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CITY  OF  INDIANAPOLIS,  INDIANA. 

MAR  -S  1916 


JOURNALS 
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Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen, 


JOINT  CONVENTIONS  OF  SAID  BODIES, 


June  5th,  1882,  to  and  including'  May  38th,  1883. 


Hon.  DANIEL  W.  GRUBBS,  Mayor,  Prest.  C.  C. 
Hon.  JAMES  T.  LAYMAN,  President  B.  of  A. 


INDIANAPOLIS: 

HASSELMAN-JOURNAL    COMPANY,    CITY    PRINTERS. 
I883. 


A  UNIVERSITY 
INDIANAPOLIS  LAW  SCH09C 
-^LIBRARY, 


ROSTER  OF  CITY  OFFICERS. 
1882-1883. 


Mayor—  DANIEL  W.  GRUBBS. 
City  Clerk— JOSEPH  T.  MAGNER. 

Deputy  City  Clerks— GEO.  T.  BRUENIG  (also,  Clerk  of  Board  of  Aldermen), 
FRANK  W.  RIPLEY,  and  WILLIAM  C.  PHIPPS. 

City  Treasurer— ISA  AC  N.  PATTISON. 

Deputy  City  Treasurer—  FRANCIS  A.  BLANCHARD. 

City  Assessor—  MILLARD  F.  CONNETT. 

Deputy  City  Assessor- HORACE  M.  HADLEY. 

City  Marshal—  RICHARD  S.  COLTER  (to  April  16th,  1883). 
Deputy  City  Marshal-}O^EVYi  R.  FORBES  (to  April  16th,  1883). 

City  Attorney— CALEB  S.  DENNY. 

City  Civil  Engineer—  SAMUEL  H.  SHEARER. 

City  Street  Cotot/'www^-LEANDER  A.  FULMER. 

City  Market- Master,  East  Market—  ORVILLE  B.  RANKIN. 

City  Market- Master,  West  Market—  ABRAHAM  L.  STONER  (to  May  14th,  1883). 

JOSEPH  R.  SHELTON  (from  May  14th,  1883). 

City  Weigher,  East  Market— JESSE  DeHAVEN. 

City  Wood- Measurer,  East  Market— JONAS  F.  PARKER. 

City  Sexton— FIELDING  HOUSTON  (to  May  21st,  1883). 
ROBERT  TURNER  (from  May  21st,  1883). 

City  Janitor— JOSEPH  RAIBLE. 

City   Commissioners— J  AMES   C.  YOHN,   WM.   HADLEY,  GEORGE   W.   HILL, 
NEWTON  KELLOGG,  and  MICHAEL  STEINHAUER. 

Board  of  Health— T>rs.  JOHN  A.  SUTCLIFFE.  ELIJAH  S.  ELDER,  and  MOSES 
T.  RUNNELS. 

Board  of  Public  Improvements— Councilmen  DEAN,  MORRISON,  and  COWIE. 

Dispensary  Board—  Councilmen  WARD,  COLE,  and  EGGER. 
Superintendent— JOHN  J.  GARVER,  M.  D. 

Hospital  ^W-Councilmen  BRYCE,  MAUER,  and  BEDFORD. 
Superintendent—  WILLIAM  N.  WISHARD,  M.  D. 

Fire  Board—  Councilmen  THALMAN,  YOKE,  and  REICHWEIN. 
Chief  Fire  Engineer—  JOSEPH  H.  WEBSTER. 

Police  Board—  Councilmen  PEARSON,  STOUT,  and  BRUNDAGE. 
Chief  of  Police— ROBERT  C.  WILLIAMSON. 

Captains  of  /Wz^-TIMOTHY  SPLAN,  ROBERT  CAMPBELL,  CHRISTOPHER  MC- 
GREGOR, and  EDWARD  W.  NICHOLSON. 

Metropolitan  Police  Commissioners  and  Force  superseded  City  Police  Board  and  Force  on  April 

16th,  1883.I 


INDIANA  I         RSfTrs 

INDIAN'  -H00L 

LIBRARY. 


Indexical  Digest  to  Journals 


FOR 


1882-1883. 


A  REFERENCE  INDEX 

TO   THE 

SUBJECT-HEADINGS  AND  SUB-HEADINGS 

USED  IN  THE  FOLLOWING  INDEXICAL  DIGEST. 


PAGE. 

Accounts  and  Claims I 

Report  from  Committees  on  Accounts  and  Claims i 

Appropriation  Ordinances  introduced  by  Council  Committee 2 

Advertising 3 

Agnes  street -. 3 

Alabama  street ■. 4 

Alleys 4 

Ordinance  to  provide  for  Improvement  of  Alleys  4 

Opening  of  Alleys ^ t 14 

Vacation  of  Alleys 15 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  relative  to  Alleys 16 

Alvord  street 17 

American  Public  Health  Association , 17 

Animals  and  Fowls 17 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  relative  to 19 

Dead  Animals;  Pioceedings  concerning  Removal  of 19 

Appropriations 19 

Arch  street 20 

Ash  street 20 

Auctions  and  Auctioneers 20 

Auctioneers'  Licenses  are  granted  to 21 

Bates  street 21 

Beacon  street 22 

Beaty  street 22 

Bellefontaine  avenue 22 

Benevolence.     [  Vide  "  Public  Charities."] , 166 

Benton  street 23 

Bicking  street 23 

Bismarck  street 23 

Blackford  street „ 23 

Blake  street .   24 

Board  of  Aldermen 24 

Appropriation  Ordinances  to  pay  Salaries  of  Members  of. 25 

Board  of  City  Commissioners.     [  Vide  "  City  Commissioners  "  ] 68 

Board  of  Equalization 26 


viii        A  Reference  Index  to  Subject-Headings  and  Sub-Headings. 

PAGE 

Board  of  Health 2( 

Reports  and  Communications  from  Board  of  Health 26 

Board  of  Public  Improvements 28 

General  Ordinances  relative  to  this  Department 29 

Appropriation  Ordinances  introduced  by  Board  of  Public  Improvements 30 

Reports,  etc.,  from  Board  of  Public  Improvements 32 

Bobbs  street 37 

Bradshaw  street 37 

Bridges 37 

Appropriation  Ordinances  in  behalf  of  Bridges 37 

Reports  and  Proceedings  relative  to  Bridges « 38 

Bright  street 40 

Broadway  street 40 

Brookside  avenue 42 

Brouse  street 43 

Buchanan  street , 43 

Buildings , 43 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  relative  to  Buildings 44 

California  street 45 

Canal.     [  Vide  "Central  Canal"] 47 

Cedar  street 46 

Central  avenue 46 

Central  Canal 47 

Charges ....  47 

Cherry  street 48 

Chesapeake  alley , 48 

Chesnut  street 48 

Chief  Fire  Engineer 48 

Reports,  etc.,  from  Chief  Fire  Engineer 48 

Monthly  Reports;  Condensed  Abstracts  of 49 

Chief  of  Police 49 

Christian  avenue 50 

Cincinnati,  Hamilton  &  Indianapolis  Railroad 179 

Cincinnati,  Indianapolis,  St.  Louis  &  Chicago  Railroad 180 

Circle  street 50 

Cisterns.     [Vide  "Fire  Department."] 106 

Citizens' Street  Railway.     [  Vide  "Street  Railways."] 203 

City  Assessor 50 

City  Attorney 51 

Opinions  and  Reports  from  City  Attorney;  Proceedings  had  thereon 51 

Ordinances  prepared  by  the  City  Attorney,  in  compliance  with  orders  given 54 

City  Boundaries 55 

City  Buildings . .   56 

Ordinances  had  relative  to  City  Buildings;  Proceedings  had  thereon 59 

Reports  from  the  Commissioners , 61 

City  Cemetry... , 62 


A  Reference  Index  to  Subject- Headings  and  Sub- Headings. 


IX 


City  CiviL  Engineer PAG*" 

Reports,  etc.,  from  Ciiy  Civil  Engineer " 

City  Clerk .  J.Z77 

Reports,  etc.  from  City  Clerk *"'" 

07 

City  Commissioners co 

_,  • 00 

City  Court 

• 69 

City  Dispensary 

Statistical  Reports  from  Superintendent  of  City  Dispensary \ 0 

General  Ordinances  relative  to  this  Department;  Proceedings  had 'thereon ?7l 

City  Hall 

City  Hospital  and  Branch 

General  Ordinances  relative  to  this  Department;  Proceedings  had' thereon '"    ? 

Appropnat.on  Ordinances  introduced  by  Hospital  Board;  Proceedings  had  thereon."."""  72 

Pest  House   [  "  Branch  "  ] ;  Proceedings  had  concerning " 

Erection  of  East  Wing  to  City  Hospital 

Statistical  Reports  from  Superintendent  of  City  Hospital  and Branch  ZZ^!1!^.'''"'  ...  It 

City  Marshal 

City  Officers— General '  7 

Ordinances  to  pay  Salaries  and  Compensations  of  City  Officers 

City  Orders 

City  Property ...7777  7.7  7177.77..7  7.7. "   78 

City  Sexton \ 

City  Street  Commissioner 

Reports  from  City  Street  Commissioner 

City  Treasurer t  79 

Receipts  and  Disbursements 

80 

Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indianapolis  Railway ,g0 

Clifford  avenue '  „ 

_  ,  00 

Coburn  street 0 

......  ...» JJq 

College  avenue „ 

Columbia  avenue 

81 

Columbia  street 

82 

Common  Council 

Appropriation  Ordinances  to  pay  Salaries  ©f  Members  of. ..........         gj 

Concordia  street s 

Contracts  and  Contractors , x 

Reports  from  Council  Committee  on  Contracts *"g* 

Reports  from  Aldermanic  Committee  on  Contracts '  g 

Miscellaneous  matters  relating  to  Contracts  and  Contractors  ..  «5, 

_  °S 

Court  street Q„ 

•••« 1 05 

Cruse  street « 

Damages  and  Costs 86 

Daugherty  street g 

Davidson  street « 

Delaware  street g 

Deloss  street Jf- 

V 91 

Dillon  street 

B  " 


x  A  Reference  Index  to  Subject-Headings  and  Sub- Headings. 

PAGE. 

Disannexations  from  City.     [  Vide  "  City  Boundaries."] 55 

Douglass  street 92 

Downey  street....: 92 

Drainage  ....„ 92 

Resolutions  ordering  Drainage  of 1 92 

Motions  ordering  Service  of  Notices  for  Drainage  of. 93 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  relative  to  Drainage 93 

Drinking-Fountains  and  Public  Wells 93 

Duncan  street 93 

East  street 93 

Eddy  street 94 

Education 95 

Eighth  street... 95 

Elections 95 

Electric  Light  and  Power . 95 

Elizabeth  street '. 96 

Ellsworth  street . 96 

Elm  street 9> 

English  avenue 93 

Exhibitions .. 9$ 

Fayette  street 9< 

Fifth  street ..icx 

Finance , io< 

General  Ordinances  introduced  by  Committees  on  Finance 100 

Appropriation  Ordinances  introduced  by  Council  Committee  on  Finance 101 

Council  Committee  on  Finance;  Reports  from 101 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Finance;  Reports  from 101     1 

Miscellaneous  Matters  connected  with  Finance 102 

Firearms,  Gunpowder,  etc 10 

Fire-Cisterns.     [  Vide  "Fire  Department."] ,c 

Fire  Department 10 

General  Ordinances  relative  to  Fire  Department 104 

Appropriations  made  in  behalf  of  Fire  Department 104 

Reports  from  Chief  Fire  Engineer 48 

Fire-Cisterns;  Proceedings  had  concerning 106 

Fire-Hydrants;  Proceedings  had  concerning 107 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  had  relative  to  Fire  Department 107 

Fire-Hydrants.     [  Vide  "Fire  Department."] ic 

First  street ic 

Fletcher  avenue ic 

Fort  Wayne  avenue , ic 

Garbage,  Slops,  and  Waste  Matter.     [Vide  "Public  Health  and  Comfort."] i( 

Garden  street K 

Garfield  Park.      Vide  "  Public  Parks."] 1; 

Garfield  Place..  ... .....K 

General  Assembly  of  1883 i< 

Georgia  street .0 .1 


A  Reference  Index  to  Subject- Headings  and  Sub-Headings.  xi 

PAGE. 

Governor's  Circle  Park.     [  Vide  "Public  Parks."] 172 

Greenwood  street. ,110 

Greer  street „ in 

Grove  street , Ill 

Hanna  street Ill 

Harrison  street Ill 

Helen  street 112 

High  street 112 

Highland  street 112 

Hill  avenue 114 

Hillside  avenue 1 14 

Holmes  street < 114 

Home  avenue , 115 

Home  for  Friendless  Women 1 15 

Hosbrook  street 1 15 

Howard  street 1 16 

Hoyt  avenue 116 

Huron  street.. 1 16 

Illinois  street \ 1 17 

Indiana  avenue Il8 

Indiana, Bloomington& Western  Ry.  [Vide "Railroad  Linesand  Switch-Tracks."]..  181 

Indianapolis,  Decatur  &  Springfield  Railway.    [  Vide  "  Railroad  Lines  and  Switch- 
Tracks."]  182 

Incandescent  Electric  Light  Company.     [  Vide  "Public  Light."] 170 

Tndianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Company.    [  Vide  "  Public  Light."]..i70 

-dianapolis  Gas- Light  and  Coke  Company.     [Vide  "Public  Light."] I71 

I Idianapolis  Water  Company.     [Vide  "Water  and  Water  Company."] 239 

Invitations 121 

Je'ffersonville,    Madison  &  Indianapolis    Railroad.     [  Vide  *•  Railroad  Lines  and 
Switch-Tracks."] 182 

Joint  Conventions .' 121 

Judiciary 121 

Council  Judiciary  Committee  ;  Reports  from 122 

Aldermanic  Judiciary  Committee  ;  Reports  from 122 

Kenning  ton  street 122 

Kentucky  avenue.... 123 

Lafayette  street.... 123 

Laurel  street , 1 23 

Leon  street ; 123 

Lexington  avenue 123 

Liberty  street 123 

Licenses 124 

Auctions  and  Auctioneers;  Proceedings  had  concerning 20 

Games  and  Sports  for  hire  or  pay;  Proceedings  had  concerning 125 

Liquor  Licenses;  Proceedings,  etc.,  concerning 125 


xii         A  Reference  Index  to  Subject- Headings  and  Sub-HeadingL 

PAGE. 

Show  Licenses;  Proceedings  had  concerning: 98 

Telegraph  Companies;  Proceedings  had  concerning  License  Tax  on 228 

Telephone  Companies ;  Proceedings  had  concerning  License  Tax  on 230 

Vault-Cleaners'  Licenses;  Proceedings  had  concerning 126 

Lincoln  avenue 126 

Linden  street T26 

Liquor  Licenses.     [Vide  "Licenses."] 125 

Locke  street if27 

Lockerbie  street 127 

Locust  street 12} 

Lord  street 127 

Louisiana  street 128 

McCarty  street , 12S 

McNabb  street 125 

Macy  street 125 

Madison  avenue : 12c 

Malott  avenue 12c 

Market  street 13c 

Markets,  Market-Houses,  and  Sales 13c 

General  Legislation  relative  to  Markets  and  Sales 130 

East  Market ;  Proceedings  had  concerning 131 

West  Market;  Proceedings  had  concerning... 131 

Maryland  street 13^ 

Massachusetts  avenue......  134 

Mayor 13^ 

Meek  street : ••••I3! 

Meridian  street 13) 

Merrill  street 13; 

Michigan  street 13! 

Military  Park.     [  Vide  «  Public  Parks."] 17: 

Minerva  street 13? 

Minnesota  street 13! 

Mississippi  street 131, 

Missouri  street I4< 

Morris  street. 14: 

Morrison  street 14: 

National  Road  street 14 

New  Jersey  street 14: 

New  York  street , 14: 

Ninth  street.. 1* 

Noble  street 14- 

North  Park.     [Vide  "Public  Parks."] 17: 

North  street 14 

Oak  street I4< 

Office  Fixtures  and  Supplies. 14' 


A  Reference  Index  to  Subject- Headings  and  Sub-Headings.         xiii 


PAG*. 

Official  Boards 147 

Ohio  street..... .. 148 

Olive  street 150 

Openings  (Extensions,  etc.)  of  Streets  ami  Alleys 150 

Ordinances _ 151 

*        General  Ordinances;   Proceedings  had  relative  to  a  New  Edition  of 132 

Ordinances,  Table  of 349 

General  Ordinances  passed  during  year 249 

General  Ordinances  stricken  from  the  Files  during  year 249 

General  Ordinances  remaining  on  the  Files  at  end  of  year 250 

Appropriation  Ordinances  passed  during  year 250 

Appropriation  Ordinances  stricken  from  the  Files  during  year 250 

Appropriation  Ordinances  remaining  on  the  Files  at  end  of  year 251 

Special  (Public  Gas- Lamp)  Ordinances  passed  during  year 251 

Special  (Public  Gas-Lamp)  Ordinances  remaining  on  the  Files  at  end  of  year 251 

Special  (Street-Improvement)  Ordinances  passed  during  year 252 

Special  (Street-Improvement)  Ordinances  stricken  from  the  Files  during  year 253 

Special  (Street-Improvement)  Ordinances  remaining  on  the  Files  at  end  of  year 253 

Summary  Statement  of 254 

Oregon  street 153 

Oriental  street.. 153 

Park  avenue 153 

Parks.     [Vide  "  Public  Parks."] 171 

Pearl  street .' 154 

Pendleton  Pike ».I54 

Pennsylvania  street 155 

Peru  street 155 

Pine  street 156 

Pittsburgh,  Cincinnati  &  St.  Louis  Ry.  [  Vide  "Railroad  Linesand  Switch-Tracks."] ..184 

Pleasant  Run1 156 

Pleasant  street 157 

Plum  street 158 

Pogue's  Run 158 

Police  Department 159 

General  Ordinances  relative  to  Police  Department. 166 

Appropriations  made  on  behalf  of  Police  Department 160 

Metropolitan  Police  Act;  Proceedings  had  concerning 162 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  had  relative  to  Police  Department.......,; 163 

Pratt  street 1O4 

Precepts 164 

Printing,  Stationery,  and  Advertising 165 

Contracts  and  Bonds;   Proceedings  as  to 165 

Appropriations  made  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and  Advertising 165 

Annual  Reports;  Proceedings  had  concerning 166 

General  Ordinances;   Proceedings  had  relative  to  a  New  Edition  of. 166 

Contracts  for  ensuing  year ;  Proceeding's  had  concerning" 166 

Public  Charities 166 

Public  Health  and  Comfort 167 

Garbage,  Slops,  etc.;  Proceedings  had  concerning; 167 

Privy  Vaults,  Cess- Pools,  etc. ;  Proceedings  had  concerning 168 

Bftseellaneou*  Proceeding*  had  relative  to  Public  Health  atfd  Cetoifbrt i<W 


xiv        A  Reference  Index  to  Subject- Headings  and  Sub-Headings. 


PAGE. 

Public  Light 169 

Committees  on  Public  Light;  Reports  from ....169, 

Incandescent  Electric  Light  Company;  Proceedings  had  concerning 170 

Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Company;  Proceedings  had  concerning 170 

Indianapolis  Gas-Light  and  Coke  Company;  Proceedings  had  concerning i...i7i 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  had  relative  to  Public  Light ... 171 

Public  Parks... ..- ;. ,....171 

Garfield  Park;  Proceedings  had  concerning ,. 171 

Governor's  Circle  Park;  Proceedings  had  concerning ..; ; 172 

Military  Park;  Proceedings  had  concerning , ....172 

North  Park;  Proceedings  had  concerning 172 

Public  Property 174 

Public  Schools . . , 174 

Public  Vehicles 176 

Railroad  avenue 177 

Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks ;. 177 

General  Legislation  as  to  Railroads  .„ 177 

Cincinnati,  Hamilton  &  Indianapolis  Railroad;  Proceedings  had  concerning . 179 

Cincinnati,  Indianapolis,  St.  Louis  &  Chicago  Railroad;  Proceedings  had  concerning <i8o 

Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indianapolis  Railway;  Proceedings  had  concerning...  180 

Indiana,  Bloomington  &  Western  Railway;  Proceedings  had  concerning ..'181 

Indianapolis,  Decatur  &  Springfield  Railway;   Proceedings  had  concerning ..'182 

Jeffersonville,  Madison  &  Indianapolis  Railroad;  Proceedings  had  concerning 182 

Pittsburgh,  Cincinnati  &  St.  Louis  Railway;  Proceedings  had  concerning 184 

Wabash,  St.  Louis  &  Pacific  Railway;   Proceedings  had  concerning ....184 

Union  Railway;  Proceedings  had  concerning ; .......185 

Switch-Tracks;  Proceedings  had  concerning 186 

Randolph  street 187 

Raper  Commandery,  No.  1,  Knights-Templar , 187 

Ray  street 187 

Reid  street 18S 

River  street 188 

Rose  Lane 18S 

Ruckle  street 188 

Rules 188 

Russell  avenue i8g 

St.  Clair  street 189 

St.  Joseph  street 19c 

St.  Mary  street ••••••• J90 

Sanders  street . 190 

Sciota  street , ...191 

Second  street.... 191 

Sellers'  Farm ;; 191 

Seventh  street . 191 

Sewers  and  Drainage ,, 192 

General  Ordinances  relative  to  Sewers;  Proceedings  had  concerning 192 

Special  Ordinances  relative  to  Sewers;    Proceedings  had  concerning 193 

Appropriations  made  in  behalf  of  this  branch  of  the  Street-Repairs  Department T95 

"Reformatory  Sewer";  Proceedings  had  concerning 195 

Private  Sewers;  Proceedings  had  concerning. ., ; 196 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  had  relative  to  Sewers........^ -*..„ 196 


A  Reference  Index  to  Subject- Headings  and  Sub- Headings.  xv 

PAGE. 

Shade-Trees 197 

Shelby  street . ., 197 

Short  street 198 

Sinking  Fund 198 

Sixth  street 199 

South  street 199 

Spann  avenue .200 

Spring  street. 200 

State  Ditch... 201 

Stevens  street 201 

Street  Railways........ , 201 

General  Legislation  concerning  Street  Railways 202 

Citizens'  Street  Railway;  Proceedings  had  concerning 203 

Metropolitan  Railway  Line;  Proceedings  had  concerning 206 

Streets,  Alleys,  Sidewalks,  etc 208 

General  Legislation  concerning  Streets,  etc.. 208 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys;   Reports  from 210 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys;  Reports  from 210 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  concerning  Streets,  etc 211 

Sullivan  street 211 

Switch-Tracks.     [Vide  "Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks."] 186 

Tax  and  Street-Improvement  Sales 212 

Refunding  Moneys  paid  at  such  Sales;  Proceedings  in  favor  of.. 212 

Refunding  Moneys  paid  at  such  Sales;  Proceedings  adverse  to 218 

Cas.es  not  disposed  of  during  year 218 

Taxes 219 

Releasing,  refunding,  or  reducing  Taxes;  Proceedings  in  favor  of. 222 

Refunding  Taxes;  Proceedings  adverse  to 226 

Cases  not  disposed  of  during  year 227 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  relative  to  Taxes 228 

Telegraph  Companies 228 

Telephone  Companies ,  230 

Tennessee  street 231 

Time-Warrants  for  1883 231 

Tomlinson  Estate 232 

Tunnel  (S.  Illinois  street) 234 

Union  Railway 185 

Union  street 234 

Vacation  of  Alleys  and  Streets 234 

Vermont  street 236 

Vine  street 237 

Virginia  avenue 237 

Wabash,  St.  Louis  &  Pacific  Railway.. 184 

Wabash  street 238 

Walnut  street 238 

Washington  street 238 

Water  and  Water  Company 239 


xvi        A  Reference  Index  to  Subject- Mendings  and  Sub-Mmdings. 

PAG«. 

Indianapolis  Water  Company , 239 

Water  street ....242 

Waters  street „  ......243 

Webb  street ... . 243 

West  street... 244 

Wheeler  street ...\ 245 

White  River 245 

Wilkens  street 246 

Willard  street 246 

Woodlawn  avenue 246 

Workhouse 247 

Wright  street , ,.247 

Yandes  street.... .247 

Yeiser  street ...247 



Table  of  Ordinances 249 

Calendar  of  Sessions .,.,..  .,,...256 


AN    INDEXICAL   DIGEST 

TO   JOURNALS   OF    THE 

Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen, 

AND 

JOINT  CONVENTIONS  OF   SAID  BODIES, 
From  June  51%,  1882,  lo  and  including  May  28lh,  1883. 


PREPARED  BY  GEO.  H.  FLEMING, 

Compiler  of  Indexica.  Digests  for  x87x-x872.  x876-x877,  ,877-x878,  x878-x879,  x88o-x88x,  and  i88x-x882. 


ACCOUNTS  AND  CLAIMS. 
CZt7ollr^*fer'  and  Hartman"  COn,i"-  to  «*  «  Council  Committee 

*™»:t:^rd  Mussmann  cominae  toact » Aid«--  <*»•«. 


A/toA  /fcw»  Committees  on  Accounts  and  Claims— 
C™"ciI.C°mmittee  °n  ^counts  and  Claims  joins  with  Judiciary  Committee  and  the 
Sunt     ohnTen"  ISd  I™8  %"  fT"*  ^  "^  «- '^»»^f  &1»m 

Board  of  Aldermen  refuses  to  eoncur  in  Council's  favorabi'e'acVion 367 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Accounis'and' Ckims  8*0 

daughter  Oracle.    [Referred  to  c'ounciime"  Mo"    J„?w«™  ^TfSM  £ 

Aforesaid  select  committee  recommends  that  Am  „Z,.i      11    N-'?3''2* 

March,  ,883,  miscellaneous  api^l^  ^^«/^U^°n^J.h.™^ 


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ACCOUNTS   AND    CLAIMS. 

The  following  rule  (offered  in  Board  of  Aldermen)  is  concurrently  adopted  on  Octo- 
ber 9th  and  1 6th,  1882  :  il  That  all  accounts  exceeding  $25  in  amount  shall  here- 
after be  properly  sworn  to,  as  required  by  law,  before  being  placed  in  appropriation 
ordinances" 529,  546 

Appropriation  Ordinances  introduced  by  Council  Committee — 

Ap.  O.  35,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  $25,821.65.] — 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  [amount  appropriated,  #25,822.90]  on  June 
5th,  1882  20 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  and  second  times;  strikes  out 
one  claim  for  $1.25  (which  it  refers  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Property  for  ap- 
proval); reads  ordinance  for  the  third  time,  as  amended;  and  so  passes  it,  on  June 
I2th,  1882 , 51 

Ap.  O.  41,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 

claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  $11,775.32.] — 
Passed  on  July  3d  and  10th,  1882... ..  153,  165 

Ap.  O.  47,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the,  payment  of  sundry 

claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  $9,009.51.] — 
Passed  on  August  7th  and  14th,  1882 291,322 

Ap.  O.  55,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 

claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  $79,894.28.] — 
Passed  on  September  4th  and  13th,  1882 399,  424 

Ap.  O  63,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 

claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  $11,856.69] — 
Passed  on  October  2d  and  9th,  1882 .' 504,  524 

Ap.  O.  66,  1882— An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  $18,179.01.] — 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  [amount  appropriated,  $18,519.82]  on  Novem- 
ber 13th,  1882. 593 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  and  second  times ;  strikes  out 
sundry  claims,  aggregating  to  $340.81  (which  it  refers  to  the  Street  Commissioner 
and  its  committee) ;  reads  ordinance  for  the  third  time,  as  amended ;  and  so  passes 
it,  on  November  13th,  1882 631 

Ap.  O.  74,  1882 — An  Ordinance,  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  $22,941.54.] — 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  [amount  appropriated,  $22,960.54]  on  Decem- 
ber 4th,  1882 715 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  strikes  out 
one  claim  of  $19.00;  reads  ordinance  for  the  third  time,  as  amended;  and  so  passes 
it,  on  December  nth,  1*882 740 

Ap.  O.  4,   1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the   payment  of  sundry 

claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  $13,317.73.] — 
Passed  on  January  5th  and  8th,  1883 794,  807 

Ap.  O.  11,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  $72,211.83.] — 


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ACCOUNTS    AND   CLAIMS — ADVERTISING — AGNES    STEEET. 

Common  Council  amends  this  ordinance  [amount  originally  appropriated,  #74,534-58], 
by  striking  out  two  claims,  aggregating  $2,300.00;  and  then  passes  it,  as  amended 
[amount  appropriated,  $72,234.58],  on  February  5th,  1883  .' 861 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  and  second  times;  strikes  out 
two  claims,  aggregating  #22.75  5  reads  ordinance  for  the  third  time,  as  amended,; 
and  so  passes  it,  on  February  12th,  1883  881 

Ap.  O.  18,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  #21,293.71.] — 

Common  Council  adds  $1,800.00  of  the  #2,300.00  stricken  out  from  February  ordi- 
nance, and  so  passes  ordinance,  on  March  5th,  1883 930 

Board  of  Aldermen  passes  ordinance,  without  further  change,  on  March  12th, 
1883 954 

Ap.  O.  27,  1883 — ^n  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  #88,921.70.] — 

Common  Council  considers  this  ordinance  [amount  appropriated,  $88,461.70]  ;  strikes 
out  one  claim  of  #45.00,  and  adds  one  claim  of  $500.00;  and  then  passes  it  [amount 
appropriated,  #89,421.70],  on  April  2d,  1883 I045 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  and  second  times;  strikes  out 
one  claim  of  #500.00;  reads  ordinance  for  the  third  time,  as  amended;  and  so 
passes  it,  on  April  9th,  1883 1065 

Ap  O.  33,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Iridianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  $657.40.] — 

Passed  on  April  16th  and  23d,  1883,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules., 1084,  1085; 

1 126,  1 129 

Ap.  O.  35,    1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 

claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis.     [Amount  appropriated,  $110,298.64.] — 

Passed  on  May  7th  and  14th,  1883 1 155,  1213 

ADVERTISING. 

O.O.37,  1882 — An  Ordinance  making  it  unlawful  to  post  Bills  or  Advertisements 
on  Fences,  Buildings,  Cars,  and  Vehicles,  "Without  the  consent  of  the  Owner — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages- 

Common  Council  considers  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time,  on  June  26th,  1882, 
and  then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys,  with  instructions  to 
make  a  certain  amendment  thereto '. no 

Journals  do  not  show  that  any  report  was  made,  and  ordinance  remained  in  hands  of  committee  on 

May  28jh,  188^. 

AGNES  STREET. 

S.  O.  50,  1878 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Agnes  street,  between 
New  York  and  North  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  5. 
Aldermanic  Committee  on  Public  Light  returns  this  ordinance  to  the  files,  on   May 

21st,  1883,  without  recommendation [ ......1263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 641 

Same,  during  September,  1882....... .;....,..,»........  ^..... ..........:... 695 


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ALABAMA  STREET. 

S.  O.  105,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering  the  gutters,  and 

curbing  the  sidewalks  of  Alabama  street  (where  not  already  done),  between  New 

York  and  North  streets — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time,  on  July  3d,  1882 ...155 

Ordinance   is  read   for  the  second  and   third  times,  and  is  passed,  on  July  17th, 

1882 195 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  July  24th,  1882 242 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

James  W.  Hudson  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 303,  320 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 341,  365 

Estimate  (#2,924.42)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 573,  619 

Mrs.  Benson  is  permitted  to  construct  a  bowlder  driveway  across  the  [east]  sidewalk 
of  this  street,  between  Washington  and  Court  streets 1107,  1174 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  month  of  June,  1882 274 

Same,  during  July,  1882 595 

Same,  during  September,  1882 695 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1219 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1226 


ALLEYS. 

Councilmen  Weaver,  Cole,  and  Coy  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on  Streets 

and  Alleys. 
Aldermen  Seibert,  DeRuiter,  and  Drew  continue  to  act- as  Aldermanic  Committee  on 

Streets  and  Alleys. 

Ordinances  to  provide  for  Improvement  of  Alleys — 

S.  O.  101,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  bowldering  the  first  Alley 
east  of  Meridian  street,  from  the  south  line  of  lot  number  six,  square  ninety-seven, 
south  to  Pogue's  Run — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  12. 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports  that  Patterson's  contract-time  expired  on  May  31st, 
1882.  [City  Attorney  is  ordered  to  notify  Patterson  to  do  the  work  at  once,  or,  if 
work  be  not  commenced  forthwith,  to  bring  suit  on  his  bond.] 342,  365 

Estimate  (#156.08)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 432,  468 

S.  O.  172,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

west  of  Illinois  street,  from  Merrill  street  to  Norwood  street — 
For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  15. 
Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  19th,  1882 84 

This  ordinance  was  stricken  from  the  files  {for  the  first  time)  on  May  1st,  1882.      See  Indexica 
Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  15;  also,  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1454.  1 

S.  O.  177,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
west  of  Virginia  avenue,  between  Bradshaw  and  Buchanan  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  16. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  19th,  1882 84 

S.  O.  68, 1882,  is  substituted  for  this  ordinance ;  which  see. 


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ALLEYS. 

S.  O.  1,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
south  of  English  avenue,  from  Linden  street  to  Laurel  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  16. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  5th,  1882 21 

[S.  O.  84,  1882,  is  substituted  for  this  ordinance;  which  see.] 

S.  O.  28,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
east  of  Evison  street,  from  the  first  alley  south  of  Prospect  street  to  Orange  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  15  and  16. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  5th,  1882 21 

S.  O.  85,  1882,  is  substituted  for  this  ordinance  ;  which  see. 

S.  O.  29,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
south  of  Fletcher  avenue,  from  Linden  street  to  Laurel  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  15. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  5th,  1882 21 

S.  O.  83,  1882,  is  substituted  for  this  ordinance ;  which  see. 

S.  O.  31,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  Alley  be- 
tween Meridian  and  Pennsylvania  streets,  from  Seventh  street  to  Eighth  or  Wil- 
liams street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  18. 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Spaulding's  contract,  and  approves  his  bond 36 

Estimate  ($443.62)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 260,  306 

S.  O.  36,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  Alley  be- 
tween Eddy  and  Tennessee  streets,  from  Garden  street  to  Merrill  street — 
For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  18. 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Spaulding's  contract  and  approves  his  bond 36 

Estimate  (#135.28)  is  presented  and  is  allowed r 380,414 

S.  O.  37,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
south  of  Henry  street,  from  Mississippi  street  to  Missouri  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  18. 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Spaulding's  contract  and  approves  his  bond 36 

Contractor  Spaulding  is  granted  further  time  in  which  to  complete  his  con- 
tract  282,  314 

Estimate  ($226.80)  is  presented  and  is  allowed... 339*363 

S.  O.  38,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
west  of  Illinois  street,  from  Eighth  street  to  the  first  street  north  of  Eighth  street 
(where  not  already  done) — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  18. 

Charles  S.  Roney  is  concurrently  awarded  (by  Board  of  Aldermen)  the  contract 

for  doing  the  proposed  work 35 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 70,  120 

Estimate  ($76.14)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 340,  363 

S.  O.  39,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
north  of  Fifth  street,  from  Tennessee  street  to  the  first  alley  east  of  Mississippi 
street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  18S1-1882, 

page  18. 


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ALLEYS. 

Charles  S.  Roney  is  concurrently  awarded  (by  Board  of  Aldermen)  the  contract  for 

doing  the  proposed  work 36 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 70,  130 

Estimate  ($114.12)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 261,  306 

S.  O.  40,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
south  of  Third  street,  from  Illinois  street  to  Tennessee  street  — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  19. 

J.  D.  Hoss  &  Co.  are  concurrently  awarded  (by  Board  of  Aldermen)  the  contract  for 

doing  the  proposed  work 36 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved .. 70,  120 

Estimate  ($201.50)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 380,  414 

S.  O.  49,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  Alley  be- 
tween Cedar  and  Grove  streets,  from  Huron  street  to  Fletcher  avenue — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  19. 

Charles  S.  Roney  is  concurrently  awarded  (by  Board  of  Aldermen)  the  contract  for 

doing  the  proposed  work '. * 34 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  contract  and  approves  bond 37 

Estimate  ($152.32)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 70,  120 

S.  O.  50,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
south  of  Fletcher  avenue,  from  Cedar  street  to  Grove  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  19. 

Fred.  Gansberg  is  concurrently  awarded  (by  Board  of  Aldermen)  the  contract  for 

doing  the  proposed  work 34 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 70,  120 

Estimate  ($299.20)  is  presented  and  is  allowed .....260,  306 

S.  O.  60,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  bowldering  the  first  Alley 
south  of  Michigan  street,  from  Delaware  street  to  the  first  alley  west  of  Delaware 
street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  19  and  20. 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed... 79 
Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  unqm- 

mously  passes  it,  on  June  26th,  1882 106 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  June  26th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 137 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 168 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  is  passed,  on  July  10th, 

1882...  ", 169 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

Henry  C.  Roney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 336,  360 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Estimate  ($160.80)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 535,  552 

S.  O.  63,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  Alley  be- 
ginning at  School  street,  on  south  side  of  lot  13,  in  out-lot  94,  and  running  around 
lots  13,  14,  15,  and  16,  in  said  out-lot,  and  terminating  at  School  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  20. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  .passes  it, 
on  June  26th,  1882 ..."..;. '. ......;.  106 

:Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  June  26th,  i$§2,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys.... ..„,.,...„„„.„.  137 


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ALLEYS. 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 168 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and   third  times,  and  is  passed,  on  July  10th, 

1882 .. ... 169 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

Michael  Flaherty  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 336,  360 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Contractor    Flaherty   is    granted    further    time    in   which    to   complete    his   con- 
tract  605,  632 

Estimate  (#159.94)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 780,  802 

S.  O.  68,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
west  of  Virginia  avenue,  from  Bradshaw  street  to  Buchanan  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  20. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  June  26th,  1882 106 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  June  26th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 117 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 168 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third   times,  and  is  passed,  on  July  10th, 

1882 169 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

Fred.  Gansberg  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 336,  360 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Estimate  ($140.07)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 573,  619 

S.  O.  71,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  second  Alley 
north  of  Christian  avenue,  from  Bellefontaine  avenue  to  Peru  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  20. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  June  26th,  1882 107 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  June  26th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 117 

Aforesaid  committee  returns  ordinance  without  recommendation 249 

Ordinance  is  read  for   the  second  and  third  times,  and  is  passed,  on  July  24th, 

1882 249 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

J.  D.  Hoss  &  Co.  are  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 337,  361 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Estimate  (#120.00)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 432,  468 

S.  O.  73,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  bowldering  the  first  Alley 
west  of  Meridian  street,  from  South  street  to  Garden  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  20. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  June  26th,  1882 107 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  June  26th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 117 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 168 

Ordinance  is  read  for   the   second   and   third   times,  and   is  passed,  on  July  10th, 

1882 170 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

James  W.  Hudson  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 336,  360 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  418 

Estimate  (#689.12)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 574,  620 


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S.  O.  78,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
west  of  Illinois  street,  from  Merrill  street  to  Norwood  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  20. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  June  26th,  1882 107 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  June  26th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 117 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 168 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  is  passed,  on  July  10th, 

1882 t 170 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred ..' 258 

Michael  Flaherty  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 336,  360 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Estimate  ($158.83)  is  presented  and  is  allowed ...574,  620 

S.  O.  8^,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

south  of  Fletcher  avenue,  from  Linden  street  to  Laurel  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  5th, 

1882 21 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  July  17th,  1882 191 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  July  24th,  1882..241,  243 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

Michael  Flaherty  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 337,  361 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved. 383,  417 

Contractor  Flaherty  is  granted  further  time  in  which  to  finish  his  contract... 754,  769 
No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  84,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

south  of  English  avenue,  from  Linden  street  to  Laurel  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  5th, 

1882 21 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  July  17th,  1882 .191 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  July  24th,  1882..241,  243 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement"are  opened  and  referred 258 

James  Mahoney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 338,  362 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Estimate  ($178.50)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 535,  552 

S.  O.  85,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

east  of  Everson  street,  from  the  first  alley  south  of  Prospect  street  to  Orange 

street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  5th, 

1882 21 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  June  19th,  1882,  and, 

with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys- * 84 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed ...288 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  21st,  1882 343 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 

ordinance   for   the   second   and    third   times;    and   passes   it,   on   August   28th, 

1882 368,376 


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ALLEYS. 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 429 

J.  L.Spaulding  is  awarded  (by  the  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  pro- 
posed work ! —  457 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  item  to  its  Committee  on  Contracts 482 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  re-advertising.     [Concurred  in.j 527,  547 

Proposals  (new)  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 571 

James  Mahoney  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  pro- 
posed work 637 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  item  to  its  Committee  on  Contracts 669 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council's  award  is  concurred  in  834 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved  845,  877 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  89,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

south  of  Christian  avenue,  from  Park  avenue  to  Broadway  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  [improvement  to  extend  from  Central  avenue 

to  Broadway  street],  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June   19th,  1882 81 

Remonstrance  against  passage  of  ordinance  is  presented  on  June  26th,  1882,  and, 

with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 104 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 198 

Ordinance  is  amended  so  as  to  make  line  of  improvement  extend  from  "  Park  avenue 
to  Broadway  street";    is  then  read  for  the  second  and   third  times;    and  is  so 

passed,  on  July  17th,  1882 198 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules  ;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  July  24th,  1882. .241,  243 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

J.  D.  Hoss  &  Co  are  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 302,  320 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 342,  365 

Estimate  ($138.48)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 380,  414 

S.  O.  93,  1882— An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  bowldering  the  first  Alley 

south  of  New  York  street,  from  Missouri  street  to  Columbia  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time,  on  June  19th,  1882 82 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  21st,  1882 344 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance    for    the   second  and    third    times;     and    passes    it,    on    August    28th, 

1882 368,376 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 430 

Samuel  W.  Patterson  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work. ..458,  479 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 538,  552 

Estimate  ($210.60)  is  presented  and  is  allowed.  536,  553 

S.  O.  95,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  bowldering  the  first  Alley 

south  of  Pogue's  Run,  from  East  street  to  New  Jersey  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  timej  on  June   19th, 

1882 82 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  July  17th,  1882 193 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times  ;  and  passes  it,  on  July  24th,  1882..241,  243 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

August  Richter  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 338,  362 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Estimate  ($461.87)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 573,  619 

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S.  O.  96,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

north  of  Home  avenue,  from  Broadway  street  to  College  avenue — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time   on  June  19th, 

1882 83 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  July  17th,  1882 193 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882 241 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time  on  August  28th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 374 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 426 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes 

it,  on  October  23d,  1882  < 564 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 571 

F.  J.  Blume  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed 

work 638 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  award  to  its  Committee  on  Contracts 669 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council's  award  is  concurred  in 834 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports,  on  February  19th,  1883,  that  Blume  has  failed  to  file 

his  bond.     [Contract  declared  forfeited.] '. 887,905 

Aforesaid  officer  asks  whether  he  shall  re-advertise  for  proposals.  [Referred  to  Com- 
mittee on  Contracts.] 964 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  City  Civil  Engineer  re-advertise  for  new  pro- 
posals.    [Concurred  in.] 1072,  1 1 23 

Motion  is  adopted  on  April  23d  and  May  7th,  1883,  ordering  Engineer  to  re-advertise 

for  proposals 1110,  1174 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during' year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  100,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley' 

east  of  Beeler  street,  from  Hill  avenue  to  Lincoln  avenue — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time,  on  June  19th,  1882 ; 83 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  July  17th,  1882 19  f 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882 242 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  28th,  1882 373 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 430 

J.  D.  Hoss  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed 

work 459 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  item  to  its  Committee  on  Contracts 482 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council's  award  is  concurred  in...     527 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 538,  551 

Estimate  ($175.39)  1S  presented  and  is  allowed 574,  620 

S.  O.  115,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
north  of  Ray  street,  from  Meridian  street  to  the  first  alley  east  of  Meridian  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 
first  time,  on  July  17th,  1882 210 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  September  18th,  1882, 450 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  September  25th, 
1882 475,476 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred "..533 

J.  L.  Spaulding  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 587,  628 


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ALLEYS. 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 572>  618 

Contractor   Spaulding    is   granted    further    time    in    which    to    complete    his   con- 
tract..  796,  805 

Estimate  ($88.56)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 1072,  1122 

S.  O.  122,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
east  of  Olive  street,  from  the  first  alley  south  of  Prospect  street  to  the  first  alley 
north  of  Pleasant  Run — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August  7th? 

1882 293 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  21st,  1882 346 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance    for   the    second    and    third    times ;    and    passes   it,    on    August    28th, 

1882 # 369,  376,377 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 430 

Remonstrance  against  awarding  contract  at  lowest  bid  offered  (32  cents  per  lineal 
foot  on  each  side)  is  presented,  and  then,  with  bids,  is  referred  back  to  Committee 

on  Contracts 461,  462 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  re-advertising.     [Concurred  in.] 500,  521 

Proposals  (new)  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 571 

John  Keenan  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 710,  726 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 753,  767 

Estimate  ($1,147.00)  is  presented  and  is  allowed -.  1140,  1208 

S.  O.  153,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

south  of  Orange  street,  from  Laurel  street  to  Spruce  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 

18th,  1882 444 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  October  2d,  1882 , 512 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  October  9th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  the  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 525 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1023 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  March  26th,  1883 1024 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 107 1 

James  Mahoney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 1090,  1133 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 1140,  1209 

Estimate  for  above  improvement  was  not  presented  during  year  1882-1883. 

S   O.  162,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

east  of  Mississippi  street,  from  First  street  to  the  first  alley  south  of  First  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 

18th,  1882 445 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  October  2d,  1882 513 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  October  9th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  the  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 525 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1023 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

March  26th,  1883 1024 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 1071 

J.  L.  Spaulding  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 1090,  1 133 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 1 140,  1209 

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S.  O.  166,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

east  of  Delaware  street,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  Pratt  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time  on  September  18th,  1882 , 446 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  October  2d,  1882 514 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  October  9th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys •••525 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed .1023 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  March  26th,  1883 1024 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 1072 

J.  L.  Spaulding  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 1090,  1 133 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 1140,  1209 

Spaulding  states  that  profile  of  alley  o%i  which  his  and  other  bids  were  based,  repre- 
sented alley  to  be  only  12  feet  wide,  while,  in  fact,  it  was  14  feet  in  width;  there- 
fore, he  asks  to  be  relieved  from  such  contract  and  to  be  allowed  $6.50  for  work 
done  by  him  before  error  was  noticed.     [Referred  to  Committee  on  Contracts  and 

City  Civil  Engineer.] 1203 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  re-advertise  for  proposals 1277 

S.  O.  176,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

west  of  Maxwell  street,  from  Elizabeth  street  to  Coe  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  presented,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time,  on  October  16th,  1882 547 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  December  18th,  1882.. 763 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;    and  passes  it,  on   December  27th, 

1882 :,... 770,  771 

The  fact,  that  "  proposals  for  making  above  improvement  were  opened  and  referred,"  was  omitted 
from  Council  Journal  of  January  15th,  1883. 

R.  P.  Dunning  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 842,  875 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved... 887,  905 

Estimate  ($150.48)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 1092,  1171 

S.  O.  1,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  Alley  between 

Illinois  and  Eddy  streets,  running  from  the  first  alley  south  of  Garden  street  to 

Pogue's  Run — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  January 

15th,  1883 823 

Remonstrance  against  passage  of  ordinance  is  presented  on  February  5th,  1883,  and 

is  ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 866 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  4,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  Alley  between 

Pennsylvania  and  Delaware  streets,  from  Second  street  to  the  first  alley  south  of 

Second  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time,  on  March  5th,  1883 933 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 1117 

Board  of  Aldermen  read  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys , 1 176,  1 178 


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Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1216 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
May  14th,  1883 1 216 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  26,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

west  of  Pine  street,  from  Meek  street  to  Bates  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 

1883 1097 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  21st,  1883 1233 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  28th,  1883 1287 

No  iurther  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  30,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

east  of  Ash  street,  from  Ninth  street  to  Tenth  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 

1883 1097 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and   third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  14th,  1883 1206 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;    and  passes  it,  on  May  21st,  1883...  1257 

1259,  1260 
No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  32,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 
north  of  Michigan  street,  from  Pennsylvania  street  to  Meridian  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 
1883 1097 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  May  7th,  1883,  and,  with 
ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1168 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1192 

No  further  action  was  had  oh  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  34,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  second  Alley 

south  of  Seventh  street,  from  Garfield  Place  to  Peru  street  — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 

1883 . 1098 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  21st,  1883 1233 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  28th,  1883...  1282 
No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  58,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  first  Alley 

west  of  Ash  street,  from  Seventh  street  to  Eighth  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  21st, 

1883 1241 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

John  Keenan,  contractor  for  the  improvement  of  first  alley  east  of  Laurel  street, 
from  first  alley  south  of  Prospect  street  to  Orange  street,  [under  S.  O.  13,  1881], 
asks  city  to  pay  him  $18.40,  assessment  against  Percy  Hosbrook,  on  account  of  lot 
having  been  forfeited  to  the  State  of  Indiana.  [Referred  to  Judiciary  Com- 
mittee.]  719 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  foregoing  claim  be  allowed,  and  that  it  be 
placed  in  next  miscellaneous  appropriation  ordinance.     [Concurred  in.] 791 


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ALLEYS. 

James  Mahoney,  contractor  for  the  improvement  of  the  first  alley  south  of  Prospect 
street,  from  Olive  street  to  Laurel  street  [under  S.  O.  98,  1880],  asks  city  to  pay 
him  $32.65,  assessment  against  Thomas  C.  Reading,  on  account  of  lot  having  been 
forfeited  to  the  State  of  Indiana.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 824 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  petitioner  be  allowed  $32.65,  through  next 
miscellaneous  appropriation  ordinance.  [Committee  Council  concurs  in  recom- 
mendation.]  978,  979 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee ion 

Aldermanic  committee  did  not  report  on  foregoing  referred  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Opening  of  Alleys — 

First  Alley  west  of  Yandes  street,  from  Home  avenue  to  the  first  alley  north  of 
Home  avenue — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  this  case,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  .1881- 1882,  page  21. 
Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  recommends  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be 

granted,  and  offers  formal  resolution  referring  case  to  City  Commissioners 204 

Resolution  of  reference  is  adopted,  by  Common  Council,  on  July  17th,  I-882..204,  205 
Board  of  Aldermen  defers  action  on  foregoing  resolution  till  petitioners  shall  file 

bond  to  pay  expenses  of  case 236,  237 

Journals  for  1882-1883  do  not  show  any  further  action  on  above  case. 

Alley,  from  Park  avenue  to  the  first  alley  west  thereof,  between  Lincoln  avenue  and 

Seventh  street — 
Petition  in  foregoing  case  is  presented  to  Common  Council  on  November  20th,  1882, 

and  is  referred  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 663 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted,  and  offers 

resolution  referring  case  to  the  City  Commissioners ,...819 

Resolution  of  reference  is  adop:ed,  by  Common  Council,  on  January  15th,  1883. ..819 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  case  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 831 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  back  this  case;    recommends  that  the  City  Marshal 

serve  notices  on  parties  interested  ;    and  then  adopts  resolution  as  amended 882 

Common  Council  concurs  in  Aldermanic  amendment 896 

Resolution,  ordering  that  no  further  action  be  taken  in  this  case,  is  offered  on  April 

2d,  1883,  and  is  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1049 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  foregoing  resolution  is  adopted  on  April 

16th  and  23d,  1883 1083,  1 125 

First  Alley  north  of  McCarty  street,  from  the  first  alley  east  of  Alabama  street  to 

the  first  alley  west  of  New  Jersey  street — 
Petition  to  widen  above  alley  is  presented  to  Common  Council  on  March  5th,  1883, 

and  is  referred  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys -933 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  prayed-for  widening  be  granted,  and  offers 

the  formal  resolution  to  refer  this  matter  to  the  City  Commissioners 1036 

Resolution,  making  proposed  reference,  is  adopted  on  April  2d  and  9th,  1883....  1036 

1060 
Journals  for  1882-1883  do  not  show  any  further  action  on  above  case. 

Alley,  ten  feet  in  width,  in  rear  of  lots  fronting  on  Morris  street,  from  West  street 

to  Dakota  street — 
Petition  in  foregoing  case  is  presented  on  April  23d,  1883,  and  is  referred  to  Council 

Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys. ,,,...  1103 

Aforesaid  committee  did  no*  report  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 


1 88 2- 1 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  6rv. 


ALLEYS. 
Vacation  of  Alleys — 

Two  Alleys  (on  east  and  west  sides  of  Webb  street),  so  far  as  the  same  lie  in  Frank 
&  Seiders's  subdivision  of  lot  3  of  Schroer's  subdivision  of  27  90  100  acres  of  e.  y2, 
s.  w.  )£  of  sec.  13,  tp.  15,  r.  3  e. — 

For  proceedings  had  relative  to  this  case,  see  under  subject-heading  of  "  Vacations  of  Alleys 

and  Streets,"  post. 

Alley,  between  lots  15  and  16,  in  Indianapolis,  Cincinnati  &  Lawrenceburgh  Rail- 
road Company's  sub-division  of  out-lot  90,  extending  from  Louisiana  street  to 
Lord  street — 

For  inception  of  this  case  (informal),  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  22. 

Amended  petition  is  presented  on  June  5th,  1882 13 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  recommends  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be 
granted,  and  offers  resolution  to  refer  this  case  to  the  City  Commissioners.  [Com- 
mon Council  concurs  in  the  report  and  adopts  the  resolution.] 13,  14 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 45 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  no  further  action  be  had  in  this  case  until  the 
petitioners   file   a   bond    to    pay   expenses  of   City  Commissioners.       [Concurred 

in.] 129,  207 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 

First  Alley  north  of  Lincoln  avenue,  running  from  College  avenue  to  Ash  street — 
For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  this  case,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  22. 

Council  Committee  on  Streets^nd  Alleys  recommends  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be 
granted,  and  offers  resolution  to  refer  this  case  to  the  City  Commissioners.  [Com- 
mon Council  concurs  in  the  report  and  adopts  the  resolution.] 15 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 46 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  no  further  action  be  had  in  this  case  until 
the  petitioners  file  a  bond  to  pay  expenses  of  City  Commissioners.  [Concurred 
in.] 129,  207 

Bond,  above  required,  is  presented,  which  Board  of  Aldermen  approves,  and  then 
concurrently  adopts  the  resolution  of  reference 226 

Common  Council  approves  the  bond 352 

City  Commissioners,  on  March  19th,  1883,  recommend  that  prayed-for  vacation  be 
made,  assessing  cost  of  their  services  at  $66.00 971 

Resolution  granting  the  vacation,  on  payment  of  above  assessed  expenses,  is  con- 
currently adopted  on  March  19th  and  26th,  1883 992;   1008,  1009 

First  Alley  north  of  Sixth  street,  from  Howard  street  to  the  C.,  I.,  St.  L.  &  C. 
Railroad  tracks — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  this  case,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  22. 

United  States  Encaustic  Tile  Company  withdraws  its  petition  for  the  vacation  of 
this  alley,  and  asks,  in  lieu  thereof,  for  permission  to  roof  over  alley  at  such  height 
as  will  not  interfere  with  free  public  use  thereof.     [Petition  granted.] 25,  48 

City  Commissioners  report  (on  July  17th,  1882)  that  a  remonstrance  against  the  pro- 
posed vacation  had  been  filed,  which  had  not  been  dismissed  ;  therefore,  report 
against  the  petitioners;  and  assess  the  expenses  of  the  case  at  $30.00.  [Con- 
curred in.] 185 

First  Alley  east  of  Mississippi  street,  from  Twelfth  street  to   first  alley  south  of 

Twelfth  street— 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  this  case,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  22. 
City  Commissioners  recommend  that  the  prayed-for  vacation  be  made,  and  assess  the 

expenses  of  same  at  $63.00 181 


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ALLEYS. 

Resolution,  granting  the  prayed-for  vacation,  on  payment  of  the  above  assessed  ex- 
penses, is  adopted  on  July  17th  and  24th,  1882 182,  233 

City  Clerk  reports  that  assessed  expenses  have  been  paid  into  city  treasury ....269,  313 

First  Alley  south  of  North  street,  from  Noble  street  to  first  alley  west  thereof — 

Petition  in  foregoing  case  is  presented  to  Common  Council  on  September  25th,  18821 
and  is  referred  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 463 

Bond  of  petitioners,  to  pay  expenses  of  case,  is  presented,  and  is  given  same  refer- 
ence as  petition 508 

Remonstrance  against  and  petition  for  this  vacation  are  presented  on  October  16th, 
1882,  and  are  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 548 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  vacation  be  not  made.     [Concurred  in.]..8i8 

819 

Alley,  commencing  on  the  north  line  of  Merrill  street,  at  a  point  205  feet  east  of  the 
southwest  corner  of  put-lot  22;  thence,  north,  191  feet  (more  or  less),  to  the  south 
line  of  the  first  alley  north  of,  and  parallel  with,  Merrill  street;  thence,  east,  15 
feet;  thence,  south,  191  feet  (more  or  less),  to  the  north  line  of  Merrill  street; 
thence,  west,  15  feet,  to  the  place  of  beginning — 

Petition  in  foregoing  case  is  presented  to  Common  Council  on  March  19th,  1883,  and 
is  referred  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 988 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  the  prayed-for  vacation  be  granted,  and  offers 
the  formal  resolution  to  refer  this  matter  to  the  City  Commissioners 1036,  1037 

Resolution,  making  proposed  reference,  is  adopted  on  April  2d  and  9th,  1883..  1037, 106 1 
City  Commissioners  did  not  report  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 

Alley,  seven  and  one-half  feet  in  width,  on  south  side  of  lot  7,  John  Wocher,  jr.'s 

subdivision  of  part  of  s.  e.  %  of  sec.  36,  tp.  16  n.,  r.  3  e. — 
Petition  in  foregoing  case  is  presented  on  April  23d,  1883,  and  is  referred  to  Council 

Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 107 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  prayer  of  petition  be  granted.     [Concurred 

in.] ....< "53 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  case  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1211 

Common  Council,  on  May  28th,  1883,  adopts  resolution  to  refer  this  case  to  City 

Commissioners 1272 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  relative  to  Alleys — 

Owners  of  property  abutting  on  third  alley  north  of  Ray  street,  from  Meridian 
street  to  Locust  street,  are  permitted  to  grade  and  gravel  the  same  at  their  own 
expense 609,  677 

Fred.  Noelke  and  John  Schnitker  are  permitted  to  grade  and  gravel,  at  their  own 
expense,  the  first  alley  west  of  Pine  street,  from  Georgia  street  to  first  alley  south 
thereof. 944?  956 

D.  H.  Prunk  is  permitted,  at  his  own  expense,  to  grade  and  gravel  the  alley  be- 
tween Blackford  street  and  Bright  street,  from  New  York  street,  north,  for  the 
distance  of  130  feet;  also,  to  grade  and  gravel  the  alley  running  from  above  point 
to  Bright  street , 995,  1014 

J.  L.  Spaulding  is  permitted,  at  his  own  expense,  to  grade  and  gravel  the  first  alley 
east  of  Decatur  street,  from  Beacon  street  to  Everett  street 1048,  1063 

Owners  of  property  abutting  on  first  alley  east  of  Meridian  street,  and  south  of  Wilkin- 
son street,  are  ordered  to  remove  obstructions  therefrom 215,  239 

Owners  of  property  abutting  on  first  alley  west  of  Illinois  street,  from  Third  street 
to  Fourth  street,  are  ordered  to  remove  manure  therein  deposited 549 


I  &8 2- 1 883]       Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  17 


ALLEYS — ANIMALS    AND    FOWLS. 

Board  of  Health  reports  the  following  alleys  as  being  in  unsatisfactory  sanitary 
condition,  and  recommends  their  improvement  under  ordinances: 

First  alley  west  of  East  street,  from  Merrill  street  to  alley  north 75 

First  alley  east  of  Blake  street,  from  New  York  street  to  Michigan  street... 180 

First  alley  south  of  Michigan  street,  from  Douglass  street  to  Blake  street 180 

First  alley  south  of  Maryland  street,  from  West  street  to  first  alley  east  of  West 

street 180 

First  alley  east  of  Bright  street,  from  New  York  street  to  Vermont  street 180 

First  alley  south  of  Vermont  street,  from  Bright  street  to  first  alley  east  of  Bright 

street 180 

Alley  between  Ash  and  Bellefontaine  streets,  from  Ninth  street  to  Tenth  street...  181 

Alley,  from  No.  240  E.  Morris  street  to  Coburn  street 181 

Alley  east  of  No.  127  Coburn  street 181 

Alley  between  East  and  Greer  streets  to  second  alley  south  of  McCarty  street...  181 
First  alley  east  of  Alabama  street,  from  McCarty  street  to  Tinker  street 181 

Repair  work  done  on  Alleys,  during  June,  1882 281 

Same,  during  July,  1882 605 

Same,  during  August,  1882 650 

Same,  during  September.  1882 702 

Same,  during  October,  i8$2  1226 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1229 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1230,  1231 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  clean  the  first  alley  east  of  East  street,  from  Mc- 
Carty street  to  Buchanan  street-. 22,  47 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  repair  the  first  alley  south  of  Lexington  avenue,  from 
Linden  street  to  Spruce  street 85,  124 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  clean  the  first  alley  north  of  Washington  street,  from 
Illinois  street  to  Tennessee  street 509,  522 


ALVORD  STREET. 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  establish  the  lines  of  this  (alias,  Macy)  street,  from 
Massachusetts  avenue  to  Seventh  street 511 


AMERICAN  PUBLIC  HEALTH  ASSOCIATION. 

Tenth  annual  convention  (it  is  announced)  will  be  held  in  this  city  October  17th  to 

24th,  1882 217 

Mayor  is  authorized  to  appoint  a  committee  of  arrangements 217 

Appointments,  list  of. 260 

Committee  ask  for  an  appropriation  of  $300.     [Refused.] 504,  505 


ANIMALS  AND  FOWLS. 

G.  O.  14,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  restrain  Cows  and  Heifers  from  running-at-large 
from  sunset  in  the  evening  to  sunrise  in  the  morning  (and  preventing  such  Ani- 
mals, when  breachy,  from  running-at-large  at  any  time),  in  the  City  of  Indiana- 
polis ;  providing  penalties;  establishing  Pounds,  and  rules  for  the  government 
thereof;  appropriating  money  in  aid  thereof;  and  repealing  conflicting  Ordi- 
nances— 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  23. 


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ANIMALS   AND   FOWLS. 

Select  committee  introduces,  with  report,  G.  O.  50,  1882,  as  a  substitute  for  above 
entitled  ordinance,  and  recommends  the  passage  of  the  new  ordinance 31 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times  (but  takes  no 

final  action)  on  June  26th,  1882 109,  no 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  50,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  regulate  the  running-at-large  of  Cows  and  Heifers 

in  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  (as  a  substitute  for  G.  O.  J  4,  1882),  and  is 

read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  9th,  1882 31 

Petition  for  passage  of  ordinance  is  presented  on  June  26th,  1882,  and  is  filed 105 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  53,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  amend  an  Ordinance,  entitled  "An  Ordinance  to 
prohibit  the  running-at-large  of  Cattle,  Horses,  Swine,  Sheep,  Fowls,  and  other 
Animals,  within  the  corporate  limits  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis;  and  to  provide 
for  the  impounding,  keeping,  sale,  and  redemption  of  the  same ;  and  providing 
Penalties  for  the  violation  of  thereof,"  ordained  December  12th,  1881  — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  19th, 

1882 83 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  58,  1882 — An  Ordinance  creating  the  office  of  Pound-Master;  providing  for 
his  Appointment;  and  defining  his  Duties  — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  [prepared  by  City  Attorney  at  request  of  Board  of  Alder- 
men— see  Journal  page  132]  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July 
3d,   1882 144 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time  on  August  21st,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  a  select  committee,  consisting  of  Councilmen  Morrison,  Yoke, 

and  Hartmann , 349 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  foregoing  reference  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  64,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  amend  Section  Three  of  an  Ordinance  entitled 
"An  Ordinance  to  prohibit  the  running-at-large  of  Cattle,  Horses,  Swine,  Sheep, 
Fowls,  and  other  Animals,  within  the  corporate  limits  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis; 
and  to  provide  for  the  impounding,  keeping,  sale,  and  redemption  of  the  same; 
and  providing  Penalties  for  the  violation  thereof,"  ordained  December  12th, 
1881— 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  17th, 

1882 216 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  27,  1883 — An  Ordinance  prohibiting  Cows,  Horses,  and  other  Animals  from 
running-at-large  within  the  corporate  limits  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis;  provid- 
ing for  the  impounding,  keeping,  sale,  and  redemption  thereof ;    and  providing 
Penalties  for  the  violation  thereof- 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th, 

1883 1158 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time;  amends  it;  reads  it  for 

the  third  time,  as  amended;  and  so  passes  it,  on  May  28th,  1883 1278,  1279 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Ap.  O.  41,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $130  for  Cow  Pound — » 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  21st, 

1883 - 1237 

Common  Council  read  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times  on  May  28th, 

1883,  but  refuses  to  pass  it,  by  a  vote  of  7  to  12 1276 

No  further  action  Was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-T883. 


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ANIMALS    AM)    FOWLS— APPROPRIATIONS. 

d 

•  Miscellaneous  Proceedings  relative  to — 

Aldermanic  Select  Committee  on  Pound  (majority)  reports  that  they  have  prepared 
an  "ample  and  suitable"  pound  in  rear  of  the  Ross  Block,  south  of  W.  Market 
street,  near  Circle  street,  and  suggests  that  the  City  Marshal  make  a  lively  entry 
upon  the  discharge  of  his  long-delayed  duties  under  ordinance  of  December  12th, 

18S1 : 63 

Minority  of  committee  (Aid  Mussmann)  recommends  that  impounding  ordinance  be 
amended  so  as  to  permit  cows  to  run-at-large  during  the  day-time,  and  that  the 
pound  be  used  for  the  confinement  of  other  restricted  animals  and  for  cows  "  out 

at  night  " 64 

Majority  report  is  concurred  in 65 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  matter,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  26. 
Common  Council  adopts  a  motion  to  abandon  the  Ross  block  cow  pound  at  oncc.355 

Board  of  Aldermen  non  concurs  in  Council's  action  by  a  vote  of  6  to  2 368 

Common  Council  adheres  to  its  former  action,  and  then  refers  matter  to  its  "Cow 

Ordinance  "  Committee 397,  398 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Finance 413 

On  recommendation   of    aforesaid   committee,   Board   of   Aldermen   adheres  to  its 

non-concurrent  action '. 484 

Common  Council  lets  this  matter  "drop,"  by  "receiving"  last  Aldermanic  mes- 
sage  501 

City  Attorney  reports  that  the  case  of  Martin  Burton  vs.  The  City  ("  to  test  the 
validity  of  the  cow-pound  ordinance")  had  been  dismissed  by  plaintiff  at  his  own 
cost ...  , 966 

Superintendent  of  Metropolitan  Police  Robbins  asks  for  an  appropriation  of  $125, 
as  an  amount  sufficient  to  lease  and  prepare  two  animal  pounds  under  ordinance 
of  December  12th,  1881 1158 

Dead  Animals ;    Proceedings  concerning  Removal  of — 

City  Clerk  is  ordered  to  advertise  for  proposals  to  remove  dead  animals  from  within 
the  city  limits 1048,  1063 

Proposals  are  opened  and  referred  to  Council  Committees  on  Contracts  and  on  Public 
Health 1139 

Committee  on  Contracts  reports  two  bids  (#110  and  $135)  for  award  of  this  privi- 
lege for  one  year;  and  recommends  that  contract  be  awarded  Luther  Mehring.  at 
latter  sum.     [Concurred  in.] 1185 

Mehring's  contract  and  bond  [for  full  text  of,  see  Journal  pages  1 185,  1186]  is  pre- 
sented; and  contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 1 185,  1251 


ANNEXATIONS  TO  CITY. 
Vide  City  Boundaries,  post. 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  rule  on  October  9th,  1882:  "That  this 
Board  will  vote  for  no  appropriation  of  the  public  funds,  or  recognize  any  con- 
tract for  work  or  material  of  any  kind  or  nature  whatever,  unless  consented  to  and 
concurred  in  by  the  previous  action  of  this  body,  and  authorized  by  the  City 
Charter  and  ordinances"..,,...,. ,,,.»., $29 


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APPROPRIATIONS— AUCTIONS    AND    AUCTIONEERS. 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  resolution  on  April  23d,  1883:  •' Resolved, 
That  it  is  the  sense  of  this  Board,  that  no  further  Appropriation  Ordinances  be 
passed,  except  for  the  pay  of  city  employes  and  contracted  debts,  until  the  several 
Departments  shall  show  a  disposition  to  reduce  their  expenses  and  to  live  within 
the  city's  revenue.  And,  further,  That  we,  in  behalf  of  the  taxpayers  of  this  city, 
demand  that  each  Department  so  reduce  expenses  that  the  estimates  for  the  fiscal 
year  will  not  be  exceeded;  and  that  until  a  statement  shall  be  made  from  each 
Department,  showing  that  they  will  comply  with  this  request,  we  refuse  to  pass 
any  further  ordinances  for  appropriations  of  money  to  any  Department  that  fails 
to  make  the  report  above  demanded.  Further,  That  the  City  Clerk  notify  each 
Department  of  the  passage  of  this  resolution" 1131 


ARCH  STREET. 

S.  O.  65,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick  (where 
not  already  done),  the  north  sidewalk  of  Arch  street,  from  Park  avenue  to  Plum 
street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  pigest  for  1881-1882, 

page  27. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  July  17th,  1882..... 190 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  July  24th,  1882 241 

242,  243 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

John  Schier  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 337,  361 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Estimate  ($276.01)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 491,  517 


ASH  STREET. 

S.  O.  36,  1883— An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

east  sidewalk  of  Ash  street,  from  Massachusetts  avenue  to  Christian  avenue- 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 

1883 ... .. . .. 1099 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  14th,  1883 .....1206 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  May  21st,  1883...  1257 

1259,  1260 
No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 .274 

Same,  during  July,  1882 595 

Same,  during  August  1882 641 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1227 


AUCTIONS  AND  AUCTIONEERS. 

G.  O.  16,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  amend  Section  Four  of  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An 
Ordinance  relative  to  the  Licensing  and  Regulating  of  certain  Extraordinary  Trades 
and  Establishments,"  ordained  May  4th,  1859 — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page,i29. 


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AUCTIONS    AND    AUCTIONEERS — BATES    STREET. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time;  fills  blank  space  therein 
so  as  to  make  license-fee  #100  per  week;  engrosses  ordinance  as  amended;  and 
so  passes  it,  on  June  13th,  1882 56 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  June  13th,  1882 68 

G.  O.  59,  1882 — An  Ordinance  granting  to  Mills,.  Hamilton  &  Co.  a  License  as  Auc- 
tioneers— 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  rules  are  sus- 
pended; ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  is  passed  on  Sep- 
tember 25th,  1882 463 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  September  25th, 
1882 483,  484 

G.  O.  79,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  amend  Section  One  of  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An 
Ordinance  to  amend  Section  Four  of  an  Ordinance  entitled  'An  Ordinance  rela- 
tive to  the  Licensing  and  Regulating  of  certain  Extraordinary  (Trades  and  Estab- 
lishments,'" ordained  June  13th,  1882 — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  on  November  20th, 
1882,  and  is  then  referred  to  a  select  committee 660,  661 

Stricken  from  the  files  on  December  4th,  1882,  on  recommendation  of  aforesaid  com- 
mittee   712 

G.  O.  80,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  repeal  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An  Ordinance  grant- 
ing Mills,  Hamilton  &  Co.  a  License  as  Auctioneers,"  ordained  September  25th, 

1882— 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  November 
20th,  1882  ;  and  is  then  referred  to  a  select  committee 661 

Stricken  from  the  files  on  December  4th,  1882,  on  recommendation  of  aforesaid 
committee 712 

G.  O.  82,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  regulate  Sales  by  Auction — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  (as  a  substitute  for  G.  Os.  79  and  80,  1882) ; 
is  read  for  the  first  and  second  times ;  is  slightly  amended ;  is  read  for  the  third 
time;  and  is  passed,  on  December  4th,  1882 712,713 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  December  nth, 
1882 741 

Ordinance  is  referred  to  Aldermanic  Committee  on  Railroads  and  Public  Char- 
ities  , 775 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  foregoing  reference  during  year  1882-1883. 

Auctioneers'  Licenses  are  granted  to — 

Hunt  &  McCurdy,  88  E.  Washington  street 39 

John  G.  Payne 39 

Robert  Ellis 539,  555 

Joseph  Mayer  &  Co.,  115  S.  Illinois  street , 719,  738 

John  Guston  &  Co 720,  737 

R.  R.  Miles,  194  and   196  W.  Washington  street 798,806 

Geo.  E.  Wallace,  170  W.  Washington  street 865,879 

Wright  &  Holden 913,  941 


BATES  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882 695 


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BEACON  STREET. 

Vacation  of  fifteen  feet  of  north  side  of  this  street,  from  White  River  to  Blooming. 

ton  street — 
Petition  in  foregoing  case  is  presented  to  Common  Council  on  June  19th,  1882,  and 

is  referred  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 85 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  prayed-for  vacation  be  granted,  and  offers  the 

formal  resolution  to  refer  this  case  to  the  City  Commissioners 206 

Common  Council  adopts  resolution  of  reference  on  July  17th,  1882 206 

Board  of  Aldermen  postpones  action   until   a  bond   to   pay  expenses  of  case   be 

filed 238 

Bond  is  submitted  and  approved,  and  resolution  of  reference  is  adopted 884 

Common  Council  approves  bond 897 

City  Commissioners,  on  May  14th,  1883,  recommend  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be 

granted U90,  1 191 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  vacation  is  presented  on  May  14th,  1883 1191 

Above  report  and  remonstrance  are  referred  to  Council  Judiciary  Committee  and 

City  Civil  Engineer  by  a  vote  of  11  to  9 1191,1192 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 


BEATY  STREET. 

S.  O.  7,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 

fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Beaty  street,  between 

McCarty  and  Buchanan  streets — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  March  8th, 

1883 942 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 1117 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light 1 176,  1178 

Aforesaid  committee  returns  ordinance  to  the  files,  on  May  21st,  1883,  by  a  verbal 

report  and  without  recommendation 1263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street  during  August,  1882 641 


BELLEFONTAINE  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  80,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Bellefontaine  avenue, 
between  Ninth  and  Tenth  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  28. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  June  26th,  1882 109 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  June  26th,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light ...137)  138 

Aforesaid  committee  returns  ordinance  to  the  files  on  May  21st,  1883,  without  recom- 
mendation  1263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  119,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering  the  gutters,  and 
curbing  and  widening  the  sidewalks  of  Bellefontaine  avenue,  from  Christian  avenue 
to  Home  avenue— 


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BELLEFONTAINE  AVENUE — BLACKFORD    STREET. 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  17th, 

1882 211 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  July  17th,  1882,  and, 

with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 197 

Aforesaid  committee  (majority)  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 288 

Minority  of  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  not  passed  this  season 288 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  21st,  1882 345 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  August  28th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 369 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 426 

Ordinance  is  taken  from  the  files,  and  referred  to  Aldermen  of  the  District 961 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 596 

Same,  during  September,  1882 ^ 695 


BELT  RAILWAY  AND  STOCK-YARDS  COMPANY. 
Vide  Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks,  post. 

BENEVOLENCE. 
Vide  Public  Charities,  post. 

BENTON  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882 695 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1220 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1230 

BICKING  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  December,  1882 1230 

BISMARCK  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  October,  1882 1220 

BLACKFORD  STREET. 

S.  O.  172,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

west  sidewalk  of  Blackford  street,  from  New  York  street  to  the  Canal — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  October 

3d,  1882 506 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it 

on  May  21st,  1883 1232 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  May  21st,  1883... 1258 

1259,  126T 
No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  ytfar  1883-1883. 


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BLACKFORD    STREET — BOARD    OF   ALDERMEN. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 274 

Same,  during  July,  1882 595 

Same,  during  August,  1882  ,. 641 


BLAKE  STREET. 

S.  O.  57,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick  (where 
not  already  done),  the  sidewalks  of  Blake  street,  from  the  National  Road  to  Indi- 
ana avenue,  except  the  west  sidewalk,  from  said  National  Road  to  the  first  alley 
south  of  New  York  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  29. 

Council  Committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  amended  by  striking  out  so  much 

thereof  as  provides  for  the  improvement  of  the  west  sidewalk  from  the  National 

Road  to  the  first  alley  south  of  New  York  street.     [Concurred  in.] 79 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  time  ;  is  amended  by  striking  out  so  much  thereof 

as  provided  for  "curbing  with  stone";    is  read  for  the  third  time,  as  amended; 

and  is  so  passed,  on  July  17th,  1882 .' 190 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  July  54th,  1882 241 

Aforesaid  body  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  time,  on  August  28th,  1882,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys , 371 

Ordinance'  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times,  but  fails  to  pass  for  want  of  a 

two- thirds  vote,  on  September  25th,  1882 487 

Ordinance  is  again  read  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  is  passed,  on  October  9th, 

1882 530 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred .— 571 

Huston  Solomon  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work.,636 ;  667.  669 

Contractor  Solomon  is  granted  further  time  in  which  to  file  his  bond 887, '905 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports,  on  March  5th,  1883,  that  Solomon  had  not  filed  his 

bond  at  that  late  date.     [Referred  to  Board  of  Public  Improvements.] 916 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved.. 964,  1006 

Solomon  submits  assignment  of  contract  to  G.  W.  Moore.     [Referred  to  Judiciary 

Committee  and  the  City  Attorney,  with  power,  if  lawful.] 1160 

Board  of  Aldermen  approves  Council's  action 1211 

Aforesaid  committee  and  officer  recommend  that  city  consent  to  the  arrangement. 

[Council  concurs  ] 1270 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882  t 274 

Same,  during  September,  1882 695 

Same,  during  October,  1882  1220 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1230 


BOARD  OF  ALDERMEN. 

Following  rule  is  adopted  on  June  12th,  1882:  "That  the  Clerk  of  this  Board  be, 
and  is  hereby,  directed  to  not  to  return  to  this  body  any  legislation  after  the  same 
shall  have  failed  to  pass  this  body,  unless  the  same  shall  be  re-called  by  the 
Board  of  Aldermen  V 40 

Lobby  members  are  ordered  to  be  "railed  off"          132 

Council  Committee  on  Office  Fixtures  and  Supplies,  to  whom  had  been  referred  the 
bill  for  above  ordered  railing,  reports  in  favor  of  allowance  of  same,  and  recom- 
mends that  amount  be  inserted  in  next  miscellaneous  appropriation  ordinance. 
[Concurred  in  ] 1082 


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BOARD    OF    ALDERMEN. 

City  Attorney  Denny  replies  to  an  alleged  public  press  charge — "That  the  Board  of 
Aldermen  is  not  legally  constituted" — as  follows:  "In  answer,  I  have  to  say, 
that  the  members  of  the  Board  of  Aldermen,  having  qualified  according  to  law, 
the  Board  is  legally  *  constituted,'  even  though  some  of  the  members  do  not  possess 
the  statutory  qualifications — that  is,  they  are  de facto  officers,  and,  being  such,  their 
acts  are  valid.  If,  however,  some  of  the  members  of  the  Board  did  not  own  real 
estate  in  their  respective  districts  at  the  time  of  their  election  and  qualification, 
they  are  subject  to  removal  by  quo  warranto  proceedings,  which  may  be  set  in 
motion  by  any  taxpayer  of  the  city.  Such  removal  would  not  affect  any  of  the 
precedent  acts  of  the  Board,  however.  If  the  members  referred  to  were  the  owners 
of  real  estate  in  their  respective  districts  at  the  time  of  their  election  and  qualifica- 
tion, I  do  not  think  that  a  subsequent  parting  with  the  title  thereto  would  render 
them  ineligible  for  the  balance  of  their  terms  " 324 

President  of  Board  of  Aldermen, — City  Attorney,  in  answer  to  Aldermanic  inquiry 
[see  Journal  page  912],  as  to  "  When  His  Honor  the  Mayor  is  absent  from  the  city 
and  His  Honor  the  President  of  this  Board  is  at  home,  has  any  other  person  a 
legal  right  to  preside  over  the  Mayor's  Court,  deal  out  justice,  and  expound  the 
law  therein?"  replied  as  follows:  "The  only  provision  of  the  Act  creating  the 
Board  of  Aldermen  which  provides  for  the  President  of  said  Board  occupying  the 
position  of  Mayor,  in  any  case,  is  as  follows:  'Sec.  10.  That  in  case  of  removal, 
death,  resignation,  or  non-election  of  Mayor,  the  duties  of  the  office  of  Mayor 
shall  devolve  on  the  President  of  the  Board  of  Aldermen  until  a  Mayor  is  chosen 
and  qualified  according  to  the  provisions  of  this  Act.'  It  will  thus  be  observed 
that  there  is  no  provision  of  law  for  the  President  of  this  Board  acting  as  Mayor 
in  any  capacity,  or  under  any  circumstances,  where  there  is  a  Mayor  of  said  city 
legally  holding  his  office.  Section  18  of  the  General  Act  for  the  Incorporation  of 
Cities,  etc.,  provides  for  the  calling  of  some  Justice  of  the  Peace  to  preside  in  his 
Court  in  his  absence,  or  during  sickness,  etc.  This,  I  understand  to  have  been  the 
practice,  heretofore.  I,  therefore,  conclude  that  the  President  of  this  Board  can 
not  legally  preside  in  the  Mayor's  Court  while  there  is  a  Mayor  in  office;  and  that 
the  only  person,  other  than  the  Mayor,  who  can,  is  a  Justice  of  the  Peace."  [Re- 
ceived.]  957 

Appropriation   Ordinances  to  pay  Salaries  of  Members  of — 

Ap.  O.  37,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  June  19th  and  26th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 81,  127 

Ap.  O.  58,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  ot  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Membeis  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  September  18th  and  25th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 443,  478 

Ap.  O.  77,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  December  18th  and  27th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 757,  770 

Ap.  O.  22,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men and  of  the  City  Officers  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  March  19th  and  26th,  1883,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 975,  1019 

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26  An  Indexical  Digest  to  Journals  of  [i  88 2-1 883 

BOARD  OF  CITY  COMMISSIONERS. 

Vide  City  Commissionrrs,  post. 

BOARD  OF  EQUALIZATION. 

City  Clerk  is  ordered,  on  July  19th,  1882,  to  give  the  proper  legal  notice,  by  publica- 
tion, that  the  Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  City  Clerk,  and  City  Assessor 
would  meet  as  the  Board  of  Equalization  on  August  7th,  1882 221,  228 

First  session  of  the  Board  is  held  on  August  7th,  1882 255 

Notice  to  taxpayers,  as  advertised 255 

City  Assessor  reports  his  total  valuation  of  taxable  property  (exclusive  of  railroad 
taxables)  at  $52,477,288;  and  that  the  number  of  polls  is  14,452 255 

Aldermen  DeRuiter  and  Drew  and  Councilmen  Wai-d,  Yoke,  and  Dowling  are  ap- 
pointed as  a  select  committee,  to  meet  in  the  office  of  the  City  Assessor,  daily,  for 
ten  days,  and  to  whom  shall  be  referred  the  assessment  list  and  all  complaints 
against  any  assessment 256 

Members  of  select  committee  are  allowed  $3  a  day  for  their  services..  „ 256 

Second  and  final  session  of  the  Board  is  held  on  August  16th,  1882 329 

Select  committee  reports  the  following  changes  made  from  the  valuation  submitted 
by  the  City  Assessor :  Additions,  $400,787  ;  deductions.  $34,200 ;  making  aggre- 
gate valuation  of  taxables  for  the  current  year,  $52,843,875  ;  and  states  the  number 
of  polls  at  14,502.... 329 

Resolution  is  adopted  fixing  the  tax-levy  for  general  purposes  at  87  cents  on  each 
$100  of  taxables  ;  the  further  amount  of  3  cents  on  each  $100,  to  provide  a  sinking 
fund,  to  be  used  in  liquidating  the  city's  indebtedness;  and  the  further  sum  of 
50  cents  on  each  poll 330 

Board  of  Equalization  adjourns  sine  die , ..330 

Vide  Taxes,  post. 


BOARD  OF  HEALTH. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  this  Department,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with 

May  31st,  1882 $2,500.00         62 

Actual  expenditure 2,662.08         62 

Expenditure  in  excess  of  estimate $    162.08         62 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  this  Department,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with 
May  31st,  1883...    • $2,500.00       743 

Ap.  O.  40,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $150,  for  the  purchase  of  a 
Horse,  Wagon,  and  Harness  for  the  use  of  the  Board  of  Health — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  rules  are  suspended; 
ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times ;  but  fails  to  pass  by  a  vote  of  7 
ayes  to  12  naysr ....1237,  1238 

Drs.  John  A.  Sutcliffe  (president),  Elijah  S.  Elder  (secretary),  and  Moses  T.  Runnels 
continue  to  act  as  City  Board  of  Health. 

Common  Council  makes  the  rule,  "That  no  report  be  received  from  the  Board  of 
Health  unless  signed  by  a  majority  of  the  Board" 510 

Reports  and  Communications  from  Board  of  Health — 

Annual  report  for  1882  is  submitted;  is  received;  and  is  ordered  to  be  printed  as'part 
of  "Year  Book" , 791 


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HOARD    OF    HEALTH. 

Alleys  and  Streets. — Reporting  the  following  as  in  unsatisfactory  sanitary  condition  : 

First  alley  west  of  East  street,  from  Merrill  street  to  alley  north  thereof 75 

First  alley  east  of  Blake  street,  from  New  York  street  to  Michigan  street 180 

First  alley  south  of  Michigan  street,  from  Douglass  street  to  Blake  street 180 

First  alley  south  of  Maryland  street,  from  West  street  to  first  alley  east  thereof....  180 

First  alley  east  of  Bright  street,  from  New  York  street  to  Vermont  street 180 

First  alley  south  of  Vermont  street,  from  Bright  street  to  first  alley  east  thereof.... 1 80 
Alley  between  Ash  and  Bellefontaine  streets,  from  Ninth  street  to  Tenth  street...  181 

Alley  from  No.  240  E.  Morris  street,  to  Coburn  street 181 

Alley  east  of  No.  127  Coburn  street 181. 

Alley  between  East  and  Greer  streets,  to  second  alley  south  of  McCarty  street...  181 

First  alley  east  of  Alabama  street,  from  McCarty  street  to  Sinker  street 181 

Bellefontaine  avenue  gutters,  from  Eighth  street  to  State  Ditch... ... 282 

Blake  street  gutters,  both  sides 181 

Broadway  street  gutters,  from  Cherry  street  to  Arch  street 180 

East  street,  west  gutter  of,  between  Washington  and  Court  streets..;... 282 

Eighth  street  gutters,  between  Bellefontaine  avenue  and  Ash  street ....283 

Lafayette  street,  between  Third  and  Fourth  streets .283 

Lord  street  gutters,  between  Pine  street  and  first  alley  west  thereof 283 

Meridian  street  gutters,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  First  street 180 

Mississippi  street,  from  Washington  street  to  Louisiana  street 180 

North  street  gutters,  from  Tennessee  street  to  Missouri  street 18a. 

Same,  from  West  street  to  California  street 180 

Tunnel  (S.  Illinois  street) 180 

Wright  street,  from  Merrill  street  to  alley  north  thereof . 75 

City  Cemetery. — Reporting  as  to  over-crowded  condition  of 247 

Buildings. — Reporting  the  following  as  being  in  unsatisfactory  sanitary  condition; 
and  that  orders  had  been  issued  to  clean  the  same : 

No.  321  E.  Washington  street — cellar,  vault,  and  sidewalk 180 

No.  311  E.  St.  Clair  street 499 

Mortality.   1882 — May  16th  to  31st,  both  inclusive 43  deaths  11 

June  1st  to  15th,  both  inclusive 64  deaths  75 

June  16th  to  30th,  both  inclusive 73  deaths  179 

July  1st  to  15th,  both  inclusive 99  deaths  179 

July  16th  to  31st,  both  inclusive , 90  deaths  282 

August  1st  to  15th,  both  inclusive 67  deaths  350 

August  16th  to  31st,  both  inclusive 66  deaths  393 

September  1st  to  15th,  both  inclusive 44  deaths  437 

September  16th  to  30th,  both  inclusive 60  deaths  498 

October  1st  to  15th,  both  inclusive 54  deaths  544 

October  16th  to  31st,  both  inclusive 68  deaths  651 

November  1st  to  15th,  both  inclusive 47  deaths  652 

November  16th  to  30th,  both  inclusive.... 51  deaths  704. 

December  1st  to  15th,  both  inclusive 58  deaths  755 

December  16th  to  31st,  both  inclusive 53  deaths  791 

1883 — January  1st  to  15th,  both  inclusive... 56  deaths  816 

January  16th  to  31st,  both  inclusive 75  deaths  851 

February  1st  to  15th,  both  inclusive.'. 54  deaths  890 

February  16th  to  28th,  both  inclusive 62  deaths  922 

March  1st  to  15th,  both  inclusive 64  deaths  970 

March  16th  to  31st,  both  inclusive 65  deaths  1080 

April  1st  to  14th,  both  inclusive 57  deaths  1147 

April  15th  to  26th,  both  inclusive 51  deaths  1148 

April  27th  to  May  10th,  both  inclusive  68  deaths  1190 

May  nth  to  24th,  both  inclusive 59  deaths  1268 


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BOARD   OF    HEALTH— BOARD    OF    PUBLIC    IMPROVEMENTS. 

Drinking  Water. — Submitting  a  report  from  Prof.  T.  C.  Van  Nuys,  of  the  State  Uni- 
versity, containing  analyses  of  the  water  from  ten  of  the  principal  driven-wells  in 
the  city.     [Received.] 652  to  655 

Submitting  Prof.  Van  Nuys's  analyses  of  four  samples  of  Water  Company's  sup- 
ply  1268  to  1270 

Sewers  and  Drainage. — Submitting  lengthy  report  upon  Sewers  and  Sewage.,852  to  854 
Standing  water. — Reporting  ponds  of,  as  follows  : 

In  alley  east  of  No.  127  Coburn  street 181 

On  lot  west  of  No.  119  Coburn  street 181 


BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  IMPROVEMENTS. 

Estimated  expenditure  by  this  Department,  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  with  May 

31st,  1882 $30,000.00         62 

Actual  expenditure 29)825.53         62 

Expenditure  less  than  estimate $      17447         62 

Estimated  expenditure  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883  : 

Bridge  repairs $  3,000.00  744 

Sewer  cleaning 3,000  00  744 

Street  cleaning , 12,500.00  744 

Street  repairs , 20,500.00  744 

Total $39,000.00 

Statements  as  to  expenditure  on  account  of  repairs,  etc.,  of  streets,  alleys,  sidewalks, 
bridges,  etc.  : 

May,  1882 -. .$   1,331  29         10 

During  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882 29,825.53  10 

1882— June $  5,503.60       178 

July 3*492.18  273 

August... 4,267.01  392 

September 5,573.55  498 

October. 4,308.56  594 

November 4,207.97  703 

December., 1,399.10  790 

1883 — January 1,317.80  850 

February 531.62  920 

March r»  595-47  1050 

April 2,557.44  1 147 

May  (Journals  for  1883,  page  11) 1.739-33 

Total  expenditure  during  year  1882-1883  (1883,  p.  11) $36,491.96 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  motion  on  March  12th,  1883:  ''That  the 
City  Attorney  be,  and  is  hereby,  requested  to  report  to  this  Board,  at  our  next 
regular  meeting,  if  the  powers  granted  by  ordinance  to  the  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements do  not  exceed  the  rights  granted  by  the  Charter ;  and  if  the  duties 
being  performed  by  said  Board  are  not  solely  the  duties  of  the  Street  Commis- 
sioner:  Further,  To  report  if  the  hiring  of  all  teams  and  men,  and  the  purchasing 
of  all  supplies  of  every  kind  for  the  Street  and  Sewer  Departments  is  not  the  duty  of 
the  Street  Commissioner;  and  can  such  duties  be  taken  from  him  while  he  remains 
in  office.  Also,  To  report  the  legal  duty  of  the  Board  of  Public  Improve- 
ments"  949 


1 882-1 883]        Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  29 


BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  IMPROVEMENTS. 

Foregoing  motion  is  then  referred  to  a  conference  committee,  and  Aldermen  Seibert, 
DeRuiter,  and  Drew  are  appointed  as  Aldermanic  members  thereof 949 

Councilmen  Thalman,  Cole,  and  Fultz  are  appointed  as  Council  members  of  con- 
ference committee  on  this  and  on  a  collateral  subject. 921 

Aforesaid  conference  committee  submits  to  Common  Council  the  following  opinion 
of  the  City  Attorney,  and  recommends  "  that  no  work  be  ordered  done  by  the  Hoard 
of  Public  Improvements  unless  they  have  been  so  first  instructed  by  both  municipal 
bodies."     [Concurred  in.] 985,  10 1 2 

City  Attorney's  opinion  was  as  follows  :  "  By  clause  32  of  section  53  of  the  Charter, 
the  Council  may  organize  a  Board  of  Public  Improvements,  whose  duties  and 
powers,  as  such,  seem  to  be  confined  exclusively  to  the  regulations  of  buildings; 
and  I  know  of  no  provision  of  law  authorizing  this  Board,  as  such,  to  direct  or 
control  the  Street  Commissioner  in  the  exercise  of  his  legal  functions.  There  is 
nothing  to  prevent  the  Council,  however,  from  delegating  any  of  its  powers  with 
reference  to  the  Street  Commissioner's  Department  to  this  Board,  or  to  any  other 
Board  or  committee  it  sees  fit.  The  Council  may  appropriate  a  given  sum  of 
money  for  the  repair  of  streets  for  a  given  time,  and  then  delegate  to  a  committee 
of  its  own  members  the  power  to  direct  zvhat  improvements  shall  be  made  with 
that  money,  and  authorize  that  committee  to  require  the  Street  Commissioner  to 
report  to  them,  by  items,  how  and  where  the  money  required  by  him  has  been 
expended,  that  they  may  give  a  correct  account  to  the  Council  for  whom  they  act. 
When  the  present  statute  governing  these  matters  was  passed,  there  was  not  a  city 
in  the  State,  except  Indianapolis,  of  more  than  20,000  inhabitants,  and  Indiana- 
polis had  not  more  than  35,000 ;  so  that  it  was  no  doubt  supposed  by  the  law-makers 
that  the  Council  could  give_the  Street  Commissioner  (or  the  City  Marshal,  who 
acts  as  Street  Commissioner  in  the  smaller  cities)  direction  in  each  particular  case. 
This  is,  no  doubt,  the  reason  that  we  find  no  specific  provision,  in  the  statute,  for 
a  committee  or  Board  to  act  for  the  Council  in  these  matters.  But  that  s^uch  power 
exists  under  the  general  power  of  delegation,  I  have  no  doubt.  As  to  whether  the 
Board  of  Public  Improvements,  who  now  act  as  such  committee,  are  in  the  habit 
of  encroaching  upon  the  rights  of  the  Street  Commissioner,  as  laid  down  in  the 
statute,  or  not,  I  can  not  say  from  any  personal  knowledge,  having  had  little  or 
nothing  to  do  with  the  Departments  of  the  city  government  which  would  enlighten 
me  on  this  subject" 985,  1012 

For  additional  items  concerning  the  Street  Commissioner's  powers  and  rights,  see  under  subject- 
heading  of  "City  Street  Commissioner,"  post. 

General  Ordinances  relative  to  this  Department : 

G.  O.  76,  1882 — An  Ordinance  repealing  all  Ordinances  authorizing  and  creating  the 
Fire  Board,  the  Police  Board,  the  Hospital  Board,  and  the  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements, and  transferring  the  Duties  of  said  Boards,  as  now  constituted,  to  the 
Chief  Fire  Engineer,  Chief  of  Police,  Superintendent  of  the  City  Hospital,  and 
Street  Commissioner,  respectively,  and  making  proper  Provisions  as  to  the  Responsi- 
bility and  Qualifications  of  said  Officers — 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under  subject-heading 
of  "Official  Boards,"  post;  also,  Journal  pages  563,  583,  664,  764. 

G.  O.  26,  1883 — ^n  Ordinance  supplemental  to  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An  Ordinance 
providing  that  the  Fire  Board,  Hospital  Board,  Police  Board,  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements, and  Dispensary  Board,  shall  consist  of  three  members  each,  who  shall 
be  Members  of  the  Common  Council;  defining  their  Term  of  Office;  and  repeal- 
ing all  Laws  in  conflict  therewith,"  ordained  June  1,  1881  — 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under  subject-heading 
of  "Official  Boards,"  post;  also,  Journal  page  1097. 


30  An  Indexical  Digest  to  Journals  of        •     [1882-1883 


BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  IMPROVEMENTS. 

Appropriation   Ordinances  introduced  by  Board  of  Public  Improvetnents — 

Ap.  O.  43,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $2,000  on  account  of  the 

Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 
Passed  on  July  3d  and  10th,  1882 , 154,  165 

Ap.  O.  49,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $2,500  on  account  of  the 

Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  the  cleaning  Streets,  etc. — 
Passed  on  August  7th  and  14th,  1882 " 291,  323 

Ap.  O.  50,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,500  on  account  of  the 

Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  repairing  Bridges,  etc. — 
Passed  on  August  7th  and  14th,  1S82 ; 292,  323 

Ap.  O.  51,  1882— An  Ordinance  appropriating  $2,500  on  account  of  the  Street  De- 
partment of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 
Passed  on  August  7th  and  14th,  1882  292,  323 

Ap.  O.  57,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,000  on  account  of  the 
Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  Sewer  repairs — 

Above  entitled  .ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 
nth,  1882 407 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  is  passed,  on  September 
1 8th,  1882 ; 443 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  limes;  and  passes  it,  on  September  25th, 
1882 476,  478 

Ap.  O.  59,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  on  account  of  the  Street  De- 
partment of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced ;  is  read  for  the  first  time ;  rules  are  sus- 
pended; ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  is  passed,  on  Sep- 
tember 25th,  1882 , 463 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  September  25th, 
1882 483 

Ap.  O.  70,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,500  on  account  of  the 
Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  rules  are  sus- 
pended ;  ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  is  passed,  on  No- 
vember 13th,  1882 .'.» 594 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  November  13th,  1882, 
and  then  refers  same  to  its  Committees  on  Contracts  and  Bridges  and  on  Finance..632 

Aforesaid  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Bridges  returns  ordinance  to  the  files  ;  it  is 
read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  is  passed,  on  November  20th,  1882. ..669 

Ap.  O.  76,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,500  on  account  of  the 
Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  repairing  Streets,  Alleys,  Side- 
walks, etc. — 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  on  December  4th,  1882 717 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  and  second  times  ;  amends  it ; 
reads  ordinance,  as  amended,  for  the  third  time ;  and  so  passes  it,  on  December 

nth,  1882  740,  741 

Common  Council  refuses  to  accede  to  the  Aldermanic  amendment 756 

Board  of  Aldermen  adheres  to  its  amendment 765 


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BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  IMPROVEMENTS. 

Common  Council  refers  ordinance  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 793 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  this  ordinance  is  stricken  from  the  files 
on  February  5th,  1883 ! 856 

Ap.  O.  6,   1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $500  on  account  of  the 

Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  repairing  Streets,  etc. — 
Passed  on  January  5th  and  8th,  1883 795,  807 

Ap.  O.  7,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $500  on  account  of  the 

Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  Sewer  repairs — 
Passed  on  January  5th  and  8th,  1883 795,  807 

Ap.  O.  13,  188.3 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,000  on  account  of  the 

Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 
Passed  on  February  5th  and  12th,  1883 863,  882 

Ap.  O.  14,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,000  on  account  of  the 
Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  repairing  Streets,  etc. — 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  on  February  5th,  1883 863 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  and  second  times  on  February 
12th,  1883,  and  then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Finance  and  Accounts  and 
Claims .  882 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  back  ordinance  with  the  recommendation  "that  it  do 
not  pass  until  the  ordinance  now  pending  in  the  Common  Council,  for  $1,500  for 
the  same  Department  [Ap.  O.  76,  1882],  and  passed  by  this  body,  be  approved  by 
such  Council."     [Concurred  in. J 909 

Board  of  Public  Improvements  calls  attention  to  the  pressing  necessities  of  its  De- 
partment and  Aldermanic  action  upon  this  ordinance,  and  requests  the  appointment 
of  a  conference  committee  to  adjust  the  differences  between  the  two  bodies 921 

Mayor  Grubbs  appoints  Councilmen  Thalman,  Cole,  and  Fultz  as  the  Council  mem- 
bers of  conference  committee ...... 921 

President  Laymen  appoints  Aldermen  Seibert,  DeRuiter,  and  Drew  as  Aldermanic 

members  of  conference  committee 949 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Ap,  O.  20,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $2,000  on  account  of  the 

Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  repairing  Streets,  etc. — 
Passed  on  March  5th  and  12th,  1883 930,  954 

Ap.  O.  21,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,000  on  account  of  the 

Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  Sewer  repairs — 
Passed  on  March  5th  and  12th,  1883 931,  954 

Ap.  O.  30,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,000  on  account  of  the 
Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  on^  April  2d,  1883 1045 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  and  second  times;  amends  it,  by 
adding  "that  the  amount  appropriated  be  expended  under  the  direction  of  the 
Street  Commissioner  "  ;  reads  ordinance  for  the  third  time,  as  amended ;  and  so 
passes  it,  on  April  9th,  1883 IQ66 

Common  Council  adheres  to  its  former  action,  and  appoints  Councilmen  Pearson, 
Yoke,  and  Hartmarin  as  its  members  of  a  conference  committee. 1*54 

Board  of  Aldermen  appoints  Aldermen  Seibert,  DeRuiter,  and  Drew  as  its  members 
of  conference  committee 1183 

Councilman  Hartmann  and  Aldermen  Seibert  and  DeRuiter  recommend  that  ordi- 
nance be  passed  as  amended  by  Board  of  Aldermen.  [Council  refuses  to  con- 
Cur.] 1 195 

turtrier  acuon  was  ha(j  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 


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BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  IMPROVEMENTS. 

Ap.  O.  37,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,000  on  account  of  the 
Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  the  repairing  of  Streets,  etc. — 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  on  May  7th,  1883 1155 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  and  second  times  ;  amends  it,  by 
adding  ''that  the  amount  appropriated  be  expended  under  the  direction  of  the 
Street  Commissioner  "  ;  reads  ordinance  for  the  third  time,  as  amended;  and  so 
passes  it,  on  May  14th,  1883 1214 

Common  Council  amends  the  Aldermanic  amendment,  by  adding  "Common  Council 
and  Board  of  Aldermen" 1198 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Council  amendment  on  May  2ist,  1883 1249 

Ap.  O.  42,  1883 — ^n  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,000  on  account  of  the 
Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  the  cleaning  of  Streets,  etc. — 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  on  May  21st,  1883,  under  suspension  of  the 
rules 1237,  1238 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  time ;  amends  the  proviso  in  first  section  so  that  it  shall 
read,  "  Provided,  That  the  Street  Commissioner  use  the  amount  ,of  money  appro- 
priated in  this  ordinance  throughout  the  city  wherever  he  may  deem  it  necessary"  ; 
reads  ordinance  for  the  third  time,  as  amended;  and  so  passes  it,  on  May  21st, 
1883 1265 

Common  Council  adheres  to  its  original  proviso — "  That  no  work  be  done  by  the 
Street  Commissioner  except  upon  the  express  order  of  the  Council  and  Board  of 
Aldermen,  except  upon  streets  and  alleys  properly  bowldered  " 1239 

Board  of  Aldermen  recedes  from  its  amendment,  and  approves  original  proviso ;  re- 
reads ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  May  28th, 
1883 1282 

Reports,  etc.,  from  Board  of  Public  Improvements — 

Ordinances. — Recommendations  as  to  : 

For  digests  of  opinions  and  recommendations,  see  under  the  several  subject-headings  suggested  in  the 
following  list,  according  to  the  groupings  fixed  and  determined  by  Ordinance  Nos. 

Illinois  street— S.  O.  104,  1882. 

Meridian  street— G.  O.  12,  1883. 

New  York  street— S.  O.  76,  1882. 

Ohio  street— S.  O.  48,  1882. 

Sewers— S.  O.  33,  1882. 

Streets,  Alleys,  Sidewalks,  etc.— Ap.  O.  14,  1883. 

Crosswalks. — Recommendations  as  to  : 

Circle  street.. 543 

Dillon  street 542 

First  street 543 

Georgia  street 113 

Home  avenue 541 

Illinois  street . ,.541 

McCarty  street 543 

Madison  avenue 114 

Market  street..... 116,  543 

Michigan  street 543 

Mississippi  street 543 

New  Jersey  street 543 

New  York  street 113,  115 

Ohio  street 115 

Pennsylvania  street 541,  541,  542,  542 


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BOARD    OF    PUBLIC    IMPROVEMENTS. 

Pine  street 73 

Pratt  street 543 

St.  Joseph  street 543 

St.  Mary  street 115 

South  street 1 12 

Chuck-holes,  gutters,  and  minor  repairs — Recommendations  as  to: 

Agnes  street 541 

Alabama  street 115 

Alleys 115 

Beaty  street 112 

Bradshaw  street 54° 

Bridges 117 

Buchanan  street 540 

California  street 543 

Carlos  street 542 

Chad  wick  street 541 

Christian  avenue 1 16 

Church  street.... 541,  542 

Circle  street 113 

Coburn  street 113 

College  avenue...    r. 113,  541 

Dakota  street 1 14 

Daugherty  street 540 

Davidson  street 116 

Fire  Department  (in  behalf  of). 115 

Fort  Wayne  avenue .". 115 

Georgia  street 112 

Hosbrook  street 114 

Howard  street 115 

Illinois  street 540,  541 

Kentucky  avenue 540 

Liberty  street 113,  116,  540 

McCarty  street 1 12 

Maple  street 115 

Market  street 542 

Maryland  street 543 

Massachusetts  avenue 541 

Meridian  street 116,  541 

Merrill  street 112 

Miami  street 542 

Michigan  street 115 

Morris  street 114 

New  Jersey  street 542 

Noble  street 116,  116 

Ohio  street 543 

Park  avenue 1 15 

Pine  street 114 

Plum  street ji6 

Ray  street 542 

St.  Clair  street 116,  116 

Seventh  street 117 

Sixth  street 114,  114 

Spring  street 113 

Tennessee  street 541 

Vermont  street.  1 16 

Wabash  street 542 

Washington  street 113,  114,  1 16,  117 

West  street 113,  116 

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BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  IMPROVEMENTS. 

Repair  work. — Report  of  work  done  on 

Agnes  street — 641,  695. 

Alabama  street — 274,  595,  695,  1219,  1226. 

Alleys— 281,  605,  650,  702,  1226,  1229,  1230,  1231. 

Ash  street — 274,  595,  641,  1227. 

Bates  street — 695. 

Beaty  street — 641. 

Bellefontaine  avenue — 596,  695. 

Benton  street — 695,  1220,  1230. 

Bicking  street — 1230. 

Bismarck  street — 1220. 

Blackford  street — 274,  595,  641. 

Blake  street — 274,  695,  1220.  1230. 

Bradshaw  street — 1220. 

Bridges— 274,  275,  275,  276,  276,  277,  277,  278,  278,  278,  279,  279,  279,  279,  280,  281, 
281,  281,  595,  596,  596,  597,  597,  600,  602.  642,  643,  643,  646,  647,  649,  649,  696, 
697,  697,  699.  700,  700,  1 221,  1221,  1221,  1223,  1223,  1224,  1230. 

Bright  street — 596,  1220,  1227. 

Broadway  street — 641,  695,  1 230. 

Brookside  avenue — 595,  641. 

Brouse  street — 1227. 

Buchanan  street — 641. 

Cal  fornia  street — 275,  596,  642,  1220. 

Cedar  street — 596,  642,  1220. 

Cherry  street — 596. 

Chesapeake  alley — 1220. 

Chestnut  street — 696. 

Christian  avenue — 274,  596,  642,  1227. 

Circle  street — 274,  596,  642,  696,  1 230. 

Clifford  avenue — 642. 

Coburn  street — 275,  642,  1220,  1227. 

College  avenue — 642,  696. 

Columbia  avenue — 275,  596,  642,  696. 

Columbia  street — 1220. 

Concordia  street — 696. 

Court  street— 274,  596,  695,  1220,  1227. 

Cruse  street — 1230. 

Daugherty  street — 643. 

Davidson  street— 643 

Delaware  street — 275,  596,  642,  1221. 

Dillon  street — 275,  696. 

Douglass  street — 275,  597,  1220,  1227. 

Downey  street — 643. 

Duncan  street — 696. 

East  street — 275,  597,  643,  644,  122 1. 

Eighth  street — 597,  643,  696. 

Elizabeth  street — 275,  597,  696. 

Ellsworth  street — 697. 

Elm  street — 597. 

English  avenue — 275,  597,  696. 

Fayette  street — 598. 

Fifth  street— 643. 

First  street — 275,  597,  643. 

Fletcher  avenue — 275,  598,  643,  697. 

Fort  Wayne  avenue — 598,  1221,  1227. 

Georgia  street — 275,  697. 

Greer  street — 598. 


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BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  IMPROVEMENTS. 

Grove  street — 598. 

Harrison  street — 697. 

Hillside  avenue — 598. 

Home  avenue  — 276,  598,  697. 

Hosbrook  street — 598. 

Howard  street — 598,  643. 

Hoyt  avenue — 1221. 

Huron  street — 644. 

Illinois  street — 276,  598,  644,  697,  1221. 

Indiana  avenue — 276,  599,  644,  697,  122 1. 

Kennington  street — 644. 

Kentucky  avenue — 599,  644. 

Laurel  street — 1222. 

Leon  street — 698. 

Lexington  avenue — 1222. 

Liberty  street — 599,  644,  698,  1222. 

Lincoln  avenue — 276,  599,  697. 

Linden  street — 644,  697. 

Locke  street— 276. 

Lord  street — 276,  1221. 

Louisiana  street — 276,  599,  697. 

McCarty  street — 278,  601,  1223,  1227. 

McNabb  street-  278,  699. 

Madison  avenue — 599,  698,  1222. 

Malott  avenue — 645. 

Market  Spaces — 277,  600,  645,  698. 

Market  street — 277,  600,  645,  1223,  1227,  1230. 

Maryland  street — 277,  645,  1222. 

Massachusetts  avenue — 599,  645,  698,  1222. 

Meridian  street — 277,  600,  645,  698,  1222,  1227. 

Merrill  street— 645,  698,  1222. 

Michigan  street — 277,  600,  699,  1223,  1227,  1230. 

Minerva  street — 699. 

Mississippi  street — 277,  600,  645,  698,  1222. 

Morris  street  — 600,  645. 

Morrison  street — 277. 

New  Jersey  street — 278,  601,  699,  1223. 

New  York  street — 278,  601,  646,  699,  1223,  1228. 

Noble  street — 601,  646,  699,  1223. 

North  street — 278,  601,  645,  699,  1223,  1228. 

Ninth  street — 601. 

Ohio  street — 278,  601,  1228,  1230. 

Olive  street — 278,  646,  700. 

Oriental  street — 602. 

Park  avenue — 602,  647,  700. 

Pearl  street — 279,  646,  700,  1223. 

Pennsylvania  street — 279,  602,  646,  700,  1223,  1230. 

Peru  street — 279,  700. 

Pine  street — 279,  646,  700,  1224. 

Pleasant  street— 602,  700. 

Plum  street — 602,  647. 

Pogue's  Run — 279. 

Pratt  street — 279,  602. 

Public  Parks — 279,  602. 

Randolph  street — 602. 

Ray  street— 700,  1224. 

Reid  street — 647,  1228. 

River  street — 647. 


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BOARD    OF    PUBLIC    IMPROVEMENTS. 

Russell  avenue — 602,  647. 

St.  Clair  street — 603,  649,  701,  1224,  1228. 

St.  Mary  street — 701. 

Seventh  street — 279,  602,  647,  1224,  1228. 

Sewers— 279,  603,  648,  701,  1224,  1228. 

Shelby  street— 1224. 

Short  street — 1225. 

Sixth  street — 649. 

South  street — 279,  602,  647,  700,  1224. 

Spann  avenue — 649,  700. 

Spring  street — 701. 

State  Ditch— 280,  603,  648,  1224,  1230. 

Stevens  street — 1225,  1229. 

Sullivan  street — 1225. 

Tennessee  street — 280,604,  1225,  1229. 

Tunnel  (S.  Illinois  street) — 280,  604. 

Union  street — 701. 

Vermont  street — 604,  702,  1225,  1229,  1230. 

Vine  street — 649. 

Virginia  avenue — 281,  604,  702,  1229,  1230. 

Wabash  street — 650,  1230. 

Walnut  street — 281,  604,  650,  702,  1225. 

Washington  street — 281,  604,  649,  702,  1225,  1229. 

Waters  street — 1226. 

West  street — 605,  1226,  1229,  1231. 

Willard  street— 650. 

Woodlawn  avenue — 702. 

Wright  street — 1226. 

Yandes  street — 650,  1226. 

Yeiser  street — 650. 

Detailed  reports  of  street-repair  work  done  during — 

June,  1882 274  to  281 

July,  1882 595  to  605 

August,  1882 641  to  651 

September,  1882 69510702 

October,  1882 12 19  to  1226 

November,  1882 1226  to  1229 

December,   1882 1230  &  1231 

With  City  Civil  Engineer  and  Street  Commissioner,  recommends  the  repair  of  Indiana 
avenue,  from  Fall  Creek  bridge  to  White  River  bridge,  at  a  cost  not  exceeding 
$500.     [Concurred  in] 10,  44 

Recommending  that  pay  of  Street  Department  laborers  be  increased  from  $1.35  to 
to  $1.50  a  day.     [Concurred  in.] 272,  314 

Recommending   the   purchase    of  a   street  sweeping    machine,  at    a  cost   of  $400. 

[Council  concurs  ] , 539 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Finance 555 

Street  sweeping  machine  matter  is  brought  up  by  this  Board,  in  shape  of  an  offered 

resolution,  and  the  purchase  is  ordered  by  concurrent  favorable  action. ...968,  1008 


Suggesting  "defensive  measures"  against  Pogue's  Run  encroachments 889 

Offering  a  motion,  ordering  the  Street  Commissioner  to  repair  the  public  drinking- 
fountains,  and  then  to  turn  on  the  water.     [Adopted.] , 968,  1008 


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HOARD    OF    PUBLIC    IMPROVEMENTS — BRIDGES. 

Recommending  (with  Councilman  of  the  15th  Ward)  that  1,600  feet  additional  rip- 
rap work  be  done  along  west  bank  of  White  River,  by  contractor  Forrest,  pro- 
vided said  Forrest  satisfactorily  repairs  the  original  1,000  feet,  recently  damaged 
by  high  water,  without  allowance  for  such  repair  work.     [Council  concurs.] 969 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committees  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and 

on  Finance..., 1009 

Aldermanic  committees  did  not  report  on  foregoing  referred  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


BOBBS  STREET. 

Vacation  of  Bobbs  street,  from  Bates  street  to  Meek  street — 

Resolution  to  effect  a  formal  vacation,  in  accordance  with  the  recommendation  made 
by  the  City  Commissioners  in  their  report  "  In  the  matter  of  opening  and  widening 
Dillon  street."     [See  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1434  J 1049,  IO°4 

Resolution  is  concurrently  adopted  on  April  2d  and  9th,  1883 1049,  1064 


BRADSHAW  STREET. 

S.  O.  24,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

sidewalks  of  Bradshaw  street,  from  Sullivan  street  to  Virginia  avenue — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time  on  April  23d,  1883 - 1096 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  14th,  1883 1205 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  May  21st,  1883....1257 

1259 
No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  October,  1882 1220 


BRIDGES. 

Estimated  expenditure  for  building  bridges,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st, 

1882 $2,500.00         62 

Actual  expenditure  for  building  bridges,  during  said  fiscal  year 989.10         93 

Estimated  expenditure  for  building  bridges,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st, 
1883 $2,500.00       743 

Estimated  expenditure  for  bridge  repairs,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st, 
1883 $3,000.00       744 

Appropriation  Ordinance  in  behalf  of  Bridges — 

Ap.  O.  50,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,500  on  account  of  the 

Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  repairing  Bridges,  etc. — 
Passed  on  August  7th  and  14th,  1883 292,  323 

Councilmen  Cowie,  Cole,  and  Fultz  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on  Bridges. 
Aldermen  Wood,  Rorison,  and  Newman  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee 
on  Bridges. 


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4.25 

276 

3.90 

277 

8.70 

1223 

1.25 

276 

450 

643 

3087 

697 

284  20 

1221 

BRIDGES. 

Reports  and  Proceedings  relative  to  Bridges — 

Central  Canal  bridges. — Cost  of  repairs  to  Indiana  avenue  bridge $ 

Cost  of  repairs  to  Michigan  street  bridge 

Same 

Fall  Creek  bridges. — Cost  of  repairs  to  Indiana  avenue  bridge $ 

Same 

Same 

Same 

Pleasant  Run  bridges. — City  Street  Commissioner  reports  the  following  bridges  were 
injured  by  the  recent  flood  :  At  Reid  street  crossing  and  at  Shelby  street  cross- 
ing  73 

Aforesaid  officer  is  ordered  to  repair  these  bridges 73,  122 

Councilmen  Brundage,  Knodel,  and  Fultz,  and  Aldermen  Wood,  Rorison,  and 
Newman,  with  the  City  Civil  Engineer  and  the  Street  Commissioner,  are  appointed 
as  a  select  committee  "  to  examine  and  report  what  is  best  to  do  in  reference  to 
re-placing  the  bridge  across  Pleasant  Run,  at  Spruce  street" 212,  239 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  a  new  bridge,  with  stone  abutments.  [Common 
Council  concurs.] 295 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  matter  back  to  City  Civil  Engineer,  with  instructions  to 
report  kind  and  cost  of  bridge 316 

Aforesaid  officer  submits  estimate  for  a  "  Howe  Truss  "  bridge,  to  cost  $6,258.70.434 

Ordered  to  advertise  for  proposals 434 

Street  Commissioner  reports  that  east  wing  of  south  abutment  of  Olive  street  bridge 
is  badly  damaged  by  recent  freshet 889 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  advertise  for  proposals  for  making  the  necessary 
repairs.... 889,  906 

Proposals  for  doing  this  work  are  opened  and  are  referred  to  Committee  on  Fi 
nance 963 

Street  Commissioner  reports  that  the  east  abutment  of  Reid  street  bridge  was  so 
badly  damaged  by  recent  freshet  that  it  will  have  to  be  re-built  before  bridge  will 
be  safe  for  public  use 889 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  advertise  for  proposals  for  doing  recommended 
work 889,  906 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  secure  this  bridge  from  falling  down  before  proper 
repairs  are  made 943,  956 

Proposals  for  doing  this  work  are  opened  and  are  referred  to  Committee  on  Fi- 
nance   . 963 

Thomas  Cummings  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work..  1033,  1063 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved l°74,  II23 

Cost  of  repairs  to  Olive  street  bridge 

Cost  of  repairs  to  Reid  street  bridge 

Same 

Same 

Cost  of  repairs  to  Shelby  street  bridge. 

Same , 

Same ...  , 

Cost  of  repairs  to  Spruce  street  bridge 

Pogue's  Run  bridges. — 

Archer  street  crossing — City  Street  Commissioner  reports  this  bridge  as  injured  by 

recent  high  water 73 

Aforesaid  officer  is  ordered  to  repair  this  bridge 73,  122 

Cost  of  repairs  made  to  said  bridge $      64.25       274 

Same , ... ,.;, z        65.33       595 


1.80 

278 

$3.60 

279 

66.10 

70O 

6.25 

1224 

365 

279 

4-50 

649 

11.22 

700 

56.21 

649 

1 882-1 883]        Commo?i   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  39 


125 

275 

10.50 

597 

13.75 

643 

62.50 

696 

128.50 

122! 

47.57 

I23O 

Catharine  street  crossing — Board  of  Public  Improvements  recommends  that  this 
bridge  be  repaired.     [Concurred  in] 889,890:  906,907 

Proposals  for  doing  this  work  are  opened  and  are  referred  to  the  Council  Committee 
on  Finance 963 

Davidson  street  crossing — Cost  of  repairs $        2.50       275 

Street  Commissioner  recommends  that  this  bridge  be  re-built 889 

Aforesaid  officer  is  ordered  (on  recommendation  of  Council  Committee  on  Bridges) 
to  re-build  this  bridge 900,  909;  989,  1013 

Delaware  street  crossing — Cost  of  repairs  made  to  said  bridge $        1.00       279 

Same 206  90       596 

Same,  for  lumber . .". 477  96       642 

Dorman  street  crossing — City  Street  Commissioner  reports  this  bridge  as  injured  by 

recent  high  water 73 

Aforesaid  officer  is  ordered  to  repair  said  bridge 73,  122 

Cost  of  repairs  made  to  said  bridge $ 

Same     , 

Same 

Same 

Same 

Same 

Eddy  street  crossing — City  Street  Commissioner  reports  this  bridge  as  injured  by 
recent  high  water.     [Referred  to  City  Civil  Engineer] 73 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports  that  the  east  face-wall  and  part  of  the  north  arch  of  this 
bridge  is  undermined,  and  recommends  that  immediate  repairs  be  made.  [Mat- 
ter is  referred  to  Councilmen  Thalman,  Bryce,  Coy,  Dean,  and  Fultz,  with  instruc- 
tions to  report  a  plan  for  deepening  and  walling  in  Pogue's  Run,  the   probable 

expense  thereof,  etc 265,  266 

For  continuation  of  foregoing  subject,  see  under  subject-heading  of  "Pogue's  Run." 

Illinois  street  crossing — Cost  of  repairs  made  to  said  bridge...  $      86.75       697 

Market  street  crossing— City  Street  Commissioner  reports  this  bridge  as  injured  by 

recent  high  water 73 

Aforesaid  officer  is  ordered  to  repair  said  bridge 73,  122 

Cost  of  repairs  made  to  this  bridge $        5.25       278 

Same 5I5-1°     1223 

Meridian  street  crossing — City  Civil  Engineer  and  City  Street  Commissioner  report 
(in  answer  to  Aldermanic  motion — see  Journal  page  1069)  recommending  that  Union 
Railway  be  compelled  to  repair  the  stone  arches  just  east  of  this  crossing,  stating 
that  said  arches  have  been  undermined,  are  rapidly  crumbling  away,  and  in  event 
of  caving  during  high  water,  would  cause  that  part  of  city  to  be  inundated. 
[Referred  to  Committee  on  Bridges  and  the  City  Attorney.] !074,  1075 

Michigan  street  crossing — Cost  of  repairs  made  to  this  bridge $        1.25       277 


Morris  street  crossing — Cost  of  repairs  made  to  this  bridge. 

Same 

Same 


2.85 

277 

3-45 

600 

40.00 

699 

New  Jersey  street  crossing — City  Street  Commissioner  reports  this  bridge  as  injured 

by  recent  high  water 73 

Aforesaid  officer  is  ordered  to  repair  said  bridge 73,  122 

Cost  of  repairs  made  to  this  bridge $21.75       27S 


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BRIDGES— BRIGHT    STREET — BROADWAY    STREET. 

Ohio  street  crossing — Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  drain  the  sidewalk  and  road- 
way of  this  bridge,  as  water  is  now  constantly  standing  thereon H03>  "73 

Ray  Street  crossing — Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  repair  this  bridge 214,  238 

Cost  of  repairs  made  to  this  bridge %        2.85       279 

Virginia  avenue  crossing—Cost  of  repairs  made  to  this  bridge $        2.25       279 

Same 2.85       281 

Willard  street  crossing— William  Petrie  is  allowed  $1,218.89,  for  building  a  wooden 
bridge,  with  stone  abutments,  at  this  point 260,  306 

State  Ditch  bridges. — City  Street  Commissioner  reports  that  the  Park  avenue  bridge 

was  injured  by  the  recent  flood 73 

Aforesaid  officer  is  ordered  to  repair  this  bridge 73,  122 

Cost  of  repairs $      18.00       602 

Same ,       212.72       647 

Cost  of  repairs  to  Bellefontaine  avenue  bridge s$        6.30       280 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  repair  the  College  avenue  bridge 117 

Cost  of  repairs  to  College  avenue  bridge $      19.80       596 

Erection  of  bridge  in  front  of  Exposition  building... 82.95       2%° 

White  River  bridges. — 

Cost  of  repairs  to  sidewalk  of   Washington  street  bridge $        2.50       281 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  repair  flooring  of  aforesaid  bridge ...1161,  1212 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  repair  the  old  National  Road  bridge,  and  to  receive  bids 
for  putting  the  same  in  good  order , 1167 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  Council  action  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and 
Alleys 1212 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  the  Street  Commissioner  make  the  ordered 
repairs , , 1264 

Common  Council  adheres  to  its  original  action .1274 


BRIGHT  STREET. 

D.  H.  Prunk  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk  in  front  of  his  property,  on  the 
east  side  of  this  street,  from  New  York  street  to  the  first  alley  north  thereof.,995,  1004 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 ; 596 

Same,  during  October,  1882  1220 

Same,  during  November,  1882 .....1227 


BROADWAY  STREET. 

S.  O.  162,  1881  —  An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  paving,  and  curbing  the  east 
sidewalk  of  Broadway  street  (where  not  already  paved  and  curbed),  between 
Cherry  and  St.  Clair  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  44. 

S.  O.  90,  1882  [which  see],  is  substituted  for  this  ordinance  on  June  19th,  1882 81 


1 88 2- 1 883]       Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  41 


BROADWAY    STREET. 

S.  O.  169,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick 
(where  not  already  properly  paved),  the  sidewalks  of  Broadway  street,  from  Home 
avenue  to  Lincoln  avenue — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  44. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  April  23d,  1883 I097 

S.  O.  23,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
west  sidewalk  of  Broadway  street,  from  Seventh  street  to  Twelfth  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  45. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  September  4th,  1882 398 

See  S.  O.  134,  1882,  under  this  subject-heading.      It  covers  the  same  kind  and  same  line  of  improve- 
ment, and  takes  in  both  sidewalks. 

S.  O.  90,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  paving  with  brick,  and  curbing 
with  stone  the  east  sidewalk  of  Broadway  street,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  Cherry 
street  (where  not  already  properly  done) — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 
first  time,  on  June  19th,  1882 81 

Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  [to  whom  this  ordinance  had  been  erroneously 
sent — see  Journal  page  196],  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 288 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  August  2 1st,  1882 7 344 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times ;  and  passes  it,  on  August  26th, 
1882 368,  376 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 429 

R.  P.  Dunning  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 458,  479 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 493,  519 

Estimate  ($874.45)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 686,  727 

S.  O.  134,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
sidewalks  of  Broadway  street,  from  Seventh  street  to  Twelfth  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August  7th, 
1882 295 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  August  2 1  st,  1882 347 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  August  28th,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 369 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 426 

Petition  for  passage  of  ordinance  is  presented  to  Board  of  Aldermen  on  September 
25th,  1882,  and  is  ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 486 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  October  23d,  1882 564 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 572 

R.  P.  Dunning  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council )  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed 

work 638 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  award,  with  six  others,  to  its  Committee  on  Con- 
tracts  668,  669 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  award  be  approved.     [Concurred  in.J 834 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 845,  876 

Contractor  Dunning  is  given  to  July  1st,  1883,  to  complete  his  work 1231,  1283 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

6 


42  An  Indexkal  Digest  to  Journals  of  [1882- 1883 


BROADWAY  STREET — BROOKSIDE  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  140,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Broadway  street,  be- 
tween Seventh  and  Ninth  streets — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August  21st, 

1882 354 

Committee  on  Public  Light  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 438 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  September  18th,  1882 552 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  September  25th,  1882, 

and  then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light 475,  476 

Aforesaid  body  recalls  this  ordinance  from  above  committee  ;  reads  it  for  the  second 

and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  October  9th,  1882 529 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 572 

W.  J.  Freaney  is  awarded  (by   Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  pro- 
posed work 637 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  award  (with  six  others)  to  its  Com- 
mittee on  Contracts 668,  669 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  award  be  approved.     [Concurred  in.] 682 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved *. 689,  730 

Estimate  ($148.00)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 750,  766 

S.  O.  19,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick  (where 

not  already  properly  paved),  the  sidewalks  of  Broadway  street,  from  Home  avenue 

to  Seventh  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  2d, 

1883 1047 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 1120 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 

then  refers  the  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys r  177,  1178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  laid  over 1216 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

City  Civil   Engineer  is  ordered   to  designate  the  proper   house-numbers  for  this 
street , 3°°,'3i9 

Board  of  Public  Improvements,  on  recommendation  of  Board  of  Health,  is  ordered 
to  clean  the  gutters  of  this  street,  from  Cherry  street  to  Arch  street 180,  181 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 641 

Same,  during  September,  1882 695 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1230 

BROOKSIDE  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  169,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  roadway  of 

Brookside  avenue,  from  Rose  Lane  to  Rural  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 

18th,  1882 466 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 1115 

Board  of  Aldermen  read  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1176,  1178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  laid  over 1216 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  thoroughfare,  during  July,  1882 595 

Same,  during  August,  1882 641 


1 8 82- 1 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  43 


BROUSE  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  November,  1882 1227 

BUCHANAN  STREET. 

S.  O.  157,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

sidewalks  of  Buchanan  street,  from  East  street  to  Virginia  avenue — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 

18th,  1882 444 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  September  25th,  1882, 

and,  with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 464 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 545 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 - 1 1 14 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 

then  refers  the  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 176,  1178 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  21st,  1883 1261 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 641 


BUILDINGS. 

G.  O.  70,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  regulate  the  Construction  of  Buildings,  in  the  sizes 
of  Walls  and  the  requirements  of  Material,  for  the  better  protection  of  Human 
Life  in  case  of  Fire — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  46. 

Select  Committee  on  Insecure  Buildings  reports  back  ordinance,  with  amendments 
[referred  on  March  6th,  1882 — see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  pages  1272,  1273],  with 
the  recommendation  that  ordinance  be  amended  as  proposed,  and  so  passed. 
[Amendments  are  concurred  in.] 821 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  9,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  proper  Fire-Escapes  to  be  provided  for  all 
large  Buildings — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  46. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  June  13th,  1882 55 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  June  13th,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Fire  Department 68 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  ordinance  back  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  15,  1882 — An  Ordinance  granting  William  Pfafflin  permission  to  erect  an  Iron 
Balcony  over  the  sidewalk  of  Indiana  avenue,  in  front  of  lot  12,  in  square  28,  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  46. 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed..63 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and   third  times,  and  passes 

it,  on  June  13th,  1882 67 


44  An  Indexical  Digest  to  Journals  of  [i 882-1 883 


buildings. 

G.  O.  36,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  amend  Sections  22,  23,  and  24  of  an  Ordinance  en- 
titled "An  Ordinance  relative  to  the  Streets,  Alleys,  Sidewalks,  and  Public  Places 
of  the  City  of  Indianapolis;  restraining  the  making  of  Excavations  therein,  or  in 
Lands  adjacent  thereto;  prohibiting  the  placing  of  Unauthorized  Obstructions  in 
or  upon  the  same  ;  securing  the  Public  in  the  Free  and  Safe  Use  thereof;  revising 
and  re-enacting  Ordinance-provisions  now  in  force ;  and  prescribing  Penalties  for 
Violations  of  its  Regulations  and  Requirements,"  ordained  September  2d,  1878 — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

Page  47. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  June  13th,  1882,  by  a  vote  of  14  to  1 57 

Vote  by  which  ordinance  was  passed  is  reconsidered  by  a  vote  of  11  to  5,  and  ordi- 
nance is  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 58 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  certain  amendments  to  ordinance,  which  are  con- 
curred in ;  ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times,  as  amended  ;  and  is  so 
passed,  on  July  17th,  1882 206,  207 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882 240 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time  on  August  28th,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney....' 374 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed,  after  it  shall  have  been 
amended,  by  striking  out  the  phrases  "  Board  of  Public  Improvements"  and  "City 
Civil  Engineer,"  wherever  they  occur,  and  substituting  in  lieu  thereof,  the  words 
"Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen."     [Approved.] 425,  426 

Aforesaid  body  again  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  time ;  amends  it  as  above  ; 
reads  it  for  the  third  time,  as  amended  ;  and  so  passes  it,  on  May  7th,  1883 1178 

Common  Council  adheres  to  its  former  action I239 

Board  of  Aldermen  recedes  from  its  former  action  and  concurs  in  that  of  Coun- 
cil  1283 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
May  28th,  1883 1283 

G.  O.  77,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  require  Owners  of  Buildings  in  the  City  of  Indi- 
anapolis to  properly  number  the  same,  upon  notice — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  November 
13th,  1882 606 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  34,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  amend  Section  Eleven  of  an  Ordinance  entitled 
"An  Ordinance  providing  an  Uniform  System  for  Numbering  Buildings,"  ordained 
August  30th,  1869 — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  in  the  Board  of  Aldermen,  and  is  read  for 

the  first  time,  on  May  21st,  1883 1265 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  relative  to  Buildings — 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  motion  on  January  22d  and  on  March  12th, 
1883:  "That  the  Chief  Fire  Engineer,  with  the  Fire  Board  and  Committee  on 
Fire  Department  of  this  body,  examine,  at  once,  each  hotel,  theatre,  public  build- 
ing, and  hospital  of  the  city,  and  report,  within  thirty  days,  whether  or  not  said 
buildings  have,  for  cases  of  sudden  emergency  from  fire  or  panic,  proper  escapes, 
by  stairway  and  otherwise,  for  the  safe  and  speedy  exit  of  all  persons  therein : 
Further,  That  said  committees  frame  an  ordinance,  and  have  it  presented  to  the 
Common  Council,  that  will  compel  the  owners  and  lessees  of  all  such  buildings 
to  properly  provide  for  the  safety  of  lives  and  property  of  all  the  inmates 
thereof  " , 838,  959 


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BUILDINGS — CALIFORNIA    STREET— CANAL. 

Pogue's  Run. — Select  Committee  on  Insecure  Buildings  (Council  members),  in  re- 
sponse to  an  adopted  motion,  make  the  following  report :  "  We  find  a  platform  on 
the  north  side  of  the  Run,  about  100  feet  west  of  Pennsylvania  street,  in  a  danger- 
ous condition,  and  another  on  the  north  side  of  the  Run,  between  Pennsylvania  and 
Delaware  streets,  that  is  partly  uncovered  and  no  guard  around  it,  which  is  also 
dangerous.  We  recommend  they  be  removed.  On  examination  of  the  stone  arch 
north  of  the  Eagle  Machine  Works,  we  find  it  decaying  and  being  undermined. 
It  should  be  repaired  and  put  in  a  safe  condition  as  soon  as  possible.  We  further 
find  that  the  Run,  north  of  Washington  street,  has  been  walled  up  on  each  side, 
leaving  a  space,  in  some  places,  only  21  feet  for  the  water  to  pass  through,  which, 
we  believe,  is  not  sufficient  to  carry  the  entire  amount  of  water  in  such  freshets  as 
we  have  had  in  the  past  year."     Concurred  in.] 896,  909 

Sherman  House. — City  Attorney  reports  that  the  Mayor  has  entered  an  order  for  the 
tearing  down  and  removing  a  portion  of  the  east  and  north  walls  of  this  building, 
the  same  being  dangerous,  and  that  a  warrant  had  been  issued  to  the  City  Marshal 
to  do  said  work.     [Approved. ]..„ 584,627 

Proprietors  of  the  Eureka  Fire  Escape  call  attention  of  Common  Council  and  Board 
of  Aldermen  to  their  invention.     [Common  Council  "receives"  petition.] 1108 

Board  of  Aldermen  appoints  its  entire  body  to  examine  into  the  merits  of  said 
escape 1136 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


CALIFORNIA  STREET. 

S.  O.  144,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  California  street,  from 
Indiana  avenue  to  First  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  48  and  49. 

Estimate  ($171.00)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 139,  160 

S.  O.  125,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 

gutters  of  California  street,  from  New  York  street  to  North  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August  7th, 

1882 ; 293 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  August  21st,  1882 343 

S.  O.  52,  i883--An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  California  street,  be- 
tween Washington  and  Georgia  streets — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  14th, 

1883  ;  and  is  then  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Public  Light 1201 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 275 

Same,  during  July,  1882 596 

Same,  during  August,  1882  , 642 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1220 


CANAL. 

Vide  Central  Canal,  post. 


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CEDAR  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 596 

Sjame,  during  August,  1882 642 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1220 


CENTRAL  AVENUE. 

Widening  Central  avenue,  to  a  width  of  sixty-five  feet,  from  St.  Mary  street  to  Eighth 
street,  and  to  a  width  of  sixty  feet,  from  Eighth  street  to  the  State  Ditch — 
For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  this  case,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  49. 

City  Commissioners  estimate  the  value  of  the  real  property  to  be  appropriated  at 
$4,223.90;  assess  the  benefits  at  same  amount;  and  recommend  that  this  thorough- 
fare be  widened  as  prayed 186  to  189 

Resolution,  accepting,  adopting,  and  approving  above  findings,  and  ordering  the 
proposed  widening,  is  adopted  on  July  17th  and  24th,  1882... 189,  234 

City  Clerk  reports  that  he  has  filed,  with  the  County  Recorder,  a  certified  copy  of 
the  assessment  of  benefits  and  damages,  in  this  case,  and,  also,  a  copy  of  the  plat 
of  the  proposed  widening 268,  313 

S.  O.  129,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Central  avenue 
and  sidewalks,  from  St.  Mary  street  to  Eighth  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor ;  is  read  for  the 
first  time,  on  August  7th,  1882;  and  is  then  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and 
Alleys 294,  295 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  a  majority  of  the  property  owners  on  line  of  pro- 
posed improvement  prefer  the  passage  of  S.  O.  131,  1882 407 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  September  nth,  1882....407 

S.  O.  130,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Central  avenue 

and  sidewalks,  from  Eighth  street  to  the  State  Ditch- 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor ;  is  read  for  the  first 
time,  on  August  7th,  1882;    and  is  then  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and 

Alleys 294,  295 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  a  majority  of  the  property  owners  on  line  of  pro- 
posed improvement  prefer  the  passage  of  S.  O.  132,  1882 407 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  September  nth,  1882....407 

S.  O.  131,  1882 — An'Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  roadway, 
bowldering  the  gutters,  and  paving,  with  brick,  the  sidewalks,  of  Central  avenue, 
from  the  north  line  of  St.  Mary  street,  and  a  point  on  the  east  line  of  Central 
avenue  opposite  the  north  line  of  St.  Mary  street,  to  Eighth  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor;  is  read  for  the  first 
time,  on  August  7tn?  1882;  and  is  then  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and 
Alleys ... 294,  295 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  August  21st,  1882,  and, 
with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  Board  of  Public 
Improvements 356 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed,  after  striking  out  the 
phrase  "  and  curbing  " 407 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time ;  amends  it,  by  striking 
out  the  phrase  "and  curbing";  reads  ordinance  for  the  third  time,  as  amended; 
and  so  passes  it,  on  September  18th,  1882 551 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  September  25th, 
1882 475,  476,  477 


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CENTRAL  AVENUE — CENTRAL  CANAL — CHARGES. 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 533 

Henry  C.  Roney  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  pro- 
posed work 588 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  award,  and  five  others,  to  its  Committee 

on  Contracts , 628 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  award  is  concurred  in....834,  835 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 845,  877 

Estimate  for  above  improvement  was  not  presented  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  132,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  roadway, 
bowldering  and  curbing  the  gutters,  and  paving,  with  brick,  the  sidewalks  of 
Central  avenue,  from  Eighth  street  to  the  State  Ditch — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor;  is  read  for  the  first 
time,  on  August  7th,  1882;  and  is  then  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and 
Alleys 294,  295 

Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed,  after  striking 
out  the  phrase  "  and  curbing  " 407 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time ;  amends  it,  by  striking 
out  the  phrase  "and  curbing"  ;  reads  ordinance  for  the  third  time,  as  amended; 
and  so  passes  it,  September  18th,  1882... 552 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time ;  suspends  the  rules  ;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  September  25th, 
1882 475,476,477 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 533 

Henry  C.  Roney  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  pro- 
posed work. i 588 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  award,  with  five  others,  to  its  Committee  on 
Contracts 628 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  award  is  concurred  in,...834,  835 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 845,  877 

Estimate  for  above  improvement  was  not  presented  during  year  1882-1883. 

CENTRAL  CANAL. 

Petition  for  the  abolishment  of  said  canal,  within  the  city  limits,  on  the  grounds 
that  it  is  a  nuisance  and  endangers  the  public  health,  is  presented  on  July  17th, 
1882 217 

Common  Council  refers  foregoing  petition  to  a  select  committee,  consisting  of  Coun- 
cilmen  Morrison,  Pritchard,  Stout,  Dowling,  and  Roller 217 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that,  at  date  foregoing  petition  was  presented,  the  water 
was  shut  off  the  canal  for  the  purpose  of  constructing  a  new  aqueduct ;  that  the 
aqueduct  is  finished,  the  water  turned  in,  the  canal  full,  and  that  the  petitioners 
have  withdrawn  the  prayer  of  their  petition  ;  therefore,  recommends  that  petition 
be  not  granted.     [Concurred  in.] 396 

CHARGES. 

John  Kolb  (late  of  the  ''sewer  gang")  vs.  Street  Commissioner  Fulmer — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  this  case,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  50. 
Select  committee  report  on  this  case,  giving  all  the  details  of  same,  and  a  finding  "  that 

the  charge  made  is  absolutely  false  " 16  to  18 

Finding  of  committee  is  concurred  in  by  a  vote  of  16  to  5 18 

Zack  Meadows  prefers  serious  charges  against  City  Sexton  Houston,  which  are  re- 
ferred to  Councilmen  Pritchard,  Egger,  and  Harrold,  for  investigation 1162 

Before  report  is  made  on  above  charges,  Houston  "resigns"  his  position. 


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CHERRY  STREET. 

S.  O.  148,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

north  sidewalk  of  Cherry  street,  from  Fort  Wayne  avenue  to  Park  avenue — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 

4th,  1882 , 400 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  September  18th,  1882 454 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first-time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance   for  the  second  and  third  times;    and  passes  it,  on  September  25th, 

1882 476,478 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 534 

Huston  Solomon  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 590,  630 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 572,  618 

Estimate  ($277.75)  is  presented  and  is  allowed ,. 1 187,  1253 

S.  O.  38,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
north  sidewalk  of  Cherry  street,  from  Park  avenue  to  Plum  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th, 
1883 1156 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 596 


CHESAPEAKE  ALLEY. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  thoroughfare,  during  October,  1882 1220 

CHESTNUT  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882 696 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  clean  the  gutters,  etc.,  on  this  street 1285,  1293 

CHIEF  FIRE  ENGINEER. 

Joseph  H.  Webster  continues  to  act  as  Chief  Fire  Engineer. 

Is  granted  two  weeks  leave  of  absence  from  September  9th,  1882,  for  the  purpose 
of  attending  Chief  Fire  Engineers'  Convention,  at  Cincinnati,  Ohio 405 

Reports,  etc.,  from  Chief  Fire  Engineer — 

Annual  report  is  submitted  on  January  5th,  1883,  and  Common  Council  orders  i,oog 
copies  to  be  printed  in  pamphlet  form,  and  also,  makes  the  order  that  "all  annual 
reports  be  printed  and  consolidated  in  book  form  " 790 

Common  Council  orders  500  copies  of  foregoing  report  to  be  printed  in  pamphlet 
form 870 

Board  of  Aldermen  cuts  down  Council's  order  to  300  copies,  and  then  refers  the 
matter  to  its  Committee  on  Finance 880 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  non-concurrence  in  Council  order,  but  that  Council 
proposition  that  "  all  annual  reports  be  printed  and  consolidated  in  book  of  annual 
reports"  be  approved,  and  that  the  report  from  this  officer  "be  first  in  order." 
[Concurred  in.] * 910 


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CHIEF   FIRE   ENGINEER — CHIEF    OF    POLICE. 

Common  Council  recedes  from  separate  printing,  and  concurs  in  Aldermanic  action. .938 
Receipts,   disbursements,  and  running  expenses  for  the  quarter  ending  with  June 

30th,    1882 144  to  147 

Same,  for  quarter  ending  with  September  30th,  1882.    [Not  printed  in  Journals.]. .496 
Same,  for  quarter  ending  with  March  31st,  1883 1076 

Monthly  Reports;     Condensed  Abstracts  of — 

May,  1882 — Balance  on  hand,  $171.47  ;  Receipts,  from  sales  of  condemned  materials, 
etc.,  $131  05  ;  Disbursements  (including  $131.05,  paid  into  city  treasury),  $132.65  ; 
Balance  on  hand,  $1^9.87 9 

June,  1882 — Balance  on  hand  fas  above),  $169.87  ;  Receipts,  from  sales  of  condemned 
materials,  efc  ,  $288.05  5  Disbursements  (including  $236.85,  paid  into  city  treasury), 
$291.95  ;    Balance  on  hand,  $165.97 145 

July,  1882 — Balance  on  hand  (as  above),  $165.97  ;  Receipts,  from  sales  of  condemned 
mateiials,  etc.,  $31.74;  Disbursements  (including  $31.74,  paid  into  city  treasury), 
$50.58  ;  Balance  on  hand,  $147.03 269 

August,  1S82 — Balance  on  hand  (as  printed),  $147.13  ;  Receipts,  from  sales  of  con- 
demned materials,  $8860;  Disbursements  (including  $88.60.  paid  into  city  treas- 
ury), $89.72  ;   Balance  on  hand,  $146.01 390 

September,  1882— [Ordered  to  be  not  printed  in  Journals.]...' , 496 

October,  1882 — Balance  on  hand,  $140.51  ;  Receipts,  from  sales  of  condemned  ma- 
terials, etc,  $40.35  ;  Disbursements  (including  $40.35,  paid  into  city  treasury), 
$67.57  ;  Balance  on  haud,  $1 13.29 585 

November,  1882 — Balance  on  hand  (as  above),  $113.29  ;  Receipts,  from  sales  of  con- 
demned materials,  etc.,  $6.60;  Disbursements  (including  $6.60,  paid  into  city 
treasury),  $6.95  ;   Balance  on  hand,  $1 12.94 693 

January,  1883 — Balance  on  hand,  $109.44;  Receipts,  from  sales  of  condemned  ma- 
terials, $11.20;  Disbursements  (including  $11.20,  paid  into  city  treasury),  $34.77; 
Balance  on  hand,  $85,87 850 

April,  1883 — Balance  on  hand,  $75.20;  Receipts  from  sales  of  condemned  material, 
etc.,  $42.45  ;   Paid  into  city  treasury,  $42.45  ;   Balance  on  hand,  $75.20....!  145,  1 146 

Miscellaneous  Report. — That  new  fire  hydrant,  on  northeast  corner  of  New  York 
and  Agnes  streets,  was  placed  in  service  on  August  28th,  1882 389,  420 


CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 

Robert  C.  Williamson  continues  to  hold  the  office  of  Chief  of  Police  until  April  16th, 
1883,  on  which  date  the  "  Metropolitan  Police"  was  fully  organized,  and  took  the 
places  of  the  old  city  Force. 

Chief  Williamson  reports,  in  answer  to  Aldermanic  resolution  of  May  22d,  1882  [see 
Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1545],  as  follows:  "You  ask  me  to  report  why  the 
liquor  laws  are  not  being  enforced.  I  desire  to  say,  that,  since  ]  was  called  on  for 
said  information  by  your  Honorable  Board,  I  have  been  receiving  the  necessary 
moral  support  to  enable  me  to  enforce  said  laws  with  reasonable  success,  and,  with 
my  present  support  and  encouragement  in  that  behalf,  I  feel  warranted  in  saying 
that  said  laws  can  and  will  be  hereafter  strictly  enforced."     [Received.] 127 

Same  officer  reports  to  Board  of  Aldermen,  on  December  27th,  1882,  the  notices 
served  by  the  Force-under  his  command,  for  repair  of  sidewalks  and  removal  of 
obstructions  from  streets  and  alleys 772 


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CHRISTIAN  AVENUE. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 274 

Same,  during  July,  1882 596 

Same,  during  August,  1882 642 

Same,  during  November,  1882.. 1227 


CINCINNATI,  HAMILTON  &  INDIANAPOLIS  RAILROAD. 
Vide  Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks,  post. 

CINCINNATI,  INDIANAPOLIS,  ST.  LOUIS  &  CHICAGO  RAILROAD. 
Vide  Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks,  post. 

CIRCLE  PARK. 

Vide  Public  Parks,  post. 

CIRCLE  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 274 

Same,  during  July,  1882 596 

Same,  during  August,  1882 ~. 642 

Same,  during  September,  1882 , 696 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1230 

CISTERNS. 

Vide  Fire  Department,  post. 

CITIZENS'  STREET  RAILWAY. 

Vide  Street  Railways,  post. 

CITY  ASSESSOR. 

Estimated   expenditures  on  account  of  this  Department,  during  fiscal  year  ending 

with  May  31st,  1882 $3,000.00         62 

Actual  expenditures t 4,269.00         93 

Expenditures  in  excess  of  estimate $1,269.00         62 

Estimated  expenditure  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883. ..$4, 500.00       743 

Millard  F.  Connett  continues  to  hold  the  office  of  City  Assessor. 


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CITY    ASSESSOR— CITY    ATTORNEY. 

Reports  a  list  of  Deputy  Assessors;  which  nominations  are  confirmed 967,  1007 

Reports  a  list  of   Deputy  Assessors,  appointed   by   the   Township  Assessor,  and  to 
serve  without  pay  from  the  city;  which  nominations  are  approved 1030,  1059 

Asks  that  he  be  given  until  the   fourth   Monday  in  July,  1882,  to  make  return  of 

assessment  list.     [Request  granted.] 7,  42 

Renders  this  required  return,  to  Common  Council,  on  July  19th,  1882 .221 

Board  of  Aldermen  receives  same  report  on  July  19th,  1882 228 

Same  report  is  read  before  City  Board  of  Equalization  on  August  7th,  1882 255 

Asks  that  he  be  given  until  the  second  Monday  in  July,  1883,  to  make  return  of 
assessment  list.     [Request  granted.] 1267,  1294 


CITY  ATTORNEY. 

Estimated   expenditure  on  account  of   Damages  and   Costs  during  the  fiscal  year 

ending  with  May  31st,  1882 .#12,000.00     62 

Actual  amount  paid  out  of  City  Treasury  during  said  fiscal  year 13,051.27     62 

Amount   expended  in  excess  of  estimate. #1,051.27     62 

Estimated  expenditures  on  same  account  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st, 
1883 ;. #7,000.00  743 

Caleb  S.  Denny  continues  to  hold  the  office  of  City  Attorney. 

David  V.  Burns  presents  a  claim  of  #687.50,  for  legal  services  rendered  this  Depart- 
ment during  the  five  months  ending  with  May  31st,  1882.     [Referred  to  Council 

Committee  on  Accounts  and  Claims  and  Judiciary  Committee.] 26,  27 

Aforesaid  committees  recommend  that  claim  be  allowed.     [Council  concurs.]. ...8 16 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  claim  to  its  Committee  on  Accounts  and  Claims 829 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee  does  not  report  on  above  claim  during  year  1882-1883. 

Opinions  and  Reports  fro  ni  City  Attorney  ;  Proceedings  had  thereon — 

Legal  Opinions. — For  full  digests,  see  under  the  subject-headings  suggested  by  the 
following  side-headings  : 

Board  of  Aldermen. — In  answer  to  an  alleged  "public  press"  charge  "That  the 
Board  of  Aldermen  is  not  legally  constituted."     Also,  Journal  page 324 

As  to  whether,  when  the  Mayor  is  absent  from  the  city,  and  the  President  of  the 
Board  of  Aldermen  is  at  home,  has  any  other  person  than  said  President  a  legal 
right  to  preside  over  the  Mayor's  Court.     Also,  Journal  page 957 

Board  of  Public  Improvements. — As  to  the  powers  and  duties  of  said  Board.  Also, 
Journal  page 986 

City  Buildings. — As  to  the  power  and  right  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of 
Aldermen  to  provide  for  the  erection  of.     Also,  Journal  pages 324,  325 

As  to  whether  the  city  can  borrow  the  Tomlinson  Fund,  and  use  the  same  in  erect- 
ing a  market-house,  or  for  other  purposes,  until  such  time  as  the  Council  may 
deem  it  expedient  to  build  a  City  Hall  therewith,  without  endangering  her  title 
thereto.     Also,  Journal  page 773 

City  Street  Commissioner. — As  to  the  powers  and  duties  of  said  officer.  Also, 
Journal  page 985 


52  An  Indexical  Digest  to  Journals  of  [i 882-1 883 


CITY   ATTORNEY. 

Common  Council. — As  to  alleged  "  public  press  "  charge—"  That  the  present  mem- 
bership of  the  Common  Council  is  such,  that  that  body  has  not  the  right  to  make 
or  ratify  levies."     Also,  Journal  page 324 

Finance. — As  to  whether  or  not  the  city  has  the  right  to  call  in  her  bonds  before 
their  maturity,  and  pay  or  fund  them  by  re-issue.     Also,  Journal  page 1126 

Maryland  street. — As  to  whether  S.  O.  113,  1882,  can  be  legally  passed,  and  a  legal 
contract  awarded  thereunder,  notwithstanding  the  protest  of  a  certain  owner  of 
property  on  line  of  proposed  improvement.     Also,  Journal  page 388 

Railroads. — As  to  the  power  of  the  city  to  compel  the  Union  Railway  Company  to 
extend  the  walls  and  roof  of  its  general  passenger  depot  over  its  railroad  tracks 
on  the  north  side  of  depot.     Also,  Journal  page..... 388 

As  to  whether  there  are  legal  obstructions  to  building  a  viaduct  over  the  railway 
tracks  on  Virginia  avenue  ;  and,  if  there  are  any,  what  action  is  necessary  by  the 
city  to  remove  the  same.     Also,  Journal  page 888 

Street  Railways  — As  to  whether  the  Citizens'  Street  Railway  has  a  right  to  haul  over 
its  tracks,  manure  and  such  like  material.     Also,  Journal  page 98 

As  to  whether  aforesaid  company  has  the  right  to  lay  a  third  track  on  any  street  where 
there  are,  already,  two  tracks  laid.     Also,  Journal  page 1189 

Suits  in  which  the  City  of  Indianapolis  is  a  party: 

For  full  digests,  see  under  the  subject-headings  suggested  by  the  following  side-headings. 

City  Cemetery. — Ellen  Smith  et  al.  vs.  the  City,  Flanner  &  Hommown,  and  Fielding 
Huston.     Also,  Journal  page , 1093 

Cruse  street. — Horace  R.Allen  et  al.  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  page 144 

Damages  and  Costs. — Annie  Merrick  vs.  Moses  Broyles  and  The  City.     Also,  Journal 

pages 72,  584,  787 

Elizabeth  Martin  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  page 99 

Barbara  Jarnagin  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  page 144 

Charles  Bauer,  vs.  The  City  et  al.     Also,  Journal  page 388 

Rosina  Kistner,  executrix,  etc  ,  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  page 388 

John  Mclntire  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  page 435 

Levi  Britton  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  page 435 

Malinda  L.  Murphy  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  pages 490,  752 

Mary  J.  Ryan  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  page 847 

David  Duncan  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  pages 919,  1144 

Dillon  street. — Roosevelt  vs.  C,  C,  C.  &  I.  Railway  Company  and  The  City.  Also, 
Journal  page 1094 

Fire  Department. — Alice  Rogers  vs.  Matthew  Rogers  (her  husband)  and  The  City. 
Also,  Journal  page 584 

Highland  street. — Sarah  S.  Kingsbury  et  al.  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  pages„583 

812 

Licenses. — The  City  vs.  Gottfried  Monninger.     Also,  Journal  pages 72,  691,  966 

The  City  vs.  the  Mutual  Union  Telegraph  Company.     Also,  Journal  page 752 

The  City  vs.  John  F.  Wallick.     Also,  Journal  page 1094 

Public  Schools — Board  of  School  Commissioners  vs.  Joseph  T.  Magner,  City  Clerk. 

Also,  Journal  pages 583,  640 

Henry  Weghorst  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  pages..... 752,  847,  919 


1882-1883]        Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &°e.  53 


CITY    ATTORNEY. 

Public  Parks.— Mason  J.  Osgood,  trustee,  vs.  The  City  and  James  A.  Bruce.  Also, 
Journal  page 812 

Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks. — Jeffersonville,  Madison  &  Indianapolis  Railroad 
Co.  vs.  The  City  and  Sinker,  Davis  &  Co.     Also,  Journal  page 144 

Sewers  and  Drainage. — St.  Paul's  Cathedral  Church  vs.  William  Rowe,  The  City, 
and  the  City  Treasurer.     Also,  Journal  page 99 

Tax  and  Street-Improvement  Sales. — Frank  McWhinney  vs.  The  City.  Also,  Journal 
page 692 

Taxes. — A.  &  J.  C.  S.  Harrison  vs.  The    City    and   City    Treasurer.      Also,  Journal 

pages , 31.  io94 

Anna  M.  Stilz  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  page 72 

William  H.  English  et  al,  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  page. 144 

Rockwood  et  al.  vs.  The  City.     Also,  Journal  page ,. 490 

Mary  J.  McAvoy  vs.  the  City.     Also,  Journal  pages 640,  847 

Tennessee  street. — Thomas  Wren  vs.  The  City  et  al.     Also,  Journal  page 919 

City  Attorney  Denny  submits  the  following  summary  report  of  his  official  services 
during  the  year  1882:  "There  were  pending  against  the  city,  in  the  United 
States  Courts,  the  Supreme  Court  of  Indiana,  and  the  Courts  of  Marion  county,  on 
the  1st  day  of  January,  1882  (when  I  entered  upon  the  discharge  of  my  duties  as 
your  attorney),  42  cases.  Of  these,  31  have  been  disposed  of,  as  follows:  27  were 
decided  in  favor  of  the  city;  3  were  compromised;  and  I  was  decided  against  the 
city.  In  addition  to  the  above,  45  suits  were  brought  against  the  city  during  said 
year,  and  3  brought  by  the  city,  in  the  Courts  above  named.  Of  these,  29  have 
been  disposed  of,  with  the  following  results:  Against  the  city,  3  ;  in  favor  of  the 
city,  25  ;  and  one  case  was  compromised  or  abandoned.  Of  the  3  cases  decided 
against  the  city,  2  have  been  appealed,  and  are  now  pending  in  the  General  Term 
of  the  Superior  Court;  the  other  (being  the  case  of  Annie  Merrick  vs.  The  City) 
has  been  finally  settled,  and  is  the  only  case  tried  during  my  term  which  has  in- 
volved the  city  in  an  actual  outlay  of  money.  In  the  foregoing  statement,  I  have 
not  included  any  cases  which  originated  before  the  Mayor  or  Justices  of  the  Peace, 
and  were  afterward  appealed  to  the  Courts  named.  I  have  collected,  and  turned 
into  the  treasury,  during  said  year,  by  suit  and  otherwise,  the  sum  of  #[,321.51." 
[Received.] 787 

That  Mayor  Grubbs  and  he  had  declined  to  appoint  appraisers  to  assist  losers  by 

,     recent  Pogue's  Run  freshet  in  valuation  of  the  injuries  done  thereby.     [Approved.] 

72,  121 

Submitting  a  >l  deed  of  dedication  "  for  an  extension  of  Maryland  street  through 
square  79.  [See  under  subject-heading  of  "Maryland  street";  also,  Journal 
page 435 

Submitting  a  tax-deed  to  the  city  for  lots  1,  2,  3,  4,  and  5,  in  square  II,  Braden's 
Riverside  Addition.  [See  "  Tax  and  Street-Improvement  Sales'';  also,  Journal 
page  435 

Giving  notice  of  the  appointment,  by  Judge  of  19th  Judicial  Circuit,  upon  his  peti- 
tion in  behalf  of  the  city,  of  appraisers  to  value  unsold  "city  property."  [See 
"  City  Property  ;"  also,  Journal  pages- 435,  436 

Reporting  that  he  had  prepared,  had  caused  to  be  executed,  and  had  delivered,  to 
Francis  M.  Churchman  and  Stoughton  J.  Fletcher,  a  deed  for  the  Washington 
street  Thomlinson  Estate  property  ;  that  grantees  would  bring  suit  to  quiet  title; 
and  that  he  would  file  a  disclaimer,  thus  saving  city,  from  costs,  and  allow  a  decree 
to  go  in  any  form  plaintiffs  may  desire.     [Approved.] 752,  768 


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CITY   ATTORNEY. 

That  he  had  prepared,  caused  to  be  executed,  and  had  delivered,  a  deed  to  James  M. 
Tomlinson  for  seventeen  feet  of  the  so  called  "City  Dispensary  property,"  on  E. 
Ohio  street,  and  that  the  purchase  money  has  been  deposited  in  the  city  treasury. 

[Approved.]  752,  768 

The  collection  of  $69  40,  exhibition  license  due  from  Gilmore's  "Zoo" 788 

That  the  Dicksons'  offer  to  compromise  the  exhibition  licenses  due  from  them  on 
account  of  the  Grand  Opera  House  and  Park  Theatre,  by  payment  of  $281.69, 
and  suggesting  reference  of  this  matter  to  a  committee.     [Referred  to  Council  and 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Finance.] 787,  788,  804 

That  he  had  accompanied  the  City  Marshal  in  making  service  of  notices  on  railroad 
companies  to  remove  obstructions  from  Pogue's  Run.  [See  under  subject-headings 
of    "Pogue's  Run"    and    "Railroad  Lines   and    Switch-Tracks";    also,    Journal 

page 847 

City  Civil  Engineer,  with.     [See  "Highland  Street."] 1287 

Judiciary  Committee,  with.. ..78,  286,  351,  393,  437,  485,  499,  711,  791,  817,  891, 

894,  978,  1000,  1080 

Committee  on  Railroads,  with 981,  1000,  1001,  1002 

Committee  on  Rules,  with ; ,...78 

Select  Committees,  with 712 

Ordinances  prepared  by  the  City  Attorney  in  compliance  wit  A  orders  given — 

G.  O.  49,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  repeal  an  Ordinance  entitled  "  An  Ordinance  reg- 
ulating the  Removal  of  Garbage,  Slops,  and  Waste  Matter  from  the  corporate 
limits  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  providing  certain  Penalties  for  a  violation 
thereof  by  Owners,  Agents,  and  Occupants  of  Property,  and  the  Person  or  Persons 
who  shall  receive  the  Contract  hereunder,"  ordained  August  23d,  1880 30 

G.  O.  57,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  prohibit  the  sale  and  use  of  Blank-Cartridge  Pistols 
and  other  dangerous  Toy  Firearms  144 

G.  O.  58,  1882 — An  Ordinance  creating  the  Office  of  Pound-Master;  providing  for 
his  appointment ;  and  defining  his  Duties  , 144 

G.  O.  65,  1882 — An  Ordinance  levying  a  Special  Tax  on  Street  Cars 270 

G.  O.  70,  1882 — An  Ordinance  regulating  the  Removal  of  Garbage,  Slops,  Ashes, 
and  other  Waste  Matter  from  the  corporate  limits  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis; 
and  repealing  an  Ordinance  on  the  same  subject 387 

G.  O.  71,  1882 — An  Ordinance  prohibiting  the  use  of  Toy  Pistols  and  other  Toy 
Firearms,  and  making  it  unlawful  to  sell  said  Articles  at  retail,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis 387,  388 

G.  O.  75,  1882 — An  Ordinance  making  it  unlawful  to  ride  on  the  Steps  of  Street 
Cars,  and  for  Drivers  and  Conductors  of  Street  Cars  to  allow  persons  so  to  ride. .490 

G.  O.  76,  1882 — An  Ordinance  repealing  all  Ordinances  authorizing  and  creating  the 
Fire  Board,  the  Police  Board,  the  Hospital  Board,  and  the  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements, and  transferring  the  Duties  of  said  Boards,  as  now  constituted,  to  the 
Chief  Fire  Engineer,  Chief  of  Police,  Superintendent  of  the  City  Hospital,  and 
Street  Commissioner,  respectively,  and  making  proper  Provisions  as  to  the  Responsi- 
bility and  Qualifications  of  said  Officers 583 

G.  O.  81,  1882 — An  Ordinance  granting  the  Jeffersonville,  Madison  &  Indianapolis 
Railroad  Company  the  right  to  maintain  Tracks  across  certain  Streets  in  the  City 
of  Indianapolis.. 692 

G.  O.  3,  1883 — An  Ordinance  providing  means  for  the  erection  of  an  Addition  to  the 
City  Hospital , 848 

G.  O.  12,  1883 — An  Ordinance  making  it  unlawful  for  any  one  to  haul  Heavy  Loads 
of  Freight  on  N.  Meridian  street,  between  New  York  and  Seventh  streets 969 


1 882-1 883]        Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  55 


CITY   ATTORNEY — CITY   BOUNDARIES. 

G.  O.  18,  1883 — An  Ordinance  supplemental  to  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An  .Ordinance 
authorizing  the  Construction,  Extension,  and  Operation  of  certain  Passenger  Rail- 
ways in  and  upon  the  Streets  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,"  ordained  January  18th, 
1864,  and  to  the  other  Ordinances  amendatory  of  and  supplementary  thereto;  pro- 
viding a  Free  Territory  System,  and  defining  how  the  Provisions  hereof  shall  be 
accepted  by  the  Citizens'  Street  Railway  Company  of  Indianapolis 1031 

G.  O.  23,  1883 — An  Ordinance  repealing  all  Ordinances  now  in  force,  providing  for 
the  Organization  of,  defining  the  Duties  of,  and  governing  the  Official  Hoards  of 
the  Common  Council io75 

G.  O.  24,  1883— An  Ordinance  making  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company  liable  for 
all  Damages  occasioned  by  reason  of  Openings  made  in  the  Streets,  and  requiring 
all  such  Openings  to  be  made  by  or  under  the  Direction  of  said  Company  ;  and 
providing  Penalties  for  the  Violation  thereof 1093 

G.  O.  29,  1883— An  Ordinance  making  it  unlawful  for  any  Person,  over  the  age  of  ten 
years,  to  throw  Orange  or  Banana  Peels  on  any  of  the  Sidewalks  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis 1189 

G.  O.  30,  1883 — An  Ordinance  making  it  unlawful  for  any  Person  to  cause  to  be 
drawn  any  heavily-loaded  Wagon  over  N.  Meridian  or  N.  Delaware  streets,  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis , 1189 


CITY  BOUNDARIES. 

Minority  of  Joint  Aldermanic  and  Council  Select  Committees  on  City  Boundaries 
offers  a  report,  defining  proposed  changes  in  the  city  boundaries;  which  Board 
of  Aldermen  "concurs  in  "  on  December  nth,  1882 746 

Common  Council  refers  foregoing  report  to  its  select  committee  on  this  subject,  and 
orders  the  City  Civil  Engineer  to  prepare  a  proper  map,  showing  the  proposed 
boundary  lines 755 

Aforesaid  select  committee  submits  a  report,  almost  in  exact  keeping  with  that  printed 
on  Journal  page  746;  which  is  referred  back  to  said  committee,  with  instructions 
to  prepare  map  in  accordance  with  report,  and  to  present  such  map  at  next  meeting 
of  Council 1 197 

Same  committee  submit  a  "  map,  showing  the  city  boundary  lines  according  to  our 
report  presented  May  14th,  1883/'  [Map  is  referred  back  to  committee,  with  in- 
structions to  have  the  City  Civil  Engineer  prepare  a  large  map,  and  to  present 
such  large  map  for  the  Council's  approval.] 1276 

Above  proceedings  were  had  on  May  28th,  1883,  the  last  meeting  held  during  year  1882-1883  ;  conse- 
quently, further  proceedings  in  this  matter  must  be  looked  for  in  the  following  volumes  of  the 
Journals. 

Bryan's  Arsenal  Heights  Addition,  being  B.  &  1.  Bryan's  Subdivision  of  the  e.  ]/2  of 
n.  e.  X>  sec-  6>  tp.  15,  r.  4  e. — 

Select  joint  committee  [see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1558,  and  current  Journals 
page  37]  reports  that  above  described  property  was  not  contiguous  property  at  the 
time  of  the  attempted  annexation  thereof;  recommends  that  the  City  Attorney 
make  no  further  costs  in  the  suit  of  W.  H.  English  et  al.  vs.  The  City;  and  offers 
a  motion  instructing  the  City  Assessor  and  City  Clerk  not  to  enter  any  lot  or  im- 
provement in  said  Addition  for  taxation,  and  ordering  the  City  Treasurer  not  to 
collect  any  taxes  levied  on  such  property.  [Recommendation  is  concurred  in,  and 
motion  is  adopted.] 80,  124 

City  Attorney  reports  that  he  has  allowed  a  decree  to  be  entered,  without  contest, 
in  favor  of  the  aforesaid  plaintiffs,  injoining  the  city  from  levying  taxes  on  the 
property  in  above  described  Addition 144 


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CITY   BOUNDARIES — CITY    BUILDINGS. 

Kappes  &.Naltner's  S.  Meridian  street  Addition — 

Petition  for  disannexation  of.  [Referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Al- 
leys.]  864 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 

Morrison  &  Talbott's  Subdivision,  in  sec.  7,  tp.  15,  r.  4  e. — 

Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  City  Attorney  (in  answer  to  a  petition)  report 
that  lots  1  to  19  and  28  to  38,  all  inclusive,  are  not  within  the  city  limits,  and 
recommend  that  they  be  certified  off  the  tax-duplicate.  [Council  concurs  in  the 
report] 979 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  case  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1011 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 


CITY  BUILDINGS. 

For  prior  proceedings  had  on  this  subject,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  70,  under  subject- 
heading  of  "  City  Hall." 

Mayor  Grubbs  (president),  Councilmen  Dean,  Koller,  and  Weaver,  and  Aldermen 
Layman  (secretary),  Mussmann,  and  Tucker  continue  to  act  as  Commissioners  on 
City  Hall  and  Market  House. 

J.  H.  &  A.  H.  Stem  accept  the  appointment  as  architects  of  the  proposed  City  Build- 
ings, subject  to  the  provisions  of  section  5  of  G.  O.  14,  1883.  [See  Journal  page 
1017.] 1043,  1063 

Indianapolis  Trades-Assembly,  by  resolution,  protest  against  the  use  of  the  "Tom- 
linson  Estate  "  and  "Additional  City  Hall "  funds  for  any  other  purpose  than  that 
for  which  they  were  devised  and  accumulated 91 

Petition  for  the  erection  of  a  City  Office  Building  and  Public  Assembly  Hall  on 
the  west  end  of  East  Market  Space  is  presented  to  Common  Council  on  March 
5th,  1883 , 925 

Above  petition,  with  many  additional  signers,  is  presented  to  Board  of  Alderman 
on  March   12th,  1883 931 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  motion  :  "That  the  City  Attorney  be,  and 
is  hereby,  requested  to  report  to  this  Board,  at  our  next  meeting,  whether  the  five 
charges  made  in  the  public  press,  against  the  right  of  the  city  to  build  the  City 
Hall,  are  legal  facts.  The  charges  are  herewith  attached.  Further,  that  they 
each  be  reported  upon  separately  :  ( I.)  That  the  Board  of  Aldermen  is  not  legally 
constituted.  (2.)  That  the  present  membership  of  the  Common  Council  is  such, 
that  that  body  has  not  the  right  to  make  or  ratify  levies.  (3.)  That  the  ordinance, 
is  illegal,  because  it  anticipates  the  revenue.  (4.)  That  the  ordinance  is  illegal, 
because  there  is  no  money  in  the  treasury.  (5.)  That  the  law  does  not  authorize 
a  joint  commission  of  members  of  the  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen.  The  first 
two  objections  are  made  on  the  ground  that  some  of  the  members  are  not  free- 
holders"  , 251 

City  Attorney  Denny  replies  to  the  foregoing  inquiries  as  follows : 
"  In  answer  to  the  first  question,  I  have  to  say :  That  the  members  of  the  Board  of 
Aldermen,  having  qualified  according  to  law,  the  Board  is  'legally  constituted,' 
even  though  some  of  the  members  do  not  possess  the  statutory  qualifications — that 
is,  they  are  de  facto  officers,  and,  being  such,  their  acts  are  valid.  If,  however, 
some  of  the  members  of  the  Board  did  not  own  real  estate  in  their  respective  dis- 
tricts at  the  time  of  their  election  and  qualification,  they  are  subject  to  removal 
by  quo  warranto  proceedings,  which  may  be  set  in  motion  by  any  taxpayer  of  the 


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CITY    BUILDINGS. 

city.  Such  removal  would  not  affect  any  of  the  precedent  acts  of  the  Board, 
however.  If  the  members  referred  to  were  the  owners  of  real  estate  in  their 
respective  districts  at  the  time  of  their  election  and  qualification,  I  do  not  think 
that  a  subsequent  parting  with  the  title  thereto  would  render  them  ineligible  for 
the  balance  of  their  terms. 

"In  answer  to  the  second  question,  I  have  to  say:  That  I  am  not  aware  of  any 
law,  statutory  or  otherwise,  requiring  members  of  the  Common  Council  to  be 
freeholders  as  a  condition  prerequisite  to  their  making  or  ratifying  levies.  I 
have  heard  no  reason  stated  that  renders  any  member  of  the  Council,  now  serv- 
ing, ineligible. 

"  I  will  answer  the  third  and  fourth  questions  together.  I  am  of  the  opinion  that 
the  ordinance  in  question  is  legal  in  all  its  parts;  but  under  the  provisions  of  sec- 
tions 220,  3121,  and  3124  of  the  Revise!  Statutes  of  1881,  I  do  not  think  any 
valid  contract  can  be  made  thereunder  which  shall  increase  the  city's  indebted- 
ness beyond  the  present  amount,  or  appropriation  of  money  made,  unless  the 
money  is  at  the  time  actually  in  the  treasury.  The  indebtedness  of  the  city  is 
already  more  than  two  per  cent,  of  her  taxables,  and,  under  the  constitutional 
provision  and  the  section  of  the  law  of  1877  on  that  subject  (above  referred  to), 
can  not.  in  any  form,  be  increased.  It  will  be  seen,  therefore,  that  if  buildings  to 
cost  $  1 50,000  are  to  be  erected,  they  can  not  be  so  erected  under  a  single  contract, 
because  a  contract  so  to  do  would  create  an  indebtedness  beyond  the  amount  of 
the  special  fund  now  on  hand.  In  view  of  this  fact,  and  of  the  further  fact  that 
the  special  revenue  anticipated  from  the  saloon  tax  may  not  be  realized,  it  has 
always  appeared  to  me  that  the  commencement  of  a  building  to  cost  more  than 
the  amount  of  the  special  fund  on  hand  might  prove  to  be  unwise.  Again:  The 
third  section  of  the  ordinance  provides  that  a  building,  according  to  a  certain  plan 
named,  shall  be  erected,  and  that  the  cost  thereof  shall  not  exceed  $150,000. 
Inasmuch  as  a  valid  contract  can  not  now  be  entered  into  for  the  erection  of  such 
a  building  as  an  entirety,  it  might  prove  impossible  to  procure  contracts  to  do  the 
last  half  of  the  work  so  as  to  bring  it  within  the  estimate.  While  these  things 
do  not  render  the  ordinance  itself  illegal,  as  suggested  by  the  third  and  fourth 
inquiries,  yet  I  have  thought  it  proper  to  suggest  them,  as  bearing  upon  the 
matters  under  consideration. 

tl  The  fifth  objection  urged— viz  ,  that  the  law  does  not  authorise  a  joint  commission 
of  members  of  the  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen — accepted  in  the  sense  of  the 
ordinary  or  regular  committees  and  official  boards  provided  for,  would  be  well 
taken;  for  the  law  of  March  8th,  1881,  provides  that  no  member  of  the  Board  of 
Aldermen  shall  be  elected  to  serve  on  any  board  provided  for  by  law,  and  that  no 
ordinance,  resolution,  or  motion,  providing  for  joint  committees  of  the  two  bodies, 
shall  be  passed.  But  the  Commissioners  on  Market-House  and  City  Hall  Build- 
ings were  not  appointed  under  any  of  the  provisions  of  that  law,  and  do  not  take 
the  p'ace  of  any  such  committees  or  boards.  The  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men having  the  authority  to  erect  public  building*,  such  as  are  provided  for  in  the 
ordinance  being  considered,  I  think  they  have  the  right  to  delegate  certain  of 
their  powers  to  a  committee  or  commission.  It  would  be  impracticable  for  the 
whole  membership  to  109k  after  and  pass  upon  every  little  minutia  connected  with 
such  a  work  The  ordinance  provides  that  all  bonds  and  contracts  shall  be  approved 
by  the  two  bodies,  leaving  only  the  details  and  minor  matters  in  the  hands  of  the 
commission,  and,  in  this  respect,  I  think,  is  well  guarded  " 324 

Board  of  Aldermen  orders  that  cost  of  advertising  for  plans  be  charged  to  City 
Hall  Fund 740 

Resolution,  proposing  appointment  of  a  "Board  of  Market-House  Commissioners," 
and  to  limit  "city  buildings"  to  a  market-house  on  the  east  end  of  East  Market 
Space,  at.  a  cost  not  exceeding  £75,000,  etc  ,  is  offered  on  December  18th,  1882,  and 
is  referred  to  the  "City  Hall  Commissioners" 759 

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CITY   BUILDINGS. 

Resolution,  asserting  that  proposed  "City  Hall  and  Market-House,"  according  to 
the  plans  and  specifications  of  architects  Stem,  will  cost  from  $200,000  to  $250,000 
to  fully  complete,  and  proposing  to  compel  said  architects  to  give  bond  in  the  sum 
of  $100,000,  conditioned  to  pay  any  and  all  excess  over  $150,000  which  may  be 
required  to  erect  and  complete  such  buildings,  is  also  offered  on  December  18th, 
1882,  and  is  referred  to  the  "City  Hall  Commissioners" 762 

City  Attorney  Denny,  in  answer  to  the  inquiry  made  of  him  by  the  "City  Hall  Com- 
missioners"— "Can  the  city  borrow  the  'Tomlinson  Fund,'  and  use  the  same  in 
building  a  market-house,  or  for  other  purposes,  until  such  time  as  the  Council  may 
deem  it  expedient  to  build  a  City  Hall  therewith,  without  endangering  her  title 
thereto  ?  " — renders  the  following  opinion  :  "  For  the  city  to  keep  upon  absolutely 
safe  ground  in  reference  to  said  fund,  her  purpose  to  finally  use  the  same 
in  the  erection  of  '  buildings  for  the  use  of  citizens  and  city  authorities,'  as 
set  forth  in  Mr.  Tomlinson's  will,  must,  at  all  times,  be  clearly  declared.  With 
this  done,  I  think  the  city  may  safely  borrow  this  money  for  a  reasonable  time,  and 
use  the  same  in  the  erection  of  a  market-house,  or  for  such  other  purposes  as  the 
Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  may  direct.  It  has  been  my  opinion  that,  as  to 
an  amount  of  said  estate  which  at  least  equals  the  annuity  paid  to  Mrs.  Tomlin- 
son,  the  city  has  a  fee-simple  title,  and  can  use  it  as  she  pleases.  If  I  am  mistaken 
about  this,  however,  I  do  not  believe  the  city  would  be  safe  in  borrowing  or  using 
these  funds  for  an  indefinite  time,  or  for  a  long  term  of  years,  and,  therefore,  do 
not  state  it  as  my  opinion  that  the  city  can  divert  this  fund  from  the  purposes 
declared  in  the  will  'until  it  be  deemed  expedient  to  build  a  City  Hall,'  as  absolute 
safety  is  desired." 773 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  motion  on  January  8th,  1883:  "That  the 
City  Treasurer  report  to  the  Board  of  Aldermen,  at  their  next  meeting,  if  he  can 
furnish  the  money  of  the  Tomlinson  Estate  at  any  time  when  the  Council  and 
Board  of  Aldermen  demand  it  " < 810 

City  Treasurer  submits  the  following  report  in  answer  to  foregoing  inquiry :  "  Re- 
ferring to  your  request,  that  the  City  Treasurer  report  whether  the  Tomlinson 
Funds  are  in  an  available  condition,  I  most  respectfully  report  that  the  above 
funds  are  in  an  available  condition,  and  the  custodian  is  ready  at  all  times  to  obey 
your  commands" 834 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  resolution  on  January  8th,  1883  :  "Whereas, 
The  Tomlinson  bequest  was  given  for  a  specific  purpose,  that  of  building,  on  the 
west  end  of  East  Market  Space,  a  City  Hall  and  Offices,  and  not  for  a  Market- 
House;  and,  inasmuch  as  the  Tomlinson  Fund,  and  the  revenue  set  apart  for  City 
Hall  and  Offices,  are  not  sufficient  for  the  erecting  of  a  building  as  contemplated 
by  present  plans  already  adopted,  including  Market-House  :  Therefore,  Resolved, 
That  the  City  Hall  Commissioners  be,  and  are  hereby,  requested  to  report  to  the 
Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  the  cost  of  a  City  Hall  and  Offices,  built  from 
plans  adopted,  with  Market-House  left  out,  and  also  to  make  a  recommendation 
that  the  plans  be  so  changed,  if,  in  their  opinion,  there  can  be  sufficient  funds 
obtained  for  the  immediate  building  of  a  City  Hall  and  City  Offices.  And  further, 
To  report  the  advisability  of  such  a  building ;  also,  the  amount  of  money  now  on 
hand,  and  if  the  anticipated  funds  will,  with  any  certainty,  be  ready  as  fast  as 
required,  should  the  building  be  commenced  this  spring 801 

Council  Judiciary  Committee  makes  a  length  report,  in  which  the  thus-far  proceedings 
are  criticised.  [Referred  to  City  Hall  Commissioners  and  the  Judiciary  Com- 
mittee.]  891,  892 

Aforesaid  committee  makes  an  independent  report  on  above  report ;  which  is  laid 
on  the  table 922,  924 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  resolution  on  March  1 2th,  1 883 :  "  Whereas," 
As  there  is  now  existing  a  Board  known  as  City  Hall  and  Market-House  Commis- 
sioners, comprised  of  members  of  the  City  Government ;  and  believing  it  to  be 


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CITY    BUILDINGS. 

not  more  than  right  and  just  that  the  taxpayers  and  citizens  should  be  directly 
represented  on  said  Board  of  City  Hall  and  Market  House  Commissioners:  There- 
fore, be  it  Resolved,  That  a  committee  of  citizens,  consisting  of  V.  T.  Maloti.  E. 
B.  Martindale,  John  C.  S.  Harrison,  and  Franklin  Landers,  are  hereby  appointed 
and  requested  to  accept  and  serve  with  said  Board  of  City-  Hall  and  Market-House 
Commissioners,  and  that  said  Citizens'  Committee  are  to  have  the  same  rights  and 
privileges,  by  voice  and  vote,  as  the  present  members  of  the  City  Hall  and  Mar- 
ket-House Commissioners.  On  the  passage  of  this  resolution  (Council  concurring) 
the  Mayor  will  officially  notify  said  citizens  of  their  appointment  as  Commissioners; 
said  newly  appointed  Commissioners  to  serve  without  pay  " 950,  951 

[In  lieu  of  acting  on  foregoing  resolution,  the  Common  Council  considered  G.  O.  14,  1883;  which  see 
below  sub-heading  "  Ordinances  relative  to  City  Buildings;  Proceedings  had  thereon,"  under  this 
subject-heading.] 

Ordinances  relative  to  City  Buildings ;    Proceedings  had  thereon — 

G.  O.  51,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  Erection  of  City  Buildings — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  19th, 
1882 82 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time  on  June  26th,  1882; 
adopts  two  amendments;  orders  printing  of  ordinance,  as  amended;  and  then 
postpones  further  action 117,  118 

Aforesaid  body  again  takes  up  ordinance  on  the  second  reading  ;  still  further  amends 
it ;  reads  it  for  the  third  time,  as  amended;  and  passes  it,  on  July  3d,  1882..  149,  150 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  10th,  1882  ;  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committees  on  Finance  and  Public  Property  and  Judiciary 
Committee 164,  171 

Common  Council,  on  July  17th,  1882,  reconsiders  the  passage  of  this  ordinance  by 
an  unanimous  vote;  and  then  refers  ordinance,  with  G.  O.  60,  1882  (supplemental 
thereto),  to  the  City  Attorney 189 

Aldermanic  Committees  on  Finance  and  Public  Property  recommend  that  ordinance 
do  not  pass 225 

Alderman  Tucker  (of  Judiciary  Committee),  Alderman  Drew  (of  Committee  on 
Public  Property),  and  President  Layman  call  attention  to  Council  action  on  G.  Os. 
51,  60,  and  62,  1882,  and  make  certain  recommendations.  [Last  report  is  con- 
curred in  by  a  vote  of  5  to  4.] 226,  227 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  on  August 
28th,  1882,  but  refuses  to  pass  it  by  an  unanimous  negative  vote 374 

Common  Council,  on  receipt  of  message  giving  foregoing  Aldermanic  action,  strikes 
this  ordinance  from  the  files 398 

G.  O.  60,  1882 — An  Ordinance  supplemental  to  "An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the 
Erection  of  City  Buildings,"  passed  by  the  Common  Council  on  July  3d,  1882 — 

Above  entitled  oidinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  and  is  then,  with 

G.  O.  51,  1882,  referred  to  the  City  Attorney,  on  July  17th,  1882 189 

Foregeing  ordinance  is  "stricken,"  by  the  passage  of  G.  O.  14,  1883;  which  see,  post. 

G.  O.  62,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  Erection  of  City  Buildings — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time  ;  rules  are  sus- 
pended; ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  is  passed,  on  July 
17  th,  1882 199 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  July  19th,  1^82 227 

Alderman  Hamilton  is  permitted  to  have  his  protest  against  above  ordinance  entered 

upon  Aldermanic  Journals 253 

Foregoing  ordinance  is  repealed  by  the  passage  of  G.  O.  14,  1883;    which  see,  post. 


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CITY    BUILDINGS. 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  resolutions  on  July  24th,  1882:  "Resolved, 
That  it  is  the  sense  of  this  Board,  that  the  City  Hall  and  Market  House,  provided 
for  by  ordinance  heretofore  passed,  shall  not,  under  any  circumstances,  cost  to  ex- 
ceed the  amount  named  under  said  ordinance,  to-wit,  $150,000;  and  that  the 
members  of  the  Board  of  Commissioners  be,  and  are  hereby,  instructed  not  to  let 
any  contract  for  any  part  of  the  work  until  good  and  sufficient  bonds  have  been 
given  by  all  contractors,  so  that  the  total  cost  will  be  limited  to  the  sum  above 
named.  Resolved,  That  said  ordinance  should  be  repealed  on  or  before  March  1st, 
1883,  if,  prior  to  that  date,  anything  shall  occur  that  will  make  it  appear  neces- 
sary to  draw  anything  from  the  general  tax  fund  other  than  an  amount  equal  to 
the  proceeds  of  what  is  known  as  the  special  license  tax,  as  heretofore  pro- 
vided " 250,  251 

G.  O.  85,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  repeal  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An  Ordinance  to 
provide  for  the  Erection  of  Public  Buildings,"  ordained  July  19th,  1882 — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  December 
18th,  1882 758 

Foregeing  ordinance  is  "stricken,"  by  the  passage  of  G.  O.  14,  1883;  which  see,' post. 

G.  O  7,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  repeal  Section  Four  of  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An 
Ordinance  to  Erect  a  City  Hall  and  Market  House,"  being  G.  O.  62,  1882 — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  ;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  and  is  referred  to 

the  "City  Hall  Commissioners,"  on  February  19th,  1883 898 

Foregoing  ordinance  is  "stricken,"  by  the  passage  of  G.  O.  14,  1883  ;  which  see, post. 

G.  O.  8,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  repeal  Sections  Four  and  Ten  of  an  Ordinance  en- 
titled'' An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  Erection  of  City  Buildings,"  ordained  July 
19th,  1882— 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  March  5th, 

1883 924 

Foregoing  ordinance  is  "stricken,"  by  the  passage  of  G.  O.  14,  1883;  which  see, post. 

G.  O.  14,  1883 — An  Ordinance  providing  for  the  Erection  of  Public  Buildings  for 
the  use  of  the  Citizens  and  City  Authorities  of  Indianapolis  ;  creating  a  Committee 
to  take  charge  of  and  direct  said  Work  ;  and  repealing  all  Ordinances,  Resolutions, 
and  Motions  coming  in  conflict  with  the  Provisions  of  this  Ordinance — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  rules  are  sus- 
pended ;  lead  for  the  second  time  ;  amended  ;  read  for  the  third  time,  as  amended  ; 
and  so  passed,  on  March  19th,  1883 975  to  977 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
it  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  March  26th,  1883..1014  to  1016 

Full  text  of  above  entitled  ordinance 1017,  1018 

G.  O.  31,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  amend  Section  Seven  of  an  Ordinance  entitled 
"An  Ordinance  providing  for  the  Erection  of  Public  Buildings  for  the  use  of  the 
Citizens  and  City  Authorities  of  Indianapolis  ;  creating  a  Committee  to  take  charge 
of  and  direct  said  Woik;  and  repealing  all  Ordinances,  Resolutions,  and  Motions 
coming  in  contact  with  the  Provisions  of  this  Ordinance,"  ordained  and  estab- 
lished the  26th  day  of  March,  1883 — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  14th, 
1883 1 196 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  May  28th,  1883 1277 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  May  28th,  1883.,.  1293 


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CITY   BUILDINGS. 
Reports  frovi  the  Commissioners — 

As  to  plans  submitted,  and  recommending  that  those  prepared  by  J.  H.  &  A.  H.  Stem 
be  accepted.     [Concurred  in] 27,  49 

In  submitting  an  opinion  of  the  City  Attorney,  as  to  the  right  of  the  city  to  use  the 
"Tomlinson  Estate  Fund"  for  other  purposes  than  that  stipulated  in  the  will  of 
Stephen  D  Tomlinson,  the  testator,  the  following  opinion  is  advanced:  "The 
money  now  in  the  treasury,  known  as  the  '  Tomlinson  Estate  Fund,'  is  the  absolute 
property  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  ;  and  the  unsold  real  estate,  known  as  the 
Tomlinson  property,  is  the  property,  in  fee-simple,  of  said  city,  and  may  be  used, 
at  any  time,  and  for  any  purpose,  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen 
may  direct.  At  the  same  time,  we  believe  that  the  city  is,  in  all  honor  and  good 
morals,  bound,  sooner  or  later,  to  use  the  proceeds  of  the  Tomlinson  Estate  in  the 
erection  of  public  buildings,  as  directed  in  the  will  of  the  late  Stephen  D.  Tom- 
linson. The  time  for  doing  this  is  to  be  determined  by  the  Council  and  Board  of 
Aldermen,  having  at  all  times  in  mind  the  fact  that  the  testator  directed  that  there 
should  be  no  'unnecessary  delay'  in  commencing  the  work" 772 

Giving  a  condensed  sketch  of  their  proceedings  from  June  5th,  1882,  to  February 
19th,  1883,  and  containing  a  schedule  of  proposals  for  erecting  City  Hall  and 
Offices  (  exclusive  of  Market-House) 892,  893 

Foregoing  report,  and  that  from  the  Council  Judiciary  Committee  [see  Journal  pages 
891  and  892],  is  referred  "back  to  the  Commissioners,  with  instructions  to  report 
whether  they  would  advise  to  proceed  to  build  the  City  Hall  and  Market-House, 
or  delay  proceedings  until  the  $150,000  were  in  the  hands  of  the  City  Treas- 
urer  894 

Submit  a  report  of  four  paragraphs,  containing  a  legal  opinion,  a  recommendation 
to  pass  a  repealing  ordinance  [G.  O.  8,  1883],  a  recommendation  for  promptly  sell- 
ing the  residue  of  the  Tomlinson  Estate  property,  and  a  recommendation  that  the 
contract  for  the  erection  of  a  City  Hall  and  Assembly  Hall  on  East  Market  Space 
be  awarded  to  M  K.  Fatout,  at  his  bid  of  $134,460,  as  soon  as  the  Tomlinson  Es- 
tate Fund  and  Additional  City  Hall  Fund  shall  aggregate  $105,000 923,  924 

Foregoing  report  contained  the  following  legal  opinion  :  "  I.  Your  honorable  bodies 
can  not,  in  honor,  use  one  cent  of  the  '  Tomlinson  Estate  Fund,'  now  in  the  city 
treasury  or  hereafter  realized,  in  the  erection  of  a  Market-House  on  said  East 
Market  Space.  The  intention  and  desire  of  the  testator,  Stephen  D.  Tomlinson, 
iu  our  judgment,  is  plainly  expressed  in  the  second  item  of  his  will  of  April  18th, 
1870.  Said  will  (by  copy)  is  on  deposit  in  the  office  of  the  City  Clerk,  and  has 
been  spread,  at  large,  on  pages  827  and  828  of  the  Journals  of  the  Common  Coun- 
cil for  years  1 870-1.  Item  second  of  the  will  may  also  be  found  on  page  144  of 
Indexical  Digest  of  Journals  of  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  for  1877-8. 
To  substantiate  the  finding  of  your  Commissioners,  we  will  here  quote  the 
language  of  Stephen  D.  Tomlinson  :  '  Item  second.  The  residue  of  my  estate 
which  may  remain  after  her  [his  then  wife,  Mary  T.  Tomlinson]  decease,  whether 
the  same  be  acquired  by  exchange  or  purchase,  I  bequeath  to  the  City  of  Indi- 
anapolis, to  be  used  in  the  erection  of  buildings  for  the  use  of  citizens  and  city 
authorities  (what  are  commonly  termed  '  Public  Buildings'),  on  the  west  end  of  the 
East  Market- House,  fronting  on  Delaware  street,  and  next  north  of  Market  street. 
And  I  further  direct  that  there  be  no  unnecessary  delay  in  converting  the  property 
hereby  bequeathed,  to  the  uses  designated,  as  I  do  not  wish  to  endow  the  city  with 
a  property  to  be  held  indefinitely  for  rent" 923 

Recommending  that  J.  H,  &  A.  H.  Stem,  architects,  be  allowed  $1,500,  and  that 
Edgar  J.  Hodgson  be  allowed  $300.     [Concurred  in.] 924 


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CITY   BUILDINGS — CITY   CEMETERY. 

The  following  motion  is  concurrently  adopted  :  "  That  the  report  be  concurred  in ; 
and  that  the  matter  be  fully  considered  by  the  City  Attorney  before  any  contract 
is  signed;  and  should  there  be  any  doubt  as  to  the  legality  of  any  point  in  the 
matter,  that  the  same  be  reported  back  to  this  Council  for  consideration  "..926,  952 

The  "committee  appointed  to  take  in  charge,  superintend,  and  control  the  erection 
of  a  new  office  and  public  assembly  building  or  hall  on  the  East  Market  Square" 
[see  section  I  of  G.  O.  14,  1883 — Journal  page  1017]  submit  the  record  of  their 
first  meeting,  and  introduce  G.  O.  31,  1883  (to  amend  section  7  of  G.  O.  14,  1883), 
with  a  recommendation  for  its  immediate  passage 1196 

Amount  of  gt  Tomlinson  Fund"  on  hand  May  31st,  1882 $36,812.71  97 

Net  additions:     1882 — June 18,792.04  143 

July 120.50  268 

August 69.82  385 

September 12.98  495 

October 00.00  582 

November 116.66  691 

December 1,671.81  786 

1883— January 30.99  844 

February....    00  OO  917 

March 130.19  1029 

April 203.85  1143 

James  M.  Tomlinson  offers  $£,700  for  17  feet  off  the  west  side  of  the  lot  known  as 

the  City  Dispensary  property 24 

Above  proposition  is  accepted  on  June  19th  and  July  10th,  1882 87,  157 

Resolution  is  offered,  declaring  that  42  feet  off  the  east  side  of  the  Tomlinson  Estate 
lot  in  square  36  be  held  by  the  city  for  the  uses  of  a  City  Dispensary,  and  that  the 
appraised  value  thereof  ($4,200)  be  placed  to  the  credit  of  the  City  Hall  Fund..24 

Foregoing  resolution  is  adopted  on  June  19th  and  July  10th,  1882 87,  157 

u  Additional  City  Hall  Fund"  on  hand  September  1st,  1882 $11,621.92  385 

Additions  during  1882 — September 1,560.00  494 

October  1,007.35  5Sl 

November., 995-5°  690 

December  1,799.00  785 

1883 — January 89240  843 

February 260.00  917 

March 2,238  55  1029 

April 579.98  1 142 

Disbursements  from  "City  Buildings  Fund"  (which  includes  both  of  foregoing  des- 
ignated funds) : 

Plans,  for it...     $673.50       268 

Repairs  to  Tomlinson  Estate  (no  receipts) 1000       582 

Repairs  to  Tomlinson  Estate  (in  excess  of  receipts) 18.71       918 

Plans,  for , 1,800.00     1090 


CITY  CEMETERY. 
Vide  City  Sexton,  post. 

C.  E.  Kregelo  calls  the  attention  of  the  Board  of  Aldermen  to  the  over-crowded 
condition  of  Greenlawn  Cemetery,  and  suggests  the  dedication  of  25  acres  of 
Garfield  Park  for  burial  purposes.     L^eferre(^  to  Board  of  Health.] .133 

Aforesaid  official  board  confirms  all  that  is  said  in  above  petition  as  to  the  over- 
crowded  condition   of   Greenlawn   Cemetery,  and   adds  additional   statements; 


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CITY    CEMETERY. 

recommends  that  future  interments  in  said  Cemetery  be  at  once  interdicted,  and 
that  grounds  for  a  new  cemetery  be  speedily  procured,  giving  suggestions  as  to 
location,  etc  ,  thereof. 248 

Aldermen  Rorison,  Seibert,  and  Mussmann  are  appointed  as  members  of  a  joint 
select  committee  on  above  subject 248 

Councilmen  Pearson,  Yoke,  and  Knodle  are  appointed  as  members  of  same  com- 
mittee     i 289 

J.  Milner  offers  twelve  acres  of  ground,  one  mile  south  of  Morris  street,  and  on  the 
east  side  of  the  Three  Notch  Road,  as  a  cemetery  site.  [Referred  to  joint  select 
committee.] 299 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  motion — "  Whereas,  There  being  a  great 
necessity  for  a  City  Cemetery:  Therefore,  Moved,  That  the  City  Clerk  be  and,  is 
hereby,  directed  to  advertise,  in  the  daily  city  papers,  for  thirty  days,  the  Sellers' 
Farm  for  sale;  and,  if  the  Council  shall  decide  to  sell  said  grounds,  that  the 
amount  received  from  such  sale  be  set  aside  as  a  part  of  the  purchase-money  for  a 
City  Cemetery.  Further,  That  the  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  reserve  the 
right  to  reject  any  and  all  bids  ".. 370 

Common  Council  refers  foregoing  motion  to  the  select  joint  committee 397,  398 

Aforesaid  joint  select  committee  confirms  the  stated  facts,  that  there  is  not  '*  room 
for  one  more  "  in  Greenlawn  Cemetery  ;  suggests  the  selling  or  trading  of  all  or  a 
part  of  the  Sellers'  Farm  for  a  new  cemetery  site ;  advances  the  opinion  that  the 
proposed  cemetery  should  contain  from  fifty  to  one  hundred  acres  ;  and  agrees, 
almost  literally,  with  the  Board  of  Health  in  the  matter  of  location,  capacity,  etc. 
[Approved  and  concurred  in.] 427,  441 

The  following  Aldermanic  motion  is  concurrently  adopted  on  September  25th  and 
October  2d,  1882:  "The  City  Cemetery  being  in  such  a  condition  of  utter  neg- 
lect and  dilapidation  that  it  is  a  disgrace  to  the  city,  the  Committee  on  Public 
Property  is  required  to,  at  once,  cause  the  weeds  to  be  cut,  and  place  such  Ceme- 
tery in,  at  least,  a  half-way  decent  and  respectable  shape.  Such  committee  is  also 
directed  to  report  whether  or  not,  the  City  Sexton  is  complying  with  the  ordinance 
requiring  him  to  generally  perform  all  duties  necessary  to  keep  said  burying-ground 
in  the  best  of  order  and  to  keep  the  same  in  repair". 486,  503 

I.  C.  Walker  offers  thirty  acres  (more  or  less)  being  178  lots  in  D.  M.  Bradbury  & 
Co.'s  Southeast  Addition,  and  situate  about  one  block  east  of  Shelby  street,  and 
immediately  south  of  Colgrove  avenue,  as  a  "  particularly  well-located  and  suita- 
ble" site  for  the  new  cemetery,  in  even  exchange  for  the  Sellers'  Farm. 
[Rejected.] 683 

Ruth  Harris  offers  sixty  acres  in  sec.  9,  tp.  15,  r.  3  e.,  in  even  exchange  for  the 
Sellers'  Farm 837 

Aldermanic  select  committee  recommends  acceptance  of  proposition,  and  Board  of 
Aldermen  concurs  in  recommendation 837 

Common  Council  refers  foregoing  matter  to  the  members  of  its  select  committee  on 
same  subject 858 

Common  Council  orders  Cemetery  Committee  to  ascertain  for  what  sum  from  three  to 
five  acres  of  ground,  in  the  vicinity  of  the  German  Catholic  Burying  Ground,  can 
be  purchased 870 

S.  A.  Fletcher  &  Co.,  offers  to  lease  to  the  city,  for  a  term  of  fifteen  years,  one  hun- 
acres  of  land,  located  on  Shelby  street,  adjoining  southern  corporate  limits,  at  a 
semi  annual  rental  of  $1,500,  payable  in  taxes,  and  then  to  give  a  clear  warranty 
deed  for  property.  [Referred  to  the  Cemetery  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney  ] 
960,  961 


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CITY   CEMETERY — CITY   CIVIL   ENGINEER. 

Select  Committee  on  New  City  Cemetery  reports  that  it  had  made  a  proposition  to 
make  an  even  exchange  of  the  Sellers'  Farm  for  the  "  Weinberger  Farm,"  a  tract 
of  fifty  acres,  in  the  immediate  vicinity  of  of  the  German  Protestant,  Jewish,  and 
Catholic  Cemeteries,  and  submits  the  acceptance  of  the  present  owners  of  the  last- 
named  Farm 1085,  1086 

Foregoing  report  is  referred  to  Councilmen  Stout,  Ward,  and  Hartmann,  and  Aldermen 
Layman,  Rorison,  Hamilton,  Tucker,  and  Mussmann,  as  a"  select  committee,  "with 
instructions  to  see  what  it  would  cost  the  city  to  procure  grounds  at  Crown  Hill; 
also,  to  ask  the  county  to  bear  part  of  the  expense" 1086,  1126 

Councilman  Stout,  at  his  request,  is  excused  from  service  on  foregoing  select  com- 
mittee, and  Councilman  Bryce  is  appointed  in  his  stead 1 166 

Joint  select  committee  (last  above  named)  did  not  report  during  year  1882-1883. 


CITY  CIVIL  ENGINEER. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  this  Department  (in  addition  to  the  salary  of 

this  officer)  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882 $  2,500.00         62 

Actual  amount  paid  out  of  city  treasury  during  said  fiscal  year 2,003.06         62 

Amount  expended,  less  than  estimate $      496.94         62 

Estimated  expenditure,  on  same  account,  during  fiscal  year  ending 

withMay3ist,  1883 .$  2,300.00       743 

Samuel  H.  Shearer  continues  to  hold  the  office  of  City  Civil  Engineer. 
Rue  Shawver  is  promoted  to  transitman,  and  William  H.  Fink  is  promoted  to  rod- 
man 965,  1007 

This  officer  is  authorized  to  procure  a  new  wagon  for  his  Department... 887,  905,  1023 

Reports,  etc.,  from  City  Civil  Engineer — 

Amount,  kind,  and  cost  of  public  improvements  made  under  his  supervision  during 
the  year  1882.     [First  annual  report  issued  from  this  Department.] 781  to  783 

Notifies  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  that  Governor  Porter  has  appointed 
him  Supervising  Engineer  of  the  "  Reformatory  Sewer,"  and  suggests  the  exten- 
sion of  the  Washington  street  sewer  to  Pogue's  Run 998 

Governor  Porter  is  thanked  for  the  compliment  of  the  appointment,  and  Shearer  is 
authorized  to  retain  any  compensation  he  may  receive  from  the  State  for  his 
services,  "any  ordinance  to  the  contrary  notwithstanding,"  by  the  ananimous  votes 
of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen 998,  1020 

Contracts  and  Bonds. — Reports  transmitting  same... 55,  70,  97,  98,  265,  341,  382, 

383,  493.  538,  572,  639,  689,  753,  845,  887,  916,  964,  1074,  1 140 

That  contract  and  bond  of  J.  F.  &  H.  L.  Talbot,  for  paving  Meridian  street,  from 
New  York  street  to  St.  Clair  street,  had  been  filed  in  his  office,  but  was  withheld 
by  him,  at  request  of  contractors,  owing  to  the  fact  that  the  State  officers  were 
still  considering  advisability  of  giving  their  consent,  in  writing,  to  the  prosecution 
of  said  contract.     [See,  also,  under  subject  heading  of  "  Meridian  street."]. 71 

That  the  following  contractors  were  delinquent  in  the  matter  of  filing  bonds  : 

F.  J.  Blume — First  alley  north  of  Home  avenue,  from  Broadway  street  to  College 

avenue,  under  S.  O  96,1882 ...887 

Michael  Flaherty — Vermont  street,  from  Agnes  street  to  Mill-Race,  under  S.  O.  87, 

1882 -..639,  887 


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CITY    CIVIL   ENGINEER. 

William  J.  Freaney — Public  gas  lamps  on  Spann  avenue,  from  Dillon  street  to  Linden 

street,  under  S.  O.  35,  1882 639 

R.  H.  Patterson— Ohio  street,  under  S.  O.  48,  1882 75 

First  alley  east  of  Meridian  street,  from  the  south  line  of  lot  6,  square  97,  to  Pogue's 

Run,  under  S.  O.  101,  1881 342 

H.  C.  Roney — For  building  tire-cistern  at  the  corner  of  Deloss  and  Reid  streets... 75 

Excuses  Roney's  delinquency,  on  account  of  ground  being  sodden  with  water.  ...580 

Houston  Solomon — Blake  street,  from  National  Road  to  Indiana  avenue,  under  S  O. 

57,   1882 887,  916 

Estimates — For  public  work  under  his  charge,  prior  to  award  of  contract  therefor: 
Bridge  over  Pleasant  Run,  at  Spruce  street  crossing — u  Howe  truss". ..$6, 258.70  434 
Delaware  street,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  Seventh  street— Cost  of  repairing  same  with 

old  blocks  taken  up  from  N.  Meridian  street $610.68         97 

Pogues'  Run,  from  Merrill  street  to  Catharine  street— 229.5  cubic  yards  of  counter- 
sloping  revetment $1,319.62       177 

Estimates  for  public  work,  completed  according  to  contract,  on  the  following  thorough- 
fares : 

Alabama  street 573 

Alleys 70,  260,  260,  261,  339,  340,  380,  380,  380,  432,  432,  535,  535,  536,  573, 

573,  574,  574,  574,  780,  1072,  1092,  1140 

Arch  street 491 

Bridges j> 260 

Broadway  street , 686,  750 

California  street 139 

Cherry  street 1 187 

College  avenue 750 

Cruse  street 573,  573 

Delaware  street 686 

Deloss  street 1 187 

Dillon  street 261,  1187 

Fire-Cisterns •  536,  1032 

Fletcher  avenue 260,  380 

Georgia  street 573 

Hill  avenue 779 

Hosbrook  street 1092 

Hoyt  avenue 176 

Huron  street , 573 

Illinois  street 686 

Indiana  avenue 491 

Linden  street 491 

McCarty  street  , 490 

Maryland  street 1072,  1072 

Massachusetts  avenue , 2 

Meridian  street 261,  340,  638 

Merrill  street , 130 

Michigan  street 536 

Minnesota  street 686 

Mississippi  street 379,  53c 

Morris  street , 340 

National  Road 49! 

New  Jersey  street .' 260,  264 

New  York  street 380,  432,  432 

North  street 260,  574,  686 

Ohio  street 261,  686,  886 


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CITY   CIVIL  ENGINEER. 

Pennsylvania  street 139,  1187 

Pine  street 536 

Pleasant  street 573 

Pratt  street 432 

St.  Clair  street . , 490 

St.  Joseph  street 573 

Sewers  491*  574,  686,  780,  937,  964,  1027,  1092 

Shelby  street 573,  574 

South  street r-. 339 

Stevens  street ...380 

Sullivan  street 535,  885 

Vermont  street 432 

Wabash  street 491 

Waters  street 573 

West  street 176,  574,  574 

White  River  (rip-rapping  west  bank  of)...., 572 

Woodlawn  avenue 176 

Fees  received.—  From  E.  B.  Martindale,  for  improving  Bates  and  Lynn  streets,  east  of 
corporate  limits,  $25.     [Paid  into  city  treasury.] 141 

From  Fred.  A.  Meyer,  for  verifying  survey  of  lots  43  and  44,  C.  &  C.  R.  R.  Co.'s  Addi- 
tion, $5.     [Paid  into  city  treasury.] 141 

From  Citizens'  Street  Railway  Company,  for  platting  new  lines,  $10.  [Paid  into  the 
city  treasury.] .916 

Special  (Street-Improvement)  Ordinances. — Reports  as  to: 

S.  O.  76,  1882 — New  York  street,  from  New  Jersey  street  to  East  street.     Recommends 

its  passage * 74 

S.  O.  18,  1883 — East  street,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  Cherry  street.    Returns  ordinance  with 

an  amendment , 1141 

Miscellaneous  Reports. — Submitting  names  of  James  E.  Twiname,  J.  H.  Forrest,  and 
John  G.  Pendergast,  from  which  to  select  two  persons  to  superintend  the  re-paving  of 
Meridian  street,  from  New  York  street  to  St.  Clair  street 141 

That  east  face-wall  and  part  of  the  north  arch  of  the  Eddy  street  bridge  over  Pogue's 
Run  had  been  partially  undermined  by  the  recent  high  water... .265 

That  pond  near  the  corner  of  Wright  and  Coburn  streets  can  best  be  drained  by  im- 
proving Wright  street  through  Martindale  &  Stilz's  Addition 266 

That  Spring  street,  from  New  York  street  to  Vermont  street,  can  best  be  drained  by 
bowldering  and  curbing  the  gutters  of  said  Spring  street 266 

Depths  and  diameters  of  12  public  driven-wells 342 

Recommending  that  George  Miller  have  permission  to  bowlder  the  gutter  in  front  of 
his  premises  on  N.  West  street 434 

That  State  Ditch  be  cleaned  out,  from  Park  avenue  to  the  intersection  of  the  Sheldon 
street  ditch 439 

That  1,000  feet  of  rip-rapping  on  west  bank  of  White  River  had  been  completed,  and 
recommending  the  construction  of  1,600  additional  feet 580 

Plan  for  drainage  of  Bates  street,  from  Dillon  street  to  Grant  street 639 

Twelfth  Ward  stone  crosswalks — List  of  27  crosswalks  laid  during  the  two  years  ending 
with  September  30th,  1882 771,  772 

As  to  feasibility  of  relieving  Pogue's  Run  freshets  by  connecting  said  stream  with  sewers 
in  Illinois,  Delaware,  and  Washington  streets 834 

Suggests  the  deepening,  widening,  straightening,  and  arching  of  Pogue's  Run,  from 
Brookside  avenue  to  White  River,  and  making  said  stream  the  main  sewer  work  of 
city 846 


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CITY   CIVIL   ENGINEER — CITY   CLERK. 

Suggests  a  plan  for  doing  away  with  the  State  Ditch 846 

As  to  Che  protection  of  the  east  bank  of  White  River,  from  the  National  Road  to  Wash- 
ington street,  without  expense  to  the  city 646 

Reports  that  the  water  guage  had  been  removed  from  east  abutment  of  White  River 
bridge,  and  is  authorized  to  re-place  the  same 846,  877 

Submitting  a  plat  of  New  York  street,  from  Blake  street  to  Minerva  street 965 

With  regard  to  assessment  against  Roberts'  Park  M.  E.  Church,  for  construction  of  sewer 
in  N.  Delaware  street 965 

That  arches  over  Pogue's  Run,  just  east  of  Meridian  street,  are  in  dangerous  condition, 
and  suggests  that  Union  Railway  Company  be  compelled  to  make  same  safe  forth- 
with  , io74 

Reports  that  himself  and  City  Street  Commissioner  are  greatly  annoyed  by  excavations 
made  in  the  city  streets  for  the  purpose  of  making  connections,  etc.,  with  water-mains, 
and  presents  G.  O.  24,  1883  (prepared  by  the  City  Attorney)  as  a  remedy  for  the  abuses 
which  have  obtained  thus  far io93 


CITY  CLERK. 

Joseph  T.  Magner  continues  to  hold  the  office  of  City  Clerk,  and  to  act  as  the  Secretary 
of  City  Board  of  Equalization. 

George  T.  Breunig,  Frank  W.  Ripley,  and  William  C.  Phipps  continue  to  serve  as 
Deputy  City  Clerks. 

Reports,  etc.,  from  City  Clerk — 

City  Buildings. — That  amount  of  Additional  City  Hall  Fund  in  city  treasury,  on  August 
1st,  1882,  is  $11,621.92 268,  312 

City  Indebtedness. — Tabular  statement  of. 94 

City  Orders  on  Treasury. — Statement  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882 93 

Monthly  statement  of  orders  drawn  during  year  1882-1883...2,  142,  266,  385,  494, 

581,  689,  784,  842,  917,  1028,  1 142 

That  he  had  compared  the  report  of  expenditures  made  by  Aldermanic  Committee  on 
Finance  with  the  books  in  his  office,  and  finds  such  statement  to  be  correct 1215 

Submits  a  tabular  statement  of  expenditures  for  the  months  of  March  and  April,  1883. 
[Received.] 12 15 

Precepts. — [See  under  subject-heading  of  "Precepts";  also,  Journal  pages 72, 

177,  342,  386,  435>  496,  539,  58o,  640,  689,  751,  786,  844,  887,  966,  1074,  1141 

Openings  (Extensions,  etc.)  of  Streets  and  Alleys. — 

Central  avenue  widening,  from  St.  Mary  street  to  the  State  Ditch — 

That  he  had  filed,  with  County  Recorder,  a  certified  copy  of  assessment  of  benefits  and 
damages  in  this  case,  and  a  plat  of  the  proposed  widening 268,  313 

Ohio  street  extension,  from  Hanna  street  to  the  first  alley  west  thereof — 

That  he  had  filed,  with  City  Treasurer,  a  certified  copy  of  assessment  of  benefits  and 
damages  in  this  case ;  and  had  also  filed,  for  record,  with  County  Recorder,  a  like 
certified  copy  of  said  assessment  and  a  plat  of  the  proposed  extension .....»,..  269,  313 


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CITY   CLERK— CITY   COMMISSIONERS. 

Hanna  street  extension,  from  Washington  street  to  Ohio  street — 

That  he,  had  filed,  with  City  Treasurer  and  County  Recorder,  certified  copies  of  assess- 
ment of  benefits  and  damages  in  this  case 343 

Vacation  of  Alleys  and  Streets. — 

First  Alley  east  of  Mississippi  street,  from  Twelfth  street  to  first  alley  south  thereof — 
That  the  persons  benefited  by  the  above  vacation  had  paid  into  the  city  treasury  the  sum 
of  $63,  assessed  against  them  as  expenses  attending  said  vacation 269,  313 


CITY  COMMISSIONERS. 

Vacation  of  first  Alley  east  of  Mississippi  street,  from  Twelfth  street  to  first  alley  south 

thereof — 
Recommend  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted 182 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceeding*  had  in  above  case,  see  under  subject-heading  of  "Alleys,"  on 
page  15  of  this  Indexical  Digest. 

Vacation  of  first  Alley  north  of  Sixth  street,  from  Howard  street  to  the  C,  I.,  St.  L.  & 
C.  Railroad  tracks — 

State  that  a  remonstrance  against  proposed  vacation  had  been  filed  ;  that  objections  to 
further  proceedings  had  not  been  removed  nor  remonstrance  withdrawn;  and,  therefore, 
report  against  granting  prayer  of  petitioners.     [Concurred  in.] 185 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  in  above  case,  see  under  subject-heading  of  "Alleys,"  on  page 

15  of  this  Indexical  Digest. 

Vacation  of  first  Alley  north  of  Lincoln  avenue,  from  College  avenue  to  Ash  street- 
Recommend  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted 971 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  in  above  case,  see  under  subject-heading  of  "Alleys,"  on  page 

15  of  this  Indexical  Digest.  - 

Vacation  of  a  portion  of  Beacon  {alias  Walnut)  street,  west  of  White  River — 

Recommend  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted 1191 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  in  above  case,  see  u»der  subject-heading  of  "  Beacon  Street," 
on  page  22  of  this  Indexical  Digest. 

Widening  Central  avenue,  to  a  width  of  sixty- five  feet,  from  St.  Mary  street  to  Eighth 

street,  and  to  a  width  of  sixty  feet,  from  Eighth  street  to  the  State  Ditch — 
Recommend  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted 189 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  in  above  case,  see  under  subject-heading  of  "  Central  Avenue," 
on  page  46  of  this  Indexical  Digest. 

Extension  of  Greenwood  street,  from  Ninth  street  to  the  first  alley  south  thereof — 
Recommend  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted 974 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  in  above  case,  see  under  subject-heading  of  "  Greenwood 

Street,"  post. 

Extension  of  Hanna  street,  in  a  width  of  forty-seven  feet,  from  Washington  street  to 

Market  street,  and  in  a  width  of  fifty  feet  from  Market  street  to  Ohio  street — 
Recommend  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted 286 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  in  above  case,  see  under  subject-heading  of  "  Hanna  Street," 

post. 

Extension  of  E.  Ohio  street,  in  a  width  of  sixty  feet,  from  Hanna  street  to  the  first  alley 

west  thereof — 
Recommend  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted 184 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  in  above  case,  see  under  subject-heading  of  "  Ohio  Street," 

post. 


1 882-1 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  Cjfc.  69 


CITY  COURT. 

Amount  paid  into  city  treasury,  as  Fines  and  Fees,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May 

31st,  1882 , $  4,190.52  95 

Mayor  Grubbs  reports  the  amount  of  fines  by  him  collected  in  the  City  Court,  due  and 
paid  into  the  city  treasury,  as  follows : 

1882— May %  9.30  69 

June 22.44  *74 

July 1. 10  339 

August 13.85  489 

September 8  85  534 

October 1.75  685 

November 15.80  750 

December i°-55  842 

1883 — January 00.00  915 

February 00.00  1027 

March  and  April 9  00  1139 

Mayor  Grubbs  reports  the  amount  of  Mayor's  fees  collected  in  the  City  Court,  and  by 
him  paid  into  the  city  treasury,  as  follows  : 

1882— May %  75.45  69 

June I5450  174 

July ,. 103  40  339 

August 1 18.73  489 

September T. 102  15  534 

October 54-5°  685 

November 1 2 1.55  750 

December 48.30  842 

1883 — January 52.70  915 

February 2565  1027 

March  and  April 94-85  1 139 

Mayor  Grubbs  reports  the  amount  of  police  witness-fees  collected  by  him  in  the  City 
Court,  and  paid  into  the  city  treasury,  as  follows : 

1882 — May $  98.20  69 

June 173.25  174 

July 117-25  339 

August 13520  489 

September 96.00  534 

October 79.00  685 

November 120.42  750 

December 48.10  842 

1883 — January 69.30  915 

February 29.80  1027 

March  and  April . ..  35-45  ll39 


CITY  DISPENSARY. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  the  City  Dispensary,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with 

May  31st,  1882 $  3,000.00  62 

Amount  expended  during  said  fiscal  year , 3,155.84  62 

Amount  expended  in  excess  of  estimate $      155.84  62 

Estimated  expenditure  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883 $  4,500.00  743 

Marion  County  donates  to  City  Dispensary,  in  June,  1882 $      375.00  142 

Same,  in  December,  1882 750.00  843 


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CITY   DISPENSARY. 

Councilmen  Ward,  Cole,  and  Egger  continue  to  act  as  Dispensary  Board. 

Aldermen  Seibert,  Wood,  and  Mussmann  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee  on 
Dispensary  and  Hospital. 

John  J.  Garver,  M.  D.,  continues  to  act  as  Superintendent  of  Dispensary. 

Dispensary  Board  submits  the  annual  report  of  the  Superintendent  of  the  City  Dis- 
pensary ;  commends  the  management ;  states  that  the  County  Commissioners  make  an 
annual  contribution  toward  the  expenses  of  this  institution ;  and  furnishes  the  following 

statistics 815 

Year  ending  May  31st,  1880 — Patients  treated,  3,472;  expense $  2,278.03 

Year  ending  May  31st,  1881 — Patients  treated,  3,599;   expense 2,900.57 

Year  ending  May  31st,  1882 — Patients  treated,  7,554;  expense 3,231.16 

Foregoing  annual  report  is  ordered  to  be  printed  in  "compiled  book  of  annual  re- 


ports 


15 


Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  action  to  its  Committee  on  Printing 829 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  concurred  in 884 

James  M.  Tomlinson  offers  $1,700  for  17  feet  off  the  west  end  of  lot  known  as  the  City 

Dispensary  property 24 

Above  proposition  is  accepted  on  June  19th  and  July  10th,  1882 87,  157 

Resolution  is  offered,  declaring  that  42  feet  off  the  east  side  of  the  Tomlinson  Estate 
lot  in  square  36  be  held  by  the  city  for  the  uses  of  a  City  Dispensary,  and  that  the  ap- 
praised value  thereof  ($4,200)  be  placed  to  the  credit  of  the  City  Hall  Fund 24 

Foregoing  resolution  is  adopted  on  June  19th  and  July  10th,  1882 87,  157 

Statistical  Reports  from  Superintendent  of  City  Dispensary — 


Month. 


Patients 
Visited. 


Visits 
Made. 


Prescrip- 
tions 
Filled. 


Expendi- 
tures for 
Month. 


Page. 


1882— May 

June , 

July 

August 

September. 
October ... . 
November . 
December , 
1883 — January.... 
February... 

March 

April 


761 
608 
690 
643 
531 
528 

513 
545 
59o 
612 
582 
597 


i55 
166 

348 
321 

3" 
290 

329 

367 
318 
334 
297 

255 


885 
770 
801 
958 
873 
820 
721 
941 
890 
1,040 
1,006 
513 


5272.54 
248.43 
254-13 
324.94 
25376 
282.55 
273.96 
270.77 
27362 
276.85 
265.66 
270.84 


9 
148 
270 

39i 
496 

587 
693 
788 
848 
920 
1032 
1 144 


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CITY   DISPENSARY — CITY    HALL — CITY    HOSPITAL   AND    BRANCH. 

General  Ordinance  relative  to  this  Department ;  Proceedings  had  thereon — 

G.  O.  26,  1883 — An  Ordinance  supplemental  to  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An  Ordinance 
providing  that  the  Fire  Board,  Hospital  Board,  Police  Board,  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements, and  Dispensary  Board,  shall  consist  of  three  members  each,  who  shall 
be  Members  of  the  Common  Council;  defining  their  Term  of  Office;  and  repeal- 
ing all  Laws  in  conflict  therewith,"  ordained  June  1,  188 1  — 

For  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under  subject  heading  of 
"  Official  Boards,"  post;  also,  Journal  pages  563,  583,  664,  764. 


CITY  HALL. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  this  account,  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882 

#2,500.00         62 

Actual  expenditure 3>°53'10         62 

Excess  of  expenditure  over  estimate $    553  IO         62 

Estimated  expenditure  during  fiscal  year  ending  May  31st,  1883 $2,500.00       743 

Joseph  Raible  continues  to  hold  the  office  of  City  Janitor  during  year  1882-1883. 


CITY  ^HOSPITAL  AND  BRANCH. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  City  Hospital  and  Branch,  during  fiscal  year 

ending  with  May  31st,  1882 , $10,500.00         62 

Actual  expenditure 12.490.15         62 

Excess  of  expenditure  over  estimate $  1,990.15         62 

Amounts  paid  into  city  treasury  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882,  for 

tickets  to  hospital  clinics $375-oo         95 

Same,  on  November  13th,  1882 225.00       586 

Estimate  of  expenditures  on   account  of  City   Hospital  and  Branch  (for  operating 

expenses),  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883 $11,500.00       743 

For  Hospital  addition  (East  wing) 6,000.00       743 

Appraisers  of  City  Property  [see  appointment  on  Journal  pages  436  and  472]  value 

this  institution,  in  its  present  condition,  at $10,000.00       535 

Pay  patients — amount  paid  by $37.40       582 

Same 40.00       690 

Same 25.00       843 

Councilmen  Bryce,  Mauer,  and  Bedford  continue  to  act  as  Hospital  Board. 
Aldermen  Seibert,  Wood,  and  Mussmann  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee 

on  Hospital  and  Dispensary. 
William  N.  Wishard,  M,  D.,  continues  to  hold  the  office  of  Superintendent  of  City 

Hospital  and  Branch. 

General  Ordinances  relative  to  this  Department ;  Proceedings  had  thereon — 

G.  O.  76,  1882 — An  Ordinance  repealing  all  Ordinances  authorizing  and  creating  the 
Fire  Board,  the  Police  Board,  the  Hospital  Board,  and  the  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements, and  transferring  the  Duties  of  said  Boards,  as  now  constituted,  to  the 
Chief  Fire  Engineer,  Chief  of  Police,  Superintendent  of  the  City  Hospital,  and 
Street  Commissioner,  respectively,  and  making  proper  Provisions  as  to  the  Responsi- 
bility and  Qualifications  of  said  Officers — 


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CITY   HOSPITAL   AND    BRANCH. 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under 
subject  heading-heading  of  "  Offical  Boards,"  on  page  —  of  this  Indexical 
Digest;  also,  Journal  pages 563.  583,  664,  764 

G.  O.  3,  1883 — An  Ordinance  providing  means  for  the  erection  of  an  Addition  to  the 

City  Hospital — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  February 

5th,  1883,  and  is  then  referrred  to  Council  Committee  on  Finance 848 

G.  O.  26,  1883 — An  Ordinance  supplemental  to  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An  Ordi- 
nance providing  that  the  Fire  Board,  Hospital  Board,  Police  Board,  Board  of 
Public  Improvements,  and  Dispensary  Board,  shall  consist  of  three  Members 
each,  who  shall  be  Members  of  the  Common  Council;  defining  their  Terms  of 
Office  ;  and  repealing  all  Laws  in  conflict  therewith,"  ordained  June  I,  1881 — 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under 
subject-heading  of  "Official  Boards";  also,  Journal  page * 1097 

Appropriation  Ordinances  introduced  by  Hospital  Board  ;    Proceedings  had  thereon — 

Ap.  O.  ^  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  City  Hospital  and 
Branch.     [Amount  appropriated,  $999.57.] — 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  [amount  appropriated  $1,018.47]  on  June 
5th,  1882 20 

Board  of  Aldermen  strikes  out  one  claim,  amounting  to  $18.90,  and  then  passes  ordi- 
nance, as  amended,  on  June  12th,  1882 50 

Ap.  O.  39,  1882— An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  City  Hospital  and 
Branch.     [Amount  appropriated,  $1,249.43.] — 

Passed  on  July  3d  and  10th,  1882 *..... 153,  164 

Ap.  O.  45,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  City  Hospital  and 
Branch.     [Amount  appropriated,  $1,000.46.] — 

Passed  on  August  7th  and  14th,  1882 290,  321 

Ap.  O.  53,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  City  Hospital  and 
Branch.     [Amount  appropriated,  $990.13.] — 

Passed  on  September  4th  and  13th,  1882 399,  423 

Ap.  O.  61,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  City  Hospital  and 
Branch.     [Amount  appropriated,  $1,206.23.] — 

Passed  on  October  2d  and  9th,  1882 ....503,  524 

Ap.  O.  67,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  City  Hospital  and 
Branch.     [Amount  appropriated,  $1,318.40.] — 

Passed  on  November  13th,  1882 593,  631 

Ap.  O.  72,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  City  Hospital  and 
Branch.     [Amount  appropriated,  $1,094.10.] — 

Passed  on  December  4th  and  nth,  1882 715,  739 


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CITY   HOSPITAL  AND    BRANCH. 

Ap.  O.  2,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  City  Hospital  and 
Branch.     [Amount  appropriated,  $1,371.54.] — 

Passed  on  January  5th  and  8th,  1883 793,  806 

Ap.  O.  9,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  City  Hospital  and 
Branch.     [Amount  appropriated,  $1,195.98.] — 

Passed  on  February  5th  and  12th,  1883 861,  880 

Ap.  O.  16,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  City  Hospital  and 
Branch.     [Amount  appropriated,  $1,143.64.] — 

Passed  on  March  5th  and  12th,  1883 929,  953 

Ap.  O.  25,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  City  Hospital  and 
Branch.     [Amount  appropriated,  $1,324.71.] — 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  [amount  appropriated,  $1,344.49]  on  April 
2d,   1883 1044 

Board  of  Aldermen  strikes  out  one  claim,  amounting  to  $19.78,  and  then  passes  ordi- 
nance, as  amended,  on  April  9th,  1883 ..1064 

Ap.  O.  36,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  City  Hospital  and 
Branch.     [Amount  appropriated,  $1,318.12.] — 

Passed  on  May  7th  and  14th,  1883 1155,  1213 

Pest  House  [  "  Branch  "  ]  ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Board  of  Health  is  ordered  to  take  all  necessary  precautions  against  the  introduction 
of  small-pox  into  the  city ;  also,  in  case  of  necessity,  to  place  the  Pest-House  in 
the  best  possible  condition,  and  to  provide  for  the  employment  of  competent  and 
sufficient  nurses  to  properly  care  for  all  who  may  be  sent  there 618,  659 

Hospital  Board  and  City  Dispensary  Board  call  the  attention  of  the  Common  Coun- 
cil and  Board  of  Aldermen  to  the  prevalence  of  small-pox  in  the  city,  and  submit 
a  motion  to  place  Dr.  L.  S.  Henthorne,  in  charge  of  the  Pest-House  and  for  out- 
side services  with  small-pox  patients,  under  a  contract  for  one  year,  at  an  annual 
salary  of  $500.     [Common  Council  concurs.] 1100,  1101 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Hospital  and  Dispen- 
sary and  on  Finance 1135 

Committee  on  Hospital  and  Dispensary  (one  member)  and  two  members  of  Com- 
mittee on  Finance  recommend  that  Council  action  be  not  concurred  in,  but  that 
the  Superintendent  of  the  City  Hospital  and  Branch  be  authorized  to  "employ  a 
suitable  and  competent  physician  to  attend  upon  small-pox  cases,  at  the  said  Pest- 
House,  when  such  disease  prevails  to  any  considerable  extent — such  employment 
to  continue  only  while  such  disease  prevails,  and  at  reasonable  prices  "  [Laid  on 
table.] 1 179 

On  motion,  Council  action  is  amended,  so  as  to  employ  physician  for  only  three 
months  from  April  17th,  at  rate  of  $500  a  year 1179 

Common  Council  adheres  to  its  former  action 1200 

Board  of  Aldermen  insists  on  its  action , 1250 

IO 


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CITY    HOSPITAL   AND    BRANCH. 

Aforesaid  body  recedes  from  its  action  of  May  21st,  1883  [Journal  page  1250]; 
amends  its  committee  report,  as  printed  on  Journal  page  1179,  by  omitting,  after 
the  words  "Pest-House,"  the  phrase  " or  other  places  in  the  city,"  and  adding, 
after  the  words  "reasonable  price,"  at  end  of  report,  "  not  to  exceed  the  sum  of 
$500  for  one  year";  and  then  concurs  in  report  as  amended..... 1288 

Common  Council  concurs  in  Aldermanic  report,  as  amended 1275 

Erection  of  East  Wing  to  City  Hospital — 

Hospital  Board  is  authorized,  by  resolution,  to  have  plans  prepared  for  a  $6,000  addi- 
tion, and  then  to  advertise  for  proposals  for  the  erection  thereof. 446,  474 

Aforesaid  official  board  reports  that  they  had  determined  to  erect  a  brick  building 
instead  of  the  frame  addition  (estimated  to  cost  $6,000) ;  that  advertisement  had 
been  made  for  plans  and  specifications  for  the  brick  building  determined  on,  offer- 
ing $100  as  a  first  premium,  and  $50  as  a  second  premium  ;  that  Huebner  & 
Mueller  had  been  awarded  the  first  premium,  and  J.  H.  &  A.  H.  Stem  the  second 
premium ;  that  advertisement  had  been  made  for  proposals  to  erect  said  brick 
addition,  and  twelve  bids  had  been  filed  and  duly  considered  ;  that  Peter  Routier 
had  made  the  lowest  and  best  bid  ($12,000);  that  the  proposition  of  Huebner  & 
Mueller,  to  superintend  the  construction  of  said  "east  wing"  for  2^  per  cent,  on 
$12,000  had  been  accepted ;. and  submits  plans,  specifications,  proposals,  contrac- 
tor's bond,  and  foregoing  statement  for  approval.  [Whole  matter  is  referred  to 
Councilmen  Thalman,  Morrison,  and  Dowling,  as  a  select  committee.] 590,  591 

Majority  of  aforesaid  committee  reports  that  J.  G.  Hoereth  was  the  lowest  bidder, 
and  recommends  that  contract  be  awarded  him,  provided  he  files  an  acceptable 
bond  on  or  before  November  27th,  1882;  otherwise,  that  contract  and  bond  of 
Peter  Routier  be  approved 659 

Minority  of  committee  opposes  the  whole  scheme,  stating  that,  in  his  opinion,  "  it 
is  unwise  to  expend  any  money  that  can  be  avoided,  in  the  present  location  of  the 
City  Hospital" , 659 

Amended  bid  of  J.  Geo.  Hoereth— changing  figures  from  $11,164  to  $11,821 — is 
presented 660 

Advertisement  for  plans  and  specifications  (included  in  Ap.  O.  72,  1882)  is  ordered 
to  be  charged  to  account  of  City  Hospital  and  Branch 749 

Hospital  Board,  in  a  lengthy  communication,  argues  the  case  in  favor  of  present  loca- 
tion, the  impossibility  for  the  city  to  better  herself,  favors  a  "receiving  hospital" 
in  connection  with  the  City  Dispensary,  and  concludes  that  "the  only  thing  prac- 
ticable, is  to  proceed  with  the  improvements  we  have  heretofore  recommended." 
[Received] 813,  814 

Aforesaid  official  board  presents  a  memorial,  signed  by  several  of  the  leading  physi- 
cians of  the  city,  all  of  whom  have  had  local  hospital  experience,  recommenda- 
tory of  present  site,  especially  in  the  light  of  prospective  improvements,  and 
expressing  the  hope  "that  the  contract  for  the  erection  of  the  new  building,  now 
pending  before  your  honorable  body,  will  receive  immediate  favorable  action." 
[Received.] ...814,  815 

Minority  of  select  committee  is  permitted  to  withdraw  his  report,  as  printed  on 
Journal  page  659 815 

Common  Council  awards  the  contract  for  the  "  East  Wing  "  to  Peter  Routier,  by  a 
vote  of  16  to  6 8r5 

Board  of  Aldermen,  after  adopting  this  amendment — "That  the  Hospital  Com- 
mittee from  this  Board  be  a  part  of  the  Committee  on  Hospital  Building:  and 
that  no  action  of  theirs  be  binding  on  the  city,  unless  approved  by  two  members 
of  the  Hospital  Committee  from  this  Board  " — concurs  in  Council  award 829 


1 882- 1 883]        Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  75 


CITY    HOSPITAL    AND    BRANCH. 

Common  Council,  after  adopting  the  following  amendment — u  Unless  the  Hospital 
Committee  of  said  Board  shall  attend  the  meetings  called  by  the  President  of  the 
Hospital  Board  in  regard  to  the  construction  of  said  building,  the  action  of  said 
Hospital  Board  shall  be  valid  without  the  concurrence  of  the  Hospital  Committee 
of  said  Board" — concurs  in  foregoing  Aldermanic  action 857,  858 

Board  of  Aldermen  still  further  amends  preceding  amendment  by  adding — ''That 
all  notices  for  all  meetings  and  business  connected  with  building  of  Hospital  be 
given  by  the  chairman  of  Committee  on  Hospital  from  this  Board  and  the  chair- 
man of  the  Hospital  Board  from  the  Council" — and  then  concurs  in  the  Council 
amendment 873 

Common  Council  concurs  in  Aldermanic  amendment  last  above 896 

Contract  and  bond  of  Peter  Routier  and  agreement  of  Huebner  &  Mueller  are  pre- 
sented, concurred  in,  and  approved  859,  860,878 

First  estimate  ($  1,020.00)  in  favor  of  Peter  Routier  is  presented,  and  is  allowed,  on 
March  19th  1883 909,97° 

Ap.  O.  23,  1883,  is  introduced,  and  is  concurrently  passed,  on  March  19th  and  26th, 
1883 975,  977;    1015,  1019 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  motion  by  a  vote  of  5  to  3  :  "  That  the 
City  Attorney  prepare,  and  present  to  Council,  an  ordinance  providing  for  the 
transfer  of  $12,000  from  the  receipts  for  liquor  licences,  to  the  General  Fund, 
for  the  purpose  of  paying  for  an  addition  to  the  City  Hospital  Building  " 837 

G.  O.  3,  1883,  is  introduced  in  Common  Council  on  February  5th,  1883;  is  read  for 

the  first  time  ;  and  is  then  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Finance 848 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  did  not  report  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Ap.  O.  23,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  $1,020.00  to  Peter  Routier,  on  account 
of  work  done  by  him  as  contractor  for  the  erection  of  the  East  Wing  of  the 
City  Hospital  Building — 

Passed  on  March  19th  and  26th,  1883,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules. ..975,  977; 

1015,  1019 

Ap.  O.  32,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,615.00  to  Peter  Routier, 

in  part  payment  for  the  erection  of  the  East  Wing  of  the  City  Hospital — 
Passed  on  April  16th  and  23d,  1883,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules...  1084,  1085; 

1126,  1129 

Hospital  Board  submits  "  Estimate  No.  3,"  in  favor  of  contractor  Routier  [net  amount 
$3,060.00]  ;  which  is  allowed,  and  is  ordered  to  be  inserted  in  Ap.  O.  35,  1883..1152 

Same  official  board  submits  an  estimate  in  favor  of  Hubner  &  Mueller,  supervising 
architects  [based  on  aggregate  net  estimates  in  favor  of  Peter  Routier,  $5,695.00], 
at  2)^  per  cent.,  amounting  to  $142.37;  which  is  allowed,  and  is  ordered  to  be 
inserted  in  Ap.  O.  35,  1883 1153 

Hospital  Board  submits  "  Estimate  No.  4,"  in  favor  of  contractor  Routier  [net 
amount,  $1,742.50],  which  is  allowed  by  Common  Council.... 1237 

Ap.  O.  39,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,742.00  in  favor  of  Peter 
Routier,  on  account  of  work  done  by  him  on  the  East  Wing  of  the  City  Hospital — 

Common  Council  passes  above  entitled  ordinance,  under  suspension  of  the  rules,  on 
May  21st,  1883 1237,  1238 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  May  28th,  1883 1287 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 


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[1882-1883 


CITY   HOSPITAL   AND   BRANCH — CITY  MARSHAL — CITY   OFFICERS. 
Statistical  Rep07'ts  from  Superintendent  of  City  Hospital  and  Branch — 


Month. 


Av.  N- 

P  ATI  EN 


Officers  & 
Employes. 


Av.  Cost 
per   Diem 


Expendi- 
tures for 
Month. 


Page. 


1882— May 

June 

July 

August.... 
September 
October ... 
November 
December 
1883 — January  ... 
February.. 

March 

April 


65 
56 

59 
66 
68 

67 
70 

73 
75 
74 
66 

64 


13 
14 
13 
13 
15 
IS 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
18 


0.44 

•53 

46 
40 
49 
53 
39 
46 

39 
43 
5' 
5i 


$1,018.37 

1,249  43 
98346 
992.13 

1 ,206  23 

1,318.40 
1,094.10 

1,371.54 
1,196.97 
1,144.64 
1,334-28 
1,287.07 


147 
271 

391 

497 
586 

694 
789 
849 
968 

1033 
1 145 


CITY  MARSHAL. 

Richard  S.  Coulter,  "  the  last,  if  not  the  best,  the  city  ever  had,"  continues  to  hold 
this  office,  until  legislated  out  by  section  8  of  the  "  Metropolitan  Police  Act " 
of  1883. 

Reports  that  the  contractor  for  the  improvement  of  S.  Illinois  street  is  indisposed  to 
fill  the  chuck-holes  that  now  exist,  but  that  he  (the  contractor)  will  do  the  work 
he  is  bounden  to  do  before  his  contract-time  expires — May  1st,  1883 753 

Common  Council  unanimously  adopts  the  following  motion  on  April  16th,  1883  : 
"  That  this  Council  extend  a  vote  of  thanks  to  our  retiring  City  Marshal,  R.  S. 
Coulter,  for  the  kind,  generous,  courteous,  and  obliging  manner  in  which  he  has 
served  us  as  Sergeant-at-Arms,  and  we  regret  the  loss  of  so  good  an  officer,  so 
faithful  a  servant,  and  so  honorable  a  gentleman" 1085 

CITY  OFFICERS— GENERAL. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Salaries  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st, 

1882 121,805.00         62 

Actual  expenditure , 18,659.25         62 

Amount  paid  out  less  than  estimate $  3,145.75 

Estimated  expenditure  during  fiscal  year  ending  May  31st,  1883 $23,722.00       743 


1 882-1 883]        Common   Council,  fioard  a/  Alderi.iv.i,  &l.  77 

*_  '' '     L_i  1  _^J  _-  "—1  -  - '. LJ . 

-  -1  -  -  j  . 

city,,  offices — crr\  ARdjjrs, 
Ordinances  to  pay  Salaries  and\  Compensations  of  City  Officers — 

Ap.  O.  37,  1882 — An  Ordinance  yppropriati-n^vmoney  foithe  pymenj.  6f  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Member's  of  t?ic ''Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  June  19th  and  26th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules...., 81,  127 

Ap.  O.  58,  *i882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Membeis  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  September  18th  and  25th,  [882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 443,  478 

Ap.  O.  77,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  December  18th  and  27th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 757,  770 

Ap.  O.  22,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men and  of  the  City  Officers  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  March  19th  and  26th,  1883,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 975,  1019 

G.  O,  33,  1883— An  Ordinance   providing   for  the   Compensation  of  the  Officers  of 

the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  the  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  Department 

of  said  City,  from  June  1st  to  December  31st,  1883 — 
Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance,  under  suspension  of  the  rules,  on  May  21st, 

1883 1236,  1237,  1238 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  21st,  1883. ..1266 
Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  28th,  1883 1281 


CITY  ORDERS. 

C.  O.  Britton,  policeman,  represents  that  he  lost  his  pay-order  for  last  half  of  Octo- 
ber, 1882;  that  he  put  it  in  his  pocket,  ''the  Treasurer's  office  not  being  open  at 
the  time;  that,  as  it  was  raining  very  hard  at  the  time,  I  presume  it  has  been 
destroyed  by  becoming  wet  and  tramped  upon";  and  asks  that  a  duplicate  order 
be  issued  to  him.     [Referred  to  City  Attorney  and  Committee  on  Finance.  J. . ..61 1 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  duplicate  order  be  issued,  provided  Britton 
execute  a  bond  of  indemnity,  to  be  numbered  to  agree  with  the  lost  order,  and 
filed  by  City  Treasurer  as  the  representation  of  the  alleged  lost  warrant.  [Con- 
curred in."l , 662,  681 

Pliny  W.  Bartholomew  makes  affidavit  that  he  has  lost  or  mislaid  City  Order 
No.  4420,  issued  June  8th,  1881 — value  $3.50;  and  asks  for  "such  relief  as  may 
seem  equitable  in  the  premises."    [Referred  to  Council  Judiciary  Committee.]. ..869 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  the  issuance  of  a  duplicate  order.  [Concurred 
in  by  Common  Council.] 894 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  matter,  with  four  other  items  in  same  report  of  Council 

Judiciary  Committee,  to  its  Committee  on  Finance 907,  908 

Aforesaid  Aldcrmanic  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


78  ['{    1     Ak\IndeMca' l  JJigeiiic "Journals  of  [1882-1883 


;,,,,,,,  CITY   PROPERTY.' 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that,  at  the,  'requesj:  o0f \vaiious  Councilmen  and  Alder- 
men, he  petitioned  the  Circuit  Court  to  appoint  three  appraisers  to  value  certain 
real  property  belonging  to  the  city,  that  same  might  be  sold,  if  desired,  in  the  near 

future 435 

Hon.  Joshua  G.  Adams,  Judge  of  the  Circuit  Court,  appoints  John  S.  Spann,  Lorenz 
Schmidt,  and  Elisha  B.  Martindale  as  such  appraisers,  to  value  the  unsol&Tomlinson 
Estate  property,  the  "Sellers  Farm,"  the  City  Hospital  property,  and   Garfield 

,     Park — appointments  made  under  R.  S.  1881,  §3113 436,437 

Appointments  are  confirmed 436,  472 

Aforesaid  appraisers  return  the  aggregate  valuation  of  the  four  parcels  of  property 
named  above  at  $r 10,000.  [Common  Council  refers  report  to  its  Committee  on 
Finance  and  the  City  Attorney.] 534,  535 

See  subject-headings  of  "City  Hospital,"  "Public  Parks,"  "Sellers'  Farm,"  and  "Tomlinson 
Estate,"  for  continuation  of  foregoing  matter. 

City  Attorney  submits  a  tax-deed  (executed  by  the  County  Auditor  to  the  City  of 
Indianapolis)  of  lots  I,  2,  3,  4,  and  5,  in  Braden's  Riverside  Addition.  [Ordered 
to  be  recorded.]..., 435,  472 

City  Marshal  is  ordered  to  cause  the  street-sprinkler  hydrant,  bill-boards,  and  tele- 
graph post  to  be  removed  from  the  city's  ground,  near  the  corner  of  Alabama  and 
St.  Clair  streets 112,  159 


CITY  SEXTON. 

Zack  Meadors  makes  serious  charges  against  City  Sexton  Houston,  which  are  re- 
ferred to  Councilmen  Pritchard,  Egger,  and  Harrold,  to  investigate 1162 

City  Sexton  Houston  resigns  his  office,  to  take  effect  on  June  14th,  1883.  [Ac- 
cepted.]  ....1 193,  1 194;   1255 

Robert  Turner  is  elected  to  fill  above  vacancy,  by  Fourth  Joint  Convention  of  Com- 
mon Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  held  on  May  21st,  1883 1248 


CITY  STREET  COMMISSIONER. 
Leander  A.  Fulmer  continues  to  hold  the  office  of  City  Street  Commissioner. 

Charges  preferred  on  behalf  of  John  Kolb — Select  committee  submits  a  lengthy  re- 
port, giving  results  of  investigation  made,  and  finds  "  that  the  charge  made  is  abso- 
lutely false."     [Approved.] 16  to  18 

Common  Council  concurs  in  above  finding  by  a  vote  of  16  to  5 18 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  motion  on  March  12th,  1883:  "That  the 
City  Attorney  be,  and  is  hereby,  requested  to  report  to  this  Board,  at  our  next  regular 
meeting,  if  the  powers  granted  by  ordinance  to  the  Board  of  Public  Improvements 
do  not  exceed  the  rights  granted  by  the  Charter;  and  if  the  duties  being  performed 
by  said  Board  are  not  solely  the  duties  of  the  Street  Commissioner.      Further,  To 

■  report  if  the  hiring  of  all  teams  and  men,  and  the  purchasing  of  all  supplies  of 
every  kind  for  the  Street  and  Sewer  Departments  are  not  the  duties  of  the  Street 
Commissioner;  and  can  such  duties  be  taken  from  him  while  he  remains  in  office. 
Also,  to  report  the  legal  duty  of  the  Board  of  Public  Improvements" 949 

Foregoing  motion  is  then  referred  to  a  conference  committee,  and  Aldermen  Seibert, 
DeRuiter,  and  Drew  are  appointed  as  Aldermanic  members  thereof 949 


1 882-1 883]        Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  79 


CITY    STREET    COMMISSIONER. 

Councilmen  Thalman,  Cole,  and  Fultz  are  appointed  as  Council  members  of  a  con- 
ference committee  on  this  and  on  a  collateral  subject 192 

Aforesaid  conference  committee  submits  to  the  Common  Council  the  following  opinion 
of  the  City  Attorney;  which  is  concurred  in  :  "The  duties  and  right  of  the  Street 
Commissioner  are  defined  in  the  28th  section  of  the  Charter.  He  is  to  '  superintend 
the  streets  and  alleys,  the  construction,  repairing,  and  cleaning  of  the  same,  the 
building  of  sewers  and  drains,  the  purchase  of  the  necessary  implements  of  labor, 
and  the  employment  of  laborers.'  He  is  to  do  these  things  '  under  the  direction 
of  the  Common  Council,'  however;  and  he  can  not  'contract  any  debt  or  liability 
against  the  city  unless  specially  authorized  to  do  so  by  the  Council.'  When  an 
improvement  has  been  ordered  by  the  Council  in  the  Street  Commissioner's  Depart- 
ment, and  the  money  appropriated  to  pay  for  it,  he  has  the  exclusive  right  to  pur- 
chase the  supplies,  hire  the  laborers,  and  direct  the  work.  These  rights  can  not 
legally  be  delegated  or  given  to  another.     See  Mitchell  et  al.  vs.   Wiles,  59  Ind. 

364.]" 985,  986 

See  continuance  of  this  opinion  under  subject-heading  of  "  Board  of  Public  Improvements,"  ante . 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  motion,  on  March  26th,  1883:  "That  the 
Street  Commissioner  be,  and  is  hereby,  directed  to  assume  all  the  duties  of  his 
office,  as  provided  for  by  the  City  Charter,  and  that  all  appropriation  ordinances 
for  the  Street  and  Sewer  Departments,  and  Bridges,  be  made  subject  to  the  direc- 
tion of  the  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen" 1012 

Common  Council  refers  foregoing  Aldermanic  motion  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and 
the  City  Attorney r. ...1042,  1043 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Reports  from  City  Street  Commissoner — 

That  sundry  bridges  over  Pogue's  Run  and  the  State  Ditch  were  damaged  by  the 
recent  high  water...... 73 

Ordered  to  forthwith  repair  all  bridges  mentioned  in  his  report,  and  also  certain 
bridges  over  Pleasant  Run  (also  injured  by  same  flood) 73,  122 

That  sundry  bridges  over  Pleasant  Run  and  Pogue's  Run  are  in  bad  condition. ..889 

That,  in  compliance  to  orders  given,  he  had  served  notices  on  railroad  companies 
and  certain  individuals,  now  maintaining  obstructions  in  Pogue's  Run,  to  remove 
the  same 1030,  1058 

That  owners  of  lots  2,  3,  and  4,  in  Allen,  Johnson  &  Wilson's  Subdivison  of  out-lot 
76,  had  failed  to  drain  the  pond  of  standing  water  thereon  ;  that  the  order  given 
him  on  July  17th  and  24th,  1882,  to  fill  said  pond,  if  owners  of  lots  did  not  do  so 
within  five  days  after  service  of  notice  by  City  Marshal,  was  not  sufficient  to  create 
a  lien  on  said  property ;  and  offers  the  formal  draining  resolution,  to  legalize  the 
order  and  create  the  lien.     [Approved.] 388,  389 

That  all  but  two  of  the  public  wells  are  in  apparent  good  order 1219 

Made  in  connection  with  Board  of  Public  Improvements 178,  273,  274,  392, 

497,  594,  595)  64i,  695,  703,  790,  850,  920,  1050,  1146,  12 19,  1226,  1230 
Made  in  connection  with  City  Civil  Engineer 266,  274  to  281,  1074 

Made  in  connection  with  Board  of  Public  Improvements,  City  Civil  Engineer,  and  a 
select  committee 439 


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CITY  TREASURER. 

Isaac  N.  Pattison  continues  to  hold  the  office  of  City  Treasurer. 

Estimated  percentage  (to  be  drawn  through  city  orders)  during  fiscal  year  ending  with 

May  31st,  1882 .' $5,000.00         62 

Actual  amount  so  drawn 5,12928         62 

Estimated  percentage  (to  be  drawn  as  above)  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May 
3ist,  1883 #5,000.00       743 

Receipts  and  Disbursemeitts — 

Receipts  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882...  , #1,069,827.33         96 

Disbursements  during  same  period 781,112.47         96 

Balance  in  treasury  on  May  31st,  1882 $    288,714.86         96 

Monthly  statements  of 3,  142,  267,  384,  494,  581,  690,  785,  843,  917,  1029,  1 142 

City  Treasurer  Pattison  offers  to  discover  and  to  collect  "omitted  taxes"  at  15  per 
cent.,  payable  when  such  taxes  are  actually  paid  into  city  treasury.  [Proposition 
is  accepted.] , 937,  955 


CLEVELAND,  COLUMBUS,  CINCINNATI   &  INDIANAPOLIS    RAILWAY. 
Vide  Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks,  post. 

CLIFFORD  AVENUE. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue  during  August,  1882 „ 642 

COBURN  STREET. 

Charles  Kruger  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk  in  front  of  his  property,  on  the 
corner  of  this  and  High  streets 1048,  1063 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 275 

Same,  during  August,  1882.... 642 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1220 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1227 

COLLEGE  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  12,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
.   west  sidewalk  of  College  avenue,  from  Twelfth  street  to  Clyde  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  79. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  September  4th,  1882 398 

S.  O.  97,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters  (where  not  already  curbed)  of  College  avenue,  from  Christian  avenue  to 
Seventh  street — 


1 882- 1 883]      Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen ,  &v.  8r 


COLLEGE   AVENUE — COLUMBIA   AVENUE. 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  19th, 

1882 ...83 

Remonstrance  against  passage  of  ordinance  is  presented  on  July  17th,  1882,  and, 

with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 197 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 198 

Ordinance  is  again  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  Councilman 

Stout  [Weaver] ; 198 

Majority  of  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 288 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883  1112 

Board  of  Aldermen  read#this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys "75.  1 178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  laid  over 1216 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  133,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

west  sidewalk  of  College  avenue,  from  Twelfth  street  to  Clyde  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August 

7th,  1882 • 295 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  2 1st,  1882 347 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance   for   the    second    and    third    times;    and    passes   it,   on    x\ugust    28th, 

1882 .... 309,378 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 430 

Henry  Clay  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 461,  482 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved,.., ....538,  552 

Estimate  {#224.28)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 750,  766 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered   to  designate    the  proper   street-numbers   for   this 
thoroughfare 300,  319 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  August,  1882 642 

Same,  during  September,  1882 696 


COLUMBIA  AVENUE. 

Extension  of  Columbia  avenue  from  Pendleton  Road  to  Brookside  avenue — 
Petition  in  foregoing  case  is  presented  to  Common  Council  on  April  2d,  1883,  and 

is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1038 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted,  and  offers  the 

formal  resolution  to  refer  this  case  to  Ihe  City  Commissioners 1038 

Resolution  of  reference  is  duly  adopted  on  April  2d  and  9th,  1883 1038,  1060 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  178,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  roadway  of 

Columbia  avenue,  from  Malott  avenue  to  the  C,  C,  C.  &  I.  Railway — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  December 

4th,  1882 718 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 1  "6 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1176,  1178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1216 

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COLUMBIA   AVENUE — COLUMBIA    STREET— COMMON   COUNCIL. 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

May  21st,  1883 , , , ..,1262 

No  further  action  -was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  June,  1882 275 

Same,  during  July,  1882 596 

Same,  during  August,  1882 ; 642 

Same,  during  September,  1882 696 


COLUMBIA  STREET.        * 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  October,  1882 1220 

See  subject-heading  of  "Rules,"  post. 


COMMON  COUNCIL. 

Committee  on  Rules,  Judiciary  Committee,  and  the  City  Attorney  are  ordered  to 
revise  the  rules  and  regulations  governing  this  body,  and  to  have  two  hundred 
copies  thereof  printed 21 

Councilman  Cowie  is  granted  three  months'  leave  of  absence,  to  visit  Scotland... 750 
Appropriation   Ordinances  to  pay  Salaries  of  Members  of- — 

Ap.  O.  37,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  June  19th  and  26th,  "1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 81,  127 

Ap.  O.  58,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Membeis  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  September  18th  and  25th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 443,  478 

Ap.  O.  77,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  December  18th  and  27th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 757,  770 

Ap.  O.  22,  1883— An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men and  of  the  City  Officers  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  March  19th  and  26th,  1883,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 975,  1019 

City  Attorney  Denny  replies  to  an  alleged  "public  press"  charge — "That  the  present 
membership  of  the  Common  Council  is  such,  that  that  body  has  not  the  right  to 
make  or  ratify  levies " — as  follows :  •'  In  answer,  I  have  to  say,  that  I  am  not 
aware  of  any  law,  statutory  or  otherwise,  requiring  members  of  the  Common 
Council  to  be  freeholders  as  a  condition  prerequisite  to  their  making  or  ratifying 
levies.  I  have  heard  no  reason  stated  that  renders  any  member  of  the  Council, 
now  serving,  ineligible" 324 


1 882-1 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  83 

CONCORDIA    STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882. 696 

CONTRACTS  AND  CONTRACTORS. 

Councilmen  Thalman,  Dean,  and   Koller  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on 

Contracts. 
Aldermen  Wood,  Rorison,  and  Newman  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee 

on  Contracts. 

City  Attorney  is  concurrently  ordered  to  bring  suit  against  the  bondsmen  of  John 
Stumph  &  Son,  for  failure  to  complete  the  fire-cistern  on  corner  of  Eddy  and  Mer- 
rill streets 39 

Above  order  originated  with  the  Common  Council,  at  its  last  meeting  of  last  preceding  Council  year. 
See  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1574. 

G.  O.  66,  1882 — An  Ordinance  directing  the  City  Civil  Engineer  to  cancel  Contracts 
in  certain  cases — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time  ;  rules  are  sus- 
pended; ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  is  passed,  on 
August  7th,  1882 293 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  August  14th,  1882. ..323 

Aforesaid  body  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  time  on  August  28th,  1882,,  and  then 
refers  same  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney 375 

Aforesaid  committee  offers  amendments  to  first  section  of  ordinance;  which  are  con- 
curred in 425 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883, 

Reports  from   Council  Committee  on   Contracts — 

Giving  abstracts  of  proposals  received  and  recommending  the  awarding  of  contracts 
for  doing  public  work  (for  which  see  Journal  pages  given  in  below  list),  as  follows  : 

Alabama  street 302 

Alleys 302,  335,  336,  336,  336,  336,  337,  337,  337,  338,  457,  45^,  459,  461,  587, 

637,  637,  842,  1090,  1090,  1090 

Animals — Removal  of  Dead 1 185 

Arch  street 337 

Blake  street.. 636 

Broadway  street 458,  637,  638 

Central  avenue 588,  588 

Cherry  street... 590 

College  avenue 461 

Cruse  street 461,  461 

Delaware  street 460,  637 

Deloss  street 460 

Dillon  street 460 

Elm  street 589 

English  avenue 1091 

Fire-Cisterns 458 

Georgia  street 459 

Hill  avenue 337 

Hosbrook  street 589 

Huron  street 589 

Illinois  street 459,  460 

Indiana  avenue 223,  997,  1091 


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CONTRACTS  AND  CONTRACTORS. 

Liberty  street 841 

McCarty  street    223 

Maryland  street ,. 459,  749 

Meridian  street 30,  30,  222,  303 

Michigan  street , 458 

Minnesota  street 459 

Mississippi  street 222,  224 

Missouri  street 638 

National  Road  street < 303 

New  York  street 224,  303 

North  street 338,  460,  1090 

Oak  street 590 

Ohio  street 546 

Pennsylvania  street 588 

Pine  street 337 

Pleasant  street 222 

St.  Clair  street 302 

St.  Joseph  street , 459 

Sewers 336,645,  636 

Shelby  street 335,  338 

South  street 92 

Spann  avenue 338 

Stevens  street 223 

Sullivan  street < 303 

Tennessee  street 457 

Vermont  street. 224,  458 

Wabash  street ...222 

West  street 223,  223,  1091 

Contracts  were  awarded  (for  which  see  Journal  pages  after  contractors'  names),  as 
follows : 

Blume,  F.  J.  (rescinded) , 638 

Carr  &  Buchanan 460,  461,  461,  461 

Clay,  Henry 224,  461,  638 

Dunning,  Robert  P 222,  223,  458,  459,  459,  590,  638,  842 

Flaherty,  Michael 336,  336,  337,  458 

Forrest,  J.  H 636,  637 

Freaney,  W.  J 222,  222,  338,  637 

Gansberg,  Fred. 93,  303,  336,  459,  460,  588,  1090 

Hoss,  J.  D.  &  Co 302,  337,  459 

Hudson,  James  W 303,  303,  304,  336,  337,  338,  458,  460 

Maheney,  James 335,  338,  338,  460,  637,  1090 

Patterson,  Samuel  W 223,  458 

Patterson,  Samuel  W.  &  Robert  H 1091 

Richter,  August 224,  224,  338 

Richter  &  Twiname 460,  842 

Roney,  Charles  S >.., 223,458,589,  589,  636 

Roney,  Henry  C 223,  224,  302,  336,  336,  337,  588,  589 

Schier,  John 337,  459,  459 

Schier,  John  C.,  j.r , 1091 

Solomon,  Huston 590,  636 

Spaulding,  J.  L 224,  3°3,  457.  461,  5«7,  1090,  1090 

Talbott,  J.  F.  &.  J.  H , 30 

Whitsit,  Jesse  S , 589 

Whitsit,  John  A , 30 

That  Wm.  J.  Freaney,  reported  delinquent  under  Spann  avenue  gas-lamp  ordinance 
[S.  O.  35,  1882]  can  not  fulfil  his  contract,  because  no  gas-mains  have  been  laid 
in  said  avenue ;  and  recommends  that  no  further  action  be  taken  until  the  gas 
company  lays  such  mains.     [Concurred  in.].,.. ....1072,  1123 


1882-1883]         Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  85 


CONTRACTS  AND  CONTRACTORS — COURT  STREET— CRUSE  STREET. 

That  the  following  contracts  have  been  declared  forfeited:  Under  vS.  O.  87,  1882 
(Vermont  street,  from  Agnes  street  to  the  Mill-Race),  awarded  to  Michael  Flaherty  ; 
and  under  S.  O.  96,  1882  (First  alley  north  of  Home  avenue,  from  Broadway 
street  to  College  avenue),  awarded  to  F.J.  Blume  ;  and  recommends  that  City 
Civil  Engineer  re-advertise  for  new  proposals.     [Concurred  in.] 1072,   1123 

Report  from  Aldermanic  Committee  on   Contracts — 

Recommending  concurrence  in  Council  award  for  the  improvement  of  Tennessee 
street  [see  Journal  page  457],  under  S.  O.  86,  1882.     |  Concurred  in.] 617 

Recommending  concurrence  in  so  much  of  a  certain  Council  motion,  as  requires  the 
C,  C,  C.  &  I.,  the  W.,  St.  L.  &  P.,  and  the  I.,  B.  &  W.  Railway  Companies  to 
enlarge  their  culverts  at  the  Davidson  street  crossing 617 

Recommending  concurrence  in  Council  award  for  the  erection  of  public  gas  lamps 
on  Broadway  street  [see  Journal  page  637],  under  S.  O.  140,  1882.  [Concurred 
in.] 682 

Miscellaneous  Matters  relating  to  Contracts  and  Contractors — 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  motion  on  September  18th,  1882:  u  That, 
hereafter,  all  bonds  given  for  the  performance  of  any  contract  for  street,  sewer,  or 
like  improvement,  shall  be  for  one-third  more  than  the  estimated  cost  of  the  im- 
provement ;  and  in  no  case  shall  the  contractor  be  required  to  give  a  bond  to 
exceed  that  amount  " 447 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  motion  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and 
Sewers  and  Drainage 474 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  adoption  of  motion.  [Referred  to  Judiciary  Com- 
mittee with  instructions  to  amend  motion.]... 809 

Last  mentioned  committee  report  this  amendment — "And  every  contract  and  bond 
shall  contain  a  provision  for  liquidated  damages,  in  the  sum  of  ten  per  cent,  of 
the  amount  of  said  contract,  for  failure  to  comply  with  its  provisions";  which  is 
adopted ;  and  then,  the  motion  above  set  forth,  as  amended,  is  duly  adopted..8og 

Common  Council  refers  the  whole  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Contracts 822 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  did  not  report  upon  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


COURT  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 274 

Same,  during  July,  1882 596 

Same,  during  September,  1882 695 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1220 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1227 


CRUSE  STREET. 

S.  O.  126,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide   for   grading  and  graveling  Cruse  street 

and  sidewalks,  from  the  P.,  C.  &  St.  L.  R.  R.  to  the  Michigan  Road- 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August  7th, 

E882 293 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  August  2 1  st,  1882 » 346 


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CRUSE   STREET — DAMAGES   AND   COSTS. 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time ;  suspends  the  rules  ;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;    and  passes  it,  on  August  28th,  1882 

- 369,  378 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred. 430 

Carr  &  Buchanan  are  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 461,  482 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 462,  483 

Estimate  ($680.10)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 573,  619 

S.  O.  127,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Cruse  street 

and  sidewalks,  from  Meek  street  to  the  P.,  C.  &  St.  L.  R.  R — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August 

7th,  1882 293 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  21st,  1882 346 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;   and  passes  it,  on  August  28th,   1882 

• 369»  378 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred ...........430 

Carr  &  Buchanan  are  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 461,  482 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved .462,  483 

Estimate  ($322.94)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 573,  619 

City  Attorney  reports  that  Horace  R.  Allen  and  others  have  appealed  from  the 
action  of  the  City  Commissioners  in  assessing  benefits  against  property  on  account 
of  the  opening  of  this  street,  from  Meek  street  to  the  Michigan  Road 144 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  fill  up  the  wells,  cisterns,  and  vaults  left  in  the 
line  of  the  newly-opened  portion  of  this  street 100,  159 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  place  a  wooden  culvert  at  intersection  of  this  street  and 
the  Michigan  Road .- 608,  676 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  place  a  few  loads  of  gravel  on  this  street,  between  Market 
and  Ohio  streets 1 103 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  December,  1882 1230 


DAMAGES  AND  COSTS. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Damages  and  Costs,  during  fiscal  year  ending 

with  May  31st,  1882...  ...; $12,000.00         62 

Actual  expenditure , 13,051.27         62 

Expenditure,  in  excess  of  estimate $     1,051.27         62 

Estimated  expenditure  on  this  account,  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st, 
1883 $7,000.00         743 

Annie  Merrick  vs.  Moses  Broyles  and  The  City.  For  bodily  injuries  sustained  by 
falling  over  a  trough  maintained  by  Broyles,  across  the  sidewalk  of  W.  Michigan 
street,  for  the  purpose  of  draining  the  waste  water  from  his  lot — 

Verdict  is  given  in  favor  of  Broyles,  and  against  the  city,  for  $275.00 72 

City  Attorney  reports  as  above  ;  states  his  opinion,  that  "  Broyles  is  primarily  liable 
and  the  city  secondarily,  notwithstanding  this  very  singular  verdict  in  that  respect ; 
that  if  w  Mr.  Broyles  will  not  pay  the  judgment  (if  one  shall  be  rendered  on  the 
verdict),  the  city  can  pay  it,  and  recover  the  amount  from  him  in  another  action, 


1 882-1 883]        Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  87 


DAMAGES    AND    COSTS. 

if  he  be  responsible  financially  for  the  amount,  which  will  be  a  matter  for  further 
consideration.  I  regard  the  recovery  much  smaller  than  the  city  could  hope  to 
succeed  in  keeping  it  on  another  trial,  and,  therefore,  shall  not  file  a  motion  for  a 
new  one,  unless  so  instructed".,.,.. ...  ./, ..; 72 

Aforesaid  officer  is  instructed  to  bring  suit  against  Broyles,  if  he  do  not  satisfy  the 
judgment  against  the  city 72,  121 

City  Attorney  Denny  again  reports  on  foregoing  matter,  as  follows  :  "  I  immediately 
called  on  Mr.  Broyles,  but  found  him  too  weak  to  talk  business  at  any  length.  He 
gave  me  to  understand,  however,  that  he  had  neither  money  nor  property;  but 
stated  that  he  would,  as  soon  as  he  was  able  to  leave  his  bed,  try  and  do  something 
about  the  matter.  He  died  a  few  weeks  afterward,  and  about  the  time  the  city  paid 
the  judgment.  I  have  been  waiting  to  see  if  letters  of  administration  would  be 
taken  out  on  his  estate.  None  have  been  applied  for  as  yet,  and,  I  learn,  will  not 
likely  be,  as  he  left  no  property,  except  the  house  where  he  lived,  which  is  mortgaged 
for  more  than  its  full  value.  1  think,  therefore,  that,  as  nothing  could  be  made  by 
having  an  administrator  appointed  and  filing  the  claim,  your  former  order  should 
be  withdrawn  " 584 

Aforesaid  officer  is  instructed  not  to  proceed  against  the  estate  of  Broyles... 583,  627 

Aforesaid  officer,  in  a  summary  report  of  cases  against  the  city,  tried  by  him  during 
year  1882,  states,  that  above  cited  case  was  "the  only  case  tried  during  my  term 
which  has  involved  the  city  in  an  actual  outlay  of  money  " 787 

Elizabeth  Martin  vs.  The  City.     For  bodily  injuries,  alleged  to  have  been  sustained 

from  a  fall  caused  by  a  defective  sidewalk  on  W.  Market  street — 
Superior  Court  dismisses  the  case,  and  enters  judgment  against  plaintiff  for  costs„99 

Barbara  Jarnagin  vs.  The  City.     For  breaking  her  arm,  by  falling  on  the  sidewalk 
of  W.  Washington  street,  in  front  of  the  Braden  Block,  in  February,  1881 — 
For  former  report  on  this  case,  see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1558. 
Superior  Court  overrules  plaintiff's  motion  for  a  new  trial 144 

Charles  Bauer  vs.  The  City  et  al.     For  bodily  injuries,  alleged  to  have  been  sustained 
by  falling  on  obstruction  in  sidewalk  of  South  street,  near  Virginia  avenue — 
For  former  reports  on  this  case,  see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  pages  897,  1191. 

Superior  Court,  in  General  Term,  affirms  judgment  in  favor  of  city,  rendered  by  same 
Court,  in  Special  Term 388 

Rosina  Kistner,  executrix,  etc.,  vs.  The  City  et  al.  For  damages  alleged  to  have 
been  sustained  by  the  death  of  John  Kistner,  who  was  killed  by  a  train  of  cars 
while  he  was  attempting  to  cross  the  Union  Railway  tracks  west  of  the  Union 
Passenger  Depot — 

For  prior  reports  on  this  case,  see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  pages  105,  1191. 

Superior  Court,  in  General  Term,  affirms  judgment  in  favor  of  city,  rendered  by 
same  Court,  in  Special  Term , 388 

John  Mclntire  vs.  The  City.     For  bodily  injuries  sustained  by  falling  into  the  open 

basement  area  of  the  Capital  House,  on  VV.  Washington  street — 
Verdict  is  rendered  in  favor  of  the  city ,435 

Levi   Britton  vs.  The  City.     For  bodily   injuries  sustained    by    falling  on  a  snow 

and  ice  covered  sidewalk,  in  front  of  the  Capital  House,  in  the  winter  of  1881-  - 

For  proceedings  as  to  this  case,  had  in  Common  Council,  see  Journals  for  1880-1881,  pages  977,  1097. 

Plaintiff  dismisses  this  suit  at  his  own  costs 43c 

Malinda  L.  Murphy  vs.  The  City.  For  bodily  injuries  alleged  to  have  been  sustained 
by  reason  of  a  defect  in  an  alley  of  the  city — 

For  a  prior  report  on  this  case,  see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  5. 


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DAMAGES   AND   COSTS. 

Supreme  Court  reverses  the  judgment  of  the  Circuit  Court,  and  remands  the  case  for 

a  new  trial,., ,, 490 

City  Attorney  reports,  that  the  law  firm  of  which  he  is  a  member  brought  above 
action ;  that  he  can  not,  now,  take  further  part  on  either  side  of  said  cause  ;  and 

suggests  the  employment  of  another  attorney  to  represent  the  city 490 

Common  Council  authorizes  the  employment  of  Hawkins  &  Norton 490 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  Council  action  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 516 

On  motion  made  by  chairman  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved.. 562 

Resolution,  authorizing  the  City  Attorney  to  make  the  contract  above  referred  to,  is 
duly  adopted 611,  677 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that  Mr.  Norton  had  gone  upon  the  bench  of  the 
Criminal  Court  before  above  resolution  was  certified  to  his  (Norton's)  firm  by  the 
City  Clerk  ;  that  Mr.  Hawkins  will  take  charge  of  case  for  $125,  with  an  additional 
fee  of  #50,  in  case  it  is  appealed  to  Supreme  Court 752 

Common  Council  refers  this  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Finance,  with  power  to 
act 753 

Board  of  Aldermen  adds  its  Finance  Committee 768 

Council  action  was  had  on  December  18th,  1882 ;  case  was  set  for  trial  on  December  26th ;  Alder- 
manic  action  was  not  had  until  the  evening  of  December  27th.  Council  failed  in  having  a  quorum 
until  January  5th,  1883 ;  Board  of  Aldermen  did  not  meet  until  January  8th  ;  at  neither  of  said 
meetings  (or  subsequently)  was  report  made  on  above  matter. 

Councilman  Pritchard  (who  signs  himself  as  '*  special  attorney  for  the  city")  reports, 
on  February  19th,  1883,  that  this  case  had  resulted  in  a  verdict  of  #3,000  against 
the  city,  and  "  that  he  had  filed  a  motion  for  a  new  trial,  with  a  view  of  appealing 
to  the  Supreme  Court,  if  it  be  the  desire  of  the  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  to 
take  such  appeal."     [Appeal  is  ordered  to  be  taken] 889,  906 

Mary  J.  Ryan  vs.  The  City.  For  bodily  injuries,  alleged  to  have  been  sustained  by 
a  fall  caused  by  a  defective  sidewalk  at  the  corner  of  High  and  Bicking  streets — 

Plaintiff  dismisses  case  at  her  own  costs , 847 

David  Duncan  vs.  The  City.  For  bodily  injuries  sustained  in  the  winter  of  1881,  by 
falling  into  a  ditch  in  an  alley — 

Superior  Court  jury  gives  plaintiff  a  verdict  for  $250.  City  Attorney  files  a  motion 
for  a  new  trial,  with  a  view  to  compel  the  owner  of  abutting  property  to  pay  the 
judgment  rendered  against  the  city 919 

City  Attorney  reports  that  his  motion  for  a  new  trial  had  been  overruled  by  the  Court, 
but  that  Nicholas  Shoendorf,  owner  of  the  abutting  property,  proposed  to  pay 
#125  on  the  judgment;  states  that  Shoendorf  lives  at  Crawfordsville,  this  State; 
that  suit,  by  city,  against  Shoendorf,  would  cost  the  greater  part  of  $125 ;  and 
recommends  that  proposition  be  accepted.     [Approved.] H44,  1210 

Charles  E.  Teine  submits  a  claim  against  the  city,  amounting  to  $47.00,  for  damages 
arising  from  the  caving  in  of  the  cellar  wall  of  No.  31  Yeiser  street,  during  high 
water  in  July,  1880,  and  June  1882 — 

Referred  to  Council  Judiciary  Committee,  Committee  on  Accounts  and  Claims,  and 
the  City  Attorney 100 

Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney  state  that  they  "  are  not  informed  that 
the  City  of  Indianapolis  ordered,  or  had  anything  to  do  with  the  extraordinary 
rains  in  July,  1880,  and  June  1882,  and,  therefore,  is  not  liable  for  any  of  the  con- 
sequences resulting  therefrom.  Your  committee  recommend  that  the  prayer  of 
petition  be  not  granted."     [Concurred  in.] 286 

A.  and  J.  C.  S.  Harrison  submit  a  claim  against  the  city,  amounting  to  $20.30,  for 
damages  arising  from  the  caving  in  of  the  cellar  wall  of  No.  27  Yeiser  street, 
during  high  water  in  July  1880,  and  June  1882 — 


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DAMAGES   AND   COSTS — DELAWARE   STREET. 

Referred  to  Council  Judiciary  Committee,  Committee  on  Accounts  and  Claims,  and 
the  City  Attorney .' 100 

Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney  refer  to  their  finding  in  the  case  next 
above,  and,  for  same  reason,  recommend  that  the  prayer  of  petition  be  not  granted. 
[Concurred  in.] 286 


DAUGHERTY  STREET. 

S.  O.  23,  1883— An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

south  sidewalk  of  Daugherty  street,  from  East  street  to  Wright  street  — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 

1883 1096 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  14th.  1883 1205 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  May  21st,  1883...  1 257, 

• • 1259 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  188a 643 


DAVIDSON  STREET. 

S.  O.  27,  1883— An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters  of  Davidson  street,  from  Market  street  to  North  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 
1883 1097 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  May  2rst,  1883....  1244 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  May  21st,  1883 1243 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 643 


DELAWARE  STREET. 

G.  O.  30,  1883 — An  Ordinance  making  it  unlawful  for  any  Person  to  cause  to  be 
drawn  any  heavily-loaded  Wagon  over  N.  Meridian  street  or  N.  Delaware  street,  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis  — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  [prepared  by  City  Attorney  Denny,  in  compliance  with 
Aldermanic  motion — see  Journal  page  1 1 3 1 ~|  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first 

time,  on  May  >4th,  1883 11 89 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  81,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  re-grading  and  graveling  the  roadway 
of  Delaware  street,  bowldering  the  gutters,  and  placing  a  gutter-stone  therein, 
from  the  north  side  of  Wabash  street  to  the  north  side  of  Massachusetts  avenue — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  88. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  June  26th,  1882 109 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  June  26th,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 137 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 168 

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DELAWARE    STREET. 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times,  on  July  10th,  1882,  but  fails  to 
pass  by  a  vote  1  aye  to  9  nays 171 

Common  Council,  on  receipt  of  Aldermanic  message,  showing  foregoing  adverse 
action,  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files,  on  August  7th,  1882 289 

S.  O.  82,  1882— An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  re-grading  and  graveling  the  roadway 
of  Delaware  street,  and  bowldering  the  gutters,  from  the  north  side  of  Massa- 
chusetts avenue  to  the  north  side  of  St.  Clair  street- - 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  88. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  July  171I1,  1882 191 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882  ....241 

Remonstrance  against  the  proposed  improvement,  so  far  as  ''placing  a  gutter-stone 

therein  "  is  concerned,  is  presented  to   Board  of  Aldermen  on  August  28th,  1882, 

and  is  referred  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  370 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  time  on  August  28th,  1882,  and  is  then  referred  to 

aforesaid  committee 371 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed.. „_ 426 

Aforesaid  body  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  time;  amends  it,  by  striking  out 
the  phrase  ''and  placing  a  gutter-stone  therein";    reads  it  for  the  third  time,  as 

amended  ;  and  so  passes  it,  on  October  9th,  1882.... 531 

Common  Council  concurs  in  foregoing  Aldermanic  amendment,  and,  thereby,  ordi- 
nance is  "established,"  on  October  16th,  1882 546 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 571 

J.  H.  Forrest  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed 

work 637 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  Council  award  to  its  Committee  on  Contracts..668,  669 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  foregoing  award  be  concurred  in 834 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved ...689,  730 

New  contract  and  bond  is  submitted  [the  Aldermanic  approval  of  the  original  bond  — 
see  Journal   page   730- — having   been   given    before   said   body  had   concurrently 

awarded  the  contract — see"  Journal  page  X34  ] „ 915,  948 

Old  contract  and  bond  are  annulled  and  declared  void 916,  948 

New  contract  is  concurred  in  and  new  bond  is  approved 916,  948 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  120,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  re-grading  and  bowldering  Delaware 

street,  from  Wabash  street  to  the  north  line  of  Massachusetts  avenue — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time  on  July  17th,  1882. 211 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  21st,  1882 346 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

it  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  August  28th,  1882..369,  376.  377 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 430 

Carr  &  Buchanan  are  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 461,  482 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 462,  483 

Estimate  ($3,253.55)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 686,  728 

S.  O.  6,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
west  gutter  of  Delaware  street,  from  South  street  to  Madison  avenue — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time  on  March  8th, 
1883 942 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented   on  April  16th,  1 883,  and, 

with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1075 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 


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DELAWARE    STREET — DELOSS    STREET— DILLON    STREET. 


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S.  O.  20,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
east  gutter  of  Delaware  street  (where  not  already  done),  from  Wyoming  street  to 
Madison  avenue — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 

1883 ;  and  is  then  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1096 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

City  Civil  Engineer  (in  answer  to  Aldermanic  motion — see  Journal  page  65)  reports 
that  the  cost  of  repairing  this  street,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  Seventh  street,  using 
old  wooden  blocks  taken  up  from  Meridian  street,  according  to  his  estimate,  would 
be  $610.68 97 

City  Street  Commissioner  is  authorized  to  purchase  the  rejected  white  cedar  blocks, 
at  a  price  not  exceeding  20  cents  a  yard,  and  use  same  for  making  the  proposed 
repairs 218,  239 

Property  owners  on  this  street,  between  Ohio  and  New  York  streets,  are  ordered  to 
repair  their  sidewalks 1 107,  1 174 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 275 

Same,  during  July,  1882 596,  597 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1221 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1227 


DELOSS  STREET. 

S.  O.  in,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Deloss  street 

and  sidewalks,  from  Spruce  street  to  Reid  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  17th, 

1882 210 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  21st,  1882 344 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance   for   the  second  and   third  times;    and  passes  it,  on  August  28th.  i>82 

3'^,  376/377 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 4;o 

Fred.  Gansberg  is  awarded  tl>e  contract  for  doing  the  pioposed  w<  rk 4^0,  481 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 493.  520 

Aforesaid  contractor  is  granted  further  time  in  which  to  complete  his  w  <  rk„796, 

805;    1079,  1124 
Estimate  ($1,386.75)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 1187,  1253 


DILLON  STREET. 

S.  O.  34,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
east  sidewalk  of  Dillon  street,  from  Prospect  street  to  English  avenue  (where  not 
already  properly  paved)  — 

For  prior  prcceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  89. 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved  by  Board  of  Aldermen 37 

Estimate  ($978.81)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 261,  306 

S.  O    114,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Dillon  street 

and  sidewalks,  from  Harrison  street  to  Meek  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time  on  July  17th, 

1882 210 


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DILLON    STREET — DRAINAGE. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  2ist^i882 344 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;   and  passes  it,  on  August  28th,    1882 

- 368,  376,  377 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 430 

Carr  &  Buchanan  are  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 460,  481 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 462,  483 

Aforesaid  ontractors  are  granted  further  time  in  which  to  finish  their  work. ..754,  769 
Estimate  ($2,072.76)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 1 187,  1253 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that  he  had  collected  back,  and  had  paid  into  the  city 
treasury  the  sum  of  $34.70,  being  amount  paid  by  city,  several  years  ago,  as  costs 
in  tht  old  case  of  Roosevelt  vs.  C,  C.  &  I.  C.  Railway  Co.,  an  action  growing  out 
of  the  city's  connection  with  the  then  proposed  extension  of  this  street 1094 

City  Marshal  is  ordered  to  notify  property  owners  to  remove  their  fences  out  of  this 
street,  between  Harrison  and  Meek  streets 465,  483 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 •. 275 

Same,  during  September,  1882.. 696 


DISANNEXATIONS  FROM  CITY. 
Vide  City  Boundaries,  ante. 

DOUGLASS  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 275 

Same,  during  July,  1882 597 

Same,  during  October,  1882.. 1220 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1 227 

DOWNEY  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 643 

DRAINAGE. 

Resolutions  ordering  Drainage  of— 

Lots  49  and  50,  Ridenour's  Subdivision  of  C.  &  W.'s  Addition  (or  Second  Addition) — 

For  Council's  adoption  of  above  indicated  resolution,  see  Journals  for  1881-82,  pages  1577,  1578. 
Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  drainage  resolution  on  June  I2th,  1882. ..* 40 

Lots  46  and  47,  Martindale  &  Stilz's  Addition — 

Resolution  ordering  this  drainage  work  to  be  done  at  the  expense  of  owners  of  property, 
is  adopted  on  July  17th  and  24th,  1882 214,  239 

Lots  2,  3,  and  4,  Allen,  Johnson  &  Wilson's  Subdivision  of  out-lot  76 — 
Resolution,  ordering  this  drainage  work  to  be  done  at  expense  of  owners  of  property,  is 
adopted  on  September  4th  and  13th,  1882 ■ .,♦„ 389,419 


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DRAINAGE — EAST    STREET. 

Motions  ordering  Service  of  Notices  for  Drainage  of— 

South  side  of  second  lot  on  E.  Washington  street,  east  of  Pine  street 215,  238 

City  Civil  Engineer  and  Street  Commissioner  ('n  response  to  motion  on  Journal,  page 
85,  as  to  filling  up  or  draining  the  pond  near  the  corner  of  Wright  and  Coburn  streets 
— see  Journal  page  85),  recommend  that  Wright  street  be  improved  through  Martin- 
dale  &  Stilz's  Addition,  and  that  the  pond  be  filled ....266 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  relative  to  Drainage — 

Mrs.  Catharine  Bobbs,  in  consideration  of  Bobbs  street  having  been  vacated  and  other 
benefits  to  be  gran'ed  her  by  the  city,  gives  a  perpetual  easement  for  an  18  inch  sewer 
in  and  along  the  vacated  Bobbs  street,  for  the  purpose  draining  off  the  surface  water 
which  collects  at  the  intersection  of  Bates  and  said  Bobbs  street.  [Referred  to  Com- 
mittee on  Sewers  and  Drainage.]  990 

Aforesxid  committee  recommends  that  above  matter  be  referred  to  City  Civil  Engineer 
and  the  Street  Commissioner,  and  that  said  officers  be  authorized  to  make  such  neces- 
sary improvements  as  will  give  relief  to  the  mentioned  locality.  [Council  con- 
curs.]  1035 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  Council  action  to  its  Committee  on  Sewers  and  Drainage, 

with  power  to  act io59 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


DRINKING-FOUNTAINS  AND  PUBLIC  WELLS. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Drinking- Fountains,  during  the  fiscal  year  ending 

with  May  31st,  1882 ..    $300.00         62 

Actual  expenditure..'. 266.47          62 

Expenditure,  less  than  estimate %  33  53         62 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account   of  Drinking  Fountains,  for  fiscal  year  ending  with 
May  31st,  1883  ...-,., $200.00       743 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  repair,  and  to  turn  the  water  on,  the  public  drinking- 

fountain* 968,  1008 

Said  officer  is  ordered  to  attach  cups  to  the  public  fountains  and  wells 1108,  1174 


DUNCAN  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882 696 

EAST  STREET. 

Widening  and  straightening  East  street,  at  and  near  the  intersection  of  Morris  street — 

Councilmen    Egger,    Reichwein,   and    Hirtmann,    Aldermen    Seibert,   Mussmann,  and 

Hamilton,  and  the  City  Attorney  are  appointed  as  a  select  committee  to  consider  the 

advisability  and  practicability  of  making  the  above  described  improvement 85,  125 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  the  condemnation  of  a  lot  20  by  37  feet  in  size,  owned 
by  Mrs.  Ellen  Powers,  together  with  the  improvements  thereon,  worth,  in  the  aggre- 
gate, $350  or  $400,  thereby  giving  the  city,  with  a  fenced-in  strip  of  40  feet  width,  a 
space  70  by  90  feet  for  street  purposes;  and  recommends  that  the  proposed  arrange- 
ment be  made  at  once.     [Referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys.]..202 


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EAST   STREET — EDDY   STREET. 

Petition  from  E.  B.  Martindale,  W.  F.  Stilz,  and  Louis  Ehrmann,  owners  of  property 
in  that  vicinage,  is  presented,  and  is  given  the  same  reference  as  above  202 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  the  prayer  of  petition  be  granted,  and  offers  the 
formal  resolution  to  refer  the  case  to  the  City  Commissioners 287 

Resolution  referring  the  case  to  the  City  Commissioners,  is  adopted  on  August  7th* and 
I4'h,  1882 287,  316 

City  Commissioners  value  the  real  property  to  be  appropriated  at  $500.01;  place  the 
damages  to  be  paid  and  the  benefits  to  be  collected  at  $500;  state  that  Mrs.  Powers's 
house  and  fence  can  be  sold  by  the  City  Treasurer  for  something  above  cost  of  remov- 
ing them,  and  suggest  that  such  overplus  be  pro-rated  among  the  payers  of  benefits; 
and  recommend  that  the  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted 704  to  707 

Resolutions,  accepting,  approving,  and  adopting  above  findings;  permitting  Mrs.  Powers 
to  remove  her  house  and  other  improvements  from  her  condemned  lot,  provided  she 
do  so  within  thirty  days  from  adoption  of  resolution;  and  ordering  the  proposed 
widening  and  straightening,  is  adopted  on  December  4th  and  nth,  1882 707,  735 

Motion,  in  which  are  sundry  good  reasons  for  temporarily  deferring  action  in  this  case,  is 
adopted  on  January  15th  and  22d,  1883 821,833 

Resolution  is  offered  on  April  23d,  1 883,  among  other  matters,  instructing  "City  Treasurer 
to  tender  the  damages  awarded  in  this  case,  without  waiting  longer  for  the  filing  of  the 
bond  by  the  persons  benefited,"  and  is  referred  to  the  Judiciary  Committee  and  the 
City  Attorney  .-. 1102 

Aforesaid  committee  and  city  officer  recommend  that  "resolution  be  stricken  from  the 
file*."     [Referred  back.] 1150,  1 1 51 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  same  item  contained  in  report  of  Council  committee  [which 

erroneously  reaches  that  body]  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1 181 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  18,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the  gut- 
ters of  East  street,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  Gregg  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor  [line  of  improvement, 
from  St.  Clair  to  Cherry  street],  and  is  read  for  the  first  time  on  April  2d,  1883..:...  1047 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  between  Gregg  and  Cherry  streets,  is  pre- 
sented on  April  23d,  1883,  and  ordinance  is  referred  to  City  Civil  Engineer,  with 
instructions  to  so  amend  it I°99 

Aforesaid  officer  returns  ordinance,  amended  in  accordance  with  remonstrance 1141 

No  further  action  was  had  oh  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883^ 

Board  of  Health  condemn  the  west  gutter  of  this  street,  between  Washington  and  Court 
streets,  as  being  injurious  to  the  public  health.  [Referred  to  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements.]  282 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  cause  the  street-signs  on  this  thoroughfare,  south  of 
Morris  steeet,  to  be  changed  from  "Japan  street"  to  "S.  East  street." 447,  474 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  designate  the  proper  street  numbers  for  houses  between  Morris 
street  and  the  south  corporation  line 944.  93# 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 275 

Same,  during  July,  1882 597 

Same,  during  August,  1882.  .. 643,  644 

Same,  during  October,  1882 , 1221 


EDDY  STREET. 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  clean  this  street,  between  South  and  Merrill 
streets 664,  681 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  clean  the  gutters  of  this  street,  between  Merrill  and 
Rockwood  streets 989,  1013 


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EDUCATION. 

Vide  Public  Schools,  Post. 

Aldermen  Tucker,  Hamilton,  and  Mussmann  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Com- 
mittee on  Education. 

Councilinen  Bryce,  Stout,  and  Dowling  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on 
Education. 

EIGHTH  STREET. 

Vacation  of  twenty  feet  of  width,  between  east  side  of  Illinois  street  to  first  alley 

west  of  Pennsylvania  street — 
Petition  in  foregoing  case  is  presented  on  April  23d,  1883,  and  is  referred  to  Council 

Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1086 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  2,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 

fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Eighth  street,  between 

Bellefontaine  avenue  and  the   Wabash,   St.  Louis  &  Pacific   Railroad  Company's 

tracks — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  February 

5th,  188? 863 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 1 1 16 

P>oard  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on   May  7th,  1883,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light 1 1 76,  1178 

Aforesaid  committee  returns  ordinance  to  the  files  on  May  21st,  1883,  by  a  verbal 

report  and  without  recommendation  1 263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883 

Board  of  Health  condemn  the  gutters  of  this  street,  between  Bellfontaine  and  Ash 
streets,  as  being  injurious  to  public  health.  [Referred  to  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements.]  ,.282,  283 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 597 

Same,  during  August,  1882 643 

Same,  during  September,  1882 696 


ELECTIONS. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Elections,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May 

31st,  1882 #70000         62 

Actual  expenditure. 091.75  62 

Expenditure,  less  than  estimate $     8.25         62 


ELECTRIC  LIGHT  AND  POWER. 

G.  O.  32,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  all  Telegraph  and  Electric  Wires  (except 
Telephone)  to  be  placed  under  ground,  from  and  after  the  first  day  of  Jan- 
uary, 1884 — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  93. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  13th,  1882 57 


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ELECTRIC   LIGHT   AND   POWER — ELIZABETH   STREET — ELLSWORTH   STREET. 

G.  O.  33,  1882 — An  Ordinance  forbidding  the  erection  of  any  Telegraph,  Telephone, 
or  Electric  Light  Pole,  on  any  of  the  public  Streets  or  Alleys  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  without  the  special  consent  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of 
Aldermen  first  had  — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  93. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  June  13th,  1882 57 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  June  26th, 
1882 ; 126,  127 

G.  O.  34,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  establishment  of  Electric  Lights 
at  the  crossing  of  the  Union  tracks  with  Virginia  avenue  and  S.  Delaware  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

Page  93- 

G.  O.  73,  1882 — An  Ordinance  granting  to  The  Incandescent  Electric  Light  Com- 
pany the  right  to  use  the  Streets  and  Alleys  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  the 
purpose  of  placing  Conductors  therein,  as  a  means  of  furnishing  incandescent 
Electric  Light  f  r  Public  or  Private  Use — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 
18th,  1882 446 

Council  Committee  on  Public  Light  recommends  that  this  ordinance  be  not  passed, 
but  that  an  ordinance,  similar,  as  far  as  possible,  to  the  grant  given  "The  Indian- 
apolis Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Company,"    be  prepared  and  introduced. 

[Concurred  in  ] 1082,  1083 

No  iurther  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

The  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Company  submits  propositions  to 
light  the  city  by  its  system,  in  lieu  of  the  gas-lighting  system 174 

Aforesaid  company  is  granted  permission  to  erect  a  pole  on  Delaware  street,  near  the 
court-house,  and  one  in  alley  north  of  Bates  House,  in  order  to  carry  a  wire  to  the 
court-house II03»  1212 

New  York  &  Chicago  Electric  Underground  Conduit  Company  (owning  and  con- 
trolling a  "  patented  invention  "  for  conveying  electric  wires  underground)  peti- 
tions for  the  privilege  of  laying  its  conduits  in  the  streets  and  alleys  of  this  city, 
and  asks  that  grant  be  extended  for  a  period  of  twenty-rive  years.     [Referred   to 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  ] 401 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  did  not  report  upon  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


ELIZABETH   STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 275 

Same,  during  July,  1882 : 597 

Same,  during  September,  1882 696 


ELLSWORTH  STREET. 

S.  O.  117,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  one  lamp-post,  lamp, 
and  fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  the  east  side  of 
Ellsworth  street,  between  New  York  and  Vermont  streets — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  17th, 
1882..... ■ 2IO 


1 882-1 883]         Commofi   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  97 

ELLSWORTH   STREET — ELM   STREET — ENGLISH   AVENUE. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  August  21st,  1882 345 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  August  28th,  1882, 
and  then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light 369 

Aforesaid  committee  returns  ordinance  to  the  files  on  May  21st,  1883,  by  a  verbal 

report  and  without  recommendation 1263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882 697 


ELM  STREET. 

S.  O.  62,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
east  gutter  of  Elm  street,  from  Pine  street  to  Grove  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  93. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from,  the  files  on  August  2ist,  1882 343 

S.  O.  143,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and.  paving  with  brick,  the 
sidewalks  of  Elm  street,  from  Noble  street  to  Dillon  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 
first  time  on  August  21st,  1882 354,  355 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  September  4th,  1882, 
and  is  ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 405 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  September  18th,  1882 453 

Board  of  Aldermen  read  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  amd  passes  it,  on  September  25th,  1882 

, 476,477 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 534 

Jesse  S.  Whitsit  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  pro- 
posed work 589 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  award  to  its  Committee  on  Contracts 628,  629 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  foregoing  award  be  approved.     [Concurred 

in.] 835 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 845,  877 

Estimate  for  above  improvement  was  not  presented  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 597 


ENGLISH  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  43,  1 88 1 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
sidewalks,  and  curbing  and  bowldering  the  gutters,  of  English  avenue,  from 
Dillon  street  to  Linden  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  93  and  94. 

S.  O.  II,  1883  [which  see]  is  substituted  for  the  above  ordinance  on  March  19th 
1883 986 

S.  O.  149,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  English  avenue, 
between  Dillon  street  and  Reid  street — 

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ENGLISH   AVENUE — EXHIBITIONS. 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 

4th,  1882,  and  is  then  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Public  Light 400 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 438,  439 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  September  18th,  1882 454 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  September  25th,  1882, 

and  then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light 476 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 958 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  March  12th,  1883 958 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 1071 

Council  Committee  on  Contracts  report  that  only  one  bid  for  doing  this  proposed 

work  was  made,  and  recommends  that  no  further  action  be  taken  in  the  matter. 

[Concurred  in] 1091,  1 135 

Council  motion,  ordering  the  City  Civil  Engineer  to  re-advertise  for  proposals,  is 

adopted  on  May  7th,  1883 1154,  1183 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  II,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 

gutters,  and  paving  with  brick  the  sidewalks  of  English  avenue,  from  Dillon  street 

to  Linden  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time  on  March   19th, 

1883...... 986 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  April  23d,  1883,  and  is 

ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance io99 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 1118 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 177,  1 178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1216 

Ordinance  is  referred  back  to  committee 1216 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  June,  1882 275 

Same,  during  July,  1882 597 

Same,  during  September,  1882 696 


EXHIBITIONS. 

G.  O.  48,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  repeal  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An  Ordinance 
granting  Charles  Goodman  and  John  Heinbert  a  License  to  carry  on,  maintain, 
and  exhibit  a  Museum  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis  " — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  5th, 
1882 21 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  August  21st,  1882 348 

G.  O.  52,  1882 — An  Ordinance  granting  the  right  to  maintain  and  exhibit  a  Mechani- 
cal Clock  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time ;  rules  are  sus- 
pended; ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  is  passed,  on 
June  19th,  1882 82,  83 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  10th,  1882. ..'...  158 

Aforesaid  body  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  time  on  August  28th,  1882,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Finance  and  the  City  Attorney 374 


12-1883]       Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c\  §Q 


EXHIBITIONS — EXPRESS    COMPANIES — FAYETTE    STREET. 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  not  passed 425 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O  56,  1882 — An  Ordinance  granting  the  right  to  maintain  and  exhibit  a  Mechan- 
ical Wonder  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  rules  are  sus- 
pended ;  ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times  ;  and  is  passed,  on  June 
26th,  1882 105 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  10th,  1882 160 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
August  28th,  1882 375 

G.  O.  70  [72]  1882 — An  Ordinance  granting  the  right  to  maintain  [?]  and  exhibit  a 

Deformed  Child  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 

4th,  1882 400 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.O.I  I,  1883 — An  Ordinance  authorizing  the  issuance  of  a  License  to  Samuel 
Rosengarten,  to  exhibit  an  Incubator,  and  fixing  the  amount  of  License-money  to 
be  paid  by  said  Rosengarten — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced ;  is  read  for  the  first  time ;  rules  are  sus- 
pended ;  ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  is  passed,  on  March 
8th,  1883 942,  943 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  March  12th,  1883...956 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  March  26th,  1883.. 1021 

Board  of  Aldermen  orders  the  City  Treasurer  to  prepare,  and  to  deliver  to  the  City 
Attorney,  an  itemized  account  of  all  moneys  due  from  the  managers  of  all  theatres 
and  variety-shows  owing  license-moneys;  and  that  said  City  Attorney  make  de- 
mand for  such  delinquencies,  and,  if  not  paid,  bring  suit  therefor 747 

Aforesaid  officer  reports  to  the  Common  Council  a  statement  of  the  City  Treasurer's 
schedule,  and  his  action  thereon.     [Referred  to  Committee  on  Finance.] 786,  787 

Board  of  Aldermen  adds  its  Finance  Committee 804 

Aforesaid  (joint)  committees  recommend  that  the  City  Attorney  do  not  accept  the 
compromise  sum  offered  by  lessees  of  Park  Theatre  and  Grand  Opera  House  (men- 
tioned in  his  report  on  Journal  page  787),  but  that  said  officer  "collect  all  that 
such  theatres  are  liable  for,  and  that  is  due  therefrom,  according  to  law  and  city 
ordinance."     [Concurred  in.] 1021,  1042 


EXPRESS  COMPANIES. 
Vide  Licenses,  post. 

FAYETTE  STREET. 

S.  O.  164,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

west  sidewalk  of  Fayette  street,  from  North  street  to  St.  Clair  street- 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 
18th,  1882 445 

This  ordinance  seems  to  have  been  withdrawn  from  the  Council  files,  and  S.  O.  28,  1883,  to  have  been 
substituted  therefor.     See  next  following  ordinance. 


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FAYETTE    STREET — FIFTH    STREET — FINANCE. 

S.  0.  28,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

sidewalks  of  Fayette  street,  from  North  street  to  St.  Clair  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 

1883 . 1097 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  14th,  1883 1205 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 

ordinance  for  the   second  and  third   times;    and  passes  it,  on   May  21st,   188? 

1257,  1259,  1260 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 598 


FIFTH  STREET. 

Vacation  of  all  that  portion  of  Fifth  street,  lying  and  situate  east  of  Illinois  street — 

Petition  in  foregoing  case  is  presented  on  April  23d,  1883,  an(i  *s  tnen  referred  to 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1106 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 643 


FINANCE. 

Vide  City  Clerk  ;  City  Treasurer;  Sinking  Fund;  Time  Warrants  of  1883. 

Councilmen  Pearson,  Thalman,  Ward,  Koller,  and  Hartmann  continue  to  act  as 
Council  Committee  on  Finance. 

Aldermen  Hamilton,  Seibert,  and  Mussmann  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Com- 
mittee on  Finance. 

General  Ordinances  introduced  by  Committees  on  Finance — 

G.  O.  63,  1882 — An  Ordinance  establishing  a  Sinking  Fund,  with  which  to  pay  the 
Indebtedness  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  [prepared  by  Aldermanic  Committee  on  Finance — see 
Journal  pages  65  and  128]  is  introduced  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  17th, 
1882 209 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  August.2ist,  1882 348 

G.  O.  83,  1882 — An  Ordinance  providing  for  a  Temporary  Loan  of  #50,000.00,  for 
the  purpose  of  defraying  the  Current  Expenses  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  during 
the  balance  of  the  Fiscal  Year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883 — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  rules  are  sus- 
pended; ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  time;  is  amended,  by  reducing  pro- 
posed loan  from  $60,000  to  $50,000 ;  is  read  for  the  third  time,  as  amended ; 
and  is  so  passed  on  December  4th,  1882 717,  718 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  rules  are  suspended ; 
ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  December  nth, 
1882 741 

Aforesaid  body,  by  a  vote  of  5  to  4,  reconsiders  the  passage  of  above  ordinance  on 
December  27th,  1882 773 

Ordinance  is  again  read  for  the  third  time,  and  is  re-passed  by  a  vote  of  7  to  2.^774 


1882-1883]       Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &v.  id* 


FINANCE. 

Motion  to  reconsider  re-passage  of  ordinance  is  laid  on  the  table 774 

For  additional  proceedings,  see  under  subject-heading  of  "  Time  Warrants  of  1883,"  post. 

G.  O.  33,  1883 — An  Ordinance  providing  for  the  Compensation  of  the  Officers  of  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  and  the  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  Department  of 
said  City,  from  June  1st  to  December  31st,  1883 — 

See  under  subject-heading  of  "  City  Officers — General,"  ante. 

Appropriation  Ordinances  introduced  by  Council  Conwiittee  on  Finance — 

Ap.  O.  37,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Qouncil  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  June  19th  and  26th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 81,  127 

Ap.  O.  58,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  September  18th  and  25th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 443,  478 

Ap.  O.  77,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  The  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  December  18th  and  27th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 757,  770 

Ap.  O.  22,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men and  of  the  City  Officers  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  March  19th  and  26th,  1883,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 975,  1019 

Council  Committee  on  Finance ;  Reports  from- — 

That  an  examination  of  the  books  of  the  City  Clerk  and  City  Treasurer,  for  the 
quarter-year  ending  with  October  31st,  1882,  had  proved  that  said  books  agree 
with  monthly  statements  of  said  officers  during  same  quarter,  and  recommending 
that  "  they"  be  approved.     [Concurred  in.] 710 

Recommending  that  G.  O.  78,  1882  [to  repeal  so  much  of  G.  O.  41,  1882,  as  im- 
poses $2  license-tax  on  each  pole  erected  and  used  by  the  Mutual  Union  Telegraph 
Company  of  New  York]  be  stricken  from  the  files.     [Concurred  in.] 710,  711 

Reporting  the  only  bid  offered  for  Time- Warrants  of  1883 798 

Recommending  the  sale  of  1%  feet  off  the  west  side  of  lot  6,  square  36, [City  Dis- 
pensary lot],  for  the  sum  of  #150 , 978 

See  under  subject-heading  of  '•  Tomlinson  Estate,"  post. 

Recommending  that  Thomas  Cummings  be  awarded  the  contract  for  re-building  the 
stone  abutments  of  Reid  street  bridge  oVer  Pleasant  Run 1033 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Finance ;    Reports  prom — 

Statement  of  estimates,  expenditures,  expenditures  in  excess  of  estimates,  and  ex- 
penditures less  than  estimates,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882. ..62 

Statement  of  estimates  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883;  expenditures  dur- 
ing first  four  months  of  said  year;  and  amounts  paid  out  in  excess  and  less  than 
such  four  months'  share  of  estimates  for  year 526,  527 


102  An  hdexkal  Digest  to  Jourmk  Of  [1882-18.83 


FINANCE— FIREARMS,    GUNPOWDER,    ETC. 

Same  as  last  above,  during  first  half  of  fiscal  year  1882-1883 , 743,  744 

Same  as  last  above,  during  nine  months  of  fiscal  year  1882-1883 1022 

As  to  refunding  taxes.  [See  under  subject-heading  of  "Taxes,"  post;  also,  Journal 
pages 425,  562,  1021,  1250 

As  to  refunding  moneys  paid  at  alleged  erroneous  tax-sales.  [See  under  subject- 
heading  of  "Tax  and  Street-Improvement  Sales,"  post;  also,  Journal 
pages 425,  561,  562,  882 

As  to  sundry  items  in  October,  1882,  report  of  Board  of  Public  Improvements 616 

Adverse  to  purchasing  a  street-sweeping  machine 616 

On  printing  compilation  of  statutory  laws  and  general  ordinances 616,  910 

Adverse  to  the  passage  of  Ap.  O.  14,  1883  [in  behalf  of  Street-Repair  Depart- 
ment] . 909 

Recommending  the  issuance  of  sundry  street-improvement  precepts 1067 

With  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys,  reports  on  sundry  Special  Ordinances...  1216 

Miscellaneous  Matters  connected  with  Finance— - 

Councilmen  Ward,  Stout,  and  Fultz  are  appointed  as  Council  members  of  a  select 
committee  to  examine  and  destroy  cancelled  city  orders,  issued  prior  to  January 
1st,  1877 296 

Aldermen  Hamilton,  Seibert,  and  Mussmann  are  appointed  as  Aldermanic  members  of 
same  committee , '. « 318 

Council  members  of  committee  report  the  destruction  of  the  designated  city  orders, 
by  burning,  on  January  6th,  1883.     [Approved.] 821 

City  Attorney  Denny,  in  answer  to  Aldermanic  inquiry,  "'As  to  whether  or  not  the 
city  has  the  right  to  call  in  her  bonds  before  maturity,  and  pay  or  fund  them  by 
re-issue,'  I  answer  that  she  has  no  such  right,  or  power,  unless  it  is  so  stipulated 
in  the  contracts  or  bonds  themselves,  I  have  seen  copies  of  most  of  the  issues,  and 
do  not  find  such  a  provision  in  any  of  them  ;  and  I  am  informed  that  no  such  right 
was  reserved  by  the  city  as  to  any  of  the  others.  Of  course,  if  the  holders  will 
consent,  the  debt  can  be  re-funded  at  any  time  by  the  issue  of  new  bonds ;  but 
under  the  provisions  of  the  Act  of  1877  [see  sec.  3120  R.  S.  1881),  the  interest 
can  not  exceed  six  per  cent" 1 126 


FIREARMS,  GUNPOWDER,  ETC. 

G.  O.  8,  1882 — An  Ordinance  punishing  the  Reckless  Use  and  Handling  of  Fire- 
arms— 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  08. 

Board  of  Aldermen  receives  this  ordinance  with  a  verbal  report  from  select  commit- 
tee to  whom  it  had  been  referred  (see  Journal  for  1881-1882,  page  1585);  reads  it 
for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  June  26th,  1882 130 

G.  O.  57,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  prohibit  the  sale  and  use  of  Blank-Cartridge  Pistols 
and  other  dangerous  Toy  Firearms — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  3d, 
1882 144 


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FIREARMS,    GUNPOWDER,    ETC. — FIRE    DEPARTMENT. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time  on  August  21st,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  Councilmen  Cowie,  Stout,  and  Dowling 349 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  back  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883.     The  probability  is 
that  next  following  ordinance  [G.  O.  71,  1882]  was  considered  as  a  substitute. 

G.  O.  71,  1882 — An  Ordinance  prohibiting  the  use  of  Toy  Pistols  and  other  Toy 
Firearms,  and  making  it  unlawful  to  sell  said  Articles  at  retail,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  [prepared  by  the  City  Attorney,  in  compliance  with  Alder- 
manic  order — see  Journal  page  327]  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on 
September  4th,  1882 388 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  December  18th,  1882 764 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  December  27th, 
1882 770 


,     FIRE  DEPARTMENT. 
Vide  Water  and  Water  Company,  post. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Salaries  and  Compensation  of  Officers  and 
Employes,  and  Miscellaneous  Claims,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st, 
1882 .-. .* , #70,000.00         62 

Actual  expenditure 70, 547 .38         62 

Expenditure,  in  excess  of  estimate #      547.38         62 

Estimated  cost  of  building  and  repairing  Fire-Cisterns,  during   fiscal  year  ending 

with  May  31st,  1882 #3,000.00         62 

Actual  expenditure 1,732.52         62 

Expenditure,  less  than  estimate , #1,267.48         62 

Estimated  rental  of  Fire-Hydrants,  during  same  period #27,000.00         62 

Actual  rental 28,781.25         62 

Rental,  in  excess  of  estimate .#  1,781.25         62 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Salaries  and  Compensations  of  Officers  and 
Employes,  and  Miscellaneous  Claims,  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st, 
1883 #73,000.00       743 

Estimated  cost  of  building  and  repairing  Fire-Cisterns,  for  fiscal  year  ending  with 

May  31st,  1883 #2,000.00       743 

Estimated  rental  of  Fire-Hydrants,  during  same  period #28,000.00       744 

Chief  Fire  Engineer  is  ordered,  by  Common  Council,  to  advertise  for  3,000  feet  of 
new  hose 1189 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  above  Council  action,  provided  that  no  purchase  be 
made  until  such  hose  be  approved  by  Aldermanic  Committee  on  Fire  Department, 
nor  before  ten  day  after  bids  shall  have  been  received  and  the  selection  of  hose 
shall  have  been  made I254>  I255 

Common  Council  concurs  in  Aldermanic  action 1275 

Councilmen  Thalman,  Reichwein,  and  Yoke  continue  to  act  as  members  of  Fire 
Board. 


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FIRE    DEPARTMENT. 

Aldermen  Tucker,  Drew,  and  DeRuiter  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee 
on  Fire  Department. 

Joseph  H.  Webster  continues  to  hold  the  the  office  of  Chief  Fire  Engineer. 
General  Ordinances  relative  to  Fire  Department — 

G.  O.  9,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  proper  Fire-Escapes  to  be  provided  for  all 
Large  Buildings — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest 
for  1881-1882,  page  103.  Also,  present  Indexical  Digest,  on  page  43,  under  sub- 
ject-heading of  "Buildings."     Also,  Journal  pages 55,  68 

G.  O.  76,  1882 — An  Ordinance  repealing  all  Ordinances  authorizing  and  creating  the 
Fire  Board,  the  Police  Board,  the  Hospital  Board,  and  the  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements, and  transferring  the  Duties  of  said  Boards,  as  now  constituted,  to  the 
Chief  Fire  Engineer,  Chief  of  Police,  Superintendent  of  the  City  Hospital,  and 
Street  Commissioner,  respectively,  and  making  proper  Provisions  as  to  the  Respon- 
sibility and  Qualifications  of  said  Officers 563,  583,  664,  764 

G.  O.  26,  1883 — An  Ordinance  supplemental  to  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An  Ordinance 
providing  that  the  Fire  Board,  Hospital  Board,  Police  Board,  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements, and  Dispensary  Board,  shall  consist  of  three  members  each,  who  shall 
be  Members  of  the  Common  Council;  denning  their  Term  of  Office;  and  repeal- 
ing all  Laws  in  conflict  therewith,"  ordained  June  1,  1881 1097 

G.  O.  2>Zi  I$%3 — An  Ordinance  providing  for  the  Compensation  of  the  Officers  of 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  the  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  Department 
of  said  City,  from  June  1st  to  December  31st,  1883 1236,  1237,  1266,  1281 

Appropriations  made  in  behalf  of  this  Department — 

Ap.  O.  32,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Fire  Department. 
[Amount  appropriated,  $527.62.] — 

Passed  on  June  5th  and  12th,  1882 19,  50 

Ap.  O.  37,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  June  19th  and  26th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 81,  127 

Ap.  O.  38,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Fire  Department. 
[Amount  appropriated,  $1,131.30.] — 

Passed  on  July  3d  and  10th,  1882 153,  164 

Ap.  O.  44,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Fire  Department. 
[Amount  appropriated,  $3,334.75-]— 

Passed  on  August  7th  and  14th,  1882 , 290,  321 

Ap.  O.  52,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Fire  Department. 
[Amount  appropriated,  $3,156.69.] — 

Passed  on  September  4th  and  nth,  1882 , 398,423 


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FIRE    DEPARTMENT. 

Ap.  O.  58,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  September  18th  and  25th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules.. ..443,  478 

Ap.  O.  60,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Fire  Department. 
[Amount  appropriated,  $1,551.06.] — 

Passed  on  October  2d  and  9th,  1882... 503,  523 

Ap.  O.  65,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Fire  Department. 
[Amount  appropriated,  #1,241.61.] — 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  [amount  appropriated  as  above]  on  Novem- 
ber 13th,  1882 592 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  ordinance  to  its  Committee  on  Fire  Department  631 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  ordinance  back,  without  any  change  in  amount,  with 
recommendation  that  it  be  passed 739 

Aforesaid  body  passes  ordinance,  as  it  came  from  Common  Council,  on  December 
nth,  1882 739 

Ap.  O.  71,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Fire  Department. 
[Amount  appropriated,  $1,158.22.] — 

Passed  on  December  4th  and  nth,  1882 715,  739 

Ap.  O.  77,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  December  18th  and  27th,  1882,  under  suspensions  of  the  rules 757,  770 

Ap.  O.  I,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Fire  Department. 
[Amount  appropriated,  $1,087.73.] — 

Passed  on  January  4th  and  nth,  1883 793,  806 

Ap.  O.  8,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Fire  Department. 
[Amount  appropriated,  $381.70.] — 

Passed  on  February  5th  and  12th,  1883 861,  880 

Ap.  O.  15,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Fire  Department. 
[Amount  appropriated,  $57^.98.] — 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  [amount  appropriated,  $724.98]  on  March 
5th,  1883 929 

Board  of  Aldermen  strikes  out  claim  of  "  E.  Chandler,  $150.00,"  [which  it  refers  to 
its  Committee  on  Fire  Department],  and  passes  it  for  $574.98,  on  March  12th, 
1883 953 

Aforesaid  committee,  on  March  26th,  1883,  recommends  that  u  W.  Chandler"  be 
allowed  $150,  "for  one  fire-alarm  station,"  and  Board  of  Aldermen  concurs 
therein 1023 

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FIRE   DEPARTMENT. 

Ap.  O.  24,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Fire  Department. 
[Amount  appropriated,  $809.10.] — 

Passed  on  April  2d  and  9th,  1883 1043,  IQ64 

Ap.  O.  29,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Com- 
pensation of  the  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  Department  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis — 

Passed  on  April  2d  and  9th,  1883 1045,  1065 

Ap.  O.  34,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Fire  Department. 
[Amount  appropriated,  $403.36.] — 

Passed  on  May  7th  and  14th,  1883 1155,  1213 

Reports  from  Chief  Fire  Engineer- 
Vide  Chief  Fire  Engineer,  ante. 

Fire  Cisterns ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

At  or  near  the  intersection  of  Eddy  and  Merrill  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  this  cistern,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  pages  107,  108. 

City  Attorney  reports  that  he  has  satisfied  himself  that,  contractors  Stumph  &  Son 
were  delayed  in  their  work  by  natural  causes,  and,  therefore,  had  deferred  bring- 
ing the  ordered  suit  [see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1574],  and  hopes  his  action 
will  be  approved  ;  which  is  done 436,  472 

Estimate  ($1,044.99)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 536,  553 

City  Attorney  is  ordered  to  bring  suit  on  Stumph  &  Son's  bond,  in  order  to  collect 
the  sum  due  for  labor  and  material  in  excess  of  estimate... 663,  681 

Stumph  &  Son  represent  that,  in  consequence  of  change  of  location  of  cistern  from 
Eddy  street,  between  Merrill  street  and  Pogue's  Run,  to  Merrill  street,  between  Mer- 
rill and  Eddy  streets  ;  and  that  the  putting  in  of  a  double  bottom,  to  keep  cistern 
from  leaking,  had  increased  fair  contract  cost  of  cistern  by  $538,23  ;  that  they  had 
paid  the  entire  estimate  allowed  ($1,044.99)  to  their  creditors;  and  ask  that  the 
sum  of  $538.23  be  further  allowed  to  their  creditors.  [Referred  to  Council  Com- 
mittee on  Streets  and  Alleys.] 931,  932 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883.  . 

At  or  near  the  intersection  of  Deloss  and  Reid  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  located  fire-cistern,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  109. 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  with'Common  Council  [see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page 
1556]  in  awarding  above  contract  to  Henry  C.  Roney 36 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports,  on  June  19th,  1882,  that  Roney  has  failed  to  file  his 
contract  and  bond 75 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved , 97,  158 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports,  on  November  12th,  1882,  that  contract-time  on  above 
work  expired  on  first  day  of  that  month,  but  that  ground  in  said  locality  had  been 
so  charged  with  water  that  contractor  Roney  could  not  proceed  under  his  con- 
tract, and  recommends  that  contract  be  extended  until  June  1st,  1883.  [Council 
declares  contract  forfeited.] 580 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Council  action 675 


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FIRE    DEPARTMENT— FLETCHER    AVENUE. 

Fire  Board  is  ordered  to  locate  a  1200-barrel  cistern  at  the  intersection  of  East  street 

and  Lincoln  Lane 272,  314 

Proposals  for  building  this  cistern  are  opened  and  referred 430 

John  Schier  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 459,  479 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 493,  519 

Estimate  ($614.45)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 1032,  1059 

Fire- Hydrants  ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Water  Company  is  ordered  to  place  a  fire-hydrant  at  the  corner  of  New  York  and 
Agnes  streets 272,  313 

Chief  Fire  Engineer  reports  that  above  ordered  hydrant  was  accepted  for  service  on 
August  28th,  1882.     [Approved.] 389,420 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  had  relative  to  Fire   Department — 
Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  fill  up  all  fire-wells 272 


FIRE-HYDRANTS. 
Vide  Fire  Department,  ante. 

FIRST  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 275 

Same,  during  July,  1882 597 

Same,  during  August,  1882.... , 643 

FLETCHER  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  100,  1 88 1 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  improving  Fletcher  avenue,  from  Cedar 
street  to  Dillon  street,  by  grading  and  bowldering  the  gutters,  widening  and  grad- 
ing the  sidewalks  to  the  width  of  twenty  feet,  and  curbing  with  stone  the  outer 
edges  of  the  sidewalks— 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 
pages  113  and  114.      See  S.  O.  51,  1882,  below. 

S.  O.  6,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  curbing,  and  bowldering  the 
gutters  of  Fletcher  avenue,  from  Dillon  street  to  Linden  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  114. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files,  on  June  19th,  1882 84 

S-  O.  S3^  !882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters  of  Fletcher  avenue,  from  Dillon  street  to  Linden  street— 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-18S2, 

page  114. 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved,  by  Board  of  Aldermen 37 

Estimate  ($2,369.28)  is  presented  and  is  allowed "...  ...260,  306 

S.  O.  51,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters  and  widening  the  sidewalks,  of  Fletcher  avenue,  from  Noble  street  to 
Cedar  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  114. 


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FLETCHER  AVENUE — GARDEN  STREET. 

R,  P.  Dunning  is  concurrently  awarded,  by  the  Board  of  Aldermen,  the  contract  for 

doing  the  proposed  work 35 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 70,  120 

Estimate  (#2,723.85)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 380,  414 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  resolution  on  August  28th,  1882  :  u  Resolved, 
That  the  name  of  South  street,  from  East  street  to  Noble  street,  be  changed  to 
Fletcher  avenue ;  and  that  the  proper  city  officers  make  said  change  on  the  plat- 
books  of  the  city  " „ . 371 

Common  Council  refers  foregoing  resolution  to  the  Councilman  of  the  Ward,  with 
instructions  to  present  a  new  petition  from  property  owners  residing  on  the  whole 
line  of  South  street 398 

Alderman  Tucker  offers  foregoing  resolution  as  an  amendment  to  a  Council  resolu- 
tion proposing  to  change  street  names,  and  Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  such 
amended  resolution 422 

Common  Council  adheres  to  its  former  action 442 

Board  of  Aldermen  "lays  the  whole  matter  on  the  table  " .......467 

Owners  of  property  fronting  on  Virginia  avenue  and  Noble  street  petition  for  the 
change  of  name  above  set  forth.  [Petition  referred  to  the  Councilmen  of  the 
Wards  through  which  South  street  runs.] , 501 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts,  as  an  amendment  to  Council  "Dean  street  resolution," 
"and  that  South  street,  east  of  East  street,  be  changed  to  Fletcher  avenue "..1013 

Common  Council  non-concurs  in  Aldermanic  amendment 1040 

Board  of  Aldermen  adheres  to  its  amendment,  and  requests  Common  Council  to 
appoint  "  a  select  committee  for  investigation" 1057 

Common  Council  refers  above  matter  to  the  Councilmen  of  the  Ward  through  which 
South  street  runs,  and  increases  committee  by  adding  thereto  Councilmen  Pearson, 

Reich  wein,  and  Knodel 1154 

And  here  this  "vexing  subject"  rested  for  balance  of  year  I882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  June,  1882 275 

Same,  during  July,  1882 598 

Same,  during  August,  1882 643 

Same,  during  September,  1882 697 

FORT  WAYNE  AVENUE. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  July,  1882 598 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1221 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1227 

GARBAGE,  SLOPS,  AND  WASTE  MATTER. 
Vide  Public  Health  and  Comfort,  post. 

GARDEN  STREET. 

S.  O.  41,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  bowldering  the  roadway, 
and  curbing  the  gutters,  of  Garden  street,  from  Meridian  street  to  Illinois  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th, 
1883 1157 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

City  Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  clean  this  street,  from  Illinois  street  to  Eddy 
street , 664,  681 


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GARFIELD  PARK. 

Vide  Public  Parks,  post. 

GARFIELD  PLACE. 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  designate  the  proper  street-numbers  for  the  houses 
on  this  thoroughfare 1 109,  1175 

GAS-LIGHT  AND  COKE  COMPANIES. 
Vide  Public  Light,  post. 

GAS  ORDINANCES. 
Vide  Public  Light,  post. 


GENERAL  ASSEMBLY  OF  1883. 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  resolution  on  December  4th,  1882 :  "  Whereas, 
It  is  desirable,  and  for  the  best  interests  of  the  city,  that  a  committee  be  appoint- 
ed to  look  after  and  take  into  consideration  any  and  all  affairs  that  may  in  any 
manner  appertain  to-  our  city  that,  possibly,  may  be  submitted  to  the  incoming 
Legislature  of  the  State :  Therefore,  be  it  Resolved,  That  a  committee  of  five  be 
appointed  by  His  Honor,  the  presiding  officer  of  this  Council,  whose  duty  it  shall 
be  to  meet  and  investigate  the  wants  and  requirements  of  our  city,  report  back  to 
this  Council,  and  act  in  conjunction  with  any  committee  of  the  forthcoming  Leg- 
islature. And,  furthermore,  provided,  that  His  Honor  the  Mayor  and  the  City 
Attorney  be  the  advisory  members  of  the  committee" 720 

Councilmen  Dowling,  Coy,  Dean,  ^ritchard,  and  Egger  are  appointed  as  members 
of  the  committee  created  by  above  resolution 720 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  motion  on  December  nth,  1882  :  "That 
the  President  appoint  a  committee  of  two  from  this  Board,  who,  with  himself  as 
chairman,  shall  represent  the  interest  of  this  city  before  the  coming  Legislature  " 
748 

Aldermen  Rorison,  Mussmann,  and  Hamilton  are  appointed  as  members  of  aforesaid 
committee,  and  President  Layman  is  made  an  advisory  member  thereof 774 

Aforesaid  committees,  jointly,  prepared  a  vast  amount  of  law  for  the  State's  law-makers  ;  but  all  their 
work  (as  well  as  that  done  by  the  "Convention  of  Mayors,"  held  shortly  prior  to  meeting  of 
the  General  Assembly)  was  so  much  good  labor  thrown  away.  The  only  Act  of  the  General  As- 
sembly of  1883  which  "took  in"  Indianapolis  was  the  "Metropolitan  Police  Act,"  and  the  major- 
ity of  aforesaid  committee  had  nothing  to  do  with  its  advocacy.  The  printed  Journals  of  the 
Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  do  not  show  that  the  committee,  jointly  or  severally, 
made  any  legislative  suggestions  to  either  of  their  bodies. 

Common  Council  unanimously  adopts  the  following  resolution  on  January  5th,  1883: 
"That  we  express  to  the  Mayors  of  the  cities  of  Indiana  our  pleasure  in  meeting 
them  in  convention  in  our  city,  to  consult  on  needed  legislation  in  the  interest  of 
the  cities  of  our  State  ;  desire  to  extend  to  them  a  cordial  invitation  to  visit  us 
again;  and  promise  them,  on  their  return,  a  most  cordial  welcome" 779 


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GENERAL   ASSEMBLY   OF    1883— GEORGIA    STREET — GREENWOOD    STREET. 

Select  Committee  on  Workhouse  [for  appointment,  see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page 
135 1]  submits  a  report  on  the  subject  of  a  joint  city  and  county  workhouse, 
and  recommends  that  the  City  Attorney  prepare  a  bill,  and  present  same  to  the 
Legislature,  empowering  the  city  to  establish  such  an  institution.  [Referred  to 
Select  Committee  on  Legislative  matters.] : 792 


GEORGIA  STREET. 

S.  O.  103,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

sidewalks  of  Georgia  street,  from  Delaware  street  to  Pennsylvania  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  3d, 

1882 ; 155 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  July  17th,  1882 , 194 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882 242 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and.  passes  it, 

on  August  28th,  1882 , '. 373 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 430 

Robert  P.  Dunning  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work — 459»  480 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 493»  5J9 

Estimate  ($510.05)  is  presented  and  is  allowed. 573,  619 

S.  O.  158,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  curbing,  with  stone,  the  sidewalks 
of  Georgia  street,  from  East  street  to  Noble  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  Septem- 
ber 18th,  1882 444,  445 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  Septembef  25th.  1882, 
and,  with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 464 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  not  passed 545 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  April  23d,  [883 1 1 14 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 176,  1 178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1216 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  2 1  st,  1883  • x?6r 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 275 

Same,  during  September,  1882 696 


GREENWOOD  STREET. 

Extension  of  Greeenwood  street  (ak'as,  "  Peru  street"),  in  a  width  of  fifty  feet,  from 
Ninth  street  to  the  first  alley  south  thereof — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  case,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  170,  under 
subject-heading  of  "  Peru  Street." 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  recommends  that  the  prayer  of  petitioners 
be  granted,  and  offers  the  formal  resolution  to  refer  the  case  to  the  City  Com- 
missioners  205 

Resolution  of  reference  is  adopted  by  the  Common  Council  on  July  17th,  1882. ..205 

Board  of  Aldermen  postpones   its   action   on  resolution  until  a  proper  bond  for  the 

payment  of  costs  [expenses]  be  filed , 237 


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GREENWOOD    STREET — HARRISON   STREET. 

Aforesaid  body  adopts  resolution  of  reference  on  October  9th,  1882 528 

City  Commissioners  value  the  real  property  appropriated  in  this  case  at  $300;  assess 
the  damages  to  be  paid  at  $300,  the  benefits  to  be  collected  at  same  amount,  and 
the  damages  in  excess  of  benefits  at>$i5o;  and  recommends   that  the   prayer  of 

petitioners  be  granted 972  to  974 

Resolution,  accepting,  approving,  and  adopting  above  findings,  and  ordering  the 
prayed-for  extension,  is  adopted  on  March  19th  and  26th,  1883 974,  1010 


GREER  STREET. 

S.  O.  22,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
east  sidewalk  of  Greer  street,  from  Stevens  street  to  McCarty  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 
1883 1096 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  May  14th,  1883 1204 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for    the    second   and    third  times;    and   passes  it,  on  May    21st,    1883 

1257,    1259 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 598 


GROVE  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 598 

HANNA  STREET. 

Extension  of  Hanna  street,  in  a  width  of  forty-seven  feet,  from  Washington  street 
to  Market  street;  and  in  a  width  of  fifty  feet,  from  Market  street  to  Ohio  street — 
For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  this  case,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  118. 

City  Commissioners  report,  on  August  7th,  1882,  that  the  value  of  real  estate  appro- 
priated aggregates  $3,000;  assess  the  benefits  at  same  amount;  appraises  the  dam- 
ages in  excess  of  benefits  at  $1,650;  and  recommends  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be 
granted 283  to  286 

Resolution  ordering  the  extension  prayed  for  is  adopted  on  August  7th  and  14th, 
1882 286,  315 

City  Clerk  reports  the  making  and  filing  of  certified  copies  of  assessment  of  benefits 
and  damages 343,  369 


HARRISON  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  18S2 , 697 


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HELEN  STREET. 

S.  O.  173,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Helen  street,  between 
Georgia  und  Maryland  streets — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time  on  October 
2d,   1882 506 

Petition  for  above  described  improvement  is  presented  on  December  18th,  1882,  and 
is  ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 763 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  December  18th,  1882 763 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  December  27th,  1882, 
and  then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light 770,  771 

Aforesaid  committee  returns  ordinance  by  a  verbal  report  and  without  recommen- 
dation  , 1263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 


HIGH  STREET. 

Charles  Kruger  is  granted  permission  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk  adjacent  to  his  prop- 
erty, at  corner  of  this  and  Coburn  streets 1048,  1063 


HIGHLAND  STREET. 

S.  O.  10,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Highland  street, 
between  Washington  and  Ohio  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  119  and  120. 

Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  introduces  S. 

O.  88,  1882,  as  a  substitute  for  this  ordinance  and  S.  Os.  11,  46,47,  and  77,  1882..79 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  19th,  1882 79 

S.  O.  11,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  paving  with  brick,  and  curbing  with 
stone,  the  sidewalks  of  Highland  street,  between  Washington  and  Ohio  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  120. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  19th,  1882 79 

S,  O.  46,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  improving  Highland  street,  between 
Washington  and  Ohio  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  120. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  19th,  1882 79 

S.  O.  47,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  paving  with  brick  and  curbing  with 
stone  the  sidewalks  of  Highland  street,  between  Washington  and  Ohio  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  120. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  19th,  1882 79 

S.  O.  77,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Highland  street 
and  sidewalks,  from  the  north  line  of  Washington  street  to  the  centre  of  Market 
street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  120. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  19th,  1882 79 


1 882-1 883]         Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  6rv.  113 


HIGHLAND    STREET. 

S.  O.  88,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Highland  street, 
and  paving  with  brick  and  curbing  with  stone  the  sidewalks,  from  the  north  line 
of  Washington  street  to  the  south  side  of  Ohio  street — 

Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  introduce 
above  entitled  ordinance,  as  a  substitute  for  S.  Os.  10,  II,  46,  47,  and  77,  1882 
(which  are  stricken  from  the  files),  and  it  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  19th, 
1882 79 

Ordinance  is  called  up,  "under  a  suspension  of  the  order  of  business,"  and  is  read 
for  the  second  time  ;  a  communication  from  C.  Zimmerman  is  presented  ;  ordinance 
is  read  for  the  third  time,  and,  after  considerable  sparring,  is  passed,  by  a  vote  of 
17  to  3,  on  July  3d,  1882 151,  152 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  10th,  1882 164 

Remonstrance  (a  page  and  a  half  in  length)  against  passage  of  ordinance  is  pre- 
sented,  165  to  167 

Rules  are  suspended  ;  ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  time ;  and  is  then  referred  to 
Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  Judiciary  Committee 167 

A  briefer  remonstrance,  signed  by  same  parties,  is  presented  to  Common  Council,  and 
is  ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance , 203,  204 

Minority  of  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys,  opposes  the  passage  of  ordinance,  and 
all  of  Judiciary  Committee  recommend  its  passage 250 

Ordinance  is  referred  back  to  aforesaid  committees,  the  City  Attorney,  and  City 
Civil  Engineer 250 

Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  recommends  reference  of  entire  matter  to  the  City 
Commissioners,  as  proposed  improvement  involved  change  of  an  established  street 
grade.     [Concurred  in.] 325 

S.  O.  48,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Highland  street 
and  sidewalks,  from  Washington  street  to  Ohio  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th, 
1883 .> 1 157 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  May  14th,  1883,  and  is 
ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 1201 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  May  21st,  1883 I234 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  May  21st,  1883,  and 
then  refers  same  to  the  City  Attorney  and  the  City  Civil  Engineer 1258,  1259 

Aforesaid  officers  submit  the  following  opinion ;  which  the  Board  of  Aldermen  con- 
curs in  :  "  By  your  reference  to  us  of  the  ordinance  for  the  improvement  of  High- 
land street,  from  Washington  street  to  Ohio  street,  we  understand  that  you  desire 
information  on  three  points,  viz.:  (1)  Has  any  grade  ever  been  established  on 
Highland  street;  (2)  If  a  grade  has  been  established,  can  it  be  changed  without 
first  causing  the  damages,  if  any,  suffered  by  property  owners  along  the  line,  to  be 
assessed  and  tendered  ;  and  (3)  Can  the  grade  of  any  street  which  has  once  been 
established  be  changed  by  the  improvement  of  a  cross-street  at  the  point  of  inter- 
section, if  resisted  by  any  person  interested? 

"  The  first  is  a  question  of  fact,  and,  upon  examination  of  the  records,  your  Engineer 
answers  that  no  grade  has  ever  been  established  for  Highland  street  by  the  city. 
Your  Attorney,  in  answer  to  the  other  questions,  says,  that  section  27  of  the 
Charter  explicitly  provides  that  'when  the  city  authorities  have  once  established 
the  grade  of  any  street  or  alley,  *  *  *  such  grade  shall  not  be  changed  until 
the  damages  occasioned  by  such  change  shall  have  been  assessed  and  tendered  to 
the  parties  injured  or  affected  by  such  change  ;  and  such  damages  shall  be  collected 
by  the  city  from  the  party  or  parties  asking  such  change  of  grade  in  the  manner 
provided  for  the  collection  of  street  improvements.'  The  Supreme  Court  has  con- 
strued this  section  to  mean  just  what  its  language  plainly  imports,  in  the  case  of 
Logansport  vs.  Pollard,  50  Ind.   151.     Hence,  I  answer  your  second   question  in 

15 


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HIGHLAND   STREET — HOLMES   STREET. 

the  negative.  If,  in  the  contemplated  improvement  of  Highland  street,  the  fixed 
grade  of  any  other  street  will  be  changed,  a  reference  of  the  petition  asking  the 
improvement  must  be  first  made  to  the  City  Commissioners,  whose  duty  it  will  be 
to  give  the  proper  notice  to  all  owners  of  property  along  the  line,  and,  after  hear- 
ing evidence,  to  fix  the  amount  of  damages,  if  any,  to  the  persons  affected.  Then, 
upon  tender  thereof  by  the  city,  the  improvement  could  legally  proceed,  but  not 
before.  If  grades  have  already  been  established  on  Washington,  Market,  and  Ohio 
streets,  that  fixes   the  grade   of  Highland   street  at   those  points."     [Concurred 

in.] 1287 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

May  28th,  1883 1288 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Sarah  S.  Kingsbury  et  al.  bring  suit  against  the  city  to  quiet  title  to  this  street,  from 
Washington  street  to  Market  street,  plaintiffs  claiming  that  no  part  of  this  street 
had  been  dedicated  to  the  public,  and  therefore  remains  the  private  property  of 
the  Noah  Noble  heirs.  City  Attorney  sets  up  user  by  the  public,  for  many  years, 
without  protest  by  the  claimants,  as  his  chief  defense 583,  584 

City  Attorney  reports  that  final  judgment  has  been  entered  by  the  lower  Court  in 
favor  of  the  city 812 


HILL  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  72,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Hill  avenue  and 
sidewalks,  from  Baltimore  avenue  to  Brinkman  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  121. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  June  26th,  1882 107 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  first  time  on  June  26th,  1882,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 137 

Aforesaid  body  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

July  24th,  1882 ;...., 249 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

James  W.  Hudson  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 337,  361 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Estimate  ($2,204.44)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 779,  802 


HILLSIDE  AVENUE. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  July,  1882 598 

HOLMES  STREET. 

S.  O.  25,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

sidewalks  of  Holmes  street,  from  Bradshaw  street  to  Buchanan  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 

1883 1097 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  14th,  1883 1206 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  May  21st,  1883...  1257, 

1259,  1260 
No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 


1 882-1 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  115 


HOME  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  181,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
north  sidewalk  of  Home  avenue  (where  not  already  paved),  between  Pennsylvania 
and  Delaware  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  i2i. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  September  4th,  1882 398 

S.  O.  139,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Home  avenue,  be- 
tween Delaware  and  Pennsylvania  streets — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August 
21st,  1882 353 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  September  18th,  1882 452 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  September  25th,  1882, 
and  then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light 475,  476 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 958 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  March  12th,  1883 958 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 1071 

If  any  "proposals  for  making  above  improvement"  were  received  by  the  Common  Council,  as  shown 
above,  the  Committee  on  Contracts  of  said  body  do  not  so  state  in  any  subsequent  report  during 
remainderof  year  1882-1883. 

Jason  S.  Carey  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk,  in  front  of  his  property,  on  north 
side  of  this  avenue,  between  Pennsylvania  and  Delaware  streets 104,  136 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  June,  1882 276 

Same,  during  July,  1882 598 

Same,  during  September,  1882 , 697 


HOME  FOR  FRIENDLESS  WOMEN. 

Amount  paid  out  of  city  treasury,  in  behalf  of  this  Institution,  during  fiscal  year 
ending  with  May  31st,  1882,  $374.95 94,96 

Annual  reports  from  Secretary  and  Treasurer  for  year  1882 , 854,  855 

Board  of  Managers  (all  ladies)  represent  that  this  Institution  is  "  constantly  receiving 
and  caring  for  persons  who  would,  otherwise,  be  an  expense  to  the  city,"  and, 
therefore,  petition  for  the  same  amount  of  aid  that  was  granted  last  year.  [Re- 
ferred to  Council  Committee  on  Public  Charities.] 1273 

Above  petition  was  presented  on  May  28th,  1883  (the  last  meeting  held  in  year  1882-1883). 


HOSBROOK  STREET. 

S.  O.  142,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
sidewalks  of  Hosbrook  street,  from  Cedar  street  to  Dillon  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August  21st 
1882 354 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  September  4th,  1882, 
and  is  ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 405 


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HOSBROOK  STREET — HURON  STREET. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time;  reduces  width  of  side- 
walks to  six  feet ;  reads  it  for  the  third  time,  as  amended  ;  and  passes  it,  on  Sep- 
tember 18th,  1882 453 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  September  25th, 
1882 475,476,477 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 534 

Charles  S.  Roney  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  pro- 
posed work , .. 589 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  Council  award,  with  five  others,  to  its  Committee  on 
Contracts 629 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  foregoing  award  be  approved.     [Concurred 

in.] : : 835 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 845,  876 

Estimate  (#1,141.27)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 1092,  1171 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 598 


HOWARD  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 598 

Same,  during  August,  1882 643,  644 


HOYT  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  65,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Hoyt  avenue,  from 
Dillon  street  to  Linden  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  123. 

Estimate  ($157.52)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 176,  231 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  October,  1882 1221 


HURON  STREET. 

S.  O.  144,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

south  sidewalk  of  Huron  street,  from  Virginia  avenue  to  Dillon  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time  on  August  21st,  1882 , -354 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time ;  amends  it,  by  reducing 
width  of  sidewalk  to  six  feet ;    reads  it  for  the  third  time,  as  amended  ;  and  so 

passes  it,  on  September  18th,  1882 453 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for   the    second  and  third    times ;    and  passes  it,  on    September  25th, 

1882 476.  477 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 534 

Charles  S.  Roney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 589,  630 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 572,  618 

Estimate  (#912.32)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 573,  619 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 , .644 


1 88 2- 1 883]         Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  cfc.  117 


HURON    STREET — ILLINOIS    STREET. 


Petition  for  changing  location  of  a  certain  public  gas-lamp  on  this  street  is  referred, 
by  Common  Council,  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light,  with  power  to  act 825 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  same  petition  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light,  without 
powers 833 


ILLINOIS  STREET. 

S.  O.  112,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  improving  Illinois  street,  by  re-pav- 
ing, with  wood  blocks,  the  roadway,  and  bowldering  the  gutters,  from  Washing- 
ton street  to  the  south  line  of  South  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 
page  123.  [By  error,  I  have  stated  that  this  ordinance  was  stricken  from  the  files  on  May  1st, 
1882;  which  was  not  the  fact. — Geo.  H.  Fleming.] 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  July  3d,  1882 156 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  July  3d,  1882 155 

S.  O.  113,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  bowldering  the  gutters  of  Illinois 
street,  from  Louisiana  street  to  the  south  line  of  South  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 
page  124.  [By  error,  I  have  stated  that  this  ordinance  was  stricken  from  the  files  on  May  1st, 
1882;  which  was  not  the  fact.— Geo.  H.  Fleming.] 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  September  4th,  1882 398 

S.  O.  16,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  re-paving  with  brick 
(where  not  already  properly  paved),  the  east  sidewalk  of  Illinois  street,  from 
Washington  street  to  Louisiana  street— 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 
page  124.  [By  error,  I  have  stated  that  this  ordinance  was  stricken  from  the  files  on  May  1st, 
1882;  which  was  not  the  fact.— Geo.  H.  Fleming.] 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  July  3d,  1882 155 

S.  O.  104,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  re-paving  the  east  side- 
walk of  Illinois  street  (where  not  already  properly  done),  from  Washington  street 
to  Louisiana  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  3d, 

1882 155 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  July  17th,  1882 .196 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882 242 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  28th,  1882..,, 373 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 430 

John  Schier  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  pro- 
posed work 459 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  Council  award  to  its  Committee  on  Contracts..48o,  482 
Aforesaid    committee    recommends    that    above    award  be  approved.      [Concurred 

J"] ; ; ;..  ., 527 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 538,  552 

Estimate  ($378.02)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 686,  727 

Wm.  H.  English  represents  that  he  had,  in  compliance  with  orders  given  him,  re- 
laid  the  sidewalk  in  front  of  certain  of  his  property  on  the  line  of  the  improve- 
ment to  be  made  under  S.  O.  104,  1882;  that,  in  the  month  next  succeeding,  con- 
tractor Schier  tore  up  said  pavement,  and  did  the  work  over  again,  and  now  he  asks 
full  contract  price  for  his  work,  etc.  [Referred  to  Board  of  Public  Improve- 
ments.]  824 


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ILLINOIS   STREET — INDIANA   AVENUE. 

Above  official  board  recommends  that  the  city  pay  one-half  of  the  assessment  ($26.40), 
provided  Mr.  English  pays  the  other  half.     [Council  concurs.] 890 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and 
the  City  Attorney 907 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  concurrence  in  Council  action.    [Approved.]..  1023 

t 

S.  O.  108,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  re-grading  and  bowldering  the 
roadway  of  Illinois  street,  from  Washington  street  to  the  south  line  of  South 
street — • 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  3d, 
1882 156 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  June  17th,  1882 195 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882 242 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  August  28th,  1882 374,  375 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 430 

James  W.  Hudson  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 460,  481 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 493,  520 

Aforesaid  contractor  is  ordered  to  place  as  many  loads  of  cinders  on  this  street,  on 
the  line  of  his  proposed  work,  as  will  fill  the  chuck-holes  therein 594,  633 

City  Marshal  is  ordered  to  notify  contractor  Hudson  to  immediately  proceed  with 
his  work 607 

City  Marshal  is  ordered  to  report  what  aforesaid  contractor  has  done  with  regard  to 
filling  chuck-holes,  and  whether  he  is  ever  going  to  pave  this  street 719 

Aforesaid  officer  reports  that  Hudson  states  that  he  has  not  filled  the  chuck-holes 
because  such  work  is  not  specified  in  his  contract;  and  that  the  contract  will  be 
completed  on  or  before  May  1st,  1883,  to  which  date  said  contract  extends.  [Mat- 
ter is  referred  to  Board  of  Public  Improvements,  with  instructions  to  fill  the 
chuck-holes.]  ; 753,  769 

Hudson  is  granted  until  middle  of  May,  1883,  to  complete  his  contract...  1079,  1124 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  repair  the  sidewalk  in  front  of  Young  Men's 
Christian  Association  building  on  this  street,  and  to  collect  cost  of  such  repairs 
from  said  Association 302,  319 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 276 

Same,  during  July,  1882 598,  599 

Same,  during  August,  1882 644 

Same,  during  September,  1882 697 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1221 


INDIANA  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  94,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  re-grading  and  bowldering  the  road- 
way of  Indiana  avenue,  from  Illinois  street  to  Michigan  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 
first  time,  on  June  19th,  1882 82 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  July  17th,  1882 193 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882 241 

Three  remonstrances  against  bowldering  the  roadway  and  widening  the  sidewalks, 
but  petitioning  for  re-grading  the  roadway,  bowldering  the  gutters,  and  curbing  the 
sidewalks,  are  presented  to  Board  of  Aldermen  on  July  24th,  1882...., 251,  252 


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\ . 

INDIANA   AVENUE. 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
August  28th,  1882 375 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred  to  Councilmen 
Morrison,  Ward,  and  Fultz,  as  a  select  committee  thereon 430 

Remonstrance  against  and  petition  for  passage  of  ordinance  are  presented  to  Com- 
mon Council  on  November  13th,  1882,  and  are  referred  to  the  select  committee  on 
Indiana  avenue  improvement 609,  610 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  the  improvement  provided  for  in  this  ordinance 
does  not  meet  the  wishes  of  the  property  owners  interested,  and  recommends  that 
ordinance  be  amended  so  that  it  shall  consist  with  the  petitions  presented.  [Con- 
curred in.] 792 

Samuel  W.  Patterson  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  worlc.997,  1020 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 1028,  1058 

Estimate  for  above  improvement  was  not  presented  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  101,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering  the  gutters,  and 
curbing  the  sidewalks  of  Indiana  avenue,  from  Illinois  street  to  Michigan  street 
(where  not  already  properly  done)  — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June 
26th,  1882 in 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  July  17th,  1882 194 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  amends  it^by  striking 
out  the  phrase  ''widening  the  sidewalks  to  the  width  of  twenty  feet";  reads  it 
for  the  first  time,  as  amended;  and  so  passes  it,  on  July  24th,  1882 242,  244 

Aforesaid  body  reconsiders  above  action  on  August  14th,  1882,  and  then  refers  ordi- 
nance to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 323 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  S.  O.  94,  1882,  be  passed  in  lieu  of  this  ordi- 
nance  370 

Ordinance  is  again  referred  to  aforesaid  committee,  on  March  12th,  1883 961 

Committee  makes  same  recommedation  as  above 1023 

Aforesaid  body  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  but  refuses  to  pass 
it  (by  an  unanimous  negative  vote),  on  March  26th,  1883 1°23,  1024 

Common  Council,  on  return  of  ordinance,  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets 
and  Alleys 1043 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  an  ordinance  covering  same  line  of  improvement 
[S.  O.  94,  1882]  had  been  passed 1083 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  April  16th,  1883 1083 

S.  O.  150,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  repeal  Special  Ordinance  No.  94  of  1882,  entitled 
"An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  re-grading  and  bowldering  the  roadway  of  Indiana 
avenue,  from  Illinois  street  to  Michigan  street,"  ordained  August  28th,  1882 — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 
4th,  1882 400 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  April  23d,  1883 1112 

S.  O.  155,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering  the  roadway, 
and  curbing  the  gutters  of  Indiana  avenue,  from  West  street  to  Fall  Creek — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time  on  September 
18th,  1882 444 

Remonstrance  against  the  proposed  improvement,  is  presented  on  October  2d,  1882, 
and  is  ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 508 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  October  2d,   1882 512 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  October  9th,  1882  ;  two 
remonstrances  against  the  proposed  improvement  are  presented ;  and  remon- 
strances and  ordinance  are  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 525,  526 


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INDIANA   AVENUE — INDIANAPOLIS,  DECATUR   &    SPRINGFIELD    RAILWAY. 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 809 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it 

on  March  12th,  1883 e 961 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 107 1 

S.  W.  &  R.  H.  Patterson  are  awarded  the    contract  for  doing  the   proposed   work 

1091,    1134 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved  by  Common  Council .  1141 

Board  of  Aldermen  reconsiders  its  approval  of  contract-award,  and  refers  matter  to 
Aldermen  Drew,  DeRuiter,  and  Wood,  the  City  Civil  Engineer,  and  Street  Com- 
missioner  1 173 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  referred  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  49,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  curbing  with  stone  the  gutters  of  Indi- 
ana avenue,  from  Illinois  street  to  the  Canal — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th, 
1883 , 1158 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  May  21st,  1883 , .....1234 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  May  21st,  1883 
1258,  1259,  1260 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  53,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters,  and  graveling  the  roadway  with  screened  gravel,  of  Indiana  avenue,  from 
West  street  to  St.  Clair  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  2.1st, 

1883 . 1241 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  54,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters,  and  graveling  the  roadway  with  screened  gravel,  of  Indiana  avenue,  from 
St.  Clair  street  to  Fall  Creek- 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  21st, 

1883 1241 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Board  of  Public  Improvements,  City  Civil  Engineer,  and  Street  Commissioner  recom- 
mend that  the  City  Civil  Engineer  be  authorized  to  contract  for  the  repairing  of 
the  extension  of  this  avenue,  from  Fall  Creek  bridge  to  White  River  bridge,  at  a 

cost  not  to  exceed  $500.     [Concurred  in.] 10,  44 

Proposals  for  making  above  ordered  repairs  are  opened  and  referred 174 

Samuel  W.  Patterson  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work. ..223,  245 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 341,  365 

Estimate  ($499.98)  is  presented  and  is  allowed... 491,  517 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  June,  1882 276 

Same,  during  July,  1882 599 

Same,  during  August,  1882 644 

Same,  during  September,  1882 697 

Same,  during  October,  1882 , 1221 


INDIANA,  BLOOMINGTON  &  WESTERN  RAILWAY. 

INDIANAPOLIS,  DECATUR  &  SPRINGFIELD  RAILWAY. 
Vide  Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks,  post. 


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INCANDESCENT  ELECTRIC  LIGHT  COMPANY. 

INDIANAPOLIS  BRUSH  ELECTRIC  LIGHT  AND  POWER  COMPANY. 

INDIANAPOLIS  GAS-LIGHT  AND  COKE  COMPANY. 

Vide  Public  Light,  post. 

INDIANAPOLIS  WATER  COMPANY. 
Vide  Water  and  Water  Company,  post. 

INVITATIONS. 

Indianapolis  Gardeners'  Association  invites  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men to  attend  its  picnic,  in  Garfield  Park,  on  July  20th,  1882.     [Accepted.]. ...215 

German  Protestant  Orphan  Association  of  Indianapolis  invites  the  Common  Council 
to  attend  its  Fifth  Anniversary,  to  be  held  on  September  10th,  1882 379 

Citizens  of  Louisville,  Kentucky,  invite  the  Common  Council  to  attend  Railroad 
celebration  on  September  12th,  1882 379 

Henry  Clay  Club  invites  the  Common  Council  to  be  present  at  its  shooting  match  on 
January  19th,  1883.     [Accepted.] 824 

Geo.  H.  Thomas  Post,  G.  A.  R.,  invites  the  Mayor,  Aldermen,  and  Councilmen  to 
participate  in  the  observance  of  Decoration  Day,  May  30th,  1883 1267,  1293 

Councilmen  Reichwein,  Caylor,  and  Dowling,  and  Aldermen  Tucker  and  Rorison  are 
appointed  as  a  Select  Committee  of  Arrangements 1267,  1293 


JEFFERSONVILLE,  MADISON  &  INDIANAPOLIS  RAILROAD. 
Vide  Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks  post. 


JOINT  CONVENTIONS. 

Fourth  Joint  Convention  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  is  held  on 
May  21st,  1883 1247,  I24^ 

Joseph  R.  Shelton  is  elected  as  Market-Master  for  West  Market,  vice  Abraham  L. 
Stoner,  resigned.. 1247 

Robert  Turner  is  elected  as  City  Sexton,  vice  Fielding  Houston,  resigned 1248 


JUDICIARY. 

Councilmen  Pritchard,  Yoke,  and  Fultz  continue  to  act  as  Council  Judiciary  Committee. 
Aldermen    Rorison,  Tucker,  and    Newman    continue  to  act  as    Aldermanic  Judiciary 
Committee. 

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JUDICIARY — KENNINGTON    STREET. 

Council  Judiciary  Committee ;  Reports  from— 

For  full  digests  of  legal  opinions  and  recommendations  submitted  by  this  committee,  see  the  subject- 
headings  indicated  below;  and  for  the  text  of  the  several  reports,  see  the  Journal  pages  following 
such  suggested  subject-headings. 

Accounts  and  Claims 203,  351,  816 

Alleys . 79],  979 

Blake  street 1270 

City  Buildings 891 

City  Orders 894 

Damages  and  Costs 286,  286 

East  street 1150 

Licenses 394 

Linden  street Il5°>  I232 

Markets  and  Sales 127 1 

Meridian  street 108 1 

Metropolitan  Police 1034,  1149 

Missouri  street ,....r 1150 

Ordinances,  Compilation  of ..78,  437 

Parks .' 203 

Pogue's  Run 895 

Public  Health  and  Comfort.... 286,  1192,  1232 

Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks 978 

Sewers 818 

Street  Railways 394,  394,  394,  394,  979,  1000,  1002 

Stieets,  Alleys,  Sidewalks,  etc 978 

Tax  and  Street-Improvement  Sales 203,  350,  395,  499,  500,  712,  712,  817,  817, 

817,818,818,894,894,894,979,  1081,  1 150,  1 150,  1 150,  1151 

Taxes 75,  203,  286,  350,  500,  711,  712,  791,  817,  818,  894,  979,  979,  979, 

1080,  1080,  1081,  1081,  1081,  1081,  1 149,  1150, 
1150,  1151,  1151,  1232,  1270,  1270,  1270,  1270,  1271 

Aldermanic  Judiciary  Committee;  Reports  from — 

For  lull  digests  of  legal  opinions  and  recommendations  submitted  by  this  committee,  see  the  subject- 
headings  indicated  below ;  and  for  the  texts  of  the  several  reports,  see  the  Journal  pages  following 
such  suggested  subject-headings. 

Buildings 425 

Contracts 425,  809 

Highland  street .250 

Licenses 883 

Maryland  street , 562 

Metropolitan  Police 1130 

Missouri  street 1215 

Ordinances,  Compilation  of. 745,  11 27 

Precepts  835 

Public  Schools .485 

Railroads , 1263 

Sanders  street 745,  808 

Sewers ......882 

Street  Railways 1289 

Tax  and  Street-Improvement  Sales 484,  485,  808,  808,  882,  882,  1129,  1129, 

1215,  1215,  1215,  1215 

Taxes 426,  808,  1130,  1179,  1179,  1179,  1179,  1179,  11 79,  1215, 

1289,  1289,  1289 

KENNINGTON  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 .644 


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KENTUCKY  AVENUE. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  July,  1882 599 

Same,  during  August,  1882.... 644 

LAFAYETTE  STREET. 

Vacation  of  thirty-one  feet  of  the  north  end  of  Lafayette  street,  and  a  portion  of  the 
first  alley  north  of  Sixth  street,  from  Howard  street  to  the  C,  I.,  St.  L.  &  C.  Rail- 
road tracks — 
For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  case,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  128  IS® 

City  Commissioners  report  (on  July  17th,  1882)  that  a  remonstrance  against  the  pro- 
posed vacation  had  been  filed,  which  had  not  been  withdrawn;  therefore,  report 
against  prayer  of  petitioners;  and,  also,  state  that  expenses  in  this  case  had  been 
$30.00.      [Approved.].... 185 

Board  of  Health  calls  attention  of  the  Council  to  the  bad  condition  of  this  street, 
between  Third   and   Fourth  streets;  and  states  that  permanent  improvement  is 

much  needed,  etc.     [Referred  to  Board  of  Public  Improvements  ] 283 

No  special  ordinance  was  introduced  for  the  improvement  of  this  street  during  year  1882-1883. 

LAUREL  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  October,  1882 1222 

LEON  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882 698 

LEXINGTON  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  152,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

sidewalks  of  Lexington  avenue,  from  Dilloa  street  to  Linden  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 

18th,  1882 444 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement   is   presented  on   October   2d,  1882, 

and  is  ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 506 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  14th,  1883 1204 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for   the   second   and    third  times;    and   passes  it,  on  May   21st,   1883 

1257,  1259 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  188^-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  October,  1882 1222 

LIBERTY  STREET. 

S.  O.  156,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters  of  Liberty  street,  from  New  York  street  to  Michigan  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 
first  time,  on  September  18th,  1882 444 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  October  2d,  1882 512 


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LIBERTY   STREET — LICENSES. 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  October  9th,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 525 

Aforesaid  body  re-calls  this  ordinance  from  committee;  reads  it  for  the  second  and 
third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  December  nth,  1882 748 

The  fact  that   "  proposals  for  making  above  improvement  were  opened  and  referred  "  was  omitted 
from  Council  Journal  of  January  15th,  1883. 

Richter  &  Twiname  are  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work... 841,  875 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 887,  905 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  42,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  paving  with  brick,  and  curb- 
ing with  stone  the  sidewalks,  and  bowldering  the  gutters  of  Liberty  street,  from 
Michigan  street  to  Massachusetts  avenue  (where  not  already  done) — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th, 

1883 : 1 157 

Remonstrance  against  passage  of  this  ordinance  is  presented  on  May  21st,  1883,  and 
is  ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 1242 

Petition  for  proposed  improvement  is  preeented  on  May  28th,  1883,  and  is  ordered 
to  be  filed  with  ordinance ,....1276 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  44,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
west  sidewalk  of  Liberty  street,  from  New  York  street  to  Michigan  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th, 
1883 1157 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Chris.  Gompf  is  permitted  to  repair  the  gutters  of  this  street,  adjacent  to  his  prop- 
erty  , 25  ,49 

Thomas  D.  Amos  is  permitted  to  pave  the  sidewalk  of  this  street,  adjacent  to  his 
property Ir59>  1212 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  have  double-stone  crosswalks  and  foot-walks  placed 
across  streets  and  alleys  intersecting  this  street,  from  New  York  street  to  Michigan 
street 1160, 12 12 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  pave  city's  portion  of  sidewalk  of  this  street,  at 
junction  of  Massachusetts  avenue 943,  956 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 .* 599 

Same,  during  August,  1882 .....644 

Same,  during  September,  1882 698 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1222 


LICENSES. 

Amount  paid  into  the  city  treasury  as  License-Tax,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with 

May  31st,  1882,  was  $7,041.45,  distributed  as  follows: 95 

Auction  licenses „ $     95.00 

Coal  licenses 118.00 

Dog  licenses 2,568.50 

Dray  licenses 3°5-25 

Express  licenses 675.70 

Hack  licenses 444.00 

Hucksters'  licenses 866.00 

Peddlers'  licenses 656.00 

Show  licenses 913.00 

Vault-cleaners'  licenses. ,.,  ,,.,.. 400.00 


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LICENSES. 

Auctions  and  Auctioneers;    Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Vide  Auctions  and  Auctioneers,  ante. 

Games  and  Sports  J  or  hire  or  pay  ;  Proceedings  concerning — 

G.  O.  44,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  Licensing  of  all  places  where  Tables, 
Alleys,  Machines,  and  Devices  of  any  kind  for  Sports  or  Games  are  kept  for  pay  or 
hire  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  providing  a  Penalty  for  the  violation  thereof — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  131. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  August  21st,  1882 348 

Liquor  Licenses ;  Proceedings,  etc.,  concerning — 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that  in  the  case  of  The  City  vs.  Gottfried  Monninger  (for 
violation  of  the  saloon  license  ordinance),  the  City  Court  had  sustained  the  ordinance 
in  all  its  parts '. 72 

Same  officer  reports  that  the  Superior  Court,  in  Special  Term,  had  sustained  the  finding 
of  the  City  Court , 691 

Same  officer  reports  that  Superior  Court,  in  General  Term,  had  affirmed  the  judgment  of 
the  Special  Term 966 

Same  officer  reports  "An  Ordinance  providing  means  for  the  erection  of  an  Addition  to 
the  City  Hospital,"  in  response  to  an  Aldermanic  motion  ordering  said  officer  to  pre- 
pare and  present  an  ordinance  providing  for  a  transfer  of  $12,000  of  the  liquor-license 
receipts  to  the  General  Fund,  for  the  purpose  of  paying  for  an  addition  to  the  City 
Hospital  building.     [See  subject-heading  "City  Hospital,"  ante."] 848 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  resolution,  by  a  vote  of  16  to  7 87,  88 

H  Whereas,  The  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis 
has  passed  General  Ordinance  No.  41,  1882,  requiring  saloons,  telegraph  companies, 
and  express  companies,  doing  business  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  to  pay  certain 
sums  of  money  into  the  treasury  of  said  city,  as  a  license  for  the  privilege  of  con- 
ducting their  business ;  and, 

"Whereas,  Many  persons  have  complied  with  the  terms  of  said  ordinance,  by  paying 
into  the  treasury  the  amount  required,  and  many  others  will  yet  do  the  same;  and, 

"Whereas,  The  validity  of  said  ordinance,  and  parts  thereof,  is  now  being  contested 
in  the  Courts;  Therefore, 

u  Resolved,  That  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  in  the  event  said  ordin- 
ance, or  any  part  thereof,  shall  be  held  void,  hereby  pledge  themselves  to  vote  for  an 
ordinance  to  refund  any  and  all  sums  which  may  have  heretofore  or  shall  hereafter  be 
paid  under  the  terms  of  said  ordinance  to  the  person  or  persons  who  paid  the  sums : 
Provided,  Said  ordinance  is  only  held  defective  on  fractional  parts  of  a  year,  then 
those  only  affected  thereby  shall  have  their  money  refunded." 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  resolution  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City 

Attorney 126 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  referred  resolution  during  year  1882-1883. 

Aldermanic  Judiciary  Committee  report  adversely  to  the  adoption  of  a  motion  offered  in 
its  body,  ordering  "  That  all  moneys  received  from  liquuor-licenses  be  transferred  to 
the  General  Fund  of  the  city."     [Concurred  in.] 883 

Show  Licenses ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Vide  Exhibitions,  ante. 

Telegraph  Companies  ;  Proceedings  had  concerning  License  Tax  on — 

Vide  Telegraph  Companies,  post. 


126  An  Indexical  Digest  to  Journals  of  [1882-1883 

1  '  '  " 

LICENSES — LINCOLN   AVENUE — LINDEN   STREET. 

Telephone  Companies ;  Proceedings  had  concerning  License  Tax  on — 
Vide  Telephone  Companies,  post. 

Vault  Cleaners'  Licenses ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G,  O.  59,  1882 — An  Ordinance  in  relation  to  persons  licensed  to  engage  in  the  Business 
of  Cleaning  Privy- Vaults,  etc. — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  by  a  select  Council  committee,  and  is  read  for 
the  first  time,  on  July  3d,  1882 ;  and  is  then  referred  to  Council  Judiciary  Com- 
mittee   154,  155 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  back  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Board  of  Health  are  ordered  to  enforce  the  law  providing  for  the  collection  of  vault- 
cleaners'  licenses.; 353 


LINCOLN  AVENUE. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  June,  1882 ....276 

Same,  during  July,  1882 .599 

Same,  during  September,  1882 .. .697 


LINDEN  STREET. 

S.  O.  45,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Linden  street, 
and  sidewalks,  from  Orange  street  to  Pleasanr  Run — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  135. 

Henry  Clay  is  concurrently  awarded,  by  Board  of  Aldermen,  the  contract  for  doing 

the  proposed  work . 33 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 71,  120 

Estimate  ($1,233.36)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 491,  517 

Contractor  Clay  petitions  for  an  allowance  of  $32  34,  amount  assessed  against  lot  19, 
square  8,  in  the  name  of  Fletcher  &  Churchman,  stating  that  said  lot  had  become 
the  property  of  the  State  under  foreclosure  of  mortgage.     [Referred  to  Judiciary 

Committee.] 1 105 

Aforesaid  committee  report  in  favor  of  appropriating  above  mentioned  sum  of  money. 
[Referred   back   to  committee,  with  instructions  to  present  Clay's  claim  to  the 

State  authorities  for  payment.] llS°i  ll51 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  claim  had  been  presented  to  State  officers  and  pay- 
ment refused,  and  recommeads  that  Clay  be  paid  by  the  city,  through  June  mis- 
cellaneous appropriation  ordinance.     [Concurred  in.] I232j  I258 

S.  O.  135,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  paving  with  brick  the  west  sidewalk 
of  Linden  street,  from  Orange  street  to  the  south  side  of  lot  20,  square  8,  in  Hub- 
bard, Martindale  &  McCarty's  Southeast  Addition — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 
first  time,  on  August,  21st,  1882 -V  •• 353 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  September  nth,  1882, 
and,  with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 410 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 545 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  April  23d,  1883. 1 1 13 


1882-1883]       Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &v.  127 


LINDEN   STREET — LORD    STREET. 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 
then  refers  same  (with  remonstrance  presented)  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and 
Alleys 1 1 75,  "78 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1216 

Ordinance  is  referred  back  to  Aldermanic  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys,  to  which 
is  added  Committee  on  Finance 12 16 

Majority  of  aforesaid  committees  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1262 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  175,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 

fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Linden  street,  between 

Prospect  street  and  Pleasant  Run — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  October 

1 6th,  1882 547 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 1115 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys H76>  1 l7& 

Aforesaid  committee  returns  ordinance  without  recommendation 1263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 .644 

Same,  during  September,  1882 697 

LIQUOR  LICENSES. 
Vide  Licenses,  ante. 

LOCKE  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 276 

LOCKERBIE  STREET. 

S.  O.  43,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters,  and  paving  with  brick  the  sidewalks  of  Lockerbie  street,  from  Liberty 
street  to  Noble  street — 

Above  entitled   ordinance  is  introduced,  with  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time,  on  May  7th,  1883 1157 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

LOCUST  STREET. 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  repair  the  washout  in  this  street,  at  intersection 
with  third  alley  south  of  Ray  street...  ., , 549,  560 

LORD  STREET. 

Board  of  Health  condemns  the  gutters  of  this  street,  from  Pine  street  to  the  first  alley 
west,  for  being  injurious  to  the  public  health.  [Referred  to  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements.]  283 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882  276 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1221 


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LOUISIANA  STREET. 

S.  O.  159,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  paving  with  brick,  and  curb- 
ing with  stone,  the  north  sidewalk  of  Louisiana  street,  from  East  street  to  Noble 
street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 
18th,  1882 445 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  October  2d,  1882,  and, 
with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 509 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 819 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  April  23d,  1883 . 1114 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 176,  1 178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1216 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  2ist,  1883 1261 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

William  Powell  is  permitted  to  lay  a  double-stone  crosswalk,  from  No.  28  W.  Louisi- 
ana street  to  the  Union  Passenger  Depot .' 758,  770 

Judson  S.  Hawes  is  permitted  to  lay  a  double-stone  crosswalk,  from  No.  24  W.  Lou- 
isiana street  to  the  middle  door  of  the  Union  Passenger  Depot 987,  1013 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 276 

Same,  during  July,  1882 599 

Same,  during  September,  1882 697 


Mccarty  street. 

S.  O.  124,  1 88 1  —  An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
south  sidewalk  of  McCarty  street,  from  East  street  to  Virginia  avenue — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  136  and  137. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  19th,  1882 ...84 

S.  O.  70,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
sidewalks  of  McCarty  street,  from  East  street  to  Virginia  avenue — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  137. 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  recommends  that  this  ordinance  be 

passed 63 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes 

it,  on  June  13th,  1882 67 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 174 

Charles  S.  Roney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 223,  245 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 265,  312 

Estimate  (#1,110.61)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 490,  517 

S.  O.  46,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
north  sidewalk  of  McCarty  street,  from  Chadwick  street  to  West  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th, 
1883 1 157 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  May  21st,  1883 1233 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  28th,  1883....  1287 
No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 


1 88 2- 1 883]         Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  129 

MCCARTY    STREET — MALOTT    AVENUE. 

I.  Rebensberger  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk  in  front  of  No.  23  W.  McCarty 
street 5°9>  522 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 278 

Same,  during  July,  1882 601 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1223 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1227 


McNABB  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 278 

Same,  during  September,  1882 , 699 


MACY  STREET. 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  establish  the  lines  of  this  [alias  Alvord)  street,  from 
Massachusetts  avenue  to  Seventh  street , 511 


MADISON  AVENUE. 

Vacation  of  Madison  avenue,  Webb  street,  and  two  alleys  on  east  and  west  sides  of 
Webb  street,  so  far  as  the  same  lie  in  Frank  &  Seiders's  Subdivision  of  lot  3  of 
Schroer's  Subdivision  of  e.  ^  s.  w.  j^  of  sec.  13,  tp.  15,  r.  3  e. — 

For  petition  (amended  and  formal)  in  this  case,  and  first  report  from  Council  Committee  on  Streets 
and  Alleys,  see  Journals  for  1881  1882,  pages  1210  and  1262. 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  states  that  "petitioners  have  made  the 
proper  advertisement  according  to  law,"  and  offers  and  recommends  the  adoption 
of  resolution  referring  the  case  to  the  City  Commissioners 13 

Resolution  referring  this  case  to  the  City  Commissioners  is  duly  adopted  by  the  Com- 
mon Council  on  June  5th,  1882 13 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 45 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  no  further  action  be  taken  in  this  matter  until 
petitioners  file  a  satisfactory  bond  for  expenses  of  case.      [Concurred  in.] 129 

Indemnifying  bond,  signed  by  Bernard  Backmann  and  Franz  Kosters,  is  submitted 
on  July  24th,  1882,  and  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 247 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  bond  is  satisfactory,  and  recommends  that  resolution 
of  reference  be  adopted 325 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  resolution  on  August  14th,  1882 325,  326 

Common  Council  approves  the  indemnifying  bond  on  August  21st,  1882 352 

City  Commissioners  recommend  that  Madison  avenue  be  not  vacated,  but  report 
favorably  upon  the  vacation  of  Webb  street  and  the  two  alleys,  and  assess  expenses 
of  case  at  $51 708,  709 

Resolution  accepting,  adopting,  and  approving  the  findings  of  the  City  Commis- 
sioners in  this  case,  and  ordering  the  vacation  of  Webb  street  and  the  two  alleys, 
as  prayed,  is  adopted  on  December  4th  and   nth,  1882.... 709,710;  736 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  July,  1882 599 

Same,  during  September,  1882 698 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1222 


MALOTT  AVENUE. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  August,  1882 645 

17 


130  An  Indexical  Digest  to  Journals  of  [1 882-1 883 


MARKET  STREET. 

S.  O.  177,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  white  cedar 
blocks,  the  roadway  of  Market  street,  from  Pennsylvania  street  to  Delaware  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  December 
4th,  1882 718 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  April  23d,  1883 1116 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and  then 
refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 176,  1 178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  not  passed,  but  that  an  ordi- 
nance be  introduced  providing  for  the  improvement  of  this  street  with  Medina 

stone.     [Board  of  Aldermen  concurs.] 1216 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Cabinet-Makers'  Union  petition  for  the  change  of  grade  of  north  sidewalk  of  this 
street,  from  Pine  street  to  the  first  alley  west  thereof,  by  raising  said  sidewalk  four 
inches,  re-paving  and  curbing  same,  at  their  expense.  [Referred  to  Council  Com- 
mittee on  Streets  and  Alleys.] :..... 900 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  repair  the  stone  crosswalks  of  this  street,  where 
same  cross  East  street .' 449,  474 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 « 277 

Same,  during  July,  1882 600 

Same,  during  August,  1882 C.645 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1223 

Same,  during  November,  1882 ...1227 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1230 


MARKETS,  MARKET-HOUSES,  AND  SALES. 

Market  Rents  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882 .....$2,143.75         95 

Market-Masters' Fees,  during  same  year 4,084.83         96 

$6,228.58 

Repairs,  etc. — Expended  on  account  of $    190.30  94 

Market  Masters'  Fees  paid 2,471.45  94 

$2,661.75 

Net  earnings $3,566.83 

Estimated  expenditures  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882,  for 

repairs,  etc ...    $300.00         62 

Estimated  expenditures  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883 $200.00       743 

Councilmen  Mauer,  Caylor,  and    Harrold   continue  to  act  as    Council   Committee   on 

Markets. 
Aldermen   Drew,  DeRuiter,  and  Wood  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee  on 

Markets. 

General  Legislation  had  relative  to  Markets  and  Sales — ■ 

G.  O.  5,  1879 — An  Ordinance  amending  Sections  One  (1)  and  Two  (2)  of  "An  Or- 
dinance regulating  the  Weighing  and  Sale  of  Coal  and  Coke  in  the  City  of  Indi- 
anapolis"— 


1 882-1 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  131 


MARKETS,    MARKET-HOUSES,    AND    SALES. 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1878-1879, 
page  752;  and  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  pages  138  and  139. 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Railroads,  to  whom  above  ordinance  was  re-referred  on  May 
29th,  1882,  failed  to  make  a  report — pro  or  con — up  to  and  including  May  28th,  1883. 

G.  O.  72,  i88r— An  Ordinance  to  amend  Section  Thirteen  of  the  Market  Ordinance 
ordained  July  2d,  1878 — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 
page  139.     This  ordinance  has  disappeared  from  the  Council's  ordinance  files. 

G.  O.  25,  1883 — An  Ordinance  making  it  unlawful  to  sell  Produce  from  Railroad  Cars, 
without  a  License — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 
1883  „ 1096 

Forty-two  "citizens  and  business  men  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  earnestly  protest 
against  the  passage  of  the  above  designated,  or  any  similar,  ordinance  by  your  honor- 
able body,"  and  give  especially  cogent  reasons  for  their  opposition  to  such  an  enact- 
ment. [Referred,  with  ordinance,  to  Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City 
Attorney.] , 1168,  1 169 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  as  follows:  "Your  committee  are  unable  to  find  any  pro- 
vision of  the  city  charter  giving  the  Council  and  Board  any  power  to  pass  such  an 
ordinance.  We  have  just  as  much  authority  to  impose  a  tax  of  $30  upon  each  car 
load  of  hogs,  cattle,  horses,  coal,  dry  goods,  or  groceries,  as  upon  a  car  load  of  pota- 
toes or  watermelons."     [Approved.] 1271 

Common  Council  strikes  ordinance  from  the  files  on  May  28th,  1883 1270 

City  Cltrk  is  ordered  to  advertise  the  leaseholds  of  the  stalls  and  stands  at  the  East  and 
West  Markets  for  sale  on  June  23d,  1882 12 

The  following  proviso  is  ordered  to  be  added  to  market-leases:  "The  city  may  ter- 
minate this  lease,  at  any  time,  by  giving  at  least  thirty  days'  notice;  in  which  event, 
a.  pro  rata  amount  of.  any  moneys  that  may  have  been  paid  into  the  city  treasury  shall 
be  refunded  for  the  unexpired  time" 12 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  both  of  above  matters  to  its  Committee  on  Markets 43 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Markets  did  not  report  on  above  matters  during  year  1882-1883. 

East  Market;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

City  Market-Master — Orville  B.  Rankin  continues  to  hold  this  office. 

City  Weigher — Jesse  DeHaven  continues  to  hold  this  office. 

City  Wood-Measurer — Jonas  F.  Parker  continues  to  hold  this  office. 

Council  Committee  on  Markets  estimates  rents  from  this  Market,  during  fiscal  year  end- 
ing with  May  31st,  1883,  at  $3,208.00 I2 

Moritz  Kaufman  states  that  his  butcher-stall  in  this  Market  was  sold  out,  without  his 
knowledge  or  consent,  and  to  his  great  damage,  at  the  June  sale,  and  asks  that  it  be 

restored  to  him.     [Referred  to  Committee  on  Markets.] 101 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

West  Market;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

City  Market-Master— Abraham  L.  Stoner  resigns  on  May  14th,  1883 1193 

Joseph  R.  Shelton  is  elected  by  Fourth  Joint  Convention,  held  on  May  21st,  1883,  to 
fill  the  vacancy  thus  occasioned ^47 

Council  Committee  on  Markets  estimates  rents  from  this  Market,  during  fiscal  year  ending 
with  May  31st,  1883,  at  $595.00 I2 


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MARKETS,    MARKET-HOUSES,    AND    SALES. 

Market-Master  Stoner,in  a  lengthy  communication,  addressed  to  committeeman  Harrold, 
claims  that  the  plan  by  which  he  is  managing  this  public  property  will  realize  the  city 
at  least  $300  per  annum  more  than  that  proposed  by  the  Council  Committee  on  Mar- 
kets, and  asserts  that  "the  change  contemplated  by  your  committee  would  be  detri- 
mental to  the  Market  as  well  as  to  the  interest  of  the  city."     [Referred  to  Council 

Judiciary  Committee.] 86 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Common  Council,  on  April  23d,  1883,  refers  the  following  resolution  to  its  Committee 
on  Markets :  "  Resolved,  That  the  Sergeant  of  the  Council  notify  all  parties  who  have 
or  are  building  houses  on  the  West  Market  Space,  and  renting  the  same  for  $10  and 
$15  per  month,  and  converting  the  same  to  their  own  use,  to  at  once  stop  all  such 
collections.  Further,  To  notify  D.  Wintroel  &  Son,  and  all  other  parties  upon  the 
West  Market  Space,  now  paying  rent  to  outside  parties,  to  pay  no  more  rent  to  any 
one  except  the  West  Market-Master" •. 1 104 

Aforesaid  committee  reported  as  follows  : 1 151,  1152 

<c(l)  That  the  whole  space  was  being  rented  by  private  parties,  at  $6,  #8,  and  $10  per 
stand,  the  money  collected  by  them  and  appropriated  to  their  own  use.  (2)  We 
found  seven  or  eight  families  living  upon  the  Space,  and  some  seven  of  them  paying 
their  rent  every  month  (from  $4  to  $10  per  month)  to  private  individuals,  who  appro- 
priated the  same  to  their  own  use.  (3)  We  found  the  Space  in  a  dirty  and  filthy 
condition.  (4)  We  found  curb-stone  stands  rented  to  certain  parties  by  the  week,  at 
75  cents  per  week,  and  same  stands  let  to  other  parties,  at  an  additional  rent  for  same 
stands,  at  times  when  no  market  was  there.  All  of  which  things  are  in  open  violation 
of  the  Market  Ordinance. 

"  More  than  ten  days  ago,  your  committee  directed  A.  L.  Stoner,  the  West  Market-Mas- 
ter, to  correct,  at  once,  the  above  abuses,  and  to  require  all  families  to  be  off  the  Space 
in  ten  days,  and  to  clean  the  Space  up.  The  ten  days  expired  Friday,  May  4,  1883. 
To-day  a  member  of  your  committee  visited  the  Space,  to  ascertain  what,  if  anything, 
had  been  done.  We  found  all  families  still  in  possession  and  residing  thereon,  with 
little  or  no  cleaning  done.  No  attention  seems  to  have  been  paid  to  the  orders  of 
your  committee  by  the  Market-Master,  neither  does  he  seem  to  care  about  any  pro- 
vision of  the  Market  Ordinance." 

Common  Council  first  adopts  the  following  resolution ;  then  reconsiders  its  action,  and 
refers  resolution  to  its  Committee  on  Markets  and  the  City  Attorney:  "Whereas, 
Almost  every  provision  of  the  Market  Ordinance  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  has  been 
openly  and  continually  violated  for  months  past,  with  the  knowledge  and  consent  of 
the  West  Market-Master,  A.  L.  Stoner,  as  shown  by  report  of  Market  Committee : 
Therefore,  be  it  Resolved  by  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  That  the  office  of  West  Market-Master  be,  and  the  same  is  hereby, 
declared  vacant" 1152 

Market-Master  Stoner  resigns  his  position  on  May  14th,  1883.     [ Accepted.].. 1 193,  1216 

Joseph  R.  Shelton  is  appointed,  temporarily,  to  fill  the  vacancy  caused  by  Stoner's 
resignation I][94>  !255 

Joseph  R.  Shelton  is  elected  as  Market-Master  for  the  West  Market,  by  Fourth  Joint 
Convention  of  Common  Council  and  /Board  of  Aldermen,  held  on  May  2 1st, 
1883 1247 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  motion  on  April  23d,  1883:  "That  the  Com- 
mittee on  Markets  be  instructed,  if  they  find  outside  parties  collecting  rents  on  West 
Market,  to  notify  them  to  stop,  and  to  notify  all  parties  to  pay  their  rent  to  the  Market- 
Master  or  to  the  City  Treasurer,  as  the  committee  think  best.  Further,  That  they 
make  new  lease  of  the  Space  for  five  years,  at  terms  according  to  existing  lease"...  1 106 

Sixty  citizens  petition  for  the  removal  of  the  West  Market  from  its  present  site,  stating 
three  abuses  and  violations  of  Market  Ordinance  by  Market-Master  and  Marketers 
in  charge  of  said  Space  and  attending  same.  [Referred  to  Council  Committee  on 
Markets.] 1168 


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MARKETS,    MARKET-HOUSES,    AND    SALES — MARYLAND    STREET. 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  "  the  reasons  set  forth  in  said  petition  are  true,"  and 

recommends  that  present  Space  be  not  re-leased.     [Council  concurs.] H94,  1*95 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Markets 1256 

C.  E.  Coffin  &  Co.,  agents,  tender  lease  of  present  West  Market  site,  from  and  after 
August  8th,  1883  (when  present  lease  expires),  at  $300  a  year,  for  term  of  one  or  three 
years — proposition  to  be  accepted  or  rejected  by  July  1st,  1883.     Referred  to  Council 

Committee  on  Markets.] 1273 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  lower  the  alley-culvert,  situated  in  the  centre  of  this 
Space,  so  that  standing  water  may  be  drained  off 214,  238 

Repair  work  done  Market  Spaces,  during  July,  1882 600 

Same,  during  August,  1882 645 

Same,  during  September,  1882 698 


MARYLAND  STREET. 

S.  O.  107,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 

gutters  of  Maryland  street  (where  not  already  done),  from  Mississippi  street  to 

Tennessee  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  3d, 

1882 156 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  July  17th,  1882 195 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882 242 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  28th,  1882 373 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 430 

James  Mahoney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 460,  480 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 538,  552 

Estimate  ($634.45)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 1072,  1121 

S.  O.  113,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  paving  with  brick,  and  curb- 
ing with  stone,  the  north  sidewalk  of  Maryland  street,  from  the  alley  on  the  west 
line  of  outlot  143  to  a  point  105  feet  east  of  said  alley — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  17th, 
1882. 210 

Remonstrance  against  the  proposed  improvement,  is  presented  on  August  21st,  1882, 
and,  with  ordinance,  is  referrred  to  City  Attorney 347 

City  Attorney  Denny  submits  the  following  legal  opinion  in  answer  to  the  statements 
set  forth  in  above  remonstrance:  "Special  Ordinance  113,  1882,  together  with 
the  communication  of  Edward  King,  relative  thereto,  and  other  matters,  was 
referred  to  me  at  the  last  meeting,  for  the  purpose,  as  I  suppose,  of  getting  my 
opinion  as  to  whether  the  said  ordinance,  now  pending,  can  be  legally  passed,  and 
a  legal  contract  awarded  thereunder.  While  it  may  not  have  been  a  proper 
thing  for  Mr.  Spaulding  to  remove  the  materials  placed  on  the  sidewalk  by  him 
[under  S.  O.  27,  1881],  because  he  could  not  make  collection  from  Mr.  King,  and 
although  he  might  have  been  injoined  from  doing  so  by  Mr.  King  (or  the  city, 
possibly),  at  the  time,  yet,  it  having  been  done,  I  do  not  see  that  Mr.  King  now  has 
power  to  prevent  the  work  being  done  over  again,  or  to  resist  payment,  provided 
the  ordinance  shall  be  passed  by  the  necessary  two- thirds  vote,  and  the  contract 
properly  awarded.  Mr.  King  will  not  be  damaged  any  more  than  he  would  have 
been  had  the  first  ordinance  been  properly  passed,  so  as  to  have  been  legally  en- 
forced, for  he  is  out  nothing.     He  can  equitably  claim  nothing,  and  can  properly  do 


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MARYLAND   STREET — MASSACHUSETTS   AVENUE — MAYOR. 

nothing  in  the  premises,  except  remonstrate  against  the  passage  of  the  pending 
ordinance,  which  he  has  done.  As  to  his  request  for  an  investigation  as  to  the 
causes  and  circumstances  attending  the  destruction  of  the  former  sidewalk,  I  do 
not  understand  that  I  am  called  upon  to  advise  the  Council.  I  return  the  ordi- 
nance to  the  Clerk."     [Received] 388 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
by  an  unnanimous  vote,  on  September  18th,  1882 450 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  September  25th,  1882, 
and  then  refers  same  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney 475,  476 

Aforesaid  committee  refers  to  the  preceding  report  from  the  City  Attorney,  "approve 
of  the  views  there  stated,"  and  report  the  ordinance  back  on  that  opinion,  with- 
out recommendation ..., 562 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
by  a  vote  of  9  to  I,  on  October  23d,  1882 564,  565 

Motion  to  re-consider  passage  of  ordinance  is  rejected  by  vote  of  6  nays  to  2  ayes..630 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 685 

James  Mahoney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 749,  766 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved ; 845,  877 

Estimate  ($92.40)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 1072,  1121 

City  Attorney  Denny  procures  and  reports  the  deed  of  dedication  for  an  extenson  of 
this  street,  in  a  width  of  forty  feet,  through  square  79,  granted  to  the  City  of 
Indianapolis  by  the  Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indianapolis  Railway 
Company,  and  the  (then)  Indianapolis,  Peru  &  Chicago  Railway  Company,  under 
the  contract  set  out  in  G.  O.  4,  1878,  and  suggests  that  City  Clerk  cause  the  same 
to  be  recorded.     [Approved.] 435,  471 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 « 277 

Same,  during  August,  1882 645 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1222 


MASSACHUSETTS  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  121,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  curbing  with  stone  the  sidewalks  of 
Massachusetts  avenue  (where  not  already  curbed),  from  Pennsylvania  street  to 
New  Jersey  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  143. 

Estimate  ($860.79)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 2,  41 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  lay  city's  portion  of  sidewalk  on  this  street,  at 
intersection  of  Liberty  street , 943,  956 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  July,  1882 599 

Same,  during  August,  1882 .....645 

Same,  during  September,  1882 698 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1222 


MAYOR. 
Hon.  Daniel  W.  Grubbs  continues  to  hold  the  office  of  Mayor. 

Fines  by  him  collected,  and  paid  into  city  treasury.     [See  under  subject-heading  of 

"City  Court";  also,  Journal  pages 69,  174,  339,  489,  534,  685,  750,  842, 

915,  1027,  1139 


1882-1883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  135 


MAYOR — MEEK    STREET — MERIDIAN    STREET. 

Mayor's  fees  by  him  collected,  and  paid  into  city  treasury.     [See  under  subject-head- 
ing of  "  City  Court"  ;  also,  Journal  pages 69,  174,  339,  489,  534,  685,  750, 

842,  915,  1027,  1 139 

Police  witness-fees  by  him  collected,  and  paid  into  city  treasury.     [See  under  sub- 
ject-heading of  "City  Court"  ;   also,  Journal  pages 69,  174,  339,  489,  534, 

685,750,842,915,  1027,  1 139 


MEEK  STREET. 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  open  the  gutters  of  this  street,  between   Dillon 
and  Pine  streets,  so  as  to  drain  the  Dillon  street  intersection 1243,  I2^5 


MERIDIAN  STREET. 

S.  O.  116,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick, 
(where  not  already  paved),  the  east  sidewalk  of  Meridian  street,  from  McCarty 
street  to  Morris  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  149. 

Contractor  Spaulding  is  granted   until  June   30th,  1882,  in  which  to  complete  his 

work 117,  159 

Estimate  (#540.26)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 261,307 

S.  O.  117,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
west  gutter  (where  not  already  bowldered  or  curbed)  of  Meridian  street,  from 
McCarty  street  to  Morris  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  149. 

Journals  for  1882-1883  do  not  show  any  further  action  on  above  case. 

S.  O.  41,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  paving  with  cedar  blocks  the  roadway 
of  Meridian  street,  and  bowldering  the  wings  of  street  and  alley  crossings  thereof, 
from  New  York  street  to  St. Clair  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  147  and  148. 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred I 

J.  F.  and  J.  H.  Talbott  are  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work..29,  53 
City  Civil  Engineer  reports  that  the  Messrs.  Talbott  have  filed  their  contract  and 
bond  with  him,  but  he  withholds  same,  at  their  request,  in  order  that  State  Audi- 
tor and  State  Treasurer  may  still  further  consider  the  matter  of  giving  their  con- 
sent, in  writing,  to  the  improvement  of  said  street  adjacent  to  the  State's  property 
which  abuts  on  said  line.  [Mayor  Grubbs,  President  Layman,  and  Board  of  Pub- 
lic Improvements  are  appointed  as  a  select  committee  to  look  after  this  written 

consent.] 71 

Aforesaid  State  officers  give  their  written  consent,  in  behalf  of  the  State,  for 
the  making  of  above  described  improvement  adjacent  to  University  Square 
and  the  Institute  for  the  Education  of  the  Blind,  provided  the  contractors 
will  not  demand  the  assessment  against  the  State  until  the  General  Assembly  shall 
make  a  specific  appropriation  therefor.     [Proposition  is  accepted.] 97,  134 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 98,  134 

Contractors  Talbott  are  ordered  to  be  notified,  on  September  25th  and  October  2d, 
1882,  that  if  they  do  not  proceed  and  complete  the  contract  without  further  delay, 
suit  will  be  brought  on  their  bond 486,  502 


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MERIDIAN    STREET. 

Contractors  Talbott  are  granted  until  October  23d,  1882,  in  which  to  complete  their 

work 550,  561,  655 

Estimate  (#18,441.00)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 638,  660,  665 

S.  O.  42,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  paving  with  cedar  blocks  the  road- 
way of  Meridian  street,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  Seventh  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  148. 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred I 

John  A.  Whitsit  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 30,  53 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 55,  68 

Estimate  (#17,955.00)  is  presented  and  is  allowed. 264,  309 

Council  Committee  on  Contracts  recommends  that  two  assistant  engineers  [superin- 
tendents] be  employed  during  the  progress  of  work  under  S.  Os.  41  and  42,  1882. 

[Council  concurs.] 29,  30 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  recommendation  to  its  Committee  on  Finance„53 
Aforesaid  committee  makes  sundry  recommendations,  all  of  which  are  rejected...  128 
Aforesaid  body  finally  amends  Council  action,  by  fixing  pay  of  the  two  proposed  ap- 
pointees at  #2.50  each  a  day  „ 129 

Common  Council  fixes  the  compensation  at  #3.50  a  day ill,  112 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  a  motion,  fixing  the  per  diem  ai  #3  and  limiting  the  actual 

time  to  be  employed  to  sixty  days , 133 

Common  Council  amends  its  prior  action,  by  fixing  pay  at  #3  day 117 

Board  of  Aldermen  adheres  to  its  former  action 130 

Common  Council  concurs  in  above  Aldermanie  action... . 118 

James  E.  Twiname  and  J.  H.  Forrest  are  nominated  by  City  Civil  Engineer.  [Com- 
mon Council  confirms  the  nominees  ]., 141 

Board  of  Aldermen  fails  to  concur  in  Council  action 162,  163 

Aforesaid  body  appoints  James  E.  Twiname  and  John  G.  Pendergast  by  a  mo- 
tion...  .' 171,  172 

Common  Council  adheres  to  its  former  appointments 209 

Board  of  Aldermen  recedes  from  its  former  action,  and  thus  postpones  further  pro- 
ceedings   229 

S.  O.  53,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Meridian  street,  be- 
tween Kansas  street  and  Arizona  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  149  and  150. 

Aldermanie  Committee  on  Public  Light  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 63 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  June  13th,  1882 67 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 173 

W.  J.  Freaney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 222,  245 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 341,  365 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports  that  nearly  all  of  the  territory  on  the  west  side  of  this 

proposed  improvement  "is  not  within  the  corporate  limits,"  and  recommends  that 

contract  be  annulled 384 

Common  Council  concurs  in  foregoing  recommendation 384 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Property  and  the 

City  Attorney 418 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 
City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  advertise  for  proposals  to  bowlder  the  alley-wings 

on  the  east  side  of  this  street,  between  McCarty  and  Morris  streets 155,  163 


1882-1883]         Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  137 


MERIDIAN    STREET — MERRILL    STREET. 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 259 

James  W.  Hudson  is  awarded  the  contrac  for  doing  the  proposed  work 304,  321 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 341,  365 

Estimate  ($161.23)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 340,  363 

Board  of  Public  Improvements  introduce,  and  recommend  the  passage  of,  the  following 

General  Ordinance  : 
G.  O    12,  1883 — An  Ordinance  making  it  unlawful  for  any  one  to  haul  Heavy  Loads  of 

Freight  on  N.  Meridian  street,  between  New  York  and  Seventh  streets — 

Above  entitled  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  March  19th,  1883 969 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  30,  1883 — An  Ordinance  making  it  unlawful  for  any  Person  to  cause  to  be  drawn 
any  heavily-loaded  wagon  over  N.  Meridian  street  or  N.  Delaware  street,  in  the  City 
of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May   14th, 

1883  1189 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Owner  of  property  on  northwest  corner  of  this  and  New  York  streets  is  ordered  to  raise 
brick  sidewalk  so  that  water  will  drain  into  gutter 1 108,  1 174 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  designate  the  proper  street-numbers  for  N.  Meridian 
street 300,  319 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  clean  this  street,  from  New  York  street  to  St.  Clair 
street, 960,  1040 

Repair  work  dnne  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 277 

Same,  during  July,  1882 600 

Same,  duiing  August,  1882 645 

Same,  during  September,  1882 698 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1222,  1223 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1227 

MERRILL  STREET. 

S.  O.  no,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  g.s,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Merrill  street,  from  Dela- 
ware street  to  Pennsylvania  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  150. 

Estimate  ($.1.2.50)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 139,  160 

S.  O.  170,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
sidewalks  of  Merrill  street,  from  East  street  to  Virginia  avenue — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September  25th, 
188    465 

Petition  for  above  improvement  i<  presented  on  October  1 6th,  1882,  and,  with  ordinance, 
is  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 549 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 818 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

John  C.  Lippert  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk  adjacent  to  his  property  on  this 
street 607,  676 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 645 

Same,  during  September,  1882 698 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1222 

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MICHIGAN  STREET. 

S.  O.  2,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the  north 
sidewalk  of  Michigan  street  (except  where  already  properly  paved),  between  East  and 
Noble  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  151. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  19th,  1882 82 

S.  O.  92,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the  north 

sidewaik  of  Michigan  street,  from  East  street  to  Liberty  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  19th, 

1882 82 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

July  17th,  1882 , 192 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882 241 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

August  28th,  1882 , 372 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred '.....429 

Charles  S.  Roney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 458,  479 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 493,  519 

Estimate  ($156.89)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 536,  552 

S.  O.  138,   1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 

gutters  of   Michigan  street  (where  not  already  done),  from  Tennessee  street  to  the 

C,  I.,  St.  L.  &  C.  R.  R.  tracks- 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August  21st, 

1882 353 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  September  nth,  1882,  and, 

with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  ]>oard  of  Public  Improvements ..408 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 277 

Same,  during  July,  1882 600 

Same,  during  September,  1882 699 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1223 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1227 

Same,  during  December,  1882... „ 1230 


MILITARY  PARK. 

Vide  Public  Parks,  post. 

MINERVA  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882 699 

MINNESOTA  STREET. 

S.  O.  106,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Minnesota  street 

and  sidewalks,  from  Madison  avenue  to  East  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  [as  a  substitute  for  S.  O.  9,  1882],  and  is  read 

for  the  first  time,  on  July  3d,  1882 , 155 


1 83 2-i  883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  <5rV.  139 


MINNESOTA    STREET — MISSISSIPPI    STREET. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

July  17th,  1882 195 

Board  of  AMermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  July  24th,  1882 242 

Aforesaid  hody  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes   ft,  on 

August  28th,  1882 373 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 430 

Fred.  Gansberg  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work ...459,  480 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 493,  52° 

Estimate  ($1,407.06)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 686,  728 


MISSISSIPPI    STREET. 

S.  O.  22,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the  side- 
walks of  Mississippi  street,  from  Second  street  to  Seventh  street  (where  not  already 
properly  paved) — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  152. 

Aldermanic    Committee   on    Streets   and    Alleys    recommends   that    this  ordinance  be 

passed 63 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  June  13th,  1882 , 66 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 173 

R.  P.  Dunning  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 222,  245 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 265,  312 

Estimate  ($1,716.09)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 535,  552 

S.  O.  59,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the  west 
sidew.dk  of  Mississippi  street,  from  First  street  to  Second  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  152. 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  June  I2ih,  1882,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 40 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 129 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  ir,  on 

June  26th,  1882 131 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 174 

August  Richter  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 224,  246 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 265,  312 

Estimate  ($181,381  is  presented  >and  is  allowed 379,  414 

S.  O.  112,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering  the  gutters,  and 
curbing  with  stone  the  sidewalks  of  Mississippi  street,  fiom  Maryland  street  to  Wash- 
ington street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  17th, 

1882 : 210 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  21,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp  posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Mississippi  street,  between 
Garden  and  Merrill  streets — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time  on,  April  23d,  1883, 

and  is  then  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Public  Light 1096 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Mrs.  John  D.  Howland  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk  adjacent  to  her  property, 
No.  630  N.  Mississippi  street 100,  159 


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MISSISSIPPI    STREET — MISSOURI    STREET. 

Deloss  Root  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk  adjacent  to  his  property,  at  corner  of 
this  and  North  streets 298,  319 

Property  owners  on  the  west  side  of  this  street,  between  Pratt  and  St.  Clair  streets,  are 
ordered  to  repair  their  sidewalks 611,  677 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  lay  stone  foot-walks,  in  the  line  of  the  west  sidewalk, 
at  the  mouths  of  the  first  and  second  alleys  north  of  North  street....  61 1,  676 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  lay  a  double-stone  crosswalk  over  Maryland  street,  on  line 
with  east  sidewalk  of  this  street II 10,  1 137 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  lay  three  double-stone  footwalks  across  alley  intersections  of 
this  street,  between  North  and  Pratt  streets I2°3,  I2^9 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 277 

Same,  during  July,  1882 ..600 

Same,  during  August,  1S82 645 

Same,  during  September,  1882 698 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1222 


MISSOURI  STREET. 

S.  O.  161,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  graveling,  and  curbing  with 
wood,  the  webt  side  of  Missouri  street,  from  North  street  to  St   Clair  street — 

Petition  for  grading  and  graveling  this  street,  between  the  points  above  named,  is 
presented  on  August  7th.  1882,  and  is  referred  to  the  City  Civil  Engineer,  with 
instructions  to  prepare  the  proper  ordinance -.297 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time  on  September 
18th,  1882 . 445 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second,  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  October  2d,    1882 513 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  October  9th,  1882, 
and  then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 525 

Aforesaid  body  re-calls  this  ordinance  from  aforesaid  committee;  reads  it  for  the 
second  and  third  times;    and  passes  it,  on  October  23d,  1882 564 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 572 

Henry  Clay  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  pro- 
posed work 638 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this,  with  five  other  Council  awar  ds,to  is  Committee  on 
Contracts 669 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  above  award  be  approved.  [Concurred 
in.] 834 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 845,  876 

Indianapolis  Water  Company  objects  to  the  making  of  above  described  improvement, 
stating  that  it  owns  the  ground  and  that  there  is  no  street  to  improve.  [Referred 
to  Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney.] Jo74 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee  and  city  officer,  Common  Council  annuls 
this  contract 1150 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  recommendation,  and  eleven  other  items,  to  its  Com- 
mittee on  Judiciary 1 181,  1182 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee,  this  and  five  other  items 
are  concurred  in;  Clay  becomes  released  from  his  contract;  and  S.  O.  161,  1882, 
becomes  a  nullity , 121 5 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  clean  the  gutters  of  this  street,  between  Merrill 
and  McCarty  streets ,,.._, „„, 508,  522 


1882-1883]         Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  <5rv.  141 


MORRIS  STREET. 

S.  O.  95,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Morris  street,  from  Meri- 
dian street  to  Dakota  s'reet — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  153- 

Estimate  ($247.00)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 340,  363 

S.  O.  14,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters,  and  paving  with  brick  the  sidewalks,  of  Morris  street,  from  East  street 
to  Madison  avenue — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  2d, 
1883 , , 1046 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  April  23d  1883,  and  is 
ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 1 105 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  April  23d,  1883 1 1 19 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 1 77,  1 178 

Aforesaid  committee,  on  May  14th,  1883,  reports  back  ordinance,  with  recommend- 
ation that  it  be  "  laid  over."     [Concurred  in.] 12 16 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Indianapolis  Gas-Light  and  Coke  Company  is  requested  to  lay  gas-mains  from  Carlos 
street  to  Dakota  street,  for  the  purpose  of  supplying  the  public  lamps  which  have 
been  erected  between  said  points 1 161,  1212 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  open  the  gutters  and  repair  the  sidewalk  of  this 
street,  from  Illinois  street  to  the  White  River  bridge 86,  124 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  make  further  repairs  to  sidewalks,  just  east  of  White  River 
bridge 214,  238 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 600 

Same,  during  August,  1882 645 

Same,  during  September,  1882 699 


MORRISON  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 277 

NATIONAL  ROAD  STREET. 

S.  O.  no,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  paving  the  north  side- 
walk of  the  National  Road  (where  not  already  paved),  from  Blackford  street  to 
the  first  alley  west  of  Blackford  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  3d, 
1882 156 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  July  17th,  1882 196 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules; 
ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  July  24th, 
1882 242,  244 


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NATIONAL   ROAD    STREET — NEW  JERSEY   STREET — NEW   YORK   SEREET. 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 259 

J.  L.  Spaulding  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 302,  320 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 341,  365 

Estimate  ($93.66)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 491,  517 

NEW  JERSEY  STREET. 

S.  O.  81,  1880 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  New  Jersey 
street,  bowldering  the  gutters,  and  curbing  with  stone  the  outer  edges  of  the  side- 
walks thereof,  from  the  south  line  of  Lot  No  5,  in  Yandes  &  Wilkens's  Sub.  of 
Square  No.  62,  to  the  C,  C,  C.  &  I.  R.  R.  Co.'s  tracks— 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance, 'see  Indexical  Digest  for  1880-1881, 
page  92,  and  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  154. 

Estimate  ($745.13)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 260,306 

S.  O.  165,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 

fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service*- pipes),  on  New  Jersey  street, 

between  St.  Joseph  and  St.  Mary  streets  — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 

18th,  1882 446 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  October  2d,  1882 514 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  October  9th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light 525 

Aforesaid  committee  returns  ordinance  on  May  21st,  1883,  by  a  verbal  report  and 

without  recommendation  1 263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  57,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas  except  the  service-pipes),  on  New  Jersey  street, 
between  Seventh  and  Eighth  streets — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  21st, 

1883 1241 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  59,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  New  Jersey  street 

and  sidewalks,  from  Home  avenue  to  Seventh  street  — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time,  on  May  21st,  18S3 1 242 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  clean  the  gutters  of  this  street,  between  Ohio  and 
Washington  streets 218,  239 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  drain  the  water  from  the  west  gutter  of  this  street,  between 
Market  and  Washington  streets 449,  474 

Repair  work  done  on  this  streef.,  during  June,  1882 278 

Same,  during  July,  1882 601 

Same,  during  September,  1882 699 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1223 

NEW  YORK  STREET. 

S.  O.  43,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing 
the  gutters,  and  widening  the  sidewalks  of  New  York  street,  from  New  Jersey 
street  to  East  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  157  and  158. 


1 88 2-1 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  143 


NEW   YORK    STREET. 


Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 69 

Council  Committee  on  Contracts  reports  a  schedule  of  bids  for  the  improvement 
under  this  ordinance,  but  states  that  a  repealing  ordinance  [S.  O.  76,  1882]  having 
been  introduced,   "we  recommend  that  action  be  postponed  until  the  matter  is 

finally  disposed  of."     Concurred  in.] 92 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  repealed  by  the  passage  of  S.  O.  76,  1882;  which  see,  post. 

S.  O.  53,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters  (where  not  alaeady  curbed)  of  New  York  street,  from  East  street  to  Noble 
street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  157  and  158. 

Charles  S.  Roney  is  concurrently  awarded  (by  Board  of  Aldermen)  the  contract  for 

doing  the  proposed  work 35 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 71,  120 

Estimate  (#1,323.55)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 380,  414 

S.  O,  74,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
south  sidewalk  of  New  York  street,  from  Missouri  street  to  West  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  158. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  June  26th,  1882 107 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  June  26th,  1882 136 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 174 

August  Richter  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 224,  247 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 265,  312 

Estimate  1^190.81)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 432,  468 

S.  O.  76,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters,  and  widening  the  sidewalks  of  New  York  street,  from  New  Jersey  street 
to  East  street;  and  to  repeal  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An  Ordinance  to  provide  for 
grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the  gutters,  and  widening  the  sidewalks  of  New 
York  street,  from  New  Jersey  street  to  East  street,"  ordained  May  8th,  1882.  [S.  O. 
43,  1882]- 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  158. 

Petition  for  above  described  improvement  is  presented  to  Common  Council,  on  June 
5th,  1882,  and,  with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Board  of  Public  Improvements  and 

City  Civil  Engineer 21 

Aforesaid  official  board  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 74 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  time,  and  is  then  referred  to  the  City  Civil  En- 
gineer  74 

City  Civil  Engineer  recommends  passage  of  ordinance 74 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  June  26th,  1882 . 108 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  June  26th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 136,  137 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 168 

Aforesaid  body  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

July   10th,  1882 170 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

James  W.  Hudson  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work....     303,  320 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 34 1  ?  365 

Estimate  ($1,136.93)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 432,  469 


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NEW  YORK  STREET— NINTH  STREET— NOBLE  STREET. 

S.  O.  55,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
sidewalks  of  New  York  street,  between  Blackford  and  Bright  streets  — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  21st, 
1883 1241 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Owner  of  property  on  northwest  corner  of  this  and  Meridian  streets  is  ordered  to 
raise  the  sidewalk  so  that  water  will  drain  off. 1108,  1 174 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys,  to  whom  a  motion,  instructing  the  Street 
Commissioner  "to  remove  all  obstructions  from  New  York  street,  west  of  Blake 
street,  according  to  plans  prepared  by  the  City  Civil  Engineer,"  reports  as  fol- 
lows: "On  investigation,  find  that  the  obstructions  mentioned  are  some  small 
houses,  extending  out  on  the  sidewalk  from  6  to  10  inches.  We  recommend  that 
the  Street  Commissioner  be  directed  to  notify  the  owners  thereof  to  set  their  build- 
ings and  other  obstructions  back  to  the  proper  line,  and,  if  not  done  within  thirty 
days  from  the  date  of  service  of  said  notice,  to  take  the  proper  action  compelling 
them  to  remove  said  obstructions."     [Council  concurs.] 1271 

Above  action  was  had  at  the  last  session  of  Common  Council  duiing  year  1882-1883.  Matter  could  not 
reach  Biard  of  Aldermen  same  evening,  and,  therefore,  whatever  action  said  last  mentioned  body 
had  thereon,  must  be  looked  for  in  next  volume  of  Journals, 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  cause  a  double-stone  crosswalk  to  be  laid  over  Del- 
aware street,  on  line  with  north  sidewalk  of  this  street 605,  633 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 278 

Same,  during  July,  1882 601 

Same,  during  August,  1882 646 

Same,  during  September,  1882 699,700 

NINTH  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 601 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1223 

Same,  during  November,  1882  , 1228 

NOBLE  STREET. 

S.  O.  109,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  bowldering  the  gutters, 
and  curbing  the  sidewalks  of  Noble  street  (where  not  already  done),  from  Wash- 
ington street  to  Massachusetts  avenue — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July 
3d,  1882 156 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  April  23d,  1883 1113 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  May  7th,  1883....  1 175, 

1180,1181 
No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  fill  the  chuck-holes  in  this  street,  between  Virginia 
avenue  and  Louisiana  street 613,  677 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882.... 601 

Same,  during  August,  1882 646 

Same,  during  September,  1882 , 699 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1223 


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NORTH  STREET. 

S.  O.  118,  1 88 1 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick  (except 
where  already  properly  paved),  the  north  sidewalk  of  North  street,  from  Tennessee 
street  to  Pennsylvania  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  159  and  160. 

Contractor  Spaulding  is  allowed  further  time  in  which  to  complete  his  work 117 

Estimate  ($201.60)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 260,  306 

S.  O.  24,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  and  curb- 
ing with  stone,  the  south  sidewalk  of  North  street,  from  Pennsylvania  street  to  the 
first  alley  west — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  160. 

S.  O.  98,  1882,  rs  substituted  for  this  ordinance  on  June  19th,  1882 8^ 

S.  O.  98,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  paving  with  brick,  and  curbing 

with  stone,  the  south  sidewalk  of  North  street,  from  Pennsylvania  street  to  the  first 

alley  west  of  Pennsylvania  street — 
Above    entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June   19th, 

1882 83 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

July  17th,  1882 ^ 193 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it  on  July  24th,  1882. ..242,  244 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred , 258 

James  W.  Hudson  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 338,  362 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Estimate  ($254.64)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 574,620 

S.  O.   116,   1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering  the  gutters,  and 

curbing  and  widening  the  sidewalks  of  North  street,  from  Illinois  street  to  the  C.,  I., 

St.  L.  &  C.  R.  R.  tracks- 
Above  entitled    ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  17th, 

1882 210 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

August  2 1st,  1882 345 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  August  28th,  1882.. ..368, 

376,  377 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 430 

Richter  &  Twiname  are  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 460,  481 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 493,  519 

Estimate  ($2,912.81)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 687,  728 

S.  O.   167,   1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 

gutters  of  North  street  (where  not  already  done),  from  Pennsylvania  street  to  Meridian 

street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September  18th, 

1882 446 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

October  2d,  1882 514 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  October  9th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 525 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1023 

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NORTH  STREET — OAK  STREET. 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
March  26th,  1883 1025 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 1072 

Fred.  Gansberg  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 1090?  1*33 

Contractor  Gansberg  presents  the  following  communication  on  May  21st,  1883:  *'A  few 
weeks  ago,  a  contract  was  awarded  to  me  for  curbing  and  bowldering  the  gutters  of 
North  street,  between  Pennsylvania  and  Meridian  streets,  along  the  Blind  Asylum 
property.  The  State  authorities  inform  me  that  I  will  have  to  wait  for  an  appropria- 
tion from  the  State  Legislature  for  the  assessment  against  the  State  property;  and  as  I 
took  the  contract  at  very  low  figures,  I  can  not  afford  to  wait  two  years  for  my  pay. 
The  City  Civil  Engineer  informs  me  that  he  desires  to  make  a  change  in  the  grade  of 
the  street.  I  respectfully  request  your  honorable  bodies  to  release  me  from  said  con- 
tract.    The  contract  and  bond  have  not  been  filed."    [Contract  is  annulled.]..  1242,  1284 

Deloss  Root  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk  adjacent  to  his  property,  at  corner  of 
this  and  Mississippi  streets 298,319 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  cause  double-stone  crosswalks  to  be  laid  over  streets,  on 
line  with  sidewalks  of  this  street,  from  C.,  I.,  St.  L.  &  C.  Railroad  track  to  Illinois 
street 610,  676 

Board  of  Health  condemns  the  condition  of  the  gutters  of  this  street,  between  Tennessee 
street  and  the  C,  I.,  St.  L.  &  C.  Railroad  tracks.  [Referred  to  Board  of  Public 
Improvements.] 180 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street  during  June,  1882 278 

Same,  during  July,  1882 ....601 

Same,  during  August,  1882 . 645,  646 

Same, .during  September,  1882 .' 699 

Same,  during  October,  1882 ..1223 

Same,  during  November,  1882 : 1228 


OAK  STREET. 

S.  O.  146,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

sidewalks  of   Oak  street,  from   Massachusetts  avenue  to  the  first  alley  north  of 

Cherry  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 

4th,  1882 400 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  September  18th,  1882 454 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  September  25th, 
1882 476,477 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 534 

R.  P.  Dunning  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed 
work 590 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  award,  with  five  others,  to  its  Com- 
mittee on  Contracts 630 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  Council  action  be  approved.  [Concurred 
in.] 835 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 845,  876 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 


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OFFICE  FIXTURES  AND  SUPPLIES. 

Councilmen  Morrison,  Reichwein,  and  Coy  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on 
Office  Fixtures  and  Supplies. 

Aldermen  Hamilton,  Rorison,  and  Newman  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Com- 
mittee on  Office  Fixtures  and  Supplies. 

Aldermanic  committee  recommends  that  account  of  Hubert  Recker,  "for.  one  table, 
with  pigeon-hole  case,  for  Mayor's  office,  $17.00,"  be  allowed  when  a  requisition 
from  committee  be  filed  therewith.      [Concurred  in.]  910 

Same  committee  reports  that  it  has  contracted  for  a  new  wagon  for  City  Civil  En- 
gineer's Department,  at  a  cost  of  $175.00  and  the  old  wagon.     [Approved.]...  1023 

Council  committee  reports  in  favor  of  allowing  bill  for  placing  a  "lobby-rail"  iu 
Aldermanic  Chamber,  and  recommends  that  said  claim  be  incorporated  in  next 
miscellaneous  appropriation  ordinance.     [Concurred  in.] 1082 


OFFICIAL  BOARDS. 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  this  resolution,  on  October  23d,  1882,  by  a  vote  of  7  to  3 : 
li  Resolved,  That  the  City  Attorney  prepare,  and  have  presented  to  the  Common 
Council,  an  ordinance  repealing  the  ordinances  creating  the  Fire  Board,  Police 
Board,  Hospital  Board,  and  Board  of  Public  Improvements  ;  providing,  therein, 
that  the  Fire  Chief,  Chief  of  Police,  Superintendent  of  Hospital,  and  Street  Com- 
missigner  shall  perform  the  duties  of  said  Boards  respectively,  subject,  always,  to 
the  approval  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  ;  be  directly  respon- 
sible for  the  conduct  and  management  of  their  several  Departments,  for  the  ap- 
pointment, faithfulness,  and  efficiency  of  the  men,  and  the  prompt  execution  of 
the  laws  and  all  ordinances  of  the  city  ;  to  give  bond,  be  subject  to  removal 
for  inefficiency,  etc."...; 563 

G.  O.  76,  1882 — An  Ordinance  repealing  all  Ordinances  authorizing  and  creating  the 
Fire  Board,  the  Police  Board,  the  Hospital  Board,  and  the  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements, and  transferring  the  Duties  of  said  Boards,  as  now  constituted,  to  the 
Chief  Fire  Engineer,  Chief  of  Police,  Superintendent  of  the  City  Hospital,  and 
Street  Commissioner,  respectively,  and  making  proper  Provisions  as  to  the  Respon- 
sibility and  Qualifications  of  sai^J  Officers — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  (prepared  in  compliance  with  Aldermanic  resolution)  is 
introduced  in  the  Common  Council,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  November 

I3rt»,  l882 583 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  time  on  November  20th,  1882 664 

Ordinance  is  stricken  from  the  files  on  December  18th,  1882 764 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  this  resolution  on  April  9th,  1883,  by  a  vote  of  5  to  3  : 
"  Resolved,  That  the  City  Attorney  be,  and  is  hereby,  requested  to  prepare,  and 
present  to  the  Council  at  their  next  meeting,  an  ordinance  abolishing  all  of  the 
Official  Boards;  that  new  Boards  or  Committees  be  appointed  or  elected  for  the 
several  Departments,  consisting  of  five  members  of  the  Council  each  ;  and  that 
no  Board  or  Committee  be  appointed  or  elected  unless  there  be  two  members  from 
the  Democratic  party  placed  on  each   Board  or  Committee" 1069 

G.  O.  23,  1883 — An  Ordinance  repealing  all  Ordinances  now  in  force,  providing  for 

the  Organization  of,  defining  the  Duties  of,  and  governing  the  Official  Boards  of 

the  Common  Council — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  (prepared  in  compliance  with  Aldermanic  resolution)   is 

introduced  in  the  Common  Council,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  16th. 

1883 1075 

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OFFICIAL   BOARDS— OHIO    STREET. 

G.  O.  26,  1883 — An  Ordinance  supplemental  to  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An  Ordinance 
providing  that  the  Fire  Board,  Hospital  Board,  Police  Board,  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements, and  Dispensary  Board  shall  consist  of  three  members  each,  who  shall 
be  Members  of  the  Common  Council;  defining  their  Term  of  Office;  and  repeal- 
ing all  Laws  in  conflict  therewith,"  ordained  June  1st,  1881  — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 

1883 1097 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 


OHIO  STREET. 

Extension  of  Ohio  street,  in  a  width  of  sixty  feet,  from  first  alley  west  of  Hanna 

street  to  Hanna  street— 
For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  this  case,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  165. 
City  Commissioners  value  the  property  to  be  appropriated  at  $562.50;  damages  to 

be  paid  and  benefits  to  be  collected  at  same  amount ;  and  recommend  tha«t  prayer 

of  petitioners  be  granted 183,  184 

Resolution  adopting,  accepting,  and  approving  foregoing  report,  and  ordering  the 

extension  prayed  for,  is  adopted  on  July  17th  and  24th,  1882 185,  233 

City  Clerk  reports  that  he  has  prepared  and  filed,  with  City  Treasurer  and  County 

Recorder,  copies  of  the  assessment  of  benefits  and   damages  made  in   this  case  ; 

also,  a  plat  of  the  ordered  extension  with  the  County  Recorder 269,  313 

S.  O.  145,  1 881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Ohio  street  and 
sidewalks,  and  bowldering  the  gutters  thereof,  from  222  feet  east  of  Harvey  street 
to  the  first  alley  west  of  Hanna  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  164. 

Contractor  Clay  is  given  further  time  in  which  to  complete  his  work 89,  125 

Estimate  ($3,868.89)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 261,  306 

A  second,  final,  and  corrected  estimate  (in  same  amount  as  above)  is  presented  and 
is  allowed . 886,  904 

S.  O.  48,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  re-grading  and  bowldering  (where  not 
already  done)  the  roadway  of  Ohio  street,  frompMeridian  street  to  Illinois  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  164  and  165. 

R.  H.  Patterson  is  concurrently  awarded  (by  Board  of  Aldermen)  the  contract  for 

doing  the  proposed  work 34 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports  that  Patterson  has  failed  to  file  his  bond 75 

Aforesaid  officer  is  ordered  to  re-advertise  this  proposed  improvement 104,  159 

Proposals  (new)  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 257 

Remonstrance  against  and  petition  for  above  improvement  are  presented  on  August 
7th,  1882,  and  are  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  the 

Board  of  Public  Improvements 298,  299 

Aforesaid  official  board  recommends  that  contract  be  not  awarded  under  present 
ordinance,  but,  rather,  that  a  new  ordinance  be  substituted  therefor.     [Concurred 

in  ] 349,  366 

S.  O.  151,  1882,  is  introduced  in  lieu  of  this  ordinance 400 

S.  O.  136,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Ohio  street  and 
sidewalks,  from  the  first  alley  west  of  Hanna  street  to  Arsenal  avenue — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  (containing  additional  proviso  "  for  bowlder- 
ing and  curbing  the  gutters  thereof")  and  is  read  for  the  first  time  on  August  21st, 
>882 353 


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OHIO    STREET. 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  September  4th,  1882, 
and,  with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 404 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed,  after  it  shall  have  been 
amended  by  striking  out  above  quoted  phrase 545 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time  ;  amends  it,  as  above  pro- 
posed;  reads  it  for  the  third  time,  as  amended;  and  so  passes  it,  on  April  23d, 
1883 1 1 13 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 175,  1 178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  not  passed .1216 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  137,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
north  gutter  of  Ohio  street,  from  Pine  street  to  a  point  222  feet  east  of  Harvey 
street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  [for  petition  see  Journal  page  215],  and  is 
read  for  the  first  time  on  August  21st,  1882 353 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  September  4th,  1882, 
and,  with,  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 404 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 545 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  April  23d,  1883 11 14 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 176,  1 178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1216 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  151,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  bowldering  the  south  gut- 
ter of  Ohio  street,  from  Meridian  street  to  Illinois  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 
4th,  1882 400 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  September  18th,  1882 455 

Board  of  Aldermen  read  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  September  25th,  1882 

476,  478 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred... 534 

Henry  Clay  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 546,  559 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 572,  618 

Estimate  (#298.21)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 686,  728 

S.  O.  56,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Ohio  street,  and 
bowldering  and  curbing  the  gutters  thereof,  from  the  west  line  of  the  first  alley 
west  of  Hanna  street  to  Arsenal  avenue — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  21st, 
1883 1241 

No  further  action  was  had  on  abo\re  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 27S 

Same,  during  July,  1882 ' 601 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1228 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1230 


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OLIVE  STREET. 

S.  O.  154,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
sidewalks  of  Olive  street,  from  Prospect  street  to  Pleasant  Run — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 
12th,  1882 *. .....444 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement   is   presented  on    October    2d.   1882, 

and  is  ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 506 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 278 

Same,  during  August,  1882 646 

Same,  during  September,  1882 , , 700 


OPENINGS  (EXTENSIONS,  ETC.)  OF  ALLEYS  AND  STREETS. 

Extension  of  first  Alley  west  of  Yandes  street,  from  Home  avenue  to  the  first  alley  north 

of  Home  avenue — 
See  page   14  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1263;  and 

current  Journals,  pages  204,  205,  236,  237.     [Incomplete.] 

Extension  of  Alley  between  Lincoln  avenue  and  Seventh  street,  from  Park  avenue  to 

the  first  alley  west  thereof — 
See  page  14  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     [Fails.] 

Widening  of  first  Alley  north  of  McCarty  street,  from  the  first  alley  east  of  Alabama 
street  to  the  first  alley  west  of  New  Jersey  street — 

See  page  14  of  this  Indexical  Digest.  Also,  Journal  pages  933,  1036,  1060.  [Incom- 
plete.] 

Opening  a  ten  foot  Alley  in  rear  of  lots  fronting  on  Morris  street,  from  West  street  to 

Dakota  street — 
See  page  14  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journal  page  1103.     [Incomplete.] 

Widening  Central  avenue,  to  a  width  of  sixty-five  feet,  from  St.  Mary  street  to  Eighth 
street,  and  to  a  width  of  sixty  feet,  from  Eighth  street  to  the  State  Ditch — 

See  page  46  of  this  Indexical  Digest.  Also,  Journals  for  1881-1882,  pages  1271,  1375, 
1404,  1405;  and  current  Journals,  pages  186,  189,  234,  268,  313.     [Completed.] 

Extension  of  Columbia  avenue,  from  Pendleton  Road  to  Brookside  avenue — 
See  page  81  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journal  pages  1033,   1038,   1060.     [In- 
complete.] 

Widening  and  straightening  East  street,  at  and  near  the  intersection  of  Morris  street — 
See  page  93  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journal  pages  85,  125,  202,  287,  315,  316, 
704,  707,  734,  821,  833,  1102,  1150,  1181.     [Incomplete.] 

Extension  of  Greenwood  {alias,  Peru)  street,  in  a  width  of  fifty  feet,  from  the  first  alley 

south  of  Ninth  street  to  Ninth  street — 
See  page  no  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1263;  and 

current  Journals,  pages  205,  237,  972,  1010.     [Completed.] 

Extension  of  Hanna  street,  in  a  width  of  fifty  feet,  from  Ohio  street  to  Market  street,  and 
in  a  width  of  forty- seven  feet,  from  Market  street  to  Washington  street — 

See  page  in  of  this  Indexical  Digest.  Also,  Journals  for  1881-1882,  pages  1345, 1465, 
1466,  1494;   and  current  Journals,  pages  283,  286,  315,  343,  369.     [Completed.] 


1 882-1 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  151 


OPENINGS    (EXTENSIONS,   ETC.)    OF    ALLEYS    AND    STREETS — ORDINANCES. 

Extension  of  Ohio  street,  in  a  width  of  sixty  feet,  from  first  alley  west  of  Hanna  street 
to  Hanna  street — 

See  page  148  of  this  Indexical  Digest.  Also,  Journals  for  1881-1882,  pages  121 1,  1254, 
1262,  1262,  1283;  and  current  Journals,  pages  183,  185,  233,  269,  313.  [Com- 
pleted.] 

Extension  of  Oregon  street,  from  Mayhew  street  to  First  street — 

See  under  subject-heading  of  "Oregon  street,"  post.  Also,  Journal  page  1245.  [In- 
complete.] 

Extension  of  Peru  [alias,  Greenwood)  street,  in  a  width  of  fifty  feet,  from  the  first  alley 

south  of  Ninth  street  to  Ninth  street — 
See  under  subject-heading  of  "  Greenwood  street,"  on  page  1 10  of  this  Indexical  Digest. 

Extension  of  Union  street,  from  Palmer  street  to  Grand  street — 

See  under  subject-heading  of  il  Union  street,"  post.  [Not  acted  on,  because  outside  of 
city  limits.] 

Extension  of  "  Woodlawn  avenue,  from  Dillon  street  to  Elk  street — 
See  under  subject-heading  of  "  Woodlawn  avenue,"  post.     Also,  Journal   pages  864, 
895,  895,  908,  1 1 80,  1264.     [Incomplete.] 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys,  as  answer  to  a  motion  directing  said  commit- 
tee to  investigate  and  report  what  action  had  best  be  taken  toward  opening  a  street 
along  the  west  bank  of  White  River  where  the  old  roadway  was  washed  away,  recom- 
mends the  purchase  of  a  piece  of  ground  sufficient  in  width  to  make  a  60-foot  roadway, 
costing  not  to  exceed  $500;  and  further  recommends  that  the  City  Civil  Engineer  be 
directed  to  make  a  survey  of  said  piece  of  land,  reporting  a  plat  of  same  to  the  Com- 
mon Council.      [Concurred  in.] 792,  804 

August  H.  W.  Minkner  offers  to  "give  sufficient  ground  for  a  roadway  "  for  the  sum  of 
#700.     [Referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys.] 870 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  $500  be  paid  for  enough  land  to  make  a  65-foot 
street.     [Council  concurs.] , io37?  1038 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committees  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  on 
Finance 1061 

Aforesaid  committees  recommend  approval  of  Council  action,  provided  said  "  boundary 
line"  commence  at  the  first  fence-post  west  from  the  southeast  corner  of  Minkner's 
ground  (lot  24),  and  the  lines  be  surveyed  and  established  by  the  City  Civil  Eugineer. 
[Concurred  in.] 1 180 

Common  Council  refers  Aldermanic  action  to  its  Finance  Committee H99,  1200 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  motion  on  April  23d,  1883:  "That  the  City 
Treasurer  be,  and  is  hereby,  instructed  to  report  to  Council  the  amount  due  the  city, 
and  delinquent  on  account  of  the  opening  and  widening  of  streets  and  alleys,  together 
with  the  names  of  the  delinquents,  and  the  amounts  owed  the  city  by  each  " 1 108 

The  following  Council  motion  is  concurrently  adopted  :  "That  the  City  Attorney  be 
instructed  to  bring  suit  against  some  parties  who  have  been  assessed  benefits  for  street 
and  alley  openings,  and  have  failed  to  pay  the  same" 1 109,  1 174 


ORDINANCES. 

Councilmen  Cole,  Pritchard,  and  Dowling  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on 

Ordinances. 
Aldermen  Rorison,  Tucker,  and  Newman  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee 

on  Ordinances. 


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ORDINANCES. 

General  Ordinances ;   Proceedings  had  relative  to  a  New   Edition  of — 
For  prior  action  on  above  subject,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  pages  166  and  167. 

Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee  on  Rules  recommend  that  the  Board  of 
Aldermen  be  requested  to  appoint  a  committee  to  confer  with  them  as  to  revision 
of  rules  for  both  bodies,  so  that  such  rules  may  be  printed  in  the  "  new  ordinance 
book,"  "  as  well  as  separately,  for  accommodation  of  members  of  both  bodies." 
[Council  concurs] 78 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs,  and  President  Layman  states  that  he  would  appoint 
committee  at  a  subsequent  meeting  123 

Aldermanic  Journals  do  not  give  the  above  promised  appointment ;  nor  do  the  Journals  for  1882-1883 
contain  any  further  report  on  the  subject  of  a  revision  of  the  "Rules."  There  is,  therefore,  no 
prospect  of  the  "Rules"  appearing  in? the  " new  ordinance  book." 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports,  on  August  21st,  1882,  that  he  has  "nearly  completed 
the  work  of  arranging  the  statutes  of  Indiana  applicable  to  the  government  of 
the  City  of  Indianapolis  and  the  ordinances  of  said  city,  in  a  convenient  form  for 
publication,"  and  suggests  that  action  be  taken  looking  to  the  printing  and  bind- 
ing of  the  work.     [Referred  to  Committee  on  Printing.] 343 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  recommends  that  the  work  be  done,  and  that  the  City 
Clerk  advertise  for  bids  for  doing  said  printing  and  binding.  [Referred  to  the 
Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney.] 396 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  and  officer  submit  the  following  legal  opinion,  in  answer 
to  foregoing  reference  :  "  We  understand  the  reference  to  your  committee  to  be  ; 
To  inquire  into  the  right  of  the  city  to  advertise  for  such  bids,  instead  of  giving 
the  work  to  the  Journal  Company  direct,  under  its  contract  to  do  the  city  printing. 
The  proposition  of  this  company  to  do  the  city  printing,  is  a  bill  of  particulars, 
stating,  we  will  do  this  item  for  so  much,  etc.,  closing  with  the  general  statement 
'  all  additional  work,  not  enumerated,  to  be  done  at  fair  and  reasonable  prices.' 
The  printing  of  the  new  ordinance  book  is  not  mentioned  in  the  specifications,  and 
is  'additional  work,  not  enumerated,  to  be  done  for  fair  and  reasonable  prices.'. 
The  price  for  printing  of  this  book  is  an  open  question,  only  that  the  Journal  Com- 
pany is  to  have  it  at  'a  fair  and  reasonable  price.'  If  they  will  inform  the  city 
government  what  the  price  will  be,  and  if  such  price  be  ' fair  and  reasonable]  the 
contract  may  be  awarded  them  without  advertising  for  bids.  In  the  absence  of 
such  information,  the  city  government,  unquestionably,  have  the  right  to  advertise 
for  bids."  [Referred  to  Committee  on  Printing,  with  instructions  *'  to  report  the 
cost  of  printing  the  books."] 437,  438 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  "  contract  with  Journal  Printing  Company  covers 
all  of  said  work,  except  the  cost  of  paper,  and  that  they  propose  to  furnish  the 
same  at  a  fair  and  reasonable  price,"  and  recommends  that  this  work  be  given  to 
said  company.     [Council  concurs.] 545 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  recommendation  to  its  Committee  on  Finance, 
by  a  vote  of  7  to  3 558,  559 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  Council  action  be  not  approved,  but  that  the 
City  Clerk  be  ordered  to  advertise  for  proposals  for  doing  this  printing.  [Con- 
curred in.] 616 

Common  Council  adheres  to  its  former  action,  and  appoints  Councilmen  Pritchard, 
Ward,  and  Dowling  as  its  members  of  a  conference  committee 658 

Board  of  Aldermen,  on  receipt  of  Council  message,  showing  foregoing  action,  lays 
the  whole  matter  on  the  table,  by  a  vote  of  4  to  3 674,  675 

Aldermanic  Judiciary  Committee  (majority),  to  whom  was  referred  a  motion  to  ad- 
vertise for  proposals,  renders  the  opinion  that  the  contract  city  printers  "clearly 
have  a  contract  which  covers  all  book-work,  such  as  codification  of  ordinances, 
etc.,  etc."     [Referred  back  to  committee.] 744 

Same  committee  recommends  that  doing  this  work  *'  be  postponed  until  after  the 
forthcoming  session  of  the  Legislature."     [Concurred  in.] 744,  1105 


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ORDINANCES — PARK    AVENUE. 

Same  committee  recommends,  on  April  23d,  1883,  that  300  copies  of  the  "General 
Ordinances  "  be  now  printed  by  the  Indianapolis  Journal  Company,  under  its  con- 
tract, and  "under  the  direction  of  the  City  Clerk  "     [Concurred  in.]...  1 127, 

1 128  ;   1 104,  1 105 

Communication  from  Indianapolis  Journal  Co.,  re  asserting  its  claim  to  this  work, 

and  estimating  the  cost  of  the  paper  needed  for  300  copies  at  not  exceeding  $60. 

[No  action  was  had  on  communication] 1127 

Vide  Table  of  Ordinances,  at  end  of  this  Indexical  Digest. 


OREGON  STREET. 

Extension  of  Oregon  street,  from  Mayhew  street  to  First  street — 

Petition  in  this  case  is  presented  on  May  21st.  1883,  and  is  referred  to  Committee  on 

Streets  and  Alleys ... 1245 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  did  not  report  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 


ORIENTAL  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 602 

PARK  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  147,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters  of  Park  avenue,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  Christian  avenue — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 
4th,  1882 400 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  September  18th,  1882 454 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times ;  but  refuses  to  pass  it,  by  a  negative 
vote  of  6  to  1 476,  477 

Common  Council,  on  receipt  of  message  showing  above  adverse  Aldermanic  action, 
strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  October  2d,  1882 501 

S.  O.  3,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Park  avenue,  between 
Seventh  and  Ninth  streets — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  February 
5th,  1883 864 

Petition  for  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  February  19th,  1883,  and  is 
ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 902 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  April  23d,  1883 1 116 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads   this  ordinance   for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light 1  !76,  1 178 

Aforesaid  committee  returns  ordinance  by  a  verbal  report  and  without  recommend- 
ation   1263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 
20 


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PARK   AVENUE — PENDLETON    PIKE. 

S.  O.  37,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick, 
the  sidewalks  of  Park  avenue  (where  not  already  done),  from  St.  Clair  street  to 
Vine  street' — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th, 
1883 1156 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  39,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
west  sidewalk  of  Park  avenue,  from  Cherry  street  to  Christian  avenue — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th, 

1883 : 1 156 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  60,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Park  avenue,  between 
Lincoln  avenue  and  Seventh  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  21st, 

1883 1242 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Mr.  Harper  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk  along  the  line  of  his  property,  at 
corner  of  this  avenue  and  Vine  street I242j  I285 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  furnish  street-numbers  for  this  avenue 1175 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  July,  1882 ..602 

Same,  during  August,  1882 , 647 

Same,  during  September,  1882 700 


PARKS. 

See  Public  Parks,  past. 

PEARL  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 279 

Same,  during  August,  1882 646 

Same,  during  September,  1882 700 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1223 


PENDLETON  PIKE. 

Common  Council,  on  March  8th,  1883,  refers  the  following  motion  to  its  Committee 
on  Streets  and  Alleys:  "That  the  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  of  the  two 
bodies  be,  and  they  are  hereby,  directed  to  confer  with  the  eastern  extension  of 
the  I.,  B.  W.  R'y  Co.  and  the  Pendleton  Pike  Gravel  Road  Co.,  with  a  view  to 
purchasing  the  rights  of  said  companies  in  said  Pike,  and  to  report  to  this  Council 

and  Board  at  the  earliest  day  practicable" 945 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  did  not  report  on  above  subject  during  year  1882-1883. 


1 882-1 883]        Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &e.  155 


PENNSYLVANIA  STREET. 

S.  O.  119,  1881— An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Pennsylvania  street, 
between  Seventh  and  Williams  streets — 
For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  169. 
Aldermanic  Committee  on  Public  Light  returns  this  ordinance  to  the  files  on  May 

28th,  1883,  by  a  verbal  report  and  without  recommendation 1263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  158,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick  (where 
not  already  properly  paved \,  the  west  sidewalk  of  Pennsylvania  street,  from  Seventh 
street  to  Eighth  (or  Williams)  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  169  and  170. 

Contractor  Roney  is  granted  until  July  5th,  1882,  to  complete  his  contract 11,44 

Estimate  ($336.72)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 139,  160 

S.  O.  121,  1882— An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
west  sidewalk,  and  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the  west  gutter,  of  Pennsyl- 
vania street,  from  South  street  to  Madison  avenue — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  [for  petition,  see  Journal  page  212],  and  is 
read  for  the  first  time,  on  August  7th,  1882 292 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  September  18th, 
1882 451 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  September  18th,  1882 451 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  September  25th, 
1882 ... 475,476,477 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 533 

Fred.  Gansberg  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  pro- 
posed work , 588 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  award,  with  five  others,  to  its  Committee 
on  Contracts 628 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  Council  action  be  approved.  [Concurred 
to.]-.. 835 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 844,  876 

Estimate  (#2,005.09)  is  presented  and  is  allowed H87,  1253 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 279 

Same,  during  July,  1882 602 

Same,  during  August,  1882 646 

Same,  during  September,  1882 700 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1223 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1230 


PERU  STREET. 

Extension  of  this  street  {alias  Greenwood  street),  in  a  width  of  fifty  feet,  from  the 
first  alley  south  of  Ninth  street  to  Ninth  street — 

Vide  Greenwood  Street,  ante. 

S.  O.  9,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  fifty-three  feet  and 
and  eight  inches  of  the  west  side  of  Peru  street,  from  Lincoln  avenue  to  Seventh 
street — 


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PERU    STREET— PLEASANT    RUN., 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time,  on  March  8th,  1883 942 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 1117 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 1 76,  1178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1216 

Aforesaid  body  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

May  2 1st,  1883 1262 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  35,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Peru  street  and 

sidewalks,  from  Eighth  street  to  Ninth  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 

1883 1098 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  21st,  1883 1233 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  28th,  1883....  1287 
No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 • 279 

Same,  during  September,  1882 700 


PINE  STREET. 

S.  O.  66,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  paving  with  brick,  and  curb- 
ing with  stone,  the  west  sidewalk  of  Pine  street,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  the  first 
alley  south  of  St.  Clair  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above   entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  171. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  July  17th,  1882 191 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules ; 
ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;    and  passes  it,  on  July  24th, 

1882 ..241,  242,  243 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

Henry  C.  Roney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 337,  361 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Estimate  ($172.60)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 536,  553 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 279 

Same  during,  August,  1882 646 

Same,  during  September,  1882 700 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1224 


PITTSBURGH,  CINCINNATI  &  St.  LOUIS  RAILWAY. 
Vide  Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks,  post. 

PLEASANT  RUN. 

Vide  Bridges,  ante. 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  repair  the  stone  abutments  of  the  Reid  street  and 
Shelby  street  bridges  over  this  stream 73,  122 


1882-1883]         Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  crY.  157 


PLEASANT    RUN — PLEASANT    STREET. 

Proposals  for  re-building  the  stone  abutment  of  the   Reid  street  bridge  are  opened 
»    and  referred . 963 

Thomas  Cummings  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work..  1033,  1063 
Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved io74>  '  I23 

Proposals  for  repairing  wing  of  abutment  of  Olive  street  bridge  are  opened  and 
referred 963 

Wm.  S.  Hubbard  complains  that  sundry  unnamed  persons  are  taking  away  from 
banks  and  lots  of  ground  where  this  stream  runs  through  Hubbard,  McCarty  & 
Martindale's  Southeast  Addition,  sand,  gravel,  and  bowlders,  thus  undermining  the 
banks  and  houses  situated  thereon,  widening  the  creek,  and  damaging  the  end  of 
Laurel  street,  to  the  injury  of  himself  and  other  property  owners,  and  asks  for 
police  protection  and  legal  prosecution  by  the  city.  [Prayer  of  petitioner  is 
granted.] 212,  239 

James  Clancy  represents  that  about  ten  feet  of  his  lot  and  a  portion  of  his  improve- 
ments, situated  at  the  end  of  Laurel  street  near  the  corner  of  Willis  street,  were 
washed  away  by  the  recent  high  water  in  this  stream,  and  asks  that  the  city  take 
immediate  steps  to  secure  and  protect  the  banks  of  the  Run  at  this  point,  stating 
that  the  property  owners  are  unable  to  do  so.     [Referred  to  Committee  on  Streets 

and  Alleys  and  the  City  Attorney.] 507 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Clancy  represents  that  25  feet  of  the  east  ends  of  his  lots  (27,  28,  and  29,  Hubbard, 
Martindale  &  McCarty's  Subdivison  of  lots  I  and  2,  block  13,  Southeast  Addition) 
were  swept  away  by  the  recent  high  water  in  this  stream,  and  asks  for  a  propor- 
tionate rebate  of  taxes  assessed  against  said  lots  for  1 882,  and,  also,  a  reduced  val- 
uation for  future  years.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.]  1 1 59 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  the  petition  for  future  reduction  be  granted. 
[Council  concurs.] 1270 

Foregoing  matter  did  not  reach  Board  of  Aldermen  in  time  to  be  acted  on  during  year  1882-1883. 


PLEASANT  STREET. 

S.  O.  67,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Pleasant  street 
and  sidewalks,  from  Linden  street  to  Reid  street  — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  171. 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  June  12th,  1882..40,  41 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 174 

Fred.  Gansberg  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 222,  245 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 265,  312 

Estimate  ($2,478.17)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 573,  619 

S.  O.  40,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Pleasant  street, 
between  Dillon  and  Reid  streets — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th, 

1883 1 156 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 .602 

Same,  during  September,  1882 700 


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PLUM  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 602 

Same,  during  August,  1882 647 


POGUE'S  RUN. 
Vide  Bridges;  Buildings;  Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks. 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports  that  an  extensive  erosion  of  the  west  bank  of  this  stream  has 
occurred  in  out-lot  125,  between  Merrill  and  Catherine  streets,  and  submits  an  estimate 
for  a  substantial  protection  from  further  damage.  [Referred  to  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements, Judiciary  Committee,  and  the  City  Attorney.] 177 

Aforesaid  official  board  makes  a  report  on  .\bove  referred  subject 889 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  report  to  the  Board  of  Aldermen  the  most  feasible  plan 
to  divert  the  water  from  this  stream  into  Fall  Creek,  or  some  other  channel,  so  as  to 
prevent  further  overflows :...I32 

Aforesaid  officer  submits  reports  on  foregoing  subject 834,  836 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  motion,  and  appoints  Councilmen  Thalman, 
Bryce,  Coy,  Dean,  and  Fultz  as  members  of  the  select  committee  required  thereby: 
"That  a  special  committee  be  appointed,  to  report  some  plan,  if  possible,  by  which 
the  bed  of  Pogue's  Run  may  be  deepened,  and  walled  in  with  brick,  and  to  confer 
with  railroad  companies  and  private  property  owners  adjoining  said  Run,  as  to  what 
propositions  they  may  have  to  make  towards  defraying  the  expense  of  making  said 

improvement" 266 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  subject  during  year  1882-1883. 

City  Civil  Engineer  suggests  that  this  stream,  from  Brookside  avenue  to  White  River, 
be  deepened,  widened,  straightened,  paved,  and  arched,  and  made  main  public  sewer 
of  city;  that  this  work  could  be  done  in  sections  as  city  finances  would  permit;  and 
that,  by  such  work,  the  State  Ditch  could  be  dispensed  with... 846 

Motion  is  adopted  (by  Common  Council),  to  memoralize  the  General  Assembly  for  per- 
mission to  levy  a  tax  of  ten  cents  on  each  $  1 00  on  city  tax  duplicate,  for  three  years, 
to  be  used  in  carrying  out  the  above  proposed  plan 847 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  motion :  "  That  the  Judiciary  Committee  and 
City  Attorney  be  direct  to  report  to  this  Council,  at  next  meeting,  whether  or  not  the 
city  can,  by  ordinance,  compel  property-owners  adjoining  Pogue's  Run  to  pay  a  part 
for  improving  the  same,  by  straightening,  widening,  and  deepening,  and  walling  up 
the  sides  with  stone  or  brick  (virtually  making  an  open  sewer  of  it).  If  the  city  has 
no  power  to  assess  property-holders  for  such  work,  could  the  Legislature  pass  a  bill 
to  give  us  such  a  right?" 871 

Aforesaid  committee  and  city  officer  reply,  "No."     [Concurred  in.] 895 

Peter  Schmidt  (per  Robert  Denny,  attorney)  presents  a  "plaint,"  "to  the  Honorable, 
the  Board  of  Health,  as  to  the  infringements  on  his  rights  by  this  stream,  from  about 
the  year  1866,  and  on  divers  and  sundry  occasions  since,  and,  lastly,  on  the  night  of 

February  3,  1883."     [Referred  to  Committee  on  Sewers  and  Drainage.] 853,  854 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  subject  during  year  1882-1883. 

A  lengthy  document,  of  four  "whereases,"  five  clauses,  and  three  resolutions,  with 
regard  to  unauthorized  obstructions  in  this  stream  (too  long  and  too  comprehensive  to 
•'boil  down"),  is  offered  in  the  Board  of  Aldermen,  on  February  26th,  1883,  and  is 
adopted  by  an  unanimous  vote 911,  912 

Common  Council  adopts  same  resolutions,  by  an  unanimous  vote,  on  March  8th, 
1883 939,940 


1 88 2- 1 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  159 


POGUE'S    RUN — POLICE    DEPARTMENT. 

Street  Commissioner  Fulmer  reports  that  he  has  served  notices  on  the  railroad  companies 
and  persons  named  in  foregoing  resolutions  to  remove  the  obstructions  designated,  and 
had  made  due  return  of  such  service  to  the  City  Clerk.     [Received.] 1030 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  prepare  maps  and  drawings  of  this  stream,  from  where 
it  enters  city  limits  (northeast),  to  the  mouth  thereof,  showing  all  obstructions,  imped- 
iments, bridges,  culverts,  etc.,  which  may  tend  to  obstruct  the  flow  of  water ;  and  the 
Common  Council  is  requested  to  appoint  a  select  committee,  and  Messrs.  T.  A.  Morris, 
W.  H.  English,  and  N.  S.  Byram  are  named  as  a  citizens'  committee,  to  provide  a 
plan  for  enlarging  the  Run,  reporting  the  probable  cost  thereof 912,  940 

President  Layman  and  Aldermen  Seibert,  Mussmann,  and  DeRuiter,  and  Mayor  Grubbs 
and  Councilmen  Cole,  Dean,  and  Dowling  are  appointed  as  members  of  select  com- 
mittee on  above  subject „ 912,  940 

Aforesaid  joint  select  committee  report  the  proceedings  of  meeting,  held  on  April  20th, 
1883.     [Received.] 1094,  1095 

Proposals  for  repairing  the  Catharine  street  stone  culvert  are  opened  and  referred  to 
Council  Committee  on  Finance 963 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Proposals  for  erecting  an  iron  railing  on  the  north  end  of  Washington  street  culvert  are 
opened  and  referred 963 

Cost  of  cleaning  drift  out  of  this  stream,  done  by  the  Street-Repair  Department  in  June, 
1882 $26  98       279 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  this  motion  on  May  21st,  1883:  "That  the  City  Attorney 
be,  and  is  hereby,  requested  to  prepare  and  present  to  the  Council,  for  their  action,  an 
ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $25,000  for  the  purpose  of  cleaning  and  widening 
Pogue's  Run ;  that  such  work  be  done  under  the  direction  of  the  City  Civil  Engineer 
and  Street  Commissioner;  and  that  said  work  be  commenced  as  soon  as  possible"..  1265 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  recommends  the  adoption  of  a  motion  instruct- 
ing the  City  Civil  Engineer  "to  advertise  for  bids  for  the  erection  of  a  stone  wall  for 
the  protection  of  the  west  bank  of  Pogue's  Run,  between  Catherine  and  Merrill 
streets."     [Action  is  postponed  until  meeting  of  June  4th,  1883.] 1272 


POLICE  DEPARTMENT. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Pay-Rolls,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May 

31st,  1882 #50,000.00         62 

Actual  expenditure 47,769.00         62 

Expenditure  less  than  estimate $  2,231.00 

Estimated  expenditure  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883... #50,000.00       743 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Station-House,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with 

May  31st,  1882 $  3,000.00         62 

Actual  expenditure 2,118.53         62 

Expenditure  less  than  estimate $      881.47 

Estimated  expenditure  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883...$  4,000.00       743 

John  R.  Pearson,  Hervey  B.  Stout,  and  Edgar  Brundage  continue  to  act  as  Police 
Board  until  April  15th,  1883,  when  the  "Board  of  Metropolitan  Police  Commis- 
sioners of  the  City  of  Indianapolis"  take  hold,  under  the  Metropolitan  Police  Act 
of  1883. 

Aldermen  Wood,  Rorison,  and  Tucker  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee  on 
Police  Department. 


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POLICE   DEPARTMENT. 

Robert  C.  Williamson  continues  to  hold  the  office  of  Chief  of  Police,  and  Timothy 
Splan,  Robert  Campbell,  Christopher  McGregor,  and  Edward  W.  Nicholson  con- 
tinue to  act  as  Captains  of  Police,  until  superseded  by  the  Metropolitan  Police 
officers. 

City  Police  Board  submits  an  inventory  of  articles  belonging  to  the  Police  Depart- 
ment, now  (April  — ,  1883)  in  the  possession  of  Robert  C.  Williamson,  Chief  of 
Police 1077 

General  Ordinances  relative  to  this  Department — 

G.  O.  76,  1882 — An  Ordinance  repealing  all  Ordinances  authorizing  and  creating  the 
Fire  Board,  the  Police  Board,  the  Hospital  Board,  and  the  Board  of  Public  Im- 
provements, and  transferring  the  Duties  of  said  Boards,  as  now  constituted,  to  the 
Chief  Fire  Engineer,  Chief  of  Police,  Superintendent  of  the  City  Hospital,  and 
Street  Commissioner,  respectively,  and  making  proper  provisions  as  to  the  Respon- 
sibility and  Qualifications  of  said  Officers — 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under 
subject-heading  of  "Official  Boards,"  ante;  also,  Journal  pages... 563,  583,  664,  764 

G.  O  26,  1883 — An  Ordinance  supplemental  to  an  Ordinance  entitled  ''An  Ordi- 
nance providing  that  the  Fire  Board,  Hospital  Board,  Police  Board,  Board  of  Pub- 
lic Improvements,  and  Dispensary  Board,  shall  consist  of  three  members  each,  who 
shall  be  Members  of  the  Common  Council;  defining  their  Terms  of  Office;  and 
repealing  all  Laws  in  conflict  therewith,"  ordained  June  1st,  1881 — 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under 
subject-heading  of  "Official  Boards,"  ante;  also  Journal  page..., 1097 

Appropriations  made  on  behalf  of  this  Department — 

Ap.  O.  34,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Station-Houses.  [Amount 
appropriated,  $173.83.] — 

Passed  on  June  5th  and  12th,  1882 20,  51 

Ap.  O.  37,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under 
subject-heading  of  "City  Officers,"  on  page  77  of  this  Indexical  Digest;  also, 
Journal  pages 81,  127 

Ap.  O.  40,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Station-Houses.  [Amount 
appropriated,  #434.07.] — 

Passed  on  July  3d  and  10th,  1882 153,  164 

Ap.  O.  46,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Station  Houses.  [Amount 
appropriated,  $202.24.] — 

Passed  on  August  7th  and  14th,  1882. , 290,  322 

Ap.  O.  54,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Station  Houses.  [Amount 
appropriated,  $979.69.] — 

Passed  on  September  4th  and  13th,  1882 399,  423 


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POLICE    DEPARTMENT. 

Ap.  O.  58,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensations  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under 
subject-heading  of  "City  Officers,"  on  page  77  of  this  Indexical  Digest;  also, 
Journal  pages 443-  477.  478 

Ap.  O.  62,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Station  Houses.  [Amount 
appropriated,  $269.63.] — 

Passed  on  October  2d  and  9th,  1882... 503,  524 

Ap  O.  68,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Station-Houses.  [Amount 
appropriated,  $496.56.] — 

Passed  on  November  13th,  1882 593,632 

Ap.  O.  73,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Station  Houses.  [Amount 
appropriated,  $184.38.] — 

Passed  on  December  4th  and  nth,  1882 715,  740 

Ap.  O.  77,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  the  Salaries 
and  Compensation  of  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, of  the  City  Officers,  and  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Fire  and  Police  De- 
partments of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

For  a.  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under 
subject-heading  of  "City  Officers,"  on  page  77  of  this  Indexical  Digest;  also, 
Journal  pages ■ 757,  770 

Ap    O.  3,   1883 — An  Ordinance    appropriating    money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 

claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Station  Houses.     [Amount 

appropriated,  $261.37.] — 
Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance  [amount  appropriated,  $261.37]  on  January 

5th,  1883 794 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  and  second  times  on  January 

8th,  1883,  and  then  refers  same  to  Aldermen  Tucker,  Newman  and  Seibert 806 

Aforesaid  committee  "  spreads  out,"  in  its  report,  the  eight  items  making  up  the 

$261  37,  and  recommends  passage  of  ordinance  836 

Aforesaid  body  reads  ordinance  for  the   third   time,  and   passes   same,  as  passed  by 

Council,  on  January  22d,  1883 836 

Ap.  O.  10,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Station-House.  [Amount 
appropriated,  $209.24.] — 

Passed  on  February  5th  and  I2th,  1883 861,  881 

Ap.  O  17,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Station-House.  [Amount 
appropriated,  $209.01.] — 

Passed  on  March  5th  and  12th,  1883 929,  953 

Ap.  O.  26,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Station-House.  [Amount 
appropriated,  $195.61.] — 

Passed  on  April  2d  and  9th,  1883 1044,  1065 

For  Ap.  Os   31  and  38,  1883,  see  under  next  sub-heading. 

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POLICE    DEPARTMENT. 

Metropolitan  Police  Act;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

A  resolution  with  six  "whereases,"  adverse  to  the  proposed  "Metropolitan  System,"  is 
adopted  in  the  Common  Council  by  a  vote  of  17  to  5 820 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  resolution,  and  Council  action  thereon,  to  its  Committee  on 
Police  Department 832 

Foregoing  resolution  etc.,  is  re-offered,  in  the  Common  Council,  on  February  5th,  1883, 
and  is  again  adopted,  by  a  vote  of  14  to  4 867 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  resolutions  by  a  vote  of  16  to  6:  "Whereas, 
We  are  of  the  opinion  that  the  so-called  "  Metropolitan  Police  Bill,"  passed  by  the 
General  Assembly  at  the  session  just  closed,  is  not  only  unjust  and  vicious,  but  is  also 
unconstitutional  in  its  provisions:  Thei*efore,  Resolved^  That  it  is  in  the  sense  of  the 
members  of  this  Council,  that  no  money  shall  be  appropriated  to  pay  any  member  of 
the  Board  of  Metropolitan  Police  Commissioners,  officers,  or  persons  which  may  be 
hereafier  elected  or  appointed  under  its  provisions,  out  of  the  city  treasury  of  the  City 
of  Indianapolis.  Resolved,  further,  That  the  Police  Board,  Chief  of  Police,  City  Mar- 
shal, and  turnkeys  of  said  city  be,  and  they  are  each  hereby,  instructed  to  continue  in 
the  discharge  of  their  several  duties  as  heretofore,  and  not  to  turn  over  or 'deliver 
possession  of  any  of  the  station-houses  or  city  property  to  any  other  person,  until  so 
ordered  by  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  or  some  Court  of  competent 
jurisdiction.  And  the  City  Attorney  is  hereby  instructed  to  take  the  necessary  legal 
steps  to  carry  out  the  provisions  of  this  resolution" 926,  927 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Council  action  by  a  vote  of  6  to  2 935,  936 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  resolution  by  a  vote  of  7  to  1  :  "Resolved,  That, 
if  necessary  and  throught  proper  by  the  City  Attorney,  he  may  bring  any  suit  in 
advance  of  the  qualification  of  the  Board  of  Metropolitan  Police  Commissioners,  to 
injoin  them  from  taking  possession  of  or  exercising  control  over  any  of  the  police  prop- 
erty of  said  city,  or  otherwise  interfering  with  the  Police  Board  or  officers  of  police  in 
said  city  in  the  discharge  of  their  several  duties" *. 936 

Common  Council  concurs  in  Aldermanic  action  by  a  vote  of  12  to  4 941,  942 

Secretary  Sidney  M.  Dyer  presents  to  Board  of  Aldermen,  through  President  Layman, 
the  oaths  of  office  of  Commissioners  Murphy,  Malott,  and  Frenzel,  with  the  judicat 
of  Moses  G.  McLain,  Clerk  of  the  Circuit  Court  of  Marion  County;  also,  the  certifi- 
cate of  Mayor  Grubbs  that  he  had  administered  the  oath  of  office  to  said  Commis- 
sioners on  April   14th,  1883      [Received.] 1207,1208 

Metropolitan  Police  Commissioners  John  W.  Murphy,  V.  T.  Malott,  and  J.  P.  Frenzel 
present  the  following  communication  to  the  Common  Council,  on  March  26th,  1883  : 
"  We  have  been  appointed  Police  Commissioners  of  this  city.  The  duties  of  our 
position  make  it  necessary  that  we  should  have  a  legal  adviser.  We  are  informed  that 
the  City  Attorney  is  our  proper  legal  counselor.  Are  you  willing  he  should  act  in 
that  capacity?  Your  immediate  attention  is  respectfully  requested."  [Referred  to 
Council  Judiciary  Committee  by  a  vote  of  16  to  6.] 998,  999 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  above  request  be  granted.  [Council  con- 
curs.]  1033,  1034 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  action  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  the 
City  Attorney a 1002 

Aforesaid  committee  report  in  favor  of  leaving  this  matter  to  the  discretion  of  the  City 
Attorney.     [Concurred  in.] ....f 1 130 

Common  Council  concurs  in  Aldermanic  opinion. 1198,  1199 

Metropolitan  Police  Commissioners  present  a  list  of  their  officers  and  patrolmen,  a 
schedule  of  the  pay  and  compensation  determined  on,  and  ask  for  an  appropriation 
of  $i4,obo  for  the  quarter-year  commencing  with  April  16th,  1883 1078 


1 882-i  883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  dfc.  163 

POLICE   DEPARTMENT. 

Ap.  O.  31,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $14,000  for  the  payment  of 
the  Salaries  of  the  Commissioners,  Officers,  and  Members  of  the  Metropolitan  Police 
of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  on  April  16th,  1883;  is  read  for  the  first  time; 
and  is  then  referred  to  the  Council  Judiciary  Committee,  by  a  vote  of  14  to  7 1079 

Aforesaid  committee,  on  May  7th,  1883,  submits  a  "critical"  report,  and  offers  the  fol- 
lowing resolutions;  which  Common  Council  adopts  by  a  vote  of  16  to  5 1*49 

"Resolved,  That  the  law  known  as  the  'Metropolitan  Police  Bill'  is  an  outrage  on  the 
citizens  of  Indianapolis,  the  same  having  been  passed  over  the  protest  of  a  large 
majority  of  the  people  and  taxpayers  of  said  city,  and  in  defiance  of  the  principles  of 
local  self-government. 

"Resolved,  further,  That,  while  we  recognize  the  fact  that  said  law  was  conceived  in  sin 
and  brought  forth  in  iniquity,  and  deserves  the  condemnation  of  all  good  citizens,  we, 
at  the  same  time,  feel  that,  as  members  of  the  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  it  is 
better,  for  the  present,  that  we  vote  the  necessary  appropriations  to  sustain  the  Police 
Force  organized  under  its  provisions  than  to  obstruct  its  workings,  and  thus  leave  the 
city  without  police  protection. 

".Resolved,  further,  That  the  appropriation  now  asked  for  by  the  Board  of  Metropolitan 
Police  Commissioners  is  made  under  our  solemn  pretest." 

Board  of  Aldermen,  on  May  14th,  1883,  considers  foregoing  report  and  resolutions,  and 
then  '• tables"  both 1210,  121 1 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  time;  is  amended  by  reducing  appropriation  from 
$14,000  to  $7,000;  is  read  for  the  third  time,  as  amended,  and  is  so  passed,  on  May 
7th,  1883 1 156 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  this  resolution,  on  May  14th,  1883,  by  a  vote  of  6  to  4: 
^Resolved,  That  this  Board  concurs  in  the  appropriation  of  funds  to  pay  the  Metro- 
politan Police  under  protest — objecting,  that  the  said  Board  of  Metropolitan  Police 
Commissioners  is  not  a  legal  body,  and  is  not  authorized  to  require  said  appropriation ; 
and  to  the  end  that  said  question  of  legality  shall  be  promptly  settled,  the  City  Attorney 
is  hereby  directed,  in  conjunction  with  said  Board  of  Commissioners,  or  its  counsel, 
to  prepare  a  ;est  case,  and  to  secure,  with  all  possible  expedition,  its  submission  to  the 

Supreme  Court" 1211 

Aforesaid  body  then  reads  Ap.  O.  31,  1 883,  as  amended  by  Common  Council  [amount 

.    appropriated,  $7,000];  suspends  the  rules;  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third 

times;  and  passes  it,  on  May  14th,  1883 1213 

Common  Council  concurrently  adopts  foregoing  Aldermanic  resolution  by  a  vote  of  14 
f°  5 1239 

Ap.  O.  2^,  *883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry  claims 
against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  the  Central  Station  House — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  14th,  1883  ; 
then  is  referred  to  the  ex-Police  Board  and  the  City  Attorney 1200 

Aforesaid  ex-Police  Board  reports  that  that  ordinance  is  "correct,"  and  recommends  its 
passage 1240 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  is  passed,  on  May  21st,  1 883.. 1 240 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  May  28th,  1883 1287 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  had  relative  to  Police  Department — 

Vide  Official  Boards,  ante. 

Robert  Denny  complains  that  officers  in  charge  of  Station  House,  owing  to  the  fact  that 
said  building  now  covers  the  entire  site,  are  compelled  to  deposit  large  quantities  of 
stable  manure,  ashes,  etc.,  in  the  alley  in  rear  of  said  city  prison,  to  the  annoyance  of 


164  An  Indexical  Digest  to  Journals  of  [1 882-1 883 


POLICE  DEPARTMENT — PRATT  STREET — PRECEPTS. 

citizens  residing  in  that  vicinity  and  to  the  obstruction  of  said  alley,  and  offers  to  sell 
the  city  60  feet  of  east  end  of  same  lot  on  which  said  building  stands  for  the  sum  of 
$3,000.     [Referred  to  Police  Board.] 510 

No  report  on  above  matter  was  made  by  the  Police  Board. 

Metropolitan  Police  Commissioners  are  ''instructed  or  requested"  to  assign  a  patrolman 
to  enforce  the  Railroad  ordinances 1243 


PRATT  STREET. 

S.  O.  58,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Pratt  street,  from 
Tennessee  street  to  Mississippi  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  177. 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  June  I2th,  1882,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys '. 40 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 129 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
June  26th,  1882 131 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 174 

J.  L.  Spaulding  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 224,  246 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 265,  312 

Estimate  ($411.67)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 432,  468 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 279 

Same,  during  July,  1882 ......602 


PRECEPTS. 

Precepts  are  ordered  to  issue  in  favor  of  below-named  contractors,  to  assist  in  the 
collection  of  estimates  allowed  them  for  making  street  improvements : 

Aneshaensel  &  Strong (8)  786 

Carr  &  Buchanan , (1)  787 

Clay,  Henry (6)  435,  (8)  580,  (8)  787 

Forrest,  J.  H (1)  1074 

Gansberg,  Fred (3)  751,  (2)  786,  (1)  811,  (3)  844,  (2)  887,  (2)  966 

Greene,  John (1)  1074 

Hudson,  James  W (5)  751,  (3)  887,  (1)  919 

Mahoney,  James (3)  177,(1)  75*,  (2)844 

Patterson,  Samuel  W .....(2)  966 

Petrie,  William (1)  72,  (1 )  342 

Richter,  August (2)  539,  (1)  580 

Roney,  Charles  S  (2)  640,  (2)  689 

Roney,  Henry  C „ —  (*)  4°A  (1)  640 

Schier,  John (1)  689,  (2)  811 

Spaulding,  J.  L (4)  640 

Talbott.  J.  F.  &  H.  L (1)  1141 

Whatsit,  John  A (2)  386,  (1)  496,  (1)  580 


1882-1883]         Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  165 


PRINTING,  STATIONERY,  AND  ADVERTISING. 

Estimated  expenditure  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882...$  5,800.00         62 
Actual  expenditure 7,°23  29         62 

Excess  of  expenditure  over  estimate $   1,223.29         62 

Estimated  expenditure  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883 $6,000.00       743 

Contracts  and  Bonds  ;    Proceedings  as  to — 

City  Bill-Posting — Harbison  &  Abrams's  bid,  contract,  and  bond.     Full  text  of.. .4,  5 
Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 4,42 

City  Advertising — "  Daily  Times"  bid,  contract,  and  bond.     Full  text  of. 5,  6 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 4,  42 

City  Delinquent-Tax  List — "  Daily  Times  "  bid,  contract,  and  bond.     Full  text  of.. 6,  7 
Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 4,  42 

Appropriations  made  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and  Advertising — 

Ap.  O.  36,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and 
Advertising.     [Amount  appropriated,  $617.85.] — 

Passed  on  June  5th  and  12th,  1882 20,  51 

Ap.  O.  42,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and 
Advertising.     [Amount  appropriated,  $370.48.] — 

Passed  on  July  3d  and   10th,  1882 ; 154,  165 

Ap.  O.  48,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and 
Advertising.     [Amount  appropriated,  $442.92.] — 

Passed  on  August  7th  and  14th,  1882..". 291,  322 

Ap.  O.  56,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and 
Advertising.      [Amount  appropriated,  $263.88.] — 

Passed  on  September  4th  and  13th,  1882 399,  424 

Ap.  O.  64,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and 
Advertising.     [Amount  appropriated,  $198.53.] — 

Passed  on  October  2d  and  9th,  1882 505,  524 

Ap.  O.  69,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and 
Advertising.     [Amount  appropriated,  $400.98.] — 

Passed  on  November  13th,  1882 594)632 

Ap.  O.  75,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and 
Advertising.     [Amount  appropriated,  $307.50.]  — 

Passed  on  December  4th  and  nth,  1882 717,740 

Ap.  O.  5,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and 
Advertising.     [Amount  appropriated,  $1,022.64.] — 

Passed  on  January  5th  and  8th,  1883 794,  807 


1 66  An  Indexical  Digest  to  Journals  of  [1882-1883 

PRINTING,  STATIONERY,  AND    ADVERTISING — PUBLIC    CHARITIES. 

Ap.  O.  12,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and 
Advertising.     [Amount  appropriated,  $307.80.] — 

Passed  on  February  5th  and  12th,  1883 862,  881 

Ap.  O.  19,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and 
Advertising.     [Amount  appropriated,  $273  45.]  — 

Passed  on  March  5th  and  12th,  1883.., 930,  964 

Ap.  O.  28,  1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  money  for  the  payment  of  sundry 
claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  on  account  of  Printing,  Stationery,  and 
Advertising.     [Amount  appropriated,  $1,187.12.] — 

Passed  on  April  2d  and  9th,  1883 I045»  1063 

Annual  Reports ;    Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Common  Council  orders  all  annual  reports  to  be  "  printed  and  consolidated  in  book 
form  " 790 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  action  to  its  Committee  on  Finance... 874 

Aforesaid  committee  approves  Council  action  ;  recommends  that  1,000  copies  of  such 
"Year  Book"  be  printed,  and  bound  in  paper;  and  that  the  work  be  let  to  the 
lowest  bidder.     [Concurred  in.] .' 909,  910 

O.  H.  Hasselman  (Indianapolis  Journal  Co  )  states  that  "  my  contract  for  city  printing 
includes  said  [annual]  reports,  under  the  head  of  annual  reports  and  other  work"  ; 
and  asks  Board  of  Aldermen  to  reconsider  its  order  "that  the  work  be  let  to  the 
lowest  bidder" . 959,  960 

Board  of  Aldermen  reconsiders  so  much  of  its  former  action  as  favors  the  "  printing 
the  annual  reports  in  book  form,"  and  then  refers  the  whole  matter  to  its  Judiciary 
Committee  and  the  City  Attorney 960 

Aforesaid  committee  and  city  officer  report  that  O.  H.  Hasselman  "  clearly  has  the 
contract  for  this  work,  as  well  as  all  other  book-work,"  and  recommend  that  700 
copies  of  the  annual  reports  be  printed  in  book  form.     [Concurred  in.] ...  1 1 27,  1 104 

General  Ordinances ;    Proceedings  had  relative  to  a  New  Edition  of- — 

For  a  full  digest  of  action  had  on  above  matter,  see  under  subject-heading  of  "Ordinances,"  on 

page  152,  ante. 

Contracts  for  ensuing  year;    Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Motion,  instructing  the  City  Clerk  to  advertise,  for  ten  days,  that  the  Board  of  Alder- 
men and  Common  Council  would  receive  sealed  proposals,  up  to  12  o'clock,  noon, 
of  June  9th,  1883,  for  furnishing  the  city,  for  one  year,  with  [blank]  books  and 
stationery,  and  to  do  the  necessary  printing,  advertising,  and  bilfc-posting  for  the 
same  length  of  time,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Printing  on  May  21st,  1883..  1244 
Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


PUBLIC  CHARITIES. 

Councilmen  Weaver,  Knodel,  and  Harrold  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on 
Public  Charities. 

Aldermen  Drew,  Hamilton,  and  Newman  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee 
on  Public  Charities. 


1 88 2-i 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  167 

PUBLIC    CHARITIES— PUBLIC   HEALTH   AND    COMFORT. 

G.  O.  49,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  Removal  and  Burial  of  the  Un- 
known Dead  of  the  city—  ■ 
For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  181. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  September  4th,  1882 387 

Jeffersonville,  through  Charles  W.  Brouse,  of  Indianapolis  Relief  Committee,  applies 
to  Mayor  Grubbs  for  one  or  more  old  [retired]  fire  engines  "to  help  pump  water 
out  of  cellars" 885 

Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  refer  above  application  to  the  Fire  Board, 
giving  power  to  act,  and  with  instructions  to  send  a  fireman,  if  one  can  be 
spared 885,  903 

[During  the  month  of  February,  i%%2>,  the  Ohio  River  was  at  a  very  "high  stage," 
and  submerged  nearly  all  the  river  towns  and  surrounding  country  in  its  valley. 
Public  meetings  were  held,  largely  under  the  direction  of  the  Indianapolis  Board 
of  Trade,  and  several  relief  committees  and  liberal  contributions  in  money,  cloth- 
ing, etc.,  were  sent  to  the  flooded  district.  The  above  application,  however,  was 
the  only  application  for  assistance  that  came,  formally,  before  our  City  Legislature  ; 
and,  in  explanation  of  the  action  had  thereon,  it  has  been  thought  advisable  to 
insert  this  note. — Geo.  H.  Fleming.] 


PUBLIC  HEALTH  AND  COMFORT. 
Vide  City  Dispensary;  City  Hospital  and  Branch;  Water  and  Water  Company. 

Drs,  John  A.  Sutcliffe  (President),  Elijah  S.  Elder  (Secretary),  and  Moses  T.  Runnels 
continue  to  constitute  the  Board  of  Health. 

Vide  Board  of  Health,  ante. 

Councilmen  Bedford,  Reichwein,  and  Coy  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on 
Public  Health. 

Aldermen  DeRuiter,  Seibert,  and  Mussmann  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Com- 
mittee on  Public  Health. 

Garbage,  Slops,  etc.;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Estimated  expenditure  for  removal  of,  during   fiscal   year  ending   with   May  31st, 

1882 $5,400.00         62 

Actual  expenditure 3,600.00         62* 

Expenditure,  less  than  estimate $1,800.00         62 

Common  Council  call  up,  and  takes  favorable  action  upon,  the  following  clause  in 
report  from  Select  Committee  on  "Garbage  Contract"  [see  Journals  for  1881-1882, 
page  1467]  :  "3d.  Or,  shall  no  contract  be  let,  and  a  new  ordinance  passed  requir- 
ing the  citizens  to  remove  their  own  slops  and  garbage?" 1,  2 

City  Attorney  Denny  is  ordered  to  prepare  an  ordinance  repealing  the  "  Garbage 
Ordinance  " 26 

G.  O.  49,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  repeal  an  Ordinance  entitled  "  An  Ordinance  reg- 
ulating the  Removal  of  Garbage,  Slops,  and  Waste  Matter  from  the  corporate 
limits  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  providing  certain  Penalties  for  a  violation 
thereof  by  Owners,  Agents,  and  Occupants  of  Property,  and  the  Person  or  Persons 
who  shall  receive  the  Contract  hereunder,"  ordained  August  23d,  1880 — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  9th, 
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Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  time  on  August  21st,  1882,  and  is  referred  back  to 
the  City  Attorney,  "with  instructions  to  report  a  proper  ordinance" 348 

Aforesaid  officer  reports  G.  O.  70,  1882,  and  recommends  that  G.  O.  49,  1882,  he 
stricken  from  the  files 387 

G.  O.  49,  1882,  is  stricken  from  the  files  on  September  4th,  1882 387 

G.  O.  70,  1882 — An  Ordinance  regulating  the  Removal  of  Garbage,  Slops,  Ashes, 
and  other  Waste  Matter  from  the  corporate  limits  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis; 
and  repealing  an  Ordinance  on  the  same  subject — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time  on  September 

4th,  1882 387 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Police  Board  and  Chief  of  Police  are  requested  to  instruct  the  policemen  whose 
beat  is  nearest  the  intersection  of  Merrill  street  and  Kentucky  avenue  to  file 
against  any  person  dumping  garbage  in  that  vicinity 129,  208 

Privy   Vaults,    Cess-Pools,  etc.;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G.  O.  59,  1882 — An  Ordinance  in  relation  to  Persons  licensed  to  engage  in  the  Busi- 
ness of  Cleaning  Privy  Vaults,  etc. — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  on  July  3d,  1882,  by  a  select  committee  on 
that  subject;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  rules  are  suspended;  ordinance  is  read  for 
the  second  time;  and  is  then  referred  to  Judiciary  Committee 154,  155 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that,  in  its  judgment,  the  present  ordinance  on  this  sub- 
ject is  a  good  one,  and  better  than  G.  O.  59,  1882;  and,  therefore  recommends 
that  above  entitled  ordinance  be  stricken  from  the  files.. 286 

G.  O.  59,  1882,  is  stricken  from  the  files  on  August  7th,  1882 287 

G.  O.  69,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  amend  Section  Five  of  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An 
Ordinance  regulating  the  Cleaning  of  Privy  Vaults,  Water-Closets,  and  other 
Receptacles  of  Human  Excrements,  and  requiring  Persons  who  may  engage  in 
such  Business  to  be  duly  licensed  before  undergoing  [undertaking]  such  work  " — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August  21st, 

1882 353 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  had  relative  to  Public  Health  and  Comfort — 

G.  O.  21,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  regulate  the  Establishment,  Maintenance,  and  Opera- 
tion of  Hospitals  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  2d, 
1883 1047 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  28,  1883 — An  Ordinance  making  it  unlawful  for  any  one  to  erect  or  superintend 
any  Hospital  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  off  the  line  of  a  Public  Sewer — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  rules  are  suspended; 
ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  is  passed,  on  May  7th,  1883..I159 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  amends  it,  by  changing  the 
fine  imposed  for  its  violation  from  $200  to  $coo;  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  and 
third  times,  as  amended;  and  so  passes  it,  on  May  14th,  1883 1214,  1217 

Common  Council  concurs  in  Aldermanic  amendment  on  May  14th,  1883 1198 

Motion  is  adopted  authorizing  the  Mayor  to  appoint  a  Committee  of  Arrangements  in 
behalf  of  the  American  Public  Health  Association,  to  assemble  in  this  city  on  October 
17th,  1882  , 217 


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PUBLIC    HEALTH   AND    COMFORT— PUBLIC    LIGHT. 

List  of  Committee  of  Arrangements 260 

Aforesaid  committee  petition  for  an  appropriation  of  $300.  [Common  Council  refuses 
prayer  of  petition.] 5°4>  5°5 

Thad.  M.  Stevens,  M.  D.,  Secretary  of  State  Board  of  Health,  applies  for  "a  contour 
map"  of  the  city 259 

City  Civil  Engineer  Shearer  states  that,  owing  to  great  amount  of  work  in  his  office, 
foregoing  request  can  not  be  complied  with,  unless  an  Assistant  Engineer  is  furnished 

him  for  at  least  one  month.     [Referred  to  Board  of  Public  Improvements.]  259 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Chief  of  Police  is  ordered  to  notify  (or  cause  patrolmen  under  him  to  do  so)  all  prop- 
erty owners  to  cut  the  weeds  on  and  around  their  property 428,  442 

Residents  in  the  vicinity  of  No.  311  E.  St.  Clair  street  petition  for  the  abatement  of  the 
nuisance  thereat  existing.  [Referred  to  Board  of  Health,  with  orders  to  abate  the 
nuisance  complained  of.] 499 

Council  Judiciary  Committee  (to  whom  matter  had  been  referred)  reports  in  favor  of 
al  owing  William  D.  Griffin,  George  O.  Griffin,  and  Robert  C  Williamson  the  sum  of 
$32  each,  for  services  as  Sanitary  Policemen  during  April,  1883,  with  the  recom- 
mendation that  said  allowances  be  placed  in  next  Police  Department  Appropriation 
Ordinance,     f Concurred  in.]  1 192 

Motion  is  made  to  amend  Ap.  O  38,  1882,  by  inserting  therein  foregoing  allowances; 
but,  by  a  subsequent  motion  (which  is  adopted),  said  appropriation  ordinance  and  the 
accompanying  vouchers,  including  these  claims,  are  referred  to  the  ex-Police  Board 
and  the  City  Attorney 1200 

Ap.  O.  38,  1883,  is  reported  back,  and  is  passed,  on  May  21st,  1883 1240 


PUBLIC  LIGHT. 

Estimated    expenditure    on    this    account,    for    fiscal   year   ending    with    May  31st, 

1882 #62,500  00         62 

Actual  expenditure '.) 62,867.68         62 

Excess  of  expenditure  over  estimate : 367.68         62 

Estimated  expenditure  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883.. .$63,000. 00       743 

Councilmen  Bryce,  Stout,  and  Dowling  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on 
Public  Light. 

Aldermen  Tucker,  Hamilton,  and  Mussmann  continue  to  act  as  Aldernaanic  Com- 
mittee on  Public  Light. 

Committees  on  Public  Light;  Reports  from— 

Gas  Ordinances — Council  committee's  reports  as  to  : 

S.  O.  140,  1882 — Broadway  street,  between  Seventh  and  Ninth  streets 438 

S.  O.  149,  1882 — English  avenue,  between   Dillon  and  Reid  streets 438 

S.  O.  139,  1882 — Home  avenue,  between  Delaware  and  Pennsylvania  streets„438,  71 1 
S.  O.  78,  1881 — Yeiser  street,  between  East  street  and  Madison  avenue 711 

Gas  Ordinances — Aldermanic  committee's  reports  as  to  : 

S.  O   50,  1878 — Agnes  street,  between  New  York  and  North  streets 1263 

S.  O.  7,  1883 — Beaty  street,  between  McCarty  and  Buchanan  streets  1263 

S.  O.  80,  1882 — Bellefontaine  avenue,  between  Ninth  and  Tenth  streets 1263 

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S.  O.  2,  1883— Eighth  street,  between  Bellefontaine  avenue  and  the  W.,  St.  L.  &  P. 

Railroad  tracks , ._. 1263 

S.  O.  117,  1882 — Ellsworth  street,  between  New  York  and  Vermont  streets 1263 

S.  O.  149,  1882 — English  avenue,  between  Dillon  and  Reid  streets 958 

S.  O.  173,  1882 — Helen  street,  between  Georgia  and  Maryland  streets 1263 

S.  O.  139,  1882  — Home  avenue,  between  Delaware  and  Pennsylvania  streets 958 

S.  O.  175,  1882 — Linden  street,  between  Prospect  street  and  Pleasant  Run 1263 

S.  O.  53,  1882 — Meridian  street,  between  Kansas  and  Arizona  streets 63 

S.  O.  165,  1882 — New  Jersey  street,  between  St.  Joseph  and  St.  Mary  streets 1263 

S.  O.  3,  1883 — Park  avenue,  between  Seventh  and  Ninth  streets 1263 

S.  O.   119,  1881 — Pennsylvania   street,    between    Seventh    and.  Williams    [Eighth] 

streets 1263 

S.  O.  171,  1882 — Shelby  street,  between  Prospect  street  and  Pleasant  Run 1263 

S.  O.  35,  1882— Spann  avenue,  between  Dillon  and  Linden  streets 63 

S.  O.  8,  1883 — Sullivan  street,  between  McCarty  and  Buchanan  streets 1263 

S.  O.  166,  1881— Wabash  street,  between  Delaware  and  Pennsylvania  streets, 63 

S.  O.  12,  1883 — Yeiser  street,  between  Madison  avenue  and  East  street 1263 

Erection  of  additional  public  gas-lamps  without  passage  of  ordinances  therefor : 
Council  committee  recommends  the  erection  of  three  public  gas-lamps,  at  expense  of 
Indianapolis  Gas-Light  and  Coke  Company,  at  Virginia  avenue  crossing  of  the 

Union  Railway.     [Council  concurs.] 12 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light 44 

Aforesaid  committee  lecommends  that  only  two  lamps  be  erected.  [Concurred 
in.] 129,  130 

Council  committee  recommends  the  erection  of  three  public  gas-lamps  at  Delaware 
street  crossing  of  Union  Railway,  at  expense  of  Indianapolis  Gas-Light  and  Coke 

Company.     [Council  concurs.] 12 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light., 44 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  only  one  lamp  be  erected.  [Concurred 
in.] *. 129,  130 

Council  committee  recommends  the  erection  of  a  public  gas-lamp  at  the  junction  of 
the  alley  between  Washington  and  Market  streets  and  the  alley  between  Missis- 
sippi and  Missouri  streets,  provided  the  gas  company  will  lay  the  necessary 
main 438 

Incandescent  Electric  Light  Company ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G.  O.  73,  1882 — An  Ordinance  granting  to  The  Incandescent  Electric  Light  Com- 
pany the  right  to  use  the  Streets  and  Alleys  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  for  the 
purpose  of  placing  Conductors  therein,  as  a  means  of  furnishing  Incandescent 
Electric  Light  for  Public  or  Private  Use — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 
18th,  1882 446 

Council  Committee  on  Public  Light  recommends  that  this  ordinance  be  not  passed, 
but  that  an  ordinance,  similar,  as  far  as  possible,  to  the  grant  given  ''  The  Indiana- 
polis Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Company,"  be  prepared  and  introduced. 

[Concurred  in.] 1082,  1083 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Company  ;   Proceedings  had  concerning — 

This  company  submits  a  proposition  to  light  the  thickly-settled  portion  of  the  city, 
with  416,000  candle-power  for  $52,000  a  year,  or  with  512,000  candle-power  for 
$62,000  a  year,  claiming  that  present  gas-lighting  only  furnishes  about  40,000 
candle-power  at  a  cost  of  about  $62,000  a  year.  [Referred  to  Committee  on  Public 
Light.] 174,  175 


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PUBLIC   LIGHT — PUBLIC    PARKS. 

This  company  is  granted  permission  to  erect  a  pole  on  Delaware  street,  near  the 
court-house,  and  one  in  the  alley  north  of  the  Bates  House,  in  order  to  carry  a 
wire  to  the  court-house 1 163,  12 12 

Indianapolis  Gas- Light  and  Coke  Company ;    Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Text  of  the  agreement  with  city  for  year  ending  with  July  31st,  1883 200  to  202 

Council  Committee  on  Public  Light  recommends  that  agreement  be  executed 200 

Common  Council  concurs  in  foregoing  recommendation 199 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Council  action 234 

Requested  to  lay  the  following  lines  of  gas-mains : 

In  Oak  street,  from  Vine  street  to  the  United  Brethren  Church 84,  124 

In  Morris  street,  between  Carlos  and  Dakota  streets  [so  that  public  gas-lamps  erected 
under  S.  O.  95,  1881 — see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  153 — may  be  sup- 
plied with  gas.] 1161,1212 

Miscellaneous  Proceedings  had  relative  to  Public  Light — 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Public  Light  is  ordered  to  investigate  and  to  report 
whether  there  can  not  be  a  more  satisfactory  and  less  expensive  arrangement  made 

for  erecting  public  gas-lamps  than  that  which  obtains  at  present 427 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


PUBLIC   PARKS. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Public  Parks  (other  than  Garfield  Park),  during 

fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882 , $1,300.00         62 

Actual  expenditure 1,628.60         62 

Expenditure,  in  excess  of  estimate $    328.60         62 

Estimated  expenditure  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883 $2,500.00       743 

See  also,  sub-headings  "Garfield  Park;  Proceedings  had  concerning," post. 

Councilmen  Cowie,  Morrison,  and  Fultz  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on  Public 
Property. 

Aldermen  Drew,  DeRuiter,  and  Wood  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee  on 
Public  Property, 

Garfield  Park  ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Estimated  expenditure  on  behalf  of  this  Park,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st, 

1882 , $1,500.00         62 

Actual  expenditure 1,577.27         62 

Expenditure,  in  excess  of  estimate $      77.27         62 

Estimated  expenditures  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883 $1,000.00       743 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  the  following  motion  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Property: 
"That  the  Sellers'  Farm  and  Garfield  Park  be  offered  for  sale,  at  public  auction,  by 
the  City  Treasurer,  at  the  front  door  of  the  court-house  in  Indianapolis,  on  the  first 
Saturday  of  August,  1882,  to  the  highest  bidders,  for  not  less  than  the  appraised  value 
and  after  legal  publication  thereof;  and  that  the  amount  derived  from  such  sale  be 
invested  and  used  only  for  the  purchase  of  accessible  and  eligible  grounds,  for  the 
purpose  of  a  park,  situated  south  of  Washington  street  and  north  of  the  Belt 
Railroad" 132 


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PUBLIC    PARKS. 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  resolution,  by  a  vote  of  4  to  3 :  "Resolved, 
That  this  Board  of  Aldermen  will  not  entertain  any  propositions  from  any  party  or 
parties  as  regards  the  selling  of  the  grounds  known  as  Garfield  Park,  or  any  part  of 
the  same,  or  for  using  any  part  of  the  grounds  for  other  than  public  park  purposes"..252 

Appraisers  of  City  Property  [see  appointment  on  Journal  pages  436  and  472^  value  this 
Park  at  $20,000 f.  535 

Garfield  Park  (formerly  "Southern  Park"),  cost  the  city  $109,500.  Bonds  for  that  amount  were 
issued  on  January  26th,  1874,  bear  7  3-10  per  cent,  interest,  and  do  not  mature  until  January  26th, 
1894.  The  annual  interest  on  the  out-standing  bonds  amounts  to  $7,993.50;  therefore,  the  city  has 
now  paid  out,  already,  more  than  three  times  the  appraisement  in  interest.  This  park,  at  date,  if 
bonds  could  be  taken  up,  has  cost  the  city  quite  $180,000;  at  maturity  of  bonds,  the  cost  will  have 
been  (if  it  does  not  "unload"  profitably  or  otherwise),  over  a  quarter  of  a  million  of  dollars.  An 
amount  considerably  in  excess  of  the  aggregate  revenue  received  from  temporaiy  rental  has  been 
paid  out  of  the  city  treasury,  to  date,  for  improvements  and  keeping  up  repairs. 

Charles  E.  Kregelo  proposes  that  25  acres  of  this  park  be  used  for  a  City  Cemetery,  and 

figures  that  sales  of  such  a  tract,  for  burial  purposes,  would  bring  $97,190 133 

Vide  City  Cemetery,  ante. 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  this  motion :  "  That  all  organized  societies,  churches,  and 
schools  be,  and  are  hereby,  granted  the  free  use  of  Garfield  Park,  free  of  charge,  for 
picnic  purposes ;  and  that  the  Street  Commissioner  be,  and  is  hereby,  directed  to  admit 
all  such  societies  to  the  grounds  free  of  charge" , 65 

Common  Council  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Property 207 

Common  Council  adopts  this  motion:  "That  the  Committee  on  Public  Property  be, 
and  is  hereby,  directed  to  repair  the  gates  of  Garfield  Park,  so  that  the  public  may 
have  easy  access  thereto ;  also,  that  said  committee  are  hereby  empowered  to  make 
changes  in  the  permanent  occupant  of  said  park  as  they  may  deem  that  the  best  inter- 
ests of  the  city  demand  " 1 199 

Board  of  Aldermen  adds  its  Committees  on  Public  Property  and  on  Finance  to  Council 
committee,  and  then  adopts  motion  as  amended I257 

Common  Council  concurs  in  Aldermanic  amendment..... 1275 

Governor's  Circle  Park;   Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Joint  Committee  on  Public  Property  are  authorized  to  spend  $1,500  in  erecting  a  fountain 
in  this  park,  providing  the  owners  of  abutting  real  estate  donate  $500  of  above 
amount , 101,  134 

Military  Park  ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  motion :  "  That  the  Committee  on  Public 
Property  be,  and  are  hereby,  requested  to  either  close  up  the  gates  of  Military  Park, 
and  forbid  the  public  from  the  further  use  of  said  grounds,  or  else  put  some  man  in 
charge  of  the  Park  that  will  take  care  of  the  city's  property,  and  keep  the  weeds  cut 
down,  and  prevent  the  destruction  of  the  seats  and  benches  and  other  property  of  said 
park" 252 

Common  Council  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Property 289 

No  report  was  made  on  foregoing  Aldermanic  action,  during  year  1882-1883. 

Cost  of  removing  old  fence,  $6.35 279 

Cost  of  removing  old  brush  from  park,  $3.00 602 

Committee  on  Public  Property  is  authorized  to  take  down  the  fence  around  this  park, 
and  to  advertise  such  fence  for  sale  , 1 102,  1136 

North  Park  •  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Mason  J.  Osgood,  trustee  for  James  A.  Bruce,  rehearses,  in  a  lengthy  document,  the 
history  of  the  donations  of  real  estate  for  this  paper  park ;  and  petitions  for  a  quit- 


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PUBLIC    PARKS. 

claim  to  an  undivided  four-fifths  of  the  George  Bruce  donation  thereto.  [Referred 
to  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney.] 102,  103 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  the  prayed-for  deed  be  executed.  [Referred  to 
Councilmen  Bryce,  Morrison,  and  Pritchard.] 203 

Aforesaid  select  committee  reports  that  this  property  is  worth  from  $5,000  to  $7,000;  that 
James  A.  Bruce  "does  not  ask  that  the  lands  be  conveyed  to  him,  but,  on  the  contrary, 
prefers  the  city  to  own  them";  therefore,  recommends  that  the  prayer  of  petition  be 
not  granted,  and  that  the  City  Civil  Engineer  be  ordered  to  make  a  survey  of  said 
donation  and  to  report  what  would  be  the  cost  of  enclosing  same  with  a  fence.  [Com- 
mon Council  concurs.] 660 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  report,  and  Council  action  thereon,  to  its  Committee 

on  Public  Property 680 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  as  follows,  on  January  15th,  1883:  "Since  your  last  meet- 
ing, the  case  of  Mason  J.  Osgood,  Trustee,  vs.  The  City  and  James  A.  Bruce,  to  quiet 
title  to  the  Bruce  farm,  on  Fall  Creek  (a  portion  of  which  was  deeded — or  attempted 
to  be  deeded — to  the  city,  by  George  Bruce,  in  1873,  for  park  purposes),  has  been 
tried  before  Judge  Taylor  of  the  Superior  Court,  and  decided  in  favor  of  the  plaintiff. 
In  addition  to  the  many  other  weak  points  in  the  city's  claim  to  this  land,  it  was  dis- 
covered, after  the  trial  had  progressed  for  a  day,  that  the  city  had  never  received  any 
deed  for  the  land — in  other  words,  the  deed  which  was  made  by  George  Bruce  was 
found  to  be  to  "The  City  of  Indiana.''''  The  Court  very  kindly  allowed  me  to  file  a 
cross-complaint,  even  at  that  stage  of  the  case,  averring  the  misprision  of  the  Notary 
in  writing  the  deed,  and  asking  a  reformation  thereof,  and  allowed  me  to  show  the 
intention  of  the  grantor  to  make  the  deed  to  "The  City  of  Indianapolis'1'';  but  the 
plaintiff  also  showed,  by  the  same  witness,  that  the  city  never  paid  anything  whatever 
for  the  conveyance;  so  that,  if  the  Court  had  otherwise  felt  inclined,  the  law  would 
not  have  permitted  it  to  make  the  reformation.  But  Judge  Taylor  put  his  decision  on 
other  grounds;  holding  that  the  city  had  no  equity  in  her  claim,  having  failed  to  im- 
prove the  land  for  park  purposes,  as  agreed,  and  having  voluntarily  deeded  back  some 
of  the  other  pieces  which  were  accepted  on  the  same  terms,  without  the  consent  of 
Bruce  or  his  grantees.  A  new  trial  can  be  had,  as  a  matter  of  right,  on  the  payment 
of  costs.     If  this  is  desired  by  you,  I  ask  instructions  to  that  effect" 812 

Common  Council  orders  that  above  case  rests  where  it  is 812 

Board  of  Aldermen  instructs  the  City  Attorney  to  pay  the  costs,  to  demand  a  new  trial, 
and  to  take  the  case  to  Supreme  Court,  if  necessary 828 

Common  Council  recedes  from  it  former  action,  so  far  as  to  order  the  City  Attorney  to 
appeal  this  case,  and  then  instructs  him  to  use  his  discretion  as  to  paying  costs  and 
demanding  a  new  trial 859 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Council  action  last  above 874,  875 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  motion  on  April  23d,  1883,  by  a  vote  of  7  to 
3;  "That  the  City  Attorney  is  hereby  directed  not  to  appeal  or  further  defend  the 
case  of  Osgood,  Trustee,  vs.  James  A.  Bruce  and  The  City,  in  reference  to  the  title  to 
the  ground  known  as  North  Park,  and  that  the  Mayor  is  hereby,  directed  to  execute 
quit-claim  deeds  to  any  and  all  parties  now  owning  said  lands,  who  may  request  the 
same  " iI3I>  ll32 

Common  Council  non-concurs  in  foregoing  Aldermanic  action  by  a  vote  of  16  nays  to  3 
ayes  1199 

Board  of  Aldermen  approves  Council  action 1250 

By  unanimous  consent,  Alderman  Rorison  (absent  at  session  of  April  23d),  was  granted 
the  privilege  of  recording  his  vote  in  the  affirmative  on  the  motion  above  set  forth ; 
and  then,  on  his  motion,  the  vote  by  which  said  motion  was  adopted,  was  reconsidered 
by  a  vote  of  6  to  2 1282 


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PUBLIC   PARKS — PUBLIC   PROPERTY — PUBLIC   SCHOOLS. 

The  following  motion  was  offered  and  was  duly  adopted:  "That  the  question  as  to 
whether  the  city  should  abandon  further  defense  of  the  case  of  Osgood,  Trustee,  vs. 
James  A.  Bruce  and  The  City,  in  regard  to  the  North  Park  property,  be  referred  to 
the  President  of  this  Board,  the  City  Attorney,  and  the  Judiciary  Committee  of  the 
Council,  and  that  said  committee  have  power  to  act  in  said  matter" 1282 

Common  Council  concurs  in  above  Aldermanic  action 1274 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


PUBLIC  PROPERTY. 
Vide  Public  Parks,  ante. 

Expenditure  for  Insurance  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882, 
$62.50 .....62 

Councilmen  Cowie,  Morrison,  and  Fultz  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on 

Public  Property. 
Aldermen  Drew,  DeRuiter,  and  Wood  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee  on 

Public  Property. 

Council  Committee  on  Public  Property  presents  condensed  tabular  statements  fur- 
nished by  William  Hadley,  city's  rental  agent,  in  which  are  given  the  monthly 
rental  rates  of  the  Tomlinson  Estate  property  in  his  charge,  and  the  rentals  by  him 
collected  from  May  16th,  1881,  to  June  5th,  1882 77,  78 


PUBLIC  SCHOOLS. 

Amount  paid  out  of  city  treasury  for  the  benefit  of  the  City  School  System  during 
the  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882 $208,974.13         94 

Councilmen  Bryce,  Stout,  and  Dowling  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on  Ed- 
ucation. 

Aldermen  Tucker,  Hamilton,  and  Mussmann  continue  to  act  as  Alderman  Committee 
on  Education. 

Board  of  School  Commissioners  transmits  its  resolution,  fixing  its  tax-levy  for  1882, 
as  follows:  For  Special  Fund,  20  cents  on  $100.00,  and  a  tax  of  $1  on  each 
poll;  for  Library  Fund,  2  cents  on  $100.00;  Total,  22  cents  on  $100.00.  [Com- 
mon Council  ''receives.'']... 386 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  communication  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City 
Attorney 418 

Aforesaid  committee  and  city  officer  submit  the  following  legal  opinion  :  "  The 
qnestion  of  the  right  of  the  Board  of  School  Commissioners  to  levy  a  poll-tax  of 
$1  against  the  citizens  of  Indianapolis,  was  referred  to  us,  for  our  opinion.  Under 
the  statute  creating  and  governing  the  School  Board,  the  Council  and  Board  of 
Aldermen  have  no  defined  right  to,  in  any  way*  interfere  with  the  action  of  said 
School  Board,  either  as  to  the  levying  or  collecting  of  her  taxes,  or  as  to  any  other 
matters  pertaining  to  the  schools  of  said  city.  Your  committee,  however,  after  a 
careful  examination  of  the  question  referred,  state  it  as  their  opinion,  that  the 
School  Board  have  no  right,  under  the  law,  to  levy,  or  cause  to  be  collected,  a  poll- 
tax  of  any  amount  whatever,  and  believe  that  any  taxpayer  can,  after  the  dupli- 
cate has  been  made  up  and  delivered  to  the  Treasurer,  injoin  the  collection  thereof. 
But  as  the  work  of  putting  this  poll-tax  on  the  duplicate  will  cost  the  city  a  consid- 
erable amount  of  money,  and  afterward  be  of  great  annoyance  to  the  officers  of 
the  city  in  certifying  the  same  off,  in  case  the  question  should  be  decided  against 


1 882-1 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  175 

PUBLIC   SCHOOLS. 

the  School  Board,  we  deem  it  our  duty  to  recommend  that  the  question  of  the 
legality  of  said  levy  be  at  once  settled.  Unless  the  School  Board,  therefore,  will 
agree  to  submit  the  question  to  some  good  lawyer,  and  recall  that  part  of  their 
levy,  in  case  the  question  is  decided  against  them,  we  recommend  that  the  Council 
and  Board  of  Aldermen  pass  a  motion  requesting  the  City  Clerk  to  refuse  to  put 
said  tax  on  the  duplicate.  The  Board  can  then  proceed,  by  mandate,  to  compel 
him  to  do  so,  and  thus  raise  the  question.  This  is  the  only  way  the  question  can 
now  be  presented  to  a  Court  of  record  for  determination."     [Approved. ]..485,  502 

Common  Council  adopts  this  motion:  "That  the  City  Clerk  be,  and  is  hereby,  in- 
structed not  to  put  on  the  tax-duplicate  of  the  current  year  the  poll-tax  of  $\  for 
school  purposes,  under  the  action  of  the  Board  of  School  Commissioners  of  Indian- 
apolis;  and  that  he  disregard  that  portion  of  the  resolution  of  said  Board  " 505 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurrently  a'dopts  foregoing  motion 522 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  as  follows,  on  November  13th,  1882  :  "Since  the  last 
regular  meeting  of  the  Council,  the  Board  of  School  Commissioners  of  Indianapolis 
brought  an  action,  in  the  Superior  Court,  against  Joseph  T.  Magner,  City  Clerk, 
asking  a  mandate  against  him  to  compel  the  placing  of  a  poll-tax  of  $1  on  the 
tax-duplicate  of  1882,  levied  by  said  Board  for  general  school  purposes.  I  im- 
mediately appeared  to  said  action,  and  demurred  to  the  petition,  which  raised  the 
question  of  the  legality  of  said  levy.  The  demurrer  was  argued  before  the  full 
bench  of  said  Court,  and  all  three  of  the  judges  joined  in  an  opinion  against  the 
legality  of  the  tax.  An  appeal  has  been  taken  to  the  Supreme  Court."  [Ap- 
proved.]  583,  626 

Same  officer  reports,  on  November  20th,  1882,  that  foregoing  appeal  case  has  been 
been  orally  argued  before  the  Supreme  Court  (all  the  judges  on  the  bench) ;  that 
"the  unanimous  decision  of  the  Court  pronounced  against  the  legality  of  the  levy 
attempted  to  be  imposed  by  the  Board";  and  that  the  judgment  of  the  lower 
Court  was  affirmed 640,  679 

City  Attorney  Denny  submits  the  following:  "On  the  16th  day  of  April,  1881,  the 
General  Assembly  passed  an  Act  providing  that  parcels  of  land  containing  five 
acres  or  more,  situate  in  the  limits  of  any  city,  which  are  used  solely  for  agri- 
cultural purposes,  'shall  not  be  taxed  in  such  city,  for  all  purposes,  at  a  higher  ag- 
gregate percentage  upon  the  appraised  value  thereof  than  the  aggregate  percentage 
of  the  tax  levy  in  the  civil  township  wherein  such  property  is  situated.'  Under  the 
previous  statute,  the  school  levies  were  collected  against  such  lands,  in  addition  to 
the  amount  of  the  township  levy.  The  levies  were  carried  on  to  the  duplicate  by 
the  city  authorities  for  the  year  1881,  under  the  provisions  of  that  former  law,  be- 
lieving that  the  Actof"i88i  could  not  operate  for  that  year,  the  taxes  for  that 
year  having  accrued  before  the  passage  of  said  law.  Some  parties  paid  the  taxes 
as  levied,  others  paid  under  protest,  and  still  others — viz.:  Caroline  Leonard, 
Annie  Jeck,  and  Henry  Weghorst — each  tendered  to  the  City  Treasurer  the  amount 
due  on  their  respective  tracts  under  the  provisions  of  the  Act  of  1881,  including 
nothing  on  account  of  the  22- cent  school  levy.  The  Treasurer  refused  to  accept 
the  tender;  and  suits  immediately  followed  by  each  of  said  parties,  to  injoin  the 
city  from  collecting  any  more  than  the  tenders,  and  to  have  the  levies  set  aside. 
After  a  full  hearing  on  the  legal  question  involved,  Judge  Howe  has  decided  that 
the  law  of  1881  applies.  It  would  require  too  much  space  for  me  to,  here,  state 
the  reasoning  by  which  he  arrived  at  his  conclusions,  and  why  I  believe  there  is  a 
chance,  at  least,  for  the  city,  to  secure  a  reversal,  if  you  desire  an  appeal  prose- 
cuted. One  case  can  be  appealed,  and  the  others  await  its  determination.  It  is 
apparent  that,  if  Judge  Howe  is  correct  in  his  ruling,  the  city  and  School  Board 
are  at  sea  as  to  how  to  divide  the  money  paid  by  these  parties.  This  will  also  be 
true  now  (in  any  event  as  to  present  and  future  years),  unless  legislation  to  remedy 
the  difficulty  is  procured.  I  will  attempt  to  get  such  legislation  through  this 
winter.  I  ask  for  instructions  as  to  whether  I  shall  appeal  one  of  the  cases  or 
not" 752 


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PUBLIC    SCHOOLS — PUBLIC   VEHICLES. 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  motion,  and  appoints  Councilmen  Morrison, 
Ward,  and  Coy  as  its  conference  committee  created  thereby :  "That  the  City  At- 
torney be,  and  is  hereby,  instructed  to  appeal,  to  the  General  Term  of  the  Superior 
Court,  the  case  of  Henry  Weghorst  asking  the  city  to  withhold  or  refund  certain 
taxes,  and  that  the  Mayor  appoint  a  special  committee  of  three  to  confer  with  the 
School  Board,  looking  to  an  adjustment  of  the  taxes  paid  to  said  Board,  in  which 
the  city  has,  or  will  be  (in  consequence  of  the  lands  being  used  for  agricultural 
purposes  and  in  five-acre  tracts)  called  upon  to  refund  said  taxes" 753 

Aforesaid  officer  reports  as  follows,  on  February  5th,  1883:  "The  General  Term 
of  said  Court  has  affirmed  the  judgment  of  the  Special  Term  in  the  case  of  Henry 
Weghorst  vs.  The  City.  According  to  your  instructions  of  December  18th  and 
25th,  respectively,  I  will  not  appeal  said  cause,  unless  you  should  revoke  said  action 
and  instruct  me  further.  I  have  prepared,  and  had  presented  to  .both  branches  of 
the  General  Assembly,  a  bill,  which,  if  passed,  will  put  the  law  back  as  it  was 
before  the  Act  of  April  16th,  1881.  If  said  bill  should  not  be  favorably  considered, 
I  suggest  that  the  City  Treasurer  be  instructed  to  retain  the  whole  of  the  taxes  col- 
lected on  these  five-acre  tracts  until  such  time  as  the  School  Commissioners  may 
test  the  question  in  Court  as  to  what  part,  if  any,  it  is  entitled  to.  I  will  allow  the 
same  kind  of  entries  made  in  the  other  two  cases  mentioned  in  my  former  report  as 
will  now  be  made  in  this  case,  unless  otherwise  instructed."     [Approved.] 847 

City  Attorney  reports  that  all  of  above  mentioned  cases  have  been  disposed  of,  the 
plaintiffs  paying  two-thirds  of  the  costs,  "thus  giving  the  city,  within  a  few  dollars, 
the  amount  due  under  the  law."     [Approved.] 919 

Resolution  is  concurrently  adopted,  designating  polling-places  in  the  Third,  Fourth, 
Seventh,  and  Eighth  School  Districts,  for  School  Commissioner  election,  to  be  held 
on  June  9th,  1883 1240,  1284 

Resolution  is  adopted,  naming  election  boards  for  aforesaid  election !274,  1293 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  resolution  by  a  vote  of  15  to  3  : , 1245 

"Whereas,  Various  pieces  of  the  school  property  of  Indianapolis  stand  in  the  name 
of  the  city;  and,  Whereas,  The  title  to  said  real  estate  should  be  in  the  name  of 
the  present  school  corporation  of  said  city — viz.,  the  Board  of  School  Commis- 
sioners of  the  City  of  Indianapolis ;  and,  Whereas,  Said  Board  of  School  Com- 
missioners is  desirous  of  disposing  of  some  of  said  real  estate,  and  desires  that  the 
title  to  all  of  said  property  be  transferred  to  it;  Now,  therefore,  be  it 

"Resolved  by  the  Common  Cotmcil  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
That  the  City  Attorney  be,  and  is  hereby,  instructed  to  prepare  a  deed  from  the 
City  of  Indianapolis  to  said  Board  of  School  Commissioners  of  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis for  all  property  now  held  in  the  name  of  said  city  for  school  purposes,  and 
the  Mayor  is  hereby  instructed  to  execute  such  deed,  for  and  on  behalf  of  said 
city  and  Board." 

Board  of  Aldermen  refuses  to  adopt  above  resolution  by  a  vote  of  5  nays  to  4 
ayes 1286 


PUBLIC  VEHICLES. 

G.  O.  43,  1882 — An  Ordinance  licensing  Hacks,  Wagons,  and  other  Vehicles  to  carry 
Passengers  to  and  from  the  Encampment,  during  the  first  week  in  July,  1S82 — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  199. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  August  21st,  1882 348 

Petition  (signed  by  33  "expressmen"),  asking  for  an  ordinance  regulating  the  man- 
ner and  style  of  soliciting  patronage,  is  presented  and  is  referred  to  Council  Com- 
mittee on  Ordinances , 870 


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PUBLIC    VEHICLES — RAILROAD    LINES    AND    SWITCH-TRACKS. 

G.  O.  10,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  regulate  the  Soliciting  of  Business  by  the  Owners 
and  Drivers  of  Express  Wagons  and  others  working  in  their  interest — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  March  8th, 

1883 ; 942 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  April  23d,  1883 1120 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads   this  ordinance   for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee  on  Railroads..  1 175,  1 178 
Aforesaid  committees  did  not  report  back  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 


RAILROAD  AVENUE. 

City  Attorney  reports  that,  in  the  settlement  of  the  old  case  of  the  Jeffersonville, 
Madison  &  Indianapolis  Railroad  Company  vs.  The  City  and  Sinker,  Davis  &  Co., 
the  city's  title  to  this  avenue,  from  Georgia  street  north,  was  quieted,  and  the  city 
saved  from  all  costs 144 


RAILROAD  LINES  AND  SWITCH-TRACKS. 

Vide  Street  Railways,  post. 

Councilmen  Yoke,  Caylor,  and  Pearson  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on 
Railroads. 

Aldermen  Drew,  Hamilton,  and  Newman  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee 
on  Railroads. 

General  Legislation  as  to  Railroads — 

G.  O.  10,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  amend  Section  Two  of  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An 
Ordinance  to  regulate  the  running  of  Locomotives  and  Cars  in  the  City  of  Indi- 
anapolis, and  requiring  Flagmen  to  be  stationed  at  certain  Railroad  Crossings  ; 
defining  the  duties  of  such  Flagmen  ;  and  prohibiting  Locomotives  and  Cars  from 
running  across  certain  Streets,  unless  a  Flagman  be  stationed  at  such  Crossing"; 
ordained  March  5th,  1866 — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  200. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time  on  June  13th,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Railroads 56 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  there  is  "a  good  and  complete  ordinance  now  in 
force"  on  above  subject;  and  recommends  that  the  Chief  of  Police  be  instructed 
to  enforce  the  same;  and  that  G.  O.  10,  1882,  be  stricken  from  the  files ...78 

Ordinance  is  stricken  from  tjie  files  on  June  19th,  1882 78 

G.  O.  20,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  prevent  the  blowing  of  Steam-Whistles,  and  the 
opening  of  Cylinder-Cocks  of  Locomotives  while  crossing  any  of  the  Streets  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882 

page  200. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time  on  June  13th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Railroads 56 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  back  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

23 


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RAILROAD    LINES    AND    SWITCH-TRACKS. 

G.  O.  39,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  prevent  the  Shipping  of  Through-Freight  in  Rail- 
road Cars  through  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  204. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  but  fails  to  pass 
it,  by  a  vote  of  8  to  10,  thereby  striking  it  from  the  files .  k.......  no,  ill 

G.  O.  32,  1883 — An  Ordinance  in  relation  to  the  Runniiag  of  Trains  through  the  City 
of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  read  for  the  first  time  on  May  14th,  1883 1201 

Common  Council  passes  this  ordinance;  and  then  reconsiders  its  passage,  and  refers 
same  to  its  Committees  on  Railroads  and  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  the  City  At- 
torney, on  May  21st,  1883 1236 

Aforesaid  committees  and  city  officer  did  not  report  ordinance  back  during  year  1882-1883. 

Councilmen  Morrison,  Yoke,  and  Dowling,  the  City  Civil  Engineer,  and  the  City 
Attorney  as  a  select  committee  appointed  under  an  adopted  Council  motion  [see 
Journal  page  1450],  report  that  nine  railway  companies  and  one  switch-track  com- 
pany had  laid  one  hundred  tracks,  unauthorized  by  ordinance,  along  and  across  the 
thoroughfares  of  this  city.   [Received.]  Journals  for  1881-1882,  pages... 1564'to  1566 

Same  committee  suggests  that  the  offending  companies  be  requested,  by  the  City 
Clerk,  to  make  proper  application  to  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  for 
the  passage  of  ordinances  authorizing  them  to  cross  the  mentioned  streets  and  alleys, 
and  to  maintain  the  tracks  already  laid,  and  recommends  that  such  applications  be 
granted,  except  in  cases  of  great  public  inconvenience.  [Common  Council  con- 
curs.]    Journals  for  1881-1882,  page 1566 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  both  of  above  reports  to  its  Committees  on  Railroads  and 

on  Streets  and  Alleys 38 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  Aldermanic  motion  [see  Journal  for  1881- 
1882,  page  1585]  on  June  13th,  1882:  "Resolved,  That  where  railroad  tracks  or 
switches  have  been  laid  within  the  city  limits,  without  authority  from  the  Common 
Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  the  Street  Commissioner  is  directed  to  at  once 
notify  the  individuals  or  companies  operating  and  using  such  tracks  and  switches, 
in  each  case,  to  remove  the  same;  and  if,  at  the  end  of  six  months  from  the  adop- 
tion of  this  resolution,  any  such  track  or  switch  remains,  unauthorized  by  ordinance, 
said  Street  Commissioner  shall  take  up  and  remove  the  same  without  further 
delay" 58,  59 

The  following  motion  was  ofiered  in  the  Board  of  Aldermen  on  November  13th, 
1882:  "That  a  special  committee  (consisting  of  two  members  and  the  President 
of  this  Board,  the  Engineer,  and  Street  Commissioner;*  and  that  the  Council  be, 
and  is  hereby,  requested  to  appoint  a  committee  of  two)  are  directed  to  examine 
and  devise  some  plan  for  a  viaduct  over  the  Union  Tracks  and  the  C,  I.,  St.  L.  & 
C.  Railroad  tracks  on  Virginia  avenue;  And,  further,  To  see  all  of  the  railroad 
officials  whose  roads  cross  Virginia  avenue,  and  learn,  if  possible,  what  aid  or  as- 
sistance may  be  expected  from  the  railroads,  and,  also,  from  other  sources,  towards 
building  a  viaduct,  and  to  report  to  the  Council  all  facts,  amount  of  help  that  can 
be  obtained,  and  the  cost  of  building  a  viaduct  " 615 

President  Layman  and  Aldermen  Tucker  and  Newman  are  selected  as  Aldermanic 
committee 615 

Councilmen  Dean  and  Pearson  are  appointed  as  Council  members  of  same  com- 
mittee  656 

City  Attorney  is  ordered  to  report  to  the  Common  Council  "what  legal  obstructions 
there  are  to  building  a  viaduct  over  the  railway  tracks  on  Virginia  avenue ;  and, 
if  there  be  any,  what  action  is  necessary,  by  the  city,  to  remove  the  same 866 


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RAILROAD    LINES    AND    SWITCH-TRACKS. 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports,  on  above  motion,  as  follows:  "Before  stating  my 
opinion  on  this  matter,  I  will  briefly  state  the  history  of  the  attempt,  made,  in  1874, 
to  build  a  viaduct  at  that  point,  as  I  find  it  in  the  records  of  the  Council  and  the 
Courts:  It  appears  that,  prior  to  March  2,  1874,  John  A.  Whitsit  had  prepared 
certain  plans  and  specifications  for  the  construction  of  a  viaduct,  and,  on  that  day, 
Councilman  Shepherd,  from  a  committee  to  whom  the  matter  had  previously  been 
referred,  reported  in  favor  of  building  the  viaduct  according  to  said  plans.  Mr. 
Twiname,  from  the  same  committee,  recommended  the  plan  of  John  J.  Palmer, 
and  Mr.  Rush  favored  a  postponement  of  the  whole  matter,  on  account  of  the  hard 
times  then  existing.  On  the  27th,  of  April  following,  the  Council  adopted  the  re- 
port of  Mr.  Shepherd,  and  a  contract  was,  thereupon,  awarded  to  Mr.  Whitsit  to 
do  the  work.  All  these  proceedings  seem  to  have  been  had  without  any  advertise- 
ment for  bids  to  do  the  work,  and  without  the  matter  of  the  assessment  of  damages- 
and  benefits  having  been  referred  to  the  City  Commissioners,  or  in  any  way  referred 
to,  so  far  as  I  can  find.  Before  the  contractor  commenced  the  work,  Rachel  K. 
Clark,  and  other  property  owners  along  the  line  of  the  improvement,  instituted  a 
proceeding  in  the  Superior  Court  to  injoin  the  execution  of  the  work,  alleging  (1), 
That  the  contract  itself  was  void,  because  the  statute  had  not  been  complied  with 
in  letting  the  same;  and  (.2),  That  their  damages  had  not  been  assessed  and  ten- 
dered. After  a  full  hearing,  Judge  Blair,  of  said  Court,  issued  a  temporary  restrain- 
ing order  against  the  city  and  Mr.  Whi,tsit,  to  remain  in  force  till  such  time  as  the 
matter  should  be  referred  to  the  City  Commissioners  and  the  damages  to  plaintiffs 
should  be  assessed  and  tendered,  thus  holding,  as  I  suppose,  that  the  contract  itself 
was  valid.  Under  the  advice  of  the  City  Attorney,  the  Council  then  referred  the 
matter  to  the  City  Commissioners,  to  assess  the  damages.  Immediately  upon  this 
action,  the  C,  H.  &  I.  R.  R.  Co.  commenced  a  proceeding  in  the  Marion  Circuit 
Court  to  injoin  further  proceedings,  on  the  ground  that  the  attempted  contract 
with  Mr.  Whitsit  was  void.  Judge  Howland  held  this  position  well  taken,  and 
issued  a  perpetual  injunction  against  the  building  of  that  viaduct  under  that  con- 
tract. No  appeal  was  taken  in  either  case  ;  and,  so  far  as  I  know,  the  whole  mat- 
ter was  then  dropped.  I  thought  it  proper  to  thus  state  these  facts,  knowing  that 
a  misunderstanding  of  the  legal  status  of  this  question  has  recently  grown  up  among 
your  members  on  account  of  statements  made  in  the  public  press  as  to  the  final 
determination  of  these  cases.  It  will  be  seen  from  the  above  that  there  are  no 
'legal  obstructions'  in  the  way  of  the  city  building  a  viaduct  at  the  point  named; 
Provided,  of  course,  that  she  first  complied  with  the  statute  in  letting  the  contract, 
and,  in  case  the  plans  contemplated  a  change  of  grade  in  the  whole  street  (as  Mr. 
Whisit's  did),  had  the  damages  assessed  and  tendered,  as  provided  by  section  27  of 
the  Charter — neither  of  which  were  done  in  the  former  attempt  to  construct  this 
viaduct."    [Received.] 888 

A  "sweeping"  resolution,  ordering  derelict  railroad  companies  and  other  offenders 
to  remove  obstructions  from  Pogue's  Run,  is  adopted,  unanimously,  by  the  Board 
of  Aldermen  and  the  Common  Council  on  February  26th  and  March  8th,  1883 
912,  940 

Cincinnati,  Hamilton  &  Indianapolis  Railroad ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G.  O.  59,  1 88 1 — An  Ordinance  to  amend  section  two  of  "An  Ordinance  authorizing  the 
Junction  Railroad  Company  to  occupy  with  their  tracks  Maryland  street,  from  the 
East  Corporation  line  to  Pogue's  Run,  and  to  cross  other  streets,"  passed  October  28th, 
1867— 
In  hands  of  Council  Committee  on  Railroads.     See  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  205. 

G.  O.  40,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Pittsburgh,  Cincinnati  &  St.  Louis  Railway 
Company  and  the  Cincinnati,  Hamilton  &  Indianapolis  Railway  Company  to  erect  and 
maintain  Safety-Gates,  for  the  protection  of  the  Public,  at  the  crossing  of  the  Tracks 
of  said  Roads  and  Noble  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  205. 


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RAILROAD   LINES   AND   SWITCH-TRACKS. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
June  13th,  1882 58 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  June  26th,  1 882 127 

This  company  is  ordered  to  plank  its  Cruse  street  crossing  to  the  full  width  of  said 
thoroughfare » 721,  731 

Board  of  Aldermen,  on  December  27th,  1882,  re-calls  a  certain  report  made  by  Council 
Select  Committee  on  Railroads,  recommending  that  this  company  be  required  to  re- 
move its  obstructions  from  Pogue's  Run  [see  Journals  for  188 1  1882,  page  1566],  and 
which  had  been  referred  to  Aldermanic  Committee  on  Railroads  and  on  Streets  and 
Alleys,  on  June  12th,  1882  [see  Journals  for  current  year,  page  38],  and  concurs  in 
Council  action 774 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that  he  accompanied  the  City  Marshal  at  time  of  serving 
the  notice  on  this  company  to  remove  its  Pogue's  Run  obstructions,  and  states  that 
said  company  had  made  no  statement  as  to  its  intentions  to  comply  with  the  order 
given 847 

Resolution,  defining  the  particular  obstruction  maintained  by  this  company,  and  ordering 
removal  thereof,  u  without  unnecessary  delay,"  is  adopted  on  February  26th  and  March 
8th,  1883 911,  940 

Cincinnati,  Indianapolis,  St.  Louis  df  Chicago  Railroad;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G.   O.  2,   1883 — An    Ordinance   requiring   the   Cincinnati,  Indianapolis,  St.    Louis    & 

Chicago  Railroad  Company  to  station  and  maintain  a  Flagman  at  the  intersection  of 

said  Company's  Track  and  Pine  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  January  15th, 

1883 . 823 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

May  21st,  1883 , 1235 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  May  28th,  1883,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  Jndiciary  Committee 1286 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

This  company  is  ordered  to  erect  safety-gates  at  its  Indiana  avenue  crossing,  as  required 
by  G.  O.  7,  1882 25,  49 

Is  ordered,  forthwith,  to  station  some  competent  person  to  operate  aforesaid  safety- 
gates 758,  770 

This  company  is  ordered  to  fill,  with  gravel,  the  mud-hole  on  both  sides  of  its  track, 
between  Third  and  Fourth  streets 409,  424 

Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  6°  Indianapolis  Railway ;  Proceedings  concerning — 

G.  O.  54,  1881 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indi- 
anapolis Railway  Company  and  the  Indianapolis,  Peru  &  Chicago  Railway  Company 
to  employ  and  station  a  Flagman  at  the  point  where  the  Tracks  of  said  Companies 
cross  E.  Market  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  206. 

Common  Council,  on  receipt  of  Aldermanic  message,  showing  that  said  body  refused  to 
pass  foregoing  ordinance  by  a  unanimous  negative  vote,  for  the  reason  that  safety-gates 
had  been  erected  at  said  crossing,  under  the  requirements  of  G.  O.  7,  1882  [see  In- 
dexical Digest  for  1881-1882,  pages  199  and  200],  concurs  in  Aldermanic  action,  and, 
thereby,  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files 18 


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RAILROAD    LINES    AND    SWITCH-TRACKS. 

G.  O.  22,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indi- 
anapolis and  the  Wabash,  St.  Louis  &  Pacific  Railway  Companies,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  to  erect  and  maintain  Safety-Gates  for  the  protection  of  the  Public,  at 
the  crossing  of  Massachusetts  avenue  and  said  Companies'  Tracks — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  206. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
June  13th,  1882 57 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it  on  June  26th,  1882...  126,  127 

G.  O.  54,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indi- 
anapolis Railroad  Company  and  the  Indiana,  Bloomington  &  Western  Railroad  Com- 
pany to  station  a  Flagman  at  the  crossing  of  Rural  street  with  said  Companies' 
Tracks — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the  first 
time,  on  June  19th,  1882 84 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time,  on  August  2 1st,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Railroads 348,  349 

Aforesaid  committee  reports,  on  September   18th,  1882,  that,  in  its  opinion,  a  flagman  is 

not  needed  at  that  crossing.     [Concurred  in.] 439 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  67,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indi- 
anapolis Railroad  Company,  the  Wabash  St.  Louis  &  Pacific  Railway  Company,  and 
the  Indiana,  Bloomington  &  Western  Railway  Company,  to  erect  and  maintain  Safety- 
Gates  at  the  crossing  of  their  Tracks  over  E.  Ohio  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August  7th, 
1882 294 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
August  2 1st,  1882 349 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  August  28th,  1 882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committees  on  Railroads  and  on  Streets  and  Alleys 369 

Atoresaid  committees  did  not  report  back  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

This  company  is  ordered  to  erect  safety-gates  at  its  Noble  street  crossing 25,  49 

This  company  and  Cobb  &  Branham  are  ordered  to  remove  certain  trestle-work  from 
Pogue's  Run,  supporting  a  bridge  leading  to  the  C.  &  B.  coal  yard 91 1,  939 

Indiana,  Bloomington  &  Western  Railway  ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G.  O.  57,  188 1 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Indianapolis,  Decatur  &  Springfield  Rail- 
way Company  to  employ  and  station  a  Flagman  at  the  point  where  the  Track  of  said 
Company  crosses  West  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  208. 

Common  Council,  on  receipt  of  Aldermanic  message,  showing  that  said  body  had 
amended  the  title  and  body  of  foregoing  ordinance,  by  inserting  the  phrase  "Indiana, 
Bloomington  &  Western  Railway,  lessees  of  the,"  concurs  in  said  amendment,  and, 
thereby,  "establishes"  this  ordinance,  as  amended,  on  June  5th,  1882 19 

G.  O.  19,  1882 — An  Ordinance  authorizing  the  Indiana,  Bloomington  &  Western  Rail- 
way Company  to  construct  certain  Tracks  within  and  through  a  certain  portion  of  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  207  and  208. 

President  Corbin  files,  with  City  Clerk,  said  company's  acceptance  of  the  terms  and  con- 
ditions of  above  entitled  ordinance;   for  text  of  which  acceptance,  see 7,  42 


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RAILROAD    LINES   AND    SWITCH-TRACKS. 

G.  O.  54,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indi- 
anapolis Railroad  Company  and  the  Indiana,  Bloomington  &  Western  Railroad  Com- 
pany to  station  a  Flagman  at  the  crossing  of  Rural  street  with  said  Companies'  Tracks — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the  first 
time,  on  June   19th,  1882 84 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time,  on  August  2 1st,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Railroads 348,  349 

Aforesaid  committee  reports,  on  September  18th,  1882,  that  in  its  opinion,  "a  flagman 

is  not  needed  at  that  crossing."     [Concurred  in.] 439 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O  61,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  amend  Section  One'  of  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An 
Ordinance  requiring  the  Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indianapolis  and  the 
Wabash,  St.  Louis  &  Pacific  Railway  Companies,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  to  erect 
and  maintain  Safety-Gates  for  the  Protection  of  the  Public,  at  the  crossing  of  Massa- 
chusetts avenue  and  said  Companies'  Tracks";  ordained  June  26th,  1882,  and  adding 
provisions  as  to  the  Indiana,  Bloomington  &  Western  Railway  Company — 

For  proceedings  had  relative  to  original  ordinance  [G .  O.  22,  1882] ;  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881- 
1882,  pages  206  and  213,  and,  also,  this  Indexical  Digest,  under  sub-titles  "  Cleveland,  Columbus, 
Cincinnati  &*  Indianapolis  Railway;  Proceedings  concerning"  and  "Wabash,  St.  Louis  <Sr" 
Pacific  Railway  ;  Proceedings  had  concerning." 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced ;  is  read  for  the  first  time ;  rules  are  suspended  ; 

ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times ;  and  is  passed,  on  July  17th,  188?..  199 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882 241 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

August  28th,  1882 '. 375 

G.  O.  67,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indi- 
anapolis Railroad  Company,  the  Wabash,  St.  Louis  &  Pacific  Railway  Company,  and 
the  Indiana,  Bloomington  &  Western  Railway  Company,  to  erect  and  maintain  Safety- 
Gates  at  the  crossing  of  their  Tracks  over  E.  Ohio  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August  7th, 

1882 , ; 294 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
August  21st,  1882 349 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time   on  August  28th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Railroads  and  on  Streets  and  Alleys 369 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  back  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

This  company  is  ordered  to  repair  its  Ohio  street  and  Pine  street  crossings 297,  319 

Indianapolis,  Decatur  £f  Springfield  Railway ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G.  O.  57,  1 88 1— An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Indianapolis,  Decatur  &  Springfield  Rail- 
way Company  to  employ  and  station  a  Flagman  at  the  point  where  the  Track  of  said 
company  crosses  West  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  208. 

Common  Council,  on  receipt  of  Aldermanic  message,  showing  that  said  body  had 
amended  the  title  and  body  of  foregoing  ordinance,  by  inserting  the  phrase  "Indiana, 
Bloomington,  and  Western  Railway,  lessees  of  the,"  concurs  in  said  amendment,  and, 
thereby,  "establishes"  this  ordinance,  as  amended,  on  June  5th,  1882 19 

Jeffersonville,  Madison  &*  Indianapolis  Railroad ;  Proceedings  had  concerning— 

G.  O.  67,  1 88 1 — An  Ordinance  providing  for  a  Flagman  by  the  Jeffersonville,  Madison 
&  Indianapolis  Railroad  Company,  at  the  crossing  of  Madison  avenue,  just  south  of 
the  Hominy  Mills,  by  the  Track  of  said  company — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  209. 

Common  Council  strikes  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  26th,  1882 109 


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RAILROAD    LINES   AND   SWITCH-TRACKS. 

G.  O.  5,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  Flagmen  to  be  stationed   at  the  intersection  of 
the  Jeffersonville,  Madison  &  Indianapolis  Railroad  Company's  tracks  with   Madison 
avenue  (north),  Ray  street,  and  Madison  avenue,  near  the  Hominy  Mills — 
In  hands  of  Aldermanic  Committee  on  Railroads.     See  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  209. 

G.  O.  13,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  a  Flagman  to  be  stationed  at  the  intersection 
of  the  Jeffersonville,  Madison  &  Indianapolis  Railroad  Company's  Tracks  with  Madi- 
son avenue,  between  Lincoln  and  Minnesota  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  209. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

June  26th,  1882 109 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  July  10th,  1882 160 

Aforesaid  body  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  time,  on  August  28th,  1882,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Railroads 374 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Railroads  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 683 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  is  passed,  on  November  27th, 
1882 683 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that  the  "old  case"  of  the  Jeffersonville,  Madison  &  Indi- 
anapolis Railroad  Company  vs.  The  City  and  Sinker,  Davis  &  Co.,  with  regard  to  the 
legal  existence  of  '•  Railroad  avenue,"  had  been  fully  and  finally  determined  in  favor 
of  the  city's  claim  to  such  a  thoroughfare 144 

This  company  petitions  for  the  privilege  of  maintaining  its  tracks,  as  follows  :  5  tracks 
across  South  street,  6  tracks  across  Merrill  street,  5  tracks  across  McCarty  street,  3 
tracks  across  Morris  street,  and  2  tracks  across  Madison  avenue.  [Referred  to  the  City 
Attorney  and  the  City  Civil  Engineer.] 613 

G.  O.  81,  1882 — An  Ordinance  granting  the  Jeffersonville,  Madison  &  Indianapolis 
Railroad  Company  the  right  to  maintain  Tracks  across  certain  Streets  in  the  City 
of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  December 
4th,  1882 ..; 692 

Remonstrance  against  passage  of  foregoing  ordinance  is  presented  on  December  18th, 

1882,  and  is  ordered  to  be  filed  therewith 762 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

This  company  is  ordered  to  repair  its  South  street  crossing 507,  522 

This  company  is  ordered  to  repair  its  Minnesota  street  crossing 959,  1040 

This  company  is  ordered,  by  Common  Council,  to  take  up  the  bowldered  sidewalk, 
from  along  the  east  [?  north]  line  of  its  freight  depot,  on  South  street,  and  to  re- 
place the  same  with  a  good  brick  pavement HOI 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  order  to  its  Committee  on  Railroads, 

wiih  instructions  "  to  report  at  any  early  day  " 1 172,  1 173 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

This  company  is  ordered,  by  Common  Council,  to  lay  a  double-stone  crosswalk  from 
the  east  line  of  its  freight  depot  to  the  east  line  of  its  property  [?  across  South 
street.] 1101 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  order  to  its  Committee  on  Railroads, 

with  instructions  H  to  report  at  any  early  day  " 1 172,  1173 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

This  company  is  ordered,  by  Common  Council,  to  re-plank  all  its  tracks  which  cross 
South  and  Pennsylvania  streets,  and  the  sidewalks  thereof 1101 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  order  to  its  Committee  on  Railroads, 

with  instructions  "to  report  at  any  early  day  " 1 172,  11 73 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


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RAILROAD    LINES    AND    SWITCH-TRACKS. 

Pittsburgh,  Cincinnati  &  St.  Louis  Railway ;    Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G.  O.  40,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Pittsburgh,  Cincinnati  &  St.  Louis  Rail- 
way Company  and  the  Cincinnati,  Hamilton  &  Indianapolis  Railway  Company  to 
erect  and  maintain  Safety-Gates,  for  the  Protection  of  the  Public,  at  the  crossing 
of  the  Tracks  of  said  Roads  and  Noble  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  210. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  June  13th,  1882 58 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules ; 
reads  it  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  June  26th,i882 127 

This  company  is  ordered  to  plank  its  Cruse  street  crossing 465,  515 

Board  of  Aldermen,  on  December  27th,  1882,  re-calls  a  certain  report  made  by 
Council  Select  Committee  on  Railroads,  recommending  that  this  company  be  re- 
quired to  remove  its  obstructions  from  Pogue's  Run  [see  Journals  for  1 881- 1882, 
page  1566,  and  which  has  been  referred  to  Aldermanic  Committees  on  Railroads 
and  on  Streets  and  Alleys  on  June  12th,  1882 — see  Journals  for  current  year,  page 
38],  and  concurs  in  Council  action  .. , 774 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that  he  accompanied  the  City  Marshal  at  the  time  said 
last  named  officer  served  the  notice  ordered  to  be  served  by  foregoing  approved 
recommendation,  and  that  this  company  is  now  [February  5th,  1883]  "  preparing 
to  re-place  the  present  bridge  over  the  Run  with  an  iron  bridge,  resting  on  stone 
abutments,  as  soon  as  the  weather  will  permit."     [Approved  ] 847 

Resolution,  ordering  this  company  to  remove  certain  pile  trestle-work  under  its  S. 
East  street  bridge  over  Pogue's  Run,  is  adopted  on  February  26th  and  March  8th, 
1883 911,940 

James  McCrea,  Manager,  sends  in  the  following  communication  (dated  March  28th, 
1883)  on  April  2d,  1883  :  "  While  denying  the  statement  that  these  trestles  obstruct 
the  passage  of  the  water  in  said  Run  in  any  such  way  as  to  cause  apprehension  of 
damage,  nevertheless,  out  of  ouf  desire  to  meet  the  expressed  wishes  of  your  honor- 
able body,  we  will  proceed  at  once  to  remove  the  present  trestle-work  and  sub- 
stitute a  bridge,  plans  for  which  will  be  submitted  to  your  City  Engineer  for  ap- 
proval. All  this  may,  possibly,  require  more  time  than  is  specified  in  the  resolu- 
tion, but  the  work  will  be  pushed  as  rapidly  as  possible."     [Received.] 1030 

This  company  is  granted  ninety  days'  additional  time  to  remove  its  obstruction  from 
Pogue's  Run 1069,  1096 

Wabash,  St.  Louis  6°  Pacific  Railway ;    Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G.  O.  54,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indi- 
anapolis Railway  Company  and  the  Indianapolis,  Peru  &  Chicago  Railway  Com- 
pany to  employ  and  station  a  Flagman  at  the  point  where  the  Tracks  of  said  Com- 
panies cross  E.  Market  street  — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  212  and  213. 

Common  Council,  on  receipt  of  Aldermanic  message,  showing  that  said  body  refused 
to  pass  foregoing  ordinance  by  an  unanimous  vote,  for  the  reason  that  safety-gates 
had  been  erected  at  said  crossing,  under  the  requirements  of  G.  O.  7,  1882  [see 
Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  pages  199  and  200],  concurs  in  Aldermanic  action, 
and,  thereby,  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files 18 

G.  O.  22,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indi- 
anapolis and  the  Wabash,  St.  Louis  &  Pacific  Railway  Companies,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  to  erect  and  maintain  Safety-Gates  for  the  protection  of  the  Public, 
at  the  crossing  of  Massachusetts  avenue  and  said  Companies'  Tracks — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  213. 


1882-1883]         Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  185 


RAILROAD    LINES   AND    SWITCH-TRACKS. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  June  13th,  1882 ...« 57 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
it  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  June  26th,  1882 126,  127 

G.  O.  67,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Cleveland,  Columbus,  Cincinnati  &  Indi- 
anapolis Railroad  Company,  the  Wabash,  St.  Louis  &  Pacific  Railway  Company, 
and  the  Indiana,  Bloomington  &  Western  Railway  Company,  to  erect  and  main- 
tain Safety-Gates  at  the  crossing  of  their  Tracks  over  E.  Ohio  street,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August 
7th,  1882 294 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  August  21st,  1882 349 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  August  28th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committees  on  Railroads  and  on  Streets  and  Alleys 369 

Aforesaid  committees  did  not  report  back  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

This  company  is  ordered  to  erect  safety-gates  at  Noble  street  crossing,  as  required  by 
G.  O.  35,  1882 25,49 

This  company  is  ordered  to  plank  its  East  street  crossing 465,  515 

Board  of  Aldermen,  on  December  27th,  1882,  re-calls  a  certain  report  made  by  Coun- 
cil Select  Committee  on  Railroads,  recommending  that  this  company  he  required 
to  remove  its  obstructions  from  Pogue's  Run,  and  also  to  obliterate  the  old  dam 
by  it  placed  south  of  Washington  street  [see  Journals  for  1 881- 1882,  page  1566], 
which  had  been  referred  to  Aldermanic  Committees  on  Railroads  and  on  Streets 
and  Alleys  on  June  12th,  1882,  and  concurs  in  Council  action 774 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that  he  accompanied  the  City  Marshal  at  the  time  notice 
was  served  for  this  company  to  comply  with  the  above  indicated  concurrent  action 
of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen;  but  that  said  company  "made 
no  statement  as  to  its  intentions" 847 

Resolution,  ordering  this  company  to  remove  the  obstructions  to  Pogue's  Run,  caused 
by  its  Liberty  street  bridge  and  its  [water-tank]  dam,  south  of  Washington  street, 
is  unanimously  adopted  by  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  on  Feb- 
ruary 26th  and  March  8th,  1883 911,  939 

Union  Railway ;    Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G.  O.  34,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  Establishment  of  Electric  Lights  at 
the  crossing  of  the  Union  Tracks  with  Virginia  avenue  and  S  Delaware  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  212. 

Council  Committee  on  Public  Light  [to  whom  this  ordinance  had  been  referred  on 
May  8th,  1882 — see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1474]  recommends  that  Indiana- 
polis Gas-Light  and  Coke  Company  erect,  at  its  own  expense,  three  public  gas- 
lamps  at  each  of  said  railroad  crossings.     [Council  concurs.].  12 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  recommendation  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light„44 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  only  two  lamps  be  erected  at  Virginia  avenue 

crossing  and  only  one  at  Delaware  street  crossing.     [Concurred  in.] 129,  130 

G.  O.  1,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  repeal  Section  Five  of  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An 
Ordinance  for  the  Protection  of  Travelers,  Passengers,  and  Baggage,  and  for  the 
Preservation  of  Order  in  and  about  the  Union  Depot,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,"  ordained  February  20th,  1882  — 

24 


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RAILROAD    LINES   AND    SWITCH-TRACKS. 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 
first  time,  on  January  5th,  1883,  and  is  then  referred  to  Council  Committee  on 

Railroads 795 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  in  favor  of  passage  of  ordinance..;. 895 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time  on  March  8th,  1883,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 946 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 978 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  April  23d,  1883. .1120 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  and  second  times  on  May  7th, 

1883,  and  then  refers  same  to  its  Judiciary  Committee .....1 175,  1178 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1263 

Aforesaid  body  reads  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
May  21st,  1883 , 1263 

This  company  is  ordered  to  plank  its  Meridian  street  crossing,  on  line  with  east  side- 
walk of  said  street 719,  737 

Switch-  Tracks  ;    Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G.  O.  55,  1882 — An  Ordinance  granting  Frederick  Dietz  permission  to  construct  a 
Railroad  Switch  across  Morris  street,  to  and  connecting  with  the  J.,  M.  &  I.  Rail- 
road Tracks — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced ;  is  read  for  the  first  time ;  rules  are  sus- 
pended; ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times ;  and  is  passed,  on  June 
26th,  1882 105 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  June  26th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Railroads 137 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 167 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  July  10th,  1882 168 

Indianapolis  Oil  Tank  Line  Company  (E.  L.  Williams,  agent)  asks  that  the  Cincin- 
nati, Indianapolis,  St.  Louis  &  Chicago  Railroad  be  permitted  to  lay  a  switch-track 
across  S.  Pine  street  and  to  the  premises  of  said  first  mentioned  company.  [Re- 
ferred to  Council  Committee  on  Railroads.] 823 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  in  favor  of  prayer  of  petition,  and  introduces  the  fol- 
lowing ordinance 855,  856 

G.  O.  4,  1883 — An  Ordinance  granting  the  Indianapolis  Oil-Tank  Line  Co.  the  right 
and  privilege  to  build  and  construct  a  Railroad  Switch  in  Louisiana  street,  from 
the  C,  L,  St.  L.  &  C.  R.  R.  Co.'s  Tracks,  opposite  lot  15,  and  running  to  lot  24, 
in  out-lot  91,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  February 

5th,  1883 856 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  time,  on  March  8th,  1883,  and  is  then  referred  to 

Councilmen  Yoke,  Hartmann,  and  Reichwein 945 

Majority  of  aforesaid  committee  reports  in  favor  of  passage  of  ordinance  with  a 

proviso 984 

Minority  of  committee  [Councilman  Hartmann]  makes  an  adverse  report ..984 

Majority  report  is  concurred  in 985 

Ordinance  is  amended  in  accordance  with  majority  report ;  is  read  for  the  second  and 

third  times,  as  amended;   and  is  so  passed,  on  March  19th,  1883 985 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads- 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  March  26th,  1883 
1014,  1015 


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RAILROAD   LINES   AND   SWITCH-TRACKS — RAY   STREET. 

G.  O.  19,  1883 — An  Ordinance  granting  the  Indiana  Foundry  Company  the  right  and 
privilege  to  construct  and  maintain  a  Railroad  Switch  on  Louisiana  street,  com- 
mencing forty  feet  west  of  the  west  line  of  Pine  street,  and  extending,  thence,  west 
to  the  rear  of  lot  88,  in  the  I.  &  C.  R.  R.  Co.'s  Subdivision  of  out-lot  90— 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  by  Council  Committee  on  Railroads;  is  read 
for  the  first  time;  rules  are  suspended;  ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third 
times;  and  is  passed,  on  April  2d,  1883 1035 

Board  of  Aldermen  read  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  April  9th,  1883...  1069 

G.  O.  20,  1883 — An  Ordinance  granting  C.  H.  Gilletl  &  Co.  the  right  to  lay  a  Switch 
across  Gatling  street,  from  the  Belt  Railroad  to  the  building  formerly  occupied  by 
the  Shaw  Carriage  Company — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor;  is  read  for  the  first 
time;  rules  are  suspended;  ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and 
is  passed,  on  April  2d,  1883 1046 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  April  9th,  1883...  1066 

1067 

G.  O.  22,  1883 — An  Ordinance  granting  Drew  &  Wasson  the  right  to  construct  and 
maintain  a  Switch  across  W.  North  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  in  the  Board  of  Aldermen  ;  is  read  for  the  first 
time ;  rules  are  suspended ;  ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times ;  and 
is  passed,  on  April  9th,  1883 1066,  1067 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time ;  suspends  the  rules ;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  time;  amends  it;  reads  it  for  the  third  time;  and  passes 
it,  as  amended,  on  April  23d,  1883 io95,  IIIQ 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Council  amendment,  on  April  23d,  1883 1*37 

Railroad  companies  (unnamed),  maintaining  switch-tracks  at  crossing  of  S.  Pennsyl- 
vania street,  are  ordered  to  put  said  crossing  in  good  order 523,  547 

G.  R.  Root  &  Co.  are  ordered  to  re-plank,  and  to  place  in  safe  condition,  the  switches 
leading  to  their  elevator  and  coal-yard noi,  1 173 


RANDOLPH  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 602 

RAPER  COMMANDERY  NO.  1,  KNIGHTS-TEMPLAR. 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  the  Military  and  Knights-Templar  Encampment  of  July,  1882, 
proposed,  operated,  and  managed  by  the  dnll-corps  of  Raper  Commandery,  see  lndexical  Digest 
(or  1881-1882,  pages  213  and  214. 

Committee  of  Arrangements  of  Raper  Drill-Corps  ask  that  the  "  freedom  of  the  city  " 
be  extended  to  the  visitors  of  the  Encampment;  which  is  granted 87 

RAY   STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on*  this  street,  during  September,  1882 700 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1224 


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REID  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 647 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1228 

RIVER  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 647 

ROSE  LANE. 

S.  O.  168,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  roadway  of 

Rose  Lane,  from  Orchard  avenue  to  Brookside  avenue — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 

18th,  1882 446 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 , 1114 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  arid  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 1 76,^1 178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  laid  over.     [Concurred  in.]..i2i6 
No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

RUCKLE  STREET. 

S.  O.  31,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Ruckle  street,  be- 
tween Eighth  and  Ninth  streets —  » 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 

1883 1097 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

RULES. 

Councilmen  Knodel,  Egger,  and  Harrold  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on 
Rules. 

Aldermen  Rorison,  Tucker,  and  Newman  commence  the  year  1882-1883  as  Alder- 
manic  Committee  en  Rules. 

Alderman  Rorison  tenders  his  resignation  as  chairman  of  Committee  on  Rules  on 
June  26th,  1882 119 

Aldermen  Layman  (President),  Hamilton  (President  pro  tern.),  and  Mussmann  enter  on 
their  duties  as  Committee  on  Rules  on  August  28th,  1882 371 

The  committee  last  above  is  constituted  in  compliance  with  Rule  16  of  "Manual  of  Rules  of  Board 
of  Aldermen,"  adopted,  unauimously,  on  June  17th,  1870.  As  1  am  the  author  of  said  "  Manual," 
and  upon  which  I  bestowed  no  inconMderable  amount  of  thought  and  labor,  I  feel  a  pride  in  above 
recognition  thereof.  The  "Manual"  wili  be  found  in  Journals  for  1879-1880,  pages  163  to  170. 
— Gko.  H.  Fleming. 

The  following  rule  (offered  in  Board  of  Aldermen)  is  concurrently  adopted  on  Octo- 
ber 9th  and  16th,  1882:  That  all  accounts  exceeding  $25  in  amount  shall,  here- 
after, be  properly  sworn  to,  as  required  by  law,  before  being  "  placed  in  appropri- 
ation ordinances" .< 529,  546 

Section  1  of  "An  Ordinance  relative  to  the  Allowance  and  Payment  of  Claims  and  making  Purchases 
for  the  City,"  in  force  since  July  14th,  1873,  provides  that  "It  shall  be  the  duty  of  all  persons 
presenting  claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  where  they  exceed  in  amount  twenty-five  dol- 
lars, to  properly  verify  such  claim  by  affidavit,  and  to  state,  in  such  affidavit,  tha'  the  claim  is  just 
and  unpaid."  Having  a  knowledge  of  foregoing  ordinance-requirement,  i  did  not  recognize  the 
necessity  to  incorporate  such  a  "  Rule"  in  the  Aidermanic  Manual  of  1879.— Geo.  H.  Fleming. 


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RUSSELL  AVENUE. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  July,  1882 602 

Same,  during  August,  1882 647 


ST.  CLAIR  STREET. 

S.  O.  64,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  Math  brick  (where 
not  already  done),  the  north  sidewalk  of  St.  Clair  street,  from  Park  avenue  to 
Massachusetts  avenue — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  216. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  July  17th,  1882 , 190 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  ;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  July  24th,  1882 241 

242,  243 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

Henry  C   Roney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 302,  320 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 382,  417 

Estimate  ($228.36)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 490,  517 

S.  O.  13,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

south  sidewalk  of  St.  Clair  street,  from  Pennsylvania  street  to  Delaware  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time,  on  March  19th,  1883 987 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 1118 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 

then  refers- same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys JI77.  1 1 78 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1216 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

May  14th,  1883 1 21 7 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  17,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

south  sidewalk  of  St.  Clair  street,  from   Fort  Wayne   avenue   to   Massachusetts 

avenue — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  2d, 

1883 1047 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883...., 1 1 19 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 1 77,  1 178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1216 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

May  14th,  1883 1217 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 603 

Same,  during  August,  1882 649 

Same,  during  September,  1882 701 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1224 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1228 


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ST.  JOSEPH  STREET. 

S.  O.  99,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to   provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

north  sidewalk  of  St.  Joseph  street,  from  Alabama  street  to  Delaware  street  (where 

not  already  done) — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  [line  of  proposed  improvement  "from  New 

Jersey  street  to  Delaware  street"],  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June   19th, 

1882 183 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time  ;  amends  it,  by  reducing 
line  of  proposed  improvement,  by  striking  out  '•  New  Jersey  street"  and  substitut- 
ing "Alabama  street "  ;    reads  ordinance  for  the  third  time,  as  amended ;    and  so 

passes  it,  on  July  17th,  1882 194 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882 242 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  August  28th,  1882.     372 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred.. 430 

Robert  P.  Dunning  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 459,  480 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved... 493,  520 

Estimate  ($77.00)  is  presented  and  is  allowed '. -573,  619 

P.  L.  Chambers  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk  adjacent  to  his  property,  on  the 
north  side  of  this  street,  between  Delaware  and  Alabama  streets 90,  125 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  clean  the  gutters  of  this  street,  between  Alabama 
and  Delaware  streets 1108 


ST.  MARY  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882 701 

SANDERS  STREET. 

Vacation  of  fifteen  feet  on  each  side  of  Sanders  street,  from  Shelby  street  to  its  west- 
ern terminus — 

For  prior  proceedings  in  this  case  (where  the  vacation  asked  for  was  twenty  feet  on  each  side),  see 
Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  217. 

Petition  for  the  vacation  of  fifteen  feet  on  each  side  is  presented  on  September  4th, 

1882,  and  is  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 402 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  the  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted,  and  offers 

resolution  to  refer  the  case  to  the  City  Commissioners 614 

Common  Council  adopts  the  resolution  on  November  13th,  1882 614 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 678 

Aforesaid  committee  submits  a  report  and  resolution,  proposing  to  require  the  ben- 

fited  property  owners  to  pay  for  the  land  vacated  745 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  matter  back  to  committee,  with  instructions  to  report  in 

favor  of  vacating  ten  feet  of  each  side  of  this  street 745 

Aforesaid  committee  submits  a  report  and  resolution  in  compliance  with  foregoing 
instructions,  but  still  insists  that  vacated  portion  shall  be  paid  for.     [Board  of 

Aldermen  concurs  in  report  and  adopts  resolution.] .....808,  809 

Common  Council  refers  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 822 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  Council  "  stands  by  its  former  action."     [Con- 
curred in.] . 856 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  Council  action  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys... 878 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  concurrence  in  Council  action  (vacating  fifteen  feet 

on  each  side  of  street) ;  which  is  concurred  in  by  an  unanimous  vote. „,^, .,,, ..910 


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SCIOTA  STREET. 

James  M.  Tomlinson  is  granted  permission  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk  and  stone  curbing 
along  the  line  of  his  property,  lot  6,  square  36 1245,  1286 

SECOND  STREET. 

Petition  of  S.  C.  Hanna  for  the  relief  of  his  lot  16,  Martindale's  Addition,  from  a 
benefit-assessment  of  $45,  assessed  on  account  of  the  extension  of  this  street  from 
Meridian  street  to  Pennsylvania  street  [see  Journals  for  1 881-1882,  page  1517];  and 
which  was  favorably  reported  upon  by  Council  Judiciary  Committee,  and  duly  ap- 
proved by  Common  Council,  and,  thereby,  an  order  given  to  the  City  Clerk  to 
enter  satisfaction  on  County  Mortgage  Record  No.  77-,  pages  423  to  428,  "and,  in 
future,  to  make  satisfaction,  from  time  to  time,  as  property  owners  may  demand  " 
[see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1562J,  is  fully  concurred  in  by  Board  of  Alder- 
men  38 

J.  A.  Hanson  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  pavement  adjacent  to  his  property,  on  south 
side  of  this  street,  from  Delaware  street  to  first  alley  west  thereof 660,  681 


SELLERS'  FARM. 

Amount  received  from  this  city  property,  as  rental,  etc.,  during  the  fiscal  year  ending 
with  May  31st,  1882 $916.66         96 

City  Cemetery — As  to  proceedings  relative  to  selling  or  exchanging  Sellers'  Farm  for  a 
new  "burying  ground,"  see  under  sub-heading  of  ''City  Cemetery,"  ante ;  also,  Jour- 
nal pages 370,3975427,441;  6835837,837,858;   1085,  1 126 

L.  Mehring,  one  of  the  occupants  of  the  Sellers'  Farm  protests  against  the  sale  of  this 
city  property,  and  "argues"  his  objections  thereto.  [Referred  to  Council  Committee 
on  Public  Property.]... , ; 1 103 

Appraisers  of  City  Property  [see  appointment  on  Journal  pages  436  and  472],  value  this 
property  at  $20,000 535 

The  actual  cost  of  this  property  was  $55,875  See  section  2  of  "An  Ordinance  authorizing  the  Pur- 
chase of  certain  Land*,  to  be  used  for  the  purpose  of  locating  thereon  Slaughter- Houses,  Soap- 
Factories,  and  Estublishments  of  like  general  character,"  on  page  235  of  "new  ordinance  book."  — 
Geo.  H.  Fleming. 

SEVENTH  STREET. 

S.  O.  118,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  one  lamp  post,  lamp,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipe),  on  south  side  of  Seventh 
street,  at  the  alley  between  Tennessee  and  Mississippi  streets — 

Above  entitled   ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July  17th, 

1882  211 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
August  21st,  1882 345 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  August  28th,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light 369 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends,  verbally,  that  ordinance  be  amended,  by  ''providing 
that  a  lamp  be  extinguished  in  some  other  part  of  the  city,  and  placed  as  provided  in 
this  ordinance."      [Concurred  in.] 682 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  as  amended,  and 
passes  it,  on  November  27th,  1882  682 

Common  Council  concurs  in  Aldermanic  amendment 714 


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SEVENTH   STREET — SEWERS   AND   DRAINAGE. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 279 

Same,  during  July,  1882 602 

Same,  during  August,  1882 647 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1224 

Same,  during  November,  1882 , 1228 

SEWERS  AND  DRAINAGE. 

Vide  Drainage,  ante. 

Amount  received  for  Tapping  Sewers,  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st, 
1882 $60.00         96 

Estimated  expenditures  on  account  of  Sewers  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st, 

1882 $15,000.00         62 

Actual  expenditures 15,420.77         62 

Excess  of  expenditures  overestimate $      420.77         62 

Estimated  expenditures  on  account  of  building  Sewers,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with 
May  31st,  1883 $7,5O0O0       743 

Estimated  expenditures,  during  same  fiscal  year,  an  account  of  cleaning  and  re- 
pairing , $3,000.00       744 

Councilmen    Morrison,  Mauer,  and  Koller  continue  to  act  as  Council    Committee  on 

Sewers  and  Drainage. 
Aldermen  Seibert,  DeRuiter,  and  Drew  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee  on 

Sewers  and  Drainage. 

General  Ordinances  relative  to  Sewers  ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G.  O.  42,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  construction  of  a  Brick-Sewer,  at  the 
expense  of  the  city,  from  the  intersection  of  English  avenue  and  Reid  street,  in  and 
along  Reid  street,  to  Pleasant  Run — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  225. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

July  3d,  1882  150 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads  it 

for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  July  10th,  1882 164,  168 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 259 

Henry  C.  Roney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 336,  360 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 382,  416 

Estimates  are  presented  and  are  allowed 491,  517;  574,  620;  686,  727;   1027, 

1058;   1092,  1 171 
Total  cost  of  sewer,  complete,  $7,693.28 1092 

G.  O.  9,  1883 — An  Ordinance  granting  Charles  S.  Roney,  contractor  for  the  construction 
of  a  Vitrified  Stoneware-Pipe  Sewer,  in  and  along  New  York  street,  from  the  east  line 
of  Mississippi  street  to  and  connecting  with  the  Indiana  avenue  sewer,  at  the  inter- 
section of  New  York  street  and  Indiana  avenue,  further  time  in  which  to  complete 
his  contract — 

For  prior  proceedings   had  relative   to  foregoing  matter,  see  S.  O.  160,  1882,  under  next  following 
sub-heading  of  "  Special  Ordinances  relative  to  Sewers ;  Proceedings  had  concerning." 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  rules  are  suspended; 
ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  it  is  passed,  on  March  5th, 
1883 932 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  March  12th,  1883 954 


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SEWERS    AND    DRAINAGE. 


Special  Ordinances  relative  to  Sewers  ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

S.  O.  141,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  construction  of  a  Brick  Sewer,  in 
and  along  Delaware  street,  from  New  York  street  to,  and  connecting  with,  the  Massa- 
chusetts avenue  Sewer  at  New  York  street ;  and  to  provide  for  the  Assessment  and 
Collection  of  the  Cost  thereof — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  [see  petition  on  Journal  page  292],  and  is  read 

for  the  first  time,  on  August  21st,  1882 356 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the   second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

September  18th,  1882 452 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  September  25th.  1882..475 
Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes   it,  on 

October  9th,  1882 530 

Proposals  for  making  ahove  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 572 

J.  H.  Forrest  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 635,  636;  666 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 689,  730 

Estimates  are  presented  and  are  allowed 780,  802;  937,  955 

Total  cost  of  sewer,  complete,  $6,459.20 956 

City  Civil  Engineer  states  that,  in  making  above  estimate,  he  assessed  Roberts'  Park  M. 
E.  Church  $303.75  on  202^  feet  frontage  of  its  church  lot,  and  transmits  a  communi- 
cation from  Hon.  Robert  N.  Lamb,  attorney  tor  trustees,  which  sets  forth  that  the 
church  does  not  propose  to  pay  such  assessfhent,  for  the  reasons  that,  already,  it  has 
sufficient  drainage  through  connection  with  Massachusetts  avenue  sewer,  and  because 
''church  property  is  not  liable,  under  the  law,  to  assessments  for  sewerage  in  front  of 

church  property" 965 

Common  Council  orders  assessment  to  be  paid  by  the  city 965 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Finance 1006 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  "  according  to  law,  Roberts'  Park  Church  can  not  be 
compelled  to  pay  the  assessment."     [Concurred  in.] 1068 

S.  O.  145,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  construction  of  a  Brick  Sewer,  in  and 
along  Massachusetts  avenue,  from  Ash  street  to,  and  connecting  with,  the  Massachu- 
setts avenue  Sewer  at  Vermont  street;  and  to  provide  for  the  Assessment  and  Collection 
of  the  Cost  thereof — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September  4th, 
1882  400 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  September  18th,   1882,  and 

is  "received  " 449 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  160,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  construction  of  a  Vitrified  Stone- 
ware-Pipe Sewer,  in  and  along  New  York  street,  from  the  east  line  of  Mississippi 
street  to,  and  connecting  with,  the  Indiana  avenue  Sewer,  at  the  intersection  of  New 
York  street  and  Indiana  avenue ;  and  to  provide  for  the  Assessment  and  Collection  of 
the  Cost  thereof — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the  first 
time,  on  September  18th,  1882 445 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
October  2d,  1882 513 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  October  9th,  1882 525,  530 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 572 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  November  13th,  1882,  and 
is  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Contracts 609 

Charles  S.  Roney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 636,  667 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 689,  730 

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SEWERS    AND    DRAINAGE. 

Contractor  Roney's  time  is  extended  by  G.  O.  9,  1883.  [See  under  next  preceding  sub- 
heading of  "General  Ordinances  relative  to  Sewers;  Proceedings  had  concerning"; 
also  Journal  pages .932,  954 

Estimate  ($486.87)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 964,  1005 

S.  O.  15,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  construction  of  a  Brick  Sewer  (three 

feet  internal  diameter),  in  and  along  New  Jersey  street,  from  New  York  street  to,  and 

connecting  with,  the  Washington  street  Sewer,  and  providing  for  the  manner  of  the 

Assessment  and  Collection  of  the  Cost  thereof — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  [for  petition,  see  Journal  page  987],  and  is  read 

for  the  first  time,  on  April  2d,  1883 1047 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

April  23d,  1883... 1 1 19 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1 883,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Sewers  and  Drainage H77i  1178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance ''be  laid  over  till  the  Sewer-District 

Law  of  1881  is  made  operative."     [Concurred  in.J 1216 

S.  O.  16,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  construction  of  a  Brick  Sewer  (seven 
and  one-half  feet  internal  diameter),  in  and  along  Washington  street,  from -the  east 
line  of  New  Jersey  street  to  Pogue's  Run,  and  providing  for  the  manner  of  the  Assess- 
ment and  Collection  of  the  Cost  thereof — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  2d, 
1883 - 1047 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
April  23d,  1883 1119 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th,  1883,  and  then 
refers  same  to  its  Committees  on  Sewers  and  Drainage  and  on  Finance U77,  1178 

Aforesaid  committees  recommend  that  ordinance  be  passed 1263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  33,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  constructing  a  Brick  Sewer,  in  and  along 
Delaware  street,  from  North  street  to  St.  Joseph  street,  and  providing  for  the  Collec- 
tion of  Cost  for  the  same — 

Above  entitled  ordinance,  accompanied  by  two  petitions  and  a  remonstrance,  is  intro- 
duced on  April  23d,  1 883,  and  is  then  referred  to  Board  of  Pub  ic  Improvements  and 
to  Committees  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  on  Sewers  and  Drainage , 1097,  1098 

Board  of  Public  Improvements,  on  May  7th,  1883,  reports  that  "said  Delaware  street  is 
being  improved  about  half  the  distance  of  said  proposed  sewer,  by  bowldering  the 
gutters  and  graveling  the  roadway  with  screened  gravel,  thoroughly  rolled,  and  that 
there  is  one  square  about  completed";  therefore,  "return  said  ordinance,  petitions, 
and  remonstrance  for  your  consideration  and  action."     [Received.] 1146 

Above  ordinance  is  referred  (on  May  7th,  1883),  to  Councilmen  Ward,  Weaver,  and 
Koller,  as  a  select  committee  to  consider  and  report  thereon 1167 

Minority  of  above  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  amended,  so  as  to  read 
"from  North  street  to  St.  Clair  street,"  and  then  passed 1196 

Majority  of  above  committee  recommends  that  "  no  action  be  taken  in  this  matter  for  the 
present" 1 196 

Majority  report  is  concurred  in 1196 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.45,  1883— An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  construction  of  a  Brick  Sewer  (three 
feet  internal  diameter),  in  and  along  New  Jersey  street,  from  New  York  street  to  the 
north  line  of  Vermont  street,  and  providing  for  the  manner  of  the  Assessment  and 
Collection  of  the  Cost  thereof — 

Above    entitled    ordinance  is    introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th, 

1883  1157 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 


1 882-1 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &6.  195 

SEWERS    AND    DRAINAGE. 

Appropriations  made  in  behalf  of  this  Branch  of  Street- Repairs  Department — 

Ap.  O.  57,  1882 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,000,  on  account  of  Street 

Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  Sewer  Repairs — 
Above  entitled   ordinance  is  introduced  (without  the  addendum  " Tor  Sewer  Repairs"), 

and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September  nth,  1882 407 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  (title  amended  as  above  shown),  for  the  second 

and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on  September  18th,  1882 443 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and    third    times;  and  passes  it  on  September  25th,  1882 

476,478 

Ap.  O.  7,   1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $500,  on  account  of  Street 

Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  Sewer  Repairs — 
Passed  on  January  5th  and  8th,  1883 795,  807 

Ap.  O.   21,   1883 — An  Ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $1,000,  on  account  of  the 

Street  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  Sewer  Repairs — 
Passed  on  March  5th  and  12th,  1883 931,  954 

"Reformatory  Sewer" ;    Proceedings  had  concerning — 

City  Attorney  Denny  submits  the  following:  "On  last  Thursday  afternoon,  too  late 
for  me  to  see  but  a  small  number  of  the  members  of  your  honorable  bodies,  I  was 
notified  by  the  Committee  on  Benevolent  and  Scientific  Institutions  of  the  House 
of  Representatives,  to  meet  with  them  at  7  o'clock  that  evening,  at  the  considera- 
tion of  the  bill  now  pending  before  the  Legislature  for  the  construction  of  a  sewer 
from  the  Female  Reformatory  to  connect  with  the  city's  sewer  on  Washington 
street.  The  Reformatory  Management  and  the  Government  were  both  represented, 
and  the  impression  seemed  to  prevail  that  the  city  was  ready  and  willing  to  join 
with  the  State  in  ihe  expense  of  building  the  sewer.  Believing  that  a  majority  of 
your  membership  is  opposed  to  paying  one-half  of  the  cost  out  of  the  city  treasury, 
I  took  the  position  before  the  committee  that  the  bill,  as  it  now  reads,  ought  not  to 
be  recommended.  I  tried  to  show  the  committee  that  the  city  had  already  done  her 
share  in  constructing  one-half  or  more  of  the  line  of  sewer  from  the  Reformatory 
to  the  River.  I  respectfully  suggest  that  you  appoint  a  committee,  at  once,  to  look 
after  this  matter  before  the  General  Assembly,  as  speedy  action  of  some  kind  will 
probably  be  had,  which  ought  not  to  be  allowed  to  pass  without  the  city's  interests 
and  views  being  fully  represented  and  presented". 812 

The  following  motion  is  offered,  and  is  referred  to  the  Select  Committee  on  Legisla- 
tive Matters:  ''That  the  Special  Sewer  Committee  be  instructructed  to  agree 
with  the  State  authorities  that,  if  they  will  put  in  a  sewer,  not  less  than  1]^  feet, 
from  the  Reformatory  to  State  and  Ohio  streets;  from  thence,  to  Pine  and  Wash- 
ington streets,  a  6-foot  sewer;  and  a  7^-foot  sewer,  from  thence  to  East  street, 
that  the  city  will  agree  to  extend  the  Washington  street  sewer  to  East  street,  grant 
the  free  use  of  the  sewer  from  thence  to  the  river,  and  forever  keep  it  in  good  re- 
pair"  813 

City  Civil  Engineer  Shearer  notifies  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen 
that  the  Governor  proposes  to  proceed  as  once  with  the  construction  of  this  sewer, 
in  compliance  with  Act  of  late  General  Assembly;  states  that,  under  said  Act,  the 
State  will  pay  the  city  an  amount  equivalent  to  the  cost  of  constructing  sewer 
from  eastern  terminus  of  Washington  street  sewer  [New  Jersey  street]  to  Pine  street, 
provided  the  city  extends  her  sewer  to  that  point ;  and  suggests  that  the  city  avail 
herself  of  the  proposed  assistance,  and  extend  the  Washington  street  sewer  to 
Pogue's  Run 998 

Aforesaid  officer  is  ordered  to  prepare  an  ordinance  to  extend  the  Washington  street 
sewer  to  Pogue's  Run 997,  1020 


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SEWERS    AND    DRAINAGE. 

A  vote  of  thanks  is  extended  to  Governor  Porter  for  appointing  City  Civil  Engineer 
Shearer  as  Superintending  Engineer  of  the  "  Reformatory  Sewer,"  and  said  officer 
is  authorized  to  retain  any  compensation  he  may  receive  •from  the  State  for  his 
services,  "any  ordinance  to  the  contrary  notwithstanding,"  by  the  unanimous 
votes  of  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen 998,  1020 

Private  Sewers;    Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Roberts'  Park  M.  E.  Church  is  permitted  to  construct  a  sewer  from  said  church  build- 
ing, to  and  connecting  with  Massachusetts  avenue  sewer 59 

Crystal  Dry-Plate  Company  is  permitted  to  connect  its  factory,  on  W.  New  York 
street,  with  the  Indiana  avenue  sewer 59 

Mrs.  Amelia  B.  Mansur  and  others  are  permitted  to  lay  an  eight-inch  pipe  in  and 
along  Hudson  street,  from  a  point  about  100  feet  north  of  Ohio  street,  to  and  con- 
necting with  the  Ohio  street  sewer 99 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Council  action,  provided  the  privilege  of  tapping 
same  be  conceded 158, 159 

Common  Council  refers  above  Aldermanic  action  to  the  City  Civil  Engineer 209 

Connecticut  Mutual  Life  Insurance  Company  asks  that  a  permit  be  granted  to  lay  a 
12-inch  sewer  from  its  building,  Nos.  84  and  86  E.  Market  street,  to  connect  with 
Pennsylvania  street  sewer.    [Referred  to  City  Civil  Engineer,  with  power  to  act  ]„99 

James  G.  Douglass  is  permitted  to  build  a  private  sewer  from  his  property,  on  north- 
east corner  of  Meridian  and  Michigan  streets,  across  and  along  Meridian  street,  to 
the  first  alley  north  of  Michigan  street,  and  in  and  along  said  alley  to  the  first 
alley  west  of  Meridian  street,  there  to  connect  with  a  sewer  already  laid  in  said 
north  and  south  alley 404,  422 

George  W.  Wesley  is  permitted  to  lay  an  8-inch  sewe'pipe,  in  and  along  N.  Ten- 
nessee street,  for  the  purpose  of  connecting  his  premises  with  the  Indiana  avenue 
sewer , 448,  474 

John  J.  Cooper  is  permitted  to  connect  with  the  Reid  street  sewer,  for  the  purpose  of 
draining  off  surface  water 818,  882 

Indianapolis  Sentinel  Company  is  permitted  to  lay  a  12-inch  sewer-pipe  in  the  first 
alley  north  of  Washington  street,  from  the  first  alley  west  of  Illinois  street,  to  and 
connecting  with  the  Illinois  street  sewer 1086,  1126 

Owners  and  tenants  of  real  property  abutting  on  "first  alley  west  of  Illinois  street 
and  north  of  Washington  street"  are  permitted  to  lay  a  12-inch  sewer-pipe....H04 

1 136 
Miscellaneous  Proceedings  had  relative  to  Sewers — 

St.  Paul's  Cathedral  Church  vs.  William  Rowe,  The  City,  and  the  City  Treasurer — 
City  Attorney  Denny  reports,  as  follows,  as  to  this  case  :  "  The  case  of  St.  Paul's 
Cathedral  Church  vs.  William  Rowe,  to  quiet  title  to  the  church  property  (to  which 
action  the  city  and  City  Treasurer  were  also  made  parties,  the  plaintiff  averring 
that  the  Treasurer  was  threatening  to  issue  a  deed  to  said  Rowe,  on  a  certain  sewer- 
improvement  certificate  held  by  him  against  said  property,  and  asking  that  he  be 
injoined  from  so  doing)  has  been  tried  by  the  Superior  Court.  The  finding  was  in 
favor  of  the  city  and  City  Treasurer  on  the  issue  joined  by  them,  the  plaintiff  fail- 
ing to  show  any  ground  for  injunctive  relief  against  them,  and  judgment  was  ren- 
dered against  the  plaintiff  for  costs.  Rowe  made  no  defense ;  and  the  Court 
rendered  a  decree  quieting  the  plaintiff's  title  to  the  property,  the  Supreme  Court 
having  decided,  in  the  case  of  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Fort  Wayne  vs. 
the  City  of  Fort  Wayne,  36  Ind.  338,  that  church  property  is  not  liable  for  sewer- 
assessments."     [Received.] 99 

For  a  continuance  of  this    subject,  see  under  subject-heading  of  "Tax  and  Street-Improvement 

Sales/'  post. 


1 882-1 883]         Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &£.  197 


SEWERS    AND    DRAINAGE — SHADE-TREES — SHELHY    STREET. 

Council  Committee  on  Sewers  and  Drainage  recommends  that  the  Street  Commis- 
sioner be  ordered  to  build  a  catch-basin  at  the  southeast  corner  of  Illinois  and 
Market  streets,  and  to  repair  the  east  gutter  of  Illinois  street,  from  Market  street 
to  the  first  alley  north  thereof.     [Concurred  in.] 500,  522 

Cost  of  repairing,  cleaning,  etc.,  done  by  Street-Repairs  Department,  during  June, 

1882 279,  280 

Same,  during  July,  1882  603 

Same,  during  August,  1882 648 

Same,  during  September,  1882 701 

Same,  during  October,  1882 .' 1224,1225 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1228 


#  SHADE-TREES. 

Owners  of  No.  10  or  12  S.  Illinois  street  are  ordered  to  trim  the  lower  branches 
of  their  trees  in  such  manner  as  not  to  obstruct  the  use  of  the  roadway  by  top 
buggies 214,  238 

Chief  of  Police  is  Ordered  to  notify,  or  cause  to  be  notified  by  the  patrolmen,  all 
property  holders  having  shade-trees  in  front  of  their  property,  where  limbs  or  over- 
hanging trees  obstruct  the  passage  of  wagons  and  other  vehicles,  to  trim  such 
trees  and  remove  such  obstructions  within  five  days  from  such  notice" 428,  442 


SHEL1JV   STREET. 

S.  O.  167,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  east  side- 
walk of  Shelby  street,  from  Pleasant  Run  to  a  point  where  already  graded  and 
graveled,  north  of  said  Pleasant  Run — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical   Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  228. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files,  on  June  19th,  1882 82 

S.  O.  56,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  west  side-* 
walk  of  Shelby  street,  from  Prospect  street  to  Pleasant  Run  (where  not  already 
done)  — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  228. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  June  26th,  1882 106 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  June  26th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 137 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  this  ordinance  be  passed 168 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it 

on  July  ioth,  1882 169 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 257 

James  Mahoney  is  awarded  the  contract  fordoing  the  proposed  work 335,  359 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Estimate  ($507.37)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 574,620 

S.  O.  91,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  east  side- 
walk of  Shelby  street,  from  a  point  62?  feet  south  of  Willow  street  to  Pleasant 
Run— 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  19th, 
1882 , 82 


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SHELBY    STREET — SHORT    STREET— SINKING    FUND. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  July  17th,  1882 192 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;   and  passes  it,  on  July  24th,  1882 241 

242,  243 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

James  Mahoney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 338,  362 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 383,  417 

Estimate  ($43.20)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 573.619 

S.  O.  171,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 

fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Shelby  street,  between 

Prospect  street  and  Pleasant  Run — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time,  on  October  2d,  1882 % 505,  506 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1882 1 1 15 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light 1176,  1178 

Aforesaid  committee  returns  ordinance  to  the  files,  without  recornmendation,  on  May 

2 1st,  1883 1263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  repair  the  gutter  south  of  Pleasant  Run. ..408,  424 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882 , 700 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1224 


SHORT  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  October,  1882 1225 

» 

SINKING  FUND. 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Finance  submits  a  General  Ordinance,  to  which  it  gives 
the  title  of  "An  Ordinance  for  the  gradual  creation  of  a  Sinking  Fund,  for  the 
purpose  of  the  Payment  of  the  Bonded  Debt  of  the  City,  as  it  matures,"  with  the 
request  that  it  be  presented  to  Mayor  Grubbs,  for  introduction  in  the  Common 
Council 128 

G.  O.  63,  1882 — An  Ordinance  establishing  a  Sinking  Fund,  with  which  to  pay  the 
Indebtedness  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  July 
17th,  1882 209 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  August  21st,  1882 348 

A  "  Sinking  Fund"  was,  afterward,  created  by  section  2  of  G.  O.  68,  1882,  which  provides  for  the 
withholding  of  "  three  cents  on  each  and  every  $100,"  to  be  used  in  the  liquidation  of  the  Indebt- 
edness of  the  said  City  of  Indianapolis,"  etc. 

January,  1883 — Transferred  from  General  Fund  to  Sinking  Fund $227.52       918 

February,  1883 — Amount  transferred,  as  above 646.30     1030 

March,  1883 — Amount  transferred,  as  above. 35979.6i     H44 


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SIXTH  STREET. 

S.  O.  29,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
north  sidewalk  of  Sixth  street,  between  Tennessee  and  Mississippi  streets — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 
1883 1097 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  May  7th,  1883 1 1 58 

S.  O.  50,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
south  sidewalk  of  Sixth  street,  between  Tennessee  and  Mississippi  streets — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  May  7th, 
1883  -1158 

Remonstrance  from  owners  of  property  on  south  side  of  this  street,  against  the  im- 
provement of  the  south  sidewalk,  as  proposed  by  this  ordinance's  presented  on 

May  2 1  st,   1883,  and  is  ordered  to  be  filed  with  ordinance 1244 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 649 


SOUTH  STREET. 

S.  O.  61,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 
gutters,  and  widening  the  sidewalks,  of  South  street,  from  East  street  to  Noble 
street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had   relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  230.     , 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 69 

Fred.  Gansberg  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 92,  135 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 93 

Estimate  ($1,742.68)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 339,  363 

S.  O.  5,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the  north 

sidewalk  of  South  street,  from  Virginia  avenue  to  Delaware  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  March  5th, 

1883 : 933 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  March  19th,  1883,  and, 

with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Board  of  Public  Improvements 989 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  the  following  resolution  on  August  28th,  1882:  '■'■Resolved, 
That  the  name  of  South  street,  from  East  street  to  Noble  street,  be  changed  to 
Fletcher  avenue;  and  that  the  proper  city  officers  make  said  change  on  the  plat- 
books  of  the  city  " 371 

Common  Council  refers  foregoing  resolution  to  the  Councilman  of  the  Ward,  with 
instructions  to  present  a  new  petition  from  property  owners  residing  on  the  whole 
line  of  South  street 398 

Alderman  Tucker  offers  foregoing  resolution  as  an  amendment  to  a  Council  resolu- 
tion   proposing  to  change    street   names,  and    Board  of   Aldermen    adopts   such 

amended  resolution 422 

Common  Council  adheres  to  its  former  action 442 

Board. of  Aldermen  "lays  the  whole  matter  on  the  table" 467 

Owneis  of  property  fronting  on  Virginia  avenue  and  Noble  street  petition  for  the 
change  of  name  above  set  forth.  [Petition  referred  to  the  Councilmen  of  the 
Wards  through  which  South  street  runs.] , 501 


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SOUTH    STREET — SPANN    AVENUE — SPRING    STREET. 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts,  as  an  amendment  to  Council  "  Dean  street  resolution," 

"and  that  South  street,  east  of  East  street,  be  changed  to  Fletcher  avenue  "..1013 

Common  Council  non-concurs  in  Aldermanic  amendment 1040 

Board  of  Aldermen  adheres  to  its  amendment,  and  requests  Common  Council  to 
appoint  a  "select  committee  for  investigation  "..... 1057 

Common  Council  refers  above  matter  to  the  Councilmen  of  the  Ward  through  which 
South  street  runs,  and  increases  committee  by  adding  thereto  Councilmen  Pearson, 

Reichwein,  and  Knodel II54 

And  here  this  "vexing  subject"  rested  for  balance  of  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 279 

Same,  during  July,  1882 602 

Same,  during  August,  1882 647 

Same,  during  September,  1882 700 

Same,  during  October,  1882 , 1224 


SPANN  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  35,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Spann  avenue, 
between  Dillon  and  Linden  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  230  and  231. 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Public  Light  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 63 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  pasess 

it,  on  June  13th,  1882 ......66 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred ,173 

Council  Committee  on  Contracts  reports  that  only  one  bid  for  this  work  had  been 
referred;  that  this  was  deemed  too  high;  and  recommends  that  City  Civil  En- 
gineer re-advertise.     [Concurred  in.] 222 

New  proposals  are  opened  and  are  referred 257 

Wm.  J.  Freaney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work. 338,  362 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 462,  483 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports  that  Freaney  has  failed  to  file  his  bond.     [Referred  to 

Committee  on  Contracts.] 639 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  Freaney  did  not  erect  the  proposed  lamps  because 
there  were  no  gas  mains  laid  in  avenue,  and  recommends  that  no  further  action  be 
taken  until  Gas  Company  lays  the  needed  mains.     [Concurred  in.] i°72,  1123 

Repair  work  done  on  this  avenue,  during  August,  1882 649 

Same,  during  September,  1882 700 


SPRING  STREET. 

S.  O.  128,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing 
the  gutters  of  Spring  street,  from  Vermont  street  to  New  York  street — ■ 

Petition  for  the  above  described  improvement  is  presented  to  Common  Council  on 
June  5th,  1882 .• 23 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August 

7th,  1882 294 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882 701 


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STATE  DITCH. 

City  Civil  Engineer  and  Street  Commissioner  are  ordered  to  report  what  can  be  done 
to  relieve  the  citizens  near  the  Atlas  Works  from  overflows 89,  90 

Aforesaid  officers  recommend  that  matter  be  postponed  until  Engineer  can  investi- 
gate the  feasibility  of  certain  changes  in  said  Ditch  and  Pogue's  Run.  [Concurred 
in.] 266 

Aforesaid  officers,  Board  of  Public  Improvements,  and  a  select  committee  on  this 
subject,  recommend  that  the  Ditch  be  cleaned  out  from  Park  avenue  to  the  inter- 
section of  the  Sheldon  street  ditch,  north  of  the  Atlas  Works.  [Concurred 
in.]  .*. 439.  473 

City  Civil  Engineer  suggests  a  plan  for  doing  away  with  the  State  Ditch 846 

Repair  work  done  to  the  bridges  over  this  Ditch,  and  to  the  Ditch  itself,  during  June, 

1882 280 

Same,  during  July,  1882 603 

Same,  during  August,  1882.... 648 

Same,  during  Octcfber,  1882 1224 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1230 


STEVENS  STREET. 

S.  O.  168,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick  (where 
not  already  properly  paved),  the  sidewalks  of  Stevens  street,  from  East  street  to 
Virginia  avenue — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  231. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  19th,  1882 84 

S.  O.  69,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick  (where 
not  already  properly  done),  the  sidewalks  of  Stevens  street,  from  East  street  to 
Virginia  avenue — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  231. 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 

; : : 63 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  June  13th,  1882 67 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 174 

Henry  C.  Roney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 223,  245 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 265,  312 

Estimate  (#526.40)  is  presented  and  is  allowed. 380,  414 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  lay  stone  crosswalks  over  Greer  street  and  stone 
footwalks  over  alleys  intersecting  this  street,  between  Virginia  avenue  and  East 
street 402,  421 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  October,  1882 1225 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1229 


STREET  RAILWAYS. 

Councilmen  Yoke,  Caylor,  and  Pearson  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on 
Railroads. 

Aldermen  Drew,  Hamilton,  and  Newman  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee 
on  Railroads. 
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STREET   RAILWAYS. 

General  Legislation  concerning  Street  Railways — 

G.  O.  65,  1882 — An  Ordinance  levying  a  Special  Tax  on  Street  Cars — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  (prepared  by  the  City  Attorney,  in  compliance  with  Alder- 
manic  motion — see  Journal  page  252)  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time, 
on  August  7th,  1882;  and  is  then  referred  to  Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  the 
City  Attorney 270 

Aforesaid  committee  and  officer  render  the  following  legal  opinion  :  "  In  the  opinion 
of  your  committee,  this  [the  levy  of  a  special  tax]  can  not  be  done  during  the 
continuance  of  the  present  charter  [of  the  Citizens'  Street  Railway  Company], 
The  tax,  if  levied,  would  be  void,  and  would  result  in  the  city  paying  a  bill  of 
costs,  as  a  defendant  in  a  law  suit.  We,  therefore,  recommend  that  the  ordinance 
be  stricken  from  the  files."     [Approved.] 394 

Ordinance  is  stricken  from  the  files  on  September  4th,  1882 394 

G.  O.  75,  1882 — An  Ordinance  making  it  unlawful  to  ride  on  the  Steps  of  Street 
Cars,  and  for  Drivers  and  Conductors  of  Street  Cars  to  allow  persons  to  so  ride — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  [prepared  by  the  City  Attorney,  in  compliance  with  Alder- 
manic  order — see  Journal  page  428]  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time, 

on  October  2d,  1882 -490 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

The  following  provisos  are  offered  as  an  amendment  to  a  resolution  requiring  the 
Citizens'  Street  Railway  to  lay  its  tracks  on  Mississippi  street,  from  Washington 
street  to  Seventh  street ;  and  a  reference  of  resolution  and  provisos  is  made  to 
Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee  on  Railroads 992,  993 

"Provided,  That  any  other  corporations  operating  a  line  or  lines  of  street  railway,  in 
said  city,  by  the  authority  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  thereof, 
whose  cars  are  propelled  with  animal  power  only,  shall  have  the  right  to  run  its 
cars  along  and  upon  the  tracks  herein  authorized  to  be  laid,  within  the  following 
free-territory  boundaries :  i.  e.  New  York  street  on  the  north,  Louisiana  street  on 
the  south,  Delaware  street  on  the  east,  and  Tennessee  street  on  the  west — such 
other  company,  so  using  said  track,  first  paying  to  said  Citizens'  Street  Railway 
Company,  for  the  use  thereof,  one-half  the  cost  of  the  construction  of  the  part  of 
track  so  used,  and  one-half  the  cost  of  maintaining  the  same  while  so  used,  such 
half  of  cost  of  construction  to  be  paid  before  such  use  is  commenced. 

"Provided,  farther,  That  the  track  of  such  railway  shall  be  laid  with  iron  or  steel 
tram-rails,  having  a  tramway  of  not  less  than  three  inches  in  width,  the  tread  of 
which  shall  not  be  more  than  three-quarters  of  an  inch  above  the  tram,  the  tram 
of  the  rails  to  be  laid  so  as  to  face  each  other  upon  each  track ;  that  the  cars  and 
carriages  used  upon  said  line  shall  be  provided  with  front  and  rear  platforms;  that 
no  car  shall  be  drawn  by  less  than  two  animals ;  that  every  car  shall  be  provided 
with  a  driver  and  conductor,  and  that  no  passenger  shall  ever  be  required  to  pay 
any  fare  for  riding  upon  any  car  or  carriage  by  depositing  the  same  in  any  fare 
box ;  and  that  said  company  shall,  at  all  times,  sell  packages  of  1 1  fare  tickets  for 
50  cents,  and  30  fare  tickets  for  $1.00  to  school  children,  to  be  used  for  school 
purposes. 

"Provided,  further,  That  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  shall  have 
the  power,  at  any  time,  to  pass  penal  ordinances  for  the  enforcement  of  any  of  the 
provisions  herein  contained,  and  for  the  enforcement  of  any  of  the  provisions  of 
an  Ordinance  entitled  'An  Ordinance  authorizing  the  Construction,  Extension,  and 
Operation  of  certain  Passenger  Railways  in  and  upon  the  Streets  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,'  ordained  January  i8th,  1864,  and  all  ordinances  amendatory  and 
supplemental  thereto. 

"Provided,  further,  That  this  resolution  shall  not  take  effect  or  be  in  force  until  said 
Citizens'  Street  Railway  Company  shall  have  filed,  in  the  office  of  the  City  Clerk, 
its  acceptance,  in  writing,  of  the  provisions  of  this  resolution,  and  its  agreement 


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STREET   RAILWAYS. 

that  the  conditions  and  provisions  of  this  resolution  shall  be  obligatory  and  bind- 
ing upon  it,  and  that  it  will  keep  and  observe  the  same,  notwithstanding  any  of 
the  provisions  of  any  ordinance  heretofore  passed  by  said  city  in  relation  to  the 
said  Citizens'  Street  Railway  Company." 

Citizen?  Street  Railway ;    Proceedings  had  concerning — 

City  Attorney  Denny,  in  answer  to  Council  inquiry  "  as  to  whether  or  not  the  Cit- 
izens' Street  Railway  Company  has  a  right  to  haul  over  its  tracks  manure  and  such 
like  material  [see  Journal  page  86],  renders  the  following  legal  opinion  :  u  It  is 
provided  by  section  4  of  the  ordinance  authorizing  the  construction  and  operation 
of  said  company's  tracks,  etc.,  that  '  the  tracks  *  *  shall  be  used  for  no 
other  purpose  than  to  transport  passengers  and  their  ordinary  baggage.'  This  lan- 
guage is  very  plain.  Every  time  the  Street  Car  Company  has  hauled  manure,  or 
other  like  material,  over  its  tracks,  it  has  violated  this  provision  of  its  charter- 
ordinance.  But,  while  this  is  true,  there  is  no  provision  in  said  ordinance,  or  any 
other  that  I  have  been  able  to  find,  imposing  any  penalty  against  this  company  or 
its  officers  for  any  violation  thereof.  Without  such  a  penal  ordinance,  the  city  is 
remediless ;  for  she  can  not  proceed,  by  quo  warranto,  against  the  company,  as  the 
State  sometimes  does  against  corporations  that  have  violated  provisions  of  the  Acts 
under  which  they  were  organized.  If  the  Street  Car  Company  has  been  in  the 
habit  of  violating  the  provision  of  the  ordinance  quoted  above,  I  think  the  proper 
thing  to  do  is  to  have  notice  served  on  it  to  desist  in  the  future,  and  that,  if  heed 
be  not  given  to  such  notice,  an  ordinance  will  be  passed  imposing  severe  penalties 
for  its  violation.  This  kind  of  an  ordinance  can  be  passed  and  enforced."  [Re- 
ferred to  Committee  on  Railroads.] 98 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Owners  of  real  estate  on  South  street  and  Fletcher  avenue  petition  the  Common 
Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  to  cause  the  "T-rail"  to  be  removed  from  said 
thoroughfares,  and  re-placed  with  the  improved  flat  rail,  in  conformity  with  the 
charter-ordinance  of  this  company 296 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  motion  :  "  That  the  prayers  of  the  petitioners 
be  granted,  and  the  City  Marshal  be,  and  is  hereby,  directed  to  notify  the  Citizens' 
Street  Railway  Company  to  comply  with  the  prayer  of  the  petitioners  within 
thirty  days  from  August  31st,  1882;  and  if  the  change  be  not  made  within  the 
above-named  time,  the  Street  Commissioner  is  hereby  instructed  to  remove  the 
T-rails,  and  charge  the  expense  of  the  same  to  the  above-named  company  "....296 

Company  presents  two  petitions  for  the  retention  of  the  "T-rail,"  and  Board  of  Al- 
dermen refers  petition  for  removal  of  said  rail  and  Council  motion  to  its  Committee 
on  Railroads 317,  318 

Common  Council  (notwithstanding  two  opposing  points  of  order  are  made)  reconsiders 
its  action,  as  shown  above,  by  a  vote  of  14  to  3,  and  then  refers  the  matter  to  its 
Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney 355 

Aforesaid  committee  and  officer  report  that  31  of  the  32  signers  of  the  petition  for 
removal  had  signed  the  petition  to  have  the  "Trail  let  alone,"  and  therefore, 
recommend  that  the  reconsidered  motion  "  be  stricken  from  the  files."  [Con- 
curred in.] 394 

Petition  of  owners  of  property  abutting  on  College  avenue,  asking  that  this  company 
be  prevented  from  re-laying  "  T-rail "  on  said  thoroughfare,  is  presented  on  Feb- 
ruary 5th,  1883.     [Referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Railroads.] 869 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Council  Judiciary  Committee  recommends  the  adoption  of  a  motion  [see  Journal 
Page  357]  requiring  this  Company  to  "  furnish  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of 
Aldermen  with  a  time  table  of  each  street-railway  line,  and  the  number  of  cars 

on  each  line."     [Council  concurs.] 394 

Board  of  Aldermen  refuses  to  agree  with  Council  action 420 

Common  Council  recedes  from  its  former  action 440 


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STREET  RAILWAYS. 

Common  Council  adopts  the  following  motion:  "That  the  Street  Commissioner 
notify  the  Citizens'  Street  Railway  Company  to  fill  up,  with  good  gravel,  between 
their  tracks  on  Christian  and  College  avenues,  and  also  notify  said  railway  com- 
pany to  clean  the  wooden  culverts  between  the  tracks,  on  said  avenues,  so  as  to 
make  them  passable  for  pedestrians" 664 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  motion  to  its  Committee  on  Railroads 681 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  upon  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  5,  1883 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Citizens'  Street  Railway  Company  to  pro- 
vide and  maintain  Conductors  on  its  Cars  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  February  5th, 
1883 863 

Common  Council  refers  ordinance  to  its  Committee  on  Railroads 902 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  back  above  ordinaace  during  year  1882-1883. 

Resolution,  requiring  this  company  "to  at  once  provide  for  a  system  of  transfers,"  is 
offered,  on  March  19th,  1883,  and  is  referred  to  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee 
on  Railroads 983 

The  following  Aldermanic  motion  is  adopted,  on  April  9th  and  23d,  1883  '•  "  That  the 
Citizens'  Street  Railway  Company  be  permitted  to  station  a  car  at  the  intersection  of 
Washington  and  Illinois  streets,  for  the  purpose  of  facilitating  the  system  of  transfers 
recently  inaugurated,  subject  to  such  future  action  and  regulations  as  the  Board  of 
Aldermen  and  Common  Council  may  order".. 1068,  1096 

This  company,  after  maintaining  a  "transfer  car"  on  the  west  side  of  its  double  tracks  on  Illinois 
street,  a  few  feet  south  of  Washington  street,  for  a  few  days,  by  virtue  of  above  concurrently 
adopted  motion,  laid  a  short  third  track  between  its  double  tracks  on  Washington  street,  just  east 
of  Illinois  street,  and  removed  the  "transfer  car"  thereto. 

Owners  of  the  Washington  street  property  in  the  near  vicinity  of  the  "transfer  car" 
third  track,  remonstrate  against  the  continuance  of  such  track  and  car,  stating  that 
"we  believe  this  third  track  was  laid  without  any  authority  of  law  and  in  violation  of 
our  rights,  and  that  the  standing  of  a  car  in  the  centre  of  the  principal  street  of  the 
city,  is  a  nuisance  which  should  be  abated  without  delay  " 1 166 

City  Attorney  is  directed  to  report  to  the  Council,  whether  or  not  the  Citizens'  Street 
Railway  Company  has  a  right  to  lay  a  third  track  on  any  street  where  there  are  two 
tracks  already  laid;  and  above  protest  is  referred  with  motion 1165,  1166 

City  Attorney  Denny  renders  the  following  legal  opinion  in  answer  to  above  motion : 
"You  ask  me,  whether  or  not  the  Citizens'  Street  Railway  Company  has  a  right  to  lay 
a  third  track  on  any  street  where  there  are  two  tracks  already  laid.  If  it  has  any  such 
right  it  is  by  virtue  of  the  grant  contained  in  the  original  ordinance  of  1864.  That 
authorizes  said  company  'to  lay  a  single  or  double  track  for  passenger  railway  lines, 
with  all  necessary  and  convenient  tracks  for  turn-outs,  side-tracks,  and  switches,  in, 
upon,  and  along  the  ^course  of  the  streets  and  alleys  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,'  etc. 
I  do  not  think  the  Council  intended,  by  these  words,  to  authorize  the  company  to  lay 
three  tracks  along  any  one  point  on  a  street,  even  though  one  of  them  may  be  a  side- 
track or  turn-out.  These  are  correlative  terms.  The  one  includes  the  other.  At 
least,  the  former  always  includes  the  latter.  A  switch  may  be  very  properly  con- 
structed on  a  double  line  track ;  for  that,  in  its  proper  sense,  means  only  the  movable 
part  of  two  opposite  rails  (and  in  street  railway  construction  but  one  movable  part, 
usually),  for  transfering  a  car  from  one  track  to  another.  But  a  double-track  line  of 
railway,  either  horse  or  steam,  has  no  use  for  a  side-track  or  turn-out;  and  these  terms, 
as  used  in  the  ordinance  referred  to,  were  only  intended  to  apply  to  single-track  lines. 
I  therefore  answer  your  question  in  the  negative."     [Received.]...^ 1 189 

The  following  questions,  growing  out  of  a  controversy  between  this  company  and  the 
"  Metropolitan  Railway  Line  "  (  signed  by  the  full  membership  of  the  Council  Judi- 
ciary Committee,  the  Committee  on  Railroads,  and  the  City  Attorney),  are  served  on 
this  company ; 


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STREET   RAILWAYS. 

"1.  Will  you  begin,  at  once,  to  place  double-platform  cars  on  your  lines,  and  have 
changed,  within  one  year  from  this  date,  all  'bob-tailed'  cars  into  front  and  rear  plat- 
form cars? 

11 2.     Will  you  at  once  place  conductors  upon  all  your  cars? 

"3.  Will  you  introduce,  at  once,  a  system  of  transfers,  whereby  a  passenger,  for  one 
fare  of  five  cents,  may  be  transferred,  so  as  to  enable  the  passenger  to  go  from  any 
point  on  your  lines  to  any  other  point  on  your  lines  within  the  city  limits? 

"4.  Will  you  build  a  line  to  Crown  Hill,  and  run  cars  regularly  thereon?  If  so,  how 
soon? 

"5.  Will  you,  within  one  year,  reverse  all  rails  now  laid  within  the  city  limits,  where 
the  tram  is  turned  outward,  and  remove  T-rails,  and  supply  their  places  with  tram-rails 
with  the  tram  turned  in? 

"  6.  Will  you  agree  that  all  tracks  hereafter  laid  by  you,  within  the  boundaries  of  New 
York,  Delaware,  Louisiana,  and  Tennessee  streets,  including  said  streets,  shall  be  a 
free  territory,  and  that  any  other  company  so  using  said  tracks  shall  first  pay  to  your 
company,  for  the  use  thereof,  one-half  of  the  cost  of  construction  of  the  part  of  the 
track  so  used,  and  one-half  the  cost  of  maintaining  the  same  while  so  used,  such  half 
cost  of  construction  to  be  paid  before  such  use  is  commenced  ? 

"  7.  If  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  pass  an  ordinance  providing  for 
the  matters  mentioned  in  the  foregoing  questions,  will  you  file  with  the  City  Clerk, 
within  ten  days  after  its  passage,  a  copy  of  a  resolution  passed  by  your  board  of  direc- 
tors, accepting  the  terms  and  conditions  of  such  and  ordinance?" 1000 

A.  W.  Johnson,  president  of  Company,  agrees  to  accede  to  all  the  above  suggested  re- 
quirements "  which  shall  not  trench  upon  previous  grants  and  rights  to  our  company 
by  the  Honorable  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis" 1000;  1001 

Aforesaid  president  presents  the  following :  "  We  would  beg  leave  to  substitute  the 
following  in  lieu  of  the  previous  reply  made  to  your  seven  questions:  We  will  accept 
each  and  all  the  requirements  embraced  in  those  questions,  if  required  of  us  by  the 
passage  of  an  ordinance  to  that  effect,  in  whatever  period  of  time  you  may  think  just 
and  reasonable" 1003 

G.  O.  18,  1883 — An  Ordinance  supplemental  to  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An  Ordinance 
authorizing  the  Construction,  Extension,  and  Operation  of  certain  Passenger  Railways 
in  and  upon  the  Streets  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,"  ordained  January  18,  1864,  and 
to  the  other  Ordinances  amendatory  of,  and  supplementary  thereto ;  providing  a  Free- 
Territory  System ;  and  defining  how  the  Provisions  hereof  shall  be  accepted  by  the 
Citizens'  Street  Railway  Company  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  (prepared  by  the  City  Attorney)  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for 

the  first  time,  on  April  2d,  1883 1031 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time;  make  sundry  amendments 

,  thereto;  reads   it  for  the  third  time,  as  amended;    and  so  passes  it,  on  April  23d, 

1883 II 11,  1 1 12 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d,  1883,  and  then 
refers  same  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committees  on  Finance,  on  Streets  and 
Alleys,  and  on  Railroads 1138 

First  three  of  above  named  committees,  report  back  ordinance  without  recommenda- 
tion  1 1 79 

Aforesaid  body  takes  up  ordinance  on  second  reading,  on  May  14th,  1883,  and  amends 
it,  by  striking  out  all  after  the  ordaining  clause  and,  also,  the  title,  and  by  inserting, 
"  in  lieu  thereof,  the  title  and  all  after  the  ordaining  clause  of  the  ordinance  now 
pending  before  the  Council,  and  known  as  the  Metropolitan  Street  Railway  Company's 
Ordinance."  Ordinance,  as  amended,  is  then  referred  to  Aldermanic  Committees  on 
Railroads  and  on  Streets  and  Alleys,  and  Judiciary  Committee 1218 

For  new-old  G.  O.  18,  1883,  see  under  sub-title  "Metropolitan  Railway  Line;  Proceedings  had  con- 
cerning," next  following. 


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STREET  RAILWAYS. 

Petition  is  presented  and  resolution  is  offered,  on  March  8th,  1883,  for  the  extension  of 
the  track  of  this  company  from  the  northern  terminus  on  N.  West  street,  in  and  along 
said  N.  West  street,  to  Mclntire  street.     [Referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets 

and  Alleys  ] 943,  944 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Petition  is  presented,  on  March  8th,  1883,  asking  that  this  company  be  required  to  lay 
a  track  from  the  northern  end  of  Massachusetts  avenue,  in  and  along  Peru  street,  to 
Lincoln  avenue;  thence,  east  on  Lincoln  avenue,  to  Newman  street;  thence,  north  on 
Newman  street,  to  Ninth  street.  [Referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets  and 
Alleys.]  945 

Aforesaid  committee  makes  a  report,  and  offers  a  resolution,  proposing  to  change  the 
north  portion  of  petition ed-f or  route  to  a  certain  extent ;  but  both  report  and  resolution 
are  "laid  on  the  table"  by  a  vote  of  10  to  9 H93 

Resolution  is  offered,  on  March  5th,  1883,  requiring  this  company  to  lay  a  track  from  the 
terminus  of  a  present  route,  at  or  near  southern  end  of  Virginia  avenue,  in  and  along 
the  centre  of  Shelby  street,  to,  or  within  fifty  feet  of  the  Belt  Railway  Crossing  of  said 

Shelby  street.     [Referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys.] ..931,  932 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Resolution  is  offered,  on  March  19th,  1883,  requiring  this  company  to  lay  a  track  on 
Mississippi  street,  from  Washington  street  to  Seventh  street,  in  the  most  approved 
manner  "and  with  what  is  known  as  Johnson's  patent  rail."  [Referred  to  Council 
Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee  on  Railroads.] 992 

Four  provisos  as  to  "free  territory,"  defining  the  most  "improved  rail,"  and  making  other  regula- 
tions— see  text  of  provisos  on  page  202,  ante — are  added  to  above  resolution,  and  are  given  the  same 
reference. 

"Mississippi  street  route"  resolution,  with  a  slight  change  in  language,  is  again  offered 

on  April  2d,  1883,  and  is  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Railroads 1049 

Aforesaid  committee  did  Hot  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Petition  for  extension  of  street-railway  in  and  along  College  avenue,  from  Ninth  street 
to  Bruce  street,  is  presented  on  April  2d,  1883,  and  is  referred  to  Council  Committee 

on  Streets  and  Alleys 1054 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Petition  for  extension  of  street-railway  in  and  along  Home  avenue,  from  Peru  street  to 
Columbia  avenue;  thence,  in  and  along  Columbia  avenue,  to  the  Atlas  Works,  is  pre- 
sented on  April  23d,  1883,  and  is  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets  and 
Alleys 1 109 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Resolution  is  offered,  on  May  28th,  1883,  requiring  this  company  to  lay  its  track  from 
the  Union  Depot  to  South  street,  along  South  street  to  Fletcher  avenue,  along  Fletcher 
avenue  to  Dillon  street,  along  Dillon  street  to  Hoyt  avenue,  along  Hoyt  avenue  to 
Linden  street,  along  Linden  street  to  Prospect  street,  and  along  Prospect  street  to  Reid 
street.     [Referred   to   Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee  on  Streets  and 

Alleys 1277 

Aforesaid  committees  did  not  report  on  above  subject  during  year  1882-1883. 

This  company  is  ordered  to  have  the  Si  Illinois  street  tunnel  white- washed....  1204,  1257 

Metropolitan  Railway  Line  ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

G.  O.  6,  1883 — An  Ordinance  authorizing  the  Construction,  Extension,  and  Operation 

of  the  Metropolitan  Railway  Line  in  and  upon  the  Streets  of  Indianapolis- 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  February  9th, 
1883,  and  is  then   referred  to  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee  on    Ordinances 
[Railroads] 898 


1 882-1 883]        Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  207 


STREET    RAILWAYS. 

Twenty-two  petitions  for  the  passage  of  this  ordinance,  and  one  remonstrance  against 
the  construction  of  the  proposed  Line  on  Meridian  street,  from  Louisiana  street  to 
Washington  street,  are  presented  on  March  8th,  1883,  and  are  given  the  same  refer- 
ence as  ordinance 944 

Manufacturers  and  Shippers'  Association  presents  its  resolution  in  favor  of  the  proposed 
Line 957 

Above  resolution  is  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Railroads...  967 

Indianapolis  Board  of  Trade  presents,  to  Common  Council,  its  resolution  in  favor  of  the 
passage  of  Ordinance.     [Referred  to  Committee  on  Railroads.] 967 

Above  resolution  is  presented  to  Board  of  Aldermen,  which  "adopts"  the  same  by  a 
vote  of  8  to  1,  reserving  the  right  to  make  such  amendments  to  the  ordinance  as  may 
be  deemed  proper 1019 

Common  Council  "receives"  Aldermanic  message  setting  forth  foregoing  action....  1042 

Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  majority  of  Committee  on  Railroads  return  ordinance, 
with  sundry  amendments,  and  a  lengthy  communication  as  to  the  "moral,  if  not  the 
legal,  obligation"  of  the  city  government  to  give  notice  to  the  Citizens'  Street  Rail- 
way Company  to  build  the  proposed  lines  before  passing  the  Metropolitan  ordinance. 
"Perhaps  the  city  can  violate  this  provision  of  the  ordinance  [Sec.  15  of  ordinance 
passed  January  18th,  1864],  without  being  liable  to  an  action  for  damages.  If  she  be 
not  under  any  legal  obligation  to  give  the  notice  to  the  old  company,  it  would  be  at 
least  morally  dishonest  not  to  do  so."     The  "old  company,"  also,  receives  a  lecture 

on  its  "moral  obligations"  to  the  city,  etc.,  etc 979,  980 

Councilman  Pearson  and  City  Attorney  Denny  submit  a  minority  report,  which  contains 
the  following  legal  opinion :  "There  are  two  legal  questions  involved,  viz.:  First, 
Do  the  ordinances  of  the  Citizens'  Street  Railway  Corrtpany,  heretofore  passed,  give 
it  the  exclusive  privilege,  until  the  year  1901,  to  occupy  all  the  streets  named  in  its 
original  ordinance,  as  therein  attempted?  and,  Second,  Is  the  provision  of  said  ordin- 
ance, that  the  city  shall  not  grant  any  other  person  or  corporation  the  right  to  establish 
lines  upon  any  of  said  streets  therein  named,  until  the  option  is  first  given  to  said  com- 
pany, as  therein  provided,  binding  in  law  and  on  this  Council  ?  We  answer  both  of 
these  questions  in  the  negative."     They,  also,  argue  the  "moral  obligation"  question, 

but  in  favor  of  the  city.     And  propose  two  amendments  to  ordinance 981 

Two  remonstrances  against  passage  of  ordinance  are  presented 982 

Minority  report  is  laid  on  the  table  by  a  vote  of  14  to  7 982 

Majority  report  is  referred  back  to  above  mentioned  committees,  with  instructions  to 
report  at  an  adjourned  meeting 983 

Board  of  State  House  Commissioners  and  State  Officers  protest  against  the  building  of  a 
street-railway  line  in  Tennessee  street,  along  the  principal  front  of  the  new  Capitol, 
and  obstructing  the  entrance  to  the  State  House  grounds  at  the  main  gate  thereof. 
[Same  reference  is  given.! 989 

Two  lengthy  reports  on  the  Citizens'-Metropolitan  controversy  are  submitted.  A  mem- 
ber of  each  committee  and  the  City  Attorney  recommend  that  G.  O.  6,  1883,  be 
slightly  amended,  and  then  passed.  Minority  of  committees  (Councilman  Yoke 
belonging  to  both  committees),  recommends  that  action  be  postponed  until  introduction 
of  the  new  ordinance  requiring  the  Citizens'  Street  Railway  Company  to  do  and 
make  seven  improvements,  stipulated  in  the  form  of  questions 1000  to  1002 

Minority  report  is  concurrrd  in  by  a  vote  of  12  to  10 1002 

Resident  owners  on  Park  avenue  (included  in  one  of  the  routes  of  this  company) 
protest  against  laying  any  street-railway  track  on  said  thoroughfare.     [Referred  to 

Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee  on  Railroads.] 928 

Aforesaid  committees  did  not  report  on  above  subject  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  18,  1883 — An  Ordinance  authorizing  the  Construction,  Extension,  and  Opera- 
tion of  the  Metropolitan  Railway  Line  in  and  upon  the  Streets  of  Indianapolis — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  (title  and  text)  is  substituted  for  the  original  "  G.  O.  18,  1883"  [see  title  on 
page  205,  ante],  through  Aldermanic  action  on  May  14th,  1883  [see  Journal  page  1218]. 


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STREET    RAILWAYS — STREETS,  ALLEYS,  SIDEWALKS,  ETC. 

Aldermanic  Committees  on  Railroads  and  on  Streets  and  Alleys,  and  Judiciary  Com- 
mittee, to  whom  amended  ordinance  had  been  referred  [see  Journal  page  1218] 
report  back  ordinance,  with  many  "changes,  alterations,  and  modifications"; 
orders  the  changed,  altered,  and  modified  ordinance  to  be  printed ;  and  then  makes 
said  ordinance  a  "special  order"  for  an  adjourned  meeting,  to  be  held  on  June 
4th,  1883 1289  to  1291 


STREETS,  ALLEYS,  SIDEWALKS,  ETC. 

See,  also,  Board  of  Public  Improvements,  City  Civil  Engineer,  and  City  Street  Commis- 
sioner, ante. 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Street  Improvements,  during  fiscal  year  ending 

with  May  31st,  1882 $15,000.00         62 

Actual  expenditure !5j079.38         62 

Estimate  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883 10,500.00       743 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Street  Openings  and  Vacations,  during  fiscal 

year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882 , $      200.00        62 

Actual  expenditure 745-QO        62 

Estimate  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883 500.00       743 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Street  Repairs,  during  fiscal  year  ending  with 

May  31st,  1882 ..  $30,000.00        62 

Actual  expenditure 29,825.53         62 

Estimate  for  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883. ' 20,500.00       743 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Street  Signs  [public  gas-lamp  signs],  during 

fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1882, ; $      300.00        62 

Actual  expenditure 695.40        62 

Estimated  expenditure  on  account  of  Street  Cleaning,  during  year  ending  with  May 
31st,  1883 $12,500.00       744 

General  Legislation  had  concerning  Streets,  etc. — 

G.  O.  15,  1882 — An  Ordinance  granting  William  Pfafflin  permission  to  erect  an  iron 
balcony  over  the  sidewalk  of  Indiana  avenue,  in  front  of  lot  12,  in  square  28,  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under 
subject-heading  of  "Buildings,"  on  page  43  of  this  Indexical  Digest;  also, 
Journal  pages 63,  67 

G.  O.  36,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  amend  Sections  22,  23,  and  24  of  an  Ordinance 
entitled  "An  Ordinance  relative  to  the  Streets,  Alleys,  Sidewalks,  and  Public 
Places  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis :  restraining  the  making  of  Excavations  therein, 
or  in  Lands  adjacent  thereto ;  prohibiting  the  placing  of  Unauthorized  Obstruc- 
tions in  or  upon  the  same ;  securing  the  Public  in  the  Free  and  Safe  Use  thereof ; 
revising  and  re-enacting  Ordinance-provisions  now  in  force ;  and  prescribing  Pen- 
alties for  Violations  of  its  Regulations  and  Requirements,"  ordained  September  2d, 
1878—  1 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under 
subject-heading  of  u Buildings,"  on  page  44  of  this  Indexical  Digest;  also, 
Journal  pages 57,  58,  206,  207,  240,  374,  425,  426,  1178,  1239,  1283,  1283 


1 882-1883]         Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  209 

STREETS,  ALLEYS,  SIDEWALKS,  ETC. 

G.  O.  84,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  prohibit  the  Sounding  of  Gongs  on  the  Streets  of 

the  City- 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  December 

1 8th,  1882,  and  is  then  referred  to  Council  Judiciary  Committee 757,  758 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 978 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time;  amends  it;  reads  ordi- 
nance for  the  third  time,  as  amended;  and  so  passes  it,  on  May .21st,  1883 1234 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  28th,  188^,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  Judiciary  Commit- 
tee  1286 

Above  reference  was  made  at  last  session  of  Board  of  Aldermen  held  during  year  1882-1883  ;  conse- 
quently, subsequent  action  upon  ordinance  must  be  looked  for  in  next  following  Journal  volumes. 

G.  O.  17,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  regulate  the  Sprinkling  of  Streets,  and  fixing  a 
Penalty  for  the  Violation  of  its  Provisions — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  March  19th, 
1883 987 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  time;  amends  it;  reads  ordi- 
nance for  the  third  time,  as  amended  ;  and  so  passes  it,  on  May  21st,  1883 1235 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  first  time  on  May  28th,  1883,  and  then 
refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  on  Water 1286 

Above  reference  was  made  at  last  session  of  Board  of  Aldermen  held  during  year  1882-1883  :  conse- 
quently, subsequent  action  upon  ordinance  must  be  looked  for  in  next  following  Journal  volumes 

G.  O.  24,  1883 — An  Ordinance  making  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company  liable  for 
all  Damages  occasioned  by  reason  of  Openings  made  in  the  Streets,  and  requiring 
all  such  Openings  to  be  made  by  or  under  the  Direction  of  said  Company  ;  and 
providing  Penalties  for  the  Violations  thereof — 

For  a  full  digest  of  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  under 
subject-heading  of  "Water  and  Water  Company,"  post.  Also,  Journal  pages 
, 1093,  1235,  1286 

G.  O.  29,  1883 — An  Ordinance  making  it  unlawful  for  any  Person,  over  the  age  of  ten 
years,  to  throw  Orange  or  Banana  Peels  on  any  of  the  Sidewalks  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  [prepared  by  City  Attorney  Denny  in  obedience  to  Coun- 
cil motion — see  Journal  page  1160]  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time, 
on  May  14th,  1883....  f. 1189 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  May  21st,    1883 1235,  1236 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  28th,  1883 I2%7 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

G.  O.  35,  1883 — An  Ordinance  requiring  a  Permit  to  be  taken  out  by  every  Person 
or  Company  proposing  to  open  any  Street  or  Alley  for  the  purpose  of  putting  in  (  r 
repairing  any  Gas  or  Water  Pipe — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  in  the  Board  of  Aldermen,  and  is  read  for 

the  first  time,  on  May  28th,  1883 1289 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

The  following  Council  resolution  is  concurrently  adopted,  by  unanimons  votes,  on 
October  16th  and  23d,  1882:  "  Resolved,  That  it  is  the  sense  of  the  members  of 
this  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  that  no  valuable  franchises  shall  hereafter 
be  granted  to  any  person  or  corporation,  in  the  use  of  the  streets  and  alleys  of  the 
city,  without  just  compensation  be  paid  to  the  city  therefor,  and  that  such  com- 
pensation be  made  a  condition  to  be  expressed  in  the  ordinance  granting  such 
franchise" 544,  558 

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STREETS,  ALLEYS,  SIDEWALKS,  ETC. 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  detail  one  of  his  men,  for  one  week,  to  look  up 
ruts  and  chuck-holes  that  have  been  left  by  contractors  and  others;  and  that  he 
be  directed  to  give  the  parties  one  week's  notice  to  put  the  same  in  good  condi- 
tion. If  the  order  is  not  complied  with  within  said  time,  that  he  be  directed  to 
file  a  complaint  against  them  before  the  Mayor  for  violating  an  ordinance  ....302,  318 

Councilmen  Weaver,  Cole,  and  Coy  continue  to  act  as  Council   Committee  on  Streets 

and  Alleys.'        * 
Aldermen  Seibert,  DeRuiter,  and  Drew  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Committee  on 

Streets  and  Alleys. 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys ;  Reports  from — 
Opening  cases — Recommendations  as  to 

Alleys 204,  1036,  1083 

Columbia  avenue 1038 

East  street 287 

Greenwood  {alias,  Peru)  street , 205 

Union  street 1037 

Woodlawn  avenue 895 

Vacation  cases — Recommendations  as  to 

Alleys 13,  15,819,  1036,  1153 

Sanders  street 614,  856 

Water  street 1192 

Wheeler  street 1271 

Special  (Street-Improvement)  Ordinances — Recommendations  as  to  : 

For  details  of  the  recommendation  of  this  committee  and  the  Journal  pages,  see  under  the  several 
subject-headings  suggested  by  the  following  list,  according  to  the  groupings  determined  by  the 
Ordinance  Nos. 

Alleys— S.  Os.  85,  89,  1882;  S.  O.  32,  1883. 

Bellefontaine  avenue — S.  O.  119,  1882. 

Blake  street— S.  O.  57,  1882. 

Broadway  street — S.  O.  90,  1882. 

Buchanan  street— S.  O.  157,  1882. 

Central  avenue— S.  Os.  129,  130,  131,  132,  1882. 

College  avenue— S.  O.  97,  1882. 

Georgia  street — S.  O.  158,  1882. 

Highland  street— S.  O.  88,  1882. 

Indiana  avenue — S.  Os.  94,  101,  1882. 

Linden  street — S.  O.  135,  1882. 

Louisiana  street— S.  O.  159,  1882. 

Merrill  street— S.  O.  170,  1882. 

Ohio  street— S.  Os.  136,  137,  1882. 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys ;    Reports  from — 

General  Ordinances — Recommendations  as  to  : 

For  detail  for  following  recommendation,  see  under  the  suggested  subject-headings,  according  to  the 
grouping  fixed  and  determined  by  Ordinance  No. 

Buildings— G.  O.  15,  1882. 

Special  (Street-Improvement)  Ordinances— Recommendations  as  to: 

For  details  of  the  recommendations  of  this  committee  and  the  Journal  pages,  see  under  the  several 

subject-headings  suggested  by  the  following  list,  according  to  the  groupings  determined  by  the 

Ordinance  Nos. 

Alleys— S.  Os.  60,  63,  68,  73,  78,  96,  153,  162,  166,  1882;  S.  O.  4,  1883. 
Bellefontaine  avenue — S.  O.  119,  1882. 
Broadway  street— S.  O.  134,  1882;  S.  O.  19,  1883. 


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• 


STREETS,  ALLEYS,  SIDEWALKS,  ETC.— SULLIVAN   STREET. 

Brookside  avenue — S.  0.  169,  1882. 

Buchanan  street— S.  O.  157,  1882. 

College  avenue— S.  O.  97,  1882. 

Columbia  avenue— S.  O.  178,  1882. 

Delaware  street— S.  Os.  81,  82,  1882. 

English  avenue— S.  O.  11,  1883. 

Georgia  street— S.  O.  158,  1882. 

Highland  street— S.  O.  88,  1882. 

Indiana  avenue — S.  Os.  101,  155,  1882. 

Linden  street— S.  O.  135,  1882. 

Louisiana  street— S   O.  159,  1882. 

McCarty  street— S.  O.  70,  1882. 

Market  street— S.  O.  177,  1882. 

Mississipi  street — S.  O.  59,  1882. 

Morris  street— S.  O.  14,  1883. 

New  York  street— S.  O.  76,  1882. 

North  street— S.  O.  167,  1882. 

Ohio  street— S.  Os.  136  and  137,  1882. 

Pratt  street— S.  O.  58,  1882. 

Peru  street— S.  O.  9,  1883. 

Rose  Lane— S.  O.  168,  1882. 

St.  Clair  street— S.  Os.  13  and  17,  1883. 

Shelby  street— S.  O.  56,  1882. 

Stevens  street— S.  O.  69,  1882. 

Sullivan  street— S.  O.  79,  1882. 

Vermont  street-  S.  O.  124,  1882;  S.  O.  10,  1883. 

West  street— S.  Os.  54.  55,  163,  1882. 

Woodlawn  avenue — S.  O.  174,  1882. 

Missellaneous  Proceedings  had  concerning  Streets,  etc, — 

Theresa  C.  Vinton  is  permitted  to  build  a  coal-vault  under  sidewalk  at  northeast 
corner  of  Meridian  and  Georgia  streets 427,  441 

August  Elbrecht  is  permitted  to  take  up  the  hay-scales  in  front  of  his  property  at 
intersection  of  Virginia  avenue  and  Prospect  street,  and  to  place  such  roadway  in 
good  repair 450?  474 

Vacation  of  the  streets  and  alleys  (except  Ohio  street)  in  Arsenal  Park  Addition — 
Petition  for  above  vacation  is  presented  on  May  7th.  1883,  and  is  referred  to  Council 
Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys . 1163 

Afotesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


SULLIVAN  STREET. 

S.  O.79,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Sullivan  street 
and  sidewalks,  from  the  north  line  of  Bismarck  street  to  Buchanan  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  239. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  June  26th,  1882 108 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  June  26th,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 137 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 168 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  July  10th,  1882 170 


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SULLIVAN    STREET— TAX    AND    STREET-IMPROVEMENT    SALES. 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 258 

Fred.  Gansberg  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 303,  320 

Contract  if  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 341,  365 

Estimate  ($362.47)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 535,  552 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports  a  second,  corrected,  and  final  estimate  in  this  case; 
which  is  allowed 885,  903 

S.  O.  8,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Sullivan  street,  be- 
tween McCarty  and  Buchanan  streets — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  March  8th, 
1883 942 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  April  23d,  1883 1 1 17 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and  then 
refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light : H76,  1 178 

Aforesaid  committee  returns  ordinance  to  the  files  without  recommendation,  on  May 

2lSt,   1883 I263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  October,  1882 1225 


SWITCH-TRACKS. 

Vide  Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks,  ante. 

TAX  AND  STREET-IMPROVEMENT  SALES. 

Amount  received  from  Tax-Sales  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st, 
1882 $7,917-94         96 

Amount  refunded  on  this  account,  and  to  reimburse  illegally  collected  Taxes,  during 
same  fiscal  year ,  $2,191.49         96 

City  Attorney  Denny  presents  a  tax-sale  deed  of  lots  1,  2,  3,  4,  and  5,  in  square  11 
of  Braden's  Riverside  Addition,  executed  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis  by  the  County 
Auditor,  and  recommends  that  said  deed  be  recorded.     [Approved.] 435,  472 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that  the  case  of  Frank  McWhinney  vs.  The  City  had 
been  decided  in  favor  of  the  city ;  and  states  that  "  This  was  an  action  to  recover 
the  sum  of  $151  and  interest,  paid  by  McWhinney  at  a  private  sale  of  real  estate 
by  the  City  Treasurer,  for  delinquent  taxes.  McWhinney  had  previously  attempted 
to  enforce  his  lien  against  the  property,  in  a  suit  to  quiet  his  title  against  the 
owner,  but  the  Court  held,  in  that  case,  that  the  sale  was  a  nullity — private  sales 
by  cities  being  unauthorized.  Hence,  this  suit  to  require  the  city  to  refund  the 
money.  This  decision  was  also  by  Judge  Howe ;  from  whose  ruling  an  appeal 
was  prayed  and  granted" 692 

Refunding  Moneys  paid  at  such  Sales ;    Proceedings  in  favor  of— 

William  Rowe  renews  his  petition  for  the  refunding  of  $143.33  (amount  by  him  paid 
at  a  sale  of  lot  12,  square  35,  for  the  purpose  of  collecting  an  assessment  levied 
against  St.  Paul's  Cathedral  Church,  on  account  of  the  construction  of  the  N. 
Illinois  street  sewer),  with  interest  thereon  from  February  10th,  1880.  [Referred 
to  Judiciary  Committee.] 218 


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TAX   AND   STREET-IMPROVEMENT   SALES. 

Minority  of  aforesaid  committee  makes  the  following  report  on  above  case  :  "  Rowe, 
on  the  loth  day  of  February,  1880,  purchased  from  the  City  Treasurer,  at  public 
tax-sale,  lot  12,  square  35,  paying  therefor  the  sum  of  #143.33,  and  the  City  Treas- 
urer issued  to  him  his  certificate  of  sale,  No.  20,487.  This  lot  was  owned  by  St. 
Paul's  Church.  This  church  bring  a  suit  (No.  29,271)  against  City  Treasurer,  to  in- 
join  him  from  making  deed  upon  said  certificate  of  sale.  The  Superior  Court  grant 
a  perpetual  injunction,  upon  the  ground  that  the  assessment  and  sale  of  this  church 
property  was  absolutely  void.  This  decision  is  correct ;  and  is  supported  by  the 
Supreme  Court  of  the  State,  in  the  case  of  The  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Fort 
Wayne  vs.  The  City  of  Fort  Wayne  and  others,  36  Ind.,  338.  Property  used  for 
religious  purposes  'are  not  liable  to  assessment  to  contribute  to  the  cost  of  con- 
struction of  sewers  in  a  city.  Such  property  not  being  valued  and  assessed  upon 
the  tax-duplicate  for  State  and  county  taxes,  no  method  is  provided  by  law  for  its 
assessment  for  the  purpose  of  sewerage.'  This  is  the  language  of  our  Supreme 
Court. 

'*  When  the  city  built  the  Illinois  street  sewer,  it  was  her  legal  duty,  therefore,  to  pay 
the  sum  taxed  up  to  this  church ;  but,  in  violation  of  law,  or  without  any  law,  the 
city  assessed  the  same  against  the  church,  and  placed  the  same  on  the  tax-duplicate. 
On  failure  of  the  church  to  pay,  our  City  Treasurer  offers  the  same  for  sale,  and 
sells  the  same  for  #143.33,  to  one  of  our  own  citizens.  Then  the  church  acts,  and 
secures  a  perpetual  injunction  against  the  city  from  making  Mr.  Rowe  a  deed,  on 
the  ground  that  all  the  city  has  done  in  the  matter  was  null  and  void. 

"Now,  as  we  can  not  make  a  deed,  Mr.  Rowe  asks  that  the  city  give  him  back  his 
money.  It  is  just,  honest,  and  lawful  to  do  so  ;  and  we,  therefore,  recommend  that 
the  sum  of  #143.33,  wi*h  interest  from  February  10th,  1880,  be  refunded  to  peti- 
tioner " 395 

Majority  of  aforesaid  committee  report  "  We  do  not  concur  in  the  above."  [Council 
concurs  in  adverse  report.] 395 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  Council  action,  with  Councilman  Pritchard's  report,  as 
above,  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney 420,  421 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee  reports  as  follows ;  in  which  Board  concurs  by  a 
vote  of  5  to  2 :  "  Mr.  Rowe,  probably,  in  pursuit  of  the  business  of  purchasing 
tax-titles,  bought  the  property  at  public  tax-sale.  His  purchase  being  voluntary, 
we  think  his  claim  can  not  be  legally  enforced.  But,  believing  the  city  ought  not 
to  take  advantage  of  legal  technicalities  to  secure  doubtful  or  unjust  claims,  we 
recommend  that  the  money  be  refunded,  with  legal  interest" 485 

Christopher  Hilgenberg  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $22.59  (amount  by  him  paid  at  an 
alleged  erroneous  tax-sale  of  lot  10,  square  7,  Cushing's  Subdivision  of  Hanway  & 
Hanna's  Oak  Hill  Addition),  with  interest  thereon  from  February  10th,  1880;  also, 
#1.07,  paid  as  taxes,  and  interest  from  dates  of  payments;  said  sale  having  been  made 
for  personal  tax  which  was  not  a  lien  on  said  property.  [Referred  to  Judiciary  Com- 
mittee.]  101 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  statements  set  forth  in  petition  are  true,  and  recommends 
that  the  sum  of  #22.59,  w^*1  interest  from  February  10th,  1880,  be  refunded.  [Council 
concurs.] 203 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  case  to  its  Committee  on  Finance 311 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee  recommends  non-approval  of  Council's  favorable  report. 
[Concurred  in.] 425 

Common  Council,  on  receipt  of  message  showing  above  unfavorable  Aldermanic  action, 
determines  to  adhere  to  its  favorable  action ., 440 

Board  of  Aldermen,  on  receipt  of  Council  message,  as  above,  lays  the  whole  matter  on 
the  table , 467 

Hilgenberg  renews  foregoing  petition  on  February  5th,  1883.  [Referred  to  Judiciary 
Committee.] ........868 


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TAX   AND    STREET-IMPROVEMENT    SALES. 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  "City  Treasurer  informs  your  committee  that 
facts  stated  in  petition  are  true.  We,  therefore,  recommend  that  the  above  sums  be 
refunded,  with  interest  from  dates  of  payment."  [Council  concurs,  except  as  to  pay- 
ing any  interest.] 894 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Finance 907,  908 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council's  favorable  action  is  approved,  and 
the  additional  recommendation  is  made  that  interest  claimed  be  paid.  [Concurred 
in.] 1289 

Frank  McWhinney  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $3.21,  with  interest  from  February  15th, 
1 88 1 ;  amount  by  him  paid  at  the  tax-sale  of  lot. 7,  Bartholomew's  Subdivision  of  I.  & 
C.  R.  R.  Co's  Addition,  on  account  of  improvements  alleged  to  exist  thereon,  while 
the  fact  was  that  no  improvements  were  on  said  lot,  either  before,  at  the  time  of,  or 
since  such  sale.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 297 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that,  "  in  point  of  fact,  there  never  were  any  improvements 
on  said  lot,"  and  recommends  that  amount  prayed-for  be  refunded.  [Council 
concurs.] 350 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  case  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attor- 
ney  366,  367 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee  "  concurs  in  above  report."    [Board  approves.^.484,  485 

Wm.  C.  Anderson  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $24.09,  amount  by  him  paid  at  an  alleged 
erroneous  tax-sales  of  part  of  lot  37,  square  10,  Southeast  Addition,  and  lot  34, 
Woodruff's  Subdivision  of  Morris's  Addition,  with  interest  on  $17.44  from  February 
J3th,  1880,  and  on  $6.65  from  April  2d,  1880;  said  lots,  respectively,  having  been 
mortgaged  to  the  Common  School  Fund  on  December  19th,  1877,  and  November 
5th,  1875,  and  having  been  bid  in  by  the  State,  on  July  8th,  1880,  and  December  19th, 

1877.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.  1 298 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  foregoing  statements  have  been  found  to  be 
correct,,  and  recommends  that  the  several  sums,  so -erroneously  paid,  be  refunded  to 

petitioner.     [Council  concurs.] 711,  712 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  case  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 737 

Aforesaid   Aldermanic    committee   report   against  concurrence  in   Council's   favorable 

action.      [Board  approves.] 808 

Common  Council  adheres  t©  its  favorable  action 822 

Board  of  Aldermen  adheres  to  its  adverse  action ..827 

Common  Council  insists  upon  its  favorable  action 857 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attor- 
ney  < 874 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  concurred  in.,.1129,  1130 

Frank  McWhinney  asks  for  the  refunding  of  certain  moneys  by  him  paid,  as  follows: 
$55-45  tax-sale  purchase  money  paid  for  lot  2,  square  3,  Myer's  Subdivision,  and  $2.68 
paid  as  taxes  thereon;  $55.45  tax-sale  purchase  money  paid  for  lot  I,  same  Sub- 
division, and  $2.68  paid  as  taxes  thereon;  $19. 75  tax-sale  purchase  money  paid  for 
lot  3,  Myer's  Re-Subdivision  of  D.  &  M.'s  Second  Addition,  and  $1.60  paid  as  taxes 
thereon;  with  interest  on  the  several  purchase  moneys  from  dates  of  sale  and  on  the 
taxes  paid  from  dates  of  such  payments ;  stating  that  each  and  all  of  said  lots  had  been 
forfeited  to  the  Common  School  Fund  and  that  the  State  held  an  absolute  title  to  the 
same  prior  to  the  sales  to  him.      [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 448 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  as  follows:  "The  City  Treasurer  informs 'your 
committee  that  the  facts  stated  in  petition  are  true.  Our  Supreme  Court,  in  case,  of 
Grovrn,  Auditor  of  Tipton  County  vs.  The  State,  on  relation  of  Bowlin,  24  Ind.,  255, 
decide  that  where  lands  are  taken  by  the  State  for  non-payment  of  mortgage  debt,  the 
State  takes  the  land  free  from  all  assessments  and  taxes  made  and  levied  between  the 


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TAX    AND    STREET-IMPROVEMENT    SALES. 

date  of  the  mortgage  and  date  of  the  deed.     The  above  sales  were  therefore  void,  and 
we  recommend  that  above  sums,  with  interest,  be  refunded  to  petitioner,"     [Council 

concurs.] 499,  500 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  case  to  its  Committee  on  Finance , 520,  521 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee,  Board  concurs  in  Council 
action 561,  562 

Frank  McWhinney  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $50.29  (amount  by  him  paid  at  an  erroneous 
tax-sale  of  lots  21,  22,  26,  and  28,  Bell's  Subdivision  of  Square  26,  Johnson  Heirs' 
Addition),  with  interest  from  February  9th,  1880;  said  property  having  been  doubly 
taxed  in  the  names  of  Morrell  A.  Brown  and  Edwin  A.  Benedict,  and  Brown  having 
paid  the  proper  taxes  prior  to  his  purchase,  on  account  of  the  alleged  non-payment  by 
Benedict.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] ....;... 448 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  the  "City  Treasurer  informs  your  committee 
that  the  facts  stated  in  petition  are  true.  We,  therefore,  recommend  that  $50.29  be 
refunded,  witlt interest."     [Council  concurs.] 499,  500 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  case  to  its  Committee  on  Finance...... 520^  521 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee,  Board  refuses  to  concur  in 
Council  action ....,...> 561,  562 

Common  Council  adheres  to  its  favorable  action .  ......... »,,... 655,  656 

Petition  in  foregoing  case,  is  renewed  on  December  i8tb,  1882;  and  it  is  referred  to 
Judiciary  Committee 760 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  recommends  that  prayer  of  petitioner  be  granted.  .  [Coun- 
cil concurs.] . .........817 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee  on 
Finance .....; ...... ......829 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committees,  Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Council's 
favorable  action ;......  .*.... -..882 

S.  A.  Fletcher  &  Co.  ask  for  the  refunding  of  $43.15,  amount  by  them  paid  at  the  tax- 
sale  of  lots  38  and  39,  in  McGill's  Subdivision  of  Square  93,  with  interest  from  Feb- 
ruary 12th,  1879;  also,  58.84  paid  as  taxes  on  said  lots;  stating  that  both  of  said  lots 
had  been  mortgaged  to  the  Common  School  Fund  prior  to  above  mentioned  sale,  and 
were  forfeited  to  the  State  on  March  22d,  1880.  [Referred  to  Judiciary  Com- 
mittee.]  ......610 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  foregoing  statements  have  been  found  to  be 
correct,  and  recommends  that  the  sums,  so  erroneously  paid,  be  refunded  to  petitioners 

with  proper  interest  thereon.     [Cocncil  concurs.] 711,712 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  case  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 737 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee  report  against  concurrence  in  Council's  favorable  action. 

[Board  approves.] 808 

Common  Council  adheres  to  its  favorable  action .....822 

Board  of  Aldermen  adheres  to  it  adverse  action ^..827 

Common  Council  insists  on  its  favorable  action 857 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attor- 
ney  . 874 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committees,  Council  action  is  approved 1 129,  1 130 

S.  A.  Fletcher  &  Co.  ask  for  the  refunding  of  $28.02  (being  amount  by  them  paid  at 
tax-sale  of  lot  7,  Wooton's  Subdivision  of  A.  E.  Fletcher's  Second  Addition,  and 
including  interest  and  other  expenses  since  date  of  sale,  February  9th,  1 880) ;  gating  that 
said  lot  was  condemned  and  appropriated  as  part  of  "Newman  street"  on  February 
21st,  1881,  while  the  tax-deed  given  petitioners  by  the  city  bears  date  May  9th,  1882. 
[Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] , t 760  761 


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TAX    AND    STREET-IMPROVEMENT   SALES. 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  recommends  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted.  [Coun- 
cil concurs.] 817 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee  on 
Finance 829,  830 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committees,  Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Council's 
favorable  action .' 882 

S.  A.  Fletcher  &  Co.  ask  for  the  refunding  of  S60.49  (amount  by  them  paid  at  tax-sale 
of  lots  19  and  21,  Kappes's  Subdivision  of  Morris's  Addition,  including  taxes  paid  on 
said  lots  since  said  sale,  February  12th,  187S,  and  interest  on  purchase-price  and  taxes 
paid  from  dates  of  the  several  payments) ;  stating  that  above  described  property  was 
forfeited  to  the  Common  School  Fend,  on  March  24th,  1879,  and,  on  that  account,  was 
not  taxable  or  liable  to  sale  since  last  mentioned  date.  [Referred  to  Judiciary  Com- 
mittee.]  760,  761 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  recommends  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted.  [Coun- 
cil concurs.] .* 817 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee  on 
Finance  829,  830 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committees,  Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in' Council's 
favorable  action 882 

S.  A.  Fletcher  &  Co.  ask  for  the  refunding  of  $36.22,  amount  by  them  paid  at  the  tax- 
sale  of  lot  19,  block  8,  Southeast  Addition,  including  taxes  paid  on  said  lot  since 
November  7th,  1879,  an^  other  expenses  connected  therewith;  stating  that  same  pro- 
perty was  mortgaged  to  the  Common  School  Fund  on  July  28th,  1877,  and  was  bid  in 
by  the  State  on  March  22d,  1880.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 797 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  recommends  that  prayer  of  petitioners  be  granted.  [Coun- 
cil concurs.] 817,  818 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee  on 
Finance 829,  830 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committees,  Board  of  Aldermen  concurs  in  Council's 
favorable  action 882 

N.  S.  Byram  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $55.57,  amount  paid  by  S.  A.  Fletcher  &  Co., 
at  the  tax-sale,  on  February  nth,  1880,  of  30  by  90  feet  of  the  southeast  corner  of 
lot  31,  Greer  &  Waters's  Subdivision  of  out-lot  101  ;  that  said  Fletcher  &  Co.  had 
assigned  their  tax  certificate  to  petitioner  on  February  1st,  1882;  that  the  sale  was 
made  for  alleged  delinquent  taxes  for  years  1876,  1877,  1878,  and  1879;  that  the 
taxes  on  said  property  for  years  1877,  1878,  and  1879  were  doubly  assessed  in  the 
names  of  Nancy  Nichols  and  Angelina  C.  Rogers ;  that  Angelina  C.  Rogers  paid 
said  taxes  for  the  three  years  last  named,  and  that  sale  was  made  for  the  alleged 
delinquency  of  Nancy  Nichols;    therefore,  sale   was  erroneous,  null,  and   void. 

[Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 867 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  "  City  Treasurer  informs  your  committee 
that  the  facts  stated  are  true.     We  recommend  that  the  prayer  of  petitioner  be 

granted."     [Council  concurs,  except  as  to  paying  interest.] 894 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Finance 907 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved 1021 

Foregoing  petition  is  renewed  in  Common  Council  on  April  23d,  1883,  accompanied 
by  a  motion,  directing  the  City  Treasurer  to  pay  Byram  $10.33  on  account  of  inter- 
est.    [Motion  is  concurrently  adopted.] 1105,  1173 

S.  A.  Fletcher  &  Co.  ask  for  the  refunding  of  $31.81,  amount  by  them  paid  at  the 
tax-sale,  on  February  9th,  18S0,  of  "lot  10,  Spann,  Smith  &  Hammond's  Subdivi- 
sion of  West  Heirs'  Addition,"  including  interest  on  purchase-price,  interest-  on 
tax  paid,  and  expense  connected  with  tax-sale  deed  ;  stating  that  there  is  no  such 
described  property,  and  that,  therefore,  the  sale  is  void.  [Referred  to  Judiciary 
Committee.] , 867,  868 


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TAX    AND   STREET-IMPROVEMENT    SALES. 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  ''The  City  Treasurer  informs  your  com- 
mittee that  the  facts  stated  in  petition  are  true.     We,  therefore,  recommend  that 

#31.81  be  paid  the  petitioners."     [Council  concurs,  except  as  to  interest.] 894 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Finance 907,  908 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council's  favorable  action  is  approved, 
and  the  additional  recommendation  is  made  that  the  interest  claimed  be  paid. 
[Concurred  in.] 1289 

Christian  Hilgenberg  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $31.74,  amount  by  him  paid  at  the 
private  tax-sale,  on  April  6th,  1880,  of  lot  8,  French's  Subdivision  of  out-lot  4,  west 
of  White  River,  with  interest  on  purchase-price  from  date  of  such  sale;  stating 
that  "The  sale  was  erroneous,  because  there  has  not  been  since,  nor  was  there  at 
the  time  of  said  sale,  any  real  estate  of  the  above  description  in  said  city.  Said 
Subdivision  was  made  on  the  28th  day  of  October,  1836,  and  never  contained 
more  than  seven  lots,  as  is  shown  by  the  plat  thereof,  recorded  in  Plat-Book  G., 
page  550,  of  the  Records  of  county."    [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.]. ..867,  868 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  "  City  Treasurer  informs  your  committee 
that  the  facts  stated  in  petition  are  true.  We,  therefore,  recommend  that  the  sum 
of  #31  74,  with  interest  from  April  6th,  1880,  be  refunded."  [Council  concurs,  ex- 
cept as  to  paying  any  interest.] . 894 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Finance 907,  908 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved,  and  the  ad- 
ditional recommendation  is  made  that  interest  claimed  be  paid.  [Concurred 
in.] 1289 

S.  A.  Fletcher  &  Co.  ask  for  the  refunding  of  #13.03,  with  interest  from  February 
14th,  1881;  said  #13.03  being  the  amount  by  them  paid  for  a  lot  in  S.,  S.  &  H.'s 
Subdivision  of  West  Heirs'  Addition,  sold  in  the  name  of  Thomas  Brooker  ;  stating 
that  there  is  no  such  Subdivision  in  said  Addition.  [Referred  to  Judiciary  Com- 
mittee.]  901 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  the  "  City  Treasurer  informs  your  committee  the 
facts  are  true.  We,  therefore,  recommend  that  the  sum  of  #13.03,  with  interest, 
be  refunded."     [Council  concurs.] 979 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee ion 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved;  also,  the 
city  officers  are  ordered  to  leave  said  lot  off  the  tax-duplicate  hereafter, 1130 

Mary  A.  Huddart  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $23.37,  with  interest  from  June  23d,  1879; 
said  $23.37  being  the  amount  by  her  paid  on  account  of  delinquent  taxes  on  improve- 
ments alleged  to  exist  on  lot  22,  Davidson's  Second  Addition,  while  the  facts  are  that 
there  are  not,  and  never  have  been,  any  improvements  on  said  lot.  [Referred  to 
Judiciary  Committee.] 983 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  recommends  that  $23.37,  with  interest,  be  refunded.  [Coun- 
cil concurs.] H50,  1 151 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1181,  1182 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved 1215 

S.  A.  Fletcher  &  Co.  ask  for  the  refunding  of  the  amount  by  them  paid  at  the  tax-sale 
of  lot  5,  H.  &  D.'s  Subdivision  of  Yeiser's  Addition,  on  February  12th,  1878,  with 
interest  from  such  sale-date;  alleging  that  it  was  represented  that  they  purchased  im- 
provements listed  at  $300,  while,  in  fact,  such  improvements  never  existed.  [Referred 
to  Judiciary  Committee.] 993^  994 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  recommends  that  the  sum  paid  by  petitioners  be  refunded. 
[Council  concurs.] 1150,  1151 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1181,  1182 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved 1215 

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TAX   AND    STREET-IMPROVEMENT   SALES. 

E.  B.  Hutchinson  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $99.33,  with  accrued  interest,  on  purchase- 
price  and  on  subsequent  taxes  paid,  on  2^  feet  off  west  end  of  lot  7,  square  7,  out- 
lot  157,  Hill's  Subdivision,  and  22^  feet  off  the  east  end  of  lot  8,  square  8,  out-lot 
157  (sale  was  made  on  February  nth,  1880,  and  price  paid  was  $80.53;  taxes  paid, 
$3.80,  on  January  20th,  1881;  interest  on  combined  sums,  $15.00;  total,  $99.33); 
alleging  that  there  is  no  such  property  as  "lot  8,  square  8,  Hill's  Subdivision,"  and 
that,  on  the  correctly  described  property  there  was  double  assessment  and  double  pay- 
ment— by  the  owner  and,  erroneously,  by  himself.  [Referred  to  Judiciary  Com- 
mittee.]  993,  994 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  on  above  case  as  follows:  "The  City  Treasurer 
informs  your  committee  the  facts  are  true.  We  recommend  that  the  sum  of  $79.67  be 
refunded  by  the  city,  and  balance  ($19.66)  be  obtained  by  petitioner  from  the  School 
Board."     [Council  concurs.] 1 150,  1151 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1181,  1182 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved 1215 

Alvin  D.  May  (who  represents  that  he  purchased  from  Frank  McWhinney,  tax-sale  cer- 
tificates for  lots  50  to  56,  64  to  70,  36  to  42,  and  15  and  16 — 23  lots  in  all — King's 
Subdivision  of  May,  Wasson  &  Co.'s  Highland  Park  Addition,  on  August  i9Jh,  1880) 
asks  for  the  refunding  of  $15.97  on  each  of  said  lots,  with  proper  interest  thereon; 
asserting  that  "all  the  taxes  so  assessed  against  said  property,  and  at  the  time  said 
land  was  listed,  were  illegally  assessed,  as  such  land  was  not  liable  to  taxation,  and  the 
sale  was  invalid  for  want  of  due  notice  of  same,  the  sale  being  a  'private'  one,  and 
not  a  'public' "     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney.]..  1053,  1054 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  and  city  officer  state  amount  due  May  at  $447.51,  including 
interest  to  May  7th,  1883,  and  recommend  that  the  sum  of  $372.13  be  refunded  by 
the  city,  and  that  balance  ($75.38)  be  obtained  by  petitioner  from  the  School  Board. 
[Council  concurs.] 1 151 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1181,  1182 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved ; 1215 

Refunding  moneys  paid  at  such  Sales  ;  Proceedings  adverse  to — 

Frank  McWhinney  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $492.40,  said  amount  (inclusive  of  taxes 
subsequently  paid  and  legal  interest  on  purchase-prices  and  paid  taxes)  arising  from 
the  tax-sales,  to  him  made,  of  sundry  lots  in  May  &  Wasson's  Highland  Park  Addi- 
tion, Myer  &  McClain's  Southeast  Addition,  Bryan's  Addition,  Stanton's  Addition, 
and  J.  B.  &  B.'s  Addition,  claiming  that  all  such  purchased  property  was  illegally 
annexed  to  the  city , 994 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  as  follows:  "It  is  believed  that  this  case  is  not 
covered  by  the  case  of  McAvoy  vs.  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  we,  therefore,  recommend 
the  prayer  of  petition  be  not  granted."      [Concurred  in.] ,  1080,  1081 

Cases  not  disposed  of  during  year — 

Christopher  Hilgenberg  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $10.48  (amount  by  him  paid  at  an 
alleged  erroneous  tax-sale  of  lot  26,  McCormack  Heirs'  Subdivision  of  out  lot  17, 
west  of  White  River),  with  interest  thereon,  from  February  nth,  1880;  also,  $2.14, 
paid  as  taxes,  and  interest  from  dates  of  payment;  said  lot  having  been  taken  by  the 
Belt  Railway  as  a  portion  of  its  right-of-way,  some  time  prior  to  his  said  purchase. 

[Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 22 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

William  H.  Martz  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $4.70  (amount  by  him  paid  at  the  tax-sale 
of  lot  61,  Downey's  Subdivision  of  Bryan's  Addition),  with  interest  thereon,  from 
February  15th,  1881 ;  said  Subdivision  having  never  been  legally  annexed  to  the  City 

of  Indianapolis.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 722 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


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TAX    AND    STREET-IMPROVEMENT    SALES — TAXES. 

S.  A.  Fletcher  &  Co.  ask  for  the  refunding  of  $71.57  (amount  by  them  paid  at  the  tax- 
sale  of  "west  half  Gf  100  feet  on  Wisconsin  street,  west  of  lot  32,  C.  &  C.  R.  R, 
Co.'s  Addition,"  including  taxes  paid  since  February  nth,  1880  (year  1881),  and 
interest  on  purchase-price,  tax  paid,  and  other  expenses;  stating  that  Elliott  &  Butler, 
whom  they  had  employed  to  make  an  abstract  of  title  to  this  property,  "after  a  labori- 
ous search,"  reported  ''this  property  was  a  myth."  [Referred  to  Judiciary  Commit- 
tee.]  797 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  "The  City  Assessor  informs  your  committee 
that  the  same  described  property  has  been  on  the  city  tax-duplicate  since  1865,  in  name 
of  M.  Mayer,  and  that  he  has  paid  taxes  on  same  up  to  1879,  when  he  allowed  it  to  go 
delinquent,  and,  in  February,  1880,  the  same  was  sold  for  taxes,  as  his  property,  to 
these  petitioners.  Your  committee  recommends  that  this  matter  be  referred  to  the 
City  Civil  Engineer  and  City  Assessor,  with  instructions  to  locate  and  fix  boundaries 
of  same  if  possible  "     [Concurred  in.] 817,  818 

S.  A.  Fletcher  &  Co.  ask  for  the  refunding  of  $6.05,  with  interest  from  February  14th, 
1881,  said  $6.05  being  the  amount  by  them  paid,  on  foregoing  date,  at  the  tax-sale  of 
lot  13  and  the  west  half  of  lot  12,  of  lots  5  and  6,  square  12,  H.,  McC.  &  M.'s  Sub- 
division of  Southeast  Addition;  stating  that  the  above  was  a  mixture  of  two  several 
descriptions  of  property  in  said  Southeast  Addition,  and  that  the  taxes  had  been  paid 
on  the  proper,  unmixed  descriptions,  in  other  names  than  that  in  which  the  property 

was  sold.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 900 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

TAXES. 

Vide  Board  of  Equalization;   City  Assessor;   Public   Schools;   Tax  and  Street-Improve- 
ment Sales.  . 

Received  for  Current  Taxes,  during  fiscal  year  ending  May  31st,  l882..$503,453.78         96 
Received  for  Delinquent  Taxes  during  same  period 43,716.38         96 

G.  O.  68,  1882 — An  Ordinance  making  a  General  Tax  Levy,  and  a  Special  Levy  for 
Sinking  Fund  purposes,  for  the  year  1882,  upon  the  Taxable  Property  within  the  limits 
of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  in  the  Common  Council ;  is  read  for  the  first 
time;  rules  are  suspended;  ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and 
is  passed,  on  August  1 6th,  188? 331 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  August  16th,  1882 333 

G.  O.  13,  1883 — An  Ordinance  providing  for  the  Assessment  of  Real  and  Personal 
Property  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  the  purpose  of  Taxation,  for  the  year  1 883 — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  rules  are  suspended; 
ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  is  passed,  on  March  19th, 
1883  v 975,  976 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it  on  March  26th,  1883 
„ 1014,  1015 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that  A.  &  J.  C.  S.  Harrison  had  dismissed  their  case 
brought  against  the  city,  to  injoin  the  collection  of  $446.15,  taxes  assessed  against 
the  Parker  Block  at  the  time  its  then  owner,  George  W.  Parker,  was  a  resident  of 
this  county,  and  had  paid  said  taxes  in  full.     [Approved.] 31 

Same  officer  reports  that  the  Supreme  Court  had  overruled  the  appeal  in  the  case  of 
Anna  M.  Stilz  vs.  The  City  (to  injoin  the  collection  of  taxes  on  certain  real  estate 
in  the  southern  portion  of  the  city),  thus  confirming  the  judgment  of  the  Court 
below  in  favor  of  the  city 72 


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TAXES. 

Same  officer  submits  the  following  report  as  to  the  case  of  Mary  J.  McAvoy  vs.  The 
City :  "  Some  time  before  my  election  as  City  Attorney,  your  honorable  bodies 
discovered  that  a  small  Addition  southeast  of  the  city,  known  as  the  Stanton  & 
Francis  Addition  to  Indianapolis,  had  never  been  legally  annexed  to  the  city,  the 
same  being  some  distance  from  the  boundaries  at  the  time  of  the  attempted  annex- 
ation, which  was  by  the  Batty  resolution  of  1874.  You.  thereupon,  passed  a  motion, 
ordering  the  lots  in  said  Addition  stricken  from  the  tax-duplicates  ;  and  said  lots 
were,  thereupon,  disannexed.  The  owners  of  the  said  lots  then  petitioned  your 
honorable  bodies  to  refund  them  the  money  they  had  paid  to  the  city  as  taxes 
thereon  during  the  years  the  same  had  been  assessed  as  city  property.  Desiring  to 
make  a  test  case  as  to  the  liability  of  the  city,  said  petitions  were  refused.  Mrs. 
Mary  J.  McAvoy,  thereupon,  brought  suit  for  the  sum  of  $67  and  interest,  being 
the  amount  paid  by  her  on  certain  lots  owned  by  her  in  said  Addition.  The  facts 
were  all  fully,  and,  as  I  believe,  truthfully  pleaded  by  her  in  her  complaint,  so  that 
a  demurrer,  which  I  interposed  thereto,  properly  raised  all  the  legal  questions  in- 
volved. After  oral  and  written  arguments,  and  a  long  consideration  of  the  questions 
involved,  Judge  Howe  has  overruled  the  city's  demurrer,  thus  holding  her  liable 
to  the  parties  who  have  paid  such  taxes.  This  ruling,  only  applies  to  the  owners  of 
such  lots,  however;  and  I  do  not  believe  parties  (and  there  are  some)  who  bought 
lots  at  tax  sales,  can  recover  back,  even  though  this  ruling  of  Judge  Howe  may 
be  sustained.  I  ask  instructions  in  this  matter :  As  to  whether  I  shall  appeal  said 
cause  or  not ;  and,  if  so,  whether  to  the  Supreme  Court,  or  only  to  the  General 
Term  of  the  Superior  Court."  [Ordered  to  carry  the  case  to  the  Supreme  Court.] 
640,679 

Same  officer  reports  that  the  Superior  Court,  in  General  Term,  had  affirmed  the  judg- 
ment against  the  city,  rendered  by  said  Court  in  Special  Term,  and  that  he  would 
take  an  appeal  to  the  Supreme  Court.     [Approved.] 847,  877 

Same  officer  reports  "  the  judgment  of  the  Superior  Court,  in  the  McAvoy  case,  has 
been  affirmed  by  the  Supreme  Court.  *  *  *  The  Court  holds  that  the  attempted 
annexation  was  a  nullity,  and  that  the  taxes  must  be  refunded — the  mistake  in 
payment  being  one  of  fact  and  not  of  lawT     [Received.]  966,  1007 

Same  officer  submits  the  following  report  as  to  the  cases  of  Citizens'  National  Bank 
vs.  the  City  and  of  Indiana  National  Bank  vs.  The  City  :  "  In  the  case  of  the 
Citizens'  National  Bank,  to  injoin  the  city  from  selling  its  real  estate  for  delinquent 
taxes  (the  Bank  having,  for  years,  declined  to  pay  any  taxes  on  its  real  estate, 
claiming  exemption  as  to  it)  the  Court,  after  more  than  a  year's  consideration,  has 
decided  the  case  in  favor  of  the  city,  and  has  dissolved  the  injunction  originally 
issued.  The  same  result  was  reached  in  the  case  of  the  Indiana  National  Bank 
vs.  The  City,  the  questions  involved  being  the  same.  The  amount  of  taxes  which 
will  now  be  paid  by  these  particular  banks,  as  the  result  of  these  decisions,  is  more 
than  $2,000."     [Received.] 966,  1007 

Rockwood  et  al.  vs.  The  City. — City  Attorney  Denny,  on  May  29th,  1882  [see  Journals 
1881-1882,  page  1559,  fourth  item]  makes  a  first  report  on  this  case,  in  the  language 
following :  "The  claim  is,  that  the  ground  was  never  legally  annexed  to  the  city, 
because  the  I.  &  C.  R.  R.  Co.'s  Subdivision  was  not  such  a  platted  Additon  as  [is] 
contemplated  by  the  statute  giving  the  Council  power  to  annex  the  same  by  reso- 
lution without  the  consent  of  the  owners,  the  same  being  rural  property,  no  lot 
therein  consisting  of  less  than  ten  acres,  and  subdivided,  as  claimed,  for  mere  con- 
venience, in  selling  and  describing.  Other  claims  are,  also,  made  by  plaintiffs  in 
their  complaint,  seeking  to  avoid  the  payment  of  these  taxes,  and  to  have  this 
property  declared  outside  of  the  city.  *  *  *  The  proceedings  of  the  Council 
in  reference  to  this  annexation  (as,  also,  several  others  about  which  litigation  has 
been  had,  and  more  is  threatened)  may  be  found  in  the  proceedings  of  the  Council 
of  1874,  pp.  1687  to  1700,  and  1833  and  1834." 

Common  Council  appoints  Councilmen  Pritchard,  Morrison,  and  Hartmann  to  examine  into  and  report 
on  this  and  other  cases  mentioned  by  the  City  Attorney  in  same  report. — see  Journals  for  1881-1882. 
page  1558. 


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TAXES. 

City  Attorney  Denny,  on  October  2d,  1882,  submits  the  following  :  "As  to  this  case, 
the  committee  gave  me  no  definite  instructions;  but  the  feeling  seemed  to  be,  that 
the  decision  of  the  Court  be  taken  on  all  the  legal  questions  involved,  at  least  be- 
fore the  city  should  abandon  the  defense.  I  have  consequently  proceeded  with  the 
case  to  a  final  determination,  the  Court  holding  against  the  city  on  every  question 
in  the  case,  and  a  perpetual  injunction  has  now  been  entered  against  the  city  col- 
lecting any  more  taxes  on  land  in  this  Subdivision.  The  record  was  put  in  proper 
shape  for  an  appeal,  if  your  Honorable  Bodies  desire  one  taken.  I  state  it,  as  my 
opinion,  however  (as  I  have  done  before),  that  the  action  of  the  Council  in  1874, 
in  attempting  to  annex  this  territory  by  resolution,  was  a  nullity.  Unless  I  am 
ordered  to  appeal  said  cause,  I  suggest  that  the  Assessor  and  Clerk  be  directed  to 
hereafter  leave  all  the  lots  in  said  Addition,  and  the  Subdivisions  thereof,  off  of 
the  tax-duplicates;  and  that  the  Treasurer  be  directed  to  cancel  all  taxes  now  on 
the  duplicates  in  his  hands,  in  accordance  with  the  decree  of  the  Court."  [Con- 
curred in. J  , 490,  516 

Joint  select  committee  (to  whom  had  been  referred  the  fourth  item  in  a  certain  re- 
port made  by  City  Attorney  Denny  on  Mav  29th,  1882  — see  Journals  for  1881-1882, 
page  1559 — in  which  that  officer  calls  attention  to  the  fact  that  William  H.  English, 
A.  D.  Streight,  and  John  J.  Cooper  had  brought  suit  against  the  city,  to  injoin  the 
further  collection  of  taxes  assessed  against  plaintiffs'  lots  in  the  King,  Downey, 
and  Lewis  &  Co.  Subdivisions  of  Bryan's  Arsenal  Heights  Addition,  east  of  Wood- 
ruff Place),  reports  as  follows:  That  we  "find  that  there  is  no  reasonable  chance 
for  the  city  to  defeat  the  suit  pending,  or  any  of  those  which  might  hereafter  be 
brought  by  "parties  owning  property  in  said  Addition — said  Addition  not  being 
contiguous  property  at  the  time  of  the  attempted  annexation.  We,  therefore,  deem 
it  useless,  as  well  as  unfair,  for  the  city  to  further  attempt  to  collect  taxes  on  lots 
in  said  Addition,  and  herewith  report  a  motion  directing  the  City  Assessor  and 
City  Clerk  to  hereafter  leave  the  lots  in  said  Addition  off  of  the  tax-duplicates,  in- 
cluding the  duplicates  of  this  present  year,  and  that  the  Treasurer  cancel  the 
assessments  standing  against  said  property  on  the  duplicates  now  in  his  hands. 
We  recommend  that  the  City  Attorney  be  instructed  to  make  no  further  costs  in 
opposing  the  suit  referred  to  above  " 80 

The  following  motion  (referred  to  above)  is  concurrently  adopted  on  June  19th  and 
June  26th,  1882  :  "  That  the  City  Assessor  and  City  Clerk  be,  and  they  are  hereby, 
instructed  to  leave  off  of  the  tax-duplicates  hereafter,  including  the  duplicates 
now  being  prepared,  all  the  lots  and  improvements  in  B.  &  I.  Bryan's  Subdivision 
of  the  east  half  of  the  northeast  quarter  of  section  6,  township  15  north,  range  4  east, 
and,  also,  ten  acres  of  the  northwest  corner  of  section  5,  township  15,  range  4,  in 
Marion  county,  Indiana,  together  with  all  of  the  lots  in  the  different  Subdivisions  of 
parts  of  said  original  Addition.  That  the  City  Treasurer  be,  and  he  is  hereby, 
directed  not  to  collect  any  taxes  assessed  against  any  of  the  aforesaid  property,  on 
any  duplicate  now  in  his  hands  " , 80.  124 

City  Attorney  reports  that  he  had  allowed  a  decree  to  be  entered  in  favor  of  above 
mentioned  plaintiffs,  without  contest,  in  accordance  with  foregoing  orders.  [Ap- 
proved.]  144 

Select  committee  (to  whom  had  been  referred  the  third  item  in  a  certain  report  made 
by  City  Attorney  Denny,  on  May  29th,  1882  [see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page 
1559],  in  regard  to  the  suit  of  A.  &  J.  C.  S.  Harrison  vs.  The  City,  to  restrain  the 
City  Treasurer  from  collecting  taxes  on  $200,000  money  placed  on  tax-duplicate 
for  1881  by  City  Board  of  Equalization,  reports  as  follows:  "It  was  supposed  by 
said  Board  that  the  money  was  in  the  vaults  of  the  [Harrisons']  Bank,  while,  in 
point  of  fact,  it  was,  on  April  1st,  1881,  in  United  States  bonds,  deposited  in  the 
Corn  Exchange  Bank  of  New  York  City.  All  the  testimony  taken  in  New  York 
goes  to  show  that  the  money  (supposed  by  the  Board  of  Equalization  to  be  in 
money)  was  in  United  States  bonds,  and,  therefore,  not  taxable.     But,  as  the  City 


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Attorney  has  collected  all  the  testimony  he  can  find,  and  is  ready  for  trial,  we 
recommend  that  the  case  be  submitted  to  the  Circuit  Court  for  trial,  and  that  the 

city  abide  by  the  decision  of  said  Court."     [Council  concurs.] 351 

Board  of  Aldermen  dissents  from  Council's  favorable  action 367 

Common  Council,  on  receipt  of  Aldermanic  message,  stating  that  the  Aldermanic 
objection  to  Council's  action  is  the  concurrence  by  latter  body  to  clause  binding 
the  city  to  abide  by  the  decision  of  the  Circuit  Court,  and  that  "  The  Board  of 
Aldermen  is  of  the  opinion  that  no  such  agreement  should  be  made,"  refers  this 

matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 397 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  as  follows  on  April  23d.  1883  :  "A.  &  J.  C.  S.  Harrison 
have  paid  me  the  sum  of  $1,070,  being  one-half  of  the  extra  tax  added  to  the  du- 
plicate against  them  by  action  of  the  Board  of  Equalization  in  1881,  This  was 
paid  under  an  arrangement,  the  particulars  of  which  I  have  explained  to  many  of 
the  members.  The  payment  of  the  other  half  will  depend  on  the  result  of  the 
trial  of  the  case  now  pending  by  the  Harrisons  to  injoin  the  city  from  collecting 
this  extra  tax.  I  have  paid  the  sum  above  named  ';o  the  City  Treasurer.  [Ap- 
proved.]...  io94 

Releasing,  Refunding,  or  Reducing   Taxes ;   Proceedings  in  favor  of- — 

Indianapolis  Rolling  Mill  Company  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $13.37  (amount  by  it 
paid  on  $1,250),  stating  that  said  tax  had  been  previously  paid,  but  that  due  credit 
for  such  payment  had  not  been  made  plain  on  City  Treasurer's  books.  [Referred 
to  Judiciary  Committee.] 101 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  a  The  City  Treasurer  informs  your  committee,  that 
the  facts  stated  in  petition  are  true.  Your  committee,  therefore,  recommend  that 
the  sum  of  $13. 37,  with  interest  since  April  14th,  1882,  be  refunded."  [Council 
concurs-] 203 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  case  to  its  Committee  on  Finance .311 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee- recommends  approval  of  Council  action.  [Con- 
curred in.] ] 425 

Maria  C.  Enners,  widow,  makes  affidavit,  that  she  made  a  double  return  of  the  estate 
of  William  Enners,  deceased,  as  follows:  As  the  value  of  her  own  personal 
property,  $1,785  ;  and,  again,  as  administratrix  of  said  estate,  in  the  sum  of 
$1,800;  that  she  is  German,  and  can  neither  read  nor  write  the  English  language, 
and  that  she  understands  it  imperfectly;  that  she  paid  the  tax  on  $1,785;  and 
asks  that  the  double  assessment  on  $1,800,  returned  as  administratrix,  be  ordered 
certified  off  the  tax-duplicate,  as  a  double  assessment.  [Referred  to  Judiciary 
Committee.]. 216 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  prayer  of  petitioner  be  granted.  [Concurred 
in-] - • ...286,287;  315 

Indiana  National  Bank  of  Indianapolis  states  that  lots  4  to  7,  Indianapolis  Insurance 
Company's  Subdivision  of  lots  I  and  2,  square  64,  were  the  property  of  Tousey  & 
Wiggins  until  October  26th,  1878;  that,  on  said  date,  the  Bank  of  Commerce 
bought  in  said  property  at  an  execution  sale;  that  said  Indianapolis  National 
Bank  purchased  the  execution-sale  certificate  from  Bank  of  Commerce  on  said 
October  26th,  1878;  that,  on  November  12th,  1878,  the  petitioner  took  full  posses- 
sion of  the  described  property,  under  a  ruling  of  the  District  Court  of  the  United 
States  for  the  District  of  Indiana;  that  said  property  was,  thereafter,  considered 
a  portion  of  the  capital-stock  of  petitioner,  and  that  taxes  were  paid  thereon,  as  a 
portion  of  its  capital  stock  valuation,  for  the  year  1879;  that  the  petitioner  paid 
the  city  taxes  thereon  for  the  year  1880;  that  the  City  Treasurer  refused  to 
receive  the  taxes  assessed  on  said  property  for  the  year  1881,  stating  the  taxes  for 
1879  were  delinquent ;  that  the  tax-sale  books  of  said  Treasurer,  by  memorandum, 
indicate  that  said  property  was  sold  for  delinquent  taxes  of  1879  and  188 1,  but 


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TAXES. 

that  no  payment  has  been  made  under  such  sale  or  tax-sale  certificate  issued  : 
therefore,  asks  that  such  supposed  sale  be  canceled,  and  that  petitioner  be  allowed 
to  pay  the  only  delinquent  taxes  thereon  (those  of  188 1 )  without  penalty  or  interest, 
[Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 300,  301 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  "The  City  Treasurer  informs  your  com- 
mittee that  the  above  facts  are  true.  We,  therefore,  recommend  that  the  memo- 
randum of  said  supposed  sale  be  canceled  ;  that  proper  entry  be  made  on  Treas- 
urer's books,  showing  taxes  of  1879  paid  ;  and  that  City  Treasurer  be  directed  to 
receive  taxes  of  1881,  without  penalty  and  interest."     [Council  concurs.] 350 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  case  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City 
Attorney 366,  367 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee  recommends  that  Council  action  be  approved. 
[Concurred  in.] 426 

City  Treasurer  Pattison  states  that  he  gave  two  receipts  for  the  1881  taxes  assessed 
on  parts  of  lots  79  and  80,  in  E.  T.  Fletcher's  Subdivision  of  E.  T.  and  S.  K. 
Fletcher's  Addition,  listed  in  the  name  of  Nathan  B.  Forbes ;  that  only  one  of 
said  receipts  was  delivered,  but  that  he  had  charged  himself,  and  had  reported, 
both  the  original  and  the  duplicate  receipt;  and  asks  that  he  be  refunded  the 
amount  of  erroneous  duplicate  receipt,  amounting  to  $8.03.  [Referred  to  Judi- 
ciary Committee.] 448 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  "'  we  are  satisfied  a  mistake  has  been 
made,  and,  therefore,  recommend  that  $8.03  be  refunded  to  the  City  Treasurer." 
[Council  concurs.] 499,  500 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  case  to  its  Committee  on  Finance 520,  521 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved 561,  562 

F.  P.  Rush  &  Co.  state  that  they  paid  on  a  tract  of  8.86  acres,  the  taxes  for  1881, 
amounting  to  $74.90  ;  that  they  only  were  liable  for,  and  intended  to  pay,  the 
taxes  on  5  acres  of  said  tract,  amounting  to  $42.80;  and,  therefore,  ask  for  the 
refunding  of  $32.10,.  by  them  erroneously  paid.  [Referred  to  Judiciary  Com- 
mittee.]  610 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  "The  City  Treasurer  informs  your  committee  that 
the  facts  stated  in  petition  are  true.  We,  therefore,  recommend  that  the  sum  of 
$32.10  be  refunded  F.  P.  Rush  &  Co.,  and  the  same  be  carried  on  the  duplicate, 
against  3.86  acres  of  ground,  in  the  name  of  Frances  G.  Roll."  [Council 
concurs  ] 711,  712 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  case  to  its  Judiciary  Committee -•••737 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council's  favorable  action  is  ap- 
proved  808 

The  amount  actually  refunded  by  the  city  was  $25.50.  Under  a  rule  which  obtained  at  time  of  city's 
payment,  the  probabilities  are  that  the  Board  of  School  Commissiondrs  were  called  on  to  pay 
balance  claimed. 

William  F.  Stilz  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $289.59,  which,  he  alleges,  was  an  excess 
of  the  proper  taxes  he  should  have  paid  on  "  forty  acres  lying  in  the  northwest 
part  of  the  northeast  quarter  of  section  13,  township  15,  range  3  east,"  claiming 
that  he  should  have  paid  only  33  cents  (the  township  tax  for  1881)  on  $36,000, 
with  its  proportionate  penalty,  interest,  and  costs,  amounting  to  $134,59,  instead 
of  $424.18,  the  sum  actually  paid  as  city  tax,  penalty,  interest,  and  costs,  assert- 
ing that  said  forty  acres  were  divided  into  five-acre  tracts,  and,  therefore,  only  sub- 
ject to  the  township  tax-rate.     [Referrd  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 898,  899 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  recommends  that  "  the  excess,  so  erroneously  paid,  be 
refunded — to-wit,  $289  59  "     [Council  concurs.] 978,  979 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee ion 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  Council  action  be  approved.  [Concurred 
in.}.... : 1 130 


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TAXES. 

John  H.  Vajen  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $62.16,  which,  he  alleges,  was  an  excess  of 
the  proper  taxes  he  should  have  paid  on  "6241  acres  in  section  34,  township  6, 
range  3,  being  farm  land  situate  within  the  city  limits."  [Referred  to  Judiciary 
Committee.] 900,  901 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  the  ''  City  Treasurer  informs  your  com- 
mittee the  facts  stated  are  true,  and  that  $62.16  should  be  refunded.  We  re- 
commend that  $62.16,  with  interest,  be  refunded."     [Council  concurs.].  ...978,  979 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee ion 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  Council  action  be  approved.  [Concurred 
in.] h  130 

John  J.  Cooper,  Simon  Yandes,  and  Geo.  C.  Duy  (attorney  for  heirs  of  Wm.  H.  Mor- 
rison) ask  that  lots  1  to  38,  inclusive,  of  Morrison  and  Talbott's  Subdivision  of 
a  certain  tract  of  land  adjoining  Blocks  C  and  D  of  the  Cincinnati  Railroad  Com- 
pany's Subdivision  of  a  part  of  the  southeast  quarter  of  section  7,  township  15, 
range  4  east,  be  not  taxed  for  city  purposes,  inasmuch  as  said  C,  R.  R.  Co.'s  Sub- 
division has  been  declared,  by  the  Supreme  Court,  as  not  subject  to  city  taxes. 
[Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.]  , 927 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  petitioners'  statement  is  true,  and  recom- 
mends  that  City  Treasurer  be  ordered  to  certify  the  described  property  off  the 

tax-duplicate.     [Council  concurs.] 97^,979 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee ion 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  Council  action  be  approved  ;  also,  "  that  the 
city  officers  be  directed  to  leave  them  [the  .  described  property]  off  the  duplicate 
hereafter."     [Concurred  in.].. 1130 

Motion  is  offered,  proposing  to  refund  to  Stephen  Gray  the  taxes  by  him  paid  on 
lots  37,  38,  39,  and  40,  Coburn's  Subdivision  of  I.,  C.  &  L.  R.  R.  Co.'s  Addition, 
alleging  that  said  lots  were  not  properly  annexed  to  the  city.  [Referred  to  Judi- 
ciary Committee  and  City  Attorney.] 1049 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  and  city  officer  make  a-report  on  above  case,  in  which 
they  refer  to  a  petition  from  Gray,  and  state  that  Gray  claims  to  have  paid  taxes 
on  the  four  mentioned  lots  for  years  1874  to  1881,  inclusive,  aggregating  $35.24  ;  by 
reference  to  item  1  of  their  report  under  consideration,  assert  that  "The  said 
Addition  was  never  properly  annexed  to  the  city,  and  has  been  withdrawn  from 
city  duplicate  as  unassessable";  and  recommend  that  "the  sum  of  $18.19,  Wltn 
interest,  be  refunded  by  the  city,  and  that  petitioner  obtain  balance  ($7.05,  with 
its  interest)  from  the  School  Board."     [Council  concurs.] I150,  1 151 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1181,  1182 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  to  be  approved  when 
this  clause  of  the  Council  committee  report  is  "  amended  so  as  to  give  the  cor- 
rected figures" — [$10  less  than  claim.] 1289 

John  E.  Roberts  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $19.93,  with  interest;  said  amount  hav- 
ing been  paid  by  him  prior  to  December,  1879,  as  trie  owner  of  lot  I,  Stanton's 
Addition.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney 105 1 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  and  city  officer  report  that  "The  city,  by  resolution, 
declared  the  annexation  of  this  Addition  illegal  and  void  (Proceedings  1880-1881, 
page  1096);  and  the  Supreme  Court,  in  the  case  of  McAvoy  vs.  City  of  Indiana- 
polis, decides  this  tax  must  be  refunded.  We,  therefore,  recommend  the  sum  of 
$19.93,  with  interest,  be  refunded  to  petitioner."     [Council  concurs.] 1080 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1124 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved IT79 

L.  C.  Glazier  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $8.75,  with  interest;  said  amount  having 
been  paid  by  her  as  the  owner  of  lot  it,  Francis's  Addition.  [Referred  to  Judi- 
ciary Committee  and  the  City  Attorney.] 1051,  1052 


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TAXES. 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  and  city  officer  report  that,  "For  same  reason  given  in 
item  first  of  this  report  [the  John  E.  Roberts  case],  we  recommend  refunding,  with 

interest "     [Council  concurs.] 1080,  1081 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1124 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved 1 179 

Harvey  Hollingsworth  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $25,  with  interest ;  said  amount 
having  been  paid  by  him  as  the  owner  of  lot  3,  Stanton's  Addition.  [Referred  to 
Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney.] loSli  I052 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  and  city  officer  report  that,  "  For  same  reason  above 
given  [the  John  E.  Roberts  case],  we  recommend  the  sum  of  $25,  with  interest, 
be  refunded."     [Council  concurs.] 1080,  1081 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1 124 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved 1179 

C.  G.  Mayhew  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $8.22,  with  interest;  said  amount  having 
been  paid  by  her  as  the  owner  of  lot  10,  Francis's  Addition.  [Referred  to  Judi- 
ciary Committee  and  the  City  Attorney  ] 1051,  1053 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  and  city  officer  report  that,  ♦'  For  reason  above  given 
[the  John  E  Roberts  case],  we  recommend  the  sum  of  #8.22,  with  interest,  be  re- 
funded."    [Council  concurs] 1080,  1081 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1 124 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved 1179 

Hannah  C.  Walcott  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $5.34,  as  a  rebate  of  taxes  paid  for 
1881  and  1882,  on  $250  of  improvements  alleged  to  exist  on  lots  4,  12,  and  14, 
Kappes  &  Frank's  N.  Addition;  alleging  erroneous  assessment,  the  improvement 
having  been  misplaced  by  the  City  Assessor.  [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee 
and  the  City  Attorney  ] 1051,  1053 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  and  city  officer  recommend  that  the  sum  of  $5.34  be 
refunded.     [Council  concurs.] 1080,  1081 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1124 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved. 1179 

James  C.  Ferguson  makes  affidavit  that  he,  erroneously,  returned  the  sum  of  $15,000 
on  his  personal  list  for  taxation  in  1882,  and  asks  that  said  amount  be  stricken 
from  the  tax-duplicate  for  said  year.  [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee  and  the 
City  Attorney.] 1054,  1055 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  and  city  officer  report  as  follows:  "In  the  opinion  of 
your  committee,  this  matter  should  have  been  submitted  to  the  Board  of  Equali- 
zation in  last  June.  It  would  be  a  bad  precedent  for  the  Council,  at  this  late  day, 
to  order  taxes  stricken  from  the  duplicate  upon  property  voluntarily  returned  for 
taxation  by  petitioner.  We,  therefore,  recommend  the  prayer  of  petitioner  be 
not  granted."     [Council  concurs.] 1080,  1081 

Board  of  Aldermen  refuses  to  concur  in  foregoing  action,  and  refers  report  to  its 
Judiciary  Committee,  with  instructions  to  consider  the  matter  in  connection  with 
Council  committee 1 124 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  as  follows  on  above  case  :  "An  effort  was  made 
to  copy  return  made,  in  1881,  by  Mr.  Ferguson,  and  make  the  same  return  for 
1882.  By  the  return  of  1881,  the  sum  of  $1,500  cash  was  returned,  and,  in  making 
copy,  an  additional  cipher  was  added,  making  it  read  $15,000.  We,  therefore, 
recommend  that  the  sum  of  $13,450  be  certified  off  the  duplicate."  [Council  con- 
curs]  1 151 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1 1S1,  1183 

On  recommendation  of  the  aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee,  Council  action  is  ap- 
proved  12 15 

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TAXES. 

Louis  Prinzler  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $241.02,  with  interest;  said  amount  being 
the  aggregate  of  taxes  by  him  paid  for  the  years  1875  to  1881,  inclusive,  on  lot 
*' D,"  Indianapolis  &  Cincinnati  Railroad  Co.'s  Addition,  claiming  that  the  Courts 
had  "decided  and  declared  that  said  ground  has  never  been  properly  annexed  to 
the  City  of  Indianapolis  and  is  therefore  not  subject  to  taxation  for  city  purposes." 
[Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 1 100 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  recommends  that  ''the  sum  of  $19282  be  refunded, 
with  interest  from  the  dares  of  the  several  payments,  by  the  city,  and  that  the 
balance—  to-wit,  $48  20,  with  its  interest — petitioner  obtain  from  the  School  Board  " 
[Council  concurs.] 1 150,  115 1 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee 1 181 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  approved 1289 

Joha  L  Avery  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $111.05,  vvitn  interest;  said  amount  having 
been  paid  by  him  as  taxes  for  years  1877  to  1881,  inclusive,  on  lots  9,  10,  and  11, 
Bartholomew's  Subdivision  of  Indianapolis  &  Cincinnati  Railroad  Co.'s  Addition  ; 
claiming  that  these  tax  assessments  were  illegal  and  void,  said  Subdivision  not 
being  within  the  city  limits,  and  that  said  property  had  been  withdrawn  from  the 
tax-duplicate  as  unassessable.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 119-1,  1102 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  recommends  that  "  the  sum  of  $88.80  be  refunded  by 
the  city,  and  that  the  balance,  $2280,  petitioner  obtain  from  the  School  Board." 
[Council  concurs.] 1 149,  1 15 1 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee.... 1 181 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  to  be  approved  when 
this  clause  of  the  Council  committee  report  is  "  amended  so  as  to  give  the  corrected 
figures."     [55c  more  than  clai  ..  ] 1289 

Charles  D.  Pearson  asks  to  have  certain  worthless  bonds  and  stocks,  owned  by  him, 
released  from  taxation 1104 

Council  Committee  on  Finance  recommends  that  the  prayer  of  petitioner  be  granted. 
[Council  concurs.] .~ 1 104 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Finance  1135 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Council  action  is  concurred  in 1251 

John  Stake  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $11.76,  by  him  paid  as  taxes  for  years  1880- 
1881  on  improvements  returned  as  existing  on  40  feet  south  side  of  lot  II,  Riden- 
our's  Revised  and  Extended  Addition ;  asserting  that  the  Deputy  Assessor's 
return  of  such  improvements  were  erroneous;  that  City  Assessor  Connett  had 
verified  the  fact  of  such  non-existence  ;  and  substantiates  his  claim  by  a  certificate 
of  City  Treasurer  Pattison.     [Prayer  of  petition  is  granted.]. Iic6,  1174 

Anna  E.  Stanton  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $176.47,  with  proper  interest  thereon — 
said  amount  being  taxes  paid  by  her,  for  years  1875  to  1879,  inclusive,  en  certain 
lots  she  then  owned  in  Stanton's  Subdivision  ;  asserting  that  said  taxes  were  un- 
lawfully levied  and  illegally  collected,  and  should  be  refunded.  [Referred  to 
Judiciary  Committee] '..  H63,  1164 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  recommends  that  the  claimed  amount  be  refunded,  with 
interest,  and  that  the  Clerk  make  proper  reduction  on  account  of  school  money. 
[Concurred  in.] 1232,  1258 

Refunding  Taxes  ;  Proceedings  adverse  to — 

John  H.  Vajen  and  James  H.  Baldwin  [see  page  1452,  Journals  for  1881-1882]  ask  that 
moneys  by  them  paid,  under  protest,  as  taxes  for  the  years  1880  and  1881,  on  their 
shares  of  the  capital  stock  of  the  Citizens'  National  Bank  of  Indianapolis,  be  refunded 
to  them,  stating  that  each  of  them  is,  and  was,  indebted  in  a  sum  in  excess  of  the 
amount  of  such  said  stock,  and  that  no  part  of  their  several  indebtedness  was,  or  could 


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TAXES. 

have  been  deducted  from  any  credits  due  and  owing  to  them  respectively,  for  the 
reason  that  neither  of  them  had  any  credits,  due  and  owing  to  them^  from  which  such 
indebtedness  could  have  been  deducted.  [Referred  to  Council  Judiciary  Committee 
and  the  City  Attorney.] 
Aforesaid  committee  and  officer  submit  a  lengthy  opinion  on  foregoing  case;  hold  the 
assessment  valid;  and  recommend  that  prayer  of  petition  be  not  granted.  [Concurred 
in.] 75*0  77 

Cases  not  disposed  of  during  year — 

R..L.  DePuy,  administrator  of  the  estate  of  Thomas  B.  McCarty,  petitions  for  the  re- 
duction of  the  appraised  value  of  the  "Sherman  Hou>e"  from  $12,000  to  $9,000, 
representing  that  since  the  city  condemned  and  tore  down  the  north  wing  of  said 
hotel,  the  propeity  had  brought  25  per  cent,  less  annual  rental  than  had  been  realized 
prior  thereto,  and,  ulso,  claiming  that  the  valuation  made  ($12,000)  is  excessive  in  a 
sum  of  not  less  than  $3,000.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] HOI 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  as  follows  on  above  petition:  "  T  his  is  a  matter 
not  fixed  by  the  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  and  we,  therefore,  recommend  the 
prayer  of  petitioner  be  not  granted."     [Council  concurs.] 1151 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Commii'ee 1181,  1  182 

Aforesaid  committee  asks  for  fui ther  time  on  this  and  other  cases.     [Granted. ]  1215,  1 2 1 6 

James  Clancy  asks  for  a  refunding  of  a  portion  of  the  taxes  assessed  for  the  year  1882, 
against  lots  27,  28,  and  29,  Hubbard,  Martindale  &  McCarty's  Subdivision  of  lots  I 
and  2,  Southeast  Addition,  and,  also,  a  reduced  valuation  for  futuie  years;  stating  that 
25  feet  of  said  lots  had  been  washed  away  by  the  recent  high  water  in  Pleasant  Run. 
[Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.].. 1 159 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  rec<  mmends  that  the  petitioned-for  future  reduction  be 
made.     [Council  concurs.] I  270 

Foregoing  matter  did  not  reach  Board  of  Aldermen  in  time  to  be  acted  on  during  ytar  1882-1883. 

Daniel  R.  Bnwn  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $221.51,  W1,n  P'°Per  interest  thereon — said 
amount  being  taxes  paid  by  him,  fur  years  J  875  to  1880,  inclusive,  on  certain  lots  he 
then  owned  in  Edith  Francis's  Subdivision  of  the  e.  ]/%  of  n.  e.  ^,  sec.  18,  tp.  15  n., 
r.  4  e.;  asserting  that  said  tax  assessment  were  wholly  without  authority  of  law  and 
void,  and  that  their  collection  was  wrongful  and  illegal  [Relerred  to  Judiciary 
Committee.].. 1 163,  1 164 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  the  return  of  $68  63  (taxes  paid  for  year  1875 
and  1876)  is  barred  by  Statute  of  Limitation,  but  recommends  refunding  $152.88, 
with  proper  interest  thereon.      [Council  concurs.] 1270 

Foregoing  matter  did  not  reach  Board  of  Aldermen  in  time  to  be  acted  on  during  year  1832-1883. 

Isaac  N.  Sims  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $22.88,  wiih  proper  interest  thereon — said 
amount  being  taxes  paid  by  him,  for  years  1876  to  1879,  inclusive,  on  lots  9  and  46, 
Stanton's  Subdivision.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] II03,  1164 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  the  return  of  $2.80  (taxes  paid  for  1 876)  is 
barred  by  Statute  of  Limitation,  but  recommends-  refunding  $20.08,  with  proper  inter- 
est thereon.     [Council  concurs.] 1270 

Foregoing  matter  did  not  reach  Board  of  Aldermen  in  time  to  be  acted  on  during  year  1882-1883. 

Eleazer  Bales  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $18.25,  wuri  proper  interest  thereon — said 
amount  being  taxes  paid  by  him,  for  years  1875  to  1880.  inclusive,  on  lots  27  and  30, 
Stanton's  Subdivision.     [Referrtd  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 1 163,  1 165 

Aforesaid  Council  Gommittee  report*,  that  the  return  of  $6.77  (taxes  for  1875  and  1876) 
is  barred  by  Statute  of  Limitation,  but  recommends  the  refunding  of  $11.48,  wiih 
proper  interest  thereon.      [Council  concurs] 1270 

Foregoing  matter  did  not  reach  Board  of  Aldermen  in  time  to  be  acted  on  during  year  1682-1883. 


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TAXES — TELEGRAPH   COMPANIES. 

Esther  C.  Bales  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $8  97,  with  proper  interest  thereon — said 
amount  being  taxes  paid  by  her,  for  years  1875  to  1880,  inclusive,  on  lot  29,  Stanton's 
Subdivision.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee.] 1 163,  1 165 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  the  return  of  $3  38  (taxes  for  1875  and  1876) 
is  barred  by  Statute  of  Limitation,  but  recommends  the  refunding  of  $5. 59,  with 
proper  interest  thereon.     [Council  concurs.].. 1270,  1271 

Foregoing  matter  did  not  reach  Board  of  Aldermen  in  time  to  be  acted  on  during  year  1882-1883. 

John  J.  Cooper  asks  for  the  refunding  of  $1,641.12,  being  amount  paid  by  him,  inclusive 
of  interest,  as  taxes  on  sundry  lots  he  owns  in  Morrison  &  Talbott's  Addition,  T.  A. 
Lewis's  Subdivision  of  Bryant's  Addition,  and  John  J.  Cooper's  S.  Meridian  street 
Addition;  claiming  that  neither  of  said  Additions  was  "contiguous  territory,"  and, 
therefore,  the  annexation  of  same  was  wrongfully  and  illegally  done.     [Referred  to 

Judiciary  Committee.]  1202 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Henry  Schnull  claims  that  the  increased  valuation,  in  the  sum  of  $4,400,  placed  by  City 

Board  of    Equalization  for  1882,  on  hotel  furniture  by  him  owned,  was  wrong  and 

unjust,  and  asks  that  the  City  Treasurer  be  ordered  to  refund  the  overpayment  thus 

required  and  made.     [Referred  to  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Assessor.]...  1243 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

J.  W.  Wharton  proposes  to  collect  city  taxes  due  from  "secreted  property"  for  a  20  per 
cent  commission,  payable  when  such  taxes  are  received  by  the  City  Treasurer.  [Re- 
ferred to  Judiciary  Committee.] 721,  722 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  recommends  that  contract  be  made  on  foregoing  terms. 
[Council  concurs.] 791,  792 

Later,  at  the  same  session,  above  action  was  reconsidered,  and  the  Judiciary  Committee 
was  ordered  to  ascertain  the  best  terms  for  which  the  proposed  "ferreting"  could  be 
done 788.  799 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  a  schedule  of  bids,  ranging  from  16J  per  cent,  down  to  14 
per  cent,  "on  amount  of  taxes  collected;  and  recommends  that  J.  W.  Wharton,  the 
lowest  and  best  bidder  (14  per  cent.)  be  awarded  the  contract."  [Council  con- 
curs.]  817,  818 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Judiciary  Committee  and  Committee  on 
Finance '. ....829,  831 

City  Treasurer  Pattison  proposes  "to  look  up  property  and  credits  omitted  and  not  re- 
turned for  taxation,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis  for  15  per  cent,  of  the  amount  of 
taxes  actually  realized  by  means  of  such  investigations — no  part  of  said  15  per  cent. 
to  be  paid  until  the  taxes  are  actually  paid  into  the  city  treasury."  [Proposition  is 
concurrently  accepted.] 937,  955 


TELEGRAPH  COMPANIES. 

G.  O.  23,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Western  Union  Telegraph  Company  to 
pay  an  Annnal  License-Fee  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  the  use  of  the  public 
Streets  and  Alleys  thereof  by  it — 

G.  O.  24,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Mutual  Union  Telegraph  Company  of 
New  York  to* pay  an  Annual  License-Fee  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  the  use 
of  the  public  Streets  and  Alleys  thereof  by  it —  / 

Above  ordinances  were  referred  to  Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  the  City  Attorney,  on  February 
27th,  1882.  "  with  instructions  to  fill  out  the  blanks."  [See  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1221.I  Up 
to  and  including  May  28tn,  1883,  these  ordinances  hid  not  been  reported  back.  On  May  15th, 
i8<2,  G.  O  41,  1882  ("An  Ordinance  to  increase  the  Publi-  Revenues  of. the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
by  licen>ing  Saloons,  Telegraph  Companies,  an  i  Wagons  or  other  Vehicles  used  by  Express  Com- 
panies d  )ing  business  in  said  city;  and  to  provide  for  the  Erection  of  a  City  Hall  and  Market 
House")  was  introduced  ;  which  became  a  law  on  Miy  23d,  1882.  By  the  passage  of  Q,  O.  4*» 
tf}82  (it  may  be  considered),  G.  Os.  23  and  24,  x8§<2,  were  stnckeq  from  the  fjjes, 


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TELEGRAPH   COMPANIES. 

G.  O.  32,  18S2 — An  Ordinance  requiring  all  Telegraph  and  Electric  Wires  (except 
Telephone)  to  be  placed  under  ground,  from  and  after  the  first  day  of  Jan- 
uary, 1884 — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  253. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  June  13th,  1882 57 

G.  O.  33,  1882 — An  Ordinance  forbidding  the  erection  of  any  Telegraph,  Telephone, 
or  Electric  Light  Pole,  on  any  of  the  public  Streets  or  Alleys  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  without  the  special  consent  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of 
Aldermen  first  had  — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  188 £-1882, 

page  253. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  June  13th,  1882 57 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
it  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  June  26th,  1882 126,  127 

Mutual  Union  Telegraph  Company  protests  against  the  "  poll  "-tax  of  $2,  fixed  and 
determined  by  G.  O.  41,  1882,  giving  its  reasons  for  repeal  or  modification  of  said 
ordinance  in  behalf  of  this  "young  company"  in  four  paragraphs,  stating  (para- 
graph 3)  that  "  the  tax  of  two  dollars  per  poll  *  *  *  amounts  to  some  40  per 
cent  of  the  value  of  the  property,"  etc.;  through  "E  A.  Leslie,  Supt.,"  denies, 
"z«  ioto,  the  proposition  that  we  are  about  to  consolidate,  or  that  we  are,  in  any 
manner  whatever,  a  part  of,  or  under  the  influence  of,  the  Western  Union  Tele- 
graph Company  "  ;  and  "submits  the  accompanying  ordinance,  and  respectfully 
requests  its  early  consideration  " 606 

G.  O.  78,  1882 — An  Ordinance  repealing  so  much  of  an  Ordinance  passed  May  23d, 
1882,  as  imposes  a  Tax  of  two  dollars  upon  each  Pole  erected  by  the  Mutual  Union 
Telegraph  Company  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  imposing  another  Rate  of 
Taxation — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  November 
13th,  1882:  and  is  then,  with  the  double  communication  from  the  ''Mutual 
Union,"  referred  to  City  Attorney  and  Council  Committee  on  Finance 606,  607 

G.  O  78,  1882,  is  stricken  from  the  files,  as  recommended  by  aforesaid  committee,  on 
December  4th,  1882 710,  711 

G.  O.  15,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  repeal  an  Ordinance  entitled  "  An  Ordinance  grant- 
ing the  Mutual  Union  Telegraph  Company  of  New  York  the  privilege  of  using 
certain  Streets  and  Alleys  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  in  constructing  lines  of 
Telegraph  in  said  City,"  ordained  February  27th,  1882;  and  declaring  all  Rights 
thereunder  forfeited — 

G.  O.  16,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  repeal  an  Ordinance  entitled  "An  Ordinance  grant- 
ing the  Mutual  Union  Telegraph  Company  of  New  York  the  privilege  of  using 
the  Streets  and  Alleys  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  in  constructing  Lines  of  Tele- 
graph in  said  city,"  ordained  January  16th,  1882;  and  declaring  all  Rights  there- 
under forfeited — 

Above  entitled  ordinances  are  introduced  ;  are  read  for  the  first  time  ;  rules  are  sus- 
pended ;  ordinances  are  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  are  passed,  on 
March  19th,  1883 975,  977 

Board  of  Aldermen  read  these  ordinances  for  the  first  time  on  March  26th,  1883;  and 
then  refers  same  to  Aldermen  Tucker,  Hamilton,  DeRuiter,  Wood,  and  Newman, 

and  the  City  Attorney 1015,  1018 

Aforesaid  select  committee  did  not  report  back  above  entitled  ordinances  during  year  1882-1883. 


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TELEGRAPH   COMPANIES — TELEPHONE   COMPANIES. 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that,  as  the  result  of  actions  by  him  brought  in  the 
City  and  Superior  Courts,  the  Mutual  Union  Telegraph  Company  had  paid  the  tax 
levied  under  G.  O.  41,  1882,  amounting  to  $356,  wiihout  protest  as  to  the  present 
year,  together  with  costs ;  that  suits  against  said  company  were,  thereupon,  dis- 
missed ;  but  that  this  company  declares  its  intention  to  resist  payment  during 
future  years.     [Approved.] 752,  768 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that  the  case  of  The  City  vs.  John  F.  Wallick  (brought 
to  test  the  validity  of  the  ordinance  taxing  the  Western  Union  Telegraph  Com- 
pany on  its  poles  [G.  O.  41,  1882 — see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  253] 
had  been  decided  by  the  Mayor  in  favor  of  the  city,  and  that  thewdefendant  had 
appealed  to  the  Circuit  Court „ , io94 

New  York  &  Chicago  Electric  Underground  Conduit  Company  (owning  and  control- 
ling a  ''patented  invention"  for  conveying  electric  wires  underground  petitions 
for  the  privilege  of  laying  its  conduits  in  the  streets  and  alleys  of  this  city,  and 
asks  that  grant  be  extended  for  a  period  of  twenty-five  years.  [Referred  to  Coun- 
cil Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys.]  401 

Aforesaid  committees  did  not  report  on  above  subject  during  year  1882-1883. 


TELEPHONE  COMPANIES. 

G.  O.  4,  1882 — An  Ordinance  repealing  an  ordinance  entitled  "An  Ordinance  granting 
E.  W.  Gleason  and  his  associates,  under  the  name  and  style  of  The  Indiana  District 
Telephone  Company,  the  privilege  of  using  the  Streets  and  Alleys  of  the  City  of  Indi- 
anapolis, in  constructing,  operating,  and  maintaining  lines  of  Telephone  in  said  city," 
ordained  February  17th,  1879;  providing  that  said  Company  shall  pay  ten  percent, 
of  its  gross  receipts  into  the  City  Treasury;  and  granting  said  Company  the  right  to 
use  the  Streets  and  Alleys  of  said  city  under  certain  restrictions  and  conditions — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  255. 

Board  of  Aldermen  appoints  Aldermen  Hamilton,  Rorison,  and  Seibert  as  a  select  com- 
mittee to  consider  and  report  as  to  repeal  of  original  ordinance  [which  is,  erroneously, 
mentioned  as  an  ordinance  of  1878],  notwithstanding  the  pendency,  in  Common 
Council,  of  foregoing  repealing   ordinance 428 

G.  O.  25,  1882 — An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Indiana  District  Telephone  Company  to 
pay  an  Annual  License-Fee  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  the  use  of  the  public 
Streets  and  Alleys  thereof  by  it — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  was  referred  to  Council  Judiciary  Committee  and  City  Attorney,  on  Feb- 
ruary 27th,  1882,  "with  instructions  to  fill  cut  the  blanks  "  flsee  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1221.] 
Aforesaid  committee  had  not  reported  back  ordinance,  in  any  shape,  on  May  28th,  1883. 

G.  O.  33,  1882 — An  Ordinance  forbidding  the  use  of  any  Telegraph,  Telephone,  or 
Electric-Light  Pole,  on  any  of  the  public  Streets  or  Alleys  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
without  the  special  consent  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  first  had — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  255. 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 
June   13th,  1882 57 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 
ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it  on  June  26th,  1882...  126,  127 

Common  Council  refers  the  following  motions  to  Ce  uncilmen  Pearson,  Dean,  Ward, 
Koller,  and  Coy,  on  December  18th,  1882 759 

"Whereas,  The  City  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  acting  as  agents  for  the  people 
of  Indianapolis,  have  granted  a  valuable  franchise  to  the  Telephone  Company ;    And, 


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TELEPHONE   COMPANIES— TIME   WARRANTS    FOR    1 883. 

Whereas,  It  is  the  duty  of  such  agents  to  protect  the  interests  of  those  for  whom  they 
are  acting;  and  inasmuch  as  the  Telephone  Company  is  unreasonably  extorting  unjust 
demands  from  the  people  of  Indianapolis,  in  requiring  three  months  rent  for  each 
instrument  to  be  paid  in  advance:  Therefore, 
"Moved,  That  the  City  Attorney  be,  and  is  hereby,  directed  to  prepare  a  repealing  ordin- 
ance, and  have  the  same  presented  to  the  Council  for  action,  repealing  all  rights  and 
privileges  granted  to  said  Telephone  Company  after  the  9th  day  of  January,  1883, 
unless  the  demands  from  said  company  shall  be  reduced  to  one  month,  instead  of 
three.  Further,  That  the  City  Attorney  notify  the  managers  of  this  action;  and  if 
they  refuse  to  comply  with  the  above  request,  to  have  the  ordinance  presented  to  the 
next  meeting  of  Council  for  their  action." 

New  York  &  Chicago  Electric  Underground  Conduit  Company  (owning  and  controlling 
a  "patented  invention"  for  conveying  electric  wires  underground)  petitions  for  the 
privilege  of  laying  its  conduits  in  the  streets  and  alleys  of  this  city,  and  asks  that  grant 
be  extended  for  a  period  of  twenty  five  years.     [Referred  to  Council  Committee  on 

Streets  and  Alleys.] . 401 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

TENNESSEE    STREET. 

■ 
S.  O.  86,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  re-grading  and  bowldering  the  roadway  of 

Tennessee  street,  and  curbing  the  gutters  thereof,  where  not  already  curbed,  from  the 

north  line  of  Georgia  street  to  th?  Union  Railway  tracks — 
Above    entitled    ordinance  is   introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  5th, 

1882 21 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

July   17th,  1882  192 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  July  24th,  1882 241 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

August  28th,  1882 , 372 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 429 

James  W.  Hudson  is  awarded  the  contract  (by  Common  Council)  for  doing  the  proposed 

work 457,  462 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  award  to  its  Committee  on  Contracts„478,  482 
Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  above  award  be  approved.     [Concurred  in.]..  527 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved .°39.  678 

Hudson  is  granted  additional  time  in  which  to  complete  his  work J23i,  1284 

City  Attorney  reports  that,  in  the  case  of  Thomas  Wren  vs.  The  City  et  al.  (to  compel 
the  making  and  allowance  of  an  estimate  for  work  done  by  Wren  on  S.  Tennessee 
street,  in  1866,  and  which  was  swept  away  by  high  water),  the  Supreme  Court  had 
affirmed  ihe  judgment  of  the  lower  Court  in  favor  of  the  city 919 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordtred  to  repair  this  street,  from  Ohio  street  to  Tinker  street,  at 
the  expense  of  the  Street-Repair  Fund lo37,  1180 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street  during  June,  1882 280 

Same,  during  July,  1 88 2 604. 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1225 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1229 

TIME-WARRANTS  FOR  1883. 

G.  O.  83,  1882 — An  Ordinance  providing  for  a  Temporary  Loan  of  Fifty  Thousand 
Dollars,  for  the  purpose  of  defraying  the  Current  Expenses  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis 
during  the  balance  of  the  Fiscal  Year  ending  with   May  31st,  1883 — 


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TIME  WARRANTS   FOR    1 883 — TOMLINSON   ESTATE. 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced;  is  read  for  the  first  time;  rules  are  suspended; 

ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  is  passed,  on  December  4th, 

1882 717 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  December  nth,  1882..741,  742 
Board  of  Aldermen  reconsiders  its  passage  of  above  ordinance  by  a  vote  of  5  to  4;  again 

reads  ordinance  for  the  third  time$  and  again  passes  it  by  a  vote  of  7  to  2 773,  774 

Resolution  is  adopted,  authorizing  the  Council  and  Aldermanic  Committees  on  Finance 
to  advertise  for  proposals  for  "Time- Warrants  of  1883,"  until  December  22d,  1882; 
and  that  said  warrants  shall  be  dated  on  December  22d,  1882,  and  shall  be  payable  on 
March  22d,  1883 , 718,  742 

Council  Committee  on  Finance  reports  that  it  has  negotiated  the  authorized  loan,  by 
accepting,  on  December  22d,  1882,  the  bid  of  $49^00,  made  by  the  Indiana  Banking 
Company;  had  caused  five  warrants,  of  $10,000  each,  to  be  issued  ;  and  had  caused 
said  warrants  to  be  deposited  with  the  City  Treasurer,  for  delivery  upon  payment  of 
amount  bid  therefor.     [Council  approves  above  action.] 798 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  award  to  its  Committee  on  Finance. .....805 

The  above  Aldermanic  reference  was  not  made  until  January  8th,  1883  The  City  Treasurer's  report 
f->r  December,  1882  [see  Jour- al  page  785]  gives,  as  the  last  item  of  "Re  eipts,"  "  From  Time- 
Warrants,  $4910000."  The  purchase-price  having  been  paid  and  the  lime- Warrants  delivered, 
a  couple  of  weeks  before  the  reference  was  made,  mav  be  considered  as  a  good  and  sufficient 
reason  for  there  being  no  report  on  such  subject  appearing  in  the  Aldermanic  Journals. 


TOMLINSON  ESTATE. 

Balance  of  Tomlinson  Estate  Fund  on  hand  on  May  3  isr,  1882  (including  one-third 
purchase  money  for  No.  34  E.  Washington  street,  $9,333.34) ..$36,812.71 

Received  as  rents  and  from  sales,  to  May  31st,  1883,  less  insurance,  reported 

repairs,  etc , 18,688  48 

Fund  reported  as  on  hand  May  31st,  1883 $55  501.19 

Aggregate  annuity  paid  to  Mrs.  Mary  T.  Tomlinson,  from  June   1st,  1874,  to  June  1st, 

1882,  both  inclusive . $59,500.00 

Deduct  reported  fund-balance  and  net  receipts,  as  shown  above.... S^ox-l9 

Net  cost  of  unsold  portion  ($30,300),  according  to  above  figures $  3j998.8i 

On  October  16th,  1882,  E.  B  Martindale,  John  S.  Spann,  and  Lorenz  Schmidt,  as  "City  Apprais- 
ers," valued  this  entire  Estate  at  $60,000;  up  to  Mav  31st,  1883,  sales  amounting  to  $29,150  of  the 
property  had  been  made;  thus  leaving  $30,150  unsold  at  end  of  year  1882-1883  On  April  27th, 
1874,  the  valuation  was  set  at  $100,000  (ani  became  the  basis  of  a  7  per  cent,  annuity  paid  to  Mrs. 
Mary  T.  Tomlinson);  in  1878,  City  Assessor  Ha  lie v  gave  me  570,000,  as  its  then  value;  on  Aug- 
ust 2d,  1880.  William  Hadley,  Robert  F.  Bence,  and  Robert  C.  Dain  placed  the  figures  at  $62,150; 
and  on  October  16th,  1882,  the  "City  Appraisers"  brought  this  property  down  to  $60,000. 

On  March  27th,  1872,  the  City  of  Indianapolis  agreed  "to  pay  and  save  the  real  estate  of  said  deced- 
ent [Stephen  D  Tomlinson]  of  all  taxes  whatever — State,  county,  city,  township,  school,  road,  or 
other  lawful  taxes,  street  improvements,  or  other  lawful  assessments  thereon,  no  matter  by  what 
lawful  authority  imposed — and  save  the  said  estate  and  said  Mary  T.  Tom  inson  free  and  dis- 
charged from  all  such  taxes  and  assessments";  but  Mrs.  lomlinson  was  to  make  '  such  better- 
ments and  improvements  as  she  may  deem  best  and  proper,  to  be  paid  f  ;r  out  of  the  rents  and 
profits."  On  April  27th,  1874,  a  second  agreement  was  made,  by  and  between  the  city  and  Mrs. 
Tomlinson,  through  which  the  city  became  the  (informal)  owner  of  the  entire  Estate,  in  considera- 
tion of  semi  annual  payments  of  $3,500,  commencing  with  June  1st,  1874,  during  the  lifetime  of 
Mrs  Tomlinson.  Seventeen  payments  were  made  (the  last  one  on  June  1st,  1882),  and  aggrega  ing 
$59,500.  It  was  not  until  May  4th,  1882  (through  the  official  and  business  zeal  of  City  Attorney 
Denny),  that  a  "warranty  deed"  was  procured  from  Mrs.  lomlinson.  She  died  shortly  after — 
subsequent  to  June  1st,  but  before  December  rst,  1882  * 

In  estimating  the  actual  net  cost  to  the  city  of  the  '  TomJinson  Estate,"  the  agreement  of  March 
27th,  1872  should  be  borne  in  mind  So  far  as  the  Journals  show,  the  valuation  was  at  $100,000  for 
eight  years,  at  $70  000  for  two  years,  and  at  $62,500  for  two  years — an  average  valuation  of  over 
$85,000,  and  a  consequent  loss,  in  taxes,  to  the  city's  revenue  of  about  $10,000.    Again,  under  same 


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TOMLINSON   ESTATE. 

agreement,  the  title  to  this  property  was  considered  in  the  city  from  March  27th,  1872,  and  made 
the  city  liable  for  "street  improvements  or  other  lawful  assessments  thereon."  The  N.  Illinois 
street  property,  by  last  appraisement,  is  valued  at  $10,000.  The  N.  Illinois  street  sewer  was  built 
under  Ordinance  of  March  18th,  1872.  The  W.  Ohio  street  and  Indiana  avenue  property  has 
been  or  may  soon  be  liable  for  street  improvements.  It  is,  therefore,  but  fair  and  just  to  place 
present  net  cost  of  Estate  at  $15,000,  instead  of  at  $3,998.81,  as  shown  above.— Geo.  H.  Fleming. 

William  Hadley,  Tomlinson  Estate  rental  agent,  reports  as  follows: 

May,   1882 — Rents,  #102.50;    Commission,  #3.57;    Repairs,  #5.75;    Paid    into    city 

treasury,  #93.18 10 

June,  1882 — Rents,  #157.20;  Commission,  #4.50;  Paid  into  city  treasury,  #152.70...  148 
July,  1882 — Rents,  #125  00 ;  Commission,  #4.37^  ;   Paid  into  city  treasury,  #120.62^ 

271 

August,  1882 — Rents,  #117.50;  Commission,   $3.50;  Paid  into  city  treasury,  $114.00 

.7. 390 

September  and  October,  1882 — Rents,  $143.00;    Commission,  $5.00;    Paid  into  city 

treasury,  $138.00 586,  587 

November,    1882 — Rents,    $152.50;    Commission,  $5.34;    Paid    into    city    treasury, 

$14716 692 

December,  1882 — Rents,  $90.00;  Commission,  $3.15;  Paid  into  city  treasury,  $86.85 

788 

January,  1883 — Rents,  $75.00;  Commission,  $2.63  ;  Paid  into  city  treasury,  $72.37„848 
February,   1883 — Rents,  $137.50;   Commission,  $4.81;    Repairing    pump    and    well, 

$2.50;  Paid  into  city  treasury,  $130.19 919 

Marcb,  1883 — Rents,  #90.00;  Commission,  $3.15  ;  Paid  into  city  treasury,  $86.85.. 1032 
April,  1883 — Rents,  $90.00;  Commission,  $3.15  ;  Paid  into  city  treasury,  $86.85... 1146 

John  S.  Spann,  Lorenz  Schmidt,  and  Elisha  B.  Martindale  are  appointed  by  Hon. 
Joshua  G.  Adams,  Judge  of  the  Marion  Circuit  Court,  upon  petition  of  the  Board 
of  Aldermen  and  Common  Council,  to  appraise  the  Tomlinson  Estate  and  other 
city  property 436,  437 

Aforesaid  appraisers  estimate  the  entire  value  of  the  Tomlinson  Estate,  sold  and 
unsold,  at  $60,000 .,. 534,  535 

Council  Committee  on  Public  Property,  in  answer  to  adopted  motion  [see  Journal  page 
26]  presents  an  itemized  statement  of  rent-rates  of  eight  pieces  of  the  Tomlinson 
Estate  property,  under  the  charge  of  William  Hadley  as  rental  agent,  as  well  as  the 
net  rents  received,  and  paid  into  the  city  treasury,  from  May  16th,  1881,  to  and  in- 
cluding June  5th,  1882 77,  78 

Resolution  is  offered,  declaring  that  42  feet  off  the  east  side  of  the  Tomlinson  Estate  lot, 
in  square  36,  shall  be  held  by  the  city  for  the  uses  of  the  City  Dispensary,  and  that 
the  appraised  value  thereof  ($4,200)  be  placed  to  the  credit  of  the  City  Hall  Fund..24 

Foregoing  resolution  is  adopted  on  June  19th  and  July  10th,  1882 87,  157 

James  M.  Tomlinson  offers  #1,700  for  17  feet  off  west  end  of  lot  known  as  the  City 

Dispensary  property,  in  square  36 24 

Above  proposition  is  accepted  on  June  19th  and  July  10th,  1882 87,  157 

Sale  is  confirmed,  by  formal  resolution  adopted  on  December  4th  and  nth,  1882..721,  738 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that  deed  for  above  described  property  had  been  prepared, 

executed,  and  delivered  to  Mr.  Tomlinson,  and  that  purchase  money  had  been  paid 

into  city  treasury.     [Approved.] 752,  768 

James  M.  Tomlinson  offers  $100  a  foot  for  additional  i£  feet  off  west  side  of  City  Dis- 
pensary property.     [Referred  to  Council  Finance  Committee  and  City  Attorney 944 

Aforesaid  committee  and  city  officer  recommend  that  foregoing  proposition  be  accepted, 
and  offer  a  resolution  describing  the  property  to  be  sold  and  ordering  a  deed  to  be 
executed  on  payment  of  the  purchase-price  into  city  treasury 978,  1011 

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TOMLINSON    ESTATE — VACATION    OF   ALLEYS   AND    STREETS. 

Resolution,  confirming  the  sale  of  18J  feet  off  the  east  side  of  lot  4,  square  56  (No.  34 
E.  Washington  street)  to  Francis  M.  Churchman  and  Stoughton  J.  Fletcher,  for  the 
sum  of  $28,000,  is  adopted  on  December  4th  and  nth,  1882 ..7.21,  738 

City  Attorney  Denny  reports  that  deed  for  above  described  property  had  been  prepared, 
executed,  and  delivered;  that  said  purchasers  had  filed  a  complaint  against  the  city, 
to  quiet  title  and  to  guard  against  any  questions  that  might  hereafter  be  attempted  to 
be  raised  by  the  city  as  to  the  legality  of  the  sale;  and  that,  unless  otherwise  in- 
structed, he  would  file  a  disclaimer  on  behalf  of  the  city,  thus  saving  her  from  costs, 
and  allow  a  decree  to  go  in  any  form  plaintiffs  may  desire.     [Approved.] 752,  768 


TUNNEL  (S.  ILLINOIS  STREET). 

Citizens  (30  signatures)  call  attention  of  the  Board  of  Health  to  the  condition  of  this 
"public  convenience,"  stating  that  "the  stench  arising  from  this  place  will  surely  breed 

sickness,  unless  looked  after  immediately" 180 

nuisance » 180 

Board  of  Health  asks  the  Council  to  take  some  action  with  reference  to  this  public 

Citizens'  Street  Railway  Company  is  ordered  to  whitewash  this   underground  viaduct 

.*- 1204,  1257 

Repair  work  done  by  the  city,  on  this  tunnel,  during  June,  1882 280 

Same,  during  July,  1882 , 604 


UNION  RAILWAY. 

Vide  Railway  Links  and  Switch-Tracks,  ante. 

UNION  STREET. 

Extension  of  Union  street,  from  Palmer  street  to  Grand  street — 

Petition  in  this  case  is  presented  on  March  5th,  1883,  and  is  referred  to  Council  Com- 
mittee on  Streets  and  Alleys 931 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  the  ground  through  which  the  prayed-for  extension  is 
asked  to  be  made  is  outside  the  city  limits 1037 

John  Trindle  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk,  and  to  bowlder  and  curb  the  gutters, 
adjacent  to  No.  288  on  this  street I243,  l2%5 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882 701 


UNIVERSITY  SQUARE  PARK. 
Vide  Public  Parks,  ante. 

VACATION  OF  ALLEYS  AND  STREETS. 

Two  Alleys  (on  east  and  west  sides  of  Webb  street),  so  far  as  the  same  lie  in  Frank 
Seiders's  Subdivision  of  lot  3  of  Schroer's  Subdivision  of  27  90-100  acres  of  e.  ) 
s.  w.  %  of  sec.  13,  tp.  15,  r.  3  e.— 

See  under  subject-heading  of  "Webb  street," /atf.     [Completed.] 


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VACATION    OF   ALLEYS   AND    STREETS. 

Alley,  between  lots  15  and  16,  in  Indianapolis,  Cincinnati  &  Lawrenceburgh  Railroad 
Company's  Subdivision  of  out-lot  90,  extendiug  from  Louisiana  street  to  Lord  street — 

See  page  15  of  this  Indexical  Digest.  Also,  Journal  pages  13,  14,  45,  129,  207.  [In- 
complete.]   . 

First  Alley  north  of  Lincoln  avenue,  running  from  College  avenue  to  Ash  street — 
Seepage  15  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page   1576;  and 
current  Journals,  pages  15,  46,  129,  207,  326,  352,  971,  972,  1009,  1010.     [Completed.] 

First  Alley  north  of  Sixth  street,  from  Howard  street  to  the  C,  L,  St.  L.  &  C.  Railroad 

tracks — 
See  page  15  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journals  for   1881- 1882,  pages  1439,  1465, 

1493;  and  current  Journals,  pages  25,  48,  185.      [Not  made.] 

First  Alley  east  of  Mississippi  street,  from  Twelfth  street  to  first  alley  south  thereof — 
See  pages  15  and  16  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journals  for  1881-1882,  pages  1098, 
1225,  1277;  and  current  Journals,  pages  181,  182,  233,  269,  313.     [Completed.]  ' 

First  Alley  south  of  North  street,  from  Noble  street  to  first  alley  west  thereof — 
See  page  16  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journal  pages  463,  508,  548,  818,  819. 
[Not  made.] 

Alley,  commencing  at  the  north  line  of  Merrill  street,  at  a  point  205  feet  east  of  the 
southwest  corner  of  out-lot  22;  thence,  north,  191  feet  (more  or  less),  to  the  south  line 
of  the  first  alley  north  of,  and  parallel  with,  Merrill  street;  thence,  east,  15  feet; 
thence,  south,  191  feet  (more  or  less),  to  the  north  line  of  Merrill  street;  thence,  west, 
15  feet,  to  the  place  of  beginning — 

See  page  16  of  this  Indexical  Digest.  Also,  Journal  pages  988,  1036,  1037,  1061. 
[Incomplete,] 

Alley,  seven  and  one-half  feet  in  width,  on  south  side  of  lot  7,  John  Wocher,  jr.'s  Sub- 
division of  part  of  s.  e.  '}(  of  sec.  36,  tp.  16  n.,  r.  3  e.— 

See  page  16  of  this  Indexical  Digest.  Also,  Journal  pages  1107,  1 153,  1211,  1272. 
[Incomplete.] 

Arsenal  Park  Addition — Vacation  of  streets  and  alleys  in  (except  Ohio  street) — 
See  page  211  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journal  page  1163.     [Incomplete.] 

Beacon  street,  fifteen  feet  north  side  of,  from  White  River  to  Bloomington  street — 
See  page  22  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journal  pages  85,  206,  238,  884,  897,  1 190, 
1 191,  1 192.     [Incomplete.] 

Bobbs  street,  from  Bates  street  to  Meek  street — 

See  page  37  of  this  Indexical  Digest.  Also,  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1434;  and 
current  Journals,  pages  1049,  1064.     [Completed.] 

Eighth  street,  twenty  feet  of  width,  from  east  side  of  Illinois  street  to  first  alley  west  of 

Pennsylvania  street — 
See  page  95  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journal  page  1086.     [Incomplete.] 

Fifth  street,  all  that  portion  lyiug  and  situate  east  of  Illinois  street — 

See  page  100  of  this  Indexical  digest.     Also,  Journal  page  1106.     [Incomplete.] 

Lafayette  street,  north  end,  for  the  distance  of  thirty-one  feet — 

See  page  123  of  this  Indexical  Digest.  Also,  Journals  for  1 881 -1882,  pages  1439,  1465, 
1493;  and  current  Journals,  page  185.     [Not  made.] 


236  An  Indexical  Digest  to  Journals  of  [1882-1883 


VACATION   OF    ALLEYS    AND    STREETS— VERMONT    STREET. 

Madison  avenue,  so  far  as  same  lies  in  Frank  &  Seiders's  Subdivision  of  Schroer's  Sub- 
division of  27  90  acres  of  the  e.  %  of  s.  w.  %  of  sec.  13,  tp.  15  n.,  r.  3  e. — 

See  page  129  of  this  Indexical  Digest.  Also,  Journals  for  1881-1882,  pages  1 159,  12 10, 
1262;  and  current  Journals,  pages  13,  13,  45,  129,  247,  325,  325,  326,  352,  708,  709, 
709,  710,  736.     [Described  portion  of  avenue  is  not  vacated.] 

Sanders  street,  fifteen  feet  on  each  side,  from  Shelby  street  to  its  western  terminus — 
See  page  190  of  this  Indexical  Digest.     Also,  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1575;  and 

current  Journals,  pages  402,  614.  614,   678,  745,  745,  808,  809,  822,  856,  878,  910. 

[Complete.] 

Water  street,  from  Washington  street  bridge  to  National  road  bridge — 
See  under  subject-heading  of  "  Water  street,"  post.     Also,  Journal  pages  846,  1 192,  1 192, 
1 193,  1255,   1256.     [Incomplete.] 

Wheeler  street,  from  south  line  of  the  first  alley  south  of  Hill  avenue  to  the  C,  C,  C.  & 
I.  Railroad  tracks,  and  twenty  feet  of  the  east  and  west  sides  of  said  street  (leaving 
a  "20-foot  alley),  from  Hill  avenue  to  the  first  alley  south  of  said  avenue — 

See  under  subject-heading  of  "Wheeler  street,"  post.  Also,  Journal  pages  1167,1271, 
1271,  1272.     [Incomplete.] 

VERMONT  STREET. 

S.  O-  75>  J882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the  south 

sidewalk  of  Vermont  street,  from  West  street  to  Blackford  street — 
Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

June  26th,  1882 108 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time;  suspends  the  rules;  reads 

ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times;  and  passes  it,  on  June  26th,  1882 136 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 174 

'Henry  C.  Roney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 224,  247 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 265,  312 

Estimate  ($350.64)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 432,  468 

S.  O.  87,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  Vermont  street  and 

sidewalks,  from  Agnes  street  to  the  M ill-Race — 
Above   entitled   ordinance   is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  5th, 

1882  21 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

July  17th,  1882 192 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time,  on  July  24th,  1882 241 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

August  28th,  1882 372 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 429 

Michael  Flaherty  is  awarded  (by  Common  Council)  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed 

work , 458 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  foregoing  Council  award  to  Committee  on  Contracts..479,  482 

Aforesaid  body  concurs  in  above  award 527 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports  that  Flaherty  has  not  filed  his  contract  and  bond.     [Referred 

to  Committee  on  Contracts.] 639 

Flaherty's  contract  is  declared  forfeited., 887,  905 

City  Civil  Engineer  calls  attention  to  foregoing  concurrent  action,  and  asks  whether  he 

shall  re-advertise  or  not.     [Referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Contracts.] 964 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  re-advertising.     [Concurred  in.] ....1072,  1123 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 


1 882-1 883]        Common   Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  237 


VERMONT    STREET — VINE    STREET — VIRGINIA    AVENUE. 

S.  O.  124,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 

gutters  of  Vermont  street,  from  West  street  to  Blackford  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August  7th, 

1882 293 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

October  2d,  1882 512 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this    ordinance   for   the    first   time    on    October   9th,   1882; 

remonstrance  against  its  passage  is  presented;  ordinance  and  remonstrance  are  referred 

to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 525 

Aldermanic    Committee    on    Streets   and    Alleys    recommends    that   ordinance    be    not 

passed 1 023 

Ordinance  is  read  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  Board  of  Aldermen  refuses  to 

pass  it  by  an  unanimous  negative  vote 1024 

Common  Council  (on  receipt  of  message  showing  foregoing  Aldermanic  action,  refers 

ordinance  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1043 

No  fuither  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  IO,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  paving  with  bricto,  and  curbing 

with  stone,  the  north  sidewalk  of  Vermont    street,  from  Meridian  street  to  Illinois 

street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  March  19th, 

1883  986 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

April  23d,  1883 II 18 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and  then 

refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 177,  1178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1216 

Aforesaid  body    reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and    third   times,  and   passes    it, 

on  May  21st,  1883 1262 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 604 

Same,  during  September,  1882 702 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1225 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1229 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1230 


VINE  STREET. 

Mr.  Harper  is  permitted  to  lay  a  brick  sidewalk  adjacent  to  his  property,  at  the  cor- 
ner of  this  street  and  Park  avenue 1242,  1285 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 649 


VIRGINIA  AVENUE. 

City  Civil  Engineer  is  ordered  to  advertise  for  re-grading  and  re-bowldering  the 
north  gutter  of  this  avenue,  from  Elk  street  to  Prospect  street 1109,  1 136 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 .281 

Same,  during  July,  1882 604 

Same,  during  September,  1882 702 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1229 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1230 


238  An  Indexical  Digest  to  Journals  of  [1882-1883 

WABASH,  ST.  LOUIS  &  PACIFIC  RAILWAY. 
Vide  Raileoad  Lines  and  Switch-Tbacks,  ante. 


WABASH  STREET. 

O.  166,  1 88 1 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Wabash  street  between 
Delaware  and  Pennsylvania  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  265. 

Aldermanic  Committee  on  Public  Light  recommends  that  this  ordinance  be  passed 

63 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes 

it,  on  June  13th,  1882 , 66 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 173 

Wm.  J.  Freaney  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 222,  244 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 341,  365 

Estimate  ($18.50)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 491,  517 

S.  O.  102,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  bowldering  the  roadway, 

and  paving  with  brick  and  curbing  with  stone  the  sidewalks,  of  Wabash  street, 

from  Illinois  street  to  Tennessee  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  26th, 

1882 , in 

Remonstrance  against  proposed  improvement  is  presented  on  July  17th,  1882,  and, 

with  ordinance,  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 197 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 650 

Same,  during  December,  1882 , 1230 


WALNUT  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 281 

Same,  during  July,  1882 , 604 

Same,  during  August,  1882 650 

Same,  during  September,  1882 702 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1225 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1230 


WASHINGTON  STREET. 

S.  O.  159,  1 88 1 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
north  sidewalk  of  Washington  street,  or  National  Road  (where  not  already  paved), 
from  Blackford  street  to  the  first  alley  west  of  Blackford  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  266. 

Common  Council  strikes  this  ordinance  from  the  files  on  July  3d,  1882 155 

S.  O.  51,  1883 — A.n  Ordinance  to  provide  for  re  grading,  and  paving  with  Medina 
stone,  the  roadway  of  Washington  street,  from  Mississippi  street  to  East  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 

first  time  on  May  14th  1883 1200,  1201 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 


1882-1883]        Common   Council \  Board  of  Aldermen,  &c.  239 


WASHINGTON    STREET — WATER    AND    WATER    COMPANY. 

William  F.  Reasner  is  permitted  to  lay  a  bowldered  driveway  over  the  south  side- 
walk of  this  street,  east  of  Michigan  Road 215,  239 

Owner  of  No.  321  E.  Washington  street,  is  ordered  to  repair  the  sidewalk  in  front  of 
said  property 86,  125 

Street  Commissioner  is  ordered  to  remove  the  sand  and  gravel  from  certain  culverts 
of  this  street,  to  the  depth  of  at  least  four  feet 89,  125 

Same  officer  is  ordered  to  raise  the  north  sidewalk  of  Washington  street,  between 
Noble  and  Pine  streets,  where  said  sidewalk  is  at  lower  level  than  the  curbstone, 
so  that  the  water  may  drain  off 1244,  1285 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  June,  1882 281 

Same,  during  July,  1882 604 

Same,  during  August,  1882 649,  650 

Same,  during  September,  1882 702 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1225 

Same,  during  November,  1882  , 1229 


WATER  AND  WATER  COMPANY. 

Councilmen  Ward,  Dean,  and  Hartmann  continue  to  act  as  Council  Committee  on 
Water. 

Aldermen  DeRuiter,  Seibert,  and  Mussmann  continue  to  act  as  Aldermanic  Commit- 
tee on  Water. 

Indianapolis    Water  Company ;    Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Estimated  expenditure  (to  be  paid  to  this  company)  for  water  used  from  fire-hydrants, 
in  public  drinking-fountains,  and  by  Military  Park  fountain,  during  fiscal  year 
ending  with  May  31st,  1882 $27,000.00         62 

Actual  expenditure..... 28.781.25         62 

Expenditure  in  excess  of  estimate $  1,781.25         62 

Estimated  expenditure  (as  above)  during  fiscal  year  ending  with  May  31st,  1883 
$28,000.00       743 

G.  O.  47,  1882 — An  Ordinance  authorizing  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company  to  ap- 
point a  competent  Person  to  protect  the  Rights  of  said  Company,  as  provided  for 
in  General  Ordinance  No.  12,  1882 — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced  by  Council  Committee  on  Water,  with  the 
recommendation  that  it  be  passed,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  June  5th, 
1882 15 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  ana  passes  it, 
on  August  21st,  1882 348 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  August  28th,  1882,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Water 369 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  this  ordinance  be  passed 426 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

City  Civil  Engineer  complains  that  he  and  the  Street  Commissioner  are  greatly  an- 
noyed by  the  injury  done  to  improved  streets  by  trenching  same,  in  order  to  make 
connections,  etc.,  with  water  mains,  by  unknown  parties;  refers  to  the  penal  pro- 
vision in  "Street  and  Alley  Ordinance  of  1878/'  but  claims  that,  "as  it  is  almost 
impossible,  in  a  great  many  cases,  to  ascertain  who  were  the  parties  doing  the  work, 
the  ordinance  is  almost  a  dead  letter;  that,  at  his  request,  the  City  Attorney  had 


240  An  indexical  Digest  to  Journals  of  [1 882-1  §83 


WATER  AND  WATER  COMPANY. 

prepared  an  ordinance,  making  it  the  duty  of  the  Water  Company  to  make  all 
trenches  necessary  for  connections  with  its  mains  "  ;  and  states  that  he  is  "  informed 
that  the  Water  Company  are  favorable  to  the  ordinance  "  ;  and  lt  earnestly  hopes 
that  it  may  be  passed."     [Approved.] 1093 

G.  O.  24,  1883 — An  Ordinance  making  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company  liable  for 
all  Damages  occasioned  by  reason  of  Openings  made  in  the  Streets ;  requiring  all 
such  Openings  to  be  made  by  or  under  the  direction  of  said  Company;  and  pro- 
viding Penalties  for  Violations  thereof — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  April  23d, 
1883 .1093 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  unanimously 
passes  it,  on  May  21st,  1883 1235 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  28th,  1883,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committees  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  on  Water 1286 

As  May  28th,  1883,  was  the  last  Aldermanic  session  during  year  1882-1883,  the  final  disposition  of  G. 
O.  24,  1883,  must  be  looked  for  in  the  Journals  following  this  volume. 

This  company  asserts,  on  March  22d,  1883,  it  has  "good  reason  to  believe  that  the 
water  we  furnish  to  the  city  and  its  citizens  is  purer  and  more  wholesome -than  any 
obtained  from  the  dug  or  driven  wells,  or  from  the  filtered  cisterns  of  the  city," 
and  asks  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  to  designate,  at  their  earliest 
convenience,  the  chemist  said  bodies  may  desire  to  make  the  test  provided  for  by 
the  contract  between  said  company  and  the  city.  [Referred  to  Council  Committee 
on  Water.] 1039 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  the  Board  of  Health  and  the  Council  and 
Aldermanic  Committees  on  Water  be  authorized  to  select  a  chemist  to  make  the 
required  analysis.     [Council  concurs.] 1084 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Water 1125 

Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 

Board  of  Health  presents  a  report  from  Prof.  T.  C.-Van  Nuys,  giving  analyses  of 
water  taken  from  four  widely  separated  points,  and  thus  sums  up  :  "  These  results 
show  that  the  water  is  remarkably  pure,  and  the  small  quantity  of  chlorine,  nitric 
acid,  and  ammonia  prove  that  the  water  is  not  suspicious — that  is,  there  is  no 
evidence  of  the  admission  of  any  of  the  products  or  constituents  of  sewage  in  the 
water.  The  water  is  peculiar  in  its  hardness  being,  to  a  great  extent,  permanent." 
[Received.] 1268,  1270 

Water  mains — Resolutions  requiring  extension  of: 

In  and  along  Park  avenue,  from  Home  avenue  main  to  Eighth  street;  thence,  in  and 
along  Eighth  street,  to  Broadway  street  ;  thence,  in  and  along  Broadway  street,  to 
Ninth  street;  thence,  in  and  along  Ninth  street,  to  and  connecting  with  College 
avenue  main — said  extension  to  be  made  between  January  1st  and  May  1st,  1883 — 

Common  Council  refers  above  resolution  to  its  Committee  on  Water 103 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committee,  Common  Council  adopts  resolution  on 
July  17th,  1882 „ 219 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  resolution  to  its  Committees  on  Water  and  on  Finance. .240 

On  recommendation  of  aforesaid  committees,  Board  of  Aldermen  concurrently  adopts 

resolution  on  October  9th,  1882 ; 528 

In  and  along  Eighth  street,  from  Meridian  street  main  to  Pennsylvania  street ;  thence, 
in  and  along  Pennsylvania  street,  to  Seventh  street — 

Petition  for  above  extension  is  presented,  and  resolution  ordering  the  same  is  offered, 
on  December  4th,  1882,  and  is  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Water... 722,  723 
Aforesaid  committee  did  not  report  on  above  matter  during  year  1882-1883. 


1882-1883]        Common  Council,  Board  of  Aldermen,  &e.  241 


WATER  AND  WATER  COMPANY. 

In  and  along  Seventh  street,  to  Delaware  street ;  and  thence,  in  and  along  Delaware 

street,  to  Home  avenue  main — 
Motion,  ordering  above  extension,  is  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Water.  ...945 
Aforesaid  committee  reports  in  favor  of  above  proposed  extension,  and  offers  the 

formal  resolution  requiring  the  Water  Company  to  lay  such  route 984 

Resolution  is  adopted  on  March  19th  and  26th,  1883 984,  1012 

Above  adopted  resolution  is  amended  so  as  to  correctly  describe  the  proposed  route, 
viz  :  In  and  along  Pennsylvania  street,  from  Home  avenue,  to  Seventh  street ; 
thence,  in  and  along  Seventh  street,  to  Delaware  street;  and  thence,  in  and  along 
Delaware  street,  to  Home  aveuue— and  is  so  concurrently  adopted  on  May  28th, 
1883 ; 1277,1292 

In  and  along  Morris  street,  from  Meridian  street  main  to  West  street  main — 
Petition  for  above  extension  is  presented,  and  resolution  ordering  same  is  offered,  on 

March  19th,  18S3;   and  is  referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Water 990 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  resolution  be  adopted. io39 

Common  Council  adopts  resolution  on  April  2d,  1885 1039 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  report  and  resolution  to  its  Committee  on  Water 1062 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  Council  action  be  approved 1264 

Board  of  Aldermen  concurrently  adopts  resolution  on  May  21st,  1883 1264 

Fire- Hydrants  ;  Location  of— 

Corner  of  New  York  and  Agnes  streets  — 

On  recommendation  of  the  Fire  Board,  this  company  is  ordered  to  place  a  new  fire- 
hydrant  at  designated  locality 272,  313 

Street-Sprinkler  Hydrants ;   Proceedings  had  concerning — 

On  S.  Meridian  street,  between  Ray  and  Morris  streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  matter,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  270. 

Common  Council,  on  receipt  of  Aldermanic  message,  showing  amendatory  action  of 
latter  body  [see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1584J,  adheres  to  the  grant  to  Chris- 
tian Lehr , 18 

Board  of  Aldermen  insists  on  its  grant  to  D.  Mussmann 41 

On  Michigan  street  (south  side)  near  Missouri  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  matter,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  270. 

Council  Committee  on  Water  [reference  was  made  to  Aldermanic  Committee  on 
Water  and  Public  Health--see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  1406]  reports  that 
said  hydrant  was  located  without  permission  of  adjacent  property  owners,  and 
recommends  that  the  City  Marshal  cause  it  to  be  removed.     [Council  concurs.]..8o 

Board  of  Aldermen  again  refer  this  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Water  and  Public 
Health 123 

On  N.  Tennessee  street,  at  entrance  of  State  House  grounds — 

Motion  to  grant  Ed.  Roberts  the  privilege  of  locating  a  street-sprinkler  hydrant  as 
above,  is  offered  in  Board  of  Aldermen,  and  is  referred  to  its  Committee  on  Water, 
with  power  to  act 1136 

Common  Council  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Water 1190 

Near  corner  of  Indiana  avenue  and  North  street — 

Ed.  Roberts  petitions  for  the  privilege  of  locating  a  street-sprinkler  hydrant  as  above, 
accompaning  petition  with  the  consent  of  two  owners  of  property  in  the  imme- 
diate vicinity.     [Privilege  is  granted.] 1203,  i2i§ 

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WATER   AND   WATER   COMPANY — WATER   STREET. 

Driven-  Wells ;  Proceedings  had  concerning — 

Board  of  Health  is  ordered  to  procure  analyses  of  water  supplied  by  the  public 
driven-wells,  at  an  expense  not  exceeding  $50 289,  516 

Analysis  of  water  from  corner  of  Virginia  avenue  and  South  street  [intersection  of 
Virginia  avenue  and  South  and  East  streets],  made  by  J.  N.  Hurty  and  A.  W. 
Brayton,  who  certify  the  water  to  be  of  "good  quality,"  is  presented 592 

Prof.  T.  C.  VanNuys,  State  University,  presents,  through  the  Board  of  Health,  an 
elaborate  report  of  his  analyses  of  the  water  from  10  public  driven-wells,  in  which 
he  states  none  of  the  water  "  could  be  condemned  as  being  polluted,"  but  that  the 
presence  of  a  great  quantity  of  chlorine  in  the  well  at  the  north  end  of  the  Tun- 
nel, of  nitric  acid  and  chlorine  in  the  well  on  east  side  of  court-house  and  at  cor- 
ner of  Illinois  and  Ohio  streets,  and  of  ammonia  in  the  wells  located  on  the 
Washington  street  front  of  the  Vance  Block  and  the  one  at  the  corner  of  South 
street  and  Virginia  avenue,  must  cause  said  wells  to  be  regarded  with  suspicion  " 
[Received.] 652  to  654 

City  Civil  Engineer,  in  answer  to  Council  motion  [see  Journal  page  297],  reports  the 
location,  depth,  and  diameter  of  12  public  driven-wells 342 

Council  select  committee,  to  whom  R.  R.  Rouse's  claim  of  $1,800  for  the  aforesaid 
12  driven-wells  was  referred,  gives  a  history  of  the  contract  made  with  Rouse, 
and  recommends  the  payment  of  claim  on  execution  of  an  agreement  to  keep  said 
wells  in  repair  for  the  term  of  three  years 591 

Rouse  signs  the  proposed  agreement  (which  is  presented  with  foregoing  report),  and 
Common  Council  concurs  in  the  recommendation  of  payment  of  claim 591,  592 

Board  of  Aldermen  reduces  the  Rouse  claim  [incorporated  in  Ap.  O.  66,  1882]  to 
$1,650,  and  refers  the  cost  of  well  at  corner  of  Virginia  avenue  and  East  street 
($150)  to  its  Committee  on  Water 631 

Common  Council  concurs  in  Aldermanic  action 608 

Aforesaid  Aldermanic  committee  recommends  that  the  withheld  $150  be  paid. 
[Concurred  in.] , 836 

Dug   Wells ;  Proceedings  had  concerning— 

J.  H.  Stewart,  Hildebrand  &  Fugate,  John  C.  Shoemaker,  and  146  other  citizens 
petition  to  have  a  public  well  digged  at  the  northwest  corner  of  Illinois  and  Mar- 
ket streets,  and  that  one  of  Merrill's  Fountain-Spray  Pumps  be  placed  therein- 
well  and  pump  not  to  cost  in  excess  of  $50.  [Referred  to  Council  Committees  on 
Water  and  on  Public  Health.] 299 

Aforesaid  committees  make  a  report  adverse  to  prayer  of  petition,  stating  that  the 
digging  of  wells  on  sidewalks  and  streets  is  not  only  in  violation  of  existing 
ordinances  but  in  violation  of  the  statute.     [Concurred  in.] 396 


WATER  STREET. 

Vacation  of  the  "  remains  "  of  Water  street- 
City  Civil  Engineer  reports,  as  to  the  matter  of  protecting  the  east  bank  of  White 
River,  between  the  National  Road  and  Washington  street  bridges  [see  order  in 
Journals  for  1881-1882,  pages  1424,  1482],  as  follows  :  "  The  contract  was  let,  but 
the  cinders  could  not  be  obtained.  The  bank,  at  this  point,  is  considerably 
washed,  and,  certainly,  needs  protection.  I  am  informed,  however,  that  if  the  city 
will  vacate  what  remains  of  the  street  between  the  property  and  the'river,  the 


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WATER    STREET — WATERS    STREET — WEBB    STREET. 

owners  will  protect  the  banks  themselves.  This  would  save  to  the  city  an  ex- 
penditure of  $1,200  or  $1,500."  [Referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys, 
with  instructions  to  prepare  and  report  the  proper  papers  for  the  vacation  of  this 
street] 846 

Aforesaid  Council  committee  reports  that  no  "  remains  "  of  this  street  could  be  found ; 
therefore,  recommends  that  the  prayed-for  vacation  be  made;  and  offers  the  formal 
resolution,  referring  the  case  to  the  City  Commissioners. 1192 

Common  Council,  unanimouslv,  adopts  resolution  of  reference  on  May  14th,  1883 
.... 1192,  "93 

Board  of  Aldermen  refuses  to  concur  in  Council  action 1255,  1256 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 


WATERS  STREET. 

S.  O.  91,  1880 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Waters  street,  from 
Stevens  street  to  McCarty  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1880-1881, 
page  158,  and  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  270. 

Estimate  ($39.38)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 573,  619 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  October,  1882 , 1226 


WEBB  STREET. 

Vacation  of  Webb  street,  and  two  alleys  on  east  and  west  sides  of  Webb  street,  so 
far  as  the  same  lie  in  Frank  &  Seiders's  Subdivision  of  lot  3  of  Schroer's  Subdivi- 
sion of  27  90-100  acres  of  e.  l/z  s.  w.  X  °f  sec-  x3j  tp«  I5»  r«  3  e. — 

For  petition  (amended  and  formal)  in  this  case,  and  first  report  from  Council  Committee  on  Streets 
and  Alleys,  see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  pages  1210  and  1262. 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  states  that  "  petitioners  have  made  the 
proper  advertisement  according  to  law,"  and  offers  and  recommends  the  adoption 
of  resolution  referring  the  case  to  the  City  Commissioners 13 

Resolution  referring  this  case  to  the  City  Commissioners  is  duly  adopted  by  the  Com- 
mon Council  on  June  5th,  1882 , 13 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  this  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 45 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  no  further  action  be  taken  in  this  matter  until 

petitioners  file  a  satisfactory  bond  for  expenses  of  case.     [Concurred  in.] 129 

Indemnifying  bond,  signed  by  Bernard  Backmann  and  Franz  Rosters,  is  submitted 

on  July  24th,  1882,  and  is  referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 247 

Aforesaid  committee  reports  that  bond  is  satisfactory,  and  recommends  that  resolution 

of  reference  be  adopted 325 

Board  of  Aldermen  adopts  resolution  on  August  14th,  1882 325,  326 

Common  Council  approves  the  indemnifying  bond  on  August  21st,  1882 352 

City  Commissioners  report  favorably  upon  the  vacation  of  Webb  street  and  the  two 

alleys,  and  assess  expenses  of  case  at  $51 708,  709 

Resolution  accepting,  adopting,  and  approving  the  findings  of  the  City  Commis- 
sioners in  this  case,  and  ordering  the  vacation  of  Webb  street  and  the  two  alleys, 
as  prayed,  is  adopted  on  December  4th  and  nth,  1882...  709,  710;  736 


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WEST  STREET. 

Si.  O.  157,  1880 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  West  street,  between 
Kentucky  avenue  and  Georgia  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

pages  271  and  272. 

Estimate  ($39.38)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 176,  231 

S.  O.  54,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  paving  with  brick,  and  curbing 
with  stone  the  west  sidewalk  of  West  street,  from  Third  street  to  Mclntyre  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  274. 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  June  I2th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 40 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 129 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

June  26th,  18S2 131 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 174 

Robert  P.  Dunning  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work....'. 223,  246 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved , 265,  312 

Estimate  ($888.76)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 574,  620 

S.  O.  55,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading  and  graveling  the  roadway  of 
West  street,  fiom  First  street  to  Mclntyre  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  274. 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  June  1 2th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 40 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 129 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it,  on 

June  26th,  1882 131 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 174 

Henry  Clay  is  awarded  the  contract  for  doing  the  proposed  work 223,  246 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 265,  312 

Estimate  ($2,699.28)  is  presented  and  is  allowed ......574,  620 

S.  O.  123,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  bowldering,  and  curbing  the 

gutters  of  West  street,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  Pratt  street  (where  not  already 

done)— 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  August 

7th,  1882 . 293 

Remonstrance  against  the  proposed  improvement,  is  presented  on  August  21st,  1882  ; 

which  is  •'  received  " 348 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  163,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

east  sidewalk  of  West  street,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  Walnut  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  September 

18th,  1882 , 445 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  October  2d,  1882 513 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  October  9th,  1882,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 525 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  passed 1023 

Aforesaid  body  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  March  26th,  1883 , 1024 


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WEST    STREET — WHEELER    STREET — WHITE    RIVER. 

Proposals  for  making  above  improvement  are  opened  and  referred 107 1 

John  C.  Shier,  jr.,  is  awarded  the  contract  fordoing  the  proposed  work 1091,  1134 

Contract  is  concurred  in  and  bond  is  approved 1 140,  1209 

Estimate  for  above  ordered  improvement  was  not  presented  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  47,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 
east  sidewalk  of  West  street,  from  McCarty  street  to  the  first  alley  north  of  Mc- 
Carty  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  Mav  7th, 

1*83 .."57 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  May  21st,  1883 1234 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  28th,  1883...  1287 
No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

George  Miller,  on  recommendation  of  the  City  Civil  Engineer,  is  permitted  to 
bowlder  the  gutter  adjacent  to  his  property  on  N.  West  street 434,  471 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  July,  1882 604 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1226 

Same,  during  November,  1882 1229 

Same,  during  December,  1882 1231 


WHEELER  STREET. 

Vacation  of  Wheeler  street,  from  south  line  of  the  first  alley  south  of  Hill  avenue  to  the 
C  ,  C,  C.  &  I.  Railroad  tracks,  and  20  feet  of  the  east  and  west  sides  of  said  street 
(leaving  a  20  foot  alley),  from  Hill  avenue  to  the  first  alley  south  of  sajd  avenue — 

Petition  in  above  case  is  presented  on  May  7th,  1883,  and  is  then  referred  to  Council 
Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 167 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  the  prayed-for  vacation  be  made,  and  offers  the 
formal  resolution  to  refer  this  case  to  the  City  Commissioners 1271 

Common  Council  adopts  the  resolution  of  reference  on  May  28th,  1883 1271,  1272 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 


WHITE  RIVER. 

Rip-rapping  1,000  feet  of  west  bank  of  this  stream,  between  Washington  and  Michigan 

streets — 

For  prior  proceedings  as  to  above  matter,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882,  page  275. 
Estimate  fori,oi6^  feet  rip-rapping,  at  $3,35  a  foot,  costing  $3,405,27,  is  presented  and 

is  allowed.'. ,v. 572,  618 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports  that  nearly  1,600  additional  feet  of  rip-rap  work  is  necessary 
to  afford  proper  prevention  of  further  loss  of  west  bank,  between  the  points  mentioned, 
and  states  that  the  sooner  such  work  is  done  the  cheaper  the  protection  can  be  made. 
[Referred  to  Board  of  Public  Improvements  and  Councilman  Harrold.") 580 

Aforesaid  official  board  and  Councilman  recommends  that  above  suggested  work  be  done, 
provided  contractor  Forrest  repair  the  existing  rip-rap  (damaged  by  recent  high  water) 
without  cost  to  city.     [Council  concurs.] 969 

Board  of  Aldermen  refers  above  matter  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  on 
Finance 1009 

Aforesaid  committees  recommend  that  Council  action  be  not  approved.  [Concurred 
in.] 1 180 


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WHITE   RIVER — WOODLAWN   AVENUE. 

Common  Council,  on  receipt  of  message  showing  foregoing  adverse  action,  refers  mat- 
ter to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  and  the  City  Civil  Engineer 1198 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports,  as  to  the  matter  of  protecting  the  east  bank  of  this  stream, 
between  the  National  Koad  and  Washington  street  bridges  [see  order  in  Journals  for 
1881-1882,  pages  1424,  1482],  as  follows:  ''The  contract  was  let,  but  the  cinders 
could  not  be  obtained.  The  bank,  at  this  point,  is  considerably  washed,  and,  cer- 
tainly, needs  protection.  I  am  informed,  however,  that,  if  the  city  will  vacate  what 
remains  of  the  street,  between  the  property  and  the  river,  the  owners  will  protect  the 
^ banks  themselves.  This  would  save  the  city  an  expenditure  of  $1,200  or  $1,500. 
[Referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys,  with  instructions  to  prepare  and  report 
the  proper  papers  for  the  vacation  of  "Water  street."] 846 

For  continuance  of  vacation  proceedings,  see  under-subject  heading  of  "Water  street,"  on  page  242, 

ante. 

City  Civil  Engineer  reports  that  the  water-guage  had  been  removed  from  the  east  abut- 
ment of  the  White  River  bridge ;  states  that  the  missing  guage  is  important  to  his 
Department;  and  asks  that  he  be  authorized  to  re-place  the  same.  [Asked-for 
authority  is  given.] 846,  877 


WILKENS  STREET. 

Street  Commissioner  is  orderd,  by  Board  of  Aldermen,  to  clean  the  gutters  of  this  street, 
between  Chesnut  and  Mulberry  streets 563 

Council  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys  recommends  concurrence  in  above  Aldermanic 
action.     [Approved.] 819 


WILLARD  STREET. 
Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 650 

WOODLAWN  AVENUE. 

Extension  of  Woodlawn  avenue,  from  Dillon  street  to  Elk  street — 

Petition  in  this  case  is  presented  to  Common  Council  on  February  5th,  1883,  and  is 

referred  to  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 864 

Aforesaid  committee  makes  a  favorable  report,  and  offers  the  resolution  to  refer  this 

case  to  the  City  Commissioners 895 

Resolution  of  reference  is  adopted  by  Common  Council  on  February  19th,  1883..895 
Board  of  Aldermen  postpones  action  "until  a  proper  bond  is  filed  indemnifying  the 

city  against  the  payment  of  cost" 908 

Above  matter  is   taken   up  on   May  7th,  1883,  and  is  then  referred   to  Aldermanic 

Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 180 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  Council  action   be  approved  as  soon  as  the 

parties  interested  file  the  proper  bond.     [Concurred  in.] 1264 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  case  during  year  1882-1883. 

S.  O.  63,  1 88 1 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Woodlawn  avenue 
from  Dillon  street  to  Linden  street — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  276. 

Estimate  (#157.52)  is  presented  and  is  allowed 176,  231 


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WOODLAWN   AVENUE — YEISER   STREET. 

S.  O.  174,  1882 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  grading,  and  paving  with  brick,  the 

sidewalks  of  Woodlawn  avenue,  from  Dillon  street  to  Linden  street — 
Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  and  is  read  for  the  first  time,  on  October 

16th,  1883 547 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 

on  April  23d,  1883 1115 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance   for   the   first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 

then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Streets  and  Alleys 1 176,  1178 

Aforesaid  committee  recommends  that  ordinance  be  amended  so  as  to  provide  for 

paving  the  south  sidewalk  only.     [Concurred  in.] 1216 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  September,  1882 702 


WORKHOUSE. 

Councilman  Dean,  Rev.  O.  C.  McCulloch,  and  John  H.  Holliday,  of  Select  Com- 
mittee to  confer  with  County  Commissioners  as  to  the  erection  of  a  joint  City  and 
County  Workhouse  [see  Journals  for  1881-1882,  page  135 1],  report  that  there  is 
no  law  under  which  such  workhouse  can  be  established ;  that  investigation  of  the 
subject  shows  there  is  a  great  necessity  for  such  an  institution ;  and  recommend 
that  the  City  Attorney  prepare  a  bill,  and  present  same  to  the  Legislature,  em- 
powering the  city  authorities  to  establish  such  a  workhouse.  [Referred  to  Select 
Committee  on  Legislative  matters.] 792 


WRIGHT   STREET. 

Board  of  Health  condemns  this  street,  from  Coburn  street  to  first  alley  south  thereof, 
as  being  injurious  to  public  health.  [Referred  to  Council  Committee  on  Streets 
and  Alleys] 75 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  October,  1882 1226 


YANDES  STREET. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882.'.. 650 

Same,  during  October,  1882 1226 


YEISER  STREET. 

S.  O.  79,  1881 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Yeiser  street,  between 
East  street  and  Madison  avenue  — 

For  prior  proceedings  had  relative  to  above  entitled  ordinance,  see  Indexical  Digest  for  1881-1882, 

page  277. 

Council  Committee  on  Public  Light  recommends  that  this  ordinance  be  stricken 
from  the  files;  which  is  done,  by  concurrence  in  foregoing  recommendation,  on 

December  4th,  1882 711 

See  S.  O.  is,  1883,  next  following. 


248  An  Indexical  Digest  to  Journals  of  [1&82-1883 


YEISER    STREET. 

S.  O.  12,  1883 — An  Ordinance  to  provide  for  the  erection  of  lamp-posts,  lamps,  and 
fixtures  (complete  to  burn  gas,  except  the  service-pipes),  on  Yeiser  street,  between 
Madison  avenue  and  East  street — 

Above  entitled  ordinance  is  introduced,  with  a  petition  therefor,  and  is  read  for  the 
first  time,  on  March  19th,  1883 986,  987 

Common  Council  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  second  and  third  times,  and  passes  it, 
on  April  23d,  1883 1118 

Board  of  Aldermen  reads  this  ordinance  for  the  first  time  on  May  7th,  1883,  and 
then  refers  same  to  its  Committee  on  Public  Light i'77.  1 178 

Aforesaid  committee  returns  ordinance  by  a  verbal  report  and  without  recommen- 
dation  1263 

No  further  action  was  had  on  above  ordinance  during  year  1882-1883. 

Repair  work  done  on  this  street,  during  August,  1882 650 


Table  of  Ordinances  for  1882-1883.  249 


TABLE  OF  ORDINANCES. 


GENERAL   ORDINANCES. 

Remaining  on  files  at  end  of  year  1881-1882 39 

Introduced  during  year  1882-1883 74 

113 

Passed  during  year  1882-1883 33 

Stricken  from  files  during  year  1882-1883 , 23 

56 

Remaining  on  files  at  end  of  year  1882-1883 57 

General  Ordinances  passed  during  year — 

Auctions  and  Auctioneers — G.  Os.  16,  59,  and  74,  1882. 

Buildings — G.  Os.  15  and  36,  1882. 

City  Buildings— G.  O.  62,  1882;  G.  Os.  14  and  31,  1883. 

City  Officers,  General— G.  O.  33,  1883. 

Electric  Light  and  Power— G.  O.  33,  1882. 

Exhibitions— G.  O.  56,  1882;  G.  O.  11,  1883. 

Firearms,  Gunpowder,  etc, — G.  Os.  8  and  71,  1882. 

Public  Health  and  Comfort— G.  O.  28,  1883. 

Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks — G.  O.  57,  1881  ;  G.  Os.  13,  22,  40,  42,   55,  and 

61,  1882;  G.  Os.  1,  2,  4,  19,  20,  and  22,  1883. 
Sewers  and  Drainage — G.  O.  42,  1882;  G.  O.  9,  1883. 
Taxes— G.  O.  68,  1882;  G.  O.  13,  1883. 
Telegraph  Lines— G.  O.  33,  1882. 
Telephone  Lines — G.  O.  33,  1882. 
Time- Warrants  for  1883— G.  O.  83,  1882. 

General  Ordinances  stricken  from  the  Files  during  year — 

Auctions  and  Auctioneers — G.  Os.  79  and  80,  1882. 

City  Buildings— G.  Os.  51  and  60,  1882;  G.  O.  7,  1883. 

Electric  Light  and  Power — G.  O.  32,  1882. 

Exhibitions— G.  O.  48,  1882. 

Licenses— G.  O.  44,  1881. 

Markets,  Market-Houses,  and  Sales— G.  O.  25,  1883. 

Official  Boards— G.  O   76,  1882. 

Public  Charities— G.  O.  49,  1881. 

Public  Health  and  Comfort — G.  Os.  49  and  59,  1882. 

Public  Vehicles— G.  O.  43,  1882. 

Railroad  Lines  and  Switch-Tracks — G.  Os.  54,  and  67,  1881 ;  G.  Os.  10  and  39,  1882. 

Sinking  Fund— G.  O.  63,  1882. 

Street-Railways— G.  O.  65,  1882. 

Telegraph  Companies — G.  Os.  23,  24,  32,  and  78,  1882. 

32 


250  Table  of  Ordinances  for  1882-1883. 


GENERAL    ORDINANCES — APPROPRIATION    ORDINANCES. 

General  Ordinances  remaining  on  the  Files  at  end  of  year — 

Advertising— G.  O.  37,  1882. 

Animals  and  Fowls— G.  Os.  14,  50,  53,  58,  and  64,  1882;   G.  O.  27,  1883. 

Auctions  and  Auctioneers — G.  O.  82,  1882. 

Buildings— G.  O.  70,  1881 ;  G.  Os.  9  and  77^  1882 ;  G.  O.  34,  1883. 

City  Buildings— G.  O.  85,  1882;  G.  O.  8,  1883. 

City  Hospital  and  Branch— G.  O.  3,  1883. 

Contracts  and  Contractors — G.  O.  66,  1882. 

Delaware  street— G.  O.  30,  1883. 

Electric  Light  and  Power — G.  Os.  34  and  73.  1882. 

Exhibitions — G.  Os.  52  and  70  [72],  1882. 

Firearms,  Gunpowder,  etc. — G.  O;  57,  1882. 

Licenses — G,  O.  59,   1882. 

Markets,  Market-Houses,  and  Sales— G.  O.  5,  1879;  O.  O.  72,  1881. 

Meridian  street — G.  Os.  12  and  30,  1883. 

Official  Boards— G.  Os.  23  and  26,  1883, 

Public  Health  and  Comfort— G.  Os.  69  and  70,  1882;  G.  Os.  21  and  28,  1883. 

Public  Light— G.  O.  73,  1882. 

Public  Vehicles— G.  O.  10,  1883. 

Railroad    Lines   and  Switch-Tracks — G.  O.  59,  1881  ;    G.  Os.  5,  20,  54,  67,  and  81, 

1882;  G.  Os.  1,  2,  and  32,  1883. 
Street-Railways — G.  O.  75,  1882;  G.  Os.  5,  6  (original),  18  (original),  and   18  (title 

and  text  of  G.  O.  6,  1883,  substituted  for  title  and  text  of  G.  O.  18,  1883,  by  Board 

of  Aldermen),  1883. 
Streets,  Alleys,  Sidewalks,  etc. — G  O.  84,  1882;  G.  Os.  17,  29,  and  35,  1883. 
Telegraph  Companies — G.  Os.  15  and  16,  1883. 
Telephone  Companies — G.  Os.  4  and  25,  1882. 
Water  and  Water  Company— G.  O.  47,  1882  ;  G.  O.  24,  1883. 


APPROPRIATION  ORDINANCES. 

Remaining  on  files  at  end  of  year  1881-1882 00 

Introduced  during  year  1882-1883 88 

88 

Passed  during  year  1882-1883 .     82 

Stricken  from  files  during  year  1882-1883 3 

J$5 

Remaining  on  files  at  end  of  year  1882-1883 3 

Appropriation   Ordinances  passed  during  year — 

Accounts  and  Claims — Ap.  Os.  35,  41,  47,  55,  63,  66,  and  74,  1882;  Ap.  Os.  4,  11,  18 

27,  33,  and  35,  1883. 
Board  of  Public  Improvements — Ap.  Os.  43,  49,  50,  51,  59,  and  70,  1882;   Ap.  Os.  6, 

13.  20»  37,  and  42,  1883. 
City  Hospital  and  Branch — Ap.  Os.  ^  39)  45>  53,  61,  67,  and  72,  1882;  Ap.  Os.  2, 

9,  16,  23,  25,  32,  and  36,  1883. 
City  Officers,  General — Ap.  Os  37,  58,  and  77,  1882;  Ap.  O.  22,  1883, 
Fire  Department — Ap.  Os.  32,  38,  44,  52,  60,  65,  and  71,  1882  ;  Ap.  6s.  1,  8,  15,  24, 

29,  and  34,  1883. 
Police  Department — Ap.  Os.  34,  40,  46,  54,  62,  68,  and  73,  1882  ;  Ap.  Os.  2,  10,  17,  26, 

31,  and  38,  1883. 
Printing,  Stationery,  and  Advertising — Ap.  Os.  36,  42,  48,  56,  64,  69,  and  75,  1882; 

Ap.  Os.  5,  12,  19,  and  28,  1883. 
Sewers— Ap.  O.  57,  1882;  Ap.  Os.  7  and  21,  1883. 


Table  of  Ordinances  for  1 88 2- 1 883 .  251 

APPROPRIATION    ORDINANCES— SPECIAL    ( STREET-IMPROVEMENT)    ORDINANCES. 

Appropriation   Ordinances  stricken  Jrom  the  Files  during  year — 

Animals  and  Fowls — Ap.  O.  41,  1883. 

Board  of  Health— Ap.  O.  40,  1883. 

Board  of  Public  Improvements  — Ap.  O.  76,  1882. 

Appropriation   Ordinances  remaining  on  the  Files  at  end  of  year — 

Board  of  Public  Improvements— Ap.  Os.  14  and  30,  1883. 
City  Hospital  and  Branch  —Ap   O.  39,  1883. 

SPECIAL  (PUBLIC  GAS-LAMP)  ORDINANCES. 

Remaining  on  files  at  end  of  year  1881-1882 6 

Introduced  during  year  1882-1883 17 

23 

Passed  during  year  1882-1883 7 

Stricken  from  files  during  year  1882-1883 00 

Remaining  on  files  at  end  of  year  1882-1883 16 

Ordinances  passed  during  year — 

Broadway  street — S.  O.  140,  1882. 
English  avenue— S.  O.  149,  1882. 
Home  avenue — S.  O.  139,  1882. 
Meridian  street— S.  O.  53,  1882. 
Seventh  street— S.  O.  118,  1882. 
Spann  avenue — S.  O.  35,  1882. 
Wabash  street— S.  O.  166,  1881. 

Ordinances  remaining  on  the  Files  at  end  of  year — 

Agnes  street — S.  O.  50,  1878. 

Beaty  street— S.  O.  7,  1883. 

Bellefontaine  avenue — S.  O.  80,  1882. 

California  street— S.  O.  52,  1883. 

Eighth  street— S.  O.  2,  1883. 

Ellsworth  street— S.  O.  117,  1882. 

Helen  street — S.  O.  173,  1882. 

Linden  street— S.  O.  175,  1882. 

Mississippi  street— S.  O.  21,  1883. 

New  Jersey  street— S.  O.  165,  1882;  S.  O.  57,  1883. 

Park  avenue — S.  Os„  3  and  60,  1883. 

Pennsylvania  street — S.  O.  119,  1881. 

Pleasant  street— S.  O.  40,  1883. 

Sullivan  street— S.  O.  8,  1883." 

SPECIAL  (STREET-IMPROVEMENT)  ORDINANCES. 

Remaining  on  files  at  end  of  year  1881-1882 ■. 35 

Introduced  during  year  1882-1883 156 

191 

Passed  during  year  1882-1883 98 

Stricken  from  files  during  year  1882-1883 39 

137 

Remaining  on  files  at  end  of  year  1882-1883 54 


252  Table  of  Ordinances  for  1882-1883. 

SPECIAL    (STREET-IMPROVEMENT)    ORDINANCES. 

Ordinances  passed  during  year — 

Alabama  street — S.  O.  105,  1882. 

Alleys— S.  Os.  60,  63,  68,  71,  73,  78,  83,  84,  85,  89,  93,  95.  96,  100,  115,  122,  153,  162, 

166,  and  176,  1882. 
Arch  street— S.  O.  65,  1882. 
Ash  street— S.  O.  36,  1883. 
Blackford  street — S.  O.  172,  18S2. 
Blake  street— S.  O.  57,  1882, 
Bradshaw  street — S.  O.  24,  1883. 
Broadway  street — S.  Os.  90  and  134,  1882. 
Buchanan  street — S.  O.  157,  1882. 
Central  avenue — S.  Os.  131  and  132,  1882. 
Cherry  street— S.  O.  148,  1882. 
College  avenue — S.  O.  133,  1882. 
Columbia  avenue — S.  O.  178,  1882. 
Cruse  street — S.  Os.  126  and  127,  1882. 
Daugherty  street — S.  O.  23,  1883. 
Delaware  street — S.  Os.  82  and  120,  1882. 
Deloss  street— S.  O.  in,  1882. 
Dillon  street— S.  O.  114,  1882. 
Elm  street— S.  O.  143,  1882. 
Fayette  street— S.  O.  28,  1883. 
Georgia  street — S.  Os.  103  and  158,  1882. 
Greer  street— S.  O.  22,  1883. 
Highland  street— S.  O.  48,  1883. 
Hill  avenue — S.  O.  72,  1882. 
Holmes  street — S.  O.  25,  1883. 
Hosbrook  street — S.  O.  142,  1882. 
Huron  street — S.  O.  144,  1882. 
Illinois  street — S.  Os.  104  and  108,  1882. 
Indiana  avenue — S.  Os.  94  and  155,  1882;  S.  O.  49,  1883. 
Lexington  avenue — S.  O.  152,  1882. 
Liberty  street — S.  O.  156,  1882. 
Louisiana  street — S.  O.  159,  1882. 
McCarty  street— S.  O.  70,  1882. 
Maryland  street — S.  Os.  107  and  113,  1882. 
Michigan  street — S.  O.  92,  1882. 
Minnesota  street — S.  O.  106,  1882. 
Mississippi  street — S.  Os.  22  and  59,  1882. 
Missouri  street — S.  O.  161,  1882. 
National  Road  street — S.  O.  no,  1882. 
New  York  street— S.  Os.  74  and  76,  1882. 
Noble  street— S.  O.  109,  1882. 
North  street— S.  Os.  98,  116,  and  167,  1882. 
Oak  street—  S.  O.  146,  1882. 
Ohio  street— S.  O.  151,  1882. 
Pennsylvania  street— S.  O.  121,  1882. 
Peru  street- S.  O.  9,  1883. 
Pine  street— S.  O.  66,  1882. 
Pleasant  street— S.  O.  67,  1882. 
Pratt  street— S.  O.  58,  1882. 
Sewers — S.  Os.  141  and  160,  1882. 

St.  Clair  street— S.  O.  64,  1882;  S.  Os.  13  and  17,  1883. 
St.  Joseph  street— S.  O.  99,  1882. 
Shelby  street— S.  Os.  56  and  91,  1882. 
Stevens  street— S.  O.  69,  1882. 


Table  of  Ordinances  for  1 882-1 883.  253 


SPECIAL    (STREET-IMPROVEMENT)    ORDINANCES. 

Sullivan  street— S.  O.  79,  1882. 

Tennessee  street — S   O.  86,  1882. 

Vermont  street— S.  Os.  75  and  87,  1882  ;   S.  O.  10,  1883. 

West  street — S.  Os  54,  55,  and  163,  1882. 

Ordinances  stricken  from  the  Files  during  year — 

Alleys— S.  Os.  172  and  177,  1881;  S.  Os.  I,  28,  and   29,  1882. 

Broadway  street— S.  Os.  162  and    169,  1881  ;  S.  O.  23,  1882. 

California  street — S.  O.  125,  1882. 

Central  avenue — S.  Os.  129  and   130,  1882. 

College  avenue — S.  O.  12,  1882. 

Davidson  street — S.  O.  27,  1883. 

Delaware  street — S.  O.  81,  1882. 

Elm  street— S.  O.  62,  1882. 

English  avenue — S.  O.  43,  1881. 

Fayette  street— S.  O.  164,  1882. 

Fletcher  avenue— S.  O.  100,  1881 ;  S.  O.  6,  1882. 

Highland  street — S.  Os.  10,  11,  46,  47,  and  77,  1882. 

Home  avenue — S.  O.  181,  1881. 

Illinois  street — S.  Os.  112  and    113,  1881  ;  S.  O.  16,  1882. 

Indiana  avenue — S.  Os.  IOI  and  150,  1882. 

McCarty  street— S.  O.  124,  1881. 

Michigan  street — S.  O.  2,  1882. 

North  street— S.  O.  24,  1882. 

Ohio  street— S.  O.  48.  1882. 

Park  avenue — S.  O.  147,  1882. 

Shelby  street— S.  O.  167,  1 881. 

Sixth  street— S.  O.  20,  1883. 

Stevens  street— S.  O.  168,  1881. 

Washington  street — S.  O.  159,  1881, 

Ordinances  remaining  on  the  Files  at  end  of  year — 

Alleys— S.  Os.  1,  4,  26,  30,  32,  34,  and  58,  1883. 

Bellefontaine  avenue — S.  O.  119,  1882. 

Broadway  street— S.  O.  19,  1883. 

Brookside  avenue — S.  O.  169,  1882. 

Cherry  street— S.  O.  38,  1883. 

College  avenue — S.  O.  97,  1882. 

Delaware  street — S.  Os.  6  and  20,  1883. 

East  street— S.  O.  18,  1883. 

English  avenue— S.  O.  11,  1883. 

Garden  street — S.  O.  41,  1883. 

Highland  street— S.  O.  88,  1882. 

Indiana  avenue — S.  Os.  53  and  54,  1883. 

Liberty  street — S.  Os.  42  and  44,  1883. 

Linden  street— S.  O.  135,  1882. 

Lockerbie  street — S.  O.  43,  1882. 

McCarty  street — S.  O.  46,  1883. 

Market  street— S.  O.  177,  1882. 

Meridian  street— S.  O.  117,  1881. 

Merrill  street— S.  O.  170,  1882. 

Michigan  street — S.  O.  138,  1882. 

Mississippi  street — S.  O.  112,  1882. 

Morris  street— S.  O.  14,  1883. 

New  Jersey  street — S.  O.  59,  1883. 

New  York  street— S.  O.  55,  1883. 


254  Table  of  Ordinances  for  1882-188 3. 


SPECIAL    (STREET-IMPROVEMENT)    ORDINANCES. 


Ohio  street— S.  Os.  136  and  137,  1882;  S.  O.  56,  1883. 

Olive  street— S  O.  154,  1882. 

Park  avenue — S.  Os.  37  and  39,  1883. 

Peru  street— S.  O.  35,  1883. 

Rose  Lane— S.  O.  168,  1882. 

Ruckle  street— S.  O.  31,  1883. 

Sewers— S.  O.  145,  1882;   S.  Os.  15,  16,  33.  and  45,  1883. 

Shelby  street— S.  O.  171,  1882. 

Sixth  street— S.  O.  50,  1883. 

South  street— S.  O.  5,  1883. 

Spring  street — S.  O.  128,  1882. 

Tennessee  street — S.  O    124,  1882. 

Wabash  street— S.  O.  102,  1882. 

Washington  street — S.  O.  51,  1883. 


SUMMARY  STATEMENT. 

Total  ordinances  remaining  on  files  at  end  of  year  1881-1882.... *     80 

Introduced  during  year  1 882-1883 335 

415 

Passed  during  year  1882- 1883 221 

Stricken  from  files  during  year  1882-1883 64 

285 

Remaining  on  files  at  end  of  year  1882-1883 130 


Calendar  of  Sessions 


1882=1883. 


256  Calendar  of  Sessions  for  1 8  8  2  - 1 8  %  3 . 


CALENDAR  OF  SESSIONS. 


COMMON  COUNCIL. 


1882. 

1.  June  5 — Regular I  to  28 

2.  June  9 — Adjourned 29  to  32 

3.  June  13 — Adjourned 55  to  59 

4.  June  19 — Regular 69  to  90 

5.  June  26 — Adjourned 91  to  118 

6.  July  3 — Regular 139  to  156 

7.  July  17— Regular *73  to  219 

8.  July  19— Called 221  to  224 

9.  August  7 — Regular 25710  304 

10  August  16 — Special  331 

If.  August  21— Regular 335  to  357 

12.  September  4 — Regular 379  to  405 

13.  September  11— Called 407  to  410 

14.  September  18 — Regular 42910  455 

15.  September  25 — Called '. 457  to  465 

16.  October  2 — Regular 48910  514 

17.  October  16— Regular 4 533  to  550 

.8.  November  6— Regular.. 567 

19.  November  9 — Adjourned 569 

20.  November  13 — Adjourned 571  to  614 

21.  November  20 — Regular 635  to  664 

22.  November  27 — Adjourned.. 671 

23.  December  4 — Regular...  68510  724 

24.  December  18 — Regular 749  to  764 

1883. 

25.  January  I — Regular 777 

26.  January  5 — Adjourned 779  to  799 

27.  January  15 — Regular 811  to  825 

28.  February  5 — Regular 841  to  871 

29.  February  19 — Regular 885  to  902 

30.  March  5 — Regular 915  to  933 

31.  March  8 — Adjourned 937  to  946 

32.*  March  19 — Regular , 963  to  996 

33.  March  26 — Adjourned... 997  to  1003 

34.  April  2 — Regular 1027  to  1055 


35- 
36. 
37- 
38. 
39- 
4o. 


Calendar  of  Sessions  for  1 8 8  2 - 1 8  8 3 . 


257 


COMMON    COUNCIL— HOARD    OF    ALDERMEN. 

April  16— Regular ' 1071  to  1087 

April  23— Called 1089  to  1120 

May  7— Regular "39  to  Il69 

May  14— Regular 1185  to  1206 

May  21— Regular 1219  to  1245 

May  28— Regular '. 1267  to  1279 


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8. 

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10. 
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12. 

13. 

14. 

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16. 

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BOARD  OF  ALDERMEN. 

1882. 

June  12 — Regular 33  to  54 

June  13 — Adjourned. 61  to  68 

June  26 — Regular 119  to  138 

July  10— Regular 157  to  172 

July  19 — Adjourned 225  to  228 

July  24— Regular 229  to  253 

August  7 — Called 305  to  310 

August  14 — Regular 311  to  327 

August  16 — Special 333 

August  28 — Regular ..   359  to  378 

September  11— Regular , 411 

September  14 — Adjourned 413  to  428 

September  25 — Regular 46710  487 

October  9  —Regular 515  to  531 

October  23 — Regular 551  to  565 

November  13— Regular.. 615  to  633 

November  20 — Called 665  to  669 

November  27 — Regular 673  to  684 

December  11 — Regular.    725  to  748 

December  27 — Regular 765  to  775 

1883. 

JanuaryS — Regular 801  to    810 

January  22 — Regular.... 827  to    839 

February  12 — Regular . 873  to     884 

February  26 — Regular 903  to    913 

March  6 — Called.. 935  and  936 

March  12 — Regular 947  to     961 

March  26 — Regular 1005  to  1025 

April  9— Regular 10S7  to  1069 

April  23 — Regular 1 1 21  to  1 138 

May  7 — Regular 1171  to  1 183 

May  14 — Regular 1 207  to  121 8 

May  21  —  Regular 1249  to  1266 

May  28 — Regular 1281  to  1294 

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258  Calendar  of  Sessions  for  1882-1883. 


BOARD  OF  EQUALIZATION. 

1882* 

1.  August  7 — First  Session 255  and  256 

2.  August  16 — Second  Session 329  and  330 


JOINT  CONVENTION. 
4th  Session  (May  21st,  1883) 1247  and  1248 


Journals  of  Proceedings 


1882-1883 


CITY  OF  INDIANAPOLIS,  INDIANA. 


JOURNAL    OF    PROCEEDINGS 


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Proceedings  of  Common  Council 


REGULAR  SESSION— June  5,    1882. 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  June  5th,  A.  D.  1882,  at  eight  o'clock,  in 
regular  session. 

Present — Hon.  Daniel  W.  Grubbs,  Mayor,  and  ex  officio,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  Chair,  and  22  members — viz:  Councilmen  Brundage,  Bryce, 
Caylor,  Cole,  Coy,  Dowling,  Egger,  Fultz,  Harrold,  Hartmann,  Knodel,  Roller, 
Mauer,  Morrison,  Pearson,  Pritchard,  Keichwein,  Stout,  Thalman, Ward, Weaver 
and  Yoke. 

Absent,  3 — viz :     Councilmen  Bedford,  Cowie,  and  Dean. 

OPENING  AND  REFERRING  SEALED  PROPOSALS   FOR  PUBLIC  IMPROVEMENTS. 

Sealed  proposals  for  paving  with  cedar  blocks  the  roadway  of  Meridian 
street,  and  bowldering  the  wings  of  street  and  alley  crossings  thereof, 
from  New  York  street  to  St.  Clair  street,  and  for  paving  the  roadway  of 
said  street  with  cedar  blocks,  from  St.  Clair  street  to  Seventh  street, 
were  opened,  read,  and,  on  motion  by  Councilman  Pearson,  were  re- 
ferred to  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and  City  Attorney,  to  report  next 
Friday  night;  and,  on  further  motion,  it  was  ordered  that  when  this 
Council  adjourns,  it  adjourn  to  meet  again  Friday  evening,  June  9th, 
1882,  at  eight  o'clock. 

Councilman  Pritchard  called  up  the  report  of  a  certain  special  com- 
mittee on  garbage  (see  page  1467,  ante),  and  on  motion  by  Councilman 
Thalman,  the  third  clause  of  said  report  was  adopted  by  the  following 
vote: 

S1G.  1.  [  1  ] 


2  Journal  of  Common  Council.  [Regular  Session. 

Ayes,  14 — viz:     Councilmen  Brundage,  Bryce,  Caylor,  Coy,  Fultz,  Harrold,  Hart- 

mann,  Koller,  Morrison,  Keichwein,  Stout,  Thalman,  Weaver,  and  Yoke. 
Nays,  4 — viz  :     Councilmen  Mauer,  Pearson,  Pritchard,  and  Ward. 

f  REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 

The  City  Civil  Engineer  submitted  the  following  report;  which  was  re- 
ceived, and  the  estimate  (presented  therewith)  approved: 

To  the  Mayor,  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen: 

Gentlemen: — I  herewith  report  the  accompanying  first  and  final  estimate  in  behalf 
of  J.  L.  Spaulding,  for  curbing  with  stone  the  sidewalks  of  Massachusetts  avenue 
(where  not  already  curbed),  from  Pennsylvania  street  to  New  Jersey  street — 

2,049.50  lineal  feet  at  42  cents $860  79 

Kespectfully  submitted, 

S.  H.  Shearek,  City  Civil  Engineer. 

The  following  estimate  resolution  was  read  : 

Resolved  by  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,. 
That  the  accompanying  first  and  final  estimate  in  behalf  of  J.  L.  Spaulding,  for 
curbing  with  stone  the  sidewalks  of  Massachusetts  avenue  (where  not  already 
curbed),  from  Pennsylvania  street  to  New  Jersey  street,  be,  and  the  same  is  hereby^ 
adopted  as  the  estimate  of  the  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of  said  city; 
and  that  the  property  owners  are  hereby  required  to  pay  the  sums  set  opposite  their 
respective  names. 

And  it  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  18 — viz:  Councilmen  Brundage,  Bryce,  Caylor,  Coy,  Fultz,  Harrold,  Hart- 
mann,  Koller,  Mauer,  Morrison,  Pearson,  Pritchard,  Reich wein,  Stout,  Thalman, 
Ward,  Weaver,  and  Yoke. 

Nays— None. 

The  City  Clerk  submitted  the  following  report ;  which  was  referred  to 
the  Finance  Committee : 

To  the  Mayor,  Common  Council, and  Board  of  Aldermen: 

Gentlemen: — I  herewith  submit  an  itemized  statement  showing  the  amount 
orders  drawn  on  the  city  treasury  during  the  month  of  Ma),  1882,  viz: 

Board  of  Health $     180  00 

Bridges 255  52 

City  Assessor's  Department 1,116  75 

City  Civil  Engineer's  Department 124  25 

City  Dispensary 257  95 

City  Hall 42  00 

City  Hospital  and  Branch 990  96 

Cisterns 118  93 

Fire  Department 6.269  45 

Fountains 5  12 

Garbage 450  00 

Garfield  Park 143  12 

Gas 5,233  87 

Interest  on  bonds 7,616  00 

Judgments  and  costs 1,052  66 

Markets 11  50 

Market-Masters' Fees 167  13 

Parks 289  12 

Police 4,050  0G 

Printing 273  90 


June  5, 1882.]  1                   City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.  3 

Salary 135  00 

Station  Houses 67  09 

Street  Improvements 484  69 

Street  Openings  and  Vacations 237  00 

Street  Repairs 1,331  29 

$30,903  30 

School  fund 80,277  02 

Tomlinson  estate  (repairs) 10  00 

Total i $111,190  32 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Jos.  T.  Magner,  City  Clerk. 

The  City  Treasurer  submitted  the  following  report ;  which  was  referred 
to  the  Finance  Committee  : 

Report  of  Isaac  N.  Pattison,  City  Treasurer,  for  the  month  of  May,  1882. 

receipts. 

Balance  on  hand  as  per  last  report,  May  1,  1882 $385,374  91 

From  benefits 231  00 

From  coal  licenses 6  00 

From  dray  licenses 1  00 

From  express  licenses 2  40 

From  fines  and  fees , 283  80 

From  hucksters'  licenses 6  00 

From  market- masters'  fees 315  15 

From  peddlers'  licenses 33  00 

From  promiscuous 24  00 

From  sale  of  old  material  from  Fire  Department 53  85 

From  show  licenses 155  00 

From  tapping  sewers 7  00 

From  Tax  sales 1,887  33 

From  Taxes  delinquent 6,455  70 

$394,836  14 

DISBURSEMENTS.  Z=^=^= 

For  Board  of  Health $  180  00 

For  Bridges 255  52 

For  City  Assessor's  Department  , 1,116  75 

For  City  Civil  Engineer's  Department 117  25 

For  City  Dispensary . 247  10 

For  City  Hall 42  00 

For  City  Hospital  and  Branch . 1,066  94 

For  Cisterns 118  93 

For  Fire  Department 6,067  77 

For  fountains 5  12 

For  garbage 450  00 

For  gas 5,233  87 

For  Garfield  Park 143  12 

For  interest  on  bonds 7,616  00 

For  judgments  and  costs 1,033  61 

For  markets 11  50 

For  Market-masters'  fees 167  13 

For  parks  136  62 

For  Police 4;050  00 

For  printing 272  40 

For  salary 172  50 

For  school  fund 75,300  00 


4  Journal  of  Common  Council.  [Regular  Session 

For  Station  Houses 139  96 

For  street  improvements 484  69 

For  street  openings  and  vacations 192  00 

For  street  repairs 1,395  50 

For  taxes  refunded 5  00 

Balance  on  hand  June  1, 1882 288,714  86 

$394,836  14 

TOMLINSON  ESTATE. 

Balance  on  hand  as  per  last  report,  May  1st,  1882 $    26,940  55 

From  rents 538  82 

One-third  purchase  money  for  No.  34  E.  "Washington  street 9,333  34 

$     36,812  71 

Balance  on  hand,  June  1,  1882 $36,812  71 

Kespectfully  submitted, 

I.  N.  Pattison,  City  Treasurer. 
To  Joseph  T.  Magner,  City  Clerk. 

The  City  Clerk  presented  the  following  contract  and  bond  of  Harbison 
&  Abrams;  which  was  received,  the  contract  concurred  in,  and  bond 
approved : 

This  Agreement,  made  and  entered  into  this  1st  day  of  June,  1882,  by  and  be- 
tween Harbison  &  Abrams,  of  Marion  county,  Indiana,  of  the  first  part,  and  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  said  county  and  state,  of  the  second  part; 

Witnesseth,  That  the  said  party  of  the  first  part  does  consent  and  agree  to  do  the 
work  of  posting  city  bills  in  accordance  with  the  laws  and  ordinances  governing 
such  matters,  and  to  the  satisfaction  of  the  said  party  of  the  second  part,  through 
her  proper  committees  and  city  officers,  at  the  prices  fully  set  forth  in  their  certain 
bid  hereto  attached,  marked  "  Exhibit  A,"  and  which  bid  is  made  a  part  of  this 
contract. 

This  contract  to  continue  and  be  in  force  from  the  1st  day  of  June,  1882,  to  and 
including  the  31st  day  of  May,  1883,  and  until  a  new  contract  shall  be  awarded  for 
doing  the  above  described  work.  Harbison  &  Abrams. 

Indianapolis,  May  20,  1882. 
EXHIBIT  "A." 

To  His  Honor,  the  Mayor  of  the  City,  Common  Council  and  Board  of  Aldermen : 

Gentlemen: — We  propose  to  do  the  bill  posting  for  the  City  of  Indianapolis  for 
the  prices  as  follows  : 

One  sheet  posters..., 50  cents  per  hundred. 

Half-sheet  posters 40      "       "  " 

Quarter-sheet  posters .30      "       "  " 

Election  notices,  for  each  voting  precinct... 10  cents. 

Street  improvement  notices,  including  German 30      "     per  No.  or  street. 

Notice  to  contractors .....20      "  "  " 

Harbison  &  Abrams,  City  Bill  Posters. 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents:  That  Alexander  Harbison,  Milton  Abrams, 
Samuel  N.  Bannister,  and  K.  S.  Foster,  of  the  County  of  Marion,  and  State  of  In- 
diana, are  held  and  firmly  bound  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  in  the  penal  sum  of 
five  hundred  ($500)  dollars,  the  payment  whereof,  well  and  truly  to  be  made,  we 
bind  ourselves,  our  heirs,  executors,  and  administrators,  firmly  by  these  presents. 


Jane  5, 1882. j  City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.  5 

The  conditions  of  this  obligation  are  such,  that  if  the  above  bound  Harbison  & 
Abrams  shall  faithfully  comply  with  the  foregoing  contract,  and  fulfill  all  the  con- 
ditions and  stipulations  therein  contained,  according  to  the  true  intent  and  mean- 
ing thereof,  then  this  obligation  to  be  void;  otherwise  to  remain  in  full  force  and 
virtue  in  law. 
"Witness  our  hands  and  seals  this  1st  day  of  June,  1882. 

Harbison  &  Abrams. 
Samuel  N.  Bannister. 
R.  S.  Foster. 

The  City  Clerk  presented  the  following  contract  and  bond  of  W.  R. 
Holloway ;  which  was  received,  the  contract  concurred  in,  and  bond 
approved : 

This  agreement,  made  and  entered  into  this  31st  day  of  May,  1882,  by  and  be- 
tween William  R.  Holloway,  publisher  of  the  Indianapolis  Times,  of  Indianapolis, 
Marion  county,  Indiana,  of  the  first  part,  and  the  city  of  Indianapolis,  of  said 
county  and  State,  of  the  second  part, 

Witnesseth:  That  the  said  party  of  the  first  part  do  covenant  and  agree  to  do 
the  public  advertising  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  in  the  Indianapolis  Daily 
Times  for  twenty  (20)  cents  per  square  (240  ems  nonpareil),  each  insertion,  as  set 
forth  in  his  bid,  marked  "Exhibit  A,"  which  is  made  a  part  of  this  agreement;  such 
work  to  be  performed  to  the  satisfaction  of  the  Committees  on  Printing  of  said  Com- 
mon Council  and  Board