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COMMON   COUNCIL 


City  of  Indianapolis 

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MARTIN  J.   MURPHY,  President. 

EMIL,  C.   RASSMANN,  Vice-President. 

RANDALL  J.  ABRAMS,  City  Clerk. 


INDIANAPOLIS : 

SENTINEL  PRINTING  COMPANY,   PRINTERS  AND  BINDERS. 
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Roster  of  City  Officers  and  Official  Boards 


As  Provided  for  by  the  Following  Entitled  Act  of  the  General   As- 
sembly of  the  State  of  Indiana,  Approved  March  6,  1891: 

"  An  Act  concerning  the  incorporation  and  government  of  cities  having  more  than 
one  hundred  thousand  population  according  to  the  last  preceding  United 
States  census,  and  matters  connected  therewith,  and  declaring  an  emergency.  " 


CITY  OFFICIALS. 

Mayor THOMAS  L.  SULLIVAN. 

City  Clerk K.  J.  ABRAMS. 

Deputy  City  Clerk THOMAS  G.  HEDIAN. 

Judge  of  Police  Court E.  C.  BUSKIRK. 

City  Comptroller WILLIAM  W.  WOOLLEN. 

Deputy  City  Comptroller W.  C.  TARKINGTON, 

City  Attorney LEON  O.  BAILEY. 

(Term  expired  Jan.  1st,  1893.) 
AQUILLA  Q.  JONES. 

(Appointed.) 

City  Civil  Engineer H.  A.  MANSFIELD. 

Assistant  City  Civil  Engineer W.  T.  ALLEN. 

City  Street  Commissioner PATRICK  HARROLD. 

(Term  expired  Jan.  1st,  1893.) 
MICHAEL  J.  BURNS. 

(Appointed.   Resigned  June  1st,  1893. 
M.  B.  McGETTIGAN. 

(Appointed  to  succeed.) 
City  Building  Inspector M.  G.  FITCHEY. 


MEMBERS  OF  OFFICIAL  BOARDS. 


BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  SAFETY. 

Chairman EDWARD  HAWKINS. 

W.  A.  SULLIVAN,      R.  F.  CATTERSON, 
Clerk > JOHN  L.  F.  STEEG. 

(Resigned  March  1st,  1893.) 
RICHARD  HERRICK. 

(Appointed  to  succeed.) 

BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  WORKS. 

Chairman A.  W.  CONDUITT. 

A.  SCHERRER,      M.  M.  DEFREES, 
Clerk B.  F.  PARKER. 

BOARD  OF  HEALTH. 

President FRANK  M.  MORRISON,  M.  D. 

Secretary GEORGE  J.  COOK,  M.  D. 

ALLISON  MAXWELL,  M.  D. 
Clerk W.  C.  RIPLEY. 


INDIAN*  UNIVERSITY 

INDIANAPOLIS  LAW  SCHOOL 

LIBRARY 


Officers  and  Members  Common  Council 


President MAETIN  J.  MUEPHY. 

Vice-Ppesident EMIL  C.  EASSMANN. 

Clerk E.  J.  ABEAMS. 

Sergeant FEANK  SCHWAB. 

COUNCILMEN-AT-LARGE. 

HENEY  W.  LAUT,  FEEDEEICK  SCHEADEE, 

JOHN  B.  McGUFFIN,  EOBEET  C.  McGILL, 

EDWAED  J.  SHEEEE,  (Died  May  7th,  1893.) 

MAETIN  J.  MUEPHY,  HENEY  F.  HABENEY. 

(Elected  to  succeed.) 

COUIMCILMEN. 

First  Ward THOMAS  B.  LINN. 

Second  Ward    ...'.' JOHN  E.  ALLEN. 

Third  Ward A.  A.  YOUNG. 

Fourth  Ward JOHN    A.  PUEYEAE. 

Fifth  Ward JAMES  H.  COSTELLO. 

Sixth  Ward WILLIAM  H.  COOPEE. 

Seventh  Ward JOSEPH  L.  GASPEE. 

Eighth  Ward EMIL  C.  EASSMANN. 

Ninth  Ward JOHN  F.  WHITE 

Tenth  Ward GEOEGE  E.  COLTEE. 

Eleventh  Ward P.  J.  EYXAN. 

Twelfth  Ward CHAELES  A.  GAUSS. 

Thirteenth  Ward OLAF  E.  OLSEN. 

(Resigned.) 

CHAS.  P.  FEOSCHAUEE. 

(Elected  Nov.  10.  1892.) 

Fourteenth  Ward   ' ANTON  SCHMIDT. 

Fifteenth  Ward HENEY  F.  HOLLOEAN. 

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Standing  Committees. 


1.     Accounts  and  Claims. 
Councilmen  Olsen,  McGuffin  and  Puryear. 

2.    Contracts  and  Franchises. 
Councilmen  Ryan,  Sherer,  McGill,  Cooper,  Holloran,  Gauss  and  Allen. 

3.    Elections. 
Councilmen  McGuffin,  Laut  and  Linn. 

4.    Fees  and  Salaries. 
Councilmen  Holloran,  White  and  Gasper. 

5.     Finance. 
Councilmen  Eassmann,  Eyan,  Laut,  Gasper,  Costello,  Sherer  and  Cooper. 

6.  Judiciary. 
Councilmen  McGill,  Eassmann  and  Young. 

7.  Ordinances. 
Councilmen  Schrader,  Gasper  and  Costello. 

8.     Printing. 
Councilmen  Schmidt,  Olsen  and  Puryear. 

9.  Public  Health. 
Councilmen  Laut,  McGuffin  and  Linn. 

10.  Public  Morals. 
Councilmen  White,  Gauss  and  Linn. 

11.     Public  Property  and  Improvements. 
Councilmen  Colter,  Schrader  and  Young. 

12.    Public  Safety  and  Comfort. 
Councilmen  Sherer,  McGill  and  Allen. 

13.     Eailroads. 
Councilmen  Gauss,  Colter  and  Cooper. 

14.     Rules. 
Councilmen  Murphy,  White  and  Young. 

15.    Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys. 
Councilmen  Costello,  Schmidt  and  Young. 


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Calendar  of  Sessions  for  1892  and  1893. 


COMMON  COUNCIL. 

PAGE. 

Kegular  session January  7,  1892 1 

Kegular  session January  18,  1892 11 

Kegular  session February  1,  1892 13 

Kegular  session February  15,  1892 25 

Kegular  session March  7,  1892 29 

Special  session March  10,  1892 41 

Adjourned  session March  14,  1892 47 

Kegular  session March  21,  1892     51 

Special  session March  28,  1892 55 

Kegular  session April  4,  1892 57 

Special  session April  12,  1892. 65 

Special  session April  19,  1892 69 

Kegular  session May  2,  1892 75 

Special  session May  6,  1892 93 

Kegular  session May  16,  1892 95 

Adjourned  session May  23,  1892 105 

Special  session    . June  2,  1892 113 

Kegular  session June  6,  1892 115 

Kegular  session July  18,  1892 123 

Special  session July  25,  1892 130 

Regular  session August  1,  1892  . 133 

Kegular  session August  15,  1892 135 

Special  session August  23, 1892 141 

Kegular  session September  5,  1892 146 

Special  session September  12,  1892 147 

Regular  session September  19,  1892 152 

Special  session September  27,  1892 194 

Special  session September  28,  1892 198 

Regular  session October  3,  1892 200 

Regular  session October  17,  1892 203 

Special  session October  29,  1892 209 

Special  session November  10,  1892  .    .    .        213 

Special  session November  11,  1892 215 

Regular  session November  21,  1892 217 

Regular  session December  5,  1892      221 

Regular  session December  19,  1892 233 


viii  Calendars  of  Sessions. 


PAGE. 

Special  session January  3,  1893 243 

Regular  session January  16,  1893 2-47 

Regular  session February  6,  1893 255 

Regular  session February  20,  1893 269 

Regular  session March  6,  1893 275 

Regular  session March  20,  1893 287 

Regular  session April  3,  1893 303 

Regular  session April  17,  1893    . 315 

Special  session    .......    .  April  21,  1893  .    .    . 323 

Special  session April  24,  1893 329 

Special  session April  25,  1893 349 

Regular  session May  1,  1893 355 

Special  session    .    . May  2,  1893 361 

Special  session    ........  May  8,  1893 363 

Regular  session May  15,  1893 367 

Special  session    .    . May  23,  1893 379 

Special  session    . May  24,  1893 382 

Regular  session June  5,  1893 387 

Regular  session  .    ......    .  June  19,  1893 399 

Regular  session July  3,  1893 407 

Special  session July  7,  1893 '.  447 

Regular  session July  17,  1893 451 

Special  session July  19,  1893 453 

Regular  session August  7,  1893 457 

Special  session August  10,  1893 468 

Regular  session August  21, 1893 473 

Special  session August  31,  1893 477 

Regular  session September  18,  1893 485 

Special  session September  19,  1893 503 

Special  session September  20,  1893 511 

Special  session September  23,  1893 514 

Regular  session October  2,  1893 574 

Special  session October  9,  1893 580 

Special  session October  11,  1893    . 582 


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A  REFERENCE  INDEX 

TO  THE 

SUBJECT-HEADINGS 

USED  IN  THE  FOLLOWING  INDEX. 


PAGE. 

Albemarle  street 1 

Ambulance 1 

Annexation 1 

Appropriation , 2 

Board  of  Public  Health      5 

Board  of  Public  Safety 5 

Board  of  Public  Works 5 

Boilers 7 

Boiler  Inspector    . ,  7 

Bonds 8 

Budd  street 9 

Building  Inspector 9 

Christian  avenue 10 

City  Attorney 10 

City  boundaries 10 

City  Clerk 11 

City  Comptroller 11 

Committees,  Standing 12 

Committees,  Special 12 

Cornell  avenue      , 12 

County  Auditor 12 

College  avenue 12 

Cottage  avenue 12 

Dead  animals 12 

Dearborn  street 13 

Electric  light  and  power 13 

Engines 13 

Elections 13 

Express  wagons 14 

Flagman 14 

Fire  Department 15 

Fires 15 

Garbage      15 


xvi  A  Reference  Index  to  Subject-headings. 

PAGE. 

Hamilton  avenue .    . .  .  15 

Ice  ponds 16 

Indianapolis  Water  Co 16 

Inspection .  16 

Jeck  street 17 

Leland  street , 17 

License 17 

Loitering 19 

Mayor 19 

Miscellaneous 19 

Motions 20 

Natural  gas 21 

Nineteenth  street .  21 

Offal 22 

Personal 22 

Peru  street 22 

Pest  house 23 

Petroleum 23 

Plumbing  Inspector : 23 

Police 23 

Precinct  boundaries 24 

Public  health 24 

Public  vehicles 25 

Eailroads 26 

Keports  of  Standing  Committees 28 

Resolutions 30 

Ruddell  street 30 

Sahm  street 30 

Salaries 30 

Sellers  farm 31 

Sewers 32 

Sheppard  avenue 32 

Streets 32 

Street  Railway      35 

Switches 36 

Taxes 37 

Temporary  loans 37 

Telegraph  and  telephone 37 

Tennessee  street : 38 

Union  Station 38 

Vaults 38 

Water     . 39 


AN     INDEX 


Journal  of  the  Common  Council 


CITY    OF    INDIANAPOLIS 


FOR  THE  YEARS  1892  AND  1893. 


ALBEMAKLE  STREET. 

G.  O.  No.  30,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Albemarle  street  to 
Hamilton  avenue. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  .    .    . 134 

Committee  report 137 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 150 

AMBULANCE. 

G.  O.  No.  33,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  provide  for  the  maintenance  of  an  ambulance 
service  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation 
thereof,  and  providing  for  the  publication  thereof  and  fixing  the  time  when  the 
same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 395 

Committee  report 400 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 404 

ANNEXATION. 

G.  O.  No.  3,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  repeal  an  ordinance  disannexing  certain 
territory  herein  described,  forming  part  of  the  corporate  limits  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  passed  over  the  veto  of  the  Mayor,  December  31,  1891,  the  same 
being  known  as  General  Ordinance  No.  50,  of  1891. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 11 

Stricken  from  the  files 67 

G.  O.  No.  4,  1892.  An  ordinance  annexing  certain  territory  constituting  and  form- 
ing a  part  of  Indianapolis,  Ind. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 12 

Committee  report 22 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  read  third  time 23 

Passed 24 


2  An  Index  to  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council.         [1892-93 

G.  O.  No.  13,  1892.  An  ordinance  annexing  certain  territory  therein  described,  to 
the  territory  constituting  and  forming  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind. 

Eead  first  time  and  referred 27 

Committee  report 37 

Eead  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 56 

G.  O.  No.  32,  1892.  An  ordinance  annexing  certain  territory  to  the  City  of 
Indianapolis. 

Head  first  time  and  referred 138 

Committee  report 148 

G.  O.  No.  14,  1893.  An  ordinance  annexing  certain  platted  territory  to  the  City,  of 
Indianapolis. 

Head  first  time  and  referred 296 

Committee  report      305 

Stricken  from  the  files 312 

G.  O.  No.  16,  1893.  An  ordinance  for  the  annexation  of  certain  property  to  the 
City  of  Indianapolis. 

Head  first  time  and  referred 309 

Committee  report 400 

Stricken  from  the  files 403 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Ap.  O.  No.  1,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  nine  dollars  and  fifty 
cents  for  the  purpose  of  paying  certain  claims  of  James  Pierce  and  Frederick 
Dunmeyer. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 39 

Ap.  O.  No.  2, 1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  seventy-six  thousand  eight  hundred 
and  forty  dollars  and  ninety-eight  cents  ($76,840.98)  with  which  to  pay  tempor- 
ary loans  due  April  20, 1892,  and  interest  thereon. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 63 

Committee  report 71 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 72 

Ap.  O.  No.  3,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  two  thousand  five  hundred  (2,500) 
dollars  for  the  use  of  the  Department  of  Law  in  making  compromises  and 
settlements  of  claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 63 

Committee  report 71 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed .      73 

Ap.  O.  No.  4,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  twenty-six  thousand  dollars 
($26,000)  for  the  needs  of  certain  departments  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
and  authorizing  a  transfer  of  two  thousand  dollars  ($2,000)  to  funds  other 
than  those  for  which  they  were  originally  appropriated. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 72 

Committee  report,  read  second  time,  amended,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed 93 

Ap.  O.  No.  5,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  twelve  thousand  six  hundred  and 
seventy-three  dollars  and  ninety  cents  ($12,673.90)  for  the  needs  of  certain 
departments  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed 127 

Ap.  O.  No.  6,  1892.  An  ordinance  entitled :  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  City 
Comptroller  and  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  to 
transfer  the  sum  of  one  thousand  dollars  from  the  account  of  cisterns  to  the 
accounts  of  sewers,  and  the  sum  of  three  hundred  dollars  from  the  accounts  of 
incidental  expenses  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  to  the  account  of  City  Hall. 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended 127 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 128 


1892-93]         An  Index  to  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council. 


Ap.  O.  No.  7,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  and  directing  the  transfer  of  one 
thousand  seven  hundred  and  fifty  dollars  ($1,750)  from  the  fire  force  account 
of  the  Department  of  Public  Safety  to  the  fire  pay-roll  account  of  said 
Department. 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  passed 139 

Ap.  O.  No.  8,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  moneys  for  the  purpose  of  defray- 
ing current  expenses  of  the  City  Government  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis,  Ind., 
for  the  fiscal  year  ending  August  31,  1893,  and  until  the  first  day  of  October  of 
that  year,  unless  an  annual  appropriation  ordinance  for  the  next  succeeding 
fiscal  year  be  sooner  ordained  and  established,  including  all  outstanding 
obligations  or  claims  which  become  due  and  payable  within  said  period. 

Head  the  first  time 197 

Head  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 199 

Ap.  O.  No.  9,  1892.  An  ordinance  entitled:  An  ordinance  appropriating  nine 
hundred  dollars  to  the  Department  of  Finance,  to  pay  the  expenses  of  an 
election  to  be  held  November  10,  1892,  in  Ward  Thirteen,  for  a  member  of 
the  Common  Council. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 211 

Committee  report,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and 
passed      214 

Ap.  O.  No.  10,  1892.  An  ordinance  entitled:  An  ordinance  appropriating  sixty 
thousand  dollars  to  pay  temporary  loans  due  November  10,  1892,  and  the 
further  sum  of  two  hundred  and  forty-five  dollars  and  eighty-four  cents,  to  pay 
interest  thereon. 

Read  the  first  time 214 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 215 

Ap.  O.  No.  1, 1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  $400  for  the  use  of  the  Department 
of  Public  Works,  in  the  purchase  of  a  certain  lot  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis 
from  Simeon  Dearinger. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 250 

Committee  report ■ 263 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 268 

Ap.  O.  No.  2,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $21,000  for  the  purpose 
of  paying,  at  maturity,  certain  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  known  as  the 
"  Sellers  Farm "  bonds ;  authorizing  the  City  Comptroller  to  negotiate  a 
temporary  loan  of  $21,000,  and  providing  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred ■ 278 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 301 

Ap.  O.  No.  3,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  seventy-five  thousand  dollars  for 
the  legitimate  expenses  attending  the  preparation  for  the  reception  and  enter- 
tainment of  such  honorably  discharged  Union  soldiers,  sailors  and  marines  who 
served  in  the  war  of  the  rebellion  and  other  wars  of  the  United  States  as  may 
attend  as  delegates,  or  otherwise,  the  twenty-seventh  National  Encampment  of 
the  Grand  Army  of  the  Republic  at  Indianapolis,  Marion  county,  Indiana; 
designating  the  persons  to  whom  it  shall  be  paid,  and  the  manner  in  which  it 
shall  be  disbursed  and  accounted  for ;  providing  for  the  levy  of  an  "  encamp- 
ment tax;"  authorizing  the  City  Comptroller  to  make  a  temporary  loan  in 
anticipation  of  the  revenue  of  said  "encampment  tax,"  and  fixing  the  time 
when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Introduced 278 

Read  first  time  and  referred .-   .    279 

Committee  report,  read  second  time 291 

Amended,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed   .    .    . 292 


4  An  Index  to  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council.         [1892-93 

Ap.  O.  No.  4,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  six  hundred  and  sixty-six  dollars 
and  sixty-seven  cents  to  the  Department  of  Public  Health  and  Charities  to  pay 
an  additional  amount  to  the  Training  School  for  Nurses. 

Head  first  time  and  referred 301 

Committee  report 317 

Head  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 321 

Ap.  O.  No.  5,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  to  the  Department  of  Finance  one 
hundred  thousand  dollars  to  pay  temporary  loans  due  April  19,  1893,  and  the 
further  sum  of  one  thousand  and  fourteen  dollars  and  forty-three  cents  to  pay 
interest  on  the  same. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 306 

Recalled  from  the  committee,  rules  suspended 312 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 313 

Ap.  O.  No.  6,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  six  hundred  thousand 
dollars  for  the  use  of  the  Department  of  Finance  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
in  paying  off  certain  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  known  as  "  Series  A  " 
and  "Series  B,"  and  which  become  due  July  1,  1893,  and  fixing  the  time  when 
the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 318 

Committee  report 324 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 327 

Ap.  O.  No.  7,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  transfer  of  five  thousand  dollars 
to  a  fund  other  than  that  for  which  it  was  originally  appropriated,  and  fixing 
the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 319 

Committee  report 324 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 327 

Ap.  O.  No.  8,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  transfer  of  fifteen  thousand  dol- 
lars to  a  fund  other  than  that  for  which  it  was  originally  appropriated,  and 
fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 326 

Committee  report 389 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time,  and  passed 397 

Ap.  O.  No.  9, 1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  five  hundred  dollars  for 
the  use  of  the  Department  of  Public  Health  and  Charities  of  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, to  pay  the  expense  of  ambulance  service,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the 
same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  passed '  326 

Ap.  O.  No.  10,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  transfer  of  two  thousand  dollars 
($2,000)  to  a  fund  other  than  that  for  which  it  was  originally  appropriated,  and 
fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 461 

Committee  report 477 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time,  failed  to  pass 483 

Ap.  O.  No.  11,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Mayor  and  City  Comptroller  to 
enter  into  a  contract  wth  the  New  York  Life  Insurance  Company,  or  with  any 
other  person  or  persons,  firms  or  corporations,  to  cash  and  hold  six  hundred 
thousand  dollars  ($600,000)  of  the  city's  matured  seven  and  three-tenth  bonds 
until  July  1,  1894,  if  not  sooner  paid,  and  appropriate  fifteen  hundred  dollars  to 
the  Department  of  Finance  to  enable  it  to  carry  such  contract  or  contracts 
into  effect,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Introduced ...    469 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed 470 


. 


1892-93]  An  Index  to  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council. 


Ap.  O.  No.  12,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  seven  thousand  seven 
hundred  and  sixty-one  and  fourteen  hundredths  (7,761.14)  dollars  for  the  use 
of  the  Department  of  Public  Safety,  with  which  to  pay  the  salaries  of  the  mem- 
bers of  the  Fire  Department  and  the  members  of  the  Police  Force. 

Bead  first  time  and  referred 474 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 482 

Ap.  O.  No.  13,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  moneys  for  the  purpose  of  defray- 
ing current  expenses  of  the  City  Government  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  In- 
diana, for  the  fiscal  year  ending  August  31,  1894,  and  until  the  first  day  of 
October  of  that  year,  unless  an  annual  appropriation  ordinance  for  the  next 
succeeding  fiscal  year  be  sooner  ordained  and  established,  including  all  out- 
standing obligations  and  claims  which  become  due  and  payable  within  said 
period. 

Introduced 560 

Read  first  time  and  referred 562 

Committee  report 565 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 566 

BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  HEALTH. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  December  31,  1891 21 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  removal  of  dead  animals 29 

Resolution  in  reference  to  cutting  of  weeds 139 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  salary  of  Superintendent  of  City  Hospital  222 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $666.67  for  Training  School  for  Nurses 261 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  December  31,  1892 262 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  an  ordinance  providing  for  an  Inspector 

of  Plumbing  and  House-draining         277 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $500  for  ambulance  service 324 

BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  SAFETY. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  December  31,  1891 21 

Instructs  Police  Court  Bailiff'  to  act  as  Sergeant-at-Arms 26 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  December  31,  1892 .  262 

Asks  an  increase  in  salaries  of  the  members  of  police  force 276 

Asks  an  increase  of  pay  for  linemen 356 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $6,637.91  to  pay  salaries  of  police,  and  $1,123.23  to 

pay  salaries  of  firemen 458 

G.  O.  No.  12,  1892.     An  ordinance  fixing  the  pay  of  the  Police  Matron. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 27 

Committee  report      58 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 63 

G.  O.  No.  18,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  and  fixing  the  salary  of  the  Clerk  of 
the  Board  of  Public  Safety  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 310 

Committee  report .    318 

BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  WORKS. 

Communication  from,  with  water  contract 9 

G.  O.  No.  1.     Water  contract,  referred  back  to  Board  of  Public  Works  ....  35 

G.  O.  No.  1  returned  to  Council 77 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  December  31,  1891 21 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  legal  advertising 25 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  Broad  Ripple  Rapid  Transit  Company, 

with  ordinance 29 


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G.  O.  No.  14,  1892.  An  ordinance  confirming  a  certain  contract  made  and  entered 
into  on  the  1st  day  of  March,  1892,  by  and  between  the  City  of  Indianapolis 
and  the  Indianapolis  and  Broad  Kipple  Rapid  Transit  Company,  wherein  said 
company  is  granted  a  certain  right  of  way  for  the  construction  and  mainte- 
nance of  an  electric  street  railway  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  the 
operation  of  cars  thereon,  upon  certain  terms  and  conditions  therein  set  forth. 

Referred  back  to  Board  of  Public  Works,  with  amendments 45 

Communication  in  regard  to  G.  O.  No.  14 47 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  contract  with  Brush  Electric  Light  and 

Power  Company 58 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  contract  with  Indianapolis  Lumber  & 

Veneer  Company  for  railroad  switch 97 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  sale  of  Brush  Elietric  Light  and  Power 

Company's  plant  to  Indianapolis  Light  and  Power  Company .    113 

Asks  appropriation  of  $1,800  for  street  signs 116 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  contract  with  Indianapolis  Light  and  Power 

Company  for  railroad  switch 124 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  contract  with  Indianapolis  Light  and  Power 
Company  for  railroad  switch 131 

Communication   in   reference    to   contract   granting   Manufacturers'   Natural 

Gas  Company  permission  to  lay  pipe  lines 210 

Communication  in  reference  to  contract  granting  S.  R.  Greer  permission  to 

maintain  a  railroad  switch 234 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  an  ordinance  prohibiting  the  cutting  into 

permanent  improved  streets 248 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  contract  granting  C,  C,  C.  &  St.  L.  R.  R.  Co. 

permission  to  maintain  a  switch 249 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  December  31,  1892 262 

Communication  in  reference  to  the  annulment  of  contract  for  switch  to  S.  R. 

Greer  &  Company 264 

Communication  in  reference  to  removal  of  garbage 269 

Annexation  of  property  north  of  city 306 

Asks  a  transfer  of  $5,000  from  Street  and  Allev  Fund  to  City  Garbage  Dump 

Fund " 316 

Asks  a  transfer  of  $15,000  from  Street  and  Alley  Fund  to  Street  Repair  Pav- 

rollFund ".324 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  contract  with  City  Street  Railway  Co.  .    .    330 

Designate  route  of  City  Street  Railway 356 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  contract  with  U.  S.  Eucaustic  Tile  Works 

Natural  Gas  Company,  to  maintain  a  pipe  line 367 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  contract  with  C,  C,  C.  &  St.  L.  R.  R. 

Company  to  maintain  a  switch 367 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  contract  with  C,  C,  C.  &  St.  L.  R.  R. 

Company  to  maintain  a  switch      368 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  contract  with   Citizens  Street  Railway 

Company  to  erect  poles 454 

Asks  a  transfer  of  $2,000  from  Street  and  Alley  Fund  to  Street  Repair  Fund.  458 
Communication  from,  in  reference  to  paving  Christian  and  College  avenues  .  .  459 
Communication  from,  in  reference  to  contract  with  American  Telephone  and 

Telegraph  Company 574 

G.  O.  No.  10,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  and  fixing  the  salary  of  the  Clerk  of 
the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 283 

Committee  report 290 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 300 


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BOILERS. 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Board  of  Public  Safety  to  estab- 
lish a  Bureau  of  Inspection ;  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building  Inspector ; 
providing  for  the  appointment  of  an  Inspector  of  Plumbing  and  House-drain- 
age, a  Boiler  Inspector  and  for  the  inspection  of  elevators  and  electric  wires, 
and  relating  to  all  other  matters  properly  connected  therewith  ;  fixing  penalties 
for  the  violation  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  and  repealing  all  ordi- 
nances in  conflict  therewith. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 27 

Committee  report 100 

Council  went  into  Committee  of  the  Whole  for  the  purpose  of  considering  G. 

O.  No.  11,  1892 108 

Committee  of  the  Whole  report  adopted 150 

All  that  portion  of  G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,  in  reference  to  Boiler  Inspector  stricken 
from  the  files 208 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,  as  amended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time,  passed 208 

G.  O.  No.  8,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  inspection  of  steam  boilers  and 
all  steam  generating  apparatus  under  pressure. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 23 

Committee  report 71 

Referred  to  Committee  on  Judiciary 72 

Committee  report 98 

Read  second  time 101 

Amended 102 

Ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed ■ 102 

Vetoed  by  the  Mayor 105 

G.  O.  No.  24,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  inspection  of  steam  boilers 
and  all  steam  generating  apparatus  under  pressure. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 107 

Remonstrance  filed,  signed  by  Kingan  &  Company,  and  one  hundred  and  ten 

others 120 

Committee  report 368 


BOILER  INSPECTOR. 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Board  of  Public  Safety  to 
establish  a  Bureau  of  Inspection ;  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building 
Inspector,  providing  for  the  appointment  of  an  Inspector  of  Plumbing  and 
House-drainage,  a  Boiler  Inspector  and  for  the  inspection  of  elevators  and 
electric  wires,  and  relating  to  all  other  matters  properly  connected  therewith ; 
fixing  penalties  for  the  violation  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  and  re- 
pealing all  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 27 

Committee  report      100 

Council  went  into  Committee  of  the  Whole   for   the   purpose  of  considering 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892 108 

Committee  of  the  Whole  report  adopted 150 

All  that  portion  of  G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,  in  reference  to  Boiler  Inspector  stricken 

from  the  files 208 

G.  O.  No.  11, 1892,  as  amended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed 208 


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G.  O.  No.  8,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  inspection  of  steam  boilers  and 
all  steam  generating  apparatus  under  pressure. 

Bead  first  time  and  referred 23 

Committee  report 71 

Referred  to  Committee  on  Judiciary 72 

Committee  report 98 

Eead  second  time 101 

Amended,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 102 

Vetoed  by  Mayor 105 

G.  O.  No.  24,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  inspection  of  steam  boilers  and 
all  steam  generating  apparatus  under  pressure. 

Read  first  time  and  referred       107 

Remonstrance  filed,  signed  bv  Kingan  &  Company  and  one  hundred  and  ten 

others " 120 

Committee  report 368 

BONDS. 

G.  O.  No.  35,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  refunding  by  exchange  of  all 
or  part  of  certain  outstanding  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 145 

Committee  report,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed 205 

Bonded  indebtedness  of  the  city , 186 

Bonds  issued  on  account  of  street  improvements 184 

Bond  interest  coupons .   .    .    ., 187 

G.  O.  No.  44,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  refunding,  by  exchange  of  all 
or  a  part,  of  certain  outstanding  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  and 
directing  the  head  of  the  Department  of  Finance  of  said  city  to  advertise  for 
sealed  proposals  for  that  purpose. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 205 

City  Attorney  instructed  to  prepare  ordinance  for  refunding  bonds 219 

G.  O.  No.  15,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  head  of  the  Department  of 
Finance  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion  county,  Indiana,  to  issue  and  sell 
six  hundred  and  twenty-one  bonds  of  one  thousand  dollars  each  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  for  the  purpose  of  refunding  certain  indebtedness  of  said  city 
aggregating  six  hundred  thousand  dollars,  represented  by  certain  bonds  known 
as  "  Series  A"  and  "  Series  B,"  falling  due  on  the  first  day  of  July,  1893,  and 
replacing  in  the  treasury  of  said  city  the  sum  of  twenty-one  thousand  dollars 
used  in  paying  off  certain  bonds  of  said  city  known  as  the  "  Sellers  Farm  Issue ;  " 
providing  for  the  sale  of  said  bonds,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  sime  shall 
take  effect. 

Introduced 307 

Read  first  time  and  referred 309 

Committee  report 317 

Read  second  time i 321 

Re-referred 322 

Committee  report 324 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 327 

Bond  of  the  City  Street  Railway  Company  read  and  approved 352 

G.  O.  No.  30,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  head  of  the  Department  of 
Finance  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion  county,  Indiana,  to  issue  and  sell 
six  hundred  and  twenty-one  bonds  of  one  thousand  dollars  each  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  for  the  purpose  of  refunding  certain  indebtedness  of  said  city 
aggregating  six  hundred  thousand  dollars,  represented  by  certain  bonds  known 
as  "Series  A"  and  "Series  B,"  falling  due  on  the  1st  day  of  July,  1893,  and 
replacing  in  the  treasury  of  said  city  the  sum  of  twenty-one  thousand  dollars 
used  in  paying  oft' certain  bonds  of  said  city  known  as  the  "Sellers  Farm 
Issue;"  providing  for  the  sale  of  said  bonds;  repealing  General  Ordinance  No. 


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15,  of  1893,  passed  by  the  Common  Council  on  the  21st  day  of  April,  1893,  and 
signed  by  the  Mayor  of  said  city  on  the  22d  day  of  April,  1893,  the  same  being 
an  ordinance  entitled  "  an  ordinance  authorizing  the  head  of  the  Department 
of  Finance  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion  county,  Indiana,  to  issue  and 
sell  six  hundred  and  twenty-one  bonds  of  one  thousand  dollars  each  of  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  for  the  purpose  of  refunding  certain  indebtedness  of  said 
city  aggregating  six  hundred  thousand  dollars,  represented  by  certain  bonds 
known  as  '  Series  A'  and  'Series  B,'  falling  due  on  the  1st  day  of  July,  1893, 
and  replacing  in  the  treasury  of  said  city  the  sum  of  twenty-one  thousand  dol- 
lars used  in  paying  off  certain  bonds  of  said  city  known  as  the  '  Sellers  Farm 
Issue  ; '  providing  for  the  sale  of  said  bonds,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same 
shall  take  effect,"  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Introduced  .^ _ 383 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read 

third  time  and  passed 386 

Ap.  O.  No.  11,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Mayor  and  City  Comptroller  to 
enter  into  a  contract  with  the  New  York  Life  Insurance  Company,  or  with  any 
other  person  or  persons,  firms  or  corporations,  to  cash  and  hold  six  hundred 
thousand  (600,000)  dollars  of  the  city's  matured  seven  and  three-tenth  bonds 
until  July  1,  1894,  if  not  sooner  paid,  and  appropriate  fifteen  hundred  dollars 
to  the  Department  of  Finance  to  enable  it  to  carry  such  contract  or  contracts 
into  effect,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Introduced 469 

Eead  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read 

third  time,  and  passed 470 

Tabulated  statement  of  bonded  debt 497 

Interest  coupon  statement 498 

National  G.  A.  R.  Encampment  bonds 499 

Tabulated  statement  of  bonds  issued  on  account  of  street  improvement  ...        549 

BUDD  STREET. 

G.  O.  No.  39, 1892.   An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Budd  street  to  Dearborn  street. 
Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,   read  second  time,  ordered   engrossed,  read 

third  time  and  passed 192 

BUILDING  INSPECTOR. 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Board  of  Public  Safety  to 
establish  a  Bureau  of  Inspection  ;  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building  In- 
spector, providing  for  the  appointment  of  an  Inspector  of  Plumbing  and  House- 
drainage,  a  Boiler  Inspector  and  for  the  inspection  of  elevators  and  electric 
wires,  and  relating  to  all  other  matters  properly  connected  therewith ;  fixing 
penalties  for  the  violations  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  and  repealing 
all  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Read  first  time  and  referred , 27 

Committee  report 100 

Council  Avent  into  Committee  of  the   Whole,   for  the  purpose  of   considering 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892 108 

Committee  of  the  Whole  report  adopted •    •    150 

All  that  portion  of  G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,  in  reference  to  Boiler  Inspector  stricken 

from  the  files .208 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,  as  amended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 

time,  passed 208 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892.  An  ordinance  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building  Inspector; 
providing  for  the  establishing  of  fire  escapes,  and  amending  an  ordinance  en- 
titled "  an  ordinance  creating  the  office  of  Building  Inspector,  defining  the 
powers  and  duties  attached  thereto,"  etc.,  passed  May  5,  1891,  and  approved  by 
the  Mayor  May  7,  1891  ;  providing  penalties  for  the  violation  of  the  provisions 
thereof,  and  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict 
therewith. 

As  amended 109 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 208 


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CHRISTIAN  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  No.  1,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  improvement  of  the  roadway  of 
Christian  avenue,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  from  the  west  property  line  of 
College  avenue  (north)  to  the  east  property  line  of  College  avenue  (north)  by 
paving  the  roadway  with  brick,  and  curbing  the  outer  edges  of  the  sidewalks 
thereof  with  stone. 

Read  tirst  time  and  referred 463 

S.  O.  No.  2,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  improvement  of  the  roadway  of 
Christian  avenue,  from  the  west  property  line  of  College  avenue  (south)  to  the 
west  property  line  of  College  avenue  (north),  by  paving  the  roadway  with 
brick,  curbing  the  outer  edges  of  the  sidewalks  with  stone. 

Read  first  time  and  referred .    464 

CITY  ATTORNEY. 

City  Attorney,  opinion  in  reference  to  Water  Company's  rights 30 

Opinion  in  reference  to  permanent  improved  streets 51 

Opinion  in  reference  to  boiler  inspection 76 

Opinion  in  reference  to  paving  of  Fletcher  avenue  and  South  East  street  ...      96 
Council  requests  City  Attorney  to  report  progress  on  revision  of  ordinances. 

Referred  to  committee         129 

Committee  report 136 

City  Attorney,  communication  from,  in  reference  to  the  revision  of  ordinances  .    287 

City  Attorney,  opinion  in  reference  to  the  G.  A.  R.  appropriation 288 

City  Attorney,  communication  from,  in  reference  to  compilation  of  ordinances  .    304 
City  Attorney,  opinion  in  reference  to  portico  in  front  of  Grand  Hotel   ....    388 

CITY  BOUNDARIES. 
G.  O.  No.  3,  1892.     An  ordinance  to  repeal  an  ordinance  disannexing  certain  terri- 
tory herein  described,- forming  part  of  the  corporate  limits  of  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis, passed  over  the  veto  of  the  Mayor,  December  31,  1891,  the  same  be- 
ing known  as  General  Ordinance  No.  50,  of  1891. 

Read  first  time  and  referred   .    .    . 11 

Stricken  from  the  files 67 

G.  O.  No.  4,  1892.  An  ordinance  annexing  certain  territory  constituting  and  form- 
ing a  part  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred .    .    . 12 

Committee  report 22 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time 23 

Passed 24 

G.  O.  No.  13,  1892.  An  ordinance  annexing  certain  territory  therein  described  to 
the  territory  constituting  and  forming  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 27 

Committee  report 37 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 56 

G.  O.  No.  32,  1892.  An  ordinance  annexing  certain  territory  to  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 138 

Committee  report 148 

G.  ().  No.  14,  1893.  An  ordinance  annexing  certain  platted  territory  to  the  City  of 
Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 296 

Committee  report 305 

Stricken  from  the  files 312 

i  G.  O.  No.  16,  1893.     An  ordinance  for  the  annexation  of  certain  property  to  the 

|  j  City  of  Indianapolis. 

I  Read  first  time  and  referred 309 

Committee  report 400 

Stricken  from  the  files 403 


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CITY  CLEKK. 

Instructed  to  procure  copies  of  city  charter  for  Council 23 

Instructed  to  have  twenty -five  copies  of  G.  O.  No.  11  printed 28 

Communication  from,  asking  for  new  cases  for  records 106 

Communication  from,  notifying  the  Council  of  the  acceptance  of  G.  O.  No.  44, 

1888,  by  the  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Company      ...  113 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  school  election 118 

Instructed  to  notify  Inspector  and  Judges  of  School  Election  of  appointment  .  120 
Instructed  to  furnish  Board  of  City  Election  Commissioners  copy  of  number  of 

legal  voters  in  thirteenth  ward 206 

Instructed  to  print  ordinances  in  full  in  the  Journal 230 

Requests  that  a  type-writing  machine  be  furnished  the  office 316 

Notifies  Council  of  the  election  of  Councilman-at-Large,  to  fill  vacancy  caused 

by  the  death  of  Robert  C.  McGill 379 

CITY  COMPTROLLER. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  December  31,  1891 21 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $76,840.98  for  temporary  loans  and  interest  thereon  .  57 
Asks  an  additional  appropriation  of  $2,500  for  the  Department  of  Law  ....      58 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $2,000  for  Station  House -.    .      70 

Asks  for  the  transfer  of  1,000  from  Fire  Force  Accounts  to  Office  Account  .  .  70 
Asks  an  appropriation  of    9,000  for  water, 

7,500  for  public  light, 
500  for  furniture  and  fixtures, 
200  for  fountains  and  wells, 

3,500  for  Engineer  Department, 

3,200  for  sewers, 

Total  $23,900 70 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $8,873.90  to  pay  County  Auditor  for  assessment  of 

property  for  1 890      77 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $2,000  for  repairing  City  Hospital 115 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $1,800  for  the  placing  of  street  signs 116 

Asks  for  the  transfer  of  $300  from  Incidental  Expenses  of  Board  of  Public 

Works  to  City  Hall  Account,  and  $1,000  from  Accounts  of  Cisterns  to  that 

of  Sewers 123 

Asks  the  transfer  of  $1,750  from  the  Fire  Department  accounts  to  Fire  Force 

pay-roll  aocounts 135 

Communication  from,  in  reference  to  refunding  of  bonds,  with  propositions  of 

Francis  M.  Banfill,  and  N.  W.  Harris  &  Co 141 

Report  for  the  year  ending  August  31,  1892,  together  with  bonded  debt  of  the 

city 153 

Asks  permission  to  make  temporary  loan  of  $75,000 188 

Submits  estimates  of  receipts  and  expenditures  for  year  ending  August  31, 

1893 . ^  ....    189 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $900  for  expenses  of  election  of  Councilman  in 

Thirteenth  Ward 209 

Asks  for  permission  to  make  temporary  loan  of  $100,000 233 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $400  to  purchase  lot  from  Simeon  Dearinger  ....    248 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $666.67  for  Training  School  for  Nurses 261 

Asks  permission  to  make  temporary  loan  of  $21,000  to  pay  Sellers  Farm  bonds.  276 
Asks  authority  of  Common  Council  to  issue  $621,000  refunding  bonds  ....  276 
Asks  the  transfer  of  $5,000  from  Street  and  Alley  Fund  to  the  City  Garbage  and 

Dump  Fund 316 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $500  for  ambulance  service 317 

Asks  the  transfer  of  $15,000  from  Street  and  Alley  Fund  to  Street  Repair  Pay- 
roll Fund .323 

Asks  authority  of  Common  Council  to  issue  $621,000  refunding  bonds,  "Series 

A  "  and  "  B,"  and  "  Sellers  Farm  Bonds,"  as  bids  on  first  issue  were  rejected.  383 
Asks  permission  of  Council  to  make  temporary  loan  of  $100,000 447 


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Asks  the  transfer  of  $2,000  from  Street  and  Alley  Accounts  to  Street  Eepair 

Accounts 457 

Asks  an  appropriation  of  $6,637.91  for  Fire  Force  Account,  and  $1,123.23  for 

Police  Force  Account 458 

Asks  approval  of  Council  for  the  sale  of  the  $600,000  bonds  to  the  N.  Y.  Life 

Insurance  Company 468 

Asks  permission  to  make  temporary  loan  of  $40,000 486 

Submits  estimates  of  receipts  and  expenditures  for  year  ending  August  31, 

1894 486 

Keport  for  year  ending  August  31,  1893 .    489 

COMMITTEES— STANDING. 

Standing  Committees,  appointment  thereof 9 

Standing  Committees,  fill  vacancies  occasioned  by  the  death  of  Robert  C.  McGill    386 
Standing  Committees,  fill  vacancies  occasioned  by  the  resignation  of  O.  R.  Olsen    220 

COMM ITTEES— SPECIAL. 

Special  Committee  appointed  to  investigate  charges  of  bribery 241 

Special  Committee  on  Bribery  report 249 

CORNELL  AVENUE. 

G.  O.  No.  19,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Peru  street,  in  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  to  Cornell  avenue. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 78 

Committee  report 100 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 103 

COUNTY  AUDITOR. 

Report  of  County  Auditor  on  value  of  taxable  property 188 

Report  of  County  Auditor  on  value  of  taxable  property 195 

COLLEGE  AVENUE. 

S.  O.  No.  3,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  improvement  of  the  roadway  of 
College  avenue,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  from  the  north  property  line  of 
Massachusetts  avenue  to  the  south  property  line  of  Christian  avenue,  by  paving 
the  roadway  Avith  brick ;  curbing  the  outer  edges  of  the  sidewalks  with  stone, 
and  grading  and  paving  the  wings  of  all  connecting  streets. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 465 

COTTAGE  AVENUE. 

G.  O.  No.  37,  1892.  An  ordinance  changing  the  name  of  Jeck  street  to  Cottage 
Grove  avenue. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 149 

Committee  report 200 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 202 

DEAD  ANIMALS. 

G.  O.  No.  6,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  repeal  Section  7  of  an*ordinance  regulating  the 
disposition  of  dead  animals  and  animal  offal  and  blood  in  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, and  within  two  miles  of  the  corporate  limits  of  said  city,  and  upon 
what  is  known  as  the  Sellers  Farm,  ordained  August  20,  1S7S. 

I  Read  first  time  and  referred  .    .        22 

Committee  report 36 

Stricken  from  the  files 67 


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G.  O.  No.  18,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  repeal  Section  7  of  an  ordinance  regulating 
the  disposition  of  dead  animals  and  animal  offal  and  blood  in  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis, and  within  two  miles  of  the  corporate  limits  of  said  city,  and  upon 
what  is  known  as  the  Sellers  Farm,  ordained  August  20,  1878. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 72 

Committee  report 107 

Read  second  time  and  stricken  from  the  files 122 

DEARBORN  STREET. 

G.  O.  No.  39,  1892.     An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Budd  street  to  Dearborn 

street. 
Read  first  time,   rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  passed 192 

ELECTRIC  LIGHT  AND  POWER. 

G.  O.  No.  16,  1892.  An  ordinance  relating  to  the  construction  and  maintenance  of 
an  Electric  Light  and  Power  Plant  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion  county, 
State  of  Indiana,  by  the  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Com- 
pany, and  the  furnishing  of  electric  lights  to  said  city,  and  other  matters  per- 
taining thereto. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  .    .    . 62 

Committee  report 71 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 74 

G.  O.  No.  25,  1892.  An  ordinance  relating  to  the  sale,  assignment  and  transfer  to 
the  Indianapolis  Light  and  Power  Company  by  the  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric 
Light  and  Power  Company,  of  all  its  rights,  title  and  interest  to  and  in  a  certain 
contract  heretofore  made  by  and  between  the  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light 
and  Power  Company,  party  of  the  first  part,  and  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
party  of  the  second  part,  to-wit:  On  the  14th  day  of  March,  1892,  and  approved 
by  General  Ordinance  No.  16,  1892.  Signed  by  the  Mayor  of  said  city  April 
22,  1892.  Which  contract  relates  to  the  construction  and  maintenance  of  an 
Electric  Light  and  Power  Plant,  etc. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 114 

Committee  report 117 

Read  second  time  and  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 121 

ENGINES. 
G.  O.  No.  34,  1892.     An  ordinance  prohibiting  traction  engines  and  other  engines 
from  being  propelled  over  and  along  certain  streets  of  Indianapolis,  and  pro- 
viding penalties  for  the  violation  thereof. 

Read  first  time,  and  referred 138 

Committee  report 264 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 268 

ELECTIONS. 

Election  of  President  of  Council 2 

Election  of  President  pro  tem.  of  Council 2 

Communication  from  School  Board  in  reference  to  the  election  of  School  Com- 
missioners    108 

School  Board  election  :  Inspectors  appointed 118 

City  Clerk  instructed  to  notify  Inspectors 120 

Estimate  of  legal  voters  in  thirteenth  Avard  for  election  of  Councilman  .    .    .    .  206 

Inspectors  appointed  for  election  in  thirteenth  ward 210 

Councilman-at-Large  :  Notice  of  election 380 

Election  of  Councilman-at-Large      .    .    . 381 

G.  O.  No.  37,  1893.  An  ordinance  fixing  the  boundaries  of  the  voting  precincts  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Introduced 408 

Read  first  time  and  referred 445 


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Committee  report 448 

Read  second  time,  amended,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time,  passed      .  -.    .  450 

School  Board  election :  appointment  of  Inspectors 396 

City  election  :  appointment  of  Inspectors 478 

Estimate  of  number  of  legal  voters 569 

Appointment  of  Inspectors  to  fill  vacancies 579 

Appointment  of  Inspectors  to  fill  vacancies ;  580 

EXPRESS  WAGONS. 

G.  O.  No.  17,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  establish  stands  for  express  wagons;  regulat- 
ing the  use  of  the  same ;  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof ;  re- 
pealing conflicting  ordinances  ;  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same,  and 
fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Introduced 309 

Read  first  time  and  referred 310 

Recalled  from  the  committee,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  en- 
grossed, read  third  time  and  passed      312 

G.  O.  No.  47,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Section  1  of  G.  O.  No.  17,  1893, 
entitled  "  an  ordinance  to  establish  stands  for  express  wagons ;  regulating  the 
use  of  the  same ;  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof  ;  repealing  con- 
flicting ordinances;  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same,  and  fixing  the 
time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect." 

Read  first  time  and  referred 475 

Committee  report • 478 

Read  second  time,  amended,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed  .    .    483 

FLAGMAN. 

G.  O.  No.  5,  1892.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Pittsburgh,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  & 
St.  Louis  Railroad  Company  to  place  and  maintain  a  flagman  at  the  crossing 
of  the  tracks  of  the  said  Company  at  Phipps  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapo- 
lis, Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 12 

Committee  report,  referred ' 36 

G.  O.  No.  1,  1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Indianapolis,  Decatur  &  Springfield 
Railway  Company  to  station  and  maintain  a  flagman  at  the  intersection  of  said 
Company's  tra-cks  with  Kentucky  avenue  and  Missouri  street  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 245 

Committee  report 263 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 267 

G.  O.  No.  6,  1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Lake  Erie  &  Western  and  Louis- 
ville, New  Albany  &  Chicago  Railway  Companies  to  station  and  maintain  a 
flagman  at  the  intersection  of  said  Companies'  tracks  with  Clyde  street,  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Introduced 271 

Read  first  time  and  referred . 272 

Committee  report 305 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 311 

G.  O.  No.  23,  1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Lake  Erie  &  Western  and  Louis- 
ville, New  Albany  &  Chicago  Railway  Companies  to  station  and  maintain  a 
flagman  at  the  intersection  of  said  Companies'  tracks  with  Tenth  street,  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Read  and  referred 358 


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G.  O.  No.  44,  1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Pittsburgh,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  & 
St.  Louis  Railroad  Company  to  place  and  maintain  a  flagman  at  the  crossing  of 
the  track  of  said  Company  with  Phipps  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Marion  county,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 462 

Committee  report 473 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time,  and  passed 475 

FIRE  DEPARTMENT. 

Firemen's  Pension  Fund — Communication  from  officers 8 

G.  O.  No.  48,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  officers  and 
employes  connected  with  the  Fire  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  In- 
diana, and  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 225 

Committee  report ■. 234 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 240 

Firemen's  Pension  Board  made  report 249 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Section  one  (1)  of  General  Ordinance 
No.  48,  1892,  the  same  being  "an  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of 
officers  and  employes  connected  with  the  Fire  Department  of  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis, and  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  there- 
with," repealing  conflicting  ordinances,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same 
shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 294 

Committee  report 304 

Read  second  time,  amended 311 

Ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 312 

G.  O.  No.  21,  1893.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  officers  and 
employes  connected  with  the  Fire  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  In- 
diana, and  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 357 

Committee  report 368 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 378 

FIRES. 
G.  O.  No.  23,  1892.     An  ordinance  concerning  the  prevention  of  fire. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 101 

Committee  report 119 

GARBAGE. 

G.  O.  No.  5,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  collecting,  keeping,  storing, 
handling,  and  licensing  the  removal  by  contract  of  kitchen  garbage,  night  soil, 
and  other  refuse  matter,  whether  animal  or  vegetable,  and  regulating  the  clean- 
ing of  sidewalks  on  all  improved  streets,  alleys  or  public  highways ;  providing 
a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof,  repealing  conflicting  ordinances  and  fixing 
the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Introduced 270 

Read  first  time  and  referred 271 

Committee  report 293 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 301 

HAMILTON  AVENUE. 

G.  O.  No.  30,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Albemarle  street  to 
Hamilton  avenue. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 134 

Committee  report 137 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 150 


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ICE-PONDS. 

G.  O.  No.  49,  1892.  An  ordinance  prohibiting  the  throwing  of  trash  upon  freezing 
ice  on  ice-ponds  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 225 

Called  from  Committee .    231 

Read  second  time 240 

Amended,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 241 

INDIANAPOLIS  WATER  COMPANY. 

G.  O.  No.  1,  1892.     Water  contract. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 9 

Committee  report 30 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 91 

Resolution  No.  1,  1892.  Whereas,  The  question  of  the  adoption  of  more  equitable 
rules  and  prices  by  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company,  for  the  benefit  of  private 
consumers  should  be  considered  by  this  Council ; 
Resolved,  That  the  City  Attorney  be  and  is  hereby  instructed  to  make  a  thorough  and 
complete  investigation  of  the  terms  of  the  said  Indianapolis  Water  Company's 
charter  and  subsequent  legislation  relating  thereto,  and  also  the  terms  of  the 
present  city  charter  bearing  on  the  same  subject,  and  define  the  rights  and 
powers  of  the  Council  in  the  premises,  and  report  at  the  next  regular  meeting. 

Read  and  referred 12 

Committee  report 30 

City  Attorney's  opinion 30 

Schedule  of  water  rates  of  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company  to  private  con- 
sumers       79 

INSPECTION. 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1891.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Board  of  Public  Safety  to  estab- 
lish a  Bureau  of  Inspection ;  enlarge  the  powers  of  the  Building  Inspector, 
providing  for  the  appointment  of  an  Inspector  of  Plumbing  and  House-drain- 
age, a  Boiler  Inspector,  and  for  the  inspection  of  elevators  and  electric  wires, 
and  relating  to  all  other  matters  properly  connected  therewith;  fixing  the  pen- 
alties for  the  violation  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  and  repealing  all 
ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 27 

Committee  report 100 

Council  went  into  Committee  of  the  Whole  for  the  purpose  of  considering  G.  O. 

No.  11,  1892 109 

Committee  of  the  Whole  report  adopted 1 50 

All  that  portion  of  G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,  in  reference  to  Plumbing  Inspector  re- 
ferred   207 

All  that  portion  of  G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,  in  reference  to  Boiler  Inspector  be 

stricken  from  the  files 208 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,  as  amended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 

time  and  passed 208 

G.  O.  No.  8,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  inspection  of  .steam  boilers  and 
all  steam  generating  apparatus  under  pressure. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 23 

Committee  report 71 

Referred  to  the  Committee  on  Judiciary 72 

Committee  report 98 

Read  second  time 101 

Amended,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 102 

Vetoed  by  the  Mayor 105 


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Q.  O.  No.  24,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  inspection  of  steam  boilers 
and  all  steam  generating  apparatus  under  pressure. 

Head  first  time  and  referred 107 

Kemonstrance  filed  signed  by  Kingan  &  Company  and  one  hundred  and  ten 

others 120 

Committee  report 368 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892.  An  ordinance  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building  Inspector; 
providing  for  the  establishing  of  fire  escapes,  and  amending  an  ordinance  en- 
titled "  an  ordinance  creating  the  office  of  Building  Inspector,  defining  the 
powers  and  duties  attached  thereto,"  etc.,  passed  May  5,  1891,  and  approved  by 
the  Mayor  May  7,  1891 ;  providing  penalties  for  the  violation  of  the  provisions 
thereof,  and  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

As  amended 109 

Eead  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 208 

G.  O.  No.  9,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  provide  for  the  appointment  of  an  Inspector  of 
Plumbing  and  House-drainage,  prescribing  his  qualification,  powers  and  duties, 
and  to  prescribe  the  mode  and  manner  of  house-drainage  and  plumbing  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  prescribing  penalties  for  the  violation  thereof,  providing 
for  the  publication  of  the  same,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take 
effect. 

Introduced. 281 

Read  first  time  and  referred 283 

Committee  report  . 293 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 300 

JECK  STREET. 

G.  O.  No.  37,  1892.  An  ordinance  changing  the  name  of  Jeck  street  to  Cottage 
Grove  avenue. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 149 

Committee  report 200 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 202 

LELAND  STREET. 

G.  O.  No.  4,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Leland  street  to  Blake 
street. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 272 

Committee  report 393 

LICENSE. 

G.  O.  No.  9,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  of  buyers  of  old  rags, 
old  iron  and  old  clothes,  etc.,  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof,  and 
repealing  conflicting  ordinances. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 27 

Committee  report 36 

Stricken  from  the  files 68 

G.  O.  No.  18,  1892.     An  ordinance  to  provide  for  licensing  riding  galleries,  etc. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 62 

Committee  report 98 

Read  second  time,  amended 99 

Ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time,  failed  to  pass 103 

G.  O.  No.  27,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  of  riding  galleries, 
flying  dutchman,  or  merry-go-round,  or  other  similar  devices. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 119 

Committee  report 126 

Read  second  time,  amended,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed  .  .  128 
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G.  O.  No.  45,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  of  buyers  of  empty 
bottles,  fixing  the  amount  to  be  paid  therefor,  and  the  period  the  same  shall 
run,  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof,  and  repealing  ordinances 
and  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  thereof. 

Head  first  time  and  referred 206 

Committee  report 222 

Read  second  time 230 

Stricken  from  the  files 231 

G.  O.  No.  50,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  a  license  upon  vehicles  drawn 
upon  the  streets  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  regulating  the  construc- 
tion and  dimensions  of  tires  to  be  used  on  such  vehicles,  and  providing  penalties 
for  the  enforcement  of  the  same. 

Introduced 226 

Eead  first  time  and  referred 229 

Re-referred 274 

G.  O.  No.  47,  1892.  An  ordinance  requiring  every  corporation,  firm,  company  or 
individual  supplying  natural  gas  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis  or  its  inhabitants 
either  or  both,  for  heating  and  illuminating  purposes,  under  the  provisions  of 
an  ordinance  known  and  designated  as  "General  Ordinance 'No.  14,  1887,"  to 
pay  into  the  City  Treasury  annually  on  the  1st  day  of  January,  a  license  fee  of 
three  cents  per  foot  upon  all  pipe  line  mains  Owned,  laid  or  operated  by  said 
corporation,  firm,  company  or  individual  within  the  limits  of  said  city. 

Introduced 223 

Read  first  time  and  referred 224 

Committee  report 235 

Stricken  from  the  files 237 

G.  O.  No.  7,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Section  13  of  G.  O.  No.  27,  1886,  the 
same  being  an  ordinance  regulating  the  licensing  of  peddlers  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  ordained  and  established  June  14,  1886 ;  repealing  conflicting 
ordinances,  providing  for  publication,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall 
take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 272 

Committee  report •    • 400 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed    ......    403 

G.  O.  No.  13,  1893.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  of  pawn-brokers  and 
second-hand  and  junk  stores;  regulating  their  purchasing  or  receiving  goods 
from  minors ;  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof  ;  providing  for  the 
publication  of  the  same,  and  fixing  the  time  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 295 

G.  O.  No.  38,  1893.  An  ordinance  prescribing  the  manner  in  which  privy  vaults 
shall  be  connected  with  sewers;  regulating  the  construction  and  use  of  said 
vaults;  requiring  the  issuance  of  a  license  or  permit  defining  the  duties  of  the 
Inspector  of  Plumbing  and  House-drainage  in  regard  thereto,  fixing  a  penalty 
for  the  violation  thereof,  and  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 445 

G.  O.  No.  40,  1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  telegraph  and  telephone  companies  to 
pay  a  certain  fee  for  the  privilege  of  erecting  or  maintaining  their  poles  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof,  and  fixing 
the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 450 

Committee  report 461 

Read  second  time  and  re-referred 466 


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LOITERING. 

G.  0~No.  42,,  1892.  An  ordinance  amending  Section  3  of  an  ordinance  entitled 
"  an  ordinance  to  prohibit  idling,  loitering  or  sleeping  in  public  places  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,"  in  force  January  23,  1892. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 202 

Committee  report : 205 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 207 

MAYOR. 

Annual  message,  January  1, 1892 13 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  4,  1892 25 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  7,  and  Resolution  No.  1,  1892 29 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  13,  1892 57 

Communication  approving  G.  Os.  Nos.  2,  12,  and  17,  1892 69 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  16,  and  Ap.  Os.  Nos.  2  and  3,  1892    ...  75 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  1  and  Ap.  O.  No.  4S  1892 95 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  19,  1892 105 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  21,  1892 115 

Communication  approving  G.  Os.  Nos.  22,  25,  and  26,  and  Resolutions  3  and  4, 

1892 _ 123 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  27,  and  Ap.  Os.  Nos.  5  and  6,  1892    .    .    .  131 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  28,  1892 133 

Communication  submitting  City  Comptroller's  estimate  of  receipts  and  expendi- 
tures for  the  year  ending  August  31,  1892 152 

Communication  approving  G.  Os.  Nos.  29,  30,  32,  33, 36,  and  Ap.  O.  No.  7, 1892  .  153 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  39,  1892 195 

Communication  recommending  an  appropriation  of  $7,000  for  Garfield  Park   .  195 

Communication  approving  Ap.  O.  No.  8,  and  G.  Os.  Nos.  37  and  41,  1892  .    .    .  203 

Communication  approving  G.  Os.  Nos.  11  and  12,  and  Ap.  Os.  Nos.  9  and  10, 1892  217 

Communication  approving  G.  Os.  Nos.  43  and  46, 1892 221 

Communication  approving  G.  Os.  Nos.  48  and  51, 1892 244 

Communication  approving  G.  Os.  Nos.  45  and  51,  and  Resolution  No.  5,  1892  .  247 

Annual  message,  February,  1893 255 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  34,  1892,  G.  Os.  Nos.  1,  2  and  3, 1893,  and 

Ap.  O.  No.  1,  1893 275 

Communication  approving  G.  Os.  Nos.  5,  8,  9,  10,  12,  Ap.  Os.  Nos.  2  and  3, 

and  Resolution  No.  1,  1893 303 

Communication  approving  G.  Os.  Nos.  9,  11,  15,  and  Ap.  O.  No.  5,  1893    .    .    .  315 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  15,  and  Ap.  Os.  Nos.  4,  6  and  7,  1893    .    .  330 

Communication  approving  G.  O.  No.  20,  and  Ap.  O.  No.  9 355 

Communication  in  reference  to  death  of  Councilman  Robert  C.  McGill.    .    .    .  363 

Communication  approving  G.  Os.  Nos.  21,  22,  24,  25,  30,  1893  .    .    . '  .    .    .    .    .  387 

Communication  approving  G.  Os.  Nos.  31,  33,  37  and  39,  1893 451 

City  Comptroller's  estimate  of  receipts  and  expenditures  for  the  fiscal  year  end- 
ing August  31,  1894 485 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Statement  of  financial  condition  of  Firemen's  Pension  Fund 8 

Remonstrance  filed  against  annexation  of  property  known  as  Kissel  property  .  38 

Petition  to  have  name  of  Sheppard  avenue  changed  to  Highland  Place    ...  53 

Petition  to  have  name  of  Peru  street  changed  to  Cornell  avenue 78 

Council  went  into  Committee  of  the  Whole  for  the  purpose  of  considering  G. 

O.  No.  11,1892 109 

Remonstrance  filed  against  passage  of  an  ordinance  to  appoint  Boiler  Inspector  .  120 
Request  to  Board  of  Public  Safety  to  have  obstructions  removed  from  in  front 

of  No.  32  Kentucky  avenue 132 

Resolution  adopted  by  Board  of  Health  requesting  Council  to  empower  Board 

to  have  weeds  cut 139 

Invitation  to  Council  to  attend  opening  of  Virginia  Avenue  Viaduct 149 

Resolution  of  sympathy  on  death  of  Mrs.  Rose  C.  Bailey 192 


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Resignation  of  Councilman  O.  R.  Olsen  . 201 

Naming  the  viaduct  on  Virginia  avenue 206 

Council  invited  to  participate  in  the  Columbus  Day  celebration 207 

Communication  from  citizens  of  Southside  in  reference  to  rapid  transit .  ,  .  .  218 
Resolution  of  regret  at  the  resignation  of  City  Attorney  Leon  O.  Bailey    .    /   .    245 

Statement  of  financial  condition  of  Firemen's  Pension  Fund 249 

Special  committee  appointed  to  investigate  charges  of  bribery  against  members 

of  Council.     Referred 240 

Committee  report.     Adopted 249 

Communication  from  Progress  Club  in  reference  to  Citizens  Street  Railway 

Company ".    273 

Citizens'  Committee  request  Council  to  defer  granting  franchise  to  Citizens  R. 

R.  Company 284 

Property  owners  on  South  Pennsylvania  street  request  Council  to  compel  Foster 

Storage  Company  to  keep  the  sidewalk  unobstructed 284 

Motion  on  overcrowded  condition  of  Transfer  Car 284 

Petition  from  Board  of  Public  Works  asking  Council  to  annex  property  north 

of  city 306 

Resolution  of  sympathy  on  death  of  mother  of  Councilman  H.  Holloran  ...    311 

Resolution  of  sympathy  on  the  death  of  the  wife  of  A.  A.  Young 321 

Remonstrance  filed  by  C.  T.  and  L.  Union  of  city  on  granting  thirty-year  fran- 
chise to  Street  Railway  Company * 351 

Resolution  on  the  death  of  Councilman  Robert  C.  McGill;  see  special  meeting  363 
Petition  to  have  the  name  Tennessee  street  changed  to  Capitol  avenue    ....    377 

Janitor  requested  to  have  clock  in  Council  Chamber  repaired 378 

Resolution  in  reference  to  taxing  corporations 395 

Citizens'  Executive  Committee  of  G.  A.  R.  Encampment  granted  permission  to 

erect  barricks 402 

Petition  to  have  express  wagons  removed  from  South  Mississippi  street  ....    402 

Resolution  granting  G.  A.  R.  Committee  to  have  fire-works  ...        465 

Resolution  of  thanks  to  President  M.  J.  Murphy 583 

Resolution  of  thanks  to  City  Clerk  Randall  J.  Abrams 583 

MOTIONS. 

Rules  governing  the  Common  Council  (adopted  page  8) 3 

To  make  arrangements  with  the  Board  of  Public  Safety  for  a  sergeant-at- 

arms 12 

Requesting  the  City  Attorney's  opinion  on  public  vehicles  standing  on  improved 

streets 23 

Giving  order  to  City  Clerk  to  secure  fifty  copies  of  the  city  charter  for  the  city 

officers 23 


On  the  communication  from  the  Knights  of  Labor ,    ,      27 

In  reference  to  the  binding  of  reports  from  the  city  officers 28 

Instructing  City  Engineer  to  have  curbing  set  on  South  street 129 

In  reference  to  revision  of  city  ordinances 129 

To  have  obstructions  removed  from  No.  32  Kentucky  avenue 132 

Estimation  of  number  of  legal  voters  of  Thirteenth  Ward 206 

City  Clerk  instructed  to  furnish  copy  of  estimate  of  legal  voters  to  City  Board 

of  Election  Commissioners 206 

Instructing  City  Attorney  to  draft  ordinance  for  the  refunding  of  the  $621,000 

city  indebtedness .    219 

Requesting  city  officers  and  boards  to  incorporate  in  reports  list  of  employes 

and  compensation  to  same 230 

Requesting  the  City  Clerk  to  print  ordinances  in  full  in  the  Journal 230 

Requesting  the  City  Attorney  to  give  opinion  in  reference  to  street  railway  lay- 
ing double  tracks  on  South  East  street 240 

That  a  special  committee  be  appointed  to  investigate  charges  of  bribery    .    .    .    240 
Requesting  City  Engineer  to  furnish  City  Attorney  information  regarding  street 

railway  tracks  on  South  East  street 265 

Asking  that  the  obstruction  on  South  Pennsylvania  street  be  removed   ....    284 
Requesting  City  Attorney  to  give  opinion  on  the  G.  A.  R.  appropriation  bill   .    285 


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Requesting  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys  to  procure  location  for 

express  wagons 285 

Requesting  City  Attorney  to  report  progress  in  reference  to  the  compiling  of 

City  Ordinances 285 

Requesting  the  transfer  of  $5,000  from  street  and  alley  fund  to  street  repair 

fund 285 

In  reference  to  Transfer  Car 284 

Approving  bond  of  City  Street  Railway  Company 353 

To  drape  the  desk  of  Councilman  Robert  C.  McGill 364 

Appointment  of  special  committee  to  escort  the  remains  of  the  late  Robert  C. 

McGill 364 

Instructing  janitor  to  have  clock  in  Council  Chamber  repaired 378 

Requesting  City  Clerk  to  furnish  members  of  Council  copies  of  the  amended 

City  Charter" 405 

In  reference  to  speed  of  street  cars 475 

Appointment  of  inspectors  for  city  election 478 

To  have  gambling  houses  closed 554 

Estimate  of  legal  voters  for  city  election 569 

Appointing  inspectors  to  fill  vacancies 579 

Appointing  inspectors  to  fill  vacancies 580 

NATURAL  GAS. 

G.  O.  No.  46,  1892.  An  ordinance  granting  the  Manufacturers'  Natural  Gas  Com- 
pany, of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion  County,  State  of  Indiana,  the  right 
and  privilege  to  lay  and  maintain  natural  gas  pipe  lines  in  certain  streets  and 
alleys  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  under  stipulated  terms  and  conditions. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 211 

Committee  report. 218 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 220 

G.  O.  No.  47,  1892.  An  ordinance  requiring  every  corporation,  firm,  company  or 
individual  supplying  natural  gas  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis  or  its  inhabitants, 
either  or  both,  for  heating  and  illuminating  purposes,  under  the  provisions  of  an 
ordinance  known  and  designated  as  General  Ordinance  No.  14,  1887,  to  pay 
into  the  city  treasury  annually  on  the  1st  day  of  January,  a  license  fee  of  three 
cents  per  foot  upon  all  pipe  line  mains  owned,  laid  or  operated  by  said  corpo- 
ration, firm,  company  or  individual  within  the  limits  of  said  city. 

Introduced 223 

Which  was  read  the  first  time  and  referred 224 

Committee  report 235 

Stricken  from  the  files 237 

G.  O.  No.  26,  1893.  An  ordinance  granting  the  United  States  Encaustic  Tile  Works 
Natural  Gas  Company,  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion  County,  State  of 
Indiana,  the  right  and  privilege  to  lay  and  maintain  natural  gas  pipe  lines  in 
certain  streets  and  alleys  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  under  stipulated  terms 
and  conditions. 

Introduced 373 

Read  first  time  and  referred 373 

Committee  report 393 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 398 

NINETEENTH  STREET. 

G.  O.  No.  43,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Nineteenth  street  to 
Eighteenth  street,  and  to  change  the  name  of  Ruddell  street,  or  Schurman 
street,  to  Nineteenth  street. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 202 

Committee  report 218 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 220 


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OFFAL. 

G.  O.  No.  41,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  further  promote  and  secure  the  public  health 
of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  conferring  upon  the  Department  of  Public  Health 
and  Charities  the  authority  to  condemn  water,  and  the  authority  to  compel 
persons  and  corporations  to  empty  and  clean  receptacles  and  lots  at  stated  in- 
tervals. 

Eead  first  time  and  referred 201 

Committee  report 222 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 246 

G.  O.  No.  5,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  collecting,  keeping,  storing,  hand- 
ling, and  licensing  the  removal  by  contract  of  kitchen  garbage,  night  soii  and 
other  refuse  matter,  whether  animal  or  vegetable,  and  regulating  the  cleaning 
of  sidewalks  on  all  improved  streets,  alleys  or  public  highways ;  providing  a 
penalty  for  the  violation  thereof,  repealing  conflicting  ordinances  and  fixing 
the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Introduced 270 

Read  first  time  and  referred - 271 

Committee  report 293 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 301 

IG.  O.  No.  12,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  deposit  of  or  accumulation  of 
manure  upon  any  lot  or  premises  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis;  providing  a 
penalty  for  the  violation  thereof ;  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same, 
and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second   time,  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  passed 295 

G.  O.  No.  6,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  repeal  Section  7  of  an  ordinance  regulating  the 
disposition  of  dead  animals  and  animal  offal  and  blood  in  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, and  within  two  miles  of  the  corporate  limits  of  said  city,  and  upon 
what  is  known  as  the  Sellers  Farm,  ordained  August  20,  1878. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 22 

Committee  report 36 

G.  O.  No.  18,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  repeal  Section  7  of  an  ordinance  regulating 
the  disposition  of  dead  animals  and  animal  offal  and  blood  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  within  two  miles  of  the  corporate  limits  of  said  city,  and 
upon  what  is  known  as  the  Sellers  Farm,  ordained  August  20,  1878. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 72 

Committee  report 107 

Read  second  time,  and  stricken  from  the  files 122 

PERSONAL. 

Resolution  of  sympathy  on  death  of  Mrs.  Rose  C.  Bailey 192 

Resignation  of  Councilman  O.  R.  Olsen 201 

Resolution  of  regret  on  the  resignation  of  City  Attorney  Leon  O.  Bailey   .    .    .    245 
Resolution  of  sympathy  extended  Councilman  Holloran  on  the  death  of  his 

mother 311 

Resolution  of  sympathy  on  the  death  of  the  wife  of  Councilman  A.  A.  Young  .      321 

PERU  STREET. 

G.  O.  No.  19,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Peru  street,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  to  Cornell  avenue. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 78 

Committee  report 100 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 103 


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PEST   HOUSE. 

G.  O.  No.  22,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  and  providing  for  the  sale  and  con- 
veyance of  what  is  known  as  the  Pest  House  property,  belonging  to  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  situated  north  of  Fall  Creek,  the  same  being  lots  10,  11  and 
12  in  Brook's  subdivision  of  a  part  of  the  southwest  quarter  of  section  35,  town- 
ship 16,  range  3  east,  in  Marion  County,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 101 

Committee  report 117 

Amended 118 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 121 

PETROLEUM. 

G.  O.  No.  7,  1892.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  transportation  of  petroleum 
products,  prohibiting  the  kindling  of  fires  or  the  placing  of  mortar  or  mortar 
boxes  or  injurious  chemicals  upon,  along  or  across  any  asphalt  or  vulcanite 
pavement  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  prescribing  a  penalty  for  any  viola- 
tion thereof. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 22 

Committee  report 26 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time,  and  passed 28 

PLUMBING  INSPECTOR. 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Board  of  Public  Safety  to 
establish  a  Bureau  of  Inspection ;  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building  Inspector, 
providing  for  the  appointment  of  an  Inspector  of  Plumbing  and  House-drainage, 
a  Boiler  Inspector  and  for  the  inspection  of  elevators  and  electric  wires,  and 
relating  to  all  other  matters  properly  connected  therewith ;  fixing  penalties  for 
the  violation  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  and  repealing  all  ordinances 
in  conflict  therewith. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 27 

Committee  report 100 

Council  went  into  Committee  of  the  Whole  for  the  purpose  of  considering  G.  O. 

No.  11,  1892 109 

Committee  of  the  Whole  report  adopted 150 

All  that  portion  of  G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,   in  reference  to   Plumbing    Inspector 

referred 207 

All  that  portion  of  G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,  in  reference  to  Boiler  Inspector  stricken 

from  the  files 208 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,  as  amended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed 208 

G.  O.  No.  9,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  provide  for  the  appointment  of  an  Inspector  of 
Plumbing  and  House-drainage,  prescribing  his  qualification,  powers  and  duties, 
and  to  prescribe  the  mode  and  manner  of  house-drainage  and  plumbing  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  prescribing  penalties  for  the  violation  thereof,  providing  for 
the  publication  of  the  same,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Introduced 281 

Read  the  first  time  and  referred 283 

Committee  report 293 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 300 

•    POLICE. 

G.  O.  No.  12,  1892.     An  ordinance  fixing  the  pay  of  the  Police  Matron. 

Read  first  time  and  referred •    ■  27 

Committee  report 58 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 63 


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G.  O.  No.  8,  1893.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  the  officers  and 
employes  connected  with  the  Police  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana ;  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith, 
and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred   .    .    .    *    .    . 28  0 

Committee  report 29l 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 300 

PRECINCT  BOUNDARIES. 

G.  O.  No.  37,  1893.  An  ordinance  fixing  the  boundaries  of  the  voting  precincts  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Introduced 408 

Read  first  time  and  referred 445 

Committee  report 448 

Read  second  time,  amended,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed  .    .  450 

PUBLIC  HEALTH. 

G.  O.  No.  15,  1892.  An  ordinance  regarding  public  comfort  and  health,  prohibiting 
the  building  of  slaughter  houses  in  any  part  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 53 

Committee  report 66 

Referred  back  to  committee       67 

Committee  report ■,.-..  78 

Stricken  from  the  files 92 

G.  O.  No.  20,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  prevent  the  sale  of  impure  and  unwholesome 
baking  powder. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 78 

Committee  report 107 

Stricken  from  the  files 107 

G.  O.  No.  "22,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  and  providing  for  the  sale  and  con- 
veyance of  what  is  known  as  the  Pest  House  property,  belonging  to  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  situated  north  of  Fall  Creek,  the  same  being  lots  10,  11  and 
12  in  Brook's  subdivision  of  a  part  of  the  southwest  quarter  of  section  35, 
township  16,  range  3  east,  in  Marion  County,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 101 

Committee  report 117 

Amended 118 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 121 

G.  O.  No.  29,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Section  1,  of  an  ordinance  entitled 
"an  ordinance  to  further  promote  and  secure  the  health  of  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis," in  force  August  1,  1872. 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second   time,  ordered  engrossed,  read 

third  time  and  passed •    134 

G.  O.  No.  31,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  promote  the  health  and  comfort  of  the  citizens 
of  Indianapolis,  providing  for  the  cutting  and  burning  of  weeds,  and  the  clean- 
ing and  filling  up  of  vacant  lots. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 138 

Committee  report 148 

G.  O.  No.  33,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  amend  an  ordinance  to  further  promote  and 
secure  the  health  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed 138 


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G.  O.  No.  36, 1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  destruction  of  weeds  or  noxious 
plants  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time 148 

Rules  suspended,   read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and 
passed 149 

G.  O.  No.  41,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  further  promote  and  secure  the  public  health 
of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  conferring  upon  the  Department  of  Public  Health 
and  Charities  the  authority  to  condemn  water,  and  the  authority  to  compel 
persons  and  corporations  to  empty  and  clean  receptacles  and  lots  at  stated 
intervals. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 201 

Committee  report - 222 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 246 

G.  O.  No.  5,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  collecting,  keeping,  storing,  hand- 
ling, and  licensing  the  removal  by  contract  of  kitchen  garbage,  night  soil  and 
other  refuse  matter,  whether  animal  or  vegetable,  and  regulating  the  cleaning 
of  sidewalks  on  all  improved  streets,  alleys  or  public  highways;  providing  a 
penalty  for  the  violation  thereof,  repealing  conflicting  ordinances  and  fixing 
the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Introduced 270 

Read  first  time  and  referred 271 

Committee  report 293 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed     ......    301 

G.  O.  No.  9,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  provide  for  the  appointment  of  an  Inspector  of 
Plumbing  and  House-drainage,  prescribing  his  qualification,  powers  and  duties, 
and  to  prescribe  the  mode  and  manner  of  house-drainage  and  plumbing  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  prescribing  penalties  for  the  violation  thereof,  providing 
for  the  publication  of  the  same,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take 
effect. 

Introduced.    ........ .  .; 281 

Read  first  time  and  referred 283 

Committee  report .    293 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 300 

G.  O.  No.  12,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  deposit  of  or  accumulation  of 
manure  upon  any  lot  or  premises  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis;  providing  a 
penalty  for  the  violation  thereof  ;  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same,  and 
fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed 295 

PUBLIC  VEHICLES. 

G.  O.  No.  2,  1892.  An  ordinance  establishing  stands  for  certain  vehicles,  the  use 
of  same,  and  repealing  ordinance  and  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith 
and  providing  penalties  for  the  violation  thereof. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 11 

Committee  report 59 

Amended 61 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time 63 

Passed 64 

G.  O.  No.  17,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  establish  stands  for  express  wagons;  regulat- 
ing the  use  of  the  same  ;  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof ;  repealing 
conflicting  ordinances;  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same,  and  fixing 
the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Introduced 309 

Read  first  time  and  referred 310 

Recalled  from  the  committee,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  en- 
grossed, read  third  time  and  passed  . 312 


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G.  O.  No.  33,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  provide  for  the  maintenance  of  an  ambulance 
service  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation 
thereof,  and  providing  for  the  publication  thereof  and  fixing  the  time  when  the 
same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 395 

Committee  report 400 

Eead  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 404 

G.  O.  No.  35,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Sections  1  and  3  of  an  ordinance 
entitled  "  an  ordinance  for  the  protection  of  passengers,  travelers  and  baggage 
and  for  the  preservation  of  order  in  and  about  the  Union  Depot,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  Indiana,"  in  force  February  20,  1882,  fixing  the  time  when  the 
same  shall  take  effect  and  providing  for  publication. 

Eead  first  time  and  referred ••....  401 

Committee  report 460 

Amended 461 

Eead  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 466 

G.  O.  No.  43, 1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  standing  of  vehicles,  teams,  horses, 
or  cattle,  etc.,  and  prohibiting  the  feeding  of  any  animal  upon  any  improved 
street  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation 
thereof,  repealing  conflicting  ordinances,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same 
shall  take  effect. 

Eead  first  time  and  referred 462 

G.  0.  No.  47,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Section  1  of  G.  O.  No.  17,  1893,  en- 
titled "  an  ordinance  to  establish  stands  for  express  wagons,  regulating  the  use 
of  the  same;  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof;  repealing  conflict- 
ing ordinances ;  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same,  and  fixing  the  time 
when  the  same  shall  take  effect." 

Eead  first  time  and  referred 475 

Committee  report 478 

Eead  second  time,  amended,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed   .    .    483 

G.  O.  No.  49,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Section  4  of  an  ordinance  entitled 
"an  ordinance  declaring  that  all  vehicles  (except  street  railway  cars)  used  in 
the  transporting  of  persons  and  articles  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for 
hire  or  pay,  shall  be  deemed  'Public  Vehicles;'  establishing  rules  and  regula- 
tions for  the  government  of  the  owners,  lessees  and  drivers  thereof ;  and  pre- 
scribing fines  and  punishments  for  violations  of  its  provisions,"  the  same  being 
in  force  March  1,  1880,  and  published  in  the  Ee vised  Ordinances  of  1883. 

Eead  and  referred 555 

G.  Q.  No.  50,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  a  license  upon  vehicles  drawn  upon 
the  streets  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  regulating  the  construction 
and  dimensions  of  tires  to  be  used  on  such  vehicles,  and  providing  penalties 
for  the  enforcement  of  the  same. 

Introduced 226 

Eead  first  time  and  referred 229 

Ee-referred 274 

RAILEOADS. 

G.  O.  No.  21,  1892.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  the  Indi- 
ana Lumber  and  Veneer  Company  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or 
side-track  across  Fifteenth  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Eead  first  time 100 

Committee  report 107 

Eead  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 108 


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G.  0.  No.  26,  1892.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  Otto 
Stechhan  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  across  Han way 
street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Head  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  passed 119 

G.  O.  No.  28,  1892.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  the  In- 
dianapolis Light  and  Power  Company  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch 
or  side-track  across  the  intersection  of  Kentucky  avenue  and  Missouri  street, 
and  along  and  upon  the  south  side  of  Louisiana  street,  from  the  west  property 
line  of  Kentucky  avenue  to  a  point  109  feet  east  of  the  east  line  of  West  street, 
in  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Eead  first  time  and  referred  back  to  Board  of  Public  Works 128 

Reported  back  from  Board  of  Public   Works,  read  first  time  and  rules  sus- 
pended     131 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  thirdi  time  and  passed 132 

G.  O.  No.  53,  1892.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  S.  E. 
Greer  &  Co.  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  to  be  con- 
structed off  the  main  track  of  the  Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis 
E.  E.  (Chicago  Division),  across  Sixth  street,  at  Lafayette  street,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  State  of  Indiana. 

Introduced 238 

Eead  first  time  and  referred 239 

Committee  report 264 

G.  O  No.  1,1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Indianapolis,  Decatur  &  Springfield 
Eailway  Company  to  station  and  maintain  a  flagman  at  the  intersection  of  said 
company's  tracks  with  Kentucky  avenue  and  Missouri  street,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Eead  first  time  and  referred .    .    245 

Committee  report 263 

Eead  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 267 

G.  O.  No.  2,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract,  granting  the  Cleve- 
land, Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Eailroad  Company  (Indianapolis  division) 
the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  across  North  street,  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Introduced 250 

Eead  first  time  and  referred 252 

Committee  report 263 

Eead  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 267 

G.  O.  No.  19,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  the  Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Eailway  Company  the  right  to  lay  and 
maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  across  Phipps  street,  between  Delaware  and 
Pennsylvania  streets,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Introduced 319 

Eead  first  time  and  referred 321 

Committee  report ,        392 

Eead  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed        397 

G.  O.  No.  24, 1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  the  Cleveland, 
Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Eailway  Company  the  right  to  connect  their 
tracks  with  the  tracks  of  the  Indianapolis  Union  Eailway  Company,  at  or  near 
their  crossing  at  Delaware  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  in  consideration 
of  the  removal  of  certain  other  tracks  of  the  said  Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago 
&  St.  Louis  Eailway  Company,  therein  named. 

Introduced 369 

Eead  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed 370 


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G.  O.  No.  25,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract,  granting  the 
Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Kailway  Company  the  right  to  lay 
and  maintain  certain  railroad  tracks  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  under  stipu- 
lated terms  and  conditions. 

Introduced 370 

Head  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed 373 

G.  O.  No.  5,  1892.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Pittsburgh,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  & 
St.  Louis  Railroad  Company  to  place  and  maintain  a  flagman  at  the  crossing 
of  the  tracks  of  the  said  Company  at  Phipps  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred T.      12 

Committee  report  re-referred 36 

G.  O.  No.  6,  1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Lake  Erie  &  Western  and  Louis- 
ville, New  Albany  &  Chicago  Railway  Companies  to  station  and  maintain  a 
flagman  at  the  intersection  of  said  companies'  tracks  with  Clyde  street  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Introduced .....    271 

Read  first  time  and  referred 272 

Committee  report 305 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 311 

G.  O.  No.  23,  1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Lake  Erie  &  Western  and  Louis- 
ville, New  Albany  &  Chicago  Railway  Companies  to  station  and  maintain  a 
flagman  at  the  intersection  of  said  companies'  tracks  with  Tenth  street,  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Read  and  referred 358 

G.  O.  No.  44,  1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Pittsburgh,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  & 
St.  Louis  Railroad  Company  to  place  and  maintain  a  flagman  at  the  crossing  of 
-the  tracks  of  said  company  with  Phipps  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Marion  County,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 462 

Committee  report 473 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 475 

REPORTS  OF  STANDING  COMMITTEES. 

Contracts  and  franchises.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  1,  1892 30 

Contracts  and  franchises.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  14,  1892 •   .    .    .    .  41 

Contracts  and  franchises.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  16,  1892    . 71 

Contracts  and  franchises.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  25,  1892 117 

Contracts  and  franchises.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  46,  1892 .    .  218 

Contracts  and  franchises.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  45,  1892 222 

Contracts  and  franchises.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  20,  1893 350 

Contracts  and  franchises.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  40,  1893 .  461 

Contracts  and  franchises.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  52,  1893    ..........  582 

Elections.     Report  o'n  communication  from  Board  of  School  Commissioners  .    .  118 

Elections.     Report  on  Inspectors  for  school  election 210 

Elections.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  37,  1893 448 

Fees  and  Salaries.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  12,  1892 58 

Fees  and  Salaries.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  48,  1892 234 

Fees  and  Salaries.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  51,  1892 234 

Fees  and  Salaries.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  10,  1893 290 

Fees  and  Salaries.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  8, 1893 , 291 

Fees  and  Salaries.      Report  on  G.  O.  No.  11,  1893 304 

Fees  and  Salaries.      Report  on  G.  O.  No.  18,  1893 318 

Fees  and  Salaries.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  21,  1893    .   • 368 

Finance.     Report  on  Ap.  Os.  Nos.  2  and  3, 1892 71 

Finance.     Report  on  Ap.  O.  No.  4,  1892 93 

Finance.     Report  on  recommendation  from  Comptroller,  1892 126 


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Finance.     Keport  on  estimate  from  Comptroller,  1892 196 

Finance.     Keport  on  G.  O.  No.  30,  1892 *   .  204 

Finance.     Keport  on  Ap.  O.  No.  9,  1892 ..213 

Finance.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  47, 1 892 235 

Finance.     Keport  on  Ap.  O.  No.  1, 1893 263 

Finance.     Report  on  Ap.  O.  No.  3,  1893 291 

Finance.     Report  on  A  p.  O.  No.  4,  and  G.  O.  No.  15,  1893 317 

Finance.     Report  on  Ap.  O.  No.  6  ancl  7,  and  G.  O.  No.  15,  1893 324 

Finance.     Report  on  Ap.  O.  No.  8,  1893 389 

Finance.     Keport  on  Resolution  No.  4, 1893 , 400 

Finance.     Report  on  Ap.  Os.  No.  10  and  12, 1893 477 

Finance.     Report  on  estimate  of  Comptroller,  1893 557 

Finance.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  48,  1893 559 

Finance.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  50  and  Ap.  O.  No.  13,  1893 565 

Judiciary.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892 98 

Judiciary.     Report  on  revision  of  city  ordinance,  1892 136 

Judiciary.     Report  on  Resolution  No.  2,  1 893 389 

Judiciary.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  34,  1893 400 

Judiciary.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  41,  1893 459 

Judiciary.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  35,  1893  .    . 460 

Ordinances.     Report  on  G.  O.  No;  22,  1893 362 

Public  Health.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  6,  1892 36 

Public  Health.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  15,  1892 66 

Public  Health.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  15,  1892 78 

Public  Health.     Report  on  G.  O.  Nos.  10,  18,  20,  1892 107 

Public  Health.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  31,  1892 148 

Public  Health.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  41,  1892 222 

Public  Health.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  9,  1893 293 

Public  Morals.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  9,  1892 68 

Public  Morals.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  18,  1892 98 

Public  Morals.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  27,  1892 126 

Public  Morals.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  42, 1892 205 

Public  Morals.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  46,  1893 ' 575 

Public  Property  and  Improvements.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  22,  1892 117 

Public  Safety  and  Comfort.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892 71 

Public  Safety  and  Comfort.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  11,  1892 99 

Public  Safety  and  Comfort.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  23,  1892    .    .    . 119 

Public  Safety  and  Comfort.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  24,  1893 368 

Railroads.     Keport  on  G.  O.  No.  5,  1892 36 

Railroads.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  21,  1892 107 

Railroads.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  1,  1893 263 

Railroads.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  2,  1893 263 

Railroads.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  53,  1892 '  264 

Railroads.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  6,  1893 305 

Railroads.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  19,  1893 392 

Railroads.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  44,  1893 473 

Rules.     Report  on  amendment  to  rules,  1892 59 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  4,  1892 22 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  7,  1892 26 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  13,  1892 37 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  2,  1892 59 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  17,  1892 61 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  19,  1892 100 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  30,  1892 137 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  32,  1892 148 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  37,  1892 200 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  43,  1892 218 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  34,  1892 264 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  3,  1893 265 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G-  O.  No.  14,  1893 305 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  26,  1893 393 


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Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  4.  1893 393 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Allyes.  Report  on  G.  Os.  Nos.  7,  16,  31  and  33,  1893     .    .  400 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  28,  1893 401 

Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys.     Report  on  G.  O.  No.  47,  1893 478 

RESOLUTIONS. 

Instructing  City  Clerk  to  have  one  hundred  copies  of  the  Rules  printed    ...  8 
Instructing  City  Attorney  to  give  opinion  4n  reference  to  Water  Company 

rates ,    .    .    .    .  12 

Authorizing  Clerk  to  have  twenty-five  copies  of  G.  O.  No.  11  printed 28 

Amending  rules  of  Common  Council 40-59 

Referring  electric  light  contract  back  to  Board  of  Public  Works 73 

In  reference  to  paving  of  South  East  street  and  Fletcher  avenue 89 

Appointing  Inspectors  and  Judges  of  school  election .  118 

Authorizing  City  Comptroller  to  pay  for  hacks  used  on  Memorial  day    ....  120 

Resolution  of  sympathy  on  the  death  of  the  wife  of  City  Attorney  Bailey    .    .  192 

In  reference  to  the  resignation  of  Councilman  O.  R.  Olsen    ...  * 201 

Naming  the  viaduct ...        206 

In  reference  to  the  resignation  of  City  Attorney  Bailey 245 

In  reference  to  the  Citizens  Street  Railway  Company 266 

In  reference  to  titles  of  school  property  (passed,  p.  389) 296 

In  reference  to  titles  of  school  property  (passed) 297 

Resolution  of  sympathy  on  the  death  of  the  mother  of  Councilman  Holloran  .  311 

Resolutions  of  sympathy  on  the  death  of  the  Avife  of  Councilman  A.  A.  Young  321 

In  reference  to  titles  of  school  property 359 

Robert  C.  McGill;  action  of  Common  Council  on  death  of;  see  special  meeting  363 

In  reference  to  taxation.     Referred.     (Passed  404) 395 

Appointing  Inspectors  and  Judges  of  school  election 396 

Granting  G.  A.  R.  Committee  to  erect  barracks 402 

Granting  G.  A.  R.  Committee  to  give  a  display  of  fireworks 465 

To  grant  license  to  W.  Brown 471 

Vote  of  thanks  to  President  of  the  Common  Council,  Martin  J.  Murphy  .    .    .  583 

Vote  of  thanks  to  City  Clerk,  Randall  J.  Abrams 584 

RUDDELL  STREET. 
G.  O.  No.  43,  1892.     An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of   Nineteenth   Street   to 

Eighteenth  Street,  and  to  change  the  name  of  Ruddell,  or  Schurman  Street,  to 

Nineteenth  Street. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 202 

Committee  report 218 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 267 

SAHM  STREET. 
G.  O.  No.  31,  1893.     An  ordinance  providing  a  name  for  the  alley  running  west 
from  Ft.  Wayne  avenue  to  Alabama  street,  between  Pratt  and  St.  Joseph  streets. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  That  the  alley  running  west  from  Ft.  Wayne  avenue  to  Alabama  street, 
between  Pratt  street  and  St.  Joseph  street  be,  and  the  same  is  hereby  designated  as, 
and  given  the  name  of,  Sahm  street. 

Sec.  2.     This  ordinance  shall  be  in  full  force  and  effect  from  and  after  its  passage. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 

Committee  report 400 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 403 

SALARIES. 
G.  O.  No.  51,  1892.     An  ordinance  fixing  the  salary  of  the  Superintendent  of  the 

City  Hospital  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  and  repealing  all  ordinances 

or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Introduced 229 

Read  first  time  and  referred 230 

Committee  report 234 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time,  and  passed 241 


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G.  O.  No.  10,  1893,  An  ordinance  regulating  and  fixing  the  salary  of  the  Clerk  of 
the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 283 

Committee  report 290 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 300 

G.  O.  No.  18,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  and  fixing  the  salary  of  the  Clerk  of 
the  Board  of  Public  Safety  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 31'0 

Committee  report 318 

G.  O.  No.  12,  1892.     An  ordinance  fixing  the  pay  of  the  Police  Matron. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 27 

Committee  report 58 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  thirl  time  and  passed 63 

G.  O.  No.  8,  1893.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  the  officers 
and  employes  connected  with  the  Police  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana  ;  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith, 
and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 280 

Committee  report 291 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 300 

G.  O.  No.  48,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  officers  and 
employes  connected  with  the  Fire  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  and  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  there- 
with. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 225 

Committee  report    ' 234 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 240 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Section  one  (1)  of  G.  O.  No.  48, 
1892,  the  same  being  "  an  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of 
officers  and  employes  connected  with  the  Fire  Department  of  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis, and  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  there- 
with," repealing  conflicting  ordinances  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall 
take  effect. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time  and  referred 294 

Committee  report 304 

Read  second  time,  amended,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed  .    .    312 

G.  O.  No.  21,  1893.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  officers  and 
employes  connected  with  the  Fire  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  and  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  there- 
with. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 357 

Committee  report 368 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 378 

SELLERS  FARM. 

G.  O.  No.  6,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  repeal  Section  7  of  an  ordinance  regulating 
the  disposition  of  dead  animals  and  animal  offal  and  blood  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  within  two  miles  of  the  corporate  limits  of  said  city,  and 
upon  what  is  known  as  the  Sellers  Farm,  ordained  August  20,  1878. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 22 

Committee  report 36 


32  An  Index  to  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council.  [1892-93 

G.  O.  No.  18,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  repeal  Section  7  of  an  ordinance  regulating 
the  disposition  of  dead  animals  and  animal  offal  and  blood  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  within  two  miles  of  the  corporate  limits  of  said  city,  and 
upon  what  is  known  as  the  Sellers  Farm,  ordained  August  20,  1878. 

Kead  first  time  and  referred 72 

Committee  report 107 

Read  second  time  and  stricken  from  the  files  .   . 122 

Ap.  O.  No.  2,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $21,000  for  the 
purpose  of  paying,  at  maturity,  certain  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
known  as  the  "Sellers  Farm"  bonds;  authorizing  the  City  Comptroller  to 
negotiate  a  temporary  loan  of  $21,000,  and  providing  when  the  same  shall  take 
effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 278 

Committee  report 293 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 301 

SEWERS. 

G.  O.  No.  10,  1892.  An  ordinance  fixing  the  limits  within  which  privies  not  con- 
nected with  a  sewer  shall  not  be  erected  or  maintained,  and  providing  a  penalty 
for  a  violation  thereof. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 27 

Committee  report 107 

G.  O.  No.  38,  1893.  An  ordinance  prescribing  the  manner  in  which  privy  vaults 
shall  be  connected  with  sewers;  regulating  the  construction  and  use  of  said 
vaults;  requiring  the  issuance  of  a  license  or  permit  defining  the  duties  of  the 
Inspector  of  Plumbing  and  House-drainage  in  regard  thereto,  fixing  a  penalty 
for  the  violation  thereof,  and  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same. 

Read  first  time  and  referred ^ 445 

SHEPPARD  AVENUE. 

G.  O.  No.  17,  1892.     An  ordinance  providing  for  the  change  of  the  name  of  Shep- 

pard  avenue  to  Highland  Place. 
Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  passed      , 62 

STREETS. 

G.  O.  No.  41, 1893.  An  ordinance  governing  the  conduct  of  bootblacks  and  news- 
boys in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof, 
and  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same. 

Read  first,  time  and  referred 452 

Committee  report      459 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time,  and  failed  to  pass  .    .    .    466 

G.  O.  No.  43,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  standing  of  vehicles,  teams, 
horses,  or  cattle,  etc.,  and  prohibiting  the  feeding  of  any  animal  upon  any  im- 
proved street  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  providing  a  penalty  for  the  viola- 
tion thereof,  repealing  conflicting  ordinances,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the 
same  shall  Jake  effect. 

Read  first  time,  and  referred 462 

S.  O.  No.  1,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  improvement  of  the  roadway  of 
Christian  avenue,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  from  the  west  property  line  of 
College  avenue  (north)  to  the  east  property  line  of  College  avenue  (north)  by 
paving  the  roadway  with  brick,  and  curbing  the  outer  edges  of  the  sidewalks 
thereof  with  stone. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 463 


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S.  O.  No.  2,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  improvement  of  the  roadway  of 
Christian  avenue,  from  the  west  property  line  of  College  avenue  (south)  to  the 
west  property  line  of  College  avenue  (north),  by  paving  the  roadway  with 
brick,  curbing  the  outer  edge  of  the  sidewalks  with  stone. 

Eead  first  time  and  referred  .    .    .    . 464 

S.  O.  No.  3,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  improvement  of  the  roadway  of 
College  avenue,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  from  the  north  property  line  of 
Massachusetts  avenue  to  the  south  property  line  of  Christian  avenue,  by  pav- 
ing the  roadway  with  brick ;  curbing  the  outer  edges  of  the  sidewalks  with 
stone,  and  grading  and  paving  the  wings  of  all  connecting  streets. 

Eead  first  time  and  referred 465 

G.  O.  No.  46,  1893.  An  ordinance  governing  the  conduct  of  bootblacks  and  news- 
boys in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof, 
and  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same. 

Kead  first  time  and  referred 474 

Committee  report 575 

G.  O.  No.  27,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  construction  and  maintenance  of 
a  portico  or  vestibule  at  and  in  front  of  the  public  entrance  of  the  Grand  Hotel, 
on  South  Illinois  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  upon  certain  conditions. 

Kead  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed 377 

Vetoed  by  the  Mayor 388 

Passed  notwithstanding  the  Mayor's  objection 389 

G.  O.  No.  28,  1893.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  change  of  the  name  of  Ten- 
nessee street  to  Capitol  avenue. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  with  petition 377 

Committee  report 403 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time,  and  failed  to  pass   .    .    .    404 

G.  O.  No.  29,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  provide  for  the  closing  up  of  streets  and  pre- 
vention of  travel  and  trespassing  thereon  while  the  same  are  being  improved ; 
providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the 
same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time 378 

G.  O.  No.  31,  1893.  An  ordinance  providing  a  name  for  the  alley  running  west 
from  Ft.  Wayne  avenue  to  Alabama  street,  between  Pratt  and  St.  Joseph 
streets. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 394 

Committee  report 400 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 403 

G.  O.  No.  34,  1893.  An  ordinance  repealing  G.  O.  No.  8,  1887,  entitled  "an 
ordinance  to  permit  David  Quaintance  to  occupy  a  stand  over  the  east  gutter 
of  Meridian  street  at  the  southeast  corner  of  Meridian  and  Washington 
streets,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,"  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall 
take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 395 

Committee  report 400 

Read  second  time 402 

Failed  to  pass 403 

G.  O.  No.  37,  1892.  An  ordinance  changing  the  name  of  Jeck  street  to  Cottage 
Grove  avenue. 

Read  first  time  and  referred • 149 

Committee  report 200 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 202 

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G.  Q.  No.  39,  1892.     An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Budd  street  to  Dearborn 

street. 
Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  passed 192 

G.  O.  No.  43,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Nineteenth  street  to 
Eighteenth  street,  and  to  change  the  name  of  Ruddell  street,  or  Schurman 
street,  to  Nineteenth  street. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 202 

Committee  report 218 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 220 

G.  O.  No.  3,  1893.  An  ordinance  prohibiting  any  person,  persons,  firm  or  corpora- 
tion from  cutting  or  digging  into  any  street,  alley  or  sidewalk  paved  with  as- 
phalt, vulcanite,  brick,  granite,  wooden  block  or  other  pavement,  without  first 
having  obtained  permission  from  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis  so  to  do,  fixing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof,  repealing 
conflicting  ordinances  and  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 252 

Committee  report 265 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 267 

G.  O.  No.  4,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Leland  street  to  Blake 
street. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 272 

Committee  report s 393 

G.  O.  No.  7,  1892.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  transportation  of  petroleum 
products,  prohibiting  the  kindling  of  fires  or  the  placing  of  mortar  or  mortar 
boxes  or  injurious  chemicals  upon,  along  or  across  any  asphalt  or  vulcanite 
pavement  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  prescribing  a  penalty  for  any  viola- 
tion thereof. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 22 

Committee  report  . 26 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 28 

G.  Q.  No.  17,  1892.     An  ordinance  providing  for  the  change  of  the  name  of  Shep- 
pard  avenue  to  Highland  Place. 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  passed 62 

G.  O.  No.  19,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Peru  street,  in  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  to  Cornell  avenue. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 78 

Committee  report 100 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time 103 

Passed 104 

G.  O.  No.  30,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Albemarle  street  to 
Hamilton  avenue. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 134 

Committee  report 137 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 150 

G.  O.  No.  34,  1892.  An  ordinance  prohibiting  traction  engines  and  other  engines 
from  being  propelled  over  and  along  certain  streets  of  Indianapolis,  and  pro- 
viding penalties  for  the  violation  thereof. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 138 

Committee  report 264 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 267 


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STREET  RAILWAY. 

G.  0.  No.  22,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  the  designation  by  the  Board  of 
Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  of  certain  lines  of  railway  to  be 
constructed  and  operated  by  the  City  Railway  Company. 

Read  first  time  and  referred • 358 

Committee  report • 362 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 362 

G.  O.  No.  32,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Section  3  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  and  established  January  18,1864,  and  amended  by  G.  O.  No.  60,  1889, 
ordained  and  established  on  the  —  day  of  January,  1889. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 394 

G.  O.  No.  42,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  and  agreement 
made  and  entered  into  on  the  19th  day  of  July,  1893,  between  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis, by  and  through  its  Board  of  Public  Works,  and  the  Citizens  Street 
Railroad  Company,  whereby  said  company  is  granted  the  right  to  place  poles 
necessary  for  the  operation  of  its  railway  on  certain  streets  of  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis, at  the  outer  edges  of  said  streets,  between  the  curb  line  and  the 
sidewalks,  instead  of  in  the  center  of  the  streets. 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  passed 455 

G.  O.  No.  45,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  and  agreement 
made  and  entered  into  on  the  9th  day  of  August,  1893,  between  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis, by  and  through  its  Board  of  Public  Works,  and  the  Citizens  Street 
Railroad  Company,  whereby  said  company  is  granted  the  right  to  place  poles 
necessary  for  the  operation  of  its  railway  on  certain  streets  of  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis, at  the  outer  edges  of  said  streets,  between  the  curb  line  and  the 
sidewalks,  instead  of  in  the  center  of  the  streets. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 471 

Recalled  from  the  committee,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  en- 
grossed, read  third  time  and  passed 472 

G.  O.  No.  51,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  and  agreement 
made  and  entered  into  on  the  23d  day  of  September,  1893,  between  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  by  and  through  its  Board  of  Public  Works,  and  the  Citizens 
Street  Railroad  Company,  whereby  said  company  is  granted  the  right  to  place 
poles  necessary  for  the  operation  of  its  railway  on  Alabama  street,  from  Fort 
Wayne  avenue  to  Seventh  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  at  the  outer  edges 
of  said  streets,  between  the  curb  line  and  the  sidewalks,  instead  of  in  the  cen- 
ter of  the  streets. 

Introduced 567 

Read  first  time  and  referred 568 

Rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed  569 

G.  O.  No.  14,  1892.  An  ordinance  confirming  a  certain  contract  made  and  entered 
into  on  the  1st  day  of  March,  1892,  by  and  between  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
and  the  Indianapolis  and  Broad  Ripple  Rapid  Transit  Company,  wherein  said 
Company  is  granted  a  certain  right  of  way  for  the  construction  and  mainte- 
nance of  an  electric  street  railway  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  the 
operation  of  cars  thereon,  upon  certain  terms  and  conditions  therein  set  forth. 

Read  first  time  and  referred   . . 39 

Committee  report 41 

Amended 42-45 

Referred  back  to  Board  of  Public  Works 45 

Referred  back  to  Council 47 

Failed  to  pass 50 

Citizens  request  the  co-operation  of  Council  in  reference  to  rapid  transit   .    .    .    218 
Read  and  referred 219 


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G.  O.  No.  20,  1893.  An  ordinance  ratifying,  confirming  and  approving  a  certain 
contract  and  agreement  made  and  entered  into  on  the  24th  day  of  April, 
1893,  between  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  by  and  through  its  Board  of  Public 
Works,  and  the  City  Railway  Company,  whereby  said  company  is  authorized 
to  construct,  extend,  operate  and  maintain  certain  passenger  railways  in  and 
upon  the  streets  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Introduced 331 

Read  first  time  and  referred 347 

Committee  report ' 350 

Read  second  time 351 

Ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 352 

SWITCHES. 
G.  O.  No.  21,  1892.     An   ordinance   approving  a  certain  contract   granting   the 
Indiana  Lumber  and  Veneer  Company  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch 
or  side-track  across  Fifteenth  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 100 

Committee  report .    .    107 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed     .    -    .  \ .    .    .    108 

G.  O.  No.  26,  1892.     An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  Otto 
Stechhan  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switeh  or  side-track  across  Hanway 
street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 
Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed 119 

G.  O.  No.  28,  1892.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  the 
Indianapolis  Light  and  Power  Company  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch 
or  side-track  across  the  intersection  of  Kentucky  avenue  and  Missouri  street,  and 
along  and  upon  the  south  side  of  Louisiana  street,  from  the  west  property  line  of 
Kentucky  avenue  to  a  point  109  feet  east  of  the  east  line  of  West  street,  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  back  to  Board  of  Public  Works 128 

Reported  back  from  Board  of  Public  Works,  read  first  time  and  rules  sus- 
pended  ■  "    ■ !31 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 132 

G.  O.  No.  53,  1892.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract,  granting  S.  R. 
Greer  &  Co.  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  to  be  con- 
structed off  the  main  track  of  the  Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis 
R.  R.  (Chicago  Division),  across  Sixth  street,  at  Lafayette  street,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  State  of  Indiana. 

Introduced. 238 

Read  first  time  and  referred 239 

Committee  report 264 

G.  O.  No.  2,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract,  granting  the  Cleve- 
land, Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Railway  Company  (Indianapolis  divis- 
ion) the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  SAvitch  or  side-track  across  North  street,  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Introduced      . 250 

Read  first  time  and  referred 252 

Committee  report 263 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 267 

G.  O.  No.  19,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  the 
Pittsburgh,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Railway  Company  the  right  to  lay 
and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  across  Phipps  street,  between  Delaware  and 
Pennsylvania  streets,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Introduced      .319 

Read  first  time  and  referred • 321 

Committee  report 392 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 397 


1892-93]         An  Index  to  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council.  37 

G.  O.  No.  24,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  the  Cleve- 
land, Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Railway  Company  the  right  to  connect 
their  tracks  with  the  tracks  of  the  Indianapolis  Union  Railway  Company,  at  or 
near  their  crossing  at  Delaware  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  in  consider- 
ation of  the  removal  of  certain  other  tracks  of  the  said  Cleveland,  Cincinnati, 
Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Railway  Company,  therein  named. 

Introduced 369 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed 370 

G.  O.  No.  25,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract,  granting  the  Cleve- 
land, Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Railway  Company  the  right  to  lay  and 
maintain  certain  railway  tracks  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  under  stipulated 
terms  and  conditions. 

Introduced .370 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed '. 373 

TAXES. 

G.  O.  No.  40,  1892.  An  ordinance  fixing  the  rate  of  levy  and  taxation  for  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  for  the  ensuing  year. 

Read  first  time 197 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 199 

G.  O.  No.  50,  1893.  An  ordinance  fixing  the  rate  of  levy  and  taxation  for  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  for  the  ensuing  year. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 563 

Committee  report 565 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 566 

TELEGRAPH  AND  TELEPHONE. 

G.  O.  No.  40,  1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  telegraph  and  and  telephone  companies 
to  pay  a  certain  fee  for  the  privilege  of  erecting  or  maintaining  their  poles  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof  and  fix- 
ing the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 450 

Committee  report ,  .. 461 

Read  second  time  and  re-referred 466 

G.  O.  No.  52,  1893.  An  ordinance  confirming  and  approving  a  certain  agreement 
and  contract,  made  and  entered  into  September  29,  1893,  by  and  between  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  through  its  Board  of  Public  Works,  and  the  American 
Telephone  and  Telegraph  Company  of  Indiana. 

Introduced 575 

Read  first  time  and  referred  .    . 578 

Committee  report 582 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 583 

TEMPORARY  LOAN. 

G.  O.  No.  38,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Mayor  and  City  Comptroller  to 
make  a  temporary  loan  or  loans  in  anticipation  of  the  revenue  of  1892,  not  ex- 
ceeding the  sum  of  seventy-five  thousand  dollars. 

Read  first  time 191 

Rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed  192 

G.  O.  No.  52,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Mayor  and  City  Comptroller  to 
make  a  temporary  loan  or  loans,  in  anticipation  of  the  revenue  of  1892,  not  ex- 
ceeding one  hundred  thousand  dollars  in  the  aggregate. 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,    ordered    engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  passed 237 


38  An  Index  to  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council.         [1892-93 

G.  O,  No.  39,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  City  Comptroller  to  make  a 
temporary  loan  or  loans  in  anticipation  of  the  revenue  to  be  derived  from  the 
settlement  of  the  City  Treasurer  on  the  hrst  Monday  of  November,  1893. 

Read  first  time,  rules  suspended,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed .    449 

Statement  of  temporary  loans .    .    .   • 499 

G.  O.  No.  48,  1893.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  City  Comptroller  to  make  a 
temporary  loan  or  loans  not  exceeding  $40,000  in  anticipation  of  the  revenue 
to  be  derived  from  the  settlement  of  the  City  Treasurer  on  the  first  Monday 
in  November,  1893. 

Eead  and  referred 555 

Committee  report 560 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 560 

Ap.  O.  No.  2, 1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  seventy-six  thousand  eight  hundred 
and  forty  dollars  and  ninety-eight  cents  ($76,840.98)  with  which  to  pay  tempor- 
ary loans  due  April  20, 1892,  and  interest  thereon. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 63 

Committee  report 71 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 93 

Ap.  O.  No.  10,  1892.  An  ordinance  entitled  "an  ordinance  appropriating  sixty 
thousand  dollars  to  pay  temporary  loans  due  November  10,  1892,  and  the 
further  sum  of  two  hundred  and  forty-five  dollars  and  eighty-four  cents,  to  pay 
interest  thereon." 

Read  first  time  and  referred 214 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 215 

Ap.  O.  No.  5,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  to  the  Department  of  Finance  one 
hundred  thousand  dollars  to  pay  temporary  loans  due  April  19,  1893,  and  the 
further  sum  of  one  thousand  and  fourteen  dollars  and  forty-three  cents  to  pay 
interest  on  the  same. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 306 

Recalled   from   the   committee,   rules   suspended 312 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 313 

TENNESSEE  STREET. 

G.  O.  No.  28,  1893.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  change  of  the  name  of  Ten- 
nessee street  to  Capitol  avenue. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  with  petition 377 

Committee  report 403 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time,  and  failed  to  pass   .    .    .    404 

UNION  STATION. 

G.  O.  No.  35,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Sections  1  and  3  of  an  ordinance 
entitled  "  an  ordinance  for  the  protection  of  passengers,  travelers  and  baggage, 
and  for  the  preservation  of  order  in  and  about  the  Union  Depot,  in  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,"  in  force  February  20, 1892,  fixing  the  time  when  the 
same  shall  take  effect  and  providing  for  publication. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 401 

Committee  report 460 

Amended 461 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed 466 

'  VAULTS. 

G.  O.  No.  10,  1892.  An  ordinance  fixing  the  limits  within  which  privies  not  con- 
nected with  a  sewer  shall  not  be  erected  or  maintained,  and  providing  a  penalty 
for  a  violation  thereof. 

Read  first  time  and  referred < 27 

Committee  report 107 


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G.  O.  No.  38,  1893.  An  ordinance  prescribing  the  manner  in  which  privy  vaults 
shall  be  connected  with  sewers ;  regulating  the  construction  and  use  of  said 
vaults;  requiring  the  issuance  of  a  license  or  permit  defining  the  duties  of  the 
Inspector  of  Plumbing  and  House-drainage  in  regard  thereto,  fixing  a  penalty 
for  the  violation  thereof,  and  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 445 

WATER. 

G.  O.  No.  1,  1892.     Water  contract. 

Read  first  time  and  referred 9 

Committee  report 30 

Read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time,  and  passed 91 

Resolution  No.  1,  1892.  Whereas,  Tha  question  of  the  adoption  of  more  equitable 
rules  and  prices  by  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company,  for  the  benefit  of  private 
customers  should  be  considered  by  this  Council. 

Resolved,  That  the  City  Attorney  be  and  is  hereby  instructed  to  make  a  thorough  and 
complete  investigation  of  the  terms  of  the  said  Indianapolis  Water  Company's 
charter  and  subsequent  legislation  relating  thereto,  and  also  the  terms  of  the 
present  city  charter  bearing  on  the  same  subject,  and  define  the  rights  and 
powers  of  the  Council  in  the  premises,  and  report  at  the  next  regular  meeting. 

Referred  to  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises 12 

City  Attorney's  opinion 80 

Schedule  of  water  rates  of  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company  to  private  con- 
sumers        :    .    .    .    .  79-89 


JOURNAL  OF  PROCEEDINGS 

OF   THE 

COMMON      COUNCIL 

OF  THE 

CITY  OF   INDIANAPOLIS, 

In  Marion  County  in  the  State  of  Indiana. 


FIRST  REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,      I 


Thursday,  January  7,  1892,  7:30  p.  m. 

The  records  and  files  in  the  office  of  the  City  Clerk  of  the  city  of  In- 
dianapolis, a  city  located  in  Marion  County  in  the  State  of  Indiana,  and 
governed  by  and  under  an  act  of  the  General  Assembly  of  said  State 
entitled,  "An  act  concerning  the  incorporation  and  government  of 
cities  having  more  than  one  hundred  thousand  population  according  to 
the  last  preceding  United  States  census,  and  matters  connected  there- 
with, and  declaring  an  emergency,"  approved  March  6,  189 1,  (see 
Laws  57th  Regular  Session,  Chapter  97,  pages  137  to  167,  and  com- 
monly called  "The  City  Charter"),  showing  that  at  the  election  held  on 
the  second  Tuesday  in  October,  1891,  being  the  13th  day  of  said  month, 
pursuant  to  section  2  of  said  act,  the  following  officers  of  said  city  were 
duly  elected,  all  of  whom  have  qualified  in  pursuance  to  section  6  of 
said  act,  to-wit : 

THOMAS  L.  SULLIVAN,   Mayor. 
RANDALL  J.   ABRAMS,  City  Clerk. 
EDWARD  C.  BUSKIRK,   Police  Judge. 


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COUNCILMEN    AT    LARGE. 


Henry  W.   Laut, 
Robert  C.    McGill, 
John  B.  McGuffin, 
Martin  J.   Murphy, 
Frederick  Schrader. 
Edward  J.  Scherer. 


COUNCILMEN    REPRESENTING    THE    FIFTEEN    WARDS. 

Thomas  B.   Linn,   First  Ward. 
John  R.   Allen,  Second  Ward. 
Archibald  A.  Young,  Third  Ward. 
John  A.   Puryear,   Fourth  Ward. 
James  H.   Costello,   Fifth  Ward. 
William  H.  Cooper,  Sixth  Ward. 
Joseph  L.   Gasper,  Seventh  Ward. 
Emil  C.   Rassmann,   Eighth  Ward. 
John  F.  White,   Ninth  Ward. 
George  R.  Colter,  Tenth  Ward. 
Patrick  J.   Ryan,  Eleventh  Ward. 
Charles  A.  Gauss,  Twelfth  Ward. 
Olaf  R.   Olsen,  Thirteenth  Ward. 
Anton  Schmidt,   Fourteenth  Ward. 
Henry  F.   Holloran,  Fifteenth  Ward. 

The  Common  Council  held  its  first  meeting  on  the  first  Thursday  in 
January,  1892,  at  7:30  p.  m.,  in  the  Council  Chamber,  located  in  the 
Court  House,  and  was  called  to  order  by  Randall  J.  Abrams,  City  Clerk, 
who  called  the  roll  of  the  six  Councilmen  at  Large  and  the  fifteen  ward 
Councilmen,  all  of  whom  answered  to  their  respective  names  except 
Councilman  at  Large  Robert  C.  McGill. 

The  City  Clerk  announced  twenty  members  present,  and  stated  the 
first  business  in  order  to  be  the  election  of  a  presiding  officer. 

Whereupon  Councilman  Ryan  nominated  Councilman  at  Large  Martin 
J.  Murphy,  which  nomination  was  seconded  by  Councilman  Cooper. 

No  further  nominations  being  made  Councilman  Rassmann  moved  that 
the  City  Clerk  cast  the  unanimous  vote  of  the  body  for  the  nominee,  which 
was  agreed  to,  and  the  City  Clerk  announced  twenty  votes  cast  for  Martin 


January  7,  1802.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  3 

J.  Murphy  and  declared  him  duly  elected  President  of  the  Common  Coun- 
cil, whereupon  the  President  took  the  chair  and  announced  as  the  next  order 
the  election  of  a  presiding  officer  pro  tem. 

Councilman  at  Large  McGuffin  nominated  Councilman  Emil  C.  Rass- 
mann,  which  nomination  was  seconded  by  Councilman  Gasper,  and  there 
being  no  further  nominations,  the  election  was  made  by  acclamation,  and 
Emil  C.  Rassmann  was  declared  duly  elected  President  pro  tem. 

Councilman  Ryan  offered  the  following  and  moved  the  same  be 
adopted  as  the  prescribed  rules  of  this  Common  Council  under  the  pro- 
vision of  Section  18  of  said  act. 


RULES   AND  REGULATIONS  FOR  THE  GOVERNMENT  OF  THE  COM- 
MON COUNCIL  OF  THE  CITY  OF  INDIANAPOLIS. 

(Adopted  January  7,  1892.) 

MEETINGS. 

The  regular  meetings  of  the  Council  shall  be  held  on  the  first  and  third  Mon- 
day evenings  of  each  month,  at  the  hoar  of  8  o'clock.  At  the  hour  fixed  the  Clerk 
shall  call  the  roll  of  members,  noting  those  present  and  those  absent.  If  the 
President  be  absent  at  the  time  for  the  first  roll-call,  the  Vice-President  shall  call 
the  Council  to  order;  and,  if  the  latter  i*  absent,  any  member  of  the  Council  may, 
upon  motion,  be  called  to  the  chair,  and  such  chairman  shall  act  as  presiding  officer 
until  the  arrival  of  the  one  entitled  to  preside 

Special  meetings  of  the  Common  Council  may  be  held  upon  calls  made  as  fol- 
lows: By  the  Mayor,  or  by  the  President,  or  by  any  five  members  of  the  Common 
Council.  In  case  of  a  call  for  a  special  meeting,  in  whatever  manner  made,  it  shall 
be  the  duty  of  the  person  or  persons  authorizing  the  same  to  duly  notify  the  City 
Clerk  thereof,  and  it  shall  be  the  duty  of  that  officer  to  cause  notices  of  such  meet- 
ings to  be  served  upon  each  member,  either  in  person  or  by  notice  left  at  his  place 
of  residence. 


DUTIES  OF  OFFICERS. 


PRESIDENT. 

The  presiding  officer  shall  preserve  order  and  decorum.  He  shall  decide  all  ques- 
tions of  order,  subject  to  an  appeal  to  the  Council.  (  He  shall  vote  on  all  questions 
when  the  ayes  and  nays  are  taken,  his  name  being  called  last),  and  upon  all  other 
questions,  when  the  Council  is  equally  divided,  he  shall  cast  the  deciding  vote. 

He  shall  appoint  all  standing  committees,  as  well  as  all  special  committees,  that 
may  be  ordered  by  the  Council.  All  standing  committees  shall  be  appointed  at 
the  first  meeting  of  the  Council  after  the  commencement  of  each  term. 

It  is  also  the  duty  of  the  President  to  sign  all  ordinances,  orders  or  resolu- 
tions passed  by  the  Council,  before  being  presented  to  the  Mayor,  as  well  as  all  ordi- 
nances after  enrollment,  and  the  Journal  of  Proceedings. 

In  putting  a  question  to  a  vote  of  the  Council,  the  President  shall  rise  to  his 
feet,  but  may  state  a  question  sitting. 


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CLERK. 

It  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  Clerk  to  keep  an  accurate  journal  of  the  proceed- 
ings of  the  Common  Council  in  a  book  to  be  kept  for  that  purpose,  which  shall  be 
the  official  record  of  the  acts  of  the  Council,  and  he  shall  also  keep  a  proper  file 
of  all  the  papers  thereof.  He  shall  have  said  proceedings  printed  after  each  reg- 
ular or  special  meeting,  one  copy  of  which  shall  be  presented  to  each  member,  and 
at  least  fifty  (50)  c  >pies  of  which  shall  be  kept  on  file  to  be  bound,  at  the  etid  of 
the  term,  with  a  proper  index  thereto. 

He  shall  arrange  a  roll  call  of  the  members  in  alphabetical  form.  It  shall 
also  be  his  duty  to  have  all  necessary  papers, delivered  to  the  chairmen  of  com- 
mittees within  two  days  after  adjournment  of  any  meeting  of  the  Council. 


SERGEANT- AT- ARMS. 

The  Sergeant- at- Arms  shall  preserve  order  in  the  lobby,  and  shall  prohibit 
smoking  and  loud  talking.  He  shall  act  as  messenger  for  the  Council,  and  shall 
deliver  all  papers  to  the  chairmen  of  the  committees  that  may  be  placed  in  his 
hands  by  the  City  Clerk  within  two  days  after  adjournment  of  any  meeting  of  the 
Council  at  which  such  papers  have  been  referred.  He  shall  also  notify  all  mem- 
bers of  all  special  meetings,  and  shall  always  act  under  the  direction  of  the  Coun- 
cil or  the  President,  and  obey  all  orders  given  him. 


KULES. 

1.  The  general  rules  of  parliamentary  law,  so  far  as  applicable,  are  to  be 
considered  the  rules  of  the  Council,  unless  the  same  conflict  with  any  of  the  rules 
herein  prescribed.  The  duties  of  standing  committees  shall  be  the  same  as  in 
legislative  bodies,  except  as  hereinafter  modified  or  changed. 

2.  When  any  motion  is  made  and  seconded  it  shall  be  stated  by  the  presiding 
officer,  or,  being  in  writing,  it  shall  be  handed  to  the  Clerk  and  read  aloud  before 
debate. 

3.  When  any  member  is  about  to  speak  or  deliver  any  matter  to  the  Council 
he  shall  rise  from  his  seat  and  respectfully  address  himself  to  the  presiding  officer, 
and,  on  being  recognized,  may  address  the  Council,  and  shall  confine  himself  to 
the  question  in  debate,  and  avoid  personality.  The  chair  shall  not  recognize  any 
member  as  in  order  unless  he  shall  be  in  his  proper  seat. 

4.  No  member  shall  speak  more  than  twice  on  the  same  question  without 
leave  of  the  Council,  nor  more  than  once  until  every  member  choosing  to  speak 
shall  have  spoken  :  Provided,  That  all  speeches  shall  be  limited  to  five  minutes, 
unless  further  time  be  granted  by  the  Council,  answering  questions  not  to  be  con- 
sidered as  a  part  of  the  speaker's  time. 

5.  When  two  or  more  members  rise  at  once,  the  presiding  officer  shall  decide 
which  shall  speak  first. 

6.  All  questions  relating  to  the  priority  of  business  shall  be  decided  without 
debate. 

7.  No  one  not  a  member  of  the  Common  Council  shall  be  permitted  to  address 
the  same,  except  by  unanimous  consent  of  the  Council :  Provided,  however,  That 
any  officer  may,  when  called  upon,  make  a  report. 

8.  When  the  presiding  officer  is  putting  a  question  or  addressing  the  Council, 
or  when  any  member  is  speaking,  no  member  shall  engage  in  any  private  discourse, 
or  walk  across  or  leave  the  room  unnecessarily. 

9.  No  member  shall  impeach  the  motive  of  any  other  member's  vote  or  argu- 
ment. 

10.  Every  motion  shall  be  reduced  to  writing,  except  to  adjourn;  to  adjourn 
to  a  day  certain  ;  to  reconsider  the  previous  question  or  the  seconding  thereof  ;  to 


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lay  on  the  table  ;  to  postpone  to  a  day  certain  ;  to  postpone  indefinitely ;  to  commit ; 
to  amend  ;  to  suspend  the  rules;  or  to  concur ;  and  every  other  motion  not  so  re- 
duced to  writing  shall,  upon  the  objection  of  any  one  member,  be  considered  out 
of  order. 

11.  The  presiding  officer  shall  decide  whether  any  question  is  carried  by 
affirmative  or  negative  vote ;  but  if  he  doubt,  and  the  "  ayes  and  noes  "  or  a  division 
be  called  for,  the  Council  shall  decide.  In  case  of  a  rising  vote,  the  affirmative 
shall  first  rise  and  be  counted ;  after,  those  of  the  negative. 

12.  A  quorum  shall  consist  of  a  majority  of  all  the  members  elected.  But  no 
ordinance,  order  or  resolution  shall  be  passed,  or  ordinance  engrossed,  which  shall 
not  have  received  the  votes  of  a  majority  of  all  members  constituting  the  Common 
Council. 

13.  If  any  member  in  anywise  transgress  the  rules  of  the  Council,  any  other 
member  may  call  him  to  order;  in  which  case  the  alleged  offender  shall  immedi- 
ately take  his  seat,  unless  permitted  to  explain.  If  the  question  of  order  be  de- 
cided against  him,  he  shall  be  liable,  if  the  case  require  it,  to  the  censure  of  the 
Council.     If  the  decision  be  in  his  favor,  he  shall  be  at  liberty  to  proceed. 

14.  After  the  call  of  the  "  ayes  and  noes"  has  been  answered  to  by  any  one 
member  called,  it  shall  not  be  in  order  for  any  member  to  offer  any  remarks  except 
in  explanation  of  his  vote;  and  no  explanation  shall  be  in  order  under  the  opera- 
tion of  the  '•'  previous  question  "  or  motion  lo  "  lay  on  the  table." 

15.  Ordinances  shall  be  of  three  distinct  classes,  viz:  1st.  Appropriation 
ordinances.  2d.  Special  ordinances  directing  public  improvements,  and  relating 
to  special  matters.  3d.  General  ordinances  relating  to  the  government  of  the 
city.  The  Clerk  shall  keep  each  class  of  ordinances  in  distinct  files,  according  to 
the  number  of  their  readings,  and  shall  give  each  ordinance  of  each  class  a  distinct 
number  in  the  order  of  its  introduction,  and  shall  place  such  files  on  the  Clerk's 
desk  at  the  opening  of  each  meeting. 

16.  The  vote  on  passage  of  ordinances  and  resolutions,  upon  suspension  of  the 
rules,  and  the  motions  to  reconsider,  must  be  by  call  of  the  roll  ;  but  any  two  mem- 
bers may  call  the  ayes  and  noes  upon  any  question  or  motion;  and  any  member 
may  call  for  the  division  of  a  question  when  the  sense  will  admit  of  it. 

17.  Any  ordinance  failing  to  receive  a  majority  of  votes  upon  "engrossment" 
will  be  considered  as  still  on  its  second  reading  and  awaiting  engrossment,  unless 
stricken  from  the  files  or  otherwise  disposed  of  by  order  or  permission  of  the  Council. 

18.  Any  ordinance  failing  to  receive  a  sufficient  number  of  votes  on  final 
passage  will  be  considered  as  lost,  and  stricken  from  the  files  :  Provided,  The  vote 
be  not  reconsidered  within  the  time  and  manner  authorized  by  Rule  21. 

19.  Any  member  mav  change  his  vote  before  the  announcement  of  the  result 
by  the  Chair.  Every  member  must  vote  upon  every  question,  unless  excused  from 
voting  by  a  majority  of  the  members  present. 

20.  All  questions  shall  be  propounded  in  the  order  in  which  they  are  moved, 
except  that  in  filling  blanks,  the  largest  sum  and  the  longest  time  shall  be  first  put, 
and  then  the  next  largest  sum,  etc.,  till  the  blank  be  filled. 

21.  When  any  question  has  once  been  decided  in  the  affirmative  or  negative, 
any  member  voting  with  the  majority  may  move  a  reconsideration  thereof,  on  the 
same  or  next  regular  meeting:  Provided,  That  no  such  motion  shall  be  introduced 
at  the  next  or  any  subsequent  meeting,  unless  the  member  intending  to  make  the 
same  shall  have  given  written  notice  of  such  intentions  at  the  meeting  at  which  the 
vote  which  he  desires  to  have  reconsidered  was  taken.  A  resolution  once  adopted 
may  be  rescinded  by  subsequent  resolution,  and  ordinances  passed  may  be  repealed 
by  subsequent  ordinances 

22.  When  the  reading  of  any  paper  is  called  for,  if  objections  be  made,  it 
shall  be  decided  by  the  Council ;  and  no  paper  shall  be  read,  if  objected  to,  without 
the  consent  of  the  Council. 

23.  When  any  matter  is  postponed  indefinitely,  it  shall  not  be  again  voted 
upon  during  that  or  the  next  two  succeeding  meeting-". 

24.  No  matter  or  proposition  on  a  subject  different  from  that  under  consid- 
eration shall  be  admitted  under  color  of  an  amendment. 

25.  All  ordinances  shall  be  read  by  title  only,  upon  introduction,  but  such 


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title  shall  clearly  set  forth  the  subject-matter  of  the  ordinance.  Said  ordinance 
shall  then  be  immediately  referred  to  the  proper  committee.  The  Council  may, 
at  any  time,  order  that  ordinances  be  printed  for  distribution  among  the  members 
or  other  persons.  No  ordinance  shall  be  passed  upon  the  day  of  its  introduction, 
except  by  unanimous  consent. 

26.  Each  ordinance  shall  be  read  through  at  its  second  reading,  at  which  time 
it  is  open  for  amendment,  and  the  next  question  will  be  on  ordering  the  same  to  be 
engrossed.  No  amendment,  except  to  strike  out,  shall  be  in  order  after  the  en- 
grossment of  an  ordinance,  unless  by  unanimous  consent. 

27.  Any  ordinance  may  be  stricken  from  the  files  at  any  time  by  a  vote  of 
two-thirds  of  all  the  members  elected,  or  by  a  majority  vote  after  the  ordinance 
shall  have  passed  a  second  reading. 

28.  A  motion  to  May  on  the  table,"  or  for  the  "previous  question,"  shall 
not  be  in  order  if  prefaced  i>y  any  speech  or  remarks. 

29.  The  "previous  question"  shall  be  put  in  this  form:  "Shall  the  main 
question  be  now  put?"  It  shall  only  be  admitted  when  demanded  by  a  majority  of 
the  members  present,  and,  until  decided,  shall  preclude  all  other  motions  or  amend- 
ments, except  the  motion  to  adjourn.  If  the  motion  be  sustained,  the  Chair 
shall  at  once  put  the  question,  first  upon  the  pending  amendments  in  their  order, 
and  then  upon  the  main  proposition. 

30.  Any  matter  laid  upon  the  table  may  be  taken  up  by  a  vote  of  the  Council 
at  any  time  :  Provided,  A  motion  to  reconsider  once  laid  upon  the  table  can  not 
again  be  taken  up. 

31.  A  motion  to  "suspend  the  rules"  is  a  privileged  question,  rs  not  debata- 
ble, and  can  not  be  amended  except  to  the  acceptance  of  the  mover. 

32.  A  motion  to  'reconsider"  and  "  That  when  the  Council  adjourn  it  ad- 
journ to  meet  upon  a  day  certain,"  are  privileged  questions,  and  are  debatable. 

33.  Any  business  which,  by  law  or  necessity,  must  or  should  be  transacted 
within  or  by  a  certain  time,  will  be  considered  a  question  of  privilege. 

34.  Any  motion  or  resolution  which,  in  effect,  contemplates  a  violation  of 
law,  or  is  in  conflict  with  any  ordinance,  will  be  ruled  out  of  order. 

35.  A  motion  to  adjourn  can  not  be  repeated,  unless  other  business  has  inter- 
vened between  the  motions. 

3fi.     A  motion  to  adjourn  can  not  be  reconsidered. 

37.  Any  amendment  to  an  ordinance  may  be  referred,  delayed,  or  otherwise 
disposed  of,  without  delay  or  prejudice  to  the  ordinance  itself. 

38.  Ordinances  reported  back  to  the  Council  by  committees  or  officers  will 
take  their  proper  places  in  first,  second  or  third  readings. 

39.  Ordinances,  resolutions  and  reports  may  be  committed  and  re-committed 
at  the  pleasure  of  the  Council. 

40.  The  standing  committees  of  the  Council  shall  consist  of  three  (3)  mem- 
bers each,  except  the  Finance  Committee  and  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and 
Franchises,  each  of  which  shall  consist  of  seven  (7)  members.  They  shall  have, 
under  the  Council,  full  supervision  of  all  matters  relating  to  the  special  subjects 
referred  to  them,  and  shall  be  as  follows : 

Committee  on  Accounts  and  Claims. 

Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises. 

Committee  on  Elections. 

Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries. 

Committee  on  Finance. 

Committee  on  Judiciary. 

Committee  on  Ordinances. 

Committee  on  Printing. 

Commiitee  on  Public  Health. 

Committee  on  Public  Morals. 

Committee  on  Public  Property  and  Improvements. 

Committee  on  Public  Safety  and  Comfort. 

Committee  on  Railroads. 

Committee  on  Rules. 

Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys. 


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41.  It  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  Committee  on  Finance  10  report  ordinances-! 
making  the  annual  tax  levies  and  those  making  the  annual  appropriations  to  meet 
the  several  items  of  expense  that  are  appropriately  chargeable  against  the  city  ;  all 
other  matters  relating  to  the  raising  of  revenue  shall  also  be  referred  to  the  com- 
mittee. 

42.  All  reports  from  committees  shall  be  made  in  writing,  and  must  be  signed 
by  a  majority  of  the  members  thereof ;  and  all  committees  shall  return  all  papers 
referred  to  them,  and  report  upon  the  same  to  the  Common  Council  at  the  next 
regular  meeting,  or  at  a  special  meeting  if  so  ordered  :  Provided,  That  the  Council 
may,  in  its  discretion,  extend  the  time  for  making  such  reports. 

43.  The  following  Order  of  Business  shall  be  observed  by  the  Common  Coun- 
cil at  its  meetings : 

A — Reading  the  journal  of  the  regular  or  special  meetings. 

B — Communications,  etc.,  from  the  Mayor. 

C — Reports,  etc.,  from  City  Officers. 

D — Reports  from  official  Boards,  in  the  following  order : 

1.  Board  of  Public  Works. 

2.  Board  of  Public  Safety. 

3.  Department  of  Public  Health. 

E — Reports  from  Standing  Committees,  in  the  following  order : 

1.  Accounts  and  Claims. 

2.  Contracts  and  Franchises. 

3.  Elections. 

4.  Fees  and  Salaries. 

5.  Finance. 

6.  Judiciary. 

7.  Ordinances. 

8.  Printing. 

9.  Public  Health. 

10.  Public  Morals. 

11.  Public  Property  and  Improvements. 

12.  Public  Safety  and  Comfort. 

13.  Railroads. 

14.  Rules. 

15.  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys. 

F — Reports  from  Select  Committees. 

G — Appropriation  Ordinances. 

H — Introduction  of  General  and  Special  Ordinances. 

I — Introduction  of  Miscellaneous  Business. 

J — Ordinances  on  Second  Reading. 

K — Ordinances  on  Third  Reading. 

L — Unfinished  Business. 

44.  Special  orders  may  be  taken  up  immediately  after  "  Reports  from  Select 
Committees,"  if  so  ordered  by  the  Council. 

45.  The  reading  of  the  journal  may  be  dispensed  with  at  any  time  by  order 
of  the  Council. 

46.  When  the  roll  of  members  is  called  for  the  purpose,  the  member  called 
shall  have  the  privilege  of  presenting  petitions,  memorials,  communications  or 
remonstrances,  or  of  offering  motions  ur  resolutions ;  and  after  such  call  has  been 
made,  it  shall  not  be  in  order  for  any  member  to  present  any  petition,  memorial, 
communication  or  remonstrance  or  offer  any  motion  or  resolution  during  the  even- 
ing, until  the  call  for  "  Unfinished  Business"  is  reached  :  Provided,  That  nothing 
herein  contained  shall  be  construed  to  prevent  any  member  from  offering  any 
motion  upon  any  pending  matter  during  any  time,  if  the  same  shall  be  declared 
by  the  chair  to  be  in  order. 

47.  These  rules  may  be  amended  or  annulled  by  a  two-thirds  vote  of  all  the 
members  of  the  Common  Council  :  Provided,  however,  That  no  vote  on  any  amend- 
ment or  resolution  to  annul  shall  be  taken  until  at  least  two  weeks'  notice  shall  be 
given  of  such  intended  action. 


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The  question  being,  Shall  the  motion  of  Councilman  Ryan  be  adopted 
and  the  above  and  foregoing  be  prescribed  as  the  rules  of  this  Common 
Council? 

The  same  was  agreed  to  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  20 — viz:  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran 
Laut,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Eassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer' 
White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Councilman  Rassmann  offered  and  moved  the  adoption  of  the  following 
resolution : 

Resolved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  City  Clerk  be 
directed  to  have  one  hundred  copies  of  the  Rules  of  this  body  printed  in  book 
form,  said  copies  to  contain  a  complete  list  of  all  city  officers,  Boards,  members  of 
this  body,  and  committees. 

Councilman  White  offered  the  following  amendment,  which  was  ac- 
cepted by  Councilman  Rassmann : 

He  shall  also  prepare  and  have  appended  thereto  an  index  to  the  city  charter 
as  to  the  powers  and  duties  of  the  Common  Council  granted  thereunder,  the  same 
to  be  indicated  by  section  and  page. 

The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  the  resolution,  as  amended, 
the  same  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  20 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Laut,  Lit-n,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer, 
White,  Young,  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays— None. 

The  following  communication  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the 
minutes : 

January  1,  1892. 

To  the  Common,  Council,  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen  :  In  compliance  with  an  act  "  To  create  a  Firemen's  Pension 
Fund,  for  the  pensioning  of  disabled  firemen,  and  the  widows  and  the  depend- 
ent children,  mothers  and  fathers  of  deceas°d  firemen,  to  create  a  Board  of 
Trustees  of  such  fund,  etc:,"  passed  by  the  last  General  Acsembly  of  the  State  of 
Indiana,  approved  March  9,  1891,  we  herewith  submit  a  brief  report  as  to  the  con- 
dition of  said  pension  fund,  on  the  first  day  of  January,  1892.  Since  the  organiza- 
tion of  the  Board  of  Trustees,  on  May  26,  1891,  ihere  has  been  paid  to  the  Treas- 
urer, by  insurance  companies,  as  provided  in  the  act,  the  sum  of  $1,335  13,  from 
assessments  and  fines,  $598.54;  donations  and  proceeds  of  ball  given  at  Tomlinson 
Hall,  $1,619.92;  making  a  total  of  $3,553.59. 

The  Board  of  Trustees  have  invested  a  portion  of  the  funds  in  three  (3)  Ma- 
rion County  Jail  Bonds,  of  a  thousand  dollars  denomination  each,  dated  August 
1,  1891.  payable  six  years  from  date,  interest  five  per  cent.,  payable  semi-annually. 
Said  bonds  were  purchased  at  a  cost  of  three  thousand  f»nd  thirty  dollars  and  fifty- 
eight  cents  (  $3,030.58  ),  being  face  value  and  accumulated  interest  to  date  of  pur- 
chase, leaving  a  balance  in  treasury  of  five  hundred  and  one  dollars  and  sixty-one 


January  7,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  9 

cents  t  $501.61 ).  We  feel  that  the  above  is  a  very  good  showing,  for  a  new  feature, 
introduced  among  the  members  of  the  fire  force,  and  hope  it  will  grow  in  favor 
with  the  public  as  well.  While  there  has  been  no  demands  for  benefits  from  said 
fund,  we  hope  there  will  be  none,  until  such  time  as  the  fund  has  become  self-sus- 
taining. Thanking  the  members  of  the  fire  force,  and  the  public  generally,  for  the 
interest  shown  us  in  a  worthy  cause,  we  are, 

Most  respectfully, 
Attest:  Edward  Hawkins, 

President. 
Secretary. 

The  following  communication  was  received  and  ordered  referred  to  the 
Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises,  when  appointed : 

Department  op  Public  Works,  Office  of  the  Board, 
Indianapolis,  January  6,  1892. 
To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council,  City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.: 

Gentlemen:  We  transmit  to  you,  herewith,  for  your  approval,  a  certain 
contract  made  and  entered  into  on  the  6th  day  of  January,  1892,  by  and  between 
the  Board  of  Public  Works,  for  and  in  behalf  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  the 
Indianapolis  Water  Company. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 
M.  M.  Defrees, 

A.    SCHERRER, 

Board  of  Public  Works. 

Councilman  Rassmann  moved  that  when  this  Council  do  adjourn  it  be 
to  meet  again  on  Monday,  January  18,  1892,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m. 
Which  was  agreed  to. 

President  Murphy  then  announced  the  appointment,   under  Rules  2 
and  40,  of  the  following  standing  committees : 

♦     /.     Accounts  and  Claims. 
Councilmen  Olsen,  McGuffin  and  Puryear. 

2.     Contracts  and  Franchises. 

Councilmen  Ryan,    Scherer,    McGill,    Cooper,    Holloran,    Gauss  and 
Allen. 

j.     Elections. 

Councilmen  McGuffin,  Laut  and  Linn. 


4.     Fees  and  Salaries. 
Councilmen  Holloran,  White  and  Gasper. 


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5.  Finance. 

Councilmen  Rassmann,    Ryan,   Laut,    Gasper,    Costello,   Scherer  and 
Cooper. 

6.  Judiciary. 

Councilmen  McGill,  Rassmann  and  Young. 

7.      Ordinances. 
Councilmen  Schrader,  Gasper  and  Costello. 

8.      Printing. 
Councilmen  Schmidt,  Olsen  and  Puryear. 

g.      Public  Health. 
Councilmen  Laut,  McGuffin  and  Linn. 

10.      Public  Morals. 
Councilmen  White,  Gauss  and  Linn. 

11.      Public  Property  and  Improvement. 
Councilmen  Colter,  Schrader  and  Young. 

\2.      Public  Safety  and  Comfort. 
Councilmen  Sherer,  McGill  and  Allen. 

ij.      Railroads. 
Councilmen  Gauss.  Colter  and  Cooper. 

14.     Pules. 
Councilmen  Murphy,  White  and  Young. 

75.      Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys. 
Councilmen  Costello,  Schmidt  and  Young. 

On  motion  of  Councilman  Gauss,  the  Council,  at  9  o'clock  p.  m.  ,  ad- 
journed until  January  18,  1892.        ^  /I Sfo  „ 

MARTIN  J.   MURPHY,  President. 

(/  ^ 

Abrams,  City  Clerk. 


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REGULAR  MEETING. 

Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  \ 
January  18,  1892.      j 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  January  18,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  in  the  chair.  Seventeen 
members,  viz. :  Messrs.  Colter,  Costello,  Holloran,  Gasper,  Laut,  Linn, 
McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt.  Schrader, 
White  and  Young. 

Absent,  Messrs.  Allen,  Cooper  and  Gauss. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  session  held 
Thursday,  January  7,  I892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the 
desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon,  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with.     Which  motion  prevailed. 

REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Ryan,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises, 
asked  for  further  time  to  report.      Which  was  granted. 

INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances  were 
introduced : 

By  Mr.  Olsen : 

G.  O.  No.  2,  1892.  An  ordinance  establishing  stands  for  certain  vehicles, 
the  use  of  same,  and  repealing  ordinance  and  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  there- 
with and  providing  penalties  for  the  violation  thereof. 

Read  a  first  time,  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets 
and  Alleys. 

By  Mr.  White : 

G.  O.  No.  3,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  repeal  an  ordinance  disannexing 
certain  territory  herein  described,  forming  part  of  the  corporate  limits  of  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  passed  over  the  veto  of  the  Mayor,  December  31,  1891,  the  same 
being  known  as  General  Ordinance  No.  50  of  1891. 

Read  a  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys. 


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By  Mr.  McGill : 

G.  O.  No.  4,  1892.  An  ordinance  annexing  certain  territory  constituting  and 
forming  a  part  of  Indianapolis,  Ind. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys. 

By  Mr.  McGill: 

G.  O.  No.  5,  1892.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Pittsburg,  Cincinnati,  Chicago 
&  St.  Louis  Railroad  Company  to  place  and  maintain  a  flagman  at  the  crossing  of 
the  tracks  of  the  said  Company  at  Phipps  Street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indi- 
ana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Railroads. 

MISCELLANEOUS  BUSINESS. 

Mr.  Rassmann  offered  and  moved  the  adoption  of  the  following  mo- 
tion : 

Moved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  President 
make  arrangements  with  the  Board  of  Public  .Safety  for  a  Sergeant  at- 
Arms  for  this  body. 

The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  the  motion,  the  same  was 
adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  17,  viz.:  Councilmen  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn, 
McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White, 
Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Noes,  none. 

Mr.  Young  offered  the  following  resolution  : 

Resolution  No.  1,  1892.  Whereas,  The  question  of  the  adoption  of  more 
equitable  rules  and  prices  by  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company,  for  the  benefit  of 
private  consumers  should  be  considered  by  this  Council;  and, 

Whereas,  The  rapid  growth  of  the  City  and  the  consequent  erection  of  houses 
on  smaller  lots  and  in  closer  proximity,  make  it  necessary  that  the  use  of  better 
water  than  that  which  comes  from  our  surface  wells  should  be  encouraged  to  the 
end  that  the  public  health  may  be  preserved  ;  and 

Whereas,  There  are  many  complaints  by  those  who  use  the  company's  water, 
on  account  of  the  rules  promulgated  by  said  company,  and  still  more  complaints 
by  those  who  do  not  use  the  samj  for  the  reason  that  they  are  unable  to  pay  the 
prices  charged ;  and 

Whereas,  There  is  doubt  as  to  just  what  powers  the  Council  has  under  the 
terms  of  the  company's  charter,  and  the  present  city  charter;  therefore, 

Resolved,  That  the  City  Attorney  be  and  is  hereby  instructed  to  make  a  thorough 
and  complete  investigation  of  the  terms  of  the  said  Indianapolis  Water  Company's 
charter  and  subsequent  legislation  relating  thereto,  and  also  the  terms  of  the  pres- 
ent city  charter  bearing  on  the  same  subject  and  define  the  rights  and  powers  of 
the  Council  in  the  premise*,  and  report  at  the  next  regular  meeting. 

Which  was  referred  to  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Gasper,  the  Corfin^il,  ax.  g  o'clock  #?m.,  adjourned. 

Y, 

President. 


February  1,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  13 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  ) 
February  i,  1892.  } 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  February  1,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and -19  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Cos- 
tello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen, 
Puryear.  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  2,  viz :  Messrs.  Rassmann  and  Sherer. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regui'ar  session  held 
Monday,  January  18,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the 
desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon,  Councilman 
Linn,  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed  with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


communications,  etc,  from  mayor. 
His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication : 

Gentlemen  of  the  Common  Council: 

It  is  my  duty  once  each  year  to  communicate  to  your  honor- 
able body  a  statement  of  the  finances  and  general  condition  of 
the  city  affairs. 

I  have  selected  January  1st  as  the  date  up  to  which  report  of 
work  done  should  be  made — both,  because  it  is  the  end  of  the 
year  and,  also,  because  outdoor  work  has  ceased  for  the  season 
at  that  time.  In  order  that  you  may  have  a  full  and  accurate 
knowledge  of  these  matters,  I  have  requested  the  various  de- 
partments to  furnish  me  with  a  detailed  statement  of  the  work 
done  by  them  up  to  January  1,  1892,  and  it  gives  me  pleasure 
to  send  you  these  reports  and  to  recommend  them  to  your  care- 
ful consideration.  They  show  painstaking  accuracy,  and  tes- 
tify to  the  earnest  desire  of  the  gentlemen  of  the  Boards  to 
improve,  to  the  utmost,  the  opportunities  nature  and  the  new 
charter  have  given  to  Indianapolis. 


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As  these  reports  are  the  first  ever  made,  necessarily,  in  most 
instances,  they  are  only  for  the  fractional  year,  commencing 
March  9,  1891,  and  ending  December  31,  1891. 

The  report  of  the  Comptroller,  submitted  to  you,  is  gratify- 
ing in  the  extreme.  It  shows  that  money  due  the  city  of 
Indianapolis  has  been  carefully  collected  and  so  judiciously 
expended  by  the  various  departments,  that,  while  the  city  is 
rapidly  acquiring  lasting  improvements,  we  are  also  living 
within  our  income,  and  close  the  year  with  no  temporary  loan 
whatever,  except  such  as  was  made  necessary  by  the  partial 
collapse  of  our  fire  department,  whose  rickety  condition,  repre- 
senting years  of  unremitting  service,  was  bequeathed  to  us  by 
our  predecessors. 

These  reports  are  made  with  the  greatest  accuracy  and  de- 
tail, it  being  the  desire  of  the  executive  branch  of  our  munici- 
pality that  you  should  know  not  only  the  financial  condition  of 
our  city,  but  the  items  that  go  to  make  up  that  condition. 

The  difference  in  the  amount  of  warrants  drawn,  as  shown 
by  the  Comptroller's  books  and  the  accounts  of  any  of  the 
Boards,  is  occasioned  by  the  fact  that  an  account  is  put  on  the 
books  of  the  Board  ordering  it  as  soon  as  finally  passed,  but 
does  not  appear  on  the  Comptroller's  books  until  it  is  presented 
to  him  for  approval  and  a  warrant  on  the  treasury.  If,  how- 
ever, we  deduct  from  the  cash  on  hand,  as  shown  by  the  Comp- 
troller, the  accounts  allowed  by  the  Boards  and  not  yet  paid, 
because  not  audited  by  the  Comptroller,  still  it  would  leave  a 
balance  in  the  treasury  December  31,  1891. 

The  Department  of  Public  Works  is  clothed  with  great  re 
sponsibility,  and  affects  a  greater  number  of  our  citizens  than 
perhaps  any  other  branch  of  the  city  government,  and  the 
report  of  the  Board  in  charge  of  that  department  is  accom- 
panied by  the  report  of  their  Clerk,  the  City  Civil  Engineer 
and  the  Street  Commissioner — each  of  whom  is  intrusted  by 
the  Board  with  the  discharge  of  certain  duties  belonging  to  the 
Department  of  Public  Works,  and  I  feel  warranted  in  saying 
to  you  that  a  careful  perusal  of  these  reports  will  satisfy  you, 
as  it  will  satisfy  any  citizen,  that  no  effort  is  being  spared  by 
this  Department  to  return  to  each  citizen  a  full  equivalent  for 
every  dollar  he  pays  in  the  way  of  taxes.  The  work  being 
done  by  the  Board  of  Public  Works  is  new  in  this  community. 


February  1,  1892.]  city  of  fndianapolis,  ind  15 

No  such  burden  was  ever  assumed  before  by  any  of  our  citi- 
zens, and  it  is  undertaken  now  by  the  gentlemen  of  this  Board 
because  of  their  appreciation  of  the  duty  that  came  to  them 
unsought,  and  their  earnest  desire  to  lay  broad  and  deep  the 
foundation  upon  which  to  build  their  city's  future  prosperity. 

A  vast  amount  of  work  has  been  accomplished  by  this  De- 
partment during  the  last  year — the  result  of  which  is  apparent 
upon  every  hand.  During  the  year  1892  as  much  more  will 
certainly  be  done,  the  extent  of  work  being  only  limited  by  the 
amount  of  money  at  their  disposal.  It  has  been  determined, 
however,  that  no  street  will  be  paved  until  the  necessary  sewer, 
gas  and  water  pipes  are  all  laid  and  properly  settled. 

No  improvement  is  needed  more  in  Indianapolis  than  an 
adequate  system  of  sewerage.  Up  to  this  time  we  have  had 
no  system  of  sewerage  at  all,  properly  speaking.  The  Board 
of  Public  Works  has,  however,  this  year  caused  a  topographi 
cal  map  of  the  city  to  be  prepared,  showing  its  elevation  and 
drainage  areas,  and  this  year  a  large  amount  of  work  will  be 
done  in  building  sewers  that  will  be  adequate,  both  for  to-day 
and  also  for  the  Indianapolis  of  the  future. 

Indianapolis  has  within  its  limits  287.82  miles  of  streets,  of 
which  about  14  miles  have  been  permanently  improved.  To  keep 
the  streets  of  Indianapolis  clean  is  a  herculean  task,  and  I  be 
lieve  the  Street  Commissioner  has  done  good  service  when  we 
consider  the  miles  of  streets  under  his  supervision  and  the 
scanty  appropriations  we  have  been  able  to  give  him,  it  being 
only  six-tenths  of  the  amount  expended  by  his  predecessor.  It 
will  be  of  great  assistance  to  this  Department  if  your  honor- 
able body  will  enact  such  an  ordinance  as  will  more  effectively 
prevent  the  sweeping  of  refuse  material  from  stores  upon  the 
streets  and  sidewalks,  and  also  compel  all  wagon  beds,  hauling 
earth  or  refuse  matter,  to  be  so  constructed  as  to  prevent  a 
scattering  of  the  contents  upon  the  streets  of  the  city. 

STREET    SWEEPING   AND    CLEANING. 

The  permanently  improved  streets  of  the  city  will  this  year 
be  cleaned  by  sweeping — daily  in  the  business  portion  and  tri- 
weekly in  the  resident  portion — and  this  done  at  a  cos,t  of  $1.67 
a  mile,  or  .0008  per  foot  for  each  sweeping.     This  work  is  paid 


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for  by  the  property  owner,  and  in  no  way  affects  the  amount  of 
money  that  is  expended  by  the  Street  Commissioner  in  clean- 
ing streets.  During  this  year  the  principal  business  and  resi- 
dent streets  of  the  city  will  be  sprinkled  as  an  entirety,  and 
the  health  and  comfort  of  our  citizens  will  be  greatly  enhanced 
thereby. 

What  to  do  with  the  city  garbage  is  a  perplexing  subject  for 
consideration.  The  present  method  of  burying  it  in  trenches 
and  covering  it  with  earth  is  unsatisfactory,  and  in  time  may 
be  injurious  to  public  health.  The  best  method  of  disposing 
of  it  is,  no  doubt,  by  cremation,  and  it  is  probable  that  during 
the  year  the  Council  may  be  asked  for  an  appropriation  to  pur- 
chase a  cremator  to  be  used  for  that  purpose. 

Your  predecessors  thought  it  expedient  to  cut  down  the 
appropriations  asked  for  by  the  executive  branch  of  the  city 
government.  Of  necessity  this  will  compel  you  to  make  addi- 
tional appropriations  for  several  of  the  departments  during  the 
present  fiscal  year.  Such  appropriations  will  not  be  asked  for 
until  the  executive  department  is  compelled  to  do  so,  and  is 
fully  prepared  to  show  to  you  the  absolute  necessity  for  such 
expenditures. 

The  report  of  the  City  Civil  Engineer  made  to  the  Board  of 
Public  Works  is  full  of  the  most  useful  information.  The 
amount  of  work  done  in  that  branch  of  the  city  government 
has  been  enormous,  and  is  of  the  very  highest  importance. 
Detailed  plans  and  speeifications  of  all  public  improvements 
are  made  there.  Maps  showing  the  location  of  all  water  mains 
and  fire  hydrants ;  extensive  surveys  have  been  and  are  being 
made,  not  only  of  the  entire  city,  but  adjoining  territory,  in 
order  that  the  Board  may  have  full  information  to  enable  it  to 
adopt  a  comprehensive  drainage  and  sewerage  system  for  the 
city.  Much  work  of  a  permanent  character  remains  to  be 
done,  such  as  maps  locating  all  sewers,  gas  pipes  and  electric 
wire  conduits,  and  the  great  labor  of  preparing  the  maps  of 
seventy-one  and  fifty- three  hundredths  (71.53)  miles  of  streets 
that  are  to  be  sprinkled  during  the  coming  summer,  giving 
the  name  of  the  abutting  property  owner  and  such  other  detail 
as  is  necessary  to  carry  out  the  provision  of  the  law  in  this 
respect. 

This  is  one  of  the  departments  where  the  appropriation  was 


February  1,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  17 

cut  down  by  the  former  Council,  and  it  is  hoped  the  Board 
will  not  be  hampered  through  lack  of  funds  in  its  endeavor  to 
have  the  Engineer's  Department  faithfully  and  efficiently  dis- 
charge its  duty  to  the  city. 

The  Building  Inspector — an  office  created  by  the  Charter — 
is  one  of  great  necessity  and  importance.  Since  May  18,  1891, 
forty-eight  buildings  have  been  reported  by  him  for  condemna- 
tion. No  doubt  there  are  many  buildings  in  the  city  that  are 
unsafe  and  should  be  condemned,  either  because  they  lack 
strength  in  construction  or  facility  for  escape  in  case  of  fire, 
and  I  assure  you,  and  through  you  the  citizens  of  Indianapolis, 
that  whenever  knowledge  of  such  defective  building  is  ob- 
tained its  unsafe  condition  will  be  changed  if  the  law  will  per- 
mit it,  and  I  recommend  to  the  Council  that,  after  consultation 
with  the  City  Attorney,  the  Building  Inspector,  and  such  oth- 
ers as  maybe  desirable,  you  so  change  the  ordinance  under 
which  the  Building  Inspector  is  acting  as  to  give  him  and  the 
Board  of  Public  Works  all  the  power  possible  under  the  Char- 
ter. For  instance,  fire  escapes  or  means  of  exit  should  be 
erected  to  the  satisfaction  of  the  city  authorities  upon  all  build- 
ings where,  in  case  of  fire,  the  number  of  people  congregated 
endanger  the  safety  of  any,  and  the  exit  should  be  constructed, 
not  as  though  for  athletes  only,  but  as  a  safe  and  easy  way  of 
escape  for  women  and  children — not  by  a  perpendicular  ladder, 
but  by  steps,  railing  aud  landings.  It  is  obvious  that  the  safety 
of  the  occupants  of  a  building  depends  upon  its  adaptability 
to  the  purposes  for  which  it  is  to  be  used,  and  it  is  most  de- 
sirable that  the  city  authorities  should  have  the  right,  as  a 
matter  of  law,  to  full  information  upon  that  subject,  with 
power  to  provide  for  the  safety  of  the  most  feeble  and  depend- 
ent. 

The  Commissioners  of  Public  Health  and  Charities  have  sub- 
mitted a  full  and  detail  report  of  the  work  in  that  department, 
including  the  City  Hospital  and  Dispensary. 

The  Commissioners  call  attention  to  the  fact  that  there  is 
great  need  for  the  passage  of  an  ordinance  in  regard  to  the 
Pest  House ;  one  to  regulate  the  removal  of  vault  contents  and 
garbage  of  the  citj  ;  and  a  third  in  regard  to  the  receptacles 
for  manure  and  garbage.  Each  of  these  ordinances  was  pre- 
pared by  the  Commissioners  of  Health  and  Charities,  referred 


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to  committees  of  the  last  Council,  and  had  not  been  reported 
on  at  the  expiration  of  that  body's  term. 

The  statistical  information  of  these  reports  is  of  the  greatest 
interest,  showing,  as  it  does,  a  vast  amount  of  labor  done  and 
the  very  highest  care  exercised  in  the  discharge  of  the  all-im- 
portant duties  with  which  this  department  has  been  intrusted. 
For  instance,  during  the  year  there  was  condemned  : 

1,681  vaults. 

43  wells  condemned  and  closed. 

8,370  sewer  connections  ordered. 

2,127  contagious  disease  cards  placed. 
287  houses  disinfected  by  the  Board  since  November  1. 

2,241  cases  of  contagious  disease  reported  and  daily  reports 
made  to  Superintendent  of  Public  Schools,  giving  name 
and  residence  of  all  persons  having  contagious  disease, 
so  that  children  from  infected  houses  could  be  kept 
from  school. 

The  wholesale  fruit  and  vegetable  houses  are  inspected  daily 
and  all  unwholesome  food  destroyed.  Among  the  fruit  de- 
siroyed  was : 

10,672  quarts  of  strawberries. 
3,132  quarts  of  blackberries. 
1,504  quarts  of  cranberries. 
1,076  quarts  of  cherries. 
400  bushels  of  bananas,  and  other  fruit  in  smaller  quantities. 

Daily  inspection   of  slaughter-houses  and  markets  is  made 
and  there  has  been  condemned  during  the  year  : 
77,285  lbs.  of  beef. 
740  lbs.  of  veal. 
4,012  lbs.  of  pork. 
660  lbs.  of  mutton. 

One  hundred  dairies,  containing  2,000  milch  cows,  were  in- 
spected;  113  different  samples  of  milk  tested — taken  from  de- 
livery wagons  and  milk  depots. 

The  death  rate  during  the  past  year  was  17.73  per  1,000, 
which  is  as  low  as  the  minimum  death  rate  per  annum  set  down 
by  statisticians  for  cities. 

I  have  gone  somewhat  into  detail  aud  quoted  liberally  from 
the  Commissioner's  report,  for  the  reason  that  I  believe  the 


February  1,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  19 

amount  and  character  of  the  work  done  under  the  direction  of 
these  gentlemen  will  be  a  matter  of  surprise,  as  well  as  satisfac- 
tion to  most  of  our  citizens. 

The  work  done  by  the  Dispensary  during  the  past  year  is 
nearly  double  that  of  any  previous  year,  and  it  has  been  done 
by  the  same  force.  The  City  Hospital  is  over-crowded  and  is 
in  need  of  very  many  things  that  are  necessary  for  its  efficiency. 
The  fact  is,  each  department  of  the  city  government  must  and 
will  exercise  the  strictest  economy,  and  still,  through  lack  of 
money,  be  deprived  of  much  that  is  essential  to  a  satisfactory 
administration  of  the  city's  affairs. 

Every  citizen  of  Indianapolis  ought  to  feel  proud  of  our  po- 
lice force  and  of  our  fire  force,  and  the  report  I  herewith  send  you 
from  the  Department  of  Public  Safety  gives  reasons  in  detail 
for  our  pride  and  trust  in  these  great  Departments.  The  report 
of  the  Commissioners,  through  their  chairman,  made  to  me,  is 
supplemented  by  reports  made  to  them  from  the  Chief  of  the 
Fire  Force.     Superintendent  of  the  Police,  Clerk  of  the  De- 

x  7 

partment,  Superintendent  of  Fire  Alarm  Telegraph,  Veterinary 
Surgeons,  Police  Matron,  the  Surgeon  in  charge  of  the  Depart- 
ment, Building  Inspector  and  Market  Masters,  all  of  which  I 
take  pleasure  in  submitting  to  you  and  through  you  to  the 
citizens  of  Indianapolis,  in  order  that  all  may  be  informed  as  to 
the  detail  workings  of  this  Department. 

Among  the  first  important  duties  required  by  law  of  the 
Commissioners  was  to  divide  the  Police  and  Fire  Force  equally 
politically.  At  the  head  of  the  Police  Force  was  put  a  Demo- 
crat, who,  because  of  his  great  ability  as  a  disciplinarian  and 
experience  as  an  officer  was  given  the  place.  The  Chief  of  the 
Fire  Force  is  a  Republican,  who,  by  years  of  faithful  service  in 
the  Department,  has  won  the  confidence  of  this  community, 
both  as  a  fire  fighter  and  fire  chief.  Proceeding  on  this 
theory — retaining  the  fittest — the  forces  were  re-organized  ac- 
cording to  law,  and  now  we  have  a  Police  and  Fire  Force  of 
which  we  have  a  right  to  be  proud.  No  member  of  it  need 
fear  dismissal  except  for  cause,  and  that  after  a  public  trial  with 
every  opportunity  given  to  learn  the  truth.  Each  force  is  too 
small  for  the  service  required  of  it.  Indianapolis  covers  15.03 
square  miles,  equal  to  9,610  acres,  and  is  protected  by  121  fire- 
men,  including    substitutes,    and    112    policemen,    including 


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officers,  whose  duty  it  is  to  protect  287.82  miles  of  streets.  The 
effective  manner  in  which  this  is  done  speaks  conclusively  as 
to  the  thorough  discipline  of  the  force  and  reflects  great  credit, 
both  upon  the  officers  and  the  men. 

We  have  been  obliged  to  expend  large  sums  of  money  during 
the  present  fiscal  year  for  the  Fire  Department.  Hose,  horses, 
four  engines,  one  truck,  one  chemical  engine  and  two  hose 
wagons  have  been  purchased  or  made  as  good  as  new,  and  as 
is  stated  by  the  Fire  Chief,  within  sixty  days  the  Department 
will  have  seven  reliable  engines  in  service,  instead  of  three, 
and  its  efficiency  greatly  increased  in  other  respects.  All  of 
this  has  cost  money,  and  a  good  deal  of  it,  but  the  Commis- 
sioners in  charge  of  the  Department  have  expended  the  money 
honestly  and  carefully  for  the  public  good  ;  full  details  of  which 
are  set  out  in  the  reports  I  have  the  honor  to  send  you. 

The  report  of  Mrs.  Buchanan,  the  Police  Matron,  is  full  of 
interest  and  marks  a  step  forward  in  christian  civilization.  I 
can  bear  personal  testimony  to  the  effective  work  that  lady  is 
doing  among  the  criminal  class  of  our  city,  and  the  great  assis- 
tance she  is  to  the  Police  Judge  in  dealing  satisfactorily  with 
the  unfortunates  among  the  petty  criminals  of  a  city. 

I  refer  you  to  the  report  of  the  Surgeon  in  charge  of  the 
Police  and  Fire  Department  for  much  valuable  information 
furnished  by  him. 

In  conclusion  I  desire  to  say  again,  these  are  the  first  annual 
reports  made  by  the  Executive  Departments  They  are  minute 
in  every  detail;  magnifying  nothing;  concealing  nothing. 
They  show  that  Indianapolis  has  taken  long  steps  forward 
towards  becoming  the  city  she  ought  to  be.  Hand  in  hand 
the  legislative  and  executive  branches  of  our  city  government 
will  work  together,  striving  to  bring  prosperity  and  happiness 
to  the  city  that  has  honored  us  with  its  confidence. 

THOMAS  L.  SULLIVAN, 

Mayor. 


February  1,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  21 


REPORTS,   ETC.,   FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 

Report  of  the  City  Comptroller  for  the  calendar  year  ending  December 
31,  1891. 

Was  received  and  ordered  filed. 


REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL     BOARDS. 

First  annual  report  Department  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, for  the  year  ending  December  31,  1891. 

Received  and  ordered  filed. 

Annual  report  of  the  City  Civil  Engineer  for  the  year  ending  Decem- 
ber 31,  1891. 

Received  and  ordered  filed. 

Annual  report  of  the  Street  Department  for  the  year  ending  December 
31,   1891. 

Received  and  ordered  filed. 


BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  SAFETY. 

First  annual  report  of  the  Department  of  Public  Safety  for  the  year 
ending  December  31,  1891. 

Received  and  ordered  filed. 

Annual  report  of  the  Building  Inspector  for  the  year  ending  December 
31,  1891. 

Received  and  ordered  filed. 


DEPARTMENT    OF     PUBLIC    HEALTH. 

Report  of  the  Department  of  Public  Health  and  Charities  for  the  year 
ending  December  31,  1891. 

Received  and  ordered  filed. 

Report  of  Indianapolis  City  Hospital  for  the  year  ending  December 
3i,  1891. 

Received  and  ordered  filed. 


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REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Ryan,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises, 
asked  for  further  time  to  report  on  G.  O.  No.  i  (Water  Contract),  1892, 
for  the  purpose  of  securing  better  rates  to  private  consumers. 

Which  was  granted. 

Mr.  Costello,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  Mo.  4,  1892 — an  ordinance  annex 
ing  certain  territory  constituting  and  forming  a  part  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana — made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  February  1,  1892. 

To  the  President  and  Members  Common  Council  : 

Gentlemen— Your  Committee,  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No 
4,  1892,  would  respectfully  recommed  that  the  same  be  passed. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Jas.  H.  Costello, 
A.  A.  Young. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


introduction  of  general  and  special  ordinances. 

Under   this   order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances  were 
introduced : 

By  Mr.  Halloran  : 

G.  O.  No.  6,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  repeal  section  7  of  an  ordinance  regulat- 
ing the  disposition  of  dead  animals  and  animal  offal  and  blood  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  within  two  miles  of  the  corporate  limits  of  said  city,  and  upon 
what  is  known  as  the  Sellers'  Farm,  ordained  August  20,  1878. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Puplic  Health. 

By  Mr.  McGill : 

G.  O.  No.  7,  1892.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  transportation  of  petroleum 
products,  prohibiting  the  kindling  of  fires  or  the  placing  of  mortar  or  mortar  boxes 
or  injurious  chemicals  upon,  along  or  across  any  asphalt  or  vulcanite  pavement  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  prescribing  a  penalty  for  any  violation  thereof. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee   on   Sewers,   Streets  and 
Alleys. 


February  1,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  2o 

By  Mr.  Olsen : 

G.  O.  No.  8,  1892.    An  ordinance  providing  for  the  inspection  of  steam  boilers 
and  all  steam  generating  apparatus  under  pressure. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Safety  and  Com- 
fort. 


MISCELLANEOUS   BUSINESS. 


Mr.  Costello  offered  and  moved  the  adoption  of  the  following  motion  ■ 

Moved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  City  Attorney 
be,  and  is  hereby  requested,  to  give  his  opinion  to  the  Council,  as  to  whether  or 
not  the  use  of  streets  paved  with  asphaltum  or  other  smooth  pavements,  for 
stands  for  hacks  or  other  vehicles  used  for  conveying  goods  or  passengers  for  hire 
or  pay  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  would  be  such  an  unusual  or  extraordinary  use 
of  such  streets  as  would  release  the  company  paving  the  same  from  its  liability  to 
keep  said  pavement  in  repair. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes — Viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss, 
Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Shrader, 
White.  Young  and  President  Murphy.     Nays — None. 


Mr.  McGuffin  offered  the  following  motion  and  moved  its  adoption  : 

Moved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  City  Clerk  be 
and  is  hereby  ordered  to  secure,  for  the  use  of  the  members  of  the  Common 
Council,  and  other  City  Officers,  fifty  copies  of  the  City  Charter  properly  bound. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes — Viz. :  Councilmen  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran, 
Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White, 
Young  and  President  Murphy.     Nays— Councilman  Allen. 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Ryan,  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
taken  up ;  read  second  time ;  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read  the  third 
time. 

G.  O.  No.  4,  1892.     An  ordinance  annexing  certain  territory  constituting  and 
forming  a  part  of  Indianapolis,  End. 


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[Regular  Meeting 


And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes — Viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gauss,  Halloran, 
Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Ryan,  Schrader,  White,  Young  and  Presi- 
dent Murphy.     Nays— Councilmen  Gasper,  Puryear  and  Schmidt. 


On  motion  of  Mr.  Ryan,  the  Common  Council,  at  9:25  o'clock  p.  m., 
adjourned.  *)/)/)     n/2'1/]  jf    ^ 

Attest:  //  '  '''President. 

£Tbrams, 

City  Clerk. 


February  15,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  25 


REGULAR   MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis, 
February  15,  1892 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  February  15,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  18  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello, 
Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rass- 
mann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  3,  viz  :     Messrs.  Colter,  McGuffin  and  Sherer. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  session  held 
Monday,  February  1st,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the 
desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  read  and'approved. 

COMMUNICATIONS,    ETC.,    FROM    MAYOR. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication, 
which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes : 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen: — I  have  approved   General   Ordinance   No.  4,  passed   at   your 
session  held  February  1st,  1892. 

Respectfully  yours, 

T.  L.  Sullivan, 


J 


REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 

No.  2.  Department  of  Public  Works, 

Office  of  the  Board, 
Indianapolis,  February  5,  1892. 
Martin  Murphy,  Esq., 

President  Common  Council,  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Dear  Sir: — You  are  hereby  notified  that  the  Indianapolis  Sentinel  has  been 
awarded  the  contract  to  do  the  legal  advertising  for  the  Oity  of  Indianapolis,  for  a 
period  of  one  year,  commencing  February  1,  1892. 

Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 
A.  Scherrer, 
M.  M.  Defrees, 
Board  of  Public  Works. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


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1892.  j 


BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  SAFETY. 

Department  of  Public  Safety 

Office  of  the  Board 
Indianapolis,  February  9 
Hon.  M.  J.  Murphy, 

President  of  the  Common  Council: 

Dear  Sir: — Your  communication  to  this  Board  requesting  the  appointment 
of  a  Sergeant-at-Arms  for  the  Common  Council  was  received  and  the  Superinten- 
dent of  Police  instructed  to  detail  the  Police  Court  Bailiff  as  Sergeant-at-Arms 
until  further  notice. 

Yours,  etc., 

John  L.  F.  Steeg, 

Clerk  D.  P.  S. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Ryan,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises, 
asked  for  further  time  to  report  on  G.  O.  No.  i  (Water  Contract),  1892, 
for  the  purpose  of  securing  better  rates  to  private  consumers. 

Which  was  granted. 

Mr.  Laut,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Health,  asked  for 
further  time  to  report  G.  O.  No.  6,  1892. 

Which  was  granted. 

Mr.  McGill,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Safety  and  Com- 
fort, asked  for  further  time  to  report  on  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892 

Which  was  granted. 

Mr.  Gauss,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Railroads,  asked  for  further 
time  to  report  on  G.  O.  No.  5,  1892. 

Which  was  granted. 

Mr.  Costello,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  Mo.  7,  1892 — an  ordinance  regulating 
the  transportation  of  petroleum  products,  prohibiting  the  kindling  of  fires 
or  the  placing  of  mortar  or  mortar  boxes  or  injurious  chemicals  upon, 
along  or  across  any  asphalt  or  vulcanite  pavement  in  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, and  prescribing  a  penalty  for  any  violation  thereof — make  the 
following  report : 

February  1%  1892. 
To  the  President  and  Members  Common  Council  : 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee,  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No.  7, 
report  recommending  passage  of  same. 

Jas.  H.  Costello, 
Anton  Schmidt, 
A.  A.  Young. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


February  15,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  27 


INTRODUCTION  OF    GENERAL  AND  SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances  were 
introduced : 

By  Mr.  Costello: 

G.  O.  No.  9,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  of  buyers  of  old 
rags,  old  iron  and  old  clothes,  etc.  Providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof 
and  repealing  conflicting  ordinances. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Morals. 

By  Mr.  McGill : 
G.  O.  No.  10,  1892.     An  ordinance  fixing  the  limits  within  which  privies  not 
connected  with  a  sewer  shall  not  be  erected  or  maintained,  and  providing  a  pen- 
alty for  a  violation  thereof. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Health. 

By  Mr.  White : 

G.  O  No.  11,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Board  of  Public  Safety  to 
establish  a  Bureau  of  Inspection  ;  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building  Inspector, 
providing  for  the  appointment  of  an  Inspector  of  Plumbing  and  House  Drainage, 
a  Boiler  Inspector  and  for  th«  inspection  of  elevators  and  electric  wires,  and  re- 
lating to  all  other  matters  properly  connected  therewith ;  fixing  penalties  for  the 
violation  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  and  repealing  all  ordinances  in  con- 
flict therewith. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Safety  and  Com- 
fort, and  Public  Health. 

By  Mr    White : 

G.  O.  No.  12,  1892.     An  ordinance  fixing  the  pay  of  the  Police  Matron. 
Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries. 

By  Mr.  Young: 

G.  O.  No.  13, 1892.  An  ordinance  annexing  certain  territory  therein  described, 
to  the  territory  constituting  and  forming  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on   Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys. 

MISCELLANEOUS   BUSINESS. 

Mr.  Ryan  offered  and  moved  the  adoption  of  the  following  motion  • 

Moved  that  the  communication  from  the  Committee  appointed  by  District 
Assembly  No.  106,  Knights  of  Labor,  be  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Public 
Safety  and  Comfort. 


Which  was  adopted. 


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[Regular  Meeting 


Mr.  White  offered  and  moved  the  adoption  of  the  following  motion : 

Moved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  Finance 
Committee  be  instructed  to  provide  ways  and  means  for  the  publication  of  the  re- 
ports of  the  various  Boards  of  the  city  government,  and  for  the  purpose  of  carry- 
ing out  the  provisions  of  this  resolution  shall  consult  the  said  Boards  with  a  view, 
if  possible,  to  have  said  reports  printed  and  paid  for  out  of  funds  already  appro- 
priated for  the  use  of  paid  Boards. 

Which  was  adopted. 

Mr.  White  offered  and  moved  the  adoption  of  the  following  resolution : 

Resolved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  Board  of 
Public  Works  be  and  is  hereby  requested  to  authorize  the  City  Clerk  to  have 
twenty-five  copies  of  General  Ordinance  No.  11,  1892,  printed  for  the  uee  of  this 
body. 

Which  resolution  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes,  16,  viz.:  Councilmen  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Linn, 
McGill,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White,  Young  and 
President  Murphy.     Nays,  2,  viz.:     Councilmen  Allen  and  Laut. 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND   READING. 


On  motion  by  Councilman  Rassmann,  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up ;  read  second  time ;  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read  the  third 
time. 

G.  O.  No.  7,  1892.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  transportation  of  petroleum 
products,  prohibiting  the  kindling  of  fires  or  the  placing  of  mortar  or  mortar  boxes 
or  injurious  chemicals  upon,  along  or  across  any  asphalt  or  vulcanite  pavement  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  prescribing  a  penalty  for  any  violation  thereof. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  12,  viz. :  Councilmen  Costello,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Linn,  McGill,  Rass- 
mann, Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy.  Nays, 
6,  viz. :     Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Gaeper,  Laut,  Olsen  and  Puryear. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Cooper,  the  Common  Council,  at  g  o'clock  p.  m., 
adjourned.  2^7     if/sl/? 

MARTIN  J.   MURPHY, 
Attest:^/  y»  /)    /   //  /  //President. 

Rjfa/DALLsM  ^SRAMS, 


March  7,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  29 


REGULAR  MEETING. 

Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  ) 
March  7,  1892.  } 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  March  7,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  21  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Cos- 
tello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen, 
Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  Young. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  session  held 
Monday,  February  15  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the 
desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with.     Which  motion  prevailed. 

COMMUNICATIONS,    ETC.,    FROM    MAYOR. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication : 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  : 

Gentlemen: — I  have  approved    General  Ordinance  No.  7,  also  Resolution 
No.  1,  1892,  passed  at  your  meeting  held  February  15,  1892. 
Respectfully  yours, 

T.  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 

REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL   BOARDS. 

To  the  Honorable  President  and  Members  0/  the  Common  Council,  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Gentlemen: — We  beg  to  present  you  herewith,  for  your  approval,  a  certain 
•  contract  made  and  entered  into  on  the  firsl  day  of  March,  1892,  by  and  between 
the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  and  the  Indianapolis  and 
Broad  Ripple  Rapid  Transit  Company. 

Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 

A.    SCHERRER, 

M.  M.  Defrees, 

Board  of  Public  Works. 


Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 

192.  J 


Department  of  Public  Health  and  Charities, 
Office  of  Commissioners,  Room  10,  Court  House, 

Indianapolis,  March  7,  1892. 
To  the  Honorable  City  Council  : 

Gentlemen  : — We  understand  that  a  strong  effort  is  being  made  to  have  Sec.  7 

of  General  Ordinance  No.  31,  pertaining  to  the  removal  of  dead  animals,  repealed. 

If  this  section  is  repealed  no  protection  would  be  afforded  to  the  health  of  the 

city,  and  would  leave  no  one  responsible  for  the  removal  of  dead  animals  from  our 

streets  and  alleys. 


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Under  the  existing  contract  the  carcasses  of  all  animals  are  removed  promptly 
and  the  contractor  is  placed  under  one  thousand  dollar  bond  to  remove  such  car- 
casses promptly  and  within  a  given  time. 

Every  city  of  any  importance  has  a  sanitary  law  of  this  kind,  and  we  earnestly 
request  that  this  section  be  not  repealed. 

Respectfully, 

Frank  A.  Morrison, 

President  Board  of  Health. 
George  J.  Cook, 

Secretary  Board,  of  Health. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Ryan,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on,  Contracts  and  Franchises, 
to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  i  (Water  Contract),  1892,  made  the 
following  report: 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  March  7,  1892. 
Mr.   President: 

Your  Committer  on  Contracts  and  Franchises  to  whom  was  referred  General 
Ordinance  No.  1,  1892,  relating  to  a  certain  agreement  between  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis and  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company,  have  had  the  same  under  considera- 
tion and  would  respectfully  report : 

That  your  Committee  requested  Leon  O.  Baily,  City  Attorney,  for  an  opinion 
touching  the  legal  rights  of  this  body  concerning  the  subject  matter  of  said 
contract,  and  especially  as  to  the  rights  of  the  Common  Council  in  fixing  rates  to 
private  consumers;  that  the  opinion  of  said  City  Attorney  is  herein  set  forth  and 
made  a  part  of  this  report,  as  follows: 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  March  3,  1892. 

To  the  Honorable  Chairman  and  Members  of  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises 
of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — Keplying  to  your  inquiry  as  to  the  power  of  the  Common  Coun- 
cil in  the  matter  of  fixing  prices  to  be  charged  the  inhabitants  of  the  city  of  Indi- 
anapolis for  water  under  the  present  city  charier,  and  the  bearing  which  the  fran- 
chise of  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company  has  thereon,  I  would  most  respectfully 
say  : 

The  present  charter  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis  provides,  in  clause  5,  under 
the  head  of  "occupations,"  in  section  23,  that  the  Common  Council  shall  have  the 
power  to  enact  ordinances 

"To  license,  tax,  regulate  and  prohibit  the  supply,  distribution  and  consump- 
tion of  artificial  and  natural  gas,  and  of  water  and  electricity,  and  to  fix  the  prices 
thereof." 

In  clause  9  of  section  59  it  is  provided  that  the  Board  of  Public  Works  shall 
have  the  power 

"  To  contract  for  the  furnishing  of  gas,  either  natural  or  artificial,  water, 
steam,  or  electricity,  light  or  power,  to  the  said  city,  or  the  citizens  thereof,  by  any 
company  or  individual,  and  in  such  contract  to  fix  the  prices  io  be  charged  for  the 
same,  subject  to  the  ordinances  of  such  city  in  relation  to  private  consumers." 

In  clause  11  of  the  same  section  it  is  declared  that  the  Board  shall  have  the 
power 

"To  authorize  and  empower,  by  contract,  telegraph,  telephone,  electric  light, 
gas,  water,  steam,  or  street-car  or  railroad  compauies,  to  use  any  street,  alley  or 
public  place  in  such  city,  and  to  erect  necessary  structures  therein,  and  to  prescribe 
the  terms  and  conditions  of  such  use,  to  fix  by  contract  the  prices  to  be  charged  to 
patrons:  Provided,  That  such  contract  shall  in  all  cases  be  submitted  by  said 
Board  to  the  Common  Council  of  such  city,  and  approved  by  it  by  ordinance  be- 
fore the  same  <*hall  take  effect." 


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Independent  of  any  existing  contract  between  the  city  and  the  Water  Works 
Company  it  seems  clear,  from  thene  several  clauses,  that  the  Common  Council  is 
empowered  to  pass  ordinances  fixing  the  price  to  be  charged  for  water  supplied  to 
private  consumers,  and  that  it  is  within  the  power  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works 
to  make  contracts  for  the  supply  of  water  to  the  city,  in  its  corporate  capacity,  and 
likewise  to  fix  the  rates  to  be  charged  to  private  consumers  within  the  maximum 
limit  prescribed  by  ordinance,  but  such  contract  so  made  by  said  Board,  before  it 
shall  become  effective,  must  be  approved  by  ordinance. 

A  full  consideration  of  the  question  presented,  however,  requires  a  statement 
of  the  statute,  ordinance  and  contract,  heretofore  existing,  which  define  the  re- 
lations between  the  city  of  Indianapolis  and  the  Indianapolis  Water  Works  Com- 
pany.    They  may  be  stated  as  follows  : 

In  an  act  of  the  General  Assembly  of  the  State  of  Indiana,  approved  March 
6,  1865,  the  following  language  is  employed  in  section  8  of  that  law: 

"  Provided,  That  the  Common  Council  of  such  city  may,  in  such  grant,  impose 
such  just  and  reasonable  terms,  restrictions  and  limitations  upon  such  company,  in 
reference  to  the  manner  in  which  such  streets,  alleys,  wharves  and  public  grounds 
are  to  be  used,  and  in  reference  to  the  charging  and  collecting  of  tolls,  water  rents 
or  other  compensation  for  the  supply  of  water  to  be  furnished  by  such  company  to 
said  city  and  its  inhabitants,  as  shall  be  necessary  to  guard  against  the  improper 
use  of  such  street*,  alleys,  wharves  and  public  grounds,  and  to  protect  such  city 
and  its  inhabitants  from  the  imposifon  of  undue  or  excessive  rates  or  charges  for 
the  supply  of  water;  but  no  restrictions  shall  be  imposed  by  said  Common  Council 
which  will  prevent  such  company  realizing  upon  its  capital  stock  an  annual  in- 
come or  dividend  of  ten  per  cent,  after  paying  the  cost  of  all  necessary  repairs  and 
expenses." 

Under  the  law  above  referred  to  the  Water  Works  Company  of  Indianapolis 
was  organized  in  1869. 

In  1870  the  city  of  Indianapolis  passed  an  ordinance  pursuant  to  the  power 
conferred  upon  it  by  said  act  of  1865,  in  section  3,  of  which  it  declared  that — 

"  The  company  shall  have  the  right  to  charge  the  city  and  the  citizens  thereof 
for  such  water,  as  may  be  supplied,  as  much  as  the  average  paid  by  other  cities  of 
the  United  States  and  citizens  thereof,  of  like  population,  that  are  supplied  with 
as  efficient  water  works,  unless  a  less  price  may  be  agreed  upon;  but  the  Company 
may  not  demand  or  charge  a  greater  price.  In  case  the  Company  and  City  Coun- 
cil fail  to  agree  upon  a  schedule  of  prices  to  be  paid  by  the  city  and  its  citizens, 
then  such  schedule  and  rates  of  charges  shall  be  ascertained  and  determined  by 
five  disinterested  persons,  non-residents  of  the  city  (two  of  whom  shall  be  chosen 
by  the  Company,  two  by  the  Common  Council,  and  the  fifth  by  the  four  thus 
chosen);  and  the  rates,  so  fixed,  shall  remain  in  full  force  until  altered  by  agree- 
ment or  arbitration,  as  aforesaid ;  and  either  the  city  or  Company  may  demand  a 
re- adjustment  of  such  rates,  either  by  agreement  or  arbitration,  as  aforesaid,  at  any 
time  after  the  expiration  of  one  year  from  the  last  preceding  adjustment;  but  in 
no  event  shall  the  city  be  charged  more  than  fifty  dollars  per  annum  for  each 
hydrant  or  fire-plug." 

Under  these  conditions  the  Water  Works  Company  of  Indianapolis  continued 
in  business  until  succeeded  by  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company. 

In  1881  a  law  was  passed  by  the  General  Assembly  of  the  State  giving  the 
present  Company  the  power  and  authority  to  succeed  to  all  the  franchises  and 
privileges  of  the  old  Company  and  enabling  them  to  dispose  of  the  debts  and  obli- 
gations of  the  old  Company  in  a  manner  most  advantageous  to  the  new  organiza- 
tion. 

In  1882  the  present  Company  made  a,  contract  with  the  city,  which  was  ap- 
proved by  ordinance  containing  the  following  clause: 

*'And  it  is  hereby  expressly  understood  and  agreed  between  the  said  city  and 
Company,  that  when  the  said  seventy-six  (76)  hydrants  shall  have  been  re-located 
at  an  average  not  to  exceed  one  hydrant  for  every  five  hundred  (500)  feet  of  main, 
laid  as  aforesaid,  then  the  said  city  may  require  hydrants  to  be  located  as  provided 
in  section  5  of  the  charter  of  said  Company,  being  'An  ordinance  authorizing  the 
Water  Works  Company  of  Indianapolis  to  construct,  maintain  and  operate  water 
works,  and  supply  to  the  city  and  citizens  of  Indianapolis,  defining  their  powers 
and  privileges,  and  prescribing  their  duties,' ordained  January  3,  1870,  which  ordi- 
nance it  is  hereby  expressly  understood  and  agreed,  is,  and  shall  continue  to  be,  in 


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full  force,  in  all  its  parts,  as  against  the  parties  hereto,  except  in  so  far  as  its  pro- 
visions may  be  modified  or  changed  by  this  contract ;  and  as  to  any  such  modifi- 
cation or  changes,  they  shall  only  be  effectual  during  ihe  continuance  of  this  con- 
tract, and  when  the  same  expires  by  limitation,  or  shall  be  annulled  by  the 
parties  hereto,  then  said  ordinance  shall  revive  as  to  any  part  so  modified  or 
changed,  and  all  its  provisions  shall  be  and  continue  in  full  force,  notwithstand- 
ing any  change  that  may  have  been  made  in  the  name  of  said  Company  since  its 
first  organization  under  said  ordinance." 

The  above  contract  of  1882  was  in  force  from  September,  1881,  for  five  years, 
"and  thereafter  until  a  new  contract  shall  be  made." 

In  1887  a  new  contract  was  made  between  the  City  of  Indianapolis  and  the 
said  Water  Company,  containing  similar  provisions  to  those  contained  in  the  con- 
tract ordinance  of  1882.  with  reference  to  the  revival, of  the  ordinance  of  1870,  and 
the  fact  that  such  contract  should  be  continued  for  a  term  of  years,  "and  thereafter 
until  a  new  contract  shall  be  made  " 

The  same  is  true  with  reference  to  the  contract  which  was  prepared  and 
introduced  in  the  Council  and  known  as  General  Ordinance,  No.  33,  1890,  but 
never  adopted. 

The  same  is  true  with  reference  to  the  contract  made  by  the  Board  of  Public 
Works  and  now  pending  in  this  body. 

The  power  of  amendment,  modification  or  repeal  was  not  expressly  reserved, 
either  in  the  general  act  of  1865  or  the  ordinance  of  1870. 

It  is  in  the  light  of  the  foregoing  facts  that  this  subject  must  be  considered 
and  a  conclusion  reached. 

The  doctrine  that  franchises  are  contracts  has  frequently  been  invoked  by  cor- 
porations to  protect  them  from  regulations  and  burdens  imposed  by  States  and 
municipalities,  under  what  is  known  as  the  'police  power"  of  the  government.  It 
is  abundantly  settled,  however,  that  this  power  is  inherent  in  the  State  and  can 
not  be  alienated  or  bartered  away.  It  is  a  power  incapable  of  surrender  or  anni- 
hilation. All  laws  affecting  the  morals,  comfort,  health  and  safety  of  the  people 
fall  within  this  general  power  of  government,  and  matters  touching  upon  these 
questions  are  above  and  beyond  the  power  of  contract.  As  a  branch  of  this  power 
it  is  now  settled  that  the  rates  or  charges  made  by  railroad,  telephone,  gas,  water 
and  other  companits  may  be  fixed,  although  it  is  probably  true  that  a  State  or 
municipality,  under  the  guise  of  mere  regulation,  can  not  place  the  price  so  low  as 
to  amount  to  a  confiscation  or  to  deprive  the  owner  of  a  reasonable  compensation  for 
its  use,  and,  while  the  courts  place  the  power  of  fixing  the  rates  and  charges  of  cor- 
porations, which  devote  their  property  to  public  use,  under  the  police  power  of  the 
State,  unlike  laws  strictly  dealing  with  questions  of  public  morals,  comfort,  health  and 
safety,  it  seems  to  be  settled  that  such  power  of  regulating  and  fixing  prices  may  be 
alienated  by  contract.  Therefore,  laws  requiring  water,  gas  and  like  companies  to 
supply  customers  at  such  prices  as  may  be  fixed  by  the  municipal  authorities  can 
not  be  regarded  as  unconstitutional  or  as  authorizing  the  taking  of  property  for  a 
public  purpose  within  the  meaning  of  section  21  of  article  1  of  the  Constitution  of 
this  State,  but  is  fully  within  the  power  of  govermental  regulation,  unless  prohib- 
ited by  some  valid  contract  obligation. 

This  position  seems  to  be  fully  sustained  by  a  recent  decision  of  our  Supreme 
Court  in  the  case  of  the  City  of  Rushville  v.  Rushville  Natural  Oas  Company,  28  N. 
E.  853,  wherein  Judge  McBride,  speaking  for  the  whole  Court,  said  : 

"It  is  too  well  settled  to  be  longer  the  subject  of  controversy  that,  where  the 
owner  of  property  devotes  it  to  a  use  in  which  the  public  have  an  interest,  he  must, 
to  the  extent  of  the  interest  thus  acquired  by  the  public,  submit  to  the  control  of 
such  property  by  the  public  for  the  common  good.  Indeed,  so  firmly  is  this  estab- 
lished, and  by  authorities  so  numerous,  that  it  is  hardly  necessary  to  cite.  The 
work  of  supplying  natural  gas  to  cities  is  a  public  one,  for  which  property  may  be 
appropriated  under  the  right  of  eminent  domain.  Property  thus  employed  is 
devoted  to  a  public  use,  and  is  subject  to  regulation  and  control  by  the  State,  and 
the  State  may  delegate  such  control,  in  whole  or  in  part,  to  the  municipal  corpora- 
tions, in  so  far  as  relates  to  property  thus  devoted  to  such  use  within  their  limits. 
The  right  of  control  thus  possessed,  and  which  may  be  so  delegated,  includes  the 
power  to  fix  reasonable  maximum  rates  that  may  be  charged  by  the  holders  of  the 
franchise,  unless  the  State  or  the  municipality  are  restrained  by  some  provision  in 
the  charter  or  grant  of  the  license,  which  amounts  to  a  contract." 


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The  ordinance  of  1870,  as  provided  by  section  11  thereof,  was  accepted  in 
writing  by  the  company  within  ten  days  after  its  passage,  although  the  mere  fact 
of  the  company's  operating  uoder  its  provisions  would  have  been,  in  itself,  a  suffi- 
cient acceptance.  Later,  and  at  the  times  and  in  the  manner  above  set  forth,  the 
present  company,  successor  to  the  first  organization,  has  entered  into  express  arti- 
cles of  agreement,  which  in  all  instances  have  been  approved  by  the  Common 
Council,  and  may  be  appropriately  designated  as  contract  ordinances.  The  latter 
of  these,  m^de  in  1837.  is  the  one  under  which  the  company  is  now  operating. 

Neither  the  ordinance  nor  the  contracts  referred  to  fix  or  pretend  to  fix  the 
rates  of  charges  to  private  consumers,  but  merely  provide  that  the  company  may 
charge  as  much  as  the  average  price  paid  by  other  cities  of  the  Uuited  States,  and 
the  citizens  thereof,  of  like  population,  that  are  supplied  with  as  efficient  water 
works,  unless  the  company  and  city  may  agree  upon  a  less  price.  And  that,  in  the 
event  the  company  and  city  tail  to  agree,  the  whole  matter  shall  be  determined  by 
five  disinterested  persons,  non-residents  of  the  city,  two  of  whom  shall  be  chosen  by 
the  city,  two  by  the  company,  and  the  fifth  by  the  four  thin  selected,  and  that  the 
schedule  thus  agreed  upon  shall  be  binding  for  one  year  and  until  a  farther  adjust- 
ment of  rates  be  fixed  by  the  same  method. 

It  is  a  well  settled  proposition  that  a  municipality  can  exercise  only  such 
powers  as  are,  in  express  language  or  by  necessary  implication,  delegated  to  it  by 
the  State,  and  that  no  legislative  power  thus  given  to  a  city  can,  by  it  in  turn,  be 
delegated  to  some  committee,  board,  executive  or  other  officer,  ft  is  probably  as 
well  settled,  also,  that  a  municipality  can  not  invest  a  corporation  devoting  its 
property  to  public  use  with  an  exclusive  or  perpetual  franchise. 

The  latter  part  of  section  8  of  the  act  of  1865,  under  which  the  Water  Works 
Company  was  organized,  and  from  which  the  city  of  Indianapolis  derives  all  the 
power  relative  to  the  subject  which  it  possesses,  employs  the  following  language: 

"  Provided,  That  the  Common  Council  of  such  city  may,  in  such  grant,  impose 
such  just  and  reasonable  terms,  restrictions  and  limitations  upon  such  company, 
:•:-  *  -*-  *  *  *  :•:  anc|  [n  reference  to  the  charging  and  collecting  of  tolls,  water 
rents  and  other  compensation  for  the  supply  of  water  to  be  furnished  by  said  com- 
pany to  said  city  and  its  inhabitants  as  shall  be  necessary  to  guard  against  the 
improper  use  of  such  streets,  alleys,  wharves  and  public  grounds,  and  to  protect 
said  city  and  its  inhabitants  from  the  imposition  of  undue  rates  or  charges  for  the 
supply  of  water,  etc.'' 

Section  10  of  the  same  act  of  1865  authorizes  the  company  to  charge  and  col- 
lect such  rates  for  water  as  shall  be  fixed  by  its  by-laws,  subject  only  to  the  restric- 
tions imposed  by  such  Common  Council,  as  aforesaid. 

Upon  the  foregoing  statement  of  facts  I  have  reached  the  following  conclu 
sious,  which  may  be  most  conveniently  stated  in  propositions: 

1.  Primarily,  the  Common  Council,  by  general  ordinance,  h  is  the  right  and 
power  to  fix  water  rates  to  private  consumers  which  will  be  binding  upon  all  per- 
sons and  corporations  not  operating  under  a  contract,  and  which  will  likewise 
attach  and  apply  to  ?,ny  company  now  po3se-sing  contractual  rights,  should  a  time 
ever  be  reached  when  such  agreement  has  expired. 

2.  It  is  the  sole  province  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  to  negotiate  all  con- 
tracts relative  to  water  furnished  to  the  city,  as  a  corporation,  and  to  fix  rates  to 
private  consumers,  within  the  terms  of  existing  ordinances,  which  contracts  mu-*t 
be  approved  by  the  Common  Council. 

3.  There  is  a  contract  now  in  existence  between  the  city  of  Indianapolis  an  I 
the  Indianapolis  Water  Company*  covering  the  supply  furnished  to  the  city  itself, 
and  in  terms  adopting  and  making  the  ordinance  of  1870  a  part  of  such  contract, 
which  provides  that  the  rates  to  private  consumers  slull  be  fixed  by  agreement  or 
arbitration,  within  the  limitatious  hereinbefore  indicated.  S  >  long,  therefore,  as 
it  remains,  and  is  held  as  a  valid  agreement  between  the  parties  thereto,  the  city, 
by  its  Common  Council,  can  not  fix  water  rates  to  private  consumers,  which  wilt 
be  in  violation  of  the  terms  of  such  contract. 

4.  Under  and  pursuant  to  the  terms  of  the  existing  contract,  it  is  the  duty  of 
the  city  and  the  Water  Company  annually  to  agree  upon  the  rates  to  private  con- 
sumers. And  in  the  event  of  a  failure  between  said  company  and  the  city  to  so 
agree,  the  question  shall  be  submitted  to  arbitration  in  the  manner  elsewhere 
herein  set  forth.  These  rates  to  private  consumers  are  not  now  incorporated  in  or 
fixed  by  the  present  proposed  contract  made  by  the  Board  of  Public  Works,  and  in 


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view  of  the  present  law  governing  the  city  of  Indianapolis,  I  am  of  the  opinion 
that  it  is  the  duty  of  the  Water  Company  to  submit  its  rates  to  said  Board,  and,  in 
a  supplemental  contract  made  with  said  Board,  to  agree  upon  such  rates  covering 
one  year  from  the  date  of  its  adoption,  which  should  be  approved  by  ordinance  of 
the  Council,  and  in  case  of  a  failure  to  make  such  an  agreement,  the  question  must 
be  submitted  to  arbitration. 

5.  As  to  the  validity  of  the  terms,  and  especially  of  section  3  of  the  ordi- 
nance of  1870,  I  would  respectfully  suggest  that,  under  the  power  delegated  by  the 
State  in  the  act  of  1865,  it  is  made  the  duty  of  the  Common  Council  to  impose 
Huch  restrictions  upon  the  Water  Company  as  shall  protect  said  city  and  its  inhabit- 
ants from  undue  or  excessive  charges  for  water  (provided  such  restrictions  shall 
not  reduce  the  income  of  said  company  below  a  dividend  of  ten  per  cent.,  after  the 
payment  of  repairs  and  expenses),  and  that,  under  this  language,  the  city  had  and 
has  no  right  whatever  to  delegate  such  authority  to  arbitration,  or  to  limit  the 
city  in  its  power  of  imposing  such  restrictions  to  an  agreement  which  must  be  as- 
sented to  by  the  Company.  While  the  State  has  given  the  city  of  Indianapolis 
power  to  impose  such  restrictions,  not  only  is  it  beyond  the  power  of  the  city  to 
delegate  such  authority,  but,  in  making  such  restrictions  they  should  be  definite, 
unambiguous  and  certain.  Accordingly,  the  limitation  which  provides  that  the 
rates  should  not  exceed  those  of  other  cities  of  the  same  population  having  as  effi- 
cient water-works,  is  so  impractical  and  uncertain  as,  in  my  opinion,  to  be  void. 
As  a  question  of  practical  benefit  to  private  consumers,  however,  it  is  very  appar- 
ent that,  with  the  ten  per  cent,  limitation  placed  upon  the  Council  by  the  act  of 
1865,  its  ability  to  reduce  the  present  rates  is  absolutely  destroyed.  Indeed,  the 
Company  itself,  long  ago,  placed  its  rates  far  below  the  lowest  point,  in  view  of  the 
ten  per  cent,  provision  referred  to,  which  the  Council  itself  has  the  right  to  fix.  I 
am  informed,  upon  authority  which  I  regard  as  altogether  worthy  and  reliable, 
that  the  present  company,  curing  its  existence,  has  never  reached  even  a  two  per 
cent,  dividend.  Therefore,  it  would  probably  be  ill  advised  to  change  the  method 
of  fixing  rates  from  that  provided  in  the  contract  and  acquiesced  in  by  the  com- 
pany. 

6.  I  wish  also  to  express  a  doubt  as  to  the  power  of  the  city  to  grant  a  char- 
ter to  any  corporation,  which  may  be  considered  in  the  nature  of  a  perpetual  grant, 
incapable  of  amendment.  The  franchise  in  question,  however,  is  limited,  fi  st,  by 
the  original  statute  of  1865,  under  which  the  Water  Company  is  organized,  to 
fifty  years,  and  its  rights  will  expire  in  1919;  and  secondly,  by  a  provision  in  the 
original  act  giving  the  city  the  right  to  purchase  the  plant  of  said  company  within 
twenty-five  years  from  the  company's  organization,  which  is  well  nigh  expired,  and 
by  the  language  of  the  ordinance.of  1870,  where  it  is  agreed  that  the  city  at  any 
time,  on  giving  six  months'  notice,  shall  have  the  right  to  purchase  said  plant  at 
such  price  as  may  be  agreed  upon  between  the  city  and  the  company,  and,  in  case 
of  a  disagreement,  that  the  price  shall  be  fixed  by  arbitration.  S3  far  as  the  term 
of  the  contract  be  concerned,  therefore,  I  see  no  ground  upon  which  the  franchise 
could  be  declared  void,  unless  it  might  be  regarded  as  unreasonable,  a  decision 
which  I  would  consider  as  altogether  improbable. 

Aside  from  the  conclusions  above  given,  I  wish  to  call  attention  to  the  desira- 
bility of  incorporating  at  full  length  in  any  contract  now  made  with  the  Water  Com- 
pany every  right  given  or  duty  imposed  which  may  relate  to  the  subjec,  so  that 
such  an  instrument  shall  stand  in  lieu  of  all  other  ordinances  or  contracts,  what- 
soever, theretofore  passed  or  agreed  upon,  to  the  end  that  the  city,  the  Water  Com- 
pany and  the  public  may  know  where — in  what  document — and  within  what  limits 
their  rights  and  duties  are  to  be  found.  By  this,  the  use  of  that  dangerous  and  un- 
certain clause,  "and  thereafter  until  a  new  contract  shall  be  made,"  heretofore  em- 
ployed, may  be  avoided  and  the  city  be  left,  at  the  expiration  of  such  period,  in 
an  attitude  of  exact  equality  with  the  company. 

Very  respectfully  submitted, 

Leon  O.  Bailey, 

City  Attorney. 


March  7,  1S92.J  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  35 

Your  committee  further  report,  in  view  of  the  above  opinion  given,  that  the  con- 
tract embodied  in  General  Ordinance  No.  1,  1892,  be  returned  by  the  City  Clerk  to 
the  Board  of  Public  Works  and  that  said  Board  be  respectfully  requested,  so  far 
as  may  lie  within  their  power,  to  amend  the  same  in  the  following  particulars, 
namely : 

1.  The  suggestion  of  the  City  Attorney  that  any  contract  now  entered  into 
between  the  city  and  the  Water  Company  should  clearly  define  all  the  rights  exist- 
ing between  the  parties  thereto  and  be  in  lieu  of  all  other  contracts  or  ordinances, 
so  fully  meets  with  the  approval  of  your  committee  that  they  urge  that  the  Board 
of  Public  Works  undertake  to  secure  such  an  agreement  with  said  company.  One 
clause  of  such  a  contract  should  fix  the  maximum  rates  to  private  consumers  and 
be  subject  to  change  from  year  to  year  within  the  discretion  of  the  Board  of  Public 
Works.  Even  if  the  term  of  such  a  contract  were  to  extend  for  the  same  period  as 
is  covered  by  the  unexpired  part  of  the  company's  franchise,  it  would  be  most  de- 
sirable if,  by  such  instrument,  the  city  were  able  to  get  a  better  control  over  the 
question  of  rates  to  private  consumers.  Another  clause  should,  of  course,  reserve 
the  right  already  enjoyed  by  the  city  to  purchase  the  plant  of  the  company  on  a 
six  months'  notice. 

2.  The  clause  which  has  been  incorporated  in  each  of  the  several  contracts 
heretofore  made  between  the  Water  Company  and  the  city,  to- wit:  That  the  con 
tract  should  be  in  force  for  the  term  of  years  therein  named,  and  "thereafter  until 
a  new  contract  shall  be  made,"  leaves  it  within  the  power  of  the  Water  Company, 
if  it  desires  to  continue  in  force  any  existing  contract,  to  obstinately  decline  enter- 
ing into  a  new  one.  The  city  is  thus  left  at  the  company's  mercy.  This  clause 
should,  by  all  mean-,  be  retained  in  any  new  contract,  but,  if  possible,  it  should  be 
modified  by  adding  thereto  the  following  words  :  "  Provided  further,  That  this  con- 
tract may  be  terminated  by  ihe  Board  of  Public  Works  at  any  time  after  the  ex- 
piration of  the  fixed  term  of  years  for  which  it  is  made,  by  the  said  Board  giving 
to  said  company  a  written  notice  of  thirty  days." 

3.  The  franchise  of  the  Water  Company  provides  for  the  fixing  of  rates  to 
private  consumers  by  agreement,  if  possible,  between  the  city  and  said  company, 
and  if  no  such  agreement  can  be  reached,  by  arbitration.  The  maximum  rates  thus 
fixed  are  binding  for  one  year  and  until  a  further  adjustment  is  made  by  the  same 
method.  The  committee,  therefore,  recommends  that  the  Board  of  Public  Works 
enter  into  an  agreement  with  the  Water  Company  by  which  the  maximum  rates  to 
private  consumers  shall  be  fixed.  A  contract  thus  entered  into  by  the  Board  of 
Public  Works  may  be  made  a  part  of  the  contract  providing  for  water  for  the  city 
in  its  corporate  capacity  or  it  may  be  made  a  separate  instrument  altogether.  If 
the  Water  Company  consents  and  the  Board  of  Public  Works  deem  it  wise  to  so 
agree,  the  provision  covering  the  matter  of  maximum  rates  to  private  consumers 
may  be  made  covering  a  period  of  more  than  one  year. 

Your  committee  further  recommends  that  a  copy  of  this  report  be  forthwith 
transmitted  by  the  City  Clerk  to  the  Board  of  Public  Works,  and  that  said  Board 
shall  indicate  to  the  Common  Council  at  its  next  regular  meeting  on  March  21, 
the  result  of  its  efforts. 


Very  respectfully  submitted, 


P.  J.  Ryan, 

Chairman. 
Chas.  A.  Gauss, 
H.  F.  Holloran, 
W.  H.  Cooper, 
E.  J.  Sherer, 
Robt.  C.  McGill, 
J.  R.  Allen, 

Members  of  the  Committee. 


Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


36  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

Mr.  Holloran,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries,  to 
whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  12,  1892,  an  ordinance  fixing  the  pay  of 
the  Police  Matron,  asked  for  further  time  to  report. 

Which  was  granted. 


Mr.  Laut,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Health,  to  whom  was 
referred  G.  O.  No.  6,  1892,  an  ordinance  to  repeal  section  7  of  an  or- 
dinance regulating  the  disposition  of  dead  animals  and  animal  offal  and 
blood  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  within  two  miles  of  the  corporate 
limits  of  said  city,  and  upon  what  is  known  as  the  Sellers'  Farm,  or- 
dained August  20,  1878,  made  the  following  report: 

Mr.  President  and  Gentlemen  of  the  Common  Council: 

Your  Committee  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  6,  have  examined  the  same 
and  recommend  that  it  do  not  pass. 

Respectfully, 

H.  W.  Laut, 
John  B.  McGuffin, 
T.  B.  Linn. 

Committee  of  Health. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


Mr.  White,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Morals,  asked 
for  further  time  to  report  on  G.  O.  No.  9,  1892,  an  ordinance  providing 
for  the  licensing  of  buyers  of  old  rags,  old  iron  and  old  clothes,  etc. 
Providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof  and  repealing  conflicting 
ordinances. 

Which  was  granted. 


Mr.  Gauss,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Railroads,  to  whom  was 
referred  G.  O.  No.  5,  1892,  an  ordinance  requiring  the  Pittsburg,  Cin- 
cinnati, Chicago  &  St  Louis  Railroad  Company  to  place  and  maintain  a 
flagman  at  the  crossing  of  the  tracks  of  the  said  Company  at  Phipps 
Street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  made  the  following  majority 
report  : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  March  7,  1892. 
Mr.  President: 

Your  Committee  on  Railroads,  to  which  was  referred  General  Ordinance,  No. 
5,  1892,  requiring  the  P.,  C,  C.  &  St.  L.  Railroad  Company,  to  place  and  main- 
tain a  flagman  at  the  cropsing  of  the  tracks  of  said  Company  with  Phipps  Street, 
in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion  County,  Indiana,  would  respectfully  recom- 
mend that  the  same  do  pass. 

C.  A.  Gauss, 
Geo.  R.  Colter. 


March  7,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  37 

Mr.  Cooper,  on  behalf  of  the  minority  of  the  Railroad  Committee, 
made  the  following  report : 

MINORITY    REPORT. 

Indianapolis,  March  7,  1892. 
To  the  President  and  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  5,  an  ordinance 
requiring  the  P.,  C,  C.  &  St.  L.  Ry.  Co.  to  place  and  maintain  a  flagman  at  the 
crossing  at  the  tracks  of  said  company  at  Phipps  street,  most  respectfully  recom- 
mend that  the  ordinance  be  not  passed,  for  the  reason  that  it  is  nothing  but  a  12- 
foot  alley  between  Merrill  and  McCarty  streets,  and  this  alley  is  only  one  square 
long  running  from  Pennsylvania  street  to  Delaware  street,  Phipps  street  runs 
from  Meridian  street  to  Pennsylvania  street. 

Respectfully, 

W.  H.  Cooper. 

Mr.  Cooper  moved  the  adoption  of  the  minority  report. 

Mr.  Laut  moved  to  refer  G.  O.  No.  5,  together  with  the  majority  and 
minority  reports  back  to  the  Committee  on  Railroads,  which  motion  was 
adopted  by  the  following  vote. 

Ayes  21 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss, 
Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 


Mr.  Costello,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys, 
to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  13,  1892,  an  ordinance  annexing  cer- 
tain territory  therein  described,  to  the  territory  constituting  and  forming 
the  city  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  made  the  following  majority  report : 

To  the  President  and  Members  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No. 
13,  annexing  certain  territory,  recommend  that  the  same  be  passed. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Jas.  H.  Costello, 
A.  A.  Young. 

Majority  of  Committee. 


Mr.  Schmidt  made  the  following  minority  report  on  G.   O.  No.  13, 
1892  : 

Mr.  President: 

Your  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys,  to  which  was  referred  General 
Ordinance  No.  13,  1892,  have  had  the  same  under  consideration,  and  the  under- 
signed, a  minority  of  said  committee,  would  respectfully  recommend  that  said  ordi- 
nance be  indefinitely  postponed,  and  as  reasons  therefor  begs  leave  to  submit  and 
make  part  hereof  the  attached  remonstrance. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Anton  Schmidt. 


38  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

To  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

The  undersigned  represent  to  your  honorable  body  that  they  are  the  owners  of 
the  entire  tract  of  land  sought  to  be  annexed  to  the  city  by  the  terms  of  Ordinance 
No-  — ,  introduced  by  Councilman  Young. 

That  said  tract  embraces  twenty-five  acres,  upon  which  there  are  only  three 
houses  and  one  shanty. 

That  we  respectfully  remonstrate  against  the  passage  of  such  ordinance  for  the 
reason  that  the  city  can  not  afford  to,  and  will  not  attempt,  to  give  to  us  adequate 
fire,  police  and  other  protection  in  return  for  the  burdens  of  increased  taxation 
placed  upon  us,  and  for  the  further  reason  that  it  is  manifestly  unfair  to  annex 
contiguous  territory  when  the  residents  of  such  territory  are  unanimously  opposed 
thereto;  and  when  it  is  impossible,  as  in  this  case,  to  give  to  such  territory  any  of 
the  advantages  of  city  government. 

We  also  respectfully  show  to  your  honorable  body  that  it  would  be  against  the 
best  interests  of  the  city  to  annex  such  territory,  for  the  following  reasons: 

First  At  present  the  three  bridges  over  Fall  Creek  on  Tennessee,  Illinois  and 
Meridian  streets  are  controlled,  maintained  and  kept  in  repair  by  the  county. 

If  this  ordinance  is  passed  all  the  expense  of  maintaining  such  bridges  will 
have  to  be  borne  by  the  city. 

The  Tennessee  street  bridge  is  old  and  out  of  repair,  and  will  soon  have  to  be 
rebuilt.  Will  it  pay  the  city  to  assume  here  a  burden  of  five  or  six  thousand  dol- 
lars for  the  paltry  amount  of  taxes  received  in  return? 

Second.  If  annexed,  would  we  not  have  the  right  to  call  for  some  of  the 
benefits  accorded  to  other  citizens  of  the  city  ? 

Would  it  pay  to  extend  water  and  gas  mains  and  spend  the  necessary  amount 
of  money  to  give  us  adequate  fire  and  police  protection? 

And  would  it  be  fair  to  impose  upon  us  city  taxation  without  city  benefits  or 
protection  ? 

We  also  submit  that  there  is  but  one  argument  that  can  be  thought  of  to  jus- 
tify the  annexation,  and  that  is,  that  Mr.  Fred.  Kissel's  place  of  business  should  be 
taken  into  the  city.  Is  this  claim,  or  so  called  argument,  worthy  of  consideration 
by  a  dignified,  deliberative  body  ? 

If  Mr.  Kissel  kept  a  dairy  or  a  grocery  would  there  be  any  clamor  that  the 
city  ought  to  assume  these  great  liabilities  in  order  that  it  might  be  annexed  ?  If 
not,  then  we  submit  that  there  is  neither  reason  or  justice  in  the  proposition  to 
annex  our  property  against  our  will. 

All  we  ask  is  that  you  look  at  this  question,  as  business  men,  from  the  stand- 
point of  reason  and  justice,  keeping  in  mind  the  best  interests  of  the  city  and  all 
others  concerned. 

If  you  do  this  we  feel  sure  that  the  ordinance  will  receive  no  support. 

G.  H.  Wright, 
Wm.  Selking, 
C.  F.  Kissel. 

Mr.  Qlsen  moved  to  adopt  the  minority  report. 

Mr.  Young  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Olsen's  motion  to  adopt  the  minority  re- 
port on  the  table. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  14 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran,  Linn, 
McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  White,  Young  and  President  Mur- 
phy. 

Nays  7—  viz. :  Councilmen  Colter,  Gauss,  Laut,  Olsen,  Schmidt,  Schrader 
and  Sherer. 


March  7,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  39 

The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  the  majority  report,  which  was 
adopted  by  the  following  vote  : 


Ayes  14 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran,  Linn, 
McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  White,  Young  and  President 
Murphy. 


Nays  7 — viz.:     Councilmen   Colter,  Gauss,   Laut,   Olsen,  Schmidt,  Schrader 
and  Sherer. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 


Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances  were 
introduced : 

By  Board  of  Public  Works  : 

G.  O.  No.  14,  1892.  An  ordinance  confirming  a  certain  contract  made  and 
entered  into  on  the  1st  day  of  March,  1892,  by  and  between  the  City  of  Indianap- 
olis, and  the  Indianapolis  and  Broad  Ripple  Rapid  Transit  Company,  wherein 
said  Company  is  granted  a  certain  right  of  way  for  the  construction  and  mainte- 
nance of  an  electric  street  railway  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  the  opera- 
tion of  cars  thereon,  upon  certain  terms  and  conditions  therein  set  forth. 

Mr.  Gasper  moved  to  refer  G.  O.  No.  14,  1892,  to  the  Committee  on 
Contracts  and  Franchises,  with  instructions  to  report  at  the  next  meeting 
of  the  Council. 

Mr.  Olsen  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Gasper's  motion  on  the  table,  which 
motion  was  lost  by  the  following  vote. 

Ayes  9 — viz. :  Councilmen  Laut,  McGill,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt, 
Schrader,  White. 

Nays  12 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss, 
Holloran,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Sherer,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

By  Gasper: 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  1, 1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of 
nine  dollars  and  fifty  cents  for  the  purpose  of  paying  certain  claims  of  James 
Pierce  and  Frederick  Dunmeyer. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Finance. 


40  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 


MISCELLANEOUS     BUSINESS. 


Mr.  Holloran  offered  the  following  resolution : 

Resolved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  rules  gov- 
erning the  Clerk  of  this  body  read  as  follows : 

It  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  City  Clerk  to  keep  an  accurate  journal  of  the  pro- 
ceedings of  the  Common  Council.  He  shall  have  said  proceedings  printed  after 
each  regular  or  special  meeting,  one  copy  of  which  shall  be  presented  to  each 
member,  and  at  least  fifty  (50)  copies  of  which  shall  be  kept  on  file  to  be  bound  at 
the  end  of  the  term,  which  shall  be  the  official  journal  of  the  Common  Council  of 
said  city,  and  he  shall  also  keep  a  proper  file  of  all  papers  thereof. 

Read  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Rules. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  to  adjourn. 

Mr.  Gasper  and  Mr.  "Voung  demanded  the  call  of  the  roll,  which  re- 
sulted as  follows : 

Ayes  15 — viz. :  Couneilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut, 
McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  Sherer. 


Nays  6 — viz. :     Couneilmen   Cooper,   Gasper,   Puryear,    White,   Young   and 
President  Murphy. 


The  Council  adjourned  at  9:25  p.  m. 


Attest  : 


It  MARTIN  J.   MURPHY, 

mzu/htrf     Pnsiimt' 

ABftAMS,*       W**' 

City  Clerk. 


March  10,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  41 


SPECIAL    MEETING. 

Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  ) 
March   to,  1892.  j 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber  Thursday  evening,  March  10,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  special 
session,  pursuant  to  the  following  call : 

To  the  President  of  the  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana: 

We,  the  undersigned,  members  of  the  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  In- 
diana, respectfully  request  you  to  call  a  special  meeting  of  the  City  Council  on 
Thursday  evening,  March  10,  1892,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  for  the  purpose  of  considering 
the  ordinance  granting  a  franchise  to  the  Indianapolis  and  Broad  Ripple  Rapid 
Transit  Company. 

Geo.  R.  Colter, 
T.  B.  Linn, 
J.  R.  Allen, 
J.  L.  Gasper, 
John  A.  Puryeae. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  19  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gas- 
per, Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann, 
Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  two,  viz :  Councilmen  Cooper  and  McGill. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  session  held 
Monday,  March  7,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the  desks 
of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Ryan,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises, 
reported  G.  O.  No.  14,  1892,  "An  ordinance  confirming  a  certain  con- 
tract made  and  entered  into  on  the  1st  day  of  March,  1892,  by  and  be- 
Itween  the  City  of  Indianapolis  and  the  Indianapolis  and  Broad  Ripple 
Rapid  Transit  Company,  wherein  said  Company  is  granted  a  certain 
right  of  way  for  the  construction  and  maintenance  of  an  electric  street 


42  journal  of  common  council.  [Special  Meeting 

railway  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  the  operation  of  cars  thereon, 
upon  certain  terms  and  conditions  therein  set  forth,"  without  recom- 
mendation from  the  Committee. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  14,  1892,  be  taken  up  and  read 
a  second  time. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  G.  O.  Mo.  14,  1892,  be  read  by  sections  for 
the  purpose  of  amending  the  same. 

Mr.  Linn  moved  that  the  Council  go  into  a.  committee  of  the  whole. 

Mr.  Gauss  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Linn's  motion  on  the  table. 

The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Mr.  Young  and  Mr.  Gasper, 
the  roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote  : 


Aye  12 — viz.:     Councilmen  Colter,  Costello,  Gauss,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear, 
Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and  President  Murphy. 


Nays  7 — viz.:     Councilmen  Allen,  Gasper,   Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  Sherer  and 
Young. 


The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  Mr.  Rassmann's  motion. 
The  ayes  and  nays  being  railed  for  by  Mr.  Gasper  and   Mr.  Young, 
the  roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 


Ayes  12 — viz  :     Councilman    Tolter,  Costello,    Gauss,    McGuffin,  Olsen,  Pur- 
year, Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and  President  Murphy. 


Nays  8 — viz.:     Councilman   Allen,  Gasper,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  Sherer  and 
Young. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  all  amendments  offered  by  this  body  to  G. 
O.  No.  14,  1892,  be  offered  to  the  Board  of  Public  Works  as  suggestions. 

Which  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Gasper  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  14,  1892,  be  referred  back  to  the 
committee    with    instructions   to   report  Monday,  March   14,  1892,  at  8| 
o'clock,  P.  M. 

Thereupon  Mr.  Ryan  raised  the  question  of  order  in  reference  to  re- 
ferring G.  O.  No.  14,  1892,  back  to  the  committee  after  action  had  been 
taken  by  the  Council. 

In  which  Mr.  Ryan  was  sustained. 

Mr.  White  offered  the  following  amendment  to  section  (7)  seven,  G. 
O.  No.   14,  1892: 


March  10,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  43 

Amend  paragraph  7  by  adding  the  following :  Provided,  That  the  party  pf  the 
'second  part  hereby  agrees  that  the  party  of  the  first  part  shall  have  reserved  to  it 
the  right  to  purchase  from  the  party  of  the  second  part,  at  any  time  during  the 
year  1901,  the  entire  said  street  railway  system,  including  all  equipment,  cars  and 
other  property  used  in  the  operation  of  said  railway,  but  excluding  all  franchise 
values  lying  within  the  limits  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  at  such  pric*  as  may  be 
agreed  upon  between  the  party  of  the  second  part  and  the  Board  of  Public  Works 
of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  said  price  not  to  exceed  an  amount  for  which  a  similar 
street  railway  system  could  be  built,  all  decay  and  deterioration  of  materials  to  be 
taken  into  account.  In  the  event  such  purchase  is  not  made  during  the  year  1901, 
then  the  party  of  the  second  part  will  continue  to  own  and  operate  said  street  rail- 
way in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  this  contract. 

White. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes,  14 — viz.:  Councilmen  Colter,  Costello,  Gauss,  Laut,  McGuffin,  Oisen, 
Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays,  5 — viz.:     Councilmen  Allen,  Gasper,  Holloran,  Linn  and  Young. 

Mr.  Olsen  moved  to  amend  Section  12  by  inserting  the  following: 

Sec.  12.  Said  party  of  the  second  part  shall  not  charge  more  than  three  (3) 
cents  fare  for  each  pas>sen«er  between  its  termini,  or  any  fractional  part  of  the 
distance  betwteu  its  termini. 

Mr.  Gasper  moved  to  lay  Mr    Olsen's  motion  on  the  table. 

Which  motion  was  adcpted 

Mr.  Gauss  moved  to  amend  section  12  by  inserting  the  following: 

Mr.  President  : 

I  move  that  the  Board  of  Public  Works  be  requested  to  so  amend  the  contract 
with  the  Indianapolis  and  Broad  Ripple  Rapid  Transit  Company,  as  to  provide 
that  the  fare  shall  be  three  cents  instead  of  five  cents  within  the  city  limits. 

Which  motion  was  lost  by  the  following  vote ; 

Ayes  7 — viz.:  Councilmen  Colter,  Gauss,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan 
and  Sherer. 

Nays  12 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn, 
McGuffin,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  to  amend  Section  23  by  inserting  the  following  : 

I  move  that  the  contract  referred  to  in  said  G.  O.  No.  14  be  referred  back  to 
the  Board  of  Public  Works,  with  the  suggestion  that  the  same  be  modified  so  as  to 
strike  out  of  section  23  the  following  words :  "sell  or  lease  its  property  and  rights 
herein  granted  to  any  other  company  operating  other  lines  in  said  city  of 
Indianapolis." 


44  journal  of  common  council.  [Special  Meeting 

And  that  there  be  inserted  in  such  contract  a  provision  that  said  Indianapolis 
&  Broad  Ripple  Rapid  Transit  Co.,  its  successors  or  assign-",  shall  not  sell,  transfer, 
assign,  lease  or  in  any  other  manner,  dispose  of  any  or  all  of  the  rights,  franchises 
or  authority  herein  granted,  or  any  of  the  lines  of  its  street  railroad,  or  any  of  its 
other  property,  to  any  other  company  or  individual  who  may  now  or  hereafter  own 
or  operate  a  line  or  lines  of  Htreet  railroad  in  or  upon  the  streets,  alleys  or  high- 
ways of  said  city  of  Indianapolis,  and  shall  not  consolidate  with  any  such  other 
street  railroad  company ;  nor  enter  into  any  combination  or  agreement  with  such 
other  company  by  which  competition  may  or  shall  be  rendered  to  no  effect. 

And  that  a  provision  be  inserted  therein  that  upon  any  attempt  to  violate  the 
terms  of  such  agreement  by  said  Indianapolis  &  Broad  Ripple  Rapid  Transit  Co., 
or  its  authorized  agents,  all  rights  granted  to  it  by  the  city  of  Indianapolis  shall 
become  and  be  forfeited  and  such  contract  shall  be  null  and  void. 

P.  J.  Ryan. 

Mr.  Costello  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Ryan's  motion  on  the  table. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  16 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gaus-<,  Holloran,  Laut, 
Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Schmidt,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays  3 — viz.:  Councilmen  Colter,  Ryan  and  Schrader. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  to  amend  section  23,  G.  O.  No.  14,  1892,  by  insert- 
ing the  following : 

I  move  to  amend  section  23  by  adding  thereto  the  following :  Provided,  That 
no  sale,  lease  or  assignment  made  by  said  party  of  the  first  part,  its  successors, 
lessees  or  assignees,  shall  be  valid  or  effective  until  first  approved  in  writing  by  the 
Board  of  Public  Works. 

Ryan. 

Which  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  19 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Laut,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer, 
Whit^,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

Mr.  White  moved  to  amend  section  24,  G.  O.  No.  14,  1892,  by  insert- 
ing the  following  ■ 

Provided,  That  said  party  of  the  second  part  shall  have  the  option  of  commenc- 
ing the  construction  of  said  road  at  any  point  along  the  rout  named,  and  may  put 
any  part  of  said  road  into  operation  at  any  time  prior  to  December  31,  1892,  but 
in  doing  so  said  party  of  the  second  part  expressly  agrees  to  pay  to  the  city  of  In- 
dianapolis the  sum  of  two  and  one-half  per  cent,  of  all  its  gross  receipts  as  set  out 
in  paragraph  7  of  this  contract. 


March  10,  1892.  J  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  45 

Amend  paragraph  24  to  read  as  follows  : 

24.  The  rights  and  privileges  herein  granted  shall  not  become  wholly  opera- 
tive until  the  party  of  the  second  part,  its  successors  or  assigns,  shall  have  fully 
constructed  and  equipped  an  electric  road  from  Broad  Ripple  to  the  terminus  of 
said  line  in  the  city  of  Indianapolis,  and  until  a  car  propelled  by  electricity  shall 
have  passed  over  the  entire  distance  between  said  terminus  in  the  city  of  Indiana- 
polis and  the  town  of  Broad  Ripple,  which  shall  not  be  later  than  the  31st  day  of 
December,  1892,  which  date  may  be  extended  in  writing  by  said  Board  of  Public 
Works,  if,  in  their  opinion,  it  is  deemed  proper  and  advisable  to  do  so. 

Which  motion  was  lost  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes,  8 — viz.:  Councilmen  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Puryear,  Ryan,  Schrader, 
White  and  Young. 

Nays,  11 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGuffin, 
Olsen,  Rassmann,  Schmidt,  Sherer  and  President  Murphy. 

Mr.  White  offered  the  following  mendment,  to  take  the  place  of  par- 
agraph 28,  and  that  paragraph  28  of  the  pending  contract  be  changed  to 
29: 


It  is  hereby  agreed  by  the  party  of  _ the  second  part,  that  if  at  any  time  there 
shall  be  a  cessation  of  a  proper  street  ca ■service  by  the  said  street  railway,  through 
any  disagreement  between  said  party  0  Mihe  second  part  and  their  employes,  which 
shall  extend  beyond  a  period  of  twenty*  our  hours,  the  said  street  railway  shall  be 
taken  in  charge  by  the  Mayor  of  the  '.:M.  3  of  Indianapolis  and  operated  under  his 
direction  until  such  time  as  such  diff^ence  may  be  adjusted  :  Provided,  That  in 
case  said  difference  is  not  adjusted  within  the  period  of  thirty  days,  then  in  that 
event  the  controversy  shall  be  adjusted  by  a  board  of  arbitration,  to  consist  of  the 
Judges  of  the  Marion  County  Superior  Court,  who  shall  be  fully  authorized  to  ad- 
just said  difference  between  the  party  of  the  second  part  and  its  employes,  and  the 
finding  of  said  Judges  shall  be  binding  on  the  parties  to  the  controversy. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Costello  offered  the  following  motion  : 

Mr.  President  : 

I  move  that  G.  O.  No.  14,  1892,  be  referred  back  to  the  Board  of  Public 
Works,  together  with  a  copy  of  all  amendments  suggested  by  the  Common  Council 
as  shown  by  the  records  of  this  session,  with  the  urgent  request  that  said  Board 
consider  such  suggestions  without,  delay,  and  report  the  result  of  their  efforts  back 
to  this  body  not  later  than  Monday  night,  March  14,  1892,  and  that  when  this 
Council  adjourn  it  adjourn  to  meet  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.  of  that  day. 


Costello. 


Which  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote 


Ayes,  10 — viz.:     Councilmen  Colter,  Gauss,  Laut,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rass- 
mann, Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  White. 

Nays,  9 — viz.:     Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran,  Linn,  Olsen, 
Sherer,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 


46 


JOURNAL   OF   COMMON    COUNCIL. 


[Special  Meeting 


On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann  the  Common  Council,  at  9:45  o'clock 
p.  m.,  adjourned.  Osisi     //  fp) 


Attest  : 


President. 


City  Clerk. 


larch  14,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  47 

ADJOURNED    MEETING. 

Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis, 
March   14,  1892. 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber  Monday  evening,  March  14,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  adjourned 
meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  20  members,  viz. :  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gas- 
per, Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear, 
Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  one,  viz. :    Councilman  Cooper. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  special  session  held 
Thursday,  March  10,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the 
desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 

Department  of  Public  Works, 
Office  of  the  Board, 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  Mar.  14,  1892 


,) 


To  the  Hon.  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 

Indiana  : 

Gentlemen. — Your  message  transmitting  General  Ordinance  No.  14,  1892, 
with  certain  amendments  suggested  by  your  honorable  body  and  in  which  you 
urge  this  Board  to  make  known  the  result  of  its  efforts,  in  the  directions  indicated^ 
by  Monday  March  14, 1892,  was  received  by  this  Board  on  March  11,  1892. 

The  Board  of  Public  Works  begs  leave  to  make  report  as  follows:  The  pro- 
posed changes  were  carefully  considered,  and  while  in  this  as  in  all  other  matters 
of  public  concern  we  are  desirous  of  availing  ourselves  of  every  suggestion  from 
the  Common  Council,  which  will  tend  to  better  protect  and  guard  the  city's  in- 
terests, as  to  the  subject  now  under  consideration  we  find  ourselves  confronted  with 
such  conditions  as  to  render  any  modification  of  the  contract  already  entered  into, 
hazardous  to  the  successful  establishment  of  the  proposed  enterprise. 

We  called  before  us  the  counsel  of  the  Broad  Ripple  Company  for  the  purpose 
of  ascertaining  what,  if  any,  power  was  possessed  by  them  in  the  way  of  agreeing 
to  any  amendments  to  their  proposed  franchise  and  learned  that  none  of  the  local 
representatives  of  the  party  of  the  second  part  are  authorized  to  act  for  the  com- 
pany in  that  behalf;  that  all  such  questions  must  be  forwarded  to  New  York  City 
and  agreed  to  by  Mr.  Belknap,  as  its  President,  after  full  authority,  having  been 
conferred  upon  him  by  resolution  duly  passed  by  the  Board  of  Directors  of  the 
Company,  and  any  change,  however  desirable,  can  not  be  made  until  agreed  to  by 
the  company,  and  the  time  within  which  you  request  us  to  report  is  not  sufficient 
for  such  action. 

After  careful  deliberation,  in  view  of  the  brief  time  within  which  we  are  re- 
quested to  report,  and  the  near  approach  of  the  day  upon  which  the  company 
must  make  its  deposit  and  exhibit  contracts  to  the  Board  of  County  Commissioners, 
we  reached  the  conclusion  that  it  would  be  impossible  to  formulate  the  amend- 
ments suggested  and  obtain  the  assent  and  signature  of  the  company  thereto.     To 


48  journal  of  common  council.  [^Adjourned  Meeting 

do  this  would  greatly  jeopardize,  if  not  absolutely  defeat  a  final  confirmation  of 
the  undertaking,  and  while  there  may  be  some  changes  which  would  be  desirable, 
we  feel  that  they  are  not  of  sufficient  moment  to  justify  the  city  in  jeopardizing 
an  investment  of  such  magnitude,  and  one  which  must  add  greatly  to  its  material 
wealth  and  the  prosperity  of  its  citizens. 

Aside  from  the  considerations  above  set  forth,  making  reference  to  the  amend- 
ments proposed,  we  have  to  say  : 

The  one  suggested,  which  provides  for  the  purchase  of  the  company's  property 
at  any  time  within  the  year  1901,  as  a  general  rule  would  be  a  wise  reservation  of 
power.  The  Board  at  the  time  considered  this  very  point  It  was  determined, 
however,  that  in  the  present  case  it  would  be  impracticable  for  the  reason  that  the 
road  contemplated  is  suburban  in  character,  having  the  smaller  part  of  its  right  of 
way  within  the  city  limits.  Its  power-house,  located  about  midway  between  its 
termini,  will  be  in  the  country.  The  city  is  without  power  to  purchase  and  oper- 
ate railroads  or  street-cars  beyond  its  own  boundaries.  Hence,  if  the  city  were  to 
purchase  only  that  portion  of  the  line  of  this  company,  which  it  might  have  the  au- 
thority to  do,  the  company  itself  would  be  the  owner  of  a  power  plant  and  several 
miles  of  line  lying  outside  of  the  city,  which  would  thus  lose  its  suburban  character ; 
while  the  city  might  own  the  other  end,  but  would  be  without  a  power  plant  with 
which  to  operate  it.  Under  these  conditions  the  clause  providing  for  purchase 
was  omitted  and  thus  the  company  is  saved  what  might  be  an  embarrassing  con- 
dition and  the  city  loses  only  that  which  would  be  undesirable  to  possess.  Consid- 
ering the  character  and  size  of  the  investment  and  the  many  safe-guards  thrown 
around  the  grant  we  regarded  the  term  of  twenty  years  as  being  altogether  reason- 
able and  fair  to  both  parties. 

The  second  amendment  suggested  requiring  that  any  assignment  or  sale  of  the 
company's  property  shall  not  be  valid  until  approved  by  the  Board  of  Public 
Works,  is  a  condition  probably  within  the  power  of  the  city  to  impose  and  one 
which  the  Board  would  be  willing  to  incorporate  in  the  proposed  instrument  if 
time  permitted  the  company  to  consider  and  accept  it.  However,  we  are  advised 
that  any  provision  prohibiting  the  owners  of  the  property  from  making  such  dis- 
posal thereof  as  they  might  desire  would  be  invalid  as  being  in  restraint  of  trade. 
And  while  a  city,  which  grants  a  franchise  privilege,  may  at  the  time  reserve  the 
power  above  indicated  to  be  exercised  within  reasonable  limits  and  in  such  a 
manner  as  not  to  destroy  the  right  of  its  owners  to  enjoy  and  dispose  of  their  in- 
terests, even  such  a  condition  could  not  prevent  the  sale  of  the  stock  of  the  com- 
pany held  by  individual  persons  without  such  approval.  The  limitation  suggested 
would  merely  have  the  force  of  restricting  the  sale  of  the  property  as  an  entirety 
or  the  change  of  its  name  until  consent  had  been  given  by  the  Board. 

The  third  and  last  change  suggested  is  intended  to  provide  means  for  the  settlet 
ment  of  labor  difficulties.  The  idea  of  arbitration  is  one  receiving  the  hearty  en- 
dorsement of  this  Board,  but  we  are  strongly  of  the  view  that  this  is  a  subjec- 
which  should,  and  probably  will,  at  an  early  day,  obtain  the  sanction  of  the  Gen- 
eral Assembly  and  be  provided  for  by  adequate  law.  At  present  there  is  no  statute 
which  invests  a  Board  of  Arbitration  with  the  authority  necessary  to  render  its 
conclusions  binding  or  effective.  In  the  absence  of  all  legislation  upon  this  sub- 
ject there  may  be  some  doubt  as  to  whether  the  Mayor  of  the  city,  as  its  represent- 
ative, could  even,  by  contract,  be  invested  with  the  power  to  seize  and  operate  a 
street-car  system.  Would  the  municipality,  in  its  corporate  capacity,  be  responsi- 
ble for  his  honest  and  efficient  operation  of  the  same,  or  would  he  be  personally 
responsible?  To  whom  would  he  report?  These  are  among  the  queries  which  sug- 
gest themselves  for  solution.  The  issues  to  be  settled  in  case  of  a  strike  are  be- 
tween the  company  and  its  men,  and  any  agreement  to  be  possessed  of  binding 
force  must  be  assented  to  not  only  by  the  company  but  by  its  employes  as  well.  It 
seems  clear,  therefore,  that  this  question,  freighted  with  such  importance  to  the 
public  and  business  interests  of  the  State,  should  be  first  treated  by  the  highest 
law-making  power  and  some  tribunal  established,  clothed  with  the  necessary  judi- 
cial functions  and  powers  to  make  its  decrees  binding  upon  those  subject  to  its 
jurisdiction. 

Having  stated  the  obstacles  to  any  amendment  of  the  contract  made  and  in- 
dicated certain  views  entertained  by  this  Board  with  reference  to  the  particular 
changes  suggested,  we  deem  it  proper  that  we  should  call  the  attention  of  the 
Common  Council  to  some  of  the  provisions  contained  in  the  proposed  franchise, 


March  14,  1892.  J  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  49 

and  the  public  interests  which  will  be  subserved  by  its  adoption.  Many  weeks 
have  been  spent  in  a  conscientious  effort  to  cover  and  protect  every  material  in- 
terest of  the  city,  and,  at  the  same  time,  prepare  a  document  under  which  the  vast 
capital,  necessary  to  establish  and  maintain  such  an  enterprise,  would  not  be  shorn 
of  its  revenue — producing  power.  The  present  contract,  in  all  material  points,  is 
the  same  as  the  one  which  was  unanimously  approved  by  the  old  Council  a  few 
months  ago.  And  we  wish  to  assure  the  members  of  your  honorable  body  that, 
in  each  particular,  it  was  prepared  and  carefully  weighed  by  this  Board  and  the 
City  Attorney  before  adoption ;  and  those  giving  it  the  endorsement  of  their  vote, 
may  do  so  in  the  implicit  faith  that  the  insertion  of  every  condition  contained  in 
the  contract  was  inspired  by  a  most  ardent  desire  to  see  that  the  city  should  re- 
ceive full  compensation  for  the  rights  and  privileges  granted. 

An  electric  line  employing  the  latest  practical  improvements;  paving  between 
its  rails  and  tracks  and  planking  at  crossings  of  unimproved  streets ;  heating  its 
cars ;  charging  a  five-cent  fare  over  a  line  of  ten  miles ;  providing  for  transfer 
tickets,  including  any  extension  hereafter  made,  using  a  "  V  "  rail,  insuring  the  city 
against  all  damage;  using  iron  or  steel  poles  within  the  city;  filing  a  good  and 
sufficient  bond  and  paying  quarterly  into  the  city  treasury  two  and  one-half  per  cent, 
for  the  first  five,  and  five  per  cent,  for  the  succeeding  fifteen  years  on  its  gross  re- 
ceipts and  in  nearly  all  particulars  subjecting  its  conduct  to  the  approval  of  the  Board 
of  Public  Works,  present  a  list  of  obligations  and  limitations  remarkably  liberal 
to  the  city,  and  as  far  as  we  have  been  able  to  learn,  without  precedent  in  this  or 
other  cities  of  the  country.  We  are  confident  that  the  capitalists  now  seeking  ad- 
mission under  this  contract  are  men  of  great  wealth  and  fully  determined,  if  given 
the  privileges  asked,  to  push  their  undertaking  to  a  speedy  and  successful  termina- 
tion. The  construction  and  operation  of  the  road  will  give  employment  to  a  large 
number  of  men,  and  not  only  afford,  at  least,  the  opportunity  of  competition,  but 
add  material  wealth  to  the  city  and  result  in  increased  values  and  facilities  to  a 
new  and  additional  territory  of  the  city  now  unsupplied  with  street  car  advantages. 

In  view  of  Uie  question  of  time  and  for  the  other  reasons  hereinbefore  given, 
the  undersigned  members  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  are  of  the  opinion  that 
no  one  of  the  amendments,  in  the  form  proposed,  should  be  adopted,  and,  therefore, 
we  most  respectfully  herewith  return  the  contract  made  and  entered  into  between 
this  Board  and  the  Broad  Ripple  Rapid  Transit  Company  on  the  first  day  of  March, 
1892,  without  change,  for  the  further  consideration  and  action  of  the  Common 
Council. 

Very  respectfully  submitted, 

A.  W.  Conduitt,  President, 
M.  M.  Defrees, 

Board  of  Public  Works. 

Mr.  Laut  moved  that  thirty  days'  further  time  be  granted  the  Board  of 
Public  Works  for  the  purpose  of  securing  the  amendments  suggested  by 
the  Common  Council  to  G.  O.  No.  14,  1892:  An  ordinance  confirming 
a  certain  contract  made  and  entered  into  on  the  1st  day  of  March,  1892, 
by  and  between  the  City  of  Indianapolis  and  the  Indianapolis  and  Broad 
Ripple  Rapid  Transit  Company,  wherein  said  company  is  granted  a  cer- 
tain right  of  way  for  the  construction  and  maintenance  of  an  electric 
street  railway  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  the  operation  of  cars 
thereon,  upon  certain  terms  and  conditions  therein  set  forth. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  the  President  of  the  Council  appoint  a  special 
committee  of  three  to  wait  on  the  County  Commissioners  for  the  purpose 
of  securing  an  extension  of  the  time  granted  the  Indianapolis  and  Boadr 
Ripple  Rapid  Transit  Company. 

Mr.  Gasper  moved  to  lay  Mr.  White's  motion  on  the  table. 

Which  motion  was  lost  by  the  following  vote  : 


50  journal  of  common  council.  [Adjourned  Meeting 

Ayes  9 — viz. :     Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran,  Linn,  Puryear, 
Sherer,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  11 — viz. :     Councilmen  Colter,  Gauge,  Laut,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen, 
Eassmann,  Eyan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  White. 

The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  Mr.  White's  motion. 
Mr.  McGill  moved  the  previous  question. 

The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Mr.  Young  and  Mr.  Gasper, 
the  roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  14^viz. :     Councilmen  Colter,  Ccstello,  Gauss,  Laut,  McGill,  McGuffin, 
Olsen,  Eassmann,  Eyan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays   6 — viz.:     Councilmen   Allen,   Gasper,    Holloran,   Linn,   Puryear   and 
Young. 

The  question  being  on  the  main  question. 

The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Mr.  Linn  and  Mr.  Young,  the 
roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  10 — viz. :     Councilmen  Colter,  Gauss,  Laut,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen, 
Eyan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  White. 

Nays  10 — viz. :     Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran,  Linn,  Puryear, 
Eassmann,  Sherer,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

The  question  being  upon  the  motion  by  Mr.  Laut. 
The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Mr.  Young  and  Mr.  Gasper, 
the  roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  8 — viz. :     Councilmen  Colter,  Laut,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Eyan,  Schmidt, 
Schrader  and  White. 

Nays  12 — viz. :     Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Gapper,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Linn, 
Olsen,  Puryear,  Eassmann,  Sherer,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Mr.  Costello  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  14,  1892,  be  taken  up,  ordered 
engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed. 
Which  motion  was  adopted. 

The  vote  was  then  taken  on  the  passage  of  G.  O.  No.  14,  1892. 
The  roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  8 — viz. :     Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran,  Linn,  Puryear, 
Sherer  and  Young. 

Nays  12 — viz. :     Councilmen  Colter,  Gauss,  Laut,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen, 
Eassmann,  Eyan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and  President  Murphy. 


On  motion   of   Mr.    Ryan   the   Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock  p.  m., 


adjourned 


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President. 
Attest 

^Ctty  Clerk. 


March  21,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  51 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  ) 
March  21,  1892.  j 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  March  21,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  regular 
meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Emil  C.  Rassmann,  President  pro  tern,  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  Chair,  and  18  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter, 
Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen, 
Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  three,  viz  :     Messrs.  Gauss,   McGill,  and  President  Murphy. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  adjourned  meeting, 
held  Monday,  March  14,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the 
desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Colter  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed  with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


REPORTS,  ETC.,   FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 

The  City  Attorney  made  the  following  report : 


Indianapolis,  Ind.,  March  21,  1892. 

To  the  Hon.  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana  : 

Gentlemen  :  By  resolution  you  make  request  for  my  opinion  touching  the 
liability  of  contractors  who  have  given  bond  to  keep  streets  improved  by  them  in 
repair  for  five  years,  where  the  city,  by  subsequent  ordinance  authorizes  hacks,  ex- 
press wagons  and  other  vehicles  used  for  hire  to  occupy  portions  of  such  improved 
streets  as  "  stands." 

It  is  a  well-established  principle  of  law  that  a  surety  will  be  discharged  from 
his  obligation  by  any  variation  of  the  contract  to  which  he  does  not  consent.  This 
is  probably  true  even  though  the  change  be  slight  and  made  to  his  own  advantage. 

It  is  quite  as  firmly  settled  that  the  State  has  the  inherent  power  to  take  such 
steps  as  may  be  deemed  wise  and  equitable  for  the  preservation  of  public  health, 
safety  and  comfort,  and  that  such  power  may  be  exercised  by  its  municipalities 
when  properly  delegated  to  them.  It  is  subject  to  this  broad  fundamental  doctrine 
that  all  corporations  enter  into  the  possession  and  enjoyment  of  their  franchise  and 
contractual  rights. 


52  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

The  city  of  Indianapolis  now,  as  under  the  law  of  its  organization,  is  clothed 
with  all  necessary  power  to  license,  tax  and  regulate  public  vehicles,  including 
the  designation  of  the  streets  and  alleys  which  they  shall  use  and  upon  which  they 
may  stand.  This  authority,  based  upon  the  police  power,  and  incapable  of  sur- 
render, may  be  exercised  at  the  city's  will.  Such  are  the  demands  of  public  health, 
cleanliness  and  comfort. 

It  was  in  the  light  of  these  conditions  and  subject  to  this  law  that  all  street 
improvement  contracts  and  bonds  have  been  made.  I  am,  indeed,  at  a  loss  for  any 
legal  authority  which  would  justify  me  in  the  conclusion  that  the  city  of  Indian- 
apolis has,  or  had  the  power  to  barter  away  its  time-honored  right  of  regulating 
public  vehicles ;  or  that  any  new  exercise  oi  that  right  would  be  such  an  "  unusual 
use  of  the  streets  "  as  to  release  those  who  have  improved  and  agreed  to  keep  them 
in  repair  from  all  the  duties  imposed  upon  them. 

To  concede  such  a  principle  would  result  in  vexatious  complications.  It  is  a 
matter  of  general  knowledge  that  Washington  and  other  prominent  streets  of  our 
city  are  in  constant  use  by  wagons  of  all  kinds.  Many  of  them  are  heavily  loaded 
and  propelled  on  wheels  with  narrow  tires,  which  greatly  tend  to  cut  and  destroy 
the  pavement.  The  Common  Council  may  u  regulate  the  use  of  streets  and  alleys 
by  vehicles  and  designate  the  kind  of  conveyances  and  vehicles  which  may  not  use 
designated  streets  that  have  been  improved,  together  with  hours  for  the  use  of  such 
streets,  by  certain  specified  classes  of  vehicles."  Will  it  be  contended  that  such  a 
regulation,  while  it  may  modify  the  conditions  existing  at  the  time  a  street  im- 
provement contract  was  made,  would  release  the  sureties  thereon?  Yet  a  fatal 
variation,  though  favorable  to  the  surety,  would  operate  to  release  him  the  same 
as  if  it  were  adverse  to  his  interests.  Private  and  public  carriages  stand  in  front  of 
stores  for  hours  at  a  time— in  some  instances  during  the  entire  day.  May  this  fact 
be  set  up  as  such  an  "unusual  use  of  the  streets"  as  to  release  the  contractor  from 
his  bond  to  keep  the  same  in  repair?  What  must  be  considered  as  the  proper 
point  within  which  the  public  may  use  the  streets  in  such  cases  ?  May  a  vehicle 
stand  one  hour  and  not  two,  or  five  hours  and  not  ten  ?  Manifestly  any  regulation 
of  the  streets  and  alleys,  authorized  by  law  as  defined  by  an  ordinance  of  the  city, 
must  form  the  only  rule  governing  this  question. 

Kelative  to  the  propriety  of  amending  or  declining  to  amend  the  present  ordi- 
nance governing  hack  stands  I  am  not  called  upon  to  discuss.  That  is  for  the 
Council  to  determine,  but  it  may  be  proper  for  me  to  state  that  any  change  made 
should  be  effected  with  due  regard  for  the  legal  rights  of  property  owners.  Chief 
Justice  Elliott,  in  discussing  this  question  says : 

"  Cities  usually  have  authority  over  the  use  of  vehicles  and  may,  therefore, 
prescribe  the  routes  to  be  followed  hj  omnibuses,  and  the  stands  to  be  occupied  by 
hacks,  express  wagons,  or  other  vehicles  used  for  hire.  But  a  city  can  not  author- 
ize snch  stands  wherethey  will  interfere  with  the  access  to  the  premises  of  an  abut- 
ting owner  or  otherwise  deprive  him  of  his  rights  as  owner  of  the  fee." 

Owing  to  this  principle  of  law,  which  obtains  quite  generally  throughout  the 
country,  it  has  been  customary  in  most  cities  to  locate  *'  stands"  to  be  occupied  by 
wagons  used  for  hire  on  such  parts  of  streets  as  border  upon  public  buildings,  parks 
or  unoccupied  grounds.  The  difficulty  above  indicated,  however,  might  be  obvi- 
ated if  the  consent  of  the  abutting  owners  adversely  affected  could  be  obtained  to 
the  location  of  a  stand  in  front  of  their  premises. 

Very  respectfully  submitted, 

Leon  O.  Bailey, 

City  Attorney. 


Which  was  read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys. 


March  21,  1892.  J  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  53 


REPORTS,  ETC.,   FROM   STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Laut,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Health,  asked  for 
further  time  to  report  G.  O.  No.  6,  1892. 

Which  was  granted. 

Mr.  Holloran,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries,  to 
whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  12,  1892,  an  ordinance  fixing  the  pay  of 
the  Police  Matron,  asked  for  further  time  to  report. 

Which  was  granted. 

Mr.  Sherer,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Safety  and  Comfort, 
asked  for  further  time  to  report  on  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892. 

Which  was  granted. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL   AND    SPECIAL   ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was  in- 
troduced : 

By  Mr.  Holloran : 

G.  O.  No.  15,  1892.     An  ordinance  regarding  public  comfort  and  health,  pro- 
hibiting the  building  of  slaughter  houses  in  any  part  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Health. 


MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

Mr.  Young  offered  the  following  petition : 

To  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — The  undersigned,  owners  of  real  estate  fronting  on  the  street 
known  as  Sheppard  Avenue,  also  as  "  Highland  Place,"  between  Ninth  and  Twelfth 
streets,  respectfully  petition  for  the  passage  of  a  resolution  providing  for  the  per- 
manent naming  of  the  street  above  mentioned,  the  same  to  be  known  as  "  Highland 
Place." 

The  above  was  signed  by  all  the  real  estate  owners  fronting  on  said 
street. 

Which  was  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys. 


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JOURNAL   OF   COMMON    COUNCIL. 


[Regular  Meeting 


On  motion  of  Mr.  Schrader  the  Common  Council,  at  8:30  o'clock  p.  m., 
adjourned. 


Attest  : 


President. 


City  Clerk. 


March  28,  1892.1  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  55 


SPECIAL  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  ) 
March  28,  1892.  j 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  March  28,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  special 
meeting,  pursuant  to  the  following  call : 

To  the  President  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

We,  the  undersigned,  members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, Indiana,  respectfully  request  you  to  call  a  special  meeting  on  Monday  even- 
ing, March  28,  1892,  at  8  o'clock,  p.  M.,  for  the  purpose  of  considering  General 
Ordinance  No.  13,  annexing  certain  territory  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  such 
other  business  as  may  properly  come  up  for  consideration. 

J.  L.  Gasper, 
A.  A.  Young, 
Jas.  H.  Costello, 
J.  F.  White, 
W.  H.  Cooper. 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  March  26,  1 892. 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen: — You  are  hereby  requested  to  meet  in  special  session  in  the 
Counoilmanic  Chamber  on  Monday  evening,  March  28,  1892,  at  eight  o'clock,  for 
the  purpose  of  considering  such  business  as  may  come  before  the  meeting. 

M.  J.  Murphy,  President. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  chair,  and  13  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Coqper, 
Costello,  Holloran,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White 
and  Young. 

Absent,  eight,  viz :  Councilmen  Gasper,  Gauss,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill, 
McGufnn,  Puryear  and  Sherer. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  meeting,  held 
Monday,  March  21,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the 
desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


56 


JOURNAL    OF    COMMON    COUNCIL. 


[Special  Meeting 


Mr.  Cooper  moved  that  a  recess  of  fifteen  minutes  be  taken. 

The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Mr.  Young  and  Mr.  Cooper, 
the  roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  2 — viz.:     Messrs.  Cooper  and  Young. 

Nays  11 — viz.:     Councilman  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Holloran,  Olsen,  Rass- 
mann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and  President  Murphy. 


ORDINANCES  ON  SECOND  READING. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Rassman,  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up ;  read  second  time ;  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read  the 
third  time. 

(i.  O.  No.  13,  1892.     An  ordinance  annexing  certain  territory  therein  described, 
to  the  territory  constituting  and  forming  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  13 — viz.:     Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Holloran,  Olsen, 
Rassmann,   Ryan,   Schmidt,   Schrader,   White,    Young  and    President    Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Olsen  the  Common  Council,  at  8:25  o'clock  p.  m.  , 
adjourned. 


Attest  : 


April  f,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  57 


REGULAR  MEETING. 

Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  ) 
April  4,  1892.  j 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  April  4,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  chair,  and  18  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper, 
Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear, 
Rassmann,  Ryan,   Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  three,  viz :     Messrs.  Laut,  McGill,  and  Sherer. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  special  meeting,  held 
Monday,  March  28,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the 
desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


communications,  etc.,   from  mayor. 
His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 


Executive  Department,  City  of  Indianapolis, 

April  4,  1892. 


To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  General   Ordinance  No.  13,  passed  at  your 
session  held  March  28,  1892. 

Respectfully, 

Thomas  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 


reports,   etc. ,  from  city  officers. 

DepapwTment  of  Finance 

Office  of  City  Comptroli 
Indianapolis,  Ind.,  Ap 


>LLER,  > 

ril  4,  1892.  J 


To  the  Hon.  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Gentlemen  : — I  respectfully  ask  you  to  appropriate  to  the  Department  of 
Finance,  to  pay  temporary  loans  due  April  20,  1892,  and  to  pay  interest  due  on 
said  loans,  and  the  interest  for  six  months  due  May  11.  On  loan  due  May  11, 
1893,  the  following  arnounts,  to-wit: 


58  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

To  pay  temporary  loans  due  April  20,  1892 $75,000  00 

To  pay  interest  on  temporary  loans  named  above 1  ,003  48 

To  pay  interest  for  six  months  on  loan  due  May  11,  1893 837  50 

$76,840  98 
Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 

City  Comptroller. 


Department  of  Finance, 

Office  of  City  Comptroller, 
Indianapolis,  Ind.,  April  4, 1892 


.1 


To  the  Hon.  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen:  —  The  appropriation  of  $2,500.00  made  by  you  to  the  Depart- 
ment of  Law  at  the  commencement  of  the  present  fiscal  year,  being  exhausted,  1 
am  directed  by  a  resolution  passed  by  the  heads  of  the  several  departments  at  a 
recent  meeting,  to  ask  you  to  appropriate  an  additional  twenty-five  hundred  dol- 
lars to  said  Department  of  Law  to  be  used  for  compromises  and  costs. 

Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 

City  Comptroller. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 


Department  of  Public  Works, 
Office  of  the  Board 
Indianapolis,  April  4,  1892 


.1 


To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council,  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Gentlemen: — We  herewith  transmit  you,  for   your  consideration  and  ap- 
proval, a  certain  contract  made  and  entered  into  on  the  14th  day  of  March,  1892, 
by  and  between  the  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Company  and 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  by  and  through  the  Board  of  Public  Works. 
Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 
A.  Scherrer, 
M.  M.  Defrees, 
Board  of  Public  Woiks. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


REPORTS,    ETC.,     FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Holloran,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries,  to 
whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  12,  1892,  an  ordinance  fixing  the  pay  of 
the  Police  Matron,  made  the  following  report ; 


April  4,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  59 

Mr.  President  and  Gentlemen  of  the  Common  Council : 

Your  Committee  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  12  have  examined  the  same 
and  recommend  that  it  do  pass. 

Respectfully, 

H.  F.  Holloran, 
J.  L.  Gasper, 
J.  F.  White. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  White,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Rules,  to  whom  was  re- 
ferred the  following  resolution  : 

Resolved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  first  para- 
graph of  rules  governing  the  Clerk  of  this  body  read  as  follows : 

It  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  City  Clerk  to  keep  an  accurate  journal  of  the  pro- 
ceedings of  the  Common  Council.  He  shall  have  said  proceedings  printed  after 
each  regular  or  special  meeting,  one  copy  of  which  shall  be  presented  to  each 
member,  and  at  least  fifty  (50)  copies  of  which  shall  be  kept  on  file  to  be  bound  at 
the  end  of  the  term,  with  a  proper  index  thereto,  which  shall  be  the  official  jour- 
nal of  the  Common  Council  of  said  city,  and  he  shall  also  keep  a  proper  file  of 
all  papers  thereof. 
* 

Made  the  following  report : 

Mr.  President  : 

Your  Committee  on  Rules  to  whom  was  referred  Resolution  No.  5  recom- 
mend that  the  same  pass. 

M.  J.  Murphy, 
J.  F.  White, 
A.  A.  Young. 
Which  was  concurred  in. 

The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  the  resolution. 
Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  18 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss, 
Holloran,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

Mr.  Costello,  on  behalf   of   the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys,  to  whom  was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  2,  1892.  An  ordinance  establishing  stands  for  certain  vehicles,  the 
use  of  same,  and  repealing  ordinance  and  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  there- 
with and  providing  penalties  for  the  violation  thereof. 

Made  the  following  report : 


60  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  April  4,  1892. 

Mr.  President: 

Your  Committee  on  Sewerp,  Streets  and  Alleys,  to  whom  was  referred  Gen- 
eral Ordinance  No.  2,  1892,  would  respectfully  report  that  they  have  had  the  same 
under  consideration  and  recommend  that  the  same  be  amended  as  follows:  Strike 
out  all  of  said  Ordinance  No.  2  after  the  ordaining  clause  and  insert  in  lieu  thereof 
the  following : 

That  stands  for  hackney  coaches,  hacks,  cabs,  hansoms,  omnibuses  and  other 
public  vehicles,  for  the  carrying  of  passengers  for  hire  or  pay  in  the  City  of  Indi- 
anapolis, for  and  during  the  hours  from  six  o'clock  in  the  forenoon  until  six  o'clock 
in  the  afternoon  of  each  day  in  the  year,  be  established  in  the  following  places, 
to-wit : 

(a).  The  southeast  side  of  Kentucky  Avenue,  beginning  ten  (10)  feet  south- 
west from  the  cro.-s  walk  leading  diagonally  from  Illinois  Street  to  Washington 
Street. 

(b).  On  the  northwest  side  of  Kentucky  Avenue,  beginning  ten  (10)  feet 
southwest  from  the  cross  walk  extending  from  Washington  to  Illinois  Streets  and 
running  thence  southwest  a  distance  sufficient  to  allow  three  (3)  of  such  vehicles  to 
stand  at  said  place  at  the  same  time. 

(c).  On  the  north  side  of  Maryland  Street,  beginning  ten  (10)  feet  east  of  the 
east  line  of  Illinois  Street  and  extending  east  a  distance  sufficient  to  allow  two  (2) 
of  such  vehicles  to  stand  at  said  place  at  the  same  time. 

(d).  On  the  north  side  of  Maryland  Street,  beginning  ten  (10)  feet  west  from 
the  west  line  of  Illinois  Street  and  extending  west  a  distance  sufficient  to  allow  two 
(2)  of  such  vehicles  to  stand  at  said  place  at  the  same  time. 

Provided,  however,  All  public  vehicles,  including  party  wagons,  when  used  ex- 
clusively for  the  conveyance  of  passengers,  shall  be  permitted  to  stop  at  other 
points  and  places  on  streets  of  said  city  than  those  hereinbefore  designated,  for  a 
sufficient  time  only  to  receive  and  discharge  passengers,  at  all  hours  of  the  day  on 
the  following  days,  namely :  The  Fourth  of  July,  Decoration  day,  Labor  day, 
days  during  which  the  State  Fair  is  in  progress,  and  days  on  which  circuses  are 
being  given,  where  such  circuses  do  not  continue  for  more  than  two  consecutive 
days  at  any  one  time. 

Sec.  2.  It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person  to  stand  a  hackney  coach,  cab, 
hack,  hansom,  omnibus  or  other  public  vehicle  for  carrying  passengers  for  hire  or 
pay  in  the  city  of  Indianapolis  at  any  other  place  in  said  city  than  at  the  above 
designated  stands,  from  six  o'clock  in  the  forenoon  to  six  o'clock  in  the  afternoon, 
except  on  the  special  days  above  provided  for,  unless  such  person  is  standing  at 
such  place  pursuant  to  an  order  already  had  to  deliver  or  receive  a  passenger  or 
passengers. 

Sec.  3.  It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person  occupying  any  part  of  such 
stands,  during  the  hours  designated  in  section  one  of  this  ordinance,  or  any  part  of 
any  other  street  or  alley  of  said  city,  during  the  remaining  hours  of  any  day  of 
the  year,  to  allow  manure,  or  other  filth  to  accumulate  at  the  place  or  places  so 
occupied  by  such  person,  but  it  shall  be  the  duty  of  any  such  person  to  keep  such 
part  of  any  such  stand,  or  any  part  of  any  street  or  alley,  occupied  by  him,  at  all 
times,  clean  and  free  from  offal  or  filth  of  every  description.  It  is  hereby  especially 
required  that  every  person  occupying  any  part  of  any  street  or  alley,  during  the 
hours  from  six  o'clock  p.  m.  to  six  A.  m.,  before  leaving  such  place  to  occupy  any 
part  of  any  of  the  stands  designated  in  section  one,  by  or  before  the  hour  of  six 
A.  m.,  shall  thoroughly  clean  the  space  so  occupied  by  him  from  all  offal  or  filth 
of  every  kind  whatsoever.  It  shall  be  the  further  duty  of  any  such  person  so 
occupying  any  part  of  said  stands,  or  part  of  any  other  street  or  alley  of  said  city, 
to  remove  away  from  the  same  whenever  requested  to  do  so  by  any  person  who 
shall  desire  to  occupy  the  same,  temporarily,  for  the  purpose  of  delivering  or 
receiving  any  person  or  merchandise. 

Sec.  4.  It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person  occupying  any  of  the  stands  des- 
ignated in  section  one  of  this  ordinance,  or  any  part  of  any  street  or  alley  of  said 


April  I,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  61 

city,  to  congregate  in  one  place,  or  to  use  loud,  profane,  boisterous  or  obscene  lan- 
guage, or  to  obstruct  or  blockade  any  sidewalk,  or  to  leave  their  coach,  cab,  hack, 
hansom,  omnibus,  or  other  public  vehicle  for  carrying  passengers  for  hire  or  pay, 
for  the  purpose  of  soliciting  trade,  or  to  permit  the  same  to  stand  within  a  distance 
of  thirty  (30)  feet  from  each  other. 

Sec.  5.  Any  person  violating  any  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance  shall, 
upon  conviction  be  fined  in  any  sum  not  exceeding  twenty  five  (25)  dollars,  to 
which  may  be  added  imprisonment  for  any  period  not  exceeding  thirty  days. 

Sec.  6.  An  ordinance  entitled,  An  ordinance  to  amend  section  one  of  an  or- 
dinance entitled,  An  ordinance  establishing  stands  for  certain  public  vehicles,  and 
providing  penalties  for  violation  thereof,  ordained  and  established  the  5th  day  of 
January,  1891,"  parsed  by  the  Common  Council  June  15,  1891,  and  approved  and 
signed  by  the  Mayor  of  said  city  June  19,  lh91,  and  all  other  ordinances  or  parts 
of  ordinances  in  conflict  herewith,  be  and  the  same  are  hereby  repealed. 

And  your  committee  recommend  that  when  said  ordinance  be  so  amended 
that  it  do  pass. 

Jas.  H.  Costello, 
Arch.  A.  Young, 
Anton  Schmidt, 

Members  of  Commit  lee. 


Mr.  Costello  on  behalf  of  the  Committe  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys, 
to  whom  the  following  was  referred. 

To  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen: — The  undersigned,  owners  of  real  estate  fronting  on  the  street 
known  as  Sheppard  Avenue,  also  as  "  Highland  Place,"  between  Ninth  and 
Twelfth  streets,  respectfully  petition  for  the  passage  of  a  resolution  providing  for 
the  permanent  naming  of  the  street  above  mentioned,  the  same  to  be  known  as 
"Highland  Place." 

Made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  Apr.  4, 1892. 
Mr.  President  : 

Your  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys,  to  whom  was  referred  the 
petition  of  C.  J.  Crane  and  31  others,  asking  for  the  change  of  the  name  of 
Sheppard  Avenue  to  Highland  Place  have  had  the  same  under  consideration  and 
would  respectfully  report  the  accompanying  ordinance  providing  for  the  change  as 
prayed,  with  the  recommendation  that  it  do  pass. 

Jas.  H.  Costello, 
Arch  A.  Young, 
Anton  Schmidt, 

Members  of  Committee. 


62  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL   AND    SPECIAL   ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances  were 
introduced. 

By  Board  of  Public  Works : 

G.  O.  No.  16,  1892.  An  ordinance  relating  to  the  conduction  and  mainte- 
nance of  an  Electric  Light  and  Power  Plant,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion 
County,  State  of  Indiana,  by  the  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power 
Company,  and  the  furnishing  of  electric  lights  to  said  city,  and  other  matters  per- 
taining thereto. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises. 

By  Mr.  Costello. 

G.  O.  No.  17,  1892.  An  Ordinance  providing  for  the  change  of  the  name  of 
Sheppard  Avenue  to  Highland  Place. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Costello,  the  rules  were  suspended  for  the  purpose 
of  placing  G.  O.  No.  17,  1892,  on  its  final  passage,  which  was  adopted 
by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  18 — viz  :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss, 
Holloran,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

G.  O.  No.  17,  1892,  was  read  the  second  time,  ordered  engrossed, 
read  the  third  time  and  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  18 — viz.:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Hol- 
loran, Linn,  McGuffin.  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays— None. 
Mr.  Rassmann,  by  request. 
G.  O.  No.  18,  1892.     An  ordinance  to  provide  for  licensing  riding  galleries, 


etc. 


Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Morals. 


April  4,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  63 


APPROPRIATION    ORDINANCE. 

The  City  Comptroller,  through  Councilman  Rassmann,  introduced  the 
following  Appropriation  Ordinance : 

Ap.  O.  No.  2,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  seventy-six  thousand  eight 
hundred  and  forty  dollars  and  ninety-eight  cents  ($76,840.98)  with  which  to  pay 
temporary  loans  due  April  20,  1892,  and  interest  thereon. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Finance. 
The  City  Comptroller,  through  Councilman  Rassmann,  introduced  the 
following  Appropriation  Ordinance : 

Ap.  O.  No.  3,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  two  thousand  five  hundred 
($2,500)  dollars  for  the  use  of  the  Department  of  Law  in  making  compromises 
and  settlements  of  claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 


ORDINANCES  ON  SECOND  READING. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Gasper,  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up ;  read  second  time ;  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read  the 
third  time. 

G.  O.  No.  12,  1892.     An  ordinance  fixing  the  pay  of  the  Police  Matron. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  18 — viz.:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Hol- 
loran,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Ryan,  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
taken  tip ;  read  second  time ;  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read  the  third 
time. 

G.  O.  No.  2,  1892.  An  ordinance  establishing  stands  for  certain  vehicles,  the 
use  of  same,  and  repealing  ordinance  and  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  there- 
with and  providing  penalties  for  the  violation  thereof. 


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JOURNAL    OF    COMMON    COUNCIL. 


[Regular  Meeting 


And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  15 — viz.:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran, 
Linn,  Puryear,  Kassmann,  KyaD,  Schmidt,  Scbrader,  White,  Young  and  President 
Murphy. 

Nays  3 — viz.:     Messrs.  Gauss,  McGuffin  and  Olsen. 

On  motion  of  Mr.   Rassmann  the  Common  Council,  at  9:45  o'clock 
p.  m.,  adjourned. 


Attest 


President. 


City  Clerk. 


April  12,  CITY    OF    INDIANAPOLIS,     I  NO  65 


SPECIAL  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis, 
April  12,  1892. 


The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber  Tuesday  evening,  April  12,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  special 
session,  pursuant  to  the  following  call : 


To  Hon.  M.  J.  Murphy,  President  Common  Council : 

Dear  Sir — The  undersigned  respectfully  request  you  to  call  a  special  meet- 
ing of  the  Common  Council  to  meet  Tuesday  evening,  April  12,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m., 
for  the  transaction  of  such  busioess  as  may  come  before  the  Council. 

Respectfully, 

H.  F.  Holloran, 
Emil  C.  Rassman, 
H.  W.  Laut, 
J.  F.  White, 
P.  J.  Ryan. 


To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen — You  are  requested  to  meet  in  the  Council  Chamber  on  Tuesday 
evening,  April  12th,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  to  transact  such  business  as  may  come 
before  the  meeting. 

M.  J.  Murphy, 

President. 


Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  18  members,  viz.:  Messrs.  Allen,.  Colter,  Costello,  Gas- 
per, Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rass- 
mann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  and  White, 

Absent,  three,  viz :  Councilmen  Cooper,  Olsen  and  Young. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  session  held 
Monday,  April  4,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the  desks 
of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Gasper  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed  with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


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REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Laut,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Health,  to  whom  was 
referred  G.  O.  No.  15,  1892,  "An  ordinance  regarding  public  comfort 
and  health,  prohibiting  the  building  of  slaughter  houses  in  any  part  of 
the  city  of  Indianapolis,"  reported  the  same  back  to  the  Council  without 
recommendation  from  the  Committee. 

Mr.  Gasper  moved  to  refer  G.  O  No.  15,  1892,  "An  ordinance  regarding 
public  comfort  and  health,  prohibiting  the  building  of  slaughter  houses 
in  any  part  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis,"  back  to  the  committee. 

Mr.  Holloran  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Gasper's  motion  on  the  table. 

The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Mr.  Gasper  and  Mr.  Linn,  the 
roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  13 — viz.:     Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Linn, 
Kassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  President  Murphy 

Nays  5 — viz.:     Councilmen  Gasper,  Laut,  McGill,  McGuCSn  and  Puryear. 

Mr.  Holloran  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  15,  1892,  "An  ordinance  regarding 
public  comfort  and  health,  prohibiting  the  building  of  slaughter  houses 
in  any  part  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis,"  be  taken  up  and  read  a  second 
time. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Thereupon  G.  O.  No.  15,  1892,  was  read  a  second  time. 

Mr.  Holloran  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  15,  1892,  be  amended  by  insert- 
ing the  following: 

Sec  4.     All  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  with  this  ordinance 
are  hereby  repealed. 

Holloran. 

The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  Mr.  Holloran's  motion. 
The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Mr.  Gasper  and  Mr.  Linn,  the 
roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  13 — viz:     Councilmen   Colter,   Gasper,    Gauss,    Holloran,   Laut,    Linn, 
Kassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  5 — viz:     Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  the  vote  by  which  Mr.  Gasper's  motion  was 
tabled  be  reconsidered. 


April  12,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  67 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  IS — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Laut,  LiDn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
Sherer,  White,  and  President  Murphy. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  15,  1892,  "An  ordinance  regarding 
public  comfort  and  health,  prohibiting  the  building  of  slaughter  houses 
in  any  part  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis,"  be  referred  back  to  the  Commit- 
tee on  Public  Health,  with  instructions  to  report  on  same  at  the  next 
meeting. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  18 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
Sherer,  White,  and  ['resident  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

Mr.  Laut  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  6,  1892,  "An  ordinance  to  repeal  sec- 
tion 7  of  an  ordinance  regulating  the  disposition  of  dead  animals  and 
animal  offal  and  blood  in  the  city  of  Indianapolis,  and  within  two  miles 
of  the  corporate  limits  of  said  city,  and  upon  what  is  known  as  the  Sel- 
lers' Farm,  ordained  August  20,  1878,"  be  taken  up  and  stricken  from  the 
files. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  18 — viz:  Councilmen  Alien,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Laut,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer, 
White  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  3,  1892,  "An  ordinance  to  repeal  an 
ordinance  disannexing  certain  territory  therein  described,  forming  part  of 
the  corporate  limits  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis,  passed  over  the  veto  of 
the  Mayor,  December  31,  189 1,  the  same  being  known  as  G.  O.  No.  50, 
189 1,"  be  taken  up  and  stricken  from  the  files. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  18 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
Sherer,  White,  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays— None. 


68  journal  of  common  council.  [Special  Meeting 

Mr.  White,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Morals,  to  whom 
was  referred  G.  O.  No.  9,  1892,  "An  ordinance  providing  for  the  licens- 
ing of  buyers  of  old  rags,  old  iron  and  old  clothes,  etc.,  providing  a  pen- 
alty for  the  violation  thereof  and  repealing  conflicting  ordinances,"  made 
the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  April  12,  1892. 

Mr.  President  : 

Your  Committee  on  Public  Morals,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  9,  an 
ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  of  rag  pickers  and  bottle  buyers,  have  had 
the  same  under  consideration,  and  deeming  that  it  would  be  improper  and  unjust 
legislation,  recommend  that  the  same  do  not  pass,  and  that  it  therefore  be  stricken 
from  the  files.  J.  F.  White, 

Chas.  A.  Gauss, 
W.  B.  Linn. 

Which  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  18 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGufEn,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
Sherer,  White  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 


On  motion  of  Mr.  White  the  Common  Council,  at  8:30  o'clock  p.  m  , 
adjourned. 


President. 


April  19,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind 


SPECIAL  MEETING. 

Council  Chamber,   City  of  Indianapolis,  j 
April  19,   1892.  j 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Tuesday  evening,  April  19,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  special  meet 
ing,  pursuant  to  the  following  call : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  April  15,  1892. 
To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — You  are  hereby  requested  to  meet  in  the  Council  Chamber  in 
special  session,  Tuesday  evening,  April  19,  1892,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  for  the  purpose 
of  transacting  puch  business  as  may  come  before  you. 

M.  J.  Murphy, 

President. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  20  members,  viz.  :  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper, 
Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Olson,  Puryear, 
Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  Young. 

Absent  1,  viz.:  Mr.  McGuffin. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  special  meeting,  held 
Tuesday,  April  12,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the  desks 
of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


communications,  etc,  from  mayor. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 

Executive  Department,  J 

City  of  Indianapolis,  > 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  April  19,  1892.  J 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  General  Ordinances  Nos.  2,  12  and  17,  passed 
at  your  session  held  April  4,  1892. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Thomas  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


70  journal  of  common  council.  [Special  Meeting 


REPORTS,     ETC.,    FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 


Department  of  Finance, 

Office  of  City  Comptroller, 

Indianapolis,  April  16,  1892. 


I 


To  the  Honorable  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Gentlemen — The  Board  of  Public  Safety  have  asked  me  to  recommend  to 
you  the  appropriation  of  two  thousand  dollars  for  expenses  of  the  Station  House. 
I  have  examined  the  matter,  and  respectfully  recommend  that  the  appropriation 
be  made. 

They  also  ask  that  one  thousand  dollars  of  the  money  heretofore  appropriated 
by  you  to  the  Department  of  Public  Safety  for  fire  force  accounts  be  transferred  to 
an  office  account  in  order  that  it  mav  be  available  to  fit  up  their  office.  I  respect- 
fully recommend  that  this  be  done. 

The  Board  of  Public  Works  ask  me  to  recommend  to  you  the  appropriation 
of  the  following  sums  to  the  department,  to- wit: 

For  water $9,000  00 

For  public  light .    .    .  7,500  00 

For  furniture  and  fixtures 500  00 

For  fountains  and  wells. .,,.'.'.            ....  2n0  00 

For  Engineer's  Department  (for  extra  assessments,  clerks  and  inspectors)  3,500  00 

For  sewers 3,200  00 

Total a $23,900  00 

Enough  money  has  been  already  appropriated  to  meet  the  demands  that  will 
be  made  upon  the  accounts  of  water  and  light  during  the  present  fiscal  year,  but 
the  expenses  of  these  accounts  for  the  month  of  August  should  be  paid  before  it 
will  be  practicable  to  prepare  the  estimates  and  make  the  appropriations  for  the 
next  fiscal  year.  Therefore,  I  recommend  that  the  appropriations  asked  for  for 
these  purposes  be  made  in  order  that  there  may  be  available  funds  to  pay  for 
water  and  light  the  first  of  next  September.  The  appropriations  asked  for  for 
furniture  and  fixture,  fountains  and  wells,  Engineer's  Department,  and  for  sewers 
are  necessary  for  the  proper  conducting  of  the  department  that  asks  for  them. 
That  for  the  Engineer's  Department  has  been  made  necessary  by  the  sprinkling 
and  sweeping  of  streets,  which  will  make  necessary  a  large  increase  of  the  force  in 
the  Engineer's  Department.  The  appropriation  asked  for  for  sewers  is  caused 
mainly  by  the  expense  of  employing  Expert  Hering.  The  Board  of  Public  Works 
also  ask  me  to  recommend  to  you  the  transferring  of  one  thousand  dollars  of  the 
money  heretofore  appropriated  by  you  to  their  department  for  "  Printing  and 
Advertising  "  to  the  account  of  "  Blank  Books  and  Stationery,"  which  I  do. 

I  also  ask  you  to  appropriate  one  hundred  dollars  to  the  Department  of 
Finance  to  pay  extra  Police  Judges  appointed  on  change  of  venue. 

Respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen. 

City  Comptroller. 

Read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 


REPORTS,    ETC.,     FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Ryan,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises, 
to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  16,  1892,  "  An  ordinance  relating  to 
the  construction  and  maintenance  of  an  Electric  Light  and  Power  Plant, 


April  19,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  71 

in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion  County,  State  of  Indiana,  by  the 
Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Company,  and  the  furnish- 
ing of  electric  lights  to  said  city,  and  other  matters  pertaining  thereto," 
made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  April  19,  1892. 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee,  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No. 
16  (known  as  the  Electric  Light  Contract),  have  had  the  same  under  consideration, 
and  do  respectfully  recommend  that  the  ordinance  do  pass. 

P.  J  Ryan, 

H.  F.  HOLLORAN, 

W.  H.  Cooper, 
J.  R.  Allen, 
C.  A.  Gauss, 
E.  J.  Sherer, 
Robt.  C.  McGill. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Rassmann,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom  was 

referred  the  following  ordinances: 

Ap.  O.  No.  2,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  seventy-six  thousand  eight 
hundred  and  forty  dollars  and  ninety-eight  cents  ($76,840.98)  with  which  to  pay 
temporary  loans  due  April  20,  1892,  and  interest  thereon. 

Ap.  O.  No.  3,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  two  thousand  five  hundred 
($2,500)  dollars  for  the  use  of  the  Department  of  Law  in  making  compromises 
and  settlements  of  claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Made  the  following  report: 

Indianapolis,  April  19,  1892. 
Mr.   Presi 


Your  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom  was  referred  Appropriation  Ordinances 
Nos.  2  and  3,  1892,  beg  leave  to  report  that  we  have  examined  them,  and  would 
very  respectfully  recommend  that  they  be  passed. 

Emil  C.  Rassmann, 
W.  H.  Cooper, 
E.  J.  Sherer, 
H.  W.  Laut, 
Jas.  H.  Costello, 
J.  L.  Gasper, 
P.  J.  Ryan. 
Which  was  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Sherer,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Safety  and  Comfort, 

to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892 — an  ordinance  providing  for  the 

inspection  of   steam  'boilers  and  all  steam  generating    apparatus  under 

pressure — made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind,  April  19,  1892. 
Mr.  President: 

Your  Committee,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892,  recommend  to  strike 
out  lines  Nos.  20  to  26  inclusive,  in  section  2,  and  insert  in  lieu  thereof  the  follow- 
ing, "be  the  hammer  test,"  and  the  examination  shall  be  thorough  and  searching 


72  journal  of  common  council.  [Special  Meeting 

upon  every  part  of  the  boiler  both  internally  and  externally,  including  all  fitting 
and  attachments ;  also  strike  out  all  of  lines  38  to  45  inclusive. 

In  section  3  strike  out  the  word  "  once  "  in  line  4  and  insert  the  word  "  twice  " 
in  lieu  thereof. 

Section  4  strike  out  the  word  "  five  "  in  line  9  and  insert  the  word  "  three." 

E.  J.  Sherer, 
Robt  C.  McGill. 

Which  was  concurred  in. 


APPROPRIATION    ORDINANCE. 

The  City  Comptroller,  through  Councilman  Rassmann,  introduced  the 
following  Appropriation  Ordinance  : 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  4,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  twenty- 
six  thousand  dollars  ($26,000)  for  the  needs  of  certain  departments  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  authorizing  a  transfer  of  two  thousand  dollars  ($2,000)  to  funds 
other  than  those  for  which  they  were  originally  appropriated. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Finance. 
By  Mr.    Laut: 

G.  O.  No.  18,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  repeal  section  7  of  an  ordinance  regulat- 
ing the  disposition  of  dead  animals  and  animal  offal  and  blood  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  within  two  miles  of  the  corporate  limits  of  said  city,  and  upon 
what  is  known  as  the  Sellers'  Farm,  ordained  August  20,  1878. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Health. 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Rassmann,  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up;  read  second  time;  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read  the 
third  time : 

Ap.  O.  No.  2,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  seventy-six  thousand  eight 
hundred  and  forty  dollars  and  ninety-eight  cents  ($76,840.98)  with  which  to  pay 
temporary  loans  due  April  20,  1892,  and  interest  thereon. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  19 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper, 
Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 


April  19,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  73 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Rassmann,  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up ;  read  second  time ;  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read  the 
third  time: 

Ap.  O.  No.  3,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  two  thousand  five  hundred 
dollars  ($2,500)  for  the  use  of  the  Department  of  Law  in  making  compromises 
and  settlements  of  claims  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  19 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper, 
Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Ryan,  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up ;  read  second  time  : 

G.  O.  No.  16,  1892.  An  ordinance  relating  to  the  construction  and  mainte- 
nance of  an  Electric  Light  and  Power  Plant,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion 
County,  State  of  Indiana,  by  the  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power 
Company,  and  the  furnishing  of  electric  lights  to  said  city,  and  other  matters  per- 
taining thereto. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Gasper  offered  the  following  resolution  : 

Resolved,  That  the  contract  entered  into  by  the  Board  of  Public  Works  for  the 
lighting  of  the  streets  by  electricity  be  referred  back  to  said  Board  with  the  request 
to  have  the  same  amended  by  inserting  therein  a  provision  securing  to  the  city  the 
1  right  at  its  option,  at  the  expiration  of  live  years  from  the  date  of  said  contract, 
I  and  at  the  expiration  of  every  year  thereafter  until  the  expiration  of  said  contract, 
to  purchase  the  entire  plant  and  property  which  at  the  time  of  exercising  such  op- 
J  tion  shall  be  used  in  connection  with  the  lighting  of  the  streets  under  said  con- 
Hracts,  at  the  fair  value  of  said  plant  and  property,  to  be  determined  by  disinter- 
ested and  competent  appraisers,  one  to  be  selected  by  the  Board  of  Public  Works, 
lone  by  the  owners  of  said  plant  and  property,  and,  in  case  of  their  disagreement, 
J  a  third  to  be  selected  by  them,  the  valuation  of  any  two  to  be  final  and  conclusive, 

Gasper. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Gasper's  resolution  on  the  table. 
Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

I  Ayes  18 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
(Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Scrader,  Sherer,  White, 
j  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  1 — viz. :     Mr.  Gasper. 


i 

I 


74  journal  of  common  council.  [Special  Meeting 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  G.  O  No  16,  1892,  be  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  placed  on  its  final  passage 

The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  Mr.  Ryan's  motion. 

The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Mr.  Gasper,  the  roll  was  called, 
which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  19 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer, 
White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  1 — viz. :     Mr.  Gasper. 

The  question  being  on  the  passage  of  the  G.  O    No.  16,  1892. 
Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  19 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer, 
White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  1 — viz. :     Mr.  Gasper. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Olsen,  G.  O.  Mo.  8,  1892,  was  taken  up  and  read 
a  second  time. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Ryan,  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892,  was  referred  to  the  Ju- 
diciary Committee  and  the  City  Attorney  for  the  purpose  of  ascertaining 
if  the  city  would  be  liable  for  damages  under  the  provisions  of  said  or- 
dinance, and  instructing  said  committee  to  report  at  the  next  regular 
meeting 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  20— viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss, 
Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schra- 
der, Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892,  be  made  a  special  order  for 
the  next  regular  meeting. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Ryan  the  Common  Council,  at  9:45  o'clock  p.  m., 
adjourned. 


oU, 


Attest 


tr:t: 


President. 


Ctty  Clerk. 


May  2,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  75 


REGULAR   MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,   City  of  Indianapolis,  \ 
May  2,   1892.  } 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  May  2,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  regular  meet- 
ing. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  17  members,  viz.:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper, 
Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGuffln,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rass- 
mann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  White  and  Young. 

Absent  4,  viz  :     Messrs.  Gauss,  McGill,  Schrader  and  Sherer. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  special  meeting,  held 
Tuesday,  April  19,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the  desks 
6f  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Coulter  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with, 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


communications,  etc.,   from  mayor. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 

Executive  Department,  V 

City  of  Indianapolis,  Y 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  2,  1892.  j 

To  ih 


?c  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  : 

Gentlemen— I  have  approved  Appropriation  Ordinances  Nos.  2  and  3 ;  also- 
General  Ordinance  No  16,  passed  at  your  session  held  April  19,  1892. 
Respectfully  submitted, 

Thomas  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


76  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 


REPORTS    FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 


The  City  Attorney  submitted  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  2,  1892. 

To  the  Hon  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Gentlemen — The  following  inquiry,  in  substance,  is  submitted  for  my  opin- 
ion :  Is  a  city  responsible  for  damages  resulting  from  boiler  explosions  when,  by 
ordinance,  such  municipality  assumes  the  duty  of  their  inspection? 

The  passage  of  an  ordinance  providing  for  the  inspection  of  boiler  and  steam 
generating  apparatus  under  pressure,  would  be  a  direct  exercise  of  the  police  pow- 
ers of  the  city,  established  for  the  better  protection  and  comfort  of  the  public.  A 
mere  inspection  of  the  character  indicated  would,  in  no  sense,  involve  a  guarantee 
of  safety. 

It  is  well  settled  that  a  municipal  corporation  is  not  liable  for  a  failure  to 
exercise  governmental  powers  of  a  k-gislative  or  judicial  nature,  nor  for  the  im- 
proper or  negligent  exercise  of  such  power.  Such  a  corporation,  although  provided 
with  the  means  for  maintaining  a  fire  department,  can  not  be  held  responsible  for 
the  negligence  of  such  department  in  permitting  the  property  of  the  citizens  to  be 
burned.     Upon  this  subject  our  Supreme  Court  has  said  : 

"  A  municipal  corporation  is,  for  the  purposes  of  its  creation,  a  government 
possessing,  to  a  limited  extent,  sovereign  powers  which,  in  their  nature,  are  either 
legislative  or  judicial,  and  may  be  denominated  governmental  or  public.  The 
extent  to  which  it  may  be  proper  to  exercise  such  powers,  as  well  as  the  mode  of 
their  exercise  by  the  corporation  within  the  limits  prescribed  by  the  law  creating 
them  are,  of  necessity,  entrusted  to  the  judgment,  discretion  and  will  of  the  properly 
constituted  authorities  to  whom  they  are  delegated,  and,  being  public  and  sovereign 
in  their  nature,  the  corporation  is  not  liable  to  be  sued  either  for  a  failure  to  exer- 
cise them  or  for  errors  committed  in  their  exercise." 

The  exemption  from  liability  is  placed  upon  the  ground  that  the  service  is 
performed  by  the  corporation  in  obedience  to  an  act  of  the  Legislature,  and  is  one 
in  which  the  corporation  has  no  particular  interest,  and  from  which  it  derives  no 
especial  benefit  in  its  corporate  capacity. 

The  doctrine  seems  to  be  well  established,  as  stated  by  Dillon,  that  where  the 
duty  is  a  corporate  one,  that  is  one  that  rests  upon  the  municipality  in  respect  to 
its  special  or  local  interest,  and  not  as  a  public  agency,  and  is  absolute  and  perfect, 
and  not  discretionary  or  judicial  in  its  nature,  and  is  one  owing  to  the  plaintiff,  or 
in  the  performance  of  which  he  is  specially  interested,  that  the  corporation  is 
liable  in  a  civil  action  for  the  damages  resulting  to  individuals  by  its  neglect  to 
perform  the  duty  or  for  the  want  of  proper  care  or  want  of  reasonable  skill  in  its 
officers  or  servants  acting  under  its  direction  or  authority  in  the  execution  of  such 
a  duty. 

The  city,  in  requiring  the  inspection  of  boilers  pursuant  to  a  statute,  acts  as  a 
public  agency  in  the  exercise  of  a  police  power,  and  can  not  be  held  responsible 
for  damages  resulting  from  its  failure  to  act,  or  the  negligence  or  incompetency  of 
its  officers  in  that  behalf. 

Very  respectfully, 

Leon  O.  Bailey, 

City  Attorney. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Judiciary. 


lay  2,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  77 

Communication  from  City  Comptroller  : 

Department  of  Finance, 

Office  of  City  Comptroller, 

Indianapolis,  April  27,  1892. 

To  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen — On  the  15th  of  last  December  I  sent  a  communication  to  the 
late  Council  in  the  following  words :  "  The  County  Auditor  of  Marion  County 
has  filed  a  bill  against  the  city  for  $8,873  90,  the  city's  portion  of  the  cost  of  assess- 
ing her  property  for  1890.  I  find  by  examining  the  records  in  the  office  of  the 
City  Clerk  that  the  city  is  one  year  behind  in  paying  the  cost  of  assessing  her 
property,  and  has  been  since  1887.  On  the  28th  of  last  April  the  city  paid  the 
county  $8,217  59,  which  was  allowed  by  the  Council  Uecember  8,  1890.  At  the 
commencement  of  the  present  fiscal  year  I  asked  for  an  appropriation  of  $2,500 — 
the  amount  fixed  by  law — to  pay  for  assessing  the  property  of  1891,  which  was 
granted.  But  the  cost  of  assessing  for  1890  is  unprovided  for.  I  therefore  recom- 
mend that  your  honorable  body  appropriate  $8,873.90  to  the  Department  of 
Finance  to  enable  it  to  pay  the  bill  named  above." 

I  respectfully  call  your   attention   to   the  above  communication.     The  late 
Council  took  no  action  of  it  after  it  was  received. 
Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 

City  Comptroller. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 


REPORTS    FROM     OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 

Department  of  Public  Works,  ^| 

Office  of  the  Board,  V 

Indianapolis,  April  29,  1892.  J 

To  the  Honorable  Members  of  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and  F  anchises 

of  the  Common  Council,  City  of  Indianapolis.  P.  J.  Ryan,  Chairman  : 

Gentlemen — We  beg  to  return  to  you  herewith  General  Ordinance  No.  1, 
1892,  "An  ordinance  confirming  and  approving  a  certain  agreement  and  contract, 
made  and  entered  into  on  the  6th  day  of  January,  1892,  by  and  between  the  City 
of  Indianapolis  and  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company,"  submitted  to  you  for 
further  consideration  and  action  thereon. 

We  desire  to  inform  you  that,  in  accordance  with  the  recommendation  of  the 
|  report  of  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises  of  the  Common  Council,  we 
approved,  on  the  27th  inst,  a  schedule  of  water  rates  which  the  Indianapolis 
Water  Company  adopted,  to  be  charged  to  private  consumers,  the  same  to  be  in 
force  for  one  year  from  June  1,  1892,  and  thereafter  until  changed  by  mutual 
agreement  or  by  arbitration,  which  we  herewith  send  you. 
Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  CONDUITT, 
M.  M.  DE FREES, 

Board  of  Public  Works. 

REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Laut,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Health,  to  whom  was 
referred  G.  O.  No.  15,  1892,  "An  ordinance  regarding  public  comfort 
and  health,  prohibiting  the  building  of  slaughter  houses  in  any  part  of 
the  city  of  Indianapolis,"  made  the  following  report: 


78 


JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL. 


[Regular  Meeting 


Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  2,  1892. 
Mr.  President,  and  Gentlemen  of  the  Common  Council: 

Your  Committee  on  Public  Health,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  15,  have 
considered  the  same,  and  respectfully  report  we  find  that  the  subject-matter  of  the 
proposed  ordinance  is  fully  covered  by  existing  ordinances,  to-wit:  General  ordi- 
nance, December  4,  1863;  general  ordinance,  August  31,  1874;  general  ordinance, 
March  5,  1885.     We  therefore  recommend  that  Ordinance  No.  15  do  not  pass. 

H.  W.  Latjt, 
Jno.  B.  McGuffin, 
T.  B.  Linn, 

Committee  on  Health. 


Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 
Mr.  White,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on 
further  time  to  report  on — 


Public  Morals,  asked  for 


G.  O.  No.  18, 1892.     An  ordinance  to  provide  for  licensing  riding  galleries,  etc. 
Which  was  granted. 

INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 


Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances  were 
introduced  : 
By  Mr.  Linn: 

G.  O.  No.  19,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Peru  Street,  in  the 
city  of  Indianapolis,  to  Cornell  Avenue. 

With  the  following  petition. 

To  His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  and  the  Members  of  the  Council  of  the 

City  of  Indianapolis,  and  Board  of  Public  Works  : 

Gentlemen— Owing  to  the  fact  that  the  name  or  title  of  Peru  Street  frequently 
conflicts  wjth  that  of  Pine  Street,  Peru  Avenue  and  Pennsylvania  Street  (abbre- 
viated Penn.  St.),  continually  causing  thereby  a  day's  delay  in  the  mail  deliveries, 
and  many  serious  inconveniences  otherwise,  we,  the  undersigned  residents  and 
property  owners  on  Peru  Street,  representing  a  majority  of  the  frontage  on  said 
street,  would  respectfully  and  most  earnestly  petition  your  honorable  body  to 
change  the  name  of  said  Peru  Street  to  that  of  Cornell  Avenue. 

John  J.  Minthorn, 
Chas.  E.  Bormm, 

and  78  others. 

Read  first  time  and  referred   to   Committee   on  Sewers,   Streets  and 
Alleys. 

Mr.  Rassmann,  by  request : 

G.  O.  No.  20,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  prevent  the  sale  of  impure  and  un- 
wholesome baking  powder. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Health. 
By  Board  of  Public  Works : 


May  2,  1891]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind  79 

SCHEDULE  OF  WATER   RATES  OF  THE  INDIANAPOLIS  WATER  CO. 


BAKERIES. 

For  each  bakery,  for  the  average  daily  use  of  flour,  for  each  barrel,  per 

annum $3  50 

Provided,  No  bakery  shall  be  charged  less  than  $10  per  annum. 

BANKS. 

For  each  bank Per  annum,       10  00 

BARBER   SHOPS. 

For  each  barber  shop  not  exceeding  three  chairs Per  annum,       10  00 

For  each  additional  chair Per  annum,         2  00 


BATHS. 

For  each  bathing  tub  in  public  bath  house.    ........  Per  annum,       15  00 

For  each  bath  tub  in  private  family Per  annum,         3  00 

Provided,  That  in  all  cases  where  the  faucet  at  the  bath  tub  is  the  only  water 
connection  in  the  dwelling,  block  or  hotel,  an  additional  charge  for  family,  tene- 
ment or  other  general  uses  will  be  made  at  the  usual  rates  for  such  uses. 


BLACKSMITH     SHOPS. 

For  three  fires  or  less Per  annum,     $10  00 

Each  additional  fire Per  annum,         2  00 

BOARDING    HOUSES. 

For  each  room Per  annum,         1  50 

BOTTLING    BEER. 

For  each  beer  bottling  establishment Per  annum,       25  00 

Or  meter  rates. 

BUILDING    RATES. 

Laying  brick  .    .    .    , Per  1,000,      $0  10 

Laying  stone Per  yard,  03 

Plastering Per  100  yards,  38 

CANDY     FACTORIES. 

For  each  factory Per  annum,       15  00 

Or  meter  rates. 

CHUKCHES. 

For  each  church  with  baptistry Per  annum,         8  00 

For  each  church  without  baptistry Per  annum,         6  00 

Church  organs Per  annum,  $40  CO  to       50  00 


80  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting: 

CONCRETE. 

Four  inches  thick Per  square  yard, 

Six  inches  thick " 

Eight  inches  thick " 

Ten  inches  thick .    . 

Twelve  inches  thick .    .  " 

Fifteen  inches  thick " 

Eighteen  inches  thick " 


DWELLINGS. 

For  each  dwelling  house  of  six  rooms  or  less,  occupied  by  one  family,  per 

annum 

Each  additional  room Per  annum, 

Each  additional  family. Per  annum, 

Lodgers  or  roomers,  when  no  meals  are  taken,  in  addition  to  family  use, 
each Per  annum, 


DYEING   AND   SCOURING. 

For  each  establishment Per  annum,       25  00 

Or  meter  rates. 

FOUNTAINS. 

One-sixteenth  of  an  inch  opening Per  season, 

Each  additional  one-sixteenth  inch  up  to  one-half  inch  .    .    .  Per  season, 
Each  glass  tumbler  washer .  Per  season, 


GREEN   HOUSES. 

1,000  Fquare  feet  and  under Per  annum,       15  00 

2,000  square  feet  and  under >    .    .  Per  annum,       25  00 

Over  2,000  square  feet,  50  cents  per  100  square  feet. 


HOSE   USE — IN    CONNECTION    WITH    FAMILY    USE. 

For  a  lot  30  feet  and  under Per  season, 

Over  30  feet,  10  cents  for  each  additional  foot. 


HOSE   USE   ALONE. 


Lot  30  feet  and  under 8  00 

Over  30  feet,  10  cents  for  each  additional  foot. 

The  right  to  attach  a  hose  of  not  more  than  five-eighths  of  an  inch  orifice  to 
street  washer,  with  a  regulation  nozzle,  for  washing  windows,  sprinkling  gardens 
and  the  use  of  the  same,  limited  to  four  hours  a  day  during  the  season.  (The 
right  to  use  water  under  this  head  is  for  sprinkling  only;  the  use  for  any  other 
purpose  is  strictly  prohibited.)  If  yard  or  street  sprinklers  are  used  to  exceed  four 
hours  a  day, double  the  usual  rate  will  be  charged;  and  if  used  for  a  fountain  and 
run  during  the  night,  three  times  the  usual  rate  will  be  charged.  Under  no  cir- 
cumstances will  use  of  hose  be  allowed  without  nozzle. 

Hours  for  Sprinkling.— From  6:30  A.  M.  to  8:30  A.  M.,  and  from  5:30  p.  m.  to 
7:30  p.  m.     Sprinkling  not  allowed  at  any  other  time. 


lay  2,  1892.J  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  81 

Extensions  from  street  washers  or  hydrants  by  short  hose,  iron  or  lead  pipe,  or 
sprinkling  by  mechanical  devices  not  allowed  except  by  payment  of  additional 
charges. 

Hydrants  or  sill  cocks,  with  hose  threads,  are  charged  for  house  use  and 
sprinkling. 

Washing  buggies  from  street  washers,  $5  per  annum. 

City  imposes  a  fine  of  $100  for  using  sprinklers  during  fire. 

Small  children  not  allowed  to  sprinkle. 

Where  the  street  is  sprinkled  by  contract  with  the  Board  of  Public  Works,  6 
cents  a  lineal  foot  will  be  deducted  from  sprinkling  rates  for  number  of  front  feet 
paid  for  for  hose  use  alone,  or  where  used  in  connection  with  family  use. 


LIVERY   STABLES. 

Ten  stalls  or  under,  each . Per  annum,      $2  75 

Each  additional  stall Per  annum,         2  25 

No  charge  less  than  $5. 

DELIVERY   WAGONS. 

Eight  wagons  or  under,  each Per  annum,        3  50 

Each  additional  wagon Per  annum,         3  00 

No  charge  less  than  $5. 


EXPRESS,   HACKS   AND   OMNIBUSES. 

Ten  vehicles  and  under,  each Per  annum,        4  00 

Each  additional  vehicle Per  annum,         3  50 

No  charge  less  than  $5. 

MANUFACTURERS. 

For  drinking,  washing  hands — 10  hands  or  less Per  annum,         5  00 

Each  additional  hand  up  to  20 .    ,    .    .  Per  annum,  50 

Each  hand  over  20 Per  annum,  25 


offices. 
For  each  office  of  professional  person Per  annum,        5  00 

PHOTOGRAPH    GALLERIES. 

For  each  photograph  gallery Per  annum,  $10.00  to       35  00 

Or  meter  rates. 

PRINTING   OFFICES. 

Each  printing  office  (without  power) Per  annum,       10  00 

Or  meter  rates. 


journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 


RESTAURANTS. 

For  each  restaurant : Per  annum,    $30  00 

Or  meter  rates. 

SALOONS. 

For  each  saloon,  first  faucet * Per  annum,       12  00 

For  each  additional  faucet Per  annum,         6  00 


SEWER   TRENCHES. 

JNo  charge  lets  than  $2. 

2  feet  in  width  and  under  100  feet  long .  Per  lineal  foot,     $0  02 

3  feet  in  width  and  under  100  feet  long Per  lineal  foot,  02^ 

4  feet  in  width  and  under  100  feet  long Per  lineal  foot,  02| 

5  feet  in  width  and  under  100  feet  long Per  lineal  foot.  02^ 

6  feet  in  width  and  under  100  feet  long Per  lineal  foot,  02| 

7  feet  in  width  and  under  100  feet  long Per  lineal  foot,  02f 


SODA   FOUNTAINS. 

For  each  soda  fountain Per  season,  from  $10  00  to  25  00 


For  each  stable  for  private  family,  including  water  for  washing  carriages 

by  hand,  for  two  horses  or  less Per  annum,         5  00 

Each  additional  horse Per  annum,         1  50 

Each  cow Per  annum,         1  50 

Stables  not  supplied  except  in  connection  with  house  service. 


STEAM   BOILERS   FOR   HEATING. 

For  house  use Per  annum,       $3  .00 

For  store  use Per  annum,         5  00 


STEAM   ENGINES. 

Ten  hours'  run;  longer  time  same  proportion. 

For  each  steam  engine,  1  to  3  horse-power  .  Per  annum,  per  horse-power,  $5  00 

For  each  steam  engine,  3  to  5  horse-power  .  Per  annum,  per  horse-power,  4  00 

For  each  steam  engine,  10  horse-power  .    .    .  Per  annum,  per  horse-power,  3  00 

For  each  steam  engine^  20  horse-power  .    .    .  Per  annum,  par  horse-power,  2  75 

For  each  steam  engine,  30  horse-power  .    .    .  Per  annum,  per  horse-power,  2  50 

For  each  steam  engine,  40  horse  power  .    .    .  Per  annum,  per  horse-power,  2  25 

For  each  steam  engine,  50  horse-power  .    .    .  Per  annum,  per  horse-power,  2  00 

For  each  steam  engine,  75  horse-power  .    .    .  Per  annum,  per  horse-power,  1  75 

For  each  steam  engine,  100  horse-power  .    .  Per  aunum,  per  horse-power,  1  50 

Or  meter  rates.     Water  from  canal,  same  purpose,  50  cents  per  horse-power, 
per  annum. 


May  I  1892.] 


CITY    OF    INDIANAPOLIS,     IND. 


83 


Stores  other  than  drug  or 
Stores  other  than  drug  or 
Stores  other  than  drug  or 
Stores  other  than  dru#  or 
Stores  other  than  drug  or 
Stores  other  than  drug  or 
Stores  other  than  drug  or 
Stores  other  than  drug  or 
Drug  and  liquor  stores    . 


liquor,  12  feet  and  under Per  annum,  $5  00 

liquor,  12  feet,  not  exceeding  15  .    .  Per  annum,  6  00 

liquor,  15  feet,  not  exceeding  18  •    .  Per  annum,  7  00 

liquor,  18  feet,  not  exceeding  22  .    .  Per  annum,  8  00 

liquor,  22  feet,  not  exceeding  25  .    .  Per  annum,  9  00 

liquor,  25  feet,  not  exceeding  30  .    .  Per  annum,  10  00 

liquor,  30  feet,  not  exceeding  40  .    .  Per  annum,  12  00 

liquor,  40  feet,  not  exceeding  50  .    .  Per  annum,  15  00 

50  00 


Per  annum,  $10  00  to 


WHOLESALE    STORES. 

30  feet  or  less  than  40 Per  annum,  $9  00 

40  feet  or  less  than  50 Per  annum,  10  00 

50  feet  or  less  than  60 Per  annum,  11  00 

60  feet  or  less  than  80 Per  annum,  12  00 

Larger  stores,  same  proportion. 

Residences  in  connection  with  stores  will  be  charged  family   rates.  When 

rooms  are  rented,  a  charge  of  $3  per  annum,  in  addition  to  family  rates,  will  be 
made. 


SEWING    MACHINES    AND   FAN    MOTORS. 

Motors  for  driving  fans  and  sewing  machines. 

16  hours' run,  y^-inch  jet .  Per  month,  $3  00 

T2jj  or  J-inch  jet Per  month,  6  00 

TVinch  jet Per  month,  7  00 

T4g  qx-\  inch  jet Per  month,  9  00 

T"g  or  f-iuch  jet Per  month,  11  00 


STREET   SPRINKLING. 

When  streets  are  sprinkled  by  contract  with  the  Board  of  Public  Works,  the 
following  charges  will  be  made  for  water: 

Per  square  foot  for  season  of  seven  months,  ^  of  1  cent. 

Bv  meter  measurement,  8  cent*  per  1,000  gallons. 

Water  Company  will  furnish  and  maintain  meters.  At  either  rate  Water 
Company  will  make  an  allowance  for  water  for  street  and  alley  crossings,  and  one- 
half  of  the  streets  fronting  public  parks. 


URINALS. 


For  each  public  urinal Per  annum,         5  00 

For  each  private  urinal Per  annum,         3  00 


84  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting: 


WATER   CLOSETS. 


For  each  public  water  closet Per  annum,       $5  CO 

For  each  private  water  closet Per  annum,         3  00 

No  constant  stream  allowed. 


WATER     LIFTERS. 

In  addition  to  house  use Per  annum,        6  00 

The  water  for  family  use  must  be  drawn  through  the  lifter. 


WATER   MOTORS. 

Each  water  motor  for  family  sewing  machine Per  annum,         3  00 

Coffee  mills,  meter  rates. 

Each  water  motor  for  organs,  per  annum,  $40  to  $50. 

No  service  for  a  less  sum  than  $5  per  annum. 

Yard  hydrants,  with  threads,  for  family  use,  an  additional  charge  will  be 
made  for  sprinkling. 

Double  above  rates  will  be  charged  unless  work  is  self-closing. 

Bottling  beer,  breweries,  gas  works,  hotels,  laundries,  shops  and  manufactories, 
livery  stables,  photograph  galleries,  restaurants,  railroads,  schools,  soap  factories, 
steam  engines,  water  motors,  boarding  houses,  baptistries,  and  all  other  places 
where  water  is  used  in  large  quantities,  at  meter  rates. 


METER    RATES 

For  an  average  daily  consumption  of 

500  gallons  or  less,  1\  cents  per  100,  or  25  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  500  gallons,  2T\  cents  per  100,  or  23  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  1,000  gallons,  2T\  cents  per  100,  or  20  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  1,500  gallons,  1T%  cents  per  100,  or  19  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  2,000  gallons,  lT8o  cents  per  100,  or  18  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  2,500  gallons,  1T^  cents  per  100,  or  17  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  3,000  gallons,  ljjj  cents  per  100,  or  15  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  3,500  gallons,  1T%  cents  per  100,  or  14  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  4,000  gallons,  lT3o  cents  per  100,  or  13  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  4,500  gallons,  lT2g-  cents  per  100,  or  12  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  5,000  gallons,  lj1^  cents  per  100,  or  11  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  6,000  gallons,  1  cent  per  100,  or  10  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  7,000  gallons,  j%  cent  per  100,  or  9  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  10,000  gallons,  T\  cent  per  100,  or  8  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  20,000  gallons,  7j%  cents  per  100,  or  7£  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  30,000  gallons,  T%  cent  per  100,  or  7  cents  per  1,000. 
More  than  50,000  gallons,  6r50  cents  per  100,  or  6£  cents  per  1,000. 
Eighty  thousand  gallons  and  over,  T%  cent  per  100,  or  6  cents  per  1,000. 
The  Company  will  set  the  meters  at  its  expense  when  the  minimum  annual 
earning  is  not  less  than  $20. 


May  2,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  Sf> 


KULES  AND  REGULATIONS  OF  THE  INDIANAPOLIS  WATER 

COMPANY. 


1.  Water  rents  must  be  paid  quarterly,  in  advance,  on  the  first  days  of  June, 
September,  December  and  March,  at  the  office  of  the  Company.  Season  contracts 
payable  for  whole  time  in  advance:  Deductions  for  sprinkling  will  be  made  at 
time  of  payment. 

2.  Applications  for  water  must  be  made  at  the  office  of  the  Company  by  the 
owner  or  occupant  of  the  property,  and  must  state  all  the  purposes  for  which  it  is 
required  ;  and,  when  paying  the  quarterly  charges,  answer  questions  relating  to  its 
consumption.  In  case  of  misrepresentation  on  the  part  of  the  applicant,  or  of  uses 
of  water  not  embraced  in  the  applicant's  bill,  or  willful  or  unreasonable  waste  of 
water,  the  supply  of  water  will  be  stopped,  unless  the  party  shall  promptly  pay 
such  additional  charges  as  the  Company  may  impose. 

3.  In  all  cases  where  permits  are  granted  the  Company  will  tap  the  mains  at 
the  Company's  expense.  Every  applicant  for  water  to  be  furnished  by  the  Indian- 
apolis Water  Company  expressly  agrees  with  said  Company  to  use  said  water  sub- 
ject to  the  following  conditions,  rules  and  regulations,  and  such  others  as  said 
Company  shall  from  time  to  time  adopt.  The  service  pipes,  stops  and  other  fix- 
tures must  be  laid  and  attached,  kept  in  repair  and  protected  from  frost  by  the  ap- 
plicant or  consumer,  and,  in  opening  the  street,  the  paving  stones  and  earth  must 
be  deposited  in  such  manner  as  to  occasion  the  least  inconvenience  to  the  public, 
and  restored  in  as  good  condition  as  previous  to  removal. 

4.  No  occupant  or  owner  of  any  building  into  which  water  is  introduced  will 
be  allowed  to  supply  water  to  other  persons  or  families,  except  where  it  is  used  on 
the  premises. 

5.  All  persons  taking  water  shall  keep  their  own  service  pipes,  stop-cocks  and 
apparatus  in  good  repair  and  protected  from  frost,  at  their  own  expense,  and  shall 
prevent  any  unnecessary  waste  of  water;  and  it  is  expressly  stipulated  that  no  claim 
shall  be  made  against  the  Company  by  reason  of  the  breaking  of  any  service  cock 
or  service  pipe. 

6.  In  case  two  or  more  parties  or  families  are  supplied  with  water  from  the 
same  service  pipe,  if  either  of  the  parties  fail  to  pay  the  water  rent  when  due,  or 
to  comply  with  any  rule  of  the  Company,  the  Company  may  turn  off  the  water  from 
such  pipe  until  the  rent  is  paid  and  the  rules  strictly  complied  with. 

7.  When  the  Company  has  turned  off  the  water  from  any  consumer,  he  shall 
not  turn  it  on,  nor  permit  it  to  be  turned  on,  without  the  written  consent  of  the 
Company. 

8.  Every  service  pipe  must  be  run  in  under  foundation,  furnished  with  a 
stop  and  waste  on  inside  near  the  wall  and  so  situated  that  the  water  can  be  con- 
veniently shut  off  and  drained  from  the  pipes  to  prevent  freezing,  and  in  case  of 
breaking  of  pipe  where  it  enters  building. 

9.  Boilers.  Steam  boilers  taking  a  supply  of  water  directly  from  the  service 
pipe,  depending  upon  the  hydraulic  or  hydrostatic  pressure  of  the  pipe  system  of 
the  Water  Company  for  supplying  such  boiler  under  working  pressure,  will  do  so 
at  the  risk  of  parties  making  such  attachments,  as  the  Water  Company  will  not  be 
responsible  for  any  accidents  or  damages  to  which  such  devices  are  frequently  sub- 
ject. House  boilers  for  domestic  use  must  in  all  cases  be  provided  with  vacuum 
valves,  to  prevent  collapsing  when  the  water  is  cut  off  from  the  distributing  pipes; 
and  for  the  accidents  or  damages  resulting  from  the  imperfect  action  of  any  such 
valves,  the  Water  Company  will  in  no  case  be  responsible. 

10.  No  additions  or  alterations  in  or  about  any  conduit  pipe  or  water  cock 
shall  be  made  or  cauRe  to  be  made  by  persons  taking  water,  without  notice  thereof 
being  previously  given  to  and  permission  had  in  writing  from  the  Company.  Free 
access  must  be  had  at  all  reasonable  hours  for  the  examination  of  pipes  and  fix- 
tures and  the  taking  of  meter  statements.  Where  access  is  denied  the  supply  of 
water  will  be  discontinued. 


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11.  During  all  alarms  of  fire,  and  ivhile  the  fire  pressure  is  on  the  pipes,  the  use  of  yard 
and  street  sprinklers  is  positively  prohibited.  A  violation  of  this  rule  will  forfeit  all  right 
to  the  use  of  water,  and  will  be  rigidly  enforced. 

12.  For  the  violation  of  any  of  the  foregoing  rules,  or  the  non-payment  of 
rent,  the  Company  reserves  the  right  to  turn  off  the  water  without  notice,  and  for- 
feit any  payment  made. 

Attention  is  called  to  the  following  ordinance  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  or- 
daiued  April  13,  1874: 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained,  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianap- 
olis: That  it  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person  or  persons  to  open  any  public 
hydrant,  fire  plug,  street  or  yard  sprinkler,  or  turn  any  public  stop-cock,  or  in  any 
way  or  manner  injure  or  interfere  with  the  water  source,  or  any  other  apparatus 
belonging  to  the  Water  Works,  from  the  time  an  alarm  of  fire  is  first  sounded  by 
the  fire  bells  until  the  signal  of  "fire  out"  is  given  by  the  Fire  Department,  ex- 
cepting under  the  directions  of  the  Chief  Fire  Engineer,  or  by  order  from  the  offi- 
cers of  the  Water  Works  Company. 

Sec.  2.  Any  person  violating  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  shall,  upon 
conviction  thereof,  be  fined  in  any  sum  not  exceeding  one  hundred  dollars. 


REGULATIONS    OF    PLUMBERS. 

As  plumbing  should  last  as  long  as  the  house,  it  is  a  part  of  economy  to  get 
the  best. 

1.  No  plumber  or  plumbers  shall  be  authorized  to  carry  on  the  busines  of 
plumbing  in  connection  with  the  Water  Company  dntil  he  or  they  shall  have 
signed  an  agreement  to  comply  with  all  the  rules  and  regulations  of  said  Water 
Company,  give  a  bond  with  satisfactory  security,  and  received  a  license. 

2.  Upon  receiving  said  license  as  above,  he  or  they  shall  not  lay  any  service 
pipe  or  do  any  kind  of  plumbing  work  connected  with  the  introduction  and  supply 
of  water,  unless  he  or  they  shall  first  obtain  a  written  permit  from  said  company 
for  each  separate  job  of  plumbing  work  which  he  or  they  may  wish  to  perform. 

3.  In  removing,  macadamizing,  paving,  bowldering  and  sidewalk  paving, 
and  opening  trenches  for  inserting  ferrules,  laying  service  pipe,  and  making  re- 
pairs and  extensions,  the  stones,  bowlders,  brick,  sand,  gravel  and  earth,  or  what- 
ever other  road  material  or  street  and  sidewalk  structure  may  have  to  be  pene- 
trated or  passed,  must  be  removed  and  replaced  in  a  thoroughly  workmanlike 
manner;  depositing  the  excavated  material  in  such  manner  on  the  streets,  alleys 
and  sidewalks  to  obstruct  them  as  little  a3  possible,  and  admit  of  its  being  replaced 
in  the  trench,  leaving  the  street,  alley  or  sidewalk  in  perfect  repair,  and  keep  it  so 
for  one  year  from  date  of  such  work.  No  trench  or  hole  in  any  street,  alley  or 
sidewalk  shall,  on  any  account,  be  left  open  during  the  night.  The  drilling  of  dis- 
tributing pipe,  the  inserting  of  ferrules  and  manipulating  of  stop  gates,  shall  in 
all  cases  be  done  by  persons  in  the  employ  of  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company. 

4.  Size  of  Taps.  Under  no  circumstances  will  taps  of  a  larger  size  than,  one- 
half  (h)  of  an  inch  in  diameter  be  inserted  in  the  main  unles3  under  a  special 
agreement  with  the  Water  Company,  except  in  cases  where  the  water  supply  is 
metered.  Said  Water  Company  shall,  at  all  times,  have  the  right  to  name  the  size 
of  the  tap  to  be  used. 

5.  Size  of  Service  Pipes  and  Stops.  All  service  pipes  shall  be  one-eighth  (^) 
of  an  inch  larger  in  diameter  than  the  ferrule  through  which  they  are  supplied. 
And  all  stop-cocks,  in  the  line  of  the  service  pipe  or  branches  under  ground,  must 
be  stops  with  circular  water  ways  of  the  same  diameter  in  the  pipe  in  which  they 
are  placed,  have  "  T"  handles  and  be  in  every  respect  equal  to  the  samples  in  the 
office  of  the  Water  Company. 

6.  Application  for  Insertion  of  Taps.  Applications  for  the  insertion  of  taps 
must,  in  all  cases,  be  made  at  the  office  of  the  Water  Company  the  day  before 
which  they  are  required. 


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7.  Character  of  Pipe  and  Standard  Weight.  In  all  cases  service  pipe  in  the 
streets  and  alleys  must  be  lead  pipe,  unless  of  two  inches  or  above  two  inches  in- 
side diameter,  in  which  case  cast  iron  pipe  may  be  used.  All  lead  pipe  so  used 
shall  be  what  is  called  extra  strong  pipe  and  of  the  following  standard  weight,  viz : 

Lead  pipe,  f-inch  bore,  2  pounds  per  lineal  foot. 

Lead  pipe,  ^-inch  bore,  2  pounds  7  ounces  per  lineal  foot. 

Lead  pipe,  f-inch  bore,  3  pounds  per  lineal  foot. 

Lead  pipe,  |  inch  bore,  3  pounds  10  ounces  per  lineal  foot. 

Lead  pipe,  1-inch  bore,  4  pounds  12  ounces  per  lineal  foot. 

Lead  pipe,  l|-inch  bore,  6  pounds  per  lineal  foot. 

Lead  pipe,  1^-inch  bore,  7  pounds  2  ounces  per  lineal  foot. 

Lead  pipe,  lf-inch  bore,  8  pounds  4  ounces  per  lineal  foot. 

Lead  pipe,  2-inch  bore,  9  pounds  8  ounces  per  lineal  foot. 

And  cast  iron  pipes  be  subjected  to  a  hydrostatic  pressure  of  250  pounds  to 
the  square  inch  before  they  are  laid. 

All  pipes  and  every  stop-cock  shall  be  subject  to  inspection  by  the  Water 
Company's  authorized  agents,  and  if  found  defective  in  any  respect  their  intro- 
duction shall  be  prohibited. 

8.  Depth  of  Service  Pipe.  Within  the  limits  of  the  stteets  and  alleys  service 
pipe  shall  in  no  case  be  laid  at  a  less  depth  than  four  (4)  feet  and  six  (6)  inches 
under  the  surface  of  the  street,  sidewalk  or  lowest  part  ot  the  gutter,  and  run  into 
building  under  foundation  walls,  with  stop  and  waste  near  the  wall  where  pipe 
enters  building. 

9.  Stop- Cocks  and  Their  Location.  There  shall  be  a  brass  stopcock  in  each 
service  attachment,  under  the  exclusive  control  of  the  Indianapolis  Water  Com- 
pany ;  the  said  stop  to  be  placed  in  the  pipe  on  the  sidewalk  just  inside  of  the  line 
of  the  curbstone  and  about  one  foot  distant  therefrom.  Each  such  stop-cock  shall 
be  provided  with  a  cast  iron  box  or  tube  sufficiently  large  to  afford  ready  access 
with  a  key  for  turning  on  or  off  the  water.  The  top  of  each  box  or  tube  shall  be 
placed  on  a  level  with  the  grade  of  the  sidewalk,  and  have  an  iron  cover  or  cap 
suitably  attached,  with  the  word  "  Water"  upon  the  said  cover. 

In  alleys  where  there  is  no  pavement,  stop-cocks  must  be  placed  within  six  (6) 
inches  of  the  side  line  of  same.  Where  there  is  a  pavement,  stop-cocks  must  be 
placed  inside  of  the  curb,  the  same  as  in  streets. 

In  no  case  shall  stop-cocks  be  placed  in  vaults  under  the  sidewalk,  unless  they 
be  so  protected  or  inclosed  as  to  afford  no  other  mode  of  access  except  by  the 
removal  of  the  cover  from  the  box  on  the  sidewalks. 

When  it  shall  be  necessary  to  place  any  stop-cock  and  box  outside  the  curbing, 
whereby  the  danger  of  breaking  or  disturbance  is  greatly  increased,  cast  iron  boxes 
and  covers,  the  same  as  are  used  by  the  Water  Company,  must  be  used.  But  no 
stop-cock  or  box  shall  be  placed  outside  the  curb  except  with  the  consent  of  said 
Water  Company. 

Whenever  it  becomes  necessary  to  place  any  stop-cock  controlled  by  the  Water 
Company  deeper  than  four  and  one-half  (4^)  feet  below  the  surface  of  the  pave- 
ment, the  said  stop  must  be  provided  with  a  stationary  key,  reaching  from  the  stop 
to  within  six  (6)  inches  of  the  top  of  the  box,  and  terminated  with  a  "  T ''  handle, 
similar  to  that  on  the  stop.  There  shall  also  be  a  ptop-cock  placed  in  every  service 
attachment,  located  at  the  first  suitable  point  beyond  the  street  limits,  this  stop  to 
enable  the  consumer  to  turn  off  the  water  in  case  of  accident  to  the  pipe  on  his 
premises. 

10.  Branch  Services.  No  plumber  shall  be  permitted  to  enter  pipe  or  conduct 
water  into  any  two  or  more  distinct  premises  or  tenements,  unless  separate  and 
distinct  stop-cocks  shall  be  placed  on  the  outside  of  such  premises,  on  the  sidewalk 
or  in  the  alley  opposite  the  same,  so  as  to  allow  of  the  water  being  turned  on  or  off 
either  of  the  two  or  more  premises  without  interfering  with  the  supply  of  the 
remaining  premises,  and  also  an  additional  main  stop  on  the  sidewalk  opposite  the 
ferrule. 


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11.  Location  of  Attachments.  Plumbers,  in  making  returns  of  permits,  shall 
give  the  name  of  the  street  in  which  the  attachment  has  been  made,  and  whether 
the  service  pipe  enters  the  premises  on  the  north,  south,  east  or  west  sides  of  said 
street. 

12.  Water  Fixtures  on  the  Premises.  In  order  that  plumbers  may  be  able  to 
meet  the  requirements  of  water  takers,  they  are  hereby  notified  that  consumers  are 
requested  to  use  self-closing  faucets  (hot-water  fixtures  excepted)  over  sinks,  wash- 
stands,  wash  trays,  bath  tubs,  drinking  fountains,  urinals,  and  all  other  places  or 
uses  requiring  a  faucet,  under  a  penalty  of  paying  double  the  usual  rates.  In  no 
case  will  a  hydrant  or  other  fixtures  be  allowed  outside  the  premises,  except  under 
a  special  contract  with  the  Company. 

13.  Extensions  and  Alterations.  For  any  extension  or  alteration  in  any  of 
the  water  fixtures  of  any  consumer,  written  permits  from  the  Secretary  of  the 
Company  must  invariably  be  obtained  by  the  plumber  engaged  to  do  the  work,  be- 
fore any  alteration  or  extension  can  be  made. 

14.  Reissue.  No  plumber  or  other  person  shall  make  any  attachment  to  any 
old  pipe  or  water  fixtures  in  premises  from  which  the  water  has  been  shut  off  and 
the  supply  discontinued,  without  the  party  desiring  such  work  to  be  done,  having 
iirst  made  application  and  obtained  a  reissue  and  permit  for  the  same.  Nor  shall 
any  plumber  or  other  person  make  any  alteration  in  any  pipe  or  water  fixture 
attached  to  the  Water  Company's  distributing  pipes,  to  conduct  water  into  adjoin- 
ing premises,  or  into  stables,  baths,  water  closets,  wash  basins,  cisterns,  fountains, 
or  for  any  other  purposes  whatever,  without  application  having  first  been  made, 
and  a  written  permit  obtained  from  the  Company  for  each  and  every  separate  job 
of  such  modification  in  the  water  fixtures. 

15.  Turning  Off  Water.  In  no  case  shall  any  plumber,  after  the  completion 
and  trial  of  any  job  of  plumbing  work,  be  it  the  first  introduction  of  service  pipe, 
an  extension,  or  a  repair,  leave  the  water  on  the  premises,  but  shall  in  all  cases 
close  the  stop-cock  on  the  sidewalk  and  return  the  permit. 

16.  In  every  case  where  an  old  line  of  service  pipe  shall  have  been  abandoned 
for  any  cause,  the  plumber  must  dig  up  the  street  at  the  point  where  the  ferrule 
for  said  service  is  inserted  in  the  main  distributing  pipe,  in  order  that  the  old  fer- 
rule may  be  withdrawn  and  a  brass  plug  inserted  in  its  stead. 

17.  Plumbers'  Returns.  Plumbers  shall  make  full  and  complete  returns  of  the 
uses  for  and  to  which  water  is  applied  under  any  permit  granted.  Said  return 
must  be  made  by  the  plumber  doing  the  work  within  forty-eight  (48)  hours  after 
the  completion  of  said  work,  as  the  water  will  not  be  turned  on  any  premises  until 
after  said  return  is  made  and  the  work  reported  to  be  in  accordance  with  the  rules 
and  regulations  herein  prescribed. 

18.  Plumbers'1  Penalties.  Any  plumber  violating  any  of  the  Water  Company's 
rules  and  regulations  governing  the  introduction,  supply  and  consumption  of 
water,  or  who  shall,  either  voluntarily  or  at  the  request  of  any  consumer  or  sub- 
scriber, introduce  any  pipe,  hydrant,  bath,  water  closet,  urinal,  or  any  other  device 
or  fixture  which  is  prohibited  by  the  Water  Company,  shall  be  prohibited  from 
doing  business,  either  for  himself  or  for  other  plumbers,  in  connection  with  the 
Water  Company,  and  license  revoked  and  bond  returned. 


Messrs.  Conduitt,  Scherrer  and  Defrees, 

Hon.  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.  : 

We  herewith  hand  you  a  schedule  of  charges  for  water  to  private  consumers, 
adopted  by  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company,  and  submit  the  same  for  approval; 
and  when  the  same  shall  have  been  approved,  we  agree  that  the  said  schedule  of 
rates  shall  be  in  force  for  one  year  from  the  first  day  of  June,  1892,  and  there- 
after until  changed  by  mutual  agreement  or  by  arbitration,  as  provided  for  in  sec- 


May  2,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  89 

tion  3  of  the  City  Ordinance  of  1870  granting  certain  privileges  to  the  Water 
Works  Company;  but  nothing  herein  shall  be  construed  as  affecting  the  contract 
rights  of  the  Indianapolis  Water  Company. 

INDIANAPOLIS  WATER  COMPANY, 

By  T.  A.  Morris, 

Attest :  President. 

M.  A.  Morris, 

Secretary. 
Approved  April  27,  1892. 

A.    W.    CONDUITT, 

A.  Scherrer, 
M.  M.  Defrees, 
Board  of  Public    Works. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises. 


MISCELLANEOUS  business. 
Mr.  Olsen  offered  the  following  resolution. 

Whereas,  Upon  February  16th,  1892,  the  Board  of  Public  Works,  of  the  city 
of  Indianapolis,  did  adopt  a  resolution  providing  for  the  construction  of  an  asphalt 
pavement  upon  South  Street,  east  of  Virginia  Avenue,  and  upon  Fletcher  Avenue 
from  the  east  end  of  South  Street  to  Dillon  Street ;  and, 

Whereas,  Said  Board  of  Public  Works  subsequently  caused  notice  to  be 
given,  by  publication  of  said  order,  and  said  publication  was  made  in  compliance 
with  the  provisions  of  section  63  of  the  Charter  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  as  en- 
acted by  the  General  Assemby  of  the  State  of  Indiana  for  1891,  and  said  notice,  by 
publication,  having  expired  upon  the  16th  day  of  March,  1892,  and  said  Board  did 
upon  said  date  confirm  said  order  for  the  construction  of  the  asphalt  pavement 
upon  said  part  of  said  South  Street  and  upon  said  Fletcher  Avenue,  as  hereinbe- 
fore stated,  and  said  Board  did,  upon  said  last  named  date,  take  and  make  the 
final  action  provided  in  section  73  of  the  Charter  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  as 
passed  by  the  General  Assembly  of  the  State  of  Indiana,  in  1891,  for  the  construc- 
tion of  an  asphalt  pavement  upon  said  South  Street  and  upon  said  Fletcher  Ave- 
«nue;  and, 

Whereas,  Upon  the  26th  of  March,  1892,  there  was  presented  to  said  Board 
of  Public  Works  a  remonstrance,  purporting  to  be  signed  by  two-thirds  of  the  res- 
ident free-holders  upon  said  street  and  avenue,  remonstrating  against  the  construc- 
tion of  said  asphalt  pavement ;  and, 

Whereas,  Upon  said  last  named  date  said  Board  of  Public  Works  did  modify 
and  annul  t  eir  order  of  February  16,  1892,  for  the  construction  of  an  asphalt 
pavement  up  n  said  street  and  avenue,  and  did  thereupon  upon  said  last  named 
date,  to-wit,  March  26th,  1892,  in  lieu  of  said  order  for  the  construction  of  an 
asphalt  pavement  upon  said  street  and  avenue,  make  and  enter  an  order  for  the 
construction  of  a  brick  pavement  upon  said  street  and  avenue ;  and, 

Whereas,  Section  No.  73  of  the  Charter  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  as  en- 
acted by  the  General  Assembly  of  the  State  of  Indiana  for  1891,  as  follows  : 

Sec.  73.  'Wherever  the  Board  of  Public  Works  shall  order  the  improvement 
of  any  street,  alley,  sidewalk,  or  other  public  place  in  such  city,  in  whole  or  in 
part,  it  shall  adopt  a  resolution  to  that  effect,  settiag  forth  a  description  of  the 
place  to  be  improved,  and  full  details  drawings  and  specifications  for  such  work. 
Notice  of  such  resolution  shall  be  published,  remonstrances  heard,  said  original 
resolution  modified,  confirmed  or  rescinded  in  the  same  manner  as  heretofore  more 
specifically  provided  by  this  act  with  regard  to  the  condemnation  of  property  and 
the  opening  of  streets. 


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"  If  such  original  resolution  be  confirmed  or  modified  it  shall  be  final  and 
conclusive  on  all  persons,  unless  within  ten  days  thereafter,  two-thirds  of  all  the 
resident  freeholders  upon  such  street  or  alley  remonstrate  against  sucn  improve- 
ment. In  case  of  such  remonstrance,  the  improvement  shall  not  take  place  unless 
specifically  ordered  by  an  ordinance  wi  hin  sixty  days  thereafter,  passed  by  a  two- 
thirds  vote  of  the  Council,  and  approved  by  the  Mayor. 

Be  it  resolved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis,  That/ the  matter 
of  the  compliance  and  conformity  of  said  several  orders  of  said  Board  of  Public 
Works,  with  the  provisions  of  said  sections  63  and  73  of  t  e  Charter  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  be  referred  to  the  City  Attorney  for  his  opinion  thereon. 

O.  R.  Olsen. 


Mr.  Laut  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Olsen's  resolution  on  the  table. 
The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Mr.  Olsen  and  Mr.  Cooper,  the 
roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  5 — viz:     Councilmen  Colter,  Cooper,  Holloran,  Laut  and  Linn. 


Nays  12 — viz:     Councilmen    Allen,  Costello,  Gasper,    McGuffin,  Olsen,  Pur- 
year,  Kassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 


The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  Mr.  Olsen's  resolution. 
The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Mr.  Olsen  and  Mr.  Cooper,  the 
roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote  : 


Ayes  16 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran, 
Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  White,.  Young  and 
President  Murphy. 


Nays  1 — viz:     Mr.  Laut. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  the  Committees  on  Public  Safety  and  Comfort 
and  Public  Health,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  u,  1892,  "An 
ordinance  authorizing  the  Board  of  Public  Safety  to  establish  a  Bureau 
of  Inspection ;  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building  Inspector,  providing 
for  the  appointment  of  an  Inspector  of  Plumbing  and  House  Drainage, 
a  Boiler  Inspector  and  for  the  inspection  of  elevators  and  electric  wires, 
and  relating  to  all  other  matters  properly  connected  therewith;  fixing 
penalties  for  the  violation  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  and  re- 
pealing all  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith,"  be  instructed  to  report  on 
the  same  at  the  next  regular  meeting. 

Which  was  adopted. 


May  2,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  91 

The  following  communication  was  read : 

Headquajrters  Joint  Memorial  Committee,  G.  A.  R.,  1 
Indianapolis,  Ind  ,  April  9,  1892.  J 

Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President,  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council  : 

Gentlemen — Your  honorable  body  is  cordially  invited  to  join  the  Grand 
Army  of  the  Republic,  and  other  patriotic  associations  that  have  signified  their 
acceptance,  to  assist  them  in  the  public  observance  of  Memorial  Day,  May  30, 
1892.  We  trust  your  body  will  join  with  the  Mayor  and  all  the  city  officers  of  all 
departments  of  the  city  government  to  assist  in  this  patriotic  service,  as  an  annual 
tribute  of  a  grateful  people  to  the  memory  of  the  defenders  of  the  Union. 

B.  C.  Shaw, 
Wm   E.  Shilling, 
G.  R.  Morrison, 
Committee  on  Invitation. 

Mr.  Gasper  moved  that  the  President  of  the  Council  appoint  a  special 
committee  of  three  to  make  arrangements  for  the  Council  to  attend  in  a 
body. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Thereupon  President  Murphy  appointed  the  following  committee : 
Messrs.  Gasper,  Ryan  and  White. 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 

On  Motion  of  Councilman  Ryan,  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
taken  up  and  read  second  time : 

G.  O.  No.  1,  1892.    Water  Contract. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  i,  1892,  be  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  passed. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

The  question  being  on  the  passage  of  G.  O.  No.  1,  1892. 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  16 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran, 
Laut,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  White  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays  1 — viz :    Mr.  Young. 

Mr.  Linn  called  up  G.  O.  No.  15,  1892,  "An  ordinance  regarding 
public  comfort  and  health,  prohibiting  the  building  of  slaughter  houses 
in  any  part  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis,"  on  second  reading. 


92  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

Mr.  Laut  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  15,  1892,  be  stricken  from  the  files. 
Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Thereupon  G.  O.  No.  15,  1892,  was  stricken  from  the  files  by  the  fol- 
lowing vote  : 

Ayes  17 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Holloran, 
Laut,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  White,  Young, 
and  President  Murphy. 

Nays— None. 


On  motion  of  Mr.   Olsen,  the  Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock  p.  m. 
adjourned. 

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/V/  (  J  //  A/  President. 

Attest  :     /Sf\      \J       u//l  >o  ^1 

//  City  Clerk. 


May  6, 1892.]  city  of  indianapolis,  ind.  93 

SPECIAL  MEETING. 

Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  \ 
May  6,   1892.  j 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Friday  evening,  May  6,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  special  session, 
pursuant  to  the  following  call: 

Indianapolis,  Inc.,  May  5,  1892. 
To  Honorable  President  of  the  Common  Council: 

You  are  hereby  requested  to  call  a  special  meeting  of  the  Common  Council 
on  next  Friday  evening  at  8  p.  m.,  rn  the  Council  Chamber,  to  pass  Appropria- 
tion Ordinance  No.  4,  1892. 

P.  J.  Ryan, 

Emil  C.  Rassmann, 

H.  M.  Laut, 

H.  F.  Holloran, 

C.  A.  Gauss, 

J.  F.  White. 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  5,  1892. 
To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen. — You  are  requested  to  meet  in  the  Council  Chamber  in  special 
meeting  on  Friday  evening,  May  6,  1892,  at  8  p.  m.,  to  consider  Appropriation  Or- 
dinance No.  4,  1892. 

M.  J.  Murphy, 

President. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council* 
in  the  Chair,  and  18  members,  viz. :     Messrs.    Allen,  Colter,   Costello, 
Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,   McGill,  McGuffin,   Olsen,   Puryear,  Rass 
mann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  and  White 

Absent,  3,  viz. :     Councilmen  Cooper,  Gasper,  and  Young. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  meeting  held 
Monday,  May  2,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the  desks 
of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 

REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Rassmann,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom  was 
referred  the  following  ordinance  : 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No  4,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  twenty- 
six  thousand  dollars  ($26,000)  for  the  needs  of  certain  departments  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  authorizing  a  transfer  of  two  thousand  dollars  ($2,000)  to  funds 
other  than  those  for  which  they  were  originally  appropriated. 

Made  the  following  report : 


94  journal  of  common  council.  [Special  Meeting 

Mr.  President: 

Your  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom  was  referred  Appropriation  Ordinance 
No.  4,  1892,  beg  leave  to  report  that  we  have  carefully  considered  all  the  items 
contained  therein,  and  recommend  the  Ordinance  be  amended  as  follows,  viz.  : 
Amend  section  2  by  striking  out  the  words  "one  thousand  "  and  insert  instead  the 
words  "seven  hundred  and  fifty."  When  said  Ordinance  is  so  amended  we  rec- 
ommend it  be  passed. 

Emil  C.  Rassmann, 
P.  J.  Ryan, 
E.  J.  Sherer, 
H.  M.  Laut, 

J  AS.   H.   COSTELLO, 

Which  was  concurred  in. 

ordinances  on  second  reading. 
On  motion  by  Councilman  Rassmann,  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up,  read  the  second  time. 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  4,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  twenty- 
six  thousand  dollars  ($26,000)  for  the  needs  of  certain  departments  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  authorizing  a  transfer  of  two  thousand  dollars  ($2,000)  to  funds 
other  than  those  for  which  they  were  originally  appropriated. 

Mr.  Rassmann  offered  the  following  amendment  to  Appropriation  Or 

dinance  No.  4,  1892 : 

Amendment  to  section  2  : 

Strike  out  in  the  fourth  and  eighth  lines  the  words  "one  thousand"  and  insert 
instead  the  words  "  seven  hundred  and  fifty." 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  18,  viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut, 
Linn,  McGill,  McGuflin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
Sherer,  White  and  President  Murphy. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  Appropriation  Ordinance  \To.  4,  1892,  be  ordered 
engrossed,  read  third  time  and  placed  on  its  final  passage. 

Which  motion  was  adopted 

The  question  being  on  the  passage  of  Appropriation  Ordinance  Mo.  4, 
1892. 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes,  15,  viz  :  Councilmen  Colter,  Costello,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut,  McGill, 
McGuffin,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  President 
Murphy. 

Nays,  3,  viz  :     Messrs.  Allen,  Linn  and  Puryear. 

Mr  Rassmann  moved  that  the  title  of  Appropriation  Ordinance  Mo.  4, 
1892,  be  amended  by  striking  out  the  words  "one  thousand"  and  insert- 
ing in  lieu  thereof  the  words  "seven  hundred  and  fifty." 

Which  motion  was  adopted 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Ryan  the  Common  Council,  at  8:20  o'clock  p.  m., 

adjourned-    ^M$m^ :.: 

S/  /7      //  . Jr  President. 

Attest  :         /^j      (/   ^/vC//^  ^_    ^  ^  -v  s     // 

/  ^^     City  Clerk. 


May  16,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  95 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  ) 


May  i  6,   1892. 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  May  16,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m  ,  in  regular 
meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  19  members,  viz.:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper, 
Costello,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear, 
Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  2,  viz  :     Messrs.  Gasper  and  Gauss. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  special  meeting,  held 
Friday,  May  6,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the  desks  of 
the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Ryan  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed  with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 

COMMUNICATIONS,    ETC.,    FROM    MAYOR. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication : 

Executive  Department,  \ 

City  of  Indianapolis,  [• 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  16,  1892.  J 
To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  General  Ordinance  £lo.  1,  passed  at  your  ses- 
sion held  May  2.  Also  Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  4,  passed  at  your  session 
held  May  6,  1892. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

T.  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 
Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 

REPORTS,    ETC,    FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 

The  City  Attorney  submitted  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  16,  1892. 
lo  the  Hon.  President  and  Members  of  the 

Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Gentlemen — Your  resolution,  introduced  in  Council  by  Mr.  Olsen  on  the 
2d  day  of  May,  1892,  with  reference  to  the  proceedings  of  the  Board  of  Public 
Works  in  the  matter  of  the  improvement  of  Fletcher  avenue  and  South  street,  and 
referred  by  you  to  me  for  my  opinion  as  to  the  legality  of  the  proceedings  of  said 
Board,  has  been  received.     Keplying,  I  would  respectfully  say  : 


96  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

A  careful  examination  of  the  records  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  discloses 
the  following  facts : 

A  resolution  was  passed  on  the  26th  day  of  February,  1892,  by  the  Board  of 
Public  Works  for  the  improvement  of  South  street  and  Fletcher  avenue  with 


Notice  of  the  passage  of  said  resolution  was  published  in  the  Sentinel  of  Feb- 
ruary 29  and  March  7,  1892,  in  which  the  16th  day  of  March  was  fixed  as  the  time 
when  said  Board  would  hear  complaints  and  take  final  action  with  reference  to 
their  resolution  of  February  26. 

On  the  16th  day  of  March  the  Board  confirmed  its  resolution  of  February  26. 

On  March  25,  1892,  a  remonstrance  was  filed  signed  by  more  than  two-thirds 
of  the  resident  freeholders  upon  said  avenue  and  street  against  the  improvement 
with  asphalt,  as  provided  in  the  resolution  of  February  26. 

On  March  30  the  Board,  by  resolution  placed  of  record,  rescinded  all  former 
action  taken  by  it  with  reference  to  the  improvement  of  said  street  and  avenue. 

On  April  1,  1892,  the  Board  adopted  an  entirely  new  and  different  resolution 
for  the  improvement  of  said  street  and  avenue  with  brick  instead  of  asphalt. 

Notice  of  the  passage  of  said  resolution  of  April  1  was  given  by  publication  in 
the  Sentinel  on  April  4  and  April  11, 1892,  in  which  April  20  was  fixed  as  the  day 
upon  which  said  Board  would  hear  remonstrances  and  take  final  action  upon  said 
resolution. 

On  April  20  said  Board,  in  all  things,  confirmed  its  resolution  of  April  1, 
which  provided  for  the  improvement  of  said  street  and  avenue  with  brick. 

Thereupon  said  Board  advertised  for  bids,  and  fixed  May  13,  1892,  as  the  day 
when  they  would  be  received,  opened  and  read. 

On  May  13,  1892,  said  Board  met,  received,  opened  and  read  said  bids. 

The  foregoing  is  a  complete  statement  of  the  proceedings  taken  by  the  Board 
of  Public  Works  as  shown  by  their  records.  The  sole  question  presented  is  as  fol- 
lows :  After  the  Board  had  passed  its  resolution  on  February  26  providing  for 
asphalt;  had  given  notice  thereof,  as  required  by  law;  had  met  on  the  16th  of 
March  and  confirmed  its  original  resolution,  and  within  ten  days  thereafter  (March 
25th)  a  remonstrance  signed  by  two-thirds  of  the  resident  freeholders  of  said  street 
and  avenue  had  been  filed  with  them,  did  the  Board  have  the  right  to  recede  from 
its  resolution  of  February  26  and  rescind  all  action  taken  by  it,  or  was  it  ousted 
of  all  jurisdiction  for  sixty  days  from  that  time  and  required,  upon  the  filing  of 
the  remonstrance,  to  transmit  the  same  with  its  resolution  to  the  Common  Council 
for  its  action  ? 

I  quote  as  in  point  a  part  of  section  73  of  the  City  Charter  as  follows: 

"  If  such  original  resolution  be  confirmed  or  modified  it  shall  be  final  and 
conclusive  on  all  persons,  unless  within  ten  days  thereafter,  two-thirds  of  all  the 
resident  free-holders  upon  such  street  or  alley  remonstrate  against  such  improve- 
ment. In  case  of  such  remonstrance,  such  improvement  shall  not  take  place  unless 
specifically  ordered  by  an  ordinance  within  sixty  days  thereafter,  passed  by  a  two- 
thirds  vote  of  the  Council,  and  approved  by  the  Mayor." 

The  Board  of  Public  Works  is  given  large  power  in  the  matter  of  street  im- 
provements. The  jurisdiction  to  order  such  work  is  lodged  in  the  Board.  The 
clear  policy  of  the  law,  with  but  slight  limitation,  is  to  place  the  matter  of  making 
public  improvements  within  their  discretion. 

On  the  day  fixed  for  hearing  property  owners  the  Board  sits  and  hears  com- 
plaints or  arguments  pro  and  con  with  reference  to  the  proposed  improvement. 
Upon  a  sufficient  showing,  even  by  one  person,  it  might  conclude  to  terminate  its 
proceedings  entirely  or  merely  modify  the  same,  or,  notwithstanding  the  opposition 
of  property  owners,  it  might  confirm  its  original  resolution  and  if  so  the 
Board's  conclusion  will  be  final,  unless  within  the  next  ten  days  a  proper  remon- 
strance is  filed.  If  this  be  done  the  Board  has  no  power  to  proceed  in  the  line  of 
making  the  improvement,  unless  by  reference  of  the  Common  Council,  its  action 
be  confirmed  by  a  two- thirds  vote  of  that  body.  But,  on  the  other  hand,  if  at  any 
time  within  the  ten  days  a  remonstrance  is  filed  and  the  Board,  rather  than  insist 
upon  making  the  improvement,  decides  to  recede  from  its  original  action,  it  seems 
clear  that  it  has  the  power  to  do  so.     There  is  nothing  in  the  statute  which  re- 


lay  16,  1892.  J  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  97 

quires  the  Board  of  Public  Works,  upon  the  filing:  of  a  remonstrance,  to  transmit 
the  papers  in  the  case  to  the  Common  Council,  unless  the  Board  adheres  to  its 
action  and  insists  upon  the  improvement  notwithstanding  the  remonstrance. 

If  the  Board,  upon  the  filing  of  a  remonstrance,  were  required  to  immediately 
transmit  the  papers  to  the  Council  for  its  action,  although  the  Board  after  the 
filing  of  such  remonstrance  had  become  convinced  that  the  improvement  as  ordered 
by  them  should  not  be  made  and  they  were  unanimously  converted  to  the  position 
taken  by  the  two-thirds  of  the  property  owners  remonstrating,  we  would  then  have 
this  situation  that  an  improvement  might  be  ordered  by  the  Common  Council 
although  the  Board  was  op  osed  to  it  and  two  thirds  of  the  property  owners  were 
opposed  to  it.  Clearly  the  law  does  not  contemplate  any  such  thing.  In  other 
words  to  apply  the  law  to  the  present  facts.  The  Board  after  full  examination  is 
unanimously  opposed  to  the  improvement  of  Fletcher  avenue  and  South  street 
with  asphalt  (as  originally  ordered).  Two- thirds  of  the  property  owners  upon  said 
street  and  avenue  are  opposed  to  the  improvement  with  a-phalt.  If  the  law  in 
this  case  gave  jurisdiction  to  the  Common  Council  and  enable  it  to  pass  an  ordi- 
nance requiring  the  improvement  to  be  made  with  asphalt,  we  would  have  the  law 
authorizing  and  requiring  the  improvement  of  a  street  against  the  affirmative 
action  and  discretion  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  and  against  the  wishes  of  two- 
thirds  of  the  property  owners  resident  upon  said  street  and  avenue.  The  law,  in 
my  opinion,  is  not  subject  to  such  a  construction. 

Probably  the  Board  has  the  power  to  rescind  its  action  with  reference  to  im- 
provements at  any  time  after  the  passage  of  its  original  order  until  the  rights  of 
some  third  parties  have  attached.  Even  after  an  advertisement  for  bids  it  may 
reject  any  and  all  bids  and  terminate  the  improvement  there.  Of  course,  after  a 
contract  is  let  it  would  be  estopped.  Or,  after  a  remonstrance  has  been  filed  and 
the  papers  have  been  transmitted  to  the  Council,  it  would  then  be  beyond  the 
jurisdiction  of  the  Board,  and  it  could  not  rescind  its  action.  If  a  resolution  for 
an  improvement  be  passed  and  after  advertisement  and  final  confirmation  thereof 
s  a  remonstrance  be  filed  and  the  Board  takes  no  affirmative  action  upon  such 
remonstrance,  but  remains  wholly  indifferent,  probably  the  Council  might  take 
knowledge  of  that  fact  and,  without  the  transmission  of  the  papers,  pass  an  ordi- 
nance ordering  the  improvement  notwithstanding  the  remonstrance.  But  where 
the  Board  by  resolution  rescinds  its  order  after  the  filing  of  a  remonstrance,  the 
proceeding  is  dead. 

Upon  the  foregoing  facts  I  am  of  the  opinion  that  the  Board  of  Public  Works 
a'ted  within  its  authority  when,  on  the  30th  day  of  March,  it  rescinded  all  former 
action  taken,  and  on  the  following  day  passed  a  new  resolution  for  a  different  im- 
provement; and  tbat  by  the  mere  filing  of  the  remonstrance  the  Common  Council 
did  not  acquire  jurisdiction  upon  the  subject  of  the  improvement  for  sixty  days  or 
for  any  time. 

Very  respectfully  submitted, 

Leon  O.  Bailey, 

P.  S. — I  herewith  return  your  resolution.  City  Attorney. 

REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 

Department  of  Public  Works,  ] 

Office  of  the  Board,  V 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  16,  1892.     J 

I  Mr.  R.  J.  Abrams,  City  Clerk,  City: 
Dear  Sir:  —  The  Board  directs  me  to  transmit  you  herewith  a  contract  made 
and  entered  into  with  The  Indiana  Lumber  and  Veneer  Company,  granting  them 
the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  across  Fifteenth  Street,  off  the 
tracks  of  the  L.  E.  &  W.  R.  R.  Co. 
Contract  sent  you  for  action  thereon  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis. 
Very  respectfully, 
Bart  Parker, 
Clerk  Board  Public  Works. 


98  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  McGill,  on  behalf  of  a  majority  of  the  Committee  on  Judiciary, 
to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892,  together  with  the  City  Attor- 
ney's opinion  thereon,  made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  16,  1892. 
Mr.  President  : 

Your  Committee  on  Judiciary,  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No.  8, 
1892,  together  with  the  written  opinion  of  the  City  Attorney,  beg  leave  to  report 
that  we  have  carefully  considered  the  same,  and  would  recommend  the  ordinance 
be  passed. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Robert  C.  McGill, 
Emil  C.  Rassmann. 

Mr.  Young,  on  behalf  of  a  minority  of  the  Committee  on  Judiciary, 
made  the  following  report: 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  16,  1892. 
Mr.  President  : 

The  minority  of  the  Committee  on  Judiciary,  to  whom  General  Ordinance 
No.  8  was  referred,  begs  to  report  that  the  same  has  been  carefully  considered,  and 
recommend  that,  for  several  reasons,  the  same  do  not  pass  as  at  present  drawn. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

A.  A.  Young. 

Mr.  Young  moved  that  the  minority  report  be  substituted  for  the  ma- 
jority report. 

Mr.  Olsen  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Young's  motion  on  the  table. 
Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes — 12,  viz.:  Councilmen  Colter,  Costello,  Laut,  McGill,  Olsen,  Rassmann, 
Ryan,  Schmidt,  Shrader,  Sherer,  White,  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — 7,  viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Holloran,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Pur- 
year  and  Young. 

The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  the  majority  report. 
Which  was  concurred  in. 

Mr.  White,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Morals,  to  whom 
was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  18,  1892.     An  ordinance  to  provide  for  licensing  riding  galleries,  etc. 

Made  the  following  report: 


May  16,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  99 

Mr.  President: 

Your  Committee  on  Public  Morals,  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance 
No.  18,  respectfully  report  that  they  have  had  the  same  under  consideration,  and 
recommend  that  it  be  amended  by  striking  out  all  matter  after  the  enacting  clause 
and  substituting  the  following  appended  sections  in  lieu  therefor,  and  that  when  so 
amended  that  the  same  do  pass. 

Eespectfully  submitted, 

J.  F.  White, 
W.  B.  Linn. 

An  Ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  and  regulation  of  "  Hiding  Galleries," 
"  Flying  Dutchman  "  or  "  Merry-Go-Bound,"  or  other  similar  device  ;  fixing 
the  fee  to  be  paid  for  said  license ;  providing  penalties  for  the  violation 
thereof,  and  repealing  all  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
That  it  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person  to  run,  operate  or  control,  or  cause  to  be 
run  or  operated,  any  "  Riding  Gallery,"  "Flying  Dutchman,"  "Merry-Go-Round," 
or  other  similar  device,  within  the  city  of  Indianapolis  except  as  provided  in 
this  ordinance,  and  after  having  procured  a  license  so  to  do,  as  hereinafter  pro- 
vided. 

Sec.  2.  The  license  fee  for  the  operation  of  any  of  the  concerns  named  in 
Section  1  shall  be  ten  dollars  per  month,  no  reduction  to  be  made  for  any  number 
of  days  having  elapsed  before  the  issuing  of  the  license.  Said  license  shall  be 
issued  by  the  Oity  Comptroller,  and  may  be  issued  for  any  number  of  months. 

Sec.  3.  It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  of  the  concerns  named  to  be  in  operation 
at  an  hour  later  than  10  o'clock  on  any  night  during  the  week,  except  Saturday 
night,  when  said  concerns  may  run  until  11  o'clock. 

Sec.  4.  If  at  any  time  any  one  of  the  concerns  for  which  the  above  license  is 
issued  is  conducted  in  such  manner  as  to  become  harmful  to  the  community  in 
which  it  is  operated,  or  so  as  to  become  a  gathering  place  for  noisy  and  boisterous 
crowds,  or  persons  of  lewd  or  bad  character,  or  indecent  conduct  is  practiced  by 
patrons  of  said  concerns,  the  Mayor  shall  have  power,  upon  being  convinced  of 
such  facts,  to  revoke  such  license. 

Sec.  5.  Any  person  or  persons  who  shall  violate  any  of  the  provisions  of  this 
ordinance  shall,  upon  conviction  thereof,  be  fined  in  any  sum  not  less  than  five 
and  not  exceeding  fifty  dollars,  to  which  may  be  added  imprisonment  not  to  exceed 
thirty  days.  A  third  conviction  shall  forfeit  all  rights  to  any  of  the  privileges 
granted  in  this  ordinance. 

Sec.  6.     All  ordinances  in  conflict  with  this  ordinance  are  hereby  repealed. 

Sec.  7.  This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its 
passage  and  publication  for  one  day  each  week  for  two  successive  weeks,  in  the 
Indianapolis  Sentinel,  a  daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation  printed  and  pub- 
lished in  the  city  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Sherer,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Safety  and  Comfort, 
and  Public  Health,  to  whom  was  referred : 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Board  of  public  Safety  to 
establish  a  Bureau  of  Inspection;  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building  Inspector, 
providing  for  the  appointment  of  an  Inspector  of  Plumbing  and  House  Drainage, 
a  Boiler  Inspector  and  for  the  inspection  of  elevators  and  electric  wires,  and  re- 
lating to  all  other  matters  properly  connected  therewith ;  fixing  penalties  for  the 
violation  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  and  repealing  all  ordinances  in  con- 
flict therewith. 


100  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

Made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  16,  1892. 
Mr.  President  : 

Your  joint  Committee  of  Public  Safety  and  Comfort,  and  Public  Health,  to 
whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No.  11,  respectfully  report  that  they  have 
had  the  same  under  consideration,  and  recommend  that  said  ordinance  be  sepa- 
rated and  considered  under  its  several  headings  and  parsed  upon  as  separate 
ordinances  with  appropriate  titles  thereto;  that  the  Council  go  into  the  Committee 
of  the  whole  for  the  purpose  of  considering  certain  amendments  herewith  submit- 
ted, and  that  when  such  amendment-*  are  made  that  the  same  do  pass. 
Respectfully  submitted, 

E.  J.  Sherer, 
Kob't  C.  McGill, 
J.  B.  McGuffin, 
J.  R.  Allen, 
H.  W.  Laut, 


T.  B.  Linn. 


Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


Mr.    Costello,    on  behalf   of   the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys,  to  whom  was  referred  : 

G.  O.  No.  19,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Peru  Street,  in  the 
city  of  Indianapolis,  to  Cornell  Avenue. 

Made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  16,  1892. 

Mr.  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee  on  Streets,  Sewers  and  Alleys,  to  whom  was 
referred  General  Ordinance  No.  19,  1892,  have  considered  same,  and  recommend 
that  it  be  passed. 

Jas.  H.  Costello, 
Anton  Schmidt, 
A.  A.  Young. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances  were 
introduced : 

By  the  Board  of  Public  Works : 

G.  O.  No.  21,  1892  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  the 
Indiana  Lumber  and  Veneer  Company  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  nwitch  or 
side-track  across  Fifteenth  Street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Railroads. 


May  16,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  101 

By  Mr.  Rassmann: 

G.  O.  No.  22,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  and  providing  for  the  sale  and 
conveyance  of  what  is  known  as  the  Pest  House  property,  belonging  to  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  situated  north  of  Fall  Creek,  the  same  being  lots  10,  11  and  12 
in  Brook's  subdivision  of  a  part  of  the  southwest  quarter  of  section  35,  towuship 
16,  range  3  east,  in  Marion  County,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Property  and  Im 
provements. 

By  Mr.  Rassmann : 

G.  O.  No.  23,  1892.     An  ordinance  concerning  the  prevention  of  fire. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Safely  and  Com- 
fort. 

Mr.  Linn  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  21,  1892,  be  called  from  the  Com- 
mittee on  Railroads. 

Which  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Young  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  21,  1892,  be  re-referred  to  the 
Committee  on  Railroads. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  19 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Holloran,  Laut, 
Linn,  Mc< Trill,  McGuffiin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 


On  motion  by  Councilman  Ryan,  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
taken  up  and  read  second  time : 

G.  O.  No.  8,  1892.     An  ordinance  providing  for  the  inspection  of  steam  boilers 
and  all  steam  generating  apparatus  under  pressure. 

Mr.  Olsen  offered  the  following  amendment  to  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892  : 

Amend  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892,  by  striking  out,  "  shall  be  appointed  by  the  Mayor," 
and  inserting  instead,  "  shall  be  appointed  by  the  Board  of  Public  Safety." 

O.  R.  Olsen. 

Which  amendment  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote  : 


102  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

Ayes,  19 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Holloran,  Laut, 
Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassrnann,  Ryan  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays— None. 

Mr.  White  offered  the  following  amendment  to  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892: 

"  He  shall  be  appointed  only  from  such  number  of  applicants  who  have  passed 
a  successful  examination  before  a  board  of  three  expert  boilermakers  appointed  by 
the  Board  of  Public  Safety ;  said  examination  to  take  into  account  the  general 
trustworthiness  of  the  applicant,  as  well  as  skill  in  workmanship." 

The  said  Board  of  Experts  shall  be  allowed  five  dollars  each  for  said  examin- 
ation of  said  applicants. 

White. 

Which  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Linn  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892,  be  referred  to  the  Committee 
of  the  Whole. 

Mr.  Olsen  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Linn's  motion  on  the  table. 
Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  10 — viz.:  Councilmen  Colter,  Laut,  McGill,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays,  9 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello,  Holloran,  Linn,  McGuf- 
fin, Puryear,  White  and  Young. 

Mr.  Olsen  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892,  be  ordered  engrossed. 

Mr.  Young  moved  that  action  on  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892,  be  deferred 
until  the  Council  go  into  the  Committee  of  the  Whole. 

Mr.  Ryan  raised  the  point  of  order  that  the  motion  of  Mr.  Young  had 
been  decided. 

The  President  ruled  that  the  point  of  order  was  well  taken. 

The  question  being  on  the  engrossment  of  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892,  be  read  the  third  time  and 
placed  on  its  final  passage. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

The  question  being  on  the  passage  of  G.  O.  No.  8,  1892. 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  12 — viz.:  Councilmen  Colter,  Costello,  Laut,  McGill,  Olsen,  Ra^s- 
mann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays,  7 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Halloran,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Pur- 
year, and  Young. 


May  16,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  103 

Mr.  Cooper  moved  to  adjourn. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Cooper's  motion  on  the  table. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Olsen  called  up  G.  O.  No.  18,  1892,  on  second  reading. 

Mr.  Olsen  offered  the  following  amendment  to  G.  O.  No.  18,  1892. 

Amend  G.  O.  No.  18,  1892,  by  striking  out  '*ten  dollars,"  license  fee,  and  in- 
sert instead  "fifty  dollars,"  license  fee. 

Mr.  Puryear  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Olsen's  amendment  on  the  table. 
The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Mr.  Cooper  and  Puryear. 
The  roll  was  called  which  resulted  as  follows  : 


Ayes  10 — viz. :     Councilmen  Allen,   Colter,  Cooper,   Laut,    Linn,    Puryear, 
Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  8—  viz. :     Councilmen  Costello,  Holloran,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Rassmann, 
Ryan,  Schmidt  and  Young. 

Mr.  Young  offered  the  following  amemdment  to  G.  O.  No.  18,  1892. 

Moved,  That  the  words  ten  dollars  per  month  be  stricken  out  and  that  the 
words  twenty -five  dollars  be  inserted  in  lieu  thereof. 

Young. 

Mr.  Schrader  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Young's  amendment  on  the  table. 
Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  18,  1892,  be  ordered  engrossed  read 
third  time  and  placed  on  its  final  passage. 
Which  motion  was  adopted. 

The  question  being  on  the  passage  of  G.  O.  No.  18,  1892. 
Which  failed  for  want  of  constitutional  majority  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  10 — viz  :     Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Laut,  Linn,  Puryear,  Rassmann, 
Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  9 — viz.:     Councilmen  Cooper,   Co9tello,    Holloran,  McGill,  McGuffin, 
Olsen,  Ryan,  Scdmidt  and  Young. 

Mr.  Linn  called  up  G.  O.  No.  19,  1892,  on  second  reading. 
Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  19,  1892,  be  ordered  engrossed, 
read  third  time  and  placed  on  its  final  passage. 
Which  motion  was  adopted. 
The  question  being  on  the  passage  of  G.  O.  No  19,  1892. 


104  JOURNAL   OF   COMMON   COUNCIL. 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 


[Regular  Meeting 


Ayes— 19,  viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Holloran,  Laut, 
Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
Sherer,  White,  Young,  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 


Mr.  White  moved  that  when  the  Council  adjourn  that  it  be  to  meet 
Monday  evening,  May  23,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann,  the  Common  Council,  at  9:45  o'clock 
p.  m.,  adjourned. 


Attest  : 


^£...;,' 

President. 
/V 


City  Clerk. 


May  23,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  105 


ADJOURNED    MEETING 

Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis, 
May  23,  1892. 

i 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Counci 
Chamber  Monday  evening,  May  23,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  adjourned 
meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  2o  members,  viz. :  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Cos- 
tello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen, 
Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer  and  White. 

Absent,  one,  viz.  :  Councilman  Young. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  meeting  held 
Monday,  May  16,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the  desks 
of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  (  lerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


communications,  etc.,  from  mayor 
His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 

} 


Executive  Department, 

City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  23,  1892. 


To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  General  Ordinance  No.  19,  passed  at  your 
meeting  held  May  16,  1892. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

T.  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 

Executive  Department,  ] 

City  of  Indianapolis,  > 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  May  23,  1892.  J 
Gentlemen  of  the  Common  Council: 

General  Ordinance  No.  8,  1892,  provides,  amoDg  other  things,  that  the  Comp- 
troller shall  sign  and  deliver  to  the  Inspector  blank  certificates,  to  be  given  by  the 
Inspector  to  the  owners  of  boilers  that  have  passed  inspection,  for  which  they  shall 


106  journal  of  ommon  council.  [Adjourned  Meeting 

pay  a  certain  fee  to  the  Inspector,  who  shall  once  each  month  pay  the  same  into 
the  City  Treasury.  These  certificates  certify  to  the  inspection,  and  license  the 
running  of  the  boiler  with  not  more  than  a  certain  designated  amount  of  steam. 
This  provision  of  the  ordinance  is,  in  my  opinion,  in  direct  conflict  with  the  Char- 
ter, which  provides  that  no  license  shall  be  issued  by  the  Comptroller  until  the 
fee  therefor  has  been  paid  into  the  City  Treasury  and  the  Treasurer's  receipt  there- 
for filed  with  the  Comptroller,  and  because  of  this  conflict  between  the  Charter  and 
the  ordinance,  the  latter  would  be  inoperative  and  of  no  effect.  This  ordinance 
is  also  not  in  harmony  with  itself  as  to  the  number  of  inspections  per  year ;  in  one 
place  that  number  being  designated  as  once  and  in  another  place  as  twice  per  year. 
I  therefore  return  to  your  honorable  body  this  ordinance  not  approved. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

T.  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 

The  City  Clerk  submitted  the  following  report : 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council  : 

Gentlemen — I  beg  to  call  your  attention  to  the  condition  of  the  city  records, 
and  to  urge  that  suitable  racks  may  be  constructed  to  preserve  them  from  the  ex- 
posure and  dust  to  which  they  are  now  subjected  and  are  liable  to  be  destroyed. 

I  also  submit  for  your  consideration  a  matter  pertaining  to  the  necessary  ex- 
penses of  the  City  Clerk's  office.  I  am  in  need  of  records  and  stationery  and  am 
without  the  funds  to  provide  them.  I  also  add  that  the  proceedings  of  the  Com- 
mon Council  for  the  year  1891  have  not  been  bound  because  of  the  lack  of  funds. 

I  also  inform  you  that  the  appropriation  made  by  the  Common  Council  Sep- 
tember, 1891,  for  the  printing  of  the  proceedings  of  the  said  Council,  has  been  ex- 
pended, the  amount  being  only  five  hundred  dollars  ($500),  which  was  inadequate 
for  that  purpose.  I  therefore  decline  to  have  the  proceedings  printed  until  an 
appropriation  has  been  made  for  that  purpose.  My  reason  for  declining  to  have 
the  said  printing  done  will  be  made  apparent  by  sections  51  and  52  of  the  City 
Charter,  which  reads  as  follows : 

"  Sec.  51.  No  executive  department,  officer  or  employe  thereof  shall  have 
power  to  bind  such  city  by  any  contract,  agreement,  or  in  any  other  way,  to  any 
extent  beyond  the  amount  of  money  at  the  time  already  appropriated  by  ordi- 
nance for  the  purpose  of  such  department,  and  all  contracts  and  agreements,  ex- 
press or  implied,  and  all  obligations  of  any  and  every  sort,  beyond  such  existing 
appropriations,  are  declared  to  be  absolutely  void. 

"Sec.  52.  Any  city  official  who  shall  issue  any  bond,  certificate  or  warrant 
for  the  payment  of  money  which  shall  perport  to  be  an  obligation  of  such  city, 
and  be  beyond  the  unexpended  balance  of  any  appropriation  made  for  such  pur- 
pose, or  who  shall  attempt  to  bind  such  city  by  any  contract,  agreement,  or  in  any 
other  way,  to  any  extent  beyond  the  amount  of  money  at  the  time  already  appro- 
priated by  ordinance  for  such  purpose,  and  remaining  at  the  time  unexpended, 
shall  be  liable  on  his  official  bond  to  any  person  injured  thereby,  and  shall  be 
fined  in  any  sum  not  more  than  one  thousand  dollars  ($1,000),  and  imprisoned  in 
the  county  jail  not  more  than  six  month",  either  or  both." 

Respectfully  submitted, 

R.  J.  Abrams, 

Clerk. 


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REPORTS,  ETC.,   FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Laut,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Health,  to  whom  was 
referred  G.  O.  Nos.  io,  20  and  18,  1892,  made  the  following  report: 

Mr.  President  and  Gentlemen  of  the  Common  Council  : 

Your  Committee  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  Nos.  10,  20  and  18,  report  as 
follows : 

That  G.  O.  20  be  stricken  from  file. 

That  G.  O.  10  be  deferred  until  the  bounded  territory  is  properly  sewered. 

That  on  G.  O.  18,  we  have  agreed  to  disagree. 

H.  W.  Laut, 
John  B.  McGuffin, 
T.  B.  Linn, 

Committee  on  Health. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Gauss,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Railroads,  to  whom  was 
referred  G.  O.  No.  21,  1892,  "An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  con- 
tract granting  the  Indiana  Lumber  and  Vaneer  Company  the  right  to  lay 
and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  across  Fifteenth  street,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  Ind.,"  made  the  following  report: 

Indianapolis,  May  23,  1892. 
Mr.  President  : 

Your  Committee  on  Railroads,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  21  in  Council 
May  16,  grant  the  Indiana  Lumber  and  Veneer  Company  the  right  to  lay  and 
maintain  a  switch  across  Fifteenth  Street  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  respectfully 
recommend  its  passage. 

C.  A.  Gauss, 
W.  H.  Cooper, 
Geo.  R.  Colter. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL   ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances  were 
introduced : 


By  Mr.  Olsen : 


G.  O.  "No.  24,  1892.     An  ordinance  providing   for  the  inspection  of  steam 
boilers  and  all  steam  generating  apparatus  under  pressure. 


boiler 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Safety  and  Com 
fort. 


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ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 

Mr.  Linn  called  up  G.  O.  No.  21,  1892,  on  second  reading. 
Mr.  Linn  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  21,  1892,  be  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  placed  on  its  final  passage. 
Which  motion  was  adopted. 

The  question  being  on  the  passage  of  G.   O.  No.  21,  1892. 
Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  20— viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Hal- 
loran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  KassmanD,  Ryan,  Schmidt, 
Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  President  Murphy. 

NAYS--None. 

MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  communication  was  read 
and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Elections : 

Office  of  Public  Schools,  Indianapolis,  May  16,  1892. 

Hon.  Randall  J.  Abrams,  Clerk  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Dear  Sir — The  election  for  School  Commissioners  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis 
will  be  held  June  11, 1892 — being  the  second  Saturday— in  the  Districts  at  the  vot- 
ing places  as  follows : 

District  No.  4 — School  Building  No.  4,  corner  of  Blackford  and  Michigan 
streets. 

District  No.  7 — School  Building  No.  7,  corner  of  Bates  and  Benton  streets. 
District  No.  8 — High  School  Building  No.  2,  Virginia  avenue. 
The  Inspectors  and  Judges  for  the  several  Districts  should  be  appointed  by 
the  Common  Council. 

Very  respectfully, 

Emma  B.  Kidenour,  Assistant  Secretary 

of  the  Board  of  School  Commissioners. 

Mr.  Rassmann  gave  the  following  notice  : 

Mr.  President: 

The  undersigned  hereby  gives  notice  that  he  will,  at  the  next  regular  meeting 
of  the  Common  Council,  move  to  reconsider  the  vote  by  which  G.  O.  No.  18,  1892, 
was  lost  for  want  of  a  constitutional  majority. 

Eassmann. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  the  Council  go  into  a  Committee  of  the  Whole 
for  the  purpose  of  considering  G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,  "An  ordinance 
authorizing  the  Board  of  Public  Safety  to  establish  a  Bureau  of  Inspec- 
tion ;  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building  Inspeotor,  providing  for  the 


May  23,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind  109 

appointment  of  an  Inspector  of  Plumbing  and  House  Drainage,  a  Boiler 
Inspector  and  for  the  inspection  of  elevators  and  electric  wires,  and 
relating  to  all  other  matters  properly  connected  therewith ;  fixing  penal- 
ties for  the  violation  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  and  repealing 
all  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith." 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  20 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss, 
Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

Thereupon  the  Common  Council  went  into  Committee  of  the  Whole. 

Present,  20 — viz. :  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss, 
Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Murphy,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann, 
Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer  and  White. 

Absent,  one — viz. :     Mr.  Young. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  Mr.  Murphy  be  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  n  be  divided  into  three  separate 
ordinances. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  all  that  portion  of  G.  O.  No.  n,  1892,  refer- 
ring to  the  Building  Inspector,  be  numbered  G.  O.  No.  11,  1892. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

The  committee  instructed  the  Clerk  to  report  G.  O.  No.  11,  1892,  back 
to  the  Council,  with  the  recommendation  that  the  same  be  amended  to 
read  as  follows,  and  when  so  amended  that  the  same  be  passed : 

GENERAL  ORDINANCE  No.  11,  1892. 

AN  ORDINANCE  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building  Inspector;  providing  for  the  es- 
tablishing of  fire  escapes,  and  amending  an  ordinance  entitled,  "An  ordinance  creating 
the  office  of  Building  Inspector,  defining  the  powers  and  duties  attached  thereto,"  etc., 
passed  May  5, 1891,  and  approved  by  the  Mayor  May  7, 1891 ;  providing  penalties  for  the 
.violation  of  the  provisions  thereof,  and  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances 
in  conflict  therewith. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  That  all  buildings  three  or  more  stories  in  height  used  or  occupied  for 
business  or  manufacturing  purposes,  tenement  houses,  boarding  houses,  hotels, 
asylums  and  hospitals  shall  be  provided  with  one  or  more  metallic  fire  escapes 
with  balcony  at  each  story,  extending  from  the  first  story  to  the  upper  stories  of 
such  building  and  above  the  roof  and  on  the  outer  walls  thereof,  in  such  location 
and  number  as  the  Building  Inspector  may  determine.     After  such  determination 


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by  the  paid  Inspector  he  may  at  any  time,  by  a  notice  served  upon  the  owner, 
agent,  lessee  or  occupant  of  any  such  building  by  leaving  with  such  owner,  agent, 
lessee  or  occupant,  or  at  his  or  their  residence  or  place  of  business,  require  such 
owner,  lessee  or  occupant,  or  either  of  them,  to  cause  such  fire  escape  to  be  placed 
upon  such  building  within  thirty  days  after  the  service  of  such  notice:  Provided, 
however,  That  all  buildings  more  than  two  stories  high  used  for  manufacturing 
purposes  shall  have  one  such  fire  escape,  or  a  fire-proof  stairway,  for  every  twenty- 
five  persons,  or  less,  employed  above  the  second  story  :  Provided,  further,  That  all 
persons  effected  by  the  provisions  of  this  section  shall  have  the  right  of  appeal  to 
the  Board  of  Public  Safety.  Any  person  or  persons  violating  any  of  the  provi- 
sions of  this  section  shall,  upon  conviction,  be  fined  in  any  sum  not  less  than  five 
dollars  ($5)  and  not  exceeding  one  hundred  dollars  ($100),  and  each  day's  con- 
tinuance of  such  violation  shall  be  a  separate  offense. 

Sec.  2.  All  partition  or  party  fences  shall  be  kept  in  good  and  sufficient 
repair  by  the  owners  of  the  ground  on  each  side  at  their  joint  expense:  Provided, 
That  the  ground  on  each  side  shall  be  inclosed,  used  or  occupied.  And  if  any  per- 
son whose  duty  it  shall  be  to  make  or  keep  in  good  repair  any  fence  or  part  of  a 
fence,  shall  neglect  or  refuse  to  do  so  for  five  days  after  the  request  being  made  by 
the  other  party  interested,  or  his  agent,  then  it  shall  be  lawful  for  the  party  so 
making  the  request  as  aforesaid  to  make  or  repair  the  whole  fence,  or  part  of  the 
fence,  and  to  recover  one-half  of  the  expense  thereof  from  the  person  so  refusing  or 
neglecting :  Provided,  That  no  fence  erected  under  the  authority  of  these  regula- 
tions shall  be  less  than  five  nor  more  than  seven  feet  in  height,  except  by  consent 
of  the  parties  interested  on  both  sides  of  such  fence  and  the  permission  of  Building 
Inspector.  If  any  person  shall  inclose  ground  adjoining  to  that  already  inclosed, 
and  shall  thereby  be  benefited  by  any  fence  before  erected,  the  person  so  benefited 
shall  pay  therefor  a  just  and  reasonable  compensation,  regard  being  had  as  to  the 
condition  of  the  fence  at  the  time. 

Sec.  3.  All  aisles  and  passage  ways  in  any  building  devoted  to  the  purpose 
of  amusement  or  instruction  shall  be  kept  free  of  camp  stools,  chairs,  sofas,  stoves 
or  other  obstructions ;  and  no  person  or  persons  shall  be  allowed  to  stand  in  or 
occupy,  in  such  way  as  to  obstruct,  any  of  the  aisles  or  passage  ways  during  any 
performance,  service,  exhibition,  lecture,  concert,  ball  or  any  public  assemblage ; 
and  no  seat  in  the  auditorium  shall  have  more  than  six  seats  intervening  between 
it  and  the  aisle.  Every  building  used  for  the  purpose  of  public  entertainment 
shall  have  at  least  one  stand-pipe  and  water-plug  connected  with  the  water  pipes 
of  the  city  placed  on  the  stage  or  platform,  or  in  its  immediate  vicinity,  the  same 
to  be  put  in  under  the  direction  and  to  the  satisfaction  of  the  Chief  of  the  Fire 
Force.  Hose,  with  nozzle,  shall  be  attached  to  such  stand-pipe,  and  said  hose  shall 
be  of  sufficient  length  to  extend  to  the  farthest  limit  of  such  building,  and  shall  be 
kept  in  good  order  and  ready  for  use  at  all  times. 

Sec.  4.  The  face  of  any  pilaster,  column,  window  or  door  dressing  above  the 
main  water  table  shall  not  project  beyond  the  line  of  lot.  Balconies,  or  bay,  or 
aerial  windows  shall  not  have  the  bodies  of  such  windows  or  balconies  built  over 
the  street  line  more  than  three  (3)  feet;  and  no  part  of  such  window  or  balcony 
shall  be  at  a  less  height  than  twelve  (12)  feet  above  the  grade  of  sidewalk  in  busi- 
ness buildings,  and  not  less  than  ten  (10)  in  dwelling  houses. 

Sec.  5.  It  shall  be  unlawful  to  maintain  any  chimney  flue,  fire-place  or  heat- 
ing apparatus  on  any  premises  when,  in  the  opinion  of  the  Building  Inspector, 
they  shall  be  dangerous  or  unsafe  by  reason  of  endangering  the  buildings  on  said 
or  adjoining  premises  by  fire  or  otherwise.  In  all  such  cases  the  Inspector  shall 
at  once  notify,  in  writing,  the  owner,  agent  or  other  party  having  an  interest  in 
said  premises,  and  shall  require  him  to  make  the  same  safe ;  and  upon  the  neglect 
of  said  person  so  notified  to  comply  with  the  provisions  of  said  notices  for  a  period 
of  15  days  after  the  service  of  said  notice  upon  him,  he  shall  be  subject  to  a  fine  of 
not  less  than  one  dollar,  and  not  more  than  fifty  dollars,  and  each  day's  continuance 
of  such  violation  shall  constitute  a  separate  offense. 

Sec.  6.  Every  exterior  cornice  of  gutter  on  brick,  stone  or  iron  buildings  that 
may  hereafter  be  damaged  by  fire  or  the  elements  to  a  greater  extent  than  one-half 
of  the  whole  value  thereof  shall  be  taken  down,  and  if  replaced  shall  be  con- 
structed in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance. 


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Sec.  7.  Foundation  walls  for  frame  dwelling  houses  shall  not  be  less  than 
eight  (8)  inches  thick,  and  for  one-story  dwelling  nouses  not  less  than  twelve  (12) 
inches  below  the  surface  of  ground,  and  for  two  story  dwelling  houses  not  less  than 
eighteen  (18)  inches  below  the  surface  of  ground. 

Sec.  8.  Amend  section  29  of  an  ordinance  entitled,  "An  ordinance  creating 
the  office  of  Building  Inspector,  defining  the  powers  and  duties  attached  thereto," 
passed  May  5,  1891,  and  approved  by  the  Mayor  May  7,  1891,  to  read  as  follows: 

Section  29.  All  chimneys  with  flues  larger  than  eighteen  hundred  square 
inches  shall  be  at  least  ten  (10)  feet  above  the  highest  building  within  a  radius  of 
sixty  feet.  All  smoke-stacks,  the  diameter  shall  not  be  less  than  one- tenth  of  the 
height,  and  the  fire  flue  shall  be  neatly  plastered  or  have  struck  joints. 

Sec.  9.  Amend  section  36  of  an  ordinance  entitled,  "An  ordinance  creating 
the  office  of  Building  Inspector,  defining  the  powers  and  duties  attached  thereto," 
passed  May  5,  1891,  and  approved  by  the  Mayo'r  May  7,  1891,  to  read  as  follows : 

Section  36.  All  hearths  for  fire-places  shall  rest  on  brick  trimmer  arches  not 
less  than  four  inches  thick,  the  header  kept  at  least  two  feet  from  face  of  chimney 
breast.  The  backs  of  all  fire  places  shall  not  be  lees  than  eight  inches  thick,  all 
stove-pipe  holes  to  have  proper  thimbles  and  stoppers.  All  centers  shall  be  taken 
out  under  hearths  before  the  floor  is  laid,  and  no  person  shall  lay  any  hearth  or 
any  other  than  a  brick  arch.  The  jambs  on  each  side  of  fire-place  shall  not  be 
lees  than  thirteen  (13)  inches  wide,  and  not  less  than  seventeen  (17)  inches  thick, 
and  fire-place  fronts  to  be  built  up  the  full  width  of  the  breast  to  the  bottom  of  the 
joist ;  no  wood-work  to  be  used  in  constructing  the  chimney. 

Sec.  10.  Amend  Section  6  of  an  ordinance  entitled  "An  ordinance  creating 
the  office  of  Building  Inspector,  defining  the  powers  and  duties  attached  thereto," 
etc.,  passed  May  5,  1891,  and  approved  by  the  Mayor  May  7,  1891,  to  read  as 
follows : 

Section  6.  Whenever  any  such  license  or  permit  shall  be  issued  in  accordance 
with  the  terms  of  this  ordinance,  it  shall  particularly  specify  the  space  in  the  street 
upon  the  line  of  which  such  proposed  building  fronts  that  may  be  occupied  by  the 
builders  with  building  material :  Provided,  That  no  permit  shall  be  issued  allowing 
the  use  of  a  greater  space  on  Washington  street  than  twenty-five  (25)  feet,  or  on 
any  ninety  (90)  foot  street  more  than  fifteen  (15)  feet;  but  in  no  case  shall  a 
greater  space  be  allowed  nearer  to  the  street-car  tracks  than  five  (5)  feet,  all  dis- 
tances measuring  from  the  curb  line  of  such  streets  immediately  fronting  the 
property  proposed  to  be  improved  ;  and  a  space  five  (5)  feet  wide  on  the  outer  edge 
of  sidewalks  shall  be  kept  clear  for  pedestrians,  and  from  this  line  to  the  line  of 
building  to  be  inclosed  with  a  fence  four  (4)  feet  high:  Provided,  further,  That  if  at 
any  time  the  Building  Inspector  shall  deem  it  wise  and  proper  he  is  hereby  author- 
ized and  empowered  to  make  such  modifications  of  or  add  such  new  terms  to  the 
conditions  set  forth  in  this  section  with  reference  to  the  space  of  streets  to  be 
occupied  by  building  material  as  he  may  deem  proper.  No  permit  shall  be  issued 
allowing  the  placing  of  any  building  materials  in  any  street,  alley  or  gutter  in  such 
a  manner  as  to  obstruct  the  free  passage  of  vehicles  or  to  hinder  the  free  passage  of 
persons  or  water  upon  or  along  any  street,  alley  or  gutter. 

Sec.  11.  Amend  Section  20  of  an  ordinance  entitled  "An  ordinance  creating 
the  office  of  Building  Inspector,  defining  the  powers  and  duties  attached  thereto," 
passed  May  5,  1891,  and  approved  by  the  Mayor  May  7, 1891,  to  read  as  follows : 

Section  20.  Brick  or  stone  business  buildings  more  than  two  stories  high, 
having  flat  roofs,  shall  have  their  party  walls  carried  two  (2)  feet  above  the  roof, 
forming  fire  walls  not  less  than  twelve  (12)  inches  thick,  and  must  have  a  coping, 
to  be  either  galvanized  iron,  stone  or  terra  cotta.  All  other  outside  and  inside 
walls  shall  extend  their  full  thickness  to  the  under  side  of  roof  sheathing.  No 
wood  cornices  or  lookouts  shall  be  allowed  on  business  buildings  which  are  more 
than  two  stories  in  height. 

It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person  or  persons  to  move  any  frame  building 
from  one  place  to  another  within  the  fire  limits  of  the  city  without  the  permission 
of  the  Building  Inspector,  all  other  laws  having  been  complied  with :  Provided, 
That  such  person  or  persons  shall  have  the  right  of  appeal  to  the  Board  of  Public 
Works. 

Sec.  12.     Amend  Section  23  of  an  ordinance  entitled  "An  ordinance  creating 


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the  office  of  Building  Inspector,  defining  the  powers  and  duties  attached  thereto," 
passed  May  5,  1891,  and  approved  by  the  Mayor  May  7,  1891,  to  read  as  follows: 

Section  23.  In  brick  or  stone  two-story  dwelling  houses  the  inner  and  outer 
walls  of  basement  shall  be  of  brick  or  stone;  partition  or  division  walls  above  the 
basement  story  may  be  of  wood. 

Sec.  13.  Amend  Section  24  of  an  ordinance  entitled  "An  ordinance  creating 
the  office  of  Building  Inspector,  defining  the  powers  and  duties  attached  thereto," 
passed  May  5,  1891,  and  approved  by  the  Mayor  May  7,  1891,  to  read  as  follows: 

Section  24.  In  brick  or  stone  three- story  dwelling  houses  no  outside  walls 
above  the  basement  shall  be  less  than  twelve  (12)  inches  thick;  division  or  parti- 
tion walls  must  be  of  brick,  nine  (9)  inches,  or  equivalent  hollow  tile  construction, 
in  the  first  story,  and  may  be  of  frame  in  upper  stories. 

The  Building  Inspector  is  hereby  empowered  and  directed  to  order  the  placing 
of  safety  gates  or  other  protection  at  all  elevator  openings  above  the  first  floor. 
He  is  also  empowered  to  order  such  other  repairs  made  to  elevators  as  in  his  judg- 
ment may  be  necessary. 

Sec.  14.  Where  not  otherwise  provided  for  all  persons  violating  the  provi- 
sions of  this  ordinance  shall  be  subject  to  the  penalties  prescribed  in  the  ordinance 
creating  the  office  of  Building  luspector,  passed  May  5,  1891,  and  approved  by  the 
Mayor  May  7,  1891. 

Sec.  15.  All  ordinances  and  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  with  this  ordi- 
nance are  hereby  repealed. 

Sec.  16.  This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  from  and  after  its  passage  and  pub- 
lication in  pamphlet  form  by  the  Board  of  Public  Safety,  and  said  Board  is  also 
directed  to  embody  in  said  publication  such  parts  of  the  ordinance  creating  the 
office  of  Building  Inspector,  passed  May  5,  1891,  as  are  not  effected  by  this  ordi- 
nance, and  copies  of  such  pamphlet  shall  be  constantly  kept  on  hand  for  distribu- 
tion among  persons  desiring  the  same. 

Mr.  McGill  moved  that  the  committee  rise  and  report  progress  to  the 
Council. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

M.   J.   MURPHY, 

Chairman. 
Attest :     R.  J.   Abrams, 
Clerk. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  G.   O.   No.    n,    1892,  be  taken  up  and  read 
a  second  time. 

Mr.  McGill  moved  that  the  Council  do  now  adjourn. 
Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  13 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Mc- 
Gill, McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  Sherer. 

Nays  7 — viz. :  Councilmen  Colter,  Gasper,  Laut,  Linn,  Ryan,  White  and 
President  Murphy. 


President. 


Attest 


City  Clerk. 


June  2,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,   ind.  113 


SPECIAL    MEETING. 

Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  ) 
June  2,  1892.  f 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber  Thursday  evening,  June  2,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  special  session, 
pursuant  to  the  following  call : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  June  2,  1892. 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind. : 

Gentlemen — You  are  hereby  called  and  notified  to  meet  in  special  session  at 
the  Council  Chamber  this  Thursday  evening,  June  2,  1892,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  to 
take  action  on  an  ordinance  ratifying  the  action  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  in 
approving  the  transfer  of  the  city  lighting  contract  from  the  Indianapolis  Brush 
Electric  Light  and  Power  Company  to  the  Indianapolis  Light  and  Power  Company. 

M.  J .  Murphy, 

President. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  13  members,  viz.  :  Messrs.  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello, 
Gasper,  Gauss,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and 
Young. 

Absent,  8 — viz.  :  Councilmen  Colter,  Holloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill, 
McGuffin,  Puryear  and  Sherer. 

REPORTS,  ETC.,    FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 

The  Clerk  submitted  the  following  report: 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  June  2,  1892. 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council  : 

Gentlemen — On  May  23,  1892,  the  Indianapolis  Light  and  Power  Company 
filed  its  acceptance  of  G.  O.  No.  44,  1888. 

Respectfully, 

E.  J.  Abrams, 

City  Clerk. 


REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 


Department  of  Public  Works, 
Office  of  the  Board 
Indianapolis,  June 


,       } 

1, 1892.  J 


To  the  Honorable,  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council, 

City  of  Indianapolis  : 
Gentlemen — We  beg  to  herewith  submit,  to  you  for  your  consideration  and 
approval  "  An  ordinance  relating  to  the  sale,  assignment  and  transfer  to  the  Indi- 
anapolis Light  and  Power  Com^panjpjSy  the  Iri4ianapote§  Br^ish  Electric  Light  and 


114  journal  of  common  council.  [Special  Meeting 

Power  Company  of  all  its  rights,  title  and  interest  to  and  in  a  certain  contract 
heretofore  made  by  and  between  the  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power 
Company,  party  of  the  first  part,  and  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  party  of  the  second 
part,  to-wit :  On  the  14th  day  of  March,  1892,  and  approved  by  General  Ordi- 
nance No.  16,  1892,  signed  by  the  Mayor  of  said  city  April  22,  1892,  which  con- 
tract relates  to  the  construction  and  maintenance  of  an  electric  light  and  power 
plant,  etc." 

Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 

A.  SCHEKRER, 

Board  of  Public  Works. 
Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL   AND    SPECIAL   ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
introduced : 

By  Board  of  Public  Works : 

General  Ordinance  No.  25,  1892.  An  ordinance  relating  to  the  sale,  assign- 
ment and  transfer  to  the  Indianapolis  Light  and  Power  Company  by  the  Indian- 
apolis Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Company,  of  all  its  rights,  title  and  in- 
terest to  and  in  a  certain  contract  heretofore  made  by  and  between  the  Indianap- 
olis Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Company,  party  of  the  first  part,  and  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  party  of  the  second  part,  to-wit:  On  the  14th  day  of  March, 
1892,  and  approved  by  General  Ordinance  No.  16,  1892.  Signed  by  the  Mayor  of 
said  city  April  22,  1892.  Which  contract  relates  to  the  construction  and  main- 
tenance of  an  Electric  Light  and  Power  Plant,  etc. 

Mr.  Gasper  moved  to  refer  G.  O.  No.  25,  1892,  to  the  Committee  on 
Contracts  and  Franchises,  with  instructions  to  report  at  the  next  meeting 
of  the  Council. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann  the  Common  Council,  at  8:45  o'clock 
p.  m.,  adjourned.  - 


President. 


Attest:  // 1/    x/  r 

^f  City  Clerk. 


June  6,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  115 


REGULAR  MEETING. 

Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  \ 
June  6,  1892.  j 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber  Monday  evening,  June  6,  at  8  o'clock  p.~m.,  in  regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  16  members,  viz.:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Costello, 
Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer  and  White. 

Absent,  5 — viz:     Messrs.  Cooper,  Laut,  McGill,  Puryear  and  Young. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council  for 
the  special  meeting,  held  Thursday,  June  2,  1892,  whereupon  Council- 
man Ryan  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


communications,  etc,  from  mayor. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication : 

Executive  Department,  Indianapolis,  \ 
June  6,  1892.  f 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  : 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  General  Ordinance  No.  21,  passed  at  your 
session  held  May  21,  1892.  Respectfully  submitted, 

Thomas  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


reports,  etc,  from  city  officers. 
\   « 

To  the  Honorable,  the  Common -Council  qfitfOk  City  of  Indianapolis  :\ 

Gentlemen — I  beg  to  call  your  attention  to  a  letter  handed  you  herewith 
from  the  Board  of  Public  Health  and  Charities,  asking  for  an  appropriation  of 
$2,000.00  for  the  purpose  of  enabling  them  to  make  repairs  on  the  City  Hospital 
building  and  grounds.    I  respectfully  recommend  that  said  appropriation  be  made. 

Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 

City  Comptroller. 


116  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

To  W.  W.  Woollen,  City  Comptroller: 

Dear  Sir  :  The  Board  of  Public  Health  would  request  an  additional  appro- 
priation of  $2,000.00  for  Hospital  repairs,  of  which  the  following  is  an  estimate. 

Painting  and  carpenter  work $1,000  00 

Bath  tubs 300  00 

Ventilators 100  00 

Fence 600  00 

Total $2,000  00 

Bespectfully, 

Frank  A.  Morrison, 
Geo.  J.  Cook, 
Allison  Maxwell. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 

To  the  Honorable,  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Gentlemen — I  respectfully  call  your  attention  to  the  accompanying  letter 
from  the  Board  of  Public  Works  to  me  asking  for  an  appropriation  of  $1,800  for 
the  purpose  of  placing  signs  upon  the  corners  of  streets. 
I  recommend  that  the  appropriation  be  made. 
Bespectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 

City  Comptroller. 

W.  W.  Woollen,  Esq.,  City  Comptroller,  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Dear  Sir — We  find  it  necessary  to  replace  street  signs  in  the  streets  of  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  which  will  require  the  placing  of  about  5,000  signs,  the  cost 
of  which  will  be  $1,800.  This  will  put  signs  at  the  intersection  of  all  streets  in 
the  city. 

We  respectfully  request  that  you  procure  for  us  from  the  Common  Council  an 
appropriation  in  the  sum  of  $1,800,  the  same  to  be  used  for  the  purpose  above 
named. 

Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 

A.    SCHERRER, 

M.  M.  Defrees, 
Board  of  Public  Works. 
Read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 


REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 

Department  of  Public  Works,         \ 
Indianapolis,  June  3,  1892.  J 

To  the  Honorable  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council, 

City  of  Indianapolis : 
Gentlemen — We  beg  to  herewith  submit  to  you  for  your  consideration  and 
approval  "An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  Otto  Stechan  the 
right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  across  Han  way  street,  in  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  Indiana." 

Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 
A.  Scherrer, 
M.  M.  Defrees, 
Board  of  Public  Works. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


June  6,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  117 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Ryan,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises, 
to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  25,  1892,  "An  ordinance  relating  to 
the  sale,  assignment  and  transfer  to  the  Indianapolis  Light  and  Power 
Company  by  the  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power  Company 
of  all  its  rights,  title  and  interest  to  and  in  a  certain  contract  heretofore 
made  by  and  between  the  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light  and  Power 
Company,  party  of  the  first  part,  and  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  party  of 
the  second  part,  to  wit,  on  the  14th  day  of  March,  1892,  signed  by  the 
Mayor  of  said  city  April  22,  1892,  which  contract  relates  to  the  con- 
struction and  maintenance  of  an  electric  light  and  power  plant,"  etc., 
made  the  following  report : 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen— Your  committee  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  25  have  had 
the  same  under  consideration,  and  do  most  respectfully  recommend  that  the  said 
ordinance  No.  25  do  pass. 

P.  J.  Kyan, 

H.    F.    HOLLORAN, 

E.  J.  Sherer, 

Chas.  A.  Gauss, 
Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Colter,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Property  and  Im- 
provements, to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  22,  1892,  "An  ordinance 
authorizing  and  providing  for  the  sale  and  conveyance  of  what  is  known 
as  the  Pest  House  property,  belonging  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and 
situated  north  of  Fall  Creek,  the  same  being  lots  10,  11  and  12  in  Brook's 
subdivision  of  a  part  of  the  southwest  quarter  of  section  35,  township  16, 
range  3  east,  in  Marion  County,  Indiana,"  made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  June  — ,  1892. 
Mr.  President: 

Your  Committee  on  Public  Property  and  Improvements,  to  whom  was  referred 
General  Ordinance  No.  22,  1892,  relating  to  the  sale  of  what  is  known  as  the  Pest 
House  propery,  have  had  the  same  under  consideration  and  would  recommend 
that  section  1  of  said  ordinance  be  amended  by  adding  to  the  close  of  said  section 
the  following :      ^ 

"  Provided,  That  before  the  property  herein  described  shall  be  sold  or  conveyed, 
or  any  steps  taken  preliminary  to  such  sale  or  conveyance,  all  the  buildings  and 
outhouses  heretofore  erected  and  now  being  on  said  property  shall  be  entirely 
burned  and  destroyed,  and  it  is  hereby  made  the  duty  of  the  Board  of  Health  of 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  to  forthwith  destroy  said  buildings  by  fire,  as  herein  pro- 
vided, and  to  make  report  thereof  to  the  Mayor  of  said  city." 


118  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

And  your  committee  recommends  that  when  section  1  of  said  ordinance  be  so 
amended  that  said  ordinance  do  pass. 

George  E.  C  olter, 
Frederick  Schrader, 

Committee. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  McGuffin,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Elections,  to  whom  was 
referred  the  following  communication : 

Office  of  Public  Schools,  \ 

Indianapolis,  May  16,  1892.  ]* 

Hon.  Randall  J.  Abrams,  Clerk  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Dear  Sir — The  election  for  School  Commissioners  of  the  City  of  Indianap- 
olis will  be  held  June  11,  1892,  being  the  second  Saturday,  in  the  districts  at  the 
voting  places  as  follows. 

District  No.  4 — At  the  School  House  on  the  corner  of  Michigan  and  Blackford 
streets. 

District  No.  7 — At  the  School  House  on  the  corner  of  Bates  and  Benton  streets. 
District  No.  8 — At  the  School  House  on  the  corner  of  Virginia  avenue  and 
Huron  street. 

Very  respectfully, 

Emma  B.  Ridenour, 
Assistant  Secretary  of  Board  of  School  Commissioners. 

Made  the  following  report : 

May  6,  1892. 

To  the  Honorable,  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee,  to  whom  was  referred  the  communication 
from  the  Board  of  School  Commissioners,  beg  to  submit  the  following  resolution : 

Resolved,  That  the  following  named  persons  be,  and  are,  hereby  appointed  as 
inspectors  and  judges  of  the  election  to  be  held  in  the  following  School  Commis- 
sioners' districts : 

District  No.  4 — Inspector,  P.  H.  McNellis. 

J^{J:hhnWhpZe, 
District  No.  7 — Inspector,  Dan  Foley. 
T    ,         (  Dan  E.  Kirk, 
juoges  \John  L  McFarland. 
District  No.  8—  Inspector,  Henry  Stotle. 
T,,j„«n  /  George  Lutz, 
JudSes  J  Maurice  Quill. 

John  B.  McGuffin, 
H.  M.  Latjt, 
Thos.  B.  Linn, 

Committee. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

And  the  resolution  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  16 — viz.:  Council  men  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gau9s,  Holloran, 
Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Kassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 


June  6,  1892.]  city  of  indianapolts,   ind.  119 

Mr.  Sherer,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Safety  and  Com- 
fort, to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  23,  1892,  "  An  ordinance  con- 
cerning the  prevention  of  fire,"  made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  June  6, 1892. 
Mr.  President: 

Your  Committee  on  Public  Safety  and  Comfort,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O. 
No.  23,  1892,  have  had  the  same  under  consideration,  and  recommend  that  the 
same  be  amended  by  inserting  after  section  1,  the  following:  "  Between  the  hours 
of  5  p.  m.  and  9  A.  m,"  and  when  so  amended  that  the  ordinance  do  pass. 

E.  J.  Sherer, 
J.  E.  Allen. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL   ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances  were 
introduced : 

By  Board  of  Public  Works : 

G.  O.  No.  26,  1892.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting 
Otto  Stechhan  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  sidetrack  across  Hanway 
street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Olsen,  the  rules  were  suspended  for  the  purpose  of 
placing  G.  O.  No.  26,  1892,  on  its  final  passage,  which  was  adopted  by 
the  following  vote : 

Ayes  16 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Kassmann,  Eyan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays— None. 

G.  O.  No.  26,  1892,  was  read  the  second  time,  ordered  engrossed, 
read  the  third  time  and  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  16 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Eassmann,  Eyan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

By  Mr.  Ryan : 

G.  O.  No.  27,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  of  riding  gal- 
leries, flying  dutchman,  or  merry-go-round,  or  other  similar  devices. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Morals. 


120  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

Mr.  Gasper  offered  the  following  resolution  ; 

Resolved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  City  Comp- 
troller be  and  is  hereby  authorized  and  directed  to  pay  out  of  funds  heretofore  ap- 
propriated by  the  Council  to  the  Department  of  Finance  for  incidental  expense 
of  City  Officers,  such  sums  or  sum  as  may  be  approved  by  Councilmen  Gasper,  Ryan 
and  White,  or  a  majority  of  them,  for  the  expense  of  procuring  hacks  for  the  city 
officers  on  Memorial  Day  to  attend  the  decoration  ceremonies  at  Crown  Hill 
Cemetery. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  16 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Linn,  McGffiun,  Olsen,  Eassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

Mr.  McGuffin  offered  the  following  resolution : 

Resolved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  City  Clerk 
notify  the  Inspectors  and  Judges  of  Fourth,  Seventh  and  Eighth  School  Districts 
of  their  appointment  as  such. 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  16 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

Mr.  Rassmann  offered  the  following  petition : 

We,  the  undersigned  manufacturers  and  steam  users,  located  in  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis, Marion  County,  Indiana,  do  hereby  petition  and  request  the  Honorable 
Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  said  city ; 

Whereas,  We  desire  to  state  that  we  are  not  in  favor  of  having  an  inspector 
appointed  for  the  inspection  of  steam  boilers.  Our  boilers  are  now  inspected  at 
stated  intervals,  by  thorough  and  practical  inspectors.  These  inspections  we  know 
are  first-class,  and  we  think  the  city  inspection  service  would  be  an  unnecessary 
expense  as  well  as  an  imposition  upon  the  manufacturers  and  steam  users  in  gen- 
eral, as  well  as  the  tax  payiDg  public. 

Which  was  signed  by  Kingan  &  Co.  and  no  other  steam  users. 
Which  was  read  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Public  Safety  and 
Comfort. 


June  6,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  121 


ORDINANCES   ON   SECOND   READING. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Ryan,  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
taken  up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read  the  third 
time : 

G.  O.  No.  25, 1892.  An  ordinance  relating  to  the  sale,  assignment  and  transfer 
to  the  Indianapolis  Light  and  Power  Company,  by  the  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric 
Light  and  Power  Company  of  all  its  rights,  title  and  interest  to  and  in  a  certain 
contract  heretofore  made  by  and  between  the  Indianapolis  Brush  Electric  Light 
and  Power  Company,  party  of  the  first  part,  and  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  party 
of  the  second  part,  to-wit,  on  the  14th  day  of  March,  1892.  And  approved  by  G. 
O.  No.  16,  1892.  Signed  by  the  mayor  of  said  city  April  22,  1892.  Which  con- 
tract relates  to  the  construction  and  maintenance  of  an  Electric  Light  and  Power 
Plant,  etc.,  etc. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  15 — viz  :  Councilmen  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Linn, 
McGuffin,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  President 
Murphy. 

Nays  1 — viz.:     Councilman  Allen. 

On  motion  of  Councilman  Colter  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
taken  up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read  the  third 
time: 

G.  O.  No.  22,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  and  providing  for  the  sale  and 
conveyance  of  what  is  known  as  the  Pest  House  property,  belonging  to  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  situated  north  of  Fall  Creek,  the  same  being  lots  10,  11  and  12 
in  Brook's  subdivision  of  a  part  of  the  southwest  quarter  of  section  35,  township 
16,  range  3  east,  in  Marion  County,  Indiana. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  16 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays— None. 

Mr.  Rassmann  called  up  G.  O.  No.  18,  1892,  "An  ordinance  to  pro 
vide  for  licensing  riding  galleries,"  etc.,  on  its  final  passage. 
The  question  being  on  the  passage  of  G.  O.  No.  18,  1892 
Which  failed  for  want  of  a  constitutional  majority  by  the  following 
vote: 

Ayes  9 — viz. :  Councilmen  Colter,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Linn,  Rassmann,  Schrader, 
Sherer,  White  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  7 — viz.:  Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Holloran,  Linn.  McGutfin,  Olsen, 
Ryan  and  Schmidt. 

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122  journal  of  common  council  [Regular  Meeting 

On  Motion  of  Mr.  Costello  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was  taken 
up  and  read  second  time : 


G.  O.  No.  18,  1892.     An  ordinance  to  repeal  section  7  of  an  ordinance  regu- 
*  lating  the  disposition  of  dead  animals  and  animal  oflal  and  blood  in  the  City  of 

Indianapolis,  and  within  two  miles  of  the  corporate  limits  of  said  city,  and  upon 
what  is  known  as  the  Sellers'  Farm,  ordained  August  20,  1878. 


Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  18,  1892,  be  stricken  from  the  files. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Thereupon  G.  O.  No.  18,  1892,  was  stricken  from  the  files  by  the  fol- 


lowing vote: 

i  - 

Ayes  16 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran, 
Linn,  McGuffio,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Kyan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and 
President  Murphy. 


Nays — None. 

Mr.  McGuffin  moved  that  the  Council  do  now  adjourn. 
Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  10 — viz  :     Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Mc- 
Guffin, Olsen,  Rassmann,  Schmidt  and  Sherer. 

Nays  6 — viz  :     Councilmen  Colter,  Linn,  Ryan,  Schrader,  White  and  Presi- 
dent Marphy. 

The  Common  Council,  at  9:45  oj  clock  p.  m.,  adjourned. 


President. 


-&*&*. 


City  Clerk. 


July  1$,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  128 


REGULAR  MEETING. 

Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  ) 
July  1 8,  1892.  J 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber  Monday  evening,  July  18,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Emil  C.  Rassman,  President  pro  tern,  of  Common  Coun- 
cil, in  the  Chair,  and  14  members,  viz.:  Messrs.  Allen,  Cooper,  Cos- 
tello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Laut,  Linn,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,  Schrader  and  White. 

Absent  7 — viz.:  Messrs.  Holloran,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Sherer,  Young 
and  President  Murphy. 

'Ihe  (.  lerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council  for 
the  regular  session  held  Monday,  July  18,  1892,  whereupon  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 

communications,  etc.,  from  mayor. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 

Executive  Department,  \ 

City  of  Inianapolis,  \ 

Indianapolis,  July  18,  1892.  J 
To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  General  Ordinances  Nos.  22,  25  and  26;  alao 
Resolutions  Nos.  3  and  4,  passed  at  your  session  held  June  «3,  1892. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

T.  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 
Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minut.es. 

RERORTS,    ETC  ,    FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 

Communication  from  City  Comptroller: 

Department  of  Finance,  \ 

Office  of  City  Comptroller,  \ 

Indianapolis,  July  7,  1892.  J 
To  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — I  respectfully  recommend  that  you  order  the  transfers  of  the 
following  sums  from  the  accounts  named  to  those  also  named  : 

From  the  account  of  cisterns  to  that  of  sewers,  one  thousand  dollars.  From 
the  account  of  Incidental  Expenses  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  to  that  of  City 
Hall,  three  hundred  dollars.  Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 

City  Comptroller. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 


124  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 


REPORTS  OF  OFFICIAL  BOARD. 

Department  of  Public  Works, 

Office  of  the  Board, 

Indianapolis,  July  18,  1892 


.} 


lo  the  Honorable,  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council, 

City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — We  herewith  transmit  to  you  "An  ordinance  approving  a  cer- 
tain contract,  granting  the  Indianapolis  Light  and  Power  Company  the  right  to 
lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  across  the  intersection  of  Kentucky  Avenue 
and  Missouri  Street,  and  along  and  upon  the  south  side  of  Louisiana  Street,  from 
the  west  property  line  of  Kentucky  Avenue  to  a  point  109  feet  east  of  the  east  line 
of  West  Street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,"  for  consideration  and  action 
thereon. 

Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 

A.  SCHERRER, 

M.  M.  Defrees, 
Board  of  Public  Works. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


REPORTS,  ETC.,   FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Rassmann,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom  was 
referred  the  following : 

Department  of  Finance,  1 

Office  of  City  Comptroller,      > 

Indianapolis,  April  27,  1892.  J 

To  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — On  the  15th  of  last  December  I  sent  a  communication  to  the 
late  Council,  in  the  following  words:  "  The  County  Auditor,  of  Marion  County, 
has  filed  a  bill  against  the  city  for  $8,873.90,  the  city's  portion  of  the  cost  of  assess- 
ing her  property  for  1890.  I  find,  by  examining  the  records  in  the  office  of  the 
City  Clerk,  that  the  city  is  one  year  behind  in  paying  the  cost  of  assessing  her 
property,  and  has  been  since  1887.  On  the  28th  of  last  April  the  city  paid  the 
county  $8,217.59,  which  was  allowed  by  the  Council,  December  8,  1890.  At  the 
commencement  of  the  present  fiscal  year  I  asked  for  an  appropriation  of  $2.500 — 
the  amount  fixed  by  law — to  pay  for  the  assessing  the  property  of  1891,  which  was 
granted.  But  the  cost  of  assessing  for  1890  is  unprovided  for.  I  therefore  recom- 
mend that  your  honorable  body  appropriate  $8,873.90  to  the  Department  of 
Finance  to  enable  it  to  pay  the  bill  named  above." 

I  respectfully  call  your  attention  to  the  above  communication.  The  lat^ 
Council  took  no  action  of  it  after  it  was  received. 

Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 

City  Comptroller, 


July  18,  1891J  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  125 

Executive  Department,  1 

City  of  Indianapolis,  V 

Indianapolis, ,   1892.  ) 

To  W.  W.  Woollen,  City  Comptroller: 

Dear  Sir — The  Board  of  Public  Health  would  request  an  additional  appro- 
priation of  $2,000  for  hospital  repairs,  of  which  the  following  is  an  estimate : 

Painting  and  carpenter  work $1,000 

Bath  tubs n. 300 

Ventilators 100 

Fence .       600 

Total $2,000 

Respectfully, 

Frank  A.  Morrison, 
George  J.  Cook, 
Allison  Maxwell. 


Department  of  Finance, 

Office  of  City  Comptroller 
Indianapolis,  May  28,  1892 


92.  J 


To  the  Honorable,  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — I  bet?  to  call  your  attention  to  a  letter  handed  you  herewith 
from  the  Board  of  Public  Health  and  Charities,  asking  for  an  appropriation  of 
$2,000  for  the  purpose  of  enabling  them  to  make  repairs  on  the  City  Hospital 
building  and  grounds.    I  respectfully  recommend  that  said  appropriation  be  made. 

Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen. 

City  Comptroller. 


Department  of  Public  Works, 

Office  of  the  Board, 

Indianapolis,  June  1,  1892 


.1 


W.  W.  Woollen,  Esq.,  City  Comptroller,  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Dear  Sir — We  find  it  necessary  to  replace  street  signs  in  the  streets  of  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  which  will  require  the  placing  of  about  5,000  signs,  the  cost 
of  which  will  be  $1,800.  This  will  put  signs  at  the  intersection  of  all  streets  in  the 
city. 

We  respectfully  request  that  you  procure,  for  us,  from  the  Common  Council, 
an  appropriation  in  the  sum  of  $1,800;  the  same  to  be  used  for  the  purpose  above 
named.  Very  respectfully, 

i.  W.  Conduitt, 

A.  SCHERRER, 

M.  M.  Defrees, 
Board  of  Public  Works. 

Department  of  Finance,  ~| 

Office  of  City  Comptroller,  Y 

Indianapolis,  June  2,  1892.  j 

To  the  Honorable  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Gentlemen — I  respectfully  call  your  attention  to  the  accompaning  letter 
from  the  Board  of  Public  Works  to  me  asking  for  an  appropriation  of  $1,800  for 
the  purpose  of  placing  signs  upon  the  corners  of  streets.  I  recommend  that  the 
appropriation  be  made.  Respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woolen, 

City  Comptroller. 


126  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

Made  the  following  reports  : 

Mr.  President: 

Your  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom  was  referred  the  several  recommenda- 
tions of  the  City  Comptroller,  viz. : 

First.  The  recommendation  for  an  appropriation  of  $8,873.90,  with  which  to 
pay  Marion  County  for  assessing  the  real  and  personal  property  for  the  year  1887. 

Second.     The  recommendation  for  an  appropriation  of  $1,800  for  street  signs. 

Third.  The  recommendation  for  an  appropriation  of  $2,000  for  City  Hospital 
repairs. 

Beg  leave  to  report  that  we  have  considered  the  several  items  above  and  recom- 
mend that  the  several  sums  be  appropriated. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Emil  C.  Rassmann, 
P.  J.  Ryan, 
J.  L.  Gasper, 
Jas.  H.  Costello, 
W.H.Cooper, 
H.  W.  Laut. 

Mr.  President: 

Your  committee,  to  whom  was  referred  the  communication  recommending  the 
transfer  of  certain  sums  of  money  from  one  fund  to  another,  in  order  that  the  money 
may  be  put  in  use  and  not  lay  in  funds  which  are  not  called  upon  during  the 
present  fiscal  year,  do  respectfully  recommend  that  the  same  do  pass. 

Emil  C.  Rassmann, 
P.  J.  Ryan, 
H.  W.  Laut, 
J.  L.  Gasper, 
W.  H.  Cooper, 
J.  R.  Allen, 
Jas.  H.  Costello. 

Which  were  concurred  in. 

Mr.  White,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Morals,  to  whom 
was  referred  G.  O.  No.  27,  1892,  "An  ordinance  providing  for  the 
licensing  and  regulation  of  riding  galleries,  flying  Dutchmen  or  merry, 
go-rounds,  or  other  similar  devices,"  made  the  following  report : 

July  18,  1892. 
Mr.  President: 

Your  Committee  on  Public  Morals,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  27,  1892,, 
respectfully  report  that  they  have  had  the  same  under  consideration,  a?  d  recom- 
mend thai  section  2  of  said  ordinance  be  so  amended  as  to  make  the  licence  fee 
fifteen  dollars  instead  of  twenty-five  dollars,  and  when  so  amended  that  the  ordi- 
nance do  pass.  Respectfully  submitted, 

J.  F.  White, 
C.  A.  Gauss, 
Thos.  B.  Linn. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


July  18,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,   ind.  127 


APPROPRIATION    ORDINANCES. 

The  City  Comptroller,  through  Councilman  Rassmann,  introduced  the 
following  Appropriation  Ordinance: 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  5,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  twelve 
thousand  six  hundred  and  seventy-three  dollars  and  ninety  cents  ($12,673.90)  for 
tiie  needs  of  certain  departments  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  the  constitutional  rules  be  suspended  for  the 
purpose  of  placing  Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  5,  1892,  on  its  final 
passage. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  14 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Laut,  Linn, 
Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  White. 

Nays — None. 

Thereupon  Appropriation  Ordinance  Nro.  5,  1892,  was  read  second 
time ;  ordered  engrossed ;  read  third  time  and  passed  by  the  following 
vote  : 

Ayes  14 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello  Gasper,  Gauss,  Laut,  Linn, 
Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  White. 

Nays — None. 

The  City  Comptroller,  through  Councilman  Rassmann,  introduced  the 
following  Appropriation  Ordinance : 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  6,  1892.  An  ordinance  entitled  :  An  ordinance 
authorizing  the  City  Comptroller  and  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis  to  transfer  the  sum  of  one  thousand  dollars  from  the  account  of  cis- 
terns to  the  accounts  of  sewers,  and  the  sum  of  three  hundred  dollars  from  the  ac- 
counts of  incidental  expenses  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  to  the  account  of  City 
Hall. 

Read  first  time. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  the  constitutional  rules  be  suspended  for  the 
purpose  of  placing  Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  6,  1892,  on  its  final 
passage. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  14 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Laut, 
Linn,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  White. 

Nays — None. 


128  journal  of  common  council  [Regular  Meeting 

Thereupon  Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  6,  1892,  was  read  second 
time ;  ordered  engrossed ;  read  third  time  and  passed  by  the  following 
vote: 

Ayes   14 — viz.:    Councilmen   Allen,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,   Gauss,  Laut, 
Linn,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  White. 

Nays — None. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL   ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances  were 
introduced : 

By  Board  of  Public  Works : 

G.  O.  No.  28,  1892.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract,  granting  the 
Indianapolis  Light  and  Power  Company  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or 
side  track  across  the  intersection  of  Kentucky  Avenue  and  Missouri  Street,  and 
along  and  upon  the  south  side  of  Louisiana  Street,  from  the  west  property  line  of 
Kentucky  Avenue  to  a  point  109  feet  east  of  the  east  line  of  West  Street,  in  the 
city  of  Indianapolis. 

Mr.  Gauss  offered  the  following  motion  • 

Moved,  that  the  contract  for  the  switch  for  the  Indianapolis  Light  and  Power 
Company  be  referred  back  to  the  Board  of  Public  Works,  with  the  request  that  the 
contract  be  drawn  so  the  switch  will  start  at  the  west  side  of  Missouri  and  Lou- 
isiana instead  of  the  east  side  of  Missouri. 

C.  A.  Gauss. 


Which  motion  was  adopted. 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Ryan,  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
taken  up;  read  second  time  : 

G.  O.  No.  27,  1892.     An  .ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  of  merry-go- 
rounds,  etc. 

Mr.  White  offered  the  following  amendment  to  G.  O.  No.  27,  1892  : 

I  move  to  amend  section  2,  line  2,  by  striking  out  the  word  25  and  inserting  in 
lieu  thereof  the  word  15.  White. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  27,  1892,  be  ordered  engrossed,  read 
third  time  and  placed  on  its  final  passage. 
Which  motion  was  adopted. 
The  question  being  on  the  passage  of  G.  O.  No.  27,  1892. 


July  18,  1802.]  gity  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  129 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  14 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Laut, 
Linn,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Eyan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  arid  White. 

Nays — None. 

MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

Mr.  Laut  offered  the  following  motion : 

Moved  that  the  City  Civil  Engineer  be  instructed  to  request  the  contractors 
having  the  contract  on  South  Street,  between  Noble  and  East  Streets,  to  finish  set- 
ting curbing  and  make  crossings  safe. 

Laut. 

Which  motion  was  adopted 

Mr.  White  offered  the  following  motion  : 

Whereas,  The  Common  Council  on  March  16,  1891,  passed  an  ordinance  di- 
recting, authorizing  and  empowering  the  City  Attorney  to  employ  such  assistance, 
at  the  expense  of  the  city,  as  may  be  necessary  to  make  a  complete  revision  and 
codification  of  nil  the  ordinances  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis  in  force  at  that  time, 
and  no  repot  having  ever  been  made  as  to  the  progress  of  this  work,  or  the  es- 
timated cost  of  the  same;  I,  therefore, 

Move,  That  the  Judiciary  Committee  be  instructed  to  make  an  immediate  and 
proper  examination  into  this  matter,  and  report  to  the  Common  Council  the  con- 
dition of  said  work  at  this  time,  together  with  all  other  facts  relating  thereto, 
said  report  to  be  presented  at  the  next  regular  meeting  of  this  body. 

White. 

Which  was  adopted  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Judiciary. 
On  motion  of  Mr.  Olsen,  the  Common   Council,  at  9  o'clock  p.  m., 
adjourned.  Ost^-,      /yy7yj  ^  /* 


President. 


Attest  :  /C^ /  &//  ^ 

//  City  Clerk. 


130  journal  of  common  council.  [Special  Meeting 


SPECIAL    MEETING. 

Council  Chamber,  City  of  Indianapolis,  » 
July  25,  1892.  ( 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  July  25,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  special  meet- 
ing, pursuant  to  the  following  call : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  July  25,  1892. 

Mr.  Martin  Murphy,  President  Indianapolis  City  Council: 

The  undersigned,  members  of  the  Indianapolis  City  Council,  request  you  to 
call  a  special  meeting  of  the  City  Council  to  meet  this  Monday  evening,  July  25th, 
to  take  action  on  the  contract  for  a  switch  west  of  Missouri  street,  between  the 
Indianapolis  Light  and  Power  Company  and  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Emil  C.  Rassmann, 
Chas.  A.  Gauss, 
John  R.  Allen, 
W.  H.  Cooper, 
O.  R.    Olsen, 
h.  f.  holloran, 
Jas.  Costello, 
Fred.  Schrader, 
J.  F.  White, 
J.  L.  Gasper. 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  July  25,  1892. 
To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — You  are  requested  to  meet  in  the  Council  Chamber  in  special 
meeting  on  Monday  evening,  July  25th,  1892,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  for  the  purpose  of 
considering  G.  O.  No.  28,  1892 — an  ordinance  granting  the  Indianapolis  Light  and 
Power  Company  the  right  to  lay  a  switch  west  of  Missouri  street. 

M.  J.  Murphy, 

President. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  14  members,  viz.:  Messrs.  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello, 
Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann, 
Schrader  and  White. 

Absent  7,  viz.:  Messrs.  Allen,  Laut,  McGill,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Scherer 
and  White. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council  for 
the  regular  meeting  held  Monday  evening,  July  18,  1892,  whereupon 
Councilman  Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be 
dispensed  with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


July  25,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  131 

COMMUNICATIONS,    ETC.,    FROM    MAYOR. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 

Executive  Department,  City  of  Indianapolis,  ) 
Indianapolis,  Ind.,  July  25,  1892.  I 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  : 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  General  Ordinance  No.  27,  also  Appropriation 
Ordinances  Nos.  5  and  6,  passed  at  your  session  held  July  18,  1892. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

T.  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 

REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 

Department  of  Public  Works, 
Office  of  the  Board, 
Indianapolis,  July  20,  1892. 

To  the  Honorable,  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council,  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — We  beg  to  submit  to  you  herewith  "  an  ordinance  approving  a 
certain  contract  granting  the  Indianapolis  Light  and  Power  Company  the  right  to 
lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side  track  along  and  upon  the  south  side  of  Louisi- 
ana street,  from  the  west  property  line  of  Missouri  street  to  a  point  109  feet  east  of 
the  east  line  of  West  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,"  which  contract 
is  in  accordance  with  and  pursuant  to  the  request  made  in  a  motion  adopted  by 
your  honorable  body  in  relation  thereto  on  the  18th  day  of  July,  1892. 

Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 
M.  M.  Defrees, 

A.  SCHERRER, 

Board  of  Public  Works. 
INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was  in- 
troduced by  the  Board  of  Public  Works  : 

G.  O.  No.  28,  1892.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  the 
Indianapolis  Light  and  Power  Company  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or 
side  track  along  and  upon  the  south  side  of  Louisiana  Street,  from  the  west  prop- 
erty line  of  Missouri  Street  to  a  point  109  feet  east  of  the  east  line  of  West  Street, 
in  the  city  of  Indianapolis. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time. 

Mr    Rassman  moved  that  the  constitutional  rules  be  suspended  for  the 
purpose  of  placing  G.  O.  No.  28,  1892,  on  its  final  passage. 
Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 


132  journal  of  common  council.  [Special  Mee-tim! 

Ayes  14 — viz.:  Councilmen  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Hol- 
loran,  Linn,  McGuffin,  OJsen,  Puryear,  Kassmann,  Schrader,  White  and  President 
Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

Thereupon  G.  O.  No.  28,  1892,  was  taken  up,  read  second  time, 
ordered  engrossed,  and  then  read  the  third  time,  and  was  passed  by  the 
following  vote : 

Ayes  14 — viz. :  Councilmen  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Hol- 
loran,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Schrader,  White  and  President 
Murphy. 

Nays— None. 

miscellaneous    business. 
Mr    Olsen  offered  and  moved  the  adoption  of  the  following  motion : 

Indianapolis,  July  25,  1892. 

Moved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  Board  of  Pub- 
lic Safety  notify  the  owners  of  No.  32  Kentucky  Avenue  to  remove  the  obstruction 
in  front  of  the  above  property,  as  it  has  always  been  in  the  way  of  all  the  neighbors. 

O.  R.  Olsen. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann,  the  Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock  p. 
m.,  adjourned.  /si  /t 

Syf/       ///  jy  /         //  President. 

Attest  :      ^Y>^^ 


August  1,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  133 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber, 

City  of   Indianapolis, 

August  i,   1892. 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  August  1,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  regular  meet- 
ing. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  16  members,  viz.  :  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Gasper, 
Gauss,  Holloran,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  5 — viz. :     Messrs.  Cooper,  Costello,  Laut,  McGill  and  Sherer. 

The  proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  special  meeting  held 
Monday,  July  25,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed  upon  the  desks 
of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Puryear  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


communications,  etc.,  from  mayor. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 

Executive  Depaptme 
Indianapolis,  Ind.,  August 


Executive  Department,         \ 
1, 1892.  / 


To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  General   Ordinance  No.  28,  papsed    at  your 
session  held  July  25,  1892. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

T.  L.  Sullivan, 


Mayor. 


Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


134  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 

INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL   ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances  were 
introduced: 

By  Mr.  McGuffin  : 

G.  O.  No.  29,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Section  1,  of  an  ordinance  en- 
titled, "  An  ordinance  to  further  promote  and  secure  the  health  of  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis," in  force  August  1,  1872. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  the  constitutional  rules  be  suspended  for 
the  purpose  of  placing  G.  O.  No.  29,  1892,  on  its  final  passage. 
Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  16 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Linn, 
McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Kassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White,  Young 
und  President  Murphy. 

Nays— None. 

Thereupon,  G.  O.  No.  29,  1892,  was  taken  up,  read  second  time,  or- 
dered engrossed,  and  then  read  the  third  time,  and  was  passed  by  the 
following  vote  : 

Ayes  15 — viz. :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Gauss,  Holloran,  Linn,  McGuffin' 
Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White,  Young  and  President 
Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

By  Mr.  Linn: 

G.  O.  No.  30,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Albemarle  Street  to 
Hamilton  Avenue. 

Read  a  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann,  the  Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock  p. 
m.,  adjourned 


//fr^//1//?*  /        //  President. 

Attest  :  J^J^lL/Z^^ 

//^<  City  Clerk. 


August  15  1892.1  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  135 


REGULAR   MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  ") 

City  of  Indianapolis,  >■ 

August  15,   1892.  j 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the  Council 
Chamber,  Monday  evening,  August  15,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  regular 
meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council, 
in  the  Chair,  and  15  members,  viz.  :  Messrs.  Allen,  Costello,  Holloran, 
Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
Sherer,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  6 — viz.  :  Messrs.  Colter,  Cooper,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Laut  and 
Puryear. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  journal  of  the  Common  Council  for 
the  regular  meeting,  held  Thursday,  July  1,  1892,  whereupon  Council- 
man Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dis- 
pensed with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 


92.  J 


Office  of  City  Comptroller, 
Indianapolis,  August  10,  1892 

To  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen — I  respectfully  recommend  that  you  authorize  by  ordinance  the 
transfer  of  money  heretofore  appropriated  by  you  to  the  Department  of  Public 
Safety,  the  sum  of  seventeen  hundred  and  fifty  dollars  from  the  Fire  Department 
Accounts  to  the  Fire  Force  Pay-Roll  Account. 

This  money  will  be  needed  to  pay  the  fire  force  for  August,  and  can  be  spared 
from  the  Fire  Department  Accounts. 

Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 

City  Comptroller. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


136  journal  of  common  council.  [Rescnlar  Meetint 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.   McGill,  on  behalf  of  the  Judiciary  Committee,  to  whom  was  re- 
ferred the  following : 

Whereas,  The  Common  Council  on  March  16,  1891,  passed  an  ordinance  di- 
recting, authorizing  and  empowering  the  City  Attorney  to  employ  such  assistance, 
at  the  expense  of  the  city,  as  may  be  necessary  to  make  a  complete  revision  and 
codification  of  all  the  ordinances  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis  in  force  at  that  time, 
and  no  report  having  ever  been  made  as  to  the  progress  of  this  work,  or  the  esti- 
mated cost  of  the  same;  I,  therefore, 

Move,  That  the  Judiciary  Committee  be  instructed  to  make  an  immediate  and 
proper  examination  into  this  matter,  and  report  to  the  Common  Council  the  con- 
dition of  said  work  at  this  time,  together  with  all  other  facts  relating  thereto,  said 
report  to  be  presented  at  the  next  regular  meeting  of  this  body. 

White. 


Made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  August  13,  1892. 
To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee  on  Judiciary,  to  which  was  referred  the  motion 
of  Councilman  White  relating  to  the  codification  of  city  ordinances,  after  proper 
inquiry  with  reference  to  the  condition  of  such  work,  would  respectfully  state  that, 
promptly  alter  the  passage  of  the  ordinance  of  this  body  providing  for  such  work, 
the  City  Attorney  selected  John  W.  Kern,  J.  E.  McCullough,  and  Wm.  L.  Taylor 
as  a  commission  to  assist  in  preparing  a  complete  revision  of  all  the  ordinances  of 
the  city  of  Indianapolis  ;  that  the  gentlemen  named  have  had  numerous  meetings 
relating  to  the  matter,  and  have  assigned  and  divided  the  work  in  the  manner 
which  to  them  seemed  best;  that  the  work  is  progressing  satisfactorily  and  will 
probably  be  completed  before  the  close  of  the  year.  Your  committee  would  further 
report  that  the  duties  imposed  by  the  ordinance  require  much  labor  and  time,  but 
we  are  satisfied  that  when  the  revision  is  completed  it  will  be  of  much  value  to  the 
city. 

As  evidence  of  the  nature  of  the  appointment  of  the  gentlemen  above  named, 
and  the  wide  scope  which  City  Attorney  Bailey  contemplates  in  the  completion  of 
this  work,  your  committee  reproduces  in  this  report  a  copy  of  his  letter,  which  was 
sent  to  each  of  the  persons  named  and  is  as  follows : 

"  Under  and  by  virtue  of  an  ordinance  entitled,  'An  ordinance  empowering 
the  City  Attorney  to  revise  and  codify  all  existing  city  ordinances,  and  to  employ 
such  assistance  necessary  to  accomplish  the  same,' known  as  General  Ordinance  No. 
1,  passed  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  March  16,  1891,  and 
signed  and  approved  by  the  Mayor  of  said  city  March  26,  1891,  I  take  pleasure  in 
designating  you  as  one  of  the  assistants  and  members  of  the  commission  charged 
with  this  important  work. 

Owing  to  the  uncertainty  attached  to  the  character,  scope  and  extent  of  the 
labor  connected  with  this  undertaking,  no  appropriation  has  been  made  out  of 
which  the  expense  of  the  revision  can  be  paid. 

I,  therefore,  desire  to  call  your  attention  to  section  51,  of  the  act  of  the  Gen- 
eral Assembly,  approved  March  6,  1891,  known  as  the  City  Charter,  which  provides 
that: 


August  15,  1892.]  city  of  indianapolis,  ind.  137 

"No  executive  department,  officer  or  employe  thereof  shall  have  power  to 
bind  such  city  by  any  contract,  agreement,  or  in  any  other  way,  to  any  amount  be- 
yond the  amount  of  money  at  the  time  already  appropriated  by  ordinance  for  the 
purpose  of  such  department,  and  all  contracts  and  agreements,  express  or  implied, 
and  all  obligations  of  any  and  every  sort  beyond  such  existing  appropriation,  are 
declared  to  be  absolutely  void." 

While,  therefore,  the  Common  Council  may  reasonably  be  relied  upon  to  make 
adequate  compensation  for  the  services  to  be  rendered,  when  they  arev  terminated 
and  definitely  known,  I  desire  that  it  be  understood  that  by  this  appointment  there 
is  no  contract  made  or  contemplated,  either  express  or  implied,  by  which  the  city 
is  bound  to  pay  much,  little  or  anything  for  your  services.  The  city  may  in  the 
future,  provide  adequate  remuneration  or  it  may  decline  to  pay  anything  whatever. 
It  is  with  this  express  understanding  that  you  are  named  by  me  and  under  which 
your  acceptance  must  come. 

I  am  determined  that  the  work  of  this  commission  shall  result  in  the  most 
^perfect,  and  so  far  as  skill  and  care  can  make  it,  in  the  most  faultless  compilation 
of  the  statutes  and  ordinances  affecting  the  city,  which  it  is  possible  to  prepare. 
It  is  uuy  desire  that  the  volume  to  be  issued  shall  contain  every  valid  franchise  and 
contract  in  existence  in  which  the  city  is  interested;  that  there  be  an  elimination 
of  all  inoperative  ordinances  now  on  file;  that  all  of  those  in  force  be  published  ; 
that  there  be  a  repeal  and  re-established,  in  their  stead,  of  all  which  are  of  doubt- 
ful application;  that  there  be  prepared  for  the  action  of  the  Common  Council  all 
ordinances  which  shall  be  necessary  to  give  full  expression  to  the  numerous  powers 
granted  in  the  new  law ;  that  there  be  a  most  complete  indexing  of  the  city  charter 
and  a  compilation  of  all  other  statutes  enacted  by  the  late  General  Assembly,  which 
shall  apply  to  the  city  of  Indianapolis;  also,  a  thorough  examination  of  all  the 
decisions  of  our  Supreme  Court,  construing  any  of  the  statutes  or  ordinances 
above  referred  to,  which  decisions  shall  be  set  forth,  in  abstract,  as  foot  notes. 

The  above  outlines  may  suffice  to  indicate  the  care,  extent  and  vast  importance 
to  the  city  of  the  work  to  be  performed,  and  fully  appreciating  these  conditions  I 
have  made  the  selections  decided  upon. 

Be  kind  enough  to  indicate  your  acceptance  at  an  early  day  and  meet  with 
the  oi  her  gentlemen  named  at  my  office  tomorrow,  Wednesday  afternoon,  at  2 
o'clock. 

Your  committee  is,  therefore,  of  the  opinion  that  the  work  is  in  experienced 
and  capable  hands  and  is  progressing  with  all  rapidity  consistent  with  the  thor- 
oughness and  accuracy  which  should  characterize  such  a  production. 
Very  respectfully  submitted, 

EOBERT   C.    McGlLL, 

Chairman. 
Emil  C.  Rassmann, 
A.  A.  Young. 


Mr.  Costello,  on   behalf  of  the    Committee  on    Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys,  made  the  following  report : 

August  15, 1892. 

Mr.  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council  : 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys,  to  whom  was  re- 
ferred General  Ordinance  No.  30,  have  had  same  under  consideration,  and  recom- 
mend that  it  be  passed.  Jas.  Costello, 

A.  A.  Young, 
Anton  Schmidt. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


138  journal  of  common  council.  [Regular  Meeting 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

By  Mr.  White : 

G.  O.  No.  31,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  promote  the  health  and  comfort  of  the 
citizens  of  Indianapolis,  providing  for  the  cutting  and  burning  of  weeds,  and  the 
cleaning  and  filling  up  of  vacant  lots. 

Read  the  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Public  Health. 

By  Mr.  McGuffin  : 

G.  O.  No.  33,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  amend  an  ordinance  to  further  promote 
and  secure  the  health  of  the  city  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time. 

Mr.  McGuffin  moved  that  the  constitutional  rules  be  suspended  for  the 
purpose  of  placing  General  Ordinance  No.  33,  1892,  on  its  final  passage. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  15 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Holloran,  Linn,  McGill,  Mc- 
Guffin, Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays— None. 

Thereupon  General  Ordinance  No.  33,  1892,  was  read  second  time; 
ordered  engrossed  ;  read  third  time  and  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes,  15 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Holloran,  Linn,  McGill,  Mc- 
Guffin, Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Scherer,  White,  Young  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

By  Mr.  Young  : 

G.  O.  No.  32,  1892. 

Read  a  first  time,  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets 
and  Alleys. 

By  Mr.  Young : 

G.  O.  No.  34,  1892.  An  ordinance  prohibiting  traction  engines  and  oth^r  en- 
gines from  being  propelled  over  and  along  certain  streets  of  Indianapolis,  and  pro- 
viding penalties  for  the  violation  thereof. 

Read  a  first  time,  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets 
and  Alleys. 


August  15,  1892.]  city  of  Indianapolis,  ind.  139 


APPROPRIATION    ORDINANCES. 

The  City  Comptroller,  through  Councilman  Rassmann,  introduced  the 
following  Appropriation  Ordinance : 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  7,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  and  direct- 
ing the  transfer  of  one  thousand,  seven  hundred  and  fifty  dollars  ($1,750)  from  the 
fire  force  account  of  the  Department  of  Public  Safety  to  the  fire  pay-roll  account 
of  said  Department. 

Read  first  time. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  the  constitutional  rules  be  suspended  for  the 
purpose  of  placing  Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  7,  1892,  on  its  final 
passage. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes,  15 — viz :  Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Holloran,  Linn,  McGill,  Mc- 
Guffin,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays— None. 

Thereupon  Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  7,  1892,  was  read  second 
time ;  ordered  engrossed ;  read  third  time  and  passed  by  the  following 
vote  : 

Ayes,  15— viz :  Councilman  Allen,  Costello,  Holloran,  Linn,  McGill,  Mc- 
Guffin,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

Mr.  McGuffin  offered  the  following  resolutions,  which  were  adopted  by 
the  Board  of  Health : 


RESOLUTION    ADOPTED    BY    THE    HEALTH    BOARD. 

To  the  Mayor  and  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — At  a  special  session  of  the  Indianapolis  Board  of  Public  Health 
and  Charities,  held  August  13,  1892,  the  following  resolution  was  approved  and 
adopted  : 

Resolved,  That  the  existence  of  weeds  upon  or  within  any  lot,  yard,  commons 
or  other  ground,  within  the  limits  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  is  hereby  declared 
to  be  a  nuisance  and  a  menace  to  the  health  of  the  residents  of  said  city;  be  it 
further 

Resolved,  That  the  Sanitary  Inspectors  and  members  of  Police  Force  shall  be 
instructed  to  notify  the  owner,  agent  ©r  occupant,  of  any  lot,  yard,  commons  or 
other  ground,  within  said  city  upon  which  weeds  are  or  have  been  growing  to 
cause  said  weeds  to  be  cut  and  burned ;  and  any  owner,  agent,  or  occupant,  who 


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shall  neglect  or  refuse  to  comply  with  said  order  shall  be  deemed  guilty  of  having 
violated  the  provisions  of  this  resolution  and  shall  be  prosecuted  in  accordance 
with  <:  an  ordinance  defining  the  powers  and  duties  of  the  Board  of  Health.''  In 
force  January  8,  1872. 

Frank  A.  Morrison, 
Allison  Maxwell, 
Board  of  Health  and  Charities. 

Mr   Young  moved  to  lay  Mr.  McGuffin's  resolution  on  the  table. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann,  the  Common  Council,  at  9:15  o'clock  p. 
m.,  adjourned. 


Attest  : 


President. 


City  Clerk. 


August  23,  1892.]  CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  141 


SPECIAL  MEETING. 

Council  Chamber,  ~) 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

August  23,  1892. ) 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Tuesday  evening,  August  23d,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.? 
in  special  meeting,  pursuant  to  the  following  call : 

Executive  Department,  ") 

City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  August  23,  1892.  j 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

^  Gentlemen — You  are  hereby  notified  that  a  special  meeting  of  the  Common 
Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  will  be  held  in  the  Council  Chamber,  Tuesday 
evening,  August  23,  1892,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  for  the  purpose  of  considering  a  propo- 
sition to  refund  the  city's  debt  at  a  lower  rate  of  interest. 

Thomas  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Coun- 
cil, in  the  Chair,  and  12  members,  viz :  Messrs.  Colter,  Cooper,  Cos- 
tello,  Gasper,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Rassmann,  Ryan  and 
Schmidt. 

Absent,  9 — viz  :  Messrs.  Allen,  Gauss,  McGufhn,  Olsen,  Puryear, 
Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  Young. 


REPORTS,  ETC,  FROM    CITY   OFFICERS. 

Department  of  Finance, 

Office  of  City  Comptroller, 
Indianapolis,  Ind.,  August  23,  189 


J 


To  the  Honorable,  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

I  submit  herewith  two  propositions  in  relation  to  the  funding  of  the  outstanding 
bonds  of  the  city,  and  respectfully  ask  that  they  be  referred  to  your  Finance  Com- 
mittee, together  with  any  ordinance  upon  said  subject  that  may  be  offered  in  the 
Council.  Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 
City  Comptroller. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Finance. 


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Indianapolis,  Ind.,  August  19,  1892.  . 

To  William  Wesley  Woollen,  Esq.,  City  Comptroller  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.: 

Dear  Sir — As  the  representative  and  agent  of  the  owners  and  holders  of  certain 
outstanding  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  hereinafter  named,  I  hereby  propose 
to  refund  said  outstanding  bonds  by  exchange  for  new  bonds  of  said  city,  on  the 
terms  and  conditions  as  follows,  namely :  I  propose  to  refund  the  "  Sellers'  Farm  Pur- 
chase" bonds,  issued  April  1,  1873,  in  the  denomination  of  one  thousand  (1,000) 
dollars  each,  there  being  twenty -one  (21)  of  said  bonds  in  number,  bearing  interest 
at  the  rate  of  eight  (8)  per  cent,  per  annum,  maturing  April  1,  1893,  and  aggregat- 
ing the  sum  of  twenty-one  thousand  (21,000)  dollars;  also  Series  "  A,"  issued  July 
1,  1873,  in  the  denomination  of  one  thousand  (1,000)  dollars  each,,  there  being 
three  hundred  (300)  of  said  bonds  in  number,  bearing  interest  at  the  rate  of  seven 
and  three-tenths  (7.3)  per  cent,  per  annum,  maturing  July  1,  1893,  and  aggregating 
the  sum  of  three  hundred  thousand  (300  000)  dollars;  also  Series  "B,"  issued  July 
1,  1873,  in  the  denomination  of  one  thousand  (1,000)  dollars  each,  there  being 
three  hundred  (300)  of  said  bonds  in  number,  bearing  interest  at  the  rate  of  seven 
and  three-tenths  (7.3)  per  cent,  per  annum,  maturing  July  1,  1893,  and  aggregating 
the  sum  of  three  hundred  thousand  (300,000)  dollars;  also  "Southern  Park  Pur- 
chase," issued  January  26,  1874,  in  the  denomination  of  five  hundred  (500)  dollars 
each,  there  being  two  hundred  and  nineteen  (219)  of  said  bonds  in  number,  bearing 
interest  at  the  rate  of  seven  and  three-tenths  (7.3)  per  cent,  per  annum,  maturing 
January  26,  1894,  and  aggregating  the  sum  of  one  hundred  and  nine  thousand,  five 
hundred  (109,500)  dollars;  also  Series  "  C,"  issued  July  1,  1874,  in  the  denomina- 
tion of  one  thousand  (1,000)  dollars  each,  there  being  three  hundred  (300)  of  said 
bonds  in  number,  bearing  interest  at  the  rate  of  seven  and  three-tenths  (7.3)  per 
cent,  per  annum,  maturing  July  1,  1894,  and  aggregating  the  sum  of  three  hundred 
thousand  (300,000)  dollars;  also  Series  "D,"  issued  July  1,  1875,  in  the  denomina- 
tion of  one  thousand  (1,000)  dollars  each,  there  being  two  hundred  (200)  of  said 
bonds  in  number,  bearing  interest  at  the  rate  of  seven  and  three-tenths  (7.3)  per 
cent,  per  annum,  maturing  July  1,  1895,  and  aggregating  the  sum  of  two  hundred 
thousand  (200,000)  dollars;  also  "Fire  Department,"  issued  July  1,  1875,  in  the  de- 
nomination of  five  hundred  (500)  dollars  each,  there  being  fourteen  (14)  of  said 
bonds  in  number,  bearing  interest  at  the  rate  of  seven  and  three-tenths  (7.3)  per  cent, 
per  annum,  maturing  July  1,  1895,  and  aggregating  the  sum  of  seven  thousand 
(7,000)  dollars  ;  also  Series  "  E,"  issued  January  1,  1876,  in  the  denomination  of  one 
thousand  (1,000)  dollars  each,  there  being  eight  (8)  of  said  bonds  in  number,  bearing 
interest  at  the  rate  of  seven  and  three-tenths  (7.3)  per  cent,  per  annum,  maturing 
January  1,  1896,  and  aggregating  the  sum  of  eight  thousand  (8,000)  dollars,  the 
whole  of  said  several  issues  of  bonds  amounting  to  the  total  of  one  million,  two 
hundred  and  forty-five  thousand,  five  hundred  (1,245,500)  dollars,  by  receiving  in 
exchange  therefor,  at  not  less  than  their  par  value,  new  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indi- 
anapolis, dated  on  the  first  day  of  July,  1892,  and  designated  and  known  as  the 
"  Indianapolis  Consolidated  Refunding  Bonds  of  1892,"  bearing  interest  at  the  rate 
of  four  (4)  per  cent,  per  annum  and  running  for  thirty  (30)  years  from  the  first  day 
of  July,  1892,  interest  payable  semi-annually  on  the  first  days  of  January  and  July 
of  each  year,  and  interest  and  principal  payable  at  the  banking  house  of  Winslow, 
Lanier  &  Co.,  in  the  city,  county  and  State  of  New  York. 

As  hereinbefore  stipulated,  the  new  bonds  of  said  city  shall  be  received  at  not 
less  than  their  par  value  and  the  old  bonds,  hereinbefore  named,  shall  be  refunded  at 
a  premium  not  to  exceed,  in  the  aggregate,  the  sum  of  twenty-four  thousand,  nine 
hundred  and  ten  (24,910)  dollars.  The  maximum  premium  to  be  paid  on  the  said 
several  issues  or  series  of  old  bonds  to  be  refunded,  in  whole  or  in  part,  shall  be 
made  on  the  following  basis,  namely  :  On  the  "  Sellers'  Farm  Purchase,"  a  sum  not 
exceeding  two  hundred  and  ten  (210)  dollars;  on  Series  "A,"  a  sum  not  exceeding- 
one  thousand,  five  hundred  (1,500)  dollars;  on  Series  "B,"  a  sum  not  exceeding  one 
thousand,  five  hundred  (1,500)  dollars;  on  "Southern  Park  Purchase,"  a  sum  not 
exceeding  one  thousand, one  hundred  and  fifty  (1,150)  dollars;  on  Series  "C,"  a  sum 
not  exceeding  seven  thousand,  five  hundred  (7,500)  dollars;  on  Series  "D,"  a  sum 


August  23,  1892.]  CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  143 

not  exceeding  twelve  thousand  (12,000)  dollars;  on  "Fire  Department,"  a  sum  not 
exceeding  four  hundred  and  ninety  (490)  dollars;  on  Series  "  E,"  a  sum  not  exceed- 
ing five  hundred  and  sixty  (560)  dollars. 

That  there  may  be  a  complete  understanding  as  to  the  amount  of  net  saving  to 
the  City  of  Indianapolis  involved  in  the  foregoing  proposition,  I  submit  herewith  the 
following  calculation  : 

"Sellers'  Farm  Purchase"  $21,000,  nine  months'  saving  .    .       $560  00      j 
Less  maximum  premium  at  a  rate  not  exceeding  on  the 

whole  series 210  00 

$350  00 

Series  "A"  and  "  B  "  $600,000,  one  year's  saving $19,800  00 

Less  maximum  premium  at  a  rate  not  exceeding  on  the 

whole  series ;....• 3,000  00 

$16,800  00 

""Southern  Park  Purchase"  $109,500,  one  year,  six  months, 

twenty-live  days'  saving $5,671  19 

Less  maximum  premium  at  a  rate  not  exceeding  on  the 

whole  series 1,150  00 

$4,521  19 

Series  "C"  $300,000,  two  years'  saving    .    . $19,800  00 

Less  maximum  premium  at  a  rate  not  exceeding  on  the 

whole  series 7,500  00 

$12,300  00 

Series  "  D  "  $200,000,  three  years' saving $19,800  00 

Less  maximum  premium  at  a  rate  not  exceeding  on  the 

whole  series 12,000  00 

$7,800  00 

f  Fire  Department "  $7,000,  three  years'  saving $693  00 

Less  maximum  premium  at  a  rate  not  exceeding  on  the 

whole  series 490  00 

$203  00 

Series  "E"  $8,000,  three  and  one-half  [years'  saving  .    .    .    .       $924  00 
Less  maximum  premium  at  a  rate  not  exceeding  on  the 

w hole  series 560  00 

$364  00 

RECAPITULATION. 

Total  amount  refunded $1,245,500  00 

Gross  total  amount  saved  to  city 67  248  19 

Maximum  amount  of  premiums 24  910  00 

Net  total  amount  saved  to  city 42,338  19 

I  propose  to  consummate  the  refunding  of  said  outstanding  bonds  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis  upon  the  terms  hereinbefore  set  forth,  within  six  (6)  months  from 'the 
date  of  the  passage  of  an  ordinance  authorizing  said  exchange,  except  as  to  said 
"Sellers'  Farm  Purchase"  bonds;  and  as  to  them,  the  right  to  refund  by  exchange 
shall  cease  on  the  last  day  of  January,  1893. 

In  the  event  of  the  acceptance  of  my  proposition,  said  City  of  Indianapolis,  on 
the  surrender  by  me,  or  by  my  order,  at  the  banking  house  of  Winslow,  Lanier  &  Co., 
in  the  City,  County  and  State  of  New  York,  of  all  or  any  part  of  the  said  outstanding 
bonds  of  said  City  of  Indianapolis,  shall  deliver  to  me,  or  to  my  order,  as  the  agent 
or  representative  of  the  owners  or  holders  of  said  outstanding  bonds,  an  equal 
amount,  at  not  less  lhan  their  par  value,  of  said  new  four  (4)  per  cent,  bonds,  together 
with  the  premium,  if  any,  on  said  outstanding  bonds,  as  hereinbefore  provided. 

The  refunding  of  said  outstanding  bonds,  by  exchange,  upon  the  foregoing  terms, 
shall  be  made  by  me  without  any  expense  or  charge  against  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Very  respectfully  submitted, 

Francis  M.  Banfill. 


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Indianapolis,  Lnd.,  August  23,  1892. 
Wm.   Wesley  Woollen,  Esq.,  City  Comptroller : 

Dear  Sir — The  City  of  Indianapolis  has  now  outstanding  the  following  high-rate 
bonds  which  mature  within  three  and  one-half  years,  and  which  we  propose  refund- 


Amount. 

Issue. 

Matures. 
(From  Jan.  1,  1892.) 

Present 
Rate. 

New. 

Saving. 

$21,000 

Sellers'  Farm 

9  inos. 

8    % 

4% 

$630  00 

600,000 

A  toE 

1  yr. 

7.3% 

4% 

19,J*00  00 

300,000 

A  toB 

2  yrs. 

7.3% 

4% 

19,800  00 

200,000 

C 

3  yrs. 

7.3% 

4% 

19.800  00 

8,000 

D 

3J  yrs. 

7.3% 

4%   ■■ 

924  00 

109,500 

Southern  park 

1  yr.  6mos.  25  d. 

7.3% 

4% 

5,671  19 

7,000 

Fire  Dep't. 
interest  charge 

3  yrs. 
is  from  July  1, 189 

7.3% 
2 

4% 

693  00 

Saving  in 

$67,318  19 

If  we  can  secure  one  or  more,  or  all,  of  the  above  issues  of  bonds,  or  any  part 
thereof,  not  less  than  $100,000,  we  propose  that  your  city  shall  issue,  on  or  before 
January  1, 1893,  at  our  option,  all  or  part  of  $1,245,500  straight  thirty -year  bonds, 
bearing  date  of  July  1,  1892,  and  drawing  interest  from  said  date  at  4  per  cent,  per 
annum,  payable  semi-annually ;  interest  and  principal  payable  in  New  York  City, 
and  to  be  delivered  to  us  at  par  flat,  in  New  York  City,  in  exchange  for  old  bonds  that 
we  may  secure,  in  equal  amounts  at  par  and  accrued  interest  to  July  1, 1892.  (This 
exchange  to  be  made  as  of  July  1,  1892.) 

In  consideration  of  our  making  the  above  exchange,  you  are  to  pay  us  a  com- 
mission of  lTVo%>  or  $23,789.05,  to  be  paid  pro  rata  at  time  of  exchange,  propor- 
tionate to  amount  of  bonds  delivered.  Should  we  be  unable  to  secure  said  bonds 
and  carry  out  this  proposition  on  or  before  January  1,  1893,  then  such  part  of  this 
proposition  not  completed  on  said  date  shall  be  null  and  void,  and  we  will  make  no 
charge  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis  for  our  services  or  expenses  on  said  part  not  com- 
pleted by  said  date. 

Usual  certified  papers,  satisfactorily  showing  legality  of  bonds  to  our  attorney,  to 
be  furnished  us  prior  to  delivery  and  exchange  of  bonds. 

By  refunding  these  issues  as  proposed,  the  City  of  Indianapolis  will  save  in  in- 
terest charges  the  sum  of  $43,529.14. 

Kespectfully  submitted, 

K  W.  Harris  &  Co., 

Chicago,  New  York,  Boston.  per  MacDonald. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 


Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
introduced 


■August  23,  1892.]  CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  145 

By  Mr.  Rassmann : 

G.  O.  No.  35, 1892.     An  ordinance  providing  for  the  refunding  by  exchange  of  all 
or  a  part  of  certain  outstanding  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann  the  Common  Council,  at  8:15  o'clock 
p.  m  ,  adjourned. 

//  /         y^y      President. 

Attest:     >T/7        /J/  //  *        *  1/ 


City  Clerk. 


146  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON   COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting; 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  ) 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

September  5,  1892. ) 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  September  5th,  at  8  o'clock, 
p.  m.,  in  regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  Chair,  and  8  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Colter,  McGill, 
W«  Puryear,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  Sherer. 

Absent,  13 — viz :  Messrs.  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,. 
Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Rassmann,  White  and 
Young. 

There  being  no  quorum  present,  on  motion,  the  Common  Council 
then  adjourned. 

President. 

Attest 


\f  City  Clerk. 


September  12,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  147 


SPECIAL  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  ~) 

City  of  Indianapolis,  > 

September  12,  1892.  \ 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  September  12th,  at  8  o'clock 
p.m.,  in  special  meeting,  pursuant  to  the  following  call : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  September  9,  1892. 
Hon.  Martin  Murphy,  President  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana: 

The  undersigned,  members  of  the  Common  Council,  respectfully  request  you  to 
call  a  special  meeting  for  Monday  evening,  September  12,  1892,  for  the  purpose  of 
considering  such  business  as  may  properly  come  before  it. 

A.  A.  Young, 
Emil  Eassman, 
W.  H.  Cooper, 
J.  F.  White, 
J.  L.  Gasper. 

Indianapolis,  September  12,  1892. 
To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — You  are  requested  to  meet  in  the  Council  Chamber  on  Monday 
evening,  September  12,  1892,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in  special  meeting,  for  the  purpose  of 
considering  such  business  as  may  come  before  you. 

M.  J.  Murphy, 
President 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  chair,  and  17  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Colter,  Cooper, 
Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rass- 
mann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  4 — viz:     Messrs.  Allen,  Holloran,  McGuffin  and  Sherer. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  meeting, 
held  Monday,  September  5,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed 
upon  the  desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as 
published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dis- 
pensed with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


148  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Special  Meeting 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Laut,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Health,  to  whom 
was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  31,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  promote  the  health  and  comfort  of  the 
citizens  of  Indianapolis,  providing  for  the  cutting  and  burning  of  weeds,  and  the 
cleaning  and  filling  up  of  vacant  lots. 

Made  the  following  report: 

Indianapolis,  Ind., ,  1892. 

Mr.    President: 

Your  Committee  on  Public  Health,  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No. 
31,  1892,  relating  to  the  destruction  of  weeds,  have  had  the  same  under  consideration 
and  would  respectfully  report  that  said  ordinance  be  stricken  from  the  file  and  that 
an  ordinance  upon  said  subject,  herewith  submitted,  be  passed  in  its  stead. 

Verv  respectfully, 

H.  W.  Laut, 

Chairman. 
T.  B.  Linn. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Costello,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys,  to  whom  was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  32,  1892.  An. ordinance  annexing  certain  territory  to  the  City  of 
Indianapolis. 

Made  the  following  report : 

September  12,  1892. 

To  the  President  and  Members  Common  Couneil: 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee,  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No.  32, 
"Annexing  certain  territory,"  recommend  that  it  be  passed. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Jas.  H.  Costello, 
A.  A.  Young, 
Anton  Schmitt, 
Committee  on  Sewers,  /Streets  and  Alleys. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

By  Mr.  Laut : 

G.  O.  No.  36,  1892.     An  ordiance  providing  for  the  destruction  of  weeds  or  nox- 
ious plants  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  first  time. 


September  12,  1892.]         CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  149 

Mr.  White  moved  that  the  constitutional  rules  be  suspended  for 
the  purpose  of  placing  General  Ordinance  No.  36,  1892,  on  its  final 
passage. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  17 — viz  :  Couneilmen  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Laut,  Linn, 
McGill,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Kassmann,  Eyan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White,  Young  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

Thereupon  General  Ordinance  No.  36,  1892,  was  read  second  time; 
ordered  engrossed;  read  third  time  and  passed  by  the  following 
vote : 

Ayes  17 — viz:  Couneilmen  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Laut,  Linn, 
McGill,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Eassmann,  Eyan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White,  Young  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays— -None. 

By  Mr.  Schmidt : 

G.  O.  No.  37,  1892.  An  ordinance  changing  the  name  of  Jeck  Street  to  Cottage 
Grove  Avenue. 

Read  a  first  time,  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets 
and  Alleys. 


MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

Mr.  Olsen  offered  the  following: 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  September  12,  1892. 

To  the  Honorable  President   and  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen — You  are  most  respectfully  invited  to  attend  the  grand  opening  of 
the  Virginia  avenue  viaduct,  Friday  evening,  September  23,  1892,  at  8  o'clock. 

Most  respectfully, 

O.  E.  Olsen, 
John  J.  Blackwell, 
W.  W.  Woollen, 
G.  Colter, 
Harry  B.  Smith, 
Eobert  McGill, 

Executive  Committee. 


Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


150  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Special  Meeting 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Linn,  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up,  read  a  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read 
the  third  time: 

G.  O.  No.  30,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Albemarle  street  to 
Hamilton  avenue. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes,  17 — viz  :  Councilmen  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Laut,  Linn? 
McGill,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White,  Young  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays— None. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Young,  the  following  entitled  ordi- 
nance was  taken  up;  read  second  time;  ordered  engrossed;  read 
third  time  : 

G.  O.  No.  32,  1892.  An  ordinance  annexing  certain  territory  to  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis. 

And  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  16 — viz :  Councilmen  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Laut,  Linn,. 
McGill,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  White,  Young  and  President 
Murphy. 

Nays  1— viz:     Mr.  Schrader. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  the  Council  do  now  adjourn. 

Which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  5 — viz :     Councilmen  Cooper,  Gasper,  McGill,  Olsen  and  Puryear. 
Nays  12 — viz :    Councilmen  Colter,  Costello,  Gauss,  Laut,  Linn,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,  Schrader,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  the  report  of  the  Committee  of  the  Whole 

on 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892.  An  ordinance  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building  Inspec- 
tor; providing  for  the  establishing  of  lire  escapes,  and  amending  an  ordinance  en- 
titled "An  ordinance  creating  the  office  of  Building  Inspector,  defining  the  powers 
and  duties  attached  thereto,"  etc.,  passed  May  5,  1891,  and  approved  by  the  Mayor 
May  7,  1891;  providing  penalties  for  the  violation  of  the  provisions  thereof,  and  re- 
pealing all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Be  concurred  in. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  McGill  moved  that  the  Council  do  now  adjourn. 


September  12,  1892.]         CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,   ING. 


151 


Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  folloAving  vote : 

Ayes  9 — viz :  Councilmen  Cooper,  Gasper,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Olsen,  Puryear* 
Ryan,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  7 — viz :  Councilmen  Colter,  Costello,  Gauss,  Rassmann,  Schmidt,  Schrader 
and  White. 

The  Common  Council,  at  9:45  o'clock  p.  M.,  adjourned. 


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President. 


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City  Clerk. 


152  JOURNAL   OF   COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber, 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

September  19,  1892. 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  September  19th,  at  8  o'clock 
p.  m.,  in  regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  Chair,  and  16  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter, 
Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear, 
Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  White. 

Absent,  5 — viz :  Messrs.  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  Sherer  and  Young. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  special  meeting- 
held  Monday,  September  12,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed 
upon  the  desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as 
published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Colter  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


communications,  etc.,  from  mayor. 


His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication : 

Executive  Department,  \ 

Indianapolis,  Tnd.,  September  19,  1892.  j 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — I  herewith  submit  to  you  the  report  of  the  City  Comptroller,  made 
to  me,  showing  the  estimated  receipts  and  expenses  of  the  city  during  the  fiscal  year 
commencing  September  1,  1892.  These  amounts  have  been  carefully  considered  by 
the  various  Boards  and  revised  by  the  Comptroller  and  myself  and  I  recommend 
them  to  you  as  substantially  correct.  To  pay  these  estimates  will  require  a  levy  of 
seventy  (70)  cents  on  the  one  hundred  dollars,  in  addition  to  a  fifty  (50)  cent  poll. 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  153 

Section  50  of  the  Charter,  makes  it  your  duty  to  finally  determine  these  estimates 
with  the  limitation  that  they  can  not  be  increased,  but  having  once  fixed  them,  you 
must  make  a  rate  sufficiently  high  to  pay  such  estimates. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Thomas  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 

Executive  Department,  1 

Indianapolis,  Ind.;  September  19,  1892.  J 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  : 

Gentlemen — I  have,  approved  General  Ordinance  No.  29,  passed  August  1st ; 
also  General  Ordinance  No.  33,  and  Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  7,  passed  August 
15th  ;  also  General  Ordinances  Nos.  30,  32  and  36,  passed  September  12,  1892. 

Respectfully  submitled, 

Thomas  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 


Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


REPORTS,    ETC.,  FROM  CITY  OFFICERS. 


Communication  from  City  Comptroller: 

1 

aber  1,  1892.  J 


Department  of  Finance. 

Office  of  City  Comptroller, 
Indianapolis,  Ind.,  Septeml 

To  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — I  beg  to  submit  the  following  report  of  the  operations  of  the  Finance 
Department  of  the  city  government  for  the  fiscal  year  beginning  September  1,  1891, 
and  endiog  August  31,  1892,  to  which  is  added  a  statement  of  the  bonded  debt  of  the 
city,  and  of  the  property  owned  by  it : 

receipts.  ' 

Balance  in  treasury  September  1,  1891 $31  254  21 

Total  amount  of  receipts 875,010  74 

$906,264  9^ 

Total  amount  of  warrants  redeemed 864,968  47 

Balance  in  the  treasury $41,296  48 

WARRANTS. 

Amount  of  warrants  outstanding  September  1,  1891  ....  $19,199  22 
Amount  of  warrants  outstanding  issued  prior  to  March  9, 1891        249  87 

Amount  of  warrants  registered  during  the  year 868,354  07 

$887,803  16 

Amount  of  warrants  redeemed  by  City  Comptroller  ....  864,918  00 

Total  amount  of  warrants  outstanding  August  31,  1892 $22,885  16 

Amount  of  cash  in  treasury  September  1,  1892 $41,296  48 

Amount  of  warrants  outstanding .     22,885  16 

Cash  available $18,411  32 


154 


JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Begular  Meeting 


STATEMENT  OF  TREASURER'S  ACCOUNT. 


Jno.  Osterman,  Treasurer,  Dr. 

Amount  in  treasury  September  1,  1891    . $31,254  21 

Eeceipts  from  September  1st  to  September  4th,  inclusive     .     25,397  50 


■oiiJiol  71 


Jno.  Ostermam,  Treasurer,  Cr. 

Amount  of  warrants  redeemed  from  September  1  to  September  4, 1.891,  in- 
clusive  $17,020  05 

Balance  turned  over  to  V.  M.  Backus,  Treasurer 39,63166 


?5(3,651  71 


Y.  M.  Backus,  Treasurer,  Dr. 

Amount  received  from  John  Osterman,  late  Treasurer .  .    .  $39,631  66 
Eeceipts  from  September  5,  1891,  to  August  31,  1892,  in- 
clusive  849,613  74 


$889,244  90 


V.  M.  Backus,  Treasurer,  Cr. 

Amount  of  warrants  redeemed  from  September  5,  1891,  to  August  31, 

1892,  inclusive $847,948  42 


Balance  in  treasury  August  31,  1892 


$41,296  48 


RECEIPTS  during  the  year. 


Balance  in  treasury  September  1,  1891 $31,254 

340 

2,759 

742 
3,840 

102,446 

13,505 

3,917 

1,575 

638 

2,635 

865 

190 

3,954 

762 

2,011 

1,396 

153,500 

....  191 

38 

907 

551 

.  2,623 

5.111 

'615 

525,322 

: 950 


From  Auction  Licenses 

Dog  Licenses 

Express  Licenses  .    .    . 
Huckster  Licenses  .... 

Liquor  Licenses 

Market  Leases  ..... 
Market  Master's  Fees     .    . 

Peddler  Licenses 

Tapping  Sewers 

Tomlinson  Hall  Eents    .    • 
Exhibition  Licenses    .    .    . 

Dray  Licenses      

Fines  and  Fees 

Benefits,  Street  Openings    . 

Police  Eeceipts 

Fire  Force  Eeceipts    .    .    . 
Temporary  Loans    .... 

Sundry  Items 

Coal  License 

Hack  Licenses 

Electric  Light  Companies 
Pav  Patients  City  Hospital 


Comptroller's  Fees 
Salary  Refunded 

Taxes 

Bent  Sellers'  Fan 


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September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  155 

From|  Notes  Collected,  given  for  Tomlinson  Estate $6,577  17 

"      Brewers'  Licenses 7,000  00 

'<      Riding  Gallery 45  00 

"      Interest  on  Belt  Railway  Bonds 30,000  00 

Total $906,264  95 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Old  warrants  redeemed  paid  over  by  Treasurer,  which  were 

issued  prior  to  March  9,  1891  . $50  47 

Redeemed  warrants  paid  over  bv  Treasurer    .....".     864,918  00 

$864,968  47 

Balance $41,296  48 


STATEMENT  OF   ACCOUNTS. 

Board  of  Health. 

Amount  appropriated $3,493  00 

Claims  audited 2,809  36 

Balance $683  64 

Board  of  Health — Special. 

For  Burying  Offal.  Garbage,  etc. 

Balance  from  appropriations  June  8,  1891 $365  25 

Claims  audited 184  60 

t  Balance  to  appropriations $180  65 

City  Civil  Engineer. 

Amount  appropriated $18,670  00 

Claims  audited 17,293  56 

Balance $1,376  44 

Fire  Force  Pay-rolls. 

Amount  appropriated $89$  10  00 

Transferred  from  Fire  Force  Account  bv  order  of  Council  .    .       1,750  00 

$91,660  00 

Claims  audited  .    .    .    .    . 91,603  52 

Balance $56  48 

Fire  Force  Accounts. 

Amount  appropriated $12,938  00 

Special  appropriation  for  Fire.  Apparatus 33,500  00 

$46,438  00 

Claims  audited $39,991  27 

Amount    transferred   to   Office  Expenses,    Board   of    Public 

Safety,  order  Council  August  15,  1892 750  00 

Amount  transferred  to  Fire  Force  Pav-rolls 1,750  00 

42,491  27 

Balance $3,946  73 


156  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

City  Hall. 

Amount  appropriated $3,300  00 

Amount  transferred   from    Incidental   Expenses,    Board   of 

Public  Works,  by  order  of  Council 300  00 

—    $3,600  00 

Claims  audited 3,477  19 

Balance $122  81 

Public  Light. 

Amount  appropriated  September  28,  1891 .  $63,000  00 

Amount  appropriated  May  10,  1892 7,500  00 

$70,500  00 

Claims  audited 63,463  33 

Balance $7,036  67 

Markets. 

Amount  appropriated $5,000  00 

Claims  audited 4J998  75 

Balance $1  25 

Parks. 

Amount  appropriated '. $7,200  00 

Claims  audited 5,487  30 

Balance :    .    .    .    .  ■ $1,712  70 

Police  Force. 

Amount  appropriated $82,986  00 

Claims  audited 82,487  94 

Balance $498  06 

Salary. 

Amount  appropriated $47,756  67 

Claims  audited 45,348  89 

Balance $2,407  78 

Station  House. 

Amount  appropriated  September  28,  1891 $4,000  00 

Amount  appropriated  May  10,  1892 .        2,000  00 

$6,000  00 

Claims  audited 5,532  79 

Balance $467  21 

Street  Repair  Pay-roll. 

Amount  appropriated $40,000  00 

Claims  audited 35,981   30 

Balance $4,018  70 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  157 

Street  Kepair  Accounts. 

Amount  appropriated $8,000  00 

Claims  audited 5,356  41 

Balance $2,643  59 

Temporary  Loans. 

Amount  appropriated  October  2,  1891 $45,000  00 

Amount  appropriated  April  20,  1892 75,000  00 

$120,000  00 

Claims  audited  October  9,  1891 $45,000  00 

Claims  audited  April  23, 1892 75,000  00 

$120,000  00 

Interest  on  Temporary  Loan. 

Amount  appropriated  November  9,  1891 $328  85 

Amount  appropriated  April  20, 1892  .   '. 1,840  98 

$2,169  83 

Claims  audited 2,136  88 

Balance $32  95 

Interest  on  Bonds. 

Amount  appropriated $127,696  07 

Claims  audited 127,696  07 

Furniture  and  Fixtures. 

Amount  appropriated  September  28,  1891 $500  00 

Amount  appropriated  May  10, 1892 500  00 

$1,000  00 

Claims  audited 645  18 

Balance $354  82 

Incidental  Expenses  City  Offices. 

Amount  appropriated *.    .    .     $1,000  00 

Claims  audited 672  76 

Balance $327  24 

Street  Openings  and  Vacations. 

Amount  appropriated $2,033  85 

Claims  audited 1,796  83 

Balance $237  02 

Water. 

Amount  appropriated  September  28,  1891 $45,000  00 

Amount  appropriated  May  10,  1892 9,000  00 

$54,000  00 

Claims  audited 42,325  76 

Balance $11,674  24 


158  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Kegnlar  Meeting 

Tomlinson  Hall  Janitors. 

Amouut  appropriated $2,500  00 

Claims  audited 2,374  50 

Balance $125  50 


Tomlinson  Hall  Accounts. 

Amount  appropriated $1,000  00 

Claims  audited  . 626  52 

Balance $373  48- 

Advertising  and  Printing. 

Amount  appropriated $5,000  00 

Claims  audited $2,195  57 

Amount  transferred  to  Blank  Books  and  Stationery,  per  order 

Council  May  10, 1892 750  00 

2,945  57 

Balance $2,054  43 


Blank  Books  and  Stationery. 

Amount  appropriated  September  28,  1891 $2,000  00 

Amount  transferred  from  Advertising  and  Printing,  per  order 

Council  May  10, 1892 750  00 

$2,750  00 

Claims  audited 2,711  27 

Balance $38  73- 

Public  Charity. 

Amount  appropriated $550  00 

Claims  audited 550  00 

City  Dispensary. 

Amount  appropriated $4,315  00 

Claims  audited 4,142  69 

Balance $172  31 


City  Hospital. 

Amount  appropriated $22,398  75 

Claims  audited 22,396  93 

Balance $1  82 

Street  and  Alley  Improvement. 

Amount  appropriated $159,411  39 

Claims  audited 79,557  95 

Balance $79,853  44 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  159 

Sewers. 

Amount  appropriated  September  28,  1891 $6,000  00 

Amount  appropriated  May  10,  1892 3,200  00 

Amount  transferred  from  Cisterns,  order  Council,  July  22, 1892     1,000  00 

$10,200  00 

Claims  audited 9,708  83 

Balance , $491  17 


Cisterns. 

Amount  appropriated $5,000  00 

Claims  audited $2,289  69 

Amount  transferred  to  Sewers,  July  2,  1892 1,000  00 

3,289  69 

Balance $1,710  31 

Fountains  and  Wells. 

Amount  appropriated  September  28,  1891 $500  00 

Amount  aopropriated  May  10,  1892 200  00 

$700  00 

Claims  audited  , 579  82 

Balance $120  18 

Badges  and  Checks. 

Balance  amount  appropriated  1891 $32  50 

Claims  audited 32  50 

Bridges. 

Amount  appropriated $  14,800  00 

Claims  audited 7,255  08 

Balance $7,544  92 

i 
Illinois  Street  Tunnel. 

Amount  appropriated $300  00 

No  claims  audited. 

Incidental  Expenses  Boaed  of  Public  Worrs. 

Amount  appropriated $1,000  00 

Claims  audited  .    .    .    . $197  00 

Amount  transferred  to  City  Hall ,  300  00 

497  00 

Balance $503  00 

Judgments  and  Costs. 

Balance  from  amount  appropriated  May  8,  1891 $121  37 

Claims  audited 121  37 


160  JOURNAL   OF   COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

Printing — City  Clerk. 

Amount  appropriated $500  00 

Claims  audited 500  00 

Viaduct  Fund. 

Balance  from  amount  appropriated  June  27,  1891 $8,130  00 

Claims  audited 3,130  00 

Balance $5,000  00 

City  of  Indianapolis. 

Balance  September  1,  1892 $722,600  00 

Bills  receivable 6,200  00 

Balance $728,800  00 

Bills  Receivable. 
Notes  paid $6,200  00 

Balance  to  City  of  Indianapolis $6,200  00 

Public  Buildings. 

Amount  appropriated $2,000  00 

Claims  audited 1,795  00 

Balance $205  00 

Pogue's  Run  Repairing. 

Amount  appropriated $10,000  00 

No  claims  audited. 

City  Garbage  and  Dump. 

Amount  appropriated $3,400  00 

Claims  audited 2,670  90 

Balance $729  10 

Assessing  Revenue. 

Amount  appropriated  September  28,  1891 $2,500  00 

Amount  appropriated  July  22, 1892 8,873  90 

$11,373  90 

Claims  audited 11,373  90 

Elections. 

Amount  appropriated  September  28,  1891 $10,000  00 

Amount  appropriated  November  9,  1891 600  00 

Amount  appropriated  December  23,  1891 8  42 

$10,608  42 

Claims  audited 10,608  42 

Refunding  Money  Sent  to  New  York  by  Ex-Treasurer  Sample  Loftin. 

Amount  appropriated $109  50 

Claims  audited 109  50 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  161 

Compromises  and  Costs. 

Amount  appropriated  September  28,  1891 $2,500  00 

Amount  appropriated  December  26,  1891 421  61 

Amount  appropriated  April  25,  1892 2,500  00 

$5,421  61 

Claims  audited 2,946  89 

Balance $2,474  72 

Special,  Police  Judge. 

Amount  appropriated  December  23,  1891 $130  00 

Amount  appropriated  May  10,  1892 100  00 

$230  00 

Claims  audited 220  00 

Balance $10  00 

Office  Expenses  Board  or  Public  Safety. 

Amount  transferred  from  Fire  Force  Accounts,  order  Council  August  15, 

1892 $750  00 

Claims  audited 710  40 

Balance $39  60 

Street  Signs. 

Amount  appropriated $1,800  00 

No  claims  audited. 

Repairs  on  City  Hospital. 

Amount  appropriated .     $2,000  00 

No  claims  audited. 


TRUST   LEDGER — PUBLIC    IMPROVEMENTS. 
STREET,    ALLEY    AND    SEWER    ACCOUNT 

Asphalt  Streets. 

Delaware  Street, 

From  Massachusetts  Avenue  to  St.  Clair  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $35,893  16 

Interest  collected 80  64 

$35,973  80 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $27,113  84 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 6,411  93 

. 33,525  77 

Balance $2,448  03 


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Greer  Street, 

From  Stevens  Street  to  McCarty  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $5,349  89 

Interest  collected 15  04 

$5,364  93 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $2,345  45 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 2,931  54 

■ 5,276  99 

Balance $87  94 


Illinois  Street, 
From  Washington  Street  to  New  York  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $38,463  47 

Interest  collected 35  93 

$38,499  40 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $22,503  34 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 7,488  45 

29,991  79 

Balance $8,507  61 


Meridian  Street, 

From  Seventh  Street  to  Twelfth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $23,257  40 

Interest  collected •    •    .    .    .  90  45 

$23,347  85 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $13,409  23 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 9,938  62 

$23,347  85 

Meridian  Street, 

From  Twelfth  Street  to  Fourteenth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate ■ $8,829  42 

Interest  collected 27  43 

$8,856  85 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $4,515  29 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 4,209  18 

8,723  47 

Balance $133  38 


Market  Street, 

From  Illinois  Street  to  Tennessee  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $5,721  30 

Interest  collected 25  38 

$5,746  68 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 5,746  68 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  163 

Massachusetts  Avenue, 

From  Ohio  Street  to  Delaware  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $12,912  77 

Interest  collected  '. 10  89 

$12,923  66 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 12,923  66 

Ohio  Street, 
From  Tennessee  Street  to  Mississippi  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $12,000  00 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 5,252  17 

Balance $6,747  83 

Pennsylvania  Street, 
From  Fifteenth  Street  to  Sixteenth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $7,613  03 

Interest  collected 27  57 

$7,   40  60 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $917  54 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 6,709  41 

7,626  95 

Balance $13  65 

Pennsylvania  Street, 
From  Ohio  Street  to  New  York  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $5,037  20 

Interest  collected 4  50 

$5,041  70 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $4,490  61 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 535  04 

5,025  65 

Balance $16  05 

Pennsylvania  Street, 
From  New  York  Street  to  St.  Ciair  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $32,710  10 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 769  53 

Balance $31,940  57 

Pennsylvania  Street, 

From  Sixteenth  Street  to  Seventeenth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $7,112  56 

Stevens  Street, 
From  Virginia  Avenue  to  East  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $7,891  31 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 1,364  47 

Balance $6,526  84 


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Shelby  Street, 

From  the  first  alley  south  of  Coburn  Street  tc  the  north  line  of  Prospect  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $2,877  57 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $2,159  27 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 697  38 

2,856  65 

Balance $20  92: 

Seventh  Street, 
From  Alabama  Street  to  Mississippi  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $36,966.83 

Interest  collected 124  33 

Redemption  of  bonds 4,115  71 

$41,206  87 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $26,700  86 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 13,963  65 

40,664  51 

Balance $542  36 

Tennessee  Street, 
From  Washington  Street  to  Ohio  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $14,545  20 

Interest  collected 15  52 

$14,560  72 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $7,231  70 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 972  94 

8,204  64 

Balance $6,356  OS 

Tennessee  Street, 
From  Washington  Street  to  Louisiana  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $28,137  07 

Interest  collected 79  33 

$28,216  40 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $25,307  92 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 2,834  10 

28,142  02 

Balance $74  38 

Virginia  Avenue, 

From  Louisiana  Street  to  Southeast  Terminus. 

Amount  of  estimate $65,372  65 

Interest  collected 205  14 

$65,577  79- 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $47,069  05 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 17,965  97 

(55,035  02. 

Balance $542  77 


September  19,  1892.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  165 

Virginia  Avenue, 

From  Washington  Street  to  Maryland  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate    .    .    . $13,903  62 


Washington  Street, 

From  Mississippi  Street  to  Missouri  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $10,681  47 

Interest  collected 5  62 

$10,687  09 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $9,988  46 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 698  63 

$10,687  09 

Wabash  Street, 

From  Delaware  Street  to  Pennsylvania  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $3,889  79 

Interest  collected 43  75 

$3,933  54 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $3,053  29 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 692  32 

3,745  61 

Balance $187  93 


Brick  Streets  and  Alleys. 


Alley  East  of  Meridian  Street, 
From  Washington  Street  to  Maryland  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $1,782  88 

Interest  collected 5  77 

$1,788  65 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 1,788  65 


College  Avenue, 

From  Christian  Avenue  to  Seventh  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $31,175  87 

Interest  collected 8  18 

$31,184  05 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $20,142  82 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds .'  .     10,778  29 

30,921  11 

Balance $262  94 


166  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON   COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

College  Avenue, 
From  Seventh  Street  to  Eleventh  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $27,598  36 

Interest  collected 43  57 

$27,641  93 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $18,773  29 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 8,635  17 

27,408  46 

Balance $233  47 

College  Avenue, 
From  Eleventh  Street  to  Seventeenth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $34,130  63 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $8,371  21 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 24,282  30 

32,653  51 

Balance $1,477  12 

Coburn  Street, 
From  East  Street  to  Madison  Avenue. 

Amount  of  estimate $10,635  92 

Interest  collected 20  31 

$10,656  23 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $7,206  24 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 3,231  80 

10,438  04 

Balance  .    .    . $218  19 

Delaware  Street, 
From  South  Street  to  Madison  Avenue. 

Amount  of  estimate $31,277  88 

Interest  collected 57  81 

$31,335  69 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $21,823  24 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 8,611  75 

30,434  99 

Balance $900  70 

Meridian  Street, 

From  McCarty  Street  to  Morris  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $24,194  16 

Meridian  Street, 
From  Morris  Street  to  Palmer  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate  .  . $23,548  52 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 10,100  87 

Balance $13,447  65 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  167 

Meridian  Street, 

From  Palmer  Street  to  a  point  243  feet  north  of  Belt  Railroad. 

Amount  of  estimate $13,828  80 

Extras  allowed 65  48 

Interest  collected 5  72 

$13,900  00 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $8,692  90 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 5,006  24 

13,699  14 

Balance $200  86 


Pearl  Street, 

From  Pennsylvania  Street  to  Illinois  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $5,301  00 

Interest  collected 2  05 

$5,303  05 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 5,303  05 


St.  Joseph  Street, 
From  Delaware  Street  to  Pennsylvania  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $3,383  73 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 3,383  73 

St.  Mary's  Street, 

From  Delaware  Street  to  Alabama  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $3,506  50 


Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $1,848  75 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 1,021  56 


2,870  31 


Balance $636  19 


Graveled  Streets. 

Albemarle  Street, 
From  Clifford  Avenue  to  Orange  Avenue. 

Amount  of  estimate $2,738  70 

Interest  collected 1  96 

$2,740  66 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $1,099  50 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 1,517  76 

2,617  26 

Balance $123  40 


168  JOURNAL   OF   COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Kegular  Meeting 

Brookside  Avenue, 

From  Orange  Avenue  to  Rose  Lane. 

Amount  of  estimate . $4,245  04 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 385  78 

Balance $3,859  26 

Columbia  Avenue, 

From  Seventh  Street  to  Tenth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $5,658  02 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash ■  2,608  96 

Balance $3,049  06 

Clyde  Street, 
From  L.  E.  &  W.  Railway  Tracks  to  Martinclale  Avenue. 

Amount  of  estimate $1,201  60 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 130  68 

Balance $1,070  92 


Clinton  Street, 
From  Ohio  Street  to  New  York  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $1,128  96 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 138  88 

Balance $990  08 

Fourteenth  Street, 

From  Meridian  Street  to  Tennessee  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate .        $887  04 

Interest  collected 7  23 

$894  27 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 828  03 

Balance $66  24 

Hester  Street, 

From  Prospect  Street  to  Jefferson  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $669  90 

Interest  collected 3  22 

$673  12 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $635  72 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 37  40 

673  12 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  169 

Harrison  Street, 
From  Noble  Street  to  Dillon  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $6,118  88 

Interest  collected 34  49 

$6,153  37 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $5,208  33 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 748  63 

5,956  96 

Balance $196  41 

Helen  Street, 
From  Washington  Street  to  Maryland  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $956  26 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $737  86 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 218  40 

956  26 

Herbert  Street, 

From  Mississippi  Street  to  Highland  Place. 

Amount  of  estimate $274  70 

Helen  Street 

From  Maryland  Street  to  the  C,  C,  C.  &  St.  L.  Railway  Tracks. 

Amount  of  estimate $1,763  42 

John  Street, 
From  Prospect  Street  to  the  second  alley  south. 

Amount  of  estimate $887  04 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 115  20 

Balance $771  84 

Katharine  Street, 

From  Fernway  Street  to  Bloyd  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate .    .    .    .        $812  26 

Interest  collected 2  79 

$815  05 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $543  29 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 92  40 

635  69 


Balance $179  36 


Katharine  Street, 
From  Fernway  Street  to  Lawrence  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $698  70 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $213  60 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 161  70 

375  30 

Balance $323  40 


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Lexington  Avenue, 

From  Reid  Street  to  William  Street. 
Amount  of  estimate  .   .    . $938  50 

Meikel  Street, 
From  McCarty  Street  to  Ray  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $627  00 

Interest  collected 7  85 

$634  85 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $552  51 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 33  19 

, 585  70 

Balance .    .    .    .    . $49  15 

Michigan  Street, 
From  Woodruff  Place  to  Rural  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $7,787  18 

Interest  collected 22  18 

$7,810  36 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $5,141  16 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 2,692  73 

7,835  14 

South  Half  of  Michigan  Street, 

From  State  Street  to  east  line  of  Woodruff  Place. 
Amount  of  estimate $1,955  11 

West  Half  of  Meridian  Street, 
From  Twentieth  Street  to  Twenty- sixth  Street, 

Amount  of  estimate $2,779  70 

Interest  collected 16  31 

$2,796  01 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $2,179  97 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 300  37 

2,480  34 

Balance $315  67 

Market  Street.  South  Gutter, 
From  Cruse  Street  to  a  point  209  feet  east. 

Amount  of  estimate $232  40 

Interest  collected 88 

$233  28 

Amount  paid  contractor  in  cash .    .  $233  28 

McCauley  Street, 
From  Church  Street  to  Missouri  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate ; $521  25 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 123  74 

Balance $397  51 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  171 

Pleasant  Street, 
From  Dillon  Street  to  Reid  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $5,582  30 

Interest  collected 22  73 

$5,605  03 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $5,033  89 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 428  96 

5,462  85 

Balance $142  18 

Quincy  Street, 

From  Michigan  Avenue  to  Bates  Street. 
Amount  of  estimate $1,098  72 

St.  Charles  Street, 
From  Naomi  Street  to  Belt  Railroad. 

Amount  of  estimate $432  00 

Interest  collected 17 

$432  17 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $360  09 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 54  04 

414  13 

Balance $18  04 

Traub  Avenue, 

From  Washington  Street  to  rlist  alley  north  of  Leeds  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $3,658  05 

Interest  collected 6  92 

$3,664  97 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $2,456  68 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 1,142  29 

3,598  97 

Balance $66  00 

Tenth  Street, 
From  Columbia  Avenue  to  Greenwood  Street, 

Amount  of  estimate $1,269  71 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $574  00 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 636  73 

1,210  73 

Balance $58  98 

Walcott  Street, 
From  Washington  Street  to  Koller  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $1,723  65 

Amount  paid  contractors 126  28 

Balance $1,597  37 


172  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Kegular  Meeting 

Warren  Street, 
From  Michigan  Avenue  to  Bates  Street, 

Amount  estimated $908  80 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash .  36  60 

Balance ' $872  20 

Wilson  Street, 
From  Pine  Street  to  Cruse  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $1,000  80 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash -  .        $748  80 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 252  00 

1,000  80 


Alleys   Graveled. 

First  Alley  North  of  Ohio  Street, 
From  Highland  Street  to  Hanna  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $416  61 

Interest  collected 1  33 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 

First  Alley  East  of  Pennsylvania  Street, 
From  Home  Avenue  to  Fifth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate .        $827  78 

Interest  collected - 1  06 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $713  79 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 115  05 

First  Alley  North  of  McCarty  Street, 
From  the  first  alley  west  of  Illinois  Street  to  Tennessee  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $181  05 

Interest  collected 15 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 

Balance 

First  Alley  East  of  Reid  Street, 

From  the  first  alley  south  of  Prospect  Street  to  the  first  alley  north  of 
Orange  Avenue. 

Amount  of  estimate $155  52 

Interest  collected 1  C(i 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 

Balance 


$417  94 
417  94 


$828  84 


828  84 


$181  20 
168  60 

$12  60 


$157  18 
144  70 

$12  48 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   ING.  173 

First  Alley  Northwest  of  Massachusetts  Avenue, 

From  Bellefontaine  Street  to  Cherry  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $98  37 

Interest  collected 95 

$99  32 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 93  71 

Balance $5  61 

First  Alley  East  of  Oriole  Street, 
From  Lincoln  Lane  to  Nebraska  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate -  $355  00 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $246  00 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 61  (50 

— 307  60 


Balance $47  40 

First  Alley  West  of  East  Street, 
From  Coburn  Street  to  Morris  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate     . $204  00 

Interest  collected 1  09 

$205  09 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 145  09 

Balance $60  00 

First  Alley  West  of  Kural  Street, 
From  Bloyd  Street  to  a  point  290  feet  north. 

Amount  of  estimate $101  11 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 86  71 

Balance $14  40 

First  Alley  West  of  Kural  Street, 

From  210  feet  south  of  Pruitt  Street  to  290  feet  north  of  Bloyd  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $286  65 

Interest  collected 1  42 

$288  07 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 238  84 

Balance $49  23 

First  Alley  North  of  Prospect  Street, 
From  Linden  Street  to  Spruce  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $216  40 

Interest  collected 5 

$216  45 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $203  80 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 8  40 

212  20 

Balance $4  25 


174  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

First  Alley  South  of  Prospect  Street, 
From  Reid  Street  to  Joh  n  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $118  00 

Interest  collected 11 

$118  11 

Amount  paid  contractors 118  11 

First  Alley  West  op  Pennsylvania  Street, 
From  Fifth  Street  to  first  alley  north. 

Amount  of  estimate •    • 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $109  94 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 197  13 

Balance $109  74 

First  Alley  West  of  West  Street. 
From  Root  Street  to  Ray  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $296  96 

Interest  collected 18 

$297  14 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 184  62 

Balance  .    . $112  52 

First  Alley  West  of  Meridian  Street, 

From  the  first  alley  south  of  Thirteenth  Street  to  Thirteenth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate .^  .    $101  08 

First  Alley  West  of  Mississippi  Street, 
From  Armour  Street  to  Herbert  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $208  80 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash ,    .  15  26 

Balance $193  54 

First  alley  West  of  Mississippi  Street, 

From  Herbert  Street  to  Twelfth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $406  56 

First  Alley  North  of  Michigan  Street, 
From  Illinois  Street  to  first  alley  east. 

Amount  of  estimate $112  50 

Amount  paid  contractors 112  50 

First  Alley  North  of  Michigan  Street, 
From  Meridian  Street  to  first  alley  east. 

Amount  of  estimate $112  50 

Interest  collected 1  69 

$114  19 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 114  19 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  175 

First  Alley  North  of  Michigan  Street, 

From  first  alley  east  of  Illinois  Street  to  the  first  alley  west  of  Meridian  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $136  80 

Interest  collected 69 

$137  49 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 137  49 

First  Alley  South  of  Louisiana  Street, 
From  New  Jersey  Street  to  Alabama  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $336  00 

Interest  collected 8  58 

$344  58 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 344  58 


Sidewalks. 


Bellefontaine  Street,  West  Sidewalk,  Cement, 
From  Home  Avenue  to  Lincoln  Avenue. 

Amount  of  estimate $728  60 

Interest  collected 2  36 

$730  96 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 730  96 

Court  Street,  North  Sidewalk,  Brick, 
From  East  Street  to  Liberty  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $98  00 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash ' 64  65 

Balance $33  35 

College  Avenue,  West  Sidewalk,  Cement, 
From  Home  Avenue  to  Lincoln  Avenue. 

Amount  of  estimate $717  22 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 323  90 

Balance $393  32 

Henry  Street,  North  Sidewalk,  Brick, 

From  Missouri  Street  to  a  point  373.5  feet  east. 

Amount  of  estimate $134  46 

Irwin  Street,  North  Sidewalk,  Brick, 
From  College  Avenue  to  Peru  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $451  36 

Interest  collected 4  02 

$455  38 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 412  28 

Balance $43  10 


176  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

Maple  Street,  West  Sidewalk,  Brick, 
From  Wilkins  Street  to  Morris  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $120  90 

Interest  collected 48 

$121  38 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $112  38 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 9  00 

121  38 

Meridian  Street, 

From  Twelfth  Street  to  Fourteenth  Street, 

Amount  of  estimate $1,385  13    . 

Interest  collected 1  20 

$1,380  33 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $743  23 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 558  50 

1,301  73 

Balance  . $84  60 

Michigan  Street,  South  Sidewalk,  Brick, 
From  Pine  Street  to  Archer  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $575  80 

Interest  collected 1  08 

$576  88 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 274  28 

Balance N $302  60 

Missouri  Street,  West  Sidewalk,  Brick, 

From  Kentucky  Avenue  to  Merrill  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $755  05 


Mississippi  Street,  West  Sidewalk,  Cement, 

From  Market  Street  to  Ohio  Street. 

Total  amount  of  estimate $678  20 

Interest  collected 1   62 

$679  82 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $492  62 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 46  80 

539  42 

Balance S140  40 

Oriole  Street,  Brick, 

From  Lincoln  Lane  to  second  alley  north. 

Amount  of  estimate $223  09 

Interest  collected 15 

$223  24 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 223  24 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  177 

Pennsylvania  Street,  Cement, 

From  Fifteenth  Street  to  Sixteenth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $971  92 

Interest  collected  .    , 2  09 

$974  01 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash  .    . $173  21 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 771  16 

944  37 

Balance $29  64 


Pennsylvania  Street,  East  Sidewalk,  Cement, 

From  New  York  Street  to  a  point  231.50  feet  south. 

Amount  of  estimate $300  95 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 233  68 

Balance $67  27 


Pennsylvania  Street,  Cement, 

From  Sixteenth  Street  to  Seventeenth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $891  24 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash , 87  64 

Balance $803  60 


State  Avenue,  West  Sidewalk,  Brick, 

From  Market  Street  to  Koller  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $347  42 

Interest  collected 1  39 

$348  81 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 348  81 

State  Avenue,  East  Sidewalk,  Brick, 

From  Washington  Street  to  Michigan  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $1,178  72 

Interest  collected 4  81 

$1,183  53 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $1,119  36 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 42  97 

1,162  33 

Balance $21  20 

Sixth  Street,  North  Sidewalk,  Brick, 
From  Delaware  Street  to  Alabama  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $182  03 

Interest  collected 70 

$182  73 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 182  73 


178  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON   COUNCIL.  [Kegular  Meeting 

Tennessee  Street,  East  Sidewalk,  Brick, 

From  Ray  Street  to  Morris  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $397  56 

Interest  collected 3  90 

$401  46 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 387  06 

Balance $14  40 

Twelfth  Street,  South  Sidewalk,  Brick, 

From  Talbott  Avenue  to  Illinois  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $696  28 

Interest  collected 5  48 

$701  76 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $380  64 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 282  72 

663  36 

Balance $38  40 


Washington  Street,  South  Sidewalk,  Brick, 

From  Mississippi  Street  to  the  first  alley  west. 

Amount  of  estimate $271  49 

Interest  collected  . 1  38 

$272  87 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 272  87 


Sewers. 


In  Alley  West  or  Meridian  Street, 

From  Seventh  Street  to  first  alley  south  of  Twelfth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $2,647  07 

Interest  collected 32  11 

$2,679  18 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 2,669  53 

Balance $9  65 

In  Alley  West  of  Pennsylvania  Street, 

From  Seventh  Street  to  alley  south  of  Twelfth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $2,780  91 

Interest  collected 4  49 

$2,785  40 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $2,258  03 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 491  01 

2,749  04 

Balance $36  36 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  179 

In  Alley  West  of  Meridian  Street, 

From  first  alley  south  of  Twelfth  Street  to  50  feet  north  of  Twelfth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $583  95 

Interest  collected 25 

$584  20 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $375  65 

Amount  paid  contrac'ors  in  bonds 208  55 

584  20 

In  Alley  North  of  Michigan  Street, 
From  Meridian  Street  to  Pennsylvania  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $403  64 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 403  64 

In  East  Street, 
From  Coburn  Street  to  Morris  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $923  80 

Interest  collected 50 

$924  30 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $595  95 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 260  15 

856  10 

Balance .  $68  20 

In  Huron  Street, 
From  Virginia  Avenue  to  Noble  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $607  50 

Interest  collected 7  74 

$615  24 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 537  88 

Balance $77  36 

In  New  Jersey  Street, 
From  South  Street  to  Louisiana  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $868  30 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 201  09 

Balance $667  21 

In  Illinois  Street, 
From  Second  Street  to  Seventh  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $6,850  53 

Interest  collected 3  15 

$6,853  68 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash $5,818  53 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  bonds 887  55 

6,706  08 

Balance $147  60 


180  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

In  Pennsylvania  Street, 
From  Pratt  Street  to  St.  Joe  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $876  26 

Interest  collected 3  25 

$879  51 

Amount  paid  contractors  in  cash 634  42 

Balance $245  09 


Street  Cleaning. 

Washington  Street, 
From  Mississippi  Street  to  L.  E.  &  W.  Railway  tracks. 

Amount  of  estimate $1,568  65 

Amount  paid  contractors     . 1,451  31 

Balance '  .    .    .    .• $117  34 

Pennsylvania  Street, 
From  Seventh  Street  to  Fifteenth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $221  76 

Amount  paid  contractors .  216  87 

Balance *  .    .  $4  89 

Delaware   Street, 
From  St.  Clair  Street  to  Seventh  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $324  90 

Amount  paid  contractors 317  23 

Balance $7  67 

Meridian  Street, 
From  St.  Clair  Street  to  Seventh  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $301  62 

Amount  paid  contractors 294  22 

Balance $7  40 

Meridian  Street, 
From  Seventh  Street  to  Twelfth  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $92  10 

Amount  paid  contractors 89  18 

Balance $2  92 

Meridian  Street, 
From  New  York  Street  to  St.  Clair  Street. 

Amount  estimate $272  21 

Amount  paid  contractors  185  10 

Balance • $87  11 


September  19,  1892.]          CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  181 

Illinois  Street, 

From  Washington  Street  to  Union  Railway  Tracks. 

Amount  estimate $306  70 

Amount  paid  contractors •    •    •  282  51 

Balance $24  19 


Illinois  Street, 

From  Washington  Street  to  New  York  Street. 

Amount  estimate $167  80 

Amount  paid  contractors 165  40 

Balance $2  40 


Mississippi  Street, 

From  Washington  Street  to  Ohio  Street. 

Amount  estimate $192  93 

Amount  paid  contractors 83  88 

Balance $109  05 


Ohio  Street, 

From  East  Street  to  Tennessee  Street. 

Amount  estimate $295  56 

Amount  paid  contractors 289  19 

Balance $6  37 


Ohio  Street, 

From  Tennessee  Street  to  Mississippi  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $37  62 

Amount  paid  contractors 18  12 

Balance $19  50 


Court  Street, 

From  Delaware  Street  to  Pennsylvania  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $33  05 

Amount  paid  contractors 20  22 

Balance $12  83 


Illinois  Street, 

From  Ohio  Street  to  New  York  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $43  25 

Amount  paid  contractors 43  25 


182  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON   COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

Tennessee  Street, 

From  Washington  Street  to  Ohio  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $135  20 

Amount  paid  contractors 60  66 

Balance '......'.; $74  54 

Pennsylvania  Street, 
From  Washington  Street  to  Ohio  Street. 

Amount  of  estimate $264  72 

Amount  paid  contractors 215  83 

Balance $48  89 


Street  Openings. 

Wright  Street, 

From  Sanders  Street  to  Birkenmeyer  Avenue. 

Amount  of  benefits  assessed $1,550  00 

f  Mill  Street, 

From  Fifth  Street  to  the  first  alley  north  of  Fifth  Street. 

Amount  of  benefits  assessed $775  00 

Amount  of  damages  paid 555  00 

Balance ' $220  00 

First  Alley  West  of  Delaware  Street, 

From  Fifth  Street  to  the  south  line  of  Vajen's  Addition. 

Amount  of  benefits  assessed $751  10 

Jeck  Street, 
From  Wallick  Street  to  a  point  566  feet  west. 
Amaunt  of  benefits  assessed $1,342  50 

Katharine  Street, 

From  Fernway  Street  to  Lawrence  Street. 

Amount  due  March  9,  1891,  and  not  collected $202  00 

Amount  paid  in  damages 196  00 

Balance $6  00 

Adler  Street, 

From  Meridian  Street  to  Union  Street. 

Amount  of  benefits  assessed $2,060  00 

Amount  of  damages  paid 922  00 

Balance $1,138  00 


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192  35 

538 

97 

16  05 

20  92 

542  38 

258  35 

87 

94 

272 

63 

133  35 

85 

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96 

99 

259 

35 

150 

18 

728 

47 

September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  183 

Repair  Guarantee  Fund. 
To  guarantee  the  keeping  of  Streets  in  repair. 

1891. 

Nov.  30.  Pennsylvania  street  from  Fifteenth  street  to  Sixteenth  street 

"       30.  Delaware  street,  from  Massachusetts  avenue  to  St.  Clair  street, 

Dec.    31.  Virginia  avenue,  from  Louisiana  street  to  southeast  terminus, 

"       31.  Pennsylvania  street,  from  Ohio  street  to  New  York  street  . 

"       31.  Shelby  street,  from  Prospect  street  to  first  alley  south    .    .    . 
1892. 

Jan.      6.  Seventh  street,  from  Alabama  street  to  Mississippi  street    . 

6.  Delaware  street,  from  South  street  to  Madison  avenue  .    .    . 

6.  Greer' street,  from  Stevens  street  to  McCarty  street    .... 

8.  College  avenue,  from  Christian  avenue  to  Seventh  street  .    . 

8.  Meridian  street,  from  Twelfth  street  to  Fourteenth  street     . 

8.  Tennessee  street,  from  Washington  street  to  Louisiana  street 

11.  Coburn  street,  from  East  street  to  Madison  avenue    .... 

11.  College  avenue,  from  Seventh  street  to  Eleventh  street    .    . 

12.  Meridian  street,  from  Palmer  street  to  Belt  railroad    .    .    . 
April  11.  College  avenue,  from  Eleventh  street  to  Seventeenth  street  . 

Total $3,396  60 


STREET  IMPROVEMENT  WARRANTS. 

i 

Amount  of  warrants  drawn  by  City  Comptroller $303,380  78 

Amount  of  warrants  redeemed 284,156  95 

Amount  of  warrants  outstanding $19,223  83 


V.  M.  Backus,  Treasurer,  Dr. 
Amount  collected  on  account  of  street  improvements $306,777  38 

V.  M.  Backus,  Treasurer,  Cr. 

Amount  of  warrants  redeemed 284,156  95 

Balance.' $22,620  43 

Amount  of  warrants  outstanding $19,223  83 

Amount  of  repair  guarantee  fund 3,396  60 

$22,620  43 


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PROPERTY  OWNED  BY  THE  CITY. 

Five  hundred  bonds  of  the  U.  E.  E.  T.  &  S.  Y.  Co.,  numbered  from  1  to 

500  inclusive,  for  $1,000  each $500,000  00 

Eeal  estate,  valued  by  John  S.  Spann  and  A.  Scherrer 676,700  00 


$1,176,700  00 
Very  respectfully  submitted, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 

City  Comptroller. 

State  of  Indiana,         ") 
County  or  Marion,    j  SS: 

William  Wesley  Woollen,  City  Comptroller,  being  duly  sworn  upon  oath,  says 
that  the  foregoing  report  is  true,  as  he  verily  believes. 

William  Wesley  Woollen. 

Subscribed  and  sworn  to  this  13th  day  of  September,  1892. 

S.  V.  Perrott, 


Notary  Public. 


Which  was  received  and  spread  on  the  minutes. 


Department  of  Finance, 

Office  of  City  Comptroller, 
Indianapolis,  Sept.  19,  189 


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To  the  Honorable,  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — The  city  will  probably  need  seventy-five  thousand  dollars  in  addi- 
tion to  her  current  receipts  to  pay  her  expenses  before  the  second  installment  of  the 
tax  duplicate  of  1891  becomes  due.  I  respectfully  ask  for  authority  to  borrow  not 
exceeding  said  amount  from  such  time  as  the  needs  of  the  city  may  require,  not  run- 
ning longer  than  November  10,  1892,  and  at  a  rate  of  interest  not  exceeding  six  per 
cent.  Very  respectfully, 

Willtam  Wesley  Woollen, 

City  Comptroller. 


Office  of  City  Comptroller,  \ 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  Sept,  1,  1892.  / 

Sir: — I  have  the  honor  to  submit  the  following  estimates  of  the  receipts  and  ex- 
penditures of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  for  the  fiscal  year  beginning  this  day  and 
ending  August  31,  1893. 

It  has  been  certified  to  me  by  the  County  Auditor  that  the  total  value  of  the  tax- 
able property  within  the  city  is  $99,124,695,  and  that  the  number  of  polls  is  24,388. 
Upon  this  basis  the  calculations  of  the  revenue  to  be  derived  from  the  tax  duplicate 
of  1892  are  made: 

receipts. 

Amount  of  cash  in  the  treasury  August  31,  1892 $41,29(5  48 

Amount  of  audited  claims  not  paid 22,885  16 

Leaves  available $18,411  32 


September  19,  1892.]          CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  189 

ESTIMATE    OF    MISCELLANEOUS    RECEIPTS. 

From  auction  license $350  00 

Dog  license 2,500  00 

Express  license 700  00 

Huckster  license 3,800  00 

Liquor  license 102,000  00 

Market  leases 13,500  00 

Market  master's  fees ■    • 3,500  00 

Peddlers' license 1,550  00 

Tapping  sewers 600  00 

Tomlinson  Hall  rents 2,600  00 

Exhibition  license 800  00 

Dray  license 200  00 

Fines  and  fees  from  police  court 4,500  00 

Benefits  from  street  and  alley  openings 750  00 

Police  receipts , 2,000  00 

Fire  force  receipts 1,200  00 

Interest  on  Belt  R.  R.  bonds 30,000  00 

Hack  license 900  00 

Electric  light  companies 4,000  00 

Pay  patients  at  City  Hospital ,    ,  2,200  00 

City  Comptroller's  fees 5,000  00 

Rent  of  Sellers'  Farm 950  00 

Riding  galleries 200  00 

Brewers'  license 7,000  00 


$209,211  32 


A  tax  of  seventy  (70)  cents  on  each  one  hundred  dollars  valuation  of  property, 
and  fifty  (50)  cents  on  each  poll  on  the  tax  duplicate  of  1892  will  produce : 

First  installment $423,640  11 

Second  installment 264,775  08 

$688,415  19 
Estimated  miscellaneous  receipts  and  cash  in  the  treasury 209,211  32 


$897,626  51 

ESTIMATED   EXPENSES. 

Department  of  Finance. 

Salaries  of  officers  and  clerks  (see  schedule  "A") $47,340  00 

Interest  and  exchange  on  bonded  debt .  127,696  07 

Assessing  city  property 2,500  00 

Payment  of  temporary  loan,  due  May  11,  1893 33,500  00 

Payment  of  interest  on  same 1,675  00 

Incidental  expenses  City  offices 1,000  00 

Special  police  judges 150  00 


$213,861  07 

Department  of  Board  of  Public  Works. 

Street  repair  pay-roll $40,000  00 

Street  repair  accounts 10,000  00 

City  Civil  Engineer  (see  schedule  "B") '..    .    .  19,24000 

Assessment  roll  clerks 10,000  00 

Parks 7,000  00 

City  hall 3,600  00 


190  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meefing 

Furniture  and  fixtures ,    .    .  i $1,200  00 

Blank  books  and  stationery 4,500  00 

Printing  and  advertising 3,000  00 

Street  openings  and  vacations 1,000  00 

Tomlinson  hall  janitor 2,500  00 

Tomlinson  hall  accounts 1,000  00 

Water 46,000  00 

Repairs  to  Pogue's  Run 25,000  00 

Incidental  expenses 500  00 

Street  and  alley  improvements 100,000  00 

Sewers 6,000  00 

Cisterns 3,000  00 

Fountains  and  wells '. 700  00 

Bridges '. 20,000  00 

Public  light 75,000  00 

City  garbage  and  dump 3,500  00 

Ground  and  stable  for  police  headquarters 12,000  00 

Rental  of  ground  for  hay  market 1,500  00 

$396,240  00 

Department  of  Public  Safety. 

Fire  force  pay-rolls $114,270  00' 

Fire  force  accounts 27,400  00 

Police  force 85,697  00 

Station-house  accounts 4,474  00 

Markets 4,848  00 

Office  account 500  00 


$237,189  00 


Department  of  Public  Health  and  Charity. 

Board  of  Health $3,431  00- 

Public  charity,  "  Home  for  Friendless  Women  " 600  00 

For  prevention  and  care  of  patients  with  infectious  diseases 5,000  00 

City  Dispensary 4.315  00 

City  Hospital 24,000  00 

$37,346  00 
Department  of  Law. 
Judgments  and  costs $2,500  00 

$2,500  00 

RECAPITULATION. 

Department  of  Finance $213,861  07 

Department  of  Public  Works 396,240  00 

Department  of  Public  Safety 237,189  00 

Department  of  Public  Health  and  Charity 37,346  00 

Department  of  Law 2,500  00 

Total $887,136  07 

Estimated  receipts $897,626  53 

Estimated  expenses 887,136  07 

Excess  of  receipts $10,490  44 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  191 

The  second  installment  of  the  tax  duplicate  of  1892  will  not  accrue  until  after 
the  expiration  of  this  fiscal  year,  but  the  city  will  have,  in  lieu  thereof,  the  money 
which  will  come  from  the  second  installment  of  the  duplicate  of  1891.  The  amount 
will  stand  thus : 

Second  installment,  duplicate  of  1892 $264,775  08 

Second  installment,  duplicate  of  1891 229,769  72 

$35,005  36 
Deducting  surplus  on  basis  of  total  duplicate  of  1892 10,490  44 

Leaves  a  deficiency  of $24,514  92 

Which  must  be  met  by  anticipating  the  second  installment  of  1892. 

These  estimates  are  made  upon  the  theory  that  the  taxes  in  litigation  by  the  rail- 
roads will  be  paid. 

I  therefore  recommend  that  the  Common  Council  be  asked  to  make  a  levy  of 
seventy  (70)  cents  on  each  one  hundred  dollars  valuation  of  property  and  fifty  (50) 
cents  on  each  poll,  for  the  purpose  of  raising  revenue  for  the  fiscal  year  beginning 
to-day. 

I  also  recommend  that  the  Council  be  asked  to  make  appropriations  to  cover  the 
foregoing  estimates,  and  in  addition,  that  the  balances  standing  to  the  credit  of  the 
several  funds  on  ihe  Comptroller's  ledger  be  also  made  available.  I  do  this  for  the 
reason  that  at  the  end  of  the  present  fiscal  year  there  will  probably  be  in  the  treasury 
unexpended  balances  to  an  amount  equal  to  those  now  existing. 

During  the  year  the  following  bonds  will  become  due : 

April  1,  1893,  Sellers  Farm  Purchase • $21,000  00 

July  1,  1893,' Series  "A" 300,000  00 

July  1,  1893,  Series  "B" 300,000  00 

Total $621,000  00 

These  bonds  will  have  to  be  refunded,  as  the  city  will  not  be  in  a  condition  to 
pay  them.  Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 
Honorable  Thomas  L.  Sullivan,  City  Comptroller. 

Mayor. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 


Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances 
were  introduced : 

By  Mr.  Rassman : 

G.  O.  No.  38,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Mayor  and  City  Comptroller 
to  make  a  temporary  loan  or  loans  in  anticipation  of  the  revenue  of  1892,  not  exceed- 
ing the  sum  of  seventy-five  thousand  dollars. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time. 


192  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

Mr.  Rassman  moved  that  the  constitutional  rules  be  suspended 
for  the  purpose  of  placing  G.  0.  No.  38,  1892,  on  its  final  passage. 
Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  17 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Halloran, 
Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White, 
and  President  Murphy. 

Nays— None. 

Thereupon,  G.  0.  No.  38,  1892,  was  read  second  time,  ordered  en- 
grossed ;  read  third  time  and  passed  by  the  following  vote ; 

Ayes  17 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Linn,  Mc- 
Gill, McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White,  Young 
and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

By  Mr.  Gasper : 

G.  O.  No.  39,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Budd  Street  to  Dear- 
born Street. 

Read  first  time. 

Mr.  McGuffin  moved  that  the  constitutional  rules  be  suspended 
for  the  purpose  of  placing  G.  0.  No.  39,  1892,  on  its  final  passage. 
Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote  : 

i 
Ayes  1(5 — viz:     Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Linn,  Mc- 
Gill, McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White,  Young 
and  President  Murphy. 
Nays — None. 

Thereupon,  G.  0.  No.  39,  1892,  was  read  second  time,  ordered  en- 
grossed: read  third  time  and  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  17 — viz:     Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Linn,  Mc- 
Gill, McGuffin.  Olsen,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White,  Young 
and  President  Murphy. 
Nays— None. 

MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

Mr.  Ryan  offered  and  moved  the  adoption  of  the  following  resolu- 
tion : 

Resolved,  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Whereas,  This  Council  has  heard  with  deep  regret  of  the  death  of  Mrs.  Rose  C. 
Bailey,  the  wife  of  the  City  Attorney,  a  lady  widely  known  and  universally  beloved 
on  account  of  her  varied  accomplishments  and  rare  graces  of  character ;  therefore, 

Resolved,  That  the  sympathy  of  this  body  be  and  is  hereby  extended  to  the  City 
Attorney  in  his  bereavement, 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


September  19,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  193 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann,  the  Common  Council,  at  9:15  o'clock 
p.  m.,  adjourned. 


President. 

Attest 


l^t^Cr^l^ 

City  Clerk. 


194  JOURNAL   OF   COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Special  Meeting 


SPECIAL  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber, 


City  of  Indianapolis, 

September  27,  1892. 

The  Common  Council  of  the  CiU'  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber  Thursday  evening,  September  27th,  at  8  o'clock 
p.  m.,  in  special  session,  pursuant  to  the  following  call : 

Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  Common  Council  City  of  Indianapolis  ; 

Dear  Sir — The  undersigned  respectfully  request  that  you  call  a  special  meeting 
of  the  Common  Council,  to  meet  in  the  Council  Chamber,  Tuesday  evening,  Septem- 
ber 27,  1 892,  at  8  o'clock,  for  the  purpose  of  transacting  such  business  as  may  come 
before  the  meeting.  Very  respectfully, 

Emit.  C.  Rassmann. 

J.  A.   PURYEAR. 

;  J.  F.  White 

Geo.  E  Colter. 
Fred.  Schrader. 
H.  W.  Laut. 
Anton  Schmidt. 
Jno.  B.  McGuffin. 

The  members  of  the  Common  Council  are  requested  to  meet  pursuant  to  the  above 
call.  M.  J.  Murphy, 

President. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Coun- 
cil, in  the  Chair,  and  16  members,  viz  :  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper, 
Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Puryear, 
Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt  and  Schrader. 

Absent,  5 — viz  :  Messrs.  Costello,  Linn,  Sherer,  White  and  Young. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  meeting 
held  Monday,  September  19,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed 
upon  the  desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as 
published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dis- 
pensed with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


September  27,  1892  ]         CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  195 

COMMUNICATIONS,    ETC.,    FROM    MAYOR. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 

Executive  Department,         Y 
Indianapolis,  Ind.,  September  27,  1892  j 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  General  Ordinance  No.  39,  passed  at  your  session 
held  September  19,  1892.  Respectfully  submitted, 

Thos.  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 
Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 

Executive  Department,  \ 

City  of  Indianapolis,  September  26,  1892.      J 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — The  City  of  Indianapolis  has  already  invested  in  the  purchase  of 
Garfield  Park  more  than  $250,000.  The  city  has  extended  all  about  it  and  it  is 
becoming  the  resort  of  a  rapidly  increasing  number  of  our  citizens.  Therefore  it  is 
most  desirable  that  it  be  kept  up  and  gradually  improved  in  order  that  it  may  the 
more  speedily  answer  the  purpose  for  which  it  was  designed. 

After  consultation  with  the  Board  of  Public  Works,  I  deem  it  my  duty  to  recom- 
mend that  you  appropriate  the  sum  of  seven  thousand  dollars  to  be  used  specially 
for  the  benefit  of  Garfield  Park.  The  amount  is  not  as  large  as  the  needs  of  this  park 
require,  but  if  each  year  special  care  is  taken  of  this  park  it  will  soon  be  developed 
into  one  of  the  most  healthful  and  delightful  of  our  city's  resorts. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

T.  L.  Sullivan, 
Mayor. 
Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 

State  of  Indiana,         \ 
County  of  Marion,  j      : 

T,  Thomas  Taggart,  Auditor  in  and  for  said  county,  do  hereby  certify  that  the 
aggregate  assessment  and  valuation  for  taxation  for  State  and  County  purposes,  for 
the  year  1892,  of  all  taxable  real  and  personal,  and  railroad  property  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  and  the  number  of  taxable  polls  therein,  as  the  same  has  been  returned 
by  the  Assessor  of  Center  Township,  and  as  equalized  by  the  County  Board  of  Re- 
view and  the  State  Board  of  Tax  Commissioners,  is  as  follows,  to-wit : 

Real  estate $41,668,915  00 

Improvements .    27,539,985  00 

Personal  property 25,087,095  00 

Railroad  property 4,828,700  00 

Total $99,124,695 

Number  of  taxable  polls 24,388  00 

, ' *  Witness  my  hand  and  the  seal  of  the  Board  of  Commissioners 

\    seal.    \     of  Marion  County,  September  17,  1892. 

, '  Thomas  Taggart, 

Auditor. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


196  JOURNAL   OF   COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Special  Meeting 


FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Rassmann,  on   behalf  of  a  majority  of  the  Committee  on 
Finance,  to  whom  was  referred  the  estimates  of  the  City  Comptroller 
for  the  fiscal  year  beginning  September  1,  1892,  made  the  following 
report : 
Mr.   President: 

Your  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom  was  referred  the  estimates  of  the  City 
Comptroller  for  the  fiscal  year  beginning  September  1,  1892,  together  with  the  recom- 
mendation of  the  Mayor,  respectfully  beg  leave  to  report  that  we  have  carefully  con- 
sidered the  several  items  and  are  of  the  opinion  that  the  following  reductions  can  be 
made,  viz : 

DEPARTMENT    OF    FINANCE. 

Salaries  (West  Market  Master  from  January  1  to  September  1,  1893)     .  $600  00' 

DEPARTMENT   OF   PUBLIC   WORKS. 

Street  Repair  Account $2,000  00 

City  Civil  Engineer 2,000  00 

Assessment  Eoll  Clerks 4,500  00 

Parks 2,000  00 

Furniture  and  Fixtures 600  00 

Street  and  Alley  Improvements 20,000  00- 

Ground  and  stables  for  Police  Headquarters 12,000  00 

DEPARTMENT   OF   PUBLIC    SAFETY. 

Fire  Force  Pay-roll $20,440  00 

Fire  Force  Accounts 5,000  00 

Station  House 250  00 

Markets 500  00 

Office  Accounts 400  00 

DEPARTMENT    OF   PUBLIC   HEALTH   AND    CHARITIES. 

For  Prevention  of  Infectious  Diseases $3,500  00 

City  Hospital 1,000  00 

Total : $74,790  00 

Your  Committee  would  also  recomment  an  additional  appropriation  of  $7,000  for 
Garfield  Park,  and  when  said  estimates  are  so  amended  we  recommend  a  levy  of 
sixty  cents  per  hundred  dollars  on  all  taxable  property  and  fifty  cents  on  each  poll 
be  fixed.  In  compliance  with  the  provisions  of  the  city  charter  we  have  prepared 
the  necessary  ordinance  which  we  submit  herewith  for  your  approval. 

Very  respectfully  submitted,         Emil  C.  Eassmann. 

H.  W.  Laut. 
J.  L.  Gasper. 
P.  J.  Ryan. 

Mr.  Cooper,  on  behalf  of  a  minority  of  the  Committee  on  Finance,, 
made  the  following  report,  and  moved  that  the  same  be  substituted 
for  the  majority  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  Sept.  26,  1892. 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — Your  committee,  to  whom  was  referred  the  City  Comptroller's  esti- 
mate for  the  next  city  tax  levy,  have  had  the  same  under  consideration.  Where  he 
asked  that  a  70-cent  levy  be  made,  and  in  order  to  make  it  a  70-cent  levy,  he  cut 


September  27,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  197 

the  estimates  down  nearly  $25,000,  and  then  he  was  short  over  $24,000,  which  to 
cover  that  he  anticipated  the  second  installment  of  taxes  of  1893.  Now,  your  Fin- 
ance Committee  still  cut  the  Comptroller's  estimate  nearly  $68,000.  Your  committee 
think  that  the  city  will  not  be  able  to  run  and  keep  up  under  a  GO-cent  levy,  but 
will  have  to  keep  making  temporary  loans  and  getting  deeper  in  debt,  which  we 
don't  think  is  good  business  policy.  Our  Comptroller  asked  for  a  $75,000  loan  at 
our  last  meeting,  of  which  he  has  already  borrowed  $50,000.  We  have  coming  due 
the  1st  of  next  April  $21,000  Sellers'  farm  bonds  which  have  not  been  provided  for, 
which  we  think  should  have  been  done. 

And  we  recommend  that  the  estimate  and  ordinance  be  referred  back  to  the 
Comptroller,  and  request  him  to  add  in  his  estimate  the  taking  up  of  the  $21,000 
Sellers'  farm  bonds  when  due.  W.  H.  Cooper, 

Committee. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Cooper's  motion  on  the  table. 
Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  the  report  of  the  majority  of  the  Com- 
mittee on  Finance  be  adopted. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  12 — viz:     Councilmen  Colter,   Gasper,    Gauss,    Halloran,    Laut,    McGill, 
McGuffin,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt.  Schrader,  White  and  President  Murphy. 
Nays  4 — viz :     Messrs.  Allen,  Cooper,  Puryear  and  Young. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

By  Mr.  Rassmann : 

G.  O.  No.  40,  1892.  An  ordinance  fixing  the  rate  of  levy  and  taxation  for  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  for  the  ensuing  year. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time. 

APPROPRIATION    ORDINANCES. 

By  Mr.  Rassmann  : 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  8,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  moneys  for 
the  purpose  of  defraying  current  expenses  of  the  city  government  of  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis. Ind.,  for  the  fiscal  year  ending  August  31, 1893,  and  until  the  first  day  of 
October  of  that  year,  unless  an  annual  Appropriation  Ordinance  for  the  next  suc- 
ceeding fiscal  year  be  sooner  ordained  and  established,  including  all  outstanding 
obligations  or  claims  which  become  due  and  payable  within  said  period. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann,  the  Common  Council,  at  9:15  o'clock 
p.  m.,  adjourned.  j    ~  * 

A 


President. 


Attest  :  ^y    /}        si   s// 

/^Ix^hj^^^ 

//  City  Clerk. 


198  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Special  Meeting 


SPECIAL  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  \ 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

September  28,  1892.      J 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber  Wednesday,  September  28,  1892,  at  12:05  o'clock 
a.  m.,  in  special  meeting,  pursuant  to  the  following  call: 

Indianapolis,  September  27,  1892. 

To  M.  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Council: 

You  are  hereby  requested  to  call  a  special  meeting  of  the  City  Council,  to  meet 
in  the  Council  Chamber  at  12:05  a.  m.,  Wednesday,  September  28,  1892,  for  the  pur- 
pose of  transacting  any  business  that  may  come,  before  it. 

P.  J.  Ryan. 

E.  C.  Rassmann. 

Jno.  B.  McGuffin. 

H.  F.  Haeloran. 

Fred  Schrader. 

The  members  of  the  Common  Council  are  requested  to  meet  pursuant  to  the 
above  call.  M.  J.  Murphy. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  Chair,  and  15  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Colter,  Cooper, 
Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Rassmann, 
Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  White. 

Absent  6 — viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Costell-o,  Linn,  Puryear,  Sherer 
and  Young.  s  -.;  ■-.'  ,.'">. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council 
for  the  special  meeting  held  Thursday  evening,  September  28,  1892, 
whereupon  Councilman  Schrader  moved  that  the  further  reading 
of  the  Journal  be  dispensed  with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  G.  0.  No.  40,  1892,  be  taken  up,  read 
second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third  time  and  passed. 
Which  motion  was  adopted. 


September  28,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  199 

Thereupon, 

G.  O.  No.  40,  1892.  An  ordinance  fixing  the  rate  of  levy  and  taxation  for  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  for  the  ensuing  year, 

Was  taken  up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  13 — viz :    Councilmen  Colter,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  McGill,  Mc- 
Guffin,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and  President  Murphy. 
Nays  1— viz  :     Mr.  Cooper. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  8,  1892, 
an  ordinance  appropriating  moneys  for  the  purpose  of  defraying 
current  expenses  of  the  city  government  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Ind.,  for  the  fiscal  year  ending  August  31,  1893,  and  until  the  first 
day  of  October  of  that  year,  unless  an  annual  appropriation  ordi- 
nance for  the  next  succeeding  fiscal  year  be  sooner  ordained  and 
established ;  including  all  outstanding  obligations  or  claims  which 
become  due  and  payable  within  said  period,  be  taken  up. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Thereupon  Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  8,  1892,  was  taken  up, 
read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  and  then  read  the  third  time, 
and  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  13 — viz :  Councilmen  Colter,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  McGill,  McGuf- 
fin,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and  President  Murphy. 
Nays  1— viz :    Mr.  Cooper. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann  the  Common  Council,  at  12:40  o'clock 
a.  m  ,  adjourned. 


Attest 


<y 

President. 


City  Clerk. 


200  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  ) 

City  of  Indianapolis,        [ 

October  3,  1892.  J 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  October  3d,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  in 
regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  Chair,  and  16  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Goiter, 
Costello,  Gasper,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Olsen, 
Puryear,  Rassmann,  Schmidt,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  5 — viz:  Messrs.  Cooper,  Gauss,  Ryan,  Schrader  and 
Sherer. 

.  The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  special  meeting- 
held  Wednesdayi  September  28,  1892,  having  been  printed  and 
placed  upon  the  desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved 
as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Colter  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Costello,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys,  made  the  following  report: 

October  3,  1892. 
To  the  President  and  Members  Common  Couneil: 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee,  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No.  37, 
have  considered  same,  and  recommend  that  it  be  passed. 

J  as.  Costello, 
Anton  Schmidt, 
A.  A.  Young, 
Committee  on  Streets,  Sewers  and  Alleys. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


October  3,  1892.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  201 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

By  Mr.  Rassmann  : 

G.  O.  No.  41,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  further  promote  and  secure  the  public 
health  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  conferring  upon  the  Department  of  Public 
Health  and  Charities  the  authority  to  condemn  water,  and  the  authority  to  compel 
persons  and  corporations  to  empty  and  clean  receptacles  and  lots  at  stated  intervals. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Health. 

By-Mr.  Rassmann: 

G.  O.  No.  42,  1892.  An  ordinance  amending  Section  3  of  an  ordinance  entitled 
r  an  ordinance  to  prohibit  idling,  loitering,  or  sleeping  in  public  places  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,"  in  force  January  23,  1892. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Public  Morals. 

By  Mr.  Young : 

G.  O.  No.  43,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Nineteenth  Street  to 
Eighteenth  Street,  and  to  change  the  name  of  Ruddell,  or  Schurman  Street,  to  Nine- 
teenth Street. 

Read  a  first  time,  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets 
and  Alleys. 

MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 


Mr.  Olsen,  Councilman  from  the  Thirteenth  ward,  handed  in  the 
following : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  October  3,  1892. 
To  the  Honorable  Mayor  and  Common  Council,  City  of  Indianapolis: 

I  hereby  tender  your  honorable  body  my  resignation  as  Councilman  from  Thir- 
teenth ward,  City  of  Indianapolis,  same  to  take  effect  as  soon  as  my  successor  has 
been  elected  and  duly  qualified. 

Yours  respectfully, 

O.  R.  Olsen. 

Which  was  accepted. 

Mr.  Gasper  offered  the  following  resolution  : 

Whereas,  Olaf  R.  Olsen,  a  member  of  the  Common  Council  from  the  Thirteenth 
ward,  has  tendered  his  resignation  as  a  member  of  this  body ;  therefore,  be  it 

Resolved,  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  that  we  regret  the 
severance  of  Councilman  Olsen  from  this  body,  and  our  best  wishes  will  follow  him 
in  his  retirement. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  a  rising  vote. 

Mr.  Colter  moved  that  the  Council  do  now  adjourn. 


202  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Messrs.  Linn  and  Laut, 
the  roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  7 — viz  :  Councilmen  Colter,  Halloran,  McGuffin,  Olsen,  Passmann,  Schmidt 
and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  9 — viz:     Councilmen  Allen,  Costello,  Gasper,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Puryear, 
White  and  Young. 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Costello,  the  following  entitled  ordi- 
nance was  taken  up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then 
read  the  third  time  : 

G.  O.  No.  37,  1892.  An  ordinance  changing  the  name  of  Jeck  Street  to  Cottage 
Avenue. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  15 — viz  :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn, 
McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Kassmann,  Schmidt,  White,  Young  and  President 
Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

Mr.  McGuffin  moved  that  the  Council  do  now  adjourn. 
Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  10 — viz :  Councilmen  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Laut,  McGill,  McGuffin, 
Eassmann,  Schmidt,  White  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays,  5 — viz :     Messrs.  Allen,  Halloran,  Linn,  Puryear  and  Young. 

The  Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock  p.  m.,  adjourned. 


Attest  :  -  J.f 


(Ji\y  Clerk. 


President. 


October  17,  1892.]  CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  203 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber, 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

October  17,  1892. 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  October  17th,  at  8  o'clock  p.m., 
in  regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  Chair,  and  15  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter, 
Cooper,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Linn,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  6— viz:  Messrs.  Costello,  Laut,  McGil),  McGuffin,  Olsen 
and  Schmidt. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  meeting 
held  Monday,  October  3,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed 
upon  the  desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as 
published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Gasper  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


COMMUNICATIONS,  ETC.,  FROM    MAYOR. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication 

Executive  Department,  \ 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  October,  1892.  J 


To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  8,  also  General 
Ordinance  No.  41,  passed  at  your  session  held  September  28th  ;  also  General  Ordi- 
nance No.  37,  passed  October  3,  1892. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Thomas  L.  Sullivan, 


/or. 


Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


204  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 


REPORTS,  ETC.,  FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Rassmann,  on  behalf  of  the  majority  of  the  Finance  Com- 
mittee to  whom  was  referred  G.  0.  No.  35,  1892,  made  the  following 
report : 

Mr.  President : 

The  undersigned,  being  a  majority  of  your  Committee  on  Finance  to  whom  was 
referred  General  Ordinance  No.  35,  1892,  being  an  Ordinance  authorizing  the  City 
Comptroller  to  contract  for  the  refunding  of  the  bonded  debt  of  this  city,  beg  leave 
to  recommend  that  said  Ordinance  be  not  passed.  We  respectfully  recommend  that 
the  City  Comptroller  be  authorized  to  advertise  for  sealed  proposals  for  that  purpose. 
The  City  Comptroller  has  received  (since  the  above  referred  to  ordinance  was  intro- 
duced in  the  Council)  a  letter  from  a  certain  reputable  bond  house  offering  to  save 
the  city  more  money,  if  they  are  given  a  chance  to  do  so. 

With  this  letter  before  the  City  Comptroller,  he  is  of  the  same  opinion  that  we 
are,  and  he  agrees  with  a  majority  of  your  committee  that  the  proper  thing  to  do  is 
to  advertise.  We  therefore  submit  herewith  an  ordinance  authorizing  the  City  Comp- 
troller to  advertise  for  sealed  proposals  and  we  respectfully  recommend  it  be  passed. 

Emie  C.  Rassmann, 
W.  H.  Cooper, 
E.  J.  Sherer, 
Of  the  Committee  on  Finance. 

Mr.  Ryan,  on  behalf  of  a  minority  of  the  Finance  Committee,  to 
whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  35,  1892. 

Made  the  following  report  : 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — Yonr  Committee  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No.  35, 
in  relation  to  refunding  the  outstanding  high-rate  interest  bonds  of  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis into  thirty-year  4  per  cent,  bonds,  would  respectfully  report  that  in  view 
of  the  present  low  rate  of  taxation,  and  further,  from  the  fact  that  the  passage  of 
this  Ordinance  can  in  no  way  be  an  expense  to  the  city,  and  may  result  in  a  saving 
of  forty-two  thousand  dollars  ($42,000)  in  interest.  We  would,  therefore,  most  re- 
spectfully recommend  the  passage  of  this  ordinance. 

P.  J.  Ryan. 

J.  L.  Gasper. 

J  as.  H.  Costello. 

Mr,  Rassmann  moved  that  the  minority  report  be  laid  on  the 
table. 

The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Messrs.  Ryan  and  Gasper. 
Which  motion  was  lost  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  5 — viz:     Councilmen  Cooper,  Gauss,  Rassmann,  Sherer  and  White. 
Nays  10 — viz :     Councilmen   Allen,  Colter,  Gasper,  Halloran,    Linn,  Puryear, 
Ryan,  Schrader,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Mr.  Gasper  moved  that  the  minority  report  be  adopted. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Gasper  called  up  G.  O.  No.  35,  1892,  on  second  reading. 


October  17,  1892.]  CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  205 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  35,  1892,  be  ordered  engrossed. 
Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes    12 — viz :     Councilmen   Allen,   Colter,    Gasper,   Gauss,   Halloran,   Linn' 
Puryear,  Eassmann,  Kyan,  Sherer,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 
Nays  3 — viz :     Messrs.  Cooper,  Schrader  and  White. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  G.  0.  No.  35,  1892,  be  referred  back  to  the 
Finance  Committee  with  instructions  to  report  the  same  back  to 
the  City  Comptroller,  with  the  request  that  he  refund  $600,000  of 
the  outstanding  debt  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Which  motion  was  lost. 

Mr.  Linn  moved  that  the  Council  do  now  adjourn. 

Which  motion  was  lost. 

Mr.  Gasper  moved  that  the  further  consideration  of  G.  O.  No.  35, 
1892,  be  dispensed  with. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  35,  1892,  be  placed  on  its 
final  passage. 

Which  motion  was  lost  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes,  6 — viz :     Councilmen  Colter,  Cooper,  Gauss,  Eassmann,  Sherer  and  White. 
Nays,   9 — viz :     Councilmen    Allen,    Gasper,  Halloran,  Linn,  Puryear,    Eyan, 
Schrader,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  Mr.  Gasper's  motion,  it 
was  adopted. 

Mr.  White,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Morals,  to  whom 
was  referred  G.  0.  No.  42,  1892,  made  the  following  report : 

Mr.  President : 

Your  committee  to  whom  G.  O.  No.  42  was  referred,  report  that  they  have  had 
the  same  under  consideration,  and  recommend  that  the  same  do  pass. 

J.  F.  White, 
C.  A.  Gauss, 
T.  B.  Linn, 
Committee  on  Public  Morals. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances  were 
introduced : 

By  Mr.  Rassmann  : 

G.  O.  No.  44,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  refunding,  by  exchange  of 
all,  or  a  part  of  certain  outstanding  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  and  di- 
recting the  head  of  the  Department  of  Finance  of  said  city  to  advertise  for  sealed 
proposals  for  that  purpose. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 


206  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON   COUNCIL.  [Kegular  Meeting 

By  Mr.  Rassmann  : 

G.  O.  No.  45,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  of  buyers  of  empty 
bottles,  fixing  the  amount  to  be  paid  therefor,  and  the  period  the  same  shall  run, 
providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof  and  repealing  ordinances,  and  parts  of 
ordinances,  in  conflict  thereof. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 


MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 


President  Murphy  offered  the  following  motion : 

Moved,  By  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  that  the  total  num- 
ber of  legal  voters  in  each  of  the  several  election  precincts  of  the  Thirteenth  (13th) 
Ward  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  as  defined  by  General  Ordinance  No.  20,  1891,  of 
said  city,  be  and  the  same  is  hereby  estimated  to  be  as  follows : 

Thirteenth   Ward. 

Precinct  One  Hundred  and  Twentieth 185  votes 

Precinct  One  Hundred  and  Twenty-first 180  votes 

Precinct  One  Hundred  and  Twenty-second 195  votes 

Precinct  One  Hundred  and  Twenty -third 210  votes 

Precinct  One  Hundred  and  Twenty-fourth 220  votes 

Precinct  One  Hundred  and  Twenty-fifth 200  votes 

Precinct  One  Hundred  and  Twenty-sixth 210  votes 

Precinct  One  Hundred  and  Twenty-seventh 213  votes 

Precinct  One  Hundred  and  Twenty-eighth 197  votes 

Precinct  One  Hundred  and  Twenty-ninth 200  votes 

Precinct  One  Hundred  and  Thirtieth  - 175  votes 

Be  it  further  moved,  That  the  City  Clerk  be,  and  he  is  hereby  instructed  to  furnish 
a  copy  of  this  estimate  of  the  legal  voters  in  the  several  precincts  of  the  Thirteenth 
Ward,  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  to  the  Board  of  City  Election  Commissioners. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  the  Committee  on  Elections  be  instructed 
to  make  all  the  necessary  arrangements  for  the  election  to  be  held 
in  the  Thirteenth  ward  November  10,  1892. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Ryan  offered  the  following  resolution  : 

Resolved,  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  viaduct 
on  Virginia  avenue  be  and  the  same  is  hereby  named  "The  Thomas  L.  Sullivan 
Viaduct,"  in  recognition  of  the  services  of  Mayor  Thomas  L.  Sullivan  in  securing 
its  erection. 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  14 — viz:     Messrs.  Colter,   Cooper,  (Jasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Linn,  Puryear, 
Kassmann,  Kyan,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 
Nay  1 — viz  :     Mr.  Allen. 


October  17,  1892.]  CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  207 

The  following  letter  was  received  and  read. 


Executive  Committee, 

Columbus  Day  Celebration, 

Indianapolis,  September  20,  1892 


! 


Gentlemen — Your  organization  is  hereby  respectfully  invited  to  participate  in 
celebrating  the  four  hundredth  anniversary  of  the  discovery  of  America  and  the 
landing  of  Columbus  on  its  shores. 

October  20  and  21,  1892,  being  the  proper  dates  for  the  festivities,  it  is  designed  to 
present  a  programme  for  the  occasion,  the  character  and  extent  of  which  has  not 
been  attempted  before  in  our  city. 

A  grand  military  and  civic  parade  will  take  place  on  the  afternoon  of  October 
21st,  and  it  is  hoped  your  organization  will  unite  in  making  this  feature  a  success. 

Kindly  give  the  question  your  earnest  consideration,  and  if  you  determine  to  ac- 
cept the  invitation,  please  signify  the  same  by  notifying  Gen.  Jas.  R.  Carnahan, 
chairman  of  the  military  and  civic  parade  committee,  room  12,  Talbott  block,  at 
your  earliest  opportunity. 

Yours  respectfully, 

John  T.  Brush, 

Chairman. 
Jacob  W.  Smith, 

Secretary. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  the  invitation  to  participate  in  the 
Columbus  Day  celebration  be  accepted,  and  that  the  Clerk  so  notify 
Mr.  Jas.  R.  Carnahan. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 


On  motion  by  Councilman  White,  the  following  entitled  ordi- 
nance was  taken  up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then 
read  the  third  time  : 

G.  O.  No.  42,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Section  3  of  an  ordinance  entitled 
"An  ordinance  to  prevent  idling,  loitering  or  sleeping  in  public  places  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis." 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  15— viz  :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Linn, 
Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 
Nays— None. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  all  that  portion  of  G.  0.  No.  11,  1892,  in 
reference  to  Plumbing  Inspector  be  referred  back  to  the  Committee 
on  Public  Health. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 


208  JOURNAL  OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Kegular  Meeting 

Mr.  White  moved  that  all  that  portion  of  G.  0.  No.  11,  1892,  in 
reference  to  Boiler  Inspector  be  stricken  from  the  files. 
Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  the  following  entitled  ordinance  be  taken 
up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read  the  third 
time: 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1892.  An  ordinance  enlarging  the  powers  of  the  Building  Inspec- 
tor ;  providing  for  the  establishment  of  tire  escapes,  and  amending  an  ordinance  en- 
titled, "An  ordinance  creating  the  office  of  Building  Inspector,  defining  the  powers 
and  duties  attached  thereto,"  etc.,  passed  May  5,  1891,  and  approved  by  the  Mayor 
May  7,  1891  ;  providing  penalties  for  the  violation  of  the  provisions  thereof,  and  re- 
pealing all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Thereupon  G.  0.  No.  11,  1892,  was  read  second  time,  ordered  en- 
grossed, read  a  third  time  and  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  14 — viz  :    Councilmen  Colter,  Cooper,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Linn,  Pur- 
year,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 
Nays,  1 — viz  :     Mr.  Allen. 


On  motion  of  Mr.  Ryan,  the  Common  Council,  at  8:45  o'clock  p.  m., 
adjourned. 

President. 

Attest 


4%M 


w  City  Cleric. 


October  29,  1892.]  CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  209 


SPECIAL  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber, 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

October  29,  1892. 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Saturday  evening,  October  29th,  at  8  o'clock 
p.  m.,  in  special  meeting,  pursuant  to  the  following  call : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  October  28,  1892. 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common   Council : 

Gentlemen — You  are  hereby  requested  to  meet  in  special  session,  in  the  Coun- 
cilmanic  Chamber,  on  Saturday  evening,  October  29,  1892,  at  8  o'clock,  for  the  pur- 
pose of  considering  such  business  as  may  come  before  the  meeting. 

M.  J.  Murphy, 
President 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common  Coun- 
cil, in  the  Chair,  and  13  members,  viz :  Messrs.  Colter,  Costello, 
Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Linn,  McGill,  Puryear,  Ryan,  Schmidt, 
Schrader  and  Sherer. 

Absent,  7 — viz :  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Laut,  McGuffin, 
Rassmann,  White  and  Young. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council 
for  the  regular  meeting,  held  Thursday,  October  29,  1892,  where- 
upon Councilman  Ryan  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the 
Journal  be  dispensed  with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 

REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 

Communication  from  City  Comptroller  : 

Department  of  Finance, 

Office  of  City  Comptroller, 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  October  7,  1892. 

To  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Gentlemen — I  respectfully  ask  you  to  appropriate  to  the  Department  of  Finance 
the  sum  of  nine  hundred  dollars  to  pay  the  expense  of  an  election  which  will  be  held 
in  Ward  No.  Thirteen  on  the  tenth  day  of  November  next  for  a  member  of  the  Com- 
mon Council.  Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 
City  Comptroller. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 


210  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Special  Meeting 


REPORTS   OF    OFFICIAL    BOARD. 


Department  of  Public  Works. 
Office  of  the  Board, 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  October  21,  1892 


92.  J 


The  Honorable,  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council,  City  of  Indian- 
apolis : 
Gentlemen — We  send  to  you  herewith  for  your  consideration  and  approval  "An 
ordinance  granting  the  Manufacturers'  Natural  Gas  Company,  of  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis, Marion  County,  State  of  Indiana,  the  right  and  privilege  to  lay  and 
maintain  natural  gas  pipe  lines  in  certain  streets  and  alleys  in  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, under  stipulated  terms  and  conditions." 

Very  respectfully,         A.  W.  Conduitt, 
A.  Scherrer, 
M.  M.  Defrees, 

Board  of  Public  Works. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


REPORTS,  ETC.,  FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Linn,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Elections,  which  was 
instructed  to  make  all  necessary  arrangements  for  the  Special  Elec- 
tion to  be  held  in  the  Thirteenth  Ward,  made  the  following  report: 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee  on  Elections  to  whom  was  referred  the  matter  of 
making  arrangements  for  the  holding  of  a  Special  Election,  to  be  held  in  the  Thir- 
teenth Ward,  on  Thursday,  November  10,  1892,  recommed  the  passage  of  the  follow- 
ing motion : 

Moved,  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  That  the  persons 
whose  names  are  hereafter  set  forth  be  and  they  are  hereby  appointed  as  Election 
Inspectors  in  and  for  the  several  precincts  of  the  Thirteenth  (13th)  ward  of  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  as  hereafter  designated,  to  serve  at  the  election  to  be  held  in 
the  said  ward  on  the  10th  day  of  November,  1892,  for  the  selection  of  a  Councilman 
then  and  there  to  be  voted  for,  which  names  of  said  Inspectors  so  hereby  appointed 
and  the  several  precincts  in  which  they  are  to  act,  are  as  follows,  to-wit : 

120th  Precinct— Pat  Welsh,  340  South  East  street. 
121st  Precinct — Milton  H.  Daniels,  36  Fletcher  avenue. 
122d  Precinct — Daniel  Foley,  52  English  avenue. 
1 23d  Precinct — P.  J.  O'Meara,  77  Fletcher  avenue. 
124th  Precinct — J  as.  P.  Biggs,  5  Grove  street. 
125th  Precinct — Henry  Stolte,  64  Stevens  street. 
126th  Precinct — Isaac  Lemon,  76  Bradshaw  street. 
127th  Precinct— P.  J.  Kelly,  28  Buchanan  street. 
128th  Precinct — Samuel  J.  Pearce,  173  Dougherty  street. 
129th  Precinet — Henry  Fisher,  225  Coburn  street. 
130th  Precinct — L.  P.  Hansen,  116  Wright  street. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes,  13— viz:     Councilmen  Colter,  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,   Halloran,  Linn, 
McGill,  Puryear,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer  and  President  Murphy. 
Nays — None. 


October  29,  1892.],  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  211 


APPROPRIATION    ORDINANCES. 

The  City  Comptroller,  through  Councilman  Rassmann,  intro- 
duced the  following  Appropriation  Ordinance: 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  9,  1892.  An  ordinance  entitled  an  ordinance  ap- 
propriating nine  hundred  dollars  to  the  Department  of  Finance,  to  pay  the  expenses 
of  an  election  to  be  held  November  10,  1892,  in  Ward  Thirteenth,  for  a  member  of 
the  Common  Council. 

Read  a  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Finance. 


INTRODUCTION  OF  GENERAL  AND  SPECIAL  ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
introduced  : 
By  Mr.  Ryan : 

G.  O.  No.  46, 1892.  An  ordinance  granting  the  Manufacturers'  Natural  Gas  Com- 
pany, of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion  Connty,  State  of  Indiana,  the  right  and 
privilege  to  lay  and  maintain  natural  gas  pipe  lines  in  certain  streets  and  alleys  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  under  stipulated  terms  and  conditions. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and 
Franchises. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Ryan,  the  Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock  p.  m., 
adjourned. 


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President. 


Attest  :  ^-        ^ ' 

yyf  City  Clerk. 


November  10,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  213 


SPECIAL  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber, 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

November  10,  1892. 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Thursday  evening,  November  10th,  at  8  o'clock 
p.  m.,  in  special  session,  pursuant  to  the  following  call : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  November  10,  1892. 
To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — You  are  hereby  requested  to  meet  in  special  meeting  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  on  Thursday  evening,  November  10,  1892,  at  8  o'clock  p.  m.,  for 
the  purpose  of  considering  such  business  as  ma}'  come  before  the  meeting. 

M.  J.  Murphy, 

President. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  chair,  and  1 1  members,  viz  :  Messrs.  Costello,  Gauss, 
Halloran,  McGufrin,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer 
and  White. 

Absent,  8 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Gasper,  Laut, 
Linn,  McGill,  Puryear  and  Young. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Halloran  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dis- 
pensed with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


REPORTS,  ETC.,  FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Rassmann,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom 
was  referred 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  9,  1892.  An  ordinance  appropriating  nine  hundred 
dollars  to  defray  the  expense  of  holding  an  election  in  the  Thirteenth  Ward,  for  the 
election  of  a  Councilman. 


214  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Special  Meeting- 

Made  the  following  report : 
Mr.  President  : 

Your  Committee  on  Finance  to  whom  was  referred  Appropriation  No.   9,  1892, 
beg  leave  to  report  that  we  have  considered  the  same  and  recommend  it  be  passed. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Emil  C.  Rassmann. 
Jas.  H.  Costello. 
P.  J.  Ryan. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Ryan,  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up,  read  a  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read 
the  third  time: 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  9,  1892.  An  ordinance  entitled  '"  an  ordinance  ap- 
propriating nine  hundred  dollars  to  the  Department  of  Finance,  to  pay  the  expense 
of  an  election  to  be  held  November  10,  1892,  in  the  Thirteenth  Ward,  for  a  member 
of  the  Common  Council." 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  11 — viz:     Councilmen    Costello,    Gauss,  Halloran,  McGuffin,    Rassmann. 
Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  President  Murphy. 
Nays— None. 


APPROPRIATION    ORDINANCES. 

The  City  Comptroller,  through  Councilman  Rassmann,  introduced 
the  following  Appropriation  Ordinance: 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  10,  1892.  An  ordinance  entitled  "an  ordinance 
appropriating  sixty  thousand  dollars  to  pay  temporary  loans  due  November  10, 1892, 
and  the  further  sum  of  two  hundred  and  forty-five  dollars  and  eighty-four  cents,  to 
pay  interest  thereon." 

Which  was  read  the  first  time. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann,  the  Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock 
p.  m.,  adjourned. 

/  President. 

Attest  •         -    -         A    ** J 


City  Clerk. 


November  11,  1892.]         CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  215 


SPECIAL  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  ) 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

November  11,  1S92.  J 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Friday  morning,  November  11th,  at  9  o'clock 
a.  m.,  in  special  meeting,  pursuant  to  the  following  call : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  November  10,  1892. 
To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — You  are  hereby  requested  to  meet  in  special  meeting  in  the  Council 
Chamber  on  Friday  morning,  November  11,  1892,  at  9  o'clock  a.  m.,  for  the  purpose 
of  considering  such  business  as  may  come  before  the  meeting. 

M.  J.  Murphy, 

President. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  chair,  and  12  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Colter, Cooper, 
Costello,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Rassmann,  Ryan.  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
Sherer  and  White. 

Absent,  8 — viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Laut,  Gasper,  Linn,  McGill, 
McGuffin,  Puryear  and  Young. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council 
for  the  regular  meeting  held  Thursday  evening,  November  10,  1892, 
whereupon  Councilman  Rassman  moved  that  the  further  reading  of 
the  Journal  be  dispensed  with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 

ordinances  on  second  reading. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Rassmann,  the  following  entitled 
ordinance  was  taken  up  and  read  second  time  ;  ordered  engrossed ; 
read  third  time : 

Appropriation  Ordinance  No.  10,  1892.  An  ordinance  entitled  "an  ordinance 
appropriating  sixty  thousand  dollars  to  pay  temporary  loans  due  November  10, 1892, 
and  the  further  sum  of  two  hundred  and  forty-five  dollars  and  eighty-four  cents,  to 
pay  interest  thereon." 


216 


JOURNAL    OF    COMMON    COUNCIL. 


[Special  Meeting 


Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  12 — viz :     Councilmen  Colter,   Cooper.   Costello,   Gauss,   Halloran,    Eass- 
mann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  President  Murphy. 
Nays — None. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann,  the  Common  Council,  at  9:45  o'clock 
a.  m.,  adjourned. 


Attest 


President. 


City  Clerk. 


November  21,  1802.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  217 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber, 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

November  21,  1892. 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  November  21st,  at  8  o'clock, 
in  regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  Chair,  and  16  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter, 
Costello,  Froschauer,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Linn,  Puryear,  Rassmann,, 
Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  5 — viz :  Messrs.  Cooper,  Gasper,  Laut,  McGill  and  Mc- 
Guffin. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal  of  the  Common  Council 
for  the  special  meeting  held  Friday  morning,  November  11,  1892 
whereupon  Councilman  Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading 
of  the  Journal  be  dispensed  with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


communications,  etc.,  from  mayor. 


His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 

Executive  Department,  ^ 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  November  21,  1892.  ( 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  General  Ordinances  Nos.  11  and  *t*2,  passed  at 
your  session  held  Ocotober  17th  ;  also  Appropriation  Ordinances  Nos.  9  and  10, 
passed  at  your  session  held  November  11,  1892. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Thomas  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor,  . 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


218  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 


REPORTS,  ETC.,  FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Ryan,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Fran- 
chises, to  whom  was  referred  the  following : 

G.  O.  No.  46,  1892.  An  ordinance  granting  the  Manufacturers'  Natural  Gas 
Company,  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion  County,  State  of  Indiana,  the  right  and 
privilege  to  lay  and  maintain  natural  gas  pipe  lines  in  certain  streets  and  alleys  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  under  stipulated  terms  and  conditions. 

Made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  November  21,  1892. 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee  on  Contracts  and  Franchises,  to  whom  was  re- 
ferred General  Ordinance  No.  46,  have  had  the  same  under  consideration,  and  do 
recommend  that  the  same  do  pass. 

P.  J.  Ryan,  Chairman. 
H.  F.  Halloran. 
C.  A.  Gauss. 
E.  J.  Sherer. 
J.  R.  Allen. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Costello,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys,  to  whom  was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  43,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Nineteenth  Street  to 
Eighteenth  Street,  and  to  change  the  name  of  Ruddell,  or  Schurman  Street,  to  Nine- 
teenth Street. 

Made  the  following  report : 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Your  Committee,  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No.  43,  have  considered 
same  and  recommend  that  it  be  passed. 

Jas.  Costello, 
Anton  Schmidt, 
A.  A.  Young, 
Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

President  Murphy  offered  the  following  memorial : 

Indianapolis,  November  21,  1892. 

To  the  Hon.  Thomas  L.  Sullivan,  Mayor,  and  to  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council 
of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 
Gentlemen — We,  the  undersigned  residents  of  the  south  and  southeastern  por- 
tion of  the  city,  respectfully  submit  for  your  consideration  our  grievance  in  the 
matter  of  street  railway  service,  and  we  earnestly  ask  your  advice  and  co-operation 
in  our  efforts  to  secure  rapid  transit  in  the  section  of  the  city  in  which  we  live. 


November  21,  1892.]         CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  219 

We  call  attention  to  the  fact  that  electric  cars  were  introduced  into  this  city  more, 
^than  two  years  ago,  and  since  that  time  six  lines  have  been  constructed  and  are  now 
in  operation. 

Now,  while  nearly  one-half  of  the  people  of  Indianapolis  live  south  of  Washing- 
ton street  not  a  foot  of  electric  line  has  been  built  for  the  south  side  of  the  city,  except 
the  three  squares  on  Illinois  street,  from  Washington  street  to  the  company's  power 
house  on  Louisiana  street. 

Electric  lines  have  been  built  to  Irvington,  to  Fairview  Park  north  of  the  city, 
to  Armstrong's  Park  for  the  accommodation  of  the  people  of  North  Indianapolis, 
and  recently  to  the  State  Fair  Grounds,  while  the  fifty  thousand  and  more  people  of 
the  South  Side  have  no  accommodation  in  the  matter  of  street  railway  service  except 
some  lines  of  mule  cars,  and  the  most  of  these  are  "  bob-tail "  cars. 

We  complain  of  this  treatment  as  being  manifestly  unfair,  and  view  it  as  an  un- 
just discrimination  against  one-half  of  the  people  of  this  city.  We  have  the  same 
duties  and  obligations  to  the  city  as  the  citizens  north  of  Washington  street,  and  we 
fail  to  see  why  we  should  not  be  accorded  equal  accommodations  in  the  matter  of 
street  car  service.  There  is  no  cause  to  regret  that  the  people  of  Irvington,  North 
Indianapolis  and  the  northern  section  of  the  city  generally  have  secured  electric 
street  car  service ;  we  rather  congratulate  them  on  their  good  fortune,  and  would 
gladly  share  the  favor  they  enjoy. 

The  present  condition  of  affairs  is  not  only  an  inconvenience  but  a  positive  injury 
to  this  section  of  the  city,  and  it  creates  the  appearance  that  one  portion  of  the  city 
is  to  be  favored  at  the  expense  of  the  other. 

We  earnestly  appeal  to  Your  Honor  and  to  the  members  of  the  municipal  Council, 
under  whose  control  the  streets  and  alleys  of  the  city  are  placed,  to  examine  into  this 
question,  and  to  take  steps  to  secure  for  your  petitioners  the  privileges  to  which  they, 
in  common  with  the  people  of  other  portions  of  the  city,  are  justly  entitled. 

In  this  same  connection  it  may  be  noted  that  while  two  parks  north  of  the  city 
and  beyond  its  limits  have  electric  lines,  Garfield  Park,  the  property  of  the  city,  well 
adapted  for  the  use  for  which  it  was  purchased,  is  left  without  means  of  approach, 
and  continues,  for  this  reason,  in  an  unfrequented  and  neglected  condition. 

We  are  confident  that  when  attention  is  called  to  our  situation  here  Your  Honor, 
as  Chief  Magistrate,  the  members  of  the  Common  Council,  and  others  who  have  the. 
welfare  of  the  whole  city  at  heart,  will  urge  a  remedy  for  the  evils  from  which  the 
people  of  this  section  of  the  city  now  suffer. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and 
Franchises,  with  instructions  to  aid  the  committee  of  citizens  of  the 
'South  Side  in  securing  the  same. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  the  committee  of  citizens  present  he  al- 
lowed to  address  the  Council. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  White  offered  and  moved  the  adoption  of  the  following 
motion : 

Moved,  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  City  Attor- 
ney be  instructed  to  prepare  an  ordinance  directing  the  City  Comptroller  to  take  the 
necessary  steps  for  the  refunding  of  that  portion  of  the  City  indebtedness  falling  due 
in  1893,  to  the  amount  of  $621,000,  said  ordinance  to  provide  that  the  City  Comp- 
troller shall  advertise  for  bids  for  such  refunding. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


220 


JOURNAL    OF    COMMON    COUNCIL. 


[Regular  Meeting 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Ryan,  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up,  read  a  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read 
the  third  time: 

G.  O.  No.  46,  1892.  An  ordinance  granting  the  Manufacturers'  Natural  Gas- 
Company,  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion  County,  State  of  Indiana,  the  right  and 
privilege  to  lay  and  maintain  natural  gas  pipe  lines  in  certain  streets  and  alleys  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  under  stipulated  terms  and  conditions. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes,  16 — viz  :  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Frosehauer,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Linn. 
Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young*  and  President 
Murphy. 

Nays— None. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Costello,  the  following  entitled  ordi- 
nance was  taken  up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then 
read  the  third  time  : 

G.  O.  No.  43,  1892.  An  ordinance  changing  the  name  of  Nineteenth  Street  to> 
Eighteenth  Street,  and  to  change  the  name  of  Ruddell,  or  Schurman  Street,  to  Nine- 
teenth Street. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes,   16 — viz:     Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Frosehauer,  Gauss,  Halloran,, 
Linn,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  Pres- 
ident Murphy. 

Nays— None. 

President  Murphy  appointed  Mr.  Frosehauer  on  the  Standing 
Committees  of  the  Common  Council  to  fill  the  vacancies  caused  by 
the  resignation  of  Mr.  Olsen. 


On  motion  of  Mr.  White,  the  Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock  p.  m., 

adjourned. 


Attest 


President 


City  Clerk. 


December  5,  1892.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  221 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  ] 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

December  5,  1892.  ) 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council]  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  December  5th,  at  8  o'clock,  in 
regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  Chair,  and  18  members,  viz :  Messrs.  Allen,  Goiter, 
Froschauer,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Mc- 
Guffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White  and 
Young. 

Absent,  3 — viz:     Messrs.  Cooper,  Costello  and  Sherer. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  meeting 
held  Monday,  November  21,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed 
upon  the  desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as 
published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Puryear  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed.  , 


COMMUNICATIONS,    ETC.,    FROM    MAYOR. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 

Executive  Department, 
Indianapolis,  Ind.,  December  5,  1892. 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  General  Ordinances  No.  43  and  46,  passed  at  your 
session  held  November  21,  1892.  Kespectfully  submitted, 

Thos.  L.  Sullivan. 

Mayor. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


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REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 


Department  of  Public  Health  and  Charities,         j 

Office  of  Commissioners,  > 

Indianapolis,  December  5,  1892.  J 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — We  desire  to  call  your  attention  to  the  inadequate  salary,  viz: 
$1,000  per  year,  now  paid  the  Superintendent  of  the  City  Hospital.  We  are  unani- 
mous in  the  opinion  that  it  should  be  materially  increased,  and  ask  your  honorable 
body  to  pass  an  ordinance  fixing  the  same  at  a  sum  not  less  than  $2,000  per  annum. 

Respectfully, 

Frank  A.  Morrison. 
Allison  Maxwell. 

Read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries. 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Rassmann,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom 
was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  45,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  of  buyers  of  empty 
bottles,  fixing  the  amount  to  be  paid  therefor,  and  the  period  the  same  shall  run, 
providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof  and  repealing  ordinances,  and  parts  of 
ordinances,  in  conflict  thereof. 

Made  the  following  report : 

Mr.  President  : 

Your  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No.  45, 
1892,  beg  leave  to  report  that  we  have  considered  the  same  and  recommend  it  be 


llespectfully  submitted, 


Which  was  read  and  concurred  in 


Emil  C.  Kassmann. 

P.   J.   FvYAN. 

J.  L.  Gasper. 
H.  W.  Laut. 


Mr.  Laut,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Health,  to  whom 
was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  41,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  further  promote  and  secure  the  public 
health  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  conferring  upon  the  Department  of  Public 
Health  and  Charities  the  authority  to  condemn  water,  and  the  authority  to  compel 
persons  and  corporations  to  empty  and  clean  receptacles  and  lots  at  stated  intervals. 

Made  the  following  report: 


December  5,  1892.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  223 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  December  5,  1892. 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — Your  Committee  on  Public  Health,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O. 
No.  41,  1892,  have  had  the  same  under  consideration,  and  recommend  that  the  same 
be  passed. 


H.  W.  Laut. 

T.  B.  Linn. 

John  B.  McGuffin. 


Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances 
were  introduced : 

By  Mr.  Costello : 

G.  O.  No.  47,  1892.  An  ordinance  requiring  every  corporation,  firm,  company 
or  individual  supplying  natural  gas  t<5  the  City  of  Indianapolis  or  its  inhabitants, 
either  or  both,  for  heating  and  illuminating  purposes,  under  the  provisions  of  an 
ordinance  known  and  designated  as  General  Ordinance  No.  14,  1887,  to  pay  into  the 
city  treasury  annually  on  the  1st  day  of  January,  a  license  fee  of  three  cents  per 
foot  upon  all  pipe  line  mains  owned,  laid  or  operated  by  said  corporation,  firm, 
company  or  individual  within  the  limits  of  said  city. 

Whereas,  heretofore  to-wit,  on  the  27th  day  of  June,  1887,  an  ordinance,  known 
and  designated  as  General  Ordinance  No.  14,  1887,  was  passed  by  the  Common 
Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  and  which  ordinance  is  entitled,  "An 
ordinance  authorizing  corporations,  firms,  companies  or  individuals  to  lay  and 
maintain  pipes  in  the  streets,  alleys,  avenues  and  public  grounds  of  Indianapolis  for 
the  purpose  of  supplying  said  city  and  its  inhabitants  with  natural  gas  for  heating 
and  illuminating  purposes,"  ordained  and  established  on  the  27th  day  of  June,  1887 ; 
and 

Whereas,  Section  12  of  said  ordinance  provides  that  "The  City  of  Indianapolis 
hereby  expressly  reserves  the  right,  at  any  time  after  the  expiration  of  five  years 
after  the  date  of  the  passage  of  this  ordinance,  to  require  any  corporation,  company, 
firm  or  individual  furnishing  gas  under  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance  to  pay  into 
the  city  treasury  annually  a  license  or  tax  not  exceeding  the  sum  of  three  cents  per 
foot  of  mains  laid  by  said  corporation,  company,  firm  or  individual  within  the  city 
limits,  exclusive  of  surface  connections,"  and 

Whereas,  Five  years  have  fully  expired  from  and  after  the  date  of  the  passage 
of  said  ordinance ;  now  therefore, 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana  :  That  on  the  1st  day  of  January,  1893,  and  on  the  1st  day  of  January 
of  every  year  thereafter,  every  corporation,  firm,  company  or  individual  furnishing 
natural  gas  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis  or  its  inhabitants,  either  or  both,  under  the 
provisions  of  what  is  known  as  General  Ordinance  No.  14,  1887,  entitled,  "An  or- 
dinance authorizing  corporations,  firms,  companies  or  individuals  to  lay  and  maintain 
pipes  in  the  streets,  alleys,  avenues,  lanes  and  public  grounds  of  Indianapolis,  for  the 
purpose  of  supplying  said  city  and  its  inhabitants  with  natural  gas  for  heating  and 
illuminating  purposes,"  ordained  and  established  on  the  27th  day  of  June,  1887,  be 
and  they  are  hereby  required  to  pay  into  the  city  treasury  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis 
a  license  fee  or  tax  of  three  cents  per  foot  upon  all  pipe  line  mains  owned,  laid  or  used 
by  said  corporation,  firm,  company  or  individual  within  the  ci'y  limits  of  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  respectively:  Provided,  That  said  license  fee  or  tax  of  three  cents  per 


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foot  shall  not  be  construed  to  cover  or  embrace  the  surface  connections  belonging  to 
such  corporation,  firm,  company  or  individual,  respectively:  And  provided  further. 
That  the  license  fee  or  tax  herein  provided  for  shall  be  in  addition  to  all  other  taxes 
imposed  by  law. 

Sec.  2.  Prior  to  the  payment  of  the  license  fee  or  tax  herein  required,  it  shall 
be  the  duty  of  the  corporation,  firm,  company  or  individual  paying  the  same  to 
make  affidavit  setting  forth  the  number  of  pipe  line  mains  laid,  owned  or  operated 
by  said  corporation,  firm,  company  or  individual.  In  the  case  of  a  corporation 
such  affidavit  shall  be  made  and  signed  by  the  President  and  Secretary  thereof  or  by 
any  two  members  of  its  Board  of  Directors  or  Trustees,  and  in  the  case  of  a  com- 
pany or  firm,  such  affidavit  shall  be  made  and  signed  by  any  two  members  thereof. 
Such  affidavit  shall  be  indorsed  upon  a  receipt,  prepared  in  due  form  and  issued  by 
the  Treasurer  of  said  city  to  the  corporation,  firm,  company  or  individual  paying 
such  license  fee  or  tax,  and  thereupon  such  receipt,  having  endorsed  thereon  said 
affidavit,  shall  be  presented  to  the  City  Comptroller  and  taken  up  by  him  and  filed 
in  his  office.  Said  City  Comptroller,  upon  the  presentation  and  surrender  of  such 
receipt,  shall  deliver  to  the  corporation,  firm,  company  or  individual  presenting  the 
same  a  license  certifying  the  payment  of  the  fee  herein  required,  which  license  shall 
be  for  one  year  from  the  1st  day  of  January,  and  shall  be  signed  by  the  Mayor  and 
countersigned  by  the  City  Comptroller.  Said  City  Comptroller  shall  keep  a  record 
of  the  issuance  of  the  license  herein  provided  for  in  serial  number,  wherein  shall  be 
embraced  the  name  of  the  corporation,  firm,  company  or  individual,  together  with 
the  amount  of  the  license  paid,  as  shown  by  the  receipt  of  the  City  Treasurer.  If 
the  City  Comptroller  shall  not  be  satisfied  with  the  correctness  of  any  statement 
made  in  the  affidavit  required  by  this  section  he  shall  promptly  report  such  fact  to 
the  Common  Council,  and  such  body  shall  have  the  power  to  require  any  of  the 
parties  making  such  affidavit,  or  the  corporation,  firm,  company  or  individual  rep- 
resented to  make  to  them  an  exhibit  of  books  and  papers,  and  they  may  make  an 
examination  thereof  and  if  it  shall  appear  from  such  books  and  papers,  or  if  in  any 
other  manner  they  shall  have  satisfactory  proof  thereof  that  the  number  of  feet  of 
pipe  line  mains  of  such  party  is  greater  than  the  number  so  returned  in  such  affi- 
davit, then  said  corporation,  firm,  company  or  individual,  notwithstanding  such 
affidavit,  shall  pay  into  the  treasury  the  amount  which  would  be  due  upon  such 
excess.  Such  investigation  may  be  conducted  by  a  committee  appointed  by  said 
Common  Council,  and  such  committee  shall  report  the  facts  relating  to  the  subject  of 
its  inquiry  to  the  Common  Council  for  its  action. 

Sec.  3.  Any  corporation  or  officer  or  employe  thereof,  or  any  firm  or  company 
or  member  thereof,  or  any  individual  failing  to  pay  the  license  fee  herein  required, 
according  to  the  terms  of  this  ordinance,  shall  be  deemed  guilty  of  a  misdemeanor, 
and  upon  conviction  shall  be  fined  in  any  sum  not  exceeding  five  hundred  (500) 
dollars,  and  each  day's  failure  to  make  such  payment  shall  constitute  a  separate 
offense. 

Sec.  4.  This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  pass- 
age and  publication,  once  each  week  for  two  consecutive  weeks,  in  the  Sentinel,  a 
daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation,  printed  and  published  in  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis, County  of  Marion  and  State  of  Indiana. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  GK  0.  No.  47,  1892,  be  referred  to  the  Com- 
mittee on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys. 

Mr.  Linn  moved  as  a  substitute  for  Mr.  White's  motion  that  G.  0. 
No.  47,  1892,  be  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Finance. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  11 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Froscliauer,  Gasper,  Halloran,  Laut, 
Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Rassinann  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  7- — viz  :  Councilmen  Gauss,  Puryear,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  White 
and  Young. 


December  5,  1892.]  CITY   OP   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  225 

By  Mr.  Halloran  : 

G.  O.  No.  48,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  officers  and 
employes  connected  with  the  Fire  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  and 
repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana  :  That  the  officers  and  employes  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  shall 
receive  as  salary  and  compensation  in  full  for  their  services  as  members  of  said  Fire 
Department  the  several  sums  as  hereinafter  set  forth,  namely: 

The  Chief  Fire  Engineer  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  fifteen  hundred 
(1,500)  dollars  a  year. 

The  Assistant  Chief  Fire  Engineer  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  twelve 
hundred  (1,200)  dollars  per  year. 

The  Superintendent  of  Telegraph  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  twelve 
hundred  (1,200)  dollars  per  year. 

The  Assistant  Superintendent  of  Telegraph  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of 
twelve  hundred  (1,200)  dollars  per  year. 

Each  Captain  and  Engineer  shall  be  paid  salaries  at  the  rate  of  nine  hundred 
(900)  dollars  per  year. 

Each  Stoker,  Driver,  Hoseman,  Truckman,  Tillerman,  Towerman,  Telephone- 
man  and  Lineman  shall  be  paid  salaries  at  the  rate  of  eight  hundred  twenty  (820) 
dollars  per  year. 

Each  Watchman  shall  be  paid  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  seven  hundred  thirty  (730) 
dollars  per  year. 

Sec.  2.  That  the  fire  force  pay-roll  of  said  department  shall  be  kept  in  the 
form  prescribed  by  the  City  Comptroller,  and  all  salaries  hereinbefore  provided  for 
shall  be  drawn  and  paid  in  such  manner  as  may  be  designated  by  that  officer. 

Sec.  3.  All  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  herewith  are  hereby  re- 
pealed. 

Sec.  4.    This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  passage. 

Read  a  first  time,  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  SeAvers,  Streets 
and  Alleys. 


By  Mr.  Puryear : 

G.  O.  No.  49,  1892.  An  ordinance  prohibiting  the  throwing  of  trash  upon  freez- 
ing ice  on  ice-ponds  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis : 
That  it  shall  hereafter  be  unlawful  for  any  person  to  throw,  or  deposit,  or  cause  to  be 
thrown  or  deposited,  any  stone,  brick,  board,  stick,  metal,  frozen  dirt,  mud,  earth  or 
other  substance,  upon  any  ice  already  frozen  or  in  process  of  freezing,  upon  any  ice- 
pond  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  or  to  carry  upon  any  frozen  ice  on  any  such  ice- 
pond,  any  mud  or  dirt  by  walking  upon  such  ice  frozen  upon  any  such  pond  :  Pro- 
vided, however,  That  nothing  herein  contained  shall  be  construed  so  as  to  apply  to 
any  person  who  walks  upon  such  frozen  ice  during  the  cutting  of  the  same  for  hous- 
ing, or  to  any  one  who  walks  upon  the  same  with  the  knowledge  and  consent  of  the 
owner  or  proprietor  of  any  such  ice. 

Sec.  2.  Any  person  violating  any  provision  of  the  foregoing  section  shall  be 
guilty  of  a  misdemeanor,  and  fined  in  any  sum  not  exceeding  one  hundred  dollars. 

Read  a  first  time,  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets 
and  Alleys,  with  instructions  to  report  at  the  next  regular  meeting. 


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By  Mr.  Rassmann  : 

G.  O.  No.  50,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  a  license  upon  vehicles  drawn 
upon  the  streets  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  regulating  the  construction  and 
dimensions  of  tires  to  be  used  on  such  vehicles  and  providing  penalties  for  the  en- 
forcement of  the  same. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana :  That  the  owners  of  all  vehicles  used  upon  the  streets  of  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, shall  pay  annually  license  fees  as  follows,  viz : 

1.  On  each  wagon  or  truck  used  for  hauling  boilers,  engines,  machinery,  safes  or 
stone,  and  drawn  by  four  or  more  horses,  twenty  dollars. 

2.  On  each  wagon  or  truck  used  as  above  and  drawn  by  two  horses,  fifteen  dollars. 

3.  On  each  omnibus  drawn  by  four  horses,  ten  dollars. 

4.  On  each  omnibus  drawn  by  two  horses,  eight  dollars. 

5.  On  each  tally-ho  drawn  by  four  horses,  ten  dollars. 

6.  On  each  tally-ho  drawn  by  two  horses,  eight  dollars. 

7.  On  each  wagon  drawn  by  four  horses,  and  not  used  in  the  manner  specified  in 
clause  1,  eight  dollars. 

8.  On  each  wagon  or  cart  drawn  by  two  horses,  five  dollars. 

9.  On  each  wagon  or  cart  drawn  by  one  horse,  three  dollars. 

10.  On  each  dray  or  truck  drawn  by  two  horses,  eight  dollars. 

11.  On  each  dray  or  truck  drawn  by  one  horse,  five  dollars. 

12.  On  each  furniture  car  drawn  by  two  horses,  seven  dollars 

13.  On  each  furniture  car  drawn  by  one  horse,  four  dollars. 

14.  On  each  sprinkling  cart  drawn  by  two  horses,  eight  dollars. 

15.  On  each  sprinkling  cart  drawn  by  one  horse,  five  dollars. 

1G.  Hacks,  or  hackney  carriages,  cabs,  barouches,  buggies  or  driving  carts,  surreys 
and  all  pleasure  vehicles  using  the  streets : 

17.  On  each  hack  or  hackney  carriage  drawn  by  two  horses,  six  dollars. 

18.  On  each  barouche,  coupe,  rockaway  or  surrey  wagon  drawn  by  two  horses, 
five  dollars. 

19.  On  each  cab  drawn  by  one  horse,  three  dollars. 

20.  On  each  barouche  drawn  by  one  horse,  three  dollars, 

21.  On  each  four-passenger  surrey  drawn  by  one  horse,  two  dollars. 

22.  On  each  driving  cart  drawn  by  one  horse  or  pony,  two  dollars. 

23.  On  each  buggy,  two  dollars. 

24.  On  each  sulky,  two  dollars. 

25.  On  each  push  or  hand  cart  used  in  peddling,  two  dollars. 

26.  On  each  bicycle,  except  those  used  by  children  under  fourteen  years  of  age, 
one  dollar. 

27.  On  each  one-horse  vehicle,  not  before  mentioned,  three  dollars. 

28.  On  each  two-horse  vehicle,  not  before  mentioned,  five  dollars. 

29.  On  each  three-horse  vehicle,  not  before  mentioned,  six  dollars. 

30.  On  each  four-horse  vehicle,  not  before  mentioned,  eight  dollars. 

Sec.  2.  All  vehicles  used  exclusively  for  bringing  to  market  any  produce  or 
provisions  of  the  owner's  own  raising,  or  owned  by  persons  engaged  as  gardeners, 
fruit  growers  or  florists,  or  to  any  person  or  persons  living  without  said  city,  engaged 
in  huckstering  and  marketing  country  produce  into  or  from  said  city,  or  to  persons 
engaged  in  farming,  gardening  or  huckstering,  hauling  goods  or  merchandise  to  or 
from  said  city,  or  any  person  or  persons  without  said  city,  who  may  go  in  or  out  of 
said  city  in  any  buggy  or  carriage,  or  any  dairyman,  or  manufacturer  of  brick,  and 
all  persons  engaged  in  selling  ice,  living  without  said  city,  shall  pay  license  fees 
upon  their  vehicles  used  upon  the  streets  of  said  city  as  follows,  viz : 

1.  On  each  one-horse  wagon,  three  dollars. 

2.  On  each  two-horse  wagon,  five  dollars. 

3.  On  each  four-horse  wagon,  eight  dollars. 

Provided,  That  any  person  residing  without  said  city,  and  conducting  a  business 
in  said  city,  and  going  to  and  from  his  business  by  any  vehicle,  shall  pay  the  license 
fee  as  stipulated  herein. 


December  5,  1892.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  227 

Sec.  3.  That  any  person  included  in  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  desiring 
to  use  the  streets  of  said  city,  shall  pay  or  cause  to  paid  to  the  City  Treasurer  for 
each  vehicle,  the  license  fee  as  herein  provided,  and  take  his  receipt  therefor,  and 
upon  presentation  of  said  receipt  to  the  City  Comptroller,  said  City  Comptroller  shall 
issue  a  license  to  the  owner  of  said  vehicle.  It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person  or 
persons  owning  any  vehicle  included  in  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  to  use  the 
streets  of  said  city  without  first  securing  a  license  as  herein  provided. 

Sec.  4.  There  shall  be  placed  and  kept  conspicuously  in  view,  on  every  vehicle 
mentioned  in  this  ordinance,  the  registered  number  of  such  vehicle,  so  that  the  same 
can  be  easily  read  from  the  sidewalk.  Such  number  shall  be  in  plain,  distinct  and 
legible  figures,  each  plate  to  be  not  less  than  one,  two  or  three  inches  in  width,  and 
placed  on  each  vehicle  in  the  following  manner : 

1.  On  drays  and  carts  the  number  shall  be  cast  or  painted  on  metallic  plates  and 
placed  on  the  outer  side  of  the  right  shaft  three  inches  in  front  of  the  bed  or  body  of 
the  dray  or  cart. 

2.  On  wagons  the  number  shall  be  cast  or  painted  on  metallic  plates  and  placed 
on  the  hind  axle,  or  where  a  body  is  used  on  a  wagon,  said  number  shall  be  placed 
on  the  right  outer  side  thereof. 

3.  On  buggies,  wagons  or  furniture  cars  the  number  shall  be  cast  or  painted  on 
metallic  plates  and  placed  on  the  right  outer  side  of  the  body. 

4.  On  carriages  or  cabs  that  occupy  stands,  the  number  shall  be  painted  on  the 
outer  glass  of  the  lamps  in  red  letters,  not  less  than  two  inches  in  length,  and  on 
omnibuses  the  number  shall  be  placed  on  some  conspicuous  place  on  the  right  outer 
side  of  the  body  thereof,  so  that  it  can  be  easily  read  from  the  sidewalk. 

5.  On  private  carriages,  barouches  and  buggies,  the  numbers  shall  be  cast  or 
painted  on  neat  metallic  plates  and  placed  upon  said  vehicles  upon  the  spring  bar  or 
rear  end  of  said  vehicle,  or,  owners  of  vehicles  so  desiring  it,  may  place  the  number 
plates  on  the  outer  side  of  the  trace  of  the  off*  horse,  not  more  than  ten  inches  from 
the  collar  of  the  horse,  the  same  to  be  kept  conspicuously  in  view. 

6.  Painting  or  covering  over  the  plates,  or  placing  the  plate  upon  any  other 
vehicle  than  the  one  for  which  the  same  was  issued,  except  as  hereinafter  provided, 
shall  be  deemed  a  misdemeanor,  and  on  conviction,  the  owner  of  the  vehicle  shall  be 
lined  as  provided  in  Section  8  of  this  ordinance.  A  copy  of  this  section  shall  be 
furnished  by  the  Comptroller  to  each  and  every  person  taking  out  a  license  under 
the  provisions  of  this  ordinance :  Provided,  Any  person  or  persons,  who  shall  be  the 
owner  or  owners  of  more  than  one  vehicle  belonging  to  either  class  aforesaid,  and 
who  shall  use  but  one  of  said  vehicles  at  any  one  time  upon  the  streets  of  said  city, 
and  who  shall  have  complied  with  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  and,  in  accord- 
ance therewith,  paid  the  license  fee  under  said  classification,  shall  be  permitted  to 
place  the  number  of  said  license  upon  the  harness  of  the  horse  or  horses  intended  to 
be  used  in  connection  with  said  vehicles,  and  a  registered  number  of  a  higher  grade 
may  be  used  on  or  for  a  vehicle  of  a  lesser  amount  by  the  same  person  :  And,  pro- 
vided further,  That  all  vehicles  belonging  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  or  claiming  as 
exempt  from  license  by  reason  of  being  in  the  service  of  the  city,  shall  have  the 
word  "  City  "  painted  on  both  sides  of  the  outside  of  the  bed  or  body  of  said  vehicle. 

Sec.  5.  Every  hack,  carriage  or  cab,  when  driven  at  night,  shall  have  fixed  on 
some  conspicuous  part  of  the  outer  sides  thereof,  two  lighted  lamps  with  plain  glass 
front  and  sides,  on  which  shall  be  painted  in  red  and  legible  figures,  at  least  two 
inches  long,  the  registered  number  thereof.  All  omnibuses,  when  driven  in  the 
night,  shall  have  lighted  lamps  or  candles  inside  thereof,  with  the  number  of  said 
license  painted  in  red  and  legible  figures,  at  least  two  inches  long,  in  the  front  of 
said  lamp  or  light. 

Sec.  6.  This  ordinance  shall  in  no  manner  affect  the  license  fees  as  now  paid  the 
city  by  different  lines  of  business  under  the  existing  laws  and  ordinances,  but  shall 
be  paid  in  addition  to  any  license,  fee  or  charge  now  required  under  ordinances 
heretofore  enacted. 

_  Sec.  7.  That  the  funds  derived  from  the  license  herein  provided  for  shall  be  ap- 
plied only  to  the  maintenance  and  repair  of  the  streets  and  alleys  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis, 


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Sec.  8.  That  all  vehicles  to  be  used  upon  the  streets  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
manufactured  after  the  first  day  of  June,  1893,  must  be  provided  with  tires  of  the 
following  dimensions,  to- wit : 

IRON   AND  STEEL   AXLES. 

A  one  and  one-fourth  inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  one  and 
one-eighth  inches  wide. 

A  one  and  three-eighths  inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  one 
and  one-fourth  inches  wide. 

A  one  and  one-half  inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  one  and 
one-half  inches  wide. 

A  one  and  five-eighths  inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  one  and 
five-eighths  inches  wide. 

A  one  and  three-fourths  inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  one 
and  three-fourths  inches  wide. 

A  one  and  seven-eighths  inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  two 
inches  wide. 

A  two-inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  two  inches  wide. 

A  two  and  one-eighth  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  two  and  one- 
fourth  inches  wide. 

A  two  and  one-fourth  inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  two  and 
one-fourth  inches  wide. 

A  two  and  one-half  inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  two  and 
one-half  inches  wide. 

A  two  and  three-fourths  inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  two 
and  three-fourths  inches  wide. 

A  three-inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  three  and  one-fourth 
inches  wide. 

A  three  and  one-half  inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  three  and 
one-half  inches  wide. 

A  four-inch  axle  of  steel  or  iron  must  have  a  tire  at  least  five  inches  wide. 

WOODEN    AXLES. 

Wagons,  drays,  dump  carts,  and  other  vehicles  having  axles  of  wood,  shall  have  a 
width  of  tire  as  follows  : 

A  three  and  one-half  inch  axle  of  wood  must  have  a  tire  one  and  three-fourths 
inches  wide. 

A  three  and  three-fourths  inch  axle  of  wood  must  have  a  tire  two  inches  wide. 

A  four  and  one-half  inch  axle  of  wood  must  have  a  tire  two  and  one-fourth 
inches  wide. 

A  four  and  three-fourths  inch  axle  of  wood  must  have  a  tire  two  and  one-half 
inches  wide. 

A  five-inch  axle  of  wood  must  have  a  tire  two  and  three-fourths  inches  wide. 

A  five  and  one-half  inch  axle  of  wood  must  have  a  tire  three  and  one-half 
inches  wide. 

A  six-inch  axle  of  wood  must  have  a  tire  four  inches  wide. 

Each  truck  used  for  hauling  boilers  or  engines,  safes  or  dimension  stone,  shall 
have  tires  at  least  five  inches  wide ;  drays  shall  have  tires  at  least  four  inches  wide. 
All  vehicles  having  axles  less  than  one  and  one-fourth  inches  wide  shall  not  be  sub- 
ject to  or  governed  by  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance  as  far  as  the  width  of  tire  is 
concerned.  It  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  police  to  examine  the  license  plates  of  the 
vehicles  and  to  report  to  the  Comptroller  all  parties,  giving  number  of  plate,  who 
are  violating  this  section  in  regard  to  the  width  of  tires. 

Sec.  9.  It  shall  be  the  duty  of  all  livery  and  boarding  stable  keepers  to  report  to 
the  City  Comptroller  the  number  and  kind  of  vehicles  (subject  to  license)  in  their 
stables  on  the  1st  day  of  April  of  each  year,  together  with  the  names  of  the  owners 
thereof,  said  report  to  be  made  between  the  1st  and  15th  days  of  April  of  each  year; 
and  on  and  after  the  30th  day  of  April  of  each  year  there  shall  be  added  to  all 
unpaid  license  fees,  and  collected  together  with  such  license  fees,  a  penalty  of  one 


December  5,  1892.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  229 

hundred  per  cent,  in  addition  to  the  amount  provided  for  by  this  ordinance ;  and 
any  person  or  persons,  partnership  or  corporation  who  shall,  after  the  30th  day  of 
May  of  each  year,  drive  or  cause  to  be  driven  on  any  of  the  streets  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  any  unlicensed  vehicle  which,  under  this  ordinance  requires  a  license, 
or  who  shall  violate  any  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  shall  be  deemed  guilty 
[of  a  misdemeanor  and  upon  conviction  thereof,  shall,  in  addition  to  all  other  penal- 
ties and  requirements,  be  fined  in  a  sum  not  less  than  twice  the  amount  of  said 
license  and  penalty  and  costs. 

Sec.  10.  The  owners  of  vehicles  covered  by  the  terms  of  this  ordinance  shall, 
before  obtaining  a  license  as  herein  provided,  be  required  to  make  an  affidavit  before 
the  City  Treasurer,  in  which  shall  be  set  forth  a  full  description  of  the  kind  and 
character  of  vehicle  for  which  a  license  is  desired,  the  name  of  the  owner  and  the 
[use  to  which  such  vehicle  is  to  be  put,  which  affidavit  shall  be  signed  and  sworn  to 
by  said  owner  and  endorsed  on  the  back  of  the  receipt  which  shall  be  duly  issued  to 
said  owner  by  the  City  Treasurer  upon  the  payment  of  the  license  fee  required  by 
said  ordinance.  But  it  shall  be  unlawful  to  charge  said  owner  so  making  said  affi- 
davit, any  notary  or  other  fee  except  the  one  expressly  named  in  the  ordinance  itself. 
Thereupon  it  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  City  Comptroller,  without  further  charge,  to 
deliver,  upon  the  presentation  and  surrender  to  him  of  said  City  Treasurer's  receipt, 
to  said  owner  a  license  covering  the  period  for  which  payment  has  been  made,  which 
license  shall  be  signed  by  the  Mayor  and  issued  and  countersigned  by  the  City 
Comptroller.  All  licenses  provided  for  in  this  ordinance  shall  be  issued  for  one  year 
and  shall  be  dated  on  the  1st  day  of  April  of  each  year:  Provided,  That  any  owner, 
who  shall  come  into  possession  of  any  such  vehicle  upon  which  no  license  has  been 
paid,  between  the  1st  day  of  April  of  any  one  year  and  the  1st  day  of  April  of  the 
next  succeeding  year,  shall  be  only  required  to  pay  a  fee  in  proportion  to  the  unex- 
pired part  of  the  year  to  be  covered :  And,  provided  further,  That  if  the  owner  of 
any  licensed  vehicle  part  ownership  therewith,  the  license  issued  to  him  shall  be  no 
protection  to  the  firm,  company,  corporation  or  individual  to  whom  it  is  sold,  unless 
the  same  shall  have  been  duly  transferred  on  the  books  of  the  City  Comptroller.  But 
it  shall  be  the  duty  of  said  Comptroller,  whenever  any  licensed  vehicle  shall  have 
been  sold,  upon  proper  application,  to  transfer  the  license  from  the  original  owner  to 
.the  purchaser,  by  making  the  proper  endorsement  of  such  transfer  upon  the  back  of 
the  original  license  and  making  a  note  thereof  in  a  column  intended  for  such  purpose 
on  the  record  book  of  such  licenses  to  be  kept  by  him.  No  fee  shall  be  exacted  by 
the  City  Comptroller  for  such  transfer.  All  licenses,  so  issued  by  the  City  Comp- 
troller, shall  be  duly  recorded  and  kept  by  him  in  a  record  book  properly  prepared 
por  such  use,  in  which  shall  be  entered  in  serial  number  the  issuance  of  all  vehicle 
licenses,  the  kind  of  a  vehicle  licensed,  the  use  to  which  it  is  to  be  put,  the  name  and 
residence  of  its  owner  and  the  fee  paid  therefor,  as  shown  by  the  receipt  of  the  City 
Treasurer. 

Sec.  11.     The  provisions  of  this  ordinance  shall  not  be  construed  to  amend, 

modify,  or  repeal  the  provisions  of  General  Ordinance  No. ,   1892,   entitled, 

I  An  ordinance  prohibiting  traction  and  other  engines  from  being  propelled  over  and 
along  certain  streets  of  Indianapolis,  and  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation 
thereof." 

Sec.  12.  This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its 
passage  and  publication  once  each  week  for  two  consecutive  weeks  in  the  Sentinel,  a 
daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation,  printed  and  published  in  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, County  of  Marion,  State  of  Indiana. 

Read  a  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets 
and  Alleys. 

By  Mr.  Schrader : 

G.  O.  No.  51,  1892.  An  ordinance  fixing  the  salary  of  the  Superintendent  of  the 
City  Hospital  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  and  repealing  all  ordinances  or 
parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 


230  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  In- 
diana :  That  the  Superintendent  of  the  City  Hospital  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate 
of  two  thousand  (2,000)  dollars  per  year. 

Sec.  2.  All  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  herewith  are  hereby  re- 
pealed. 

Sec.  3.   This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  passage. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries. 


MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

Mr.  White  offered  the  following  motion  : 

Moved,  That  the  Common  Council  request  the  city  officers  and  the  various  city 
boards  to  incorporate  in  their  forthcoming  annual  reports,  along  with  the  list  of 
officers  and  employes  in  the  various  departments,  a  tabulated  statement  of  the  com- 
pensation of  such  officers  and  employes. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Linn  offered  and  moved  the  adoption  of  the  following  motion: 

Moved,  By  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  that  the  City  Clerk 
be  and  is  hereby  instructed  to  have  printed  as  a  part  of  the  regular  minutes  of  this 
body  the  text  of  each  ordinance  introduced. 

T.  B.  Linn. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 


Mr.  Rassman  called  up 

G.  O.  No.  45,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  of  buyers  of  empty 
bottles,  fixing  the  amount  to  be  paid  therefor,  and  the  period  the  same  shall  run, 
providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof  and  repealing  ordinances,  and  parts  of 
ordinances,  in  conflict  thereof. 

On  second  reading. 

Mr.  White  moved  that  G.  0.  No.  45,  1892,  be  indefinitely  post- 
poned. 

Mr.  Schrader  moved  to  lay  Mr.  White's  motion  on  the  table. 
Which  motion  was  lost  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  (5— viz :  Messrs.  Colter,  Kassmann,  Kyan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  Presi 
dent  Murphy. 

Nays,  12 — viz :  Messrs.  Allen,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  Lini 
McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  White  and  Young. 

The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  Mr.  White's  motion. 


December  5,  1892.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  231 

Which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  9 — viz :  Councilrnen  Colter,  Froschauer,  Gauss,  Halloran,McGill,  McGuffin, 
Puryear,  White  and  Young. 

Nays  9 — viz :  Councilrnen  Allen,  Gasper,  Laut,  Linn,  Kassmann,  Byan, 
Schmidt,  Schrader  and  President  Murphy. 

Mr.  Young  offered  the  following  amendment: 

Moved,  To  amend  by  striking  out  the  words  "twenty-five  dollars  per  year  "  and 
insert  in  lieu  thereof  the  words  "one  dollar  per  year." 

Mr.  Schrader  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Young's  amendment  on  the  table. 
Which  resulted  in  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  9 — viz :  Councilrnen  Colter,  Laut,  Puryear,  Kassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt, 
Schrader,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  9 — viz:  Councilrnen  Allen,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Linn, 
McGill,  McGuffin  and  White. 

Mr.  White  moved  to  strike  G.  O.  No.  45,  1892,  from  the  files. 
Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  11 — viz :  Councilrnen  Allen,  Froschauer,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn, 
McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  White  and  Young. 

Nays  7 — viz :  Councilrnen  Colter,  Gasper,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader 
and  President  Murphy. 

Mr.  McGill  moved  that  the  Council  adjourn. 
Which  motion  was  lost. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  to  call  G.  0.  No.  49,  1892,  from  the  Com- 
mittee on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys,  to  whom  the  same  had  been 
referred. 

Which  motion  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  10— viz:  Councilrnen  Allen,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  Mc- 
Guffin, Puryear,  White  and  Young. 

Nays  8 — viz:  Councilrnen  Colter,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,   Schrader  and  President  Murphy. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Ryan,  the  Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock  p.  m., 
adjourned. 


President. 


Attest 


City  Clerk. 


December  19,  1892.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  233 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber, 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

December  19,  1892. 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  December  19th,  at  8  o'clock,  in 
regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  Chair,  and  19  members,  viz  :  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter, 
Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill, 
McGuffin,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White 
and  Young. 

Absent,  2 — viz:     Messrs.  Gauss  and  Puryear. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  meeting 
held  Monday,  December  5,  1892,  having  been  printed  and  placed 
upon  the  desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as 
published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Rassmann  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dis- 
pensed with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


FROM    CITY   OFFICERS. 

Department  of  Finance.  ^ 

Office  of  City  Comptroller,  > 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  December  19,  1892.  J 

To  the  Honorable  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen — In  addition  to  its  current  receipts  the  City  of  Indianapolis  will 
probably  need  one  hundred  thousand  dollars  before  the  collections  on  the  tax  dupli- 
cate of  1892  become  available.  I  therefore  ask  for  permission  or  authority  to  borrow 
not  exceeding  said  amount  from  time  to  time  as  the  needs  of  the  city  may  require, 
payable  on  the  19th  of  April,  1893,  and  at  a  rate  of  interest  not  exceeding  six  per 
cent.  Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 

City   Comptroller. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


234  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 


REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 

Department  of  Public  Works. 
Office  of  the  Board, 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  December  19,  1892 


.} 


The  Honorable,  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common   Council,  City  of  Indian- 
apolis : 

Gentlemen — We  herewith  submit  to  you  for  your  consideration  and  approval  "An 
ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract,  granting  S.  K.  Greer  &  Co.  the  right  to  lay 
and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track,  to  be  constructed  off  the  main  track  of  the 
Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  R.  R.  (Chicago  Division),  across  Sixth 
street,  at  Lafayette  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  State  of  Indiana." 

Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 
M.  M.  Defrees, 

-Board  of  Public  Works. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Halloran,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries, 
to  whom  was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  48,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  officers  and 
employes  connected  with  the  Fire  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana, 
and  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Made  the  following  report: 

Mr.  President  : 

Your  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  48,  1892, 
relating  to  the  compensation  of  the  members  of  the  Fire  Department,  have  had  the 
same  under  consideration,  and  recommend  that  the  following  amendments  be  made 
thereto : 

1 .  Amend  paragraph  seven  in  Section  1,  by  striking  out  the  word  "Telephoneman." 

2.  Amend  paragraph  eight  in  Section  1,  by  adding  after  the  word  "  Watchman," 
the  words,  "  and  Telephoneman." 

3.  Amend  by  adding  after  paragraph  eight  in  Section  1,  the  following : 

"The  member  of  the  lire  force  whose  duty  it  is  made  to  repair  hose  shall  receive, 
in  addition  to  his  regular  pay,  an  additional  compensation  of  ten  dollars  monthly." 
And  when  so  amended  that  it  do  pass. 

H.  F.  Halloran, 
J.  L.  Gasper, 
J.  F.  White, 

Committee. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Halloran,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries, 
to  whom  was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  51,  1892.  An  ordinance  fixing  the  salary  of  the  Superintendent  of  the 
City  Hospital  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  and  repealing  all  ordinances  or 
parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 


December  19,  1892.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  235 

Made  the  following  report : 

Mr.  Presld&nt : 

Your  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  51,  1892, 
relating  to  an  increase  in  the  annual  salary  of  the  Superintendent  of  the  City  Hos- 
pital, report  that  they  have  had  said  ordinance  under  consideration.  In  the  opinion 
of  your  committee  the  present  salary  is  a  totally  inadequate  return  for  the  services 
rendered  by  the  superintendent,  inasmuch  as  a  proper  discharge  of  the  responsible 
duties  of  the  position  not  only  require  the  undivided  attention  of  that  officer,  but 
demand  a  high  degree  of  medical  skill  as  well  as  excellent  business  and  executive 
ability.  Your  committee  would  therefore  respectfully  recommend  that  the  ordinance 
do  pass. 

H.  F.  Halloran. 

J.  F.  White. 

J.  L.  Gasper. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Rassmann,  on  behalf  of  a  majority  of  the  Committee  on  Fi- 
nance, to  whom  was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  47,  1892.  An  ordinance  requiring  every  corporation,  firm,  company 
or  individual  supplying  natural  gas  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis  or  its  inhabitants, 
either  or  both,  for  heating  and  illuminating  purposes,  under  the  provisions  of  an 
ordinance  known  and  designated  as  General  Ordinance  No.  14,  1887,  to  pay  into  the 
city  treasury  annually  on  the  1st  day  of  January,  a  license  fee  of  three  cents  per 
foot  upon  all  pipe  line  mains  owned,  laid  or  operated  by  said  corporation,  firm, 
company  or  individual  within  the  limits  of  said  city. 

Made  the  following  report : 

Mr.  President: 

The  undersigned,  being  a  majority  of  your  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom  was 
referred  General  Ordinance  No.  47,  1892,  being  an  ordinance  requiring  the  natural 
gas  companies  to  pay  a  tax  of  three  cents  per  foot  on  their  mains,  would  respectfully 
report  as  follows,  viz  : 

We  have  given  this  matter  a  great  deal  of  attention  and  worked  hard  to  get 
at  all  the  facts.  We  investigated  thoroughly  the  financial  ability  of  the  companies 
to  pay  this  additional  tax,  and  also  inquired  more  particularly  into  the  advisability 
of  levying  this  tax  at  this  time,  with  reference  to  our  citizens'  interests.  We  have 
heard  a  great  many  people  on  this  subject,  and  also  gave  the  gas  companies  a 
hearing,  and  are  of  the  opinion  that  it  would  not  be  advisable  to  impose  this  addi- 
tional burden  on  the  companies  at  this  time. 

The  Consumers'  Gas  Trust  Company  (as  you  all  know)  was  organized  by  the 
citizens  of  this  city,  and  it  was  the  means  of  giving  to  our  people  cheaper  gas  than  is 
furnished  any  city  in  this  country,  not  excepting  some  of  the  towns  in  the  gas  belt. 
The  money  required  to  organize  this  company  was  subscribed  and  furnished  by  our 
citizens,  about  4,700  people  having  taken  stock  for  that  purpose,  and  of  this  number, 
so  we  are  informed,  there  still  remain  about  4,000  shareholders.  Thus  far  not  one 
cent  of  interest  has  been  paid  these  people  on  their  investment,  all  the  revenue  of  the 
company  having  been  used  in  the  gas  field  and  in  this  city.  This  company  is  now 
about  ready  to  pay  the  stockholders  some  of  the  interest  they  are  entitled  to.  You 
all  know  upon  what  plan  this  company  was  organized.  The  company  must  pay  off' 
this  stock  which  our  citizens  so  liberally  subscribed,  and  when  this  is  done  it  is  the 
property  of  our  city  and  they  must  furnish  gas  at  actual  cost.  This  being  a  fact,  is 
it  right  to  delay  that  time  by  imposing  additional  burdens?  The  Indianapolis  Gas 
Company,  we  are  informed,  has  expended  all  of  its  receipts  and  a  great  deal  more  in 
making  it  possible  to  supply  our  city  with  gas,  and  we  are  also  informed  that  the 
stockholders  in  that  company  have  never  received  one  cent  of  dividend  on  their  in- 
vestment. 


236  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

When  the  ordinance  was  passed  under  which  these  companies  are  operating  it 
was  thought  that  an  abundance  of  gas  could  be  had  within  twenty  miles  of  this  city. 
Now  the  companies  are  compelled  to  go  forty  and  fifty  miles  before  they  can  get  the 
gas  required.  That  ordinance  does  not  make  it  mandatory  for  the  Council  to  pass 
an  ordinance  to  impose  this  tax ;  it  says  the  Council  may,  if  it  thinks  it  best,  impose 
a  tax  of  not  exceeding  three  cents  per  foot.  That  ordinance  also  says  the  companies 
must  have  at  least  four  ounces  of  pressure ;  our  companies  have  and  are  supplying 
eight  ounces.  If  this  Council  imposes  this  tax  upon  these  companies,  may  we  not  in 
return  expect  only  four  ounces  of  pressure? 

If  this  were  done  it  would  necessitate  refitting  every  cook  stove  in  this  city.  Your 
Committee  could  give  a  great  many  more  facts  concerning  this  matter,  but  think  we 
have  given  you  enough  to  show  you  that  it  would  not  be  best  at  this  time  to  pass  this 
ordinance. 

We  are  thoroughly  convinced  that  it  would  not  only  be  wrong,  but  that  it  would 
work  a  great  hardship  upon  our  people.  We  therefore  most  respectfully  recommend 
that  the  said  ordinance  be  not  passed  and  that  it  be  stricken  from  the  files. 

Emil  C.  Rassmann. 

H.  W.  Laut. 

J.  L.  Gasper. 

W.  H.  Cooper. 

E.  J.  Sherer 

Jas.  H.  Costello. 

Mr.  Ryan,  on  behalf  of  a  minority  of  the  Committee  on  Finance, 
to  whom  was  referred  G.  0.  No.  47,  1892,  made  the  following  report : 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common   Council : 

Gentlemen — The  undersigned,  a  minority  of  your  Finance  Committee,  to  whom 
was  referred  General  Ordinance  No.  47,  1892,  providing  for  the  taxation  of  the 
natural  gas  companies  doing  business  in  the  city,  begs  leave  to  report  that  he. is 
unable  1o  agree  with  a  majority  of  said  committee  in  recommending  that  said  ordi- 
nance be  stricken  from  the  files,  for  the  following  reasons,  viz : 

Said  natural  gas  companies  accepted  the  ordinance  granting  them  their  franchise 
well  understanding  the  provision  empowering  the  city  to  tax  specifically  on  their 
pipe  lines,  therefore  it  can  not  be  said  that  the  ordinance  now  under  consideration  is 
new  to  them,  or  took  them  by  surprise.  The  undersigned  believes  it  right  and  equit- 
able that  corporations  making  a  profit  by  using  the  streets  of  the  city  should  pay  a 
special  tax  for  the  privilege.  In  no  other  way  can  the  necessary  revenues  for  con- 
ducting the  city  be  more  easily  or  fairly  obtained.  In  addition  to  these  reasons  the 
undersigned  would  say  that  in  putting  down  their  pipe  lines  the  gas  companies  did 
great  damage  to  the  streets  of  the  city,  the  effects  of  which  are  to  be  seen  at  the 
present  time.  For  these  and  other  good  reasons  the  undersigned  recommends  that 
said  G.  O.  No.  47  do  pass.  Kespectfullv, 

P.  J.  Kyan. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  the  minority  report  be  adopted. 
Mr.  Laut  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Ryan's  motion  on  the  table. 
The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Mr.  Ryan. 
The  roll  was  called  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  14 — viz :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper, 
Halloran,  Laut,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  Young  and  Pres- 
ident Murphy. 

Nays  4— -viz  :     Councilmen  Linn,  McGutfin,  Ryan  and  White. 


December  19,  1892.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   tND.  237 

Mr.  White  moved  that  the  further  consideration  of  G.  O.  No.  47, 
1892,  be  not  taken  this  evening. 
Mr.  Gasper  moved  to  lay  Mr.  White's  motion  on  the  table. 
The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Messrs.  Ryan  and  McGuffin. 
Which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  18 — viz :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper, 
Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader, 
Sherer,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  1 — viz  :     Councilman  White. 

Mr.  Laut  moved  that  G.  O.  No.  47,  1892,  be  stricken  from  the  files. 
Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Ryan  offered  the  following : 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

I  do  hereby  give  notice  that  at  the  next  regular  meeting  of  this  body  I  will  move 
to  reconsider  the  vote  by  which  General  Ordinance  No.  47,  of  1892,  was  stricken  from 
the  files.  Very  respectfullv, 

P.  J.  Ryan. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 


Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances 
were  introduced : 

By  Mr.  Rassman  : 

G.  O.  No.  52,  1892.  An  ordinance  authorizing  the  Mayor  and  City  Comptroller 
to  make  a  temporary  loan  or  loans,  in  anticipation  of  the  revenue  of  1892,  not  ex- 
ceeding one  hundred  thousand  dollars  in  the  aggregate. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time. 

Mr.  Rassman  moved  that  the  constitutional  rules  be  suspended 
for  the  purpose  of  placing  G.  O.  No.  52,  1892,  on  its  final  passage. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Thereupon  G.  0.  No.  52,  1892,  was  read  second  time;  ordered  en- 
grossed ;  read  third  time  and  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  19 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper» 
Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader> 
Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 


238  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

By  Mr.  Ryan  : 

G.  O  No.  53,  1892.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract,  granting  S.  R. 
Greer  &  Co.  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-Uack  to  be  constructed  off 
the  main  track  of  the  Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  R.  R.  (Chicago 
Division),  across  Sixth  street,  at  Lafayette  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  State 
of  Indiana. 

Whereas,  Heretofore,  to-wit :  December  19,  1892,  the  Board  of  Public  Works 
of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  made  and  entered  into  a  certain  contract  with  S.  R. 
Greer  &  Co.,  of  the  County  of  Marion,  State  of  Indiana,  which  contract  is  as 
follows : 

Whereas,  Heretofore,  to-wit :  On  the  9th  day  of  December,  ]  892,  S.  R.  Greer  & 
Co.  filed  their  petition  before  the  Board  of  Public  Works,  of  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, as  follows : 

PETITION. 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  December  9,  1892. 
To  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis : 

Gentlemen — The  undersigned,  S.  R.  Greer  &  Co.,  doing  business  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  respectfully  petition  you  for  the  making  of  a  contract 
by  and  between  the  undersigned  and  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  providing  for  a  right 
of  way  for  a  switch,  or  side-track,  to  cross  Sixth  street,  at  Lafayette  street,  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  described  as  follows  :  Beginning  at  a  point  in  the 
center  of  the  main  track  of  the  Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  and  St.  Louis  Rail- 
road (Chicago  Division),  150  feet  north  of  the  north  line  of  Sixth  street;  thence 
south  on  a  curve,  curving  to  the  right  with  a  radius  of  three  hundred  feet  in  and 
across  Sixth  street  to  the  property  of  Greer  &  Co.,  located  at  the  southwest 
corner  of  Sixth  and  Lafayette  streets,  all  as  shown  and  in  accordance  with  the  draw- 
ings herewith  submitted,  attached  hereto,  filed  herewith,  and  for  greater  certainty 
marked  'Exhibit  A." 

Your  petitioners  pray  that  the  privilege  and  authority  herein  requested  shall  be 
granted  upon  such  terms  and  conditions  as  may  hereafter  be  agreed  upon  by  contract. 

Very  respectfully, 

S.  R.  Greer  &  Co. 

By  S.  R.  Greer. 

Now,  therefore,  this  agreement  made  and  entered  into  this  December  19, 1892,  by 
and  between  S.  R.  Greer  &  Co.,  of  Marion  County,  State  of  Indiana,  party  of  the 
first  part,  and  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  by  and  through  her  Board  of 
Public  Works,  party  of  the  second  part, 

WITNESSETH  :  That  said  party  of  the  first  part  being  desirous  of  securing  a  right 
of  way  for  switch,  or  side-track,  over  and  across  Sixth  street,  at  Lafayette  street,  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  hereby  covenant  and  agree  and  fully  bind  themselves,  their 
successors,  administrators,  legal  representatives  and  assigns  that,  in  consideration  of 
the  granting  of  the  privileges  and  authority  herein  given,  they  will  lay,  construct 
and  maintain  said  switch,  or  side-track,  upon  the  terms  and  conditions  hereinafter 
set  forth,  viz : 

1st.  It  shall  be  so  laid,  improved  and  kept  in  repair  as  to  be  safe  for  persons  on 
foot,  in  vehicles,  or  otherwise,  and  shall  at  all  times  be  subject  to  the  orders  and  con- 
trol of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

2d.  Said  track  or  switch  shall  be  laid  on  such  grade  as  shall  be  established  by 
said  Board  and  shall  be  put  down  under  its  supervision  and  to  its  satisfaction  and 
approval.  Said  side-track  or  switcli  shall  be  raised  or  lowered  to  conform  to  any 
grade  which  may,  from  time  to  lime,  be  hereafter  established,  whenever  so  ordered 
in  writing  by  said  Board. 

3d.  The  crossing  where  said  side-track  or  switch  intersects  Sixth  street,  shall,  at 
all  times,  be  kept  improved  and  in  repair  and  free  from  defects  or  obstructions  of  any 
kind.     No  car  or  cars  shall  be  permitted  to  obstruct  such    crossing  or  to  be  thereon 


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except  for  such  time  as  may  be  absolutely  necessary  in  moving  them  back  and  forth, 
but  they  shall,  at  no  time,  be  stopped  or  detained  thereon  in  such. a  manner  as  to 
obstruct  public  travel. 

4th.  Said  party  of  the  first  part  agrees,  at  the  pleasure  and  written  order  of  said 
Board,  to  take  up  and  remove  said  side-track  or  switch,  and  upon  their  failure  so  to 
do,  upon  such  notification,  in  writing,  of  ten  days,  to  promptly  pay  the  cost  of  having 
the  same  done.  And  said  party  of  the  first  part  hereby  releases  all  claim  for 
damages  whatsoever  that  may  arise  by  reason  of  such  removal,  and  said  Board  or 
said  city  in  removing  said  side-track  or  switch,  or  in  causing  the  same  to  be  done, 
shall,  in  no  wise,  be  or  become  a  trespasser. 

5th.  In  case  the  said  side-track  or  switch  shall  be  or  become  out  of  repair,  or  in 
need  of  being  reconstructed,  or  becomes  in  any  way  defective  (of  which  facts  the  said 
Board  shall  be  the  exclusive  judge),  it  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  said  party  of  the 
first  part  to  promptly  repair  or  improve  the  same,  and  failing  in  which — after  a 
notification,  in  writing,  of  ten  days — said  Board  shall  do  or  cause  the  same  to  be 
done  at  the  expense  of  said  party  of  the  first  part,  and  for  which  expense  and  cost 
said  party  of  the  first  part  shall  be  liable. 

6th.  The  said  party  of  the  first  part  hereby  bind  themselves  to  hold  the  said 
party  of  the  second  part  and  said  city  harmless  from  any  and  all  claims  for  damages 
growing  out  of  the  existence,  maintenance  or  .use  of  said  side-track  or  switch,  and 
to  pay  any  judgment,  with  costs,  that  may  be,  on  that  account,  rendered  against  it  or 
said  city. 

7th.  Any  violation  of  any  provision  of  this  instrument  by  said  party  of  the  first 
part,  or  by  any  one  for  them,  or  at  their  instance  or  permission,  shall  operate  as  an 
immediate  and  absolute  forfeiture  of  all  the  privileges  and  authority  granted  or 
given  by  this  contract:  Provided,  however,  The  same  may  be  terminated  without 
cause  at  the  pleasure  of  said  Board  as  hereinbefore  set  forth  in  clause  four. 

The  said  party  of  the  second  part,  by  virtue  of  an  act  of  the  General  Assembly 
of  the  State  of  Indiana,  entitled  u  An  act  concerning  the  incorporation  and  govern- 
ment of  cities  having  more  than  one  hundred  thousand  population  according  to  the 
last  preceding  United  States  census,  and  matters  connected  therewith  and  declaring 
an  emergency,"  approved  March  6,  1891,  and  in  consideration  of  the  things  herein- 
before set  forth,  and  upon  the  terms  and  conditions  of  the  things  herein  stipulated, 
hereby  gives,  grants  and  duly  vests  said  party  of  the  first  part,  the  right,  privilege 
and  authority  to  lay  and  maintain  a  single  switch  or  side-track  over  and  across  Sixth 
street,  at  Lafayette  street,  as  and  for  the  purpose  prayed  in  their  petition  which  is 
set  forth  in  the  preamble  hereto,  and  as  shown  by  the  drawings  attached  and  made 
part  thereof  and  marked  "  Exhibit  A." 

In  witness  whereof,  we  have  hereunto  set  our  hands  December  19,  1892. 

S.  K.  Greer  &  Co., 

By  S.  B.  Greer, 

Party  of  the  first  part. 

The  City  of  Indianapolis, 
By  A.  W.  Conduitt. 
M.  M.  Defrees, 

Party  of  the  second  part. 

Whereas,  Said  contract  has  been  submitted  by  said  Board  to  the  Common 
Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  its  consideration  and  action  ;  now,  therefore  ; 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana :  That  said  contract,  above  set  forth,  be  and  the  same  is  hereby,  in  all  things, 
confirmed  and  approved. 

Sec.  2.   This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  passage. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Railroads, 


240  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Kegular  Meeting 


MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

Mr.  White  offered  the  following  motion  : 
Mr.  President : 

I  move  that  the  Chair  appoint  a  special  committee  of  five  members  whose  duty  it 
shall  be,  during  the  coming  session  of  the  State  Legislature,  to  look  after  legislation 
affecting  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 

Mr.  Froschauer  offered  the  following  motion  : 

Moved,  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  that  the  City  At- 
torney be  and  is  hereby  instructed  to  submit,  at  the  next  regular  meeting  of  this 
Council,  an  opinion  as  to  whether  the  laying  of  a  double  track  on  South  East  street 
by  the  Citizens  Street  Railway  Co.  is  in  conformity  to  their  rights  under  the  law,  or 
whether  it  is  in  violation  of  the  same. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Gasper  offered  the  following,  and  moved  that  the  same  be 
adopted : 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — As  rumors,  pro.  and  con.,  have  been  circulated  relative  to  one 
member  of  the  Council  having  been  approached  by  another  member  in  relation  to 
certain  matters  then  before  the  Council,  in  the  manner  of  a  bribe,  I  would  most 
most  respectfully  ask  that  the  charges  be  investigated  by  a  committee  of  five  mem- 
bers, of  which  the  President  of  the  Council  be  made  chairman,  and  the  other  mem- 
bers to  be  appointed  by  him. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Rassmann,  the  following  entitled  ordi- 
nance was  taken  up  and  read  second  time;  ordered  engrossed;  read 
third  time  : 

G.  O.  No.  48,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  officers  and 
employes  connected  with  the  Fire  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  and 
repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  18 — viz:  Councilmen  Colter,  Cooper.  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Hallo- 
ran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Kassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer, 
White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  1 — viz  :     Councilman  Allen. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Gasper,  the  following  entitled  ordi- 
nance was  taken  up  and  read  a  second  time: 

G.  O.  No.  49,  1892.  An  ordinance  prohibiting  the  throwing  of  trash  upon  freez- 
ing ice  on  ice-ponds  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 


December  19,  1892.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND. 


241 


Mr.  Gasper  offered  the  following  amendment  to  G.  0.  No.  49,  1892  : 

Moved,  That  Section  1  of  General  Ordinance  No.  49  be  amended  by  inserting  "  or 
skates  "  after  the  words  "walks"  in  lines  17  and  20. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  18 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper, 
Halloran,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Kassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer, 
White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  1 — viz  :     Councilman  Laut. 

Thereupon,  G.  0.  No.  49,  1892,  was  ordered  engrossed,  read  third 
time  and  passed  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  18 — viz  :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper, 
Halloran,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Kassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer, 
White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  1 — viz:     Councilman  Laut. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  White,  the  following  entitled  ordi- 
nance was  taken  up  ;  read  second  time ;  ordered  engrossed  and  then 
read  the  third  time  : 

G.  O.  No.  51,  1892.  An  ordinance  fixing  the  salary  of  the  Superintendent  of  the 
City  Hospital  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  and  repealing  all  ordinances  or 
parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith. 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  18 — viz :  Councilmen  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Hallo- 
ran, Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer, 
White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  1 — viz :     Councilman  Allen. 


President  Murphy  appointed  the  following  named  members  as 
the  special  committee  to  investigate  the  charges  of  attempt 
bribery  in  compliance  with  Mr.  Gasper's  motion  :  M.  J.  Murphy, 
Chairman ;  Chas.  P.  Froschauer,  H.  F.  Halloran,  W.  H.  Cooper  and 
A.  A.  Young. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Ryan,  the  Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock  p.  m., 
adjourned. 


Attest  : 


Oily  Clerk. 


President. 


II 


January  3,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  243 


SPECIAL  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  ) 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

January  3,  1893.    ) 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Tuesday  evening,  January  3d,  at  8  o'clock,  in 
special  session,  pursuant  to  the  following  call  : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  January  3,  1893. 
To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — You  are  hereby  requested  to  meet  in  special  session  in  the  Coun- 
cilmanic  Chamber,  on  Tuesday  evening,  January  3,  1893,  at  8  o'clock,  for  the  pur- 
pose of  considering  such  business  as  may  come  before  the  meeting. 

M.  J.  Murphy, 

President. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  Chair,  and  12  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter, 
Cooper,  Froschauer,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  Puryear,  Ryan,  White 
and  Youn^. 

Absent  9 — viz  :  Messrs.  Costello,  Gasper,  Gauss,  McGill,  McGuffin, 
Rassmann,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  Sherer. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  special  meeting 
held  Wednesday,  December  19,  1892,  having  been  printed  and 
placed  upon  the  desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  ap- 
proved as  published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Cooper  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 
.Which  motion  prevailed. 


244  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Special  Meeting 

COMMUNICATIONS,    ETC.,    FROM    MAYOR. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication : 

Executive  Department,  City  of  Indianapolis,     \ 
Indianapolis,  Ind.,  December  31,  1892.  J 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — I  have  hesitated  and  considered  carefully  what  I  should  do  with 
General  Ordinances  Nos.  48  and  51,  1892. 

The  hesitation  has  come  from  the  fact  that,  exercising  your  legal  right  and  sound 
discretion,  you  believed  it  best  to  preserve  a  low  rate  of  taxation  even  though  it 
should  be  necessary  to  deprive  the  city  of  some  things  necessary  for  a  more  effective 
and  satisfactory  administration  of  her  affairs. 

It  has  been  our  earnest  effort  to  so  manage  the  affairs  of  the  city  as  to  carry  on 
her  business  without  borrowing  money,  and  1  am  sure  you  will  be  glad  to  know  that 
we  will  not  owe  a  dollar  of  a  temporary  loan  at  the  end  of  this  year,  except  such  as 
was  put  into  permanent  use  in  the  purchase  of  new  fire  engines.  In  the  face  of  a 
tax  levy  lower  than  that  of  any  like  city  in  the  United  States ;  in  the  face  of  our 
earnest  efforts  to  so  manage  the  city's  business  as  that  it  would  not  be  necessary  to 
borrow  money,  you  can  readily  understand  why  I  hesitated  to  sign  the  two  ordinances 
you  passed  with  such  unanimity. 

I  have  finally  concluded  to  sign  those  ordinances  believing  that  the  best  interests 
of  the  city  require  that  I  do  so,  and  believing  we  can  save  the  money  in  another 
direction  with  which  to  pay  the  advance. 

The  ordinance  increasing  the  pay  of  the  Superintendent  of  the  City  Hospital  I 
have  signed  notwithstanding  my  doubts,  because  the  efficient  management  of  that 
great  charity  ought  not  to  be  intrusted  to  any  but  the  most  competent  hands.  It  is 
not  right  and  the  city  can  not  expect  a  physician  worthy  of  the  place  to  take  it  at 
a  salary  of  $1,000  a  year  and  board.  It  means  that  he  must  give  up  his  practice. 
It  means  that  he  must  give  his  entire  time  and  attention  to  those  whose  necessities 
make  them  fit  subjects  for  the  city's  care.  It  means  when  his  term  of  office  is  over 
he  must  begin  life  anew,  substantially  without  patients  and  without  savings  from 
his  salary.  Of  course,  I  understand  the  difficulties  of  the  doctor  after  he  is  out  of 
office  is  not  a  matter  of  concern  to  the  city,  but  I  also  understand  they  are  a  matter 
of  concern  to  him,  and  that  the  afflicted  of  Indianapolis  are  entitled  to  the  best  of 
medical  attention,  and  the  City  of  Indianapolis  is  entitled  to  a  hospital  worthy  of 
her,  and  I  do  not  believe  such  a  hospital  or  such  attention  can  be  retained  at  the 
present  salary. 

The  other  ordinance  increases  the  pay  of  certain  members  of  the  Fire  Depart- 
ment twenty-five  cents  a  day,  making  their  pay  $2.25  instead  of  $2.00  per  day.  The 
same  objections  exist  to  this  ordinance  as  those  already  pointed  out.  You  increase 
the  expenses  of  the  city  and  do  not  afford  additional  revenue  to  pay  those  expenses. 
On  the  contrary  in  the  exercise  of  a  sound  discretion  that  the  law  has  Avisely  given  to 
you,  you  reduce  the  amount  of  money  to  be  given  the  city  below  the  city's  needs.  It 
is  an  easy  matter  to  appropriate  money,  but  it  is  not  an  easy  matter  to  raise  it. 
Nevertheless  I  have  concluded  to  sign  the  ordinance,  though  I  do  not  see  why  it  was 
not  made  to  apply  to  other  members  of  the  Department,  including  the  Chief,  as  the 
reason  for  the  ordinance  applies  to  each  alike.  The  subject  of  more  adequate  pay  for 
the  firemen  has  been  before  each  administration  for  many  years  past.  Each  has 
recognized  its  necessities,  but  each  has  declined  to  make  it  because  of  the  reasons 
that  have  caused  me  to  hesitate  in  signing  this  ordinance.  I  have  concluded  to  sign 
it  because  I  believe  the  best  interests  of  the  city  require  that  it  be  done.  It  is  an 
easy  matter  to  appoint  men  to  the  Fire  Department,  but  that  does  not  make  them 
firemen  worthy  of  the  name.  Adaptation,  instruction,  experience,  are  all  necessary. 
These  men  are  on  duty  twenty-four  hours  in  the  day,  and  seven  days  in  a  week. 
When  a  day  off  comes  a  general  alarm  summons  them  to  their  duty.  Required  to 
be  neat  and  clean,  the  expense  of  such  uniforms  is  added  to  that  of  the  ordinary 
citizen.     A  portion  of  their  pay  is  set  apart  as  a  fund  for  the  relief  of  the  families 


January  3,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  245 

of  their  dead.  We  have  a  force  of  as  loyal  men  and  skillful  fire  fighters  as  can  be 
found  anywhere,  and  their  pay  is  less,  so  far  as  I  can  learn,  than  that  of  any  like 
city  in  this  country.  Their  pay  is  now  $2.00  a  day,  out  of  which  they  are  expected 
to  support  themselves  and  dependents  in  addition  to  the  unusual  expenses  of  which 
I  have  spoken,  and  it  is  true  of  these  gentlemen  that  they  are  expected  to  pay  their 
debts,  or  subject  themselves  to  punishment,  even  dismissal  from  the  force.  By  in- 
creasing the  pay  of  the  firemen  twenty-five  cents  a  day,  not  only  will  the  city  do 
what  is  right  with  its  employes,  but  it  will  receive  adequate  return  in  the  increased 
zeal  with  which  these  men  will  prosecute  the  perilous  business  in  which  they  are 
engaged. 

The  charter  does  not  require  that  I  send  you  my  reasons  for  signing  an  ordi- 
nance, but  only  my  reasons  when  I  do  not  sign  it.  In  this  instance,  however,  I  have 
believed  it  to  be  right  to  add  to  this  notification  in  order  that  your  honorable  body 
might  more  fully  realize  the  difficulties  that  are  added  to  the  administration  of  the 
city's  affairs  where  expenses  are  increased  without  providing  the  money  with  which 
to  pav  them.  Respectfullv  submitted, 

T.  L.  Sullivan. 

Mayor. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    (GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

By  Mr.  Ryan  : 

G.  O.  No.  1,  1893.  An  Ordinance  requiring  the  Indianapolis,  Decatur  &  Spring- 
field Railway  Company  to  station  and  maintain  a  flagman  at  the  intersection  of  said 
company's  tracks  with  Kentucky  avenue  and  Missouri  street  in  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, Indiana. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  That  the  Indianapolis,  Decatur  &  Springfield  Railway  Company  be  and  it 
is  hereby  required  to  station  and  maintain  a  flagman  at  the  intersection  of  its  tracks 
with  Kentucky  avenue  and  Missouri  street  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana, 
the  same  to  be  done  within  ten  days  from  the  date  of  the  passage  of  this  ordinance. 
Said  flagman  shall  be  a  man  over  the  age  of  twenty-one  years,  and  his  duty  shall 
be  to  warn  all  persons  on  foot  or  in  vehicles  of  the  approach  of  all  trains  on  the 
tracks  of  said  railway  company  at  said  crossings,  between  the  hours  of  seven  o'clock 
a.  m.  and  six  o'clock  p.  m.  of  each  and  every  day,  except  Sundays.  Said  company 
is  required  to  provide  said  flagman  with  a  red  flag  for  use  in  daylight  and  a  red 
lantern  for  use  at  night.  Every  day  said  railway  company  shall  fail  or  refuse  to 
comply  with  all  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance  it  shall  be  liable  to  a  fine  not  ex- 
ceeding five  dollars,  on  complaint  of  any  citizen  before  the  police  judge  of  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  and  each  day's  failure  on  the  part  of  said  railway  com- 
pany to  comply  with  all  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance  shall  be  a  separate  offense. 

Sec.  2.  This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  pass- 
age and  publication  for  one  day  each  week  for  two  consecutive  weeks  in  the  Indian- 
apolis Sentinel,  a  daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation  printed  and  published  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Marion  County,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Railroads. 


MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

Mr.  Ryan  offered  the  following  resolution  : 

^Whereas,  We  have  learned  with  much  regret  that  the  Hon.  Leon  O.  Bailey  has 
retired  from  the  office  of  City  Attorney  and  declined  to  permit  the  consideration  of 
his  name  in  further  connection  with  said  office  of  City  Attorney ;  therefore,  be  it 


246  JOURNAL   OF   COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Special  Meeting 

Resolved,  By  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  that  we  wish  to 
place  on  record  an  expression  of  our  high  esteem  of  Mr.  Bailey  as  a  gentleman 
learned  in  the  law,  and  an  officer  of  tireless  energy  and  profound  ability.  With  his 
discontinuance  in  the  public  service  the  City  of  Indianapolis  loses  a  safe  and  strong 
adviser — one  whose  leadership  through  a  most  trying  period  of  her  existence  has 
brought  her  safely  through  many  narrow  and  dangerous  places.  Some  of  his  prede- 
cessors have  been  distinguished  in  their  profession,  but  no  one  of  them  leaves  a 
prouder  or  more  brilliant  record. 

Resolved,  That  the  City  Clerk  be  and  is  hereby  directed  to  spread  this  expression 
in  full  upon  the  records  of  this  Council,  and  to  send  a  copy  thereof  to  ex-City  At- 
torney Bailey. 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes,  12 — viz:     Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Froschauer,  Halloran,  Laut, 
Linn,  Puryear,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 
Nays — None. 

President  Murphy  appointed  the  following  named  members  as 
the  special  committee  to  procure  legislation  for  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis :     Messrs.  White,  Froschauer,  Colter,  Linn  and  Young. 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Laut  the  following  entitled  ordi- 
nance was  taken  up ;  read  second  time ;  ordered  engrossed  and  then 
read  the  third  time  : 

G.  O.  No.  41,  1892.  An  ordinance  to  further  promote  and  secure  the  public 
health  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  conferring  upon  the  Department  of  Public 
Health  and  Charities  the  authority  to  condemn  water,  and  the  authority  to  compel 
persons  and  corporations  to  empty  and  clean  receptacles  and  lots  at  stated  intervals. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  12 — viz:     Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Froschauer,  Halloran,  Laut, 
Linn,  Puryear,  Kyan,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 
Nays — None. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Cooper,  the  Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock 
p.  m.,  adjourned. 


/  .S"    President. 

Attest  :  "   / 


City  Clerk. 


January  16,  1893.]  CITY  OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  247 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  ") 

City  of  Indianapolis,  [■ 

January  16,  1893.    ) 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  January  16th,  at  8  o'clock,  in 
regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  chair,  and  16  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Colter, Cooper 
Froschauer,  Gasper,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  Puryear,Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  Young. 

Absent,  5 — viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Costello,  Gauss,  McGill  and  Mc- 
Guffin. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  special  meeting 
held  Tuesday,  January  3,  1893,  having  been  printed  and  placed 
upon  the  desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as 
published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Colter  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 

COMMUNICATIONS,    ETC.,    FROM    MAYOR. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 

Executive  Department,  ^ 

City  of  Indianapolis,  J- 

December  31,  1892.  J 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — I  have  approved  General  Ordinance  No.  52,  passed  at  your  session 
December  21,  1892.  Also  General  Ordinance  No.  41,  passed  at  your  session  January 
3,  1893.     Also  Kesolution  No.  5,  passed  January  3,  1893. 

Respectfully  submitted, 
*  Thos.  L.  Sullivan, 

Mayor. 
Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


248  JOURNAL   OF   COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Kegular  Meeting 

REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 

Communication  from  City  Comptroller  : 

Department  or  Finance.  ^ 

Office  of  City  Comptroller,  I 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  January  10,  1893.  J 

To  the  Honorable  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen — I  beg  to  call  your  attention  to  the  accompanying  letter  to  me  from 
the  Board  of  Public  Works,  and  respectfully  recommend  that  the  appropriation  asked 
for  be  made.  Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen,. 
City  Comptroller. 

Department  of  Public  Works. 
Office  of  the  Board, 

Indianapolis,  January  9,  1893. 

Mr.  W.  W.  Woollen,  City  Comptroller  : 

Dear  Sir — The  attached — "  An  ordinance  appropriating  four  hundred  dollars 
for  the  use  of  the  Department  of  Public  Works  in  the  purchase  of  a  certain  lot  in 
the  City  of  Indianapolis  from  Simeon"  Dearinger,"  is  respectfully  referred  to  you  for 
your  recommendation  to  the  Council  as  to  its  passage.  Will  you  kindly  do  this  and 
refer  the  proposed  ordinance  to  the  Mayor  for  his  action? 

Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 

A.  SCHERRER, 

M.  M.  Defrees, 

Board  of  Public  Works. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Finance. 


REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 


Department  of  Public  Works.  "j 

Office  of  the  Board,  I 

Indianapolis,  January  11,  1893.  J 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — We  send  to  you  herewith,  for  your  consideration,  and  action  there- 
on, "An  ordinance  prohibiting  any  person,  persons,  firm  or  corporation  from  cutting 
or  digging  into  any  street,  alley  or  sidewalk  paved  with  asphalt,  vulcanite,  brick, 
granite,  wooden  block  or  other  pavement,  without  first  having  obtained  permission 
from  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  so  to  do,  fixing  a  pen- 
alty for  the  violation  thereof,  repealing  conflicting  ordinances  and  providing  for  the 
publication  of  the  same."  Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 
A.  Scherrer, 
M.  M.  Defrees, 
Board  of  Public  Works. 


January  16,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  249 

Department  of  Public  Works.  1 

Office  of  the  Board,  y 

Indianapolis,  January  6,  1893.  J 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen — We  beg  to  submit  to  you,  for  your  consideration  and  action,  "An 
ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  the  Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago 
&  St.  Louis  Railway  Company  (Indianapolis  Division)  the  right  to  lay  and  main- 
tain a  switch  or  side-track  across  North  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana." 

Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  CONDUITT, 

A.  Scherrer, 
M.  M.  Defrees, 
Board  of  Public  Works. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 


The  Firemen  Pension  Board  made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  January  16,  1893. 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  : 

Gentlemen — In  compliance  with  the  law  we  herewith  submit  a  report  showing 
the  condition  of  the  Firemen's  Pension  Fund  January  1,  1893 : 

bonds  purchased  to  date. 

Six  Marion  County  Jail  Bonds,  $1,000  each,  bearing  5  per  cent,  interest  .  $6,000  00 
Two  City  of  Indianapolis  Bonds,  $500  each,  bearing  4  per  cent,  interest  .    1,000  00 

Cash  in  treasury 323  77 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Edward  Hawkins,  President, 
William  Tobin,  Secretary, 

Firemen  s  Pension  Board. 

Which  was  received  and  spread  on  the  minutes. 

President  Murphy,  on  behalf  of  the  special  committee  which  was 
appointed  to  investigate  the  alleged  attempt  to  bribe  a  member  of 
the  Council,  made  the  following  report: 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  January  16,  1893. 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen — We,  your  committee  appointed  to  investigate  rumored  charges  of 
bribery  of  one  member  of  the  Common  Council  by  another  member  thereof,  beg 
leave  to  report  that  a  majority  of  the  committee  met  on  Thursday  evening,  Jan- 
uary 5,  1893,  for  the  purpose  of  making  such  investigation,  and  having  before  them 
the  two  members  that  rumor  connected  with  the*  transaction,  Mr.  Eassmann  was 


250  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

called  on  and  stated  to  the  committee  that  he  had  no  charges  to  make,  and  further 
that  he  had  made  none  against  any  member  of  the  Council.  Therefore,  your  com- 
mittee report  that  in  their  judgment  there  is  nothing  to  investigate  and  ask  to  be 
discharged.  Respectfully  submitted, 

M.  J.  Murphy. 

A.  A.  Young. 

W.  H.  Cooper. 

Chas.  P.  Froschauer. 

H.  F.  Halloran. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


APPROPRIATION    ORDINANCES. 

The  City  Comptroller,  through  Councilman  Rassmann,  intro- 
duced the  following  Appropriation  Ordinance: 

App.  Ordinance  No.  1,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  $400  for  the  use  of 
the  Department  of  Public  Works,  in  the  purchase  of  a  certain  lot  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis  from  Simeon  Dearinger. 

Read  a  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Finance. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances 
were  introduced : 

By  Mr.  Ryan  : 

G.  O.  2,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract,  granting  the  Cleve- 
land, Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Railway  Company  (Indianapolis  division) 
the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  across  North  street,  in  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Whereas,  heretofore,  to-wit :  January  6,  1893,"  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of 
the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  for  and  in  behalf  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
made  and  entered  a  certain  contract  with  the  Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St. 
Louis  Railway  Company  (Indianapolis  division),  which  contract  is  as  follows: 

Whereas,  heretofore,  to-wit:  On  the  4th  day  of  November,  1892,  the  Cleve- 
land, Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Railway  Company  (Indianapolis  division),  by 
its  legal  representative,  tiled  their  petition  before  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the 
City  of  Indianapolis,  as  follows  : 


Indianapolis,  Ind.,  November  4,  1892. 

To  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen — The  undersigned,  the  Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis 
Railway  Company  (Indianapolis  division),  respectfully  petition  you  for  the  making 
of  a  contract  by  and  between  the  undersigned  and  the  City  of  Indianapolis  provid- 
ing for  a  right  of  way  for  a  switch  or  side-track  across  North  street,  in  the  City  of 


January  16,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  251 

Indianapolis,  parallel  to  and  thirty  (30)  feet  west  of  the  center  of  the  west  main 
track  of  the  Lake  Erie  &  Western  Railroad,  which  track  is  the  second  track  located 
west  of  the  main  track  of  the  C,  C,  C.  &  St.  L.  R'y,  crossing  North  street  at  the  above 
point.  Said  proposed  track  beginning  110  feet,  more  or  less,  north  of  the  north  line 
of  North  street  and  extending  thence  south  to  a  point  160  feet  south  of  the  south 
line  of  said  North  street — all  as  shown  by"'the  drawings  herewith  submitted,  at- 
tached hereto,  filed  herewith,  and  for  greater  certainty  marked  "  Exhibit  A." 

Your  petitioner  prays  that  the  privilege  and  authority  herein  requested  shall  be 
granted  upon  such  terms  and  conditions  as  may  hereafter  be  agreed  upon  by  con- 
tract. Yours  respectfully, 

The  C,  C,  C.  &  St.  L.  R'y  Co. 
By  J.  Ramsey,  Jr.,  General  Manager. 

Now  therefore,  this  agreement  made  and  entered  into  this  January  6,  1893,  by 
and  between  the  Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Railway  Company  (In- 
dianapolis division),  by  and  through  its  legal  representative,  party  of  the  first  part, 
and  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  by  its  Board  of  Public  Works,  party  of  the 
second  part : 

Witnesseth  :  That  said  party  of  the  first  part  being  desirous  of  securing  a  right- 
of-way  for  a  switch  or  side-track  over  and  across  North  street,  in  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, hereby  covenants  and  agrees  and  fully  binds  itself,  its  legal  representatives, 
successors  and  assigns  that,  in  consideration  of  the  granting  of  the  privileges  and 
authority  herein  given,  it  will  lay,  construct  and  maintain  said  switch  or  side-track 
upon  the  terms  and  conditions  hereinafter  set  forth,  viz  : 

1.  It  shall  be  so  laid,  improved  and  keat  in  repair  as  to  be  safe  for  persons  on 
foot,  in  vehicles,  or  otherwise,  and  shall  at  all  times  be  subject  to  the  orders  and  con- 
trol of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

2.  Said  track  or  switch  shall  be  laid  on  such  grade  as  shall  be  established  by  said 
Board  and  shall  be  put  down  under  its  supervision  and  to  its  satisfaction  and  ap- 
proval. Said  side-track  or  switch  shall  be  raised  or  lowered  to  conform  to  any  grade 
which  may  from  time  to  time,  be  hereafter  established  whenever  so  ordered  in  writing 
by  said  Board. 

3.  The  crossing  where  said  side-track  or  switch  intersects  North  street  shall,  at 
all  times,  be  kept  improved  and  in  repair  and  free  from  defects  or  obstructions  of 
any  kind.  No  car  or  cars  shall  be  permitted  to  obstruct  such  crossing  or  to  be  thereon 
except  for  such  time  as  may  be  absolutely  necessary  in  moving  them  back  and  forth, 
but  they  shall,  at  no  time,  be  stopped  or  detained  thereon  in  such  a  manner  as  to 
obstruct  public  travel. 

4.  Said  party  of  the  first  part  agrees,  at  the  pleasure  and  written  order  of  said 
Board,  to  take  up  and  remove  said  side-track  or  switch,  and  upon  its  failure  so  to  do, 
upon  such  notification,  in  writing,  of  ten  days,  to  promptly  pay  the  cost  of  having 
the  same  done.  And  said  party  of  the  first  part  hereby  releases  all  claim  for  damages 
whatsoever  that  may  arise  by  reason  of  such  removal  and  said  Board,  or  said  city,  in 
removing  said  side-track  or  switch,  or  in  causing  the  same  to  be  done  shall,  in  no 
wise,  be  or  become  a  trespasser. 

5.  In  case  the  said  side-track  or  switch  shall  be  or  become  out  of  repair,  or  in 
need  of  being  reconstructed,  or  becomes  in  any  way  defective  (of  which  facts  the  said 
Board  shall  be  the  exclusive  judge),  it  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  said  party  of  the  first 
part  to  promptly  repair  or  improve  the  same,  and  failing  in  which— after  a  notifica- 
tion, in  writing,  of  ten  days — said  Board  shall  do  or  cause  the  same  to  be  done  at  the 
expense  of  said  party  of  the  first  part,  and  for  which  expense  and  cost  said  party  of 
the  first  part  shall  be  liable. 

6.  The  said  party  of  the  first  part  hereby  binds  itself  to  hold  the  said  party  of 
the  second  part  and  said  city  harmless  from  any  and  all  claims  for  damages  growing 
out  of  the  existence,  maintenance  or  use  of  said  side-track  or  switch,  and  to  pay  any 
judgment,  with  costs,  that  may  be,  on  that  account,  rendered  against  said  city. 

7.  It  is  hereby  made  a  further  condition  of  this  contract  that  in  consideration  of 
the  granting,  to  the  party  of  the  first  part,  the  privilege  of  laying  the  side-track 
heretofore  described,  the  party  of  the  first  part  agrees  to  take  up  and  remove  from 
across  North  street,  the  track  shown  on  the  plat,  herewith  attached,  marked  '"B;" 


252  JOURNAL   OF   COMMON   COUNCIL.  [Kegular  Meeting 

"  B"  being  the  second  track  east  of  the  first  alley  east  of  Pine  street.  The  party  of 
the  first  part  shall  place  in  good  condition,  to  the  satisfaction  of  the  second  party,  all 
that  portion  of  North  street  now  occupied  by  the  track  to  be  removed. 

8.  Any  violation  of  any  provision  of  this  instrument  by  said  party  of  the  first 
part,  or  by  any  one  for  it  or  at  its  instance  or  permission,  shall  operate  as  an  imme- 
diate and  absolute  forfeiture  of  all  the  privileges  and  authority  granted  or  given  by 
this  contract :  Provided,  however,  The  same  may  be  terminated,  without  cause,  at  the 
pleasure  of  said  Board,  as  hereinbefore  set  forth  in  clause  four. 

The  said  party  of  the  second  part,  by  virtue  of  an  act  of  the  General  Assembly 
of  the  State  of  Indiana,  entitled  "  An  act  concerning  the  incorporation  and  govern- 
ment of  cities  having  more  than  one  hundred  thousand  population  according  to  the 
last  preceding  United  States  census,  and  matters  connected  therewith  and  declaring 
an  emergency,"  approved  March  6,  1891,  and  in  consideration  of  the  things  herein- 
before set  forth,  and  upon  the  terms  and  conditions  of  the  things  herein  stipulated, 
hereby  gives,  grants  and  duly  vests  said  party  of  the  first  part,  the  right,  privilege 
and  authority  to  lay  and  maintain  a  single  switch  or  side-track  over  and  across 
North  street,  as  and  for  the  purpose  prayed  in  its  petition,  which  is  set  forth  in  the 
preamble  hereto,  and  as  shown  by  the  drawings  attached  and  made  part  thereof 
and  marked  "Exhibit  A." 

In  Avitness  whereof  we  have  hereunto  set  our  hands  this  January  6,  1893. 

The  Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  K'y  Co., 

By  Joseph  Ramsey,  Jr.,  General  Manager,  party  of  the  first  part. 

The  City  of  Indianapolis, 

By  A.  W.  Conduitt,  A.  Scherrer,  M.  M.  Defrees, 

Board  of  Public  Works,  party  of  the  second  part. 
Witness:  A.  W.  Woods. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Railroads. 

By  Mr.  Ryan  : 

G.  O.  No.  3,  1893.  An  ordinance  prohibiting  any  person,  persons,  firm  or  corpo- 
ration from  cutting  or  digging  into  any  street,  alley  or  sidewalk  paved  with  as- 
phalt, vulcanite,  brick,  granite,  wooden  block  or  other  pavement,  without  first 
having  obtained  permission  from  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis so  to  do,  fixing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof,  repealing  conflicting  or- 
dinances and  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same. 

Section  L.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana:  That  it  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person,  persons,  firm  or  corporation  to 
cut  or  dig  into  any  street,  alley  or  sidewalk  of  said  city  that  has  been  permanently 
improved  with  asphalt,  vulcanite,  brick,  granite,  wooden  block  or  other  pavement, 
for  any  purpose  whatever,  without  first  having  obtained  from  the  Board  of  Public 
Works  of  said  city  a  written  permit  so  to  do. 

Sec.  2.  Any  person  violating  any  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance  shall  be 
fined  in  any  sum  not  exceeding  one  hundred  dollars,  and  shall  put  said  street,  alley 
or  sidewalk  in  good  condition,  to  the  satisfaction  of  said  Board  of  Public  Works. 

Sec.  3.  All  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  herewith  are  hereby  re- 
pealed. 

Sec.  4.  This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  passage 
and  publication  once  each  week  for  two  consecutive  weeks  in  the  Indianapolis  Sen- 
tinel, a  daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation,  printed  and  published  in  said  City 
of  Indianapolis. 

Read  a  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets 
and  Alleys. 


January  16,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND. 


253 


On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann,  the  Common  Council,  at  9:15  o'clock 
p.  m.,  adjourned. 


Attest  : 


President. 


City  Clerk. 


February  6,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  255 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  1 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

February  6,  1893.    j 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  February  6th,  at  8  o'clock,  in 
regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  'of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  chair,  and  16  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter, 
Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Linn,  McGill  Pur- 
year,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and  Young. 

Absent,  5 — viz:  Messrs.  Cooper,  Laut,  McGuffin,  Sherer  and 
White. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  meeting 
held  Monday,  January  16,  1893,  having  been  printed  and  placed 
upon  the  desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as 
published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Colter  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


COMMUNICATIONS,    ETC.,    FROM    MAYOR. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 

Mr.  President  and  Gentlemen — Our  city  charter  requires  that  I  annually 
communicate  to  your  honorable  body  a  statement  of  the  finances  and  general  condi- 
tion of  the  city's  affairs. 

Inasmuch  as  we  are  now  making  precedent,  I  have  thought  it  best  to  request  each 
department  to  make  to  me  a  full  and  detailed  statement  of  the  work  done  by  them 
during  the  last  calendar  year,  and  send  that  to  you  also,  so  that  you,  and  through 
you  the  citizens  of  Indianapolis,  could  know  absolutely  and  accurately  what  work 
has  been  done  in  the  city  and  how  each  dollar  of  the  taxes  paid  by  them  has  been 


256  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

expended.  This  history  of  the  year's  work  is  fall  of  interest,  and  I  take  pride  in 
submitting  it  to  you,  and  to  the  citizens  of  Indianapolis,  because  it  shows  a  realiza- 
tion of  responsibility  and  an  earnest  desire  on  the  part  of  each  department  to  dis- 
charge faithfully  the  duties  with  which  it  has  been  entrusted. 

DEPARTMENT   OF    FINANCE. 

The  success  of  any  administration  must  depend  most  largely  upon  the  manage- 
ment of  its  finances,  and  I  commend  to  you  the  report  of  the  Comptroller,  showing 
as  it  does,  with  absolute  detail,  from  what  source  each  dollar  we  have  had  was  re- 
ceived and  for  what  purpose  it  was  expended,  and  it  gives  me  great  pleasure  to  be 
able  to  say  that  although  we  have  a  tax  rate  lower  than  that  of  any  like  city  in  the 
United  States,  yet,  by  constantly  keeping  in  view  the  amount  of  money  we  would 
receive,  we  close  the  year  1892  without  owing  a  dollar  of  a  temporary  loan,  except 
that  of  which  I  spoke  to  you  a  year  ago,  which  was  money  borrowed  to  rehabilitate 
a  collapsed  tire  department,  inherited  by  us  from  our  predecessors,  and  add  thereto 
7,000  feet  of  hose,  three  steam  fire  engines,  one  chemical  engine,  eighteen  horses,  two 
hose  wagons,  one  wagon  for  chief,  and  other  improvements.  Inasmuch  as  the  greater 
part  of  the  city's  revenue  comes  from  taxes  which  are  paid  in  two  annual  install- 
ments it  is  necessary  to  borrow  money  temporarily  in  anticipation  of  these  payments, 
but  the  money  so  borrowed  has  been  paid  out  of  these  taxes  when  received,  and  the 
city  has  met  every  obligation  incurred  by  us  out, of  its  current  revenue.  The  credit 
of  the  city  never  stood  as  high  as  at  the  present  time.  The  last  money  borrowed  by 
us  in  1892  was  $60,000 — borrowed  on  October  1st  and  paid  with  taxes  received  in 
November  following.  From  this  loan  the  city  paid  3.75  per  cent,  interest  per  annum. 
During  the  year  1893  many  matters  of  great  importance  to  the  city's  finances  will  be 
submitted  to  you  for  consideration.  On  April  1st  next  $21,000  of  the  permanent  bonded 
debt  of  the  city  comes  due.  We%  have  been  paying  8  per  cent,  interest  per  annum 
for  this  money  for  twenty  years.  We  will  pay  this  off  at  maturity.  On  the  first  day 
of  July  next  $600,000  of  our  permanent  bonded  debt  matures.  On  this  money  we 
have  been  paying  7.3  per  cent,  interest  for  twenty  years.  A  proposition  and  con- 
tract to  refund  this  and  the  remaining  7.3  per  cent,  interest-bearing  bonds  with  bonds 
bearing  4  per  cent,  interest  per  annum  was  submitted  to  you  some  time  ago  by  the 
Comptroller.  It  did  not,  however,  meet  with  your  approval.  Of  course  the  city 
will  not  have  the  money  to  pay  these  bonds  next  July,  and  it  will  be  necessary  to 
issue  other  bonds  to  raise  money  to  meet  this  obligation  as  it  matures,  but  it  will  be 
a  matter  of  surprise  as  well  as  regret  if  we  are  not  able  to  sell  a  long  time  4  per  cent, 
bond  at  a  premium  and  pay  off  bonds  bearing  7.3  per  cent.  An  ordinance  upon 
that  subject  will  be  submitted  for  your  consideration  in  a  short  time. 

DEPARTMENT   OF   PUBLIC    WORKS. 

In  no  other  year  has  the  City  of  Indianapolis  made  as  great  advance  in  perma- 
nent public  improvements  as  in  the  year  just  closed.  Details  of  that  work  is  set  out 
in  the  report  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works.  These  gentlemen  have  devoted  them- 
selves earnestly  and  conscientiously  to  the  great  duties  that  belong  to  their  office,  and 
the  result  of  their  labor  is  manifest  on  every  hand.  They  are  laying  a  foundation 
suitable  for  the  Indianapolis  of  the  future. 

In  the  early  spring  the  city  will  be  lighted  by  electric  light  instead  of  gas.  A 
contract  has  been  made  with  the  Water  Company  more  advantageous  in  many  re- 
spects than  any  ever  had,  the  amonnt  of  mains  the  company  may  be  required  to  lay 
being  increased  from  6,500  to  20,000  feet  per  annum,  water  for  fountains  in  parks 
free  of  cost,  and,  what  is  of  more  importance,  the  company  agrees  to  furnish  pure 
water  for  the  use  of  citizens,  and  the  city  itself  has  the  power  to  determine  whether 
the  water  furnished  is  pure  or  not.  Both  the  contract  for  light  and  water  is  set  out 
in  full  in  the  report  submitted  to  you,  in  order  that  all  citizens  may  know  precisely 
their  terms. 


February  6,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  257 

I  trust  the  overflow  of  Pogue's  Kun  in  the  eastern  part  of  the  city  is  a  thing  of 
the  past.  For  years  the  citizens  of  that  locality  have  suffered  from  overflow  that 
flooded  their  cellars  and  damaged  their  property.  During  last  year  a  systematic 
improvement  of  Pogue's  Kun  was  undertaken,  and  it  is  believed  that  in  the  future 
that  section  of  the  city  will  be  relieved  from  that  danger. 

I  suppose  no  one  thing  has  been  more  highly  appreciated  by  all  citizens  than  the 
systematic  sprinkling  of  the  streets  of  the  city.  The  cost  has  been  small — less  than 
the  payment  by  private  subscription,  as  was  formerly  done.  Not  only  has  this  sys- 
tematic sprinkling  increased  the  pleasure  and  comfort  of  living,  and  preserved  per- 
sonal property  from  damage,  but,  according  to  statements  made  to  me  by  those  well 
informed,  it  has  had  a  marked  effect  in  decreasing  the  death  rate  of  the  city.  Dur- 
ing the  year  1891,  estimating  our  population  at  120,000,  the  death  rate  here  was  16.23 
per  1,000  inhabitants,  which  was  lower  than  the  minimum  death  rate  in  cities  of  the 
United  States.  During  the  year  1892,  however,  the  death  rate,  estimating  our  popu- 
lation at  125,000,  was  only  15.88  per  1,000  inhabitants,  and  this  decrease  is  attributed 
to  the  general  sprinkling  inaugurated  during  the  year. 

The  sweeping  of  our  improved  streets  so  as  to  keep  them  clean  is  a  matter  of 
great  difficulty.  In  most  instances  they  are  crossed  every  400  feet  or  less  by  what  is 
substantially  a  dirt  road,  and  in  many  cases  they  have  actually  a  dirt  road  in  the 
center  of  them  occupied  by  the  street  car  track,  and  from  these  sources  a  constant 
supply  of  dirt  is  furnished  after  the  street  *is  swept  at  night.  As  our  permanently 
improved  streets  increase  this  difficulty  will  lessen,  and  it  is  hoped  that  before  long 
we  may  be  relieved  from  the  obstacle  presented  by  the  unimproved  street  car  track. 
In  the  meantime  it  is  proposed,  in  addition  to  sweeping  as  now  done,  to  clean  by 
hand  in  the  central  part  of  the  city,  but  as  the  cost  of  such  cleaning  would  fall 
directly  on  the  city  there  has  been  hesitation  in  adopting  that  method.  It  may  not 
be  known  to  all  of  you  that  where  a  street  has  not  been  properly  swept  or  sprinkled 
~by  a  contractor,  and  that  fact  reported,  the  contractor  has  received  no  pay  for  that 
street. 

No  more  important  work  is  now  being  done  by  the  Board  of  Public  Works  than 
the  building  of  sewers.  Kealizing  that  they  were  not  building  for  to-day,  but  for  the 
future  as  well,  they  availed  themselves  of  the  best  informed  experience  obtainable. 
The  information  they  received  is  submitted  to  you  in  the  report  of  Mr.  Rudolph 
Hering,  a  civil  and  sanitary  engineer  of  the  highest  authority.  This  work  is  one  of 
years,  but  when  it  is  finished  Indianapolis  will  have  a  sewerage  system  perfect  in  its 
every  detail.  It  would  be  well  for  every  citizen  of  Indianapolis  to  read  this  report 
of  Mr.  Hering,  and  thereby  appreciate  both  the  magnitude  and  necessity  of  the  work 
that  is  before  them. 

The  Board  is  now  considering  the  best  method  of  disposing  of  garbage  and  night 
soil  by  burning  instead  of  burying  as  now  practiced,  and  in  the  near  future  they  will 
submit  to  you  the  result  of  their  investigation. 

During  the  year  just  past  it  was  determined  that  the  time  had  come  when  a  be- 
ginning should  be  made  toward  giving  to  Indianapolis  parks  worthy  of  the  name. 
To  do  this  it  was  necessary  that  a  gentleman,  educated  as  a  landscape  gardener  as 
well  as  a  skilled  florist,  be  put  in  charge  of  one  of  our  parks,  with  some  supervision, 
under  the  direction  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works,  over  others.  The  organization  of 
florists  of  this  city  was  requested  to  designate  certain  gentlemen  who  would  be  com- 
petent ,  from  education  and  experience  to  carry  on  this  greatly  needed  work.  From 
those  named  by  the  florists  the  Board  selected  Mr.  Herman  Young  and  put  him  in 
•charge  of  Garfield  Park,  a  beautiful  piece  of  ground,  containing  eighty-nine  acres, 
and  it  is  the  intention  of  the  Board  to  expend  the  appropriation  made  for  that  park 
under  the  skillful  supervision  of  that  gentleman.  If  this  policy  is  pursued  for  a  few 
years  Garfield  Park  will  become  one  of  the  most  beautiful  spots  about  the  city,  afford- 
ing health  and  pleasure  to  those  of  our  citizens  who  of  necessity  remain  at  home 
during  the  heat  of  summer. 

Of  permanently  improved  streets  with  asphalt  or  brick  there  was  made,  during 
1892,  7.89  miles,  an  increase  over  1891  of  1.80  miles.  Of  gravel  and  macadam  streets 
there  was  made  last  year  8.03  miles,  an  increase  over  1891  of  nearly  three  (3)  miles. 


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The  names  of  streets  have  been  put  on  all  street  crossings,  and  the  houses  on. 
thirty-two  (32)  streets  have  been  re-numbered. 

The  report  of  the  City  Engineer,  made  to  the  Board  of  Public  Works  and  here- 
with submitted  to  you,  is  interesting  and  instructive  in  the  highest  degree,  being 
condensed  into  thirty-five  (35)  tables,  showing  in  detail  the  cost  and  character  of  all 
public  improvements  made  during  the  year  1892.  A  study  of  these  tables  will  give 
you  some  idea  of  the  vast  amount  of  work  accomplished  in  the  office  of  the  City  En- 
gineer during  the  year  just  closed,  and  of  the  faithful  and  conscientious  manner  in 
which  the  City  Engineer  and  his  corps  of  assistants  have  performed  the  multitude  of 
duties  that  have  devolved  upon  them. 

The  full  and  detailed  report  of  Mr.  Harrold,  street  commissioner,  gives  some  idea 
of  the  amount  of  labor  necessary  to  keep  in  repair  two  hundred  arid  sixty-five  (265) 
miles  of  unimproved  streets.  Under  the  direction  of  that  gentleman,  877  squares 
were  cleaned  and  25,320  loads  of  dirt  hauled  therefrom,  and  7,711  loads  of  gravel 
and  broken  stone  put  into  holes  and  ruts.  When  you  remember  the  great  extent  of 
these  streets,  and  the  fact  that  there  is  no  sewerage  under  them,  and  our  desire  to  put 
as  much  of  our  money  as  possible  in  more  permanent  improvements,  you  will  con- 
clude, I  think,  that  their  condition  has  been  as  good  as  the  circumstances  would 
permit. 

DEPARTMENT   OF   HEALTH   AND   CHARITIES. 

During  the  past  year  the  Department  of  Health  and  Charities  has  been  unremit- 
ting in  its  efforts  to  bring  this  city  to  a  proper  sanitary  condition.  You  have  assisted 
them  in  passing  such  ordinances  as  they  asked  for,  and  their  hands  have  been  upheld 
by  all  good  citizens.  During  the  year  1893  there  will  be  no  relaxation  on  the  part 
of  the  gentlemen  in  charge  of  the  department  in  the  work  they  have  undertaken  J 
and  in  that  work  they  will  have  the  hearty  support  of  the  executive  department  in 
all  its  branches.  If  epidemic  should  unfortunately  reach  this  city  it  will  find  no 
lodgment  here  if  the  city  has  power  to  prevent,  and  in  this  work  I  earnestly  ask  and 
welcome  the  assistance  of  all  citizens.  Their  active  co-operation  can  alone  make  the 
work  successful.  Without  their  help  it  must  of  necessity  be  more  or  less  incomplete. 
The  danger  to  health  is  not  from  streets  and  alleys  so  much  as  from  cellars,  back 
yards  and  vaults. 

The  work  done  by  the  gentlemen  in  charge  of  the  health  of  the  city  is  fully  set 
out  in  their  report,  accompanied  by  the  report  of  Dr.  Edenharter,  Superintendent  of 
the  City  Hospital,  and  Dr.  Metcalf,  Superintendent  of  the  City  Dispensary,  made  to 
them  and  herewith  submitted  to  you. 

During  the  year  the  department  made  10,560  inspections;  5,834  yards,  alleys, 
vaults  and  cisterns  ordered  cleaned  and  disinfected ;  767  houses  disinfected  after 
having  had  a  case  of  contagious  disease.  Daily  inspection  was  made  of  stock  offered 
for  sale  as  food;  all  slaughter  houses  visited  daily  and  markets  on  all  market  daysr 
and  during  the  year  106,775  pounds  of  meat  condemned  as  unfit  for  food. 

In  every  case  where  a  citizen  has  not  complied  with  the  directions  of  the  Board 
a  warrant  has  been  asked  and  the  law  invoked  to  carry  out  the  requirements  of  the 
Board. 

CITY   DISPENSARY. 

During  the  year  there  was  treated  through  the  City  Dispensary  7,313  patients, 
details  of  which,  with  the  expense  of  that  charity,  are  fully  set  out  in  the  accom- 
panying report  from  Dr.  Metcalf,  the  physician  in  charge. 

CITY   HOSPITAL. 

The  report  of  Dr.  Edenharter,  Superintendent  of  the  City  Hospital,  is  complete 
in  its  every  detail,  showing  the  number  of  patients  admitted  to  the  hospital,  cause  for 
which  treated,  with  result  of  treatment,  the  source  from  which  all  moneys  was  de- 
rived and  to  whom  and  for  what  paid  out.     It  would  be  profitable  if  each  member  of 


February  6,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  259 

the  Council  and  any  citizen  interested  in  such  work  would  visit  our  City  Hospital. 
You  get  but  a  faint  idea  of  it  by  reading  the  report  of  the  superintendent,  complete 
as  it  is.  Such  a  visit  would  increase  your  respect  for  that  charity  and  for  the  gen- 
tlemen whose  ability  maintain  its  high  standard. 

DEPARTMENT   OF   PUBLIC   SAFETY.. 

The  citizens  of  Indianapolis  appreciate  their  police  and  fire  force,  and  with  con- 
fidence, born  of  proof,  rely  on  them  for  protection.  Each  of  these  bodies  is  small, 
much  too  small,  and  of  necessity  they  must  make  up  in  discipline,  intelligence  and 
zeal  for  their  lack  of  numbers.  The  report  of  the  chairman  of  the  Board,  together 
with  the  report  of  the  Superintendent  of  the  Police  and  Fire  Force,  Clerk  of  the 
Board,  Building  Inspector,  Market  Master,  Superintendent  of  Telegraph,  Surgeon 
of  the  Department,  Secretary  of  the  Firemen's  Fund,  Police  Matron  and  Veterinary 
Surgeon  are  herewith  submitted  to  you.  From  these  reports  an  exhaustive  detail 
history  of  the  work  done  in  this  department  for  the  year  1892  is  presented  to  you. 

FIRE    DEPARTMENT. 

Our  fire  department  has  lately  been  greatly  strengthened  and  improved  and  is 
to-day  of  greater  efficiency  than  ever  before.  It  consists  of  seven  engines,  all  in  good 
condition,  eleven  hose  wagons,  three  large  and  twenty-seven  small  chemicals,  three 
trucks,  eleven  hose  wagons,  carrying  seven  hundred  feet  of  hose  each,  with  another 
now  being  built,  and  sixty-six  horses ;  and  this  machinery,  protecting  from  fire  a  city 
covering  9,630  square  acres,  is  operated  by  one  hundred  and  thirty  (130)  men.  The 
report  of  the  chief,  Mr.  Webster,  goes  carefully  into  each  detail  of  this  department. 
During  the  year  1892  the  department  responded  to  435  alarms,  traveled  4,731^  miles 
and  laid  211,300  feet  of  hose.  During  the  year  the  loss  by  fire  was  a  fraction  over 
16  per  cent,  of  the  insurance.  In  1891  the  Firemen's  Pension  Fund  was  organized 
in  this  city  under  the  laws  of  Indiana.  Its  object  is  to  care  for  the  widows  and  chil- 
dren of  those  who  die  in  service.  The  money  of  this  fund  is  derived  from  contribu- 
tions by  appreciative  citizens,  a  certain  per  cent,  of  the  salary  of  the  firemen,  the 
receipts  of  their  annual  ball  and  a  small  per  cent,  on  net  earning  paid  by  the  insur- 
ance companies  as  required  by  law.  A  suit  is  now  pending,  brought  by  an  insurance 
company,  to  test  the  constitutionality  of  the  law.  Inasmuch  as  in  many  cities  the 
insurance  companies  assist  the  fire  department  by  keeping  up  at  their  own  expense  a 
salvage  corps,  it  is  to  be  hoped  that  here,  where  they  do  nothing  in  that  direction,  our 
law  will  permit  the  collection  of  this  small  fee  for  the  benefit  of  the  widows  and 
children  of  dead  firemen. 

The  loss  by  fire  in  1892  was  much  less  than  in  1891,  and  it  is  also  true  that  the 
loss  by  fire  in  1892  was  far  below  the  average  of  the  loss  during  the  last  five  years, 
and  yet  the  insurance  companies,  for  some  reason  best  known  to  themselves,  raise  the 
rate  of  insurance. 

A  detailed  statement  of  the  amount  of  the  fund,  how  invested,  and  from  what 
source  received,  is  sent  you,  as  reported  to  the  department  by  William  Tobin,  Secre- 
tary of  the  Board  of  Trustees. 

POLICE   FORCE. 

The  police  force  of  Indianapolis  is  composed  of  one  hundred  and  ten  (110)  drilled 
and  disciplined  men,  perfect  physically,  and  none  below  the  grade  of  a  common 
school  education.  The  rules  governing  them  are  printed — any  citizen  can  see  them — 
a  copy  is  given  to  each  officer;  he  is  required  to  study,  learn  and  pass  an  examina- 
tion on  them,  and,  what  is  more  important,  he  is  required  to  obey  them.  With  rare 
exceptions  he  does  so  cheerfully  and  loyally.  Should  he  fail  to  obey,  as  sometimes 
happens,  he  is  reported  at  once,  without  concealment  and  without  subterfuge,  and 
such  punishment  is  awarded  as  in  the  opinion  of  the  Commissioners  is  fitted  to  the 
offense.     Their  work  is  arduous  in  the  extreme.     Their  beats  extend  over  287  miles 


260  JOURNAL   OF   COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

of  streets,  divided  into  twenty-five  (25)  police  districts,  and  again  divided  into  six 
(6)  sergeants'  districts,  and  the  freedom  from  crime  enjoyed  by  this  city  speaks 
louder  than  words  in  compliment  of  their  efficient  service.  The  force  is  much  too 
small.  A  number  of  men  should  be  added  as  soon  as  our  finances  permit.  I 
indorse  most  heartily  the  recommendation  of  the  Superintendent  made  to  the  Com- 
missioners, and  of  those  gentlemen  to  me,  that  as  soon  as  the  resources  of  the  city 
will  permit  a  more  adequate  compensation  than  $2  a  day  should  be  given  them. 
The  report  of  Superintendent  Thomas  F.  Colbert  is  full,  accurate  and  exhaustive  of 
the  work  of  this  branch  of  the  department  during  the  year  1892.  It  gives  accurate 
information  of  the  age,  sex  and  color  of  those  arrested,  for  what  offense,  how  dis- 
posed of,  value  of  property  recovered,  with  all  the  facts  necessary  to  fully  inform 
you  as  to  the  work  done. 

CLERK  OF  THF  BOARD  OF  PUBLIC  SAFETY. 

The  report  of  the  clerk  of  the  Board  of  Public  Safety,  Mr.  John  L.  F.  Steeg, 
shows  from  what  source  each  dollar  was  received  and  for  what  expended,  and  Hon. 
Edward  Hawkins,  chairman  of  the  Board,  invites  you  or  any  citizen  interested  to 
examine  the  books  and  vouchers  on  file  in  that  office. 


POLICE    MATRON. 

The  report  of  Mrs.  Buchanan,  the  police  matron,  only  confirms  what  I  said  to 
you  a  year  ago — that  a  step  toward  a  better  civilization  was  taken  when  a  woman 
was  appointed  to  take  care  of  women  and  children  at  the  police  station.  I  have 
known  the  character  of  the  present  matron's  work,  both  when  I  acted  as  police 
judge  and  since,  and  I  gladly  testify  to  her  remarkable  fitness  for  the  delicate  duties 
of  her  office. 

DEPARTMENT   SURGEON. 

The  report  of  Dr.  Earp,  police  and  fire  surgeon,  gives  the  result  of  his  examina- 
tion of  applicants  for  either  force,  and  other  details  necessary  to  a  full  understand- 
ing of  his  labors  during  the  year. 

BUILDING  INSPECTOR. 

During  the  year  there  were  2,547  building  permits  issued,  the  sworn  valuation 
of  the  property  described  therein  being  $3,151,016.  The  report  of  M.  G.  Fitchey, 
building  inspector,  as  to  the  character  of  these  buildings,  with  the  number  of  build- 
ings and  other  structures  condemned  by  him,  will  furnish  you  with  gratifying  evi- 
dence of  the  remarkable  growth  of  our  city.  The  importance  of  the  office  of  build- 
ing inspector  is  increasing  continually.  The  architects  and  contractors  are  working 
in  harmony  with  him,  and  the  good  results  already  noticeable  will  increase  with  each 
year. 

MARKET   MASTER. 

John  P.  Shiltges,  market  master,  reports  to  his  department  that  the  receipts  from 
the  market  were  larger  during  1892  than  any  year  of  the  past,  and  his  recommenda- 
tions in  regard  to  Tomlinson  Hall  are  now  being  considered  by  the  department. 


Early  in  the  year  1892  the  great  viaduct  over  the  tracks  on  Virginia  avenue, 
built  under  the  direction  of  the  city,  costing  $176,142.04,  not  one  cent  of  which  was 
paid  by  the  city,  was  completed  and  opened  to  the  public.     Your  honorable  body, 


February  6,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  261 

entirely  at  your  own  suggestion  so  far  as  I  know,  did  me  the  great  honor  to  call  that 
structure  by  my  name,  and  I  take  this  occasion  to  thank  you  for  that  great  compli- 
ment and  to  assure  you  I  fully  appreciate  it. 

The  year  1892  was  the  most  prosperous  year  the  City  of  Indianapolis  ever  had* 
Within  all  her  borders  there  was  no  able-bodied  man,  willing  to  work,  who  was  idle 
Every  branch  of  business  flourished,  and  I  believe  that  part  of  our  municipal  life 
entrusted  to  the  city  officers  kept  pace  with  the  general  advance.  The  history  of 
that  advance  is  told  in  the  various  reports  I  have  the  honor  to  submit  to  you,  and  I 
hope  you  and  the  people  of  this  city  will  realize  that  amid  all  the  care  for  her  pres- 
ent needs  there  has  been  in  the  counsels  of  those  in  authority  in  all  departments  a 
thoughtfulness  for  the  city's  future  and  an  abiding  faith  in  the  Indianapolis  that  is 
to  be.  Respectfully  submitted, 

Thomas  L.  Sullivan, 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 


Communication  from  City  Comptroller  : 


Department  of  Finance. 

Office  of  City  Comptroller, 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  January  25,  1893. 

To  the  Honorable  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen— I  submit  herewith  a  letter  of  the  Board  of  Public  Health  and 
Charities  to  me,  asking  for  an  additional  appropriation  of  $667  to  pay  the  Flower 
Mission  for  trained  nurses  at  the  City  Hospital.  I  have  carefully  examined  this 
matter  and  believe  the  best  interests  of  the  city  will  be  promoted  by  increasing  the 
pay  of  the  trained  nurses  one  thousand  a  year,  in  order  that  their  services  may  be 
retained  at  the  City  Hospital.  There  are  eight  months,  including  January,  remain- 
ing in  the  present  fiscal  year,  so  the  amount  needed  is  $666.67.  I  therefore  respect- 
fully recommend  that  you  appropriate  that  amount,  in  addition  to  the  amount  ap- 
propriated at  the  commencement  of  the  present  fiscal  year,  to  the  Board  of  Public 
Health  and  Charities  for  the  purpose  aforesaid. 

Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 
City  Comptroller . 

Department  of  Public  Health  and  Charities.     ^ 

Office  of  Committee,  I 

Indianapolis,  January  23,  1893.  J 

William  Wesley  Woollen,  City  Comptroller : 

Dear  Sir — The  Board  of  Public  Health  and  Charities  request  that  the  sum  of 
six  hundred  and  sixty-seven  dollars  ($667)  be  appropriated  extra  for  the  mainte- 
nance of  the  City  Hospital  for  the  present  fiscal  year. 

This  amount  is  to  be  paid  to  the  "  Training  School  for  Nurses  "  in  addition  to 
the  sum  of  $200  per  month  now  paid  the  "School"  for  nursing  at  that  institution. 

George  J.  Cook,  Secretary. 
Frank  A.  Morrison. 
Allison  Maxwell. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Finance. 


262  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

Report  of  the  City  Comptroller  for  the  calendar  year  ending  De- 
cember 31,  1892,  was  received  and  referred  to  the  Board  of  Public 
Works,  with  the  request  that  the  same  be  printed. 


REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 


Board  of  Public  Works. 

Second  annual  report  Department  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  for  the  year  ending  December  31,  1892. 

Which  was  received  and  referred  back  to  said  Board  with  the  re- 
quest that  the  same  be  printed. 

Annual  report  of  the  City  Civil  Engineer  for  the  year  ending  De- 
cember 31,  1892. 

Which  was  received  and  referred  to  the  Board  of  Public  Works, 
with  the  request  that  the  same  be  printed. 


Board  of  Public  Safety. 

Second  annual  report  of  the  Department  of  Public  Safety,  for  the 
year  ending  December  31,  1892. 

Which  was  received  and  referred  to  the  Board  of  Public  Works, 
with  the  request  that  the  same  be  printed. 


Department  of  Public  Health. 

Report  of  the  Department  of  Public  Health  and  Charities,  for  the 
year  ending  December  31,  1892. 

Which  was  received  and  referred  to  the  Board  of  Public  Works, 
with  the  request  that  the  same  be  printed. 

Report  of  Indianapolis  City  Hospital,  for  the  year  ending  Decem- 
ber 31,  1892. 

Which  was  received  and  referred  to  the  Board  of  Public  Works 
with  the  request  that  the  same  be  printed. 


February  6,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  263 


REPORTS,  ETC.,  FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Rassman,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom 
was  referred 

App.  Ordinance  No.  1,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  $400  for  the  use  of 
the  Department  of  Public  Works,  in  the  purchase  of  a  certain  lot  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis  from  Simeon  Dearinger. 

Made  the  following  report : 

Mr.  President  : 

Your  Committee  on  Finance  to  whom  was  referred  Appropriation  Ordinance  No. 
1,  1893,  beg  leave  to  report  that  we  have  had  the  same  under  consideration,  and 
would  respectfully  recommend  it  be  passed. 

Emil  C.  Rassmann. 
J.  L.  Gasper. 
Jas.  H.  Costello. 
P.  J.  Kyan. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Gauss,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Railroads,  to  whom  was 
referred 

G.  O.  No.  1,  1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Indianapolis,  Decatur  &  Spring- 
field Railway  Company  to  station  and  maintain  a  flagman  at  the  intersection  of  said 
company's  tracks  with  Kentucky  avenue  and  Missouri  street  in  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, Indiana. 

Made  the  following  report. 

Mr.  President  : 

The  Railroad  Committee  recommend  the  passage  of  General  Ordinance  No.  1, 
1893,  placing  a  flagman  at  Kentucky  avenue  and  Missouri  street,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis.     Introduced  by  P.  J.  Ryan. 

C.  A.  Gauss. 
Geo.  R.  Colter. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Gauss,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Railroads,  to  whom  was 
referred 

G.  O.  2,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract,  granting  the  Cleve- 
land, Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Railway  Company  (Indianapolis  division)  the 
right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  across  North  street,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Made  the  following  report : 

February  6,  1893. 
Mr.  President  : 

The  Committee  on  Railroads  recommend  the  passage  of  G.  O.  No.  2,  1893,  in 
Council  January  16th.  C.  A.  Gauss. 

Geo.  R.  Colter. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


264  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

Mr.  Gauss,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Railroads,  to  whom 
was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  53,  1892.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract,  granting  S.  E. 
Greer  &  Co.  the  right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  to  be  constructed  off 
the  main  track  of  the  Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  R.  R.  (Chicago 
division),  across  Sixth  street,  at  Lafayette  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  State 
of  Indiana. 

Made  the  following  report : 

February  6,  1893. 
Mr.  President : 

Refer  G.  O.  53,  1892,  in  relation  to  a  switch  for  Messrs.  S.  R.  Greer  &  Co.,  back 
to  Board  of  Public  Works.  C.  A.  Gauss. 

Geo.  R.  Colter. 


Department  of  Public  Works.  1 

Office  of  the  Board,  > 

Indianapolis,  January  6,  1893.  J 

Mr.  Charles  Gauss,  Chairman  Railroad  Committee,  Common  Council  City  of  Indian- 
apolis : 
Dear  Sir — In  the  matter  of  contract  for  switch,  asked  for  by  S.  R.  Greer  &  Co. — 
which  contract  is  now  in  your  hands — will  you  kindly  recommend  to  the  Council 
that  the  same  do  not  pass. 

Messrs.  S.  R.  Greer  &  Co.  do  not  now  desire  to  make  use  of  said  proposed  switch, 
and  if  the  switch  is  to  be  built  the  contract  will  be  made  up  between  the  city  and  Mr. 
George  A.  Dickson,  the  present  owner  of  the  ground  on  which  the  switch  is  to  be  laid. 

Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  CONDUITT, 
A.   SCHERRER, 

M.  M.  Defrees, 

Board  of  Public  Works. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


Mr.  Costello,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys,  to  whom  was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  34,  1892.  An  ordinance  prohibiting  traction  engines  and  other  engines 
from  being  propelled  over  and  along  certain  streets  of  Indianapolis,  and  providing 
penalties  for  the  violation  thereof. 

Made  the  following  report : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  February  6,  1893. 

Mr.  President  : 

Your  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys,  to  whom  was  referred  General 
Ordinance  No.  34,  1892,  relating  to  traction  and  other  engines  or  boilers  being  pro- 
pelled over  certain  streets  or  alleys  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  have  had  the  same 
under  consideration,  and  would  respectfully  recommend  that  said  ordinance  be 
amended  as  follows : 

Strike  out  all  of  said  ordinance  after  the  ordaining  clause,  and  insert  in  lieu 
thereof  the  following : 


February  6,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  265 

Section  1.  That  it  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person,  firm,  company  or  corpora- 
tion to  propel  or  cause  to  be  propelled,  by  steam,  over  and  along  any  street  or  alley 
of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  any  traction  or  other  engine  and  boiler:  Provided,  That 
this  ordinance  shall  not  be  construed  to  prevent  the  use  of  steam  rollers  or  other  ap- 
paratus employed,  under  contract  with  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  for  the  improve- 
ment or  repair  of  any  street  or  alley  of  said  city,  and,  provided  further,  that  this  ordi- 
nance shall  not  apply  to,  or  be  held  to  limit,  modify  or  prevent  the  use  of  steam  fire 
engines  or  other  apparatus  employed  by  the  City  of  Indianapolis  in  connection  with 
any  department  or  public  service. 

Sec.  2.  That  any  person,  firm,  company  or  corporation  who  shall  violate  any 
provision  of  this  ordinance  shall  be  deemed  guilty  of  a  misdemeanor,  and  upon  con- 
viction thereof  shall  be  fined  in  any  sum  not  less  than  ten  (10).  dollars  nor  exceeding 
one  hundred  (100)  dollars. 

Sec.  3.  This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  passage 
and  publication  once  each  week  for  two  consecutive  weeks  in  the  Sentinel,  a  daily 
newspaper  of  general  circulation,  printed  and  published  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
County  of  Marion,  and  State  of  Indiana. 

And  your  committee  further  recommends  that  when  said  ordinance  be  so  amended 
that  it  do  pass.  Kespectfully  submitted, 

Jas.  H.  Costello,  Chairman. 
Anton  Schmidt. 
A.  A.  Young. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Costello,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and 
Alleys,  to  whom  was  referred  : 

G.  O.  No.  3,  1893.  An  ordinance  prohibiting  any  person,  persons,  firm  or  corpo- 
ration from  cutting  or  digging  into  any  street,  alley  or  sidewalk  paved  with  asphalt, 
vulcanite,  brick,  granite,  wooden  block  or  other  pavement,  without  first  having  ob- 
tained permission  from  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  so 
to  do,  fixing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof,  repealing  conflicting  ordinances  and 
providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same. 

Made  the  following  report : 

February  6,  1893. 
Mr.  President : 

Your  committee  to  whom  was  referred  General  Ordinance  No.  3,  1893,  report 
having  considered  same  and  recommend  that  it  be  passed. 

Jas.  H.  Costello, 
Anton  Schmidt, 
A.  A.  Young, 
Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  A  lleys. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

Mr.  Froschauer  offered  the  following  motion  : 
Mr.  President : 

Having  been  informed  that  the  motion  recently  passed  by  this  Council  did  not 
contain  sufficient  facts  to  justify  the  rendering  of  an  opinion  by  the  city  attorney  in 
regard  to  laying  and  maintaining  double  tracks  on  South  East  street,  from  South  to 


266  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Kegular  Meeting 

McCarty  streets,  by  the  Citizens  Street  Railway  Co.,  therefore  I  move  you  that  the 
City  Engineer  be  and  is  hereby  instructed  to  furnish  the  City  Attorney  with  such 
information  as  regards  the  width  of  South  East  street  (the  width  occupied  by  the 
Citizens  Street  Railway  Co.),  also  the  distance  from  the  outside  rail  to  the  curb. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  McGill  offered  the  following  resolution  : 

Whereas,  In  the  early  part  of  January,  1891,  the  Common  Council  asked  for 
and  received  the  joint  written  opinion  of  ex-City  Attorney  Leon  O.  Bailey  and  ex- 
Judges  D.  W.  Howe  and  Wm.  E.  Niblack,  touching  upon  the  authority  and  power 
of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  to  compel  the  Citizens  Street  Railway  Company  to 
properly  improve  and  keep  in  repair  certain  portions  of  the  street  occupied  by  them  ; 
and, 

Whereas,  Said  attorneys  filed  with  this  Council  their  written  opinion  to  the 
effect  that  such  power  could  be  exercised  by  said  city  upon  the  authority  of  an  act 
of  the  General  Assembly  relating  to  that  subject ;   and, 

Whereas,  A  carefully  prepared  bill  was  introduced  at  the  last  General  Assem- 
bly of  this  State  for  the  purpose  of  accomplishing  this  end,  but  was  defeated  through 
the  vigorous  efforts  of  the  Citizens  Street  Railway  Company  and  its  agents ;  and, 

Whereas,  Said  Street  Railway  Company  has  thus  far  escaped  all  expense  of 
improving  those  portions  of  the  streets  of  Indianapolis,  occupied  by  them,  upon  a 
decision  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  Indiana,  based  upon  a  very  fine  technical  differ- 
ence betwen  the  meaning  of  the  words  '"  repair  "  and  "  improve ;"  and 

Whereas,  There  is  no  legislation  touching  the  interests  of  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis of  such  direct,  immediate  and  far-reaching  importance  as  the  passage  of  the 
law  introduced  in  the  General  Assembly  in  1891  above  referred  to  ;  now  therefore, 
be  it 

Resolved,  That  the  members  of  this  Council  be  and  they  are  hereby  directed  to 
promptly  exercise  every  honorable  means  within  their  power  to  secure  the  introduc- 
tion and  passage  of  the  law  above  referred  to,  and  that  each  member  of  the  city  gov- 
ernment and  all  citizens  and  tax-payers  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  are  requested  to 
afford  such  aid  in  this  behalf  as  may  lie  within  their  power ;  and,  be  it  further 

Resolved,  That  copies  of  this  resolution  be  immediately  presented  by  the  City 
Clerk  to  the  newspapers  of  the  city,  and  they  are  hereby  respectfully  requested  to 
publish  the  same  and  urge  the  adoption  of  "the  suggestions  herein  contained,  and 
that,  likewise,  copies  be  presented  to  each  member  of  the  General  Assembly  repre- 
senting this  county  and  that  they  be  requested  to  join  in  the  accomplishment  of  this 
legislation. 

Which  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  16— viz  :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Gauss, 
Halloran,  Linn,  McGill,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Young  and 
President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 


ORDINANCES   ON    SECOND    READING. 

On  motion  by  Councilman  Ryan  the  following  entitled  ordi- 
nance was  taken  up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then 
read  the  third  time : 


February  6,  1893.]  CITY  OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  267 

G.  O.  No.  1,  1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Indianapolis,  Decatur  &  Spring- 
field Railway  Company  to  station  and  maintain  a  flagman  at  the  intersection  of  said 
company's  tracks  with  Kentucky  avenue  and  Missouri  street  in  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, Indiana. 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  16— viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Gaussr 
Halloran,  Linn,  McGill,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Young  and 
President  Mnrphy. 

Nays -None. 


On  motion  of  Mr.  Costello,  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
taken  up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read  the 
third  time : 

G.  O.  2,  1893.  An  ordinance  approving  a  certain  contract  granting  the  Cleve- 
land, Cincinnati,  Chicago  &  St.  Louis  Railway  Company  (Indianapolis  division)  the 
right  to  lay  and  maintain  a  switch  or  side-track  across  North  street,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  16 — viz :     Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Gauss, 
Halloran,  Linn,  McGill,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Young  and 
President  Murphy. 
Nays — None. 


On  motion  by  Councilman  Costello,  the  following  entitled  ordi- 
nance was  taken  up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then 
read  the  third  time. 

G.  O.  No.  3,  1893.  An  ordinance  prohibiting  any  person,  persons,  firm  or  corpo- 
ration'from  cutting  or  digging  into  any  street,  alley  or  sidewalk  paved  with  asphalt, 
vulcanite,  brick,  granite,  wooden  block  or  other  pavement,  without  first  having  ob- 
tained permission  from  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  so 
to  do,  fixing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof,  repealing  conflicting  ordinances 
and  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same. 

Which  was  passed  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  16 — viz :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Gauss, 
Halloran,  Linn,  McGill,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Young 
and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 


On  motion  of  Mr.  Costello  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
taken  up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read  the 
third  time : 

G.  O.  No.  34,  1892.  An  ordinance  prohibiting  traction  engines  and  other  engines 
from  being  propelled  over  and  along  certain  streets  of  Indianapolis,  and  providing 
penalties  for  the  violation  thereof. 


February  20,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  2W) 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  ") 

City  of  Indianapolis, 

February  20,  1893.  ) 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  February  20th,  at  8  o'clock,  in 
regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  chair,  and  14  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter, 
Cooper,  Gasper,  Laut,  Linn,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,  Schrader  and  Young. 

Absent,  7 — viz :  Messrs.  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gauss,  Halloran, 
McGill,  Sherer  and  White. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  meeting 
held  Monday,  Februar}r  6,  1893,  having  been  printed  and  placed 
upon  the  desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as 
published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Colter  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


REPORTS    FROM    OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 


Department  of  Public  Works. 
Office  of  the  Board, 

Indianapolis,  Februai 


y  17,  1893.  J 


To  the  Honorable  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  Common  Council,  City  of  Indian- 
apolis: 

Sir — We  beg  to  submit  for  the  consideration  of  the  Common  Council  "An  ordi- 
nance regulating  the  collection,  keeping,  storing  and  handling  and  licensing  the 
removal  by  contract  of  kitchen  garbage,  night  soil,  ashes  and  other  refuse  matter, 


270  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

whether  animal  or  vegetable,  etc.,  repealing  conflicting  ordinances  and  providing  a 
penalty  for  violation  thereof."  Very  respectfully, 

A.  W.  Conduitt, 

A.  SCHERRER, 

M.  M.  Defrees, 

Board  of  Public  Works. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances 
were  introduced  : 

By  Board  of  Public  Works,  through  President  Murphy : 

G.  O.  No.  5,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  collecting,  keeping,  storing, 
handling,  and  licensing  the  removal  by  contract  of  kitchen  garbage,  night  soil  and 
other  refuse  matter,  whether  animal  or  vegetable,  and  regulating  the  cleaning  of 
sidewalks  on  all  improved  streets,  alleys  or  public  highways;  providing  a  penalty 
for  the  violation  thereof,  repealing  conflicting  ordinances  and  fixing  the  time  when 
the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
as  follows:  The  words . " kitchen  garbage,"  where  used  in  this  ordinance,  shall  be 
held  to  mean  any  and  every  accumulation  of  vegetable  matter,  liquid  or  solid,  that 
is  received  from  kitchens,  and  also  decayed  or  unsound  matter,  such  as  vegetables 
or  fruits.  The  words  "night  soil"  to  mean  the  contents  of  privy  vaults,  cesspools, 
dry  wells,  sinks,  or  other  material  giving  off'  noxious  odors,  Avhether  animal  or  vege- 
table, liquid  or  solid,  other'  than  that  received  from  kitchens.  The  word  "ashes" 
to  mean  the  waste  products  of  combustion  of  any  material,  sweepings,  papers,  dirt,  or 
other  accumulations  not  giving  oft' noxious  odors. 

Sec.  2.  It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person,  firm,  or  corporation  to  throw,  cast  or 
deposit  any  dead  animal,  garbage,  or  noxious  refuse  matter  of  any  kind  whatever, 
upon  the  banks  of,  or  into  any  stream  of  water  flowing  into  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
at  any  point  within  ten  miles  of  the  corporate  limits  thereof;  or  into,  or  on,  any 
gutter,  sewer,  manhole,  street,  alley,  public  place  or  vacant  lot  within  said  city. 

Sec  3.  It  shall  be  the  duty  of  every  tenant,  lessee,  or  occupant  of  every  dwelling, 
tenement  house,  lodging  house,  hotel,  restaurant  or  boarding  house,  or  other  person 
or  persons,  firm  or  corporation,  on  whose  premises  garbage  or  offal  collects,  to  pro- 
vide and  at  all  times  to  keep  within  such  building,  or  on  the  lot  on  which  such 
building  is  erected,  suitable  and  sufficient  boxes,  barrels  or  tubs,  with  covers  thereto, 
for  receiving  and  holding,  without  leakage,  and  without  being  filled  to  within  four 
inches  of  the  top,  all  the  garbage  that  may  accumulate  on  the  premises  between  the 
times  of  collection,  as  hereinafter  specified;  and  all  such  boxes,  barrels  or  tubs  shall 
be  placed  at  all  times  in  such  places  as  to  be  readily  accessible  for  removal  and 
emptying,  and  where  they  shall  not  be  a  publie  nuisance,  as  upon  a  public  street, 
alley  or  highway,  and  no  person,  unless  authorized  for  that  purpose  by  contract  or 
license,  shall  interfere  with  them  or  the  contents  thereof. 

All  ashes,  or  material  other  than  garbage,  as  defined  in  Section  1  in  this  ordinance, 
shall  at  all  times  be  placed  in  a  separate  covered  receptacle,  and  be  readily  accessible 
for  emptying  or  removal,  and  be  placed  within  the  building  or  within  the  confines  of 
the  lot  on  which  the  building  is  situated. 


February  20,  1893.]  CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  271 

Sec.  4.  All  garbage,  night  soil,  or  matter  giving  off  noxious  odors  shall  be  hauled 
through  the  public  streets  of  the  city  in  air  tight  vessels  or  wagons.  All  ashes  and 
refuse  matter  not  giving  off  noxious  odors  must  be  hauled  in  water  tight  wagons  or 
vessels.  The  top  may  be  open,  but  when  hauling  the  contents  shall  be  covered  with 
tarpaulin  or  any  suitable  cover,  and  the  contents  must  not,  in  any  event,  be  allowed 
to  be  scattered  by  the  wind,  or  be  spilled  upon  any  public  street,  alley  or  highway 
within  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  or  upon  any  public  highway  before  reaching  its 
destination. 

Carts,  wagons  or  vessels  used  in  the  collection  of  garbage  or  noxious  matters,  when 
not  in  use,  must  be  kept  in  some  place  where  no  needless  offense  shall  be  given  to 
any  resident  of  the  city. 

Sec.  5.  All  sweepings  from  stores  or  sidewalks  located  on  any  improved  street 
shall  be  deposited  in  a  closed  receptacle  and  placed  so  as  to  be  readily  accessible  for 
removal.  Such  sweepings  must  be  deposited  in  such  receptacle  before  the  hour  of 
8:30  A.  M.,  and  after  the  contents  are  removed  by  the  contractor  the  occupants  of 
such  store  shall  remove  the  receptacle. 

Sec.  6.  All  persons,  firms  or  corporations  engaged  in  collecting  and  hauling 
garbage,  night  soil,  ashes  and  other  refuse  matter  through  the  streets,  alleys  or  public 
highways  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  must  provide  carts  or  wagons  that  will  not 
allow  the  contents  of  the  wagon  or  cart  to  be  sifted,  spilled,  or  to  fall  upon  such 
street,  alley  or  highway,  and  must  provide  wagons  or  carts  with  sideboards  higb 
enough  to  prevent  the  overflow  or  jolting  off  of  any  of  the  contents  of  such  wagon  or 
cart. 

Sec.  7.  It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person  engaged  in  the  business  of  hauling 
garbage,  night  soil,  ashes  and  other  refuse  matter,  as  enumerated  in  Section  1  of  this 
ordinance,  to  fail  to  comply  with  the  terms  of  his  contract. 

Sec.  8.  It  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  Department  of  Public  Safety  and  health 
officers  to  see  that  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance  are  complied  with,  and  it  shall  be 
the  duty  of  the  health  officers,  under  the  Board  of  Health  and  Charities,  to  see  that 
no  garbage  is  left  or  permitted  to  remain  in  or  on  the  premises  of  the  residents  of  the 
city,  and  to  enforce  all  penalties  that  may  be  prescribed  in  any  contract  entered  into 
with  any  person  on  the  part  of  the  city  for  the  proper  removal  and  disposal  of  all 
garbage,  night  soil,  ashes  and  other  refuse  matter. 

Sec.  9.  Any  person  violating  any  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance  shall  be 
fined  in  any  sum  not  less  than  one  dollar  nor  more  than  one  hundred  dollars. 

Sec.  10.  All  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  with  the  provisions  of 
this  ordinance  are  hereby  repealed. 

Sec.  11.  This  ordinance  shall  be  published  one  day  each  week  for  two  consecu- 
tive weeks  in  the  Indianapolis  Sentinel,  a  daily  newspaper  printed  and  published  in 
said  city,  and  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  full  force  on  and  after  the  first  dav  of  May, 
1893. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Health. 


By  Mr.  Linn : 

G.  O.  No.  6,  1893.  An  ordinance  requiring  the  Lake  Erie  &  Western  and  Louis- 
ville, New  Albany  &  Chicago  Railway  Companies  to  station  and  maintain  a  flagman 
at  the  intersection  of  said  companies'  tracks  with  Clyde  street  in  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, Indiana. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  That  the  Lake  Erie  &  Western  and  Louisville,  New  Albany  &  Chicago 
Railway  Companies  be  and  are  hereby  recpjired  to  station  and  maintain  a  flagman 
at  the  intersection  of  their  tracks  with  Clyde  street,  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  the  same  to  be  done  within  ten  days  from  the  date  of  the  passage  of  this 
ordinance.     Said  flagman  shall  be  a  man  over  the  age  of  twenty-one  years,  and  his 


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272  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Kegular  Meeting 

duty  shall  be  to  warn  all  persons  on  foot  or  in  vehicles  of  the  approach  of  all  trains 
on  the  tracks  of  said  railway  companies  at  said  crossing,  between  the  hours  of  seven 
o'clock  A.  m.  and  six  o'clock  p.  M.  of  each  and  every  day  except  Sundays.  Said 
companies  are  required  to  provide  said  flagman  with  a  red  flag  for  use  in  daylight 
and  a  red  lantern  for  use  at  night.  Every  day  said  railway  company  or  companies 
shall  fail  or  refuse  to  comply  with  all  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance,  the  company 
so  failing  shall  be  liable  to  a  fine  not  exceeding  five  dollars,  on  complaint  of  any 
citizen  before  the  police  judge  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  and  each  day's 
failure  on  the  part  of  said  railway  company  or  companies  to  comply  with  all  the 
provisions  of  this  ordinance  shall  be  a  separate  offense. 

Sec.  2.  This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  passage 
and  publication  for  one  day  each  week  for  two  consecutive  weeks  in  the  Indianapous 
Sentinel,  a  daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation  printed  and  published  in  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  Marion  County,  Indiana. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Railroads. 


By  Mr.  Sherer,  through  Mr.  Rassmann  : 

G.  O.  No.  4,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  change  the  name  of  Leland  street  to  Blake 
street. 

Section  J.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis' 
Indiana,  That  pursuant  to  the  authority  vested  by  Section  23  of  the  act  approved 
March  6,  1891,  commonly  called  the  City  Charter,  that  the  name  of  Leland  street, 
the  same  being  the  name  of  the  street  which  begins  at  Indiana  avenue  and  extends 
north  to  Pratt  street,  the  same  being  a  continuation  of  Blake  street,  all  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  be  and  the  same  is  hereby  changed  to  Blake  street. 

Sec.  2.    This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  passage. 

Read  a  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets 
and  Alleys. 

By  Mr.  Young  : 

G.  O.  No.  7,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Section  13  of  G.  O.  No.  27,  1886,  the 
same  being  an  ordinance  regulating  the  licensing  of  peddlers  in  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, ordained  and  established  June  14,  1886;  repealing  conflicting  ordinances, 
providing  for  publication,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
That  Section  13  of  G.  O.  No.  27,  1886,  the  same  being  an  ordinance  regulating  the 
licensing  of  peddlers  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  ordained  and  established  June  14, 
1886,  be  amended  to  read  as  follows: 

"Section  13.  It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person,  firm  or  corporation  to  sell  any 
goods,  wares  or  merchandise  of  any  nature  whatsoever  by  stationing  himself,  or  itself, 
upon  any  street,  alley  or  public  place  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis  " 

Sec.  2.  All  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  with  this  ordinance  are 
hereby  repealed. 

Sec.  3.  This  ordinance  shall  be  in  full  force  and  effect  from  and  after  its  passage 
and  publication  once  each  week  for  two  consecutive  weeks  in  the  Sentinel,  a  daily 
newspaper  printed  and  published  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Read  a  first  time,  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets 
and  Alleys. 


February  20,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  273 

MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

President  Murphy  offered  the  following  : 

Indianapolis,  February  20,  1893. 

To  the  Honorable  Members  of  the  City  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis — Greeting: 

At  a  meeting  of  the  Progress  Club  Sunday  afternoon,  the  following  resolutions 
were  adopted  and  are  hereby  submitted  for  your  consideration  : 

Whereas,  A  petition  is  before  the  Board  of  Public  Works  for  granting  a  fran- 
chise to  a  new  street  railroad  company ;  and, 

Whereas,  The  charter  of  the  Citizens  Street  Railroad  Company  will  expire  in  a 
few  years;  therefore,  be  it 

Resolved,  That  in  the  opinion  of  the  Progress  Club  no  ne'w  franchise  should  be 
granted,  but  steps  should  be  taken  to  enable  the  city  to  carry  on  its  own  street  rail- 
road service ;  and,  be  it  further 

Resolved,  That  we  request  of  the  legislature  the  passage  of  such  amendment  to 
Section  13  of  the  State  Constitution  as  will  enable  municipalities  to  establish  and 
operate  their  own  public  utilities,  such  as  water  works,  gas  works,  electric  lighting 
plants,  telephone  and  street  car  plants. 

The  Nationalist  Club  sometime  since  prepared  an  amendment  to  the  article  of 
the  constitution  quoted  embodying  the  spirit  of  the  above  resolutions,  and  the  same 
is  now  in  the  hands  of  a  legislative  committee. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  the  Committe  on  Legislation. 


ORDINANCES   ON    SECOND    READING. 

Mr.  Young  moved  that  the  following  ordinance  be  called  from 
the  Committee  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys: 

G.  O.  No.  50,  1892.  An  ordinance  providing  for  a  license  upon  vehicles  drawn 
upon  the  streets  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  regulating  the  construction  and 
dimensions  of  tires  to  be  used  on  such  vehicles  and  providing  penalties  for  the  en- 
forcement of  the  same. 

The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Messrs.  Ryan  and  Schrader. 

The  roll  was  called  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  10— viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Gasper,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan, 
Schmidt,  Young  and  President  Murphy.  ,f 

Nays  4— viz:     Councilmen  Laut,  Linn,  McGuffin  and  Schrader. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  that  G.  0.  No.  50,  1892,  be  referred  to  the  Com- 
mittee on  Finance. 

Mr.  Cooper  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Ryan's  motion  on  the  table. 

The  ayes  and  nays  being  called  for  by  Messrs.  Ryan  and  Schrader. 


274  JOURNAL   OF   COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

The  roll  was  called,  which  resulted  in  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  7— viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Cooper,  Gasper,  Linn,  Puryear,  Rassmann  and 
Young. 

Nay  7 — viz:  Councilmen  Colter,  Laut,  McGuffin,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader  and 
President  Murphy. 

Thereupon  CI.  O.  No.  50,  1892,  was  referred  to  the  Finance  Com- 
mittee. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann,  the  Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock 
p.  m.j  adjourned. 


^yf^  President. 

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City  Clerk. 


March  6,  1893.]  CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  275 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  \ 


City  of  Indianapolis, 

March  6,  1893. 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  March  6th,  at  8  o'clock,  in 
regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  chair,  and  14  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter, 
Costello,  Froschauer,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  McGuffin,  Puryear, 
Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt  and  White. 

Absent,  7 — viz:  Messrs.  Cooper,  Gasper,  Linn,  McGill,  Schrader, 
Sherer  and  Young. 

The  Proceedings  of  the  Common  Council  for  the  regular  meeting 
held  Monday,  February  20,  1893,  having  been  printed  and  placed 
upon  the  desks  of  the  Councilmen,  said  Journal  was  approved  as 
published. 

The  Clerk  proceeded  to  read  the  Journal,  whereupon  Councilman 
Colter  moved  that  the  further  reading  of  the  Journal  be  dispensed 
with. 

Which  motion  prevailed. 


COMMUNICATIONS,    ETC.,    FROM    MAYOR. 

His  Honor,  the  Mayor,  presented  the  following  communication  : 


olis,  y 

reh  6, 1893.  ) 


Executive  Department, 

City  of  Indianapolis, 
Ma 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen— I  have  approved  General  Ordinances  Nos.  1,  2,  3  and  34,  also  Ap- 
propriation Ordinance  No.  1,  passed  at  your  session  held  February  6,  1893. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Thos.  L.  Sullivan. 

Mayor. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


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REPORTS,  ETC.,  FROM  CITY  OFFICERS. 

Department  of  Finance.  \ 

Office  of  City  Comptroller,  I 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  March  6,  1893.  j 

To  the  Honorable,  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen— Twenty-one  thousand  eight  per  cent,  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, known  as  the  Sellers  Farm  issue,  will  be  due  on  the  1st  of  April  next.  As 
these  are  the  only  bonds  of  the  city  upon  which  interest  is  payable  at  any  other  time 
than  in  January  and  July,  I  suggest  that  they  be  paid  at  maturity,  and  an  equal 
amount  of  bonds  issued,  to  be  dated  and  paid  for  the  1st  of  July  next.  I  therefore 
ask  you  to  pass  an  ordinance  appropriating  said  amount  of  $21,000  for  the  purpose 
of  paying  these  bonds,  and  authorizing  me  to  make  a  temporary  loan  for  said 
amount,  to  be  paid  April  19,  1893. 

Bonos  of  the  city  known  as  Series  A  and  B,  amounting  in  the  aggregate  to 
$600,000,  drawing  7T\  per  cent,  interest,  will  be  due  July  1,  1893.  As  the  city  will 
not  have  the  money  to  pay  these  bonds  at  maturity  they  will  have  to  be  refunded,  I 
therefore  ask  you  to  pass  an  ordinance  authorizing  the  issue  and  sale  of  $621,000  re- 
funding bonds  to  run  thirty  years  from  July  1;  1893,  and  to  draw  4  per  cent,  interest, 
payable  semi-annually,  both  bonds  and  interest  to  be  made  payable  at  the  office  of 
Winslow,  Lanier  &  Co.,  New  York,  the  proceeds  to  be  used  in  paying  said  $600,000 
bonds,  and  putting  back  into  the  treasury  the  $21,000  used  in  paying  the  $21,000 
maturing  the  1st  of  April  next.  I  would  recommend  that  the  sale  of  these  bonds  be 
advertised  in  Indianapolis  and  New  York,  in  such  papers  as  shall  be  named  by  you, 
and  in  addition  I  will  see  that  the  leading  dealers  in  municipal  securities  are  notified 
of  the  sale  by  circular  letters  from  this  office.  I  would  recommend  that  you  provide 
that  the  bonus  be  paid  for  and  delivered  on  the  1st  day  of  July  next,  at  the  office  of 
Winslow,  Lanier  &  Co.,  New  York.  It  will  also  be  necessary  for  you  to  appropriate 
$600,000  to  pay  the  bonds  due  July  1st,  aforesaid. 

Very  respectfully, 

William  Wesley  Woollen, 

City  Comptroller. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 


REPORTS    FROM   OFFICIAL    BOARDS. 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  March  3,  1893. 
Members  of  the  Common  Council,  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  : 

Gentlemen  : — On  the  25th  of  August,  1892,  the  Board  of  Public  Safety  sent  a 
communication  to  City  Controller  Woollen,  which  contained  estimates  for  the  next 
ensuing  fiscal  year  with  which  to  run  the  different  departments  under  charge  of  the 
Board.  In  making  our  estimate  for  the  pay  of  fire  force,  police  force  and  market 
force,  we  asked  for  a  sufficient  sum  out  of  which  we  could  readjust  the  salaries  of 
these  employes,  giving  an  advance  or  increase  of  10  per  cent,  to  firemen,  policemen 
and  market  employes,  and  at  the  same  time  readjust  and  advance  the  pay  of  the 
various  officers  of  these  departments  as  it  might  be  deemed  advisable. 

The  request  that  we  made  at  that  time  was  not  granted  for  the  reason,  as  we  un- 
derstood, that  the  city's  financial  condition  would  not  warrant  the  proposed. increase 
of  pay. 

Several  months  after  this  your  body  passed  an  ordinance  increasing  the  pay  of 
all  of  the  fire  force  except  two.  This  increase,  as  we  understand  it,  is  an  average  of 
more  than  twelve  and  one-half  per  cent,  over  what  the  firemen  were  getting  before. 

Taking  into  consideration  the  duties  to  be  performed  by  the  policemen,  exposure 
to  all  kinds  of  weather,  the  necessity  of  being  dressed  at  all  times  as  the  regulations 


March  6,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  277 

require,  we  believe  it  to  be  a  matter  of  justice  that  the  pay  of  the  police  force  should 
also  be  increased. 

To  this  end,  we  have,  by  the  request  of  a  committee  representing  the  police  offi- 
cers, made  a  schedule  of  salaries,  which  we  submit  herewith  and  ask  your  favorable 
consideration.     The  schedule  is  as  foltows : 

Police  Force.                                             Present  Pay.  Increase. 

Superintendent 1             $150  00  per  month.  $166  66  per  month. 

Captains    .    .    .   ' 2                 83  33    "        "  93  75    " 

Sergeants 8                 66  66    "        "  75  00    "         " 

Bailiff 1                66  66    "        "  75  00    " 

Chief  of  Detective 1                83  33    "        "  95  83    "        « 

Humane  Inspector 1                 66  66    u        "  75  00    " 

License  Inspector 1                 66  66    "        "  75  00    "        " 

Fire  and  Police  Surgeon    .    .    1                 66  66    "        <l  75  00    "        " 

Detectives 6                   2  00  per  dav.  2  25  per  day. 

Patrolmen 79                   2  00    "        "  2  25    " 

Station-house  keepers ....    2                   2  00    "        "  2  25    "         « 

Patrol  wagon  drivers  ....    2                   2  00    "        "  2  25    "        " 

Telephone  operator 1                   2  00    "        "  2  25    " 

Sanitary  officer 1                   2  00    "        "  2  25    " 

Janitor  police  station  ....    1                   2  00    "        "  2  25    "         " 

108 
The  ordinance  passed  recently  pertaining  to  firemen's  pay  did  not  give  any  in- 
crease to  the  Chief  of  the  Fire  Force  or  to  the  First  Assistant  Chief.  From  infor- 
mation which  we  have  from  a  large  number  of  cities  like  Indianapolis,  the  Chief  of 
the  Fire  Force,  and  his  Assistant,  get  much  larger  pay  than  what  has  been  given 
these  officers  in  our  city.  We  think  that  the  ordinance  which  should  be  prepared 
increasing  the  pay  of  the  police  force  should  include  a  substantial  increase  of  pay 
for  the  Chief  and  the  Assistant  Chief  of  the  Fire  Department. 

•  We  therefore  suggest  that  the  Chief  be  paid  $166,66  per  month,  and  the  First 
Assistant  Chief  be  paid  $116.66  per  month;  this  being  an  increase  from  $125  and 
$100  per  month  respectively. 

Believing  that  the  city  should  pay  the  employes  in  these  important  departments 
adequately  for  their  services  we  ask  that  an  ordinance  be  prepared  covering  the  in- 
creases suggested  and  passed  by  the  Council,  thereby  equalizing  the  pay  of  the  mem- 
bers of  these  forces.  Very  respectfully, 

The  Board  of  Public  Safety, 

By  Edward  Hawkins, 
Chairman. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries. 

Department  of  Public  Health  and  Charities. 
Office  of  Commissioners, 

Indianapolis,  March  4,  1893. 
Mr.  Emil  Hassmann  : 

Dear  Sir — Enclosed  please  find  an  ordinance   providing  for  an  Inspector  of 

Plumbing  and  House  Drainage,  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  the  city  charter. 

This  ordinance  has  been  carefully  prepared,  has  the  approval  of  this  Board,  and 

has  also  been  submitted  to  a  committee  composed  of  both  master  and  journeymen 

plumbers,  and  was  satisfactory  to  them. 

We  request  that  you  introduce  said  ordinance  at  the  next  regular  meeting  of  the 
Council  and  oblige  Yours  respectfully, 

Frank  A.  Morrison, 
George  J.  Cook, 

I  Allison  Maxwell, 

Board  of  Health  and  Chanties. 


Read  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Health. 


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APPROPRIATION    ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  ordinance  was  intro- 
duced : 

By  Mr.  Rassmann  : 

Ap.  O.  No.  2,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $21,000  for  the 
purpose  of  paying,  at  maturity,  certain  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  known 
as  the  "Sellers  Farm"  bonds;  authorizing  the  City  Comptroller  to  negotiate  a  tem- 
porary loan  of  $21,000,  and  providing  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Whereas,  Certain  outstanding  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  known  as  the 
"Sellers  Farm"  bonds,  fall  due  April  1,  1893;  and, 

Whereas,  There  are  not  sufficient  funds  in  the  treasury  of  said  city  to  pay  said 
bonds;  therefore, 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  That  there  be  and  is  hereby  appropriated  out  of  the  funds  in  the  treasury 
of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  the  sum  of  Twenty-one  Thousand  Dollars 
($21,000),  for  the  purpose  of  paying  said  "Sellers  Farm"  bonds  when  they  shall  be- 
come due. 

Sec.  2.  That  for  the  purpose  of  paying  said  bonds  at  maturity  the  City  Comp- 
troller be,  and  he  is  hereby  authorized  and  empowered  to  negotiate  a  temporary  loan 
in  the  name  and  on  behalf  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  in  anticipation  of  the  revenue 
of  1892,  for  the  sum  of  Twenty-one  Thousand  Dollars  ($21,000),  maturing  not  later 
than  April  19,  1893,  at  a  rate  of  interest  not  exceeding  6  per  cent,  per  annum.  And 
the  Mayor  and  City  Comptroller  are  authorized  and  directed  to  execute  the  proper 
bonds  or  obligations  of  said  city  for  the  amount  so  borrowed,  and  for  tbe  payment 
of  such  bonds  or  obligations  the  faith  of  the  city  is  hereby  irrevocably  pledged. 

Sec  3.     This  ordinance  shall  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  passage. 

Read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 

Mr.  Rassmann,  by  request : 

Ap.  O.  No.  3,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  seventy-five  thousand  dollars 
for  the  legitimate  expenses  attending  the  preparation  for  the  reception  and  enter- 
tainment of  such  honorably  discharged  Union  soldiers,  sailors  and  marines  who 
served  in  the  war  of  the  rebellion  and  other  wars  of  the  United  States  as  may  at- 
tend as  delegates,  or  otherwise,  the  twenty-seventh  National  Encampment  of  the 
Grand  Army  of  the  Republic  at  Indianapolis,  Marion  county,  Indiana;  designating 
the  persons  to  whom  it  shall  be  paid,  and  the  manner  in  which  it  shall  be  disbursed 
and  accounted  for;  providing  for  the  levy  of  an  "encampment  tax;"  authorizing 
the  City  Comptroller  to  make  a  temporary  loan  in  anticipation  of  the  revenue  of 
said  "  encampment  tax,"  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Whereas,  By  an  act  of  the  General  Assembly  of  the  State  of  Indiana,  in  force 
February  21,  1893,  cities  of  more  than  100,000  inhabitants  according  to  the  last  pre- 
ceding United  States  census,  were  empowered  to  make  appropriations  for  the  ex- 
penses attending  the  holding  of  the  Twenty-seventh  National  Encampment  of  the 
Grand  Army  of  the  Eepublic  at  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  and  to  obtain 
money  for  such  appropriation,  and  other  matters  connected  therewith  ;  and, 

Whereas,  Said  Twenty-seventh  National  Encampment  will  be  held  in  said  city 
during  the  month  of  September,  1893 ; 

Therefore,  in  the  exercise  of  the  power  thus  given  by  said  act : 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianap- 
olis, Indiana,  That  there  be  and  hereby  is  appropriated  out  of  the  funds  in  the  treas- 
ury of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  the  sum  of  seventy-five  thousand  dollars 
($75,000)  for  the  purpose  of  defraying  the  legitimate  expenses  attending  the  prepara- 


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tion  for  the  reception  and  entertainment  of  such  honorably  discharged  Union  sol- 
diers, sailors  and  marines  who  served  in  the  war  of  the  rebellion  and  other  wars  of 
the  United  States  as  may  attend  as  delegates,  or  otherwise,  the  Twenty-seventh  Na- 
tional Encampment  of  the  Grand  Army  of  the  Eepublic  to  be  held  in  said  city 
during  the  month  of  September,  1893,  and  the  City  Comptroller  is  hereby  directed 
to  draw  his  warrant  upon  the  treasury  of  said  city  in  favor  of  the  committee  here- 
inafter named,  for  the  above  sum,  in  the  manner  hereinafter  provided. 

Sec.  2.  That  a  committee  of  three  persons,  viz:  John  W.  Murphy,  August 
Kiefer  and  Hugh  H.  Hanna  shall  have  charge  of  the  disbursemnt  of  said  sum, 
which  committee  shall  be  known  as  the  "  Encampment  Committee;"  and  the  City 
Comptroller  shall  from  time  to  time  draw  his  warrant  upon  the  city  treasury  in 
favor  of  said  committee  in  such  sums  as  the  needs  of  said  committee  shall  require. 
In  case  of  a  vacancy  occurring  in  said  committee  by  resignation,  or  other  cause,  the 
Mayor  shall  appoint  a  successor  to  fill  said  vaconcy.  Said  committee  shall  con- 
tinue in  existence  so  long  as  the  duties  of  the  same  shall  require. 

Sec.  3  That  it  shall  be  the  duty  of  said  Encampment  Committee  to  disburse 
said  fund,  and  to  take  vouchers  for  all  moneys  paid  out  by  it,  showing  the  purpose 
for  which  it  was  paid,  and  shall  file  the  same,  together  with  a  report  of  all  its  do- 
ings, with  the  City  Comptroller,  when  requested  so  to  do  by  the  Mayor  of  said  city. 
Such  committee  is  authorized  to  employ  a  clerk  to  assist  in  the  performance  of 
its  duties,  whose  compensation  shall  be  fixed  by  the  committee  and  shall  be  paid 
out  of  said  fund. 

Sec.  4.  That  for  the  purpose  of  raising  revenue  out  of  which  to  pay  the  above 
appropriation,  there  shall  be  and  is  hereby  levied  a  special  tax,  to  be  known  as  the 
"encampment  tax,"  of  four  and  one-half  (4J)  cents  upon  every  one  hundred  dollars 
of  valuation  of  property  taxable  in  said  city. 

Sec.  5.  That  the  Auditor  of  Marion  County,  Indiana,  be  and  hereby  is  ordered 
and  directed  to  place  said  taxes  upon  the  proper  tax  duplicate  of  the  year  1893,  and 
the  County  Treasurer  of  said  county,  acting  for  said  city,  is  hereby  Ordered  and 
directed  to  collect  tie  same  for  the  said  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  to  make  due  re- 
port thereof  to  said  city. 

Sec.  6.  That  the  City  Comptroller  be  and  he  is  hereby  authorized  and  empow- 
ered to  negotiate  from  time  to  time,  as  he  may  see  the  needs  of  said  "  Encampment 
Committee"  require,  a  temporary  loan,  or  loans,  in  the  name  and  on  behalf  of  the 
Citv  of  Indianrpolis  in  anticipation  of  the  revenue  of  said  '' encampment  tax"  for 
any  sum  or  sums  not  exceeding  in  the  aggregate  the  said  sum  of  $75,000,  and  matur- 
ing not  later  than  April  20,  1895,  and  at  a  rate  of  interest  not  exceeding  6  per  cent, 
per  annum,  which  shall  be  payable  on  April  20  and  November  20,  each  year.  And 
the  Mayor  and  City  Comptroller  are  authorized  and  directed  to  execute  the  proper 
bonds  or  obligations  of  the  city  for  the  amounts  so  borrowed,  with  interest  in  coupon 
notes  thereto  attached,  and  for  the  payment  of  such  bonds  or  obligations  the  faith 
of  said  city  is  hereby  irrevocably  pledged. 
Sec.  7.     This  ordinance  shall  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  passage. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time. 

Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  appropriation  ordinance  No.  3,  1893, 
be  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Finance. 

Mr.  Ryan  moved  as  a  substitute-  for  Mr.  Rassmann's  motion  that 
the  same  be  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Judiciary. 

Which  motion  was  lost  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes,  6 — viz:  Councilmen  Costello,  Gauss,  Halloran,  McGuffin,  Ryan  and 
White. 

Nays,  8 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Froschauer,  Laut,  Puryear,  Rassmann, 
Schmidt  and  President  Murphy. 


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The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  Mr.  Rassmann's  motion, 
\Y~ioh  motion  was  adopted. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 


Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances 
were  introduced  : 

By  Mr.  Rassmann  : 

G.  O.  No.  8,  1893.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  the  officers 
and  employes  connected  with  the  Police  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana;  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith,  and 
fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana:  That  the  officers  and  employes  of  the  Police  Department  of  the  City  of 
Indianapolis,  Indiana,  shall  receive  as  salary  and  compensation  in  full  for  their 
services  as  such  officers  and  employes,  the  several  sums  as  hereinafter  set  forth, 
namely : 

The  Superintendent  of  Police  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  one  hundred 
and  sixty-six  dollars  and  sixty-six  cents  per  month. 

The  Captains  shall  each  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  ninety-three  dollars  and 
seventy-five  cents  per  month. 

The  Sergeants  shall  each  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  seventy-five  dollars  per 
month. 

The  Bailiff  of  the  Police  Court  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  seventy-five 
dollars  per  month. 

The  Chief  of  Detectives  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  ninety-five  dollars 
and  eighty-three  cents  per  month. 

The  Humane  Inspector  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  seventy-five  dollars 
per  month. 

The  License  Inspector  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  seventy-five  dollars  per 
month. 

The  Fire  and  Police  Surgeon  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  seventy-five 
dollars  per  month. 

The  Detectives  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  two  dollars  and  twenty-five 
cents  per  day. 

The  Patrolmen  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  two  dollars  and  twenty-five 
cents  per  day,  each. 

The  Station-House  Keepers  shall  each  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  two  dollars 
and  twenty-five  cents  per  day. 

The  Patrol  Wagon  Drivers  shall  each  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  two  dollars 
and  twenty-five  cents  per  day. 

The  Telephone  Operator  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  two  dollars  and 
twenty-five  cents  per  day. 

The  Sanitary  Officers  shall  each  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  two  dollars  and 
twenty -five  cents  per  day. 

The  Janitor  of  the  Police  Station  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  two  dollars 
and  twenty-five  cents  per  day. 

Sec.  2.  That  the  police  force  pay-roll  of  said  department  shall  be  kept  in  the 
form  prescribed  by  the  City  Comptroller  and  all  salaries  hereinbefore  provided  for 
shall  be  drawn  and  paid  in  such  manner  as  may  be  designated  by  that  officer. 


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Sec   3.   All  ordinances,  or  parts  of  ordinances,  in  conflict  herewith  are  hereby 
repealed. 

Sec.  4.   This  ordinance  shall  be  in  full  force  and  effect  from  and  after  its  passage. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on 
Fees  and  Salaries. 


By  Board  of  Health,  through  Mr.  Rassmann  : 

G.  O.  No.  9,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  provide  for  the  appointment  of  an  inspector 
of  plumbing  and  house  drainage,  prescribing  his  qualification,  powers  and  duties, 
and  to  prescribe  the  mode  and  manner  of  house  drainage  and  plumbing  in  the  City 
of  Indianapolis  prescribing  penalties  for  the  violation  thereof,  providing  for  the 
publication  of  the  same,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis 
(in  Marion  County,  in  the  State  of  Indiana),  That  the  Health  Commissioners  of  the 
City  of  Indianapolis  are  hereby  authorized  and  empowered  to  appoint  an  inspector 
of  plumbing  and  house  drainage,  who  shall  be  a  practical  plumber,  who  shall  be 
required  to  pass  an  examination  as  to  his  qualifications  by  a  board  of  three  practical 
plumbers  doing  business  and  residing  in  said  city,  said  board  to  be  selected  by  the 
Health  Com  mission  ers  of  said  city. 

Sec.  2.  Said  inspector  shall  serve  for  the  term  of  two  years  from  the  date  of  his 
appointment  and  until  his  successor  is  appointed  and  qualified.  The  Mayor  shall 
issue  his  certificate  of  appointment,  and  the  person  named  therein  shall  take  an  oath, 
to  be  endorsed  on  said  appointment,  to  support  the  Constitution  of  the  United  States, 
the  Constitution  of  the  State  of  Indiana  and  the  City  Charter  of  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, and  to  faithfully  and  impartially  discharge  the  duties  of  his  office  to  the  be«t 
of  his  skill  and  ability,  which  certificate  and  oath  shall  be  filed  with  the  City  Clerk, 
who  shall  issue  a  certificate  reciting  the  fact  and  date  of  appointment,  taking  of  the 
oath  of  office,  and  filing  of  the  same.  Such  appointee  sh.dl  thereupon  execute  his 
bond  o  said  city,  to  the  approval  of  the  Mayor,  in  penalty  of  $1,000,  with  at  least 
two  freehold  sureties,  payable  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  and  conditioned  for  the 
faithful  performance  of  all  the  duties  required  of  incumbent  of  said  office,  which 
bond,  after  being  so  approved,  shall  be  filed  with  the  City  Comptroller,  who  shall 
make  a  true  eopy  thereof  and  file  the  same  with  the  City  Clerk,  whereupon  a  com- 
mission shall  be  issued  to  said  inspector  of  plumbing  and  house  drainage,  signed  by 
such  Mayor  and  attested  by  the  City  Clerk  under  the  seal  of  the  city. 

Sec.  3.  The  salary  of  such  inspector  shall  be  $1,500  per  year,  payable  quarterly 
out  of  the  funds  of  said  city,  at  the  same  time  and  in  the  same  manner  that  the  elect- 
ive officers  of  said  city  are  paid,  and  he  shall  not  receive  any  other  pay,  reward  or 
emolument  whatever,  nor  shall  he,  while  holding  such  office,  be  the  beneficiary  of 
any  contract  for  plumbing  or  house  drainage,  nor  sell  any  material  or  perform  any 
labor  in  connection  with  any  plumbing  or  house  drainage  in  said  city,  except  that 
he  m«y  perform  labor,  or  superintend  the  performance  thereof,  for  said  city  in  any 
building  owned,  occupied  or  controlled  by  her. 

Sec.  4.  Whoever  desires  to  erect,  construct,  build  or  alter  any  building  or  struc- 
ture wherein  a  system  of  plumbing  or  house  drainage  is  to  be  placed,  changed, 
altered  r  repaired,  shall  present  to  said  inspector  a  prepared  plan  and  diagram,  with 
specifications  of  the  work  to  be  done,  accompanied  by  a  statement  under  oath  as  to 
the  exact  location  of  the  building,  or  part  of  building,  together  with  the  contract 
price  for  estimated  cost  of  such  plumbing  and  house  drainage,  or  either,  which 
papers  shall  be  numbered  consecutively  in  the  order  received,  and  shall  be  approved 
or  rejected  by  said  inspector  within  five  days  after  receiving  the  same.  If  approved 
the  pr  per  permit  shall  be  issued.  If  rejected,  ihe  reasoi  s  for  so  rejecting  shall  be 
stated  in  writing.  If  the  applicant  shall  alter  the  plans  and  specifications  so  as  to 
meet  said  objections,  the  permit  shall  issue,  but  if  not  so  changed,  the  permit  shall 
be  refused,  unless  the  Board  of  Health  Commissioners,  to  whom  the  applicant  may 
appeal,  overrules  said  inspector,  in  which  case  the  permit  shall  issue. 


282  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

Sec.  5.  All  permits  for  plumbing  or  drainage  shall  be  issued  by  the  City  Comp- 
troller. The  fee  for  issuing  permits  shall  be  according  to  the  estimated  cost  or  value 
of  the  improvement  in  plumbing  or  house  drainage  at  the  rate  of  fifty  cents  for  every 
one  hundred  dollars  or  fractional  part  thereof,  which  fee  shall  be  paid  to  the  City 
Comptroller  when  the  permit  is  issued.  Each  permit  shall  state  specifically  the 
name  of  the  applicant,  number  of  application  and  the  date  of  issue.  The  applicant 
shall  also  pay  to  the  inspector  at  the  time  of  making  the  application  a  fee  of  fifty 
cents  for  examining  the  plans  and  specifications,  which  fee,  and  all  otherwise  re- 
ceived by  the  inspector,  shall  be  paid  over  to  the  City  Comptroller  not  later  than  the 
day  after  the  receipt  of  the  same. 

The  inspector  may  visit  and  inspect  the  work  under  contract  during  the  progress 
of  the  same,  and  the  owner  of  the  premises  on  which  the  work  is  being  done  shall 
pay  him  a  fee  of  fifty  cents  for  each  visit;  but  not  more  than  three  visits  shall  be 
made  to  the  work  under  any  one  permit.  Upon  such  visit  the  inspector  shall  inspect 
the  work  and  issue  his  certificate  to  the  owner,  showing  his  approval  or  disapproval 
of  the  work  thus  far,  and  in  case  of  disapproval  the  certificate  shall  state  in  what 
particular 

Sec.  6.  All  plumbing  and  house  drainage  hereafter  done  and  performed  within 
the  City  of  Indianapolis  shall  be  in  accordance  with  the  rules  and  regulations  pre- 
scribed in  this  ordinance,  unless  the  same  be  for  replacing  an  old  fixture  with  a  new 
one  for  the  same  purpose,  or  the  forcing  out  of  waste  pipes  and  repairs  in  supply  and 
waste  pipes. 

Sec.  7.  Every  building  erected  hereafter  on  the  line  of  any  public  sewer  shall  be 
connected  therewith,  so  that  all  sewage  shall  be  drained  from  such  building  to  such 
sewer,  and  if  not  on  the  line  of  such  sewer,  the  same  shall  be  provided  with  a  suffi- 
cient stone  and  cement  or  brick  and  cement  cesspool. 

Sec.  8  Drain,  main,  waste  and  soil  pipes  through  which  water  and  sewage  is 
carried  shall  be  of  iron  when  within  a  building,  sound  and  free  of  defects,  not  less 
than  four  inches  in  diameter.  The  same  shall  be  supplied  with  an  accessible  clean- 
out  not  less  than  four  inches  in  diameter,  eighteen  inches  inside  the  foundation  wall 
of  the  building  when  in  horizontal  position,  and  one  at  the  foot  of  each  vertical  line. 
The  fall  shall  not  be  less  than  one-quarter  of  an  inch  per  foot  toward  the  drain  or 
sewer.  Soil  pipes  shall  be  carried  out  through  the  roof,  open,  undiminished  in  size, 
to  a  height  sufficient  that  the  escape  will  not  be  injurious  to  the  health  of  the  occu- 
pants of  adjacent  buildings.  Changes  in  direction  shall  be  made  with  regular  fittings 
and  connections  with  horizontal  soil  pipes  by  "  Y"  branches.  Such  soil  pipes  shall 
be  of  standard  make,  not  less  than  5  pounds  per  foot  for  2  inches  diameter,  9  pounds 
for  3  inches,  12£  pounds  for  4  inches,  16£  pounds  for  5  inches  and  19£  pounds  for 
6  inches;  extra  heavy  wrought-iron  pipes,  and  fitting  to  the  satisfaction  of  the  in- 
spector, may  be  used  also.  The  size  of  the  pipe  to  be  the  diameter  and  the  weight  to 
be  calculated  by  the  lineal  foot. 

Sec.  9.  Rainwater  leaders  when  within  a  building  shall  be  standard,  extra  heavy 
pipe  where  connected  with  drain,  waste  or  soil  pipes,  and  shall  be  suitably  trapped. 

Sec.  10.  Sewer  soil  pipe  or  waste  pipe  ventilators  shall  not  be  constructed  of 
brick,  earthenware  or  sheet  metal,  and  chimney  flues  shall  not  be  used  as  such 
ventilators. 

Sec.  11.  Iron  pipes  before  being  put  in  place  shall  be  coated  inside  and  outside 
with  coal  tar  pitch  applied  hot.  Joints  shall  be  thoroughly  caulked  with  picked 
oakum  and  run  with  molten  lead  and  made  tight.  Connection  of  lead  pipes  with 
iron  shall  be  made  with  lead  or  brass  ferrules,  or  brass  solder  nipples,  properly 
soldered  with  wiped  joints  and  caulked  or  screwed  to  the  iron  pipe. 

Sec.  12.  Every  sink  basin,  bath  tub,  water  closet,  slop  hopper,  and  each  set  of 
waste  trays,  and  every  fixture  having  a  waste  pipe  shall  be  furnished  with  a  trap 
placed  as  near  as  practicable  to  the  fixture  it  serves.  Traps  shall  be  protected  by 
syphonage  or  air  pressure  by  special  air  pipes  of  a  size  not  less  than  the  waste  pipes, 
and  where  cast-iron  pipe  is  used  it  shall  be  standard,  extra  heavy.  Each  vent  shall 
have  a  trap  screw  or  union  coupling  soldered  into  it  not  over  six  inches  above  the 
pipe  and  trap  connection.  Vent  pipes  outside  of  water  closets  shall  be  not  less  than 
one  and  one-fourth  inch  for  twenty  feet,  one  and  one-half  inch  for  fifteen  additional 
feet,  two  inches  for  forty  additional  feet,  and  three  inches  for  sixty  additional  feet. 


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Where  two  fixtures  connect  to  one  vent  such  connection  shall  be  not  less  than  one 
and  one-half  inch  pipe;  if  three  or  more,  two  inch  pipe.  Air  pipes  for  water  closet 
traps  shall  be  not  less  than  two  bore  for  forty  feet  or  less,  and  three  if  above  forty 
feet.  Air  pipes  shall  run  as  direct  as  possible,  and  in  all  cases  rise  above  the  fix- 
tures. Vent  pipes  shall  extend  at  least  two  feet  above  the  roof  or  be  connected  with 
the  main  soil  pipe  in  attic.  In  each  case  the  main  soil  pipe  at  the  connection  shall 
be  increased  two  inches ;  where  the  vent  pipes  run  separately  through  the  roof  it 
shall  be  increased  to  four  inches  at  least  eighteen  inches  below  the  roof. 

Sec.  13.  Drip  or  overflow  pipes  from  safes  under  water  closets,  and  other  fix- 
tures, or  from  tanks  or  cisterns,  shall  be  run  to  some  place  in  open  sight,  and  in  no 
case  shall  any  pipe  be  connected  directly  with  the  drain,  waste  or'soil  pipes. 

Sec.  14.  Waste  pipes  for  refrigerators  or  other  receptacles  for  the  storage  of 
edibles  shall  not  be  connected  with  the  drain,  soil  or  waste  pipe,  unless  provided 
with  traps  suitably  ventilated,  and  in  every  case  there  shall  be  an  open  trap  between 
the  trap  and  refrigerator  or  receptacle 

Sec.  15.  Every  water  closet  or  line  of  closets  on  the  same  floor  shall  be  supplied 
with  water  from  a  tank  or  cistern  through  a  flushing  pipe  or  pipes  not  hss  than  one 
and  one-quarter  inch  in  diameter.  The  placing  of  a  copper  pan  closet  inside  any 
building  is  prohibited. 

Sec.  16.  Pipes  and  other  fixtures  shall  not  be  placed  inside  of  partitions  unless 
supplied  with  a  face  board  put  up  with  screws,  shall  not  be  covered  or  concealed 
until  after  examination  by  the  inspector,  who  shall  be  notified  by  the  plumber  desir- 
ing the  inspection  when  the  work  is  sufficiently  advanced,  and  make  the  same  within 
twenty  working  hours  after  receiving  such  notice. 

Sec.  17.  All  soil  and  waste  pipes  shall  be  made  water  tight,  to  be  proved  by  the 
plumber  performing  the  work,  by  closing  the  outlet  and  filling  the  pipe  with  water 
to  the  highest  point  and  leaving  the  same  filled  for  thirty  minutes;  which  test  shall 
be  made  in  the  presence  of  the  inspector,  and  the  work  shall  not  be  used  until  ap- 
proved by  him:  Provided,  That  whenever  it  shall  be  impracticable  to  make  the  test 
with  water  then  the  same  shall  be  made  by  filling  the  pipes  with  air  until  the  pres- 
sure thereof  becomes  as  great  as  that  caused  by  filling  them  with  water. 

Sec.  18.  No  steam  exhaust  shall  be  connected  with  any  soil,  waste  or  drain 
pipe  communicating  directly  with  a  public  sewer. 

Sec.  19.  A  grease  trap  shall  be  constructed  under  the  sink  of  every  hotel,  eating 
house,  boarding  house,  restaurant,  or  other  public  cooking  establishment. 

Sec.  20.  It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person,  firm  or  corporation  to  erect,  con- 
struct, alter  or  perform  any  labor  at  plumbing  or  house  drainage  within  the  City  of 
Indianapolis  without  having  first  secured  the  permit  provided  for  in  this  ordinance. 

Sec.  21.  It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person,  firm  or  corporation  to  erect,  con- 
struct, alter  or  perform  any  labor  at  plumbing  or  house  drainage  within  the  City  of 
Indianapolis  in  any  way  or  manner  differing  from  the  requirements  of  this  ordi- 
nance. 

Sec.  22.  Any  person  violating  any  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance  shall,  upon 
conviction  thereof,  be  fined  in  any  sum  not  more  than  $100. 

Sec.  23.  This  ordinance  shall  be  in  full  force  and  effect  from  and  after  its  passage 
and  publication  one  day  each  week  for  two  consecutive  weeks  in  the  Sentinel,  a  daily 
newspaper  printed  and  published  in  said  city. 

Rend  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Health. 


By  Mr.  Halloran,  by  request: 

G.  O.  No.  10,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  and  fixing  the  salary  of  the  Clerk 
of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
That  the  salary  of  the  Clerk  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis shall  be  fifteen  hundred  dollars  ($1,500)  per  annum. 


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Sec.  2.  That  said  salary  shall  be  paid  in  quarterly  installments,  as  follows:  On 
the  first  day  of  January,  the  first  day  of  April,  the  first  day  of  July  and  the  first  day 
of  October  of  each  year. 

Sec.  3.  This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  pass- 
age and  its  approval  by  the  Mayor. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on 
Fees  and  Salaries. 


MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 

Mr.  Gauss  offered  the  following : 

Mr.  President  and  Fellow- Members  of  the  Common  Council: 

Gentlemen— It  is  hardly  necessary  to  call  your  attention  to  the  overcrowded 
condition  of  the  transfer  car,  where  men,  women  and  children  are  packed  to  suffo- 
cation. In  the  past  the  transfer  system  was  considered  a  great  convenience  to  the 
people,  and  no  doubt  is  increasing  the  revenue  of  the  company,  but  the  great  in- 
crease of  lines  has  made  the  system  at  present  a  great  inconvenience.  I  therefore 
move  that  the  President  of  the  Common  Council  select  a  committee  of  five  mem- 
bers to  confer  with  the  street  car  company  in  order  that  a  more  convenient  state  of 
affairs  may  be  brought  about  than  at  present,  and  report  at  the  next  meeting. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Railroads. 

Mr.  Gauss  offered  the  following  : 

Mr   President: 

The  property-holders  of  South  Pennsylvania  street  have  called  my  attention  to 
the  daily  obstruction  caused  by  the  Foster  Storage  Company  in  placing  drays  on  the 
east  sidewalk  on  Pennsylvania  street  in  front  of  their  storage  house,  compelling  the 
people  to  step  off"  the  sidewalk  into  the  gutter.  It  has  been  said  that  the  above 
company  has  been  granted  special  privileges  for  loading  and  unloading  goods  on  the 
sidewalk.     I  desire  this  referred  to  the  City  Attorney  and  report  at  the  next  meeting. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  the  Commiitee  on  Judiciary. 

Mr.  Gauss  offered  the  following  : 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  March  3,  1898. 

To  the  Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  Cdy  of  Indianapolis  : 

We,  the  citizens  of  Indianapolis,  in  mass  meeting  assembled  at  .Criminal  Court 
room,  respectfully  request  that  the  Board  of  Public  Works  and  City  Council  take 
no  action  in  the  important  matter  of  granting  any  franchise  for  the  use  of  our 
streets  until  the  citizens  shall  have  ample  time  to  discuss  the  question  in  all  its  bear- 
ings Chas.  Gauss, 
C.  O.  Patterson,  Chairman. 

So**"?'  C.  A.  Johnson, 

D.  F.  Kennedy, 

S.  W.  Rose, 
Leo  Lando, 
Wm.  Ferris, 

Committee. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Contracts  and 
Franchises. 


March  «,  1893.] 


CITY    OF    INDIANAPOLIS,    IND. 


285 


Mr.  Ryan  offered  the  following  motion: 

Moved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  City  At- 
torney be  and  is  hereby  instructed  to  give  his  opinion  on  the  legality  of  the  G.  A.  R. 
appropriation  bill. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Rassmann  offered  the  following  motion  : 

Moved,  That  the  City  Attorney  be  and  he  hereby  is  requested  to  report  what  pro- 
gress, if  any  has  been  made,  in  reference  to  the  compiling  of  the  ordinances  governing 
this  city. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Ryan  offered  the  following  motion  : 

Moved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  it  is  the  sense 
of  this  body  that  the  sum  of  $25,000,  at  least,  be  transferred  from  the  street  improve- 
ment fund  to  the  street  repair  fund. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Puryear  offered  the  following  motion  : 

Moved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  the  Commit- 
tee '  on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys  be  requested  to  secure  a  location  for  express 
wagons,  drays,  etc.,  and  report  at  the  next  meeting  of  the  Council. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 


On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann,  the  Common  Council,  at  9  o'clock 
P.  m.,  adjourned. 


Attest 


^2i<^S^^^^ 


President. 


City  Clerk. 


March  20,  1893,]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  287 


REGULAR  MEETING. 


Council  Chamber,  ^ 

City  of  Indianapolis,    .  [ 

March  20,  1893.    ) 

The  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis  met  in  the 
Council  Chamber,  Monday  evening,  March  20th,  at  8  o'clock,  in 
regular  meeting. 

Present,  Hon.  Martin  J.  Murphy,  President  of  the  Common 
Council,  in  the  chair,  and  21  members,  viz:  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter, 
Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn, 
McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader 
Sherer,  White  and  Young. 

Absent — None. 


REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    CITY    OFFICERS. 


Department  of  Law.  > 

Office  of  City  Attorney,  I 

Indianapolis,  March  20,  1893.  J 

Members  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen — Referring  to  your  favor  of  the  13th  inst.  making  inquiry  as  to 
the  progress  of  the  committee  which  had  in  charge  the  revision  of  the  ordinances, 
I  have  this  to  say :  I  have  thoroughly  investigated  the  matter  and  find  that  the 
committee  has  done  nothing  whatever  in  the  matter. 

Yours  truly, 

A.  Q.  Jones, 

City  Attorney. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


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Department  of  Law. 

Office  of  City  Attorney, 

Indianapolis,  March  14,  1893 


1 


R.  J.  Alrams,  Esq.,  City  Clerk: 

Dear  Sir — In  accordance  with  the  request  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  passed  at  the  last  meeting,  I  herewith  inclose  my  opinion  respecting 
the  constitutionality  of  the  law  under  which  the  proposed  appropriation  for  the 
encampment  of  the  Grand  Army  of  the  Republic  is  asked.  Please  submit  the 
opinion  to  the  Council  at  the  next  meeting. 

Respectfully, 

Aquilla  Q.  Jones, 

City  Attorney. 


Department  of  Law. 

Office  of  City^  Attorney, 

Indianapolis,  March  13,  189 


,} 


To  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis: 

Gentlemen — I  have  received  your  resolution  requesting  my  opinion  upon  the 
question  of  the  constitutionality  of  the  law  under  which  the  proposed  appropriation 
for  the  National  Encampment  of  the  Grand  Army  of  the  Republic  is  asked,  and  the 
question  has  been  fully  considered  by  me. 

The  appropriation  proposed  is  one  authorized  by  the  Legislature  of  the  State, 
and  the  amount  sought  to  be  appropriated  is  to  be  raised  by  a  tax  to  be  levied  upon 
the  property  of  the  people. 

The  right  and  power  of  a  municipality  to  levy  a  tax  is  derived  wholly  from  the 
Legislature  of  the  State,  and  under  the  power  delegated  to  the  Legislature  by  the 
Constitution,  that  body  can  only  authorize  taxes  to  be  levied  for  public  purposes. 
What  are  public  purposes  is  a  matter  about  which  there  has  been,  and  is  now,  con- 
siderable dispute  and  uncertainty,  and  it  is  difficult  to  define,  from  the  authorities, 
just  what  are,  and  what  are  not,  public  purposes.  It  is  agreed,  however,  that  to  the 
legislative  department,  in  the  first  instance,  belongs  the  power  and  authority  to  de- 
termine what  are,  and  what  are  not,  public  purposes. 

"It  (the  determination)  belongs  there  because  the  taxing  power  is  a  branch  of  the 
Legislature,  and  the  Legislature  can  not  lie  under  the  necessity  of  requiring  the 
opinion  or  consent  of  another  department  of  the  Government  before  it  will  be  at 
liberty  to  exercise  One  of  its  acknowledged  powers.  The  independence  of  the  Legis- 
lature is  an  axiom  in  government ;  and  to  be  independent,  it  must  act  in  its  own 
good  time  on  its  own  judgment,  influenced  by  its  own  reasons,  restrained  only  as  the 
people  may  have  seen  fit  to  restrain  the  grant  of  legislative  power  in  making  it. 
The  Legislature  must  consequently  determine  for  itself,  in  every  instance,  whether 
a  particular  purpose  is,  or  is  not,  one  which  so  far  concerns  the  public  as  to  render 
taxation  admissible." 

"The  determination,  however,  by  the  Legislature,  as  to  whether  the  particular 
purpose  is,  or  is  not,  one  which  so  far  concerns  the  public  as  to  render  taxation  ad- 
missible, is  not  absolutely  conclusive,  but  may  be  set  aside  by  the  courts,  but  the 
presumption  is  in  favor  of  the  determination  as  expressed  by  the  Legislature.  It  is 
the  rule  of  the  courts  to  support  the  Legislature  in  its  determination  'when  not 
clearly  satisfied  that  an  error  has  been  committed.'  This  is  the  general  rule  in  con- 
stitutional law  when  the  validity  of  legislation  is  involved,  and  it  is  applicable  with 
peculiar  force  to  the  case  of  a  legislative  decision  upon  the  purpose  for  which  the 
tax  may  be  laid." 

It  is  clearly  established  by  the  authorities,  a  great  number  of  which  I  have  ex- 
amined, that  the  determination  of  the  Legislature  upon  the  question  of  public  pur- 
poses "will  be  upheld  unless  it  is  clearly  apparent  that  an  error  has  been  committed." 


March  20,  1893.]  CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  289 

By  the  passage  of  the  Act  under  consideration,  the  Legislature  of  the  State  has 
•expressed  the  determination  that  the  object  sought  to  be  benefited  and  aided  is  one 
of  public  purpose,  and  properly  comes  within  the  power  conferred  by  the  Constitu- 
tion to  grant  to  the  city  the  right  to  levy  the  tax  in  aid  of  the  object. 

In  order  to  properly  conclude  whether  the  Legislature  is  right  in  its  determination 
of  the  public  purpose  to  be  promoted,  and  whether  the  courts  will  sustain  the  con- 
stitutionality of  the  Act,  I  submit  the  following  extracts  from  many  cases  examined 
by  me: 

"Money  for  particular  purposes  may  be  raised  by  taxation  *  *  *  if  there  be 
the  least  possibility  that  it  will  be  promotive  in  any  degree  of  the  public  welfare." 

"To  justify  the  Court  in  arresting  the  proceedings  and  declaring  the  tax  void,  the 
absence  of  all  possible  public  interest  in  the  purpose  for  which  the  funds  are  raised 
must  be  clear  and  palpable,  so  clear  and  palpable  as  to  be  perceptible  by  every  mind 
:at  first  blush." 

"It  (the  Legislature)  can  thus  recognize  claims  founded  in  equity  and  justice  in 
the  largest  sense  of  these  terms,  or  in  gratitude  or  charity.  Independently  of  express 
•constitutional  restrictions  it  can  make  appropriations  of  money  wherever  the  public 
well-being  requires  or  will  be  promoted  by  it,  and  it  is  the  judge  of  what  is  for  the 
public  good." 

"  I  think  the  consideration  of  gratitude  alone  to  the  soldier  for  his  services,  be  he 
volunteer,  substitute,  or  drafted  man,  will  sustain  a  tax  for  bounty  money  to  be  paid 
to  him  or  his  family.  Certainly  no  stronger  consideration  of  gratitude  can  possibly 
•exist  than  that  which  arises  from  the  hardships,  privations  and  dangers  which  attend 
the  citizen  in  military  service ;  and  all  nations  have  ever  so  regarded  it.  *  *  * 
And  that  nation  will  live  longest  in  fact,  as  well  as  in  history,  and  be  most  prosper- 
ous, whose  people  are  most  sure  and  prompt  in  the  reasonable  and  proper  acknowl- 
edgment of  such  obligations." 

"Not  only  are  certain  expenditures  absolutely  essential  to  the  continued  exist- 
ence of  the  government  and  the  performance  of  its  essential  functions,  but  as  a  matter 
•of  policy,  it  may  sometimes  be  proper  and  wise  to  assume  other  burdens  which  rest 
entirely  upon  considerations  of  honor,  gratitude  or  charity." 

"It  has  never  been  deemed  essential  that  the  entire  community,  or  any  con- 
rsiderable  portion  of  it,  should  directly  enjoy  or  participate  in  any  improvement  or 
enterprise,  in  order  to  constitute  a  public  use  within  the  meaning  of  these  words  as 
fused  in  the  Constitution." 

"If  there  is  the  least  possibility  that  making  the  gift  will  be  promotive  of  the 
public  welfare,  it  becomes  a  question  of  policy  and  not  of  justice,  and  the  determina- 
tion of  the  Legislature  is  conclusive." 

The  principles  enunciated  in  these  cases,  and  also  many  others  I  have  examined 
of  a  like  character,  lead  me  to  the  conclusion  that  the  courts  would  not  be  likely  to 
interfere  with  the  determination  expressed  by  the  Legislature. 

In  the  course  of  my  investigation  I  have  learned  that  the  Federal  Government 
made  an  appropriation  from  the  taxes  of  the  District  of  Columbia  to  defray  the  ex- 
penses of  the  Annual  Encampment  of  the  Grand  Army  of  the  Republic  held  in  the 
<}ity  of  Washington  last  year.  I  have  also  learned  that  the  States  of  Massachusetts, 
California,  Wisconsin,  Colorado,  Ohio,  Michigan  and  Maine,  through  their  respect- 
ive Legislatures,  have  either  made  appropriations  from  their  respective  State  treas- 
uries for  the  same  purpose,  or  have  authorized  certain  cities  or  counties  within  their 
borders  to  raise  the  necessary  fund  by  taxation.  This  action  by  the  Federal  Gov- 
ernment and  many  of  the  States,  giving  an  expression  of  their  determination  that 
the  object  sought  to  be  benefited  is  for  the  public  good,  establishes  strong  precedents 
in  harmony  with  the  action  of  our  Legislature. 

In  my  opinion,  therefore,  the  Act  of  the  Legislature  is  constitutional. 

Respectfully, 

Aquilla  Q.  Jones, 

City  Attorney. 

Which  was  received  and  ordered  spread  on  the  minutes. 


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REPORTS,    ETC.,    FROM    STANDING    COMMITTEES. 

Mr.  Halloran,  on  behalf  of  a  majority  of  the  Committee  on  Fees 
and  Salaries,  to  whom  was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  10,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  and  fixing  the  salary  of  the  Clerk 
of  the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Made  the  following  report : 

Mr.  President : 

Your  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  10,  1893, 
relating  to  the  pay  of  the  Clerk  of  the  Board  of  Public  Works,  have  had  the  same 
under  consideration  and  recommend  that  the  same  be  amended  by  striking  out  the 
words  "fifteen  hundred  dollars"  and  inserting  in  lieu  thereof  the  words  "twelve 
hundred,"  and  when  so  amended  that  the  same  do  pass. 

H.  F.  Halloran. 

J.  F.  White. 

Mr.  Gasper,  on  behalf  of  a  minority  of  the  Committee  on  Fees 
and  Salaries 

Made  the  following  report : 

To  the  President  and  Members  of  the  Common  Council : 

Gentlemen — The  majority  of  your  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries,  to  whom 
was  referred  G.  O.  No.  10,  will  make  a  majority  report  and  recommend  a  reduction 
in  said  ordinance  from  $1,500  to  $1,200  in  the  salary  of  the  Clerk  of  the  Board  of 
Public  Works.  Being  convinced  that  the  amount  stated  in  the  ordinance  ($1,500) 
is  not  an  exorbitant  salary  for  such  services,  I  would  respectfully  submit  the  follow- 
ing minority  report:     That  the  ordinance  as  originally  introduced  be  passed. 

J.  L.  Gasper, 

Mr.  Gasper  moved  to  substitute  the  minority  for  the  majority 
report. 

Mr.  Halloran  moved  to  lay  Mr.  Gasper's  motion  on  the  table. 

Which  motion  was  lost  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  10 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Halloran,  Laut,  McGuffin,  Kass- 
mann,  Eyan,  Schrader,  White  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays,  11 — viz:  Councilmen  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Gauss,  Linn., 
McGill,  Puryear,  Schmidt,  Sherer  and  Young. 

The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  the  minority  report 
Which  was  lost  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  6 — viz :    Councilmen  Cooper,  Costello,  Gasper,  Linn,  Puryear  and  Young. 

Nays,  15 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Froschauer,  Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut, 
McGill,  McGuffin,  Kassmann,  Kyan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White  and  Presi- 
dent Murphy. 


March  20,  1893.]  CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  291 

The  question  being  on  the  adoption  of  the  majority  report. 
Which  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  17 — viz :  Councimen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Colstello,  Froschauer,  Gauss, 
Halloran,  Laut,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Eassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer, 
White  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays,  4 — viz :     Councilmen  Gasper,  Linn,  Puryear  and  Young. 

Mr.  Halloran,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries, 
to  whom  was  referred 

G.  O.  No.  8,  1893.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  the  officers 
and  employes  connected  with  the  Police  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana;  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith,  and 
fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Made  the  following  report : 

Mr.  President : 

Your  Committee  on  Fees  and  Salaries,  to  whom  was  referred  G.  O.  No.  8,  1893, 
providing  for  the  compensation  of  the  officers  and  employes  of  the  Police  Department, 
have  had  same  under  consideration  and  recommend  the  following  amendments  be 
made  thereto,  and  when  so  amended  that  said  ordinance  be  passed : 

Amend  the  paragraph  relating  to  the  pay  of  the  captains  of  police  by  striking- 
out  the  words  "ninety-three  dollars  and  seventy-five  cents"  and  inserting  in  lieu 
thereof  the  words  "ninety  dollars." 

Amend  the  paragraph  relating  to  the  pay  of  detectives  by  striking  out  the 
words  "twenty-five,"  and  inserting  in  lieu  thereof  the  word  "fifty." 

H.  F.  Halloran. 
J.  F.  White. 
J.  L.  Gasper. 

Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 

Mr.  Rassmann,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom 
was  referred 

Ap.  O.  No.  3,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  seventy-five  thousand  dollars 
for  the  legitimate  expenses  attending  the  preparation  for  the  reception  and  enter- 
tainment of  such  honorably  discharged  Union  soldiers,  sailors  and  marines  who 
served  in  the  war  of  the  rebellion  and  other  wars  of  the  United  States  as  may  at- 
tend as  delegates,  or  otherwise,  the  twenty-seventh  National  Encampment  of  the 
Grand  Army  of  the  Republic  at  Indianapolis,  Marion  county,  Indiana ;  designating 
the  persons  to  whom  it  shall  be  paid,  and  the  manner  in  which  it  shall  be  disbursed 
and  accounted  for ;  providing  for  the  levy  of  an  "  encampment  tax ;  "  authorizing 
the  City  Comptroller  to  make  a  temporary  loan  in  anticipation  of  the  revenue  of 
said  "  encampment  tax,"  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Reported  the  same  back  to  Council  without  action  by  the  com- 
mittee, and  moved  that  the  same  be  taken  up  and  read  second 
time. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Thereupon  Ap.  O.  No.  3,  1893,  was  read  the  second  time. 


292  JOURNAL  OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

Mr.  Colter  offered  the  following  amendment: 

Amend  Section  2  by  striking  out  the  entire  section  and  insert  in  lieu  thereof  the 
following : 

Section  2.  That  a  committee  of  seven  persons  (who  shall  serve  without  pay)r 
viz:  John  W.  Murphy,  August  Kiefer,  Hugh  H.  Hanna,  James  L.  Keach,  Albert 
Sahm,  B.  C.  Shaw  and  Michael  Steinhauer  shall  have  charge  of  the  disbursement  of 
said  sum,  which  committee  shall  be  known  as  the  "  Encampment  Committee ; "  and 
the  City  Comptroller  shall,  from  time  to  time,  draw  his  warrant  upon  the  City 
Treasurer  in  favor  of  said  committee  in  such  sums  as  the  needs  of  said  committee 
shall  require.  In  case  of  a  vacancy  occurring  in  said  committee  by  resignation,  or 
other  cause,  the  Mayor  shall  appoint  a  successor  to  fill  said  vacancy.  Said  com- 
mittee shall  continue  in  existence  so  long  as  the  duties  of  the  same  shall  require. 

Which  was  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes  21 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasperr 
Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,. 
Schmidt,  Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 


Mr.  Rassmann  moved  that  Ap.  0.  No.  3,  1893,  be  ordered  en- 
grossed, read  third  time  and  passed. 

Which  motion  was  adopted. 

Thereupon  Ap.  0.  No.  3,  1893,  was  ordered  engrossed,  read  the 
third  time  and  passed  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  20 — viz :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper, 
Gauss,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt,  Schrader,, 
Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nay,  1 — viz:     Councilman  Halloran. 

Mr.  Ryan  offered  the  following,  which  was  read  : 

We  are  opposed  to  the  ordinance  levying  a  tax  for  the  purpose  of  defraying  a 
part  of  the  expenses  of  the  National  Encampment  to  be  held  in  this  city  next  Sep- 
tember, for  the  reason  that  we  believe  all  of  the  sum  neceessary  for  that  purpose 
should  be  raised  by  subcriptions  made  by  those  directly  benefited  thereby,  but  as  that 
ordinance  has  already  sufficient  votes  to  pass  it  we  desire  that  our  votes  be  recorded 
with  the  majority  in  order  that  the  records  of  the  Council  may  show  no  difference  of 
opinion  among  us  on  that  subject,  and  we  ask  that  this  statement  of  our  position  be 
made  a  part  of  the  records  of  this  council  meeting. 

P.  J.  Ryan. 

J.  F.  White. 

Jas.  H.  Costello. 

Chas.  P.  Froschauer. 

Anton  Schmidt. 

The  Council  took  no  action  thereon. 


Mr.  Rassman,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom 
was  referred 


\ 

March  20,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  293 

Ap.  O.  No.  2,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $21,000  for  the 
purpose  of  paying,  at  maturity,  certain  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  known 
as  the  "Sellers  Farm"  bonds;  authorizing  the  City  Comptroller  to  negotiate  a  tem- 
porary loan  of  $21,000,  and  providing  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Made  the  following  report. 

Mr.  President : 

Your  Committee  on  Finance,  to  whom  was  referred  Ap.  O.  No.  2,  1893,  beg 
leave  to  report  that  we  have  considered  the  same  and  would  respectfully  recom- 
mend that  it  be  passed.  Emil  C.  Rassmann. 

J.  L.  Gasper. 
H.  W.  Laut. 
Jas.  H.  Costeleo. 
W.  H.  Cooper. 
P.  J.  Ryan. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  ir. 


Mr.  Laut,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Health,  to  whom  was 
referred 

G.  O.  No.  9,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  provide  for  the  appointment  of  an  inspector 
of  plumbing  and  house  drainage,  prescribing  his  qualification,  powers  and  duties, 
and  to  prescribe  the  mode  and  manner  of  house  drainage  and  plumbing  in  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  prescribing  penalties  for  the  violation  thereof,  providing  for  the 
publication  of  the  same,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Made  the  following  report : 

Mr.  President  : 

The  Committee  on  Health,  to  whom  was  referred  ordinance  No.  9,  known  as  the 
"plumbing  ordinance,"  respectfullv  recommend  its  passage. 

H.  W.  Laut. 
J.  B.  McGiffin. 
T.  B.  Linn. 
Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


Mr.  Laut,  on  behalf  of  the  Committee  on  Health,  to  whom  was 
referred 

G.  O.  No.  5,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  collecting,  keeping,  storing, 
handling,  and  licensing  the  removal  by  contract  of  kitchen  garbage,  night  soil  and 
other  refuse  matter,  whether  animal  or  vegetable,  and  regulating  the  cleaning  of 
sidewalks  on  all  improved  streets,  alleys  or  public  highways;  providing  a  penalty 
for  the  violation  thereof,  repealing  conflicting  ordinances  and  fixing  the  time  when 
the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Made  the  following  report : 

Mr.  President : 

The  Committee  on  Health  respectfully  reports  on  general  ordinance  No.  5  as 
follows  :  That  Section  9  be  amended  by  adding  to  the  same  the  following  words  : 
"Provided,  That  nothing  contained  in  this  ordinance  shall  be  so  construed  as  to  pre- 
vent any  owner  or  tenant  of  property  from  contracting  for  and  securing  the  re- 


294  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Kegular  Meeting 

moval  from  his  property,  by  any  individual  or  corporation,  of  any  accumulation  of 
night  soil,"  as  the  same  may  be  done  under  existing  ordinance,  and  that  when  so 
amended  the  same  be  passed.  H.  W.  Lattt. 


Which  was  read  and  concurred  in. 


J.  B.  McGuffin. 
T.  B.  Linn. 


INTRODUCTION    OF    GENERAL    AND    SPECIAL    ORDINANCES. 

Under  this  order  of  business  the  following  entitled  ordinances 
were  introduced  : 

By  Mr.  Colter : 

G.  O.  No.  11,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  amend  Section  one  (1)  of  general  ordinance 
No  48,  1892,  the  same  being  "  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of 
officers  and  employes  connected  with  the  fire  department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
and  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith,"  repealing 
conflicting  ordinances  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  That  Section  1  of  general  ordinance  No.  48,  of  1892,  the  same  being  "An 
ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  officers  and  emyloyes  connected  with 
the  fire  department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  and  repealing  all  ordi- 
nances, or  parts  of  ordinances,  in  conflict  therewith,"  passed  by  the  Common  Council 
on  the  —  day  of  December,  1892,  be  amended  to  read  as  follows : 

Seection  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  That  the  officers-  and  employes  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  shall 
receive  as  salary  and  compensation  in  full  for  their  services  as  members  of  said  fire 
department  the  several  sums  as  hereinafter  set  forth,   namely  : 

The  Chief  Fire  Engineer  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  eighteen  hundred 
dollars  ($1800)  per  year. 

The  First  Assistant  Chief  Fire  Engineer  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of 
fifteen  hundred  dollars  ($1500)  per  year. 

The  Second  Assistant  Fire  Engineer  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  twelve 
hundred  dollars  ($1200)  per  year. 

The  Superintendent  of  Telegraph  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  twelve 
hundred  dollars  ($1200)  per  year. 

The  Assistant  Superintendent  of  Telegraph  shall  receive  a  salary  at  the  rate  of 
twelve  hundred  dollars  ($1200)  per  year. 

Each  captain  and  engineer  shall  be  paid  salaries  at  the  rate  of  nine  hundred 
dollars  ($900)  per  year. 

Each  stoker,  driver,  hoseman,  truckman,  tillerman,  towerman  and  lineman  shall 
be  paid  salaries  at  the  rate  of  eight  hundred  and  twenty  dollars  ($820)  per  year. 

Each  watchman  and  telephone  man  shall  be  paid  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  seven 
hundred  and  thirty  dollars  ($730)  per  year. 

The  member  of  the  fire  force  whose  duty  it  is  made  to  repair  hose  shall  receive, 
in  addition  to  his  regular  pay,  an  additional  compensation  of  ten  dollars  monthly. 

Sec.  2.  That  the  fire  force  pay-roll  of  said  department  shall  be  kept  in  the  form 
prescribed  by  the  City  Comptroller,  and  all  salaries  hereinbefore  provided  for  shall 
be  drawn  and  paid  in  such  manner  as  may  be  designated  by  that  officer. 

Sec.  3.  Alt  ordinances,  or  parts  of  ordinances,  in  conflict  herewith  are  hereby 
repealed. 

Sec.  4.  This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its 
passage. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on 
Fees  and  Salaries. 


March  20,  1893.]  CITY   OF    INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  295 

By  Mr.  Laut : 

G.  O.  No.  12,  1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  the  deposit  of  or  accumulation  of 
manure  upon  any  lot  or  premises  within  the  City  of  Indianapolis ;  providing  a 
penalty  for  the  violation  thereof ;  providing  for  the  publication  of  the  same,  and 
fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  That  it  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person  to  place  or  deposit  manure,  or  to 
allow  the  same  to  accumulate  upon  any  lot  or  premises  within  said  city  at  a  less  dis- 
tance than  twenty  (20)  feet  from  any  dwelling  house,  unless  the  same  be  within  the 
walls  of  the  stable  upon  said  premises. 

Sec.  2.  Any  person  who  shall  violate  any  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance 
■shall,  upon  conviction  thereof,  he  fined  in  any  sum  not  exceeding  fifty  dollars  ($50). 

Sec.  3.  This  ordinance  shall  be  in  full  force  and  effect  from  and  after  its  passage 
and  publication  one  day  each  week  for  two  consecutive  weeks  in  the  Indianapolis 
Sentinel,  a  daily  newspaper  printed  and  published  in  said  city. 

t    Which  was  read  the  first  time. 
On  motion  of  Mr.  Laut,  the  constitutional  rules  were  suspended 
for  the  purpose  of  placing  G.  0.  No.  12,  1893,  on  its  final  passage. 

Thereupon  G.  0.  No.  12,  1893,  was  read  the  second  time,  ordered 
-engrossed,  read  the  third  time,  and  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  21 — viz :  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper, 
Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Purvear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt, 
Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

By  Mr.  Gasper: 

G.  O.  No.  13,  1893.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  licensing  of  pawn-brokers 
and  second-hand  and  junk  stores  ;  regulating  their  purchasing  or  receiving  goods 
from  minors;  providing  a  penalty  for  the  violation  thereof;  providing  for  the  pub- 
lication of  the  same,  and  fixing  the  time  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  That  it  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person  to  engage  in  the  business  of  a 
pawn-broker,  or  to  conduct  or  carry  on  a  second-hand  store  or  junk  store  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis  without  having  first  procured  and  paid  for  a  license  so  to  do, 
•as  provided  in  the  following  section. 

♦  Sec.  2.  The  fee  for  said  license  shall  be  $300  per  year. 
It  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  City  Comptroller  upon  the  presentation  of  the  Treas- 
urer's certificate  showing  the  payment  of  said  fee  into  the  city  treasury  to  issue  to 
the  person  entitled  thereto  the  license  applied  for.  Such  license  shall  be  designated 
■''Pawn-broker's  License,"  "Second-hand  Store  License"  and  "Junk  Store  License," 
and  the  Treasurer's  certificate  shall  designate  the  one  for  which  said  sum  has  been 
paid.  Said  licenses  shall  bear  date  from  the  first  day  of  July  each  year,  and  no  re- 
duction shall  be  made  for  any  part  of  the  year  having  already  elapsed  at  the  time 
of  making  the  application  for  said  license  :  Provided,  however,  That  all  licenses 
issued  for  the  remainder  of  the  year  expiring  June  30,  1893,  a  pro  rata  reduction 
for  the  time  elapsed  shall  be  made. 

Sec.  3.  It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person  conducting  or  carrying  on  a  second- 
hand store  or  junk  store  to  purchase  or  receive  from  a  minor  any  article  whatever 
without  first  having  obtained  the  written  consent  of  said  minor's  parent  or  guardian. 

Sec.  4.  Any  person  loaning  money  on  personal  property,  of  any  description, 
now  classed  as  "chattel  mortgage  broker,"  shall  be  known  as  pawn-brokers. 


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Sec.  5.  Any  person  violating  any  of  the  provisions  of  this  ordinance  shall,  upon 
conviction  thereof,  be  fined  in  any  sum  not  exceeding  one  hundred  dollars  ($100),  to 
which  may  be  added  imprisonment  not  to  exceed  thirty  days. 

Sec.  6.  This  ordinance  shall  be  in  full  force  and  effect  frona  and  after  its  pass- 
age and  publication  one  day  each  week  for  two  consecutive  weeks  in  the  Indian- 
apolis Sentinel,  a  daily  newspaper  printed  and  published  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

Which  was  read  first  time  and  referred  to  Committee  on  Finance. 


By  Mr.  Allen: 

G.  O.  No.  14,  1893.  An  ordinance  annexing  certain  platted  territory  to  the  City 
of  Indianapolis. 

Section  1.  Be  it  ordained  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana,  That  the  following  described  territory  be  and  the  same  is  hereby  annexed 
to  and  made  a  part  of  the  territory  constituting  and  forming  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis, Marion  county,  Indiana,  to-wit : 

Commencing  at  the  present  city  limits  at  the  intersection  of  Seventeenth  and 
Meridian  streets,  thence  extending  east  along  the  center  line  of  Seventeenth  street 
to  Central  avenue  and  thence  east  on  the  center  line  of  Sutherland  street  to  the 
Louisville,  New  Albany  &  Chicago  Railroad  tracks,  thence  north  along  the  Louis- 
ville, New  Albany  &  Chicago  Railroad  track  to  Twenty-second  street,  thence  west 
on  Twenty-second  street  to  the  east  bank  of  Fall  Creek,  thence  in  a  southwesterly 
direction  along  the  south  bank  of  Fall  Creek  to  the  center  of  Meridian  street, 
thence  south  to  the  place  of  beginning. 

Sec.  2.  This  ordinance  shall  take  effect  and  be  in  force  from  and  after  its  pass- 
age and  publication  for  two  consecutive  weeks  in  the  Indianapolis  Sentinel,  a  daily 
newspaper  of  general  circulation  printed  and  published  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Marion  county,  Indiana. 

Which  was  read  the  first  time,  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on 
Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys. 


MISCELLANEOUS    BUSINESS. 


Mr.  Rassmann  offered  the  following  resolution  : 

Whereas,  heretofore,  to-wit :  On  the  16th  day  of  April,  1849,  Lazarus  B.  Wil- 
son and  Mary  T.  Wilson,  his  wife,  conveyed  lot  No.  four  (4)  in  square  No.  seventy- 
two  (72)  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  to  the  City  Council  of  Indianapolis  and  their 
successors  in  office  and  their  assigns  forever,  which  conveyance  was  made  for  school 
purposes,  though  such  purpose  is  not  expressed  in  the  deed ;  and 

Whereas,  The  Board  of  School  Commissioners  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis 
have  decided  that  the  interests  of  the  schools  of  said  city  now  require  that  the 
school  heretofore  maintained  should  be  removed  elsewhere,  and  have  sold  said  lot 
to  Thomas  J.  Hamilton  ;  and 

Whereas,  By  reason  of  the  fact  that  the  conveyance  to  said  City  Council  as- 
aforesaid  did  not  show  that  it  was  conveyed  for  such  school  purpose,  some  question 
might  be  raised  as  to  the  sufficiency  of  the  deed  of  the  Board  of  School  Commis- 
sioners to  Thomas  J.  Hamilton  ;  now,  therefore,  to  put  such  question  at  rest,  be  it 

Resolved  by  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  Thomas  L. 
Sullivan,  Mayor  of  said  city,  be  and  he  is  hereby  authorized,  empowered  and  directed 
to  execute  the  deed  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  releasing  and  conveying  to  said 
Thomas  J.  Hamilton  all  the  apparent  interest  of  said  city  in  said  lot. 


March  20,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,   IND.  297 

Which  was  read  and  adopted  by  the  following  vote : 

Ayes,  21 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper, 
Gauss,  Halloran,  Lant,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt, 
Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays — None. 

Mr.  Rassmann  offered  the  following  resolution  : 

Mr.  President : 

I  present  the  following  resolution  and  move  its  adoption: 

Whereas,  Heretofore  at  the  different  dates  hereinafter  mentioned  there  were 
conveyed  by  the  different  persons  hereinafter  named  to  the  City  Council  of  Indian- 
apolis, and  their  successors  in  office  and  their  assigns  forever,  the  lots,  parcels  and 
pieces  of  real  estate  hereinafter  described,  which  conveyances  and  each  of  them  was 
made  for  school  purposes  and  have  ever  since  been  used  for  school  purposes,  though 
such  purpose  is  not  expressed  in  the  deeds  of  such  conveyances ;   and 

Whereas,  The  legal  title  ought  to  be  vested  in  the  Board  of  School  Commissioners 
of  the  City  of  Indianapolis;  now,  therefore,  to  put  the  title  to  said  several  lots  and 
parcels  of  real  estate  at  rest  in  said  the  Board  of  School  Commissioners  of  the  City 
of  Indianapolis;  be  it 

Resolved,  By  the  Common  Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  That  Thomas  L. 
Sullivan,  Mayor,  of  said  city,  be  and  is  hereby  authorized  empowered  and  directed 
to  execute  the  deed  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  releasing  and  conveying  to  said  the 
Board  of  School  Commissioners  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  the  following  described 
lots,  parcels  and  pieces  of  real  estate  in  Marion  County,  Indiana: 

List  of  Deeds — Property  for  School  Purposes  Transferred  to  the  Common 
Council  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  in  Marion  County,  Indiana  : 

May  7,  1872. 
High  School  No.  1 — Corner  Pennsylvania  and  Michigan  streets.  Commencing  at  the 
southwest  corner  of  square  4,  in  said  city,  thence  north  on  the,  west  line  of  said 
square,  two  hundred  and  fifty-two  and  one-half  feet,  thence  east  one  hundred  and 
ninety-five  feet  to  alley,  thence  south  two  hundred  and  fifty-two  and  one-half  feet 
to  Michigan  street,  thence  west  one  hundred  and  ninety-five  feet  to  the  place  of 
beginning. 

March  1,  1875. 
No.  3 — Meridian  street,  between  Ohio  and  New  York.     Lots  number  eight  (8)  and  nine 
(9)  in  square  number  thirty-six  (36),  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

September  19,  1857. 
No.  4 — Corner  of  Blackford  and  Michigan  streets.  Lots  numbered  seventy-five  (75)  and 
seventy-six  (76),  and  also  thirty-two  feet  five  and  one-half  inches  (32  ft.  5i  in.)  off 
the  east  side  of  lot  numbered  seventy-seven  (77)  in  said  Blackford's  subdivision 
of  outlots  numbered  one  hundred  and  fifty-four  in  said  city,  which  lots  are 
bounded  as  follows:  Commencing  at  the  southeast  of  said  lot  numbered  sev- 
enty-five (75),  running  thence  west  with  Michigan  street  one  hundred  and  fifty- 
seven  feet  and  four  and  a  half  inches  (157  ft.  4^  in.)  to  Blackford  street,  thence 
north  with  Blackford  street  two  hundred  and  ten  feet  (210  ft.)  to  an  alley,  thence 
east  with  said  alley  one  hundred  and  fifty-seven  four  and  one-half  inches  (157  ft. 
4J  in.)  to  an  alley,  thence  south  with  said  alley  two  hundred  and  ten  feet 
(210  ft.)  to  the  place  of  beginning. 

February  2,  1878. 
Wo.  19 — Shelby  street,  south  of  Prospect.     Lot  one  (1)  in  square  one  (1)  of  Hubbard, 
Martindale  &  McCarty's  southeast  addition  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 


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March  8,  1875. 
No.   20 — Spruce  street,   between   Prospect  and    Orange.     Lots   Nos.    twenty-four    (2-4), 
twenty-five  (25)  and  twenty-six  (26)  in  block  (5)  in  southeast  addition  to  the 
City  of  Indianapolis. 

April  1,  1876. 
No.  22— Corner  of  Chestnut  and  Hill  streets.     The  undivided  -§  of  lots  numbered  91, 
92,  93,  94,  95,  96  and  97  in  McCarty's  south  addition  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis! 

June  3,  1876. 
The  undivided  $  of  lots  91,  92,  93,  94,  95,  96  and  97  in  same  addition. 

April  26,  1879. 
No.  23 — Corner  of  Fourth  and  Howard  streets.     Lots  numbered  28,  29  and  30  in  West 
heirs'  addition  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

May  31,  1879. 
No.  24 — Corner  of  North  and  Minerva  streets.     Lots  7  and  8  in  square  No.  1  in  Har- 
ris' subdivision  of  out-lot  157  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

July  31,  1879. 
No.  25 — Corner  of  New  Jersey  and  Merrill  streets.     The  southeast  quarter  (s.  e.  })  and 
five  (5)  feet  off  of  the  east  side  of  the  southwest  quarter  (s.  w.  j)  of  out  lot 
twenty-two  (22)  in  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

May  23,  1874. 
No.  13 — Corner  of  Buchanan  and  Beaty  street*.     Lot  numbered  sixteen  (16)  in  the 
subdivision  made  by  David  Beaty,  administrator  of  the  estate  of  John  Greer,  of 
3to3o  acres  of  land  of  out-lot  numbered  one  hundred  i(100)  in  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis. 

May  22,  1873. 
Lots  numbered  seventeen   (17),  eighteen  (18),  nineteen  (19),  twenty  (20),  twenty- 
one  (21)  and  twenty-two  (22)  in  the  subdivision  made  by  David  Beaty,  adminis- 
trator of  the  estate  of  John  Greer,  as  per  plat  book  No. ,  p.  ,  of  the 

Recorder's  office  of  Marion  county,  Indiana. 

December  5,  1848. 
No.  15 — Market,  between    West  and  California  streets.     Lot  numbered  twenty-one  (21) 
in  out-block  numbered  one  hundred  and  forty -seven  (147)  in  the  City  of  Indian- 
apolis. 

October  8,  1872. 
No.  16 — Corner  of  Bloomington  and,  Springfield  streets.     Lots  numbered  one  (1),  two 
(2)  and  three  (3)  in  James  Blake's  and  James  M.  Ray's  subdivision  of  out-lot 
numbered  twelve  (12)  in  Indianola,  west  of  White  river. 

May  23,  1873. 
No.  17 — Corner  of  West  Michigan  road  and  Huntington  street.     Lot  numbered  one  (1) 
in  Mayhew  heirs'  addition  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

April  24,  1880. 
Fifty  feet  wide  off  of  the  east  side  of  lot  numbered  two  (2)  in  same  subdivision, 
in  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

July  9,  1870. 
No.  18 — Yandes  street,  between  Home  avenue  and  Lincoln  avenue.     Lots  forty-three  (43), 
forty-four  (44)  and  forty-five  (45)  in  Elijah  Fletcher's  subdivision  of  E.  T.  & 
S.  K.  Fletcher's  addition  to  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 


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January  8,  1872. 
No.  6 — Corner  of  Union  and  Phipps  streets.     Lot  numbered  24  in  out-lot  115  in  the 
City  of  Indianapolis. 

August  28,  1871. 
No.  7 — Corner  of  Bates  and  Benton  streets.     Lot  numbered  29  in  Bates'  subdivision  of 
out-lot  numbered  eighty-nine  (89)   in  the  City  of  Indianapolis;  also  lots  Nos. 
31,  32  and  30  in  same  subdivision. 

January  31,  1872. 

■No.  10 — Comer  of  Home  avenue  and  Ash  street.  Lots  numbered  one  (1),  five  (5)  and 
six  (6)  in  Alvord  &  Co.'s  subdivision  of  Butler  &  Fletcher's  addition  to  College 
Corner,  Indianapolis. 

January  27,  1872. 
Lots  two  (2),  three  (3)  and  four  (4)  in  same  subdivision. 

April  26,  1872. 
No.   11 — Corner  of  Tennessee  and  Fourth  streets.     Lots   numbered   eleven   (11)    and 
twelve  (12)  in  block  marked  twelve  (12)  of  Drake's  addition  to  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis. 

July  28,  1873. 
No.  12 — Corner  of  [West  and  McCarty  streets.  Lots  numbered  fifteen  (15),  sixteen 
(16),  seventeen  (17),  eighteen  (18)  and  nineteen  (19)  in  the  south  half  of  out-lot 
one  hundred  and  twenty-seven  (127)  according  to  the  subdivision  thereof  made 
by  James  C.  Yohn,  administrator  of  estate  of  William  Sheets,  in  the  City  of 
Indianapolis. 

March  19,  1880. 
No.   26 — Beeler   street,  between  Lincoln  avenue  and  Seventh  street.      Lot    No.   100   in 
Ingram  Fletcher's  second  addition,  being  a  subdivision  of  the  southwest  quarter 
of  section  31,  T.  S.  16,  north  of  range  4  E.,  as  per  plat  book ,  p. 

March  17,  1880. 
Lot  No.  101  in  same  addition. 

Lots  Nos.  102  and  103  in  same  addition. 

February  15,  1882. 
No.  27 — Corner  of  Park  avenue  and  Eighth  street.     Lot  numbered  28  in  Caven's  sub- 
division in  lots  numbered  6  and  7  in  Johnson  heirs'  addition,  being  the  fifth  lot 
from  the  northwest  corner  of  Park  avenue  and  Eighth  street,  in  the  City  of  In- 
dianapolis. 

January  21,  1882. 
Lots  numbered  13,  14,  15  and  16  in  Oliver's]  (guardian)  subdivision  of  Johnson 
heirs'  subdivision  of  lot  5  and  part  of  lot  6. 

February  4,  1882. 
No.  28 — Fletcher  avenue.     Lot  116  in  Fletcher,  Stone,  Witt,  Taylor  and  Hoy t  sub- 
division of  out-lot  94,  95,  96,  97,  98,  and  the  south  half  of  91. 

January  21. 
Lot  117  ;  also  lot  118  in  same  subdivision. 

Which  was  read  and  referred  to  the  Commiitee  on  Judiciary. 


300  JOURNAL   OF    COMMON    COUNCIL.  [Regular  Meeting 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Costello,  Mr.  Puryear  was  added  to  the  Com- 
mittee on  Sewers,  Streets  and  Alleys  for  the  purpose  of  looking  up 
a  place  for  express  wagons,  drays,  etc. 


ORDINANCES    ON    SECOND    READING. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up,  read  a  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  and  then 
read  the  third  time  : 

G.  O.  No.  8,  1893.  An  ordinance  providing  for  the  compensation  of  the  officers 
and  employes  connected  with  the  Police  Department  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis, 
Indiana;  repealing  all  ordinances  or  parts  of  ordinances  in  conflict  therewith,  and 
fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  21 — viz :  Messrs.  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper, 
Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt, 
Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Halloran,  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  and  then 
read  the  third  time  : 

G.  O.  No.  10,1893.  An  ordinance  regulating  and  fixing  the  salary  of  the  Clerk  of 
the  Board  of  Public  Works  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote: 

Ayes  20 — viz:  Messrs.  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper,  Gauss, 
Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt, 
Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 

Nays  1 — viz  :     Mr.  Allen. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassmann,  the  following  entitled  ordinance 
was  taken  up,  read  second  time,  ordered  engrossed,  and  then  read 
the  third  time  : 

G.  O.  No.  9,  1893.  An  ordinance  to  provide  for  the  appointment  of  an  inspector 
of  plumbing  and  house  drainage,  prescribing  his  qualification,  powers  and  duties, 
and  to  prescribe  the  mode  and  manner  of  house  drainage  and  plumbing  in  the  City 
of  Indianapolis,  prescribing  penalties  for  the  violation  thereof,  providing  for  the 
publication  of  the  same,  and  fixing  the  time  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote  : 

Ayes  21 — viz:  Councilmen  Allen,  Colter,  Cooper,  Costello,  Froschauer,  Gasper, 
Gauss,  Halloran,  Laut,  Linn,  McGill,  McGuffin,  Puryear,  Rassmann,  Ryan,  Schmidt, 
Schrader,  Sherer,  White,  Young  and  President  Murphy. 


March  20,  1893.]  CITY   OF   INDIANAPOLIS,    IND.  301 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Rassman  the  following  entitled  ordinance  was 
taken  up,  read  the  second  time,  ordered  engrossed  and  then  read 
the  third  time  : 

Ap.  O.  No.  2,  1893.  An  ordinance  appropriating  the  sum  of  $21,000  for  the 
purpose  of  paying,  at  maturity,  certain  bonds  of  the  City  of  Indianapolis,  known  as 
the  "Sellers  Farm"  bonds;  authorizing  the  City  Comptroller  to  negotiate  a  tempo- 
rary loan  of  $21,000,  and  providing  when  the  same  shall  take  effect. 

And  was  passed  by  the  following  vote