At the couucil meeting Mouday evening, a communioation was read frorn the Farmers' & JVIechanics' Bank, in which the bank demanded payruent on ColliuV; assignment to it, as too the ongineers last estirnate $1,004.81. Orders were ordered drawn to pay the labor claims amounting to $2,] 87. 61, and also the olaim of the bank aniounting to $1,212.56. This resuJted in a very satisfactory issue of the tronble the laborera had found themselves in the past few days, and as early as seven o'clock the next luorning they were on hand at the city clerk's office for the warrants. It took the olerk until one o'clock to preparejthe warrants, bnt he was ready for the rush when it came. The money was very welcome to the laborers as the amount has been "hung up" for several weeks now.