At tne special meeting ot the couuciJ Monday evening all the members were preseut except President Hiscook aud Aid. Koch, Giossrnan and Danforth. Aid. Cady oconpied the chair. A commnnicatiou from the board of public works was read as follows aud a resolutiou in accordance with it was passed unauiruously "The board of public works respectfully requests yonr honorable body to pass a resolntion requiring the Ann Arbor Street Railway Co. to place its tracks ou Detroit st. betweeu N. Fourth ave. and the bridge crossing the Michigan Central railroad on the established grade of said street, that it macadaniize betweeu its said tracks on said sreet in the sanie mauuer as the city is now ruacadamiziug said street and that it replace all ties on said street with new oak ties, it being the judgment oí the board that if the old and decayed ties are uot removed bef ore said street is macadamized that said pavement will be continually brokeu, iujnred and disturbed by putting in new ties." The Hay & Todd Co. and IMiss Kate J. Rogers were directed to remove the scales belouging to thern ou Detroit st. within five days. The question of putting watering fountaiu and grass plnts at the juuction of S. Fourth ave., aud Detroit st. aud at the juuctiou of Detroit and Beakes sta., as petitioned for by 100 residents of the city, was referred to the committee on streets The recomoiendatiou of the aidewalk conmrittee to place briok crosswalks ou the west t-ide of State st. across William st. , aud on the south side of William st. aeross State st., a plank crossvalk on the east side of Asbley st. aeross Madison st., aud ou west side of Tnppau ave,, a sidewaik on west side of Uott st, from Miller ave. north, 'Lid establisbiug ceitain sidewalk grades was adoptíd unauimousiy. Alderman Arthur Brown stirred up the board of works and street conimissioner with a firey resolutiou, deuiaudiug that they get a lively hustle ou aud complete a lot of sidewalk and crosswalk building orderád by the couucil, but finatly withdrew bis resolutiou alter a brief discussiou had eusued over it. President W. B. Smith, of the board, was preseut, and explaiued that thev were movicg as rapidly as possi bie.