The eouncil held a meeting Monduy afternoon to consider the question of condemning land for parks, ineluding tho Henning property, opposite the M, C. depot and the "Cat Hole." L. D. Carr appeared for M. M. Wheelock and asked $1,000 for his property. H. G. Prettyinan estimated that the property wanted at this point could be secured for $3,800. He appeared as owning the "Cat, Hole" proper and asked $1,300 for his interest. The McLaughlin heirs who claim the same property, it is understood were represented by iM. J. Cavanaugn, who also is attorney for the Hennings. Mr. Oavanaugh was present but had nothing to sayalthough all eres were tumed toward him. Aid. 'Hamilton asked (Air. Prettynian if lie had any objectíons to a special assessment district ofthose benefited and Jlr. Prettyman responded. "Xot a partiële." The eouncil awaited the expiration of th'e liour aud then passed the formal resolutions, reciting the action in the premises to date, and reciting the fact that the eouncil had determined to lay out and establish two parks. The resolutions passed by a unanimous vote of the 11 aldermen present and Aid. Hamilton, Jenny, and Grose were appointed a committee to obtain the terms and conditions of release of title and all damages accruing from the proposed parks. The committee expect to report at the next meeting of the eouncil when formal condemnation proceedings will proba'bly be commenced.