A liotly eontested battleof worda was fought n the council chamber last Monday night. I., w.s prei-i pítate J by tlie report of the corumiltet-s to whom were referred t lie projiosed street rail way ordinance. They reported in favor of gran ti nu the francbises asked by the Ann Arbor company, provided thecompany be required to furnish transfer tickets. Aid. Miller moved that the report be accepted and adopted. Aid Marlin, seconded by Aid. Mann, raoved to ay it on the table. The president declared the molion passed.but a calling of the yeas and naya disclosed that the vote stood tí to 4 against it. The debate on the original question then waxed hol. President Howlett called Aid. O'Marato the chair and with impassioned eloquence argued against grantingthe Ann Arbor franchise until the Ypsilanti company could make some arrangement witli the local company. Oiher aldermen took a hand in the discussion and personal ities were frequently indulged in. Ilarmouy - at Ie temporary haruiony - was brouhtatioul by the passage of the motion oifered by Aid. Walker, to the effect that action be pOBtponed till the next regular meeting, Ahl-. llcrz and A. F. Martin voling no. Anotlter tiff was CKiised l)y ihe looation of a iew electric light. The aldermen decided to place it near Hamilton, Bose & öheehan's addition. The treasurer was authorized to ilisburse. the snuis approjriated lor the widening of División Bireet. The usual monthly reports were read, and the council adjouined.