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Rochester, New York
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0 ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE : FRIDAY, JTJIiY 18. 1890. FFORT OUR GREATEST E A Sale of Huge Magnitude and Gigantic Proportions! NEW ADVEBTI8EMENT8. Summer Footwear .. MARKED DOWN . AT THE Slipper jobber ONE-PRICE RY the failure of a Boston Boot, Shoe and the ourchase of the entire stock by BECK, and the shipping of it here to his Bargain Annex to be disposed of, allow him to' offer colossal and stupendous bargains to all who are in nccu ui my muu oi iuuhvmi. Remember, we are the bargain hustlers of this town. There will be carloads of bargains. Shoes Bone ! fnr fill! Prices Cut Clean to the Every Pair Subjected to the fcxe ! Remember, this is not mere brag, but cold facts, solid pills of truth. Swallow them whole they are iaccs iney won c hurt you, but are warranted a sure cure for extravagance and foolish waste of money. A FEW PRICES ARE QUOTED". Ladies' Cloth Slippers, 10c. Ladies' tan and kid Oxfords, with or vithout pat. leather trimmings, 56c ; reduced from $1. Ladies' Serge Congress, 50c ; reduced from $1. Ladies' opera kid Button, 75c, reduced from $1.25. Ladies' and misses (job lot) tan Button and Lace Shoes, . only S5c ; worth $2. Tennis Shoes for men, 60c, worth $1. Gentlemen's fine Dress Shoes, $1.50 : reduced from $2. Gentlemen's fine calf Seamless Shoes, $2 ; reduced from $3. VVorkingmen's solid leather Shoes, 75c ; worth $1.25. Misses' kid or goat button, 75c ; reduced from $1.25. Youths' calf Bals., 75c ; reduced from $1.50. Children's kid Cacks, 22c ; reduced from 35c. Children's kid Spring Heel Shoes, 40c ; reduced from 75c Come in and see what 50c wil! buy in any kind of footwear. You will be surprised. ZT Don't forget our Grand Opening, Saturday, July 19. Come early, to avoid the big rush. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. NEW YORK STATE FAIR. Kofreshmeut and Other Privileges. Bids solicited for the nrivlvileees for the State Fair, Syracuse, Sept. lltii to 18in, 18SK). Proposals will be opened at Vanderbilt House, Syracuse, Tuesday, Auirust 6th. 10 a. m, r or list of privileges and blanks, address js. . S. Agricultural Society, Albany, H.'. $1,550; Scio St. COTTAGE HOUSE, SIX ROOM3. CELLAR, water and sewer, lot 83x110. Now occupied by the owner. A pood home for some railroad man. McKINNEY & RON, 44 AKCADE. iism Why is it the best people In town are buyintr of us ou easy, weekly or monthly, payments? Because our prices are the lowest and our assortment the larpost. Men's, Kov's and Children's Keady Wade Suits, warranted to tit equal to made-to-order sroods. Ladies' Dress Uoods Jackets, stylish Millinery, etc. "The People's" Installment Clothintr Parlors, rooms, 6 and 7. over 16 State-st., cor. Exchange Place. Open evenings. Democrat and Chronicle IS THE MYSTERY SOLVED? TELBPHOKH Editorial Rooms - Counting Iloora - - CALL, no 8T COMPARATIVE TEMPERATURE. Rudolph Schmidt &. Co.'s Thermometer. Probable That the Conduit Never Carried 9,000,000 Gallons. MR. TUBBS HAS RESIGNED V V-. Joly IT. 1X9. Ik- . ,!R 3S I an Stop Ye must reduce stock to make room for fall goods. You can buy Bicycle Shoes, Lawn Tennis Shoes and ladies' Oxford's for "almost a song." Call and see for yourself. YOUR HUS-baoda or sons drlnkinir and ho will not know that you gave him anything, for it has no taste, color or smell ; one dose will stop him and a tew will cure him. 135 DR. Streeter, Wilder Bldg. rrSAGOJXMGOODGOSOLETSALLGO. On the moonlight excursion to the 1000 Islands, via Str. Pilgrim. Saturday. July 19th, leaving Charlotte at 7.3tl p. m., calling at Kingston, and arriving at Alexander i!ay at 9 a. if)., passing through the Islands by daylight; ull day Sunday at the loveliest sDot ou earth. The Inland W au- derer will give Pilgrim passengers a 50 mile trip among the islands, leaving Alexandria Bay at 3 p. m., giving the best and only complete view of nil trie imnorlftnt islands. Kound trip only $3. Tickets good one week. Tlerths null tirkets should be secured in ad vance at the Lewis Jc Co. Agency, 175 Central Ave., opposite N. x . J. station. J. G. ECU WEND LER, Pass. Agent.. 68 East Iain Street. 68 Williams & Rogers VALUABLE BOOK FREE. TTfla tfiVpn Ttoqfiossion of its new home in the Young Mon's Christian Association Building and is prepared to receive visitors. The pro- nrictnrs nVsira to bo entirely modest, but at tne B.i tnft time t hev wih the fact unileretood that they now have the finest suite of commercial school rooms in America if not in the world. This institution has become a leader In this de partment of education, and it is the desig-n or tne managr8 to nave us iiosinrn m lu.s kkriu still more clearly defined. The Twenty-Sixth Annual Catalogue, outlining the course of study und giving the names of last year's pupils, description of new buil Jinir, conditions of admission, &o will bo mailed to any address. The next school year will open September 8th. 245 13 a.m. 1 8 A. . . 9 iS.I k Jl A. M-P ' lit M. - 71 -7 4 -to 8P.M. .3 : 8p.m.-M m p-m. J hi 6 p.m. m 0 7 M 'W - i f 73 12 m S 69 ... tm , July 1W.1W90. I I ft 1 5 s A.M. : oa 3 1 7 i ? TO I9 iiA.M.-L,i! ts I s.; nj ;Hffl'l!tTrt'fl'rr.TP"irw'"" 3 P. H.- ( 4 p. M. Vi SI e p. m. L n 7 p. M.-rS 9 P. m. J- At tho Request of the Executive Board Ha Handed in His Resignation Yesterday His Probable Successor Opinions From Prominent Men. TRY OUR WANT COLUMNS. Weather Forecast. The forec&at for Western New York for to-day la: Cooler, fair weather. TO SUMMER TOURISTS. Reaien of the Democrat anil Chronielo who contemplate temporarily absenting thcmclve from the city can have the daily edition mailed to them regularly, post paid, at 13 eetits per week, or 50 cents per month. Subxcribers can have their paper tranferred pontage paid, by having the address at this office. The addresi will be changed as often as desired ; but in all cases the old as icel as the new one must be given. TOWN TALK 206 PLACE: Opposite TThicomb House. East u Main St. ANNEX C. F. "WOOD, Manager. LEADERS O OF LOVJ Carroll, . Beadle & Co. Q LEADERS OF LOW nriinrf AUR new catalogue and sample book of typewriter supplies is , now ready for distribution. It contains samples of twenty different kinds of fine linen papers, which are espec ially adapted writer use. If use a typewriter, then the paper is just the thing for your letrer or note heads. Be sure and get a sample book. Remember, and do not pay over 50 cents for a type-writer ribbon. for type- you do not MATTINGS, LINOLEUMS, TURKISH AND SMYRNA CARPETS AO RUGS ART SQUARES, DRAPERIES, CURTAINS, Etc. The largest stock in Western New York and at the LOWEST PRICES! A very important meeting of the West End Bicycle Club will be held this evening. A regular meeting of Friends Council R. T. of T. will be held this evening at Room Ko. 6, No. 61 State street. A regular meeting of Monroe Com-mandery will be held this evening. Business of importance is to be brought up and a full attendance is desired. A meeting of the Board of Managers of the Btate Industrial School was called for yesterday afternoon. A quorum could not be obtained and the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the president of the board. The Schiller Ilertha ladies' society has elected the following officers : President, Emma Bornkessel; vice-president, Sophie Quantz ; secretary, Mary P. Winter ; financial secretary, Dorothea Keun ; treasurer, Auguste Lorenzo. The ladies of West avenue and vicinity with Mrs. Kitt3 have arranged for a series of lawn festivals on the grounds of Captain G. F. Kitts, No. 590 West avenue. The first will be held this evening. Bauer's band will be in attendance and furnish ex cellent music. ENERGY, Integrity, Civility and Low Prices are our weapons of warfare and defense, and we intend to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer. ' Our friends, the enemy, may copy our business methods, if they will. There is no law to prevent; that. We never copy from our neighbors, but constantly lead with new and original ideas. So much for preliminaries ; now to business. Eighteen Jet Wraps; a few Traveling Wraps; a nice line of Lace Wraps, all at 50c on the dollar. Corset Covers, Skirts, Chemise, Drawers, a few dozens of each, at half price. Pillow Shams at cost. Notion department contains novelties in veweirj. Elegant line of Club Bags, Soaps, Perfumes Supplies b the million. Scrantom, Wetmore & Co. and Dressmakers' CARROLL, BEADLE & CO.p HEBARD Mantel & Marble Works Are now shoving a very fine line of MANTELS, GRATES, TILES, ETC. at all prices. New designs constantly arriving, for we keep up with the times. Call and examine our stock and be convinced that we are the people. 214 South St. Paul Street Grocer Wagons, Top Buggies, Surreys AT PRICES TO scrr A IX. Made by Sullivan Bros., East Ave. COME AND SEE U51 W H. ROWERDINK C5-G7 West Mala St. KINDS PAPER BAGS On band and made to order 8M Mll-L STREET MACKIE Piano, Organ & Music Co. lOO STATE ST. TTXE VTOtlKS-Stradlvarlus. Ole Bull. x-iM,i,,a A.nati. Guarnenus, i'airamni. maim, Klotz and Sterner mouis. . hnnli Whole outtils : Violin, violin case. how. book and rosin, at $5.. $3.iJ, 5J, $15 and upwuxas. ONE PRICE. LOW PRICE. BAN.TOS-Artista Grand tl2. Luscomb f 25, and others th to tlU ; iare uk"'"'- bas and ,,,. ranted pertect and Buaranteed not . to split or , .r.wU American mawe. ruicok"' tbe money. Klied price $13. ALIOliAitrs or auiu learn: no knowledge ot music necessary. Flared by number, fcweei auu yicuoius dent , ... v,iil,v,j New music ana dookb us -v. Send for free catalog's. Compare our prices and ifoocs anu we nuuw mu. .i. - . v. your orders, tmal! Kods P'-nt C.. O. D. on receipt of 6)c f $1 for box and packing, subject to xaniinauon and approval. 1 HOWE S ROGERS SO, 82, S4 State Street. 65- 67 MILL STREET. Beautify the Veranda OF YOUR TOWN H0CJ5E OK COTTAQE WITH A HANDSOME FLOWER POT. LARGE STOCK JUST OPENED. Temperance Prize Speaking. The third elocutionary contest of the se ries in charge of the Eighth Ward Woman's Christion Temperance Union will be held at Emanuel Churoh oa Monday evening next beginning at 7 :45 o'clock. The programme includes prize recitations for the JJemoress Silver Medal, by a class of eight young peo ple. Good music will be an attractive iea-ture of the entertainment. The proceeds will be used toward furnishins the new headquarters of the Eighth Ward Woman's Christian Temperance Lmon at 0. 14J West Avenue. Lima Seminary Alumni. The alumni of the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima met yesterday at tne First M. E. Church. A constitution was adonted and Mrs. E. B. Green, 8. H. Lowe, Dr. Mary E. Stork, Judge John D. Lynn, Mrs. John . Morgan, i.ev. Sykes, Mrs. C. S. Baksr. Miss Clara F. Bristol and V. A. butnerlana were ap pointed as a temporary uiBuiuoiauiy executive committee. WW His Foot Crushed. Alfred Daly, a boy employed in E. P. Reed & Co. 's shoe factory on boutn bt. Paul street, had his foot severely crushed in the elevator in that building, yesterday af ternoon. It was projecting from the outer edge of the floor of the elevator and was caught under a rafter and severely squeezed before the car could be stoppea. ina wouuu was dressed and the boy sent home. CAL1UKAP1I is the best Writing Machine upon tbe niarkot. Over 4W in use In thistity. Agunoy-lU'J-tii l-owers f H. C. Wisner, . State and Church. A Pan of Sulphur. Box No. 2 1 was pulled last night at 8 o'clock calling the firemen to a house at the corner of Alexander street ana Jit. iiope avenue, wnere smosa was pummg of George W. Crouch's houses. It was found that a pan of sulphur lert on tne wm makinc all the trouble. One of Alerts carried the pan into the street, family was absent. WATCHES ASK FOR THE -CELEBRATED V ACHERON WATCHES, AT McALLASTER & HU&3URCH EROS. JEWELEK3, 22 6TATE S"27- Rudolph Schmidt k Co. ELECTRICAL SUPPLY DEPOT I OPTICAL, V-rp' Tkl ATTI KAf ATICAL. ; Kt.WTllir; anl TELEGRAPHIC INSTRUMENTS. CI Coot lliin inn front St V7Ur - ' 1 Contractors for Electrical Worlu. ' Thereby Hangs a Tala." riHE young- man with the nobby suit I th Mve of the vounsr (Tirl, tukes the tMe at iti flood and that leads cm to fortune. Tbe suit was made by Music et Races. O. E. Sutton the popular cornetist and tho director of the Arbuckle military band had been engaged to furnish the musio during the Grand Circuit meeting at the Driv ing Park. Mr. Button is arranging an attractive programme which will be rendered by a band of twenty carefully selected musicians. A Pleasant Lawn Festival. The Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor of Calvary Church held a lawn festival last evening, at the residence of F. S. Stebbins, No. 24 Hamilton Place. The yard was tastefully decoratea wim imooi lanterns, and tbe young peopia utu freedom of the grounds and house. Hackie Piano, Organ and Music COMPANT, 7 IMPORTERS, JOBBERS AND MANUFACTURERS lOO State Sti- DON'T LET YOUR GROCER Bend you a cheap, poor or dangerous OIL, tut insist vpon having Vacuum Oil Co.'i WATER WHITE (150 Test). It Burn Brill-ifcatly, bUsadily and Safely. E.E.BAUSCH&SON Merchant Tailor, 133 East Main St. Prohibited. Sprinkling MANUFACTURING OPTICIANS. Office of the EiErrTivg board, t 6 East Main Street, near Stata For One AVeolr Only. Plain or Diaironai Cheviot Units to Order, s Marked Wu Jroia fJ. Rochester' Pants Co., 1, over 102 State St Uocn tsrtu. A The following r golutiont were adopted by tbe Prepnti ve Hoard Jul v 9. lrt'JO : Bv . iTarnard-iJ.-sofMd, That on and after Juiy 10. 18V), the use of Hemlock lake water for Eprmklinic lawns, streets, tardecs or tor any use il I. ... .. iiiunri, for tiiirinklinir is made is hereby prohibits Tand in all cases where a vio-laiion oV tins order .is proven, the Execuuvj lloard will cuse such ncuou to be taken as Is by t I . J A l.tntuil JirX.lved. That ttaewUtrarof the water work, ii.. i,a !..l ho ia herebv authorized to refund to all persons who have raid sprinkling rates in dvncH for the season of 1bS0 tho proportionate 't1 Tho A3 J. NEViLLK, Clerk. w al- Them ! Now is the Time ! Blue Fish. SrTH GREEN'S SON, 7b-bU tront ot Telephone 025. Jungmaennerchor Festival. The Jungmaencerchor will celebrate the first anniversary' of its organization by a summer night festival at the Hotel Barthol- omay garden next Monday evening. a vocal concert will begin the evening's entertainment which wul close with a dance. The No Trace ci the Body. iwIt of Joseph Myers . who wa drowned In the river Wednesday night ha not been found. Coroner Graham dragged for it veeterday morning and afternoon did not And It. ued to-day. but The search will be oontin Three Bad Boys. Prank Bitter, John Blanchard and Matthew Brennan were arrested last night at the Central-Hudson station by Officer Kron, charged with being disorderly. They were all paroled. Accidental Drowning. Tbe body of John E. Burns wat found in Irondequoit bay yesterday morning. Corouer Kleindienst held an inquest last evDing and a verdict of death by accidental drowsing was rendered. During the past few days several things have leaked out regarding the conduit end the flow of water which will be rather a surprise to the citizens of Rochester. Oa the strength of this information the following conclusion seems inevitable : The conduit never carried 9, 000, 000 gallons of water a day from the time it was laid up to the present moment ! That statement may seem to be somewhat presumptuous but it is borne out by the facts which are presented below. It will be remembered that the most generally accepted theory concerning the shortage in the flow of water through the conduit is that the pipe is obstructed. Just what it is obstructed with and where it is obstructed have been the conundrums that everybody has been trying to solve. And it would seem that they have been solved by two residents of Rochester who worked oa the conduit when it was being built. Yesterday a Democrat and Chronicle reporter received information that Jobn Howe, who lives as No. S33 Alexander Btreet and David Clancy, who lives at No. 102 Clarissa street, knew certain things about the conduit that might to be interesting to readers of tho Democrat and Chronicle. He accordingly called on the gentlemen. Mr. Hows was first visited and asked if he knew anything about obstructions in the conduit line. Mr. Howe it may be stated, was boss of a gang which worked repairing leaks when the water was first turned into the pipe. In response to the reporter's questions he said, "I worked on the conduit line for a long time and had charge of the gang of men. My work was to repair the leaks caused by the broken bells, etc. , after the water was first turned into the pipe. I know of my own knowluge that there is in that pipe a large quantity of blocks of wood such as are put under the pipe and also a lot of lead which ran into the pipe when joints were being run. I would be willing to bet $100 againBt a rotten apple that in the section of pipe between the "White Bridge and the beginning of the t.wentv-four inch cipe there are five tons of lead on tho bottom of 4the pipe. I know of one instance when we were repairing a leak and the yarn burned and we poured four bars of lead into the leak before we could stop it. Of course this lead, or the greater part of it went into the pipe and I know of several other instances where the same thing happened. I also saw a large number of blocks of wood in the conduit at different times and they must be there yet. I tell you that there is any quantity of wood and lead and things like that in that pipe and I know It for I saw it go in myself. " Later the reporter called on Mr. Clanoy. That gentleman was asked what he knew about obstructions in the pipe and he said that there was no doubt in his mind that the conduit was obstructed by blocks of wood such as are used to block up the pipe, and lead. Said Mr. Clancy : ' ' I did a good deal oi worn on tne line ana 1 have seen many blocks and things of that kind in the pipe. They were sometimes put in by boys ana loaiers wnen he pipe as being laid and by men who had been discharged. I have crawled into the pipe five or six hundred feet and taken out blocks but there were many that I could not get out. I once found some blocks wedged across the pipe by a manhole and I don't doubt that there are some wedged that way now. Then there is undoubtedly a lot of lead on the bottom of the pipe. This is all due to the carelessness of the contractors who had the work in charge. I tell you some of that work was done in a pretty slipshod manner and there is where the trouble came in. If that pipe could be opened a good deal of stuS that people never imagined could De mere wouiu no iuuuh. There is no doubt whatever that there are lots of obstructions of this kind in the pipe. ' When the pipe was being constructed a gang of caulkers were discharged and for revenge, so the story goes, thay one night took nine bars of lead, melted them, poured it into the pipe at a place where a sleeve was bein"- adjusted. This spot was pointed out to Mr. Rafter and yesterday he had men take the bydraulio level of the water on each side without indicating its presence, however. A Democrat anp Chronicle reporter last evening called on Mr.' Rafter and asked him about these obstructions. ' He said that undoubtedly Messrs. Clancy and Howe were right, and that there were then obstructions in the pipe. The matter had been brought to his notice recently and he had been investigating it with the result of satisfying him-sef that these obstruction really were in the pipe and that they had beea there since the pipe was laid. ' ' Then Mr. Rafter, ' ' said the reporter, "the pipe has never carried 9, 000, 000 gallons of water?" I am forced to that conclusion. The pipe has never carried more than about what it is carrying now and Mr. Nichols must have erred in his measurements. This was the only measurement, you know, of -hinh ftnv record was made except that of Mr. Grey in October, 18S3. That is the fact, the pipe has never carried 9, 000, 000 gallons. " ' 4 Is there any way of removing these obstructions. ' No, they will have to stay there. And you are satisfied that they are In the pipe?" ' Yes, there Is no doubt of that. ' ' As will be seea this solves the mystery. The conduit never carried 9, 000, 000 gallons of water for the simple reason that it was and has always been so obstructed that it could not. It looks like that's all there is to it. The stations for reducing water pressure have been ia operation for three days now. But Mr. Rafter says the time has been too short to allow any conputaticn of the amount of water saved. The stations at Flint and Mansion streets practically control the city. The others are for smaller mainB. The list of stations ia as follows : No. 1, Flint and Mansioa streets, telephone No. 83S ; No. 2, Caroline street and South avenue, telephone No. 333 O ; No. 3, State and Smith streets, telephone ISo. io O ; No. 4, North Clinton street and Central avenue, telephone No. 789 M ; No. 5, North avenue and Webster street, telephone No. 531 L) ; No. fi, North Goodman and Howe streets, telephone No. 70-1 M. Mr. Tubbs's Resignation. For a week or two past there has been a steadily growing conviction that J. Nelson Tubbs, chief engineer ot the water works department, would sooner or later be compelled to tender his resignation. But when the announcement was made yesterday morning that , Lis resignation was in the hands of the Executive Hoard, the majority ot peopia were surprised by tne new. Tubb'B action wa the result of a conference of board members held yestarday forenoon. They expected to aocept the resigaa- tion during the afternoou session but the absence of George W. Aldrldge preveated a meeting. The causes that led the board to request the engineer's resignation were several. Ever since the additional water supply agitation began somo two years aq;o Mr. Tubbs has been steadily losing ground in publio confidence. He had many and still has some warm supporters In the city but he lot many of them when the teats proved that the conduit was delivering but 6,000,000 gallons of water daily. Through all the controversy until very recently the chief engineer claimed that there could be no doubt that 9, 000, 000 gallons were flowing Into the reservoirs every day. "These statements together with his apparent reluotance to measure the actual amount delivered told heavily against The the him when the real state of affairs became known. The Executive Board to which tbe engineer was directly responsible at first took no notice of the growing dissatisfaction. But at last several prominent citizens who have made the water question ia all its details a utiidv nres.sed the matter of the engineer s removal on the board. Mora than a week ago the case was presented so strongly that one of the members of the board pledged himself to bring the matter before the board and, indeed, to demand Mr. Tubbs's resignation. But several days passed and no such action was taken. One reason for the delay lay in the fact that in the mind of tho chairman of tho board Mr. Tubbs was thoroughly compe- t.pnt.. Rut there was another reason which had great weight with all the members. Mr. Tubbs had in the opinion of many people successfully operated the water works for years. The board at bo critical a time feared to make a change uutil there could be no doubt that the publio sentiment was in advance of that action. The members yesterday decided that the time had come. They were hastened in this decision bv two external reasons. Doubtless the Chamber of Commor;e meeting called for this even ing would have taken action demanding the removal of Mr. Tubbs. The chief engineer's position in regard to Mr. Rafter's work also operated against him. Mr. Rafter has beea ia praotical charge of the works for some time, and he has worked faithfully to cut down city consumption. Mr. iubbss strongly indicated opinion was anything but favorable to the success of Mr. Rafter's plans. The situation soon grew so embarrassing that the board saw the city's interest demanded a change. It was pretty clear that Mr. Tubbs would not resign of his own will a solution of the difficulty which had been hoped for and tho only thing remaining wa3 to ask him to resign. This was the state of affairs which confronted the Executive Board at its meeting yesterday morning. At once after organizing it took the question of Mr. Tubbs's re-removal under consideration. After a short conference Chairman Armbruster was delegated to see Mr. Tubbs and tell him that unless his resignation was handed iu the board would remove him. Mr. Arm- buster left the City Hall and went to ill. Hope reservoir where he found Mr. Tubbs. H told him of the action of the board and returned to his associates. He reported to them and the board then adjourned. Mr. Tubbs was engaged in making repairs at tne reservoir, but he left at once for the city. Meeting the Executive Board members in the City Hall he spoke with them for a few minutes and then passed oa to the clerk's office. He sat down there and wrote his resignation, handed it to Mr. Neville and left for his home. There are but few word3 in the resignation. No statement or explanation Is appended, and the note is but a formal expression of Mr. Tubbs's deference to the wishes of the board. It is, in substance, as follows : ' In compliance with the desire of the Executive Board, as expressed through its chairman, I tender my resignation as cmei engineer of the water works to be accepted at your pleasure. ' ' J. Nelson Tubbs. The letter was placed in Mr. Neville's hands to be presented to the board at once. When the members separated at 1 o'clock they expected to hold a short session later in the afternoon to consider and probably accept the resignation. Messrs. Armbruster and Barnard were present, but Mr. Aldridge did not come. The others waited until 5 :30 o'clock and then left the rooms. The resignation has not. therefore, been presented to the board. It still remains in the hands of the clerk and the members themselves have not seen it. The board will consider it among other business at this morning's session. It will, without doubt, be accepted. The only contingency was ex pressed last night by Chairman Armbruster in the following words: "If the publio should strongly urge us to retain Mr. Tubbs, we will not accept his resignation at once. ' J. Nelson Tubbs has been in the employ of the city for the past eighteen years, ever since the inception of the present water sup ply, acting all the time as cmei eugiueer, and Bince the completion of the work also as superintendent of the water works. The position pays $3, 600 a year. He has been a resident of Rochester about thirty years, coming here from Esperanco, Schoharie rnuntv. Previous to coming to Rochester he had extensive experience in canal engineering. Mr. Tubbs was Been at his home on Glasgow street last night by a Democrat and Chronicle reporter. 4 Can you enlighten the publio any fur-, ther oa the waterworks question?" was Mr. Tubbs calmly lit a cigar and smilingly replied : ' 4 No, I am out of the business of enlightening the people of Rochester just at present. 4 4 Can you tell us anything about your resignation ? ' ' 4 4 Yes, I can tell yon all about that. I was out at Mount Hope making some repairs when Mr. Armbruster told me of the f tinn of the board. I promptly came to the city and handed in my resignation. It will take effect at the board's pleasing today or to-morrow, or at any time. ' ' What reasons were assigned ? ' 44 There are none that I know of except the publio clamor and the demands of the press. I have no statement to make to-nisrht but 1 may eventually make one. When 1 am a private citizen I can kiok as much as any one, I suppose. I had the assurance up to this morning that the resignation had not been considered. Chairman Armbruster said : "I have as much confidence in Mr. Tubbs as ever and I always thought him a thoroughly competent engineer. And further I think his system for obtaining additional water from the lake is the better of the two. It has been fairlv demonstrated that we need another conduit and we would have had the enabling aot airoauy u. mo Commerce people had not fought for their own way. I think we should have an enabling act first and then the wise heads can select a plan. ' Referring more direotly to the resignation Mr. Armbruster said : 44 1 have had none but the most kindly feelings toward Mr. Tubbs. I think the other members of the' board have felt the same way. Our personal relations have always beea pleasant. In our action, therefore, there was no animosity. We have carefully considered the question whether it would be for the best interests of the city to put a new man in charge of the water works. For a number of days this question has been considered ia every liht. The members of tho board recognize the fact that the publio feeling in favor of a change is widespread. Mr. Tubbs appears to have lost, to some extent, the confidence ot the people. Tho recent development showing that 1 Sis water was coming through the inue than he had supposed has undoubtedly had a good deal to do with this. in a matter oi this kind, of course, the board had to take into consideration the feelings of the publio at Urr. The result ot our deliberations was the adoption of the resolution calling for Mr. Tubbs's resignation, every member agreeing to this course. ' ' The removal of Mr. Tubbs opens anotner Important question. A successor must be selected and the board fenls the responsibility of finding the right man. There are a great many Issues involved in the selection ot a new chief enK'tieer and more than one complication is !ikel7 ti arise. The difficulties hre presented exerted some Influence in delaying tho demand for Mr. Tubbs resignation. Mr. Rafter will certainly remain for the prisnt where Mr. Tubbs's resignation place hun at the head of the department. AM Interested In the proper management of the Water Works Department hesitate a little before making any suggestion in regard to Mr. Tubbs's successor. There U a common feeling that any haste in making this appointment will create the false impression that Mr, Tubbs wag removed to muke room for some one ele. Mr. Armbruster said last night : ' 4 While, we are In no hurry to make an appointment, I think there is aa engineer right here ia Rochester as able as any Mr. Kuichling. Any talk about a successor is premature, however, and the board wiil look th ground over carefully before taking any action. ' ' James O. Cutler was asked his opinion. He said : ' 4 1 have nothing to say about the water question at this time, except that I think the city is fortunate ia having ia the ater Works Department an engineer as energetio and at the same time as careful as Mr. Rafter has shown himself to be, in his reuer.B delicate and important test of the conduit and tho work he has done in Saving water. To save 3, 000, 000 gallons in three days in July with the conduit running only six and a half millions, in a good showing, and Mr. Rafter deserves the thanks of every good citizen, and particularly of those whose. Buppiy of water would certainly bo absolutely cut off, if domestic use should be imperilled. Better run on a short supply for a month than to be out of water a day. ' ' Others express an opinion in favor of obtaining some engineer from outside who will bo equally or more able to obtain aa additional supply and to take care of the department on business principles. With the removal of Mr. Tubbs, there is soma change ia the condition of tbe water supply question. As matters now stand no one doubts the need of more water, and of prompt action toward securing it. The Chamber of Commerce meeting called for to-night will discuss the question at length. An agreement will likely be reached under which the association will commit itself iu favor of on en abling act and an immediate beginning or plans for an additional supply. A stipulation will be made that some competent engineer shall be placed in charge. At this treating the Lake Ontario scheme may be brought up again and backed by strong support. Tne well known objections will be urged against it. Disoussiou will be general on the Bubject but all parties hope that an agreement will be reached so that aa enabling act may be passed early in the neit legislative session. Inspecting the Lake. The sanitary committee of the Board ol Health made its annual inspection of th source of water 6upply, yesterday. - Drs. Biegler and Whitbeck, and W, E. Hoy compose the committee, but Mr. Hoyt wa unable to join the expedition. Mayor Car roll and J. W. Marston went along, and a the latter is well acquainted with the topo grophy of Hemlock Lake and its tributarie he acted as guide for the party. They started early in tho day and mad the circuit of the lake, and also examine its tributaries. Said one of the inspectors, after he re turned to the city last evening : 4 4 W found the shores of tbe lake in fair con dition, as far as cleanliness is concerned, bt our report will contain gome recommends tions for improvement. Some of tb streams flowing into the lake at its her. were followed up quite a distance and w did not find the banks in first-class coi dition. Improvements and changes wi be ordered in our report. ' "The committen will have a synopsis their investigation ready for presentatlc next week. Annual W. C. T. U. Meeting of the Seventh su Twelfth Ward Union. The annual meeting of the Seventh ai Twelfth wards W. C. T. V. was held ye terday afternoon and evening at the re: deuce of Mrs. C. E. Ross, No. U49 Monr avenue. Thero was a large attendance a the following reports were received : juve ile work, Mrs. Burgess; Sunday-schc work, Mrs. Fletcher; temperance wor Mrs. Whitney; evangelistic work, Mi Morley; visitation, Mrs. Filkius ; unf.. rotnted wine, Mrs. Hebbard ; fair wor Mrs. McBuruey ; Sabbath observance, M . Sage; parlor meetings, Mrs. Vickery ; pr work, Mrs. HarriDgtou. Two Loyal leinperance Legions ce been organized siuce the last annual me ing, with a membership of over loO cl dren. In the evening the secretary's and trc urer's reports were read. The forLi showed the total receipts of the year to $'.)9. 45 and the expenditures 93. 1 1, lei ing a balance ia the treasury of $7. 34. Mrs. Edgett, of Fairport, state super tendont of fair work, was present and iu. an address in the evening. The following officers were elected for i pnsuiiitr vear l President. Mrs. J. Hebbni vice-president, Mrs. Wood ; secretary. ...... - X ! .(!... J. xl. vvnitney, treasurer, Mrs. Miller. Tourists,' Whether on pleasure bent or business, she take on every trip a bottle of Syrup of Fi as it acts most pleasantly and etlsctualh the kidneys, liver and bowels, prevent fevers, headaches and other forms of bi ness. For sale in DOo and $1.00 but by all leading druggists. $1.25. 51.25. To Niagara Falls or Buffalo and To-morrow via- West Shore route. train leaves at 8 A. M. retu Spts If toc want fancy jewelry, veilings. waists striped, bag-i, gloves, mitts, umb las, ties, ribbons, fans, etc. , call on us 1 got the newest, latest and cheapest, at Stato Btreet. Oakh &. CALUout Special Fast Trains to Concsus L Every Sunday. The Erie excursion every Sunday, 9j A. M. and 1 ;3'J P.. M. Only uOo ro trip, including steamer. Kingston Excursion Monday, July 21st via R. W. & O. R' Special fast train leaving Rochester .'10 A. M. ,' uudcr auspices of Canton btobb faro for round trio oulv $3. tail at office, 4 East Main street for full partioi1 and tickets. $1. 25 Excursion $1. 25- HLFKALO ANU N1AOAHA FALLS, ' Snnrlnv Jll'v 20th. Onlf $ 1. 25 TOUOd Train 9 A. M. , via Erie railway. , To Help the Baby Walk ' . Try Eastwood's hand made auklo supj iug shoe. Eitht-r luce or button. u. iou j.ohi siret. CURX KEG. CO. ilocttttlcr, N. x. '"T t

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