The Buffalo Commercial from Buffalo, New York on April 13, 1891 · 19
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The Buffalo Commercial from Buffalo, New York · 19

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Monday, April 13, 1891
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CUjDINAUY aebairs. THE KITCHEN At THE BIG! HOTEL, Wew Tlh Wwhw at tle IroqadlST-Some. thing Housekeepers Would Like to Have Cooking In New Quarters A. Banquet HaU Wanted. There is a new dish washer at the Iro-quoisl This statement may on first perusal appear id readers of the Cqmmeoiai, to be a very extraordinary annouioejrient concerning albflniteslmally' Insignificant subject It is nevertheless true, and moreover the fact involves very much, more ef interest 16 the public of Buffalo in general ?.nd ta students of domestic economy . particularly than on first thought would seem possible. The hew dish washer's name is not Mary Ann, neither is it Bridget, nor Magjfie, nor Gretchen. It Is aa Insinger and i a singer that carols a lively tune and make things hum. - The new , dish Wgsner'tff -tf'uite an extensive and elaborate ' piect of machinery. Its main parts are two large oblopg tanks set in a heavy woodwork frame, j Into the first of these tanks the dishes to be washed are pltmged after being placed1, just as they come soiled from the table. The tank is filled with hot water containing a strong solution of soda, on each side is a propeller screw which revolves at a terrific rate about and between the dishes which are protected from -the screw blades, by a wire grating. The basket is lifted out j and suspended to a-cuain from a track Overhead and is run across to the other side of the washer and pfunged into the second tank, which is -filled with superheated clean water. The whole process is completed in about a minute, and from 40, or 0 pieces can be washed at a time in. one, of the baskets. - 1 - " Just think of it, ye weary housekeepers. Fifty dishes large and small washed and dried and ready for use again is a minute ! The Iroquois dish washer is run by a 5-horse power Edison dynapao. It Is! a Philadelphia machine and ; Messrs. W'tioley & Gerrans think it will " do the business." This is not the only new thing about the big hotel. The dish washer is a Valuable addition"but the" Iroquois, has just added something vastly more impqrtantit,has got a new kitchen. . - - j When the hotel .was opened by, Messrs. Wooley & Gerrahs people; shook their heads. They admired thei pluck of the young fellows, JuV they frowned at the seeming impudence of the venture. "Forty . thousand and odd dollars of rent is too big a load to carry. The hotel won't pay." But the croakers croaked to, vain, So steadily and rapidly has the hotel grown into public favor that the demands upon the working departments of the house j soon began to outstrip the accommodations, which aVl first were . thought o be more than at' pie. In the culinary department partic-u! Tly the pressure was felt. And now the pi pi ietors have been compelled to lease the upper part of the Wei building on Washington street, adjoining the hotel on the south. The kitchen has been moved from the second floor of the Iroquois Into the corresponding' floor adjoining , It i on the south in the Wex building. The new kttchep, which occupies a space of 85x100 feet, is equipped with all the latest and most improved appliances for cooking and servin g every variety of food required for "I believe," said Mr. Wooley, "that I am not exaggerating in stating that our kitch en is equal n not superior w mat oi any - hotel In the United States." : i ( It certainly seemed to an-unsophisticated Cohmkkciax. visitor who looked around the new kitchen that it was about the biecest thing in kitchens he had ever dreamed of seeing. It is fitted up with the very latest ideas in ovens, refrigerators, carving tables, warming closets, and is remarkably clean and orderly. i . " We-can feed an army, and feed it well," said Mr. Wooley. " I suppose you can take care of big banquets now," suggested the Oouobcul man. i "We could If wo had a banquet hall," said Mr. Wooley. ... " Why don't you get the tabrary association to bhilfl jrou One.'? ' i ; ,j -: -il- : " Where? " enquired Mr. Wooley. "We are utilizing every inch of space; In the building now. . I don't know where we could put a banquet hall." '' ' ' "Build it on the roof . A fine hall up there capable of . seating 500 guests, ..would pay and it is wbajt Buffalo needaV- We wouldn't have any such fizzles as the recent League banquet was as far as the feeding was concerned." - b-.'l " If the. .Library ; people , wjll only touch the button and give to a banquet ball we will do1 he rest -caterers,"" said Mr. Wooley.;. ; ' s , ,.-1 : , ' Lockport News. t Lockport, April 12. Colonel James D. Ames, a former prominent resident ol this city, died last night, at 10.30 at his hotel, the Madison Avenue, in New York city, from pneumonia-superinduced by grip; . The deceased occupied a prominent "position in the assessors' office in -the metropolis for tfte past twenty years. He was born at Rush, Monroe "County, January 26th, 1835, and came Here when a boy: He en- listed as a private in tlie 28th New York Vol-' unteers 'and made a brilliant army record, engaging in the battles of Winchester, Shenan -doah Valley, KearhestOwB, Cedar i Mountain, second Bull Bad, "Point of Rocks,' Antietam and Chancellors vllle. He rose from tha ranks t colonel. , He was taken prisoner and remained a time in Libby prison. He was elected sheriff of Niagara, county on the f epublican tiefcet in sixty-three, and was a staunch devotee of republican principles.; He leaves a wife and daughter, Mrs. Professor .Thomas Norton of Cincinnati. He was a member of St, Bartholomew's Episcopal church, New York. The remains will be brought here for intermenton Monday. I i The funeral of Ezra M. Nichols, t one xf the oldest and bifthly respected residents Of this city, who died Thursday evening last, oo .curred today from the family residence, oh Niagara street. . There- was -a large attend, ance.. RevC W. Camp officiated, and Messrs. W. S. Pound, John B. Mack, David Crosby. W. J. Huntley and Millard T. Ransom were the . . Niagara-University. The annual" commencement of the Medical Department of Niagara University takes place tomorrow. ,v The' list .pf the graduating class and the " class officers have beei heretofore pjablJshedV The meeting of the Alumni begins at the College at 10.30 a. m., with an address of welcome by Dr. Crego. The annual address will be de-lieved by the president, Dr. D. L. Redmond. In the afternoon papers will be read.. The graduating exercises take place, at the Star Theatre hi the e veiling. ' Bishop Ryan will conifer -tjie degrees, and an .'address be delivered' by Rev. Thomas R. Slicen After the exercises a banquet will be held at the Genesee. V ! S Tke Annual' Keport. V : The annual report of the trade of Buffalo for 1890, published by the Merchants.'. .Exchange,, and compiled by William T Thnrstone, secretary,' has I just been issued. It Is . full and complete, as usual, i- -. . - . ; .; ' . A SUIpOE -SPOILED. InterroptloBk Can When a Woman Stopped on the Dock to Say a Last Prayer. A strange incident was witnessed on the dock at the foot of Hamburg street yesterday afternoon. A woman was observed passing the Union iron Works and acting as if laboring under mental disturbance. It was an unusual place for a woman to be seen and as she made ber way towards the dock some onlookers concluded that she intended to commit suicide. She was about 80 . years of age, plainly dressed and had a shawl thrown about her. ' Reaching the dock, she fell upon ber knees, clasped her bands and began to pray. Unmistakably- she intended that prayer as her last act on earth before she threw herself Into the water, but before the prayer was ended her husband reached her and with the aid of a policeman got her back home. Her name was not learned. WOULD REVERT BACK. If CliatOa Street Market should be Abandoned' the City W aold Lose the Property. ' " It should either "be repaired or abandoned," sai Public Buildings Commissioner Reimann to a Commbbqix reporter, referring to the Clinton street market. "What's the matter with it? " " Why the -joists .are rotting away and the outside 'sheds will soon come tumbling dawn. I'm afraid they will fall and kill some one some time." "Is It worth while spending any money on the market? " " Oh, yes, I should say so." ' It isn't used much, is, it? " " Not sO much as the other markets, of course, but sill there is quite a bit of business done there. Since Christ went there considerable business hss been done." " Suppose the city should abandon it?" "Then the property would have to be abandoned, for if used for any other than market purposes it would revert back. This condition . is in force for a long term of years 60 years, if I remember right." A NEW PICNIC GROVE. Rendezvous for Pleasure Seekers on the . Central at Lewiston. " Is It true that Sunday excursions to the Falls over the Central will be resumed this season ?M enquired a Commercial representative of Mr. Edson J. Weekc, General Agent of the N. Y. C. & H. R. R., this .morning. "No, it is not true. The ' arrangements will be the same as last year, so tar as I know, and there will be no Sunday excursions." -j-,-'-.- "When will the summer schedule be ready? " " Some time next month. A meeting of the superintendents and officials to fix the schedules will be held this month." " The Central will have the usual week 4ay trains and excursions to the Falls and Lewiston?" " Yes, I suppose so. By the way, Lewis-ton will probably be a very popular excnr sion point this season." "Why so?". "Well, besides the attractions for fishermen on the river and . the traffic of the Toronto boats a new and very pleasant pic-nicgrove will be available, It is adjoining Mrs. Craigie's beautiful 'Ellengowan' property and will prove a very desirable place for Sunday school gatherings, and society plc-nics. Of course it will be kept as exclusive as possible and will be for the nse of the best class of excursionists only. This rove wll add considerably to the summer attraction ot the Niagara Falls and Lewis-ton branch of the road." - . . .THEIR HALF CENTURY. -A Semi-centennial Celebration of the German Young Men's Association. Arrangements for the. celebration of the 60th anniversary of the German Young Men's Association at Music Hall, May 11 and 19, were well pushed forward at a meeting of the Association Saturday evening. Henry Schmidt, chairman of the meeting, stated that Grover Cleveland had written him asking for information about the festival, which was taken as an Indication that Mr. Cleveland intended to accept the invitation given him to be present and make an address. The Hon. Carl Schnrz is expected to be the German orator of the occasion. German and English prologues, orations, and a concert by the Buffalo Orchestra, Saengerbund and Liedertafel will fill up the first evening's program and on ' the following evening there will be a grand banquet and ball, which will be open to the general public at $6 a ticket for both banquet and ball, and.$ 1.60 for each additional lady. The committees appointed are as follows: Executive J. Adam Lautz, Henry Schmidt, A. J. Maerz and Prank Gteorger. Finance Frank Georger. W. Hengerer, Q. F. Zeller, PhlL Houck, Nathan Wolff and Jacob Stern. . v HalWli. AHgewahr, Alex. Cordes, 3. P. Eins-f eld,' Henry Breitwleser, W. A. Tralles and Dr. Louis &chade. Ball J. F. Schoellkopf, Jr., Paul Werner, Adolph Finck, A. G. Frankenstein, Emil Reis-enfeld and Henry Altman. Banquet -Phil. Hoenlg, Carl Kausel, William Miller. -Music F. O. M. Lautz, John Lund, Robert Heussler and Ernst Besser. Press Matthias Rohr, Dr. W. Oaertner nnd C. A. Wenborne. , Invitation and Reception Ed. Warner George Oethoefer, Christ Rodenbach, Fritz Haupt, O, G. Voltz, Jacob DiehL E. A. Georger, H. Lehmann and O. Kiekebusch. A Popular Concert. -. It has been several years since the Original Jubilee Singers sent out by the Fisk University have visited Buffalo. Their unparalleled success in their trip around' the world including nearly an of the countries of other continents has insured for them a place among concert companies second to none. The company Is under the management of Mr. F..J. Loudih whose lion basso part in the singing of " I'm a Rollin' "has made him world famous. . The Company will give a concert in Association hall, 19 West Mohawk street, tomorrow evening ac 8 o'clock. For prices to members of the Y. M. C. A. and the public see amusement column. - ; V- - Police Court. This morning Charles Ryan, petit larceny, in stealing an overcoat and a pair of mittens from James V. Leppert, was sent to the workhouse for thirty days. Christ Suefll, disorderly person, was held to $300 ball to support his family. Ulrich Rieffer, charged with grand larceny, was held for the Court of Oyer and Terminer. . The charge of larceny against Ed. Gorman, the prise fighter, was withdrawn and he was discharged. An Akron Assignment. H. D. Price, a general store keeper of Akron, Hi Y.y made a general assignment for the benefit of his creditprs,' to Charles H. Twitm.1" Tabor & Wiltse are preferred fortI49and MUo Porter for $500. The balance of the property to be divided up among the many Creditors. i i i . . .. , : Bpnijro stirs up the bile. Yon lose your appetite, feel weak, toe hot, and Oh! so tired. Take Subsbu Liver Beeulator. - ... QUITE PECKSNIFEIAN. HERE'S SOMETHING THAT LOOKS QUEER Capitol Commissioner Perry, It Is Said, May Prepare Plans Himself for the Women's Refuse and Do Up the Other Architects. There is a. well-defined suspicion in this city that Capitol Commissioner Perry of Albany is not acting on the square. It Is believed indeed that he is contemplating a very shabby trick that will be received with very ill grace in both Buffalo and Rochester. It will be remembered that plans tor the new House of Refuge for Women at Albion were recently prepared and submitted to Comptroller Wemple. Among those who prepared plans were Warner of Rochester and Swan of this city. Both are eminent architects. The plans were turned over by Comptroller Wemple to Commissioner Perry to decide upon them. Mr." Perry Js not State Architect. There is no such office. He is Capitol Commissioner, and his business, at a fat salary, is to superintend the work on the State Capitol. But he. is an architect, credited with being a good one, and Mr. Wemple finds it very handy to consult him on plans for public buildings in different parts ot the state. Thus it came that he examined the plans for the .Women's House of Reiuge. The report he made on them wasof an adverse character. He criticised them freely and among other things reported that they were all above the appropriation, which is $ 75,000. It is freely asserted by memoers of the Buffalo Chapter of the American Institute of Architects that Commissioner Perry wants to prepare the plans for the Refuge himself, that he wants to do . so in order to get the architect's commission, which will amount to several thousand dollars. It is said that he has previously pursued exactly the same tactics and that under similar conditions he has prepared plans for state armories. That such a conrse is wholly indefensible must be admitted by every fair-minded person. Mr. Perry has before him the creations of other architects for the refuge and proceeds to prepare plans for the same building. It has a Pecksniff flavor about it. The reader will recall that Pecksniff stuck three or four windows into Martin Chuz-zlewit's plan for a public building and claimed it as his own. " It will be a downright ontrage if Perry prepares plans for the Refuge," said a well-known architect who is not in the competition. "In all such cases it is usual to ask the architect who is found to have the best plans to modify them where desirable. The plans presented in competition are never supposed to be exact ; they are always liable to modification. The Refuge Commissioners should take action in this matter that will prevent a wrong being done." Mr. George Sandrock, one of the commissioners, told a Commercial reporter that a meeting of the commission has not yet been called. It will be interesting to watch the course of this peculiar affair. ARCHITECT W. W. KENT Asserts His Rights and Demands Fair Play, on the Cathedral Plans. The New York Engineering News ot April 11th contains the following editorial statement concerning an apparent attempt of Heins & La Farge, architects, to deprive their special partner, W. W. Kent, formerly of This city, of his share of. the credit attaching to the preparation of one of the four prize plans for the new cathedral in New York: A rather unusc al controversy between architects, and not a very savory one, has arisen over the proposed new cathedral of St. John the Divine. It wlU be remembered that about two years ago, competitive plans for such a cathedral were invited, a select list ot prominent architects being guaranteed in advance a small sum to cover the cost of their drawings, and the rest of mankind being Invited to send in plans "on spec" If they chose to do so, for certain specified and very moderate premiums. The opportunity was one to stimulate the ambition of any architect, and when' the time came for opening the plana it was found that-slxty-one different designs had been tendered, out of which four were selected as particularly meritorious. In accordance with the terms of the contest, the authors of these four plans were requested to prepare more elaborate and detailed drawings, for a stated and moderate compensation, as a preliminary to a final selection. Of the four plans thus selected, only one, if we remember correctly, was by an architect who had been specially invited to compete, and of the three others-one was signed as by " Heins & La Farge, W. W. Kent,"the first named being a firm of young architects practicing in this city, and the last named another young architect practicing here on his own account. When the more detailed plans came to be opened according to program, they were found to be signed only " Heins St. La Farge," and it was generally supposed that, for reasons satisfactory to himself, Mr. Kent had withdrawn from the special partnership. A few da ys later, however, the following letter frotn Mr. Kent was made public: To the Rev. Di". Morgan Dlx. Chairman of the Building Committee of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Dear Sir: I notice In the description appearing in some of the newspapers of the several plans for the proposed cathedral submitted for final corhpetltion that my name does not appear lh connection with those of Messrs. Heins fc La Farge appended to our joint designs. ' To prevent any misunderstanding, I wish to say that my relations with those gentlemen remain In all respects the same as when the preliminary plans were submitted, namely, those of an equal partner In the enterprise. Wishing to leave entirely unembarrassed any action the committee may take upon the plans, I simply "wish to correct what appears to be a mistaken Impression as to their-origin and ownership. I have the honor to remain very respectfully yours, WUiliK WlNTHROP KlKT. To this letter no reply or denial has been attempted by ; Messrs. Heins La Farge, so far as known! The tTllman Will. The will of the late Edward UJlman was filed for probate late Saturday afternoon. The, testator directs that the income from the esta te be divided between the widow and the children, share and share alike. The amount payable on a policy in the Equrtable Life Insurance Company is bequeathed to his brothers, Frederick, Louis and Julius.- His interest in the rag business of O. Ullman is given to the other members of the firm. This will is dated August 16, 1889, and his three brothers are named as trustees. Personal. . City Engineer Mann returned from the west today. Judge Chllds Is still confined to his home with la grippe. Superintendent of Education Crooker la expected home tomorrow. Corporation Counsel Browne is back at his desk, having recovered from an attack of la grippe; ----. Secretary Tburstone of the Merchants' Exchange, who has been 111 for several weeks, Is gradually Improving. - ; ' SUMMONING JURORS- The Trials and Risks of a Deputy Sheriff In the Discharge of his Duty If anybody imagines that the jury system is run in the interest of ward-heelers the following, ought, to go a long way towards removing that impression. All last week Deputy-Sheriff Slsson was busy serving summonses upon urors for the new panel of the Court of Oyer and Terminer. The deputy is a hustler and as a rule gets his man, but he had three names on his iit that he failed , to locate. He spent -several hours, hunting for William Wearing, whose residence . was given as No. 187 William street, before he learned that Mr. Wenring has slumbered peacefully In Pine Hill cemetery for the past 18 ears., , The other, Charles Meyers, was said to be living at No. 221 Cherry street, but Mr. Sisson found that Charles had gone hence some four years ago, and that he has been peacefully sleeping not far from the grave of Mr. Wenring, since that time. Another gentleman, whose name is withheld for obvious reasons, had shuffled off more recently but the . deputy found the widpw and she read the riot act to him in a manner that gave him the impression that he had encountered a cyclone. The relict said among other trite sayings that she bad heard enough of J . That site was going to get married and she did not want her . new, husband to see such looking fellows asking her about her former consort. She also offered as a special Inducement for a speedy departure, on the part ot the sheriff, a large meat axe and a wicked-looking carving knife. Mr. Sisson being a very discreet man lost no time in removing his obnoxious presence. Change In a Detective Agency. . By reference to the announcement elsewhere, it will be seen that the well-known detective agency firm of Watts & Curtin has :been dissolved, Mr. Curtin retiring. The business will be continued at Nos. 7 and 8 Brown's Bnilding by Robert and William H. Vatts, under the firm name of Robert Watts & Co. The elder Watts has had a lifelong experience in the business, and the son is also a gentleman of much ability in that line; All business entrusted to them will be transacted promptly and satisfactorily. The iw firm will continue all branches of the business, including the detective agency and police and fire patrol. The office of W. H. Watts as Deputy U. S. Marshal will continue with the firm. A Carious Malformation. The autopsy on the body of the man John Brosch who died at the hospital from the effects of injuries received in an accident on. the Lehigh Valley railway, revealed a most curious malformation of the intestinal canal. . Commencing near the upper end a second lateral duct started and ran parallel with the main canal for a distance of ten or eleven inches and again connected with the main canal. There is no record of the discovery of any such curious construction in any work on anatomy heretofore published and will probably excite the interest of the medical fraternity. Coroner Kenney will be pleased to furnish the particulars to the profession. XThe Tunnel Enterprise. "How much will ft cost to complete a tunnel under the Niagara from Buffalo to Fort Erie?" a Commercial reporter asked George Sandrock today. "About a million and a half," he replied, "hut there is unlimited capital behind the 'enterprise.' When we get onr charter we will be in better position to talk abo.ut our .plans.'J,.: Mr. Sandrock, Messrs. Daniel O'Day James Adams and William B. Sirret are among those interested - in the great scheme. The Commercial on Saturday published the first news about it. Dewltt Street Objectors. -A number of the property owners of De-witt street called upon the Mayor this morning and made a vigorous protest against the proposed plan ot paving the street before the sewers, eta are in. They do not object to paving the street bnt want the sewers put in first. For the Policemen's Ball. Concert Hall has been engaged for the policemen's ball tomorrow night, in addition to the large Music Hall. This will give ample room for all who want to dance. An additional orchestra has also been secured for use in Concert Hall. Died from His Injuries. John Broche, a laborer employed by the Lebigh Valley Railroad company, was hurt April 5 last while at work on the company's tracks. , He was taken to the Sisters' Hospital where he died late Saturday night. Coroner Kenney has the case. The Whereabouts of two Veterans. Any one knowing the whereabouts of John F. Henschel or Samuel Kerinck, who enlisted in the war at Buffalo, will confer a favor by sending the name to the G. A. R, Headquarters. . . Monthly Meeting. The regular monthly meeting .of the Ladles' Hospital Association will be held at, the General Hospital, at three o'clock in the afternoon of Tuesday, April 14th. General Term Calendar. Following is tbe-day calendar of the Supreme Court, General Term, at Rochester, for tomorrow: Nos. 15, 40, 52, b8, 71, 83, 88,94. ' Circuit Court Calendar. Following is the circuit court calendar for tomorrow: Nos. iO, 100, 108, 142, 144, 102, 8, 16, 18, 26, 89, 40, 46, 48, 49. 0IED. Thorp In this city, April 11th. 1S91, Annie Mason, relict of the late Capt Henry W. Thorp, and mother of Capt. Edward F. Thorp, Mrs. 8. V. Dickinson and Mrs. J. A. Jordan of this city, seed 70 year., WFuneral private . . STA3TARD In this city, on the 12th Inst., Hon. Walter W. Stanard. seed 83 years and S months. fy .Funeral will take place from the family residence. No. .664 Seventh street, Wednesday after-aoon, at 8 o'eloefc. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend. , Huosss John M., son "of John and Annie Hu?heS. aired 17 months. - tVThe funeral will take place from the family residence-White's Corner road near West Seneca Protectory, on Wednesday afternoon, at S o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully Invited to atteixd. . -Bubk sIn tUt city, Sunday, April 18th, of pneumonia, Bdna Heather, eldest daughter of Millard S. and Anna B. Burns, aged 7 years and 6 months. tWuneral will take place Tuesday, at the convenience of the family. . . . . Ralph On the 11th Inst, Hush Balph. In the 74th year of his ace. IW Funeral will take place from his late residence, So. 47 Pooley atreet Tuesday afternoon, 14th Inst, at 2 o'clock. Friend and ac-qnaihtaneea r.eeeactfally aria Invited to attend. o HAintewIn this dty. at has late residence. No. 99 East North street, .April, 13th, .Jacob HanncL aged 42 years. i or-Hotf ee of funeral hereafter. " ' TOO LATJC TO CLASSIFI. PL.BAAT FROST HOOK AND BEDROOM wltavbeard. good tablet 390 Pearl street CHEAP LOT OS APBURjr NBAS KLMWOOD. Louis F. Iulg. 690 Main street. 200 DOWN HOUSES BCXX.T, TO SUIT PUK-chasers on HovL Bouck and other atreeta &n eat aide. D. D. Bldwelk SS Kiagara street. pUiAIMS OF ALX, KINDS - PROMPTLY COL-lected; no f eea unless successful. Union Law and Collection Agency, 17 Colt Block. . . , , . v ' . v.' ' . - -. NO EVIDENCti FOUND. THE KENTUCKY ROCK INVESTIGATION. ' x. The Special Committee Decide Upon a - Kon-Commtttal Report Alderman Barnum In Opposition The Council Session Today. Before the Council met this afternoon a meeting was held of the special committee appointed to investigate statements by the Buffalo Paving, Co. that the bltominons rock sample at the corner of Pearl and Eagle streets had been maliciously . tampered with. Aid. Franklin Was in the chair. - Aid. Franklin read a communication from the Engineer's- department, signed by Deputy Engineer Guthrie, in the absence of Engineer Mann, declining to pass any judgment on the bituminous rock pavement, as he was not sufficiently familiar with it. City Chemist Vandenbergh's report, condemning the pavement, has already been published in the Covmbbciau Aid. Franklin and Cannon expressed the opinion that the committee should not report until further information could be received. Aid. Barnum reached into his inside pocket and pulled out what proved to be a document drawn np as a report' to be signed by the committee and which practically whitewashed the pavement. It conld not have been done better If the company had drawn it up. Following is the major portion of it: The committee, after a thorough examination as practicable, of "all the facts and evidence bearing on the case. Is of the opinion that It would not be justified In condemning the use of Kentucky rock for paving purposes because this sample piece has not proven satisfactory, and in justice to the Buffalo Paving Company would call, attention to the following facts: First, tne report of the city chemist states that in his judgment it Is largely a question of practical test, in which view the deputy city engineer coincides ; second, the report of Prof. D. S. Kelllcott of Columbus, O , to Mayor Bishop .practically Indorses the pavement; third, the report from "John P. Adams, commissioner of public works, Brooklyn, to Mayor Bishop, says that it Is as good as any smooth pavement In that city ; fourth, the report of our street committee that went to Brooklyn to examine Harrison street and Columbia Heights, paved two years ago with Kentucky rock, and which are the streets referred to by Mr. Adams, was in favor of the pavement; fifth, the pavement laid last fall by this same company on Clinton avenue, being now In good condition, warrants the belief that if properly laid it will favorably compare other smooth pavements of like character. Experience' has demonstrated that asphalt when properly laid makes a good pavement and gives satisfaction, but when improperly laid soon goes to pieces. Mistakes have been made in the pavement of our streets with asphalt, notably by the Barber company, which has laid most of the asphalt pavement, but that is no reason why the pavement has been condemned as a whole, for the said company have also demonstrated that they can lay a first-class pavement of the same material. And the committee is of the opinion that while this particular piece of pavement as laid by the Buffalo Paving Company, has proved a failure they also have shown that they can lay a pavement which will favorably compare with other competing companies. Time alone can demonstrate the value of any of the different brands or kinds of asphalt for paving purposes, and believing that the question as to which particular kind of smooth pavement shall be laid upon any street can . be . safely . . left . to the will of the majority of the taxpayers on any street, and In view of all the facts and evi dence submitted, the committee believe they would not be justified lh expressing an opin ion either for or against the Kentucky rock pavement as laid by the Buffalo Paving Co. Aid. Hillery said he thought the committee should wait until City Engineer Mann could investigate and report. Aid. Williamson wanted to report at once, saying tbat the committee had as much information as could be got. Secretary West, of the Buffalo Paving Company, was given a hearing. He said be had proof positive that the bituminous rock pavement in Columbus had been destroyed by chemicals between a - Friday night and a Saturday morning. He insisted that the Eagle-Pearl pavement bad been destroyed by the same means and that the simple duty of the committee was to report on that one fact. " How many yards of pavement have you laid In Columbus?" asked Aid. Franklin. ''About a mile and a quarter." " Do yon mean to say that all your pavement in Columbus has been destroyed." No, sir. There were two small pieces destroyed." He said the company had one small piece in Chicago. ' Aid. Franklin and otbers said they would not vote for Aid. Barnum's report and the latter said he wonld submit it as a minority report. It was finally decided to report that no evidence had been received to prove that the pavement had or had not been tamper- Ued with. - ACTIO!! POSTPOS1D. The Committee on .Public Buildings held a meeting this afternoon, in regard to gas fixtures for the new Municipal buHding,and adjourned till a week from Thursday in order to give the aldermen a chance to look Into that matter. i$ oormcii.. It was after 8 o'clock when the Council went into session. ' There were no vetoes from the Mayor and no matters of importance in the reports- of officers of the corporation. The usual half monthly pay rolls were passed. The Buffalo Paving company offered to repave West Genesee street at $3 per square yard, with a ten year guarantee. Referred to the Committee on Streets. Aid. Barnum offered a resolution, which was adopted,' instructing the Corporation Counsel to report what rights the city had along the dock front. A Veteran Dead. : Anthony Brautlacht, formerly of Co. iC, 155 New York Volunteer infantry died yesterday. His body was interred in Pine BUI Cemetery this afternoon. Taks hotici of the sale of household goods at-489 Pearl street, as advertised on this page. Something worth while.. Spbimq stirs up the bile. Ten lose your appetite, feel weak, too hot, and Ob! so tired. Take Simmons Liver Regulator. Dissolution of Copartnership. Thecopaitnershlp heretofore existing under the firm name of Watts A Curtin. Buffalo Detective Agency, and Police and Fire Patrol, has this day been dissolved ey mutual consent. The property and effects, tneiudlng all claims due. or to grow due. of aaUt firm, have been aaaia-aed to Robert Watts, with power to collect and satis'y the same. Dated Buffalo. N. T- April 6tn, 1891. Robert Watte, Tooa. Curtin. ,. t ,s,r i The undersigned win continue the btisinees at No. 7 and 8 BROWN'S BUILDING, nader the firm name of Robert Watts A Co. f - ROBERT WATTS. ' WILLIAM H. WATTS. HOUSEHOLD GOODS At-Private: sale.. Some fine old mahogany and ether Furniture, Choice Bogs. Brte-a-Brac Ac, wiU be offered at 489 Peart street, TUKSDAY ana WEDNESDAY SEXT, from 10 to 13 sad S to 4 'clock. .-...,.. . . DRY GOODS AND CARPETS. ADAM, . I MELDRUM & ANDERSON, AMERICAN BLOCK. Monday, ' April 13. . GRENADINES. There are black silk grenadines, black lace grenadines, black . wool grenadines and black silk and wool grenadines. Of silk grenadines and lace grenadines another time. Just now a few words about those of plain wool tnd silk and wool. Plain iron frame woolen grenadines of superior quality at 85c and Jti. It is not difficult to 'see why grenadine is in such demand as a spring and summer dress fabric- Strong as iron, yet light and soft, it is perfectly adapted for draping and has every desirable dress quality. ' The combinations of silk and wool are very rich and make the handsomest material that can be bought for a black" dress. In neat stripes tjixe prices are $1.25 and 1.50 per yard. In polka dot stripes and alternating narrow and wide stripes, $2. 25. In large oval dots, large polka dots, and large oval dots and flowers, $3.50. In wide stripes of flower, leaf and set designs, all of marked beauty, 13.50 and $3.75. These goods are all imported direct from abroad by ourselves, and we guarantee them fabrics of the high'eit grade. ADAM. HSLDRUM A AKDIBSOIL , TRIMMINGS. New narrow gimp heading in hzt a hundred colors, including all the hew shades, for embroidering jackets and dresses, and for dress trimming. It is the trimming most in vogue. New blazer girdles. Adam, Mskdbum a Awdebso SPECIAL. On Monday morning we will begin special sale of fancy FrencTi and do-' mestic sateens. They will! be sold on centre aisle bargain table at bargain prices. It will be an opportunity to get a choice summer dress below the regular prices. DOES IT PAY, Is it economy to bay the best you can ? Does it pay to get the best value you can for your money ? . We will suppose an affirmative answer, and that you want to buy car pets some kind, somewhere. If so, then it will pay you to look at qjir carpets. First, because we keep every grade of carpets made, and each grade in many different qualities between the different qualities generally but a small difference in price, so that you have every opportunity to buy the best you can. In smaller stocks, where there is no such variety, the . opportunity is wanting. Second, we invariably offer you the best possible money value. In all our years of business this has been our aim. We buy only the best goods on the best terms and sell accordingly. If an ingrain at 35c, a tapestry brussels at 50c, a body brtcelsat $1, or a moquette or axminster, we guarantee the best at the price. ' We have a splendid ' stock of in grains in choice patterns from 35c a yarii to the best. Charming designs in tapestry brussels, three-plys, art Agras, body brussels, velvets, moquettes. Nimes moquettes in effective patterns. These are much lower priced than the regular moquettes and of a much lower grade. We do not guar-antee the wear. Our Moquette and Axminster designs are the choicest in the city and we challenge comparison. All the rarest and most beautiful colorings are included in the stock. Oriental rugs and carpets in great variety, Rugs have always been a specialty in our carpet department, and our assortment this season is incomparably the best we have ever shown. ADAM, MELDRUM &ANDERS0H, DRY GOODS & CARPETS, 3iO Mala St.. American Blek.

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