Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 21, 1897 · Page 24
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 24

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, October 21, 1897
Page 24
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HIS POWER BROKEN Battle Royal and Uncle Steve was Knocked Out- DR.-BATTERY OPENED THE BALL BY At TACKING BOYER'S POLICY, The Move was Unexpected and Things That Had Been ''Fixed" Were Entirely Undone- The Dethroned Czar Deserted by All Save Hadley and Keiser and He Talked of Resigning. la the Future the Council will have Something to Say Concerning the Purchase of Electric Light Machinery, Acting on the Report of the Electric Light Committee the Democratic Members Stood for a Further Reduction of Tax Levy. There was a hot time at the session of the city fathers last night. It was so warm that the blood of the contending elements jumped up to fever heat, and at times it appeared as though there would be a test of muscular ctrength as well as of opinions. Loaded for bear with facts and figures, the Democratic members were there to lift the veil from the doings of the electric light committee and put on the pressure. Heretofore it was only necessary for Chairman Boyer to say: "We want this and we want that." He carried things with such a high hand that It was thought best to curb his power. This was done to perfection last night. The dethroned czar, who had come to believe himself the only pebble on the beach, was given a tumble sufficient to extinguish that burning bosslsm that has always been a characteristic of the man. Dr. Hattery opened the ball after Boyer and Keiser, of the electric light committee, had presented a report recommending the purchase of a Westinghouse dynamo and au Erie engine, the capacity of which is but little greater than those now In use. Prefacing his remarks with cbe declaration that he Is and always was an electric light man, the doctor exposed the Incompetency of the committee In not anticipating the future of the plant when ( t was originally constructed, and characterized it as a "junk shop." He attacked the policy of Boyer to continue a periodical purchase of inadequate machinery and a disposition to pose as a supply agent for second-hand concerns, "This Is a growing city," declared the doctor, "and a wise builder builds for posterity." He said there is a man drawing a salary as electrician who has filod nobond;that If he Is competent he should know better than anyone ehie the demands of the plant, but it appears that his experience and advice had been set at naught by Chairman Boyer, "who knows all." The doctor then called Official facsimile of Medal Awarded DR. PRICE'S CREAM BAKING POWDER WORLD'S FAiR, CHICAGO. 1893 attention to the manner in which Boyer and Keiser had arranged the deal which they were asking the council to confirm. Representatives of various firms engaged In the manufacture of the desired machinery had been invited to come to Logansport and present their propositions. A few were given an audience and the others were ignored. Then, after announcing their determination to recommend the purchase of an Brie engine, Messrs boyer and Keiser took a trip to Grand Rapids, Mich., at the expense of the company, to examine a machine which they had decided to recommend. Dr. Hattery also called for the report of the com mitcee, wherein was an expenditure of $5,000 for machinery not ahown in the annual report. During the time that Dr. Hattery had the floor Uncle Steve squirmed about In his seat, and when given an opportunity arose to defend his cause. He indulged in much self-praise— how he had sacrificed himself for the city's good; and a lot of other gush. He denied the statement that any of the representatives of machine companies had been ignored, whereupon Dr. Hattery gaT8 the names of Mr. Whiteslde, of Chicago, and Mr, Fitzgerald, of Milwaukee, gentlemen well able to care for themselves. This was a crusher and Uncle Steve looked everywhere for sympathy, and after asserting that their machines were not the kind wanted, tie sank into his seat, a perfect picture of despair. Mr. Haigh was the next, on the floor, He declared that as a member of the electric light committee he was not satisfied that the plant was in need of additional machinery, and for that and the further reason that if machines was needed he was opposed to the purchase of those recommended by Mr, Boyer. He had not signed the recommendation for the reason that at 12 o'clock on the night of the committee meeting, when he left for his home, a report had not been prepared. He also stated that he had contended that if machinery was needed he would favor the purchase of such machines as would do the work for years to come. This statement was disputed by Boyer, and after wrangling for a time Halgh sat down leaving the question of veracity between he and Boyer open to the council. Dr. Hattery then moved to lay the report of the committee over for two weeks and instruct the clerk to advertise for bids for machinery and Invite representatives of the various concerns to come to the c(ty, at their own expense, and engage in open competition before the council. The motion was seconded oy Mr. Woll. This motion brought Uncle Steve again to his feet, and realizing that his power had been broken, like a school boy, whose feelings had been hurt, he again Indulged In more self- praise and declared if that part of the business was taken away from the electric light committee he would tender his resignation as chairman of the committee, Mr. Hadley then came to Boyer'a, rescue by moving to refer all bids for machinery to the electric light committee. The amendment was ac- lepted by Dr. Hattery and was carried. ~< The vote to reject the report of the committee stood six to three. Keiser and Hadley stood by Boyer. Kenney was absent. During the controversy, Mr. Scrlb- ner, the electrician, was called upon by Mr. Haigh to explain his position, He advised against the purchase of the machinery recommended by Mr. Boyer and Mr. Keiser. Instead he would recommend the purchase of an engine of sufficient power for all future needs. This recommendation, following as it did upon the heelsi of flattering remarks made of Mr. Scribner by Mr. Boyer, was the "nn- kindestcutof all." TBE TAX LETJ. The Democratic Members Stood For a Farther Redaction. Two members of the finance committee, Mr. Hadley and Mr. Rlngle- ben, reported the tax levy for 1897, which appears in another column of the Pharos. Mr. Woll, the other member ot the committee, was not consulted. The total levy was placed at 00 cents. The Democratic members opposed its adoption on the ground that it is too high. ' 'Taking the reports of the electric light com mittee, which show a big reduction in the expense of lighting the city together with the fact that the plant is self-sustaining," said T>r. Hattery, in explaining his position, "the levy is too high." The levy was adopted, the Demo cratlcmembers, Messrs. Woll, Dyke maa, Graf and Hattery, voting in the negative. It should be remembered that a year ago, when the levy for 1896 was fixed, Mr. Woll insisted on a reduction of nine cents, and carried hia point. ANOTHER QDESTION Raised by Or. Hattery Concerning the Method of Letting Sewer Contracts. After the claims committee had made its report Dr. Hattery called attention to the expenditure of H95.27 for labor on water works and asked if the council had abandoned the time-honored custom of letttrig contracts for water works extensions. OTHER BUSINESS Mr. Leffel was granted permission to transfer his lease on the city's wagon yard to Horace Puteroaugh. As it was late after the above business had been disposed of, the report of the clerk was read and the council adjourned. KNOCK-OUT DROPS Bettered to Hare Been Given Daisy Allen. Her Mind is Muddled and She Talks Only of Killing Joe Ross. While on a business trip Co the county jail this morning a representative of the Pharos attempted to interview Daisy Allen, who lifted a watch from the pocket of Joseph Ross, a Kenneth quarryman, Saturday night, and who was taken into custody Monday night while attempting to buy a revolver with which to kill Ross. Her mind i* badly muddled, and her talk WHS of a rambling nature and entirely unsatisfactory. She told many conflicting stories concerning her past life. When asked if she had any relatives, she replied: "Yes, they live in the country, but we had trouble and I would rather stay in jail then go to them." To the question: "In which direction does your relatives live from Logansport?" she replied: "Oh, out there," pointing to the south. At first she said that she bad left her trunk at the apartments of Albert Nickum, over John Eckert's saloon, and again that she had left it at the home of Wesley Rhinehart, a barber, in Shultztown. "All I want to get oufe of here for," said she, "is to kill Joe Ross." "Do you love Ross?" inquired the reporter. "Yes, a little," said she, "and I want to kill him." It is believed that the woman is suffering from the effects of a strong narcotic given her by some enemy. She has been induced to tabs medicine, and Dr. Hollo way now has hopes of her complete recovery. Volunteers of America. A special Gospel service will be leld at the "Volunteers' armory on Third street this evening at 8 o'clock. GooJ muulc and singing. Mrs. F. Murphy will speak. Subfect: Your Record." Everybody invited. Admission free. THE GOLDEN RULE. The ladies of the Wheatlsnd street M. E. cbtirch will hold n bazaar the rink NOT. 15th and continue one week. GRAND CLOAK OPENINQ SALE. Yourself and friends are cordially invited to visit their superb exhibition of Fall and Winter Styles in Ladies" Misses and Children's Cloaks. We are exhibiting the very Latest and Choicest Styles in Novelties and High Class Cloaks and Wraps as now are pre - vailin" ID Paris London and New York. Such a magnificent collection has never been equalled in Logansport. Our special effo:.ts D ia preparing for this seasons offerings have been in the direction of securing an even higher station of excellence i» «tvlfis and materials and at prices lower than e-rer before offered in this city. Pnees of labor and materials are steadily »d. vancin OJJU. LLiaL.'l<l iiiiiJ CkiiVJ. au lJJ,H_-*-"J J.V •••_•!- fcJ.*«i** _.__-. _ ^ n- and it would be impossible for us to duplicate our stock at anything like the prices we will offer you. JACKETS The New Russian Blouse is one amongst the Fashionables. We have them in Black, New Greens, Royal Blue and Black Vedour. We have them in all prices up to -- S3O-OO We are showing a complete line of Capes and Children's Wraps at very low prices. See this line before you purchase a Garment. THE GOLDEN RULE. —THE— Very Newest 3£ Shoes... And every pair Leather Lined, making them comfortable and water proof, so you can keep trom wearing Rubber Overshoes. In BOX CALF ENAMEL TAN and Vici Kid, made on the latest style lasts- Jjfc Bull Dog Coin, Dollar and Half Dollar Toes. Ladios and Children's KOYAL PURPLE the newest colors in very fancy Silk Testing Tops, making them very attractive. See them. fifcevensim 403 Broadway. White Snow Is your linen when, it conies home from Marshall's Laundry. No. 608 Broadway. "Wagon will call for us a trial. Both 'Phones 110. your work. Give If You Want lo be in the'Swim You had better le HOOLEY —Make Tour— FaU Suit Or Overcoat He will Fit Ton "When all others fail. ,.—J Card of Thanks. Captain and Mrs. Murphy desire to thank tbe kind friends who sent some clothing to 1»he Volunteer armory for the poor and needy of Logangport. at- The same will be carefully distributed tor: amongst the deserving poor of the city. Other donations are solicited. THE BIGGEST MAN and the smallest in town, will get equal satisfaction In the fit of hit clothes if our tape line has been around him We have a sort of pride In fitting men that other tailors can't please. It's the know-how that tells the taste, and our experience and observation has given «t that. Come in and look over our stock of Fall Goods, and try not to be amazed am the prices we quote. xT. HRRZ, Tailor, 409 Market Street. »«»»»•»»»»»»»+»« •»••••»• FALL AND WINTER J Goods Now On Exhibition. I have a complete line of HEATING STOVES at prices that will astonish you. Such High Grade Oaks as Radiant Home, Estate, Peninsular, Jewells and Jewetts. Natural Gas, Odorless Heaters, RadUtors, etc. Cooks and Ranges Jn endless varieties. CALL AND EXAMINE AND LEARN PRICES. J. ORISMOMD 312 Market Street. »»»»•+»»»»»»»»»«•»»»»*»»«•»»••»*«•••»•«»••»»»»»»*+ FALL AND Winter Woolens. The most complete assortment of Up-to-date Fabrics in Plaids, Checks, Stripes, Sergey and in fact anything you want for a first class Business DRESS SUIT. Prices the Lowest in the City. Johri F- Carroll, 1222 BROADWAY, The "Domestic" Office. Now is tbe time to provide yourself with a good Sewing Machine at a very low price. My stock includes all tbe leading makes. My terms are easy, and there is no excuse for being out of a good sewing machine n tbe house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R B WHITSETT Fall Winter Woolens. A Complete Assortment of the Latest Novelties from Domestic and Foreign Markets. Pierce, the Tailor, 318 Market Street

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