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The Bulletin Sentinel (Newspaper) - May 11, 1895, Decatur, Illinois loaned'. ,vill deliver THE BULLETE-SEMJEL- VOLUME XX. NO. 45 DECATUR, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, MAY 11. 1895. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. 11 ion, FREET, SET.. r oes. 'rices. GBR. P, TV FOR 4ERY JiowTfsMARSHAL MASON HOLMES APPOINTED NIGHT CAPTAIN. o.uU.n made all of his Appoint- t- the lir-t Mghl.-ConMJerable nan'.actedln the Rctir- I uimcil-KepOrt in 1'ull. "T or Conk'.'.n made a good begin- making all of his P nt- and will have that way. They are 1 W. Mason. v M. Holmes. J- Leech, J. A. p-Kk'w'aV w- Williamson. W. H. Imboden, P. J. Demp- "ilerrEar'xoepre. J. H Muthers- Aiuirew Lord, D. C. Armstrong ur-'c H. Beatty. Ed. Koschinski. F. s-'-u'v and A. S. Baylor. Burgess. I'-etA W. Alex- >Vattr Inspector-Harry RuthrautT. Stine. ?llfctor oi Weights and Measures eo. Martin. f Sullivan. of Health-Drs. I. X. Barnes. n tiTld B. F. olDlC11) Couimissioners-L. Burrows. Vtr Loeb and John R. Miller. The Committees. chairman, kiTon. Irwin, Carter, Hankins. ri.ii- and Bischof. ,'c Improvements Simpson, Varan: Montgomery, Hankins, rter Mathias.-Stratton and John and Light-Carter, cbair- -.ar. Montgomery. Simpson, Mathias. -yens, Bolen and Bischof. 'urrhasing and ,i a.rman: Sampson, Irwin. Montgom tr Drake and Johnson. and Crossings-Biscbof Thayer, Mathias, Stratton en. Drake, Foster. Streets and Alley-Irwin, chair man-. Thayer, Foster, Drake, Bolen >'ratton and Bischof. Ordinances Ahreus, chairman: Trv.'n, Thayer, Drake. Foster. r? and John-on. The Old and the New. Tie courier chamuer was a live.y ,.--.rt- 'a-t evening and was packed ,t to -i.'location. The people i-o could not get In sat In the manv st, od up through- out the ent.ie session in order to near t'ie anptuntments pretty v uulersumd v.ere to ne J'-Jayor elect. Conkl.n had a seat on the ro-trum beside the retiring e.secat.ve and seemed to be deaply interested in the proceedings, Ai. the new aldermen had seats beside the retiring members. The r.us.incs'.. At the last meeting of the council the bid of Mr. Mattes for building the East Main street sewer was referred to the streets and alley committee to see if it was within the limit of estimate made for the work. The commutee recommended that Mattes be given the contract as the lowest bidder. Alderman Montgom- ery that he understood that Mr. Mattes had said that he would not use new brick to replace the brick broken in taking up the pavement. He wanted the matter understooc and asked the attorney for an opinion Attorney Lee stated that the con- tractor would have to replace the pavement in good shape. Then Aid. Knight wanted the ordinance read on that'subject. That stated distinctly that the pavement must be replaced in a- good condition a, when found. The report of the committee was adopted. The report of the special committee on the hook and ladder truck brought out a long discussion. The public improvement committee recommend- ed that the matter be referred to the special committee with power to act Mderman Montgomery objected and stated that he thought the purchase of the truck should be allowed to eo over to the new council as there was not money enough at preset to buy the truck. Alderma Knight who had i.igned the report in ouestion said that he fully agreed with the gentleman from the Second but that the adoption of the report did not violate any ordinance, for that was not buying a truck, for there was no certain time fixed as t when the purchase should be made Vderman Montgomery said that th special committee in question bein a creature of the old council shoul pen council which was finally done. Bids were received from four makers of trucks, The Babcock Fire Extinguishing Apparatus company .ubmitted bids for three designs of trucks costing and 225 each. La France Fire Engine company submitted a bid for a truck known as the Hays truck at Gleason Bailey offered to furnish a truck for The trustees cf the E. B. Preston company offered to sell the city a truck which was mE.de for use at the World's fair, for The agent of this company was in the lobby and was granted permission to explain the advantages of the truck. He said that it was made especially to advertise his company at the fair at a cost of and being for exhib- ition was of superior make and finish. It is a three-horse truck and was used jail during the fair, and may have been seen in operation by some Deca- tur people. Monthly Reports. The treasurer reported that re- ceipts during the month were S21V OtH.iMi. The amounts in the various follows: General. -inking. SU.Olt.Wi: ..572.77: library. The city marshal reported forty- three arrests during the month. The amount of tines assessed was fines collected. paid on old cases, 95: police fees earned and col- lected, Engineer Barnett reported that the water works had used 442 tons of coal and pumped gallons of water during the month. Street Superintendent Deianey re- ported that he had expended during April. Water Inspector Ruthranfl report- ed five arrests for violations of water and plumbing ordinances and collected as fines on same. His report of the house to house canvass for violators will be ready at the next meeting. The five justices of the peace reported fines assessed and collected s follows: Shorb-Assessed, SOS: collected 8.23. and collected, Odor-Assessed and collected, SIM: Iso collected on old fines. Assessed, collected n these and old fines, Peddecord-Assessed, collected n these aud old fines, Other Matters. Charles E. Schroll submitted a esurvey of block 10, and the north half of block 9, in block 2 of H. Rob- nson's addition which was accepted. The committee to whom was re- 'erred the petition for a sewer in the alley between East William and East Prairie streets, reported adversely. The report was adopted. A wreat number of bills were read and "allowed. The only objection offered was to one for for repairs to a carriage damaged by a Sre wa-ua in responding to an alarm. Al- derman Johnson moved to refer this to the finance committee and the motion carried. Surveyor Loring reported the esti- mated cost of paving on Cerro Gordo street from Edward to College, at and the city clerk was in- structed to advertise forbids for pav- ing the street. On motion of Alderman Foster the iudges and clerks of the city election were allowed 83 each for their ser- and the judges who posted the mtices were allowed extra. Fifty-sever, saloon licenses were granted. F. W. Andrews was granted per" mission to erect a sign in front of his restaurant on East Prarie street. 'Ihe Council. It was about when the clerk announced that all the business was done. Then the clerk administered the oath to they new mayor and other officials. Then Clerk Skelly retired, and Deputy Clerk Bobbins took the seat. The new aldermen are B. Irwin- Colonel Mathias. J. L. Thayer, G S- Simpson. G. A, Ahrens, Frank John. S. Hankins, J. W. Carter. The holdovers in the order of their wards are: R. R. Montgomery, D. L. Foster, R. J. Stratton, Charles Bischof, A. O. Bolen, J. L. Drake. Made Speeches. Several of the retiring aldermen were called on for speeches. As Mr. Moffitt gave up his seat he was called on for a speech and said: "I leave you with the best of feel- ings. Malice of heart don't belong to this physical organization. I have tried to do my duty impartially by every citizen. I have been traduced and abused, but that don't hurt me a particle. I hope this incoming coun- cil can work in harmony with its ex- ecutive head and can work for the best interests ot the city, irrespect- ive of street corner talk. I pass you this gavel with the best of feeling that ever a father had when making a present to one of his children. I assure you that you will hear no grumbling or fault finding from me i will assure you that I will do the best I can to help you along this rocky road over which you will need some of the Scotch and some of the Irish to be successful. Again, I express to you my hearty good feelings. Mayor Conklin took the gavel handed him and said After the kindly feelings that havi been expressed for one another here one would think that you had had a love feast all the time. I hardl know what to say, and you all appea to be so kind and thoughtful of eac other it does not seem necessary t per ct. difference Royal Baking Powder Strongest, Purest, Most Economical. A S to whether any of the baking powders are equal to the A "Roval the official tests clearly determine. Wnen samples of various baking powders were purchased from the grocery and analyzed by the United States Government Chemists and ,he Chemists of State and City Boards of Health, the reports revealed the fact that the contained from 28 per cent, to 60 per cent, more leavening strength than the others, and also that it was more perfectly combined, absolutely pure, and altogether wholesome. As most of these powders are sold to consumers at the same price as the by the use of the Royal Baking Powder there is an average saving of over one third, besides the advantage of assured pur- ity and wholesomeness of food, and of bread, biscuit and cake made perfectly light, sweet, and palatable. The official reports also reveal the presence, m other powders, of alurn, lime or sulphuric acid, by which their use is made a mat- ter of grave danger to the consumer. Whenever a baking powder is sold, either wholesale or retail, at a lower price than the it is made frommfe. rior ingredients, probably from alum, and to be avoided under all circumstances. BOYAL BAK.N3 POWDEROO, NEW-YORK speak for harmony or pleasant rela- tions. I know that in such a body as this some troubles will creep, but from limits. .Although we may be crowded for improvements, fornew appliances we must stay 'within our bounds. We must not exceed our expenditures. Then when we do get anything it will belong to us. We will not be band'- capped by debt. THE NEW POLICE FORCE HARRY QSMER DEAD, what I know and what I have read I feel that jou all deserve the appre- ciation of the city. Sometimes when we put forth our best efforts we are misunderstood. But If through it all i we are true to ourselves, our pur- If are proper, and we try to do what is right, whatever others may say, we can have the consciousness that we have been doing our duty. Mr. Mayor, if I do as well as you have done I shall think I have done well. They havn't skinned you. It is There will be need for consideration for each other. We can not expect to find in so large a body all the car- dinal virtues in every one. We mus-t try to work together in harmony. we do try our relations will be pleasant. We must make a recoid for carefulness, for attention to public business, for the interest of the city that IB destined to be one of THE SUDDEN SUMMONS CAME' ATNOON WITHOUT WARNING. hilc he was Eating I'is Dinner at Chas. Weiffles Chop Ilousc Appoplcxy n as the Cause-Coroner's In- quest this Afternoon. Harry Osmer, the well known and not improbable that I will have to call on you for help, for assistance, or advice. I am perfectly sure from what I have seen of you that it will be freely given. Not So Awful Bad. Mayor Oonklin here took his seat and calling the new council to order addressed it as follows: "Gentlemen, we come into control of the city's affairs under peculiar circumstances. The affair was never more thoroughly canvassed or aroused that at the last election. Every cit- izen was brought out. Whether the selection was best or not is not for me to say. With the office comes great responsibility. I think much has been said that was unwarranted. There has been great talk aboout the prevalence of Men Have been Assigned Ihcir Beats and arc at Work. The members of the new police force will be in their places tonight. Marshal Mason took charge of the office this morning and at once began the work of assigning the new men places as follows: Ed. Leech and Andy Lord will do dav work on the levee. J. W. Brockway, A. S. Baylor. J. W. LUC V the best In the state. At the conclusion of the talk some business was transacted, including the granting of fifty-five licenses which applications were accompanied by bonds. On a vote all the aldermen but Carter ot the Seventh voted for license. He voted no. The applica- tion of C. T. Kincaid, for license to open a saloon at 1270 North Calhoun street, came up and was refused in response to a protest signed by about fifty residents of that vicinity. POLICE MATTERS. Marshal Mason Will Keep a Man at Head- quarters Night and Day. Marshal Mason made a little change in the police force today. Officer Shultz will do leyee duty at night and Ed. Koschinski will work up town. Police Matters. Everything is quiet in police cir- went in he ordered his dinner as usual., When he began eating he said to T. at nigh Dragoo, th, .waiter, "You nave ,e I J wherever he u as- floor gasping for breath. Mr. Weiffie and several of the waiters hurried to his side and turned him over on his he .en force before. have served on the crime and loose order that has been without foundation. Some have said what they had no reason for saying. Peculiar circumstances have con- fronted you, circumstances which have had no equal in other cities. The council has been called on for great public itnprovemenos. It has had to make large expenditures. The citizens have responded liberally to the demand for money for new streets for enlargement of the school system, for funds for other improvements. But in spite of all that has been necessarv to demand more. Because of the rapid growth of your city the money at the disposal of the council seemed insufficient to meet all the expenses. There has been talk of extravagance. I think the great increase in the city's population has had much to do with causing the difficulty. It has not1 been a boom, but a steady growth. Even when it seemed that al! needed appliances had been procured, you have found yourselves handicapped by not hav- ing enough. No one can be charged with malfeasance. There has been some complaint that was not fair. But there is one thing that we must do. We must keep within our cles and the new men have not had a chance to iniatiate themselves yet. One feature of the new order ol things that will please the public will be the fact that there will always be an officer at police headquarters to answer telephone calls and other emergency business. Marshal Mason said: "I think Decatur is large enough now to need an officer at Entertainment. his side ana turneu mm vw, u- The W. C. T. U. of Decatur have back, and threw ice water on his face arranged with Gco. A. Hendcr-on to to revive him, but all to no purpose give two stereopticon enteitamments Drs, Cass Chenoweth and W. B. Hos-jin the near futurr at the Union tetler were called, but when they ar-, rOoms. The program will be chiefly rived the last spark ot life had fled, livlng subjects something on the line and not a heart beat was precept- able. Coroner Bendure was at once sum- moned and removed the remains to j Bullard's Undertaking rooms where the body was prepared for burial. The deceased was one of the most widely known men in the city, where he has resided for the last twenty years. He has but one relative living, Mrs. Conrad Ammann. Mr. Osmer was a genial, big hearted man, whose worst enemy was himself, and many i were the expressions of regret when i it was learned that he had died. After the inquest this afternoon the remains will be conveyed to the t> of that given last fall at the First M. E. church, only much more varied and interesting. _ _ Wants a Dnorcc. Papers were filed Monday by Buck- ingham Schroll in the divorce suit of Melllie Wingardner against Fran- cis W. Winegardener. They were married OU. 10, and have no i children. Cruelty is the ground on which divorce is asked. headquarters, awhere he he can be found both night and day. It will be more convenient, be as calls by tele- home of the deceased at 336 West Eldorado street. The time of the funeral has not yet been set. The Inquest. Coroner Bendure impanneled phone can be given prompt atten- coroner Benciure impauucicu a tion." Considerable inconvenience -ury and the inquest at this has been caused in the past by the afternoon. The jury found a verdict fact that there was no certainity in to the effect tnat the deceased came finding anyone at police headquart- tQ hig death from appoplexy. The ers. _________ jury was composed of Drs. Heil, Wal- "FumiturcSyi.dieate. ston, Harry, Moore, J. Kirkbride, A George W, Scovill left last night G. Bolen and W. P. Lindsay, for Chicaco, Today he will meet a number of her furniture dealers and they will visit the large factories in Wisconsin. These gentlemea have formed a syndicate to buy furniture. They are ten in number, and will buy about ten times a.a much as one retail dealer would purchase. In this way they hope to get furniture at a much lower price than thty would have to pay if each bought his coods separa- tely. Buncoed. A man named Henry Boucher, of Augusta, Kan., enroute to Columbus 0 was buncoed out of by a con fidence man at the depot yesterday The fellow got on the good side o Boucher and finally borrowed o him just for a few minutes and ha not returned yet. The police wer notified but the stranger had mad good his escape. Horse Stolen. Marshal Mason received a telegram his morninc from Geo. McCarrol, of .anesville, asking him to be on the ookout for a small bay mare that, lad been stolen from him. Awarded Hlchest DR; CREAM BAKING PfMDffi MOST PERFECT MADE. A pure Gripe Crtim of Tirtjr Powder. Free from Ammonii, Alum or any other adulteunt, 40 YEARS THE STANDARD
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