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   Waterloo Times-Tribune (Newspaper) - April 25, 1905, Waterloo, Iowa                              L ISSUED TWICE A AND FRIDAY AFTERNOONS TIMESTRIBUNE VOLUME 25NO 50 WATERLOO IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 25 1905 WHOLE NUMBER 1524 HAD SOME HOT DEBATES Council Had a Lively Session Last Evening and a Series of Warm De bates WereGiven ROGERS SERVICES DISPENSED WITH Council Could Not See Use of further Examination of the City Water The city councilmet in regular ses sion last night and it was almost twelve oclock before the business to come before the meeting was closed There were a number of specially in teresting points at the meeting last night and some very strong argu ments weie had by the members of the council Rogers Dispensed With One of the most interesting debates was on the question as to whether or not the services of Dr B B Rogers as bacteriologist were longer needed by the city and some interesting state ments were made by the various coun cilmen Councilman French called upon Health Officer Dr G H Sumner who was present for his opinion on the matter and that gentleman seemed to think that he services could be dis pensed with Dr Sumner stated that he did not think the tests were made often enough in this city and that at any rate the tests were simply tests as to whether the water had been good previous to that time Other cbuncilmen entered into the discussion and a heated debate took place for a while It was finally decided on a vote from which Sedgwick was excused to dis pense with the services of Dr Rogers after May 1st at which time his con tract with the city terminated There was no criticism made of his work the question being as to whether the ser vice was effective and whether it was worth while to expend seventy five dollars a month on the examina tion of the water Some Roasts Handed Out Several roasts were handed to Mr Sedgwick in a good nauired way but nonetheless effective as regards the water It stated that the water Was always usuable and one asked as to whether or not the well would be com pleted by this morning Mr Sedg wick in a good natured reply stated that the well was down about 800 feet last evening Ordinance Discussed Two ordinances in regard to plumb ing inspection were brought up and evoked considerable discussed the feeling of some of the council being that they were somewhat of snap ordinances and should be referred to the committee for investigation Coun oilman Hildebrand took the side of Inspector Jennish and spoke in behalf of the adoption of the ordinances at once After a hot discussion on the matter the ordinance were referred The Paving Ruts Councilman Byrnes brought up the matter of the bad places in the brick paving and suggests that men who were trained in the work be hired by the direction of the committee by the plumbers This brought forth the fact from Councilman French that the ordinance already the city the privilege to see to it that all paving was properly replaced and if it was not so done the city had a right to re1 place it and see to it that the plum bers or who ever did the work were charged with the expense of replac ing the paving in proper shape Mr French thought that the ordinance enforced and made applicable to all such cases and not a dead letter It was the concensus of opinion among the councilman that the paving should be placed in condition and kept that way and the ordinance strictly en forced I business of issuing certificates to the teachers from their own to the state department Nebraska has just passed a law pro viding for the state certification of teachers The effort to get such a law through the Iowa legislature will be carried on most vigorously next win ter ON THE DOLLAR A WEEK PLAN P J Martin and Co Spring a New Plan For Home Buying in Waterloo A new plan of home selling was sprung in this city this week by the new but wide awake flrm of P J Martin and Co The flrm has pur chased one hundred and ten lots in addition one of the best in the city and will place them on the market to all who wish to buy for the sum of per week This will be a great boon for those in moderate circumstances in the city who wish to secure desirable property on which to put a home some time The lots are all fine ones and there is but little doubt but they will be all contracted for within a short time A NEW MACHINE GO Hawkeye Manufacturing Company In corporates and Will manufacture Acetylene Gas Machines HAVE A NEW PATENTED MACHINE D F Mereman is of the Members are Local Men The Hawkeye Manufacturing com pany is the name of a new concern which will file its articles of incor poration in a few days The firm is capitalized at and Waterloo wil be its headquarters and principal place of business The business of the concern will be the manufacture and sale of gas machines fixtures and all materials conected with this line of business The first officers of the corporation are F Merriman J Merriman L Celak L Marquis Board of L Scribner J F Hill and J M Hill including also the above officers Will Manufacture Gas Machines The company is practically com posed of men who have been connect ed with manufacture of acetylene gas machines with the various companies of this city and they now have patents of their own and will manufacture a machine which they claim will be the superior of any now on the market All of the men are experienced at the machine business are fine men of good business and ability and when they get their manufacturing plant established in this city will doubtless do a fine business CABLE PROMOTED FOR ONE CERTIFICATE County Superintendent For One Cer tificate For State Des Moines April A meeting of the third section of the county su perintendents of the state will be held in Des Moines this afternoon The session will be at the office of the state superintendetn at the capital At this conference it is expected that the plan of certification of teach ers by the state instead of by the dif1 ferent counties will be indorsed The other sections have indorsed it and the report in favor of it is in course of preparation by the legislative com mittee of the county superintendents section of the State Teachers asso ciation The conference of the super intendents of the second section at I Sioux City on Friday enthusiastically indorsed the plan and it is believed i that the thirtyfive or forty who meet here this afternoon will do likewise This scheme involves the issuance of certificates to all the teachers of the state from the state department the certificates to be good Jn any county ofjthe stae At present the county superintendents issue certifi cates which are good only in their counties It is believed that the superinten dents will devote their influence in the next general assembly to securing this legislation which all school men regard as valuable Itis believed that such a law would do much to tone up the profession and to advance Its standard A census of the county superinten dents on this subject has been taken recently and seventyfive of them re sponded 90 per cent of the seventy five being in favor of transferring the Reported to Have Been Appointed General Superintendent of Rock Island H S Cable general superintendent for the Northern Division of the Rock Island comprising the lines in Iowa north of West Liberty as also in Minnesota and Dakota with head quarters at Cedar Rapids is reported by Secretary Dwight Lewis of the state railway commission to have been appointed general superintendent of the central district comprising the from Chicago to Denver to suc ceed Hiram J Slifer resignedsever al weeks ago Mr Cable was until his transfer to Cedar Rapids about one and a half years ago general su perintendent of the Southwestern District with headquarters at Topeka Kansas He is about 40 years of age a railroad man from the ground up and one of the most democratic offi cials in the service Though a son of R R Cable former president of the Rock Island and at present chair man of the executive board Mr Cable stands on his personal merits and has won his spurs regardless of family connections with the property possess ing a great capacity for details he familiarized himself with the intrica cies of railroad work devoting hiniself especially to work in the operating de partment As superintendent of the central district he will have charge of the main line from Chicagoto Den ver via Omaha Lincoln Fairbury and LJmon vTunction jtogether w1h the lines extending to Colorado Springs and Pueblo While Mr Cable is a strict disciplinarian he is very popular with the employes as he combines justice with leniency where mitigat ing circumstances can be shown It is probable he will be succeeded ns superintendent at Cedar Rapids by Mr Allen now division superintendent of the Chicago division with head quarters at Rock Island Mr Green ough division superintendent at Ce dar Rapids will probable succeed Mr Allen Superintendent Joe Smalley at Des Moines will perhaps succeed Greenqugh and Superintendent W H Given of the Keokuk division with headquarters at Des Moines be given the superintenclency of the Iowa divi sion It is understood the Keokuk lines will be merged into the south western division 5md placed junder the supervision of Superintendent Mull at Trenton Mo Mart Goswiller has resigned his po sition ns driver of the TYahklin grocery wagon and has accepted em ployment with the Rath Packing Co SWEITZER IS MARSHAL Mayor Rector Announces the Appoint ment of John N Sweitzer to the Office of Chief of Police TAKES POSITION ON MAY FIRST Simmerling Will Take Up Other Work Jones for Desk Sergiant J N Sweitzer was last evening ap pointed city marshal by Mayor John R Recor and the appointment submit ted to the council for approval which was done unanimously As was exclusively stated in the TimesTribune a week ago Mr Sweitzer had been picked for marshal for sometime and was practically as sured of the office for several weeks past He will take his position on May 1st and success O H Simmer ling the efficient city marshal under the administration of Mayor Martin Simmerling Takes Other Work Marshal Simmerling will hold the position until next Monday when he will turn the office over to Mr Sweitzer after three years of faithful work in the office and having brought the city police force up to a standard that it has never reached before Mr Simmerling stated this morning that he had secured another position several weeks ago and that he would take a little vacation and then as sume his new position Mr Simmer ling has been the chief of the police at the time when the growth of the city was very greatest and when the care of a strong man was needed He has cared for the department and looked after the work in splendid shape and there are many who regret his leaving the office None can deny but that he has made a fine officer Since entering the office Marshal Sim merling has started a complete set of records of the department and has everything in charge in detail so that the work of every officer can be told in an instant and the lists of criminals and the dates they were arrested are easily found This clerical part of the work and its establishments is no small matter and Mr Simmerling de serves much credit for that which he has done along this line No Desk Sergeant No appointment of desk sergeant was made last evening and the mayor stated this morning that had his doubts as to whether or not he would have to appoint a man tothe position because of the fact that a number of the new members of the council thought it a worthless expenditure This does not seem to be the senti ment of the people however and it is very probable that any attempt made to abolish the office of desk sergeant will meet with opposition The people feel that they need the protection of knowing where they can find an offi cer at night when they want one and insist that the office be continued As it was before a search of the city had to be made by a person wanting an officer before he could be found as the beats are so large in this city Now a phone call will bring the desk ser geant and one officer at once The patrol wagon has been ordered and the city would have to pay for it any way under contract and the city team will be on their hands anyway as a part of the trunk equipment at the fire station Jones For Desk Sergeant It is stated that Fred Jones now employed with the Inman Restaurant company and who formerly conducted the Royal cafe has received considera tion from Mayor Rector as a candi fate for the office and that if the of fice is not abolished he will be the appointee WEDDING ANNIVERSARY START PAVING MONDAY Barber Asphalt Company Has Men As signed to Start Paving Here Next Monday Morning WILL START ON WALNUT STREET Committee Appointed to See That All Piping Connections Are Made at Once The Barber Asphalt company will commence their paving contracts in this city on Monday of next week City Engineer C T Wilson yesterday received notice that a gang of twenty skilled men would be in the city on Monday ready to commence the work of setting the curb along the line of the new pavement and would push this work along and get it completed as quickly as possible It is very probable that the work will commence at the head of Walnut street at Logan avenue and be pushed to Franklin street and also Walnut stree on the long stretch to the end of Independence avenue This work with the side streets will be completed first underthe present plan and then the west side will be started and pushed to completion starting from the westerly line of Leland avenue then down South to Hammond Ave Much Place Connections The matter of making the connec tions with the water sewer and gas mains was brought up at the coun cil meeting last evening A long dis cussion was had as to how closely the connections should be made to avoid the cutting up of the paving after laid by those who had not made con nections and by those who has sold parts of their lots since The matter was finally left to the ordinance com mittee composed of J B Sedgwick W R French and William Kurth and the city engineer These men will spend today driving over the pro posed territory for paving and view ing each lot and determine how many connections should be made for each lot or parcel of ground The determining of how many con nections should be made so as to void the tearing up of the paving is a troublesome job and the residents along the streets have kicks coming all of the time on the amount of ex tra connections that they have to make The council will not allow the pav ing to be torn up after once laid and all persons who do not get their work in before the paving is laid for alllots which they are using now or expect to use in the future will have to make connections with a party line or else go without connections The council will under no circumstances allow the tearing up of the pavement RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS Mr and Mrs Paul Davis Entertained Their Friends at Dinner Mr and Mrs Paul Davis entertain ed a number of initimate friends at a Mother Goose dinner given at G oclock last evening at their home 327 Commercial street The occa sion marked the tenth milestone in the married life of the host and hos tess Mr and Mrs Davis received in their wedding garments he in conventional black with a broad ex panse of spotless linen and Mrs Davis in a gown of rare beauty Being a tin wedding neither the host of hostess dream of being made the recipients of anythingother that tin ware but the guests thought different ly and onbehalf of the donors Rev Frank Loveland pastor of the First M E church presenter them with a handsome china soup toureen and a dozen decorated china soup plntes The surprise was so complete thai to adapt the naive expression of Mrs Davis Paul stood and looked silly while as for myself well I confess I wns dumb and couldnt say a word The guests attended in costume a number of which were decidedly unique and quite original The piece de resistance as the French would term it was a roast pig served with apple sauce Those present were Dr and Mrs Brinkman Mr and Mrs Roy Shoemaker Rev Frank Loveland and wife Mr and Mrs Wyeth Mr and Mrs Boggs Mr and Mrs B L Hildebrand Mr and Mrs Harry Ja cobsv Mrs Mnrie and Miss June Foster Miss Roan Fedderson who has been visiting relatives and friends in Dy sart has returned home She was ac companied home by her sister Mrs Geo Walters Were in the City this Morning En Route in Private Car to Marble Rock Col Dave Palmer and Secretary Dwight Lewis of the state railway commission were in the city briefly this morning en route to Marble Rock to inspect a crossing about which there had been some controversy They expected to be joined here by Commissioner Ketchum but as he did not appear it was inferred he had gone to Marble Rock early this morn ing and would await there the arri val of Col Palmer and Secretary Lewis They will return this after noon and at G oclock this evening they will leave on the Illinois Central to make a tour of inspection over the Cascade branchabout the operation of which there has been some com plaint by the people of Cascade and other patrons along the line Commis sioner Palmer and Secretary Lewis were traveling in state having at their disposal and for their occupancy the private car of General Superin tendent H S Cable DEATH OF S W PITCHER Died Friday Afternoon After a Long Illness of Paralysis At oclock on Friday afternoon at the home 526 East Third street oc curred the death of S W Pitcher for forty years a prominent resident of this city The news of his death did not come as a great surprise to the people of Waterloo as it was known that he was very low and could live but a short time Paralysis was the cause of thedeath Mr Pitcher hav ing been stricken with the disease two years ago and suffered from it ever since most of the time for the past six mouths he has been bed rid den and during the time had been about in a wheel chair For the past two weeks he had been very low and unconscious most of the time Mr Pitcher had been in the meat business in this city for more than twentyseven years and was well known in this manner He was first In partnership with A C Bratnober and later bought the business and conducted it himself until his health failed him a few years ago Prior to the time that he went into the meat business Mr Pitcher was buying cattle and through his drives through the country on purchasing trips was known over the whole county He was favorably known and was a man noted for his business honesty Mr Pitcher was borr at Lemyvilie Pa in 1SR4 and wns over seventy years of nge at the time of his death On November 25th 1857 he was wedded to Misa Susan Goodwin and a short me after came west locating in this city Two children Mrs J G Bick ley deceased and Mrs Will Kuhns were born to Mr and Mrs Pitcher His wife died a number of years ago and in 1894 he was wedded to Mar garet Hilton who survives his death and has been a patient watcher by the side of his bed since his first illness The funeral was held yesterday from the home at oclock Rev Effie K M Jones of the Universalist church of which he was a member conducting the services and the Ma sonic order giving a ritualistic ser vice The interment was made in Fair view cemetery West Side Won In the debate between the east and west side high school teams last Fri day evening at the Y M C A audi torium the west side team composed of Ralph Dunkelburg Homer Council lor and Phil Elliott defeated the east side team of Ed Doerfler Leo Kelley and Walter Hasskarl The question was Resolved That the government should own and operate the railroads A fair sized audience was in attend ance and three of the Normal school instructors acted as judges The west side has the affirmation of the proposition A debate is being arranged between the west side team and the team from the Manchester high school and will be announced in a short time NOTED PREACHER DEAD Rev Daniel Schaffer Closes Portal on Bright Worlds Career By Death Last Night ADDRESSED FIRST UNION COMPANY Was First to Preach to Union Defen Career as Preacher Cedar Falls April to the Daniel Shaffer died at his home in this city this morning at an early hour He was one of the best known retired preach ers of the Methodist ministry His carreer was a brilliant one Rev Shaffer was born in Tiego county Pennsylvania seventytwo years ago At the age of twentyone years he started in the ministry and when the civil war broke out was preaching in a prominent Methodist church in Baltimore and it was his pleasure to be first man to address a company of union soldiers in those troublesome times The feeling in Baltimore was divided and there were many dangers for the man who declar ed himself openly but Rev Schaffer did not fear and delivered an address to a company which had just been organized and was being hurried to Fort Sumter After preaching successfully in the east for a number of years he came to Iowa in 1S70 and first located in Wa terloo where he preached in the First Mehodist church for some time Later he preached at Manchester Indepen dence Marion Cedar Rapids Tipton Mason City Iowa Falls and several other Iowa cities For four years he was presiding elder of the Cedar Falls district He leaves three sisters in Cedar Falls They are Mrs E A Snyder Mrs H W Sawyer and Mrs A N Burr The funeral will probably be held Thursday afternoon at two oclock Several Methodist pastors with whom he had been associated will speak at the services and the pallbearers will be Methodist preach ers from this section of Iowa He had lived in Cedar Falls for three years his health having failed him after he has completed his service as presid ing elder MISS SHAUL1S DEAD Wellknown Waterloo Lady Passes Away From Burnett At the home of her nephew M M Auckermann 61S Bluff street Satur day evening at eight oclock occurred thedeath of Miss C Shaulis after a lingering illness of consumption The lady had been ill for sometime and was moved from her own apartments to the home of her nephew when it was found that she could not survive Miss Shaulis was engaged in the mil linery business in this city from 1SG9 to 1892 and is known to many people in Waterloo and over this county The lady was in her 73rd year being born in 1S322 in Somerset county Pa and came to this city from Pittsburg in 1S69 and started in business for her self For a large number of years she has been a faithful member of the First M E church She leaves no immediate relatives The funeral was held from the First M E church yesterday afternoon Rev F L Love land conducting the services and In terment being made in Elm wood Mrs Burnett Mrs Frances Burnett wife of P S Burnett died Saturday afternoon at six oclock at the family home 128 Ricker street The deceased had been seriously ill for several weeks with pneumonia and other complications The lady was born in Bradford coun ty Pa and was about fiftythree years of age at the time of her She came to this city when n young Indy and has lived here constantly since The husband and two daughters and three sons survive Theservices were held this afternoon at oclock from the Walnut street church Rev Beeman officiating Interment was made in Fairview COUNTY SHOWS DROP Blackhawk County Now Depends Upon Waterloo to Bring Census Up to Five Years Ago ALL TOWNSHIPS SHOW A LOSS Waterloo Will Reach Nearly 18000 LaPorte will Show a Loss All but three townships and the city of Waterloo have reported their census in this county The townships are East Waterloo Barclay and Wash ington and all of the wards of the city have yet to be reported all re ports have to be in by May 1st Every assessor that has made a re port so far shows a falling off in his township with the exception of Cedar Falls and Bennington township which show a gain The city of Waterloo will show a gain which will be the only city in the county to show gain Cards Returned Here Cards from Des Moines showing students at the state normal school at Cedar Falls have been returned to this city and also cards from other schools in the state and these will have to be placed in the Waterloo cen sus by the Waterloo assessors This will increase the population of Wa terloo about one hundred and per haps more Blow at Cedar Falls This action of the part of the exe cutive board at Des Moines is a hard blow at the city of Cedar Falls and will bring their census to a mark lower than it was five years ago Over six hundred names will thus be taken from those given as residents of Cedar Falls by the assessors and the falling off will be great La Porte Looses The assessor of La Porte brought his complete report to the county au ditors office today and that city also shows a falling off in population The total given to La Porte is 1434 and the 1900 census gave the city a popula tion of I 419 a falling off of seventy six in the total population in the five years PoyneV Township 986 Poyner township has also reported and also reported a falling off Poy ner contains the towns of Raymond Dewar and Gilbertville and has a total population of 986 This is a falling off over that of 1900 when the census showed 10SS Great Falling Off The whole county thus shows a falling off unless the report for Wa terloo showing its growth enough to bring the average up to what it should be The only accounting that can be given by those in charge that the same conditions exists all over Iowa and that the state will show a great falling off for the year Farmers and other moving to newer states is thought to be the chief reason of the falling off The Waterloo Census The Waterlo census report will be compiled and ready for the auditor by Friday or Saturday of this week according to Assessor Kuhns While it is not known accurately it is stated that the census this year will go close to IS000 if not over that number It is said positively that it will not go below 17800 WEST SIDE WON CONTEST The Flag Dropped on Ashley Dunham and His Egg Eaters Commenting disdaifully on the published report that four firemen at the east side station ate sixtyone eggs Easter eve Si Perkins of the west side station said The east side always imagines it is doing some thing spectacular when in fact it is only the common place compared with what is accomplished frequently on the sunset side of Cedars classic stream Why the same night that Ashley Dunham and his hen fruit brigade got outside of sixtysome eggs four of us and a rank outsider a newspaper man ate one hundred and two scrambled eggs at the west side station Personally I stalled at the nineteenth egg but Chalmers Tay lor the driver ate twentythree while Martin Burke did a small stunt by get ting away with twentyone The other fellows did nobly but Taylor was awarded the grand prize It was a little trying on him though for at in tervals hiring the night he would awake fly upon the foot rail flap his wings and crow lustily Then hed hop down on the floor spread his pinions cluck and strut about the cock of the walk It was a trifle annoying to the rest of us but as our internal anato mies were in revolt Taylors antics did not cut us out of much sleep But the funny thing about it is that ever since that night Martin Burke who had been accustomed to staying up late chicles off to his roost regularly when the sun subsides on the west ern horizon Personally I feel the prickings of growing pin feathers and a hankering to scratch and pick corn off the ground But those east siders are two spots on an egg eating con test Why they couldnt see to first basein a twelve inning game eating hen fruit with yours truly and the west side contingent Not once in two years Jesse Gouge has moved from his of fice in the First National bank to rooms 213 and 214 in the Commercial building i j   

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