Fort Wayne News, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1898, Fort Wayne, Indiana
The New YorkStore, Established 1860 ALL THIS WEEK We will continue the distribution OIL PAINTINGS ON CANVAS From the brush of the celebrated artist, Mr. Wigard P. Wink. every purchase or over you get an oil painting, size, With every purchase or over a large painting, 24x30. These are given our patrons absolutely five. See the aitUl at work in on windows. A Great Thing in Skirts, Kirat, the good qualities. Second, the elegant make-up. We on sale io-day this fine Skir jit two materials. Made of Hoine-spun Made of 1-iite White P. The most perfect hanging skirt thu has ever entered our doors, and the BIOS satisfactory skirt women hare ever worn Df6S5 in 1'a''t.v 1ICW ''onccUs from the manufacturer, made of! incc Sacques white ami coiorai SHIRTS both embroidered and tucked. I For business, for dress., for work, dur Prices. to each, ing the hot weather, no other shirt is so ______ comfortable, and every day adds to ther popular it v. So popular are these fusci- At 1'eitale Shirts, natiii" they At, Percales, two detox-liable slip of hiind as soon as collars and cuffs. out on sale. I At 7iie to Woven Madras, collars To-dav opens a new and fine line. The aUiiehed and detached, finest we've luid. Made uf India Linen, And up to the Silk at Luwii, V. K., Irish Linen and Butchers' I-ir.cn. BUCKLES. 50c to ?G.OO each. The Jewelry .Section has good news for wo M ii1 u. Tut Steel Buckles, iiOc to Cut Steel .Setts. to Enameled Huckles, BOc lo Setts. (We to Thin, Elastic perfectly cut CHAMOIS GLOVES. to a comfortable fit, shaped and fiimhcd. in Xnlimil. ami by the world's tost glove makers. 73c and pair Bievcle loves for jMen. anil Women Dollar V UNRIVALLED. Qjoye I I'rinress] Wliiic .Sultan i and 4-Iloslc William Colors. 50c lo THE CARI'ET KXCTTEMENT OF TO-DAY, is tliat all Carpels are Helling at less prices tliau can be foand else in the city. (Mean new pntlerns ami colorings. THE RURODE ORY GOODS COMPANY, Successors to Root Company. The Fort Wayne News. .By WirJ.IAM D. PAGE. M Second-clue littler at the G ore ram en t Poftofflce at Fort Wayne, Ind. HUBSORMTION RATES: fv Annum ................................M-50 fn Month 40c Owrricr, per week, dclirered................ lOc .ll'.VK 'Jit. has lliat the torpedo boat, dc.stroyer don't destroy. (leueral Linares learned tiie im- portant hvson that it won't cgan to brew just after police court this noininjr, when the mayor was beMu-ged vith applicants for poailions on the po- ice force. The mayor was compelled for iis own safety to refer all the candidates o the board, and he quietly left, tho'i-ity lihliug and repaired to his home to gut iwuy from the hungry gflng of oftice- eekers. The mayor then no ti lied the toard to meet to-day if possible so as to ;ive him relief from the pressure of oilice ci'ki-re. The new policemen are David It. Illoom .f the Organ factory, and ,lames M. of HofTmaH's saw mill. WILL ADVERTISE. Board of Public Works Ordered to Gel Bids for the Municipal Lighting, THE RESOLUTION PASSED By the Unanimous Vote of the Council After Majority Had Fought It. TEE VEHICLE TAX WILL REMAIN Committee Report! Tint It Is a Just Measart Mtasuta. TI1K Sl'HlNC CHANCK. time on the Nickel Plate Road has horlencd up the schedule of trains. Our less Trio of DailyK.vprwis Trains are ctter than ever. No. U9 The council last night res tion opening up the electric lighting con tract to bids from nil firms, and directing the boa id uf public works to advertise ac cording to It is probably true thu ihe coum-il did not know what it uas do ing when it passed the resolution, and I was done so quickly and quietly lha even the morning newspapers failed lo find out what had happpcned. It cam after a long and heated discussion, dm ing which all the coimcilmen put thcift selves on record on this important, legis lation. The discussion of the quest ioi was begun last night on the prescu tat ion of the report of the committee to which the electric lighting question luu been referred. The members uf the com mitteo were F. X. Schuhlcr, Charles Haag Barney liorkenstcin, J. Leimart an IX S. Kckert. THE KKPOflT ADOPTED. The following is the report which was adopted: To the Mayor and Common Council: committee on street lights, to winch were referred the resolu- tions of Councilmon Ilosey and Foiraon, in relation to the "lighting" of the. city, submits the following report: committee has endeavored to carry out the instructions embodied in the resolution of Councilman Jlosey. and herein set out such facts and figures, bearing upon the .subject, as thu commit- tee able to obtain. The list of prices il i veil has been obtained from sources re- liable, and arc contracts made within the tate> of Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, .ml with cities near Ihe size- of Fort Wayne: also, coiitiacts made with ei in other The eommillei' furlher "finds upon inves- liCation that the variations of prices are largely due lu the location of the fit' NUIIC being adjacent to coal fields. icIU or water power, which materially lessens the operating expenses of Ihe "ants, while others not so located coal ore. The of both Council men im-y an.! Poirsmi rpeite, the fuel that the present contract for lighting the citv in July. and thai this in for- mation is desirable for the purpose of aid- ami assisting Ihe board of public works in the milking of a new contract. The hoard of public works is the aulhor- agent of the city to make Ihe i'on- racl for lighting, subject to the approval >f the common council. Thai the board f public works may be advised as lo what other cities pay for lighting. Ihc 'ommitlee recommends thai the matter ic referred to the board of public works. ogelher with Ihe information herein re- lorted. for its consideration. Paid board 0 report within sixty (HO) ihiys the price hiit can be obtained'for lighting the city it the expiration of the present contract. The committee is of Ihe opinion that, the n-ice the cil v is now paying is unreason- 1 lily high, anil that in the future il ought o be materially reduced. The committee doe.- not deem it neces- ary lo anticipate the action of tin: board i.- to the manner m which it is to obtain he mo.it favorable contract for the city, f the proceedings by which said contract obtained irregular, or the contract unconstitutional, (he council has "1 within its power lo remedy that fea- lire of il. when the same is submitted lo SPEAKS OUT. Dr. hud a hard lime to get the mayor to him'at the con- clusion of the reading of this report, but bis honor at last submitted to the ine- vitable and allowed Dr. Wlieeloek to speak. The councilman from the eighth said that the committee had been grossly negligent in performing Us duties or it would have known too much lo present such a report, lie declared the present contract for lighting is illegal, as it was not Mihmillcd to competition, lie ns- .-crled that at any time he or any olher could go into the and en- join Comptroller Herghoff from paying money out on such n contract. "He warn- ed the council not fo make another such contract. Dr. docs not believe that the board of works is the whole thing. He surprised and shocked that worthy body by referring to the members as "hired men of the council." JUMPED OK WI1EELOCK. The remarks of Dr. were a signal for a general assault by other mem- bers of tbo council. Air. fjehnhler said that the committee had done its level best to get information, which is the most unkindcst cut of all and a reflection on the committee's "best." Mr. Schuliler also said that fie did not propose lo be told his duty by any other member of the council. As thia had already taken plaec, the farce of the remark was lost. Mr. Tlaiier had been furnished wifb the slatislies of every municipal plant that ever came, lo grief through political or olher mismanagement, and he delivered the list impressive emphasis. Mr. Poiivon put himself on record as favoring giving the contract to the Fort Wayne company if it will make the price reasonable; otherwise he if in favor oi submitting it to competitive bids. Mr. Klinnan then moved I hat the re- port be adopted. Dr. Whcclock tried.to submit an amendment, inserting the words "competitive bids" in the report, Imt was ruled out of order nnd turned down by Mayor Hcherer in flic most out- rageous and high-handed manner, in vio- lation of all rules of the council and of parliamentary law. The entire council voted to concur in report with the exception of Ituhr, Wheelock and Poirson. Mr. Haag tried lo wiy some- thing about the report after the vote, bill was tint upon by Mayor Seherer so hart that he instantly subsided into a deep silence. PASSED WITH A HUSH. When the whole matter had been drop ped and the council was tired and busj with other things, Dr. Whcclock man- aged to play an adroit trick on the mem- bers of the august body. Everybodj thought that it was alt over when me clerk, amid the other resolutions, reac out the following: Hcsolrcit. Thnt the hoard of publi works be ordered to determine the eosl of lighting the streets of the city of Fort Wayne by competitive bids and according to law. K. K. WHEELOCK. The resolution was at once passed with- out a dissenting voice nnd thus became effective. This was exactly the resolu- tion, which Mayor P.cheror had refused to allow Dr. Wlieelock to present when the fight was on, and against which a large majority of the council had voted a few minutes before. THE VFjnCT.E LTfJKXSE. There were two reports on the vehicle ordinance, the majority report against the of the tax. and .a minority report favoring- the repeal. The majority report bnsed on the grounds that, the tax- is upon people who use the streets and the money is for the repair of the streets. Further, thai-the most of the people so taxed do not pay any other tax. The najorily report adopted by the fol lowing vote: Tluhr, Eckerl', fie.r- ling. Hayes, Ilosey, Poirsou, Schnhler, Wheeler, Xurbuch. Clark. Khroinn. Haag, hennart, McMahon and Schoid. OTHFJi COUNCIL HUSfNKSS. The committee on finance recommend- ed that the appropriation for the police force be cut down to and the ordi nance passed. .An ordinance providing for the pay- ment of enmmi.ssioii (u the National bank was passed, as was Ihe Dnlinancc liccii.Hing plumbers and the on the cutting down of weeds. 'Member Kekcrf introduced an ord nance which will provide for the tearing ilown of buildings anil walls which are detrimental to the safety of human life mid limb. The buildings tire 'to bo de dared nuisances and torn down upon the order of the board of Member Poirson introduced an ordi nance which, if passed, will place an an- nual tax of SIT) on every street ear run in Ibis city. The two bills were read tin irst time and then referred to the com- mit toe on rules, regulations and ordi- nances. .Member Schoid introduced n resolution the members of the hoard of vorks to report at the next meeting of he city council as lo the steps that have leeu taken toward building a sewer to ake the place of the Clay street sewer. Member MuMahou made a motion that .he council hold only one session u. month lining (he summer months. The motion s carried. THE FOUNTAIN HEAD. The Greatest Grocery is the very foun- ain head in 1 "ort Wayne for K.vtra Fatu-y Keel and Black ind Whortleberries. Wo also receive inily some very fine Cherries, Hipe Cur- and (Jooseberrie.-, but this week about wind them up, so you better ay in a supply at OICCM Georgia Watermelons, "Navy n ice. While Plumed Celery, home grown and rell bleached, (Jae Evaporaled Dried Apjiles, 5c Ib. '2-lb. fun Excellent Corn, Oc. Il-lb Can Kxcellcnt.Toiinitow, 8c. THE OIIKATKST GROCERY. This expresses the numerical slreiiglh express trains in each direction on Ihe Nickel Plate Itoad with heir spring schedule. No. 120 MEN'SISTRAW HATS The on the dollar. 1H CALHOUN STKKET. C. J. WELKER, 118 Calhoun St., Schmitz Block. SHIRT WAIST WEEK! 11AVK MADE ANOTHER BIO JN SFIIHT WAISTS, AND AT T11K ritlCKS AUK GOING- TO THEM AT WE OUGHT, NOT TO HAVE A WAIST IN Tlffi HOUSE ]JV SATL'KDAbf NIGHT. Lot Shirt worth 50e itiul while they Inat thev go at Lot Shirt worth and sit 10 dozen Bonnets worth up to choice of lot 25e. 10 ISaby Bonnets worth up to Toe, to ho closed out. at 30c. BA1WA1NS IN MEN'S SlflKTS. We have the best line of Men's 50c ShirU in the citv: sonic with hie col In rn, pome wuh detachable, entts, and othera with collars and cuffs attaea- rd. Xew Valentines Laces at special prices. Bargains in Umbrellas this week. Ladit'o' Summer worth 50c at 25 P. Ladies' Lawn Wrappers worth at COo. New tilings in Ladies' Belts at from 25e to are headquarters for Hosiery and Underwear. Yon will always find better values here than anywhere else. ftore open every evening. C. J. WELKER, 118 Calhoun St., Schmitz Block. m m Have far this season been sold here. Over have been sold by the factory this season. Quality the best, prices the lowest, that's what sells Kamblers. Ideal Bicycles. Matto liy'a concern of 19 years' exper- iyiire in wheel building. With Single Tnlie. Tires Puulilo Tuliu Tiros 25.00 Ci. J. Tires 27.00 M KATT SELLS THEM. 41 W. BERRY ST. IF YOU WANT MONEY For any purpose, remember you can al- ways get it at the Allen County Loan Saving Association, 32 EAST BERRY STREET. You will be treated kindly and courte- ously at any and all times, :ind a full ixphnmfion of its famous dollar inonthly dan given yun. Shares to investing and borrowing members are one dollar each per month, or as much more as you desire. Money only loaned in Allen county mid. on real estate security. Maturing stork is now joing paid off each mouth. GOTTLIEB IIALLEK, Pros. ERNEST W. COOK, See'y. 50c --TO-- Rome City AND Return At a. m. Every Sunday. K. S. Robertson. William 8. O'Eourkt. Robertson O'Rourke, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Offlci: East Berry St., over Union Telegraph Office. FLAGS. We have plenty of the best grade Bunting Flags. Our prices on hem are 25 per cent, lower than any- 's. Muslin Kings on Slicks from 5c dox, up. Cuban Vlags, Tic and lOe. Hank Cartridges that are very noisy, owcst prices at Kane's. Indiana oil had iiilvimccd to fift rents barrel 011 Rafnrday, n. raise of three ents last week. Oil men generally are neoiiraged hy the liiglier trend of-prices, ml look for more work this summer han ever. MONEY MOXEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY DO YOU WANT MONEY? If so, call on us. We can get; you money on furniture, pi- anos, horses, wagons, carriages, etc., and leave the property m yeup posscsion. Payments ar- ranged on the inonthly install- ment plan or to suit your convenience. IE you want money, and want your busi- ness done quickly, privately and confidentially, call on 113. Ft. Wayne. Mortgage Loan Co., Room 21, Unas llloc.k, over First National Bank, 77 Cal- honii St. Take, elevator to fourth floor. Money to .On Finn ud City Retl Eitttt. The J. P. Schell Loan and Investment Co., 84 TO 29 PIXLEY-LONQ BLOCK. Telephone 486. Subscribe for the NEWS.