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THE ATifiTTS. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1905.--
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REFUSES TO SIGN
Mayor McCaskrin Sets Forth His
Objections to the City
LONG DISCUSSION FOLLOWS
Aid. Eckhart Raises Point That Mayor
Can Not Legally Enter Into
At the special meeting of the city
council hel.i last evening Mayor Mc
Caskrin announced iht! he would no:
enter Into contract with the Snow
Pump works for the pumping engine
agreed upon by ihf city council. With
his refusal he read his objections. Th.i
mayor went in'o derail with these, the
principal one being that the proposed
contract binds the council to do cer
tain things with reference to preparing
for the placing of the pump without
even as much as an estimate of the
cost of the work. or. in fact, without
deciding in any manner how the re
quirements should be met.
Hit Una I'lnn.
In addition to his main objection the
mjyor ajiain set forth his own plan,
which embraces the purchase of a
smaller pump, of about n.'"ni.oif) gai
lons per day; using the remainder of
the money for the new battery of boil
ers, which al agree are needed: for
the increase of the housing space at
the plant for the engine; for the pur
chase of a fire engine to relieve the
mains fro::i the great pressure, and
for other things that are needed in
t he department.
As usual, it did no! take the council
long to get away from the real ques
tions at issue, and a long time was put
in wiih orations on the n ed of better
waterworks facilities, a situation in
which there is no issue. All have
agreed that the city needs something,
the difference arising among t tie alder
m n as to whether any one pump
company owns the city, and between
the mayor and some of the aldermen
upon the size of a pump needed.
Hours v.tre spent in going over ami
over the tilings that have been discuss. I
ed something less than a thousand;
times in the council chamber, and fi
nally Aid. Anderson brought the end;
by moving an adjournment.
Kubblna and SuprrlntrnilrDl.
Mayor McCaskrin called upon Super
intendent Cavanaueh for a statement
with rifL rente to the pumps at the
waterworks now, and just before Mr.
Cuvnnaugh arose to answer Aid. Rob
"The superintendent of waterworks
i? iufVjas much biased nt the present;
t!m as any man can be."
"I am sorry to hear AM. Robbins say
that I am biased in this matter," said
the superintendent in answer to the
charge. "My appointment came as a
surprise, and since taking the position
I have tried to perform the duties. I
have not mixed in the pump business
in any way, as I considered It none of
my business unless invited to do so."
Oration in Unit Imurr.
Aid. Sexton then delivered an ora
tion on "The Baltimore Fire." in which
lie made eloquent reference to the fact
that the mayor of that great city, who
was about to be made governor of
Maryland, felt no guilty that he blew
out his brains.
loiter. Mayor McCaskrin. in making
a suggestion, added, "and I will take
chances on anybody blowing out liij
brains." Aid. Sexton protested that he
was not Insinuating against the Rock
May I a r'owr.
"It seems to me this discussion has
progressed for a long time without get
ting any manr the point than before.
I think that within a reasonable length
of time the mayor will decide to enter
into the contract, and if he does not,
we will have to take steps toward clos
ing the contract in some other way,"
a:d Aid. Anderson.
Aid. Kckhart replied that the mayo.
could not legally enter into a contract
when no appropriation had been mad-.?
for the expenditure of the money, n
provision which he set forth that the
law clearly makes. Other aldermen in
terposed with the statements that th!s
has been done heretofore, but Aid. Eck
hart maintained his position that it
was not legal, and that there was no
denial of that.
"Would you have raised that objec
tion if it had been the Tod pump in
stead of the Snow?" askod Aid. Sex
ton. "I will answer the a'dtrman by say
ing that I stood for no particular
pump." said Aid. Eckhart. "I voted for
the Tod pump in the committee for the
purpose of defeating the Snow pump."
Way V.I Hrpnlrrd.
During the discussion 'with refer
ence to the pumps at the waterworks
at present, i: developed that the uld
Holly pump was not. placed in first
class condition, according to the con
tract, and that tr needs more repairs.
"This is the first knowledge I haw
had that the oil pump was not fully
repaired." said Aid. Eckhart. "There
was a contract to put the pump in first
class condition for $1,000. and the su
perintendent's last report fays thatth
pump had been placed in such a condi
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tion and could be mafe to pump 3.00.
Oih) gallons in 24 hours, but not in ex
cess of that. Why was it not placed
in that condition?"
Superintendent Cavanaugh said that,
in his opinion, the pump was good for
a daily capacity of 2.000,000 gallons,
but was in need of various repair?, but
he said tcse could be made, at any
time as the pump is seldom in use. The
superintendent w as asked various ques
tions as to capacity and condition of
the pump, but was not consulted on
the question of whether or not the city
needs a new pump, and if so what ca
pacity will be sufficient foi
present nd future needs. He did state,
however, that the city is pumping a
much greater supply than is in propor
ti(n to the size of the city. The cit
of Davenport is pumping only a little
more water than Rock Island and
Quincy. a city much larger than this
is pumping less.
An after-ressn took place in th
corridor of the city hall, in which som.
things were revealed. In pr.ssing oir
e,f the council chamber one alderman
was asked a question by another.
"I don't know." said the one addressed,
crowding past. "I have almost lost
confidence in everybody's word. YVher
a man tells me he wants to break the
combine and In five minutes goes in
and votes f or it. I feel like not believinj.
The changing of bed fellows brough
out some revelations. Aid. Eekhan
and Aid. Sexton had an argument as te
which had been the worse snubbed oi
the waterworks committee. Aid. Sex
ton maintained and called upon Aid
Rrooks to prove what he said, tha
Aid. Eckhart wa -"tif;i as chairma:
of the commit tee of the whol because
Sexton, who. as chairman of the water
works committee, courtesy demandei
should have been made chairman, wa:
too close a friend of the mayor. AhL
Ilrooks and Sexton have since lined uj
together, and it seems that the alder
man from th Seventh had confide
with the alderman from the Fourth h
the aettia", facts in the matter. How
ever. Aid. Rrooks admitted that Aid
Eckhart knew nothing of the move t(
make him chairman.
TERRE HAUTE IS CUT TO Wtt
Ovvnsrs of the Hottentots Determine,
to Improve Baseball Nine.
Terre Haute. Ind.. Oct. 31. The
Terre Haute Uaseball association's los.
in the last season was $1.5"0, but th
owners are determined to have a win
ning team next season. A new man
ager will be signed at once, that h
may begin signing players. Dennis
while dropped as manager, is on the
reserve list as a player. Several names
will be presented for president of th
league at the annual meeting in Can
ton, among them that of Ren Muifoi.
and Charles Morton. At least twoci
ties are in favor of Mulford. .'residen
Carson will be a candidate for reelec
Another Boxing Tournament.
Another boxing show will be givet
the latter part of the coming week a
the Natatorium Athletic club's gymna
id u m. Davenport. The exact t.inie has
not yet been decided upon but t hi:
will probably be on Friday night. Tin
event will be in the nature of a benefi
for the club. It will be purely a boxiuj
exhibition, with no purses or othe:
compensation for the participants tha
will in any way conflict with the lav
prohibiting prize fights, etc.
Gotch Wins Wrestling Match.
Dcs Moines. Iowa. Oct. 31. Franl
Gotch won last night in his wrestling
match with Hilding Ardahl, the giant
Swede of Moline. 111. Gotch won the
first fall in 13 minutes and 30 seconds
In the second fall Ardahl's arm was
dislocated at the shoulders and he wa:
forced to give up the match.
Jack O'Connor Gets Divorce.
St. Louis. Mo.. Oct. 31. Jack O'Con
nor. the baseball player, was yesterdaj
granted a divorce from his wife. Cora
one of the city's most beautiful worn
en. by Judge Daniel Fisher, in the cir
cult court. The testimony showed she
had frequented wine rooms and fines
tionable resorts in the company of so
ciety men. baseball players and
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F. W. Woody, assistant postmaster
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A NOTABLE EVENT
Visit of Prince Louis of Batten
berg Memorable in
HAS LETTER FOR PRESIDENT
Comes in Fastest and Most Powerful
Ships of the British
The visit of Prince Louis Alexander
of Battenherg to American waters
wit it his swift and powerful war
ships is proving a memorable
rvtnt in naval annals on this
ide of the Atlantic. The prince
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already i;oe:i recer. r.i ia '.::::::!. i wit:
many hin.i.-s an 1 much e;;;:i:t :;; v.
aiul preparations hve bcx-ii m::i:e t
show tLiu every courtesy during th :i
stay at Annapolis. Nevr York am;
Washington. When the programme !
tiie cruise was first arranged a sto; a;
Newport -w- included, but I'rin r
Louis Is a great ndmire-r of Tre-ddea;
Roosevelt ami wished to have the ltin
erary provide for a visit to W:ihi::-;
ton so that be e-ould meet the presi
dent there on the hitter's return from
Oyster Bay, and In consequence the
stay of the squadron lu Canadian wa
ters was prolonged and the Newport
visit cut out, much to the disappoint
ment of the fashionable summer colo
ny. King Edward gave l'rinee Louis
aii autograph letter of introdiK-tiou to
President Rtxisevelt, which he will xre
sent in person em the occasion of hi.
risit to the national capital during the.
first wee-k in November.
Proudrat aa Sailor.
Although he is u prince. U close-ly rfc
kited to three or four of the most pow
erful mouarehs of EuroiK? and is en
titled to be addressed as "your serene
highness," Louis Is prouder of be
ing a naval eiH-er than of his roya'
c-oune-ctions uud prefers the title of
admiral to that of prince'. His tiee-t
the seceuid cruiser squadron of the Brii
Ish navy, comprises some of the finest
vesseds ulloat. It has especial interest
to American naval otiieers just now be
cause our own government is building
some half dozen ships of a similar type
ami seeking to Increase the strengtb
of our navy in the natter of spe'edy
armored cruisers, approximating bat
PKTNVJC LOUIS OF BATTESBEHQ.
tleships in their armament. The flag
ship of Priiu-e Louis is the Drake,
which was launched in 1111 and short
ly afterward made twenty-four knots
an hour, beallDg the British record for
vessels of this type-. She Is of ll.ooo
tons. MX! feet long and carriers two 1.2
Inch and twelve B inch guns, l-eside-s
smaller weaiHins. Her engine's have
30.000 horse-power. She is one of the
costliest vessels in the British navy
and combine's the qualities of a battle
ship and a -rulser. Her consorts are
the Bedford. Cornwall. Cumberland.
Essex and Berwick, all cruisers of high
speed. The stay of the admiral-prince
and his fleet at Annajolis will 1h, an
occasion for much gaye'ty. and a ball
will be given on the Drake, which has
been provide! with a dancing deck
capable of accommodating iixi e-oup!es.
During the visit of Prince Iuis and
his staff lu Washington the president
will give a state banquet in thedr hon
or, ami the British nmbnssador will
dine and wine thcni at the British c-m-bassy.
The scene of fe-stivity will then
be transferred to New York, where the
squadron will spend about ten days
prior to setting sail for Gibraltar. The
fleet will 1' escorted from Annapolis
to New Yor by some of the fined
ships of the American navy under
Rear Admiral Kobley D. Evans, com
mander of the north Atlantic fleet.
The eacort will include his flagship, the
Maine, and the Missouri, Kentucky,
Kearsarge, Alabama, Iowa and Mas
sachusetts, e-omprising the first squad
ron of the north Atlantic fle-et, and the
cruiser division under Rear Admiral
Wlllard II. Brownson, made up of the
Colorado, West Virginia, Pennsylvania
and possibly the Maryland if her re
pairs can be completed In time. The
combined British and American fleet
will make one of the finest naval dis
plays aeen in New Y ork harbor in mAny
Sketch f Career.
Frinee Louis was born fifty-one
years ago In Grata, Austria, and is a
son of ITince Alexander of IIeie and
Fraulein Ilauke, a maid of honor at
St. Petersburg, with whom the prince
eloped and who was afterward de
rated to the status of princess. Prince
Louis got Into the English royal fami
ly by marrying King Edward's nieci
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