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TOE OMAHA DAILY BEEi MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1907.
CHRIST ON THE INCREASE
Tower of God Gainlne and Enrlition
of World ProcreiHBC
RESENT CENTURY ONE OF CONQUEST
. t. VF. Conley nys Cbnrenes Are
Drawlst tloser Tngretlier, t
PerMRnt I'nlty Ml Be
Base am Christ
"Is Christ Increaalng In Hie CTiurchT'
waa the toplo of the Bunday morning
sermon by Rev. J. W. Conley of the First
Baptist church, who took aa hla text the
words of John. when he aald, "He must
Increase, but I must decrease." Although
John was an extraordinary character, when
the Savior came the multitude turned from
John to Chrlat. John explained that waa
what he Intended should happen, and aald
He muBt Increase, but I mint decreaee.
John aaw that the needa of the world were
that Christ ahould have a large place In
the thoughta of men,
"Chrlat la Influencing philosophy and all
great educational movements and benevo
lent Institutions which had practically no
existence until Christ appeared. The caae
of every Individual depends upon the grow
ing of Chrlat within.
"la there a growing recognition of Chrlat
In Hla church? Some aay yea, and some
aay no. We are justified In aaylng yea If
there la a growing unity among Ood'e
' people. The burden of Chrlafa heart waa
the unity of Hla people. Chrlat cannot be
the author of discord, and If He had Hla
proper place In the church there would not
be ISO denominations and divisions In thla
country. Whatever may be the difference
In creed, if we have the spirit of Christ
we will be brothera In Chrlat.
'The principal difference In creed la
almply a difference In principle. Christ
came to bear witness of truth. It ahould
not be a question of what Luther or Calvin
aay, but of what Christ says. If we would
all come to the central thought of magnify
ing Christ we would be better off.
"The churchea of God are drawing closer
together and lesa and leaa separates the
different denominations. The movement to
evangelise the world . la coming to the
front. . But unity to be permanent muat be
based on Christ If a church loses alght
of the central thought of Chrlat its works
will fall. . 1 ,
'"Many do not appreciate the Importance
of the gathering . held bore week before
: last. One thousand laymen of the Presby
, terlan church gathered here and aald It
1 waa the providence of that church to
i evangelise 100,000,000 heathen at a coat of
: $10,000,000 a year and to try to finish the
work during the life of the present genera
tlon. Why not? The churchea are being
filled and Inspired with the spirit of evan
gelisation. It means Christ la Increasing.
"The twentieth century la going to ' be
a century of conquest. It looks aa though
'the whole question of heathenism and
paganism will be settled In thla century."
WAY OF THE CROSS THE ONLY WAY
Other Iloada Lea el to Other Crowaa
Than that of Hnt.
Rev. John F. Poucher, paator of Seward
Street Methodlat Eplsoopal church, yester
day morning delivered an Interesting dis
course on "The Cross." Rev. Mr. Poucher
explained that while worldly crowns are
sometimes won by mere chance or chi
canery, there Ik but one way to the heav
enly crown, and that Is through the cross
of Jeaus Chrlat.
"The cross has long been symbolical of
-life. Historians agree that the cross on
which the Savior was crucified waa made
of the tree of. life," the minister said. .
"Jesus has told ua to take up His cross
and follow Him dally. Today the croaa
of Chrlat means Immortal life. , To every
true Christian it means sacrifice, devotion
and life everlasting, by obedience to the
laws of Ood. We must bear the cross to
receive the crown. Luck and fortune play
a part In worldly affairs, but In the spirit
ual life there is no such thing aa chance,
Jesus takes no advantage , of men's Ig
norance, and He aeta forth In plain and
unmistakable language that everyone muat
deny himself and take up tits cross. There
are no favored ones there Is the one Mfe
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It is an APPETIZER Stimulating
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It is a TONIC Promoting the.
Functions of the Digestive Organs.
Physicians use in their Own Fami
lies and Prescribe in their Private and
Hospital Practice, the
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BRONCHITIS, SCROFULA. ANAE
MIA, MALARIA, PNEUMONIA and
all PULMONARY COMPLAINTS,
WASTING DISEASES OF YOUN(j
AND OLD, and for those GENER
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For Convalescents it is an Invalua
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It brings back Flesh and Strength
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Those who take Ozomulsion enjoy
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for all; there Is one way te the crown,
and that Is by the cross. "
"To bear the cross means to forsake fn.!e
pride, love of ease, unfnrgivenesa; to bear
rldleale and persecution and to aacriflce
comfort. Religion calla for activity. No
man can be a follower of Chrlat If he has
no cross to bear. True men and women
And a aplrlt that Is kindred with the
Master. This cross you end I must bear
must be borne aa Individuals. Some may
try to help us, but after all It Is the
Individual heart that must suffer the pains
of tribulation or pulsate with the Joys
of the Christian. To win this Incorruptible
crown of heaven we must live lives of
Intense Interest and must count nothing
of greater value than Christ's favor. We
should be able to sing from the heart. 'In
the cross of Christ I glory, towering o'er
the wrecks of time. "
Mil MUffT BBJ JCST WITH MAI
Iqasrs Deal I as; Cardinal Pried pie la
the Transaction of Life.
The words spoken by the Prpphet Micah
to the Israelites over 1900 years ago and
which have since been perpetually em
blaaoned In the dome of the Congressional
library at Washington, "What doth the
Lord require of thee but to do Justly, to
love mercy and to walk humbly with thy
Ood?" were the text of the sermon Sun
day morning at the First Congregational
church by Rev. Ouy W. Wadsworth, D. D.,
president of Bellevue college. The pulpit
waa filled by Ir. Wadsworth on aocount
of the departure of the former pastor, Rev.
Hubert C. Herring, D. D., to enter upon
his new duties at New Tork.
"With this message we are shown God's
requirements of men," said Dr. Wadsworth.
"It tells us practloally all that Ood requires
of you and me. For we live In the midst
of a world when men sometimes forget the
the necessity, hay the privilege, of walking
humbly with their Ood. The world will
never grow old enough to grow away from
thla kind of goepel let us do Juatly. Thla
la an age of the square deal, which is
referred to In our text. A square deal In
business In politics, In government. In all
the relations between man and man. First,
that every man Is to be just In the sight
of Ood and man. Just wetghta and meas
ures are the only kind that are acceptable
In all klnda of bualneea dealings.
"No form of Industry deservea as . high
remuneration aa that which comes from
the brain. Captains of industry deserve the
remuneration which. Utey receive, but they
muat remember to be Just to the laborer,
who must alao remember that the worth
of hla hire Is not In the pay he receives
or the number of houra he worka, but that
the labor must be well done without an
eye on the. clock.
"We must have Justice In politics. I
once heard the definition of a statesman
and a politician. It waa said that a states
man la a man who decelvea without lying,
while a politician la a man who Ilea with
out deceiving. But both are men and muat
atand square with the world. The ten
commandments apply Just aa well In the
aphere of business. In the sphere of poli
tics, aa In the worship of Ood. In other
words, we muat find honest men. '
"Bo, If we would live as Ood wishes us
to we must be Just, - mercifully kind and
walk humbly with Ood."
A candidate for the vacant pastorship
of the church. Rev. Mr. Andrus of Weep
ing Water, will oocupy the pulpit next Sun.
day at both the morning and evening
MEN HAVE DISTINCT POSSIBILITIES
Brotherhood Dmj Observed t Wslsnt
The services at the Walnut Hill Meth
odist church yesterday were In the Inter
ests of the Wesley brotherhood.
The morning service was given to the
men's work. , The sermon was preached
by the pastor. Rev. l. E. Hosman.
"That men have possibilities to advance
the work of the church distinct from those
of women Is Indicated by history," "sold
Rev. Mr. Hoaman. "The first announce
ment of the advent of Christ was given
to men; Christ chose men for his apostles;
with the early church the masculine ele
ment was very pronounced; and since then
the strong movements have been cham
pioned and marshalled by men. A passive,
monastic, feminine type of religion has
never appealed to men.
"The underlying principle of the brother
hood Is to emphasise the masculine ele
ment In church work. Thla men's move
ment Is fast becoming world-wide. The
pioneer In thla Is the Brotherhood of St.
Andrew, organised In 1883, and Is confined
exclusively to the Episcopal church. The
Brotherhood of Andrew' and . Philip was
started In 18S8 and Is now Interdenomina
tional, represented In twenty-three different
communions. In Methodism, prior to 1898,
there were twelve or more different brother
hoods. ,. These have been merged Into two,
the Bt. Paul's, with (00 chapters and 80,000
members, and the Wesley, with 600 chap
ters and 20,000 members. The Men's League
of the United Presbyterian and Presby
terian Brotherhood of America of the Pres
byterian church were both organised laat
"Through these brotherhoods men have
their greatest possibilities to advance the
work of the church," aald Mr. Hosman.
"They can become a trained foroe behind
the paator; help men into the church and
to Christ; Interest and hold young men to
the church and Sunday school; Increase
sociability among men; and the church
with their business ability, push forward
general movements and deepen the spiritual
ONLT ONB OOAL WILL SATISFY
Brotherhood la Christ Aloae Will
Satiate Lonarlas; of Christian..
Rev. F. C. Smith, rector of the Episcopal
church at Central City, preached Sunday
morning at Trinity cathedral, having ex
changed put pi la for" the day with Dean
Beeoher. Rev. Mr. Smith apoke front the
text. John, Iv:6-T:
"I am the Way, the Truth and the
Light. No man comet to the Father but
"This was said by the Savior to enlighten
the Ignorance then prevailing, " said Rev.
Mr. Smith, "and was tit answer to Hla fol
lowers that had asked Him of the way to
solvation. When Christ gave this utterance
He apoke for all humanity, for all agas and
all time. Tho way to what? The way to
Ood. The better spirit of man teaches him
that man Is never fully satisfied until ha
haa reached the highest thing attainable.
When any Idea upon which he has set his
heart is attained, still he la not satisfied, as
there Is something further wanted.
"The progress of development la the bet
ter part of man. It la only by the eye that
we can travel lato the realms of the un
known. And It Is only by a guide that we
can approach beyond, and so It la only by
a guide that we can find the way to Ood.
That guide la Jesus Christ. He has said.
'I era the Way,' and' through Him only can
we reach Ood. Chrlat has taught us that
there Is an affinity between Ood and man.
Christ was sent to. us that we might know
something of what Ood la. Ood created
man In Hla own Image and sent Cnrlst to
ua that the nature of Uod might be re
vealed to ua But what value U this VuotI
edge to ua unless we know how to use It.
Christ put to practical use and ' teat all
this Information of man's relation to Ood.
He was the practical embodiment of how
man should live In Ood'e eight.
"Christ did not write out a art of rules
how to lead a righteous life, but came to
live that life that man might know. He
cays t9 show. ma &ev la Uv AJ1 mho
follow the taehlngs and example of Jeaus
Christ become eons of Ood. Christ was the
Light of the World. He was unique aa the
symbol of the highest and best type of man.
and the moat complete development to
which humanity can attain. The life that
man leads here will govern the disposition
of his life on high."
ST. MARK'S NEW CHI ROH OPEN
Dr. Groh aad Congregation Held First
Worship la Bnlldln.
The congregation of St. Mark's Lutheran
church met yesterday for the first time
In the basement of the handsome new
building at Twentieth and Burdette streets.
The church was crowded at all the serv
ices. In the morning several of those
present made speeches congratulatory to
the members upon the consummation of
the hope of years a new church. The
paator. Rev. Dr. L. Oroh, took hla text In
the morning from Psalms ixxxvll-.l, "The
Lord Loveth the Oatea of Zlon More Than
All the Dwellings Of Jacob."
"The "dwellings of Jacob' were the fam
ilies of the kingdom of Ood as then estab
lished, " aald Dr. Oroh. "Among the Israel
ites the family waa regarded aa the unit
even more than the Individual. The mean
ing of the text la that the Lord lores
the family very much, but that He lovea
the 'gates of Zlon' even more.
"Ood has a deep and abiding love for
the Individual. 'I have loved thee with
an everlasting love,' aaya the Lord. This
relation of Ood to man la a blessed and a
marvelous one. The great Ood of all the
earth, all-knowing, all-powerful, loves and
cares for the humblest Individual.
"But more than Hla love for the family
or for man is Ood'e love for Hla chnroh,
the 'gates of Zlon.' Those who have par
ticipated In the building of this church,
who have given of their time, their ener
gies, their efforts, their money, are repaid
ten times over for their sacrifice, because
the Lord lovea It and they have done a
service unto the Lord."
TEACHERS' ANNUITY SOCIETY
Miss Martha V. Cowell Elected Pres
identSecretary and Treetamrev
Make Fall Reports.
The tenth annual meeting of the Teach
ers' Annuity and Aid association was held
Saturday afternoon In the Board of Educa
tion rooms on the fifth floor. of the city
hall. These officers were elected for the
year: President, Miss Martha L. Cowell;
first vice president, Mra. Nora Lemon;
second vice president, Mrs. Harrison; re
cording secretary, Miss Minnie Dye; finan
cial secretary, Mrs. Eolla W. Nichols;
treasurer,. Miss Wheatley; representatives
of the primary section. Misses Mlnta Cooley
and Mima Doyle; representatives of the
grammar section, Misses Alice Orr and
Dora Haney; representative of the teachers
at large, Mlaa Sarah McCheane.
These re porta were rendered:
Received during year , .
Honorary membership f SO. 00
Initiation fees 12.00
Monthly duea...... 1,033.00
Total receipts , $1,781.06
EOLIA W. NICHOLS.
, Financial Secretary.
Balance on hand March 1.
1008 S S.81
Received from financial
secretary 1,761.07 W.7TO.S7
Disbursements . ,
Mortuary benefits... $ 200.00
Salary financial secretary.. 80.00
Surety bonds of secretary ' , , ' ,
and treasurer.... 10.00' :
Rent of vault. 7.00 .
Deferred payment on mort
gage and accrued Interest
Cash In bank March X 1807....
t'nlted States bonds, par value...
Cash In bank March t. 1907
Auditorium atock (donation)
. 1.113 04
Total. i. .....6,SW.04
EMMA WHEATLET, Treasurer.
Thomas Kllpatrlck A. Hospe -
Carroll O. Pearse 'John A. Crelghton
Frank A. Fltapatrlck 'Frank Murphy
Charles C. Belden Whlnnery at Wallace
Henry A. Thompson C. N. Diets
John C. Cowln Mrs. T. E. Sanders
Arthur D. Brandels Dr. W. O. Henry
Charles J. Barber Mrs. Rene H. Coe .
T. P. Cnrtwiight Mrs. Ida M. Barber
H. P. Whltmore Mrs. C. O. Scranton
Kelley, Stlger at Co. Mra Rose B. Duggan
Henry M. James Henry K Burket
H. J. Penfold Dr. P. C. Moriarty
Mrs. R. H. Da vies J. F. Wilhelmy
A. B. Somera. M. D. Mra. J. Benson
Dr. Harold Olfford W. M. Davidson
J. Hayden Edward Porter Peck
W. A. Anderson Mrs. Draper Smith
Clement Chase , Mrs. A. B. Millard
Naaon it Naaon C. W. Turner
Kahl A Johnston Mra. 8. K. IngersoU
Charles R. Courtney R. C. Peters
F. M. Schadell Mra. Oeorge L. Miller
O. L. Schukert Mra. C M. Fairfield
Deoeaaed members: Ellen M. White, Sep
tember 6, 1901; Lida S. Hanna, April 29, 1908;
Lucy J. Roys, November IS. 1908; Lillian A.
Llttiefleld, March 81, 1904; Anna Foos,
March 28, 1906; Katharine Hutmaker. July
12, 1906. '
All goods sold at Hubermann's Jewelry
store guaranteed aa to prices and quality.
LID STICKETH FAST DOWN
Llqoor grille on the Sahhath Thins;
of Aaeleat History la
At last, grown accustomed to a stationary
and recumbent position en the . Sabbath
day, the lid remained on In Omaha Sun
day very much of Its own . accord and
generally over the entire eity. Hare and
there reports stated that cracks and
crevices had been discovered, buc officers
sent to Investigate said all was quiet along
the Potomac when they arrived. -
For the first time for weeks and weeks
no "whisky squad" In plain clothes trod
the streets in search of the sight or smell
of "boose" or a hole Into which persons
might crawl and secure the stuff. In place
of the usual officers on special detail for
that purpose the patrolmen on beats were
Instructed at roll call to be on the lookout
for openings In the' lid contrary to law
and were charged with responsibility for
the' "tightness" of the' liquor supply In
their territories. No arrests resulted dur
ing the day and, while It was thought
likely Illegal trade was ' carried on In
some places where second floors, back
stairways and adjoining rooms provided
means for secret operations, no signs of
anything even slightly unlawful were al
lowed to show when an officer waa within
One arrest was the record during the
day among Inebrlatea, which Indicated . a
poorly supplied market.
ChleoaoNew York la-Hear Train.
"The Pennsylvania Special" which runs
from Chicago to New Tork In 18 hours
over the Pennsylvania Short Line, has
made a remarkable record aa to "time."
It was the pioneer It-hour train, with
equipment and service "up to date."
It la still running and Its patronage la
constantly Increasing, over this doubte-tracked-rock
ballasted free from duet
"Standard Railroad of America." It leaves
Chicago at I 4S p. m. today and arrives at
New York at 1:48 a. m.. central time. I 4S
a. m eastern time, tomorrow. Address W.
H. Rowland. T. P. A at-. U. a Bank Bldg.,
A. B. Hubennann, SO years at 8. 11 Cor
18th and Douglas; SS years direct diamond
Importer; sold at import prices.
STJB fcrfcCIaUHXs; Moaoa OeiltX GsV
FACTS OF CHARTER CHANGES
Oitj Engineer Rostwster fubmits Expla
nation of Pending. Bill
WRITES LETTER TO COMMERCIAL CLUB
Relief Needed for Pablle Works De
partment front IsSatsc of Pol
itics Concentration of Respon
sibility Also Songht.
. City Engineer Rosewater haa sent the
following letter to the Omaha Coramerolul
OMAHA. Feb. - 20. To the Executive
Committee of the Commercial Club: in
asmuch aa membera of the city council,
through the city attorney, have pre
sented a request that the Commercial club
ahould uae Ita Influence In oppoattlon to
the passage of It. R. 167, aa recommended
to be paaaed by the committee of the
whole of the houae of representatives, I
deem It proper to submit a general out
line of the provisions of that bill, to
gether with the reeaona which prompted
the drafting of the bilL and trust that In
doing so I will have fully answered all
the points that have been raised In con
The main feature of this bill is the au
thority of the city . engineer to employ
men and teams and all persons connected
with his department without submitting
their names for confirmation to the city
council. This step has been found neces
sary In order to remove the management
of the public works department from the
Influences of politics and. place it on a
sound business basis. No buslnesa houae
could be successfully managed if the
general manager, who had the employing
of laborers and teams, were compelled to
submit the name of each laborer and
owner of each team to a directory of the
company, which he repreaented, before he
could act thereon. Especially would thla
be the caae where the employment of
teams or men. aa la often the caae with
the city, la for a few daya only.
Favored List Idea Exploded.
The operation' under the present law la
such that If a paving gang la employed
upon the street and haa a roller man go
ing over the surface as It la laid, If
auch roller man suddenly quits, all work
must necessarily be stopped and the ma
terial that is on hand wasted, until a ses
sion of the mayor and council can be held
to act upon the name of a new roller man,
who cannot be employed until his name
Is confirmed. If .the name of this roller
man Is unsatisfactory to some members of
the council, It la referred to a committee
and a week usually must pass before the
confirmation ta acted upon. In the mean
time the entire Interests of the city must
suffer. The same Is the case where a
gang of men is employed and a few extra
teams are neede to carry on the work as
It has been claimed that the council can
have a large number of teamsters and
teams submlttted and" approve tho same
and the engineer, therefore, can aeleit
from thla list, so that he need never wait
for the action of the council to enablo him
to proceed properly with hla work.
Thla assumption In Itself shows a per
nicious condition of affaire that laborers
and teams muat be brnhded with the words
"Favored List" ' before their engagement
enn be considered. If It so happens that
these laborers and teams are. needed on a
railroad nearby, aa la frequently the esse,
the fact that they are on the "favored list'
does not assist the engineer In carrying
on the work, lie must hunt up such men
as are available and. aa a result, muat
wait until a new list Is approved.
Such a procedure is unprecendented and
cannot be found existing In any city In
the United States. ; The practice la pernic
ious and unwarranted from a sound busi
ness standpoint.; .. , .
. V. Politics In the Payroll.
It ' will be claimed that if the council
does not have to confirm auch employee,
the engineer can use theae men for political
purposes without any check whatever. As
a matter of fact, the reverse Is true tho
moment that ' the engineer is compelled
to have the sanction of the council for
every employe he must, to get auch ap
proval, subordinate the matter of employ
ment of men and .teams to matters of
friendship and polltft-s with the city coun
cil, aa agalnat pttWlo Interests'.
Aatde from this the bill In question con
tains special previsions .making It a mis
demeanor for rnecenglneer, or any fore
man or employ uadef him, In any way to
solicit or urge political action of any kind
On the part of those under them or as
sociated with them In public worka
This is the first' step that haa yet been
taken to prohibit and eliminate politics
from the public service In the execution
of publlo works. '
Independent of the ' employment of la
borers and foremen, upon work on the
streets, the requirement that the council
shall confirm appolnteea for Inspectorships
upon public worka Is pernicious, because
It compels the engineer to compromise
with different members of the council and
give way to the employment of incompe
tent persons solely because they are po-
muu inonus oi me mayor or council mem
bers, to whom the latter owe a political
debt or desire to use the "appointing
power" to pay the Same.
It alao ad mite of manipulation by con
tractors, who wield political power, to se
cure the appointment of such class, of In
spectors as are specially favorable to them
selves. Thla results to the - detriment of
the publlo service.' The engineer naturally,
to protect his own ' reputation In the exe
cution of worka which he designs, la de
sirous of securing good work that will re
flect to his credit.' Thla he cannot do If he
la hampered In that manner.
Finance Qnestlon Mscnssed.
The movement to consolidate the funds
of the engineering department, street
cleaning, street repairing and other works
under the direct charge of the engineering
department, waa made necessary this year
when the mayor and council in a caucus
made the annual appropriation for publlo
work. It was claimed, in view of l educ
ing the tax levy 160,000 below that of last
year, that some dreatlo action had to be
taken to reduce the apportionment. It la
very atrange that every branch of service
under the control and direction of tho city
engineer waa out down In the appropria
tion below that of. laat year, notwithstand
ing It is openly admitted that the publlo
work for 107 will embrace about 8800,000.
as against 8400,000 done in 1906.' If it be
true that this reduction was an enforood
measure In consequence of the old levy.
It is a very aingular coincidence that at
the same time the apportionment for the
engineering department wa reduced, that
the apportionment for the departments of
city comptroller, city clerk and law de
partment was Increased,
To Illustrate forcibly the Injudicious
character of the apportionment, I need but
cite that the street commissioner . waa
given 821.(00 to do the ordinary grading
repairs on the outskirts of the city, while
the city engineer was given only (24.000
to maintain In good repair ninety mlloa
of paved streets, representing an outlay
of nearly 86,000,080. and the maintenance
of .160 miles of sewera, which represent
considerably over 12,000.000, waa out down
In the aame way, Thue for taking care
of permanent Investments representing
over 28,000.000 and for which the central
square mile of the city pays full 76 per
cent of the taxes, a much smaller amount
was provided than for the suburban
streets, which are In need of very little
expenditure Inasmuch aa ther can be
graded to grade almply by signing a peti
tion and a apeelal asaesament. . as was
formerly done In the central section of
SSoonoaay la Employment.
It frequently happens that a few men
and teams can be conveniently employed
In making slight repairs of sidewalks or
holes in the street. This can be done
by the uae of a few of the men and teams
permanently engaged on street work with
out the employment of special persons for
a few houra at a time, whereas in the
absence of such consolidation and the di
vision of authority aa It now exlata. the
engineer la obliged 10 delay necesaary
repalra en permanent work and await the
action of the council In confirming au
thority to employ men ant") teams for auch
It haa been claimed by the city attorney
that under the propoaed law, which outs
off the right of the council to confirm or
reject appointments of employes and taama,
that there la no check whatever on the
engineer's expenditure of money. The ntter
absurdity of this proposition can be seen
when your attention is called to the fact
that every person employed must have his
name placed upon a weekly pay roll, and
that pay roll must be approved by the
mayor and council and a warrant Issued
through the city comptroller before any
money can be received. Thus not a single
employe can be paid nor any expenditure
Incurred without che filing uf every detail
wlttr the city comptroller and the approval
by the mayor and council. The engineer
handles no money whatever, not a dollar
of even fees Is permitted to be paid to the
engineer or any of bis employes uader
the law. All fees go directly to the city
treasurer and the department simply re
ceives a copy or certificate of such payment
to the city treasurer.
In the matter of Inspection of nubile
works the confirming power of the council
because ' large contractors always exercise
a large Influence with members of the coun
cil, ow'ng to their political Influence as
employers of men. They can and have
often procured the rejection of appointees
of the engineer, under the pxlstlna eyHtem,
simply heosuse such sppolntes have been
persona nnn grata to them In exerrlsjng
too rigid supervision over their work.
t'nder the existing system, lhrefore.' re
sponsibility for resulta pan conveniently lie
shifted from one to a half dosen persons,
whereas under the proposed concentration
of authority the responsibility for results
can be directly traced to one aource, and
if any person In the employ of the engi
neer la found to be dishonest or incom
petent and the engineer's attention la railed
to It, he must be directly responsible tor
results: but under the existing system he
can readily say, "I could not help It: this
man was forced upon me by the mayor or
It will be claimed that the power to
F'urchase necessary materials and supplies
or the department by the engineer is a
dangerous power. A careful examination
of the bill will show that all purchases
must be made by advertising for bids upon
the aame, and It is only after competitive
bids are received that the award can be
made and that must be to the lowent
bidder. There Is absolutely no chance to
conduct any secret work In connection
with the purchase of materials for public
work, because all these acta must be per
formed as required by law and a record
be shown of the same, and every bill,
whether for material or - labor or men.
must pass through the comptroller's hands
and then be approved by the mayor ami
council before it ia finally paid. Eighty
per cent or all the bills paid by the city
and certified to by the etiKlneer are for
work done under contract there Is no
change In the procedure with reference to
acting on auoh bills In the new law from
the laws that have been In existence ever
since 1881. All estimates of the engineer
must be sent to the mayor and city counall
for approval and then they must ro through
the hands of the city comptroller, who Is
required to keep a special account with
each contractor, so that the so-called revo
lution In the aystem In reality relates only
to a very small percentage of the expendi
tures of the city, and that only affects
the day laborers engaged on repair work
and street sweeping, and they must call
for their pay and receipt for the same,
as the engineer handles no money and Is
not their paymaster.
New Plan eliminates Polities. ,
The whole difference, therefore, between
the new and the old law Is that politics
la to be eliminated from municipal affairs
ao far aa construction of publlo works,
cleaning if atreeta and making repalra Is
concerned, and placing these departments
under a responsible head upon a business
Accompanying this communication I en
close copies of several acctlona of the
charter, which have been and are still, in
force. These will show you that the so
called lack of check upon the city engineer
la without foundation.
It haa been claimed that only tha mayor
and comptroller can be held for mal
feasance In office under the proposed char
ter amendment and that the city engineer
has no check whatever upon him In that
respect. I refer you to sections Nos. 2i 23,
74, 27, 28, 44 , 81, 90, 97, 143, 144. pages 149, 160,
158, 159, j 189 and 192, of which a copy 'Is
hereto attached to disprove this statement.
' City Engineer.
DIAMONDS Frenxer, tort and Dodga '
PLAN TO SP0T THE THIEF
Police Hereafter Will Arrest Every
Person- In Resort Where
Person Is Robbed.
When Joseph W. Hlnes of Council Bluffs
reported to the police that he lost $1.36 at
1124 Capitol avenue by illegitimate means
at the hknda of colored people, but admit
ted he would be unable to distinguish one
black face from another, the police put
Into practice a new plan of handling In
mates of resorts where unsophisticated vis
itors are robbed of money, and arrested
every person found within, Sunday. The
new plan was decided upon because of the
difficulty In convicting guilty colored per
sons charged with picking pockets, because
of the .lack of identification, the Idea being
to charge the prisoners with being Inmates
or keepers of disorderly houses In cases of
Mattls Jackson was arrested charged wli
keeping the houae and four others were
locked up for being Inmates.
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