Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, December 02, 1880, Image 1
It-trT ilJintclluKUuT - T t Imtf atftel 4 i- LANCASTER PA., THURSDAY. DECEMBERS, 1880 Telume XYII-Ne. 79. Price Tire Oats. m JOBS WAJfAMAKEB'S STOKE. THE HOLIDAYS AT JOHN WANAMAKER'S, CHESTNUT, THIRTEENTH AND MABKET STREETS, AND CITY HALL SQUARE, PHILADELPHIA. flMIE HOLIDAYS. L There Is nowhere In Philadelphia no varied a collection el rich Reeds as here such as fath era. mothers, brothers, slaters, levers, leek for a little later. These Is an end even of Gilts. Our collection Is large enough and rich enough, one would Hupnesc, even for a less frugal city than Philadelphia. These goods are are new at the height or theirglery. The choicest of them are here; ethers will come of course ; but the choicest are going. What is equally te the purpose, buyers are new about as many as can be comiertably served, and the throng will lie denser every fair day till Christmas. ....,,. JOHN WAXAMAKER. rpOlLET FURNISHING. JL Sachets, tidies, lamp-shades, pin-cushions, boxes, in Mitin and plush, embroidered and painted. jejjf WASAMAKEIl. First circle, southwest from the centre. Jj Uucliessi! vest with Point medallions, $30 ; tlic same may be seen elsewhere at $70. JOUX rt'ANAMAKER. Nine counters, southwest from the centre. JD LOCKS SI.35 te VHX, nil cimrantced. JilllV WAXAMAKEK. City-hall square cntiuuie. TOYS. Xew room, no v teyj. JOHN WAXAMAKEU. Outer circle, west of tiie Chestnut street en trance. BOOKS. A catalogue or boeka may be had at the leek counter. We w ant every reader te have it. The list el children's holiday books is es pecially complete, .... 1 JOHX WAXAMAKEK. Second counter, northeast from the centre. LADIES' ULSTERS. There are two general styles, one closed Mt the back, the ether open : the latter is known as coachman's st vie. In detailet tiimmingthere Is great v.irietv though tlicre is also marked simplicity. Great variety in cloths tee. $U.30 te $25. Cloaks, foreign ami home-made. Our collec tion is unprecedented, whether you regard va riety, quantity or value. A lady who buys a c'leak et any sort in Philadelphia without looking these ever misses the bet assortment, perhaps, in the whole country. $0.50 te $250. 1 ' JOHX WAXAMAKEK. Southeast corner et the building. MISSES' COATS. Misses' coats in inetv than shapes and decoration beyond 70 cloths, counting. Sizes 2 te Je years. Ulstcrcttes in fl cloths, tilitcrs In S clot lis and liaveleeks In cloths. Sizes C te IB. JOHX WAXAMAKEK. Southwest corner et the building. UXDERWEAR AXD HOSIER!. We have the best goods the world affords, and the next best, and the next, and se en. There is no place anywhere, where areu can ee se large a collection et the different grades et geed, all passing for what they are, ami nothing ter what it is net, cotton ler cotton, mixed ler mixed, wool for wool, silk ler silk. JOHX WAXAMAKEK. Outer circle. Chestnut strct, entrance te Thirteenth street entrance. EMBROIDERIES. Xew Embroideries are al read- in. Our stock is new in the condition you cxpeet te find it in at Xew Year's, , e. the .spring novel tics arc here. JOHX WAXAMAKEK. Third circle,. southwest from the centre. CARPETS. The choicest luxurious carpets; the most substantial carpets; the lowest prices; punc tual service. JOHX WAXAMAKEK. Market street front, up stair. Sll.KS. Evening silks in the Arcade, east side. The same and many ether pattern are within. JOHX WAXAMAKEK. Xcxt outer circle, southeast from the centre. I7M11KOIDERIES. , . II Our next spring's novelties in embroi deries are Just new received; tlcy usually come at Xew Year's. ..,.. JOHX WAXAMAKEK. Xcxt outer circle, southwest from the centre. LACES. Laces change daily. Our sales are large, our variety always large, and but little of r.ny ene sort. Compare prices. A quarter below t he market is net uncommon. JOHX WAXAMAKEK. Xine counters, southwest from the centre. WRAPS, &c. Siieh a stock of foreign cloaks as Phila delphia lias net before seen, $10 te $250: shawls near by ; drcscs up stairs. ' JOHX WAXAMAKEK. Southeast corner et the building. Funs. ,,.., Fura of all sorts arc going fast. They went fast last year and advanced In price us the sea eon advanced. They are going up again. We shall net raise prices till we have te buy. Ex pect te find here whatever you wain, irem u j bit et trimming up. JOHX WAXAMAKER. Thirteenth street entrance. COATS AXD ULSTERS FOR CHILDREN'. Xet se great variety its for ladles; bnt much larger than nny where else here. Coats 2 te! years; in thirty different mate rials, drab, blue and brown cords with fleecy Mack ; cellar and enffs et plush ; also In ten amcl's hair cloth, trimmed with seal-cloth. Coats, 4 te 1C venrs : In thirty cloths, trim med with plain stitching, plush, scnl cloth, chinchilla fur and velvet, $2 te $10. Ulstercttes, n te 16 years ; in live cloths with seal cloth cellar and cuffs. Ulsters, 6 tell! years; in eight cloths, trim med with plush stitching, heed and plush. Havclecfcs. 4 te HI years ; two styles. JOHX WAXAMAKER. BOYS' CLOTHING. , Onrtradcisjustwhat it ought te be for the iaciliticsand advantages we enjoy. JOHX WAXAMAKEK. East of cent nil aisle, near Market street. CHINA AND GLASSWARE. Tqgkloeng prcclain, plate? only, for din ner or dessert, five patterns, $25 te $50 per dozen. Haviland dinner sets ; Cainille pattern, $140 ; elsewhere. $200. Tressed, $140; elsewhere, $200. Tressed with Moresque border and decoration of grasses and butterflies, $225 ; elsewhere, $275. The latter Is In the Arcade, Chestnut street entrance, te-day. Table glassware, English, Strawberry-diamond cut ; every article required for the table MSCfn-OTOrnamy,,a,JOUN WAXAMAKER. Northwest corner el the building. PLUSn HAND-BAGS. And a great variety of ether kinds. Alse pocket books, embroidered leather c.ird cases, cigar cases, and everything in leather goods. JOHN WANAMAKER. Third circle northwest from centre. Chestnut, Thirteenth and Market streets, and City Hall square. tJOHN 'WANAMAKER, m Chestnut, Thirteenth and Market Streets, And City Hall Square, Philadelphia. MAMBLm, wqmks. WH. P. FRATT.TnrS MONUMENTAL MARBLE WORKS 758 Herta yueen Street, Lancaster, r. MONUMENTS, HEAD AND FOOT STONES, GARDEN STATUARY, CEMETERY LOTS ENCLOSED, Ac. All work guaranteed and satisfactions en -In every particular. N. B. Remember, works al the extreme end pi North Uaeeaatrept. mJO Te buy Holiday Gilts early la geed ad vice : The best trade is early ; and the best trade carries off the best things. JOHN WAXAMAKER. LFRED WRIGHT'S PERFUMES. HIS Mary Stuart is probably the most lasting of all the agreeable perfumes; none of the lercign ones appreacii iu it is cij iki strong and full of lire; itisagiceable te mere persons, probably, than any ether perfume. Wild'OIive is next in popularity ; this also Is singularly powerful ami lasting. White Rese is delicate and lasting. We keep the preferred odors of all the first class perfumers, such as Lubln. Bailey, Atkin son and Coudray ; but of Alvbed Wright's wc keep all. . . , , liring an unnerfumed handkerchief; and veu shall have a sample of any odor you wish. JOHN WAXAMAKEK. First circle, northwest from the center. COLORED DRESS GOODS. The following, just received, are away down in prices : French Camel's hair, 47 Inch, $J.75and.85; French cheviot suiting, silk and wool, 45 Inch, $0.75; French feulc, all w,oel, 28 inch, $0.28. Uy looking out ter such opportunities a lady may often save half. JOHN WAXAMAKER. Xine counters, Thirteenth street entrance. BLACK GOODS. A lady wanting any of the following will be obliged for the mention of them ; Silk and wool ;SatIn de Lyen, 85 cents ; silk faced veleuis, $1; memle cloth, 75 cents; damasse drap d' cte, $1.50 ; damxssc cashmere, $1.25. All the prices except the first are probably below the cost of manufacture, and even the first may be. JOHX WAXAMAKER. Xcxt outer circle, southwest from the center. TRIMM1XG FOR DRESSES AXD CLOAKS. Our trade requires the largest and freshest stock of these goods, fringes,pa9sementerle or naments, girdles, tassels, spikes, rings, bads, buttons. We have novelties net te be found anywhere else. JOHX WAXAMAKER. Xextoiitcrcirelc.nerthwcstfroin the center. SHAWLS, &c. A few shawls arc shown in the Arcade ; gentlemen's dressing gowns and smoking jackets in the same case. Mere are within. JOHX WANAMAKER. East of the Chestnut street entrance. 1?UKS. 1 Our work-room H full el" preparation, se lull that we cannot crowd It faster. Wc have ready, also, a large stock of UnUhed garments, fur and fur llned. Wb have sacques and dolmans In sealskin dyed in Londen we have none but London Lendon Londen dyed seal. We have them in great numbers, and, of course, in all sizes includingextremcs. Prices, from $125 te $250. Londen controls the seal maiket of the world There have been two advances In price since our furs were bought. We shall net advance till we have te buy again ; we have net advanced at all, as yet. We liave, at $1G5, seal sacques such as you will leek in vain for clscwhcie at the price. Fur lined circulars and dolmans in very great varicry. We use mostly Satin de Lyen, gres-grain, nrmure and brocade silk and hicll ieiine ; ler mourning, Henrietta and Drap d'Kte. The latter are made te order only. We liave everything worth having in sets, tiimmings, rebes, gloves, caps and the theu-sand-and-enc little things that are kept in the cemplclest lists. JOUX WAXAMAKER. Thirteenth street entrance. SKIRTS. .. Felt, all colersand variety of styles, 50c te $1.25 ; flannel, black, blue, gray, brown and scarlet, $2 51 te $5.75; satin, black, $1.75 te $10.50 ; satin, blue, scarlet, brown and black, $12.50 te $20 ; Italian cloth, black, $1.25 te $5. The variety is very great. JOHX WAXAMAKEK. SeuthwrVi coiner of the building. BOYS' OVERCOATS. Netice these two samples: lllne chinchilla Rack, velvet cellar amide. tachablc cape, lined with Farmer's satin, horn buttons, $6.50, Is there another such coat for $0.50 ? We have sold hundreds el them. Mrown-rcd-and-eld-gold diagonal ulstcretlc soft wool lining, sleevcs lined with a durable sllk-st raped fabric, horn buttons, $S.5 J. These are but but specimens of many. If they seem inviting, ethers mav be mere se. See them. JOHN WAXAMAKER. Central aisle, next te the outer circle, Mar kct street side. RIRIIONS AND MILLINERY. Ribbons and Millinery, you knew, we have much mere of than any ether house. JOHN WANAMAKER. North of Thirteen! h street entrance. T IXENS. XJ A very great variety of the finest linens, a very great variety et staple linens, and the lowest prices in Philadelphia. JOHN WANAMAKER. Outer circle, City Hall Square entrance. LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS. Xew goods just received from abroad. We have, without doubt, the richest and fullest stock en this Mile of the Atlantic. We buy from makers, direct, knew the quality of our linen beyond question, and keep below the market besides. JOHX WAXAMAKER. Second circle, southwest from the centre. SILK HANDKERCHIEFS. The very finest English and French hand kerchiefs and Mnttlers; handkerchiefs $1.25 te $2.50; mu filers, $1.00 te $4.50. Elsewhere they are sold for a quarter mere, at least. JOHN WANAMAKER. Second circle, southwest from the centre. UNDERWEAR. Every individual article et Merine or Silk Underwear that wc buy we examine te sec whether the buttons are sewed en securely and whether the scams arc right and properly tastened. If anything is wrong, back the gar ment gees te the maker, or we right It at his expense. Such has been our practice for a year and a hair. Is there another merchant in) Philadel phia who does the fame, or who watches the interests et his customers In any sireil.ir way? Defects may escape ns neverthless. Yen de nsa favor, if you bring back the least imper fection te be made geed. JOHN WANAMAKER. Outer circle. Thirteenth street entrance. M USLIN UNDERWEAR. Our assortment of nil muslin undergar ments is ns full as at nny time of the year : ami when the demand for such is net generally strong we arc often able te buy at unusual ad vantage. Wc have very nearly the same goods the year "round : but prices vary mere or less. New, for example, probably, there is net te be found In this city or in New Yerk muslin un dergarments equal te our regular stock eg ccpt at higher prices. We knew et no exception whatever. JOHN WANAMAKER. Southwest corner of the building. RUBBER OVERGARMEN1S. Dp you knew, many are net of Rubber.at all, nud are net waterproof? We sell as many as all Philadelphia besides : real articles only; and guarantee them. JOHN WANAMAKER. Central aisle, near Marketstreet entrance. TINWARE, SO OTOVES. STOVES. .Brick-Set and Portable HEATERS and RANGES ATi e Shertzer, Hnmphreville &Kieffer s 40 EAST KING STREET. CLVIUIA'U. FALL OPENING H. GERHABT'S Ssilisiiiet, MONDAY, OCTOBER lltli, 1880. A Complete Stock et Cleths, Suitings AHU OVERCOATINGS. which for elegance cannot be surpassed. The Largest Assortment et ENGLISH AND SCOTCH SUITINGS In this city. Prices as low as the lowest at H. GERH ART'S Ne. 51 Kerih Queen Street. CLOTHING! CLOTHING! We have new ready ler sale an Immcnse Stock et Really-Made Cloieg ren Fall and Winter, which are Cut and Trimmed in the Latest Style. We can give you a GOOD STYLISH SUIT AS LOW AS $10.00. PIECE GOODS In great variety, made te elder atheit notice at the lowest prices. 0. S. Hostetter t Sen, 24 CENTRE SQUARE, f-ly.l LANCASTER. PA. COAL. B. K. MARTIN, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all kinds of LUMBER AND COAL. dYurd: N.e. 420 North Water and Prince streets above' Lemen. Luucnter. n3-lyd COAL! COAL! COAL! COAL Coalet tne Ifest Quality put up expressly for family use. and at the low est market prices. TRY A SAMPLE TON. tar YAKD ISO SOUTH WATER ST. nciiMyd PHILIP SCIIUM, SON & CO. co'he"& wileyT" 3.70 NOKTll WATER ST., Jjtnrnster, Va., Wholesale and Retail Dealers In LUMBER AND GOAL. Connection With the Telephonic Kxrhange. Brunch Office : Ne. n NORTH DUKE ST. COAL! COAL! Fer geed, clean Family and nil Other kin d of COAL go te RUSSEL& SHULMYER'S. Quality and Weight guaranteed. Orders re spectfully solicited. OFFICE: 23 Eaet King Street. YARD: 018 North l'rlnre Street. angll-taprlSR (M TO REILLY & KELLER -FOR- GOOD, CLEAN FAMILY COAL, Fanners and ethers in want et Superior Manure will find it te their advantage te call. Yard, Harrisburg Pike. ( Olllce. aes; Kan Chestnut street, s agli-ltd 1'AfER llASaiXOS, Sc. -TIT. IIAVK A LOT Of LIGHT COLOR WINDOW SHADES, Ceed Patterns, that will be closed out at the low pricoet fifty cents. These are a decided bargain, as some have been reduced from one dollar te fifty cents apiece. PLAIN WINDOW SHADING by the yard, lllne. Garnet, Itrewn, Old Geld, Lavender, Stene, Ac. Caidinal, Itrewn. Ecru, Green and White SCOTCH HOLLANDS. PAPER CURTAINS, Spring Fixtures, Fringes. Leeps, Tassels, Ac. Opening almost dally New Designs of WALL PAPER. Our stock Is Large and Attractive, et the Newest Fashions. Med Winfiew Cornice, The Best, Simplest and Cheapest made. PHARES W, FRY, Ne. 57 NORTH QUEEN ST. PAINTING. All kinds et Heuse Painting and Graining done at the shortest notice and in the best pos sible style. We liave reduced our prices te 11.73 per day. Shep en Charlette street. OCtmmd ALLEN GUTHRIE & SONS. TaileiE Eamaster Intelligencer. THURSDAY EVENING, DEC. U, 1880. THE WATER SUPPLY. WHAT MAYOR MaeGONIGUS OF IT. THINKS TTie City's Large Consumption of Water, and Hew it May be Reduced The Steam Pump Overworked and tHe Water ruinrt Useless The Meter System ItrcemmcndeU A Subject That Must be Met at Once. Tiie Majer's Message te Councils. Te the Honorable the Select and Common Coun cils of the City of Lancaster : Gentlemen : I respectfully present for your consideration the very important question of water supply for our city. All ether questions upon which you are called upon te deliberate iu your legislative capacity are subordinate in character te this, for the reason that they relate almost cntiicly te the conveniences of our people, while that of water supply is an indispen sable necessity. During the late summer the newspapers told of cities ie different paits of our country that were suffering from an inadequate supply of water, in some of which manufacturing te an injuri ous extent was suspended and the water necessary for daily use in cooking and ether domestic purposes reduced te the smallest possible quantity. Necessary sanitary precautions could net be taken ; filth accumulated iu sewers, vaults and clescts.and the diseases attendant upon un clcanliucss made their appearance and threatened te become epidemic. Our neighboring city of Heading suffered par ticularly en account of the insufficiency of water. Acting upon the always danger ous plan of deferring the inevitable te the latest possible moment,Reading postponed makiug prevision for increased supply until the consumption exceeded the sup ply, aud very setieus and dangerous con sequences were the result. Philadelphia for the last fcv years, after making aber tive attempts te remedy its system, still sends up her annual complaint against her inadequate suppiy. iew lerx, wuua daily consumption of ever 100,000,000 gal Ions', finds it very difficult te keep up with the constantly increasing demand, and, as a guard against waste, has resorted te sup plying her consumers by meter .measure ment. Brooklyn finds herself unable te supply within C,000,000 gallons daily the number necessary. In Patcrsen, N. J., the paper mills, flax mills, locomotive shops, print works, &c.,&c, were stepped for want of water, and 12,000 peeple thrown out of employment. Se the reports come from all parts of the country. With these and many mere instances which might be given the question arises, shall wc defer commencing operations and the near future find us in the very unpleasant condition that neighboring cities are in ? In 1875 steps were taken te improve the water supply of our city. Drawings and estimates were obtained from competent engineers by authority of councils. A large supply reservoir located near the Franklin and Marshall college of 20,000, 000 gallons capacity was in contemplation at an elevation of twenty-five feet higher than the reservoirs new in use. There were also estimates and drawings made for the location of a reservoir of like capacity where the present reservoirs are at an elo ele elo vatien of fifteen feet greater than these new in use. The estimated cost of the one at the west end was $153,000, that at the cast end $191,000. I suppose the natural advantages of the west end made the larce difference in cost in favor of that locality. It was net intended te take up the small distributing mains throughout the city and lay larger ones in their stead, nor was the present site of the water works en the Conestoga te have been abandoned for one above the drainage of the northeast sec tion of the city, but a thorough remodel ing of our water system, it seems te me, should take into consideration these de tails. In August last complaints became very general from the residents en the higher grounds of the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth wards that they could obtain water only before business began in the morning, during the recess at neon, and after business ceased in the evening. These complaints have their source in the small water mains and the rapidly increas ing number of consumers. We have in the city about twenty-eight miles of distribut ing mains, about fifteen miles of which arc "four-inch pipes and six miles of six-inch. In the last three years there have been four hundred aud thirty-eight ferrules inserted; this official year, commencing April 5, last, one hundred and thirty-three. These ferrules supply thousands of spigots. Besides the ordinary ferrule" which is used, factories, tfcc, use connections of larger size. The cotton factory en Ncvin street has a four inch connection ; the watch factory a three-inch, and ether large consumers, .such r-s the locomotive works, furnace, lactenes, S:c., from two te four-inch con nections, se that the water is drawn away from the smaller consumers en the higher ground by the immense draught of the large aud many consumers en the lower ground. That you may understand mere certainly that many of our troubles lie in our small mains,and have net shown them selves suddenly this lait summer, the fol lowing is taken from the report of cx Superintcndcnt Ilalbach for 1878 : " Com plaints arc frequently made by persons living en the high or elevated points of the city that a geed supply of water can net be had. This is caused in a great measure by the small distributing mains. This could be remedied te a great extent by continuing the twenty-inch main from its present terminus, at the coffer of Lime and Orange streets, te the extreme end of Orange street, making all cress connec tions. It is most assuredly false ccomemy te put down anything less than eight or twelve-inch mains, aud the time is net far distant when all four and six-inch mains will have te be replaced with larger ones." I have repeatedly presented similar views en this subject. In June last the same views were presented with ethers called for by a resolution introduced by the'late lamented R. W. Shenk. I believe that we have new reached that point in this ques tion when te delay or postpeno action will be but little short of criminal neglect. Since the first day of June last up te the close of the warm weather the "Worthing "Worthing ten steam pump has been almost constant ly in operation, day and night, and te show the immcnse consumption of water in our city for the number of inhabitants I will mention that in July and August, while the repairs of the eastern reservoir were going en, the pump, doing its very best, could net supply water te the west- em reservoir from 7 te 11 a. m. aud 1 te 5 p. m. as fast a3 consumed. In ether words the water fell about one inch per hour for four hours in the morning and four hours in the afternoon, although the pump threw all the time at the rate of fully 3,000,000 of gallons in twenty-four I hours. I would have you fix your atten tien en this significant fact : Our boilers -and pumps are doing all they can, and it is for yen te say whether it is wise or pru dent te have no reserved power te fall back en in case of accident. Boilers and pumps, no matter hew well and carefully constructed, will give out in time, and that time may be very short, when they are used almost constantly te their utmost capacity. As for our water pumps they have ceased te be reliable as a means of supply. In favorable stages of water (of which there were none for the five consecu tive months commencing with June 1 last) the three pumps may be used te furnish 1,500,000 te 1,800,000 gallons daily. Dur ing the late summer they were entirely useless. The pumps are all in ceed order and are put te work whenever the stage of water is sufficient. That there is criminal waste of water in our city will net admit of a doubt te per sons acquainted with the quantity of our supply and consumption. The superin tendent of water works reports that in September last the Worthington pump was in operation seven hundred hours all but twenty hours of the whole month. New, estimatinc our pump te deliver 3,000,000 of gallons every twenty-four hours and our population at 26,000, we have a per capita consumption for Septem ber of 110 gallons daily, and this tee in a city where net mere than four-fifths of our people are water renters. It is thus plain that great waste is taking place some where. This per capita consumption is greater than in any city of the United States but one Pittsburgh, 157 gallons. In twenty-one of the principal American cities, including Pittsburgh, .New 101k, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati, Lewell, .Bosten, at. Leuis, lialtimerc, Providence, fcc, the average daily consumption is 65 gallons per capita. In twenty-one foreign cities Londen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bir mingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, &c, the average consumption per capita daily is 25 gallons. Providence, R. I., and Lewell, Mass., with very large manufacturing interests, have a daily average consumption of 30 and 44 gallons respectively. A statement appeared in the New Yerk Grapltie in 1878 which said that the daily average consumption of Provi dence at that time was but 20 gallons pet capita. Providence bad iu 1878 an esti mated population of 100,000 ; the census of 1880 makes the population 104.000, se that with four times the number of inhab itants that Lancaster contains wc find Providence using but little mere than the same nnmber of gallons of water that Lan caster did in September last. The small per capita consumption in Providence is accounted for by the meter system of charges. Under ttm system, wherever put in practice, all waste is carefully guarded against and consumers de net allow their spigots te be open day and night in sheer neglect. In censideting the water question as it concerns euVsclves, the introduction of meters should largely enter into our delib erations. Mr. Ilalbach said in 1878 : "Ex perience and observation have taught us tha a large proportion of the amount of water is wasted ; and this waste can only be remedied by the use of meters, which are new available." Superintendent Kitch takes the same view of the matter. Under meter measurement I believe that water can be delivered te five-sixths of our con sumers cheaper than they Bew receive it, and that the machinery new in ttse te pump the water and the reservoirs te store it will answer our purpose for seme years te come. There is no reason why under proper care our per capita consumption should reach above the average of Amer ican cities. "We arc net nearly se largely engaged in manufacturing ; our city has excellent natural drainage, our sewers and gutters seldom requiring flushing, and our percentage of consumers cannot be nearly as great as in cities very much larger. Hew far the argument holds geed that a liberal, nay, ah almost unlimited use of water,sheuId be allowed our citizens with out a strictly scaled schedule of charges as under the meter system, is for you te con sider. I present the introduction of the meter te you suggestively as an alternative for the immediate necessity of providing another large steam pump at the water works and of laying miles of larger mains through our streets at a cost of net less than $100,000. Fifteen or twenty thou sand dollars invested in meters will, it is believed, obviate the necessity of the otherwise large expenditure we shall have te make. Under our present system of supplying water the city is a great loser by persons who steal water with the connivance of the renter. The meter measurement would prevent all this, for the renter would 110 mere exercise a liberality towards his neighbor with his water than with his gas, flour or coal. That generous disposition te give away or allow te be taken that which belongs te ethers would be imme diately suppressed. Meters would also enable us te detect leaks. Serious leaks in mains may exist new in the neighborhood of sewers which it is impossible te detect. If the water main should break and the water escape into a sewer the meters would te seme extent show there is water lest that is net passing through the meters and the superintendent would be put upon the watch. Under meter measurement the city could afford te supply consumers at one cent per hundred gallons, and with a consumption of thirty-three per cent. less water in the aggregate than wc new use would receive a much increased revenue from this source. The people who waste water would have te pay the difference, and these whose consumption is out of all proportion te the quantity paid for would justly have te bear the increased burden. Lancaster furnishes her consumers with water cheaper thau any city in the United States that I have any knowledge of. The following are the charges of cities in differ ent parts of the country for ene theusaud gallons or less daily consumption. Morris Merris town, N. J., 40 cents per thousand gal lons ; Lynn, 25 cents ; Schenectady, 50 cents ; Hartferd, 30 cents ; Chicago, 10 cents ; Cincinnati, 15 cents ; St. Paul, 50 cents ; New Albany, 15 cents ; Milwaukee, 20 cents ; Worcester, 25 cents ; Bosten, 30 cents; Springfield aud Fall River, 30 cents; Albany, 30 cents; Syracuse, 40 ,: HnrHnrt, Tnw.t d 1 0.,t rn,l t s.i en . trii, Z "y1 "; - Rapids, 30 cents; Kaamazoe,. cents. In the cities named where the consump tion is mere than one thousand gallons daily the price is reduced in proportion te the quantity used. In Lancaster, estimat ing our daily average consumption at 2,500,000 gallons or 002,000,000 per annum and our total receipts from water rents . at $35,000, it will be seen that our people are furnished with water at a cost of less than four cents per thousand gallons en an average. Fer the information of councils I would state that the price lists of several meter manufacturers are before me. The cost ?r meter depends upon the size. Fer a inch meter from 817 te 924, J-iuch from 818 te 820, 1-inch from 925 te $35, 2-inch from 848 te 855, 3-inch from 895 te $110, and for 4-inch, the largest egize we have any use for, from 8200 te 8300 each. The 5-inch meter is the kind which would be required by us mere than nny ether if we make up our minds te adept the meter system. Seme manufacturers contend that a -inch size will answer for a 2-inch ferrule: Others say that the meter and ferrule opening's should be the same size. In some cities where meters have been in troduced the minimum size is furnished at the expense of the city, and where parties require a larger ene the price of the min imum size is deducted and the balance of cost of the larger size is paid by the con sumer. Whether it is advisable te put meters in at every house or put them in only at such places where waste is suspected, very large quantities of water used, and at such ether houses as would serve as a basis for equitable estimates for houses of like character, would be for you te consider. In the beginning it is believed that the latter plan would answer. In the city of Lancas ter there arc about six hundred one-story, two thousand two hundred two-story and five hundred three-story houses using city water. Iu each of these classes meters could be placed at different localities se that a very fair avcrage estimate could be made for each class. I have iu the forgoing endeavored te present te you some of the principal diffi culties under which our water system is new laboring. A fcw-"facts arc indis putable : 1st. Our mains scuerally are tee small. Six or eight miles of -four-inch mains ought te he takcu up at ence and ten or twelve inch mains laid in their places. The twenty-inch main should be extended from the corner of Lime and Orange streets te Marietta avenue ; cress connections made at all the principal streets, steps put iu se that a break or leak would net require a large section of the city te be deprived of the use of water while the repair is going en, as has been frequently the case. 2d. The power at the water works is in sufficient te meet the rapidly increasing consumption of water. Anether steam pump of 5,000,000 or 6,000,000 gallons capacity and boilers should be at all times ready te assist in giving us plenty of water or te furnish all we require in case of acci dent. The little Worthington pump new en hand is net sufficient. The water power pumps are unavailable except 111 faverable stages of water. It will be for you te consider whether the application of meters would net be the fiist and most economical step in this mat ter ; cutting down, as it is believed they will, thirty-three per cent, of our con sumption. In this way only can immediate and radical alterations aud improvements be postponed. The outlay necessary te de only a portion of the work for the improve ment of our water system will be consider able, but I believe that economy iu its best sense requires that it should be made. Very respectfully yours, Ise. T. MacGoxiei.e, Mayer. Mayek's Office, Dec. 1, 1880. Sara Bernhardt. True Story of the French Actress" Don't Shout ; I'm In tbe Gun." The San Francisce Pest says : Of course we all read the nonsense printed by the Eastern papers en the subject of Sara Bcrnhardt's physical insufficiency, but very few people realize hew prctcrnatural ly thin she is, for all that. The following perfectly true incident will convey an ap proximate idea, however, especially te country readers : In the whiter of '78 the irrepressible and omnivorous Sara became enamored of an attache of the American legation in Paris named McGugger. We don't mean that McG. ever actually be came one of the great star's list of alleged husbands, but suffice it that success final ly crowned her efforts te arrest the coy representative of the bird e' freedom, The wonderful actress worshiped her art mere than her lever, however which is generally the case with wonderful actresses ; se it happened that she was net sorry te suddenly discover that she pos sessed a dread rival in a pretty grisctte, as just at that moment she was rehearsing the part of a jealous wife, and was pro fessionally glad te obtain all the points en jealousy, se te speak, she possibly could. Te utilize the circumstance te the best ad vantage, the Bernhardt proceeded te gain secret admission te the rooms of McGug ger, in the hopes of witnessing an inter view betwecen her rival and her faithless admirer, aud drawing valuable experience from the laceration of her own feeling while se engaged. Shcrc was a shot-gun standiugin the corner (as is the case in most American bed-rooms), into one of the-barrels of which the star easily crawled after remov ing a few superfluous articles of apparel, which she slipped into the ether barrel. Nobody entered, however, and finally get ting tired of waiting, Sara tucked the top wad of the charge under hct head and went fast asleep. That night there was an 'alarm of burglars rated, and McGugger was just in the act of discharging his gun at a man getting ever the fence, when Sara, f he had been awakened by the click of the gun-lock, shrieked : " Don't sheet ; I'm in the gnu !" "Which barrel quick?" said Mc G . "The left, but my things are " The attache, however, instantly touched the ether trigger, and simultaneously Sara's historical high-heeled slippers crashed through the house-breaker's pope's nose, se te speak. "Will you come out?" said our rcprc fccntative, shaking the gun, "or shall I get the ramrod anil extract you?" "Yeu have fired away all my duds," said the Bernhardt, though, of course, in excellent French. "I'm afraid I shall have te borrow your gun te wear home." "I guess you'd better," said McGnggcr, "as it leeks like rain." Se he turned the gun muzzle down wards, se she could get her feet en the fleer, and steered her down stairs. The passers in front of Sara's house were much aston ished a few minutes later at beholding a shotgun descend from a coupe and walk up-stairs propelled by a shadowy pair of unmistakable Hebraic feet. And no what is the tender and beauti ful lessen taught by this incident? 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