Danbury Evening News - April 4, 1889 - City Charter and how it was reported to the legislature.

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The Committee on Cities and Boroughs granted Danbury a City Charter. The article outlines the number of aldermen to be chosen from each ward, the duration of their terms, and the number of councilmen to be elected from each ward. The mayor in the original charter was given the power to appoint all police officers. Under the City Charter the Aldermen had the power to confirm the appointments. Additional changes were made regarding committee appointments and responsibilities. In another article, Morris Meyers backs Frank Eastwood's appointment as engineer.

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1889-04-04

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TlfE EVENING NEWS, THURSDAY, APRE^ 4, 1
THE CITY C HARTKU.

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n of thelargt
ionr the corIdmg w ill 1><
nd arranged
*of trade,
terbury, t ht
>wnor of th(
vollng salcsirn, and it Is
< business in

arrival from
at Cooper's
jtlor, portei
». He c laims
un, a nd lias
kablo spuoir e xtends a
•field c ounty
s; his year's
>inls out of

bury M cditho Uethel
!8ts of l)rs.
el,:, and cnumout.
lent i n the
need to be
r. May prer diagnosis,
Interesting
3inipled the
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'rvod in the
T s pending
ng in social
delegation
held at the
i street, at
vil1 read a

and

THE BOROUGH H OARD.

Business Transacted Last E enlug.
(lipecial to tiie Evening
The board of warden and burgesses
IlAnriroui), iApril 8. wua called to order at 8 o'clock] last n ight
Tho committed on cities and boroughs by Warden Hopkins. There were six
re»jort4Hl to-day, a s ubstitute resolution members of tho board present]
granting P anbury a city dhajtor. Tho A remonstrance \vas road f rom citicharter is a long one and covers m any zens and t axpayers of N orth street
points. It p rovides for n city rmieting. against t he b uilding and c onstruction of
Tho election to bo held oh the f ourth the-sewer on said street, and oji vote the
Monday in A pril, \, at w hich a
remonstrance was ordered placed on
mayor, city clerk, treasurer, sheriff and file.
auditor arc to bo elected. One aldor- Remonstrance against the ( construcman each Is to bo chosen f rom tion of thtf sewer on River street by the
tho f irst
and
third wards to taxpayers of the said street jwas read,
hold p flleo f or two years, a nd and on m otion the remonstrance was
one a lderman oaoh from the second ordered on flic.
and f ourth wards to hold the office for On m otion of the board \r
one year. All aldermen arc to bo elect- Wildman was given f urther t ime, and to
ed b ionnialy a fter t heir t erms expire. use his discretion on collection of sower
Two e ounoilmen arc1 to bo elected from assessment f rom Mrs. Miller,! o ut Patch
each w ard, anil t hose h aying t he h igh- street.
est vote in each w ard are to servo two Mr. Beard appeared b efore t he hoard
year* from tho present year and the and asked how he should collect his bill
next h ighest t o serve f or one year. In for p aving the East L iberty and Nichols
case of tie the senior is to bo chosen by street corner. He had presented his bill
lot, t he a ldermen a nd c ommon c ouncil- to Mr. Serre, the" property owner, who
men to »lt as separate boards. The com- refused to pay it. The board;, informed
mon c ouncil is e mpowered to a ppoint n him t hat h e s hould present h is b ill t o
superintendent of the water works, the board and the board would collect
chief of lire d epartment, i nspector of it f rom the p roperty owner.
buildings, s uperintendent o f (Ire a larm, Three representatives f rouk t he Huassistant f ire c hief, t ux collector a nd mane Hose company appeared before
corporation c ounsel. The m ayor is to the board to urge .the a ppointment of
i e.x-oflloio chief of police, and is to Frank Eastwood, for engineer, on the
appoint a c aptain, s ubject t o c onfirma- new fire engine. Morris Meyers stated
tion by the board of a ldermen.
that in accordance with a vote of the
The board of w ater c ommissioners is company t he c ommittee appeared before
abolished n nd the c ontrol of the w ater tho board for Mr. Eastwood's appointworks Is g iven t o the c ommon c ouncil. ment, and a p etition to t hat e ffect, signTho j udge qf the city c ourt Is to bo ftp- ed by all the memberl of the c ompany
pointed by the general assembly.
was read. Mr. Meyers stated the qualiThis report is p ractically the orgiiial fications of his candidate for the place
charter as drafted by the committee, and that the company and himself
appointed by the borough. The a mend- willing to go $1,000 security, if
ments, adopted by the borough meet- was needed. Mr. Eastwood, he a aidwas
iugi called to hear the report of the a member of the c ompany /where Tthe
committee have been stricken out. The new flre engine was to be ifousedw/and
mayor in the original charter was given lived close by. It waa convenient that
power to a ppoint all police officers, but a member from that company should be
a change is now mode, tho appointment* appointed. This is the second petition
the board has received asking the
being confirmed by the aldermen.
How It Was Reported to Tho Legislature

1)11. SFEELE ON M

He Says It if ftj Decided 8
Is Due tin Prosperity

Rev. W. I . ateele, aft*
ing his old aijlshioners ;
\f the Met
lOftist o hurt
gave t ho < ju stjion, "Is M
uro?" a the rough, Intel
morons discussion.
Dr. Steeltm Idea is thai
success as a ;ct)neral t hin
cause it is tli M reverse, n
should not b onsidered
was the inte imon of God
every m an should liav
every w oman! a h usband
of M aryland tjhe laws
time t hat i f ut ,t he ago
at
man w ith a ofert a in aim
H
was n ot mar •|ed he was
He gave ai Interesting
the m ethods .Xf marriage
eastern conn tries, a nd c
in t hose c ouijiiries marr
failure. N e
iy, in
question, thi I c ountry
t aken into c ctisideration
False views j oflifo, a nd
he m entioned us the p rin
failure iu m a triage i n t h
In diacuBsli k hasty nvr
of t he v alue < a c ourtship
should c outi »UO,
O
after marriage, ,/Tlie
laws are conducive to h
and consequi ntly to t he
measure
failure,,
The doctor advised
hearer^ to lot k for husb
e said, wa
people live twice as
True marriage must b
true love. II not it is a
A woman, o be a goo
should bo like the snail,
she is always at h ome, a
not w earing < yery t hing
back. Like d n echo, in
when spoker to, and u
always h aving the last w
town clock, in perform
system aticalllr and in or

•r

arrival from
; at Cooper's
ostler, porter
in. lie claims
RUM, a nd has
rkable speei>w extends a
irfleld c ounty
ng hia year's
birds out of
ol.

Kemonsfcrance against the constructo be elected,
man eftoh i« to be chosen from tion of th* sewer on River street by the
the f irst; and i third wards to taxpayers of the said street jwas read,
hold pfttfco for two yoara, ( and and on motion the remonstrance was
one alderman each from the sobond ordered on llle.
and fourth wards to hold the office for On motion of the board j Collector
one year. All aldermen are to bo eloct- VVildtnan was given f urther t ime, and to
ed'biennialy after their terms expire. use his discretion an collection of sower
Two o ounoilmen are1 to bo elected f rom assessment from Mrs. Miller,! o ut Patch
each ward, and those h aving the high- street.
est vote in oaoh ward are to servo two Mr. Beard appeared before ihe board
years from the present year and the and asked how he should collect his bill
next highest to servo for one year. In for p aving the East L iberty and Nichols
case of tie the senior is to be chosen by street corner. He had presented his bill
lot, t he a ldermen a nd c ommon c ouncil- to Mr. Serre, the* property owner, who
men to sit as separate boards. The com- refused to pay it. The boanl informed
mon c ouncil l.s e mpowered to a ppoint a him t hat he should present his bill to
superintendent o f the w ater w orks, the board and the board would collect
chief of lire department, Inspector of it from the property owner.
buildings, s uperintendent o f tire a Jarm, Three r epresentatives from ' the Huassistant f ire c hief, t ax collector a nd mane Hose c ompany appeared before
corporation counsel. The m ayor is to the board to u rge,the a ppointment of
!>o ox-olllelo chief of police, and is to Frank Eastwood, for e ngineer, on the
appoint a c aptain, subject to c onfirma- new fire engine. Morris Meyers stated
tion by the board of a ldermen.
that in accordance w ith a vote of the

inbury M cdi; the Bethel
.icsts of Drs.
•hoi, and eniiinmcnt.
.ment i n t he
uneod to l)e
Dr. May prefor diagnosis,
•f InUyeHting The board of w ater c ommissioners is
ocouplod t he abolished a nd the c ontrol o f the w ater
works is g iven t o the c ommon council.
served in the The, judge of the city court is to be aptor s pending pointed b y the g eneral a ssembly.
ning i n social This report i n p ractically t he orgiual
,' d elegation charter as d rafted by the committee,
appointed b y the b orough. T he a mende hold at t he ments, adopted b y t he borough meettin street, a t ing, called t*> h our the report of the
. will read a committee h ave been s tricken out. The
mayor in the original charter was given
power t o a ppoint a ll police o fficers, b ut
Ic.
a c hange i s now m ade, t he a ppointments
tinner, u ml Ix'ing c onfirmed b y the a ldermen.
i). 1-1 W hite The p rincipal a mendment, o f the borimco yenfcOr- ough meeting of J anuary 8th was one
d Brook, ivt providing f or the e lection o f f our a lderjmlers h im- men at large, w hich it w ill lx> »wn ha*
lly for t he IHMMI changed. The w ard b oundaries
have, iMH'ii s omewhat c hanged; t hat
and follow- running t hrough L ilx'rty street will
btance, and follow t he tracks o f the D anbury a nd
•d to a O an- Norwalk r ailway.

venient disand closing
py were ot
, or else they
they caught
cremate ouo
i display at
>f business,
ave caught
uies had it
ilous horse.
U'st t Uhing
her bridle
'rooulously.
>r «tj»rt nnd

THE DISTRIBUTION OF TOPS.

The S upply N ot E quM t o t he Demand,
Yesterday Afternoon.- The Girls not
The m ultitudinous small/boy in all
shapes and c onditions .gathered himself
to the extent of 2.000 at F. E. Hartwell
& Co. 'a clotriing s^ore, yesterday afternoon, in the hop*? of securing a Hying
top after the k ind advertised in T HE
NEWS. Thi»y commenced to gather
about 1 o'clock, although 4 o'clock was
the hour mentioned for d istribution,

company t he c ommittee appeared before
the board for Mr, Eastwood's appointment, and a p etition to t hat e ffect, signed by all the m embers of the c ompany
was read. Mr. Meyers s tated the qualifications of his c andidate for the plaoe
and that the company and himself were
willing to go $1,000 s ecurity, if p erhrity
was niVdcd. Mr. Eastwood, he said, was
a member of the c ompany where the
new fin1 e ngine was to be housed, and
lived close by. I t was e phvonient t hat
a m ember f rom t hat c ompany should b e
appointed. This is the second j n^ition
the h oard h as Deceived a sking t he
appointment o f Mr. E astwood.
Mr. Doran t hought t hat i t would be
proper t hat t he m atter b e l eft w ith t he
flre c oimuftUH) a nd on his m otion t he
petition Were HO referred.
An a pplication was received f rom M.
C. FGrd for t he p osition of d river to the
new f ire e ngine; petition was ordered
placed on tile.
The a pplication of Daniel W arner f or
a p osition on the j >olice force, was ordered on f ile.

catSe'it .i..*s^^1. "pf- ; verse.
tltef A • ' ;, .'
.". Vi^r.' . ..
should not be ponisidei*
was the in/ten tion'of G<
every man sHould '"bf
every w omni ij a luisbai
of M aryland : he laws ~v
time that^ if at the agi
man w ith a vrtnin ai
was not mar ied he wa
He gave ai Interestin
the methods if marring
eastern coun 'ies, a nd

in t hose com ries mar
Ne( asarily, i
question, t ht country
taken into cc isideratioi
False views of life, am
he m ent lono( as the pri
failni-e i n ma riage i n t l

failure.

In discussh ir hasty in

of the v alue < f c ourtahi]
should couti me, uo't <
aft-er m arria; e. The in
laws are oou< uOivc t o
and conseqiu itly to th
measure is d i > f ailure,
The docto: advised
hearers to lot k for hiisl
Ono i tiason, 1 i s aid, w
people live ,wiee as
True m arria ;c m ust 1
tnie love. I f lot i t is a
A w oman. > be a goo
should b o l ik< the s nail.
she is a lways t h ome, a
not w earing < •crything
back. J ,ike i n echo, in
when spoker to, a nd
always h avin r the last
town c lock, i n p erfori
systematical! .- and in o
it in n ot spea :ing so the
hear her. A vife he s
good house keeper,
amiable a nd v n tie.
B u t , lie c on i nued, t he
required of t >e h usban
riage a suee ss. He s
troubles with his w ife.

her as a worn in a nd n o
should requi e more o
does of h im. The snk
enemy of the wife to-da
John W. N ewbury was granted per- the young wo nan to det
mlssio» to cut d own a tree on Stevens marry a man who drink
street.
hold of a dro e. Be sur
Petition of F. Judson et al for the ap- ble meal and a pleasan
pointment of G aylordK. Scott, as driver marry a man who w ill
on the new f ire engine, was referrtVl to five cents a no nth. D
the flre committee.
)
was once k no en as a d
The reports from Humane hoseXx>m- they now spe d-u-d-o;
pany\e Wooatvr hose compaify and
yourself awn on a pa
the Kohanza hose c ompany were pre- and a p uppy Og.
sented to the board for their approval, Marriage is nost dec
and on motion the reports were approv- and there ea be no

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