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Revising The Charter

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Considerable interest has been manifestad in the proposed obarter arnendments the past week. Two oitizens' meetings were held on Priday and JMonday evenings on the cali of Capt. Chas. H. Manly, at whicb he developed his carefully tbought-out scberue of ainendments to the charter, consisting prinoipally in changiug the oolleotion of taxes, making the treasnrer a salaried slective offloer, and in practinally abolishiug tbe board of public worke. The first meeting appointed a committee of seven to report at .the Monclay nigbt's meeting consisting of J. F. Scbnb, Christian Martin, Clinton J. Snyder, John Boyian, Charles H. Munly, Ezra B. Norris and Lonis J. Lisemer. This oommittee was far frorn being a unit on tbe measureti before it and the Monday nigbt meeting brought forth widely divergent views. About 150 people weie present, the most of whom however took no part iu the meeting, either by talkiüg or voting Ou a close vote it was decided as the sense of the meeting that the board of public works should be composed of three aldermen, and J. F. Schnh, Chiistian Martin, C. J. Snyder, V. Armstrung, C. H. Manly, Chas. Kingsley, and L. J. Lisemer were appointed a committee to oonfer with the ccmmittee of aldermen and oitizens appointed by the oonnoil. The meetiug of the council's committee was held Tuesday night, Mayor Walker acting as chairman. The following brief and concise report was made after the varions members had expressed their views: "Yonr speoial oommittee on charter revisión wonld report tbat iu their opinión no ohange in tbe charter is advisable at this session of legislatura. "(Signed) W. E. Walker, Chas. E. Hiscock, Thoa. D. Kearney, C. H. Cady, Emmett Coon, Arthur Brown, E. B. Pond, W. D Harriman, HoraceQ. Prettyman, Christiau Martin." The members of the oommittee of the pnblio meetiDg who met with the regalar committee, expressed tbemselves au agreeing with the regular onmmittee.


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