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MARSHALL. LODGE, No. 108 A. F. 4
A. M.—stated communication. Regular
meeting Friday, Aug. 17, 8 p. John
W. Wells, secretary "W-
SIGNET CHAPTER. No. 38, R. A. M*.
Stated convocation Monday even sr.
Aug. 20. at 8 o'clock. Business session
Carl Shaffner. H. P. John W. *ells,
STATED ASSEMBLY. King Solo
mon Council No. 20, R. & S- M.. Mon
day Aug. 20, 7:30. Regular business.
I. T. Forbes, recorder George Gregorj,
SPECIAL CONCLAVE, St. Aldemar
rommandery. No. 30. K. T„ Tuesday.
August 14. 7:30. For work. Order of
the Temple. I. T. Forbes, recorder:
H. C. Mueller, commander.
CENTRAL CHAPTER NO. 67. O E.
S.—Special meeting: for initiation ed
nosday, Aue. 8. at S p. m. Mrs. George
Downing, secretary: Mrs.
erick. W. M.
E. A. FRANTQUEMONT. Secretary.
DR. R. C. MOLISON
Surgeon and Physician
Rooms 20T and !08. Phone 994.
Office hours. '0 to 12 a. m.: S to 5 p. m.
Residence, 304 Park Street
DRS. FRENCH & COBB
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
DR. R. R. HANSEN
Office Hours: 11 to 12: to 41 and
7 *o 9 p. m.
Of Bee Phone 151. Home Phone ""2-
Rooms 30? to 305. Phone 15 for the
following physicians and surgeons»
DR. M. U. CHE8IRE
OR t'EL80N MERRILL
•JR. r\. K. NICHOLS
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L. F. Kellopre. R. -T. Andrew
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Office Honrs, 2 to 4 p. m.
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PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
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4:80 o. ra.. and 1 to 8 p. m.
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^Over MeBrM* 6 WilTs Drug Store
Phonaa Office, 1854j Residence. 1468
DR. F. P. BOYD
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Ear, Nom and Throat
Corrective exercises and other physl
ologlc methods employed.
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O Cross of God,
Over the blood stained sod,
Lead us thru doubt and fear
To where the dawn shines clear.
O Cross of Light,
Blaze thru the cruel nignt
And strengthen hearts that fail
At war's appalling tale.
O Cross of Pain,
On thee Man lies again
That his great suffering
To men may freedom bring.
O Cross of Blood,
Make thou the living flood
That from these veins is poured
Young martyrs of the Ljrd!
O Croes of Life,
Lighten the awful strife.
And show us in the van
The thorn-crowned Son of Man.
O Cross of Peace,
Shine when this war sfiall cease
And from the blood stained sod
Raise thou the Sons of God.
—Charlotte Elizabeth Wells, in the
New York Times.
SUSPENDED DURINti THE BIG JOB.
The decision of the Central associa
tion to quit while the quitting was
good and before the game was worn
out is a serusible conclusion. Having
done so it is in a position to come
back strong when conditions are fav
orable. Baseball isn't dead in central
Iowa by any means, merely suspended
•while we raise armies and crops and
finish an emergency job that we have
on hand and that requires all our en
ergy and resources. When that is over
and done a great revival of baseball
and athletics may be confidently ex
pected. For we shall turn from the
stern duty we snail have performed to
seek relaxation and amusement and
perhaps, many of us, seeking forget
But baseball will come back. It is
the real American garye, best knowa
and best enjoyed by the greatest num
ber of Americans. It is one of the
few professional sports that have kept
free from domination of gamblers. In
the larger centers baseball is a com
mercial propoetion. In smaller cities
and towns it is a public enterprise.
Professional baseball at its best is in
the towns where it can not make
money and is supported purely as a
sport. It is the only clean professional
sport that can live in such places.
Horseracing long ago degenerated to
the gambler's level. Aside from county
fair racing it will never come back.
But baseball, while it remains clean,
will be demanded and remain the great
That baseball is falling off Is prob
ably true and there's a reason. The
boys of this day do not play baseball
as the boys of the former generation
did. They do not plav because there
is no place to play in. And that is a
pity. Xo game interests and keeps a
lad like baseball and none is better for
him. Moreover indoor sports have ad
vanced because we have built gym
nasiums for the schools and the Y. M.
C. A.s and youth takes that nearest
to hand. One reason why baseball Is
popular is that al! men played it as
boys. That it will lack somewhat of
that interest to youth trained in other
sports i? natural enough.
We should have spcts where the
boys of a neighborhood or section of
a city may meet to play baseball.
Playgrounds of this description are as
logical as gymnasiums. Outdoors is
the element of summer play. The
gym is a winter makeshift and supply,
line and necessary of itself but not
However, the falling off of baseball
is merely temporaly. The liking for it
and approval of it is general still and
when we get time to tiirn around from
the big job on hand we shall call it
back and take up the rooting right
where It left off.
"ATHLETIC SMOKERS" AND PRIZEFIGHTS
In the old school readers those who
"studied their readin' lessons therein
will perhaps remember a "poetry les
son'' where one personage and speaker
explained the difference between "to
filch" and "to steal."' The difference
was in the word. So far as results
were concerned the fellow who
"filched" got Just as much as the other
who vulgarly stole.
Some one with a genius for explana
tion should outline to an anxious pub
11c the difference between an "athletic
smoker" in Des Moines and a prize
fight somewhere else. Also the differ
entiation between tweedledee and
It appears from accounts In that es
teemed and accurate newspaper, the
Des Moines Register, that one Tommy
Ryan conducts those interesting social
events termed "athletic smokers" in
the capital city. The name "Tommy
Ryan" somehow suggests the squared
circle and the waterbottles and bringa
a memory of napping towels. Any
how, according to the report of the
society editor assigned to this par
The Jack Smith-Pete Roche bout
resulted in a double knockout. Smith
planted a left hook and a right
cross on the Camp Dodge boy's
ebin in the middle of the first round
and put him out. He was given an
other chance, however, after being re
vived, but Smith Immediately took his
measure and knocked him out with a
terrific right to the Jaw.
Thoae who have aat at rinjflrtdes to
the day# of yore when prlseftghting
was actually prUeflghting will perk up
as they read and wonder whether the
difference between athletic emokers
and prizefighting isn't the same differ
ence that exists between "county
farms" and "poorhouses." Oblivion
following immediately on a right oross
to the chin irresistibly reminds of old
times. Some elderly per sops had they
been at,, the gathering would have
smoked up and imagined perhaps that
the prizefight had come back once
However, it was not the custom in
those agonizing, cruel prizefighting
days to revive the victim and knock
him out again. That seems to be a
social arrival along with the athletic
smoker. Even in bullfighting they
never kill the same bull twice in the
same day. Perhaps, however, were the
bull fight a "slaughterhouse smoker"
and the management short of bulls
something of that sort might suggest
itself that the smokers might go away
surfeit with happiness and prone to
return on the next occasion. Anyhow
it is all in line with modern efficiency
to provide two knockouts with only
one knockee. Whoever makes two
knockouts grow where but one grew
before—you know the rest of the
Seems like sometime in the dim past
a legislature made and provided a
statute concerning the hook to the Jaw
and the right cross to the chin and
subsequent slumber resultant there
from as aforesaid within the com
monwealth of Iowa." And over "bey
ant Tommy's place" where the "athletic
smokers" grow rises the gilded dome
under which the legislative branch of
government made and enacted all that
—but what's a law between friends?
Call the next bout.
COLLEGE AND THE WAR.
The colleges foreseeing a slump in
attendance are earnestly seeking the
assistance of the press to prevent a
situation so disastrous to the schools
and in. the long run as disastrous to
the country. As in all wars the col
lege men and those about to enter col
leges have joined the colors in vast
numbers. The fact is iimi in ilnse of
war volunteering is as selective as the
draft. It appeals to the best and fin
est and most patriotic of youth as
well as to ithe most adventurous and
plucky. Joined to the great number
of volunteers is also the thousands of
conscripts who otherwise would have
gone to college.
It is a serious situation. The schools
need the students and the students
need the schools. Tfie country will
need the men who are to be turned out
by the schools. That we do not real
ize fully at present. But we shall real
ize It a few years hence in all our in
dustries and professions If the school
attendance slumps greatly.
Life and business and the activities
of the world are to go on during and
after the war. Of course nobody
knows how- long this war shall endure
and how many and how much it shall
require of us in men and money but
the world Is not coming to an end
with this war. If it continues long
without doubt many of those who
should enter colleges this fall will be
called to do their part at the front
but that is no reason why every youth
should not make the best of his pres
ent opportunity. To be sure the com
mercial, industriml and agricultural call
for men will open a great many appar
ent opportunities to what seems high
wage but after the war the specialist
in occupation will take the high places.
The demand for men who know how to
do one thin? better than other men Is
certain to be abnormal after the war:
for when the struggle on the field is
over another great struggle Is to take
place in the fields of peace. Every
nation will be seeking to rebuild to itfc
commercial and industrial advantage*
The man who is fitted to lead in this
struggle will hold the high command.
•Moreover, If the college youth Is called
to the colors he will have lost nothing
but gained by the time he has spent In
Another thing that Is In the future:
the stay at home youth will need all
that he can gain in order to hold his
own against the strong, capable, hard
ened men who come home. The schools
will be full of them. They will have
learned much that those who stay at
home can never learn at home, lessons
of self discipline, the habit of doing,
strict attention to duty. yv.nd they will
Jbe hard competitors. The men who
come home clean and able and force
full will take place by their own
strength and they will be given first
chance from mere gratitude for their
service and sacrifice. It will require
strong and able men with special
knowledge to hold their own against
the million who shall come back look
ing for and demanding their own.
He is a wise youth who neglects
nothing that shall point toward suc
Topics of the Tiffies
The man who ducks out of the con
scription will not tell bis grandchil
dren about it, but somebody else will-
The law insists on the appointment
of road patrols. The impression that
it is left to the boards is erroneous).
All they have to do is to appoint the
man, fix compensation and provide
equipment. If the boards meet this
law in the right spirit anfl attempt to
carry on to the best advantage the re
sult will be better roads and a saving
of funds thru the continuous main
tenance afforded by the patrols. It 15
easier to keep a road right than to re
build it every every months. 35^. as*
After, all the man who tries to get
out of army service deserves. mcive •.
at an a
TOMES-REPUBLICAN, MABSHAlLTOWN, IOWA: AUGUST 9- WW.
deavors to escape the burden of tho
war by throwing his share of expense
on others. He is the superlative of
A draft slacker isn't merely coward
ly but foolish. There's nowhere to run
If some fellow conftes around ped
dling court plaster the way to do Is to
find a sore on him and "try it on the
dog" iflrsL If you can't And any broken
skin on him why break some in tho
Interest* of scientific investigation and
proceed as before.
The chilly air of this morning justi
fies Governor Harding's proclamation
that something ahould be done about
the C'oal situation and sets the consum
er cheering the governor on to.
Well, those fresh air kids met up
with an extremely fresh air morning
for August in Iowa. This common
wealth always delivers according to
Sixty pounds in the pack, a nine
pound rifle and 100 rounds of car
tridges. How'd you like to pack them
over a five-mile hike? It takes some
man to be a soldier.
"Hole" and "patrol" rhyme together,
but so far they haven't got together on
The German army is said to be rap»
idly losing its morale. Most of us
might get our morale on with the bow
on the wrong side if we were obliged
to live under a rain of shells with the
blue sky for an umbrella.
IOWA OPINION AND NOTES.
"With Germans poisoning our court
plaster and our wells, we are getting a
first class slant at kultur without go
ing out of our own back yard for it,
remarks the Burlington Gazette.
"Another disadvantage of talking too
much about what we are going to do.
observes the Sioux City Journal, is
that then we almost have to do it. Or
is that an advantage?"
•Naturally, the laundry companies
are in favor of prohibition. It means
fewer private washerwomen." explains
the Council Bluffs Nonpareil.
Tne sioux Ciiy Tribune ensrgests "If
there were only cantonments enough
to go round, some civilians, too, might
secure protection against vice."
"Lynching is Just as bad in the west
or the north as it is in the south,
points out the Burlington Hawkeye.
•'Sometimes some folks are aot to over
look that fact."
The Perry Chief wants to know if wo
"Remember the days when corn was
so cheap the farmer never stopped to
pick up a couple of bushels that
dropped from the tttp of the load?"
The Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune be
lieves that no one will care how dras
tic the measures may be which '.vill bo
used to bring the coal barons to terms.
"If Governor Harding," It continues,
"takes the mines over and operates
them he will have made himself
mighty solid with everybody in the
state but the mine owners."
Flexible lath for many building pur
poses has been patented that is com
posed of wire cloth, copied with brick
\*T* don't ask you to take our word we merely
VV ask you to stake a test. Come to our store
let as cive you ths names of the artiste whoee
voices hs*e been Re-Created by the New Edison
mid who also make talking machine records.
Then If you please, go to a talking machine dealer's
store aal listen to th* talking machine records
by these artists. Afterwards return to our
stoic «d listen to the New Bdison'i Re-Creatiaa
A CRITICAL PdUBACttnOR.
A minister at Bloux City was
shocked by the sight of a girl who
worked in a factory and wore home
her overalls. The girl was ejected
from her 'boarding house In response
to the minister's complaint and when
she returned to her work next morn
ing she found that she had lost her
position. However, the next day found
her tousry in another factory, where she
was informed that she might wear
overalls as long as she wishes. No
doubt the minister imagined that he
was doing his duty, but there will be
many people In Sioux City who wilt
hold to a different opinion.
POLITICS PROMOTED DISLOYALTY
[Cedar Rapids Gassette.]
At every point In Iowa where the
spirit of disloyalty has been discovered
as a disease affecting the community,
the genesis of the disorder is traced to
the activities of party politicians. There
Is not an exception. Candidates and
campaign managers for forty years back
if they survive, should be brought in
and indioted along with those who
have been held for treason.
Especially in the "river cities" that
part of the population Whicto was be
lieved to hold the balance of power in
congressional and assembly districts
has been given to understand that it is
superior to the state, Independent of the
nation and entitled to follow its own
pleasure. They have been taught that
state laws did not apply to those who
objected to their provisions. Servile
demagogues have* betrayed the federal,
state and local governments to obtain
the votes of those to whom patriotism
was a word without meaning Who has
ever heard of any "element" at Dav
And after that they both hopped
downstairs, and as soon as Mrs. Mousle
heard them she brought In the bread
and honey and the hot muffins and
they all had breakfast. And after that
Billy Bunny asked her to go automo
billng with them.
So she put on her old gray bonnet
with a bit of ribbon on it, and tied the
strings under her chin, and put en her
black silk mitts and her gold locket
breastpin wtlh the picture of Mr.
"You don't mind if we Invito tha red
rooster to go along, too. do you?" asked alt^that.
HIS is Thomas A. Edison, who, although seventy years of age, is now working
hours a day for his country without pay or thought of reward.
He is setting his fellow Americana a splendid example of patriotism. His work is being
done secretly, but it is probably true that the nation is placing more reliance on Mr*
Edison than on any other single man except the President.
Mr. Edison is conceded to be the greatest inventor the world has ever known. The New
Edison, which the New York Globe calls "The Phonograph with a Soul," is Mr. Edisqn'f
favorite invention. It is the achievement in which he takes the greatest pride.
Do you believe that there is any other man in the world, or any group of men, who
could invent as good a phonograph as Mr. Edison's new phonograph? .-'A
Mr. Edison owns and controls Thomas A. Edison, Inc., which manufactures
The Phonograph With a Soul"
This wonderful new Instrument is btiilt by expert workmen under the direction of highly paid technic#
men in accmdsnce with laboratory standards established by Mr. Edison personally. Do yen benevs that
any —iMny factory ceold asks as good a phonograph as Mr. Edison's Laboratories maker
If yon like nmrtc—and who doesn't—yoa win sooner or later have a soond-reprodncing Instrument
In your home. It Is worth something to know which is the best.
Tfe D. G. Wilbur Store
enport except the "German" element—
composed tinmen of atl races arrayMj
against law and order—*nd the "saloon
element T" Davenport never claimed «n
American element, an Iowa element, a
God and -home element while a political
campaign was in progresa.
The German leaders, from Henry
Vollmer down, have not only allowed,
but they have enoouraged every man
standing In an attitude of defiance to
ward state laws, to rally under the
"German" banner, to sing ''Die Waoht
Am Rhine" in every dialect from Ham
merfest to Palermo, from the Caspian
»y WALT MASON
READY TO GO.
I've seen all things a man may see,
I've known all things a man may
know and when Death's summons
comes to me, I'll say, "All right," and
gladly go. But ere I climb the eunset
hf i, and leave this world of tears «nd
toll, I'd like to see old Kaiser Bill tried
In some cheaper grade of oil. laonff
years I vr lived and done my work as
best I could, with talents few a couch
beside the old gray kirk will eeem In
viting when I'm thru. But ere I paas
thru Jordan's chill, to roam in Eden's
groves afar, I'd like to see old Kalaer
Bill adorned with feathers and with
tar. I do not understand the men who
hang to life when life's a bore, woo
must be called and called again, te
fcre they'll start for t'other shore. I
do not understand the dread with
which men view a couch of clay it's
far more pleasant to be dead than
sticking round in people's way. I'll
gladly go when, loud and shrill, ring
out grim Azrael's commands but ftrst
C'd see old Kaiser Bill placed in the
Billy Bunny and His Friends
Well, the next morning when the
little raWbits woke up the sun was
shining brightly thru their bedroom
window and Mrs. Mousle was singing
a aong down in the kitchen below .as
she made hot muffins for breakfast.
And this Is what she sang
"Up stairs in my nice guest room are
Nice little rabbits in «ed.
As soon as I'm able I'll fix up the table
And give them some honey and
And then a hot muffin to keep them
And then they'll be bountifully fed."
And when Hilly Bunny heard her he
grew so hungry that he hurried faster
than he'd ever hurried befor*, and so
did the old gentleman rablilt, and be
buttoned his collar on backwards and
put his left shoe on his right foot and
tripped over his old wedding stovepipe
Billy Bunny, and then he told her how
the rooster had scared away the old
owl. And of course 'Mrs. Mousle didn't
care, so the rooster got in and sat on.
the back seat with Mrs. Mousle.
Well, after they had gone for maytoe
a mile, and maybe some more, they
came to a beautiful candy store,.where
the windows were full of peppermint
sticks of a brown sugar monkey did all
euivo ui wi
"Stop right here," said the red roos
ter "and I'll get out and touy a 4ag
of caiyly." And when be came back
he had four bags of candy. Just think
of that. In one bag was sugar-coated
carrots for Billy Bunny and another
bag was full of candied carrots for
Uncle Lucky .and In the bag he save
to Mrs. Mousle were two little choco
"What have you got in your bagt"
asked Uncle Lucky aa he made the
Luckymoblle jump over a dltcb and
run along thru a lovely green meadow
spread all over with buttercups.
"Sugared ^peanuts" answered the red
rooster. "I just love them. The last
time I went to the circus I ate forty
nine bags and a half and, drank |wen
ty-three glasses of pink lemonade and
a bushel of popcorn."
"Walt a minute,?' apld the tld gentle
man rabbit. "I've sot a stomach.ache
listening. (How did you do it!" And
in the next story I'll tell you what the
rooster said, that Is, if nothing happens
to, prevent it, for he certainly was a
wonderful rojwter to be able to eat
It you would
at the voices of the same artiste.
like to put the New Edison alongside of a talking
machine when this test is made we shall be glad to
send the New Edison to your home wMiout eny
obligation or expense on your part. If you ess
get t*1* talking machine dealer to do as much, then
you make the comparison at your leisure
and convenience in your own bom*
pea to The 14sard. Contempt of ma
jority rule was the theme of their
tivlties. Resistance to the common
wealth was their measure of support.
To all thts the candidates of both
parties have consented, and all of this
they have encouraged. Candidate* tor'
governor and United States senator
have make special speeches in Daven
port and other river cities—speech#*
they would not have dared to make In
Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown, Water
loo, Mason City, Fort Dodge, Dea
Moines, Oskaloosa, Red Oak or any
other city of the interior, Iowa has
been regularly sold out to the "river
cities" when candidates could betray
their staite to gain office.
W!ho will cater to this element nowl
What state candidate will especially
seek the Davenport Vote I The decline
of value in this element is as notable
as the fall in Russian rubles.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTOR*.
Sealed proposals will be received by
the city clerk of Marfchalltown, Iowa,
until 9 a» to. on the 20tb day of August,
1917, for the construction of sanitary
sewers in and
North Seventh avenue froan south
line of State street, south 197 feet the \.k
sewer to be eight inches in diameter.
Fremont street, from lamphole 1)2
feet east of manhole In North Eighth,
street, east 100 feet sewer to be eight
Inches In diameter.
Jerome street, from manhole In North
Seventh street, west 4to feet to lamp
hole the sewer to be eight inches In
West Main street, from lamphole 609
feet west otf west line of North Thir
teenth street, west 1,500 feet to lamp
hole the sewer to be eight Inches In
West Nevada street, from West 11ns
of South Ninth street west 780 feet to
lamphole the sewer to be eight inches
South Twelfth street, from south line
of West Boone street, south 440 feet
to lamphole the sewer to be eight
Inches In diameter.
South Seventh street, from sooth line
of Church street, south 288 tteet to
lamphole the sewer to (be eight Inches
South Ninth avenue, from manbote
at outlet sewer In South Ninth avenue,
south SOS feet to manhole In Turner
street the sewer to be fifteen Inches
Turner street .from manhole in South
Ninth avenue, east 1.SOO feet to lamp
hole th* sewer to be eight Inches in
Turner street, from manhole Hi
Ninth avenuet west 06 feet Co manhole
In aouth Seventh avenue the sewer
to be fifteen Inches In diameter.
South Seventh avenue^ from manhole
In Turner street, soath SOS feet to man
bole in May street the sewer to be flf
teen Inches In diameter.
May street, from manhole In Sooth
Seventh avenue, west MW fe^t to
manhole in South Third awenua the
sewer to be fifteen inches la diameter.
May street, from manhole In South'
Seventh avenue, east SM feet to lamp
hole the sewer to be eight IneheS In
South Fifth avenue, from manhole 1a
May street, south 440 feet to manhole
1% Anson street the sewer to be -tan
Ukches In diameter.
Anson street, from manMls In 0oath«H
Fifth avenue, west 7SS fast to lamp
hole the sewer to be eight lnehes in
South Ninth avenue^ froonnanhnTe In
Turner street, south 1,1* feet to man
hole In Anson street the sewer to be
eight Inches in diameter.
Anson street, from manhole in South
Ninth avenue, east *7$ feet to lamp*
hole the sewer to be eight inches .la
the city of Marshall-
town, Iowa, the extent of the work,
kinds of material and method of con
struction to be as shown by the fctlans
and specifications now on die in the
office of the city clerk, which are by
reference made a part hereof, and as
provided by a resolution of necessity
passed by the city council on the 27th
day of July, 1917, which is by refer
ence made a part hereof said sewers to .
be built of vitrified sewer pipe and
cast Iron pipe and to be located as
Jaokson Street, from manhole
South Ninth avenue, east MS feet
manhole lh JBleventh avenue the sewer
to be eight Inches In diameter.
West Nevada street) from east Una-'
of South Ninth street east 210 feet
lamphole the sewer to be eight inches
The work to be constructed in ac
cordance with the plans and specifics
tlons albove referred to, and shall be ..
commenced on or before the 1st day ef
September, WIT ,and fully completed 1
on or before the list day of December.
1917. Payment for said work to be
made after Its completion and accep
tance by the city coancil, by special
assessment certificates, or bonds Issued
In anticipation of a fund to be created
by a special assessment to be levied
against the property benefited by said
sewer, all as provided by law and said
resolution of necessity, or If said eer
tlOcates or bonds are insufficient to ..
pay the cost of ssld sewer, payment
may be made by bonds or warrants,
drawing 6 per cent annual inUreit/
drawn against such funds of the city of,
Marshalltown as may by law be used
Dor such purpose. The contractor shall ..
look exclusively to the funds stated
In the contract for the payment of said
Improvement, and the city of Marshall
town will not render Itself pecuniarily
liable, and will not Incur any indebted
ness therefor. jj.
All proposals must be made:. on
blanks to toe furnished by the. ,clty
clerk, and each bid shall be accom-j*
panied by a .certified check In the sum
of $400 drawn on some responsible
bank in the city of Marshalltown,
Iowa, in a separate envelope and maae
payable to the
8 and 9,,
treasurer as se
curity that the bidder wHl, In case
Is the best bid submitted, end contract
Is awarded to him, enter into contract
for the doing of the work and give
bond within ten days In the sum of
per cent of hid contract price condi
tioned upon the proper carrying out or
the work and the faithful performance
of the contract, and the contract ana
bond shall contain a condition requir
ing the contractor and his bondsman to
keep said improvement in
period of one year from and after th
completion and acceptance thereot.
Certified checks will be returned to un
successful bidders, and to successful
bidders when they have signed a con^
tract and given bond as required
the successful bidder shall
enter into contract artd glVe bjjntf
required the certified cneck
with his proposal may. be retained oy,
the cltv council at their option as
agreed and liquidated damages.
right is reserved to reject any and all,
proposals, and proposals received •wM
be acted upon at a meeting of the
city council, to be held at 9
m, on the 20th day of August, 1917. ,or.
at, an adjourned meeting 5
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