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THE WILLIArtS NEWS A SAD ACCIDENT. One of the saddest accidents that has occurred in this vicinity for many a day was the drowning, yes terday afternoon, at the dam of the Saginaw and Manistee Lumber Co., of Ferdie, the 10-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Nellis, of this city. For some time past it has been known that numerous large and small boys of the town were fre quenters of this reservoir as a bath ing place, yet none dreamed that the accident of yesterday was so near at hand. During the afternoon, a party of small boys wandered over the hills to the dam, and after playing around for a while they decided to go in swimming. Among them was young Ferdie. In the water, not far from the bank, is the stump of a tree, and this, the boys made use of as a diving board. Ferdie had climbed upon the stump and was talking to his playmates on the bank, when, in some manner, he overbalanced and fell backward in to the water. His efforts to save himself only put him further from the bank, and after battling for some time in the cold water his strength gave out and he sank, to rise no more. The alarm was im mediately given at the pump house and Engineer Bob Stratton hasten ed to the scene of the accident. He immediately plunged into the water, not taking time to remove his clothing, and was taken with cramps, barely being able to regain the bank alone. As soon as he bad recovered he hastened into town to tell the sad news. The word spread like wild-fire and large numbers of people hastened to the scene to render what assistance they might. Grappling hooks were placed in use, trying to locate the body, and at least three-quarters of an hour were spent in a futile at tempt to ascertain its whereabouts. About this time a young man named Bernard Deeds, who is em ployed in the brick ki 1 n north of town, appeared upon the scene, and after learning, as nearly as he could, the supposed location of the body, di vested himself of all unnecessary clothing and attempted to recover the body by diving into the muddy water. Five times the young man came to the surface empty-handed, but he was not to be discouraged and entering the water again he suc ceeded in finding the object of his search. ' The water at this point is about twelve feet deep. Will ing hands aided the young man to make a landing and medical at tention was at hand, ready to do all in the power of man in cases of this kind. All known remedies were tried, and for over an hour Dr. A. G. Rounseville worked faith fully to restore life, but without avail. As nearly as could be ascertained the drowning occurred at about 4:30 p. m., and it was not until 6 o'clock that the body was recovered, it thus having been in the water for fully an hour and a half. After all was done that could be to restore the little fellow to life, the body was removed to the home of the parents in this city and Undertaker Button called to take charge of the remains. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at the Methodist church, at 10 o'clock, Rev. Geyer officiating. The News, together with the many friends of the bereaved par ents, deeply sympathizes with them in their sad affliction and extends to them our sincerest condolences. Council Proceedings. A regular meeting of the common council of the town of Williams was held in the town hall, Tuesday evening, August 6, at 8 o'clock. Present, F. R. Nellis, Jos. Johnston, B. F. Sweetwood, Geo. Wharton and the maj'or. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The first business in order was the reading of a proposed ordinance, (an ordinance to regulate bawdy houses and other disorderly houses, and to punish the inmates thereof for a violation of this ordinance.) On motion of Mr. Johnston, second ed by Mr. Wharton, the ordinance was adopted as read, to be known as ordinance No. 11. On motion of Mr. Johnston, sec onded by Mr. Nellis, the matter of drug store license tax was deferred to be presented to the council in a proper form. Application for building permit of Hannah Laub was next submit ted, and same was granted, for main buildings only, on motion of Mr. Johnston, seconded by Mr. Nellis. Application for building permit of Mr. T. E. Pollock was al so submitted and granted on motion of Mr. Nellis, seconded by Mr. Sweetwood. An ordinance to define the width and material of sidewalks within the corporate limits of the town of Williams, and levying a tax for the construction thereof. Proposed ordinance was then read and discussed, and finally re ferred to committee on streets and sidewalks, on motion of Mr. John ston, seconded by Mr. Wharton. An ordinance to prohibit minors loitering on the streets after a cer tain hour without permission, and to punish a violation of this ordi nance. Proposed ordinance was also re ferred to committee on streets and sidewalks, on motion of the same gentlemen. On motion of Mr. Wharton, sec onded by Mr. Johnston, 9 p. m.was adopted as the proper time, and sixteen years the proper age limit to be specified in ordinance No. 12. An amended form of proposed ordinance, (an amendment to pro hibit minors loitering on the streets after a certain hour without per mission and to punish violation of this ordinance,) was read and adopted on motion of Mr. Johnston, seconded by Mr. Sweetwood, to be known as ordinance No. 12. Bill of Geo. U. Young against the town of Williams was next submit ted, and wasallowed, and on motion ordered paid. Bill of Williams Hardware and Stationery Company, against the town of William was allowed, and on motion was ordered paid. On motion of Mr. Nellis, seconded by Mr. Wharton, bond of Jas. Kennedy was approved and accept ed with C. E. Boyce and M. Salz man as sureties. On motion of Mr. Wharton, seconded by Mr. Johnston, the bond of Wm. R. Poole was ap proved and accepted with Jake Caufman and M. Salzman as sure ities, and placed on file with the mayor. Next item of business was the reading of a resolution offered by Mr. Johnston, as follows: " Resolved, by the mayor and the common council of the town of Williams, That no person shall be allowed to address the council on any matter unless permission be granted by majority vote of the council." The above resolution was adopted on motion "of Mr. Nellis, seconded by Mr. Wharton. WhereujKm the meeting was ad journed on motion of Mr. Johnston, seconded by Mr. Wharton, to meet on Tuesday, Aug. 13, A. D. 1901, at 8 p. m. 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