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STATE JOUENAL, TUESDAY EVENING. JA.XUAUV 12. 15S1M
CIHI)i:Li.3"E VETOED. riayo? Ila-Ks.on Disapproves the Hew Tde.ry Ordinance. JlOiHES OXE IS TO BE FE1UED. rite Slayer i::.rt lteKentttt of Ml lsiiictiau c t the 1'olice and fire leje rliiaente, Other blatters. .kyi,r T. W. Harrison presided over hi second t-wf r.cil meeting last night. The mayor deaiou-strated hU activity as an executive odlcer by three menage to the cot. v. i.' j I. Tit fir.-.t and probably tie most Im portant, was Tlit veto of the salary ordi uuiiCe that was .vassed at the last meeting, ''.'her-; were n-t enough members pres ent t,j pass the i alary ordinance over the inay-.rV veto, eveu hvl there been a de fclre to do fro. C jiicilman Troatuaaa was iit pre-ent. "The mayor lad the bulge ou us," one of the couuoiim :i t.iid a reporter after the iae.-tir.jj. "I ..-or. f e that he gave us the harpoon of justice from his stand poiat in great ihape. We could u"t do aijythir.g abuir it and i made up my jiiht-4 I could take my medicine if the tfsi eoidd.'" Even Council nan Earnest who has the reputation of having strong iullueiiee with tii-.; other t.H:-ir.beis, admitted that he eoull not locth -dr. Harrison with a ten-foot p -he. Jiaj-af iiariiin'9 Vetn. The i-to i!i.ft age of '.Mayor Harrison's was as follows: M.irut.fl a-u iA ;lif ('uitcili "t ve-y much regret that among' my lira: uliieiai act at- mayor ft.houId he that of (XH&i proving the t:ctioti of the council. The- veto pow-r should he a-Uoiu Used, ami only hi the exercise uf the moft con scientious ohicial duty. But 1 cannot give my n-sent 'o the ordinance passed ly the couueii of December ft;, ltbid, fix lug the s dirks of the city ot'Jcers and emplovcs, nor to the motion which was ii.i-.ed in n pre aratku. The history of that measure, .ts I a iu informed, and which ii cow i o secret, is that some of the euunciliie-i), whose nams I forbear to give, quietly ea'ded a secret session uf uiti-t iii 0 ml ers ;' toe council, froiu w hieh the other toeruii jrs. t ue city clerk and ail other persons wete irtodiotisly excluded, doors v-'i'f; close i, a presiding oilicer and seeietaty wen- tlected, the provisions uf this o. dh:an;"- adopted, the secre tary instructed to report it to tho coi Eicii aud a sol emu pledge uf secrecy taken uhh the- upiitied right baud U trtantt c the- decision of a majority Vote uf tost meeting. Wi tiiaay of its roost iiapoihtiit provisions these inembeis were dtv .del. fur to live. Ou. tiual ote hi the colHieil it received the Bupcort of the eatiie nice, vhUh shows that the honest toi.victious vf ime of them were ovei'c Ctae by the piedg ia that secret iutettriJ-. -PeiDiit uie to suggest, and I do it in art kiod-iess, taat th. is not the proper v, ay to transact p'tt-lic busiues of this Barred d-r.t. ainl grips and passes aud iroL-diJ p.le-.. yes, aud s-:ret icieet- ng-s in out of ay places may he nil riitl.t la the Bocial loOfe rooms, hut they have tio price in the ie.siisiative business vf hie city count ih The hnmllet per son ia the city h s the utidcniahle rtjrht ,o kiiow at all times what the city cutm c 1 1 is dotiiiT aul to ask for or protest ft)falut any cent jni piated action if he so iesires. And w ii 1 shall have the hon or to preside as t-hief executive ohicer of this city, the ret pie are cordially invi'ed and will be heardiy welcome to attend and listen to the deliberations of this ionoratie body. 'hi or are the 3 provisions of this ordi nance flee i'ro-Ti objection. It is based upon the theory of ,ivin lare salaries to a few ot;;cei., taereby imijoverishing the city f units arid levin that much less to pay eoix-'iioa laborers for city ori. It tenJs to make the few opu tetit aud to im;o,'erisn the many. That dieory woulil lead to a;i array of oiheers with no privatis to work under them, and hea.-e notUii. for the oliicers to do but draw their suita-ies. it is far better for the city that as many as possible of trie Saborinic peooh; saoold be kept em ployed, even i; we have to g-et alori; with lO'jderateh' paid othciais, rather than that tfi- oliicers should be per mitted to absj.ro the bulk of the city funds and the laiwrers te left to go with out wor:-;. The idty funds' ara limited by law. We muti not cliow any goatiujr debt for city exper-ff's. it is far better to dis tribute the money by the. employment of many who depend upon manual labor for the support cf their families than to allow it to oe drt.wn by a few whose tal ents and experience may coni marid for iheir valuable ser vices mora than the city can afford to pay. There is no use of fceing sentimental upjti this subject. The cold faces c-onlrojt us. We are sworn oiheers whose dt ty it i.s to look after the test interests of die city and the welfare of ad its people, it is not a question of how mitch a mat. services may be worth to tuns. -if or other parties, nor how much his knowledge or experience may have cot-t hiiu. b it how much the eitv can Etf..'-d to pay and net that service which the public i uteres' s require. This ordinance is drif h, back towards the sam-5 okl rut which for years created a floating debt and gave to the citv's em ploye lut 15 i-ei.is on the dollar "for the script they reeeh ed and were able to sell, whi.e the pror't-i from that sliave went into the pockets jf niouey-H-aders, to the detrinient i.nd loss uf the citv and those who labored for it. The olhcets, no douot, are sjltdtous for their personal latere;, ts aud can readily reach tbe tati of the council men, while th-s hundreds of cum iiion i&torers wl o are entitled to consid eration and emp oymeut by the citv have only to tvai: and .ivept whatever pittance EC ay be left over for thertt. I bey tostts gest that before so important an urdl uance as tins e he uld be secretly or hasti ly rushed throuthi to beooiiie a law. a careful, butdut ss like estimate- shotdd be made of how ait ny laborers should be jktiven empioyinc tit duriuj? th- yvar. how much uuikd be ttc-ess -sry for ruunin each department -' the city service, and theu let the sa at iet of otticlala be iu tiueneed by th-3 lends that could be used for ftuch purr as and the services they are rec.pt Ered to render, rather than to tirst arb; trarily us the salaries to be paid tc-i tutai 4'un9 :h? number of laborers ..0 be en. ph-yed. ly the amount of avail able fund that r. lay Le hft over. "This ore; is'ia na. e would absorb in fixed salaries ab jut ;f.'.o buy for the year. The Ooiice and coo L: iisioner-s of elections Isp-irtaietits will require f 15fwy to 000 more. The xpottdit ir -s fee Irid-ys, builuiu "epaiis, ni.ath'i:(ry.api araT'is, vapor li.,'2. ts, e:c, uc-t tthr'Atse in cJudcd, m! based on an n er,;e tor t!i past three' years, -.-dd r -i are ;dM.'00. For labi. r cpon the strc-t t force t: keep the streets In pai-stdde ori-w, tateu on au average fur the -e-t t.:-rt-e yei.r. will re cpiire iitbo.i'ut), wat.-i the a.-aiianl-s reve nues frota all ft.nds for toe yetr IShl that can be used for th-e porpct es will proi.Kibly rut exce.-d tf-HO.OiiO. And as some of the rail. o id c'oriip.icies propose not to pay t! elr ta:-e-e this year, but will ' content thtni ii; the courts. s;,(it)o or .f Ky't expected fiotri that source may not ae avail ib.e this year. This woalu si'iow a 1 e-ibsa ted ceiicit for the year of some -o,i-oo, ami to tike all that away from lal orers oa the street force woui I be 1 01 only an injuctlce to the laborers, but le ive t! e -treets in an impassible and i.tf u iTcrous conditt n. In matters of detail 11 1 my ol j ictions might be notice I, but tae fore.ip.icg is sufttcient to Indicate the 1 eessity ot ijolR.f over this matter airain witi; p-rettt. ue.i iberation and care, and hence I ret tun sidd ordi nance wi-.bout my approval, and will be pleased to onfer a asjy ti:ne with the members of the council in eoni'Tuttee or council rep iin 1, methods that would keep the expenses of the city within its in coin eh' A 'Ne vV Ore iniinc e. Mr. EtiSiae-er said at ti e conclusion of the- readi.ijr: "It seem- to ije Mr. Mi.y, r, that an other salary ordinutice is necessary and I move that the ways and means commit tee be instructed to prepare one." .Mr. sltevens said: "1 wotdd like to see the other members Invit-d to i;uet with the ways aud means co inuiltee, so tbat we could ad conh-r together." Mr. ilohiian sop'O'e-eed ;t ,bn k jil re porter should also i.-e '.;ii"a-d. .Mayor Harrison said: "I'he JvUKSAi, reporter seems to 1 o p-re.-ent at ail coun cil meet iii.e'S." Tii Is provoked a smile and was under stood 10 refer to se .-rs t as v. ell as public meetings ot' the ot.ncilii.et.. Mayor li.trrison ulsi vetoed the re.solu tion di.-pen-inp witlt the services of Al bert Iiarti.es, of the sanitary force, and License ("odeetor J -Am cones. Another resolution, and one a-( citable to the mayor, was presented by- Mr. rv evens, reinstating Barton ami t n a -f err to . Clar ies 'anderpocfl f "o:a tho 11 :c;js-; to the sanitary department, kiorea-h;g thi latter force by two rat n. but d-.-pt-ns-iotf with the servi-.-es of Junes. Tae rosoi utioa Wits ado pt e-1. In vetoiujr the res-jlrrhou the mayor said: "1 nave conskb-r-'d the resolution adopted by the council on December '-, IH'JS, seekicrf- to disp-m-e with t.ie ser vices o-f Hanitar' Pollc-.-jitn A. Barton and Dog- 'lux Co lie-: tor Cchii Jones, after January 1, btsh-t. ana here-w th ivtt.rn tie same without my appr-...nd. "What I have said with regard to the secret session of members .. f th- toum-il on the ordinance tlx Lie the salaries of city oliicers atid employe, applies also to this resolution, I think that the people of the city are fairly entibed to the hon est judgment ami consoaect ons action of the members of the i-gjin Ih and th.at it is better that the same be t- p-1 essed ia opit-n council rather th mi in secret session. I am informed by the ciy physieU.u that A. Barton is one id the ui-j-t etti teal offi cials that the city has vi h.id in that special department, ai..d thut the preva lence of eot..t.ai-io-is diseases is such as to demand an Increase in the sanitary force rather than any abrid re men t. !5e cause of these facts the cry physician for the past two months has been obliged to do the; duty of thiee men. and with all this vigilance tie spread of Mjeh dis eases has become alarmit..e, and were it not for the fact that they have leen of the mildest type and "lie zealous cooperation of the oil er physicians in the city has been picer, the mortality would have been irtost de plorable. Life and health fcre too sacred ami important to be -ib:ccte.l to the slightest i:e.pleet and I earnestly sue-crest that in thes--- matters the cry physician who is efficient and competent, should be fully consuLed before any nasty action is taken. Kespeotfidiy snbr ilite 1, T. W. ll.vnr.pt';.-. Mayor. Mayor Harrison then re ..id tic report of his trip, of inspection to ;- 11 of the city department- and his et.ati. 'nation of city pri'perty. It was- gvneruiiy 'h-iuaht that the mayor would .'.ua-ke so ne st; rtlinfr statemeitts. but with the except-on of what he said repar.ilo .a: the city prison, the statetat: lit w is matter of fa;t and confined purely to plain I usinesi pro positions. WHAT THE JIAVOK ItECOMMESD tii Sugg-est ioiit in Itc-Erar.l to Police nn-1 t"ivi liejjiirt ai-n ts. The mayor has dnrittg the )..-ast week been, making a thorough inspection of the city departments. In bis report to the council last night Le sai 1: 'Gentle ''sse-i of the council: During the past week I 1 ave, made ti carefal and thuroityh examin.dion of the city build ing's and city property, ami ,,t is far: rig-lit and fair to you and the city that 1 should submit some com m tin icat u n ui rejfard theretci. .1 reque-tel the head of each department to futni-h an accurate Inven tory of all city pr f exty ia his cuarg-e, frivhte- his j ; id em em? as to its condition and utility. Must, e-f them have cheer fully complied and exprsed a ready willingness to co-operate -Addi any sup--pestions that may te rt-.a-ie. In the per formance of my official duties I f-La!i te free to commend and compliment where It is deserved, and e-nial;y f; ee to criti cise and censure what appears; to be wrung. C'iiy Prison and Police Station, "The pem-nd condition and scriomid ki c s of tliis buihllne- ate a disc-race to the city, its ianitarv conditiort is roost de-ploi-able. Ihe busemeut Is iti hi rrible condition. J rippinr wutt r, sterache-i from water closets, foci uir, ver:idt and tilth make It an unlit place for the ccntine ment of any harian l.ei:t-, Leccuse a person is h criminal or .u:ps ted of beinar a criminal is no rea-on wi y he si-'i.tM Le contiiied in unhealthy ptjaru-rs. The con ilnement of itsell tiiay teti 1 to lmpa;r health, and when a-soeiao-d with ft-iii air and general, tilth Its eifec t lau-t be appar ent. Huch punishsi.-ent b- :iut v-'h it the law contemplate fcr t ritn ' m. Is. A .id un less thes? ci-nuttions are -p ediiy reme died 1 t-hail personally s;f.es-h.tend its complete renov:t:k-u fror.i lu-tatiut to irarret. Th- eki furnace. wLich ee "is to I e useless and rotthp- w here it s'.nids-, should be moved out an-1 sold for what it v. LI brinp-. The plumbing- i-boiihi !e care fully ins-pected a- d ail leak,-ire aid drip ping stopped, The bull pea, which has been so m oa h discussed, w a bs-rbarous and -useb.-ss ippet. da e-e a a i ro lit place for the coiiil Heme at of t.n y per--.. in, 1 urnari or inhuman, W father the .oliet-aatxior-ities had tat rhh; to rittt)V; :t Is iti ta- tireiy different question. It bad not been used for years, and there was probabiy no necessity for removing it arbitrarily without, trie assent of the mayor end council. The rock pile is In .1 low, wooden buiidiijT which is rotting down and nee Is reconstructing end raising' to a level with the sidewalk. It was never intended for the diversion of persons not criminals. The city prison is no place for any persons not criminal, l'er .sons not charged with any criminal offense should not be confined or harbor ed there. Accommodations should be provided for them entirely away from criminal classes and criminal associa tions. For convicted criminals to work 0:1 the rock-pile within a building or suit able inelosure is far preferable and more salutary than a public exhibition of their disgrace ou the streets or other public places. Just across the alley, and in marked and startling contrast with the condition of the city prison, is the county jail, where the sanitary conditions cm .1 healthy surroundings seem to be well nijrh perfect, where everything is scrub bed and scoured and washed from top to bottom twice each week, and where no offensive or disgusting- odors shock the sense of visitors or endanger the health of the occupants." fire Department. "This department lias four stations. The officers and men are alert, vigilant and effective, and have and practice the true theory of a good lire department, that prevention is better than cure, and that the first five ininute-. at the-beginning of a lire are better than tho last hour. They have commendable pride in their profession', and it is a skilled pro fession, far more dangerous and exacting and equally as honorable as many other callings which are known by that dis tinction. Station No. 1, in North Topeka, is a good two-story brick building. Six men and one substitute are stationed there, with hose cart, chemical engine, four horses and one old horse as an extra. The sanitary condition of toe building is extremely bad, owing largely to no sew erage in that part of the city. The drippings of the horses have Saturated the floor aud basement until it is little or no better than an open cess pooh The wider from, the bath room is thrown out of a second story window upon a vacant lot. All this should be remedied as soon as It can possibly be done. The basement floor should be thoroughly disinfected and then properly cu ered with a good floor of concrete and cement. An outdoor cesspool should be prot ided until sewerag-e can be had. A water closet should be put in the bath room for the convenience of the men and properly connected with the cess pool; a new main floor should be laid similar to that In station No. f, with the addition of a screened catch basin direct ly under each horse, properly connected with the drainage. Station No. is the headquarters, iti rear of the city build ing. The rire marshal, assistant fire marshal, nine men aud one substitute are here, with hose wagon, chemical engine, steam engine, hose carriage, live horses and two extra horses. The bulldiug and room are whol ly inadequate and not appropriate for the headquarters fire station, and it is ditlieult to see how the de partment can adapt itself to such quar ters and do the effective service which it performs. 'The ventilation is very bad and the sanitary condition is still worse. Noxious) fumes from the horses' stalls constantly permeate the etitire station, including the sleeping apartments of the men. The department and service have en tirely outgrown tnia station. It is only tifty feet square on the alley end of the lots, with inadequate room, no yard, in sufficient light and air, and no oppor tunity to improve these defects in iti present location. As soon as it can pos sibly be done, this station bhould be re moved to suitable ground of its own and a building erected that would lurnish adequate room and comport with the growth, needs and d leaky of this r -gre-sive city. Station Number three, at '612 Jefferson street, is a two story brick building, and having been re cently repaired, is in better condition than either of the other two mentioned. Here are stationed nine men and one substitute, with ho.scj reel, hook and bal der truck, and four horses. The truck and ladders are not such as the depart ment should have. They are antiquated and might be ample for a small town with low buildings, but fires are liable to occur hi our city where they would be entirely inadequate, and in which their use might result in dire disaster. As soon as it can be done, new ladders and a new truck should be procured, which would add greatly to the efficiency of our lire department. 'Station No. Four, at 813 Clay street, is the new frame building recently con structed. Here are three men and one fcubstitute, with hose wagon and two horses. "I find at some of the stations! the force of men is so short that when called out to a tire no one belonging to the lire ser vice is left in charge of the station, but. outside piersons not in the employ of the lire service are permitted to room and sleep there in order to leave some one to care for the property during the absence of the firemen. I "think that ia wrong-, and that no person not employed ia the department should be permitted to room, lodge or stay around the lire sta tion. Enough substitutes or second class firemen ought to be kept so that some one In the employ of the department and responsible to the city would at all times be in charge of the property and station. "1 find that from two to five tons of loose prairie hay is kept stored in the second story of each of the stations ex cept No. 1. This Is au exceedingly dan gerous thing, as Is attested by the char red walls inside the hay room at station No. 2, just ia the rear of the city build ing. No such an invitation for a disas trous fire would be tolerated in any other business building in the city. Certain ly the city ought to follow the example which it requires from all its business citizens. This should be prac tically remedied by the use of baled hay aud keeping it stored some distance away, and have small quantities delivered daily or every second day at each station. The additional expense would be quite hieon sideral le when compared w ith the dif ference of risk from lire and cost of iu surauee. , "Permit me to suggest, sul ject of course t3 correction whenever in error, and with sill due rtspsect for the otficers and men of this valuable department, that with the cramped condition of the city tinances It might Le better for the men themselves, for the hors.es and for the service gen erally, if less money should be expended for salaries and more used for the health, comfort and protection of the men and horses, More men could be employed, i 4 t4 & Z f " m '1 L sas i. , j, J 1 jpor JAxcellence of Workmanship, Superiority of Design, Great Sim- ' plicityf Easy .Manipulation, Durability, Speed, J. un folding Ability,, and all the essentials of a first-cias:. cWritinp; machine, is absolutely Linrivcll .'XTrtanirnously adopted as tbe Official Writing-Machine of the World's Columbian Exposition. Uriannrtr iy ?i"-te'I, r. f ! "r .-. r investigati'.p, in M 1 . 1 v Newspaper Ihiblibhors'A5-- 1 tie 0r machines sclJ to ita i.c ..b. r s tc it SEND FOR AN ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE. WYCKOFF,". SEAMANS & BENEDICT, mi BROADWAY, NEW YORK. KANSAS CITY BRANCH, 105 "WEST 9TII ST. , r,r. . . .-., .. . more substitutes and second- class tiremeu could be kept in the service so that more absence could be allowed to the regular men as a" relief from that constant strain which is so wearing, and must result eventually in, breaking them down or de-troyiug some of their faculties. More horses should be kept, so that each horse in turn might have an occasional day off duty to stretch or roll in some lot or pasture, for the best service and wear cannot be had from an animal kept constantly under the drain of au expected alarm. 'I find from the lire marshal's report that twelve hundred feet of new lease must be soon procured, and that It-'o new poles must soon be set for the telegraph service of the department. I would sag gest that wherever it can be done, and especially In laying new floors, that a screened catch basin be put in each stall iu such a way and connected with the sewer so as to carry off at once all slops and prevent the stable odor which can hardly be avoided in any other way. "Nearly all the city buildings and their yards and fences, where they have any. show a want of care not at ail in keeping with the good name of our city. All yards belonging with city buildings should be inclosed with suitable- fences, and all city buildings should be kept in good repair and well painted in some suitable and uniform color for their preservation, and so that they might be readily recognized as city property. "1 make these suggestions well know ing that it is impossible to carry them all ;nto effect with the present condition of the city's finances, but in order that the council may be apprised of the facts, and with the ardent hope that some of them may at least crystalize Into definite action at the earliest possible moment, "I would also suggest that the atten tion of the electric street railway com pany be at once called to the Imperative necessity of providing the entrance to their cars with suitable gates to be kept closed on the side next to a double track, and especially where there are center poles in the street. Some accidents have already occurred by persons striking against the poles when getting oft the cars, and the lives and limbs of the peo ple are of far greater importance than t he expense of procuring and using these gates. I have no doubt but what, a mere request from the council that tills be done would receive the hearty co-operation of the company iu this matter. "There are many other things to which I would like to call your attention, but this communication is already so long that I shall leave them until some subse quent meeting of tiie council." V e always eaivv a full line of Fresh aim .salt Meats (;f every descrip tion. COoeu hei :vef.ei g-ociia:a tUi I'laiil'lK'i resh Fish every dav. Came 'a r--...n. 1 ( I "' 1'iesti Vegetable!, of all kinds eer . (ur.i..a. f Oil V"A - - ' " - - .1. ; 1. ' r , , in! SI, !r s. 1 1 - . A ss l S I AM St ! ( I i ' es ' . . C ;mt M 1 1 , 1 1 ( . j , . euiUaune i. FLKTHEK PROCEEDINGS. nciai Affairs of the City TIk-d aud Suggestion Made. When the time for the allow-ance of monthly bills came Mr. Harrison asked that the committee on claims and ac counts would examine the bills more carefully. He said that the monthly bills consumed a large part of the city's revenue and they should be audited with the same care as in private business. P. G. Noel, who was appointed to be the city's tinancial agent two weeks ago, notified the council that he would accept and hoped he would handle the office In a way satisfactory to the council and all the citizens. The committee on sewers and water works, through Mr. Karnest, the? chair man, recommended that a tank to hold, twenty barrels and a hose twelve inches in diameter should be bought to flush the sewers with, provided it could be done at a cost not to exceed ?"250. This was a request of City Engineer Kingman for some such relief. It was referred to the finance committee. CiThe streets aud walks committee, . by Mr. Troutman, the chairman, reported favorably on the resolution to opeu Bran ner street, from Fourth to Sixth streets, and ordered the necessary steps taken to accomplish It. The report was adopted. The way s and means committee, to whom was referred the whole police matter, at the last meeting, submitted a report last night recommending that court proceedings be commenced imme diately to determine the rights of the po lice board. After a long- series of "find ings," Mr. Fellow report a chairman saj s: 'We therefore recommend to the mayor and council that proper proceed ings be at or.ee Instituted to determine the lights of the police commissioners to remove or destroy city property, aud to require them at once to restore said iron ceil to its former condition. That said police commissioners be required at once to restore the working out of hues on the rock-pile as provided"by law and the city ordinances. That said eoui uiissioners be required and in structed not to turn any persons looser or set them at large until their hues and costs have been fully paid or worked call as provided by law. That the police judge be required to report the eases heard and tried by him and pay over to the vi treasurer all lities and money - ! -.v i by him which belong to the ei. every -1 hours as required by law. That the po lice commissioners be instri.c led t c no halls or disburse any city money in any manner, without the approval oi the mavor and council." The report was adopted without dec u sion. The report of Dr. Ilibben, the city physician, showed there had been lilty seven deaths in Topeka during tue month, classified as follows: Accident, 1; grippe, tl; stabbed. 1: old age, 2: apoplexy, 1; cold, 1: croup,!: pneumonia, B; diphtheria, 5; spinal af tliction,4: congestion of brain,',': pleurisy. 2; cancer, 3; consumption, -, and one death each from insanity, constipation, cyanosis, bronchitis, abscess of the brain, alcoholism, pneumonia, stomach trouble, peritonitis, malaria, heart failure, frozen to death, paralysis, drops-. The monthly bills allowed amount, d to :?.-, 0!JS. 10. This includes the poih e fcJ-eu payroll of $l,4h reject' 1 at 'h la', meeting. The salaries of the other employes were paid up to the ih.'iid. An ordinance was passed giving the superintendent of the electric llorht de partment the additional title and duty of city electrician, as foreshadowed iu the Jo: i NAI, 1 uree claims were rejected. I icy were nil for damages. M rs. E, I lb- p stead,f 10,063; Thomas Peat, $Ln, an 1 William IL Lowe, $2,500. An ordinance by Mr. Fulton t r'' ve.ut chickens from running at 1 o during-the winter was refer re 1 1 tue license oumra issioner. The monthly report of the city attorney showed 3') cases pending again -t l..-- 1 t , in the courts as follows: Dh-trh t o tut, 15; circuit court, 5; Douglas county court, 1; supreme court, y. The police judge collected $212 from 94 culprits in Decern tier. The sewer sixteen case, after deing dis cussed, was referred to the ways a:d means committee. 3 NAP C HO T.j AT 1 Coffee was served yesterday. ih . - . ' is pa 1 -. ! .iti I 1' ' i H 1 lered yesterday by .S It is" - .1 1 til i' Dl 1 -1a! t a J r.v ..1- 1 . .1 ' Several mem bcr-- c amende 1 t he 1 i . .1 hist even i n -jr. '1 :.e , . d h , e i . , isn't a siirn t f u on t! hca p-, of cm' let s. '1 I.- V, b-ap 1 e c t ts tc i h JIUC of Ml-. I'. m r . r t 1 . o y (- silt, i'.,. i 'in and cut 1 ' Uie 1 Tie r" was a tai-a among the yoiUia me ha V 1- t Jo' ne t i 1. 1 . lie - ( - gh V 1 I 'ed ' i i I .1 r - 1 d th. e v , , , 1 the ti ..in 1 e 1 ' ; ' 1 I. He i .ft i r y To many people who have the tah.fs of tscrof ula in their blood. The atroui" caused by the dreadful runnings. r - rti 1 other manifestations of this ;.- ...' beyond description. There is no othT remedy equal to Hood's Sarsai aril la lor s-crofuia, salt rheum and evev 1 .am i blood disease-. It is reasonably sure to bene tit all who give it a fair trial. Hood's Pills cure ail liver libs. Try Furman's fhi Warranted K.iu'v Try the Topeka Steam Laut. try. 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