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f J. y a W . b ' - i , V .1 1 t i f 'in .312.." , j . J 4 t 14 hi irVr- (lie . , c s i e i . k a - s a a . - I II Ml I Abilene's $100,000 of New Paving Settled . ' ' . ' ' ': . , i Brick; With Asphalt Filler Third street from ,' "ey west of 'Cedar west to Pine treet. Asphaltic Concrete. ' Buipkeye from North Fourth north, to city limiu. ' . East Sixth from Buckeye east to Olive. North Olive i from Sixth north to Eleventh. , . First street from Buckeye to Oplena. Vine from Elrst north to Third, Third north 'to Fifth. -,' , ": Approximate Cost. Third, brick, $22,188. 'Buckeye. Sixth, Olive, First Vine, asphaltic concrete, $57, 652. Curb and gutter, excava tion, headers, catch basins, 19,064. Total cost paving $98,904. From Monday Pally, 1 The city commissioners started something this morning when after an executive session' lasting from 7:30 to 9 o'clock, they met in open session and quickly ordered ' a con tract for ' paving the entire list of streets specified except Sixth from Buckeye to Mulberry which was left open. . The entire contract was let to the Kaw Paving Co. whose bid ' was about $1000 higher than the .. Ramsey Contracting Co. on the same taateriaL All the streets were order ed caved with asphaltic concrete,; a smooth pavement sim.ilar. .to that in X Third street from the 'alley west of Cedar to rine wnica. a paved with brlcl'wlth asphalt filler. Commiesioner Matteson was a strong advocate of brick. Mayor Nichols who lives on Buckeye would not stand for brick on that street. Com missioner Forney was , for smooth paving. A compromise was made and Third street was ordered paved with brick. The smooth paving costs $1.42 a square yard; the brick $1.71 a square yard. The-property owners on all the streets are almost unanimous against brick. At a meet ing called by the commissioners last week to get the sentiment of the property owners over 200 were pres ent and all but two voted against brick. But the commissioners paid no attention to this expression. Third Street Is Wrathy. A eerles of Indignation meetings has been held all day by the property owners of Third street over the action of the commissioners. The fact that the people who pay the bills are al most unanimous against the brick paving makes them particularly angry at the commissioners. They will have to pay 29 cents more a square yard than any other part of town and get what they do not want and think it unfair that three men, none of whom owns property on the street itnesireeii ehould take such action. They W, M4; a meeting tonight to protest, but with the power In the commis sioners' hands it Is doubtful it they can change matters. The commis sioners have made the contract and will probably stick to it, regardless of the protest.. . ;( , How Contract Was Let. The formal proceedings were: It was moved by W. A. Matteson, seconded by J. "K.' Forney, that we award the contract for. the paving, curb and gutter -and excavation of Buckeye .avenue, from North Fourth st,reet north td the city limits, East Sixth street from Buckeye to the ast line of Olive street, North Olive street from Sixth street to the south line or North Eleventh street; First street from the west line fBuckeye te the west side of Oplena avenue. Vine street 'from the north side of First street to the south side of Third street and Vine street from the Wth side of Third street - to the south line of Fifth street, to the Kaw Paving Company, as per bid and according to the plans and specifications' for ' aaplialtic ncrete rslng California asphalt known as the EIobo brand; and tbst we award tte contract for paving, curb, guUcr " sol exravition of West Third street , ...7" ' ' r ' I 1 ' " I . . .v- I t;cn 'cart side of the frst illey'west or Codar street to the wo.t line of line street to the Kaw ravlnR Co. as per bid and according to the plans and specifications for brick pavemtat with asohalt filler, and that the mayor and clerk executo g rout'actj0hnts 80, Pearl Johnts 70, Luther for the same and that we reject nil other btds. Carried, all voting aye. The resolution or motion had been iarn nn in idvinM and was read. I adopted and the meeting adjourned Engle 57, y, l: Nichols 50, T in lesa than three minutes. Th Conklln 80. L. A. Sutter 80. H. B. crowd of property owners which FeUy 76 E s Haney 50. J. W. Mon filled the room expecting to bear roe 60t Mary x. Eicholts 50, S. some discussion and have something gti8mitj 79. A. W Ward 50, K. tq say then filed out looking rather sheepish. ,. What It Will Cost. An approximate estimate of the cost of the entire paving. Including all work Is $98,904. Since Sixth street weet from Buckeye to Vul berry was eliminated from the con tract It leaves approximately 53. 000 square yards to be paved. Third street has close to 12.800 yards to be paved. The Kaw Paving Co.'s bid for brick paving with as nhalt filler was $1.71. It will cost Third street alone $22,188, exclud ing all other work. The cost to Third street for brick over asphalt will be $3,712. , . The repairs on the pavements no matter where located will be borne by the entire city. This leaves 40.600 square yams n h Dftved with asphaltic concrete. The Kaw Paving Co.'s bid for this kind 9f paving was $1.42, making the cost to the other streets $57,652, not including curb and gutter, etc. Tne Kaw Paving Co's. bid for r.trh basins, excavation, curb and .... V..4.M m - 119. 0B4. iakir the Haf $sFirf ! 5"S. including all work $98,904 Where City Officials Went. Mayor Nicils, Commissioners Matteson and Forney, City Engineer Riddle and City Attorney S S. Smith returned Saturday night from a pav-in- Jnsnection tour. They first visit Toneka. From there they went visit Tooeka. From mere mey wem c,.;. mo., .0 K.n... City, Kan., Independence and Lea venworth, , , rFrom Tuesday's Daily .J That the property owners of Third street are opposedto the action taken by the city commissioners yesterday morning when they let a contract for brick paving for that street, was shown at a mass meeting at the Commercial club rooms last night. Nearly all the property owners were there besides 50 spectators. A peti tion was signed by owners of 4,357 front footaice of property affected by the brick paving asking the com missioners to use the asphaltic con crete instead. W. S. Anderson called the meet ing to order at 8:15 o'clock. G. C. Anderson was elected chair man and J. E. Keel secreta - He Still Wants Cement. The first person to be called on r. . .nAorh waa J. B. Case. . "The - .nmmi.onerg ia Un- v 'r extra expense to the property owners when we do not went it," said Mr. Case. At the last mass meeting Mr. Case strongly advocated the use of a cement pave ment and last night he still argued for It, and in signing the petition to be presented to the commissioners he placed cement in parenthesis af ter his name. Mr. Case's reason for his stand on cement Is that It will be the cheapest for the property owners, and that tnose tnai o nay for the paving .are not all able to pay the price of brick. R. M iwrhlte retltloa. . R. M. White was the next person to tske the floor... He spoke briefly h.t .lthourh the commis sioners were capable men be did not approve oi their recent action, we presented a peuuon iw i owners, which he asked them to sign. In 20 minutes 41 names were placed on the petition and today the total llst was 48. The total front footage of these 48 property owners opposed to the brick pavement li 4,857. ' " The petition with its signers is: "To the Mayor and Commissioners of the citrof Abilene: Gentlemen: r !' nnrfcrelened. resident pro- .. rn, a Tisird street do yvnj vwwi.w w OFFICIAL OF FHF. KtMSAS. THUB3HAY M0BH1NG MAYMOT . "-33 v.k n,,r dlBtDnroval of v.iv n.vinr nurooses. and T spectfully ask that you reconsider your action In which you voted to use brick for the paving of our streets and that instead of brick you use the same material that is to be used on the other street's of the city. A. W, Rife 80, W. 8. Anderson 100, M: Nicolay 60. Wm. Houlton B, A. Beem 100. J. O. Landes 80. R. M. White 120, O. C. Anderson 60. J. B. Case (cement) 120, Mrs. E. pm.nn i7n v W. Morse 70, C. UIItK VS f W - urn.in 9 aa .T A. Rraves 60. H. A. (Hockensmith 40. O. B. Landes 70. M. A. Prendergagt isz, h. . nR" . , n tn tt Tio 9.1 n. J. A, s. Sails 60. Mrs. Saiali Fmig 50 C. A. Case 80, Hetcio Johnt JiO. J. E. Johnti 400, O. A. Sterl '4. Joslah Snvder 100. F. M. No -then ft 60. R. Cf. Irey 150, Sara Trott f0. Katherine Mustard 70, W. H. Hr hr 1 2 a. jmes . Strachan, M. 1 A. Korns 50, Henry Johnix 75, J. BJ. Keel 120. Lutheran church 60, W. W. Childs 50." "It's An Outrage." A. W. Rice Probably the most wrathy proper ty owner at the meoing last night was A.' W. Rice. He was the first person to sign' the petition and In a speech he said "It's an outrage, gen tlemen, to have this brick pavement imposed upon us. I for one am Rtrone acalnst it." . Matteson Gave His Reasons Why. W 'A. Matteson was the only city commissioner to attend the meeting. He was asked by several property owners why the commissioners gave xnira street-onca yucmou. . other streets asphaltic concrete when oiaer vree . .. . . Third street brick pavement and the the unanimous sentiment of the last mass meeting was tor smooth pave ment and opposed to . brick. ; u . attacks on a certain prominent busi nessman of Abilene and the Reflecr tor as a prelude to his speech.. He gave a survey of the paving Inspec tion tour of the commissioners. "I am a strong advocate of brick pave- n. t hotlAva It la the best." 7 ' ....a said Mr. Maiiesoa, . .rnnvinced trip au uiuo u - u w. ... - mistakes, (In referring to the letting of the contract) 1 but gentlemen it this brick pavement is laid, in five to fifteen years you will all bless th dv it was out down." Mr. Mat - teson's Only reason why brick was given. Third and not the othere streets were: Heavy traffic on Third; overflow of creek; brick pave ment, he said will keep better under standing water than concrete, Has san, Sarco or asphiltic concrete pavements. He also claimed that brick with asphalt is less noisy than asphalt. Mr. Matteson explained that the star chamber session of the commis sioners was held because they did The walceiiirifj A universal awakening affecting all grow ing things comes with this first month of Spring. Plant and animal life throw 'off the Winter lethargy. Man regards with reverence and delight the spontaneous resurrection and is moved irresistibl to be a part of the new life. Oft imes.we are instinctively led into bet ter ways through the effect of outside in fluences, and we should, not resist the ap peal "to our better nature? While the spirit moves you look well to your finances. The opening of a bank account would be a 'timf iy and profitable be innl g, and you can never hope to rpw out of the , condition in which en Tironmnt and circumsiince has placed you 'unless you develop along financial lines. . If you will start an account with us you will discover that your resolution has led you into pleasant and profitable places. v Abilene, EJCKINSOff COUNTY I . . .V- Inpt want any speecnes irom me V P?rty owners. Willing to Clanne Contract. "'We appreciate the letting of the contract to us," said VL. A. Klngsley of the Kaw Paving Co. today, "and ff it Is the will of the people and commissioners to make the changa; from brie to aspnauic concreic Inlg on Third, we are willing to do winter, was culminated here yester lt We have nothing to say about day afternoon Bays the Junction City niking the change, that is the com- . Intere8ted are mSssloners business, but it will be satisfactory with us." j -5 What Commissioners Say. The commissioners today' were asked if they would be willing to use asphaltic concrete paving on Third instead of brick and this Is wjiat they said: 1 Matteson "I am not giving my opinion." ' QNIchols "If the commissioners see fit to make the change I am will- Ing." - ' (Forney--"I have nothing to say until the commissioners get togeth- ... r." Third Street's View. The Third street residents, as they express themselves, do not find any fault with brick pavement wnicn wten properly laid is one of the best made, but they do object to having that street seleeted as an 'ex ception to all the remainder of town. The commissioners made a trip to ftad the best pavement. If brick Is T ... llll - J A best tne wnoie town is enuueu w - 1- It: ir asphalt is nest inira sireei ii JUm o H. Ther. oM to b. tf , Why the Total Was More. Editor Reflector: . We wish to correct a statement which appeared in the Reflector last evening. The ma was hut th navinK ..... - contract wa let to the Kaw Paving j. ,-,nnn ni, th.n th .rvmnv it. 11000 hiKher than the T R. Ramsey Pairing Company's of- . ; . 1 ,Vf he--lprBlii-n.fftihivthe Santa Ferossing. one oTThe the material was alue in noin 01 these companies' orrers. ? v noever reported 'that statement to the paper " did not know or was willfully tryi to misrepresent. While the bid of the Kaw Paving company was a little less than $1000 'l,lo.l, than the bid Of the J. R t - i Ramsev comnany the difference m - , . w jirssnsss I be considered. This amounts amounts to lenuu mailing me vw ..... Ibid $5800 the lowest on asphaltic concrete. Also the equipment and 1 machinery were taken into consld- eration. We personally inspected the out fits' of both companies and we be lieve that we made a wise selection and that the people will be well sat isfied with the work when it is com pleted. City Commissioners. (The figure given out by the city clerk's office show $1,000 more for the Kaw Paving Co. bid than the other but no explanation is included in the showing of varying qualities of material.) , mm Kansas Abilene Girl's Fiance Backed Down Suddenly A correspondence courtship that has flourished steadily through the , t Jl"? JZ lZ 1 womaii. ucj waw .vvm ........ .w. BOme time, but have never met. They agreed that on Sunday the lady was t0 come down from Abilene and be tne gUest of the man. For purposes 0f identification, each was to wear a white silk ribbon, pinned in a con- gpicuoua place, I Yesterday the young man came up town, dressed in his best, and, on 0a coat was the bit of ribbon. Friends wanted to know what society ne belonged to, and he explained the situation. A called meeting n-a - I J ..U A J held and It was unanimoumy utuucu to accompany him to the depot. So they started off, and on the way ine' l"rieu Grant Township Has Some . - . A f ne example of what can ne - , .h d... I. red m. i .. No rth is kept in perfect condition the Iyear roun,i and reflects great credit, on Ge0. Bradley who has it in charge, David Campbell Is doing equally g00(j WOrk on the road west of the onH v. V. Flanagan on the road west of the creek. The ... a i.a foil la it nlen- rnr, rn.d built last fall is a splen improvement and Abllette ought . ! . " a. Thlril trit: to worst pieces or Sana roaa 10 iuc Democratic A convention of the Democrats of Dickinson county was held at the court house this afternoon and part of the county ticket was named. Nearly 30 Democrats wce present. Dr. F. S. Blayney presided as chairman and J. W. Howe acted as secretary. D. W. Tappen announced himself as candidate for probate Judge; M. L. Dunnett,' sheriff, and B. H. De- Republican Now The following are the candidates announced thus far In the campaign . nlirn nn the Republican ticket. TW primaries will be held August 8, 1912, and the Iwt of candidates Indicates a lively Interest to the nomination: t. COUNTY ASSESSOR. F. V. Close. - F. J. Murphy. COUNTY CLERK. H. W. King. COUNTY ATTORNEY. F. A. Greem. Arthur Hard. NEARLY AN INCH OF RAIN FELL WLNI WAS STRONG. Nearly an inch of "rain1 fell Bun- day and the farmers are tickled, for. , is Just what they wanted, tds wheat and oats needed rain badly. The city gardener -Is also In good spirits for the rain startedjiis vege tables growing. . In fact some said "they actually could see their radishes and onions grow'! yesterday. Saturday , night a strong south wind twisted things considerable. The big electric sign on Tuft's furni ture store was blown down, almost completely wrecking it. Large limbs were twisted off of trees over Abi down another half dozen friends wero recruited. But Just as the train was pulling in the young man became faint hearted, and beat a speedy retreat. His friends recognized the young lady by her white ribbon, as she stenned from the train, and told her that the young man whom she was to meet was Indisposed, but that be would be pleased to have her come to his boarding house). This she expressed a willingness to do, and on being furnished with the address, made her way up town, while the party of friends proceeded to the same destination by a different route. They say that as the Abilene wo man went In the front door the young man went out the rear en trance, and did not show up again until after dark. The girl took the next train back home, and it is un derstood that the affair Is at an end. Good Roads county and always in bad condition. The Enterprise and Detroit roads have not been, graded and were drag ged too late. These are tne mosc traveled roads In the county and naturally are easy to keep up. It would pay Abilene business men to islst the townships of Grant and Center in keeping them in good con dition. It is not right that roads miles from town should be made smooth while those near town In some directions are neglected. hurt Abilene trade la these days wVeh Iafln-rit"ake:tbe best "Mad. to merchandising ' points. , : j;J Candidates Are Lining Up Huy county clerk. C. E. Rugh was asked to come out for county attor ney, but he refused saying: t "I am not like Theodore, my hat is npt in the ring for a, third term." - t The name of R. H. Seeds was then suggested but Mr. Seeds said he was not ready to make an announce ment. , Alexis Andreen of Salina, candU date for congressman, made an In teresting speech. Candidates in the Field PROBATE 3XPGE. W. S. Anderson. J. S. Hiff. t 3. C. Royer. DISTRICT CLERK. C. R. Baker. E. M. Blachly. SHERIFF. J. E. Badger. G. CI. Huffman. 3. H. McCnrdy. B. O. Stone. Warren Test. 3. A. WUkle. esse Dary. ' COUNTY COSmiSSIONER. C. W. Peterson. 5 lene and several , telephone lines were badly damaged. A large plate glass in Sterl Bros.' store was broken by the strong wind. BOUGHT HIM OUT BUT CLAIM HE STILL HOES BUSINESS. E. S. Eaglen and John Carroll to day filed an ir Junction suit in dis trict court against H- Q- Boles, ask ing the court to keep him from doing insurance business in Chapman. The plaintiffs claim they purchased Mr. Boles' insurance business with . the understanding ' that he would not start up In business at Chapman. again. .. . . . . ... ..