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I is I x V A NEW LIBRARY. Change in School Laws and Other Matters Busy Meeting, Last Tuesday night quite a number of citizens were present at the meeting of Board of Mayor nnd Aldermen for different purposes, and it came about in a merely incidental Way, One dele gation was not aware of the nature of the other s business. R. r. Wbitesell, J. B. WaddelJ and "8. E. Allman were present in behalf of the school children of the outlying dis tricts asking for admission to the city public schools. Another delegation headed by Mr. Nute was there to peti tion the board in behalf of a new school library, a Carnegie library. Several other gentlemen were present with different missions, and the "meet ing, which began at 7:30 sharp, contin ued until 11 o'clock or after. The routine was first disposed of and included reports from stated committees. The first was from the Water and Light Committee, a report for the month end ing Jan. 31, 1910: Collections: Water Lights Other sources .$ 252.81 . 1,007.76 21.64 Expenditures ..$1,111.35 This leaves a balance to the city's credit for January of $170.86. Streets and Sidewalks Committee re port some work done, but not a great deal on account of the bad weather. Finance Committee reported a cash balance in treasury of over $4,800. j Special committees reported. Among these Mr. Semones, for the Water and Light Committee, reported that the committee recommended the purchase of a new dynamo, with capacity about one-fourth greater than the dynamo now in use. This recommendation was made from the fact that the one dynamo in use is nearly loaded, but for another and probably better reason that the city needs two dynamos, a substitute for use in case ono of the machines should break down. It must be remembered that the single dynamo is running all the time, and there is no opportunity to stop the machine for cleaning or re pairs. If the machine should break down the city might be left in darkness for two weeks or more until parts could 1)6 ordered and repairs mado. The com- Do you know who I am? Well, if you don't, ask-somebody. I've come here to stay a few years and tell you where to buy hardware and things. I'll do something different each week. Lots of my young friends are going to cut me out of the paper each week and make a scrap book. You'll find this lots of fun. in mittee was instructed forthwith to se cure prices and options at onco on the different machines and report back to the board. Special committee with reference to lease of city hall reported that the pres ent quarters had been secured for a term of two years. Mr. Moss, with reference to concrete walk on Depot street, reported that he had not seen the properly owners on that street, and the committee was con tinued. J. B. Waddell at this point asked for permission to address the board on a petition signed by W. S. Long, J. B. Waddell, R. P. Whitesell, J. C. Totter, Jas. Caruthers, Scid Waddell, Joe Har- polo, II. T. Simmons, C. N. Lannom, Mr. Clements, Mr, Stewart, Mrs. Car ter, S. E. Allman, L. C. Tate, E, E. Jones, S. G. Nash, Mrs. Artie Reed. The petition recited at length the facts that citizens residing outside and ad joining the corporation limits had been practically cut off from the benefits of the public schools in the redistricting of the rural schools. Mr. Waddell stated that the nearest school to him was about three miles, and that it was altogether impractical to send his small children there. The same was said to be true of other citizens, and these citizens came before the board to ask admission to the city public schools on a basis of equal rights. Mr. Waddell explained his plan fully, as recited by the peti tion, and it was that the resident chil dren just outside the city limits be ad- mitted.to the city schools to the extent that they contributed to the State and courtly school tax. They wanted noth ing more. This, Mr. Waddell claimed, would give them about half or less of the school term free, and the remainder of the term they asked for nothing more than to be charged tuition to the amount of the city school tax. Mr. Waddell explained further that the pub lic school laws provided that children residing near a school outside of their own district could attend the nearest school, and that each child's pro rata of the State and county school tax could bo credited to the school they attended. This would be true of the children ask ing admission to the city schools. A number of the members of the Board of Education being present, the Mayor asked to hear from them upon this subject. D. N. Walker, president of the school board, stated that the ' , YOU UV. I SAYS2 Kg: ip. board had worked hard to build up a good school, and that they could do nothing more than act within the pro visions of the laws governing the city schools. The city laws provided that no children outside of the city limits could attend the city schools. Mr. Waddell, asking, to be heard again, stated that it was to amend that law that he appeared before the board. Several other gentlemen spoke on the subject. Mr. Tisdalo stated that the petitioners did not take into considera tion the school bonds which had to be provided for by the tax payers of Union City. The Mayor thought it would be better to let the petition lay over for further consideration, and appointed a commit tee to take the matter in hand, as fol lows: J. C. Burdick, Dr. Blanton, John Adams. Mr. Walker, being present, was asked to appoint a conference com mittee from the Board of Education, and the committee is R. F. Tisdale, W. G. Reynolds, J. W. Woosley. Here Mr. Nute, superintendent of the city schools, appeared with a petition, asking the Board of Mayor and Alder men to co-operate with the Board of Education in the plans to secure a Car negie library in connection with the Grammar and High Schools at the City School building. Mr. Nute reported that Mr. Carnegie had replied favorably to a request for a $15,000 library build ing, but that the provision was that the Board pf Mayor and Aldermen should provide for ten per cent of the cost of the building for the maintenance of the library. .Mr. Nute stated that this could be made possible by the Superintendent being made custodian of the library and the appointment of teachers and others to lake charge of the library, without a cent of extra cost to the city; that the services of the Superintendent and as sistants could be secured to look after the library, the salaries they now receive for their work in the school to be their only pay. In other words the Superin tendent and teachers who have charge of the school are simply to have their duties enlarged to take In Hits conduct and care of the library without extra pay and without employing additional help. That is the plan, and it is said to He in use wlitrever these libraries are built at Hickman and other places. The proposition struck the members of the board as a good one and it was adopted and signed without a dissent. 1 p 1 J r vJ i ( swU.i Mr. Nute states that the agreement is to be forwarded to Mr. Carnegie imme diately for his approval, and in a short time it is thought that the library build ing will be in the hands of the archi tect. The site of the library will bo on the southwest corner of the City School lot opposite Mr. Pewitt's residence. A petition asking for a reduction of the charges for electric lights in the New Church House of Worship on First street was taken into consideration, and a flat rate of 25 cents per month was voted for the church. This church lias meetings one Sunday in every two months, and the prevailing rate is very burdensome. Petitions from citizens at the fair grounds for a walk from Jackson's gro eery store to the graveled road on Third street leading into the city, one from Dr. Loring for a concrete walk and oth ers for the same purpose were presented, and after consideration referred to the Streets and Sidewalks Committee for further action. It was the sense of the board to get together a number of these petitions and then let a contract for a large body of concrete walks, it being thought that a better contract could be secured that way and better results ob tained than to build them in small installments. The committee was in structed to get bids on the work and report at the next meeting. . ' 1 Under the head of new business Dr. Blanton presented to the board a new plan for keeping the city in better sani tary order. He bad a paper he bad drafted suitable for an ordinance em bracing his plan, and it was to the effect the city take charge of the work of cleaning closets and removing excre ment and garbage, charging for the service at the rate of 25 cents a month, payable quarterly in advance, for resi dences, and 50 Cents per mouth, pay able quarterly in advance, for hotels and business places. Mr. Blanton 's plan was that the city take charge of the work under the control of the Water and Light riant, or some other head, or to let it out by contract, requiring a good bond for the proper discharge of duty. In this plan Dr.. Blanton con tinued to explain it was' purposed to provide all closets with tubs for the re ception of the excrement, to liave a lid covering the openings behind the closet, extending to the ground, operated on hinges, that all closets be provided with doors and fastenings and required to be FOR SALE 78 Acres Valuable Farm Land Three miles north of Union City, property of Elzie Jones, worth $80 per acre, will take $70. Some recent improvements. Terms to suit. ...ALSO, ONE RESIDENCE IN UNION CITY... Eight rooms, built by the late Calvin Rogers, at present home of H. B. Horner. JNO. kept closed, so as to exclude the fljes, the. only openings in the closets to be small boles in the side walls properly screened as a protection against the flies. The closets are to be cleaned once a week in the summer and once every two weeks in the winter under this system, and the garbage wagons are to convey and dispose of same at some proper place that may not endan ger the health or conflict with the own ers of property near the place of deposit. These are substantially the details of the plan, but the object of the plan is far more reaching in its scope. Dr. Bhmton says jbat he has been making a study of the subject, and that he be lieves it incumbent upon the citi zens of Union City as a matter of pro tection from disease to provide better sanitation. He stated that hookworm is prevailing in parts of Tennessee and everybody knows, as it has now become a well known fact, that typhoid fever is spread by the house fly. The other principal cause is impure water, and the water here being pronounced practically pure, typhoid fever in Union City, whenever it prevails, is attributed to the fly. He states also that science has de veloped that hookworm is conveyed by soil pollution, and that without the tubs in the closets the soil of our city may become polluted. Dr. Blanton showed that medical science had proved that flies were propagated from filth, and where filth did not exist there are prac tically no Hies the fly was a menace to public health, and against the fly there is a general crusade all over the world. Dr. Blanton argued that since it was II T. WALKER & CO., Agents. impractical from a financial standpoint to have sewerage in Union City, some plan should bo devised for a perfect sys tem of sanitation, and that the system he proposed was the result of careful study. The board took the matter up and considered it with great favor, as a result a committee was appointed to re vise and draft an ordinance suiting the demands exactly and report at the next meeting, so that the plan may be put into execution on the first of April. The committee is Dr. Blanton, John Adams and John Semones. The proposition of assessing the Union City Ice & Coal Co. with privilege for 4 electric fan plant as a city franchise was put before the board. This franchise was granted to Mr. Dahnke for a num ber of years free of charge as a result of the demand for fans, but the franchise ' having expired the question of an ex tension of a free franchise is to be con sidered. The proposition was referred to the Water and Light Committee. . $100 Reward, $100. The render of this paper will be pleased to learn thot there is at least one dreaded disease thnt sci ence has been able to cure in nil it. statics, and that is Cntmrh, Hall'a Catarrh Cure is the only fxwitfve enre now known to the mcdkal frattr nity. Catarrh Ivinic a constitutional disease req uire a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is tiiken internally, artiux directly tipon the blood and mucous surfices ol the system. heretjj destroying: the foundation of the diase. and giv ing the patient strength by butldinif up the con stitution and assisting; nature in doing? its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curntiv powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure, rtend for testimo nials. Address K. J CHKSKY & CO.. Toledo, O. Hold by all Dru?its. 75c. Take Hall s family i'ills for constipation. If you want the "Vest and cheapest, use Hon Air coal. Union City Ice & Coal Company. i f r" t 4 - it- i -v