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Statement of the City Council
on the Electric Light Proposition p . The city Council of Mnrslmll has for the pant few months uecn flanking nn el fort to secure nil the information possible as to electric light condition)-, both here and elHewhere, no as to determine the proper course to pursue In view of the expiration of the franchise of the Marshall Light Company, and now desire to give the citizens of Marshall the result of Its Investigation. Several months ago printed question blanks were mailed to cities of from n.ono to 10.000 inhabitants throughout Missouri, and ndlolnliu dates, rcciuestlnp that the answers be given to the questions asked and re turned to the Council. To tlicie Inquiries r1 replies were received: I'.ti from towns with private ownership and IS Horn towns with municipal ownership. In reply (o the question, "Are your people MitlsileJ with present conditions?" The towns with private ownership answered as follows: I, yes, S no, every night .10 single light CO watt 40 cp units at $25.00, (dusk to dawn every night) 750.00 ! 1.1 2-1 70 single light 50 watt 40 cp units at $20.00, (dusk to 1 a. in. every night) 2610.00 Total Annual Light Dill $.18.', (.00 Present Light Dill $3981.00 partly. 1 rates too high and 1 fall to answer. ! rom this It will be noticed that only 47'; are entirely satisfied with private ownerslp under existing condition. The answer to the same questions from the towns bavin municipal ownership are as follows; IS yes, 1 not as yet, (this plant In nnerntlon only I mouths), and 2 make no nnswer. Not a single one of the 10 reports dissatisfaction with municipal ownership, The replies further show that the average maximum charge by private plants Is 13 cents per kilowatt, and by municipal plants Is 10 11-15 cents per kilowatt, nnd no private plant makes a lower maximum charge than 10 cents per kw. while reports from several municipal plants chow u ntnxlmum charge of from 7 to !i cents per kw. Aiter receiving and classifying the replhs, two committees wore up pointed from tho Council, who visited mid personally Inspected plant In different' parts of the country. LonlslNiia. Hannibal, Macon, Chlllleolhe, Independence, Clinton and Carthage. Missouri, and Cherryvalo, Ottawa, loth, Pittsburg, Chanuto and Hmporln. Kniisas, were visited by the nm tnltlce. Of three towns all but four own their own plant: tho four liolns Louisiana. Mo.. Cherryvale. Chanute and Kmporlii, Kansas. Two or theie four towiiK seem to be satislted nnd two are not. Cherryvale nnd path buri: are paying a maximum rate of 20c per kw. yet one of theno may the people like It. In the nine municipal plants visited, varying ilogn of pucccs were found, The ones making the poorest showing claimed 'o be nC least clearing tho street lighting. Only two points made such a poor showing, which In attributed to laelt of harmony In the city councils oration eded by political differences. In every town having municipal ownrrshtp the maximum charge to consumers was 10c per kw.. and nt two i.Iiicm was Fc. In every town with municipal ownership tho street lighting U on nil night schedule or all night moon-light schedule. In some of the oa-iis where municipal ownership has -id-own the best results, the plant nre mnnaged by boards of public works, bl-pnrtlsnn In character, and almost entirely free of control by tho city council. This part of the report would not he complote perhaps without the figures, in dollars and cents, showing results obtained by some of the plants investigated. The balance sheet of the Carthago plant for the last year shows a net profit of $4200, and nil street lighting, after charging off $2400 for depreciation. Haunlhal shows a net profit of $:i.".,Ono. In this U Included payment for street lighting. Columbia shows net profit on light nnd water plants combined of $21,000 lit addition to street lighting nnd fire hydrants. In Columbia a maximum charge of 12c per kw. Is made private consumers, nnd In Carthage and Hnnnlhal tho maximum charge Is 8c per kw. These, three plnnts have boon In 'operation sufficient length of time to be out of tho experiment Btngo; Columbia for five years. Hannibal nine years nnd Carthage fourteen years. Tho average cost of coal at tho several places visited Is somewhat less than it Is at Marshull. The arc lamp Is n back numbor, and Tungstens are .being used almost entirely for street lighting; more of thorn nnd closer together with orna mental Iron posts, with cluster lights in the business portion of tho town. The Council nre informed Hint there have boon falluro of municipally owned light plnnts, which Is doubtless true, but tho number of those brought to Its notlco nro so fow In comparison to tho total number In operation, that It simply emphasizes tho well known fact that the success of any business depends largely on the management, and the council can see no reason why city ownership for Marshall should ho more disastrous than ior mo majority or tho towns now working under that system. Tho council Is futher of tho opinion that quite a saving could bo mndo for both by combining the water nnd light plants, The council has engaged the servlres of expert elertrlcal engineers to estimate the cost or n new plant ample to enro for tliu needs of this city, with allowance for reasonable growth; also to estlmnte the present phy Ical value of tho plant now In operation, tho cost of removing sumo to tho nit of the city wnter pumping station, nnd tho cost of rehabilitating the old plant, innkliiB It practically equal to a new plant. riuiii inn uriiuii in iiirso engineer, who nnvo maiio a thorough ex amination Into the matter, the council Is of the opinion that the cost of moving tho old plant to the city water works station and rehabilitating It as should be done, would cost approximately as much as to build nil en tirely new plant". To build n now plant ndueqtiatu to furnish all the light and power ni-eded for many years to come would require a bond Issue of about $70,000. Thld would build a much largor and better equipped plant tlinu the one now In uho and everything would be entirely new. It contemplates nn extensive street lighting synem which will Hlunilnato the town thorough. Iy having In view the location or more than double tho present" number of utreet light, muklng a Unlit on almost every cornur and on all night moon light schedule. The present assessed valuation of tho city Is n llttlo moro than $2, (100,000 and In order to pay off $70,000 In bonds within twonty yenrs. as must be done, It will bo necessary to mnke n levy each year of not less than thirty cents on the one hundred dollars valuation to create nn Interest nnd Hlnklng fund for that purpose. At present tho city is paying for street lights npporxlmatoly $1,000 per yenr, which Is equivalent to a levy of twen ty cents; this of courso.ls paid out of tho genora! fund levy of tho city which Is fifty cents. If twenty cents of tho general fund levy is taken for tho Interest and sinking .fund to pay off tho bonds, tho city will need only an additional tax levy' of ten cents. In any ovont, It would seem that nn ad ditional levy of not to exceed twenty cents would bo ample to moet the entire IndebtncBS, and when tho bonds nre paid off the plant will he tho property of tho city. With a vlow of acortaliiliig what the present light company Is willing to do toward furnishing light for tho city and securing a new franchise. the counclfhns asked tho company to1 submit n proposition with reference thereto, and the following has been submitted:. Street Lighting KMltnute for Marshall, Mo. S 3-llght 75 watt 00 cp clusters at $08.00,. (Dusk . to pawn Every Night , $ 40 1.00 102-170 (2-50) light 100 watt 80 cp units nt $37.00, dusk to dawn every night) , 0994.00 Decrease from Present Light Dill $ 130.00 Ornamental post lights (to be furnished and installed, complete by City or merchants). Wo will furnish electrlral energy, operate, maintain and furnish lamp renewals for three light posts, as follows: ' One 100 watt 80 cp lamp, dusk to dawn every night Two 00 watt 48 cp lamps, dusk to II p.m. every night, (on Saturday to 12 o'clock), per post per annum $02.00 OH One 100 watr SO cp lamp, dusk to dawn every night Two :o watt IS cp lamps, dusk to 10 p. m. every night, (on Saturday to 12 o'clock), per post per annum $13.80 From the above proposal It will be seen that' 1C2-00 watt Tungsten units, burning all night, every night, and eight three light cluster milts would cost $1014.00 per year, to which mutt be added ir the city Is to hnvc a "White Way" around the square and to the depots nnd which tho council believes would require GO ornamental Iron posts, the sum of$3120, making a total of $7011.00 per year, the posts to be furnished and Installed by the city; then If the 00 watt units would not afford sufficient Itluml- mil Ion, nnd the 100 watt units were chosen the sum of J IDG 1.00 must bo edded, milking the grand total of $9,090.00 per year. The proposal for commercial lighting Is 11 cents per kilowatt hour for the first 100 lav's, 8 'i for tho second hundred, nnd six cents for nil over 200 kw's, with n rebate or one cent per kw. on nil hilts paid by the tenth of the month, the minimum charge to be fllty cents per mouth. They ngree to rehabilitate both the electric light and gas plants and put them in first clnss condition and to give as good service here as Is given In any town In tho state. They also ngree to give Ireo lights for the city hall' nnd tho wnter works. They ask thot the city give them n twenty year franchise with n ten yenr con tract for street lighting. The electrical engineers ongngrd by city have made nu estimate of the coat for the snuie service u municipal ownership. The estl mnte received from them Is made from nn nctual week's run of n plnnt of which n member or said firm or engineers was In charge for ono yenr; was made In the month or April mid Is thought to bo nn average week. In It Is Included all Items of expense, such n labor, fuel, engineers, firemen, linemen, book-keeper, motet reader, consulting engineer, water, repairs, de preciation, Insurance nnd Interest nt six per cent on n hundred thousand dollar bond issue. The figures given by city engineers nre based on the number of kilowatts required for scrvlco specified, multiplied by tho cost per Kilowatt of the entire output or plant. Wo give below in parallel columns the dlfferout proposals or the present company, and tho estimates or the city engineers or tho cost or the satno service under municipal owner ship: Established 1874 Incorporated 1932 WOOD&HUSTON BANK Capital, $100,000 Surplus, $120,000 rn i rinr-rTiniinni n nunn i ' mn 'i 1 1 C. G. PAOK. Ckalim.il of the lUar.1 J. P. HUSTON. Preelaeat W. S. HUSTON. Caehler J. C. I.AMKIN. VleePreelaenl F.C.HAnnnfl.I.. Aael.Caak. IIIKKCTOIIS s CO. PAttK A.M.OITTIIKHY ahcii cmnnottv C. M. HL'CKMKIt I.. D. M URRKI.I. LIIO.N SMITH .1. C..I.AMKIN V. S. HUSTON J. I". HUSTON oc 3OOCdSJO0CB0OGSaEX)a SA PF.TY H F.PflfilT RflY P S cn P R P NT a Ample Capital. Equipment First Class. Best Service o3 guade of bar frequenters) nnd "tho Maine blew up" Thursday night, both cataclysms occurring quietly. The bars have been boxed up, tho rooms nro empty, and nt 8 o'clock at night tho streets of Paris look as deserted as a country gravc-ynrd. Doth sa loons sold out all their liquors and could have sold as much again, Wets nnd Drys alike, In town nnd country, preparing themselves hountlfully for the drouth. Deer in dray loads as delivered after night, some of i It to dry homes. Tho test will nr-1 ivc when this supply Is exhausted. snvo mr negroes nnd white people not able to buy In quantities, who nro nlrendy "parching." It Is es timated by those who know that the liquor business or Paris totaled $10, 0P0 n year. If that amount of mon ey can he turned Into other chan nels or trndo town nnd county will undoubtedly bo gainer. IT it is soul' nwny (hero will bo n corresponding! loss. Paris Mercury I PropiK.al'. by Company Now 0H'rnting 8 3-llght cluster units, all night, every night. 102 100 watt Tungsten units, nil night, every night. GO ornamental iron pouts, 3 light cluster, top light 80 cp, nil night every night, 2 side lights 48 cp, every night to 1 1 o'clock, .Saturday night to 12 o'clock. ' $9098.00 8 3-llght cluster units, all night,, every night. 102 00 watt Tungsten units, all night, every night. GO ornamental post as In first pro posal. $7034.00 cluster units, all night. units, 8 ."Might ovcry night. 102 100 watt Tungsten every night, all night . (No While Way) , $0478.00 8 3-llght cluster units, all night, every night. 30 00 watt Tungsten units', ovcry night, nil night. , (No White Way) $4014.00 I'Mlmnte.o Coder City Ownership Here Satno Service $1310.20 Same Service $3493.46 Satuo Service '$2898.20 V Same Service $1917.20 I would like to FIGURE WITH YOU ON YOUR BARN that you contemplate building. Also Concrate House and Barn Foundations, Cyclone Cellars, etc. I can save you money. Bell Phone, Blue Lick, Mo. F. W. YORK. Thoroughbred S. C. Duff Orplim- en w for t.ab!. 10 cgiv SI. no; mi - Chits, fn.nn. Dnhy 3 reus one ln old in oer.ts ench. MUS. WORTHY HUY-W (May 2) Grand Vatr Mo A Brooklyn Judgo rutcd that n broomstick Is not a deadly weapon. An Irate woman can wield It just as effectively as a bludgeon, Is tho gen eral hcllof. S 3-llght cluster units, all night, every night. 30 00 laitt Tungsten units ,ovory night, all night . Same Service 132 00 watt Tungsten units, ovcry I $1398.20 night, t o'clock. (No white Way) $3801.00 The city Is now paying about $4000 per year for street llBhta and could not with present revenue pay more, and fn yiew or this ract the first three proposals of the company ns nbove Indicated would have to be rojectod for tho reason that tlio city could not nfiord to pay tho price. This would leave tho city tho cholco or the last two propositions, either ono or which would give bettor distribution or light than tho present system, but Is not, in tho Judgment ot tho Council, whnt the city needs nnd shoud have. There is nothing tlint adds more to the uppoarance of a town nnd is a bet ter advertisement then well lighted streets, nnd no town Is now considered well lighted If it does not have the "White Way" in the business portion of tho town, Tho question ror determination now Is, what do the people ot Marshall want. Do they want to grant a now franchise to the present light com pany and make n contract with them for street lighting In accordance with ono of the propositions abovo given? Or do tho peoplo want municipal ownership? If they want municipal ownership, shall tho city buy the old plant, as It has a right to do under the frnnchlse or shall (t erect an entirely new plant nnd run It In connection with tho water works plant? This is a matter or vital Importance, nnd every citizen should give the matter careful consideration, and In every way possible advise and assist the Council in tho proper solution of this question or Immedlato importance. Total Annual Llght'Blll '. .... '. $0478.00 Present Light Bill i ............. ., ." $3984.00 llH'll a ' HHHIIIIIIIIIV BBBBBBBBBaPalfj' Increase Over Present Light Bill . . . ., JVfl Ayp' iwcommeaas 3i)Ight'70 watt GO cp clusters at $8.00, (dusk'- to idawn 3rvry nlRut '............. 3 62rlslngle 60 watt '40 cp units aC $25.00, (dusk to dawn .Right) .,' v f . r t ..... "jttmft '.", . - JfeUl,AHHHHl'Uglit BH4 i, v . . f ... . vv.. . ... . PMMAtLht -'JHH t j..ut'-t t f -.. - . ... $2494.00 $ 464,04 . 40D0.00 $.4514.00 . 3984.00 $ 530.00 THOUSANDS MORE CIVIL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS Tho establishment of tho Parcol Post has greatly Increased tho work at the Postal Department. Thousands ot additional Civil Service appoint-' mouts will bo necessary. Tho opportunities ror positions In tho Civil Sorvlce woro never bettor. Civil Service positions aro desirable because the hours tor work aro not too long, salaries are good and cer tain and promotions aro frequent. The greater number or appoint ments will bo mado In tho Post-Otr- Ico Sorvlce, paying rrom $000 to $1,700 and more por year; the II. F. D. Service, pnylng $1,100 por annum to standard routes; and tho Itallwaj Mail Service, navliig Ironi $900 to $1,800 per year. Any American over 18 years of nee who nassos tho U. S. Civil Ser vice oxnmlnatlon Is cllglblo to quo of these positions. Tho I. C. 8. Civil Servlco Course Instructs you how to meet the requirements or tho Civil Service examination In any branch or the Government work, Mark and mail tho coupon below nnd we will send you a booklet giving nnmes of I. C. B. students who aro 'now holding Civil Service Positions nt good pay. Wo will also tell you how you, too, can entor this prorit able field of employment. Mark nnd Mall the Coupon NOW New Locul- Option Election, Thetcouuty unit bill goes Into ef- foct lH-Juno, and lawyers say ropeals in its entirety the. old law under wWch previous local option elections have been hchl In this state and ron dorlng now ejections In dry counties necessary or at least possible, 1 the wets-desire to push tho matter This, they say, Includes Mottroo coun ty, which went dry in March with on ly 3(00 out of 0200 votes cast, it be ing, posale after the new law goes in to effect, to, order another olectlon Minmedlattity It a petition is preseh ted. This contention, Jtoweyer, tje- ranlns to be foeted iu const and there is little likollhood that an other' elo jlon would he petitioned for lnMon- roe county even It were proven correct. Tho Wets aro tirod o1 ihe, . constant controversy, aro disposed, to Blvo Mie now prdec a fair kry-out, and ate opposed to Incurrlifg the ox pcitse of $1,000 for another election linless enfopcemeirt f the dijy law colrapees. Even the sjaloon mon are tired of the harrassmenta and dim cuHlea.they 'onconnjbred, panUculai: ly at the hands of negro, signers, ail sify thy wantone more X It. In. i. no the mente Parte te dry, 'The rkumit 'wsW wh" on Wednesday; ifeht or-4at Veek (tthj U fnternat'l Correspondence Schools Do 12)8, Scrnton, Pa.. Plei e.pUln. wlilioul furlW obHBloni on mr prt. how I cn quolily lor Iho Civil Servlco position btforc which I hve marfctd on X. O. Clerk Mall Clark R.F.n.Carrier Sleaotrawkar Ilookkaapar Typewriter llr.Mall Clark V. O. Inepenlor Immigrant InapeeV iluard Janitor Cauler NluMkialtr Aaalatant WeUI.er "llo shall inl" you When you nre grown." Wliut (lie poet sniiK every mo ther' liemt liim felt. Baby's photograph takeg now and then will ptcM-rve (he Imuge ami memory or hnby days for nil tin jo. Clearer photographers, vtith the tt lermen and font platen ot today, uIm grt uonilvrful results in tmby pictures. Ifow lout; since your babyV picture wn taken? Attend to It TO II A V. 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