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MUNICIPAL LEAGUE'S WORK FOR GREATER HARRISBURG The rote for public improvements j at the February election should be overwhelming - in its favor and will be if properly understood by the people. The effort to secure pure water, better sewers, better streets, better sanitary conditions and more parks, is the culmination of the work of years, which recently took the form of concentrated effort on the part of disinterested and conservative citizens of the city for the city's rood. A large sum was subscribed to secure ihorough investigation and opinions as to the act oral requirements of the city, which are placed in the form of recommendations by the Municipal Leag - ue. This is not a class matter. Every one can become a member of the leag - ue by paying - $1.00 or more to the treasurer, Mr. T. T. AA'ierman, 405 Market street, or througH the daily papers of the - ity, and thus become f - nrolled and identified with those who are laboring - zealously for the best, interests of the city. Xothing - of value can be secured without co - - t and it. is not expected that these improvements can ke fur - l:i.hed free, but it is surprising - at what small cot they can he secured. The improvements will extend over a pi rid of three or four years giving - employment t a - large number f people in the meantime and at the end of that time it is expected that the mill rate will not - be increased r - er two mills on each fl.ooo.nn of assessed Tauation. which rn"ns that on property valued at $1. the increase of taxejt he f.irt per year, ur about 16 cents j - er month, or a lit - ; fie over one - half cent per day. Sure ly no property owner will dare to increase the rents on a property for so small amount of taxes. Tenants should becom - e familiar with these facts and be able t combat any attempt, on the part of the property - owner who should desire to take advantage of increasing - the rents under the pretext of having; additional taxes to pay. The large majority of the voters in the city are non - propert v owners. Jt is therefore in their hand's to secure these improvements. It will cost them nothing but in return they will secure pure water, free from contagious disease, better sewers and improved sanitary conditions, better parks for recreation and better streets. It seems strange, but nevertheless is true that the present instance is probably the first in the history of the city when those who have to pay for the improTements hare been willing - to pay for them, have agitated and recommended them. Harrisburg has had the reputation to a degree of having - been a conservative city, having poor water and poor streets. The city was unfortunately placed in a defensive position at the time of the agitation for the removal of the capitol buildings to Philadelphia, when the daily tapers of that city and throughout tbe State were denouncine Harrisburg on avount of its unhealthy condition and its lack of proirress. The opportunity is now - presented to remove that impression and take a long stride in the future in way of progress. Iet tber he an overwhelming vou. in favor of the proposed improvement. ! j

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 06 Jan 1902, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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