Meetings for improvements

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Meetings for improvements - is - it - . - BIG MEETING It Will be Held for...
is - it - . - BIG MEETING It Will be Held for the Improvement Improvement Cause. TO BE HELD AT COURT HOUSE Judge Simonton Will Preside at the Meeting Which Will be Only a Beginning. The first, of a series of big mass meetings to help along the cause of manicijal improvements, will be held . - .t the court house on Thur - daj' evening evening and will be a grcui opening of the. c.imp.iign for the betterment of the gr.oving Capital City. The llarrisburg plan, now famous throughout the State, will be explained explained in full and there will be talks by Judge SinrotHon, w ho has consented to preside, and by well know n men. Ar - rangi inents will also bv nxule for the receiv ing and ans - wering of questions from persons who desire to be informed informed on iv.,ints. The meeting will be I held ai eight, o'clock mid will be a j town meeting in everj - sense of the j word. To - morrow evening there win be. a ; meeting of the campaign committee j to discu. - s the plans for a systematic j canvass of the city in behalf of the j improvements. j One of the objects to be secured by I the increase of debt to be voted for at (the February election will be the i deepening and w idening of the chan - I nel of Pa: - on Creek in order Ui avoid '(.'he floods in Paxton Creek Valley. Various plan were considered. The diversion of the creek into Fox's Kim to the river, nortih of the eit.v, was fully considered, but abandoned on flcount of its great cost. The. retention retention of the floods in he upper portion of the valley of t!he creek bv means of dams to catch the flood waters, was also considered and abandoned on account, account, of its cost. T'he plian above stated of confining the creek to its (present channel, it he deepening of the bed and widening of the slopes to take care of the floods and construction construction of tin intercepting" channel for it he sewage was deluded upon, as be ing the most feasible and of least expense. expense. Any; sj'stem of improvememts for the c it y which does not provide for some remedy' for the recurring floods of the Tax - ton Creek vallej - would be a great mistake. When destructive flowls. inflieitinjr great damage, upon individual's, - who pay tax - es, visit any portion of our eit.v, the obligation rests upan the entire eit.v to lend) a hand and pay part of the expense incurred incurred in cleaning up the debris, repairing repairing tlie roads and even privalte property, when necessary, when the damage done would cripple, tihat portion portion of the community financially. This is also necessary for the Make of the general public health. It was therefore deemed not onlj - wise but necessary (in Ithe plan of publje improvements improvements prjected 'to provide a plan that would prevent the recurring of the floods in Paxton Creek vallej - and at t'he same time provide for an intercepting intercepting 'sewer parallel witih ithe creek, to take care of the sewage that heretofore heretofore emptied into the creek, and thus avoid its pollution. FOR A GREATER HARRISBURG. T'p to date the contributions to the Municipal Improvement League for a Creater llarrisburg have been as follows follows : Schmidt, the florist E. C. Ranch '. Ross Boas il). C. Herr , Mrs. A. J. Herr Schmidt, florist , 'William D. Block tiertrude Kalthryn Block (Master William's. Block $2.00 5.00 5.00 , 1.00 1. 00 coo 1.00 1.00 1.00

Clipped from Harrisburg Telegraph10 Jan 1902, FriPage 1

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)10 Jan 1902, FriPage 1
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