The Call from Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania on February 7, 1919 · 2
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SCHUYLKILL HAVEN. PA. THE CALI FRIDAY. FEB. 7. 1919. PAGE TWO F. H. MINNIG Owner and Publisher 201 East Main Street Schuylkill Haven, Pa. FLOYD H. MINNIG, Managing Editor Entered at the Post Office at Schuyl kill Haven, Pa., as second-class matter September 15, 1S91. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Mail, per year, $1.50 in advance By Mail, 6 months, 85c in advance By Mail, 3 months, 50f, in advance Stamps N t Accepted FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1919 THE WATER QUESTION For years and years, and some more years, people in Schuylkill Haven have been finding fault with the water proposition. The company operating' the water plant has been censured, criticised and condemned. All sorts of suggestions have been, made and all sorts of ideas suggested and exploded again. Whether the water company imposed on the public and whether the water company did the best it could under the circumstances in the past is not the subject now under consideration. It is time this particular phase of the matter be shelved. The question now is what are we going to do to take the water plant out of the hand's of the present operating company? What shall be done,! who shall buy and who shall operate ; The legislation instituted and conducted by this borough through its town council for years against the pre sent water company has reached, we believe, the culminative point. We l-:r-ov, a.uJ man," readers will agree with us, that it has reached the juncture where many persons desired to place it, namely, in an embarrassing financial condition and such a position that it will be willing to dispose of its property to any one who wishes to pay the price. The proposition to .sell has been made by the company in no unmistakable terms. The inability for it to conduct the plant to .he ix-neht of the town has been admitted by them and they are ready to call it quits. But this does not give the town what it has been crying for, for years, water. Shall the borough of Schuylkill Haven take over the plant and operate it as a municipal plant so that the citizens of this town may enjoy every proper advantage to be obtained from municipal ownership? It is not quite time for the answering of the question as the matter has as yet not come to the point of sale or no sale. Legislation has, however, been set in motion to bring the proposition to such a point and prospects are bright for the question of buying and taking over and operating the plant by the borough look brighter now than ever before in the history of the town. It is absolutely the biggest proposition the public has ever tackled and when it is tackled the fact must be borne in mind that not only is the present generation of residents in this town to be given water in a sufficient quantity but the way is opened to give future generations the same quantity or more. It is providing one asset necessary for the growth of the town in its-elf and breaking the barriers that have held it down for some time. On the other hand, the taking over for municipal operation of the water plant is going to shackel not only this generation, but future generations also, with a piece of municipal properti which will not be -asy to dispose of and which may require increased taxation and higher water rates for domestic consumption. Right there is where the rub will come in and right there is where people will sort of dodge the issue. There mu.-t be no dodging the issue now. Great acclaims of bravery on the part of the public have been repeatedly made about the town being able to own and operate its own plant on such a basis that would give better satisfaction generally, than a private concern, and now there can be no buckling or backing down on the matter. On the matter of rates, let it be distinctly understood that whether the borough buys, or private individuals buy, or whether the present company retains control, higher rates for water are bound to be made effective. And in this there may be a considerable advance. However, we believe people will in most cases be willing to pay higher rates for something they get. This was something they did not do heretofore. The matter at this time has not been brought to that exact point where we must either buy or refuse to buy but the work of bringing it to that point is now under way and we must prepare to buy or forever keep quiet and take whatever any other ownership may choose to offer us in the way of water. While plans are being worked out the public will -do well to use the water question as a topic of general discussion and oTvwa all t.htnira become armijiint.ed with the exact conditions and the FACTS. Misconception always works harm and has a tendency to handicap any municipal project. It is always found that the persons knowing the least about the matter are the first ones to down it and to fight against it. Past experience has taught the town thh lesson, , there- effort to gain all information respect ing the subject which now confronts this community. "The Call' feels this borough can operate its own wa ter plant in such a manner as will give much better general satisfaction and when the time comes for an ex pression on the subject, providing present conditions connected with the proposition still appear as favorable as at present, we shall so express ourselves in no unmistakable terms. an amendment to work the three and convey its water works or sys-i The final ending would be that the; the receipts of the horouyh 1Pr t,.H,,. nA in nna ncfihl. I trn, nnA r,r.ro- tVln Vw. ,.r. n-V. of! t 1 f I 1J ..U ! ' ' .-" WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES War Savings Certificates are not transferable, and will be redeemed for their owners in cash at any post office on ten days' notice. The Government has advertised these facts extensively, but in spite of this, many persons have sold their certificates to speculators at a loss, and apparently some postmasters have been redeeming these transferred cards regardless of the prohibition of this practice. Naturally, speculators who buy War Savings Certificates pay less for them than the Government will pay. Jt they j did not, there would he no profit in the transaction, and the gentry who Without the assent of tional amendment instead of three, fearing I suppose, that possibly if there were three, one amendment satisfying one person would be pass-eel and that chances were the other two might not be passed. In the form drawn, it passed and in 1913 was submitted to a vote of the people as a constitutional amendment and was passed. the valuation fixed; and in default 1 liclv and to the highest bidder be thereof such person, firm or corpor-1 cause there are leins against it to ation shall cease to have any exclu-! the extent of $200,000 and the bond sive privilege of supplying the bor ough or the citizens thereof with water and the borough may install such water works or system as may be necessary for the accommodation of the public. Section iweive: ror tne purpose In 1915 the Legislature passed a j of such purchase the borough mav law to put that amendment into effect, i issue bonds which shall be secured In 1915 there was also passed what j solely by such water works, systems is known as the borough code which and property, and the revenues there-re-enacted the law of 1907 permit-1 of and without any other liability on ting boroughs to take water plants, j the part of such borough. This removed the objection the Su-i Section Thirteen: Such bonds shall preme court made to the law. It is j not exceed in amount the value fixed as follows: ! by the appraisers or the court. The Section One: Be it enacted, etc., : proceeds of the sale of such bonds holders hold bonds to this amount The bond holders would have the first say as to what the property should be sold for. The stockholders would not be considered. The bond hold ers at the sale could buy the prop- in one case where the rate for 21 fire hydrants which a water company formerly charged. $275 for, the Co. charged $875 for. The Public Service Commission hearing the appeal of that borough fixed the rate at $600. Could Furnish Cressona Asked whether, if the borough obtained the water works, it would be erty in. The borough as a borough I permitted to furnish water to Cres-could not be a bidder at a public sale. sona, he stated that would be pos- Ihe best thing the borough could do sime. then would be to have some on buy it in. The law will not allow the bor ough to buy it in at a public sale an Gas Plant in the Bargain The gas plant at Schuylkill Haven, tVlo rr,,! n-toln f..nr.i Tf f o,.; H,. . O-U A.J 'f 1 1,1 , . .. I mm" llUlll J. UlMVlllC IU OCI1. ..UUi. a,..v i naven and tne g.as mains in Schuvl- money to pay down on it. , ki Havpn are a)sQ included in t'h f that method ,s followed out i . pi.operty of the watep companv aml will of course mean a good deal of the borough eould opet.at(ithe gas time. It will take at least two to ninTVt -,f ;,. v, operation to determine definitely whether the water property can be acquired m the manner as outlined by the different laws. The question of whether the borough shall or shall not buy is also one for later action. VTho price to be paid is also another 'lat ter tuai musi De determined later on. upon iii Li: 1 1 1 i -U..11 U .1 ..!..:, fU t . , , mi uoiigauwis wiin.il uaic uccn ncic- i onciii us uucvi c..uisi,cij mc vui-mree years 11 tne company wouio i -pi-p enlicitnv ototofl Vn tinl tofore issued, or which may hereafter j pose of paying for the property ac- make up its mind to hold on as long j fllrnu11C? with r t i be issued by any municipality other j quired. ! as possible and could easily appeal reSs o than Philadelphia, to provide for the! Section Fourteen: The bonds shall ' from one court to a higher court and , iono to iqiq TW wwf , be payaDie Avitnin thirty years trom s0 on. The Bond holders of the pres- ollnt nf :., """"' the date of their issue, and shall be ent water company have agreed to ! ZZl nnn?S, 1 ,LJnZ Jf engage in such enterprises are not philanthropists they work for then-own pockets all the time. These gadflies of finance are blood kin to the rascals who swap worthless stock for good Government bonds. They prey on the innocence of unsophisticated holders of Government securities, deceiving men and women who are unaccustomed to dealing in securities. Their dishonesty is equalled only by They quote Governors and other men in public life as indorsing them and their proposals, when these officials as a matter of fact never heard of the scoundrels. The patriotic owners of Government securities should fix firmly in their minds two things. It is their duty to hold the Liberty bonds and the War Savings Certificates they own as long as they can. They owe this duty to themselves as much as to the country. By holding their securities they benefit the country and they benefit themselves. If through misfortune any of redeemable at such earlier periods as the borough may, by ordinance, provide, and shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding six percentum per annum. The bonds shall be exempt from taxation for any purpose. Section Fifteen: The borough shall provide a sinking fund for the revenues derived from such water works or system, for the payment of the interest on such bonds and for their re- erty bonds he should go to a bank and get its help. If he is obliged to esll War Savings Certificates, he should go to the post office and get all they are worth. With regard to War Savings Certificates, the Government has now or dered postmasters to take more care in redeeming them, and this ought to restrict the abuse that has grown up in trading in them. It is high time this was done, for a great many persons have been swindled out of their savings through laxness in this important matter. construction or acquisition of water woi-ks, subways, underground railways or street railways, or appurtenances thereof, shall not be considered as a debt of the municipality, within the meaning of any act of Assembly of the Commonwealth of Penna. authorizing or limiting the incurring of debt or indebtedness, or the increasing of debt or indebtedness, by anv municipality, whether- with or the electors thereof, if the net revenue derived from said property for a period of j demption. five years, either before or after the "Section six authorizes the buying acquisition thereof (or where the j of a water plant in two ways, either same is constructed by the munici- ; by building its own plant or making pality, after the completion thereof),! a contract with other companies, shall have been sufficient to pay in- In 1917 that section was amended terest and sinking fund charges dur- j and now reads that boroughs may ing said period upon said obligations, . provide a water supply by erecting or if the said obligations shall be se- its own water works or by acquiring cured by liens upon the respec-: water works and entering in contracts tive properties, and shall impose no i with present water companies. municipal liability. Practically the same provisions are dam, meterin ,. . v i ' i i nt;t.i Hi wic i uuiil kjcivn.c vviii- their impudence. wishjng to buy water property would ; mission law and there is some ques. have to consider the net earnings oi ; tion as to whether the one has not re-the prospective plant for the past five j peg,! the other. Before purchasing years, and if those net earnings would the property, whether the price were be sufficient to pay the interest char- fixed by aj;reement 0r upon an ap-ges on their bonded indebtedness, and ( praise(i' value, the purchaser would to leave sufficient in the treasury to , haVe to go before the Public Service vn ri-t t-Hf-ioo hnniic wnniTi .sti 7ni- ' s i r i i j. . ja i " t bpn the homls that would be issue T u f t V "l ' operated. Whatever value the Public ."m k- JftJ Lin Mkn to Pchase and before such permit . Service CommiSRion would fix the u-vv - n- WUUIU UC JiltlllLCU tut; I uuiiu invite borough and only a debt against the Commission would look into the value water plant. We cannot use this in i of -the pr0perty and would likely take our case. testimony as to whether it would be Section Two. Where a municipality i advisable for the borough to under-shall issue obligations to provide for take the proposition or not and also the construction of water works, the , wlether the borough would be aide to municipality may also issue ounga- take care Df ,t. Is it Advisable to Purchase? The question comes down to this, Is it advisable for the borough to purchase this property? The committee as I understand it are rather inclined to the opinion that it is. We are practically confronted with this proposition, whether it will not be necessary to take over this property as a self-defense measure. The company has plainly told us they cannot give us the additional water supply iae ine uonas tnai me oorougn wouia , The receipts average between $18,000 float it it buys the property, at five , and $21,000 per year. The income per cent . ifrom the gas plant averaged about After buying the property the next ! ?3500 and the expenses about $3100 thing for us to do would be to build j pel. year a reservoir right below the old res- Tho roiim.t v,- v,.,f of the water plant averaged between $8,000 and $10,000 per year, so that after the company had its running expenses paid out they had about $10,000 left over. The interest charges they paid, however, almost always used up what surplus there w-as and for the year 1918 thei-e was a ervoir which the engineer testified might cost in the neighborhood of $50,000 to $60,000. That money would have to be raised by a bond issue in the usual manner." Mr. McKeon asked why it was the water company wanted at least $10.-000 more now than what it would have sold it at several years ago. It i deficit of $2500. was explained to him that since that! The entire question was discussed time the company, by their testimony j by a number of councilmen following showed that an additional $100,000 j the solicitor's remarks and it seemed bond issue had been floated to make j to be the consensus of opinion that the improvements of several years j the borough might be able to operate ago, the purchase of additional water the plant at a less amount of ex-sources, the improvements to the I pense than the water companv and ? the town, etc., etc. i that it might also be possible to op- Solicitor Noecker continued by stat-: erate tor tne nrs'; 'ear or so wi thing, "It is not very important as to ' out building the additional reservoir whnt thf rfimnnnv wants fr whnt if ! necessary. is willing to sell for because the bor-I The action taken by adopting the . held each evening for an indefinite ough is not required to give them ' resolution will start the machinery in time, what they ask. The Public I Commission would fix the value, less depreciation for the number of years LANDINCTip Miss Anna Deibert spent a few days at Pottsville with friends during the week. Mr. Chas. Loop of Phila., spent a few days at the home of C. G. Matz. Mrs. Diana Drumheller, of Reading, is visiting at the home of her son, W. S. Drumheller. Mr. H. W. Fehr and daughter Blanche were Reading visitors during the week. T. H. Haeseler paid his bf-other A. L. Haeseler a short visit at Manheim. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moyer and son, Clyde, were at Pottsville during the week. Mrs. Floyd Harper and Miss Katie Sterner visited relatives at Pt. Clinton. Lamp ,2-n, f. O. S. of A. town received an invitation to have their degree team initiate a class of candidates into the Port Clinton camp, on Sunday the 9th inst. The officers are as follows: R. W. Fisher, President; Wrm. Deibert, Vice Pres.; II. W. Fehr M. F.; G. M. Deitzler, Condr.; Thomas Moyer and Robert Runkel, Sentinels; Wm. Neiswender, P. P. Mr. C. A. Fisher of Orwigsburg, who had been operating three coal washeries in town, closed down tight for the winter. Chas. Noecker was a Sch. Haven visitor. Revival services commenced in the United Brethren church on Sunday evening, 2nd, inst. Services will be tions to provide for the interest and , sinking fund charges accruing there- these holders is obliged to sell Lib-jbeen com loted and in operation for a period of one year: and said muni cipality shall not be required to levy a tax to pay said interest and sinking fund charges, until after said properties shall have been opera 'd by the municipality during the said period of one year. Section Three. Any of the said unicipalities may incur indebtedness n excess cf seven per centum and not "nd they have told the Public Service WATER CO.OFFERS TO SELL FOR $150,000 (Continued from I'uko out?) consider $150,000. After some consultation with their bond holders they came back at us with the proposition of $175,000 and we told them that was out of the question. That if they would say $150,000 we would take the matter up with the council. After another consultation thev stated they would take $150,000 vith the condition that the borough would agree to make improvements to the extent of at least $25,000 within two years. There were some legal questions that myself and Mr. Gray.-on, then exceeding ten per centum of the as sessed valuation of the taxable property therein, if said increase of indebtedness shall have been assented I by three fifths of the electors voting at a public election, in such manner as shall have been or many hereafter be provided by law for the increase of indebtedness by municipalities with the assent of the electors. Section Four: Said municipalities shall have all the rights and powers necessary and needful to carry out the provisions of this act. Section Five. should any section Commission that. As I view the sit uation, we must have an additional water supply. If the company cannot give it to us and no one else is willing to take the property over, there is only one thing to do and that is to take it and to furnish that additional supply. The town cannot continue on as in the past and it will not grow unless we procure an additional water supply." The Solicitor was asked whether the borough could sieze the property ! of the company by right of eminent domain. He replied thev could not provision of this act be" held by j as the water company now holds it the court to be invalid or unconstitu- under that law Borough would be required to pay, providing of course the company would be willing to sell at that figure, and the company has already made the offer they would accept what the Commission would value it at." Replying to a question, the Solicitor stated the gas works, gas mains and lines would be included in the sale of the water rights and lines. Higher Rates Sure Whether the company would continue to operate the plant or not, it is a foregone conclusion the rate would have to be increased and an increase of rates if the company continues to operate, would no doubt be granted by the Public Service Commission. The contract or agreement entered into years ago by the borough fixing certain rates for water service expired about for water ago. Basing rates that might be fixed by the company or by the commission upon the rates fixed by the commission in other water company cases where the public appealed from the rates set by the water companies, it is likely they would be more than doubled. The Solicitor cited several instances of this and read from rec ords to this effect. In the Springfield Water Co. case, corporation operating near Philadelphia, the Commission fixed or allowed rates more than double the original for domestic consumers. For fire hvdrants the rates tional. it shall not be held to affect any other section or, provision of this act. "I take it that under this law and the borough code of 1915, that tho borough could make the bonds a lein against the water property only, and not as leins against the borough, and we could issue the bonds under the last clause of the amendment and wo could do that independent of a vote ot the people as it would not be con s'dered a debt of the borough. From the Boi 17, we take the following covering this subject." Section One: Boroughs mav oro- wrtnlH Kn m-nbihitivp ns thpv ficilrn The Solicitor cSVitinued: "There is fi,P mimhw nf miles it. is necessarv another way and that is to continue j to send the water and estimating our to keep pressing the company and the rates for f;re hvdrant service ur.on the Public Service Commission may affirm same rate as allowed in this particu-the present order and if they fail to j case tne Schuylkill Haven fire then comply with the order, to fine j hydrants service per year would cost them. The next step for the Com- Uj 328, which is actually more than mission would be to take such steps as would compel them to comply with I the order. They caij be fined but that j will not give us water. Next the 1 I but that will not bring an additional; Wintf! (LlCi TT T O 1 L Decide for Ideal uin,iurv, fin u,u vwiil-i! w c nt-ii- j vuif a sujipiy or water lor tne use not quite sine of and we did not know j of the public within such borough, positive how to accomplish the sale, by erecting and operating water .-von if the parties would agree to it. i works, by enterinir into contracts with After 1 cam heme 1 took up the j persons or corporations authorized to legal end of it and I came to the con-; supply water within the limits of such elusion that there is a way that the ; borough or partly by the erection and borough .-an buy this water plant it j operation of water works and partly it desires to do so. It is a way, how- 1 bv entering into a contract ever, that has never been tried be-1 " Scct;on Seven: Whenever anv bor-fore. I- rom what I can take from tho ou h is desirous of ownjng and oper. .1, x .i-1 atmg. sucn water works or system, such borough may present its petition to the Court of Common Pleas ot the County, setting forth that the borough is desirous of owning such watT supply. An appeal can be I made to the Attorney General to is-; sue such orders to compel the com-' pany to go into the hands of a receiver or to take their charter from rhrm. elusions is upon portions that have never been interpreted by any of the higher courts or the Public Service Commission. Borough can Buy Some time ago the Chairman ot the Public Service Commission told us that they had a case pending before them similar to this. That of whether a borough could under the Tti"ThoTroomoitVlMl Ciinl! JO- I KG lluUlMIClll IJU I nOLDBH.Tr.EE SI (719 Snrine: Curdan Gt. M" ! PMrfA.. V . Only one Bi.-'nle? I ftO.' ffc.LTKFUL fcN- 1 1 " - fTORS, VARICOCELE 1 no cuttms-i. Epilepsy 'Fits.. 1nfrc. lion over it nie in cay as anin, 11 'Jd. sr & 1 .-.i-y S.-1LC9. Mrt. t remnrtatple rtuiis H ,L'Lti-D PO !," fur uvm 40 var (no demlly f ter-WT.v. fnir iVIrct"-y or Ar-enlo. W-.int t-Hs- diicit-d. Ait. re1! m v B-,d -li, trtho.la own original m-tnou. art r Si ycr mtttHy A ex- 1351 poor i" a mnnmaiiinx, n Making 're at m ent I Tho Quickest. Salt-st & Chej-.t for ruk. DON'T SPECULATE WITH HEALTH i- " "trfstment" you haiv hftrd of nil your I If". Gt Rook "Truth." It'll thn nn'iv (tane.-idxhla tnAiir, f.-,r Anlnc Men. Tastlmonlal A bAv . , all tree. A.uM chiup treatim-nt, it' worthli-n. Hour : 9-4, 6-9, P'j-,. 9-2. Success by Mall. Nearly 20O.OOO rettr rPd In SO yr practlcTt4 I COTCUREPI German Troatment cum! water works or system, and that it will be necessary to issue bonds to be secured by such water works or system, and that a value should be placed upon such water works ot system, including all property, real laws and constitution issue sufficient j and personal used in connection there- bonds to buy out the water company'3 with. plant. According to his own ideas as Section eight: The Court shall to the law I came to the conclusion that I thereupon appoint three civil engin-under the amendment to the Constitu-1 eers as appraisers, to value and ap-tion it would permit the borough to praise such water works or svstpm. issue a sufficient number of bonds I and the property used in connection ' of 100 miles, which would be an obligation unon I therewith unit the the water property and not upon the j ments with municipalities or town-borough as a whole. ; ships who shall file their report in The Legal Phase of the Question I the court within three months after In the first place, the Legislature their appointment unless such time cAtcuucu uy tut: I'uurb, Section nine: The appraisers shall have access to the books and records OLD DR. THEEL'S mutit Umt iif-Hrly killed mo. A tut( wrck uncle Krot tHik me tiiOr.Theal who cured htm from tliti wnnl kir . SnivifU- HI. Hid rinon, G.'tipral Wraknna A !.... nf ..in Mtr,. fiitUffrm from nwlil A I'Kro. nfc ollmeiila, lra(ii, I-iBtVlgor. HrokBti -down nnhapptaM, Pi,h).,l A t'lmr like 1 wii unit ti.r Old Dr. Thaal' nis book. A revelation to an String Younn Old. Man A Worn., BY HAVING ME INSTALL A HOT WATEK OK STEAM PLANT IN YOl'K HOME OK STOKE. YOC WILL FIND EITHER TO BE THE LOWEST COST HEATING OBTAINABLE. ALWAYS HEADY FOK THE COLDEST SNAP AND EASILY INSTALLED. YOU WILL GET THE MOST HEAT FOR THE LEAST MONEY. LET US TALK THE MATTER OVER ANYWAY. Selas Sctiaffner Bell Phone :-: Dock Street SCHUYLKILL HAVEN. PA. About Shoes CLEARANCE SALE CHINA, GLASS & ENAMELWARE WE WILL SELL THESE ARTICLES AT ATTRACTIVE PRICES A FIXE DISPLAY OF USEFUL ARTICLES WILL HE FOUND IN THE CENTER OF OUR STORE. HERE WILL BE FOUND MANY USEFUL ARTICLES WHICH ARE NEEDED IN EVERY HOME. YOU WILL FIND THEM MARKED WITH PRICES THAT WILL MAKE IT WORTH WHILE TO STOCK YOURSELF WITH THESE NECESSARY ARTICLES. i'UY YOUR SOAPS AND SOAP POWDERS NOW Heavy Machinery, Movings, Etc. trucked to any point within radius Reasonable charges. Charles Faust LONG BRANCH SOAP Cake rc TOMSON'S BORAX SOAP Cake ,h- SEA GULL FLOATING SOAP Cake 5c MARSEILLES WHITE SOAP Cake . 5c NYSA TOILET SOAP Cake 5c GOBLIN SOAP, Cake 5c Mechanics', Painters' and Printers' Besl Friend AUNT SAL SODA PkS. 5c CLIMAX SOAP POWDER Pk. 5c GOLDEN ROD SOAP POWDER Pk. 5c STERLING SOAP POWDER Large Pk. 20c SNOWBOY WASHING POWDER Large Pkg. 25c IVORY SOAP FLAKES Pkg. 10c LUX SOAP CHIPS Pkg. 13c P. T. HOY & SONS CO. Lewis H. Hoy, Mgr. Main & St. John sts., Schuylkill Haven A GOOD SHOE IS NEVER EX PEN- j SIVE. A POOR ONE IS NEVER i CHEAP, EXCEPT IN QUALITY, j in 1907 passed an act authorizing boroujrhs to take water plants and to issue bonds for the purchase of the same which bonds should be a lein upon the water property only and not a lein apainst the general borough as general bonds are. Several cases wherein boroughs tried this were car ried to the Supreme Court and that court decided that, that law was unconstitutional because the constitution first limited boroughs to a borrowing capacity of seven percent of their valuation. Because this amendment tended to violate the constitution in this respect it was unsound and could not be carried out. Some men in the State Legislaturo got an idea to amend the Constitution and in 1911 the Legislature passed an amendment. It is very hard to determine what those men had in mind when they drew it up. After studying it for several days I came to this conclusion, that there must have been more than one fellow interested in the amendment and more than one that wanted some particular part oi the amendment to cover his own re- . j Build IfiH S I L 11 Jfil It is necessary the cows. a 0 as as . .. , i ... ' i quirements. One wanted one thine fore, it behooves every citizen, for ' fu0 fW wnflv1 Bmfu:. , his and her own Interest, make an T,at they got together and drew up ot the person, firm, or corporation owning such water works or system, to inform themselves as to the income and value thereof. Their re-port shall be final if not appealed from. Section Ten: Within 10 days after notice of tho filing of any report either party may appeal from such appraisement, alleging an under valua tion or over valuation of the property, j and praying for a hearing before the I courts. The court shall thereupon ! fix a time when such appeal shall be ; heard, of which time at least ten ' . . days' notice shall be given to the IKliriTIR IJflirV FUf parties and upon such hearintr the:A "A 14111 J ClllU court shall have power to modify such ' report and either party may appeal j irom tne nnal conhrmation of such report to the Superior or Supreme 1 Court. Section Eleven: After the value is finally determined, the borough is authorized to buy such water works or i system at the valuation so fixed: and the person, or corporation owning the j THE DAIRY-FARM SUPPLY MAN lie merciful to your feet. Don't torture them by wearing the cheap shoes that are made to "sell" and not for service. Pay a fair price and get a GOOD pair of shoes, a pair that will give you both service and comfort. They are the only really cheap shoe made. , We sell the best grade of shoes to be found anywhere in this community. We charge no more than you would pay for the same shoe in any big I city in the country, where bargains I are suppnsed to be found. i Thev are not bargains with us. j They are our every day offerings at j ; bargain prices, and that is why they j are NEVER expensive at this store. I Cet them for the whole family here. Annual Statement OF THE Union Cemetery Associate OF Schuylkill Haven, Pa. lialunce in Treasury Jan. 1, 1918 $1,516.8 Received in year 1918 fOC6.90 Paid out in year 1918 In Treasury now Iialance Jan. 1, 1919. -.$5,553.70 3,417.64 -3 $2,136.06 ASSETS Poultry Foods. A. H. A. YOST James Mellon "Better Shoes Sch. Haven Cash Balance $2,136.06 Money at Interest 3.057.42 Perp. Fund 1,000.00 Perp. Fund 203.93 Bonds 2,700.00 War Savings Stamps ' 423.00 Due on Lots 775.25 Vaults & Covers 125.00 Value of New Cemetery 1,725.00 Total, Deeds Written 33 Permits Issued $5 $12,145.66 same shall, within ten days after no-1 , tice, file in Court its consent tt sell 307 E. Main St. Sch, Haven, Pa. M31I1 St., L t . , , ) . J

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