Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on November 3, 1895 · Page 1
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VOL. XVI-NO. Ill DECATUR. ILL., SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1895. 10 CENTS? A WEEK SOME CITY AFFAIRS THK NEW FIRE LIMIT ORDINANCE Adopted Monday .Night And it T:i.. - in Big Territory One Way to Kill Or:inaacc,iBut Not Parliamentary The O Divided on tne Street Pav-is; Q-cstiun A New Way to Collect a 3i;:-L'-:atb in Friends Creek. 11.: i-:H'.::r.tiix creating new tire limits si!! i:: iir.-ibabiiity be passea by the jSci: ,:; their meeting onMocday night. ji ;t is not tasen up at tnac nrr.e it win, ac-corJi::- to present appearances, go through bea it ;:i litiaiiy reported Dacs rjy tne orai- narc- n.aiuiitteo to whom tt was referred 2 ww.L: Tl: . r.iinance was drawn as suggested by - . J I Ai 1 the nrc coiEHiishiuuers auu wueu uret reau fault w;:s found with it because the limits took in too much territory and because it did nut take in enough. Originally the eastern amits were tne Illinois Central tracks from the depot south to Eldorado stie.-t. Alderman Montgomery wanted the aiiruad to be the eastern limits as far south as wuttfi ei;tt;i. iiiuerumu irwiu uiu nut iiie the ordinance because it took in'a con- rkrdh'.c part of the residence portion of the city. It was because of his objection, after be and the Second. ward member had had a tiit that the matter was deferred for a wttk. It is understood that Alderman Ir- i ha- now withdrawn his objections and vKl'niake no protest against the passage of tE"oruinanee wh?n the bill is again taken up!" The ordinance committee has enlarged theiin:is beyond what Alderman Mont gomery had asked for and that recommeda- :iun will be in all probability adopted. The tire limits according to tho committee's re-curna:' nJation will be as follows: Begin- ning at the intersection of Church and Washington streets thence north on Church tc North street ; thence cast 150 feet ; thence ooiih to the Wabash railroad ; thence east to the alley between .uain ana nuier struts; thence north to Green street; thence east to Water street ; thence south to Wabash avenue; thence east to Morgan street ; thence south to the Wabash railroad ; thence iast to the Illinois Central railroad tracks; thence south along those traces to a point about -W feet south of Wood street, being the point where Washington street produced would strike the railroad and thence across the HokcII pas jre and west on Washington itreet to the place of beginning. - The ordi-ance provides that no frame buildings may be ereeted within these limits. The ordi nance further provides for fire escapes oa all buildings three or moio stories high un less they are used exclusively as private xesi denies, and provides penalties for all violations of its piovieions. This district includes the greater part of the factory district and includes four planing mills and as icany yard. They cannot be removed perhaps but it is likely that no others will be allowed within those limits. Alderman Ir win says that many of the property owners one might naturally have supposed would tare been interested in such a measure, have jhown great indifference in the matter and he will vote for the passage of the bill unless there is a considerable interest against it developed before Monday night. At the meeting of the council on , last Monday night Deputy Clerk Robbing an-tounced that he had bad on bis desk an ordinance provi Hng for tho paving of North Kreet east from Morgan street to the limits. Tie document had mysteriously disappear-1 w and he didn't know where it was. There 1 as nothing further said about the matter it that time but it is now known that the crdinacce is safely in the pocket of an alderman whoso parliamentary theories teach tint when a measure cannot be defeated ac- fording to the rules of the council it is admissible to pick up arid carry off the bill cd repeat the operation as often as a new one i written and thus ptevent the matter soraing before the council for a vote which vaults in his defeat. The council is almost evenly divided on 'be question of how paving Etreet inersec-"ons shall bo paid. Aldermen Simpson 'nd Montgomery who are credited with be- close to and representing the plans of '! adaiir.stiaticri.want the entire cost paid 'jthe property owners. The other side "sat the city to pay for the woik as has al-ays been done upto this year. One of the Mermen who believes that the city should WJ for the work or. the intersections, said : " is a scheme to give this administration record for doing lota of work at small to the general fund If the property "ners par for the work the, immense Funis 'os assessed against property for that pur- P0 will never oa on Teonrd r mnnpvswnf "J the administration but at the same time administration may point- to extensive ProTeroent and but. "Sop. hxt to Iwvn tone and at little cost." Now I want the ad ""nistration to make a good record but I not want it done at the cost of the peo- bo ate least able to stand the expense, Bote especially when we know that in those tortious of the city already paved, and uere the property owners were better able Wy for the intersections, the city paid w that work. The fact is that the miblic done this year does not equal that of "a year proceeding it" Wera5an Drslro mhn 5 n f iha men want the city to pay for the intersec-83 is preparing an ordinance for the pav- ut .North Main street. According to the isions of that measure the city will "I for the intersections. lt had been ex. pected that this ordinance would be presented at the last meeting of the council but it had not been completed. The aldermen who favor the old plan believe that they will on a test have votes enough to paes the North Main street ordinance. If that is not true, they declare that they will at least have votes enough to stop any efforts to force upon the property owners the added cost of paving intersections as would be provided for in ordinances which the other side may otfer. On this question there may be a tie vote and if Mayor Conklin con tinues in the rule under which he worked on last Monday night, the administration scheme is lost. The water pipe which has failed to arrive months after the contract for supplying it was awarded is one of the things that the aldermen don't like to discuss. If they have any plan by which they hope to make that bid good they don't say anything about it. At the beginning of the year the announced plan was to put in more water mains than had ever been known in any one year. Instead of doing that, the fact is that there has been a smaller amount of water main added to the system than was ever known in any one year. On Saturday a member of the council said that he now believed that there would not be another foot of water main put in this season. All that has been added was one block and that was bought on a special order after the season's contract had been let, to be used on a street where the brick paving was to be put down in a few days. "The way our streets have been torn up repeatedly, to get at water and gas pipes. has forced me to the conclusion that I will vote to pave no more streets until all the gas and water pipes have been laid for at least a year, ".said an alderman yesterday. "I believe that with the eiteiienee we have bad, we have the poorest streets in Decatur of any town in the 6tate. The streets paved this summer are, according to my idea, a long way from being good job3. But whether tbey are or not makes no differ ence now. Before we pave streets we should have all the water and gas pipes put in that the street will ever have. From these mains there should be leads to the boulevards regardless of whether the lot owners wanted ta use the water and gas at the time. Then when they did want it they could be supplied without tearing up tho street paving. Unless that plan is followed I will vote for no more street paving" One alderman was seen last night who said he could explain th water pipe business. The Mueller company contracted to deliver 10,000 feet of six-inch main for $19.75 per ton and 1,000 feet of four-inch pipe at $18.75 per ton, the total being about 300 tons. Their bid was below what pipe would cost them. Now the price is at least $24 per ton so that if forced to fulfill their contract the successful bidders will lose about $1,200. The aldermen who would be held to the contract if they had made a mistake for the city will not insist upon this contract being lived up to and the city must do without the new mains. The statement has been made in the open council that the pipe could be here in ten days if the open market price was paid." TROUBLE AT THE DEPOT. A Newspaper Man and a Stranger Have a Struggle About a Printing Bill. There was some excitement at the depot yesterday morning when one of the Lindsay buys appeared and took forcible possession of the grip sack carried by a man named D. J. Tajlor. He is a stranger here and was on his way to Clinton where he expected to teach a Byttem of dress cutting. It appeared that he had gone to the Bulletin office and ordered 5,000 bills printed and he said that the contract was that tbey were to be ready for him at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. At that time he went to the office and he says that the bills were not done but that he was told t s wait a few minutes and they would be ready. He waited until 9 o'clock and then 1,000 bills were completed and offered to him but he would not accept them saying that he had contracted for 5,000 bills and that he woul i pay for that amount when they were banded to him. Taylor left the office and went to the depot and while waiting for the train to Clinton one of the Lindsay boys appeared on tho platform and demanded that he pay for the bills which had been ptinted. Taylor bad a grip sack in his hand and this was taken away from him and held as security. Taylor consulted Attorney J. T. Whitley and acting on bis advice paid the printing bill and got bis grip sack back and also the bills which bad been printed. The exciting part of the affair was the struggle for the grip sack at the depot. Taylor did not want to give it up but be was not a large man and had to surrender the property in the end. He yelled for the polico and said that bo did not want to be held up in broad day light. DEATH OF URIAH DAT. Uriah Day, a prominent and highly respected farmer of Friend's Greek township, died ai his late home, 7 mile northeast of Mama at 6 o'clock this morning. His death was sudden and unexpected. Deceased has not been well lately and bad visited Clinton to consult a physician. He was in Clinton Wednesday, and yesterday he was up and around home during the forenoon. In the afternoon be was taken very ill and soon after became unconscious, sud died at the hour Btated."Mr. Day was a member of the United Brethren church Dear which he lived and was a . most woithy citizen. His death was perhaps the result of some kidney trouble. Maroa News. CHANGE OF VENUE WILL BE ASKED FOS BY E. P. ALLEN The Man Who Tried to Kill His Wife and Her Daughter and Now Says He Cannot Get a Fair Trial in Macon County Lane Gives Bail Rev. E. B. Handle's J Oall Will go to Atlanta. During the coming week the hearing of the cases on the people's docket in the circuit court will be commenced. The docket may be call.-d on Tuesday or Wednesday. Just what will be the first case for trial is not kown. The felony cases where the accused are in jailwill be the first disposed of, but just which one of the defendants will be first readyTfor trial is not known. There are a'3ozen men in jail indicted for felonies. Among the latter is E. P. Allen, the Warrensburg man who one Sunday last'summer tried to murder his wife and her daughter. The state's attorney has received notice from the attorneys of Allen that an application will be made to the court asking for a change of venue. The petition recites that there is in Macon county a great prejudice against the defendant and that for that reason Allen cannot have a fair and impartial trial before a Macon county jury and a change of. venuo is demanded. " Judge Vail will be the one tojpass upon this petition and say where the case shall be beard if it goes out cf this county. It may be sent, if the petition is granteJ, to any county in this judicial district. Attorney Brannen of East St. Louis, is counsel for Allen. He quotes from the local newspapers statements made at the time of the crime and soon Rafter to show that the newspapers aided in creating a prejudice against the defendant or rather perhaps that they reflect the prejudice which exists against Allen. In the court yesterday the ca3e of Charles Baughmau vs. tho Covenant Mutual Benefit Association, was called for trial. The defense in this case interposed a technical objection and as a result the cause will go over until thenext term, because of a flaw in the pleadirg. It is likely that at the next term tho matter will be heard on its merits. The case of Davis vs. Harbert in which the former seeks to recover damages occasioned by the stopping of a water course, was concluded before Judge Vail yesterday, at least, so far as the evidence was concerned. The case has been before bis honor "for several days and when the testimony had ' been concluded be said that he would consider the matter and give his answer one uay next week. W. O. Johns, representing the state auditor, filed a bill asking that there be appointed a receiver for the Workingmen's Loan Association and for a ruling on the defendants tc show cause why they should not cease doing business 'after next Thursday. The docket orders for the day were as follows: r Common Law Docket. Albert T. Summers vs. H. ,W. Bartholomew, attachment. Special appearance of defendant entered by Attorney Hugh Crea. Charles Baughman et al. s Covenant Mutual Benefit Association of Illinois; demurrer to plea overruled. Trial by jury commeu'vd. Issues in case not being joined, ti:"l stopped and case continued until the Jau'miy term. Jerome Davis vh. Oliver Herbert; trespass. Trial by court pending. Chancery Docket. Adam Scott vs. William A. Truax et al; chancery. Rule on complainant to close testimony by December 15, 1895. Thomas Watts vs. Jeremiah Nicholson et al ; injunction. Report of master submitted. Albert L. Mier et al. vs. George B. Mier et al; partition. Report of master approved ; decree of partition granted and Frank Hill, Nelson Odor and Alex Mcintosh appointed commissioners. The People's Savings and Loan Association vs. Thomas Talbott ct al; foreclosure. Appearance of C. M. and Anna Atterbury. John King, T. P. Talbott, Geneva Knapp entered in writing. Frank W. Caldwell appointed recevier; bond $1,000. The People ex rel. Uavid Gore vs. Workingmen's American Homestead association ; bill ; rule on defendant to show cause why business should not be closed by next Thursday. V . . Lane At Liberty. 0. M. Lane, the lawyer who wa arrested on Friday on a charge of criminal libel, was able to furnish bond yesterday and thereby gained his release. His sureties are S. R. Gher, John T. Howell and T. P. Roddy. The amount of the bond was $1,500. The trial of the cases bas been set for the 7th of the month and it is understood that the defendant will be ready for trial. So far as is known, however, be has no lawyers to represesthim and it does not seem that be will get; any but will prooably represent himself. FIRST OF THE SEASON. A Foot Ball Game Arranged for Next TuesdayHow the Decatur Team Will Line Up. Tho first football game of the season will be played here on next Tuesday afternoon between the lojal club and the Maroa team. The members of the home team have been practicing diligently for the pact two or three weeks and they think that they will j be able to put up a good game. The Maroa crowd is said to be made up of big husky men and according to all accounts, they can play a strong game. The manager of the Decatur team has not fully decided how the eleven will line up but thinks they will go on the field about as follows: Godfrey, center; C. E. Schroll, right guard; Kaylor, left guard; Dougherty, left tackle; Hartley, right tackle; Walston, right end ; McBride, left end ; Armstrong, quarter back ; Maus, right half; Bainum, left half; Clark, full back. The game is to ba played at the Athletic park and there is every promise that it will be holly contested. The Decatur boys are not yet certain of what thev can do as they have not yet had an opportunity of going against a team which has been in practice. So far they have only been able to play against the few enthusiasts of this city who could be gotten together as a team for the time being. WILL GO TO ATLANTA. F. M. Young Invited to Join the Big Excursion From Chicago. F. M. Yousg of tr is city, bas received and accepted an invitation to join the excursion from Chicago to Atlanta, leaving next Friday. Ihe excursion is given under the auspices of the Chicago Southern States Association of which F. W. Peck is the president. The vice-presidents are Mayor Swift, Charles Counselman, Charles B. Farwell. Franklin McVeagh and A. O. Bartlett. The members of the society are prominent citizens of Chicago and they will travel south in splendid style. The society was organized " for the pu prose of bringing Chicago and the South in closer ar.d more intimate social and business relations. The society after being organized, decided to visit the fair now in progrfss at Atlanta and the idea met with the approval of the leading-business men of the city and they at once went to work to complete the details for the trip. They have succeeded in arranging a trip which will be remembered by all who have the privilege of joining tho party. The party will leave Chicago on Friday next on special trains made up of Pullman sleepers and dining cars and will spend Saturday, No- ember 7, in Nashville, as the guests of a committee of 300, organized for the express purpose of entertaining the Northern party. Tho party will leave Nashville Saturday night and reach Atlanta Sunday morning where they will be received by a citizen's committee and on Monday will par ticipate in the festivities of Illinois day at the fair. Tuesday has been set aside as Chicago day and the party will, of course, participate in the exercises. On Wednesday tbo party wilt go to-Savanah in accordanc e with an invitation from the citizens of that place. Thursday they will be in Charles ton. The party will leave tha city Friday, November 15, and will arrive in Chicago on Sunday, the 17th. The arrangements for the trip are very complete and it promises to be one of the most delightful excursions of the kind that baa ever been given. The party will be made of the leading business men of Chicago and the state. REV. HANDLE'S CALL. . Yesterday the Rev. Randle received a telegram from Bishop Joyce of,Toledo,0. offering him the pastorate of the First M. E. church at Akron O. with a salary of $3500 per year. The offer was entirely unexpected by Mr. Randle. The congregation of the First church at Akron is large and wealthy. The city has over 30,000 population and is growing rapidly. The offer is a very advantageous one from a financial standpoint as Mr. Randle receives but $2000 per year salary here, though be is one of the highest salaried pastors in the conference. Mr. Randle submitted the matter to the board of trustees of the church last eight after prayer meeting. Reporters were excluded from the meeting but it was learned afterward that after considerable discussion the board decided to lclease Mr. Randle if he desired to sever bis connection with the church here and accept the offer at Akron. Mr. Randle informd the trustees that he would give them his answer to-day. Springfield Register. A CLOSE CALL. J. J. Turley, a switchman on the Illinois Central yards, bad a close call .yesterday forenoon while at work in the yards He was in the act of uncoupling two cars when be slipped and fell andjhia left arm crossed the rails, so that it was badly bruised by the wheel following. Fortunately the cars weie moving slowly else his arm had been cut off. He was taken to the office of Drs. Chenoweth and Jones where it was found that his injuries were .only bruiees but ha will not be able -to work for sometime. ' " - " BREAKS ALL RECORDS. Farmers who have lived in Macon county for the last fifty years say that the present drought is without precedent in that time.' They declare that never within'.fifty years bas there been a fall season when there wrap so little rainfall. When esked if the long continued dry spell had injured ;the fall wheaVthe reply is that if the grain has already been seriously damaged it has at this time reached a point where but few days more of dry weather must certainly prac-itcally ruin it. TRCEBLOOD DECLINES. Rev. H. W. Trueblood of Kearney Neb., who was recenty selected -by Elder King to take charge of the United Brethren church here has written that be cannot - accept. The people at Kearney desire him to remain there and he will do so. He, will however preach at both services to-morrow. Sorimz- I field Register. , WIN THE ROAD RACE MUELLER'S WAGON WINS A SPECIAL Prize Offered by the Times-Herald for a Run From Chicago to Waukegan and ReturnMurderer Holmes Found Guilty at Philadelphia Nice, Easy Game of Foot ball A Supreme Court Deiision on the Australian Ballot Law. The motor cycle race which bad been arranged by the Times-Herald of Chicago, did not take place yesterday, according to the program mapped out- The judges selected determined that the big contest should be postponed until Thanksgiving day for the reaEon that many of the men who had entered vehicles had not been able to complete tbem. Among the number was the Wayne Co. of this city. Mr. Wayne had designed a wagon but was not able to finish it and declined to start in the race unless bis wagon was finished. Like all the others who were struggling for tho big prize offered by the paper he wanted to be certain that his vehicle was worthy of going into the contest. The judges realized that the American inventors had not time enough to get in shape and consequently they wete inclined to postpone the race. They wanted, however, to fix up a contest for the owners of motor wagons who were on the ground and they offered a purse of $500. Speaking about the matter the Times-Herald said yesterday : ' Yielding to the petition of more than a score of manufacturers and inventors who have entered ia the motocycle contest, the judges decided yesterday afternoon to postpone the race until Thanksgiving day, November 28. "To those manufacturers who are now on hand and ready to comptto tbo judges offered a special prize ol $500, which wil be contested for to-day by all who desire to make an exhibition run from Chicago' to Waukegan and return. It is stipulated that all contestants shall appear at 8 o'clock this morning at the ' junction of Midway Plaisance and Jackson Park and proceed to the corner of Fifty-fifth boulevard and Halstcad street, where they will be started by tho judges. They will proceed over the course as originally outlined and the $500 will be divided among those who finish at Grant monument in Lincoln Park. "The H. Mueller & Co. motocycle, of Decatur, 111., and the Charles E. Duryea motocycle, of Springfield, Mass., will make the run. The Kane-Pennington Co. of Racine, Wis, and the Morris & Salom Co. of Philadlephia, will start several moto-cycles, but do not intend to make the entire course." HOLMES FOUND GUILTY. The Jury Return a Verdict After Being Out a Short Time. Philadelphia, Nov. 2. The jury in the Holmes case, a Iter being out a few minutes, brought in a verdict of guilty of .murder in the first degree. TIGERS WON. The Princeton Men Defeat Yale After a Rough Game Yale Wins From West Point Princeton, Nov. 2. The Princeton team won from Harvard to-day after an exciting game. The score was 12 to 4. Eight players were injured and both the captains had to retire from tho game. Leas had bis collar bone broken and Brewers bad his ankle severely twisted. Yale Defeats West Point. -West Point, Nov. 2. The Yale team won from the cadets by a score of 24 to 4. The game was played in a blinding snow storm. A Fight Threatened. ; Hot Springs, Nov. 2. George Siler, who had been mentioned as the referee for the Corbett-Fitzsimmons Sght, received a tele gram that the battle would be brought off in private either to-night or to morrow morning. PARKER WAS ELECTED. A Supreme Court Decision on the Election Law. The much talked of, and generally abused, Australian ballot law has at last been given an official opinion by the high-1 est court in the state the supreme, and the question Is settle in a clear, tsoncise and satisfactory. , manner. Ko trouble should hereafter be experienced In'How to vote," if the opinion handed down by the su preme court, Friday is carefully considered and adhered to. During the last general election. Robert W. Crr, c'emociat, ntid i3i."i Nion S. White, republican, were opponents for the office of superintei-dent of schools of Christian county, and the result was so close that the same was thrown into the hands of the can vassing board of Christian county. They decided that Mr. Orr bad received the majority of votes cast, after throwing out nu merous votes that were decided illegally cast Miss White, through her counsel. Norman N. Parker, took an appeal to the county court and filed a petition for a recount of the ballot, which was ailowed, and the result show id that Mr. Orr received a majority of one. A second appeal was tak?n. to the supreme court this time. Before that tribunal Mr. Parker claimed the voteillegal, holding that certain; ballots were defective, insisting that the Australian ballot law required a "cross" to be made in the "square" opposite the name of the person to be voted for, and that that law was mandatory uid that ballots not thus marked were illegal and should not be counted. The counsel of Mr. Orr held that the law was simply directory, and that ballots masked in any way, so as to clearly indicate the intention of the voter, if regular in other respects, and which did not destroy the secrecy of the ballot, were valid and should be counted, and on this rested his case. The eopreme couit sustained the argument of the counsel of Mr. Orr and decided that he had bean legally elected to the office in question, holding that the clearly expressed intention of the voter, when duly ascertained, must prevail. As this is the f.ist opinion of the kind from the supreme court of this state, it will bo of some interest and great importance in future elections; especially to judges of elections in arriving at any difficulty that might arise. CONTRACT SIGNED. Yesterday tho contract between the city and the street railway company relative to the erection and uses of the transfer house on Lincoln square, was signed and made effective. Mayor Conklin and Clerk Hayes signed the agreement in behalf of the city and D. S.Shellabargcr for the street railway company also signed the agreement Tho general terms are pieetty well known by reason of the fact that there was for a time a small prospect that there would be a suit fo stop the city from further proceedings in the matter. The contract reserves to the city the right to revoke the agreement at any time that the street company fails in any way to fully comply with the provisions imposed. The city is fully protected in the matter and the contract is to endure during the life of the present street railway franchise. FIXING FOR CALL BELLS. The Western Union bas a force of men here and will at once commence the work of putting in a system of call bells and it is the intention to make it the most complete of any thing of the kind ever attempted here. There will be at least twenty-five boxes. They will be distributed among the grain men and the other big patrons of the company and it will be made possible for the company to send a messenger on call to any big patron. The telegraph companies which have been brought into competition here are now bustling for all the business in sight. The Postal Cc is also putting in call bells and striving to pet a shars of the business. The new company has one wire into the city .and within a short time tbey will have the second ore f o that they can take care of everything which comes their way. . : . HAD A NARROW ESCAPE. George Paxton, who works in the wholesale grocery house of the Young Bros. A Maris Co., had a narrow escape from serious injury yesterday and the wonder to those who witnessed the affair is that he got away without any broken bones. With other employes of the house be was engaged in pulling a heavily laden truck of canned goods into the bouse from tbe cars. The crossbar of the truck broke and the load fell upon Paxton in an indiscriminate sort of way but luckily he was not injured beyond sustaining a few severe bruises. There was nearly a ton of canned goods on the truck at the time and the large portion of tbem fell on Ji:'i. he got out without even a fracture of a single bone. ' ' DEOATUB TEMPLE MEETS. u ' One new member was added to Dceatur Juvenile Temple No. 180, yesterday afternoon - at their meeting. The death ' of Trenna Wise was announced and appropri-' ate resolutions adopted. This is tbe second death among the members of the temple. Tbe installation of officers was postponed until next Saturday on account of sickness of membeis. The program included a piano solo by Alpha Midkiff, which was heartily encored. The benefit for tbe Or phans' Home will net about $20 after all expenses are paid. The following committees were appointed : Pioram, Clar ence Virgil?, Flossie Abel, Nellie Acker- man, Edna Erame and Willie Pennbal- legon ; absent members, Mae A. Williams, Flint Collirs, Mabel Scanlan, Pansy Eich-inger aid Frank Hunter. NEARLY COMPLETED. Tbe new corn mill in the east cod Is nearly completed and it is expected that within the next two weeks it will be in shape to fccgin grinding corn. . The work of putting the machinery in plaee'is now. in progress. Tbe east end seems to be having a boom at this time. Tbe new mill just being completed; tbe Mattes brick yard and tbe elevator which tbe L D. A W. will build will make a little town in themselves and will be tbe cause of -a number f families moving to that section. CLEANING THE STREETS. Snnprintendent Alexander baa a force of mm at work at the rj resent time cleaning the paved streets of the city. Tbe force operated on North Main street yesterday. It is tbo Intention to get over tbe streets if mmibld before the winter weather sets in. Superintendent Alexander says that it win be tbe last cleaning that tbey will get this year. TRADED PROPERTY. Enos Kcppler has traded bis residence property at 128 Eat Decatur etreet o a man named Kemp, from Maroa, taking in exchange a bouse and lot cm Eat William street into which be moved yesterday.

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