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The Last Council Meeting.

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The membera of the council at the meeting on Monday night seemed to be the "men af raid of their shadow. " The electric light question was again reopened to the committee after an attempt to turn the contract over to the Ann Arbor Thompson-Houston electric oompany on a one-year contract, Alderman Brown moving that the Porter bid, the second lowest, and assigned to the Aun Arbor company, be accepted. Nine bids were received f or $30, 000 sewer bonds, the highest premium oft'ered being $114. On motion of Alderman Coon the Street commissioner was directed to cut down the weeds on the College Hill addition. This resolution gave rise to a number of sarcastic remarks as to appointing a guide for the street commissioner and other facetious remarks. Attention was called to a general resolution that tüe street comruissioner have the weeds cut all over the city. Aldermen Allmendinger and Taylor and President Hiscock voted against the f avoring of College Hill addition. Another resolution for the benefit of the street commissioner was introduced by Alderman Koch that the street commissioner distribute the team work and not favor certain individuals. Alderman Snyder, prefacinghis remarks bysaying he had ref used work, told of otber teamsters not having a bit of work in two years, while otbers had steady work ever since the street commissioner was in office. A claim of ArthurSweetfor temporal and permanent infernal and external injuries aniounting to $2,500, medical attendance $70, medicine $5, watchers $4 and incideutals $35, was read and referred to the finance committee. The ordinance grauting the franchise to the electrio railwayto make extensions was postponed for one week, Alderman Butterfield opposing the extensions on North State street. An innocent looking resolution was passed fixing the height of the Michigan Central bridge at the iutersection of Beakes and Broadway at 18 feet, a drop of four feet from its present height. The claim of sewer contractor Herman Hutzel was again referred to the board of public works. Dr. J. A. Dell was granted permission to have a saw dust rink in Felch park for the benefit of the cbildren riding bis Shetland ponies.


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