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374 JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE Jan 11 1888 Ordered that Timothy Ryan be granted permission to blast at Corner of Madison & Sixth Streets for a period of ten (10) days said Ryan to the personally responsible for any damages that may occur by reason of such blasting. Committtee Reports Rec'd From Street Committee & Judiciary Committee to whom was referred the surveyor's final estimate on the North end of Seventh Street report that they have remeasured the lumber used on said street street with the following result. Quantity used as estimated by City Surveyor 321,296 feet. Quantity as estimated by your Committee 322,871 or a difference of 1575 ft. in favor of the Contractor Mr. Wilson. Adopted. On motion the matter of Madison Street grade at north end said street is re-referred to the Street & Judiciary Comittees with power to employ other surveyors and to take evidence if considered necessary. Ordered that the Council do now adjourn. Attest W R Forrest Clerk Approved Thomas T Minor Mayor Jan 20 1888 Be it remembered that on this 20th day of January AD 1888, the Common Council of the City of Seattle meets in its Council Chamber pursuant to law. The following offices are present, to wit: His Honor the Mayor Thomas T Minor & Councilment J. Furth, J. M. Frink, Joseph Green, T. W. Lake, U R Niesz, R Russell C J Reitze & W R Forrest Clerk. Whereupon the following proceedings are had, to wit: Petitions etc Petition of H H Dearborn & Co &others for extending

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375 COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE Jan 20 1888 Grant Street Plank Road to a connection with South Sixth Street, read and referred to Street Committee. Petition of John Forbes for the return of certain license money, read & referred to Committee on Licenses & Revenue. Petition of J P Smith for permission to remove the wreck of the Steamer Mississippi read and tabled. Communication from Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade requesting the Council to pass a resolution protesting against the passage of the bill for the division of King County, read, and the Mayor authorized to telegraph the King County representatives at Olympia to use every effort to defeat said bill. The Mayor being called away calls Councilman Furth to the chair. Report from Chief of the Fire Department read and referred to the Comittee on Fire and Water Committee Reports Rec'd From Committee on Fire & Water on Petition of W A Perry & J H Kennedy, engineers, for an increase of salary recommending that the pay of said engineers be increased to $82.50 per month. Adopted. From same Committee on the report of the Chief of the Fire Department as follows we find the fire slips in fair condition and would not recommend any further outlay at present than is recommend in the report of the Harbor & Wharves Committee. We recommend that the purchasing agent be authorized to procure suitable and sufficient suction hose for the use of the Fire Department. We do not recommend the employment of a driver and a tillerman nor the purchase of hoses for the new turn table truck at

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376 JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE Jan 20 1888 present. We would recommend that the Fire Warden report to the City Attorney for prosecution all persons found violating the City ordinances by throwing rubbish ashes embers or coals in the streets and alleys of the city. Report adopted. From the Committee on Harbor and Wharves as follows: We recommend that the incline at the foot of Washington Street be repaired by bolting through caps and stringers down into piers, and that an office 12 x 15 one story high be built for the use of the harbor master at the foot of Washington Street, also the necessary furniture and a boat be provided for his use. We would also recommend that two anchors, chains and floats be placed in the Harbor under the direction of the Harbor Master for the use of vessels in the Harbor. Also that the purchasing agent be instructed to furnish to the Harbor Master all stationery and other necessary articles for his use." From the special Committee to whom was referred the matter of locating an avenue curving along or near the deep waterline of the Mud Flats of Elliot's Bay as follows: Your Committee beg to report that they have investigated the matter; have conversed with many on the subject who have great interest in the welfare of the City and its many industries, and find that all appear to be heartily in favor of such an avenue being located at this time. Also, that all agree as to the general location of this avenue, that is, as near as practicable, a curved line from 600 to 1000 feet from deep water line. The starting point being the most important point your committee with its limited instructions, had to consider, and as to which they would recommend the present southern terminus of South Second Street. Your committee would also recommend that, as the lines of the Avenue [cannot?] will be specifically located without taking some soundings at the time piles are being drivers, that the matter for refund back

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377 COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE Jan 30 1888 to the Committee or some other Committee with power to act and have a line of piles driven on each side of proper distances marking an avenue to be 200 feet wide." Report adopted, and the matter referred back to the special Committee with power to act in accordance with their recommendations. From the Committee on Street lights granting the petition of H J Stanton and others for street lights on corner of 9th & Howell 9 & Stewart, 10th & Stewart 10th & Virginia 11th & Virginia Streets the same to be of sixteen (16) candle power on wooden posts. Adopted. From Committee on Streets granting the petition of F. H. McKowin and others for planking Temperance Street from Mercer Street to Roy Street a distance of one block. Adopted. From Committee on License & Revenue on petition of John Forbes for the return of certain license money to the effect that no rebate can be allowed unless both parties join in the request. Adopted. Licenses Ordered Issued. Morgan & Prosser, O. N. Morse, John Johnson, Hahn and Engelman, Forbes & Roberts, Harmes & Dickman, Bockman & Kitzil. The vote upon issuing said licenses is as follows, to wit: In favor of the same Frink, Green, Lake, Niesz Russell & Reitze. Against none. Licenses Referred. W B Brown Miscellaneous The appraisers hereafter appointed to act in the matter of the opening and extension of Natches and Republican streets having failed to qualify and act by reason of

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378 JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE [?] 30 1888 the illness of D. T. Denny esq. one of said appraisers: It is ordered that M. R. Galloway having hereafter been appointed to act on behalf of the owners of property condemned is reappointed to act in their behalf; and L. B. Andrews having been hereafter appointed to act on behalf of the owner of property benefited is reappointed to act in their behalf: whereupon the acting Mayor appoints Geo Kinnear to act as such appraiser on behalf of the city. The Chairman of the Fire & Water Committee submits plans for a new style of hydrant. On motion the same are referred back to the Committee with instructions to compare the same with other plans and submit estimate of cost. Ordered that F. Hochbrunn be granted one week further time to blast stumps from Block "Q" Denny's 6th Addition. Ordered that the Street Commissioner be instructed to work all prisoners in the city jail in the street chain gang; The ironing of said prisoners to be left to the discretion of the Street Commissioner. Ordered that the Plat of Rengstorf's Addition to the City of Seattle be approved. The City Atty. submits a report approving deed given by H L Yesler dedicating a portion of Mill Street. Ordered that Councilmen Russell City Clerk Forrest be appointed a special committee to confer with H. L. Yesler Esq in regard to straightening South Eleventh Street. Ordinances An ordinance

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