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LESS FICTION READ. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
LESS FICTION READ. Pel haps the most interesting feature connected with the use of library books Is that there hns beon a dropping off lu tho proportion of fiction in circulation. Last sear books of lipllon formed CO per cent of nil those taken out of tho library. Tills scar the percentage of fiction 56.93, » falling off of o\or 3 per cent. To state the case another way, there havo been 8,000 more volumes of non-ilctlou circulated the past year than the sear previous. , . , This fact is attributed by the Ilbraiian to two causes. The first of these Is the opening of tho Juvenile reading room. This Is an hilic. allon Introduced by Miss Parhani and tho year just closing Is'the (Irst complete year in which it has been operated. There woio 3,000 volumes circulated in the juvenile department the past year more than the yeai bcfoie. The children's reading room has proved popular hej'oud all cMiectatlous. School teachers and parentb ot childieu havo'glvcn many expressions of approval of the...
NEW BOOKS AND READERS. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
NEW BOOKS AND READERS. Theie have been 1,600 new volumes added to the library the past year. ' About 1,500 new readers have taken out cardb, hhowing tho giadual bpicad of the library's influence. ' 1 Among the lecommcndations for impioveiuent ill the coming year, the chief one Is some arrangement to provide moro shelf room. The library is now crowded and it will soon become absolutely Imperative to have more shelving. Plans to provide this will be discussed in connection with the annual reports. With tho close cf bchools and tho end of tho club bCason the circulation drops from 10,000 to 7,000, leaving at once 3,000 moio volumes to bo cared for In the library. Reference is made to the addition of the German department during the year, it having proved n popular feature among German leaders. On th whole the past sear has been a very prosperous one at the public library, whose usefulness Is constantly increasing. ' ' I I
Deaconess Aid Social. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
Deaconess Aid Social. —The Deaconess Aid Society held a social yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. W. Blrney oa West Market street. There were about flity "people present. Miss Jefferson, superintendent of the Deaconess hospital, made a report on the wo:k done there. Rev. James Shaw made a short speech. A vocal solo with! a guitar accompaniment was sung by Miss Dalßy Cooper, who also gave a recitation. Nellie Damon also sang a solo. The rooms of the residence were profusely decorated with pink and white peonies. A dainty lunch was served. The afternoon was a most pleasant one.
Mrs. and Miss McCurdy Receive. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
Mrs. and Miss McCurdy Receive. —Mrs. H. S. McCurdy and Miss Laura McCurdy of 414 East Grove stieet, entertained ladles yesterday afternoon. The hours were from 2 to 4 and from 4 to 0 and dutlng those hours the residence was .filled by a merry paity. The rooms were decoiuted with white and yellow .roses and 250 guests were entertained. The occasion was ami unusually pleasant one.
May Have a Circus. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
May Have a Circus. —Bloomingtou's own circus, otherwise kuonn as Kennedy Bios, is again back in central Illinois, after making a tour ot the south during the winter. One day thia week it showed at Clinton. Mr. Kennedy was in the city yesterday and hopes to bo able to bring his aggregation here during the jubilee carnival. '
A Malicious Act. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
A Malicious Act. —Roy Waltz is a messenger boy at the Postal Telegiaph office. Yesterday he was riding on his wheel on West Grovo street, between Low and the ralhoad, when a colored boy ran out and threw a stick through his&gt; wheel. Waits was thrown violently to the ground and his hand sprained very badly. '
Miss Evans' Recital. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
Miss Evans' Recital. —Yesterday afternoon at' Ari'je. chapel, the piano pupils of Miss Evans, assisted by a number of pupils of the violin and vocal departments of the College ot Music, gave one of tho most pleasing pronranira.es of tho year. The playing ot all' the performers rellected great credit on both themselves and their teachers.
Gay With a Gun. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
Gay With a Gun. —Thomas Zorack was over on the west side last night. He got drunk and commenced firing blank cartridges on West Chestnut street. Tho police were notified of his capers, and b&lt;&gt; wjs promptly arrested and locked up. Ho spent several hours before going to sleep at the city hall, in giving vent to his joy to song.
MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS. rropnsltlon for Lighting Uutlimu District , Sot .\cci'|itcd-Montlil.v;Jte|H&gt;rls of - - " Clt&gt; Otlleert. -* • I) '.j —Tho meeting of iho city council last night was de\old ot iiueiostlng features, ,the business being all of a "tontine character. Aids. Hollmul and Smith wero the only members not present. „,The light committeo, to whom was referred the communication from the Consumers' lloat nml Light Compnuy, with reference to supplying light for the business poition ot the city by means ot nrc lights to be pjlaced by tho citj and to be supplied with current by the company, reported upon tho matter. Tho report stated time tho maintaining of lwcnty-ll\c such lights would piobably cost tho city ?1,500 additions! for the soar and tho expense of maintaining the preseut system would not bo lessened materially. Tho city would bo obliged to cross the section thus cut out by means of cables In order to connect with the portions at the system lying beyo...
FEWER POLES. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
FEWER POLES. Tho same committee reported 011 tho petition from the street railway company, the Bloomington Electric Light Compan&gt; and the Citizens' Una Light and Healing Company, asking tor permission to rocoustiuct their lines on West stieet. The change will lessen the poles without Incicasiug the numbor of wires. It will peimlt of Improving tho service of the Chestnut and WCbl Washington street cai linos and allow of the sepaiallug of the lighting sen ice of tho business distiict from the outlying dlstilcts if necessary. Tho 10conctrucllon will not niter the relations of tho company in regard to the uudeigrouud oidinanco recently pussed The report lecoinuiended that the petitions he granted. It was adopted. The report of tho city treasurer wflb presented. The receipts to Juno 4 were $31,659.95 In the general fund, and the dlsbmicmonts $61,655.91 i. Tho lihiaiy receipts wore $4,206.11. The balance in the general fund was $22,770.40; In the llbinry fund, $4,016.61.
A GOOD SHOWING. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
A GOOD SHOWING. The superintendent of building reported 25 new building permits and 15 lepali permits Issued. The fees collected were respectively $79.50 and $2l, making the total $100.50. The cost of the new buildings will bo $63,000 and of the improvements $5,170, malting a total of $71,760. The fire department answered 13 alarms during May. The losses 011 the buildings amounted to $1,033 and 011 the contents $2,090.10; total, $3,623.16. The expenses of the department wero $1,575.1C, leaving a balance In the fund of $20,424.31. The report of the city marshal showed 109 an ebts during May. Light was furnished for IC9 hours and 30 minutes.' Tho expenses of tho department wero $1,950.52. ' Thero wero.CO,SSS,OOO gallons of wator pumped. The expenses of the department wero $1,879 50, of which amount $591 was for the new coal house. The city engineer 1 sported that the Park and Beecher street sewer was completed, the coßt being $1,465.00. On th west slough sewer extension 500 feet have ...
SPECIAL POLICE. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
SPECIAL POLICE. Honry E. Kline wns" appointed a special policeman at the Klemm building and his bond appioved. A. £&gt;. Lucklnbill was appointed special pollcemnu nt the Weslcynn ball park. , The sidewalks committee rocommouded that no change be made in (he grade of tho sidewalk on Ihe south side of Chestnut street east from Main to the alley. The leport was adopted. The chairman also reported that tho walks on South Center street wero ln good condition. Tho city physician reported that under the ordinance it was his duty to make a monthly statement to tho council of the number ot deaths in tho city and tho number of bui ials lu tho cemeteries. As hitherto the issuing of death certificates has been lax it being sometimes three months before thlh was done he wns unable to make a report this month, but hoped to have things straightened out enough,to comply with the ordinance hereafter, as tho sentiment among tho undertakers and doctors was In favor of so doing. ': The water b...
TO REPAIR ASPHALT STREETS. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
TO REPAIR ASPHALT STREETS. The oily attorney road some leters received from the bondsmen of the Bofmudez Asphalt company In reference to making tepairs on the Momoe, Center and Elder stieet pavements. They stated that the company hod promised to do tha work at once. 1 '- The city attorney stated that George Bartwell and others wero protesting against tho delinquent taxes against propel ty for tho opening of Blssell street. Abram Brokaw was protesting against paying tor the sidewalk at tho corner of Market and Main streets, and the C. &amp; A., Big Four and Lake Drie railroads against the city ta\es 11s levied. Ho asked for iiibtiuctlons. The matter was referred to the judiciary committee and th eclty attorney with power to act. The taxes protested against by the railroads amount to about $1,200, and are mostly for the parks. The healings in all tho cases are to be before Judge Myers Tuesday. The following judges and clerks wore appointed for the special election for alderman...
PETITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
PETITIONS. Permission was given 10 tnko up the pavement at 2,10 js'orth Center street. Mr. M. A. Blown was given permission to remove a polo which ctood in the way -ot,a concrete walk to he built around his new building at the corner of Main and streets, the work to be done un- der Iho supervision of the sidewalks committee. A petition" from Adam Kehr for n low rato .!o peddle fruit was referred lo the , mayor', ? - . , f ,A,romonstranco against tho widening of .Fremont street was bent to the snouts and tillejs committee.
RESOLUTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Pantagraph — 8 June 1901
RESOLUTIONS. Tho following resolutions wero adopted: By Aid. Stautz—To lower tho Riado of iho walk ou the nest side of Main strict between Locust and Chestnut for n now concrete walk to bo Inld there. Adapted. To havo a' classing lepalred at Market street and Westorn avenue. Adopted. By Aid. Finnan—To have n wnlk lain In lionl of 105 South Low streot. Adopted. To have a crossing at Mason and Mill snoots repalrod. Adopted. By Aid. Bollcs—To hn\o a box drain put In nt 309 South Hast streot. Adopted. To have n dead Hoc lemoved fioni 301 South Low stieet. Adopted. ' , By AJd. Bowman—To have tup debris dumped l n Olive streot between Clinton and Clnjton street graded. Adopted. To lmto the streot commissioner cut the woods on tho lawn of Sl7 East Front street and the owner notified to clean out tho lot. Adopted. 1 J • By Aid. Itodgors—To have n hot drain put In nt tho corner of McGrogor stieot and CroMou avenue and that tho city act jointly with tho highway commissioners to put iho stieot...