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of public works, as aforesaid; provided, however, that no public sewer, gas main or public water pipe shall ever be disturbed.
Section ry. The work necessary to carry out the pro- Work to be comvisions of this ordinance shall be commenced within sixty pleted by Dec.
31, 1893. days after its passage and publication, and completed by the 31st day of December, 1893.
Section 8. All provisions of an ordinance passed March 25, 1889, entitled, “An ordinance to authorize the Wisconsin Telephone Company to lay and maintain under ground cables and wires, and for other purposes," so far as they conflict with the provisions of this ordinance, are hereby modified and repealed.
Passed October 19, 1891.
XXVII.-WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO.
3-AN ORDINANCE To authorize the Western Union Telegraph Company to
maintain lines of aerial cables over, across and along certain alleys and streets in the city of Milwaukee.
The mayor and common council of the city of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:
Section 1. The Western Union Telegraph Company, Aerial cables its successors and assigns, is hereby authorized and authorized in empowered to erect and maintain all necessary telegraph
certain districts. poles, and to construct, maintain and use thereon lines of aerial cables over, across and along the following alleys and streets, to-wit:
In the alley between East Water and Broadway, from Michigan street south to Detroit street; thence on and along Detroit street westward to the river, over and across intersecting streets.
In the same alley from the south side of Michigan street northward to Martin street, thence westward to East Water street, over and across intersecting streets and alleys.
On Fowler street, from the river westward to West Water street, thence south to the Menominee river.
On South Water street, from the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul right-of-way westward to Reed street, thence south on Reed street to Oregon street, thence east on Oregon street in Barclay street, over and across intersecting streets and alleys.
Poles-kind of and how erected.
Section 2. The poles authorized to be erected by the first section of this ordinance shall be of the usual size of telegraph poles and shall be placed on the outer edge of the sidewalk and no two poles shall be erected within eighty (80) feet of each other, and shall not interfere with any lamp post or other posts now authorized to be maintained on or along the street or sidewalk.
City to have free transmission of messages to amount of $400 annually.
Section 3. In consideration whereof, the Western L'nion Telegraph Company agrees to issue, so long as this ordinance remains in force, to such officers of the city of Milwaukee as may be designated by the mayor thereof, annual franks authorizing the free transmission over any of the lines of the telegraph company in the United States oi messages relating strictly to the corporate business of the city of Milwaukee, to an amount not exceeding four hundred ($400) dollars per annum. The tolls on all such messages shall be calculated at the regular commercial day rates of the telegraph company between the points at which such messages originate and the points to which they may be destined, and the said city of Milwaukee agrees to pay to the telegraph one-half of the aforesaid tolls on all such messages in excess of four hundred ($400) dollars. Accounts shall be rendered and settlements made yearly.
Time of commencement and completion of work.
Section 4. Within thirty days from the passage of this ordinance the said Western Union Telegraph Company shall commence the construction of the lines, poles and cables herein authorized by section i of this ordinance, and said work shall be completed within ninety days thereafter.
Wires and poles to be removed.
Section 5. Within thirty days from the completion of the work of construction of the lines, poles and cables hereby authorized, the said Western Union Telegraph Company shall remove from the streets and places hereinafter named all of its poles and wires now located therein, that is to say, along East Water street from the river northward to Michigan street; on Broadway from the river northward to Mason street; on Jefferson street from the river northward to Michigan street; on Huron from Beach street to Broadway; on Michigan street from Broadway to East Water street; on Menominee street from Jackson street to Broadway; on Erie street from Broadway to East Water street; on South Water street from Florida street to Ferry street; on Oregon street from South Water street to Barclay street; on Mason street from Broadway to East Water street; on City Hall Square from Mason street to Oneida street; on Market street from Oneida to Biddle street; on Biddle street from Market street to East Water street; on East Water street from Biddle street to Martin street; on West Water street from Fowler street to State street; on Third street from State street to Poplar street.
Section 6. Nothing herein contained shall in any man- Right to order ner affect the right which the city may now have to compel further removals
reserved. said company, its successors or assigns, to remove entirely from the streets, alleys and public grounds of said city its wires, poles, cables or other appliances.
Passed December 28, 1891.
To amend an ordinance entitled "An ordinance to author
ize the Western Union Telegraph Company to maintain lines of aerial cables over, across and along certain alleys and streets in the city of Milwaukee.
The mayor and common council of the city of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:
Section 1. Section I of the ordinance named in the title hereof is hereby amended by striking out the third paragraph of the same and by inserting in lieu thereof the following: "In the same alley from the south side of Michigan street northward to Martin street; thence westerly along Martin street to the alley running north and south between East Water street and Market street; thence northerly through the alleys running through
blocks 57, 58 and 152 to the north line of Knapp street; thence westerly along the north line of Knapp street to East Water street.
Passed April 11, 1892.
XXVIII-MILWAUKEE TELEGRAPH CO.
mayor and common council of the city of Milwau
kee do ordain as follows: Right granted to
Section 1. The Milwaukee Telegraph Company of construct wires Milwaukee, a corporation organized under and by virtue for light, heat, etc. of the laws of Wisconsin, having its principal office in
Milwaukee, its successors and assigns, is hereby authorized to construct and maintain in the streets, alleys, tunnels and public grounds of the city of Milwaukee, a line or lines of wire or other electric conductors, to be used for the transmission of electricity generated and supplied by the Westinghouse or Western Electric Company's system of arc and the Westinghouse system of incandescent lighting, or such other system as the common council may approve, for the purpose of furnishing light, heat, power
and signals. Lines, how con
Section 2. The lines in the districts hereinafter named, structed and except loops to lamps, whenever they pass in any part of placed.
any street or alley, in the direction of such street or alley, shall be under ground. When they cross any alley they shall be under ground, unless permission be given by the board of public works to have them strung overhead. Whenever such lines are carried over private buildings of any sort they shall be supported at least nine feet clear from the roofs of such buildings, and whenever carried over other private property they shall be constructed in such a manner as shall be satisfactory to the board of public works and chief of the fire department. They shall in all cases be properly insulated and all loops to buildings shall be supplied with switches, at least one to
every half block, arranged so that firemen can cut off the current in case of fire. Whenever said company shall Plans for extendesire to extend its lines in any of said districts over or
approved. along any street or alley of said city, it shall prepare a plan showing the mode of extension proposed, and submit the same to the chief of the fire department and board of public works, who shall, if they approve the same, endorse their approval thereon, and the same shall be filed with the city clerk. If they do not approve such plan, they shall make such modification thereof as they deem proper and approve the same as modified, and the same as modified shall be filed with the city clerk, and such extension shall be made agreeably to the plan so approved and shall be constructed under the supervision of the board of public works, or such other officer or department of the city government as may hereafter be designated by ordinance or by law to perform this said duty, or the duties of said board of public works.
East Water street, North Water street to Milwaukee street, Michigan street, Wisconsin street, Broadway, Erie street, Juneau avenue, all entire, Milwaukee street entire, and the district bounded east by Milwaukee street from river northwardly to river, then following river to place of beginning. All streets and alleys in the Third ward.
Grand avenue entire, State street from river to Twentieth; Chestnut street from river to Twentieth; Winnebago street from Chestnut to Vliet; Vliet street from Winnebago to Twentieth; Galena street from Third to Twentieth; West Water street entire; Second street entire; Third street entire; Twelfth street entire, and the district bounded by Fourth street from Fowler street north to Reservoir avenue, thence east to the river, thence following the river south to Fowler street, thence west to place of beginning. Also the district bounded as follows: The Milwaukee river on the east, Twelfth street (inclusive) on the west, Fowler street on the south, and Cedar street on the north.
Clinton street to National avenue; Reed street entire; Grove street to Greenfield avenue; National avenue entire; Florida street entire; Lake street entire; and the