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and proper, for the use of said tracks and roadbeds, due reference being had always in fixing the same to the amount and character of the use to be made thereof, and in case of a failure of either of said persons or corporations to appoint a suitable person within said time, the mayor of the city of Milwaukee shall appoint a suitable person to act for and on behalf of the person or corporation failing to so nominate and appoint an arbitrator, and the compensation as fixed and determined for the use of said tracks and roadbeds by such arbitrators or a majority of them, shall be final and conclusive. The award of the arbitrators shall describe the character and the amount of the use to be made, as well as the compensation therefor, and shall be filed with the city clerk, and be preserved by him in his office; such compensation shall be subject to revision from time to time on similar application made by either party, if the character or the extent of the joint use of the roadbed becomes materially changed or affected, and in such case it may be revised either by agreement or arbitration as before provided.

Section 4. The tracks of said railway shall be of a gauge of four feet eight and one-half inches, and shall not be elevated above the surface of the street, and shall be laid with modern improved rails in such a manner that carriages and other vehicles can easily and properly cross said streets, and as near together as practicable. The said corporation, its successors and assigns, shall keep in good and thorough repair, at its own cost and charge, so much of all the streets upon which said railway may be operated as lies between the two outside rails and one foot therefrom toward the curb lines of the same material of which the street may be composed at the time when any such repairs shall become necessary—the necessity of such repairs to be determined by the board of public works, and the said repairs shall be made within twenty-four hours after notice to do such work has been given by the board of public works; the said Milwaukee City Railway Company failing to do such work within the prescribed time of twenty-four hours, then said board of public works is hereby authorized and directed to cause such repairs to be made at the expense of said railway company and shali save harmless the said city from any loss or damage which it may incur or become liable for by reason of the malfeasance or non-feasance of said grantee, its successors or

assigns, in respect to the duties in this ordinance imposed upon it.

Section 5. The city of Milwaukee reserves the right to alter and amend this ordinance and to regulate the time of running of and the rate of speed at which cars shall be run on the tracks hereinbefore authorized to be laid and operated.

Section 6. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Passed March 30, 1888.

Operation by elec

tricity.

109—AN ORDINANCE Granting certain rights to the Milwaukee City Railroad

Company, to the Cream City Railroad Company and to the West Side Railroad Company respectively, and amending the respective ordinances granting them certain rights in the city of Milwaukee.

The mayor and common council of the city of Milwaukee, do ordain as follows:

Section 1. The Milwaukee City Railroad Company, its successors and assigns, is hereby authorized to operate its street railway cars by means of power produced by electricity conducted upon wires suspended over and above its tracks and along the streets where it is now authorized to maintain a street railroad, or upon which it may be hereafter authorized to maintain a street railroad; and the said Milwaukee City Railroad Company is hereby authorized to erect and maintain the necessary plant, machinery and power house for the purpose of generating such electric power, and is also authorized to erect and maintain in and along the public streets of the city of Milwaukee and under the Milwaukee river, or any other river in said city, the necessary poles, wires, cables and fixtures for the purpose of conducting and applying the power to be used as aforesaid, subject to the restrictions hereinafter contained.

Section 2. The West Side Railroad Company, its successors and assigns, is hereby authorized to operate its street railway cars by means of power produced by electricity conducted upon wires suspended over and above its tracks and along the streets where it is now authorized to maintain a street railroad, or upon which it may be hereafter authorized to maintain a street railroad; and the said West Side Railroad Company, its successors and assigns, is hereby authorized to erect and maintain the necessary plant, machinery and power houses for the purpose of generating such electric power, and is also authorized to erect and maintain in and along the public streets of the city of Milwaukee and under the Milwaukee river, or any other river in this city, the necessary poles, wires, cables and fixtures for the purpose of conducting and applying the power to be used as aforesaid, subject to the restrictions hereinafter contained.

Section 3. The Cream City Railroad Company, its successors and assigns, is hereby authorized to operate its street railway cars by means of power produced by electricity conducted upon wire suspended over and above its tracks, and along the streets where it is now authorized to maintain a street railway, or upon which it may be hereafter authorized to maintain a street railroad; and the said Cream City Railroad Company is hereby authorized to erect and maintain the necessary plant, machinery and power houses for the purpose of generating such electric power; and is also authorized to erect and maintain in and along the public streets of the city of Milwaukee and under the Milwaukee river, or any other river in said city, the necessary poles, wires, cables and fixtures for the purpose of conducting and applying the power to be used as aforesaid, subject to the restrictions hereinafter contained.

Section 4. All poles erected by any such street railway company to carry the wires of such electric railway shall be constructed of iron in a neat, ornamental manner, and shall always be kept neatly painted by the respective street railway company erecting the same, and all such poles shall be set inside the curb line and shall not be set at a less distance than one pole in every 125 feet, except at the intersection of streets, and the wires to be strung thereon shall be not less than 18 feet above the surface of the street. Should any street railway company aforesaid use, in connection with said system any supplemental or feeder wires, such supplemental or feeder wires shall be laid underground, and all wires used to conduct electric current for the purpose aforesaid shall be constructed with a return parallel metallic circuit; and all work hereby authorized shall be done to the satisfaction of the board of public works of the said city of Milwaukee.

Section 5. The work of construction under the provisions of this ordinance shall be commenced by each street railway company aforesaid in good faith within three months after the passage and publication of this ordinance. And if either or any of the street railway companies aforesaid shall fail to complete the work aforesaid, and to operate by electricity alone the street railway cars upon its entire road by the 31st day of December, A. D. 1890, that then and in such case each street railway company aforesaid so failing to complete its respective road and operate its railway cars thereon by electricity as aforesaid, shall forfeit all rights and privileges granted hereunder, and the board of public works is hereby authorzied, and it shall be their duty to remove said poles and wires without further action from the common council.

Passed October 14, 1889.

Windlake avenue.

132—AN ORDINANCE To authorize the Milwaukee City Railway Company to

extend its tracks on Windlake avenue and on Fourth avenue.

The mayor and common council of the city of Milwaukee, do ordain as follows:

Section 1. The Milwaukee City Railway Company is hereby authorized to extend its tracks by a double track with all the necessary and convenient tracks for turn-outs, connections, side-tracks, switches and turn-tables, from its present road at the intersection of Windlake avenue and Fourth avenue southwesterly along Windlake avenue to the city limits. Also from its present road at the intersection of Washington street and Fourth avenue along Fourth avenue to its present road at the intersection of Fourth avenue and Greenfield avenue.

Section 2. The tracks hereby authorized shall be constructed, kept, maintained, used and operated in the same manner and upon the same conditions now provided by ordinances of the city with reference to the tracks of said company already laid on Fourth avenue, and subject to

such reasonable rules and regulations as the common council may hereafter prescribe.

Section 3. Those portions of said railway hereby authorized shall be built and regularly operated by the 30th day of June, A. D. 1891.

Passed July 28, 1890.

166-AN ORDINANCE To authorize the Milwaukee City Railway Company to

extend its tracks.

The mayor and common council of the city of Milwaukee do ordain as follows: Section 1. The Milwaukee City Railway Company is

Wright, Twentyhereby authorized to extend its railway by a double track, fourth, Bismarck with all the necessary switches and turn-tables, from its

and Center

streets. present terminus on Wright street westerly on Wright street to its intersection with Twenty-fourth street, thence north on Twenty-fourth street to Bismarck street, thence northwesterly on Bismarck street to Center street, thence westerly on Center street to the city limits.

Passed August 25, 1890.

168—AN ORDINANCE To amend an ordinance entitled an ordinance granting

certain rights to the Milwaukee City Railroad Company, to the Cream City Railroad Company and to the West Side Railroad Company respectively, and amending the respective ordinances granting them certain rights in the city of Milwaukee, passed October 14, 1889.

The mayor and common council of the city of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Section 1. Section 5 of said ordinance is hereby amended by striking out the following words, "December, A. D. 1890, where they appear in said section, and inserting in lieu thereof the following words, to-wit: “May, A. D. 1891."

Passed September 8, 1890.

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