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operation of street railway cars in the city of Milwaukee for and during the full term ending on the first day of July, 1924, upon the conditions that the said Cream City Railroad Company shall keep in good and substantial repair, at its own costs and expense, the roadbed lying between the two lines extending parallel with its tracks, and one foot therefrom towards the curb line, upon all the streets herein mentioned, with the same material at all times of which the street is composed at the time when such repairs shall become necessary.

Section 2. All acts and proceedings of the Cream City Railroad Company in building the lines along the streets hereinbefore mentioned so far as they are not in conflict with the conditions of this ordinance shall be considered as though the same had been done and performed under and in pursuance of original authority granted by the city of Milwaukee.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Passed January 16, 1888.

152-AN ORDINANCE

To authorize the extension of the tracks of the Cream City

Railway Company.

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

Section 1. There is hereby given and granted to the Cream City Railway Company, the assignee and successor of the Cream City Railroad Company, its successors and assigns, the right, perinission and authority to extend its lines of railway, by double or single track, and to maintain and operate a street railway upon and along the following streets and avenues, as follows: On Garfield avenue in said city from Island avenue to Holton street; thence north on Holton street to the city limits; also on Lee street from Holton street west to Richards street; also on Harmon street west from Island avenue to Third street; also on Walnut street west from Island avenue to Third street; also on National avenue from Clinton street west to Reed street; also on Superior street from Russell avenue in the Seventeenth ward to the

Garfield avenue.
Holton street.
Lee street.
Harmon street
Walnut street.
National avenue.
Superior street

nue.

south boundary line of the city. And that so much of an ordinance passed September 26, 1887, granting to said company the right to lay tracks, etc., on North avenue North avenue, and Richards street and Island avenue from Garfield Richards street

and Island aveavenue to North avenue, is hereby repealed.

Section 2. This grant, and the rights hereby given, Conditions. shall be subject to the terms and conditions contained in the ordinances under which said Cream City Railway Company, as the assignee and successor of said Cream City Railroad Company, named, maintains and operates its tracks and lines of street railway in this city.

Passed August 25, 1890.

196—AN ORDINANCE
To revoke certain rights granted by a certain ordinance to

the Cream City Railway Company on certain streets in
the city of Milwaukee.
The inayor and common council of the city of Mil-
waukee do ordain as follows:

Section 1. The right granted to the Cream City Rail- Garfield avenue. way Company, its successors and assigns, under an Holton street. ordinance passed August 25th, 1890, to extend its tracks and operate its road upon Garfield avenue, from Island avenue to Holton street, and on Holton street, from Garfield avenue to North avenue, is hereby repealed.

Section 2. The further provisions of an ordinance passed August 25, 1890, as follows: "And that so much of an ordinance passed September 26, 1887, granting the said company the right to lay and maintain tracks, etc., on North avenue and Richards street and on Island avenue, from Garfield avenue to North avenue,” is hereby repealed.

Passed October 26, 1891.

XVII.-WEST SIDE STREET RAILWAY.

AN ORDINANCE
To authorize the construction and operation of a certain

horse railway in the city of Milwaukee.

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

Streets on West side.

Section 1. There is hereby given and granted to John H. Tesch, John Plankinton, Samuel M. Green, Sherburne S. Merrill and Stephen A. Harrison, and to their successors and assigns, the exclusive right, permission and authority, to lay a single or double track for a railway, with all necessary and convenient tracks for turn-outs, side-tracks and switches, in and along the course of the streets in the city of Milwaukee, hereinafter mentioned, and the same to keep, maintain and use and to operate thereon railway cars and carriages in the manner and upon the conditions hereinafter provided, and for and during the full term of fifty years from the first day of July, 1874, and no longer.

Section 2. The said persons hereinbefore mentioned, their successors and assigns, are hereby authorized to lay a single or double track for such railways, and along the course of the following streets of the said city of Milwaukee, and to extend the same as follows: Commencing at the intersection of West Water and Spring streets, in the Fourth ward of said city, thence westerly along Spring street and Spring avenue to the west line of the city limits, and thence northerly along said west line of the city limits to the center of State street extended to the city limits, and at or near the toll gate. Also com mencing at the intersection of Spring street or Spring avenue and either Tenth or Eleventh streets, with the right to connect with the line of railway above mentioned; thence northerly along such street to the center of State street; thence westerly along State street, and through and along any public street or highway, connecting with the present westerly limit of State street to the west line of the city limits, and also along any future extension of State street westerly to the west line of the city limits. Also commencing at the intersection of State and Twelfth streets with the right to connect with the lines of railway hereinbefore mentioned; thence northerly along such street to the center of Vliet street, and thence westerly along Vliet street to the west line of the city limits. And also commencing at the intersection of Vliet and Twelfth streets, with the right to connect with the lines of railway hereinbefore mentioned; thence northerly along Twelfth street to Beaubian street; thence westerly along Beaubian street to and at its intersection with Teutonia street.

Section 3. The said grantees, their successors and when road to be assigns, shall commence the construction of the railway

finished. mentioned in the preceding section, and shall complete and operate at least two continuous miles thereof within two years from the first day of July, 1874, and shall complete the entire balance of said lines within ten years froni said date, and upon the failure to complete and operate the said railway, as above provided, then all rights hereby granted and vested shall cease and determine; provided, Proviso. however, that a failure to construct and operate any part of the railway mentioned in the last preceding section shall not work a forfeiture of the rights hereby granted so far as affects that part of the route actually completed and in operation; and also provided, that if said grantees, their successors or assigns, are delayed in the completion and operation of said line of railway, or any part thereof, by an order or injunction of any court of record, then the time of such delay shall be excluded from the computation of time herein prescribed.

Section 4. The cars to be used upon said track shall What power and be operated with animal power only, and said railway shall cars may be used. not connect with any other railroad on which other power is used, and no railway car or carriage used upon any other railroad in this state, except such as may be used on other horse railways in this city, shall be used or passed upon said track.

Section 5. The said tracks and railway shall be used Railway to be used for no other purpose than to transport passengers and only for passenger

traffic. their ordinary baggage, and the cars or carriages used for that purpose, shall be of the best style and class in use on such railways. The common council shall have common council power, at all times, to make such regulations, as to the may regulate. rate of speed and time of running said cars or carriages, as the public safety or convenience may require.

Section 6. The tracks of said railway shall be of the Tracks—how laid. gauge of not more or less than four feet eight and one-half inches, and shall not be elevated above the surface of the street, shall be laid with modern improved rails, and shall be so laid that carriages and other vehicles can easily and freely cross said streets, at any and all points, and in any and all directions, without obstruction, and shall be laid as near the center of said streets and as near together as

Street to be kept in practicable. The said grantees, their successors and repair.

assigns, shall keep so much of any street used and occupied by them in operating said railway in good repair and condition during the term hereby granted in accordance with whatever order or regulations may be passed or adopted in that behalf by the common council of said city, or the board of public works, and shall indemnify and save harmless the said city of Milwaukee from any and all loss or damage which it may incur or become liable to pay by reason of the malfeasance or nonfeasance of said grantees, their successors or assigns, in respect to the duties and conditions conferred by this ordinance.

Rate of fare.

Section 7. The rate of fare for any distance shall not exceed five cents, except when cars or carriages shall be chartered for a specific purpose. But before any car or carriage shall be used or operated on said railway, said grantees, their successors or assigns, shall pay to the said city a license fee of ten dollars per annum for each car or carriage; said license fee to be paid, and a license for such car or carriage to be obtained in the same manner as regulated by ordinance respecting hacks in said city, and any officer, conductor, driver, or agent of said grantees, their successors or assigns, who shall operate or cause to be driven, or operated upon said line of railway, any car or carriage, unless the same shall have first been duly licensed, as herein provided, shall be punished by fine not less than ten, or more than fifty dollars.

Passed June 1, 1874.

AN ORDINANCE

To amend an ordinance entitled "An ordinance to author

ize the construction and operation of a certain horse railway in the city of Milwaukee,” passed June 1, 1874.

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

Section 1. Section six of an ordinance entitled "an ordinance to authorize the construction and operation of a certain horse railway in the city of Milwaukee,” passed June 1, 1874, is hereby amended by striking out the words “as near," where said words appear in the eighth line in said section of the written ordinance,

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