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Elyria Chronicle (Newspaper) - January 20, 1909, Elyria, OhioT the Elyria car Oriole no. 167. Elyria Ohio wednesday january to 04. Remodel opera House the City Council request s plans from the Board of Public work of the coun electric package notified to Stop Block ing the Street. At the City Council meeting tues Day evening a communication from the chamber of Commerce was read commending the action of the City Council in taking prompt Steps Fiir Nish sewer and water for to the Dean manufacturing company As a method of encouraging Elyria s growth and development. Also a communication from the chamber of Commerce recommending the re mod the Council authorized the serving Rof a notice to the c. S. W. Trac Tion co. To Stop using court Street for loading merchandise and Block ing the Street for a new Side walk for the dump property on West River the juggernaut of 1904. Street was referred to the committee. The assessment ordinance for the under Cut pavement was passed. A motion was passed providing that or goodspeed should be paid Eling of the opera House for City for his services in looking Aitch files. At the same meeting the Board of Public service recommended the remodelling of the opera House. Action was taken by the Council re questing the Board of Public service to submit plans. The rebate of taxes to mrs. My a Hilum was authorised on account of her land on the Corner of Farl court and West Avenue having been taxed More than its assessment warranted. The weather report and hoisting the weather signals for the year As has been the Rule for past years. Reports of police ordinance and sewer matters and election of coun Cilman Given under other Heads. The financial committee and solicitor agreed to ree the county com missioners about arrangements to turn the Bridge funds Over to the county. Sport on the Snow some Fine speeding by Elyria s speedy Shank a matinee Timber devel races thursday if track will per Mit. West Avenue was fairly alive with was perfect the food eng fairly Good the and comfortable atmosphere Crisp while the Drivers who were out for a Brush gave the dozens of onlookers an hour of inter Esting and at times exciting entertainment. There were no fixed classes no starting judge nor judges to decide the heats. The Drivers and horses just lined themselves up at the South end of the pavement about seventh pacers record horses and three four five abreast and scored away like a big Field of matinee steppers out for , Blue ribbons and glory. It was interesting from Ponitti of the sidewalk to note the splendid gaits of these contestants and How the race starting As a single class Reso red itself into two or three races by the time the 6nish was of Speed. Reached. Fred Miller s miss Hopkins driven by her owner finished always in the front rank followed closely a number of times by Simon the pacer owned and driven by landlord Hillier of hotel Andaur. Or. Hillier and Simon never shy from a trial of Speed while the Roan son of Wilkie Callie can Hom his own for a Short Brush in almost any com Pany. Clothier George s Dick. On and drove a few times Down with his Little Chestnut five year old Ethel l., an Elyria gaited one and said to be Able to show Miles around 2-20 on the turf. One of the most elegant and prom Ising horses our was a five year old trim Bay gelding owned and driven by or. M. A. Pounds although a real Green one this horse is proving one of the Best on the Avenue and gives Promise of a great future As a race horse. Among the visitors on the Side walks were or. P. O. Shank the Well known horseman of , who now has at his farm the great sire Elyria. Or. Shank took a spin Down the Avenue a few times behind or. Hillier s Simon and seemed quite at Home As he always is with the ribbons Over a Good one. After racing Simon on the Avenue some forty or fifty times Down with the Best of pm landlord Hillier gives the Roan pacer a drive Ridgeville and return As a kind Cooling off heat. He says the horse needs it to keep him Good steady. Carl Lersch has one of the fastest and Best Snow horses in the City. Me is a Weh bred Trotter and will do to to the races with when the Money is up next summer. One or. Brown on East Broad Street owns the Bay gelding Wlter police meets with warm discussion under St to of a grandson of Jerome Eddy s., that is one of the front rankers at showed worlds of Speed and As pure the Snow races. The pair will be a gait As could be seen among in the contests thursday after thousand. Or. Chapman handles the ribbons like a Veteran and seems to enjoy the sport immensely win or lose. Or. Forscy stepped his handsome Buck pacer Gipsy g., a few times Over the Speed course and it looked if the daughter of Cardinal had her old time two to mute flight noon. If weather and there will be some track permit Fine racing on West Avenue thursday afternoon. The mayor has Given his permission and the Avenue will be kept As free As possible of heavy teams. The boys Are glad to have their friends see the contests. Jolly Sleich Ridl a Jolly Sleigh ride party Teft Elyria for the Home of mrs. Cook South Amherst monday night. The ride enjoyed by All. C. E. Surridge of Kalamazoo mich., and n. B. Sur ride of St Louis who Are the guests of or. And mrs. Conners of 325 Lodi Street were with the party Aho a Young couple from Oberlin an elaborate supper was served to which All did Justice and the party returned at an Early hour in the morning. Light collars for 8oc, till february pure in Quality at Baptist Church. The is object for discussion at the prayer tomorrow evening will be All Are requested to rend the eleventh chapter of hebrews be fore coming to the service. Fiere was warm discussion in Council tuesday Everag Over May or folder s police ordinance. It was brought up to its second read ing and or. Cook seconded by or. Mueller moved its passage. Or Mueller explained that the detective was requested by the mayor because it is often necessary at Day or night for the mayor to have some one at his disposal to Send without taking a Man off the regular beat. F. A. Smith understood that a detective would be on duty All the time or. Hill said he could
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