Council Takes Action on Mad Dog Scare-Adam Young Bitten-Other interesting Items.
FIREMEN ONLY CALLED OUT TWICE Splendid Record Given by Foreman Kuhlthau Bills Paid Council
MILLTOWN, March 14. Mayor Conrad Richter presided over the regular meeting of the Borough Council last night, Clerk B. A. Harkins, Attorney F. Weigel and Councilmen Chas. Bauries, H. Kuhlthau, Geo. Crabiel, Al. Skewis and B. Miller, being present.
The annual report of Aubrey Kuhlthau, foreman of the fire department, showed that the apparatus has given entire satisfaction to the department and that the department desired to express their thanks for the of the borough council. The foreman also added that in order to still further the efficiency of the department he urged the installation of a fire alarm system.
Mad Dog Scare.
It seems that the Mad Dog fever, which has created such a disturbance in South River, has finally been contracted by some local purps. in fact the matter was brought before the council yesterday more forcibly than ever from the fact that Adam Young was bitten by a dog owned by a French family living at the corner of Richter avenue and Clay Street, therefore the council adopted a resolution to the effect that Marshalls Geo, Lins, Jos, Ruppert and Chas. Foreter shall have the authority to capture stray dogs on and after March 24th, and if not claimed by the owner within twenty-four hours, the dog would be destroyed and the said owner fined $2.50.
if the owner desired to retain his dog he could do so upon payment of $2.50 fine and $1.00 license fee. In taking out a license it will be necessary for the owners to procure a collar hand with a metal plate in order that the name of the owner and registered number may be inscribed thereon.
The light committee reported that they had inspected the electric light poles which Mr. Herbert spoke of at the last meeting, and found them of service and that 75 of them have already been delivered. Since the purchase of a horse and cart for borough use the necessity of a stable and storehouse has presented itself. It was stated last night that a storehouse would be a saving in many ways, as all the boroughs implements could be taken care of by one man, and that everything would be handy when required. The matter of plans and specifications for hands of the Street Commissioner with instructions to report in full at the next meeting.
The matter of improving Riva avenue, which has been in abeyance for some time, was also left in the hands of the Street Committee to have a final report at the next meeting, which will consist of having the necessary deeds prepared.
Fire Alarm System
On the suggestion of Ex-Foreman A. Kuthlthau, the council instructed the fire Committee to make and investigation of a fire alarm system. It seems to be the opinion of council to have four alarm boxes installed throughout the borough, two on the south side and two on the north side. The present system of using factory whistles as the alarms has thus far been successful, although there have been few opportunities to use the same outside tests. The department should be equipped with such a system as to enable them to turn in an alarm from any section of the borough.
A Saturday Night Cop.
From the fact that Recorder J. A. Headley turned in over fifty dollars in fines last month it was deemed necessary to have at least one blue coat patrol the streets on Saturday Nights between the hours of eight and one, especially throughout the lower section of the borough. Evidently the disturbers do not heed being fined, therefore it was suggested by council that the judge send some of the troublemakers up for thirty says as an experiment, which in all probability would be a better lesson.