Twenty-two widows with children have made application for pensions under the law passed by the recent session of the legislature which has today become effective to County Judge Tou Velle who is making an investigation of their circumstances with a view to allowing the payment of the pensions.
Under the law each dependent widow with children will receive $10 a month for the first child and $7.50 monthly for each additional child. Widows whose husbands are dead, permanently incapacitated or confined in state institutions are equally eligible to receive pensions.
Many others have announced their intentions of applying.
The claims of the twenty-two, if allowed, would put up a total of more than $510 per month. The largest applicant is Rose R. Singler, who asks $62.50.
Routine business was transacted by the city council at the regular monthly meeting yesterday evening. The Fourth of July celebration committee was empowered to act as it saw fit for the occasion.
Several ordinances were passed, licenses granted and the monthly bills allowed. Paul Krutzer of Riverside Avenue dramatically protested the action of the water superintendent in cutting off his water because he would not install a meter for the two acres he was irrigating, but the council refused to interfere. Paving of several alleys was ordered.
The measure requiring the removal of weeds, etc., passed without a dissenting vote. It concerns all property within the city limits, except where grass is grown for crops or grazing purposes. It will mean less danger from fire this summer and a more beautiful city.