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  • Considerable bitterness was displayed at the meeting of the city council Tuesday night between members of the Siskiyou Heights and Capital Hill districts, in a discussion of equitable water rates. The council produced Bill Ulrich to champion its cause, Mr. Ulrich adroitly arguing "why should outsiders enjoy something I am pay...
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  • Considerable bitterness was displayed at the meeting of the city council Tuesday night between members of the Siskiyou Heights and Capital Hill districts, in a discussion of equitable water rates. The council produced Bill Ulrich to champion its cause, Mr. Ulrich adroitly arguing "why should outsiders enjoy something I am paying for, and cannot enjoy myself?" Fifty residents of the hill districts were in attendance, led by Attorney George W. Cherry.
    The surprise of the exciting session came when Colonel Sargent warned the suburbanites that their policy of writing letters to the newspapers expressing their views in opposition to the council would react to their harm. He also read a twenty-minute article bewailing the fact that he had been called a "bell wether" by the Mail Tribune, and alleging "slander," "libel," "infamy" and "misrepresentation," and defending his stand regarding the use of city streets.
    The net result of two hours' debate and hot words was that the council referred the matter to a committee of the whole to report at the next meeting of the council. Petitions praying that the city adjust the rates, as a means of furthering the development of the surrounding territory were filed with the council.
    Aside from the two hours spent on the water question little business was transacted by the council. F.H. Cowles, the fire authority, exacted a promise from the council that they would pass a new fire ordinance by the opening of the next term of school.
    An ordinance regulating the storage of hay in over five-ton lots will be passed at the next meeting of the council, according to the present plans.
    The Holland hotel was granted a liquor license, Sargent voting no on this proposition, upon the grounds that it is not customary to issue licenses for saloons in hotels when the hotel is closed. It was explained that the saloon owner had paid his rent a long time in advance and did not know the hotel was going to close down. O.M. Selsby was granted a saloon license for six months.
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