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or expense incurred and sustained by the City of Cincinnati
by reason of the neglect and refusal of said contractor to
keep and perform all the conditions and covenants of the
said contract.



Whereas^ This Board, by resolution passed this 12th
day of November, 1901, declared the contract entered into
between the City of Cincinnati and the W. J. Gawne
Company on July 6, 1900, forfeited, annulled, and wholly
canceled, in accordance with the terms of said contract:
Therefore be it

Resolvedy That in the opinion of this Board it is for the
best interests of the city of Cincinnati to relet the unfinished
part of said work embraced in said contract, and that the
Board does hereby resolve to so relet the said unfinished
part of said work, and that the Chief Engineer be directed
to prepare specifications therefor and report the same to this
Board.



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On November 19, 1901, specifications and form of con-
tract for reletting the work were adopted by your Board.

On December 24, 1901, two bids were received for the
completion of the work, as follows :



No. Bid



Names of Bidden



Addresses



The Union Construction Co Milwaukee, Wis.

Frank H. Kirchner i Cincinnati, O...



Amounts



$268,596 13
399,547 65



The condition of the work at the end of the year was as
follows :

Shaft No. 1 — Permanent shaft, 101.57 lineal feet com-
pleted to level of ground, and material delivered for 79 lineal
feet above ground.

Sha/i No. 2 — Temporary shaft, completed and in opera-
tion, to be refilled when no longer needed.

TunneL



8haft No.


Heading


Arching Complete.
Lineal Feet


Concrete Invert.
Lineal Feet


Excavation

in Advance of any

Arching.

Lineal Feet


I


1


132-4
310.3
320.6


160.0
64.0


185.9
285.3
366.5


2


2


2


8




Total




763.3


224.0


837.7







The total amount of work done to December 31, 1901,
was $83,941.13, being about twenty-seven per cent of the
estimated cost of the work at the contract prices, which was
$308,164.80.



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Contract No. 22 y with the Hendrick Manufacturing Company
of CarbondaUj Pa.^ for a Deep-well Pump for the Intake
Tunnel and Shaft of the Eastern Pumping Station,

This contract was executed on August 20, 1900, and the
time stipulated for the completion of the work was Novem-
ber I, 1900, which time was extended by supplementary
agreement of August 24, 1900, to February i, 1901.

The erection of the pump in the pump-pit shaft, and
of the engine and generator on a temporary foundation,
were completed and ready for testing on June 28, 1901.

On July 8, 1901, a test was attempted with steam supplied
by a steamboat from the river bank, but on account of defects
in the mountings of the engine and generator the test could
not be made satisfactorily.

On July 15, 1901, another attempt was made, during
which the pump was operated continuously for about seven
minutes, when water was delivered at the rate of about
990 gallons per minute. The unstable condition of the
foundation made it unsafe to longer continue the test.

On September 6, 1901, a supplementary agreement was
entered into, providing for deferring the test of the pump
until its installation on its permanent foundation in the
power-house at the Eastern Pumping Station, and for the
payment of interest on the contract price of the pump at six
per cent per annum, from July 10, 1901, until said test shall
have been made.

No estimate has yet been returned for this work, the con-
tract providing that no money shall be paid on account
of same until the machinery has been satisfactorily tested
and accepted.



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Contract No, 23^ with the W, J, Gawne Company of Cleveland^
0,y for the construction of a Tunnel Extettsion and Shafts
for Supplying Water to the Western Pumping Station,

This contract includes all work necessary to complete
the tunnel from the eastern end of Contract No. 20 to the
clear well at California. The work consists of one perma-
nent shaft (No. 5) at the clear well, two temporary working
shafts (No. 3 and No. 4), and about 15,150 lineal feet of
tunnel.

The contract was executed on October 19, 1900. The time
stipulated for the completion of the work is May i, 1903.

On October 24, 1900, the contractors were notified that
the length of the upper portion of the shell of Shaft No. 5
would be reduced twenty-four feet.

The estimated cost of the entire work was $659,230.

The construction of shafts No. 3 and No. 4 (working
shafts) is similar in every respect to that of Shaft No. 2, on
Contract No. 20 (see report for 1900), the depth of loose
material and rock (the latter to level of top of tunnel) at
each shaft being as follows :

Shaft No, 8, — Loose material 91.9 lin. ft., rock 25.6 lin. ft.

Shaft No, If, — Loose material 76.6 lin. ft., rock 28.3 lin. ft.

Work was started on Shaft No. 3 on January 14, 1901,
and on Shaft No. 4 on February 16, 1901.

The tunnel level was reached at Shaft No. 3 on May 8,
1901, and at Shaft No. 4 on June 5, 1901.

The excavation of the loose material overlying the rock
formation was done in open air inside of steel shells, by
"clam-shell" excavators, without any disturbance of the
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Shaft No, 5— East-end shaft—

- . >. / Excavated— not lined 24 lin. ft.

Lower portion . . \ , ■ ^ ..

^ I Lined 15 •*

Total 7; 39 Hn. ft.



Intermediate \



Steel shell in place 7 lin. ft.



Portion \ Steel shell in place and lined. .118 **
( Steel shell delivered 6



Total

Upper portion. .Steel shell delivered .
Total



131 lin. ft.

6 "

176 lin. ft.



Tunnel.



LOCATIQN


Arohloff
Complete.

Lineal Feet


Concrete
Invert Built.

Lineal Feet


"""*• of auy lining.
Lineal Feet Lineal Feet


s'>»''No.3{^-„"-i';«:

Shaft NO. 4{^rHerd1ng«:
Shaft No. 5.. West Heading.


354

389
17

1,662


361
331






29 30
170 44

1 221

1 38


Total


692


199 1 509



The total amount of the work done to the end of the
year was $164,093.44, or about one fourth of the original
estimated cost, which was $659,230.

Contract No. ^4> ^'^A the United States Cast- Iron Pipe and
Foundry Company^ for the manufacture and delivery of
Cast-iron Pipe and Special Castings.

This contract was executed on November 16, 1900, the
time for the completion of the work being December i, 1901.

On August 20, 1 90 1, a supplementary agreement was
made to the contract, providing for the payment of $24.50
for the alteration of the pattern for one of the special cast-
ings, and for the payment of thirty-five cents per pound for
brass tubing to be used in connection with some of the
special castings.



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The progress on this work has been slow, owing to the
fact that the contractors were not properly equipped to clean
the pipes and castings by sand-blast and to coat them in the
manner specified in the contract. More than six months'
time was consumed by them in preparing to do the work
in a proper manner.

At the end of the year there had been made and accepted
216 pieces of 60-inch pipe, and 18 pieces of special and mis-
cellaneous castings, amounting in all to 1,406.078 tons, which
at the contract price amounts to $36,689.14, representing
about one fifth of the total estimated cost of the work, which
was $175,370.

Contraci No. 25 ^ with the Variety Iron Works Company of
Cleveland^ (9., for the extension of the Steel Shell of the
Pump'pit Shaft,

This work was for the extension of the steel shell of the
shaft in the pump pit at the Eastern Pumping Station above
the floor elevation.

The contract for this work was executed on January 21,
1901, the time for completion being March i, 1901.

On February 15, 1901, at the request of the contractor, an
extension of time was granted to April i, 1901.

On February 15, 1901, a supplementary agreement was
entered into, providing for shortening the extension of the
shaft six feet, for which a deduction of $172 from the contract
price was allowed by the contractor, and for dressing off the
top edge of the old part of the shell, for which $25 was to be
paid the contractor.

The work is completed, and a final estimate was returned
for the same on May 22, 1901, amounting to $3,053.

The estimated cost of the work was $2,730.



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Contract No. 26^ with the Camden Iron Works of Camdeny
N, J*y/or the Pumping Engines ^ Boilers y and Electric Crane
for the Eastern Pumping Station.

The contract for this work was executed on January 31,
1901, the time stipulated for its completion being July i,
1904.

At the request of the contractors, supplementary agree-
ments to the contract have been made, as follows :

On February 15, 1901, providing for certain modifications
in the plans and specifications submitted by the contractors
with their bid.

On May 21, 1901, providing for the furnishing of me-
chanical stokers with artificial draft, in place of Roney stokers
with natural draft, for the boilers.

On November 15, 1901, providing for slight changes in
the requirements of the specifications for steel for boiler
plates.

Fair progress has been made on this contract. Seventy-
five detail plans, covering the principal parts of the pumping
engines, have been submitted by the Camden Company and
approved. Work was started in the shops in the month
of May, 1 901.

On December 31, 1901, about thirteen hundred tons of
iron, steel, and brass castings had been made, about one half
of which had been machined.

The four 48-inch valves for the suction ends of the
engines have been delivered at California.

The total amount of work done to the end of the year
was $80,120.35, which represents about one tenth of the cost
of the work, which was $817,000.



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CofUract No. 27^ with the Coffin Valve Compofiy of Boston^
Mass.^for the Water Valves ^ Sluice Gates ^ and Mud Valves
for the Settling Reservoirs and Pump Mains.

This contract was executed on March 8, 1901, the time
named for the completion of the work being May i, 1902.

On December 31, 1901, a supplementary agreement was
entered into, providing for withholding' the shipment of the
6oinch valves, and for storing and taking care of the same
until such time as they will be needed at California, for
which a price of thirty-five dollars per valve is to be paid
the contractor.

The work under this contract has not been pushed, for
the reason that such slow progress has been made on the
construction of the reservoirs that none of the valves can be
put in position before the resumption of work in the spring.

The amount of work done to the end of the year is $5,400.
The total estimated cost is $37,711.

Contract No, 28, Tenth the Holly Manufacturing Company of
Lockport, N K, for the Pumping Engines, Boilers, and
Traveling-crane for the Western Pumping Station,

This contract was executed on July 17, 1901, the time
named for its completion being July i, 1904.

On December 3, 1901, at the request of the contractor,
a supplementary agreement was made, providing for certain
modifications in the plans and specifications submitted with
the bid of the contractor.

A number of detail plans have been submitted by the
contractor and approved, but no work has yet been done
at the shop.



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Contract No, ^9^ with the New Jersey Foundry and Machine
Company of New York^ for one Semi- portable Steam
Boiler,

This boiler is required for use in testing the deep-well
pump furnished under Contract No. 22, with the Hendrick
Manufacturing Company, and for other purposes at the site
of the Eastern Pumping Station, pending the erection of the
permanent boiler plant at that station.

This contract was executed on November 19, 1901, the
time for completion being December 31, 1901.

The boiler is being manufactured by the Ames Iron
Works, Oswego, N. Y. From present indications it will
not be ready for inspection before February i, 1902.

Work done by Day Labor.

In addition to the work of construction which has all
been executed under contracts, some work has been done
by day labor, as in previous years.

A storehouse has been built on a side track near the filter
grounds for the storage of materials which would otherwise
be damaged by exposure to the weather, or would be liable
to be carried away, such as tools, bolts, spikes, water valves,
and machinery.

A bilge pump and boiler have been established in the
pump pit at California, to prevent the accumulation of water
in the pit.

A temporary shed has been constructed for the protection
of the electric generator and engine delivered by the Hen-
drick Manufacturing Company for the deep-well pump at
California, as provided for in the contract with the Hendrick
Manufacturing Company.



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Repairs have been made to the laboratory, to the side-
walk in front of the Western Pumping-station site, and to
that part of the Columbia and New Richmond Turnpike
which is owned by the city.

Lands and Rights of Way.

Additional lands were acquired during the year as follows :

On May 8, 1901, from T. F. Dickerson, a lot between
Eastern Avenue and Waterloo Avenue, on the line of the
48-inch high-service pump main.

On May 16, 1901, from John H. Schnehain et aL^ a lot
between Columbia Avenue and Waterloo Avenue, on the line
of the 48-inch high -service pump main.

On September 2, 1901, from the Ebersole heirs, 6.845
acres bordering on the Little Miami River and the western
boundary of the waterworks property at California, for the
purpose of borrowing suitable material for the construction
of the coagulating and clear-water basins.

On December 27, 1901, from the Ebersole heirs, 1.50
acres for widening the right of way of the Columbia and
New Richmond Turnpike, from the tollgate to the north
line of the waterworks property, near California. This
property was paid for by the Cincinnati & Eastern Electric
Railway Company, as its purchase was rendered necessary
by the construction of said railway along the turnpike.

Preparations for Other Work.

With the assistance of Mr. Gustave W. Drach, architect,
employed by your Board for the purpose, plans have been
prepared for the house on the intake pier and for the
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structures should be let without unnecessary delay, in order
that they may be completed in good season to avoid retard-
ing the erection of the pumping engines.

Plans have also been made for the pump pit of the West-
ern Pumping Station. Contracts for the grading of the
grounds and for the construction of the pump pit and build-
ings should be let as promptly as possible, to avoid delay
in the erection of the pumping machinery.

Studies have been made for the details of the filters and
basins and other parts of the purification plant. This part
of the work should be placed under contract this year.

The adaptation of Eden-Park reservoir for the purpose
of storing filtered water will require that the reservoir be
cleaned and made water-tight. It will also be necessary to
cover the reservoir to prevent the growth of algae and pre-
serve the purity of the water. Such precaution has been
found necessary in European practice for the storage of clear
water. This work should also be undertaken this year.

The location of the pump mains from the Western Pump-
ing Station to Eden-Park reservoir for the low service, and
to the Eden-Park water tower for the high service, have
been definitely established by actual surveys. The con-
struction of these pipe lines can be put forward until next
year.

Laboratory.

All the Portland cement used in the different parts of the
work is tested regularly at the laboratory, under the super-
vision of Mr. Joseph W. Ellms. All paints and oils are
analyzed by him, and in addition thereto samples of air from
all the tunnel headings are tested every day by him for
explosive gas, with the " Shaw " testing apparatus.



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Police Force.

No change has been made during the year in the police
force, whose services have been very satisfactory.

Engineering Department.

The engineering department suffered a great loss in the
sad death of Mr. Alfred Petry, Resident Engineer in charge
of Residency No. i, which occurred on May 4, 1901. The
unfinished work of contracts Nos. 6, 18, 19, 22, and 25,
which were under the care of Mr. Petry, were placed under
Mr. Wm. C. Jewett, in charge of Residency No. 2, and the
construction of the gravity tunnel, which was also under the
care of Mr. Petry, has been placed under Mr. J. A. Hiller,
as assistant engineer.

The following resignations have been accepted during
the year :

E. T. Flynn Assistant Engineer.

Jos. H. Springer Inspector Steel and Iron Work.

M. Miller Draughtsman.

Charles Robinson Axeman.

F. L. Raschig Rodman.

The department is now composed as follows :

Chief Engineer G. Bouscaren.

Consulting Engineer. j oe" h" BTn^enberg.

Office.

Chief Clerk J. F. Wilson.

Assistant in charge of office Clifford N. Miller.

Mechanical Draughtsman Herbert Axford.

Frank L. Fales,
Louis Eid,
Charles A. Eberle,

Draughtsmen ^ Joseph L. Fritsch,

Andrew R. James,
H. W. Vehrenkamp,
Charles E. Rasinskj.

Clerk Elmer E. Humphries.

Stenographer Marj Callahan.

Index Clerk Clarence Sconce.

Janitor , Thos. E. Dean.



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Residency No. 1.

Assistant Engineer in charge John A. Hiller.

Assistant Engineer Geo. T. Smith.

General Inspector Thos. J. Molloy.

Clerk Wm. H. Norris.

'Geo. E. Jones.

Rodmen I John Greulich,

James Mara,
.Geo. F. Lloyd.
John H. Turrell,
Val. R. Rule,
Robert Legner,

Axmen } ^^^^ """«•

Dennis Hogan,

Wm. H. Sargent,

Frank Edelman,

Thos. MuUarkey.

Residency No. 2.

Resident Engineer Wm. C. Jewett.

Assistant Engineers { ^^^^'^^ J* ^^^^^'^^^^

^ Andrew P. Birnbaum.

Clerk Geo. D. Hadley. Jr.

rwy .^ f Hugh L. Conway,

Transitmen < , ^ ..

< Joseph Gradison.

Leveler Wm. J. Delaney.

Recorder Jos. H. Barker.

r Edward Mahon,

Inspectors < Ferd. Meyer,

( C. E. Allen. '

Conrad F. Leue,

Jas. Parker,

Vincent Roberts,

M. K. Pursell,

Chas. Duteaberry,

^Harold Van Matre.

.Ora Parker,

Chas. W. Engle,

Walter Stevenson,

Sam. O. King,

Willis W. Fiafaer,

Robt. Schweninger.

Janitor P. M. Hardin.

Laboratory.

Chemist and Inspector Jos. W. ElUns.

Janitor Wm. Miller.

Watchman. Isaac Saint.



Rodmen.



Axmen <



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Inspectors.

Inspector pumping machinery at Cam- | j^^^^^ Bailey.

den Iron Works ^

Inspector valves, etc., at Coffin Valve ^ . f \* 1-

Co. Works i ' * * *^ '•

Pipe Inspector at Addyston Wm. N. Stites.

I am glad to acknowledge the very faithful and efficient
services of all, and I thank your honorable Board for its
continued confidence and support.

Respectfully submitted,

(;. BOrSCAREX,

Chief Engineer.



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ANNUAL REPORT



Board of Supervisors



1901



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Board of Supervisors.

H. L. GORDON, President,
MILO G. DODDS, Vice-President,
JOHN J. SULLIVAN,
E. G. SCHRIEFER,
R. A. HOLDEN, Jr.,
GEO. F. MEYERS.



F. A. ARMSTRONG, Secretary.



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ANNUAL REPORT— 1901.



Offick Board of Supervisors, /

CiNXINNATi, O. )

Hon. Julius Fleischmann, Mayor:

We respectfully submit this our Eleventh Annual Report.
The terms of Thomas H. Kelley and E. G. Shriefer as mem-
bers of the Board of Supervisors expired August 6th, and
upon that date you appointed John J. Sullivan (31st Ward)
and E. G. Schriefer (reappointed), each to serve for three
years.

The Board reorganized on Tuesday, August 6th, by
electing Harry L. Gordon, President ; Milo G. Dodds, Vice-
president ; and F. A. Armstrong, Secretary. The following
committees were appointed by the President :

On Realty .... Messrs. Schriefer, Meyers, and Dodds.

On PersonaUy . . . Messrs. Sullivan, Holden, and Gordon.

On Audiiing . . . Mr. Holden.

On Plaiting . . . Messrs. Meyers and Schriefer.

On City Departm^ts : (Watch, Fire, House of Refuge, and Workhouse)

Messrs. Holden, Dodds, and Schriefer.
All other Departments I Messrs. Meyers, Sullivan, and Gordon.

On September 25, 1901, being less than two months from
the date of his appointment, Mr. John J. Sullivan, of the
31st Ward, was suddenly killed, and a vacancy in the Board
thereby created. His death was not only a shock to the
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community as well, and a most valuable and conscientious
official was lost to the city.

On September 27, 1901, a meeting of the Board of Super-
visors was held, at which the following action was taken as
shown by the records, from which we quote :



JOHN J. SULLIVAN.

At the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors
held on Friday, September 27, 1901, the President an-
nounced the death, on September 25, 1901, of John J.
Sullivan, whereupon a committee was appointed who
reported.

The Board as a whole adopted the following memo-
rial and ordered the same spread on its minutes:



memorial*

With sorrowing hearts we have heard the sad, sad
news of the sudden death of our associate, our neigh-
bor, our friend, John J. Sullivan.

In the enjoyment of perfect health, surrounded by
every comfort and every luxury, cheered by the confi-
dence and good will of an innumerable host of friends,
occupying an official position of honor and trust, secure
in the love and devotion of a devoted wife and loving
family, without a cloud to dim the brightness of the
sun of his happiness, by an accident so sudden and
awful that our minds and hearts are unable to realize it,
Mr. Sullivan was killed, and the entire community' was
stunned and plunged into grief. Few men occupied as
high a position on the pedestal of respect as did the
deceased wherever he was known. A good citizen, a
faithful public servant, a devoted husband, and an indul-
gent father, words of good-will and friendship always
greeted the mention of his name. In business aifairs
he was successful to a degree that challenged the ad-
miration and won the respect of all whose good fortune
it was to meet him in the business world, and around
his bier to-day are gathered, as it were, the entire force



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of the business men of Cincinnati, bearing silent but
positive testimony to his high standing among them.

His life was filled with acts of kindness* of love, of
generosity; the poor were his friends, the suffering
always the object of his concern, and his acts of charity
peribrmed quietly and modestly, though abundantly,
placed him in the first ranks of our citizens whose
purse is always open to help those worthy of assistance.

To the widow and children whose hearts are break-
ing with a grief indescribable, and a sorrow so deep
that no words can ameliorate it, we, the members of the
Board of Supervisors of Cincinnati, who feel and know
that we have suffered each a personal loss, and who
mourn with them, extend our deepest sympathy, and
sincerely trust that they may find some consolation in
this dark hour in the realization of the beauties of the
life that has gone out.

Cincinnati, September 27, 1901.

R. A. HoLDEN, Jr.,
Geo. F. Meyers,
e. g. schrieper,
M11.0 G. DoDDS, Vice-PresH,
H. L. Gordon, Presidetii.
F. A. Armstrong, Secretary.



General Remarks

We quote from our annual report for 1900:

"The duties and powers of the Board of Supervisors as
defined by statute have been from time to time set out in the
annual reports heretofore made by us ; but inasmuch as the last



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