At the special election held in this Monday the people by a vote of two to one decided in favor of lighting the city with electric light. The vote was 56 in the affirmative and 28 negative. By this vote the council is authorized to contract for electric light for street purposes for a period of ten years at monthly rate of $ 50.
The Harrisburg city council decided Thursday to contract for lights on the same terms. By dividing the expense of building and operating a plant with Harrisburg is probably the only way we could secure lights on as favorable terms as on the present plan.
Nearly all the business firms of the city and a large number of private citizens have signified their willingness to contract for light for private use.
This action on the part of the city is a move in the right direction and will in the future result in great good from a progressive and financial standpoint. It will enhance the valve of real estate and attract capital and new residents to the city. Junction City Times, March 23, 1901, pg. 5, col. 3.