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National Democrat (Newspaper) - June 6, 1912, Des Moines, Iowa THE PEOPLE'S PAPER Liberal and Fearless True to Democracy IOWA'S CAPITAL PRIDE to Friends Always Progressive DEMOCRAT PAPER AT STATE CAPITAL THURSDAY ESTABLISHED to tlie furnishing and spreading large number of men road was approved of the day in loafing about the ground floor and the chairman of the board of super- corridor of the Polk county court house SERIES YOL III NO 3.1 Proceedings of tlie Board of Supervisors of Polt ty Iowa Des Moines Iowa May 1 1912 The board of supervisors reconvened in session Members man Hunter and Fisher The petitions of Frank and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union for a refund on account of erroneous ment were each referred to the attorney for the board The petition of Ella Donovan the B A Grain Co Amelia and Frank W Verse for refund on account of assessment were each granted See vote attached to each Moved that the resolution and bond form for- bridge funding bonds be adopted and the chairman authorized to sign the same in the name of Polk county Vote unanimous The prst quarterly each allowed and ordered transferred The sheriff's quarterly fee report for the of January February and March of the checking committee of county auditor's office was and the of T J Miller for damage Cone u by doss was allowed laiv Vote from Taylor county P Pence pauper was referred to of Condit John Griffith Samuel B Kester retuna on account of iL were each allowed See vote attached from the Des Moines Cabinet Co for putting door in county superintendent's office it being the der Vote unanimous The The ins Vote unanimous The attorney fee bills SJ SOS inn of the relief com- to WM insane bills Nos 1499 and allowed as by the county Iowa And be it further resolved 894 900 for R C halta J B Rush A B Halliday and J Conrad each amounting to ten dollars allowed See vote attached to each The request from the judges of regarding pay for B A- Bean approved Vote unanimous The bm from the Home of the Good Shepherd Dubuque Iowa was referred to lowed as O by the moved that further hearing f he mulct petition of F F Love be con- ked to Monday May IS of tower Electric Time Co nt bids of smoke bids were opened and read James boiler Tones Stoker Co Burke Furnace Co further consideration per cent of these men chew tobacco and expectorate upon the marble wainscoting radiators and floors ot said court house instead of the cuspidors provided for that purpose at considerable expense by the of supervisors ing the said to get into a filthy dirty and deplorable condition which is be- yond the ability of the superintendent and the janitors in his employ to control at this time or to keep the same in a able and sanitary condition and Whereas many complaints of these con- ditions have been made to various members of this board of supervisors Therefore be it resolved by the board ol supervisors of Polk county Iowa that the superintendent of the court house that the sheriff of Polk or any deputy iff or bailiff of the district court be and is hereby directed and instructed to under arrest any person found ing upon the walls radiators or floor of any room corridor or part of the Polk county court house or disfiguring any part of the said building io any manner ever or causing any unnecessary pith in any part of said building and file charges against said person in the name of Polk that the county attorney or any of his assistants be and is hereby instructed to prosecute the said person in the name of Polk county and that a copy of this resolution be given to the sheriff county attorney and bailiffs Vote unanimous The following resolution was Whereas the duties of the secretary of the board of supervisors are such that he is required to make acknowledgments ilar to a deputized officer of Polk county Whereas it is deemed advisable that the secretary of the board should have such in the capacity of notary Therefore be ie resolvd by the board of supervisors of Polk county Iowa that the secretary the board be and is Hereby instructed to file application with the ernor of Iowa for a notarial and for a bond with the Maryland alty Co be it further resolved that the tor of Polk county lie and is hereby in- to draw a warrant for the sum af 00 payable to Maryland Casualty Co which sum shall cover the cost of a and commission from the state or Iowa up to and July 4 im and that the auditor es hereby to draw a warrant for the sum of payable to the secretary of the board of supervisors to be used for the purchase of a notarial seal Vote On motion the board adjourned to day May 6 1912 at 10 o'clock a TO Vote visors was authorized to sign the same and in the name of Polk The contract between Polk and the Polk Roads club in regard to tho and of gravel highway known as the Ninth street was chairman of the board of supervisors was authorized to the same and in the name of Polk county Iowa The communication from the Phonograph company of New York to the city assessor referred to the attorney for the board was returned and marked ICo jurisdiction the board of petitions of the First National bank of Valley Junction for a refund on account of erroneous assessment was granted See vote The petition of the Mott estate by-Frank W trustee for a refund on account of erroneous assessment re- ferred to the attorney for the board The petitions of C G and Hardm Howard for a exemption each granted See vote attached The petition of- Colon H Fidler for a exemption was marked No tion Criminal transcript No 2503 of F A Cope and amended transcript No 2494 of F Cope each allowed See vote attached The resolution was Be it resolved by the board ors of Polk county Iowa that man of said board be and Is hereby and directed to make formal plication for and on behalf of- said board for the admission into the institution for feeble minded children at Glenwood Iowa of Mrs Julia Morris a resident of Des Moines and 30 years of age On motion the board adjourned to IS 1912 at 10 a m A C Fisher H B Frase Chairman County Auditor unanimous H B Frase County Auditor A C Fisher Chairman Des Moines Iowa May C 191.2 The board of supervisors reconvened in regular session Members man Barquist Hunter Uhl and Fisher The minutes of May 1 1912 were read and approved It Was moved that the further hearing of the of the clock contract be con- until all members of the board were U was moved that the court house com- be authorized to let the contract for the furnishing flowers for the court house yard at a cost not exceed Uhl and absent Backman It- was moved that the letting of the contract for the a smoke consumer in the plant be s a for the sVt for Monday May 6 at n for year 191 be ti semen ts ial auditor of Polk county Ji to place nd is each Vote The following was 10 Barquist Hunter Uhl Fisher absent The sheriffs criminal expense month of April 1912 was approved Yeas Barquist Hunter Uhl and Fisher ab- sent The of the TJnlvei-sity State bank approved by the county treasurer was also approved by the board Yeas quist Hunter and Fisher absent Backman The following resolution was Be It resolved by the board of ors of Polk county Iowa that the sity State bank of Des Moines Iowa be and the same is hereby designated as a de- for county funds to the amount in accordance with the request ol George L Dobson treasurer of county Iowa and that said treasurer be to deposit the funds of the county in said bank up to the maximum amount ot when the said bank shall have filed with the county treasurer its bond In the sum of and the same has been proved by said county treasurer and by this board of supervisors as bjr law ed Teas Hunter and Fisher absent Backman The personal bond of the Home Savings bank which was substituted for its bond was approved eTas quist Hunter and Fisher absent Backman The depository bond of the Farrar bank which was referred to the attorney for the board was returned with tion that it be not approved The following resolution was Be it resolved by the board of ors of Polk county Iowa that the Farrar hank of Farrar Iowa be and the same Is hereby designated as a depository for ty funds to the amount in cordance with the of George son treasurer of Polk county Iowa and that said treasurer be authorized to de- posit the county in said bank up to the maximum amount of when the said bank shall have with said county treasurer its bond in the required sum and the same has been approved by county treasurer and this board ol supervisors as by law provided Teas Barquist Hunter Fisher absent Uhl and Backman The communication from Clyde L rows regarding to the clock in the court court house was received and placed on file 1 The communication of Seidter was received and referred to iFsher The annual report of 3 F Martin justice of the peace for Valley township was re- oh file The petition of Gordon for a resolution the janitors the ot the to r received and to Backman On motion the board May S 1912 A C Fisher H B Frase Chairman County Auditor Des Iowa May S 1912 The board of supervisors reconvened In regular session Members man Barquist Hunter Uhl and Fisher Des Moines Iowa May 13 1912 The board of supervisors reconvened in regular session Members man Barquist Hunter and Fisher The minutes of May's 1912 and approved was moved that the auditor be In- to purchase 250 bronz grave ers for the soldiers graves the to be delivered to the proper authorities when called for Teas Backman quist Hunter and It was moved that the auditor be In- to purchase twenty-five dozen flags be used on the grave markers Teas Barquist Backman Hunter Uhl and Fisher The contracts between Polk county and the Hyperion club and the Polk County Good Roads club which were 1912 were substituted for new contracts and it was moved that they be approved and the chairman authorized n sign the same in the name of Polk ty Iowa Teas Barquist Backman Hunter and Fisher The of the checking committee on the of the county treasurer was re- and placed on file The petition F Houx for a refund on account of erroneous assessment was granted Vote unanimous The petition of F L Toung for a refund on account of erroneous assessment was referred to Backman i The petition H P Lods for a refund on account of was re- ferred to Barquist The petitions of J TV Cox Stockton C Herbert and F McGrew for a exemption were 1 vote attached to each petition of E exemption wias Jurist The petition of F J Love for a refund from mulct tax was referred to the attorney for the board The communication from son engineer for the city of Des Moines and file This being the date set for the of bids for the decorating of the court house the same were opened and the ter was continued until Wednesday May 15 1912 at 10 o'clock On motion the board adjourned 15 1912 at 10 a m A C Fisher H B Frase Chairman County Auditor Des Moines Iowa May 15 The board of supervisors reconvened In regular session Members man Barquist Hunter tihl and Fisher The minutes of May 13 1912 were read and approved The bills as per the auditor's register of claims were allowed or disallowed as en- on each Vote It was moved that the appropriation for the decorating house fixed at man iFsher nays Hunter The following resolution Whereas there has been a misunder- standing in regard to the thne for the opening of bids for the decoration of the court house and Whereas as a result of misunder- standing a number of decorators and artists from Des Moines and other cities have bored under a misapprehension and failed to file a bid or set of sketches and as have expressed a desire to do so and a competition for the contract or der to secure the greatest competition pos and treat all bidders fairly Therefore be it resolved by the board o supervisors of Polk county Iowa that al bids as hereto received be and the hereby rejected and that the matter o the contract for the decoration the court house be extended until the day of June 1912 and that new bids be received for the work up until the noon hour of said date as of Proudfoot Bird Rawson Be lt further resolved that for the said work be kept by audito of county Iowa and that the boan of supervisors still reserve the right to TC ject any or all bids Be it further resolved that the audito of Polk county cause advertisements fo bids to be published in two local papers one insertion each and the American Con tractor Backman Hunter Ulil and Fisher It was moved that D 0 Fisher be ap pointed watchman for the Allen levee 9 until further orders from thi board and his compensation not to 25 cents per hour actually em Vote unanimous The communication from Palo Alto ty regarding Frank Brown was re and placed on file of board Instructed to The of May C 1912 were and ead ance with creating Ii county It Was moved that the contract for the Installation clock in the tower of the court house be awarded and that each vote by giving the name of the company bidding on -as the roll was called and the as H L 1st Howard clock J A Backman Howard F Thomas clock J clock A C Howard clock it was then moved that the contract for the Installation-vof the awarded tne Jewelry agents for- the that the for the board prepare contract for man Uhl moved to the Washington township ditch matter un- june Hunter on to the army post was moved Barquist notify tho bidders on printing supplies Fisher T No J Martin of tho township to be sent to various charitable association and the overseer of the poor that Polk county would not be held re for his support The petition of Dunshee wa No Jurisdiction i The contract for the repairing of the A len township levee No C and Austin Gonnett was approved and th chairman of authorized in ntme of Polk count Iowa Criminal of H allowed Vot Criminal transcript No 2518 Harr Justice of the peace Douglas town Insane bills Nos 252 2515 Se attached 904 ancT -90 for J F Conrad Conrad and Huber Utterback amount and Seller each were to The Elkhart toes support of John pau 1012 to April 191 Hunter xin account oC petition ot Gordon lorr fund account of In the sum of Vot petition Union refund on accoun of erroneous assessment was gran ted -as tho but tiot the CLINT L PRICE Our next Democratic Congressman from the Seventh District County Auditor Des Moines Iowa May 21 1912 The board of supervisors reconvened in session Members uist Hunter Uhl and iFsher absent Backman i The minutes of May 15 1912 were read nd The C A Beebe and Austin ett contractors for the repairing of the township levee No 9 was approved Barquist and Fisher The of Frank Kuble and Henry Slleman for a exemption were ach granted See vote attached to each The petition of Helen C Ayres for a re- und on account of erroneous assessment as referred to the attorney for the board The petition of M for a refund on of erroneous assessment which was to was returned and See vote attached The original notice in the case of of- the estate of in the probate court of Cook Illinois was referred to the attorney or the board The petition of citizens of Allen hip for the graveling of the oad was referred to Fisher The communication of Gus Seidler which vas referred to was returned and and placed on file The communication and claim of Henry was referred to Uhl Claim ng to The communication from the state board this board that some such means be ed to and adopted for collecting all such delinquent personal taxes and saving of such largo loss of revenue to the county Therefore be by the board of supervisors of Polk county Iowa that it is the sense of this board that more sent and should be made looking toward the collection of the items of delinquent personal tax than thave obtained in this county and the ad- of the appointment of the said E C Worthington as delinquent tax col- lector under terms of chapter of the acts the Thirty-third general bly of the state of Iowa is hereby ted to L Dobson treasurer of Polk Iowa and the said G L Dobson Is hereby requested to make ment of the said E C such delinquent tax collector This boarc expresses its of such aci in advance and its readiness to accept of the proposition of the said provided the said G Dobson will take the initiative and submit the said ment to the said board for its approval Teas Barquist Hunter Uhl and Fisher no Backman The petition of the Maple Street Chris tian church by the Rev R C Moulton for a refund on account ot erroneous ment was referred to the attorney for the The communication from the board trustees of Allen township In regard to the under crossing of the C R I P R R new track was approved providing that the board of supervisors of Warren It adjourn Monday A C Fisher Frase County Auditor m A C Fisher H B Chairman County Auditor ebeis Attack and Fire on Train Con- Women and Guards and Passengers Repel In- Seems Near Washington June a result of e gravity in the Cuban as decided to rush four battleships rom Key West to Guantanamo This was taken at a conference be- ween Secretary Knox and President aft After the conference Secretary Knox aid that if further protection to property should be needed the marines on the ships would be anded Marines Sent Into Cuba Four hundred and fifty marines ere sent into the interior of Cuba his action was taken by Commander jt W Kline in charge of tbe naval tation at Guantanamo on the of a committee of ent Americans that they bad d and failed to receive adequate against the Cuban rebels At the same time that this news the navy department a age was received gunboat at Santiago that the ion there was most grave and it was that marines would have to e landed before night Intervention Is Asked Strong pressure is being brought to bear on tbe government here to inter- ene immediately in Cuban affairs Minister Rivero of Cuba was closeted with Maj Gen Leonard Wood for more than two hours discussing the jest methods for landing troops Tele- rams were sent to Norfolk warning the commanders of five army transports at that port for movement The expeditionary force of men held ready for movement also was warned to be prepared to start for Norfolk immediately These steps were taken following a conference between General Wood and M H a com of interests in Cuba only The Golden Rule Cedar Rapids IB Des Moines trie golden rule method i1 j The minutes of May so 1512 were read of dealing with drunks is to be tried and approved Thi j method which has been It was moved that a contract be awarded ls UIB o the Burke Furnace company for the in- tried OUt With in Des Moines 1912 The board of supervisors reconvened in regular session Members uist Backman Hunter and Fisher stoker and smoke consumer Q Other Cities t me plant subject to the Tr or the board that the Even in New York City the of t the county h have been used to some ney for the board prepare a contract for the same Teas Barquist man Hunter Uhl no Fisher extent The following resolution was Whereas notice has been received by the E superintendent of the generally adopted with good results State hospital that there are ought to be The Gazette is of the opinion that Whereas notice has been received oy tne chairman of the board of supervisors the golden rule idea could be more M forty patients men and women now Not every kept at the can be Out of custody and not every one transferred from the state hospital at fe taken home when he IS the Polk couny farm hospital and uc Whereas it is the opinion of the super- taken into custody but there are of the state hospital that these instances incarceration patients can no longer derive material It by being kept in the state hospital Therefore be it resolved by the board of supervisors of county Iowa that the chairman of this board of supervisors does no good Circumstances should govern Police officials should be men transferred as law provided from the authorized and given full authority to discretion that they will know make all the necessary arrangements for the transfer of as many patients as can be JUSt how to handle per sons in order to do tne men them and society the good men intoxication is a dis ease The law recognizes it as a hospital at Clarinda to the Polk ty hospital Teas Barquist Hunter Uhl and absent Backman The communication in regard to Miss Elizabeth Muse Insane were referred to the committee on paupers pauper it IS true but it IS tni Fisher Bar sort of misdemeanor that calls fo The first quarterly report juvenile the best method of home was received and placed on file petition of Rufus for a exemption was grafted The following resolution was Whereas Jt appears from investigation that during the past years Polk county Iowa a large percentage o nue because of the failure prosecute an- igent efforts in the collection delinquent tion that their candidate ior personal taxes which said loss is roughly dent of the United States will re estimated at several hundred thousand T lars next November at whereas the loss of such win votes This exceeds even thei continue unless adequate facilities are loct when vided for the tracing of such items of de- at the last election wnen personal taxes arid the collection they called for a million votes DU of the same noil At Whereas the Thirty-third general they did AT has means whereby events their legions jailed to mater quate facilities may be obtained by the they enactment of chapter Sfl of u the acts of said general assembly which the advantage 01 a grea provides as prohibition territory the A Prediction The managers of the prohibition national party give out the The board of supervisors may in their discretion authorize the appointment by the polled Only a oc no pe Qf they SO confidently pre treasurer of one or more collectors to sist In the collection of such delinquent v o personal taxes as the board may designate dieted less than what and may such collectors as full for all services rendered and ex- incurred a sum not to exceed ten pr cent of the amount which sum In no- event shall ba paid until nf MI Such taxes collected paia knowledged by some years and les fact and has ac the county treasurer by such collector tion leaders they have been an ab j national l lie has been forty years n L amount allowed compensation to such collector be deducted ratably from the several funds to which such taxes so bv the collector belonged and business and has taken part in he presidential thei agrees take charge of the Vote of was cas of all Items of delinquent for years ago year's thereto together ot trouble IS that a politica taxes for the year 1911 V V 4 o to more prior with such Items of ion as may year are ment of the county that drinking of of by reason of removal a It I means IS not a vent said with tha one that considered irom and collection Of said items Worth offers and agrees install a f card Items agrees county the to use said system and Install of a cards together with forms for on to of delinquent down and and I work1 and of economic moral psychological viewpoint Men can by Amman's virtue to va a political party a to Dem crat better the coming year We sha always hard for the success OF CUBAN SITUATION CAUSES TAFT TO ORDER FOUR CRAFT TO ISLAND SENT TO INTERIOR trie American intervention United States interests in the island Reports From Cuba Are Serious The landing of marines is believed infallibly to presage a third military occupation of Cuba by American troops State department ad mitted that their reports from Cuba were of such a nature that American intervention has become a Necessity if American interests are to be and American saved The Cuban rebels not content with burning plantations and outhouses have begun firing on trains Passen gers on board a train on the Bay amayo branch of the Cuban railroad have informed the consul at Santiago that their train was fired on at night force of 50 revolutionists ed with shotguns loaded with shot There were many women and children on the train but no one was hit although several received minor injuries from the broken glass The guards on the train are ed to have fought gallantly seeking no shelter for themselves and to have hit two of the attacking force A ber of passengers also helped to re- pel the attack Favor Rule of the People Polk Representative Is Accused of Working For He Is Supported By Organizations Des Moines of the candidates for the state legislature have this city within the last two in their inter- ests in the state or the national have voluntarily declared themselves in favor of the land amend the mulct law in such a way as give the people in the different ties of the stats the opportunity of deciding by their vote rather than their whether or not they desire the regulated liquor traffic The city has been bubbling over with talk about stats and national politics for soms time but the the general sembly occasionally get together and discuss in the statutes that be of the next session by the people of the state Chief among proposed ments to the mulct law is that which will place the liquor question in the hands of the people by giving them the ballot instead of the peti- tion which has caused considerable turmoil and grief in many localities of the state The League accuses Mr Shankland of aligning himself with the liquor interests because the league has those inter- ests favor the However Mr Shankland is supported in his efforts by and Leader and the and many other pers throughout the state The Des Moines morning paper has never been accused of being a liquor interest gan It is probably the first paper in the state to announce its refusal to print liquor advertisements Mr Shankland is support of H H Sawyer a former League arid now Amendment which for absolute prohibition in Iowa Those who the ballot should take the place of the petition of consent in option matters declare that the ballot will not help one side more than another Candidates for the legislature say it is the American method of deciding all big problems contend that if it is a sane method public questions why not apply it to the liquor tion eliminate court rows that are so expensive to the taxpayers and do away with fraud and that generally prevails in a community after the circulation of a petition of consent PRISONER BURNED TO DEATH Man Confined in Cell of Sauit Ste Marie Ont Loses His Life Saulte Marie Ont June Locked in small one cell in the west end of Sault Ste Marie Ont Andreas Wroblinski an Assyrian was burned to death The held as a drunk was locked in the cell pending transportation to the downtown polica court Suddenly the place burst into flames and before the fire department could arrive or someone be found who held the keys to the miniature the man's body had been burned to a cinder Coroner McCaig is investigating DOCK WORKERS FIGHT POLICE Transport Strikers Talie Possession of Officers London out In tbe transport strike a battle fought where the A attacked the Tilbury dock hurling and cinders The policemen but were driven off and strikers took all the to the Many were both sides by flying missiles Recreation Congress Is Opened i Cleveland meeting ol Playground and ation Association i of opened the merce building with an address by President of Boston on Play a talk social a recreation center by E B Do Throughout the rest the JURY BRINKS THE EVIDENCE Ottumwa Blan Kukes Peculiar Charge When Arraigned For Strange Tales Are Told in Court Ottumwa Gallagher has appealed the bootlegging case against him on the that the jury drank two bottles of the dence and was therefore incompetent to bring in a verdict So far as known this is the first case of its kind in the of the state The courts in tHis city are hearing some strange tales from bootleggers Before the regulated liquor was driven out such were practically unknown in the courts The reduction in the police force caused by the loss of revenue from the saloon tax has made it almost impossible to round up those who sell liquor illegally Ottumwa's thinking men have decided that the regulated traffic does promote ance and to taxpayers ey than does the existence of We are now paying 24 pound for Butter Far track station Check 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