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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 Butiful to Friends Always Progressive DEMOCRAT PAPER AT STATE CAPITAL THURSDAY, ESTABLISHED, g-ard to tlie furnishing and spreading large number of men to-spend 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 Coun- ty, Iowa. Des Moines. Iowa, May 1, 1912. The board of supervisors reconvened 'in regular'- session. Members present: Back- man, Barquist-, Hunter. Xjhl and; Fisher. The petitions of Frank and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union for a refund on account of erroneous assess- 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 erroneous- 'assessment were each granted. See vote attached to each. "Moved that the resolution and bond form for- the- 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 ontlis of January, February and March, rport of the checking committee of county auditor's office was .reyeivea and the PlTCht of T. J. Miller for damage Cone u by doss was allowed as'.py laiv m-ovided- Vote -unanimous. Th? Uiw from Taylor county resardmg P. Pence, pauper, was referred to of '-Louisa Condit, John Griffith ce'ia -Williams, Samuel B. Kester, to? retuna on account, of .soldier's exemp- iL .were each allowed. See vote attached from the Des Moines Cabinet Co. for putting door in county superintendent's office it being' the lew- der." Vote unanimous. The miss: .'The ins Vote unanimous. The attorney fee bills Isos. S92. SJ SOS S36. S97, S9S, S99, inn of the soldier's relief com- to WM jr- insane bills Nos. 249C. 1499 and -oOJ, ac-h allowed as checked- by the corn- county, Iowa. And be it further resolved, 894. 900, for R. C. Ma- S5 halta J B Rush. A. B. Halliday and J. Conrad each amounting to ten dollars, u-ere allowed. See vote attached to each The request from, the judges of thc_d.s- regarding pay for B. A- Bean, w-is approved. Vote unanimous. The' bm from the Home of the Good Shepherd, Dubuque. Iowa, was referred to lowed as O. K.'d by the moved that -the further hearing f he mulct petition of F. F. Love be con- ked to Monday, May IS, 101-', at-2 p.'m. of bids-.for. tower opened-.and Electric -and. Time ;Co., nt bids of smoke co_ bids were opened and read. James MaClliUan, S400_per 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 -board of supervisors, caus- ing the said building- 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 present- 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 -county, or any deputy sher- iff, or bailiff 'of the district court, be and is hereby directed and instructed to under arrest any person found expectorat- 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 what- 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 adopted: Whereas, the duties of the secretary of the board of supervisors are such that he is required to make acknowledgments sim- ilar to a deputized officer of Polk county, Whereas, it is deemed advisable that the secretary of the board should have such au- thority in the capacity of notary public: 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 gov- ernor of Iowa for a notarial -commission and for a bond with the Maryland Casu- alty Co, 4ncl be it further resolved, that the audi- tor of Polk county lie and is hereby in- structed to draw a warrant for the sum af S6 00 payable to Maryland Casualty Co., which sum shall cover the cost of a bond- and commission from the state or Iowa up to and itcludins July 4, im. and that the auditor es hereby instructeted 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 unr-r.imous. On motion the board adjourned to Mon- 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' county- and the Polk County'Good Roads club in regard to tho furnishing- and spreading-, of gravel on-the highway known as; the; South'West Ninth street road- was chairman of. the board of supervisors, was authorized to sign.! 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 -by the board of The- petitions of the First National bank of Valley Junction for a refund on account of erroneous assessment was granted; See vote attached- The petition of the Mott estate by-Frank "W. trustee, for a refund on account of erroneous assessment, -was- re- ferred to the attorney for the board. The petitions of C. G. Taylor: and Hardm Howard for a soldier's exemption -were each granted. See vote attached. The petition of- Colon H. Fidler for a sol- dier's exemption was marked "No jurisdic- tion." Criminal transcript No. 2503. of F, A. Cope, and amended transcript No. 2494 of F. -A: Cope -were each allowed.'" See vote attached. The following- resolution was adopted: Be it resolved, by the board supervis- ors of Polk county, Iowa, that the-chair- man of said board be and Is hereby au- thorized and directed to make formal ap-: 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 -llay 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 present: .aBck- 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 letting: of the clock contract be con- tinued until all members of the board were U was moved that the court house com- mittee be authorized to let the contract for the furnishing flowers for the court house yard at a cost not -to exceed Votes: Uhl and absent. Backman. It- was moved that, the letting of the contract" for the -of .a smoke consumer in the plant be s a ontract for the smolte consum- sVt for Monday. May 6, at 2.P, n, for year 191 be ti semen ts ial.' andthe auditor of Polk county Ji hereby-directed to place' adver- ,nd is hereoy daiivnewspapers InsertTon each. "Vote The following resolution- was 10 -o'clock- .Barquist, Hunter. "Uhl -arid. '.Fisher; absent, The" sheriffs criminal expense, bill for-tho month of April, 1912, was approved. Votes: Yeas. Barquist, Hunter, Uhl and Fisher; ab- sent. Backmah- The -bond of the TJnlvei-sity State' bank approved by the county treasurer was also approved by the board. Votes: Yeas, Bar- quist, Hunter, and Fisher; absent, Backman. The following resolution was adopted: Be It resolved by the "board of supervis- ors of Polk county, Iowa, that the Univer- sity State bank of Des Moines, Iowa, be and the same is hereby, designated as a de- pository for county funds to the amount -ot in, accordance with the request 'ol George L. Dobson. treasurer of Polp county, Iowa, and that "said treasurer .be author- ized to' deposit the funds of the county .in said bank up .to the maximum amount ot S8.000 when the said bank shall have filed with the county treasurer its bond In the sum of and the same has been ap- proved by said county treasurer and by this board of supervisors as bjr law provid- ed. Votes: Teas, .Barqulst.. Hunter, TJhl and Fisher; absent, Backman. The personal bond of the Home Savings bank, which was substituted for its surety- bond, was approved. Votes: eTas. Bar- .quist. Hunter, TJhl ,and Fisher; absent, 'Backman. The depository .bond of the Farrar bank, which was referred to the attorney for the board, was returned with a-recommenda- tion that it be not approved. The following resolution was Be it resolved, by the board of supervis- ors 'of Polk county. Iowa, that the Farrar hank of Farrar, Iowa, be and the same Is hereby designated as a depository for coun- ty funds to the amount in ac- cordance with the reuest of George -Dob- son, treasurer of Polk county. Iowa, and that said treasurer be authorized to de- posit the'funds.of the county in said bank up to the maximum amount of when the said bank shall have flled 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. Votes: .Teas, Barquist, Hunter, "Fisher; absent, Uhl and Backman. The communication .from Clyde L. Bur- rows regarding "to the clock in; the court court house was received and placed on file. 1 'The communication of Gus- Seidter was received and referred to iFsher. The annual report of 3. F. Martin, justice of the peace for. Valley .township, was re- ceived arid'placed oh file. The petition of Gordon for a resolution the' janitors. .the resoltitio .ot the. to :e r received and referred- to Backman.' On motion the board adjourned- -to Wed- nesday, 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 present: Back- man, Barquist, Hunter, Uhl and Fisher. Des Moines, Iowa. May 13, 1912. The board of. supervisors reconvened in regular session. Members. present: Baik- man, Barquist. Hunter, TJhl and Fisher. The minutes of May's, .1912; were'read and approved. -It was moved that the auditor be In- structed to purchase 250 bronz grave mark- ers for the soldiers' graves, the s-arae to be delivered to the proper authorities when called for. Vote: Teas. Backman, Bar- quist, Hunter, TJh) and Fisher- It was moved that the auditor be In- structed to purchase twenty-five dozen flags be used on the grave markers. Vote: Teas. Barquist, Backman, Hunter, Uhl and Fisher. The contracts between Polk county and the Hyperion Field'and'Motor club and the. Polk County Good Roads club, which were approved-May 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 coun- ty, Iowa. Vote: Teas, Barquist, Backman, Hunter, X7hl and Fisher. The r-ptrt of the checking committee on the oiflce of the county treasurer was re- ceived and placed on file. The petition of.F. 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 -of H. P. Lods for a refund on account of erroneous'assessment was re- ferred to Barquist. The petitions of J. TV. Cox. Stockton C. Herbert and -Sarah F. McGrew for a. sol- dier's exemption were each--granted. 1 vote attached to each. petition of -S.: E.' Shannon- -sol- "exemption; wias "Jurist The petition, of F. J. Love for a refund from the- mulct tax. was referred to .'the attorney for the board. The communication from Dob- son, engineer for the city of Des Moines, was'received and placed-on file. This being the date set for the opening- of bids for the decorating of the court house, the same were opened and the mat- ter was continued until ..'Wednesday morn- ing! May 15, 1912. at 10 o'clock. On motion the board adjourned to-May 15, 1912, at 10 a. m. A. C.. Fisher. H. B. Frase. Chairman. County Auditor. Des Moines, Iowa. May 15, 1912- The board of supervisors reconvened In regular session. Members present: -Back- 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- dorsed on each. Vote It was moved that the appropriation for the decorating -of the.-court house _be' fixed at ?25.000. oVte: Teas.- aBck- man. iFsher; nays. Hunter The following resolution was-adopted: "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 -this misunder- standing a number of decorators and artists from Des Moines and other cities have la- bored under a misapprehension and failed to file a bid or set of sketches, and as, ;thej have expressed a desire to do so and en'te: 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 p.re hereby rejected and that the matter o letting- the contract for the decoration _ .0 -mnro chairman of the. board of supervisors from: the golden rule idea could be more M. forty patients, men and women. now being- Not every kept at the, state..hospital -that can be Out of custody, and not every one transferred from the state hospital at Clar- fe taken home when he IS nda-to the Polk couny farm hospital, and, briuuiu uc Whereas, it is the opinion. of the super- "taken into custody; .but there are ntendent of the state hospital that these _ instances where> incarceration patients can no longer derive material bene- _ It by being kept in the state hospital; Therefore be it resolved, by the board of supervisors of Poik county. Iowa, that the chairman of this board of supervisors -be does no good. Circumstances should govern. Police officials should be men o: transferred as -by law provided; from the authorized and given full authority to sucjj discretion that they will know make all the necessary. arrangements for -nur the transfer of as many patients as can be JUSt how to handle intOXlCaZCO per sons, in order to do tne men them selves- and society the .niost good .With'many men intoxication is a dis ease. The law recognizes it as a itate hospital at Clarinda. to the Polk coun- ty -farm hospital. Vote: Teas. Barquist, Hunter, Uhl and Fisher: absent. Backman. The communication in regard to Miss Elizabeth Muse. Insane, were referred to _. the committee on paupers a-nd pauper sup- it IS true, but it IS tni WHunterW'uhf Fisher' Bar" sort of; misdemeanor that, calls fo The first quarterly report juvenile the best method of home was received, and placed on 'file. -The petition of Rufus E..Gall for .a sol- dier's exemption was grafted.. The following., resolution was adopted: Whereas, Jt appears from investigation that during the past years Polk county, Iowa, has-lost a large percentage .o; nue because of the failure to: prosecute an- r-vaci igent efforts in the collection of: delinquent tion that their candidate ior presi personal taxes, which 'said loss is roughly dent of the United States will re estimated at several hundred thousand dol- ,T Oj- lars, ceive next November at whereas, the loss of such -revenue win QOO votes. This exceeds even thei continue .unless adequate facilities are pro- -4- loct oWtirvri when vided for the tracing of such items of de- vauntmgs at the last election, wnen linquent personal, taxes arid, the collection "they, called for .a million votes, DU of the same, a'nd. ,1.- noil At Whereas, the Thirty-third general assem- they did not-calUOUd JUnOUgn. AT oiy. has means whereby ade- events their legions jailed to mater quate facilities may be obtained by the Notwithstandino- they ha< enactment .of, chapter .eighty-nfne (Sfl) of lalize. INOIWltnbWimni0 u the acts, of ..said general assembly, which the SUppgSed advantage 01 a .grea provides as follows: addition-of prohibition territory, the; A. Prediction. 'The managers of 'the prohibition 5f reI1" national party give out the predic :ute dil- _ M-i.i.. j__; 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 as- sist In the collection of such delinquent ,v, o 4- personal "taxes as the board may designate dieted, less than what, and may pay- such collectors as full -com- pcnsatlon for all services rendered and. ex- pnses incurred, a sum not to exceed ten pr cent of the amount which sum In no- event shall ba paid or-allowed until v.T nf MI ;Such taxes collected paia. to- knowledged by ..some years and les fact and has ac p.oniDi the., county treasurer by such collector. The.- tion leaders, they have been an ab j. -The national -prohibi 36Ct laiiure. ;l lie iidLiuiiai has. been forty years n L amount allowed as- compensation to' such collector, ;be .deducted, ratably from the several funds to which such taxes so (-oiiecte'd bv the collector belonged, and. "business, and has taken; part in -nln writing-whereby he. 'presidential thei agrees hard, for .the' success; RAVITY OF CUBAN SITUATION CAUSES TAFT TO ORDER FOUR CRAFT TO ISLAND. AR1NES SENT TO INTERIOR trie that- American intervention wbul'd 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 -officials 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 pro- tected and American _lives 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 by'a force of 50 .revolutionists arm- ed with. shotguns loaded.' with buck- 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 .report- ed to have fought gallantly, seeking no shelter for themselves, and to have hit two of the attacking force. A num- 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 Tem- perance Organizations. Des Moines, of the candidates for the state legislature have, visitsd this city within the last two weeks-either in their inter- ests in the state or the national cam- paigns have voluntarily declared themselves in favor of the Shank- land bill, -which -would amend the mulct law in such a way as to: give the people in the different communi- ties .of the stats the opportunity of deciding by their vote rather than their signa-turs 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 vari- ous candidates'for the general as- sembly occasionally get together and discuss in the statutes that -will be damandsd of the next session by the people of the state. Chief among thssa proposed amend- 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 Anti-Saloon League accuses Mr. Shankland of aligning himself with the liquor interests because the league .has found-that those inter- ests favor the bill. However, Mr. Shankland is supported in his efforts by the.Register and Leader and the Evening''Tribune, and many other pa- pers throughout the state. The Des Moines morning paper has never been accused of being a liquor interest or- gan. It is probably 'the first paper in. the state to announce its refusal to print liquor advertisements. Mr. Shankland is also.reoeivingthe support of H. H. .Sawyer, a former Anti-Saloon 'League arid, now of.-Ithe Amendment associationj: which for absolute prohibition, in' Iowa. Those who believe.'that 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. They- contend that if it is a sane method public questions, why not apply it to the liquor ques- tion, -.and eliminate court rows that are so expensive to the taxpayers; and do away with fraud and discon- tentment 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 -Ste.. Marie, Ont., June Locked in small one cell lock-up 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 lock-up, the man's body had been burned to a cinder. Coroner McCaig is investigating. DOCK WORKERS FIGHT POLICE Transport Strikers Talie Possession of Tilbury'Station and'Defeat Officers. London, :broke out In tbe transport 'strike -and ,a battle, was- fought at-.Tilbury where the A inob. attacked the Tilbury station- dock, hurling sticks- .and cinders. The policemen but were 'driven off and ttie strikers took possesslonjof all the apbroaches to the Many were hurt'.on both sides, by "'flying missiles. Recreation Congress ''Is Opened.; i Cleveland; tlbn meeting ol' .-the Playground and Eecre- ation Association i of opened the 'Chamter. merce ,building, .with .an address 'by President of .Boston on '.'Play a talk on.the social a recreation center by E. B. Do Groptpf .Chicago'and: >y.Seuma8 -MacManu8vv Throughout the rest the wgeiohs' JURY BRINKS THE EVIDENCE. Ottumwa Blan Kukes Peculiar Charge When Arraigned For Bootleg- Strange Tales Are Told in Court. Ottumwa. Gallagher has appealed the bootlegging case against him on the -grounds that the jury drank two bottles of the evi- dence and was therefore incompetent to bring in a sobsr verdict. So far as known this is the first case of its kind in the historv of the state. The courts in tHis city are hearing some strange tales from bootleggers. Before the regulated liquor was driven out such offenders- 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 more'to promote temper- ance and to taxpayers mon- ey than does the existence of Jn-the-wall." 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