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J. A. Kelly,
VOL. IV--NO. It
M'CONNELSVILLE, OHIO, DEC17, 18G9.
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Doc. 10 2w. .
THE ANNUAL REPORT
COMMISSIONERS OF MORGAN COUNTY, OHIO,
SEPTEMBER 6th, A. D., 1869.
To the Court of Common ricas of said County: '
Wo, the undorsigTiod, Commissioner of Morpan county, Ohio, in ac
cordance with the Act passed May 7, 18C9, making It the duty of the
County Commissioners annually to make a detailed Koport in writing
to the Court of Common Deas of the county, of their oflicial transactions
during the yenr tioit proceding the time of making said Import, present
the following statement of our proceedings during the pastyoar, togethor
with an exhibit of the receipts and expenditures of the public money for
tbo samo period.
ABSTRACT OF OFFICIAL TRANSACTIONS.
Skptembir Session Sept. 7, A. D.,' 18(58. Commiesianers tnado
annual settlement witn a. li. um, Esq., County Treasurer.
Total balance in Treasury at that time, $15,350 94
The report of the viewers and snrveyor on the John McComas altera
tlon of road, was read the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd days of the session, and
The petition for tho vacation of county road in Marion township, pre
sented by Burwell Pccblos, and contmuod from the last regular scisiod,
was road and the road vacated.
The Report of the viewers and survoyor on the John Piorpoint alter
ation of road, was read the 1st, 2nd, acid 3rd days of the session, and
tho road established.
Tbo Reports of tho viowers and survoyor on tho Edward Murray
teration of road; tho John B. Taylor alteration of road, woro road
1st, jnd, and drd days of the session and the roads established.
Viowers and surveyor appointod on tho Daniel Martin application for
alteration of county road in Union township.
Commissioners oonsontod to tho change of location of so much of the
Ridge road as runs through tho orchard of Samuel Barr in Bloom tp.
Tho annual Report uf A. Alderman, Esq., Clerk of tho several Courts,
was presented, examined and approved, and likowiso iho Shonff's Ro
port. Tho Dolinquont Tax List was examined and Troasuror instructed to
uso all duo dilligonco in collecting the samo.
Ordered that an ordor issue in favor of S. R. Hill, Treasurer, for the
amonnt of two notes givon to tho Troasurer of the county by C. A. Mo
Gaw and now considered worthloss.
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S R Hill, Esq., sundry expenses of Treasury ofllco,
Duncan McCormick, repair of the Hawk Bridge,
Herald office, road and bridgo notice and 100 blanks,
Samo, patent riht blanks for Probate ofBco,
Adair Bros., ink, envelopes, &c, for Auditor's ofllco,
I N Hook, work and matonal lor Turkey run bridgo,
BrcwMer & Co., paper and oil for Sheriffs ofllco,
Dr J II Brown, medical attendance on Proteiuine Ttrvimfc.'
A. Alderman, sundry foes and costs in State casos,
J. C. Murduck, sundry expenses of jail and ofllco,
G S Corn. BOrVICa as rnimtt nilmmlu'nnsr thn nnaf nin.l.a
Francis Pottit. " "
Joshua Davis, "
James B McUrew. Auditor
The annual Report of Prosecuting Attorney was presented, examined,
jM'luuvuu nnu p-ucou on uio. i no lees in the casos or the Stato vs. John
Ihompaon, M. Donahue, and Cvrtis OHborno. woro ordered to h r.ni.i
out of tho county fund. Ordered that James B. MuGrow, county Audi
tor, bo albwed tho sum of $200 under soction 41 of tho School Law, for
sorvicos rondored for the school year, ending Sept. 6, 18C9, and that bo
bIbo be allowed the sum of $100 additional compensation, under the Act
of April 17, 1867, roguJating coraponsution of county Auditors, for sor
vices as county Auditor for tho year ending Sept. 7, 1808. Ordorod
that tho sum of $1,000 bo transferred from tho county fund to tho poor
fund. Commissioners settled with W. W. McCarty, Esq., for room rent;
amount, $36; and allowed him $20 for poporing pottit tury and survev-
or s rooms:
Special Session October 14. 18C8. Tho contracts for tho binlrlmw r
9 k..ilM.. : Ul a 1 . . . . tv .r O
u unugcn iu jjiuuiu vuwiibinp was awaruou 10 v. li. l ower at ? el) per
perch for tho stono work and $3 50 per foot linoal for the. wood work.
Ordcrod, that ehe sum of $100 bo pail William Barkhurst to assist In
ropair of Ridge road in pursuance of agroement With J. J. Huffman.
Ordorod, that $30 of tho volunteer relief fund bo appropriated for the
relief of tho necessitous of Morgan township.
Lewis Harter, balance on spouting of Court House, $35 48
" . Aicvariy, oaianco in rull lor painting, 71 50
December Session Docombor 7. A. D.. 1868 Com minninnnrs ttiaIa
the quarterly settlement with S. R. Hill, county Treasurer. Total bal
ance in Treasury, $7,699 76.
Tho potition of Petor Smith and othors asking for thn cnrmf.rnnMnn nf
a new jiriago across won creek at Hopkins' iord, in Marion township,
which, after being read, was continued. Tho renort of the viewers and
surveyor 01 tne Juarnoi Martin alteration wasread tho 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
days 01 session and the road established. Ordcrod, that tho bill of Ed
ward Lochery for making fill at Wilson's Run, in Windsor township, be
paid; amount $30. Joseph R. Tavon nor, Esq., Rocordor. of Morgan co.(
wiiiu, iruuiHuu U1B written resicnnion 01 OIllCO. Which was aeeentnil
Ordered that the sum of $30 bo allowed Ball & Power as counsel assign
od in tho caso of the Stato vs. J. R. Sheets, and also $30 to Pond & Pow
er m tho case of tho Stato vs. David Travis. The Annual Report of tho
Directors of the Morgan county Infirmary was presented, examined and
upprovoa, ana ordered to Do puDlisliod. Tho roports of tho Trustees of
Windsor township, relative to the alteration of roadu in said townnliip,
known and designated as the S. W. Buck alteration, the James i:nrt.,r
alteration, and tho A. & M, A. Birdsoll alteration; said reports were ap
proved and the roads established; tho damages awarded to A. & M. A
IKmJoiII m - . , a. L. I . Art , ,
Kiiuooii tidio uruoreu w ug pniu, nrnounv t:a, wuicn ordor lias since
boen revokod. W. W. MoCarty, Esq., was appointed to fill tho vacancv
occasioned by tho resignation cf J. R. Tavennor, County Recorder; the
sppomtmont was acceptod and theroquired bond cxoculod and present
ed, which bond was approved and W. W. MoCarty entered on tho duties
of his office. Ordored that tho Sash and Door Fuctory bo allowod tho
sum of $25 extra, for the excavation at tho new bridge noar Unionvillo.
Commissioners mado an examination of tbo County jail and found tho
samo in reasonbly good condition. Cyrus M. Roberts, Esq., Clerk elect
presented his omuial bond, conditioned in the penal sum of $10,000 for
the laithtui discharge ot bis duties, which bond was approved with the
sureties thereon, and orderod to be recorded and filed for safe keeping,
Ordered that the following appropriation bo made from the Vol. Relioi'
Fund, towit: To Morgan tp., $40; MeigsviIIo tp., $80; and Marion tp.,
Wm. ri ice, timbor for culvert, Road Dist, No. 3, Malta tp., . $ 2
M. Pickott, . " -
Daniel E. Chandler,
31. j. Elements, "
F. L. Daniel.
Herald Ofllco, notice to Bridgo Buildors,
samo, publishing Tax Notice for Treasurer,
same, CO orders, release of prisoners,
arao, printing 8 quires County orders,
Arza Aldorman, sundry foes and costs,
Lemuol Lawrence for bridgo in Wiudsor tp.,
Arthur Pond, platting Sanborn's 4th Add. to Stockport,
Adair Bros., ink and paper for Auditor's office,
Barker & McDaniol, blatkots for jail,
Soth G. Brewster, candles, oil and muslin for Sheriff's offloo.
J. C. Murdork, sundry expenses of jail and ofiioo,
Ordered that tho cosl in the case of tho Stato vs. F. Noeley be
out of the county fund. Tho Auditor was Instructed to ad vcrtiso for j
Isealod proposals to build a bridgo over Olive Green deck near Moscow
wins, uruerea that 11. Jj. Jones, Eq., bo allowed ibe sum of $112 38
for sorvice as Frosoouting Attorney, and a further allowance of $47 76
as per centum on tho collection of $177 60 of finos and costs. Edwin
Murray presented a petition for new bridge across Meigs Crook on the
road passing through his farm, whicli petition was read and continued.
SrecrAt Session Januaiy n, A. D., 18G!).-jT1io contract for tho build,
ing of tho now bridge over Olive Groon Creek, near Moseow Mills was
awarded to James Willcy, the wood work at $8 per foot linoal, anil the
stone work at$t per perch inlcuding excavation and bottom Umber.
MARrn Session March 1st, A. D., 18G9. Commissioners Bottled with
S R. Hill, County Treasurer; amount of toUl balance in treasury. $18,
530 31. Ordored that He following apportionment of Vol. Roliol Funds
bo made, tovwit: To MeigsviIIo tp., $10; Malta tp., $30; and Windsor tp..
$50. James B. McGrew. County Auditor elect, presented hn offioial
bond conditioned in the penal sum of $5,000, which was approved and
ordered to be filed with County Treasurer for safo koening. Viewers
and surveyor appointed on tho Hi hrcw application for alteration of
road in Bloom township. The application of Ira C. Adams for certifi
cate of recommendation a slndtiit at Ohio Univorsity was granted.
Tho following levy was made for Road and Bridgo purposes for the year
1869, to-wit: For Bridge purposes, 1 mills; and for Road purposes, 1
mill. Viewers and surveyor were tppolntcd on iho Alex. Higgins ap
plication for alteration of road. In the matter relating to the .applica
tion of Jesse Embrce for alteration of road, the required notice bad not
been given and the proceedings were dismissed.
A Alderman, sundry foes and coss in Stato casos,
Same, expunso of Clork's ofllco,
Adair Bros., ink, envelopes, 4 a, for Auditor's ofllco.
W. W. MrCarty.
J. C. Murduck. sundrv expenses of tail and offi.ie.
George S. Corp, servit.es as county Commiss'oner the past quarter, 18
Francis Pottit, " ' 15
Joshua Jinvis, " 12
James B. Mi-Grew, Auditor 300
Herald Offico, publishing Commissioners and Auditor's report, 100 00
Same, blanks for Clerk, 30"00
Commissioners examinod and found the county jail in &ood condition
Commissioners concluded settlement with Wm. Burkhurst for repair
of Ridgo road amount 8200.
Adjourned Session, April 26th, A. D., 1869.
At tho request of tho Diroctors and Superintondout of the Infirmury,
tho Commissioners and Anditor Tnado an examination of the Infirmarv
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ummiug, conuition 01 paupers, &o., ana lound as had boon representor
that tho building for tho insane was iuadoquato to mako the inmates as
comiortablft as they should bo.
Annual Board of Equalisation, May 19th, 1869,Tho Assessors' re
turns not ull boing made tbo Board adjournoJ to moot ou the 10th dnv
of Juno, 1869.
Called Session, May 20th, 1S69. Board mot to hoar an expression of
me pcopie (at a siatou mooting convonod in ishopard s Hall in pursuance
of notico given) relative to tio act of April 30, I8C9, authorizing oor.n-
iy ommisiiioners to construct turnpiKo roaus. Atlor an expression bad
bonn given bypassing a resolution instructing Commissioners to pro-
ccdo with tho work of building ono or more roads. It was ordered that
Iliol Dunsmoro, Jacob W. Stanbory, and Thomas Uodgin be appointed
Commissioners to survoy a preliminary lino of road from McConnelsville
aiong 1110 iiui noRvillo road as far as the foot of W. II. Cool s bill, aod al
so to run a preliminary lino from Malta to Ringgold.
Regular Session, Juno 7, A. D., I8G9 Commissioners concludod tho
nuartorly sottlomonta with tho county Troasuror, Total balance in tho
i roasury, 5U,.hoj 84. 'Iho report of tho viowors and survoyor on tho
1,11 rrew application lor alteration ot road was read tho 1st, 2d and 3d
days of the session and the road established. Compensation and dama
ges assessed $50, whioh was ordorod paid, Tho report of tho viowers and
surveyor appointed on tho application of Alox. Higgins for alteration of
road was tho 1st, 2d and 3d days of tho sossion and tbo roud establish
ed. Viowcr and surveyor appointod on tho James A MoConnoll appl:.
cation tho James J Palmor application tho J M Rogors application
tho R C D) ke application, and the Davis Oli pliant application lor alter
ations of or now roads. Tho report of tho Trustees of Windsor town
ship relative to alterations of river roads, was road the 1st, 2d and 3d
days of tbo session and the alterations established. Damacrcs awarded.
$119, which wore ordorod Ubo paid. S B Yocum, Esq.. county Treasu-
ror eioci, presontd his oiuuial bond conditioned in tho nonol sum of
cou.uuu, wnicn oona was approved and nied with tho Auditor Tor safe
keeping. Ordored that the AiWitor be authorised to nroenru a Survev.
or's Transit Instrument for tho purpose of carrying out tho provisions of
the act of April 30, 1869, authorizing Commissioners to construct public
piko roads. Ordered that $40 bo appropriaied from tho Volunteer Reliof
Fund to Morgan township, and $40 to Deerfiold township. Tho B. G.
Converse petition for new bridcro was presented, read and continued
Tho following levios for tho year 1869 were ordorod, to wit : Forcouo-
purposes lj mills; for Poor purposes, 1 1-5 mills ; for Public Building
purposes, 1-5 mill. Ordered that $250 be appropriated from tho Bridge
Fund to assist in buildinjrotilvorts In Marion township, said nionov to bo
expendod undor tho direction of n Smith, ono of Trustees of said tp
In ordor to comply with the provisions of tho Act of May 8th, 1868, reg
ulating tho assessment of Roal Estate, it was ordored that Morgan coun
ty bo dividod Into sovon districts, to wit : District No. 1, Bloom, Malta
and Morgan townships : District No. 2. Bristol and Manchester town.
ships ; District No. 3, Center and MeigsviIIo townships ; District No. 4,
Windsor township ; District No. 5, Homer and Marion townships ; Dis
trict No 6, Penn and Union townships; District No. 7, Deerfield and
York tawnchips and that public notico be givon of the above in the
newspapors published in the county. In tho order appointed viowers
commissioners to run tho preliminary line of Piko road on tho Barn
esviile routo, R A Pinkerton, Esq., was substituted for Thomas Hodgin,
who was absent. Ringgold route, John W Sands, Esq., and.Wm.Corner
were substituted for J W Stanbory and Thomas Hodgin. Ordored that
the following appropriations be mndo from tho Bridgo Funds, to wit :
$15 for bridgo across the run at Kolley s Salt Works, work to bo done by
Isaiah Kennison. Also $150 for culverts on the Pennsville and Malta
road, upper road (so callod). Also $150 for bridges and culverts on pou
dy hill, lower road (so called), work to be dono undor the diroetionof J
Kogers. Commissioners made tbo required examination of tho Coun
jail and found the samo In reasonably good condition bnd repair.
The Auditor was authorised to procure, on tho most favorable terms
tho required number or Supervisors blank Road certificates. Ordered
that the. Auditor advertise- tor sealed proposals for building a bridge nen
William Lahew's, in Bloom township ; also, for a bridge over Scott's
run in Moigsvillo townBbip.
Francis Petit, service County Commissioner the past quarter,
Goorgo S Corp, sorvioo county Commissioner tho past quar.
Joshua Davis, sorvice county Commissioner the past quar.
James B. MoUrew, service county Aud. the pusl quartor,
Adair Bros', paper and ink for Auditors offico,
. Same envelopes for Probate ofllco,
Alderman, sundry foes nnd costs iu Stato cases.
Apjoiirnid Skssion or Cocntt Board op Equalization June 10, A.
18C9 Tbo Board alter a caroful examination of the Assessors 'ro
turn Bonks, and hearing reports, and adjusting what to thorn soemcd er
rors, ordered that the assessment as returnod and corrected should bo
ontored on tho Tax Duplicate for the year 1869.
Adjourned Session June 29, 1809. Tho contrnct for tho Wood Work
tho Lahow and Scott run bridgos was awardod to Fouts fc Grubb at
$7,60 per foot linoal, and the Stone Work to L S Craig at 83,33 per perch
for the Lahew bridge and for Scott run at $3,60 per peroh. And, also,
tbo contraot for the stono work on tho MuConnoI run bridgo at $3 60
por peroh. 1
Called Session July 9th, A. D., 18G9. Owing to the opposition man
ifostod by tbo citizons of Morgan county aguinst the buildinir of Pik
roads, it was ordered that publio notioe should be given that the Com
missioners would procood no lurthor with the improvement until the
people more unanimously favor such roads.
Herald oflioe, notioo of districting for appraisomont.
Same, notico to Bridge Builders,
Mime, notico ot lioad Taxes,
Same, 36 quires Road Certificates,
tho county and Stato aforesaid, do hereby certify,
ber term, A. 1)., 1869, of said Court in and for Said
John Alexander, wall paper, paints, vurnishos, &c, 24 71
GEORGE S COKP,")
JOSHUA DAVIS, J Commissioners Horg.-Wco. O.
The Mate ofOhlo, Nornan County 1
1, Lvrus JU. Jiobcrls. (;lrk of tho Court of Common Plans In and for
that, at tho Novnm
d countv. an entrv war
made on the Jonrnal of said Court, reading as follows, to wit : On mo
lion tho Court appointed Wm. A. Storgoon and Joshua T. Crow to Inw
vestigato and oxamino in connection with the Prosecuting Attorney, tho"
report of the transn -tiorts of the Connty Commissioners of this county,
nnd the statement of the financial affairs of tho county by them made
to the Court, nndor the act ff tho Legislature of the SUie or Ohio. Or
dored, that the Prosecuting Attorney cause said report to be printed in
both tho papers of thin connty.
Witness my hand and ofllcml seal this 29ih of Nov. A. D.. 1869.
ai.. CYRUS M. ROBE UTS, Clerk.
The undorslgned, to whom was referred tho Report tho Commission
ers of suid county for the year ending September 6th, A. D., 1869, ros
pectfu I ly report . That, in compliance with the abovo order, tbey hav
examined said Commissioner's Report and compared tho snmo with tbo
books of accjiint In tho Audr.or Office, and find that the statement
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v, tuv (; mi in or money room rod in no on nami in iiiu
reet. The undersign-
nnnrn in rotrnrrl In
changing so much of the Ridso Road as runs through th nrf.lntril fit
Samuel Bhrr in Bloom tomnship, was unauthorised by Inw, but that in
all other respects said report is cornet. J. T. CHEW. .
December lDh, A. D., 1869. W. A. STURGEON.
....,. .. ui.uu u, iiiu nuwMint ui money requirod 10
Treasury at lli cloe of the fUeal yenr 1868. is correct
od find, however, tlmt the aeilon of said Commissic
Auditor's Annual Exhibit
RKCEIPTS AISTD EXPENDITURES
MORGAN COUNTY, OHIO,
FROM SEPT. Till, IS6S, TO SEPT. 6th, ISC!.
D. I C.
To amount of balance at September 7th, A. D. 1863.
m Muiuuub cuuooieu on duplicate at ISO,
To amount Slate Common School Fundi from State,
To amount Sortion 16 School Funds from State,
To amount Section 29 Ministerial Funds from State,
ro amount section 18 Funds from purchasers (principal),
To amount section 16 Funds from purchasers (interest),
To amount section 16 Funds from Ferry county,
To amount section 16 Funds from Muskingum county,
To amount snctiou 10 Funds from Washington county,
To amount of tines and costs paid in by Clerk Alderman,
To amount Teachors' funds paid in
To amount Show and Pedlur Liceuse collected,
To amount fines paid by Jim tires of the Poace,
To amount Jury Fees by Sheriff,
To amount Auction duties of Newton M. Hrent,
To amount John Alexander for repair of Kidge Road,
To amount J. B. McGrew, error in cost of Sheriff blanks,
To amount J. It. Boiman for repair of Kidge road,
To amount S. O. Bemis, for old books and papers sold,
To amouut A. Wood, balance on tax sale,
To amouut fines and costs by Clerk Roberts,
To amount J. B. McGrew for old shingles sold,
To amount A. Alderman for Laws sold.
To amount J. U. Murduck for coal,
By amount paid Stato February settlement, 1869,
By amount paid State Aueust settlement. 1869.
By amount paid State of section 16 funds,
By amount paid Stato of Show License,
By amouut paid Slate of l'edlars License,
By amount paid Stato of Auction licenso,
By amount orders redeemed, Deo. 180H,
By amount orders redeemed March, 1H69,
By amount orders redeemed June, 1W,
By amount orders redeemed SentemW. IRfir
By amount Treasurer's Fees on collections on duplicate.
By amount Treasurer's Fees on oollectioni not on I)imli,..l
Tl.. 1 ,
.j niuuuub Waco reiuauea.
By amount cost of advertising delinquent list,
By amount Supervisor's road Certificates redoi
84 4 .'
. 1,310 35
Condition of Treasury, September 6U1 1869.
Amount County Funds in the Treasurv.
Amouat of Bridge funds in the Treasury,
Amount of Poor funds in the Treasurv,
Amount of TuMio Building funds in the Treasury,
Amount Miscellaneous township funds in the Treasury,
Amount section 16, show, Ao., funds in the Treasury,
Amount Teachers' funds in the Treasury,
Amount Bounty funds ir. the Treasury,
Amount of Volunteer Relief funds in the Treasury,
iTAIES 33. M'QItE W. .Aud- M- O. O-
Dee. 11, 18C1).
How to Pay the National Debt.
This mootod question is likely to
bo settlod. Mack," of tho Cincin
nati Enquirer, in a letter from
Washington, writing of tho great
fortunes made by Scbonck, Garfield
nnd other members of Congross, on
their salury of five thousand dol
lars per annum, says :
"By tho way, every body seems
now-a-days to have a plan for pay-
ing tho National debt. Mine
this: Let soino ot our loval Con
gressmen enlarge tboir Hstom ot
private eco no n-y to a public scale.
Lot them teach tho nation what
they have learnod themselves how
to Invest five thousand dollars a
year and mileage, so that it shall
onablo tbauwnor to vhend too thou
sand a year, and to save a remain
der of one huudrod thousand of ac
crued interest. Apply this princi
pal to tho receipts of tho Govern
ment, and it will bo seen at a
glance that tbo National dobt will
bo paid before tbo Fourth of July
Mrs, Lincoln has returned to Frank
fort for tho win tor. Of course there is
not a word of truth in the story of ber
intended marriage with a German Ba
ron; She is living in retirement.
I Mr. James Moon, living in Westbo
t0 0,inton county, Ohio, is the father
and find that you have been cquaU
ly sweet to one and all of bb have
of fifteen children. He had in the ar
my seven sons, three sons-in-law, and
nine grandsons, who all went through
he war without a scratch.
Fourteen Buffalo gir's have
signed and sent this noto to a mod
est y.ung man: 'Wo, tbo ondor-
fcigned, have been comparing- notes
paid tho samo complimontu to each
und mado lovo in the same terms in
every case. Wa are indignant at
such duplicity, and domaud an ex-
In vfow of a dissolution of onr
partnership, and tbo consequent
settlement of our business, all per
sons indebted to the fir-n of J. E. &
Fin. R. Ilunna are requested to call
immediately and settlo their ac
counts. Tl's must have these settle
ments, and that immediately iu or
dor to meet the demands against as
by other business monj and as every
dollar helps, please don't get tho
idea that you are not included in
the call, because your account is
only five or ton dollars, or a small
amount, as you are the very one
meant, Ploase call and pay up on
this first call to avoid costs on a
second bv a summons.
J. E. &F1N. rIiIANNA. -
Deo. 10 1869-2C