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'commissioners proceedings for month OF AUGUST, 1913.
, Office of County Clerk, Great Bend, Kansas, August 4th, 1913. STATE OF KANSAS, COUNTY OF BARTON, SS: The Board of County Commissioners of County and State aforesaid met in regular session in the office of the Countj Clerk, Great Bend, " .Kansas, on Monday, August 4th, 1913. Present: p. E. Murphy, Chairman; Mat Dick and G. W. Land, Com missioners, R. C. Russell, County Attorney, W. M. Brown, Sheriff, and C. F. Younkin, County Clerk. The minutes, of the last meeting were read, and with several correc tions were, duly approved. ' Tie following bills were allowed and the clerk ordered to draw war rants for the same: Scalp Bounty. Corbet Smith, 3 coyote scalps ....i S3 00 H. E. Gage, 1 coyote scalp 1 00 Geo. J. Klein," 21 gopher scalps : i 05 Edward Whaley, 30 gopher scalps.'. i 50 . Ben Karat, 6 coyote, scalps!. $ 00 E. J. Eveleigh, 3 coyote scalps 3 00 Leo Redetzke, 1 coyote scalp .. 1 00 Henry W. Lawdtek, 24 gopher scalps 1 20 -0esse Hood, 1 coyote scalp - 1 00 1 Total bounty allowed at the August meeting $18 75 Bills. C. F. Younkin, salary as County Clerk for July.. $116 66 . J. K. Younkin, salary as deputy County Clerk for July 58 33 J. W. Soderstrom, salary as County Treasurer for July 116 66 J. T. Soderstrom, salary as deputy Counnty Treasure for July .. 41 66 S. M. Kellam, salary as Clerk'of Dist Court for July 123 29 H. A. Hall, salary as Probate Judge for July1 126 06 W. M. Brown, salary and expense as Sheriff for July 217 20 W. M. Brown, board of prisoners and attending jail, July 71 00 W. M. Brown, expenses in traveHng ' 15 00 W. M. Brown, same 17 30 'Clyde Yeo, sajary as Register of Deeds for July 125 00 Mra. ClydW Yeo, salary as deputy Register of Deeds for July .. 20 00 Jenie B. Momyer, salary as County Superintendent for July .. .. 104 35 W. A. Rush, salary as County Surveyor for July 20 50 John Malia, salary as janitor for July 35 00 Joe Sprinfcer, salary as Truant Officer past year 25 00 'J. K. McMullon, County Print" and Job work for July 171 50 Cv I. Phelps, salary as inspector and use of transit 90 50 Great Bend Transfer Co., freight and dray age - 3 07 L. J. Guan, Job work for Banta and Hall.. ... 10 00 t Great Bend Water ft Electric Co., light and water C H and jail 21 03 A. A. Wammengren, painting sheriff '8 residence 53 00 Arkansas Valley Telephone Co., rental and tolls for July 22 05 Great Bend Furniture Co., linoleum for Kellam 's office 13 65 Underwood Typewriter Co., typewriter for cOurt stenographer .. 75 00 Charlies Fankhauser, grinding lawn mower and plumbing 3 25 G. W. Thatcher, rent for the McLinn family 5 00 Western Union Telegraph Co., telegrams 70 West Dis. Co., for court house andjall 65 10 ' Great Bend Ice, Fuel ft Storage Co., ice for C. H. July and Aug. 6 45 Lundblade and Nystram, groceries for the poor.. ..." 4 75 Crescent Grocery Co., same 2 10 - Lundblade and Bolinger, same i en C. D. Snausrh. same '. KJ0S9 and, Harper, same Howell and Son, meat for the poor o, Degan Merc. Co., groceries for poor St. Rose Hosnital. carp of sirfr r , F. L. McCauley, coroners inquest, Joe Brown 5 00 . jMrs. Park Noe, care of self and family, July.... .... 10 00 A. B. Smith Jr., care of Geo. Helmick, Ind. Twp., July 15 00 A. H. Baker, Inquisition liquor cases 1 95 F. A. Dick, auto hire for Commtesicners 9 00 Crane ft Co., supplies for the county offices 165 88 C. J. Crowley, grinding lawn mower 1 25 S. H. Chatten Lumber Co., lumber and nails for bridge 5 $6 J. K. Anderson, labor and material for Sher. residence 12 00 Total bills allowed at the August meeting $2169 17 In the matter of coal for the Court House and the County jail for the ensuing year, the different coal dealers in Great Bend eity submit ted bids, and The Rock Milling ft Elevator Co. being the lowest bid ders was awarder the contract. To furnish the best grade Hastings nut at $5.00 per ton, and the best grade of Hastings slack at $3.50 per ton, the same, to toe delivered at th storage basements for the season la the matter of the repair of the bridge across Blood Greek fo Eu reka township, between Sections one and two, Dan, Miller Jr., was award e.d the contract to furnish all material and labor and complete la, a sat isfactory manner for the sum of One Hundred and Thirty Dollars $130. Ia the matter of the appraisement of island land in the bed of the Arkansas River, the following appraisements were, approved: Chas. Humphrey tract. Sec. 30, 20, 14; 20 acres appraised at $10 per acre; improvements $100. S. E. Adams tract. Sects. 33 and 34. 19. 13: is r ton RO; a improvements $100. Milton tract, Sec. 31, 19, 12 juL6, 20, 12; 14.9 acres at $6.50 per acre, Improvements $150. Ben McMulle tract. Sec. 20, 20, 14; 41 acres at $20 per acre, improve ments $200. The above tracts were appraised on July 15th and 16ft, 1913, by O. .R. Patterson, G. H. Kearney and A. S. McCracken, appraisers. la the matter of changing the boundary of School Districts No, 14 and 15, the County Superintendent set the northeast quarter of 22, 19, 13, out of District 14, and placed the same In District 15. The same was appealed to the Board of Commissioners, and after bearing all parties concerned, the Board set the east 60 acres of the Northeast quarter of 22, 19, 13, out of District No. 14 and placed the earn la District No. 15. The County Superintendent was instructed to change the boundary of the above named school districts. Tn Following Levies Were Approved: The following levies on each One Dollar valuation for the various Taxing Districts were duly approved by the Board of Commissioners State Revenue .... l 2 mWg vuuuv roueii.... .... .... , county iJrg..r County High Schools, Great Bend, cwy Imp. . Bond ft 1 3 15 2 1 2 0 , 0 1 0 Citj Great Bend Hoislngton Elitawoodl Claflin Pawnee Rock Gen. 2 1 85 2 6 1 5 v 1 5 1 on 1 95 10 10 in Hoislngton 32 43 . nn it 9V II j jjjjjj 25 mill Hoislngton, Elllnwood, Claflin.. .4 mill Ley Int. Libr. 4 1 0 5 0 0 4 S. Fund FKg. Ught-Fire 0 0 0 1 25 1 25 0 1 0 0 1. 0 0 0 .0 0 Township Township Gen. Road B. ft I. Albion .25 . .25 . .25 Beaver ' .25 .23 .0 Buffalo .25 .6 .0 Comanche .5 .5 .0 Cleveland .75 .76 .0 Cheyenne .25 .5 ' .0 Clarence .25 .75 .0 Eureka .5 .0 .5 1 Fairview . , ' .5 1.00 .0 Grant .25 .75 .5 1 Great Bend .5 .0 Homestead ; , , .26 .5 .0 Independent .5 .5 .0 Liberty ' " ; . . .25 .75 .5 Logan .25 .5 ; ' ,' ','' .0 Lakin , , .0 .0 .0 Pawnee Rock? .5 .6 - South Bend 1 . . I i .6 ' .0 Union .25 .5 M : ' .0 Walnut .25 . .25 .0 Wheatland .25 .75 .0 School District Levies District Gen. Bond and InDistriot Geo. Bond and In 1 1 3.5 . .6 63 1.6 1 2 1.5 .5 54 .0 J .7 65 2. 1.6 4 1. W 2. 5 L75 ' 67 2. 6 1. tt 3. m 7 .2. 59 2. 8 1. 60 1.5 9 1.5 61 1.5 10 2. , : 62 2. ' 1 ' 11 1.25 , " 63. .0 ' 12 1.6 64 1. 13 1.25 65 1.5 14 1. 66 2. 15 1.25 ' 67 1.25 . 16 1.25 ; ; , 8 .5 17 2. '. ' 69 1.5 1. 18 3.. ' 'j 70 1.5 19 2.25 ' 71 2.5 1. 20 .75' , ; 72 1. 21 2. 73 1. 22 .5 74 2. 23 .75 75 1.5 24 1.25 . ' : 76 1.6 25 ' 1.25 77 1. 26 1. 1 78 1. 27 3.25 79 1.5 . 28 2. ' 80 7. .5 29 3. .5 81 1.25 30 1.25 82 1 31 .75 ' 1.5 83 .0 32 .0 84 75 33 .5 83 1. 34 1.25 . .87 1. 35 1. 88 2. 36" .75 89 1. 37 .75 . 90 1.75 38 2. 1. 91 2. 39 1.25 93 3. 40 2. 94 2.5 41 126 95 2.5 42 1.25 96 2. .2 43 3. 97 2. 44 1. 1. 98 1.5 43 1. 99 1.5 46 2. 100 .5 47 1.75 Ml 1. 48 1. . 1. 102 2. 49 2. 1. 103 2. 50 2.25 Jt. 1 2. 51 1.5 Jt 2 5. . 1.25 52 ' .75 Jt 3 3. .25 Ope,nJ(ng Bridge Bids. hi the matter of the opening of bids for the completion of the bridges south of Claflin, and the cnstructlon of abuttmenta across Lit tle Cheyenne Creek im Lakin township, as per advertisement of July 4th, 1913, and July 11th., 1913, the Board proceeded to open the bids at 1 o'clock P. M.. The following bridge companies submitted (bids as fol lows: Mo. Valley Bridge Co. j Neeley Bros., 1 Removing and replacing floor on by Dan Hammond I by O. Neeley the Drew bridge 2 Placing concrete floor on the Vierthaler bridge 3 Building aibuttments and erect ing Strauto bridge 4 Building abuttments and erect ing Wenke bridge 5 Building abuttments and erect ing No. 10 S. H. bridge Or 10 per cent above Actual cost. After considering the bids and due deliberation tine Board adjourned to Monday, August 11, 1913, at which tkme the contract will be award ed for the above named bridge work. ATTEST C. F. YOUNKIN, County Clerk. ADJOURNED SESSION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. Office of the. County Clerk, Great Bend, Kans., Monday, Aug. 11, 1913 STATE Oil KANSAS, COUNTY OF BARTON, SS: Pursuant to adjournment of July 8th., 1913, the Board met in the of fice of the County Clerk, Great Bend, Kansas, Monday, August 11, 1913. All members of the Board were present R. C. Russell County Attor ney, W. M. Brown, Sheriff, and C. F. Younkin, County Clerk. In the. matter of letting the contract for the completion of the bridge work south of Claflin, and the bridges in Lakin township, the Board considered the matter, and after due deliberation the contract was let to the Missouri Valley Bridge ft Iron Company, of Wlcbita, Kansas. . Contracts were entered into between the Missouri Valley Bridge ft Iron Company and. the Board of County Commissioners, one contract for the completion of the bridge work as follows: Removing and replacing concrete floor on tl)e Drew bridge. Placing the floor on the Vierthaler bridge. . Building abuttments and erecting the Straub bridge. Contract to do tin above work the work completed by October The other contract as follows: Build abuttments and erect the Sections 2 and 11, 19, 11. Build abuttmente and erect the tween Sections 10 and 11, 19, 11. Contract to do the above named work at cost, aha 10 n.r ent tnrf have the work comnleted in. a . t Tt above named company Levies $490 $660 $3 810 $620 $710 $2 940 $740 $740 $5 750 00 $910 $780 $0 650 00 at cost, plus 10 per cent, and bare Uth, 1913, In a satisfactory manner. bridge at the Weoke place, between 7. bridge at No. 10 school house, be atiafactnPT v agreed to furnish good and sufficient boo for the completion of the work and for labor and matrial. There being nothing further, the Board adjourned to meet in the next, regular session, or at the call of the chairman. ATTEST: C. F.. YOUNKIN, County CLERK. P. E. MURPHY, Chairman. ' 0 0 0 0 0 00000000000 NEW8 NOTES From Our Exchanges. 0 000000000000 Mrs. D. Hlmrod has gone to the home of her mother tt Danville, HI. She will go later to the millinery markets at St Louis and Kansas Zity before her return In September. Sterling Bulletin. . John Geer and family moved from Elllnwood to Sterling, Wednseday and will live on south sixth street Mr. Bulletin. Sterling has a day set Saturday, August 9th, for the destruction of the Russian and Canadian thistle within the. city limits. Great Bend mfebt well profit by the example of our sis ter city and do likewise. Elder Mosler has accepted a, call to the pastorate of the Great Bend Baptist church. He has been preach ing there the past four weeks, since his return from Ness City, where he was for something over a year. Mr. Mosier and family moved to Great Bend yesterday.-Sterling Bulletin. A little girl has bobbed up in Dodge City, who claims 12 living grand parents, 8 of whom live In Ford county and four in. Stafford county That' quite some ancestors. R. S. Watt, a Dodge City man will receive $200,000 as his share of an estate in Iowa. Spearvllle News. Little Cordie Ablettwno has been staying with her sister, Mrs. F. M . Greenlee for the past few weeks, re turned Thursday to her home in the Bend. Ness County Echo. Mr. amd Mrs. Geo. Borthwick and dauhter, Martha, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Borthwick accompanied by the MI&3 Ruth Borthwick, returned from Great Bend Thursday. Ness County Echo. NOT MUCH MOISTURE. According to the rain gauge at the St. Joan National Bank the seven months past of the present year have brought but little moisture. The re. cord kept on the gauge shows the pre clpitation to have been 4.55 inches including both rain and snow, since January first ST. John News. There has been enough devilment taken place in St. John within the past few weeks' to fill a pege of this moral culivator. Several arrests have been made this week amd next term of the district court will be a real attraction for parties desiring "rich and racy" entertainment. St. John News. YOUNGEST COUNTY GRADUATE. At the opening of the North Star school for the term .1907-8, Raymond Card was enrolled as e pupil, age five years, and completed the course of study the past term, having done the nine years' work in six years and passed the county diploma ex amination of this year with an aver age grade of eighty-four, or nine per cent above the requirement for a county diploma, thus ootakitag a diploma at the age of eleven, being the youngest graduate in the county and his teacher believes the youngest in the state. During Mr. Rufitnisel's seven years work at North Star, 17 pupils have craduated from that school, making it the banner school in that respect m the county Staf ford Courier. J.-N. Ruamiee,!, Recorder of Staf ford Lodge of Ancient Order of Unit ed Workman, last week paid to the beneficiaries of the late A. B. Peacock, two thousand daltors.tbat being the amount of insurance car ried in that order by Mr. Peacock, on the eighth day after the completion of the death, proof, which la just another illustration of the way the A. O. U. W. does things. Stafford County Republican. Mrs. Otto Renfro Is nursing a very sore foot faavlag sprained her ankle while steppfng from the porch. Her mother, Mrs. Jacob Piper, of Great Bend, came Saturday to stay with her. Kinsley Grapblc. Will Bush end soo, Ed, were sa rested last evening on a charge of selling intoxicating liquors. They were placed under bands and their case witt be tried la the district court la November. Kinsley Graph Ic. I WANTED I Pun lc jwOiftol .hwfent ' and board. Call 1029 VauBuren, FIRE LOSS NEAR LARNED. Fire of unknown orfcln detrojej4 property to the amount of $3000 of . the Garton farm, west of Lanm, last week. In describing the fire. the Tiller ft Toiler says In part: Three buildings were destroyed, tb barn, granary and tool house, ajeo A. automobile shed and another sbe4 about 80 feet long, together wtth long section of high board fence. ; Two horses were burned to 4e& In the barn, one of them a stalllojs "Big Prince." Th property destroy ed also Included 25 tons of baled si. falfa ha j about 20 tons of sheet a. ' and katflr corn, 200 bushels of con, $200 worth of harness, two. wagons, two drills, a buggy, a one hone driS, two saddles and numerous tools to4 smaller articles. The alfalfa was shipped la fro Sterling About a month ago and hA . been ta storage, in another barn. 09 kut Saturday Mr. Garton and bit brother and a helper moved It to the bam which burned thapjgto in one of the party smoked, and ther was no evidence of any kind indi- . carting fire when they quit work and. they are completely at a loss for a explanation of theorigin of the firs. The total loss is estimated to b . at least $3000. In adjustment of tb Insurance Mr. Garton received $205 on the horses and $800 on the barn, leaving the net loss about $2000. HOLD COUNTY CONFERENCE. i The commissioners of Rush cai&ty have issued a call for a mces meet tag to be held Aug. 15th in the Court rrom at La Crosse to discuss the ser wheat, feed, grasshoppers and law. proved methods of farm problems and if possible, formulate plana to sid in meeting these matters success , fully, by such means as may appear best. FARM SALE. Remember the H. J. Ward sail on Tuesday, August 26th. Mr. Ward, is going to quit farming and will of. fer an unusually lot of good stuff for sale, among which will be a nutn her of extra good milk cows, two teams of fine mules, a lot of good farming Implements, 100 acres of corn fodder in the field, besides alV his household goods and many other, articles too numerous to mention. See the big bills for a full list of the offerings. , PICKLING HIS FEED. S. H. Cwlnn was in from west of town Saturday and reports that b has, or rather had, a large force o men at work filling his big Ho. Sum did not have much corn himself this' year, and has beeen buying fedder from his near neighbors to put Into, his silo, paying on an avearge about $4 per acre for the same, and he es. tlmates that it will cost him at least $500 to get the big cement tank fill ed with feed for this winter. He was) running two binders and a header ports a strenuous time trying to keep U the machines a big wrench was left where it was elevated into oa of the boxes with the fodder, and with the feed was thrown into to silage cutter, tearing up the sam. to the tune of $50 worth of repairs; Feed is going to cost enough this year without any little side luxuries uch as repair bills like that. MAOE MONEY BY OBEYING LAW. Kansas Farmer Compelled to Culta- vats Land Reaped Big Harvest. Forty bushels of wheat per acre hi the reward cf'J. M. Carpenter, a, farmer of near Colby, Kansas, has- received for obeying a state law. In the late 90 s a Kansas legislature passed a law empowering county com , missioners In Western Kansas to. force land owners tocaklrate their land to prevent soil drifting. Tb law was passed largely because of the rising prevalence of soil drifting in Thomas county. Carpenter had 600 screes of this land and 400 sores adjoining it. Th commissioners ordered him to oultk rate U in July, 1912, to prevent tb same from drifting onto bis neigh pors fields. He obeyed and at tlx same time drilled bis 400 acres of stubble ground to wheat without any preparation. He also drilled the 600 acres of drifting land wfijch he had been forced to cuultlvate. It yielded 40 bushels of grain per acre this year , while the 400 acres on the unprepaN ed land yielded onry between four and five bushels per acre. Local wbeat growers of that community consider 4t the most remarkable den onstratlon of the value of aclentif- Ic fanning ever yet made in that sec tion of the country. ' A goodly Dumber of the, Lyons te . were here Sunday to gas upon th T slaughter of the Innocents.