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son tht he told me he wu not at my house
Wednesday was that be beard that 1 was iealous of him. Told me when he came there, and said he stayed until eight or half pat. Mrs. weasi men Bpune up mu mm she told him better than that. I asked him if he not upstairs all the forenoon with my wife. He then jumped to his feet, and what happened after that I do not know. Some one then told me Parks was shot. In the evening I went home, and went out to look for the children. Went back and met Mrs. Weast. She told me that Parks want ed to see me. TbAt be did not want to pros ecute me. I met Murlock and be told me also that Parks wanted to aee me. After dark Reeres came, and Mrs. Weast, Newell and Keeves went into the parlor. Mrs. Weitst again told me that Parks wan ted to see me. I went. He said that his attorney wanted to prosecute. I told him to do as he pleased about the matter. He said be would study the matter over and that he would not prosecute that night. He sent for Newell, who came back and said that he would stop the matter for that night. We went to a justice's office and Newell ar ranged so that there would be no prosecution that night. I did not say that I wiis sorry that I had shot Parks when be sent for me te his room, and that I would pay the bills. Parks did not say that it was a pretty thing to shoot a man to death and then come and ask for forgiveness. There was no conversa tion about givine away as to any girl. In the winter of 1876 my brother and I were in business in Streator, and going home one night after 11 o'clock we were attacked ; af ter that I have always carried a revolver. For a number of years I have had very poor health, caused by bleeding of the lungs, and have been under treatment during that time. Was in Ottawa when I first learned that Parks had died. I telegraphed from the Windsor House, Chicago, where I was. Have not cohabited with Mrs. Weast since this occurrence, and have sustained no rela tions with her as man and wife. The rest of the testimony is in type but crowded out for lack of space. It will ap pear. The rebuttal showed chiefly that Weast could not be believed under oath. ItOAItl) OF KLTEKVISOUS. Last Session of the Hoard of 1885-0. Momda v FiBST Day. The Doard met en Monday afternoon pur suant to adjournment. After the roll call, which showed all pres ent except Supervisors Hutterfield, Dresser, Graves, Griffin, Ilelmig, Hope, Lauf, Mcln tyre, Madden, Phillips and Howe, a large number of bills were read, some of which were referred, some tabled. The agreement of the chairman of the Hoard (for the county) with L. W. Brewer, as attor ney defending the county in the Heddick will case, was read. In substance the agree ment is this : If the suit ends on the Circuit Court trial, Brewer gets $400; if it goes through the Appellate and Supreme Courts, he gets $300 more. Adjourned to Tuesday a. m., at 9 o'clock. TCMDAT MoR.Nl.Ml SxOOKD DAT. The Board met at 9 o'clock, with a few more members present. The minutes were read and approved, after which McLaughlin called attention to the sharp practice of his townsmen in La Salle in defeating the payment of their taxes. The back taxes of La .Salle are something over $33,300, and very little has been collected during the pnBt few years. On the contrary, the back taxes are constantly accumulating. How the tax payers of the "Imperial City" defeat the payment of theso taxes and yet manage to pay them, or, what amounts to the same thing, get a receipt in full, is illus trated by Mr. McLaughlin, citing the case of Michael Byrne. He has paid no taxes since 1869, except the tfixes of 1377. On 19 lots the taxes were $3,018.10, and on his making affidavit that the bn k t ixes were equa' to the value of the property, nn order of the court was made thn' the property be sold. It was 10 sol!, the 1 lots bringing $178. Byrne buying, getting rid in this way of his back taxes in a lump paying $3,0-18.19 with $178! On bis residence the taxes were $1,019.92. which at the sale under the order ef the court brought '.(). On the 4th day f last March Byrne sold this property for $4,500; it was again sold in July ; and nsrtiin in November last, the latter time for $3,300. This wss his residence property, on Gth and Maiquette streets. Mr. McLaughlin pn:d he had asked the County Board to prosecute these de'inqwenti, but it has not done so. As supervisor of the town be hag prosecuted several, obtaining judgments for town tmesi, which the town will save; but tho other tax es will be lost if claims are not prosecuted. "If," said Mr. McLaughlin, "this is the wny taxes are to be paid, the anarchists are right when they say that government is simply an instrument in dishonest hands to swindle honest men out of their rights !' The soon er this law is wiped from the statute book or all men are allowed to pay their taxes in the same way the belter J What Mr. McL. would Bke to know is whether the Board propose to take any action in the matter. Another sample of similar tax paying is the case of the Cody estate, which by a sale of the prop erty paid back taxes of $4,318 09 with $300, the amount the property sold fur at the sale. Mr. Gunn said he wished the gentlen.an from La Salle would make a motion for a committee on the subject. Mr. McLaughlin thereupon moved the ap pointment of a committee of three to exam ine the subject, consult the county attorney, and make a report at this session. So order ed ; the chair appointing, at the suggestion f the mover, Messrs. Marsh, MoMullan and Fischer. This interesting subject disposed of, the clerk, under the order of yesterday, proceed ed to read the bills presented. This is a new "racket," bills heretofore having been refer: red to the proper committee without reading. However, of course, after the reading the "watch docs of the treasury" knew all atout it a great deal better than they did before! It was also ordered that no account be passed an that is presented after Thursday morning. Adjourned to 9 a. m. Wednesday. Wfpkkshat Third Day. One of the curiosities in the way of bills showed up from the Chicago f'rrniny Journal. Last August the runepade of the paper came to Ottawa, and asked Chairman Lewis for authority to "write up" the county build ings for a "consideration.'' Mr. Lewis sai 1 he had no power to make such an order, but he could do aa he pleased, and if he did write it up he could let his bill run the gauntlet of the Board. The matter was parsed for the present. Supervisor McLaughlin asked for authority to purchase tickets to ship back to Kurope certain persons who bad become dissatisfied with this great and glorious country. It was decided it would be a bad precedent to es tablish, as the persons had not become as yet a county charge, and the aid wa-t refused. - The Trobate Clerk reported earnings for the past six months. $1,751 ; and receipts, $1,437.80; net receipts paid into the coun ty, $28.07. The County Clerk reported earnings for the past six montna, ju.ioo. x; receipts, fl,6o5.C2; expenses, $3,038.13; earnings over expenses, fo.JHU.uU, The South Ottawa supervisor, Farnsworth presented a petition from Chas. A. Chandler, who had a leg broken while at work as bridge builder on the C. U. & J., lor $ou, wtneo with $o7 raised by subscription he expected would enable him to go to Rush Medical Col lege to have an operation performed, which it is believed will enable mm to get wen an i able to support his father and mother. As the family had already Decome in a Bmau way a county charge, the amount was ai lowed. Then followed a great raft of bills, which were read and referred. A petition from the Highway Commission era of La Salle was read, asking for aid for that old, old sore the Shippingsport Bridge road north over the river bottom from the bridge to La Salle. The work has begun, and it is expected the work will cost $6,407.60, one-half of which, $3,233.80. the county is asked to appropriate, Bince the tax levy of 80c on the $100 full extent allowed ny taw will produce but one-half the estimated cost. Iteferred. Mr. Gunn presented a bill of Mr. Thomas Martin for $00, for taking care ot Mrs. we- Cullough, of his township, from March to October last, wnen she died. uno was very old. and beine not taken care of by her rela tives, if she had any living or able, when she took her to his home and cared for her until she died. On motion of Mr. Hickok $25 were allowed. The treasurer's report from September session to date was rtad as reported by the oommittee to settle with treasurer. It showed receipts, $59,148.70 ; expenses, $89,. 910.05 ; balance due county, $19,228.05. TlIl'HHDAY F'M'BTH DAY. The matter of the M. Byrne tax case from La Salle came up on a report of the special committee. It was found the law in the case had been complied with. Byrne's affidavit showed the assessed valuation was less than the amount of back taxes, and that the taxes were greater than it was believed the prop, erty (in its then condition of title) would sell for in open market. The question is "What are you going to do about it?" The county attorney might suggest a way in which the taxes may be collected; the com mittee could not. The Circuit Clerk's report showed earn ings past six months, $2,189.56; receipts, $1,539.35; uncollected, $750.20; expenses, $1,790. The report of the special committee ap pointed at the December term to investigate the matter of outside aid to paupers came up next, printed copies being furnished the Board. It was lengthy and, on its face, showed an extreme looseness in these ac counts, luxuries being supplied without lim it. It also showed that these accounts were constantly and rapidly increasing, gave sam ple bills audited, and a table of expenses for "necessaries" and "luxuries," town by town, as per bills paid at July session. The sub ject matter will be belter understood when the report is published, as it will be next week. The committee close by recom mending: 1. That the Board will allow no bills for oulidde aid except on Itemized orders of sup ervisors. 2. That orders for provisions shall include nothing but flour, meat, fish and potatoes, ex cept in cases of extreme age or sickness. 3. That orders (riven for other purposes than for provisions shall include articles of prime necessity only. 4. That orders issued by assistant supervi sors shall not be recognized by the Hoard, except in cases where given on the written reouest of the supervisor. 5. That any substitution of one article for another by the party on whom the order is drawn shall render the whole order void. 0. The committee also recommend thi adoption of a form of order to be used hereaf ter, which tho County Clerk be instructed to procure in book form and supply the same to the supervisors or the several towns, winch .art a tub nd a main order cciitiiininir items . .zccssitica and blank lines for other itrti . and contemplates an itemized order, wnlch goods alone can be furnished on the order. The subject is a very important one, and was so looked upon by all. Norton, Karl, moved to adopt tho report. Fisher, Mendota, said he would be ashamed to have such a report go to his town. Gunn (chairman of committee) said they had examined some 3,000 orders and not less than 25,000 different items. He thought the recommendations should be adopted, espe cially the 5lh, which would relieve supcrvis ors from annoyance and at the same time limit the orders to necessaries. An nir'iated and laudably humane discus- oii" tln rciiponaroie astowhut were "neces saries, risber thought cofleo, tea and even sugar in reasonable quantities were; but at the rate of $5 a family he thought they be came luxuries. He thought the order should be adopted. Reed, Ottawa, approved the report. The difficulty supervisors have to contend with is the want of time and ability to examine into individual cases when orders are given to see that only "necessaries" are bought on orders issued, and the pauper committee having approved the claims, the members aside from that committee knew little or nothing of the character of the bills presented. He also approved of the order, but "aid there should be some liberty of ac tion left supervisors in making out their itemired orders, for what would in some cises be luxuries in others would be neces sry and proper articles to be supplied. Kades in a very humane speech thought the supervisor would not stick to these order, and cited numerous cases of his own where what were nominally luxuries had been or dered, and properly so, and would be ordered by any man with a heart in him who had the cases to look after. He favored retrench ment, but didn't just see how the proposed order would help matters. Th upshot of the discussion was that the understanding is that "outside" aid is ren dered to petsons who partially support themselves. These persons may be assisted by orders for necessaries ; except that when the supervisor believes that other goods may properly be given he may so specify on his order. A motion to include tea and coffee as among the necessaries was voted down, and the report then adopted as a whole, in spite of the belief of many that it would be impracticable to restrict the orders to item ized s'atements of goods to be furnished. Adjourned to Friday morning. Friday Fifth Day. After approving reports of committee to settle with county officers, the Board tackled the Chicago Journal "write up" bill, and it was disallowed. Then in came a raft of bills from the sheriff for washing, mending, &c. The bills startled the committee. In fact they paralyzed them, and in self-defense they reported them back to the Board. The sheriff's bills are truly remarkable, and Lave been, and in spite of the fact that the Board has repeatedly "sat down'' on thera, they still come in. Will he never take a header? Norton moved to allow such parts of the bills as the sheriff would swear has accrued to the benefit of the coun ty ! Gracious goodaess ! This was with drawn, however, to' allow McLaughlin to mev to recommit the bills i the conimittee, In the afternoon, on motion of Fisher are- solution was adopted instructing the county attorney to have all lands and lots on which the b-ick taxes were equal to or greater than their value sold, and Sups. Fisher, Eads and Marsh were appointed a committee to buy at the sale in such way as to protect the inter ests of the county. The sheriffs washing bill came up again, as overhauled by the committee and cut down from $14"). 7 to $82.69. A comparison of the bill with the Clifton Hotel laundry price list showed that the sheriff charged the county the same prices for washing for pris oners, although, as explained by Sup. Nor ton, the county furnished the soap, fuel, clothes wringer, clothes line, water, hot air, building, everything ! Sup. Norton main, tained that in the light of a recent decision of the supreme court the Board could allow the sheriff only the actual cost of such serv ice, as his compensation was fixed by law and no allowance beyond that was legal, and if he had received more in times past he and his bondsmen were liable to the county for the amount. "Look at the equity of the thing," said Mr. Norton. The sheriff is al lowed $3.50 a week for boarding prisoners, though the county furnished deputies to de the cooking, paid for the stoves, fuel, cutlery and crockery, furnished the beds, bedding, &c, &c, and in addition to all he wants first class laundry prices for washing 1 It is suggested that the county could make money by closing up its $10,000 boarding house and letting the job of boarding the prisoners and washing for them to the Clifton Hotel I Madden, of the committee, said they had figured out that washing for the prisoners was worth 22c. per week per man and they had allowed the sherriff at that rate. After some further discussion the question was put and the report of committee cut tine down the ebeoitTs bill was adopted. Resolutions of respect to the memory of John P. Miner, of Kden, dec d, late a mem- ber of the board, after eulogistic remarks by Gun, Eads and Lewis, were adopted, and the board adjourned to this morning. 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