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Report For 1917 (Continued from page One) CLAIM NO. 7173, FAVOR OF P. SEI, COUNTY COMMISSION FOR $404.90, IS SUBJECT TO ~ SAME CRITICISM. CLAIM NO. 7174, FAVOR OF '. WEINRICH, COUNTY COM sSIONERR, FOR $269.50, IS SUB. jF TO THE SAME CRITICISM AS ABOVE CLAIM, AND FOR rlTER CRITICISM, L E, EX p~SE ITEMS ARE NOT SUF rcENTLY ITEMIZED. The following claims of deputy as orws, are not legally itemized: m No. 7236, favor of J. W. Ator .................. .............. $50.00 SNo. 7237, favor of 0. A. As petand ...------------. -------.......... 50.00 No. 7244, favor of Asa Barnes ........................-.... 50.00 No. 7268, favor of 'R. p. Dickey ................................ 50.00 m No. 7285, favor of T. R. Forbes --........----------------------.......---- 50.00 No. 7289, favor of Fred Gaze ....................................... 40.00 C No. 7298, favor of Jno. 0. Hanson ......... .............. 43.33 . No. 7300 favor of H. B. ill ............................................ 50.00 NO. 7350, favor of -F. W. Robinson -----.".................. 50.00 No. 7363, favor of T. B. Tasa -----......------- ------............------------ 50.00 No. 7369, favor of Geo. 1. Vadenberg .................... 50.00 CLAIM NO. 7352, FAVOR OF J. REDMOND, AUDITOR, FOR .20, EXPENSES NOT SUFFI. TLY ITEMIZED. CLAIM NO. 7391, FAVOR OF J. *.BiTTERFIELD, ROAD WORK. 42.78, CONTAINS CHARGES' FOR NS OTHER THAN HIM F. ALL PERSONS HAVING NEY DUE THEM FROM THE INTY, SHOULD PRESENT IR OWN CLAIMS. MANY CLAIMS AGAINST THIS AD FUND ARE SUBJECT TO SAME CRITICISM. CLAIM NO. 7469, FAVOR OF IX McGOWAN, ROAD SUPER iSOii, FOR $394.16, PRESENTS M FOR WORK AS FOLLOWS: McGowan ............... --.......... 81.0i) Kh isor .................. ................. 15.00 h Tannan .........----------------- 15.00 McGowan, teams .---.......... 67.52 Ketchum ............... ............. 18.00 Anderson .......................... 10.00 ph Tannan .........-............. 16.88 Iph Tannan ............ 18.00 Anderson ......................... 16.88 Menger -......--------------........ 18.00 isor ........ ......... 18.00 IcGowan, teams ........... 72.00 lhse labor vouchers are not by the various parties claimed have Performed such labor, nor they assigned to Mr. McGowan. other claims on the road fund ii this condition. MI FOLLOWING CLAIMS ARE ALLY PAID: S TChy COMMISSION- .. ....... ............$209.20 7558, FRANK R. WEIN UCh, COUNTY COMMIS NI k ... ............----- .. 344.30 7559, P. J. EIE, COUN COMMISSIONER ........ 369.40 ALL CONTAIN CHARGES INSPECTION OF ROAD, CENTS PER MILE, ADDITIONAL CHARGES EXPENSE. THERE ARE OTHERS OF THE COUN COMMISSIONERS SUBJECT T1 SAME CRITICISM, AS BEREINBEFORE MEN elaims do not indicate the l by the Board; reference is 1.aticularly to claims of Aug. No. 8088, favor of Mary for $27.50, does not show of the chairmran. No. 8168, favor of L. J. or $35.41, is subject to the .Tjm as Claim No. 8088. NOTE THAT THE COUNTY ONERS' CLAIMS ARE 4OM THE CONTINGENT ITY SHOULD BE PAID L"OWS : PER DIEM, AND FOR ATTENDANCE OF SHOULD BE PAID 1 (XCNTINGENT FUND, PERTAINING TO IULD BE CHARGED - E FUND. PIAJ INING TO "IGR' D BE CHARGE., favor of G. . - $427.50 reads as 22zy days work th calle tor at iu~. No iItýw we - THE CLL. APPROVAL AND PAYMENT' .S ICR SHOULD S4 IN IN OF. NCAL, WORK WITH A PEN AND INA, AND. A S-.OULD ALL DE TERY 1OR HIS SUPERlIO T IeS ' 7 DARG1ROUS - 4C FURA T THLE USi AN OF-IC DICIAL ORFF[Z&j WOfI, EACH ICXIL _WOR WI[s ILLA EG AND WE INSIST `HAT THEIE kAC. TICE BE DISCONTINI p CIai~n1. 9384, favor of Margaret Braden, for ,$21.25, work in . Clerk and Recorder's ofice, was not ap proved; also claim' of Nels A. Le vang, No. 9437, for $125.00, was not approved. We note that the "Warrant Regis. ter," does not in all caef indiate the date of payment of warrant as, provided for in column. We note the "Auditor's Petty Cash" is not in all cases used pro perly. This account Was creited by this department for certain purposes, as follows: transportation of poor, postage stamps, freight and expreos bills. WE FIND THE PRIVILEGE HAS BEEN ABUSED. IF THIS ACCOUNT IS IN THE FUTURE USED FOR PAYMENTS NOT IN TENDED AS STATED, THIS DE PARTMENT WILL HAVE THE ACCOUNT ABOLISHED. WE WERE UNABLE TO CHECK THIS ACCOUNT AS ALL CHECKS1 WERE NOT ENTERED. The "Commissioners' Proceed ings" have not been signed by the Clerk for the following meetings: January 3, 4, 8, 12, 13, -'17. We desire to call your special at tention to the matter of time when fees are accounted for by the fol lowing officers to the couinty treas urer. L. J. Onstad, Former Clerk of Court 2 Fees Paid to Treasurer Amount June, 1918 July 25, 1916 $318.00 2 O. R. Girard, Clerk of Court July Sept. 11 325.00 August Oct. 2 201.00 Sept. Nov. 1 332.50 Oct. Nov. 16 243.50 Nov. ' Dec. 30 464.50 Dec. Jan. 24 251.50 Jan. 1917 Feb. 26 436.00 Feb. Mar. 30 310.50 March Apr. 20 246.50 Jack Bennett, Sheriff Jan. 1917 April 4, 1917 $ 87.23 Feb. April 4, 1917 101.64 Mar. Apr. 4, 1917 137.74 $326.61 Ben H. Johnson, Clerk & Recorder June, 1916 Aug. 7, 1916 $1,397.20 July Sept. 8 1,260.60 Aug. Sept. 13 1,307.80 Sept. Nov. 24 1,363.10 Oct. Nov. 30 2,092.55 Nov. Jan. 25, 1917 2,727.80 Dec. Feb. 27 2,198.75 Jan. 1917 Apr. 21 1,772.80 Feb. Apr. 21 1,311.30 Mar. Apr. 21 2,300.05 The law provides that all fees must be paid in advance to the fore going officials. If the official fol lows the law he has the money to deposit these fees not later than the first Monday of each month with the County Treasurer as required by lsaw. Further, the, law provides also that the oficial shall not be paid his salary until he files his monthly report together with fees collected. The law should be strictly complied with, and it is the duty of the County Attorney and your Honor able Bdard to see that the law is complied with, particularly as re lates to the report of .the State Examiner. By comparing the time when fees were collected and time when fees were accounted for to the Treasur er, you will note there is consider able space of time l - rvening from ten days to three moras. The clanids ad warrants were checked against the "Warrant Reg ister," and the detatanding war rants were reconciled as follows: General Lun per ledger $12,921.88 General fund, per register 12,921.28 SoPr.l, Ience 2~r~ . WILT PTO r r 'RAT ALL . TU y OF iCIA S GOONpag KT VHYLAW N TO O THEIR a- dF &AWA DUTIS. WE TRUST 1 AT1 WMAY ..vE AS WE SYU S E .OPER OrPEAIONI TWL SEE , TO IT TAt T ALLB - FICIE~CY AND A BFiTER COUN. STY GOVERNMENT MAY EXIST. ,Respectfully esbmitted, R. N.- HAWKINS, First Assistant state Examiner. COMPLETE TEXT 0 F ARMISTICE One-Cessation of operations by land and in the air six hours after th9 signature of the armistice. Two - Immediate evacuation of invaded countries: Belgium, France, Alsace-Lorraine, Luxemburg; so or dered as to be completed within 14 days from the signing of the armis tice. German troops which have not left the above mmj.ioned territories within the period 'fixed will become prisoners of war. Occupation by the allied and United States forces 'natly will keep reace with evacu ti.ai areas. A'l movements, of evacuation and occupation will be regulated in accordance with a "note annexed to the stated,terms. Three--Repatriation beginning at once and to be completed within 14 days of all inhal:itants of the coun tries above, mentioned, including hostages and persons under trial or convicted. ", ?--Surrender in good cond;,ion by the German armies of the follow ing equipment: 'Five Thousand guns, 2,500 heavy, 2,500 field guns, 30,000 machine guns, 3,000 rmnnewerfer, 2,000 aeroplanes (fighters, bombers, 73's and night bombing machinies). The above to be delived in situ to the allies and the United States troops in accordance with the de tailed conditions laid down in the an nexed note. Five-Evacuation by the German armies of the countries on the lefc bank of the Rhine. These countries on the left bank of the Rhine shadl be administered by the local authori t es under the control of the allied fleet and United States armies of occupation. The occupation of these territories will be determined by al lied and the United States garri sons holding the principal crossings of the Rhine, at Mayenence, Coblenz, gnd, Cologne, these points in 30 kilo meters radius together with bridge heads at us on the' right bank and by garrisons similarly holding the strategic points of the regions. A neutral zone shall be reserved on the right of the Rhine between the stream and a line drawn parallel to it 40 kilometers to the east from the frontier of Holland to the parallel of Ghernsheimn and as far as practiC able a distance of 30 kilometers from the east of stream from this parallel on tlhe Swiss frontier. Evacuation by the enemy of the Rhine lands shall be ordered as to be completed within a further period of 11 ,days, in all 19 days after the signature of the armistice. All movements of evacuation and occupation will be regulated according to the. note an nexed. INUIJTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS TO BE KEPT I...NTACT Six-In all terrtory evacuated by the enemy thereshall be no evacua tion of inhabitants; no damage or harm shall be done to the persons or property of the inhabitants. No destruction of any kind to be com mitted; Military establshmdts of all kinds shall be delivered intact as well as military stores of food, mu nitkons and equipment not removed during. the periods fixed for evaca ati n. Stores of food of all kinds for tife cifvi population, cattle, etc., shall be left is astu. Industal establish meta -d ll not be iInpaired in ay w n tbeir personne *sal not be, mI ed. Read and meta of ore.. mcton of every kid, ra-lway, wser*sf, t e sebebdtes, tel.-s talepaema aUa in as ae eas sn tbeee ::3~D~lli~L~t ik~ Ma,~r M ~ý, l 4· )t~aasennt para.pah - I edigt -stte by Germanp c gurnag shall be resposaible for revealing aB man troops anperd ofshall assist in their man comma~n shall also revea! all srce measures that may have rbeen to t(such as poite soning or polluting he etails of these e.) n der penaL ALLo reprisals. Nine-- Tright requisommitiond shall be responsibede byr revealing alln mithes or del. armiects ing fases disposed on territory evacuapkted by the Getroops of cludiman troops and shall assist ib their discovery and destruction. The Ger man command shall also reveal all destructive measures that may have been taken (such as poisoning or polluting of springs, wells, etc.) un der penalty and Uneprisals. Nine---The right of 4equisition shalon be exercised by the allies and the U.nitedS. armies in all ocbe ablcupied ter ritory. The upkeep of the troops of ccuption in the Rhwoundeeland (ex-who cannot eluding AlsremovaceL from evanate) shall be wcharged to the German government. then-An immediate repairiation without reciprocity according to de tailed conditions which shall be fixed of all allied and United States pris oners of war. The allied powers and the ynited States shall be able to dispose of these prisoners as texistedy wish. 11-Sick sand wounded who cannot be13.remove from evacnated territory will be cared for by German person nel who will be left on the spot with the medical material required. SECTION TWO 12.-All German troops at present in any territory which before the war belonged to Russia, Rumania or Turkey shall withdraw within the frontiers of Germany as they existed on Aug. 1, 1914. 153.-Evacuation by German troops to begin at once and all German in structors, prisoners, and civilian as well as military agents now in the territory of Russia, (atories defined be fore 1914) to be recalled. 14-the German troops to cease at once all requisitions and seizures and any other undertaking with a view to obtaining supplies intended for Germany in Rumania and Russia (as defined on Aug. 1, 1914.) 15.- Abandonment of the treaties of Bucharest and Brest Litovsk and of the supplementary treaties. 16.-The allies shall have free ac cess to the territories evacuated by the Germans on their eastern fron tier, either through Danzig or via Vistula, in order to convey supplies to the population of those territories Africa within one month. Section Four 18-Repatriation, without reci procity, within a maximum period of one month, in accordance with de tailed conditions hereafter to be fixed, of all civilians interned or de ported who may be citizens of other allied or associated states than those mentioned in clause three, paragraph nineteen, with the reservation that any future claims and demands of the allies and the United States of America remain unaffected. 19--The following financial condi tions are required: Restitution for damage done. While such armistice last no public securities shall be re moved by the enemy which can serve as a pledge to the allies for war losses. Immediate restitution of the cash deposit ini the national bank of Belgium, and in general immedi ate return of all documents, specie, stock, shares, paper money, togethe# with plant for the issue thereof touching public or private interests in the invaded countries. Restitution of the Russian and Rumanian gold yielded to Germany or taken by that poper. This gold to be delivered in trust to the allies until the signature of peace. Section Five- 20.--Immediate cessation of all hostilities at sea and definite infor mation to be given as to the loca tion and movements of all German ships. Notification to be given to neatrals that freedom, of navigation in all territorial waters. is given to ti naval and mercantile marine cuisers ant mine laying sub lied and scat atqd ;powers in German hands to be ,rtrard withouet reciprocity. 2t--744 -n mp'eZCane mna GIes primnes of war of the alies and 4as aited powers in l emi anmds m-Srrender t .h llieg and the -.ed States of AmrI of one flas ( ~1I '_hdae cruls - bey~ug- su a rWOiu) 'sue nm Mý r `g sub: 4*$" andbs rip whic shalla be seripated -by the ~ alnd thi United state I.a'º ;c shall} forxthwith be dia g armed and thereafter interned in I 'neural ports or for the want or rom hi alliIports, to bedetignated by the aies and the United States of Amera, and placed unader the surveillance of the allies and the United States of America, only care "takers being left on board, namely: affix battle cruisers, ten battleships, eight light cruisers, (inaditn two mine layers), fifty destroyers of the most modern type. All other sur face warships (including river craft) are to be concentrated at German naval bases to be designated by the allies and the United States 6f America and are to be paid off and completely disarmed and placed un der the supervision of the allies and the United States of America. All vessels oo the auxiliary fleet (trawl ers, motor vessels, etc.) are to be dis armed, 24--The allies and the United States of America shall have the right to sweep all the mine fields and obstructions laid by Germany out side German territorial waters, and the position of these are to be indi cated. 25-Freedom of access to and from the Baltic to be given to the naval and mercantile marines of the allied ,and associated powers. To secure this, the allies and the United States of America shall be empow ered to occupy all German forts, for tifications, batteries and defense works of all .kinds in all the en trances from the Categat into the Baltic, and to sweep up all mines and obstructions within and without Ger man territorial waters without any question of neutrality being . raised and obstructions are to be indicated. 26-The existing blockade condi tions set up by the allied and asso ciated powers are to remain un changed and all German merchant ships found at sea are to remain li able to capture. 27-All naval aircraft are to be concentrated and immobilized in Ger man bases to be specti.ed by the al lies and the United States ,f Ameri ca. 28--In evacuating the Felgian coast and ports, Germany shall aban all merchant ships, tugs, lighters, cranes and all other harbor material, all materials for inland navigation, all aircraft and all materials ane stores, all arms and armaments and all stores and apparatus of all kinds. MUST EVACUATE PORTS OF THE BLACK SEA 29-All Black Sea ports are to be evacuated by Germany and all Rus sian war vessels of all descriptions seized by Germany in the Black Sea are to be handed over to the allies and the United States of America; all neutral merchant vessels seized are to be released; all warlike and other materials of all kinds seized in those ports are to be returned, and German materials are specified in clause wenty-eight are to be aban doned.Ia 30-All merchant vessels in Ger man hands belonging to the allied and associated powers are to be re stored in ports to be specified by the allies and the United States of America without reciprocity. 31-No destruction of ships or of materials to be permitted before evacuation, surrender or restoration. 32--The German government will notify the neutral governments of 'the world and particularly the gov ernments of Norway, Sweden, Den mark and Holland, that all restric tions placed on the trading of their vessels with the allied and associat ed countries, whether by' the German government or by private German interests, and whether in return for specific concessions, such as the ex port of shipbuilding materials or not, are immediately cancelled. 33-No transfers of German mer chant shipping of any description to any neutral flag are to take place af ter signature of the armistice. Section 6--Duration of armistice: 34--The duration of the armistice to be thirty days, with option to extend. During this period on fail ure of execution of a.nyof the above clauses, the armistice may be de sounced by one of the contracting patles o 48 bourm preious notSee. Sectmon '--Tle Ihmit for reply: 8Ar--This armistice to be aecepted or refused Ge rany within 72 houars of nottlchtoia "How '`did ye ha ppea t ina or "I wm tavem t t Thw 1'W eb es w b th rne .e izaee, ;fw beea to & the 1ar e Mene " -~I -e-·E$~ That's the name of the newest, brightest North Dakota Daily. GRAND FORKS AMERICAN Your neighbor reads it-that's why he is so well informed. The People's Paper The corporation-dominated dailies of the cities give you only one side of the big public questions. The AMERICAN is owned by a thousand public-spirited citizens of the Red River valley. They have banded together to get the pure, unadulter ated news for themselves. 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