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VOL. XXVIII. TUB COUNTY HOARD. Pror-cfdiners of flit* Annual Mooting for 13. OFFICIAL KKI’ORT. County Clerk’s Office, / Dodgeville, Wis , Nov. 14, 1893. ) Tuesday, £ i o’clock p. m. The board of supervisors of lowa county, met in annual session and was called to order by the clerk. The list of members of the board as certified to the county clerk, was read as follows; Arena W. J. Roberts Brigham A. Campbell Clyde James Dunbar Dodgoville John I*. Lewis “ City, Ist ward K. Carter “ “ ‘Jd “ .. r. W. St rat man Eden Daniel Zimmer Highland B. I*. Egan Linden I. J. Heathcock Mifflin J. W. Kewey Mineral Point John Jackson “ “ City, Ist ward.. N. 11. Snow “ “ *• 2*l “ ..Geo. Jeuck Moscow I fern y Bollerude Pulaski Josiah Ward Wald wick David Walsh Wyoming las. L. Jones Ridgeway lames Ryan Highland village John W. Gunn Avoca “ Joseph Frost Linden “ 1. W. Taylor Roll called, members all present. On motion of Mr, Ryan the board proceeded to an informal ballot for chairman, resulting as follows: R Carter 0, J. W. Rewey 7, J. Ward 7, blank 1. A formal ballot was then taken re sulting as follows: R. Carter 5, J. W. Rewey 8, Josiah Ward 8. Second formal ballot: R Carter 3, J. W Rewey 8, Josiah Ward 9. Third formal ballot: J. W. Rewey 8, Josiah Ward 13. Mr. Ward having received a majority of all the votes cast was declared elected. Mr. Rewey and Mr. Carter were ap pointed to conduct Mr. Ward to the chair. On motion of Mr. Carter the rules governing the hist board shall govern the present. <>n motion of Mr. Taylor the board adjourned until 7 o’clock p. m. EVENING SESSION. 7. p. m. Board met pursuant to ad journment. The chairman announced the fol lowing standing committees : General Claims —J. W. Rewey, P. P. Egan, David Walsh. Equalization and Assessment —N. 11. Snow, Jos. Frost, Jas. Ryan, J. W. Tay lor, R. Carter. Finance and Taxation—Goo, Jeuck, J. L. Jones, Daniel Zimmer. Tax Claims—John W. Gunn, J. J. Heathcock, John Jackson. Treasurer’s Accounts —A. Campbell, Jas. Dunbar. F. W. Stratman. Public Property—W. J. Roberts, John P. Lewis, Henry Bollerude. Clerk’s Accounts —J.*W. Gunn, J. J. Heathcock, John Jackson. Register of Deeds, Clerk of Court, and Dis’t Attorney—J. W. Rewey, Daniel Zimmer, David Walsh. Roads and Bridges—J. L. Jones, F. W Stratman, P. P. Egan. Jury List—A. Campbell, Henry Bol lerude, Jjis. 1 hmbar. Publishing Proceedings of County Board—Jas, Ryan, W. J. Roberts, John P. Lewis. Bonds and Salaries N. 11. Snow, R. (’artcr, A. Campbell. Several Petitions were road and re ferred to the committee on Tax Claims. The following report of unclaimed county orders was read and ordered placed on file: Tilth*' Honorable Board of Supervisors, lowa County. Gentlemen: I herewith submit in accord ance with the provisions of section 688 R. S., a list of unclaimed county orders remaining in my ollice for two years previous to the date in r 'of. to-wit : No. Date. j Payee. Ain’t 559 Nov. 15, 1890. Geo. Rosa $ 4 It 567 “ “ S. A. Swenson 3 00 5.8? “ R. J. Roach 2 W 605 “ “ John Golden 108 611 “ •• F W. Stratman 83 672 “ “ Jas. J. Williams ... . 260 67 s Dec. 2, “ J. I*. I’amdey. M. 1).. 60 6so! •• “ J. \V. Cutler. M. I) 15 6S|j “ “ Delia G. Main 15 tis3l “ “ T. H. Stull, M. I) 480 *;m;| •* “ 1). B. Collins, M. D... ‘M 760 Jan. I. 1891. James McClusky ... 164 Total $-1 ‘-'5 Dated Nov. 14, 1883. Respectfully submitted. Henkv Halverson. County Clerk. The Expense Account of lowa county for 1593 was road and referred to the committee on Finance and Taxation, us follows ; Tu the Honorable Board of Supervisors of lowa county Gentlemen: 1 hereby submit the following 1 report of the expenses of b w * county for the year ending Oct. 31st, 1893: State tax $13524 51 Interest on Asylum Bonds 1500 00 Justices’ Courts 893 94 Expenses of County Board 931 00 Printing I-- 1 ' 0d Wood, and cutting same 2.0 60 Coal 34 o<> Salaries 41.>0 00 Record books, stationery. Ac 2 S > 50 Examining Insane 84 05 Postage. Express, etc 50 00 Scalp bounties ... 1051 t*o Repairs on Court House and Tail 105 00 Election Returns 130 05 Ojrcuit Court expenses 1961 4' Soldiers' Relief Fund 1374 (XI Cos. Svipt. of schools, salary and expenses 900 tX) Sheriff 1522 45 Boys’ Home Ind. School. 130 00 Refund of Taxes... . 11l 00 Publishing Proceedings Cos. Board 165 tX> Merchandise and Hardware ..* 397 13 Treasurer Insane Asylum Itx) 00 County Court 28 00 Board of Jurors 9 45 Miscellaneous 325 00 Interest on Mortgage 180 60 Respectfully submitted. Henry Hai.vei.son. County Clerk. The report of the district attorney was read and referred to the committee on Accounts of Register. Clerk of Court ami District Attorney, as follows : State of Wisconsin, I lowa County, j ’ G. R. Whitman, being first duly sworn, says, that he is the district attorney for lowa county: that he lias not since January Ist, 1893. received anything by virtue of his office for tines, recog nizances, forfeitures or penalties. G. R. Whitman. Subscribed and sworn to before me this Bth day of November, A. D. 1893. } M. J. Tappins. Clerk Circuit Court, lowa County, Wis. The report of the clerk of the court was read and referred to committee on Accounts of Register, Clerk of Court and District Attorney, as fc Hows ; lowa County Democrat. To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of lowa County. Gentlemen: I have the honor herewith to sum hi t to your honorable body a report of the money in my hands uncalled for at this date, subject to the order of the court. To balance in action Wortley vs. Hugiil $ 675 83 “ award of commissioners to W. I). James 1 50 To award of commissioners to S. Syverteon _ 5 00 To surplus Stevens vs. Jenkins 20 70 “ “ Morris vs. Ryan et al 3 30 “ Dahle vs. Loftsgarden . 23 31 “ balance condemnation lauds S. Hoskins 37 50 To balance condemnation lands Lumley 154 30 “ amount due Fannie Allen 25 00 Total $ 946 53 All of which is respectfully submitted. Nov. 14,1893. M. J, Tappins, Clerk. The report of the county clerk was read and referred to the committee on Clerk’s Accounts, as follows : To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of lowa county. Gentlemen: I have the honor herewith to submit a report of the receipts and disburse ments of my oflice from the 2d day of January, 1893. to the 31st day of October, 1893, both days inclusive. Henry Halverson, County ( lerk, In acc’t with lowa County or. To cash on hand per last report. ... $ 347 74 “ “ rac’d on redemption—principal. 286 41 To cash received on redemption interest 86 51 “ advertising fees 12 8!) “ “ “ redemption “ 915 “ ‘ “ tax fees 825 “ “ “ county lands sold 103 00 Total $ 853 86 nt. By cash paid on redemption--principal..s 284 18 “ “ “ “ —interest .. 85 62 “ “ “ previous redemption...... 12 32 “ “ “ Cos. treasurer ad vert ising fees 12 80 By cash paid Cos. treasurer redemption fees 9 15 By cash paid Cos. treasurer tax deeds '■ lands HI 25 By cash on hand to balance 308 5 4 Total... $ 853 86 State of Wisconsin, I ... County of lowa, j" - Henry Halverson, Cos. (’lerk, b( ing duly sworn, on oath, says, that the foregoing account by him rendered, as county clerk of said county, is a just, true and correct account of his receipts and disbursements as such clerk for anil during the time above mentioned. Henry Halverson, (’omity Clerk. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31st day of October, A. I>, 1893. M. J. Tappins, Clerk Circuit Court. RECAPITULATION. Received on redemptions:— 1893 I Princi- Aclv’g ißcdem’t [Tax and Months j pal (n’t fees | fees | fees January $ 6 97$ 40'$ "0$ 60$ 150 February 5 46 69 65 March 59 80 41 1 40 65 75 April 19 03 120 2 19 1 75 75 May 32 85 400 1 20 225 .) nne 11 07 80 30 70 July 133 90 74 45 7 20 2 30 August 13 50 429 90 70 75 Sept 2 25 October 3 83 27 60 60 Total $ 286 41 SB6 51 $ 12 so $ 915$ 825 Paid on red* inptions: — 1893 Previous Months Principal Interest Redemptions. January $ 697 $ 40 sls 93 February 5 48 69 19 88 March 59 80 ll April 19 03 1 20 May 32 85 4 00 6 51 June 10 03 | July 133 90 74 45 August 12 31 I 20 Sept. October 3 83 27 Total $ 281 IS SBS 621 $42 32 COUNTY LANDS SOLD. Date: Feb. 8, 1893—Name: Janies Stacey— Description: Commencing at the south-west corner of lot 21, of the village of Mitllin, run ning thence east 50 feet, thence south 20 feet, thence west 50 feet,teence north 20 feet to place of beginning Amount: SIOO.OO. Date: Feb. B,lß93—Name: Reiiihold Henz — Description : Lot 4, 5 and 6, village of Avoca — Amount: $3.00. Total: $103.00. The report of the county treasurer was read and referred to the committee on Treasurer’s Accounts, as follows : County Treasurer's Office, ) Doikievh.lk, lowa Cos., Wis., Nov. 1, 1893. ) To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of lowa County, Wisconsin. Gentlemen: I have the honor herewith of submitting to you my report of receipts and disbursements and all other transactions of my oflice as county treasurer, from the 2d day of January, A. 1). 1893, to the 31st day of October, A. D. 1893, both days inclusive. RECEIPTS. To balance on hand Jan. 2(1, 1893. $ 3662 11 “ ain’t rec’d from state treas. for care of insane ... 11799 98 To ain’t rec’d town and city treasurers, tax of 1892 32493 78 To ain’t rec’d state school fund 10654 39 “ “ " delinquent tax roll 1892... 388 40 “ “ “ tax sale May 16, 1893...... 419 81 “ “ “ sale tax certificates—prin cipal .... 303 03 To ain’t rcc'd sale tax certificates—in terest 82 30 To ain’t rec’d county clerk, redemption fees. Ac. .. 154 05 To ain’t rcc'd clerk circuit court, state tax on suits 71 00 To ain’t rec’d clerk circuit court, costs state vs Peter Stegenstall 3 47 To ain’t rec’d justices, tines 117 78 “ “ “ Daniel Zimmer, tine and cost State vs. Ed. Burns 7 70 To ain’t rec’d state treas., state tax re turned. .. 52 89 To ain’t rec’d K. J. Perkins. Supt't Poor Funds 648 65 To ain’t rec'd E. J. Perkins, Asylum Funds 351 35 To ain’t rec’d loan to county 1500 (H) Total $62710 99 DISBURSEMENTS. By ain’t paid state treas.—state tax for 1892 $13153 66 By ain’t paid state treas. town in debtedness on loans .. 4493 64 By ain’t paid state treas. Justice fines . 186 20 *• 44 " do state tax on suits 71 00 By ain’t paid town and city treasurers, state school fund 10654 ‘.19 By ain’t paid interest on asylum bonds to Aug. 1, 1893. 1500 00 By ain't paid register of deeds for re port marriages, births and deaths .. 103 00 By ain’t paid town and city treasurers fees on delinquent returns so 97 By ain't paid county orders 10276 63 asylum orders 10439 48 ’* " “ poor orders 4295 40 " “ soldiers relief orders 1374 00 “ •* “ scalp bounty certificates.. 1051 00 *• “ “ circuit court " 1889 84 “ “ “ county superintendent sal ary 666 68 By balance 2524 40 Total $62710 99 KEUAI ITt RATION. To amount received $62710 99 By " ** balance on baud Nov. 2,1893 2524 40 Total .$6271099 $62710 99 DETAILED STATEMENT OP TAXES FOR THE YEAR 1892. • Ain’t Ain't do- Total County cash ro- linqu’nt ain’t hcliool TOWNS coived taxon cnali A tux ro ani> from return’d do] in- tallied CITIES. town & by town quent by town oily a city tax ro- A city troaa'r’a troaa’r’a coived treaa’ra Arena .... 1682 69 $ 79 55 $ 1762 24 $ 563 62 lirindium S3 72 55 17 85 2300 40 867 07 Clyde 562 88 28 45 591 86 206 31 Doduoville 3181 18 lit! 04 3815 22 1164 53 DodKOvilleClty... . 1747 44 31 07 1778 5) 621 19 Eden 1870 44 39 29 1909 73 669 26 IliKbland 2265 81 61 54 2327 35 814 16 Linden 3149 43 63 47 3212 00 1109 08 Milllin... .. 2917 13 2917 13 957 55 Mineral Point 3117 20 31 11 3448 31 810 05 Mineral Point City. 2959 79 274) 76 3210 55 974 04 Moscow 2174 18 36 64 2210 82 398 66 Pulaski 1128 41 20 15 1118 59 402 13 Hideaway 1519 30 til 82 1584 12 555 97 Wald wick 3141 91 16 73 316161 LBO 94 Wyoming 875 41 44 69 920 10 322 92 Total .. .. ].... *31968 7* $ 920 16 $35888 94i$ 10986 48 MINERAL POINT, WISCONSIN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1893. DELINQUENT TAX BOLL FOE 1892. DK. To am’t delinquent taxes returned by town and city treasurers $920 16 To am’t 5 per cent collectors foes 46 87 “ “ interest collected 13 43 “ “ advertising fees collected 10 55 Total $991 01 contra. ce. By am’t carried to tax sale 1893 $564 57 “ “ collected before sale 388 40 “ “ charged to towns, imperfect des criptions 38 04 Total 991 01 TAX SALE OF MAY 16, 18S3. DE. To am’t delinquent tax carried to tax sale $564 57 “ “ interest thereon, 25 87 “ “ advertising fees 39 95 “ “ fees for cestificates 32 85 Total $663 24 CONTRA. CE. By lax certificates sold to individuals... $419 SI “ “ lowa county 243 43 Total $663 24 TAX CERTIFICATES. DE. To am’t tax certificates on hand (Dec. r 31,1892 $10982 89 To am’t rax certificates sale of May 16, 1893 663 24 Total $11646 13 DON'T RA CE. By am’t tax certificates canceled by Cos. Board, Jan. 6, 189.1 $ 7731 52 By am’t cash received from tax certifi cates sold since Dec. 31, 1892 722 84 By ain’t discount thereon per order Cos. Board 18 28 By am’t certificates canceled 6 51 “ balance on hand 3166 98 Total $11646 13 INDEBTEDNESS OF TOWNS AND CITIES TO COUNTY, NOV. 1, 1893. Arena $ 7 88 Clyde 73 Eden 32 Highland 95 Linden 9 69 Moscow 17 61 Mineral Point 28 Pulaski. 58 City of Mineral Point 6 51 Total $44 55 All of which is respectfully submitted William H. Cubby, County Treasurer. The report of the Soldiers’ Relief Commission was read as follows ; To the Beard of Supervisors of lowa county. The commissioners of the Soldiers’ Relief Fund of lowa county, Wisconsin, respectfully submit the following as their annual report for the year 1893. Relief lias boon given during the past year to twenty-three 123) persons, being veterans’ soldiers, soldiers’ widows, soldiers’ orphans and mothers of deceased soldiers, all of whom are dependent and needy. The relief thus given ag gregates the sum of sixteei hundred sixty-six dollars. Year by year the beneficiaries become more infirm and less able to earn anything to help supply the necessaries of life, and we are thus compelled to give them all aid lor the whole year. Our bi-monthly reports containing names of persons granted relief and the amounts allowed each, are on tile in the county clerk’s office. The per diem and expenses of the commis sioners arc as follows: Calvert Spensley, president, 3 days (h53...$ 9 00 “ expenses ... 6 00 Josephus Bailey, vice-president, 4 days (a $3 12 00 “ expenses.... 6 00 Richard Carter, secretary, 4 days (<•: $3... 12 00 “ expenses, &c 12 00 RECAPITULATION. Balance on hand Nov. 15, 1.892 $ 366 43 Aid voted in 1892.... 1642 59 Total $2009 02 Paid out during the year $1666 00 Balance on hand 343 02 Leaving to our credit about enough funds to last until the taxes come in. We recommend that the same rate of tax be voted as was voted in 1892. All of which is respectfully submitted. Nov. 14, 1893. Calvert Spensley, President. Josephus Bailey, Vice President. Richard Carter, Secretary. On motion of Mr. Frost the report was adopted The report of the trustees of the in sane asylum on the charges made hy 11. C. Folz against E. J. Perkins, was read, as follows: State of Wisconsin, ) County of lowa In th*' matter of the charges brought and filed by Henry Folz against E. J. Perkins, superin tendent of the lowa County Asylum Jor the Insane. To the Covnty Board of Supervisors of lowa County , Wisconsin: The undersigned, Josephus Bailey, Ole Steens land and Samuel Swinehart, Trustees of the lowa County Insane Asylum, to whom were re ferred the charges made by Henry C. Folz against E. J. Perkins, superintendent of (he saiii Asylum for the insane, for examination and report, do hereby most respectfully make the following report: That we commenced the said examination on the 14th day of March, A. D. 1893, at the Court House, in the city of Dodgeville, in said county, having subpoenaed all the witnesses requested to be subpoenaed by the said Folz, except a few insane persons. The said Henry Folz duly ap peared in person, and that George Whitman, Esq., District Attorney, having appeared to prosecute the said Perkins upon the said charges, and that E. J. Perkins having appeared in person as well as by his attorneys, Reese and Carter, and the said Trustees after hearing the evidence of the witnesses produced by the said Folz to support the said charges, and the evi dence produced by the said Perkins to dis prove the same, and after hearing the arguments of counsel, the said Trustees find that the said charges are not true, and that the said E. J. Perkins is not guilty thereof, and that we find that the said charges were based on idle rumors and not founded on facts. That the evidence taken on the saiii examination is herewith re turned. All of which is respectfully submitted, March 17th, 1893. Josephus Bailey, Sam’l Swinehart, Ole Steensland, Trustees. On motion of Mr. Rewey the report was adopted. The report of the county superin tendent of schools was read, as follows: To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of lowa County: In c*'Kip'.lance with the requirements of law. I hiivi-.ihe honor to submit the following report ul the common schools of lowa county. VISITATION OF SCHOOLS. The unusual amount of snow and the severity of the winter made it impossible to visit many of tno schools before the spring. Had these difficulties not been encountered, all the schools in lowa county would have been visited since the Ist of last January. However, before the close of the present year, the condition of the remaining 19 districts will be examined. Already 117 visits have been made and 105 different districts in spected. No work of greater importance be longs to the duties of this office than to thor oughly-examine and inspect the general condi tion of the common schools. Many of the build ings were found undeserving of tlie name of school houses, poorly ventilated, dilapidated , and entirely destitute of apparatus essential to | the proper equipment of a school room. An 1 earnest and faithful effort has been made to 1 better these conditions- Five school houses I were declared unfit for use. and fourteen others j were badly in need of repair. Notices were ! served upon the districts, and excellent results followed. This year S new school houses have been built in the county. Four of these replaced the dis graceful buildings against which complaints were made. About 13 others have been greatly improved. EXAMINATIONS. Two series of examinations havd been held, at five of the most convenient towns. Certificates granted during the school year ending June 30th, as follows: Number of First grades, 14 : number of Second grades, 11; num ber of Third grades, 302, (89 of 1 these were limited); number of applicants refused certifi cates, were 97. The standard of education at present in the county is good, and the work done by the teach ers of the county is parallel to that done by j teachers in any other portion of the state. For the next examinations a higher standard will be adopted for Third grade certificates. No limited certificates will be issued. This will more nearly equalize the number of teachers and the number of schools, and will have a tendency to raise the general standard of edu cation throughout the county. institute. An institute of one week was held at Dodge ville, in August. Much interest and enthusiasm “ for^arb." wore manifested by the teachers. The institute was largely attended, there being over 120 pres ent. This number was nearly double the at tendance at the last institute. A successful ef fort was made to secure the best of instructors. Prof. James, of Cornell University, and Prof. Pray, of Whitewater, were sent by the state committee. In connection with the institute, a number of lectures whicli proved both Interesting and profitable, W’ero greatly enjoyed and appreciated by the teachers. SUMMER SCHOOL. This year the summer school suspended its session on account of the world’s fair. The same was done by nearly all similar institutions throughout the state. However, the work will again be resumed next season. The school has become a permanent factor in our educational movement. TEACHEES’ MEETINGS. But one teachers’ meeting has been held in the county for the last three or four years. It is believed that such meetings can be made to result in inestimable good to the teachers. With this in view a series of meetings has been planned for the coming wunter. The first is to be held at Hodgoville, Dec. 9th, important topics will be discussed, ideas exchanged, and useful and practical suggestions imparted. Very few of the teachers have had the advan tage of professional training. Many are en tirely ignorant of the psychological principles which should underlie the education of chil dren. They have but little knowledge of the best methods of teaching, of organizing and of maintaining a progressive school. TOWNSHIP LIBEAKY SYSTEM. Much time has been devoted to this work. In 1891 more than one-half of the districts of the state had been supplied with libraries by this means. In our county since 1887 only three of the fourteen towns containing only 30 districts, had adopted the system. This year three other towns, Dodgeville, Highland and Brigham, containing 30 districts, have been added to the list. This summer the towns expended for books the sum of $297.93, this amount being more than one-half of the total amount expended by all the towns in the county since 1887. At present the outlook for the future is prom ising, and next year it is hoped that every town in lowa county will supply its district schools with libraries. How to make these libraries available was discussed in the institute in the presence of nearly 150 teachers, and will again be fully dis cussed in all the teachers’ meetings the coming winter. It will take time to educate teachers, pupils and parents to fully appreciate the value of those books in the districts. The li braries will greatly assist teachers in their work, enable pupils to form stronger and better habits of study, and place within the reach of every individual in the district wholesome ma terial for reading. The object of the system is to develop in the boys and girls a taste for the good and beautiful in literature, to improve the character and to store the minds with the best thoughts of the best and greatest in our race. Who then can overestimate the value of those treasures in the district schools? No other investment of equal amount each year by a town will bring in such rich returns. COMMON SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS. About the 20th of February examinations are conducted throughout the county in all the <1 istrict schools. There are two reasons for these examinations: Ist. They assist and encourage the grading of the common schools according to the Manual of the Course of Study. 2d. The completion of the Course of Study in the Upper Form will, after the Ist of July, 1894, bo made the basis or standard for admission into the High schools of the state. The questions which serve as a test for grad uating from the common schools, are prepared by the county superintendent, and arc sent with directions in sealed envelopes to all district clerks, in the county. Those questions are to be handed to the teachers the day on which the examinations commence. In this way a uniform test of the knowledge and ability of the pupils is conducted throughout the county at the same time. After the papers have been written and examined by the teachers, they are sent to the county superintendent who examines them. Upon his approval, a diploma is granted to each successful applicant as a reward and acknowl edgement of the work performed. Next spring anew feature will be introduced. Commencement exorcises for all' he graduates from the common schools in thoneounty will be lie-id at Dodgeville This will 1 '.re a tendency to more perfectly and more closely unite the district schools, to gain the respect and senti ment of pupils and parents in their favor. A fitting acknowledgment of the work performed will stimulate and encourage the boys and girls to complete systematically the course. What is needed is to raise the standard and dignity of the district schools. Why is it that farmers are anxious to move to the towns, or send their children to reap the benefit of the village or city schools ? It is simply to avoid a condition which they have created. In some districts, school matter is always second matter. The buildings are neglected; needed and essential apparatus is left unpur chased ; the school is given to the lowest bidder, without regard to qualifications or aptitude for teaching. As long as this condition of affairs exists, so long will there bo an inferior grade of schools. The State Superintendent is now trying to in troduce a grade of schools intermediate be tween the district sciiool and the high school, in towns that have no schools higher than a district school. I do not think it feasible to adopt such a plan in this county. We have systems enough. What should be done is to arouse more interest and do better work in the forms that already exist. Very respectfully submitted, Thus, J. Jones, County Superintendent. Dated at Dodgeville, Wis., Nov. 13,1893. On motion of Mr. Taylor the report was adopted and ordered published. A bid for the deposit of county funds was read as follows : First National Bank, ? Mineral Point, Wis.. Nov. 13,1893. ) To the Chairman and Members of the County Board of lowa County, Wis. Gentlemen : The First National bank of Mineral Point, offers to pay interest on the daily balances of county money deposited with it from the first day of January, 1894, to the first day of January, 1895. at the rate of throe and fifty-five one hundredths per cent. (3.55) per an num, the interest to bo computed and credited to the county at the end of eacli mouth, and on condition that such deposit and accrued inter est shall be subject to draft am, payable at all times on demand. John H. Vivian. Pros’? First National Bank On motion of Mr. Carter the bid was accepted, aud the First National Bank of Mineral Point designated as the county depository on complying with the requirements of the law. On motion the treasurer was author ized to retain SB,OOO of the county funds in the treasury. Mr. Rewey offered the following reso lution. aud moved its adoption : Resolved, That the board accept the invitation of the superintendent of the insane asylum to visit the asylum on Thursday next, to leave here at 9 o’clock a. m., and that the sheriff be instructed to furnish transportation. Resolution adopted. Mr. Campbell moved to proceed to the election of a trustee for the insane asylum, which motion was seconded by Mr. Jones. Mr. Taylor moved that the board ad journ, which motion prevailed. SECOND DAY’S SESSION. Wednesday, Nov. 15. 9 am. Board called to order by the chairman. Roll called, members all present. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. The motion of A. Campbell in refer, ence to electing trustees of the insane asylum, which was made at last even ing’s |session, was then taken up, and by permission Mr. Campbell withdrew the motion. The clerk presented the schedule of claims, and on motion of Mr. Carter, bill No. 22, in favor of S. W. Reese, for refund of taxes, was referred to the committee on Tax Claims. The following report of the super intendents of the poor and trustees of the insane asylum was read, and on motion was referred to a special com mittee consisting of Messrs. Carter, Taylor and Frost : To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of lowa county. Wis. Gentlemen: We, the undersigned Superin tendents of the Poor of lowa county, herewith S resent onr annual report for the year ending October 31st, 1803, RECEIPTS. Balance on hand in the county treasur er’s office November 15th, 1892 $1447 07 State moucy appropriated by county board 2000 00 Rcc’d for sales and same turned over to county treasurer : For sale of hides... 32 72 For sale of rags 1 50 44 •* 44 iron 5 16 4 4 44 44 hogs 2:® 70 44 44 44 steers 285 85 44 house rent from A. Larson for ’92 24 00 Total receipts, $4036 00 EXPENDITURES. There has boon paid out during the year for poor house purposes aud tempor ary relief throughout the several towns aud cities in the county the sum of $4536 29 which has been disbursed as follows to wit: Subsistence 538 63 Grain, feed and freight 422 92 Repairs and hardware 131 53 Farm implements and barb wire 308 40 Coffiins 72 25 Salaries aud physicians 265 00 Blacksmithing and convoying paupers... 116 85 Miscellaneous 88 34 Total disbursements for poor house. $1943 92 Their lias been paid out for temporary relief throughout the several towns and cities as follows: Village of Avoca $ 157 13 Town of Arena 1. . 83 00 “ “ Brigham 87 70 “ Clyde 239 00 44 44 Dodgeville 112 00 City 44 Dodgeville 569 80 Town 44 Eden . 19 50 “ 44 Highland 115 tX) 41 44 Linden 156 95 44 44 Mifflin 15 00 44 4 4 Mineral Point 31 44 City of Mineral Point 595 76 Town of Pulaski.. 43 81 44 44 Ridgeway 90 00 4 ’ Wyoming 28 00 Elling Peterson for support of John Peterson as per contract.. 50 00 Mrs. G. K. Fryor for support .of Eliza Powell as per contract ! J® 00 Paid to Dane county for support of G. Larson belonging to lowa county 41 33 Paid Wood county for support of J. E. Bennett belonging to lowa county 25 45 There lias been paid out during the year for physicians (as per contract) Dr. S. P. Deahofo, of Mineral Point 25 00 Dr. G. H. McAllister, of Avoca .. 37 50 Dr. H. R. Bird, of Arena 30 00 Total temporary relief $2592 37 Total expenditures $45:16 29 There has been paid out to physicians outside of the poor house and asylum through the sev eral towns and cities in the county for doctor ing poor, the sum of $954.50. Orders overdrawn and deficit $500.29. Wo find that the farm and stock is in good order and the fences well kept. Find herewith the books and itemized bills. All of which is respectfully submitted. Sam’l Swinehart, Josephus Bailey, Ole Steensland, Supts. of the Poor. To the board of Supervisors of lowa County. Gentlemen : We, the Trustees of lowa County Insane Asylum for the Chronic Insane, herewith present our annual report for the year ending October 31st, A, D. 1893. receipts. Balance on hand in the County Treasurer’s office, Nov. 15th, 1892 $ 2787 04 State money appropriated by county board 9796 98 Received for sales and private patients and the same turned over to county treasurer. Rec’d from P. Allen, Jr., guardian of F. J. Rowe, at $3.00 per week aud clothing bill. 183 73 Rec’d from J. O’Brian, guardian, of H. Kruse at $3 tier week and clothing bill 187 38 Red'd from J. Spensley for support of S. Coker 72 00 Rec’d for sale of Ico 150 11 “ 4 4 4 4 4 4 Onions. . 109 03 “ 4 4 44 44 Tallow 11 72 44 44 44 44 Oil barrels 750 Total receipts $ 13305 49 EXPENDITURES. Accounts for running expenses have been examined and audited as fol lows to-wit: Wages and Salaries. $ 3650 00 Subsistence 2209 56 Fuel and Lights ' 538 07 Clothing 1405 74 Furniture 177 2? Repairs 437 75 Miscellaneous 422 41 Tolal current expense for 1893 $ 8930 80 Permanent improvements 1508 68 Total ain’t of orders drawn for ’93.$ 10439 48 From the annual report of the superintendent of the Asylnm to the State Board of Control, there have been earned by the institution to bo paid into the county treasury from the state as follows; lowa county patients at $1.50 per wcok.s 3795 27 Jackson county patients at $3 per week and clothing bill 515 54 Buffalo county patients at $3 per week and clothing bill 362 40 Waukesha county patients at $3 per week and clothing bill 4886 05 Polk county patients at $3 per week and clothing bill 2471 38 Trempealeau county patients at $3 per week and clothing bill. 746 53 Pierce county patients at $3 per week and clothing bill 623 75 State-at-largs patients at $3 per week and clothing bill 983 13 Total amount due from State 14384 05 Received fx-om private patients and for Sales 721 47 Total earnings of asylum for 1893..$ 15105 52 Deduct ain’t of net running expenses.. 8930 80 Leaving a balance in favor of asylum. 6174 72 Add cost of keeping lowa county pa tients if cared for by other countßs and clothing bill at 25c per week. ... 4i27 77 Total net profits to county for 1893.$ 10602 49 Balance on hand to the credit of the Asylum fund in the County Treasury, Oct. 31st, A. D. 1893, the sum of $ 2866 01 Permanent improvements consist of the fol lowing : A severe storm in the early part of the season blew down the windmill and it became necessary to repair the same and wo found it was so demolished that it would be quite ex pensive to repair, and the capacity was not suf ficient to supply water enough for general use, allowing no supply for tire protection. We therefore decided to erect new water works on a larger scale. We then notified different wind mill companies and on March 13th, 1893, we re ceived sealed bids for the job. Fairbanks, Morse & Cos. being the lowest bidders, wo let them the contract to erect anew windmill and tank, the system to consist of one 16x16 feet 3 inch wooden tank elevated on timber trusties 10x10 and sixty (60) feet high from top of foun dation walls to tank bottom; capacity of tank, 672 barrels : and one 14-foot Eclipse self-regulat ing windmill on sixty-five (65) feet wood tower, connected to pump; 35‘< feet 4-inch plain dis charge pipe, and all necessary fittings, and two 4-incu fire hydrants, for the sum of $1,500. We paid $8.68 for extra pipe to bring fire hydrants closer to the buildings, and the job is completed with entire satisfaction. 4.We can say to the credit of Mr. E. J. Perkins, Supt., and Mrs. E. J. Perkins, Matron, and their corps of hired help, that we have found the asylum and farm managed to pur entire satisfaction and everything running smooth and the patients well fed and clo'thed, and as well contented as their condition would permit, and endorse their system of management- Find returned herewith the books and item ized bills. The report of the E. J. Perkins, Superintend ent, is hereto attached and also the doctors’ report. ‘ All of which is respectfully submitted. SAME SwiNEHABT, Josephus Bailet, Ole Steeksland, Trustees. To the Superintendents of the Poor of lowa county, Wis: Gentlemen : I have the pleasure of present ing herewith for your consideration my annual report of the poor house and farm for the year ending September 30th, A. D. 1893, * ® JH a - OF POO a HOUSE. S g H a £ £ Number In poor house Nov. 15,1892. ...13 3 16 Number received during the year.... 10 1 11 Total population “ “ 23 4 27 Number discharged during the year... 1 0 1 ** died during the year 3 2 5 “ out for adoption during the year 5 0 5 Total loss of population “ “ “92 11 Number remaining in poor house Sept. 30. ’93 14 2 16 The farm consists of 400 acres Small grain 135 | Hay ground 85 * Porato ground 5 Turnip “ 2 “ Asylum ground - 20 Poor house ground 8 * Wood land 60 “ Pasture land 85 PRODUCE OF THE FARM FOR 1893. Oats 2,164 bu. Corn 1,950 “ Potatoes 575 “ Turnips (rutabagas) 225 44 Number pounds butter made 2,813 lbs Timothy and clover hay 155 tons Corn fodder cut and stacked 70 tons STOCK ON THE FARM. Horses 7 Mules 2 Milch cows 32 Two-year-olds 12 Yearlings pi Yoke of oxen 1 Calves 20 Bull *. j Sheep 91 Hogs .’.ip Shoats 70 Chickens .’250 Below is a statement of money received by me and the same turned over to the Superintend ents of the Poor for sales, Ac. Rec’d from E. H. Hart for sale of hides. .$ 32 72 “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ rags.... 150 “ “ “ “ “ “ iron 516 “ Dave Griffiths for sale of hogs. 2:59 70 “J- Bailey 44 44 44 steers 285 85 44 A. Larson, for house rent for IS °2. 24 00 Total received SSBB 93 Tliis year’s wool on hand, not sold, about 600 lbs. Wo have had no epidemic in the poor house this year, but we have had five deaths, of wilich Dr. Vivian will report the cause. The health of the inmates is good, but quite a number are old and feeble. Thanking you for your kindness and hoping tins is satisfactory, I am Yours. Respectfully, E. J. Perkins, Overseer. To the Trustees of lowa County Insane Asylum for the chronic insane. Gentlemen : I herewith submit for your con sideration my annual report for the year ending September 30th, A. D. 1893. <o . it o s POPULATION. 73 g £ 55 £ £ Number in asylum Oct. Ist, 1892 45 50 95 admitted during the year 25 14 39 Total population 44 4 4 44 ..70 64 134 Number discharged 44 44 44 . 0 1 1 Number escaped 44 44 44 1 0 1 Number died 44 44 44 8 1 9 Number on leave of absence during the year 0 2 2 Total loss of population during the year 9 4 13 Number remaining in asylum Sept. 30 ’S> ; b 61 60 121 Deaths as follows: From lowa county 4 1 5 44 Waukesha county 1 0 1 44 Pierce county 1 0 1 State at large 2 0 2 Number in asylum belonging to the various counties as follows; lowa county 27 22 49 Pierce 44 2 2 4 Jackson county 3 0 3 Poke county 8 9 17 LaFayetto county 1 0 1 Waukesha 44 7 24 31 Buffalo 44 ..... 3 0 3 Trempealeau couuty 33 6 State at large 7 0 7 Total 61 60 121 Number of weeks board furnished inmates for the year ending September 30th. '93, 5,837 6-7. Average cost of support per week for each in mate, board and clothing, for the year is $1.53. Amount due the asylum from Itho state for 1983 $14,384.05. RECEIVED FOE SALES AND TUB SAME TURNED OVER TO THE TRUSTEES. Roc’d from Brewer & Penhalelgon for sale of onions $ 33 00 Rec’d from M. E. Ryan for sale of onions 6 95 “ “ Jeuck Bros. “ “ “ “ ... 16 13 “ Allen & Cos. “ “ “ “ ... 13 SO “ “ Fine Bros. “ “ “ “ ... 200 “ “ at Cobb “ “ “ “. . 450 “ “ Gorden & Pitts “ “ “ ... 960 *’ “ Hendra Bros. “ “ “ ... 10 30 “ “ J. Horn “ “ “ ... 525 “ “ W. P. Peters “ “ “ ... 750 “ E. H. Hart for “ “ tallow 11 72 “ “ J. W. Rewey “ “ "ice 16 25 “ “ Jas. Keyes “ “ “ “ 25 00 “ “ Andrew Keys" “ “ “ 14 00 “ Pryor & Williams for sale of ice 25 24 Rec’d from R. Jewell for sale of ice 25 “ " M. Rohowets for sale of ice 10 “ Pabst Brewing Cos. for sale of ice 35 77 Rec’d from Edmund Association for sale of ice 2 50 Rec’d from M. J. Doyle for sale of ice... 25 00 “ " Ben Anderson “ “ " “ 600 **' “ “ John Honn “ “ oil bbls 750 Rec’d from P. Allen, Jr., guardian of F. J. Rowe, at $15.00 per week and cloth ing bill . 183 73 Roc’d from J. O’Brian, guardian of Jas. Spensley, for support of S. Coker 72 00 Henry Kruse, at $3.00 per week and clothing bill 187 38 Total received by me and the same turned over to the trustees 721 47 Total earnings of asylum for 1893 $15105 52 BALANCE SHEET. Total cost of asylum to Octo ber Ist, 1892 44968 46 Improvements for 1893 1508 68 Total permanent improve ments to 1893 46477 14 Current expenses of asylum up to 1892 43358 99 Current expenses for 1893 8930 80 Total current expenses of asy lum 52289 79 Grand total expenses to Oct. Ist, 1893 98766 93 Credits for all money re ceived from State and other sources to October Ist, 1892..68184 19 Rec’d from State for 1893 14384 05 Total am’t of money earned in cash by asylum 82568 24 Am’t saved on its own insane to Oct. Ist, 1892 25823 33 Saved on its own insane and clothing bill at 25c per week for 1893 4427 77 Total saved to county 30251 10 Grand total amount earned and saved to asylum to Oct. Ist, 1893, $ 112819 34 Deduct total expenditures from total credits and we have to the credit of asylum $14,052.41 as a net profit to the County, over and above its buildings and equipments, in die care of its own insane by the present system over that required by law if it had established no asylum of its own. ITEMIZED MISCELLANEOUS. Chicago & N. W. R. R. Cos. for freight.. .$ 93 81 Mineral Point Tribune 3 75 Miss Rose Berg, for sewing 3 25 Pengelly Bros., for conveying insane H 50 J. H. Vivian for garden seed, etc . 13 70 John Williams for feed 42 30 Jos. Cutler, for cement 5 25 Elliott Bros., for packing ice . 18 25 Excelsior water proof Cos., for oil sheets 18 10 Miss Etta Elliott, for sewing, 2 00 E. J. Perkins, Supt., and Matron attend- , ing conference 12 60 A. S. Hearn, stamps and cards 5 00 S. W. Reese, for Ins. on asylum furniture for 5 years, 60 00 E, J. Perkins, for returning insane patient 6 00 Ole btoenalaud, for attending conference at Madison 5 00 F. 0. Bartle, for coflins 33 00 E. J. Perkins, Supt., expenses to Chi cago to buy goods 16 80 J. H. Vivian, for oil cake for cows, etc.. 51 15 Milwaukee Sentinel, for notice 1 50 S. Swinehart, for conveying insane patients 12 20 Robbins and Hocking for conveying in sane patients 9 00 A. McArthur, for Dodgevllle Sun 6 25 Total $ 422 41 LIST OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM ASYLUM GARDEN. Strawberries, quarts 50 Raspberries “ ...400 Canned pie plant, quarts 100 A quantity of currants. Carrots, bushels 250 Beets, “ 25 Onions, “ 175 Parsnips, “ 30 Beans, (navy) bushels 14 And other small vegetables. MATRON’S REPORT OF ARTICLES MADE IN SEWING ROOM. Dresses 100 Aprons 151 Drawers 116 Shirts 120 Chemises 45 Undershirts 40 Night-dresses 35 Underskirts 35 Underwaists 47 Comfortables SO Pillow cases .131 Sheets .205 Pairs of socks knit by patient* 80 Pillow-ticks 18 Bed-ticks 15 Tea towels 50 Iroq holders. 35 Curtains, (window) .105 on Eighth page.] NUMBER 16. Proven to be of Unsound Mind. Richland Republican Observer. The jury in the case of Freda Ziesch, a girl charged with horse stealing at Madison, found her insane. She will doubtless be sent to the Mendota asylum. It was proven that she has been of unsound mind for the past year. SIOO Reward, $ 1 ()(). The reader of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh * being a constitutional disease, requires a con stitutional treatment. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally acting directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature to do its work. The proprietors have so much faith in it curative powers, that they otter One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address, F. .T. Cheney & Cos., Toledo, O. Sold by druggists, 75c. A Fine Lot of Steers. Lancaster Teller. Joe Wright shipped seventy-eight steers a week ago Monday which he had raised on his farm near l.ancaster. They averaged 1400 pounds, and are said to be the finest lot of steers sent out of Lancaster th? year. SI,OOO Reward. To any one who will furnish us a re ceipt that will cure a cough, cold, or any disease of the throat or lungs sooner or more effectually than Beggs’ Cherry Cough Syrup. Sold and war ranted by W. H. Prideaux. Seriously Injured. Kichland Republican Observer. A. F. Bindley, who lives a mile south of the city, was seriously in jured by the bursting of a gun, weile hunting a few days ago. Ho received a bad wound in the head by a piece of the barrel, and his face was filled with powder. A Credit to Mineral Point. The popular Mineral Point Bant will give a dance on Thanksgiving even ing. The band is a credit to Mineral Point, and we do not doubt the people of that city will give it their patron age. For Sale. 1 offer for sale 120 acres of choice land, lying four miles west of Mineral Point. One hundred acres under culti vation, the balance fine young timber. There is a never failing spring on the place. 1 will sell all or part to suit purchaser. Will be sold on easy terms. For partictulars apply to J. ,T. Collins. Kicked by a Horse. Darlington Republican. Will Williams, of Chicago, came home Saturday night using a pair of crutches. He recieved a kick from a horse which broke one of the small bones of his leg, and which will lay him up for some time to come. Little, but Oil, My! Beggs’ Little Giant Pills beat the world. They act like magic, with no bad results. One pill a dose; 40 doses one bottle. Sold and guaranteed by W. H. Prideaux. Better than the Keeley Core. Galena Guzetct. There is a man in Galena whose friends tried to prevail on him two years ago to take the Keeley cure. He told them that he had more faith in his own will power than in the gold cure and assured them that he would drop the drink habit at once. He did so and has been a total abstainer ever since. He now considers himself SIOO ahead of those who paid that sum for the Keeley treatment. ' Begg’s Family Medicines. Your troublesome cough can be relieved in just five minutes by the use use of Begg’s Cherry Cough Syrup, and one 50 cent bottle will effectually cure any ordinary cough. Sold and warranted by W. H. Prldeaux. The Nicest Present. There is nothing nicer for a Christ mas present than a fine portrait. Leave your orders at once with Frank Owens for the extra fine work of the Monroe Portrait Studio. Prices low. Expensive Sometimes. LaCros.se Chronicle. Many people inquire if the pabH cation of a notice of dissolution or co-partnrrship is neccessary. No, it is not neccessary but neglect to do so may be very expensive. The Fari bault Democrat mentions the case of A. E. Emmerson who failed to do so and became liable for $2,500 of hia partner’s debts. Death of an Old Resident. Montfort Monitor. Homer DeLong, the venerable father of A. H. DeLong and Mrs. Geo. Gib son of this place, died at his home near Belmont, Tuesday. Nov. 14. Buckleu’s Arnica Salve. The Best Salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter. Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Plies or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents per boa for sale by W. H. Prideaua. 91.50 per Annum.