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yoL. vin. MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17,1902. No. 34 HERE ARE FACTS AND FIGURES. Pans, Idaho, Oct. 14th, 1902. Whereas an attack has been made in the Post of September s 18th, 19 02, upon the Commissioners of Bear Lake County, implying mal faisance in dffice: We, the undersigned, Commis sioners ol said county, deny said charges in general and detail, and we denounce the writers inuendoes and charges as having no founda tion in fact. We herewith produce facts and figures to support our statement and challenge successful contradic tion. We are charged in said paper with spending nearly $50,000 a year without scarcely anything to show for it. In proof of our repudiation of the malicious and unfounded charges made against us by the edi tors of the Post, we submit the fol lowing statement and ask the peo ple of this county to judge between us and out accusers: The total amount received from property taxes for the year 1901 $39,786.00 Bennington "cut off. building o I bridge across Bear River from j Border, all of was From Poll Taxes. Officers fees, licenses, etc 7,712.00 Making a total of 47,648.08 We paid out that year To the State To the County School To the Rosds and bridges 3993,49 To Current Expense Fund 20287.39 To County Sinking Fund To balance in Treasury at end of year $7457.61 722.93 1039.60 4942.97 47648.08 The above item of $3,993.49 in cludes such items as the putting up of six miles of fence from Thomas Fork to Border Station;eight miles of fence in Thomas Fork and Ge neva; five miles of fence on the Thomas Fork to which was contracted for by the The Out Let board. previous Bridge, the best bridge in the Coun ty was paid for out of the above The Georgetown Hill was amount, cut down and a large box put un ^ der ground across the county road; all this in addition to the usual re ihe roads and bridges. item ; pairs on The Current Expense in of $1,481.00 for Quarantine eludes the sum attendance, Medical Guards, etc. Amount paid the state for school Books was $1,250.00 >n traded by the This debt was e< , School districts of Bear Lake coun ty, some years ago. Interest paid S', y on -< redeemed, .... Court orders, witness and jurors fees,. Paid to indigents, . Amount paid for squirrel bounty, . The balance includes officers sal aries, ex pences of the several offices, such as record books, stationery, fuel, etc. The details of which can be found in the last annual report of the County Auditor. If the writ ers of the Post had referred the tax $ 814 50 841 50 I 350.00 6,000.00 payers to said annual report for the year 1901, we would not have been under the necessity of submitting the foregoing. Another matter we desire to call attention to and we herewith quote the following: "Would the voters of this county be asking too much of the County j Commissioners to explain why a I deputy recorder has been paid a sal ary for the last four years, the present incumbent has filled the position, when no such expense ha 8 ever been in office. " or since The above appeared in a recent issue of the Post.and in reply there to will say that the deputy recorder has not been paid a salary for the last four years, or since the present incumbent has been in office. At the end of each quarter the recorder has presented a bill for extra and necessary assistance and it appear ing to the Board that such assist ance was necessary m order to per form the work of the office and f such allowance has been made as we have considered reasonable tor the labor performed. On at least two occasions Mr. Alfred Budge, our County Attorney appeared before the Board and urg ed the appointment of a deputy re I cort j er 0 n the ground that the work j of the 0 fti ce wag gucn ag to require ! of it. No salary,however,was fixed but it was understood and agreed that when the recorder required assist ance he was authorized to engage it. The most that has been paid for any one year for assistance in the record er's office was $290.00 during the last three and one-half years. From this it will be seen that the report which has been circulated that the recorder's wife receives a salary of $35.00 per month is wilful ly false as the records of the office ; will show. The recorder complied with the , law with reference to the publica j t j on 0 f notice of which the following j is a copy, of his intention at a cer ! tam meeting of the board to apply for the appointment of a Dep uty. The object of this law was to give notice to the taxpayers of Bear Lake County so that any one or more of them who desired could ap pear and show eause why one should not be appointed. NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR THE APPOINT MENT OF A DEPUTY. ! Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will, at the regular meeting of the Hon. Board of Coun ty Commissioners of Bear Lake Co., State of Idaho, on Monday, July 14th, 1902, apply to said Board for the appointment of a deputy in ac cordance with the Statutes in such cases made and provided. James E. Hart, Clerk Dist. Court <& Ex-officio Auditor and Recorder. This notice was published in j the Post as required by law and I there was no opposition whatever and »t appearing to the entire satis faction of the Board from their own knowledge of the work re quired and also from the statements made by Mr. Budge the Recorder was allowed a deputy as before stated. lowed Mr. G. Sponberg when he was recorder, and at a time too, when by reason of the fact that he f etc. etc Here are a few of said bills which can be seen by any person ! who desires to call at the office: The writer of the piece quoted above says that "no such expense has ever been paid before. To show that this statement is false we here present a few of the bills on file in the recorders office which were al was working under the "fee system and received ull the fees which came into the office, besides a com pensation for eyAH^thing which he did including his salary as Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners County of Bear Lake Dr. to G. Sponberg, Clerical asst. G. Sponberg, deputy hire G. Sponberg, deputy hire G. Sponberg, deputy hire U. Sponberg, Clerical asst. G. Sponberg, deputy hire $ 8.50 18.06 30.00 48.00 66.00 69.00 Besides the above other bills may easily be found but the above are sufficient to convince any tax pay er that the writer of the article has grosely misrepresented the facts in the case which are borne out by the records. Philkuan L,ND.J NelsC.Nklson Jr. Respectfully submitted, \ - H. H. Hoff, County Commissioners. Board of Gem of the Mountain Club. Saturday, Oct 25, at home with Mrs. Gee. Miscellaneous Quotations. Parliamentary Drill. Solo, '"The Old Oaken Bucket, Mrs. Jones. Piano solo, Marie Hull. Paper, "Mothers, from the Teach, er's standpoint," Miss Enderlo. Song, "Mrs. Lofty has a Car riage" Mrs. Underwood. Paper, "The School, from the Mother's standpoint," Mrs. Keeney. Question—Who was founder of Kindergarten? »» To the Public. Have just received from the factory my surveying instrument and other equipments, which are now as good as new, and am prepared to do all kinds of surveyiu«. All work in that line promptly and accurately attended to at reasonable charges. R A. Birch County Surveyor. ADDITIONAL LOCALS. The campaign is on in red hot fashion all over the connty. Henry Hoff has followed the Examin er's example and put in a gasoline en gine for his butcher shop. Do you want a violin, mandolin or gnitar or other small instrument, call at the Bear Lake Music store opposite Lyman's Drug Store and get prices. We are the first ones with pluck and enterprise enongh to establish a music store it your midst, where yon conld go and examine an instrument before pur chasing. Bear Lake Music Parlor. A business man of Montpelier recent ly returned from Kalt Lake and learned upon investigation that the difference in the prices between the Salt Lake house and the Bear Lake Music Co's was the freight from there here on our in struments. Bear Lake Music Co. The Bear Lake Music Co., is in shape to handle all kinds of live stock, hay, grain or anything you produce, and will take it in exchange for pianos, or gans violins, mandolins, guitars, banjos graphophones and other small nstrn ments at eastern prices. Bear in mind hat wa have no rent to pay, and are practically under no expense. Talk with us and test our instruments before you purchase. TO THE PUBLIC. The reports being circu lated to the effect that I am a believer in the principles of the republican party and have been seriously thinking of Ut,itin e With that t' art >' are (absolutely false and without J. S. Robison. I foundation.