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Thursday, August 9, 1917.
COKHSSHIRS PROCEEDINGS OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS SIONERS, WILLIAMS COUNTY NORTH DAKOTA. 9 A. M., Monday July 2nd, 1917. Board convened as per adjourn ment. Commissioners present, HaustJ veit, Swimley, Borden, Ellingson and Haugen. Chairman presiding. Reading of Minutes deferred until Wednesday July 18th, 1917. The following Applications for Aid out of the Auto License Fund were approved: Trenton, Buford, Champion, Orthell. The Board proceeded to pass on claims against the County and work ed at same during the forenoon ses sion. ... On Motion Board adjourned until 2: P. M. 2: P. M. Board convened as per adjourn ment. Commissioners present,Haust veit, Swimley,, Borden, Ellingson and Haugen. Chairman presiding. Petition having been submitted for the creation of new Townships out of Truax and Twelve Mile Town ships, Williams County, North Dak ota, in proper form, It was Moved by Commissioner Ellingson seconded by Commission er Haugen that hearing on said Pe tition submitted from Truax and Twelve Mile Townships into new Civil Townships be fixed at 10: A. M., Wednesday August 15th, 1917, the Auditor is hereby instructed to make necessary publications as pro vided by law. All Commissioners! present votea "Aye." Motion Car rie o, 1 Moved by Commissioner Swimley seconded by Commissioner Haugen 'that there be paid $6.00 per day for man and team for the delivering of metal culverts where required in Grades to be built during the season of 1917. All Commissioners present voted "Aye." Motion Carried. 1 Moved by Commissioner Haustveit, seconded by Commissioner Swimley, that all Grade contractors doing! work for the County be instructed to build concrete wings on all metal culverts of a diameter of 30 inches and over, this to be embodied and Tnade part of contract. All Com missioners present voted "Aye." Mo tion Carried. Moved by Commissioner Swimley seconded by Commissioner Haugen I Wanted— YOUNG MEN FOR BRAKE- MEN AND FIREMEN. FOR PARTICU LARS SEE LOCAL STATION AGENT OR WRITE TO Superintendent, G. N. R. R. M1NOT, N. D. FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS that the following claims be allowed and the Auditor authorized to issue Warrants in payment of same. All Commissioners present voted "Aye." Motion Carried. COUNTY REVENUE FUND Ole E. Ellingson, Commis sioner work $ 15.00 Win. G. Owens, States At torney expenses 8.85 Edward Cxfaven, Assisting County Surveyor 3.50 Jack Gamon, Assisting Dept. Co. Surveyor 3.50 Lester Jaynes, Assisting County Surveyor 14.00 A. J. Panger, Assisting County Surveyor 17.50 May Bell, Taking Testimony 15.60 Ray Pioneer, Court Calen dars Clerk of D. 43.00 W. Welch Manufactur ing Qo„ Supplies Supt. of Schools 20.18 Anderson Hdw. Co., Sup plies Court House and Jail 3.85 F. H. Smitn, Repair Adding Machine 1.00 G. W. ftosskneckt, Gopher Poison, Amt. $7.50, 6.50 Ole Westergaard, Gopher Poison, Amt. $15 13.00 Aesoph Barkie, Wolf bounty 2.00 J. R. Sheppard, -Wolf Bounty 2.00 Henry Allen, Wolf Bounty. 2.00 Albert Nelson, Wolf Bounty 2.00 Hugh Peyton, Wolf Bounty 8.0,0 Earl Travelute, Wolf Bounty l'O.OO Frank Murphy, Wolf Bounty 8.00 Emil HJRunke.Wolf Bounty 22.00 SPECIAL ROAD MAINTENANCE. A. S. Haustveit, Road Work in Dry Fork Twp $ 20.00 COUNTY POOR FUND G. J. Harding, Treas., 75 joer cent care of Poor .Williston Twp ..$* 99'.$6 COUNTY BRIDGE FUND Peter Hanson, Work and material Little Muddy Bridge $ 350.00 Moved jby Commissioner Haugen seconded by Commissioner Ellingson that Board adjourn until 9: A. M.t Tuesday July 3rd, 1917. All Com missioners present voted "Aye." Motion Carried. Board convened as per adjourn ment. Commissioners present,Haust veit, Swimley, Borden, Ellingson and Haugen. Chairman presiding. 9: A. M., Tuesday July 3rd, 1917. The Board proceeded to check the office of the County Judge for quar ter ending June 30th, 1917, complet ed same and found all accounts cor rect, same were approved. The Board proceeded to check the office of the Clerk of District Court for quarter ending June ?0th, 1917, completed same and found all ac counts correct, same were approved. STATEMENT OF FEES COLLECT- am always In the Market for GOOD LOANS Rates and Terms Right E. R. BROWNSON Phone 17 Rooms 3 and 4 Graphic Bloc WILLISTON NORTH DAKOTA ED 1 April *r: 1917 $ 67.80 May June 1 WILLISTON GRAPHIC .1917 71.25! .1917 95.00 Total.... $234.05 On motion Board adjourned until 2: P. M. 2: P. M. (Board convened as per adjourn, ment. Commissioners present, Haustveit, Swimley, Borden, Elling son and Haugen. Chairman presid ing. Moved by Commissioner Haust veit seconded by Commissioner Hau gen that the Board go out to view Grade Petitions and convene 9: A. M., Thursday July 5th, 1917, in Commissioners room for further work. All Commissioners present voted "Aye." Motion Carried. 9: A. M., Thursday July 5th, 1917. Board convened as per adjourn ment. Commissioners present Swim ley, Borden, Ellingson and Haugen. Chairman presiding. The Board proceeded to check the office of the Sheriff for quarter end ing June 30th, 1917, completed same and found' all accounts correct, same were" approved. STATEMENT OF CIVIL FEES COLLECTED April 1917 $ 133.72 May 1917 117.51 June 1917 109.95 Total $ 361.18 STATEMENT OF DELINQUENT PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES COLLECTED April 1917 $ 246.13 May 1917 208.75 June 1917 126.95 Total $ 581.83 On Motion Board 'adjourned until 2: P. M. 2: P. M. Board convened as per adjourn ment. Commissioners present, Haust veit, Borden, Ellingson, Swimley and Haugen. Chairman presiding. Moved by Commissioner Ellingson seconded by Commissioner Swimley that Board view ,Road and Bridge Petitions not viewed over the County during afternoon session and convene in Commissioners room at 9: A. M., Friday July 6th, 1917, for further work. All Commissioners present voted "Aye." Motion Carried. 9: A. M., Friday July 6th, 1917. Board convened as per adjourn* ment. Commissioners present, Haust veit, Swimley, Borden, Ellingson and Haugen. Chairman presiding. The Board went out to view Bridge location near Hedderich ranch north of Williston and Road Grade, to con vene for further work in the Com missioners room at 2: P. M. 2: P. M. Board convened as per adjourn ment. Commissioners present, Haust veit, Borden, Ellingson, Swimley and Haugen. Chairman presiding. The Board worked on Grade Peti tions and work contracted for during afternoon session. -Moved.by Commissioner Swimley seconded by Commissioner Haustveit that the following claim be allowed and the Auditor authorized to issue Warrant in payment of same. All Commissioners present voted "Aye." Motion Carried. COUNTY BRIDGE FUND •M. A. Adams & Co., Part payment on Bridge con tract $6000.00 Moved by Commissioner Haugen seconded by Commissioner Ellingson that Board adjourn until 9: A. M., Saturday July 7th, 1917. All Com missioners present voted "Aye." Mo tion Carried. 9: A. M., Saturday July 7, 1917. Board convened as per adjourn ment. Commissioners present,Haust veit, Swimley, Borden, Ellingson and Haugen. Chairman presiding. The following Abstractors Bond was approved: Name Surety Amt. Ludowese Abstract Co. Middle west Trust Co. 10000.00 Moved by Commissioner Haust veit seconded by Commissioner Hau gen that Board adjourn on regular work and convene as a Board of Equalization. All Commissioners present voted "Aye." Motion Carried. BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PRO CEEDINGS The Board took up the matter of equalizing' values on Farm Lands in the County (exclusive of structures and improvements) and worked at same during the forenoon session. On Motion Board adjourned until 2: P. M. |2: P. M. Board convehed as per adjourn ment. Commissioners present Haust veit. Swimley, Borden, Ellingsin and Hougen. Chairman presiding. The Board resumed and completed equalizing value of Farm Lands (exclusive of Structures and Im 1 provements), I Whereupon, It was Moved by Commissioner Swimley seconded by Commissioner Haugen that for the purpose of equalizing the value of Farm Lands in the County (exclusive of Structures and Improvements) that the following average values be fixed and the percentages of Increase and Decrease as given in the following schedule be made to equal the equalized value. All Commissioners present voted "Aye." Motion Carried. SECONP COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT Name of Twp. Aver.Equal Dec. Inc. and Rge/ ized val. perA. per c. p.c Big Stone $4.25 Rock Island 3.75 Winner 3.75 Pleasant Valley 4.00 Ellisville fRainbow Oliver Dublin Athens Marshall East Fork Brooklyn Wfoeelock 55percent 25percent 55percent 25percent 4.00 4.25 3.60 4.00 3.25 4.00 3.75 4.00 4.00 33 l-3per ct. 8percent NoChange 50percent 44percent 22percent 7percent 16 2-3per ct. 4percent (Continued on page 8) Hero gf Ticonderoga With one impuU* lh» colonic* ipruna to •rmi with on* spirit th«y plM|td UMmtelvet to nch other "to 1m raady" lor the extreme "event" with on* ac cord and heart the continent cried, Liberty or Death."—George Bancroft. The bloody encounter at Lexington in 1776 fired the blood of the patriots and filled them with burning de sire to do some heroic deed in de fense of the col 1 W a Ethan Allen to raise the Green a boys and if possi ble surprise and take the fortress of Ticonderoga. Eager for such exploit he rallied 230 of the valiant mountain boys and on the ninth day of May, 177 "), succeeded in getting few boats unci transported 83 men across the lake, and sent the boats back for the rest of the men. But day now be gan to dawn and Colonel Allen real ized that if the attempt against the fort were to succeed he and his daring expedition must act at once. Nothing daunted by the fact that their force was so few, and making up In patriotic devotion what they lacked In numbers. Colonel Allen called for volunteers for the perilous venture. "I do not urge any to enter on this enterprise contrary to his will, inas much as it is a desperate attempt, which none but the bravest of men dare undertake," cried Colonel Al len. "You that will undertake volun tarily, poise your firelock." Every man poised his firelock. He immediately formed them Into line and at their head advanced on the gate of the fortress. The sentry snapped his fuse at the colonel and then retreated to the parade within the garrison. Allen and his men quickly followed and formed in the. parade. The garrison was asleep—all but the sentries who did not ful4y sense what was transpiring. Allen and liis men gave three huzzas, and one of the sentries made a pass at Ofie of the men with a charged bayonet and slightly wounded him. Allen was about to run him through with Iris sword but thought better of It ami only slightly wounded him on the head whereon he dropped his gun and lejrgej for quarter. This grant ed lie showed Colonel Allen the offi cers' quarters whither the intrepid commander rushed and compelled the commander, Captain Delapface, to come forth and deliver over the en tire garrison on threat of putting the entire force to the sword. "By what authority?" demanded Captain Del apt nee. "In the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress," thun dered Allen, as he raised his sword over Delnplace's head. In the mean time the Green Mountain boys had not been idle but had beaten down the barracks' doors and had about a third of the garrison prisoners. With stut tered exposfulation the commander forthwith submitted and the fort was completely In the hands of Colonel Al len, who in his own account of the ex ploit says: "The sun seemed to rise that morn ing with a superior luster, and Ticon deroga and its dependencies smiled on its conquerors." DYING FOR ONE'S' COUNTRY "Death Never Comes Too Soon, If Necessary in Defense of Qur Country."—Story. O It was Nathan Hale who said, "I regret that I have hut one life to lose for my country." And it Is Horace that makes one of his heroes say: "It is sweet and glorious to die for one's country." There have been many and striking illustrations of this in our country's history. It is said that the untimely fate of Col. Owen Roberts, who fell at Stono, was cause of uni versal regret. He was ap inflexible patriot, an excellent disciplinarian, and enthusiast in pursuit of military fame. His son, who was in the ac tion, hearing of his misfortune, hastened to him. The expiring vet eran perceiving in his countenance the liveliest srtrrow, addressed him with great composure: "I rejoice, my boy, once again to see and to embrace you. Receive this sword, which has never been tarnished by dishonor, and let It not be Inactive while the liberty of our country is endangered. Take my last adieu, accept my blessings, and re turn to your duty." THE SWORD OF WASHINGTON —o— The sword of Washington. The staff of Franklin. Oh, sir. what asso ciations are linker! with these names! Washington—whose sword, as my friend has said, was never drawn but in the cause of his country, and never sheathed when wielded tu his coun try's cause. Franklin—the philoso pher of the thunderbolt, the printing press, and the plow share.—John Quincy Adams. 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