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0 -c ij, i u- ii J ; i i n i V' 1 1 it-1 1 4 i i i i if ,i i a. . i- 1 ' l i i i i .,4i . -v 4 vvr . i i . ( : .. . i n i . . i.. i a i ir. I . . , VOLUME " VII. NO. 28. ;EAST SAGINAW, MICE, WEDNESDAY,; FEBRUARY 14, 18G0. WHOLE NO. .341. 4 V Business Directory. HAST SAOINAW. SAGINAW VALLEY GAKK DLISS, FAY & Co., -Bankers and Brokers, Buy and tell Exchanges, Sunk Note, Gold and Silver, Canada Currency. Give prompt attention to Collection and Gen 'ral Banking Business. Orric i on Water Streot, Buena Vista Block, East Saginaw, Mich. Wsf. L. WRBBKB. IIIVI10 M. SMITH WEBBER & 8MITII. AttortieTs, Counselors and Solicitori, Office, No's 7- 8, Croute Block. T. E. DOUGHTY, Dealer In Watches. Jewelry, Books, Stationery, Wall Paper, Ac , Ao. Irving Block, Genesee Street. 51a8T SAGINAW FOUNDEKY, Water street. 3J Ward. East Saginaw. All kindiof castlu i a brass and Iron, and repair ing and fitting of machinery of all descrip tions, done promptly and reliably at the above institution. GEORQE W. MERRILL, Proprietor MORLEY BROTHERS. Dealers In Hardware, Iron, Nails, Agricultural implement, to. CHAUNCEY II. GAGE. Attorney Counselor mid Solicitor. Office in Exbange Block WT5TWT T TT T Tl rTV TT TT- T? 4 Wholesale and Retail Druggists and Chemists, hare full assortment of Drug; Medicines, Paints. Oils. Llauors. Dye Stuffs, eto. J less Bloek. BYRON B, BUCKHOUT. Wholesale and Retail dealer in English and Amer ican Hardware. Cultery, Iron, Agricultural Implements, Stoves, Copper, lin and Sheet Iron Ware, Ae. Brick Block, North Water Ftrsel Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Will give prompt attention to collections. Taxes paid for non residents, and all business connected with a Lan l Agency preusptly attended to LIVERY STABLE. A. W. Gates Sublet, comer Washington an 1 Tuscola streets, are fullr stockod with Horses, Carriages, and everything requited la the line, xerms reasonable. H. MARKS, Dealer In Hats, Caps. Furs and Skins, Beady Mate Clothing, Gloves, Ao. Opiosite Ban croft House. SHAW, REYNOLDS A CO., Dealers in Hardware, Iron, Nails, Class, Points, Oils, ete. Buena Vista Block. WILLIAM Q. DIETS, Bnilder end-Superintendent of Buildm?, Frank lin street, between Geue?ee and German. GEORGE C. 8ANBORN, Dealer in Groceries, Provisions, Family Sup plies, Country Produce, eto. Corner Store, Exchange Block, FRED A. KfBHLER, BlacksmUa, ! ari oiitwT ir steel, Tuscola street, JOSEPH BURGER. Manufacturer of and dealers in Hoots, Shoes, Leather, Findings, Ac ., Ac 2d door east of Everett House. WM. II. SOUTHWICK, United Siafee J$titant Atwior. roisaflmaw.iiiDLiiin asiissabeli.a coi ntiks Office at E.ut Saginaw, AlUrdt A Co.'s Tolac co Store. DR. ROSS. Offlee ta ncss Block, Corner cf Genesee and Wesbingten Stroots. Residence Corner of Jer ferson and Thompson Streets, East Saginaw. prank: O. WILKIN. Merchant Tailor, and dear in Cloths, Cloth ing, and Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods Jl store from eorner. Exchange Block, A. B. SPINNEY, tTmnr.LhlA Phvticinn and Sureenn. Office over Luster's store. National B'ock, corner of Genesee and Cass streets, East Sagiuaw, Mich. Office hours, 8 to 10 A. Meod7 to 6 P.M. Besidenoe, corner of Cherry and Webster Sts. -iie-w'TfttjTY "yJuft's'OrouuJ I'ob ble and Perlsclplo Clatscl. Oppoelt Banoroft ' House. East Saginaw. a. O. BILSBEE. . tWhelesale and retail dealer in and raannfactu rerot Furniture of all kinds. Sales Kocnis Commercial Block. tit too t a UTTia rr Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries. Provisions Boots A Shoes, etc.. Commercial lilock. L. C. 8TORRS A CO.. ealersin Groceries, Provisions, Fruits, Vegeta bles Produce, Family Supplies, Stone and Wooden Ware, Crockery, Glass, Paints, Oils Carbon Oil, Floor, Feod, ete. Commercial Block. E. J. MERSUON. (Will attend promptly to the Purohnso, Inspect ing and Shipment of Lumber from any point b Saginaw river; Post office address EAST SAGINAW. MOREY BROTHERS. .Dealers In Produce, Grocerire, Provisions, Flour, Feed, Stone and Wooden Ware, Confectionery, Ao , Grant Block, Washington Street. O. H. A J. B CHOUSE, fWholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods, flro eerie. Provisions, Crockery, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, Yankee Notions, etc. Crouse Block, East Storo, Eiist Saginaw. WM. A. CLARK, AJUorncy and Counsellor at Lnw, No. 2, llcse Cloak, EAST SAGINAW. P. O. Address, Saginaw City jLUTHER BECKWITH A JAS. R. COOK. attorneys and Counsellors at Law and Solictors in Chancery, Office ovr Wilklns A Co.'s Store, Water Street, BAY CITY, MICH. A. H. MERSHON, Manufacturer of pump logs, faucets, Ae. Salt Blocks furnished to any extent desired, on fair terms. Office at New Planing Mill, Wa ter street, P. W. CARLISLE A CO., Tanners, Wholesale) and Retail dealers in Hides, Leather and Findings, comer Water and Tus cola Streets, Kast Saginaw, Michigan. Cash for Hides and Pelts REAL ESTATE OFFICE, WILLIAM N. LITTLE. xehang Block, East Saginaw, Michigan, corner Qonesee and Water Streets. GEORGE MORRIS. CARPENTER AND BUILDER. f hop on Williams Street, West of Giant Elosk, East Sagioaw. Designs for buildings and Joiner work of all kinds, furnished. . BHAW, BULLARD A CO. WHOLESALE GROCERS, Burt Block, Water Street, East Saginaw. A very large stack of everything in the line. . GILLETT A GAMBLE, Attorneys A Counsellors at Law, Pfflee, Front Boom, First Floor, over C. K. Rob inca A CVs Bank. 'v CA1T 8AOIX4W, MICK SAOINAW CITY. W. M. MILLER. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, and Proc tor in Admiralty. 5 AO IN AW CITY A. 8. OAYLOnn, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Solicitor in Chancery, Ao. SA'JINAW CITY. GOODING & HAWKINS, FOnWAFlDiNG, COMMISSION, AND - GENERAL STEAMBOAT AGENTS. East Saginaw, - Michigan. D. W. GOODING. W. HAWKINS S. W. YAWKEY, Comminilon Agents and Dealers in Lumber, Shingles, Lath, &c. r-orner Offioe, Socond Floor, -Buena Vista Block, EAST SAGINAW, MICH Orders tilled promptly and nt Market Kates. Insurance Agency. ' JEtna Insurance Co. of Hartford, Fire and Inland. Assets, $2,500,000 Security Fire, N. Y., Asseti, 650,000 Home Ina. Co. of New Haven. . . Conn, Assets-. 250,000 Conn. Mutual Life Ins. Co. As'ts 5,000,000 JOIIN J. WIIEELER, Agent For above Companies, Exchange Block,- East Saginnw, Michigan. Wy THIRD WARD 1ST. SCHMELCER CONTINUES IN THE GROCERY business, V in which he endeavors to keep pace with the growing demands of tho locality, at the old stand, near Atwater Mill, 3d Ward, where be has gen eral assort mnt of Groceries, Provisions, Wooden Ware, Vegetables, Fruit, Butler, Eggs, Lord, FAMILY SUPPLIES. &.C., For sale chain, ratronnee Is solicited. Terms Cash N. SCHMELCER, East Sngsnnw, Nov. 4, 18C5. 327-v p JPIJRST CLASS RESTAURANT ALE HOUSE, AND MARKET FOR CAftlE ArJD FISH. JOHN" McKAY, '.Vnslilnston Strt-rt, .South of Bancroft Hoiihc, EAST SAGINAW, MIC!!. Serves op nt ell hours and in the best of style, GAME, U SIKHS, MEATS of all kinds, FI6II, and all requisite vegetables, aocompnniint-nt, relishes and fluids, for a reasonable cousiduration. GVIK mid FISH. The only reliable Market in tha city for the best quality of Lnke and River FUh, and all kinds of Game in cason. Oysters ! n329 For Sale by tbe Keg or Can. HERE 1 HERE I ! OUR NEW AND ELEGANT STOCK OF DRY GOODS, CARPE TS, DRESS "GOODS, LAUItb'hUHNISHINII UUUUS SHAWLS, :ftx:rs, eto. The choicest assortment ever offered in this market IS HERE STEVENS, POOL & CO, East Sagiuaw, November, 1SCS. ' ' , OUR STORE FIVE DOOES 60CTU OF THE C0R5ER, ' IS FULL OF NEW GOODS. We offer especial inducements to the Ladies la the way of SHAWLS, WORSTED GOOD3. ' ' TniMMINGS, And a rare varioty of DRESS GOODS, Of every style and quality, also a full line of D omos tics ! We have also a Complete Assortment and Choicest vvriety of CARPETS In the Valley. Also a fine Ptork of TABLE AND FLOOR OIL CLOTHS, DRUGGETS, MATTING Ac. AJso a Splendid assortment of ' l i HADIES' and CHILDREN'S FUKS. HOSIERY, HOOP SKIRTS. NOTIONS, le., Ac. mi oi woicn win db sold ai, Wholesale and Retail, AT Tho Very Lowest Prices! a7"Coiintrr Dealers and others will (Ind it to their advantage to give ns a call. BTEyENS, POOL & CO. WT7 OBSERVE THE SIGN. THE RED BOOT. Gonoseo Street,' 24 door East of Ever ett House, East Saginaw. JOSEPH BURGER,' SUCCESSOR TO-i. LEIDLEIN & BURGER Would through this medium acknowledge his thanks to tbe Public for the very liberal putron age received by the lute flrtii, and wiuld take this opportunity to announce to the citiieus of iat fcagtnnw. and tbe eaginaw alley gene rally, thut he bus on band, and is constantly receiving at the old stand one of the best assort ments of I ' ' ' ' ' - BOOTS & 0HOE8, ever brought Into this City, consisting of every description and variety, for MEX WOMEN A YOUTH'S WEAR. . . ' ... . . . ..... ' . , . My facilities are of such a nature as to defy eompetion from any quarter, and all I desire to prove tho assertion is a trial, as my goods are warranted in all cases ta jrfoct satiafuctiou SHOE PACS AWD RUBBERS, The best assortment In the city. EXPERIENCED WORKMEN, Constnntly at work cn Custom Goods, and are therefore prepared to give aatisfacion in thut liranch to all that may favor us witb a call Pi ace of llusinesson Genesee Street, in Mann's Block, opposite Everett Homo. East Saginaw, (Atotcr WU, IbU. WJ-lJ New Jewelry Store. Chasto and Elegant Jcvclry. FINE SILVER & TL.VTED WAKE. H. R. PROCTOR, went in the Hess Corner, or-poIte the T!nn croft House, where be offers for sale a superb assortment of Fashionable Jewelry. Of the latest style and most exquisite workman. ship. SILVER AND PLATED WARE. GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES, CLOCKS, PEMILE nnd PERISCOPIC GLAS SES, FANCY GOODS, nnd a large and attractive assortment of other articles pertaining to this line of trude. i: c j i: v i it e ia i in a, Out twrconnt attention sriven to Watch Roparine and Engraving. Watches regulated by one of the best Clocks in tuo Llty. I-Iair eJewclry, Of all stvlcs and patterns manufactured to order Cnll an4 sie my stock, which is tbe finest ever OuersMj in tnia ruy. The celebrated American Hatt-lics, tbe licst In the world, sold at lower prices than at any other establishment in this city. A share of publio patronage Is solicited. 11. R. PROCTOR, East Saginaw, October 17, 19G5. KZ TL7- OL" 3C 1 K2 Supplies. MOSHER & MICICLEY. NEW BRICK BLOCK, Next to Post Offlcc, C9eiicoe Slrt'fi. EAST SAGINAW. nave Just opened a new and fresh stock of Family Groceries, COXSISTIXO OF FLOUR. FEED, CORN, MEAL, OATS, BUTTER. EGOS, LARD. T0RK, . . BEEF, HAM?, , SHOULDERS. FRUITS, VEGETABLES, CANNED FRUITS. RELISHES, and everything in the line of FA3IILY SUPPLIES. Past favors thankfully acknowledged A con tinuance and increase of patronage solicited T. R. MOSHER, O P. MICKLEY. Enst Saginaw, March 15, 18G5. 2D3-ly WM. ZIMMERMAN & Co.; , Vboloaale Dealers In Foreign Wines and Liquors. Domestic 15 randy, Ohio RcptMpd Whisky, &c New Brick Ttlock. north of Goodlne- A TT. kins, North Water St.; East Saginaw, Michigan. Have facilities Lit 'rectif!n wbl.Vv nt l kinds, at their stand. W. Z. i CO. last Heglaaw, October I, I96& PROCEEDINGS OP THE BOARD OP SUPERVISORS. 1 i riasT y I'' i CotMllot sk, Cjir or Saoix4w, ) 5 Monday, Jan. 21, Miti. J The Board of tu)erviaors of Fagtemw founty met this dny pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by tbe Chair. . ' , Present Aleiander Albert), M II. Alowut, ei . Barnard, A. A. Rrockwav. T. E. Doughty I). L. C. Eaton, 11. llaack, T. W. Hastings, M. J effort, J. Jl. Lewis,-L. Loeffler, C, McUratuie,' Isaao Parsons, Jr, D. A. Pettibone. M. W. Quarken- busb, H. K. Sloan, H.D, Smith, Robert I re, John YVlllse Kugune Walker, Ueo. M. Acoaier. On motion f-Mr. Quackeubush, ' RtMolvtd, Thut the lime for the collection of taxes in tbe town of Spaulding. in the County of Saginaw, Tor the year IMin, L and tlity are here by extended until the ICth day of January, lb6G Mt. Ire, Chnirman of kk-U1 Coinuiiltoe on Dredging, stated that said Committee would pre sent their reixirt to-morrow at 2 P. M, Tbe Clerk-presented the Governor's Circular relative to tbe sesienss incurred In tne (owns and county on account cf the war. f Air. Alkirdt moved that a committee or rnree be anxjictrd bv tbe Chair to report a uniform pin n for making the report incompliance with said circular. Tbe Cbalr appointed as such Committee, Moure, baton, J tilers and Aloortl, and tbe I'ros- ecutinir Altoroey. air. Haitmcs moved that no tills be received alter to-day. - . Air. Allaidt moved to amend by Inserting 1U o'clock to-morrow. Mr. Jeffors moved to amend by Inserting slier to-morrow. Mr McBratnie moved to lay on the table Carried. Mr. Bamnrd presented the following report : To thi Hon , the Hoard if &'u)rruor. Your Committee on County Affuirs to whom was referred tbe petition of . W. Yawkey aud others, asking your body to piss a law in regard to steamboats and tiig.t navignting Siiginnw river, would rqrt that they have htvl tbe same under consideration, but are convinced thut however much the puMio good niav require the passu ire of such a law, ttiatyour body lias no legal authority to enact one. All of w hich is rcspectfullv submitted. N. HA KN All Li, Chairman. Mr. Jeffors offered the following I lit mo! red, Thut one half I tie amount allowed to tbe Siftinfrv Valley Ktjiublican m paid to the proprii-tois of tbe Niuiidir Yullty Herald, for iiubiifliing tbe proceedings from Jan. Ut, to Uct L ISIiti Mr. llaack moved to refer it to Committee on claims, ... . ., , r .. Mr. Doughty moved to lay it on table. Car ried. On motion of Mr. Hastings, Pntruk O'Donnell was allowed lenve to witb'lrw bis ac count, here- tofoie referred to the Committee on Claims The Dredging CommUsioners presented the iullowuig r- oil. To the Jlun ., tht Hoard ttf SupertUor$ of Siig' inav County. " '1 he utnlt'tigoed Commis'oners for Imaroving ll.e nattgMion ol Sjginaw River, nnd its tiibuta ri s, su' mil tbe followiTTg rcj-oit : 1 be woik of dredging up to tho lime wiiiter set in whs encrgotii-ally pro-vented by (be con tr.nlors, tbv having einplycd three drcdf, with tho proper numl'er of tugs, scows, Ac. Ow ing however to the bitnnoM of tho season I eforn the mm hinc? could le got here, fil l the slow rste at which the public' hiivo tnkon tbe lxn.ls, the priN-ee-la up in November noth'ing been sufTu icnt to fulfil Iho coiitrat t alrcndy made, the Coinmisnioncrt were not aMe during the past sr ii mm to roinnieni-e tno improve men Is on the lril utrics s tlity bc expeclei Tbe expends hsve thus fur been con fined to the burs in the main river. Ily reference to tbe former report it will be seen thnt tho ti mount of woik performed un b-r the contract of l'o A lloe-Rr-l, up to tbe 1st day of () tober, wns 40,(l eutiif vard of earth : since thetd.t. fc-jrl.U yards, from ii, bars as lollows t Frci Carnillton in Oi tobcr " .val;na " " ' cagmuw City in November,. Total, 22UT8 Te which ndd amount from report, 4'',H20 Making in all to Dec. 1st The sums paid on the works at per ao counts rendered in October Inst, amount to $ 17,733,33 And the rums pnid as stated in ac counts rendered Ibis month at the prcrent sessiun of the Board aiu't to S7,7GJ,PC Making total nmonnt puid t23,i04,lC The amount duo and unpaid to Fox A Howard being amount retained for laithl'ul performance of contrail, is 9G, 329,60 The channel through tbe severs! bars has been marked by clumps of piles well 'driven and chained tofcretlirr; and the dredging work, so far as it has been accepted by tbe Commissioners, bus been personally examined by them, they hv. Ing carefully and thoroughly sounded the depth of water and trreasgrcd tbe width of the excava tion through each of the lars. No psrt 'f the ...v-.....,...,.. 4., SU...I nnlil. Hie done in accordnn.-e wiih survrvs and contract -It wns nesr the ht of O. tol.er ir tho past s-ason, before the dredging could 1-e eomnienrid; Ibe time for doing the work will be longer the com ing esson, and II will negin as snnti as the weath er will allow. The whole, fm-lu ling the Improve ments on the tributaries, and at the mouth of the river, should he done by neit Ml so as to make the improvements available ns soon as possibles the appropriations of tho fund to the several lm. provements toTe made were, after duly calculat ing the imortnnee and the amount to be erpend ed, stated by the Commissioners in their former report They were as follows j Amounts to pay Fo A Il.wsr.l's eiount, 30.(100 for .Improvement to the tributariei to the Saginaw Rifr, as per resolution of the lonrd, 10,0(K)j for dredging small lars alove and be low Willow Island, widening the channel at Crow Island aud East Sag'tnnw fifty tVct, and improving that at Valine, llS.OUOj old nnd for part cost for improving the i hnnnel at the mr-uth of the river, from ten thousnnd to fifteen thousand dollars. The undersigned would earnestly rec ommend theso appropriation m the eoncideration of your honorable body, and believing tht tho improvements Isnggested will be of greet v iUo to the county, Increasing ifs business and adding to its prosperity and wnalthjthey respectfully nsk that some suitable action be Ixken in reference to them. As to the mesns of meeting the pny ments coming due on tho contract, end for the prosecution of the wotk re ommenled to l e done, they would state, as On former mansions, thnt it has len imNsili1 to negotiate the bonds except In small sums from time totmie, and by keeping them constantly nn Ihe mnrket, and that to the diffirultics then Muted must now be nddcl that of the geneml and growing bupfi ssion that tfie fuiurj in rnKiiT n jiroa, ning a imeiicial crisis, that i-apjmlud are becoming mro cantinus about tlreir invrotmrnts and more dii-joscd tt limit them to short loans or securities. In view of thece farts the nndersi;ned foci it nerewary that all should be donothnt miy be under the low o innks our Immls dcsirnblo for pnrehiisers, ami thnt as soon as powul lo. They would therefore request your honorable body to iustruvt jour '.'haiimiin and Clerk to ismie the remainder bonds crm templated by lnw, or such jiortVin of tbein as ui'iy be deemed expedient, to the end that they mr be negotiated as op n tntiily offers, nnd the means be thus secured for the completion of the improvements, and alxo that the Interest on all the bonds be ma le payable semi-annually. With regard to tbe monthly rwpnrla requested by resolution of the Lonrd in Marsh, Ihe under signed respectfully late that for the month of October they had nothing to report, anve merely (he quantity of earth removed and the money pnid for Ihe same as there was to lea fes-lon of the Hoard anon alter the 1st of Doeember they fully expevted to have their report made out and ready at that time, thus presenting the wholo matter in a onnneutod and more intelligible form than it could have been made Irons meagre aud partial reports monthly. . ,, They have been at all timet readr and willine- to exhibit and explain their accounts and doings, and since the action taken at the Ortol-er aottlob tbey have been anions for end Invited an exam ination into tbens. All of wLicb. Is' rtjtnctfiill submitted- Tt. II YORK, WM. S DUGOS i II. T. RI RMIAM January J3, 1SCG- r Report aerei.tod and referred to a Sneciaf Com. mittce on Dredging. Mf. W. 8. Drat, one nf the Prelin Com. tarftieoers, prevented ait Individual report : County jf Saginaw in aocouot with Wn. S. ; Di iggs, Commits iuntr, - , --less.-' " ;-" - -Dr. l Oct. 14, Balance due from County, as per account this date f 1. 603 CS Nov. 1, - To cash refunded Jese .'. . Iloyt, bi-iog amount received , " and credited County, Aug. 8, 4.0C0 00 To cash paid intercs, to , "j Hoy t on Ihe snme to October . 1st, after which bonds bear Interest, -. ' 59 63 -M 2, c To cash, paid Engineer's ao-' t . counts for November. ..... 200 75 - ."13, To cufh, paid Fox k How. '"'i ardon contract ftr Ootnber. 1.332 B0 Dm, 4, To cash paid Engineer's ac counts for November, 1 162 00 To cash paid Fot A How- . i ard on eontnut for Nev.... 164 80 ( To oasb, paid t expenses of f measuring rhannel- v .. . B 00 ' "I 5. . jo eash. paid A. Kessv for . repairiog bout 20 00 9, To cash, paid W. Fitigerald babince of his account for driving piles to mark channel '139 13 To ten day's services as, Commissioner at 15 53 CO To Cush on band lb bal ance. ,.. 2473 27 , . 11,113 69 costtu. c ' .. By catti received on .sale of 5 bon Is at par v 13,000 CO ' Ily intVet on hw' from Oct. 1 to Nov. ' 1, one month, 41, CI By cosh received on sale ef two bonds at par, six months eaucelled as above, 2,000 00 By interont on same from Oct I to ' .Nov. 6tti. 1 6-30 months 20 09 By cnh received on sale of bonds, in- . lerest cancelled as above ' 1,000 CO By interest nn ' aamo from Jan. 1, to Vov. 10, 1 1 3 . . months 11 00 Hy cash reeelvnd nn sale of 2 Umds interert cuucelle J as aUve, 2,000 00 ' By interest on snme from Oct 1, to Nov. 13, 1 14 30 month 24 43 Py cash received on sale of one bond interest csneeled as above 1,000 00 Ty intcret on tnme from Oct. 1, to Nov J), 1 2-3 months 16 39 Nov. 1, 6, 10 14 29 4UI.H1 69 The numlmr of ton Is (ob in all, 1 1 ; tbe num bi-r of bon is on bun 1. V. The IR'iS eourois on all Iho e ben Is aol I. were J so endorsed as illnt .e interest cou-uh-ik-i-s on the ! 1st of October, ltU5. wm s, muons. T"t Snginnw, Jan. 13, ISbG. Received and a Wo referred to tbe Stecial Com mittee on Dredging. Mr. Drijrgs also presented the following com- Oiuno iitinii : To Ihe llonornfiU, the Board qf Superruort qf avinait County. I herev ith re-ptvtfully present my account of moneys received and paid out, at one of the com missioners of tho River Improvement, from the Nth day of 0,-tuiier to this date. In doing so I beir leave to offer ns an apology for my nbmmce when your honorable; body convened ou Ihe 1st of this month, that it was unavoidable. A previ- P!!.Ci"f .''I'dMVVJi fVWUFf'.'utn neihg ilefained by rii It was not until ihn 23d that I was able to leave home. I was not present alien the Ibmrd a-lj -urne-l in O.-tober, but had been sulse- qiientlv iiil irmed that the adjournment wns to the ncind Moii-la.v in January. It was under this impression that I left, ami my return wns on that lay. I expected to irnw on inv accounts, wnu-n woul-l have required but a few initiates, and lo make my re mt on the loiiowing m uuing ; una linweTcr wm iirevrnte.l bv the aliiuriiiiieiit. All of whirl) is re.-ipei-t fully submitted, with regret for tbe delay an I inuveniono rau;,I. Em t Sgii)w, Jan. 15, 1SGG. A-lj urnud until 2 o'chx-k P., M to-morrow. CocitT Iloi'aa, Citt or .cnt!w, Junuary 22J, lSGti. J StCOMU tAY Tbe F-oarJ met putunnt to ailjoiirninent and was tailed to orde by the Ohnlr. R II t-nlled. Quortur prei-rnt. Record of jcstcrdiiy approved Mr. t' roul prcseuted a ri-qnest to authorise Ibe Coutity Trem-uier lo procure ''Enjtl'ish'a I'ntent Heat Controller" for tho County OBices, whl h. ou. isotionof Mr. llaaa V,wa referred to the Committee on Ways an-l Menn. Petition of Geo L Dnvis for allowance fur suit port f a soldier's chil l, wns presented and re fcrrwl In committee on county affairs A certvfh-Hle of appointment by the town board iWiCMii.ir.c of Auiw.Vih f on tuoiiou of Mr llaack, Mr. Crofinit wa adutit'ed at a member of the l.osr I. Mr. Hastings, CI airman of tbo Committee on Cl.iims, rep utod bi ck sundry nvount. Report acscptet aud acoointi passed upoa separately as follow tt .lames N. Gotee, express charges, Win. A ThroopA Co.. records, etc , Th'o. Krau--e, medical services, L. S. Kil-lce do. R I're. SujK-rvisors foes, T, E. Mollis, Surveyor, O. Roeser, drawing juries, Lecr Cn-' ""o. M. C. T l'lesner, medical services, G Schuiidt, clerks ofDce expenses Ao. Isau Savngn, witness fees. JaimsCoin do Seth Spraue do. James Purling, do Wm C Alboe, . do. W. F. Stiles, do. Emma utiles do. Fuv-cue .tibis, do. 9 62 29 Of) 6 00 15 00 4 G I 6 67 3 00 I ft ) 5 (0 41 34 I 70 1 70 I 70 1 70 1 70 I 70 1 70 1 70 Also the account of Eevuhlican and Herald for publishing proveedingi of the board, cUimia OJ,), an-l rriniiioiriiiH.-ii 10 nuow ns onnrjfcq ir. Mr. Il.iaik moved that cl.iimnuts have Ifave to withdraw nul present their accounts separately. Carried. Also account of Senrs A Cory, surveying dredging work, 93) 50, and rocominemled its al- lowance as chsitfe-l. and thnt the dredging com missioners be autlmrired to pay the same out of the river improvement fund. Report accepted and re-oinmHii'liitiin adopted. t'n motion of Mr. Crofoot it was Kt4rtd, That the lime for the collection of taxes in the t"nliip of riieniiing l-e, en1 it is Is beret-y extendod to tbe latli day of bebruary next. Mr. I're, Chairmen of the committee nn dredg ing, submitted their report, which on motion of Mr All irdt, was accepted. To the Boar-1 of Supervisors. YourSpeehil Committee ujKin Ihe report of Ihe Dredging I'omini.-sioners would respectfully re-p-.rt, thut after requiring Ibe rejiort of Iheir sub committee together with the charts of the differ tnt burs, and kAer a careful examination nf the same, do fully concur in the recom men-la I inns and suggeHiions therein evpressed, which report Is hereto annexod as fol ows : Te thecloct Committee on Drsdg'ng Reports : Gr.MTl.Kurir Your sub-committee who waa dim ted lo )lletigllte the whole subject mnttor. risprclfiiily report . Thnt in pursuance of such liv t uct ions they employed Mr Scars, n expcrl en ed Civil Eugineer, lo niako a thorough survey f the two bars rejiorted finished and accepted hy tbe Commissioners, to wit i Willow Island bar aud Crow Island bar, also tha bar at Carrolltoa and the bar at Saginaw City, and to mike maps or chart of snid bars, abowiti; their location aud depth of water in the channel as now dredged This be hs done and thechartaare herewith pre sented. ' In making this survey the engineer was directed le lake the point at Fast Saginaw on tbe Derby Dock, which was estnbl-slicd by Iho Coin lubt'onT at low water mirk, lo carefully level frt-m tbst to (be different bats aforesaid and to shrfw upon bie repoit the actusl depth of water on said bsts from said level, and also to show the depth of w ater from what in his opinion ht been the average of lew water In Iho river for the Inst six months. As yon will observe by the charts he fixes lbs aversge point of low water three in. cheJ below the point as fixed by the Commisn'on. era be also finds that the detain or point neJ by Mr. God-lard, (the Engineer employed by the Commissioners) st Willow Island In measuring for Ibe required .depth cf wsrr wss sotaetbiag mot s than nint inehti higher than the point es tablished by the Commissioners, and upon whleh tbe contract for dredging was l-ased. . .The datum used by Mr. Goddard at the Cr?w Island and Carroll ton bars tbe engineer waa an abre to obtuin, and therefore unable to atate whether it la npon a level with that established by the Commissioner or above it as at Willow I. land, but from the depth of water at tbe Crow Island bar it is supnsed it was above af, that point la measuring from sn exact level with tho low watbr mark established by the Co mm is sionersi the two lower bars have considerable leu than nine feet of water, and t Some places lets than eight feet In the centre. The charts also show that from the points established by the Commissioners as low water, there is upon the Carrollton bar and upon the bar at Sagiuaw City nine feet of water, and represents nearly all the way, and for nearly 100 feet in length, only some Tew points showing less, lour Committee find from an examination of the report of Mr Goddard to the Commissioners, showing the amount of dredging nooeeary to give 9 feet of water thnt he estimates 12,000 cubio yards ts be dredged upon the Crow Island bar, while his subsequent report to the Commissioners, stating that the bar hud been dredged according to contract, and there was more thaa niue feet of water thereon, slates thut the arooont aofualry dredged vpon aaid bar was but 7,037 cubie yards The amount actually dredged from the other bars aa compared with the estimates cjon which the contract wns let, tbe committee Vera unable to get, as Mr. Goddard'a certificate of the completion of tbe work duos not state the stnount of cubio yard, taken out, but if there is the e line discrepancy iu favor of the contractors, then Ihe county is very largely the looser by enormous estimates. From an examination of the chart of the channel to be dredged at East Saginaw, your Committee find that as stated in the Commiwdoners' first report, this channel runs very near the dorks, in one place within four feet of the dock. Your com mittee believe thnt wbilo private proporty may be more benefited hy this, that publie ibterest Would have been largely benefited by dredging the channel further from the docks but as tbe charts are ninde a part of the Contract for dredging it cannot now bo changed without the consent of Ibe contractors. Too .t'ommlcsionera stste that before accepting any portion of Ihe work they personally inspected and measured tho water on the different burs, and found nonrly ten feet f water, while the contract required but nine feet. But you will oWrvo that while the Commissioners were mesuring the depth of water at Willow Island, the only means they had of knowing whether the. water at that Hint was then aUive or below their fixed point of low witer at Et Saginaw, wns from the st'Hement of their engineer His low water mark at that point wns more then nino inchns b-glier than the one estab lished by tbe Commissioners It may be proper to state in Ibis connection that Mr. Go-ldard in formed the Commissioners thnt he intend- to place his datum or low water mark eight tenths o one foot higher at this point than the ei-Ub-liehed point at Kat Stginaw. Your eommittee also Cn I from an examination of the contract made for tbe dredging, thnt one section provides thnt when the Contractors shall have completed any one of Ihe bars, the engineer shall proceed to measure the t ime an I give a rcrtifi-ata of siirh completion, upon which tho Commissioner sluill accept such bur and releive the eonfractors from anvthimr further in rit I to it k also that his nj..nlli!v n iviecnls are mu le upon hit report nf tho work dofte ' lour uoaunlt tee are also informed by the CoBiuriicioners that hn is employe.) to twko Ihe supervision of tho wholo work that be hires what men en I fur nihes sm b ttxds ss bo doeins moceeioiry, and ren ders his monthly accounts for the same lo theiu. In view of tbo foregoing facts and Ibe fact that the contractors are re.nlent. of the State ( f Illi nois, tin-1 have no personal interest in the comple tion of Ibis woik further th-m to get it accepted and off their hands your committee view the poeilion of the engineer one of vital importance lo the people of Saginaw County, and that he has bad up In the present time viitunl'y tho wholo control nf the work buving made tbe estimates oron which tbe contrnct was let nnd bra ted (he and ecrtifel Its completion. Your t-oiniiiillee are abm of tha opinion t'.mt the UilTurenva In lk depth of water on tbe bar at Willow Island an-l at Crow Island a rrjiorted by tbe Commiioners, and as shown by Mr. Sours' charts are mainly if not wholly owing to the errors of the engineer in locxt ug hi levels at those oiiits. Aud your committee after examining the estimates, rcj-orts an I chart of the Engineer, an-l eompnring tiieni with the re-survey ami from all the infoimation they can get, are forced to iho conclusion that ihe person heretofore employed is not uunliflod lo hold sn responsible a poto'tlnn, an-l that it is not for the interest of the pcoplu to have bi:n retained kinger in the work. Put your Coirmittoe would not be un-lcrstood as eensuring the act of the Commissioners in em ploying him at first, a we are iifurmed by two of thcrn that they had no personal acquaintnnce with him. tnt inferred from written recommenda tions which he produced, thnt he ws qualified for the import. mt ptition they give bun. In regard t" that part of the Commissioners report referring to tho w idening of some of the channel to 150 feet, your Committee believe it wenjj3fe belter to first complete a channel 100 feet wido and 9 feot dtep ts at first eouteinplnted from Snlln i to the County line on the North, before anything further Is attempted, nn I in doing this the luirs at Willow Island and Crow Island should be dredge to the tame nituoJ level as the bars above money To' f ho iuiprovvioooT oTTbe' outer l'ar 'at the mouth of Ihe river, we l-e icve it'wbolly in expedient at this lime, if not inconsistent with Ihe spirit of the law making the spproprintion. From nn examination of the contract made by tha Commissioners with Mi-mrs Fot A Howard, we find the Contractors wero allowed 1 5,000 more than Iheir bid, and until tho cb-se of Ihe Arcsrnt yar to complete the sun, also that the Contrac tors are not bound to make a channel 100 feet wide and 9 foct deep uniformly, but that it shall average that uicllh nnd dtpth. We are informed by Iho Commiasb iiers thnt the extra nllewauce of 9VIJ00 waa te avoid nnv question as to an excess of tho auiount of dredging over and above the estimates of their ennlneer, an-l by this save nny further measurement of tho amount, and thnt in their opinion thnt their contract was the best thnt could have been made for the County. There has been much complaint in regnr-l to the Coiit ractois. dumping the snnd taken out of the different bars bank in'o Iho River, and in places where it. i very likely to form new bar by the action of Ihe current, or be carried into those already dredged j and your Committee foar that in many cases this mny be the fact. Tbo contra t binds the Contractor to put at lent-t of tha whole amount dreilo-l upon shore, an-l we are of the opinion thnt tin provi.-don should be "(fld'y enforced by tbe Commissioner. Your Committee also examined the account and vouch ers of the ('inmiMuii rs i I hey furnished roceipts for all the amount charge I a paid contractor on dredging, comircl, printing, jn. The ihnrgc of M estir nrk A Pitrnhsm lor service, perdiein and for personal ex pens' s, ncgitiatiun of lion Is, Ao , are no greater than we should suppose neces sary in Ihe taiiliful dischnrge of tholr duty. Tho number of days charged by Mr. Dcigg beiug far inexcces of both lh oilier Comurssionors, seetn! too largo t your Committee, as also his monthly charges f-r Meg-raptiiug an I his traveling ex penses Incnrred in trying to neg'-tinle hi proj-or-lion of Ihe bonds seem uiitiecocsariiy large con sidering rosult. Put be answered your Commit lee that he had foully inclined all the amount rhargud, beei-le coni IcmMe. .it addition. Tlrt) whole nuoi'-er of Utnda ere lite I the Co. by Ihe t'ommirsloucrs are twenty each, making in all eixty. Tbe County Clerk Informed your Com mittee that the ton-U delivered nt ihe lime of Iheir report w sixfy-t o in all, to More, Yoik A llurnhain 20 each, an 1 to Mr. Drigg 22 Tnis discrejiicy Mr Drigs erplains by eiyinglhnt he did receive two bond I mm tho County Clerk lcfore the regular hou-ln acre piintod, lo iio ue l in making the surveys, but that they were not used, an i h ive since b-en returned to the t'lerk The bond la Mcs is Vo;k Jr Dumbum' hand not a-coutite I for sl I, they produced for the inspection nf thu Committee. Tln-e in tbe hands of Mr. Diiggs l.o 'informed us were la tbe hind of bis nguui i;.i-t. All ol which is rs-peetfully mbmltted . NEWKLI. BARNARD, Chairman, Mih. Conim. Yonr Committee have also examined the indi vidual report f Mr, Drigg l.t.t subtulttcd and flu-1 it con a-1 as f ir as we can ju-lga without nn exsmination of the vouchers, which wa have not had lime to call for. ' i. Your Special Committee bovo also exnmWd the joint report of tba Commissioner, and from ar examination of the sapie em see no good rea son for Ihi issue of any further llorjdi at present, but would recemmend Ihe adoption of the follow ing resolution. Revolted, That the Dredging Commlssloneis are hereby requested lo pn-ocute the work of dredging as fnal as brae tics ble with the means at their d'epotnl, ami In such mannot to secure if possible, the completion ef a rbnnnel from and Inotoding the bar at .SsJtaa r. tbe ?cnith, to the county line on the North,"of a uniform width of 100 feet and ef a uniform depth of nine rt Trots ' the eetahlished point of low water. , -Also, thnt.tbe bond iwued and not negotiate j be altered so as' to' make Ihe interest payable seou-anuully, as requested by Ihe Com-niseionert KKur.ni i nr.. Chsirronn, Special Com. Mr. Jcffers. a member of sal t com-aittce, pre sente l a minority report, which eu motion of Mr Sloan, waa aeoepte-l. Tho undersigned, one of the dredging commit tee, appointed by your Honorable Body to inves tigate the report or tbe Ure-lguig Commissioners, and other matters connected with the improve ment of the Saginaw River, vnuld respectfully report that he concurs In the report of a mnjority of the committee, save an-l except as to ce'tuin portions thereof, which are erroneous in point of fact, and of other portion, wbiub, in his Judg ment, require explanation and correction, rut 'The report states that the Engineer, Mr. Ued dard, report lo the Commissioners that he eati mated 12,000 cubie yards to be dredged at the Crow Island Bar, while bis subsequent reports, stating that tbe bar had I eon dredgod according to contract, and that the actual amount dredged on sai l bar was but 7,0 J7 cubio yards, the amount dredgad from the other bars the committee were unable to obtain, but if thore is the same discrep ancy in favor of contractors, then the county is very lurgely the looser by erroneout estimates In reply to tbis statement, 1 would say that tho report does hot slate the esse as it exists ; the facts are these i In order that the work could be pushed forward without delay, the coinm:ssioners instructed their Engineer to make an approxi mate estimate of the amount of earth necessary to be dredged, for Iho purpose of stating the amount In Iheir handbill soliciting proposals for the work. The Engueer ma le suuh estimate. hick amounted In the ajrtrregnte to 121, BOO yards, the Crow Inland Bar being placed at 12. 000 yard. In the meantime, and before tbe day of opening the Lids bad arrived, accounts, sur veys and profiles of the bars were made upon which the bids or proposals were baaed, which materially differed from tbe approximate esti mate, tho profile an-l survey showing the Crow Island Bar but 7,037 yard, and corresponding differences were made in other bars. When the contrnct for the work was finally closed, the pro files and drawings were made a part of tbe con tract, and had no reference whatever to the approximate estimate I tbia being the fact, the county is not the looser in the transaction, baring only paid for the amount of work actually dime. The roport also states that the channel at East Snirinsw run very near the docks, nt one place within four or five feel, and that jrlnle private property mny be more benvGUed by tbis, that the Iiuhlis intero't would have been largely benefited y drudging the channel further from the docks. In regard to this statement I wid say that the channel as laid out Is Uim forty to fifty feet from the docks, save one, which is at least 125 feet, except tbe railroad dock, is in a straight line from the opening at the bridge to the railroad k, which from all I can loam la Ihe best and most feasible channel for the public; benefit that could be adopted, an-l besides is obtained cheaper thin if thrown further near tbe center of the river. sm - Tbe report further states thattho number of days charged by Mr. Drlggs being in excess of both tho other Commimioncrs,seoms large to yiur committee, as also bis monthly charges for tcle grsphing an-l bis travelling expenses incurred in the negotiation of non us. In reference thereto 1 would state thnt from personal knowledge of the Commissioners, I am satisfied that bis charge are rattier below thnn alovo a reasonable consldera. lion for the services rendered, and as proportion ately low aa that of Ihe other Commissioners for tha services rendered by them. I cannot concur with the mnjority report in the statements made in regard to the Engineer, Mr. Oohhir I, ns I believe he acted from tbe best of motive in establishing his base for tbe improve ment of the river, and that the error made was to nu extent justified by the iKipular op'nion of iPfiippers an-l others conversant with the rise an-l ia ii oi me waier at oinervni seasons oi tne year lit makes a statement explanatory of bis position this report I folly eonour with Ihe Comms.ioners in their rni-oiumen Intion as to tbe further improvement of the river, and t-elieve that if the recommend. i tiuns are carried out, it will greatly sul-serve the best interests of tbo cuin'y. Respectfully submitted, M JKKFERS. Mr. Jeffert presented a commun'n atit n f.iun E. G Goddard, surveyor fir the Dredging Commis sioners, which on motion of Mr Sloun, was ac cepted and a,loptod. To the Cfltiunlss'.oncr of tho Snginaw River Im provement. Sir t Agreeable to your request I report to you tho result of my services. In my examination of Ihe Rivor fir.H I judged that a channel 100 'eet wide an-l 9 feet deep, IihIow what wns assigned Ihe standard of low water, would requiro nnrly all tho appropriation made for the improvement of the River. I surveyed nnd estimated the amount of earth et'-av'ttion required in the 6 principal bar, which was 125.0(10 cubic yard., estimating for 9 foct of water below the standard fixed upon a I w water being approximate and before any bids were re ceived for tho work. Th-tt stun lard wns 30 inches below the top of tbo pile under Derby's dock, for nil the bars, except thu Willow Ilnnd Bar It wis suggcotel to me that my base at thnt point would have to le different from thoso further np the stream, for tbe reason, that the water there r'--- f- .! r r.tu lnw- nn at Sufinaw Hi Ihko water . . From inquirii s I found tint at Cay City the riso an-l fall of tho water was but siigbt, and that tho rie through the prairie bud similar vari ation, and I omsu'te I John Etstibrook, whoso experience as a shipper I cousidcrcd equal to any on the river. At that time the water was one foot and ten inches above low water at East Saginaw, an-l it was bis opinion that w heu the Wutcr fell one foot ami nine and one-h-ilf inches here, it would full only one foot at V illow Island, or Ihe contra : if Lthe wnter rose one foot there it would rise one foot and nine nnd one-half inches here. I established my base accordingly nt thnt polnf, an.l made Ihe calculations of tho material to be taken out by that standard, an-l the contract was based UjHin the estimates -made from thnt stand ard, and that bar was er' irate l from ibe mark set upon the Ul ind as the bass to work from. I will hero remark that after establishing thst base I tried the variation as tbe water rose an-l fell, and found it ripht, until the wnter fell to ex treme low water, and then it fell be law the mark, particularly when the wind wns blowing out in tbe buy. lint when the wind was blowing from the north the water rose nioro at thnt poiut than at Sngiuaw Although tho wnter at extreme low water went below, I am si.tisfte-l that no man could have judged more correctly the comparative rise an-l fill here an I there without a previous record of observations during a proceeding year. It Is well understood tbst dredging in 15 or 9 feet of water cannot be d-vno to a perfect sharing like work in sight, and In my examination an I rejiortof the completion of that bar I expressed that it wns well done, an-l in all my soun lings, eotno 400 in numlier, I did not fin 1 a place too high, a d on averaging the sounding I made the average 7 inches below the standard fixed, and very near low enough to answer tho base at Sag inaw. In every ense Vhere I have certified to the completion of a bar, 1 have taken from 400 to 500 soun l:ng, an-l have kept the dredges from two day tonne week moving ever the bar, to take off high points that in ay have been over- look I. At Crow Island I bad a dredge go over every square font of the whole bnr the second tnne( and nt Carrollmn I kept the dredge over a wee after the through cuts wore taken out. Totrake the channel at all -oints to tho re. quired depth, it obliged the contractor to tnko nut iiiimli more earth than Ihe exact calculations that wero inadu in the ctimate, an-l Iho average of sounding made in every bar were fioin 5 to i) inchea below tha mark designated, a tbo notes testify which you took In the three bat below Saginaw in tho re-examination by the Commis sioners. There may bo slight high point of a few inches that were not discovered iu our examinations, but there are i-oiresMnding d-ep place, and tbo agi tation of tlic water by a tug whirl willd t-tuib the Inose sand nnd nnn levrl it My opinion is, tb it the actual amount of earth taken out has been from 15 lo 20 per cent, more than the square prism upon wh'rh your contract was bad in the nrlg nal animate. Most ef tha bars did not average 2 feet cutting, and an average of a foot Imtow tbst would add 20 per cent, to Ibe work. That wa necessitated in Ihe practical opemtions of dredging, as it is impossible lo woik to a hair's rmdili, either in depth or width in water 9 feot deep, where a man's eyes ennt guide hi shovel. In fact (aecordios: lo the heat tf my judge ment) lean with ploio-ur say, that the woik in all the bars is well done and autordmg te eontraot. sours tnost rspct fully, E, O. GODDARD, Engineer. Fast Sagintw, Jan. 1, ISG6. . -' Mr. llasck moved that the reports be plaoed eq file, and that Ihe resolution recoinaendsd by tbe majority, be adopted. Carried. Mr. Jeffers moved that the eon.munlcstloo from Mr. Goddard be filed and printed. Carried. Mr. Jeffers moved that the Chairman and Clerk be instructed to make tbe change in the bond issued lo tbe Dredging Commissioners, in accordance with ibe resolution in tbe report ef tbe Dredging Committee. Mr Allardt offered as an amondmsnt, tbst tbe Chairman and Clerk be also instructed to issue firs new bonds, with coupons for interest payable semiannually, lo place of any that have been sold. Lost by the following vote Ykab-t-AlUrdt, Doughty, Hastings, Quaeken bush and Sprout 5. Navs Albertl, Barnard, Brockway, Eaton, Fsrnswonb, MuHratnia, Haaek, Joffers, Lewis, Lcefllcr, Parsons. Pettibone, Sohuffer, Sloan, Ure, Smith, Wilbur, Walter, Wiitse, Crufoot. 20. Mr. Jeffors motion was then carried Ad. journod to ton o'clock to- morrow. Ceiat Hocss City er Saoriiw January 4lh, 13G6. third Bar. Tbe Board met pursuant to adjournment, and wss ealled to order by the Chair. Roll called, and a quorum u-eeeat Yesterday's record read and approved. - , Mr. Jeffers from tbe Committee on Wava and Means, presented the following report: - tour Committee to whom was referred the ra- quext of sovoral County ofScurs, to authorise the l.ounty Treasurer to procure " English Patent Heat Controller," for the use of stovos in their offices, respectfully recommend that tbe request' n iii.iiwi, A... uiucii, vu,iriniu, hich was accepted, and ou motion of Mr. Uaack adopted. Mr. Hastings, Chairman of Committee en Claims, reported back tbe following accounts, and recommended tho!r allowance as charged. itepori accept ea ana miopted as follows i Jns. Wiitse, Supervisor's foes, 1 50 hpu. told, Conntuble s fees, 4 20 , do do do 4 j4 do do do 9 56 do do " do 6 6iJ Jacob Philips, Witness fees, 2 98 Garret Post, do 2 83 Rodger Payne, do 2 83 A. F. R. Uruley, do '3d 60 Board of Health of St. Charles, 24 49 AUoA Doty, messenger for Board of St. Chai les, claim 9 11 75, al lowed at 32 75 Wm. Laff.tdy, services as nurse in small-pox caso, claim 119 D'J, recommend to allow at S12 CO Accepted and adopted. Also tho account of O. Furdy. for monev ta!l for arrosting escaped prisonera, 95 00, and reo-. ommcn-lti-l cist be not allewed, because not a county charge. Accepted nnd adopted. Also account nf Patrick O'lonncll, to expense in ar- rcviing iirmoiiur, i 11, wiuioui recommendation. Repoit accepted. Mr. Doughty moved to allow the bill at ti 'JG. Carrie J. Also the atmeal nf C. Munson, Commissioner of State road. 127 00 and recommend its allowance as charged, and that the claimant hare leave to draw thut sum of funds in his hands. Report accepted nnd adopted. Also tbo account of tbe filiate Valley Revub- lican, for publishing proceedings up Ut Januury 1st, 6i't), J5 00. An l.Sufindic Valley JItrald, for the same, from Jan. 1-t, 18(56, to the end of Ihe fiscnl year, S.'5 00, without recomiuendatien. Accepted and bills laid n the tallo Also an account it J. II Quackunbuth, Sboriff, 963 79. Mr. llaack moved tho Board go into a Com. mittce of the Whole, on tbe bill of tbe Sheriff. lost. Mr (Juickenbusb moved to deduct from tbe bill tbe charges in the Dorse y case, $125 00 and allow tho balance, being after deducting the amount paid the Sheriff by the County Treas urer, SI5I 00, making 1 79 00, and thnt a. order be drawn for the balance unpaid (9500 00 oetng heretoiore drawn; oen'g 9lIO 1J. Carried. VI...lUwm.ntr.baXsaAW..iv Cmil .SST.Ua Ibe Committee on County Affairs, to whom was referr- d the memorial of Geo. L. Dnvis, in regard to family relief, bare exam ued the same but have not been able to get reliable informs- ' tion enough to base a recommendation upon, and the Committee think it a proper fubject fur tbe Supervisors of tbo Town in ahich the Claimant resides, to iuvestigato. Your Committee would a!so say in this connee. tion that while hcy are In favor of the County paying all legal claims for relief, at the same tune they think no Supervinnr should draw nn or der for relief until bo la satisfied that tbe claim nnt is legally entitled to the same. All of wioh is respectfully submitted. N. BARNARD, Cbslrmaa Which was aceop' el. Mr. Jeffers, from Special Committee, submitted tho following report : Your special committee to whom wag referred the communication if his Excellency, Governor Crnpo, relative to tho reimbursement of tbo loyal States, for expenses Incurred by counties, cities, towuships and other municipal enrporntsons in tho support of the late war for tho preservation of tbe Union, would respectfully report that they have had the samo under considoratinn, and would recommend Ihe adoption of tho following resolution, believing thnt the same will cover the ground contemplated in the communication. - Keltic ed. That Ihe Chairman of the Board be reque:-t.'d to make up a statement of all expen- ... . ..- r S W..M-. niw legally incurred in tho prosocution of tbe war, an-l thnt encli Supervisor bo requested to make a similar statement us lo bis ward or town ship, and forward tho sumo to tho Governor as s-Hn as practicable D. t. C. EATON, Chairman. Accepted and Adopted. Mr. (juuckonbudh offered tho following resolu tion t Reulred, That tlio County Treasurer an.l be is horeby Instructed to employ a clerk during the mouth of March, nt tbe expense of tbe County uot to excoed 975. Mr. 11 inek moved to amen 1 by striking cut 75, and inserting ?50. Carried, nnd tbo resolu tion, ns amnndod, wns adopted. Resolutions wero offered and adopted extent Ing the timo for tho collection of taxes in Iho fol lowing town : Ilrndy, Tittabawnssoe, Birch Run, Albec, an-l Thomatownt to tbo 13th of February next. (11 motion of Mr. Bnrnnrd it wns Rnolced, That Ihe Drid;?ng Comink-donors of Saz'n iw River be, nnd tbey nre hereby requested to notify tho County Trensurer in writing, on or . before tho 15th Hay of March next, of the amount of theCiunty D.-oding fl in ts by thorn negotia ted, nnd iho amount of interost that will bo due on the 1st of April next, sud that the County v ierK 00 insiructeq to serve a copy or this resolu tion on Ihn said Commissioner. On motion of Mr. Pittilmhe it wns Rttolred, Tlmt tbo Dredging Commissioners appointed by this Hoard be allowod to return any of tho bond now in tholr hands to the County Clerk, and nave the same amount issued in smaller bon L, if in their J idmunt they can be better negotiated in that form. On motion of Mr. Barnard it was Refo'redi That in the resolution of yesterday, Instructing tbi Dredging Comuiissionnrs to pros ecute their work aa f.ist as poa-ohln, they di I not intcn I to bo understood as restricting or prohibit ing them from using sny p rtiou of tho money oa tbo tributaries Mr Hastings presented lbs following report t Tho undersigned, one of tbo Speei.it Commit tee appointo I to investigate the report of the Dredging Commissioners, an-l other matters ap pertaining to tho sumo su' ject, would repectfuliy state th .1 ho h a bad nn inveMigation of tbe mat ter, and hi heard two different reports on tbe same subject, materially differing inform and facts, no 1 if the sa rue should go into the printed proceeding o( the llotrd, it Would, In my judge ment, materially aff-tct lbs credit of the County, in the further tiegoti ition of Ihe bonds iud for tho river improvement! and in order to avoid this state of things, and that tho Dredging Com. missione mny be placed in nn embarrassed futsi. Imn, I would reO'fiiiiiiond thnt the following reso lution lm ad ptud, to atand as a substitute for said rc.rts 1 Resotred, TMt thlt Board have full ronfl-lene. in the integrity nnd ability of the Dredging Com misfionors, and believe tbst in the prosecution of tho improvement Ihey have acted with a view to the subserv iency of the best interest of the Coun tyt and, in the favorable contract made for tbe wrk with Messrs Fox A Howard, that they are entitled to he tbaukt of tbe Cnnnty. T. W. HASTINGS. Which was received. Mr, Allardt pioved to adopt, Mr. Hanck moved lo lay on table. The Chairman called Mr, Jeffers to tb CWr. On motion of Mr. Slonn the Board ajouro4 to 2 0 clock. ifTsnfoJv srsstow. Board met pursuant to adjournment, and was called lo order by the Chair, Roll ealled uo ram preseiit. Mr. JetWs ta tbe Chn lt 0 t-, ' f