A.J. Marsh protests buying title records

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A.J. Marsh protests buying title records - DON'T BOY Until Ton Are Well Coorioeed That No...
DON'T BOY Until Ton Are Well Coorioeed That No Attempt Is Being Made to Bob Ton. So Says the Abstract Company te the Commissioners. - They Deny Having Offered to Sail For Sixty Thousand Dollars. Clerk Petsle ladirnant and Eecom-mends Delay of Action. Th Purcbaa iJsld Over Until a Futur ; Date Other Baetneea, I The rooms of th Board of County Commissioners werecrowded with interested tax-pas ers yesterday morning. The matter relating to the purchase of County records from the Abstract Company was taken up first, Connty Clerk IVoslte was present w ith the Board. Ex-Governor Foraker and W. h. Burnet appeared for the Abstract Company. The Governor prefaced his argument w ith the statement that he had heard seversl stories concerning the contemn. ated purchase at the price stated as being nothing more or less than a robbery. He bad lo his entire satislaction investigated these rumors, and hail so far found them to be without any, foundation. The Abstract Company had! ; XEVKR OrFEXKD TO SELL Copies bf their abstract for less than Sl50.0no. XopMcr toseli fortC.uUOoilJO.OOObadever been made by the cvitupaiiy. .speaking of a letter from Gazzam Gauo which has beeu made PUQlicj he said: "Mr. Gano has asked wbv the original abstracts sre not bought from the company. Evidently Mr. Gano has not read tli statute on this subject. The law does not authorize the purchase of these records, but copies of them. To buy the unritial abstracts outright wonld cost at lot liX.OJO. The Legislature knew that th) County wonld not be able to do this, and hetije it authorized the purchase of copies of tiiene abs:ract. "l am also authorized by the Abstract Company to ask that you defer action upon tins matter until you are convinced that there was no previous oflcr to sell for either $37,000 or SG0.0O0. and that the company is trying to rub nobody. Whv. I heard last night that every clerk and member of your Board was t. receive a brick house and lot if these records are purchased. Such stsries are absurd, and we want time to investigate them and find the malicious liars who started Idem. I think also that if the County Solic itor weald examine the records in possession of the Abstract Company he would withdraw bis protest against their purchase. Solititur Davidson My objection ia not to the records. I do not believe that the copies of those records a authorized by the special act of the legislature will hold as record in Court. ! r. For.iker I difler with you. The law says that they shall be records. However. 1 um w illiug to LEA VK THAT TO A COMMITTEE Of lawyers and business men of sound judg ment, such as Kufus King. V m. i.rne--beck and Charles ochmidlapp. oranv others u hose repulati .n and know ledge of altairs are above dispute. i lerk l eas .e then made a statement in regard to his attitu Ic on ihe question. He wjs very indignant at ttie stones which are in circulation questioning his honesty, .-aid he: "I is a shame, a burninz -lianu-. that a man can not hold a public oRice in this city without I aving his honesty attacked. I have lost positions here nnd eis-whore for not using moiiev. As for receiving any thing for advocating f hi, purchase, there is not a word oi truth Hi it. I would sooner go down uud juiup into toe river than tali a cent in connection with this affair. The proposition lor the salt- of these records was made not lo. tne nlone. but to the t onimissioiiers. as reuuired bylaw. The matter has worried nie considerably. I did not wunt to assume the responsibility of fixing the value of these recor Is. and so I named a committee of men of the highest chara-'ter. in order that no question might arise as to their being influ-"crd. 1 hen of you, gentlemen, to take no action to-day. but inveatigaie the matter thoroughly." Kx-Di.strict Attorney Burnet then made a briet staieuient in regard to the great number of restorilion case now pending in tt.e oiiris. and ti e Increasing need of records for the county. A. J. Marsh then ak d permission to address the lioard. He stated that ho was EMPLOYED II T 0K. Yet he wished to enter a vigi-r"ns protest iiga'nst taxing pioperiy-holders lii,uui and $10.000 additional for the purchase ..! these gut bied records which the county did not need, lie said a great number of pe .pie fixed np their records after Ihe ourt linnn lire. Now these sr.me peoo.e must pay for lie records of a very lew. Mr. roracer 1 lie Legislature recognizes what Mr. Marsh does not. i aim-ly. that when records are destroyed oy tire itic county must replace them at a cost of from Ji to SOn eacb. liver 4 J.tOU i.as a. ready icu i ai.1 oui ly the couutv since the tire in restoring burnt records, and there are over imrii- iiin suns now pending In wbiCh records win e neiesry lor a deci-ion. 1 iin iesiaud. i. so. Iroiu Mr. t'.iark. manager ot the Ai- stract Company, that Mr, iiar.l. s opposition to thli grows out ot personal r -asous. Mr. t.o-siing I am not ready io vole on his question t.ediiy. and I move you. gentle men, that it he laid over until such time as he icrka triet,,iirt shall uotny tne cotu- luitsioners that lie is ready to act. THE ROM! or TIIEOPOSr. SvNOE. Coroner, was lixed ut $15,000. and his bond. ith Kudoluii l.ntterbey ami Charles Cramer as sureties, accepted. Ihe bond ot Valentine Jtfim. Miertn. was fixed at I40.0U0. and his bond, with Christian .Moerletn and Charles r leischiuaiin as sure ties, accepted. I he viewers of the r.den avenue improve ments submitted thtir report in writn g. and tbe Board pased a resolution to a ler- tise the assessments for the next three weens l . ercort.ancc witn law. The uoard was notified by Anderson lown- ship people that the l mon lr uge li-vee was badly in need oi repair, lie. erred to tbe l niintv Knuineer. i he oiiuiy Jailer asxea lor lit) Diankeis for the Jail. Ilele.-red to the U ard. the croDosition r.i A. w . tilover to repair the flooring of the big Miami Bridca was ai-eenterl. LriickirE fatterson petitioned the Hoard for the payment due tl.eni lor the improve ment oi the nil at Auuyston. and on motion tbe same wa referred to the Clerk aud So licitor tor report. 1 he t,eiH:on ot tax payers residing on the line or the old Hamilton and Martin road requesting ihe hoard to instruct tbe Kn- Eiin-er to draw up plans and speeiticutious lor the said Improvement, was granted. J be riliiMder claim in lavor ol tj. A. Gray A I o. for tU 12. on recommendation of tbe Solicitor, was allowed. $1 70m 26-inch Cfl-inch iC-lln:ii 4- 5- 5-llook 5-llook ft-Hook

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 07 Dec 1890, Sun,
  3. Page 11

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