The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on June 10, 1891 · Page 6
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 10, 1891
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MAYBE LAND. whwe the mafitfies «fo dank and wide fc ft laddet of ted &nd*>ld. Whew the sun has sunk la the shifting tide Of the clouds that the flight elves mold. tt leads to the portals of Maybo Land, Whoso castles and groves wo see, Oft ft vapor bank e'er the mists expand, To darken the wind swept sea. *Fti there that ow wishes are all made true, Where frowns may not mar the brow, Where storms never mutter tho whole year through, Where tfhen is transformed to Now, And only tho dreamer who Idly halts With ft pencil and brush In hand Can travel tho path to tho mystic vaults And the treasures of Maybe Land. —Philander Johnson In Washington Post ndt rnftcle thftt could In ftny way serve LOVE AND KAPIERS, The village of Bay St. Louis was a f avorite dueling ground in the days when an appeal to swords or to pistols Was thought hy southern gentlemen to be the Only honorable way of settling personal grievances. Those days are past, and now there is not a more peaceful and certainly not a more beautiful town in all the picturesque coast country. If ever you shall he going to New Orleans by way of the railroad from Mobile you Will find it well worth while to stop and spend a few days at this lovely summer resort. If you will take a carriage and a driver Who knows the place you may spend a day or two delightfully in exploring tho Ins and outs, hy highway and hyway, of a settlement that dates hack to the time when the Spaniards and the French were playing battledore and shuttlecock with all our rich and salubrious gulf-coiist country. Even now in the streets and picturesque little shops of Bay St. Louis you hear the soft accents of Spain and the polite intonations of Paris. The people have soft voices and gentle manners, and it is hard to imagine, much harder to believe, that it was ever true of them that they stood ready, on the strength of the slightest insiilt, to fight to the death as a matter of honor; but so it was. There are men living now who saw many duels in the days of the "code." One charming old gentleman informed the present writer- that he had witnessed twenty hostile meetings with Bword or pistol. Before the days of the railroad which now makes Bay St. Louis but one hour and thirty minutes from New Orleans, the only approach was by water, save from the interior of Mississippi. This repdered the place one of the most secluded nooks in America, and, as a matter of course, a considerable number of refugees from justice or from misfortune or tyranny fled thither; but the larger part of the population was highly respectable; some of it was made up, especially in summer, of the wealthiest and best French families of New Orleans, who came by steamboat to spend the hot season in elegant cottages on the breezy bluffs. Nearly all the duels ever fought at Bay St. Louis took place in one or another secluded spot in the lonely woods behind the town. These woods are now dotted with creole and negro cottages, the homes of poor people, who ,find an easy if not luxurious life where the fish in the bayous and the fruits on the trees are to be had with but the smallest outlay of labor. Ever since the place was first settled, and even before, these woods have been a maze of crossed and tangled roads, paths and trails first made by the Indians. You can ride or drive everywhere and in every direction, and yet the growth is thick, often obstructing the sight on all sides. Now and again you come upon little natural glades or openings set in wild grass and surrounded with a wall of trees. These are the spots that were chosen for tho dreadful work of the duelists. About the year 1824 two young men of New Orleans were lovers of a beautiful girl by the name of if.arie de Noyant, whose father had a summer place at Bay St. Louis. Of course, Marie could not accept the attentions of both if she loved either, and as Honore Chauvin had captured her heart, there was nothing for Pierre Maton to do but to challenge his successful rival to mortal combat. The three families— Noyants, Chauvins and Matons— were of the best in New Orleans, and had always been on the most intimate terms socially. Honore and Pierre had known Marie from her childhood up; they had been her playmates, her friends, and now they were her lovers. Both were handsome, rich and honorable, as honor was understood at the time and place. If Marie hesitated to choose between them it was not because of any doubt in her heart. She knew that she loved Honore, and quite as well she was aware that under no circumstances could she ever love Pierre. Still it was very hard for her, when Pierre came to her home on the hay and asked her to be his wife — it was hard to break in on his passionate appeal with the truth that must crush Mm. She begged for time to consider, and thus put off the unpleasant, nay, the torturing, duty that she owed to herself and to her lovers. But the moment came When she could no longer procrastinate. Honore, doifbtless aware that his rival Was besieging the citadel of his lady's heart, came also to Bay St. Louis and Urged his suit. Gently, kindly, sweetly as she could, Marie put an end to Pierre's hopes; but it was not in her power to blunt in the least the terrible point of her refusal. Love is not to be set aside with politeness, nor can it be assuaged by generous friendship and tender kindness. Anything short of love is a stab to love. "Then it is Honore Chauvin that you care for, Marie?" said Pierre, rising Marie arose also, and they stood looking at each other. They had been sitting on a vine covered veranda, with the waves of the bay tumbling in against his turn in this moment of titter defeat, "Oh, 1 Sffl BO BdflryY fltt grieved, JPtewe, to see you feel like this!" cried Marie, "You know 1 love ydtl as ft brothe* is loved, very, very much, and"—— "As a bfotherl 1 ' muttered Pierre, with bitter, desperate emphasis—"as a brother!" Atid he turned and left the girl's presence without another word. She made a movement as if to follow him, but he had passed down the steps and out of the gate with long strides, like some actor in a melodrama. Her first thought was of danger to Honore Chauvinj for in those days the hot French blood rarely cooled without first having boiled over in deadly fight. Wh0fc Pierre Maton did was to go straight to his friend Honore Chauvin and slap him in the face. "That for Marie de Noyantl" he exclaimed, still choking with the desperate choler excited by his sense of defeat. "That for you!" he wont on, repeating the insulting blow. Then he turned and left Honore, well knowing What would follow. The challenge was promptly sent and as promptly accepted. The following morning at a little past sunrise the combatants, with their seconds and .surgeons, met in a small open space- whore two or three little wild wood ronds, dim and straggling, crossed each other in the forest part of what was then known aa the Tonlme plantation. They were to fight with swords. The weapons were measured, positions chosen, the word given, and the fight to the. death was begun by a thin, keen, far reaching clink of steel crossing steel. Many a time had these yoiing men, now eager for each other's blood, fenced in manly play, and well did both know how equally were they matched, aud how doubtful was the outcome of the struggle they were beginning. Both were pale, but cool and wary; in their eyes burned the hateful fire of unforgiving anger. The seconds stood aside, silently but intently gazing on; the surgeons, a little farther away, held their bandages and instruments ready. Honore Chauvin, to do him justice, did not wish to kill Pierre Maton, but meant, if he could, 4o disable him. This, however, • was not so easy, for Pierre, eager to slay, and burning with rage of disappointed passion, was fighting like a mad tiger, and yet with supreme vigilance and art. Thoir swords cut the air with hissing swiftness and filled the space with a clangor and shower of spiteful sparks that might well have stilled all the wild songs of the birds in the woods roundabout. Once the keen point of Pierre's rapier barely touched Honore's throat, letting tlie least show of blood. In turn Pierre felt a tingling scratch on his own breast, 'but this exchange of touches tag strength; bat Honors Wft ' 1'ietre saw this and BOARD PROCEEDINGS, sittte* Thojotitrtm ef, BtiHiot Jackson et .al ii fcfTittercy. only sliot into the fight H new access of to beat down ceeded, and BtOn&s . The next breath %hete . . of terror, the voice of ft 'woman in utter distress, and a strange, dull rushing sound followed by a crash, tfHe duelists Were "swept from their feet tod dftflhed headlong, ft horse tumbled over them and the fragments of a small vehicle were scattered around. In the midst of this WJfedttmUs hurled upon the contestants a young woman rose to her feet and stood, beautiful, disheveled, frightened almost to madness, but unhurt. It was Marie de Noyant. The horse, after falling and rolling over, struggled to its feet, and, with parts of its harness still clinging to it and trailing and whirling abtfttt, ran frantically away through the woods in the direction of the town. Overcome for a moment, the seconds and surgeons stood staring and motionless, but they were men Of nerve, and needed but time to take a breath and pull themselves together before springing forward to the assistance Of fibnore and Pierre, who lay as if dead, on the ground where the shock of the collision had flung them. Marie de Noyant had arisen early that morning to keepapromise she had made to visit a sick and extremely aged creole woman who lived in a small house back in the woods on the road to Jordon river. Feeling oppressed with what had occurred between her and. Pierre, she ordered her servant to fetch heir pony and and cart and drove away .alone before the rest of the household Were up. She left the servant behind, wishing to be entirely free to comintme with her heart and to devise if possible some means of softening Pierre's disappointment. While she feared that something dreadful might come of the terrible passion of the young man, she did not dream thiat, even while she irove slowly along the dim road under the trees, a duel was in progress between him and'.; Honore Chauvin. Her pony, a stottt, gentle animal, jogged quietly forward in the sand between the tufts of Spanish bayonet and thickets of bay bushes; overhead the pine trees moaned and the grand magnolias rustled their stiff, glossy foliage. Suddenly three or four goats, part of a herd that had been turned out to graze; and browse in the woods, leaped out of a little tangle of tall wild grass hard by and dashed across the road.close in front of the pony. Marie at' tho 'time was absorbed in thought and held thelines with a slack hand. The pony took'.fright, as 'the gentlest horse sometimes, will, and whirled about and, almost upsetting the cart, ran away thronghthe forest as-fast as his legs could carry him.; The move Jtttte i r fioftttt o* SuptjrVis'dra itieb Ih regulut session at 1 fj'clock p. m* Member* all present except M, O'Botlrkoi Minutes of Ap-rll meetfng mitt And with tho following cofTetitton Wol-p ftp* provedi The resolution making G. tt. Petefs^onimlttee to build • bridge on' between sfeetloiis, ,24 and 25, township 97-30, was granted, Geo, II. fetttfs wfls appointed committee ' to ex on grade on said line, energy. As the exercise began to steady ment whisked the lines out of Marie's P4er&>," she said presently, "I mjj not deceive you or evade your queg- ,tto«u J&?fcye Honore, .and I promised their excited nerves and lend- suppleness to their leaping muscles they redoubled their efforts, and Honoix- forgot his resolve to only wound Pierre, while Pierre felt his desire to kill swell into a steady, deadly tempest of passion. Again and again each of the combatants received slight wounds, mere scratches; but neither appeared able to break tho other's guard or to find an undefended point, such touches as they had given and received being more the result of close fighting than of advantage either way. But no matter how young and strong they were, or how expert, this could not last very long. The tremendous strain was sure to tell. Who would fail first and permit tho other, to make the fatal pass? They were panting now, and the white foam was gathering on their purple lips. Their eyes, starting and glaring with concentrated fury, were fixed and terrible in their animal expression. It was as if these two men, so lately friends and almost brothers, were ready to mangle and devour each other like savage wild beasts. Happily the time when such things could bo has gone by, but it is by keeping record of those strange acts that we are able to understand the growth of our present civilization. The duel lingered longer in the south than in the north, and especially in the low country did it last without much sign of passing away till some time after the close ot our great war. Looking hack now we can scarcely realize that only half a century ago it was a common occurrence for two men to do what we are witnessing between Honore Chauvin and Pierre Maton. Bo much was dueling a, part of the life of the people in the early years of tlie present century that in some parts of our country to refuse a challenge was to in- vste social ostracism, and not to give and not to give one on fit occasion was sure to attract contempt. Tho seconds and the surgeons stood by BO wrapped in contemplation of the even handed fight, so engrossed in watching the leaping blades, and so forgetful of everything save this play of death, that they did not hear the sound of wheels and the rapid beating of a flying horse's feet. As for the principals, they would not have heard if a thunderbolt had fallen at their feet. They were now fighting in the last spurt of strength before one or the other must fail. Each felt that if his antagonist held \vp a few minutes longer all would be over. Tho reflection of this thought set a terrible light in their drawn and haggard faces. The muffled sound of wheels in tho sand and of the furious flight of a> horse came nearer and nearer. The seconds leaned forward as the intensity of their sympathy with their principals seemed to shrivel them, as if with heat; the surgeons unconsciously drew closer to the panting, laboring duelists. Honore Chauvin at this moment mado a lunge; Pierre avoided it by a supreme effort; the movement caused them to exchange positions, and as they did so Pierre shot out a quick thrust that pierced Honore's sleeve without touching the flesh; his point hung a half second, aud Honore was just in the act of running him through whan he trij-p-ifl on a snwU moj; grasp, and so she lost control.- Discbver- ing his freedom, and crazed with fright, the hitherto gentle little animal now became a savage and terrible beast, reckless of everything, giving no attention to road or direction. . , The reader will understand at once how the catastrophe came about at the dueling ground, for the pony., accidentally heading itself that way, ran madlj and blindly upon the combatants. It was found dead a half mile from the sjiot, with Pierre's rapier sheathed to the 1'ult in its breast. It had struck the weapoi Vs point just as it was abotit to daft into tfte heart of Honore Chativin. The strangest part of the whole advent ture was that Marie escaped •without even the slightest hurt. The young men were borne to the nearest house, where for many hours they lay side by side insen?able. Honore's hurts' were nearly fatal, and Pierre was crippled for life. In the course-of their convalescence they both received the gentle and untiring care of Marie, and before they were able to leave the horsS their friendship had been restored. Aunt Clothilde, a very old colored woman, who speaks, nothing but the French patois of the creole country, is the only survivor of the slaves owined by Marie de Noyant'a father at the fame of the duel. You may, if you will visit her in her little house on Hospital street in New Orleans, have the stom that I have here sketched, told to you in the most picturesque way, and it \ always ends with a minute description lot how beautiful Marie looked in her white township line between Plum Creek and Wesley townships should read, "That Geoi tt. Peters bo a committee to view and if in bis judgment deemed necessary, to build bridge on township line and bridges and grades reported by 'L. D. Lovell < at JAprll meeting on section 33, Wesley township. At 2 o'clock M. O'Rourkc appeared and took his seat. After hearing petitions of different persons on various subjects the board proceededto regular business. The bill of trustees of SWca township to allow L. Johnson for labor for A. Clemenson was not allowed. The report of the county auditor of $69.00 transfer fees, $0.25 redemption fees, and 50c for recording bond and $28 for rent of court house hall, from April 1st, to June ist was accepted and placed on file. On motion G. H. Peters was appointed a committee to build two small overflow bridges on'section line between sections,4'a.nd- 5, township 96, range 29 as petitioned for by Wm. Dodds and others. Moved and carried that the county pay for 46 feet of 24 Inch tiling for road in section 30, Irvington township. On motion the auditor was authorized to give order to D; Miller, road supervisor in Cresc6 township for plank t6 half plank the Potter bridge. The road petitioned for by Myrph Schenck, W. W. Annis and others on north line of sections 22 and north-; west quarter of section 25j township 96, range 29, was; granted and! road declared laid as petitioned for. Damages allowed as per appraisers report and costs assumed by the county. D. A. Buell committee appointed to examine and report on the expediency of moving the connty line bridge between Kossuth and Humboldt counties, reports as follows: I would recommend that in .as much as the bridge should be moved and if moved further down stream another bridge wiir be needed near St. Joe, that Kossuth and Humboldt counties should bid on the bridge now owned jointly, and one or the : other buy this bridge and the other build a bridge where it would bo for the best.interest of the county andv each be exclusive owner. D. A; BUELL, Com. Report accepted and on motion D. A. jBuell was made a committee to confer with committee from Humboldt county, and offer a bid on the bridge. The county auditor to draw warrant on the treasurer on order^of committee to pay for the same if Kossuth county gets the bridge. The bill of C. E. Mallory for tea sold to poor farm in February, 1891, was laid over for want of form. Bill of P. A. Bronson for $15.00 for cottln was not allowed. On motion the county treasurer The petition for ditch and .grade on southwest line of section 3&4i.-28 was granted and Mr. Lovell appointed to expend $50 on said road. On motion Geo. H. Peters was made a'conimlttce to view and report at the June adjourned meeting on grade petitioned for by W, iJ. Jordan etal oh east line of section 34, township 99, range 27, On motion the petition of C. H. Stotle et at for bridges over Blue Earth river In township 100, range 28, was laid over until Juno adjourned session and that G. H. Peters bo a committee to view and report on the same at the adjourned session. On motion ,thevroad petitioned for by I\ 0. Newell, L, J. Nbwell, et,al commencing ; at northwest corner of section 1-97-30, running thence east on section lino to northeast' corner of section 10-97-30, ,was lalct as per commissioners report. Damages were allowed The commttte^hftvifi^r.e.portod on road petitioned for by 0. Rlpentrop, A. H, Wilteo ef. rtl in Mraatt township, as follows: 'That itt- tho oplnfottof the committee salcf road had bfeen Wld years ago*, that it had beet worked , and bridged by the township and used as rf public high* way. Report - accepted ah'd on motion the auditor was ordered to record and platt said road as folio ws J v -iQ«mmenclng at northwest'cortier 6tsOMl6h 5 township 98 Range 87,;. running, thenct' south on seottbn Hfa'e t6' tlie 1 j sbUlh ' W^tit corner of section 8&98-21: No 'damages were &l- lowed, and ctrsts assumed by the county. On motion X>. : A. ' ' Buellt and W. H. Nycum Were': appbihted "a- - : committee to settle with the auditor and treasurer. On motion the jatiltoi 1 ,b"f <iourt house was allowed? $20 por;m<mth mnUl iTo ' ' as per appraisers report : and costs assumed by the countiy. On motion the petition, of Marshal Hayes for road in Garfleld and Whittemore townships was laid over to June adjourned session. On account of petition for vacation j of road on, half section lino in said! .. ,- Oti wotiptt M.^OlRpur^e w,as appointed committee to replank bridge Ott north line of Bectipn ,26-704-80. • -, .-., 4 . ( \ i On motion the auditor was- instructed and .authorized., 'to , buy;, o, flag for the courthouse, . .•'.'•' ...\ .fii- ^'":v •' On motipn the auditor; , was authorized to draw ^^ratitfl for all .bills; allowed at this session, . , ..... , ; , ; RiBBplved, That the, membMs of this hoard are idtitled to the amounts set opposite their several iiame« for Bervices at this session; •' -.•'•"• ='' '• . township and M. O'Rourke was appointed a committee to view and report on vacation and location of said roads at the June adjourned session. • The road petitioned for by Martin Beckstrpm, A. G. Johnson etal commencing at north quarter post of section 9-99-28 and .running thence west to northwest corner of said section, thence south on section line to south east corner of section 8-98-28, was granted and road laid as per commissioners report. Damages allowed as per appraisers report and costs assumed by the county. Road petitioned for by Wm. Radig, H. Krause and others in Lptts Creek, township was laid over untlLthe June adjourned session. .1 On motion the petition of T. F. : Cooke etal for vacation of highway commendng at the west quarter,post of section 11-97-27, and running.thenee east on half section line , to east quarter post of section 12-97-27, was granted, and road" vacated as. petitioned for. ( On motion G.'H, Peters was, made a committee to do. necessary, irepairlng on bridge and grade over Black Cat creek In section 11-96-29. On motion D. A. Buell was appointed committee to view and report, at June adjourned meeting on bridge and grades In Union and Lotts Creek twps petitioned for by P. J, Walker et al. On motion M. O'Rourke was made committee to view and report at the adjourned session on bridge and grade between section 5 and 8-94-30, petition ed for by Henry DorWeller et al,; also grade on cast line of section 12-94-30. On motion D. A. Buell was made Geo. H. Eoters, . ; , - . .« v ' ' $9.92 P.A. BUeU ,. ,. 1 • u 8.00 M. O'Rourke ,. 8.84 L.D.Lovelll! ! < / 9.68 J.HoltJS / ; > ' ' ' S 10.04 On motion Boardvadjpurned to Monday, June: 29th> 1891: ! ' v- J. B. HOPIUS, Aud. SCHEDUXE OF. CLAIMS. The following bills were allowed on the county^ fundil /t .'•;••'•' Geo 8 Angus assesslnni'Buit : twp. .-*<'.;...,:.$ M oo JL Blunt to bal " Fenton ••>.»,.!..,... 1200 REDavison " BancroftInc ........ 1600 '• . makins out ixjad;tax list 2 00 J B Robinson assessing Irvlngton. ; . 60 oo tni.v, moin '•-..••'•-•'•• Seneca .I.•..".••..;. 38 oo Hebron,.....'. 2400 Oresco.... 3500 .- 1000 John Klein Ole 0 Mehl A B Johnson EE Thomas bal N Anderson • , OB Hottus G G Studer Peter Munson Chas A Winter Myron Schonck J L Cotton H Dorweiller Geo B Miller GHLamson S-F Quick" Portland.....; 4600 Prairie;::...:...... 4300 Harrison 35 00 Kamsay.',.v......... 7600 Wliltteipqre....... 54 oo Garfleld...'.... ... 30 co 40 00 luo oo J^."vvallaee trustee IrvTnBton.:.&.':..... 6 oo W M Welch scbool blanks........... Perkins Bros reporter jwperi liuVernev, A.]gona city,....... ImVerne<lnc:..... A A Bronson case Bjate.V H 0 Holenbeck clerk- W 6 00 6 00 28 00 7 00 10 00 O. v llUlvUUOisiv v*v>»*x »» vw»yjr «£/• f : •••{• • *• * .EH Clarke atty fee State vs. rnoenlx.... Carter* Hussey office supplies,,........ 41 so JHMerimedolerfoHamsayvi...... . .. is oo A A Brunson fees case state'vs Van Vost 14 oo P Dorweiller clerk Garfleld «,, ; .>.,i'jj 7 00 TH Lanarty postage from Jan 1st .;— 0 30 Bailey Bros oil fore u... •.,.1..,,.. 90 M'Stephens Board o* McKay..,,.;..-,,.;.. 2 40 Summoning Jurors;....;;:....- :...:..:>. ... 11 40 Upper Des Molnes printing...v. U (irler court reporter :. ....... M Bonstetter tnistee.Garneld.v B Benjamin bailiff May term...;.....>,.,. 4 HP Hatch clei-kWhittempreqld*12..,.. 10 BF Smith trustee Ramsay:;...-:;.... ... 6 i S W Stanton '• Lptt8pre,e,k..,,,,.. ..... • 4 < ft Ward trustee Buffalo,':.....'.J..J.-A'. .... 21 W L .loslyn eo atty1st w s»lary.u,, ; ..... 150 J.W Uincnqu printing..................... M 3 7 30 60' 46 00 200 4 ! is authorized to redeem the south- conimlttee to expend $50 on grade on and Honore wedding gown when she Chauvin were married. In the course of frequent and long sojourns in the old French regioi of the south I have made note of manj tic, odd or otherwise interesting stories of dueling, but none of them teems to me more strange than this tp] 3. me by Aunt Clothilde. Last "winter I visited the spqt .where the duel was fought, and \vhiU> I tried to imagine the scene as it wWsixty-Bix years ago a mocking bird quavered its incomparable flute score frorii a wax myrtle hush on tha edge of f flowery thicket hard by. What a peaceful spot it was!—Maurice Thompson, in New York Ledger. Effects «f Pride. An ancient and distinguish^ I individual writes: "J owe my wealth and el« ration to the neglect with which I used to be treated by the proud. It w is a real benefit, • though not so int tnded. It awakened a zeal which did its duty, and was crowned with success. I determined, if this neglect was] owing to my waflt of learning, I wowlq be studious and acquire it, I determined, if it was owing to my poverty, Iwould accumulate property; if extremeiyigillance, iwWte. industry, prudence and would do it (which will determined, if it was owing ners, I would be more circt was anxious, also, to show had so treated me that I wi ing such coldness. I was by a desire that the proud on a level, with, or elevated selves, And Jwas resolve things, tteyer fa> lose the i__!— liHis p?sW! denial my inan- ipect. I ;bose who undeserv- warmed njWpemfl west quarter, section 23:97-38 from tax sale of 1888, said sale being erroneous, The consent highway petitioned for by W. H. Ingham and A. D. Clarke, commencing at the northeast corner of the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 36; township 96 V range 28, and terminating at north line of Call's addition to Algona, and vacating the highway as now laid near the above location, was on motion granted and road laid and vacated as petitioned for, providing the petitioners make as good a road on new linp Ji£ the one is where now laid without cost to county. At 6 o'clock the board adjourned to 8 a. m- June 2nd. June 2nd, 8 o'clock a, m., board met pursuant to adjournment, members all present. The claim of J. A. Hamilton uf $28 fqr piling was allowed in part, the county having taken by mistake 108 fe-et and allow $17.28 therefor. ;BW of A. Hank for blanks returned was not allowed. Blequest of C. A. Qrdway ajad others for voting precinct at fcedyard was laid over until September meeting. On motion Adam Savyvoll was allowed three acres exemption on southwest quarter section 6-98-30. Oo motion tho petition of S. G, MaZoe and others fpr bridge and grade oo ess* Jine of section 18-90-38 was not grant&tt. Onmot/on the petition of Frank Pompe et sil |£>r grade on cast line of northeas-t quarter, section 3-96-30, was granted. Mr. J. HoJt? was made committee to diteb and grade top same to the amount of $160. The petittow of the residents of s Cottrel pa\utju8 signs,....,..^.,.,• OB Ludwlg clerE Prffirltf................ B B Bavlsou " ; Bancroft,;;....;-...*..... o Wm Klelt trustee ttarosay,....ta.;..1.,... g A A Brunsdu postage etc..... •V ciiair fpr Judge... Durant; iBros KQPdstpro jl»«,,••••'•'<! 7.00.-$ •A B FsSmitU ---- . north line of section 2>96-29 and;$jQO on north line of Section 21r96-29. 12 o'clock board adjourned to 1 p. m. 1 o'clock Board m session. On motion L. D. Lovell was appointed commlteo to build abridge acrpss Prairie creek between sections 5 and: 8-94-2T, as petitioned for by B. W. Haona and others. -..-.••• The petition of Alex. Frasler et al f or grade and bridge on river bottom west of the O'Rourke bridge was granted and M. O'Rourke appointed a commltee to build a 83ft. bridge and do the nepessary grading thereto. The bond of J. H. Merrifleli appointed justice of the peace for Ramsay township was approved. At 3:80 p, m. the board preceded equalize the. assesment of townships as returned by follows: Estate sBenjamin L J NeWell cMk r Kenton;...... /.>?.*.!'.'.'.'. A, B Busli trustee Jrvluptoi) eld les bd of it w McUetouifr assw^orWum 'oreek! '. .'.' J D Davidson truste.e. Portland., -•••---• - "-escofj..', avs .. . , ,„,... 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