At the request of Amzi Garrigues, Captain of the Manchester Horse Thief Detective Association, the following named gentlemen were appointed as Constables: John Reidel, Michael Bidner, Oliver L. Mathews, Thomas Duncan, George Heller and George Givan.
Henry Gerkin was appointed janitor of the Court House for one year, form the first day of January, 1889, at a salary of $45 per month.
Jacob Shuler Jr., Trustee of Centre township, reported the expenditure of the $800 donation for the repairing of “Hog Back.”
Dr. T. E. Craig, Secretary of the County Board of Health, submitted his annual report. During the nine months ending Sept. 30th, 1888, one hundred and two deaths and two hundred and seventy-one births were reported. Six reports of diseases dangerous to the public health were reported.
John E. Heustis was appointed commissioner to examine proposed highway on boundary line between Ripley and Dearborn counties—the location of which is petitioned for by twenty-four freeholders of Ripley county.
On account of the death of John McGuire, one of the sureties on the bond of Jacob Schuler, Trustee of Centre township, the said Trustee was ordered to execute a new bond.
The Auditor was instructed to present the Aurora Gas Company with an account for $50 for one year’s use of the Hogan Creek bridge in the city of Aurora for supporting gas main of said company.
Thomas Duncan, Superintendent of the County Asylum, made his semi annual report for the term ending November 30th. On June 1st the number of inmates was forty-seven. Since that date eleven have been discharged—leaving thirty-five now in charge of the county.