Switzerland County Commissioners’ Court – December 1873

Switzerland County, Indiana Commissioners’ Court proceedings for December 1873 appeared in:
Vevay Democrat – 13 Dec 1873 – Page 3, Column 4

Commissioner’s Court, December Term.

William M. Patton, Phillip A. Bettens and William J. Gibbs, Commissioners.

The business of general interest that was disposed of during the term is reported as follows:

Michael Orem was appointed a special constable for Craig township.

In the matter of the petition of Thos. Delaney for a permit to retail liquors, &c. Dismissed at the cost of the petitioner.

John H. Cotton was allowed the sum of $565.58 for keeping paupers at the County Asylum during the quarter ending December 1, 1873.

U. P. Schenck & Sons allowed the sum of $25 for pump for cistern in Court House yard.

In the matter of the petition of Wm. S. Twineham, et als., for location of highway. Petition discussed at petitioner’s cost.

In the matter of the petition of Lewis Schroeder and others, for location of highway, Edward Abbot, Royal Aldrich and John Stewart were appointed as viewers.

Dr. T. J. Griffith allowed $6 for medical services rendered to inmates of county jail.

In the matter of the petition of George H. Heady, et als., for location of highway. Continued to next term.

F. M. Griffith allowed $164 as fees for services rendered as County Superintendent of Public Instruction.

In the matter of the petition of David Lee, et als., for vacation of highway. Viewers appointed.

In the matter of the petition of the Patriot and Barkworks Turnpike Company, for assessments of omitted benefits. Dismissed at petitioner’s cost.

Braden & Burford, publishers, &c., were allowed $215.98 for books and stationery for county purposes.

Indianapolis Journal Company allowed $295.40 for books, &c.

Indianapolis Sentinel Company allowed $72.75 for books, &c.

William M. Patton was appointed to have a coat of paint put on Court House roof.

Commissioners each allowed the sum of $30, for six days work as County Commissioner.

It was ordered by the Board that no repairs be made, or articles furnished the Court House or other county building, except by order of the Judge of the Circuit Court or Board of Commissioners. Bills made contrary to this order will not be allowed by this Board.