The Fort Dodge Messenger: Jan. 4, 1904
New Officers Take The Oath
Successful Candidates in Recent County and Township Elections, Take Office.
Supervisors are in Session
Treasurer Ryan Appoints Assistant Depuey (sic) – Sheriff Selects Woolsey.
County treasurer, sheriff, surveyor, coroner and county superintendent of schools, two supervisors and township officers to fill vacancies took the oath of office today. The county officers are:
Treasurer – J.T. Ryan.
Sheriff – Henry Olson.
Surveyor – C.H. Reynolds.
Coroner – A.H. McCreight.
Superintendent – A.L. Brown.
The supervisors are:
First district – A.F. Simpson of Duncombe to succeed himself.
Second district – P.H. Cain of Clare, to succeed J.T. Ryan.
Treasurer J.T. Ryan today appointed O.F. Weiss, assistant deputy. No appointment was filled for deputy treasurer although it is known that E.H. Cox will be appointed to that office. Clark Woolsey has been appointed deputy sheriff to succeed himself.
By acclamation Swan Johnson, of Dayton, was appointed chairman to succeed A.F. Simpson. The board is now engaged in settling with the former treasurer, J.A. Lindquist. The following program has been made out by the board:
Tuesday, January 12.
Appointment of court house janitors, county physicians and official newspapers and book binders.
Wednesday January 13
Annual inspection of poor farm.
Thursday, January 14
Ditches, roads and bridges and appointment of commissioner of poor and over-seer of poor farm.
The standing committees for the year are:
Claims – Cain and Hilstrom.
Settlement with county officers – Collins and Simpson.
Roads – Simpson and Johnson.