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The Great Seal Of The State Of Iowa IOWA OFFICIAL REGISTER
Published by the Secretary of State
By Order of the General Assembly
1900
Compiled by G. L. Dobson, Secretary of State

CERTIFICATE
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State of Iowa,                       }
Office of Secretary of State}

    In accordance with the provisions of section 176 of the code of Iowa of 1897, I hereby certify that this volume of the Iowa Official Register contains a true and correct tabulated statement of the population of the counties, and also of the cities and towns of Iowa, having 500 inhabitants and over, as shown by the last state census.
    In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of February, 1900.
G.L. Dobson
              Secretary of State


[Transcriber’s Note:
Pottawattamie County was created 21 September 1848 from the Unorganized Territory. The Third Constitutional Convention was convened at Iowa City, January 10 1857, and Adjourned March 5, 1857. This is the first convention in which Pottawattamie County appears.
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Third Constitutional Convention, 10 Jan 1857 – 5 March 1857.
District 12: Pottawattamie, Harrison, Shelby, Woodbury, Monona Audubon, Crawford, Carroll, Calhoun, Sac, Ida, Cherokee, Burna Vista, Pocahontas, Palo Alto, Emmet, Clay, Dickinson, Osceola, O’Brien, Plymouth, Siouxand Buncombe Counties. Represented by Daniel H. Solomon. (Page 23)


An abstract of the votes cast in the several counties of the state of Iowa at the August election, A. D. 1857, for and against the adoption of the new constitution (Page 55):
Pottawattamie county: For: 264 Against: 418


Superintendents of the Board of Education (Office created by act of board of education, passed December 24, 1858. Office abolished March 23 1864, and duties devolved on superintendent of public education.) (Page 64) . [Transcriber’s note: The annual salary for the Superintendent of Education in 1900 was $2,200.00].
Thomas H. Benton, Jr., Pottawattamie county; elected by the board of education December 21, 1858; qualified January 14, 1859.
Thomas H. Benton, Jr., Pottawattamie county; re-elected December 21, 1859.
Thomas H. Benton, Jr., Pottawattamie county; re-elected December 6, 1861; resigned in 1863.


Railroad Commisioners. Office created in 1878.
Spencer Smith, Pottawattamie county; appointed April 5, 1887, for the residue of the term of three years, commencing April 1, 1887; elected for term commencing January, 1889. (Page 67) [Transcriber’s note: The annual salary for the Railroad commissioner in 1900 was $2,200.00].

(Chapter 29, acts of the Twenty-second General Assembly, provided for the election of railroad commissioners, the first term of office to be chosen by lot, one, two and three years from second Monday in January, 1889)
Spencer Smith, Pottawattamie county; appointed November 6, 1888; drew term of one year, commencing January, 1889. (Page 67)
Spencer Smith, Pottawattamie county; appointed November 5, 1889, for the term of three years, commencing January, 1890. (Page 67)


Judiciary. Supreme Court of Iowa.

CHIEF JUSTICES. [Transcriber’s note: : The annual salary for a Judge of the Supreme Court in 1900 was $4,000.00].

Caleb Baldwin, Pottawattamie county; elected as October 11, 1859,with Ralph P. Lowe of Lee county and Lacon D. Stockton, and drawing the second shortest term, became chief justice January 1, 1862. (69)
Joseph R. Reed, Pottawattamie county; term commenced January 1, 1889; resigned February 28, 1889. (Page 70)

ASSOCIATE JUDGES. (Transcriber’s note: : The annual salary for a Judge of the District Court in 1900 was $2,500.00).

Caleb Baldwin, Pottawattamie county; elected by the people October 11, 1859; qualified January 11, 1890; became chief justice January 1, 1862. (Page 71)
Joseph R. Reed, Pottawattamie county; elected by the people October 9, 1883; resigned February 28, 1889. (Page 72)

REPORTERS of the DECISIONS of the SUPREME COURT. (Transcriber’s note: : The annual salary for a Reporter of the Supreme Court in 1900 was $600.00. The Reporter of the Supreme Court receives $600.00 for each volume of reports issued by him. The average number of reports issued is three each year).

Bradbury W. Hight, Pottawattamie county; appointed by the supreme court, March 1882, to fill vacancy caused by resignation of John S Runnells. (Page 74)

PART II
STATE, DISTRICT, and COUNTY OFFICES.

IOWA OFFICIAL REGISTER.
1900

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS.


OIL INSPECTORS, term expires June 30, 1900. (Page 79)
    Theo. Guittar, of Council Bluffs. Annual Salary: $1,200.00. Oil inspectors receive $50.00 per month and are allowed to retain 25 per cent of all fees collected in excess of $50.00, except their compensation is not to exceed $100.00 per month.

INSPECTORS OF BOATS, term expires May 6, 1900 (Page 79)
J. C. Bixby, Pottawattamie county; post office, Council Bluffs

JUDICIAL.
FIFTEENTH DISTRICT COURT OF IOWA

Counties: Audubon, Cass, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby. (Page 84).

Judge:
A. B. Thornell
, Sidney
N. W. Macy, Harlan
Walter I. Smith, Council Bluffs
W. R. GREEN, Audubon
  Court Reporter:
O. C. Gaston
, Tabor
John H. Clark, Council Bluffs
B. O. Bruington, Council Bluffs
W. E. BUTLER, Council Bluffs


LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORS. (Office created September 3, 1857, by the New Constitution). (Page 58)
Orland H. Manning, Pottawattamie county; re-elected October 9, 1883; qualified January 16, 1884; resigned October 2, 1885. [Transcriber's note: Orlando H. Manning was first elected from Carroll county on October 11, 1881 and qualified January 12, 1882.]


THE TWENTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

District 19.
Senator: Arthur S. Hazelton; residence: Council Bluff; counties in district: Pottawattamie; occupation: Lawyer; nativity: New Hampshire; years in Iowa: 15; age: 44. (Page 91)
District 31.
Representative: John H. Jenks; residence: Avoca; counties in district: Pottawattamie; occupation: Banker; nativity: Massachusetts; years in Iowa: 21; age 44. (Page 94)
District 31.
Representative: G. M. Putnam; residence: Carson; counties in district: Pottawattamie; occupation: Farmer; nativity: New Hampshire; years in Iowa 26; age 62. (Page 95)


COUNTY OFFICERS OF IOWA

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY.
COUNTY SEAT
…………………. COUNCIL BLUFFS. (Page 140)

Auditor: R. V. Innes; residence: Council Bluffs; politics: Republican
Clerk courts: F. L. Reed; residence: Council Bluffs; politics: Republican
Treasurer: William Arnd; residence: Council Bluffs; politics: Republican
Recorder: E. E. Smith; residence: Council Bluffs; politics: Republican
Sheriff: L. B. Cousins; residence: Council Bluffs; politics: Republican
Supt. of schools: O. J. McManus; residence: Council Bluffs; politics: Republican
Surveyor: E. E. Cook; residence: Council Bluffs; politics: Republican
Coroner: V. L. Treynor; residence: Council Bluffs; politics: Republican
County attorney: W. H. Kilipack; residence: Neola; politics: Republican
Supervisor –Chm: B. G. Auld; residence: Griswold; politics: Republican
Supervisor: H. C. Brandes; residence: Hancock; politics: Republican
Supervisor: Jacob Hansen; residence: Underwood; politics: Republican
Supervisor: Perry Kerney; residence: Carson; politics: Republican
Supervisor: J. M. Matthews; residence: Council Bluffs; politics: Republican 

PART III
Miscellaneous Statistics


POPULATION:
…The total and urban population, and per cent of urban to total population (Page 418):
Pottawattamie county: Total population in 1895: 46, 042;
Urban population in 1895: 25,767
Per cent of urban population in 1895: 56%

BY TOWN:
Population of Cities and Towns having 500 inhabitants and over, According to Rank. Census of 1895. In order of Rank, City, Population (Page 411-415):
#7, Council Bluffs, 20,189
#101, Avoca, 1,598
#185, Oakland, 912
#188, Walnut, 904
#199, Neola, 841


ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION FILED IN 1899:
Name of Company: York Creamery association; Principal place of business: York Twp., Pottawattamie county; When filed: January 3, 1899; Durations in years: 20. (Page 420)
Name of Company: Order of Melchizedek; Principal place of business: Council Bluffs; When filed: June 30, 1899; Duration in years: 50. (Page 421)
Name of Company: Baldwin Block Co.; Principal place of business: Council Bluffs; Authorized capital stock: $60,000.00; When filed: May 18, 1899; Duration in years: 20. (Page 422)
Name of Company: Warehouse Construction Co.; Principal place of business: Council Bluffs; Authorized capital stock: $50,000.00; When filed: November 10, 1899; Duration in years: 20. (page 422)
Name of Company: Garner Electric Light, Power and Telephone Co.; Principal place of business: Garner; Authorized capital stock: $10,000.00; When filed: March 7, 1899; Duration in years: 20. (Page 422)
Name of Company: Michelwait & Young Co.; Principal place of business: Macedonia; Authorized capital stock: $25,000.00; When filed: September 2, 1899; Duration in years: 20. (Page 423)
Name of Company: Smith Refining Co.; Principal place of business: Council Bluffs; Authorized capital stock: $25,000.00; When filed: March 3, 1899; Duration in years: 25. (Page 424)
Name of Company: Ozark Zinc and Lead Mining Co.; Principal place of business: Council Bluffs; Authorized capital stock: $200,000.00; When filed: October 6, 1899; Duration in years: 20. (Page 425)
Name of Company: Macedonia Implement Co.; Principal place of business: Macedonia; Authorized capital stock: $11,000.00; When filed: October 27, 1899; Duration in years: 20. (Page 425)
Name of Company: Omaha, Council Bluffs & Suburban Railway Co. of Council Bluffs; Principal place of business: Council Bluffs; Authorized capital stock: $1,000,000.00; When filed: October 25, 1899; Duration in years: 50. (Page 426)

STATISTICS RELATIVE TO ASSESMENT OF REAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR 1899:
Table 1. (Showing personal property other than live stock for 1899 in detail, as shown by supplemental reports of assessment made by the county auditors to the auditor of the state.) (Page 437)
Pottawattamie county:
Reported actual value of vehicles: $102,892.00
Reported actual value of house-hold furniture: $35,936.00
Reported actual value moneys and credit: $915,667.00
Reported actual value corporation stocks: $515,109.00
Reported actual value merchandise: $1,250,940.00
Reported actual value other personal property: $543,456.00


VOTE FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT BY COUNTY, BASED UPON VOTE CAST FOR ELECTORS AT LARGE: (Page 466-467)
November 2, 1852; Pottawattamie county cast 182 votes for Franklin Pierce, Democrat
Pottawattamie county cast 111 votes for Winfield Scott, Whig
November 4, 1856; Pottawattamie county cast 259 votes for John C. Fremont, Republican
Pottawattamie county cast 353 votes for James Buchanan, Democrat
November 6, 1860; Pottawattamie county cast 412 votes for Abraham Lincoln, Republican;
Pottawattamie county cast 412 votes for Stephen Douglass, Democrat.
November 8, 1864; Pottawattamie county cast 502 votes for Abraham Lincoln, Republican;
Pottawattamie county cast 353 votes for George B. McClellan, Democrat.
November 3, 1868; Pottawattamie county cast 1121 votes for U. S. Grant, Republican
Pottawattamie county cast 1042 votes for Horatio Seymour, Democrat.
November 5, 1872; Pottawattamie county cast 1956 votes for U. S. Grant, Republican
Pottawattamie county cast 567 votes for Horace Greely, Democrat.
November 7, 1876; Pottawattamie county cast 2308 votes for R. B. Hayes, Republican
Pottawattamie county cast 1083 votes for Sam’l J. Tilden, Democrat.
November 2, 1880; Pottawattamie county cast 2440 votes for Jas. A. Garfield, Republican
Pottawattamie county cast 936 votes for W. S. Hancock, Democrat.
November 4, 1884; Pottawattamie county cast 2295 votes for Jas. G. Blaine, Republican
Pottawattamie county cast 1861 votes for Grover Cleveland, Democrat.
November 6, 1888; Pottawattamie county cast 2347 votes for Benj. Harrison, Republican
Pottawattamie county cast 1779 votes for Grover Cleveland, Democrat.
November 8, 1892; Pottawattamie county cast 2359 votes for Benj. Harrison, Republican
Pottawattamie county cast 1776 votes for Grover Cleveland, Democrat.


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