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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD. FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 9, 1917.
DISORDERLY HOUSE
CASE IS CONTINUED
W. H. Stubblefield Encounters
Difficulty in Getting Court
to Accept His Bond
The case of Mrs. Almenda Beck,
who is charged with conducting a dis
orderly house in Fomfelt, has been
continued until the March term of the
circuit Court in Scott County, it be
came known in the Cape yesterday.
Mrs. Beck's case in one of the most
iiutcrious ever brought to the atten
tion of the Foinfelt authorities. She
lived for several months in the Ter
minal Hotel, at Kornfelt, and after the
place had been .-hadowed for some
time, the authorities ordered her to
vacate.
When she reiused to comply with
the order, the piace was raided. Mrs.
Heck was trie! in Mayor Tomlinson's
i-.-urt and fined 320 and costs. She
appealed the case to the Circuit Court,
and her bond was fixed at $100. She
v, as unable to find a bondsman in that
city, and then came to Cape Girardeau,
where William H. Stubblefield, the
bank president, agreed to guarantee
her liberty.
He signed the bond for $100 and said
he would pay her fine, if the fine did
not exceed $100. The bond was pre
s nted to Mayor Tomlinson, but he
refused to accept it because the bank
er had not signed the document in his
presence.
Mrs. Beck then returned to Cape
Girardeau to consult Mr. Stubblefield.
In order to avoid a personal appear
ance before Mayor Tomlinson, the
banker wrote the following letter to
l he Kornfelt official:
'"1 signed an appeal bond in the
.-urn of $100 for Mrs. Almenda Hack
yesterday in the case she lias appealed
from your city to the Circuit Court.
She is back here today and advised
me that you stated you would not ac
cept this bond unless I signed it in
your presence.
"Under ordinary circumstances I
would bo willing to go to Kornfelt to
accommodate the lady, but I do not
s-e any reason for that. However, T
called Tony Baudendistel up and ask
ed him to also sign this bond or to
see that the bond was accepted with
mo on it, and he promised that he
would do so.
"He knows my signature, and if you
are not acquainted with it. Tony will
certify that it is correct. However,
this letter is signed by the cashier of
this bank, under the seal of the bank,
and if that is not enough and you still
insist, I will be perfectly will to come j
to Fomfelt to aecommodrto the lady."
Mr. Stubble-field's letter was accept
ed and Mrs. Beck was liberated. It
was stated in Fornfelt yesterday that
.-he had not been here since her trirl.
BUD ALLERS DIED
EARLYTHIS MORNING
Timber Man Fell Through Win
dow and Cut Off His
Nose.
A. R. ("Bud") A Hers, who fell
through a glass window at Good Hope
anu i reuencK sirceis yesicraay morn-j
ing, cutting off his nose and sustaining j
other serious injuries, died tins morn- J
ing at St. Francis' Hospital. j
1
He was taken to the hospital shortly
after the accident, where his nose was
grafted back on his face. It was be-
lieved by the attending physician that
1 1 1 J
he would recover. Shortly after mid
night this morning, however, he suffer
ed a .sinking spell from which he never
regained consciousness.
I)?ath, hich ensued at ." o'clock, is
said to have been due to loss of blood.
A. R. Allers, one of the best known
timber men in Southeast Missouri, is
in St. Francis' Hospital in a serious I
condition, owing to severe injuries he
received yesterday morning when he
fell against a window in the Blattner j
building in Haarig. His nose was cut
completely off.
Allers became unconscious from the
loss of blood and was found lying on
the street. An automobile was sum
moned and the injured man was taken
to the hospital, where he was operated
upon immediately. It rquifed a
number of stitches to reset his nose,
and sew the deep wound on both
cheeks.
It could not be learned how Allers
fell against the window pane.
Allers, who is known to his friends
as "Bud," owns a sawmill, one of the
largest of its kind in this
the State.
ettion of i
It is supposed that he fell against
the window, breaking it, and then
stumbled against the broken pane,
clipping" off his rose,
ping off his no?e.
FARMER HANGS SELF
TO STABLE RAFTER
Wife Finds Ed Statler Suspended
bj Harness Strap Feared He
Would Lose Farm.
Despondent over the likely loss of
his farm, Edward Statler, a well
known farmer of near Gravel Hill,
committed suicide yesterday morning
by hanging himself in the barn. He
was found about S o'clock by his wife,
Mrs. Tillie Statler, who had gone to
the barn to see what detained her hus
band so long.
Statler went out at the usual hour
to feed his horses. He had appeared
depressed for several days, but had
never made any threats to end his life.
When he remained away from the
house longer than was his custom, his
wife went out to see if he hail met
with an accident.
Mrs. Statler found her husband sus
pended from a rafter. He had hang
ed himself with a strap which he had
taken from a piece of harness. Mrs.
Statler hurried to her nearest neigh
bor an sounded a warning. She then
collapsed and had to be cared for by
the neighbors.
A physician was called and he pro
nounced life extinct, and reported the
case to the Coroner's office of Bol
linger County, in which Statler's farm
is situated. A Justice of the Peace
took charge of the inquest, and after
the selection of a jury, the witnesses
were heard. Mrs. Statler was not able
to give a coherent account of her hus
band's death, and could not assign
any reason for her husband's act.
It was learned from neighbor's of
Statler that he had been despondent
over the sale of his farm. It was said
that he bought the farm last fall from
John Siinkcrd. but the latter had ap
proached Statler to reconsider the sale
and turn the farm back to him. They
had a conference last Kriday but did
not come to an understanding, and this
was given as the cause of Statler's
despondency.
Statler, who was about "5 years old,
was married iai spring. He had no
children. He was the son of Daniel
Statler. who lives near Smithvilie.
The funeral will be held this after
noon from the home. Burial will be
held in the Baker Mill Cemetery. Be
sides hi wife the deceased leaves his
parents and several brothers and sis
ters. They were notified of his death
and drove to the farm yesterday.
Neighbors arranged for the funeral
yesterday afternoon as Mrs. Statler
was so wrought up over the death
that she was imable to make the ar
rangements herself. A coffin was pro-
cured from the Wessel furniture store
iu Jackson by J'hn Johnson, a ni igh-
Mrs. C. K. Kiene is spending a few
it-.'ys with her (laughter, Mrs. Robert
iman, near Dutchtown.
It is reported that Albert Niemann
has boughttlie A. J. Kinder farm for
S0O per acre.
j Miss Lillian Volkerding, who has
j been very sick for the la..t few weeks,
is some better. Miss Finney, the nurse
from St. Loui
.Ip.v
expects to leave Sun-
M,.s A M ....ili,, cf Jack.-cn
visit,j ,;m.m,. Mr. an,; Mrs. Lup.
j.ps week.
Mr- V:vher m:iiu business trin
to Cape Thursday and returned Fri- j
day.
Theodore, the
on of Mr.
K. V. Hink, is out of school this week
. ,
on account of sickness. j
A. G. Hink and H. M. Sailer nuide a i
short visit to Jackson Friday.
Christ Gross and son, Albert, are
loading a car of hay today which they
sold lo Louis Siemers.
RECORD PRICE FOR
STODDARD CO. HOGS
The highest price realized in Stod
dard County from a sale cf hogs was
paid to A. A. Tropf. a wealthy stock
dea'er of Advance, when he sol el S3
hogs at the National Stock Yards in
East St. Louis Into this v:."k. 11.- re
ceived for the hogs thr sum of
The sa'" .is transacted by Carr
Smith & Sons of East St. Louis, who
have been Mr. Tropf's agents for a
number of years. The highest price
paid for hogs on the day Mr. Tropf
made his sale, was $12.2o per hundred
pounds, while he received on an av-
orage of $12.15. The average weight
of the hogs was 215 pounds.
Mr. Tropf is considered one of the
wealthiest farmers of Stoddard Coun
ty. He is well laiown not only in this
county, but in the entire Southeast and
Southwest of Jlissouri. i
bor.
Gordonville j
25 ALLIED SHIPS WITH MU-
NITIONS SAIL FROM U. S.
. ;
Norfolk, Va Feb. 8. Loaded
to the gunwsJes with war muni-
.j. lions, cotton and general supplies
for the entente allies, a fleet of
23 British, French and Italian
ships, sail and team, left Virginia
ports. Twenty-five miles offahore
allied warships picked up the
cargo boats and will convoy them.
The munitions laden ships
have been concentrating at the
mouth of Chesapeake Bay since
Sunday. Others from Baltimore
and points along the coast are
sailing to join the fleet.
It was said in shipping circles
here the allies have adopted a
v plan of convoying cargo boats 4
in squadrons of ten or more here-
after.
Several Danish, Dutch and
Swedish ships are .keeping close
trail behind the guarding war-
ships. 4.
BELGIAN REIMIP SUNK
SEVENTEEN KILLED WHEN VES
SEL IS SENT TO BOTTOM.
Lars Kruse Was Torpedoed Feb
When Cerrying Grain From
South Amerioa.
Copenhagen. Feb. 8. Seventeen
Danish sailors were killed when the
Danish steamer Lars Kruse was tor
pedoed and sunk by a German sub
marine Feb. 6. Word received here
declared that the captain entered the
"barred zone" established by Ger
many ignorant of the new warfare de
creed by Berlin.
The Lars Kruse was a Belgian re
lief ship, carrying grain from South
American ports lo Holland for distri
bution in Belgium.
London. Feb. 8. The British steam
er Horino has been sunk by a sub
marine, it was announced.
The Torino was a steel-screw steam
er of l.Sjtt tons, registered at Liver
pool and owned by the Ailantie &
Fast em Steamship Co.
Two lives were lost in the sinking
of the British steamer Dauntless.
Six of the crew were brought
ashore and taken to a hospital, where
two subsequently died.
The British steamer Hollinside has
I been sunk. Her captain was safely
landed. The crew took to the boats.
T
GERMANY'S ACTION CONTRARY
TO ALL PRECEDENTS.
Experts Declare Kaiser Violates Laws
of Nations in Holding Am
bassador Gerard.
New York, Feb. 8. Authorities on
international law declare that the ac-
j.jon of Jhf, 1rIin ;overninent in hold-
j u Embassador Gerard and his fellow
Americans in Germany is v. i; bout
precedent in the relations of civilized
. onntries.
"The holding of our ambassador in
Germany, if it has been done," si'id
1'rof. Ellery C. Stowell of Columbia
university, "is a flagrant act of insult.
It is in violation of all international
law. The retaining of Americans in
Germany would be an anticipatory re
prisal unworthy of a civilized nation."
Paul Fuller. Jr., an authority on in
ternational law, said there was abso
lutely no precedent for Germany's ac
tion in holding Ambassador Gerard.
When the dispatch telling of the de
tention of Ambassador Gerard was
read to Prof. Franklin H. Giddings he
s"id:
"It is apparent that Germany in
tends to force war between this coun
try and herself. It is the last play of
the German government. I hope that
here will be no disposition on the
part of the American peopl to take
reprisals on Germans in this country.
W e must continue to treat Count von
0FN50T
Bernstorff with the greatest court
and Mrs. !sy."
ATTRIBUTES WAR TO LUXURY
Pear Admiral Fiske of United State
Navy, Retired, Says Simple Life
Woufd Be a Remedy.
New York, Feb. 8. Rear Admiral
Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. N., retired,
speaking at a dinner of the National
Association of Manufacturers of Me
t'icinal Products here, declared that
"the competitive pursuit of luxuries
is the cause of all wars."
"If we lived the simple life," he
said, "we would not need foreign
commerce and supply us -with lnx
rries, and, not needing foreign com
merce, we would not need a large
navy, and we would not need to come
into contact or conflict, commercially
or otherwise, with any foreign nation.
And all we would need to do would
be to defend our own shores."
PLAN POSTCARD REFERENDUM
Organization Against Militarism Con
o'ueting Vote on Question of
Entering War.
Washington, Feb. 8. The American
I'nion Against Militarism headquar
ter? here announces that it has under
tsken a nation-wide postcard referen
dum on the question of rhtlier the
United States should go to war to up
hold the rights of its citizens to o
into the war zone,
IBS BEHNSTDHFF IS!3 autos and flockbill WILL FORCE
GIVER SAFE CONDUCT
ALL AMERICANS IN GERMANY DE
TA!NED, INCLUDING AMBAS
SADOR GERARD.
NO DEMONSTRATIONS
Envoy Refuses to Depart Until All
Citizens of U. S. Get Passports
Berlin Wants Old Treaty Giv
ing Nine Months' Grace.
Washington, Feb. 8. The French
government, acting for all the en
tente allies, notified the state depart
ment that it had granted safe eon
duets for Count vou Bernstorff. Uis-i-msed
German ambassador, arc! his
uite. The announcement that the al
lies would not interfere with the re
turn of Ambassador Bernstorff to Ger
many dismisses, it is understood.
every possibility of difficulties in
J sending The German diplomat back to
i:rjin. Arrangements nave been com
lle.ed for his sailing on the Frederick
Vlil. next Tuesday, a special voyage
cT the Scandinavian American liner
being ordered by its owners.
Washington, Feb. 8. The state de
partment declared that, while official
messages have brought information
telling of Ambassador Gerard's vir
tnaJ detention in Berlin, it expects the
matter undoubtedly will be adjusted
at once. Information reaching the de
partment also told or other Americans
Leins
le1-ivff.H
Berlin, Feb. 8. The German rov
e:nment will not permit American
Ambassador Gerard, officials of the
American embassy, American news
paper correspondents or American cit
izens to leave Germany un:il it re
ceives information that a safe conduct-
lias been grained German Am
bassador Bernstorff and his staff.
Passports to Americans :ilso are
contingent upon Berlin ascertaining
Washington's attitude toward the old
! tiissian treaty permitting citizens of
. i -. . ; t .1,1 ct.jit.
nine months after cessation of dipl
malic relations between the two na
tions to adjust their business.
Most of the American newspaper
correspondents here desire to depart
with Ambassador Gerard. But a list
of these correspondents, submitted to
the foreign office, has not yet been
approved, although other correspond
ents have been officially granted per
mission to remain.
Ambassador Gerard announced he
rrould not leave Germany unless tlw
American correspondents and other
American citizens could also depart. j
Berlin continues quiet. There are '
no demonstrations. i
The American embassv and Amer- ;
i if'an consulates throughout Germany
jr.re wooded with American citizens
'seeking information and advice. Great
numbers find tnemseives wim lnsiti
iieient funds with which to pay pas
sage borne, or to neutral nations out
side of Germany, and this has added
to the burdens of Gerard and his staff,
l.vety effort is being made to extend
financial relief to thes- stranded
.Vmerieans. under the special appro-
pria.ion available fo- just such a con-
tmgency.
IT MUST KEEP THEM
MOVING TO ESCAPE WAR
Noncombatants Now Have
Mexico, According to a
tana Policeman.
Gone
M on
to
Butte. Mont.. Feb. S.-Chief of Po-
l!ee Morrissey estimates that within
' lers than 24 hours after it was on-
l'ouncfd in Washington that diplomat- ! Fire Cisief Kraft was slightly in.iur
ie relations with Germany bad been ; cd while iightir.g tho fire. Thect-ili.it:
i-rokea and that war between the two
iumtries wns not a remoto possibility
between 100 and 150 men passed
through this city, bound for Mexico.
The migratory little army had in
tc main moved down from
Canada i
Itltn thlu ctnta unmA i rr- qtrn r. 1
1 ' s 11 ' in-' t ', iu . - .
.... ijuiu- 13 lumnuvu.
LOST 85 JOBS IN 30 MONTHS
German Sailor on an Interned Ship
Wants to Be Naturalized Citi
zen of United States.
New York, Feb. 8. Emil Harms,
who said he was a sailor on the Ger
ii.an freighter Main but got ashore
foon after she was laid up at Balti
more at the beginning of the war, vis
ited police headquarters at Hoboken.
. "I have had 85 jobs in two and one
1 alf years," he said, "and I've lost
every one because I am a German.
It's getting monotonous. Make me
an American citizen, will you?' He
was told to go to Ellis Island.
Mrs. Sanger In Workhouse. L
NVw York. Feb. 8,
Just two weeks !
cape army service under the Canadian i The lire was discovered by Bergman 1 , " " t "''I ' . ! aPi to ?n,Pinnts t0 or?w:K'
system, and when it appeared that I Schneider, a member of the Sundav i a temporary bridge shall bo construct- I Roston M,5,, Xw York City. Quin
.bere might be a call to arms in the ,chool laSs v,hich assembled in the I A 1 niamta.ned by 'Irainago drs- ; cy Mass.. and other points in the
United States they evidently deter- dlurdl fo;. the Suml serviccv Th j tnrt at its cos s; and vr.th 00 days af:- j Eart.
r..,ned to get out of range. J turp cr the completion of the ehtcn char.- Thtj!e ,hipinents f ouU be sent over
Chief Morrissey and las force saw j ...... In ,lrm tv.0 M or oothvay. a permanent bridge , , t rcrd an(, for that rearon
to Jt that the migration kept un(,r ! gave tne ...a. in. In .ess t .m U 0 ; b? construt.,e(, accon.:n!? to the .. , Action po-ible on tV present
...!,- c fnv o- tj.,. 1 .minutes the fire entir.e and the hook 1 . . .. . ... 'l itauc-.ion - vl
r-rter her iter. Mrs. Ethel Byrne, and asked the Commercial Club to re
had made the same trip, Mrs. Mar-! turn a list of the freight rates on these
garc-t Sanger, under sentence of 20 materials.
days for birth control propaganda, j jt js expected that this work will be
vas taken from the Raymond street ' ti arnra avt f,;,w A iho
jaif to tqe workinTjs,
ur U,IUU-"5 "".DRAINAGE CO. TO
. Kirrta With knn thnrc UlnroJ 1(T
Birds Witb Feathers Singed Off
Are Drowned By The
Firemen.
The barn in the rear of the home of j
1 J. F. Anderson, at the corner of YVil- 1 Representative Bridges Pre
MADE m an'1 Spr!fif: strcrts- was destroy- j sents Measure to State
. eu dv lire unuay nignt. a iiock ot
ciucKens, inree auioinoones ana a loan 1
-I.'! XI x 1 M - 1 1 . 1!
of hay were also consumed by the
j flames. The automobiles were the
property of Anderson, J. A. Bigdon
ami M. L. Jennings. The chickens and
hay belonged to Anderson.
When the tire was discovered sho - t -
ly before 11 o'clock, the entire roof
of the bam was ablaze. The f;re de
partment responded quickly, but ow
ing: to the advanced start the fire had
gained, the building could not be
1
savc-d. The pi tip; on the corner in front j
of the Ander.son home was frozen ana 1
I the engine had to pump water from
the next corner.
Whin the firemen arrived and saw
that the ham and its content
not be saved, they concentrated their
.forts upon the Andersen home and a
small frame house which was close t'j
the burning- fcuiid'iig. Several tirr.ee
tlie Arak-i : on ho...o was ignited, r.r.d
the occupants were
The .spYmlid work
s.-.vel the .-ti'U'-'ture.
forced to leave,
of the firemen
Th
CiiR'Keil
were
lestroyod. Sc.mc
.n urd v. ith th
T:.f-v v.Ti'e re
I v' ' 1 ' era run,",:-
ieainer.i no men on.
lieved o. their .-ufTeiiniv by tre f;'-e-
men who turned the hose on them and
drowned everyone of the flock.
A .-troii;,- wind from the noitlnves:
carried the flame? over onto the An
derson hor.ie, and it was due only to
the excellent work of the lire engine
and t!.f hard work of the firemen that
the house was saved from destruction.
It could not be learned how the fire
originated. The barn was only partly
insured, while the loss of the tnree
automobiles is covered bv insurance.
j.'vi: e?nc ;imuu!ii. 01 ine uuniu.e vouiii
not be '.riven, but it is estimated at
several thousand.
A score of telephones were put out
of order owin to the burning; of a
feed wire which passed the bam. The
telephones were repaired during the
dar.
LUTHERANS THANK
j At the regular business meeting of
the Trinitv Lutheran Church, Sundav
! afternoon, a resolution was adopted j
i thanking the lire-men fo rtheir efficient
work in combatting the fire which
(threatened to destroy Me ciiurch early
j Sunday morning. Those present at the
meeting agreed that it was due to the
j '.av'. m tm v-t(vvi lilt f r 1 -
j tus that the firemen were able to check j
fiinv s b- fove thev "-lined mvi
ZnL "
t nvwuw..
j The lire started under the
roof 0.
i ine cnu.iii, aim nau ji nee i.ee;i ior wie
ji. 1 i 1 i. 1 :a a. -..-.v.
! 11', et. r-i f MAT" - rv A 4 Vi n
e.Mi-ne.ii, in me nen eiiine, u,v
entire cnurca wouki nave neen Duincc
Jt would have b'-'Ln impo.-
ible with
i'the low prvs.-.are of the city water to
I have reached the roof of the church
: hail the church been dependent upon
' tne old apparatus. A pressure of more
! than 200 VwiU had to be .ipphe.l t;,
'get to the hie.
i fcuvc way umier i.is weight ami h;.-
legs went through, sutlYrr.ig sligh'.
icontusiors on tho knoe and the thigh.
t He did not fali to the tl-.or
of the
under
hurcn. a?
he grabbed a raft
tlie I'Otlt- i
the roof.
- - 1
and ladder
triuks arrived. The cx-
j11"01 IaiI(ii.iS vere l'Se'1 f!hC.'',?-r i
time in chmb.ng the roof ol the mgn!
eddice. On of the ladoers was blown I
. , ., , , . ,
down by the neuvv gale and elcmol-l
. , , ' !
i?hed. i
1 lie viiiiMieu weic iexi lu ;ai cl ij
Rev. A. Wilder, pastor of the church,
and none was hurt. They left the
church in perfect order, but were per
mitted to return ofter tho fire was ex
tinguished. The damage was slight. It could
not be learned how the fire originateel
but owing to the fact that the flames
broke out near the chimney it is pre
sumed that the origin was due to a de
fect in the flue.
. x , ,.xit anv nf th rmhlie roads of.
Ior lne manuiaciure oi aimor pc
, --.... 1. v. - " . ... , .
inforroation will be forwarded to the
special Naval Boavd. )
BUILD BRIDGES
I orriclif upa
WOULD SAVE PEOPLE QF
1CAPE COUNTY S100,0C0
!
I B5!1 is Sa'd to Opposed by
1 ncpreseniame uayer, tape
Man's Nephew.
T.ie bul introduced in the State Leg
islature by Representative Harry W.
Hr-ids. cojripeHine: drainage com-.'ari'---;
to erect budges across all high
v .iy-- intersected by the drainage chan-
' n-is, will be opposed by Representa
: tiv. Sloan Oliver of Pemiscot County,
I it was learned vesterdav bv otTicials. of
coul'J!f..fl f:;,-.,!,,,,., .. i ,.
tiv Oliver s a nephew of R. U. Oliver
if this city. The bill was introdced in
the Senate by Senator Von Mays of
Scott County, and it is believed will
pass both Houses.
The bill, which was drafted by
Jiidwo Edward 1. Hays and Prosecuting-
Attorney Canttheis. contains sev
eral amendments to the law now on
the statute books. The most impor
tant feature of the new bill is the sec
t:on which, provides that the drainage
companies must ejrect bridges over
public highways cut by drainage com
panies. Several months ago the Supreme
Court affirmed a decision of the Scott
County Circuit Court which decided
in favor of the drainage company.
This decision compels the county to
build bridges over channels made by
the drainage company.
A similar suit was brought in the
Cap? Girardeau County Circuit Court
and a decision in favor of the drain
age company was rendered by the
court. An appeal was filed in the
Supreme Court and will be acted upen
next April. This suit involves $100,
000 which the taxpayers will have to
provide to build bridges over the drain
age channels.
Representative Bridges has inform
ed several friends in the Cape that he
has taken up the matter with a num
ber of other members of the House
and has been assured by them that
they would vote for the bill. lie con
tends titat inasmuch as the expense is
caused by the drainage company, the
latter must bear this expense.
Representative Oiivcr is a member
j ;f the committee to whom the bill v. ill
I be referred, but it is believed that
j the remainder of the committee will
i renort favorably on tha bill after
hearing what it ni:ans to the tax-
I 1)3 VCl
Thrce SPctions o: the o!d Iaw are to
- 1 t. xi. - n
a"?Ie? by " D'1K SfCt,a
1 1 ,x vn pn iioti c uiTh Thft I nnrl f Wit,
nM-vicnrc t r K - - tnv tn lnrlc
r iV' ive 1
bonffit from tlio ilrriin-
.
i ;.o0 v.ork and providing for the
v.ors ana provuung ior tne ap-
1 i)iiitm?nt of a secretary to fix these
' '.Ma -s, is the first that will be affected
by the new bill.
This section is amended 30 as to
: 'ievy a tax on all lands, railroads and
; other property in the district to which
'ei,eiits have been assessed to pay the
; costs of the completion of the work,"
' including the bridges at the intersec
; tion of public reads by the ditches,
-'ana's, diversion channels and flood
' v. ays of the drainage elistrict.
"Within 10 days after a dredge boat
j Lr uny other excavating machine shall
! ha e cut a ditch, canal, divers ie.n chau-
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n nn .tn.i 5nor . entifi-is hereinne-
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-Said bridge shall be constructed by
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said bridge shall be maintained in
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first-class condition by said drainage
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canal, diversion channel or floodway
where it crosses the public road."
Section ."0 is to be amended to fix
the liability and maintenance of thej
bridges
"Xothing set out in this section or I
in any other law now existing in this j
State shall be construed to relieve i
any drainage district from liability to j
j construct and maintain permanent
I bridges over all completed ditches, ca-
in.ils. diversion channels or floodways i
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this State; and where such completed
ditch, canal, diversion channel or flood
way now crosses such public road
without any such permanent bridge
having been heretofore erected at such
points of crossing:, the earn ehall be ;
erected within 00 riaj-s atter this aeu
armor plant data
SENT TO CAPITAL
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Commercial Club Gives Location
Board List of Freight
Raits Here.
The Frisco Railroad has promised
to make the same rates on raw ma
terial necessary for the manufacture
of armor 'plate as were promised by
the river shipping concerns, it Is statt-d
in the additional brief forwarded yes
terday morning by the Commercial
Club to the Special Naval Board, which
is authorized to select a site for the
Government armor plate plant.
The Barrett Tow Boat Company hr.s
assured the Commercial Club that it
can ship coal at the rate of 40 cer.ts
per ton from any point in Kentucky
along the Mississippi River to Caj.e
Girardeau, while other shipping con
cerns have quoted a rate of 50 cer.ts
per ton from the coal fields in Illi
nois. According to the brief sent yes
terday to the Naval Board the Illinois
coal is of the very best kind and is
free from impurities. It is said to b?
the best kind suitable for the uses in
tended by the Government.
Several steamboat companies have
agreeet to deliver coal from the min.i
to any point near Cape Girardeau froi.i
the Illinois Coal fields for 50 cents
a ton and pay the freight rate charged
by the railroads that would have to
haul the coal to the Mississippi River
from the mines. The so-called Gov
ernment land grant would reduce the
freight rate now charged for hauling
coal to Cape Girardeau from the Illi
nois fields to at least one-half 0 the
rate now in force for Cape Girardeau.
The present publisheei rate is 75 cents
per ton, and on account of the Illinois
Central being a land grant road, en
gaged principally in the hauling of the
;coal to Cape Girardeau, a consieler-
abie reduction of the genera! rate
could be obtained for the Government
shipments.
Tig iron, another material to be used
for the manufacture of armor plate,
can be shipped from the blast furnaces
in St. Louis at the rate of 0 cent.
per ton. This is the quotation of a
reliable steamboat concern in opera
tion between the metropolis and points
in Southeast Missouri.
Bessemer pig iron can be secured in
Chicago in any quantities necessary
for the manufacture of armor plat".
The rate charged by tho Illinois Cen
tral is $".60 per ton, but it is beli.-ved
ihat a cheaper rate could be had owin
to the fact that this rotd is a Gov
ernment land grant road. Taking into
consieieration the possibility of com
petition, even a larger reduction can
jo tixpe"ted, says the brief.
F01 romanganrse can be obtained
from St. Louis in any quantity tb
sired by the Government, the brief
states. The rate would be the same
as for the shipments of pig iron. The
rate from the eastern market is said
to me mere than per ton by rail,
but it is believed that it could be i-hip-ped
at a lower price by ocean steam
ers to New Orleans and to Cape Gir
ardeau by river boats.
Limestone, dolomite and flourspar,
which would also be needed for th
manufacture of armor plate, can be
had at a very low rate, as all this
material is found in the immediate
vitnity of the Cape and can b
brought to the Cape in any amount and
without even a switching charge.
Armor plate can be shipped to near
ly every city with shipyards at a very
low rate, it is stated in the brief. Tl e
rate to Bremerton and Seattle, Wash.,
would be S2.5S cents per hundred
pounds, while the rate to other points
alon' the coast runs between 00 ai d
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! Cfr
Ls per on. These rate.- would
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punnMieu rates on -ent-i.ti n..u
MILK IN WINTER
Why do your cows give less milk
in winter than they do in summer?
Just because nature dees not supply
them with grasses and green focd.
But we have come to the assistance
of Dame Nature with B. A. Thomas'
Stock Remedy which contains the very
ingredients that the green feed sup-
plies in season, only of course, in a
more highly concentrated form. We
guarantee that this remedy will ma'ci
your cows give more milk, and better
milk, with the same feed.
F. F. BEAUX & BROS.
takes effect: and in cases of cuttim?
or crossing such roads hereafter by
any such ditch, canal, diversion chan
nel or floodway, sueh permanent
bridge 3hall be erected within 90 days
from the completion of such ditch, ca-
nal, divertfon chaasej or flwju ay, at
sucn point oi iniswaexjei.

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