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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Friday, October 20, 1911.
Journal of Proceedings.
Regular Semi-monthly Meeting.
Monday evening, Oct. 16, 1911.
The council convened in reg
ular session, Hon. F. A. Kage,
Mayor, presiding, with the fol-!
lowing members present: !
Messrs. Coerver, Haas, Medley.
Moeder, Morrison and Wittmor.
Absent: Messrs. Flentge and
The record of the proceedings
of the last regular meeting was
read and motion of Mr. Mor
Mr. II. B. Barry, district en
gineer of the "Frisco" railroad,
appeared before the council and
permission having been granted,
presented a plat showing the lo
cation of four (4) chutes in the
levee, to be made when the levee
is rebuilt by said railroad com
pany, as provided under condi
tion No. 17, of ordinance No.
935. approved January 5th, 1911;
said location and number of
chutes having been agreed upon
between the said engineer and
the mayor and council as a com
mittee of the whole, on October
On Motion of Mr. Morrison,
said plat was received, approved
and ordered filed.
Mr. Barry also presented the
following communication, which
was read to the Hon. Mayor and
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Gentlemen: In behalf of the
St. Louis and San Francisco K.
R. Co., I respectfully request
permission to extend what is
known as our "East Planter's
Mill Spur" for a distance of one
hundred and twenty feet north
ward from its present end.
This extension being requested
solely for the purpose of hand
ling material for our work cover
ed by ordinance No. 035, now
under construction. This exten
sion of track will not interfere
with the traffic on Water or
Independence streets, and will
be removed before the comple
tion of our paving of Water
On behalf of the St. L. & S.
F. R. R. Co., I also respectfully
request permission to lay an 8
inch vitrified tile near the west
curb line of Aquamsi street from
a point about 150 feet north of
the north line of William street
to connect into the large sewer
on Merriwether street. This tile
being for the purpose of taking
care of the seep water drainage
as explained to your Honorable
body this date.
(Signed) II. B. Barry,
On motion of Mr. Morrison,
said communication was received
and the prayer of petitioner
granted, conditioned however
that the work sought to be done
be under the supervision of the
Street and Wharf Committee.
Petition of resident property
ownet'3 and tax payers fronting
on and adjacent to the intersec
tion of Pacific street and Jeffer
son Avenue, praying the council
to establish a suitable light at
said intersection, was read and
on motion of Mr. Morrison, re
ceived and referred to the water
and light committee with in
structions to investigate and
make report on the prayer of pe
titioners together with their
recommendation in the premises.
Mr. Coerver submitted to the
council for its action in the mat
ter, several communications, ad
dressed to him as president pro
tern of the council, quoting
prices for engineer's surveying
instruments, explaining in refer
ence to his action in asking for
said quotations, that the city en
gineer had no instruments of
his own and was unable .to se
cure the loan of any from any
one for completing improve
ments now in progress, he there
fore had taken this method of
getting the serine of the council,
whether or not the city should
purchase instruments for the use
of the engineering department
of the city.
Mr. Morrison moved that the
city purchase an engineers trans
it and an engineer's level.
The vote on said motion being
unsatisfactory, the roll was call
ed, the vote resulting as follows:
Ayes: Coerver, Moeder, Mor
Nays: Haas, Medley, Witt
The Mayor declared said mo
An ordinance entitled "an or
dinance oppropriating money to
build addition to city jail and
authorizing the contract made,"
read twice at meeting of October
2nd, last, and referred to the city
treasurer for his endorsement as
to sufficiency of funds, to meet
said contract, was again pre
sented with the treasurer's en
dorsement thereon to the effect
that a sufficient amount remains
unappropriated in the general
revenue fund applicable to the
payment of said contract.
On motion of Mr. Morrison,
said ordinance was read for the
third time, its final reading.
Mr. Morrison moved that said
ordinance be adopted ar d pass
Said motion carried and the
roll called on the passage of said
ordinance, the vote resulting as
Ayes: Coerver, Haas, Medley,
Moeder, Morrison, Wittmor, C.
Absent: Flentge-, Wilson, 2.
The Mayor declared said ordi
nance duly passed, and signed
same as to its passage and ap
proval, as president of the coun
cil and Mayor respectively.
Said ordinance is numbered
U93 and filed.
Concerning petition of proper
ty owners on North Benton
street, to open said part of Ben
ton street for public use, referred
to the street and wharf commit
tee at last meeting for investi
gation and report, Mr. Coerver,
chairman, on behalf of said com
mittee, reported verbally that
said committee was unable to
make a satisfactory report at
this time, for the reason that a
majority of the property owners
on said street had not signafied
their willingness to sign a peti
tion to the council for the open
ing of said part of Benton street.
There being no objection, said
committee was granted further
time in which to get a further
expression from the property
owners favorable to the opening
of said street, and make report
Mr. Coerver, chairman of the
street and wharf committee,
called the attention of the coun
cil to the fact, that in making
specifications for the improve
ment of William street, between
Sprigg and Water . streets, no
provision was mad for taking
care of the water at the several
crossings on said Williams street
or for changing or lowering the
water main or flush tank on said
street. The sewer pipe would
be needed and work done, that
is absolutely necessary while
said street is under construction.
On motion of Mr. Morrison,
the street and wharf committee
were given authority to incur
the expense of providing for
Staking care of the water and
other necessary expenses for
which the city would be liable,
w v-.J a b u ft KuAn h AihjC-UMii Zvi -.)':- . Hi
Our Sale has been a Great Success. When You sell Goods at about Half Price the People Appreciate it and
Take tJer.i by tV.e . Yacrii3il.
We Have Thousands of Dollars Worth of the Host Dependable Merchandise Ever Olfered the Consumers, Still on
Hand. You Can Save Di Money on Every Item Purchased in this Great Sale.
h'o Matter What the Skeptical May Say and no Matter What Others Have Done, I Intend to Retire frora the
Mercantile Business Just as Soon as I Can Sell My Stock of Goods. -
We ofJer you the best line of perfect ftting goods to be found anywhere. You can't beat the quality. Lock at
the prices. Good line of men's, boys' and children's overcoats all go at special cut prices.
so that the completion of the
construction of said street may
not be delayed.
The marshal reported to the
council that liOttie Lambert still
held possession of the building
at the corner of Lorimier and
On motion of Mr. Morrison,
the mashal was instructed to
notify Lottie Lambert to vacate
said premises as soon as pos
sible. The following resolution was
presented by Mr. Morrison and
Resolved, that the sidewalks
hereafter to be constructed along
William street between Sprigg
and Water streets, be of such
uniform line and width as shall
be determined by the street and
wharf committee, after thor
oughly investigating the matter
and determining for the best
interest of the city.
On motion of Mr. Medlejysaid
resolution was adapted.
On motion of Mr. Morrison
the council then adjourned.
CEO. E, cilAPPELL.
Ordinance No. 9D3.
An Ordinance Appropriating
Money to Build Addition to City
Jail and Authorizing the Con
Section 1. That there shall
be and is hereby appropriated
and set apart the sum of two
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$12.50 Men's Suits will be sold for .'. $3.00
$15.00 Men's Suits will be sold for $11.00
$16.00 Men's Suit3 will be sold for $12.00
SIS. 00 Men's Suits will be sold for $13.75
$20.00 Men's Suits will be sold for $13.00
$25.00 Men's Suits will be sold for $19.00
1 $3.00 Suits will be sold for
I $3.50 Suits will be sold for
$4.00 Suits will be sold for
J $4.50 Suits will be sold for
' $5.00 Suits will be sold for
$6.00 Suits will be sold for
$8.00 Suits will be sold for
I $1,75 Pants will go at.... : $1.25
$2.00 Pants will go at $1.50
$2.25 Pants will go at SI. 75
$2.50 Pants will go at $1.93
$3.00 Pants will go at S2.25
$3.50 Pants will go at $2.98
$4.00 Pants will go at $3.25
$1.50 Pants will go at S3.75
$5.00 Pants will go at $3. S3
Line of Blue Serge and other good Pants.
OVERALLS AND JUMPERS.
We soli the Red Diamond Brand. Union made Goods.'
$1.00 Overalls or Jumpers, ail sizes, now. P0c
$1.00 Kaiki Pants now 80c
f$1.50 Kaiki Pants now ' 51-10
'.y 50e and GOc Camlet Jeans Pants now 40c
(0c Overalls, the best in America, now 50c
thousand three hundred sixty
one and fifty one hundredths
dollars ($2301.50) out of any
sums of money in the general
revenue fund not heretofore ap
propriated and said sura to be
used in the construction of an
addition to the city jail and in
accordance with the plans and
specification prepared and filed
with the city clerk.
Section 2. That the contract
be awarded to Pape Brothers in
accordance with their bid accept
ed by the council on September
18th, 1911, and that the mayor
be and is hereby authorized to
sign and execute the contract on
the part of the city submitted
to the council and hereby ap
proved. Section 3. This ordinance
shall take effect and be in force
from and after its passage.
Passed this lGth day of Octo
F. A. KAGE,
President of the Council.
Approved this 10th day of Oc
(SEAL) F. A. KAGE,
GEO. E. CilAPPELL,
The Southeast Missouri Teachers
The Southeast Missouri Teach
ers Association will hold its
thirty-sixth annual session at
Farmirgton, Mo., on Thursday,
i r" n r
Friday and Saturday, October
26, 27 and 23, 1911.
Dr. John Paul Good, from the
university of Chicago, is on the
program for two addresses. One
Thursday night and the other
Friday morning. His subject
for the first address will be,
"The Rise of the Conservation
Movement in America"; for the
second, "The Conservation of
Dr. John W. Red way. Ameri
can representative of the Royal
Geographical Society, will give
on Friday, night a stereoptican
lecture on "Volcanoes". Satur
day morning he will address the
teachers, using for his subject,
"Some Historical Relations In
Dr. W. W. Charters, of the
University of Missouri, will de
liver an address before the asso
ciation Saturday. Other strong
features cf the program will be
an address by Mr. Bearme-nt,
president of the Cape Girardeau
Normal School; also an address
or paper by Supt. Reavis, of the
Cape Girardeau city schools.
Each of the departments will
have a program in whieh ques
tions of vital interest will be
treated by the leading educators
of the Southeast Missouri Dis
trict. It is expected that 500 teach
ers will attend this meeting,
and the citizens of Farmington
are preparing to take care of
that many. St. Francois and
adjoining counties are dispens
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ing with the annual fall asso
ciations. Ali teachers of these
counties are expected to meet at
Farmington for one grand edu
The programs of the general
sessions will be supplemented
with music, vocal and instru
mental, furnished by Farming
After the lecture on Friday
night the teachers of the Far
mington public schools and col
leges will give an informal re
ception to the visiting teachers.
W. H. Hnrgrove, Pres.
free Transportation o! Pupils.
Whenever the board of direc
tors of any school district or
board of education of a consoli
dated district shall deem it ad
visable, or when they shall be
requested by a petition of ten
taxpayers of such district, to
provide for the free transporta
tion to and i'ro-.n schcul, at the
expense of the district, of pupils
living more than one-half mile
from the school house, for the
whole or for part of the school
year, said board of directors, or
beard of education bhatl submit
to the qualified voters of such
school district, who are taxpayers
in such district, at an annual
meeting or a special meeting,
called and held for that purpose,
the question of providing such
transportation for the pupils of