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ANNUAL REPORT OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
THE LITTLE RIVER DRAINAGE DISTRICT.
MOREHOUSE, MISSOURI, Doc. 17, 1012.
To 'run Landowners of thr Litti.k Uivkr
In compliance with Section BiilO, ttovisc.il
Statutes of Missouri, 1000, wo hereby present
this, our iinnuul report:
The landowners of the Little River Drainage
District held their annual meeting in the Odd
Fellows H'.'.U in the city of Morehouse, Missouri,
on December 2th, 1011, for the purpose of
locting a lni'inbiM' of tlu1 hoard of supervis
ors 1o succeed Mr. Alfred L. Marly whose term
ill otlicc .expired wit hi In .Near. This meeting
was held after notice ul publication had been
given as provided Tor by statulo. The election
resulted in the re-election of Mr. Marty to said
oftiee and lie thereupon qualified by talcing the
oath of oftico.
Immediately after the result of the election
was announced, the I'oa I'd of Supervisors met
and organized by electing Mr. John M. Himmel
herger President and Geo. S. Hanl'ord, who is
not a member of the board of supervisors.
Secretary. Mr. Manford thereupon qualified
by talcing the oath of ollice.
The annual report of the Hoard of Supervis
ors, including the tinancial statement as read at
the landowners meeting, also the annual report
of the chief engineer lor the year 1011 were
published as is required by the law.
The Board has held twelve hoard meetings
during the year. At the hearing of the excep
tions tiled by the Circuit Court of liutler Coun
ty, Mo., a committee of the Moard was in con
stant attendance. The bills for expenses tiled
by several members of the Board for hotel,
railroad fare, etc., aggregate the sum of !?2r2.7().
v The hearing of exceptions at Poplar Bluff
was resumed by the Circuit Court of that coun
ty in January last, and continued the hearing of
sr.id exceptions until the 0th day of February,
1012, when Judge Shoppard, the Judge of the
Circuit Court of that county was served with a
notice of prohibition, which the St. Louis, Iron
Mountain oc Southern Ra lroad Company had
sued out of the Supreme Court of Missouri.
This writ of prohibition tied up ail proceed
ings in the Circuit Court from the 0th day of
February until after the Supremo Court of the
state had heard and decided the Iron Mountain
suit. This suit was very bitterly fought by The
r run Mountain Railroad but it was tinally decid
ed by the Court in favor of the District; and the
jurisdiction of the Circuit Court -of Butler
county was sustained. U v
About the same time that the Supremo Courtl,.'"
decided the prohibition case against the Iron"1
Mountain, it also decided in favor of the district,
and against Dr. Tomlinson, a suit on the (pies
lion of enlarging the boundary of The Little
River Drainage District, by taking in certain
territory that is adjacent to the outer limits of
the district, and which land would be benelited
by the work that the Drainage District will do.
On August 1st last. Judge Shoppard again
lookup the hearing of the commissioners' report
FINANCIAL STATEM ENT.
Financial Statement of the Board of Super
visors of the Little River Drainage District for
the year ending November IK). 1012.
Receipts and Disbursements.
Cash on hand Nov. HO, 1011 2X18-11!
Receipts during Fiscal Year.
Collection delinquent tax and penalty. l." 02." .10
Other sources 4I1I5 1.1
Total tflO 107 14
Disbursements during Fiscal Year.
Warrants paid and interest $18 147 0s
Commission to collector 20 OS
Advance to engineer for expenses IKK) 00
Total disbursements $18 4(38 0(3
Cash on hand 720 0s
.SI!) 107 11
Delinquent Tax, 1010.
Uncollected last report S?1IJ 2110 -III
Collected during year 14 1127 0(3
Outstanding Nov. 110, 1011 20 4118 111
Issued during year 21 012 88
Total warrants iil I!rl 10
Warrants paid during year J7 0&UM)
Warrants outstanding. ..$Iil 2(51 110
and heard and disposed of the exceptions from
time to time, between August 1st and the 21st
day of October, when the last of the exceptions
were tinally disposed of and the report of the
commissioners, as amended and modified by
the Circuit Court of Putler County was finally
It is gratifying to report that but one excep
tor has appealed from the judgment of the Cir
cuit Court modifying the commissioners' re
port. The Edwards Brothers are the only land
owners in the district who were dissatisfied
with the final action of the Circuit Court, in
passing on the except inns of the commissioners.
There wore, as you know, about two hundred
and tifty eight or nine exceptions tiled to the re
port of the commissioners. Some of these wore
tried by jui ios. but a much lnruer number was
tried by the court without a jury.
In some instances your Board of Supervisors
thought that the benefits to the land wore re
duced too much, but on the whole we fool that
no very substantial damage was done to the dis
trict, and the district has not attempted to
prosecute any appeals.
ft is gratifying to report that the twenty-live
cent tax case, mentioned in our former report
to the land owners lias been recently decided by
Division Number One of the Supreme Court,
and that both commissioners and all four of the
Judges of that Division agreed that Judge Faris
was right, and affirmed the judginentof the Cir
cuit Court of Capo Girardeau County, dismiss
ing Mr. Houck's petition in which ho sought to
enjoin the twenty-live cent tax. levied for the
purpose of paying the preliminaiy expenses of
The collectors of the various counties have
notified the delinquent taxpayers in the district
that if these delinquent taxes are not paid by
the 151st of December of this year that suit will
be brought for such delinquency. We hope
that the parties who have not paid this tax, and
who were waiting the decision in the Houclc
case will now pay up this tax so that the dis
trict may be able to clear up, as near as possi
ble, the expenses heretofore incurred in getting
ready for the construction work which is soon
It is also gratifying to report to the land own
ers that your Board of Supervisors have let con
tracts for and can negotiate and make sale of the
bonds when work on these ditches and levees will
commence. Your Board is now negotiating for
the sale of the bonds and it is hoped and ex
pected that a sale will be made soon after the
beginning of the new year.
The contract for the doing of the drainage
work is in the main, in the opinion ol'your Board
of Supervisors, satisfactory, though some of it
will cost the district more than was originally
hoped it would cost.
The engineers of the District are now staking
out rights-of-way for the several ditches called
for in the Plan for Drainage. This work is
neccessary to the end that the clearing of
rights-of-way may be commenced with at once.
iirsVtlio ditches where contrac
tors , shall begin construction.
They are working under a well
organized plan and giving satis
Up to the date of this report,
40 of the work has been com
pleted. It is interesting to note
that the miles of random lines
arc steadily decreasing, being
18:25 miles for the first week
and 8.7s") miles for the week endi
ing Nov. 80th.
The following statement shows
the party expenses for each
month up to this report:
: Pay Roll
Labor : S listen
per mile : ance
Month Ending October Jo, 1012.
1 211.80 40.77 70.2(3 14.77 .0575
2 200.0(3 10.i)0 ;")7.07 4.80 .siGOl '
:j 160.80 2(3.40 s")l.!)Il 7.;1i ,. , ,..;")200
4 23 U0 211.1(3 70.87 7.21 . .(3810
Mean IS3.0I3 21..") 0r.s")8 ?.:$ ' ' '. 7)071'
Month Ending November 1."), 4012.
i rmi.i'.o ir..(3o niuii! 8.47 ' ' '.huh'
2 .")s.)7 iri.40 11M.07 . H.rtH .80 f
H irl.27 111.21 75.20 2.20" .27(3
4 :0s.7O 14. s(3 (38.02 1.57 .20s
Mean 521. 85 1 1.7 00.18 2.18 .:j()0
Tho annual meeting of tho "stock
holders of tho CI tlzens Bank of Hay
tl, Huytl, Missouri, for tho election of
directors for tho ensuing year, and
for tho transaction of such other busi
ness as mav properly come before tho
meeting, will be held at tho Bank,- In
tho City of Hayti, Mp., on Wednes
day, January 22, lOl.'t, at !):00 it. in.
All the stockholders are requested to
This January 8, 1013.
A. C. TlNDLK, President.
C. .1. PitoviNK, Cashier.
Expenditures for which warrants have been
drawn in the year ending November 80, 1012.
Salaries $ 4 n()7 Sh
Ollice expense 1018 21
Legal expense 857 25
Traveling expenses OOS 2(3
CJi rcuit clerics' fees 52 1 55
Witness fms ),-,) (,()
Sheriffs' foes 8170
Printing and publication 1855 47
Stenographic ...... 81(348
Telegraph and telephone 1(55 00
Advance and engineering crews 800 00
Freight and express 112(34
Postage 28 77
$11 221 41
Salary chief and assistants $ 5 151 10
Salary surveyors and assistants 8 812 28
Traveling expenses 885 10
Instruments and supplies 128 58
Camp supplies 725 18
Camp equipment f)b(i 28
Total wiirrants issued 21 012 88
Vouchers and receipts in detail for all of the
above amounts are on file in the ollice of the
secretary of tho dist-ict, in a tire proof building
sit Cape Girardeau and sire open lor inspection
of any tax-payer in tho district.
.John II, IIim.mki.hkuu-.w. )
A. .1. Matthuwk, - Supervisors.
C. IIkndkkso.v, )
Chief Engineer's Report.
To tho Honorable Board of Su
pervisors of the Little River
Pursuant to Section 552(3 of
the Revised Statutes, 101)5, the
following is a general report
covering the work of my depart
ment for the year ending Decem
ber HI, 1012:
Up to October I field opera
tions wore practically suspend
ed, other than the assembling of
data relative to lands owned by
objectors, both to the Commis
sioners' Report and the addi
tional territory acquired during
the current year. This informa
tion was gathered by the writer
and Mr. Erissell. Valuable data
has been compiled relative to
run-oil' units for both local drain
age and the headwater streams.
Considerable time was con
sumed conf'uring with the chief
I engineers of the interested rail
roads, formulating plans cover
ing tho necessary new physical
work at the crossings of their
lines with waterways.
Tho plan for drainage pro.
scribes an alternate plan for
Ditch Number One, which pro-
1 vides for the abandonment of the
. lloodway and the construction of
'a channel within same should the
maintenance of the lloodwav
piovo excessive. Observations
on local drainage diiehos, by
means of current motors, etc.,
indicated the advisability of
adopting this alternate. ' Fur
ther investigation proved this to
The final results of tho alter
nate design were thoroughly di
gested, being determined from
different points of view which
checked to within 42 second feet
at the state line. However the
most convincing proof of our
correctness lies in the fact that
a comparison of our computed
discharge with the run-off, de
veloped by the storm which lie
cnreil during October, 1010,
shows our results to bo correct.
To lay out the improvements,
called for in the plan for drain
age, it is necessary that we lo
cate 700 miles of ditches and
levees. r this work, on Oc
tober 4th, four parties wore or
ganized and .sent in.to the field;
equipped with camping outfits
which are moved from time to
time as the prosecution of work
The following constitute a
party: Assistant engineer, (in
charge of party), levulmon, rod
men, head chain, rear chain,
stake marker, two axmen, boat
men or teamster and cook.
It has been tho endeavor to so
direct their work as to locate,
The high cost for October
naturally results from the neces
sary delay and expense in as
sembling and getting men into
the Hold. It is also to bo noted
that there were but eleven days
remaining in the month, which
was hardly sutlicient time for
the parties to feel themselves
November T consider typical
and is somewhat greater than
our expenses for month ending
December 15th, there being a
uniform reduction in cost
throughout. November shows a
total cost of 113.00 per mile of
located line, to which must be
sidded office and overhead ex
penses of s?8.H8 per mile, making
si total of $25.84 per mile. The
average cost of the preliminary
survey was 81.70 per mile.
Bearing in mind that the above
costs wore computed on a basis
of located lino and that it has
been necessary to run 02.84
miles, or 8o random lines, the
showing is good.
The work proposed by the dis
trict was divided, as near as pos
sible, into contracts suitable for
each class of machine with an ac
cessible building site on some
railroad. There are 27 contracts
covering tho lower drainage
wnrlr, and two . sections for the
headwater diversion, designated
sis "A" and "B," with Allenvillo
as the common teYminus. '
Tho various contracts were sis
sombled into sections for the
purpose of bidding. Open and
sealed bids wore received for
each contract, seciioij or the en
tire work, with the understand
ing that bids for sections, or the
entire work, must be in an
amount equal to, or less, than
their component units. Sealed
bids were submitted before oral
bidding commenced, and were
opened and ro.id at 'the con
clusion of same.
Advertisements asking for
proposals were published in the
following; journals: Central States
Contract Reporter. Engineering
Contracting, Engineering Re
cord, Engineering News and
The date of letting was set for
November 12th and 18th. More
than 100 copies of the contract
and specifications were sent out
in response to inquiries received
through these advertisements.
Bids were received on the 12th
and 18th, as advertised, with 78
contractors in attendance.
The following table is a record
and classification of the bills received:
Notice of Final Settlement.
Notice is hereby given to all creditor-,
unilmthcrn interested in the estute
f Ileum-. 1 '. Stulilis. deceased. Unit I.
.lnlin l Stuhhi. administrator ivilli
uili annexed of -tid e-tute, intend to
ii)iil liuul M'ttlemiMit thereof tit the
next term of ! .'.rnlmtt;. t'riurt of
Pemiscot county. State of Missouri,
to be held uM'artiUH'ivjIle. . -in said
county and state, on the second Mon
dm in Kehi'iiar . lOI.'S.
Dated atllay'ti, January 2. UU.'t.
John !'. STi'nus. Administrator
With Will AirtieVA" i -4
Class of Work
Combination of contracts
Open Bids : Sealed 'Bids
It's Delightful In
Fortunate folks' who-o.an break
away from the beak winters
here, can 0 tbjno more delight
ful places than the Gulf Coast
resorts of Texas,. The unlimited
variety of recreation is made
doubly enjoyable by the balmy,
sunny weather. Go this winter.
The Trip is Splendid too, via
You ride in splendid train? of
all-steel, electric lighted through
out, and enjoy Fred Hurvey
meals all the way. Schedules
are quick; round trip fares
., . 1 .i
0. N. WTJJS
Agent Frisco Lines
Hayti. (- Missouri
This shows an average of 17
bids pei" contract.
Oflicial notice of awards was
made on November 80t.li. The
attached statement shows to
whom contracts were lot, unit
prices, etc. It is thought by
most contractors to whom I have
talked, that they will begin the
actual work of excavating the
ditches sometime this spring.
City and County Maps.
i have on hand a number of up-to-date
maps of the C'itv of Havti, worth
?").I0. which I will sell for 5l.oo.
Itetter buy these iiiclc, as the supply
will soon lie exhausted. I alsb
have u few eountv maps, which are a
great bargain, at .'i.50.
L. H. Tiiiii'i'i', C'aruther.sville. Mo.
13,000 Cabbage Plants.
Wo have ulreudv ordered und paid
for 111,000 of the Famous Frost I 'roof
Cabbage Plants, for your benelit.
Place , our orders now. We will or
der them shipped as you need them.
Htf JOHN T. lHVKLKY.
16 1-2 Cent Cotton.
Cotton Seed for Sale Mississippi
Long Staple I'otton, thoroughly test
ed and acclimated. The lint .sold for
an aierago of llijf per fh this year.
Nice, clean seed $5 per lOOtli. Come
early, before the supply is exhausted.
S-St W. W. PARKS, Huyti, Mo.
WHY FARMERS USE THE
Fireless Sanitary Brooder. '
It gives better and cheaper protec
tion to young chickens. It requires
no artiliuial heat, and is no expense to
oporate, will lust longer than any oth
er Hroodei made. Ii is used and re
commended by the Missouri
I'OrLTKY KXPKKI.MKNT STATION
The chicks arc taken from hens us
soon us hutched, us well us from In
cubators, and put in tho Hrooder
where they are thoroughly protected
from cold and other dangers incident
to chicks. Then the mother-hen will
produce one-third more eggs annually,
while tho chicks are sately protected
in a Hrooder. Get a Fireless lirood
ei1 and double your Hock annually
and at much Joss expense. Send pos
tal today for booklet, and terms
American Keceptacle MI g. to.,
1 .Mountain Grove, Missouri
And have it of the best proportions, made of thebest ingre
dients. Our wines and liquors cannot be surpassed as a ton
ic and cheering bracer. If yet unacquainted with our quality,
you are losing much by delaying longer. They are the purest,
of great strength and body, and exquisite flavor, and their
price is very reasonable. ' "
We also handle Lemp's Falstaff and Tip Top Bottled and
Keg Beers, and a fine line of Cigars. Our place is firstclass
in every particular.
ALL 0HDERS PROMPTLY' FILLED
Wo make a specialty of mail order and out of town trade, ami
(ill orders same day received. Every package cuaranteeil." If
you want somethini: for your family or for sickuess, you surely wiuit
the best. You can depend upon us for a square-deuk. Atrial
will convince von.
No Cheap Goods
Are permitted to be 6et over our bar. Our saloon experience
is that people want the best. The volume tint wonderful incfeuEo
in our business clearly pioves this, and besides, vou can come to
our saloon any time and you will find the best class of feople pat
Price List, For Your Guidance inOrdering:
Bottled in Bond,
Cedar Brook, 8 vrs. old...$l '2o
Old Continental 125
Kdgewood 1 'J5
Old Harwell 1 L'5
Old W.S.Stone 1 2o
Yellowstone 1 L'5
Old Forester 150
nullalo Springs ?1 '2o
I. W. Ilurper...., 1 125
Yunnisseo Hye 1 '2
Old Red Mill 100
Yellow Creek 1 00
Tom Hay den 100
Holland Gin, double
stamp $1 00
Old Tom Gin 100
Imperial Dry Gin 100
. 1 00
. 1 00
Apricot V ,
It. .r. ......
........nib . ... ..-r ........ .
Apple :.;.:.. ..;.!. I. ,
All klndB of Domestic and
Imported Wines'... '.Toe to$l 00
- .. y.'v.
Crystalized Peach and Hon
oy and Uoctt and Uy 1 00
'. -PR :
I Fred Morgan's Saloon
I John Scott, Manager
I Hayti, Missouri
Alcohol, 1S8 proof
Yellow Stone, 7 yrsqji
Old Fox Itiver, 7 yrs
Old Liclc Run, 8 yrs oh
Cedar Grove Rye... .
Monogram Kyo. ......