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BIC1I HILL, MIHSOUKI.TiIUItSDAT, JVXK 22, UK).?.
Jt Winchcl), of the Missouri
1'iicifie was n welcome diner nt
home lust Sunday.
Miss Sutton, of Papinsville
spent Sunday in this city visit
ing the family of J. N. Harrows.
Mrs. Geo. llooth is reported
very sii k nnd will have a close
call for recovery, at her home in
Pleasant Gap township.
Mr. and Mrs. Kobert Graham,
from near Carlxm Center were
in the city last Saturday shop
pint? and looking after other bus
iness. A miner named lh-ckadon is
reported to have gotten a good
scorching last Saturday morning
in the New Home mini's by an
explosion of gas in the room
where he was at work,
Miss Hattie McKibben, who!
lias Imsii in the Government In
dian school's employ, is homo to
spend the summer vacation with
her brother, Mr. . las. McKibben
of the C'owles McKibben firm,
and other relatives and friends.
W. Y. Ferguson and wife, ar.d
C. G. Harnett and wife took their
departure Saturday for Milwau
kee to attend the head camp of
the Midern Woodmen of Ameri
ca. They will be gone alxiut ten
days. Mr. Ferguson is the regu
larly elected delegate from Hates
county and Mr. Harnett is a dis
It. M. Dale, of Harwood, one of
the charter member of General
Canity IVst No. 10, whs in the
city last Friday and Saturday
shaking hands with his numer
ous friends nd comrades. If
Vernon county was full of as
good men as Hick Dale there
wouldn't be any more suits
against county officers for mal
feasance in olhce.
Mr. M. I j. Smith, of I.he (.k
township, was in the city last
Thursday and made the Tkiwnk
a very pleasant call. Mr. Smith
owns some two hundred acres of
river lsittom land ami is very
much in favor of the drainage
projtft. He wants the drainage
tried. He knows something
about the gtd effect of drainage
in northern Indiana, when
thousands of swamp ami overflow
Jand wc ui.tdo valuable by
KING OF ALL LINIMENTS
U CUB23 RHEUMATISM AND ALL PAIN
READ THIS REMARKABLE CUKE
"I much afflict! with theotnatlsm, wrftr
EJ. C. Nad, lowBville, Sedgwick Co., KMiM,"goiiig
about on crutches and auUcrioR Rtat deal cl iain.
I wai induced to try lUUard' Snow Uauaent. hicl
curnt me, Met eon Hurt .VV bottle. IT IS Til H
C.RKATK3T LIlMliNT I li Yl'.K. 1'SUD ; hv rec
emmended it to a number cf peraoo. all tiprea.
hemelvi being benefited by It. I now waik
without crotchet, and ata able to peifot n a gicat
deal ot litbt Wlor oa ttia form."
THREE SIZES: 25c, 50c AND $1.00
BALLARD SNOW LINIMENT CO. ))
ST. LOUIS, U. S. A. i
SOLO AND KCCOMM8.NOKU BY
OPERA DRUG STORE.
Ira Henedict and family came
in from Chanute last Friday for
a few days visit to his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Henedict.
Mr. J. F. Kern, v.'ho is one of
the largest land owners in Hates
county, was a pleasant caller at
t he TiUBCX li office last Thursday.
Miss Mary Mattingly, a teach
er in our public schools will
spend a part of the summer va
cation visiting relatives and
friends in Indiana.
Mr. II. M. Hall was a pleasant
caller at the TwmrxK office last
Thursday and had his date set
way ahead on the list. Mr. Hall
is very much in favor of the river
L. Fornshell was in the city
last Thursday and made the Tui-
Hi'NK a business call. He reports
crop prospects good and every
thing moving along smoothly in
The little three year old .daugh
ter, of Dr. and -Mrs. K. G. Zey,
of Hutler, accidentally got hold
of a quantity of gasoline last
Thursday, drank it, and diel be
fore anything could be success
fully done for her.
Mrs. AV. G. Myerly and Misses
Ad a and Ethel Stofer returned
home last Friday night from
Snyder, Ok., where they passed
through tlw terrible exiorienee
in the cyclone and downpour of
rain some week ago. I
W. II. Calhoun IeaI.
W. H.Calhoun died at his home
in this city last Friday morning,
aged a1out ( years, after a lin
gering illness with consumption
of many months duration. Mr.
Calhoun came to Kich Hill from
Hutler several years ago to work
for the Mo. l'ae. U. K. as tele
graph operator. Some year or
two ago he gave up tl,is position
ami tried real estate but continu
ed ill health compelled him to re
linquish his business and for sev
oral months p;ct he haslnn-ni
patiently waiting the fateful mes
senger. He was a member of
Hutler lodge A. F. A A. M. and
was buried under the auspices
of that lilge with masonic hon.
ors. He leaves a widow but no
children. J. ws a quiet units
suinlng man of inmlest learing
and gentlemanly always.
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Letter from IoKlneer Hell.
Hloomington, IIL.Mny U".
Msw,r. VnnUeothuiK-u, I'.cjua and
Gentlemen: Since return
ing home I have given the ques
tion of our recent investigation
some considerable consideration
and have done Home additional
figuring upon the name. It
seems to me altogether the most
rational method of getting at this
matter figuratively is to ascer
tain a. near as practical what
proportion of the Marias des
Cygne" water our proposed ehan
nel will relieve the river of at its
initial point in other words at
the upper end Marble Bridge.
I have calculated the velocity and
discharge of our propored chan
nel; velocity in feet per second,
and discharge in cubic feet per
second, presuming our ditch to
be GO feet top and 40 feet bottom,
12 feet deep. I have also calcu
lated the velocity and discharge
of the upper or top 1 2 feet of the
river from which our channel
when first built must receive its
water taking the following di
mensions for the upper 12 feet of
the river channel, 150 feet top,
12(5 feet bottom, viz:
Proposed channel, velocity 4.3,")
feet er second; discharge, 2610
cubic feet per second.
Upper 12 ft. of river, velocity,
1.64 feet per second ; discharge,
2715 cubic feet per second.
You will observe that the pro
posed channel at its initial joint
rme within 105 cubic feet of
entirely relieving the top 12 feet
of the river channel, which, of
course, is by far its greatest ior
tion of cross sectional area. You
cau probably better imagine than
I can tell you what the result of
this dividing of the water would
have upon the stage of wtvr be
low our cutoff in the old channel.
our new channel has but about
one third the distance to carry
its water that the old thanuel
has, aside from an uninterrupt
ed flow, it would Ik perfectly
safe to multiply the above dis-;
charge of new channel by a.
(2010 x 3, equals 7K10 cubic, feet
per second.) against 2715 cu
bic fevt tdd channel, same crtss
sectional area as given above in ,
this letter. In comparison asj
above and name cross sectional
area, you w ill observe the new
channel discharges nearly three
times as much as the old one in
the same length of time. There
can bo no question but what it
w ill rapidly increase in. hi) and
capacity as the high waters pass
through it. If it did not it would
bo contrary to all experience 1
have hud in the past. And in the
case of your bottom land, every
thing jsiints to the conclusion
that the ditch would cut and en
large itself very rapidly. Of this
I have no doubt. Nor do I ha
any doubt of the satisfactory re
suits to Ik? obtained by the pro
posed ditch. The tdtovo esti
mates are las'd on Kutter's For
inula for Calculating Velocity and
In conclusion I only wish to
state that no more deceptive or
erroneous results could be ob
tained than by figuring on this
drainage area as a lake full of
water and then draw it off by a
ditch of certain s'i?a and capacity.
We are not considering uch a
proposition at all. Our proposi
tion is to provide for the passage
of the water and thereby prevent
the formation of a lake otherw ise
overflow. I am confident I have
the solution of the problem at
Trusting we may meet again
in the future, 1 am,
Yours verv Truly,
A. it UUX., Civil Lu.-iucvr.
The New I toad Uw.
The last legislature passed a
road law which make radical
change in the old law.
All farms benefitted by the
road are to pay their fthare of the
cost of the improvement. These
payments ore to be made on a
basis of valuation of the lands.
Farms w ithin a mile of the rowd
are to be assessed at 100 per cent
of their worth. Those one m:!c
away are to be assessed at 75 per
cent and those two miles at 50
The several county courts are
permitted to establish road dis
tricts, which must not be larger
than their road districts and em
ploy an engineer to draw up the
plans and specifications.
Three commissioners are to be
elected though pending an elec
tion they are to be appointed by
the county court to have charge
of the new road districts. All
plans for new roads are to be
submitted to the land owners of
the effcted district and one vote
is to be permitted to be cast for
each acre owned by the man cast
ing the ballot. A majority is to
rule, and whenever a plan is voted
down it must not be rcsubmit
ed for two years.
Payments are to be made eith
er in spot cash or spread over a
term of years, whichever plan
the voters may decide upon at
their election. Where the pay
ments are to be deferred twen
ty years if need be, under the
new bill counties may issue
bonds, secured by the property
in the benefitted district. Poll
taxes are to be payable only in
J. M. Vaughan, of Hutler, has
recently purchased CoO acres of
of timber land just south of
Pleasant Gap that belonged to the
Waldo P. Johnson estate. The
price paid was ten dollars per
acre which is considered a bar
gain. Mr. Vaughan will use it
for pasturage until such time as
he concludes to otherwise im
Mr. J. HHarvev.of Decnwater
township, was in the city last
Saturday visiting home folks and
with his father, W. A. Harvey
culled on the Tunu.'N k. Mr. Har
vey is one 01 our young success
ful Hates county farmers win) is
in love. with his business.
WNATOAMC OF A LIIILH.
I mini irll yon the rnnd ner. R tM
attrr rrteivmn yout Itttrr. the ly brt-.ie
Nrw Vr.r'. I Matted m wKh Wrw lewlti
turn, on th LiM 4 tne wu I witse l
IK K. V ririor. at hufUkv N V.. ywa
rcur4rd we to do. 1 f htm all my
.vntptora. Kua Tie tbat t u tiled
M tiiTl ll Ibr time nj AtA not ere la
f .nvhre, tlrMe(w.4 and M.t, mni all
amttuMi tone, ht karhe aad a irreed-ot
(rettuf. rttuUl n. .tcrk, liwtis leeuuf Kie
and a:)iiiig I t.i owed the 1. advice,
whica toe went to cvMikntk fio (o
mle plata U mse to ret eery 1at a aap
aflri lunca -implcie irlaattMi-Uiaie
tt.i cti mind, ny wl to wt. f rl aa
mu h outdio an as poaaihle. and prc
tie lone, drep bieaihii'.t. etpnd-ni; ta
lunr V br n lur t utrnnt uk Ii 1'ieiee'a
haxxkiitc I'tvM-fiisuta. coupled tin a aa
he told me of. I iuu-4 My that allvi (J.o.
mi ht. advii'e kt Kwt wobib. I fcel per-tt-ctly
cuttd and I'ke a brw oouu.
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alwJ AiiikU. bafaa,
j To tlwr HoRors-tV? CV.ooty Cotirt ot
As one of the viewers appoint
ed to locate and r'iort on the
feasibility of a new channH for
the Marias des Cygnea Iliver,
I cannot agrj with my ix-i-ates.
Tlw; preliminary work jvt
lx-ing tlorough enough t justify
a favorable reKrt.
A top -graphical survey should
be made of overflow lands in or-'
der to calculate the volume cf1
j floods, the cliannel, and other av-:
jennes of escape, do not accomo
jdate. Having determined this
quantity, we must add to it the
volume escaping by routes othr'
than channel, decrease in dis-;
charging capacity of the channel !
caused by lowering the fkwd line
thereby reducing cross section'
area and fall of the channel. :
Not having a topographical nur-
vey from which to compute the?
volume of the floods, we will ven
ture an analysis of water that es
caies by routes other than chan
nel. The river banks being the
highest, all water that runs over
the banks, and that backs out
through sloughs and intersecting
creeks is composed of two part,
an accumulated surplus, and that
which escapes by natural water
ways to lower levels down the
The various railroads have pro
vided four hundred to twenty
five hundred feet of openings to
carry water that is not dead
water tliat the channel cannot
discharge. AVe therefore style
this water escaping by routes
other than channel.
Now we have the floods divided
into three parts: Water escap
ing by channel, water escapeing
by routes other than channel
and dead water standing on the
bottoms often ranging in depth
3 to 10 feet, add to the two last
quantities the decreased dis
charge of the channel, and we
have what the proposed ditch
must carry to prevent overflow.
. filta'Tt tf tJlaH l"JT-t U'lttt rtPAttfM.
ed would require twenty days toi
dispose of a four foot flood dead
water if it came at tlie upper end
of the d:tch and had an unob
structed out M. Such an over
flow will often come up in six
days. The channel and other
avenues of escape will dispie of
such a flKl in about six days af
ter the water commences to re
cede. Ik ll, in his November report
claims the ditch, by reason oft
straight alignment, increased fall
and shortened distance will di'
charge five times as much water
as the old channel. That being
true a very Muatl jvr cent of
CihkI water is confined to the
In our calculation wehos
sumtsl the fall of the ditch froat
Haymaker Mill tv IMir forl to
U thirty -one fet. Hat if we
j lower the floml line mfUciently to
present mcri'o'w, we divreMe
the fall of the d.u ii, just as utiuh
as the flood line is )o wertsl, giv
ing the dit.h fr the last ten
miles a cry higgish current, if
any. If t!u ditch will prvent
the ftmsK, its fall can exevod t'n
inches pvr ti.i!e; if it doe not
kvx pthe water in. the fall is of
T- work f the drainage
Urd in rvgard to Investigating
the feasibility .f the prvjivt wi
a f.nve, no att r.t"k'it K ing given
t n thirty vivpt a route .r
the ditih ar d thai we only con
hideml in . gx r.eral way.
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