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.00 i'4 .51 iese a ices. :r u will H, out 20 t at cu usuai wi V-1 ?pbi ercc .of er. . ant II rt. r, ;ol A of 1 line of ourgi shoe jut in. . ilgc loxlty in; il .Miss ScxJ -th " er, ; . ed rh i mm ictu Ho i - iry. is oi enej n m rnet, tved his nonn ion J. of ; , his t Nei 1 fire 1 one 4 nits.; i .iter id h. i.i us. a , inner of .!. iir.tlvji Supplement of THE BUTLER TIHES, Feb. 14th, 1901? PROPOSED COURT HOUSE FOR BATES CO., MO. Tfee above cut shows the new county court house for Bates county, Mo., nodern in every detail. It is to be built in the centre of the Quxt heuse square and have four fronts with four entrances, steel beams and channels instead of wood floor joists. The building is to be constructed of stne. with heavy, substantial walls of o!id masonry. Tkere are to be ten large vaults, ab solutely fire-proof. The house is to be heated and all necessary closets and toilet rooms provided; public rooms re arranged in the basement story for ftke use of ladies with their children; Iso closets for the public. The build teg is to have slate roof, metal cornices, plate glass, tile and cement corridors and is to be finished complete ready to occupy within the amount of $50,000-00, Fifty Thousand Dollars. This house has been completed in Johnson county, Mo., also in Andrew County, and has been contracted the third time in Lawrence county, Mo., within $50,000.00. The taxpayers of Bates county are therefore assured that the building' will not exceed the sum of $50,000.00, and preference is to be giv en to home labor and material. Following is the size of building and offices: f& FEET WIDK BY 104 FEET LONG. COUNTY CLERK. ?ablic office - 26x30 feet. Private office Vault - 15x15 feet. - 11x13 feet. RECORDER OF DEEDS. Public office - - - 19x34 feet. Private office - 15x22 feet. Vault .... 14x15 feet. PROBATE JUDGE. Public office Private office -Vault Office Vault Office Vault COLLECTOR. TREASURER. 19x34 feet. 15x22 feet. 14x15 feet. 19x30 feet. 10x11 feet. 1Gx20 feet. 10x11 feet. PETIT JI RY ROOMS. Three petit jury rooms ltxl9 feet, with closets. CIRCUIT COURT ROOM. 43x58 feet. LADIES WAITING ROOM. 11x16 feet. ASSESSOR. Ix35 feet. SURVEYOR. Office Vault 15x22 feet. 14x15 feet. CIRCUIT CLERK. Office - - 19x30 feet. Vault - - 10x22 feet. COUNTY ATTORNEY. Office - - 19x25 feet. Private office - - 16x24 feet. SHERIFF. Ofliee - - 14x22 feet. And storage room. GRAND JURY. Room - - 16x24 feet. Waiting room - - 10x12 feet. LIBRARY. 12x16 feet. CIRCUIT JUDGE. 19x20 feet. ASSEMBLY ROOM. 19x30 feet. STORAGE ROOM. 16x20 feet. B?ILER ROOM. 20x31 feet. FUEL ROOM. 18x33 feet. PUBLIC CLOSETS. Two public closets, 9x10 and 10x11 feet. STORAGE VAULTS TOR OLD RECORDS. Two vaults 14x14 feet each. This building is to be built with heavy substantial stone walls, tile cor ridors, slate roof, metal cornice and tower jackets and all valleys of copper. The cost is guaranteed not to exceed the sum of $50,000.00. The foregoing description is given in detail to enable all voters to see what the building is to be. G. E. McDonald, Architect. ?LAIN FACTS ON THE COURT HOUSE PROPOSITION. Oar court house has been condemned and vacated by the courts, and the offi cers aie vacating as fast as accommo dations can be secured elsewhere. Ques tion: Shall we continue to pay rent for onr courts and officers and expense .Mlk Vownls.?Aons, or vote this levy American. Sat urda tr c . . I A. 1 irried rciwnsiuSM are now locaieu in co parts of (the town, ana tne county is paying rent therefor. The circuit court records, the probate rec ords, records of the county clerk and all deed records of the recorder's office re without fire protection. Should a fire occur and the records of any of these, offices be destroyed, the damage done would be an irreparable loss to the county. If you are a property owner, the rec ord title to your property is shown by the records in the recorder's office. Can you afford to leave the title to your property thus unprotected? The build ing of the new court house will ccst jou not to exceed 15 cents on the $100 er year, for three years. If you own 40 acres of land assessed at $500, your taxes would be 75 cents a jcar; on 80 acres of land assessed at 51,000, it would be $1.50 per year, and on 160 acres of land assessed at $2,000, $3 a year. Mt. Vernon, Mo., Oct. 11,1900. J. C. Clark, Cashier, Butler, Mo.; Dear Sir: This court house was con tracted and is being built in our countv for $49,600. Geo. A. McCanse. Cashier, Mt. Vernon, Mo. Aurora, Mo., Sept. 21, 1900. Samuel West, Pres. Judge, Bytler, Mo.; Dear Sir: I am the contractor of the Lawrence county court house and am advised that Mr. McDonald, the architect, submit ted the same plans m your county that he did in this, which plan I am build ing at the present time. Mv contract price is $49,600. T. A. Miller, Contractor, Aurora, Mo. Savannah, Mo., Oct. 12, 1900. J. C. Clark, Esq., Butler, Mo.; Dear Sir: The same court house as proposed in your county was built in our county at a total cost of $17,112.50. T. D. Poore, Cashier Commercial Bank. VIEWS OF A FEW LARGE TAX PAYERS OF BATES COUNTY, A THK PROPOSED COURT HOUSE BE BUILT FOR $50,000? The above proposed court house has been built at Warrensburg. Savannah and Mt. Vernon, Missouri, within the $50,000. See statements below. Warrensburg, Mo.. Jan. i9, 11KU. tT. J. Day, Esq.. Butler, Mo.: if Dear Sir: Tin- contract to build our court house of stone, tho same us your proposed building, was let and court Jlouse built under that contra. t for $-19,885. W. II. Henshaw, . Clerk Circuit Court, Johnson county. Mo. House of Representatives, Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 9, 1901. Honorable County Court, Butler, Mo.: Gentlemen: We certainly should have a new court house in Bates county to protect the records. While we may have had dif ferences on proposition, or on other questions, as a majority have twice said we should itave a new court hou-e at Butler, I believe there should be no further delay. Thos. L. Harper. be:ieve it i- fa'se economy t put orT building the ne -v court he. s-t- any longer. The levy of 15 cents on tho i"Mi0 wiil not be her. vy on any one and we ha.il better be petting a new building-for our money rather than paying- out for rents and elections. I have examined the old building and consid er it unsafe and beyond repair. J. B. Newberry. Spruce, Mo. Lincoln, Illinois. Frank H. Clowell, Esq., Butler, Mo.; Your letter as to proposition for building a new court house for Bates county has been carefully considered. As a general principle, Mr. Scully is op posed to extravagance in public build ings and especially when it is merely to replace an ample old building with an architecturally striking new one, but in . Bates county the case is radically differ ent. You, substantially, have no court house, and sooner or later it must be J built. Delay in such a case is danger- ous in that it leaves the records, which j' eould not be replaced, exposed to de j struction and damage which may affect, f not only the public, but individuals, , whose titles depend upon the record ! of the county. These reasons induce us to recommend that you give the proposition vour hearty support. KOEH.VLE fc TRAP!. Financial Agents for Wm. Scully. Rrcii Hill. Mo., Feb. 0, ll'Ol. County Court. Butler, Mo.: A rich county like Bates certainly should have a suitable building for courts and offices, and vaults for pro tection of the records. Our present court house has been condemned and we are now paving rent. I think the time has come when we should stop thi expense and the expense of further elec tions, and that every tax payer should support the proposition for the new court house. H. P. Robinson. I have been a member of the grand jury several times and examined the court hou-e and know the building tt be unafe and our records liable to de struction at any time. I have examin ed the plan for the new building and be lieve it to be as $;ood a building as the county need? and. at the same time, as reaonaoie in ju ice n it would be econ omy for the couritv to build. We arc paying rent and. until this que-tion is settled, will be at election expenses. Let us vote for the new court house and stop paying out our money and getting no returns for it. D. X. Thompson, Butler, Mo.