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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- . , ' ... - t , ii! . - II , .rw I ---i . - ! r t-.'. i-...... ...hi,. -.,-. . I I n nn .tn.i 5nor . entifi-is hereinne- . . -Said bridge shall be constructed by ., ' ..... . , .,,.,,. i said bridge shall be maintained in , , ... , .... first-class condition by said drainage ,. . . , , ... . 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 - , . ' ' , 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 - w t 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 - . ! Cfr Ls per on. These rate.- would . . ... . . . . .- t , . . 1 f-,:V. 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.