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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD. THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1S1T. THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD Erery Friday by THE CAPE GIRARDEAU PUBLISHING COMPANY. JAMES P. WHITESIDE, Editor. on! dollar per year in advance WHAT WILL SCOTT COUNTY DO ? Scott County newspapers continue to' devote columns of space in support of the $800,000 good roads bond issue, which is to be voted upon by the people of that county, May 17, or a few days hence. The newspapers picture only cne side of the bond issue, and that is a rosy picture, intended to draw the voters from the real facts. The farmers are not told that less County can be improved. The bond issue promoters say it will cost $5000 for each mile improved, which means that hardly 200 miles of road can be paved. The other 600 miles will remain just as it is today, but the fanners vho live along this 600 miles of unimproved highways, will be taxed just as much on the $100 valuation as those who live on the roads that will be paved. Scott County farmers should not overlook the question of interests on this huge bond issue. The plan is to issue five per cent bonds, which would make the interest $40,000 for each twelve months. To redeem the bonds in twenty ars, it would be necessary to take up $40,000 each year. This, added to the interest, would aggregate $S0,000 annually, or in twenty years would total $.,,600,000. Therefore, the county proposes to borrow $800,000 and pay back twice that stim, one-half of which goes cago and New York. The people of Cape Girardeau County are watching with keen interest the action to be taken bv the voters of refused to be stung. By an overwhelming majority, the muzzle the American press during the among certain statesmen to establish a time Russianize the people. Miss Rankin, the only woman member of Congress, has divided her time weeping and powdering her nose. It thoroughly domesticate one man, but Rankin to henpeck a whole Congress. The British and French commissions, since their arrival in the Unitec Slates, have been executing an Alphonse the American people. While we propose courtesy, we feel the French are just CONSCRIPTION It mav bp a matter of little importance, but the failure of the House and Senate to reach an agreement on There is not now and never has been any excuse for conscription until it has been proven that the volunteer system would not supply the number of men cieded for the army and navy. During the month of April, according to the Government figures, there were more than 70,000 accepted by the army and navy. This does not include the number of men who volunteered, but who were rejected because they failed to meet the physical requirements. Tim far.t v.a lico mm nflWpil IiV cv V V J 11A V " " - a call from the President is a strong t'.cr system. Had President Wilson for military service, the nation would Twenty-five thous-and men have Corps in Missouri during the past six weeks, and among this number are the flower of Missouri's youth. It was not necessary to pass a law forcing them into the armv. The mere announcement that they were needed was suffi cient. Cape Girardeau and environs have navy during the four months of this year. If every part of the United States had contributed as much in proportion to population as this city has, there would be more volunteers at the command of the Government than could be u.ed. Congress is aware that Americans nation. It is the belief that Americans f reie-n conflict that prompted the vho march only when the parade is t"r" whither they go, and the statesmen who forget their constituents to ride in the band wagon, will not be summoned to report until November of next yrar. Conscription in the United States Furope and what we are supposed to be piactice what we preach or retire from Every time the report of a gun is heard in the distance, the plot thickens. A stir in the basement is sufficient to suspect the presence of a spy. A few n.onths more and we'll summon the police if we see our shadow. In all of the excitement and erroneous rumors growing out of the war, we have completely forgotfcen about Alfalfa Charley Hughes. Will some cne please let us know whether he is still practicing in New York? REMOVING THE CITY GARBAGE. The decision of the city officials to inaugurate a system for removing the garbage, will meet with general approval. The Civic Improvement Associa tion has been urging the council to dispose of the city's refuse for several years, and the determination to finally take this action may be attributed to the efforts of these ladies. Garbage is a nesting place for the germs that produce disease epidemics, t.n'l the fact that Cape Girardeau has not suffered seriously from this source, 1 as been due to good fortune and to any precautions taken by the city. A more thorough system of street sprinkling is needed badly in Cape Girardeau, especially in those sections where traffic is heaviest. Every street in the business district should be kept free from dust during the warm sum in;r months, and the residential sections ought to be sprinkled occasionally each week. Cape Girardeau is large enough to break away from the small town ideas. SPEAKING OFENSATIONS. Lord Balfour, upon arriving in the-United States, declared that he ex perienced a rare sensation to again look upon a city illuminated at night. Tliis may have been a rare sensation, but we imagine a sensation more pleas ant occurred when he shoved his feet beneath an American table and again looked a big, fat steak in the face. CONSCRIPT AGES: FROM 21 TO 33. We notice that some of our unmarried males, who felt that the United States erred in not going to war when the Lusitania went down, have sudden ly appeared in careworn expressions, and intimate that they would not be adverse to suggestions of peace. The Jackson Cash-Book, which a short time ago pushed Senator Stone into the rubbish heap, has intimated that Champ Clark and Jim Reed will have to get right out of the Democratic party. The disposition of our usual cngelic contemporary is becoming as rambunctious a a he bass in spawning t?me. than one-third of the roads of Scott to the bond houses of St. Louis, Chi Scott County. Cape Girardeau County lower House of Congress voted to war. There seems to be a tendency Duma in Washington and at the same is an easy matter for one woman to we fear it is too much to expect Miss and Gascon act in tossing bouquets at to show each commission the same a "little bit more gifted. UNNECESSARY. the age of conscription seems ominous their services to their country without - recommendation in favor of the volun made an appe-il to the nation for men have been amazed at the results. been examined for the Officers' Reserv given almost 200 men to the army and do not have to be urged to fight for the must go to Europe to engage in scheme for conscription. Congressmen moving will follow their leaders no mat is identical with what we condemn in going to eliminate. We should either the pulpit. DRAINAGE CASE ARGUED BEFORE SUPREMECOURT Pros. Attorney Caruthers and Judge Hays for County Against Drainage Dist. rvf r"TCTrW mav VHT TlV. RFNnFRFIV FOR MONTHS RENDERED FOKJYIOJN 1 Ho ittle River Drainage District Represented by Senator Oliver. The suit of Cape Girardeau County ae-ainst the Little River Drainage Dis trict. which is now pending before the Sunreme Court, was argued Monday afternoon by Prosceuting Attorney Caruthers and Judee Edward D.Hays, w.n has heen assisting the county in . . ... I fhp suit Tt hel eved. however, that no decision will be rendered by the Su-1 preme Court for several months. Prosecuting Attorney Caruthers, up- svn Viic Mtnrn frnm tho State CAnital. I VII iV,V14M a. I ' a vesterdav afternoon, said he believed that the case might be decided in favor of the county. The Supreme judges, he said, took unusual interest in the matter, and several remarks made by them during the argument, left room for the inference that they would find for the county. After the Prosecuting Attorney had presented the facts of the case to the court, Judge Hays began his argu- ments on the technical points of the laws. It is the question whether the bridges over the drainage channels ex cavated bv the drainage district shall be built by the corporation or by the county. A similar suit brought against the drainage district by the authorities of Scott County was decided against the county by the Supreme Court sev eral months ago The amendment to the old law enact ed in 1913 by the State Legislature re stricting the right of the county to sue the drainage district for its failure to erect bridges across the channels where thev intersect a public high- IV MT.r;jr: ' ni J i i ii . r amendment authorizes any corporation rights-of-wav that have been cut by the district channels and then sue the district for the costs of the construc tion, but restrains the county author! ties from taking such steps. In conflict with this amendment, the prosecuting attorney said, the common ' W ld ho nnnlM in favor of the M,K. vrhirh would forrr thp con- struction of the bridges upon those who necessitated the bridges mean ing in this case the Little River Drain-1 ngo District. The district is represented by Sena tor R. B. Oliver and his son, Burett Oliver. Both sides were required to fib the briefs setting forth the facts in the case several months ago, and after the briefs had been passed on by the Supreme Court the date for the artruments was fixed. COAST ARTILLERY IS AT WAR STRENGTH Sergeant O'Rourke Ordered not to Receive more Applications For That Branch. The coast artillery having been re cruited to full war strength, no more oF1Wvavx..o .vw.,.v. branch of the army, Sergt. O'Rourke, who is in charge of the local recruit ing station, was yesterday informed by Adjutant General McCain in Wash ington. Sergeant O'Rourke said that the tendency among the young men to join the coast artillery was very strong, and that more than one-half of the recruits he sent to Jefferson Barracks since the declaration of war had expressed a desire to join that branch of the army. He contributes the heavy registration for the coast ar tillery to the right work required of the soldiers of this branch. Very few applicants have been re ceived" here for the cavalry and still less for the navy. The infantry is the next preferred to the coast artillery. No recruits were enlisted yesterday. Last week records showed the great est number of applicants the local re cruiting station had during its exist ence. Twenty-one young men were sent to Jefferson Barracks Monday aft ernoon, and in addition to that more than eight more had been transferred to the garrison during the last days of last week. This represented the total number of enlistments during the last week. 25 HIGH SCHOOLS IN MEET FRIDAY Athletic Events Take Place on First Day Literary Prof ram Saturday Evening. The High School meet next Friday and Saturday at the Central High School is expected to be one of the greatest athletic events ever arranged by the local school. Students from 25 different o1 of Southeast Mis" . v, . ,..m ; souri have entered and will arrive m the Cape Thursday afternoon and evening for the meet, which includes several literary numbers besides the athletic events. Up to this time 141 students have entered the 14 events. The schools to be represented, here nday are: Cape uirarueau, uenrami, Caruthersville, Charleston, ue aoio, Desloge, East Prairie, Festus, Forn- Kelt, Gideon, Jackson, Kennett, Lit bourn, Lutesville, Maiden, Money, ... . . . Ml- Tl ."17 fieamont, ronagevine, i en j vine, puxico, Senath, Ste. Genevieve, Web- t Groves. Wellston and Bonne , . , fourteen events oi tne meet are. pole vault, discuss thrown, one mile race, 100 yard dash, 220 yard dash, 440 yard race, 880 yard race, 120 yard low hurdles, running broad jump, run ning high jump, one-half mile relay, 440 yard reldy and 12-pound shot-put. Arrangements are being made by Prof. Douglass of the Normal to ac- commodate the students during their stay in the city. He will receive the list of all those who can care for a student or more during the two days and assign the visitors to the rooms he has obtained for them. The same high schools represented in the athletic events will participate in the literary program to be carried out Saturday evening as the closing number of the meet. Nine high schools will have their representatives present to fight for the high honors in the de bate. The subject will not be given out till Saturday morning. Cape Gir ardeau, Campbell, Caruthersville, Pop- theJlar Bluff, Charleston, Doniphan, New Madrid, Piedmont fend Portagevjld I will be represented in this debate x , . ogmphy. typewriting and essay wnt ing have been arranged, ijtuaents from the high schools in Cape Girar deau, New Madrid, Poplar Bluff and Sikeston have been entered in the shorthand contest, while Cape Girar deau, Charletson, Poplar Bluff and I Cllrnc-tnn -..-til C i ...t 1 1 r"1"'1 -""Fe EleVen h'Sh Schools wi tak Part in the essay contest GIRL DIES OF BURNS AFTER TWELVE DAYS Bernice Eaves Expired Shortly Before Midnight Burned Playing with Matches. Bernice Eaves, the little girl who was burned April 26 while playing with matches in the rear of the home of her parents on South Frederick street, died last night shortly before midnight. The child's condition had been so critical durinsr the oast few days that her death was expected at any time Little Bernice, who was 6 years old, and her younger sister and brother were in the back yard playing during the absence of the mother who had gone to the crocerv on Good Hope street, wnen tney lound a box con- taining some matches. The child be- gan striking the matches and ignited her dress. With her clothes ablaze she ran into the street, where she was overtaken by several men who were passing. They wrapped her in a blanket and smother ed the flames, but the girl had already been burned from head to foot. She was carried to a physician's office who dressed the wounds. Bernice is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Eaves of South Fred erick street. The funeral arrange ments were not made last night, but the parents told the undertaker that they would probably have the funeral this afternoon. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the estate Henry Hoffmeister, deceased, that I, the undersigned, intend to make final set tlement of the estate of said deceased at the next term of the Probate Court of Cape Girardeau County,. Missouri, to be held at Jackson, Missouri, begin on the 14 day of May, 1917. Herman Hoffmeister, .Henry Seivers, Executors. RESOLUTION Resolution declaring it necessary to reconstruct Broadway street from the east curb line of Lorimier street to the east curb line of Middle street, in the city of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It is hereby resolved by the City Council of the city of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as follows: That the counncil deems and declares it to be necessary to reconstruct that part of Broadway from the east curb line of Lorimier street to the east curb line of Middle street, a dislance of 875 ject to assessment totals 1488 feet, Said improvement to be done by plac ing a concrete pavement, four and one half inches in thickness on the present concrete base of said Broadway for said distance, after cleaning and brooming said base. That said work of improvement be done in accordance with the profile, plans, specifications and estimate of the costs for the said improvement of said part of Broadway, prepared by the City Engineer under instructions of the Street and Wharf Committee, and adopted by the City Council on the 7th day of May, 1917, and ordered 'iled in the office of the City Clerk, and of Ordinance No. 958, a General Or dinance concerning streets, approved July 5, 1911. That said work be done by contract. and on completion thereof, and its ac ceptance by the council, the costs of said work shall be paid for in special tax bills issued in favor of the con tractor aeainst the property liable therefor, in accordance with said or dinance No. 958 aforesaid; the council deeming it necessary and as a single improvement That the City Clerk is hereby in-, structed to publish this resolution for seven consecutive days in the Daily Tribune, and two consecutive issues in the Weekly Tribune, a newspaper published in the city of Cape Girar deau and doing the city printing for raid city. May 7, 1917. C. E. Schuchert. State of Missouri, County of Cape Gir ardeau ss I, R. W. Frissell, City Clerk of the City of Cape Girardeau, in said coun ty and State, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing resolution was presented and adopted by the City Council of the city of Cape Girardeau Missouri, at a regular meeting thereof held May 7, 1917. May 7, 1917. R. W. Frissell, City Clerk. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the es tate of John Gustav Boehner, deceased, that I, the undersigned, intend to make final settlement of the estate of sau deceased at the next term of the Pro bate Court of Cape Girardeau County Missouri, to be held at Jackson, Mis jouri. beginning on the 14ta day o May, 1917. Fritz W. Boehner, Executor. EXECUTOR'S NOTICE Notice is hereby given that letter testamentary upon the estate of J. C. Hanny, deceased, have been granted to the undersigned, by the Cape Gir ardcau Court of Common Pleas of Cape Girardeau County. Missouri bearing date the 5th day of May, 1917 All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them to him for allowance, within six months from the date of said letters or they may be precluded from any beneht of such estate; and if said claims be not exhibited within one ear from the date of the last publica tion of this notice, they shall be for t'er barred. Gus Hanny, Executor. EXECUTOR'S NOTICE Notice is hereby given that letters testamentary upon the estate Frederica Yeager, deceased, have been granted to the undersigned, by the Cape Girardeau Court of Common Picas of Cape Girardeau County, Mis souri, bearing date the 8th day May, 1917. of All persons having claims agains said estate are required to exhibit them to him for allowance, within six months from the date of said letters or they may be precluded from any benefit of such estate; and if said claims be not exhibited within one year from the date of the last publication o? his notice, they shall be forever Lai red. F. W. Vogt, Executor. At the Wedding. "Doesn't the bride look beautiful! "Indeed, she does." ''That dress is a peach. "Must have cost a lot." "And those flowers." "Aren't they perfectly lovely?" "But where's the groom?" "See something near the post there?" "Oh, is that It?" up CLASSIFIED ADVERTISMKNTS WANTED Strawberry pickers by May 10 to 15. John T. Holcomb, Rural Route No. 3, Box 24. Phone 3711. FOR SALE New 30x3 and 30x3':. non-skid cangs at one-half list price. Auto Parts Co., 207 Broad way. Phone 175. FOR RENT Modern 5-room flat, 723 Good Hope St. Phone 1147. FOR SALE One 5-passenger touring car, in good condition; self-starter, electric lights, good tires; cheap. Phone 889, Miles & Cunningham Mule Co. PRINTER Wanted a printer who is familiar with newspaper work. Ap ply at once at The Tribune office. FOR SALE New Ford roadster top, $7; new Ford rear fenders, $5 a pair. Auto Parts Co., 207 Broadway. Phone 175. WANTED Girl for general house work, in good home in St. Louis, $20 per month. Apply Mrs. Warren 4252 Russell Ave., St. Louis. LEGAL NOTICES. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the es tate of James Brooks, deceased, that I, the undersigned, intend to make final settlement of the estate of said leceased at the next term of the Pro bate Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to be held at Jackson, Mis souri, beginning on the 2 ith day of May, 1917. Chas. L. Brooks, Administrator. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the estate f R. C. Berry, deceased that I, the mdersigned, intend to make final set tlement of the estate of said deceased at the next teim of the Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas, to be held at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, beginning on the 28th day of May, 1917. Mary E. Berry, Administratrix. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the es ate of William Neinsiedt, deceased, hat I, the undersigned, intend to make inal settlement of the estate of said leceased at the next term of the Pro late Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to be held at Jackson, Mis souri, beginning on the 14ta dayol May, 1917. E. J. Neinstedt, Administrator. PROPOSALS WANTED CITY WORK Sealed bids will be received and ;onsidered by the City Council of the ?ity of Cape Girardeau, Mo., in regu lar session, Monday evening, May 21, 1917, for the improvement of the park property of said city, located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Lorimier and William streets. Said work of improvement to be done by making a fill of 5335 cubic yards of earth, the construction and placing of 23 concrete steps six feet in length, and 378 feet of concrete gutter 3 feet in width, all of said work to be done in accordance with the plans, specifi cations and estimate prepared by the City Engineer and approved by the committee appointed for the purpose oi directing and looking after the preliminaries of said work, and adopt ?d by the City Council on April 10, 1917. Bids shall be accompanied by a cer tified check in the sum of $100, pay able to the Mayor, as a guarantee that in the event the bidder is awarded the contract he will enter into the same and give the required bond. Bids to be plainly endorsed "Pro posals for City Park Improvement Work at intersection of Lorimier and William streets. Bids shall state that work will com mence within 20 days from the date of the award of said contract, and fully completed on or before CO days from said date. Plans and specifications for said work are now on file in this office for inspection by prospective bidders, and all others interested in the same. All bids must be in the hands of the City Clerk not later than 7 o'clock p. pi., Monday, May .21, 1917. R. W. Fru-idi, City Clerk.. FARMS FOR SALE If yoa want t ouy iarm land in Southeast Mis souri cheapr here is your oppor tunity. . The land U filled with min eral aad a fortune in ore if buried in every tract. Address C. H. O., Tie Tribune office. WANTED Old false teeth; don't matter if broken; I pay $1.00 to $10.00 per set. Send by parcel post and receive check by reutrn mail. L. Mazer, 2007 S. Fifth St.. Philadelphia, Pa. FOR SALE You have heard about the discovery of iron ore in Wayne county. I have farms to sell in that county. Address "O," care the Trib une. FOR SALE Houses and lots, small tracts and farm land. D. II. Harper Realty Co., Cahoon BIdg. Phone 29. FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE New Oakland Six touring car. Park Auto Co. Phone 605, or call at 232 Broad way. WANTED Rooms for visitors during the high school meet Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12. Telephone location, number and price to R. S. Douglass. Phone 185. FOUND On Frederick St., pocket book; owner may have same by de scribing same and paying for this ad. FOR RENT Four rooms, 203 South Sprigg St. FOR SALE Or will exchange for va cant lot my Howard automobile. Robert Vogelsang. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in til ; of Willis B. Osburn, deceased the undersigned, intend to m:. . n-i; settlement of the estate of ceased at the next term of t ii ; Girardeau Court of Common ' - ! be held at Cape Girardeau, ." '.tri beginning on the 28th day 1917. F. William Oberheide, Administrator. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the estate of Nicholas S. Weiler, deceased, that I, the undersigned, intend to make final settlement of the estate of said de ceased at th? next term of the Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas, to be held at Cape Girardeau, Mis souri, beginning on the 28th day of May, 1917. Nancy O. Weiler, Administratrix. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the es tate of Mary Myer, deceased, that I, the undersigned, intend to make final settlement of the estate of said deceased at the next term of the Pro bate Court cf Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to be held at Jackson, Mis souri, beginning on the 14to day of May, 1917. E. G. Schoen, Executor. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the estate Joseph Becker, deceased, that I, the undersigned, intend to make final set tlement of the estate of said deceased at the next term of the Probate Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to be held at Jackson, Missouri, begin on the 14 day of May, 1917. Cora E. Becker, Administratrix. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the estate F. W. Deneke, deceased, that I, the undersigned, intend to make final set tlement of the estate of said deceased at the next term of the Probate Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to be held at Jackson, Missouri, begin on the 14 day of May, 1917. Mary Deneke, Administratrix. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the estate Charlotte Seimers, deceased, that I, the undersigned, intend to make final set tlement of the estate of said deceased at the next term of the Probate Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to be held at Jackson, Missouri, begin- on the 14 day of May, 1917. G. F. Seimers, - Administrator.