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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD.
- j -V' . ; 5, , ) ' , . i . 4 V.nV'-f-'- -..3viv:-.:T! Lias i 4 CO. L DESERTER FOUND AFTER 10 MONTH'S SEARCH Fred Eads, Who Joined Cape rTCompany, Taken to St. Louis. FACING COURT MARTIAL TRIAL IN SAINT LOUIS. Arrested By Scott County Sheriff On Farm Left Company Last August. The Auto Industry In Missouri. Fred Eades, one of the young men who volunteered in Company L which was organized by volunteers of thjs county, is facing a court martial on charges of being a deserter, it was learned yesterday. The young sol dier was taken to St. Louis Thursday morning bv Sheriff Sneed of Scott County, who arrested him in Grants burg, 111., several days ago. Young Eades was one of the first men to offer his services when Capt, W. C. Bain of this city, and other voung men began to call volunteers for a Cape Company in the Sixth Mis souri regiment Which, has since been merged with the Third Regiment and is now known as the 140th United States Infantry in France. Eades escaped from his regiment toward the latter part of August last year, shortly after the regiment had boon sent to the State training camp at Nevada, Mo. He had since been in hiding, but was located last wee bv a man on a farm near Grants burg. He registered in June last year at Illmo. A short time after the reg is! nit ion the local company was or ganized and men from the northern section of Scott County were asked to join the Cape Girardeau Company, Eades being one of the first Scott County boys to answer this call for volunteers. He told the sheriff when he was placed under arrest that he had been working on farms in Southeast Missouri and in the southern section of Illinois since he escaped from his regiment. Last fall Lient. Howard Frissell, first lientenant of Company L, was snt by the commanding officer to Scott County in an effort to locate the deserter and bring him back to the company. It was understood that with his return at that time no court martial proceedings were to be insti tu'ed against the young soldier. Since he attempted to evade the military service nearly a year the military authorities will insist that he be tried for desertion, the extreme penalty of which is the death sentence. Jefferson ' City, June 7. The strides Missouri has made in four years, 1918 over 1914, as a manufac turing commonwealth is emphatically demonstrated by the automobile in dustry for which the worth of manu facturing, assembling, reconstructing rofittinc and repairing increased A ' from $10,740,068 for 1914 to $42,059,- 264 for 1917, a gain of nearly 392 per cent, announces a Bureau of La bor Statistics bulletin , given publicity today by Commissioner William H. Lewis. While other industries of Missouri made phenomenal total value gains in the same period, particularly pack ing house products, boots and shoes, flour, feed and meal, foundries and machine shop products, electrical ap paratus and machinery, iron and steel works and rolling mill productions carshops outputs, powder and explo sives and ammunitions, refining of po troleum and gasoline, smelting and refining ores and minerals, trunks and valises and leather goods, men's clothing and furnishings, and many other lines, their enhancements were not as marked and were, directly and indirectly due to the world war, the growth of Missouri's automobile in dustry was chiefly due to the increas ing reign of prosperity in this state and in all commonwealths to the south, north and west. From 1914 manufacturing, assem bling, reconstructing, etc., worth of $10,740,068 for 812 Missouri facto ries and workshops which are consid ered, the 1917 worth $42,059,264, 990 establishments. In this year ordinary repairing to the 152,000 automobiles and trucks in the state brought to the owners of 852 worskhops and re pairing garages nearly $5,000,000, without considering, at all the enor mous worth of Missouri's 1917 man ufacturing, assembling and recon structing of automobiles and trucks, Another important factor consider ing the growth of Missouri's automo bile industry in four years in review is that the army of employes, in eluding ail salaried officials of facto ries and working owners of repairing establishments, increased from 3,361 men and 58 in 1914, who that year were paid a total of $2,971,233 for their services, to 7,641 men and 182 women for 1917, which army that year drew $7,105,500 in salaries and wages. The average per capita earn ings of each paid toiler in the auto mobile industry in 1917, regardless of DROP PROSECUTION OF RUPPEL HAZERS Federal Officer Joins In Investi gationFarmer Moves Back On Farm Xo prosecution of the men who were reported to have taken part in the hazing to which George Ruppel, of Ixemon, was subjected several weeks ago, will be brought Prosecut ing Attorney Caruthers announced yesterday following another investi gation. It is said that those who brought the matter before the Prosecuting Attorney two weeks ago have an nounced that they are willing to drop the matter. Several days ago Prosecuting At torney Caruthers, Sheriff Hutson and a Deputy United States Marshal, whose attention had been called to the matter, went to Pocahontas in quiring into the charges brought in connection with the hazing of Rup pel. Several of those who were said to have led the attack on Ruppel were questioned by the officers as were the men who brought the complaint. In view of the fact that the com plainants were willing to drop the matter, the Prosecuting Attorney said yesterday he believed it unnecessary to pursue the matter any longer and had decided to drop the case entirely. Ruppel w'as advised to move back on his farm and was given the as surance that he would not again be molested by his neighbors, or any one of the men who took him to task sex, was $908 as compared to $868 in 1914, representing an increase in yearly earnings for each toiler of .046 per cent. The capital invested in Missouri's automobile factories and work and repair shops increased from $3,706, 677 in 1914 to $11,122,894 for 1917. Other statistical information detail ed by the Bureau carries the caption of "Missouri's automobile industry; its development and growth, 1914 to 1918," and which constitutes prelim inary and advance information for the 1918 "Red Book" of the state de partment, follows. Value of materials and supplies used in all . manufacturing, assem bling, repairing, reconstructing and refitting considered: 1914, $6,226,271; 1915, $9,418, 533; 1916, $19,115,627; 1917, $28,672,500. Disbursements for rent, taxes and insurance; in 1914, $102,906; in 1915, $141,616; in 1916, $184,747; in 1917, $277,500; there through increasing the annual receipts of property own ers insurance men and ' municipal, county, state and federal government year by year, 1914 to 1918. The miscellaneous disbursements, which classification includes all the moneys paid out otherwise than has aireaay Deen enumerated were: in 1914, $627,833; in 1915, $247,560; in 1916, $893, 234; in 1917, $1,339,500, While the huge automobile and truck manufacturing assembling and reconstruction factories of Missouri are located in St. Louis and Kansas City, huges refitting and repairing shops are located in St. Joseph, Jop Webb City, Jefferson City, Moberly, Sedalia, Cape Girardeau and other Missouri cities of over 10,000 popula tion. The need of the village black smith, who a decade ago confined his operations to making and repairing horse-drawn vehicles, shoeing horses and mules and performing odd re pairs in iron and wood, has been toll ed by the more progressive and up-to-date mechanic who is well supplied with modern machineiy electrically driven, and who keeps in a running condition the automobiles, trucks and tractors of farmers, miners and tim bermen, and knows all the fine points of an engine driver: by gasoline, and who can wind an armature or repair an electric motor quicker than the oldtime cross road smithy, eulogized in prose and poetry, could replace a lost horse shoe. MONEY IN EGGS. Eggs are not bankable, but the money from their sale is. This money is yours for the effort. How do you treat the hen that lays the Golden Eggs? B. A. Thomas' Poultry Rem edy will keep the poultry in good condition and increase the yield in eggs. We guarantee this and refund your money if not satisfied. F. F. Braun & Bros. GUARDIANS NOTICE INSANE WARD. Notice is hereby given that on May 9, 1918, the undersigned was ap pointed Guardian of the person and estate of Mary E. Dempsey, an in sane person, by the Probate Court, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and that letters bearing date May 9, 1918, were issued to him. All persons having claims against said estate are requested to present them to the undersigned for allow ance within six months from date of said Otters; .and if not presented within one year they will be forever barred. H. D. DEMPSEY, Guardian. Witness my hand . and seal, this 20th day of May, 1918. (SEAL) W. C. HAYS, r said alley 225 feet, more or less, to the northeast corner of said lot 18, thence westwardly with northern boundary line of said lot 124 feet, thence southwardly parallel with Middle street 225 feet more or less, to the place of beginning on Broad way street. Terms of sale, cash. June 12, 1918. TILLIE LAXCE, Administratrix. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the es tate of EMMA McLAIN deceased, that I, the undersigned, in tend to make final settlement 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, beginning on the 12th day of August, 1918. A. N. CALDWELL, Administrator. Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of May, 1918. (Seal) W. C. Hays, Clerk of the Probate Clerk. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the es- Clerk of the Probate Courtjtate of NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX'S SALE. Notice is hereby given that by vir tue of an order of the Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas of Cape Gi rardeau County and State of Mis souri, made at the November term and amended at the May, 1918, term thereof, I, Tillie Lance, administra trix of the estate of Henry L. Lance, decased, will on the 22nd day of July, 1918, at the east court house door in the City of Cape Girardeau, Coun ty of Cape Girardeau and State of Missouri, and during the session of the Cape Girardeau Court of Com mon Pleas of said County, sell at public auction all the undivided one half interest of Henry D. Lance, de ceased, in and to the following real estate to-wit: An undivided one half interest in and to all that part CLAUS HINCK deceased, that I, the undersigned, in tend to make final settlement 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, beginning on the 12th day of August, 1918. LENA HINCK, Administratrix. Witness my hand and seal this 20th day off May. 1918. (Seal) W. C. Hays, Clerk of the Probate Clerk. of lot 18 in ranire E in th fitir f for remarks he was alleged to haveCap (Girardeau, Missouri, "bounded maae against tne lied cross. Few people living in that section of the county doubt that Be made dis loyal statements. It is also said that others have made objectionable state ments about the government. as follows: Commencing 56 feet east from the southwest corner of said lot 18 in Range E, thence east wardly with Broadway street 134 feet to the southeast corner of said lot on an alley, thence northwardly along NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given to all credi tors and others, interested in the es tate of G. C. ROBERTSON, deceased, that I, John F. Lilly, Administrator of said estate intend to make final settlement theieof at the next term of the Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas of Cape Girardeau County, State of Missouri, to be held at Cape Girardeau on the 16th day of April, 1918. JOHN F. LILLY, Administrator. FACTS A If the $200,000 bond issue carries, permanent bridges will be constructed over the two drain age ditches on the Rock Levee Road and over the drainage ditch on the Blomeyer Road. The remainder of the money will be used to improve the public roads of this township. When these bridges are finished the people living south of this city can visit Cape Girardeau every day by auto, wagon or on foot and floods can not stop them. Of course you know that these bridges can only be obtained through a bond issue. The courts have ruled that if these waterways are to be bridged, the county must pay for the spans. Of course you know that if the bond issue is defeated, there can be no permanent bridges over these streams. Of course you know that .several temporary bridges over these ditches have been washed away this spring, and that each temporary bridge lost is money wasted. Of course you know that by building one tem porary bridge after another the county would eventually waste more money than it will now. cost to provide permanent bridges. And we would still be without bridges after each heavy rain. Therefore, what is to be gained by fighting the bond issue? If it fails the county must continue squandering the people's money by building tem porary bridges. If the bond issue passes then we will have bridges that will endure for all time, and without additional expense. When you hear some one talking against the bond issue ask him these questions: "Don't you think the Rock Levee Road should be preserved." ''Don't you think the people who live south of the drainage ditches should be permitted to come to Cape Girardeau?" "How would you provide permanent bridges?" He will probably tell you that we should elect a represent ative to the State Legislature who will have a law passed com pelling the drainage company to build these bridges. Then ask him how one man from this county could com pel a whole State Legislature to undo what another whole legislature had done. If there is a man in this county who jean do it, what is his name? i I The next man you meet, who is against the bond issue, ask him why he wants to kill Cape Girardeau? i sss: (I y