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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, June 14, 1918, Image 6

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Fred Eads, Who Joined Cape
rTCompany, Taken to St.
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
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
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
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
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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Witness my hand . and seal, this
20th day of May, 1918.
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.
Notice is hereby given to all credit
ors and others interested in the es
tate of
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.
Witness my hand and seal this 20th
day of May, 1918.
(Seal) W. C. Hays,
Clerk of the Probate Clerk.
Notice is hereby given to all credit
ors and others interested in the es-
Clerk of the Probate Courtjtate of
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
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.
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 is hereby given to all credi
tors and others, interested in the es
tate of
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.
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
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 The next man you meet, who is against the bond issue,
ask him why he wants to kill Cape Girardeau? i

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