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CAPE GIKARDEAU TRIBUNE. CAPE GIRAHDEAU, MO., FRIDAY, . NOMBER 1, 1918.
Draka SYSTEM . . OF . . Levees and. DiteSiis was almost wholly constructed with . ELECTRICALLY OPERATED MACHINES THE WORK WAS DONE QUICKER:AND CON SIDERABLY CHEAPER THAN IT COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ANY OTHER POWER EDDIE SICKING STUDIES WAR Young Giant Infielder Called to Colors He Was Purchased From San Antonio Club. Eddie Sicking, the Giants' young in fielder whowas recently called to the colors by Lis local board at St. Ber- Eddie Sicking. nard, O., Is deep in the study of the soldier's trade. Sicking, who was pur chased from the San Antonio club in June, saw considerable service with the Giants following the desertion of Walter Ilolke, playing third base when the team faced left handed pitching, while Heine Zimmerman covered first base. WILL PLAY GOLF IN FLORIDA Lir.ks Will Be Opened as Usual in January Reservations Were Made Last Winter. All doubt about whether the Flor ida winter resorts, with their golf links, would open or not were dispelled when the management at lielleair. Fla announced that they would open as usual the first week in January, and lemarked that other resorts there, or most of the large ones, would do the same thing. Reservations were made last winter, and advices from Wash ington have been such as to warrant the management with going ahead With their plans, the same as usual. GEORGE DEALER Auto AND Accessories 232 Broadway CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. PHONE 605 We Clean, Wash, Store and Repair Cars. THE LITTLE RIVER District ge Is saving fuel for the nation Is saving money for its users Is helping freight congestion MISSOURI PUBLIC UTILITIES, C O SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Resurrection of 0!d Roman Pert Ostia, the harbor of ancient Rome, Is once more, by decision of the Italian povernment, to become a port, and Rome therefore once more a maritime city. To the harbor sit Ostia, when Rome was mistress of the world, came the corn from SiWIy and Sardinia, which, after Tibet silt and national in dolence had let Ostia perish, was stored at Tortus, the rival harbor, which also afterward fell into desuetude. It was the seizure of Rome's granary which enabled Alaric to Impose his will on the Eternal city. Ostia began its exis tence In G40 B. C, and she seems about to add another chapter to her history. American Flyers. This from. Gen. William L. Kenly, United States director of militury aero nautics: "There is no higher type of the aviator in the world than the American. The courage and the ability of he American flyer have won full recognition, and we may expect him to piny a more and more prominent part in the war as it continues, be cause, after four years of fighting, the man power resources of our allies have been largely drawn on." How He Found War. Willis This morning you told me you had just returned from the war, and this afternoon I heard you admit that you had never smelled powder. Gill is That's right I fought the Germans. All we ever smelled was chlorine gas, fluorine fumes and poison spray. Town Topics. . W. BAHN IN Tires TRUSTEE ELECTED FOR OR AN ESTATE J D. Bowman Elected by cred of the Bankrupt estate of the J. II. Ahrens A creditors meeting of th i bankrupt estate, f Julius H. Ahrens, decease! merchant of Oran, was held at the ofhx; of U. S. Referee in Bannruptcy, 0. A. Knehans, Monday. Mr. Ahrens had one of the biggest stoics in Oran and was doing a large business. Too much credit to custom ers is said to have befjn the cause of failure. Mr. Ahrens died 'in a St. Louis hospital last week, shortly after bankrupt proceedings w re instituted. The liabilities of the estate are ap proximately $40,000, while the ass! ts are as follows: A slock of merchandis invoicing $20,482.21; two autoniobilcs, $900; store fixtures $3003,08; open ac counts for $12,163.84, which were ap praised at $4,038.66. J. D. Bowman of Oran, candidate for collecor on the Democratic ticket in Scott county, was elect.d trustee for the estate at the meeting Monday. Attorneys Joseph Kane, II. Sanders and J. C. Eoberson of St Louis, Ray Lucas of Benton and R. L. Ward of Camthersville, attended the creditors Monday on b) half of various creditors of the estate. The Horrors of War. Mrs. Giddy Those boys crying thett extras are very annoying, don't ycu think so? Mr Nabor Yes, indeed; there pught to be an ordinance to prevent their talking together. One is un able to hear what the extra Is about because one chap dro'-ns the other out after you've caught a couple of words. Usually What He's Up To. "Whenever I see the proprietor of a restaurant advancing toward me with a fountain pen in his hand I fear the worst." "Fear the worst?" "Yes. The chances are that he's go ing to mark up a few more prices on the menu card before I can order my dinner." Ordinance No ;29 (Contintf 1 frcm page 9) name of the owner of "such shaiy, so as to designate upon whose undivided share the tax nas been paid. Action 10. Delinquent Tax Lien. Upon thr, rst day of January of each year all unpaid taxes shall become delinquent, and the taxen upon real property are her; by made a perpet , ual lien thereon against all persons in favor of the city. The enforcement of all taxes levij d shall be made in the same manner and under the same rules and regulations as are, or may b , provided by law for the collection and enforcement of the payme nt of state and county taxes, including the seizure and sale of goods and chat tels both L fore and after said taxes shall become delinquent, provided. that all suits from the collection of the city taxes shall be brouyht in the name of the state at the relation and to thf use of the city clerk. SVetion 11. Delinquent Lists; An nual Settlement. It shall be the duty of the council to require the city clrk annually, on the first irojeting of the council in each month of April of each year, or as soon as thereafter as may be,to make out, under oath, lists of delinquk nt taxes remaining due and uncollected for each year, to be known as the "Land, and Lot De linqunt List." It shall be the duy of the council at the meeting at which said delinquent list shall be returned, or as soon as may be thereafter, to carefully examine the same, and if it should appear that all property and taxes contained in said lists ar& prop erly returned as delinquent, the council shall approve the same, and cause a record thereof to be entered on tb. journal, and cause the amount thereof to be entered in the journal, and cause the amount thereof to lv credited to th- account cf the city clerk, iiefore allowing the city cl ik such' ci edit for any delinquent list, the city council shall make special in quiry and b3 fujly satisltd that he has used due diligence-; to collect the sums, and that lie could not find any personal property of the tax ajf..T out on which to make the taxes. If the council is satisfied that there are names on the list of persons who have personal properly out of .which the taxeri could hd'e beeriinaV,-it Jfiall in passing upon such list strike such names therefrom. Tit city council shall cause the J'Landi and Lot D -lhiquent List" and the "Personal De linquent List to be returned to the city cik, who'shall be 'charged there with,, and who shall.-proceed to col lect the same in the same manner and under the same regulations as are or may be-provided by the law for eol ation of delinquent lists of real and personal taxes for state and county purposa; providedV';th:&.idluit6for the collection of city taxes shall be brought in the name of t'l state,' at the relation and to the use Cf the city clerk Section 12. Duty of City Cierke After Delinquency. If the tax' peycr shall failor neglect to' pay the City Clerk hi:, laxes on or before tlv first day of January of each year, then it ihall be the duty of the city clerk af ter the first day of January after the year in which the taxes have be come due to collect and account for as other taxes an additional tax, as pnalty, of cne per cent per month up pn all taxes collected by him after. 1ie said first day of January; a fractional part of a month. .The city clerk shall in whole month. The cit clek shall, r his annual settlement with tbi city council, fib with such settlement a tVtement, under oath; of the amount so received and settle "with the coun cil therefor. Section 13. Delinquent List to be Made Into Back Tax Book. Within thirty days after tho annual settle ment of the city clerk 'in each year, he shall make in a book to bo called the "Back Tax Book a correct list in alphabetical order of. all lots or parcels of land on which back taxes shall be due in he city, setting forth oposite each lot the name of the own er, if known, and if the owner there of be not known, then t5 whom same was last as.'j pscd, the desciption there of, try year or years for which such lot or parcel is delinquetn or forfeited and the amount of the ' original tax due each fund on saiL- real estate, and the. inU rest due on the whole of said tax at the time of making said tax book, together with ten cent 10c, clerk's foe for each lot or parcel cny jred, in approriate ' columns ar ranged therefore, and ih aggregate amount of taxes, interest and clerk's fees chare fi against each lot; or par cel for all the. years for which the same as fMinquent or forfeited. All taxes, inteij st and clerk's fees contain ed in the back tax book herein de scribed shall be at interest at the rate of to n(10) per cent per annum counted on a whole month Section 14. Suits to. Be Brought to Collect Dcliaquest Land Tax. When, if any tSx or any tow nlot or land de scibecf in the back tax book of the city i imain unpaid, it shall be the duty cf the city clerk to proceed to enforcj the payment of the taxes charged against such tract or town lot by suit in the Cape GirardVau Court of Common Pleas, which suit shall be brought by the city attorney, or city counsellor, if there be one and in every suit brought tfyre shall be taxed as attorney's fee a sum not ex ceeding ten (10) per cent of the amount of such service, except such per cent of the taxes actually collected and paid into the city treasury. It shall be the duty of the city clerk when suit shall hav been commenced against any tract of land or town lot described in said back tax book to soij opposite said tract of land such said fact, and the date, also the names of the person or persons agains whom suit has bef n commenced, but no suit shall be brought until the taxes have been delinquent for one year. In suits for the collection of delin quent and back taxes thetf. shall be as costs and collected from the party paying the same for the services of the city clerk in making th back tax book, ten cents (10) per lot or tract cf land, and in addition for the clerk services of the city clerk, two per cent (2 per cent.) of the amount of the tax, which fees shall be paid intorthe city treasury to the credit of he ger) ral revenue fund. . Section 15. Penalty For Neglect in Performance of Duties. For any wil ful neglect or misconduct on the part of the city clerk to perform or in the performance of any duty required of him under the. provisions of this or any "tH ir ordinance of the city, he shall be deemed " guilty of a misde meanor and upon conviction thereof, shall1 be fined in a sum not less than t'.-nflO) dollars nor exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.) jecticn 16. Vacancy Provided I.'or In case of death or resigna tk'iirfor removal or other disability of th.O;ity clerk, the Mayor shall forth with' call a meeting of the council for tt.epurpose of filling the vacancy. Thai.Jippointee shall immediately upon qualifying: ( nter upon his duti.es and shall enter into a bond as required in Section 3; provided if said vacancy be jily temporary, the city clerk may wi$ the approval of his sureti)is, or tlj bond company, select some suit- ablepart on. to . fill- - sucB. temporary vacancy; provided further that the bond of the city clerk protect the in terest of t' r city during the time the clerk "is attending to his duties. Section 17. Term City Clerk to In clude What.. Under this ordinance the term "City Clerk" shall be enstrued to include the term "collector" or "col lector of revenue" and wherever theso words are used in the ordisances of the city or the . laws of the state, with reference to. the collection of revenue idr the performance of any duty on th part of an officer of a city of the third class, with resect to taxes and net otherwise provided for, they shall be taken to refer to and mean the city clerk. Section 18. onfiicting Ordisanc s repealed, ordinance No. 1083 and Com mission Form Ordinances No. 14 and 15, and all ordinances, and parts of ordinances and resolutions in conflict with this ordinance are hereby re pea d. Section 19. To Take Effect When. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after July 1, A. D., 1918. Pas d this 2Sth day of June 1918.. . . H. II. HAAS, Mayor. Attest: A. F. Behrcn3. Citv Clerk. Grain Insurance On Farms In iew ofthe present high prices for all kinds of Grain, I made a 1 1 ; i e ments with the Insurance Companies I represent to Insure against Fire and Light ning, Grain and Seeds of all kinds, cut or uncut, threshed or unthreshed, shelled or unshelled, in shocks, stacks and ricks on cultivated land, in farm dwelling house, bins, tanks, granaries and cribs. These grain policies are written for $1.00 for $100.00 insurance, for one year and I am in a position to take care of you if your crop amounts to one hundred or one million bushels. When you sell the crop return the Policy to me, and I willgive you a check for. the unexpired term of the policy. The insurance companies I represent have been doing business in Cape Gi. xrardeau since 1866, and have more than one hundred million dollars assets, and pay their losses promptly in cash. v ; A.1 C. VASTERLING Sturdivant Bank Bldg. CAPE SMALL ISLAND ALL AMERICAN 9ne of Uncle Samuel's Most Valued Possessions Is Little' Scrap ef x Land in the Pacific Ocean. Midway, a tiny scrap of an Island In the Pacific, Is one of Uncle Sam's uost cherished possessions. It is one 9f the most valuable bits of sand and rock in the world. The little island, a relay station for the Pacific cable. Is a link in the chain binding Asia to the western world, the Philippines to the United States. A message sent to Pekin or Manila from San Fran Cisco must pass through Midway be fore it reaches its destination. The island listens to the gossip of two continents; Once the most desolate and forsaken aloll in the two oceans, Midway today promises to rival Hawaii as the para dlse of the Pacific, a paradise created by man. A tiny paradise, to be sure, but the island has never been able to boast of a population of more than forty at one time, and nearly half of them were only visiting. A superin tendent with the Imposing title of. Guardian of the Island, his family, a doctor with a very small practice, an engineer or two and the servants are the sole Inhabitants. The island today Is a triumph of engineering skill. It was necessary that the stations of the cable be under tho American flag. The second link in the chain could only be Midway, so the nameless, pear-shaped heap of sand . in the Pacific was transformed into a blooming bit of land with flow ers, vegetables and even diminutive trees. The American flag was raised oVer the government house, an Amer ican colony was transplanted to the new Island and Midway stepped into prominence at once. Midway Is Just half way around the world from London, almost directly over the 180th meridian. When It Is midnight in England, the noon sun is Bhining on the- smallest single bit oi American soil in the world. Trenches Not So Bad I lie was a small boy, about six years old, and like most youngsters of his nge, was more or less opposed to hav ing his face washed any oftener than was necessary. During the course of one of these operations he looked at his father and asked : "Do the soldiers in"the trenches get vacations?" "Not while they are fighting, an swered the father. UI guess1 they don't have time for va cations," mused the boy, Til bet they don't even have time to wash their hands and face." "I suppose that is right, replied the father, after which there was a long pause, during which the washing oper ations were continued. t -At last the? Irksome taslc was coni: pleted. The boy heaved a sigh of re lief, and as" he left :the bathroom his father heard him say, "Gee, I wish 1 was a soldier fighting in the trenches." Not for Publication. Here Is one story that H. E. Bar nard, the state food - administrator, should not overlook. Ed Lane, one ol the prominent citizens of Colfax Clin ton county, became worried several nights ago because he couldn't sleep, and thinking that perhaps a salt water bath might restore his restful slumbers, he got up and pro ceeded to experiment with nil theory. The next day his clothing stuck so tight to his body that he had to have assistance from his wlf to get it off, and when she Inquired as to the reason, he informed hei that he had taken a salt-water bath the nijrht before. But Mrs. Lane then realized where her sugar had gone, nnd she proved to her husband thai ho had get the granulated sugai Instead of the salt The result was painless, but Lane doesn't think thai It will do to have Mr. Iloover or Mr. Barnard find out he took his bath Is sugar water. Indianapolis News. Safety Belts. On the question of safety belts Dr. Graeme Anderson gives it as his opin ion that before leaving the ground all aviators, should see thatthetr saferj tnjlta are fastened'and should be fb miliar with the method of their quick release; the belt should never Toe to done In the air. In 17 crashes on tractor machine! with J7 injured the belt held on seven occasions and gave way on ten. of the 42 crashes In which the pilot escaped the belt held in 28 Instances and gave way in 14. Dr. Graeme Anderson advocates th wearing of safety helmets by all pupil but emphasizes that they should be well fitting and not be easily dislodged from the head while flying. - ' ; ' i Flylnfl Experience. . ' Lieut. Col. G. V. S. Quackenbusb,; commanding officer at Kelly field, la bored for years to cure nimseli of pulling his drives in golf. He spent hours in practice; he hired profession-, al instructors; he tried everything but hypnotism. One day in the course of, a flying lesson he rubbed a blister on the middle finger of his right hand. a f ora ssn rtm 4 Via Itntra hn fSajf ts change his grip, and now he could hardly pull if he wanted to. New York World. VALVES-MUST BE ADJUSTED RIGHT: Engine Will Not Run Correctly if They Are Not Given Proper Attention. LIFTERS OFTEN NEGLECTED When Motor Loses Power Trouble Is Usually Laid to Carburetor Ot Faulty Ignition Wise Plan to Examine and Reset. 4 Proper adjustment of valve lifters Is vital to the car if it Is to give maxi mum efficiency. If they are not prop erly adjusted the best engine In the world will lose power. Because they are not right out In plain sight the valve lifters are many times neglected until they force themselves to the own er's attention. Ordinarily when the motor loses power the fact is attributed either to the carbureter or to faulty ignition and many times it is hard to convince the owner that it Is valve lifts which are accountable for his inability to climb hills and obtain the speed on the level to which he Is accustomed. Examine and Reset. They become noisy, due to the fact that the distance between the lift and the cam becomes too wide. By stop ping, the. motor, removing the valvei plates and shaking them up and flowi I one may locate the ones out of adjust ment. Sometimes more than one is at fault and It is a good policy to exam ine and reset all while about It Ex amine the adjustment carefully to un derstand It. for mnch damage may be caused by turning the wrong nut. Ona is the locking nut which must bo loosened first. The adjusting nut is then set to the right distance and tho locking nut again set up. The opening should approximate 1-64 of an Inch for exhaust, and 3-1,000 Inch for Intake valves. An ordinary business card Is a good gauge for the exhaust valve, while a piece of noto paper will serve for the inlet. Clearance Too Great. If the valve clearance becomes too great the valves open late and close early. Since they should move exactly as the designer Intended, it Is evident that the engine will lose power if both ends are cut off. If the clearance is not enough the engine will lose com pression and with it a great deal of power, xnis is uue to me iaci mac as the engine beats up the valve stem, lengthens. As they grow longer they use up the space between the valvo stem and the valve lifter. If the f pace is too small the valve stem rests on the valve lifter. As It lengthens tho head of the valve is lifted off its seat in the cylinder, opening the valve and so losing compression. GIRARDEAU, MO