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SliilslUisiilIlliHlHiII!Ii Kj) frH!l!S!iif!ii!i!!(ilil!lii ill nil 'nf V Pages 9-16 1 Section 2 I i mi l!M!l!iIiill!!!SIIIiHJj llll i ti NUMBER 37 VOLrXVII GA PE GIRARDEAU TRIBUNE, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1,1918. WEEKLY TRIBUNE Ilili PGJ-lTICAL A DYE -1 TI SEME XT , I i : ' : rl j Ordinance No. 29 j ft ORDINANCE' COMBINING THE OFFICES OF CITY COLLECTOR AND CITY CLERK INTO ONE He shall give information in writ ing, to the Mayor and Council when ever required upon any subject relat ing to ths fiscal affairs cf ib-2 City or tniipViine- anv duti??! of his offictv and shall perform all such other duties ' as may be required of him by the OFFICE STYLED "CITY CLERK" ,aws U1 llv otate Ui AND ABOLISHING THE OFFICE the Ordinances of this City. He shall OF CITY COLLECTOR AND PRE- hav . the custody of and safely keep SCRIBING THE DUTIES OF THE lhe comra0n sail of the City, the pub- and resolutions of the City Council, and such other records, documents and papers of a public natufi as may be delivered into his custody. He shall allix the common seal of the City tc all pub.ic mstiununts and of ficial, acts of the Mayor, which by law or ordinance are inquired to be so at- REGULATIONS FOR THE COL LECTION OF REVENUE IN GENERAL AND REPEALING OR DINANCE No. 10S3 AND COM MISSION FORM ORDINANCES No. 14 AND 15. " UUIIUIUuufl oman a c p a Ub' WHEREAS, hf municipality of the I city of Cap Girardeau in the late of i Missouri, having adopted the "Alter- native form cf Government," and WHEREAS, provision is therein made for th i ccmbining of certain of fice?, and giving the council the right ; to determine the powers and duties to ; be performed by the officers ad em ; plcy fs, of the city ,and assigning . ther-i to dut:cs in two or more de ' partments, th refor, . j Be It Ordained By 'the Council of j The ' City cf Cape Girardeau As Fol . lows: ' y,:;tiun 1. City Clerk. There is hereby created the office of City Clerk who shall be elected by a majority of the City Counci'I, and hoid his ofiic during the will or pleasure cf the council,, and " be duly . apointed and qualified, and who shall discharge such duties as are in hereafter described, and should be under thp direct super v'sion of the Si rlntendent of Ac counts and Finance. , J Section 2. Qualification to the office ! of City Clerk, No person shall be ap 1 pointed who dees n-t pcs. p.a the qual : ifications required for officers of the revenue. When the taxes have be- Section 6. Du come delinqint, afrr settlement with the ?.Iaycr and council, he shall trar. .cibo the same into the back tax book, as provided :n the o "dinarc1 concerning revenue. He shall be and remain at Siis ofice for I' ransacion of business from tb? hour of eight o'clorK until tve'c o'clock in the forenoon and from onei o'clock until five o'clock in ihe afc--noon, during each an(i very week day, unless prevented by sickness or other unavoidable cause. It shall be th duty of the Citv Clerk, on or before he last !av of ach menh, i.t n;; "r.Lo :h yETAOlN each month, to pay into the City Treasury all money by him cellecVd Ci Tax Pavei-s t Me t City CUry. The tax pare. 5 .,h?.U r.'-.-ot t'i." .-stv cu-.kat his eft ? and parf r.ucii t.-.x-: a? may le asramst tnem v. iinout iuum-i marul made the refer. Section 7. Taxes When , Due ? I When Delinquent. All taxes for e? l i ar shall become due and paya; i as soon as the tax book has bi i prepared and all taxes remaining ; -paid on the first day of January ter they have btcn levied, shall '' -come delinquent, and therafter br. interest at the rate of ten per ce , per month, or any fractional pi thereof, until aid. Section 8. Non-Residents to Furnished Statenv nt. It shall be t x duty of ti rity tterk to furni.-h tested, and countersign the same, and affix the common seal to and cer tify to any record, document, copies of pap ;rs or ordinances that may be required for evidence in any court of record in this State, or of the United States by an individual, or that may be required for Uv use of any officer! of the City, and shall furnish to the ! City Attorney or City Counsellor any record cr document in his office nec essary to be u.f tl in any proceeding in court to which the City is a party, when ordered to do so by the Council. He shall attend a'l meetings of the on account of the revrnre of this i..-,r.-res;dcnr tax pa.n- v:th a sta: city, on whatever account or from I nx nt of the amount of taxe3 assess what source ccl( td. during tiic , agai-sst tln m. or aiy lot on whi month nding on h 'ast dav cf ach I they may desire to pay taxes in t month, togetlvr with a deti.iic 1 state-j city, for any year or years, dyrii ment showing from what .source and j which he City Clerk, ami snd t on what account collected, and the! same bv mail to the address cf ai aggregate amount of money col! "ct d. f person applying for the same; and which statement shall bo sworn to by: no taxes are duf from any such pt the city clerk. i son. the City Cork shall answer su He shall trn ov r In his. surer rorj inquiry, stating the facts; and whet all delinquent lists, receiving cicdit! ever any funds are n mittd by rra theefror, and his successor s! ail be! or otlieiwise, to the city cl-rk. T charg d therewith; provided, hat th.;' tke payment of any tax appearing 1 city council may declare v-;-.ni and ail personal delimi'iont .ny ; be due en his tax Iwoks. it shall 1 tr.xcs' his duty to receive the same and ser City Council, and kt p a correct ,vhi(.;, tho rr.uncii may dem i:n.-..;t cl- ! rrw.-int therefor by ma" to t!r- perse journal Of its proceedings. J able iut the council He shall prepare all certificates of the cily Ciork cre(lit for any ,Nn.mny ,harge all s cction, csommi.ssions, appointmons: qupnt p, rsona tax wh-'ch it P.-ay li-jh:ivc to pay fo ele and other official documents :1 iuired by crdinance to be issued or which the Mayor in the discharge of his du ty is required to issue, and shall countersign and affix the common m al thereof, and keep a record of all such certificates of eiectiens, commissions, appointments and documents. not allow l re'iiitt'sg the same; prov.de ! that h sums which he ma r nostaj; as In lieve he coul 1 have collected brt failed to do so. Section 5 Collection on Tax s: Xo- against the person applying or remii ting to him, but not other cots. Section !. Citv Cleik to Give Re tice to Tax-Fayei-s. When thev tax ' ee'pl for Taxes Paid and En r Pay books are prepared he shall nroe- e;i :' ment. Whenever any prrsen . sha" bro' collect the taxes thoreer., and to f;.tili tate tl( same, he shall publish in oie pay iaxr scharged on the ta': the City C rk sha'I enter such pa ; c:ty and who has not resided within Hi shall prepare blank licenses forjnty he following notice I pnrposi be issued or mere newspaper-; published in the' nKnt on his list and gi'f tin perso: ! paying the U purposes for wli.ch licenses are to "Xot:fr is hen bv givrr. 4o all per-; lhe name of the person Who hir represented this district in Con gress in most able manner. He has shown his patriotism by his actions in upholding the President's aims and by supporting all war measures and every patriot should support his candidacy on election day, ame, a receipt .peeifyi.v for who-..: and when required shall -ns indebted to thr: city of ( tj- Gi- paid, what year paid for ar.d th- the city for at least one whole yiar!causa th? sams to l)e issuJ. signing j rardcau for taxes, that the tax booTi j property ar.d value thereof on which next proceeding his appointment. ns name am' affixing the seal of the arP jn niy possession and the taxes j th same was paid. aeronUng to it- Section 3. Oath of Office and City then'fc3' aml shn11 kerP '1 fnr,wt thereon due. and 21 will be ;n attend-! description rn the City 'ek'n Iht. in Bond. Before' entering upon the duties' account of such l t,rnse?i an! lhe,an'o at my office in the court holwlwhole or in part, : s the case may be, nf f;! r(H.i U chall takn ami -inkrnV au,u oi me i:ce iax ineici-n. , rturinsr day cf !:v vee: from S and the city ck rh shall enter Y th, .ai, r'A o! sh?rfl.filt the. official bonds of aN; o'clock .Yto 12 o'clock in the forenoon. subscribed by Cjy Officers, and shall execute a bond of the city of Cape Gi rardeau in tin sum f $20,000.00 with five sureties thereon if bond is not giv en by . an approved bonding company. j to be approved by the Council, condi- j j tioned that he will faithfully and j punctna'ly collect and pay over all $ i revenue: of whatever character during jii. tvs mi i;i oiu-e, auu mat no win in "paid" against caih tract or lot ot City Officers and the bonds cf all cth- aru from o'clock until .". o'clock inj land when he cc'K-ts tlu? tax thereon. er persons exj euled to the City and. ho afternoon, to collect the same placet! in his custoely. He shall re-, until the firV. dav cf January !.?!!, cord all City Ordinances passed and ( and further that nnnss said taxes shall label and file for rafe keeping a- fuiiy j1;v;(i jefotu: the first day of th original i oil of all ordinances and. January H ev wdl beecme !e- The je-ity c! rk shall ree-elve taxes on part of anv lot, piece or parcel of land charged with taxes; provided the perse n paying such tax shall fuT.is'e a particular specifications of (he parr resolutions or ne tty councu. s-icn i hnquent and bee. int. vest at the rr.te and if t'ik tax m. the remainder of ether vouchers, papers, records and J of one per cent per cent pe- for each! ?Vi-h Jot and am 1 of land shai! r' (Other documents as may be delivered; and evrrv n-on'ii thrv rem; in i.nna'id! .um nnn-r.l th ,.Hv .l...k- J-.-.iV. m. h Novenber 5. 1918 all th.ings f aithfuliy perform all du- j ti s connected with the collection of into his custody. j ' He shall carefully and promptly fer they ! th' ir C.llect.! vepi' iir.ii'ient: and: n v.'iil br rnfoiceii bv execute every officii duty that may j suit to enforce lien on ral estate a the., revenue of the City of Cape Gi-! d f )him b thp CJ V? h ' ; rardeau as prescribed bv the laws of ! J.I.SSOB"': the ordinance of he a sale of porsona: rrp rty ,, p-ov,,!-iV c.. r , .. Ciy. He; shall extend ha tax of the rd by ordinance. would at times give vay to tiie ihirlic?t and most wie'.a d passu, n -. At one time Jlike mafic n attempt to tiurn his wif. alive; or if h:.t wan no) iiis ae!u:.l ob ject, lie play.-nl a good and realistic part It so happened that Mike and Iiu; wife were of a party on n number of barges Ooating down te.e Ohio river. l.y what follows it is assumed t'aat Mrs. Fink, u-lio vii! lv toe name of Vvx. was ini- Mike Fink Long Known on the Eordcr j ,(U0(1 .j.j, tj, jnst!ncts of a woman of HERO OF FRONTIER V Good and Dad Qualities Mixed in Western Pioneer. as "The Snapping Turtle" and on the Mississippi River cs "The Snag." It is characteristic of the jvcords of i the early age on the liver that they al-1 most : a v.liole make some n -fereiico ! to a v rat ter known ::s M.ke i'mk. Mike was not au outlaw, says the Louisville Courier-Journal, but h; 1 r-; dered rather close-ly to that stale of being; he was considered more in the; light if a rowdy. Mike sex-trod hi 1 education in the laird ami il-nigerou her sort. When the barges landed against the shore for the night Mike immediately I ot his riflo and etrdered his wife to follow Iiim up tne nanx oi ine river u a point where lie piU'd a heap of brush- reeenleJ in the historical annals ef tla state. wood. Mike ordereil the woman, wn readily Jsw that Mike was in no good inood, to crawl into the brushwood. The good woman objected, but Mike threatened to shoot her and in the end fdie obeyed. Mike covered her com pletely ver with the brushwood. Tie then deliberately set fire to the pile 't s a j! l..t 4k!nrf Ti'tlO ... ,., ana in a moment ine wmn- uu .life in the ev.untry aroVm ,J ihgneu , , fpar of MIke,s rifle county, Pennsylvania, where he was , of engaged as one of tae leaders in ret-,; then sh(; kicked skin warfare, lie was u s said, the , brus;iwn0(1 from hor and ran for envy of comrades fer his bushwhack-, ijui m ing and ranger quulitfes. It was also informod Ws bpt. during his young days that Mike ,shrai,nt was the learneel to use the ritle with unerring (f lMr winki at tht?m fcllers skill and was aeoredi ed with being the surest snot m ine un.o va .e,. xv m.n who made Ms- nas oeen saiu mat &u tme ui mwi o orv he that lie was -irequenny oaereei a large .-hare of the prizes to be won at It Didn't Fit. Tommy Gray, I'.roadway hur-.orisi. who went to France recently to help entertnln the soldiers, writes from Paris teM a little story about Lois Meredith, dramatic actress and movie star, who went over on a like mission. "The second day out, coming over," writes Gray, "a notice was posted on il-.e bingo deck instructing the passen gers to report with their life preserv ers' on for life boat drill. The little Pittsburgh girl appeared nt her boat, but sh- had left her life preserver bo hind. 'Madam.' said the officer in eharge, 'why didn't you put on your life bell?' I tried it on,' replied Miss Meredith, 'but it was so loose and look ed so horrid I gave it to the stewardess so she m.iidit alter it to fit ine.' " New York Tribute. shooting matches if he would stay out, There was no successful competition against him. In ihe Ohio valley Mike was kuwn as the "Snapping Turtle," and on the Mississippi as "The Snag." lie was easily kiug of the valle-y. There is related of Fiuk an incident which serves to detract from. the good qualities which lie is supposed to have had. Known a-s a tendor-hea.-ted man normal!;-, it :s i ::arj: that such a man Where Turgcnsv Did E2r!y Wcrk. The estate of the Russian novelist, Ivan Turgenev, which is reported tc have been .sacked by peasants, li 1 in -lie low, marshy country of the gov ernment state of Toula. Some of the writer's early work was produced there though toward the end of his life Tur genev siient the greater part of his lime in F.aden-B:ulen or Paris and , i t x - nr tA.nnmt irot'gli the valley of the Ohio in ! "'fr 1 "assHI- "'V those dajs when Louisville stood on " "' """' the edge of a dense wilderness, and as csiaies ami naru-eiriven peasamr. I I ...... , A i-X V. 1 t when the town could have had but a uul iruoi-u uy u. , small population. While these men ' wara ine muzniKs especiai.y-uie pa were not as imrtortant to the building j nts. Prfahly of those who have just wrectea nis property ne miu always an active sympathy. The neighboring capital town of Toule.. set in the midst of agricultural lands, was constituted a gun factory by the Czar Boris Godunov, and still devotes itself to the making of army rifles. of the great empire of the west as men like Boone, Kenton, (lark and others, tl ey were nevertheless neces sary evils and did thenr part in thrust ing the Indians back that the land rrdrht be broken. At aiy rate they are the State of Missouri and thy- odi- nances of the City; and that he will faithfully perform all duties devolv ing upon him as City Clerk. Section 4's City Clerk: Duties: Tlr City Clerk shall under the direction of the Superintendant of Accounts andj Finances be tlr- general accountant of ! the City and the keeper of all public account books, accounts, original or dinances or resolutions, vouchers, doc uments, bonds and coupons, paid or yih cmed. and a'l papers relating to i accounts and contracts of the City and its reven-, debt and fiscal afi'airs, not required by law or ordinance to be placed in some other officj or kept in some other place. He shall keep in a set of books provided for that purpose accural! accounts between the City and all officers charged with the col lecting, custody or disbursements of public moneys and shall enter there on all retf.ipts and payments, from what sources derived and on what ac count paid. He shall keep a record of all branches of the City Revenue, op ning an account with every appro priation or fund which by law or or dinance is made a separate fund, crediting the same with all monies paid into the City Treasury on ac count thereof, or appropriated th: re for, and charging said appropriation or fund with all warrants ebrawn thereon. He shall keep a register of all warrants drawn upon the City Treasurer, spcifying the number, date, to whom payable, on what fund or appropriation drawn and the amount of each warrant. He shall keep a record of all bonds and obliga tions cf the city, date of issue, for what purpos." issued, rate of inter est, time when principal and interest become due, amount of principal, to whom jaayable, and ihe registered number of each band and coupon He shall draw all warrants upon the Treasurer and shall express in' the boely of every warrant the particular! fur.d ou of which the same is-to be paid. assessment book and the tax book as C:pe Girardea-i, Mo. provieHl in the ordinance concerning Citi .191.. Cork. tr t tic'i cp cifieaiion in his return t the end that fh part on which th-' tax remains unpa d may be clear!.' known. If payment is made on a" undivided share of real 'state, tin citv clerk shall enter on his record the (Continued to page 16) SSSSSSSSSBE SStiS LIVING ROOM FURNITURE Waltber's Is The Place of Places to t Buy Living Room Furniture, but right now our stock is most complete in beau ty and variety, whileourprices are em phatically lower in every grade. 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