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Statement showing development of, and resulting liens to lands in, Stoddard County,

Mo.

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Total acreage.
Acreage subject to St. Francis River overflow..
Acreage cleared land in county.
Acreage timbered and cut-over land in county...
Principal towns and their population:

Dexter
Bernie
Bloomfield.

Essex.
Total population of county.
Miles of railroad..
Miles of improved highway
Principal crops and their average yield per acre:

Cotton, 1,000 pounds seed cotton.
Corn, 25 bushels.
Wheat, 18 bushels.

Hay, 1 ton.
Taxable assessed valuation of real estate, 1928...
Taxable assessed valuation of personal property,

1928...
Taxes assessed on real estate, payable 1928.
Taxes assessed on personal property, payable

1928.
Delinquent general taxes on real estate and per.

sonal property.
Number of miles of levee (St. Francis River)
Levee districts.
Total levee bonds issued.
Interest on levee bonds paid.
Interest on levee bonds unpaid.
Drainage districts
Total drainage bonds issued.
Interest on drainage bonds paid.
Interest on drainage bonds unpaid
Total road bonds issued.
Interest on road bonds paid.
Interest on road bonds unpaid.
Total school bonds issued.
Interest on school bonds paid.
Interest on school bonds unpaid.
Total water and sewer bonds issued.
Interest on water and sewer bonds paid.
Interest on water and sewer bonds unpaid..
Total paving tax bills issued..
Interest on paving tax bills paid.
Interest on paving tax bills unpaid.
Total first mortgages on real estate as reported by

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18 loan companies.

1
$920, 500.00

$159, 500.00
430, 570.00

761, 000.00

340, 005.00

23 $900, 276.37

158, 847.97

1741, 428. 40
562, 034. 54

50, 549. 55
319,500.00

545, 000.00

225, 500.00
216,000.00

400,000.00

200,000.00
140,000.00

234, 000.00
200,000.00

76,000.00

48,000.00
40,000.00

65,000.00
28,000.00

11, 200.00
12,000.00

42,000.00

30,000.00
16,000.00

6,500.00

4,805, 423. 41

Total..

2, 809, 032. 94

7, 509, 111.93

207, 087

1 This includes total Mingo drainage bonds which includes part of Wayne County.

Compilation of loss and damage caused by the overflow of the St. Francis River

and its tributaries in Stoddard County, Mo.

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Dwelling houses destroyed and damaged...
Barns and other buildings destroyed and

damaged.
Number of work stock (horses and mules)

lost.
Cattle lost.
Hogs lost..
Poultry lost.
Damage to household goods.
Damage to farm implements
Damage to feed stuifs.
Damage to planting seed.
Cost of replanting.
Loss of rents..
Number of miles of fence destroyed and

damaged...
Loss and damage to growing cotton crops.
Loss and damage to other growing crops.
Loss and damage to matured crops.
Damage to private roads and bridges.
Damage to private drains and ditches.
Business losses.

2,000 5,000 10,000

1,000 18,000

1, 200 50,000 20, 000 60,000 368,000

1,500 2,500 5,000 1,000 10,000

2,000 50,000 20,000 15, 000 200,000

3,500 7,500 15,000

2,000 28,000

3, 200 10,000 40,000 75,000 568,000

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Stoddard County, Mo., produced in 1925, 21,007 bales of cotton; in 1926, 9,916 bales; in 1927, 4,237 bales; to Nov. 14, 1928, 2,062 bales.

Statement showing development of, and resulting liens to lands in Wayne County, Mo.

Number and

Amount paid

Amount ow-Amount past

due

ing

amount

496, 000

35,000 246, 000 250,000

1,200

700
13,000

51
76

$6, 479, 889,

$1, 278, 936

Total acreage.
Acreage subject to St. Francis River overflow..
Acreage cleared land in county.
Acreage timbered and cut-over land in county.
Principal towns and their population:

Piedmont.

Greenville
Total population of county
Miles of railroad.
Miles of improved highway.
Principal crops and their average yield per acre:

Wheat, 15 bushels.
Corn, 20 bushels.

Hay, 34 ton.
Taxable assessed valuation of real estate, 1928..
Taxable assessed valuation of personal prop-

erty, 1928.
Taxes assessed on real estate, payable 1928.
Taxes assessed on personal property, payable

1928.
Delinquent general taxes on real estate and per-

sonal property.
Miles of levee (St. Francis River)
Total drainage bonds issued..
Total road bonds issued.
Interest on road bonds paid.
Interest on road bonds unpaid.
Total school bonds issued...
Interest on school bonds unpaid.
Total improvement bonds issued.
Interest on improvement bonds unpaid..
Total first mortgages on real estate as reported
by 18 loan companies.

Total...

$205, 700.00

35, 270. 40

43, 202.66

$43, 202. 66

4
1 $200,000

$28,000
75,000

172, 000.00

52, 150

35, 000 52, 150.00 37, 500.00 50,000.00 37, 500.00

50,000

270, 917. 67

103,000

939, 240.73

43, 202. 66

1 Part of Wayne County in Mingo drainage district. Total bonds included in Stoddard County,

Compilation of loss and damage caused by the overflow of the St. Francis River and

its tributaries in Wayne County, Mo.

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Statement of existing indebtedness, past payments, etc., of Little River Drainage

District of Missouri and St. Francis Levee District of Arkansas

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$8, 288,000

3,986, 400

12, 274, 400

Little River Drainage District of Missouri, embracing counties of

Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, New Madrid, Pemiscot,
Scott, and Stoddard: 1
Total drainage bonds issued.

$11, 100, 000 $2, 812,000.00 Interest on drainage bonds paid.

5, 346, 718.00 Interest on drainage bonds unpaid. Total....

8, 158, 718.00 St. Francis Levee District of Arkansas, embracing counties of

Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Mississippi, Poinsett, and
St. Francis: 1
Total levee bonds issued ?

6, 850,000 1, 215,000.00 Interest on levee bonds paid.

4, 460, 131. 04 Interest on levee bonds unpaid. Total...

5, 675, 131. 04

5, 635,000

7, 205, 905

12, 840, 905

1 The proportional burden of the lands in each county for the indebtedness of these districts, past pay: ments, etc., is not included in the totals given in the separate statements pertaining to each county here tofore shown, and such indebtedness, past payments, etc., is in addition to that shown in such statements.

: The amount of bonds and certificates of indebtedness issued and paid prior to 1900 was not available.

Compilation of loss and damage caused by the overflow of the St. Francis River and Summary of improvement assessments paid, existing liens for unpaid improvement

its tributaries in Arkansas and Missouri, 1927-28 The following losses and damages could not be allocated to each county and year and are not included in total losses and damages of each county. Public highways and bridges.

$386, 952. 16 Public utilities

25, 500.00 Public schools.

63, 947. 00 Lumber industry

1, 226, 820.00 Railroads.

53, 290. 84

Total...

1, 756, 510.00

assessments, showing portion delinquent

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Clay County, Ark..
Craighead County, Ark
Crittenden County, Ark.
Cross County, Ark.
Greene County, Ark.
Lee County, Ark.
Mississippi County, Ark.
Poinsett County, Ark.
St. Francis County, Ark.
Butler County, Mo.
Dunklin County, Mo.
New Madrid County, Mo.
Pemiscot County, Mo.
Scott County, Mo.
Stoddard County, Mo.
Wayne County, Mo.
St. Francis levee district of Arkansas..
Little River drainage district of Missouri.

Total...

$2,087, 200.00 $5,004, 658. 19

3, 285, 626.00 9, 307, 149.00
3,623,000.00 12, 971, 542. 93
1, 265, 500.00 4,811, 847. 75
1,856,800.00 4, 268, 062. 07

503, 582. 31 4, 396, 306.37
7, 226, 425.00 30, 572, 888. 66
3,098, 821. 56 20, 285, 666.75
1, 301, 601. 64 4,894, 729. 12
3,933, 486.72 6,946, 185. 96
3, 333, 516. 42 9, 508, 807. 63
4, 662, 082. 38 10, 740, 949. 87
6, 714. 982. 12 12, 531, 975. 10
2,003, 914. 23 5, 400, 273. 22
2, 809,032. 94 7, 509, 111.93

103, 000.00 939, 240. 73
8, 158, 718.00 12, 274, 400.00
5, 675, 131.04 12, 840, 905.00

43,000.00
100, 868. 21
89, 900.00
26, 280.00
124,000.00

12,000.00
437, 954.00
69, 334. 68
33, 800. 74
237, 573. 80
426, 517.30
185, 777.31
404, 068. 96
188, 355.00
207, 087.00
43, 202. 66

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Total acreage in above counties..
Total acreage of cleared land in above counties
Total acreage subject to overflow by St. Francis River and its tributaries.

6, 637, 700
4, 026, 312
2, 455, 580

Summary of compilation of loss and damage caused by the overflow of the St. Francis

River and its tributaries in Arkansas and Missouri

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Clay County, Ark.
Craighead County, Ark.
Crittenden County, Ark.
Cross County, Ark.
Greene County, Ark.
Lee County, Ark..
Mississippi County, Ark.
Poinsett County, Ark..
St. Francis County, Ark.
Butler County, Mo.
Dunklin County, Mo.,
New Madrid County, Mo.
Pemiscot County, Mo.
Scott County, Mo.
Stoddard County, Mo.
Wayne Coomty, Mo.
Loss and damage not allocated to each county:

Public highways and bridges..
Public utilities
Public schools.
Lumber industry.
Railroads.

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Total...

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EXHIBIT B
SUPPLEMENT TO STATEMENT SHOWING DEVELOPMENT OF ST. FRANCIS RIVER

BASIN AND RESULTING LIENS TO LANDS THEREIN—Also L088 AND DAMAGE
RESULTING FROM THE FOODS OF 1927 AND 1928 ST. FRANCIS RIVER AND TRIBU-
TARIES IN ARKANSAS AND MISSOURI

INTRODUCTION
The St. Francis River Flood Control Association, believing that the Report
of the Corps of Engineers, United States Army, made under section 10 of the
act of the Seventieth Congress approved May 15, 1928, and having relation to
the control of floods on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, including the
St. Francis, would be prepared and ready for submission to Congress by the
Secretary of War at its December session, 1928, prepared and compiled a state-
ment reflecting the development of the St. Francis River Basin and resulting
liens to lands therein; also loss and damage resulting from the floods of 1927 and

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1928 due to overflow of the St. Francis River and its tributaries in Arkansas and Missouri. This statement was not submitted to the Committees of the Congress of the United States at its December 1928, session for the reason that the Corps of Engineers, United States Army, had not then made their final report under the authority of the Flood Control Act of May 1928.

The St. Francis River Flood Control Association is now advised that the final report of the Corps of Engineers, United States Army, has now been transmitted to the Secretary of War, and that same is now ready for submission to Congress in accordance with section 10 of the act of Congress before referred to.

Acting upon such information and being desirous, if opportunity offered, of submitting to Congress through its proper committees, information and data reflecting existing conditions, the St. Francis River Flood Control Association has prepared information and data supplementing that hereinbefore referred to, and compiled in the year 1928; this data and information are hereinafter shown in this supplement and should be read and construed along with the compilation made for the year 1928. The facts reflected by this 1929 supplemental statement were obtained in the same manner as was the information in the 1928 compilation.

Of the 16 counties in Missouri and Arkansas subject to overflow by the St. Francis River and its tributaries, the counties of Clay, Craighead, Greene, and Mississippi in Arkansas, and Butler, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott, and Stoddard in Missouri suffered no flood loss or damage during the year 1929. It will be noted, however, that Stoddard County, in Missouri, was partly overflowed; but for the reasons shown on page 33 of this Supplement, no direct damage resulted. The counties of Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Poinsett, and St. Francis in Arkansas, and Dunklin and Wayne in Missouri, suffered flood loss and damage in the year 1929. The total flood loss and damage in these counties for the year 1929 was $2,350,610, making an aggregate of flood loss and damage caused by the overflow of the St. Francis River and its tributaries in Arkansas and Missouri for the years 1927, 1928, and 1929 of $22,539,824.50.

In preparing our 1928 compilation a very important phase of the question involved was overlooked. The information shown therein included, (but did not separately state, the amount of bonds, issued and aid, interest coupons, outstanding and paid, proceeds of which were expended solely for protection from flood waters. In addition, the 1928 compilation did not include the amount spent for maintenance of flood control construction, nor special costs incurred in fighting high waters to hold flood control works intact. On page 37 of the 1929 supplement this information is shown and is self-explanatory.

We desire at this point to direction attention to an error appearing on page 38 of the 1928 compilation. The heading of this page is erroneous; as written, it declares the amounts shown as past due to be wholly improvement assessments which is not correct. The amounts there shown as past due are the total of the delinquent assessments for improvements and the delinquent general taxes. On page 38 of the 1929 Supplement we have separated these two items, both as same existed at the time of the 1928 compilation and as same now exists as reflected by the 1929 investigation.

It will be noted that present delinquent general taxes on real estate in 1929 is $1,939,792.39, as compared to $1,947,687.00 in 1928, a decrease of $7,894.61; delinquent improvement assessments in 1929 are $711,467.54 as compared to $682,032.66 in 1928, an increase of $29,424.88; total delinquent general taxes and improvement assessments on real estate in 1929 are $2,651,259.93 as compared to $2,629,719.66 in 1928, an increase in total delinquency of $21,540.27.

The total bonded indebtedness for improvement districts in this area in 1929 is $238,776,603.65 as compared to $234,897,433.64 in 1928, an increase of $3,879,170.01; the amount paid in 1929 is $66,435,822.14 as compared to $61,641,420.36 in 1928, an increase of $4,794,401.68; the balance outstanding in 1929 is $172,340,781.51 as compared to $173,256,613.28 in 1928, a decrease of $915,231.77.

We respectfully submit that the 1929 compilation supplementing that of 1928, reflects a situation in the St. Francis area equally as serious as that existing in 1928; that the necessity for relief, both adequate and immediate, is as urgent now, if not more so, than in 1928; that unless remedial measures are in some manner provided, the situation will continue to become more acute, leading ultimately to the abandonment of a great alluvial agricultural valley, with a value far in excess of the cost necessary for its protection.

LANDGON R. JONES,

President. Chas. E. COLLINS,

Secretary.

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