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THE WEEKM TRIB'
CAPE GIRARDEAU TRIBUNE, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2. 1918.
CAPE COUNTY IS
$30,090 OVER THE
BOND ISSUE TOP
This City Goes Over So High
That It Carries Whole
County With It
SMALL TOWNS MAKE
President Stafford Pie aped With
Tilset Work And Other
After a few days of united and
: trenuous work Cape Girardeau coun
ty went ever the top in the Fourth
Liberty Loan campaign by more than
On Thursday and Friday of last
woek .special comittees visited school
districts that were still behind with
their quotas and met with pood suc
cess. A the end of the two days'
drive the county was still behind
r.boul ?'-0,ii;;. Special efforts
ior another day cr two to put the
county over as a whole. Although
several school districts are still be
hind. Last Friday night a delegation of
12 or 1 citizens of the Tilsit district
came t the Cape in response to a
request from the Liberty Loan organ
ization for a conference in regard to
the Durehro of bonds. When the
matter v.v.? crpl'-d fjl!yt rail the
character of locen o'i'cfjiated, tf.
Tilsit citizens were willing buyers.
The district went over the top by
more than $1,000.
On Monday of this week D. N
Stafford, H. L. Albert, deputy Mar
shal George Orchard and Harry
Minion went to the Amcberg district
in the north end cf th county to as
cerain why th? district wa3 not buy
ing its quota. It was reported that
thr-i-;. was an agreement there among
th- people cf th" diftvirt tint no one
world l;;jy more than $"0 worth of
bonds. Such an agreement was re
garded as a conspiracy to interfere
with the government war activities
and Marshal Orchard accompanied
the committee to investigate the ru
mor. Mr. Stafford stated that the com
mittee was hospitably receive! in the
district. :.nd th;,' the people were
patriotic and wilting to buy- the
builds when told what they were ex
pected to do. Many of them were
net in touch with the situation, Mr.
Stafford said, and did not understand
the nature of th;? financial transaction
involved in the purehaso of bonds.
S nie of them only take one paper,
P'mhiswM in trie dormm language i
and were net well pestcd. Th-. dis
trict cxcrvd-rl its r:ota about $130.
Much credit ir- due Frank J Tacke,
the merchant thei-e. who is sale
agent for the dietiict, the committee
.'aid. He hor.sird T'e -airs in every
way possible and materially aided
Cape Girardeau city exceeded its
qur.la about $S30C0. Its quota was.
$"44,000, while the sum of $427,200 '
Jackson also exceeVled its quota
about $12000. A good many dis
tricts have exceeded their quotas,
while a few have failed, so far, to
rni-e their quota
The following ir. a complete report
of lwrd:"; soM and the quotas for the
school distiicts cf th county up to
Wednesday norn. Reports of new
sales continue to come in, however,
and it is probable that most of the
districts will final'y go over the top.
Districts Quota Sub.
High Hill S2S00 $2800
New Wei1. Wr.O lftGOO
Shawnee ru-n . S0 8.150
rtuckcyo 710O 7100
Appleton 6750 7400
Apple Creek 10200 ' 7300
Amsburg 11S00 11950
Hildebrand 5150 3450
Crites'.llle v (IG50 6650
Daisy 7750 7800
Gcshem CS50 6450
Oak Ridge 17500 18450
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HENRY KUSS AND
Merchants Refused To Trade
With Them Aud Barbers
Wouldn't Cut His
HE REPENTS AND THEN
BUYS S1,000 IN BONDS
Campster District Neighbors
Raise Ban And Will Again As
sociate With Him
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuss have sur
rendered unconditionally. An arm
istice was declared Monday night at
the Campster school house, when
Kuss and wife made peace overture.-,
which were acceptable to the Allied
forces and hostilities were declared
oiT. Mr. Kuss bought $1,000 of 4th
Liberty Loan bonds, and he and his
wife signed a written apology, re
gretting their past conduct and prom
ising to do better in the future.
Mr. Kuss agi-eed to surrender after a
scries of unpleasant incidents, which
covered a week of activities. Before
he raised the white flag as a token o'f
defeat, he fought a midnight battle
with a company of boys in front of
his home Sunday night. The boys
went there for tho purpose cf paint
ing the Kuss home yellow, indicating
the attitude of the., faraiiy toward the
Four boys, carrying a sprinkler of
yellow paint, left their automobile in
front of the Ku:-s home. They be
gan pcining he paint on the walk
leading to the house. The front
poreh was painted yellow. According
to t:io boys, Kuss and Yen dor Lippe,
an enemy alien, who is said to be en
gaged to one of the Kuss daughters,
were eniPfncht-d in th attic, armed
with pump gun?.
Several shots wore fired but non of I
the beys were hurt. When the pa
triotic youngsters departed, they
were used as targets by Kuss and
Yen der Lippe Shot guns belched
forth and great quantities of shot
...i ii i i t
irg the cixcitemer.t ere of the Kuss,
daughters fainted, j
Kuss telephoned a Cape Girardeau'
decter, askirg him to go to the Kuss
hore. He was requested to blow hi'3!
he-rn four t'nies on reaching the scene j
in order that Kuss might know it
was a doctor instead of a disturber!
The physicians begged to be excused.
This induced Kuss and his wife to
be-gin pence- negotiations. The pre
vious day tho merchants in Haarig
had refused to transact business with
Kuss. He delivered an assortment
of eggs to town, iiut the merchants
refused to buy them. After he had!
failed to peddle his hen fruit, he went!
to Kassel's barber shop to have his J
whiskers mowed. Kuss climbed into:
an empty chair. The barber straDned 1
his razor for awhile, then placed it
in the rack and sat down and began
reading a paper.
"I want a shave," remarked Kuss.
"Want In one hand and spit in the
othor and soe which gets full first,",
remarked the barber.
Kuss .jumjod out of the chair and
started to enter another. The barber
m charge of it told him there "was
nothing doing." Kuss then appealed
to Mr. Kassel, the proprietor.-
"I have bean patronizing you a
long time," remarked Kus.3.
"But we can't serve you any more,"
said Mr. Kassel.
With that Kuss left the shop. He
visited seveal other shops in Haarig
but the barbers refused to shave
Finally he appeared at Mike
O'Connors shop on Main street,
where he was not recognized. j
Leonard Scherer, was in tho chair
beside Kuss began to dicusss the
Kuss case " "That old reprobate," re
marked Scherer, "Ought to be chased
out of the community."
Everyone was speechless when a
man crawled out from under a pile
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SCARE VICTIMS, BUT GET LITTLE
Night Prowlers Enter Residences, Through
Windows, In All Parts Of The City-Many
Cape Girardeau has been under the
spell of the burglar scare for the past
week and householders have been
sleeping with one eye open, with oi'cd
up and brightened weapons close at
hand. Chills and thrills have been
seizing the women folks every time a
hinge creaks, or a window rattles,
and they have been also in dreadful
suspense lest they be awakened from
slumber by an actinic glare thrown in
their face by "Flash-Light Jack."
The absence of noises made bv foot
steps seems to indicate that the bur
elar is well trained in this form of
crime and is in the professional class, j
' 'I. n I.. 1 m 1 wv .'-1 m- twrmmii
the noiselessness of a cat, it is said
by all whose hocse wsere visited and
did not make any racket even when
running over a floor. In the large
cities burglars use a sandal made of
sheepskin, the soft side being worn
on the outside to come in contact with
the floor. When the burglar reaches
a house he intends to work he takes
oc his shoes and puts on th-re sandals,
off his shoes and pets on these sand
als The pessy-footed nature of the
operation indicate that these sandalpj
The burglarising commenced on
the night of Thursday night, Oct. 17.
The home of E. G. Fischer, at 542
SouthPaeific street, was visited, the
the thief gettine into the house
through a dining room window which t
was not locked. Mr. Fisher foend his
pants in an alley running westj
through the block across the street
from his residence the r.cxt mcming
and knew nothing of thea burglar's
visit until he got up and found the
pantaloons missing. A diamond ring
worth $50 which was in a pocket of
the pants, was gone, and also two
dollars in money.
Th burglar reached the home of
Fred Haupt, a block west of the Fis
cher home, at 12:30 the same night,
a half hour after Mr. Haupt left to go
to work at the Frisco shops, where
he is employed Mrs. Haupt and chil
dren were sleeping in a room in the
northwest part of the house and she
was awakened by the opening of a
door leading on the south. There
was a light burning in this room.
The door always makes a noise
when it is opened and when she
heard the racket she called out to her
boy. When she found that he was
Goes Overkhe Top!
not up Mrs, Haupt bravely jumped
cut of bed and ran into the kitchen j
and got there in time to see a man!
running as hard as he could through
the yard. She got real close to the'
man and could have discerned his!
features if he had been facing in her t
direction. He wore a dark suit, she
said, and was of medium height. Af-j
ter she rushed into her bsd room and
got her revolver and returned to the!
kitchen he was out of sight. j
Mr. Haupt's watch, which cost $35,
when purchased e.ght years ago, and
35 cents were taken from the kitchen
cabinet. The thief removed a icreen
at a kitchen window which was not '
locked and entered the house in that!
means. He evidently opened the
kitchen door and unfastened the
screen door in preparation for a quick
get away before beginning operations
Mrs. Haupt had $100 in money and
$250 In Liberty bonds in the room in
which she was sleeping and the bur
glar was evidently headed for the
room to ransack it 1 when scarod
away by her voice. Mr. Haupt put
his money and bond;', in the bank the
At fifteen minutes after one the
same night Mrs. Tom Juden was
awakened from slumber when a light
from a flash lamp was flashed in her
face. Her bed faced the rear kitchen
window, with the door between the
bed room and the kitchen standing
ajar. When Mrs Juden was awaken
ed by the lgbt the bcrglar had raised
the screen and was trying to crawl in
the window, which was not closed.
When she called .to Mr. Juden to get
his revolver, that there was a bur
glar in the house, the burelar ran
around the corner and disappeared,'
dropping a bott'e of medicine which
was standing on the table in front of
the window on the ground at the cor
ner of the house. ;
The hocse adjoining Juden's on the
south, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Her
man Bohle was entered the same
night. The burglar or burglars, got
in through an unlocked bath room
window, and ransacked the lower sto
ry. The family were sleeping up
stairs. Fifty cents was all the loot
found by the robber there.
Tho home of C. M. Lutz, at 843
Themis, was entered by the burglar
on the same night, through an un
locked window. Mr. Lutes and his
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MISS WASEH LEAVES
FOR WAR TRAINING
PreUy Cap Girl To Enter Re
serve Hospital In Kansas
Mis Louise Jcnnette Wcerii, the
daughter of 31 r. ar.t Mr3. H.
C. Wasom. departed Wednesday af
ternoon for Kansas City to enter the.
United Stattjs Reserve Hospital for
training as a nurse.
Aft"r a pivbiitiona'-y pe.iod of
two weeks Miss VYasen will reve?c
board and lodging and ,-i salary irom
tho government, ,4 s sho. is on.'y 1'J
years of ape and a nurse is not al
lowed to d overseas fluty until 21
years old, :he will probably remain
in the Uniud States for hospital
duty after receiving Ucr training.
The yce-ng lady has hid her heart
set on the career of a nurse for
some time and her parents finally
gave their consent. Her friends be
lieve sho will be very srecssful in her
HERE FROM FRANCE
Eramett Tricky Was Hurt When
German Shell Exploded
Emmett Tricky, wounded on the
Chateau-Thiery front in F ranee by an
exploding shell on May 25th, armed
here Wednesday night to spend a 14
day furlough with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Tricky of North
Painter Ave. He is still affected by
physical disabilities and walks with a
limp. Trickey got back from France
three weeks ago and has been at a
military hospital in Xew York since
gTricky is in the motor transport
service and was hauling supplies to
the trenches from the supply base
when wounded. His jaw bone and
and shoulder blade were broken and
he suffered other wounds.
Tricky enlisted before his number
was called in the draft and had been
in Franc more than 9 months. He
in ranee more than nine months. He
wears nine months service stripes
around his sleeve.
BERLIN IS TOLD
TO CAN KAISER
President Declares People Can Not
Negotiate With Men Who Plann
ed The War And Prosecuted It
GERMAN PEOPLE, BUT NOT SELF
Asserts To Deal With Present Gov
ernment Of Germany Does Not
Meet Aims Of The War Wants
LONDON', OCTO'IER 24. The message o? President Yvi!-cn. demand
ing that Germany eliminate the kaiser cr surrnr.der was r cciVed in European
capitc's with f.ll appreciation. This declaration coming
-jaen the i.ceU of the A'lic I victorious .-weep oward the 'Jo ir.r.ii frontier
m-.kes this the greatest wc-'k of the. v.nr. Th? note of President WiNen in
"he opinion of Pari-1 s-nd L:n'on. .': s unconditional surr nder certain
WASHING! ON, OCTOBEiJ 24. F lowing is the text of President. Wil
Yon's reply te Gem-: nj-V poa-o message:
H -.ving received tho solemn and explicit assurance of the German Govrn
ue'uL Jhat it unreservedly wecpi-the term.- of- peace laid riewn in his ad
dress to the Cr ngrcss of the United Siat s on the th of January, 1!)!8. and
!ic pnciplru of setlltracjit enui.ciattd in h s s'llequnt sidrress.-s particular
ly the address of the 27th of September, and that it desires to discuss the
details of ineir application and that this wion and purple emanated, not
from those who h ive hitbi rt dictated German pe.'icy and conducted th
present war pn Germ;.iy- behalf, but from ministers who speak for the
maturity of the Uoifhttag and for an overwhelming majority of the Ger
iran purpose; hrvirg received ::i:.-.o the explicit promise of the present
government that the humane iures of civilized warfare wil' lie lv.ervod both
en land and srei b the Cornran armed force, the president of the Unite!
States feeis that ho c.ir.r.ot decline to take up with the governments with
which the govcrr.mohi o; the United States is associated the question of an
He dee :11s it his iuty ic say again, however, that the only, armistice he
veoud foI justified in m lniiilting fcr etnsideTatie.n wculd he pro whichi
leaves th Un ted State? and the powers associated with her in a position
lo enforce any arrangements that may be entered into and make a renewal
of hostilities on the pa it cf Geimany impossible.
'I he president hi.s therefore his correspondence with the present German
puthorttic-s to the goerrauents with which the Government of the United
States is .a.oc.V.red as a belligerent, with the Miggcslion that, if those
governments are di.-poted to eiiYet pace upon the term and principles in
dieatnd, their military i:dviser and the military adviser.; of the United
Slates be asked to submit to the government associated against Germany
the necessary terms of such an ai-miytice as will fully protect the interests
of the peoples in wived ;.nd insure to the associated government the. un
restricted power to safeguard and enforee. the details of the peace to
which the German gevere,n;ent has agreed, provided they deem such an arm
ittice pc?.sible from the military point of view- Should such terms of arm
istice b. suggested, their acceptance by Germany will afford the best con
crete evidence of her uncquivecal acceptance of the terms and princip'es
of peace from which th whole action proceeds.
The president woidd dm himself laikirjr in candor did he not hoint
out in the frankefct pessible terms the reason why extraordinary safe
giiard. can bo demanded. Significant an impoitant as the rtm4!tuticnal
changes see-m to be which are spoken of by the Gorman foreign secretary
"n his note of th.2 2hh of October and doer ret appear that the principle,
a government r spous-iblc to the German people as yet been fully worked
out or that any guarantees either exist cr are in contemplation that the
alterations of principle ar.d ef practice now artiall agreed upon will be
permancn.. Moreover it dees not appear that the heart of the preset!
oifficulty has bem reached.
It may be that future- wars have been brought under th- control of the
German people, but the presnt war has not been; and it i. with the pres
ent war we are dealing. It i csvirient that the German peop'e have no
means cf commanding the acquiscence of the military authorities of the
empire in the popular iil; that the power of the king of Prussia to con
trol the policy of the empire is unimpaired: that the determining initiative
still remains with ti;o?c who have hitherto been the meters of Germany.
Feezing that, the whole peace of the world depends now on plain speak
ing and straightforward action, the president deems it his duty to saj, with
out an attcmntt to soften what may seem harsh, that thc nations of the
world do not and cannot trust the word of thee who have hitherto
been masters cf infinle German policy and to point out once more that in con
cluding peace and and attempting to undo the infinite injuries and injustices of
this war the Government of the United States cannot deal with any but
vrltab'e rcprcscntativi. cf the German people who have been assured cf a
genuine constitutional standing as the real rulers of Germany. If it must
deal with the military masters and the monarchical autocrats of Germany
now, cr if it Js likely to have to deal with them later In regard to inter
national obligations of the German Empire, it must demand, not pac,
negotiations, but surrender. Noting can be gamed by leaving this essr-nal
Accept sir, the renewed assurances of my high consideration.
. TOT (Signed) ROBERT LANSING.
MR. FREDERICK OEDERLIN, , j
Charge d' Affaires of Switzerland, ad interim, in charge of German inter
ests in the United States.
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