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KNTKIIBU ATT1IR WHTOFKICU, IIAYTI,
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I-or President, Woodrow Wilson,
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Kor Governor, Elliot V. Mujor,
Kor Liuuteuunt Governor,
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THE GOSSOM CASE.
Tht' thousand -eyed spider in
, its last week issue took another i ties of the law. We know of no
sideswipe at Judge Gossom to I one except the Argus who assev
' the "delight" of the Republican 'crates to the contrary The Ar
Boosters Club. The littleness gUS is a great stickler for
of the Argus is made clear by precise obedience to the law
the bosh and tommyrot contain-; when its enemies are on the grid
ed in itsarticleundertheheading, iron, or in the spot-light, but
"The Gossom Case," and its when its friends are involved it
unfairness is plainly shown by , ,
., . , . sues no harm m shooting curves
its perversion and suppression
of the exact facts. It paints (around the law, as is demons! rat
Judge Gossom as black as Hades ' ed by what it said last week in
and not a white spot does
it leave upon the canvas the col
ors are all of sombre hues. In
its spiderific way it intimates,
suggests and insinuates that
Judge Gossom has committed
some high misdemeanor or griev-
"" crime, essaying to impress
its readers with the idea, or to
inoculate them with the "done"
that Judge Gossom is the guilti
est of guilty men and the most
abandoned criminal who ever
wore shoe leather or escaped the
clutches of the law. It places
upon him the stigma of an indi
vidual destitute of morality, re
creant to the essential duties of
jitizenship and a disrespecter of
the criminal laws of his state. It
undertakes to wrap around him
and encompass him in the man
tle ot ignominy and disgrace,
and hold him up to public gaze
and scrutiny as a man who has
ostracized himself by his own ne
farious conduct from society and
proven himself conclusively a
derelict in the sea of humanity.
Why? We pause here for re
flection. Yes, why? Merely
because the county court paid
him a small, trifling and incon
siderable sum to reimburse him
for what he had expended in at
tending some preliminary exam
inations and in looking after the
proper enforcement of the crimi
nal laws of the state and per
forming the official duties im
posed upon him as an officer of
the law. Judge Gossom has
made a good and efficient servant
of the people, and has saved the
tax payers since he has been in of
lice a large sum of money, and his
record is the basis for this state
ment, and no man has the auda
city nor the mendacity nor the
maliciousness to deny the truth
of this assertion, nor even will
the calloused Argus do so, and
yet, fair as it pretends to be and
us careful to do no man-injustice
as it proclaims, the Argus said
not one word of commendation
orin favor of its victim, but like a
spider proceeded without mercy.
In looking back over the life of
Judge Gossom while in office and
and serving the good people of
Pemiscot county as a faithful
prosecutor, and the long and try
ing hours of his labor and toil in
their behalf, and viewing the full
measure ot ins devotion to tne
duties of his office, the Argus
sees not a single rny of sunshine,
nor a single flower, nor a single
deed of rightousness, bit all is
thorns and thistles and dark and
gloomy and the horns of the devil
n other words, in dealing with
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Minirin. The iriuiri t-lijit, men do is
the evil they do lives after them."
Rut, we ask, what evil has Judge
Gossom donev His n-eatest
Uosson (torn. his unit hi
wrong is that of not doing to
suit everybody, and if he did this
he would be unlike any other
mortal that, ever lived.
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and it seems to us unit vie,,,,,,,, he may pay therefoi.and ,
have read somewhere in the j,UV(i j,0 amount allowed him.
pages of an old and ancient, Thus it JH custimar,v to allow of-1
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crucified. Hut we ask again
and again and over and over what
Judge Gossom has done to merit
such vile abuse and calumny as
has been heaped upon his head
by this thousand-eyed .spider,
this assassin of character. Pri
thee, has Judge Gossom .shot
down a man in cold blood? Has he
destroyed his neighbor's home?
Has he accepted a bribe? Has '
he committed treason? No, he
has done none of these things,
He has only received apoorlittlc
sum to pay his rig hire which he
thought he was ju,stly entitled to
and which he WAS justly entitled i
to regardless of the technical!
regard to a certain matter, whicli
is us follows:
'The law declares that no mem
ber of the county court shall be
a party to any contract, with the
county, which would seem to be offense to receive any fee not due
placing Mr. Green in a critical ol. ivward for his official services;
position in this connection. How., take a fee or
ever, various attorneys, when ,
consulted as to the legal phase of P.v f,,"' outsiders to prosecute
these accounts, have stated that, anyone for a violation of the law.
in their opinion, Judge Green and if he did this he would be re
had not violated the law in male-, c,-ivjn(r tt reward and would vic
ing such purchases Further, , ,. ,f h nt.
more, even if he had technically , ' l
violated the law, the county was -,f mU tn the county court for
a gainer by the transaction and, fees which he claimed the law
hence, was not hurt in the least." ulluwed him, which hi had not
earned or that was not due, then
Why could not the Argus, in he would be asking a fee in viola
view of the above, have said tion of this section. Hut did
about Judge Gossom instead of Judge Gossom receive a fee from
what it did say that he had made PiMniscot county that was not
a good officer and had served the due or to which he was not en
people well, and had saved the titled r No. lie did not even
tax payers many dollars, and as ask a lee and the money paid him
the law allowed him no pay for
attending and conducting pre
liminary H examinations, and as
'his salary was a mere nominal
stipend, and as the legislature
by oversight had failed to pro
vide a fee for prosecuting at
torneys in preliminary ex
aminations, and as lie had to pay
the expense for rig hire lor at
tending such examinations out
of his own earnings, there was
nothing wrong about the pay
ment by the county of the ex
pense he was put to in hiring rigs
to attend such examinations, es
pecially because he was engag
ed in enforcing the law of the
state and protecting the
rights of the citizens?
Whatever the Argus or its re
publican comrade may say. and
whatever the political enemies of
Judge Gossom may say, and
whatever the law may really be,
the fact remains that Judge Gos
som acted honestly, fairly and
reasonably in receiving the mon
ey to defray his livery expenses
in attending preliminary examina
tions, and not only this, he based
his action in the matter upon law.
There is no law saying he was
not entitled to such expenses,
at least with all the diligent and
assiduous search by his enemies,
it has not been found if it exists.
But in the 210 Mo. IWI, the Su
preme Court of Missouri say as
Conceding there are no fees
allowed lor the delivery of a deed
after recording, or for transmit
ting a deed from one county to
anotller. yet the statute does not
con template that he should pay
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performance of his ollieial duty.
Fees are the income of an office.
ouunys inhoivntly differ. An of-
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bie thS" widow's1 cruse of oKi
Therefore those statutes relating
to fees, to an income, auci the ie
Htrulnsr those statutes, have no-
thhiir to do with this case relat-
Mie,'e the law re
ii-e mi nflWr to do what ne
cisions of this court strictly con-
mures 1111 otiicei- to no w mil ne
,,ltuiriitoK mi evnenrlitiii-e of
, ticers exuenses lor fuel, cleric
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Judge Gossom testified in the,
trial of his case, that upon this
law he believed he was entitled
to such expenses, and we think
so, too, with all due respect for
the opinion of others. If Judge
Gossom was mistaken he was
honestly mistaken, but if we do
not misunderstand the above law,
then he was not mistaken at all.
The following is the statute he
was prosecuted for violating:
Sec. 'J10:5. Exacting Illegal
Fees. Every officer who
shall, by color of his office,
unlawfully and willfully ex
act or demand or receive any
fee or reward to execute or
do his duty, or for any official
act done or to be done, that
is no! due, or more than is
due. (r before it is due, shall
upon conviction be adjudged
guilty of a misdemeanor,
(li. S. m)
We have read and studied the
above section carefully, and have
applied thereto the facts as we
understand them, and for the
life o' us we cannot see how
Judge (tossoiu violated this sec-
Thi.s section makes it an
was not paid as fees, but instead
he told the county court at the
time the law allowed him no fee
and he was entitled to no fee in
such cases, and stated to the
court that he only asked the
court to make the allowance if
they thought it proper to
pay the expenses he had been
out for rig hire. Fees and ex
penses are different things, oth
erwise the dictionary is sadly at
fault. A fee is an allowance creat
ed by express statute as. compen
sation for the performance of
official duties, while expenses is
something one has paid out. Fees
and expenses are very simple
words and there is no necessity
for confounding the two.
Not only these thincrs. but
Judge Gossom, to show that he
intended at no time any wrong,
offered to return the money he
had received in payment for rig
hire if the county court thought
he should do so and should re.
quest him to no so, but he did
not. propose to pay cms money
back merely uecaii.se tus enemies
demanded him to do it. Again,
two of the judges of the county
court refused to ask Judge Gos
som to p.iy this money back and
said that they thought he was en
titled to it when they paid it to
him and that they still thought
so, and that wnat was done in
tin county court ordering Judge
Gossom to refund this money
was without their sanction or
authority and was for the pur-
1 m carrying mini pniiunw
.scheme to defeat him lor re-
- 1 election, and this is about all
th,M.P is to the fight tint is being,
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done and if there is any real
wrong therein it would take a high
power microscope to find it and
then it would bc m. infinitesimal
thf,t it would take a thousand.
ivyeu mourner 10 sec u.
If there ever was a man hound-
ll ll,u,t '-" ' "" " ""Ul ,,,M,,m-
(!d by his enemies and brow-beat-
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and maligned and maltreated
- '"d slandered and libeled it is
Juduc Go&soiii. and he has borne
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n'-speoted the laws winch ho
WOre to upheld, and the full- and
reasonable people of t his county
are going to stund by him-tothe
last ditch, audit is our solemn
prediction that on the ?ith day of
November next the people will
say to him: "Well done thou
good and faithful servant; for the every thing and every body con
services you have rendered us ncoted with a public trust, both
in the past, we shall displease in the county and the city of Ca
your enemies by keeping you ', ruthersville, and the criticism it
where you are." ' level at Judge Gossom is but the.
We would not go to the length continuation of a vicious habit.
we have on this subject if it were
only a matter 01 dealing wuii a
republican newspaper, but a,
some uniniformed voter might he
misled by what the Argus has
had to say, we feel that it is our
duty to do so. The Argus is a
natural critic of public officers.
It criticized Judge Riley while on
the bench, and then it criticized
Judsre Faris. and now it says that '
Judge Kelly will "likely" make a
good judge, and m this word
"likely" we read th'1 future of
Judge Kelly. It has entirwed
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for an investment.
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When an officer of this bank sec a depositor making steady
gains in his balances, our confidence in him grows.
When a depositor who has won our confidence requires
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The merchant, the builder, the fanner who does business
at this bank, receives its financial support when he needs it.
We invite all who want the strong resourceful bank to be
come depositors of the
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I Whatever we ma. say in the
last issue of the Herald before
the election, will depend entirely
i upon what others say, and our
.mugwump contemporaries can
I nn mririi sinnu.'nv our iii'miinmils
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are going to stay with Old Demo-
(Tpoy until the guns are siVnt.
' the n '"" '"l- nw-.v
Who is running a demooritie
you. ask your druggist.
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