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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COtJNTT HEftALn, OCT6BER 17, 1S18.
HENRY KUSS IS LABELEDSLAC5ER D 0 The Clean Plate THE BYHISNEJGHBORS Committee Of Farmers Wait LITTLE RIVER On Him And Ask Him To Buy Liberty Bonds HE ORDERS MEW TO GET OUT OF YABD Dralral MlHQQ00Wr Pkllnd SYSTEM . .OF. . Levees PSfieSae Neighbors Will Not Associate With Him Hereafter-He Will Be Boycotted . 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 ova . p. y Is saving fuel for the nation Is saving money for its users Is helping freight congestion MISSOURI PUBLIC UTILITIESijCO. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 8 , I tf 1 WAR REDUCED LAW SUITS, SAYS CLERK Jefferson City. Srom what attor neys say, the practice of law was never at such a low ebb sincc years before the Civil War. At the opening session of the fall term of the Supreme Court only three lawyers were present. "Almost 60 per cent of the cases in the two divisions are continued as len, clerk of the court, "Many arc dismissed. Usually a continuance by consent means that a compromise is under way: The war has undoubtedly called a great many Missouri lawyers into the service. Graduates of law schools last spring are in the government service almost to a man, and a great many of the old lawyers have given their services to the draft boards. A great many lawyers are seeking appointment as deputy judge advo cates under Provost Marshal Crowder in Washington. they arc reached," said Jacob A. Al Thcre little new litigation. Nev er before were there so many com promises in appea'ed cases, and never so many cases dismissed on stipulations. Since the government assumed con trol of the railroads and the tele graph and telephone companies the policy has been adopted by Director General McAdoo and those under him to avoid all new litigation and com promise o'd suits wherever possible. Nearly all the suits againt rail roads are founded on claims for dam ages. In the past these afforded a most prolific field of operation for lawyers, who invariably took their fees out of such judgments as they could obtain. This practice has come to an end. William Misenh&mer and Char'-es Herman of Allenville were m the city on business yesterday. Political Advertisement Political Advertisement VOTE FOR GISONEY HOUCK, Candidate for Representative to the LEGISLATIVE. His platform is: "Those who get the benefits from the drainage work should bear the bur den. The Little River Corporation should pay for the bridges over the Diversion Channel where it crosses the public roads. But it does not. If elected, I will endeavor to have a law passed to put this cost of several hundred thousand dollars on the Little River Corpora tion and relieve the people." He will appreciate your support Henry Kuss, the well-known far mer, living on the Bloo infield Road about two mi'es from Cape Girardeau, was waited on by a committee of two dozen farmers Sunday night, and when he refused to Imy liberty bonds, they informed him that he would be boy-cot ted by his neighbors. The delegation, which was haaded by Thomas H. Lewis, reached the Kuss home about S o'clock in the ev ening. Mr. Lewis and John Job knocked at the front door and a young man opened the door and in vited them in. 'I'm afraid there are more men here than you have room for," remarked Mr. Lewis. ,'W are here to see Mr. Kuss." . Mr. Kuss then came to the door, and when he Was invited to step out side, he refused. Mrs. Kuss stepped out on the front porch and demanded to know the reasons for the tmex- i pected visit. When she was inform ed, Mr. Lewis said Mrs. Kuss berated them. The ppmmittee was not there to be driven away. They invited Mr. Kuss to subscribe for Fourth Liberty Loan bonds, and he refused. He told them he would decide how many bonds he would buy and from whom: be would purchase, and that if he chose not to buy at all, that was his personal business, and he wouldn't tolerate any interference with his persona rights. The charge was then made by one of the visitors that he was a rich man and that he had only invested $50 in Liberty bonds, and that pur issue. He then invited them to leave his piace and never return, and that he would do aa he pleased about buying bonds. The quarrel between Kuss and John Schwab became so heated, Mr. Lewis said, that it was feared for a time trouble might result. The far mers informed Kuss and his wife that they did not visit his home for the purpose of punishing him, but merely to ask him to buy bonSs. When he refused absolutely, the farmers announced they would not associate with him again, that he was unpatriotic and that people who did visit him wou'd be looked upon as stackers. Hereafter, the farmers in ihat neighborhood will refuse to help him in harvest season, and will not permit him to use any of their machinery. The farmers were from the Camp ster School District, and spent yes terday selling the quota of bonds al lotted to that school district. Henry Keller, the well-known farmer, who was a member of the committee sometime ago loaned Kuss his hay bailer. He announced h weould get possession of it and that Kuss never could borrow any machinery from him tgain. Threshing outfits will be notified that "if they thnv.h grain at the Kuss farm, they cannotdo busi- fhess with any other farmers living in the Campster school district. A committee of farmers were also sel ected to keep a record of persons who visit at the Kuss home. These visi tors will be looked upon as slackers and treated as such. Among those who waited on Kuss Sunday night, were: Richard Spald ing, Joe Job, Arthur Job, John Schwab, "George Schwab, Herman Schabbing, John Schonhoff, Eobert Keller, Henry Keller, Barney Koeh feld and Thomas H. Lewis. These farmers had attended a bond issue meeting at the Campster school house during the afternoon, where Hon. Louis Houck made an address, urging the men to subscribe their quota to. the Fourth Liberty Bond campaign. ;The district was asked to buy $16,000 in bonds. On the two volunteer days, $10,000 of this amount was subscribed. After Mr. Houck's speech the farmers subscribed $6,600 more, putting the district over the top. -It was stated yesterday that the total sum of $16,000 was subscrib ed by thirty-eight farmers. elves to be one-hundred per cent American. Almost every man in the delegation which waited on Kuss were German Americans, but their conduct show them to be all wool and a yard wide when it comes to Ameri canism. . This is the first time thaC a demon stration of this character has been reported in this county. Kuss is considered ono of the wealthiest far mers in the county, and he has one son in the war. Sirs. Kuss was called before the United States Grand Jury 'zst spring on a charge of having said that she could keep her son out of the army, provided she was willing to pay the price. She denied making the statement, but was severely re primanded by members of the Grand Jury, it was stated. NO TREATY NEEDED. If a more comprehensive alliance is desirable between the people of Great Britain and the United States, the surest foundation for its perma nence! has already been ?aid through the processes of 100 years. Farsee ing statesmen and thinkers in both countries hail a more intimate com pact. But it is doubtful if even they realize the extent wc have already traveled in making this an accom plished fact. One may find in England large cen ters of people of Irish descent whose loyalty to the empire is beyond doubt. We have the same class of conservative Irish people of Irish descent here. The very ra"igiou3 movements which have gathered most force in one country have made the greatest headway in the other. The restless epirit of popular progress ir each country has so constantly re acted on the other as to blend our sentiments- and aims in- one common mass. American labor and capital and British labor and capital reach under standing in similar way at nearly ev ery point of contact. England bjas has given us some of our best finan ciers, and the best of our mer chants and engineers have been loan ed or given away in return. These are of course but the effects of one common civilization, the furthest civ ilization the western civilization which has always maintained eco nomic and political independence of Middle Europe and moral freedom from its essentially despotic discipline. OTECE' The Cape City Meat Market, the home of the best meats, has begun its daily delivery service. Deliveries from 7 a.m. to 12 m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. We carry the best meat and sausage on the market. Give us a trial and be convinced. We get fresh eggs every day. Dressed or live poultry is always ready to be delivered to your home. Send your order early for Dressed Poultry. t Gape City Meat Market JOHN L. MILLER, Proprietor 1 16 Independence Street i .-:'. ..- 'PHONE 494 a' . While this-district is made up al most eiasivefy cf -farmers of Ger- jnan descent, they have proved them err-