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The St. Joseph Observer
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1916
To its critics who entertain and instruct, to the
advertisers who are appreciative and life sustaining,
to its enemies whatever may
plaint and discontent, to th
inspiration "in times of joy
boosters of St. Joseph, M
Nebraska who are a stipii
men and women who carri
ter into thousands of horr.
Observer family of men,
where this newspaper
large measure of prosp
ment during the New Y
ST. JOSEPH DECORATION
They Are Far Superior To Those Off
Any City In the United
"St. Joseph Is the most handsomely
decorated city that I have seen ii? niy
travels this year," remarked a Ncjw
York traveling man who mak a only
the large cities of the countr. as h.t
talked to a group of fellow travfelfM
In the Robidoux lobby last nlehi
"During the two weeks ju.-i vau I
have been in Omaha, Sioux City', Den
ver, Salt Lake, St. Paul. Minneapolis,
Kansas City, St. Louis, t'Meago and
here," he continued, "and In all of
those cities none can rosne within a
thousand miles of St. Joepb li point
of decoration and illumination Why,
your street Illumination is simply
grand It is past JjjcriptUn., N'one
of the other cities ilhaTe visited have
anything that will come up tof It half
way, and I can tell you that it makes
a man feel at home mi nww'n him
know that the Chrlstmab tim i here
when he is in St. Jc if" cer
tainly have enterprise nwi-
The credit of St. Joseph's splendid
Illumination Is due to the enterprise
of General Manager J. H. "VaaBrunt
of the street railway systemi for It Is
he who Is furnishing all of' the elec
tric power free of charge, tho business
people of the city being only obliged
to pay the cost of putting up and tak
ing down the Illuminations. St. Jo
seph has certainly been well adver
tised by this stroke of enterprise on
the part of its street railway manager.
WINNER BUYS THE 0. K.
And It May Mean a New Elctrlc Line
to Kansas City Via the
A deal was made tl
which may mean that St
soon have another electr
line to Kan
W. E. Winner, who h
in the line of railway i
purchased what is k
wn as the
ble to Gower
Gower branch of the .
which extends from Tri
and was formerly a pfrt of the St.
Joseph & Grand Island!. Kansas City
line, but which that fcnipany aban
doned about a year tf.d a half ago.
Since the Grand Islafd discontinued
service on the line M has lain dor
mant, but the purehaSo of It by Win
ner indicates tluu ft uill soon be put
The impression prevails that the
lino will be electrified and will be
ruado a part of a new electric system
between St. Joseph and Kansas City.
This will restore to St. Joseph the
heavy trade that was cut off when the
Grand Island discontinued its service
through that rich and heavily popu
GREAT IS MISSOURI
Lonely Man of 94, Father of 41 Chil
dren, Weds Fourth Wife,
39 Years Old ,
Springfield, Mo., Dec. 29. B. DaviB,
94 years old, said to be the father of
forty-one children, thirty-three of
whom are living, was married today
yTn Cabool, Mo., to Mis. M. Macon, I9.
Davis previously liad been married
three times. He bus been in good
health and declared; he was getting
lonesome. Twenty qhildren of Davis
and more than lOO'-of his grandchil
dren attended the ceremony.
For They Could Retreat
The allies couldn't take the G;.1M
poll Peninsula but they havo demon
strated that the Turks and Germans
couldn't prevent them from with
drawing St Loum Times.
bfc the cause of their com
and friends who are its
d grief, to the army of
mri, Iowa, Kansas and
'it and spur, to the good
the message of The Mas-
at Yuletide, to the great
limen and children every
nds sincere wishes for a
y, progress and achieve-
HALF AN INCH SHORTER
(Author in Hiding)
Half an inch, half an inch,
Half an inch shorter.
Whether the skirts are for
Mother or daughter,
Briefer the dresses grow,
Fuller the ripples How,
While whisking glimpses show
More than they oughter.
Flashed all their ankles there
Flashed as they turn In air
What will not women dare?
Though the exhibits show
Some of them blundered.
All sorts and types of pegs
Broomsticks, piano legs
Here and there fairy shapes,
Just built to walk on eggs,
Come by the hundred.
REV. J. J. RAMSEY JAILED
Is Locked Up After the Passionate
Plea of a Girl's Mother
Hastings, Neb., Dec. 23. Falling
upon her knees before the Itev. J. J.
Ramsey, United Brethren pastor,
pleadlngwith him on a business streejj
to sena her aaugnter away, thus spar
ing public disgrace, only to be
spurned and refused, was the experl-'
ence of Mrs. A. A. Cobb of St. Joseph,
Mo., who today filed a complaint with
Chief of Police Crosson, resulting in
this Hastings minister occupying quar
ters In the city jail tonight.
Mrs. May Titel, who came to Has
tings Nev. 17, and who has, it is said,
since lived with and been introduced
to other ministers and churchmen by
the Rev. Mr. Ramsey as his wife, fi
nally broke down, it is alleged, and
confessed all before Chief Crosson and
several Haiitings ministers, then later
told her slory in a sworn deposition,
taken before County Attorney Fouts.
Ministers with whom the Rev. Mr.
Ramsey has been co-operating since
coining here two months ago, visited
him in jail, but Ramsey refused to
talk. Later he told an officer that he
was more sinned against than sinning.
According to Mrs. Tltel's deposition, ,
the Rev. Mr. Ramsey has another wife'
living, and her own husband is also'
living. She said her two children of
11 and 12 years were left with herj
parents when she came to Hastings
with Ramsey on the alleged promise
that they would be married as soon
as her divorce could bo obtained. '
Mrs. Titel claims Ramsey supported ,
her and the two children for two years
in Kansas City, St. Joseph and Leav-i
cuwort. She said Ramsey as a chiro-,
practic physician had often treated i
her. In a signed statement today byi
seven ministers of the local assocla-i
tlon, confidence is placed in the truth'
of Mrs. Tltel's story, and Ramsey's!
prosecution and conviction are urged.
Mrs. Titel Is tonight nt the homo of
L. J. Moore, Woodmen clerk, who co
operated with the Ministerial associa
tion In bringing to light the alleged
facts, after he had received a tip two
weeks ago from another Woodmen
camp, of which the man was a mem
ber. HAS NO PRISONERS
The Jail In Warren County Is Empty,
And There Are Twelve
A dispatch to the St. Louis Globe
Democrat from Montgomery City, Mo.,
says; Judge J. D. Barnett, of this city,
called attention today to an unusual
record Warren county has made dur
ing the last twelve months. There
t haa not been a prisoner In the' county
Jail In a year.
What makes the statement more
significant is tho fact that there are
twelve saloons ln Warren county.
KANSAS CITY THIRD
The Windy City at the Mouth
Kaw Fall Down Below South
Omaha As a Stock Market
Knnsns City has lost one Its great
est claims to commercial supremacy
that of the second largest livestock
market of the country, which title It
has so proudly flaunted for several
years past and what Is worse to the
windy citizens of the Windy City at
the Kaw's mouth, It has lost to a.
hated rival South Omaha, which now
holds second place In the livestock
markets of the world.
This Is shown by the report of the
Nebraska railway commission, which
was made public yesterday, and which
gives the actual figures. It Is a sad
bump for the windjammers at the
Kaw's mouth, who have for years
claimed everything In sight and out
The report says that of the seven
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leauing marKeis 01 me country, uni-
cago leads them all In cattle, hog and
sheep receipts. Omaha Is third in cat-
tie receipts, and second In hog and whereabouts are not distinctly and of the machine was being stacked or1 senate, seeB troublo ahead in the at
sheep receipts. (definitely known, pulled off a little "'" Tn nounYh 'i! 'T "N" tempt ot lnfluential Interests in this
Kansas City trails along third with stunt in Kansas City a few days, be- the butt 0f the old Ttack? was unno coutry wh aro secretly seeking to'
the second prize In cattle receipts and fore Christmas, the sequel of which tlced and all the straw' from thfs brine about a diplomatic break bo
thlrd prize In both the hog and sheep 'was the arrest of W. E. Clark by the year's crop was piled upon it. tweea the United States and the cen-
columns. (police of this city on Christinas day ofhhoumJlTtd had bh5com. tral powers of Europe. A "'ashing-
The following tabulation shows the and his subsequent transportation to succeeded"" ting ItsaTout oHht ton dkpatca says that on Monday
figures which the railway commission Kansas City where Clark Is now stack. It had been imprisoned there Senator Stone advanced the idea that
collected In its search:
Kansas City 1,311,893
St. Louis 994,725
Sioux City 520,548
St. Joseph 447,325
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s. 2:529;067 2.G:046
ty 1.644.752 1,229.983
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Chicago 3.633.157 5,459,345
Omaha 3,214,585 3.147.434
Kansas City 1.800,206 2,053,8.;
flow nnn TOO A 99
Sioux City 347,246
St. Josenh 867.892
Denver 784.672 G84.498
And some more wind is thus deleted
from the Kansas City bladder.
DID A GOOD JOB
Richard Wade Puts a Damper On the
Gentle Art of "Stick-'Em-
ThA Ppntin nrt nf HtioU.'..m..,n
tlemen" was given a rude and start -
line spt-hnnk In St. .Tnspnli nhniit. 1
o'clock Monday morning when John
W. Luppy of Tulsa. Okla.. and
"Skeets" Young of no place in partlc -
ular, who, with their faces ornament -
ed with white cloth masks, and big
44 guns in their hands, stepped Into
Jim Hurley's Senate club rooms at
No. 5123 Edmond street, and in not -
to-be-mistaken tones ordered the oc -
cupants of the room to stick up their
hands and submit to being robbed
Buzz Richardson, Jim Hurley, Hank
Wisherd and one or two others either
fainted and fell back In it, or com
plied. Not so with Uichard Wade, who
ducked beneath a table and opened waded to Kansas City, where the Whereas, Clayton D. Radrord has
fire. When tho smoke cleared away!frJend ot Justice Shepard's friend ob- heen taken from the ranks of thoj The German Viewpoint
"Skeet" was as dead as could bo ftained them, upon the Identification of cfuTby0 duf "S'faS Stas ThUt Gennany ls tho only be,1,S"
wished and Luppy had a bullet Justice Shepard's friend. I placed away on Christmas eve, .erent nation that has shown a dlspo-
through him which Just grazed his Then tne Justice Got Busy Now, on this Christmas day, 1915. sttton to niako concessions to objec-
heart and which will keep him In the' Whereupon Justice Shepard's iro at a special meeting of the directors Uona raised by the United States as
hospital for somo time, after which. roso and ho lost his Christmas spirit, of the Monroe Club, it Is resolved that to tho conduct of the war upon the
ho will face Judge Ryan on a hlgh-j"e 'ued a warrant In his Justice f0i a tro?frtendaand a gSimn Bcas' and hat Au8tria- aa well as
way robbery charge. court ror Clark's arrest on a charge has' been removed rrom our midst. , Germany, wishes to avoid a break in
Richard Wade did St. Joseph a real ot forgery. Clark was arrested in this His public career as n Democrat and relations, is tho German vlewpolnWpr
service tho only effective kind with cl,y and taken back to Kansas City to a member of the city council has met the present strained situation betwAi
hold-up artists. There has been no 'ace tho wrath of the Kaw's mouth h vbilymoanuIaeMh tb Un,ted StatcB and Au8tr,n' "
hold-up since that limo, and thonV-wIll Jlce. And his wrath was bo great Democracy has lost one of its ablest souree closc to the German embassy,
be few more for a long time to come, that he then and there foreswore all advocates, the people one of their discoaslng the situation tonight, said:
"friends' friends" in the ruture. As ablest defenders. "The original statement of the Aus-
nn.i.v RKiniunRP m MPW pba ,1r ,ersely remarked: I , trtan admiralty following the sinklng-
now uear to our hearts is tne old
W,ho runs his stuff flfty-two weeks In
Ho turns up on Monday with good.
And drives out tho blues with his
laughter and cheer.
He never says "Kill it, the people
won't read it,
It don't do no good," nor "I can't
stand tho pace,"
nut comes to the front ( with his
check) like a major., f
And sometimes says "BUI, hettek-
double that space." I
Oh, the old advertiser, the good, ad
Tho safe advertiser, wo all love sq
Skldmore New Era,
iJlHESOURED ON HIS
'Justice Shepard Will Not En
dorse Checks for Friend
ship In the Future
fljQT WITHOUT GOOD
SECURITY AT LEAST
A Former Well.Known St. Joseph Man
Caused the Kansas City Limb of the
Law to Lose All of the Money That
He Had Saved Up With Which to
Buy Christmas Presents, and the
Afnratrl Hpflrlt C!atifr1 RaH Pl.
Ings Toward Bill Clark Who Was
T. .1 fhpttpr Imnwn na "Ttm" Tin
hnnnnn .., n Bhnr, ,,mn nrn pnn.
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ducted' a thirst parlor and also an '
catlng houge on nlIno,B nvenuo ,B
south St. Joseph, but whose present
awaiting trial. Clark was arrested In for four months and fourteen days, evidently there are men and inter
South St. Joseph, where he was dis- u welshed on,y slx,ty Pounds, " ests in this country who would like
i . v .u j seemed to be in good condition. . ..,.. ...
posing of some of the proceeds se- . , , T ,'to scc a break between- this country
cured through the good offices of Tim
Bohannon. But here Is the story: i
James J. Shepard Is one of the Kan-.
coo fllv lllotlono nf tho nnnnA nn.l I.
35o!686 welt known over the state. He was
444,432;well known to Bohannon and they;There Are Some ln st- Joseph, But
,were good friends. A few days be
1914 fore Christmas, Bohannon dropped
mto the office of Justice Shepard and
ml Ule onlce 0I JusUce bnePam ana
deduced "an old valued friend of.
T years' standing" to the Justice.
"I was raised with this young man.
uohannon told the Justice.
J All Friends Together
' menus logemer
W lria or my friend is a friend
or mine." the Justice told Bohannon.
aud so he met W. E. Clark.
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f'lnrk tnlil Ihn lnrlpo li wno hrnlro
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uut "ml "c "nu a taomei a uuel;it iUr
o- ueing unKnown in Kansas L,uy.
would the Judge be so kind as to iden-
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l"y "" "i course me juage wouiu.
And so it came about that the "e tuu,u euuuit, u n poureu kw
friendly Justice Indorsed the check and sene on tne floors' Bet fire to the
introduced Clark to the powers that n"se, took a shotgun and kHled n
be at the Savoy Hotel, where the Pen of nss. shot a cow and was Just
check was cashed. I aD0Ut to shoot his team when he saw-
Checks Were No Good somo neighbors approaching. Correct-
The Justice heard no more from his Interpreting their mental attitude
friends. But he did hear from the toward him he took his valbe, which
n.'hotel. A bank cashier at Oconee. 111..
! telegraphed he couldn't honor the
No good, ho said. The hotel
was t $75. So it came about that
two daJ's before Christmas tho Justice.
,nao" to satisfy the hotel nnd he was
. out ?
A m'lo investigation showed the J
Genial Justtco that the friend of his
Wend, W. E. Clark, passed. a check
,0" a Kansas City bank for the same
'amount - A clothing store also was
.m'nus the same amount. A restaurant
fell for the same story, and a saloon
keeper lost $62:50. More investigation
showed that the cashier's checks wero
sent to a W. E. CJark at Joplln, Mo.,
and that someone ordered them for-
'It is not tho seventy-five I mind so
muoh but when ,ny wifo read In the
nowsuanors What became of that said
fm,ty.flve. wl,at little Christmas
spirit I had left vanished. But listen.
No friends of my friends aro any
rrlnnila nt nilno" I, a lnatlnn nrt.ln.l 1
friends of mine." the Justice added
Read This. You Committor, Crank.
It has only been a little while since
commission government was adopted
villi u sreat noiso of hewgags and
timbrels at Joplln. Now tho voters
aroso sick of the extravagance which
follows the system that they are clr-
culotlng a petition for the recall of
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the mayor. And in Forth Worth.
Texas, and Atlanta, Ga., they aro bIbo
trying to recall their commission
mayors. However, our guess is it
isn't so much the mayors at fault. It's
the system. Henry County Democrat.!
GOES HIM ONE BETTER
A Martin City Man Tell a Kifl Yarn
Which Bests Hampton's
Three weeks ago U4a paper printed
a hog story told by James IL. Hamp
ton of this city, which It was supposed;
was the last word in the hog enduc
ance line. Hampton told ot a hog
which was Inadvertently shut up un.
der a building at Halleck, In this
county, where It remained for ninety-
n'ne days without feed or water, and
came out alive, and later was con-
verted ,nto 300 Punds of bacon antI
fausSe (of course, after being fed a
1,ttle)' of whlch "amPton assimilated
a portlon hImse,f- ThIs 8tory flsura-
.iki) Bin'UKiiit; whs supposed io laKu
tho prize, but It would seem that it
has but 8tarted "h0B 'arn3'" and
.mu mi siiy larmer goes uampion
Just a few better. This farmer told
his story to the Kansas City Times,
anl here is how he puts It
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n,C"" "c. 7"'uu i'"." w"e.u,-
,J " Br , lJ ef "j'
The straw as it came from the blower
. . ' . "tt'""lu" " " aaa one or all of the central powers
- SUBtaIn the reDUtatIoa r,not that war should follow, but simply
I HWM . KK
I HK MKANKST IVT A TT
This Douglas County Farmer
Has Them Beaten
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There are some mighty mean "len
" St. Joseph-some who will take the
Christmas candy from a babe, and
. of a crying child's milk bottle but
for a real mean disposition a Douglas
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I -As. he was driving home from toi
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v,misiua3 uay ilia hsub urunc uuniLi
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Tip rnntiriupti his trln nnilir rilfftmiT-
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iico, nuu i i;u uio rf uj n azr wuui
at a neighbor's and that the chor
n'Aro Tint rlnrtn Thlo uncr mpA tTr
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he had saved trom the fire, and start-
ed traveling. Members of his family
thlnk ne has Kne west and indignant
citizens of that locality hint that it
W,U be safer for hlm to sta' there.
MONROE CLUB ACTS
Passes Appropriate Resolutions On
the Death of the Late
Clayton D. Radford
The Monroe Club held a meeting
on last Saturday night, at which time
an appropriate resolution to the mem -
ory of the late Clayton D. Radford
was passed. The resolution Is as fol-
n-oxAxra rprm dttt n
BREAKS THE RULE
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Up1, " .,...,! " -?J u,.l.
Tho rulo which the mayor and coiuv'
c" BOUnl lo pose on aupi. uen
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ArnnoiQl 0I tne cuy vornnouse, to
enect tnat lt he gives a hobo a
n,Eut'a ldelng he should force him
t0 work tho next day for tho accOTn-
modatlon' ,a not observed by the head
0f..the ca,abooso lepartment.
"Id have thcm hero for lit(f'" no
ex"""neu ,len aaKeu tne ruio
woo nni itnMnoil Tl1hAF iot ia -
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E,ve 80mo ror devU n I,,ace ,0 bunk
a"d tben ;;or.k h,,m,"U day, f" "'i
"hat would ho do the next nlaht?,
(Continued on Psqc Eight)
SENATOR STONE ON
THE WAR QUESTION
Some Big Interests That Are
Trying to Foment Trouble
. in This Country
THEY WOULD GLADLY
WELCOME A BREAK
Missouri's Great Senator Says That
These Interests Would Not Care to
Go As Far As War, But They Hope
to Bring About a Diplomatic Break
In Order That the Entire Moral In.
fluence of the United States Would
B Thrown Behind Great Britain
and the Allies
Missouri's great senator, William
(Jocl Stone, who Is chairman of the
foreign relations committee of tho
a diplomatic break, so that the entire
mi-il ir,n.,n .1 TT-IJ C..
would be thrown behind Great Britain
and tne Anies, and the negotiations
with Great Britain over the blockade
held in abeyance.
VhIIe guarded in his comment, Sen-
stono Bald that these
eyer m npparenUv wouW be
. H, ,. Hln,nT,,nf,n r,1aflnno ' r
Vienna, and that they would be even
more gratified if such a rupture should
farce ti,e Unlted state8 mt0 the posl.
' tlon or morally supporting Great Brit-
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ccaea inai ji me unueu states
ccaea mat it mo united states ma
take-such a course a postponement ot
.,., h i,j ,
Tioiatlon of neutra, r,hta mIn. bo
Sees No Cause for Alarm
He did not indicate that he feared
such a contingency, however, and gave
the impression that his greatest de
sire is to have tho United States ad
here strictly to tho president's neu
It is known that since the Austrian
controversy became acute many mem
bers of congress have received letters
of an argumentative character seeking
to impress them with the advisability
or cultivating the good will of Eng
land and her allies. The writers
some of them, at least are said to
be men of influcnco in the commer-
clal ror.d, but strong pro-British
sympathizers. This propaganda is cer
tain to figure in the debates on war
issues soon after congress reconvenes.
as certain members of congress are
known to resent tho unneutral tone
of somo of these letters coming to
their desks and intend to air their
'opinions upon them. '
ot the Ancoua indicated that Instruc-
tlons had been Issued not to tire on
liners -without warnlnr. ntul that tlm.
admiralty sought to justify the attack
on the Ancona on the ground that the
steamer attempted to escape.
Attacks Tell Another Story
Yet tho more recent attacks on
Mners ln the Mediterranean, so far as
tjle Iacta aro known, would seem to
htdicato that Austrian submarine com-
manders, assuming Austrian craft
mado tho attacks, have not been In-
structed to refrain from attacking-
steamers without warning.
So Inr a8 Germany is concerned,
BtJ0 U(iS no suomarine bases in the
"In the settlement of tho Arabic
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