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The St. Joseph bser I f VOLUME XIII. IISSOURI IN EVIDENCE AT BIG CONVENTION L i ii- tWill Have Champ Clark and Gov. Gardner as Two Possible Candidates In Field The Story of Missouri's Governor and His Achieve ments as It Will Be Told at Convention, (By A. T. Edmonston.) JEFFERSON CITY, June ,3. '(Special Correspondence.). Missouri tfi rent can to again occupy consider able space In the llme'llght of a na tional political convention, this time In the big Democratic gathering at San Francisco, but promises , to be in a mifo favorable and enviable pb Bltlon than it was ten days nqo at the Chicago "Gop" conclave when' the JLLr $32,000 Lowdcn. presidential slush WT " fund wai was the piece do residence. Tho question of whether or not United States Senator James A. Reed of Missouri should be recognized, as ft democratic national delegate from Kansas City, the "Fifth Congressional District, which has been.carjlcd to tho big '.party event at, San Francisco for a' decision, is atrcady ""attracting nation-wide attention to Missouri. The presidential committee' will first pass on tho proposition and, fin ally, therVhatlonal convention, itself, according to the present program. In the effort to amicably settle this con ' test brilliant oratory, will flow freely ln"coplous streams, with Spellbinders' of national reputation arrayed against each other. Gov. Gardner PrcKideiitlal Dark Horho If the convention reached a dead lock in the effort to calmly and har moniously agree upon the presldent ial nominee andaJarkl horse is need ed 'before an agreement. is reached, Missouri has two possibility s to or fcr. Congressman Champ Clark, who - came so near to the nomination in 1912 and whom ,AVHUam . Jennings Eryan pushed away from tho big plum an he was about to grab It, is ono of Missouri's dark, horses. The other Is Governor Ferderjck D. Gard ner, one of Missouri's "Big Eight" delegates to the National convention. One or the other of (he two Missouri dark horses will be thrust Into the running at San Francisco If a deadl lock results and if tho unexpected should, by chance, happen, Mlssour lans at home and elsowhere will take a day off and celebrate the honor In a, highly appropriate manner. David IL Franrts, Vico-Prcsident When tho nominee for president has been selected and it becomes In order to name the vice-president, Missouri will gain some more favor able publicity and glory, to offset tho "blackeyo" It received at the "gop" ' com fntlon at Chicago. The name of former Governor David JR. Francis, now ambassador to Russia, at homo on an indefinite furlough because of the unsettled condition of affairs In that country, will be offered for the-4 second place on the ticket. Other favorite sons" from other states will be also nominated but none stand a better chance of capturing the plum than does our own,Davld R. Francis. Nowh Service Jteudy for Gardner's Nomination k Sometime! ago, , tho International "pws Service, the rival, all over tho United States of, the Associated Press, supplying 400 papers of tho land with telegraphic news, figuring .ahead of time that Governor Gardner might loom up as a presidential dark horse, arranged to haye ready for this emergency an "article of G.00Q words, dealing with his life arid business ca reer. It fell'toithe, Jotiof .the author of this political message to prepare tho Bald "morgue copy," and the same is now In the hands of Melvln, Pew, editor arjd-general manager of tho International "News Service, to bo "sent all oveHWe cpuptry on a. mo ment's notice, If the unexpected hap-, pens and Governor Gardner becomes . the. dark horse presidential no'mlnee of the Democratic parts. Here la thX prUudoto the 5,000 word article dealing with tho life and t'osln,ei. and IpolltleyiJ career of Mis souri's present overnoV: A Modern Day' Romance "JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. Juno 6. t --Missouri's popular war governor, Frederick d. Gardner, now-looming up aa a democratic presidential dark horse at tho Ban Francisco conven tion, wlfi giT down in KneTTfstory of the state aa themaivwho twice turn ed down a certain opportunity to be come United States Senator, prefer- "j log to return to private life and de- It i - aft. . .. tiH Aiai in t f ln( - tha next four years to putting tho finishing touches on the, educa tion of two sons ncarlng manhood and a daughter almost ready to enter college. "Twice since the commencement of 1320 was the way cleared by leading Mlssourlans, chiefly veil known bus iness men and financiers, regardless of political affiliations, for Governor Gardner to be unanimously tendered the democratic nomination for sena tor. It constituted nn honoi which, (Continued on Page Seven) DR. GOODSON ARRESTED Tho Coloitil I'lijHlclmi Is Chugcil y wilirMit? Miinler or woman Found In I.ake. At labt a tangible scries of' clues havo b,en discovered by the authori ties, and as a result Dr. ronton N. Goodson.vji colored physician who maintained an office at 216 .West Missouri Acnue In South St. Josqph, Is behind the-bars wih a flrsfrdcsice murder charge registered against him, and a preliminary hearing star ing him 1 nthe fnce on JUl 2, The name of his victim for the present if "Mary Doc," but with fresh evldcnco now" 'In the hands of the authorities, the proper name of tho murdired woman, will appear when the preliminary is held. It is needless to remark that Goodson professes to know nothhii; about the case which has attracted so much attention since the mutilated body of the woman vas taken from the waters of the lake June 1G, Goodson was "arrested along with .sixteen oher negro men nnd wume i in n wholesale raid made by detec tives and the prosecuting attorney'? office on Tuesday morning at an early hour. This raid was' the result of evidence that had accumulated. and all of those arrested 'were put through a course of questions at Cen tral police station. At the conclusion of the examination all of those ar rested, with the exception of Dr. Goodson and a negro woman, Minnie Low is, were released. The Lcww woman had In her rooming houso ono Of ttiebest arranged and most ex tensive stills that the authorities hae at yet discovered. Sho was turned over to the federal officials-where she gave bond and will appear at the next term of federal court. The case against Goodson has been built up step by step, since it was found that a wire clothes line similar to that which bound the bed rails to the body of the woman, and the bed from which the rails had bein taken, were first located In Dr. Goodson's back yard and garage. Also a bundlo of bloody clothing Is playing a promi nent featuro in the developments. When tho body was examined at tho inquest it was found that a criminal operation had been performed, and this It is expected to be shown a.i performed by Qoodson. Goodson was repiesqnted by Jama W. Mytton when arraigned before Justice I.ooml.s Thursday. DESTRUCTION WILL BEGIN 0r, MIntou Getting lleud) Slaughter of the InuuevntH. for the Dr. I. M. Mlnton; one of tho chlefa of tho great trlbo of Mlnton, came down from his Fortescue home Mon day on a peculiar mission, Mrs. Mlnton (who la the best provider) has now on tap several .hundrtd young chickens which are Just about the frying period. Dr. Iko had some mishap to his teeth a short tlmo ngo and' is therefore not ready for the chicken slaughter.. ' Be came down here and enlisted tho assistance of the best and highest, priced dentist In the city, and gave hlra "rush orders" on the teeth, in order that the slaugh ter of the Innocents (chickens of course) could soon begin. Incidentally Dr. Iko stated that one of the greatest and heaviest hay, corn and" wheat crops was novr com ing on, that has beci)? Known for years in his aection. "He-also.lntlmat-od very shyly-that he ha4s"some what of a crop" ot red cored water- unions on the way. i ( ..!. HELPS ST. JOSEPH Automatic Car Itrnko Company to llullil Improved Drake for ltnJligari Cars Hero in N'tir FiiUicb. Organization of a company to man ufacture and place on the. market a new Improved car brake, the inven tion of a St. Joseph man, Is well un der wny and a considerable amount of stock In the company has already been subscribed by people In this city. Tho now concern will be known as the Automatic Car Brake. Company and as soon as sufficient capital is raised, a plaut will be bullf here to I manufacture the brake In commer cial quantities. Tho brake is the In .veuUon of C. 12. Rochambeau, who heads the company which Is Incor porated foe $ 1,000,000. C. Z. Rocham beau Is vice-president, I). W. J, Far Icy, secretary, and Cleo. A. Tlctz, treasurer, nil StT Joseph people, An exhibit and demonstration of the congressional situation hert cum tho Rochambeau lmontlon was held ctj by the voluntary retirement of at 717 Felix street this week and at-' Ji0n, ciwH-B F. Rooher, and the need tracted d great deal of attention A ' f the so:ction of n nfirth sut.es quantity of the stock In the compiny hor. AVfeei'pie cntrfesoUed there is being offered to tho public at $lp Wore but three nnmesifilSd, Tmlgo a share. yfi KjJamerf. Lewis Cfiltfibprt 4nd The brako Is a simple contrivance noVert r.'Yoline, and "fn rt be- for the control of ears and oan le t'UBjiy upuiaivo o one man uj iinnu. on, -- When it is posafttje to fill orders, the JuiUijp W & Jarnoa hnjfi leMb.peil companj will first liaVi? art aseombIingIit:e1l"rfctlWtr in hif enrjx. this fict plant here, to put tosether the var-. J,en espeolRBy true of.tluvlast three lous parts made in foundries e'so- edirf has, lent oufTliit, n'fcial where. Later It is planned to make 'annftnlnctrnwu and startol .or uh ithc entire brake here. Some of the larger raljroida i:j m iy p0MB C0e on prjtr-v night, probably "want to nuke their own j0lC Jarrtw Is gltted jjlth a ast bral.CF, paylns Rochambeau a ro.))- rf mounfof, energy and a mo" P'eis ty. hut there nre enough Small roidn lriAprjrw.j', ty whloh-'htfrs um In to keep 'a large plant busy turnmcr ..his wral.. Oi July 3rd he.hca arcipt- tnem out. wnen it in consiccrea tiut theie are 3,000,000 freight cars In the, country, and more blng "built nll'th. lime, nnd that ecry ono will bp , equipped vith tho Rochambeau brake-. if It is designated a standard nppii ance, an Idea of the possibilities of i tho thing Is gained. . i Years before Mr. Rochambetu'l thought of his hand-brake he, worked I out a plan for n horHeshoo with re- i movable calks, so that the hors- could be prepared for slippery or dry fctroets before leaving the stable It the morn- lng. He applied for letters patent.") only to be informed that anulhtf party had patented It ju&t 2 weckn before and sold the rights to it lor 430,000. That was discouraging, los-' lng J30.000 by 2 weqks, when he had I wasted many more weeks than that' on his lncntlon, dropping It and- go- ' ing back to it again, so jhe "resolved i nuver to waste time with an idea again. And the next time he did not. Rochambeau entered tho &erlcc of the Burlington in 1889 as a "caller, ' arid became. in turn transfer clerk, bill clerk, jard clerk, and wclghmas- tcr. In 1894 ho was transferred to tho operating department 'as switch man, was promoted to assistant jard master in 1897, promoted to night. jnrdmat-ter In 1903, and to general jardmaster In 190G. He lives with his family at 1014 South 10th street, ...u v. v. , .. .. tv.ic.u ill: lino uii u,.i.u ihivu uji uJ stairs. TO ACQUIRE PARK PROPERTY The park board will submit an or dlnance early In July to the common council, which will have for Its objeqt, the acquisition of more property with which to enlnrge and improve tho pi esent park system. Thu Corby trac on North Twenty-second street for a park: the Holman btre,et tract for a sunken garden; a strip through thq Mcintosh tract for connecting Lovers Lane and Krug Park for n driveway; nnd a number of smaller tracts fo park purposes, will bo proposed by tho ordinance, the- cost of the same to ! Ik. tnvpit nt-nlnet thn rttv nu n vrlinln "- - , ... ..... -.., . .. ,...w... JOY RIDERS FAIL TO GI3T DAM. AGES A Jury In the circuit court Monday refused to award damages to Tlllle Cleopolowskl, who had sued the O'son-Schmidt Construction Co. and "Dr. J. H. Sampson for $10,Q00 dam - ages for the tataj accident on the Saxton road two yeara ago when Dr. ComriGnn'J r Y m t full lir&Tlf 4rir-i(l 1 ir Sampson'J chauffeur went Joy-riding wlth the doctor's car and tan off a, fill on tho road on which the con- I etruction company was working. IIOAD BONDS NOT MUCH IJf DE3LND Tho county court has decided .that it will take another 'shy" aC:u'ifj(nr the $400,000 worth of road bonds which they failed to sell a few weeks ago, and bids are now asked for their purohasq. Road bonds are not In; 63 great demand now as Uieyjwof a short time ago, and ctherjfaelghgpr Ing counties,' notably Ocntry, hava fallen down hard In their cfforta4lA that direction lately, jft.fgift i ' ST. JOSEPH, "MO., SATURDAY, JUNE JUDGE JAMES MAKING VIGOROUS.CANVASS in his race i'oit Tim nomtna i tio.v for conguish in fourth district WILL KEEP UP WORK UNTIL PRIMARY DAY Ho Has Hc-ii u Resident or This DM-' . trie! Tor Alincwt AH of His Life mid Ir-ts That With Ills Knowledge or N,ccils and CoinUtIons;Tln Thfs lils Ul-ti'ltt That lip Conldle ofJMuch Kmlw to tiic PmpV 1f- Sent to , Represent Tlicm.at Wn.JUn.tn. 1 - Much interest is now 'developing in jween them foi-the nomlnjtiu.i .s now ...oamfafr'whieh he wlllikeeo jp un- i)FX Jiulge V. K.?Jaiii-s td the invitation of thr people of flrahflm to nilrlrpn thom nt thni j celebration. which is held Jolntlj with MfllUnn,i whph mnUp, tt n i,ic t. YfaJr.- . He Walketl to School W. K. James was,born August 20, 182, In Susex County, Delaware. His early education was. received from 1 1tlf nnl.lle cnhnnlu In cat.l nnntt nml I . . ,, " "far Barry in Pike County, Illinois, and near Hamburg, in Tiemont Coiinty, Iowa. WTien eighteen years Cojv.liiued irom Page 6 ) ST. JOSEPH lU'SINESP UNIVER SITY, The forty-first annual commence- ment of Hie St. Joseph Business Unl- crslty (Card College; occurred 1 Thursday night In the auditorium of , the St. Joseph Veterinary College, i and was very largely attended The programme rendered was an elabor-l ate ono and was heartily enjoyed, i There were seventy-four pupils who' received their diplomas! The annual ' ojaj banquet waaheld at the St. 1 v i.. i . ii.. .. . - . . , f(Uii;!3 mm ill(illb UI1U Y JK VL VWTJT I enjoyable affair. Prof, K, E. Gard I acted, aa toastmaster. v I MISS AGNES NKUDOR T'S-STJC- ' CESS St. Joseph's already no d singer Miss Agnes Neudorff, daunnter of Mr. ; and Mrs. Frederick Ncurfoiff. xwred ! a decided trlumnh whe he appcar- ed hero In a home comln,' ioncert at iha T.itvaiii rTi iiil mi ntr rt anfl ila. the Lyceum Thursday nlrnt, and de- lighted the large and ciiU' al audience which had gathered to velcome hor home for her, debut. Miw Neudorff more than satisfied her icarers and convinced them that she would In tho very near future put St Joseph on tho list as the home of ne bf the great singers jpf the. world. When Nick Frye anr Nick Lupa of South Bt. Joseph altgit'd from an Omaha trait) at the - Union, station Thursday naht, they were propnjtly gathered In by tho offTc'ri 'and a complete Btiif, In thclrjif-ketetjon. was confiscated. Crhey will tntwer to the federal authorities. " 1 1-3."- . -.aravi . i . ' i&zmz ,;? . . ? srs. 'ii ' - 26, 1920 A LAUGHABLE FARCE Watt That flop "Houfco Cleaning" Jloetins Held at cdnlla on Tliui-Mlay. To rend of It is to laugh to hear , of it by word of mouth Is stilt to laugh to think of it is yet more laughable. Yes that great "purification" . meeting that "hou-e cleaning held by that saintly bind of pur ism and straight-collared aggre gation of anointed ones, at Se dalla Thursday. The old story of the blind leading the blind, or the equally pertinent erslon of the pot calling the kettle black, fit all too well a.f regards that saint ed meeting of faintly saints And whet was accomplished but one good thing and for that matter that Is not news, for nil Missouri as well as the entire Utiltid States has known for years that the republican paity of thlsststate was deep in the mire of crookedness and devious iloallngX The food" that this ' mijJi'JhfJ'btt the saintly three hun- dfefl acOfmpHfihed. was for tho ' D.ijfbcraCft nrlf of the state in (hfCBtlll ider publicity to thj shame'id degredation of the ' nopn the erost sHte of Missouri ' atid Jn tTils-it did help, some ' lorjhe democrats. ' And nnt were the net result" " of tht grenl "purfficatlon" meet- ' lng? "" Nothing nil nix the saintly ' 'three hundred "met rpassed a ' resolution l asking Jake Babler ' s. and Vf. U. Cole to set out bo- enuse thev had boon unfortunate enough to get caught red handed eondemned their own party as ' too rotten for good people to be- ' 'oif U JSrtrtied to some "self- ' appointed" sulntr and apostles tell how good they. were Individ- ually, ami how thev would neer ' have ddne like Babler nnd Cole gt-t "cuigtit and then came ' oi bUck home. WEEK'S CHRONOLOGY WIiiigUiyEUui Found Hal llappyn- fxl 0 ilit tinpa After Harding's N'oiuliuition. W, N, Lmn.-the attorney, keeps rli.nn f.nli on thp dntn?s nf the irons I nnd nojes wlthconsiderable satlsfae-tlo- the effeot which the "Kangaroo" platform ah he designates it, has had nn that nflrttt since Its ndontlon. Here is the result'as he sees It for the first days after the convention adjourn ment' Saturday Labor left it. Monday The bankers deserted. Tuesday The women left party. Wednesday Oregon gops turned tall. Thursday Plnchot gang Bcooted. And there will be another long string of defections to note in tho days to tome after the Democrats nominate. CANDIDATES FOR THE MISSOURI SUPREME COURT 'WHICH GIVES PREFER ENCE TO DEMOCRATS THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE I DEMOCRATIC AND REPl'BLICAN CANDIDATES CONTRASTED All of the CttJidldntcw Wlur. Are Now Ai-plrln-j for TIicoj Ilbjli Honors Arc Men Wliotv Qualificationx and AttaiiuucnitH Are of tliu Hlghet-t DtxriT'o and Wlio Am KnUiiciitly Ilttcd to IHselmrgej tho Rtitk-H of lliosc VlUilly IinjMx-taiit Offle-cs. JEFFERSON CITY, June 23. (Special Correspondence ) The en- 4 nla mn 4liA WAA tiTn j-1 Akl f A ,. i ... legally became vacant at the close of the year, 1Fy parties, are For tho nomination of Judge, Su preme Court, Division No. I; unex pired term Democratic: William T, Ragland of Paris, Monroe ' county. present member of Suprome Courtl Commission, and John M. Dawson of Kahoma, Clark County, practicing lawyer. The Republican candidates aret Conway Elder of St Louis, now U etate senator and also assistant sec retary Republican state committee; and JT&rth.' T. Gentry, Columbia, Boone county, who has several times in the past aspired to a Supreme (Continued on rage () SOLDIER VOTE SHOULD COME TO DEMOCRATS AS Tirvr I'lrnr gives them orroHTi'Nii'Y roii rivi: to gops oni: AND ONE OF THEM IS . A REAL "DOUGHBOY" And as Hie Deniocrntfe- Part Offevt i to the- Man Who llarcd Ills Rn-aht to tlu- UulletH oi the I"nem the ' Onlj IIckiiiiih'ilm.' Offcittl h) Any Part It Will (Jhe the One Hunched , and FifH Thousand .Ml-yonrl Sol- I illins Hie Klrvt I till I Opxi tuult to Show Their Sirciigth. JEFFERSON' CITY. June 22 (Special Correxpondonce.) The enn dldaeies on tin dumoctatlc ticket of Col. George II. Scruton of Red ilia for the nomination for United States Sen ator, Col. Rub D. Garrett of Kansas City, for goernor; E V. Ilelxserer of P.enton, Sott county, for state treas urer; Col. James E. Rieger of Klrks llle. for Congress In the First Dis trict, and Col. Jacob L, Mllllgan of Richmond, for Congress in the Third m.-jtilct, will have a1 tendency on primary day, Tuesday, August 3, to dtaw more than a majority of the i votes of demobilized soldier to the j Only Reliable Part. The "cop" bal- lot only offers one candidate for a big honor, Col. Dwlght M Diis"of St. Louis, who aspires to the questionable nnd very uncertain glory of being the republican senatorial standard beater next November. The democratic ticket of piimary day offering five chances to ote for foimer Mlwourl soldiers to the one opportunity presented by the aggrega tion In the race for nominations from tho tepublicnn party which considers, if entirely proper nnd honest to sell the Missouri presidential delegation to the highest bidder, the Indications ure that eighty-five per cent of the "doughbo" electors of the state will select. tho-ballot of the former to vote. Missouri supplied approximately 150, 000 soldiers for actual service during the World Wqr and nearly all are b.ck In the state. If this huge aggre gation votes on primary day, and the ot tlook now Is that all will, about f 125.000 will employ tho democratic Lallot to express their choice for the men they want to vote for-at the fall -'on. If these demobilized "dough- bovs" go as strong for Col. Scruton and Col. Garrett on primary day as they Intend to do for young Heisserer, It will greatly worry the candidates who are opposing those two. Col. Mllllgan has no opposition and there fore the Third District democratic congressional nomination wih be ten dered him unanimously. Col. RIcger has opposition. If tho soldier boys rally to his candidacy, as he thinks they will, he will land the nomination In the First District, HlrHcrT Is a lieu I "Doughlmj" L Everything points to young Hei- serer, now back In the banking bust- (Continued on Page Two.) THEY "DEMOTED" JOHN A Rump Organization Voted to Ount Hint From His Orrhv as Gop Treasurer But Thero was a meeting of what John Albus styls "a rump organization," at the court house Monday, It being mado up of the wing known as i "Square Dealers" who after a sob meeting votod to displace John Albus as county committee troasurer and also as committeeman from the Fourth Ward. W. A. Evans was se lected to act as troasurer In place of Albus but he is not as yet In posses sion of tho funds. John has asked Chairman Barnctt to call a meeting of the regular com mittee at which time there will bo more fireworks than tho Fourth of July will bring on. CITY ASSI1SSOH AKERS RESIGNS George W. Akers, who since tho resignation of George C. Toel, has served as city nstewsor from Dec. 1, 191$; on Wednesday presented his resignation to Mayor Marshall, and will step down and out on July 1st. In his letter of resignation he states that he U' leaving the city to engage in private business. Mr. AWers has made a. good assessor and conducted his offlej with flgnal sucossn. He was appointed by Mayor AVhltMll when- Toel realgtieil, and was again tickets furoWhed tq aH ef live ean reappolnted the'bafiiittliig eif the fie- enaatesun, the manrmeensat teattasj "ill cal year. Mayor Marshall will name his successor, NUMBER 43. i I DIVIDED UP $80,000 I The Will of tlic litto MJ- Emma hldmrailen HNkms1 or I.nrgu . I "Mate. According to tho will rit tho latw Mrs. Emma Sldunfaden, widow of tho lato William Sldonfadcn, a ploor undertaker of this city, which wnm filed for probate Monday, she ells Iiosph of an estate valued at aooutV $80,000 by caring for all of her chil dren. After giving Immaculate Con ception and St. Jamex ehurchcK (ISO each, and St. Francis Xavler'n church $200 for masses to be said for tho r pose of her soul, she dlvfclm her rool estato as follows: Henry Sldonfadcn, a son, lot in Hall's Addition, valued at 2,00. Frank nnd Rose Sldqnfaden, ftraml chlldron, lot In South St. Jixwph, val ued at $3,000. II O SUlcnfadon, a son, a lot In South St. Joseph, valuwt at $1)090. Edward R Sldenfaden, a son, rottl estate In Pntee's addition, vfelued at $G.S00 William Sldenfaden, a son, two lets in South St. Joseph, valued at t;.fl0." Mrs. Emma Malor, a daughter, two lots In Nixon's addition, valued at $8,650. " The lemainder of the estate la to be divided among the heirs. It. O. Sldenfaden, William Sldenfaden -anti Mrs. Emma Maler are to receive cne flflh each. One-fiftli Is left to Ed ward II. Sldenfaden-minus $,M0, which is to be awarded the executor; Peter D Stinmin of the Park Think, to be held In trust until tho son reaches the age of soventy.fh yrs, whlh the provision that If he be In want before that tlmo he bo allowed to draw upon It. The remaining one- fifth Is left to Henry Sldunfaden and his children. CROSSLEY MAY RETIRE From the Raiv for the I mocrntto Nomination for Governor of MisMMirl. The local politicians are now dis cussing the latest morsel of gomlp, which is to the effect that Lieutenant Governor Wallace Crossley of War- re nsburg who is one of the six can didates for tho gubernatorial nomina tion Is about ready to retire from the contest, and turn the field over to the other five aspirants. By friends of Crossley It is claimed that tho great strength shown by Judge Mayer of this city, a gieat part of which was taken from Crossley, ruined any chance Crossley may have, had for the coveted honor. Tho friends of Judge Mayer hero stem to think that the withdrawal of Crossley, should It come about, would moan the triumph of Judge Mayer, as they claim that nearly all of tho fctrcngth Crossley had retained after Mayer's entrance will come to Mnyer, The friends of John M. Atkinson, who Is regarded as one of the strong men, claim that a" deal has now been made between Atkinson and Prende gtaat at Kansas City which will in sure the latter's support of Atkinson. VALENTINE TOO SWIFT WITH GUN Tho next time that Thomas R. Val entine of Uosetulale comes down hero to get his wife, he will leavo hU trusty revolver at homo and thereby save himself much trouble. Mon day afternoon Valentine went to the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Josepn Cross ley in South St. Joseph, and triad to get his wife who Is housekeeper thero to return home and live with him. When sho refused he became noisy and abusive, and Mr. Crowley inter ferred, when Valentine drew hfcJ shooter and started a rough hmws. Officer Walsh happened along about that time and gathered him hi. Ho will be tried Monday. ALL WAAT THAT ADDITIONAL MONEY As soon as It was discovered that the city will have $54,666 additional revenue the next fiscal year as a re sult ot the real etate valuation, a mad scramble started in the varioaa departments at the city hall, to sco which section could absorb the now money as they all want. It. Thrso departments alone ashed for addi tional funds totaling $S4.ea or $4,M0 nioro than the total Increase. The police department, tho fire depart ment and tho city lighting depart ment askod far all of the new fuwU. The Loader department store closed It doors at noon yesterday aad all ef Its nrmy of employes was taken 'to " Lake Contrary in spoolal enra. where a grand ptewle dinner ww eerwMi pd ' . bills and seeing tamt tho party ho4 ' metry time. H y . . " rm '-T-l '