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VOLUME XVI
BEFORE HIM THE WAGES
QF SIN ARE NOT DEATH
But They Might As Well Be In Many of the Cases
That Are Brought Up
For the Guilty Get All
They Face Judge
"The prohibitory law is on tho
statute books. It was put there to be
observed anil respected anil It will be
as lone as I havo tho power to ad
minister the law," said federal Judge
Van Valkenburgh on 'Wednesday
moraine when he opened court and
faced what one of tho attorneys
facetiously remarked "looked llko a
bootleggers' convention," for never in
the history of the city has there been
so many liquor violation cases before
a court of any kind. "When I was
here at the last session I warned all
that it would not be well for them to
be brought before me for liquor viola
tions," he continued, "and I shall keep
my word." "With this statement no
liquor violator will disagree for the
Judge kept his word and In full ef
fect and force as all who qualified
before him as n violator found out.
There was practically no mercy shown
and excuses of attorneys fell like rain
on a duck's back so to speak for
they Just ran off and the learned
Judge did the rest. The United States
would soon be able to pay off its war
indebtedness if Judge Van Valkenburg
could keep up his liquor fine record.
And then he did more for he not
only fined but he Imposed Jail sen
tences as well and he did not respect
anyone, as take it for instance in the
case of Chris Otten, the well known
hotel man, who on pleading guilty to
violating the prohibitory law was sen
tenced to sixty days In Jail and to pay
the costs In addition. Ills two em
ployes, Fred Sillman and Earl Royl
ston, In the Hotel Otten who also
plead guilty, were fined $250 and costs
each.
Soaked Jones $250
The good talking qualities of Col.
John D. McNeely is what no doubt
saved Harrle Jones, the Nineteenth
street druggist, from a Jail sentence
as. well as the fine which was Inflicted
of $250 and costs. Police detectives
twice bought whiskey of Jones. Harry
n. Carter, another druggist, also was
fined $250 and costs for a like of
fense. Harry HIggins, who also plead
guilty, was fined $250 and costs, whllo
Peter Barber and John Evans, con
fessed bootleggers, were sent to Jail for
three months. Ernest T. Burdc, for
mer saloonkeeper, was sentenced to
Jail for two months for selling liquor.
Frank r. Sutera, indicted for making
corn whisky, was given sixty days in
Jail.
Thursday forenoon Judge Van Val
kenburgh had another session with his
bootlegging and whisky violating cli
onts and when the procession stopped
filing by ho had assessed on pleas of
guilty this line of fines and sentences:
John Nerkl, possession of whisky,
$250 and costs.
H. R. Pyle, possession of whisky,
$250 and costs.
Floyd Forsen, possession and sale of
Whisky, $250 and costs. "
William Kamler, proprietor of the
Atlantic Hotel, sale and possession of
whisky, sixty days in Jail.
Louis Dragls, possession of whisky,
ninety days in Jail.
Oeorgo Andercon, possession and
sale of whisky, ninety days In jail.
B. Kails, sale and possession of
whisky, sixty days in Jail.
John Schuch, possession of whisky,
$100 and costs.
Phillip Balsamo, possession of whis
ky, $100 and costs.
Lee Tobin, possession of whisky,
$100 and costs.
C. M. Potts, possession of whisky,
$100 and costs.
George Ivcvkh, possession of whis
ky, $25 and costs.
- In each case where a $100 fine was
assessed, the defendants were clerks
In soft drink places. The $250 fines
were assessed against proprietors of
soft drink places, and those sentenced
to Jail were old offenders.
Swindler Gets Ftvo Years
When LeeDe Lachauseay, a native
of Louisiana, was arraigned on a
charge of forging money orders, for
which offenso inspectors had trailed
him all over the country, finally ar
resting him at Eedalla two weeks ago,
he plead guilty and was given five
years In the Leavenworth pen. He
stole 100 blank money orders from a
The St. Jos
That Is Due Them When
Van Valkenburgh
Pennsylvania post office some months
ago and went all over the country
cashing them, generally for $200 each.
So well did ho work a scheme which
ho had to Introduce himself to promi
nent Knights of Columbus and getting
Into their good graces, have them
Identify him and cash these forged
money orders, that ho worked and vic
timized New York, Boston, Philadel
phia, Chicago. Detroit, Milwaukee,
Louisville, Atlanta, Baltimore, Galves
ton and other large cities.
Mrs. Hazel Gladden Cooley, the
mother of four small children and
who was married the second time but
a few weeks ago, plead guilty to using
the malls to defraud mall order houses
and was fined $100 and costs. Al
Radcr, a white slaver, got his case
continued until next term and Julia
Palmer, a ncgress, who sold dope, was
fined $100 and coses. AVcsley A.
Foote, a former ticket seller at the
Union station, who has a wife and two
children, was given six months In Jail
for violation of the white slave act.
Miss Ruth Wood of Atchison appeared
against him In court, with her babe
of which Foote Is the father.
P. V. Rlcord, who raised a dollar
bill to a ten and passed It, was given
eight months In Jail and a fine of $100
and costs, and Mrs. Opal Long, for
mer wife of a former soldier, paid $100
and costs .for making false affidavits
to obtain a government allotment.
Sent to KiuisiiH City
Lee Broom's attorneys and physi
cians worked diligently to Induce
Judge Van Valkenburgh to give him a
cntlnunnce on the plea that his fath
er was critically ill, but when after
Broom, who with John N. Willman
and Henry Thomas la Indicted for
conspiracy to smuggle in $7,000 of
whiskey last fall, failed to explain
why If his father was critically ill and
hla presence was demanded at all
times, that he was able; to conduct the
pool and gambling privileges at the
lako last week. Judgo Van Valken
burgh ruled that he was not entitled
to a continuance, but transfrred the
case to Kansas City where It can be
brought up In the next few days.
Not only were William Rositzky,
Wallace Hicks, Jack Beaver and Earl
Beaver arrested, charged with using
tho National Hotel at Third and Fran
cis as a place f-cm which to dispense
liquor, but thej were also charged
with having made a nuisance of the
place. When arraigned Monday they
secured a continuance until yesterday
when an injunction caso against the
hotol and their own liquor violation
cases came up.
The injunction against the hotel
was disposed of by It being made
made permanent as against tho hand
ling of liquor In that place, but the
hotel was allowed to conttnuo In regu
lar business. In the cases against the
four men Involved in tho liquor tran
sactions Jack Beaver was given 60
days in the Buchanan county Jail, and
30 days In which to arrange his busi
ness affairs before serving. Earl
Beaver and William Rosltzky were
fined $260 each and costs and Wal
lace Hicks $100 and costs.
L. E. Price, who stood trial on a
liquor violation case and tho only ono
so far who dared to, was convicted
on two counts and given the costs
and six months in the Buchanan
county Jail,
Just before tho noon recess yestcr
day Judge Van Valkenburgh granted
Chris Otten and B. Kails, each under
sontence of CO days in Jail, a stay of
20 days each In order that they could
arrange their business affairs before
they went to Jail,
The present term of court has real
ly been profitable for Uncle Sam, as
up td last night the receipts from
fines wero over $3,000.
It waa a sad blow to the many
friends of Mrs. Lillian Mv rm-i in
learn of her death which occurred at
a local hospital on Thursday after
noon at 4 o'clock. Shs waa the
daughter of Judge and Mrs. Charles
P. Strop and the wife of Isuo T.
Curd, She was a graduate of the
University of Missouri and, of Ward-
Belmor college of, Louisville, K
TIME TO KILL 'EM
Stato "IlneolOKlst" WnntB tiro Farmers
to Got Hl:l of Uto Chinch
I
. . , .
A. C. Burrcll of tho entomological
department waa In St. Joseph on
Tuesday conferring with farm agent
McOanicls. He Is on a tour of the
northern part of tho stato and the
killing of tho whoat and corn de
stroying chinch bug Is his pet hobby
Just now. Thlo pest does millions of
dollars worth of damage each year
and with the Hessian fly Is the farm
ers' greatest onemy. Here Is "bugolo
glst" Burrell's treatment all In a nut
shell: "One chinch bug destroyed In win
tor may prevent tho production of
hundreds to Infest your wheat field
In early spring.
"Chinch bugs pass the winter In
wild grass and leaves, especially along
hedges and fences and In the edges
of woodlands adjoining cultivated
fields.
"Burn grasses, leaves, and other
trash where the bugs may find win
ter refuge. Tho bugs not burned will
be killed by exposure to the weather.
"Remove shocks of corn or Other
fodder from the field In the fall,
"Clean up nil trash and rubbish
which may harbor the Insects In lwn
tcr." '
MURDERED FOR MONEY
Oliver Butts, An Aged Nccro, It the
Victim of Money Seeking
Slajcrs. .,
When Earl Hoffman, a, small boy
who resides thico miles south of
Amazonia, went to the cabin of Oliver
Butts, an aged negro who resides
near the Hoffman farm, Tuesday
morning, he found the body of Butts
lying on tho fl-or, with a hOt fired
through his head, a knife slash"acrosa
tho abdomen and his head and Hb's
crushed by some heavy Instrument.
The negro had been dead for some
hours and every cent of money had
been taken. Nothing else was dis
turbed. Butts was In Amazonia the night
bofore, and at that time displayed a
considerable amount of money. He
lived alone and the theory of tho
Andrew county authorities Is that
someone followed him from Amazonia
and slew him for his money. The
body was brought to this city the
next day and interred. So far there
is no clue to his slayers.
MEN OF MONEY
At Leant That i tlio Reputation
Which They Sustain in Their
Communities.
St. Joseph represented, so , much
money Thursdny that the tellers who
started to make an estimate gave it
up as a bad job early In the forenoon,
and announced that there was "plenty
and to spare." This was all on ac
count of the fact that two hundred
members of the Missouri Bankers As
sociation making up Group Three
were the guests of the local bankers
at Its annual session In the Elks Club.
C. C. Cockrlll of Platte City, chair
man, presided, and Introduced tho
speakers, J. G. Hughes! state com
missioner of financo of Jefferson City;
J. W. Perry of Kansas City; R. F.
Place of St. Louts, and F. B. Brady
of Kansas City, short talks were made
by tho state officers, J. E. Garm of
Joplln, president: Dale 8. Flowers of
Albany, vice president; S. E. Trimble,
Springfield, treasurer, and W. V. Kcy-
ser, Sedalla, secretary. At the con
clusion of the programme George W.
Cole of Barnard was elected chair
man and J, L. Doherty of Lathrop
secretary for tho ensuing year, after
which the visitors wero guests of the
St. Joseph Clearing I Ion bo at a ban
quet given at the Robldoux.
rAJlCETj POST SERVICE TO RUS
SIA The postal department has sent out
notice that effective at once, post
masters are authorized to accopt, at
tho risk of the Benders, unregistered
parcel-post packages when destined
for Russia in Europe and Russia In
Asia, except the Ukraine and Turkes
tan, via England, when prepaid at the
postage rate of twelve cents a pound
or fraction of a pound, plus a transit
charga for Russia In Europe of (8
cents for from one to four pounds;
73 cents from four to eight pounds;
84 cents from eight to eleven pounds
Inclusive. In Russia In Asia the transit
charge will be 88 cent for ono to
four pound; L0J cents for from
four to ebzht Bounds: ufl iu.ni.
for from eight tq elejca pernios In-
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ST. JOSEPH, MO., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1921
ST. JOSEPH AND I'EORLl
It Is poor policy, no matter
how much ono may dcslro to
carry a point, to deride, con-
demn, and run down your own
city where you make your living
and your money There the pco-
pie patronize you and keep you
going but that is exactly what
tho afternoon paper Is doing
every day in its caecrncss to put
tho bond propositions over. In
Its Wednesday Issue the contrast-
ing of St. Joseph and Peoria Is a
disgrace to this community and
will do no good'for the cause ad-
vocated so slovenly by, the after-
noon paper. -
WANT THEM BADLY
Des -Moines Turns Down n Million
Dollar Huh ProMihlilm and
Wnnt8 Cars.
Just to further illustrate the rotten
condition which Des Moines Is now
In, and which St. Joteph would have
been sharing hod 'it not taken a rccfJ
In time and got rid of the busses by
getting togethei wllh the street rail
way people, hero Is graphically shown
by this Associated Press dispatch.
Read It:
"DES MOINES, Sept. 22. Dos
Moines Is rend to drop the bus serv
ice and go back to street cars, The
city council, gencraled by Mayor H.
II. Barton, wrote the finis on another
chapter of tho local traction war
Friday when they virtually turned
down the proposition of the Fay
Company of Rockford, 111., to estab
lish a $l,000,0pq!bus system In Des
Moines on a two-year franchise.
' Little time w.ib wasted In 'receiv
ing and filing' the proposition of the
Illinois concern. Following the read
ing of his proposition by Fay, Miyor
t'arton made a curt statement tabling
the proposition
" 'What tho city wants Is street
cars.' said Barton. 'I would not want
anything to come up that would com
plicate or stand In the(way of secur
ing street car tervicJJ as soon as pos
sible.'" BLOSS HANGED in.MSELT IN
PASTURE
When Frank Stanley of 3020 South
Twenty-ninth strec(fcw.-is passing the
Myers pasture In the 2000 block on
South Twenty-nlntljfrtreet at an early
hour Thursday mjrning, he starcd
long and hard at j object swaying
from a large willow tree. Not satis
fied with his sighx, he went closer
and found that t$ie strange object
was the dead bod of Edward D.
BIoss of Pawnee City, Neb., an Ice
dealer of that place, who for the past
two weeks had been a patient at tho
Woodson sanitarium aned who scaped
at 5 o'clock Wednesday evening while
walking in the grounds. Ho had tak
en the check rein of a horse which
was tied In the pasture, climbed Into
the tree and fastening the rein
around the tree, and his neck, jumped
off.
Tire LAST RITES FOR LIEUT.
MACDONALD
Ten thousand' people turned out In
St. Joseph Sunday to help pay the
last honors to Lieut. Malcomb Mac
donald, son of Col. Clay C. Macdon
ald, whose remains wero brought
home from France; to repose in Mount
Mora. At Christ Church Rev. C. Hely
Malony officiated, and at the grave
the American Legion with Chaplain
Collins of Topcka took charge. The
remains were taken from the church
on a caisson drawn by six horses that
wereridden by artillerymen. All of the
local posts were in attendance and
a number of state officers of promi
nence were present.
TRIED TO DERAIL BARNES
CIRCUS
Early Bandaymornlng as a special
circus train of thirty cars containing
the Al G. Barnes animal circus, and
pulled by engineer W. T. Arent of this
city, was moving; along Just west of
Hiawatha, a steer rail was found on
the track, which the engine struck
and pushed along for ISO feet, but
luckily the train did not leave the
rails. The rail was placed on the
track by discharged circus employes.
DISMISSED Tim FESTIVAL
dJrbotors
The chargss a,glnjt the ten direc
tors of tho Clyid Festival Association
which were fifed by assistant prose
cuting attorney ,' Randolph, came up
for a preliminary hearing bejre Jus
tice Wilson yesterday afternoon, and
when called worV dismissed by prose
cuting attorney Terry A. Brubaker,
over the protest of the assistant proa-
ncuUmj attorney. .k
Observer
PARKER IS COMMANDER
Will Ilcail Ob American IjcrIqii In
tho Missouri Division for
1 I . tho year.
Dcsplto the fact that almost all of
tho tlmo that tho convention of tho
Missouri division of tho American
Legion was In rcsslort here on Mon
day and Tuesday It rained, and In
consequence all outdoor features were
abandoned, the seven hundred dele
gates and visiters enjoyed a pood
time and were given true examples of
St. Joseph hospitality. The business
sessions were held In tho crjstal room
of the Hotel Robldoux, and the grand
ball at tho Auditorium.
The ball was the event that pleabed
all who attended and that was about
1500. A largo number of St. Joseph's
young ladles "turned out and helped
to entertain the visiting soldiers at
the grand ball, which was led by
state commander John F. Williams of
Joplln and his partner. The closing
session Tuesdnj was tho most Inter
esting as It settled who should be the
officers for the ensuing year and
where the next convention should go,
both of which propositions wero hotly
contested. The officers elected are:
Commander Dr. John I Parker
of Warrensburg
First Vice-Commander Al Schlap
per, Columbia.
Second Vice-Commander MaJ.
John Maybrey, Cape Glrardrau.
Third Vice-Commander William
F. Hurst, St. Joseph.
Fourth Vlcc-Commandcr Dr. M.
P. Ravenel, Columbia.
Fifth Vice-Commander Mitchell
Charno. Kansas City.
Adjutant (re-elected) Edward J.
Cahlll, Kansas City.
Finance Officer E. W. Tobby,
Kansas City.
Among the resolutions passed was
that favoring removal of tho United
States public bervlcc headquarters
from St. Louts to Kansas City, one
asking that former service men be
favored in the appointment of workers'-in
welfare activities concerning
cx-servlce men, indorsed tho propos-iMow-ftiM'
adjusted federal bonus
infiiprlfulafff&Jhe action of the alien
properly custodian in his work of
seizing and hoiJlng aliens' property,
recommended that alien property bo
held to satisfy German claims
amounting to about $1,000,000,000.
expressed condolences over the deaths
of twenty men. Including Col. Frank
Galbralth, late national legion com
mander, and Gen. Harvey Clark, ad
jutant general of Missouri; recom
mended that representatives of vet
erans' bureau bo instructed "to talk
freely and frankly to properly ac
credited legion officers designated
for service work, about cases coming
under the direction of the service of
ficer; recommended that the finding
of the examining doctor in all dis
ability cases of ex-servlco men be
prima facie evidence of extent of dis
ability; recommended that post fi
nance officers endeavor to locate un
expended funds raised by organiza
tions for war work, and now Idle,
with no plans for immediate use In
welfare work among ex-service men.
and endeavor to have such funds
transferred to a Bpeclal stato legion
fund, to be known as the memorial
and welfare fund; thanked the citi
zens of Missouri for their splendid
vote for the bonus proposition, thank
ed tho citizens of St, Joseph for their
hospitality toward convention dele
gates and visitors, and indorsed tho
pending bill to retire national guard
and national army officers disabled
In service on two-thirds pay, such as
is paid regular army officers retired.
Hannibal secured tho next meeting
by a unanimous vote.
FORMED A MUNICIPAL CHORUS
On next Monday night will be held
tho flrtt rehearsal for the new mu
nicipal chorus, the Initial formative
steps of which were taken at a meet
ing held In the Olney auditorium
Monday night participated In by
thlrty-threo St. Joseph singers, all of
whom promised to bring additional
members noxt Monday, This chorus
will fill a long felt want and be a
public benefit.
FRKD WORDEN TELLS THIS
A girl rather hoydenlsh Is sitting
on a Measanie street car whon a
roughneck enters and sits beside her.
She begins to laugh boisterously.
"Well," says he. "what the hell
tickles you?" Oallant youth across
tho way rises and, addressing the
roughneck, say, "Hey, bo, you want
to say 'lady after tliat there re
mark."
t r
Yesterday tho supplemental litis-.
irauon tor tne paric election was
" wa not & -s
MADE MANY CHANGES
- IN THE TAX LAW BILL
-
including tiii: repudivtion
or thi: administration's
RECOMMENDATION
TO REPEAL THE EXCESS
PROFITS, HIGHER SURTAXES
And In View oi What Ha Been
AeconiplKhed tlie 1ctter of the
President to Senator McCormlek
iK'tnllliu; the Monumental Accom
plishments of tho Adminltratlon
Tliereby Takes ou a Decided Added
Interest.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. (Special
Correspondence ) Repudiation of the
administration rec omniendatlon to
repeal the cxccm profits and higher
surtaxes to become effective January
1, 1921, was a marked feature of the
work of the Sor.ato Finance Commit
tee In revising the tax law as pasted
by the House.
Although It sustained the House
bill provision to make thohO taxes
payable this yeir, the senato commit
tee made many Important changes In
redrafting the bill, tho most Important
of which arc as follows:
Increasing the corporation tax
from 12 '.4 per cent, ns provided In
the House Bill, to 15 per cent.
Repealing the capital stock tax ef
fective July 1, 1923.
Eliminating the House provision
exempting the salaries of the presi
dent and judiciary from Income tax.
Eliminating the House provision
exempting expenses of traveling sales
men from income tax.
Eliminating the House exemption
of $500 on Income received from
building and loan associations.
Eliminating the House provision
allowing corporations to deduct from
taxable Incomes any contributions
made to charity.
Restoration ot tho transportation
taxes (ropealed by tho House bill) at
one-half tho present rate.
Although It was not decided at this
writing, It is reported that the Senate
committee Is virtually agreed on re
storing the tax on express packages
and the duty of five per cent on can
dy which had been lowered by the
House to three per cent.
Tlic Money Is Needed
The retention of tho excess-profits
tax and the higher surtaxes for 1921
and the restoration of duties elimi
nated or lowered by the House with
a further tnceaso of the tax on
smaller corporations does not harmo
nize with the administration claims
of reducing government expenditures.
The Senate Finance Committee evi
dently believes these taxes will be
needed, or It would have permitted
the administration to keep Its pro
election promises of reducing or re
pealing them.
With the exception of sustaining
the House In making tho repeal of
excess profits and higher surtaxes ef
fective January 1, 1922, the Tax bill
which will be reported by the Senate
Finance Committee will differ in
many particulars from the House bill,
but promises to be no more satisfac
tory to the general public. In addi
tion to the voice of the people crying
In protest against the Inequalities of
the tax bill, may now bo heard tho
vociferous cries of the big corpora
tions and the plaintive tones of tho
oppressed multl-mllllonalres. They
will still have the consolation, how-
(Continued on Pige 1)
MILLS, INDIAN riGHTER, TO CON-
VUNTION
O. C. Mills, 2sl3 Sacramento street.
ono of the four veterans of the Indian
wars, who resides in St. Joseph, will
attend the Natlnoal Indian War Vet
erans' Association at Wichita Sept.
26-30 and will bo the only delegate
from St. Joseph. He saw Indian ser
vice In Colorado, Texas, Kansas and
Oklahoma (then Indian Territory.)
Max Andrlano, 1358 Buchanan Ave
nue, served In the Dakotas and North
wost, W. D. McNeil, Florence Addi
tion, served In the Dakotas and Mon
tana, and police detective David Ber
enberg served in the Indian and oth
er territories. All draw federal pen
sions. ON TO KANSAS OCTOBER IS
The directors of tho Automobile
Club has sot Thursday, Oct. 13, as
the date of the next one day sociabil
ity run, and this time the tour will
be In Kansas. Hiawatha has been
selected as the dinner point, and It is
expected that thoro will be a full at
tendance of member
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NO. 4.
IS UP TO BRUBAKER )
He Must Do the Ctlatln of Uxs
lake Men as the Stato
I. Shies Awny.
rrogecutlng Attorney Brubaker will
havo no help fiom the state attorney
general's office In his trouble over
the lake gambling cases, ns the at
torney goneral's office Is much too
smart to be caught In this factional
republican row and fights shy He
has been told by the attorney gnnerai
to go ahead and swat 'em as he is
the man on the ground and Bru
baker says that he will. He was on
yesterday In receipt of the following
slippery one:
"Jefferson City, Mo., Sept 23.
"Hon. Perry A. Brubaker, prose
cuting Attornev, St. Joseph, Mo :
) Judge Utz writes regarding charge-
of corruption In prosecuting attor
noj's office In St. Joseph. There has
been no suugestlon you are In any
way Involved. It Is your plain duty
to take charge of tho situation. Tho
re-ponsibility is yours and this offico
oxpeets you to get It. You should In
vestigate thoroughly any alliances of
official corruption, and If evidence
justifies, you should prosecute ener
getically. "We will not Interfere In this mat
ter with your performance of tho
functions for which local prosecuting
attorneys are elected by the people.
This office does not supplant the lo
cal prosecutor nor appropriate his
office unless that officer la physically
or mentally Incapable, or hns himself
been guilty of crime, or i plainly
endeavoring to protect nnd shield the
guilty.
"We have every confidence In your
Integrity and thit you will proceed to
do our sworn duty.
(Signed) "JESSE W. BARRETT,
"Attorney General."
And this means that the weeping
nnd walling and tooth gnashing in the
gop local ranks will go on as far as
Brubaker can make It go.
FEDERAL COURT WAS POPULAR.
PLACC
The federal cpurt room was the
most popular place in St. Joseph this
week, and drew better than tho mov
ies. It was so crowded Wednsday
that Judge Van Valkenburgh was led
to remark: "Jurors and others hav
ing buslnehs here cannot find seats,"
he bald, "becaube there are many of
you who arc morbidly curious to eeo
whether a man Is fined $100, or goes
to Jail for thirty days. There are
many of you here every day who
have absolutely no business in this
courtroom, and It Is utterly Incom
prehensible to me how you can stand
around for hours and days listening
to court procedure which Is largely
the handling of liquor traffic viola
tors." NO OUT IN ST. JOSEPH WATER
RAT1X
After a conference held Wednesday
between Mayor Marshall, Supt. C. H.
Taylor of the Water company and
city attorney Lindsay, It was an
nounced that there would probably
be no reduction In water rates before
next January. The present rates ex
pire in October. Supt. Taylor has
also applied to the public utilities
commission for a complete valuation
of tho companv's plant. The valua
tion April 30 by the commission was
$2,217,612.72, nnco which time there
has been added $17,800.72 in better
ment POSTAL REGULATIONS GOVERN
ING riNLAND
The Finland postal administration
has advised this government that raw
hides and pelts except those duly salt
ed, seeds of red and hybrid clover
save Swedish, Norwegian. Danish,
Esthonlan, Ltthunlan and Russian
clover cultivated north of latitude 55
are prohibited Importation Into that
country: also the Importation of flre
nrms except by ministerial permis
sion; pork nnd pork products under
license and raw and poisonous sub
stances only under regulations.
SrALLISTER'S TIME W.VS SHORT
When Herburt McAllister, a Burl
ington switchman residing at 2207 4
South Ninth street, was acquitted In
Kansas City Tuesday of a charge of
assault with Ir.tent to kill, he had
hardly had tlm to congratulate him
self on his gauzy alibi, when he was
re-arrested ami brought here to an
swer to a charge of robbing a box
car here. He was arrested by A. D.
Owens, a Burlington special officer,
while he was loading, goods from the
car Into a motor cor, but later es
caped. William P. Resterer, 23 years of
age, died at a local hospital Thursday,
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