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December 27, 1909

WEDS A BOY OF SOME CLASS.

Justice Cannot Resist Temptation
as Miss Wade Starts Voyage.

It is said about the recorder's office at the county court house yesterday that there would be few marriage licenses issued, Christmas being over, and that the next rush would come on New Year's. Seventeen pairs took the step yesterday and most of them applied late in the afternoon.

When Charles A. Class, 24 years old, of Leeton, Mo., arrived with his fiancee, Miss Susie Wade, 21 years old of Pleasant Hill, Mo., the office was getting ready to close for the day. It's never too late there however, so a marriage license was issued.

Mr. Class and Miss Wade came with their duly appointed "seconds." Justice Festus O. Miller had to be sent for. When about to start the pair's life voyage he paused for a moment. He could not resist the temptation. "Miss Wade," he said solemnly, "you are about to wed a boy of some 'Class.' "

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June 26, 1909

WALKED FROM PLEASANT HILL.

John Fleming, 18, Missing Since
Monday, Returns.

John Fleming, the 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fleming of 2404 Kensington avenue, who has been missing since last Monday, returned home last night at 8 o'clock, having walked the entire distance from Pleasant Hill, Mo.

He could not give a very connected account of his wanderings, saying that he thought his mind had been affected by the heat of the sun when he started out. He remembered that he had walked most of the way to Pleasant Hill. It was thought that he had some vague idea of visiting his aunt, who lives within nine miles of that town, but he did not arrive there. He was more lucid about the return trip.

Young Fleming was first sighted at Raytown, Mo., by friends of Mrs. Fleming, who telephoned to the mother. Others along the line of march also recognized him and telephoned to the home. A reunion was held last night at the home.

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May 15, 1909

CONNOR EXPLAINS STORM.

Due to Contact of Two High Baro-
metric Areas.

Last night's storm was due to a combination of two areas of high barometric pressure, one in the Northwest and the other in the Southeast sections of the country. The air currents, both revolving in a great arc from left to right, met in the vicinity of this city.

"The conflict of these air currents will produce tornadoes," said P. Connor, the local weather observer, yesterday afternoon, while the sky was yet serene.

About 5 o'clock his prediction was justified. Sheets of water descended that had filled the rain gauge 1.15 inches before 6 o'clock. While the rain fall was heavy there was very little high wind in the city, except in gusts.

Telegraph wires between the city and Independence, Pleasant Hill and Elden, Mo., were blown down.

At the south office of the Home Telephone company, Thirty-eighth street and Warwick boulevard, lightning was carried into the building on the wires and all the telephone girls stampeded.

Lightning struck a house at 1816 Summit street, and caused damage amounting to $200. No one was injured.

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November 3, 1908

HIS CITIZENSHIP RESTORED.

Disabilities in Case of Dr. Goddard
Removed by Folk.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., Nov. 2. -- (Special.) Dr. J. D. Goddard of Kansas City, who recently completed a long term in the penitentiary, had his disabilities removed by an order from Governor Folk today. Dr. Goddard was sentenced for twenty years on conviction of murder in second degree. Governor Dockery cut this time to ten years. The doctor was released under this commutation last month. At the penitentiary his medical knowledge was utilized in the hospital, and it is said that he was really on duty night and day. He is now said to be at Pleasant Hill, Mo.

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April 9, 1908

WALKING WEST ON A WAGER.

If He Goes 3,000 Miles in Sixty Days
This Youth Gets $450.

To walk 3,000 miles cross-country from New York city to San Francisco in sixty days is the task which a young man, who arived in Kansas City last evening, says he is now in the midst of on a wager of $450. The continental pedestrian, Frank McAllister, figures the total distance by wagon roads and railroad tracks at 3,000 miles, and that he must cover fifty miles each day to win the purse He is now about three days behind on his schedule, he says.

McAllister said last evening that he had walked from Pleasant Hill, Mo., yesterday, a distance of thirty-five miles. He plans to walk toward Topeka, Kas., today on the Santa Fe tracks, but may remain here a day to rest. He says, if he stays here today, he can be found at the Y. M. C. A. club rooms.

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