The following items were taken from the Nov. 13 through 19, 1910, Examiner.

The following items were taken from the Nov. 13 through 19, 1910, Examiner.

Word comes from Eastern Jackson County that the ’possums have heard about the proposed hunt next week. The ’possums held a convention in the bluffs on the small Blue and decided to leave immediately for Lafayette County. The ’possum who remain are in grave danger. A ’possum dinner will be held at the Armory hall following the hunt.

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The peace justices elected at the Nov. 8 election and the constables will take office. Their commissions will be issued as soon as the county clerk certifies the returns making them official. The new justices for Independence will be T.C. Caldwell, reelected, Thomas E. Chinn and Schuyler Lowe. Mr. Caldwell will take the office in the police department headquarters and get rent free in return for assisting the city in police matters and serving as police judge when needed.

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Lewis W. Thomas of Lee’s Summit brought suit for divorce from Caroline Thomas. They were married in Marshall County, Iowa, in April 1855. He says his wife is now in the State hospital for the insane at St. Joseph, and incurable. For several years before she was sent there, he declares there was no happiness in their home. He says his wife slept with a butcher knife or a hatchet under her pillow and that many a time he has sat up all night for fear she would kill him.

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An examination under the civil service rules will be held at Independence. Those eligible for this service must be between 18 and 45 years of age. Married women are not admitted to the examination unless they have been divorced or separated from their husbands and have to make their own living, and are eligible then only for clerical positions. Male applicants must be physically sound, not less than 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weigh not less than 125 pounds.