July 3, 1907

Hurry Call Is Sent for Plumbers to

A hurry-up call was sent in for a plumber yesterday in Independence from the sheriff's office. Deputy Sheriff Marqua and Clem Powell surmised that there was defective plumbing, especially in the court room near the sheriff's desk. Visions of typhoid fever and long weeks of illness floated before them, until the janitor arrived to move the desk, and the cause of all the trouble was discovered.

A piece of Limberger cheese, which had attained the thirty-second degree, and which had been hidden by someone who had eaten lunch during the absence of the court, caused the trouble. The cheese was folded in a piece of paper by the janitor and buried deep in the court house yard.