April 24, 1916 ~ LOVE LANDS TRIO IN CELLS.

April 24, 1916

Romance Begun in Mexico Leads to Fight in Kansas City.

A romance of Old Mexico, where the affections of two men were centered upon a pretty senorita, Josephine Gonsalez, came to a climax yesterday afternoon when the trio was taken to police headquarters by Patrolman Dick Elliott. There, in broken English, the story of the love affair was gleaned from the lips of the young woman and her two admirers.

In a little city 100 miles north of the City of Mexico there lived a fruit vendor named Felix Gonsalez, and his daughter, Josephine. Francisco Reos, the son of a well-to-do tradesman, loved Josephine, but he loved her secretly. He was a bashful young man. Far different was Manuel Remirez, a good looking water boy. He wooed her ardently and, it is said, she returned his love.

One of the major regimes gained control of the nation and Remirez, who h ad earned the enmity of the ruling faction, was banished as an outlaw. He came to the United States and with him was Josephine Gonsalez. The couple drifted from city to city and came to Kansas City several months ago. Remirez found employment here and worked hard to make a comfortable home for the woman he loved.

Meanwhile Reos was in deepest sorrow in Mexico. No other of the senoritas in his town attracted him. He finally decided to search for Josephine and bring her back to the land of her nativity. He traced her through several states and early this month arrived in Kansas City. He soon found Josephine's address and called upon her.

Remirez declares that Reos tempted Josephine with his wealth and that he tried to induce her to leave him. The two men met yesterday at the senorita's room at 510 Main street and, it is said, blows were exchanged freely. Officer Elliott heard the commotion and took the trio to the holdover.

Remirez and Reos were locked up in separate cells. Josephine Gonsalez, crying bitterly, was led away to the matron's department.

"Which of the two men do you love the most?" an officer asked the senorita.

"I do not know," she sobbed, "they are both such nice boys."

It is up to Judge Fred W. Coon in the North municipal court this morning to decide what shall be done to patch up the quarrel between Remirez and Reos. The two Mexicans and Miss Gonsalez are charged with disturbing the peace.