SEEKS WIFE, LANDS IN JAIL.
Clay County Truck Gardener Rides Into City and Loses Horse.
A Clay county truck gardener came to Kansas City Monday on horseback to win a bride. His journey took him to the city holdover early yesterday morning when he and his expensive saddle were placed into a cell for safekeeping.
The gardener, who had been drinking, was thrown from his horse at Fifth and Main streets. The saddle came off also. He tried to win the affections of a number of women who passed his way, according to the police.
"I want to get married," he declared at police headquarters. "I rode all the way from my farm to find a beautiful Kansas City bride. I imbibed numerous glasses of beer and other drinks to get up my courage. And now I have to be locked up in this awful place and my horse is gone. When I get out I am going back home to lead an ordinary, bachelor life."
At noon yesterday the man and his saddle were released.