The St. Joseph Observer publishes a Page 1 report on the acquittal of State Auditor John P. Gordon, whose trial had wrapped up recently over allegations he illegally reimbursed himself with state funds totaling just over $1,200. Gordon testified he had indeed used all funds in question to (quite legally) attend a convention of state auditors in Salt Lake City. The headline reads, “Could Not Down Him,” adding Gordon was the first state auditor to face  criminal charges since 1891.

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