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CAPPER'S MESSAGE
The. New Governor Makes Numerous
. Notable Recommendations to
Kansas Law-makers.
State Could Have Economy Through
Business-like Methods of
Operation.
Merit System Should be Employed by
Both State and County
Administrations.
Stronger Country Schools, Welfare
Measures and a Better Prison,
Among Other Suggestions.
Executive Office, Topeka, Kan., Jan
uary 12, 1915.
Gentlemen of the Legislature:
According to custom and the pro
visions of the Constitution of Kansas,
I su-bmlt these suggestions and recom
mendations upon those public matters
which seem to me of immediate con
cern. You have met to provide for a more
expeditious conduct of public busi
ness; to make such changes in the
statutes as time, experience and ever
changing conditions may indicate are
required; to enact such new legisla
tion as the needs of the people de
mand. I am sure every member of
tooth houses fully appreiate this - re
sponsibility. I hope I may be par
doned If in my zeal to do my part, I
remind you individually that although
you owe a duty to the district which
you represent, your higher duty is to
all the people of Kansas. The pres
sure of special interests, the demands
of special sections of the state, the
needs of friends, all must be subordi
nated to the good of the people as a
whole. We are not here to legislate
for any section, nor for any political
party, but for the whole state, and
"log rolling" and "swapping votes"
and "playing politics" must have no
place in our program. Nor should our
time he frittered away in unimportant
local legislation in which the great
body of the people have no interest.
We must 'be sure that our appropria
tion bills are free from the taint of
the "pork barrel." I urge both houses
to adijpt the rule that no member of
the legislature from a distrit in which
there is a state institution shall be
made a member of the ways and
swans committee.
Kansas is ripe for a constructive
legislative program. The state is hap
pily free from bitter partisan strife;
no one question of overshadowing im
portance divides us. We have an ex
ceptional opportunity of giving to the
problems which shall come before us,
the unbiased and non-partisan delib
eration which should precede all leg
islation: of studying the needs of the
state; of investigating the evils and
abuses of our political system; of
weighing the new demands of a new
age; of giving the people of Kansas
our most honest and conscientious
and efficient service.
This does not imply the enactment
of a great number of laws. It is recog
nized that the tendency of our day is
toward too much legislation too
many ill-advised, useless, contradic
tory and ambiguous laws, inevitably
the breeders of misunderstanding,
strife and litigation. Your effort
should toe to simplify existing laws
and to make every new enactment so
simple that the most humble citizen
may understand and respect it, so
plain and explicit that the most pow
erful cannot evade it.
Economy Through Efficiency.
Kansas, in common with the other
states, has experienced in the last
decade an increase in the cost of gov
ernment and the burdens of taxation
far 'beyond the increase of population.
In twelve years public expenditures
have increased 68 per cent in the
state; 77 per cent in the county; 153
per cent in the city; 119 per cent in
the township; 132 per cent for schools.
While most of this increase has been
for local purposes (the state taxes
being only 53,371.998 out of a total
of $29,483,883 for the last tax year),
the state should set an example of
economy It should keep down ap
propriations to the very limit consist
ent with imperative demands. This is
simply exercising the prudence that
business men generally are practicing
at this time. The increase in state
expenditures is due partly to the en
larged functions of government made
necessary toy new industrial condi
tions: -by the establishing of new and
needed state institutions; and by the
Increased cost of the necessities of
life in the markets of the world. But
a belief is growing in Kansas, as else
where, that the business methods oc
7 the state and county governments
have not kept step with the best
methods of the day; that they are
neither the most efficient nor the most
economical. Kansas must rearrange
and readjust its entire system of ad
ministration on a more scientific basis.
Needless duplication of effort must be
eliminated, responsibility be concen
trated end different departments be
co-ordinated. To do this, in my opin
ion, cannot fail to increase efficiency
and to diminish cost to give the peo
ple much better . service for less
money.
Infecent years the state has de
voted much energy to regulating pri
vate or semi-public business, with
beneficial results. It should now re-
- organize and regulate its own busi
ness. An All-State Efficlewv and Economy
Committee.
I recommend and urge upon the leg
islature that it appoint immediately a
joint' committee on efficiency and
economy. After a thorough analysis
of the present organization of the
state, county and township govern
ments in Kansas, a study of what
other states notably Minnesota and
lows. are doing to increase and con
centrate the responsibility of officials
to make their responsibility to the peo
- pie more direct and to produce greater
unity f action among the -different
departments of government. "1 I nope
this committee -will present for the
consideration of the legislature at this
session, a plan of reorganization
which shell abolish, needless offices,
boards and commissions, concentrate
and center responsibilities, eliminate
duplication of authority and reduce
the public business to a compact and
smoothly-working unit. This legis
lature has many members with wide
experience In public affairs. I am con
vinced they can devise a plan In keep
ing with modern business systems,
which ultimately will not only save
money for the taxpayers of the state,
but will greatly increase, and strength
en the efficiency of our government,
bring men of highest grade and great
est ability into the public service and
relieve the public of the annoyance,
expense and delay of unnecessary red
tape. "
The committee should have the
power to call to its aid such expert
advice as It may require, and should
invite the suggestions of business men
and other citizens.
Combine or Abolish Boards.
I feave no wish to define the scope
of this committee's work, but I do
desire to suggest that in my opinion
the consolidating of many state
boards, commissions and ofnees can
be effected with improvement rather
than detriment to the public business.
The state inspection system should
be overhauled thoroughly. Recently,
the state auditor learned that six dif
ferent state inspectors had been in the
same little town on the same day, do
ing work that one Inspector probably
could have done equally well.
The state board of irrigation should
be Immediately abolished. It is an ab
solute waste of the state's money to
continue its existence. The work can
easily be done toy the present staff of
the Agricultural college. -
The Judicial districts of the state
may toe reduced greatly In number
without Impairing the service at the
courts or increasing the law's delay.
The board of correction can be
abolished and its duties performed by
the board of control.
The offices of hotel commissioner,
two members of the state barber
'board, and oil inspector can all be
abolished and their work done by ex
isting employes In other departments.
Several state offices, the duties of
which are purely administrative or
clerical, such as the superintendent of
insurance, state printer, superintend
ent of public institution, and possibly
others, should, I 'believe, be made ap
pointive Instead of elective, in the in
terest of concentrating responsibility.
County government can be simpli
fied greatly by reorganizing and con
solidating some of the offices, making
others appointive and reducing sal
aries in keeping with the salaries paid
by private business for the perform
ance of similar duties. '
I do not consider a constitutional
convention necessary to accomplish
these reforms. Most of these changes
can be made under our present con
stitution; where they cannot, an
amendment should be submitted to
the people reducing the number of
elective state offices and providing for
four-year terms with the power of re
call at any time.
State and County Merit System.
Any plan of administration which
contemplates a concentrating of re-J
sponsibility is open to the dangers
which follow the creation of a bu
reaucracy. But these dangers may be
Avoided by strengthening the merit
system and extending it to all
branches of state and county govern
ment. We now have a civil service
law applying to a few state Institu
tions; but the weakness of this law Is
apparent when we see how recklessly
it has been disregarded and violated.
We will never attain an efficient nor
economic government until offices,
large and small, are removed from the
hands of spoilsmen. I urge the enact
ing of a civil service law so explicit
and so strong that no partisan offi
cial will dare evade it, basing all re
wards, promotion and salaries solely
on merit, on loyalty and Industry in
the public service. j"
Public Welfare. ,
The conservation of human life and
human resource's is every year assum
ing a larger and larger place in Amer
ican ideals of government. We are
realizing that human life is the chief
asset of the state; and we are using
our governmental machinery more
and more not only to maintain but
also to increase and better the condi
tions of life and health and the social
wellbeing of the people. We have
learned already that if we are to per
petuate the state, "we must not only
produce citizens, tout good citizens
men and women of sound bodies, clear
minds and clean souls. We now con
sider as fundamental economic func
tions of the state, many duties that
were left a generation ago to chance.
And this change in our attitude to
ward the life and health of the indi
vidual is not sentimental nor entirely
humanitarian in its source; it is based
cn the soundest economic principles.
No question which will come before
you can be of more vital or far-reach
ing import than those problems which
we have come to group under the gen
eral head of public welfare. It Is our
duty to see that our future citizens
are well-born; that they are properly
nourished and are reared in that en
vironment most likely to develop in
them their full capacity and powers.
It is our duty to them, from motives
of Humanity, to "give them a chance
in life;" It Is our duty to the state.
from an economic motive, to develop
them into good and useful citizens
for the state.
Needed Welfare Measures.
To promote a higher type ot citizen
ship, to Insure to every child born in
Kansas a record - of birth, an equal
share In the paternal care ox the gov
ernment and a recognition of its
potential worth as a future citizen
recommend the establishment of a. di
vision of child hygiene as a part of the
state board of health. This new divis
ion should take into account the cir
cularizing of the expectant mother
who applies for information, the care
of the new-born babe and the well-
being, health and nurture of the grow
ins child. 1 1 '
In the same general line of public
welfare, I recommend the enactment
of laws on the following subjects:
I. To assist needy - and ' worthy
mothers by a compensation wtoicn
shall enable them to care Sar depend
ent minor children at home instead of
their being cared for in institutions. -
2.. To designate certain existing
officials to comprise and act as an in
dustrial welfare committee with
power to establish and enforce wage
schedule and to regulate the hours
of women and minors in industry.
3. To provide for the paying of con
victs earnings to . their - dependent
families, after a sufficient sum is de--d
acted for the convict's maintenance.
4. To give organized labor the right
to select the officers of the state la
bor bureau.
5. To help solve the problem of the
unemployed toy extending the activi
ties of the free employment bureau.
6. To strengthen, the workmen's
compensation act for tie toetter pro
tection of the workers.
7. To promote the safety and safe
guard the interests of railroad men
and the traveling public.
8. To compel employers to report
promptly to the labor department all
accidents occurring in factories or
mines.
9. To make child desertion by
either father or mother a crime.
10. To broaden the 9200 tax ex
emption law by removing the dis
crimination against certain classes of
women.
II. -To authorize cities of the first
and second class to establish public
loan Institutions that the loan shark
evil may be abated.
Stronger Rural Schools.
Only 5 per cent of the boys and
girls of Kansas ever go to college.
For the 95 per cent whose only means
of schooling Is the district or the city
sohool, we must provide what we are
not now providing, an education tihat
will toetter fit them lor the struggle
of life. "
A boy or girl who has 'gone through
eight grades should possess a com
plete, practical education and should
have received special training in some
specific line of work, fitting him-or
her to earn a livelihood. Vocational
work should be done In all the schools
beginning with the fifth grade. Wher
ever conditions favor it, the establish
ing ofa consolidated sohool or oi a
township high school is worthy of
much consideration. . We should pro
vide for and encourage a wider use
of school plants, making of them edu
cational and social centers for all the
people throughout the year.
I believe that the office of state
Bupennieuuenc or- pumic inBtnxMion, f
as well as that of county superinten-1
dent, should be removed entirely from
politics.
An institution which supplements
the work of the public schools and
readies every remote farm house In
the state is the Kansas Traveling Li
brary. In the last two years it - has
sent out a total of 61,250 books, reach
ing. It is estimated, 300,000 persons. I
recommend that ample funds for a
continuation of its good work be pro
vided. - .
Free Text Books for Schools.'
All school books should be supplied
to the children of Kansas free of cost.
I recommend compulsory district and
municipal ownership of such hooks.
Twenty-one states now follow this
plan successfully. I also favor a law
properly safeguarded, providing for
the use of supplementary books.
I am convinced the state can publish
the text books needed for use in the
common schools at a material saving
to the people. During the last two
years the state printing plant has been
enlarged with this purpose in view.
So . far only three books have been
issued. It is,, of course, physically
impossible for the state to undertake.
during the next two years, the pub-
lishing of all the books to be required
in the public schools of all grades. I
therefore recommend that an appro
priation be made sufficient to print
such books within the present ca
pacity of the printing plant, as, in
the judgment of the school book com
mission, are most immediately needed.
Rural Credits Association.
Farming is our biggest business in
Kansas. Our prosperity, our progress.
our very existence depend on it. It is
a business in great need of financial
relief. . The farmers of Kansas are
sorely in need of a credit system
meeting their special - requirements.
that they may more readily obtain
money on short or long time for their
farming operations, or that they may
become owners of farms.- Our present
system of credit Is based on business
as conducted In cities, where capital Is
turned quickly. In New York, Ohio
and in other states this need has been
met by legislation providing for rural
loan and savings associations similar
to the building and loan associations
in the cities.
Co-operative Societies.
The necessity for a better organized
farm industry in the United States is
now generally regarded as urgent-
Kansas has no adequate law encourag
ing and providing for the formation
and conduct of farmer co-operative
societies such as exists in the states
of . Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska
and Iowa. As we live in one of the
foremost . agricultural states, we
should not be backward in providing
every condition, which will aid our
greatest industry.
Abolish Nominating Petitions.
Several amendments should be made
to the primary and general election
laws to improve them, but such
changes must in no way interfere with
a full and free expression of the peo
ple's choice in naming the candidates
to be voted on at general elections.
The direct primary law of Kansas has
become a part of our political system
I and our efforts should.be to simplify
it, to render it more direct, ratner
than to weaken or discredit it
I snggest the law toe modified to
eliminate nomination 'petitions, substi
tuting therefor a small entrance fee.
The names of judicial "candidates at
the -primary should be printed upon
each party ballot and not upon a sep
arate ballot, that there may be a fuller
expression of choice. Campaign ex
penditures should be limited "to a rea
sonable sum commensurate with-the
salary of the ornce, so that- a poor
man may have the same opportunity
as a rich man. Smoking in polling
places should be prohibited. Two sets
of judges and clerks of election should
be provided for every congested pre
cinct. Improvement of Road.
I am unreservedly in favor of the
improvement of public highways.. The
framers ,of our constitution conferred
this work on the counties. Until the
people, toy amendment, change the con
stitution, I urge that the counties co
operate with one another, that future
road work be more uniform and -done
In such a way that it will result in
connected and continuous highways. I
recommend such amendments be made
"to the present law.
We have found the best and cheaD-
est road In Kansas is the dragged
road. When the work is done at the
right time the .expense and labor of
keeping it np Is small. A well-organized
drag system will do more to give
any Kansas county fine roads, than
the expenditure of a, much greater
amount of money in building and
maintaining a single highway. The
highways will come, but good commun
ity roads are our first need.
Welcome1 Europe's Farm Workers.'
Following the war in Europe a lance
increase of European 'immigration to
the United States Is to be expected,
of which the largest part is and al
ways has been made up of men skilled
In farming. The farming interests of
the United States may then obtain
the better class of these immigrants,
provided measures are taken to at
tract them before they are dispersed
to tne manufacturing districts, for
which they are poorly fitted. These
emigrants will come here with their
faith in American ' ideals made
stronger than ever by the failure of
the European system of government
and diplomacy. They are a high type
of farm -workers. Kansas needs just
such trained farm hands and farm
tenants, and it will be wise to prepare
to obtain our share of the most de
sirable of these emigrants. - This can
be done by attaching to one of the ex
isting bureaus or departments of state
an immigration agency that will keep
In touch with the demand for such
labor in the state and will supply
printed matter, setting forth the at
tractions and opportunities Kansas
has to offer to -the farm workers of
Europe.
Remodel the Prison With Convict
Labor.
A non-partisan committee of experts
was appointed under my predecessor
to examine the penitentiary buildings
and make recommendations for their
improvement. " This commission has
recommended that the penitentiary
, . - - , . T
uo
ask you to give its recommendation
most eareful attention. It is pointed
out that the greater part of the raw
materials for reconstruction is to be
found on state property; that prison
labor can be used for nearly all the
work of construction, . excepting the i
skilled superintendence; that we can
use all of the old plant which has
value: that we can construct what
will be virtually a new penitentiary
at a minimum of cost, and that a large
number of prisoners, how unskilled
men, can be trained to become skilled
artisians, which will more than double
their earning power after their re
lease, -i .. .. .. - , . . ; .
-Abolish " the Fee -System." .
The fee system of compensation for
public services opens the way to
abuses which are almost universally
condemned. While fees as compensa
tion have been abolished in connec
tion with most public offices, the sys
tem stril remains in connection with
certain state and county offices. I
urge the enacting of a law which will
abolish the fee system in state and
county governments, as now conduct
er, and specifically providing that all
fees of whatsoever nature collected by
public officials or employes shall be
paid into the general revenue fund.
Check Up County Officials.
Our present system of handling
county funds is loose, slipshod and
utterly unbusiness-like. I recommend
a law requiring the county clerk or
county auditor to check all county of
ficials at frequent intervals, to check
out all outgoing officials and to
check in all incoming officials. This
is -not provided for in our present sys
tem of county government.
Change . In Banking Laws.
In view of the radical changes re
cently .made In our national currency
and banking system by the "establish
ing of the federal reserve banks, I
recommend that our state banking
laws be so amended as to enable any
state bank which bo desires to avail
itself of the provisions of the new
federal law.
Keep Faith With the People.
1 particularly urge that the ways
and means committees of each house
report the appropriation bills at the
earliest practical day, so that they
may have careful consideration before
the rush of the closing sessions.
I recommend the adopting of the
initiative and referendum; an amend
ment to the utility commission law
prohibiting the use of free railroad
passes by members and employes of
the commission; the enacting of a
presidential primary law; an amend
ment to the constitution to provide for
a verdict in civil cases by three
fourths of the members of a jury;
and the strengthening of the "Blue
Sky" law, so that theta may be no
question of its constitutionality.
The attention of the legislature is
directed to the disgraceful condition
of the state house grounds and to the
lack of a proper system of lighting
for the grounds and the capitol itself.
In conclusion I wish to emphasize
again the urgent necessity for a policy
of strict economy. The suggestions
and recommendations I have made do
not in any instance call for the crea
tion of new offices nor new boards
and commissions ; but provide for re
ducing the number of public officials
and increasing the duties and respon
sibilities of all In the public service.
I - earnestlr appeal -to the mem
bers . of both - branches of the leg
islature to lay aside partisan poll
tics; to show the people that we are
not "here to make political capital nor
campaign thunder; but as true pa
triots conscientiously to consider
nerr auestion which comes before us
or its true merits in behalf of the best
interests of Kansas. I believe- this
legislature will keep faith with the
people. Respectfully suDminea.
ARTHUR CAPPER. Governor.
1 o,L -id L i:U..t -
PEmsn i;mtalvs
MAKE DISASTER
Towns and Villages Leveled
and Their Inhabitants Lie
Crashed and Bruised.
ROME MUCH DAMAGED
Many Fine Churches " and Statues
' Suffer, But There Was No Loss
of Life in City Naples
Shaken, Too.
Roine, Jan. 14. Italy again has been
visited by an earthquake of wide ex
tent, which, according to the late ad
vices, has resulted In the death - of
thirteen thousand persons and injury
to possibly twenty thousand more in
the towns and villages destroyed. The
shock was the strongest Rome has
felt in more than a hundred years.
The town of Avezzano, in the Ab
ruzzi Department, sixty-three miles
east of Rome, has been leveled "to the
ground. There eight thousand per
sons are reported to have been killed.
In many small towns surrounding
Rome buildings were partly wrecked,
while at Naples a panic occurred and
houses fell at Caserta, a short dis
tance to the east.
Shock Was Widespread.
From below -Naples In the south to
Ferrera In the north, a distance of
more than 300 miles, and across .al
most the width of the country the un
dulatory movement continued for a
considerable period. ," .
- In Rome it was thought at first that
two shocks had occurred, but the sela
mographic instruments in the observa
tories showed there was only one,
which beginning at 7:55 o'clock In the
morning, lasted from twenty-two to
thirty seconds.
In the capital itself, so far as known
there was no loss of lifer but a great
deal of damage was done, churches
and statues suffering most. The build
ings on both sides of the Porta del
Popolo, the north entrance to Rome,
threatened to fall and the eagle decor
ating the gate crashed to the ground
Shook the Obelisk.
- The obelisk in St. Peter s square
was shaken and badly damaged, while
the statue of St. John Lateran and the
statues of the Apostles surmounting
the-Basilica are in danger of collaps
ing. The famous colonnade decorat
ing St. Peter's Square was lowered
four i feet ; while the adjacent house,
once occupied by the- Sisters- of Pope
Pius X, was badly cracked.
Owing to the wide extent of the dis
turbance " . and the terrible conse
quences, the actual effects of the earth-
quake are not at present known, ow
ing to the cutting off of communica
tions.
, The fortified city of Aquila has in
this way been cut off, but It is report
ed several villages in that region were
destroyed. Likewise, Potenza, capital
of the province of the same name, on
the eastern declivity of the Apennines
which has a population of nearly
twenty thousand, has been isolated.
In 1857 this town was almost de
stroyed by an earthquake.
Pope and King Offer Aid.
Pope Benedict was reciting ' the
thanksgiving after the morning mass
when the shock occurred. The pontiff
retained his composure and gave or
ders immediately that the damage
inside and outside the Vatican be as
certained and requested a report
whether assistance was required.
King Victor Emmanuel also ordered
the minister of the Interior to furnish
him with all details of the"earthquake.
The king expressed a desire to visit
the damaged cities. "
At the capitol two magnificent can'
dlesticks fell and were broken." At
the Palazzo Del Drago, where Thomas
Nelson Page, the American ambassa
dor, lives, several cracks in the build
ing, which already had existed, openecT
wider and plaster fell in several of
the rooms. The glass was broken in
the embassy office.
Church of St. John Lateran Damaged.
In addition to the statue of St, Paul,
on the column of Marcus Aurelius, the
facade of the Church of St. John Lat
eran was damaged," and the statue of
the Savior, "which is fifty feet high,
was twisted out of plumb.
In the Lateran Palace,' , especially
that part occupied by the Profane Mu
seum, the earthquake caused cracks
of sufficient size to permit outside
light to penetrate the building. The
ball of the chamber of deputies like
wise was cracked. - "
Among other edifices damaged were
the churches of St. Andria Fratte and
St. Agatha of the Goths, the latter be
ing the oldest - church of Teutonic
origin In Rome. -
" Morgan to Lend . to Czar.
Petrograd, Jan. 14. A group of New
York bankers, including J. P. Morgan
& Co- have agreed to lend the Rus
sian government $12,000,000, according
to an official announcement ' made
here today.
Zapata Quits the Capital.
. Galveston, Jan. 14. The City " of
Mexico was evacuated by General
Zapata's forces today, according to an
official cablegram from Vera Cruz to
Juan Burns, the Carranzista consul
at this place. r-
vcun-
WELFARE
is at stake when yoa
neglect the Stom
ach, Liver and
Bowels. Poor
health will soon
overtake you. Keep
up "to the mark" by
assisting these
organs in their work
with the help of
nOSTETTERS
Stomach Bitters
It makes the appetite
keen and aids
digestion. Try a bottle.
1
. Sized Up.
Mrs. Crawford What makes yoa
think that she knows her husband
thoroughly?
Mrs. Crabshaw Because she can
tell exactly how much money to take
out ot his pocket without his missing
It" Judge. '
- A Prophet Without Honor.
Mrs. Flubdub I'm afraid It's going
to rain today.
Mr. Flubdub Obi. I think not. I just
saw the weather man going down the
street with an umbrella. Judge.
Came Natural.
Bacon They say that president tA
the bank who got away with a lot of
the money began his career as jani
tor of the Institution. .
Egbert Never - forgot his early
training to clean out tbe bank, evi
dently. IVs Off.
"How about you and that telephone
girl?
"She has sent me back my solitaire."
"Ring off. eh?"
Almost Human. .
- "I'm going on a strike," said the
match. "
"Better not," responded the old pipe.
"You'll lose your bead if you do." -.
Why Is It that the average man will
economize on his luxuries rather than
on his necessities?
- A bank teller generally has a pay
ing job.
But, then, monkeys bad the first '
family trees. . "'
A joke is seldom as funny the morn- .
Ing after as it was the night before.
Your own phonograph always
sounds better than your neighbor's.'
Beauty
Is Only Skin Deep
It is vitally nec
essary there
fore, that you
take good care
of your skin.
ZONA POMADE
if used regularly will beautify and
preserve your complexion and help
you retain the bloom of early youth
for many years. Try it for 30
days. If not more than satisfied
you get your money back. 50c
at druggists or mailed direct.
Zona Company, WicMta, Kan.
DEFIANCE STARCH
is constantly growing in favor because it
Does Not Stick to the Iron
and it will not injure the finest fabric. For
laundry purposes it has no equal. 16 ox.
package 10c 1-3 more starch for same money.
DEFIANCE STARCH CO., Omaha. Nebraska
For Testing tTSrS
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The Law of financial Success"
a book with real Bread and Batter valve, complete
ZSe postpaid. May mean tbotisajids of dollars to too.
Ttim fidelity Conairanjr. Itox Fratoo, Caic
WANTFH to bear from owner of rood farm
for sale. Bend description and
Kansas Cify Directory
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Theatrical and Masqueraoi
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J. A.MOTT OPTICAL CO.
call on on. Mail us jronr brake
S-Immcb, repaired the atune
91 YEARS IN Tub- diioiuf..
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6 20 and 622 Uv Stock Ejt, Knui City. Me.
W. N. U, KANSAS CITY, NO. 3-1915.
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