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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOTJRlTAIi DECEMBER, 17, 1912
NORTH SIDE NEWS ! Shorey School Children Be' Housed in Three Buildings. Over $5,000 Distributed Today Among Laborers. Three buildings will be used as school rooms to accommodate the children in t the Shorey district. The school build- ! ing, which was composed of three rooms was destroyed by fire last week. Arrangements for the rental of rooms in separate buildings are now in prog ress. -It is likely that each room will be located In a separate building but this will answer the emergency which j exists. One teacher will be located in j each room and will take charge of the 1 grades she formerly taught. Every child will be under the tutorship of , the same teacher. . I The location of these rooms or build ings has not been determined but it is believed that it will be necessary to use two private residences. A petition calling for a special elec tion to vote bonds for the erection of a new building, will be circulated im mediately. The petition will be started sometime this week and it is believed that the building will be completed in plenty of time for the next school term. Some of the people of Shorey sug gested the erection of a tabernacle which could be used until the new CANE SUGAR 25 lbs. for $1.00 "When you buy $4.00 worth of other Groceries or Meats." You not only save a third on the su gar, but on the other eatables you get the best at prices the lowest in the city. Free delivery. Specials for Today English Walnuts, new 1912 crop, medium size, lb. 18f; or 2 lb. for 35 f Holly, very fancy, lb .15 Apples, Mammoth black twig fancy, peck ...40 Soap, Lenox, 10. large bars 27$ Eggs, April storage, doz. 22i Fresh Pork Shoulder "whole, lb. ...... 13? Oranges, Sunkist, largest size, 50c value, dozen ..... .39? Brown Sugar, 10 lbs. for 50f Candy, mixed, 12jz value, - lb ..7Vzt OTHER ITEMS Potatoes, fancy White Idaho, 60 Jbsrto the bushel. ; . . :--. : .75 Popcorn, fancy white, lb.... 41 Mmce Meat, Armour s, bulk, 3 lbs 25 Tomatoes, No. 2 cans, 2 for 15$ Rice, whole grain, 4 lb. for 2Sf Baking Soda, Arm & Hammer, 10c packages, 2 for. . . . . ; 15fS Raisins, seeded, 4 pkgs....25i Wheat Germ, like Cream of Wheat at half the cost, 6-lb. sack .v. 251 A 10c size of Cleanser for Cabbage, fancy Wisconsin, lb. If Meadow Gold Creamery Butter, plain wrapper, lb 37e Navy Beans, new, 5 pound 25 Corn, fair quality, 4 cans. . .25 f Beef to boil, fancy quality, lb 8VW Buckwheat Flour, fresh ground, pure, 6 lbs. for 25? Pork Loin Roast, lb 15f Sugar, best beet, granulated, 20 lbs. . . . $1.00 Evaporated Apples, pkg 10 Sausage, pure pork and sea soning, our own make, lb. 15 f Oysters, direct from Balti more, solid pint 25 Rib Roasts of Beef, cut from corn fed steers, lb 13VW Stick Chile, Wolffs, the best, lb 20 Cornmeal, ground from new corn, lb 2e Laundry Soap, White Rose, 10 large bars 25 Laundry Soap, Pearl, a white soap, 7 large bars .25f Hickory Nuts, large ones pk.60tf Brazil Nuts, new ones, lb. . .15 Mixed Nuts, fancy assortment. 2 lbs 35 i Dates, new and fancy, 3 lbs. 25 Butterine, Armour's Eastlake, 20c grade, a 2-lb. brick 35 f F. F. O. G. Corn, can 13 dozen ..$1.40 Flour, Queen of Tampa, high patent, 48-lb. sack $1.20 Link Sausage, lb 12't IraserBrds S. E. Corner 6th and Jackson Phone 6 SO w Third Floor. When you come to the Suit Department tomorrow you will find that we have taken more suits from the higher priced lines and placed them in the lots we are selling at $5 to $20 In the $ 5.00 lot there are suits that were $15.00 In the $10.00 lot there are suits that were $25.0(T In the $15.00 lot there are suits that were $35.00 In the $20.00 lot there are suits that were $45.00 This pricing gives you the best opportunity that has been presented to buy a suit of correct style and beautiful quality at a low price. These suits should be considered by those wishing to make practical Christmas gifts. HIDUCi i v j i n building is erected but this has been pronounced impracticable on account ot the season. Contractors contend that they could not build a tabernacle which could be heated sufficiently to accommodate the children. More than $5,000 will be distrbuted today among the laborers who are em ployed in building the macadam road near Kiro and in that vicinity. This amount was forwarded to the contrac tor this morning by the Shawnee Statt bank of North Topeka. This repre sents the amount due for work that has been completed. A. K. Robinson clerk in charge of the postoffice in North Topeka, is waiting final instruction for beginning the parcels post system which will be ef fective January 1. He has received some instructions and other Informa tion concerning it but is waiting a supply of stamps and final instruc tions. Farmers in the vicinity of North Topeka. or those who might wish to take advantage of such opportunities through the station in North Topeka, are displaying considerable interest in the present which has been made by Uncle Sam. They greet ait improve ments in the postoffice department or any other improvement that will bring them nearer the city. rne parcels post system will be as an overland ex press service for the transportation of articles which do not weigh more than 11 pounds. The effect that the parcels post sys tem will have on the postoffice depart ment cannot be determined until after it is given a trial but it is believed that it will be necessary to permit one of the carriers to use a horse. It Is not believed that it will be necessary to add another - carrier in the city and there is not a question but that tne rural route carriers will be able to ful fill the requirements. Many have made inquiries concern ing the parcels post law and the em ployees of station A have have maae an effort to explain everything to them but are not sufficiently informed to give all the desired Information. This wril be possible after the final instruc tions have been received. The entertainment at the West In- dianola schoolhouse next Friday night will consist of a debate on the merits of the various kinds of insurance. The question Friday night will be: "Re solved, That the Old TJne Life Insur ance Is Preferable to Fraternal In surance. The speakers in the affirmative will be W. S. Robinson and Charles Wise man. The negative, F. M. Hastings and Rev. J. W. Waldron. An effort j is being made to hold some kind of an I - - - - - - 1 entertainment in the est Indianolaj scnooinouse every rnuajr niS"i uu . noma and Colorado closed their semi winter. . . I annual meeting hprft tndav with a nrp- ! Calvin R. Jackson of Tecumseh was 1 injured in a collision which occurred from their mills for this year. Up to Sunday when he was struck by an au- date they have milled 60,000 tons and tomobile belonging to Jake Brown, are figuring on 40,000 tons more be the rural route carrier. The accident i fore the season closes, occurred on Kansas avenue near Kiousi Uniform grading rules were adopted street. 1 so that alfalfa millers can be protect- Mr. Jackson started across the 1 ed. A differential for sales made on street in front of the machine. He j was knocked down and was injured . about the chest and bodv and received : number of minor bruises. He was taken to the home of his sister at 113 East Second street, where he was giv en medical attention. His inf'iries are not thought to be serious and it is be lieved that he will recover in a short time. The members of Wampanoa tribe No. 9 3 of the Red Men will be given a banquet following the installation of officers at the meeting of the tribe on the night of January 2. The hall is at 831 Kansas avenue. Installation eremonies will be held tonight at the meeting of Helena chapter of the Eastern Star in their rooms. The earn and members of Beulah chapter will assist in the work. Refreshments will be served. Th fr.Tlnwincr officers were elected j for the coming year at the meeting of the Epworth League of the Kansas Avenue M. E. church last night: Pres ident. Leon Holman: first vice presi dent. Miss Minnie Wilson: second vice president, Herbert French: third vice president, Mabel Shore, fourth vice president. Miss Trix Antrim: secre tary. William Dodge; treasurer. John Davis. Miss Elsie Howard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Howard and Chester Day of Parkers Landing. Pa., will be married at 7 o'clock tonight at the parsonage of Rev. J. W. Waldron. Miss Howard is the daughter of the veteran jeweler of North Topeka and has a large number of friends. Mr. Day formerly lived In North Topeka and was employed as an assistant by F. R. Conwell. Miss Ada Crockett left yesterday for Brunswick, Mo. j Era Holtwell left yesterday for a visit with relatives and friends in Cataba, N. C. j Lee Reed of Dobbin, Tex., who has teen here for several weeks and in terested in settling the affairs of the estate of his father, left for his home yesterday. Ed Kassebaum has gone to Alva, Ok., on a business trip. The average woman's idea of domestic economy is to darn her husband's hosiery and buy herself new ones. Dallas News. Still Better Values in omen's Tailored Suits "MET" SUIT FILED Trust Companies Start Fore closure Proceedings in K. C. On a 3Iortgage of $8,000,000 Payable on Demand. Kansas City, Dec. 17. Suit to fore close a mortgage on the property of the Metropolitan street railway com pany of this city held in security for $10,200,000 In bonds, for which the New York Trust company of New York City, and the Fidelity Trust company of Kansas City, are trustees was filed in the federal court here this afternoon by attorneys for the trust companies. De fault in the payment of the bonds was alleged. The Metropolitan company's affairs are in the hands of receivers, R. J. Dunham, of Chicago, and Ford F. Harvey, of Kansas City, appointed by Judge Hook June 4, 1911. Attorneys for the receivership will have until the first Monday in January to file an an fwer to the foreclosure suit. Mr. Harvey declined to make a statement concerning the action of the bond trustees today. The receivership of the company was granted upon the application of the Kansas City Railway and Light com pany owners of the Street Railway company stock alleging "exhausted credit." Since it was granted a con tinuous effort on the part of the re ceivers to rehabilitate the company without dismemberment had been made.. Litigation to determine the physical valuation of the' concern tiaw is under way. The bonds of $10,200,000 involved in today's suit were floated by the Kan sas City Railway and Light company in iv ana expire Jiaj- , 1313. x ne plaintiffs allege a mortgage of $5,000,000 on the Metropolitan company's prop erty was given as security and this mortgage call notes payable on demand. Because the Metropolitan properties extend into Kansas a suit similar to the one filed here was to be filed in the federal court in Topeka this after noon. IS GROWING INDUSTRY. Alfalfa Milling Is Assuming Proportions. Gigantic vv icnita, tx .1 n., 1 11. Aiiaiic mUlers from Kansas, Nebraska, Okla Kan., Dec. 17. Alfalfa diction that $20,000,000 worth of al- faifa products would be the output improper grading was also determined, The next meeting of the national al- faifa millers will be held in Kansas City, Mo., during August, 1913. Members of the association said that alfalfa was increasing so rapidly in popularity that the mills could not keep pace with the demands. The visiting millers represented twenty mills from the heaviest pro ducing alfalfa section in the west. Otto Weiss of Wichita, who is a Kan sas pioneer in alfalfa meal grinding, said at today's closing session that ten years ago his sales from alfalfa amounted to twenty dollars for the year. For the year 1912, he said, his sales would amount to $500,000. Other millers testified to a similar growth in the alfalfa milling industry. Moving Day at Federal Building. This is apparently moving day- in the federal building crates in the elevator, sawdust on the floor, and clerks scurry ing from room to room with fat rolls of bills in their hands. The force chosen to go to Washington leave for the capital this afternoon: seventeen tickets were purchased this morning. A. W. Smith is to be the or.Ty a?ent left on the Ion? second floor of the building, hitiierto devoted to pension offices. Desks and tables are being: rearranged, and moving men throng the corridors. Several of the vacant rooms have al ready been assigned by Captain A. M. r'uller. custodian of the building. Rooms 2S and 29 will be devoted to the finance civision of the postoffice. Room 25 has been given to the local civi! service bu reau, and it is probable that Room S will be turned into a naval recruiting of fice. Room 2 has been added to the dis trict attorney's office, and rooms 3 and 4 are vacant as yet. He Entertained the Police. "Cunning," the handcuff wizard, who is on the bill at the Novelty theater this week appeared at the police station this morning and entertained a number of the police with some of his tricks. In addition to that he showed them 1 1 1 iv ii -' tin-.. i . auvncu LUeiU I of the secrets of the criminal ! some world. The police were familiar with a num ber of these secrets while others were new. Among the secrets was method of invisible writing and the system ofi development, the secretion of saws and other articles which are frequently used S by prisoners in sawing bars to escape from prisons. The police have bat one pair of hand cuffs and Cunning worked out of them In less than five minutes but did not let the police learn his secrets. The plain clothes officers and a num ber of the uniformed men witnessed the exhibition and lecture. FEAR FOR BIG SHIPS. Ten Large Freighters, Overdue, Met Rough Weather. New York, Dec. 17. There is grave uneasiness in shipping circles for the safety of ten large freight steamers now overdue on Atlantic passage. In each case very high rates are being asked for re-insurance. The list of overdue ships is the longest posted since 1S99. All ten of the missing vessels left port toward the end of last month and are known to have encountered violent weather. Each carries a crew from 30 to 40 men and the value of ships and cargoes total nearly $3,500,000. Among the overdue ships are the Whitman, 3.730 tons, which left Balti more for Rotterdam on November 20: the Birchter, 3,700 tons; which passed Newport News on November 25, from Galveston for Dunkirk; the Snowdon Range, 3,000 tons, which left Phila delphia on November 23 for Leith, and the Barbara, 3,700 tons, which left New port News, on November 22, for Naples. MUTE KILLS HIS WIFE. Slays His Deaf and Dumb Partner In Their Home. Kansas City, Dee. 17. Despondent, hungry and apparently- crazed John Magio. a mute, shot and killed his deaf and dumb wife Mary, at their home here at noon today. According to neighbors Vrnp-in Via TXrifa u ..- ,)..-.,. ,,tT1..An ... .... desperately poor. Often, they lacked ie care necessities of Ute. The children are John, 6 years old, Joseph, a and a baby 1 year old. When the police entered the house they found Magio sitting in the kitchen. He had folded in his arms the three children. "What's the trouble here?" one of the f oiicemen asked. The man made a ges ture, indicating he ivas mute. The Police man drew a pencil and paper from his pocket and wrote the question he had asked verbally. Magio wrote In his turn: "No good to me, wife did not cook foi me." BUILD GIRLS' HOME. Gift of Mrs. A'anderbilt to Be Com pleted Soon. New Tork, Dec. 17. Ground will be broken on East Twenty-ninth street next month for a new working girrs' home, the gift of Mrs. Frederick Vau-derbilt- The estimated cost is $150, 000, and the building will house 100 girls who will pay from $3 to $5 a week for their room and board. The building will .'be seven stories high and - fire proof. An unusual feature will be open courts in the front and back enclosed by the building. Many oi tne rooms win race upon these flower filled courts, which, like Mexican patios, will give the girls plenty of iight and air with a maxi mum of privacy. A similar institution, also built by Mr. vanderbiit, has been in success ful operation for some time. LOCAL MENTION. Lee's Egg Maker makes hens lay. SNYDER SEED CO., 6-1 Quincy. Adv. James Kerr says. "When you see that your boy has a good trade to start life on you have done him the greatest benefit ot ms me. ' Adv. Andrew Kelley was arrested on a war rant this morning which charges him with stealing coal in the yards of the To peka Coal company. He appeared m court and pleaded guilty. He was fined $10. Free $5.00 or 7.00 extra pants with every suit of overcoat to order $15. Open every night until Christmas. This is the last weeit of this saie. Glasgow Woolen MiiU, 729 Kansas ave. Adv. For sick chickens use Germoiona. SNYDER SEED CO.. 627 Quincy. Adv. Peter Searcy was arrested by Special Officer Gaines on the charge of stealins coal. The officer found the man in the cnion Pacific yards early this morning. Searcy pleaded guilty to the charge ot petty larceny and was fined $5. Now is the time to buy your wood, ail kinds, hard and dry. in any amount. Call 37:6. Cash Coal Co. Adv. Cook stove and heatinj; wood. Also in -foot lengths. Call Z7j6 Adv. v New York Money Market. New York, Dee. 17. MONEY Money on ....... . " . ' - ' - - . . tuuig I A Lt" i I1" cent; closing bid 4 per cent; offered ' can rirmer, jao per cent; ruling rate. at W rr cent. Time loans, weaker and 90 days, C per cent; 6 months, per cent. CLOSE: Prime mercantile paper, 6 per cent Sterling exchange, steady with actual business in bankers' bills at $4.81 for 60 Di1!?.ilna l ior aemana. call bills. $4.8. SILVER Bar silver, 63ic; Mexican dol lars. BONDS Government bonds steady, rail road bonds easier. An Importer's Overstock on So.1g it Special Prices in Tii Basement Toy Store ""Wl-i S-' EVftF $3.00 Dolls $2.00 Very special, large "Gold Medal" kid body, full joint ed dolls. Exceptionally good quality, beautiful dolls. Sale price, $2.00. Character Dolls extra large size baby dolls, unbreakable, dressed in rompers $1.25. Dolls China Tea Sets Dolls Lawn Swings Other Holiday Specials in Pure Linen Table Cloths in holfy boxes Special $1.59. Gift Umbrellas $1.50 and $2.00 values specially attractive handles some hand carved a large number with Sterling deco rated handles. Very special 98. Imported China Plates floral designs each in a holly box 50c values 29 bos. Brush and Comb Sets good bristle hair brush and black rubber comb, each in a box set 25. Large Hand Painted Japanese Art Vases exquisite designs in floral,scenic and conventional designs $2.00, $3.00 and $3.50 values. .$1.50 $4.00 and $5.00 values $1.98 fjifiiB FRILLS fey GLEE CLUB CONCERT. Wa si lb urn Singers Promise Something New Tomorrow Night. Tomorrow evening at the Washburn chapel, the Washburn Glee club will give Its first public concert or tne sea son in Tooeka. The college ran-ran sine-erg promise to uncork something new in the line of glee club music and the "olio" or second inning of the con cert will reveal many of the heretofore unknown mysteries of a girls' sorority house. In the first half of the concert the club will eo through its classical and "intensified" harmonious selections for the benefit of listeners who glory In their knowledge of good music. Then comes the fireworks. The second act will represent a scene in a girl's Greek letter home. The men will abandon their stiff shirt fronts and the spike tail coats and transplant their musical abilities into real college life. Papular songs, dances, quartets and a hundred other features are threatened. The Washburn Glee club next month goes from Topeka to the Pacific coast along the lines of the Santa Fe singing in the railroad reading room entertain ment courses. The local organization has obtained a reputation for good singing. Wednesday evening at the college chapel at 8:25 p. m. AIIO I T THE SOCIAL SURVEY. New York Man Tells Commercial Club of the Work. "The social survey is not a muckrak ing expedition." Shelby M. Harrison of ue Russell Sage Foundation. New York, told fifty members of the Commercial club at a special meeting held at noon today. According to the speaker a social sur vey should be of particular value to the business Interests of a city. He stated ,jat he is in Topeka at the present time upon the Invitation of the Topeka Fed eration of Churches to simply gather ICtS JiLXIH WKVIWD " llLIll ,1 1 : 11.,- making of a. survey in Topeka would be facts and ascertain whether or not the advisable. "The city should look ahead into the future." he stated, "and plan for the de velopment of the city as a business man would plan for his business. "I should say that you would need aa expert from outside of Topeka. and two or ..uree paid assistants to conduct the survey. Then with the assistance of tho3c who would volunteer to aid in the work the task could be completed in the course of two or three months. "A constructive plan of improving ooo- A large Chicago importing house overbought on dolls and other toys to the extent that they offered our buyer the op portunity of selecting from their stocks at a liberal discount. He left for Chicago at once and made a large purchase. The shipment was hurried through arriving in time for a great sale beginning tomorrow in which you can buy toys of many Baby Dolls 98c "Dolly Mine" -a full jointed 23-in., sleeping doll, with bisque baby head, blonde, brown or dark hair. Would be $1.19 except at this sale 98. Heinrich Handwerk's Dolls Choice bisque dolls full joint ed the best made dolls on the market $2.00 22-inch Dolls for $1.50 $1.50 19-inch Dolls for $1.00 .50 25ff Cast Aluminum Kitchen Utensils Coffee Pots $2.25, $2.50, $2.75 Frying Pans $1.59, $1.79, $1.98 Sauce Pans $1.79, $1.98, $2.19 Tea Kettles $3.00, $3.25 A full line of Kitchen Utensils in Aluminum that average 25 below the usual retail prices. ditions in the city should be worked out. The survey is made with a view to im proving social and economic conditions. A city plan should be adopted that wouid assure that the various new sections fit in a scheme that will eventually mean a city beautiful." Arrangements are being made for Mr. Harrison to meet the labor leaders of the city. He expects to remain in Topeka another two or three days. AN AUTO FOR POLICE. Mayor Places O. K. on an Order for 43 H. P. Car. In a few days it will be impossible for a burglar in Topeka to get more than a fifteen minute start after he is discovered. Mayor Billard today authorized the purchase of a 45 horse power motor car for the use of the police department. This car will be in use day and night and will be avail afcel for all quick calls in any part of the city. It will not be necessary in the future for a person to call the police and take a nap while the tired patrol horses puff their way to the suburbs. The machine authorized by the mayor and approved by the board of city commissioners is of the Overland make vintage of IS 13. It will carry five policemen in other words, it would carry ten average men. "It will be used for general police purposes," Mayor Billard explained this afternoon. "It will be subject to call at all hours and will handle quick and short calls that cannot be covered by the regular patrol wagons." Band Concert Netted SIOO. The counting of the receiDts lak.-n In at the Marshall's band benefit concert at tne auditorium Sunday artemoon revealed the amount of a little more than $: this sum will be given to the Provident association for the purchase of Christmas presents for the poor children of the city. This concert was attended by nearly 1.500 persons in the course of the after noon. Last year only a few turned out to hear the banl the weather was play ing around the zero mark. This year the day was like a bright spot In April and rew persons cared to stay Inside. Next year the band will pray for normal weather. The collection was remunerative. Every one contributed, some giving pennies- others dollars. Judge T. F. Garver gave an address during the intermission, telnng of the work of the Provident association, the benevolence of Marshall's band and paid many compliments to City Commissioner Stotts in his treatment of the poor ana needy in the city and his success in ar ranging municipal outdoor free concerts. kinds at reductions that amount to one-third to half les3 than regular retail prices. These assortments will be sold out quickly. Come early in the morning if possible. $1.50 to $2 Kid $1 .00 Body Dolls ... Full jointed, large size kid body, sleeping dolls, with beauti ful hair and pretty faces. Special purchase sale price $1.00. Large Dolls Both dressed and un dressed special purchase at 50c on the dollar to be sold on the same basis, at 50 r to J 12.50 Rubber Tired Wagons three lots specially priced $1.75, $2.25, $2.75. the Basement Special Purchase of Manicure and Sewing Sets in silk lined Gift Boxes $2.00 values for $1.00. Christmas Seals Large envelopes con taining seals, stamp and gift cards each 3 Juvenile Boxes, holly covered, box 9i Neatly Decorated Box Paper and En velopes, box ..9 25c value, large boxes, box... 19 Hand colored Calendars very neat, each 101. miM & TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. LOST Sunday, red fox fur collar. R. sasaven return to tr- N'icU. Kan- GRIEF FOR RUG LOVERS Ilare Oriental Roes May Be Vnknown Quantity In Future. Washington. Dec. 17. Lovers of Turkifh rugs have cause to mourn ever the report of American Consul Emil Sauer, at Bsc dad, who has Just advised the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce that the experts have dropped off until they .are near the vanishing point. The closing of the trade route between Bagdad and Kermanshah has afTected the trade as has the strange failure of Persian pilgrims ta make their annual visit to the capital mg the Arabian Nights. These pilgrims fur nish the greatest source of the supply of rare rugs that find their way to the Vnited States. DEATHS AND FUNERALS, Charles G. Sherer died at Albu-. querque, N. M.. last Saturday. He and his family formerly lived in Topeka and in Oakland. He was an old employee of the Santa Fe system. The body will be shipped to Topeka for burial and is due to arrive here on Santa Fe train No. 2 todajv The body will be ac companied by his wife and son Arthur. The funeral will be held from Penwell'g chapel at 2:30 o'clock Thursday; inters ment will in the Topeka cemetery. Thi members of Topeka Post No. 71 O. A. R. will be in charge of the services and they will be assisted by the mem bers of Relief Corps No. 84 and No. 50 K. and L. of S. Mr. Sherer is survived by his wife and three sons, Arthur Sherer and Albert H. Sherer, of Albu querque and Frank G. Sherer. of Win chester. He served as a member of Co. C 7 New Hampshire volunteer cavalry from Oct. 1861 to October 1863, when he re-enlisted and served until the close of the Civil war. Flynn Succeeds WUkie-. Washington, Dec. 17. William J. Flynn. of New Tork. today was ap pointed c-hief of the Vnited States se cret service, succeeding John E. Wii kie, now chief supervising agent of the customs eervice. Mr. Flynn formerly was deputy police commissioner ot New Tork.