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TEE TOTPKA DAILY STATE? JOTHHTAi; DECEMBER, 18,
1912 KILL FATTED CALF Topeka Welcomes the Annex ation Plans of Oakland. City Commissioners Ready to Accept Seighbor on East. TAXES LOWER IN TOPEKA Oakland rays $1.77 on $1,000 Only $1.67 Here. has one party any claim on the estate of the other. The children resulting from the Illegal marriages are without moral protection and have no standing in law. . Great numbers of Illinoisans have gone to other states and remarried in less than one year after being: divorced in their own state. The unions have been considered legitimate but the final ' rniirt Hpcisinn will rnmnpl them to re marry now if a year has intervened or wait until a year has elapsed. one"WTergher Some Waggish Friend Inserted "Want" Ad in the Nation. Would lie Secessary to Give Water, Lights, Fire, Tolice. If Oakland, a suburban town east of Topeka decides at the special elec tion January IT to become a memb of the capital city family, the boa of city commissioners win j ii,Krvi- a welcome but ox - pensive invitation to annex their vote and rights and privileges. At the city hall todav the Topeka commissioners declare themselves in favor of accept ing- Oakland as a pari i" case the annexation election carried, but the officials predicted a heavy ex pense in the acceptance of the peti- tlCThe cost of extending the water mains, the electric lights, the police and fire protection to the town on the east would be worth the addition in population. the commissioners de clare But when Oakland is read to eart her lot with her big sister, To peka will kill , the fatted calf. Oakland votes on the annexation proposition January 17. Ten per cent ttcn asking the. mayor and council to call the election. A'alnatlon and Population. According to the figures available, Oakland has a valuation of nearly one million dollars. The valuation given at the court house gives it at $947,900. !.. noniiiation of nearly I I ! " Clljf ' ' " ' 1 " f - 2,000. Not long ago the taxpayers were planning on me hb"'" - ond class city. The addition of the Oakland valua tion would give Topeka a total ot near ly 154.000,000. It would increase the population of the city 2,000 nearer the coveted 50,000 mark. Practically the entire population ot Oakland depends on Topeka industries. Hundreds of the employees of the Santa Fe shops live in the little city to the east. For many years persons lived in Oakland under the impression that thev were- getting away from city taxes It is discovered now under the present levy that Topeka is paying J I 67 on the thousand valuation and Oakland is paying $1.77. This means that taxes in Topeka are lower than thev are in Oakland. With lower taxes the taxpayers of the town would be given fire protec tion police protection, electric lights end 'water. This additional service would cost the city of Topeka several thousand dollars. If the citizens of Oakland vote to annex with Topeka, the council of Oakland and the commissioners of To peka get together and agree on the changes. Then the town is accepted officially by the board. GIANT XMAS TREE. Surprise Tree for Poor Children to Carry 1,000 Electric Lights. Xew York, Dec. 18. A giant Christ mas tree, declared to be the largest ever set up in this country, will be placed in Madison Square next week by the Adirondack League club, as a surprise to the children of the East Fide on Christmas eve. A thousand eLetric bulbs will be strung through Its branches from which a huge supply of toys and candy will be distributed. SCORES MUST REMARRY Illinois Decision Makes . Many Mar riages Void. Chicago, Dec. 18. A decision of the Illinois supreme court yesterday makes it necessary for scores of Chicago cou ples to remarry if they wish their un ion to be recognized as legal. The court ruled that when a person violates the Illinois statute prohibiting remarriage within one year after the divorce, the ceremony is not legal even If performed in an other state. Neither r. Rare Goodies Our sweet confections, so thoroughly appreciat ed by the fair sex the result of 30 experience in making-. Made in our own factory, under per sonal supervision from the very best and purest ingredients, they naturally are far super ior to the ordinary kind made nobody where. are years candy and knows Buy a box tomorrow. THE Pontchartrain 823 Kans. Ave. Sow Stationer Is Overwhelmed With Postcard Sentiment. Somebody, facetiously inclined, sent an ad to the Nation, stating that Christmas sentiments would be ac ceptable if sent to M. L. Zercher, 521 Kansas avenue, Topeka, Kan. Since the announcement they tiave needed an extra postman to carry the Zercher mail dozens of letters, some contain ing 50 -sentiments" each, are delivered daily to the bewildered stationer. Mr. Zercher doesn't know who inserted the article, whether it was originated with malice aforethought, or a per verted idea of fun. He receives an armful of envelopes, rips them open, groans and pitches them into the basket. 'Hear you're getting a few original Christmas cards." remarked one of Mr. Zercher's friends. Mr. Zercher smiled wanly. "Not Christmas cards," he corrected, "sentiments." Well," said his frjend. "what's the dift?" Come on." invited the stationer, Til shov.- you." Mr. Zercher led the way to the top of his store, and exhibited a box run ning over with envelopes. Sentiments thev were sentiments from New York, from California, from Illinois and from New Orleans.- The writers did not con fine themselves to holiday suggestions thev branched out and aspired to valentines. St. Patrick's day blarney, and Thanksgiving cards. They even wrote jingles on "An Old Man." "Fath erly Advice." "Intemperance-" "Love, "Hope." and "Life." In fact, when Mr. Zercher's friend glanced over the collection, only one Christmas card appeared. A Chicago woman wrote in a staid and dignified manner the following quatrain "To olden days and memories. To dear and absent friends. . The Christmas mirth and merriment A sweet enchantment lends." Mr. Zercher audibly sighed. "Imagine getting over 1.000 of those,'' he gasped, "imagine getting 50 in an envelope. They come from all over the United States. We don't have, time to open one-fifth of them. While we wonder when they'll atop, they keep on com ing. We didn't know why they came until someone said he'd seen our ad in the Nation. That's a magazine for aspiring authors." "What In the world are you going to do with them all?" he was aked. "Send most of 'em back." said Mr. Zercher, "after the holiday rush Is over, we'll examine them and possibly keep a few. I can't imagine how the ad got into the Nation unless one of our New Vork salesmen did it for a prac tical joke." Mr. Zercher probably has the most unique collection of literary efforts in Topeka at present. Many of them have no title at a 1, and cover every sub ject under the sun. "Now, listen to this." said the sta tioner, and chose one at random. It was from an actor In New York and contained the following brilliant lines: "Tour letter came by the last post. It pleased me through and through. But the letter that I want the most Is the little letter V." "Well." groaned Mr. Zercher, "what would you do with that?" CANNON TO RUN AGAIN Intimates He May Be a Candidate in Two Years. Chicago Dec. 18. A dispatch from Washington says: At a dinner given to Representative A. Mitchell Palmer of Pennsylvania by Representative J. Hampton Moore of the same state in payment of an elec tion bet former Speaker Joseph Cannon made a speech Monday night in which lie intimated he might seek re-election to congress. "I have been defeated before" the ex speaker said, turning from jest, "and that was 24 years ago. I came back two years later and I have been here ever since. Perhaps I shall return this time but then I was a young man, and now I am old. I went down before the combination of the Democrats and the Bull Moose that- is what did it. "But if you Democrats don't make good." he said. "I will give you a hard fight out Danville way." ATTHE PLAY7 As the understudy of a star. Sarah Padden is a distinct success. She was seen at the Grand last evening as Mag gie Schultz in "Kindling," Charles Ken yon's steel-strong play. If Topeka had not heard Margaret Illington in the same role twice last year, the house would have been packed with a breath lessly interested audience. Miss Pad den has achieved Miss Illington's very voice and poise and gesture. She was chosen by the star herself when Miss Illington began rehearsals for a new play. Miss Padden is exceedingly young. and. in all probability, has an interesting career before her. The rest of the cast should be con sidered aside from last year's produc tion of "Kindling." The plot, well known to theater goers, is dramatic in the extreme. The characters were, for the most part, well taken. Ed Ander son carried the role f Rafferty, the detective, in a notably clever way. The parts of Heinie Schultz. Maggie's hus band! and Bates. Maggie's fat friend, were neatly done. A few of the others were boisterous. The management was rather courageous in bringing "Kind ling" to Topeka for the third time. Snrah Padtfen's acting, however, was well worth the price of admission. A. L. H. llL shoes Jlm I 35? to 5. I w ' ' 3$fH'i?tS& THE STORE OF DEPENDABLE 1 tT sJMi0Mk3 MERCHANDISE .3 3 maiBM- Christmas giving revolutionized in the last few years. Foolish gifts disappearing, useful, practical articles taking their place. What better outlet for the true Christmas spirit than dainty Dorothy Dodd Boots? A gift that will enable the recipient to meet the many demands of the season. Exclusive Agency You Will Find It to Your Advantage to Do Gift Shopping Here Thursday For tomorrow we have arranged to place on sale at specially reduced prices many articles that are very desirable for gift giving. As but five buying days are left before Christmas, quick decisions will, in many cases, be necessary; and i nthe item listed below we have tried to do our share in helping you secure desirable gifts at economical prices. Ladies' Sample Lace Neckwear 50c Tomorrow we will have on sale for special selling a large assort ment of Sample Lace Neckwear consisting of fancy shaped collars for dresses and coats, also sets of collars and cuffs and 'fancy yokes. The assortment is large, but being samples there are naturally no two numbers alike. Original prices were $1.00 to $2.00, but for a spec ial Thursday gift price all will be 50 each. Dainty Beaded Scarfs of Chiffon 59c These dainty scarfs are really excellent values at 75c. They are in -black, white, pink, lavender and light blue chiffon, with wide hemstitched ends, and prettily beaded. Particularly tempting for gift giving at the Thursday price of 59j each. Men's Suspenders and Suspender Sets . Sets of Suspenders, Sleeve Bands and Rose Supporters, 85 ; sets of Suspenders and Sleeve Bands at 59 ; the Sus penders alone, 25 and 50. Any selection put up in a fancy box ready for gift giving. il-.fl.l I -?'-vF-rVX Men's Ties in Fancy Boxes Main lloor South Aisle. Large assortment of men's silk and crochet ties in pretty two-tone and cross-bar ef fects, each in gift box. Choice selections at 25c and 50c Each Very fine quality Le Mar pure knitted silk cravats, done up in fancy Christmas boxes at $1.00 and $2.00 each. All the smartest shapes, patterns and shades. CURE FOR CANCER Doctor Says 15 Tersons Jlore Than 60 Years Old Are Cured. Is Using a 3few Specific Will Present to Chicago Society. Chicago. Dec. 18. "Serins is be lieving. Fifteen men and women, all more than 60 years bid, most of them under sentence of death from physi cians and surgeons who had done their utmost, have been cured of cancer within the past five months." Dr. A. A. Whamond, president of the Robert Burns hospital, thus told last night what has been accomplish ed at the hospital by the use of a can cer specific discovered by Dr. Joseph DeStefano of this city. That which scientists all over the world have been trying to accomplish for many years the perfection of a cure for cancer is authoritatively de clared to have been accomplished by Dr. DeStefano. "Shortly after the first of the year we shall present the matter to the Chi cago Medical society," said Dr. Wha mond. "We shall show the patients as they now are and the photographs showing their condition when treat ment was started. Patient Told Story. "Dr. DeStefano and myself were very averse to giving this information to the public until it had first been properly presented to the medical profession, but a patient. I understand, has told the story widely. "We can only confirm it, for it is entirely true. I am happy to say that Dr. DeStefano has succeeded wonder fully. When I first tried his specific on a patient in this hospital, it was when an operation had Deen perform ed and the patient had' been told that she must die shortly that her case was hopeless. "I decided to give her some of the medicine in the hope that it would at least alleviate her pain, and I was de lighted to see that it did so. There fore. I continued to give her the spe cific and at the end of seven weeks she walked out of this hospital. "We are naturally keeping every case under surveillance, but in every case we have had the satisfaction of seeing every trace of the terrible dis ease disappear. Thankful for the Cure. "I thank God that I have been per mitted to discover this cure," said Dr. DeStefano last night. "Aside from the credit that may redound to De Stefano, I give heartfelt thanks that through me the Almighty has seen fit to give this boon to humanity. Only those who know, who have seen the awful suffering caused by cancer, can thoroughly understand what this means." Not until the subject is presented to the Chicago Medical society will the A Smooth, White Skin That Defies Weather (From The Woman Beautiful) During the coming months of biting winds and intense cold, you who would keep your skins smooth, white and velve ty, should turn your attention to merco Iized wax. Nothing else will so effective ly remove , a chapped, roughened or dis colored surface. By gradually absorbing the weather-beaten cuticle, tne complex ion is kept in perfect condition, and even the beauty of expression appears more pronounced. If your skin be blotchy, pimply, freckled, coarse, saiiow or over red, why not shed it? One ounce of or dinary mercolized wax, to be had at any druggist s will completely transform the most unsightly complexion in less than a fortnight- Use the wax nightly, like cold cream, washing it off mornings. If weather, age or poor health has marred your face with wrinkles, here's good news. Ymi can quickly remove ev ery line by using a harmless, refreshing face lotion prepared by dissolving 1 oz. powdered saxollte in 14 pt. witch hazel. The firmer, smoother skin. the more youthful flppearanc. even after one appli cation, will astonish, you. Adv. , HAIR HEALTH ft You Have Scalp or Hair Trouble Take Advantage of This Offer. ' We cou'd not afford to so strongly endorse Rexall "3" Hair Tonic and continue to sell it as we do, if it did not do all we claim it will. Should our. enthusiasm carry us away, anc Rexall "83" Hair Tonic not give en tire satisfaction to the users. tle would lose faith in us and our state merits, and in consequence our bi?; Bees prestige would suffer. We assure you-that if your hair beginning to unnaturally fall out or i you have any-scalp trouble, Kexai "93" Hair Tonic is without questior the best remedy we know of to eradi cate dandruff, stfmulate' hair grow and prevent premature baldness. Our faith in Rexall -'93'' Hair Tonic is so strong that we ask you to try 11 on our positive guarantee that, youl I money will be cheerfully refunded if il does not do as we claim. Two sizes 50c and $1.00. Sold only at our store The Rexall Store, ' Weightman's Phar m&cjr. Ninth and Kansas ave. Adv. Seven Special Offerings from the Third Floor China Fern Dishes 69c Eight-inch Fern Dishes of imported china, beauti fully decorated in floral and conventional designs with gold edgings. Some in gold and floral designs on satin finish.. Many fitted with plant jar. Round shapes, some with feet. Up to $3 values for . . . . ; . .f9f Buffet Lamps at 50c Kerosene Buffet Lamps of brush brass in candela brum style with square base. Pierced brass shades over pink, red and green silk with fringe to match. Ten inches high. Special S0f. Popular Novels at 10c Writings by South worth, Braeme, Adams, Dumas, Evans, Holmes, Verne, etc., bound in heavy cloth covered boards. Average about 300 pages each in plain print. Such titles as "Ishmacl," "Rose Mather," "The Three Guardsmen," "The Prince of the House of David" Books that we have offered as a spec ial at 15c each, now for special selling at io$ Buckratn Bound Books "Tales of Mystery," by Poe, "Life of Christ" by Renan, "Prue and I" by Curtis and many others. Bound in green buck ram with titles and rolls in gold. Clean readable print on best quality pap"er. Regular 50c books, each 25 exact nature of the compound be ex plained. It is taken internally, either in capsule form or from a spoon. NEW PITCHERS' RECORD Han Johnson Would Have Recoiil Show Xumber of Earned Runs. Chicago, Dec. 18. No record of the num ber of games won and lost by American league pitchers will appear in the official averages compiled for the baseball season of 1913, according to a statement of Presi dent Ban Johnson here last night. "I am opposed to the present method of rating hurlers, " said Johnson, "and the won and lost column will be absent in the next batch of pitching figures sent out from my office. "Instead of having the pitchers arranged according to their victories and defeats, it is my intention to have them rated ac cording to the number of runs that are earned off them. The details of the new plan have not been, worked out but the present method will be forsaken for all time. "I intend to put an expert at work to evolve a satisfactory formula and expect to have one ready by the opening of the season." ATTEMPTS SUICIDE. fter Heading of Heath of Man He Had Shot. Mustard and Mayonnaise Jars ' Many pretty designs and patterns in import ed china, handsomely decorated in floral and conventional designs and some with gold bands. Regular 35c and 50c values, -j f Thursday at. . . I JC $2,75 Cut Glass Bowls $2.25 Good., heavv cut s-lass ibowls with pretty designs deeply cut. Eierht inches in diameter. Bowls that sell regularly at $2.75, t r very special at. . . . .J)D Hair Receivers and Puff Boxes at Half Price and Less Fancy imported china Hair Receivers and Puff Boxes of medium size, all beautifully dec orated. The lot includes yellow and pink rose patterns with gold bands, tulips, two-tone effects with floral designs and nearly every shape different from the other. Sold regularly at 50c and 59c each. O C Your choice tomorrow, each mvC 1 1 Thu Star cl OaanlaH Mrchwll i Ttw Staf ml Pn rtarakandte j 1 H New York, Dec. 18. After reading in a newspaper that a man whom he shot had died. Harry Goldberg drank poison in Wall street, a stone's throw ; from the stock market, las night in an unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. An unidentfled young woman saved his life for the time being by rushing into the street from a res taurant and forcing milk down the youth's throat. His condition is seri ous. Goldberg, according to the police, firea' three bullets into the body of Morris Flaum, a Brooklyn book store proprietor, father of ten children. The reason for the shooting as told by the police was that Flaum opened a book store near the one conducted by the Goldberg family. CHANGE NOT RELEASED mmm Sweater Coats of Unusual Merit The sweater is no longer merely an athletic garment. It Is fashione.l with an eye to fit and style as carefully as the finest tailored coat, and its sphere of service is just as broad. It is worn on the street, for automobiling, for school, for cool even ings, etc. choice at attractive prices, in women's misses' and children's Liberal garments Sweaters in fancy stitch, regular $1.98 At $1.69 oxford, red and 3-4 length, with value, lor $1.69. vt hile, collar; At $2.50 In oxford, cardinal and white, plain weave, pearl buttons, high collar and pockets. Unusually good sweaters for $2.50. At $3.50 In oxford, white and black, all-wool, fancy weave, with collar, pearl but tons and pockets. At $2.50 In white and red, fancy stitch, sailor collar, pearl buttons; pockets; all-wool. At $5.00 All-wool sweaters in heavy and me dium weights, in all the popular col ors, also white and black; with and without collar. Second Floor. Knit Goods (up to 6 year sizes) Infants Wear Dept. Knit I-eggings 50c pair. Drawer Leggings (knit) $1.25 pair. Knit Sweater Coatn, gray and reu, at r0c and 75c; red at 60c, 75c, 95c, $1.45, $1.50 and $3.50. Gray, pongee, red white full length Sweater Coats $3.50. Toque and Muff Sots $3.50 set. Angora Sets, red (Sweater Coat, Toque, Mittens and Drawer Leggings), $6.50 set. Tam O'Shanters of eider yarn at $1.89. Jli.sses Sweaters, in all colors, at $1.50, $1.98, $2.50, $3.00 and up. Clilldrea's Sweaters (6 to 14 years) $1.50. $1.75, $2.50, $2.98 to $3.95. Aviation Caps 50c. 79c, $1.00. Toques and Ifot-kcy Caps 25c, 50c, 75c. Fascinators 25c 5t)c, 75c to $1.95. Knit Shawl $1.25 to $1.95. Knit Skirts $1.00 to $1.98. hilk Shawls and Scarfs 75c to $5.00. j Hitch in Proposal to Make Him Mana i Ter Xew York Americans. Cincinnati. Dec. 18. That there is a hitch in the much talked of arrange- : ment by which Frank Chance, former i manager of the Chicago National I League club, woufti became manager of j the New Tprk American team became 1 known here today when President Au ! gust Herrmann.. ot-i the Cincinnati club. stated that he hail not eleased Chance, j President Herrmann obtained Chance j several years ago through the waiver route and it was thought that he in- Just Arrived The Newest Knit Goods Garment Knitted Angora Mackinaws Smart dressers find this garment "classier" in appearance, and while light in weight fully arsap tended that the former Chic-.- man ager would lead the Cincinnati team the coming season. However Joe Tinker, shortstop of the Chicaero Nationals, was traded to Cin cinnati and immediately Chance's name; became connected with a managership) of the New York Americans. It' had been rumored that arrangements had been completed whereby Chance would go to New York, but Herrmann today professed to have no official knowledge of any such deal. It is generally believed here that any I hitch in the proceedings has come from Chance and that his release by the Cin cinnati club will be granted as soon as it is asked. Tinker arrived here from Chicago to day and it is said will sign his contract at once.