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"THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING- JANUARY 4, 1913-
74. v 1 A TAXES HIGH THERE Topeka Has a Distinct Advan tage Oyer Oakland. Two Dollars Less This Year on $2,000 Valuation. valuation at above increase $17.S0 1916 Oakland tax greater than 1916 Topeka tax by -3 On each $1,000.00 assessed valuation. j No Gain to Oakland. ' "From the foregoing does it strike ' ' you, Oakland taxpayer, that you have ! much to sain in the future in the way j of lower taxes by Oakland remaining 1 spnfirat city? ' ... 1 . I. .. . V, rir.ln, -i Vil 11 of INSPECT SUPPLY they haven't arrived. Can you help us out?" Mr. Rodgers glanced ruefully to ward the two windows where the new ' stamps were being sold and the par- Citv Milk Tnsnooto. Will Tnro.. weighed. A waiting line wound i-- . , , . through the tlgato Topeka Trade. NOW ADD POLL TAX TO THAT Councilman Clayton Points Out Facts and Figures. through the corridor.1 But the post master said he'd try and help Wichita out. Mr. Powell declares that the new xoregoing lauie 1 "V4. c, k 'uaiuncm win hwu ttn auiomoDiie taxes per $1,000 assessed valuation,:--"" "'"i'J "wic ucyui irum in a shqit ume li tne business and note for that Tor 1908 the Oakland tax (including poll tax) was $1.30 less than the Topeka tax; for 1909 it was $1.40 greater; for 1910 it was 85 cents less; for 1911 it was 70 cents greater; .and for 1912 it was $4 greater than the Toneka tax. ow add the 1908 ana 3 rr BIG Reels to Be Overlooked. REPORT FOR DECEMBER OUT Reasons Why Two Cities .Should Be Consolidated. warrants one, the government will purchase It. "You should have gone with me on my first trip," the superintendent of mail observed, "I used my own car and covered most of the city. Pack ages went everywhere. A woman on l10 ."Serf, iSS,? to-iThree Dealers Are Accused of?"inutes afte- " wa mailed from a local store. The young people of the town, re turning to school today, think the par cels post will benefit them materially. They're expecting to receive jam, olives, fried chickens, and chocolates tnrough the United States mail. Boxes from home are the choicest part of boarding school, and Uncle Sam Is strong lor tne youngsters. There have been few accidents bo tar in Topeka office. A couple of Selling Filthy Milk. the 1909. 1911. and 1912 difference to eether. and from the sum total last obtained, ($6.10) substract the sum to- 1 tal first obtained ($2.15) and you will ( XyrX" r 1913 Are Due at both years included, the Oakland taxpayer who has paid on an assessed valuation of $1,000 has paid $3.95 more taxes than he would have paid on the same valu ation, had he been a Topeka taxpayer. Advantage in Favor of Topeka. Office of Dr. Babh. MOM EOF PICTORIAL VAUDEVILLE' (Our Qjjzv IMri? 8 KANSAS A V EN U E 7 i 11 10,000 Miles of travel to secure it. r A Marvelous Motion Picture Production Taken in the Great Sahara Desert in Africa, with assistance and permission of Liebler Co., producers A Trip to the "GARDEN OF ALLAH" A picture that takes you to the land of mystery That the consumers In TODeka may , know from what dairv their milk Is i nl,o0H .., ..... . ' -L-i-wx- unite. A " 1 ' " ii'eii itirv may stw iiitj nnvt'a rnntnmiwl atrm vt- "What extra advantages or privileges scoring given this supply source by the , dently scrambled. A rocking rhir" I has the Oakland tax.tayer had from city milk Inspection department. Dr. j bigger than the mail bag was refused 1 1908 to date, that the Topeka taxpayer j G. C. Babb, city milk inspector, soon I much to the sender's disappointment. In an inclusive and full of fact argu ment, H. V. Clayton, a councilman of Oakland, sets forth by figures today many substantial reasons why Oakland should consolidate its government with ToDeka. Councilman Claon has spent many days going ov er the tax , h&s nQt na(J and that f uy cornpensates . will start out on a visit to every gro- but, for the most part, the new and valuation figures of both cities. Oakland taxnaver tor the I cerv stor and ovv ! schema i .-Wir, .i, $3.95 extra tax that he (the Oakland handling depot In Topeka. He will "It's working wonderfully," said the taxpayer) has paid. Has he paid it make a list of every distributer for ; postmaster, in high delight, "We're because he has been having the oenetit j publication and tell the people of the surprised at the number of packages, and he finds that the taxpayers oi Oakland can save hundreds of dollars by casting their lot with the capital city. The election will be held in Oakland January 2 5. At this time the voters will decide the proposition to be ab sorbed by Tooeka. Councilman Clayton gives out the following well written proof of his arguments in favor of the consolida tion: "In discussing the question of the advisability of Oakland remaining a seperate and distinct city, the first proposition that naturally- comes up for consideration is that of whether or not by so doing the taxes on Oakland property will be less than they would were Oakland to consolidate with To peka. "Inasmuch as many of the residents of Oakland have just recently paid either all or part of their 1912 taxes, we will see how the tax levies of the two cities for that year compare. Oak land's total levy, including state, coun tv, township and school district levies, and excluding poll tax. was $1.77 per each one hundred dollars assessed valuation; and Topeka's total levy, in ri,iHins state county, and school levies.- and excluding township and poll tax. both Of whicn lis laxpayeia -do not pay, was i.oi iJl -" hundred dollars assessed valuation, rntnnar. this with the statements printed on the back of your tax re ceipt and see if it is not correct. Taxes One Hollar Higher In Oakland "Now, taking the foregoing as a basis from which to figure, we find that for 1912 a resident and taxpayer 1t Oakland who ownea property aj sessed at $1,000 paid $17.70 as taxes on the same; and lor tne same jear the" resident and taxpayer in Topeka who owned-property assessed a.i e-s-actlv the same amount paid $16.70 as taxe's on the same. In other words, the Oakland property owner paid for 1912 on his $1,000 worth of property lust $1 more as taxes than he would have done had Oakland been a part of Topeka. . . "Taking the foregoing as a basis and placing the property valuation at $2,000, we find that the Oakland tax paver paid $35.40 for 1912, and the Topeka taxpayer paid saa.iu ior isn, or $2.00 less than the Oakland tax payer paid. "Oh. yes, by the way. we have over looked something. . Wre must not lose sight of the fact that in Oakland, by virtue of a state law, there is a poll (road) tax of $3.00 per head to which every man between the ages of 21 and of a better street lighting system than his neighbor, the Topeka taxpayer has had? Has- Oakland's school system been so much more thorough and com prehensive the past few years than has Topeka's, that the Oakland taxpayers have been so willing and some of them so anxious to pay the higher tax? May be it is because they think that Oak land real estate has been assessed much lower proportionately than Topeka real estate has. Maybe it is because they think that Oakland has had better pro tection against fire, or lower fire insur ance rates, than Topeka has had. Whatever your reason is, Oakland tax payer, for having paid the higher tax you must certainly have an extremely good one, or else why are you so anx ious that Oakland should remain a sep arate city. "What would the 1912 Oakland tax levy have been had all property in Oak land been assessed at what It Is act ually worth and will bring at cash sale? The total assessed valuation of Oak land DroDerty, both real and personal. for the year 1912 was $9S6.000.00. In your judgment. Oakland taxpayer, was there actually that much property In Oakland on March first, 1912; or, if not, then at about what figure would city the grade given the dairyman This inspection tour will be made twice a year once In January and once in July. The January inspection be gins next week and will be ready for publication the last of the month. Not a distributer of milk in the city will be overlooked. It has been found by Milk Inspector waDD that several grocery stores and small handlers in Topeka buy milk from farmers who sell only a few quarts of milk daily. This milk is sold to the' consumers eventually and the city milk department has no record or no report of Its cleanliness or its value In butter fat. Under the new in spection plans the entire supply in To peka will be recorded. Dr. Babb announces also today that the permits for the year 1913 are due. Every person selling milk in the city must have a permit from the office of the city milk inspector. A charge of twenty-five cents is charged for each permit. Report for Decpraber Is Out. The monthly milk report for Decem ber is made public today by Dr. Babb. j For the winter months when the cows are closely stabled the condition of the milk is considered good by the Inspec- ana surprised at the few mistakes that are made. Parcels' post seems to be a good institution." BEAUTY HER BANE Pretty Teacher Fired, Together With Fire Men Students. Good Looks Likely to Prove Hindrance, Trustees Say. 1E3 - kc SEE Monday Tuesday January 6 and 7 The Torture dance of howling Oervish. Snake biting the Der vish charmer. The famous dancers of the notorious Ouled Nailes Street. A picture suggested by Robert Hitchin's famous book, "The Gar den of Allah, " dramatized at a cost of $200,000.. ONE DIME ft rite. AAV The Spirit of the Desert. Snake Biting a Dervish Charmer. you place the actual total valuation for ! tor 0nly tnree dealers have what is Bethany, Penn., Jan. 4. Miss Helena Kesterling, physical instructor to the co-eas at Bethany college has been dis missed by the trustees because of her good looks. Five male students were dismissed at the same time. Miss Kesterling is one of the most beautiful girls ever seen at the big col lege and she was prominent In all the social and athletic affairs given by the co-eds as well as the male students. It is alleged that the fair instructor was the flame which drew young students like a horde of fluttering moths and ' - - , . , iui . v 1 n v (.uife ueajci a 1111. i& ( that date? If your property had been termed dirty and filthy milk this ' tne trustees came to the conclusion, valued at what it actually will bring in the market at a cash sale, and all other property in Oakland had been valued at the same rate proportionate ly, greater or less, how much would the total valuation of all property in Oakland on March 1, 1912 have been? "With the total valuation for 1912 at $986 000 and the 1912 Oakland city levy at 2 mills on the dollar (or in other words 20 cents on each $100 as sessed valuation) the city government of Oaklnnd should receive $1,972 in taxes. However, as there is always a small per cent cf the taxes levied that are never collected, the city gov ernment of Oakland will be extremely lucky if it receives $1,900 on its 2 mill levj-. Fifteen t'ents Hielier This Year. "But now suppose that instead of an assessed valuation of $986-000 Oak land had an assessed valuation of $SOO,000 . Do j-ou realize that on the last mentioned valuation it would take a 24 mill levy to raise $2.000 a very few dollars more tnan the oaKianu month. They are: Frank Crocker, "7 "1UL" cogitation tnat Miss Kes Frank Holford and F. Sadlemire. When ler""B Deauiy was iiKely to be a samples were taken from these dealers j sr,t. hlndrance to her work. It was found that their milk was dirty. TnP' would give me no reason at Traces of dirt were found in the milk first tor dismissing me, except that I handled by Richard Jones, H. McMillen, Palmer & Son, Parr & Son and A. A. Rogers. The report this month is accompanied by the announcement that Oeorge Putrh, one of the Topeka contestants at the International Milk and Dairy association show in Milwaukee recent ly, has received his diploma of honor. His milk -received a grade of more than 90 per cer.t. The December report: Per cen t butter fat. 3.6 4.0 50 .is annually subject. This means ; cny government now raises on a 2 mill that on an average at least one mem- I ieVy. That means that had Oakland's ber of every family in Oakland Is totai assessed valuation for 1912 been subject to a poll tax of $3.00, so that j SOmevhere near what it ought to have in figuring out the taxes of a resident j been that the Oakland taxpayers' 1S12 property owner of Oakland you must j taxes n0uld have been 5 cents higher 2 000 the Oaklander I lev 3ust 15 cents hih" per hundred 1912 a tax of $M.4o' I for thetotalTopeka levy." HE WANTS BIG SUM. necessarily include the poll tax In your figures. "Now then, instead of a tax of $17.70 per $1,000 assessed valuation for 1912 as we figured it out above, the. Oaklander really paid $20.70 in taxes, or just $4.00 more than 4ie would have paid had he been a resident of Topeka. Further, on an assessed valuation of $ really paid for or just $5.00 more than the Topeka taxpayer paid on the same valuation. "Now, there are in Oakland quite a few men who pay no tax whatever except the annual poll tax. How must they naturally look at this prop osition of consolidation with Topeka? They certainly know that if they were residents of Topeka that there would not be a city marshal coming around each and every year collect ing a $3.00 poll (road) tax from them. What have these men to gain by Oakland remaining a separate city? "Now for further consideration, the following table may be of consider able Interest to you. Read it over carefully, and then after it has soaked In for a few days get it out and re read it. Figure out for yourself where Oakland's and Topeka's tax levies will be in 1916 at the rate that each respectively have increased since 1908. Table of Tax Ievles. on each $100 assessed valuation than they actually were. Now add this 6 cents to the 1912 Oakland total levy of $1.77 per hundred, as shown by your j tax receipts, and you have a total Oakland levy of $1.82 as compared Name and grade. J. W. Biager, one College Hill depot, one Frank Crocker, three j.i V. T. Cuetenborder, one 4.2 O. Dietrich, one 4.0 Dudlev Dairy Farm, one 4.3 W. B." Gilbert, one 3.S G. C. Grav. one 4.0 Frank Holford, three 5. a J. H. Holston. one 3-3 E. L. Jackson, one 3.9 Richard Jones, two 4.1 Chas. Manaffey. one 4.0 W. H. Maxwell, one 5.0 Paul Mead, one 4.1 H. Miller, two 4.2 W. E. Miller, one 4.4 P. E. Oden. one 4.6 Palmer & Son. two 3.8 Fcrr & Son. two.. 4.1 Producers' Creamery Co., one 3.1 Geo. Pugh, one 3.4 A. A. Rosrers, two- 3.9 F. Saddlemire, three 4.3 with a total Topeka levy of $1.67 ' Scott Bros.' depot, one. which would make the total Oakland j Tenth Street depot, one Topeka Pure Milk Co., one. Vedoral "Prison Warden Would Work Convicts Full Time on Prison. Leavenworth, Jan. 4. Major R. W. McClaughry, warden of the federal prison returned yesterday from Wash ington, where he has been conferring with Attorney General Wickersham and other prison officials concerning appropriation for prison construction that would be granted by the Sixty second congress. He recommended that an appropriation of $200,000 be given the Leavenworth prison 3.S 3.6 5.2 3.7 IT WORKS WELL Parcels Post Popular With To peka People. was too beautiful to remain in the same zone with the susceptible students," de clared Miss Kesterling today. "The trustees told me that my beauty was likely to prove a hindrance to my work, but they could not show me where I had fallen behind in any way. "When I demanded that they give me a reason for my dismissal, they said that I had walked to the po'stoffice after 7 o'clock in the evening with a young male student and that was against the rules, hence I was dis missed. - "Those five boys that were dismissed were nice, gentlemanly fellows and there was no reason in the world for expelling them. I suppose they were seen talking with me at some time or another and the old fogies who rule the destinies of the college decided that we all must go. Because a girl is pretty and lively she has no right to live in the zone they are supposed to reign over.'" UNDER SAME ROOF. But Taft and Roosevelt Do Xot Speak or Meet. SHIP KANSAS T0BA000 Negro, Former Slave, Raises 7,120 Pounds ou Kansas Farms. Atchison, Kan., Jan 4. Six hogs heads of Kansas tobacco were shipped yesterday from Wathena, sixteen miles north of here in Doniphan county. That is the first tobacco raised in Kansas and is from the 1910-1911 crop. It was cured in barns belonging to James Gladden, John and Phillip En german on whose land It was raised by Robert Toung, a slave before the war on a Kentucky tobacco plantation. Toung is the tobacco expert of the neighborhood and has interested sev eral other farmers of Doniphan and Atchison counties in tobacco raising. The shipment weighed 7,120 pounds and it is expected to bring about 15 to 20 cents a pound. It is a fair grade. OAKLAMi NOTES. Four Days' Trial of New Law 75 Packages Sent Today. TEAR O 2 x 3. " S li- C -I O x a a SB -i. : 8 S 3 2 ff construction work to be carried on during the year. "With an appropriation such as was given last year," said the warden to j day, "we can work only part of the ' time. Gangs of men are now work- s lnK on the new hospital and east cell c; wing, but within a few months they the ex- Dolls, dressed chickens, eggs, rifles, jam, boxes, a broom, an ax anC a hat how's that for a conglomeration to for ! prove the efficiency of the parcels post? c g : will be forced to stop because -SEimoney appropriated has been penaea. vi s - : S2 - o a TOM BOYD DECLINES. Snnta Fe Man Concludes Xot to Ac cept Deputy Sheriff Place. Tom Boyd, a Santa Fe office em- 1908 $1.13j 1.5ef $il.30 $15.60: $14 30 P'oyee. who was offered the position 11K.9 1.40 1.51 14.001 I5.60j 17.00 of under sheriff by-L. L. Kiene a few 1910 i l.ii l.Wi li.ia! 15.00 14.13 days ago, has concluded not to accept 111 1 1-651 l.i.j 15.50! 17.70. Jij.i) the place. Mr. Boyd has had two or I "' . three offers to take good places! in the court house. Two years ago he was jui nua ifi u up me mat- i oitered tne position as assistant coun ter or tne increase in tne tax levies ; ty treasurer. Mr. Boyd prefers his of the two cities. e will commence i present position with IKs Santa Fe. with the year 1908 the year when the : change was made in the method of i idow of .T. E. Smith Gets 91,000. assessing, from the old basis to the An agreed judgment In which the iuii hciuui tasn vaiue Dasis. From the foregoing table we ascertain the following facts: 1908 Topeka tax per $1,000.00 assessed valuation $15 GO 1912 Topeka tax per $1,000.00 assessed valuation $16,700 Increase in Topeka tax per $l,00O.CO assessed valuation, 1908-1912 $ 1.10 1916 Topeka tax per $1,000.00 assessed ' valuation at above increase $17.90 19C8 Oakland tax per $100.00 assessed valuation $11.30 1912 Oakland tax per $101.00 assessed - valuation - $17.70 Increase in Oakland tax per $100.00 assessed valuation 190S-1912 $ .40 1916 Oakland tax per $10.C0 assessed valuation at above increase $24,000 1S16 Topeka tax per $100.00 assessed . wiuow or a Santa Fe section hand, who was killed near Grote, Colo., No vember 28. lust, received $1,000 from the railroad, was entered in the dis trict court this morning. The suit was urougni Dy .ynthla A. Smith, widow of Joseph E. Smith, victim of the ac ciaent. The Santa Fe entered its ap pearance and agreed to the Judgment. According to the petition. Smith was on a hand car that was struck by one of the Santa Fe passenger trains. Smith was thrown from the car and killed instantly. Besides a widow he life five children who are named as fohows: Jerry E.. IS years old; Cleo A.. 14 years old; Vlrdie F 1 1 vears old; Aubrie L., g years old, and Heu bert Is , S years old. The ax was a murderous looking ar ticle, the hat was an exceedingly large one, the dolls were big and bisque, the broom was the weirdest looking pack age that has ever passed through the Topeka office, and the rifle, quite evi dent from its shape, was withheld by Superintendent LeRov Powell until he discovered that rifles, but not pistols, can be legitimately sent through the mails. - The four days' trial given the new system in the Topeka office has sur prised Postmaster Rodgers in a most important detail. He was expecting a downpour of packages misaddressed, bearing the old stamps, minus the name of the sender. Out of approxi mately 500 bundles, barely one dozen have failed to comply with the de mands of the 1913 regulations. The entire postofflce force are delighted with this state of affairs, and men tally pat themselves on the back for advertising the system so thoroughly beforehand. "We make our detailed report to the government." explained Mr. Powell this morning, "in 15 days. We're hop ing to show a large business increase in that half month. We've been talk ing to the merchants, and some of them are mcst enthusiastic. They're taking up the proposition with a great deal of interest. I'm expecting a large arr-ount of local delivery next week." This wss the busiest morning that the parcels' post bureau has had About 75 packages were registered be fore roon no freaks among them. The postmaster Is much pleased at the smooth, easy way n which the new system is running. Wichita is even busier than Topeka. The Wichita nostTpaster talked to Mr. Rodeers on the 'phone today. "We're out of ftamps." said he, "and need about 2.000 each for first and second class matter. We've or dered them from "Washington, but New Tork, Jan. 4. President Taft and ex-President Roosevelt were un der the same roof today for the first time since it was announced that both would seek the presidential nomina tion at Chicago. The last time they were together was on October 15, 1911, at the cele bration of the jubilee of Cardinal Gib bons in Baltimore. Today they sat just across the nave from each other at the funeral of W'hitelaw Reid. Although during the ser-ice today they were only fifty feet apart they did not meet. Colonel Roosevelt was al ready in his seat adjoining those of i the Reid family when the president was escorted to the place reserved for 1 1 1 1 1 1 . auk. i in t. . 1 1 v i hi.- n uiir 1C1L cathedral before the funeral proces sion passed out. Colonel Roosevelt and others remained seated until the coffin had been taken to the door. LEONARD TO PROBE PEN (Items for this column may be phoned to 3915 or the State Journal office.) The Oakland W. C. T. IT. will meet next Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. A. C. Koser, 389 Chester avenue. Mrs. Koser will have charge of the meet ings. Roll call will be answered by New Tear's resolutions by each lady. Symposium character teachings, earn inland spending money, benevolence, economy, thrift, righteousness, truth, and honesty. Business of importance will be transacted. AH memDers are urged to bo present promptly at 2:30. Mrs. W. B. Wilson, 411 Poplar street, received severe injuries to her hand last evening. The hand was se verely cut on a glass fruit jar. Miss Hazel Gardner, who has been ill at her home, 20 9 Forest avenue, the past few days, is slightly im proved. Mr. Atchison, Mrs. Atchison and their daughter Ruth were callers at the W. L. Hamill home on Wabash avenue last evening. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Reaugh of WTabash avenue are both seriously ill with the grip. j Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hicks of Kan-; sas City were guests Tuesday at the G. M. Conoway and Joseph Florence homes. noon at her home on Michigan avenue. The following ladies were present: Mrs. R. P. Taylor, Mrs, Dora Shiner, Mrs. Jas Kelley, Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, Mrs. Joseph Howard, Mrs. H. C. Taylor, Mrs. Jos. Bowers and Mrs. Draut. Mrs. E. E. Harrison, of Wabash ave nue, was the guest Friday of M,rs. M. i.lopter, or Topeka. Mrs. Frank H3lms has returned to her home west of Topeka after spend ing a few days with her father, D. H. Peak, and daughters, of Wabash ave nue. Miss Iva Carothers is ill at her home on Winfield avenue. The Woman's Foreign Missionary so ciety of the Oakland M. E. church, met Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. M. Jones, on Wabash avenue. The following ladies were present: Mrs. C. H. Steele, Miss Madge Moore, Mrs. C. H. Buck, Mrs. G. H. Ensign, Mrs. G. L. Hutson, Mrs. H. Benedict, Mrs. E. Mayor, Mrs. A. Vesper, Mrs. A. E. Warner, Mrs. A. C. Koser, Mrs. Dora Dressier and Mrs. J. M. Jones. MiEsClarkson. of Praddist, was a guest of the society. The following young girls gave several numbers of special music under the direction of Miss Moore: Miss Helen Williams. Miss Elsie Wilson, Miss Faye Knox, Miss Marie Steele. The next meeting will be held with Mrs. C. H. Steele at her home on East Seward avenue. The regular lesson "China's New Day," was studied yesterday. LOST Female Fox Terrier, brown head, black spot on tail. Tax No. 794. Return to F. Johnson, 111 E. 2nd. WAXTEDTo sell or trade for milk cow. equity of $15tt.0i two corner lots, tine to rattnn. Andrew M. J.. rare Joi rnnl. FOR SALE Coal heater. 1136 Garfield. LEGAL. DEATHS AND FUNERALS, Mrs. William B. Stephens, age 35 for merly Miss Myrtle Davis, daughter of J. P. Davis of 1!4 Topeka avenue, died late Friday at Christ's hospital. She was the wife of William B. Stephens of the Cltv of Mexico, who is connected with the Sir Weetman Pierson Oil company. She re turned to Topeka from Mexico last August due to a nervous breakdown caused by the high altitude and excitement over the Mexican revolution. Her condition for several months seemed to improve, but several weeKs ago phy sicians advised her to go to the hospital. Her death came as a surprise as Thurs day morning she seemed considerably better. Mrs. Stephens resided in the City of Mexico for five years. She left no chil dren. Mr. Stephens left tor Topekrx Thursday expecting to be with her during convalescence. He will arrive here Tues- PublSshed in The Topeka state Journal January 4, llj.j OFFICIAL CITY COMMISSION PHO CEEDIXUS. Commission Chamber, 'lopeiia, Kansas, Saturday, January 4, 1113. The city com mission met in regular adjourned setMton at 9:00 o'clock a. m., with the following commissioners present: Commissioners Bone, Miller, stotls and Tandy 4. Mayor Billard in the chair. The minutes of the meeting of January 2, linj, were prefented, read and, on mo tion of Commissioner Bone, approved m reaa. Claims and accounts against the City of Topeka for the laat hall of the month of December. 1912. were preHcnted, read and. on motion of Commissioner Bone, recom mended to be allowed and paid trom funds as follows: General Revenue Fund, Miscel laneous $ 1,737.61 General Revenue Fund, Fire De partment 3,01S.: General Revenue Fund, Police De partment 1 S!.9J General Improvement Fund.. Water Works Fund , park Fund Special Lighting Fund 1-aving bund lsi2 No. 1 , Music Fund , .670.n) 4,t54 fU 1.3vi.A filH.75 17.I7y.S3 87.01 Total $:f7,53S.41 Petition to construct a new cemptil Hlilt walk lour and one-half feet wide iroin Seward avenue to Greeley street on botn sides of Lake street, signed by Frd Con rad and a number of otners, was present ed, rad and referred to the commission er of streets and public Improvements. Protest agalnnt the paving of Nlutn street from Madihon street to Adamu street, Bigned by Margaret Finn and a number of others, was presented, read and referred to the. commissioner of streets and publio Improvements. . Petition to grade, pave and curb with combined curb and gutter Fourth street from the west line of Madison street ast -to the A. T. & 8. F. Railway tracks, pre sented to commission on December 1, i?12. The ,S O. D. H. Embroidery club, day morning if not hindered in his pro- i "H1 reterred to the cominiHsioner ot will meet next Wednesday evening ress on account of the Mexican trouble. , fcl-anct punuc improvements, won rc- with Miss Mora Bell at her home on riusoana, iatner, ana a larse number oi . 1 on wim me recuuirnenuaiiu.i departure. be made Mrs.- Mary E. Boston died ot 1325 Van Buren street Friday. Her age was 76 years. Burial will be from Lane chapel at two o'clock Sunday, interment in Mount Auburn cemetery. The funeral of Joseph L. Coe, who died at his home at 2--9 Taylor street Friday afternoon, after a brief illness, will be held at Penwell's chapel, 512 Qulncy street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Reform to Be Heoonuneiideel by 3Iajor If It Is Necessary. Washington, Jan. 4; Attorney Gen eral Wickersham today appointed Ma jor Henry Leonard, of the U. S. ma rine corps retired, to investigate the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth Kan., and report recommendation for reform if necessary. TO KILL CHINCH BUGS. Grain Men and Millers Join Farmers in Fight. t- i iiierius mourn ner early L. Biscoe 'of Arter avenue, who has "eral announcements will few months, returned home the first of this week. Mrs. . J. C. Trimmer and Mrs. Pat rick Corney of Wetmore, Kan., were guests the past week at the I. C. Gad ner home on Forest avenue. The Good Samaritan class of the Oakland M. E. church held their regu lar monthly meeting last Wednesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jones at their home on Wabash avenue. Little Dorothy Gardner daughter of The fimpra, Qf wniIam Knauer wiI1 ba I Mr. anu aus. i. """"V" ! held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from oeen ill ai ner nunie, u xieoi " the home at 32 Blaine avenue. The body nue, the past two weeks, is slightly j will be taken to Gaiebur3, HL, fur burial, improved. - i . Mr. and Mrs-. Roy Putnam have re- Raymond K. Diffenderfer. aged 36. died turned to their home in Raton, N. M., , late Friday at his home. 1517 North Mon after a short visit here with relatives roe street. Funeral announcements Will and friends. j be made later. Rov Ballard, former editor of the , Oakland Blade has returned from i Mrs. C. S. Hinman, of Grand Island, , Alexandria, Ala., where he has ueen- ?.eo.. oaugiwr or .Mr. ana airs, nmium on business the past two months. I Bursl:art of Topeka, died January 2. The nn,hw mtini of the ' runpral win be hoia at bcranton Oakland Veteran club will be held at the home of Comrade Thomas Busby on Kellam avenue Monday evening, January 6, at 7:30. . Mrs. Alvin Stone of Oklahoma, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Smelser of Oakland avenue. LaVerne Melton of Osborne county is making an extended visit with her grandparents, James Lockhart and wife of Oakland avenue. Mrs. W. J. Williams and son Ogden of Forest avenue will go to Chicago. about the middle of this month for a short service will chapel Sunday. Kan. A be held at Penweli's HOUSEHOLD HINTS. "-The Tahle. Macaroons WhIreof live eegs beaten to stiff froth, three-fourrKspounil confec tionery sutrar. two pounds nuts chopped fine, vanilla to t3i sauce dish of fine bread crumbs. A order given, drop small spoonful f-n buttered tins. Let dry in warm oven tin "that it be not granted, bellia not slcned by resident owners of real estate repre senting more than one-half of the real estate owned by residents fronting ot abutting upon the Fourth street desig nated in the petition." On motion of Commissioner Tandy, the report was adopted. An Ordinance to appropriate money out of the General Revenue Fund. Ueneri.1 Improvement Fund. Water Works Fund, Park Fund, Special Lighting Fund, Mu.o Fur.d end Paving Fund VJ12 No. 1, pre sented to commission on January 2, 1.!?. by Commissioner Bone, was taken up lur second reading. Each sectlc.n was read and, on separate motion, adopted, on rou call, the ordinance was passed by the fol lowing vote: Ayes. Commissioners Bon, Miller, Stotts and Tandy and Mayor Bil lard 5. The title was read and approved. Report of the Ucense Collector for tha month of December, 1912, was presented, read and filed. No further business appearing, on mo tion of Commissioner Stotts, commission ad iourned. Seal. C. B. BUROK, City Clerk. LOCAL MENTION, Mrs. Strickler, lessons china painting Sec Night class, 10, $3.50. 114 W. 8th. Adv. Complaint was filed today against O. W. Dietrich, charging violations of tn Kansas pure food law In that cream sobl Jl." . - " ! complaint charges two counts of ellicr cream which does not show IS per cent of butter fat. Wichita, Jan. 4. A committee of grain men and millers was appointed here today to organize the farmers of the southwest to prevent the destruc tion of 1913 crops by chinch bugs. Fields are to be burned over to kill the bugs. The weather has been so warm that the bugs are alive in grass land and stubblefields. Was a Pleasant Party. The Royal Neighbors of America, Tent Xo. 148, gave a surprise party to the tent oracle, Mrs. Eversole, Sixth and Monroe streets. There were 45 guests present. Music, reading and games were enjoyed during the even ing. Refreshments of sandwiches. pickles, coffee and cake were served. Funeral Xotlce. Members of Shawnee lodge No. 3, K. and L. of S., are requested to at tend the feneral of Brother William Knauer at the residence 32 Blaine ave nue. North Topeka, at 3 o'clock Sun day afternoon. - O. A. McCLURE, President. MARGARET COLLINS. Secretary. (Advertisement. tii top just begins to brown. Do not ha- few weeks stay with Mr. Williams, oven too hot. or they will burn instead ti I i i . . v. ah v.,.tn j" . ilrviin. ThuBo arc fine ffir rhrislmaiff I nun i n cti. mat. i i:. vi i iuoaicoa ivi t o- - month. MTS- j- c- Mr Hnd Mrs. Charles Suit, of Nnrth 1 . . i j '. . .. Lemon Snowballs Beat three epgs vory 1 LMui turn ?a,Ucu ii a ij,i ny , H ad(J slowIv one cup granulated su- dinner JNew xears oaj. ine follow ing Kar three tablespoons water, grated rind I ' were present: Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Will- . of one lemon and all the juice, a cup oi ' . t narged with stealing nearly a hundro.l Cora Parsons and Mangle Johnson, two colored women charged with robbing J. C. Perry of a gnlri watch, were arrainnei In the county court this morning They werP captured shortly after tr alli;e.l robbery occurred Thursday night, ar. I nave since oeen neid at the city prison. iams, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Williams,, Mrs. Sarah Suit, Miss Feme Williams. Miss; Verna King, Miss Helen Williams. Miss Mabel Suit. Mr. Harold Lepper, Ogden Williams and Charles Suit, jr. Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Peckenpaugh, of Forest' avenue, have gone to Potter, Kan., where they will remain Mr. Peckenpaugh has purchased a restaur ant and Is managing it at that place. Mrs. Hattle Miller, of Valencia, and flour and a teaspoon of baking powdc.-. ) dollars' worth of clothing, etc.. from "ft Fold In stifflv beaten whites of e2s. n,1 i rooming house at RIG Monroe street. l pour batter into buttered custard cujis. Walton, formerly a roomer at. the hou.. Steam 35 minutes, turn out and roll In ! was arrested today. Tl-e article said to powdered sugar. Serve with lemon sauce, j have been stolen are said to have bec-i Two tablespoons butter, half cup sugar, j ne propertv of various ronmws. Accon' one well beaten egg. grated rind end juica 'J"f tn? complaint, which was sworn t of one lemon. Melt in double boiler, aad I i cieinoerg. me property belonged to Steinberg. H. J. Wise and Jacob Pol- iacK. iw articles enumerated Included a camera. $3: a suit case. 10: hantiw-- Sauce Verdante Drain and wash one ! cnlc f"- hosiery, clothing of varlc us kinos. other ingredients and stir until thick in cream. Mrs. John Graham. can of peas, and thoroughly mash them, f- Add two and a nair cupruis of the san.e j brush and comb, etc. Mr. Howard Duncan and Mr. Delbert i stock used for the croquettes and simmer Duncan, of Enid, Okla.. are visiting at a half hour, then strain througn a vege the O. M. Keats home, 328 Arter avenue, ! table-press. Melt two tablespnonfuls of for a few cays. - I " uuumc "v..c. , uu i0 imc- Mrs. L. Biscoe and daughter Vlr- l spoonfuls of flour, cook three minutes. stirring constantly, add slowly the pea Board or Manager for State Fair. "T. A. Borman. president of th Kansas State Fair association, announced today his appointment of members of the boai-4 of managers. The board will be the same as last year with one exception S. J. Hodglns will assume the place of Oeort; W. Crane, who requested to be- relieved so-". "reir sauce and cook until It tMcfcens; add a daughter nd sister, Mrs. Bert Hummell erv little salt and renper. as the stock ls and family and other relatives in highly seaso-ed. Pass with the croquette. of the work on account of ill health. As Springtown, Ark., the past two weeks1 With this course serve "Batons de ; president of the association Mr. Borman will return home tomorrow. I "'y oe oougnt or any iirt Mrs W II Draut entertntned tho i class baker under the name of bread T ;"' "f at 5nt ,etaI"e?1 tne sticks. Make "Rosettes du Beurre" by Ladies Aid society, of the Oakland pressing the butter through a pastry-b-s Presbyterlafl church Thursday after- with a star tube Into rosette shapes. is also a member of the board ot man agers. The full board for 1913 will be: T. A". Borman, E. L. Copelaad, Albert patten, Samuel E- Lux and S. J. Hodglns.