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Topeka Has a Distinct Advan
tage Oyer Oakland.
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
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.
Councilman Clayton Points Out
Facts and Figures.
through the corridor.1 But the post
master said he'd try and help Wichita
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
to Be Overlooked.
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
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.
(Our Qjjzv IMri?
7 i
Miles of travel
to secure it.
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
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
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
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
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."
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..
ft rite.
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
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.
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.
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."
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
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.'"
But Taft and Roosevelt Do Xot Speak
or Meet.
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
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.
Four Days' Trial of New Law
75 Packages Sent Today.
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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
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
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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
- 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
"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.
(Items for this column may be
phoned to 3915 or the State Journal
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
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.
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
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
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
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 ,
4,t54 fU
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
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.
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
"-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
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.
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.
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.

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