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THE TOPEKA. DAILY STATE JOURNAL THURSDAY EVENING. MARCH 13, 1913- IT SPENT MORE This Legislature $462,667 Ahead Last One. Increase in School Attendance Forbade Cut Big Items. Appropriations 1911 $S,373.SS4.01 Appropriations 1913 S,83s,551.U Increase 1913 j 462.etS7.12 That is the story of state taxes and expenditure of public money as told by the record of the 1913 legislature. Not only will the appropriations at the hands of the 1913 lawmakers elimi- ataLs!TurinL0LeTsSnheS a record for the expenditure of $462. 667.12 more than the 1911 session. And the 1911 session set a reasonably high water mark in Kansas. Pledged to retrenchments, the Democrats came to Topeka two months ago to take charge of state government. No one can fairly charge that they haven't made a fair-; ly honest effort to fulfill that pledge. But when they looked around and viewed the situation from all angles, they counseled one with anotner- ana agreed that there were but few spots that would stand the pruning knife. Not only were they unable to reduce the educational appropriations, but the Democrats found that the in creased attendance at these schools made it absolutely necessary to give these institutions more money for their work in 1914-15. An effort was nailn to save money on the state ex ecutive and judiciary budget, but there was nothing doing. The few dollars they 'saved, were swallowed up in new holes that no one had seen .uniu legislature stumbled right over them. Items made ud by the ways and means committees of the two houses show that the 1913 appropriation will be nearly a half million dollars higher than those of 1911. And in ivinia ioTTi urn not included the re- appropriated moneys. " Such figures will not be obtainable until tney are inauc up in the state auditor's office. To' be sure there-were several ex cuse fiir the increased appropriations. but the- fact that the appropriations are larger is the real tnrag inai-interests the taxpayer. For instance, there was the $125,000 for western Kansas irrigation purposes, the $75, 000 for aid of rural schools, the $325, 000 for the publication of school text books and the increased appropria tions for the educational institutions. Figures by the ways and means committee, which include all appro priations made at this session, show that $4,932,915.05 were made for the year 1914, including deficiencies in several departments for the. year 1913. Appropriations aggregating $3, 905,636.08 are made for 1915. ; Against these figures are shown the following appropriations by the 1911 session: For 1911, deficiencies, $569,861.77; for 1912, $4,212,441.16; for 1913, $3, 593.581.08; 'or a total of $8,3 i 5, 884.01. GORE MAKES CHARGE. Alleges. Senate Doorkeeper Disposed of Lorimer Case Document. Washington, March J3 Charges that Carl A. Loeffier, acting assistant aoor keener of the senate, had been respon- sihln for the disappearance of the Holstlaw certificate of deposit, present ed during the Lorimer trial in the sen- ate, and which was never afterwards located, was made in the senate toaay by Senator Gore, of Oklahoma, when Mr. Loeffter's re-election was proposed. The senator said his informant was a page of the senate, who had delivered the certificate to Mr. Loeffier after se curing it from Senator Bailey. ihpoMntfeaTure. Why the Best Dressed Men Patronize the Merchant Tailor. In face of the many offers for cheap clothes at cheap prices, the well dressed man must still turn to the custom tailor for trie really correct fitting gar ments. Every man is built slightly dif ferent from every other man, and it is only in the "Try-on" of a garment that it can be made to fit, drape and look well. Olof Ekberg is showing a large line of woolens from which to make right fitting suits for as low as $25. 708 Kansas avenue. Adv. HOME GARDEN CONTEST Will Try to Raise $500 for Prizes for Children's Gardens. A joint meeting of the Topeka Real Estate Dealers' association and the newly organized Women's Commercial club was held today at the Topeka Commercial club quarters to discuss the question of putting the home gar-; den contests of the city schools on an extensive plane the coming season C. C. Starr, superintendent of city schools, who was present at the meet ing, gave a brief explanation of the plan it is proposed to adopt. The city e tr I"LfE?fji ES win ue oiiereu nie yuungsieiH grow-, lng the best gardens in the individual districts. Then there will probably be a grand nrize offered for the best De a grana prize ouerea ior tne Desi garden grown in the entire city. . r- M withiniftrn who had rharM . .' -,:',"' ." r j ui eaiU:.i u, .i,:.., vne rCu According to C. B. ingett pres - dent of the Topeka Real Estate Deal- ers' association it is desired to raise $500 to be divided into special prizes. xne ariuisiiwusc """"J v. J I reaay pieugcu uite ul uie nve uunuicu dollars. It is probable that the members of the Women's Commercial club at their next meeting will decide to assist in the raising of money for the con tests. Will Not Write Book. Washington, March 13. "Uncle Joe". Cannon is not going to write a book of reminiscences. One reason is that he regards his experience as a thing to be forgotten. Another is I that it is a crime to cut down forests for tha manufacture of paper upon which to print ninety-nin out of every hundred books published now adays. In Deplorable Condition. ' Albany, N. Y., March 13. Gover nor Sulzer has made public a letter from Dr. Austin Flint, the alienist, which declares that the Matteawan asylum for the insane is in a. deplor able condition because Harry Thaw and other inmates, one a woman who I has committed nine murders, have ' been allowed free run of the- institu tion, and further states that Thaw has had several opportunities to escape, all of which he has declined to take advantage of. The letter will serve as an added specification to - the charges recently preferred against Joseph F. Scott, state superintendent of prisons. - . NOT CONTAGIOUS The Meningitis That Caused Death of Two School Girls. ' But the. High School Was Fumi- gated Just the Same. There is no cause for alarm on the part of the students of the high school "r l"!" """" L8 that two of the popular girls of the senior class have died of meningitis. Physicians declare it was not the dreaded and contagious o- ! spinal meningitis that caused the deaths, but to make assurance doubly sure the high school building has been fumigated upon the suggestion of the city physician. Miss Esther Nelson, daughter of Mrs. Lena Nelson of 722 Morris ave nue, died last Tuesday afternoon. She became suddenly ill Monday evening and was attended by Dr. L. "V. Sams. who took the place of Dr. C... F. Men- ninger, who could not answer "the call. The next morning both physi cians were in attendance, but the pa tient died within a- few. hours. The disease was pronounced, to be a virile form of meningitis caused from ery sipelas. Miss Nelson was an attractive girl and one of the leaders of her class. - - . - - ' . Miss Ksther Kleinhans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kleinhans, 817 Quincy street, died March 3 after an illness of six weeks. The physicians pronounced her malady to be tuber cular meningitis. She was a girl who had a host of friends, and her loss is keenly felt by the members of her class at the high school: " Dr. C. F. Menninger and Dr. Sarah Greenfield, state bacteriologist, who examined the spinal fluid, stated that there is no trace of spinal meningitis. Dr. C. A. McGuire, who attended Miss Kleinhans, stated the case was by no means similar to spinal meningitis. TWO INTERPRETERS. They Were Necessary for Kolpicion to Reach the Court. Two interpreters were necessary in a case tried in the county court this morning. The trouble was that the only man who could make himself understood to the parties to the suit was a German who was unable to speak English. So the questions were put to the English-German interpreter who in turn put them to the German, who in turn put them to the witness. The answers came back into English through the same tortuous route. -The suit was brought by Carl Schiff man, alias David Schiffman, alias Carl Geiske against his brothr-in-law, John Kolpicion, for the Recovery of money sent to Russia to enaDie tne brother-in-law to come to America, The parties to the suit, however, were from a province in Russia in which a language is spoken that very few in Topeka can speak. Thus the trouble with the interpreters. During the case it was charged that the plaintiff was under sentence to Siberia by the Russian government, and- that he escaped by coming1 to this country. Girls on Strike. Pittsburg, March 13. Two hundred girls, employed in the Oliver Steel and Iron Mills, are on strike today. They demand a living wage. One thou sand more girls are expected to walk out. These girls are employed at threading bolts. They are paid five i cents a thousand. Their demand is for an additional two cents a thou sand. The striking girls declare that it is not possible for any girl to earn more than $8 a week. Some girls are paid only 2 8 cents a day, the strikers assert. Threading bolts is heavy work for women. Frequently the hands are lacerated. A great many of all of the 1,200 threading bolts wore bandages on their haids. With hands bound up the yirls say it is hard to work fast enough to make a decent wage. Graft Testimony. New York, March 13. The vast wealth reaped by the officials of the system" through their graft grip on the underworld was further disclosed In a series of new revelations which were made to District Attorney Whit man and his assistants and to the grand jury. The most amazing was the testimony of old "Eve". Stacom, I 74 years old. She admitted that dur- Vd?Jrd Mo111 WhhCVh-f ha2!Paen and for that reason? w pos -kept disorderly houses she had paid ',: ,,n .v, ' ,. T asents of the "system ' over $350,000 Herman Michaels, known as the "King cf the Bookmakers." in Harlem, said ' he paid an average toll of $50 a week or $2,600 a year. Baby Picture Contest at Majestic, launthVMajetAelVed Il f. TllZ,? -,j j.. . , , , . Pnterest created a eood deal of ijki". i ..o.i.. 1 . Bables in variety were shown on the screen and as the favorites came into vle there was vieoroim InnlTiTdin iew tnere was vigorous applauding. ome were with clothes and some rtrtu?n . were without; some were lying down and some standing up. Nearly everv one present mat a bot foryone tno babies The contest will be run for two wqeks. Eacn patron or the theater with an admission ticket Is allowed a vote. DEATHS AND FUNERALS Mr. Josie Nelson, a sister of Mrs. George Parkhurst who lives on Ninth and Tyler streets, died Tuesday In Kan sas City, of pneumonia. She was sick but three days and died before Mrs. Park hurst or members of the family in To peka had learned of her illness. Mr. and Mrs. Parkhurst went to Kansas City to attend the funeral which was held yester day. They are expected to return home today. The funeral of Miss Esther Nelson of 72S Morris avenue, who died Tuesday night, was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Presbyterian church. Students of the high school attended in a body. Interment was in the Topeka cemetery. A Moose Dance. Social dance w-ili be given .Friday night, March 14 at their hall, 112-14 East 7th. GOV. HODGES' VIEW He Was Not Pleased With Work of Closing Days. But Legislature as Whole Was Most Successful. - Governor George H. Hodges isn't the least bit pleased with the work of his Democratic legislature during the clos ing days of the session. And Governor Hodges, who has already established a record for candid expression of senti ment, doesn't hesitate to say just what he thinks of the work of the last week. In the last few days, party pledges went to the scrap heap along with local bills and pet measures of individual members. JYom all outward appear ances, the legislature forgot all about party pledges in those closing days and , worked with th i nome as soon as possible. And in their ., haste some v important Democratic , legislation was ditched, I Here are some of the party measures , an(J important bits of legislation that failed in the closing week. Initiative and referendum. Mortgage registration tax law. Compulsory grain Inspection law. Minimum wage for women. Maximum hour law. Graduated inheritance tax law. Judicial reapportionment bill. Those are all Democratic party pledges. In the last week of the ses sion there was an opportunity to have put every one of these measures in the sack. But the legislature didn't do it. "I am frank to say that I" am not at all' satisfied- with the - closing days -of the session," said Governor Hodges today. "At least five or six important Democratic party pieages aiea on our hands and I don't think there was any occasion for it. "We needed a compulsory grain -inspection law and needed it badly," con tinued the governor. "At present the grain shipper is the victim of the Kan sas City board of trade and will be until such a Imv is passed. That Registration Tax Law. "Then take the mortgage registration tax law. It should have been passed and the legislature should have agreed on a conference report. The mortgage regis tration tax was in both party platforms and the Republicans are equally responsi ble with the Democrats for the failure of the bill. This law would nave lessened the rate of interest to the borrower, would have brought a multitude of new funds into the state and would have meant thousands of dollars in increased taxes. "A collateral inheritance tax law should have been passed. I am opposed t0 the taxation of direct heirs, but a tax on the property owned in Kansas by non residents would have meant much to our state. Take for instance the railroad in terests. They are controlled almost en tirely by foreign capital. There is no rea sorr why on the death of these magnates that the state should not realize on their vast properties. "As for the failure of the initiative and referendum, it was in both party plat forms and the record of the Democrats has been consistent. I only wish .that the measure might have been passed. "Viewing the session as a whole, it has been most successful in my opinion. The members have worked hard and faithful ly and more party pledges redeemed and more good laws written than, in the rec ord of any former legislature in Kansas." Governor Hodges also wanted the mini mum wage and the maximum hour lawo, as well as the Judicial reapportionment measures. All were lost in -the elosins hours of the session. Only a review oi the work of the legislature for the 5S davs it was in Topeka. adds to the hap piness of the Kansas executive. He is not pleased witn tne nnai weeK ana luimus it. But for the session. Governor Hodges declines to concede that any former leg islature in Kansas ever made a . better record. MAY SUE THEM. Mayor Billard Considers Slander Ac tion Against Two Preachers. Rev. Robert Gordon, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Roy B. Guild, pastor the Central Congrega tional church, may be required to de fend themselves in a personal damage suit after the city election. Mayor J. B. Billard and Mrs. Delia Sare.. . police matron, will be the complaining wit nesses. Mayor Billard practically admitted that he would sue the preachers yes terday. He believes that himself and Mrs. Sare have been slandered and the affair is being investigated for that purpose. Rev. Roy E. Guild- made a sensa tional statement concerning affairs at the police station for which Mrs. Sare is responsible, several weeks ago. Rev. Robert Gordon made statements in his sermon last Sunday night which at tacked the mayor and the latter be lieves that the public sermon is libel- M'avor TJiiiard will not allr. thi r e v, pone action until after the city elec tion. Crichton May Run for Mayor. By the time the office, of the city clerk in closed tonight another candi date may be in the race for mayor. Early this afternoon George N. Crich- Jon of the Paper Box Factory, 1 T-' .. - , . . .na.ii&cis aveuue was consiuering circu lating his petitions in a hurry and launching forth in politics. Hoes Go "to $9.10. Chicago, March. 13. A new ton for the year was reached at the stock- . . . . . . . ya.ras ioaay wnen Dutcner nogs went to $9.10. LOCAL MENTION. Free $7 extra pants with suit to order $15. Order your Easter suit now. Satur day last day. Glasgow Woolen Mills, Tli Kansas ave. Adv. Mark Nichols was arrested by the police last night for running an auto mobile without lights. He pleaded guilty in police court this morning and was fined $2.00. "Hutch" the barber will be glad to see all his old friends at the Chester field Barber -Shop, 419 Kansas Ave. Adv. Suit for divorce charging the wife with being subject to sudden fits of passion and with neglect, was filed in the district court this morning by L. B. Ridings against Fay E. Ridings. They were married December 8, 1910. It will pay -cu to get our estimate on that lumber bill. J. B. Whelan & Co.. 4th and S. F. tracks. Phone 865. Adv. 1 ORDERED NOT TO FIRE. American Troops Receive Such Orders From Secretary Garrison. Washington, March 13. American troops on the Mexican border have been forbidden to return the fire of Mexican troops except upon specific authorization from the war depart ment at "Washington. - This instruc tion has been sent by direction of Sec retary Garrison to Brigadier General Bliss, in command of the forces. published in The Topeka State Journal March 13, 1913. HOUSE BILL NO. 461. AN ACT giving to inn, hotel, boarding and eating house keepers a lien on cer tain property specified therein, providing a penalty for obtaining board or lodging under false pretenses,- and repealing sections 4022 and 4023 of the General Statutes' of 1909. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: Section 1. The keeper of any inn, hotel or boaadlng house, whether individual. partnership or corporation, shall have a lien on tne baggage and other property in and about such inn brought to the same by or under the control of his guests or boarders, for the proper charges due him from such guests or boarders for the ac comodation, board and lodging, and for all money paid for or advanced to them not to exceed the sum of two hundred dollars, and for such other extras as are furnish ed at the request of such guests. Sec. 2. Said inn keeper or hotel keeper , shall have the right to detain such bag gage and othqir property until the amount of such charges are paid, and such bag gage and other property shall be exempt from attachment or execution until sucn innkeepers lien and the cost of satisfying it are paid. Sec. 3. Said inh-keeper, boarding house or hotel keeper shall retain such baggage and other property upon which he has a lien for a period of ninety days, at tne expiration of which time, if such lien is not satisfied, he may sell such baggage and other property at public auction, first giving notice of the time ana place oi sale by posting a least three notices tnere of in public places in the county where the inn or hotel is situated and also by mail ing a copy of such notice addressed to said guest or Doaraer at tne place oi resi dence designated by the register of such inn or hotel. Sec. 4. After satisfying the lien and any costs that may accrue, any resiaue re maining shall, on demand, within six months, be paid to such guest or boarder, and if not so demanded within six months from date of sale, such residue shall be deposited by such inn-keeper with the treasurer of the county in which the inn or hotel is situated, together with a state ment of the inn-keeper's claim and the cost of enforcing the same, a copy of the notice given, and the amount received for the goods sold at said sale. Sec. 5. Said residue shall be retained by the county treasurer for a period of one year, and if not claimed within that time by the owner thereof, the county treasurer shall place the. same to the credit ot the common school fund. Sec 6. Any person who shall obtain food, lodging or other accomodation at any hotel, inn, boarding or eating house by means of any trick, deception or false representation, statement or pretense, with intent to defraud the owner or keep er thereof, and shall fail or refuse to pay therefor, shall be aeemea guniy ui a mis demeanor and upon the conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or, by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding three months, or by" both such fine and im prisonment. ' ' '' .v. Sec. 7. Proof that lodging, food or other accomodations were obtained by raise pretense or by false or fictitious show or pretense of any baggage or other property. or that he gave iu imju. Vi, i lodging or other accomodation a check or other negotiable paper on which payment was refused, or that he left the hotel inn or boarding house without paying or offer ing to pay for such food, lodging or other accomodation, or that he surreptitiously removed or attempted to remove his bag gage, or other property, or that he regis tered under a fictitious name, shall be prima facie proof of the intent to defraud mentioned in section six (6) of this act. Sec 8. The provisions of section six (6) and seven (7) of this act shall not apply where there has been an agreement in writing for delay in payment for a period not to exceed ten days. Sec. 9. Sections 4022 and 4023 of the Gen eral Statutes of 1909, and all other acts and parts of acts in so far as they are in conflict herewith are hereDy repeaiea. Sec. 10. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the official state paper. I hereby certify that the above Bill orig inated in the House, and passed that body February 24, 1913. W. L. BROWN, Speaker of the House. A. A. DUNMIRE, Ass't Chief Clerk of the House. Passed the Senate March 7, 1913, SHEFFIELD INGAIXS, President oi the Senate. BURT E. BROWN, Secretary of the Senate. Approved March 10. 1913. GEO. H. HODGES, Governor. State of Kansas, Office of the Secretary of State. I, CHAS. H. SESSIONS, Secretary of State of the State of Kansas, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a correct copy of the original enrolled bill now on file in my office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name Seal. and affixed my official seal, this 12th day of March, 1913. CHAS. H. SESSIONS. - Secretary of State. Published in The Topeka State Journal March 13, 1915. SUBSTITUE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 230. AN ACT amending sections 1 &3 of chap ter vi me Laws or mil. entitled an act to promote the health of employees in coal mines, by providing bath houses at coal mines and prescribing penalties ior me violation thereor. , Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas. Section" 1. It shall be the duty of the owner, or lessee, its officers or agent's, or other person or persons having the juris diction or direction of any coal mines within the state of Kansas to provide on and after July 1, 1913, a suitable building, which shall be convenient to the principal entrance of such mine or mines, and equip ped with benches or seats; said benches or seats, and the interior part of said bath house, to be kept clean and in a sanitary condition. Said building or bath house to have sufficient floor space for the accommodation of miners or others using the same. The flooring in said wash room or bath room to be of concrete or cement, and the flooring In the changing room to be optional with the owner as to material used. All lockers in new bath houses when made of steel shall be not less than twelve inches by twelve inches, by forty-eight in height; when made of lumber shall be not less than twelve in ches by twenty-two inches, by forty-eight lncnes m neignt. with partition in center of wood lockers. The lockers in each i bath house shall be sufficient in number to accommodate the employes using the same, also proper lights, heat, hot and cold water, and a shower bath for every fifteen employes using the same, and maintain the same in good order for the purpose of washing and bathing of em ployes, and changing of clothing. Said employes are to furnish their own towels. Hifl . LEGAL soap and lock for their locker, exercise control over, and be responsible for the property by them left therein. The in dividual owner, operator, lessee, company or corporation shall keep said bath houses in a clean and sanitary condition. - Sec. 2. No owner or lessee, its officers or agents, or other person installing such bath house at its or their mine, or mines, shall be legally liable for the loss or destruction of any property left by its or their employes at or in said bath house. Sec 3. Any owner or lessee, its officers or agents, or other person or persons fail ing or refusing to comply with the pro visions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon con. viction, be fined the sum of not less than fifty dollars -$50) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100) for each violation of the provisions of this act. And each day there is a failure to comply with the provisions of this act shall be a separate offense, and punished as such. The state inspector of mines shall have general supervision of this law and the enforce ment of the same, and it shall be optional with said Inspector of mines to waive the provisions of this act as to all bath houses that have been constructed prior to the taking effect of this act, but said state inspector of mines is hereby given author ity to require such bath nouses aireauy in existence to be changed or improved as in his judgment may be necessary. Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of all per sons using said bath ' house to remove therefrom" all cast-off wearing apparel. It shall be unlawful for any person to in anywise break, injure or destroy any bath house or any part or appurtenance there to, or commit any nuisance therein. Sec. 5. Any person found guilty of any . . . . i A thla aft Hhnll. vioiaxion m'ihh - w,.- - , upon conviction, be fined not less than ; five dollars nor more than ten dollars, or , be imprisoned in the county jail not less than ten days nor more man iuuu a-'r v.. v. ,,v, fine nnii imprisonment, in the discretion of the cdurt: provided that the provisions or tne act biwu to the coal mine located In counties hav ing coal mines over 650 feet in depth. Sec-6. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repeaiea. Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the official state paper. I hereby certify that the above bill orig inated in the Senate, and passed that body March 4-1913. L. P. KING, Pres. Pro. Tern. of the Senate. BURT E. BROWN, Secretary of the Senate. Passed the House March 5-1913. W. L. BROWN. Speaker of the House. GEO. E. ROGERS, Chief Clerk of the House. Approved March 10, 1913. 1 GEO. H. HODGES, ' Governor. State of Kansas, Office of the Secretary of State. I CHAS. H. SESSIONS. Secretary of State of the State of Kansas, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a correct copy of the original enrolled bill now on file in my office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name Seal.j and affixed my official seal, this 12th day of March, 1913. - " CHAS. H. SESSIONS, Secretary of State. TPublisned in The Topeka State Journal March 13, 1913. SENATE BILL NO. 43S. AN ACT relating to the terms of district court in the thirty-third judicial district and repealing chapter fifty of the Ses sion Laws of 1908. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: . Section 1. Terms of court in Rush coun ty snail be held on the first Monday in Trhrmj-v- second Monday in May and third Monday in September in each year. Sec 2. Terrris of court in Ness county shall be held on the second Monday in February, the fourth Monday in April and the fourth Monday in September in each year. a q Tjfm of court in Lane county &hall be held on the third Monday in Feb ruary, the first Monday in May and on the Wednesday following ihe fourth Mon day in September in each year. Sec. 4. Terms oi cum i m ovt. """--j hoii v Violri nn th fourth Monday in p.nirv tha third Monday in May and the first .Ion1ay in October in each year. !s s Terms of court in Wichita coun ty shall be held on the fourth Tuesday in January, the third Tuesday in April and the Wednesday following the i-irst Moa day in October in each year. Sec 6. Terms of court in Greeley coun ty shall be held on the third Tuesday in Jai.uarv, the second Tuesday in April and the Thursday following the first Monday in October in each year. Sec 7. Terms of court in Pawnee coun ty shall be held on the first Monday in March, the rourtn Aionaay m j the first Monday in November in each y Sec 8. Terms of court in Edwards h heM on the third Mon day in March, the first Monday in June and the third Monday in November in each year. in Hodgeman se. 9. Terms oi ul1 county shall be held on the first Monday in An the second Monday in June and the first Monday in December in each year. . . . Sec 10. At th3 September term in the counties of Rush and Ness, and at tlve Mav term in Pawnee county and June term in Edwards county, i.nd at all terms in the counties having a population of less than three thousand, juries shall not be called, except under the order of the court or judge thereof, which may be made during co' rt or at any time not ex ceeding thirty days prior to the conven- lnSechlf Chapter 50 of the Laws of IPOS is hereby repealed. ,", See 12 This act shall take effect ana be In' force from and after its publication in the ofHcial state paper. I hereby certifv that the above Bill orig inated in the Senate, and passed that bodv Feb. 15-1913, L. P. KING, Pres Pro Tern of the Senate. BURT E. BROWN. Secretary of the Senate. Passed the House March 7-1913. W. L. BROWN. Speaker of the House. GEO. E. ROGERS, Chief Clerk of the House. Approved March. 10-1913. GEO. H. HODGES. Governor. State of Kansas, Office of the Secretary of State. I, CHAS. H. SESSIONS. Secretary of State of the State or Kansas, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a correct copy of the original enrolled bill now on file in my office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF. I have hereunto subscribed my name Seal. and affixed my official seal this 12th day of March. 1913. CHAS. H. SESSIONS. Secretary of State. Published in The Topeka State Journal March 13, 1913. HOUSE BILL NO. 597. AN ACT relating to public bridges, and supplemental to chapter 64, Laws of 1909. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: . Section 1. Whenever the'" board of coun ty .commissioners of any eounty of this state, having an assessed valuation for taxation purposes of over ninety million dollars, has been ordered or required, o shall hereafter be ordered or required, to remove, relocate, reconstruct or other wise improve any public bridge under the rtrfwlalnns of chanter fU. Fjivk nf 1Vi4 and there is any portion of such bridge. which it is not practicable or necessary to use in the reconstruction thereof, said board o' county commissioners is heroby authorized and empowered to use such portion or portions of said bridge in the construction of any other bridge over any river in said county, and located within two miles of the bridge so ordered or re ouired to be removed, relocated, recon How to i Cut the Cost of LEGAL. structed, or improved, and for the pur pose of paying any additional cost and expense of the construction of such bridge, may issue the bonds of such county, without the same being author ized by any election called or held for such purpose, not exceeding in amount me sum of two hundred and fifty thou sand dollars and subject only to the limi tations contained In this act. Sec. 2. The county surveyor of said county, when so directed to do by the board . of county commissioners, shall make all, necessary surveys and investi gations and prepare plans and specifica tions for the construction of such bridge End the approaches thereto, together with an estimate, under oath, of the cost there of, and file such plans, specifications and estimate in the office of the county clerk of said county, said bridge shall be con structed under written contract made and &v arded to the lowest responsible bidder. upon sealed proposals therefor based upon tne plans and specifications so prepared and filed in the office of tho county clerk of said county. No contract shall be awarded therefor at a price in excess of a to .estimated cost. The mans and speci fications prepared and filfid as above pro vided shall be considered and appioved by the board of county commissioners and thereafter said board shall advertise for tbrte consecutive weeks in the official county paper for sealed proposals fo- the construction of said bridge, and the con tract therefor shall be awarded tc the lowest -responsible bidder, and any con tractor to whom any such contract is awarded, shall enter into written con tract therefor and to secure the faithful performance thereof shall file in the of fice of the county clerk of said county a bond duly executed by one or more surety companies duly authorized to do business in this state to be approve-.l by said board of county commissioners. Sec 3. The bonds authorized to be is sued by section 1 hereof, may be Issued to the contractor constructing such bridge, in payment therefor, or the sa'd board of county commissioners may sell, the same and pay said contractor out of the proceeds thereof. Such bonds shall b made payable In twenty years from the date thereof, and shall bear Interest at a rate not to exceed four and '"ne-t.alf per cent, per annum, and shall hovs semi-annual interest coupons attached thereto. It shall be the duty of ihe board of county commissioners of any county issuing such bonds, annually at the time of levying other taxes, to levy a tax each year sufficient to pay the interest on sail bonds as the same become due, on all tax able property of said county, and ocfore the date of the maturity of said bonds, to levy a tax for the payment of The same at their maturity. No bonds issued in pursuance of this act shall be :ohl for less than their par valu. nor shall any commission be paid for the sale thereof, and all moneys realized from the rale of such bonds shall be used only for the Purpose herein specified. Sal' bonis shall be signed on behalf of the county iruin2 the same, by the chairman of he board of county commissioners, and at tested by the county clerk of said county with the seal of the county thereto af fixed, and shall be registered by said, countv clerk in his office, and snch regis tration shall be certified to by said county clerk, upon said bonds, undr nis official signpture and the seal of said rrunty. Said bonds shall also be renlstered by the auditor of state and he snail certiry on said bonds to the registration thereof un der his official signature and seal of of fice. All bonds isued under the jto visions of this act shall contain a recital that the same are issued under the pro visions of this act and In conformity with the provisions, restrictions and limi tations thereof, and that such bonds and the interest thereon are to ''.j paid by a general tax levied ipon all of the taxable property of the countv iasuinis the same, end such recital ishall be conclusive in favor of all persons purchasing such bonds, that all proper acta have been done, proceeding had and conditions pre cedent performed, to authorize the issue cf such bonds and the levy of all taxes accessary for the payment of principal and Interest thereof, when th same bo come due, by the terms thereof. Sec. 4. No street railway or other rail way company shall construct, lay or maintain any tracks upon or use for the tr&nsrcrtation of passengers or freight, gov bridge constructed under the pro lisicns of this act without flrnt paying to the county constructing such brilge, one half of the total cost of such construc tion of such bridge and the approaches thereto; and no other person or corpora tion shall use such bridge- or the piers or abutments tbarwof for -any- private use v-ithout first paying to the county con structing the same such sum as the board of county commissioners or other au thorities having control of such bridge, shall require as compensation for such use. If any street railway or railway cor poration shall construct, lay or maintain any tracks upon or use for the transpor- I Down Living Advantageous buying; is the basis of economy. 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LEGAL. tation of its passengers, or freight, any bridge constructed under the provisions of this act without first paying therefor as above provided, it shall thereby become liable to the county for one-half of th ! cost of the construction of suc-h bridge, and such county may sue for and re-s cover t-uch sum in any court of competent jurisdiction, and the use of such bridge by any street railway or railway corpora tion for the transportation of any cars, papsengers -or freight, or the construc tion o:- maintenance of tracks thereon imj mimo De enjomen until compennati" i is made therefor as hereinbefore pro vided. AH tr.cney received for the use of such bridge shall be used in the con struction or maintenance thereof, or in the payment of bonds and Interest there on issued on account of the conetructiui of such bridge. Sec. 5. All bridges constructed under the provisions of this act shall be under the control of and maintained by thi board of county commissioners of the county constructing the same, and such county commissioners shall have power to contract with any city in which any such bridge Is situated or with any per son or corporation using any "such bridge, for the maintenance or repair thereof. Sec. 6. This act shall take effect and be In force from and after its publication It the official state paper. I hereby certify that the above bill orwr inated in the House, and passed that body' February 18, 1913. W. L. BROWN, Speaker of the House. GEO. E. ROGERS, Chief Clerk of the House. Passed the Senate February 27, 1913. Mar. 3. 1913 Report of Conference Com mittee adopted. , SHEFFIELD INGALLS. President of the Senate. - BURT E. BROWN, Secretary of the Senate. Approved March 7. 1913. GEO. H. HODGES, Governor. State of Kansas, Offic of the Secretary of State. I, CHAS. H. SESSIONS. Secretary of State of the State of Kansas, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a correct copy of the original enrolled bill now on file in my office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF. I have hereunto subscribed my name Seal. and affixed my official seal, this 8th day of March. 1913. CHAS. H. SESSION'S. Secretary of State. Published in The Topeka State Journal March 13, 1913. SENATE BILL NO. 779. AN ACT to amend section 2 of chapter 330 of the Session Laws of 1911 and repeal ing said original section. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the . State of Kansas: Section 1. That section 2 of chapter 2-J0 of the Session Laws of 1911 be amended so as to read as follows, to wit: Section 2. When any court paper shall have been designated as an official court paper, as provided in section one of this act, any legal notice, advertisement or publication now required by law to be published in any newspaper in any action or proceed ings pending before trie district court, tho probate court, any justice of the peaca. or any court of record In said county, may be published in such court paper designated by the direction and order of the court in which raid action is pending, and such publication shall be deemed a compliance with chapter 156 of Session Laws 1891. as amended by section 1. chap ter 239 of the Session Laws of 1901. an 1 as further amended by House bill No. M enacttd into law at the present fesslon of the Legislature. Sec. 2. This act shall be In force from , and after Its publication in the official state raper. I hereby certify that the above Bill orlir irated In tne Senate, and pawed that body February 21, 1913. L. P. KING, Pres. Pro Tern, of the Senate. BURT E. BROWN. Secretary of the Senate. Passed the House March , 1913. W. L. BROWN, Speaker of the House. GEO. E. ROGERS, Chief Clerk of the House. Approved March 10, 1913. GEO. H. HODGES, Governor. State of Kansas, Office of the Secretary of State. I, CHA8. H. SESSIONS. Secretary of State of the i te of Kansas, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a correct copy of the original enrolled bill now on file In my office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name Seal. and affixed my official seal, this 12th day of March. l-3. CHAS. H. SESSIONS. Secretary of Stat.