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- ' ' a i i if'Tr ,; , , : . What voutf make a nicer Holiday Present for : mother, father, sister or brother than a Victor Talking Machine, especially when you can buy them so cheap, and on the easy payment plan, too. and all similar interests are to be assessed in the township. school district or citj in which the owner resides if they do not pertain to a business located, then they are to be assessed at , the olace where the business is lo- m cated. 10. Animals and farming lm elements are to be assessed in the township, school district or citj where usually kept The ques tion of location for purposes of assessment; is one of fact to be determined bj evidence, if there is doubt. A temporary absence from the place where usually THE mtfES. Many inquiries have come to this office, as to the extent of the kept, even if such absence a" and improvements installed, and cover ioc jaivu, . Mjn this article we will ffive a re make the property assessable at sameof the work that has been . The Victors sell from $10 up. Come in and see them yourself. Campbell's Drug Store, ; t (Successor to J. G. Polster.) Prescriptions filled. Night Phone 273. Goods' delivered to any V part of city. D8V09 Paints. Security Stoek Food. Looso-Wllos Candles IJl A Best Line to Colorado, California. Washington, .' Montana, City of ' . k a Mexico, also to an points east J?rr turtVifr nartirulars call on v r - ... any agent of this company, or address C L. STONE C. H.ROHRER Passenger. District Traffic " Passenger Manager, Agent, Stf Louis; Mo. Joplin. Mo. EXPLANATION OF TAXES m, m m mAt A dMmmmm issued ay tag ziaiv viu mission to Explain the In order, to answer many w- that are beincr made at iti office of the State Tax Com mission both by letter and in per son. Commissioner S. T. Howe has issued a statement throwing more light on the workings of .the new tax law.1 It appears that the county officials generally and private citizens and tax , payers also are having a difficult time in 'getting at the real workings of the new -law. The commission lias sent out thousands of letters explaining the law, but the in quiries still reach the omce. JThe commission desires to start in the new year with the knowl edge that everyone who is inter ested in the new law understands it? In order to help the matter along Mr. Howe has issued, the foiinwincr statement: . '1. . The' law provides ior the Interesting Items of News From the Best Lead and Zinc Min- ing Camp in the World. the temporary place. For exam pie: If a person should own a section of land near Auburn which section of land is used as a home ranch where cattle are kept during the summer season and to which the cattle are returned done since its start, with a sketch of the different companies and in dividuals who have contributed to its success and upbuilding of this splendid camp. To A. W. Abrams is due the records made by the Iowa ana Oklahoma Mining and Develop ing Comoanr and the Baxter Roy alty Company, both of wmcn paid dividends the first year of their existence to the parties so fortunate as to be interested in , them. We are always pleased to see ... . ii . tverv industrv prosper, as ine more prosperous institutions we have with us the better it is for Baxter Serines and her citixent and each and every citizen should i ix i . . " I- n il r . . -t.i.Jbe glad to see this progress go- This company, together with the . mmunit Sorincr River, are lessees of the I ... . .. ,0, Baxter Royalty Co. - . a a i Next in sue ana importance i. . lead last weev No r- -1 . if tn rimn - . - ... ULUCl Ulb ww " " pany, which Has tnree ma s on fof its lands and a great deal of de-1 . velooment work swing on. TbeK Newlands has a good mill on FROM ROUTE J. this company's property. The I . . Joe Bowers and Walter Little Omaha and Hobo are on this I of Joplin camped on the creek taxation of real estate at its actu al value in money without any deduction on account of mortgage indebtedness. 2. Mortgages and all other de mands secured by lien upon real estate are to be assessed and tax ed at their actual value in money without any deductions whatever. 3. Moneys on hand or deposit are to be taxed on the full amount. No deductions whatever are allowed. 4. All credits are taxable at their actual value in money; cred its include 4 every demand for money, labor or other valuable thing, whether due or to become due, but not secured by lien on real estate.1' 5. The actual value n money of debts may be deducted from the aeereirate actual value in money of credits; but debits can not be deducted from moneys or mortgages, nor in fact fc-any of piopcTty-othwlii L its. J 6. While mortgages are to be taxed to the owner and may not be offset by debits, yet a nofe se cured by mortgage is a debt which the maker thereof may de duct from any credits which he is required to lisWor assessment 7. Property that the law re quires to be listed by the repre sentatives of any owner instead of by the owner himself, must be listed in the township, school dis trict or city in which the proper ty is located; but such property must be listed in the name of the owner and entirely separate from any property owned by the rep resentative. - 8. All personal property is to be listed and taxed in the town ship, school district or city in which the property was located on the 1st of March, except as may be otherwise specified. 9. Moneys, credits, mortgages, judgments, tax -sale certificates when wintered away, such cattle wh&t is now known as the West would be properly assessable at crn Mining Company's mill shaft. the home ranch, although tney It . to h. faith and enerc:y the might not have been returned from their winter qurters to the home ranch until after the 1st of March. However, if for any company's land also, and the big I Thursday night credit of discovering tine ore on new mill just put ntocommis-l Man Murry bought Tom Co- sion by the Lancaster, wmcn mer s young cattle. Master George Peake and his energy first drilling' was done, as the first shaft sinking, which is what is now known as shaft No. l on the Sunburst lease. Not ' - a yju me uuuuuioi jvov. reason such animals were tempor-1 8atisfied with thjs he made a f. i J -1 XI 1-A tk.i - .... amy ouisiuc oi we bwic u ""Mease to Gerke & Sons ol Joonn 1st of March, then they would be I nf t-n.acr- tract: thev drilled assessed in the township, school it and sold jt to the iate Frank district or city where the owner Diiiaway, who formed the Sunny resiaea on inc asi ujr wi iiiaiwii.ig:de Mjninfir company, wmcn The foregoing rules of assess- th. first comDanv to proceed ment and taxation are clearly int0 deveiop a lease in the north accordance with the requirements I - nd bu:ld - miii. , The suc- of the law. I rpsa which this company made is There is no law in Kansas pro-i , tn g11 tu nnecT'i. vtding for a tax on mortgages in the nature of a recording charge. It is impossible to state the amount at which a $1,000 mort gage would be taxed, as that would deoend entirely upon the Following closely on the trend of events was the leasing by E. C. Gaines and others of the Fe lix Dardenne land. They in turn leased a portion of the land to J. O. Goodwin and A. M. Wagner, ImWt mmm mw the latter ow one of the lead true as to what would be the taxhg operators of the Webb City on a farm worth $3,000. Icnmo. and they in turn secured In general, it may be said, that Ford & Troup of Kansas City to the new tax law makes no mater I develop the forty acres of what ialchanee in the law of assess- is now the Mission Mining Co's ment and taxation which was en- property. The development of mrA in 1R7. The new law is this oroDerty was being pusnea, nted almost solv to providing! when a few local men, John M. I . - m, V machinery for enforcing the old I Rice, Ike Bmgnam, Joe umgnam ThA rosnlt nf such enforce-1 nd others, took a lease on nve IB TV ' . . ment should be to reduce the bur-. acres . north of the Sunnyside, dens upon present tax payew. as and developed the property so it will undoubtedly get upon the quickly that it enaoiea mem to m,,rii nrnwrtv which has I mate the first turn-in from the tiirp.r home its share of the bur Baxter Springs camp, and earn den of ' taxation. No one" can' I for their lease the name of Dark nneation the iustness of the lawi Horse. Then came quickly tne which is. that all property, of many other developments, Isley, whatever kind or character with- Quivira, M. K. & T., Ward, H. out regard to ownership, shall jc. H.f Old Abe, 3F, Joanna, hpr it iust oortion of the ex Kramer-Morse, Umanav no do, attendant "uoon an econo-1 Sunburst McAllister, J. C. L., fc . a ' ' mieal administration of the at- Mason. Myrtle, MicawDer, wm fairs of government. : mon Law, Newlands, Ayers- .Qinan. Kastman. Lancaster ana esmmLUatrtmw Ufa mi I n n I Virfi:inia. I Th Mission and M. K. & T. .SWlh S'onhold the record for production to Tiie Bter state nana 01 naxicr op""-1 da te but many of tne later Ge- KanM,wlllbebel(tat the room of aWQalci oul w . tank, la Baxter Spriaoa. Kannan, on I velooments are fast CrOWCUng ueay. the MU. day January. for foremost immiooTiflCi . mi iu i q uuta u ki iv luv wv4 . the purpo of eleeUng Aw director, or I ... the Thecom- MldbanK. f . . . v T rrTWVTVRItAm. Caahlen line TrPAT has more in SlOrC IOI December 10, 1S0T. . v r m mm ' 1 AratFou Correct? - Not alone in dress and habits dove display our. taste. .and re finement, but just as muwu ov iu t. election of our stationery. Your LETTS represents toxt in yotir absence ... .'. TTr.-warc Tou feorescnted? Does your letter suggest carelessness and disrespect or is your person ality carried . into it with style and refinement? this camp than many of tne older ones, as the development staere has been passed, and now all of the above mentioned prop erties will be regular producers, Many of the properties now un w shaft develooment will be producers thiryear. '.The- large leasing companies, among which is the Baxter Roy alty Company, which leads in the number of mills on its lands, as well as being the largest lease holder in the camp, is encourag ing many new companies to en ter the field by adopting a lib eral policy toward its lessees and assisting them in every way pos sible to make a success of their complete in every detail.' Soliciting Morse is on this company's una , m ua m y v " m w ww your wants for any or everything in pu'iie i, T1'f0 our line, wc I' assure you good goodshys-jstsfs acre lease from tne liaxter roy alty company and is makings success under good management making such a success, is like wise on this company's land. I mother spent Christmas with Mrs. E. C Matthews of Joplin is I C. P. Hedges of Spring Grove. the next largest lease holder, I Frances Goodeagle and wife with the Mason and Mvrtle mills, I and little son weut to Baxter together with the new mill just I Spring Thursday. bein e completed bv the Virginia.! Pedd Shapp has a very sick which will be put into commis-1 little boy. sion soon. I One man in our country drove . F. Sweeney & Sons are also to Galena Monday and on return holders of large leases, and are I ing his wife asked him why he operating the McAllister mill I drank so much; his answer was and lease. I Galena has lots of booze. We E. C Gaines and R. O. Thorn-1 only have ten days more to drink . m ii. aJ rwi. . as Qwn tne lease on wmcn tneiit an in or it win oe wastea. iac Common Law and Micawberl judge at Columbus told the druf mills are operating. I man so. The extent of the camp has not I ; Saturday Chauncy Sumner and been definitely determined, as I Dock Gardner of Galena ! spent the drillincr has covered all that! with friends on the creek. mi Mwen Rartr SorinffV on I Tom Whalin of Western Kan-' north and the PeOria reservation! gas is visiting friends on Five line on the southland from &imMile and Tennessee Jfraine. creek on the west to the Missouri I Mr. Ha vans gave the younf state line on the east and yet the! folks a dance Saturday night mineralization is known to extendi Tne folks wno live on uoot over these boundries for some I eagle land gave a dance Chri4- distance, and when the present! mas eve. developing area is well taken up I Mrs Maude Card entertain; the spreading of the field wiu I her uncle and cousin from Chetof carry tne boundary lines to mucn i pa tne last ot tne wee ' greater distances. At the pres-l Mrs. Laura Howsour of Sweet ent time, this makes the known! Water, Tex., is visiting her parr area of the Baxter Springs dis-1 ents on Five Mile. trict ten miles north and south I Mrs. Turner and family spent by sixteen miles east and west I Sunday with relatives at Peegfp which is as large as all the ter-J Tuesday Mrs. G. Ewers and ritory covered by all the older! son and daughter visited with districts in Missouri and the Ga- lMrs. Walter Sullivan of Baxter. lena and Badger district. This no doubt will be news to many, but a look at the maps covering the above will soon convince the most skeptical. With ten years of progress in this camp it will outstrip all of the other districts combined. This looks big, but who can say it is not right or that this district cannot attain these -dimensions. The ore has been found in unlimited quanti ties and it is of a high quality and easily mined and milled. The ideal conditions which pre vail in this camp will attract the operators when they become known to them. The earnest effort of the roy alty companies to locate good Our Own Cough Syrup , will cure that cough. Our Own Cold Tablets will break up your; cold. . ' :- ' We have just completed our in yehtory and find that our. stock is at honest prices. How To Ran Tbem Oat, Bill White of the Emporia Ga zette, tells in the following how the Emporia merchants ran the v mail order houses out of town: The mail order house has 4iui iuia tiijr uiu icu iuc uauc to the local merchants. The de crease in the number of ship ments was first noted by the rail- . road men, who were at a loss to know the reason for it. The lo cal merchant had won the fight by quoting prices. The local merchant let farmers, who were -the best customers of the, mail or " der houses, know by advertising prices that they could get as good - or better goods at home for the same i in a most substantial wayabout tt. maji order business as production increases. AMT mAna Emporia, because his 'i business is one that has suffered r " A A M 1 . 9 same muucjr ur icaa iw-t substantial operating companies without tbe trouble and risk of in the camp is a most worthy wniing awtr from, home and and effective wav to add to the i I WliUUUk IUS UJUK V uloM district's value and increase the! The merchants showed the fax- 9 a' 11.! .11 A. . I . .... ' proaucuou in lais cxtcucai vui. imer that it would be to tneirotr The operators who hare been tual advantage to trade at home, fortunate enough to have gotten ud that Wa8 that waa n'eces in early, and have their proper- gary for the Kansas farmer is a tiesto theprcuang stage, wmjo-ett-g-inyiai reap the benefits now, of their J man wh0 iniOW9 M; much labors as the few years of earnest work has seen much improvement in our" the w and he there fc? mmm . a I camp, likewise an increase in tne to gtndy ft aystemof the t ' , a a. - i.:t. i ...... ..... vaiue oi iocix icascs, wmm vj emy to be able to cope wim i , a short time tfo were meadows".... rv,r cir mnnth or cornfields, but which are now the mau ordeT houses were shtp i .11. i in. , tit. a M . w . . . . . . a uouea wiu ikc nuw uu ut ping nundreas oi pacxagci w mine developments. -.1 Emporia by freight 'they are iMLIlCl opiiSK umuu.1 tuaj gnipping less tuta uvu "t well feel proud of progress made j $i REWARD l- during the past few years, when por evidence which wUicoar is she can point to the successes party or parties who hart , which have been made in the damaging tbe property of u' ahort time ihe has been' in the ter Telephone Com pa oy, by l 13 cL. . ... ... . v. lag rlaas Insulator or otl f producing list All of the oper-. b.w.eqw.? : ating' companies have done well ' : ; and the leasicgcocpacicsalirzys C. - a n rr -' ' " . ' ' ' . - m7 1: jTH I w The Joanna has mined from it iviorroTY-uarney Bnig mJw. The Joanna has mined from its o car?.