The following items were taken from the June 22 through 28, 1913, Examiner.

The following items were taken from the June 22 through 28, 1913, Examiner.

Here is the recipe for the famous Jeff Davis Pie, which is kindly furnished us by Mrs. C.R. Hudspeth of Buckner. Take 3 eggs (reserve the whites of 2 for meringue), one fourth cup of butter, one and one half cups of sugar, 1 cup of milk, and 1 tablespoon of flour. Beat eggs, sugar, and butter until light, then add milk and flour, and flavor with vanilla. Line a deep dish with crust, pour the mixture in, stirring well, and bake in a slow oven for 30 minutes. Several laws enacted by the recent session of legislature became operative at midnight June 22. One of these gives to cities the class of Independence the right to adopt the Commission Form of Government if they choose. Another does away with free lunches in the saloons. One increases the pay of jurors, now $2 per day, to $3. One increases the age limits of pupils in Kansas City, now 6 to 21, to 5 to 24. Another provides a state pension for such indigent ex-Confederates as care to apply for it. For seventy-seven years Mrs. Esmerelda Luttrell has lived in Jackson County, more than 50 years of that time has been spent on the farm, where she now resides, south of this city. She will be 82 years old. “Yes, I came to this place before the war,” she said, “and it has been my home since. I have seen remarkable changes take place. I tell you, the people of today are not like they used to be in the early days. To us old-timers they seem selfish and stingy. While we never thought anything about pitching in and helping our neighbors through a busy season, how is it today. You want to know how much a day you’re going to get before you agree to help. I still believe in the old fashioned way of doing.” Shall Independence continue as it always has been heretofore, a showless town on Sunday, or shall it follow the lead of Kansas City and permit theatres and moving picture shows to run on the Sabbath Day? The city council decided that the members would spend the ensuing week in learning the views of their constituents on this question.


- Jillayne Ritchie