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: -J KU u: . J 10 CENTS A WEEK. NIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KAInSAS, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 17, 1894.' TWENTY-SECOND YEAK. I i must imit up. The Alton Kules That Its Em ployes Shall Not Drink, Whether On Duty or Off of Duty. HAKES A SENSATION. Conductors Who Paid No Atten : .f to the Order Lose Til r I laces Complaint from Some (Quarters. Bi.oi m I n iTux, 111 , Dec IT. The rigid en forcemeat t v the Chicago A; Alton management of the recently adopted regulations in reg ird to the use of intox icating liquor and gambling by employes j of that corporation is raising a good deal of contention amooR the servants of the company and i-i likely to prove far reaching in it- consequence. The rule, which appeared i-i the last issue of the company's time c't.rd. reads as follows: "The use of intoxicating drinks and f rei j uenti ug of ganbling places, or other places ot low resort has proven a most fruitful source of trouble to rail ways as well as to indivi iuals. Recog nizing this fact t lis company will exer cise tne most rig d scrutiny in reference to the ha: its of employes in this respect. "Hie Use of beer or any other intoxi cating li juor by any employes of this Dmuny while oa duty is strictly pro hibited and no err. ploye will be allowed to have such liquors in or about any sta tion, shop or yard, or other premises of this company at any time or under any circumstances. "Any conductor, trainman, engineer, fireman, switchmen or other employe v. ho is know n to use intoxicating liquors or frequent gambling places or other places of low resert on or off duty, will be promptly and permanently dismissed from the services of this company. "Heads of departments, subordinate officers and firemen are hereby in structed to see that this rule is strictly enforced at all til ies." At 11 rt the em loves were inclined to look up i i the rule as a bluff, but when in a week after tl eir publication half a dozen conductors were "let out" in a bunch with the nore notification that they had been seen in a saloon and their services were no longer required, the thing- began to look serious. The regulation has continued to be rigilly enforced, aud the employes i realise that then n a continual watch upon their raavemenU and habits in every p. ace whare they make head quarters. Several of the, ''Vest Side sajoons in the vicinity of the Alton shops have gone out of business 01 moved up town, and it is said that jy the end of the year a number of the saloons in Bloom in jt oa will bo forced to close i. p. The are in Blooming ton probably :',J) employes of the Alton road as i ermaneiit residents and transi ents, "loe liquor dealers, retail and wholesale, and many of the Alton em ployes declare the regulation is a blow at the j ersonat liberty of the citizen, holding that w hen railway men are not on duty their actions should be their own. when with n the bounds of order and proj riety. It is common til that the liquor deal ers throughout the country, including the great breweries, will unite upon a boycott of the Chicago and Alton unless the regulations are modified, aud will take every pound of their freight off the Alton and as much of their passenger traffic as possibl . The Alton people declare their firm purpose to abide bv their determination to not give employment to drinkers or gamble! and this who keep vile com pany. They de?lire that their duty to the public and to themselves demands do less. They have- given due and fair no tice of their pur Jose, and assert that they w.ll carry it out to the letter and with out mercv. SALT WATER. The Jtiver So low That the Ocenu lias "llai ke.l t p." Nfw Ohi.lajs, Dec. 17. There has been a three t lotiths' drought in this city, with an occasional sli. ht shower in all that time. The water in itie cisterns ia reduced to dregs. To drink it is to in vite ditease. 1 he water in the river, where it is attai lable, is no better, for it is brackish from the inroaos of the sea water brought up by the tides. The sea tides ar now ru ining up to Baton Rouge, and the I'ieayute is informed that red lish, which are strictly inhabitants of the sea, are ! f,- "" ' lit in the river within . , . 1 i c a v u 1 e the cc; ., t, ,it, l!iis'"( "a. serious situation. Xot only is f?o,. water on hand inferior in quality, but it i-i wholly deficient in quantity. Tu ere is scarcely enough water lit to drink, and less, in many parts of the city, for the purposes of washing and cooking. INOALLS' LECTl KE TOUR. He Hai I)tn Alnuisl '.n t i n uontly Lntit tartli 14 in Pennsylvania. Atcfi-ov, Kf p., Dec. 17. Ex-Senator John J. ingills left Atchison yesterdav for an extended lecturing tour through Pennsylvania. He lias engagements which will kee i him on the road almost constantly un'il March 14, which indi cates that he wis Very much in earnest when be said In was not now a candidate for re-electioa to the senate. It l?r ll-Ue Record Kciluoetl. rniiAHKi.cn a, Dec. 17. One record has already been broken ia the six days' bk-ycle race -vhich was begun at 2 o'clock this tno'niae at Industrial hall. Htarbuck started in "w ith the intention of loweri-ig the oC-miie indoor race record ni succeeded by about three minutes, going the di-taace ia 2 hours, liJ minutes kad 63 seconds. WALKED I II 031 TEXAS. A Kamily of Seven Tramp From Texas to Newark, X. ,J, Nkw Yokk, Dec 17. In police head quarters in Newark, N. J., are a family consisting of a fathar, mother and five children, who have tramped from Texas. The father's name i3 Charles Huberts. The wife is a prematurely aged woman and the children range ia age from 6 to 14 years. Ths eldest is a girl aud the four others boys. Roberts said he hal been a smsdl far mer near Browning, Texas, and when his crops failed last summer, for the fourth consecutive year, he became discouraged and determined to go ia search of a brother, Win. li. Rcberts. wluci he be lieved to be in Newark. With $Go, the result of the sale of their household goods, the fam.Iy started on its northward tramp. Mr. Rob erts says ha left Texas in the middle of September. They lived oa charity and slept in barns. At Henderson, ivy., they were all laid up with gripoe f ir a month. At the end of that time all their money was gone. Their longe.-t stretch of tramping without a ride of any kind was Xiso miles through Indiana and Ken tucky. They arrived in Ntvvark on Saturday morning and Roberts searched ttie city, but could lind no trace of hio brother. SOCIALISTS DISOKDEULY. They Interrupt Dr. ieherli n i;-. Who In troduces the A lit i-lie vol u tiomiry Hill, li kk LIN", Dec. 17. - -Dr. N ie uerling, the imperial secretary of justice, introduced the anti-revolutionary bill in the reich stag today. In so doing he said it was not intended to upset public opinion, nor was it a disguised auti-so( ia.ist law, but it was directed against excesses of a criminal nature and against the work o revolutionists who were seeking to un dermine the state. The secretary of justice then proceeded among socialist interruptions to reter to several inflammatory pampb lets which have recently appeared. The interruptions of the socialists were so frequent and of such a nature that the president of the rei 'hstag ilerr i von I.evetzow was compelled several times to c all them to order. Dr. Nieber ling then produced a revolutionary broad sheet which he asserted was in tended for circulation in the barracks of the soldiers. He added, "The aim of our opponents can only ba obtained ly overthrow ing all order and 1 trust the majority of the house will support the government agaiust this enemy which denies every thing sacred to the people." I Applause. Herr Singer then moved the a lj mru ment of the reichstae, expressing doubt as to whether a sutricient number of deputies were present to enable a vote to be taken. After roll call it was" found that Herr Singer's point was well taken and that there "was not a sufficient number pres ent. Consequently Herr Yo i Levetzjw, president of the reichstatr, adjourned the debate on the anti-revolu.ionary bill until January 8 WILL TRY ENGLAND. .snaijer 0:rrion Will Try H U Style of ItiUin Over There. Nkw York, Deo. 17. "snapper" Gar rison will never ride in this country again if be can carry out his present plans successfully. Garrison has made up his mind to sa 1 for Eiilaui in Feb ruary and remain there u ltd the next season is over. He has had no oilers from .English owners and does not appear to be particularly auxi j is to accept a stated salary. i Garrison is not so sure that his style of riding will do over there, but he means to have a wrestle with the English jock eys to ascertain, if nothing else, how Americans compara with tne Britishers in the saddle. cms iTx i l TTi i o"l d o n. lie Intends to Iteimiiii In Power in spite of Of. poiitioji. Home, Dec. 17. The political crisis continues to absorb puolic a'.'entio i. Kx Premier Giolitti has gone i uo the coun try, where he ia followed and watcaed by detectives. There is uo doubt that the news of the proroguing of parliament has created a bad impression turoughout Italy. It is interpreted as indicating that Premier Crispl intends ' to remain in power in ipite of the opposition. ONLY SOLDIEKS KILLED. Japan Siy Those M ordered pit Port Arthur Were C liiutrse Troop-i. Washington, Dec. 17. Tne Japanese legation today leceived another telegram from M. Mutsu, minister of foreign af fairs regarding the reported atrocities by the Japanese sol iiers at the fall of I'rt Arthur. The dispatch say s the govern ment is not yet in por session of the full facts in the case but has as-certaiued the following circumstances regarding the atlair: Many of the Chinese sol iiers, t oth at Port Arthur and those who came in from the outlying fortifications taken by the Japanese soldiers, discarded their uui forms and it is now know n to be certain lv the case that nearly a.11 these Chinese in plain clothes who were killed were soldiers in disguise. CIIO LEU A IN ISUAZIL. Ten IJeatlis in One Day in t lie State of ltto Ianeiro. Nkw York. Dec. 17. A morning pa per says a dispatch received here by the Brazilian minister to Argentina, tells of ten deaths from cholera in a single day in the state of Kio Jane.ro, and says that yellow fever is increasing in the capital. Will Itace on Tharsdty. Kansas City, Dec, 17. The Kyland T. Joe Palehen race which was postponed on Saturday on account of the rain has been reset for Thursday afternoon next. In addition to the programme prepared for Saturday there will be a nu nber of bicycle races between local wheelmen. Potal rvice Kxiiuioatiuna. Was n t n iton". Pec. 17. -The next reg ular examination for admission to the classified postal service v ia be held at all of the free delivery ef t -es on the tirst Saturday of June, with the exception of the fifty-three otlicea thbt were classified prior to Jan. 5, lSDi G0MPERSD0WI1ED. The Opposing" Element in the Federation of Labor Elect :,Ic Bride, the Head of the Mine Workers. TUXIXED UPSIDE DOWN. The Federation Revolutionized at Today's 3Ieetiiiiir. Headquarters Iimoved from New York to Indianapolis. Dexvkr, Dec. 17. The delegates to the convention of the American Federa tion of Labor were nearly all in their seats when the roll was called o lay. The lirst business was to determine the future location of the headquarters of the federation. On Saturday the cities of Indianapolis, Detroit, Washington, Brooklyn and Louisville had been placed in nomination. Indianapolis and Washington were the only contestants today. The vote resulted: Indianapolis, 1,'J'jJ; Washing ton, tv!t. A resolution to make Indianapolis the location for three years was amended to make it live years and referred to the committee on laws. The election of officers was then taken up. Gompers and John McBride, president of the L'nited Mine Workers were the only candidates for president. The vote resulted: McBride l,ltii; (lumpers ito7. There was no excitement regarding the election of president. It was evident at the start that the question had been set tled so far as the individual members were concerned. Mr. Gompers was nom inated by Air. EickhotT. Tne nomination was seconded by Messrs. Ben Daily and McCraith. McBride was nominated by Mr. Penna and seconded by Mr. Allen. The vote proceeded without incident, except that several delegates announced that they voted against Gompers by instructions from their various unions. W. K. Kdapetzky voted for McBride, but asked to be allowed to withdraA- his vote. He said he had been instructed to vote against Gompers, and could not conscientiously vote for McBride. Permission was granted. The result of tne vote was: McBride, l,lt2; Gompers, 0.17. Preridnt (rompers moved to make the vote unanimous for McBride, but objec tion was made. Mr. Gompers at once wrote and dis patched tne following message to Mr. McBride. who is ill at his home: ".Joliu McBride, Columbus, Ohio: "Congratulations on election as fresi dent of federation. None will be more loyal to aid a .d make vour administra tion successful. Samuki, Gom ji:ks." Air. Gompers, who is turned down by this convention, is a member of the cigar maker's uuiou and has held the position of president of the American Federation of Labor since lss2. From then until 1SS(3 there was no salary attached to the office. This year it was decided to make the office a permanent one and the salary was tixed at f 1.2.-0. This was raised to $ l.SJO in lS'.CJ. The lirst vice president of the federation was Richard Powers, elected in 1SSJ, the second was John Garrett, elected in 1881. The defeat of -Mr. Gompers seems to be due to a general desire for a change of administration. The mine workers, with votes, were for McBride for personal reasons; the radical social istic members felt that Gompers was very strontrly opposed to them and the president's own action (Turing this convention has done much to defeat him. He was ill when he came here and his rulings have been noticeably arbitrary and erratic. More than once he has lost his temper and occasionally he has reversed his own ruling-. The feeling generally is friendly to Gompers, but the election of McBride is regarded as a good choice. The action of Gompers in the A. Ii U. strike undoubtedly had an elTcct. . It was s aid by friends of the strikers that had Gompers supported Debs the strike would have been won. Others claim that in declining to order a general strike Gompers simply recotrnized the principle of perfect inde pendence of the atliiiiting unions. His uosition has been overwhelmingly en dorsed by this convention, so that it is not probable that it was a large factor in his aefeat for re-election. For first vice president Mrs. T. J. Mor gan of Chicago and Mr. McGwire of Phil adelphia were nominated. The vote was 1865 for McGuire and 22ly for Mrs. Mor gan. The election was male unanimous. For treasurer, John U. Lenaon, present incumbent was nominated. Pat McBryde nominated W. 1). Mahon of Detroit, but he declined on account of the proximity of his home to Canada. Mr. Leunon was elected by acclamation. 3Ir. Gompers took the tioor and an nounced bis satisfaction upon being re leased from the responsibility of the pres idency of the organization. He said ho I had been made an old man in his com parative youth by the burdens of the office, but he felt that he represented a princiide and would not lie down. He preferred to be mowed down. He regretted uo act of hi1? official career. He renewed his allegiance to the federation. If he had met defeat in the Chicago convention he would have gone out of the convention broken hearted. Now he felt differently. He read his telegram to McBride, saying: "I meant that and if any man or men shall try to drag down Jahn McBride or to strike at the he-art of the labor union throutrh John McBride, he w ill fiud me a harder tighter for him than I have been for myself." For the plp.ee of next meeting of the federation. New York and St. Louis were placed in nomination. The result was, New York l,o3o, St. Louis 033. THE KENDALL ESTATE. Claims of Creditors Occupy Time in the Probate Court. Claims against the estate of the late Charles F. Kendall, occupied most of the time of Judge Elliott in the probate court Saturday. From the best sources it ap pears that when Mr. Kendad died his creditors held claims agaiust him amount ing to $ IS, 000 or more, and he left an estate valued at $o0,0u0, which was more or less incumbered. This does not in clude a o,UKJ life insurance policy. John li. Mulvane, president of the Bank of Topeka, is the adnimistr htor of th3 estate. Among the larger claims against the estate are those of Mrs. Ken dall for 'y,'jU0, and of S. L Fuller of Grand Rapids, her former guardian, for $o..OOO, which they are attempting to have allowed. i hese claims are being opposed by the lawyers who represent the other creditors, among whom are J. G. Slonecker, Eugene Qmnton and Ben nett R. Wheeler. The larger claims against the estate are: Mary E. Kendall 8,2.T. .00 Samuel L. Fuller D.ooS.So Helen Kendall Arms (mother of the deceased; 1,707. So Bank of Topeka 73J.UO J. F. 1'hrapp tiiiO.00 Albert Watkius HOS.oo Robert Mood 1'7. 00 L. '. Wassoa Go. 00 And other minor claims amounting to about 50i) more. NEW FIUE HOUSES. l our W ill Soon He Added to the Fire Ie partment. The city council will soon instruct the fire marshal to buy four hor-es lor the use of the lire department. A long need ed ciiange will also be made in the ar rangements at station No. :J, where the ladder truck is kept. This apparatus is taken to every lire in the city, ami as it weighs more than a ton me horses are greatly overtaxed. They frequent ly return to the station bleed ing from the mouth from over exertion. The latest approved hitch for three horses will be substituted and an extra horse placed at the station. In other cities the ladder trucks are drawn by three horses. There is a horse now in use at station No. 1 which has done lilteen years and a half of service for the city. lie is 2-i years old and has only been used on the reserve force. His name is Rolia and he used to assist in hauling the chemical engine. Another old horse is "Stranger" who has been a servant of the city for eleven years and is 1U years old. When the new horses are secured these horses will be retired on the hon orable record they have made. The tire department has been iu need of more horses for some time but they were not bought or. account of the low condition of the c.ty treasury. T i I E CO L L "EGE S"w I N. The Payerweatlier Will Contest Xeciileil in Their ! avor. Nkw York. Dec. 17. Judge Truax to day decided the Daniel B. Fayer went her will contest, in favor of the live colleges which sued. The decision practically upsets tiie whole disposition of the estate, v.nich is worth about $i3,0JJ,u00. TO ISO 033. M0KILIS0N. A Scheme Amon; Illinois Dcnirtrrats to Nominaae iiiin I or President. Springfield, 111., Dec. 17. Secretary of rsta:e Diney, L."nit:d Slates Marshal Brinton, Jim Campbell, and one or two others are in St. Louis holding a secret caucus with Southern Illinois leading Democrats, ostensibly to reorganize the tdate central Democratic committee, looking toward Hinrichseu's election as chairman, but really, it is asserted, to further tho interests of Win. 11. Morrison for president iu lSlHi. The meeting will probably continue today. SEELY PLEADS (il ILTY. He Was Itemaiided I Util J-'riday, When Sentence Will he l'roiiouiiced. Nkw Yokk. Dec. 17. Samuel C. Seely, the former bookkeeper of the Siioe i: Leather bank, charged with aiding the late Frederick Baker in robbing the bank of .:i4.0Ui), was arraigned in tho United States circuit court today, plead ed guilty and was remanded until Friday for sentence. NO FAITH IN CONliHESS. St. I'aul I?usin!- Men Don't Waait it to iievise the ( urii'in-y. St. Paul, Die. 17. The chamber of commerce today adopted resolutions fav ering the creation ol a currency commis sion1 and that they be required to rejmrt to the president within a year the changes recommended by them in our system. The preamble deprecates revision of the currency by congress, such revision being likely to retard business by in ducing a period of uncertainty. IS'.ixt IMenr!t ot nil(j'. Minneapolis, Dec. 17. Clans A. Bliit, the seif confessed murderer of Catherine Ging. was arraigned in the district court this morning and in a weak voice plead ed not guilty. The state had rather ex pected a plea of guilty and asked Biixt if he understood what he was doing. He said he did and the plea was entered. Will foon Kilter Cripple- Crffk. Dknvkr, Dec. 17. The Midland Ter minal railroad, a feeder of the Colorado Midland, has been completed into Vic tor, 'where the principal mines in the Cripple Creek district are located, and within thirty days trains will be running to the city of Cripple Creek. Clovelani Siini Meveral Act. Washington, Doc. 17. The presi dent has approved the acta providing for the dedication of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga national park and to enable the secretary of the treasury to remit or mitigate tines, penalties or forfeitures: also the joint resolution to pay the offi cers and employes of the senate and house for the month of December on the 20th inst Swift A: Holliday are closing out their fine fans at cosL An opportunity to se cure a nice present at a low price. CURE FOJJPOITS. A StLouis Man Has a Mechanism to Foil Train Robbers. It is a Revolving1 Iron Turret for Express Cars. OX THE MONITOR PLAN Messenger Gets Into the Turret and Shoots Out. A Crank Propels It to Any riace on the Car. St. Lot is, Dec. 17. A member of the St. Louis police force has invented what he thinks will be a sure cure for the train robberies which have become epidemic of late. 1 he invention is a device to be placed on top of express cars whereby the messen ger, in case of robbery, can take refuge, and at the same time guard the car. He calls it the "Revolving automatic steel bandit and bullet proof car attachment." The domes are two iu number and are attached to each end of a steel beam which is centered op a pivot bearing on the c lit r of the car top. Both domes have ct-...s connecting with a cogged pitman, which extends to the center or stationary cog wheel, from which the propelling power is obtained. A man has ample room inside tho i dome to accurately use a sixteen-snot re i peatinir Winchester through pore holes i in the side. j It is designed that the express car will I receive a signal from the engineer by I whistle or electric bell in case of a sig nal to stop his train by bandits. I The messentrer will then enter the dome ! by means of the rope lad lcrs from tho j inside, which he pulls up, and have it ! propelled to the sidj of the car in readi ness when the train haa come to a stop. The man or men iu the domes have tho advan tage of seeing everything in motion on either side of the car. And if the engineer is held up by the bandits the man iu the dome can kill tho bandits aud free the engineer. Tho port holes in the domes can all be kept closed ex cept the one iu use. When ascending this forces the top of the dome to its full height where it ' latches itself ready for ac;ion. The slide door on the bottom of the dome wnero one enters closes tightly. With the crank the messenger propers himself to any position he desires. The time required to enter the dome from the car, ready for action is ten seconds. The domes are absolutely bomb shell, dynamite and lire proof. BE UN A Ell) KELLY ILL. i Stricken Down While ;t hurph Yester day, l!ut is Much Itetter Today. Rev. Bernard Kelly was taken serious ly ill yestciday morning while attending divine services at tho First M. 11 church. Mr. Kelly was iu his accustomed seat, and it was at the close of the service that those near him noticed that he did not rise, but seemed to be &ick. To Mr. J. P. Davis who went to him, Mr. Kelly said he was having one of his spells and felt dizzy and blind. Mr. Dav.a offered to get a carriage to tuke him home, when Mr. W. D. Dsbrow ten dered his services aud his carriage. Mr. Davis and Mr. Disbrow assisted Mr. Kelly to tho carriage and on the way to his home on West Eighth street, Mr. Kelly became unconscious. He was unconscious until evening, and for several hours during the afternoon his life was despaired of. He is better today, however, and the members of his family think he is out cf danger. Dr. S. G. Stewart, Mr. Kelly's physician, says his patient will soon be all richt if he takes proper care of himself, but that if he over-exerts himself hemorrhage of the brain is likely to result. Mr. Kelly thinks tie had a slight hemorrhage yes terday but his physician thinks not. Mr. Kelly has not been entirely well since his long spell of sickuess two years ago anil during tho last week was con lined to ttie house most of the time with a severe cold, lie was put to an unusual strain to till all of his engagements during the cam paign, and he thinks his present sick ness is an indirect result of the heavy mental exertion of the Campaign. LOCAL MENTION. The Washburn college football team has had its photograph taken. W. E. True of the Cigarmakera' union has been elected as a delegate to the con vention of tho Federation of Trades, i which meets in Topeka New Year's day. j The Santa Fe law department has a i big damage suit on its hands on account of the prosecution of the ebb boys and Fred Tucker in the famous Barclay wreck case. Petitions claiming damages against the A., T. & S. F. Railroad com pany have been liled in the district court of Osage county, tho Webb boys and Fred Tucker being the plaintiffs. Special Policeman Joe Housh, watch man for the Resing coal compauv, cap- I tured a colored coal thief at one of the company's cars in the yards the other night. The two men tussled about for a long time, but the officer managed to drag him to a telephone where he called the patrol wagon. The thief was lined ?5 in police court. Inspector IVill Irobal!y Itccover. Council Blvffs, Ia., Dec. 17. C. A. Cromwell, of Minneapolis, and F. N. Hayden. of Chicago, the Fidelity agents who were shot yesterday by Bank Clerk Huntington, who then committed suicide, are no worse today, and will probably re cover. The inquest will bo held late this afternoon. The whole matter is beiair carefully investigated by tho police. CONDEMN JUDGE WOODS. The Central Labor I'nlon of New Vo-k Adopts JteMol utlous. Nkw York, Dac, 17. i he conviction of Eugene V. Deb and his sentence to sis months in jail for contempt of court were discussed by the Central Labor union last night. Several delegates nia.lo speeches denouncing J u ige Woods who had sentenced him, and i committee v;s appointed to draft resolutions su.stai:i;;ig Debs, denouncing his conviction ari l de claring that all organized labor would stand by him. Delegate Archibald made a speech in praise of John Burns, itio English labor aifitator aud proposed a banquet be given him at which he could tell of his experi ence in this country and inform the poli ticians as to how ttie county council and public works of Loudon were conducted. 1( nouureil J n Chicago. Chicago, Dec. 17. At a meeting of the Trades and Labor assembly of Chi cago last nig'ht the- sentence passed upon iKibs and his associates by J udgn W oods was roundly denounced by 1 1 t speaker. Resolutions deprecating the proposed increase iu the Mandiug army were adopted Such au increu.se is con sidered ";i menace to ttie interests of pro gressive individual liberty in the inter ests of tho plutocratic millionaire classes." EVEN CHILD it EN U A M llh E. itev. Mr. I honias I .ip-ron Ilin i K us of the 1 1 iiit'h." Rev. J. 15. Thomas' pastor of tho First Baptist church read a payer on "Tho Signs of the Times"' before the meeting of the Topeka Ministerial union this morning at the V. M. C. A. rooms. In his paper ho said: A gambling spirit possesses the age. Our children imbii.u ihis in tho chance thrown in with the bunch of chewing gum or the stick of candy. Our Christian mothers, wives and sisters un consciously encourage this lrightful spirit iu accepting a ticket on ;i hewing machine or a cook etove. Our Christum merchants become a party to l!.e saioo crime when they sell a poor or woi t n .es t article under the faiso uiiuremeuts of a gift of glass or china ware. Mr. i human decided that the signs of the times point to a spiritual unity u-.n ng the churches rather tnau to organic union. He said one of the greate st. out growths of the churches of the pie-.cnt age is the Civic Federation, which is helpiug to make the world better. In speakitig of the so-called liherrd isin Mr. Thomas sail the churches with the most liberal creeds havo the most pews to rent. TODAY' N M All IET llEI'OilT. l-"urniihed oythe AHHoeiateil Prc-H to l :i Mute Journal. Chicago, Dei 17,. Wh at here today at 4 lor May, Ma Saturday'o close, ai.d 011 Itgni. i.h. aud buying by cumin is 4iou ii '..,, vanced to .":). Later tic market .-,.,1 to 55 y"j. Norinv.-es.orii i ece . r," lighter 1:11.11 last year, but lucre w . increase on passage of one un-l a iii millions. Cab.es were ..ir.iiy. Corn was easier on t he tin-. wea Slav onened a cini In nfi' at V".,. . to 4-.'. and on outside buvinc ord'-r Led to 5o'a. Later the in.u'.v to 5a Oats were dull. .May opened a n'siud. lower at Ii85'a iln l decline 1 lo hJ 'a. Provisions wero lirm on less hog re ceipts than expected. Mav porK opened i';c higher at fly and receded to 1 i.'. :. 0. Mav lard s'.ait.-d ." higher at '7. 15 and d.-clmed to 7.1 Estimates for tomorrow Wheat I',) cars; corn 1G0 cars; oats 175 cars; hogs 28,000 head. Flaxskeo Caih ?l.45'; Dec. $1.45; Mav .fl.45. Timothy Car.h at 5. 51. Baki.ky Choice 55: medium 52; com mon 'lHoO. Whkat Cash and Dec. 5: May, rS,Vf .,; Jlv, 'a Oi.1 ;..-.. CoKN Casii and Dec. 47c; May, 40 1 'Bc: J one 1 1 4o:':;c. Mc; an. July Jan. M ay Oats Cash and Dec 2'J ;nc; May, Hi!' .c b'nl. Pokk Dec. aud Jan, $12. 2 it. 1.AKU-Dec. $C.S2t; 6.00; .May, $7.12'. Riiis Dec. and Jan. $0.15. $ 11.S7 .; Jan. $). H7': May, IlonB Receipts today, .J7,00 l; official receipts Saturday 2o,0il: Hiiipm'MiM 4,200; left over about 7,000. Ouai.ty not good, poorest of tho season. ..l.irki-t active and firm at 10 cents advance. Sales ranged at $4 OoV't 1. 15 for !.,' .t ; $4.10-l.o0 for rough packing, 1 1 4.00 for mixed, S.:i5fr .1.75 for he y packing and shipping lots, ;:nd tj -2. . s 4. l- 1 or pigs. CaTTLK Receipt in moderate demand, chan Lred. Shkki- Receipts, reasonably active and lirm. Common irrad'M KV'OO; steady marmot and u:i- 17,000. Market on goo'l giaics are weak. KnJis ".i ity 'larft, Kansas City, Dec. 17. Cattle Re ceipts, 4,H.iO; shipments, j,.jO'. ket firm to higher for n;: Texaris weak. 'lex as steers 4-;.50; Texas cows $AT,r,i2.-i.) steers, Y.oO'Ho.oO; native cows. $ ! : .-. r- i Ve. ;"2 5o beef OO-'', a. 00; stockers au 1 feeders $ 2. 1 " j, 7 . bulls $1.9lK'5i:.75. Hows Receipts, 4,200; shipment 4 On. Market to 10?. 1 o cents hrh r; closed weak. Bulk of sal's $4.2u.7, 4.40; heavies, ;? 4 30 1. 50; p ick ers, $ 1.20!', v, 4.50; mixed. ;t.l0',.4 10; ligiits. -..;. 55 ', 4.0. "5; yorKcrs, $:;.'J, 1.05; pi its. $2.256.:.fJ . Shkef Receipts, 1,000; shi pinen t s, o,00o. Market steady and ucha-; c -d. Wheat Firm; No. 2 bar i. : j ;.5 L-; No. 2 red, 51c; rejected, 40 .;47. Sales by sample f. . b.. M.: ':- -dptd river: No. 2 hard 5-fiiic; No. 2 re 1. 5 -Sc. Cokn Weak and '..c lower: ; 4 1 1 mixed 4J . 41; No. w ii i t e 4 2' Oats Muaiv, No. 2 mixed No. 2 white. :j:je. Rtk Firm. No. 2 nominally -E-c. Flax Skkd Dull at $ 1.0 1 ) .. Bkan Firm at OiitO 'e. Hay . eak. Timothy, $S.0'.10.51; prairie. $7.50 S 75. Butteh -Extremely dull. Creamery 16G21c; dairy, 15V,; 15c. Lugs Weak; smelly fresh at lite.