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STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 6, 1896.
3 S Know All Men .THAT YOU CAN BUY 4 s For Purity and , Strength QYPSY I QUEEN I W WW fcr b I s $ Is Guaranteed to ba Equal to () Any in the Market. The Topeka Printing Co., Printers and Engravers EnJ.r&ir'ir.g Process . Designs of Every Description Fur nished on Short Notice WE CAN PLEASE YOU Kell "Phone 39. lis East Seventh St. Great Western Steam Dye And Ctayrag ffks. 121 E. 7th St FOR THE NEXT 30 BAYS Beginning Jan. I, we will give 20 a mm n . per cent on on an C .2 . ErOCLIgSr work brought in. C. F. MENNiNGER, M. D, Homeopathic Physician. 727 fCantaa Asg. Bcin 'Fhotita 19. 425 Crten--d Aug. Both 'Phones 36- Wertsrn, Jflascuiine and Qrltrv." Hcrrper s IVVicy. S1.20 a Year.. You Will Like It. At liews-ftands XO Cts. "tt.'-.'CLAUDE KINS'- . .--j. Sample copy sent on receipt of eight 2 ct. stamps 'fcports AueidV 3oS Dearborn St.. Chicrjro. Pictures of Sports With Rod and Gun Bedroduced to 12 colors from originals palnt4 expressly for the purpose. They are throe water-colors; Jacksnlpe ComiDjr la: Bass Fish Ins at Btocfc Island; Quail sr.ooting; and on 1. Vigilant aud Valkyrie Yacht Ha:- All are art'stic, beautiful aud rl,;h In effect. For frames Ms!9 in. Price of set. is, postpaid. jS "FOREST AND sTRIAK" PREMITJH. We will send the sporcman's favorite journal, "Forest ana scream." ona year - price S4) and th set of four ptriures use value I for S3. Or, "Forest and stream ' urnos. and choice of two of the pictures for 13. This is a rare offer Bend 10 cents for si-eoimen copv of "Forest and Stream." circular and catalogue of the bast bosks on outsida sport. FOREST A5 STREAM PUB. CO., P. O. Box, 3833, New YorK City. Broken edge collars repaired by Peer less Steam Laundry. 112 and 114 W. 8th. Smooth as silk is the way our collars feel now. Peerless Steam Laundry. 112 and 114 W. 8th. fiubscribefor the Daily State Jocks ax. mm- l Tinware? S CHEAP 3 BSHELDEN'S J 702 Kansas Av, i t I 1 ?! iWe I 1 ! Print Any 1 ! thing $ : 1 WILL TOUR KING. Thos.Emerson Proposes'to Shove the Bisr Wrestler. Will Provide a Trainer and Pay All Expenses. A HANDSOME GIFT. The Trophy Presented the West Side Gnn Club By Fred L. Palmer is a Mag nificent Emblem. Jack King is considering a proposition to devote himself exclusively to wrest ling. Tuomai Emerson of Eskridge has offered to nroviie a trainer for him. Day all expenses and tour Kansas, Missouri, I Texas, Colorado and the west, meeting J all comers. If everything is propitious ; and the wrestler gets into first-class con- ditiou and is successful ia the west, he J will be taken east. ' Eaiersoa is part Indian, and about the middle of this mouth will receive about (14,0X) from the government on that ac- j count. Congressman Charles Curtis se j cured the grant for him. Ha is anxious I to become established among sporting men. "This is the best thing I ever had ! offered me," said King today. "I never i have been able to hire a trainer or devote myself exclusively to developing what powers I may have. I am to begin the : first of next mouth and the contract is to i remain in effect a year. If I cannot i come up in that time I might as well ! quit." i Emerson agrees by the contract to I back him against all comers. King's next match will be with T. H. ; Wood, formerly of Texas, and will oc cur at Hamilton hail Thursday night. FRED PilMiE'S 1IANDSOHE GIFT. I The Cup He Presented to the Topik. Shooters Has Arrived. The silver trophy pra3antod to the West Side Gun club by Fred L. Palmer, the John Watson of Topeka, has arrived and surpasses in elegance of workmanship and design all expectations. it is of solid silver and stands between twel ve and fourteen inches high. The base is handsomely frosted as are the two hammerless guns which furnish the I ornamentation of one side of the cup. i On the opposite side is a delicately en gravad laudscape and on the top of the i cover appears a rabbit, which serves as a handie to the lid. 1 he cup is tha first one eve r donated exclusively to Topeka trap shots, and is greatiy superior to the one given by Shooting and Fishing for the team cham pionship of the state, which was won from Topeka last winter by tae Leaven ; worth club. Mr. Palmer thinks some of having the rabbit removed from the cover and a pigeon put in its place, as the trophy ia to represent the live bird championship of the city. There will doubtless be a lively scram : ble 'or the cup and the shooter who suc : cead3 in winning it three times in sue : cession and becomes the absolute owner, I will be looked upon as very fortunate by , the other club members if they do not concede that ha is the real chain pion of topeka, Jevne Schaefer Hatch Arranged, Chicago, Jaa. 6. Will Mussey has posted $50 on behalf of Lloyd Jevne and the latter' 3 three-cushion carom biiiard match with Charley Schaefer is now a certainty. Two games of fifty points each will be played Jan. 12 and 14 for - 'j a side each. Should each man win a game, a third will be played fur the entire stako. Fast Bonn to Winter at Wichita. Wichita, Kan. Jan. 6. J. S. Morris will winter in this city and train on tha fair grounds tract: his siring of six horses, which is headed by Graceful George 2.o7. F.ut Tim oa an I Bicycle. Dixon, ILL, Jan. 6. John D. Parsons, of the Dixon Cycle club, made a quarter mile on the ice here on an ice bicycle in the remarkable time of 19 3-5 secouds. ALL SOiiTS OF SPORT. Th"re are 60 different styles of cycle records, as tabulated by Chairman Gideon. A St. Bernard was sold for $2,330 at the Birmingham (England) dog show. This is said to be the highest price ever paid for a St. Bernard at auction. The Grand Natronnl Curling club is busy at work arranging the season's events. The most important match of the season will be for the Gordon medal. Grabowski is the suggestive name of the man who made the most money on the Russian turf this year. Ho has the best racing stable in the country and cleared $60,000. Princess Olga of Russia, Prince Nicho las of Greece, Princess Xenia of Russia, Pricco George cf Greece, Princess Victoria of Wales, Prince Andreas of Greece, Prin cess Maud of Wales and Prince Waldemax of Denmark all ride bicycles. It is rumored that Slavin has been tak ing excellent care cf himself during the pat year and is now in fine condition. If Slavin can evr regain the form he wns in before vlitch.ll undertook to manage him, he will be a hard man to beat. TOLD HIS FORTUNE. Rut the Polios Chan 7, 'd it Soma what, and Stump Is In Jail. The few spectators ia police court this morning almost had a fit when the name of "A A. Robinson" was called, bnt they recovered when the gentleman who ap peared was one of color. His case was similar to that of "Stump" McMichael, who stutters. With the kinks taken out of it Stump's story was that Robinson, whose middle initial had to be corrected to L, had c-tlled at his hov.se. at Fifteenth and Quincy streets, yesterday afternoon and stump had "Jes' retch up and tuk down a pack o' kyardn," with which he pro ceeded to tell Robinson' fortune. He did not tell the misfortune that would happen immediately when the police came in. 1 heir casea will bs beard this after noon, ' TLANED OFF THE WATJSK. Rebellions Tramp In the City Jail Will Sue For 100,000 Damages. Contrary to their sworn word given Saturday afternoon the five rebel lious tramps in the city prison refused to go to work this morning. And that isn't all, they turned off the water. The key to the water supply of the po lice station is in the tramp cell down stairs, and they found it this morning just before Air. Disbjow got ready to lave his hands. Mr, Disbrow was angry but it didn't do any good, the tramps were obstinate. After half-an-bonr of this sort of thing Chief Wilkersou went down stairs and opening the door said in that quiet way of his: "Boys, if you don't turn that water on I'll have to take you over to tho county jail, handcuff you, put you in the dung eon and turn on the steam." "Why," said the boys, 'is the witer turned off?" and they immediately turned it on again. One of them admitted that they be longed to a labor organization known as the "Brotherhood of Lilies," who toil not neither do they spin, and thay could not sacrifice their good standing in the order by performing manual labor. They were arrested for vagrancy last week, and were fined $5 each. Their time was up at 9 o'clock this morning, but as they have not worked any they may be held until they da They are very indignant at this, and one of them says he won't stand it; that if he is kept in there another day he will begin suit for $100,000 damages. He had toe suit dated to begin at 9 o'clock this morning, -but it seems to have been can celed, JO HN BULL AG A I N . Report That Great Iiritaln Seeks Control of the Nicdragaaa Canal. New York, Jan. 6. A special to a local paper trom Washington says: A more important issue than that over the Venezuelan boundary may be raised be tween the United States and Great Britain if reports from Nicaragua shall be confirmed by later developments. The substance of these reports is that British interests are reaching out for the control of the Nicaraguau canal and that the government is being urged to annul the charter to the existing corporation. If the efforts of British capitalists to secure the annulment of the American charter seem likely to produce tangible results, representations of a serious na ture are likely to be made the state de partment of governments of Nicaragua and Great Britain against extension of the British infiulence iu the construction of the canal. Nicaragua is now without a diplo matic representative in the United States, I but full reports of events in that country are coming to the state department 1 through American consular officers and already sre exciting the anxiety of the Maratime Canal company. 110HS ERA DISH LICENSE. Several Tcpeka People Are starving; Be cause of It, Mrs. Thorpo S;iys. Police Matron Thorpe says that the city license business is costing the city money in a few cases that she knows of. Iu Topeka are at least twelve families that are supported almost wholly from the sale of horseradish. Within the last few days the ukase has gone forth that they must pay a license or stop selling. None of these people can raise ; the $0, consequently they had to stop selling and are now dependent on i charity. Mrs. Thorpe thmk3 the ban should be raised on horseradish at least. BOUND FOR SOUTHLAND. Harvey County Fiimilies Leave for Louisiana, Where They Will Form a Coloay . Newton, Kan., Jan. 6. A colony of j about twenty Harvey county people left j yesterday afternoon for their home in Louisiana. They will grow rica and ! cane and will build up a colony of con- genial people in a strange land, if suca a thing is possible. Among those that went to the new location yesterday were J. W. Watson and family, F. M. Chit wood and family, and I. J. Cook and family. Others will follow this week. The Frst of trie Tear is a good time to start a savings fund. The Shawnee Building & Loan associa tion open new soriee of shares this month. Room 16 Columbian building. SPITE OF HIS SCREAMS. Abner ISrown Says Ke Was Married That Way and Will Jfot Support Mis Wire. In Justice Guy's court Abner Brown, a Silver Lake young man, was fined $1 and costs for refusing to support his bride of a month. The costs were $73. Mrs. Brown, who was formerly Rhoda Kennedy, is a bright sort of a young woman, and the several Silver Lake peo ple who were witnesses, say she is a good girl. Brown, however, says she forced him to marry her. Crashed Into a Tnneral Proeession. Chicago, Jan. 8. A Chicago, Mil waukee ifc St. Psuf passenger train crashed into a funeral procession at Paulina street today, badly injuring five persons. SI. OO Per South Will carry one share in the SDawnee Building & Loan association which in 10 years will amount to $200. New series this month. Room 16 Columbian building. Notice. I have employed Win. Lietzow as meat cutter at my market and he would be glad to have all his friends to come and see him on West Sixth street, two blocks from Kansas ave. G. P. Beach. Topeka Lodge No. 3, National Reserve association, will meet at Lincoln post hail, Etst Sixth street, Tuesday evening. Jan. 7th. Installation of officers. Ad members are urged to be present. I. A Stracss, Secretary. Wrestling between Jack King and T. H. Woods of Texas, at Hamilton hail, Thursday evening, January 9. Try U3 on collars. We can make them look like new. Peerless Steam Laundry, 112 and 114 W. 8th. Smooth as silk is the way our collars feel now. Peeries3 Steam Laundry, 112 and 114 W. Sth Goodwin Coal to 602 KanSKS avenue. Give us a trial Peerless Steam Laundry. KILLING A BIRD. How the Act Affected a Boy with a Toy Gun. A 10-year-old boy of Newtonville was given a toy gun by his father, who laughingly promised him $1 for every crow he would shoot, says the Youth's Companion. Highly elated with his gun and san guine of earning a small fortune by shooting crows, the young sportsman spent the great part of two days in a field watching for the birds. Not a crow came near him, greatly to his disappointment, and he reported his ill success to his father, who said, to comfort him: "Well, never mind the crows. I'll give you half a dollar for any kind of a bird you can shoot." Early the next morning the boy, gun in hand, took up his position in the back yard to watch for sparrows. A half dozen or more unwary birds soon appeared to pick up the crumbs that he had thrown out to lure them within reach of a shot. At a movement on his part the sparrows rose and the boy fired. One of the birds was hit and fell to the ground, where it lay for a minute fluttering its wings, and then became motionless. The boy went forward, picked it up and looked at it. The poor little head hung limp the shot had broken the sparrow's neck. For a mo ment the boy stood contemplating the dead creature in his hand; then he turned and fled to the house. "Oh, I've killed it! I've killed it, mamma.'" he cried, in a shocked tone. "It can't fly any more!" and all that day his lament was, "Oh, I wish I hadn't done it! I wish I hadn't done it!" His father, who had not supposed the boy in any danger of hkting a bird, tried to solace him with the half-dollar and suggestions of what might be bought with it. "No, papa," was his sorrowful an swer. "I don't want it. I wish it could make the sparrow alive again. I never thought it would be like that to kill a bird!" "And," said his father, in concluding the story. "I was mere pleased at: the tender feeling my boy displayed than I should have been had he become the best shot in the state." Before Austerlits. The evening and night were not ones of repose for Napoleon nicely poised combinations need careful watching. For a time the uneasy but confident Emperor passed from watch-fire to watch-fire, encouraging and observing his own men. With noisy enthusiasm they besought him not to expose his life on the morrow, and promised to bring him a suitable bouquet for the an niversary of his coronation. For a time the whole camp was illuminated with extemporized torches of hay. But, though excited, the troops, as well as their general, were confident; they un derstood his casually uttered but care fully considered words, which passed from mouth to mouth: "While they are marching to surround my right, they will offer me their fiank." For a time, also, he rode in the darkness to reconnoitre the enemy's position, and being convinced that no movement was to be made before morning, he returned to his tent about three and slept until dawn. He has been charged with having for the first time shown cowardice at Aus terlitz. This is because in a proclama tion he promised not to risk his life, as his men had requested, but only in case they did their duty, and kept hie word because they kept theirs. Bona parte, the division general, and even Bonaparte, the First Consul, had led his soldiers where danger was greatest, but Napoleon the Emperor, having won his stake, had no need to take such risks: having more to lose, he now for the first time used the ordinary cau tion of a man whose life is worth that of many common men. It was only what every great royal and imperial general is accustomed to do. ("Life of Napoleon," by Prof. W. M. Sloane, in the Century). , (sirla Fined for a Kiss. A New York city dispatch says that, one night not long ago Cosias Drescler was out late. He decided to go home without an escort. He is good looking and well dressed, but so modest in his deportment that he thought if he walked quickly he would be safe from molestation. At Allen and Rivington streets stood four pretty girls. Wrap ping his coat around him he tried to hurry past without being noticed. "Ah, there!" said one of the girls. Drescler screamed and ran. The girls gave chase and surrounded him. "Ain't he pretty?" said one. Then two of them deliberately kissed him. He struggled and fought, but could not escape, and his silk hat was smashed. The unfortunate man yelled and a heartless police officer arrested the four beauties. "They're what's called the new wom en," explained the officer to the judge, the next morning. "They stand on the corner and insult respectable men. We've had many complaints from mothers." "What do you want me to do?" asked the magistrate, addressing the plaintiff. "Do you wish me to hold these prison ers to await the result of your inju ries?" Everyone roared with laughter. "No," said Drescler, "what I'm after is protection. Just because I'm good looking I'm annoyed continually by pretty girls. I want an example made of these persons." "It is certainly a fine state of affairs s-hen a respectable young man cannot v.-alk the streets of New York without being publicly kisssd by a girl," said the court. "To anyone who has sons of his own," he added, "this case par ticularly appeals." The girls denied their guilt with great emphasis. The court believed the Dlaintiff and fined each of them $2. WONTJALK. Senatorial Leaders Have Very Little to Sav About the Call for Bonds Issued Last Night. IT IS TOO MUCH. Senator Teller Thinks the Amount is Too Large. Private Subscriptions May Not Be Enousrh. Washington, Jan. 6. Senators did not seem disposed to talk abont the bond call issued by Secretary Carlisle. Dem ocratic senators generally were non committal Senators Harri3 and Vest, both members of the finance committee, said they had not read the call and had nothing to say. Senator Gorman said that the call was all right; and was the same as the first two bond issues by this administra tion. There were not many Republican senators about the capitol. Most of them were reticent as to the call. Sena tor Morrill, chairman of the finance committee said that there was nothing to say about the call, that it spoke for it self. Senator Teller says he was gratified that they had decided upon a popular loan, and he had no doubt the people would respond in a way to justify th9 course decided upon. Mr. Teller did not believe that the en tire sum of $iOO,000,OLHJ would be neces sary. For himself he did not consider that any bonds were demanded, and ha thought that even from the president's view a smaller sum than $100,000,000 would be sufficient. The call was an entire surprise to the house, for it had not been expected to appear before the mid dle of the week nor had its term3 been anticipated. The plan is generally ap proved by members of both parties who believe there is a necessity for bonds and those who are opposed to bond issues al together, think that the call for bids is much better than the arrangement with the New York syndicate which was gen erally expected. There was some dissatisfaction express ed because the president had not seen tit to wait until the senate acted on the house revenue bill, although there is no expectation that the bond bill will pass the senate. Among the Demo cratic enemies of bonds, talk was heard cf a resolution declaring the sentiment of the house to be against their issuance, but this was considered impracticable .13 weU as exceedingly unlikely Jo pass. Mr. Cannon, chairman of the appropriations committee said of the call: "As I under stand it the proposed syndicate arrange ments substantially looked toward plac ing the bonds in the United States. If these bonds were now ready for delivery and the country understood that they could be had for 110 or 112 which is be low tha market price for similar bonds, I have no doubt the banks would take them to increase their circulation, using the gold in their vaults to make pay ments. I hope they will do so, as the bonds run fcr thirty years, and can no doubt be bought on a three per cent basis and would yield a small profit to the banks for circulation on that basis. The announcement that the secretary of the treasury had asked for bids for a bond issue of $100,000,000 was something of a surprise to the subordinate officials of the treasury department, as no intima tion of his purpose had been given to any one- It is quite probable that no one here outside of the president and probably Secretary Olney knew of Secre tary Carlisle's intention. Indeed, it is believed the conclusion was not reached until late yesterday afternoon. The new bonds will not dif fer in any respect from those issued to the syndicate, and such as ar needed after the supply now on hand has been exhausted, will be printed from the old plates. Persons well qualified to judge of the result of the issue do not look for large subscriptions from private individuals, and the opinion is expressed that the syndicate's bid for the entire issue will bo accepted. It is re called that private subscriptions to the first loan of $50,000,000 amounted to only about $745,0j0, and to the iast loan to but a tittle more, and as the bid submitted by the syndicate contained the con dition that they be awarded the entire amounf, or none, left lhe gov ernment little option iu the matter. The last issue resulted in the payment into the treasury of $85,116,244 in gold for which the government issued 4 per cent 30 year bonds to the amount of $6a, 315,400. The premium reahzed by the government therefore was $2,8J0,S44, or .04494 per cent, the investor realizing a rate of interest of about .0375 per cent. The market price of these bonds is now about $114. CO"GKESS31Siri'd VIEWS. HoreOr Less Unfuvor;thle Criticism of the Boud Issue. Washington, Jan. 6. Mr. Walker, of Massachusetts, chairman of the banking and currency committee said: "When the president has a chance to issue ten year bonds and issues thirty year bends, ha does ar. act that will be universally condemned in the near future, if not to day. The people will demand that these bonds will be paid even at a considerable premium before ten years and probably within live, aud will execrate the men who have bound them hand and foot for thirty years." Mr. Hepburn (Rap.. Ia.) this call places Senator Hill in a rather queer light after his assertions that nothing of the sort was contemplated. It looks as though his defense of the administration was unauthorized. Mr. Diugley, chairman of the ways and means committee, declined to be quoted. The general opinion of the Republicans saems to be, however, an approval of the determination of the president to oiler the bonds to the people, but regret was expressed that an invitation was not exteuded to the public to take the bonds at once. A general fear was expressed that the d-i:ay if a month before the result of the offer could be aacer- Good Goods FRESH MEATS EFOR 6 lbs Lima Beans 25c 7 lbs Native Lima Beans . . . 25c ! 9 lbs Navy Beans 25c 1 lb Rice 5c j 15 lbs Ctacked Hominy 25c ! 12 lbs Oat Flake 25c ! 1 pkg Oat Flake oc j 1 can Peas, corn or Pumpkin 5c 4 lbs Cal. Evap. Peaches . 25c ; 1 lb Good Raisins 5c i 1 lb Bakiug Powder 10c j 1 lb Lard Compound good, 5c j 1 lb Lard Compound poor, 3c 1 Dry Salt Pork, per )b Be Breakfast Bacon, per lb 9c) Good Mince Meat, per lb 5c Home-made Mince Meat, extra per lb 10c J 2 sacks Corn Meal :5c All High Pat. Flour, per sack 90c 1 Shawnee Fancy, Hackney pat. and similar grades, a sack. . 81c Pop Corn, per lb 2c I 1 25-oz can K. C. Bak, Powder, 15c j Only Grocery and Meat Market on sonthsideof titia between - the Avenue antl Quincy. tained might have a depressing effect on business and might imperil the gold re serve too much. Mr. Pattison (Dem. Tenn.): 'T thor oughly approve of the circu lar. I thick it will be popu lar and successful. I am glad the clause is inserted that gives the public an opportunity to bid under the provisions of the house bill in case it passes the senute. The determination to let the public bii lor the loan places the admin istration in the best possible attitude." TODAY'S MARKET REPORT. FuruUhed by tha Associated Prass to tha State Joarosl Chicago, Jan. 6. Wheat opened low er today, the government crop figures and larger northwest receipts having a bearish influence and May opened gc eff at585g. Some small Black sea ship ments and higher cables were bullish factors and the market held steady with in narrow margins. Corn was steady with wheat. Mat opening unchanged at 28J with a dull market and no fluctuations of conse quence. Oats steady and doll, opened fraction ally lower at 19JjQJ4 and held at those figure Hog products opened strong and high er on the strong live stock market. May pork opened 2C up at i".4.); May lard at $5.70 and M y ribs $4.70 going up to $4 Hogs Receipts, 40,000; left over. 1,500. Market active, prices strong to higher. Light, $3.65g;3.32; mixed $3.60$3.85; heavy $&55g3.So; rough $3.553.65. Official receipts yesterday, 17,605; official shipments, 2,104. Cattle Receipts 15,500. Market strong to ltc higher. Beeves $3.204.75; cows and heifers $L70Q3.8.J; Texas steers $2.8J3.75; stockers and feeders $2.6)3 3.70. Official receipts yesterday 811; shipments 314. Sheep Receipts 17,000. Market strong. Official receipts yesterday 3,637; ship ments 1,420. Estimated receipts of hogs tomorrow 29,000 head. Kansas -I:irkes. Kansas Citt, Jan. 6. Cattle Re ceipts 6,400; shipments, 1,100. Market steady to strong. Texas steers $2.75 3.50; Texas cows $2.002.65; beef steeis $3.1u4.35; native cows $1.40 3.25; stockers and feeders, $2.50$3.60; buiis $1.7U3.40. Representative sales Native steers 27 head, averaging 1,107 pounds, $3.50: Tex as cows, 19 head, 979 pounds,$2.65; beef steers, 13 head, 1.672 pounds, $4 35; na tive cows, 21 head. 1,281 pounds, $3 20; stockers and feeders, 27 head, 1,081 pounds, $3.60; bulls, 4 head, l,5aS pounds, $3.40. Hogs Receipts, 5,800; shipments.none. Market steady; 5c higher. Buik of sales $3.553.60; heavies $o.S53.65; pack ers $3.453.65; mixed $3-40jo.SJ; lights $3.353.5j; yorker3, $3.4otej3.50; pigs, $3.004i3.40. Sheep Receipts, 1,300; shipments, none. Market steady. Lambs $3.0J4.25; muttons, $2. 50 (S 3.40.' Wheat Higher; No. 2 hard 5"; No. 2 red, nominally 67c; Na 2 spring 55;57c; No. 3 spring o353c; rejected, nominally 414J47c. Corn VgC higher; No. 2mixed22!8 22?gc; No. 2 white 22ij'c. Oats Very scarce; No. 2 mixed 17c; No. 2 white, nominally 18x4c. Kte Duil: No. 2, 3 jc. Hat Firm: timothy, $10.0012.50, prairie, $6.007.0O. Butter Steady and firm; creamery, 18ic; dairy fancy. 1314. Eogs Firmer; fresh 18c. CHICAGO MAREtt LETTER. Famished by Topeits Grslo and Stock Ex chance. .VJG lv:nsas Aven-.ls, Wheat There was an easier feeling at the opening this morning caused by the government report issued Saturday evening by the department of agricul ture at Washington, wfe-ich gives the yield of winter wheat as 261.224,000 bushels, aud the yield of spring wheat at 205.861,000 bushels, making the total yield of 467,103,000 bushels as com pared with their last estimate 01 423,000,000 bushels. The yield per acre of winter wheat is given at 11.55 bushels," and for spring wheat as 18 bushels per acre. Winter wheat area is given as 22, 606,322 acres, aud of spring wheat as 11, 433,010 acres. Corn and Oats Corn showed consid erable legitimate strength and was put ud to 284 or tn8 May option on good buying by commission houses. There is much uneasiness manifested that shipment are not going to com mence until better prices are quoted. The government report makes the estimated yield per acre as 26.2, and places the total crop at 2,134,139,000 bushels. The price is certainly low enough to invite investment buying. Oata are firm, in sympathy with corn. Provisions Strong and higher on for the Money. GROCERIES 1896J 1 lb can Manhattan Bak Powd 15c 1 lb can Columbus Bak. Powd, 1 0c 2 lb can Columbus BakPowd 5c Evaporated (Hetland) Cream, 20c can 10c 1 lb pkg Silver Shield pow dered Starch, good. . 5c 2 pkgs 9 o'clock Washing Tea 5c Good Teas from 25c per lb a p. A good roasted Rio Coffee, best in the city at the price, per lb 20c 1 lb best Rio 25c Call in and see our line of high grade coffee. 1 lb Young Hyson Tea 25c 1 lb Sun Cured Jap 25c 1 lb Gun Powder 20c And good Teas for 25c np. 1 gal pure N. O. Molasses 50c We call special attention to our line of Syrups and onr country Sorghums as cheap as anyone can sell the same quality of goods. R. I. JONES. lighter receipts and good general trade. Well informed people are bullish on pork and buying moderate lines. j uveas, j ilign j kAivr. j close itf! CIS Wheat-! 063! 56s 56gj 56B 57'-4 May 59;! 6jJb 59 59LB1 60 July! 6J 6OV4I 59? 58 m 60?s Corn 25 "8 1 26 '4i 25 V 25 25 '4 Mayj 28t8i 281 28L,; 28 V 28 July 29L,! k9?si 29 V 29?s ' 2,S Sept. 3)L4i 30 38 3o V 0j4 Oats m4- 17 V 1714I 17J4 17 Mav l'J'-3 1911 li, 19? ! 1BJ Pork 9xr4 9 35 9.i2 9 35 9.0U May 9. 45 1 9.65 9.45 9.651 9 37 Lard 5.40j 5.47 5.401 5. 47 5.37 May 5.70 5.7o 5.7o 5.75 5.67 Rib; 4.40 4 50 4.40 4.50 4 35 May! 4.70 4.8ij 4.701 4.801 4.C7 Chicago llarket Oosslp. Chicago Estimated card tomorrow: Wheat, 122; com, 600; oats, 290. Chicago: Indian shipments wheat to United Kingdom 10,000 quarters, conti nent 5,000 qtr. Chicago: English visible decreased about 350,000. Paris wheat closed 5 np, flour 5 to 25 up. New York: Jersey Central has declared regular 14 dividend. Missouri Pacific earnings for 4th week December increas ed $66,000. Liverpool, 3:15 p m.: Wheat quiet higher; corn to hieaer; Berliu wheat steady and unchanged. Wheat decreased 116,00u. corn increas ed 21,000. i.-ats increased 69,000 bu. New York: The 4 porls cleared for export wheat 124.896 bu. flour 18.594 pkgs; corn 262.000 bu: oats 410,003: wheat and flour 195,000 bu. Chicago: New York cleared, wheat 121,751; corn 131,505; oats 20,848; flour 17,000 packages. Puts May wheat 535'; calls 59V PQta May corn. calls 2-? puts May pork, $9.55; calls $b'.75. Curb, May wheat, 59V Puts 58,V calls 62i, good next wetm on May wheat. Chicago Visible supply: Wheat 69, 842,000; corn 5,838,000; oats 6,537,000; rye 1,557.000; barley 3,750,000 bushels. New Yortc Wheat on passage de creased 64.1,000 bashels. Corn increased 1,000,000 bushels. Minneapolis 604 cars, D iluth 44. Last year 203 ana 16 cars respectively. Chicago Receipts and shipment;, wheat 36,10034,034; corn 249,000171, 000; oats 194.525181,093. Chicago Previsions strong and high er on light receipts and good general trade. C'hicag"o Argentine shiDments wheat, 11,000 qtrs; corn 99,000 qtrs. Liverpool Spot wheat and corn closed firmer ic higher, futures corn firm V higher; wheat steady -4c higher; lard steady. Stocks in Liverpool warehouse, wheat unchanged, corn 5,000 bashela in crease. Chicago Inspections: Wheat,, 88 51; corn 35 J 44;oats, 154 26. Chicago Hogs 40,000 steady, last year 47,i00. Kansas City, 7,500. last year 5,900. Omaha 1,500, and 2,400 last year for the same day. New York Twenty boat loads just taken for export. Closing on Popular Stocks. The closing today was as follows: Sugar. 98 V Gas. 62V C, a & Q., 73; Atchison, 13 V R. L, 63 V VY. U., 82 V Ma P., 23V li. P- 4. St. Paul 65V Npw York Sugar Market. New Yokk, Jan. 6. Sugar Raw. steady; fair refining, 33gc; cenirifpgai 96 test, 3?4C; refined, market weaker; pow dered, 5L,c; crushed, 5JV; granulated, 4;8c. HUBERT NICHOLS KILLED. A Well Known Sajit Fe Brnkemac Loses tils Life at Lamar, Col. Hartland, Kaa., Jan. 6. Robert Nich ols, a well known Santa Fe brakemao, was knocked from the top of his train at Lamar this morning by the water tank spout and killed. He leaves a wife and child in Dodge City. THE H,ENFOST" BLOWS UP A Chicago Apartment House Lifted by tsssa, Chicago, Jan. 6. With a shock which seemed to its 390 frightened inmates to fairly lift the buiiding from its founda tions aud which was felt miles away, natural gas exploded last evening in the basement of the Renfost apartment building at Fifty-sacond and Cottaga Grove avenue, injuring Engineer C"iauea of the Renfost, hands aud body blistered, badly bruised; injuries not serious C. L. Miles, assistant engineer of Ren fost, face and body burned, inhaled flames; recovery doubtful. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. v Steady employment. Apply alter 6 p. 301 Topeka avenue.