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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, MAT 15, 1899.
After 6 o'clock this evening we will offer all perfect goods in every respect D 230 pairs 35c Summer 2,000 yards Figured Lawns at -1,200 yards Snmmer Silks at - 50 dozen Ladies' Linen Collars at Jc ( cent) ca 500 yards 36-inch Silkaleues at - - 5c yard ALSO 1000 yards 30 -inch Organdies, in short lengths, just the thing for Children's Dresses and Shirt Waists, worth 10c per yard if in full pieces, your choice for - - - 3c yard 500 pair of Men's Cotton Half Ilose (seconds) : at ------- lc per pr - The Topeka Cash Dry Goods Co. oocoocoooocoooococooocx Satisfactory Work S ON Lace Curtains, Blankets, , Ingrain and Rag Carpets Family Washing, Finished or Rough Dry, Ladies Sack Suits, Skirts and Shirt Waists, SHIRTS, COLLARS, AND CUFFS, and Every Variety of Work in Our Line at TOPEKA STEAM LAUNDRY, Telephone 153. 625 Jackson Sreet. ;ococxocoocx3ocxxxxxxxxx HE LOVED PEACE. John Firey "Wanted No Fighting Over Sis Estate. The will of John S. Firey, the miser who formerly lived in Topeka, and who died here two weeks ago, was admitted! to probate by Judge Dolman today. It was made on November 14, 1892, and is witnessed by J. B. McAfee and D. C. Nellis. By its terms the property own ed by Mr. Firey is divided equally be tween his three brothers, William, Samuel M. and Milton J., and his sis ter. Eliza J. Wingert. At least one of these, William, is dead. The three brothers are named as exectuors of the will. It is estimated that Mr. Firey was worth at least $50,000, and possibly more. He owned a large amount of real estate in Topeka, including an interest in the Outton house, a half block on the northwest corner of oFurth and Madison, a half block of dwellings on Jefferson near First, as well as other dwelling and business property scat tered over the city. By the terms of the will If any of the heirs attempt to break it, they for feit their interest in it and the part thus forfeited is divided among the Others. IN TROUBLE AND OUT. Difficulty About Huntoon Street Pv- ing is Adjusted. The committee on streets and walks of the city council has had no end of trouble over the proposed Huntoon street pavement, but- the whole ques tion has finally been solved and the work will be commenced within a short time. The people who petitioned for the pavement specified that the curbing Should be of brick to cost not more than 25 cents a foot. It was found by City Engineer Barnes that it would be necessary to put concrete behind the brick curbing to hold it solidly. This can not be done within the cost of 25 cents per foot but the brick men have agreed to reduce the price of brick curbing so that the contractor may do the work at th price specified. This will prevent a delay of 30 days which would have been necessary to readvertise. The contracts will be awarded tonight. STREET NOT TO BE OPENED Council Will Reject the Report of the Appraisers. Garfield street will not be opened, at least until there is a new appraisement. The committee on streets and walks will recommend that the appraisement be rejected. The reason for this is that the" appraisers assessed $250 of the cost of opening the street to the city. Garfield street is in North Topeka, Judge Grosscup I1L Chicago. May 15. Peter S. Grosscup. judge of the United States circuit court of northern Illinois, lies dangerously ill at the home of his parents in Ashland, O. The judge is said to be seriously af flicted with a sort of gastric fever that tias eaten into his strength rapidly and put his vitality at a very low ebb. FOR PAY DAY TRADE. Corsets at 15c pair - 2c yard 19c yard 0. R. T. AT PEORIA. Second Biennial Convention Opens With 1,000 Present. Peoria, 111., May 15. The second bier nial convention -of the grand division of the Order of Railway Telegraphers be gan in Peoria this morning. About 135 delegates and 1.000 other members were present. Canada, Mexico and every state in the union except Florida, are represented. Charles S. Daniels, chair man, in his address said the removal of the headquarters to Peoria had not been regretted. He spoke of the gen eral prosperity of the order, and of its wonderful growth in membership. Mayor Lynch delivered address of welcome, to which Grand Chief Powell responded. Remarks were made also by A. D. Thurston, "the father of the order." BU1S ART TREASURES. Senator Clark, of Montana, Spending Thousands of Dollars For Pic tures and Decorations. Paris, May 15. Senator Clark is giv ing much time to securing treasures for his New York palace. His latest pur chase is a stained glass window, pur chased from Countess de Jauze for $30, i)00. The window, which is old, shows historic Greek figures and is considered the most beautiful in France. Mr. Clark is sitting for his portrait to Besnard, who will receive $25,000 for it. He has been buying pictures from the Hotel Dronot, Dorias collection, and at Prince Sciarra's private sale and the Salon. He has secured works of Dupre, Corot, Diaz, Rousseau, Jongkind, Daumer, Bouden. Boeven, and Leplne. The latter is a gem, showing a view of the Seine near Paris. Senator Clark likes the Barbazon school, and means to secure many of its pictures for the great gallery in . his New Tork home. "My taste does not run in the direc tion of the old masters," he said. "I prefer good modern pictures. For in stance, in this year's Salon Mesnard s landscapes. Anquetin's battle scenes. Harpignies' landscapes, Thanlow's night scene, Mesnard 's portrait of Princess Chimay (not Clara Ward) give me in finite pleasure." Senator Clark picked up a beautiful Empire mantelpiece, also a fine Turner picture. He is going in for tapestries and intends his house to be the most luxurious in'America. In this intention he made an unsuccessful effort to pur chase from Prince Murat Louis XV. Gobelin tapestries. He offered $300,000. Mr. Clark is going to England to see the royal suite of tapestries belonging to the Earl of Coventry, which original ly cost $350,000. B. & O. Plan Carried Out Baltimore, May 15. Judges Goff and Morriss, sitting In the United States circuit court signed an order and decree today authorizing the Baltimore and Ohio Railway company to issue full paid and non-assessable stocks and bonds for the purpose of retiring the old issues as provided in the plan of agreement decided upon by the reor ganization managers. BOMBS GUARD HERMAVE. Powerful Explosives Planted at the Tomb Of Mrs.1V. C. Whitney to Pre rent Desecration. ARMED MEN BESIDE Two Watchmen Stationed There Night and Day. Report That Body is Decked in Valuable Jewels. New York, May 15. Under the wealth of hothouse flowers adorning Mrs. Wil liam C. Whitney's grave on a hilltop overlooking the Little Neck Meadows, the freshly turned earth is sown with powerful torpedoes. The coffin is hemmed about with them, and the ghoul who undertook to strike his spade be neath the surface would invite swift destruction. Nor is this the only precaution taken by Mr. Whitney to guard the resting place of his dead. Night and day two men are posted there to watch the grave. One is a detective and the other a patrolman. They are detailed there from the Flushing police station and have no other duty. There is no secret about the torpe does. All the village talks of them. Lawyer W. R. Griffiths, the secretary of the vestry, spoke quite freely about them to an inquisitive visitor. They were not planted there' by the grave digger, but by strangers sent there to finish his work for him; men whose trade it is to handle explosives. But the posting of police guards was an afterthought, and it may have been the result of a warning. One story that seems to be purely gossip is that the body is decked in valuable jewels, and that word has been received of a conspiracy to desecrate the grave for them. Then there is an impression that apprehension exists of an attempt to steal the body and hold it for ransom, as was done in the case of A. T. Stewart. The cemetery is in a lonely place, and the robbery of a grave there would be a simple matter if no precautions were taken. Mrs. Whitney's coffin was not laid in a vault, but in the ground alongside the grave of Capt. Randolph, her first husband. MALTESE PUP CORNER. New York Girl Has the Supply Mo nopolized and Quotations Have Doubled. New York, May 15. A new trust has been formed. It has not been incorpor ated under the attractive monopolistic statutes of New Jersey yet, and will not be. Puppies Maltese puppies form the product of the monopoly, and the head and front of it is Miss Grace Reed of No. 422 West Twenty-seventh street. Very quietly, but with relentless com mercial persistency. Miss Reed has been laboring to accomplish a corner on the Maltese puppies as a foundation of the monopoly. The idea of cornering the supply of Maltese puppies was suggested to Miss ! Reed some time ago by the fact that 1 the Vanderbilts and Astors had adopt- j ed the Maltese terriers as family pets, i It immediately occurred to Miss Reed j that it would not be long before all the rest of the fashionables would be looking around for the same style of dog to be conventionally in line with the fad set by the powerful leaders. Maltese pups that formerly had a strict market value of $25 are now quoted at $50, as a preliminary result of the corner, and the quotations are expected to reach $100. The tone of the market in Maltese pups is firm, with active trading and an upward ten dency. Miss Reed has her kennels on a farm near Hempstead, L. I. TRUST OPPOSITION. Big Tin Plate Mill to Be Established at "Wheeling. Wheeling. W. Va.. May 15. The an nouncement is authoritatively made that the Wheeling Iron and Steel company which is itself a combine of j the Belmont and Benwood Iron and i Nail companies, will at once begin the erection in this city of a tin plate mill and a wrought iron and steel pipe and tube works to be operated in opposition to the tin plate trust. Since the formation of the tin plate trust and other iron and steel combines, none of which has taken in this com pany, the Wheeling concern finds it self without a ready and steady mar ket for the output of its three furnaces and big steel works. With the view of securing use for its output. the tin plate mill and tube works will be erected. DEATH OF L. It. SILVER, Recently Reform Candidate For Mayor of Cleveland. Cleveland. May 15. L. B. Silver, who was a candidate for mayor of this city on the Union Reform ticjeet at the spring election and widely known on account of extensive fancy stock rais ing business, is dead aged 73 years. Mr. Silver had much to do with the formation of the Prohibition party. La Jter he became closely Identified with the Union Reform movement and was many times a candidate for state and municipal offices. He leaves a large fortune. Wages of 3,000 Go Up. Bellaire, O., May 15. The Wheeling Steel and Iron company of Wheeling. W. Va.. has granted its 3.000 employes an advance in wages of 10 per cent to take effect at once. This increases the wages to the standard price of 1S92 and these mills are the last of the big iron mills to grant the increase by the 60 day adjustment. All puddlers will be granted 6s& per -cent. All the men in the mill are included in the advance. National T. P. A Louisville, Ky., May 15. Delegates, have begun to arrive for the tenth an nual convention of the National Trav elers Protective association which be gins its session here tomorrow morning. There will be 300 delegates from posts all over the country and 3.000 visitors. The convention will continue until the last of the week. Hutchinson and Return $4.65 Via Santa Fe. Tickets on sale May 15 to 19 inclusive. Limit May 20. TO FIGHT IT OUT. (Continued from First Page.) the Americans killed twenty of the natives and wounded several others, filling the jungle with a hail of shot for half an hour until the enemy fled. HAREM AND ALL, An Effort to Bring the Sulu Saltan Into Submission. Washington, May 15. It is expected at the war department that Gen. Otis will take steps to replace the Spanish garrison at Zamboanga with United States troops. The indications are that a comparatively small force will suf fice, provided that it is supported by one or two gunboats. The place is one of great strategic importance, being the capital of the island of Mindanao,' the second largest in the Philippine group and a good seaport. It was to this point that the Spanish forces retreated from Iloilo when that town was evacuated without notice to the American forces. The town is easily defensible with a small artillery force. The fact that the insurgents are in possession of rapid fire guns, makes the situation at Zam--boanga more serious but it is not be lieved here that they have a large sup ply of the ammunition necessary to operate the weapons, which will conse quently soon become useless to them. Through unofficial agents the govern-" ment here has been quietly making in vestigation into the state of affairs in the Sulu group just to the south of the Visayas islands, with a view to de termining whether - by good manage ment the inhabitants cannot be brought into allegiance to the United States without insurrection. The na tives are generally Mohammedans and owe allegiance to a sultan whom the Spaniards have never been able to bring into more than nominal submis sion. He maintains a harem and .lives in state and it is probable that an an nuity will have to be provided for him out of the revenues of the islands after the Uited States takes possession. AGAINST THE RAILWA Y. The Committee of the Council TJnani- mous Against the Proposed Topeka Avenue Lino. The city railway company will not wantonly disfigure Topeka avenue and block it as one of the most beautiful driving boulevards, if the orders of the city council are respected. The committee of the council has voted unanimously to report tonight that the city engineer should be in structed to refuse to locate the pro posed trades or to give the railway com pany any permit to enter upon the street for the purpose of doing any work looking to the operation of any line along Topeka avenue, single, or double, between Tenth and Fourteenth streets. . - If the railway company now wishes to attempt anything of this kind in op position to a universal sentiment and in violation of what Is understood to be the law, they must first go to the courts. The council chamber was filled Sat urday evening with a big Topeka ave nue delegation on hand to be heard be fore the committee on streets and walks. The mayor and council have shown great interest in this matter, and not only was every member of the streets and walks committee present, but Mayor Drew was there and the mem bers of the entire council with three ex ceptions. The case was vigorously presented by E. S. Quinton. A. W. Dana, A L. Red den, R. L. Cofran, C. A. McGuire, Joab Mulvane and others. It was shown that not a single person was asking for the proposed street rail way down Topeka avenue that the present lines' of the company already built could afford all the desired facili ties; that every resident save one, who was understood to be a stockholder in the railway had protested against the proposed double track and demanded the taking up of the abandoned rails, unused for nine years. When the chairman of the committee Invited anyone present to say a word in defense of the railway company's pro posed action not a voice was raised. SERY1A A CALDRON. The "Whole Country is Ripe For a Revolution. London, May 15. Prince Alexis Kar ageorgevitch may be placed on the throne of Servia. Servia is a caldron of discontent. The present dynasty exists on sufferance. It has endured till now only because threatened institutions live long. Prince Alexis is quietly making pre parations for a revolution. No lack of funds hampers the Servian claimant. He is not one of those sovereign pre tenders, isolated and ignored, who drift from one hotel to another with a long title and a short purse. His crown wad hammered into shape years ago when George Petravitch. better known as "Black George," headed the Servian rising of 1803 and liberated the peas ants from Turkish rule. "Kara George was my great-grandfather and founder of the house of Karageorgevitch," he said. "From 1804 to 1&17 he reigned in Servia, when one Milosch, a Servian pigkeeper in the pay of Turkey, murdered his ruler and sent his head to Mahmoud II. the sultan. The pigkeeper, with Turkey's help, us urped the throne and founded the pres ent dynasty, the house of Obrenovitch. "Excepting for 16 years, when Alex ander I, Karageorgevitch, the second son of 'Black George,' got back the crown and held it, the princes of Kara georgevitch have been exiled. "It is impossible for a Karageorge vitch to reside in the country, although within recent years Prince Bojidar, my brother, has visited Servia, on a secret mission. I know my country's feeling, and believe that two-thirds of the peo ple are adherents to the Karageorge vitch party. "The country is poor, the people shepherds, peasants and farmers, the present king a puppet of statesmen. "The risk Prince Bojidar ran in visit ing the kingdom in my interest has re stored the people's confidence in the house of Karageorgevitch. Today, the anti-dynastic party is ready to strike. "A revolution would mean that the country would be divided between Rus sia and Austria. The two powers are separated by conflicting interests, and regard the royal houses of Servia with divided affection. The Karageorge vitch claim is favored by Russian statesmen, and Russian grand dukes count me as the representative of the Servian crown whenever ie Balkan upheaval takes place. Austria upholds Obrenovitch. Mr supporters are more restless today than ever." Irving Has the Grip. London, May 15. It became known today that the indisposition of Sir Hen-, ry Irving, who has been playing the ti tle role in "Robespierre" at the Lyce um theater here, was caused by influ enza. Big sale of sample hats this week at Miss Buhre's, 633 Kansas avenue. See the new light hats in Miss Buhre's sale this week, 633 Kan. Ave. GO ON FOREVER. Sayman Case Is Apparently Without - an End. ! The suit of E. D. McKeever and W. S. McClintock to collect $300 attorneys fees from Dr. T. M. Sayman, of St. Louis, who makes soap and patent medicines.bids fair to become a rival of the celebrated calf case, in which the costs over a $15 calf amounted to over a thousand dollars. The Sayman case has already had four trials, and today Judge Hazen granted Dr. Sayman another one. On the first trial in a justice's court Mc Keever and McClintock got judgment by default, but Dr. Sayman secured a new trial in which the Jury disagreed as to the amount the attorneys ought to receive for their services to Dr. Say man . On the third trial judgment was rendered against Sayman for $25, but he was not willing to pay that much and he appealed the case to the dis trict court. .When it was tried there last month a verdict was given the at torneys for $275. There was a contra diction 'on the special findings of the jury, however, and it was on this ground that Sayman's attorneys asked for a new trial. In granting it today Judge Hazen read a ruling of the su preme court, and said there was no al ternative left to the court but to grant a new trial. CAPT. BUCHAN ARRIVES. Reaches San Francisco 27 Days From Manila." San Francisco, May 15. The United States transport steamer Valencia ar rived today rom. the Philippines. The journey from Manila was made In 27 days. On board the Valencia were Captain F. E. Buchan ' and 36 dis charged soldiers, besides five passen gers. The Valencia came up in bal last. JOE WASN'T SNUBBED. General Wheeler Makes a Statement For Publication. Chattanooga, Tenn., May 15 General Joseph Wheeler requests the Associa ted Press to deny the widely circulated story to the effect that he was snubbed by the committee of arrangements at the confederate reunion at Charleston. Gen. Wheeler - states that the rumors probably started from the failure of the committee' to send him a carriage in which to ride in the parade. The com mittee told the general that the car riage -would be sent, but the commit teeman having the matter in charge, in the press of other business forgot it. The general states that the incident was fully explained to him and that he treated it as a joke. He emphatically denies that there was any unpleasant ness. GOMEZ QUITS. Will Hare Nothing More to Do With Distributing Money. Havana, May 15. Gen. Maximo Gomez today informed Governor Gen eral Brooke that he could no longer act as a representative of the Cuban army in the distribution of the $3,000,000 ap propriated for the payment, of the Cu ban "troops. Gen. Gomez added that he had awiv-ed at this decision with great reluctance and with the most friendly feelings to ward Gen., Brooke personally and offi cially, but that he felt he could no longer represent the Cuban troops be cause a cabal, composed of many of the subordinate commanders, existed to oppose and, if possible, defeat the plans for partitioning the money. He ex plained that former members of the Cu ban military assembly, led by Mayai Rodriguez, Manuel Sanguilly, Juan Gaulbertto and other malcontents, had organized a majority of the officers against him apparently, and though he, Gomez, might persist and possibly car ry the payment to a successful conclus ion, he was disgusted and wished to wash his hands of the whole business; therefore, he thought that if he left Gen. Brooke free the latter would be able to act with equal effectiveness alone. Gen. Gomez communicated these views to Gen. Brooke at an interview which continued for an hour and a half. The Cuban general was attended by Col. Carlos Cespedes. son of the former Cuban president of that name, who has been mentioned as a candidate for the presidency of Cuba. Gen. Brooke expressed sympathy w-Ith Gen. Gomez and said he regretted the position he had taken; but, the Ameri can commander added, if his decision was unchangeable, he would proceed to deal with the question. It was then mutually agreed that Gen. Gomez will issue tomorrow a manifesto to the Cuban army. This document will be prepared this afternoon and will be submitted to Gen. Brooke. After it has been issued Gen. Brooke may make a declaration concerning the manner in which he will proceed. He is deter mined not to be trifled with. He has the rolls of the privates and the non commissioned officers who are willing to accept $75 each and this amount will be offered on the conditions previously laid down. A forcible disarmament of the Cuban troops will be the ultimate procedure provided the events of the next two or three weeks show that such action is necessary. CROKER TO VISIT IRELAND Tammany Chief Begins to Enjoy Sis Visit in England. London. May 15. An operation has been performed on Richard Croker's neck to open the last carbuncle from which he suffered. As a result the swelling was much reduced. Mr. Cro ker has now little pain and expects to be entirely relieved soon. Mr. Croker is looking forward with pleasure to a trip which be will make to the home of his boyhood in Ireland the latter part of this week. It is ex pected he will meet with a great re ception there from the people, who are much interested in him on account of his wonderful rise in the world from the time when he was a bare-footed Irish lad. who left his country to better himself abroad. 1 Notice to Hucksters. Special attention is called to city or dinance No. 1368 providing for the li censing of all hucksters or persons ped dling over the city with vehicles of any kind; license must be procured and cards placed on such vehicles at once without further notice. License not transferable. LUTHER C. BAILEY, License Collector. Prof. S. Clifton .magnetic healer, 122 West Sixth avenue. Treats all manner of diseases. Special attention given to chronic cases. Office hours: From 8 to 11:30 a. m.; 2 to 5 p. m. THEY SHOULDER THEIRSHOVELS. Grain Shorelers at Buffalo Re fuse to Work Because Contractors Will Not Discharge New Men. OTHER REASONS, TOO. Unexpected Hitch in Settlement of the Strike. Form a Line and March to Their Headquarters. Buffalo, N. T., May 15. The grain shovelers whose troubles were believed to have been satisfactorily settled have refused to go to work in the elevators with the men who have been working and whom the contractors refuse to dis charge. The shovelers claim that they were required to get cards from Contractor Conners before they would be permit ted to work and that in addition to the objectionable shovelers at work, some of the scoopers objected to were work ing notwithstanding the agreement reached that they were to be suspended pending an investigation of charges against them. The shovelers marched to their headquarters with their scoops on their shoulders. COMPLETE TIEUP. Buffalo, May 15. The "monthly" men at the' various elevators have determ ined to strike. This will completely tie up the elevators. About 300 men assembled near the city elevator, where they - found be tween 30 and 40 men working. They became very angry, and the police, scenting trouble, refused to allow them on the dock. Some of the monthly men threatened to quit unless the men at work were discharged. After a short discussion, Superintendent Cutting de cided to suspend operations and the men were taken from the elevator, in the meantime the striking shovelers had gone to St. Bridget's hall, where Presi dent McMahon informed them that the contractor had violated the agreement. He advised the men to keep quiet, re main where they were and await devel opments. President McMahon then hurried away to see Bishop Quigley. He re turned shortly after noon. The bishop, he said, was doing all in his power to arrange matters. McMahon asserts that every elevator is now, or soon will be, completely tied up by reason of the monthly men going out. The freight handlers, coal heavers and ore workers are still out. Business is at a standstill at the coal and ore docks, but the rail roads have meen at work on their docks handling freight. Thirty-five levee ne groes from Cincinnati were put to work on the Central docks today. The "monthly" men from the elevators held a meeting and determined to order out all the men who manipulate the elevator machinery, including the steam shovels. The situation has not been so serious before. TODAY'S MARKET REPORT. Furnished by the Associated Press to the Stats Journal. Chicago, May 15. WHEAT Indications of a settlement of the Buffalo strike steadied wheat at the start today. Professional selling owing to favorable weather caused a slight reaction but the market became strong again on indications of a decrease of 2.UO0.00O bush els in the visible supply. July opened 1d) c higher at 70ic, declined to 69'fi'70c and advanced to 70c. Chicago received 71 cars. 4 of which graded contract. Min neapolis and Duluth got 432 cars, compar ed with 812 for the same day last year. World's shipments to Europe for the week were 8,628.000 bushels and the amount on ocean passage increased 2,360.000 bushels. CORN AND OATS A good cash de mand strengthened corn and oats. There was a dip on proht taking, but both mar kets recovered quickly with elevator concerns buying against cash sales. Re ceipts of corn 186 ears, oats 340 cars. July corn opened He higher at 334ic, declin ed 3314c and advanced to 33'ue. July oats opened c higher at 23e, sold off to 23c and rose again to 23e. PROVISIONS Liberal receipts of hogs and selling by commission houses weak ened provisions. July pork opened 5fi7c lower at $8.35 and advanced to $8.37. July 4ard ruled 2c lower at $5.05ra5.07. July ribs opened 21-c lower at $4.70 and de clined to S4.67. FLAX Cash northwestern. $1.08; cash southwestern. $1.06; May, $1.08; July,$1.0; September. 91e. BARLEY, Cash, 37S40c. RYE May, 61c; July, 53c; September, 50c. TIMOTHY October, $2.50. Grain Letter. Chicago, May 15. WHEAT Wheat has been steady, help ed by claims of prevalence of fly in Indi ana, Illinois and Ohio, and also by the re iteration from Minneapolis of claims of shortened area in North Dakota. St. Louis has been firm, up abreast of this market, a relative gain of a cent compared with last week. Cables were unchanged to VI lower. The visible decreased 1.43S.UO0 bushels, not quite as much as expected. The statistics generally were bearish, the world's shipments 8.964,000 bushels., and an increase on passage. The English vis ible decreased 4til.00l bushels. The Euro pean visible increased 6N0.0U0 bushels and the world's visible Tuesday will probably decrease moderately. The crowd was in clined to buy wheat around 70c, bearing in mind the long decline from 76c. Cash demand keeps slow, but reliable confirma tion of large plowed up acreage in winter wheat, the appearance of Hessian fly and the backward conditions are favorable to an advance, especially in view of the re cent decline. CORN Corn has had some support from Patten, but not on an important scale. Prices started a little better on talk that the Buffalo strike had been settled, but later in the day eased off on the bad de velopments there. The strike is even spreading. Local market stocks decreased 1.736.U0O bushels, the visible decreased 2. SOJ.OiJO bushels. Market on the whole has been steady. Western offerings very small, local receipts light, 186 cars, compared with 215 cars estimated or tomorrow. Weather good. We believe corn a pur chase at present prices. OATS Oats have been steady within narrow limits and very little trade one way or the other, but the local stock de creased for the week 217.000 bushels, leav ing only 744,000 bushels in the public houses, and the visible decreased 2i.f6.000 bushels. The weather keeps favorable. There is still the feeling that May will feel a natural pinch because cash demand is good and stocks small and cash at pre mium. -PROVISIONS Provisions opened easier because there were 38,000 hogs instead of 32.000 and because prices were 5clower. There developed later in the day a stead ier feeling with the moderate offerings credited to packers. Liverpool was 6d higher on lard. Shipments of product increasing. J. F. HARRIS. Chicago Livestock Market. Chicago, May 15. HOGS Estimated receipts of hogs for today, 35.000; tomorrow. 29.000: left over. 2.005. Market active, generally 5c lower than Saturdav morning. Mixed and butchers. $3.70'o"3.90: good heavy. $3.503.95; rough. $3.5CK&3.65; light, $3.60a3.S5. CATTLE Receipts. 17.000. Market gen erally steadv. Beeves. $4.10fi5.50: cows and neifers. $2.25&4.85: Texas steers, $3.So!S5; stockers and feeders, $3.9CKS5.1a. SHEEP Receipts. J7.000. Market steady to strong. Sheep, $4&5.25; lambs, $5&3.ti5. Official for Saturday: ,HO is Receipts. 11,118; shipments, 4.109. " CATTLE Receipts, 58; shipments, 162. SHEEP Receipts, 458; shipments, none.. ,- Kansas City Livestock Market. Kansas City. May 15. CATTLE Receipts, 3.5u0. Market steady to strong. Native steers, XYq 5. 15: Texas steers. J3.2CKS4.70: Texas cows. $3"a4.20; na tive cows and heifers, $2-5 5: stockers and feeders. $3.50a5.25; bulls, J-W4.50. HOGS Receipts. 5.0U0. Market steady to shade lower. Bulk of sales, $3.604i3.75; heavy, $3.60'!i3.S0: packers. $3.55ti3.75; mix ed ,3.30i3.70; lignt. $3.3513.62; yorkers, $3.55f;3.62; pigs. $3.3.52. SHEEP Receipts, 3.0U0. Market firm. Lambs, $5(7.50; muttons, $4&5. Kansas City Produce Market Kansas Citv, May 15. WHEAT July opened unchanged at 61c. closed at 64c; September cloyed at 64c. Cash steady: No. 2 hard. Pyfi⪼ No. 3. 63660; No. 2 red. 72-&74c; No. 3. 68!&72c; No. 2 spring, 65tj68e; No. 3, 61HP 64c. CORN July. 30c: September. 31e. Cash steady: No. 2 mixed, 32'ie; No. 2 white, 33c: No. 3, 33o. OATS Steady. No. 2 white, 2S629c RYE Steady. No. 2, 5514c. HAY Weak. Choice timothy. $9S9.50: choice prairie, $7.7541 8.25. BUTTER S.teady. Creamery, 15c; dairy, 13c. EGGS Half a cent higher. Fresh, lie. Cotton Market. . New York, May 15. COTTON Spot closed quiet and steady. Middling uplands, 6 3-16c; middling gulf, 4 7-ltfc. Sales, 219 bales. , . . Market Gossip. Furnished by J. C. Goings. Commission Merchant. 112 East 6th St.. Topeka, Kan, receiver and shipper of grain: London, 1:30 p. m., stocks: Opening here from to 1 point above New York clos ing and since the market has gained to 1 point and now exceedingly strong on Berlin, Dutch, Scotch, English and New York buying. Total visible supply: Wheat, 26.028,000 bushels: corn, 19,135,0u0 bushels; oats, 7, 691.000 bushels. Antwerp: Wheat quiet, unchanged. Chicago: Estimated receipts for tomor row: Wheat. 70 cars: corn, 215 cars; oats, 400 cars; hogs, 21.000 head. The English visible supply of wheat in creased 366.000 bushels. Kansas City: A lot of. 100.000 bushels of hard wheat was worked here Saturday, mostly to millers. Expect millers 10 ab sorb receipts from this forward. The most discouraging report yet from the crop came today. Chicago: St. Louis is credited with buy ing wheat here. There is export inquiry and but for the strike at Buffalo sales would be made. Chicago grain stocks: Wheat. 4,796.000 bushels: corn, 8,338,000 bushels; oats, 744, 000 bushels. Puts July wheat 707-ie. calls 71c: puts July corn 33e, calls 33e: curb July wheat 70e bid: July corn 33c. Minneapolis close: Wheat. May 68?c, July 69(j70c: September 6c. Duluth close: Wheat, May 71c, July1 71e. September 6914c Peru, Ind., message says it looks as if fly would take about all the wheat in the county. St. Louis close: Wheat, cash 73c, May 73e, July 70c: corn, cash 32K.C, May 32c, July 32c, September 32c bid; oats, cash 27c. May 27c bid, July 24c asked. September 21c. New York close: Wheat. May 77c, July 75c, September 7414c. December 75c; corn, May 39c, July 3S?4c, September 39c. New York Money Market New York. May 15. MONEY Money on call nominally 3ti3H per cent: prime mercantile paper. 2l'ii41 per cent; sterling exchange steady, with actual business in bankers' bills at $4.843i i4.87 for demand and at $4.84ru4.S5 for 60 davs; posted rates, $4.Sr.U;i4.S6 and $i.7H 4.8SM; commercial bills. $126.96.36.199.. SILVER Silver certificates, 611062c; bar silver. 61sc: Mexican dollars, - 434c. BONDS Government bonds steady. U. S. 2s. registered. 99Hc: 3s. registered, 108'A; 3s. .coupon, 108; new 4s. registered. 129a4: new 4s. coupon. 129: old. 4s, registered, 112&8; old 4s, coupon, 113; 5s, registered, U2'; ,6s, coupon, 112!i. . Bugar Market. New York. May 15. SUGAR Raw. quiet and steady: fair re fining. 4Hc; centrifugal 96 test, 4Sc; mo lasses sugar, 4c. Relined quiet but firm; crushed, ofec; powdered, &c; granulated, &?COFFEE Dull. No. 7, 6c. Joseph's Tips. New Tork. May 15. Foreign houses will buy from 60.000 to 75.000 shares of stocks. The largest capitalistic interests in the country have joined forces prevent any further demoralization in- Flower stocks. The arbitration houses have been very busy here this morning cabjing large buy ing orders for that account for the biggest interests, not only of Wall street, but for the country at large. It may not be pru dent for outsiders to Jump in on bulges of from 2 to 5 points such as are likely to be seen at the opening. All authori ties agree that, sad as the death of Mr. Flower was. his taking off will not detract one iota from the earnings of the corpor ations in which he was interested. The steel industries are thriving as they never were before. Federal Steel preferred will keep on paying Its 6 per cent dividend, in addition to which we quote the late Gov ernor Flower: "We are making more than 10 per cent on Federal Steel common and as much on International . Paper." His last words to us on Thursday were: "I believe that International Paper will sell at 75 or better." As we pointed out on Saturdav. Flower Interests in the' stocks of the companies with which the late gov ernor was . interested are not going to be sacrificed and the creation of a short in terest will be turned to most excellent ac count. We suggest purchase of Gran gers, since some strong capitalists pro pose taking hold of them in a most vig orous fashion. J. ARTHUR JOSEPH. Range of Prices. Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission Merchant. 112 East Fifth St.. Topeka, Kan., receiver and shipper of grain. Chicago, Mav 15. Articles.. Open High Low Close Sat. WHEAT May ... 88- 69 6H 69 Si Julv ... 70H-H 70 'i 70' io Sept ... 69 701,4 691i 70- C9V4 CORN May ... 32 32i- 32 72 32 July ... 33H- 33'4 m KH-H Sept ... 34ii-14 34',i 33 33-34 33t OATS May ... 26 20'4 23 26 July ... 234 23Vi 23i 23H-H 23 Sept ... 2074-21 21 20 2074 207i POKK May 8 27 8 25 Julv ... 8 35 8 40-42 8 35 8 40-42 8 40-42 Sep"t ... 8 55 8 57 8 50 8 55 8 57 LARD May 5 02 5 00 July 5 05-07 5 10-12 5 05-07 5 07-10 3 07-10 Sept ... 5 17 5 22 5 17 5 22 5 22 RIBS Mav 4 65 4 63 July ... 4 70 4 72 4 67 4 70-72 4 72 Sept ... 4 82 4 85 4 80-82 4 85 4 62-85 KANSAS CITY WHEAT May 64-H 64M, July ... 6414 64 646 64 6i Range3 of Prices on Stock. Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission Merchant. 112 East Fifth St., Topeka, Kan., receiver and shipper of grain. New York. Mav 15. Stocks. I Op'n;High! Low ICl'sel Sat. Sugar People's Gas .. Am. Tobacco .. Leather Pfd ... Federal Steel .. B. R. T C, B. & Q. ... St. Paul Rock Island ... Atchison Atchison Pfd .. Mo. Pacific Manhattan Western Union N. Y. Central.. C. N. W Jersey Central. Reading T. C. I No. Pac No. Pa.-. Pfd .. Union Pacific .. U. P. Pfd L. & N C. G. W Pacific Mall ... M.,K. & T. Pfd 15074 154 15014 115 115 113 99 100 994 69 69 69 57 58 T5l4 lu3 111" 107 130 13074 129 122 123 122 110V4 110V4 109 I8V2 18V4 18 WiA - 54 53 43 43 43 10-ii 109 10VA 91 92 91V, 131 132 131 152 152 152 111 111 109 19 19 19 57 57 . 54 48 50 49 77 77 76 421-i 42 41 75- 75 74 6474 65 61 14 14 13 49 50 49 34 84 33 151 1149 114 11214 a 9h-4 69',i' 61 56 I 55 losiTVirwH JO-JfV ll")iVlo9-'!4 IS'il 17" 5371 52 43''t 109 1107 9i'4: 91 132 il'il ir.2 H52 110 1112 19l 19 55 57 4UU.I 49 76 I 7614 -42 75 64 137, 41 10 64 13 50 50 S3J 33i