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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
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.
Satisfactory Work S
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.
HE LOVED PEACE.
John Firey "Wanted No Fighting Over
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
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
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
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
STREET NOT TO BE OPENED
Council Will Reject the Report of the
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.
- 2c 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
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
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
Powerful Explosives Planted at
Of Mrs.1V. C. Whitney to Pre
ARMED MEN BESIDE
Two Watchmen Stationed There
Night and Day.
Report That Body is Decked in
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
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
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
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
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.
Big Tin Plate Mill to Be Established
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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;
BARLEY, Cash, 37S40c.
RYE May, 61c; July, 53c; September,
TIMOTHY October, $2.50.
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
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
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,
EGGS Half a cent higher. Fresh, lie.
. New York, May 15.
COTTON Spot closed quiet and steady.
Middling uplands, 6 3-16c; middling gulf, 4
7-ltfc. Sales, 219 bales. , . .
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
Total visible supply: Wheat, 26.028,000
bushels: corn, 19,135,0u0 bushels; oats, 7,
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,
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
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.
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. $220.127.116.11..
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.
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.
May ... 88- 69 6H 69 Si
Julv ... 70H-H 70 'i 70' io
Sept ... 69 701,4 691i 70- C9V4
May ... 32 32i- 32 72 32
July ... 33H- 33'4 m KH-H
Sept ... 34ii-14 34',i 33 33-34 33t
May ... 26 20'4 23 26
July ... 234 23Vi 23i 23H-H 23
Sept ... 2074-21 21 20 2074 207i
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
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
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.
I Op'n;High! Low ICl'sel Sat.
People's Gas ..
Am. Tobacco ..
Leather Pfd ...
Federal Steel ..
B. R. T
C, B. & Q. ...
Rock Island ...
Atchison Pfd ..
N. Y. Central..
C. N. W
T. C. I
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
56 I 55
76 I 7614