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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE IS, 1900. TCPEKA STATE JOURNAL ET FRANK P. MAC LEXKAS. VOLUME XXVII No. 145 Official Paper of tha City of TopeKa. " TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dully edition, delivered by carrier, 10 cents a weeK to any part of Topeka or suburbs, or at the same price in toy Kan sas town where tha paper ha a carrier ystem. I y mail, one yaar "'S I'.v mall, three months Weekly edition, one year -W PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal Buiiuins, 800 and 133 Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE. Tempi" Court Bldg. L Frank Richardson. Mgr. CHTCAOO OFFICE. Stock Exchange Bldg. A- Frank Richardson, Mar. tnNBON OFFICE. 12 Red Lion Court, Fleet Btree-t. TELEPHONES. RnsIniMw Office We'.! 'Phone 107 Iteportern" Room Bell "Phone 677 It seems strange that nobody has thought of Depew for the vice presi dency. There are so many wars in progress and in prospect that the stories about them are likely to swamp the maga zines. The court of claims has settled the Eehley-Sampson controversy, but it hasn't altered the opinions of the people. A good river-crosser likeBuller should not be overlooked by England in select ing a man to do her share of the fight ing in China. ' Sampson has been awarded the honor and the lion's share of the money for the destruction of Admiral Cervera's fleet at Santiago. Why wasn't Dewey given a share of the prize money awarded for the des- truotiou of Cervera's fleet? He had as much to do with it as had Sampson. Washington Post: When things In the Philippines become a trifle dull. Gen. Fred Funston can always be re lied upon to furnish something sensa tional. The convention at Philadelphia will put in as much time and go through the same routine as it would if the can didate for the presidency were not al ready chosen. The general decline in prices has reached the boot and shoe trade. Sugar stands out in marked contrast to other manufactured goods and advances in price steadily. The government seems about to send troops from Manila to China. In con sideration of the fact that China teems with rivers, Gen. Funston should be placed in command of the expedition. Isn't it about time to begin holding meetings and passing resolutions of sympathy with the boxers, the mission aries, Admiral Seymour's International army, the empress dowager, the im prisoned emperor or somebody else in China? There sftns to be some difference of opinion whether it is better to nomi nate for the vice presidency arr orator or a man with a barrel. It will be noticed that not many of the gentle men mentioned combine both qualifi cations. China may as well fight it out now that she has started. If a settlement of the trouble should be reached with out fui'ther fighting or destruction of property the bill of damages is already so large that the indemnities which will be demanded by foreign countries will absorb a large share of the empire. There is but a single pauper on the Kansas state poor farm. The forlorn old chap spends most of the time sit ting on the front porch bewailing his loneliness and denouncing the pernic ious prosperity which has robbed him of his companions. New York Mail and Express. The foregoing paragraph loses some of its effect from the fact that Kansas has no "state poor farm." THE COUNTRY STORE. From Cincinnati Commercial Tribune The great departmental stores of our cities have awakened our country mer chants. The city dailies bring the de partmental stores to the homes of peo ple in all our rural towns and villages. These places are, besides, flooded with catalogues, descriptive of the wares of these great establishments and clearly indicative of the prices they call for. The resident of the country town' can order from either newspaper advertise ment or catalogue and his order by mail will at once be honored. Orders by mail are, day by day, in increasing in numbers, reaching the departmental stores. The country store' is, therefore, brought into almost as close a competi tion with these large establishments as even the smaller city stores. Will the country store disappear? No, but the country storekeeper must adopt new methods. He must keep up with the times. He must renovate and replenish his stock more frequently. He must keep on hand a class of goods in all re erects acceptable to customers. He must treat his neighbors with unvary ing kindness and consideration. They are no longer bound to buy from him. The word "must" disappears in this r gard from their vocabulary. The de partmental store will, we believe, kill entirely the credit system, so injurious alike to the country merchant and the farmer. The country merchant must, to keep up with the times, . sell for cash. The lower pi'ices his goods call for will enable his customers to pay more readilv in cash for their pur chases, and thus prevent overcharging on the ore hand and extravagance and Improvidence on the other. The coun try stove will remain, but it will no longer be the country store of old, with stocks six or more months old and prices many points in advance of ac tual figures. It will be a store of quick sales and light profits. The attentive urbane, kindly country merchant will be, at all times, a successful competitor of the departmental store. He is right ther? among his people. They know him, they like him, and hence will pa tronize him. - He will, besides, be a much more frequent visitor and larger purchaser in our city markets. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Glo"be. Tou can't curse bad luck away. Every one is bilious enough at times to be romantic. An impHrfln ftlwavft thinks it Instl- fiable to lie about his country. Nearly every woman thinks it neces sary ta occasionally put out a sign: "This Is my frigid day." It causes a general smile when a w-ldow expresses her intention of wear ing her mourning veil forever. Some women'walk into a store, and, after "looking" for a long time, buy the worst looking things in stock. There are so many rains upon picnic parties that the times demand the in vention of a sandwich that is water proof. For years an Atchison man has been "going" with a girl. Lately he quit. People wondered. "I shied, at her kin," he explained. . . An Atchison man is so stubborn, that he will go to Paris next month, in or der that he may return and say he did not go to see the exposition. This isi the season when every woman should lock the front door, tie up the bell, and retire to the kitchefl, not to emerge until her cherries are all put up. "When are you going abroad?" a man asked Gen. Guthrie today. "Well," toe replied, "it's all a question of whether I can get out of it. My wife wants to go, and v.he indications now are that she will win. Still, something may turn up to help mei out." POINTED PARAGRAPHS From the Chicago News. The telescope lens enchantment to the distant view. Woman is the only tyrant that some men are not inclined to resist. Some people evidently go to the opera just to hear themselves talk. You can always bank on finding a well-filled pocketbook interesting. When a man becomes a chronic loafer he beginu to prey upon his neighbors. The police should keep an eye on car penters; many of them are counter fitters. Every time you avoid doing wrong you increase , your inclination to do right. It's safer to be ignorant of a secret that's dangerous to keep than it is to know it. Medicine and advice are two things that it is always more pleasant to give than to receive. Joseph'.; brethren probably cast him into the pit because they thought it was a good opening for a young man. " Ice cream and bon-bons may be the food of love, but bread and meat occupy important positions on the matrimonial bill of fare. K. of L. Special Westing. Washington, June 18. A special meet ing of the general assembly of the Knights of Labor called by order of Acting General Master Workman Chamberlain began here today. The meeting l ad hardly settled down to bus iness when a policeman entered the hall and arrested Messrs. Parsons. O'Keefe and Connor of the executive board and Martin Mealey, Daley and Armstrong on a warrant sworn out by an employe of Mr.Hayes, charging them with malic ious trespass. They were released on bail. The supporters of Mr.' Hayes then barricaded the door and proceeded with the meeting. LOCAL MENTION. Dr. E. R. Cheney has been appointed coroner for Saline county to fill the va cancy caused by the resignation of Dr. W. S. HE.rvey, brother of ex-Governor Harvey. The county commissioners received a petition today from the officers in the court hou:se praying that screens be put on tne aoors ana windows in the court house. E. H. Piddle of Elizabeth. W. Va.. is here assisting in the establishment of the rural free delivery service of Kan sas. Korn, to Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Paxton. at x o ciock mis aiternoon, a girl. Of all ill health Is caused by Impure Blood The cause is removed by purifying the blood with Hood's Sarsaparilla It cures Scrofula, Salt Rheum, all Humors, Boils, Pimples, etc. Makes Rich Red Blood By increasing the red corpuscles which give the "blood life and color. Remember, Hood's , is Peculiar To Itself 9I0 WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE What Becomes of a Patient? Doctors have their hobbies as well as other people and in the treatment of disease often carry them too far for the patient's good. For instance in the treatment of indigestion or dyspepsia many doctors give bismuth and nothing else, others rely on pepsin to bring their patients through, still another doctor treats stomach troubles with the var ious vegetable essences and fruit salts. Now one or the other of these excel lent remedies becomes a hobby with the doctor who has had most success with the particular one in question, because all of them are first class remedies for indigestion and dyspepsia, but not one of them alone is so good as a combina tion of all of them, such as is found in Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets which con tains not only vegetable essences and fruit salts, but also the freshest, purest pepsin and bismuth, making altogether a remedy unsurpassed for every form of indigestion, sour stomach, nerVous dyspepsia, belching of gas, distress after eating, sleeplessness, headaches, etc. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets is not a secret patent nostrum, but you can see for yourself what it is and knowing this, its sucess as a dyspepsia cure is not sur prising. All druggists recommend and sell them at 50 cents. DR. SMITH NOMINATED. Will Again Make Race Against His Business Partner. Dr. F. H. Smith, Democrat, has been renominated for representative in Sher man county by the fusionists. Dr. Smith is making the race against his business partner. Dr. A. A. Shelly, who has been nominated by the Republicans for the second time. The fusionists nominated Dr. Smith Saturday, naming at the same time the following county officers: Prosecuting attorney, Hoyt Andrews, Populist: sup erintendent, Jno. Reed, Democrat: clerk of the court, Henry Payson, Populist; probate judge, G. L. Calvert, Democrat; county commissioner, Fred Dawson. Democrat. The Democrats secured four of the offices; the Populists two. Sepa rate conventions were held. FEARS FOR MARINES. United States Forces in Grare Danger. Washington, June IS. Owing to the eccentric action of the telegraph wires and cables which interferes with Ad miral Kempff communicating with the navy department and also with his su perior officer, Admiral Remey, at Ma nila, the navy department may give Ad miral Kempff an independent command in the interests of quick dispateh of business. There has been no friction whatever between the two admirals ond the commander in chief of the station. Admiral Remey, has given due support to Admiral Kempff during the crisis. Great apprehension exists at the navy department as to the fate of the United States marine guard of 06 men which landed at Tien Tsin and dispatched by rail. Thev went forward to Pekin under an authorization granted by the Chi nese government to the United States minister at Pekin in common with other ministers to employ a naval guard at the legation. Just before the wires from Pekin were cut word came that Minister Conger had detached 20 of these marines from his legation and placed them as a guard at the Metho dist compound. AUCTION OF HOUSES. Commercial Club Will Sell Those on Hands to Highest Bidders. The Commercial club has practically decided to sell the houses now located on the four acres to be used immediate ly for Santa Fe shop buildings at auc tion instead of placing them in the hands of agents to dispose of. President Holman favors the plan of setting a day for the auction of all the houses, out buildings and walks, and arrangements will be made to carry this out. It is quite likely that in many instan ces the present owners of houses will buy them back and move the buildings to other locations. The club has receiv ed many inquiries regarding the houses, and the auction is expected to prove spirited. The club hopes to secure a considerable sum of money from the sale of the houses. Pensions For Kansans. Washington, June 18. Pensions have been granted as follows: Original Wesley Wells, Westmore land, $6; Geo. Wr. Knight, Lawrence, $3; Joseph Cloud, Eudora,$6; Henry Brown, Girard. $6. Additional Lansing Bickwell, Hois ington, $12. Increase Reuben Buck, Winfield, $14: Erie Nelson, Scandia, $8; Lewis Logan, Arkansas City, $14; John P.Black, New ton, $14; John Crippen, Moundridge, $12; John L. Forbett, Atlanta, $8; Samuel Roberts, Washington, $S. Reissue Special, May 31, Wm.H.Har den, Marysvllle, $24. Reissue and increase Wm. Catt, "Val ley Falls, $17. Original widows, etc. Spe. acc. May 31, Mary Stephens, Ogden, $8. Chief Samory Dead. Paris, June 18. A dispatch from the French Congo district announces that Chief Samory. who for a long time was the host redoubted opponent of the French in West Africa, is dead. Place For Nick Chiles. Nick Chiles, Topeka's irrepressible negro, has been made an assistant sergeant-at-arms for the Republican national convention in Philadelphia. Delagoa Bay Decision. Berne, June 18. The second install ment of the Delagoa Bay railroad decis ions was today communicated to the parties most interested. Italy's Cabinet Resigns. Rome, June 18. The Italian cabinet has resigned. Big Cut in Prices. New York, June 16. Structural men decided today to make a big cut in prices. At a meeting in the Holland house it was agreed to make the fol lowing quotations: Beams and chan nels $2.05 a hundred pounds, and angles $1.95 a hundred pounds. These are New York prices. The prices heretofore have been $2.40 a hundred pounds for each product. Harper Wants an Elevator. Harper, June 16. This town of 2.000 population and two railways, located in one of the banner wheat counties of the state, is without a grain elevator or warehouse, and is looking around for an enterprising capitalist to build one. There is no better investment of its kind in the state. TRYING TO COMPROMISE. Labor Leaders Endeavor to Settle Strike Troubles. - Chicago.June 18 The Building Trades Council held a prolonged session last night in which the failure of negotia tions for a settlement of the labor trou bles was earnestly discussed, but ad journed at an early hour this morning without having promulgated any aenn- ne line or action. According to the statement of Presi dent Carroll, the members of the Build ing Trades Council unanimously ap proved the plan of arbitration suggested by the labor delegates to the Building Contractors Council and the request for another conference at which there should be no members or officers of that organization. hI am just as firmlv convinced as the delegates," said President Carroll, "that a settlement can be reached through a conference with representatives of the employer's associations who are not members of the Building Contractors Council. The members of the executive committee of the contractors council are open to the same criticism that has been made against the officials of the Build ing Trades Council and we want the rank and file of the contractors to treat with the rank and file of the unions. They would reach a settlement in a short time." . GET MONEY BACK. Brewers Awarded a Rebate on Stamps Purchased Early. Chicago, June 18. The United States circuit court of appeals today announc ed a decision affirming a decision of Judge Kohlsaat upholding the claims of Chicago breweries for a discount on the stamp tax paid under the Dingley act. A recent decision In Cincinnati was used as authority in making the decision. The suit was brought by the Manhattan Brewing company to recover $5,000, the 7 per cent discount on stamps purchased a few hours before the Ding ley act went into effect. There are hun dreds of similar cases throughout the country and the case was regarded as of great importance to the government. An appeal will be made to the supreme court as a test case. HER NAME CHANGED. Concordia "Woman Notary Must Re sign Because She Married. A Concordia woman who was a no tary public was married and she was loth to surrender her commission owing asking for a legal opinion as to the to the change of name. The problem was an important one and she com municated with the attorney general, method she should rmrsue in solving it. The attorney general has advised that she surrender the commission held when she was single and make application for reappointment as a notary under her present name Kelma Frankforter. QUARANTINE RAISED. Treasury Department ReniOTes the Ban on California Travel. Washington, June 18. The treasury department has directed Dr. Kinyoun of the marine hospital service and quarantine officer at San Francisco, to rescind his recent order putting into effect the circular issued some time ago by the marine hospital, forbidding per sons from leaving California unless provided with a health certificate. The department also has directed to con test the case against Dr. Kinyoun of contempt of court for putting this reg ulation into effect. The attorney gen eral has been asked to instruct the United States attorney at San Fran cisco to appear for Dr. Kinyoun, as it is thought that he had no intention of disregarding the mandate of the court. A committee from the California delegation to Philadelphia came here today to protest to the president and secretary of the treasury against the strict national quarantine regulations resulting from the plague reports . RESTRICTIONS WITHDRAWN. San Francisco, June 18. Federal Quarantine Officer Dr. Kinyoun. has no tified railroad and steamship companies that he has withdrawn all his inspect ors and that both Chinese and whites are free to leave the state without cer tificates of inspection. HOD LAWRENCE'S SUCCESS. Topeka Man Made First Tenor in Frank Daniels Co. Mr. Howard Lawrence, the well known Topeka young man who left here last fall to take a place with the Frank Daniels Opera company, has been of fered the leading tenor role for next season, and has accepted. The infor mation is contained in a letter to a To peka friend. He will be seen here with the company in "The Ameer" early in the season. . Mr. Lawrence's rise in comic opera is remarkable. His experience last sea son was his first as an operatic tenor. It is seldom that a singer secures a leading role in as large and prominent a company as that of Frank Daniels after only one season on the stage. AGE NO BAR. Everybody in Topeka Is Eligible. Old people stooped with suffering. Middle age, courageously fighting. Youth protesting impatiently. Children unable to explain. Baby crying, can't tell why. All in misery from their kidneys. Only a little backache first. Comes when you catch a cold. Or when you strain the back. Backache is the first step of kidney trouble. Many complications follow. Urinary disorders, diabetes, Bright's disease. Doan's Kidney Pills cure backache. Cure every form of kidney ills. Plenty of Topeka proof that this is so. Mr. O. Halterman of No. 233 Madison steet. says: "I am getting pretty well along in years. When employed at the Thompson Hardware Co. I was com pelled to give up tny position on ac count of my health failing. A dull aching existed over my kidneys, ac companied with a weakness of the blad der, so bad that the secretions from the kidneys were not under control and my rest was greatly disturbed nights, t saw Doan's Kidney Fills advertised and procured them at Rowley & Snow's drug store, corner Sixth street and Kansas avenue. The treatment relieved me of my trouble in a remarkably short time and there has been no recurrence since." Doan's Kidney Pills are for sale by Rowley & Snow, 600 Kansas avenue, and by all other dealer's. Price, 50 cents. Mailed on receipt of price by Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo, N. Y., sole agents for the United States. Remember the Tinme. Doan's. and take no substitute. HANNA SAYS WAIT No Call to Decide Yice Presi dency Till Delegates Arrive. Philadelphia, June 18. The confer ence in regard to the vice presidential situation in Senator Hanna's room ended at 2:30 for the time without any actual result being accomplished. Sen ator Hanna said: "It seems to me that it would be Just as well to wait until the delegates ar rive and see what they want to do about the vice presidency." He declared that the administration had no candidate. Personally he thought Secretary Long was in every way Qualified for the position. The senator believes that if Governor Roosevelt will take the same decided stand now that he took a few weeks ago in Washington it will put a stop to the talk about him. That stand is that he would not ac cept the nomination even if it were tendered him. After the conference with Governor Roosevelt Senator Hanna was asked: "Do you think Roosevelt wants the nomination?" "Well, I do not know. He knows how he can stop it." ARIZONA FOR ROOSEVELT. Philadelphia, June 18. The Arizona territorial delegation caucused today and Charles H.Akers.a delegate at large was elected chairman. A poll on vice president showed the delegates are a unit for any man who is acceptable xo the administration. If the latter has no candidate then the delegates will vote solidly for Roosevelt. But in the event of the New York governor declining to let his name before the convention, the Arizona men will throw their support to Dolliver. By invitation General Ashton, of Washington, had a conference today with Governor Roosevelt. He told the governor that the northwest wanted to know exactly what his position in the vice presidential contest is. Naturally his section was favorable to Bartlett Tripp, but if Mr. Roosevelt was to be a candidate they saw the futility of their efforts. The governor replied that he did not want the office, but that he feared from the shape the matter had taken he, would have to accept it. WARSfflPSSUNK. Two British Yessels Lost Fight at Taku. in Berlin, June 18. The German consul at Che Foo telegraphs that a Japanese torpedo boat from Taku has brought the following: "The Chinese laid torpedoes in the Taku river and collected troops from Shan Hei Kwan. The foreign com manders assembled on the Russian flagship and addressed an ultimatum to the commanders of the Taku forces summoning them to withdraw their troops before 2 o'clock, June 17. At 1 a. m., June 17, the guns at the forts opened Are tow hich the Russian.British French and Japanese warships replied. The bombardment lasted seven hours. Two British ships in the river between the forts are reported to have been sunk." REPORT OF OUR ADMIRAL. Washington, June 18. The navy de partment has made public the text of the two cablegrams received this morn ing from Admiral Remey and Com mander Taussig. The first is as fol lows : "Cavite, June 18, 9:40 a. m. Bureau of navigation, Washington: Taussig ca bles that Taku forces fired upon foreign gun vessels and then surrendered to the allied forces the morning of June 17. Kempff asks instructions about joining other powers who are taking united action in demanding that the Taku forces be turned over to them to se cure favorable termination of the trouble. 'Will the department instruct Kempff through Taku. at Che Foo, and give me the same information? KKMhY. The telegram from Commander Taus sig, of the Yorktown, is as follows: "Che Foo, June 17. Taku force fired upon foreign vessel about 12:45 a. m. Surren dered to allied forces at 8 a. m. The Brit ish admiral is at Tien Tsin. . "TAUSSIG." BIG PLATE GLASS BROKEN. Fell With a Crash to Sidewalk This Afternoon. While the workmen were taking the large plate glass window from the front of W. W, Mills dry goods store this afternoon, preparatory to replacing it with another, they lost control of it and it fell with a crash, breaking into a thousand pieces. Fortunately no one was struck by it. A couple of the workmen had their fingers slightly cut in trying to save it. The window had a crack the width of it near the bottom. In taking it out the putty had all been removed and a breath of wind blew the top part in ward. The window was about Cxll feet in size and was worth about $75. PANAMA THREATENED. Surrender of the City Demand ed by Colombian Rebels. Kingston, Jamaica, June 18. Passen gers who arrived from Panama on board the British steamer Don, from Colon, brings details of a battle which was fought June 13 and 14 on the Bejuca Plain and Anton Hill, between govern ment forces, composed of three bat talions numbering about 1,500 men, and a force of revolutionists under General Belasrio Parras. It is asserted that 400 soldiers and 35 officers of the govern ment force were killed and that the re mainder of the government army was divided. The passengers of the Don further as sert that General Parras addressed a letter to General Campos, the governor of Panama, demanding the surrender of the city, adding that otherwise the place would be taken by force. When the' Don left Colon, June 15, General Parras was fifteen miles from Panama with 1,500 well armed infantry and 500 cavalry. It was believed General Campos would be compelled to surren der the city. Sir tha s9 i He mm tou Hav Aiwavs uoa Signature of MORRISON'S Annuel S MONTH x X XS-" $ 10 to 25 per cent Discount on Silverware This Month. I C. H. MORRISON, f X 507 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. 100 MEN DISCHARGED. Santa Fe Appropriations For Exten sions Is Exhausted. Over 100 men employed in Santa Fe engineering works, principally in Okla homa, have been discharged from the service of the company. The reason as signed is the fact that the finance com mittee has made no appropriation for further construction work after the completion of the Guthrie & Western line. This is the road which the Santa Fe and Rock Island are building joint ly, and will be finished in about two weeks. Unless money is appropriated after the close of the fiscal year this action means that no more construction work will be done by the Santa Fe during 1900. HELD TO ACCOUNT. France Slakes Chinese Ticeroy Personally Responsible. Paris, June 18. M. Delcasse has sum moned the Chinese minister to Paris, and has requested him to immediately telegraph to the viceroy of Yunnan Sen that France will hold him personally responsible for the lives of French citi zens. FIGHTING AT TAKU. Further Light Thrown on It in Brit ish Parliament. London, June 18. In the house of commons today Mr. Broderick, the par liamentary secretary of the foreign office, amplified the admiralty's news from Chee Foo. He said the Japanese warships reported that the Chinese forts opened fire on the gunboats at the mouth of the river yesterday at 12:30 a. m., and that the ships then en gaged the forts, and that the engage ment was proceeding when the Japan ese ships left at 5:30 a. m. yesterday. Detachments from all the foreign warships were landed Saturday to pro tect Taku. There was one Chinese warship at Taku which remained passive. Mr. Broderick added that British, Russian, Jaranese and French, reinforcements were due to arrive about Thursday. Within the last hour, said Mr. Brod erick in conclusion, he had heard that the telegraph line from Taku to Tien Tsin had been restored. The fitting out of the Japanese bat tleship Asahi of 15,200 tons being fin ished at Clyde Bank is being expedited, and she is under orders to sail within a week. The failure of the international forces to reach Pekin has greatly intensified the anxiety here as to the fate of the Europeans huddled togetner in the le gations at the Chinese capital, and it was feared also the check to Admiral Seymour's force necessitating their re turn to Tien Tsin will lead to large ac cessions to the ranks of the boxers and make their suppression still more diffi cult. A Careless Letter Writer. The United States marshal has ar rested a man, W. B. Bowers of Sa betha, Kan., who is charged with send ing obscene matter through the, mail3. Bowers is about 48 years oid and is con sidered a crank on patent rights. It seems that he got cranky on other sub jects and wrote an obsence letter to a school teacher in Seneca. Liabilities $370,575. New York.June 18. John H. Fife, who was a partner with William P. Petty in conducting the Metropolitan hotel filed a petition in bankruptcy today. Fife's liabilities are placed at $270,576, with assets of $100. French Ships in China. Paris, June 18. The French first class cruiser Guichen and the French armor ed cruiser Amiral Charener have been ordered to fit out immediately for China. Grain Lettei. WHEAT Llverpol was only tip half a penny to start with this morning, but closed at an advance of about Id for the day. Foreign markets have not been fol lowing our advance, but they will surely have to sooner cr later, as wheat is un rioubt31y going 20c a bushel higher, and will stay thereabuuts until another crop is assured. With less than half a crop in Ohio, and onlv about one-fifth of a crop in Indiana. Michigan and Illinois, and in fact hardiv enough of a crop to furnish seed in all the states except Kansas and Texas, and Oklahoma and the worst damage ever known in the northwest, with political troubles in the orient rapidly assuming a warrish countenance, we see high priced wheat for at least another year. We will get setbacks of a cent or so from time to time, but while the shrewd trader is likely to get a cent profit on short wheat sold on good bulges, he is almost sure to get twenty cents a bushel profit buying on breaks. CORN Corn is higher, but not as strong as it should be. in sympathy with the big advance in wheat. Com and oats pit is almost deserted these days, while wheat is booming. Corn may work higher in Sympathy wi'h wheat, but the talent are selling it on bulges. PKoVlSIONrf There was a light run of hogs this morning, but prices wer lower at the yards. This did not affect the fu tures, and Julv pork closed at the same price that it did Saturday, after opening 10c a barrel higher. We feel friendly to pork and believe it will eventually go much higher. J. G. GOINGS. liveware Sale OF JUNE. Rogers' triple-plate Knives per set .' Rogers' triple-plate forks, per set Rogers' Al plate Teaspoons, per set 4-Piece Tea Set 4-piece Tea Set, quadruple plate, with tray Bake Dish. quadruple plate Al plate Butter Knives Al plate Sugar Shells , Cheaper plate Sugars and Butters, each , Cold Meat Forks Cold Meat Forks small size Large Vegetable Servers ....... Berry Spoons .' Sterling Tea Spoons,' each $1.63 . 1.68 . 1.00 . 4.75 , 8.75 3.60 .38 , .38 , .18 , .68 .38 .68 . .98 . .68 4 WALL PAPER Has no equal as a beautifying agent. Ours are all that can be desired. They represent the best materials and high est skill the industry is able to com mand. H. L LARSH & CO. We Do the Best Work. 116 W. Eighth St. Great Bargains -IS If you want a Refrigerator, come and get our prices. We are selling them very cheap this week. T. J. COUGHLH 4IDW. CO. Telephone 603. 702 Kansas Ave. WATCH SALE For the next few days I will sell La dies' Gold Watches at the following low prices: O Size, gold filled, warranted for CO years So'u S 1 1 .CO and $11.50 6 size, gold filled, warranted 25 ye.trs I ) Hampden movements $ I 6 size, gold filled, warranted 10 years, C Cfl with reliable movemeut OiJU O size, gold filled, warranted 25 years Diamond set I C i- 0 17 Vaitham movements v I 0 IU v ' Sohd gold. Hampden 400 size , $ 5 00 Eeautiful Enameled Watches warrant?. $7.50 tO $10 FRED. C. FAGERCRANS, 720 Kansas Ave. May Take Off a Train. It is altogether likely that instead of running east bound train No. 114, which now leaves Topeka at 2:45 p. m.,, into Kansas City earlier, the Santa Fe will abandon it under the new time card, allowing train No. 2 to take its place. The eouipment of west bound train No. 113 will be held, however, to protect the business in the event the through train is late. When No. 2 is on time a special stock train will probably be run instead of the local passenger. The Hudson River Day Boat. The Lake Shore Fast Mail No. 6 leav- ' ing Chicago daily 8:30 a. m., with j through buffet sleeper. Is the only train ' from Chicago making direct connection with the Hudson River Day Line boats i from Albany. The New England Kx i press is the only twenty-six hour train I between Chicago and Boston. Leaves Chicago every day at 2.00 p. m. The Lake Shore Limited is the oniy twenty ! four hour train between Chicago and ! New York passing through the beauti j ful Mohawk Valley and along the banks j of the Hudson River by daylight. Sum ! mer tourist tickets are now on sale, j B. F. Humphrey, T. P. A., Kansas City, I Mo., F. M. Byron, G. W. A., Chicago. ' Tourist Kates to Colorado and Utah. Tickets will be sold from points of i Missouri Pacific to Denver, Colorado ! Springs and Pueblo, Colo., and Salt ! Lake and Ogden, Utah, June 1st to Sep tember lath, at - greatly reduced rates. See nearest ticket agent or write H. C. TOWNSKND, G. P. & T. A.. St. Louis, SI a. F. E. NIPPS, A gent. " Topeka. Kansas. Awnings. The best in the world; (made of wood, awning and blind com bined) to be seen at and sold by J. Thomas Lumber Co., Cll Van Burea street. Refnprato.