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from Wei-Hai-Wei. This column, with
the Russian and American contingent
i over DoO men. must cut its way
throush a superior Chinese force wh on
is said to have sixty suns, although this
ferns incredible. The foreigners at
Tien Tsin are clearly in a desperate
state, with the garrison surrounded by
a Chinese horde and with ammunition
and supplies running short.
Somewhere beyond Tien Tain, either
on the way to Pekin or at that city,
is a mixed force of 2.300 men, with m
adeuuate supplies. ammunition and food
At trie ! -pat ions are probably from l,o00
to 2 000 Europeans, Japanese and Amer
leans, refuses being added to the work
ins otnckxl officer and the military and
naval guards about 450 men.
Every link in this chain of relief is
weak and detached, and there is no ac
curate information from any station ex-
C i-en w1k live in China assert that the
number of foreigners at Tien Tsin is
large, since the city has a Chinese pop
ulation of over a million and a com
merce of over $45,000,000. Tien Tsin is
the chitf distributing center for trade
in nothern China and Manchuria, and
the natural outlet for a half dozen of
the most populous provinces. There are
four foreign banks, a large body of
English, German, Russian, Japanese
and American merchants and several
groups of missionary stations.
The situuti. n of the foreigners at Tien
Tsin is regarded by former British offi
cials in China as deplorable, and doubts
are expressed respecting- the adequacy
of the relief force which is available
at Taku, unless Russia takes decisive
aneasures, as indicated last night in offi
cial communications from the foreign
office aj. St. Petersburg for the invasion
of Chinese territory by a really formid
able army. The Ameiiean and Euro
iiran fleets may lie working harmon
iously under the leadership of the senior
nr rear admiral at Taku. but the sup
pression of anarchy in China now re-
quiries the presence of a larger army
thnn a nv great power tSCept Russia
fan put into the field without delay.
Eondon.June 25 The Associated Press
learns Lord Salisbury is still hopeful
that the Chinese crisi3 will be solved
without war against that country as
whole. In spite of the alarming report
inclines to the bel ef that tne gov
-rnment of Cl.ina in some satisfactory
form will- shortly be able to reassert
itself. He does not mean that he be
littles the opposition of the various
viceroys who have given notice of their
willingness to cooperate wun ine unneu
forces. Without committing himself to
a delir.ite view of the future, he appears
averse to any scheme of territorial in
j, canity which, wh--n order is restored,
might be suggested by the powers who
liave suffered during the uprising.
The interview of the United States
ambassador, Mr. Joseph II. Choate with
Eord Salisbury was due to-instructions
received from Secretary Hay, in which
the ambassador was notified of the'
fiiendly positions of the various
viceroys and was instructed to secure
Lord Salisbury's views beyond casual
Mr. Choate had not mentioned the
crisis in the far east until he received
Secretary Hay's cable message. The
ambassador discovered the British pre
mier's views were exactly as frequently
represented in the dispatches. He
maintained the belief that the diplo
mats at i'ekin had not been massacred
and did n;t believe they were likely to
be. He is eminently satisfied with the
action already taken by the United
States and expressed the same views as
the cable dispatches attribute to Secre
tary Hay.
in short the conference may be said
to have not elicited a single point on
which Eord Salisbury differed from the
American attitude and while he ex
pressed his determination to use every
endeavor to restore order in the Pei Ho
Valley and extricate the diplomats his
estimate of the situation was tinged
with a spirit of hopefulness that con
trasted greatly with the general tone of
the British press.
The British ambassador did not dis
cuss the evenvoal settlement, and the
likelihood of a partition of China, etc..
End it may be reiterated that this phase
f the situation has not yet been made
the subject of an exchange of views be
tween any of the nations.
Judging from the account of what
passed between Mr. Choate and Lord
Salisbury and the statement recently
made to the Associated Press by the
ioreign otlice, that Great Britain and
titi.er nations, so far as the foreign of
jne tvoew, were confining all their ener
gies and deliberations solely to the pres
ent predicament, is a sincere statement
of fact. If Russia, Japan or any other
lower has an ulterior object in makin"
capital out of the trouble in China, Lord
Salisbury does not appear to be aware
of its existence.
One "Will Be Heard at the Auditorium
The Commercial club has decided to
give the colored people of Topeka a part
in the celebration of the opening of
the Auditorium, and Saturdav night of
u:e opening ween nas been placed at
their disposal. A meeting of colored
people will be held in the Commercial
club rooms Tuesday evening, and ar
rangements made for a musical enter
tainment to be participated in exclus
ively by colored people on that night.
It is proposed to organize a chorus
of 300 voices, ami such selections as
the "Gloria" from Mozart's "Twelfth
-""9 a'ia the "Anvil Chorus" from
"UTrovatore" are being talked or. Prof
Jackson's Twenty-third regiment band
w.ll furnish the instrumental music. It
is expected to commence rehearsals of
the chorus this week.
H. F. Mason Named by Eepublicans
of Finney.
Senator Baker's forces captured Fin
ney county in Saturday's convention,
H. F. Mason being renominated for the
legislature. Mr. Mason was a member
of the last house and is an enthusiastic
Laker man.
Mason defeated Bob Hopkins, who
was seeking the nomination in the con
vention as an avowed Burton support
er. Hopkins represented Finney coun
ty in the lower house several years and
is one of Burton's managers.
Mark Banna's Cousin.
After every national convention Kansas
'ways conies to the front with a relative
of some man of prominence who had to
1 with that gathering. This time ex-i-enator
"N . J. Buchan of Wvandotte
county ts the man who is being given
much advertising because he is 8fc.S to be
a cousin of Mark Haima.
castor 1 A
For Infants and Children.
Tha Kind Yea Have Always Bought
Kills One Person .Injures Others
and Takes His Own Life.
Cedar Rapids, la., June 25. Charles
Mefford, maniac, at 5 o'clock this morn
ing killed James Fitzsimmons, fatally
injured Joseph Drake.seriously and pos
sibly fatally injured Mrs. James Fitz
simmons, slightly injured Miss Kate
Fitzsimmons and then ended his own
Mefford was 27 years old and has been
insane for a number of years. Two years
ago he was In ' the Independence asy
lum for a short time, but escaped and
was never returned. He was Dot gen-.
erally considered dangerous.
Last night about 10 o'clock, while clad
in nothing but a shirt, he darted out of
his home, a raving maniac. He was
seen two or three times between then
and midnight, but the police failed to
f nd him.
Shortly before 5 o'clock this morning
Reginald Andrews, the janitor at. the
Old Ladies' home, was awakened by
crashing glass. The next moment Mef
ford stood before him, stark naked,
swinging a neckyoke.
"l'our time has come," shouted Mef
"What time do you mean?' 'asked An
drews with remarkable coolness.
"I have murdered one whole family
tonight and I am going to kill you next,
and then everybody in the home," re
plied Mefford.
Mefford swung the neckyoke and tried
to brain Andrews. The latter dodged,
and grabbed the weapon, threw Mef
ford on the bed and choked him until he
begged for mercy. Then Andrews agreed
to give him a bath, a suit of clothes and
some breakfast which apparently satis
fied him.
Rushing through the house, Andrews
locked the 12 or 14 old ladies in their
rooms, notified the police by telephone
and then ran across -the street to the
home of Joseph Drake for assistance.
Iirake dressed, picked up a revolver and
they started out.
As they did so Mefford. carrying an
ax, was seen to plunge through a win
dow in the home of James Fitzsimmons,
about 150 yards away. As he entered
the room Mrs. Fitzsimmons uttered a
scream. Mefford swung the ax. and
brought it down toward her head. Her
uplifted arm saved her life; the arm
was broken in two places and she sus
tained a serious scalp wound.
Mr. Fitzsimmons, hearing the scream,
clashed into the room and grappled with
the maniac. Mefford shook him off and
sent the ax crushing into his skull. split
ting his head wide open. Then, dashing
up stairs, Mefford attacked Miss Kate
Fitzsimmons. inflicting a number of se
vere scalp wounds.
When he came down stairs Drake had
just entered the house. Drake dropped
to his knee to shoot. Click, click, click,
went the revolver. But there were four
empty chambers and each time the
hammer came down on one of them.
Then Mefford struck him on the head
with the ax. A second and third blow
followed and Drake fell over.
Andrews escaped the maniac again.
Mefford took Drake's revolver and ran
out of the house. After running several
blocks he put at bullet into his left
breast Just below the heart. Running
on two or three blocks farther he sat
down on the curbstone. Placing the re
volver to the center of his forehead he
fired again. He continued to wave the
revolver above his head. But just as
the first officer grabbed the revolver
from behind Mefford fell over into the
gutter dead.
Santa Fe Committee Completes Deal
For Shop Property.
The finance committee of the Com
mercial club, having the Santa Fe shop
matter in charge, has completed ar
rangements for the purchase of the
property included in the first north
block of land directly east of the car
shops. This block extends from Se
ward avenue to Crane street and from
the car shops to Klein street, and the
cost of the land to the Commercial club
will be $11,700.
The abstracts of the property are now
being examined by the Santa Fe legal
department, and as soon as this work
is completed the money will be paid to
the property owners by the committee
and the property turned over to the
Santa Fe company. Mr. - Jonathan
Thomas, chairman of the finance com
mittee, expects to leave Topeka July 12,
and hopes to have the entire four acres
purchased and at the disposal of the
railway company by that time.
Garfield Park July 4th.
For privileges apply at Park from 10
a. m. to 1 o'clock each da v. or address
S40 Kan. Ave., N. T.
Remember the annual recital this ev
ening at the Grand Opera House, given
by the pupils of Mrs. Violet B. McCoy
and ladies' chorus of 25 voices. Free!
Free! Free!
Here is perhaps the last snapshot of the Boer war. In the hills around the Transvaal Capital the Boers made
Roberts onward sweep. But the odds were too much for them and the little band of patriots were engulfed in the
the dreaded lancer regiment called the "leath-or-Glory Boys." The picture shows the lancers in their final charge
From Interfering With. Mail Cars on
St Louis Transit Lines.
St. Louis, June 25. Judge Elmer B.
Adams of the United States district
court today granted a temporary in
junction in the case of W. D. Mahon
and all the members of Division No.
131 of the Amalgamated Association of
Street Railway Employees of America,
restraining them from' interfering in
any way with the running of mail cars
over the lines of the St. Louis Transit
None of the defendants were pres
ent. They were represented by "W. S.
Anthony, while District Attorneys
Hitchcock and Rosier acted for the
In summing up the contents of the
affidavits presented, Mr. Anthony de
clared that it was not shown that any
of the defendants had been guilty of
lawlessness. "On the contrary," he
added, "the strike leaders and all the
members of the Street Railway Men's
union have counseled law and order.
The Transit company is not responsible
perhaps for the unsettled conditions
which existed. It is the union man who
has been made to suffer and bear the
brunt of all disturbances. The pres
ident of the union, Sherman Patterson,
row dying in the hospital as the re
sult of being stabbed by an assassin."
At the conclusion of the arguments
Judge Adams rendered his decision sub
stantially as follows:
"It is conceded by the defendants that
this court has jurisdiction over the
question at issue. In the case of the
United States against Debs it was held
where it was shown there was unlawful
interference -with the mails or inter
state commerce the power of the court
of chancery could be invoked. The
authority of the government is binding
upon all the people. No distinction is
made for the young or the old, the
rich or the poor.
"The question here is whether the de
fendants have been shown by the am
davits to have been interfering with
the instrumentalities and the agencies
of the federal government. The court, in
passing on the point, does not under
take to punish if the affirmative posi
tion is sustained. The injunction pro
cess is intended as a deterrent, a pre
ventive of lawlessness and is a dec
laration and warning to all the peo
ple. The issue as set forth here is not
between the Transit company and
the members of the street car union,
but of the United States against the
strikers and all persons who may in
terfere with the operation of the mails.
"Irrespective of whether this or that
person has been guilty of an act of law
lessness, a reasonable apprehension as
to a violation of the laws of the United
States is practically all that is neces
sary to determine the issuance of an
"Soon after the present strike here
referred to was inaugurated there were
scenes of lawlessness throughout the
city. It is admitted that the mail cars
have been interfered with and their
prompt operations at times rendered
impossib! e.
"The defendants and those who have
acted in concert with them ordered the
strike. From this it follows that wheth
er they are guilty of lawlessness or not
as complained of. they must be held ac
countable for the necessary conse
quences of their acts.
"If it is true, and I hope it is, that
none of the defendants has been, guilty
of interfering with the mail cars, then
the injunction certainly can do no harm.
However, my ruling is not based upon
that conclusion. The motion for a tem
porary injunction is accordingly
"W. S. "Webber Would Build a Factory
in This City.
Mr. W. S. "Webber, one of the members
of the Richardson Shoe company of
Menominee, Mich., has written Secre
tary Anderson of the Commercial club
in reference to the establishment of a
show factory in this city. Mr. Webber's
idea is to organize a local company,
and erect and equip a suitable plant,
but he failed to speak of the details, of
his scheme in his letter.
Secretary Anderson will call on the
shoe merchants of Topeka and see what
the sentiment is in regard to the for
mation of a local company. Mr. Web
ber proposes to manufacture a staple
"seamless" shoe and states that 600
pairs are now being turned out' daily
at the factory in Menominee.
Chicago and Return via The Hock
Island Route!"
Tickets on sale June 25, 26 and 27, final
return limit July 3.
The funeral services of Mrs. H. C.
Rushmore, 735 Lincoln, who died Sun
day night at Christ hospital, will be
held at the First M. E. church Tuesday,
3 p. m. Friends of the family are invi
ted to view the body at the residence,
between the hours of 10 a. m. and 1:30
p. m. Tuesday.
How the British Lancers
The Amphitheater Will Comfortably
Seat 3500 People.
Final preparations for the Topeka
horse show are being made. The am
phitheater has been completed.. It is
strongly built and has a seating capac
ity of 3,500 persons. -
The prospects for the coming show are
flattering. The list of entries in the pro
fessional classes are surprisingly good.
The classes in which the entries are
confined to Topeka, have not been filled
as they should.Heretoforethe home peo
ple have been rather timid in entering
because of coming into competition
with professional horses.
Arrangement of classes ftas been
made so that Topeka people so desiring
may not have to compete with horses
from out of town. Those desiring to
make entries will have to do so before
tomorrow at noon, at which time the
books will be closed.
A polo game will be one of the fea
tures of the show. The sides will be
captained by Dean R. Low and A. E.
Ashbrook of Kansas City. This will be
the first polo game ever witnessed in this
city. The -players in this game are
mounted on horses. The sides line up
and a ball is placed between them. The
players carry long slender sticks with
which they strike the ball. The object
of the game is to drive the ball to a
goal at the end of the field. Any num
ber may play the game. It is a very
exciting game and sometimes becomes
The hunting tandem will be another
feature of the show. Each of the con
testants drive a tandem hitched to a
cart. They drive around the arena sev
eral times and at a signal all turn and
drive as fast as possible to a given
point where the drivers jump from the
cart and unfasten the leader from the
harness, mount and make a run before
taking the hurdle. This is also interest
ing and exciting.
The judges secured for the coming
show have no interests here and are
professional men who have acted in thia
capacity in shows in the larger cities.
The judges are: Mortimer Levering,
banker, of Layfayette, Indiana; Warren
Galbreath, claim agent of the M. K. &
T., Dallas, Texas: and John R. Gentry,
manager of the St. Louis horse show.
Fifteen head of horses were shipped in
to Topeka this morning.
O. D. Woodward will exhibit "Lime
Stone Bell," one of the greatest horses
in the high school class. This horse is
the one used by the Woodward Stock
company on the stage in the production
of "Quo Vadis."
Seventy-six entries have been made
from Kansas City.
Joseph T. McLeavey of Dwight has
entered a saddle horse.
"The Arrow," the pure white horse
which created a sensation when exhibi
ted at the Philadelphia horse show, will
be shown here.
The arena of the horse show will be
brilliantly lighted with electricity.
Don't say high school gaits. They are
D. H. Carter, the Kansas horseman,
has made entries in several classes.
A great many swell turnouts will be
seen at the show. Besides the ones from
out of town a number have been bought
by Topeka people especially for this oc
casion. Dean Low recently received
a w icker tandem cart and a ' wicker
runabout. The runabout is equipped
with an odometer which rings a bell at
the end of each mile, both electric and
gas lights, a clock and all the other ap
pointments which go to make a run
about complete.
A. Watson Armour, son of the million
aire packer, has made a number of en
Uncertain Prices of "Wheat Frightens
Topeka Millers.
Owing to the uncertain prices of grain
a number of the Topeka milling com
panies have called in their traveling
The elevators are ot filled to their
capacity at this time of the year, and it
is not thought advisable to fill them
while the present uncertainty of prices
The Shawnee Milling company has
called in three of their traveling men.
The Mid-Continent and the Inter-Ocean
mills each have three or four men still
on the road. The Topeka Milling com
pany is now doing business without
representatives on the road. It is
thought, however, that the prices will
soon become more stable.
Attention Comrades.
The members of Lincoln Post with all
other old soldiers are invited to meet at
Lincoln Post hall Monday evening at
7 o'clock to join in the parade to wel
come Congressman Charles Curtis
home. J. T. BARKLEY,
Assistant Commander.
J. M. MILLER. Adjutant.
Ice Trust Hearing.
New York. June 25. The grand jury
today went into a consideration of the
cases of conspiracy against the officers
of the American Ice company. The
hearing may be determined today or go
on for several days.
Opened the Way to Pretoria
Withdrawal From Cuba to Be Begun
Washington, June 25. As soon as Sec
retary Root returns to this city early next
week, final arrangements will be made
for the withdrawal os as many troops as
can be spared from further service in
Cuba. According to reports received from
Governor General Wood the elections
passed off quietly and without serious dis
order and affairs generally have become
tranquil, with no indications of future
trouble. In consequence of this encour
aging state of affairs the officials of the
war department are considering the ques
tion of a large reduction of the military
force in Cuba. It has been estimated that
about one-half of the troops can be safely
withdrawn in the next few months. Noth
ing will be settled as to which regiments
shall come until after Secretary Root re
turns to the city. There is an impression,
however, that the Fifth infantry, sta
tioned principally in the department of
Santiago, will be the first Cuban regiment
to return to the United States, and that
the Eighth infantry, stationed in the
same department, will follow soon after.
The return of these troops to the United
States will enable the department to
carry out its plan of sending regular
troops from this country to the Philip
pines to take the places of the volunteer
army which must be brought home and
discharged by June 30. 1901. Unless de
velopments in China necessitate a change
or programme tne nomeward movement
of the volunteer troops from the Philip
pines will begin in the earlv fall, and
about 8.000 or 10.000 regular troops will be
sent out gradually, from this country to
taKe tneir places.
Chicago, June 25. WHEAT "Wheat be
gan the new business "week nervous and
active with a big trade. Julv at the orjen
ing sold all the way from 86c to 88c,
compared with Saturday's close at SSc
The northwest was still without say and
the weather was reported still engaged in
scorching what remains of the spring
wneat wreck. In Manitoba there was
some moisture. Liverpool cables were
comparatively weak, and world's ship
ments heavy. Russian shipments were
2 000,000 bu. and attracted some attention.
Harvesting of the Kansas "bumper" crop
was reported progressing under the best
of conditions. There was heavy profit
taking in longs, but the demand was enual
to' the occasion and gradually pulled July
up to SSc at 11 o'clock. A decline to 87c
followed. Northwest receipts were light.
Chicago had 1S7 cars, 10 of contract grade,
while Minneapolis and Duluth reported
474 cars, against 649 last week and 9S1 a
year ago.
Later in the session the market broke
heavily. Southwest favorable conditions
were compared with the northwest situ
ation as balancing matters to a degree.
July declined sharpiy to 83e. A reaction
followed on covering, but the close was
unsteady, July 2c under Saturday, at 86c.
CORN The corn market was rather
easy, but fairly active. July opened 1c
to lc lower at 41c to 41c. rallied to
42fgc and then eased off to 41e, where
the market steadied. Receipts here were
610 cars.
Corn broke with wheat to 41c, but
steadied and closed 13c under yesterday
at 41c.
OATS Oats were strong and active,
supported by northwest buying on dam
ages to the feed crops of that section.
July opened c over Saturday at 25c,
and sold to 26c Receipts here were 2S4
PROVISIONS Provisions were active
and weak. Hog receipts were large, the
market at the yards lower and longs
were profit takers. Julv opened at $12.50
to $12.70 and sold oft to $12.35: Julv lard at
$6.95. declining to $6.87, and July ribs at
$7.05. easing to $7.02.
f? hAA-casn: n. w.. $1.80: s. w., $1.80;
September. $1.56: October, $1.50.
RYE July, 61c.
BARLEY Cash. 40tfr4Sc.
TIMOTHY September, $3.70.
Chicago Livestock Market.
Chicago, June 25. CATTLE Receipts,
21,000, including 1,408 Texans; generally 10c
lower. Good to prime steers. $5.00(a5.70;
poor to medium, $4.4Ofj5.0O; stockers and
feeders. $3.0C34.75: cows. $2.904.35: heifers.
$3.10g4.75: canners. S2.25fi2.85: bulls, $2.S0cj)
4.00: calves. $5.006.50: Texas-fed steers.
$4.30Ti5.15: Texas grass steers, $3.654.2;
Texas bulls. $2.75'S3.40.
HOGS Receipts today, 40,000; tomorrow,
25,000: left over, 1,809: 2c to 5c lower.
Top. $5.35: mixed and butchers. $5.10S5.35;
good to chriice heavy, $5.20?r5.35; rough
heavy, $5.05fi5.15; light, $5.055.30; bulk of
sales. $5.20fi5.30.
SHEEP Receipts. 14.000: about steadv.
Good to choice wethers. $4.40f(5.00; fair to
choice mixed. -$3.50fi4.50; western sheep,
$4.25Q4.75: yearlings. $5.00fj5.40; native
lambs, $5.00Ti6.40: western lambs, $6.00
6.30: spring lambs, $4.5066.75.
Official receipts Saturday: Cattle, 152:
hogs, 12,363; sheep. 5,164.
Kansas City LivestockMarkefc.
Kansas City, Mo., June 25. CATTLE
Receipts, 6.000; market steady to lower.
Native steers, $4.25rfr5.35: Texas steers,
$3.25?r5.00: Texas cows. $2.50S4.15: native
cows and heifers, $1.5tci4.95: stockers and
feeders. $3.0041 4.75; bulls. $2.306 4.25.
HOGS Receipts. 6.000: market steady
to shade lower. Bulk of sales, $5.05'!5.15:
heavy, $5.05fi5.20; packers. $0. 0065.15;
mixed and light. $4. 955.07; yorkers,
$5.00fi5.07: pigs. $4.85Tin.OO.
SHEEP Receipts. 2.000: market steadv.
Lambs, $4.50S7.00; muttons, $3.0O'i5.25.
Kansas City Produce Market.
Kansas City. Mo., June 25. WHEAT
Close: July 75c; September. 77c. Cash:
No. 2 hard. 76c: No. 3. 70.75c; new No. 2
red. 82g85c: No. 3. 74'ftSOc.
CORN July, 3ic; September, 40c.
Cash: No. 2 mixed,' 40c; No. 2 white,
407? V'c No. 3, 39e.
CATS-No. 2 white, 2627c.
RYE No. 2, 57c.
a last despairing attempt to check Lord
flood of horsemen whose vanguard was
or the war.
HAT Choice timothy, $10510.50: choice
prairie. $7.007.50.
BUTTER Creamery, 15-318; dairy,
fancy, 14c.
EGGS Fresh, 8c.
Topeka Markets Today. '
Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant. 112 East Fifth street, .Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
Topeka, June 25.
COWS 2.50z3.50.
DRY LOT STEERS $4.0034.50.
LIGHT $4.605 4.80.
MEDIUM AND HEAVY $4. 70S 4.95.
NO. 2 WHEAT 72c.
NO. 2 CORN 37&38c
NO. 2 OATS 231.4c
HAY $5.00.
EGGS 9 cents.
. Topeka Hide Market "
Tnnplra T, , n OS
Based on Chicago and Boston quota
tions. The -following are net prices paid
in Topeka this week:
New Tork TJp-Town Gossip.
Furnished by J.-C. Goings, Commission
Merchant, 112 East Fifth street, Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
New York, June 25. Much may depend
In the looal stock speculation this week
on the the course of events in China.
It is well to remember that much of the
news coming from China is founded upon
mere reports. In times of alarm any sit
uation is - apt - to be magnified for the
worst, and therefore considerable specu
lation should be exercised in the way of
crediting the most alarming dispatches
on the subject. There can be no doubt,
however, that- markets are likely to be
called upon for some time to deal with
the Chinese problem as an important
factor in influencing quotations. The
spring wheat crop promises to be
materially reduced as compared with last
year, but the street is disposed to ignore
the fact that this cereal supolies only
one-third of the total wheat crop of the
country. The corn crop is apparently
overlooked by the present bear operators
in the stocks. A tremendous part of the
country's wealth is derived from this
grain, and according to the majority of
advices com has started well. Some un
certainty of course will attend the ma
turing of the crop a month of two later,
but there is future favorable agricultural
conditions outside of the spring wheat
Cotton Mark at.
Galveston, Tex., June 25. COTTON
Steady, 9c
New York, June 25. COTTON Spot
closed quiet, 1-16 advance; middling up
lands, 9 9-16 c; middling gulf, 9 13-16C
Sales, 131 bales.
Butter Market.
New York, June 25. BUTTER Firm;
creamery extra, 16 19c; factory, 1316c.
Sugar Market.
New York, June 25. SUGAR Raw,
strong: fair refining, 4c: centrifugal, 96
test, 4c; molasses sugar, 3Tc: refined,
Arm: crushed, 6.10; powdered, 5.80; granu
lated. 5.70.
CO FEE Steady. No. 7 Rio, 88c
New York Money Market.
New York. June 25. MONEY Money
on call nominally IxfaZ per cent.; prime
mercantile Daper. dlMaA per cent.; ster
ling exchange weak with actual business
in Dankers bills at4.i614's lor demand
and at $4.8394(94.84 for 60 days: posted
rates, 4.y'(i-fe ana $4.ss; commercial mils.
SILVER Silver certificates, 60561c; bar
silver. 6"ic: Mexican dollars. 47ic.
BONDS Government bonds steady. U.
S. refunding 2s, registered. 103: coupon,
103: 2s, registered. Iu0; 3s. registered, 109;
coupon. 109V4: new 4s. registered 134ii:
coupon. 134V: old 4s. registered, 114; cou
pon, 11a; as, registered, 113; coupon, 113.
Market Gossip.
Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant. 112 t:ast ittn street. Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
Weather map shows showers In Mani
toba, north of American line, and .44 inch
at Rapia uity.
Wheat receipts last year: Duluth, 293
cars; .11nne3p011s, cars.
Omaha receipts: Hogs, 7,500; cattle, 2
World's shipments of wheat, 8,200,000
Chicago shipments: Cattle, 652; hogs,
4.146: sheep, 0.
Liverpool: Wheat, Id higher; corn, d
lower .
Kansas City receipts: Wheat, 185 cars,
against 300 cars last year. Corn, 81 cars,
against 103 last year. Oats, lz cars,
against 4 cars last year.
Closing Liverpool cable: Wheat un
changed to d higher: corn. 4iid lower.
Kstimated receipts of hogs at Chicago
tomorrow, a.yw.
Minneapolis receipts today, 419 cars.
Visible supply changes for the week
Wheat increased 1.34S.000 bu .: corn de
creased 53.000 bu. : oats increased 932.00 bu
Total visible supply: Wheat. 4.s44.nu0
bu.; corn, 12.162.0u0 bu.; oats, 6,833,000 bu
Range of Prices.
Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant. 112 East Fifth street, Topeka.
Kansas, receiver ana snipper or grain.
Chicago, June 25.
Article. Open High low Close Sat.
Vv H KAl
June 85 87
July ... SIVi 8814 83i 86 88
Aug ... SSK 89 84 871,4 S3M
June 41 42t
July ... 42 42V4-1 40 41 42Vi-
Aug ... 42 43 , 41 42& 43
June 25 2514
July ... 25 26 24 25 25'i
Aug ... 26Vk 26 25 26 26
June .... 12 32 12 C5
July ...12 50 12 52 12 10 12 32 12 65
Sept ...12 70 12 SO 12 32 12 55 12 87
June 6 S5 7 07
July ... 6 95 6 97 6 85 6 87 7 07
Sept ... 7 15 7 15 6 S)7 7 02 7 22
It 1 US
June 6 2 7 15
July ... 7 07 7 07 6 92 6 97 7 15
Sept ... 7 20-15 7 20 7 00 7 05 7 25
July ... 764 77 73H 75 76
Sept ... 79 79 75 77 7b
July ... 39 39 38 38 39
Sept ... 40 40 39 40 40
Ranges of Prices on Stocks.
Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant, 112 East Fifth street, Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
New York, June 25.
I !
110l 112!!12
93 I 95 ! 94
$4 I 8ijl 85
28 I 2?' 29
49 i 62! 51
2 29 2-..
120V 1224 121
12I 103U loS'i,
People's Gas ..
Am. Tobacco ..
A. S. & W. ....
B. R. T
Federal Steel ..
C. B. & Q
C. R. I. & P...
C. M. & St. P..
Atchison com..
Atchison pfd ..
121 W
109 i 109
24 i 24
70 I 69
85: M
7s-r 7S:
471 46
Western Cnion
46 I
48 I
12, --vi
30 I
Mo. Pacific ...
t. Pac. pfd .
17. Pac. com .
Atchison adj .
N..Y. Central.
S. Pacific .....
C. C. C
C. & O
B. & O
T. C. & I. ...
N. Pac. pfd ...
N. Pacific
L. & N
0i i l'i
551-,: 56
2J 24
57 1 57
71 73
63 1 63
70 I 70
4S! 49
74 I 73
LC. & G. W. ...
10 10 101 10
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