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TOPEKA STATE JOTJRNAIj, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 5, 1900. o Small ffj W ! WAR CRY IS IMPERIALISM (Continued from First Page.) ' to avoid a presentation of the minority views. George Fred Williams, who was one of the most prominent contestants, gives the credit for the turning of the tide to Committeeman Freerks of North Da kota, who came over to the ratio view at the last moment. The sub-committee gave a brief hear ing today to Mrs. Catt, president of the Equal Suffrage association, in favor of a plank recommending an amendment to the constitution forbidding the als franchisement of citizens on account of sex. A. J. "WARNER OPPOSES. To Qef Bfor TF)t People in the Most" Direct Vao? Use the Columns of the State Journal. IF You have iost or Found any thing make it known tl trough The State Journal. IF Ton Want to Buy or Sell any thing, Rent a Room or Take Boarders, try a Small Adver tisement in The State Journal. IF Says Putting 16 to 1 Plank in Plat form Is a mistake. Kansas City, Mo., July 5. General A. J. Warner of Ohio, one of the founders of the bimetallic league, is vogorously opposed to the action of the majority of the committee on resolutions in in serting a 16 to 1 plank into the plat form. ..... "The idea of announcing that the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 is a 'great moral principle" is all nonsense," said he. "The ratio is a thing to be determined by congress. Here we have the spectacle of Okla homa and Indian Terirtory and some of the smaller states dictating to such states as Ohio, Indiana, New York and Pennsylvania. It is absurd. Bryan is honest and earnest, but he is surround ed by a lot of people who evidently con trol his views. It would be simply im possible to carry Ohio or Indiana on any such platform as is suggested by the majority of the resolutions commit tee. The Germans will vote solid against us. It is for 16 to 1 to the front as the paramount issue of the campaigner. It is not that; but the Democrat will have to defend from the minute the platform with a 16 to 1 declaration is adopted. They are playing right into the hands of their opponents." . IMPERIALISM PIRST. This Plank to Take Precedence Over Finances in Platform. Kansas City, Mo., July 5. The platform committee has changed the order of pre sentation of subjects and placed the question of imperialism in front place, making in this way and also by actual declaration the paramount issue. It says while other issues are vital the question of imperialism strikes at the very exist ence of the republic. DRIFTING TO STEVENSON. i o o You Want a Situation and Need Assistance, a Small Advertise ment nrill be Inserted for three days Without Charge, IF TTou Want to' Hire a Man, a Boy or a Woman, an Advertise ment in This Paper trill bring The Illinois Democrat Favorably Con sidered For Second Place. Kansas City, Mo., July 5. The talk among the delegates this morning is that the tide is setting very strongly towards Stevenson for the vice presi dency. It was stated in some quarters that both the president and vice presi dent would be nominated before the con vention adjourned tonight. While the leaders do not agree that Stevenson should be the nominee it seemed that he was gaining strength. The New York ers said they would stand by Keller and favorite sons of other states will be vo ted for. The Towne candidacy decision seemed not to have made much head way although his friends say the 16 to 1 declaration is bound to help him and may nominate him. A BRILLIANT SPEECH. you so many applications that 1 1107. A.Vi f 4h. O ! best. ! IF You have property to Rent or For Sale, the easiest, simplest and cheapest may to bring it before the public is to put a little Advertisement in The State Journal. It will be read everywhere in the Stats of fCan tne IF o Ten have anything to Trade, at whether it is a Bicycle, a Stove or a Piano, tell the people about . it in This Paper i and yon will get m.Custotner. o o Tow have a Stock of Goods to sell, a little 2$.cent Advertise ment may bring you trade worth tarn times the cos. IF ! o o of Business, if yen have mew o o goods or have mad amy change i your business, tell it . Tell it O at the rate of $9 cents per week o o if yon don't want to invest O o X TJeney be carefully invested in 4B Z Advertising it will pay big re- turns. A "Small Advertise- mens" in The State Journal 3 cost 3 uts a Une m day. o e IF J. Mills of Maryland Appeals For More Conservative Action. Mr. Chairman, ladies and my fellow countrymen, said J. W. Mills of Mary land, I am, my fellow citizens one of those Democrats not agreeing to every dogma in the platform of 1896, yet in an humble effort to sustain the decrees of my party convention, followed the flag of William Jennings Bryan. To me fel low Democrats, it is one thing to be a Democrat from adherence to dogma and it is another and entirely different thing to be a Democrat from instinctive sys pathy with the hopes and aspirations of the great masses of the plain people of this republic. (Applause). Believing that "William J. Bryan (applause) repre sents this type of Democracy, putting aside this dogma and that dogma in 1896, turning my back upon relatives and friends and Democrats with whom I have associated from infancy, I hold aloft the decrees of a Democrat national convention. (Applause). I am here to day with every fibre of "my nature beat ing with the principles which found lodgement in my breast in 1896. (Great applause). "When this convention speaks your humble speaker will find his way back to a rural Democracy in Maryland to plead for the election of the great tribune of the people (applause) who af ter all, however I may differ with him as to immaterial things I recognize to be the greatest living leader of Democ racy in this American republic. (Great applause and cheers). But, fellow cit izens I must, if I would be honest with you, make an appeal. We have come to this convention representing the con servative state of Maryland, a state that until 1896 registered its vote for ev ery Democratic candidate for president for over a quarter of a century of that time. (Renewed applause). There are many men in Maryland who would like to come back and follow the flag of De mocracy in this campaign (applause) and while I heed no invitation, while the gentlemen who are with me to stand by the decree of this convention need no in vitation, while those men helped to de feat your humble speaker in 1896, I put aside my own prejudices, forget the wounds which they have inflicted upon me and for the sake of the party I ap peal to you to act today so that we may on every side work for the leader you and I have already chosen. (Great ap plause). You may say there Is no difference be tween which is asked and that which is conceded, but recollect that which is asked for i3 endorsed by such friends of William J. Bryan as Jonn 'W. Daniel of Virginia (applause) and Carter H. Har rison of Illinois. (Applause). If these men be not friends of Bryan, in the name of God where are his friends in this republic. (Renewed applause). Now, my friends, I will not prolong this speech. (Cries of "go on"). I did want an opportunity to appeal to you because I have a right to do it, since we have learned of the action of the committee on resolutions to appeal to you in the names of such doubtful states as New York, New Jersey and Indiana. And such rock ribbed Gibral tars of Democracy as Virginia, (ap plause), Louisiana, Florida, North Caro lina and Texas with 200,000 majority. " CHEERS FOR ROSE. Milwaukee's Mayor Makes a Stirring Speech to Convention. "Gentlemen of the convention," said Mayor Rose, "we come to you from a state that is counted upon by our friends, the enemy, assuredly their own; a state that give Mr. McKinley 103.000 In 1896, but a state that can give Wil liam J. Bryan a majority In 1900. (Cheers.) "Aly own city of Milwaukee gave the Republican candidate at the election of 1S96, 7,000 majority, and in the spring of 1898 it gave a Democratic candidate for mayor a majority of 8,oai. (Ap plause.) Every large city of the Btate Jan,. ; if "vtta a. at iu Jat AtfcS-u. v W. D. Oldham of Nebraska. Copyright, 1900. The Deputy Attorney General for That State Who Nominated W. J. Bryan for the Presidency on the Democratic Ticket. of Wisconsin, today, is under a Demo cratic administration (applause) and I ask the gentlemen of this convention when you are figuring upon results for next Nevember that you keep your eye on the old badger state of Wisconsin and we won't disappoint you plause). The Wisconsin Democrats are fighting Democrats. We have been carrying meat axes around under1 our coat tails for the last forty years (laughter and applause). The Demo crats of that state today, one and all, are engaged in sharpening their meat axes (applause). Four years ago the leaders of our party, those who had been elevated to places of trust and high position, deserted us. A new Dem ocracy sprang up (applause), a Dem ocracy that stood for a new nope, that stood for a new political creed, imbued with a new energy and a new ambition. That Democracy is in the saddle to fight for the old principles of Jefferson, personified in. the Jefferson of this day, the Hon. William Jenning3 Bryan (ap plause). We have been asking our Republican friends questions. We want to know what they propose to say to the people of Wisconsin among whom are largely represented the people of that foreign country that has felt the stings of mil itarism. We want to know what they propose to do with us when the volun teer system will no longer supply our armies in foreign service. We want them to say to us whether they propose to engraft upon our constitution a sys tem of compulsory militarism. If they do not propose to do that then we ask them how they expect to retain posses sion of the territory which they say now belongs to us and which they admit can only be kept under control by a standing army. We want them to an swer the people and if they are so much opposed to the trust organizations that are now dominating the finances, the industries and the commerce of our country, that, although they have had three congresses, not one syllable of remedial legislation hove they given to us. (Applause.) They have had the op portunity and we can only read the pledge of the Philadelphia platform in the light of their history during tht last three years. That history gives the lie to their promises. (Applause.) There is a great army of voters not only in Wisconsin, but in the United States scattered everywhere that con stitute the balance of votins power. That great army is inclined in our di rection (renewed applause.) The prin ciples of the platform that will be adopted at this convention covering the questions that have sprung up since the last national convention convened are perfectly familiar to them. I refer to the great army of German voters of this country. (Great applause.) Thir ty-eight per cent of the population of Wisconsin is of German birth or of German extraction. We believe that we can secure their co-operation, that we can induce them to enlist under our banner, and every induce ment that can be held out to them should be held out to them by this convention. It is not sufficient for us to assemble here and adopt the platform and nomi nate candidates. The battle is only then begun. We must stop and inquire where it is necessary to strengthen our line in order to insure victory at the polls and I ask you, gentlemen, whether it is not a fact that in order for us to succeed at the next election you must of necessity break into the bunch of state that lie east of the Mississippi and north of Ohio. (Great applause. I am at a loss where it will be possible for us. to succeed, unless we get the supr port of some of those states. The dele gations who come here to represent the great body of Democracy of those states should be consulted. (Applause.) They know political conditions as those conditions exist in thoir respective states better than they can be tnld by any per son who lives beyond their borders. (Re newed applause.) There is another ques tion which was touched on by Mr. Dock ery, the gentleman who preceded me. that appeals to our people. That is the brand that is burning and that awakens us to the realization of our true condition. The question is whether the United States standing for all that there is the world of human liberty and human freedom whether we shall stand like cowards and see our two little sister republics over ridden by the proud tyrant who seks to subdue them solely for greed of gold. (Great applause.) If there was reason for us to interfere in behalf of Cuba, a people had been recognized bas a nation if there had been recognized as a ntion if there was reason for us to interfere in their behalf, how much more potent is the rea son for us to interfere in behalf of the only two sister republics whose govern ment approaches our own. (Applause.) For my part, I would like to see this con vention say to England, "You" shall take oft your hands from these little sisters (applause) until the nations have deter mined by arbitrations or other amicable moves whether you are right? If you are right you may proceed, but if you are wrong, then in the strength that God gives us. you shall not proceed further." A declaration of that kind in the platform will arouse the enthusiastic support of thousands of duty lovers in this country and thousands of German sympathizers, (applause yea, more. It will arouse the active sympathy and co operation of every man who places hu man liberty before Mammon. (Ap plause). A Democrat has the right to express his Individual views" and individual preferences, but he has no right to ques tion the policy of this convention after that policy has been adopted. (Ap plause). For my part, it makes no dif ference, so far as my personal views are concerned, what the platform of this convention shall be. It shall have my enthusiastic, earnest support. (Ap plause). But, when you are making platforms, consider the voters who live I nthe middle western states, and what is necessary to get their co-operation and support. So far as I am concened, I do not be lieve in taking one backward step from the stand we took in 1896 (loud ap plause). Let us stand by the Chicago platform, and everything there is in it (applause, and cries of "good," "good"). Let us reaffirm that platform in letter and in spirit (applause). But It seems to me that reaffirmation means re affirmation (applause and cries of "good for you") and that It is not necessary for us to travel over the thorny, broken paths that led us to defeat in 1896 (loud aplpaiip). I make these suggestions to you, my fellow Democrats, with all of the earn estness and sincerity of my nature. (A voice, "I believe you.") I appeal to Democrats from Texas, from Mississip pi yea from old Missouri to come up to help us in our fight to win a victory for them. We need their support. This magnificent assemblage gives the lie to the prediction made by the Re publican party four years ago. They told us that the Democracy of this country was dead, and we would never hold an-? other convention, but God witness this magnificent, this resurrection. Let . us go at them, flank and center; let us start on the run, put them on the de fensive and keep them busy defending until we have driven them' into defeat in November. (Applause and cheers). ANTI 16 TO 1 MEN . Given Crumb of Comfort "by Subordi nating Finance to Imperialism. Kansas City, July 5. When the full platform committee convened at 11 o'clock the sub-committee sent a com plete draft of the platform as finally agreed upon last night. . While there was no criticism o-the work of the sub-committee on the various planks, several of the members manifested a disposition to make changes in phrase ology and also In the order of present ing the various subjects to be embodied in the declaration of principles. The members who had led the fight against a 16 to 1 declaration requested an. ex plicit declaration on . - planks of superior impotance attaching: to other than the financial issue, and the silver men decided to make this issue. In accordance with this decision the place of front rank was given to the subject of im perialism and to questions growing out of the Spanish war. These subjects. including imperialism, militarism, Cuba tne Philippines and Porto Rico occupy fully half of the declaration, beginning with an assertion of their paramount and supreme importance asd declaring that "while other issues ar"e vital, 'the question of imperialism strikes at the existence of the republic." A change was also decided upon In the declaration regarding the Chicago platform and the coinage of silver. This declaration Is placed well down In tne Doay or the platform, and the lan guage is changed considerably". The in troductory phrase of this declaration as originally presented was changed by striking out. the words. "We reaffirm the Chicago platform in' whole and in part and in letter and in spirit," and it is made to read as follows: "We re affirm and endorse the principles of the piatiorm adopted by the Democracy in convention assembled in 1896." This is followed by a positive declaration for tree coinage of the precious metals, and this in turn by a strong denuncia tion of the gold standard legislation of the last congress. FIERY DICE CROKER. Quarrels "With. Amos Cummings About Draping of a Flag. Special to the State Journal. Kansas City, July 5. Dick Croker had a quarrel yesterday, and while it lasted it was fierce. The fuss was not over a platform or candidates but was a dis agreement over the draping of a flag. Amos J. Cummings was suggesting how the flag in one of the New York rooms should hang. "That's right," said Cummings, to his man. "Put It the other way," said Croker In a quiet voice. "And spoil the effect," said Cummings. "Oh," said Croker, "fix It right." Then the fireworks began. Croker and Cummings swore at each other for five minutes, and the question was not set tled when they stopped. FRANK THOMAS DID IT. How the Topeka Man Got Kansans Into the Convention. Special to the State Journal. Kansas City, July 5. When the Kan sans came to see the convention yester day, there were few who were confident of seeing the convention, but conditions experienced a change, which caused a general disappearance or sunflowers. When the supply of tickets, which were allotted by the national committee, had been passed out, by George Locke, of Wichita, who stood behind a barricade of furniture while at work, there were many tickets left. W. J. Stone, of Mis souri, and J. G. Johnson, of Kansas, were privileged to dispose of the remain der of the tickets. When it became neces say for Stone and Johnson to divide, in which deal Johnson gave the Missourian the short end. Stone defeated all of his enemies in the preliminary convention contests, but he failed to beat Johnson Jn the ticket distribution. The latter got the most of the tickets and made it pos sible for many Kansans to see the con vention. Frank Thomas, vt Topeka, found that a big bunch of tickets for employes had not been used. He seized them as contra band, and was all smiles when the To peka crowd arrived. The employe's tick ets were divided and given to persons with the understanding that they should be returned for use by some one else. In this manner the Topekans saw the convention, but they put the sunflowers in their pockets, otherwise it would have seemed that the Kansans had the whole works captured. The employe's ticket was the best issued, because a man with such a badge had access to every part of the hall. The Kansas committeemen were given ten season tickets.. This number of tick ets was too small to do much good, so Mr. Thomas succeeded in exchanging his ten tickets for sixty single session tickets. This provided a chance for 50 Kansans. Then Mr. Thomas worked on the New England delegation for a share of their tickets. The easterners had tickets, more than they needed, because they were not followd by a noisy constituency. By this plan Mr. Thomas succeeded in getting nearly 500 Kansas men into the conven tion, besides those provided for after- j ward. his hands to drive It off with them." Following the first adjournment Mr. Bryan stood for a group photograph taken while standing on the front lawn. The artist was anxious that Mr. Bryan hold a copy of the Declaration of Inde pendence while the picture was taken, but he objected, saying he did not care to pose, and he would simply hold one of the bulletins. , . BRYAN WILL, NOT SAY. , Efforts to , Get Expression of His Choice For Running Mate Fails. Lincoln, Neb.," July 6. With the nomi nation of W.; J. Bryan a foregone con clusion, interest in Lincoln in the pro ceedings of the Democratic convention was not as keen as naturally might be expected. - Before the convention ad journed last night people deserted the bulletin boards, willing to wait until morning for news. This is In a measure accounted for by the fact that a large number of Bryan's most demonstrative supporters are in Kansas City. Even at the Bryan home there were no untoward incidents yesterday, or today. After the convention had adjourned last night and the bulletins ceased cuming, Mr. Bryan had a long consultation with party leaders at Kansas City over the tele phone. His Interest centered in the ef forts of the committee on resolutions to reach an agreement but If he offered to make any concession from the position it is pretty well understood he has ta ken, no one in Lincoln knows it. Effprts to get the slightest expression from him as to his choice of running mates have failed signally and he is equally reticent as to his plans after the nominations are made. If Bryan goes to Kansas City, he will start late this evening, his action being contin gent on the progress of the convention. NOT SETTLED YET. sas headquarters without pushing and elbowing. The Kansas sunflower is in sight at every turn, and the delegates rrom tne Atlantic to the Pacific, fom the Gulf to Alaska, greet the yellow emblem everywhere with th'is: "Hello, Kansas; hurrah for Kansas." Kansas is receiving more genuine ad vertising than Kansas City, and Mis souri tne name is scarcely mentioned. Half the delegates seem to be under the impression that the convention is being held in, a Kansas town. SENATOR HILL'S IDEA. Hill Says Fight on 16 to 1 Will Be Carried to the Convention. Kansas City, Mo., July 5. "The fight on the platform will be carried to the floor of the convention," said David B. Hill this morning. "The action of the resolutions committee is not conclusive. Why, just look at the list of states that voted for a 16 to 1 plank. It includes states that never did bring an electoral vote to the Democratic party and states with small delegations in the conven tion. Look at the list of states that vo ted no. Is not nearly every doubtful state in that column? Doesn't it include nearly every state that is a battle ground, and the states with the most powerful delegation. There's Indiana for .instance and Michigan and New York and Maryland and Ohio." "Then you don't consider the question settled by the action of the resolutions committee?" Senator Hill was asked. "No, sir, it is not settled by any means. Wait until it comes up in the convention." "But, senator, it is understood that there will not be a minority report? was asked. "I don't so understand. Mr. Sinclair, wno was a member of the committee. has just been here, and I gather from what he says that there will be such a report. In fact, it was the understand ing that such a report should be made "Why do you know," he continued, in a rather excitable manner."that we car ried the conservative proposition by five votes one time and then they put up the cry tnat Mr. Bryan would not accept and then carried it by two votes. Think or it! Two votes. Probably Hawaii and Oklahoma, two territories that can't give us an electoral vote, defeat the will of the east and the entire Democracy. It's appalling. The strongest silver men are with us. Even Jones is with us and has so declared, but he is dominated by Mr. Bryan. Just 'the sama as I am opposed to imperialism in a nation, so I am opposed to it In an individual. This is Imperialism of the worst kind. How ever I believe we'll beat them." PREPARING THE PLATFORM. HOW BRYAN CELEBRATED. Spent the Fourth Quietly at Home Receiving Bulletins. Lincoln, Neb., July 5. W. J. Bryan spent the Fourth of July In sending tel egrams to political friends and man agers and in receiving bulletins from Kansas City. The Bryan home was prettily, though not elaborately decorated with the na tional colors. In the early hours of the morning, before the convention met, he held occasional consultations with friends at Kansas City over the long distance telephone. Mr. Bryan, ap parently, was the least concerned man in Lincoln as to what was transpiring in the convention city. He was in the best of humor and entertained his neighbors and friends who called dur ing the day with stories and incidents. He spent the morning hours in pleasant conversation with a number of news paper men on his front porch, the sub ject of politics or convention never once being broached. During the morning It was suggested that while the Declaration of Independ ence was beins read in Kansas City Mr. Bryan read the document to his vis itors here. He complied with the re quest, and was applauded at the con clusion of the reading. Benton Mart, formerly of Lincoln, compiled bulletins at the Kansas City end, and was able to furnish Mr. Bryan Inside light on proceedings.. ... A report received by Mr. Bryan said that in the midst of the Hill demonstra tion Mr. Hill shook his head. "That's too bad," remarked Mr. Bryan dryly. "I suppose that he had a fly on his nose, and was too busy with Subcommittee Giving Final Touches to the Delicate Instrument. Kansas City, Mo.. July 6. When the full committee on platform adjourned the sub-committee took the document in hand for the purpose of writing In the amendments and changing the or der of presentation as directed. It is expected that the instrument will be in complete shape for presentation to the convention soon after it reassembles at 3:30 p. m. Senator Jones says the plat form will not be given to the press un til it is adopted by the committee. The debate over the changes made today was participated in by Senator Jones, Mr. Tomlinson of Alabama. Judge Van Wyck of New York, Mr. Daly of New Jersey, Governor Stone of Missouri, and others. HILL FROM KANSAS. Effort to Secure a Proxy From Sun flower State Fail. Special to the State Jourtial. Kansas City, July . When Hill was turned down by New York, de feated for a place on the committee on resolutions, some of his enthusiastic friends suggested that he secure a proxy from Kansas a friendly state and sit In the committee meeting, in defiance of the action of his own dele gation. Overmyer is the Kansas member". Had Hill been given the Kansas proxy, Overmyer would have been kept out. Few are the people in Kansas who do not know Overmyer, and every one of them knows that Overmyer would suffer" himself to be drawn and quar tered, Jaxit under no circumstances would he give up the place on the plat form committee, so the Hill scheme bore no fruit. Its death In Kansas was its knell in other states, so the vet eran Hill' sat in the convention while the resolutions were prepared by others. KANSAS CITY WIDE OPEN. Gambling Houses and Saloons Run Night and Day. Special to the State Journal. Kansas City, July 5. The national convention delegates and Kansas City are lost to all sense of order. The town is overcrowded and the visitors walk in the streets. The sidewalks won't hold half the crowds. The whole town is a surging mass of good-natured human ity, and men do not offer to swear when their feet are tramped on. The . pick pocket is reaping a rich harvest In the crowds, and the gambling houses are doubling their profits. Vice is untram melled, gambling of every known char acter having uninterrupted sway at sa loons and In places which have been opened for the week. Kansas City Is wide open on every hand, night and day, and there are pa trons for everything In sight. KANSAS THE CENTER. " Delegates From Everywhere Flock to Kansas' Headquarters. Special to the State Journal. Kansas City, July 5. The principal hotels of Kansas City are thronged with convention visitors, but the great est crush is where the Kansans are stopping. Tammany, New England, the south, north, east and west, all flock to the center of attraction, Kansas. In the Kansas headquarters at all hours there is a jam. At no time can 1 man make his way through the Kan- Fears New York's Action on Finance Plank Will Injure Party. Kansas City, July 5. Ex-Senator Hill was told by an Associated Press corre spondent of the action of the minority and his own state's action in voting to support the majority report. He said: "I am surprised that the states op posed to this drastic silver announce ment should show such little energy. I feel they have made a grievous mis take and I am sure it will seriously hurt the party. As to my own state Mr. Van Wxclt in order to get on the committee pledged the silver men that he would not present a minority report or sign one if his proposed platform was de feated. In that way he has been play ing on two sides and he is caught now where he is not representing the people of either his district or the state." "What will be done in the conven tion?" was asked. "I have not had time to consider," he replied. "Of course an amendment could be offered and debated, but it would be rather difficult for me to do it because my own delegation, under whose unit rule I act would be against me. Still I think it wise that the matter shall be brought before the convention." The vote in the New York state del egation taken on a poll showed: To support the majority report for a silver plank, 49, including Tammany, Kings county, Albany county, Erie county, Monroe county and Rensselaer. For a conservative plank not men tioning a ratio, 18; not voting, 6. VAN WYCK REFUSES. New York Committeeman Will Not Sign Minority Report Against Silver. Kansas City, July 5. Augustus Van Wyck, representing New York on the platform committee has refused to sign a minority report against the 16 to 1 proposition. The action of Mr. Van Wyck on the platform is approved by Tammany, Kings county and Erie, a majority of the delegation. It is looked upon as the first break in the conservative ranks. There will be no minority report on the platform. The opposition has decid ed that such a report would be useless. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Fletcher Lewis and wife to Jno. and Hattie Leonard, $900, lots 265 and 67 Adams St., Holliday's add. Mary Ruth Lee to Mamie Wells Hutchinson, $1, lots 517 and n. Yz 19 Lane street, WTiliiams & Dillon's add. M. E. Stewart to J. W. Orahood, $1,200, lots 348-50 Buchanan street. Young's add. Emma M. King to Jno. Schwerdt, $414, lot 25 Klein avenue, N. Klein's add. Jno. R. Mulvane and wife to G. W. Greenwood, $4,150, pt. nw. S-ll-14. Jas. H. Boyles and wife to same, $1, pt. nw. 8-11-14. I E. J. Freeman to Albert M. Lazelle, $1,050, lot 481 and n. 83 Polk street, Gould's add. Ed F. Burleigh et al to M. E. Stewart, $1,200, lots 348 and 50 Buchanan street. Chas. H. Barry and wife to Wm. Smith and wife, $700, lots 124 and 26 Chandler street, Metsker'a 2d add. Emma Cones and husband to Frank Bridgford. $1,300. pt. se. 4 9-11-14. A. F. Eby and wire to G. M. Blair, $6,000. pt. sw. 14 3-11-16 and pt. se. 4-11-16. W. F. Knight and wife to Fletcher Lewis, $76.40, lots 265 and 67 Adams St., Holliday s add. D. W. Hill and wife to Hamilton Mayo, $1, lots 55 and 7 West street. Thurston Place add., and lot 2, blk 23, res. 2 and lots 21 and 23 West street. M. and D. sub. F. S. Thomas and wife to Jno. Hoven den, $21, lot 380 Spruce street, Stilson and Bartholomew's add. Tax deed to H. Mayo, lot 419 and n. 21 Lane street. Tax deed to Hovenden. lots 384 and 6 Spruce street, Stilson and Bartholo mew's add. Tax deed to same, lot 382 Spruce St., Stilson and Bartholomew's add. Madison La Monte et al.. Ex, to F. O. Popenoe, $225, lots in Highland Park add. TODAY'S MARKET REPORT. acting to 7.05(g7.07W. FLAX Cash: N. W.. $1.80; S. "W.. $1.80. Chlcas'O Livestock Market. Chicago, July 5. CATTLE Receipts, 17,000. Good light steers, steady, others slow: butchers' stock steady. Native steers, $4.505.75; stockers and feeders, $2.754.85; " cows and heifers, --$2.905.00: canners, $2.004i2.75; Texas fed steers, $4.40 &5.20: Texas grass, $3.B54.26. HOGS Receipts today, ZZ.WO: 5 to 10c higher, closing easier. Top, $5.40;. bulk of salesv SHEEP "Receipts, 2,000: Sheep. 10-r?15o lower. Lambs good steady: others slow. Good to choice wethersv ' J4.HVq4.85; fair to choice mixed, $3.104.25: ' western sheep, $4.(XKi?4.60: Texas sheep, $3.6oj4.ao; native lambs, $4.756.75; western iambs, $5.4v4p 6.25. Kansas City Livestock Market. Kansas City, Mo., July 6. CATTLE Receipts, 7.500. Market steady: native steers, $4.2&ij5.50: Texas steers. $2.S5'U4.25; Texas cows, $2.40&2.96; native cows and heifers, $1.50?i'4.86: stockers and feeders, $3.00i4.55; buils. $3.0004.00. HOGS Receipts. 6,000. . Market strong to 5c higher. Bulk of sales- $5.1V'B.2r; heavy, $5.1556.30; packers. $5".15&5.25 mixed, $5.1(;5.20; light. $5.0fKiS.17tt; york ers. $5.10p.l7JA: pigs, $4.904f5.1O. ; SHEEP Receipts, 2.000: market strong. Lambs, $4.10fc5.75: bulls, J3.UiKU4.50. , . - Topeka Markets Today. Topeka, July 6. CATTLE. COWS $2.5003.50. DRY LOT STEERS $4.0094.50. DRY LOT HEIFERS $3.003.75. HOGS. LIGHT $4.75ff 4.&0. MEDIUM AND HEAVY $4.80ffl5.00. CHAIN. NO. 2 WHEAT 69c. NO. 2 CORN 35c. NO. 2 OATS 22c. HAY $5.00. PRODDC2. EGGS 9 cents. CHICKENS 6S6 cent. BUTTER 13c. Chicaeo. Julv 5. WHEAT Wheat be gan the day active and strong under the influence of an advance at Liverpool and the gravity of the situation in China. August opened lVif&iC to lHc over Tuesdav and soon after sold to 811f.c. Re ports of good general rains in the north west anti soutnwest orougnt out consid erable liauidation which forced Aueust back to 80c. A reaction followed to 80Hc CORN Corn was oulet and tlrm. Aug ust onened V&Ac ud at 43941 3ic. Aug ust eased off to 43c. where it steadied. Receipts were 756 cars. OATS Oats were auiet but firm. Aug ust opened c to Kc better than the close Tuesdav - at 2314'5c to 23ic, sold to 24c and then eased off to 22c. Re ceipts were 236 cars. PROVISIONS The provision market ruled firm with a higher market at the yards occasioned oy moderate receipts. Sentember Dork ooened 15 to 15c higher at $13.00gl3.05, and on profit-taking eased to Jlz.Sto. sepiemoer iara oeuer at $7.00, easing to $6.92, and September ribs with 7c higher at $7.15S7.17'. re- Topeka Hide Market Topeka, July tf. Based on Chicago and Boston quota tions. The following are net prices .paid in Topeka this week: GREEN SALT CURED 651c. . NO. 1 TALLOW 3c. GREEN SALT HALF CURE D 6!4o. Market Gossip. Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission Merchant. 112 Tr.not Vifth ot,.ci Tr.nair. Kan., receiver and shipper of grain. Liverpool: Wheat Id higher; corn, d higher than Tuesday. Northwest receipts of wheat last year: Duluth, 350 cars: Minneapolis, 171 cars. New York: No stock letter this morn ing. Can't get London at 2 n. m.. hut stocks in London are down to 2 points from Tuesday on late news 'from China. Omaha: Hogs, 7,000; cattle, 3,500. Rain all over northwest. - Primary receipts: Wheat, 428,000; corn, 1,154,000. Visible supply: Wheat, increased 604 000; corn, decreased 1,140,000; oats, increased 319.000. Liverpool closing cable: Wheat, l'ld up: corn, fxd up from Tuesday. Northwest receipts of wheat today; Minneapolis, 286 cars; Duluth, 13 cars. Estimated hogs at Chicago tomorrow, 20.0U0 head. Total clearances: Wheat and flour( as whet), 552,0(t0; com, 963.0O0. Bradstreet's weekly changes in the world's visible: Wheat, increase 604.000: corn, decrease 1,140,000; oats, increase 319, 000. Kansas City receipts: Wheat. 83 cars, last year 130: corn, 39 cars, last year 84i oats, 5 cars, last year 7. There is nothing new noted in regard to Ohio wheat situation which is being har vested and estimated yield generally Vt. crop or less. Corn maintaining fine ap pearance. Indiana reports wheat yield disappointing as ever. Corn crop only fair. Puts on Chicago September wheat good tomorrow, 7SIc: calls. 82Hc: puts on Sep tember corn, 42c; calls, 44c. No markets at Kansas City today. New York Money Market. New York, July 5. MONEY Money on call firm at 2 per cent; prime mercantile paper. 344414 per cent. Sterling ejahang steady with actual business in bankerM bills at J4.SWi for demand and at $4.84 for sixty days: posted rates, J4.85if4.87H; com mercial bills. $4.83SH. SILVER Silver certificates. 6HV32c; bar silver, 63c; Mexican dollars. 4Sc. BONDS Government bonds firm: U. S. refunding 2s, when issued, 103: coupon, 103; 2s, registered, 100: 3s, registered. 1081!: coupon, 10y: new 4s, egistered. 134; coupon. 134: old 4s. registered, 114: cou pon, 114; 5s, registered, 1139ibc; 5s, coupon, 113. Sugar Market. New York, July 6. SUGAR Raw strong, fair refining $4.10; centrifugal, 96 test, 4c. Molasses sugar, 4'4e; refined firm: crushed. J6.30; powdered, JO.Out granulated, $5.90. COFFEE Strong; No. 7 rio, 914c. . New York. July 5. BUTTER Steady; creaery. 1719Vic; factory, 14i16V4c- Range of Prices. Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission Merchant. 112 East Fifth street, Topeka, Kan., receiver and shipper of grain. Chicago. Julv 5. 1 Open High Low Close Tues. Article. WHEAT- July ... Aug. ... Sept ... CORN July Aug ... Sept ... OATS July ... Aug. ... Sept ... POKK July ... Sept ... LA KD July ... Sept ... RIBS July ... Sept ... 7'i 7HVi 80 SO-V! 80 -803i-81 M',-4 82-82 82V3 43-4314 43'4 42'4 43-43 43 42 44 44 43 7S'4 7:. 80 7S 79- 80 42 42; . 43 43-K 43- 43- 23 23 23- 24 23-24 24 12 90 13 00 82 7 00 7 15 12 90 13 05 23 23 23 12 70 12 90 7 00 6 92 7 05 23 23 23 12 72 12 SO 6 S2 6 85 23 2:1 23 12 70 12 90 6 72 6 1)2 7 05 7 07 7 07-10 7 10 No D Pure anger Of contracting Sickness, If you use Water That's the kind fur nished by-the TophWiterCo. Telephone 12X 625 Qirincy Street. 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, July 6. Stocks. Sugar 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 .. Manhattan Westprn Union Mo. Pacific U. Pae. pfd .. U. Pac. com .. Atchison adj .. N. Y. Central.. So. Pac. pfd .. c. c c c. & o Reading pfd .. B. & O T. C. & I N. Pac. pfd N. Par. com.... L. & N Op'nlHIghl'Low i'd'sel'm's I ... I I I 114. 97 S0l 31 31 J 123; l(i! 110 70il 8 80 49 72 50 R3 12S 31 6, 21 59 72 67 70 5-j 73 117' 9S 92 33 56 31 127 106i.il I1 25 71; 87 80 52 72 D 83 12S 32 5S 2l 61 74 711 51 70 114 97 9 31i 54 31 H 123' 104l 1H 25 7iV 86; 80 4H! 72 50 S2 12H 31 573,4 24 59 72 67 7(1 5 73 1171 98; 91 j 33! 56 I 34 I 12T, 112 2a". 717i 8Tj 80 62' 4 1 72l 60 S3 1 12 32 5S 26 I 61 74 . Gv 70 51 74V.1 115 ts- 91 31 &; 32 124 l'l5 111 25 71 S7 81 511 72 r 83 1 32 25 CO . 73 '.S 71 51 74 Telephone 273. J. C. GOINGS, Commission Merchant, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. Receiver and Shipper of Grain, iia East Fifth Strsst. Leased private market and gossip wire to Chicago. Always in the market for cash grain. Consignments of grain aiid correspondence solicitii.