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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MOJNDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 5, 1900.
6 THE LITTLE PASS It Appears to Hare Killed the RailroaJ Agitation. For the First Time In Years They Are Out. Many ORATORS SAIDXOTIIIXG Apparently Forgot All About These Corporations. Maximum Rates No Longer the Paramount Issue. The election of 1900 In Kansas la at hand, the campaign closes without a single reference, by either of the parties interested, to the subject of railroad leg islation, for so many years the "para mount issue' in this state. For a quarter of a century the poli ticians have been promising "relief to those who allege extortion and unfair treatment by the railroad corporations. This chapter has been written, by Repub licans and Democrats. In 1S90 there came a new party, the cardinal principle of which was "down with the corporations and the rail roads." Both are still doing business in the same old names and in the same old way. This party later adopted as a slogan "maximum rates." This was killed by a legislature controlled by the party advo cating it. Then came a demand for legislation, in response to which Governor Leedy, two years ago, after being defeated for re-election, convened the legislature in special session. The law, secured at an expense of $S5,O00has since been declared unconstitutional and. in view of previ ous agitation, the unanimity with which all parties alike have since ignored the subject and, too, in the heat of a great campaign is something very remark able. For the first time in many years the anti-railroad sentiment has been kept corked-up and everybody in the cam paign for the Republicans. Democrats, Populists and Silver Republicans, has been riding on passes. Some of the fusionists. early in the campaign, made occasional references to the subject, but soon after hostilities op ened all along the line the railroads be came magnanimous ami the pass list grew voluminous at once. Immediately the ami-ruiiioad senti ment disappeared and the advocates of stringent legislation have been expend ing their energies on other "paramount issues." The managers of the campaign and the candidates explain that the party platform is clear on this point, but they liave not discussed the subject. All of the speakers have occupied themselves in wading through the details of sub jects, in which there was no danger of cutting off free transportation privi leges on Kansas railroad lines. The Nerve of a Horse Thief. From the St. Louis Republic Charles Wilkins, now in jail at Kd wardsville. III., a confessed horsethief, :-pent the three days prior to his arrest ;.s the guest of John. West, a liveryman .i" that town, who had been looking for him everywhere but at home. For downright audacity and out-and-out "nerve," Wilkins' perfi i-inanee caps anything ever done in this section of the country; there are some who favor set ting him free, on the ground that it's a shame to confine such genius behind bars. Xow that the story has been com pleted by the culprit, it seems remark able that he escaped arrest so long; but up to a f-w hours before the confession every detail seemed surrounded by an impenetrable tog ct uncertainty. On October 3 Louis Hess, of Mitchell, -dadison county, reported that some one, had carried off his best horse. Next morning the animal was purchased in Coliinsville, by J. A. Owens, to whom the seller represented himself as a horse trader. A few hours later Owens learned that he had bought a stolen horse, and word was sent in all directions, with minute descriptions of the thief. Police Chief Barnsback of Edwards ville, suspected that the thief was head ed towards his town, and told John West, the local liveryman, to keep a sharp lookout for him. West was fur nished a good description of the fugitive and promised to "keep his eye peeled." A day or so later Wilkins, who had formerly worked for West, blew into town and put up at the home of his friend. West entertained him with true Edwardsville hospitality and told him about the man he was looking for. Wilkins seemed interested and said the thief must be pretty smooth to escape capture in such a populous community. He even went so far as to offer to help watch for the culprit, and took notes from the memorandum that West car ried in his pocket for reference. After three days Wilkins bade his former employer adieu and told him he was going up to Old Ripley, a nearby village, to visit his folks. The next day Owens, the victim, had business in Edwardsville, and called on West. They talked over the theft, and Owens gave a complete verbal descrip tion of the thief. Then West woke up and realized that Wilkins w'as the man he had been looking for. The next step; was a telegram to the sheriff of Bond county, and within a few hours word came back that Wilkins had been ar rested at Old Ripley. Who the prisoner was brought back to Edwardsville and thrown in jail West called on him. Wilkins smilingly con fessed that he was the man -wanted and complimented the caller on his astute ness. He said, furthermore, that this was his first experience at horse stealing and that he did not wonder that the business had thrived so in recent years. His manner implied that he thought the Madison county official "dead easy." Salt ake City, and Ogdan, Utah, via Santa Fe Route On Tuesdays, November 6, 13. 20 and 27. 1900, and February 12, 19 and 26. will sell tickets to the above named points at rate of $23 for one way ami $40 for round trip. $r th Tha Kind Yaii Have Always Bsute Bifn&tu 2 - S? i f " OABTOB.IA. BtwiUit ina Kim tail Haw Always Btsjffi fr'raati f Su a Tin Kini Yo Ha Aiwjs Bkj FORECAST OF ELECTION Continued From First Page.J Republicans say they are hopeful In two districts, the Second and Third, indica tionspoint to excellent weather in the state. Interest in New Orleans is largely confined to the result in other states. The city vote will fall considerably short of that cast in the municipal election last November, when it reached nearly 34,000. NEW HAMPSHIRE. Concord, N. H., Nov. 5. Chairman John T. Alley of the Democratic state committee has closed the state head quarters in this city and gone to his home in Lancaster to look after the ex pected Democratic gains in the north ern part of the state. Senator Gallinger, chairman of the Republican state com mittee, will close the campaign with a speech at Lebanon tonight. Sunday brought no new developments in the sit uation. , SOUTH CAROLINA Charleston, S. C, Nov. 5. The cam paign closes in this state as it began, with only passive interest practically no contest. The Democratic state ticket is without opposition and contests in con gressional districts are only nominal. The electoral vote is considered certain for Bryan by the usual majority. The general vote probably will be light. GEORGIA Atlanta, Ga,, Nov. 5. More interest is being shown by the voters of Georgia in the result of the general election in other states than in their own state. The result being in no doubt, it is prob able the vote throughout the 137 counties will be light. Many votes for Bryan will be cast as a matter of pride than with any intention of affecting the re sult. UTAH. FORECASTS Salt Lake, Utah, Nov. 5. Politicians were astir early this morning and there was unusual activity at the various po litical headquarters Candidates for state offices who have been campaign ing have returned to the city and the final instructions are being given to the party workers fof tomorrow. No effort will be spared to see that every available voter is brought to the polls. MISSISSIPPI. Jackson, Miss., Nov. 5. From a total registration of about 140,000 it is expect ed that between 70.000 and 80.000 votes will be polled and the Democratic ma jority over all is expected to be from 50,000 to 60,000. The weather i3 clear and and crisp and it is feared that the dan ger of frost will keep many farmers in the cotton fields tomorrow. VERMONT. White River Junction, Vt, Nov.' 5. In this state neither political party has made any special effort for votes, every citizen being left to decide for himself whether he shall vote for th Democratic or Republican candidates. With good weather the vote tomorrow will be up to the average in presidential election years. MAINE. Portland, Me., Nov. 5. In Maine as usual the only question is as to how large the Republican majority will be and even this matter pparently does not and even this matter apparently does not great extent. A quiet uneventful election clay is expected. OREGON. Portland, Ore., Nov. 5. It is estimated that the vote of Oregon tomorrow will be out down 15,000 by reason of the faulty registration law. The registra tion books were closed previous to the jtate election in June last and the law makes no provision for opening them again 'until 1902. The only means by which the unregistered voter can cast his ballot is to secure the affidavits of six freeholders that ha is entitled to vote and present them to the judges of election. This procedure, it is claimed, will keep at least 15,000 voters away from the polls. The registration for the June election was 100.306. The chairman of the Republican state, committee claims that McKinley will receive at least 10,000 plurality and the Democrats concede the state to the Republicans. FLORIDA Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 5. Notwith standing the vigorous campaign which has been waged in this state by the Democrats there is a decided apathy among the campaigners today. Every county of the state has been actively canvassed and it is said 200,000 people have been addressed by the various can didates. It is estimated that Bryan will carry the state by 20.000. The Demo crats claim that the Nebraskan's cousin, William S. Jennings, will be elected gov ernor by a like majority. NORTH DAKOTA Fargo, N. D., Nov. 5. The campaign In, this state has been active, both Roose velt and Bryan being heard, and both parties are hopeful. The Democrats, how-ever. do not claim all three electors, hoping for so close a vote as to give them part. The Republicans are more sanguine, claiming a sure Republican majority of eight or ten thousand. ARKANSAS. Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 5. The Dem ocratic campaign committees have been appointed in a number of Arkansas counties to get out the full party vote tomorrow. At Democratic state head quarters today the reports point to an unusually large vote. ALABAMA Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 5. Interest in the general election here tomorrow for presidential electors and congressmen is only nominal. The state Democratic ex ecutive committee has no doubt as to the outcome of the election and it is only a question as to the size of the Demo cratic majority. i WEST VIRGINIA Charleston, W. Va., Nov. 5. Indica tions point to the heavy polling of votes throughout the state tomorrow. Chair man Miller has every assurance that Bryan will undoubtedly carry the state. Chairman Dawson expresses himself equally as hopeful of the success of Mc Kinley. The Democratic organization in the state is under strong leadership. The Republicans are as well organized but local country trouble may give the legislature to the Democrats thus de feating Senator Eikins for a second term, , TEXAS. Dallas, Tex., Nov. 5. The -weather is becoming cold and cloudy and it is like ly to be a disagreeable election day in northern Texas. The campaign has been the mildest ever known in the state. The outlook is that the Democrats will carry all the thirteen congressional dis tricts. The vote will be lighter than in 1896. It will probably approximate 500, 000 aa against 645,000 that year. WYOMING. Cheyenne. Wyo., Nov. 5. According to the judgment of political observers here Wyoming will be found ia. the Republi- can column this year. The Fueionlsts do not however concede this and tne result may be considered doubtful until the polls close. J. A. Van Orsdel, chairman of the Republican state committee, pre dicts that if the weather tomorrow should prove pleasant Wyoming will give MeKjnley the largest majority la proportion to the vote cast of any state in the Union. DELAWARE. Wilmington. Del., Nov. 5. The day be fore election rinds both parties confident in their claims of Delaware. On account of Republican factional divisions and the arrangement of the districts the Democrats are almost certain to carry the legislature and thus elect two Uni ted States senators. The total vote will be from 42,000 to 45,000. RHODE ISLAND. Providence, R. I., Nov. 5. So far as the national election in Rhode Island is concerned, it is apparently as well known as it will be on the day aftei election that McKinley will carry the state. Rhode Island will re-elect both Republican congressmen, although the Democrats expects to cut down the plur ality in the First district. NORTH CAROLINA Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 5. North Caro lina is conceded to Bryan. His majority is expected to reach 30.000 and may go beyond that figure. The Republicans claim the election of two of the nine congressmen tomorrow. FINAL PARTY CLAIMS. Chairmen of Republican and Demo cratic Parties Issue Manifestos. Chicago, Nov. 5. The chairman of the Republican party today claims the re election of President McKinley with 311 electoral votes and the pluralities given below. The chairman of the Democratic party makes a claim for Mr. Bryan of 317 votes and state pluralities as shown: Republican Democrat States. Elec. Plu. Elec. Pltl. Alabama 31 :s Arkansas 8 75,00) California 9 11.0 0 9 15.t Colorado 4 20.000 4 75,(00 Connecticut 6 20 mm Delaware 3 4,000 Florida 4 20,tHfO Georsia 13 40,00 Idaho 3 3,101 3 R,''0 Illinois 24 130.000 24 25.000 Indiana 15 45, wh) 15 10.000 Iowa 13 100,0-0 ... Kansas 10 2S.000 10 1 6 000 Kentucky 12 25,000 12 20,000 Louisiana S 50,000 Maine 6 30,ooo Maryland 8 15.000 g 5,000 Massachusetts 15 100.000 ... Michigan 14 65.000 Minnesota 9 50,000 Mississippi 9 fioiOO Missouri 17 60 000 Montana 3 30.000 Nebraska 8 5,000 8 16.ii Nevada 3 2,000 New Hampshire .... 4 20,i00 New Jersey 10 40,000 New York SB 1UO.000 36 50.000 North Carolina 11 30.0 K) North Dakota 3 20.000 ... 5 0 Ohio 23 50.0"0 23 5,000 Oregon 4 10,000 Pet nsvlvanii 32 2 O.OOO Rhod. Island 4 20,0o0 South Carolina 9 50,000 South Dakota 4 1,000 4 1,500 Tenne-ste 10 25,' M) Ttxas 15 200 00 Utah 3 2 000 3 15,0 0 Vermont 4 35,000 Virsrinia 12 25 O K) Washington 4 S.OoO 4 IO.ihki West Virginia 6 lT.'OO fi 8.0 Wisconsin 12 luO.OOO 12 2j,Oj0 Wyoming 3 5,0u0 3 1.0JO Total 311 317 ELECTORAL VOTE Table Showing the Pluralities States In 1896. of Elec Votes. States. 11 Alabama .. 8 Arkansas . 9 California . 4 roll -nolo .. 6 Connec icut 3 Delaware .. 4 Florida 13 Georgia .... 3 I laiio 21 II inois Republican pluralities. Democrat pluralities. 75.570 72,591 134,.S$2 2,797 6S.S45 3,630 21,44? 3I.K1 10,853 1-12.4'iS 18 S1 65 502 15 Indiana 13.. .Iowa In Kansas 13 Ktrtucky .. 8 Louisiana 6 Maine 8 Maryland 15 Massachn: etts 32,269 "55,133 2S1 "45.777 3.224 173,2.;5 53,875 14 Archig'.n 9 Mii:nes ta 9... Mississippi 17 Missouri 3 Montana S Nebraska S Nevada 4 New Hampshire. 58.729 5S.727 32,043 33.576 6 439 33,794 8;.fi12 3u rsew Jersey 36 New Y. rk 11 Nor'h Carolina.. 3 North Dakota .. 23 Ohio 4 .Oreeron 21)8,469 ! "5.649 47,497 19,266 ... 2.117 ... 295.072 22 Pennsylvania 4 Rh de Islam 9 South Carolina.. 22,'.J7ii 49,5 7 1S3 17,95 2 2,914 51.023 "i9.34i 12.4t3 4 isouth Dakota 32 T-nnessee 15 Texas 3 Utah 4 Vermont 40,490 .12 Virginia 4 Washington 6 West Virg:nia ... 31,487 12 Wisconsin l(tt,612 3 Wyoming Total electoral votes. 447. Necessary to choice, 224. SS3 PIANO BARGAINS. ONE CHASE UPRIGHT Largest size, handsome Ebony case with ends panneled in Burl Walnut, fine tone, easy action. ONE KELLER BROS. Medium size, in Oak case, mod ern style in all respects. ONE CARLETON Modern style, Mahogany case, very little used. ONE KNABE Square, Rosewood case, full size. - ONE GILBERT Square grand heavy tone Rosewood case. Above Pianos For Sale at a Bargain, Or For Rent at $3.50 to $4.50 Per Month. E. B. Guild Music CO. Crawford Opera House Building. McKinley's plurality over Bryan, papu lar vote, in 18S6. 603,514. Electoral vote in 1896 McKinley, 271; Bryan. 176. HANNA SHUTS UP SHOP. Makes His Last Speech, and Leaves Chicago For Cleveland. Chicago, Nov. 5. Senator Marcus A. Hanna, chairman of the Republican na tional committee made his last speech of the campaign at noon today, addressing several thousand railway employes and steel workers at South Chicago. When the Illinois Central special bearing the senator and party arrived at South Chi cago, the whistles of ail the big mills there were blown and large crowds gathered at the depot to extend a wel come. Accompanying the senator was Richard Yates, the Republican candi date for governor of Illinois. At 5:30 p. m Senator Hanna will leave on the Lake Shore road for Cleveland, where he will vote tomorrow, after which he will go to Canton to be the guest of the president. Party Claims In Kansas. Kansas will go for the Republican presidential electors by 25,000 plurality. The Republicans will elect seven con gressmen sure, six district congressmen and one at large. We have better than an even chance of carrying the remain ing districts. The Third Is conceded by all to be close. MORTON ALBATJGH, Chairman Republican State Committee. The Bryan electors will carry Kansas by a plurality of 16,000 or more. The fu sion forces will elect seven of the eight congressmen, the First district being conceded to the Republicans. - E. R. RIDGLET, Chairman Populist State Committee. I concur In Mr. Ridgley's estimates. J. MACK LOVE, Chairman Democratic State Committee. Chairman Babcock's View. Chicago, Nov. 5. The congressional campaign has reached a point where the only question is the size of the Repub lican majority. In my statement given to the press on the 27th I said the Re publican membership would not txs less than 1S7. This number I considered at the time was sure beyond any reason able doubt. Since then conditions have continued to improve. The Croker-Jones advice to Democrats suggesting fraud by the Republicans has done us much good, for no one can point to a single instance where a Republican member has been elected by fraud either in votes cast or in the count after they were cast, while the majority of the Demo cratic representation in the house comes frim districts where the Republican vote Is driven from the polls by the shotgun, or if in any cases it is cast it is counted for the Democratic candidate and the will of the people defeated. This cry of wolf, coming from the party that stands sponser for fraud of the worst type, will be resented at the polls. And I have every reason to believe that fully 200 Re publicans will be elected to the Fifty first congress. J. W. BABCOCK, Chairman Republican Congressional Campaign Committee. Prohibitionists Expect 500,000 Votes Chicago, Nov. 5. Mr. Woolley, our candidate for president, estimates the Prohibition vote for the whole country at 500,000. Some of our more conserva tive leaders say 300,000. We do not ex pect to elect any governors or congress men, but we are confident of electing candidates for the legislature In several states. Illinois is one of the states which we believe will send a few repre sentatives to the next general assemblv. Four years ago the Prohibition vote in the nation was only 130,000, and in Illi nois 9,800. The count next Tuesday will show 25,000. Mr. Woolley has traveled 21,000 miles and made 350 speeches. Ac companied by H. B. Metcalf, our candi date for vice president, and Oliver W. Stewart, chairman of the national com mittee, he visited 30 states. ALONZO E. WILSON, Secretary Prohibition State Committee. CURTIS WILL SPEAK. Topeka Congressman to Close Cam paign at Some. The last political parade of the cam paign will be given tonight before the meeting tor Congressman Curtis In the Auditorium. Marshall's band. Jackson's band. the. Twenty-third colored regiment, the namDeau and .ward clubs and Santa Fe shop rough riders will take part. The start will be from the old court house at 7:30. ENGLISH INFANTRY. rConan Doyle in The Cornhlll.f Our infantry has shown itself to be as good as ever it was. The generals have winced long before the soldiers have done so, and whether it was in such ad vances as those of Talana Hill and Elandslaagte, or in such passive accept ance of punishment as at Spion Kop or Modder river, they have shown all their old qualities of dash and steadiness. Tneir spirit was extraordinarily good I do not know where in our military his tory we can match the fact that the troops who were hurled backward at Colenso in December, who were cut to pieces at Spion Kop in January, who were driven off Vaalkrantz early in February, were the same men who went roaring over the Boer intrenchments in the last week of that month. Nothing could demoralize or even dishearten them. As to their patient endurance of pain and of hardship, one could not be a witness of it in the hospitals with out a higher sense of the dignity of human nature. Their marching was unexpectedly good. With burdens of forty pounds, they covered their twenty miles a day with ease, and on occasion they rose to greater efforts. The forty miles done by the guards before Bloem fontein, and the marching of Tule's re tiring column, of the Queenslanders and Canadians who joined Plumer before the relief of Maleking. and of . the Shrop shires and C. V. I.'s in the attempt to head off De Wet, were all very fine per- tormances. Breaks Record. Washington, Nov. 5. The war depart ment today" made public the following cablegram trom Judge rlaft, president of the Philippine commission: "Manila, Nov. 5. Root. Washington: October customs, $l,0s8,000 Mexican; increase over previous month $150,000; total rev. enue, $2,200,000; breaks record. "TAFT." Bubonic Plague In Germany. Bremen, Nov. 5. A plague case has ap parently developed In Germany. A sailor named Kunze, who arrived here Octo ber 27 on board the German steamer Marion Brug from South America, has shown suspicious symptoms and the au thorities today notified the bacteriologi cal experts to determine whether it ifl a case of the plague. To News Agents. Orders for extra copies of the State Journal during election week should be sent at once. Be careful to say exactly the number of papers you wish over and above your regular standing order, giv ing tne number you wise on eacn cay. MADE THE BEAR DKCNK. 1 ' From" the JStew York Sun. A party of Massachusetts sportsmen who were in -this city this week on their return home from a camping trip at Crawford Pond in the Katahdin Iron works region of Maine, told of an ex perience with a bear belonging to the owner of the -camp, with whom they made their home during their two weeks visit. This bear was caught in a trap ia-t spring and lost his right forepaw at the ankle joint. The hunter did not kill the animal, but got a rope around his neck and led him to camp. There he built a small stockade with a little house in one corner of it, pitched an old stub of a tree in the PHnTfir nf the vard. hitched the bear to it, and this place has since been bruin's no me. The bear was very savage at first, but ennn n u m a sn tame that he WOUld eat from the hand of the trapper and would allow one to pat and caress him. He has beetj one of the "sights" for people visit ing Crawford Pond during the past sum mer. A young Harvard College student was at the camp in August, and he got so friendly with the bear that they used to nave wrestling matcnes. ne uvr labored at a disadvantage on account of having lost one of his paws, and he was unable to get a very gooa noia aoout me bodv of the student, but that made no difference; he could throw the young man everv time, and the minute the wrestler would land on his back old bruin would take the other paw and begin to claw his clothes. The voung man stood such treatment all right until one day the bear scratched his face and thereafter he kept away from the animal. Tne jviassacnusetts sportsmen were obliered to remain close in camp one day during their visit on account of a heavy rainstorm. They played casino and auc tion-pitch until they were urea or tne sight of the cards, and one of them, on seeing the bear perched on the stub of the tree in his yard, thought of a scheme which would produce some amusoment. "Let's get the bear drunk," said he to his companions. "I've got a quart of old rye whisky in my 'pack, which I brought in case some 01 you lenows were sick. None of vou have been, and as none of you ever take anything, I'd just as leave give it to the bear as not." 'it s mean to wasie gooa stun m mat wav," said another member of the party. but I didn't buy it. and as far as fun goes I'm in for anything." A ten-auart nail, three Quarts of Indian meal, a quart of molasses and the whisky were set out on tne tame in tne camp. The meal, molasses and the whisky were mixed together in the pail and then all ad journed to tne near s nome. xne pan witn ts tempting lunch was set out to the hear. He ate it and lapped the pail out so clean that it didn't have to be washed, and then the sportsmen waited for results. In about an hour the bear was the most intoxicated animal that ever was seen in the Maine woods. hen the liquor first began to get in Its work the bear was taken with an athletic fit. and he lumped around and rolled over like a clown in a circus. He tried to climb the tree stump, but its trunk seemed to be bigger to him than ever, and after getting up a few feet from the ground he would lose his grip and fall end over end into the yard. The sportsmen w-atched his antics and laughed until their sides ached. Finally old bruin became sleepy and lumbered off into his cubby house. The next morn ing the first man in the party to go out of doors walked over to see how the bear was feeling. He looked into the little house and saw a sight which made him feel sorry. There lay the bear with his head on the good forepaw and the stub of the other one laid over his cranium. He seemed to say in the look which he gave the man, "How sick I am!" For two days he would not eat or move out of his house, and ever since he has care fully looked over all feed that was set before him before eating it. SHY ON PEANUTS. IXewiston (Me.) Journal. "Were it not for the fact that the threat ened scarcity of peanuts is due to lack of rain and other natural causes, it is possi ble that the indigestible but equally invit ing shelled product of the Southern states might enter into politics, for the price of peanuts at least to the wholesaler, is like ly to be advanced and it is highly improb able that the voluntary lifting of the price to consumers would have passed unnoticed unless it was on account, as in the present case, of causes which could not be averted. The peanut world !snt as pmall as it sounds and even the lowest whisper which says there is apt to be a failure of crops or a scarcity, or a raising of the price causes a commotion, but siightly, if any less, than that occasioned by a c ;al strike or other labor disturbances. Therefore, wrhen it was made known through the newspapers that some growers are fearful of a dearth of the nuts, there was a wave of excitement extending to all vicinities where the lover of peanuts is to be found, that is everywhere. Though the peanut prices are firmer than they have been in fact, the jobbers are paying a little more than usual the price of single packages has been thus far unaffected and the same good-sized sack can be purchased now as one the last cir cus day when they was no thought of a peanut scare or scarcity. All the talk about peanut shortages, de cease in supply and droughts is coming from Virginia, the home or birthplace of presidents and peanuts. Nearly the en tire peanut crorj the crop thaf supplies the whole United States and many of the markets in the obiter world come from there and during the past season the planters have had far less rain than they desired and required to make their plants prosperous and producing. Though some dealers say that on ac count of last season's unusually large crop there is comparatively slight danger of any protracted dearth, others say the unlooked for often happens and that a strong rise in peanuts is not an improb ability. - Formerly there was but little call for peanuts during the winter in fact the sale practically stopped when cold weath er came, but nowadays since the salted peanut craze has been on nearly as many are sold in the fall and winter months as in the summer time, so that now there is twice the demand for the festive Vir ginians as in years gone by. The chafing dish is largely responsible for the popularity of- the salted peanuts and it is since that useful utensil came into so general employment that the new way of eating peanuts has become so gen eral. ATTRACTIVE TOURS. For the "Winter Via Santa Fe Route. Carlsbad, N. M., and return $33.35 City of Mexico and return 67.05 Hot Springs, Ark., and return 29.00 Deming, N. M., and return 43.40 El Paso, Tex., and return 43.40 Galveston, Tex., and return 31.35 Jimenez, Mexico, and return 56.15 Lake Valley, N. M, and return... 43.40 Las Cruces, N. M., and return 43.40 Los Angeles, Cal., and return 90.00 Phoenix, A. T., and return 65.00 Prescott, A. T., and return 65.00 Roswell, N. M., and return 29.35 San Antonio, Tex., and return 30 90 San Francisco, Cal., and return -90.00 Santa Rosalia, Mex., and return.. 56.15 Silver City, N. M., and return 43.40 Socorro, N. M., and return 43.40 Round trip tickets to above points on sale daily at rates quoted. Tickets to California and to City of Mexico are good for nine months. Those for Pres cott and Phoenix are good for six months. All other tickets are good until June 1, 1901. For particulars of service, descriptive folders, etc., apply to T. L. King, agent, Topfjka. Mrs. Sanders Wants Her Son. Elma Sanders has bought habeas cor pus proceedings in the probate court to secure the release of her son, Charles Ward, aged 14 years. Mrs. Sanders lives in Beloit and her son was sent to the re form school in August for stealing four chickens. She says if he la released she will take hom to Colorado to live. TODAY'S MARKET REPORT Chicago, 111., Nov. 5. WHEAT Wheat opened firm and fairly activ on higher Liverpol cables and a rather bullish set of statistics, December Sjc over Sat urday at 74 to 74Hc Commission houses bought, but the demand was soon to all appearances satisfied and a reaction to 73isc. followed. World's shipments were nearly a million bushels under last week's and the amount on passage showed a (in crease of 2.000 bushels. Local receipts were 115 ears, two of contract grade. Minneapolis and Duluth repnrted R34 cars against S15 last week and 1,269 a year agn. The trade the remainder of the session was dull and of a holiday character. De cember steadied at the bottom and closed ls,aic higher at limc. CORN Corn was firm and fairly Ac tive on a good general demand for both cash and futures. December opened un changed at 35;c and sold to 35$c Re ceipts were 175 cars. The close in corn was firm, December ifi$c up at SSiSic. OATS In the oats market there was the minimum of trade early. December open ed unchanged at 22c and in sympathy "with corn, sold to 22.tfisC Receipts were l tf cars. PROVISIONS Provisions were quiet but firm on a smaller run of hogs than expected and higher prices at the yards. Januarv pork opener 'i,c over Satur.l.y at $11.30: January lard, 7ac higher at $8.75 and January ribs 5c up at $n ei-. FLAX Cash: N. TV., Sl.sufiil.Sl; S. W., $1.79; November, $1.7u; December, $1.77Js; Mav, 51.7!). RYE December, 4SH?-50c; January, 59c. BARLEY Cash: 3tMY40c. Note There will be no session of the board tomorrow election day. J Chicago Live Stock Market. Chicago. Nov. 5. CATTL.K Receipts, 12.500, including 2.000 westerns and Tex ans; generallv 10c higher. Good to prime steers, $5.59t6.00: poor to medium. $4.40' 5S5; stockers and feeders, t2.50n4.50; cows, f2.65fi4.S0: heifers, $2.'-OQ4.S0: cannery. i.2s 0t2.5(; bulls, $2.30!&4.50: calves, tLOJ-C'VOo; Texas fed steers, $4.004.85: Texas lerass steers. $3.80 4.15: Texas bulls. $2.65i3 25. HOGS Receipts, today 2MH0, tomnrrow 25.000: left over. 1,780; strong, 10c higher; top, $4.fc5. Mixed and butchers', $4.C0u4i5; pood to choice heavy, U.tZra4M; rough heavv, S4.5iKa4.S0; light, $4.50'iil.90; bulk of sales, $4.65ii4.S0. SHEEP-Receipts, 23.000: sheep stronc, active; lambs strong, active. Good to choice wethers, $3.txS4.ao; fair to choice mixed, $3.5Wu4.0ft; western sheep, $3.9Kn 4.20: Texans, $2.60f;3.o; native lambs. $4.25 I&560: western lambs, $4.755.60. Official for Saturday: REIPTS- Cattle, 309; hogs, 20,443; sheep, 1,442. SHIPMENTS Cattle, 6,72; hogs, 1,912; sheep, none. Kansas City Live Stock Market Kansas City, Mo.. Nov. 5. CATT1.E Receipts, 9,000; market strong to 10c high er. Native steers, S3.7D-U5.6o: Texas steers. $2.75Sj5.15: Texas cows, $2. 35 ii 3.25; native cows and heifers. $2.25'T4.23; stockers and feeders. J2.50rtj4.25: bulls. 2.25'ft 3.75. CALVES Receipts. 600; market steady to strong at $4.5lXa5.s0. HOtiS Receipts. 5,000; market strong to 7Vc higher. Bulk of sales, 4.72Wu4.75; heavy,$4.60S4.80; packers, $4.7:4SO; mixed, $4. 70fu 4.77V2 ; light, $4.7oy4.60; yorkers, $4.76 5j4.su: pigs, $1.40'n4.75. SHEEP Receipts. 2.000:market steady. Lambs, $4.0Oii5.4O; muttons, $2.5CKa4.O0. Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 5. WHEAT December, 654iC; May, 70140. Cash: No. 2 hard, 66fi6&c; No. 3, 64', 09c; No. 2 red, 71c; No. 3, 6&S.70C. CORN December, SiVsC; 'May, 3'4c. Cash: No. 2 mixed, 33'(i34c; No. 2 white, 2oWt: No. 3, 33'. Sic. OATS .NO. Z White, 34C. RYE No. 2, 44c. HAY Choice timothy $10.0j10.50; choice prairie, $4.0O4i8.5O. BUTTER Creamery, 18g20c; dairy, fancy, 17c. EGGS Fresh, lCc. Today's Topeka Markets Topeka, Nov. 5. CATTLE. COWS $3.003.15. HEIFERS $3.Wi 3. 25. CALVES. HEAVy-B.l 3. 50. LIGHT (Under 20 lbs) $4.04i4 6ft. HOGS. LIGHT $4.207 4.40. MEDIUM AND LIGHT $4.254.40. GRAIN. NO. 2 WHEAT 63c. NO. 2 CORN-31'-,c. NO. 2 WHITE t'ORN 32t,4S33c NO. 2 OATS 23c. HAY $7.007.50. PRODUCE. EGGS 16 cents. BUTTER 18c. CHICKENS 5 cents. Topeka Hide Market. Topeka, Nov. 5. Based on Chicago and Boston quota, tions. The following are nut prices paid in Topeka this week: , GREEN SALT CURED Sc. GREEN SALT HALF CURED 74c NO. 1 TALLOW 3?4c. New York Money Market. New York. Nov. 5. MONEY Money on call strong at 5110 per cent. Prime mer cantile paper, 4ii5l per cent. Sterdnv exchange weak with actual business In bankers' bills at $43VifJ H for demand and at $4.S0Sl,i for sixty days; posted rat. s. $4. SI and $4.S4Vi'tf 4.b5; commercial bilU, $4.79i; "i-' . SILVER Silver certificates. 1,000 ounces at 64Jsc; bar silver, WVc; Mexican dollars. 50' 2C BONDS Government bonds weak: re funding1 2s, registered and coupon, 104,t.; 3s. registered and coupon, 109t.,-: new 4s, registered and coupon, 134; old 4s, regis tered and coupon, 1151; 5s, registered and coupon, 112. Butter Market. New York, Nov. 5. BUTTER Firm; creamery, lW23c; June creamery, lt&21c; factory, 13&15V2C Sugar Market. New York, Nov. i SUGAR Raw dull; fair refining, 37c; centrifugal, SH test, 4'S,c; molasses sugar, 3r?RC. Relined Dull ; crushed, $6.15; powdered, $5.85; granulated, COFEE Steady; No. 7 Rio, Shia. Cotton Market. New York, Nov. 5 COTTON Spot cot ton closed quiet; middling uplands. i 9-lSc; middling gulf, H 13-10c. Sales, 1,470 bales. New York Up-Town Gossip. Furnished by J. C. Goings Commission Company, members Chicago Hoard, of Trade, Topeka, Kan. New York, Nov. 5. Wall street people have talked nothing but politics since last Saturday evening. The stock market seemed to be entirely forgotten. Nobody looks for any buying on a liberal scale, but there is no disposition to carry a bijr load of stocks over until Wednesday. From a Wall street point of view the elec tion is practically over, McKinley is elect ed and all that now remains is to do the shouting. Yet with all this confidence there is no rush for stocks, although it is conceded that the market will advance at least ten points in the event nf Bryan's defeat. Intending buyers should not hesi tate if they feel certain o the result to morrow. The opportunity to make big profits will be greater betore the victory than after, as the market will open higher and excited Wednesday morning, unless Bryan carries off the price. Any one who would be so indiscrete as to say that Bry an's election is possible would be mobbed by the members of the stock exchange. They would think him insane. For the general good of the country, it is to b hoped that the -oters will decide tomor row to let well enough alone. If McKin ley is re-elected we will know whit to expect for the next four years. Every thing will move along smoothly. There will be no serious disturbances In the fin ancial or industrial world. If he is de feated things will receive a severe shaking up for awiiile at least. Industrial stock will become demoralized because of the repeated threats made by Bryan to drive the trusts out of business -should he be elected. Railroad stocks will not fare so badly for the reason that they are held-bv interests which can not be forced to part with them. Even should the worst come holders of the securities of leading rail ways will have no cause for alarm. These stocks will quickly recover and perhaps sell higher than ever. It is along time since St. Paul made such a splendid showing as that reported for the last week of October, an increase of $173,19i. This large increase ahouldt help the prices of the stock a couple of po'nt at least. Buying; of this stock has t ea of an excellent character of late. Fore shadows higher prices. There are many people who want to come Into the market as soon as the ele tion is over. They will buy the srmd dividend stocks, because they believe their money will be safe In them. B ind nouses report that indications point to an exceptionally large busiis in the eve-tit of a Republican victory- The bankn have unlimited funds awaiting Invesi mrnt. If the American voters do their duty tumor row we should have a bit broad mnrkt and very much hiKiier values afier Hit smoke of victory disappears. Thosa think they ounht to t.iny a few stuel.s over will do well to buy Atelils.tns. . B. & Q., Penna.. Southern Kit f.c ai d ibe Altona. SU Paul. B N. HUDSON. Grain Letter Furnished by J. C. f!1nr.n Cnmml!on Companv, members Chicago Boatd of Trade, Topeka. Chicago. Nov. 6. WHEAT-The whrr.t market has been dull and un'T.terenlnj today, probably owing to the t'ioen of election; but the undertone luis bp. n strong and the news quite fremrnllv In tavor of holders. Early cubits from Ltv erpol showed an advance oi' :.d and our market opened 'c bit. lumber. 1.oo;iIm have been the main st'pj.nrt of t lie nvirto-t and have Increased their holdli.t;. Chmiir. ing orders been ouite numerous in ,?:u.u ary and May. There is no doubt but that speculators, believing the outcome of el. e tion will be favorable to an iolvanoe in prices, have boncht quite generously p o t few iiys. Offering"! have been licht. Tie visible supply increased about '4 nt'l'ion bu.. bringing the quantity up to 0" million bushels. On tmsKHge showed a decrees-. of l'i million, while clearances were dose to 'jj million. Firm at about openin prices and considerable glrvnglh exists among the traders. COiiN Corn ruled strong, November up at one time r. December Its b- s! up :Ko and May up ve. Phillips Is leadiiiK buying (f the fiitur 's. The -fen 1 tire Is t'e cash situation, l5-c ever December bid for No. 3 corn to arrive up to IVoember Ki and 1 o over December bid for -No. 3 ti arrive utirinK November. This is a very strong situation. 1 'ash demand sliurp, but no corn available. Receipts 175 curs, estimated 370. OATS la. oats today it has been a cx -e merely of tc tluctuaiions junl very llttbt trade, not much news, prices nr.- p-i.c-tieally where they closed Hotunlny. Ko ceipts only 1"0 cars. ,t eHdiues pnri ly with corn. Estimate for Tuesd.tv 2 oiim, PROVISION Provisions lime le eu firm. S'.loe hitsher for the whole It- There has been some good buying of bird. Hogs wire uc hleher. emiy :;".io reee,ve4 the1 usual eh-ctiou falliilK ofT. hlnpmeiils of product liberal. tieneral speeuljille trade quiet. January product looks . he .p. J. F. iiAlUU.3. Market Oosiir. Furnished by J. C. Goings Commission Company, members Chicago Board vt Trade, Topeka, Kansas. INo stock markets Tuesday account if election. Liverpool opening: Whent. t, l lilrl rr, February and March rsd lower limn S .1 urday's close. Corn. January d higher th-in Saturday's close. Omaha: Hogs, 2,5w.i; cattle, 1.5u0; sheep, 5,( . Chicago: Hogs open 5';1c higher; cat tle liic higher: sheep. 10e l..wer. Liverpool. 1 :3t p. m.: Wliuit steady, H$ higher: corn quiet, d higher. London. 1:30 p. m.: S lient steady. De cember Vyd higher; March, d lilghrr; June, ,d higher. Corn, quiet, 'td higner than Saturday's close. Paris epeiiii.fr: Wheat quiet, f'fiir.c lower; flour uncliangeil frojn Saturday's close. Liverpool, l:3n p. rn. : November con. t4d higher; 1 lecember w heat il hifc;iiu'. February whent J,-..1 higher. New York: YVealher nmp-Tim wemhT mrp this morning shows f.iir skies eveiy where and moderate temp'Tnt ores. In a special bulletin the Vv a - hi ng 1 otj nfrtein's predict fair skies until e.lnes.lay iviiy where. The conditions could not be bet ter for movement. TeiTip'-t at vr- t :;t at 7 a. in., in the northwest; 'Mt to 42 In Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, .lissouti and Ohio. Chjcago: Provisions open fl'r. ng ntid higher on small hog tun. l.lptoii iin.l brokers bought laid and ribs, marki t stendy at advance. Northwest receipts of wheit: Mimic ip olis. today 7lvl ears. Just yii.r 1 "M c r-; Duluth. today 71 cars, last y.nr 2-'i r;.r- Liverpool, 3:iij p. m. : Wheat, 2 to SI higher since Saturday. Kansas City receipts: Whent, v 170 cars, last year 112 cers; corn, today 4 curs, last year 12 cars; oats, ti.id.iy 1' cars, last yeiir cars. London Times ;-peelal from Huenow Ayres savs: "i'ross-ets are that the liar, vest of wheat has sulleied from inclement weather. Linseed crop is the largest on record." Danublan shiptnents: Wheit. 1.441 oik) bu. : on ocean passage, 1 .w..mi bu. Car goes off coast waltin, for buyer. Liverpool dose: Wheat. I lecember r, 1 higher, February 0 higher; corn, No vember 141I higher tut the dav. Primary receipts and shipments: Wheat Receipts, todnv 1.11!) IMI bu., lust vear 1.WK0.0; shipments, ndny 3.9.11, l ist v.-ar 402.11110. Corn Receipts, today 4.M iM' l,n last year S4.'m: shipments, ti djy 1 071 'no' last year t3.a. Chicago: Estimated reedpfs for tomor rowWheat, 2,0 cars; corn, 37') cars; oat-t, 20" cars. Total rlenrances: Wheat and flour (as wheat). 450. im) bu.: corn, 4 Sin bu. Kansas City close: Wheal I lecember (i""c: May, 701ic Corn December, x:sei May, 4c. St. I-ouis close: What November. 71';c: December, 72c: Mav. 7fi"4c. Corn November. 34;c bid; December, ii!-,c; May, 3SH'o bid. Ran ere of Prices. Furnished by J. C. Goings Commission Companv. members Chicago lioaru ut Trade, Topeka. Chicago, Nov. 5 Article Open High Low Ciosii Sit. W H E AT Nov. ... 73 73' 4 7?-; 73 life ... 74 74' 4 7.! 74-'4 4, Jan. ... 75 75- 74i 74T 7fV CORN Nov. ... SR'4 3i SV-l, Dec ... 85' J jr.-i.-M .., 3'.-4-'4 May ... ili'ii 30i,-''4 30-, 3'' .'W'i Jan 3-, .... OA "1 S Nov. ... 2114 21U. 2T ?"i Dec. ... 21 i2'4 22 MS-' It -May ... JB'54-24 24-',4 2JT4-2 '-4 23 : I'')i:K Nov. ...10 Mi 1(1 fc5 10 so V "t V. -1 Jan. ...10 ::. 11 : 11 f, 11 2.-, 31 22 May ...11 27 11 37 11 27 1120 11 2 L -O. K U Nov. ... 7 07 7 07-10 7 "2 7 r.? 7 "2 Dec. ... 6 ks-90 r, ) e, k, e, -r. r. 771a Jan. ... 6 75 6 77 6 72 6 .2 G B7 May ... 6 kO (W 6 W 6 RIHS . Nov. . 6 ?-. 6 37 6 35 e K 6 27 Jan. ...SU5 8 05 6 00 t SHI Ranges of Prices on Stocks Furnished by J C Duncan. Commit, alon grain orovlslona and Bioeks. ff p East Fifth street. '1'hone a. Chard. Knepp &. Co., correspondents. KaoaaS City, Mo. New York, Nov. 5 ( ... Stocks. lOp'n HlghjLow Cl'se Sat. I I I I i I I 12T.'i J ''r".- J2r, 4 1-5 I ft j I 9 40 I 41 10 61.' 1 s 6 S,j 62 I I Sugar People's 08 .. Am. Tobacco .. Federa.l Steel .. B. R. T A. S. & W L at her B. O C B. 4fe Q Rock Island .. St. Paul Atchison pfd .. Atchison com.. Manhattan .... 13 ". U' ti. 1 7j"- 72V 7fV 7;.. 12-j ! 1 -to I 1)0 ,1IV lKvV li.'., 744 70 12 1--V 11'. - 74-4. 3. VI f7 j MV f.rv! j:u 1 "' i;2 I (W I 7'i! l.'I'i 110S ;' ... I !'." 7"V 71'n "-- I !, , n',4! r.- . r,:'4 rV r 133 w. . i 3'-,! it ' Wet-rn Unlonj HI'-. ft I IS'V Ki'y f,r 1 1 Vii 31 f,l Mo. Pacific Wabash N. Y. Central.. c. & o: c. c c V, Pac. cm.... IT. Pac. pfd .... S. Pac pfd Reading pfd .. Jry Central. T. C. & 1 N. Pac. com.. . N. Pac. pfd .... L. & N M , K. & T. ... 133 XI 63 d". l'i . .'ei. 3 '" ic rv '-' 1 8 I i:n j W.I 67', I !. V 74 1 S3Vi 32V1 6' V'4 1:10 'I. ... 1,--:; V, .u:.hT. 77 I '. $iv! a 74