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It Appears to Hare Killed the
RailroaJ Agitation.
For the First Time In
Years They Are Out.
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
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
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
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 "
BtwiUit ina Kim tail Haw Always Btsjffi
Su a Tin Kini Yo Ha Aiwjs Bkj
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
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. ,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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, ,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Table Showing the Pluralities
States In 1896.
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
18 S1
65 502
15 Indiana
In Kansas
13 Ktrtucky ..
8 Louisiana
6 Maine
8 Maryland
15 Massachn: etts
14 Archig'.n
9 Mii:nes ta
9... Mississippi
17 Missouri
3 Montana
S Nebraska
S Nevada
4 New Hampshire.
6 439
3u rsew Jersey
36 New Y. rk
11 Nor'h Carolina..
3 North Dakota ..
23 Ohio
4 .Oreeron
! "5.649
... 2.117
... 295.072
22 Pennsylvania
4 Rh de Islam
9 South Carolina..
49,5 7
2 2,914
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.
Largest size, handsome Ebony
case with ends panneled in Burl
Walnut, fine tone, easy action.
Medium size, in Oak case, mod
ern style in all respects.
Modern style, Mahogany case,
very little used.
Square, Rosewood case, full
size. -
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.
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
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.
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.
Chairman Populist State Committee.
I concur In Mr. Ridgley's estimates.
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.
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.
Secretary Prohibition State Committee.
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
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.
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-
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.
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.
' 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.
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
COWS $3.003.15.
HEIFERS $3.Wi 3. 25.
HEAVy-B.l 3. 50.
LIGHT (Under 20 lbs) $4.04i4 6ft.
LIGHT $4.207 4.40.
NO. 2 WHEAT 63c.
NO. 2 CORN-31'-,c.
NO. 2 WHITE t'ORN 32t,4S33c
NO. 2 OATS 23c.
HAY $7.007.50.
EGGS 16 cents.
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: ,
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
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
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
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.
Nov. ... 73 73' 4 7?-; 73
life ... 74 74' 4 7.! 74-'4 4,
Jan. ... 75 75- 74i 74T 7fV
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 :
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
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.
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