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Municipal Leagne Startled Over
Prohibition Ordinance.
Citj Attorney Bird's Proposi
tion Causes Consternation.
The Innocent Prorision Which
Caused the Trouble.
Cities of Second Class Admitted
Into Fellowship.
Wichita is not a prohibition town, and
the city officers do not care who knows
it. More than that, they propose to fight
any measure that wUl work a hardship
on that great source of revenue, the
This was made very evident at the
meeting of the Municipal league
Wednesday afternoon when City Attor
ney Bird read one of the bills he had
prepared. The bill was instigated by
the Topeka city officers and did not
meet with the approval of the attorneys
who met at Wichita, but Mr. Bird was
determined to introduce it at the
league meeting. It was as follows:
"Cities of the first class are hereby
authorized to punish by fine, by im
prisonment, or both, all persons found
guilty by the police judge of violations
of any ordinance of such city; said pun
ishment shall be such fine or imprison
ment, or both, as may be prescribed by
The bill had no sooner been read than
Mr. Bird said: "I have framed this
bill because since the ruling of the
appellate court the police court can not
Impose a jail sentence except for the
non-payment of poll tax. If a man
steals $19.50 all the police judge can do
is fine him, and if he does not choose to
pay he can tay in jail and board off
the city."
'"Is that the only object you have In
preparing and presenting that bill,"
ssked C. H. Luiing. of Wichita.
"Yes, that is all. It works a hard
ship on the city," replied Mr. Bird.
"That bill, if passed, would interfere
with the prohibition law in Wichita,"
eaid Mr. Van Dyne, of that city, "and
ve do not want anything to conflict with
"The bill provides that the city must
pass an ordinance to make it effective,"
said Mr. Bird, "and if your present city
authorities do not want it they do not
have to pass the ordinance."
"That's all right," answered Mr. Lul
ling, "but we don't want to disturb the
present conditions in Wichita, and we
may not always have the same mayor
and council. In that case this law, if
adopted, would fix it so the succeeding
mayor and council could pass the ordi
nance, and that is just what we do not
want done."
"Well, this is not a pet measure of
mine," said Mr. Bird, "and if you don't
want it, vote it down." And they voted
it d-evvn. only three men voting for it.
That was the only bill which the city
attotneys read which did not receive the
Function of the league, the rest of the
hills were all passed without change,
except that they were made to read
"cities of the first, second and third
class." In one case the bill providing
for the payment of the expense incurred
by epidemics by county commissioners
the bill was made for first and second
class, omitting the third.
There was an object in making the
bills applicable to cities of the second
amt third class as well as the first, and
that was that by so doing the assist
ance of the officers of cities of all
classes would be secured in urging the
legislature to pass the bills. All of the
bills will be beneficial to cities of the
three classes, and it will be to their
interests to help secure their enact
The presence of Mayor McClure, of
Jola, and Mayor Letson, of Holton,
both cities of the second class, had a
pood deal to do with the introduction of
the cities of the lower classes in the
bill. They both took great interest in
the meeting, and it was upon Mayor
MeClure's request that the name of the
Municipal league was changed to
. league of the Cities of the First and
Second Class, which means that in the
future the city officers of cities of the
second class will be members of the
league and will take part in its work
The move is a good one, and met with
a unanimous vote, for the interests of
cities of the first and second class are
There were no representatives present
from Fort Scott or Leavenworth, but
the other cities were well represented.
The bills which were given to City At
torney Hudson, of Fort Scott, were not
presented, but they were referred to a
committee of the city attorneys present
who will draw up the bills and present
them to the legislative committee with
the bills that were passed.
Mayor Finlay Ross of Wichita was
chosen president of the league, and the
next meeting place will be Wichita, the
time one year from today.
After the bills had passed the league
City Attorney Helm of Wichita said:
"Unless we have a committee appointed
to push these bills in the legislature our
work here will be of no use. It will re
quire hard work to get the measures
through and we must have good men to
be on hand and see that it is done." He
suggested a committee of three, but the
league decided that it would require
more men, so a motion appointing the
mayors and city attorneys of the cities
of the first and second class a legisla
tive committee was passed.
It developed in the discussion of the
bills passed that all the cities needed
about the same legislation, and while
pome of them needed certain bills more
than others the bills, in the main, will
be beneficial to all the cities.
Just before the league adjourned
Mayor McClure, of lola, suggested that
the legislative committee draw up a bill
which will provide for the fixing of the
salaries of the mayors and councilmen
by ordinances. The suggestion was after
a great deal of discussion put in the
form of a motion and carried.
The league began to do business at
3 o'clock and had completed their work
before six. It was expected that the ses
sion would last two days and the local
members were somewhat disappointed
as they had no opportunity to show tiie
visitors a. good time.
The following bills were passed and
will be pushed in the legislature this
fall by the legislative committee:
An act authorizing the mayor and
council of cities of the first and second
class to suppress and to prevent the
spread of smallpox and other contagious
diseases, and to provide for the payment
of expenses thereof.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
state of Kansas:
Section 1, That whenever smallpox or
other contagious diseases exist in any
cilf qC tha first class the mayor and
council of such city shall have the power
to take such action as in their judgment
may be necessary to suppress and pre
vent the spreading of the same and to
pay all necessary expenses for such pur
poses. Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the
mayor and council of such cities of the
first and second class to keep a correct
account of all money expended by them
under the authority conferred by sec
tion one of this act and to report the
same to the board of county commis
sioners of the county in which such city
is situated at any regular session of
such board. It shall be the duty of such
board of county commissioners to audit
and allow all such claims as are found
by them to be correct, and to draw on
the county treasurer therefor.whose duty
it shall be to pay the same out of any
money in the county treasury not other
wise appropriated.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its publica
tion In the official state pafwr.
Citv Attorney Helm of Wichita said
that this bill would meet great opposi
tion among the county commissioners, be
cause it would make the county pay 'an
equal share In the expense of treating and
caring for smallpox cases.
He said Wichita had suffered even more
than Topeka from the injustice .of the
present method.
An act authorizing the mayor and coun
cil of cities of the first, second and third
classes to provide for the cutting or burn
ing of weeds in streets and to levy special
assessments for the payment thereof: The
abutting property will be assessed for the
An act authorizing cities of first, second
and third class to provide for removal of
ice and snow from sidewalks. The ex
pense to be charged to abutting prop
erty. An act authorizing cities of the first
class to require the planting of shade trees
in front of vacant property. The cities
of second and third already have author
ity to require the planting of shade trees.
An act fixing the witness fees in pro
secutions before the police court at 50c
a day.
An act authorizing cities of the first,
second and third class to levy and collect
a tax upon telegraph, telephone, ' street
railway, electric light, and rail other poles,
heretofore or hereafter erected in the
streets and alleys or public grounds of
such cities.
An art authorizing a special levy for the
sprinkling of streets, the assessment to
be made against property abutting the
street sprinkled. The act to effect cities
of both first and second class.
An act relative to the extension and
widening and changing of grades of streets
and alleys and construction of viaducts
in such cities.
An act providing for the annexation of
property, platted or unplatted, adjoining
or touching the city if two-thirds of the
boundary line, touches the city limits.
An act providing for the condemning of
water, gas and electric light plants and
their franchises and for raising money
with which to pay for them. The object
is to keep down the rates charged by pri
vate corporations.
A bill taxing franchises was adopted.
The bill is: Assessors are hereby author
ized and required at the time other prop
erty is assessed in cities of the first, sec
ond and third class, to assess all special
franchises that have been granted to any
person, association or corporation by any
city of the first, second and third class
in this state as personal property at its
actual value in money which assessment
of said special franchises shall be returned
in like manner as the valuation of other
personal property, and the same shall be
taxed and said taxes shall be collected in
like manner of other personal property.
Mr. Helm asked that the city attorneys
be instructed to draw up a bill doing away
with the present legislation which pro
vides that property owners may have
their property removed from the city
limits by filing a petition in the district
court. The president instructed the attor
neys to prepare the bill and present it to
the legislative committee.
Another bill which will be drawn up by
the city attorneys is one which will re
quire persons who desire to sue the city
for damages to give notice to the city
within thirty days after the damage is
sustained. This will protect the city in
the gathering of evidence-
Future Movements in China on Basis
Proposed by Hay.
Chicago, Dec. 6. A special to the
Times-Herald from Washington, D. C,
American diplomacy leads the world.
The great powers have practically
reached an agreement as to the basis of
future movements in China, and this
basis is that which was proposed by
Secretary Hay.
Secretary Hay has cabled Minister
Conger to sign for the United States an
agreement which the ministers reached
at Pekin. This agreement was sent to
the home governments for their ap
proval, and with a single exception
every power has already cabled its rep
resentative at Pekin to sign the agree
ment, and that power will probably do
so tomorrow or the next day.
Thus the concert of the powers Is pre
served and a practical and rational
basis of settlement has been reached at
last, thanks to the skill and firmness of
the American secretary of state.
The chief features of the agreement
are as follows:
It is stipulated that the punishments
to be meted out to guilty Chinese are as
severe as it is possible for the Chinese
government to administer, but not more
severe. The government of China is not
to be asked to do the impossible.
It is expected that under this obliga
tion the government will punish severely
eleven ringleaders in the attacks upon
the legations and in the incitement of
anti-foreign outrages. Some of these
will be beheaded. Others will be ban
ished or degraded.
If Great Britain and Germany had
been permitted to have their way the
dynasty would have been compelled to
agree to behead men who are beyond the
reach of the emperor's government
men who are in the western provinces
and in command of military forces suffi
cient to protect them. Secretary Hay has
from the first contended that while in
justice all these heads should be taken
off, it is necessary to catch your hare
before cooking him and that it was
simply absurd to require the Chinese
government to decapitate men whom it
could not get hold of.
These guilty officials will be bani3hed
and degraded, and thus it will be made
impossible for them to return to posi
tions of power.
It is stipulated In the agreement that
the Chinese government is to formally
admits its liability to the powers for
damages and for the expense of military
operations. This done, the amount of
Indemnity to be paid each nation is to
be ascertained afterward by means of
careful inquiries and estimates.
This part of the plan will require
much time and while of course it will
give rise to opportunities for trouble
making powers to precipitate new com
plications, it is felt that a great point
has been gained by making the amount
of indemnity a subject of negotiations,
as it should be, rather than a prelim
inary condition.
Other features of the agreement per
tain to the legation guards to be kept
at Pekin, to the razing of the Pekin
forts and other military precautions
similar to those proposed by the French
government a month ago.
To all these conditions it is understood
Li Hung Chang and Prince Ching, rep
resenting the emperor, are willing to ac-
In official and diplomatic circles here
the belief is expressed that a great step
forward has been taken and that again
there is good prospect of an adjustment
of the seemingly unending complication
without dismemberment and without
destruction of the dynasty.
The agreement now reached points to
an early military evacuation of Pekin,
and a return of the court to that cap
ital. , - '
tContlnued From First Page.l
ceeded, the bill being preserved In the
main as framed by the Republicans.
The estimated reductions in detail as
given out by Mr. Payne are as follows:
Beer, $9,832,712; cigars, $3,189,764; spe
cial taxes (section 2) commercial
brokers, $138,281; custom house brokers,
$S.167; circuses, $11,744; theaters, $47,178;
exhibitions not otherwise provided, $84,
218; total special tax, $287,589.
Schedule A Bank checks, $7,000,000;
certificates of deposit, $200,000;drafts, in
land, $500,000; promissory notes, $3,500,
000; postal orders, $602,000; foreign bills
of exchange, $100,000; exports bills of
lading, $100,000; express receipts, $1,200,
000; telephone messages, $315,000; bonds
of indemnity, $250,000; certificates other
than of profits, $200,000; charter party,
$100,000; broker contracts, $100,000; con
veyances. $3,000,000; telegraph dispatch
es, $800,000; insurance, $3,000,000; leases,
$200,000; mortgages, $500,000; passage
tickets, $200,000; power of attorney, $100,
000; protests $25,000; warehouse receipts,
$250,000. Total schedule A, $22,242,000.
Schedule B $4,548,283; less wines,$600,
000 $3,948,283. Legacies, charitable, etc.,
Grand total, $40,000,348.
The bill provides a discount of 20 per
cent on the tax of two cents per barrel
on beer, in lieu of the present lyz per
cent reduction, making the new rate,
$1.60 per barrel.
The sections of the war revenue act
taxing commercial brokers, custom
house brokers, circuses, theaters and
other exhibitions are stricken out.
The rate on cigars is made $3 instead
of $3.60 per 1,000, weighing more than
three pounds per 1,000.
Schedule A retains the stamp tax on
Corporate stocks, bonds, etc., sales, etc.,
at exchanges or boards of trade, freight
receipts, certificates of profits, entry
of goods at custom house, and entry for
withdrawal of goods from customs
bounded warehouse. With these excep
tions, the stamp taxes under schedule A
are struck out. Chairman Payne's
statement gives in detail the stamp
taxes omitted under schedule A.
Schedule B which requires stamps on
proprietary medicines and preparations,
perfumery and cosmetics, chewing gum
etc., is amended so that sparkling or
other wines are the only products re
quiring stamps.
Section 29 of the war revenue act relat
ing to taxes on legacies, is amended by
addine- at the end of said section the fol
lowing "Provided, that nothing In this section
shall be construed to apply to bequests or
legacies for uses of a religious, literary,
charitable or educational character. In
cluding works of art."
Section 30 of the act is amended as to
administrative features, and sections 10,
11. 18, 19 and 20 are repealed, as they re
late to administrative features no longer
Section 35 of the act is amended to read
as follows:
"Section 35 That for the purposes of
this act, the words 'mixed flour shall be
taken and construed to mean the food
product resulting from the grinding or
mixing together of wheat, or wheat flour,
as the principal constituent, with any
other grain, or the product of any other
grain, or other material, except such ma
terial not the product of any grain, as is
commonly used for baking purposes:
"Provided, that when the product re
sulting from the grinding or mixing to
gether of wheat or wheat flour with any
other grain, or the product of any other
grain, of which wheat or wheat flour is
not the principal constituent as specified
in the foregoing definition, is intended for
sale, or is sold, or offered for sale, as
wheat flour, such product shall be held to
be mixed flour within the meaning of this
The bill provides for redeeming revenue
stamps heretofore issued and not used.
The concluding section provides that the
act shall take effect thirty days after its
The committee voted to report the bill
as introduced with an amendment making
the act take effect on its passage instead
of thirty days thereafter.
All substitutes and amendments by tha
minority were defeated 6 to 9.
Is Heard in Advocacy of Littlefield's
Prohibition Measure.
Washington, Dec. 6. A delegation of
ladies of the W. C. T. U. now in ses
sion in Washington and others inter
ested in temperance work today was
given a hearing by the house committee
on insular affairs in advocacy of Rep
resentative Littlefield's bill prohibiting
the sale of liquor, opium and intoxicants
to aboriginal tribes and native races of
the Pacific islands. The ladies an
nounced to speak were Mrs. Stevens,
president of the W. C. T. U., Mrs. Mary
Upharn of Wisconsin, Mrs. Scoval of
Minnesota, Airs. Rounds of Illinois, Mrs.
Gulick, and Misses Leetch and Brehm.
J. W. Cummings, of New York, of the
National Temperance society, was also
present. Mr. Littlefield explained his
bill and urged the necessity of adequate
legislation to prevent the spread of
drinking in the Philippines,, Hawaii and
other Pacific islands.
Misses Leetch, Brehm and others were
heard along similar lines. It w&s point
ed out by members of the committee
that the measure was rather broad,
specifying that if "any American citi
zen sell, etc., to any aboriginal native,
etc." It was stated that this would ap
ply to Delegate Wilcox of Hawaii when
he came to Washington, as he is a na
tive. The committee took the measure
under advisement.
German Manufacturers Have Been
Forced to Stop Work.
Washington, Dec.6. On account of the
scarcity of raw flax in Germany prices
have advanced 10 or 12 per cent and a
number of the mills have closed their
doors. Some of the operators are only
working half time, or full time with a
few of their spindles. though all the mills
could be working constantly if the raw
material could be furnished in sufficient
quantities and at a reasonable price.
Consul Herzog at Zittaw, in a report
to the state department, says that at
the beginning of the new year Russian
flax will be in abundance and if the
erowers of the United States could pos
sibly put the American flax on the mar
ket within a short time, there would be
a steady demand for their products.
A conference will shortly be held at
Breslau, .Germany, and at Trautenau,
Bohemia, between German and Austrian
flax spinners and Belgian and Russian
dealers in raw flax and the consul say:-!
that this will be a splendid opportunity
to offer samples of American flax with a
view to introduction of that commodity
Into Germany.
From the Pittsburg Bulletin.
Netta was a little girl who lived in a
foundling asylum, a place where home
less children without relatives
are cared for. A visitor who often
came to the foundling had taken a
great fancy to Netta. It was the birth
day of Muriel, the lady's little girl, and
permission was asked for Netta to take
tea with Muriel.
As it was Muriel's birthday Netta
wished to be very nice to her. At the
same time Netta flt she had an advan
tage over Muriel, for it was not every
one who lived in a foundling hospital.
"You were born, Muriel?" she asked.
Muriel nodded and smiled.
Up went Netta's head a little higher.
"It is so common to be born," she said.
"X was founded."
Flowers Strewn in Kruger's
Pathway at The Hague.
The Hague, Dec. 6. Mr. Kruger arriv
ed here today and was greeted at the
station by the burgomaster and counsel
lors. A choir of 600 men and girls chanted
psalm 72, verses 6, 7, and 11. The former
president and his suite then repaired to
the royal waiting room.where the burgo
master warmly welcomed them in a
brief speech. Then followed Dr. Spink,
the president of the local South African
association, in a long welcoming address,
assuring Mr. Kruger of the deep sympa
thy of the entire Dutch nation, "who
had" he said, "so greatly though vainly
hoped that the great powers who had re
cently assembled at the peace conference
would not have permitted that in South
Africa, the right of nations, the right of
war and civil, law, should be trampled
under foot, or a little nation be sacrificed
in an unequal combat in defense of its
The address, after a long eulogy of the
heroism of the Boers, proceeded to liken
Mr. Kruger to William the Silent, who
sacrificed everything for the welfare of
his people, and concluded:
"May your reliance on the Almighty,
similar to that of the Prince of Orange,
support you, Mr. President in the ardu
ous fight for right and liberty and may
the liberty of your nation crown your
courage. Then will Great Britain have
learned the lesson of how dangerous it is
to attempt to throttle the independence
of a free nation."
Mr. Kruger, his suite and the reception
committee, proceeded in open carriages
to the Hotet Des Indes. which was re
splendent with flags and bunting. There
a bevy of ladies, headed by the Baroness
Van Harinxma, greeted the Boer states
man and a choir sang a hymn. Mr. Kru
ger then mounted the staircase, preced
ed by three girls strewing blossoms. On
his arrival in the reception room, the
baroness presented Mr. Kruger with .a
The first chamber has authorized its
president to welcome Mr. Kruger in be
half of the house as proof of its sympa
thy. A livelyfTght,
Representative Contest Narrow
ed Down to Two Men.
The inevitable row over the United
States senator has broken out in the
contest for representative in the Thirty
eighth district.
This time Congressman Curtis will
probably cut little figure in the contest.
At the regular primary the Candida 3
who were against Burton were held up
as enemies of Curtis but now the man
being supported by the anti-Burton
contingent, M. C. Holman, entered the
race at the suggestion of Mr. Curtis.
Mr. Curtis recently declared himself in
favor of the re-election of Senator
Baker and this suggests that Mr. Curtis
hopes to be in a position to corral Baker
votes when the time comes.
There is little doubt that Mr. Holman
would vote for Curtis. There is also lit
tle doubt that Mr. Betts would also vote
for Mr. Curtis and the effort of the
workers to use Mr. Curtis in any way
will probably fail. He will be in a posi
tion to get the vote of the representative
in either event.
Mr. Holman said today:
"I am not a candidate for representa
tive on the senatorial issue. I have not
pledged myself to any candidate and
will not do so. The Semi-Centennial
exposition; good roads and the move
ments which the Commercial club is be
hind for the benefit of Topeka and
Shawnee county are of more importance
to me than the election of a United
States senator. I am not pledged now
and I will not pledge myself to any mar.
for senator."
Mr. Betts also claims to be unpledged.
Archie Baird announces that he is not
and has not been a candidate for the
place. "I have not gotten out of th?
race," he said to a State Journal repor
ter, "because I was never in it."
"Your name has been used in this con
nection?" "Yes, some one started the rumor that
I was a candidate to fill Harry Safford'3
place, but I have not at any time au
thorized any one to say that I was in the
race. I am not and will not be a can
didate. I have work of my own to do
and have no time to fill the office of rep
resentative." Mr. Baird stated that he had been un
able to discover who was responsible for
the announcement that he was making
the race for the place.
Mr. Betts is saying little but the work
ers on both sides are busy. The contest
will terminate Saturday evening.
From the Chicago Inter-Ocean.
In a certain skirmish a colonel (gen
eral he came to call himself) got a slight
scratch cn his leg. The wound was a
matter of great glory to him, and he
nursed it through after days, growing
lamer with every year, that the memory
of his bravery might ever be near him.
One day, late in his life, as he sat nurs
ing his leg and pondering the glorious
past, a young man, visiting the family
for the first time, approached and sym
pathetically remarked:
"Iame, General?"
"Yes, sir," after a pause, and with in
expressible solemnity, "I am lame."
"Been riding, sir?"
"No," with rebuking sterness, "I have
not been riding."
"Ah, slipped on the ice. General?"
"No. sir," with actual ferocity.
"Perhaps, then, you have sprained
your ankle, sir?"
With a painful slowness the old man
lifted his pet leg in both hands, set it
carefully on the floor, rose slowly from
his chair, and, looking down
upon the unfortunate youth, burst
forth in the sublimity of rage:
"Go read the history of your country,
you puppy!"
Help is needed at once when a person's
life is in danger. A neglected cough or
cold mav soon become serious and should
be stopped at once. One Minute Cough
Cure quickly cures coughs and colds and
the worst cases of croup, bronchitis,
grippe and other throat and lung troubles.
At ail drug stores.
Kansas City and Return $2.67 via
the Santa Fe.
Tickets on sale Dec. 10th and 11th,
limited Dec. 12th. Six trains a day in
each direction.
'Bodily pain loses its terror If you've a
bottle of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil in
the house. Instant relief in cases of
burns, cuts, sprains, accidents of any
All kinds of Thermometers at Oh as.
Bennett's Optical store, 730 Kan. ave.
(Continued from First Page.)
upon his client this morning and escort
ed her from the jail to the court room.
Captain Waters ,who is leading for the
prosecution, is quoted as saying he hal
expected that a continuance wouid be
asked by the defense. "It is plain," said
he, "that she is getting weaker, and it is
no wonder. It would not surprise me to
have presented at any time a physician's
certificate to the effect that Jessie Morri
son could not go on with the trial."
Such a continuance would postpone
the trial indefinitely and make necessary
the selection of a new jury and a rehear
ing of all evidence. It is doubtful if an
other set of 12 men who have not formed
an opinion on- the case could be found
in the county.
The state this morning closed its side
of the case and the defense put its first
witness on the stand.
The last witness for the prosecution
was Dr. Fullinwider. one of the physi
cians, who attended Mrs. Castle. He re
peated the testimony concerning " the
manner in which the dying statement
was made. Then Prosecutor Brumback
read to the jury, the dying declaration
as abridged by the court. He read with
great deliberation, putting emphasis on
each telling sentence and the jury fol
lowed him closely.
The defense say they propose to show
that Mrs. Castle called Jessie Morrison
into her house and began a quarrel.
They have a witness to prove this.they
say, and Miss Morrison's own testimony
when she goes on the stand, will, it is
deeelared.make convincing the testimony
of the witnesses for the defense , who
have preceded her.
From the Chicago Record.
"Do you keep anything by you for
good luck?" was the serious inquiry of
one sunburned maid of another whom
she met at the ribbon counter. "Why, of
course," replied No. 2, with a compre
hending smile; "mine is a dear, delight
ful Chinese godlet, so to speak. It was
given to me by Fred, my brother, who
had it of a reconstructed boxer. Fred
is invalided home from China, where
one night in Pekin. he overwhelmed a
sallow little villain by sheer force of
his two strong arms. His caotive
proved to be an ex-wrestler", who" was
so charmed with Fred's prowess that
instead of being handed over to the au
thorities he was easily converted into
a much needed laundryman.
"So successfully did my brother per
suade Fu Wong that the future of a
boxer was a dark one indeed that when
he got his wound and was about to
start for home Fu Wong asked for a
farewell interview. As a tender testi
monial of his regard and reformation
he pressed on his captor the deafest lit
tle carved figure of a secondary but
none the less powerful Chinese god, who
has particular influence with the powers
that make pigtails grow. Fred is be
coming touchingly bald and the sight
preyed evidently on Fu Wong's affec
tionate nature, so he presented the cun
ning ivory deity, along with some
prayers written out in Chinese char
acters. Scepticism is, I regret to say,
one of the few flaws in my brother's
character, so when he was unpacking his
kit he threw the ivory image and
prayers into my lap, and said I might
try his powers on my hair, which is
falling dreadfully.
"Now, of course, you'll laugh," con
tinued the narrator, "but since that
scrap of ivory came into my possession
my combings have been hardly worth
groaning over. AH summer I poured
on tonics and things, while a jute
switch present and a false-bang future
seemed only more and more imminent,
and "
"Isn't it amazing," interrupted No. 1.
"But just look at that, please," and she
drew from her pocket a tiny faded silk
bag, and from that a curious disk of
silver having some odd charate.-s en
graved on it.
"My dear! How perfectly fascinating!
What is it?"
"Why I bought it of a Spanish gypsy
at the Paris fair, a strange creature who
tells fortunes. She seemed awfully
struck by the lines in my hand, and
said she would do for me what she
wouldn't for anybody else, sell me this
talisman that brings good luck. It's
simply thousands of years old. Queen
Isabella of Castile, whose every under
taking was successful, once owned it,
and the gypsy said, with the lines in
my hand and- this luckpiece I couldn't
help getting everything I wished for. I
only paid her ?5 for it. and already papa
has given me a bicycle runabout."
- "Isn't it splendid!" remarked the
owner of the Chinese god. "Makes one
feel just like a girl in the Arabian
Nights. I like these handy little things
to carry In the pocket ever so much bet
ter than Ethyl's Buddha, for example.
He is a beauty from Japan; and any
one who gives his shrine proper recog
nition and service never grows old.
gets wrinkles or gray hair. I call it
perfectly shocking the way Ethyl does
believe in that thing. She puts fresh
roses in front of him every day; but
Ethyl is certainly wonderfully preserved
for a girl of her age."
"I know, she is eight years older than
me, and that would make her 30, though
I've heard her deny it in the most bare
faced way," said No. 2 with satisfac
tion. "Well, at any rate, I like her Buddha
far better than those dreadful gilded
dragons and hideous little South Amer
ican and Mexican gods that lots of girls
have. Marie pretends she gets no end
of comfort from a wretched little clay
image that she says belonged to an
Aztec princess. She strings it over with
ribbon and jewelry and things because
it has special gifts for bringing one lots
of beaux. As a matter of fact, though,
I don't know a single girl who hasn't a
good fortune god or goddess, and one of
my friends told me she tried seven Jap
anese deities until she got one that
seemed able to live up to his reputation."
"Isn't it awful to be as superstitious
as that?" remarked No. 1, receiving her
change and parcel.
"Isn't it." agreed her friend. "Let's
go out and have ice cream soda. Vanila
cream with ginger syrup is perfectly
Ralph Thompson died this morning at
the age of S2 years at the home of his
son, T. W. Thompson, on Nineteenth and
Adams streets. The funeral will be held
at the house Saturday morning at 10
John H. Millinger died at the home of
his daughter, near Valley Falls, on Tues
day, at the age of 81 years. The funeral
services will be held at the Third Chris
tian church tomorrow at 11 o'clock. Mr.
Millinger was an old resident of Topeka.
Mrs. Lulu Jefferson, wife of Georee L.
Jefferson of 1321 Jackson street, whose
death occurred last night, of consumption,
will be buried SatuYday in the Topeka
cemetery- The funeral will be held at
the house at 2 o'clock.
The Best Plaster.
A piece of flannel dampened with Cham
berlain's Pain Balm and bound to the
affected parts is superior to any plaster.
When troubled with lame back or pains in
the side or chest, give it a trial- and you
are certain to be more than pleased with
the prompt relief which it affords. Pain
Balm also cures rheumatism. One appli
cation gives relief. For sale by all druggists.
Chicago. Dec. & WHEAT Trade in
wheat early today was of a local char
acter. Long wheat was sold on lower
cables and liberal northwest receipts. Jan
uary opened WgVic to 'o,iic lower at 71 e
to vie, reacted to ii'yy ana men fasca
off to 71Cac, where the market stead
led for a time. Local receipts were 116
cars, 30 of contract grade. Minneapolis
and Duluth reported 6a3 cars against 4i9
a year ago.
The market became weak later on con
tinued liquidation and the poor demand.
January dropped to 7fVlic. rallied to 71c,
but reacted and closed TiSlc lower at
CORN Corn was fairly active and
strong. Showery weather west, small
country offerings and the fact that there
were but three cars of corn grading con
tract out of receipts of 183 cars, were fac
tors. The demand was particularly good
for December, which was wanted by ship
pers, but offerings were light. December
opened a shade lower at 37c to 37'.c und
sold to 3Sc. Mav opened a shade to So
down at Stic to 36uc and rallied early
to 8f&c.
The close was steady, December c
higher at 37c and May a shade up at
OATS Oats were at a standstill. May
opened unchanged at 237c and for on
hour the trade at that figure stood alone
on the bulletin board. Receipts were 141
PROVISIONS Provisions were nervous
and irregular save for lard, which held
steady by virtue of enjoying a better de
mand than pork and ribs, Liyht hog re
ceipts lent strength to -the market at the
start, but later lard and ribs were offered
with such liberality that most of their
early advance was lost. January pnrk
opened a shade higher at $12.22 4312.25,
advanced sharply to J12.37V4 and then
broke to $12.171-2; January lard opened 2
(&5 cents up at $G.ii2uii6.95 and held at
the price. January ribs started 2'4 cents
improved at 5 30. rallied to $0.424 and then
reacted to $3.32'$.
FLAX Cash: N. W.. $1.70: No. 1,
g: December. $1.68: May, $1.67.
RYE December, 47c; January,
Mav. BO'ie.
BARLKT-Cash. 3Sfifi0c.
TIMOTHY December, $4.50;
Chicago Live Stock Market.
Chicago, Dec. 6. CATTLE Receipts, 9,
OW: generally 10 cents hieher. Butcher
stock strong to 10 cents higher. Good to
prime steers, $5.50tiG.15: poor to medium,
$4. 007 5.40: stockers and feeders. $-.254.26;
cows, $2.fifi4.20; heifers. $2.7"'H.70: can
tiers. $2.00'a2.65: bulls, $2.60'i 4.o0: calves,
$3.5tK5.25; Texas fed steers, $4.0u'5.0O;
Texas grass steers, $3.354t4.15; Texas bulls,
HOGS Receipts, today 30.000, tomorrow
25. 000; left over. 3,412. Five to ten cents
higher: top, $5.00. Mixed and butchers'.
$4.t;5iU5U)0; good to choice heavv. $4.tK'
4.97'i.; rough heavy, $4.50'&4.60: light, $4.65
4.7: bulk of sales. $4.80fc4.90.
SHEEP Receipts. 12.000: sheep steady to
strong: lambs, steady to strong. Good
to choice wethers, $4.tV(i4.40; fair to cho;ee
mixed. $o.7&'i4.06; western sheep. $4.0Kiii
4.40: Texas sheep, $2.fi"(3.fiO: native lambs,
I4.00fi5.50; western lambs, $4.755.50.
Official for yesterday:
RECEIPTS Cattle, 15,374; hogs 30,779;
Sheep, 18.793.
SHIPMENTS Cattle, 3,131; hogs 3,200;
Kansas City Live Stock Market.
Kansas City. Dec. 6. CATTLE Re
ceipts, 7,000; market steady to strong. Na
tive steers, S3.iioii5.oo: Texas steers, $5.20
(ii4.'M: Texas cows. S2.10'a30: native cows
and heifers. $1.75d4.35: stockers and feed
ers. $2.Wfi4.35: buils, J2.35fr4.25.
CALVES Receipts, 3o0; market steady
at J4.30fi-5.fe0.
HOGS Receipts. 12.000; market, 2'i.-o.'c
higher. Hulk of sales. $4.87" fi4.!o; heavy,
$4.S2"-u4.H5; packers. $4.!-7 'u 4.!Ci; mixed.
J4.w-i4.S0; light. l2.,ra4.n5; yorkers, $4.90
414.95: pigs, $4.45T,4.90.
SHEEP Receipts, 3.000; market strong.
Lambs, $3.505.50; muttons, $2.00:4.33,
Kansas City Produce Mar't-t-
Kansas Citv. Dec. 6. Close: WHEAT
December, fij'-.c: Mav. Cash: No. 2
hard. 6&C7"c: No. 3, 63V" 66c; No. 2 red.
C9c: No. 3. 6E6Sc.
CORN December, 3?.c: May, 34Wc.
Cash: No. 2 mixed, 33g34c; No. 2 while.
35c: No. 3, Sl'-.e.
OATS No. 2 white, 25c.
RYK No. 2, 46U.C.
HAY Choice t imothy, $:0.0W10.50: choice
prairie, Jfl.5nC.isi.75.
HITTER Creamery, l23c; dairy,
fancy. 17c.
EGGS Fresh. 21c.
RECEIPTS W heat. 94 cars.
Topeka Hide Market
Topeka, Dec. 6.
Based on Chicago and Boston quota
tions. The following are net prices paid
in -Topeka this week:
NO. 1 TALLOW 4c.
Today's Topeka Markets
Topeka, Dec.
COWS $2 50(33.25.
HEIFERS J3.'Wt 3 50.
HEAVY $3. 00'. 3. 50.
LIGHT (Under 2 h -bs) $I.O)4 60.
LTGHT $4,400 4.60.
NO. 2 WHEAT 63c.
NO. 2 COHN 3c.
NO. 2 OATS 23c.
H AY $7 .Oufc 7.r...
EGOP 20c
New Tor!: Money Market '
New York. Dec. 6 MONEY Money on
call steadv at 4H per cent: prime met pan
tile paper. 4'.'4:l4 per cent. Sterling ex
change ea.sier with actual business in
bankers' bills at $4 SSVti'i for demand and
at $4.SlUik for sixtv days; posted rat.'f.
$4.82K aud $4.S6'i; commercial bills, $4.80
s LVE I Stiver certittcates. bi'.cwc: oar
silver. 64Vc: Mexican dollars, 5lkc.
BONDS Government bonds steady; re
funding 2s, registered, lif'-a; coupon. 105;
3s. registered, l'-3!: coupon. 109--4: new 4s,
registered. 13SH: cnupun. r.WH: olj 4s. reg
istered. 114: coupon, 115$i; 5s, registered.
113; coupon, 11J.
Butter Market
New York. Dec. . P.T'TTER Steady :
state creamery. 1'W 2Sc: June creamery, 18
S231,-ic; factory, 12'q luVic.
Suar Market
New York. Sept. 6. SUGAR Raw firm;
refined steadv.
COFFEE Barely steady.
Cotton Market
Galveston. Texas, Dec 5. COTTON
Quiet, 9 11-iec.
Grain Letter
Furnished bv J. C. Going Commission
Companv, members Chicago Board of
Trade. Topeka.
- Chicago. Dec. 6. WHEAT The cables
did not respond this morning and In con
sequence local longs became free sellers.
The news has mn somewhat tirm. the
northwest claiming large flour sales past
few days and millers were good buyers
of wheat in Minneapolis. Seaboard re
ported good demand for wheat from
abroad, although exports sales were nil.
The receipts continue fairly good, al
though some talk of an immediate let tip
Speculative demand however was light
and trade confined to local Interests. At
the close, December wheat wa-s weak at
low point of day. A still further decline
is looked for. but cables will be the cen
tral figure and any strength in them
would be reflected here.
CORN Corn ruled lust steady nnd with
narrow range. Decemlier held about cent
over Mav with considerable offering on
that basis. Country offerings liberal,
though receipts have not increased much
as yet. Elevator people were sellers of
December. Local traders sold May. Re
ceipts 163 cars. Estimated tomorrow 165
cars. Clearances. 1,094,000. Seaboard de
mand slack today.
OATS Oats have been quiet. The December-May
spread held at 214c. Receipts
144 cars, estimate for Friday 140. Clear
ances 115 OiiO. last week 1.0i.OOO.
PROVISIONS ProvifilouB opened strong
and higher and cloned firm with mime el
the advance lost, outside 1raU' 1 (to.1
and hows considerable iricr--u.e. Tit
Is a dispiwdtlon to eli Icenttx-r lard n.
replace with later montha, whl. h is a n
slble thing to do in view of the l!ir pre
mium, llogs were 6c htuher; 3''.t) re
ceived and 26.000 estimated for tomorrow
Provisions should bn bought on nil aoft
spots. J. F. HARR13.
Market Gossio.
Furnished by J. C. Onlnm Commission
Companv, members Chicago liuard of
Trau, Topeka, Kansas.
Chicago: Hogs. 29.'v, strong; eattl.
9,5oO. strong: sheep, 2.'io. utendy.
C hicago receipts: Wheat, 116 cars. gr.l.
ed 3o: corn, li cars, graded 3; oata, 144
cars, graded 9.
Weather map shows light showers In th
Dakotas, Nebraska and Kansas; temper
atures unseasonably mild.
Cincinnati: The Price Current In I's
weekly crop report says: "Wheat rrnp
situation continues favorable Fair mar.
ketings readily absorbed by the millinK
demand. Corn situation unrhaiiKed, of
ferings moderate. Packinsr m et lor tb
week 370.IM) hogs against 4fco.0t Inst yir."
Kansas City: Hop-, jo.oon; cattle, .yD.
Omaha: Hogs, 7.u-; cattle. t.2-.
Liverpool, 1:30 p. m. : Wheat quiet, HI
lower: corn nominal, d lower.
1mdrin 1 :3o p. m.: Wheat ra-y, VI
lower, March V2d lower: corn, cy.
higher to lower than yesterday's !',
Liverpool, 2 p. m. : Cotton futures dull,
1 and I'-jd lusher.
ChicaKo: News not ns strong looked
for this morning and it may result In a
little selling by locals who are lona- wheat.
The sentiment, however. Is stronnly bull
ish and should a break come would rather
take long side for a turn. Seaboard news
past few days has been strong as reKar.ls
cash inquiry. Receipts north keep up hut
liable o fall off sharply at any moment.
Minntupolis receipts: Wheat, today 4,'!3
cars, las' year 342 cars.
Duluth receipts: Wheat, today 115 cars,
last year IX.
Chicago: Official estimated wheat crop:
Great Britain, 62,63'J,6oO against fco.52'.i,l)0
last year.
Antwerp: Wheat closed lJo bu. higher
than yesterday's close.
Paris close: Wheat equals 'Jo lower on
spot and lc per bu. lower on futures: flout
quiet, 15 to 2oc lower than yesterday's
New York: Rubber director met nn!
adjourned until tomorrow morning, trans
acting only routine business.
Chicago: Minnea poli wires Cawh wheat
in fair demand. Millers good buyers.
Chicago: Manhattan looks all rlirht.
They are now talking tobacco for higher
IJvcrpool close: Wheat to ?id lower;
corn '4 to d lower.
London close: Wheat, H to ,id Iower
corn unchanged to .d higher.
lYImary receipts and shipments: Wheal
Receipts, todav 6"-6.fio, last j'pur 71.im;
shipments, today 7:5.O"0. last year 52Vl"0.
Corn Receipts, todav 42O.0. last year
B73O0O; shipments, today 611,000, last year
Total clearances: Wheat and flour ai
wheat), 1.402,im bu.; corn, l.f.4.ooo bu.
Chicago: Estimated cars tomorrow
Wheat. 60; corn, '.: oats. 140.
St. Ixiuis close: Wheat December. 70o:
January. 71c bid; May, 7:i1c. Corn 1 e
eember, 350: January, 35c asked; May,
jo-nc rid.
Chicago: Estimated hogs for tomorrow.
Joseph's Tipi
Furn!shed by J. C. Goings Cnmmlniloi
Company, members Chicago Huard oi
Trade, TopekH..
New York. Dec. 6 Apparently "th evs
is not satisfied with t h! seeing" withal
this is a bull market, or at least It ha
the maklnss of one. Hold Erie. Watiali.
Buy -VI., K. & T.. pfd. Hlg Interests an
working on the long side of Atchison, pfd.
Bull N. Y. Central. A rise of some further
big proportions may tie looked for In
the Grangers. There is excellent tmvlni
fif low-priced antliraeit.s shares. Lohdud
will buy 30,000 on balance.
Ran of Prices.
Furnished by -T. C. Golnifs Commission
company. niemnci'S Chicago LoU4l of
Trade, Topeka, Kansas.
Chicago. Deo. S.
Article. Open High Low Close Yes.
Dec. ... 71'i 71 H 70', 7014 71'VU
Jan. ... 714-! 71'2 7o-- 7" 4 7r,-:4
Feb. ... 7J', 71' 71', 71'2-S
May ... '4t 74'i 7 73 74'--4
I ec. . ,
Jan. .,
Feb. ..
Miv ..
1 ec. . .
Jan. ..
Mav ..
Dec. ..
Jan. ..
Mav ..
1 ' ?.. . .
Jan. ..
M.'iv ..
Rl 11.-4
l"ec. ..
Jan. ..
May ..
S75.-V4 3" .. S7H 37 7i
:'6 :it;:4-"8 :i ;H
:m xv ."..v-4 a:.-i
3'fi-s, 3074 3'-4 3o-" 3.!-rf
2i-4 21' 4 ih;---4 21
23 213, imi 2i :n,
23: 2o,a--4 2.;:4 2:l4 2J a
11 25 11 2".
12 25 12 40 12 20 VI S J2 zi
12 12 12 15 12 05 i 10 12 12
t 17 7 20 7 13 7 17 7 17
6 U2-95 6 !6i 6 00 ! !'2 0 !"0
6 tf7 7 00 6 S(7 6W 6 SJ5-97
6 45 6 30
6 ?A fl 35 6 30 6 35 6 27
6 37 6 40-42 6 37 6 40 6 37
MinneapoHs and New York Ranee.
Furnished by .T. C. Duncan, commis
sion. Brain, provisions and slocks. Office
low East Fifth street. 'Phone 123. Charile,
Knapp &. Co., correspondents, Kanuas
City, Mo.
Op-n High Low Close Yea.
May ...
Iec. ...
74 u
Open High Low Close Yes.
46' 4
46' J
46'i 4r'i
" '".
4- 42
May ... 42
Ran?e of Prices on Stock.
Furnished by J. C. Duncan, commis
sion, grain, pn ivlslons and stocks, iiffiee
1W East Fifth street. 'Phone 123. Charde,
Knapp &. Co., Correspondents, Kansas
City, Mo.
New York, Dec. 6.
I 'f f 1"
Stocks. Op'n.High' Low ICTse Yes.
Sugar 127'i' 11T.V liT,', tr.
People's Gas ., 'V 1'" I "yV -' - :''
Am. Tobacco .. '7 l"7'w 1- 1 ";
Federal Sleel .. Id MV 4-'T" 4,,r '"'
Fed. Steel pfd.. 7S 70 70 70 7t.
B. H. T 72 7L'V 7e 7"' 71
Iyeathor 7r. 7"' 7". ( ..v4 7:t
A. S. & W 43,! ;";' 4.1 1 41'
A. s. & w. pfd .:.: K.'! s-rt I -"
B. O v.i.. ..,. .i ( 7-'
. U. o Q 13' '4 I.',! 1XV! l'S. 1 V,
Rock Island ... 1 !.'.'. !!' lit'-: 111'. 111
Pt. Paul I 127: I2n j 1-0V 1 '0'. I2:
Atchison pfd ..! MM MM M M', M
Atchison com.. ;i',: 3-'4 3-'.
Manhattan ....! J Ho I !' 1'"-
Western 1'nlon M! M! K:sj st, M
Mo. Pacific "! r'"' !'. m
Wabash 22, 21 22 22 2-'.
N. Y. Central.. 1 12'-. lit 1 12 112 12'.
c. & o :wv 3" n.-'J 3P-'
c. c. c wl ' I .. 0 '.,
1'. I'ac. com 72'-i 7..'1t! 71V 7l . 7' 4
I". I'ac. pfd .... H'.i M MV ! " ,
Rubber 2; 30 M4: 2. , r
S. I'ac. pfd 41 4-' I 4!',! 4'" I",
Rending tf1 ' I1 " ', r;. :: ,
Jersey Central. ll;i, 14. 'V 14v 4 1 ' '-. '
T. C."& 1 10',, ti',i,i 1:1 ! 11 1 is
N. I'ac. com..., 7'"4 7iV 7"'--' 7'-'- 7 '
N. I'ac. pfd .... V2 T,.! HV 2 "
Pac. Mail 47 47 47 47 j 4.',
I. & N M K'! W M '-'
M., K. & T. ... S3 34;, i 3S I Ji I ''
J. C Goings Commission Co.
Members Chieairo Eoard of Tra ic.
Buyers and Shippers of Cirain.
Milling wheat a specialty. Consignments
112 East rifth Street. - Topeka. Kanum
We respectfully solicit your patronage
and offer careful and honest eietuilim of
orders. . .
Please note: We are represented In
Kansas City bv The F. P. 8ml' h Couimis--sion
Co., members of the Kn Ity
Hoard of Trade, and are making a spe
ciality of executing orders la tliiit Matktt,

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