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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAT., MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 10, 1900.
IT'S AS MUCH
TO YOUR INTEREST
to buy your Xmas goods before the jam
sets in, as it is ours to have you do so.
But in order to make it an additional object to
you, we will give a SPECIAL DISCOUNT
OF TEN PER CENT on all purchases
amounting to a total of $1.00 or more,
from now till Friday evening.
Discount applies to Holiday Goods only.
A Discount Sale before the height of the season
is a decided novelty in merchandising, and
we hope you will appreciate it, and
We have no use for the common
method among merchants of giving
a discount on goods after the season
for them is over, and you know we
never do it. We consider it an in
sult to the customers and despite
such methods. A discount in advance
of season, however, is different and
we hope it will please you and relieve
the rush of the end of the season.
PITIFULLY CRUEL
continued from First Page.)
th witness as the questions were asked
and answered, and the sobs of Mrs. Sells
there was the most intense silence in the
court. The answers were given in a clear
tone, and each wrd seemed to fall like
burning drops of vitriol on that mother's
heart. Siowlv the lust Question was asked
and answered, and Colonel Holmes said:
"That is all."
Florence 'oolted toward her father's at
torneys. Thev shook their heaeds and she
rose from the" witness chair and was con
ducted troin the courtroom by her father.
Passinsi out. they almost brushed against
the sob'oins: mother. Aithough she raised
her head and cast an appealing glance,
full of motherly love, at the daughter, the
Inter turned her eyes away and passed on
without bestowing one glance upon the
mother.
There was one witness for the plaintiff
who had not yet been called to the stand.
I'e wished counsel for defense to agree
that when this witness could be secured
t,p would be allowed to testify. The de
fense wished to know- what the plaintiff
expected to prove by this witness, but the
request was refused. The judge said the
matter could be decided when the witness
Mas able to take the stand.
The attorneys then asked that court ad
journ until 1:30 this afternoon in order to
dve them time to prepare for the intro
duction of their testimony. This was
granted, and at 11 o'clock court recessed
until this afternoon.
As soon as court was adjourned numbers
pressed toward Mrs. Sells and congratu
lated her on the stand she had taken in
refusing to allow her attorneys to cross
examine her daughter.
The defense began the presentation of
its side. The stand taken by Mrs. Sells
In refusing to allow the cross-examination
of her daughter created much sympathy
for her.
Attorney Hilling read the first deposi
tion taken in behalf of Mrs. Sells. It was
that of George W. Lindermiith, of Mar.
ion. Ind. Attorney Booth rose and asked
on behalf of the plaintiff that all wit
nesses for the defense be excluded from
the room during the progress of the trial.
This was a new move, as the defense had
not asked this in the ca.se of the witnesses
for the plaintiff. The court made the or.
dt-r as requested. Mr. Booth asked that
as Wm. Bott would be a witness that this
exclusion apply to him. Bott has been a
constant attendant at the trial and has
taken copious notes, but on the applica
tion of this order he left the court room.
He was summoned by the plaintiff, but
did not testify, but will be put oa the
stand by the defense.
The Lfndermuth deposition was made In
June, 3 ."A
The deponent first saw Peter Sells to
know him at Alexandersville. Ohio, 25
years ago. He went there to see the show
and became acquainted with Sells. The
witness went to Chattanooga in lkSo and
1-ft in ISM. He worked in a gambling
room run by a man named De Bartlavin.
lie knew Mattie Schuitz. the woman
r,amed in the cross-petition of Mrs. Sells
cs having been intimate with her husband.
He had seen Peter Sells in Mattie
Jchultz s place in Chattanooga. He was
sitting on the side of the bed in Mattie
Schultz's bedroom. This was about 9
o'clock tit night. Mattie was dressed in
a long night gown and Peter had on only
his underclothing. Mrs. Sells was not
present in court when the first deposition
was read for her side. Peter was also ab
sent. About a year later Lindermuth said he
met Peter Sells in the sitting room of
Mattie Sehultz's illegal house. He said
Peter hired four of the girls in the house
to dance in the "altogether." Witness
said the dance was something entirely out
of the ordinary, and told of the arrange
ments for the dance. He said dhe of the
girls said "Mattie s lover is here, and has
got several of the girls to give a dance."
W hen Mattie and Peter came in the
room- the dance bagn. The witness said
Jt was not the hoochee-koochee, but a
kind of a Quadrille. He said Peter did
Jiot join in the dance. Henry Teager. a
clerk in a Chattanooga hotel, was present
In the room, said Lindermuth. Linder
muth said that several months later he
Bgain saw Peter Sells at the Schultz re
fort. Maggie and Peter were in the back
yard of the house. He had gone to the
bouse to deliver some beer. At that point
in the .reading of the deposition Mrs. Sells
and her mother came in. Her eves were
Fwollen, and gave evidence of the' emotion
with which she had been shaken in the
morning. The reading of Linderrouth's
deposition continued. Mattie told him of
a very fins diamond ring Peter Sells had
given her, and the girls said he made
presents of fine stones. Mattie kept a
large number of girls.
Attorney Booth, counsel for Mrs. Sells,
read the cross-examination In the deposi
tion. The witness said he left Chattan
ooga for Lexington, Ky with J400 and
played the races until he was "dirty"
with money. Lindermuth went to Day
ton from Lexington. He did not know
Chief of Police Farrell, because "I didn't
yever hunt up no cops. I ain't got no use
Tor them nohow."
Witness was asked why he shunned the
acquaintance of the police.
"Oh. dogged if 1 know, but I guess It
vas because they didn't like me."
ITS FIFTH YEAR
And the Moat Prosperous of the
American School at Some.
New York, Dec. 10. The American
School of Classical Studies in Rome has
fust finished its fifth and most prosper
ous year of active work. Last Year there
were fourteen students, including several
eoiitc,e instructors, while the present year
opens with an attendance of about thirty,
u he following colleges were represented -
Yale. Harvard, Prinoeton, Cornell, Uni
versity of Chicago, University of Michi
gan. Leland Stanford, jr., Wellesley Bar
liard. University of Wisconsin and'Wash
Ington university (St. Louis). The object
of the school is to advance the srudy of
classical literature in its relation to the
history of classical, Etruscan and Italian
art and archaeology.
The work this year will be -directed by
PJchard Norton, who has been on the
field several years and w hose specialty is
the work on sites anil museums: Profes
For Francis A. Kelsey, who is well-known
for his translation of Dr. Mann's book on
X'tuujteu, will i Uit other Instructor, Pro
Remember it pays to trade at
613 KANSAS AVE.
fessor Kelsey is at present preparing a
book on Roman architecture.
On account of prohibitive measures
taken by the Italian government no ex
cavations have been made by the school
since its first year, when some work was
done on the site of the old Latin town of
Norba, near Rome. The school, however,
aims to encourage and assist original re
search and exploration and co-operates
as far as possible with the American
School of Classical Studies at Athens. Two
fellowships are offered annually for com
petitive examination.
BISHOP LITTLEJ0HN ILL.
Compelled by Poor Health to Abandon
Church "Work.
New Tork, Dec. 10. Because of ill
health the Right Rev. A. -N. Littlejohn,
bishop of Long Island, has been forbid
den by his physician to attend to his
usual appointments in the churches in
his diocese.
Bishop George , "Worthington of the
diocese of Nebraska, who is spending
the season in the east, has consented to
take Bishop Littlejohn's appointments
during the continuance of Advent, while
Bishop William E. Adams of the diocese
of Easton, will act for him during; Lent.
It is likely that at the next diocesan
convention, which will be held in the
spring1, the question of electing a co
adjutor bishop wiil be considered, un
less Bishop Littlejohn's health material
ly improves.
TO DROP PANAMA.
Pacific
Mail Company to
Boycott
Southern Port
San Francisco, Dec. 10. The last Pa
cific Mail steamer for Panama ..sails
today. The City of Sidney leaves for
all Central American ports, and will
make her last point of call Panama.
Thereafter all the Mail company's
steamers will drop Panama from the
schedule and will ignore the Panama
railroad. The local representative of the
Panama railroad has been notified that
the company has chartered the steamer
Roanoke, which will sail from Panama
on January S.
HANNA MUST PAT.
Mrs. Frye "Stuck" the Senator For
Theatre Seats.
Washington, Dec. 10. When Senator
Hanna planned his trip through the
west he decided on Senator Frye, presi
dent pro tern of the senate, as the
speaker whom he wanted to accompany
him. He wrote to Mr. Frye, who, with
Mrs. Frye, was away up on one of the
Maine lakes fishing. Mr. Frye was so
intent on his sport that he handed the
letter to his wife and asked her to an
swer it.
Mra Frye wrote to Senator Hanna
saying that in her opinion Senator Frye
had done his part, and was having de
lightful fishing. Besides, she was not
well and Mr. Frye himself was some
what under the weather; and anyway,
Mr. Frye was going to stay right there
with her.
Senator Hanna wrote back begging
Mrs. Frye to let the senator join him.
and promising, if she would, that when
he got back to Washington he would do
anything for her in his power that she
chose to ask.
To this Mrs. Frye returned substan
tially this proposition: "I will let Mr.
Frye go if you will promise to provide
me with a box or seats, as I may pre
fer.whenever there , is anything at any
Washington theater that I may want to
see, at any time during the season and
as many times a week as I may want to
go."
Senator Hanna telegraphed this reply:
"Tour terms are accepted."
Mr. Frye went on the campaigning
tour and Mrs. Frye is planning a series
of good times at the theaters and Mr.
Hanna will pay the bills.
STODDARD LIBRARY OP TRAVEL
A Masterpiece in Every Detail a
Tour of the World.
Four thousand superb engravings and
the identical lectures delivered during
the past eighteen years by John L.
Stoddard, the most noted traveler and
lecturer on foreign lands who ever lived.
A few more orders will be taken at
the discount price. -
For further information call evening
or address Mrs. Ross, Blower House,
Topeka, Kansas.
Steel Magnates Confer.
New Tork, Dec. 10. The directors of
the American Steel and Wire company
will have a meeting today. John W.
Gates, Isaac Elwood, and John Lambert,
members of the directory, arrived from
Chicago last night, and went to the
Waldorf-Astoria, where they were soon
joined by P. A. B. Widener and Thomas
Dolan of Philadelphia; Max Pam of
counsel for the company, and others in
terested in steel and wire affairs. Messrs.
Gates and Elwood declined to see re
porters. All were in close conference for
a long time.
-
Lecture Course.
Seats for the concert Wednesday night
by the Ernest Gamble company are on
sale at Rowley & Snow's. Every seat
in the High School hall should be taken
for this splendid entertainment. Single
tickets 50 cents. Season tickets for the
remaining six numbers, including the
lecture on "Liquid Air," $1.75.
Don't fail to hear the Gamble Concert
company at the High school .Wednesday
night
SHOP WHISTLE BLOWS.
(Continued from First Page.)
Texas, but Mr.Sargent says his visit has
nothing whatever to do with the tele
graphers' tsrike. He is simply going
there to distribute funds raised by the
brotherhood for the benefit of the loco
motive firemen who suffered, as a result
of the Galveston flood.
HOW IT BEGAN.
Two Versions of the Strike From
Different Views.
"To All Agents and Operators of the
Santa Fe System.
"In accordance with the action of your
general committee and the by-laws of
this organization on this date, you will
strike, cease work and thereafter re
fuse to perform any duty of any char
acter whatever until the said strike is
declared off by me personally and notice
of settlement of all your grievances ac
knowledged. Said notice must be vouch
ed for by our local representatives, you
will turn your boards red for the protec
tion of life and property and leave them
in that position permanently. Carefully
protect all company property in your
care or possession and allow no person
access thereto until you are properly
checked and released from all responsi
bility by the company's actual represen
tative. This action is made necessary
to secure for you reasonable compensa
tion and conditions of service.
"All train dispatchers, clerks and other
employes are earnestly requested to give
us their assistance."
The above order inaugurated the gen
eral strike of telegraphers on the Santa
Fe system. It was sent out by J. A.
Newman.who is general chairman of the
O. R.T.for the entire system from Wich
ita, at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
The order reached Topeka a few minutes
before 4 o'clock, and the operators who
complied with it went out on the hour
here.
In the general offices eight operators
walked out and three non-members went
along in sympathy. It was one of the
picturesqtie incidents of the strike how
the keys in this ofttce were manned im
mediately following the operators' de
parture. C. W. Kouns, superintendent
of car service, C. G. Sholes, superintend
ent of telegraph, and C. F. Resseguie,
general superintendent took desks and
tapped the brass. All have been opera
tors before donning the official ermine.
They dispatched matters principally
pertaining to their own department do
ings and helped straighten up the situa
tion from its first few moments of dis
order. General Manager Mudge joined
the shift for a time and did his own
talking over the wire into the Chicago
offices. He began work as a telegraph
operator.
Office business was trimmed into fair
shape before midnight here, and the reg
ular train service was not disturbed to
any great extent.
A small proportion of men went out on
this division. Superintendent C. T. Mc
Leilan went over the division from sta
tion to station, conferring with the men
and as the result of this canvass some
wavering ones were induced to stay at
work.
At 10:30 o'clock Assistant Superintend
ent of Machinery Sanderson, acted upon
the general order issued in advance of
the strike and posted notice that the
shops would not begin work again.pend
ing the settlement of the strike. This
order was revoked Sunday, as noted.
At no time did the company officials
admit that as much as 50 per cent of the
telegraphers had gone on strike.
In an interview General Manager
Mudge said:
"In reality the operators have no
grievances. The order and the company
last April signed a new schedule, which
was not to be annulled without 30 days'
notice. They have broken their own
agreements. Had the company been un
fair discontent might spread, but there
is no grievance whatever among our
men."
Discussing the strike order General
Chairman J. A. Newman said:
"The action was taken at the sugges
tion of the order's national president, M.
M. Dolphin, and only after it was evi
dent that the company would not listen
to our grievances. We were compelled to
take this step to see that justice is done
to the members of our organization on
the Gulf system and as a matter of pro
tection to ourselves.
"If the Santa Fe cut wages and im
posed other burdens upon the operators
on that system, what is to prevent them
from doing the same thing here? This,
is rot altogether in sympathy, therefore,
with Gulf operators. There is one thin-.;
I am glad of and that is this fact, that
the men are a unit in the matter. I am
receiving telegrams from all points in
dorsing my action.
"Just how long the strike will continue
is a matter hard for me to determine.
Under no circumstances w ill we return
to work until our grievances have been
adjusted in a manner satisfactory to the
members of the organization. The real
grievance of the men on the Gulf system
as given to me in a special from Nation
al President Dolphin, is a protest against
proposed elimination of 12 stations for
schedule and a proposed reduction In
wags at 19 other stations. To avoid the
strike the committee agreed to accept
Santa Fe rules, amended by providing
for eight consecutive hours' rest in each
24, excepting in case of emergency. The
clause depriving men of a hearing when
discharged for insubordination was also
to be eliminated. Another demand was
that there was not to be any reduction
in wages at any of the stations for the
present.
"Our grievances are identified with
those of the Gulf operators and we will
fight this matter together."
POLK IS BLAMED.
According to members of the Order of
Railway Telegraphers in their early
claims', between 1,000 and 1,500 telegraph
operators on the Atchison, Topeka fe
Santa Fe railroad left their desks and
walked out on a strike. According to the
same authority, early advices from points
along the 5, 000 miles of track in the sys
tem indicated that the freight traffic was
practically tied up and that passenger
trains ran slowly, with no further des
tination than the next division terminal.
M. M. Dolphin, president of the Order
of Railway Telegraphers, estimated that
95 per cent of the telegraphers on the road
had obeyed the order. The strike has
been called to support the demands of the
300 operators, who, since Thursday have
been out on a strike on the Gulf, Colorado
& Santa Fe division of the .Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe railroad. The operators
give this as their side of the dispute: The
difference has been regarding wages and
rules and the strike was called following
the refusal of the railway officials to ar
bitrate. Most of the present trouble is
due to the "high-handed conduct" of L. J.
Polk of Galveston, general manager of
the Gulf. Colorado & Santa Fe division
of the road.
After the complaints had been brought
to him and had been briefly discussed,
he passed the matter on to Vice President
J. M. Barr of this city. Mr. Barr, how
ever, sent back the dispute to Polk for
settlement. With him it stayed, while the
officers of the telegraphers tried in vain
to bring matters to a head.
The executive committee of the Railway
Telegraphers reported at the end of the
two months that they were unable to get
any satisfaction from Polk. The executive
committee decided that the time had come
for open war against their alleged op
pressors and they were confirmed in that
determination by the knowledge that for
a month the company had been enlisting
operators out of employment. As a re
sult of these preparations, the railway
had collected in Kansas City Friday night
fifty-rive operators, whom" they sent on to
Texas to take the places of the strikers
on the Galveston division.
All of these except three, it is asserted
by the merC left the train before it reach
ed Kansas City, and prophesied that the
remaining trio would disappear before
many miles.
The Brotherhoods of Railway Engineers,
of Railway Trainmen, of Locomotive Fire
men and the Order of Railway Conduc
tors, it is said, have promised to aid the
operators. ,
MTJDGE AT THE KEY.
Leaves Instrument Long Enough, to
Talk of Conditions.
Continued improvement in the opera
tion of the road over the strike inaugu
rated by the O. R. T. is the situation re
ported by Santa Fe officials this morn
ing. General Manager kludge and Gen
eral Superintendent Resseguie sat side
by side at the keys in the general office
telegraph department.
Mr. Mudge closed his key a moment to
answer the inquiry for developments or
changes in the strike situation.
"Everything is running smoothly," he
said. "The only change is that many
operators are urging to be taken back.
It is too late now.
"To show you we are doing business
right along, look at these train reports,"
said Superintendent Resseguie. "They
falsify the wild and absurd statements
that have gone out. Trains are running
regularly, passenger and freight. Con
sidering.the handicap a large and favor
able percentage are on time. Much time
is made up on the middle and eastern
divisions by delayed trains. On the Chi
cago division delays axe only matters of
minutes.
"The fast mail was on the dot here
east and west, No. 8 was 36 minutes late.
On the Oklahoma division where the ex
odus of operators was one of the great
est, eight trains out of eleven were on
time yesterday. One was 25 minutes
late, one 2Vs hours, one 3 hours and 45
minutes. Does it look as if we were do
ing business? There is no doubt about
it.
"Freight trains are moving as satis
factory as passenger. We are taking all
business and starting all that comes in."
On their side the men received encour
aging advices.
General Secretary H. S. Perham, of
the O. R. T., issued the following bulle
tin from St. Louis this morning:
"Progress of strike entirely satisfac
tory. President Dolphin in Galveston
personally directing affairs. Our success
assured beyond doubt. Ninety-nine per
cent of the Santa Fe Pacific, and G. C.
& S. F. operators out and over 95 per
cent on the Santa Fe proper. They can
not fill strikers' places. . Twenty-four
hours at outside will bring victory to
us." Secretary Perham urged the men
to stand firm and take no stock in the
reports of the company that everything
was favorable and satisfactory to it.
They had encouraging words from
General Chairman Newman also that
trains were tied up.
Many ringers are included in the men
sent out by the company, the men say.
Chairman Purkett reports having a con
versation with one of them at the To
peka depot. The man said he had his
wife and two children along and was
benefiting his travels by securing free
transportation as far as he could, in
tending to pay his way on to Galveston
when the game was up.
JOAQUIN VALLEY OTTT.
Operator Permitted Choice and One
' Third Struck.
Stockton, Cal., Dec. 10. The strike of the
telegraph operators on the Santa Fe has
extended to the San Francisco and San
Joaquin valley road, but not over one
third of the men went out. After a con
ference of the local committee lasting sev
eral hours, it is reported to have left the
question of walking out to the discretion
of each operator. At the four principal
points on the Valley road the men are
still at their keys. These are Bakersfield,
Stockton, Antioch and Point Richmond,
wThile the train dispatcher, who is not
included in the strike, is working at
Fresno.
WILL SPREAD NO FURTHER.
Mr. Barr Looks For No Outbreak in
Other Branches.
Chicago, Dec. 10. J. M. Barr, third
vice president of the Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Fe declared today that the rail
way operators' strike was not effective
west of Albuquerque and on the Galves
ton, Colorado & Santa Fe road. Between
four and five hundred men, he said, were
still out on the Southern Kansas di
vision, the Oklahoma division and the
Western division.
L. J. Polk, general manager of the
G. C. & S. F. wired Mr. Barr today that
21 freight trains on the northern divis
ion and 12 on the southern were running
as usual. Of 32 men sent to take the
places1 of strikers 19 went to work; the
others deserting.
W. G. Nevin, the Santa Fe manager
at Los Angeles, telegraphed the road
was running as usual in the Valley di
vision, competent men having been se
cured for all but four unimportant sta
tions. Many strikers returned to work.
Fruit shippers. Mr. Nevin said, had
been notified that the Santa Fe could
handle business up to the limit of their
equipment.
"Cattle trains are not being materially
delayed," said Mr. Barr. "We are hav
ing no trouble in getting men. One
hundred men from here and as many
more from other cities have been sent
to Topeka, from which place they will
be sent to other points as needed. I feel
sure there will be no sympathetic
strikes of men in other branches of the
service."
EVERY MAN OUT.
Strikers Report From the San J oaquin
Valley Road.
Fresno, Cal., Dec. 10. John W. Hays,
local chairman of the Order of Railway
Telegraphers, and member of the Chi
cago grievance committee, makes the
following statement in regard to the
strike of operators on the San Joaquin
Valley division of the Santa Fe:
"As far as can be ascertained every
operator on the San Joaquin Valley di
vision went out promptly at 5 p. m.fSun
day. J. A. Newman, general chairman
of the order, has wired me as follows:
" 'Company shows evidence toward
an early settlement.' "
The dispatcher's office here says all
trains are on time, and that only four
men are out. but operators along the
line say the strike is solid.
' The Gamble Concert
In the concert by the Ernest Gamble
company Wednesday evening the musi
cians of the city have the prospect of
an entertainment rarely equalled in To
peka. The company consists of Mr.
Ernest Gamble, basso, who is known as
one of the leading vocalists of the coun
try; Miss Sibyl Sammis, soprano, of
whom Major James B. Pond says:
"I did not believe there was so good a
soprano, singer in this country." Miss
Grace Jenkins, violinist, and Mr. Edwin
M. Shonert, pianist. The programme
will be a delight to all who are fortunate
enough to hear it. The concert will be
given in the High School halL
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the
Signature of
CHANGE IN BIG DRUG Fllta.
Affairs of Swift & Holliday Company
to Be Reorganized.
Preparations are being made for a
change in the firm of the Swift & Holli
day Drug company. The corporation was
iorganized five years ago, succeeding to
the business of the firm of Swift & Hol
liday. The original partners remained
in the company as large shareholders. It
is now asserted that Mr. Holliday will
retire from the company.
The store was a busy place yesterday,
when an Inventory was taken. Reor
ganization of the company is to follow,
it is stated. It was learned that this
stock account was made preparatory to
the coming change.
Cashier Henderson, of the First Na
tional bank, said:
"The goods have been invoiced to ar
range for a settlement with the com
pany's creditors. Since Mr. Holliday
went into his new position some time
ago he has left the business. His inter
est is to be sold out. The sale is to be
consummated without court process. Mr.
Swift will become sole owner and as
sume the conduct of the business. The
bank has a representative in the com
pany now."
II. L. Robinson, secretary of the com
pany, refused to make a statement and
would give no figures. In reply to ques
tions he stated that a settlement of the
company's affairs was being arranged
for, but what changes would be made
were all guess-work. It was not certain
that Mr. Holliday would go out of the
eompany.
SANTA FE'S SUMMARY.
Strike Situation as Seen From
Company's View Point.
Kansas City, Dec. 10. A summary of
the strike situation on the Santa Fe
system received here at noon in a tele
gram to H. W. Sharp in charge of Kan
sas City terminals, gives the following:
Chicago division About 115 operators
at work, which fills all places except a
few unimportant stations.. -
Eastern division Practically all sta
tions filled.
Middle division All stations filled.
Western division About one-half sta
tions working.
Oklahoma division Operators working
at all important stations.
New Mexico and Rio Grande divisions
All except a few unimportant stations
working.
Southern Kansas Operators working
at most important stationsand vacancies
are being filled with men employed
locally in other capacities.
The "overland flyers" west bound due
in Kansas City Saturday night and east
bound due here yesterday were reported
on time.
Superintendent Sharp at 1 o'clock to
day reported all trains, both freight and
passenger, in this division were on time.
CARTER FilUST STAY.
The Court Refuses to- Sustain
Prisoner's Demurrer.
St. Louis, Dec. 10. In a decision hand
ed down by Judge Hook of the federal
district court of Kansas and concurred
in by United States Circuit Judge Amos
Thayer this afternoon Oberlin M. Car
ter, former captain United States army,
under sentence of five years' imprison
ment for misappropriation of govern
ment funds while in charge of the har
bor work of Savannah, Ga., is remand
ed to the custody of Robert W. Mc
Laughry, warden of the federal peniten
tiary at Leavenworth, where Carter has
been confined, the court overruling the
petitioner's demurrer on the habeas
corpus writ issued some time ago, and
sustaining the ruling of the trial courts,
together with the subsequent action of
President McKinley, who set aside
twelve of the charges under which he
was convicted, but made no change of
the sentence imposed by the court mar
tial. CURTIS AGAIN DENIES.
Says He Is Not a Candidate For
United States Senator.
Washington, Dee. 10. "Several of my
friends in Kansas have been stating thai
I was a candidate for United States sen
ator," said Representative Curtis, of To
peka, today.
"I am not a candidate. I have wired
them that I am not a candidate." Noth
ing further regarding the pleasures of
shorter legislative hours and luxurious
quarters in the senate end of the capitol
will Mr. Curtis say.
"As it stands now," he continued,
"Kansas will not have a solid Republi
can delegation in the next house of rep
resentatives. In the Third district Jack
son, the Fusion candidate for congress,
is ahead 176 votes on the official count,
Kansas has some 400 soldiers in the
Philippines, and they were allowed to
vote. The result of the soldier vote for
the Third district is not yet known here.
It must overcome the 176 ballots to elect
G. W. Wheatley, tha Republican, who,
until recently, was supposed to be Rep
resentative Ridgley's successor."
IMMEDIATE ADMISSION.
Mr. Curtis Says Indian Territory
Should Not Be Made to Wait
Washington, D. G, Dec. 10. No
member of congress has taken a keener
interest in the legislation for the ben
efit of Oklahoma and Indian Territory
than Congressman Curtis, of Kansas.
He has framed much of the legislation
for the benefit of that section.
Mr. Curtis has examined Senator
Fairbanks' bill for the admission of
Oklahoma to statehood, and believes
that it wiH not become a law at this
session. Mr. Curtis says that the In
dian Territory should be a part of the
new state, as the Fairbanks bill pro
vides, but that there is no necessity for
waiting until the allotments are all
made and the land is owned in severalty
by the Indians.
For a Kansas-Iowa Debate.
Grinnell, la., Dec. 10. Iowa college, at
Grinnell, has practically concluded ar
rangements for a joint debate with
Washburn college, at Topeka, Kas.
TODAY'S MARKET HEPOKT.
Chicago, Dec. 10. WHEAT Wheat was
easier early today on liberal receipts and
a slack outside demand, although world's
statistics and cables were rather bullish.
May, in which option there i3 the best
trade, opened c lower at 73 to 73c and
sold to 72fa c. Here the market stead
ied and reacted to 73:uc. Liverpool was
"... d lower, which was not responsive to
the slump here Saturday. World's ship
ments, 6.024,000 bushels were slightly over
the previous week's but 1.500.000 bu. under
last year. Local receipts were 134 cars,
one of contract grade. Minneapolis and
Duluth reported feso cars against 912 last
week and 6t9 a year ago.
The visible decrease of 685,000 bushels
later caused covering by shorts and May
rallied to 73c. The liberal primary re
ceipts, however, were against the price
and May dropped back to 73c, at which
the market closed, Uio under Saturday.
CORN Corn started out weak on
world's statistics, improved weather and
freer country offerings. On the decline the
market steadied on local buying. May
opened VkftVic lower at 36c to 36c and
sold to 35636c and then reacted to 36c.
December opened 'uc down to 36ic to
36c touched 36c and following this ral
lied to 36c. Receipts were 310 cars, none
of contract grade.
Corn on ocean passage showed an In
crease for the week of 1.376.000. The close
was steady, May c lower at 36c and De
cember c down at 63c
OATS Oats were dull and easier In
sympathy with corn. May opened a shade
lower at 23c to 23c, holding for some
time at 23e. Receipts here were 213 cars.
PROVISIONS Provisions early were
fairly active and firm under the influence
of higher hog prices and a good outside
demand for ribs and pork. January pork
opened 17 cents over Saturday at $12.32,
holding firm- January lard opened 2c
higher at J6.90, advancing to $6.2'Ki6.!t5,
and January ribs 5 cents up at $6.33, sell
ing to $0.3fy56.ST.
FLAX Cash: N.- W.. S1.G2; No. 1, $1.59;
December, tl.69; Mary, 61.60.
RYE December, 46c; January, 47c;
May, 49 c.
BARLET-Casti, 3Sfi5!o.
TIMOTHY r December, ..4.50; March,
J4.65.
Kansas City Live Stock Market.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 10. CATTLE
Receipts. 5,000; market steady to weak.
Native steers, $3.505.35: Texas steers, 3.'K
4.80: Texas cows, $2.75f4.65; native cows
and heifers, $1.754.75: stockers and feed
ers, $2.504.26: bulls, $1.75(63.75.
CALVES Receipts, 350; market steady,
$4.2.Va5.60, .
HOGS Receipts, 8,000: market steady to
5 cents higheF. . Rulk of sales, J t.42l2'4.95:
heavy, $4.87V!?'0 4.S)71,4: packers, $4.9j.4.97;
mixed, S4.S5fl4.95; light, 14,855; 4.87; york
ers, $4.9flfi4.97U: pigs, $4.25ffl4.il0.
SHEEP Receipts, 2,000; market strong.
Lambs, $3.50fi5.45; muttons, $2.154.40.
Chicago Live Stock Market.
Chicago, Dec 10. CATTLE Receipts,
24,090; steady to 10 cents lower. Good to
price steers, $5.356.00; poor to medium,
$4.005.30; stockers and feeders. $2.254t'4.30;
cows, J2.6O-&4.10; heifers. J2.6.rvji4.60; can
ners, $2,005(2.50; bulls, $2,254x4.40; calves,
$3.505.25; Texas fed steers. $4.0Ui4.85;
Texas grass steers, $3.30jj4.10; Texas bulls.
HOGS Receipts, today 36,000, tomrow
33.000: left over, 1,3:2. Five to 7V cents
higher, active; top, $5.00. Mixed and butch
ers', $4.6M.00; good to choice heavy, $4.70
(d i.Wz; rough heavy, $4.5'4.65: light, $4.70
&4.W'i: bulk of sales, J4.fuijt4.95.
SHEEP Receipts, 20,000:" sheep and
lambs steady: one lot extra Christmas
lambs, $6.50. Good to choice wethers. $4.00
fit 4.40: fair to choice mixed, $3.754.05;
western sheep, $4.C.KS4.4o: Texas sheep,
J2.50ffi3.65: native lambs, J4.00fa5.50; west
ern lambs, $4.754j5.50.
Official for Saturday:
RECEIPTS Cattle, 1S6; hogs, 24,374;
sheep. 112.
SHIPMENTS Cattle, 1,294; hogs. 2,769;
sheep, 1,55.
Kansas City Produce Market.
Kansas City. Dec. 10. Close: WHEAT
December. 2iJc: May, 65r"c Cash: No. 2
hard. 65(i66jc; No. 3, 63&65c; No. 2 red,
es'atj'Jc; No. 3. eS'ufiSc.
CORN December, 333c; May, 34c.
Cash: No. 2 mixed, 34c; No. 2 whiter 34c;
No. 3. 34V4c.
OATS No. 2 white, 25c
RYE No. 2. 46c.
HAY Choice timothy, J10.00810.50; choice
prairie. S9.0ofr9.50.
BUTTER Creamery, 19S23c; dairy,
fancy, 17c.
EGGS Fresh. 21c
RECEIPTS Wheat, 226 cars.
Topeka Hide Market.
Topeka, Dec 10.
Based on Chicago and Boston quota
tions. The following are net prices paid
In Topeka this week:
GREEN SALT CURED 7V.C.
GREEN SALT HALF ClfRED-c.
NO. 1 TALLOW 4c.
Today's Topeka Markets
Topeka, Dec 10.
CATTLE.
COWS $2 503.25.
HEIFERS $3.0Oi7 3.50.
CALVES.
HEAVY S3.0OQ3.5O.
LIGHT (Under 200 lbs) J4.004.59.
HOGS.
LIGHT $4. 40ff 4.60.
MEDIUM AND HEAVY-J4.40S4.60.
GRAIN.
NO. 2 WHEAT 62c.
NO. 2 CORN 30c.
NO. 2 WHTTE CORN 31a
NO. 2 OATS 23c
HAY J7.0LK&7.50.
PRODUCE.
EGGS 22c.
BUTTER 18c.
Joseph's Tips.
Furnished by J. C. Goings Commission
company, members Chicago Board of
Trade, Topeka, Kansas.
New York, Dec. 10. Lookout for a flurry
in Steels. Buy moderately with the fixed
purpose of averaging. Change in manage
ment of T. C. & I. board is likely. Rig
short interest in T. C. & I., hence the ad
visability of buying this stock on all fur
ther drives. Keep a stop, profit-taking or
der under Eries. but hold Readings. For
eigners will buy 26,000 shares on balance.
J. ARTHUR JOSEPH.
New York Money Market
New York. Dec. 10. MONEY Money on
call firm at 5 per cent. Prime mercantile
paper, 414'fi5 per cent. Sterling exchange
easier with actual business in bankers'
bills at S4.S4V4.S5 for demand and at
$4.Sl,4Sr4.RlV2 for sixty days: posted rates,
$4.s2'Sr4.!21i and $4.6; commercial bills,
$4.i.2-'a4.Sl.
SILVER Silver certificates, 64650; bar
silver. 64i2c: Mexican dollars, 500.
BONDS Government bonds irregular;
refunding 2s, registered, 104-s; do. coupon,
1047; 2s, registered. ; 3s, registered,
10W4; do. coupon, W'&t: new 4s, registered,
l."W: do. coupon, 13S; old 4s. reeistered,
114: do. coupon, 115; 5s, registered, 112?i;
do. coupon, 112.
Butter Market.
New York. Dec 10. PUTTER Steady;
creamery. isfl27c: June creamery, lS&23Vsc;
factory, 12g 1514c.
Sugar Market.
New York. Dec. 10. SUGAR Raw,
steady; molasses susar, 3 ll-16c. Refined,
steady: crushed, $6.00; powdered, $5.70;
granulated, $5.60.
COFFEE Dull: No. 7 Rio, THc
Cotton Market.
Galveston, Texas, Dec 10. COTTON
Easv, 97t(C.
New York. Dec 10. COTTON Spot cot
ton close quiet, He lower: middling up
lands, SCisc; middling gulf, lOic Sales, 125
bales.
Grain Letter
Furnished by J. C. Goings Commission
Company, members Chicago Board of
Trade, Topeka.
Chicago, Dec 10. WHEAT Wheat has
again shown a weak tendency and the
close is the weakest we have had on this
crop. With all this there are some facts
which the holder of wheat may feel en
couraged over. Where an increase in our
visible suppiy was generally expected, a
decrease of 6S5,O0 was recorded and this
in the face of larger receipts and small
shipments. The outside markets alt ap
pear weak with the cash wheat at Min
neapolis showing more decline on account
of low grades arriving. World's shipments
were given little attention today, neither
the decrease on passage, which was small.
After a rally of .e from the low point
on buying bv local crowd of shorts, the
market eased off on selling for St. Louis
traders. There is little to be said on the
situation other than what we have said.
Stocks are large, speculation lieht, but
the trade generally santtuine as to the
outcome, believing 73c quite low enough.
CORN Corn started weak on the im
.proved weather. Trade, however, was not
large and the local crowd rather over-did
the selling. Some December shorts took
advantage of thp dip to cover. Country ac
ceptances were liberal, while cash demand
was sick. Trading has not improved as
yet, but present weather will um ltlp It,
Clearances M4.(xft bushel. Estimated re
ceipts tomorrow, S"W cux.
OATS Prices eased off nightly with
com and because clear cold weather re
sulted in an irf reeme in th western of
ferings. Elevator pwoplo nold. Futures
yielded barely vc Kecelptu, 213 rut: -timated,
z- cars: visible deer.-..-e.l 444 l
bushels. The local Btocus dvcreaaed 224,
OuO bushels.
PROVISIONS Provllrn have U-n
strong with pork up at in besu, 20 to
lard up 74 to lc: ribs up 5 to 7Hc Tin t
wer only SS.rtui hws and prices st 1 h
yards 5 to l'c higher. 1'roviHionj Mock
show small decreases, exept on rtbs ami
only ft small increase on them sim e 1 -rember
1st. The local crowd is bullish.
January pork ought to be a safe purrli
on all soft spots. None has been miots
yet and no doubt short interest Is luiya.
We feel friendly to tha whul lit.
J. JT. HARRIS.
Market G-ossin.
Furnished by J. C. Oolmr Commtsilon
Company, members Ciiicuso Board ot
Trade, Topeka.
Llverpool, 1:30 p. m. : Wheit. U5 lower;
corn, hd lower than Saturday's close.
London, 1:30 p. ro.: Wheat c-usy, 4 to '-id
lower; corn easy, & lower than Satur
day's close.
Paris opening: Wheat and flour both
barely steady, 10c lower than aturo.a
close.
Chicago receipts: Wheat. 134 cars grac
ed 1; corn. 310 cars, graded ; oats, z:S
cars, graded 15.
Chicago: Hog's. 36.000, open 5c hltrher;
cattle, 24.000, lower: sheep, io inio, steady.
Kansas Cltv: Hops, 9.0"": cattle. 4.000.
Omaha: Hogs, 6.t; cattle, 3,oti.
Des Moines, liu: John R. Sa;: dlrecfof
of Iowa weather ond crop annual reports
Bhows yield of winter wheat on a reduce!
acreage -as compared with former year
to be 1,018.070 bushels, an average of 13 3
bushels per acre, the total yield jt spring
wheat is 20.2vo.2mO.
Chicago: Weather map rhows normal
winter temperatures and generally cieuo
weather everywhere.
Washington, . c. : "he government re
port on wheat will not be given out to
day. Paris close: Wheat. 5J10o lower; flour
unchanged to 10c lower.
Antwerp closes 12o lower than Satur
day. Kansas City receipts: Wheat, today 2"9
cars, last year 137; corn. 67 cars, lafct year
72: oats, 9 cars, last year 14,
Minneapolis receipts: Wheat, today h -3
cars, last year 636 cars.
Duluth receipts; Wheat, today K5 cars.
liisL year 05.
Wheat on passage, decrease 26,000; corn,
Increase 1,376.000.
World's wheat shipments, th! week,
6.024. 01"): previous week, B..S5i.W0; last e .t,
7,53,000. Corn, shipments this week, 6,!, 5.
Oao: previous week, 6,441,0j; last year,
6,312,000.
Weather forecast: For Illinois, Indiana
and Missouri Generally fair, not so col. I.
For Minnesota, Iowa and Dakota Ught
snow Hurries not bo cold. For Nebraska
and Kansas Fair.
Chicago: Hogs close cent1 higher;
clearances gMd: 'estimated tomorrow, 2ls
W. Cattle steady to lower.
Liverpool cltse: Wheat, 1 lower; corn,
ifj'd lower than Saturday's close,
Chicago: Trade very light in wheat
and is of a pit character.
Chicago: Wheat stocks, ll.im.tioo, de.
crease 427,000: corn, 1,473, 0u0, decrease &!,
000; oats, not given.
Chicago: Imoks as tf wheat visible
might decrease live hundred tliousund to
l.yno.uoo.
London close: Wheat to 9d lower;
Cvn. to lower.
Visible supply: Wheat, decrease Gvi.O0;
corn, decrease 60. 0': oats, decrease 444.ti.
Total visible supply: Wheat, 61 4i4,oou;
corn, 8,7K2,tW): oats. 0,87r,t.
Chicago: Estimated cars for tomorrow
Wheat, 105; corn, 3": oats, ,o.
Total clearances: Wheat and flour (ar
wheat), 416,0ml bu. : corn, H14.0O0 bu.
St. Louis close: Whea t December, 7,fHe;
January, 70'2c; May, 72rdc asked, Corn
December, 35c; January, 844o bid; Wu.y,
Range of Prices.
Furnished by J. C. Goings CommlUFJotl
company, members Chicago Board ot
Trade, Topeka, Kansas.
Chlcaagi, Dec. 10
Article Open High Low Cloa t.
WHEAT
Dec. ... fW'&O 70i 6H 6'' 7n-4
Jan. ... 7U-9 7'ii 7' "St-
Feb. ... 7ht 7 7"- 71 71 '
May ... 73V73 73 a 12 73 73V4
CORN
Dec. ... SB14-I4 SCfj, 3-.T4-36 364
Jan. ... 3T-)4 35'-i 35 3.". .'.' .
Keb. ... 35'4 3f,i. 35 85 :!
Mav ... 36U-36 30!4 36:4 36 So'
OATS
Deo. ... 21 21 21 21 214
Jan :"N,-i 21 Si
May ... 23-f4 23 23 83 :
POKK
Dec Jl 2T. II 23
Jan 21S- 2!
May ...12 17 12 17 12 10 IZ 12 WW
LARD
Dec. ...7 15 7 20 7 15 7 20 J 11
Jan. ...12 32 12 40 J2 25 52 25 12 IT,
May ... 6 97 7 02 ? COT 6 H2-9S
Rl BS
Dec 6 45 6 40
Jan. ... 6 35 6 35 6 32 6 82 Wi-33
May ... 6 40 6 42-45 6 40 6 40 6 37
Minneapolis and New Tork Range.
Furnished by J. C. Duncan, commis
sion, grain, provisions and utooks. OMice
109 East Fifth street. 'Phone 123. ChurUe,
Knapp & Co., correspondent, Kanitur
City, Mo.
MINNEAPOLIS.
Article
W H EAT
Dec
May
Article
CORN
Dec. .....
Jan. ...1.
May
Open High Low Close.
. 70 71 'i 7"4 71
. 7:1 73 73 73
JEW YOKK.
Open High Lj w Close,
. 4T. 45 45 4r.
. 42 42 4.' ,' 42
. 41 42 41 41
Range of Prices cn Stock.
Furnished by J. C. Duncan, commis
sion, grain, provisions and Mocks. Office
My East Fifth street. 'Phone 123. Charde,
Knapp & Co., correspondents, Kutmua
City, Mo.
New York, Dec. 10.
I " " " I
Stocks. Op'n.Hlgh Low.Cl'se Yen.
I I t
Sugar 123! 12R 123! 124'4,12'
People's Gas .. !", f-', '. SV
Am. Tobacco .. 1' 1"7:: 7" J.i, r 5
Federal Steel .. 61! 62i 51 - 3", &
Ivfrd. St'Cl pfd.. 7l 77i 7'. 76
Leather 74 I 75 I 73, 7. 74
A. S. & W 43 43 41 42 41
B. 4r 0 7M' il 7; 7 7-; 7k
C IS. .- Q l:i4; 13f,:s, 1SI4 135 '31
Rock Island ... H3-: 114 1i: lit 11
St. Paul 12T.'., 1. l- )2 -
Atchison pfd .. h:!; !iSi .': C3 j:
Atchison com. . 3-1 . :-. 2 H ;,s .V.
Manhattan .... " Jim,
Con. Tobacco.. 32 32j St :.?
Mo. Pacific .... &'! S" ! ! ! f,'.
Wabash 22'. Si' 21 21-. 21'-,
N. Y. Central.. 111! 111, lU'.l 141 111.,
C. & 0 87 I 371., 37 I 37V 37
c. c. c 'l ; :! .!,, i-.4
I'. Pnc. com 71 71: 71 71 j 71
I". Pac. pfd .... ' H W'iS "'! "4
Rubber 24 2li -Mj 2 , 26 1
S. Pac. pfd .... 41 41! 4" 41 4.1,
Reading pfd ... 63 fit 63 3 ."
N. Par. com.... ft, 7-! 711 f fw
T. C. I R! 62 H (,.,:-. r,w
Pac Mail 4- 44 4:; 44
L. & N ? IC'i! S I K'V M
M.. K. & T. 33 3 I 371 3r; 37
J.C. DUNCAN, Commission
GRATNan:! STOCKS
Long Dlst. 'Phone 123. J 09 .. Fifth St.
Private Wire, Quick Service.
Tour patronage respectfully foil. H-.
Special attention to Bankers and Capi
talists. Correspondent Chard. Knap" Co.,
Kansas City. Mo. 'harde utm! Ktuapp e r
both members of Kansas City ltourd ut
Trade.
Orders executed promptly and accur
ately on that market.
N. R We, . correspondents of Mr.
Duncan, guarantee the proper appropria
tion of all money deposited with him f r
marginal purposes. We keep separate ac
count with each eusrtomer, so one -ust'-mer's
money Is not used to manrin an
other. CHARD K. KNAPP CO.,

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