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TOPEHA STATE JOURNAL TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 11,1900.
0 ID? A 619 EAHSAS AVE. The Things And Make It the MOST of ODDS AND Lot 104 A strictly all wool Flannel Waist -ith 16 rows of braid trimming, 1.12 instead of J2.00. One lot of highest Rrade mercerized Fatine Waist, have the appearance of finest Silk and Satin, richly made up, $1.39 instead of $2.25 and $2.48. One lot of Eiderdown Saques, all shades, 75o instead of $1.25. One lot of Kiderdown Saque3, $1.13 instead of '$1.8S. One lot Fine Quality Fascinators, 19c Instead of 5c. One lot Fuperior Fascinators, 39c instead of 50c. One lot of exceptionally fine pocket ooks ("travelers' samples") worth up to "c, choice 25c. Another lot, very much finer, with the very best leather linings, worth up to SI. 23, choice 50c. One lot of Hat Pins, worth up to 25c, choice lOe. The newest fads in Ladies' and Gen tlemen's Neckwear, worth up to 39c, choice 23c. An excellent opportunity for Christ ' mas buying. Arrival of new things in Stick Fins, 45c, 15c, 25c. Blaeelets of Sterling Silver and Gilt, with lock, 25c instead of 50c. Sterling Silver Hearts (with your name engraved) 19c. Fancy Beaded Bracelets, very new, 17c instead of 25c. The prettiest thines in Brooches, 25c, 48c, up to $1.98. - The new things in Belts, such, as Tinsel, Patent Leather, etc., etc. Odd lots in Perfumery, prices greatly reduced. 39c bottle Smelling Salts at 23c. T5c bottle Smelling Salts at 43c. Both, guaranteed as being the very best. One case of superior quality Ladies' Hose, full gauge fine, high spliced heel and toe, 2-thread throughout, guaran teed to wear as well as any hose costing 25c. This case will go at 15c. Will give you colors at same price. HIES. SELLS WILL TELL Wife of Showman to Go on Witness stand in Own Behalf. . The past week in the Sells case has been one of gloom, or husband's lost hon or and perfidy of wife, of home torn as under and awful secrets kept for years by the daughter. Tears and sympathy came with the stories told, and, unreliev ed by any ray of humor, the evidence was drawn out. The deposition of Geo. W. Lindermuth. of Marion, lnd., started ripples of laughter.. He had been a gambler in the palmy days of the reign of the tig-r in Chattanooga, and he told many secrets of that time how the po lice officials had to be "sugared;" how they were "fixed;" how ministers and reformers were "bunkoed" by fake ar rests and pulls, and many other things. Many of his answers were very witty. He was not backward about telling of his own sins as well as those he alleged Peter Sells committed, and calmly own ed to being a gambler, dope fiend, fre quenter of resorts and a "friend of the house" at the resort of Mattie Schultz. When the deposition was read some f arts were omitted. So vile were som" j'arts of the depositions that Mrs. Sells refused to stay and listen to it, but ac companied by her mother arose and left the court room.' Attorneys for the plaintiff said that Florence Sells did not tell all she knew v. hen she was on the stand. There were some things which she had seen on which she begged the attorneys not to question her. and her wish was respect ed. "Had she told the whole story. "said an attorney, "you would have been still more amazed." It was owing to the re quest of ihe attorneys for the piaintiff that she consented to go upon the stand at all. When the matter was first spo ken of she broke down and begged not to be called. After the defense connect ed her name with that of Ned Raymour and Harry Lyons she consented to ap pear. Mrs. Sells has not borne the strain w ei!. She is much paler and there are lines in her face which were not there even days ago. Deep shadows are un tler her eyes, which are red and swollen as though from much weeping. She has resumed her black garments, and wears them unrelieved by any ribbon or other ornament. She will go on the stand and tell her nvn story some time during the trial. How she will stand this ordeal cannot be told, but that she will tell a dramatic Ftory is assured. Most of the week will be taken up with the reading of depo sitions, of which the defense have a great number, but some witnesses will be called. KIPLEY RESIGNS. Chicago Chief of Police Throws Up His Job. Chicago, Dec. 11. The Tribune says: The resignation of Joseph Kipley as superintendent of police of the citv of Chicago is in the hands of Mayor Har rison. It was written and given to the mayor just before Chief Kipley started on his southern trip. The resignation has not been acted on yet, and action probably will not be taken for some lit tle time. Mayor Harrison when seen last even ing refused to discuss the matter. A SHREWD THIEF. Steals $8,837 Which Ho Hides For Us a After Serving Sentence. Boston, Dec. 11. The case of Morris Aaronburg; the youth who has con fessed that he stole $S,S37 from Mrs. , Margaret Beck, which has puzzled the police from the first, still staggers the officials, although the boy has declared his guilt. It is the first case in police records here where a man or boy has confessed to having stolen money and has stood ready to take all the punish ment which could be given for the of 3RJF TM'a OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO That. Advertise This Store POPULAR TRADING PLACE. Cleaning Up Sale ENDS the Remnants and Mill Ends. Mill ': Ends'. Short Lengths. One lot of Black Satine, real Henrietta finish; we guarantee them equal to any thing shown at 18c, sale price 12V4C One lot of the very best quality Feather Tickiig. You could not procure any better at ISc, sale price 12c. . One lot of Amoskeag "Gold Medal" Denim, color blue; it would be difficult to find a better at 18c, price 12c. 15 pieces of the prettiest Eiderdown and Imitation French Flannel materials, much heavier than the ordinary flannel ettes; very prettiest styles, 12o. in stead of ISc. One case Outing Flannels, "mill ends," of the very best grade in beautiful color ings, 8 l-3c instead of 12c. One case full standard dress style Calicos, consisting of Silver Grays, Black and White, shirting styles, also the best Indigo Blues, your choice 44c 500 yards Calico, suitable for comforts, 2 He. 450 yards Canton Flannel, nice fleeced back, 414c V& yard wide Table Oilcloth, the best, 17c. Floor Oilcloth In brightest patterns, per square yard, 20c up. The celebrated English Linoleum, none better on the market; worth at least 25 per cent, more than we quote them today, but being overstocked we are going to offer this inducement, 45c, 57:4c and 67c per square yard. 500 balls Knitting Cotton; this is all we have left of the 3,000, mainly in colors, two balls for 5c. Gent's Department. Duck Coats, blanket lining, 65c, 98c, $1.25, and up. Boys' Overalls of heavy striped duck. 29c. fense, without making restitution and trying to escape the full penalty. The police have figured it out that if Aaronburg goes to prison for the max imum term of five years without return ing the stolen money, he will come out financially as if he had been at work all the time on a salary of about $1,800 a year. All evidence is taken as indicat ing that Aaronburg has the money safe ly concealed and intends to go to prison without revealing its hiding place. He will probably be sentenced today. $24,496,308 WITED. - After Ten Minutes Discussion by the House. Washington, Dec. 11. The first of the great supply bills, legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill, was passed by the house in record time. The bill carried J24,496,30S and has 131 pages, but there was less than ten minutes" debate upon it. It requireM about three hours for the clerk to read the bill. No other business was transacted. FAVORS EXPOSITION. Governor's Investigations Re veal Encouraging Sentiment. "Personally I am in favor of the Kan sas Semi-Centennial Exposition," said Governor Stanley to a State Journal re porter last night. 'T will not, however, as governor plunge headlong into this affair without knowing something of the sentiment of the people of the state. The letters which I sent to the members of the leg islature have resulted in much good. People are writing and talking to the legislators. "The sentiment, as reported to me at this time, seems to favor the exposi tion." DINNER AT 1TLDIZ. Given in Honor of the Officers of the Kentucky. Constantinople, Dec 11. A dinner was given at the Yildiz palace in honor of the officers of the United States battle ship Kentucky, now atS myrna, pre vious to which the United States charge d'affaires, Lloyd C. Griscom. introduced the officers to the sultan. The grand vizer and other dignitaries were present at the dinner. Subsequently Mr. Gris com and Capt. Colby M. Chester were received in private audience by the sultan, who afterward received the other officers and addressed to them a few gracious words. POPULIST MASS MEETING. State Committee Will Meet Dec 17 to Arrange For One. John H. Curran, secretary of the Pop ulist state committee, has called the committee to meet In Topeka, Decem ber 17. This meeting is for the purpose of making plans to carry on the work of the state committee headquarters in this city during the interval between now and the inauguration of the next state campaign. It is the general idea to have a mass meeting of Kansas Populists at the Au ditorium, some time in the spring, for the purpose of awakening interest In the party ranks. Now is the time when croup and lung troubles prove rapidly fatal. The onlv harmless remedy that produces immediate results is One Minute Cough Cure. It is very pleasant to take and can be relied upon to quickly cure coughs, colds and all lung diseases. It will prevent consump tion. - - ... 819 IA!TSAS AVE. Men's Overalls in Cassimere stripe, were 65c, now 39c. No more at these prices after this week. 25 sets Children's Angora Furs, $1.13 instead of $1.75. 25 9-inch Jardinieres, 78o Instead of $1.25. One case Gents' Extra Heavy Fleeced Underwear, 29c. . -4 Bunting, all principal shades, 10c everywhere, 7c. Axminster Rugs, 27x54, regular price $2.50 at $1.95. 45 pieces Fancy Ribbon 4, 4 and 5 inches wide; highest quality and some corded effects, lace effects, plain taffetas, plain satin and grosgrain, polkadots, etc., worth tip to 50c per yard; your choice 21c. ? Clothing Department. If you really want to feel positive that you are saving money on your Clothing, simply visit this department and post yourself. We are winding up the fall season with sensational reductions. We are offering a genuine Cassimere Suit at $7.50, sold nowhere at less than $10.00. Our fine $12.50 fine Worsted Suits at $8.98, extra fine Coat and Vests, (small sizes) of suits selling at $12.50 and $15.00 Coat and Vest $3.98, Remem ber small sizes only. Children's Vestee Suits that were $2.25 at $1.48. Better grades similarly re duced. Boys' 2-p!ece Suits, double-breasted, in many desirable fabrics of known durable and non-fading qualities, $1.75, $2.25, $2.69 and $3.48. Were fully one-fourth and one-third more. Boys' Extra Heavy Reefers, $2.25, $2.98, $3.88. Ask to see these. Boys' Dress Overcoats, ages 13 to 18; egular dress style, worth $7.50 and $6.50, choice $3.98, The repricing of the line of Overcoats should keep them going pretty lively. Come in and take a look at them. TO TISIT AUSTRALIA. Sir Wilfrid Iiaurier Will Leave Can ada Early in April. Montreal, Dec. 11. It is stated here by the Herald, which is generally supposed to be in the confidence of the govern merit, that a change has been made in the plans with respect to the ceremonies inaugurating the Australian common wealth which renders it almost certain that Sir Wilfrid Laurier will go to Australia after all. It is now settled that the Duke of York will open the newly federated parliament on May 1 and that all the pomp and pageantry arranged for the duke's visit will take place about that time. This will permit the premier to leave Canada early in April and arrive in Sydney by the appointed date. CUBBISON'S NEW PLACE. Senator Sleet May Become Attorney of Metropolitan Street Railway. It is rumored that J. K. Cubblson of Kansas City, Kan., newly elected sena tor from Wyandotte county, is likely to be appointed general attorney for the Metropolitan street railway company of Kansas City, Mo. L. C. Boyle, ex-attorney general, is mak ing a campaign for the place, but the gos sips say he is not a possibility in the minds of the directors. COMING DRAMATIC EV ENTS Al H. Wilson, in Charles H. Tale and Sidney Ellis' play, "The Watch on the Rhine," will be the attraction at the Crawford tonight. Pure, innocent fun, interspersed with many scenes of intense dramatic interest, is promised. Che piece in question is said to be a drama full of many .ludicrous situations and thrilling climaxes, and its comedy is so richly blended with pathos that laughter will chase away tears and leave none but the most pleasant memories in the minds of theater-goers long after both star and play have been forgotten. For the adequate presentation of this play Messrs. Yale and Ellis have surrounded with an investure of scenic equipment that ia said to be unsurpassed by any on the stage to properly aid the young star in its dramatic presentation. The management have also secured the serv ices of a number of the best known art ists in the dramatic profession. For the first time on Wednesday even ing Topeka wi", see the Stange version of "Quo Vadis," with a Whitney company. The production last season enjoyed pro tracted runs in London, New York and Chicago, and will be given here on an elaborate scale of magnificence. In the company will be seen fifty people, in cluding such prominent players as Harry Marcus, Robert Ford, Joseph Cal lahan, Edward Powell, Geo. Schaeffer, Kichard Thornton, Willard Newell, Henry Stanley, Peter Marriott, Julius Schweder, Bert Haxt, Henry Buckler, Fred Arundle, Freddy Mansfield, Theo. Marston, W. W. Utter, Theodore Parry, Mary .Emerson, Winnifred Bonnewitz, Mae Keane, Ellen Hill, Grace Turner, Florence Stanley, Annie Richards. Marie Barringer, Susie Knight and Edna Har rington. Julian Edwards' music for "Quo Vadis" is pronounced a feature of the play. It includes choruses for the Christians, bacchanalian songs and dances, an overture, and the dramatic and Incidental music. Fourth of July Stampede. Spokane. Wash.. Dec. 11. A special to the Chronicle from Nelson. Wash., brings news of a stampede up Fourth of July creek, a branch of the Kettle river. Shot gold ha. been discovered with ground running $10 to the cubic yard. Digging in that vicinity has been secretly worked bv George Arnett. an old miner, for three or four years. I is estimated he has cleaned up $10,000. The strike extends on both sides of the British-American boundary. Burdock Blood Bitters gives a man a clear head, an active brain, a strong, vigorous body makes him fit for the battle of life. 1 . CHASING DE IVET. Every British Trooper Possesses Three Horses. Kitchener Still Fails to Catch the Foxy Boer. CONSIDERED A HERO. Imperial Soldiers Have Degree of Admiration For the Man Who so Successfully Outmaneuvers Them. New York, Dec. 11. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: A singular comment was made upon the fox hunt after DeWet by a veteran of the British army who had spent many years in India. He said that the troops engaged in running him to earth were ready to cheer for him and to take him up on their shoulders and carry him in triumph to the nearest camp as the chief hero of the war in South Africa. This old soldier had been talking with offi cers of the Guards who had taken part in ineffectual hunts after the wily raider and was convinced that only a true sportsmanlike spirit of fair play and ad miration prevailed respecting him. No other Boer commander, he maintained, had commanded in an equal degree the admiration of the British army In South Africa, and that when the war is ended the officers whom he has outwitted and baffled many times would like to join in a complimentary reception to him in London. Further news respecting DeWet is eagerly awaited. A rumor, which how ever at present lacks confirmation, was current last night that severe fighting had taken place between his forces and th?se of General Knox. Lord Kitchener has already fulfilled the forecasts of experts in one respect he has adopted a laconic style in his bulletins. His dispatches have declined in compass day by clay since he assumed the chief command, and a single sentence suffices for the official announcement that the last batch of British prisoners has turned up at Bethulie. The experts are pleased with this economy of words. They assert that Lord Roberts uncon sciously dignified guerilla warfare by devoting a long bulletin to it daily, and that Lord Kitchener will minimize the Boer operations by allowing all the petty incidents to pass without observa tion. While Lorcl Kitchener is taciturn, he is fairly aflame with energy. Mili tary men say that every trooper in Knox's column has three horses, and that with fresh remounts constantly available the pursuit of DeWet into the last ditch has been possible, Germany has given one more proof of her resolve to maintain friendly rela tions with England. It is generally agreed that the imperial chancellor's speech in the reichstag must dispose once and for all of any hopes of Euro pean intervention which Kruger and his advisers might have entertained. Mi. Chamberlain's vindication of his personal honor, which was impugned by Lloyd George's amendment to the ad dress in the house of commons, Was a veritable triumph. -The colonial secre tary has seldom, spoken with so much dignity and feeling and the house cheer ed him to the echo. In straightforward language he told what his principles of conduct had been since he first entered public life and when at last he sat down he had succeeded in destroying the case so diligently worked up against him. The suggestion that a memorial to the colonial soldiers who have fallen in South Africa should be erected in Lon don is taking practical shape and the royal colonial institute, which in its membership is typical of the empire, ia considering several projects which have been formulated for it3 approval. The ministers are striving to shorten the present session of parliament by explaining how little needs to be done. Broderick has some estimates to pre sent and the chancellor of the exchequer requires a slight increase of borrowing powers, but everything can be put out of the way by Saturday, if talkative radicals will only respect the English prejudice in favor of a long Christmas holiday. Joseph Chamberlain content ed himself with a curt yea and nay when questioned about the South Afri can letters and the debate on the queen's address was allowed to limp and drag. Mr. Bartley's amendment relating to the predominance of one family in the cabinet brought up Arthur Balfour in a speech of great dignity in defense of Lord Salisbury. It came with good grace from him, because he has ob tained his place in the cabinet on his own merits and without any reference to his relationship to Lord Salisbury, i ly by taunting the Radicals with first complaining of the ascendancy of Mr. Chamberlain in the cabinet and then talking about the prime minister's family, ALICEJIN WONDERLAND. It Will be Given in Topeka Dec. 13, 14 and 15. An opportunity to revel once more in the bright past will be given the people of Topeka when Alice in wonderland, the beautiful juvenile operetta will be presented at the Grand opera house December 13, 14, 15. This delightful musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's great child story is the work of Miss DN Hope Leonard of New York City, who will have charge of the production. Girls and boys of Topeka to the number of 250 are now being drill ed for these performances an have al ready reached a state of great pro ficiency. The costumes and properties. specially prepared for these productions, are now on the way and with them comes Colonel John F. Bragg, a success ful manager of juvenile performances. Songs, dances, marches,specialties ana splendid stage and calcium effects will be a few of the charming features of the production, and two and one-half hours of unalloyed deught caa be promised with certainty to the old as weil as the young who attend this singularly pic turesque and beautiful entertainment. The production will be given tor the benefit of Columbia council Knights and Ladies of Security. Fight With Glass Trust Cleveland, O., Dec. 11. The Indepen dent glass manufacturers of the United fetates to the number of about forty were in session here today behind closed doors. President C. P. Cole of the Win dow Glass Manufsfteturers' association presided. The meeting, it is said, was an important one, matters pertaining to the fight between the independent man ufacturers and the trust being discussed at length. Croup instantly relieved. Dr. Thom as' Ecleetric Oil. Perfectly safe. Never fails. At any drug store. CUTTING WIRES. (Continued from First Page.) Bakerfield. He says he has plenty of en. HAVE THEIR OWN GRIEVANCES Gulf Firemen's Conference Indepen dent of Telegraphers' Woes. Cleburn, Tex., Dec. 11. Officials of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen state that the conference that has been arranged with General Manager Polk, of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, is not on matters connected with the telegraphers strike, but has reference to their own grievances. Joaquin Valley Stayed. Stockton, Cal., Dec, 11. There is no strike of the telegraph operators on the San Joaquin Valley division of the Santa Fe system. At a meeting held by the lo cal committee Saturday night it was de cided that no strike would be made on this division until some new phase of the general strike situation warranted it. Local trams are running regularly. TEMPERANCE RALLY. Prominent Speakers Will be Heard at Auditorium Tonight The mass meeting at the Auditorium tonight in the interest .of law enforce ment in this city will be called to order at 7:45 by Dr. S. E, Stewart, who will preside during the preliminary musical programme, to be rendered before the speakine beerins. The programme, in detail, is as fol lows: Call to order bv Dr. S. E. Stewart. Singing. "America," led by W. M. Shaver. Sintrine. Ad Astra Quartette. W. M Shaver, James Moore, H. L. Shirer and David Bowie. Singing, ladies' quartette, Mrs. Frank Foster, Mrs. Arthur Lingatelt, Mrs. Frank Thomas and Mrs. L. S. Ferry. Solo, Mr. James Moore. Solo, Mr. W. M. Shaver. Prayer. Rev. F. W. Emerson. Introduction of chairman of the meet ing. Address by chairman, Edward Wilder, Address, Chas, S. Gleed. Address, Chas. J. Devlin. Song, Ladies Quartette. Address, Bishop Frank R. Mills- paugh. Address, Henry J. Allen Song, Ad Astra Quartette. Address and presentation of resolu tions, John Martin. Address. Rev. A. B. Hestwood. The doors of the Auditorium will be closed during the rendering of the music and the delivery of the addresses and people will only be permitted to enter or leave the room during the interim De tween the numbers on the programme. BOY THE VICTIM. Son of Stockman Incinerated in Olathe W reck. Noble Thomas, aged 16 years, of Em poria, was the fated person to be burned up in the wreck at Olathe this morning. W. R. Thomas, his father, was badly mangled. Half a dozen passengers in the ca boose were slightly hurt in escaping. TANDEKBILT WILL PAT. His "White Devil" Causes a Runaway at Oyster Bay, Long Island. Oyster Bay, L. I., Dec. 11. William K. Vanderbilt, jr., in his big automobile known to the country natives as the "white devil," passed through Oyster Bay this afternoon, en route to the feea- wanhaka Corinthian Yacht club house on Center island. Mr. Vanderbilt 9 au tomobile was at a standstill on South street, when a horse owned by Leonard Hicks took fright at the machine and ran away. The buggy became locked with a telephone pole and some parts of the harness and shafts were broken. Mr. Hicks talked good-naturedly to Mr. Vanderbilt about the mishap, ana the latter told Mr. Hicks to make re pairs and send him the bill. The horse was left alone untiitcnea wmie jvir. Hicks went into a drug store. Mr. Van derbilt quoted the law to Mr. Hicks rela tive to the hitching of horses on the pub lic streets. LOOKING BETTER AT GUAM. Marked Improvement Has Taken Place Since the Storm. Manila, Dec. 11. The United States hospital ship Solace has arrived at Ca vite from San Francisco. Her officers say the (fondition of affairs at the islard of Guam has considerably improved since a week ago. Dwellings are being restored and the people are resuming their occupations, but the crops are practically all destroyed, though there is no immediate want. The Solace left sup plies there and the Arethusa has taken a considerable quantity of supplies to Guam from Cavite. The reports as to the number of deaths are about un changed. The wives of Commander Schroeder, governor of Guam and other officers who went to the island on the Solace remain ed at Guam. Reorganization For C. H. & D. Cincinnati, O., Dec. 11. At a special meeting of the stockholders of the Cin cinnati, Hamilton & Dayton road held here today the matter of reorganizing the financial affairs of the road, by is suing refunding bonds that shall bear a lesser rate of interest than the pres sent outstanding securities of the com pany, was discussed and the unani- K mous vote of the- stock represented at the meeting was cast in favor of such action, tl was decided that the formu lating of a plan to bring about the de sired result be left with the board of di rectors for action. Wrecked by Misplaced Switch. Doon. Nev., Dec. 11. East-bound pas senger train No. 4, which left Sa.n Fran cisco yesterday, was wrecked near here last night by a misplaced switch, whieh is supposed to have been tampered with. The engine and baggage car were de railed, but no one was killed or in jured. Traffic will be delayed for some hours. Through, the Picturesque Blue Moun tains. The route of the Lehigh Valley rail road between Niagara Kails or Buffalo and New York and Philadelphia is one of entrancing beauty. Panoramic changes of scenery greet the eye at ev ery turn. Fast trains. Dining cars, ser vice a la carte. Typhoid in British Army. Lonjion, Dec. 11. A question put to the government in the house of com mons today elicited the statement that there had been 15.625 cases of typhoid fever among the British troops in South Africa, and that of this number 3,642 proved fatal. 0. It. T. OFFICIAL COMING. General Chairman Newman to Meet Topeka Men. General chairman for the A. T. & S. F. operators J. A. Newman . is on No, 6 en route to Topeka. He will be here to confer with the local operators who" are out at their headquarters in the National hotel, to night. TODAY'S MARKET ItEPOliT. Chicago, 111., Dec. 11. WHEAT Steady cables, smaller northwest receipts and ex pectations of a decrease In Bradstreet s world's visible figures caused a local de mand for wheat early today. May opened unchanged to He higher at 73 to 73c and advanced to 731c. Local receipts were 121 cars, three of contract grade. Minneapolis and Duluth reported 460 cars against 6:'.3 last week and 402 a year ago. New York during the forenoon reported ten loada taken for export. The close was- firm. May, (Hc higher at 73ii-e. New York later reported 43 loads additional taken for export and Bradstreet's world's visible figures showed a decrease of 2,14.000 bushels. CORN Corn prices were steady In sym pathy with wheat, but there was but lit tle business done in the pit. Receipts Were 2!i7 cars, none of contract grade. May opened unchanged to shade lower at 36 to 3574i'ii36c and sold to 3Wie. December opened a shade down at 36V to 36c and advanced to 36V.c The close; was steady. May a shade higher at 3(','ac, December up He at SfiVic. OATS Oats were exceedingly dull hut steady in sympathy with wheat. May opened unchanged at 2?'c and soid to 23 gic. Receipts were 250 cars. PROVISIONS Provisions were teadv despite of a run of hogs, 10.000 head over the estimate. Liverpool was higher for meats, but the main reason for steadiness of the local market lay in the fact that shorts took advantage of the run of hogs to cover without materially advancing prices. January pork opened unchanged at J12.25 and soid to $12.35: January lard opened 24 cents lower at $6.90, selling to $6.95. and January ribs opened unchanged at $6.32. FLAX Cash: N. W., $1.61; No. 1, $1.60; December, $1.60: May, $1.60. RYE December, 46c; January, 47c; Mav, 49?f,2C. TIMOTHY December, $4.50; March, $4.65. Chicago Live Stock Market. Chicago, Dec. 11. CATTLE Receipts, 6.000: generally steadv. Good to prime steers, $5.40?i6.30: poor to medium, U.boi 5.30: stockers and feeders, $2. 25 4.30: cows. $2.60114.3(1: heifers. 2.65S.25: eanners. $2.0t (52.50: bulls, $2.50 4.60;' calves. JASON'S. 26; Texas fed steers, $4.004.85; Texas grass steers, $3.30 4.10: Texas bulls. J2.5ofirS.25, HOGS Receipts, today 3.000, tomorrow 30.000; left over, 2.062; generally 5 cents lower, closing weak; top, $5.00. Mixed and butchers', J4.60fn6.00: good to choice heavy. J4.65o-4.95; rough heavy, $4.5O'u4.60; light, $4.60-nr 4.517: bulk of sales, $4.s0Ji4.90. SHEET Receipts, 14,000: sheep and lambs, strong. Good to choice wethers, $4.004.50; fair to choice mixed, $3. SO! 4.10: western sheep, $4.004.40; Texas sheep, J2.50I&3.65: native lambs, $4.(HXa5.00; western lamps, H.Soi&.10. Official for yesterday: RECEIPTS Cattle, 26,099; hogs, 36.122 sheep. 13,296. SHIPMENTS Cattle, 4,420; hogs, 4,933 sheep, 2,065. Kansas City Live Stock Market. ' Kansas City, Mo.. Dec. 11. CATTLE Receipts. 10.000; market sternly to 10 cent3 lower. Native steers, $3 Oi-f5.40: Texas steers. I3.004i4.45: Texas cows. $1,7593. native cows and heifers. $2.r.Ka 4. 25 ; stock ers and feeders, $2.5oi4.25; bulls, $2,508$ CALVES Receipts. LOW. Market steady to snaae lower at ii.zyaii.w. HOGS Receipts, " 20,0ut: market 5 cents lower. Bulk of sales, $f.871fj 4.W: heavy and packers, $4.S54j4.S: mixed. $4.R2.4fH.90 iignt, $4.S2;i;S4.y5; yorkers, $4.8d4.it5; p:gs, $4.nK'7 4.!. SHEEP Receipts, 3.000: market steady Lambs, $4.004i5.36; muttons, $2.00414.35. Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas City, Dec. 11. Close: WHEAT .December, bc bid; May 66Hf. Cash: jno. a nam. boy..rawc: iso. 3, 63fs&M!C; No. 2 red, 69&70c; No. 3, $5i68c. CORN December. 3:Ptc: Mav. SWc Cash: No. 2 mixed, Z3U24c: No. 2 white. OATS No. 2 white, 25c. RYE No. 2, 4c. HAY Choice timothy, $1000S 10.50; choice BUTTER Creamery, 19&23c; dairy. EGGS Fresh, 21c. RECEIPTS Wheat, 60 cars. Topeka Hide Market. Toneka. Dee. 11. Based on Chicasro and Boston Quota tions. The following are net prices paid in xopeKa mis weeK: GREEN SALT CURED 714c. GREEN SALT HALF CURED-SSa NO. 1 TALLOW 4c ." Today's Topeka Markets Topeka, Dec. 11. CATTLE. COWS $2.50!5-3.25. HEIFERS $3. W',i3.50. CALVES. HEAVY S3.O0S3.50. LIGHT (Under 200 lbs) J4.00Q4-5O. HOGS. . , LIGHT $4. 40 4.60. ' MEDIUM AND HEAVY J4.40S4.60. GRAIN. NO. 2 WHEAT 62c NO. 2 CORN 30c. NO. 2 WHITE CORN 31a NO. 2 OATS 23c HAY $7.00(7.50. PRODUCE. EGGS 22c. BUTTER ISc. Elgin, 111., Dec. 11. CREAMERY BUT. TEH-25c Joseph's Tips. Furnished by J. C. Goings Commission Company, members Chicago Board of Trade. Topeka. New York, Dec. 11. The Herald today confirms our information of Friday last and announces Erie, Pennsylvania Coal company's deal. Buy O. & W.. hold Readings and Eries. Big interests are quietly obsorbing C B. & Q. and Mantiat- nattan. nuying ol Missouri pacific is sig nificant of higher prices In the almost Im mediate future. J. ARTHUR JOSEPH. New York Monev Market New York. Dec. 11. MONEY Money on call nominally. 45 ner cent: nrime mer cantile paper, 4t'W5 per cent. Sterling ex change weak witn actual business in bankers' bills at $4.S4M-'(3i for demand and at Si.SOTi'M.Sl for sixty days; posted rates. $4.8iVi;f(4.S2 and $4.S5Vi "34.86; commercial bills. $4.VfP.i. SILVER Silver certificates. 64?65c; bar silver. 64c: Mexican dollars, 504c. BONDS -Government bonds steady: re funding 2s. registered. 104H; coupon, 104; 3s, registered, 10d',: coupon, 110H: new 4s, registered, 138; coupon, 138; old 4s, regis tered, lH1: coupon, 115V4; 5s, registered, 112; coupon, 112. Butter Market. New York. Dec. 11. BUTTER Steady : creamery, lS26c: June creamery, ISjx 23Vic; factory, 1231dic. Sua Market , New York. Dec. 11. SUGAR Raw firm; refined steady. COFFEE Barely steady; No. 1 Rio 7c. nominal. Cotton Market Galveston, Texas, Dec 11. CO TTO N Nominally, 9Uc. New York. Dec. 11. COTTON Spot cot ton closed quiet. He decline: middling tip lands, $c; middling gulf, 10c Sales, 4,075 bales. Grain Letter Furnished bv J. C. Going Commission company, members Chicago Board of Trade, Topeka, Kansas. Chicago. Dec. 11. WHEAT Wheat has shown little more strength than for some time. This has been due to rather more builish statistics and some buying for foreign account. Early cables showed but little change, but Hurn on Fradtrr rjrt wre strung enough to t-...i sm local shorts to ta.H the Inn i-tH' 1"' a turn. Tht report prov.-d quit.? bullion, in asmuch u it rhod a dci - of . r two million bushels ajcainst thr rid a half million bushels Ih-kI year. The lrf primary receipts till kwp up a.ixl (iar to be the bear factor. Cash bufinon showed a little improvement today at tlin fioint while at eeaboard M Ioh! with aken for export. The local triiii'm nr willing to follow any bullish new nl easily put values up on Dtirh reports, l"'t tho speculative trade In llc'it ami ronx quntly under tone not strong. With tn decreases in our stockit both t home an.l abroad there will be a chatine In this tt of affairs, for ovir wheal m;trket will t come more attractive to the spcuiHtor. CORN Corn h;u been quiet but st i,.v, prices .about holding their own. Country offerings were not as Ire as Mon'lay'M. There were only 2!'7 cars with nm" ui tract; the estimate for Wednesday 345 cars. Clearances 322.0UV bushels. Tli contra.pt stork decrea-sed 4. tuiheW. Weather clear and cold. Ti hlpplnif demand was slow. Speculative trade gule. There will be plenty of contract corn with another wek of present cold weath er. l-llveries m December coriira. ts quite free, evidently slack cash dent rind. OATS There was hardly any ramie to oats, fluctuation only V. price wer trtlie better. Influenced by the wheat d corn steadiness. No significant trat! either wnv. Receipts 2" cars. PROVISIONS Provisions started firm, although there was a heavy run everv where. 41.0"1 hogs here, with 42.W il mated for Wednesday, and 111. Cm hoys (n the west against (S1,W0 last year. fn tfe advance commission houses sold pork ami lard freely. Liverpool quotations were ail higher. J. ST. HARRIS. Market Oosii' Furnished bv J. C. Gotnga Commlsnn Company, members Chicago Board of Trade. Topeka. Kansas. London, 1:30 p. m.: Wheat (deady, December Vid higher, June VI lower: corn quiet, d lower than- vesterlay's close. Paris opening: Wheat quiet, unchanged to 10c lower; flour quiet, lud higher to 5c lower than yesterday's close. Chicago receipts: Wheat, 121 cars, grac ed 3; corn. 2'.'7 cars, graded 0; oats. 2.-0 cars, graded lit. Chicago: Hops. 3S .000, weak to 5c lower; cattle, 6,000, steady to weak; sheep, 14.0W, Bteady. Kansas Citv: Hogs, 20.000; cattle, 10,OX Omaha: Hogs, U.0"0: cattle. 4.5ml. Duiuth receipts: Wheat, today S)3 cars, lbst year 251 cars. Liverpool, 1:30 p. m.: Wheat quiet, un changed; corn quiet, December t, higher to unchanged from yesterday's clo-e. Weather map shows rattier rigorous winter conditions west, lut with somts signs of mihier temperatures In extreme northwest. There are scattered tuiow flurries, but generally fair. Chicago: Hogs close 2"4 to 5c lower clearances fair: estimated tomorrow 35.0,-0 head. Cattle steady to weak. Cables steady, possibly owing to the de. crea.se in our Vtsiide supply yesterday. The foreigners no doubt walcliiinc our stock closely together with prosjcts of Argon, tine crop. There is room for talk on tlie question of light receipts In northwest, as Duluth receives but ill cars this morn ing. Crowd locally have but Utile wheat, having disposed of most of their holdlniTi yesterday. Looks like little advance e.ir. v and with at y material del line in Brad street's report a firmer market ahuuld result. St- Louis receipts: Wheat, today M.li'l, Jast vear 8.2"0: corn, S4.(, last year 4M; oats, 32.400. last year 30.000. , Kansas City receipts: Wheat, tolay 6i) cars, last year 43: corn, today 27 cars. ia.t year 13; oats, today 3 cars, last year 4. Paris close: Wheat unchanged to F,o hieher; Hour, 6Ji 10c lower than yesterday a close. Antwerp closes unchanged. Minneapolis receipts: Wheat, today, S67 cars, last year 211, Total clearances: Wheat and flour (as wheat), 24H.OOO; corn, 322.74D. St. Louis close: Wheat December. 70-H Tic bid; January. 7i'1c; May, 73c asked. Corn 1 K-cembtsr, 35Vc; January, H'to; May, 3&V2C Range of Prices. Furnished by J, C. Going Commission company, members Chicago Board ot Trade, Topeka, Kansas. Chicaito. Dec. 11. Article. WHEAT- Dec .. Jan. ... Feb. .. May CORN Dec. ... Jan. ... Feb. ... May ... OATS Dec. ... Jan. ... May ... PORK Dec. ... Jan. ... May ... LARD Dec. .., Jan. ... Mav ... RIBS Dec. ... Jan. ... May ... Open High Low Clone TCea. v?4 70 W' 7o-,-7i 71 S 71-V-ti 71' 731 73 73 70'4 7"- s74 71 71 73-54 73 sci;-i rwi 35 3T.i 35 35 36-35 36 sou sir-i R5 3t 36-V4 36 35 3uT4 21'i- 214 21 i 21 4 2'H 21 2V-- 2i 21-'. 21'-,- St 23S-3 33 83-;. Zi 11 25 11 25 12 25 12 35 12 15 J2 21 12 15 12 17 12 05 13 07 12 12 7 20 7 22 7 15 7 20 7 20 6 0 6 5 S S-2-SG 6 K7 695 700 (W 6 92 6 W 6 25 6 45 6 22 6 32 30-22 6 40 6 32 6 40 6 32 6 4 J 6 22 6 30 Minneapolis and New York Bangs. Furnished by J. C. Duncan, commis sion, grain, provisions and stocks. Office Vl East Fifth street. 'Phone 123. Charde. Knepp & Co., corerspondenta, Kansaa City, Mo, MINNEAPOLIS. Article. Open High Low Close Yea. w ri hiA 1 - Dec. 71H 7114 71H 714 7314 74 7::-H. 73-4 NEW YORK. Open High Low Close '1 3-?4 May ... Article. CORN Dec. ... Jan. May . . . Yea. 4514 43 42V4 45-4 43 42'4 4t'i ? 41-4 45 42 41 Range of Prices on Stock. Furnished by J. C. Duncan, commis sion, strain, provisions and Blocks. Otlice toy Kast 1 ll'in street. 'Phone li. t hank, Kncpp & Co., curerpuiidtmu, Kaliiai viiy, Mo. New York, Dec. 11 1... .1. i L Stocks. Op': I 12.-J 12'i! i27'i t--,l 72 'U--4.I 7i 70 1 42 42-i Wii 'V4l llc. It. I ia, -.1 j27'm . Sugar People's Gas .. Am. Tobacco .. t eueral hteel .. Fed. Steel pfd.. H. R. T Leather A. 8. & W B. fc U C, JB. & Q I Rock Island ... St. Paul 1 Alchisun pld . Atclus-m com. Manhattan ... I tviwi I U-J I 3.e.z j .eZ m-., .-..-'.,) l"-'. IW-Hi low-. Con. Tobacco., j -et u'i i o.t'.l i '( ''"o 34 Sestern L"niun Mo. Pacific ..-! ft2'-i bS hj ,i I ( ' I . -4 2-'ii i2 'tl I ;2: 21 14 142 1 14.' 111-,, Ul't ,141 , 371-jl 3i' , 1 .T,',,, Mr j fr'Sii !i '';'t " 1 Wc-a 7M 52, 7i-,.i ,1 hi V M.i S;-., hi-' , 26 I S" 21 I 8tJ,j 2 4P4J 4.t 1 4 1 '4 4! 1 4l'i 64-SI , f.4-, t-,;V '' - -'' W abash N. i. Central.. C. & O c. c. c I;. Pac coin IT. Pac. pld .... Rubber S. Pac. pfd .... Reading pia ... T. C. 6b 1 N. Pac. com.... : I . 1 s ,0 IC-n W. N. Pac. pxa .... l ac. Mail I . & N M-, K. & T. ... 4:.'-l 4 1 44 ., 44 ' 44 k:.: .Via.. k j..: K i 8 I ifiVl M i Sui- 37-; J.CGoioss Commission Co. Members Chicago Hoard of Trde. Buyers and 6h.pper of Orain. Milling wheat a ppeclalty. Consignment solicited. 112 East Fifth Btreiit, - Topeka. Eanssi We respectfully solicit vour. Daironasa and offer careful and honrst extcutiun of orders. Please not9: We ar renrfopnlid in Kansas City by The F. P. SSuihh Commis sion Co., members of the Kansas 1 1 y Board of Trad, and are maklria- a sne- cialty of executing orders in that iBuraeL