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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. FRIDAY "EVENING, DECEMBER 13. 1900,
f. HARD AT WORK. 619 KANSAS AVENUE n WAeilETS. n a TrTx'tTT ynnQ HARD AT WORK., e !LiiiCI Ji Vii KANSAS AVENUE. GoTern0fmsIMe8saee!rindiDg i . H THE Come mornings, come afternoons, and you will find the store crowded. It isn t the low prices alone which attract the public. Considerate treatment, prompt service, and a liberal policy, are the necessary adjuncts to a successful business establishment. We have tested that by every known test, and found it an absolute truth. Our policy is on this line If you make a purchase of ,us, and after having taken the same home, you feel you would rather have your money back or exchange for other goods, do not hesitate, but bring it right along. This applies to goods that are cut, as well. 1 .. This must surely impress every person witn tne OR Stocks unusually large, remarkably attractive, increase our already valued patronage. Mothers, bring your children to the Holiday Exposition a de lightful room, comfortably heated, electrically lighted a world of toys, at our usually low prices. i Japanese "Wares, all kinds. Bohemian and Domestic Vases. Tool Chests, Blackboards, Express Wagons. Wheelbarrows, Hay Carts, .Wash and Furniture Sets, Drums all kinds, Stoves, Ranges, Iron and Tin Toys, China Tea and Dinner Sets. Jap anise Chimes are the newest fads, $1.48 to $4.50 set; Manicure Cases, Toilet Sets, Smoker Sets. Sterling Silver Novelties, Hobbv Horses, Shoeflies, Go-carts, Baby Cabs "and Buggies and thousands of other things. All goods are marked in plain figures. Tou need not inquire the cost. Come Sou will be made to feel welcome. Among- the more elaborate and cost lier articles we mention fine Dressing Cases, Toilet Cases, both beautifully lined with satin and plush; Collar and Cuff Boxes. Handkerchief and Glove boxes. Celluloid Novelties, Hand Mir rors, Double Mirrors, Triplicate Mirrors. Photo Frames. Medallions. Bisque and other figures. If we haven't mentioned all, come and look for yourselves. AN XMAS EXHIBIT. would be incomplete without an at tractive Handkerchief display. 500 doz. arrived yesterday, all crisp and new. Plain white, with assorted hemstitch, each 3c. 5c, 7Vc, 10c, 12MsC 15c, 25c and upwards. Embroidered and lace edge, 5c, 7c, 10c, 15c, 25c, 39c, 50c, 75e and $1 things that will capture lovers of the beauti ful among these; are more than reason able in price. 50 doz. Ladies' Initial Handkerchiefs, 4 'for 25c. 25 doz. Ladies' superb quality Initial Handkerchiefs, 3 for 50c. 25 doz. Gents" very fine Intial Hand kerchiefs, with a most artistic embroid ered letter, worth, all of SOc, 18c Another Interesting' Feature- It must not be overlooked. Ladies' Neckwear from 15c to $2.50 each, embracing only the very latest and taking styles. Gents' Neckwear has the usual hol iday brightness. Show only the very re cent designs, 19c and up. . STOVES ! STOVES!! STOVES III THE GREATEST BARGAINS EVER OFFERED IN TDPEKA. We have to make room for our Holiday Goods which are coming in now. For today and tomorrow only we will sell i AND A CHILDREN.... Don't fall to see the REAL LIVE SANTA 'CLAUS In our Toy Window all day SATURDAY. NEW MODEL SUPPLY STORE, Sixth and Quincy. 4 BUSIEST PLACE IN THE EPiT SUITS, CLOAKS, SKIRTS and FURS. It will not be difficult to see how read ily one can save from $2 to $10 (accord ing to purchase) 'by judicious shopping. Your choice of any Suit in stock whose former price was $18.00 to $21.00 $ 12.50 Your choice of any Suit in stock whose former price was $12.50 and $15.00 $8.50 The above two numbers are of excep tionally fine materials, the very acme of style, men tailored, perfect fitting'. See them. The balance of our Suits that former ly sold at $6.50, $5.9S and $5.00 are re priced $4.00 4S Ladies' Jackets, all bunched to gether, some were $12.50, others $11.00, $10.00, made from high grade kerseys and beavers, high flare or notch collar, new sleeves, satin and mercerized lining. Colors are black, navy, brown, castor and tan. Your choice $7.50 All good styles from $3.98 upwards. SILK WAISTS. We close the $3.50 and $3.00 Waists at $1.98. The $7.50, $6.00 and $5.50 Waists at $3.98. All perfect, all in good style, but bro ken, in assortment and sizes. PETTICOATS. of mercerized Italian Cloth, with ac cordion plaiting; colors, garnet, laven der, cerise, turquoise blue; worth fully $2.00; choice $1.39. Petticoats of black satine and Italian cloth, some with deep ruffle, others ac cordion plaiting, 39c up. . . ; HOUSE WRAPPERS. Made up in very best style, of good quality fleeced back goods, braid trimmed, also deep ruffle. Closing price, 79c Fine quality Percale Wrapper of very popular desi-ns, splendidly mailt up, $1.25 value, 79c i Others reduced similarly. CAPES -CAPES- Flounce Golf Capes, made from all wool plaid materials, trimmed with fringe. Value, $7.50 to $10.00. Choice of any, $5.00. We show by far the prettiest line of Children's Coats of any house in this city. Look in south window for sam ple of prices. HEATING S 17.00 Clermont Cook Stove.. ..$14.00 819.00 Clermont Cook Stove .... 1 5. 75 21.00 Clermont Cook Stove.... 13.00 21.00 Never-Fail Cook Stove.. 18 00 22.00 Never-Fail Cook Stove.. 20.00 16.00 National Cook Stove.... 12.00 Remember These Prices Ire For This Week Only. FULL LINE OF TOYS NEXT WEEK. i . I Cougiilin Hardware Co 702 IIAITSAB ENGLAND'S FORMER VIEWS. Suez Canal Treaty a Precedent For Niearaguan Bill.' Chicago, Dec.14. In regard to the con troversy over the meaning and justifica tion of the so-called Davis amendment to the Hay-Pauncefote treaty Mr. H. IT. Kohlsaat, editor of the Times-Herald, today makes public a private letter he deceived from the late Senator Cushman K. Davis. The letter bears date "Com mittee on foreign relatians.United States senate, Washington, D. C, March 12, 1900," and is in part, as follows: "The amendment has this especial ad vantage that it was phrased as nearly as possible in the language of the tenth .article of the treaty of Constantinople. Therefore the amendment, so adjusted to the treaty of Constantinople, puts the British government in the position where it must either accept the principle of the treaty of Constantinople .which Great Britain herself presented, or that the lines of that treaty which are of advan tage to Great Britain shall stand in our treaty and that the lines of that treaty which are to our advantage and may be disadvantageous to Great Britain shall tact mat rnis iirm nas commence in its pusiuuu. generous in price, All we A Few Wonderful Values in our Hosiery DepL Nos. 1118 and 1120 A superb qualitj Ladies' full regular made hose, in the new shades, are silk embroidered, siik striped would make an elegant Xmas gift, 50c. No. 132G A Ladies' seamless and fadeless Hose, fine rib, foot 40 gauge, fine 3 thread throughout, the celebrated Nubian dye this sale 15c. No. 295 Ladies' full fashioned fleeced Hose, extra double sole, high, spliced heel, long ribbed top, 23e. No. 400 Misses" lxl ribbed cotton Hose, warranted fast color, are seam less, of, very nice quality, 8c. No. K120 Boys' and Misses' School Hose the celebrated Nubian dye are absolutely fadeless are double fleeced, and of fine quality Sale price 12c. Sajcesa Misses' highest grade fleeced Hose, lxl rib, real Maco yarn, have double sole, high spliced heel; are of Egyptian dye a superb Hose for 25c. We have many more attractive values in Ladies' and Misses' Hosiery. Our sales in this department are almost double those of last year. 3081. Gents' finest Cashmere Wool Hose, from finest imported yarns, well worth 50e 29c Come in black and col ors. 155X. Gents full fashioned superior quality Natural Wool Hose, easy and, comfortable footwear, fit perfectly. Real value is 35c, sale price 23c. . W201. Gents extra heavy and very fine Camel's Hair Hose, full fashioned, warm and comfortable footwear not the kind that are full of burrs, 15c UNDERWEAR. Just opened, another case of Ladies' extra heavy fleeced back Underwear. This is the kind that many of our cus tomers have been waiting for. Not withstanding the price has been ad vanced to us, you can have them at 25c The next quality cheaper will still be 21c. Ladies' strictly all wool anti-rheumatic Underwear in scarlet, natural and camel's hair, $1.00. Ladies' natural wool Underwear (65 per cent wool), 75c. Cheaper numbers at 39c and 48c. Children's very best and heaviest fleeced back XTnderwear, 11c for 16, rise 3c a. size. See these. Opened one case of men's extra heavy camel's hair underwear (70 per cent wool), 83c Another case of high grade fleece back Underwear, nice soft fleece, no burrs, ordinarily, sold at 75c, 50c. One case fleeced back Underwear, not quite as heavy as above, 33c. Odds and ends in Men's Underwear, 25c Very finest quality high grade Under wear, strictly all wool, double front and back, $2.00 value, $1.43. Follows: "WiWTWTC: As 9.00 Welcome Oak 7.50 12.00 Welcome Oak 10.OO Clermont Oaks SIO OO to 15.00 Clermont Hot Blasts. 10.00 to 15.00 Cheerful Oaks., $12.00 to 16.00 Air-Blast Heaters. ..$10.50 to 1S.OO A17"13"SJE. be obliterated from our treaty. If the committee had framed t.eir amendment on different lines or in different terms. Great Britain could have said that we had departed from the treaty of Con stantinople and introduced new princi ples. She would not have been correct in saying so, but she would have said it. Qly own object was to hold her as close ly as possible to her own precedent." The letter concludes as follows: " "The possessions of the United States, as to Texas, are less distant and, as to California, not much further distant, from the ports of access of the Nicar agua canal than are the possessions of Turkey at the lower end of the Red Sea from the port of egress from the Suez Canal. The idea that the two situations are not identical in principle, so far as the necessity of defense is concerned 13 simply preposterous. "Article 16, of the treaty of Constan tinople binds the parties to ask other states which have not signed it to ac cede to it. This the United States cou!d not do, because to do so would be a vio lation of its policy as to European com plications, steadily adhered to since Washington's farewell address. Article 8 and possibly some other articles in the CITY. desire, or have in view, is to Tour attention is called to some very exceptional values in housekeeping goods, as well as staple domestics. All good housekeepers must surely become interested, aa no such values are to be had elsewhere. At 25c per yard, 58 inch oil red Table Damask, guaranteed colors and excep tional value. At 43e our best quality imported Tur key red Damask, the best that can be had for a tablecloth, worth 59c. At 42c a pure all linen cream Table Damask, extra wide, come in beautiful patterns, value 60c. At 65c mill end bleached Table Da mask, extra wide, of very finest all linen, worth all of SSc per yard. An extra heavy Damask Towel (Ger man manufacture"), size 44x22, has open work border, long knotted fringe, worth all of 45c in this sale 30c Very fine Damask Towels, size 36x18, assorted borders; special value was 25c in this sale 21c We have a great many other specials. Black hide Twill Shirting, in this sale 10c. Double fleeced Flannelettes, in the very latest patterns, twice as heavy as Outings; were 18c 12c Tenni3 flannels, only a limited quan tity, 4c English Flannelettes, worth ail of 10c and 1214c 7c. At 18c the best quality Table Oilcloth, worth 25e. At 21c a square yard Floor Oilcloth, worth 25c. These Prices For Satarday Only. 10- 4 Fleeced Blanket, full size, fine fleece, 45c. 11- 4 Fleeced Blanket, in this sale 78c. 5,000 yards full standard blue Cali coes, 4c. 1 case assorted dress style Calico, come in short lengths, 2 to 10 yards, worth ' all of 7e in this sale 4c. 15 pieces full standard Ginghams, checks, 4e. 1 bale fine Unbleached Muslin, yard wide, 4e. 1 case Lonsdale Muslin (green ticket), 6c. Unbleached Cotton Flannel, 4c. Extra heavy Cotton Flannel, worth Hc 8 l-3c. i Useful Xmas gifts in our Carpet de partment. Smyrna Rugs in all sizes at special prices. Moquette and Velvet Ruga, new line Just in. Lace Curtains at absolute cost where there are but one and two of a kind. Art Squares, nice line, beginning at $3.48. Chenille and Tapestry Table and Stand Covers marked to close. Prices extremely low. Many other articles that possess special merit. treaty of Constantinople, binds the sig natory powers to watch over the execu tion of the treaty. To do this woulj bring the United States within the cdn cert of Europe as an active perticipat ing and possibly belligerent, power. That which we cannot do as to Europe the Hay-Pauncefote treaty invites the European powers to do as to the west ern hemisphere, introducing them as par ties in control under certain contingen cies and all in violation of the "Monroe Doctrine." HE BOUGHT "THINGS". Therefore Fillmore Purl'a Wife Thinks He Is Insane. A fatally row has crept into the pro bate court. Fillmore Purl was arrested yesterday on the eomplaint of his wife that he is insane and the case is being tried in the probate court this after noon. Purl Is a farmer who lives near Waka rusa and he and his wife have not been getting along the best in the world. She says that he buys things that are use less and that she has to pay the bills. The friends of Purl say that bis wife is attempting to get hold of the farm of 200 acres which was inherited by Purl for life. At his death It goes to his child ren. THE FRUITS Of Coffee Drinking "The fruits or results, in my case, of coffee drinking, were sallow complexion, almost total loss of appetite, as well as sleeplessness and sluggish circulation. "I was also very bilious and consti pated most of the time for eight years, and became so nervous that I was un able to do any mental labor and was fast approaching a condition where there would have been no help for me. "I am convinced that if I had con tinued using coffee much longer the re sult would have been a total mental and physical wreck. "I sometimes think the all-wise prov idence looks after us in trouble; at any rate, when I was in despair a friend urged me to give up coffee entirely and use Postum, giving the reasons why. It was hard for me to believe that so com mon a beverage as coffee was the causw of my trouble, but I made the change, and from the first trial experienced a benefit and improvement. My com plexion .has improved, the nervousness gone, as well as the bilious trouble and sleeplessness, and I am completely cured of sluggish circulation. In fact, I am well, and the return to health has been directly traced to leaving off coffee and using Postum Food Coffee. I recommend Postum to all coffet wrecks without a single reservation." James D. Kimball, Isabella Street, Northampton, Mass. His Private OSce Is Locked Every Forenoon. COURSE IS APPROVED. Legislators Appreciate GoTern or's Letter of Advice. Appropriations Which Will Not Be Recommended. Some of the politicians expressed re sentment against Governor Stanley be cause he addressed to the members of the legislature, an efficial communica tion, suggesting that they inquire, s far as possible, the sentiment - of their constituents concerning some proposed legislation. The politicians who expressed the opinion that the governor was assuming too much, did not come out openly and take a uecided stand, but they were in clined to spread the dissension secretly. Governor Stanley was not disturbed by this sentiment and he is not now making a noise about the way the tables have turned in his favor. . A majoiity of the .Republican members of the next legislature have endorsed, either by letter or personal assurance, the governor's letter and many of toem have taken the trouble to tnank him in warm personal letters for taking an in terest in legislation, s One of the governor's close friends, a state omcer, said to a State Journal re porter today: "1 have been permitted to examine the situation and j. end that the governor has already received a hanosome en dorsement in tnis matter aouut which sume of the politicians were inclined 10 eumpiain. By letters in great numbers ana by personal visits from the mein beis at tue executive, oliice, the governor has communicated with more than a majority ot tne 111 members of the leg islature elected by the .Republicans and they are in lull accord with his iaeas." 'the fact that the governor has taken the pains to get in touch with tne mem bers of the legislature on the subject of the expenditure of state money has es tablished a precedent in state affairs. No other governor in the history of tha party's domination of state affairs has ever made any effort to work closely with the legislators. They have been turned loose in the state house and wera compelled to flounder around for several weeks getting accustomed to the ways of the statesmen. Governor Stanley's ac tion has already assured the members of his hope for co-operation and wisdom and the informal conferences which have recently been held are cementing the friendship of the executive and law making departments. The endorsement of the governor's at titude In writing a letter to the members leaves nothing for the disgruntled ones, who were not consulted, to complain about now. They will, by 'the very ne cessities which have been created, be compelled to seek some other source of consolation. The governor has commenced work on his message in earnest now. The door to his private office is closed to visitors during the forenoons. Much of the mes sage, particularly the figures and amounts of appropriations has already been mapped out, and is now being in corporated in the general document. The governor is considering the rec ommendation of a plan to consolidate the state horticultural society with the state board of agriculture. He has not made up his mind fully on that proposi tion. The greatest demand for legislation comes from the state board of health. Were the governor to adopt all of the suggestions which the members of that board are urging his message would contain nothing else. The regents of the state normal school have asked for a heavy appropriation for a new library building. This is under consideration but will probably not be recommended. Only the actual necessities of the state Institutions will be considered. The gov ernor and the members of the legislature with whom he has talked oppose ex travagance in new buildings and other not badly needed rooms and accommo dations. It is not the purpose to inter fere in any manner with the usefulness of the institutions or to curtail expendi tures absolutely necessary and import ant, but the institutions educational and charitable, will not be permitted to bankrupt the treasury even though the Republicans are in control. "Economy" will be the watchword of the political managers in connection with the legislative session. TODAY'S MARKET REPORT Chicago, Dec. 14. Dullness characteris tic of the holiday season pervaded the board of trade most of the first hour of trade and the expectation was that this condition would continue the rest of the year. Local condition governed in all the pits. WHEAT May wheat opened a shade lower at 73c to 73V4c and sold to 73ie, influenced somewhat by the Argentine shipments. 624,000 bushels against 312.000 bushels last week and 952,000 bushels a year ago. Local receipts were 132 cars, 34 of contract grade. Minneapolis and Du luth reported 461 cars compared with 4fi.7 last week and 3S5 the corresponding day last year. May later touched 73c, but steadied and closed Vsc lower at 734e, local shorts cov ering on a prospect of a visible decrease Monday. CORN Corn was quiet and the trade light, there being but one transaction In December and half a dozen in May during- the first hour. December opened ty?c higrher at May opened unchanged at 35c to 35c, holding at that price. Re ceipts were 314 cars, none of contract grade. Small country offerings helped corn. December closed He higher at 37c and Mav HSic higher at 36c. OATS There was very little business In oats. May opened unchanged at 23-?je in sympathy with wheat and sold to 23c Receipts were 153 cars. PROVISIOMS Provisions were dull, but steady on a local demand for lard. Jan uary pork opened unchanged at S12.25 and sold to $12.30. January lard opened 2'-c higher at $6.90, and January ribs a shade up at $6.25. li-LAX Cash: N. W.. $1.63; No. 1, $1.62: December. $1.62: May. $1.61. RYE December, 47c; January, 47e; May. 49c. BARLEY Cash. 3&SS9C. TIMOTHY December, $4.60; March, $4.65. Chicago Live Stock Market. Chicago. Dec. 14. CATTLE Receipts, 3.0O0: generally weak, except choice. Good to prime steers. $5.2;yu6.20: por to medium, $3.7&S4.16: stackers and feeders, $2,2534.25; cows, $2.504.00; heifers. tZ.mfi4.lh; can nets. $1.7545 2.49; bulls. $2.4tk'u4.30: calves, S3.50ffi5.25: Texas fed steers. $4.0CW4. o; Texas trrass steers, $3.254.00; Texas bulls, $2.40(13.20. HOGS Receipts, todav 31.000, tomorrow 25.000: left over, 3,975. Blve cents higher; top, $5.00. Mixed and butchers. $4.7li5.00: good to choicec heavy, $4.7555.00; rough f n i f j H . w I V" 3 L v oM u iAND WOOL if n n U SPECIAL SALE ON SILKS Worth up to $U9 a yard, at 49 ctsayard. THE TOPEKA CASH DRY GOODS CO. 713-715 Kansas Avenue. tr m Tk. K M. sPrayer Books and Hymnals -OUR CHRISTMAS PRICES PRAYER AND HYMNALS SETS- Prayer and Hymnal, 2.00 sets at fl.lO " " $2.75 sets at 181 " " " 3.00 sets at 1-82 " " 3.25 sets at 2 15 " " $3.75 sets at 2-47 " " 5.00 sets at 2.00 " ' 66.00 sets at 3.00 . -BAGSTER'S TEACHERS' BIBLES- Bagster's Reference Teachers' Bible $1.50 edition at $0.99 " " " " 1.75 edition at 1.10 " " " $2.25 edition at. .... .... 1.45 " " $3.50 edition at 2 45 " " " , " 4.50 edition at 2.0O " " " " $5.00 edition at 3.67 BENNETT BOOK STORE, 730 Kansas Avenue. heavy, $4.3(W4.70; light, $4.704.97; bulk of pales. $4.S5fi4.9D. SHEEP Receipts, 7,000: sheep and lambs steadv to stroner. Good to choice wethers. $4.KX4.60; fair to choice mixed, $3.ttXfe4.10: western sheep, t4.00w4.50: Texaa sheep, $2.50ta3.65: native Utmba, $4.25feo.5; western iambs, $5.W"i5.80. Official for yesterday: nn RECEIPTS Cattle, 10,330; hogs, S9,28; Bheep, 16.230. , SHIPMENTS Cattle, 6,184; hops 4,472;, sheep, 536. Kansas City Live Stock Market Kansas City. Dec. 14. CATTTvPl Re ceipts. 3.000: market Bteady. Native sieers. $4.26fao.B0: Texas steers, $3.754.75; Texas cows, $2.2503.85; native cows and heifers, $1.46(5.50; stockers and feeders, J2.5&4H-4U; bulls, SS.KYqA.W. CALVES Receipts, 150; market steady, $4.2505.50. HOGS Receipts, 13.000: market steady. Bulk of sales, $4.9Wi4.92H; heavy, $4.S5'( 4.16; packers, $4.iKKa5.00; mixed, $4. 854. 5; light. $4.W64.96; yorkers, $4.1W!S4.S5; pigs, ti.etXit4.90. SHEEP Receipts, 2.000: market steady. Lambs, $1,004(5.50; muttons, $2.754.40. Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas Citv, Dec. 14. Close: WHEAT May, 66c. Cash: No. 2 hard. 65', ii CtiVjc ; No. 3. 6365Vic; No. 2 red, 6;a70c; No- 3, 6&a 68c. CORN May, S4c. Cash: No. 2 mixed, 34c; No. 2 white. S4'i!ac: No. 3, 3414c. OATS-No. 2 white, 25;Vic RYE No. 2. 46Hc . HAY Choice timothy. $10.0510.50; choice prairie. $9.00&9.60. BUTTER Creamery, 19S23c; dairy, fancy, 17c. EGGS Fresh. 21c. RECEIPTS Wheat, 109 cars. Cotton Market. New Tork, Dec. 14. COTTON Spot cot ton closed quiet, c higher: middling up lands, 10c; middling- gulf, 10c Sales, la bales. New York Money Market New Tork, Dec. 14. MONEY Money on call steady at 5 per cent. Prime mercan tile paper, 4&5i per cent. Sterling ex change steady with actual business in bankers' bills at $4.MHtf for demand and at $4.805ii4.81 for sixty days. Posted rates, $4.illH-i2 and $4.S5V4.S4.86; com mercail bills. $4.80. , SILrVER Silver certificates, 64S6uc; bar silver. 64i.de: Mexican dollars. 60H,c. BONDS Government b'inds firmer: re funding; 2s, registered, IO414: do. coupon, 105; 2s. registered, ; 3s, registered, l'Jfli; do. coupon, 110: new 4s. registered. 13.SU; do. coupon. 13814'. old 4s, registered, 1)5; coupon, 115; 5a, registered, 1134; do. coupon, 113 V. Grain Letter Furnished by J. C. Goings Commission Company, members Chicago Board of Trade, Topeka. Chicago, Dec. 14. WHEAT The wheat marktft has held steady to firm through out the session, selling early at .3c, at which price a fairly large speculative de mand was noticeable and the absorption at that figure being by traders who had bought on several occasions before and derived a profit. The early news not of a character to help buyers of wheat, as Argentine reported about 70u,0) ship ped end cables about sd lower. The sit uation In the northwest, however, was strong. There was good buying of op tions by manv of the larger commission houses and the demand for cash wheat was good. Flour was In ffood demand and all the mills were reported In operation. The fact that shipments of close to live million bushels from both coasts hav taken place, leads the trade to look f'r a fair decrease in our visible nxt week. The country movement in northwest is reported as falling off sharply. The close Is stf ady and with any encouragement Irv cables prices will probably show some ad vance. CORN Corn has been firm with some covering- of shorts. The buying side was popular in a small way. Prices up a. small fraction. Receipts here are increasing 3,4 cars with 405 estimated for Saturday. Countrv offerings free. Primary receipts larger than last year. Clearances heavy, S90.000 bushels. Argentine shipments o.O, 000. Speculation light. OATS Oats yielded some from the clos of Thursday. The country movement of oats, like the corn, is irregular: reported large by some handlers and moderate by others. Receipts 153 and 150 estimated for Saturday. Shipping business moderate. PROVISIONS The provisions litst is PIC El f f 1 mm If hJILLJIuLii Xk I K BJ PI Iff S, r i: h IS mm II I 1 k k 8 higher, pork, lard and ribs tip about 2'ic There has been significant buying of Jan uary lard and ribs. Shorts have bepn cov ering. Not a large trade but a firm ton". Hogs 5c higher with 33.U00 today ami 2f..Uu for Saturday. J. i lIAJUllti. Range of Prices. Furnished by J. C. Goings Commission company, members Chicago Board ot Trade, Topeka, Kansas. 3 S ill Chicago, Dec. 14. Article. Open High l.uw Close Te WHEAT Dec ... fif"4 70 R'-70 7 Jan. ... 7":-- 7'-"4- 7-'--'i 7"-V-' 7"'vH Feb. ... 714 tl1 71-14 Vl4 May ... 739- 73 73 73V4 T3- CORN Dec. ... M 37 36 37 XC, Jan. ... 35-S 35- SV, :-'-H Feb. ... 85-4 35-i, :!5-'i 35 Mav ... 35- S6 8a 86 8i-T OATS Dec. ... 21 '4 21 '4 21H 2!'4 5''s Jan. ... 2IN.-34 2l'-- 21 2lS- -l -T4 Mav ... 23 23 SKIS- 2J;- PORK Dec 31 ST, 11 25 Jan. ...12 25 12 32 12 25 12 27 12 25 May ...12 15 12 17 12 12 12 15 12 15 LARD Dee. ... 7 17 7 25 7 17 7 20 7 20 Jan. ...C!) 6 !2 6 ! 8 ! 117 Mav ...6 95 6 7 Ki 6 iti 6 2 R1HS 1 ec 6 35 6S Jan C 25-27 (i 22-28 May ... 6 25 6 27-30 6 25 24-27 6 32-35 Minneapolis and New Tork Range. MINNEAPOLIS. Article. Open High .Low Cloi Te. VV H KAX I i-ec. 71 71 wit 71 7 May 74 74 73-4 73-' NEW YOUK. Article. Open High Low Close Tea. CORN Dec. ... 44H 44 44'4 44 44 May ... 41 42 41 42 !, Range of Prices onStocks. FurnlBhed by J. C Duncan, commis sion, grain, provisions and stocks. Of lice 19 East Fifth street. "Phone 123. Charii, Kncpp & Co., corersponuenUi, K.atiiiu City, Mo. New- York, Dec, 14. r i 1 1 Op'n High Low Cl'se.YO. Stocks. 1 i Sugar People's Gas .. Am. Tobacco .. Federal Sieol .. l.-i l"i, 1 "-' J24-V 1 c, i!tls, ! I H'7 1 1'14 I'TN. BI7' 52! 51 SI K'i r,t4 7. ,1 7-J - 7V 77 72 74' I 7 - 74 , . 43t) 44 xi 4:fi,l 44'l s fu I ' I H' 7M- H7 lt 4 1 !' 1 . Fed. Steel pfd.. i. .m. J. A. S. & W. B. & O C. B. Q Rock Island ... St- Paul , Atchison pfd ... Atchison com.. Manhattan Con. Tobacco.. 11 4 I' ' 1 1 J si i 1 l.s 1.' i , '1 .-.,1 0 ;i 1 3 41 1 a-.,, I . 1 1 r, h" ' 2 V J! 14 14 It" Wentern Union Mo. Pacific Wabash N. Y. Central.. C. & O C. C. C tT. Pnc. com V. Pac. pfd .... S. Pnc. pfd .... Reading pfd ... T. '. As I N. Pac. com N. Pac. ;.f .... Pac. Mail L. & N M-, K. & T. ... G"S 61- .', 1 'VI 4 71 I M .I 4U 7l'J V!. I 3 1 4 Ti -. M 41',' i , ' 4 71 , 4f 4. 4 ' , J.C. DUNCAN, Commission GRAIHand STOCKS LonR Dist. "Phone 123. J 09 H. Fifth St. Private Wire, Quick Service. Tour patronage respectfully solicited. Special attention to Bankers and Capi talists. Correspondents Chnrrle, Kncpp e., Kansas City. Mo. Charde and Knapp era both members of Kansas City Board of Trade. Orders executed promptly and accur ately on that market. N. B. We, as correspondents of Mr. Duncan, guarantee the proper appropria tion of all money deposited with llm f,,r marginal purpiwg. We keep separate ne count with each customer, so one rumn mer's money Is not usul to mateiri n other. CHAKDE, K-M-i p m. CO.