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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL,, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 17, 1900.
7 THE ENDJS NEAR. Sells Dirorce Case Will Soon Be Over. . BelieTed It Will Be Completed This Week. MRS. SELLS THE LAST. She Will Close the Testimony For the Defense. Talue of Topeka and Other Property iu Question. Columbus, O., Dec. IT. The end of the celebrated Sells case seems almost in Eight. It will probably be up to Judge Evans by next Friday night. The at torneys fur the defence paid Friday that all their depositions were in and that probably not more than eight witnesses would be called. Mrs. Sells will be the last witness for the defense, and it is probable that she will be on the stand for two days. The plaintiff's attorneys pay that they will occupy but little time in rebuttal, and so it Is now almost cer tain that the case will be ended by Christmas. The alimony feature of the case is now pressing to the front. Friday af ternoon the defense said that it had no more witnesses for this week and asked that steps be taken to settle the matter of the valuation of the real estate owned by Mr. Sells. -Affidavits on this question have bi en nreT.ared by both slides and will be introduced as depositions. The afidavits prepared by the attorneys for the plaintiff make the value of the real estate held by Mr. Sells in this city at JdOa.O'io. while those of the defense place it at ab-mt $:.-!. onn. Included in the lat ter affidavits are some pieces, of property which the attorneys for th" plaintiff say do not 'belonsr to .Mr. Pells and others in which he has only an interest. Ex cluding the disputed parcels of real es tate, there is a difference of about $28,000 between the totals as prepared by the attorneys for the two parties to the euits. There was a loin? discussion Fri lay over the affidavits, at the end of which Colonel Holmes arose and said that he feltsurethat the attorneyscould agree On an adju.-t nrnt of the valuation of the real estate. The attorneys for the defendant, he said, wi re not inclined to raise seri ous objection to the valuation to be put on the various pieces of property and would strive to settle it as soon as pos sible. Mr. Hooth said he was very glad to hear this, as It would mean the sav ins of much time. Colonel Holmes said that after today defendant would rush matters u-s much as possible. The lirst witness put on the stand was John B. West of Lofton, who now occu pies the house in which the parents of Mrs. Sells formerly lived. Some of the witnesses for the plaintiff had stated that when Mrs. Sells and Harry D. Lyons v ere at the home of her patents they slept in bedrooms with connecting dtxirs. Mr. West said that there are no bed rooms in the house with connecting doors, and gave a complete description of the house to prove it. Lyons had been pointed out to him in Logan. He told about a trip the family had taken to the country and of the visits of Mrs. Bells to her mother. He was questioned in resard to his knowledge of the sleep ine arrangements of the family, but knew nothing about them. He said that, ea far as he knew or had heard, the conduct of Mrs. Sells had always been pood, and her family stood high in the community. Mr. West was cross-examined in regard to the interior arrange ments of the house, but nothing new was elicited. Mrs. Melissa. Kraft of Urbane-rest was the next witness. She lived in the Sells family when they resided on North Hi;-;.i street. She was a domestic. She didn't know either Lyons, Kaymour or John ston. Sa far as she knew, Mrs. Sells nev er had any gentlemen callers while she was w ith her. Miss Hattie Newberg was visiting Mrs. Sells, and she had callers. Mrs. Kraft was on the stand when court adivurned for noon. At the afternoon session the examina tion of Mrs. Kraft was concluded. She paid that Mrs. Sells was "a perfect lady" and a good housekeeper. She was ex cused without cross-examination. The deposition of Mrs. Mary A .Sohutz of Kansns City was read. Mrs. Schutz is the Mrs. Poland with whom Mrs. Grace Beal was staying when she took that carriage drive with Mr. Sells to the Southwestern Boulevard hotel on that July day in 1S32. Mrs. Schutz said that Mrs Ileal told her she was going to take a drive and that she attempted to per suade her not to go. She went, how ever, and when she returned she appear ed to be sick. She said she had a head ache and was not at all well . Mrs. Fchutz say the man who was with Mrs. Real, but could not describe him. She paid he appeared to be a. big, portly man, which would not be a very good descrip tion of Mr. Sells. She was shown a pho tograph of Mr. Sells, and said that it looked like the man who entertained Mrs. Beal. There w as nothing new in the cross-examination. Tr. lnivld Finney, a dentist, of Lfigan. was put on the stand. He was an old friend of the Luker family. He described the house In which the parents of Mrs. Sells lived. The-Httorneys for the plaintiff paid that they were willing to accept -the testimony of Mr. West on thnt matter, end that there was no use of wasting time. The witness was then questioned in regard to Mrs. Sells' character and excuse 1. He said that MrF. Sells was "always verv lad like." and he had never seen any thing unbecoming in her conduct. Colonel Holmes said that the defense had no more depositions to read. and while two more witnesses were expected to be present, they had not arrived and the defense had no more evidence to pre sent today. He said in answer to a ques tion by .Mr. 13. with that the Baker depo sition taken in Chattanooga would not be read. The matter of the valuation of the real state of Mr. Sells was taken up. and when tile attorneys had said that they would probably be able to adjust values by Monday, the court was adjourned far the week. In addition to the Columbus property. Mr. Sells owns about 1Z5.1K'0 worth of PROPERTY IN TOPEKA. Kas.. but the valuation of this has prae- ucui'.j ueeu ugreeu upon by the attor neys. Newfoundland Prosperous. St. Johns. N. v.. Per. 71. Mr. Bond, the premier, in his negotiations with Mr. Reid. the contractor, is endeavoring to aft'ect an amicable arrangement whereby Mr. Reid will surrender his right to the re version of the ownership of the railroads, being compensated for the purchase and accepting a fifty year operating lease in stead. The colony is in favorable circum stances now to make better financial p.r rangements. The balance sheet for the last fiscal year shows an actual surplus of $-2a.tiii, figures never previously ap proached in the history of Newfound land. Holiday Excursions via. Santa Fe Route. Tickets on sale to points within 200 miles west of Missouri river. One fare forround trip. Ticketson sale Dec. 23, 2-4, So and SI, litOO, Jan. 1, final limit Jan. 2. TO BRIDGE THE CHASM (Continued from First Page.) opposed to Interference by the states in disputes between employers and their em ployes, but th ir con'Uict may caue a change of sentiment detrimental to both parties. An-i yet important as it id that force be eliminated as a lartor in the set tlement of their disputes, I for one do not b.'lieve it possible; but I do believe it possible and practicable to so reduce the number of such conflicts and to pj lessen their evil eftects upon the public as to make occasional strikes preferable to any form of compulsory arbitration. " Kvery controversy, except one, that has arisen on t h present Santa Fe system, has been adjusted by conference, and so far a is known to the company officials, adjusted to the entire satisfaction of the employes affected thereby. Certainly, the most cordial relation exists between the company's, officials and the men whose loyalty and fidelity are recognized at all times a.s most important factors in the company's prosperity. ' K0GERS IS STUBBORN. Locomotive Maker Seems Determine That Works Shall Die. , New Tot fc, Dec' " 17. Bernard and Philip Katz and several members of the citizens' committee appointed to keep the Rogers Locomotive Wuiks at Pater s', n, N. J., have been in conference with Jacob S. Rogers for several days. They wanted Mr. Rogers to give a written option of 30 days oh the works to the Katz brothers on- the terms already agreed on, namely, that the Katz brothers organize a company, with $500, 000, and take 4200,000 of the stock, Mr. Rogers to retain $100,000, the remainder to be raised by the committee by pop ular subscription, Mr. Rogers to sell the whole concern, real estate and plant, to the new company, and take in pay ment 5 per cent bonds, secured by a mortgage, the price to be ascertained by an appraisement. Mr. Rogers refused to give the option unless the Katz brothers, would bind themselves to buy the works at the end of thirty days. This they would not do. The men who asked for the option argued that the transaction was a big one. and they needed something more substantial than mere verbal promises on which to solicit subscriptions. Mr. Rogers replied that his word was good tnousrh, and he certainly would give nothing more unless he got something in return more substantial than mere spec ulations as to the purchase of the works. Finally he agreed to give a verbal op tion for ten days for the purchase of the works on the terms agreed to, but he re served the right to cancel that option on 48 hours' notice. , The citizens' committee believes it will be able to meet the conditions in raising the $200, OOn. The members will start out at once. They will offer preferred stock, paying 7 per cent dividends, and it is believed that this will induce New York capitalists to put their money into the project. The Katz brothers have stipulated that they shall have control of the new company, and in order to do so with only two-fifths of the capital, a bonus of SaO in common stock will be given fo:' every full paid share of preferred stock at par. Mr. Rogers says the $100. 000 for which he will become responsible need not have any voice m the manage rnent. The Krie Railroad company. which has for several years had its engines made elsewhere, has promised to give the new company the first order for twenty-five engines. The railroad company wants to keep the locomotive works at Pater- son as it is a big patron or the road. The Illinois Central has always been a patron of the Rogers works. It is about to order fifty engines, but withheld the order to see if the Rogers works wouia re-open. After the conference a tele gram was sent to the Illinois Central sa.ying it would be definitely settled in ten days whether the works would re open. It is estimated that the Rogers establishment has lost orders for 100 engines by closing. HEREDITARY INSANITY. Defense of E. C. Burnz, Who Is Charged With Murder. New York. Dec. 17. Edgar C. Burnz will be placed on trial today at White Plains, to answer the charge of the mur der of Herbert B. Fellows, the station agent at Scarsdale, N. Y., on December 4, 1S09. Rurnz. it is alleged, murdered Fellows as he was returning home from the sta tion and rifled the contents of a satchel which Fellows carried, securing about $60 in money with which he came to Xew York to enjoy himself. He was arrested at the bicycle races in Madison Square Garden. Burnz's defense will be hereditary insanity. STRANGE FACTS. Regarding Healer Russelle. To the Kditor of the Journal. I wish to state my experience with Healer Russelle of 122 West Sixth street, corner Jackson. I have been a great suf ferer for the past twenty years with chronic catai rh of the stomach; also an inward tumor which caused me continu ous pain and gatherings in my ears caused from la grippe. During all these many years I have tried many ways of treatment, but received no benefit what ever, and my case seemed incurable. Rut thanks be to God I was led to place my self under Healer Russelle's treatment, and I am now cured of all my infirmi ties, and fed it my duty to let this won derful truth be known. Respectfully. MRS. J. COCHRAN, 125 North Branner Street, Topeka. TO TRY LON FLM. Charged That This Celestial Entered the United States Illegally. Ogdensburg, N. Y., Dec. 17. The first Chlr.es trial to come before ITnited States Commissioner Oray since the fed eral authorities decided that too many Chinamen were finding it comparatively easy to get into this country from Can ada via Malone. will soon be heard here, the case having recently come up. The prisoner is Lon Faim. arrested last sum mer at Malone for violating the Chinese exclusion act. The Chinaman claims to have been bom in San Francisco, and went back to China and was arrested when about to return to his native home in this country via Canada, An alleged father swore to his birth. Inspector Ralph Iz ard of New York, was present with two Chinamen from Mott street, who testi fied that they are acquainted with the alleged father of the prisoner, but they were not aware that the prisoner is his son. Their evidence went to show that the prisoner had never been out of tne rice fields until arrested last summer. The hearing was adjourned for a week. SECRETARY TO FARRAGUT. Was Thomas Vail Whose Funeral Was Held Today. The funeral of Mr. Thomas Vail, who died Friday was held at Grance Cathe dral today at 3 o'clock. Dean Sykes rea l the Kpiscopal service. The pallbearers were: W. W. Man speaker. W. J. Smyser, D. "W. Nellis, J. II. Meade, E. J. Shakeshaft and W. It. Barrett. Burial was in the family lot beside the late Bishop Vail in the Topeka ceme tery. Mr. aVil was for a time private secre tary to Admiral Farragut of the T'nitod States navy. Mr. Vail served in the navy during the civil war, and was a member of the Lincoln post G. A. it. THREATS DEATH Banishment Imposed Upon Re spectable Settlers In Routt Co., Col., Including Postmaster at Ladue. COWARDLY MURDERS. Killing of Two Citizens Starts a Reign of Terror. Immunity From Punishment Emboldens Perpertators. Hayden, Col., Dec. 17. Two cowardly murders' of Inoffensive settlers, attempts to kill others and the banishment under threat of death of an entire family from the Brown-Park section, have caused a reign of tenor throughout the western and central part of Routt county. Matthew Rash, a quiet, inoffensive ranchman, was killed in bis cabin in July last. October 4 Rash's partner, Dart, was shot down as he stepped out of his door after breakfast. Embold ened by immunity from punishment, the men who are believed to have incited these murders warned the family of A. H.Bassett, postmaster at Ladue, Ranch man Thompson and Joe Davenport, all reputable people, to leave the country on pain of death. An attempt was made to kill Thomp son about the time Rash was killed and others among the proscribed people have since been shot at from ambush. The Bassetts, Thompson and Davenport have left Brown's Park, but are still threat ened. There is talk of organizing a vigi lance committee to hunt down the mur derers and drive their abettors out of the county. CASES ADVANCED. Hearing on Porto Rico Ques tions Set For Jan. 15. Washington, Dec. 17. Chief Justice Fuller today advanced a number of cases involving the relation between the United States and Porto Rico so as to bo heard with the Delmaya case in which the question is a issue. The Delmaya case is set for January 15 and will be argued by former Secretary Carlisle. It was at his instance that three of the cases were today advanced.- Two of the cases so advanced are in the name of Dooley, Smith & Co., and both come from the circuit court for the southern district of New- York. In one case the action is brought to recover money ex acted from thern at Porto Rico as cus toms duties on merchandise taken from New York to Porto Rico between the date of the ratification of the Paris treaty and the date of the enactment of the Porto Rican civil government act. I nthe other case the duties were collect ed after the Porto Rican law was en acted. A third case is that of Carlos Armstrong coming from the court of claims and also involving the same gen eral question and still another that of Samuel B. Downs. In the last named case Frederick Coudert Jr., appears as counsel. NO PARTIALITY. Bill to Give Preference to Sol diers Defeated in House. Washington, Dec. 17. This was in dividual suspension day in the house. The speaker first recognized Mr. Brom well (O.) who moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill reported by the civil service committee to give prefer ence to honorably discharged soldiers in the executive departments of the gov ernment. It provided that honorably dis charged soldiers of the civil war and af ter them hotftorably discharged soldiers of the Spanish war and the war in the Philippines be given preference, both in appointment to office and retention therein and that loss of limbs or other physical impairment which does not in capacitate shall not disqualify them. After an interesting debate the bill was defeated, 51 to 105. IN THE SENATE. Washington, Dec. 17. Soon after the senate convened today a bill extending to homestead settlers on the Chippewa Indian reservation in Minnesota, the right to commute their entries was re ported by Mr. Nelson (Minn.). After a half hour's discussion of the measure in an effort to make it general in its appli cation it was recommitted to the com mittee. Mr.Carter (Montana) introduced a res olution calling upon the judiciary com mittee to investigate and report to the senate the facts in the matter of the charges against Judge Noyes of Alaska. It was referred to the judiciary commit tee. The senate at 1:20 p. m. went into ex ecutive session for the further considera tion of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty. rODAY'S MARKET REPORT. Chicago. Dec. 17. WHEAT Wheat was in its usual condition of dullness today, with the lack of trading having the cus tomary effect on prices. The opening was irregularly lower. May starting at 72t? 72'ic a decline of 1,'iiHc Heavy world's shipments. 8.411.000 bu., a large increase on passage and lower cables brought out liberal selling orders, but little wheat was wanted. The market was almost bare of buyers for an hour, when the local de mand improved somewhat and prices be came somewhat firmer. May declined to 72-Sia-4c and steadied at 723,c. Northwest receipts were 704 cars, against S5 last week and 5M a year ago, Chicago receipts were 141 cars, 3 of contract grade. The market revived later under pros pects of a fair decrease in the visible and in sympathy with the spurt in corn prices became quite firm toward the close. May closed unchanged at 73ic. CORN Corn was dull but firm and a little higher at the opening, the unsettled weather encouraging buying. Consider able long stuff was offered at the slight advance and later the market became rather heavy, partly in sympathy with wheat. May opened a shade higher at Sre1.! 7wC, sold at 35"sC and reacted to SS-V'J.e. Receipts were 547 cars. There was some early buying on the fact that there was no contract corn in the day's receipts. December corn under the heavy bidding of shorts made anxious by the continued absence of arrivals of consract stuff, was bid up 2Hc before 1 o'clock today, the price being jumped from 37t-sc, Saturday's closing figure, to 3&ic. Even at that price little stuff was offered. Shorts finally be came disgusted with their inability to cover and stopped bidding. Considerable nervousness was shown over the fact that not one car of contract corn was among the 547 cars received today, this feature strengthening the belief that the country had been pretty well scoured during the November comer. Most of the advance was caused by one prominent broker, who Did the JJecember price up at a time in his efforts to cover his short lines. Trading in the May option was also quite heavv. With the cessation of bidding for December the price sagged off to :isc. De cember waa ottered sparingly at the close at 3Wc. Quite a flurry took place in December corn before noon, the price being bid up 2'ic to 30aic by anxious shorts, with little offered even at that figure. December closed nervous at 39c asked. May closed -2C hierher at 3iJUc. OATS Oats were practically at a stand still for some time. The heaviness of wheat affected the market later, but trade at all times was exceedingly narrow. Receipts were 204 cars. May opened un changed at 2:;sic and declined to 232c. PROVISIONS Provisions were quiet and a little easier, influenced by heavy hog receipts. Trade was very narrow, a littie selling of lard by packers being one of the features. January pork opened 5!(7Uc lower at $12.1 T1 12.20. and sold at $12 17'i January lard opened 2,c lower at $0.S5 and held at that price. January ribs opened 22c lower at $ti.22'., and eased off to $0.20. FLAX Cash: .N W.. $1.64; No. 1. $1.C3H: December, $1.62: May. $1.61. RYE December, 4U1,ic; January, 4.Uc; May. 48:1ie. BAR LK Y Cash. 3S-f 60c. TIMOTHY December, $4.50; March, $4.03. , - - Chicago Live Stock Market. Chicago Dec. ' 37 CATTLE Receipts. 21 im including S00 Texans: generally weak to loc lower. Good to prime steers. J3.25--u6.10: poor to medium. ..;.'a.l: stockers and feeders. $2.6oiS.5o: cows. $2.t 1i4 00- heifers. $2.604.66; canners. $1.i5'U 2 35- bulls, $2.5iKo4.2n: calves. Ul.SOtfi 5. SO: Texas fed steer . 4.0Ki4.75: Texas grass steers $3 2fifi4.00: Texas bulls. $2.&wi3.20. HOGS Receipts today. 42.000: tomorrow, 35 000- left over, 2.212. Shade lower, clos ing weak. Top, $4.S7; mixed and butch ers'. $J.5iS4.!7V. 8ood to choice heavy. $4 704.95; rough heavy. $1.6orz4o0: light, $4.6r,i4.WM; bulk of sales. $4.7iVl 4. SO. SHEEP Receipts, 25,000. Sheep and lambs. 15 to 25c lower. Good to choice wether $4.9O'a4.50; fair to choice mixed. $3 6ji3.!: western sheep, $3.1vi 4.5n: Texas sheep, $2.25f3.50: native lambs, $4.00tfj'4.7ti; western lambs. S4.55.03. rffiv.i,ii for Saturday: Receints Cattle, 221: hogs. 24.367: sheep, 2.240. Shipments New York Money Market. New York, Dee. 17. MONEY Money on call stead v at 51 per cent.: prime mer cantile paper, 4V85U- Per cent; sterling exchange neavv, won auiuui uiiiii-- .n bankers' bills at Jl.SPiTz1? for demand and it S4 h'h4.Sl for IS" days: posted rates. S4.Sli-wii4.N2 and $4.851,i4.S6; commercial SlLvEIi Silver certificates. 64f;65c; bar silver. 64c; Mexican uoaars, ou,tc. BONDS Government bonds' weak; re funding 2s,' registered. 1044; coupon. 15; 3s. registered and coupon. lOO-i; new 4s. registered "and coupon. 3384: old 4s. reg istered. 115; .coupon.,. 5s, registered and coupon, Kansas City Iiive Stock Market. Kansas ,City. Dec. 17. CATTLE Re ceipts. s.uOO: market steady to lower. Na tive steers, $4.0oi.25: Texas steers. $3.tHi 5 20- Texas cows. $2.25li3.75: native cows and heifers. IS.OOfM.aO: stijekers and feed ers, $3.PKi5.00; bulls. $2.65'3.75: calves, re ceipts 3vi0. market steady, $4.25i5.40. HOGS Receipts. S,0iMi: market 21i'Cr5c lowe Bulk of sales, $4.2Vu4.S7V, heavy, ,4 ti 92: packers. 4.i4-M"; mixed. $4.7f.'4.90; "light. $4.s-Mf4.S2i,2; yorkers, $4.474 ra4 t: pigs. $4.35f54.S5. " SHEEP Receipts. 2."Kj0; market strong. Rambs, $3.50"u5.35: muttons, $2.oufi4.25. Kansa3 City Produce Market. Kansas Citv, Mo.. Dec. 17. WHEAT Mav, We. Cash: No. 2 hard. CI V twie ; No." 3. KPWJj'yc; No. 2 red, ti'Jl-i'ulvc; No. 3, 67f.6'.tc. CO HN-Mav. 34c. Cash: No. 2 mixed, 83a4-a34c; No. 2 white, 34ic: No. 3, 3414c. OATS No. 2 white, 24fe!il&c. RYE No. 2. 46c. HAY Choice timothy, $10.00'u 10.50; choice prairie. SH.CW&U.oO. BUTTER Creamery, ltS23c; dairy, fancv. 16c. EGGS Fresh, 20Uc. Wheat receipts, &3 cars. Grain sX,etter Chicago, Dec. 17. WHEAT The cables this morning were not at all beneficial, to holders of wheat, coming as they did -J lower. The world's shipments showing some falling off from previous week, were given but little attention, while the in crease on passage was construed as quite bearish. Early trading was at a decline of c fre-m previous close, and some of the local pit traders were quite noticeable In their selling. The demand came from ele vator interests, which were the buyers of January kind at 70c and this caused a steadiness to the market. Some little strength was reflected from the corn mar ket. The bear element still "Harp" on large primary receipts, which today were considerably larger than last year, al though we find our visible supply gradu ally being reduced in the face of It. The close is firm at slight advance over open ing prices with sentiment quite generally bullish. CORN The trade in corn has been somewhat increased. Locals who have been so pronouncedly bearish have been inclined to reduce their short lines owing to the strength of the nearby options. The receipts of corn were fairly good this morning, but in all there was a scarcity of the contract article, Seabord reportei but little demand. he visible supply showed a decrease of 624. 000 bu. OATS Oats have held fairly steady, the fluctuations beine light, even in the face of advance in corn. Cash demand for this cereal was of a meagre character. PROVISIONS There were fair receipts of hogs today with prices lower. Some of the packers were inclined to sell a little product, but market was of such a narrow character could dispose of but small quan tities. It was not what could be called firm, although prices have changed but little. J. F. HARRIS. Market Gossto. Furnished by J. C. Goings Commission company, members Chicago Board of Trade, Topeka. Kansas. Chicago receipts: Hogs, 42,000; cattle, 21.000: sheep. 25.000. Kansas Citv receipts: Hogs, 8,000; cat tle. X.ihiO; sheep. 3.0u0. Omaha receipts: Hogs, 4,500; cattle, $1, 300; sheep, 1,000. Chicago: Hogs open weak, cattle lower, sheep weak. Liverpool, 3:30 p. m.: Wheat quiet, De cember tad lower, March d lower: corn quiet, December 1sd lower, January and March .4d lower than Saturday's close. London, 1:30 p. m. : Wheat quiet. De cember d higher, March and June d lower: corn quiet, December d higher than Saturday's close. Paris opening: Wheat steady. un changed; flour quiet, unchanged from Sat urday's close. Chicago receipts: Wheat. 141 cars, grade 3; corn, 547, grade 0; oats. 204, grade 21. Chicago: Weather map shows unsea sonably mild temperatures with even higher temperatures indicated. There are showers around the lakes and in lowa. elsewhere generally clear. In extreme north mercury was 20 to 40 above. Chicago: Liverpool wheat stocks phow a decrease of 256,000 bu. ; corn, increase 144.0i.iO bu. Chicago: Just prior to the holidays it is hardly to be expected that any great amount of new speculation will take place, and vet the change may come sud denly and cause some new buying of wheat. The foreigner however seems to pause, although there were gjod ship ments noticeable last week, but specula tive inquiry from that quarter is light. Northwest "receipts seem be the factor. World's shipments fair, although Russia shows some faiing off. The better element in the trade is bullish, and having tried several times to score on an advance and been disappointed, have not given up hope. The conditions should cause more specu lative inquiry for our wheat. There are 42.y0 hogs at the yards, and prices are a trifle lower. Chicago: Hogs close active, and easy prices, shade lower; estimated tomorrow, 35.OO0 head. Northwest receipts: Minneapolis, 661 cars; last year. 4S9. Duluth, 113 cars; last year. 60. Kansas City receipts: Wheat, 2S3 cars today. o9 last year; corn, 91 cars, last year 57: oats. 22 cars, last year 8. Chicago: Wheat firmer. Erosseau best buyer, paying c for January. St. Louis receipts: Wheat. 112.100 bu.; last vear. 27.7'W. Corn, 224,200 bu. : last year. 82,500. Oats, 62.40t; last year. 64. Soft. Chicago: With all the large receipts it's worthy of notice that the visible will show a decrease; last year it increased bJl,0oO brshels. Paris; Wheat unchanged; flour, 5c j higher to unchanged. Antwerp: Wheat 12VC higher. Liverpool close: Wheat, :sd lower: corn, Hd to i,4d lower than Saturday's close. Visible wheat, decrease 412.0ml bu.: corn, decrease 624. 0oo: oats, decrease 8SS.0O0. Chicago: Two pit traders have bought wheat on decrease in visible; trade con fined to them. Chicago: G. A. Beaverns has taken some January corn this morning. Chicago: Corn looks strong for the mo ment. Demand for January and Decem ber keeps up. It may bring in some of these May shorts. Chicago: One cable makes world's ship ments, according to Broomhall's figures, 10.300.000 bu. Chicago: Wheat news all bearish, mar ket lower and acta like selling off. but there is no real selling pressure and would take but little good buying to change whole appearance of market; there seems a fair demand-for January wheat at 7oc. Chicago: Broomhall cables that wheat shipments last we:k fere O.oOO.ouO bu., and 1.360.oe0 bu. additijnal to points outside of Euronean market;-total shipments, 10.360, 000 bu. Chicago: Visible wheat shows 656.000 bu. Increase, with Buffalo, Chicago. New Or leans ami the lakes to hear from; looks like small decrease. Chicago: Holidays in Liverpool the 24th, 25th and 26th. Chicago: Conditions seem to be growing steadily more discouraging for American holders. Argentine shioments of the new- crop will begin next month, and this will probably add to the depression which has lasted so ions'. Chicago: Visible wheat will show half million bushels decrease. Weather indications: Illinois. Missouri Minnesota, threatening tonight, fair Tues day: Missouri. Minnesota. Iowa, the I.):i kotas. Nebraska, Kansas, fair today and x uesuay cooler. St. Louis close: Wheat December, ill'c: January, 71-?8c: May. 73le. Corn oecpmotr, s-t'Jsc; January, 344c; May, Minneapolis close: Wheat December 71 Vie; May, 74-c. Today's Topeka Markets Topeka, Dec. 17. CATTLE. COWS $2. 5053.25. HEIFERS-RUM; 3.50. CALVES. HEA nr S3.fX"G. 50. LIGHT (Under 200 lbs) $4.0)24.60. HOGS. LIGHT-$4.4(rfi4.65. .. HEAVY AND H K AV Y $4.4054.65. GRAIN. NO. 2 WHEAT 62i,c. NO. 2 CORN 2J" 30c. NO. 2 WHITE CORN 30c. NO. 2 OATS 23c HAY $7.0ott7.50. PRODUCE. EGG S 22c. BUTTER 18c. Topeka Hide Market. Topeka. Dee. 17. Based on Chicago and Boston quota tions. The following are net prices paid in lopeKa tnis weeK: GREEN SALT CURE f 71e. GREEN SALT HALE CLKED-CilC. NO. 1 TALLOW 4c. Butter Market. New Tork. Dec. 17. BUTTER Unset tied and weak. Creamery, 17'ti25c; June creamery, ltfysic; factory, 115(160. Sugar Market. New York, Dec. 17. SUGAR Raw, steady; rair renning, 3 2M-32c; centrifugal f6 test, 2 13-32c: molasses suirar, 3 21-32c refined, steady; crushed, $6.00; powdered, .o: granulated, .60. COFFEE Rarely steady; No. 1 Rio, 7c Cotton Market. Galveston. Tex.. Dec. 17. COTTON tJuiet and steady. 9-c. New York. Dec. 17.-COTTON- Spot croseo quiet, hC lower; middling upland 10c; midling gulf, loUc Sales, ifOO bales. Minneapolis and New York Range Furnished by J. C. Duncan, commis sion, grain, provisions and stocks. Office 109 East Fifth street. 'Phone 123. Charde. Knepp & Co., corerspondents, Kansas City, Mo. MINNEAPOLIS. Article Open High Dow Close Sat. WHEAT Dec. ... 71 71 la 70 71 7Pi May ... 73?A 74 73 74-',i 74 NEW YORK. Article Open High Low Close Sat. CORN Dec. ... 44 45 41 45 May ... 41 42 41 42 42 Range of Prices. Furnished by J. C. Goings Commission Company, members Chicago Board of Trade. Topeka- Chicago. Dec. 17. Article Open High Low Close Sat. WHEAT Dec. ... S!i 70- C9 70- 70- . Jan. ... 7O-70 70 70 70- 70 Feb. ... 70 71 7') 71 71 May ... 72-72 73- 72- 73 73 CORN Dec. ... 37 33 37 30 37 Jan. ... 35 3'; 35 36- 35 Feb. ... 35 35 35 35 35 Mav ... 35- 36 35- 36 35 OATS Dec. ... 21 21 21 21 21 Jan. ... 21- 21- 21- 21 21- May ... 23 23- 23 23- 23 PORK Dec 11 25 11 25 Jan. ...12 17 12 20 32 10 12 15 12 25 May ...12 07 12 07 12 02 12 07 12 12 LARD Dec. ... 7 12 7 12 7 05 7 07 7 1 5-17 Jan. ... 6 85 6 85 6 85 6 S5 S S7 May ... 6 &0 C 90-92 6 90 6 90 6 92 RIBS Dec 6 35 6 37 Jan. ... 6 22 6 25 6 20 6 25 6 25 May ... C 30-32 6 32 6 30 6 32 ti 32-35 Range of Prices on Stocks. Furnished by J. C. Duncan, commis sion, grain, provisions and stocks. Office lu9 East Fifth street. 'Phone 123. Charde, Knepp & Co., corerspondents, Kansas City, Mo. New York, Dec. 17. Etocks. I op n;riigni low :ci se; sot 1 t J. Sugar .: People's Gas .. 1261 10(1 110" 54 7SU 126 100 110 54 7 70 75 43 82 l:' m 133 87 43 114 3 1 'n 86 3 26 143 75 83 43 28 124! 38 j 103 53 78 124 '12 9.8 ll' 103'i, 103 53l 53 78 j 78 Am. Tobacco .. Federal Steel .. Fed. Steel pfd.. B. R. T Leather A. S. & W B. & O C. R. & Q C. R. I. & P.. C. M. & St. P.. Atchison pfd .. Atchisoa com.. Manhattan Con. Tobacco.. Western Union Mo. Pacific .... ,8 , .1 75 43 8fV. 43 82 133 118 132 87 43 111 37 ! 63 26 142 38 75 S3 43 28 6'. 63 70 85 43 &5; 41 ! g 45 82(, 138 117! 131' 86 I 43i 111 37! 85 62! 2i: D2, 38, 75, 821 a, 42 i 2 fcsV 62 76 &4! 43 ( 4o! 138 1387,, 117 117 132'KC 86, 86 43! 4 113 llot 37, 86 85 62: 24: 62 2: Wabash N. Y. Central.. 142- 143 C. & O U. Pac. com 33 V OT-J, S2' 28; 6s J 62 76 ! 85 ! 43 85 4-i U. Pac. pfd S. Pac. pfd Rubber 82'i 42 23 68 6 75 8-1 43 81 40 Reading T. C. & I N. Pac. com N. Pac. pfd Pacific Mail L. & N M. K. & T. ... 1 86 43 85 41 , J.C. DUNCAN", Commission GRAINand STOCKS Long Dist. 'Phone 123. 109 E. Fifth St. Private Wire, Quick Service. Tour patronage respectfully solicited. SDecial attention to Bankers and Capi talists. Correspondents Charde. Knepp 4k Co., Kansas City. Mo. Charde and Knapp are 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 him for marginal purposes. We keep separate ac count with each customer, so one custo mer's money is not used to margin an other. CHARDE, KNEPP CO. Agree on Hopkins BilL " Washington, Dec. 17. The house com mittee on census by a vote of 7 to C agreed to report the Hopkins reappor tionment bill, leaving the total member ship of the house at S57, as at present and rearranging a number of state dei- egations. The bill will not be taken up until after the holidays. Mrs. Henry Discharged. Word comes from Albuquerque that Mrs. Ira F. Henry, who was held for the murder of her child, has been discharged from custody. ft 1 M sf! fv R 1D MISCELLANEOUS ADS. BITUATIOJSr WANTED. W ANTE DoldtToirs'ri of lice work: experience; good reference. AddreKs is. V., care Journal. WANTED A good meat cutter with ex perience in groceries, wants position. Address Ed. Stolper, 3o8 Ka-tisas ave., up stairs. WANTED By a competent housekeeper. a place in nice family to do ger.ertii housekeeping. Address A. II., Journal of fice. WANTED FEM.AI.J3 HELP. WANTED Young lady of some experi ence as clerk. I nion News Co. WANTED Girl for general housework, at once. 401 ' yler street. WANTED-White girl for general house work, Swede preferred. Apply 1120 Quincy street. WANTED Good girl for gencrid home work; references required. 1120 Polk st. WANTED White girl for general house work. No. 618 West Eighth St. WANTED Chambermaid at once. South east eonrer Eighth and Quincy. WANTED Competent white girl. Swede or German, for- general housework; small family ; .large wages. 315 Topeka av. WANTED MALE HELP. WANTED Capable, reliable person In every county to represent large company of solid linancial reputation; $036 salary per year, payable weekly: J pvr dav ab solutely fcure and all expenses; MrHixht. bona-hdff, definite salary, no commission; salary paid each Saturday and expense money advanced each week. Standard House, Caxton liulldiiig. Chicago. BUSINESS CHANCES. MUSKOGEE PHOENIX Is the principal newspaper In Indian Territory, where the government is spending nearly a mill ion dollars in preparation for allotting and opening this line country. If you wish to know, subscribe. $1 a year, loo page special numuer with map and many pictures for 25 cents, stamps. Phoenix, Muskogee. I. T. WANTED AGENTS. WANTED Experienced canvassers, male or female. Call 7 to 8 p. m., 118 East Seventh, third lioor front. AGENTS WANTED Catholic agents. Outfit free. Men or women, town or country. Write at once. C. P. & D. Co., 334 Dearborn St., Chicago, III. WANTED MISCELLANEO US. WANTED-Loan of 1750 for five years on improved 40 acres within 15 miles of To peka. Address box 166. Topeka- WANTED A partner with $2.o"0 to start in a good paying business, strictly hon est. The one who desires to be my part ner has the right to thoroughly investi gate the business before Investing. Rob ert Rhea, 1209 Kansas avenue. WANTED A showcase. Address "Show case," care Journal. WANTED Home for boy 11 years old in Christian family; country preferred. Mrs. Hart. 21G Harrison st. WANTED Roll-top desk: must be cheap. Address Roll-top. care Journal. WANTED Man and wife to rent modern light housekeeping rooms, at 421 (Quincy street. WANTED You to use Washburn's pure apple elder. 15c per gallon; leave orders at 823 Kansas ave. WANTED Street showcase. 817 Kansas ave. WANTED 500 sets harness, buggies, wag ons, surries. carts, etc. Newell, H22 Kan sas ave. ITlENT ItOOMS FOR RENT Three unfurnished rooms, suitable for housekeeping to family without children. 312 East Klhth st. FOR RENT Rooms for light housekeep ing, gas, bath and furnace heat. 421 Quincy st. FOR RENT A nicely furnished room. 414 Tyler st. FOR RENT Pleasant furnished or un furnished rooms. 4o6 Topeka ave. FOR RENT Two unfurnished front rooms and basement. 230 Monroe t. FOB RENT HOUSES FOR RENT January 3. 19fr. furnished or unf umished, 7 room brick cottage, at 922 Polk street. Citv and soft water in kitchen. laundry building 12x14 ft., with hard and aoft coal bins, and watercioset with water and sewer connections. Ap ply 422 Greenwood avenue. FOR RENT Six-room house, 1241 Tyler, modern, except heat. Adply Uo Tupflu ave. FOR RENT Five room cottage, near Rock Island "Y." Inquire JJrs. D. L. Lakin. FOB BENT HOUSES. FOR RENT Strictly modern cottage with every con venience, at corner filxth and Lincoln. TOPEKA REALTY CO.. 534 Kan. Ave. II. MACFERKAN. Mgr. FOR RENT 1019 Fillmore. 8 rooms, mod ern, except Turn-ice. east front. Prt- cUms repair, barn, 2&.00. Inquire lulS Fill more for key. FOB SALE MISCELLANEOUS. FOR SALE Cheap. Good suburban Jour nal route paying U per tnonuu Adurets M. C, care Journal. FOR SALE Good family horse, also sur rey ana Duggy. enquire b21 Tyler st. FOR SALE Cheap. An upright piano, al most new-. J.i 4 opK& ave.. in. l opeaa. FOR SALE One high grade upright piano, nearly new. In modern handsome burl walnut case, to be sold at a bargain at Mb Quincy. Call afternoons before 4 p. m. FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS. FDR SALE Good Jersey cow. will txi fresh in a few wsckw. 607 Vt 1rt u FOR SALE Cook otove, mmker sto, soft coal stova. (It Meat Temu st. FOR SALE-rlloujsehold good, Cls-je street. , FOR SALE Large bed with spring ar1 mattress: half price, 4I3 Yet SoSTith. FOR BALE Two 8500 (diaros Aetna I, nun - ten-year stock: two years p.id cp. V, I sell for amount paid in. AOUrcas "Aetna." care Journal. FOB SALE REAL ESTATE. Til EGO COUNTY PTTAT.K- Innds for stle at rctHotmhle v.rice lo cated In the hi'iirt of llie di-irlct- 1.3 North Kansas avenue. ' FOR 8ALF Tlu-vs l,t, 4 room house. Xo. iocs Chase ave. impure f,.:o liast 4t ii it. FOR SALi; On TRment. 1h.it cood resi dence, l 4- llIirore; liarii. c!: t-rn ai d sewer. Also cottage ,n Wnshhurn rnr lit e. F. J. UUOVVN, 17 Columbian l lilg. MISCELLANEOUS. LOST AND FOUND. LOST Punch of kru on H-'ir atta. !;! to chain. hfnr,i fitorri to Journal of fice. CLAIBVOY ANT. SPIRIT WORLD Tluve wMtlnir to h.-ar from loved onus and teo ive oilier vi,o, nble Information, pa-1. piesrnt ami fu ture, IiiI:ks vnMiiro, te . Kill call . a Mis. JaueUe Fulh l . 4.. I M adKon sired. WATCHMAKER. WATCHES cleaned. 75c: clocks. Snr; main spriiiKS. T5c: crystal. 10c. t-asl, pal,l for old gold or sllv- r. All work Kuarnuteed. Old jewelry ntnanp d for new. If hard up, ses Uncle Bam, 5U Kansas ave-iua. ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW. T D. lll'iirilliKVS Columbiau buildlritf. Lawyer. Koun 8S SPECIALISTS. DR. C. II. OUIROR. Diseases of the Nona. Throat and Lunss. 7u4 Ivanxas avenue. STOCK WINTERED. WA NT F.P-Horses lo w1ntcr?HW ile Afee, 616 Kansas. Farm 'phone 5: 1 rii . MATTRESS. MATTRESSES made to order and clean ed; feathers cleaned, b.aiulil and sold. Drop me a rani. T. W. I'ickett. 211 Kan sas ave. Cabinet work, upholstering-; show cases. FLORIST3. MRS. J. R. HAGUE, Florist, successor t R. J Groves. M7 kaiitui ave i'lions -A CUT FLOW K KM and ".,ri dZni Hayes', 107 West Lluhlh 'l lioi.e 6ffl. PAVINO. THE OFFICE of the Capital City Vitrified Rrlrk and Pavng Co., has bi-eu removed to 111 West Eighth street. JSTjjmAGE. MERCHANTS' TRANfFT-H A PTOR rxvt Co.. packs, ships ana stores houho"t goods. Tel. 1&6. Clarence Sklnntr. LU b 6th at. BICYCLES. TOPEKA CYCLE CO.. Tel. 706. Hicveles and and tandems for runt; kinds. lit West .: h St. sundries; bicycles repairing of U V. S. CYCLE CO.. 118 E. Hth rt. N.it!n4 and Lnion bicycles. Sundries, repairs. PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. rrrcrdErM"tjT OFFICE residence rcrner Gordon st. and Central sve., N.rth Top. ka. 'I bor-i 214. Uses the Rrlnkcrhoff oyxirm of rectal treatment, a successful and painless tr-i, ment for pu, bsiula, Xissuie, uiueratluu. etc. IDA C. BARNES. M. D.. Office 72 Kansas ave. Resldencs Thir teenth and flay. Ofllc hours: a. m . t& 11 a. m.. and 8 p. m.. to 6 p. m. Telephone 698 residence and lti office. DR. EVA HARDING. Homeopathlst. CJ Kansas av. Telephone 402. PATENTS. FRF.T" Our new hsnriDonk on patents. Fischer A Thorpe, patent lawyers srl solicitors, Junction l.lu., .Ninth ad Mio sts.. Kansas City. Alu. Tel. "Lnion lis COMSTOi'K noSKN. patent Sopc'tos. Offices: Rosen lilk.. 41H Kansas ST. MONEY. TO LOAN Mon'y on Topeka r1 elate. Pav bak monthly. !...w inier-o ra . Shawnee Kui. dinar and I ,o, n A0'IHi"lu S- Eastman, at ll. West Hlx.h )-trei. MONEY TO LOAN n liv ft-ck. piano" org ,ns. tpwril'ti, h"U h Id 10 ,o . n-1 personal security, L, Llco,', Kan. av.e. MACHINE SHOPS. WANTED G'i t . repair r xrlit n new ones. Manor mound. Gold Bum ' Machln woiks. il : Kansas uvs. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. TO WHOM IT MAY CONC-:ftN-Mr no. plitajion for a permit to sell li,inlr, i Ir,g liquors, aceo rdliur to Jnw, at 11:4 Ea't Fourth street. In the Second wxrd of (h eltv of Tipek. Is now mi file n the of fice of the probate judv of Sto, wn- county, Kansas. The liirtna: of t lo skids Is pet for '1 hursduy, at o !o k h ru., January 10. !'l. M. A. Kl N( 1 1 ESS. TO WHOM IT MAY COVCEHN-Mt in. plication for a permit n sell Intoal.at lnr lluunrs, according o law. Hi 44 kiiri. Has avenue, in the S' coml ward f Ins et y of Topeka, is now on lin In the .f fic5 Of the pr"ba'e pldfce f,f Hliawti.f rountv. Ktia. "'lie liearlrar "f the sums Is set for Meielav, at M "'f lea k rt m. IXcetntx r aist, law. J. JIE.N HI LTTA. STAMPS, SEALS AND STENCILS THE J. C. PAR1-IN1 CO.. 7J4 Kin. A v. Rubber stamps, brass and aluminum traia chacka. Prices low. catalogue in-s. Tat. in 4. JEWELERS. JAMES B. HATDKM, Jaweler and Opti cian. Complete stock wstthes. dia. monds, siiverwar. etc. Kvea axauilued and spectacles properly filled. J HAIR GOODS. SWITCHES, CHAINS. WIGH. 81TAM". pooinw, etc. Mrs. Hattie Van Vint. Ut East Fifth. 'I'licuc