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TOPEKA STATE JOTTRNA1D, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 29, 1900. EEliT THINGS." Experiences of Sew Members in .National Congress. First Trial of a Congressman Is the Final Test. THE PASSAGE OF BILLS i .11- 4 I T4- 4V. o MM Ivnx" 0l Hie uraiui uuiuic iUiic Who Succeeds. Washington Gossip hj a State Journal Reporter. Washington. X. C. Dec.29. New mem bers always have some difficulty In Writing methods of procedure in both branches of congress. Mellow and pleas ant are the ingredients of legislative hfe In the opening: sessions. The flanks of a few of the new members may be gored by the sharp spur of ambition; yet all are tingling with curiosity. The new comers gaze upon the veterans with in quisitive eyes, as though measuring their national reputation by their personal ap pearance, and the veterans stare criti cally at the new recruits, awaiting their development in committee and their ap pearance on the field of discussion with unconventional interest. All the veterans have been thoroughly tested, and have settled themselves into their allotted places, cemented therein by term of service and legislative exper ience. The raw recruit frequently re gards them with awe and awaits his trial with a curiosity born of anxiety. Mo ne can escape the test, however great the reputation he may have achieved elsewhere. Silent and deliberate is the examination, but as strict in its way as any at either Annapolis or West Point Physical appearance counts for nothing. Ar. expansive brow, an expressive face, and a majestic figure may indicate bod ily health, but show an empty, if not an intumewer.t head. They are not gauges for success, iienius at times delights in hiding itseif in a shriveled physique, the face diversified with abnormal features and illuminated with eyes on a squint. When a new member ventures into th? arena of debate the veterans present iuii work and listen. It may be for a moment or for an hour. All depends up on the neophyte. If he has the intellect ual sand, he is made; if not, he will talk to empty benches ever after. A quaint ripening may attract attention, but the epeech must be well seasoned with argu ment and bristling with facts before it will pass muster. It is a quick test, terse and decisive. The veterans are not to be caught with words alone. They must bear the true imprint of a states man, or the tyro is gone. Such are some of the ingredients of legislative life in the opening sessions of congress. It is not the learned man, the wise man, or the orator who passes most bills. The man who succeeds must first have a bill which meets with the approval of a majority; and he must ingratiate hin:- . Keif with his fellow members, by favors or otherwise, to such an extent that they v. ill support his bills largely upon tl e ground of personal friendship. The member must follow his bill to the sen ate committee, and the senator must keep in touch with his bill that goes over to the liouse. Persistency in this matter does not insure success always, but there is no success without it. The postoffice at Tonganoxie, Leaven worth county, was made a presidential office by the department several months ago. Henry Metz. the present incum bent, who received his appointment shortly after the commencement of the , f n esent regime, was reappointed through the efforts of Congressman Charles Cur tis. The appointment has been ratified by the senate. The bureau of animal industry reports the loss from blackleg disease in Kansas cattle the past year as approximated at 30.000 head, or a. cash -vlue of about $100,000. The loss was much less in Ok lahoma and Texas, where vaccination was freely used as a preventive. The exclusion act will keep the Chi nese out of the country, to some extent xintil its expiration in 1902. although four or five thousand Chinamen a month are being smuggled over the Canadian line. But there is no exclusion act to prevent natives of the Philippine Islands from Fettling in the states, and, if they w re to take a fancy to residence over here, they might become a serious addition to the race question. Mr. J. L. Parkinson, formerly of O'a the, Johnson county, has been appointed as architectural superintendent of the District of Columbia. He held this posi tion under the Harrison administration, but was later removed during Demo cratic reign. Prior to his first coming to W ashington he was made inspector o the construction of government build ings at the Chicago World's fair, and al so served Uncle Sam aa superintendent of the life-saving stations on Lake Michigan. In the new 1901 postal guide Just is iif rii..H ill M ! I M '!'! ftH II I I I 1 1 I I I I 1 M 'M r H I "KELlAlvfS" I 711 Kansas Ave. 711 Kansas Ave. t -.r-.--. n I Doaro(B--FOR-1Wl i 4 A large line of the Standard and Wells Double-Indexed to choose from. A few choice Calendars I Blank Books, Office Stationery, Etc. 66ECELLAWPS" I 71! Kansas Ave. sued by the postoffice department it is found there are six towns throughout the country named after the Sunflower stale. One is located in W'alker county, Alabama; another in Kdgar county, Il linois; another in Graves county, Ken tucky; another in Jefferson county, Ten nessee; and the sixth town named Kan sas wll! be found in Cherokee nation, In dian Territory. There is a Kansasviile in Racineville, Wis. Mr. Paul Webb of Stafford, Stafford county, who is employed as a clerk in the agricultural division of the census office, had an operation performed yes terday at Emergency hosiptal for com plications growing out of operations for appendecitis. He has been in Washing ton nearly six months, and during that length of time has had a series of oper ations performed for this disease which has caused him much trouble and pain, though he has constantly remained at his post of duty. The last treatment was successful and his entire recovery will be soon. Mrs. Thomas Ryan, wife of assistant secretary of interior, has reopened her residence on Tale street for the winter. During November she was in Kansas with her husband, where he was active ly engaged in the campaign. Mrs. Ryan later went to California to visit her son, Capt. Ryan, who is stationed at Los An geles. One of the Kansas representatives has received a letter from a constituent which asks whether the,claims known as ' French Spoliation" have been paid; if so, to whom? which reminds people of one of Jerry Simpson's jokes. When he first went to congress he announced tba t he was not familiar with the McKinley bill; but he proposed to examine into it and, if he considered it just, would vote mat it De paid. In commenting on the all-absorbing topic of Kansas politics the Washington Evening Times has this to say of the senatorial contest: "As the time approaches for the meet ing of the Kansas legislature the con test over the United States sena-torship from the state assumes a more interesting aspect. It is evident that neither Senator Lucien Baker nor J. R. Burton has been able to obtain a clear majority of the Republican members elect, and it is doubtful whether either of them will be able to accomplish this Dy the time the legislature meets, in deed, it seems probable that before the noiaing of the Republican caucus, lm mediately preceding the meeting of the legislature in joint ballot op January 22, other men will announce their" can didacies, thus adding additional com plications to the situation. M. A. Low. the general attorney or the Rock Island railroad, continues un doubtedly to hold the balance of power. He could throw the senatorship to either Burton or Baker. But Mr. Low is await ing developments. It is intimated that Mr. Low has a candidate, who will be brought to the front at the proper time, provided there is a reasonable certainty that his Candidate can win by drawing from the friends of the leading opposing aspirants. Baker and Burton. 'Senator Baker haa forged to the front perceptibly in the last two weeks. and it is evident that against Burton, he has the best of the fight, though he undoubtedly still lacks several votes of a majority of the Republican members of the legislature. Burton is following a close second. This is evidently what Mr. Low desires. If the Baker and Bur ton forces can be about equally divided and Mr. Low can control the balance of power he will be in a position to force one or the other of the candidates to come to the support of the man of his choice. "Before his departure for Kansas Sen ator Baker expressed confidence of his re-election, provided the situation was not further complicated by the entrance into the race of other candidates. He is anxious that the fight shall be a square contest between himself and Mr. Burton, feeling sure that he can beat his old antagonist." There seems to be a demand for the issuance of a half-penny piece. The treasury officials are giving the matter serious consideration, and while there is apparent opposition to fractional coin on the other hand there seems to be am ple reason for meeting the demand. The profits of all business are now largely in small fractions. It is the volume multiplying these fractions which pro duces the great returns. So genuine and general is this tendency that a demand has arisen for the coinage of this frac tional piece at an early time. The con duct of business on the finest lines is even splitting the penny. -if One of the leading banking authori ties puts it this way: "To add the half cent to our coins would increase the profits of small dealers and the possible economies to that class of people who are obliged to make small purchases. To save a cent each day amounts to $3.65 a year." t- On the one side we have the fcalf cents and fractions of cents making the millions, and on the other side we have the millions calling for the tialf-cents. L. W. THA VIS. Charged With Embezzlement. St. Louis, Mo.,' Dec, 29. Charles J. Brenner, bookkeeper, cashier and confi dential clerk at the Wainwright branch of the St. Louis Brewing company, is charged in a warrant issued today with embezzling $8,000 during the past three or four years. Brenner, who is 48 years old, and has a family, has been con nected with the company in a confiden tial capacity for nearly ten years. left. it t 711 Kansas Ave. IT OUST GO. Book Companies Hare New Plan of Operation. Will Attack Kansas Text Book Law Through Prices. AS LOW AS LOWEST File Bond to- Gauge the Prices by Other States. Thinks Kansas is Getting School Books Too Cheaply. Book Man Says People Are Sick of the Law. The book companies which are sup plying a portion of the texts used in the Kansas schools have a new plan by which they hope to overthrow the Kan eas uniformity law. The companies are agitating a change in the law which will if adopted cause some radical changes in the present methods of doing business. The plan now being put forward is one which will authorize the book com panies to file with the secretary of state a bond in the sum of $50,000, specifying that the price of books in Kansas shall be as low as the prices in any other state m the union. This plan, the companies argue, will place Kansas on a level with. other 1 w price states, and at the same time com pel the publication of books which would be an improvement upon the character of those now in use here. At least this is the argument of the book concerns. The book companies pretend that the business in Kansas is not sufficient to cause sleeplessness because a, company fails to get it. The claim is made that the amount of books used in Kansas high schools in a single year does not exceed $18,000. "AVhat do we care about the Kansas business?" said a representative of one of the oldest publishing houses to State Journal reporter last night. "The Kansas people have a law now of which thev are already sick. The book com panies can afford to take it easy while the people are discovering that trie- pres ent law is a farce, 'then wen nave better chance at them." "Is the opinion of the law expressed by the book companies due to the fact that the law attempts to make some discrimination in favor of the people.' was asked. "Certainly not. A man or woman who knows anything about books, especially books in use in the schools. Knows wen that some of the texts now in the schools of this state are inferior to those on the same subjects in other states. "Under the present law the books cannot be changed. The pupils are com pelled to use the books which have been adopted, although they know that there are errors and inaccuracies in tne texts. "Will the supplemental idea endorsed by the teachers' association benefit any one if it is adopted?" "Not in the least. It will not provide for changes in the text bocks. If supple mental books are adopted it will mean an additional expense while the old books will be used." "Suppose the supplemental text should be adopted. Couldn't these be used ana the others abandoned?" "Of course that could be done but It would be a violation of the law as it now exists and would not be tolerated by the old-fogy school boards." The gentleman who expressed these opinions has been attending teachers' association meetings for years, display ing his books and selling special publi cations to the teachers. The name of the man is withheld for the present, be cause its publication would doubtless cause him the loss of his position, for the reason that the book companies are making a still hunt to kill the present law. Ex-State Superintendent William Stryker, who is responsible for the state uniformity law said Friday to a State Journal reporter: "1 am satisfied that the book compa nies will succeed in overthrowing the Kansas text book law in the next legis lature. The whole trouble is that the prices of school books in Kansas they consider altogether too low. They might, not offer much objection to the law li the maximum prices were realized. The people of Kansas are saving too much money on school books to suit them." HELD ON SUSPICION. Man Suspected of Having Sold Fic titious Bonds. New Orleans, La., Dec. 29. A man who registered yesterday at the St. Charles hotel as Dr. Carle was arrested and locked up today on information from the hotel management that Carle strongly resembled George D'Essauer, formerly of Chicago, who disappeared from that city several months ago, and who later was arrested in London, charged with having disposed of several thousand dollars worth of fictitious bonds to Chicago financiers. After be ing detained for a few days in London D'Essauer was released, owing to the fact that no measures were taken for extradition. It is understood that in formation will be riled by the police charging Dr. Carle with being a danger ous and suspicious character. The prisoner arrived at the St. Charles yesterday in company with Mr. and Mrs. William MacKenzie, reputed to be a wealthy English couple. Carle asked for the finest suite in the house. Employes of the hotel recalled a re semblance between Dr. Carl and George D'Essauer, who stopped at the hotel a year ago. when it was understood he was paying attention to an opera singer. They immediately notified the police, and Carle's arrest followed. He strong ly denied the charges, but city detec tives claim to fully identify him as D'Essauer. The MacKenzies said they were en route to Texas to purchase a ranch and had engaged Carle as a guide .and traveling companion. Kitchener's Summary. London, Dec. 29. Gen. Kitchener tele graphing from Pretoria under date of Friday, December 28. sends a summary of the number of attacks made by the Boers at various points. The only im portant incident was an attack on a baggage column near Greylengstad. A company with a pompom made a sortie from Greylangstad and drove off this Boers. Captains Radelyke and Harvest were wounded, eight men were killed; 2.7 were wounded and '20 were reported missing. Howgate Set Free. Albany. N. V., Dec. 29. Henry How gate aged 70, who in 1880 served the cov- ernment as disbursing officer of the sig nal office at Washington, was released from the penitentiary last evening after serving six years for forgery and falsifi cation of accounts. 31 US. LEWIS, ESCAPE. Her Wrapper Was Ignited by Head of a Match. Mrs. E. T. Lewis had a narrow escape from serious injury by fire at her home, 927 Topeka avenue, last night. She was wearing a flannelette wrapper and struck a match when the head flew oil and the flames from the match Ignited the soft nap of the cloth. In an instant Mrs. Lewis was enveloped in flames. She was saved from serious burns by her husband, who was fortunately near, and who smothered the flames with, a woolen shawl. PINGREE DEFIANT. Refuses to Appear Before Court on Charge of Contempt. Detroit, Mich., Dec. 29. Governor Pingree, who was summoned to appear before the Ingham county circuit court today to answer to the charge of con tempt, as the result of an interview in which he attacked the court and prose cuting attorney, has refused to answer the summons. He was cited to appear at 1 o'clock today, but at 11:30 the gov ernor sent the following telegram to the court: , "As executive of the state of Michi gan, and representing one, of the three independent, equal and co-ordinate divi sions of the department of government, I am constrained (meaning no disrespect to the judicial department) to deny the authority of the judiciary in the prem ises. "Were T, as chief executive of this state, disposed to recognize the author ity of the judicial department on this particular occasion Jhe " official duties pressing upon me in the closing hours of my administration would not permit of my giving the matter attention. "H. S. PINGREE." After he had given out the telegram, Governor Pingree was asked whether he had anything to say in connection with his action. "Not a word." he answered, "the public can read the telegram, and draw its own conclusions." PART Y EOR WADS WORTH. Elks Will Entertain For the Topeka Actor Tonight Mr. Will Wadsworth, the Topeka actor who appears at the Crawford to day and tonight, in "The Prisoner of Zenda," and the members of the com pany with which he travels, will be given a reception a.t the Elks lodge rooms this evening after the show. Re freshments will be served and a social good time will be the programme of the evening. 31RS. BAKER'S PLIGHT. She Haa Her Wounded Divorced Husband on Her Hands. Mrs. Charles Baker stopped Deputy Sheriff Williams this morning and told him that she ne.TJed help to take care of Charles Baker, tile man who was shot by bis brother at 728 Hancock street Thurs day night. . . ... According to ner siury n. a.yprdi3 ...,.. Charles Baker and his wife were divorced several years ago and that the night o the shooting he had called to see her, having come In from Overbrook. She is a frail woman who supports ner - i t..t.u in tuouhirv and SIX ClUlUieil U y tfwvuig ' .......-..r, cannot taae care ui nei iuhwi who is lying in the house in a helpless condition. She says that none of his rela tives nave CHlieu lo mm au ...m. needs attention badly. She has no money I 1 4 .V.... . .-, onl.Q Vlftltt Vlfil ! . fas. chnuM V is any possible way to make them do it. Minneapolis May Get Woodmen. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 29. The con vention of the Modern Woodmen of America, scheduled for the week of June 3 to 8, at St. Paul, may be transferred to this citv owing to a conflict of dates with the National Medical association, also to meet at St. Paul. Both expectea to use the auditorium in that ity. British Reoccupy Ficksburg. Bloemfcntain. Friday. Dec. 28. The British have reoccupied Ficksburg.whlch for sometimes had been in the hands of tha Boers. LOCAL MENTION. .Tames H. Jones, aged 12 years, was sent to the reform school by Probate Judge Dolman this morning. The Kansas Academy or science nas been in session at the state house for two days. It will adjourn this evening. Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Clougn attended the funeral of Judge W. .A.. Porter of Leavenworth, Wednesday. Judge Porter was a son-in-law of Mr. Clough. There was no session of the police court this morning. The only arrests yesterday were the jointists Lisk and Hobson, and their cases were continued. Miss Emma Kelly of Topeka, who has returned lrom Alaska, has written an article for the January Ledger Monthly of New York city on the "Dogs of Alas ka." The girls of the Industrial school are helping Mrs. Thorpe clean up her rooms in the city prison and to straighten out the clothing which was not given away Christmas. An effort is being made to hold the annual log rolling of the "Woodmen of the World in Topeka. The annual meet ing of the delegates will be held in this city April 25 to decide upon the time and place for holding the event. Osborne Payne, the negro who was arrested on the charge of breaking into Dibbles store in North xopeka last week, was before the city court this morning and waived examination. He said that he wanted to plead guilty. Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson, of 1206 North Jackson street, entertained at a family dinner party Friday, December 28, in honor of Mr. and Airs. A. C. Ward of Hoyt. The out of town guests were Mr. Ralph Judkins and MissMaude Jud kins of Lawrence. James Kerr entertained six members of the high school class who are inter ested in the Y. M. C. A. bowling depart ment, on Friday afternoon. There were present Messrs. Haggart, Tracy, McCau- ley. A. Griggs, Charles W entworth and John Fleishman. A paper- was read on the great opportunities of the young men of the present day. Three other churches will join with the First Presbyterian in a union watch- night service to see the new century in on Monday night. Rev. Charles M. Shel don and Rev. D. M. Fisk will partici pate. Rev. Mr. Fisk will show illustra tions of the closing century s progress with stereopticon views. The Third Presbyterian church is the other one to participate. Annie B. Sweet has appealed to the district court from the decision of the county commissioners who refused to refund her the money paid for taxes on block 11 in Martin & Dennis' addition which is now used as a city park. The city council requested the county com missioners to pay her 11,000 for which she agreed to give a clear title to the land. The money to be refunded would partially come from the city as its share of the money paid in at the tax sale. WIDE AWAKE WORKERS. Miss Dolphin and Her Success aa an Educator. Miss M. E. Dolphin who has been elected first vice president of the State Teachers' association is a graduate of the State Normal. She taught in the Emporia high school and later was made principal in 'one of the Leav en worth schools. The position of super intender.it of the city schools was madu ji. wm, m MISS M. E. DOLPHIN. First Vice President State Teachers As- sociauon. vacant by resignation and Mis3 Dolphin was elected to fill the vacancy. It was thought at the time that it was only temporary but she has been elected for each successive term since, then. Miss Dolphin is also a worker in the N. E. A. and has been on the programme at sev eral of the national meetings. She is a sister of M. M. Dolphin, the leader in the late telegraphers' strike on the Santa Fe. B. B. Bone who was elected third vice president has been county superintend ent of schools in Elk county for four years. He was born in Bond county Illinois, and has lived in Kansas for the B. B. BONE, Third Vice President State Teachers' As sociation. . past 17 years. He attended school at the State Normal at Emporia for two terms. Mr. Bone served as second vice president of the association during the meeting in 1898. AN INTERESTING SUBJECT. Nat. M. Brigham Will Discuss Grand Canon of the Colorado. Nat M. Brigham is to lecture on the "Grand Canyon of the Colorado" on January 3, in the First Christian church, and with Mrs. Brigham will also give a musical programme in connection. Mr. Brigham has lived in northern Arizona and spent years of research in the heart of this region of grand natural beauty. The scenes of tremendous chasms which form the channel of the Colorado river in its course through northern Ari zona reach their culmination in a cha otic gorge 217 miles long, from 9 to 13 miles wide and midway more than 6,600 feet below the level of the plateau. It is seventy miles distant from Flagstaff by a nearly level road. Except in winter, when the journey can be undertaken only when weather is favorable, a tri weekly stage makes the trip in eleven hours to the rim of the canyon. WILL ACCEPT BAIL Mrs. Nation Is Not Pleased With Wichita's Jail. Wichita, Kas., Dec. 29. Mrs. Carrie Nation has agreed to accept bail, which W. C. T. TJ. members are securing. She declares she only accepts her freedom that she may prosecute her work of smashing saloons. She received fifty letters in today's mail. Weekly Bank Statement. New York, Dec. 29. The weekly state ment of averages of the associated banks shows: Loans J796.457,20O,increase $9,358,500. Deposits $S54,189,200. increase $15,384,806. Circulation $31,040,800, in crease $138,300. Legal tenders $63,353,500, increase $3,196,400. Specie $161,719,700, in crease $2,678,700. Total reserve $225,073 -200, increase $5,875,500. Reserve required $2,131,57.300, increase $3,846,200. Surplus reserve $11,525,900, increase $2,028,900. Joseph's Tips. Based on Chicago and Boston quota tions. The following are net prices paid in Topeka this week: New York, Dec. 2S. Traders who sold the market on the fake report that an insurance company of globe-wide fame had busted will find some difficulty in covering. Get long on Western Union, just for a turn. Buy People's Gas moder ately, .null unicago Cireat western ann i linois Central. J. ARTHUR JOSEPH. Today's Topeka Markets Topeka, Dec. CATTLE. COWS $2 50-?r3.25. HEIFERS $3.00-?! -3.00. CALVES. HEAVY S3.00S3.50. LIGHT (Under 200 lbs) $4.tX!S4.60. HOGS. LIGHT $4.40(ir4.60. MEDIUM AND HEAVY $4.4O4.60. GRAIN. NO. 2 WHEAT 2Wn 63c. NO. 2 CORN 28V-&29C NO. 2 WHITE CORN 29HS30C NO. 2 OATS 24c. HAY $7.50S8.00. PRODUCE. EGGS 18c. BUTTER 16c. 29. Topeka Hide Market. . Topeka, Dec. 29. GREEN SALT CURED 7c. GREEN SALT. HALF CURED 64 C NO. 1 TALLOW tc. Butter Market New York. Dec. 29. BUTTER Firm ; creamery. 17-S25C; June creamery, 17g22c; factory, UVifi 16c- : . ::it T 5: WfiEATJpPS. An Advance of Two Cents Re corded in the May Option. Caused by Falling Off in North. western Receipts. FLOUR FOLLOWS SUIT. Millers Advance Prices Ten cents per Barrel. Biggest Speculative Trading 'of the Entire Week. Chicago, Dec. 29. To the local price of May wheat 2c was added today and a re port from Minenapoiis said millers had advanced the prhce of flour 10c a barrel. The advance in wheat was on a buoyant speculative market and was due to the stubborn fierceness recently displayed by the Liverpool market and to a pronounced falling off in northwestern wheat receipts. Receipts this week at Minneapolis, Lu luth and Chicago combined were only 1, 7S7 cars, 1.025 cars less than the week pre vious and 1.507 cars under the aggregate receipts at these points a year ago. During the first hour on the board of trade there was a greater speculative trade than during the whole session of any other day this week. May wheat opened unchanged from yesterday at 7:i14c and, on buying by commission bouses, some of their orders being for foreign in terests, and bv traders who had sold short, the price advanced to 75H'C. A re action to 74-V4c followed this bulge, early buyers selling to secure profits, but as there was a good demand for what they let out the market steadied anil closed strong. May THti2c "higher than the close yesterday at Vc. December wheat, which is practically the cash article now, closed l.c higher at 72Vsc and January closed with a ilka gain at 72'4c W K3yiflc43,cCrhi-ha etao shrdle shrdluu Chicago, Dec. 29. WHEAT There was a buoyant market for wheat the first hour of today's session. May opened un changed at 7oV4c and rose sharply to 74Ve. Commission houses wanted it and shorts clamored for it, but encountered stiff backed holders under 74c. At that price and over the market showed a freer hand. hut the demand was ample to hold the. price steady for some time. The execu tion or buying orders lor isew lork inter ests gave rise to reports of an export de. mand. This, coupled with the falling off in northwest receipts, put the recent bear ish government report far in the back ground. The week's receipts at northwest points are cars under the previous week and 1.507 less than they were the corresponding week a year ago. Torlay'rt local receipts were 125 cars. 11 of contract grade. Minneapolis and Duluth reported 191 cars, against 524 cars last week and 308 cars a year ago. steadiness at Liverpool was a contributory factor in the strength nere. There was buying from new sources, and many shorts not only covered, but loaded up with some lone stuff. Mav rallied sharply to 75c Here profit talking sales pressed tne pne Dacx to 74c. At tins price the market steadied and closed strong l'a2c higher at 7514c. ujCS uorn was quiet, but advanced In sympathy with wheHt. May opened a shade higher at 3fiV4i?sc and sold to Sur. tmerings were ugnt and shorts bid up the price. Receipts were 349 cars. The close was firm. Mav Hc higher at 364Ti7E,e. OA-its uats joined in the activftv in a moderate way and advanced in sympathy with the major morket. May opened un with the major market. Mav ooened un- 24c. Receipts were 215 car. PROVISIONS Provisions were oulet. but firm on light hog receipts and in sym. patny witn tne wneat strength. January pork opened 5c higher at S12.25. touched $12.22V4 and then rallied to $12.30: January lard opened 21io. higher at $0.8(1 and sold to $(.8214, while January- ribs opened a shade up at $'j.3ii6.32ii,, selling to $. 35ft 6.371,. (MA cash northwestern. S1.4ti: Nn. 1 $1.54: December, $1.54; May. $1.56. RYE December, 4sc; January, 48c; May, BO'Ac. BARLEY Cash. 3Sff0c. TIMOTHY December. $4.60: Jamiarv $4.60; March, $4.70. - Chicago Live Stock Market Chicago. Dec. 28. CATTLE Receipts. 200; nominally steady. Good to prime steers, $5.25'g6.0O: poor to medium. $3.65i 5.15: stockers ar."Teeders, $2.504.35: cows. $2.50i4.20; heifers. $2.60Q4.40: canners, $1.75 (fi2.50: bulls. $2.5OS4.50: calves. $4.OiKl5.50: Texas fed steers. $4.W'54.85: Texas grass steers. S3.7O-7i4.0O: Texas bulls. $2.5ift3.35. HOfSS Receipts todav. 16.000: estimated for Monday. 33,tm-. left over. 6,5'Jt: Bo higher, closing strong: top. $4.95. Mixed and butchers. $4.6.Va 4.:2ti, : eood to rhoire heavy, $4. 75-54. 97; rough heavv, $4 G 'i4.7i'; light. $4,654(4.92: bulk of sales. $4.80,4 4. !:0. SHEEP Receipts. 1.000. Sheep and lambs steadv. Good to choice wethers, $3. 75 4.50: fair to choice mixed. $3.40'u3 .75: western sheep, $3. 75-4.50; Texes sheep. $2.50 fa.50: native la.mus, $4.2o4ia.oo; western lambs. $6.00rff5.50. Yesterdays' official: Receipts: Cattle, "28: hogs, 27.390: sheep. 7.8H2. Shipments: Cattle, 3,595; hogs, 6.1S4; sheep, 1,935. Kansas City Live Stock. Kansas Citv. Mo.. Dec. 29. CATTLE Receipts. lfHl: market unchanged. Native steers. $4.405.15: stockers and feeders. $3.004.60; butcher cows and heifers. $3.0iMii 4.50; canners, $2.f'Ka3.0O: fed weHterns. $3.;o Ca5.00: Texans. Kl.5Ufi4.30: calves, $3.5i'6.U0. HOGS Receipts. 4,000; market steady to 5c higher. Bulk of sales, $4.84i4.fc-: hen v. $4.80ff,4.90: packers. $4.2''24.90: mixed. $1.80 ra4.M A: iignt. 4. 'ra 4.s ;s; yorKers, 4.Wi fe4.87U.: pigs, S4.35fi4.75. SHEEP Receipts. 600: mcrket strong. Lambs, $3.5tHj5.40; muttons, $1.75'y4.50. Kansas City Produce Mark 5 i. Kansas City. Mo.. Dec. 29. Close WHKAT-May, 67?e: cash. No. 2 hard. '& 6734c; No. 3. 4',65;.c; No. 2 red, T0.c; .no. ;i, bS'nwo.c CORN May. 34,c: cash. No. 2 mixed. 33'ic: No. 2 white. 34'Jc: No. 3, 34c. OATS No. 2 white, 34c. RYE No. 2. 49c. HAY Choice timothy, $10.5011; choice dairy. prairie, S!i9.&0. BUTTER Creamery, 18S21c; fancy, 16. EGGS Fresh. 17c. , Receipts wheat, 74 cars, Market Gosairj. Furnished by J. C. Goings .Commission Companv. members Chicago Board ot Trade. Topeka. Chicago receipts: Hogs 16.000. strong to shade higher; cattle 2wo, steady; sheej l, 0UJ. steady. Kansas City receipts: Hogs, 4,000; cat tle. 2ti0. Omaha receipts: Hogs, 6.100: cattle; .InO. Chicago receipts grain: Wneat 125 cars, grade 11 cars; corn 349 cars, grade none; oats 215 cars, grade lo cars. Chicago: The cash business here yes terday was 135,000 bushels No. 2 hard winter wheat and 15. wo bushels No. 2 northern spring wheat: corn, 2OU.O00 bush els: oats. 100, 0e0 bushels. Duluth receipts wheat: Today, 30 cars; last year. 40 cars. Liverpool close: Wheat quiet: Febru ary tjd higher, March yd higher: corn quiet. Hd higher than yesterday's close. Chicago: Liverpool market for spot wheat unchanged, while futures are up HfaWd. Receipts little above estimates. Trade inclined to look for an advance and are prepared for it. One large local trader who covered a line of wheat ear'y in the session put it out again at the close. Hardly look for much change, aa there will probably be a disposition to even up prior to the new year. London, Dec. 29. Money was in strong demand today. Much of the ritcourit business goes to the Rank of England. It is said that after the year turns rates will be much easier, but they cannot be expected to fall far while continental ex changes are so adverse. The attention of the stock exchange was centered on West Australians, butlne.a commencing at tin early hour, Ther wn much exiieiiiciit and nnxletv. Tlm1 rails were mady. American w--re eir and closed wak on further profit t !. Northern Pacillc were euuHlly o!''-i'-.l. Southern railways were heavy. 1. , f m were easier. Chicago: Receipts hogs at wpirm points, 42,400; last week, 56,3CXi; last ycr, Chicago: The cash wheat in Minneapo lis is very FIIIT. CbieaKi: Snow cables Barlleft Krn7.iir from Buenon Ayers: "Of rprt of prov ince of Buenos Ayres. second htrgt w heiit growing province of Argentine, uuku 10 per cent more than last y :u St. Louis close: Wheat: 1 H-cember, 7"1i'-; January, 72c: M.-iy. 7 Cue. Corn: 1 , cember, 35c; January, 35c; May. 3iii";o. Grain Letter Furnished by J. C. Ontng'd Commtoslon Company, member Clilcao Hoard ct Trade. Typcka. Chicago. Dec. 29 WHEAT The chatiirs In the wheat market most noticenhln til past week has b'en the shifting of etiii merit to the bull side. Jc:U operator who have ben disposed tt imy whf-Ht, hut have hesitated have now apparently lost their timidity and were buers the i.at two days. The temjHrary w-aknt-MS ih.it followed the government report wna tak-n advantage of to pick up cht-ap htat ami developed the fact thut there wa conqu erable wheat wanted on any recession from present prices. Tbre has lwon nmf covering by shorts, but tills ihtwfst in th market is still a large re. Si niltmoit I growing bullish to an extent that all in fluences not favorah! to hleher valii" are apt to be ignored. The hscul position of the country and the fver of specula tion that is so rampant In the e:t.st will feed any strong bull market in wheat and with the funds seeking speculation or in vestment after the first of the yiar thir will be plenty of material from which tin bulls may draw aid. Our advance. unVr these conditions, will come without iuv assistance from foreieri market or condi tions, but will be born of onr own posi tion In having a strong, li-eitlmute and growing- sentimental sorrot)mlinf. CORN ('urn is strong and promises t continue so. Country offi-rlnKs are Mpht and the arrivals are showlnn no contrarl corn, in vtAX ot ruh- tht the bf-ars Jiave mn.e at this mutkft. t!f frirp dfpfl not rleclin. Th cnirtrv f is that MkH irkt1 corn l (coinr be Bfen on this crop and tbre in rv lit tle hedpln?1 salt's mad1 fo far. Th? n'!i r by Jt'livtrifs of corn wtm commnml a ire niinm,anJ while the cah rbT.-mriri (s firkf, much more- busine ss would be done In a, shipping way if cars could be obtained. OATS Oals are in better demand, ( ash demand good and some heavy lons hatu been adiliiiK- to their lines and the riinr ket looks like advanclnK some. PROVISIONS The provision market has been largely a changing one nf Hn., The general trade keeps light and wloln there is a large short interest it wem slow to cover. The hogs are coming In freely, bur the stocks of product, whllA accumulating, are not tilling up as f ist as looked for at this period of the vi-ar I I J. l HA1UUS. New York Money Market. New York. Dec.. 29. MONEY" Money on call steady nt 4 per cent; prime mercan tile paper. 4-Vi5'4 per cent: sterling e. change nominal, with actual bu-lm-Ks In bankers' bills at $4 85 for demand and at $4.Sl1.4,? for slxtv days: posted rute, $ vj and $4. s: commercial Mils, l kiii4, 4 81. SILVER Sliver certiticHtis. 01 1 n 65c ; bar silver, 6:ic: Mexican dollars, w'v, BONDS Government bonds firm: re funding 2s. registered. IIV,7; coupon. 3s. registered, lll1: conjuin. Ill1-,; new 4- registered. 1381; coupon. llsV: old 4s. ri-g. istered. HO3: coupon, 117; 5s, relstPM-j, 114?.,; coupon, 114-V , Suear Market. New York. Deo. 29 SCO Aft Raw. steady: fair refining, 3"c: centrifugal s4 test. 4c; molasses suar. 3S-: retlm-i quiet: crushed, $6.00; powdered, $5.7l; gran ulated. $5.70. COFFEE Steady. No. 7 Rio, 7c Cotton Market. Galveston. Tex., Dec. 29. COTTON steady, S 7-lfic. New York, Dee. 29. COTTON Spot closed dull: middling upland". 10 6-iUc; middling Gulf, 10 !i-16c: utiles, 2j bale. Minneapolis and New York Kange Furnished by J. C. Duncan, commission, grain, provisions and slocks. Mftioe l"j East Fifth street. 'Phone 12X Chnnli-. Knepp & Co., correspondents, lxniu City, Mo. MINNEAPOLIS. Open High Low Cloga Article. Tea. WHEAT May 74Vi 76-7C"'4 74',; 75Ti 74-74Vjg NEW YORK. Open High Low Close Article. CORN May ... Tea, 42'4 42'4 42 Ranpe of Prices. Furnished by J. C. Going Comml-slon Companv, members Chicago Board of Trade. Topeka. Chicago, Dec. ?". Article. Open High Low Cius Yes. WHEAT Dec. ... 70"'i 72', 7""-, 7''"4 '" Jan. ... "i "4 71"', 7"'j T?' 71' t Ffb. ... 7P 72 Tl'g 72-H-T3 TH May ... 734 75:- "3V 751--' 731. 71 734 3i4 Dec. ... 3i4 37 .ir.t 37 rw Jan. . Feb. . Mav . OATS :';i. 3i 3.'. :,', 3.-.S, :n, 36V- 2ti 3U ;-? . Dec 22 21 "i Jan '2 ; I POH'K " 2ST""4 n i'4-244 23 : lc Jan. ...12 25 Mav ...12 11 00 12 22 12 42 8 9? ;t oo U 20 12 Zi B 2 12 30 12 40 12 22 12 25 LARD Dec. .. Jan. .. May .. R IBS- 6 S7 C 80 t 95 6 92 6 S7 6 90 6 81.1 f, 7 02-05 6 92 7 02 OG 6 92 Dec Jan. ... 6 30 6 4 2 6 30 May ... 42 6 55 6 42 K 42 6 42 55 C ?0 ;: S 40 Range of Pricss on Stocks. Furnished by J. C. Duncan, commis sion, grain, provisions and i-toi-ks. t iffii ' East Fifth Btreet. 'Phone 123. Churus, Knepp & Co., correspondc-iiu, Knuma City, Mo. New York. D"c 1 I I I I jOp njHlgh) Low C1'; Yes, Stocks. I I I I I 1"-" . it- ri Sugar , People's Gas , Am. Tobacco , Federal si eel.. Fed. Steel pfd. B. R. T leather A. S. A W. ... B. : O C. B. & Q. . . C. R. 1. Ar P. li:;', 14 'i; I"!-. 1U !2-j l'ip.i i-i II' 112 1!2 W' f.7S! 1!V 8.; ! 7M.,j i i.-i'; 1 2 1 117 I M 82 Hi-? 120 ) l'2'4 XT'.. 4:.-i 12" i 121 i.: ii2' a; i M C. M. fc St. P. Atchison pfd .. Atchison com.. Manhattan ... Con. Tobacco.. 45 . 1!4 114 39 84 71 14.V 29 Western I'nion Mo. Pacific ... Wah.-tsh N. Y. Central. C. & O C. C. C 1. P. com ... V. P. pfd .... Rubber So. Pacific Reading T. C. I No. Pac. com. No. Pac. pfd . Pacllic Mail . I,. iS- N M. K. & T. ... 71" 22 1 C '.. 1 ( 4 r 4 : "4 I 7" 145 V ?? i T'.'V, n . ; 2.:i 44 7-' : 8 v i 77' 4 8 3- Xt'-H 8.y ., 7 47 8.'- 4 87 44 4", J. C Goings Commission Co. Members, Chicas Koard of Ink. Buyers and Shippers of (irsin. Milling wheat a sperlally. Consignments solicited. 112 East Fifth Btreet. - Topi. Kansas We respectfully solicit your r" i rono and offer careful and lioneut exuutiou ut orders. Please note: We are riprrninii In Kansas City by The F. P. (irnlih omnW sion to., members of the Kan-.is ity Board of Trad, and are making a '-. ciulty ot executing orUtt in insl mutkat.