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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23. 1901.
G 'Phone 421. Mccormick & PEAK'S Rug Factory AND Carpet Clean ing Works, now consolidated at 527 J4CKS0N STREET, Topeka, Kansas. Mi its , .. ." s ." v S V . We are better prepared in our new location. ALLEN USES HIS HATCHET. W.th It He Shattered George Wash ington Traditions. Henry J- Allen was the iconoclast who got tiut his h;m ni t an-! went to smash lrifr last nishi. lie deli vorcd an address 1 f.v the Sons of she American Revolu tion in the State H istorical society ruoms last ris!u. in which lie said all manner of things concerning traditions of George Washington. He denied that George even owned a hatchet, and cited l-.orticultural reports to prove that there u-ie no cherry trees in the vicinity of the Washington home. He was of the cpinion that Washington was not an ac complished and high-class prevaricator, but: he seemed to think that he did his fnare in kmx'kmg holes in the truth w "i"n occasion demanded. He discred ited the story that Washington was found upon his knees in prayer upon the v of a groat battle and spoke lightly of other stories relating to Washington. le blames the historians for placing ashington in a. false light before the ''i'.,f, G. F. Kimball, president of the Kan pas sor ity, also made an address, as also did Mrs. A. H. Thompson and W. M. Davidson. The musical numbers were furnished by Mrs. P. H. Adams, :;- J. M. Moore and Miss Thomas. About 200 persons attended the exer-C.--..S. TWO BILLS PASSED. Senate Disposes of Postoffice and Consular Appropriations. Washington. Feb. 23. Two of the P'-eat supply bills of the government, the i?t storlice and the diplomatic and consular appropriation bills, were p i.-sed by the senate yesterday. During the greater payt of the session a propo sition to discontinue the appropriations lor fast mail facilities from New York to New Orleans via Atlanta and from Kansas City. Mo., to Newton. Kas., was . r discussion. While the debate was protracted, it was not particularly lively. Ky a decisive vote the senate cor-tniticd the appropriations. c.e diplomatic and consular appropri ation bill was passed in record time, only S0 minutes being consumed in its con f: ! r jtion. After a spirited del-ate ti.e conference rcoort on the Indian appropriation tlll was rejected a.id sent back to confer ence. A resolution of the legislature of Kan fa? in favor of legislation to prevent un just discrimination in interstate com ineree was pr--sente-i by Mr. Harris (Kas.) and referred. In the course cf the debate on the rm'il subsidy M-. Harris (Kas.) declared t it trie appropriation was a specific r;.ynfnt for a valuable service rendered lv the railroads. It was in no sense a subsidy. Mr. Thurston (Neb) in support of the appropriation made a facetious speerh in which he tiaid Kansas was '"in an tir-f ortunate position with its irrepress ible cor. diet between the unlawful joint am! the illegal hatchet. I understand," he continued, "that tne train leave.? Kansas City at a very r v hour in the morning and carries to t. - suff ering people of Kansas the con solation of the metropolitan newspapers M- ! original packages. Nothing can do s-o much to save Kansas as newspapers and original packages." CLIMAX REACHED. Chief of Police Dovery la Summarily Ousted. New Tork. Feb. 23. The police situa tion reached a climax when Colonel M- . n I C. Murphy, president of the board f health, walked into the office of Chief I -every and announced that he had been appointed commissioner and chief of pc Ir'p of the city of New York. A little later Commissioner John B. Sexton learn ed tftat he had been appointed to take Col. Murphy's place at the head of the -health department. - Chief Devery was nt once appointed first deputy commis sioner, Deputy Chief Courtwright was r -t i- deputy chief for Manhattan and ichmond F. McLaughlin for Brooklyn find H. Clayton for Queens. I (every made a written protest to Commissioner Murphy. declaring the lav n".djr which he had been removed was void and saying- that he permitted Mur phy, to occupy his office under protest. Boston Pa3tor to Chicago. Boston. Feb. 3. Rev. Hanson Puls ford, who has been pastor of the First Parish church, Waltharn. since 1892. has accepted the call extended to him by the First Unitarian society (Church of the Messiah). Chicago, and will probably begin his pastoral duties in that city on March 10. California Pioneer Dead. Santa Cruz, Cal., Feb. 23. Dr. Fierce H. Fagen, a pioneer of this state, is d-aJ. Dr. Fagen laid out the site of the city of Des Moines. Iowa, in 1S46. De ceased was a. native of Iowa, aged 82 years. Gen. Gordon Gats His Passes. Chicago, Feb. 23. The large pocket liook containing a number of railroad passes, checks and other valuable papers in Gen. J. B. Gordon's overcoat stolen from the Grand Pacific iiotel last week, reached the hotel yesterday under cover of a one-cent wrapper and with nineteen uae-cent postage due stamps pasted its. the corner. Except for a. small amount of papsur money and a few checks, iioth apparently bad jbsea taJta nam the g acMirootfc - - ACROSS THE It AW. -Ttems intended for this column should be left with the Kimbfdl Printing company, .;: 5 Kansas avenue One ton of good coal, $3.50. Coal hod free with every ton. C. F. HAWKINS, 1012 North Kansas avenue. Wilt Tost of Michigan Vaiiey, was in town today. Mrs. Dearbon and Mrs; Ed Guild of Sliver Lake were in town today shop ping. L. S. Dolman, of Chickasha, 1. T., i3 spending a few days visiting at his home. Miss Fannie Nesbitt went to her home in Osawkie this morning to remain until her health is better. Miss Jolly, of Horton. is spending a feu- days here visiting Misses Anna and Ketty McLaughlin. Mr. and Mrs. John Holliday of 1219 Jefferson street are the parents of a daughter born Wednesday. Mr. I. A. Wilson, of Morrell.Kan., will preach tomorrow morning and evening at the Central Avenue Christian church. Miss Gertrude Hetzel has gone to her home near filmom to visit over Sunday. Victor council No. 4. K. & L. of S., will give a Jative Monday evening. Feb ruary 2f, at their hall in the Barrett block. Mrs. .T. C. Joseph returned yesterday from St.. Louis where she attended the millinery openings of the wholsesale houses. Miss Ethel Badger, of Elmont, who leaves shortly for Portland. Ore.. to make her home, is visiting Mrs. Hardy Alt trim of 917 Jackson street. On Monday evening the regular monthly business meeting of the C. E. society of the Central Avenue Christian church will be, held at the church. Dorothy, the 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heartburg is very seriously ill with scarlet fever at thi family home, 1315 Monroe street. The services tomorrow at the Church of the Good Shepherd will be Sunday, school at 9:43. morning prayer with ser mon at II o'clock, evening prayer at 7:, SO. Miss rteseau, of St. Marys, took part in the entertainment given by Woodbine camp No. 55, K. N. of A., last evening. Miss Beseau is an elocutionist that St. Marys may well be proud of. At the North Baptist church, the pas tor, Kev. W. B. Hutchinson will preach at both services. Morning subject, "The First Disciples of Jesus." Evening sub ject, "How to Gain the Victory." B. Y. P. 1". at 6:30 led by Mrs. C. C. Nichol son. The ladies of the W. C. T. TT. will meet with Mrs. Pilcher, 1229 Monroe street on Monday afternoon at 2 : .'S3 o'clock. The members of the executive committee are requested to be ther promptly at 2 o'clock to transact busi ness of importance. The Evening Duplicate whist club played last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fulton, 814 Quincy street. The highest score. 225 points was made by Mr. W. D. Lacey and Mrs. L. R. Ry der. The substitutes were Miss Minn!? Doering for Mis. G. C. Bowman. Mrs. F. M. Tuttle for Mrs. E. P. Baker and Mr. James for Dr. L. A. Ryder. The employes of A. L. Brook's nurser? one mile north of town, celebrated Washington's birthday yesterday by giving an oyster supper In Mr. Brook's cave. The cave was tastefully decora ted with bunting, flags and a portrait of Washington, the work of Miller brothers of Holman's addition. Those present were: Messrs. DdPvid Taylor, Mr. Brooke, John Reed, Frank Miller, Wil bur Palmer, Calvin Leep, Carl Reed. Ivan Towler. Al Croll, Brutus Barnes, Arthur Sheldon, Rob Sheldon, Milt Croll, John Miller, Harvey Mullholland, Louis Mullholland, Malcolm Mullholland, Ed McAvoy and Fred Reed. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Berry, Jfho will shortly go to their country home to spend the 3ummer, were given a surprise party .ast evening by a number of their friends at their home, 917 Harrison street. In honor of the day each guest came with a little hatchet. The time was spent in a very enjoyable social way and in emptying the well filled baskets brought by the company. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. O D. -Skinner. Mr. and Mrs. J. Lapp, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. McMaster. Mr. and Mrs. Gordinier, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Nichol son. Mr. and Mrs. W. Folt, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Van Ness, Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Berry, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lukens, Mrs. D. H. Wizer, Mrs. Charles Curtis. Mrs. L. P. Stock, 'As. Grant, Miss Allbright, Miss Dora Brown, Miss Adclia Brown. Miss Julia Waite, Misses Ida Wilson, Leona Curtis, and Paul and Dean Van Ness. Miss Miller and her sister. Miss Grace Miller, gave a delightful George Wash ington party last evening at their home, 1010 Jackson street. The patriotic com bination of red, white and blue was used in the decorations, and the score cards were tied with the varicolored ribborfs. These contained questions to be answered by the abbreviations of the different states. Miss Kittie Marlett succeeded in answering correctly the greatest number, and received a passe partout of George Washington, while Miss Maud Wilson was consoled with a hatchet. Advertisements pinned on the wall were guessed, and a book was given to Miss Holoomb for naming the most. A chroma as consolation was given Miss Root. vN'ames of animals or fowls were written on slips of paper and after selecting one the object was drawn upon a blacV board. Peanut doll favors, in red. white and blue dresses, with num bers attached, were passed, the part ners crossing arms and running their hands in a dish of peanuts, walked from one room to another with as many nuts as possible on the backs of their hands Delicious refreshments were served. Those entertained bv the Misses Miller were: Miss Grace Root, Miss Winnie Clark, Miss Maud Wilson, Miss Tillie Holcomb, Miss Heartburg. Miss Anna Heartburg, Miss Kittie Marlett. Miss Clara Marlett, Mr. Edgar Clark. Mr. George Clark, Dr. Bryan, Mr. Fred Mil ler, Mr. Charles Killian, Mr. Charles Marlett, Mr. Will Marlett, Mr. Charles Root. WILL ASSIST Mil. LERR1G0. P. G. Mitehel! to Take Up New Lino of Y. KC.A. Work. F. G. Mitchell, of Netawaka, Kas., formerly general secretary of the Junc tion City, Y. M. C. A., comes to To peka next week to assist General Secre tary Geo. Lerrigo, of the local T. M. C. A., in the city work. Mr. Mitchell will take up some special lines of work which have been under consideration by the local T. M. C. A. people. Mr. Mitchell comes here with the best of recommendations. He has been known as a strong association man and was for two years traveling secre tary for the association in Kansas. Leavenworth and Return $1.67 via Santa Pa Route. Account grand lodge A. O. TT. W. Tickets on sale February 22 to 25, in clusive. Limit March 2. Spring; Styles Now Eeady. At the new shop of Olof Kkberg. Mer chant Taiioi", 111 West Jth St., Security B'Pi jlr;g. - COUfiT OF DEAD. Continued From First Page. J of his strong unionist principles and went to San I'rancLsco. wnere be became United States senator His son, W. W. Foote. Mrs. Wi'.dman's uncle, is now in that city, and Edwin Wildman communi cated with him in an effort to get news of the family. BLAMES WARD. President Says He Should Have Waited on the Pog. San Francisco, Feb. 23. R. P. Schwer in, vice president and general manager of the Pacific Mail Steamship company, in discussing the loss of. the City of Rio de Janeiro, said he thought the blame was due to Captain Ward in bringing his vessel in during a fogr. "Time and again," said Mr. Schwerin, "we have warned our captains never to leave or enter port during a fog. It is erroneous to think that when a pilot boards a vessel that the captain" has no more responsibility. A pilot is simply a guide for a captain. The statements made to me by Captain Jordan indicate that there was a fog hanging around the heads, and I tiiink that undue haste was shown by the captain in bringing his vessel in. I cannot understand why there should have been so much haste shown considering the vessel lay out side all night. Captain W'ard was a careful officer and 1 learn that when he reached Honolulu with the Rio he wait ed outside the bar for eleven hours rather than taiie any chances in the rough weather. "Of course he is not here to speak. I wish that he was, for he was one of our best olficers. He was brought up in our service, and we all feel deeply over his. loss and those of his comrades. "I cannot state exactly the value of the Rio de Janeiro, but it is between $800,000 and $900,000. "We have between $400,000 and $500,000 insurance on the vessel, part of which is carried by Insurance companies and part of which we carry ourselves. The value of her cargo was probably between $150,000 and $200,000. I do not think she had any amount of specie on board." In response to further questions, Mr. Schwerin stateu that he did not think there was the slightest chance of rais ing the vessel. The wreck of the Rio, which for awhile hung on a pinnacle of the rock where she struck in the Golden Gate, so that parts of her upper works were visible, soon slid off into deep water, and is now entirely out of sight. Fort Point, where Pilot Jordan claims the vessel struck, marks the narrowest point of the entrance to the bay and is usually given a wide berth by mariners. The tide here runs very swiftly and at times has a. swirling motion. Off Port Point lie sunken rocks form ing dangerous ledge on southerly edge of the fair way channel of the Golden Gate but close under the shore. There is a light on top of the fort and a fog bell, but the latter cannot be heard far when a westerly wind is blowing. Captain Fred K. W. Jordan, the pilot who was in charge of the Rio when she went on the reef and sank, is a man a little past middle life and has been a master mariner on this coast for over 20 years. He came from the Atlantic coast. Previous to being appointed a pilot about 12 years ago Jordan was in command of the Wellington, Bristol and other colli eries still plying between this port and Puget Sound. He was a remarkably skilled navigator and never before had any notable misfortune. He declares that the loss of the steam er could not have been foreseen. Accord ing to his story the vessel' drifted half mile in fog that enveloped the home bound steamer like a pall, and no man could have judged either the direction or the velocity of the invisible current that changed her course and sent her on the Fort Point ledge. The Rio de Janeiro has since the year 1800 had a "hoodoo" on her. August, 1S90, she was in collision with the British steamer Bombay and was se verely damaged. This occurred in Horivj Kong harbor. December, 1S95, she went ashore at South Kagoshimo, Japan, and was so badly damaged that her cargo had to be discharged and the vessel docked for re pairs. March, 1896, she started from Honolu lu for Yokohama. ; Continous heavy head weather was encountered and when the Japanese coast was still 1,200 miles away it was found that there was only 250 tons of coal in the bunkers. The steamer was run back to Honolulu and before she got there, the cabins and state rooms had been gutted to provide fuel for furnaces, May, 189S, she collided with an unknown Japanese steamer off Honomoko, Japan, but was not seriously damaged. During the past fifty years the Pa cific Mail company has lost nineteen of its fleet. The list includes the South erner, Salvador. Golden Gate, Golden City, America, Guatemala, Sacramento, Honduras, Japan, City of San Francisco, Georgia. City of Tokio, San Pablo, Gra nada, Nicaragua, City of New York, Colin, Columbia and the City of Rio de Janeiro. The foundering of the Rio did not re sult in the greatest loss of life, as 200 of the passengers on the Golden Gate were lost off the coast of Mexico in 1862. Four hundred Chinese were lost in the wreck of the steamer Japan off the Chinese coast in the early seventies. Only 40 souls were saved out of the crew and 121 passengers of the Colima which went down in J 895. Freight Clerk G. J. Englehart, of the Rio de Janeiro, who was saved, said: i "The report that Captain Ward locked himself in his cabin must be untrue. The last I saw of Captain Ward he was standing on the bridge an?; was tying the rope of the whistle to the rail. This was done to keep the whistle blowing all the time. I am sure that the ship sank so quickly that Captain Ward did not have time to reach the cabin." BUILT ON OLD PLAN. Shipbuilder Roach Telia Why the Rio Sank So Quickly. Chester, Pa., Feb. 23. The steamship City of Rio Janeiro was one of a fleet of Pacific Mail steamshio built at the Roach ship yard in this city, although she was not contracted for the Pacific company at the time of her building. In 1S77 the late John Roach conceived the idea that a fleet of first class American ships -running to South American ports would buiid up trade in that section and be a profitable investment and lie organ ized a company among his friends and built and equipped two fine ships for the trade as his share of the capitalization. It was believed that congress would aid the enterprise by giving the line a sub sidy for carrying the mail and the new ships City of Rio de Janeiro and City of Para were built for the service. The City of Rio de Janeiro was launch ed on March fi, 1S78, and just one month later, on April 6, the City of Para was launched. This was a great event in Chester and President Hayes and his cabinet were present as the guests of the veteran ship builder. President Hayes stood on the deck of the City of Rio de Janeiro and from this vantage point saw the Para slide down the ways. In speaking of the loss of the City of Rio de. Janeiro. John B. Roach, president of the Ship Building company said: "The rapid sinking of the ship was due t the fact that she was not built as modern ships are with water tignt bulkheads dividing the vessel up into comparatively small compartments. At the time the Rio was built this practice of insuring the safety of vessels had not been developed as it is today. The Rio was a staunch and steady ship, splend idly constructed and had proved her sea worthiness in a dozen typhoons, but the lack of water tight bulkheads was a fa tal defect in the case the ship struck a reef." tmST CLOSE SUflDAY. St. Louis Fair Bill Amended and Passed. Washington, Feb. 23. The bill provid ing for the Louisiana purchase exposi tion at St. Louis passed the senate with an amendment which provides for the closing of the exposition on Sunday an 1 s. further amendment providing for a government exhibit at the Charleston exposition. The bill passed without di vision. Mr. Morgan In a speech demanding thac the Nicaragua canal bill should be made the regular order ot the senate said that every parliamentary strategy was being used to defeat this bill. He thought it time for plain talk, while some of our people in authority were being kicked and cuffed about by King Edward VII; also that it was time for some attention to be given to this purely American enterprise. Mr.Spooner took occasion to show why in his opinion, the Nicaragua canal bill should not pass at this time. He referred to tile Hay-Pauncefote treaty which had been adopted to clear the pathway for the canal. That treaty now was being considered by Great Britain and we could not pass the canal bill without giving great offense to Great Britain. "Just offense!" -he exclaimed. Mr.Spoo ner said he did not flunk he could build the canal unless the Clayton-Bulwer treaty was superseded. If we pass the canal bill Great Britain would no douot reject the treaty. Mr. Spooner said it would be grossly impolitic and a breach of international comity to take any action now when- so very little time had be ;n given to Great Britain to consider the amendments which the senate had made to the Hay Pauncefote treaty. President Pro Tern Frye ruled that the Nicaragua canal bill and not the oleo margarine bill was the regular order, or unfinished business. The bill was immediately displaced by the fortigcations appropriation bill which was taken up without a roll call. Previous to this action Mr. Morgan asked that the Nicaragua canal bill be temporarily laid aside, to which Mr." Al drich objected. HART PROTESTS Against the Seizure of His Property by the Powers. Pekin, Feb. 23.-1:20 p. m. Sir Robert Hart, chief of the Chinese Imperial cus toms, has sent the ministers of the pow ers a strongly wofded letter of protest against the seizure of his property, to increase the size 'of the legation's area, which has been taken by Austria, France, Germany and Italy. The latter power has taken the ground on which Sir Robert's house was situated. He says it can only be Chinese government prop erty in an indefinite sense, in that during the past twenty years part of his salary as a Pekin official has been given to him in houses instead of the government paying in cash. Sir Robert also put money into the purchase of land. In building houses and in keeping them in repair. I-Ie considered that having lived there for twenty years he owned the property absolutely. It is generally recognized in the service that whoever has lived that long in a house, owned, had purchased it on rent allowance. He says Italy, espedially.had suitable grounds and that fahe had no reason to share in the general gratis distribution of lands -for the various legations. Sir Robert also points to his many years in the service of the foreign powers and to his having made the cus toms pay the principal and interest of loans, a thoroughly international service and that Jie has even paid the interest on the loans since the troubles began and he thinks he ought to have received more consideration. General Yamagutchi, the Japanese commander and Gen. Chaffee have is sued orders permitting visitors, properly accredited to visit the forbidden city on certain days during certain hours and that foreign generals and their personal friends can visit the city at any time. The foreign ministers considered them selves slighted. The principal topic was discussed at a meeting of ministers and today's meet ing was short owing to the ministers awaiting the full text of the Chinese court's last edicts which though unoffi cially reported as absolutely satisfac tory require official confirmation. Prick Shuts Himself Up. Pittsburg, Feb. 23. H. C. Flick ar rived iiome from New York today and is in conference with his business asso ciates of the Carnegie Steel company. Nothing could be learned of the object of the conference, as Mr. Frick refused to be seen. Weekly Bank Statement New 'York, Feb 23. The weekly bank statement of averages of the associated bank3 shows: Loans $911,800,900, de crease $2,8S2,100; deposits $1,009,186,900. decrease $2,142,100; circulation $31,215,000, increase $06,400; legal tenders $73,890,100, increase $1,418,800; specie $xd2,963,300, de crease $260,100; reserve increase $1,694, 275. Surplus bank reserves in excess of the legal requirements of Febiuary 16, $14,546,675. I the ' 1 only, . ' 1 KIDNSY DISfi3& 3 1 1 I $ 1 I success - - I I Its 1 I TSput&XloY , I 1 WriH far FREE SAMPLE. I ? Warner's Safe cube Co $ f ROCHESTER. N. T. JEWEL FOR MR. WEBB. Friends Remember the Retiring Ma sonic Grand Master. A. O. Wrellman, Charles A. Gardner, Frank D. Barker, E. W. Poiudexter, W. C. F. P.eichenback, William M. Clime and Anton Demuth have returned from a meeting of the Masonic grand lodge of Kansas, held in Wichita this week. About a hundred friends of Charles J. Webb of Topeka, past grand master of the lodge, presented him wuh a beauti ful grand master's jewel. The jewel is made of four colors of gold. At the top is a monogram of the year 1900, below that the seal of Kansas, the Masonic emblem and the official gracd master's badge. The administration of Mr. Webb has been the most successful in the history of the grand lodge, in the increase of membership and the number of degrees conferred. He is the youngest grand master that the lodge ever had, and is the first and only grand master who was a native born Kansan. At a meeting of the grand chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Kansas held at Wichita this week Mr. Webb - was elected grand high priest, the highest office in the body. He was olso appoint ed grand marshal of grand council Royal and Select Masters which is an other body of Masonry which held its annual assembly at Wichita. " SENATE " CASE APPEALED Proprietors Fined $200 Each in Po lice Court. The cases against Mike Kelly and B. Waggener for running the joint known as "The Senate" were decided in police court Friday by Judge Magaw and Kelly and Waggener were fined $200 each. The place was declared a nuisance. The evidence upon which tne jointists were convicted was given by T. F. Doran, J. B. McAfee, J. G. Waters, T. H. Bain, Frank Foster and other persons whose testimony was clear and concise. The other proprietor of the place, "Sheep" Lytle, is in the county jail on an old commitment. Each of the defendants gave $500 bond for an appeal to the dis trict court. Wm. Moeser signed the bonds. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Mrs. Anna E. Nance, mother of Mrs. Lillian Jelt, died at her home, 831 Kan sas av. nue, yesterday. She was 69 years old. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2:30 from the home, and burial will be made in Topeka cemetery. Mrs. Elmira S. Louthan, aged 53, died this morning at her home, 2o9 Oakland avenue. The funeral will be held Mon day at 2 p. m., from the Oakland M. E. church. The funeral of Jacob W'ertz, whose death was reported yesterday, will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Mr. Wertz was brought here from Falls City, Neb., only a few days ago. Ap parently he was in good health, and the evening of his death ate a hearty sup per, went to sleep, and never woke up. He was a pioneer of Nebraska, and had lived in Illinois and Pennsylvania pre vious to his coming west. His only two children were Mrs. Belle Sumner, of Calendar. Iowa, and Harry C. Wertz, of 622 West Fifth street, this place, who is local manager of the Schwarzchild & Sulzberger beef company. Appropriation Bill Passed. Eight appropriation bills were also passed in the house todav, an omnibus roll call being taken on such as were not objected to. J. M. Davis of Bourbon county filed a protest against the passage of the bill to pav $41,000 for bringing the Twentieth Kansas regiment home from San Fran cisco. The document recited the same claims previously made by him, that there was an overcharge of $10 000. The bill passed with but three members voting against it, 76 to 3. The minority also protested against the passage of the $35,000 appropriation for the purchase or erection of a governor's residence. The vote was 67 to 19. Other bills passed were appropriations for the Topeka Insane asylum. State Re form school, penitentiary deficiency and the State Normal school at Emporia. Forty local bills were bunched and passed on an omnibus roll call this after noon, t Disagreement on Naval Bill. "Washington. Feb. 23. The conferees on the naval appropriation bill reached a disagreement today on the main Items before them appropriations for battle ships, for additional submarine boats and for appropriations involving the re moval of the naval station from Port Royal to Charleston, S. C. These dis agreements will be. reported to the re spective houses. TODAY'S MARKET KEPORT. Chicago, Feb. 23. WHEAT Having evened up their deals Thursday prepara tory to yesterday's holiday, speculators evinced no disposition to use the half ses sion todav in getting into fresh deals which would have to be carried over Sunday. The unexpected steadiness of the Liver pool market, however. ga,ve the market a firm undertone. May opened linage higher at 7tlc to 76c and on a small amount of buying, offerings being light, advanced early to 76!i! c. Local receipts were 42 cars, two of contract grade. Min neapolis and Duluth reported 592 cars, against 411 last week and 637 a year ago. Board of trade figures make last week's shipments from Argentina 1.032,000 bush els. May advanced to 7'.",c later and closed firm. 5.tc higher at 76Vs!-1ic. The corn strength was a factor. CORN Corn was quiet, but firm, offer ings, being small and the commission house deinp.nd fair. May opened a shade lower to WHc higher at 40?c to 41c and sold to 41fft4lc. Receipts were 470 cars, 11 of contract grade. May later advanced to 415C,c and closed strong? nm.c higher at 41'c. OATS Oats were dull but firm In sym pathy with wheat and coro. Scarcely any business was transacted. May opened a shade higher at 25'S?aC to 25, c and sold to 2534'?rTCc. Receipts were 317 cars PROVISIONS Provisions wore pro foundly dull, but firm on light hog re ceipts and higher prices at the. vards. May pork opened 2c higher at $14.071.i and sold to $14.1714. there being but one trade at each of these prices. May lard opened unchanged at $7.52 and Mav ribs un changed at $7.02. FLAX Cash northwestern, $1.6j; May, $1.62. RYE Februarv, 50'c: May, 51c. BARLEY Cash. 38'S5e. TIMOTHY March, $4.40. Chicasro Live Stock Market Chicago, Feb. 23. CATTLE Receipts, 200; nominally steady. Good to prime steers. 4.96.00: poor to medium. $3.50 4.80: stockers and feeders, $2,7544.50; cows, ' &VS4.30: heifers. $4.0fx&4.5- owners, n.i' i2.50: bulls, $2.4uSi4.0O: calves, $4.5066.00: Texas fed steers, $4.0Oi4.Kr-; Texa- grass steers, S3.3O-u4.00: Texas bulls. $2.5033.50. HOGS Receipts today. 21.000; Monday, estimated, 40,000: left over, 2.668: steady to strong; top. S5.50; mixed and butchers. $5.3O'ii5.50; good to choice heavy, $3.355.50; rough heavv, $5.25fi5.35; light, $5.25:5.45; bulk of sales. $5.405.4S. SHEEP Receipts, 1.000: sheep and lambs steadv. Good to choice wethers, $4.C)'?i4.60; fair to choice mixed. $3 6i.Wil.10; western sheep, $4.0-3 4.60: Texas sheep, J2.5Cft3.65: native lambs, $4.50'a5.25; western lambs. $5.0i vfi 5.25. Yesterdav's official: Receipts: Cattle, 2. 644; hogs. "29,SC: sheep. 6.201. Shipments: Ca.ttle, 3,422; hogs, 4,783; sheep, 945. Kansas City Livestock. "Kansas City. Feb. 23.-CATTLE Re ceipts. 300: market nominally steady. Na tive steers, $4.40"a5,55: Texas steers, $3.659 4.50; Texas cows. $2j573.50: native cows and heifers. $2.75-i4.5-.: stockers and feed ers. S3.75S4.80; bulls, $3.00-54.50; calves, $4.50 6.25. HOGS Receipts. 600: market strong to 5c higher; bulk of sales, $5.30&5,40; heavy, $5.35f?i;5.45: packers, $5.2515.40: mixed, $5.25 &.&; light, $ii.2o-i5.35; yorkers, $5.15Jj4.3u; pies, $4.505.10. SHEEP Receipts, 200; market strong. Muttons, $3,7544.45; Iambs, $4.755.10. Topeka IS. arkets Today. i Topeka, Feb. 23. CATTXufi. COWR$2 50553.25. HEIFERS S3.ijO'73.5V CALVES. HEAVY S3.OOS3.50. LIGHT (Under ZOO !bs f4.O04.Sa HOGS. LIGHT $4.!Ha 5.10. MEDIUM AND HEAVY $4.90fiE.10. GRAIN. NO. 2 WHEAT 651.-, C6c. . NO. 2 CORN 32i-oS3c. NO. 2 WHITE CORN 33c. NO. 2 OATS 24c. PRODUCE. BUTTER 1618c. EGGS 16. HAY $7.00. Topeka Hide Market. Based on Chicago and BoFtcn quota tions. The folio wins are net prices paid in Topeka this week: Topeka, Feb. 23. GREEN SALT CURED 6c. GREEN SALT. HALF CURED 6c NO. 1 TALLOW 414c Kansas City Produca, Kansas Citv. Feb. 23. WHEAT May. 673i c: cash, No. 2 har-d, Ol-fiTOc; No. 3, 67Vi 68aie; No. 2 red, 71-?i72c; No. 3. 6siu7wc. CORN No. 2 mixed, StiUfte; No. 2 white. 37-c: No, 3. 37c; Mav. 3Sc. OATS No. 2 white, 27"4ti2Sc. RYE No. 2, 49c. HAY' Choice timothy, $10.50; choice prai rie, $8. 50-57 9. BUTTER Creamery, 17-S20c; dairy, fancy. ItolSc. EGGS Fresh, 15(gl5c. Cotton Market. New York, Feb. 23. COTTON Spot closed steady. l-10c higher- mtddlin-j up lands, 9sc; middling Gulf, 9?sc; sales, 2,120 bales. Butter Market. New York, Feb. 23. BUTTER Firm: fresh creamery, lot.-23c; June creamery, 15 &20c; factory, HiglSc. Sugar Market. New York. Feb.' 23. -SUGAR Raw, steadv: refined quiet. COFFEE Steady. No. 7 Rio, 7c. Gram Letter Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commisslo Merchant. Stocks, Grain and Provisions, Receiver and Shipper of Grain. Chicago, Feb. 23 WHEAT Wheat open ed about c higher than Thursday's clos ing. Argentine shipments were a surprise to bears, being practically one million bushels against two and three-quarter millions a year ago. We are in position to know that, while local fiour , trade is poor, we are working on a T-asl-j with the export trade and at a price that mills can well afford to sell everything they can grind. This shows a heaUhy condition of trade and explains why the market does not decline under favorable -reports from the wheat growing states. It must be remembered that the weakness in Liver pool -cables is caused by the fact that freight rates' from Chicago to Liverpool are about 7 cents per bushel lower than a. year ago. Parties interested can read ily confirm the facts of this statement. Northwest receipts for two davs 5-2 cars, against 62 cars for one day last year; only 38 cars m Duluth for two days, against 269 for one day last vear. North west elevator stocks are said to be less than one-half of last year It is plain that the long talked of decreased north west receipts is at hand and it should also be remembered that the government report, due March 10, must and w-ill un doubtedly show, farm reserves fully 50.-),-000 bushels less than last year and prac tically one-half less than two vears ago. The visible supply, which has been a bug bear to most traders, now includes about 10.000.000 bushels not formerly taken into account, as several important points are computed that were not include- last year" Trade is dull and there is little in terest in the market on account, of re striction in quotations, but demand for cash wheat is just the reverse vlf more active and urgent than It has been at any time in the last ten years Wheat bought on slight recessions irrespective ot crop damage should, and We believe will, show handsome profits. CORN Corn was strons" and looks like going higher. Cables were lower,, but re ceipts were small and clearances liberal. Cash demand is excellent and acceptances large. The old bull crowd are ouietiy ab sorbing fjfferings and adding to their lines as much as possible without advancing the price materially. We feel friendly to corn and advise its purchase. PROVISIONS Provisions were dull, but the market exhibited strength. Packers were moderate buyers of May pork. There were 21,000 hogs at the vards and the market was 5c higher all around. A typi cal half-holiday Saturday market all around and hardly enough trades to make quotations. J. C. GOINGS. Market Gossip. Furnished by J. C. Gointrs. Commission Merchant. Stocks. Grain and Provisions, Receiver and Shipper of Grain. Chicago: We expect to see Chicago quotations distributed to the public again in the near future. We understand tfie ooard of trade and telegraph companies have agreed on terms and will buy the Cleveland Ticker company out soon as they are willing to sell at a reasonable orlce. Some sensational developments may result and members of the Chicago board may -find out to their sorrow that they have beer, beautifully "worked." Chicago: Receipts hogs, 21,000; cattle, 2, 000. Kansas City: Receipts hogs, 6,000; cat tle. LOW. Omaha: Receipts hogs. 7.500; cattle.1.000. Liverpool cable: Wheat d lower, corn -id lower. Chicago: Receipts wheat 42 cars, graded 2 cars: corn 470 cars, graded 11 cars; oats 317 cars, graded 35 cars. Argentine shipments wheat this week 1, 032.000 bushels, last week SsO.OyO bushels, last year 2,624. CX) bushels. Chicago: Argentine shipments are a surprise and Liverpool cables discourag ing to bulls. The cold wave has not been severe and no apprehension as to damage to unprotected plant. The market needs a healthy break and we are liable to get it. Chicago: Estimated receipts for Monday: Wheat, 70 cars; corn, 615 cars; oats, 410 cars. Kansas Oity: Receipts wheat 142 cars, last year 1(9 cars: corn 103 cars, la;t year 257 cars; oats 12 cars, last year 31 cars. Total clearances wheat and flour, as wheat, 316,000 bushels; corn, 492,000 bush els. Minneapolis: May wheat closed at 74-14 (57sc as against 74a4c Thursday. "Chicago: Privileges good Monday: Puts May wheat 75c. calls 76r3c; puts May corn 41c: calls 42c. Chicago: Privileges good all next week: Pups May wheat 7Gc, caiis 78c; puts May corn 401-2C, calls 45c. Modern Miller: "Severe cold weather has prevailed over a large part of the winter wheat' belt andf a.s there is only partial protection by show, some section being entirety bare, conditions are les favorable than for some time past. The domestic flour trade has been fair, but prices are hardly in line with the whefit market. Only a scattering export trade was reported, foreigners showing no in clination to take hold and .sales were made possible only by very low through rates 011 freight." Northwest receipts: Minneapolis 554 cars, last year 593 cars; Duluth 38 cars, last year 269 cars. Ranee of Prices. Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission Merchant, Stocks. Grain and Provisions. Receiver and Shipper of Grain. Chicago, Feb. 23. Article. Open High Low Close Thu. WHEAT Feb. ... 74'i 71 ' 74- 74- 73TC-74 Mav ... 76-761-6 76 76 76I'sH4 7o COI'N- Feb. ... 3i 39 Mav ... 41 41 40 41 W 40- OATS Feb 24- May . . . 25- 25;-26 25 25"i 25 POTIK Feb 14 00 13 SO May ...14 07 14 17 14 07 14 15 1 4 07 LAKD Feb 7 47 7 4" Mav ... 7 52-55 7 55 7 52 7 52 7 52 RIBS ' Feb 7 07 02 M F m MISCELLANEOUS ADS. . . .'J FREE MESSENGER FOR WANT3 PULL a Postal Telegraph-Cable Bo, or call by telephone No. 417 and hava your Want Ads brought to The Suite Journal office by free messenger. No chart to you f ' r messenger service. Cost of classi fied ails. 5 cents per line of .-ix words ta the line and evory fraction thereof. ANNOUNCEMENTS, I AM A CANDIDATE for councilman in the Fifth ward, subiect to the Re publican i-rimarief. If elected 1 will serve the citv and the Fifth ward to the be?: of my ability. I am In favor nf enforc ing all laws on the statute books. 1 1. S. Nil HOLS. I AM A CANDIDATE for city attorney. subject to tiie Republican primary elec tion Maxell 9, 1901. CHA9. F. SPENCER. I AM A CANDIDATE for re-election to the council from the Fourth ward, sub ject to the Republican tirimary. M.'j:'"h 9, 1901. W. S. i.'HANi-.y. I AM A CANDIDATE for the office cf city attomev. subject to the ltfpniV.'cati primary. 1 stand for a strict enforcement of the laws, and If nominated a't-1 elerred I shall perform the duties of that of lie to the full extent of my ability. GEO. K, STOKER. Topeka, Kan., Feb. 9. 1901. SITUATION WANTED. WANTED Work on farm, by man and wife: experienced. Address E. U. Mil ler, Oakland, Ka n. WANTED Situation by white man at tending plasterer or carpenter. L. If., care Journal. WANTED A place to work In pool room; - have had experience. Adders C. E. B., 428 Quincy st. WANTED FEMALE HELP. WANTED Lzidles to do piecework for 11s at home; we furnish all materials and pay. $7 to $12 weekly; send stamped en velope to Royal Co., 34 Monroe St., Chi cago. ' HOME EMPLOYMENT We have noth ing to sell, no agency, no car. viH-'iiic;, a large income guarantee 1. Ac.lreM with stamp, The American Exchange, drawer 770 South Bend, lnd. LADY AGENTS An entirely new n -tide, for women's wear, something every lauy needs: big profits; write at once for par ticulars. Chas. Ratzcl, 25 N. State at., Chicago, III. WANTED Ladies copy letters at home everywhere: pleasant work; good pav; full particulars, terms, etc.: r-pi- wiih stamp. The Cutler Co.. Dept. 1, Chicago, id. WANTED A few bright, energetic ladies to assist me in my business -luring their spare time: permanent position and good wages easily made. Address A. E. G., care Journal. WANTf-;D Cooks, chambermaids, girls for housework. Your choice of a num ber of places. $3 to $7. Star Employment Agency, 107 East 7th st. WANTED An expert operator on power sewing machine: also several sewing girls. Mrs. Mercer, Crosby Pros. 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C lii'apn WANTED Man to represent responsible manufacturing house; salary of Mil ivii-i for two weeks' trial: Important: perma nent position if xatisfaetorv. Addresi G M. Co.. box -5412, Philadelphia, Pal , WANTED Colored mxn to travel in Ji-oT Jin'i oc'vf'c f"r reliable "mi, $12.,-m per week and all expenses. 11 rt. erer.ces required. Encios self-ad.'lr- Jse.l May ... 7 10 7 10-12 7 10 7 12 7 07 KANSAS CITY. WHEAT M;;" - Ti 7H CORN"" t?U ev Mar v.-i- ,.-. May ... 37 3S . 3, July ... 3. 37- 3714 ."'i S7. Range of Prices on Stock. TNo New York stock quotations today. . J". C. GOIKGS, COamSSIOri MERCHANT Stocks, Grain and Provisions. Receiver and Shipper of drain. Mining: wheat a specialty. Consignments solicited. 112 East Fifth Stress. - Topeka, Kansai We respectfully solicit your patronage and offer careful and honest execution of orders. l'ie-'se note: We are repm-enf ed fn 'Kaaf City by The F. P. Smith Commis sion 'Jo., members of the Kn traits Citv ';.-. ' of Trade, and are mnl-irj a - i.e. cialij- o executing orders lu t ti.it laarttet. J Ml 1 - t v