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TOPEKA STATE JOUENAL, MONDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 9. 1901. BOERJESGUE, Big Meeting Held in Chicago Auditorium Theater. Assemblage Js Addressed by Bourke Cockran. 31 ANY TURNED AWAY Although an Admission Was Charged to Help Boers. Strong Appeal to Roosevelt to Lend a Hand. Chicago, Dec 9. A programme of protest against British methods in the South African war was carried out be fore a big audience in the Auditorium theater here last night. Following an address toy W. Bourke Cockran and earnest speeches by others, resolutions for the appointment of a committee to bring the sentiments of the meeting before the president were adopted. Al though an admission was charged, the funds bein- Intended to aid the Boers, and especially their women and children many were unable to gain admittance. There were 600 people on the stage when Mr. Cockran arose. He said in part: "However men may differ about the Invasion of the South African republics, all are agreed that the best ration of peace is in the highest degree desirable. There are but two ways in which the war can be terminated either the Boers must surrender, or the English government must abandon the attempt .a subdue them. It is quite generally assumed that the resistance of the Boers cannot be successful, and if this be true, they would not be justified in continuing a struggle which involved fruitless loss of lite and waste of prop erty, even though the losses inflicted on their enemy were ten fold greater than what they suffered themselves, for bloodshed which is useless is always Indefensible. "But is it true that the resistance of the Boers is hopeless? Since the fall of Pretoria it certainly has not been fruitless; it has been justified by most important results. Lord Salisbury's position that nothing but absolute sur render would be considered has been abandoned, and today the burghers could secure almost any terms short of complete and explicit acknowledgment of their indepndence. As their resist ance has not been fruitless neither is their struggle for independ ence hopeless. On the contrary, If - their resistance be prolong ed for a few months, the abandonment rit the struggle to subdue them by Great Britain is inevitable. "Providence has so ordered events, that the president of the United States can compose this bitter quarrel. It is an extraordinary opportunity offered to an extraordinary man. It would not be necessary to draw the sword, to make an threat of armed intervention, or to take an unfriendly attitude. One word spoke to the English ambasasdor or in the hearing of the English nation, would restore peace, establish justice, secure liberty to these burghers, pro mote enormously the prosperity of the human race and bring immeasurable glory to the American nation. Will that word be spoken? Never in history have such momentous results hung on the Hps of a human being. Will Theo dore Roosevelt improve this opportuni ty for himself, his country and the whole human race?" The following resolutions were among those adopted: Whereas, The president of the United States, the late lamented William Mc Kinley, on the 11th of April, 1898, de nounced the system of concentration camps in the following language: "Reeoncentration, adopted avowedly as a war measure in order to cut off the resources of the insurgents, work ed Its predestined result. As I said in my message last December, it was not civilized warfare; it was extermination. The only peace it could beget was that of the wilderness and the grave." And Whereas, The natural consequences cf these conditions have ensued and the lives of 100.0O0 women and children are now endangered; and Whereas, A degree of suffering and tieath exist3 in these camps which is described by the Manchester Guardian, of September 4th, 1901, as being with out parallel in history; and Whereas. A comparison of the death reports from month to month demon strates that the evils of these camps are increasing and that the fatalities for the month of September, among children alone, reached the appalling rate of 433 per thousand per annum a rate at which the child life of the South African Republics will be exterminated in two and one-third years; and Resolved. That we and each of us do hereby pledge ourselves to use our ut most powers to make this, our protest, known to our several representatives in the American congress, now newly as sembled, and to cause a copy of these resolutions to be brought to the atten tion of the president of the United States with our most respectful but urgent petition that the treaty of Wash ington, of May 8th, 1871, be strictly en forced, and that the use of American ports and waters be henceforth dtjiied to vessels operating under British char ter for the augmentation of supplies of :war; and that the president of these SHOOTS AGAIN Although Coffee Took His Eyesight For Awhile. A! Colorado camp cook had to quit his job because he could not make cof fee without drinking it himself and it was killing him. He says he used to take a" cup of coffee before he got his breakfast for the men, for he felt the need of keeping up his strength and his stomach troubled him so much. "Finally," he says, "I got so bad I was taken to the hospital. The doctor told me it was a clear case of coffee poison and if I did not quit I would never get well. I had to quit in the hospital and gradually got a little bet ter, then I took to drinking Postum Food Coffee and took it out with me to a. job in the woods. I have been using Postum steadily for about eighteen months and have entirely recovered from dyspepsia, and all rny old aches and ails. My eyes are bo well now that I can see the gun sights as good as anybody, but two years ago I never could hunt because f my eyes. I know it it the quitting of coffee and using Postum that has benefited me. Nobody could have dys pepsia any worse than I had. All my neighbors thought I was going to die, tut I am all right now. I have to end thirty-five miles to the city of Trinidad for my Postum but it is worth twhile." iWm, Green. Burwing, Colorado. United States will continue the efforts of his predecessor to bring to an end the horrors of concentration camps and a warfare which by its unexampled ferocity and enormous cost of life and treasure has astounded tne civuizea world. And that the president be further re ouested to rersevere in the endeavors of his predecessor to bring about a speedy termination or tms disastrous and unequal conflict and to ensure an equitable adjustment of the differences between the contending parties. SIX DAY CYCLE RACE. Young Corbett Starts Riders at Midnight in Gotham. New York, Dec. 9. The annual inter national six day bicycle team race be gan in the Madison Square Garden at midnight (Sunday). William C. Roth well, known in the puglistic world as "Young Corbett," started the men. When the starting shot was fired about 8,000 people were in the garden. The sixteen teams that will fight for fame and prize money around the saucer-shaped track for the next six days, are composed of the following men: Gougoltz and Simar, France; Hall and McLaren, Kngland; Fisher and Cheva lier, France; LePoutre and Muller, Italy; Fredericks and Jaak, Switzer land; Kerff and DeRoeck, Belgium; Karnstadt and Franks, Germany;- Law son and Julius, Sweden: Butler and Mc Lean, Scotland; Newkirk and Monro, Southern; McEachern and Walthour, Pan-American; Mc-Farland and Free man, California; King and Samuelspn, Utah; Maya and Wilson, Pennsylvania; Babcock and Turville, Metropolitan; Norcotte and Jones, Cleveland. The prize money will be divided as follows: First, $1,500; . second, $1,000; third, $730; fourth, $500; fifth, $350; and sixth, $250. Each man of a team will ride twelve hours a day. "'Bobby" Walthour and Archie McEachern, the Fan-American team, and the French pair, Gougoitz and Simar, are out to lower the record m-de in Madison Square Garden in 1S99, by Miller and Waller, when that team covered 2,733 miies and four laps. Last year Elkes and McFarland won the six day race after riding 2,628 miles and seven laps. Shortly after midnight the different men in teams were called off by the announcer. They circled the track and were introduced to the public. The team representatives who started the race were Gougoltz. Hall, Chevalier, Muller, Fredericks, DeRoeck, Karnstadt, Law son. McLean, Munro, Walthour, Mc Farland, King, Maya, Babcock and Jones. . The Swedish team, Furtos and Peter son, failed to qualify and withdrew from the race. At 8 a. m. today, six of the fourteen teams held the same score 177 miles and 8 laps. All through the early morning hours tne riders made frequent changes and in all the sprints that oc curred on account of these changes and shifts, there were many falls. One of the most serious occurred shortly before 3 o'clock when Walthour relieved his partner, McEachern. The former start ed in at once to steal a lap. Newkirk followed in hot pursuit while the others kept well up to them. As the buncn reached the 27 th side of the track Newkirk slipped on hi3 wheel and Samuelson collided with him. Babcock, McLean and Hall tried to steer clear, but the impetus was too much. The riders fell over one another and when the dust cleared away Hall was found to be unconscious. He recovered in a few minutes. Babcock had to hava a large splinter removed from his scalp while the other riders escaped with a shaking up. Freeman, who had made 157 miles and two laps at 7 o'clock quit twenty min utes later. The 8 o'clock score was as follows: Team. Miles. L&ps. Gougoltz and Simar 177 S Fisher and Chavellier 177 8 Butler and McLean 177 8 Xewkirk and Munroe 177 8 McEachern and Walthour ..177 8 Maya and Wilson 177 8 Fredericks and Jaak 177 7 Lawson and Julius 177 7 King and Samuelson 177 7 Babcock and Turville 177 7 Hall and McLaien 177 6 LePoutre and Muller 177 u Kerff and DeRoeck 177 4 Karnstadt and Franks 177 McFarland and Freeman withdrawn. MUST SOON DECIDE. Whether or Not the Philippines Are ( American Coast. Washington. Dec. 9. The ' question whether or not goods must be shipped ex clusively in American ships between the United States and the Philippines, under the recent decision of the I'nited States supreme court in the Philippine tariff casts, has been brought to the attention o the treasury department. The theory has been advanced that -since the court has ruled that the Philippines are not for eign territory, the statute which restricts the coasting trade to ships of American register must be applied. The department is not ready to admit this, and the sub ject will not considered seriously until a definite case is presented. Assistant Secretary Taylor instructed the collector of customs at San Fran cisco to remit the penalty Imposed by the collector on the master of a Japanese steamshfp which was supposed by the port officials to have violated the coast ing laws in bringing several cases of straw hats from the Philippines. The col lector thought a violation exi.ted under the supreme court decision. Mr. Taylor, however, without passing upon the main question, ruled that the forfeiture should be remitted because of the fact that the merchandise was shipped before the su preme court decision is sufficient to dis pose of the question in this particular case. It is possible that no case involving the main question will arise for some time, and the treasury department will not attempt to decide it on a hypothesis. Any ship from the Orient which can ar rive on the Pacific coast within the next three or four weeks must have sailed prior to the supreme court decision, and will therefore not he in violation of the coasting law by bringing goods from the Philippines. It is possible that the ques tion may be pressed for an early settle ment, however, by the intending sailing of some fort ism vessel from San Fran cisco with merchandise for the Philip pines. In that event the treasury de partment will proceed to wrestVith the question. It is expected, however, that congress will relieve the present doubtful situation by the earlv enactment of the proposed tariff law for the Philippines. The treasury officials sav it would be a misfortune should it be found necessary to decide that the coasting trade law ap plins to the Philippines. It would cer tainly impede the development of the trade with the Orient, for' there are not American ships enough to do the business. One of the officials who did not wish to be auoteii. said: "It certainlv requires a stretch of the imagination to suppose that ttui Philip pines are a. :art of the coast line of the United States. It was strained prettv hard to apply the coasting laws to Ha waii, but I think it would take some nerve to look the nations of the world in the face and say that onlv our own ships may carry goods between the Unit ed States and the Philippines, and that those islands are a part of our coast line, although we have to sail half way round the world to reach them." J. L Scotten i3 in Topeka today direct from Portland, Ore., for the first time in seventeen years. Mr. Scotten form erly lived here. His father is a well known Shawnee county resident. A SHELDON PAPER llev. U. Kawai Tells How One Will Be Started. Already 30,000 of Necessary Funds Have Been liaised. WAISTS $10,000 MORE. Expects to Secure That Srim in America. Says There Will Be a Corps of Sixty Writers. A very determined little Jap is the Rev. U. Kawai, of Tokio, who is in To peka trying to raise money to establish a Christian daily newspaper in Japan. "As long as there is bread and wa ter," said Mr. Kawai Sunday, "I will stay in America working to raise money for this newspaper." Mr. Kawai's proposed Christian daily newspaper for Japan is a strictly To peka invention. It was suggested to the Japanese Christians by reading Charles M. Sheldon's book, "In His Steps." Mr. Kawai. is in Topeka, and spoke Sunday at the Central Congregational church. In the evening a collection was taken up for the benefit of the proposed Chris tian daily. Mr. Kawai says that $30,000 was rais ed in Japan before he left for America. He is trying to raise $10,000 in America to,' complete the funds which is consid ered necessary to assure the success of the enterprise. He has already secured about $3,000 here, and thinks that by spring he will be able to finish his work, and go back to Japan with the neces sary money. Mr. Kawai will be in To peka over next Sunday. Mr. Kawai is a typical Japanese. Ha is small, alert, dapper, and intensely enthusiastic. He talks and writes Eng lish, but his writing is easier to under stand than his ' talking. However, his talking is not at all bad. though he has a queer way of constructing his sentences which shows that his supply of American idioms is rather short. "I do not. allow my wife to read soma of these newspapers," said Mr. Kawai emphatically, in speaking of the so-called "yellow journals." This statement caused a ripple of laughter through the Sunday audience. It was so un-American. The proposed Christian daily in Tokio, or "Tokyo" as Mr. Kawai spells it, will be printed in Japanese. "What will you call it?" was asked by a State Journal reporter, in con versation with the Japanese newspaper promoter. Oh, 1 nave no name yet. I nave not thought about a name. I have had too much else to do." "How large a paper will it be?" "That depends on how much money we can get." "Will you be one of the editors?" "I will be one of the editors but not the head man. Oh, no!" '"What arrangements have you for telegraph service?" "We will get some foreign dispatches from the Reuter company. And then we have ah, what you call it?" Associated Press? suggested the reporter. "Yes, yes, that's it Associated Press." "Have you been in newspaper busi ness long?" 1 am special American correspondent for four Tokio papers," replied Mr. Kawai. "How large a force of editors do you expect to have for your paper?" "We have about sixty who have pledged themselves to write for the paper when it is established." With a force of sixty editors it would seem that the Christian daily would either be an amazing success, or break up In a row over the first edition. It s hard to tell which. Mr. Kawai endeavored to explain to the people of Central church that the proposed Christian daily would be a good business proposition, as well as a great instrument for the salvation of Japan. "This is a great epoch In the history of Japan," said Mr. Kawai. "The whole nation is being swept by a tidal wave of western ideas. Western inventions, western government, western philoso phy, have in the past few years revolu tionized the nation. The old religious ideas can not survive this invasion. Old religions are being cast aside. One of two things must hatroen. Either the people of Japan Will take up with Chris tianity, or they will lapse into skeptic ism, infidelity and atheism. Now is the time to introduce Christianity to Japan. "Remember that we have only had an opportunity to accept Christianity for 37 years. In that time we have gathered together 100,000 converts. That is a good many people. They will go far toward supporting the Christian newspaper. But what is that 100,000 out of 50 million popu lation? We cannot reach the vast mul titudes without some new and powerful movement. We studied for a long time as to the best way to reach these people. We happened to read the book written by your own pastor. Mr. Sheldon, and at once deciaea mat tne Dest tning ior us would be a Christian daily newspaper in Tokio. In that wa.y we can teach Chris tianity to thousands every day. "We expect to lose money for a year or two. It will be hard to start such a paper. I am trying to raise over here in America an emergency fund of $10,000 to be used during the first few years of the paper's life to meet unexpected demands. As long as there is bread and water I will stay in America trying to raise money for this newspaper." The proposed Christian daily will be printed by a big publishing house in Tokio. The plan is not to buy a print ing outfit for a few years, until the fu ture of the paper is more certain. The paper will be modeled somewhat on the lines followed by Charles M. .Sheldon in his famous "experiment." Air. Kawai savs that there are already 50 newspapers published in Japan, but none of them are distinctly Christian. VALUABLE PACKAGE GONE. Thousands of Dollars Worth of Papers Disappear at Racine, Wis. Racine, Wis., Dec. 9. An American Express package which contained thou sands of dollars' worth of notes and mortgages and other papers, sent from the Mason City (la.) branch of. the J. I. Case Threshing Machine company to the general offices in this city, has been lost. The package was received, but it has either been destroyed or stolen. On November 12 the package was delivered to the express company at Mason City and was received here on November 15. The cashier claims he gave it to the driver, but the latter denies it. Nothing was known of the disappear ance of the package until a tracer was received. The exact value of the pack age will not be known for two months, as it will require that time for the agency to prepare another annual re port and list all the notes and mort gages lost. ENTITLED TO MONEY. But Will He Get It Is the Question Now. ' - If he will take it, Councilman W. S. Bergundthal can probably have $500 out of the city treasury to pay him for his services in acting as agent for the city in the Santa Fe shop land deal. But if Mr. Bergundthal . takes the $500, it is said he will run dangerously close to the provisions of a state law, which might cause him to forfeit his office as councilman, and be fined and imprisoned to boot. It is a very peculiar situation, and one which has never before arisen in the history of the city. An old and al most forgotten law has been raked up, and it is making trouble. Mr. Bergundthal worked hard for the city in securing titles from the scores of people who lived on the Santa Fe shop tract. He worked without pay, or promise of pay. But he did his work so well, and saved the city so many hundred dollars on the numerous deals, that it occurred to the council and the Commercial club, after the work was done, that Mr. Bergundthal ought to be paid for his services. The Commercial club sent a committee to recommend to the council committee on claims and accounts that Mr. Bergundthal be paid $500 for his services. That he more than earned the money there tan be no ques tion. The committee on claims and ac counts appears to think the idea a good one, and several other eouneilmen thought the same thing. But just at that stage the old Kansas statute, which isj found under the head "Cities of the first class," at section 829, was read to the committee, and mixed things up considerably. The section is as fol lows: "It shall be unlawful for the mayor or any member of the council or any, elected officer or servant of the city to be a party to or interested pecuniarily in any contract, job or piece of work which may be let by the city; and any contract in which any such officer shall be pecuniarily interested shall be null and void; and in case atjy money shall have been paid on any such contract, it shall be the duty of the city attorney to sue for and recover the amount so paid, in the name of the city, from the parties to such contract, and from the councilman or other officer pecuniarily interested in the same; and if any such officer while in the office shall become pecuniarily intetested, either directly or indirectly in any contract or agreement in which the city shall be Interested, or in any questions submitted, or proceed ings upon which said officer may be called upon to vote or act officially, with intent to gain directly or indirectly, pecuniarily any benefit, profit or pecun iary advantage, he shall be removed from office and on conviction shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and punished by a fine of not exceeding $500, or imprisonment not exceeding one year in the county Jail, or both such fine and imprisonment." From this it is evident that if Mr. Bergundthal should be proven guilty, he might have to use his $500 fee from the city to pay his fine, and have a year to languish besides. City Attorney Spencer, to whom was referred the question, thinks that under the law, Mr. Bergundthal may take the $500, because he had no financial interest in the railroad land deal until it was all completed. It is not believed that there would be any objection to the plan of paying Mr. Burgundthal for his services in case the matter should come before the council. The commit tee on claims and accounts will likely hold a special meeting this week to consider the case. The city has here tofore and recently paid eouneilmen for special service. POUNDING ON THE SAND Four Masted Vessel in Distress Near Gray's 11 arbor Aberdeen, Wash., Dec. 9. A big four masted steel vessel is reported to be in the surf about 12 miles north of the en trance to Gray's harbor. The vessel has been outside several days, first being sighted Friday night. She carries only one sail and a heavy list. , Saturday a fog covered the vessel but yesterday it was seen that she had drifted into the surf and was being heavily pounded on the sands. It is impossible to decipher the name of the ship. A tug has gone to the scene. The vessel has anchors out, and if they hold she may be Kept from drifting on the beach. M'DONALD W ANTS FREEDOM Johnson County Man in Penitentiary Seeks Parole. L. M. McDonald, who is serving a sentence of five years in the peniten tiary from Johnson county for man slaughter, has applied to Governor Stanley for a parole. He has the rec ommendations of Judge J. T. Burris, who tried the case, and F. N. Hamilton, the county attorney who prosecuted it, backing his application. McDonald was running a dance in Olathe one night in January,, 1S99. Dur ing the evening a man named William Nelson came in and began to make a disturbance. About midnight it devel oped into a big fight, in which Nelson was shot by McDonald. It is claimed that Nelson was the aggressor and that he tried to stab McDonald before Mc Donald shot. Nelson was not killed im mediately. He worked about two weeks but his wound then grew so bad that he went to Kansas City for an opera tion and died three hours after being operated on. In a letter to Governor Stanley Mc Donald says he is married, but that his wife and little girl are living with the former's parents in Adrian, Mich., and do not know he is in prison, and he wants to keep it from them. IT WAS PRETTY COLD. Mercury Got Down to 23 Degrees This Morning. The mercury took a tumble this morning but did not drop lower than the record for the winter. The lowest reached today was 23 at seven o'clock. On November 16 the ther mometer got down to 22. The wind this morning was southwest blowing 10 miles an hour. Sunday the maximum temperature was 34 and the minimum 26. The forecast sent out today was "fair tonight and TuesdaJ." The hour ly temperatures recordeu by the gov ernment thermometer today were as follows : 7 o'clock 23 11 o'clock 31 12 o'clock 41 1 o'clock... 44 2 o'clock 47 8 o'clock 24 9 o'clock 27 10 o'clock 30 Fight in Strawberry Gulch. Lead, S. D.. Dec. 9. The general store of Edward Wood at Galena, S. D., was robbed of some merchandise and $400 in r-oiiev last night, and Sheriff Doten of Deadwood and Deputy Patrick Patterson of this citv started after the robbers early today. Thev came up to them, three tn number, in a wagon, in Strawberry Gulch and a tight ensued. One of the robbers, whose name could not be learned, was killed, and the driver, who escaped, was wounded in the arm. The third was cap tured. Neither of the officers were hurt. Everybody reads the State Journal. L ELAND TALKS OF HICKEY. Give Record of Former Clerk Who Assails Him. P. Hickey, a former clerk in the To peka pension agency, has given out a statement charging Cyrus Leland with various violations of the civil service rules, among them cutting down his (Mickey's) salapy, and removing an other clerk to give a place to Leland's son-in-law. Concerning the charges Mr. Leland says: "Mr. Hickey's record in the pension office shows that he sailed under false colors. During Mr. Glick's first term as pension agent he was carried on the rolls as P. H. Murphy, as a clerk at the pension agency, until auout one year after Mr. Kelly took the agency. Mr. Kelly then let him out. Then after Mr. Glick was reappointed, the second time he requested Mr. Kelly a few days be fore Mr. Glick took charge to appoint Mr. Hickey to a vacancy that then ex isted in the clerical force of the agency. He was then appointed as P. Hickey. He served under the name as a clerk in the pension agency until his resigna tion, the 2Sth day of February, 1900. His salary was reduced at my request July 1899, from $1200 to $1,000. I found Mr. Hickey to be very a disagreeable man in the office. He never earned his sal ary. For that matter, I do not believe he could earn one-half of the salary he received in the pension office at any outside business. "Regarding the violation of the civil service rules in filling the clerical po sitions in the agency, I will say that when I took charge of this pension agency there were but three old sol diers holding positions as clerks. Since that time I have caused to be rein stated under the civil service laws the following named old soldiers, who are at present holding positions as clerks m this office under the civil service laws: "Charles S. Martin, reinstated in the treasury department and transferred to the pension agency at Topeka. "H. L. Millard, reinstated in the post- office department and transferred to the Topeka office. Charles W. Campbell, reinstated. "Morris D. Bailey, reinstated. "Mark P. Miller, reinstated. "James P. Wilson, reinstated. "John S. Morris, reinstated. "Samuel C. Garrard, reinstated. "Samuel S. McFadden, reinstated. "Rufus G. Kessler, reinstated. "Samuel M. Lanham, reinstated. "Nine of these old soldiers had been let out of the service by former pension agent, Mr. Glick. "It was reported that Mr. Hickey iett a wife in Ireland, therefore the reason of the assumed name. It is a serious question whether he ever was a citizen of the United States when he was hold ing a government position, even if he is today. The position of night watch was abolished when I took charge of the agency. I have no relative holding any position that is under the civil ser vice at this agency. My son-in-law, Mr. Finley, who is a Spanish war soldier, a son of a veteran of the civil war, is a graduate of Washburn college. It is unnecessary for me to speak of his qualifications. He holds a position here that is not under civil service, and or course could not have taken any clerk's place. "It has been stated that two of the employes in the pension office made affi davits that Mr. Hickey made one of them. Neither Mr. Hickey nor the oth er gentleman, that it is claimed made an affidavit, can make any affidavits that would affect me in the least unless they perjure themselves. Mr. Hickey states that in his affidavit he testifies that his salary had been reduced. That was a matter of record it did not re quire his affidavit. That he had a ser vice of ten years. It is a wonder to me that he remained as long as he did. An old soldier was reinstated to Hick ey's place. "The present office force I regard as much more efficient than when I took charge of this agency. The salaries paid the clerks at this agency are high er in proportion than at any other agency in the United States. I repeat, the civil service rules have not been violated in any instance since I have been pension agent." WANT WASHBURN PLAYERS Reported That K. XT. Will Get Mehl, Cave and Cunningham. Reports that Bennie Owen will coach Kansas university next season in football and that he will take Cave, Cunningham and Mehl to Lawrence, are causing no little consternation in local football circles. Bennie Owen, who coached Washburn here so successfully in 19iO, an who was assistant to Coach Tost for Michigan this year, stopped, off in Topeka Satur day on the way to his home at Arkansas City. It is said that while he was in Topeka he secured the promise of Cave, Cunning hame and Mehl, three of the strongest piavers on this year's Washburn team, to enter school at the university in Feb ruary, so as to be eligible for places on the football team next year. topekTshows well Census Bulletin Makes an Excel lent Showing. From Washington today was re ceived the census bulletin concerning the manufacturing industries of Kan It shows in the per cent of total value of manufactured products in the state, Topeka ranks third, being surpassed by Kansas City and Argentine. Kansas City contributes 48.1 of the total, Argen tine 11.8 and Topeka 5.8. Wichita and Leavenworth are tied for fourth place with 2.7. In the comparison on other points, Topeka shows up very well. The total increase in wages paid in Topeka is 33.6; in Kansas City 33.2, and Wichita shows a decrease of 5.2. Wrichita is an enigma in the statistics.for it shows an increase of 127.8 per cent in the total number of its manufacturing indus tries, and in the capital invested, a fall ing off of 31.2 per cent. The value of products of Wichita have decreased 6.9 during the decade. ' MORE NEW PAVEMENT. Petition For Block on Polk Between Third and Fourth. A petition was received today by Citv Clerk Squires asking for a Sr-rwt brick pavement with Fort Scott sandstone curbing, on Polk street, between Fourth and Fifth. This is t"he first paving petition to be filed since the passage of the resolution" requiring that the party presenting the petition swear to an affidavit that he is a resident of the street to be paved, and that he secured the signers to the peti tion without any compensation from the pavement companies. No such affidavit Was .filed with this petition, but it is understood that Capt. Curtis will sign the affidavit before the matter is pre sented to the council. County Safe Robbed. Meridian, Miss., Dec. 9. The Newfor? county safe at Decatur, the county seat of Newton county, was robbed "last night of $4,000 in pension warrants, a large quantity of school teachers' war rants, $2,250 in checks, a number of Dostoffice money orders and a quantity J. of stamps and over $900 casb. WITH A LOUD ROAR May Option in Wheat Is Boost ed to 83 3-4 Cents. Chicago. Dec.9. Over confident shorts in the wheat markets came to grief just before the close on the board today. Many of the usual controlling condi tions of the market were bearish and this had induced many traders to sell Ireeiy. Prices in all grains DroKe jag gedly at the opening and the early indi cations were that the anticipated slump was at hand. But the wise ones nad counted without their. . host. Twenty minutes before the close wheat had been pressed down to 81c for May op tions then with a roar that could ba heard well down Into La Salle street, buying which told of an oversold mar ket began. Trade was heavy all day. but now it began again with the wildest scenes of disorder. May jumped to a new crop record price at 83. The strength seemed to be genuine for if held here well and under the terrible profit taking pressure, that had been going on all day, May- closed very strong, c above Saturday at 833 83Vc. Corn was also affected but not so materially. May had broken quickly at the opening and was down to 67e. Wheat strength however, brought it up ABpanjBg aapun o "esop XpBdjs t O) at 6Sc. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Mrs. Emma McCowan, colored, died Saturday morning at her home, 1503 Quincy street. The funeral services were held at 2 "oclock this afternoon at the C. M. E. Church, Thirteenth and "Van Buren streets. Mrs. S. W. Love died Saturday after noon at 3 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George J. Graves, 1246 Lincoln street. The remains will be sent to Buffalo, N. T. for interment. W. Merredith, colored ,died at his nome 1185 West street about 4 o clock Saturday evening. Funeral this after noon. TODAY'S MARKET REPORT. Chicago, Dec. 9. WHEAT All grains broke jaggedly today after Saturday's tre mendous upshoot. In all pits there were large, quantities offered in the hope of get ting iat pronts uetore tne Dreak came. As during the last few days wheat was the leader and all eyes watched this pit for the cue to buy or sell. And wheat conditions were bearish. Excellent rains throughout all the southwest were re ported, which materially improved the chances for the winter crop. Liverpool cables were well up, but not high enough to respond fully to the rise here or the English country market. The one bullish factor was the continued falling oft of receipts from the northwest. May wheat opened e higher to "ic lower at 2 'a 82c. Trading was wild and heavy, but nearly all on the selling side. Prices fell quickly to 81c, but professional sup port came to the rescue and prices re acted and held fairly steady early around 82c. Local receipts were 60 cars: Min neapolis and ruluth reported 928 cars, making a total for the three points of 988 cars, against 1,087 last week and 1,U19 a year ago. Wheat dallied with low prices until 20 minutes before the close, when heavy buying began again. Traders rushed to cover their short accounts, and May quickly jumped above former crop rec ords. The market, which had 'been hov ering around 81c, soared up to 83c, and with marked strength held at the close c higher than Saturday at fcai'izc. CORN Corn opened steady, but there was a lot of it for sale, and not many buyers. Provision men were free sellers, and the crowd taking the temper of wheat also began to sell. May opened c higher to c lower at 69c to 6Sc and fell rapidly to 6Ne. On the slight turn in wheat this pit steadied and re acted to 68?g'''14c. Despite the profit tak ing it held here well after the first hour. Receipts were 164 cars. Buoyed up by wheat strength corn recovered much of its early loss, though it closed only steady, c lower at 68c. OATS Heavy offerings in oats in sym pathy with the declines in other grains wea kened the market. Prices opened steady, still influenced by naturally bull ish conditions. The profit taking brought a sharp sag. which, however, was over come later by tiie small strength in the other pits. May opened unchanged to c lower at 47 to 47o. sagged to 46c and reacted and held fairly steady around 4c. Receipts were 179 cars. PROVISfONS Provisions had only a moderate trade early. Prices were easy in spite of a good hog market. The grain, weakness brought a similar decline here though there was no pressure. January pork was not quoted the first hour. May pork opened 5c down to 5c up at $17.20 to $17.30, sagged to $17.15. and reacted to $17.25. January lard opened unchanged to 5c up at $9.80 to $9.85. and sold off to $9. id, and January ribs 6e down at $8.50, a.nd advanced 2Vc. WHEAT No. 2 red, 83ti84c: No. 3 red, 78(&S3c: No. 2 hard winter, 77'&79c: No. 3 hard winter. 77li79c; No. 1 northern spring. 79a80c; No. 2 northern spring, 77M-7SiAc; No. 3 spring, 7678c. CORN No. 2, 66c: No. 3. 64tfi64He. OATS No. 2, 47iJi47Vc; No. 3, 46r?r47c. FLAX Cash: N. W., $1.45; No. 1, $1.44. Mav. S1.50. RYE Dec, 63c: Mav, 67c BARLEY Cash, 56ff'63e. TIMOTHY Mav, S6.55. CLOVER March, $0.45. Chicago Livestock Market Chicago. Dec 9. CATTLE Receipts, 24,000; steady. Good to prime, $6.5Xft7.50; poor to medium, $4. 00-6.25: stockers and feeders, $2.2504.50; cows. J1.25S4.75: heifers, $2.50-S5.50: cahners, J1.25fi2.30; bulls, $2.0uH 4.75: calves, $2.50Sj6.00; Texas fed steers, $4.5035.25. HOGS Receipts. 50.000: tomorrow, 45. 000: left over, 3.189: 5010c higher. Mixed and butchers'. $5.906.35: good to choice heavv, $5.9576.50: rough heavv, t5."fr&5.90: lights. $5.35fi6.05: bulk of sales, J5.S0-u6.:'0. SHEEP Receipts 24.000. Sheep steady, lambs strong. Good to choice wethers, $3.50,i4.25; fair to choice mixed. $2.75'!3.50; western sheep, $3.004.00; native lambs, $2.505.00: western lajnbs. $3.00-fi 4.25. Official receipts and shipments for Sat urday: Cattle. Hogs. Sheep. Receipts 563 30.208 1,035 Shipments 749 2,683 993 Kansas City Livestock. Kansas City. Dec 9. CATTLE Re ceipts 7,000, including 1.000 Texans. Mar ket steady to easy. Native beef steers, $4.75J(6.40: Texas and Indian steers, $3.0H'i) 4.75: Texas cows. $2.00fi 3.75: native cows and heifers. $3.00)5.50; stockers and feed ers. $3. 004i 4.50; bulls, $2.00&4.25; calves, $3.25fi5.50. HOGS Receipts 11.000; market 5c to 10c higher. Bulk of sales. . $5.U0fi6. 40: heavy. $6.40t6.50; packers. $6.25T6.40: "medium. $6.15 (&6.40; light. $5.656.30; yorkers, $5.50Jf,-6.20; pigs. $4.60!fi5.S0. SHEEP Receipts. 2,000; market steadv. Muttons, $3.nif7 4.00: lambs, t4.0ow4.85: western wethers, $3.25jj3.50; ewes, J2.7533.40. Kansas City Produce. Kansas City. Dec. 9. WHEAT Dec, 77c: May. soi'dc. Cash: No. 2 hard, WS"c: No. 3, 75Ifei5 76c; No. 2 red. ftSfrV-c; No. 3. S3f384ic; No. 2 spring, 79 82c; No. 3. 77'rt79c. CORN Dec, 7n.i.5572e: Jan., 70c; May, 703ift i. Cash: No. 2 mixed, 69&c; No. 2 white. 70i71c; No. 3. 69-&70C OATS No. 2 white, 49-&50c RYE No. 2. 64c. HAY Choice timothy, $13.50; do. prairie, 813.75'" 14.00. BUTTER Creamery, l&S22c; dairy, fancr, 1 7c. EGGS Fresh, 21c. $ Cotton Market. Galveston, Dec 9. COTTON Steady, TTfcc. New York, Dec. 9. COTTON Spot closed quiet, He higher. Middling up lands, Sc; do. Gulf, 8c Sales. 2,900 bales. Wool Market St. Louis, Dec. 9. WOOL Firm. Ter-1 ritory and western medluma, 14fil6ic: fine, llfcloo; coarse, lljjlVia. Topeka Markets HOGS. TOPek"" DCa 1 HEA VY $3.105.75. LIGHT $4.75-65. 40. ROUGH $4. 80S 5.00. GRASS CATTLE. HEIFERS $2.50'&3.25. cows $2.oofi 3.00: VEAL CALVES. HEAVY $2.5013.00. LIGHT $3.504.25. DRY LOT CATTLE. STE E R S $3. OO-a 4. 09. COWS AND HEIFERS $3.OUai3.50t GRAIN. , NO. 2 WHEAT 70c. NO. 2 WHITE CORN 67c. MIXED CORN 660. NEW CORN 66c OATS 50c PRODUCE. BUTTER 18c. EGGS 19c. HAY $12.00013.00. ALFALFA $12.00(513.00. Topeka Hide Market. Topeka, Dec 9. Prices paid in Topeka this week. Based on Boston quotations. GREEN SALT CURED NO. 1 8c. GREEN SALE CURED NO. 2 7c NO. 1 TALLOW 5c. New York Money Market. New York, Dec. 9. MONEY Money on cull strong at 6 to 7 per cent.; prime mercantile paper, 3VS5 per cent.; sterling exchange weak with actual business in bankers' bills at $4,8034.87 for demand, and at $4.833464.84 for 60 days; posted rates, $4.84s'r4.85 and $4.88'j; commer cial bills. $4.8:i. SILVER Bar silver, 54c; Mexican dol lars. 43Vic BONDS Government bonds steady. TJ. S. refunding 2s. reg losij U. S. refunding 2s, coupon Pt9 V. S. 3s, rcg Iup" IT. S. 3s, coupon pts-Sj I.T, S. new 4s, reg 139'4 V. S. new 4s, coupon U. S. old 4s, reg ni'J U. S. old 4s, coupon 1121. IT. S. 5s. reg ...107'i U. S. 5s, coupon 107'i Sugar Market. New York. Dec 9. SUGAR Raw, steady; fair refining. 3 9-32c; centrifugal, 96 test, 34C: molasses sugar. 3 13-32c. Re fined, steady; crushed, &$.40; powdered, $5.00: granulated. $4.90. COFFEE Quiet; No. 7 Rio, 6c New York Stocks. New York, Jlco. 9. Wall Street Soma support was accorded the Gould stocks and New York Central in the openlnij dealings, but otherwise the whole market showed losses. The first sale of Amnl gamated Copper were of 6.8U0 shares at 65, compared with 66',i on Saturday. This stock recovered its loss within a few minutes. The transcontinental stock, Pennsylvania, Louisville and the United States Steel stocks were conspicuously heavy, losses running to a point in St. Paul. PriceB of all the leading stocks hardened during the first 30 minutes of business, and as a result pretty well wiped out their initial losses. New York Central exceptionally sold a point over Saturday's close and various other important stocKS advanced a small fraction. A determined raid against Manhattan broke It 2 to 133. and general selling followed. New York Central dropped 2 from the best and the entire market sold below th start. Most of the prominent active stocks fell a point or more under latt week's close. Amalgamated Copper was supported above the opening rise. The severe declines in Manhattan, Rock Island and New York Central induced covering by the shorts and their buying rallied them a point or over. A jump of 7 per cent, in the call monpy rate pro voked another selling outburst, and the market gave way till around again. Some of the leaders nUed below the low prices of the first hour, esie;ially the transcow tinentals. Low figures indicated nefc losses of 2 or more points in Manhattan, Metropolitan street railway, St. Paul and Delaware and Hudson. Amalgamated Conner was boutlit on all decline and rallied frequently. When it rose above 67 just before noon the general market steadied. Bonds were easier. The market became dull on the rally and remained so until a break to 161V in St. Paul caused a heavy tone elsewhere. Northwest drouned 2Vi. Onlv a fw stocks got lower and the market steadied an became dull again when Amalgamated Copper recovered to 674, but continued soft. The market gained steadily in strength during the early afternoon on a relaxation to o per cent, in call money ana con tinued buving of Amalgamated Copper which touched 67. Recoveries of a point or more were general among the actlvo stocks and reached two points in Gen eral electric. Missouri Pacific, Rock Isl and and Delaware & Hudson. Missouri Pacific and Wabash were more than a point above Saturday. Northwest rallied four points. Buying was large on the rali. Market Gossip. Chicago receipts: Hogs. 62.000: cattle. 13,000. Kansas City receipts: Hogs, 13,000; cat tle, 7.000. omaiia receipts: nogs, i.buu: cattio. 3.500. r Hogs steady, cattle steady to lower. Liverpool opening cables: Wheat. VAi higher; corn, 1id higher. Second Liverpool cable: Wheat, Hid lugher: corn, 4d higher. Northwest receipts: Minneapolis, 610: Duluth. 318. A year ago: Minneapolis, 800: Duluth. 85. Kansas City receipts: Wheat, 109 cars; corn, 454; oats, 65. Last year: Wheat, 266 cars; corn, 67; oats, 9. Kansas City receipts: w neat, lifl cars; corn. 454: oats. 67. A year ago: Wheat, 266 cars: corn. 67; oats, 9. Kansas City privileges: Puts, May wheat, 79'i; calls, 82'i- Puts, May corn, 689i; calls, 71H- Curb, May wheat, 80"4. Range of Prices fFurnished bv A. G. Goodwin. Commis sion Merchant, 601 Kansas ave. Kansas City. Dec 9. Open High Low Close . 77 77 76 77 , 808014 81 794 80 WHEAT Dec Mav CORN Dec May 71 71 7174 71 6V Range of Prices on Stock. fFurnished bv J. E. Gall. Commissions. Grain. Provisions. Cotton and Slocks. Of fice 110 West Sixtn street. f none Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock Co., Kansas City, Mo. New York, Dec. 9. Sat. v 120- 98 66 6;l .41 38 51 22 148 163 77 99 138 91 102'4 41 59 0( 32 48 364 62 40 46 102 106! 4 44 Stocks Op n Hign Low .. 12li 122 11914 Clse Sugar 122 6:: 41. 3 49 22 148 i'a 77 ft 136 91 14 104 41 59 100 32 4 165 6.'i 40 46 1"2 106 44 People s Gas . 97 99 9 Amal. Copper . 66 62 41 3914 50 22 71 41 39 50 23 V4 65 "s 61 40 39 49 22' , Ji. rt. i I' S. Steel Texas Pacific . M. K. & T. ... C. G. W Rock lsiana ... J 48 148 14674 St. Paul Atchison, com .. pan pt:. Kii 76 f . 9814 99 136 1374 76 Atchison, pfd .. Manhattan Western Union 98 133 9o 101 40 5 98 32 48 16.1 61 39 Ml "4 luvi fo. Pacific . 1024 104 Wabash So. Pacific Union Pacific .. Southern Rly. .. Reading N. Y. Central .. T. C. I Erie C. & O B. & O L. & N Pacific Mail . 40-4, 42 . 58 59 . 99 lOo'i ,. 32 32 . 48 48 . 165 166 . 62 63 . 4014 4014. . 48 48'. 4.n . 104 104 101 . 105 106 105 . 44 44 44 A. Q. GOODWIN, 601 Kansas Avenue, COMMISSION MERCHANT Stocks, Cotton, Grain and Provisions For cash or future delivery. Private markot wire to Kansas city, tn. until Telephone 2T3.