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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING-. DECEMBER 14, 1901.
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The Lowest-Priced House in the West GIBRALTAR DRUG CO. 82 3 Kansas Avenue, TOPEKA, KAS. Buy Your Wife Something useful for a Christmas present. How would a $20.00 Steel Cook or a $30.00 six -hole Steel Range with warming oven fully guaranteed suit you. Buy one and be happy Jones S Son, 320 Kansas Avenue. A.F. WESSEN, The Old Reliable Swedish Coal Dealer. When you buy your coal give me a trial order. I am agent for one of the best and deepest mines in Osage City, and guarantee the best quality of Osage City Shaft Coal. I also handle the best quality of Pennsylvania Hard Coal, Bur lingame, Leavenworth, Fronte nac, etc. All coal fork screened and free from dirt. Telephone 504. 507 E. 4th 5t- indicate a morbid condition of the seba ceous glands. Squeezing them out does not cure and causes large pores that be come very disfiguring. With my scientific home treatments, specially prepared for each case. I positive ly cure all affections of the skin, and re store to the complexion a healthy reseate glow. I remove every line and furrow, every spot and blemish from the face or body, rendering the skin clear and smooth. i;OUSUlUblUU 111 JJtTlSii by letter is free and strictly confidential. 30 years practi cal experience." JOHN H. WOODBURY D. I. 163 State St., Chicago. V COURT DIVIDES. Continued from First Page.) May 21, 1898, which stated that the Spanish squadron was probably at Santiago, and ordered Commodore Schley, if he was satisfied that the Spanish squadron was not at Cien fuegos, 'to proceed with all dispatch, but cautiously, to Santiago de Cuba, and If the enemy is there, blockade mm in that port.' "A memorandum dated off Havana, May 21, 1898, which directed Commodore Schley to mask his movements in leav ing Cienfuegos. "A memorandum which stated that a good landing place had been found by Commander MoCalla. thirteen and one- half miles west of Savanilla point;that the Cubans had perfect knowledge of what was going on within Cienfuegos; that the Cuban forces in the San Juan mountains controlled the railway be tween Cienfuegos and Trinidad; and that there were fair roads from the landing places to Cienfuegos. "At 8:30 a. m., May 23, the Castine and the collier Merrimac arrived at Cienfuegos. "At noon on the same date, the Brit ish steamer Adula was permitted to go into Cienfuegos. "At 7 a. m.. May 24, the Marblehead, Vixen and Eagle arrived at Cienfuegos. SPANIARDS NOT AT CIENFUEGOS. "About 10 a. m. the Marblehead and Eagle proceeded to the landing place, 13 miles west of Savanilla Point, com municated with the insurgents, landed stores- for them, learned that the Span ish snuadron was not in the harbor at Cienfuegos, rejoined the squadron at 3:30 p. m., and reported to Commodore Schley the information obtained. "After the receipt of this informa tion, Commodore Schley wrote a dis patch to the commander-in-chief, in which he stated, "I shall move eastward tomorrow." He also wrote a dispatch to the commandant of the naval base at Key West, in which he stated, 'As it is not found practicable to coal the Texas from the collier here, where theia is so much swell, I shall proceed tomor row to Santiago de Cuba, being embar rassed, however, by the Texas' short coal supply and her inability to coal in the open sea. I shall not be able to remain off that port on account of gen eral short coal supply of squadron, so will proceed to the vicinity of St. Nich olas Mole, where the water is smooth and I can coal the Texas and other ships with what may remain in col lier.' "No work was, apparently, in prog ress on the fortifications of Cienfuegos while Commodore Schley was off that port. "No efforts were made by Commodore Schley to communicate with the insur gents to discover whether the Spanish squadron was in the harbor of Cienfue gos, prior to the morning of May 24. "Signal lights were displayed on shore at night. May 22, and May 23, but Commodore Schley had no information which enabled him to interpret them. "'Before sailing for Cienfuegos Com modore Schley received reliable infor mation that ships could be coaled in thi vicinity of Cape Cruz and in Gonaives channel. THE START FOR SANTIAGO. "The flying squadron, with the excep tion of the Castine, sailed from Cien fuegos about 8 o. m. of Mav 24, the heavy ships in column of vessels, tb light ships on the right flank and the collier Merrimac on the left flank. At 0:10 a. m. of May 26 the light vessels were shifted to the: port beam, and the collier to the starboard beam. "Before midnight of May 24, owing to heavy rolling, tue forward compartment of the Eagle filled with water, which re duced her speed. "On May 25 the wind was fresh from the eastward. Ti;e weather was bad and the sea was heavy for small vessels. The squadron reduced its speed to en able the Eagle to remain with it. "On May 26 the weather improved, thu wind veered to the west and became light, and the sea moderated. "At 1:30 p. m. Commodore Schley sent the Eagle to 3Jcrt Antonio to coal and then to return to Key West. At noon of May 26 the Eagle had sufficient coal to steam ten knots per hour for three days. "At 5:30 p. m. the squadron stopped about 22 miles to the southward of the port of Santiago, and was joined by the scouts Minneapolis and St. Paul. "At 6 p. m.. May 26, the engines of the collier Merrimac were temporarily disabled. The engines were changed to work "compound,' and at 4:20 p. m. of May 27 she was able to make six knots with her own steam. The broken part3 of the engines were repaired on board the flagship,all iepairs being completed at midnight of May 28. The Tale towed the Merrimac while disabled. "The commanding officer of the St. Paul visited the flagship in the obedi ence to signal, took with him a Cuban pilot, and had a. conversation with Com modore Schley. "Commodore Schley had no conversa tion with the senior commanding officer of the scouts, and obtained no positive information from the scouts regarding the Spanish squadron. THE RETROGRADE MOVEMENT. "At 7:45 p. m.. May 26, Commodore Schley changed the course of the flying squadron to the westward and signalei to his squadron 'Destination Key West, via south side of Cuba and Yucatan channel, as soon as collier is ready; speed nine knots.' "The squadron proceeded westward 18 miles; stopped at 11:15 p. m. (the tow lines of the collier having parted), drifted until 3: 0 p. m.. May 27; resumed its westward course for 23 miles; stopped again at 7:15 p. m., and drifted until 1 p. m. of May 28. "At 9:30 a. m.. May 27, the Harvard joined the flying squadron. and her com manding officer delivered to Commo dore Schley the following dispatch, da ted May 25, addressed by the depart ment to the Harvard at St. Nicholas Mole. Hayti: " 'Proceed at once and inform Schley and also the senior officer present olT Santiago de Cuba as follows: All de partment's information indicates the Spanish division is still at Santiago de Cuba. The department looks to you to ascertain fact, and that the enemy, if therein, does not leave without a de cisive action. Cubans familiar with Santiago de Cuba say that there is landing place five nautical miles west of six (6) from mouth of harbor and that there insurgents probably will be found, and not Spanish. From the sur rounding heights can see every vessel in the port. As soon as ascertained no tify the department whether enemy is there. Could not squadron and also the Harvard coal from Merrimac, leeward Cape Cruz. Cuba; (Jonaives, Hayti chan nel or Mole, Hayti The department will send coal immediately to Mole, Hayti. Report without delay situation at San tiago de Cuba.' SCHLEY'S REFUSAL. TO OBEY "This dispatch was answered by Com modore Schley, about noon. May 27, as follows: " 'Received dispatch of May 26, deliv ered by Harvard oft Santiago de Cuba. Merrimac's engine is disabled and sh? is helpless; am obliged to have her tow ed to Key West. Have been absolutely unable to coal the Texas. Marblehead, Vixen and Brooklyn from collier, owing to very rough seas and boisterous weather since leaving Key West.Brook lyn is the only one in squadron having more than sufficient coal to reach Key West. Impossible to remain off San tiago in present state of coal account of the squadron. Not possible to coal to leeward of Cape Cruz in summer owing to southwest winds. Harvard just re ports to me she has only coal enough to reach Jamaica, and she will proceed to Port Royal; also reports only small vessels could coal at Gonaives or Mole, Hayti. Minneapolis has only coal enough to reach Key West, and same of Yale, which will tow Merrimac. It is to be regretted that the department's orders cannot be obeyed, earnestly as we have all striven to that end. I am forced to return to Key West via Yucatan pas sage for coal. Can ascertain nothing certain concerning enemy. Was oblig ed to send Eagle to Port Antonio yes terday, as she had only 27 tons coal on board. Will leave St. Paul here. Will require 9,500 tons of coal at Key West." PLENTY OF COAL. "The coal supply of the vessels of the flying squadron at noon on May 27 was sufficient to have enabled them to steam at ten knots I er hour: The Brooklyn for 114 days; Iowa, 7 days; Massa chusetts, 10 days; Texas, 6Vfe days; Mar blehead, 3 days; Vixen, 11 days. "Or to have remained on blackade duty off Santiago de Cuba: The Brook lyn for 26 days; Iowa, 16 days; Massa chusetts, 20 days; Texas, 10 days; Mar blehead, 5 days; Vixen, 23 days, and then steam to Gonaives, Hayti, or to Cape Cruz, Cuba, to coal. "At that date the flying squadron was accompanied by the collier Merrimac, containing 4,350 tons of coal. "Tne amount of coal required to com pletely fill the coal bunkers of all the vessels cf the flying squadron on this same date was 2,750 tons. "The conditions of wind, sea and weather from noon on May 26 to June 1 were favorable for taking coal from a collier at sea off Santiago de Cuba. "The Iowa, Castine and Dupont coaled at Cienfuegos from the collier Merri mac on rMay 23 and the Massachusetts and Castine on May 24. "The Texas asked permission to coal first on May 2 and was refused by Commodore Schley, who ordered the Iowa to coal first and the Massachu setts second. "The Texas was ordered to coal from the collier on May 24. but the order was revoked as the Massachusetts was alongside of the collier and the com manding officer of the collier deemed it unsafe to place his vessel between two battleships. "The Texas and Marblehead coal at sea, off Santiago, from colliers May 27 and 28, the Massachusetts and Vixen on May 29, the Brooklyn and Iowa on May 30; the Brooklyn, Texas and Marblehead on May 31. "At 3:35 p. m.. May 27, Commodore Schley signaled to the St. Paul: -lf Sampson comes here tell him half of squadron out of coal and collier engines broken down.' "At 10:45 p. m May 27, Commodore Schley signaled to the Texas: " 'The more coal you take in this smooth weather the less you will have to take in Haiti." "Commodore Schley made no effort to ascertain whether the Spanish squadron was in the harbor of Santiago; he left said harbor entirely unguarded from 6 p. m. of May 26 to 5 p. m. of May 27, and guarded only by the scout St. Paul from 5 p. m., May 27, until about 6 p. in. of May 28. "The flying squadron arrived off the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, seven miles south of the Morro, at 6 p. m.. May 28, and established a blockade. "The distance from Cienfuegos to Santiago is 315 miles. Commodore Schley did not proceed with all dispatch from Cienfuegos to Santiago de Cuba. "Early on the morning of May 29 the Cristobal Colon and other vessels of the Spanish squadron - were discovered at anchor in the harbor of Santiago, about 1,200 yards from the entrance. "No attempt was made by Commodore Schley on May 29 or May 30 to capture or destroy these Spanish vessels. "At 1:30 p. m., May 30. the cruiser New Orleans and the collier Sterling joined the flying squadron. "At 10:55 a. m., May 31, Commodore Schley shifted his flag to the Massachu setts. ATTACK ON THE COLON. "At 11:10 a. m. the flagship Massa chusetts signaled: 'The Massachusetts, New Orleans and Iowa will go in after dinner to a distance of 7,000 yards and fire at Cristobal Colon with eight. twelve and thirteen-inch guns. Speed about ten knots.' "At 1:30 p. m. the three vessels desig nated steadied, in column, toward the entrance to the harbor of Santiago, heading to the eastward, at about ten knots' speed. The ships passed the har bor entrance, about 7,000 yards distant from the Morro, firing at the Colon and the shore batteries with ranges varying from 7,000 yards to 8,200 yards. All pro jectiles fell short. "WThen the ships had passed to the eastward of the entrance the flagship turned off shore, followed in succession by the other ships, repassed the en trance and fired as before, but with ranges varying from 9,000 yards to 11, 000 yards. Some of these projectiles fell near the Colon. "The fire was returned by the ships In the harbor and by the land batteries. Several projectiles passed over our ves sels, but no injuries were sustained. "The flying squadron did not with draw at night from the entrance to Santiago harbor to a distance at sea. The blockade was maintained at an average distance of about six or seven miles from the harbor entrance during the day and probably somewhere near er during the night. Two vessels per formed picket duty at night, two miles inside of the line of vessels. "The Spanish squadron was discover ed to be In the entrance to Santiago harbor, steaming out, about 9:30 a. m., July 3. 1898. "The Brooklyn at that time was head ing to the westward of north, about 6, 300 yards southwest three-quarters south from the Morro, which was prac tically her blockading position. "Large vessels coming out of the har bor of Santiago were obliged to head about southwest by south, and the Spanish vessels, therefore, in steaming out, until clear of the shoal to the west ward, were obliged to head directly for the position of the Brooklyn. When clear of this shoal the Spanish vessels turned In succession to the westward and took a course nearly parallel to the land. BATTLE OF JULY 3. "The Brooklyn stood toward the RHEUMATISM DR. RAO WAT & CO. 1 have been a sufferer from rheumatism for more than six months. 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When about 1,400 yards distant from the leading Spanish ship, the Teresa, the Brooklyn turned to starboard with her helm hard aport, and continued to turn until she headed to the westward, parallel to the course of the Spanish ships. The commanding officer of the Brooklyn put the helm hard aport and at almost the same instant Commodore Schley gave the order 'hard aport.' When the Brooklyn's helm was put hard aport the Teresa was about 1,400 yards to the eastward of north from the Brooklyn, the "V izcaya was to the east ward of the Teresa and the Colon was to the eastward of the Vizcaya. When the Brooklyn completed the turn and was heading to the westward, parallel to the course of the Vizcaya, the Vizcaya and the Colon were about 2,400 yards to the northward and westward of the Brooklyn. The turn of the Brooklyn was toward the Texas. The Texas stopped and backed her engines. On July 3, 1898, about the time the Brooklyn began her turn to starboard, a conversation regarding the proximity of the Texas took place between Com modore Schley and Lieut. A. C. Hodg son. THAT TALK WITH HODGSON. Admiral Schley caused to be published In a daily paper a letter addressed to him by Lieut. Commander A. C. Hodg son, dated June 11, 1899, In which Lieut. Hodgson said: "The colloquy published In the New York Sun and alleged to have taken place between you and me on the day of the battle of Santiago, July 3, 1898, never occurred." Admiral Schley did not have pub lished the other letters of Lieut, Com mander Hodgson in regard to this let ter. OPINION. The turn of the Brooklvn to starboard was made to avoid getting her into dan- ferous proximity to the Spanish vessels, he turn was made toward the Texas and caused that vessel to stop and back her engines to avoid possible collision.Ad miral Schley did injustice to Lieutenant Commander A. C. Hodgson in publishing only a portion of the correspondence which passed between them. Commodore Schley's conduct in connec tion with the events of the Santiago cam paign prior to June 1. 1898. was charac terized by vacillation, diliatoriness and lack of enterprise. His official reports regarding the coal supply and the coaling facilities of the flying squadron were inaccurate and mis leading. His conduct during the battle of July 3 was self possessed and he encouraged, in his own person, his subordinate officers and men to fight courageouslv. GKOROE DEWEY, Admiral U. S. N., President, SAMUEL C. LEMLY. Judge Advocate General U. S. N., Judg Advocate. DEWEY'S DISSENTING REPORT. In the opinion of the undersigned the passage from Key West to Cienfuegos was made by the flying squadron with all possible dispatch. Commodore Schley hav ing in view the importance of arriving off Cienfuegos with as much coal as possible In the ships' bunkers. The blockade of Cienfuegos was effec tive. Commodore Schley, in permitting tho steamer Adula to enter the port of Cien fuegos. expected to obtain information concerning the Spanish squadron from her when she came out. The passage from Cienfuegos to a point about 22 miles south of Santiago was made with as much dispatch as was pos sible while keeping the squadron a unit. The blockade of Santiago was effective. Commodore Schley was the senior offi cer of the squadron oft Santiago when the Spanish squadron attempted to es cape on the morning of July 3, 189S. He was in absolute command and is entitled to the credit due to such commanding of ficers for the glorious victory which re sulted in the total destruction of the Spanish ships. GEORGE DEWEY, Admiral U. S. N. SAMUEL C. LEMLY. Judge Advocate General U. S. N., Judge Advocate. RECOMMENDATION. In view of the length of time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the events of the Santiago campaign, the court recommends no further proceedings to be had in the premises. GEORGE DEWEY, Admiral U. S. N., President. SAMUEL C. LEMLY. Judge Advocate General U. S. N., Judge Advocate. Admiral Dewey declined to make any statement concerning the court's findings. He said that the court was not dissolved. and that he was still bound by his oath of secrecy. LONG TAKING HIS TIME. Lemly Explains Dewey's Position in the Case. Washington, Dec. 14. The secretary of the navy has before him for review the report of the court of inquiry in the Schley case. He is naturally tak ing time to do this carefully so that im mediate action is not expected. - Mean while the court is technically in session and will remain so until dissolved by order of Secretary Long, who convened it. The practice in such cases is laid down specifically in naval regulation No. 1739, respecting courts of inquiry. The question has been raised since the appearance of two reports in print how far Admiral Dewey, the president of the court subscribed to the opinion ex pressed in the first report and in the findings by appending his signature, that signature being required of him apparently by the regulation above al luded to, regardless of his individual opinion. In response to inquiry on this point the judge advocate general of the navy says: "According to naval practice. Admiral Dewey by affixing his signature to the report of the court of Inquiry in the case of Rear Admiral Schley expresses full concurrence In all the flndir of fact and in all the opinions reached by the court except those with respect to which he has in terms signified dissent in his minority opinion." MAKES A KILLING. Kitchener Cables Home Some Encouraging News. London. Dec. 14. Reporting to the war office from Pretoria under date of yesterday Lird Kitchener says: "Bruce Hamilton, after a long night march surprised Piet Viljoens laager, at dawn December 13, at Witkraens 25 miles northwest of Ermolo. killed 16 Boers and captured 76 armed prisoners. Many others were wounded and were left at farms. He also recaptured one of Benson's guns, the other having been destroyed. Two field cornets are among the prisoners. The recaptured gun is in good order and was used against the retreating enemy." Right Hon. W. St. John Brodrick, sec retary of state" for war wired the gov ernment's congratulations upon Gen. Bruce Hamilton's brilliant achivement. Half Price. 24 beautiful Trimmed Hats, at Mrs. Morrison's, next to the National hotel. 50 or 75 Cents Buys any of our Walking Hats. Mrs. Morrison's, next to the National hotel. Half Price. 24 beautiful Trimmed Hats, at Mrs. Morrison's, next to the National hotel. POLICE JOTTINGS. Jointists Now Haring Trouble to Find Bondsmen. EVERE weather 1 s not conducive to frequent arrests. The evildoer stays in seclusion, and the police ditto. Not a single ar rest was made last night. Dark ness practically closed the business of the day. Hutch inson Cave of the North side was raided Friday af ternoon, without capturing enough booze to fire a plum pudding, and Bob Campbell, col ored, and also of the "beyond the river" district was grabbed this morning. He had a small jug of tanglefoot stowed away under his porch, which the police added to their collection. Two jointists were in the grim bastile this morning for lack of bail. James Inman was arrested Thursday, and fail ed to find a friend with the price of exit. G. G. Chesney secured an appeal bond for $2,000, but the court refused to take it because Richard Hodgins, who signed it, was on several other bonds. The police court is getting hard to please, and bondsmen are getting scarce. That is why Chesney had to stay behind the slats while waiting for the district court to force Judge Lind say to accept the bond. Ulysses Graham, the colored youth accused of disturbing the peace at the Sheldon library in Tennesseetown, man aged to implicate several other boys, Messrs. Gentry, Scott and Williams They all faced the court and the man agers of the library this morning, but only one of them would plead guilty to throwing coal and "pa'ched cawn." Each of the others declared that it was the other three who did the work. The court could not tell who was the dis ciple of Ananias, so he fined the entire bunch $10 per head and suspended the fine until further misdemeanors. The managers say that peace and quiet is the usual thing of late, but that the library at one time was subject to the trouble quite frequently. There is a wickerwork rubber tired baby perambulator at the police sta tion. Merchant Policeman Al Hopkins is to blame. He found the carriage on Kansas avenue last night, and not knowing what else to do with it, trun dled it down to the station. THREW AWAY PAPERS. Farmers' Advocate Makes Dis coveries in Investigation. The Farmers' Advocate company is finding out a few things itself as a re sult of the investigation of its subscrip tion list that is being made by the post office department. It has discovered that its papers are being thrown out the mails at destination points, at least at one Kansas postoffice and perhaps more. Formal complaint was filed today by Judge Allen as attorney for the Advo cate, against the postmaster at Gay lord, Kan., for non-delivery of botn letters and papers from the Advocate office. Judge Allen did not know who the postmaster at Gaylord is, and he simply gave Harry Bone, assistant Uni ted States distrie. attorney, what in formation he had in regard to the mat ter, and Mr. Bone will put an, inspector to work on the case Immediately. The Advocate company cltims that whole packages of their papers have been found at Gaylord where they have been thrown away instead of delivered to subscribers. It has had a number of complaints from Gaylord subscribers because they have not got their Advo cates after paying in advance for them. Webb McNall is one of the kickers. He says he has received only two copies of the Advocate in the past year. One of the bundles found at Gaylord was dated October 4 and the other1 was dated November 2S. At that time L. C. Headley, the veteran editor of the Gay lord Herald, was postmaster. Headley recently sold out, resigned his office as postmaster, and two weeks ago moved to Ponca City, Ok., where he owns a daily newspaper. George Parker has succeeded him as postmaster, but it seems that the troubles of the Advocate happened while Headley was postmas ter. Headley was one of the most popular editors in the Sixth district. He had some trouble several weeks ago with the postoffice department over irregu larities in the sale of stamps, but that was fixed up before he resigned. He has spent a lifetime, almost, in build ing up Smith county, and his removal from Gnylord was greatly regretted. While the complaint made by the Ad vocate does not seem very serious in itself, it is looked up as a grievous offense by the postoffice department, and stringent penalties are placed upon such actions. It seems pathetic fhat Headley should be brought to grief upon his departure from the scene of his long labors, but the federal department of justice is no respecter of persons. In his last issue of the Gaylord Herald Hesdley published the following fare well, which was reprinted by many of the newspapers of the Sixth district: "As I come to say good bye to the friends and home of almost a life-time, my pencil lingers and words fail me. The memory of all bitterness and en mity and strife fades and disappears and only the good and pleasant things remain. In the new home we hope Jo make in the new place which fate seems to have marked out for us in the quiet hours after the day's work is done our thoughts will turn to the oil home, the old friends. Here our chil dren were born, here rest the deal oi l mother and the little ones gone before Here in time we hope also to rest. We love you all, and if you love us a little in return we are satisfied. Be good to yourselves and to eacn other, and so finally gain entrance into that home where "we'll never say good bye.' " TBEYTASTE VERY MUCH LI K I IO jA SIX DAY CYCLE RACE To End Tonight at 10 O'clock With the Riders Very Close. New York, Dec. 14. Nine tired teams, five of them American riders, wheeled about the oval in Madison Square Gar den this morning. The six day bicycle race is to end at 10 o clock tonight. Five of the teams are tied for first hen ors, and the winners probably will not be known until the last lap Is finished. The final preparations have been com pleted. The training quarters have been removed to the track and the riders will go without sleep today. The finish un doubtedly will be fought hard. Instead of the foreigners fighting the American contingent for the lead, it Is a contest for supremacy between the north and south. Munro, Walthour and Newkirk are all southerners and each is confident of winning, while the other leaders hail from the north and are as equally con fident of success. The score at 8 o clock this morning was: Teams. Miles. Laps. McEachern and Walthour... 2,317 2 Butler and McLean 2.317 2 Newkirk and Munro 2.317 2 Maya and Wilson 2.317 2 Babcock and Turville 2.317 2 King and Samuelson 2.316 9 Hall and McLaren 2.316 5 Frederick and Jaak 2.313 9 Julius and Lawson 2,197 8 Yes, there's lime in common soaps; that's reason your skin roughens so easily. Use Sacin-Skln Soap; is pure and not adulterated; gives lovely satin skin. New Model. SO or 75 Cents T"? 11 r, P , . TETaltrfn TTn f'a IT. u Morrison's, next to the National hotel. TODAY'S MARKET REPORT. Chicago. Dec. 14. CORN Cold weather gave a decided impetus to grains at the opening oi ine Doara touay, especially 10 the coarser grains. The strength that was shown late yesterday carried over and May corn opened Wac to ifa.c higher. at 6767e. Cables were firmer than ex pected, receipts were only moderate and a fair demand sprang up at once. The general fear that the cold weather would necessitate increased feeding tostock was the principal factor in the rise. May sold up quickly to 68c, reacted slightly on profit taking and held at 68c at the end of the first hour. Receipts were 167 cars. Profit taking and selling to clear up deals over Sunday brought a set back for corn from top prices and May closed steadv. He higher; at 67,f673c, WHEAT May wheat also felt the influ ence of a good demand both for the out side and the local accounts. Trade early was rather lirrited in volume. May opened a shade lower to 14fac higher, at 8ui 80c, advanced to 80f'lc on cables, and, with corn, reacted to 80c later. In gen eral the trade was nervous over the weather. Local receipts were onlv 40 cars none of contract grade; Minneapolis and uuiutn reportea cars, making a total for the three points of 504 cars, against 764 cars last week, and 527 cars a 3'ear ago. Renewed selling and fear of a heavy visible supply report Monday depressed wheat late in the session and May closed weak and c lower, at 79tfi 7f7sc. OATS Oats opened strong with corn. There was a scattered commission house demand, but the trade was light early and prices did not hold to their early high level. Mav opened H&c to e up, at -16c to 46rg46c, touched 46c and sold back to 4B"c. Receipts were 117 cars. PROVISIONS Provisions started steady on a light run of hogs and early strength in grains. The demand was mostly by shorts. Trade was small. Mav pork open ed 7(515c higher, at $16.85W16.92, and sold to $16.95: May lard 5S7c up, at $9.F7, and May ribs 5ig.7c higher, at $8.62ii. WHEAT Cash: No. 2 red, 80iff82V,c; No. 3 red. 78S81c: No. 2 hard winter, 77', ft78'Ae: No. 3 hard winter, 76&77c: No. 1 northern spring. 77ra78c; No. 2 north ern spring, 76ij'77c; No. 3 spring, 74144? b'C. CORN NO. 3, 64'4OT64HC. OATS No. 2, 46'i(47c: No. 3. 46e. FLAX Cash: Northwestern. $1.47: No. 1, $1.46: Dec., $1.46: May. $1.501.61. RYE Dec, 62c: Mav, 66c. BARLEY Cash: 56frK3c. TIMOTHY March, te .55. CLOVER March. $9.45. Chicago Livestock Market Chicago, Dec. 14. CATTLE Receipts, 100 head. Market steady. Good to prime steers, $8.00S7.50: poor to medium, $3.75'3 5.00: stockers and feeders. $2.00(S4.25: cows, $3.00fi4.15: heifers. $1.75'55.00: canners, $1.00 IS2.U0: bulls. $l.75';74.50: calves. $2.005.26: Texas fed steers, $4.5O5.30;western steers. fg.wa4.'io. HOGS Receipts today. 18.000 head: esti mated Monday, 30.000 head: left over. 16.- 474 head. Heavy steady: lignt loc nigner. Mixed and butchers'. $5.85fa6.40: good to choice heavy, $6.20tfi6.60: rough heavy, $5.75 fas.oo; light, $4.yt.so; duik ot sales, o.bo 6.45. SHEEP Receipts. 5.000 head. Sheep steady: lambs strong. Good to choice wetrers. S3.&tri4.uu: lair to choice mixed. $2.75"i3.40; western sheep, $3.00"fi4.OO: native lambs, tz.bivas.w; western lamps, IZ.lKiro4.oiJ. Official receipts ana snipments yester day: .nog??. iaitie. sneep. Receipts 3,050 40.099 S.3U9 Shipments 4,075 4.3S4 l,i35 Kansas City Live'stoo. Kansas City. Dec. 14. CATTLE Re ceipts, 200 head. Market steady. Heavy native steers. S4.75'(' b.oo: Texas and Indian steers. $3.5OSi4.70; Texas cows. $2.40a3.75; native cows and heifers. sz.7m:a.75: stock ers and feeders. $3.00S4.50; bulls, $2.25ri $4.25: calves, $3.5DS5.75. HOGS Receipts, li.ww head. Market steady to 5c hisher. Bulk of sales. $5.S5'J 6.55: heavy, pi.&Y- 6.70: packer?', $8.35i6.55; medium. SR. 25a 6 .50: light. S5.a'ra6.40: york- ers. $5.10f 6.25: pigs. $4.50S.10. 8HEEf-Keceiiits. iuu neaa. MarKet unchanged. Muttons, $3.00f.4.00: lambs. $4.00fa4.fl0: wpstern wethers, $4.25&4.70; ewes. $3.003.50. Kansas City Produce. Kansas Citv. Dec. 14. Close WHEAT Dep., 73c; May, 77c. Cash: No. 2 hard. 74ia75c: No. 3. 73-u74c: jno. a red. Sb-asbw-c: No. 3. Sit 85c. CORN Dec. . 70c: Jan.. 6874369c: Mav. 6!M(&tsa4c. Cash: No. 2 mixed, 68H69i4c: jno. 2 wnite, twc: ino. a. tc OATS-MO. 2 v lute. 4oC. RYE No. 2, 65fa65Hc. HAY Choice timothy, $13.50;choice prai rie. S13.75T 14.00. BUTT ER Creamery, li(Q22c: dairy, fan cy. 17c. EGG S Fresh, 21c. WHEAT Receipts, 30 cars. ToeH Marts-,1 fFurnished by A. G. Goodwin. Commis sion Merchant, 601 Kansas ave.J Topeka, Dec. 14. HOGS. HEAVY $5.50(36.00. LIGHT $4.75fi5.!i0. ROUGH $5. 00'r; 5. 75. GRASS CATTLE. HEIFERS $2,5063.25. CO WS $2.01 Vu 3.00: VEAL CALVES. H E A V Y $2.5fVa 3.00. LIGHT $3. 5011 4. 25. DRY LOT CATTLE STEERS $3. Wit 4.00. COWS AND HEIFERS $3.003.50. GRAIN. NO. 2 WHEAT 70c. NO. 2 WHITE CORN 67c. MIXED CORN 66c. NEW CO RN 64 65c. OATS 5Cc. . PRODUCE. BUTTER 18c. EGGS 20c. HAY $12.0013.00. ALFALFA $12. 003 13. 00. Topeka xlide Market. Topeka. Dec. 14. 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. Sugar Market. New York, Dec. 14. SUGAR Raw steady. Fair refining, 3 9-32c; centrifugal, 96 test, 3ic; molasses sugar, 3 l-32e. Re- WMWI MD MISCELLANEOUS ADS. IREE MESSENGER, FOR WANT3 PULL a Postal Telegraph-Cabl box or call by telephone No. 417 and have your Want Ads brought to the State Journal office by free messenger. No charge to you for messenger service. Coat of clari fied ads 5 cents per line of 6 weriis to tn line and every fraction thereof. WANTED SITUATIONS. WHEN you want to ntre a man or boy. call ud Y. M. C. A., telephone 311. We nave a list of men and confidential ref erences concerning them. Y. M. C. A. Employment Bureau. 117 East Eighth at. WANTED Situation as pressman, cylin- aer or joo presses, nua iz years experi ence and can give good references. Ad dress M. Vogel, 330 Lawrence St., Topeka, Kan. WANTEDMALE HELP. CIVIL service government positions!) 89 aPDOintments mflde ljt venr iimbablv 10,000 this year. Only common school edu cation required for examination. Cata logue of information free. Columbian Cor respondence College, Washington. D. C. WANTED Young man over 21 for perma nent salaried position, chance for ad vancement, $ij6 monthly and all expenses to start. Addressed envelope for particu lars P. Gillis, Pontiac bldg., Chicago. A WELL known professional cartoonist for 16 years on Puck. Judge. Lire, N. Y. Herald. Journal and World, wants corre spondence pupils with talent for drawing. .Moderate tuition. IN; 1. sscnool ot curl cature. 85 World bldg. WANTED By a Philadelphia dry goods manufacturer, a traveling salesman for spring trade to sell on commission to re tail stores; good side line. South Phila delphia Woolen Co., Box 1341, Philadel phia, Pa- fined steady. Crushed, $5.40; powdered, $5.00; granulated, $4.90. I'OHrKK steady. No. 7 Klo. BTiQ. MOLASSES Steady. New Tork Money Market. New York. Dec. 14. Noon MONEY Money on call steady at 4 per cent: primo mercantile nauer. 41.'Ti5 Der cent: sterling exchange firmer, with actual business in bankers' bills at $4.S614,'a4.8i;i,i for demand and at $4.82-i4.S2V for HO days; posted rates. $4.S3V&4.81 and $4.S74.87H; com mercial D111S. 4.S21'i,fa4.Si1i. blLv fc,K Bar silver. 5oc: Mexican dol lars. 43SC BONDS state bonds Irregular: railroad bonds inactive. Cotton Market. Galveston. Dee. 14. COTTON Quiet at Sew York. Dec. 14. COT TUN-spot cot ton quiet. Middling uplands, 8ic; mid dling gulf, S9iC. Wool Market. St. Louis. Deo. 14. WOOL Firm. Ter ritory and western mediums, lSlsCinne, imgudc; coarse, msiivia. New York Stocks. New York. Dec. 14. Wall Street. The feature of the opening dealings in stocks was Amalgamated Copper, of which 2,K) shares sold at eoiiBS, compared with 66 at last night's close. The majority of stocks sold a fraction higher and there were large transfers of a number of stocks. General Electric jumped 4 points. Amalgamated copper was unloaded frefly until it touched 65, where It was supported. Just before 11 o clock Amal gamated Copper broke to 641i. a new low record, and the general list fell awav again. Prices hardened and Amalgamated Copper rallied to 65T4. but tife movement was dull and sluggish until the appear ance of the bank statement. Large loan contraction Induced a brisk buying move ment and an upward rush of prices to tho best of the day. St. Paul, Manhattan. Wa bash preferred and Rubber goods rose l1 to Vz points over last night and there were rallies or i to 14. points m ctngar. Union Pacific. New York Central. Penn sylvania, Missouri Pacific. Delaware anil Hudson and B. R. T. Colorado Fuel ad vanced 4 points. Heavy realizing met the advance, but the offerings lightened as prices declined. The closing was dull and firm, but below the best. Market Gosaio. rFurnished by A. G. Goodwin. Commis sion Merchant, 601 Kansas ave.J Kansas Citv grain receipts: Wheat. 20 cars; corn, 100 cars: oats, 27 enrs. A year ago: Wheat, 92 cars; corn, 53 cars; oats. t cars. Northwest grain receiots todav: Minne apolis. 275 cars: Duluth. 189 cars. Same day a year ago: Minneapolis, 348 care: IJUlUin, D4 caxii. 1ULH1, rrt tula blsuimbi. cars. Kansas Citv: Privileges for Monday. May wheat Puts, 77c; calls, 78Vc; curb. 78c. May corn Puts, 68c; calls, 70c; curb, 9?c. Closing Liverpool cables: Wheat, & higher; corn, d higher, for the day. Kan?e of Prices fFurnished bv A. G. Goodwin. Commla sion Merchant, 601 Kansas ave.J Chicago, Dec. 14. Open High Low Close Yes WHEAT- Dec .... May ... 76 76T4-77 75 80-81 79 64,-65 64 67- 68 V 67 75 7614 79- H 64 ' 64 67t4- 67- CORN Dec Mav .., OATS Dec .... Mav ... 4514 46-46 464 44 46 44 45 464 4fi- FORK Dec .... Jan .... May 15 40 15 25 16 45 16 45 16 35 16 85 16 90 16 77 16 45 16 45 16 85-9016 95 LARD Jan .... Mav ... 9 87 9 87 9 90 9 90 9 87 9 87 9 85-87 9 92 9 80-SJ 9 80-82 RIBS Dec .... Jan ... May . . 8 45 8 37-40 8 42 8 45 8 42 8 45 8 37-40 8 62 8 fi5 8 60 8 62 8 56-57 KANSAS CITY. Kansas city. Pec, n. ITI..U T ( " 1 ., Vm open mgu wwao Yes WHEAT- Dec May ... 73 77-4 77 73 78'4-H 78 70 70 er) 6"4i 69 6! 69 70 CORN Dec Jan March . May ... 70 70 69 6S-9fisT4-S9 68 6y 6H 9 69 69 69 Asked. Bid. Range of Prices 00 Stock. Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions, Irain Provisions. Cotton and Stock. Of ice lio West Sixth street. 'Phone 4S6. 'nrcnntiiii,iit Christie Grain and StouK Co., Kansas City, Mo. New York. Dec. 14. Op'n High Low (Tsf Yes . 121 121 119 12" l2' Sugar feopie s lias ... Amal. Copper .. 9S 9914 98 98 98 6: 66 2 4i 38 51 S') 63 41 3S14 51 4 62 4" 377, n 62 41 38 51 62 4i 38 50 2H s. .K. 1 T. S. Steel 'exas Pacific .. M K. & T o. W. 51 Zl 24 24 St. Paul Rock Island Atchison, com . Atchison, pfd .. Manhattan .. .. Western Union Mo. Pacific Wabash So. Pacific U. P., com Southern Rwy. Reading N. Y. Central .. T. C. I Erie C. & O. B. & O L. & N Pacific Mail .... 15f 16" 158 li 15! 147 147 147 147 14t', 76 76 76 7 7'1 9S 9 9" 98 97-, 132 133 132 132 132 .. 91 ! 1 4 .. 102 103 102 102 102 .. 41 43 41 42 . 41 5 i-. D'4 O'-TA 9:i 99 9 W 99 32 4 12 . 47 47 4 47 . 16Z 163 162 168 60 61 60 61 . 39 39 3i 39 45 45 45 45 4""H 101 1i2 101 101 101 104 1U5 108 104 1"1 ..... 44t