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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING-. DECEMBER 14, 1901.
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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
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Spanish vessels with varying helm, fired
one shot from her forward turret at
3,500 yards range, which proved short,
and then engaged with her port battery.
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.
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Morrison's, next to the National hotel.
50 or 75 Cents
Buys any of our Walking Hats. Mrs.
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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
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