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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING-. DECEMBER 18,-1901.
6 mmmmmmmm, t . -7 , LiiLu..! winid irinlr ifi8r:A3LC)fnn Makes poor bread good, good bread better. The best butter you ever tasted because it's rightly made and rightly kept. Every pound packed in an air-tight, odor-proof package, sealed at the creamery. Ask your grocer for it. THE CONTINENTAL CREAMERY COMPANY. TOPEKA. KAS. GENTLEMEN have the reputation of having a DREAD of the questions arising inci- . dent to CHRISTMAS giving, but we feel we can bring the trouble down to a minimum by offering our line of AMERICAN QUEEN SILKS IN BLACK as a suitable gift for young ladies or those of more ad vanced years. Have sold these fabrics for eight years, al ways with a guarantee. Never have had one returned as damaged or imperfect. Therefore, we Know no better Silks ane made. To be had only of us ; are Topeka agents. Others may tell you theirs are as good, but ours have been tested and found true. We mention : Tiffeta S1.38 Peau de Soie SI S2 Satin Duchess gl to S2 Gros Grain SI to 1.50 Faille Francaise. SI to 1.50 If Colored Silks are pre ferred, we can please with a large line in desirable colors, in wanted fabrics. AN INSPECTION IS SOLICITED. thTMillsco; AUDITORIUM, Friday Evening, Doccmtnr 20th. giffin's entertainers. Tilnsic, Songs, and Character Sketches. A first class show for And a chance to dance after the Show. Tickets for sale at Palace clothing store. Rowley & Snow's drug store, and Klingaman Bros.'s drug store. Dance tickets can be got only from the ushers in the hall. Grand Masquerade Ball To bo given by the Woodmen of the World, at the Auditorium Christmas Night, December 25th. $15.00 in Gold will he given away as prises. Everybody stands an equal chance. Tickets 50c. Ladles Free. Spectators loo Tickets are on sale at F. Swearingen's Jewelry Store, and at N. H. Wolff's Tailor Shop. Music by Swearinpteo's Fall Orchestra. five Inches of Snow at Omaha. Omaha, Dec. 18. Snow began falling in this city and over a greater part of the state at an early hour today. It has reached a depth of five inches and the local weather forecaster predicts a continued fall tonight. Street cars have been considerably hampered and trains from the west are coming in Srosa, thirty minutes to two hours late. 5C CONFIRMED BIT SENATE. Long List Presidential Appointees fixed in Their Places. Washington, Dec. 18. The senate has confirmed these nominations: To be United States district judges: J. T. Adams, southern district of New Tork; Thomas G. Jones, northern and middle districts of Alabama; Robert W. Archibald, middle district of Pennsyl vania; Benjamin E.Keller, southern dis trict of West Virginia; Andrew H. J. Cochran, eastern district of Kentucky. James H. McCleary, associate justice supreme court of Porto Rico. Judges of the United States court of Indian Territory: William H. H. Clayton, for the central district; Charles W. Raymond of Illi nois; no district named. Judges supreme court of New Mexico: William J. Mills, chief justice, Johjj R. McFie and frank Parker, associate jus tices. Judges of the supreme court of Okla homa: - . John H. Bufford, chief justice, and B. T. Hayner and B. F. Bur well, associate justices. i Hosea Townsend,' judge of the United States court, southern district of Indian Territory. TTnired States attorneys: William B. Johnson, southern district of Indian Territory; J. H. Wilkins, cen tral district of Indian Territory; L. H. Valentine, southern district of Califor nia; P. L. Soper, northern district of In dian Territory; Nathan F. Harlan, third division, district of Alaska; John S. Dean, district of Kansas; E. M. Cran ston, district of Colorado. United States marshals: Benjamin F. Hackett, central district of Indian Territory; Creighton M. For aker, territory of New Mexico; Leo E. Bennett.north.ern district of Indian Ter ritory. William C. Sanger, assistant secretary of war; William F. Willoughby, treas urer of the island of Porto Rico; A. W. Thompson, receiver of public moneys at Clayton, N. M. ; E. C. Fox, register of the land office at Clayton, N. M. ; Chas. A. Prouty, interstate commerce com missioner; Robert C. Bodie, supervising inspector of steam vessels, second dis trict. W. L. Toose, postmaster at Wood burn, Ore. SMITH'S RESIGNATION. It Will Not Take Effect Until the First of the Year. Washington, D. C, Dec. 18. The resignation of Charles Emory Smith, of Philadelphia, as postmaster general, will take effect next month and Henry C. Payne, of Wisconsin, vice chairman of the Republican national committee, will be nominated as his successor im mediately after the holiday recess. Mr. Smith has agreed to remain until Janu ary 15, if necessary, but will return im mediately thereafter to Philadelphia to resume the editorship of the Philadel phia Press. This change In the cabinet was form ally announced at today's session of the cabinet. All the members of the cabinet expressed their profound regret and the president paid a very impressive trib ute to the services and personality of tne retiring member of his official fam ily. He said that he sought to persuade Mr. Smith to alter his determination and to remain in the cabinet, but with out success and he had finally accepted Mr. Smith's reasons as decisive. Mr. Smith first announced to the president, the latter part of last month, that he had decided to return to' his edi torial duties. The president at that time urged him to remain. Mr. Smith, however, had been fre quently reminded by his business asso ciates of the duties devolving upon him, and was anxious to return to them. He had several talks with Pres ident Roosevelt on the subject and finally on Saturday afternoon, last, formally tendered to the president the following leter of resignation: "Washington. D. C, Dec. 14, 1901. "My Dear Mr. President: "Following my verbal communication of some time Bgo, I beg to tender my resignation of the office of postmaster general to take effect at your early convenience on the appointment and qualification of my successor. "This step is taken in fulfillment of a plan long since formed, for purely personal reasons, the execution of which has been delayed until It could be carried out without embarrassing your declared policy and until department measures in which I am deeply Inter ested could be satisfactorily advanced and assured. "In laying down the trust committed to my hands I want to thank you most sincerely for the confidence you have reposed in me, and for the great pleas ure I have found in an association which has deepened my esteem for you personally and my admiration for the spirit and aims of your administra tion. "With my best wishes that you may have the largest measure of success I remain Faithfully yours, "CHARLES EMORY SMITH." Mr. Smith delayed the formal tender until the president has chosen his suc cessor. Mr. Payne Is now at his home in Wisconsin. His name will go into the senate for confirmation the first week of January. He is expected to be ready to take charge of the office by the middle of next month at the latest. It is stated that no other changes in the cabinet are at present contemplated. Mr. Smith has been postmaster general since April 21, 1898, succeeding James A. Gary, of Maryland, virtually at the out set of the Spanish war. Mr. Gary had been one of President McKlnley's original cabinet appointees, but felt himself physically unable to bear the strain of tne cabinet duties dur ing the war. Postmaster General Smith in an interview spoke as fol lows about the action: "As indicated in my letter of resigna tion, this step has been taken in con formity with a plan formed many months ago. I communicated my pur pose to the president last month with the accompanying statement that I wished to consult his convenience as to the time when I should go out. The president was exceedingly gracious and strongly urged me to stay, but finally accepted my reasons as conclusive or my duty to myself. My relations with the president have been of the most cordial character and have strengthen ed as we have worked together. We have een in thorough accord in all matters of policy. I hi ve formed the highest estimate of his lofty and patri otic standard of administration and it has been a great pleasure to co-operate with him. My resignation has been de layed beyond my original purpose for two reasons which have been harmon ized. First, to consult the president's wishes and not to embarrass his de clared policy as to his cabinet, and, second, to carry forward department policies in which I am greatly interest ed to a point-where their success is as sured. My successor, Mr. Payne, is a man who by ability, experience and knowledge of public affairs Is admira bly fitted for the place, and I am glad to surrender the trus to tuch excellent hands. I return to active journalism with a feeling of great satisfaction." BRIEF TELEGRAMS. Washington, Dec. IS. The transport Kilpatrick has arrived at Nagasaki on her way to San Francisco with short-term soldiers, and the transport Egbert has left Nagasaki for Manila. Washington. Dec. 18. Delegate Wilcox, of Hawaii, has introduced a bill making the leper colony of Hawaii a United States government reservation, and pro viding that the colony shall be under the control of the secretary of the treasury. Racine. Wis.. Dec. 18. The missing lum ber barge Galea is safe. She was picked up. about ten miles northeast of this port today by the steamer Santa Maria. The crew had suffered from cold, but were not frozen. Washington, Dec 18. The house com mittee on Interstate and foreign com merce has fixed January 11 for taking up the Pacific cable Question. Washington, Dec. 18. The river and harbor committee has taken action which insures the early presentation of a river and harbor bill. It was determined to close the hearings on January 25. and to have the bill ready to report on February 10. Washington, Dec. 18. Secretary Root has sent to congress estimates of $2,000, 000 for barracks and quarters in the Phil ippines outside of Manila. Washington. Dec. 18. Secretary Long has sent to congress deficiency naval es timates aggregating $5,000,000, of which $4,000,000 is a deficiency for ordnanle. Denver, Colo.. Dec 18. A special to the News from Alma, Colo., says a man named Whaite, aged 60 years, living near Green's Lake, was frozen to death on the road between Alma and Fairplay Sunday evening. His horse was so badly frozen that It was found necessary to kill the animal. Helena, Ark., Dec. 18. John Grey and Bruggman Jarret, cotton pickers, were frozen to death near Trenton last night, their bodies being found this morning. Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 18. An east bound fast mail train on the Union Pa cific crashed into the rear end of a freight train near Rawlins last night. The pas sengers were shaken up and Fireman Charles Browl seriously injured. A wrecking outfit and doctors have been sent to the scene. Y. M. C. A. ROBBED. Soma One Raids Cash Drawer of Railroad Branch. The cash drawer of the railroad-T. M. C. A. here was robbed of a snail sum of money Tuesday. The fact that the drawer had been emptied was discov ered about 10 o'clock Tuesday. This is not the first time that the cash drawer has been robbed recently. With in the past few months, four or five dol lars have been taken prior to the last "clean up." ' Blizzard in Scotland. London, Dec. 18. A snow blizzard is raging today over practically the whole of Scotland and parts of England and Wales. The roads and railroads are blocked. Many country districts are iso lated and in others work has been sus pended on account of the weather. There have - been several deaths from exposure and numbers of minor shipwrecks have been reported. Orphans' Home Destroyed. Tiffin, O., Dec. 18. The two story brick heating plant of the St. Francis Catholic Orphans' Home was almost entirely destroyed by fire at 3 o'clock this morning. Conditions are very ser ious for the 300 inmates as the ther mometer registers around zero and there is no other way of heating the institution. REALLYJJROWN IIP Kansas Historical Society Cele brates 25th Birthday. Veteran 'Members Present to Talk of Experience. JUDGEXIXGMAN'S TALK First President Tells How So ciety Was Built Up. D. W. Wilder's Paper Is Read by W. E. Connelley. The celebration held by the State Historical society in the senate cham ber last night In commemoration of the 25th birthday of the organization was a success. The program was carried out with the exception of the reading of a paper on the "Historical Societies In the United States," by Daniel W. Wilder. Mr. Wilder was not present, but his paper, an interesting collection of facts about the different societies for the preservation and collection of history, was read by Mr. W. E. Con nelley, who was one of the committee of five. In speaking of Mr. Wilder, John Francis, president of the society, referred to him as "the father of Kan sas literature." The invocation was made by Rev. Dr. H. D. Fisher, chap lain of the society, and a pioneer who remembers only too well the strenuous times when the making or breaking of Kansas depended on the manner in which those sturdy vanguards of civili zation faced the situation. The president's address, "The Occa sion" was short, but fully explained the reason of the meeting and the worn of the society. Mr. Wilder's paper showed by the rec ords that the Kansas society was one of the greatest in all the states; that of Wisconsin upon which over a million dol lars has been spent, and which has a handsome building, being one of the few which exceeds our own in import ance. The Kansas organization has made a great feature of preserving all the newspapers and books produced in the state and has set the example in this respect for other states and terri tories. "The Oklahoma society" says Mr. Wilder "was founded by a former Kansan and I expect that In the Philip pines will be established by a formerly-of-Kansas man." He attributed the suspension of the Historical society of Georgia for a few years after 1859 to the fact that "some of us were 'march ing through Georgia' about that time." When the venerable ex-Chief Justice of the Supreme court, and first presi dent of the State Historical society, Samuel A. Kingman, rose to deliver his address, a wave of applause passed over the audience. He Invited the audience to come as far forward as possible, as hia voice could not reach far. He began by declaring that if he were looking for an illustration of the growth and improvement of the past 25 years, he would offer as a comparison the first and last presidents of the soci ety. JUDGE JKINGMAN'S ADDRESS. Samuel A. Kingman, the veteran ex chief justice of Kansas, delivered the following address: The subject given me implies egotism. Tou cannot speak of things that abide In the memory without bringing your self In with the thought. Self and mem ory are one, therefore what shall seem egotistic in my remarks, should be overlooked. Why I am myself but a reminiscence. In my youth when "In life's morning march our bosoms are young," I .had strong desires that the world, some how, in some way, should be the better for my life. Even now when selfishness has cor-oded, and failures have weak ened confidence and shaken faith, I still have such desires. how far they have failed of realization wholly or partially It were bootless now to inquire. I am happy in the thought that in one matter which I have had part how ever small or feeble, yet a little and my best, is this society, whose quarter cen tennial we celebrate tonight. It is now a great institution, useful now and In the future beyond the com prehension of any mind. And I was in it at the beginning. It Is good to be at the beginning of a good thing. We are naturally anxious in its first feeble strivings, we watch its growth and de velopment with curious Interest, we tremble with anxiety when its existence seems imperiled, and rejoice when its action promises success. It is these features that have given the charm to the story of Robinson Cru soe, the delight of generations of boys. It was the start of a new life under strange conditions so simply told, that gives the absorbing interest to the story. That such an institution as this was needed no one can doubt. Other efforts were made and failed: but the failures showed that the want existed. As early as 1859 an historical society were organ ized in Lawrence, and you may see in that invaluable work, "The Annals of Kansas," that one S. A. Kingman de livered the annual address. In 1868 a similar society was organisi ed in Topeka and the same individual delivered the first annual address. This society organized in 1875 was the result of action taken by the State Press association moved thereto by our beloved ex-President Wilder. The so ciety is therefore the child of the press, and generously and nobly has it stood by its offspring, and well deserves the grateful mention of Its services by one who knows whereof he speaks. When the society was formed it was merely a shadow, floating in the. air. It Is true it had officers' and nothing else. No funds' to conduct its work, no li brary, not even a room in which to meet. Mr. Baker was the first secretary; but he soon resigned to accept the more pleasant duty of treasurer; pleasant be cause there was nothing to do, but hold a barren trust. Mr. Adams was then made secretary. Not because of any special fitness for the place, but because he had a little time that he could steal from other du ties. It is true he was well known for his high character, his fidelity and hi3 industry, but he had these qualities in common with many other persons. That which made him the invaluable officer he Droved to be was not known or con sidered; but if we had searched Kansas over, we should probably have not found his equal for doing the immediate work before us to gather in and pre serve the records of the past and save those of the present' Kansas was the field of labor, and skillfully and dili gently did he labor in It. The facts were scattered everywhere and perish able. Our secretary had an appetite for facts relating to Kansas. No event was so insignificant as to escape his notice if it bore upon our history. Ha was indefatigable in his search, patient yet oersistent in his pursuit, and quick to seize any facts that would illustrate our history. His avidity in this direc tion was as remarkable as It was use ful. They are the treasures of this so ciety garnered largely by him, and are a perpetual memorial of his worth. The music of the evening added a charming feature. There were a piano solo beautifully played by Miss Helen Thompson; an original number by Mrs. Foster at the piano and Mr. Henry Schwarzkopf of the 'cello; a quartette, Mrs. F. S. Thomas, Mrs. Wm. Dickey, Mrs. Ferry and Mrs. Foster. After the program was completed, the audience adjourned to the fourth floor of the south wing, the new home of the society, where they were entertained by a reception committee composed of Mrs. W. E. Stanley, Jno. Francis and wife. S. A. Kingman and wife. Judge W. A.-Johnston and wife, Geo. W. Martin and wife and Dr. A. H. Thompson and wife. The spacious quarters of the society and the thousands of interesting books, relics, files, etc., attracted great Inter est. The decorations were appropriate. Among the valuable possessions of the society attracting much notice are a large, well preserved German Bible printed in 1545 and a work on botany published In 1737 and showing hundreds of plants In their natural colors. Among the visitors were Col. T. R. Anthony of Leavenworth, Prof. Carruth of Lawrence, Mrs. Noble Prentis of Kansas City. NAMED BY ROOSEVELT. The President Fills a Number of Important Places. Washington, D. C, Dec. 18. The president today sent the following nomi nations to the senate: Miguel A. Otero, governor of New Mexico; Benjamin S. Baker, Nebraska, associate justice of the supreme court of New Mexico; Levi R. David, receive! of public moneys at Santa Fe, New Mexico. Also the appointments under the de partment of justice announced yester day after the cabinet meeting. Washington Notes, John Huddleson and Edward W. Haines have been appointed guards at the peni tentiary at 1 ort Leavenworth, Kas. Homer A. Seip, of Summerfield, Kas., has been appointed inspector on board at the naval station at Cavite, Philippine islands. Postoffices established: Hygienic, Shaw nee county, Kansas, with Anthony Over ton as postmaster: Lambert, Woods coun ty, Oklahoma, with Ozero Wright as postmaster. Rural free delivery service will be es tablished on February 1 as follows in Kansas: Hall's Summit, Coffey county, one carrier, length of route 24 miles, pop ulation served. 600: carrier, Harry F. Bell. Waverly, Coffey' county, two car riers, length of route 51 miles: popula tion served, 1,375; carriers, O. G. Emer son and C. M. Craig. White City, Morris county, one carrier, length of route, 27 miles: population served, 500; carrier, Carson E. Wallace. TODAI'S MARKET REPORT. Chicago, Dec. 18. WHEAT Light offer ings and a good cable list helped wheat at the opening today. May started a shade to c higher at 80 to 80&c Trade early was small and about evenly divided. Local and northwestern receipts, however, were so small that strength soon developed. The cold weather and short age of cars makes very hard railroading, and traders fear there may be a shortage of stocks here. Corn added some small strength to wheat. May advanced to 80e and at the end of the first hour was sell ing at 80c. Local receipts were only 14 cars, none of contract; Minneapolis and Duluth reported 516 car3, making a total for the three points of 530 cars,' against 805 last week and 463 a year ago. Liberal selling by early buyers In wheat brought a sharp sag late in the session, and May sold off to 79c, closing weak .c down at 794tc CORN May corn opened a shade higher to a shade lower at 67c to 67c on a small trade. Offerings, however, were scanty, the cables somewhat higher, and a firm feeling began to develop. Profes sionals were doing some buying and shorts covered. This carried May up to 67c. At this figure more stuff was put on the market and prices eased to 67c Receipts were only 37 cars. Corn closed weak. May c lower at 66c. OATS Oats were dull early with a light trade but the usual small offerings. May ooened a shade lower at 45c, but sold up with other grains to 45(c. easing later on better offerings to 45c. Receipts were 96 cars. PROVISIONS Hog products all opened unchanged regardless of lower prices for hogs. Trade was dull, but prices held steady. May pork opened at $16.80 and sold to $16.87V16.90: May lard at $9.90 and advanced a shade, and May ribs at $8.62 and sold up 2c. WHEAT Cash: No. 2 red. 80(ff82c; No. 3 red. 77VwSS2c; No. 2 hard winter, 76S77c: No. 3" lard winter, 75S76c: No. 1 northern spring. 76S7Sc: No. 2 northern spring. 75876c; No. 3 spring, 71iK75c. CORN No. 2, : No. 3, 6465c. OATS No. H. 46: No. 3, 46c. FLAX Cash: N. W.. $1.56; S. W., $1.54. Dec. $1.55; May, $1.56. RYE Dec, 62c; May,' 66c. BARLEY Cash, 56ffl63c. TIMOTHY March, $6.55. CLOVER March, $9.50. Chicago Livestock Market. Chicago, Dec 18. CATTLE Receipts, 20,000. Steadv to 10c lower. Good to prime steers, $6.25(57.5u: poor to medium, $3.80M 6.00: stockers and 'feeders, $2.004.25; cows. $1.004.50: heifers. $1.50g5.15: canners. $1.00 2.00: bulls. $1.754.50; calves. $2.505.75; Texas fed steers, $4.30(35.40. HOGS Receipts today. 48.000: tomorrow. 40.000; left over. 9.4S9. Steady to 5c lower. Mixed and butchers', $5.85S6.50: good to choice heavv, $6.30&6.70: rough heavy, $5.80 6.10; light, $5.305.90; bulk of sales, $5.85 6.40. SKEEP Receipts. i2,000. Sheep, steady to 10c lower: lames. 10 to 15c lower. Good to choice wethers, $3.75g4.40; fair to choice mixed, $2.803.60: western sheep, $3.004.00; native lambs, $2.50(5.55; western lambs, $2.00-64.25. Official receipts and shipments for yes terday: Cattle. Hogs. Sheep. Receipts 5.092 32,071 15.377 Shipments 1.520 1,410 864 Kansas City Livestock. Kansas City, Dec. 18. CATTLE Re ceipts, 8.000. Including 200 Texans. Market easv to shade lower. Native beef steers, I4.75H6.50; Texas and Indian steers, $3.00 4.75: Texas cows. $2.25'd3.75: native cows and heifers, $2.75S.25; stockers and feed ers. $3.00'ai4.25; bulls, $22.214.171.124; calves. $3.25(55.50. HOGS Receipts, 17,000; market steady to 10c lower. Bulk of sales. $5.806.65; heavy, $6.65''a6.75; packers, $6.3&fi6.6o; me dium. $6.256.65; light, $5.40(g,6.46; yorkers, $5.266.25: pigs. $4.25&6.15. SHEEP-Receipts, 2.500; market 5c high er Muttons, $3.00;S'4.25: lambs, $4.505.30; western wethers, $3.254.10; ewes, $3.00 3.80. Kansas City Produce. Kansas City, Dec. 18. WHEAT Dec, TS-Ue: May. 7740. Cash: No. 2 hard, 74Mt 75V..c: No. 3, 74c; No. 2 red, 86tys; No. 3, g4i,ig S5i,e : No. 2 spring, 73'&74c. CORN Dec, 6Sy.c: Jan. 68c; May, 6Sc Cash: No. 2 mixed. 67Q.68c; No. 2 white. 68?c: No. 3. 67(fi67iC. OATS No. 2 white. 47c. RYE No. 2. 65a6c- HAY Choice timothy, $13.50; do. prairie, $13.75'ffl4.00. BUTTEH - Creanmy, 1822c; dairy, fancy. ISc. EGGS Fresh. 24c Receipts of wheat, 72 cars. Cotton Market. , New York, Dec. 18. COTTON Closed quiet. Middling uplands, 8c; do. Gulf, 89ic Wool Market. St. Louis, Deo. 18. WOOL Strong. Ter ritorv and western mediums, 14fe16c; fine, vll&-15c; coarse, lltjjl4e. Sugar Market. New Xork. Sac 18 SUGAR Raw, CHARLES ADAMS & CO. THE WOMAN'S STORE. For a Christmas Present One Pair or more of Kid Gloves in Hand-Painted Glove Boxes. You buy the Gloves" We Furnish the Boxes FREE. 77ie fact that we sell none but guaranteed Gloves of Best Selected Styles, adds largely to the value of gifts of Gloves from this store. "Triumph" Gloves $100 "Ideal" Gloves 1.50 "Perfect" Gloves 2.00 A Half-Dozen Handkerchiefs in Hand-Painted Handkerchief - Boxes. We believe we show more exclusive novelties in Handker chiefs than any store in the city. Prices range front $c up wards but we show the largest assortment at 15c, 25c and SOc Make your selection and WE FURNISH THE BOXES FREE. Beautiful Necfcwear and High Novelty Belts in Hand-Painted Boxes. The assortment is so varied that anyone can be suited with every purchase of one dollar or more of Neckwear or Belts WE FURNISH THE BOXES FREE. Any one of the Beautiful SILK UMBRELLAS (We engrave them gratis.) or Fur Scarfs, Collaretts, Muffs, and Capes ' . .. that we are offering special values in. a STORE OPEN EVENINGS, a steady; fair refining. 3 9-32c; centrifugal, test, 3e; molasses sugar, 3 l32a Re fined, barely steady; crushed, $5.40; powd ered, $5.00: granulated, $4.90. MOLASSES Steady. COFFEE Quiet; No. 7 Rio. 6Tia New Tork Money Market. New York, Dec. 18. MONEY Money on call easier at 5 per cent. ; prime mercantile paper, 5g5t4 per cent.; sterling exchange firmer, with actual business in bankers' bills at$4.863i(4.87 for demand, and at $4.834 for 60 days; posted rates, $4.84r(i 4.87; commercial bills, $4.82S4.8314. SILVER Bar silver, 55c; Mexican dol lars, 43io. BONDS Government bonds Irregular. U. S. ref. 2s, reg 108U U. S. 2s, coupon , lOS'.-i U. S. 3s, reg 10 IT. S. 3s, coupon 108' U. S. new 4s, reg.. 13m XT. S. new 4s, coupon lSSs XJ. S. old 4s, reg 11) XT. S. old 4s, coupon... 112 XT. S. 5s. reg 107 XJ. S. 5s, coupon 107. . Topeka Markets Topeka, Dec. 18. HOGS. HE A VT- $5. 50(6 . 00. LIGHT $4. 75 Sz 5.80. ROUGH $5.00(fi5.75. GRASS CATTLE. HEIFER S $2.501 3.25. COWS $2.001 3.007 VEAL CALVES. HEAVY $2.5063.00. LIGHT $3. 506 4. 25. DRTt LOT CATTLE. STEERS S3.0OW4.0O. COWS AND HEIFERS $3.OO3.50. GRAIN. NO. 2 WHEAT 70c. NO. 2 WHITE CORN 67c MIXED CORN 66c. NEW CORN 64 65c. OATS 5Cc. PRODXJCE. BXTTTER 18c. EGGS 20c. HAY $12.0013.00. ALFALFA $12. 0013.00. Topeka Hide Market. Topeka, Dec. 18. 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 Stocks. New York. Dec. 18. Wall Street. The goneral list advanced at the opening of the stock market today in spite of un certain fluctuations in Amalgamated Cop per. This stock opened unchanged, ad vanced relapsed to below last night, and then recovered to ll4 above last night. St. Paul rose a point and Pressed Steel Car recovered a point of yesterday's loss. The Gould stocks and the trunk lines made notable advances. The taking of a 5,000 share block of Southern railway lifted it only . Opening advances were extended, while Amalgamated showed strength. St. Paul reached 16234, and Baltimore & Ohio com mon and preferred, St. Louis & San Fran cisco, Rock Island, Tennessee Coal, Long Island, General Electric, Rubber Goods preferred and Locomotive preferred rose lftl. Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie stocks were activ and 2Vkti5 cents higher. A setback in Amalgamated Copper to last night's price checked the rise elsewhere, and speculation became dull and reactionary. Prices were on the up grade again at 11 o'clock following strong bidding up of St. Paul, Sugar, Chi cago & Alton. Brooklyn Transit, Manhat tan. Great Northern preferred. Western XTnion and Amalgamated Copper, all of which excepting the last named sold at the best. Delaware & Hudson rose 3VA, New Jersey Central 5 and Lackawanna 1- Stocks improved for a time despite the renewed selling of Amalgamated Copper. Gains, however, were mostly centralized in the southwestern group and minor western stocks. St. Joseph & Grand Inl and first preferred advanced 34. St. Louis & San Francisco first preferred 214. and Canadian Pacific. Chicago Great West ern preferred B, Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis preferred, St. Louis South western preferred, Kansas & Texas pre ferred. Wheeling & Lake Erie first pre ferred, Colorado Fuel, Pacific Mail, Cot ton Oil and Biscuit 1 to 2. The active stocks commenced to ease off when Amal gamated fell to nearly a point under yes terday. Heavy buying of Union Pacific lifted that security to above 102. and St. Paul crossed 163. Atchison, Rock Island. Southern Pacific and Illinois Central reached the best, but there was some sluggishness in the general market which became easier when Amalgamated Copper receded to 6214- In spite of a rally of a point In Amal gamated Copper the market was dull and drooping except for special movements. Gains reached for Colorado Fuel, Cotton Oil, St. Louis & San Francisco second preferred and Great Northern preferred were from 2 to 4- Reactions ran from 1 to 2 for Lackawanna, Long Island, Min neapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie preferred. New York Central and Chicago Great Western preferred B. Bull operators bid up St. Paul, XTnion Pacific, Atchison and New York Central to top figures and caused increased firm ness all around. .An announcement of a further reduction In the price of raw cop per sent Amalgamated Copper down to 62, the lowest of tho day, and depressed other stocks slightly. The market grew steadier later when Amalgamated rallied to above 63. Western Union advanced 2 points to 1314. Distilling rose 1 and the preferred 2. Market Gossin. Furnished by A. G. Goodwin, Commis sion Merchant, S01 Kansas ave. Kansas City: Wheat opened 7!c, an eighth above last night's closing, and Im mediately advanced half a cent on in vestment buying. Cash situation very strong, and best traders are long some wheat and picking it .up on soft spots. Liverpool opening cables: Wheat, Hd higher: corn. d higher. Second Liverpool cables: Wheat d higher, corn d higher, than yesterday. Omaha receipts: Hogs, 10,000. Cables are very satisfactory this morn ing, and we will see a gradually harden ing market from now on. Kansas City receipts: Wheat, 72 cars; corn. 134: oats. 19. Same day last year: Wheat, 117 cars; corn, 46: oats. 2. Kansas City: Puts. May wheat, 76ie; calls, 77c: curb, 78c. Puts, May corn, 68c: calls. 604c: curb. 68c. Chicago receipts: Wheat, 14cars;corn, 37: oats. 98. Kansas City: Fifty-eight cars of our receipts of wheat are from Nebraska points todav. Liverpool closing cables: Wrheat d hit'her. corn i higher, for the day. Northwest receipts: Minneapolis. 358 cars: last year, 2i2. Duluth, 15S cars; last year, 3i)8. Total, 516. against 690. Ban; of Prices TFurniKhed by J. E. Gall. Commissions. Grain. Provisions. Cotton and Stocks. Of- . rice 110 West Sixth street. 'Phone 4S6. Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock Co., Kansas City, Mo. Chicago. Dec. 18. Open High Low Close Ye WHEAT- Dec. . . M a v . . Julv .. COKN- Aiav .. Julv .. OATS D c. . . Mav .. Julv .. FORK Jan. 76 76V. 75'4 75H 754 m-hi lx 7i 7's-'4 79" 80 80 7- 79v4- 7 66 66 M 667 674 67H 4414 45-14 45'4- 44- 44 S;i 3H 33- 38 44 45'4 3s 3S 35 16 80 9 87 9 90 8 42 8 62 16 30 16 77 Mav -.16 80 16 90 16 75 LARD Jan. . May . RIBS Jan. . May . 9 S7 9 90 9 90 9 92 9 85 9 85 9 85 9 85 8 45 8 45 8 C2-65 8 65 8 40 8 57 8 40 8 60 Kansas City Orain. CFurnlshed by A. G. Goodwin.. Commis sion Merchant, 601 Kansas ave.J Kansas City. Dec. 18. - Open High Low Close Yea WHEAT Dec 73 73 May ... 77 78H 77V4 77'a 77fr CORN Dec. ... 69 69 68 6St& 69 Jan. ... 6S 69 68 6X-V4 6SV4 Mch ... 6Js-J4 6W4. 68V4 -6X 6874 May ... 6874 69'A 68V4- 68 6874 Range of Prices on Stock. Furnished by J. E. Gall. Commissions, Grain. Provisions. Cotton and Stocks. Of fice 110 West Sixth street. 'Phone 46. Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock Co.. Kansas City, Mo. New York, Op'n Hich Low ...12IH4 12IH 120 Dec Cl's 121 S 66 63 41 39 18. ! Yes 12' Sugar People's Gas ... Amal. Copper .. B. R. T U. S. Steel Texas Pacific .. C. G. W Rock Island .... St. Paul Atchison, com . Atchison, pfd .. Manhattan .... Western Union Mo. Pacific Wabash .... .... So, Pacific U. P., com XT. P., pfd Southern Rly. Reading N. Y. Central ... T. C. I Brie C. & O. B. & O L. & N. Pacific Mail .... to'A . 63- 62 62 63 62. 41 3S 2'! . 6274 . 41 63 '4 41 41 38'4 23 39 , 24 24 23 , 152 J.OZ 150 150 163 , 162 163 161 '4 . 7774 7S 77 . 99. 99 . 135 135 132 . 92 94 92 , 104 104 103 . 42 42 40 161 77 7S 9! 133 93 103 41 69 101 88 33 48 166 62 3. 46 102 105 44 131 91 10314 41 5S 10" 9x14 33 47 1V 61 3!i 45 101 106 44 . 100 . 33 . 102 100 89 x4 33 32 JMi 4K ! 166 166 165 4X , 39 40 39 46 ' 46 46 , 102 -102 101 106 106 105 , 44 46 44 A. G. GOODWIN, 601 Kansas Avenue, COMMISSION MERCHANT Stocks, Cotton, Grain and Provisions For cash or .future deli vary, private market wire to Kan-.as City, St. Louij Chicago and Vnkr. Telavluuie 213.