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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL .SATURDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 1, 1902.
PIT WASRjZZLED Little Trading in Wheat on the Chicago Board. Traders Uncertain About the Condition of the Market. COIiN OPENED HIGHER. T. e.. 1. 1 i- i. 4j i iv (jlllltlViaUID IICAIUC1 OCI1U3 IJI December Option. Lower Prices for Hogs Causes Drop in Provisions. Chicago. Nov. 1. WHEAT There was little traing in wheat today, traders being apparently at a loss to know the ex-ict condition of the market. The selling of estereiuy was the puzzling question in the pit this morning, the trade not knowing whether the offering had gone to a prom inent long line or to scattered buyers. The opening was steady on cables and unset tled weather in the northwest. Decembc-r opened a shade lower to a si'aeie higher, at 72'4ff"2iC, and early trading was with in a narrow range, prices bti..g confined to the opening range. Minneapolis and Duiuth reported receipts of 80 ears, whicn. with local receipts of 121 cars teven cars of contract grade), made total receipts for the three points of l.Ool cars, against l.'.u2 cars last week, and 1.020 cars a year atro. During, the last part of the session th-'re was considerable selling by commission houses and said to be southwest account. This, together with heavy liquidation I y a prominent long, broke the market and the close was weak, leeembrr closing VjC lower, at 72n72V6C, alter selling down to t'ORX Corn opened steady, with Te cember slightlv higher. Unfavorable weath tr was the main bull factor. t here was little business done during the opening hour, although there was some liquidation of May, which carried the price of that delivery down a little. Trading was prin cipally by locals. December npcntd un changed to V40 higher, at TilVs'''51sC, and on covering by aborts, there v,aV a .-aliy to olifco.. Local receipts were 274 cars, with 57 cars of contract grade. The market laok-d any support and with Felling by locals prices declined, Decem ber selling off to 5eitc. closing at the bot tom, with a loss of kc. OATS Oats opered easy with little trad ing and with no mh cial features. What little business was done was transacted by fcalpers. Decernb'.r oper.'-el unchanged, at 31!.ve, and on lack of support, sold off to 2fcisc. Local receipts were 274 cars. PROVISION'S Lirger receipts of hogs and lower prices at the yards caused a tnak opening on provisions. Trading waa dull and the market lacked any support. Januarv pork opened 7;C lower, at $15.52'-:: January lard JV U'lc lower, at J!t.22Vn :l.25, and Januarv ribs were 7V.C lower, at 13.17'.-. WHEAT-Cash: Xo. 2 red. 72'Ac: No. 3 reil. (VfHTrtc: No. 2 hard winter. 71Ve: No. S hard winter. tS.Vuffi'o: No. 1 nnrtlwrn spring. 721 !t7i!c: No. 2 northern spring, 71V-'ei72r; No. 3 spring. 70c. CORN No. 2. iVl'j'uooc: No. 3. hiStiSx. OATS No. 2. 2;ie: No. 3. 27Wo 2Sc. FLAX Cash: N.-W.. S1.1S: S.-W., $1.15; Nov.. $1.13: Dec. $l.lfi: May. $1.2l)i,i. RYE Dec, &V4o: May, 52Ue. CTjOVER Oct.. Jll.oo. TIMOTHY Oct., 1.10. BAKIJil"-Cash: 35-'uSc. Kansas City Grain. Furnished by J. E. Gall. Commissions, Grain. Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone 4S6. Correspondent Christie Grain anl Stock company, Kansas City, Mo. J Kansas City. Nov. 1. Open High Low Close Yes WH EAT Dec .... fifi W Mav .... 68 687 .' tMs Si CORN Dec .... 374 374 374 37 7 May 36 36 36U SbVi 36?i Kan2T9 o! Prices. Furnished by J. E. Gal', Commissions. Grain, Provisions. Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone 4X6. Correspondent Christie Grain and block company, Kansas City, Mo. J Chicago. Nov. 1. Open High Low Close Ye WHEAT Dec .... 72V, 72 72 72", 7'2Vi May 74i 74:S 73 ViVz 74M CORN Nov .... 544 54'4 5.1 534 54'i Dec 51 i 51 i 5V Si's Mav 42 423 41 42 42 OATS Nov 20 Dec 3014 3014 2W4 2,.' 304 Mav 31 '2 31 H 31 314 PO KK Jan 15 52 15 55 15 32 15 32 15 60 Mav ... .14 70 14 70 14 50 14 50 14 75 LA R D Nov ....10 50 10 52 10 47 10 50 Jan 9 22 9 25 9 15 9 15 Mav ....855 8 55 8 40 S 40 RIBS Jan 8 17 8 20 8 10 8 10 8 22 May.... 7 57 7 60 7 52 7 52 7 60 Kan s a.9 City Livestock Kansas City. Nov. 1. CATTLE Receipts today, 2,i, head. Market steady to shade lower. Native steers. $3.50-0 7.45; Texas and Indian steers, $3.001i4.25; Texas cows. $2.40 4i3.00; native cows and heifers, $l50fi I.O1: stockers and feeders, $3.00'(i4.i; balls, $2 25 (?t3.06; calves. $3.00ffi5.SO. HOGS Receipts today, 5,000 head. Mar ket SsulOc lower anel slow. Bulk of sales, J.47tii 6.52V. heavy, $S.47'C ..": packer?', $6.4ftt6.521-2 : me-elium. $6.45''i6.55: light. $'t.35''i .62 V. voikers. $6.ffi6.52V. pigs. $5.90Si ii.30. SHEEP Re oelpts today. 6.0OO head. Market unchanged. Muttons, $3.0CKei4.15: lambs, $l.oi5.-5: range wethers, $"i.0i.i-ii 3.b!j; ewes, $3.0Mi3.8O. Chica?3 Livestock MarkiU Chicago Nov. 1. CATTLE Receipts to day, l.io.) heatl. Market nfimmal. Gootl to prime steers. $6.50'aS.OO; poor to medium, $3.506.25: stockers anel feeders, $2.25'd 4.75: cows. $1.40fer4.50; heifers. $2.fr5.ev: canner.i, $1.40'o2.50: bulls. $2.rtf"i)4.50: calves. $3.55i 7.00; Texas fed steers, $3.0O'o4.25; western steers, $3.5'Vt.-6.50 HOCS-Receipts today. 22. 000 head; esti mated Monday, 38.0OO head: left over from Friday, 3.275 head Market sleiw and Pi(15c lower. Mixed and butchers', $t;.40'Ji6.70; A. G. Goodwin Commission Co. Room 6 Columbian Bldg. Ind. 'Phone 798 Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Provisions Receivers and Shippers of Grain. Correspondents: Irwin, Green & Co., Chicago, 111. Menflers Chicago Board of Trade Careful attention given to orders on the Chicago ami Kansas City Boards of Trade and New York Stock Exchange. Consignments of Grain Solicited. WHEAT AND conn $100.00 Invested in Grain or Stewks by our Safety Valve Plsn " should result in a profit of $.10;i.no to moo within 30 days. Write f..r particulars pnl send for tnr free book. '-Modern Methods for Safe Investments." RICHARD OLIVER A CO.. Bankers and Brokers. Chicago Slock Exchange Bldg.. Chicago. INVESTED NOW WILL return $1,000 in six months, prospectus free. LAWYERS BANKERS OIL CO. Las Angeles, C&l. good to choice heavy, $fi.5Ofi6.80: rough heavy, S.3fW.55; light, $6.3i'&4.60; bulk of sales. $t.35tfiS.6.'. SHEEP Receipts today. 1.000 head. Sheep and lambs steaely. Good to choice wethers. $3.604.15': fair to choice mixed. $2.50"'.' 3.50: western sheep, $2.75V73.80: native lambs, $3.50fc5.75;. western lambs, f.i.'io'tv 5.35. Official receipts and shipments Friday: Cattle. Hogs- Sheep. Receipts 4.732 20,733 12.750 Shipments 4,153 3,300 6,450 St. Louis Livestock Market. St. I-ouis.Nov. 1. CATTLE Receipts to day, 1,000 head, including 600 head of Tex ans. Market steady. Beef steers. 14.31 6.75- stockers and feeders. $2.5vXe(5.00: cows and heifers, 3.25(5.50: Texas steers. $2.45& 4.50: Texas cows and heifers. $2.303.40. HOGS Receipts todav, 3.000 head. Mar ket 5fi 10c lower. Pigs and lights, $t.25'2 6.40; packers', $ij.35'& 6.50; butchers', $0.46ii' 6.60. SHEEP Receipts today. 500 head. Market steady. Natives, $3.2554.00; lambs, $4.00.'u5.S0. Chicago Produce Market. Chicago. 111.. Nov. 1 BUTTER Market steady. Creamery. lS'-iftUc; dairy, 156' 21c. EGGS Market steadier. Loss off, cases returneel. 22c. CHEESE Market steady. Twins, 11c: daisies, liy-c; voung Americas, ll'.i'a 11, c. ICED POULTRY Market steady. Tur keys, Slil3c; chickens, lO'ylHsC. Market Gossip. Furnished by the A. G. Goodwin Commis sion company. Commission Merchants and receivers and shippers of grain. Room No. 6. Columbian building. Inde pendent telephone 79S.J Chicago Grain markets opened about steady. There is a disposition to raid wheat today and we may get a mode-rate decline. Liverpool closing cables: Wheat Jsd lower: corn ti.d lower than yesterday. 0;vin receipts at Kansas City toelay: Wheat. 2W cars: corn. V2 cars; oats. -16 c-.Ti A year ago: Wheat, 64 cars; corn, -a. o:rs; cats. 14 cars. rviiroated grain receipts at Kansas Cliy Montiav: Wheat, 140 cars; corn, 00 cars; oat.. enrs. Ornin receipts at Chicago today: Wheat. 122 eats: .Traded. 7. Corn. 274 cars; graded, o'.i . Oats. 274 cars: graded, 9. Northwest grain receipts: Minneapolis. 5o9 cars: Duiuth. 371 cars. A year ago: Mlnneapol's. 60S cars: Duiuth. 291 cars. Clearances, wheat and Hour as wheat, 457. f busin-ls: corn. 40.700 bushels. Chicagt): Privileges good Montlay: May wheat Put--. 7314c; calls. 737-sc; curb, 73Ho. May corn Puts, 41ac; calls, 420; curb, 42c. Sugar and Cofie9 Market. New York, Nov. 1. ST 'GAR Raw Arm. Fair refining. 3Vc: centrifugal. S test, 3:v3c: molasses sugar. 2"8c. R fined tirm. Crushed, $5.15; powdered, $4.75; granulated, $4.65. COFFEE Market quiet. No. 1 Rio. 5-. MOLASSES Market steady. New Or leans, 2011 10c. Wool Market. St. Louis. Mo.. Nov. 1. WOOL Market steadv. Territory and western mediums, lOylbc; fine, filOVc; coarse, Cotton Karket. Galveston, Nov. 1. COTTON Quiet at SVc. New York. Nov. 1. COTTON Middling, $S.l5f8.90 per 100 lbs. New York Stoo'i Wall Street. New York.Nov. 1. STOCKS Yesterday's improvement in prices was renewed to a slight extent in the opening dealings, particularly in Sugar. Louisville. Reading and Manhattan. The last named sold at from ISS'i to 13S-V on the purchase of 3.500 shares. St. luis and San Fran cisco anel t'oloratlei Fuel advancett a point each, but Southern Pacilic was heavy. Traders realized on yesterday's pur chases of Manhattan, but the market was unable to abseirb the offerings and the price reacted a point. The gene;ral market also eased off and became dull. Dealings were merely nominal in the ac tive quarter during the early part of the second hour, but the tendency was lower. Colorado Fuel and St. Louis anel San Francisco lost their opening advances, while Southern Pacilic sole! about a point under yesterday's clejse. In other leading stocks the movement was trivial, but there were some wide variations in other quar ters. Lake Erie and Western lost 31 points Northwestern 3. Linseed Oil 2 and General Electric 1V2 points. St. Louis and San Francisco seconel preferred and Minneap olis. St. Paul and Sault Ste Marie were about a point higher. The publication of the bank statement did not arouse the market from its lethargy, though the showing was at variance with estimates. Cash holdings of the banks increased $, 334.000. while loans were increased $7,532, loo. A fractional rise occurreel in a few stocks, following the statement, but the market soon yielded under the selling- of Manhattan, Norfeilk and Western, St. Paul and Sugar, which declined a point. The close was weak. Rang? of Prices on Stock. Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commlssioi s, Grain, Provisiems, Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone 486. Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock company. Kansas City, Mo. J New York, Op'n High L01 .. 123Vg 123V8 122ya . 117-li 14KH 147"-i . lC3-t4 10374 J.t8Sa .. Z6 S 3fi4 Nov. 1. CTse Yes 122', 122 147 147V2 1C3 103l 34 S6 61 f.5 Sugar Illinois Central People's Gas ... C. & A., com. .. Atrial. Copper .. B. K. T T. C. I U. S. Steel C S. Steel, pfd Atchisem, com . Atchison, pfd . C. G. W St. Paul Rock Island ... Wabash, com . Wabash, pfd ., Mo. Pacilic ... Manhattan .. . Western Cniem Texas Pacific . N. Y. Central . Reading Erie Southern Rwy. Union Pacific . C. & O B. & O 647-k tx t4-- 63 14 624 6534 40 S4 (.274 3H 66 4014 f.r.4 66 C6 4'ii 40 88 4H N-O.i 88 SSV8 .. l')t lf 10O14 .. 3''Vs 3"'-4 2 iff.?. iouTz -es' lOO'.i 10)i.4 2fl'4 30V 1S9 3!s l9- 2 4S 48 1104, 137 US-H 91 '."Ui ! 2' ami 199V4 4SH 110 13SV4 H1'4 4i 1561 67 38 3-3 51a 107 13714 . 114 , 6II4 . 144, . 714 4SW. 4S HOM, 13'. 137 Sl 91 4t 46 1 156 7a8 6S 3S, 3Vi 37 K 104 liMVi SIS 604 107 lOei 137'2 130 lta4 12T 61 61 144, 13-4 sh'i SXV4 71 70',4 46'4 46 156 156 6714 66 .W4 3bl4 36 1011, 104 50 51 14 106;, 107 L. & N. 137 137'4 Pennsylvania .. Katy V. S. Leather . C. F. 1 So. Pacific 163 163 61 14 CO7, 14 14H; 7' 71 New York Money Markat. Mew York. Nov. 1. Close MONEY- Munfv on call steady at 4 per cent: prime mercantile paper, 54-6 per cent; sterlinsu! exchange steady, with actual business in hunkers' hills at $4.S6t-R'a4.S67 for demand and at $4.Si14''u4-S314 for 60 days: pos?d latis. W.81o4.MS and $4-87i,ttt4.v; commer- chd hills. S4.S2v.'a4.1sP,i. SILVER Bar silver, 50c; Mexican dol lars. :ic. BONIrf Covernment bonds steady. To dav's quotations: V.'S. refoneiing 2s, registered 10 V. S. refunding 2s. coupon lu5H 1. S. 3s. registered T S 3s. e'OUKOn (ex-int t'S L". S. new 4s, registered 1?t! I'. S. new 4s. coupon (ex-int.) 136S t". S. old 4s. registered Ill i I". S. old 4s. eouoon Li i I. S. 5s. registered 104i- L". S. os. coupon (ex-int.) 10414 Grain Letter. TFornished bv the A. G. Goodwin Commis sion company. Commission Merchants and receivers anel shippers of grain Room No. 6. Columbian building. Ind'.1 pendent telephone 70S. WHEAT The week just ended has been an uneventtul one m the wneat marKet anel the market changes o.ae oeen narrow with only a moderate vtdume of business, in the speculative markets. The move ment of winter wheat has been limited only to the capacity of railroaeis to fur nish cars, most of the wheat oing of tne soft variety. There is a brisk demand here for milling wheat and consignments of this class will pay the shipper. A new bull elementAdeveloped in wneat last that became a strong factejr. It was tht buying of 2 million bushels of whrst cn the Pacific coast for Australia nnd South Africa, In addition te a brisk Oriental de manrl for flour. Bear trailers wer? not in clined to believe these reports at drst, tut the advance of nearly 10c at San Francisco was a cemvinclng- factor. Some reports from Australia say the wheat crop is a complete failure. . Their average crop is about 45 million bushels, and it America is called upon to fill this deficiency at once, as the bulls figure cn. thev have the best of it. Despite all the bullish condi tions in wheat this week there was not enough confidence among many of the big traeiers to keep their lines, and the class of bull traders who only follow the market when it is advancing steadily, went cut of the market yesterday and today. Two months ago Chicago .Vlay wheat was soil ing around 70c, and now it is up lc a bushel, while Drices in Llvernool have not advanced any. This is something a trader should not lose sight of. A factor that is being made a great deal of by Chicago houses is the poor quality of wheat in. the United Kingelom anel Germany, making Tt unfit for milling, although millers on the other side have a faculty of utiiizin.r re markably poor wheat. This is taken as in dicating an increased demand for Ameri can wheat. The Manitoba wheat will prob ably linel a ready market in Europe ato. At present there are no visible sign's ol concentrated holdings of wheat anel steicks are increasing more readily, with the world's visible a trifle larger than a year ago, accorelmg to Lradstreet s. the Cin cinnati Price Current rays of the grain traele in its last issue. "Weather conditions during the past week were very favorable for farm work In the corn and wheat sections of the country. There has been considerable wheat sown of late, owing to wet weatner in September, but thi crop is now all in the erounei and in first class c ndition. The early sown wheat is coming on nlctly. but In Indiana the presence 01 tne nes sian fly is causing some apprehension. Taking the principal states as a whole , the ic-t-am is not relieved to be material ly dl ferr-nt frcm that of a year ",o. There was less corn land put to wneat ana in Kansas there wis not thj incentive to ive- wheat for pastures :hat .'hero wis last ye-ir " Clearances for the week were almost i million bushels, against over 7 milllrm bushels for the same rjeriod last week. Sentiment is extremely bullish in Chicago and the northwesc, while th-' southwest and adjoining terntJ.'y is Inclined to the bear side. We woulel rather traae wnn me talent than the outsider. CORN Corn markets have letti moder ately active the pas week v. I :h a lower teneiency both in ths e'ash ami speeul-itiye markets. torn missing is general in Kansas, but owins to the absence of a heavv frost so far this te-i'.L'On vh' coo is green and report the grain is still too damp to crib with safe;y, and that it is drying slowlv. However, with continued favora ble weather, husking will be general short ly and we can expect the movement from Kansas to get under lull reaaway jii about three weeks. The disposition is to husk and sell as rapidly as the conditions of the grain will permit, undoubtedly due to the expectation of lower prices later in the season, -hi.:n wid change the situa tion trom one ot scarcity to one 01 pirr- tv. Late reports continue to renect larg? yields, anel while it is true there has been more er less damage in some states by earlv frosts the oualitv in general is ex cellent and much good grade corn mav be expectetl in the market shortly, tne mar ket has shown consielerable symptoms of wenknes elesnite the strength in wneat and there was less speculative activity than during the preceding two weeks. te ceipts of new corn are beginning to in crease and prices for track stuff have slumped. Foreign corn markets were also weaker. Tne nig renows are an out 01 their long lines. There is no outsiele short interest in the market and the fact that hedgers will f the options as fast as thev buv the cash stuff is in itself a bear ish factor. We feel extremely bearish on the corn situation and do not hesitate 10 advise the sale of Chicago May on any and all hard spots. OATS Speculation in oats continues to drag and there is little or no new interest coming into the market. Cash demand is poor, as a rule, ine snarp nue-iuauims m had hut little effect on oats and the ranse has been small. To the trader who is satisfied with slow but sure profits, the short side of Chicago May oats offers special Inducements. A. i. tjOOJL VV l.M UO.WJ110i310.1 yJ. Kansas City Produce Market. -k-onsas otv. Nov. 1. Close WHEAT Receipts today, 140 cars. Quotatiems: Dec. 66c; May, 68Vsc. Cash: No. 2 hard, cfiftfiSc- No. 3 hard. 63i?W6c: No. 4 hard, rata! 56c: rejected hard, 50d64c; No. 2 red, boc; No. if reel, tjS'fceilHC rfinv'nv. 40c- Dec. 37S4c: May, 3bi47f S6H:e. Cash: No. 2 mixeei. 44ei45c; No. 2 wnne. 4teaiac, .-u. o hht, l. OATS No. 2 white, S'34; ro. zs mixeu. 301?31iic. 11B-.NO. S, 40C HAY Choice timothy, $10.50gi0.';5; choice prairie, $9.5OW-10.00. KL 1 Thri creamery, .itt, umij, ian- cy. 21c. Topeka jUarks. Topeka, Nov. 1. HOGS. HEAVY t6.10-e76.20 LIGHT 6.10-,i .i., HOUGH 6.0ft.'73.1l PIGS 4.00S5-00 CATlLii. STEERS 13.0CKS5.00 OOOD GRASS COWS 2.5O(el3.00 GOOD GRASS UiSif iiKa s.ou'aS.'iO BULLS 2.o0ea2.7j VEAL CALVES. LIGHT $3.00ff4.00 HjSAVY - 2.io'3.25 GRAIN. NO. 2 NEW WHEAT feW640 NO. 3 NEW WHEAT 60rdS?c NO. 2 WHITE CORN 40c vo 3 WHITE CORN 3sc NO 2 YELLOW AND MIXED CORN.. 40c NO 3 YELIXIW AND MIXED CORN..3.V; NEW CORN 23c NO. 2 OATS 30o NO. 3 OATS 1S FRUIT AND VEGETABLES. Furnished by W. O. Anderson & Co., 210 Kansas avenue. ORANGES Mexican, $3.75. LiCMONS California. 350 size, t4.0O-S4.5O; Messina. 360 size, $3.5OCez4.Q0. GRAFES New York. 8-lb. basket, 25c; California Tocay grapes, $1.852.00 per 4 basket crate; Malaga, owing to quality, $5. Wei 7.50 per bbl BANANAS Market lower, being SireJSio per lb.; and running from $1.752.25 per bunch. APPLES Quotations per barrel: Jona thans. SS-S-XTiLOO; Ramboes. $3.25ei3.50: Ro man P.eauty, $3.25'fi3.5'); Winesaps, $2.00 3 00: Ben Davis, $1.75(02.50: Missouri Pio pins. $1.75172.50: Jeneton, $1.5Oii2.00; York Imperial. $2.OOf.i3.00. PEARS California, $2.25 per box; native Kansas grown, $4.50 per bbi. TABLE POTATOES Kaw Valley, 30a per bu. ; Minnesota Burbanks, SOc; Min nesota Rural. 50c; Colorado, white, 65c SWEET POTATOES 40c per du. Most Interesting You may dafcS!e in many things and with ltttie credit to yourself, but when you come to real estate you have a firm basis on which to work, and the results are most, in teresting. W. S, BERGUNDTHAL Real Estate, Loaar, Rants, Collections, insurance. 1.7 West 7ih St. Telephone 199. SHUN THE CIRCLE. Independents Issue Last Appeal to the Voters. Stabl and Stebbins Supporters Warned Against Mistakes. FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT Nichols' Economical and Anti "Prosecntion Record Reviewed. Refused Every Offer of Assist ance and Testimony. The Independent Republican cam paign committee has Issued the follow ing, signed by 115 members of the com mittee and workers for the ticket:. To the Voters of Shawnee County: We, the undersig-ned, citizens of the county of Shawnee, loving the fair name of our beautiful capital city, and desiring to restore the same to its place of honor, appeal to you in this crisis to Join with us, and all law-abiding nd liberty-loving citizens of the county without reference to party affiliations, in this Independent movement to defeat Bert Lucas for sheriff and Galen Nich ols for county attorney, and to elect in place of them F. M. Stahl and L A. Stebbins. Bert Lucas, by his official conduct as deputy sheriff, by his political associa tions, by his whole life, has demon strated that if he is elected he will be the pliant tool of the saloon keepers and gamblers to do their bidding. Further more, in posing as a Republican, he is sailing under false colors; he has al ways been fighting the Republican par ty, especially when it has stood for law enforcement. He has never been fairly nominated; he will obtain his place on the ofheial ballot by reason of a fabri cated certificate of nomination which falsely states that a caucus and conven tion of Republicans was held on the 12th day of February, 1902. Against Bert Lucas and his fictitious nomination we offer F. M. Stahl, who as soldier, scout, farmer, citizen and public officer has demonstrated himself to be pre-eminently the man to assist an honest county attorney, whom we ares about to elect, to redeem our county and t:ity from the disgrace and danger of lawlessness that is now resting upon us. Galen Nichols has served as tieputy county attorney four years and has been two years county attorney, and has demonstrated that he has neer had the slightest notion of doing his duty. He is absolutely controlled by the sa loon keepers, brewers and gamblers. He has refused every offer of assistance and every proffer of testimony that would secure their apprehension and conviction. To re-elect him means the direct approval by the voters of this county of the reign of lawlessness and anarchy that now prevails. In the name tf law. in the name of our homes and children, in the name of truth, honor and decency, we appeal to you to defeat them; let the majority against both Nichols and Lucas be not less than 3.000. If you are with us, if you love law and order and decency, do not let your self be beguiled, under any pretest, into voting for any one for vounty attorney and sheriff except L. A. Stebbins and F. M. Stahl. The fight is between Nich ols and Lucas on the one hand and Stebbins and Stahl on the ot'.-.r-r. If for any reason you have thought of voting for one of our candidates and not the other, we beg of you not to make this mistake. Stahl would be largely iri the hands of his enemies without Stebbins and Stebbins" wdulel-be Seriousl : ham pered without Stahl; vote for both. Li. A. Stebbins is honest, courageous, vigorous, a lawyer of marked ability, and a man of high character and civic virtue. Be not deceived by any specious plea of economy. Stahl and Stebbins will not run the county in debt, if elected. Their administration of the two offices will be a source of revenue, and not an expense to the county. An honest ad ministration of an office is always a source of revenue to a city or county. Every consideration of honor and busi ness senFe, demands their election. Do not put a cross in the circle at the top of your ballot. If you do, and then attempt to vote for any other person except the straight ticket, your whole ballot will be thrown out. Remember you cannot vote for Stahl and Stebbins if vou mark in the circle. SHUN THE CIRCLE. Make a cross after the names of Stahl and Stebbins, on the Independent ticket, at the extreme right of your ballot. (Signed): Daniel P. Paxton. J. E Torrington. W. A. McCarter. W. E. Cul ver, A. Wvman, oavia Jjsowie, li. r-s. Howard, Geo. P. Stitt, Uriah Carle. M. E. Miller, S. J. Yager, John Dickey Chas. Snrouls. L. D. Whittemore, D. H. Branaman. A. Troup, John Wamsley, A. B. Whiting. H. H. Glen. Gee M. Stone W. R. Lindsey, G. F. Worley, J. M. Jack son, J. G. Drenning, R. E. Jones, H. Hn lis. J. A. Coulter, Joseph Wickes, J. M Yager. J. G. Knox. L.. P. Stock, J. H McSpadden. J. K. Hudson. E. B. Cow- gill, Geo. w. Hamilton. Adams nros., S. A. Swendson, H. C. Bowman, Peter Hell, Philip Wrendell Crannell, Al bert Watkins. W. M. Forbes, J R. Madison, P. W. Griggs, S. Stanton, J. W. Ferine, O. P. Davis. J. J. Mostut ler, John S. Todd, C. C. Vanderventer, T. D. M. Kin?, J. B. Larimer, J.' Hook, 0. Burbank, J. T. Hosack, C. F. Heart burg, C. L. Vanclerpool, Frank Brown. R. C. Perine, W. P. McClure. J. C. Brat ton, David Bowie, J. E. Nissley. P. B. Lee, A. P. Anderson, A. J. McDowell, M. H. Frank, John S. Buchanan. H. F. Smith, J. C. Carroll. O. K. Swayze, J. C. McElrov, John H. Laybourn, J. A. Campbell, J. N. Graft. N. J. Taylor. J. D. Fink. W. A. McCarter. J. T. Reaugh, I. O. Page. G. W. Tincher. J. D.Fink.sr., M. T. Campbell. S. C. Miller. George Turpin, M. R. Mitchell. W. S. Eastman, J. E. Watts, Harry Graves, David Tay lor, S. D. Wise, G. J. Coleman, J. R. Dfvidson, J. D. Coddington, Richard Wilson, L. R. Disbrow, F. E. Mallory, J. F. Carter, L. H. Strickler, L. E. Lay bourn, S. G. Stewart, T. H. Bain, J. W. Gleed, 3. C. Duke, J. B. McAfee. F. M. Cope, C. B. Hypes. H. G. Larimer. J. C. Rogers, Sprague Chase, A. T. Daniels. Josiah Jordan. M. F. Church, J. S. Langfton, F. H. Foster. J. C. Lee, J. B. Larimer. A. H. Vance. T. J. Davis, C. R. McDowell. T. W. Peers, J. H. Skinner, W W. Mills, F. B. Gillett, E. E. Roude busb, W. Cowles, Harry Wright. C. P. Rclmar. E. D. Coon, O. W. Neil, F. E. Jordan, N. E. Copeland, S. R. Gates, B. P. Willisms, W. S. Amos. Chas. Wilson, J. G. Thornburg, D. F. Wickman, J. D. Brown. J. S. Clark. George E. Larkins, R. Binns. A. L. Stratton. W. V. Hook, Timothy R. Johnson. P. H. Moser. Jas. Prir'dv. G. W. R. Ward. A. Tomlinson, C. P. Tiffanv, J. F. Cecil. S, F. Joy, A. E. Dickinson, J. I. Shaffer, T. J. Nichols. T. M. Shepherd. Alf. Palmer, M. Mathew?on; R. B. Steele, Charles Her-,.uit,-. Tinto-. rb-i" Me-Mtt E'more, 1. F. Edwards, J. P. Heil, Mart, Young, John Tevis, W. S. Hibbara, J. s. Jordan, A. H. Roudebush. Matt Harr, James H. May, Philip Brown. William Giiker. son. R. W. Blackburn, Elwood Snoddy. N. O. P. McComb, Horace White H. W. McAfee. W. H. Coffman, F. W. Leonard. W. H. Coultis, A. IS. Smith, Thomas Page, J. T. McFarland, A. D. Grav. Perry Kasler, H. G. Lyons. C. M. Smith. Al Spillman, Dell Keiser, W. H. Moffet, O. P. Leonard, John B. Childs, H. L. Pope. T. E. Stephens, M. W. Woodhull, W. J. McCauley. G Bute. W. B. Fisher, Charles M. Sheldon, M. T. Hooks. R. J MeCanlev. Geo. M. Lukens. J. W. Reed. John S. Glenelenr.ing, J. T. Clark, Frank Mather, Albert Uean, v. uosta, fnuip Keck, John Martin. J. H. Foucht. HAVE " A CHANCE." (Continued from First Page.) er. Of course, others have read both sides also and are convinced that they should vote for Kelly. We do not pre tend to question your sincerity for a minute. All we ask is that you vote as your conscience directs. Belleville Telescope: We don't care two whoops whether you vote for Tom Kelly or not. But if you do vote against him be sure that you make n mistake in marking your ballot, ir you want to 'Scratch Kelly, keep out of the circle and make a cross X In the square at the left of the name of the candi dates for whom you wish to vote. But don't scratch any other Republican on the ticket Wellington News: You probably can't beat Tom Kelly by voting against him for state treasurer, because the normal majority will be so large that he will get in. but you can express yourself as being against supporting doubtful char acters on any ticket. And in voting against W. H. Craddock you will not in terfere with his chances for election, as he has no chance in the world to beat Bailey this year, but you can announce your disapproval of that kind of nomina tion by voting against him. And say, Mr. Republican, don't you go around yelling about the corruption of W. H. Craddock if you intend to vote for Keliy. And say, Mr. Democrat, don't you go around yelling about the corruption of Tom Kelly if ypu intend to vote for Craddock, iDecause he has a record just as bad as Kelly. Kelly robbed a county, and Craddock robbed individuals. If you believe that honest men should be supported then you will have to cast a ballot against these two men. Don't do like Wm. Stryker does denounce every man on the other ticket as being dis honest, whether he is or not, and then vote for the most corrupt man on earth if he's on your ticket. Be fair, and if you intend to vote for a thief, don't abuse a member of the other side while he does the same thine. Some time ago the fusionists chal lenged the Republican state committee for a joint debate between Senatrr Fred Dumont Smith, the framer of the pro posed tax law, and Major A. M. Harvey, over the merits of the bill. The Repub licans replied that the bill had not been endorsed by the Republicans and is not a Republican issue, and they would not accept the challenge. But down in Eelwards county, the home of Senator Smith, he has mae'.e the bill an issue by championing it, and a . short time ago the Republican county central committee of that county chal lenged the fusionists, to debate the merits of the bill with Smith. As soon as the fusionists could engage Harvey they accepted the challenge, and the de bate took place this afternoon. Here are some of the arguments advanced by M?1or Harvey against the bill: "The legislature of 1901 created a com mission to prepare a tax bill to be sub mitted to the next legislature for pass age. It was a party action and was proposed and intended that the bill should represent the Republican idea of taxes. The lieutenant governor and the speaker of the houe deemed it proper to create the commission without the appointment of a single Populist or Democrat. Four thousand dollars was appropriated to pay their expenses and the commission prepared a bill in ac cordance with the theories of the Re publican party. When the present cam paign commenced, the Republican state committee boasted of having- prepared this bill and in its hand-book entitled, State Affairs," demanded the support of the people at the present election to en able them to put this bill upon the stat ute books. Later in the campaign, Mr. Bailey in a published interview, called attention to the proposed law and said it was the purpose of the Republican party to pass it and that this law fur nished his answer to Mr. Craddock on the taxation question. "It would seem that this would make the proposed law a legitimate issue in the present campaign, but since the fu sion forces have analyzed it and dis cussed its various features, Mr. Al baugh, the Republican state commit tee, and not a few Republican candi dates for the legislature have complete ly repudiated the measure, and within the past week have caused to be pub lished in the various Republican papers of the state, a statement te, the effect that it was never intended that the bill should become a law. This explanation leaves the Republicans in the attitude of trying to work a confidence game upon the people of Kansas instead of proceeding in good faith to correct the evils in our tax system. "In their report, the commission boast that they have provided a law that will not admit of the election of a man who does the actual work of the assessing. The only criticism thev make on the Indiana law, is that it provides for an elective assessor. Proceeding on this theory, the bill provides for two new state offices, with a salary of $2.r10 a year each, and one new county officer in each county, and a number of deputy assessors in each county of the state. The deputy assessors are to do the act ual work of assessing, and for fear that they should not assess property high enough, it is provided that no deputy shall be allowed to work in the town ship in which he lives, but must so to some other township, and that a man from some other township must eome to his townshirj and do the assessing there. These deputy assessors are made directly responsible to the county asses sor, and the county assessor is not re sponsible to the neonle who elect him, but is responsible alone to the state tax commission. The state tax commission can remove a county assessor at will, and after his removal the governor can appoint a man to succeed him for the remaining of his time. This is the same kind of Republicanism that has placed 13 district judges upon the bench in Kansas by appointment from the gov ernor, when they ought to have been elected by the people, and has provided for the appointment of seven more in like manner during the next year. It is the same kind of Republicanism that refused to accent the resignation of the district judge in Atchison county until it was too late to elect his successor at the ensuing election. "The commission report that the new law will cause the assessment of prop erty at its real value, and furthermore that the operation of the new law will raise the assessment of personal prop erty in the state until it eo.uals tha assessment of real estate. This means; that the assessed valuation cf real estate would be multiplied by three, and If the personal property should be made to equal the real estate, the present valu ation must lie multiplied by twelve. This is a startling proposition, inasmuch as the bill does not provide in itself for a reduction of our tax levies. "Just why the commission should have thought it necessary to apologize for the fZCiO exemption embodied in our con stitution, is rather hard to understand. They admit their inability to strike it down, but say that under the proposed law it will not amount to as large an exemption as it now does. It is in keep ing with the spirit of the party that be lieves in appointive officers instead ot elective officers, and proposes to raise the tax of the farmer and home owner instead of the corporation. - "The law makes a direct attack upon the merchants in the state, by providing that he shall pay taxes upon his credits, whether in the form of notes or ac counts, regardless of what he may owe to the wholesale dealers or other busi ness men. TMs Is one of the unjust and Unfair provisions by which the law at tempts to increase the assessed valua tion of personal property. "The law requires a Kansas mortgage owned by a Kansas man to be listed for taxation, while a Kansas mortgage owned by a foreign corporation or a person living in another state is not taxed. It is made the special duty of assessors to examine the official records to find whether a Kansas man owns any mortgage that is there recorded, and if so to compel him to list it for taxation. This provision can be explained on no other theory than that the officers of the law had a higher regard for the foreign corporations that are loaning money in Kansas than they have for the citizens of our state engaged in a like business. "The commission explains that the bill will renuire every man who holds the title to, a piece of land to pay taxes on the full value of it, regardless of whether there is a mortgage upon it and he owns but a small eouity. For example, if a man should buy a farm worth $1, 000 from his neighbor, and pay $500 down upon it and ive a mortgage for the balance, he would be compelled to pay taxes upon the valuation of $1,000, and inasmuch as the mortgage was to a Kansas man he would have to pay enough more Interest to enable the mort gagee to pay taxes upon the $r,00 mort gage, anel thus he would pay taxes upon $1.".00, when in fact he should be taxed only upon $500. "The only commendable feature of the bill is its attemipt to tux franchises, but this is framed in such a way that it would bring a hardship to a limited number of corporations and allow those who have the large, valuable franchises to go without taxation. No rule is pro vided for arriving at the value of the franchises. Kansas corporations are to be taxed upon their franchises granted by the state or any city. Foreign cor porations are to be taxed upon any franchises that they may have rranted by a city. This is a rank discrimination against Kansas corporations, and would prevent -the application of the law to nine-tenths or tne large corporations now doing business in Kansas and en- jeying the protection of our laws. The bill makes practically no cnange in the present mode and plan of rail way assessment, and it can have no other result than to leave the railway assessment as it now is, while it at tempts to raise the assessed value of real estate to three times the present amount, and to raise the present value of personal property to twelve times the present amount. "The same persons who constitute the board of railway assessors, under the proposeei law, with the exceptien of the lieutenant governor, become the state board of ecjualization, and are charged with the duty of equalizing the assess ment of all kind of property in al! parts of the state. This means that the board of equalization will have nothing what ever to do with r.Hlroad property anJ will only change the assessment with regard to other property. If any mis take should be made in the assessment of railway property, it is not to tie pre sumed that the same man who made it will correct it, but rather that the judg ment they exercised when sitting as a board of railway assessors will remain their Judgment when they will sit as a board of eaualization." Startling, but.True. -"If evervone knew what a grand medi cine Dr. King's New Life Pills is," writes D. H. Turner, Dempseytown, Pa., "you'd sell all you have in a day. Two wee'-s' use has made a new man of me." Infal- lihle for constipation, stomach and liver troubles. 25c at Arnold Drug Co.. 821 N. Kansas avenue. "L'Aiglon," first presentation In To peka will be read by Mrs. Bertha Kunz Baker at High School hall November 3. iD mSCELLASEOliS ADS. FREE MESSENGER FOR WANTS. PULL a Postal Telegraph Cable box or call by either telephone No. 417 and have your Want Ads brought to the State Jour nal office by free messenger. No charge to you for messenger service. Cost of classi fied aeis 5 cents per line of 6 words to the line and every fraction thereof. WANTED SITUATIONS. WANTED A position as housekeeper for a widower or old couple, by a widow with a child of two. References. Address 922 E. loth st. WANTED To oo your haulinn. Topeka Transfer and Storage Co. Both 'phones 320. i: P. Bacon, president: J. H. Gay hart, superintendent. 523 Jackson st. WANTED Place for housekeeping oy a wielow with small child. Address House keeper, care Journal. WHEN you want to hire a man or boy, call up Y. M. C. A telephone 311. We have a list of men and contiUVntial xef erences concerning them. Y. M. C. A. Employment Bureau, 117 E. Sth St. WANTED -MALE HELP. WANTED A first class steam and hot water litter. Chris. States. WANTED Traveler to work country stores. -Salary $1,000 per year and ex penses. El Padre Cigar Co.. St. Louis, Mo. WANTED A boy 15 to 16 to go to night schoeil and do janitor and delivery work for board. Aeldress M. M., care Journal. WANTED Bright boy for furnace and chores, or college student to do same for room and board. 520 Harrison. YOUNG men to train for newspaper art ists with famous cartoonist. Big salaries earned. Send for circular and terms. Na tional. 5 World rldg.. New York. WANTED American Benevolent associa tion wants a few more good insurance solicitors in Kansas, life, sick and acci dent. N. B. Campbell, agent, tfro Kansas ave. WANTED Circular and sample distribut ors everywhere ;good pay; no canvassing. Co-operative Adv. Co., New York. DETECTIVES Every locality, good sal ary, experience unnecessary. Interna tional Detective Agency, Milwaukee, Wis. WANTED Man to take charge of office here in Topeka. Address, with reference, at once, A. T. Morris, wholesaler, Cincin nati, O. OUTFIT free, credit given, cut-orie-e X mas books: 5oe book 15c: $1 book 25c: $1.50 book 50c; life iicKinley, Ferguson, 46S6 Fifth St., Cincinnati, O. WANTED Men with rig to introduce Monarch Poultry mixture: $20 weeklv anel expenses; year's contrnet: weeklv pav Adress with stamp. Monarch Mfg. Co"., Box 823. Springfield, 111. WANTED Men to learn barber trade; best proposition ever offeree!: more ex perience in one month than shops in ore vear: tools presente-d: wayes Satiiniays . board include.-!. Write for cataleigue. Ho ler Barber college, SL Louis, Mo. WANTED MALE HELP. WANTED Men at' Topeka nurseries, blocks east of Santa. Fe shops. WANTED FEMALE HELP. WANTED Competent woman tor general housework: no washing or ironing. Mrs. . Mercer, Crosby Bros. WANTED At once, good kitchen girt at 815 Monroe at. WANTED Hired girl 1529 Fillmore st. WANThD Young lady as companion tor my wife while away on road. Call Sun day or Monday 322 Clay st. WANTED At Fifth Avenue hotel, t ex perlenced waitresses. Hankla Bros. wAKl'ED Extterlenced white girl general housework. 1245 Clay st. LADIES working spare time earn $7 to $14 weekly making sofa pillows, etc.; every thing furnished: no canvassing; steady work. Send stamped addressed envelope. New Eria Mfg. Co., Erie St., Chicago. $4.00 PER 100 securing addresses for us. Snd-dime and sU'rpp for blank book and particulars. G. Coleinuu, 049 Grand blvd., Chicago. LADIES to work doilies end centerpieces at home; all materials furnished: hitsn est prices paid; no canvasslng.Send stamp-' ed envelope to Ely Novelty Co., Ely bldg., Chicago. LADIES to do piecework at homes; we furnish all materials and pay from $7 to $12 weekly. Send stamped envelope to Roy al Co., 34 Monroe St., Chicago. WANTED At once, good woman cook: also dishwrsher, at Commercial house, 5th and Holliday St. WANTED Competent girl for general housework. 621 Topeka ave. References required. - WANTED--AGENTS. WANTED Intelligent men and women (good penmen) to collect data to be used in the compilation of heirlooms of personal military and civil history of ex-union sol diers (appropriate Christmas presents!; permanent and preifitable employment. Ad dress H. C. S., 334 C St. N. V., Washing ton. D. C. START mail order business at your home, -i We tell how. Furnish everything rs- quired. Credit given; profits immense; par ticulars free. Chicago Specialty Co., i34 Van Buren St., Chicago, 111. AGENTS, remarkably easy s-ller: mo3t everybody buys; make big money be tween now and Christmas. WeiB-Binder Co., 135 Lagrange St., Toledo, O. AGENTS are making good salary anl commission selling our guaranteed gold bonds on installment; reliable representa tives want-d. American Bon-.l Co., "17 Broadway, Los Angeles. Cal. AGENTS can make big mon?y handling the Home Steam laundry: just out: ne cessity in every household; practical steam washer for home use; demand unlimited: cost within reach of all. Winters' Machine? Co., Station P, Chicago, 111. A SNAP side line for traveling men or big thing for ioeul sgents. J. F. Hessel Mfg. Co., -".air ta. Til. W.A'n'TErj-itert in each county to sell r My lirrtoi-iftls." good profit n nnl steadv work. ArJelress Campbell & Co.. 227 A nt.. Eir.ii, 111. AGENTS A big -lor.ey-maker and easiest seller ojt: ivu- iroit jar wrench. fHs any jar cover, -vavuple 25c." Fartlcuiars. F-Unu-ley Co., 02-5 f.-reeTv-oir1. ave., Chicago. WANTED Everywhere, hustlers to tack signs, distribute cirm'ars. i-amples, etc : no canvassing: good pay. Sun Advertising Bureau, Chicago. LA LANNE & Co., Philadelphia, want. traveling men for good side line dry goeids. WANTED Canvassers to selt 'our cloth toys, rag dolls and art pillow tops: best selling holiday novelties made. Anyone can sell them. Large profit. Art Fabric Mills, New Haven. Conn. WANTED SALESMEN. THIS BEATS NEW JERSEY Charters procured under S. Dakota laws for a few dollars. Write for corporation laws, blanks, by-laws and forms to Philip rawrence.late Ass't secretary of state, Hur;n, Beadle Co., South Dakota. WANTED Traveling salesmen capable of earning 0.0:0 yeeily and expenses. Hi-ii priced men only. Box 60S, St. Louis, Mo. WANTED At once, experienceel traveling salesman for Kansas: want a salesman; no novice need apply. Box Ell, Chicago. WANTED Salesmen to sell lubricating oils and greases on salary or commission. Excellent side line. The A. G. Harbaugli Co.. Cleveland. O. EXPERIENCED salesman at once: sales manship and integrity will maec? position permanent; customers' sales guaranteeei to meet payments. Life work to right man. The Church Co., box 175. CleTeland, O. WANTED Salesmen in all unoccupied territory; $ii0 per month easy: or better still on commission if preferred. Spauld ing Nursery fc Orchard Co.. Spaulding. 111. WaNTED-MICELLNO U& WANTED To do your hauiin. Tope.-ka Transfer anel Storage Co. Bith 'phones 320. F. P. Bacon, president: J. H. Say hart, superintendent. 523 Jackson st. . WANTED Cider apples and fumpkins. Topeka Vinegar Works. WANTED Te buy horse, surrey and cut ter. 823 Kansas ave., room 1, afternoons. WANTED To rent, a 5 or 6 room house, modern, or 3 roems, light and neat fur nished for light housekeeping. Notify ,20 Harrison st. WANTED More table boarders at Mrs. Emma Hartwell's, 302 E. 8th st. WANTED Small family to occupy part of a house, either furnished or lnfurnished: 2 of ns hi family. Adrdess C. S. M., care Journal. WANTED To do your haullnit. Topeka Transfer nnd Storage Co. Boh 'phones 320. F. P. Bacon, president; .T. H. Gay hart, superintendent. 523 Jackson st. WANTED To buy farming or timber land in the south and southwest. Address Thus. G. Edwards. Coffeen, 111. HORSES WANTED The undersigned 'have purchased the Bennett barn on West Eighth street, and will buv horses for the foreign and eastern markets Borses must be fat and from 4 to 8 year-i old. Will be at the barn everv Sature.a- IMMEL &'NORH13." BtJSINES3 CHANCE. THE Californi.-i V,vcii vrliiC antees 5 per. cent per month in divldf n i nave $16.0fi.0 in sight. Write for prospe tun. W. H. lialelwin & Co., brokers Voi-ert- bldg., Albany, N. Y. . guar- SYSTEMATIC speculation in wheat vrv profitable; 5100 invested pavs S2 ner dav remitted weekly. Send for free book ex plaining option trading. Oshorn Grain' Co S13 Phoenix bldg.. Minneapolis, Minn Mem bers Chamber Commerce. Mem SATIrol:LTln:rySl0rSr.Inake bl Profits. The John J Ryan Co-operative Investment Co an old established flrm wheJs "re lab 1 ity is unepiestlon-d. pay 5 per cent weel-lv on investments of $10 upwards The t -V-tieal don't se-e how this Is possible but tf -wise reserve , heir decision untU the v re ceive particulars and are able to HvesVi gate for- themselves. Paying of dividends at rate of 5 per cent weeklv i, no ! ment. but a positive fact. Write for partic ulars, which will h sent free, jnhn j uv. an Co-operative Investment. Co. jj E co Fourth and Locust St., St. Louis. ness (any line). If you want Z tuvV e! " SInd.A- iL Barr0"' tat?onLi.L;i:k