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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. SATURDAY EOENIXG, NOVEMBER;. 15, 1902.
ONE BEARKILLED. Net llesult of the President's Hunt to Date. Animal Was Tied Up and Dis patched With a Knife. ALL SORTS OF PL ASS Are Besorted to by Newspaper Correspondents. Bake Frantic Efforts to Tene trate to Hunters' tamp. Bmedes, Miss., Nov. 15. Although no direct messenger had arrived from the camp on the Little Sunflower at 9 'clock this morning, word drifted back during the niffht in the quick but mys terious fashion peculiar to the trans mission of Information through negTO channels In the south that the president reached camp after dark last night but with It came no word of the result, of the chase after the second bear. Rain drizzled at intervals during the night nd this morning curtains of gray mist descended from the low. leaden sky. Bmedes was dismal beyond description. It was simply a cotton field covered and shut in by the walls of a circus tent of mist and bisected by a railroad track. The presidential train and the boxcar telegraph office on the siding, the plantation store and a single white washed'negro cabin in the center of the expanse of cotton comprised a comple ted inventory of the view from the Signboard labeled "Smedes." A downpour was expected at any minute. Notwithstanding the threaten- j ins weather, it was assumed here that j presidential party was orr at oayurea.. FIRST DAY'S TKOPIli'. Smedes, Miss., Nov. 15. A lean black bear which weighs 235 pounds is hang ing up at the president's camp on the Little Sunflower, but, to the regret of all the members of the party, tie first trophy of the hunt did not fall to the president's rifle. The bear's trail was struck by the hounds soon after the party started. The members of the party, except the E resident. Mr. Foote. Mr. Parker and lolt Collier, had been stationed at the various crossings and as soon as the dogs gave tongue the president and his guides plunged through the dense un derbrush in pursuit. Within a few min utes the dogs showed the direction the quarry was taking, and Holt Collier with the instinct of an old bear hunter. Immediately made up his mind where the animal would come out. To save the president needless hard riding through the brush he directed Mr. Foote to take the president along the trail to a certain cut off. This was done and the president and Mr. Foote rode to the assigned station. On their way several swamp deer jumped up. but no effort was made to get a shot at them. Then for several hours the president and Mr. Foote waited. The trail of the bear carried the yelping hounds out of hear ing, and shortly after noon Mr. Foot abandoned hope that the quarry would cme back their way and he and the president returned to ramp for lunch. Had they remained the president would have had a shot, as the bear, with the pack at its heels, crossed almost the exact spot which Holt had indicated. About a mile beyond this point the bear exhausted by his long race ran Into a water hole and turned upon ths dogs. They were all over him in an In stant. The poor beast was too exhaust ed to make much of a fight, but he grabbed one of the hounds by the neck and crushed through its spine, killing it instantly. As the bear was making a swipe with its paw at another dog Holt Collier jumped from his horse and. club bing his rifle, knocked the bear over with a blow on the head. Meantime he blew his horn in token that the quarry had been brought to bav. A messenger was sent back for the president. Then Holt roped the bear and tied him to a tree. When the presi dent arrived he would neither shoot it nor permit it to be shot. "Put it out of its misery." said he to f rkP'' an(1 ,ne latter ended its life with his knife. Later on the way to camp with the dead bear, the dogs struck another trail, and the president rtiF""tP' ?r- Masum. Secretary Cortelvou and Dr. Dung followed it The Associated Press correspondent arrived l iiik camn lust as vir.it r.ii; i.i- the bear slung across the horse's haunches descended the river bank op posite. Kii ",hP0tnrl hod stayed where T put him. sairl the aggrieved Holt "he would have done got this vere one '' n V.'., K..V" I - r, 1 HrK"r nl3r' returned Le forced to slt-ep on thr. tM mrI SEmp i ia admirably located under lZK? nri hp '"'K "f the Sn- h ",; 7 , nas feen cleared and i..., pn-tping nia r,ne cool; t(.nt navp LTlI"',1 "P' Thp Prelcnt ext.M sse. 1 i! satisfaction over the simplicity of the rangoments. His tent contains fo, r o V rTT "''''Wed by himself. Mr n, Mr nickir.sor. and Secretary forte vou" The negroes step, on blankets un.w a-', open fly tent. None of t h,- small "rmy ,'t newspaper mm and photog, .her, U followed the preM.I-m heroes ,V r-erde,?' reaching ramp. The only newspaper "- lowed there wore the three or - associ ation representatives, who rnnK- with ihr Party All kinds of rxpedlcn wir- at tempted by the oth.rs o grt into camp but without avail. Kvm- trail 1," Into the woods was guarded and no n -""5 could he found who cared to ril- ma 7, " an attempt to guide the visitor,' Two ..m side newspaper rr n did. how-ver raf',lnTSir"",K wi,n,n nn,r nille of he can-p. fhr.v procured horses and followed a blazed trail until they were t opped ,v two negro guards with guns "J hvs no iesni riKnt to stop us declared the correspondent 'This is the oi.lv law we know" replied a negro, tapping his gn. The , '''.-r men started h;ek- .i unjiioptr rpon.Kvus at the point of his shot m The correspondents left with vacuo thr of legal proceedings against Wallace it, t as the ramp and country for miles around is the private property of the ;iimols Cen tral It is not probable that a legal action would stick, lleside, Mr Mnimum ho 1, managing the hunt. i. the magi's-rate before whom the case would be tried One newspaper man tried to bribe a darkey to show him the way to the pres ident s camp. He offered th- -ie-ro $-, 'Deed Mistah." responded the negro .7 W2",', nt t:i.e yo" 0,11 ,h('re '" a mil. lion dollars. Mistah Mnngnm told u, any of us who took white men there would he shot or hung, and I ain't goin' to take no chances. Thirteen Drowned at Sea. Bt. Michael. Azore. Nov. 15 -The Nor wegian Telephone. Captain Thorsen which left Norfolk. Va.. Octoh, r 21. for Cardiff England, has been abandoned Thirte-ri of her crew were drowned, including all the officer,. The survivors were pick d up and landed here by the Kramer War field, Captain Pattie. from Savannah for Bremen. At the time the Telephone' was abandoned she was dismasted and in a waterlogged condition. Press erre.pon.,;,r TJ? Z lgn of the president and some anxitv SZl: 'his ruse i.l ,,..,or ..iuiui me guard?. ut the lat ter, who had mule,, knew ,he w o ,"s bet ter and cut th.m off almost in sight of camp. This time freedman Wallace -,,e of the guards, turned the hi- i. .V : POLITICAL GOSSIP. (Continued from First Fage. Wichita. The appointment will be a popular one. A. A. Sharpe, Republican nominee for the legislature In Pawnee county, will tie M. Sweeney, the fusion candidates, and the result will have to be determ ined by drawing lots, unless Sweeney re. fuses to take part in such a proceeding and contests Sharpe's election in the leg islature, as he announces that he will do. On the face of the returns Sweeney had two majority In the county, but there was a Republican vote in West Pawnee precinct which had been chal lenged and sworn in, but which the elec tion board had refused to count. Sharpe's friends alleged that this vote was all right and should be counted, ana they secured a writ of mandamus from Judge Lobdell to compel the board to count this ballot, which reduced Swee ney's majority to only one. The election board at first refused to obey the man damus, but at last concluded it would be better to yield to the court. During the hearing Sweeney arose and de nounced the whole proceeding as an at tempt to count him out, and asked the court to end the farce. He said if ht. was counted out he would fight to the end in the legislature. There is one old soldier vote for Fawnee county in the Dodge City- soldiers' home, and this will make Sharpe's vote even with Sweeney's and the tie will have to be decided by lot. The contest over the member of the legislature from Barber county is ex pected to reach the supreme court be fore long. On the face of the returns Walker, the fusion candidate, had five plurality, but the Republicans claimed that the tally sheet in 551 wood township showed that Nixon, the Republican can didate, had received IS votes there, while only 10 had been counted for him. This would give him 3 plurality over Walker and entitle him to the certificate of elec tion. When the vote was canvassed a member of the election board in that township came before the county com missioners and snid that the election board had started out to count all the straight ballots first and had counted eight straight Republican ballots but in completing the count these had been counted over again along with those which were not straight. He said the total of ten votes for Nixon was correct and not eighteen, notwithstanding that there were IS tally marks for Nixon. The county commissioners were going to count the vote ten for Nixon, when Nixon's friends secured a peremptory writ of mandamus to compel them to give him IS votes.' The fusionists claim that the poll books in which the name of each voter is written as he votes shows that only 49 persons voted. Of these Walker secured 33 undisputed votes, Nixon 10, there were three spoiled ballots, and three voters failed to vote for representative. This count, it is as serted, makes up the total of 49 voters, but if Walker is given 33 and Nixon IS, it makes a total of 51 votes for representative, or two more than there were ballots cast. This is the fu sion side of the story, and it is expect ed that they will shortly file an appeal in the supreme court asking for a re versal of Judge Gillett's order of man damus. The Greensbrrg Republican, out in Kiowa county, has hoisted the follow ing ticket at its masthead: For President in 1904. THEODOltK ROOSEVELT, of New York. For Vice President, MARCUS A. HANNA, of Ohio. The report by his friends that R. M. McGonigal, of Colby. Is after a Sixth district land office job, and that an effort is being made to shut out Otis L. Atherton of Russell, who has been slated for a place in the Wa-Keeney land office, brings out the story that Judge Ather ton has already been shut out by Presi dent Roosevelt himself. The report is that Senator Burton recommended Ath erton's appointment the same time thai he did A. H. Blair, who was made reg ister of the Wa-Keeney office. The story further says that Rlalr was appointed by President Roosevelt, but Atherton was turned down. Anyway Blair has been in office for several months, while A. L. continues to hold down the Job for which Atherton was slated. The Leavenworth Western Life says that the Republicans in that county lost a great many votes on account of the law passed by the last legislature giving the veterans in the national sol diers' home at Leavenworth the right to vote in that county. "The Republi can party was held responsible for this law." says the Western Life, "and not only the farmers, but a great many city people cast their votes for tip; Democrats as a protest against the law." Greensburg Republican: Will that one lonesome Republican in Brenham township, who made the cross in the circle under the eagle and not elsewhere please come forward and make himself known and we willadvancehis subscrip tion to the Republican for one year. Vfe want to look him in the eye and shake his honest hand. There is one clerk in the state house who isn't worrying about a job for the next two years and he doesn't want to stay in his present position either. He is Walter Reid. bookkeeper in the state treasurer's office. He was elected reg ister of deeds of Cloud countv at the last election. The fusionists ran a French man against him in order to catch the French vote, which is a large part of the entire vote in Cloud county, but Mr. Reid pulled through just the same. Assistant Attorney General Clad Hamilton is another who isn't worrying about a job for the future. He has kept up his law practice in Topeka, and will simply transfer his headquarters from the state house to his private office and devote his time to his private practice. KIT HIES ARE NOW MADE. Artificial Stone Is a Beauty Prices Likely to Go Down. Paris, Nov. 15. The value of rubles is threatened with a decline owing to the perfection to which the manufacture of artificial stones has been lately brought. Hitherto artificial rubies could be made that were on a superficial examination apparently real. Examination with the microscope, however, revealed flaws and imperfections, but the academy of sci ences today examined specimens of art'fi rial stones manufactured by M. Verneuil. which the members declared were suTicrb In color and equal in purity and brilliance to the genuine rubles. The process of production, which is partly by means of the blow pipe, is comparatively not costly. Stepped Against a Hot Stove. A child of Mrs. George T. Benson, when getting his usual Saturday night bath, stepped back against a hot stove which burned him severely. The child was in great agony and his mother coula do noth ing to pacify him. Remembering that she had a bottle of Chamberlain's 1'ain Balm in the house, she thought she would try it. In less than half an hour after apply ing it the child was quiet and asleep, arid in less than two weeks was well. Mrs. Benson is a well known resident of Keliar. a. Pain Balm is an antiseptic liniment and especially valuable for burns, cuts. bruise3 and sprains. For sale by all druggists. COMINGJUR WAY Demand for Kansas Land Is In creasing Daily. Real Estate Men Expect a Large Immigration. FARMS SOUGHT -FOR. People Leaving Places Where Land Is High. Expect More Farmers Next Tear Than Ever Before. Kansas real estate dealers predict that within the next year there will be the heaviest immigration into this state with in years; that they say will be largely owing to the prosperous agricultural con ditions prevailing within the state for several years, and the tide they say is already strongly on the rise. Eastern men are already coming west with their money and investing in lands here. 'There is a strong demand," said a real estate agent Friday, "for lands all over Kansas. Right here in Topeka we are selling a great deal of property; we are selling lots of houses and traveling men are coming in here to make this city their headquarters, in large numbers. I nnd that the farmers of the eastern states are overcoming their fear of hot winds and bad crops in this state and are beginning to invest in lands here. A few years ago it was impossible to do any thing with them because of the bad rec ord which we had made out here, but now they are buying heavily in Missouri, right across the line, and are beginning to come this far west. In Illinois and those states land has gone up to such a high price that it is impossible for young farmers to begin there. The land sells for as high as $123 an acre in many Illinois counties and the rent on it is one-half. A few years ago when I lived there it was never more than two-fifths that a tenant was required to give, and oftener one-third. The Illinois farmers say they like the black gumbo soil so well; but one of them came out here the other day, and after a drive over. the country told me that we had the same soil here in Shawnee county as they huve there in his county of Illi nois, which is among the richest in that state. "I look for a greater influx of eastern farmers next year than ever has been known here. This season a great many of them have gone Into Missouri, Ne braska and Iowa and have taken up lands. Next year they will have seen just what there is in this western country and will recognize that there is just as good dirt in Kansas as In any of these states." In justice to Secretary Coburn it should be said that he deserves much praise or bringing the agricultural and stock-growing advantages of Kansas into considera tion over the whole country. The real estate man from whom the interview, as given above was gained, showed a letter from Mr. Coburn referring to a communi cation from a rich Illinois stockman who wished to invest in a ranch or in land which could ultimately be turned into a ranch. The Illinois soil has become so valuable within late years that cattle feeders do not consider it advisable to use it for feed lots and it is because of Ibis that they are expanding and coming to Kansas where there is an abuii3ar.ee of room for cattle feeding and stock brefd ing. Kansas lands are perhaps just as good as those of Illinois, but the popu lation of this state is not so great as that of the first named, consequently the figures on land have not been pushed up to such a high figure. BEAR HUNTING. Bruin Roams the Forests "in Great Numbers. Duluth, Minn., Nov. 15. The forests of northeastern Minnesota, and especially the lake region, are alive with hunters in search of deer and moose. The number of licenses issued by the auditor of St. Louis county up to this time, in com parison with the number issued last vtar in the same period, would seem to indi cate that the deer will be considerably safer this year. Woodsmen and hunters of duck ;md other small game during the fall have brought back reports that deer are plen tiful. Although the number of huntrs in the woods last fall was enortn ms, tilt y do not seem to have exterminated the deer by any means. In the Bowstring country, in Itasca county, they are said to be numerous. Moose are numerous also and the five days allowed for killing those big fellows promises to see great slaugh ter, even though each hunter is limited to one. Hunters in St. Louis county this fall will have a double inducement, for the chances of dropping bears are good. The number of black bears in this vicinity has been very large. Within two or-thrce months, twenty-four bears have been shot within a half dozen miles of the Duluth city limits and. some of them in the .' si dence sections of the city. In the woods they are said to be quite plentiful. Their presence in such unusual numbers this year is something of a mystery and var ious reasons are assigned by hunters and woodsmen, but none seem to give satis tory reasons. The bears do not 7cem to be especially hungry and are not appar ently driven In by difficulty in getting food. Some of them encountered in the residence sections of the city had iheir young with them and seemed to bo quite tame. They have thu far been com paratively harmless. TWENTY NEW BOATS. Pittsburg Steamship Company Will Build Some Monsters. Duluth, Minn., Nov. 15. In line with its expressed hope to increase the steel ore carry-intr fleet of the Pittsburg Steamship company, that company has called for bids fr-r the building of twen ty steel steamships to be seventy-two feet longer than anything on the lakes. The ships will be 550 feet long. 5S feet beam and 30 feet deep and will carry 9.000 tons each. They will be capable of moving from Duluth to Buffalo 120. 000,000 bushels of wheat in a lake sea sop.. It is expected that if built these ships will use up about one-fifth the $50,000,000 laid aside by the United States Steel corporati'.-n for improvements. The steel corporation owns the Pittsburg Steam ship company. These ships will all hail trom Duluth. SKUNKS CLOSE A FACTORY. The Business Center of Geneva Threatened by an Invasion. Geneva. N. Y., Now 15. This city is suf fering from a plagne of skunks. Thf ani mals invacicd the city about th-? middle f Ocretvr and have been moving iowaro the bi'Pim-ss center ver since. The animal's entered the boiitr ronm o the Geneva Manufacturing company one nijarht. The watchman's dog attacked them and the factory was in consequence closed for three days. A New York Central locomotive cut one of the animals in two. In the Fifth ward. The locomotive on the Black Piaraond ex press on the Lehigh Valley railroad ran over another in the Sixth ward. The result is that a considerable part of the north ern and eastern sections of the city are not attractive j 1 r John street has beeri Meserted since a skunk was killed there a few days ago. LOOK OUT FOFTsNOW. Mr. Jennings Says It Will Come With Colder Weather. The much talked of winter weather is about to arrive, according to the weather bureau. The forecast sent out this morning was: "Rain or snow and colder this afternoon and possibly tonight. Sunday fair, with warmer north and west portion." Observer Jennings does not expect that there will be enough snow to stop trams or blockade traffic. He thinks that the Colorado low may cause a little flurry in Kansas. The wind this morning was southeast, blowing eight miles an hour. The minimum temperature for today was 35. The hourly temperatures recorded by the government thermometer today were as follows: 7 o'clock SKll o'clock 47 S o'clock 40)12 o'clock 52 9 o'clock 43 1 o'clock 55 10 o'clock 4i 2 o'clock 57 CONGREGATION CLOSE. Whispered to Collector They Sad' "Left Purses at Home." London, Nov. 15. The irreverent of London are smiling because a recent congregation that gathered at St. Paul's cathedral, although made up of the noblest and richest persons in the king dom, contributed only a beggarly $500 to the contribution boxes. The king and queen were present in the cathedral and with them all the "cream of London's aristocratic and wealthy society." One would expect the contributions on such occasion to be splendidly munificent, but it was a rue ful $500 only. Numbers of eminent persons who were present in uniform and court dress whispered to the collectors that they had "left their purses at home." but would send a check next day. So far a check has not been received and the dean of St. Paul's is sad. Of the $500 collected the American am bassador and three other Americans present contributed $50 each. What the king and queen gave is, of course, not. known. WOMAN KILLS TWO DEER. First Huntress to Land Game in the Upper Peninsula. Ishpeming, Mich., Nov. 15. Mrs. George Bennett, wife of a conductor ou the South Shore line, is the first Upper Peninsula huntress .to bring in a deer. She shot two bucks, each weighing about 00 pounds, near Republic, Mon day. . ,, , Endorse S, C. Coblentz. The Topeka Ministerial union has adopted the following resolutions ct in dorsement in honor of .Kev. S. C. Cob lentz, who recently retired from the pastorate of the First United Brethren church, to take up the general church extension work of that denomination: , Whereas, Our brother. Itev. S. C. Cob lentz, late pastor of the First United Brethren church of this city is about to enter into general missionary work in his denomination, . Resolved. That',,:we send with him this, our testimony,: commending him most heartily to those witn wnom his duties will bring him in contact;- That Brother Coblentz has been A deeply interested member of our asso ciation and a highly successful pastor, having built up a good congregation and completed a fiS(. chun h and com modious parsonage. tKth out of debt; That we have found Brother Coblentz an earnest Christian brother, interest ing, active in every., movement calcu lated to advance Christ's kingdom in our midst, and we fecl assured in com mending him to the confidence of his co-laborers in his new calling. I3. W. CliANNELLj h. a. orr, J. P. WHITE, Committee. Cleveland Goes After the Ducks. Norfolk. Va.. Nov. 15. Grover Cleveland passed through Norfolk for the marshes of Curitiick. where be wil be the guest of Joseph S. F.linger of this city on a week's duck huntins. Topeka Market. Topeka, Nov. 15. HOGS. HKAVY- 5.85'f5.95 LIGHT 5.cijio ROl'OH PIGS 4.00(00.00 CATTLE. ... -i-1 t r ...$3 OfVgS.OO ... 2. 50H 3.00 ... 3.00'.i3.r) ... 2.5l'a2.7j ...J3.OOW-4.00 ... 2.75l!3.2S G O O T) ORA SS ' C OWS. GOOD U11ASS tlt.irr.JiiJ BULLS VEAL CALVES. LIGHT ' HiiAVY GRAIN. NO. 2 NEW WHEAT NO. 3 NEW WHEAT XTl T.'HITP .... KfSto ti sac Mia NO! 3 WHITE CORN .. NO. 3 WHITE CO K.x :j,sc NO 2 YELLOW AND MIXED CORN..4HC VV.I.I.OW AND MIXED t:OB.V..JM NEW CORN Sic NO 2 OATS S'lo NO. 3 OATS aso FRUIT AND VEGETA1JLES. Furnished by W. O. Anuttsun & Co., 210 Kansas avenue. OUA NGES Mexican, $.1.75. LEMONS California. 3U0 size. $3.75fif .GO; Messina. size, SI.''. GI-t Al'ES New York, pony-basket. Con cord. iy'a2i'c: Crtnwbn. 21Wl'2c. California Tocay grapes. Sl.TMl.So per 4-basket .'rate; Malaga, owing to qiiality, $i.i47.50 per ' iANANAS Market lower, being 3J34o per lb.: and rumiir.s from fl.7-Slj2.2a per bunch. PEA S California Winter Nellis, 52.73 Ta'bLE POTATOES Kaw Valley, SOo per bu.; Minnesota Buroanks, $0c; Min nesota Rural. 5fc: Color.-:oo. white. (Sic. SWEET roTATOKSC per oa CABBAGE Home trown, 90c per 100 lb ONIONS Dry. 60c per bu. ; Spanish onions. .M.50 per crate. WAX BEANS 7ac per 1-3 bu. box. OYSTEHS New Y'oilc coum, 4(,c per can- extra select. 3oc ner c;n;: standard. 25c 'per can'- bulk, standard, per gallon, Ji 40f bulk, extra select, $l.ti per gallon. CELERY" Michigan, blue ribbon, -&a do-sen: red rbbon. 40c per dozen. HICKORY NETS 12. per bu. COCOANUTS f4.23 per sack: 60c per 'BUTTER. EGGS. POULTRY. EGGS Candled, loss off. ISc; case count, lGic. BUTTER Country'. lRc POULTRY Hens. 7c lb.-. roosters. 15o each- ducks and geese, 4c lb.; turkeys, 9c lb.; live spring chickens, 7c lb. PRAIRIE HAY By car S6.0OS7.00 PRAIRIE HAY By ton (baled) $8.00 PR MRIE HAY (loose) J5.5Ji-i.K ALFALFA HAY By load, per ton . . . .f'.OM ALFALFA HAY Baled, per ton $12 00 STRAW, per ton i5.00 Top3ka Hide "Market. Toneln. Nov. 15. Prices peid in Top"ka ths week, based on Boston ovotations: GRFFN SALT CUBED NO. 1. .". Se GREEN SALT CURED NO. 2 VAC NO. 1 TALLOW 54 iiARKETSJODAY. Bears Still Hare Upper Hand In Wall Street. Beat Prices Down After a Strong Opening. OTHER TRADE STEADY. Cattle and Hogs and Grain Hold Their Own. Situation Outside of Stock In clined to Be Bullish. . Wall Street.New York,Nov. 15. STOCKS London sent quotations for Americans this morning at sharp advances over last night's closing prices here. The opening level here was higher than last nisht, but not up to the London parity. There were 2,000 shares of St. Paul sold at 172 to 172, compared with 171 last night, and the ad vances reached a point or over in Read ing, Canadian Pacific, Illinois Central, Bal timore and Ohio, Chicago Great Western preferred B. Colorado" Fuel jumped 2H points. Missouri Pacific opened up point and then fel a fraction below last night, and a number of other Gould stocks were heavy. New York, Chicago and St. Louis iirst preferred dropped Vs points. Selling met the advance at other points and sec ondary quotations were lower. The renewed selling which met the open ing advance caused prices to crumble away quickly. Opening gains were wiped out and St. Paul, Canadian Pacific, Rock Island, Louisville, the Pennsylvania group, Reading and Amalgamated Copper fell to a fraction below yesterday's close. Some feverish rallies followed, interrupted by a dip, to the lowest in some stocks. The movement was upwards again at 11 o'clock. There was an extensive covering move ment amongst the bears previous to the appearance of the bank statement. St. Paul rose 2' points and the active list generally 1 to 2 points, oeneral Electric's gain reached 5. Northwestern 4 and Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste Marie preferred 4Vi points. Realizing sales fol lowed the appearance of the bank state ment. Attempts were made to support the market, but gave away again. St. Paul reacted 1 points and other stocKs a large fraction. The market rallied strongly t ud closed firm at about the top. Range of Prices on Stoclt. Furnished by J. E. Gall. Commlssioi s, Grain, Provifions, Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone 4S6. Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock company. Kansas City. Mo.J New York. Nov. Op'n High Low Cl'se Yes . 115 lloi 11-P. H514 U4! . 1401J 143 140U 1 1404 Sugar Illinois Central People's Gas ... C. & A., com .. Amal. Copper .. B. R. T T. C. I U. S. Steel U. S. Steel, pfd Atchison, com . Atchison, pfd .. C. G. W St. Paul Wabash, com .. Wabash, pfd .. Mo. Pacific Manhattan .. .. Western Union Texas. Pacific .. N. Y. Central .. Reading ..." Erie Southern Rwy. Union Pacific .. C. & O Bv & O L. & N Pennsylvania .. Katv U. S. Leather .. C. F. I So. Pacific 9M4 DS-5 ViWi ttl'A 32-12 3114 55V4- 53 5414 554 55 - 3i4 S3! S13 97'4 58B 56Vi 564 54 Vs 3K 971 56V2 364 8414 83 984 55 36 S3 ss4 3'ii Rli4 97 Vi 2514 25 25Vi 2f,4 172 173W 170"A 173'i 171 30 29 30 30H 34 4214 43Vi 48'4 10474 106 10P4 106 it 133 1S44 132"4 134 13 41V 417 40-A 41h iL 14M, 14li 1484 1-MtH 644 55"i 5414 Bt 6: 334 34'i 33 3374 iiSH 324 3214 100 101 44 45 32 32", 9B'-4 101 4: 45 BUT-, mk 4114 !' 1224 12-t1 1221 1241. 12314 154 15fii 154'i 156 154V4 56 664 5a 66 f-5. 124 12 12 12 32 KR4 ( 83H S5 !A 6214 63 6II4 63 61V4 Chicago Grain Market. Chicago, Nov. 15. Wheat opened steady on unresponsive cables and the early trad ing was light. Small receipts was a strengthening influence. A feature dur ing the first hour's trading was commis sion house buying of May, supposed to be for the account of a prominent bull op erator who -has bem taking on considera ble stuff .of late. December opened a shade lower, at 72c, advancing to 72-c soon aftr the opening. Minneapolis and Duluth reported receipts of 768 cars, which with local receipts of 99 cars, 11 of con tract grade, made total receipts for the three points of 867 cars, against 1,176 cars last week. Trading continued quiet throughout the session but a good cash demand held prices steady and the cloee was firm, December Wai.ic higher at 72HC, CORN The effect of continued rains in the corn belt was offset by indifferent cables and the opening tn corn was steady. With a fair demand for May the market held firm. December opened 1.4C lower to 14c higher at 5214 to 53, and on covering bv shorts there was an ad vance to 53ic. Local rece'.pts were 175 cars, with 23 of contract grade. The close was firm, December hie high er, at 53c. OATS There was comparatively little doing in oats. The opening WuS steady, along With other grains. December op-nd a shade higher, at 2ScLocal receipts were 1S1 cars. Adecrease in the receipts of hogs - at the stock yards over the amount esti mated, caused a firmer tone to provisions p.t the start and a good demand for Jan narv lard held nrices firm. January pork opened unchanged, at $15.12'4: January lard was Sc higher at 9.02V and ribs 2V4 higher at 7.9ii. WHEAT Cash: No. 2 red. 73c: No. 3 red. 61710: No. 2 hard winter. 72c: No. 3 hard winter, (.' oc; No. 1 nortnern spring, 74(&75c: No. 2 northern spring, TtiTSc; No. 3 spring, ho'niflc. CORN No. 2. 55c: No. 3. fi1V.ft$Sc. OATP No. 2. 23U-C: No. 3. 2S"4c. FLAX Cash : N.-W.. ti.2n: S.-W. JI.ISU.: Nov., $1.16: Dec. $1.16: May, $1.21. RYE Pec. 50ff50i--o: May. 52V4c. PARLEY Cash: 355;5Sc. TIMOTHY Jan., J3.S0. CLOVER Nov., $11.15. Kansas City Grain. Furnished by J. E. Gall. Commissions. Grtiin. Provisions. Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone 486. Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock company, htansas city, mo.j Kansas City. Nov. 15. Open High Low Close Yes WHEAT Dec .... 4- 65 M M34 64 Mav .... 68-14 69 6.v4 6DV4 68 CORN Dec .... 3914 38 38 3814 May ....S6V4 36V4 3614 36V4 36i,i Kan?s of Price. Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions, Grain. Provisions. Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone 486. Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock company. Kansas City, Mo.J Chicago, Nov. 15. Open High Low Close Yes WHEAT Dec .... 72 73 72 72 72 Mav .... 7i! 75V4 74 75 75V CORN Nov 54 84 Dec .... 53 53 52--4 53 524 Mav .... 4194 42 41 41 41 OATS Nov .... 2914 29V4 29 29V4 29 Dec .... 29 29 23-Ti 29 May .... 31 31V4 31 31 31 PORK Jan 15 12 15 20 15 10 15 15 15 12 Mav ....14 42 14 47 14 40 14 40 14 iO LARD Nov - 10 V, 10 87 Jan 9 CO 9 05 9 ft - 9 f5 8 !7 Mav .... S 40 8 50 8 40 8 50 S40 RIBS Jan 7 S7 7 95 7 S7 7 87 7 87 May.... 7 57 765 755 765 T57 Chicago Livestock Macks'. " Chicago. Nov. 15. CATTLE-Receipts to day, 300 head. Market nominal. Good to prime steers. 6.00'tz6.55; poor to medium, $3.000j5.75; atocker and feeders. $2.g;t.C5; cows. $1.4(X&2.SO; heifers, JS.OOtg 4. 75: canners. $1. 402,40: bulls. $2ftS4.60: calves. 3.o0'J 7.00: Texas fed steers, $3.054.00; western steers, $3.50tii5.50. HOGS Receipts today, 13,000 head: esti mated Monday, 15,000 head; left over from Fridav,- 3.809 head. Market steady to ..... , . , .3 W. ...... . (..-. .. i." '- heavy, 5.90fr6.20; light, $5.9&'M.3o; bulk of sales. $6.15i.30. SHEEP Receipts today, 5.000 head. Sheep and lambs steady. Good to choice wethers, $3.401i3.80; fair td choice mixed, 2.50ra3.40; western sheep, $2.7B3.7!: native lambs. $3.50(85.15: western lambs, $3.75t1.75. Official receipts and shipments Friday: Cattle. H05S. Sheep. Receipts 2.134 21.019 H.'.'Ki Shipments 4,439 1,041 ,Io7 St. Ziouis Livestock Market. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 15. CATTLE Re ceipts today, 500 head, including 300 head of Texans. Market steady for natives and strong for Texans. Beef steers, $3.7557.00: Blockers and feeders. $3.004i4.65; cows and heifers, $2.25-5.25: Texas steers. $3.164T5.00; Texas cows and heifers, $2.2&S3.35. HOGS Receipts today, 2,000 head. Mar ket strong, closing 5c higher. Pigs and lights, $6.05(56.15; packers', $6.006.?0; butchers'. $6.2056.4O. SHEEP Receipts today, $00 head. Market strong. Natives, J3.4&34.00; lambs. J4.0O-e5.60. Kansas City Lirestock. KansnH Clt-tr Nov. IS. CATTLE Re ceipts today. 10O head. Market unchanged. Native steers. $3.40B6.75; Texas and Indian steers. $3.0tW4.00; Texas cows. $1. 80S 3 90; native cows and heifers. $1.5034.10: stoek ers and feeders. $2.00g4.5O; bulla, $1.7583.00; calves, J3.00ig6.00. HOGS Kecelpts today. 4, nea. mar ket strong. Bulk of sales, $6,255-40; heavy, $6.306.40; packers', $6.25S6.35: m--dium, $6.30S6.40; light, $6.20.30; yorkers, $6.25-ff.30; pigs. $6.15(36.20. SHEEP MarKet nominal. Muttons, -w 4 15- lambs. 14. 00(55.25: range wethers. $3.00 (83.85; ewes, $3.00(53.80. Chicago Produce Market. Chieaeo. 111".. Nov. 15. BUTTER Market Arm. Creamery, 1726c; dairy. 15(&22c. EGGS Market firm, loss on, cases le- turned, 22c. CHEESE Market steady. Twins, lit? 1114c:. Daisies, llV412c; Young Americas, lli4(Fi12c ICED POULTRY Market steady. -.Tur keys, 9lgllc; chickens, 8llc Kansas City Produce Market. Vimii mtv Nov IS Close WHEAT Receipts today, 119 cars. Quotations: Dec, 64&64e: May, 69V43694c. Cash: No. 2 hard. 67a68c: No. 3 hard, 63(S64c: No. 4 hard, 65(fi60c: refected hard, 50'a.56c; No. D red, 65(fi66c: No. 3 red. 63(&64c. CORN Dec, 424c: Jan., 3Vj,c;fliay, w. Cash: No. 2 mixed, 41V4c; No. 2 white, 42V443c; No. 3 white, 4014(6, 41c. OATS JNO. Z wnue, uc na. a mueu, 29Vtc RYE3 NO. 2. 44((T45C. HAY Choice timothy. $10.50011.00; choice prairie. $10.5ixn 11.00. BUTTER Creamery, 2425c; dairy, fan cr, 21c. EGGS rresn, lS'AC. Cotton Market. New York. Nov. 15. COTTON Spot cot ton steady, at $8.30S.55 per 100 lbs. Galveston, Pov. u.-tuiiw mariei easy, 754C Sugar and Coftee Market. - New York. Nov. 15. SUGAR Raw firm. Fair refinine. 3 3-16c: centrifugal. 96 test. 3 ll-16c: molasses sugar, 2 15-lSc. Refined sugar dull, crusnea. 5.ud; powaerea, .do; granulated. 54.45. COFFEE Market dull. No. 7 Rio, 5C. MOLASSES Market steady. Mew York Money Market. New York. Nov. 15. Close MONEY Money on call steady, at 4 per cent: prime mercantile paper, 5V4(ft6 per cent: sterling exchange steady, witn actual ousmess jn bankers' bills at $4.87 for demand and at $4.83Co4.83!i for 60 days: posted rates. $4.S5 and J4.KX: commercial Dins, 4.!(en.is'4. SILVER Bar silver, 49c; Mexican dol lars, 39c. BONDS Government bonds steady. To dav's ouotations: U. S. refunding 2s, registered 108 U. S. refunding 2s. coupon j.. 108 U. S. 3s. registered nw U. S. 3s, coupon H'S TJ. S. new 4s, registered 336 U. S. new 4s, coupon ,. 136 U. S. old 4s, registered 110 U. S. old 4s. coupon 110 It. S. 5s, registered 104 U. S. 5s, coupon 104 Wool Market. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 15. WOOL Market strong- and active. Territory and western mediums, 164jl8V4c; fine, 12igl"c; coarse, 13 laloViC. Market Gossip. TFurnished bv the A. G. Goodwin Commis sion company. Commission Mercl.ants and receivers and shippers of grain. Room No. 6. Columbian building. Inde pendent telephone 798.J Liverpool cables closed: Wheat UV4d lower; corn Mi'(jci lower. Chicago grain receipts today: Wheat, 98 cars; graded, 10. Corn. 175 cars; graded, 23. Oats. 181 cars: graded. 13. Chicago: Wheat opened firm with mod erate tniying tnrougn commission nouses. Northwest grain receipts today: Minne apolis, 427 cars: Duluth, 341 cars. A year ago: Minneapolis, 54$ cars; Duluth, 279 cars. Kansas City grain receipts today: Wheat, 108 cars; corn. 114 cars: oata. 27 cars. A year ago: V heat, 47 cars; corn, 57 cars: oats. 12 cars. Ertimated grain receipts at Kansas City Monday: vv neat, ii cars; corn, ill cars; oats. 11 cars. Chicago: Privileges good Monday: May wheat Puts. 75c; calls, 75c; curb, TSVrC. Mav corn Puts, 41c; calls, 41c; curb, 4154c. Estimated grain receipts at Chicago Mondnv: v neat, ill cars; corn. liU cars oats. 300 cars. Clearances for the week, wheat and flour as wheat. 4.440.000 bushels: last week. 5. 715.0O0 bushels: last year, 4.984,000 bushels. Corn, this week, 282,000 bushels: last week, 130,000 bushels; last year, 630,000 bushels. Grain Letter. 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 798. WHEAT The wheat markets have averaged stronger this week, with i slightly further widening tendency be tween May and December. The visible Increase on Monday was a surprise to the trade and markets tell Dack a fraction but the speculative sentiment was bullish. especially among the big operators, and prices soon steadied and continued to harden balance of the week, closing at the top. Big speculators are holding the balance of power in the wheat situation and it is up to them to make an advance from present level. They are getting no help from the outside trade in general, and are standing between heavy consump tion everywhere, heavy receipts at prim ary points and record breaking exports from Russia. Last week saw heavily In creased receipts at primary points and only a moderate export. Aw a result of the heavy movement the past three weeks the visible has increased about seven million bushels. Prices have been moving within a narrow range and there has beer; a further widening difference be tween the December and M?v. and ele vator interests seem to be working in this direction. The wheat bull sees a ray of in reoorts of decreased farmers, de liveries In the northwest and also in the southwest.' The wheat movement in the southwrst of late has surprised the trade as it was generally thought there was very little wheat to come out 01 tnat sec tion The cash trade is healthy, with Du luth and the southwest doing most of the export business. It Is netural that the fornvr poirt should be a seller of wheat thl time of the ?renr as navigation foou closes and wheit sold for exnort must b got out. The Facfic coast trade is good and there is a prospect of North Dakota wheat moving moderately to Seattle to be milled for Australia. The latter will not take to exceed 11 million ousneis, New Lease of Life for an Iowa - , Postmasters Postmaster R. TJ. Randall, Dunlap, la., ays: I suffered from indigestion and re sulting evils for years. Finally I tried Kodol. I soon knew I had found what I bad long looked for. I am better today than in years. ' Kodol gave me a new lease of life. Anyone can have my af fidavit to the truth of this statement." Kodol digests your food. This enables the system toassimilatesupplies.strengthen icg every organ and restoring health., Kodol Slakes You Strong. Prepared only by E. O. DeWitt A. Oo., Chteair y The tl. bottle containsSH tlroesthe 50c. siie. mt minute coenre: Cures quickly. That's what it's made for. FADED GARMENTS CLEANED and DYED TO LOOK LIKE NEW EVERY YARIETY OF LAI MY W)RK: Topeka Laundry Co. ; Phone 153. 625 Jackson St. 108 EIGHTH AVENUE WEST. Flour and Feed Supply House Dealers in Flour, Grain, Hay, Mill Feed, Seeds, Salt and Coal. Cell 'Phone 159. J. P. Spreng, Mgr. Topeka, Kas. : A. G. Goodwin Commission Co. Room 6 Columbian Bide. ' Iao. 'Phone T9S ' Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Provisions Receivers nd Shlppsrt sf Grals. Correspondents: Irwin, Green & Co., Chicago, III. Members Chicago Board of Trade Careful attention given to orders on the Chicago and Kansas City Boards of Trade and New York Stock Exchange. Consiznments of Grain Solicited. BUY MEAT AMI COM sinn.00 !nestml in Cir!n or Stocks bv our "Safety Valva "lan" should re sult in profit of iota.i to nmxi.BO witli n 31 days. V rite lor rmrtieulRm stI nenrt for our free hook. "Modern Methods for Safe Investments." RICHARD OLIVER CO.. Brokers and Bankers. Chicago Stock Exchange Bldg. - Chicago. however, but it is enough to (rive the bulls something to talk about and Ktlr up a little enthusiasm, i'atten is sup posed to be short a (rood sizrd lot of May wheat but In case he covers it would not affect prices muchv over a cent a bushel as there are plenty of "lonps" who wotiid take advantage of stich conditions to un load their holdings. Unusually mild w-eather continues over the winter wheat states, with moderate rains in scattered sections. Such weather has given the fall sown wheat a sturdy growth and re ports from all sections Indicate the fine appearance of the plant, both early and late sown. This mild weather, however, has also favored the development and spread the Hessian fly, which is pretty widely scattered, but so far there Is not much complaint, except from Illinois and Indiana, especially in the northwestern part of Indiana where fields are reported to be bare and the fly worse than ever be fore in the fall. As far as the crop is concerned, as a whole, the situation Is very favorable. It has been stated that Arpentlnt is offering wheat freely for fu ture delivery, indicating favorable con ditions in that country. The visible sup ply Monday is expected to increase heav- " CORN The large amount of corn husk ing going on in all parts of the country Indicates the large amount of corn there is In th country. The season has been unfavorable for the movement, which is rather exasperating to those who are im patient to use new corn immediately on account of exhaustion of the old crop. Verv little of It is- regarded as cured safely to ship safely, but there is a gen eral "disposition to market it freely when roadv and a period of cold dry weather would increase the movement to the abil ity of roads to furnish cars. The situa tion is extremely bearish, especially for Chicago Mav corn. It is estimated that 500 million bushel of this year's com mercial crop wiU be hedged (sold short) In the Chicago May option on the Chi cago Board of Trade, aa new corn will not be allowed to grade contract In Chi cago In time for delivery on December contracts. This feature makes Chicago December corn unsafe to trade, or hedre. in and as a result hedgers will also lodge in the Chicago May option and will no doubt result In a continuous declining market In that option. We anticipate a slumn In cash com prices tn a safe com mercial bases as soon an the new eroo gets under headway, as exporters will not uav present prices after the first ship ments ' to fill scattering short contracts have been made. Five hundred million bushels of hedged corn will be an awful weight on the Chicago May option and will prevent any advance that would dis turb an ordlnarv margin. We expect to see Mav well down In the thirties short ly and ultimately In the twenties, and do FOXY CAXE 81TUAK GAME. Rumor That Havenieyer Has Bought Michigan Beet Sugar Factories. New York, Nov. 15. The American Sugar Refining company has closed deals for Important beet sugar concerns in Michigan and the belief Js strongly en tertained in some quarters that the Have mever company has practically corralled all the Important independent beet sugar plants of the country outside of theAmer ican Beet Sugar company and ia there fore in a position to oppose beet sugar to beet sugar and keep cane refined sugar out of any forced cutting that may ba precipitated in the beet sugar trade. The beet sugar people decline to discuss the extent to which western beet sugar may be offered in the market but Intimate that entirely too much has been made of ths matter. . Money for Service Schools. Washington. Nov. 15. The fund of J25.K-0 appropriated by congrfss for the United States service schools has been alloted In part as follows: To the cavalry and ar tillery school at Fort Riley, Kan.. J1.1H; and to the general service and staff col lege at Leavenworth, Kan., Jll sii