Newspaper Page Text
TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING. JUNE 17, 1903.
0 t r -ii -. f ALL MILLINERY AT HALF PRICE. Boys' Knee Pants. 50c Pants at 3 5 C 75c Pants at 50c 98c Pants at 7 5 C "Indian Overalls" For Boys sizes, 3 to 12 years, special, pair 30c Wash Goods. All 7Ac Lawns, light and tinted grounds good patterns per yard 5 c Figured Batistes all this season's pro duction worth up to 124c special yard 8!6c One Fourth Off 0a the following Lines: Muslin Underwear. Ladies' and Misses' Parasols. Ladies' and Misses' Skirts. White and Colored Shirt Waists.' Laces. An assorted lot to 2 inches wide, special, yd. 3 c Ernbroiderie Appliques worth up to 19c, " yd lOc Embroideries worth up to 10c, special, yard 5 c One Lot Embroideries from 3 to 6 inches wide worth up to 19c special, yard 10c J If The Ml. Dry Goods OHLY QUE BERRY ARfslED !fleml)er of Coroner's Jury Tes tifies at St. Francis. Lincoln, fh., Juno 17. A special to tsv star lroni St. Fru nvis, Kas., ssayw: Tiif same curious irowijs were on l.ati'l this nieerning vln the sec ond day (ef the preliminary hearing of C1;;iiii,i e-y Dewey, W. J. Mol'.ride and Civil" Wilson, charged with the p rry muiibrs Ite'aa. Tile same precautions v re laken as yesterday and no one en-It-d the ontt house who was not s arc led. The militia guards were in tno s.tme place as yesterday and ai dough everything lias been quiet the a ut horities are taking every precaution t'r avoid an' possible trouble. The cowboys of the 1 tewey ranch, 1M Tucker and Al Winsehip who were s 'nt to jail yc st. relay for refusal to answer (uesti ns are still in prison. Thus far no witness has t'Stitied to s'imw then more t'nan the prisoners were I:i the party and if the I tewey cowboys siiil persist in their lofusal to testify t a y may et estope- the arrests with iil' h tie y have been threatened until S.eeio cvid-nee eh-V- lops. Tie- lit st witness calleel teeelay was K. M. Phillips, a ne -ml). a- .of the cor on -i-'s jury which examined the bodies of the HeVrys. He said that of the d'ecd. Pitch was tae only one armed lnl ihat when the' beeely was cx.imiaed bis gun v. as fnunii in its holster, on tic bo.lr s of 1 laiiii 1 and Alpheus Perry roc v. eaoons w 're found. Senator lPs-Mi- erc-:-s-c-N:imiii' d tie- witness but it ci '.rl.ip. d i.ot'-.iuc te v. M. I. Week, vii'i isit "'l the Herry home immediate ly after tie' shooting was next called. Attcirtey General 'olenia.n o.Hstieineel bim. lb' confirmed the former witness I1' it rtirvh le rry's weapon h:id not been t;:k n from its holster and that no v- ar"i',s bail been found on the others. Lis cress exa :n i na t ien was brief and nothing te-w was eh v lnpc d. County At'ern. y T. I. llotehkiss. who was r. st called t"ld of a visit to the ISerry bo'ic-' aiel eori'obor.tl cm th" testimony rf tiu other witte-sses its to the tineiing of no weapons cm tile dead bodies. He was cross examinee! at length fait r.otn Intr ii"W was cifwelopcd. The entire morning; d--v loped little new testiniony :a d jiass'-cl vi'i v slowlv. Ti'KSl .- Y AFTKIiN'iiO PF.SSIOX. St. Francis, Kan.. June 17. With a j-'uard of a score of soldiers, who with fixed liaoi:ets sat ltctw''en th-m and a etirious letblic. Chauncoy Pewry. the yoiin; miliionaire cattle kin and bis c'"iiii;micins. A. J. M.-lh-ide and Cly,ie Wilson. f..ced Justice I. s. Hall for a preliminary hearing ten the charge c;f Irip'c murder. The day pass.-d without db' t urb.c eees of any kind, although tlce lieei in- was not without it- sensations. Hoy Perry, still suffcrinii from the wounds in- had rec ivrd in the ierribl'1 battle at bis home, wets brought into onrt on a cot. The cot was placed in front of tie- court and he told his story. It dificted lent little from tbo story of las cousin who had preceded him on' th? stand. He1 accused Chauncey Pe-wey of ni'iorins him down, lie said that not a wotd was spoken on either sid". and ftdd'-d: "After I bad taken probably hi; if a dozen steps from w here 1 ti.d ley hois.--. Chauncey 1 ewey raised up Item behind the mud wall ami tired at m. I t. ll and that's ail I know. Aft-r h w hile I cane1 to an-1 start.-d to era u I to the toad, w hen two shots wctc tired, both ef winch went through my hat. I ti-.n lay still until the lieweys had ' ' n '. " iiere the hut. bullet-rhbib d and blood Ftamei, was offered as evidence. Cross x..i.iiiad he admitted having iiad some P'ubie with til" Peweys ;lr-,d said that Coauneiy had '"once tbreateeed to take H shot at him." He dc-ii.-d bavin tjirs. d i he pew eys the day before tiv killimj encl said that no puns had be.-n d'-awn ly them in the JiKht. Feyon.1 this th-' cri.ss-oxiiiiiination elicited but 11: tie. .Mrs. Alpheus Herry. th-1 widow of one 5i the pe,v,,yH' vicious, was the next to testify. She had her youtuicst htlil do lar lap while testifyins and amused mu'h sympathy. She told of the p -we y? cominK to the place a III ad McPride askrd "Where ar, tile hoyt-'.'" on bebetf Pdd they wire not at ticeme she s;tiet the visitors returned :n the water tank and soon afterwards vr husband came. The killings fol owec, but she vsas in the house and iid not. see the alTiay. Siie was nut ;t oss-e xiimlrcc.l. Dr. C.. A. Pass of Bird City, who xamined the bodies of thi murdered cen, and Lc Lu Car run, C3--o. Schaeffer 4wJ'4. J. Wo ft Company. y and Percy E. "Waldrnn, settlers, testi fied. Court then adjourned. One especially noticeable feature of the day was the largc number of wo men who fioeked to the court room. They came by the score and were al ways the first on hand. During? the day the prisoners followed closely all the proceedings. Touns? Dewey was seeminKly the1 most interested. Mrs. P.erry, the widow and mother of the dead men. was present in court and closely followed everything. The first statement she has made of the killing was piven out this afternoon. She said: "I can't see why it was done. It was cold-blooded and I believe they laid ii trap for my husband and boys. For two years they have tormented us." CAIHiONBALL WRECKED. ltock Island Limited Runs Into a Gravel Train. Dos Moines, pi.. June 17. Three men we re killed anel several seriously injured by th" wrecking of the St. Poms-Minneapolis limited on the Roe k Island at Klmira. shortly before midnight last night. The passenger train, which is known as the "Can nonha'.l" crashed heael on into a cravel train. The three dead men have not been fully ielentitied. One is believed to be I'red noisier of Davenport; another, Kldon Hening" of Ijishem. The dcael men were ridinp the blind baa;ape. They br re union labor cards in their pockets, indicating that they were carpenters. EARLY USK OFtilM'OWDER Evidence of It3 Discovery Long Be fore the Christian Era. With reference to the early use of punpowder and firearms, long before the popularly acoe pt"d, but erroneous, -bit-j of punpejw'ler discovery, Oen. Jo si'ph Wheeler. 1'nited States army, in a le eture :t short time asjo before the Franklin Institute, remarked that in many localities in China and India the soil is impre enated with niter, and the probable discovery of gunpowder there, many centuries before the1 Christian era, may fee explained in this way: Ail cooking at that tirti1 was by wood fires ami the people liv.-el in tents and huts with eeirth for their fleeors. Count less fires made of wood upon grounel strongly impregnated with niter must have existed every day, anel when such tires were extinguished a portion of the wood must luvp been eonvorted into charcoal, some1 of which weml.l, of ne cessity, become mixed with the niter in the soil. I5y this me ans two of the most active ingredi. nts of gunpowder were bought together, and it was very nat ural that when another fire was kind led on the same spot d flash might fol low. This would If ad to investigation and then the manufacture of gunpow der was conceived. AVhether this be I rue or not, there is abundant evidence that the origin of gunpowder and ar tillery goes far back in the dim ages of the past. The Ifincloo code, compiled long be fore the Christian era. prohibited the making war with cannon and guns of ' any kind of firearms. Qtiintius Curtius ; informs us that Alexander the Great met with tire weapons in Asia, and ' Phiiost rnt us says that Alexander's con quests were arrested by the use of gun c powder. It is also written that those 1 wise men who lived in the cities of the (langes "overthrew the-p: enemies witil 'tempests and thunderbolts shot from the walls." Julius Africanus mentions ! shooting powder in the year 275 .ft was ; us. d in the siege of Constantinople in !iW: by the1 Arabs in :(; at Thessalon ic a in !iri4: r.t the siege of r.elgrade, P7i; by the Greeks in naval battles in ipe'ex; by the Arabs against the Iberians in 1147. and at Toulouse in It ap pears to have been generally known I throughout tivilizeel Furope as early I as Pico, an.l soon the reafter it made its j way into Fngland, where it was manu j fact u red during the reign of Eliza bftl), lard we barn that a few ams were pos sessed by the Knslish in 1310. and that th. v v ere used nt the brittle of Crecy in lC4t). Cassier's Magazine. A Customs Arrangement. Pe:in. June 17. Riis ia and China have rrrange'd that the customs neaiiaiiecneat ef Palney and the1 ad.eohiuie; tronti-rs shall lee similar to the Cerman arrangement at Kinu f 'hnu. CPiverneer Alexieff s finan";a secretary will lee t lie Russian manager 'if the custeenis s-rviee at Palecy. The re ceipts will be de posited in the Russo-Chi-r.ese bank. kC4 vaoii Trustees of Kansas Mutual Ad journed Sleeting. Flood of- Proxies Caused a Delay. MEETING WAS HELD. Geo. W. Crane Presides Over Stockholders. Statements Issued by National Life Partisans. Owing to the fact that 1,000 proxies wei'e poured in upon the trustees of the Kansas Mutual JLife Insurance com pany Tuesday afternoon, making it im possible to complete the clerical work necessary to begin the work of the: meeting, no formal session of the policy holders was held. After Cyrus Deland had stated the condition of things to the adjourned session at Representative hall Tuesday at 4 p. m., he declared the meeting ad journed until this morning;. At the suggestion ot Kdward Wilder, the meeting was then taken in charge by the policy holders, who elected Jeo. W. Crane as chairman, Arthur Capper as secretary, and KUwarU Wilder as treasurer. In calling the meeting to order, Mr. Crane stated that he would consider the meeting to be a continuation of the pol icy holders' meeting which was held on June 1, and would call upon the "inves tigating committee" to report. This committee was chosen for th? purpose of looking into the merits of thea bids offered by the three companies and advising the policy holders what to do. The report was not a very satisfactory or conclusive document, as it did not profess to be founded on a careful in vestigation of the bidding companies. It was entirely in favor of the National Ufe Insurance company proposition. That portion of the report which con siders the relative merits-of the Na tional Life and Illinois lafe propositions is divided into two heads, first the pres ent and future surplus, and second the bonus. Those portions are in full a ftjliows: First As to the present and future surplus. The Illinois Life Insurance company proposes to liquidate the present surplus and to distribute it by way ef credits on premium payments during the next three years, the pro rating to be done by a commission of actuaries to be ap pointed by the court. This would leave our policies with no surplus credits three years from this date. The propos al is silent on the question of any paritc ipation or sharing in surplus accumula tions from future premium payments. The National Life Insurance company by its assumption of our present policy contracts and present contract obliga tions, will perpetuate and carry out the provisions now in our policies for ac cumulating and distributing surplus, dividends or profits. The acceptance of this proposal would be complete restor ation of the statu quo; our relations as to policy holders to the insuring body would not have to be defined anew or made over, but would simply be perpet uated and the change would be onby a changed relation to management. Second The bonus 'contribution. Fp to this point, consideration has been given only to that which is now our own, a fund createil by the policy holders themselves. In addition to rec ognizing this fund as belonging to us, each of the bidding companies proposes to give us, as owners of the property, a bonus consideration. The Illinois Life would give us in hand, that is, in a two years' distribu tion, a bonus reckoned on the sum total of insurance finally transferred to that company. On the assumption that all of the insurance would be transferred, this bonus would be $10 per thousand of insurance in the aggregate, but on anything less than total reinsurance the aggregate would be less than $10 per thousand. This bonus contribution would be liquidated and distributed in two years by credits on premium pay ments within that time. Each policy holder's share of this bonus contribution is to be determined solely by reference to past payments. The National Life makes its bonus contribution a specific sum of .$101,650, and adds that amount directly to our present surplus; in fact, merges it with this surplus and lets present policies and policy conditions control its distri bution. In both particulars the Illinois Life would lessen the premiums for two and three years by entirely liquidating the surplus, and bringing the sum total of the; advantage within three1 years. It proposes to substitute the.'se features for the present provisions of our policies as to sharing its surplus. The National Life's proposal pre serves all we now have in our policy rights, and wotilei increase our respect ive shares of smplus, as provided in our policies in the same proportion tht $101.fi50 bears to the present sur plus of the company-. Your committee submits this analysis of the fundamental difference between the two proposals so that each policy holder may decide whether he prefers to have his original contract with the Kansas Mutual Life kept and faithfully carried out, or have a partial lieuida tion and a new contract. K. S. QFTNTON, Ch'm. M. V. LEV y. GEORGE M. NOBLE, J NO. F. McMANl'S. L. C. BAILEY. Theodore K. Long, a cousin of Senator Chester I. Long, and general attorney for the Illinois Life Insurance company, next presented to the meeting the com plete bid and contract of that company Mr. Long is a very able speaker, and handled the company's proposition in excellent manner. He is one of the lead ing Republicans of Chicago, being presi dent of the Hamilton Republican club. In looks he closely resembles Senator Long, except that he is shorter and fleshier. Mr. Long continued his remarks until 5:20 in the evening. He answered a great many questions put by the policy hoblers. anel seeme d to make a very fa vorable impression for his company. At times there was a marked dispo sition on the part of the Y"ilder-Mul-vane-Morrill crowd to start some sort of a quarrel, but nothing serious occur red. Mr. Long refrained from criticising the bids which the other companies had made. At 6:0 the -oUoy holders redioi'rned. and resumed their meeting at S o'clock at the Knights anil Ladies of Secarity hnll. At the evening session. President "Phelps an'1 Toll -e H. Atwnd presenti'd the case of the National Life company, end S. V.. Run V" of Kansas City spoke in behalf of that company. l i AN TO ViFOJiGANTZE. The following report of the committee on reorganization was also react: To the Policy Holders of the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance company: , Your committee, appointed for the purpose of investigating a plan for re organization, beg ltaav.e to submit th-;-foilowing report: We found the subject under consid eration required much more work than we anticipated and by reason of the great calamity which recently beiell this section of the state the members or the committee were unable to give the necessary attention to the work. In the judgment of the committee th reoiganization of the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance company by the policy holders, or the organization of a new company by the policy holders could be accomplished and in a way that would be advantageous. Our investigation convinces us that it is necessary that a company, to conduct what is known as an old line life insurance business, would be reijuired by the laws of Kan sas to possess a cash capital of at least $100,000. In addition to a subscribed an.; paid up capital of $100.u0;). we would recommend that an additional amount of SilucUHii) be subscribed to the surplus of the new or reorganized company. The new- company 'would then possess a paid up capital of $100,000 and in addi tion thereto would have a surplus ot $110.000 with whatever surnlus might accrue from the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance company. It is our belief that to insure the success of the new company, such as is proposed, that it be possessed of a sufficient surplus in order that the company could make an equitable adjustment of all policy comracts and in doing so would not b financially impaired. It wouhl be no. tice to the ieolicy hol.lers and to th-. public that the company was possessed of sufficient funds to meet any and ah obligations. Such an organization would inspire confidence and enable the company to immediately proceed with business without in any way depleting its necessary resources. Such a plan would be a good investment for thtr stockholders and the company would be enabled to pay reasonable dividerd. The plan proposed would also, in th judgment of this committee, afford the policy holders a more liberal and equit able treatment of their contracts. Out recommendation is that 'the capital stock be divided into shares of small denominations of $-"0. This would con template that each subscriber to the stock would pay $100 for each share or $50 and in this manner create a capital of $100,000 and a paid tin surplus of S100.000. t " As to the method of ad hist ins poliov con tracts, concerning: which there is not anv dispute, the committee does not feel that in the limited time which thev have laid at their disposal that it would be primer for them to attempt an exhaustive report. We oo submit, however, that with the addition of the capital as has been proposed anel with a good working surplus, which we would earnestly recommend, that the new company would ,e 11 strontt financial or ganization result ini; in pmiit to both th.1 stcx-kheilders and be a credit to the state of Kansas. There is no similar oreaiuza tion in the west which would peessess a Plant so valuable and one that has shown such vitality in times of storm and stress. Th.1 clabeiation eef the plan or an adjust ment of the contracts would have to be left to a committee to be subs qiientl v ap pointed when the de tails could be :irr:ins"il and a!teir time held been giv n for a full consiele; ation. The assistanc e ..f a com petent actuary would be leuuireel. We summarize our suggestions and. re commendations as follows: 1. The ore:i nizat ion of a new- company with n paicl 111 cash capital ot' $e.e.ea and a paid in surplus of $io.iHi to be add. .! to whatever might be rece ived from The Kansas Mutual Lite Insurance company. J. l'.er value of shares sr-i. :t. S'lbscription price of shares JleeO. 4. The company t. conduct an old line insurance business. 5. A board of directors to consist of not less than fifteen in number. 0. Risks of old company to be assumee! by the new or rcorgftniz.il company which is to assume the present p.'Mcy contracts except what, are krown as natural prem ium polic ies, with mereasiwg rats. to be defined in seme manner that would be equitable to al! parties, or to fee replaced with level premium policies. C P.. HOFFMAN, J. M cinixe;, A. W. DANA. A. A. ROnOERS. E. 1 1. CROS1.Y. PETER A FIGUREHEAD. Ser?ia Has Become a Military Despotism. Itelgrade, June 17. The oosition of King Peter I promises to be little more than that of a royal captive. The real government of the country will be a military dictatorship under the leader ship of the revolution, Colonel Masehir. and Colonel Mitsc'iuch. The new kin;; is almost without any personal ad herents, anel the ruling spirits of army it is thought prtibable would just as readily murder him as they did his predecessor should he oppose their aims. At the present moment the whole country is under military rule, and al though net prefects in the country dis tricts have been revoked, each is ac companied by an army officer, who at tends the prefect wherever he goes, even to the phone. MOKE MILK FOIL SOLDIERS. Leavenworth Home Officials Purchase Cows. Leavenworth, Kas., June 17. The of fleers at the soldiers' home have pur chased fifty mure cows for the dairy The cows wore purchased in the south ern part of this county, some of them from Mood sufferers who were unabl'5 to keep them. The soldiers' home dairy now consists of let) cows, nearly all of the Shorthot n and Holstein breeds. At the last mooting of the1 board of man agers it was decieleel to permit the pur chase of fifty more cows at $.Vt each. Much milk is required at the soldiers homo. The hospitals require 75 gallons a day, as many .mf the veterans are on a milk diet. The veterans have muh and milk for supper twice a week ana most of them take milk in their coffee. The home officials state- that $S.O0f c.-.n be saved every year by keeping eon . There is plenty of pasture and forage tei maintain them on the home grounels. The milking is done by veterans. No attempt is made tet obtnin butter froen the cows. The butter is supplied by contract. ATTICA THIEF CAI.'GUT, Man Who Robbed Santa Fe Station in Anthony Jail. Attica, Kan., June 17. The thief who broke into and robbed the Santa Fe station while the agent was getting his dinner, has been captured, and is now in the Anthony jail. There is a clear case against him which he cannot escape, but no money was found on him and he refuse's to re veal its hiding place. The agent. W. L. Manson. must stand the loss, which in cludes $25 of his personal funds. They Took Every Stamp. Ps Moines. la., June 17. Robbers last night broke1 inTo the j-ostoffic e at Plhoeies. Marshall county, 2l miles northeast, anil clean ci the place of every stamp in the i possession of the postmaster. The loss will i be Sl'i.C 0. Notice, Topeka Teachars. Sleeping car reservations, both Tour ! ist and Standard, are now being made i for the Kansas Teachers' Special train i to the X. K. A. at Boston. Train leaves Topeka at 4:30 p. m. Wednesday. July 1. Make reservations early. Call on or ad dress, T. L. KING, C. P. & X. A.. Topeka. FEARS A PLOT. (Continued from Fase 1.) The proceedings in the palace today showed the same absolute callousness that has characterized the actions and demeanor of everybody in Belgrade since the tragedy. THEY PASS FINAL TEST. Degree of Bachelor of Science Given Many at Manhattan. Manhattan. Kas., June 17. The Kan sas Agricultural college is just closing one of the most successful years of its history. The total enrollment for the year was 1.574. which is 178 more than last year. The regents are in session and will let the contracts for the audi torium and dairy building. The following Kansas young peopl1; have just been given the degree of bachelor of science: Richard P. Bourne, Delphos; Earl N. Gillis, Keene; Esther E. Hanson. Marquette; Jesse M. Jones, Moran; Clara pancake, Scott; Earl N. Rodell, Marquette; Alice M. Ross, Manhattan; Henry A. Sidorfsky, lroy; Howard M. Chandler, Kansas City; DeVere Corbin, Oxford; Jas. A. Carrell, Manhattan; Amos L. Cottrell, Wabaunsee; Claude C. Cunningham, Manhattan; Orin P. Drake, I'.eatti.1; Lewis S. Ed wards, Emporia; Robert A. Esdon, Olsburg; Corinne Failyer, Man hattan; Maude Failyer, Manhattan; Estella M. Fvaron, Manhattan: George T. Fielding, Manhattan; James W. Fields, McPherson; Arthur B. Gahan. Manhattan; Clara S. Goodrich, Mait katu; Ellsworth P. Goodyear, Oatville; Alanson L Hallstead, Havana; Edward H. Hodgoon, Little Kiver; Pearl Hoidei man, Chetopa; Hartley B. Holrovd, Manhattan; Sarah L. Hougham, Man hattan; Axel H. Johnson, Mai queue; Hernon C. Kyle, Cawker Citv; Rose M. McCoy, Manhattan; Edwin W. JIc. Crane. Haddam; Bessie A. Mudge, Man. hattan; Harold T. Nielson, Denmark; Ivan L. Nixon, Manhattan; Russell A. Oakley, Reedsville; Anna L. O' Daniel, Manhattan; Clara A. Perry, Manhattan; Alexis J. Reed, Smith Center; AlfreA H. Sanderson. Marysville; John M. Scott, Westmoreland; Emma E. Smith Wabaunsee; Harold A. Spilman, Man hattan; Louis Stump, Manhattan; Harry R. Thatcher. Great Bend: R. i. Laury, Manhattan; Helen P.. Thomo . son, Wamego; John A. Thompson, Ed wardsville; Sarah P. Thomnson, Os borne; Dovie M. ITrieh, Manhattan; Alberta S. Voiles, Manhattan; H N. YinaH, Oakley; Leon W. White, Man hattan. CKANE BK1NGS SI IT. Would Enjoin Stats Text Book Board from Approving Books. Crane & Co. brought an injunction suit in the district court Tuesdav after noon to enjoin the Kansas state trftt book commission from approving sup plementary grade school books. Crane & Co. do not wish supplement ary books used and the, claim is made that it would not be according to law for the commission to make such a move. Mr. Crane said: "Last year I made the statement that the scheme of the American Book com pany was to make the state uniform text hook law unpopular by Hooding the state with a set of inferior books thereby forcing the state to use sup plementary books, in order that they may charge what they please for them. I believe my prophecy then has come true. The American company has a lot of books in the state that the people are dissatisfied with and now they want supplementary boteks. While the adopt ed books sell for a specified price the company nisy charge what it pleases for the supplementary books." WILL BE NAHM EH. That Is Promise of the Weather Bureau. The government forecast sent out for Kansas today was "Generally fair to night and Thursehey: warmer tonight. 'v The wind todaz-' litis been southwest, blowing five miles an hour. The hourly tomperatures recorded by the govern ment thermometer today were as fol lows: 7 o'clock 61 I 11 o'clex-k 7r. S o'clock fit I 12 o'clock 70 9 o'cleM-k S j 1 o'clock 7s! 10 o'clock 7:: i 2 o'clock 79 Mexico Pays Up. Washington, June 17. Ambassador Clayton has cabled the state depat t mrat that the Mexican government yes terday deposited to his credit $1,420, nil; on account of the Fins fund This promptness on the part of the Mexican government in meeting its obligations has broken all records in arbitration. The money will be remitted to Areh bishoii Riordan, bishop of San Fran cisco, the titular claimant, as there have been no assignments to attorneys in in terest. Patents Granted Eansans. Washington. June 17. These pntents have bDen issued Kansans- Edgar P. Browr: Cottonwood Falls, lamp- Charles U. Tit as. Little River motor vehicle. TODAY'S MARKET K El OUT. New Turk Money Market New York. June 17. Close MON FY P'ritne mercantile pape r, 5'e5U per c-nt; sterling exchange strong, witr. actual boi r.e -s in teitiki rc t ills at $4.N,!7 Per demand anel at. S4.s.i5 fi.r e;e days: posted rates, SI.1; arid J4.-N1'-: commercial bills, St.es SILVER bar silver, iiU'f, c; Mexican d"llars. 52-vC. BONLS Government bonds Irm. Chicago Vheat BTar'tet. Chicago. June 17. WHEAT Wheat open ed cesier on indifferent cables and the fa vorable harvest weather with oiute gen eral selling by longs unci scattered selling by cemmisMen beeusjs. July was off 'V'tC tei S 't'ic'. at 7r)teV ,r"4c. while September Wets a idiaeie tee '-.o lower, at 314-c-73',wc le: 733jC. Traeling was only mocie iale and ce-n-lineel largedy tei local traeFrs anel prices showed little t -hange the tirsl hour. K.e eeipts at Mime apeiiis, Ltuluth and Chicag-j were 2,v cars. CORN The fxce-llent wenther conelitionr ceffse t toe higher corn cable's and caused a rath.r easy eepe ning. Jiely being iint'lliinel to J4c 1 ewer, at V.-' J-i 1! ;'4e'. with S'-pioniner a shade to 'iTe'vc lowe r, at 4! ' 4!4c. There was only a small volun:e of traele the first hour ard prices held a bent steady. Re ceipts v-cre 251 cars. OATS Oetts sympa thizeel with oilier grains anel open d easier with July c lower, at 39c. and September -4e biwtr to lc higher, at :;r's'"34o. The market was exttenitly quiet early in the eiay and about stationeery. R'-eeipts were le -2 cars. PROVISIONS Provisions opened stealy influence'd by the firmness in the hog mar let, but the o hinic of trading was hunt with practically no change in prices. Sep tember pork opened 2!-,c higher, at $!. : lard uncharged to 2t..c lower, at $S.!J,W'a ;t-,Vr and litis unchanged, at ?... 3e"e. Wl IE AT Cash: No. 2 reel 77c: No. 2 red. 7.".o7e;e: Nee 2 hard winter. 7-sc: No. 3 harl wirte;r. 72"ct75e: No. 1 neerthern spring. 7'Tisi": N:. 2 northern spring. 7ei77c; No. 3 sprine. ivnv. CORN No. 2. 4frtir4!34c: No. S. I!ci7 4:iHc. CUTS No. 2. STVfCeUe: No. 3. S-iVohVp.'. RYE Jnlv. ,52', c; Sept.. 5'iVc. FLAX Cash: N.-W.. $1.07; S.-W., Ji.til; July, $1.C5; Sept., $1,0712. H)c Mills We are making a special showing in our Ready-to-Wear Section of a large assortment of . INSTEP SKIRTS. Especially good range can be found in Mohairs black, navy and grey plain and polka dots price on this assortment $5.00 Another specialty with us is the JUNIOR SKIRTS which are being shown in a large variety of styles this a new feature this season they're wanted. 17 patterns Fancy Silks have 4 yards in each pattern these we are making a display of this week and have put special price mark of for pattern '. $3.60 Remnants of SilKs and tnarKed at l3 CLOVER June, $11.6". PA RLKY Cash : 41'aXc. TIMOTHY June, Han?a of Fries. Furnished by J. E. Gall. Commissions. Orain, Provisions. Cotton and Steeeks. Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone , 4v. Correspondent Christie Grain r.nd Stock Co, Kansas City, Mo. Chicaso, June 17. Open High Low Close Yes WHEAT (old.) July .... W 7Wi 75- Vr W Sent 7os 748 73;a 'ii e-'i WHKAT (newj- Jtllv .... 7S;i4 7fi'i 7ri-i 7e'.', 7", Sept .... 73' 74-is 73's 7-b-fe 7S'. CORN Jnlv .... 4Ss R0-"'4 W Sent 4a C0 4STS jt i OAT S Jtllv .... S-S's 39N, HS"4 3' Sept 24 34'8 33 33-a 3S:i PORK Jnlv ....Vt S7 37 m Ifi PS 17 00 16 97' i Se-pt 10 W 16 SO 16 S5 hi S 16 87(3 LA RD Jnlv 8 Sri S S7 R S2 f. S5 S 83 Se pt .... S i.7'4 S 97i,i 8 bo i7'.i 8 K'i RIBS Julv ... 9 32 9 32 9 30 9 ,T 9 32'i Sept ....9 27 9 9 25 ? 27 9 3D Kansas City Grain- Furnished by J. E. Gall. Commissions. Grain. Provisions, Cotton .vad Stocks. Office lie West Sixth street. Telephone 43. Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock Co., Kansas City, Mei. Kansas City. June 17. Open High Low Close Yes WHEAT July .... 67i ! 67H '(. S Sept 65 tio'j 049 t'.'eU tx I T,,o. Jttt:. jr:C. ielli i71 AfAL Sept .... W.l 454 'i 45 44! J Jfew tors. Stocic Wall Strept. New York. June 17. STOCKS The tone at the opening was ex cessively irregular and the same groups of stocks showing a mixture of gains :ind losses. There were large dealings in " a- I bash at an advance of l's ooints. Wiscon sin Ce ntral preferred rose a4 point. ( do rado Fuel and Sugar declined H point. The opening, hesitancy of the market was dispelled and risinpr quotations followed large leaving of Reading. B. and O.. South ern Pacific and the Wabasbes. Wabash rose rapidly 2's points to 2ei, anel then dropped to' 2P4 on the next sale. The other stocks mentioned achieved gains of 1 to IS points and there was a general rise also te3 above yesterday's close. Ad vances of a point were also made by Min neapolis and Fault Ste Marie preferred. Kansas Citv Southern, Twin City. Dela ware unci Hudson, Brooklyn Gas, Reading sesennd preferred, Chieaeo and Alton and Hide and Leather preferred. North Amer ican improved 2 points. Cotton Oil 2'i and General Electric 2'. points. Taking off profits on reports of possible gold exports turned, the market downward and tie- ac tive stocks fell below the opening level. Missouri Pacific declined a point and Ca nadian Pacific 134 points. The decline carried Fnion Pacific. Lou isville Amalgamated Copper and Colorado Fuel under last nieht. Reading again led the rallv with an advance to a point over last niiiht. Pennsylvania National Racl wav of Mexico preferred also gained as rneich Missouri Pacitic. St. Paul. Fnion I'acilie. Southern Pacific. Atchison. Cam dian 1'acitec. I!. and O.. Louisville and malgamated Copper rallied a point. Trad ing was light. Westingbouse Electric rose S points and the first preferred 2J points over the preceding sale price. Bonds were irregular at noon. olora do Fuel convertibles broke P4 points and rallied 3. . , Abrupt breaks of 5"-i points to rfl m Col orado Fuel checked the upward tendency elsewhere and the market reacted a frac tion Renewed large orders for Pennsylva nia and Reading lifted them as well as other active stocks to the best prices of the morning. Atchison rose a paint net. Colorado Fori rallie"! points and the convertible bonds 3 points. The mark"t h. -came quite dull at the top prices, but held well. Range of Prices on Stock. Furnished by J. E. Gall. Commissions. Grain, Provisions. Cotton and St)CU. Office HO W-st Sixth street.. Telephone 4SH. Corr spondent Christie Grain tend Stock Co., Kansas City, Mo. New York, June 17. Op'n High Low Cl'se Yes . lift 12.M- 3 l!i 12ft' ll'e'i . 24"i 25, 21"i 25 . i'7', S7ii4 !i7U ''7t4 . 2.1i'- 27', 2 1U 27H j.-,, . fP. 5F' 5301 Sf4 5P2 j . 5ev.s r7-"4 5e't-4 5,1- 5'1 . 51 51 4!ei-, 51 Si',; I . :;i 3't, 2"'i. 3ie; 3-t, 1 SO N'!-"-! 7!nL eie7 SO ! e;7ts 1,7" (let c;.;.". cecp. ; ! !'P- M-j t j , PL. IS'". p' . 151 J51T-. ;i 15"' 2 I7.l . 33- 34' s J:iia S-y-h ::;-, . 23 -x . 42-t, 43-i 12:'-4 m !' . 1C'2S Va4 e''- ' -rl' . i::i: Pie;1 .. :V4 i': I'Uri . fesu .: 5 K, . 2v4 2-'--s 2- ', 2v, IS. !'e 4' JS1 ., t'8 tS'.' ; ! J2S li l-7Ts 127 VI" i I 4 4 's 17'-- IS 17 I . 3Ci4 22 -Us 3F, 32 . 2! 24 SVS 23-4 LP, 1 fce a. SI '.' 'i J ''' ' ; 37e. :!7H 37 S7V, 37 I .:,. .. sirs sros no pip; tin lien., m . 125 " LI,", I2ii 12;t PJc-3 . 4P I'.o- 4!' 4!. 4 . it's '' !-H i . t',4 ' P, K - V- . 6' fK'k tec, e fi'i Sugar Me x. National . . People's (.las ... C. & A., eeem .. Amal. Ooppcr .. B. R. T T. C. I I ' S. Steel F. S. Ste el, pfd Atchison, com . Ate hison. ffel .. e-. G. W ,-t. Pool I R. 1-. com I Wabash, com .. Wanash. pfd .. Mel. Pacific j Manhattan . . ! Western Fnion Texas Pacitic . . So. r'aeiric : N. Y. Ce ntral . . j Rending I Krie 1 S utherrt Rwy. Fnion J'aemc .. C. ,t O K. & O L. t- N I'errsylvar.ia .. Katv ' F. S. Li athcr .. C. F. I Erie, 1st rfd .... Cotton Market. Galveston. Tex.. June 17. COTTON Market dull at 12i,c per lb. New York. June 17. COTTON' -Sale to day. f3o hales. Spot cotton dosed o.nit and I" points hither. 'ceiatie ns p"r V.l pounds: Middling uplands. 12 3-: nuddbng gulf, ?12.75. Sugar and Coftee Market. New York. June 17. SI 'GAR Raw sugar ....... ..i.. jr.iif veHniree lUc- t -c n t ri fee (?:e 1 fi& 1 test, 3 19-32c; molasses sugar, z 2U-32C. ke- (pmp&nj?. Blacli Goods are now lA off regular price. lined sugar steady. Crushed, tiered. $4.95: granulated. $4.s. COFFEE Market quiet. No. MCLAS.SKS Market lirm. S5.45; 7 P.io, Chicago Liv estock Market. Chicago, June 17. CATTLE Receipts to day, 2m,ci0 head. Market slow. Good to prime steers. $4.90l75.4i; poe3r to medium, HOttSi 4.RK: stockcrs and feeders. $3.0O"a 4.75 : cows, $l.eit4.6i: heifers. $2.50'j .S5: catrnm. J1.filiTt2.iXi: bulls. $2.5tVf4.25: calves, $2.V''jf 6.."": Texas fed steers. $4.e .5o. HOGS-Receipts today, 31,t) bead; esti mated Thursdav. 2S.t head: left over fro.n Tue sday. 2.C14 head. Market steady. Mix-d and butchers'. Se.sioi ei.2a; good to Choi'- heavy, JK,2iWjS.3i.: rough heavy, $5.f7i.lS; light SS.ilo-atUS; hulk eef sales. Jei.eVvnei.2le. SHEEP Receipts today. 12.e head. Sheep steady to lower: lambs lower. 4ood to choice wethers. $4.5fj5.'.v. fair to rhoi -e mixeei. ?3.2,V'4.25: western sheep. $4.eo 5.ec , native iambs, $4.2.yat.iXe; western lambs. J4.2o"ejG.5e. Kansas City Livestock. Kansas Citv, Mo.. June 17. CATTLE Receipts todav. 1.3t4 head. Market stead v. Native steers. J3.25-et5.10: Texas and Indian steers. 3.i.h.'b4.; Texas cows. $2.flr&3."": native cows and heifers. J2.eh i14.4ej; stcx k e is and feeders. J2.5on4.t5; bulls, $2.75t3.."A: calves. J2.reeVel6.5el; western steels, J2.7e..-5 4.'.eo; weste rn cows. $2.15e3 3.91. HOtiS R'-ooipts tejday. 5, Octet head. Mar ket weak. Bulk of sales. J5.eSi5.9e; heavy, ?r,.7i'tj.ine: packe rs', S5.tie.i'i5."5: medie.irn. J5.T'l '5.:Ke; bght. $5.4eci5.70; yorkers, J5.tk"eei5.7e; pies. $4.t)5'o 5.55. SHEEP Receipts today. 2,tfO had. Market steady. Muttons, $3.30ti5.1a: lambs. $4.3e''i7.flf: range wethers, $3.CV4.4"i; eca, $3.45-';; 4.20. Et. Louis Livestock Market. St. Louis. Mo.. June 17. The National Stock Yarels. which have been closed fr.r a wick on account of the Moods, opened today. CATTLE Reef ipts todav. l,Svi head. Market strong. Beef steers. Js.fle'WS.it); cows and heifers. -S2.251J 4.5o; Texas st- r. J3.25'ei4.55; Texas cows and heifers. J2.5". i 3 2c e. HCXJS Receipts today. 3.w head, ber ket steady anel active. Pigs and lights. J4.5iVii4.75-. packers'. $4.7eft 4. lee; butchers and leest heavv. ad-lee y,i ti. e 6. SHEEP Receipts today. 1.7 hi-8. Market strong. Natives, $4.eVa 4.er, lambs, $i.75vj7.0o; Texans. !.5tfi 4.2a. Wool Market St. Louis. Mo.. June 17. WOOL Market steaely. Territory and western meeliums. fine mediums, 13c 15c; fine, lb'iiek ir't 17 Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas Citv, June 17. Close WHEAT -Julv ;v;iiii,c; Sept., fSHc. CORN July, 47iVei471c; Sept.. 45c. Chicago Produce Market. Chicago, 111., June 17. BETTER Market casv. ('reamery, leS'it21c; dairy, 15i-''l,1i.c. EGGS Market easy. 13( 144c CHEESE New cheese steady. Twln, leii-c; Laitfics, 11c; Young Americas, Xl'tp Wc. lopeka Market. Topeka, June 17. GRAIN. NO. 2 WHEAT R2a NO 3 WHEAT ooc WHITE CORN ....45c YELLOW AND MIXED CORN 5o NO 2 OATS .75c NO. 3 OATS Zia FRITTS AND VEGETABLES. Furnished by S. E. Lux, successor to W. 0. Anderson & Co., 210 Kansas ave nue ORANGES California Washington ra vels, leest sizes, $3.lJeo.'3.25: ml sizes, $2.75- S.ttei; choice brands, 42.75 g 2.90; Su Michaels, ali sizes, $3.50 per box. 1. EMONS California, 300 and 360 sires, $3.2o''i3.50 per box; 240 and tSti sizes, fi-vy-f 3.-5 iter box. BANANAS Fancy Port Limons, $2 25 2.75 per bunch; extra large bunches up to $3.0e'. PINEAPPLES Sizes 24, 30, 35 per crate. J3.5'J'(i4.ei. STRAWBERRIES Home grown, Jl.Of "'bLACKRFRRIKS Per crate. $2.5o 3.00. til lOSKHKRKIKR J2.25 per crate. I't'R KA NTS J2.75 per orate. KASPBKKRIKS Per crati. $1.00. TABLE POTATOES Old ;tock, $1-23 per bushi 1. NEW POTATOES Texas, sacked, per bu $1.5". HOME GROWN VEGETABLES. GREEN BEANS 1-3 bu. box. S5c. RADISHES Per dozen hunches, 3c: 3 dozen lots. 25c dozen: green onions, per dozen bunches, 3ejc; 10 dozen lots, 25c per doz'- n. Bl'iETS -45c dozen bunches. SPINACH Per bu., 45c. NEW TFRN1 PS 4f'C per dozen. Rli UBARB In small lots, 2'2c per li).; pee.) lb. lots, 2C. ASPA RA'IFS 40c per dozen bemches. LETTt'CE 12 bu. basket. 35c. PARSLKY-Pct dozen hunch, s. 3eV-. SWEET POTATO PLAN TS 7.c" J2.04 ,J TEXAS WAX PEANS $2.00 per hu. box TKXAS SQFASH $1.00 per bu. box TEXAS CABBAGE 100 lb. lots, per cwt.. J3.5". CFCFMBERS SfefiToc per dozen. TOMATOES 1- lonoa, 6-basket Jl.nei: choice. $3.5e: 8-basket 'crate. crate. HATES Fair, V.i&ac per lb. ;Fard. pe r !i. COCOANUTS 1'er lew. JI.C0; per dozen. 50c. I -11 ELSE Kansas Y. A.. 33c lb.: Ne.v York State, 11c lb.: brick. 13c lb.; Limbm f.t, 14c lb.: block Swiss, 16c lb.; 2-j-ib. Daisy, I'je: lb. HONK'i" Colorado. 32-rack ca.. $4 50 BITTER. EGGS, POULTRY. TU'TTER Country, 12i,c. IjPiS Case count, 10c. I'OFLTRY Hens, f.c lb: roosters. p); each: ducks, Ec lb.: geese, 5c lb.: turkevg Pic lb.; young roosters, fc lb.; live snrin 7c ib. ; live sia ing chickens, 12c ib. HAY. Market vcrv firm. PRAIRIE HAY By car 1,4, PRAIRIE HAY By ton (baled).... "'itl . PRAIRIE HAY (loose! js f.x, NEW ALFALFA HAY (loose) ton!. 1X Topeka Hide Market. . , , Toreeka. June 17. Pi ice s rntd in Topeka thi3 week basd on Beeston rpeitations: GBFFN SALT CL'RED FL T 71 . NO. 1 TALLOW '.'A-