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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE J OU BNAi-MO N D A Y NIGHT.
r IK THE YOV WILE Make, a Moii UN A iMtti ARIZONA KICKLETS. Tile Man That Called to Reprove the Editor. (Special Notice We are not the ed itor of the Arizona Kicker, but only his Horse editor, at a salary of $8 per. Owing: to the fact that the Ed. of the Kick, has had his right hand crippled by a bullet and is unable to hold a pen, we have been asked to take the following; from dictation. We may add that we witnessed part of the affair below described, and that the editor's demeanor was all that could be desired on such an occasion. Were our salary $14 per instead of $8, we could feel no more proud of our chieftain ) : Another critter has fallen by the wayside. Another man who thought he knew It all has gone hence. Another headstone will shortly ap pear in our private editorial grave yard, making; the eighteenth. It is more in sorrow than in anger that we call our horse editor in and dictate the particulars of a tragedy that happened in our sanctum at about 2 o'clock last Wednesday afternoon. At various times duri g the last two months we have received postal cards from Salt Lake City signed "Avenger." Each and every one of these cards has contained a threat to remove us from this earthly sphere, although In no instance has a specific reason been given. We have not let the matter worry ub in the least. If "Avenger" turned up, all right; If he failed to put In an appearance, there would be no disappointment on our part. On Wednesday afternoon, as we were finishing an editorial on reci procity with Canada, a tough-looking Individual entered the sanctum and announced that our hour of doom had arrived. He had a gun in either hand, and from the way he handled them we knew that he meant business. He spoke without bluster, and In quiet, even tones. , Our guns were lying on a table ten feet away, and we realized at once that we were at the fellow's mercy. It appeared as if he had planned to finish us off without explanation, but after two or three minutes we con vinced him that he owed it to us to give some sort of reason. He there upon stated that he had seen articles in the Kicker from time to time to the ffect that we Intended to be a candi date for the presidency next term. He feared that we would be elected, and that if we once got the reins of gov ernment in our hands America would go to the dogs. We offered to argue the point and give away our presidential policy in case of election, but the man had come a long distance to shoot us and did not want to be done out of his fun. He had Just given us sixty seconds in wh(ch to register in the faraway land when our Horse Editor entered. He had come to ask us to rafe his salary to $10 per, and we should probably have spilt the difference with him but for the presence of the man with the guns. The entrance of the Horse Edi tor produced a diversion and we took advantage of it to spring for our guns. "Avenger" fired at ue twice before we got our hands on the weapons. The Horse Editor very sensibly sat down on the floor to rest, and the popping of the guns and the whistle of the bullets for the next minute were cheerful sounds. When the smoke lifted "Avenger" was on his back and we had a red-hot bullet through the palm of our right hand. Tour of his other bullets had cut our clothing. We bent over the man to see how badly he was hurt but a single glance tqld us that his spirit had fled. He had come to slay and been slewn. From one point of view it was a sor rowful affair. The man had hugged a delusion for months, and Just when It seemed as If everything would work out all right he fell like a weed by the wavside. It was also an Unpleasant thing for us to realize that we had been oblie-ed to shed more human blood to save our own. From another point of View It was the prettiest, neatest little affair that has occurred In the gulch for the last five years. When the guns commenced to pop there was rt cessat'i until each man had fired his twei-,- bullets. There was no shouting or veiMn or dodging. Even the Horse Editor re membered at the most critical stage that it was no time to nress his claims for a raise of salary. We felt eiitnnt and lifted out of ourself. and no doubt "Avehlrer" hurt te same feellners. The lively fusillade speedilv lled the office with excited citizens, and a soon as a surgeon had 'drepsed or h- "d a coroner's Jury was empaneled and n bKtuest was held. We were speedily PLAY YOU -ALL? VMDAY and fully exonerated. No other verdict was possible under the circun stances. In a little speech after the verdict had been rendered the coroner somewhat criticised our poor shooting, but later (in acknowledged that we were laboring somewhat under a handicap in being taken unawares and in having the horse editor under our ieet. As there was notring on or about the person of "Avenger" to identify him, we followed our usual programme and had him buried at our expense and attended i his obsequies in person, while his guns were sold at action for the benefit of the Sunday school fund. A headstone has been ordered, and in the course of a couple of weeks will be in place. As stated, it will make the eighteenth. We make tl.is statement In no boastful spirit. We are credited with being the orily editor in the known world who has a private graveyard of his own', but we have never fjeen conceited over the fact. On the contrary, more than once, when the- sun had gone down and the gloam ing of a summer's evening was oyer the land, we have sauntered through pur graveyird and wished its slee. lg oc cupants had not picked us up for a ten derfoot. In not one single one of the eighteen cases have we been the ag gressor. On the contrary, we should have run away in every case hajj we been allowed the privilege. We hope and trust that the press and the people throughout the country will see this thing as we see it. Our sole desire is to live and let live. It is only when we are crowded to the wall and must shoot or be shot, that we pull trig ger. No doubt some of the paptfs will display the headline: "The Editor of the Kicker Shoots His Eighteenth Man!'1 and we shall read It with sorrow and regret. We want no praise and we cer tainly feel that we should not be tfy subject of criticism. Although disabled In a manner for the time being, all our duties as edor, mayor, postmaster and so forth will be carried on the same as if nothing had happened. It may be that some other crank will hope to take advantage of the occasion, but we warn all such that we are a two-handed shooter, and that our left hand Is still all right. Office hours all around will remain the same. (Copyright, 1905, by McClure, Phillips & Co.) THE AMOUNT SPENT. State Still Has Eight Thousand Dollars for Accountants. So far the state has paid out for the investigation of the state treasury the sum of $6,926.48. leaving a balance of $8,07 3 still available for whatever in vestigations Governor Hoch may de cide to set on foot. There is still some money due to Hasklns & Sells. Their last voucher was paid on October 27, and so they will probably be able to draw about $750 more before they are through. The total paid to Haskins & Sells is so far $3,547.32. All of the extra clerks and account ants who have been at work for $5 per day have been let out for the time being. QUARRELED OVER WIFE. John Swearingen Fatally Wounded by a naiiroaa Agent. , Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 20. D. W. Henderson, agent of the Burlington rail road at Weston, Mo., across the river from here, shot and fatally grounded John Swearingen, telephone man, last night. They quarreled oyer attentions paid by Henderson to Mrs. Swearingen. Governor Honors Requisition. Governor Hoch today honored a re quisltlon from Governor Ferguson of Oklahoma for the return to the terri tory of James Johnson, now under ar rest at Leavenworth. Johnson is ac cused of Bteallng two geldings from J. T. Whitten on September 16. The crime is alleged to have been committed in Kiowa county. Ok. SPECIAL HOMESEEKEHS' RATES. Via Rock Island. un xnov. ztst ana Dec. 5th and 19th, Rock Island agents will tickets to points in Arkansas, Okla- noma, muian xerntory, Louisiana New Mexico and Texas at 75 per cent' ' 1 "t r luuna irin with minimum of $10.00. Tickets will ue uniitva iui icturii zi aays from A. M. FULLER C. P. A Topeka. Kan. ITS ALL A FAKE. Globe-Democrat Prints Scare About Kansas Banking Law. Some writer doing business under a Topeka date line for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat has filled up that paper with a fake story aoout the Kansas banking law. According to this story, the Kansas banking law has Just been discovered to be invalid, because it is in conflict with article 13 of the constitution, which provides that all banking laws must be voted upon by the people. State Bank Com missioner John Q. Royce and Assist ant Attorney General John Dawson are quoted at length to the effect that tne state is practically powerless to control or supervise banks. 1 never gave any such interview. says Mr. Royce today. "It is abso lutely false, and I informed the corre spondent for the Glone-Democrat there was nothing in his story before he sent it away." John Dawson says: "This report is all rot. I gave out no such interview as is quoted. Furthermore, I told the man who wrote the story that he had discovered a mare's nest." The supreme court has twice ruled on the application of article 13 of the con stitution, once in the 20th Kansas, and once in the 53rd Kansas. In the 53rd Kansas in the case of Blaker vs. Hood, Justice Johnston wrote the opinion holding the banking law valid. In this opinion appears the state ment: 'There is no room for the contention that article 13 of the constitution with holds from the legislature power to regulate and control banks of discount and deposit. It was held in Pope vs. Capitol bank, 20th Kansas, 440, that this article of tne constitution applies only to banks of issue and does not prohibit the legislature from creating banks of deposit and discount." As there are no state banks of issue, the constitutional provision is practical ly inoperative. CALLS IT A CRAZE. Globe-Democrat on Municipal Owner ship Idea in Kansas. The following Is from a Globe Democrat dispatch: Present indications are that the next "ism" which will set Kansas by the ears as did the free silver craze. Is that of municipal and public owner ship of public utilities. It is a fact that there has always been a number of advocates of public ownership in Kansas, but these have never hai the courage to make a .hard fight and never had the Incentive until since the. successof candidates on such plat forms in the recent elections in the cities of the country. One of Ue features of public owner ship that will make it especially pop ular in Kansas is that it will give the old-time Populists a place to TTght. They have been in the air politically since the death of free silver, and leaders of the party have intimated within the last few weeks that they were preparing to give up t"e fight and to wait until the old political par ties should again become unpopular. It is the public ownership movement that is now sweeping the country which gives the Populists hope of again getting control of affairs In Kan sas. There are evidences that the public and government'-' ownership craze is already getting a good foot hold in Kansas, In the rural districts especially. It is particularly notice able in the corn belt. Judge Sam Kimble of the Rlley-Clay-Marshnil county district court said or condltlcv? in Marshall county today: "Government ownership would carry by three to one if put to a vote in Marshall county today." Other politicians who have kept in touch with the situation say that there has been a remarkable revival among the bone of population since the rocimt city elections throughout the country, in which themunlcipal ownership question either won or showed remarkable revival among the .bone of -populism since the recent city elections through out the country, in which the munici pal ownership question either won or showed remarkable strength. George W. Hanna of Clay county, a well known Populist and former state senator, is of the opinion that the Republican party will give the people of Kansas an op portunity to vote for public ownership within a few years. The hope of nearly all of the former Populists, however, is in their own or the Democratic organi zations. The Democrats have already begtm to talk of such a platform and of the probability of nominating for the office of governor W. A. Harris, ex United States senator.. Senator Har ris has an office in Chicago, but hs kept his residence in Kansas since his term of office expired, and would be eligible. Although he - wag' a south erner and an officer in the confederate army, he is very popular with the old soldiers of Kansas. He would poll a strong vote among them, especially in case Governor Hoch or some other man who had not been a soldier should be nominated against him. Senator Harris is thor oughly in sympathy with the public ownership movement. COLDING MOTH DID IT. Played Havoc With the Kansas Apple Crop. Returns from the Kansas apple growers which have been received by the secretary of the state agricultural society indicate that the state will pro duce only 45,000,000 bushels of apples this year, where the prospects last spring were that the crop of the state would aggregate about 180,000,000. The cause of the difference between the estimate and the actual yield Is the codling moth. This pest has been very busy this year and nearly caused the apple growers of the state to despair. The farmers and apple growers are now going to devote the winter to studying plans for keeping the codling moth out of their orchards. There are In the neighborhood of 12,000 000 bearing apple trees ih Kansas, and it is estimated that there will be about 15 -000,000 bearing trees next summer, if the trees bear 15 bushels each, which is a good yield, the state will produce 225, 000, 000 bushels or 75,000,000 bar rels of apples next year. Date Set for Treaty Ratification. Washington, Nov. 20. The exchange of the ratified treatv betwepn p,,..i. and Japan will occur in thi3 city on the una instant. Government a Heavy Loser. Connellsville, Pa., Nov. 20 Last night's fire at the Hoverholt distillery at Brondford resulted in a lcc ted today at $1,600,000. It is estimated that 18.000 barrels of whisky were de stroyed. The whisky was " valued at I $648,000 and as the government wW los i the tax of $1.10 a gallon amounting to t $891,000 the total loss, including other Items is about $1,600,000. TRASfP TALKS. Some Observations by the C. O. Man. "I have lodged at a $7 per day hotel, and I have slept under a haystack, and as near as I can make out it's all a matter of conscience. If you've con cealed an ace up- your sleeve to beat the other feller you'll wake up feeling sort o' mean. "There's one consolation for the man on the tramp who can rub the dirt off a raw turnip on the grass and sit down under the bushes and eat the vegetable without peeling. He knows nothing of indigestion, and he doesn't worry about the oyster crop." "I've always noticed that about the time a farmer wants to get two or three barrels of new cider down cellar and don't want to get in tront of them him self is the time when he is really glad to see a; tramp, and Is liberal with his cold potatoes and fat pork." "It isn't that the farmer cares for the windfall apples lying on the ground for the hogs to root over, but it is the feel ing of ownership" ' that makes him threaten to break a tramp's neck if he doesn't unload Iu'b pockets and move "Ten years' experience on the road has taught me that there is "ttle in- ducement for Weary William to speak the truth. On the contrary, the bigger his lie the more generous his meal." "It isn't being sent to the county Jail that I consider as degrading to a Dilap idated Gentleman who is padding the hoof to see the country and study hu man nature, but it Is the fact that he must associate more or less with a jailer who ought to have been born a dog, but didn't happen to be be." "You can set it' down for a fact that when a farmer's barn is burned and there is a liberal,' Insurance he always lays it to Providence. If there is no in surance he wants every tramp for 20 miles around arrested on the charge of arson." "If I can provoke a political or a re ligious argument with the average farmer and let him win out over me I am sure of a good breakfast. If he feels that I have had the best of it I have to march on with a piece of stale bread and a slice of fried pork." "Since I took to the road I have found out, among other things, that Columbus, Pltny, Diogenes, Plato and the like were only very common clay. When you want a real tip-topper you must go to the country constable. Even string beans have to ask him if they may grow." "I seldom strike a In the rural districts but what I see the Holy Bible prominently displayed on a stand in the parlor, and in most instances Uncle Reuben is engaged in trying to figure out how he can make three pecks of potatoes fill a bushel basket. "Three things, if worked right, will always get a tramp a night's shelter and something to eat. You must satisfy the man of the house that your leaning is towards his church, no matter what the faith. You must convince the hired man hat he can husk more corn than any one else in the county, and you must say that you heard of the wife's cooking and rag-carpet making while still 20 miles away. ''There is but little inducement for thrift, on the part of a tramp. The first year I took the ..road I saved all the feathers from the , hens I stole and roasted, or set but to. but I hadn't got half pnrniah for a nillow when I was arrested, they were useu as evidence to i IRD convict me, and I was Jaileu for 90 -y 6 93 aivs. , . "It's a mistake to suppose that the average tramp Is devoid of sentiment. My word for it, he appreciates a fine bit of scenry as much as the man in broadcloth, but at the same time he has got to study vays and means of getting Into the cornfield and out again without the owner seeing him and raising a great row about it, " 'What caused you to take to drink, and why don't you stop It?' are two questions always hurled at a tramp be fore he has had time to get his teeth into his cold meat. As a matter of fact, tramps are the most abstemious class I know of. A tramp's got to have a sober head to pursue the profession." "I think most men pity their dogs and horses and cows, but it ends there. If a tramp comes along on a night when the thermometer stands four or five de grees below zero he's expected to turn in on the haymow without a blanket and take his chances of becoming an angel before morning, or of being able to turn out and cut half a cord of wood for a ten-cent breakfast." "I was once arrested and taken 60 miles on suspicion that I had committed a murder. When they figured It out that I couldn't have possibly been on the scene, the Justice of the peace sen tenced me to 60 days in Jail. " 'What for, your honor?' I asked. " 'For not being the murderer," he blandly replied." "Among the statistics I have gathered in my time is one tcrthe effect that a man has got to bore his way into a strawstack for a distance of at least seven feet to find anything like a genial atmosphere, and that the farmer and his hired man have to exercise one horse power to pull him out early the next morning before he has finished his dreams." " 'Look a-here, said Uncle Reuben to me one day, as he straightened up on his hoe in the cornfield and looked at me in a paternal way. 'Why don't you have some ambition about you and earn a place for yourself among men?' " 'How shall I begin?' I asked. " 'Wall, now, if you'll begin work right away and work hard till sundown I'll be snummed if I don't -tve you all the sour milk you can drink and throw in two turnips to encourage you!' " (Copyright, 1905, by McClure, Phillips & Co. One Too Many. "Speakin" of what they call dispen sations of Providence," said the old farmer, "I've had some experience In that direction. I once had a $300 barn insured for $750. After a few days I heard of a man who had a. kicking cow. She was warranted to kick over any human being who sat down to milk her. I went to see the man and the cow. " 'How much?' says I. " 'Take her for ten dollars," says he. "I paid him the. cash and took her home, and I says to my hired man: " 'Jim, you needn't milk that kicker until after dark. Then take a lantern with you.' ' " 'All right.' says Jim, and he fol lered instructions. "And he was kicked over, the lan tern smashed and the barn burned?" was queried. "Exactly." "And the Insurance was paid?" "That was where Providence took a turn." replied the farmer. "Providence got me the insurance: Providence sent me after that kicking cow; Providence burned the barn, but durn my hide If MiffKETSTOOAY. Wheat Is Weak Because ot Gen eral Liquidation. Corn ins Easier on Receipts. Liberal LIVE STOCK TRADE. Cattle Steady to Strong in Kan sas City. Hogs Quoted Steady Bulk Sales at $4.72 to $4.80. Chicago, Nov. 20. WHEAT The wheat market was weak today as a result of general liquidation. Weekly statistics were bearish, world's shipments being large and a moderate increase in the amount of breadstuff's on ocean passage being re ported. A considerable decline at Liver pool also tended to depresse values here. In addition to the foreign situation con ditions in the United States favored the bpntK. tVif wpflthpr VifaiTiH- plpar and re- ceipts in the northwest being liberal. May opened Bc lower, at 8787c, and after touching 8787c, the price de clined to S7c. Minneapolis, Duluth and Chicago reported receipts of 1,326 cars, against 1,286 cars a year ago. The market continued weak until the close of the session. For the May option the lowest point of the day was reached at 86c. The close was weak, with May down c, at 87c. CORN Corn opened easier on liberal receipts and lower cables, but sellers were held In check by active support lent to the market by a prominent bull. May opened c to c. lower, at 4444c to 44c, sold at 4444c, and then eased off to 44c. As trading advanced the weakness be came, more pronounced. The price of May declined to 4344e. The market closed weak, with prices at the lowest point of the day, and May down c. OATS The oats market was affected by the weakness of other grain, senti ment being a trifle bearish. Liberal re ceipts had a weakening Influence. May opened a shade to He lower, at 3232c to 32c. and sold at 32c PROVISIONS The feature of trading in provisions was buying of November lard by shorts. The market had a firm undertone. May pork was up a shade, at $12.85. Lard up a shade, at $7.027.05. Ribs unchanged, at 16.77. WHEAT Cash: No. 2 red, 8688c; No. 3 red, 84S7e; No. 2 hard, 8486c; No. S hard, 8184c; No. 1 northern, S790c; No. 2 northern, 84S8c; No. 3 spring, 88 S7c. CORN No. 3, 4343c. OATS No 2, 306c; No. 3, 30e. RYE Cash: 6970c; Dec, 67c; May, 71c. FLAX- "ash: N.-W., $1.00; S.-W., 84c. TIMO f .'March, $3.47. CLOVi...-Cash: $13.06. BARLEY Cash: 3754c. The Chicago Independent Market. Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions, Grains, Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone 4S6. Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock Co., Kansas City, Mo. Chicago, Nov. 20. Open High WHEAT Dec .... 85- 85 May . . . 87- 87 CORN Dec .... 4- 44 May ... 443r5i 44 OATS Dee .... 30" "so May - . .'. 32 32 PORK Jan 12 75 12 77 May . . .12 87 12 87 Low Clase Sat 85 87 85- 85 87 88- 44- 44 44 44- 44 5 29 -30 30 32 32 3IH4-H 32- 12 75 12 85 6 90 7 05 12 72 12 85 12 72 12 85 IARD- 6 90 7 05 6 90 7 05 May RIBS Jiin . May 6 60 6 80 6 60-62 6 57-60 6 57 60 6 57-60 6 80-82 6 SO 6 80 6 80 ViitJonnl Board of Trade. Kansas City. tFurnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions, Grains, Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone 486. Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock Co., Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Nov. 20. Open High Low Clase Sat WHEAT- Dec 78 Mav ... 80 CORN Dec 40 Mav ... 40 OATS 78 80 40 40 77- 77 7S- 79 78 80- 39- 39 40 39- 39- 40 Dec .... 29 29 29- 29- 29- Mv . . 30- 30- 30 30 30- PORK- Jfln . May ..12 65 ..12 75 12 65 12 75 12 62 12 70 12 62 12 72 Providence didn't twist things around so that I had to take $500 insurance and I was almost three years getting It!" M. Quad. ROOSEVELT TO HELP. Promise Aid in a Co-operative Move ment on Insurance Companies. St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 20. According to State Insurance Commissioner O'Brien's report to. Governor Johnson, made today on Mr. O'Brien's return from New York and Washington, in connection with the troubles of the big life insurance companies, President Roosevelt may be the chief arbiter in a co-operative effort of all the states of the union to compel the large insurance companies whose troubles are now being aired in New York to put their business on a safer ar more econ omical basis. LOCAL MENTION. At the meeting of the Ohio club this evening at their hall, 117 West Sixth; stret, the new president. Dr. Roby, will 1 be Installed. ' The street commissioner's depart-1 ment is tearing out the cedar block pavement at the west approach to the, East Sixh avenue viaduct and putting j in stone blocks. Irene Easterlay was quarantined I Sunday for diphtheria. The house is ' located at 1114 North Taylor street. i An association of the plumbing in- I spectors of the United States is about to be formed. The preliminary meet ing will be held .the latter part of December in unicago, ana A. Chaney,, city plumbing inspector, will prohably attend. An Invitation to par ticipate Vas received by him through the. malls this morning. New York Money. New York, Nov. 20. MONEY Money on call steady. 56 per cent, closing bid 5 per cent and offered at 6 per cent; time money easier; 60 days, 6 per cent; 90 days, 5fi per cent; 6 months, 55 per cent. City Editor Did I understand you to report that Mr. Greatman had nothing to say? r Reporter No. I'm sure he had some thing o say. otherwise be wouldn't have said that he had nothing to say; if he had:noLhInr to sav he wouldn't have have said he had nothing to say. Philadelphia i LARD Jan .... 6 82 7 00 6 85 7 00 6 82 6 92 6 82 6 87 S3" b 3D May RII Jan . May 6 SO 8 52 S SO 6 72-75 6 72-75 6 72 6 50-52 6.50 6 72 6 72 Kansas City Like Stock Market Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 20 CATTLE Receipts today, 19,000 head, including 800 head of southerns. Market steady to strong. Native steers, $3.505.85; south ern steers, $2.404.00 ; southern cows, $1.75 4.00; native cows and heifers, $1.75(84.75; stockers and feeders, $2.404.2o; bulls, $2.00 3.25: calves, $2.256.00; western steers, $a 65(4.50; western cows, $2.(KXg3.25. HOGS Receipts today, 7,000 head. Mar ket steady. Bulk of sales, $4.72a4.S0; heavy. $4.S04.86; packers', $4.704.SO; pigs and lights. $4.504.77. SHEEP Receipts today, 6,000 head. Market steady. Muttons, $4.255.60; lambs, $5 257.1o; range wethers, $4.505.6O; fed ewes, $3.506.00. Chicago Live Stock. Chicago. Nov. 20. CATTLE Receipts today. 26,000 head. Market steady to 10c higher. Beeves. $3.106.50; cows and heif ers, 1.264.50; stockers and feeders, $2.10 4.16; Texans, $3.504.2S; westerns, $2.85 4.65. HOGS Receipts today, 37,000 head; esti mated Tuesday. 24,000 head. Market steady to a shade lower. Mixed and butchers', $4.565.00; good heavy. $4.65 6.00: rough heavy, $4.4004.55; light, 4.40 4.90; pigs, $4.254.85; bulk of sales, $4.75 4.90. SHEEP Receipts today, 30,000 head. Market steady. Sheep, $4.005.70 ; lambs, $4.507.35. K. C. Live Stock Sales Today. CThe following sales were made today at the stock yards, Kansas City, Mo., and telephoned to The Topeka State Journal by Clay. Robinson & Co., live stock com mission merchants, with offices at all markets. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 20. CATTLE Receipts today, 19,000 head. Market steady. HOGS Receipts today. 7,000 head. Mar ket steady, closing weak. Bulk of sales, $4.704.82; top, $4.85. KILLING STEERS. COWS. 1. 1. 3. 12. 44. 12. .1430 .1076 . U33 .1133 . Sir, . 811 3.40 .1236 . 903 . 896 . 981 . 819 3.00 2.50 2.45 2.40 2.10 2.75 2.50 2.60 2.35 1.90 HEIFERS. 763 3.40 26. 336 2.00 40 3.10 WESTERN COWS. 32. 20. 41. 15. 34. 17. 2.25 798 800 719 806 1.S0 1.80 1.95 2.25 2.30 220 803 734 626 868 276 330 364 300 2.20 2.50 1.95 2.35 2.35 CALVES. 11... 3... 21... 14... 3.00 3.50 13 275 3.75 3.25 3.00 5.00 3.25 5 316 268 3.25 s. 2.75 3. 173 826 STOCK STEERS 70. 20. . 556 3.S0 I 60. . 570 .1213 Wt. . 252 . 311 . 196 . 198 . 220 . 241 . 220 . 243 . 253 . 218 . 209 3.90 I BULLS. 2.00 I Hogs. No. 61.. 56.. Price No. Wt. .. 254 .. 246 .. 268 .. 204 .. 280 .. 316 .. 205 .. 260 .. 249 .. 204 .. 260 .. 234 ..197 .. 266 .. 186 .. 186 .. 190 .. 176 .. 177 .. 166 Price. 4.85 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 70... 61... 57... 81... 55... 19... 20... 62... 168... 83... 73... 72... 85... 48... 90... 4.85 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.77 4.77 4.77 4.77 4.77 4.75 4.75 4.72 4.72 4.72 4.70 4.70 75 92 70 82 71 68 76 81 87....... 4.77 4-77 4.77 4.77 193 86 .. 204 12 211 4.75 4.75 4.75 m. so. 61. R. 44. 61. 207 180 189 186 176 176 4.72 4.72 4.70 4.70 Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas City, Nov. 20. Close WHEAT Receipts today, 195 cars. Quotations were steady and as follows: Dec, 77c; May. 79c; July, 75c. Cash: No. 2 hard, S0jS8c; No. 3 hard, 7880c; No. 2 red, 90 90c; No. 3 red, S890c. CORN Market lower. Dec, 39c; May. 39c. Cash: No. 2 mixed, 42c; No. 2 white, 42c; No. 3 white, 14c . OATS Market steady. No. 2 white, 30 31c; No. 2 mixed, 29c. RYE Market steady, 66c. HAY Market weak. Choice timothy, $10.75011.00; choice prairie, $9.009.25. BUTTER Market steady. Creamery, 22c: dairy, 19c. EGGS Market steady. Fresh, 24c. Chicago Produce Market. Chicago, 111., Nov. 20. BUTTER Mar ket steady. Creameries, 1723c; dairy, 1720c. EGGS Market strong. At mark, cases Included, 1824c. CHEESE Market firm. Daisies, 18 lSo; Young Americans, 1313c. POULTRY Alive poultry steady. Tur kes, 13c; chickens, 8c; springs, 'J!ic. New York Produce Market. New York, Nov. 20. BUTTER West ern factory, common to firsts, 1517c; western imitation creamery, extra, 18 19c; western imitation creamery, firsts, 17lSc. EGOS Market firm. Western finest, 32c; Western firsts, 3031c; southern, 21 30c. POULTRY Dressed poultry steady. Western ehickens, 913c; turkeys, 14 20c; fowls, 9 13c. Market Gossip. Furnished by the A. M. McDermott Com- iviisaiuii u., oluukh, vjittiiis,, rroviBion. and Investment Securities. RocSJ. 12, Columbian bldg. Liverpool opening cables: Wheat d lower; corn d lower. Liverpool, 1:30 p. m.: Wheat d low er; corn d lower. Grain receipts at Chicago: Wheat, 245 cars; graded, 53. Corn. 416 cars; graded, 8. Oats, 334 cars; graded, 32. Estimated grain receipts at Chicago to morrow: Wheat, 43 cars; com, 415 cars; oats, 201 cars. Northwest grain receipts today: Minne apolis, 754 cars; Duluth, 996 cars. A year ago: Minneapolis, 426 cars; Duluth, 211 cars Grain receipts at Kansas City: Wheat, 91 cars: corn, 100 cars; oats, II cars. Estimated grain receipts at Kansas City tomorrow: Wheat, 195 cars; corn, 238 cars; oats, 22 cars'. Liverpool closing cables: Wheat d lower; corn d lower. Visible supply changes for the week: Wheat increased 2,023,000 bu. ; corn In creased 1,311,000 bu. ; oats increased 572,000 bu. New York Stocks. Wall St., New York. Nov. 20. STOCKS There was a buoyant spurt In prices at the opening of the stock market on large transactions. The industrials and spe cialties were still conspicuous, but many of the leading railroad stocks made wide gains also. Federal Mining Jumped 8 points, the preferred 1 points. Sloss Sheffield Steel 1 points. Smelting 1 points. Tennessee Coal and Lead J points and Louisville and Nashville. At lantic Coast Line. St. Paul, Missouri Pa cific, Canadian Pacific, Sugar, Metropol itan, North American and Colorado Fuel about a point Further upward progress was made to a more or less extent by all stocks, but as for some time, the movement was largely conflnpd to the industr'-'ls and specialties. The number of adv ea fol lowing the opening were Feden.. Mining U points, American Snuff 10 points. An aconda 7 points. United States Reduc tion preferred and Smelting S points, Atlantic Coast Line and North American 2 points. Sioss-Shefffeld Steel 2 points, Louisville and Nashville, St. Paul. Brook lyn Rapid Transit and International Pow er 1 points and Illinois Central. North ern Pacific, Kansas City Southern pre- JVio. wt. Price. No. Wt. Price. 33 1188 5.0O 3 1065 $4.50 62 1021 3.65 36 1246 4.30 17 1314 4.65 1 1390 4.65 18 1199 4.30 89 1411 4.50 34 1360 4.50 WESTERN STEERS. 57 1148 3.88 21 1385 4.35 9 831 2.75 10 1060 3.15 11 1133 3.25 83 746 3.10 44 1200 3.85 48 697 3.75 - .. , .tiDtmber the Poll Nm ilttative Hromo Qumme -ores a CoM in Ob Day, Grbi 3 Days 35c ferred. New York, Chicago and St. Louis, Amalgamated Copper, Pressed Steel Car and United States Rubber 1 to 1 points. Profit taking cost the Federal Mining 7 points afterwards. Operations in the railroad list were more conservative and a number of prominent stocks got near to Saturday's leel. including New York Central, Pennsylvania, Erie, Tennessee Coal and others. Reading was after wards pushed to 142. Broad and active speculation was re flected in the prices of the morning based on the easy money market and the sub sidence of the anxiety over the condi tions in Russia. Profit taking went hand in hand with new buying ana gave some irregularity to the price movement. There were advances in the second hour In, Heading and Brooklyn Transit of 254 points, Tennessee Coal 2 points. United States Realty, Ontario and Western and Minneapolis. Et. Paul and Sault Ste Marie 2 points. Pacific Mail 1 points. Delaware and Hudson, Texas Pacific Land Trust. Havana Electric and Central Leather oreferred VA noints and Union Pacific, Baltimore and Ohio, Kansas City Doumern. Locomotive, ueneral Electric and some dthers 1 or more points. Cot ton Oil lost . 1 point. Prices were below me oest ana traamg Decame quiet at noon. Bonds were firm. Pauses in the buying were generally f9l lowed by an outburst of activity and buoyancy In special stocks or gronps which in turn revived buying all around. The Southern Iron group and Brooklyn Rapid Transit received most attention be tween 12 and 1 o'clock, but there was al so an expansion in the demand for stand ard railroad stocks. Slosa-Sheffleld Im proved 4 points. Tennessee Coal and Brooklyn Rapid Transit 3 points, North ern Pacific, Long Island and Locomotive 2 points, Central Railway of New Jer sey 2 points, Chesapeake and Ohio 1 points and Rock Island preferred 1 point. Spectacular buying of various stocks continued until well In the afternoon be fore the professional realizing caused an appreciable check to the advance. There were reactions of 1 to 1H points in Atlan tic Coast Line, Louisville and Nashville. Reading, Tennessee Coal, Smelting and Locomotive. Speculation became dull, but the volume of business increased later when the market began to pick up. In the interim gains had been shown of 1 points in Locomotive, 2 points In Smelt ing preferred and Knickerbocker Ice, 1 points in St. Paul and 1 to 1 points in Atchison, New York, New Haven and Hartford, Iowa Central preferred. Erie second preferred. Metropolitan Securities, Railway Steel Spring, American Car and Virginia Iron. Range of Prices on Stocks. Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions, Grains, Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone 486. Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock Co., Kansas City. Mo. New York, Nov. 20. Stocks Op'n High Low Cl'se Sat Sugar 141 141 141 141 140 People's Gas 102 102 101 101 101 Amal. Copper .... 85 85 85 86 84 B. R. T 82 85 81 84 81 T. C. 1 103 106 102 104 102 U. S. Steel 37 38 37 37 37 U. S. Steel, pfd.. 103 103 103 103 102 Atchison, com ... 84 86 84 85 84 C. G. W 21 21 21 21 21 St. Paul 176 178 176 178 176 R. L, com 29 29 29 29 29 Wabash, com 21 21 21 21 21 Wabash, pfd .... 41 41 40 41 41 Mo. Pacific 100 101 10f 101 99 Western Union .. 92 92 92 92 92 Manhattan 163 N. Y. Central .... 151 151 150 150 150 Texas Pacific 34 34 34 34 So. Pacific 69 70 69 89 69 Reading 141 1 140 141 140 Erie 49 1" 49 4 49 Union Pacific 133 H4 133 134 1327J C. & 0 53 55 53 64 53 B. & 0 111 112 111 111 110T4 L. & N 153 154 152 153 152 Katy 71 71 70 71 71 Pennsylvania . . 140 140 140 140 140 C. F. 1 45 46 45 45 46 Met. Traction ... 117 117 116 116 116 Sugar and Coffee at New York New York, Nov. 20. SUGAR Raw su gar steady. Fair refining, 2c: centrifu gal, 96 test, 3 7-16c; molasses sugar, 2c Refined sugar quiet. Crushed, $5.30; pow dered, $4.70; granulated, $4.60. COFFEE Market quiet. No. 7 Rio, 8 5-16c. Cotton Market. New York.Nov. 20. COTTON Spot cot ton closed quiet. Quotations per 100 lbs.: Middling uplands, $11.15; middling gulf, $11.40. Galveston, Tex., Nov. 20. COTTON Market higher, at llc. Topeka Market, Topeka, Nov. 20. Furnished by Charles Wolff Packing Co. Yards close at noon on Saturdays HOGS. MIXED AND BUTCHERS" . . . .$4.354.46 HEAVY 4.454.50 LIGHT 4.304.45 CORN FED CATTLE. STKERS $3.50(34 50 HEIFERS 2 503 v COWS 2 001 73 BULLS IMH 25 CALVES 3.0008' 76 FAT CALVES (150200 lbs.) 4.00 Send In only good calves, not half fat stock. Furnished by J. B. Billard. Central Mills, 534 North Kansas Ave. NO. 2 WHEAT ,.. 737Sc NO. 3 WHEAT 7173c NO. 4 WHEAT S83 NO GRADE WHEAT 63c CORN 33ff35o NO. 2 OATS 3flc NO. 3 OATS 28c FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Furnished by S. E. Lux, 210 Kansas avs.I FRUITS. ROUTAN COCO ANUTS Per doz.. 65c. HICKORY NUTS Per bu.. $1.3001.40. FLORIDA GRAPE FRUIT Per box. $5 25 ORANGES Per box. $3.50. APPLES Per bbl., $4.0OM.5O. LEMONS Per box. $4.605.25. PEARS Per box. $2.25. GRAPES Catawba, 20c; Almeria ser bbl., $6.5007,00. CRANBERRIES Per bbl., $11.5012 00 FIGS-Per box, 7590c. BANANAS $2 00O3.00 per bunch NEW DATES Per lb.. Bc. VEGETABLES. SPINACH Per bu , 85c. CELERY Blus ribbon, per bunch 85c POTATOES Kaw Valley, per bu.' Sc Colorado, per bu., 85c; Nebraska, per bu 70c. SWEET POTATOES Per bu., 50c CABBAGE Per cwt., $1.50. ONION'S Per bu.. 90c$1.00. SPANISH ONIONS Per crate. $ 00 FULL CREAM CHEESE. ' ' KANSAS Y. A 14c lb. NEW YORK STATE (whlte)-15c lb BLOCK SWISS 16c lb. BRICK 15c lb. - OYSTERS. NEW YORK EXTRA SELECTS Per can. 35c. STANDARD Per can. 25c. NEW YORK COUNTS Per can 45c bi;lk oysters. " STANDARDS Per gal., $140 EXTRA SELECTS Per gal.. $1 75 BUTTER, EGGS. POULTRY Jobbers' Prices Furnished by Cone It er,., 134 Kansas Ave POULTRY Hens, 7c lb.; large sprine-s 7c lb.; medium to small, 810c lb tur' keys, live, I5c; ducks, live, 9c; geese', live, EGGS Fresh. 20c per dos. COUNTRY BUTTER Fresh, 1S20c lb. Furnished by the City Hay Market. 417 Qulncy street. PRAIRIE Loose, per ton $6 507 or PKAIRIE Baled 7 MMm AALFA-Loose &Ba STRAW Per' ton cfi KAFFIR CORN Baled Z'.l'.. 5 00 Topeka Hide Market. Prices paid in TorkaTthPskweekVba on Boston Quotations 1 Dasd GREEN SALT CURED. . J NO. I TALLOW " . 12c 4 V