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Holiday I rade
The largest in all our experience, has so de
pleted our stock of Christmas merchandise
that we have sent Mr.. "William Brown, man
ager of our Furnishings department, to Chi
cago to personally select from the cream of the
world's products that our customers may be
supplied with the very latest the markets
afford. '
Will begin bringing to us countless packages
of merchandise, all bearing a tinsel and glitter
of freshness pleasing to the shopper who at
this time of the year finds the stocks culled and
.soiled from a . season's handling. Always on the
alert to please our trade, we know. you will be
delighted at the success of our special effort
and the new idea of giving late shoppers an
opportunity to make choice selections.
They'll Contain Many Surprises.
Watch Us Grow.
731-703 Kansas Ave.
i'SB. Eddie Koot Ready to Defend Her
Husband's Prize Money.
New Tork, Dec .12. After receiving
the first prize money of the six day bi
cycle race at the office of P. T.
powers, the promoter of the race,
Eddie Root, was surrounded by a num
ber of the riders who demanded a
share of the money. They declared
that a combination of several teams
had been formed by which the race
was to be manipulated so that Koot
should defeat the Bedells and win the
first prize. Mrs. Root was with the
bicycle rider when the demand for a
distribution of the prize money was
made and announced that she had the
money and also a gun in her muff and
that she would shoot the first man who
tried to take it. The Roots then left
the building.
The distribution of the money was
conducted in secret and only one team
at a time was admitted to the office of
Mr. Powers. Later, Powers, who had
been ignorant of the altercation, said
that all the riders had received prizes
as advertised. Many received bonuses
and all received something.
In the Ballot Box Cases Growing Out
of New Yoak election.
Albany, N. Y., December 12. Argu
ment was begun in the court of ap
pals in the so-called New Tork hallot
box case. There was a very large at
tendance of lawyers and spectators.
The contest represents the contention
of William Randolph Hearst, John Ford
and J. O. Phelps Stokes, municipal
ownership candidates that at the elec
tion of November 7, they were rightful
ly elected respectively to the offices of
mayor, comptroller and president of the
board of aldermen of the Greater New
York and this will be shown by a re
count of the votes.
Rejane Is Divorced.
Parts, Dec. 12. M. Peck, manager
of the vaudeville theater, was todjy
f ranted a divorce from his wife,
tadamo Rejane, the well known
French actress. The original suit for
divorce was instituted by Madame Re
jana but a counter suit was brought
by the husband and the court decided
tsl his favor.
Fire on the Siberia.
flan Francisco, Dec. 12. A dispatch
from Hong Kong received by the
Merchants' exchange says that the
earKO of the Pacific Mail company's
steamer Siberia has been damaged by
Hugo's Literary Executor Dead.
Paris, December 12. Paul Meuricem,
tha author and dramatist and literary
execulor of Victor Hugo, died here
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Fnk LAXATIVE BROMO quinine tablets.
:tm?sia refund money if It fails tocure.
?J. V. GROVE'S signature on each box. 25c.
I lave you seen our display of
Mouse Coats
nones o
The most exclusive showing
in Topeka.
$5.00 and more
You will find a visit here
at this time both pleasurable
and profitable.
As usual, everything has
ll.at " extra touch cf smart-
C:i IZ&as&s Ave. &t 631 I
Our Business flethods Win
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Ind. 'Phone 22. Security Building.
They Blow Up a Tobacco Factory
With Dynamite.
It Was Being Operated by
Agents of the Trust.
And Go Through It Looking for
Buyers of the Weed.
Are Members of Dark Tobacco
Growers' Association.
Klkton, Ky., Dec. 12. The tobacco
factory here, owned by Mrs. M. B.
Penyck and operated for the tobacco
trust by the American Snuff company,
was blown up by dynamite early to
day. There was no loss of life but the
destruction of the. factory was com
plete. There was no insurance on the
plant as the insurance company had
only a few days ago cancelled the
policy, owing to the excitement occa
sioned in this locality by the tactics of
some tobacco growers. The force of
the explosion was felt for a long- dis
tance. Several houses in the vicinity
were damaeed as were the depot and
four or rive passenger coaches standing
on a siding.
The deed is thought to have been
committed by parties friendly, to the
Dark Tobacco Growers' association,
but the latter has severely condemned
such actions.
A few days ago the representative of
the American Tobacco company at this
point received notice not to receive any
more tobacco from people favoring
the trust, but he paid no attention
to it.
The conductor of a passenger train
on the Ellkton & Guthrie railroad
stated today that late last night as his
train was making the return trip from
Guthrie to Elkton he was flagged at
Bradshaws. a small station two miles
south of here. When the train was
stopped the engine was boarded by
masked men who instantly covered the
engineer with revolvers and told him
to do their bidding.
While this was proing on about 150
men. all heavily masked, boarded the
train, about 40 of them marching from
one car to another with drawn re
volvers. The leader of the gang told
the passengers not to get excited as
they were only looking for tobacco
buyers. After a thorough search of
the tram had been made all the men,
as far as the conductor knew, left the
coaches and the engineer was ordered
to proceed. The train then moved on
to Elkton.
For a long time the Dark Tobacco
Growers' association has opposed an
element in its organization known as
the "Hill Billies" whose depredations
while "night riding" have caused much
uneasiness in this district where nearly
all the dark tobacco grown in the
world is raised. This matter has been
within the last three weeks the subject
of an examination by a special agent
of the department of commerce and
labor and his report on the matter is
now believed to be at the department
in Washington.
The head of the Dark Tobacco
Growers' association is F. G. Ewing of
Nashville, Tenn., and he has frequent
ly taken occasion to express his dis
approval of the methods of the "Hill
It was learned today that a tobacco
factory at Trenton, Ky., controlled by
the Italian Regi contractors was
burned several nights ago. The fire is
thought to have been the result of in
cendarism. Revolution Imminent.
A sure sigrn of approaching revolt and
seriovis trouble in your system is nerv
ousness, sleeplessness, or stomach upsets.
Electric Bitter will quickly dismember
the troublesome causes. It never fails to
tone the stomach, regulate the kidneys
and bowels, stimulate the liver and clar
ify the blood. Run down systems benefit
particularly and alt the usual attending
aches vanish under its searching and
thorough effectiveness. Electric R'tters
is only 50c, and that is returned if it don't
pive perfect satisfaction. Guaranteed by
me ArnoiQ i-rug to., in. ivansas ave.
Strike Ties Vp Georgia Road.
Brunswick. Ga., December 12 Kn
g-ineers and firemen of the Atlantic &
Birmingham railroad went out on
smKe -Monaay. iNot a train is moving.
A Guaranteed Core for Piles.
itcnins'. mma. bleed in a-, nrntm'n n.-ion
Your drusrsrist will refund money if PA7-6
OINTMENT fails cure in 6 to 14 days. EOo.
Thomas F. Ryan So Character
izes the Conversation
W hicfa He Had With Ha-rriruan
About the Equitable.
After Apologizing for His Pre
vious Refusal.
President of Union Pacific Tried
to Bulldoze Him.
New Tork, Dec. 12. Thomas F.
Ryan, who purchased the Hyde stock
of the Equitable Life Assurance so
ciety, was the first witness before the
committee today. He said to Mr.
Hughes, counsel for the committee,
that he had meant no disrespect by his
declination to tell what E. H. Harri
man had said to him at the time that
Mr. Harriman sought to obtain a
share in Mr. Eyan's purchase of the
Hyde stock.
Mr. Ryan said, "I did not mean any
disrespect to the committee. I wish
to preserve harmony. I did not wish
to answer the question until I was
satisfied I was obliged to answer. The
district attorney has determined that
I shall answer the question, and I
shall give my best recollection of the
"What did Mr. Harriman say to you
about sharing the Hyde stock?" asked
Mr. Hughes.
"Immediately after my purchase of
the stock," said Mr. Ryan, "Mr, Har
riman called on me. We had several
conversations. Mr. Harriman said
that I should not have come into the
situation without consulting him and
that I ought to let him have an equal
share in the Hyde stock. I declined.
He objected to the trustees and want
ed to name two of them. He said he
did not think I could carry out my
plan without his aid. I said I intend
ed to divest myself of control of the
Equitable and I regretted very much
to have his opposition, but I was go
ing to carry out my plan whether I
had his opposition or not."
The purchase of tne Hyde stock,
Mr. Ryan said, was made on Friday,
June 9. Mr. Ryan first heard from
Mr. Harriman on that day. Mr. Har
riman said the witness suspected that
he (Ryan) was in on the deal and had
a talk with him on that day. Mr.
Harriman saw him again on the fol
lowing Monday or Tuesday in com
pany with Elihu Root and Paul Cra
vath. Most of the things said were
said at the second interview. Mr.
Ryan told Mr. Harriman who the
trustees were to be. Harriman then
said that he had given much time to
straighten out the Equitable. The wit
ness then said that Harriman gave no
other reason than that for. .demanding
a share in the purchase of the Hyde
stock. . ...
"For what reason did Mr. Harriman
want half the stock?" asked Mr.
"For the reason that he had been in
the Equitable as a director and was not
satisfied that the stock should be in mv
hands," replied Mr. Ryan. He said his
whole influence would be against me.
He said his political influence would be
against me. But he did not mention
my name. He said the legislature
would probably take action, but I don't
think he mentioned any investigation.
1 think he said the legislative action
would probably result and that his- in
fluence would be important. Mr. Har
riman did not say anything about leg
islative action in the event I acceded
to his request. He did not say how his
actions in the matter would be import
ant." In reply to a question by Mr. Hughes.
Mr. Ryan said that Mr. Harriman did
not say in so many words that his
political influence would be against
Ryan, but the witness understood Har
riman to mean his entire influence
whether political, financial or otherwise.
The witness understood this to include
the possibility of legislative action. The
witness was not willing to allow Mr.
Harriman to name two trustees, be
cause r did not want anybody as a
partner in the enterprise. The witness
talked with Mr. Harriman over the tele
phone and linally Mr. Ryan said to Mr.
Thomas F. Ryan, who, by his purchase of the James H. Hyde interest In
the Equitable Life Assurance Society of America, secured control of that
company and who is also one of the largest holders of traction corporation
stock la the United States, is just now very much in the public eye by reason
of his refusal to testify before the insurance investigate) committee of the
New York legislature with reference to an alleged conversation between him
self and Edward H. Harriman concerning the securing of control of the Equita
ble. It is thought that an attempt will now be made to compel Mr. Ryan to
ansrwer the questions of the investigating committee, or else to have hiia pun
ished for eontemut as a TecaJcritrant -witnaaa.
Harriman that there was no use talk- i
ing about it; he would not change his
mmd. - ;
"Did Harriman say there would be
anything injurious to your interests if
you refused to sell?" asked Mr.Hughes.
"He said his entire influence would be
against me," replied Mr. Ryan.
"Did he threaten any action by an
officer of the state government?"
"He did not."
Mr. Ryan testified that Harriman of
fered, if Mr. Ryan would sell, to put
his share of the Equitable Into a trust.
"My conversation with him was
strenuous," said Mr. Ryan. "I think
he said he did not want any board to
control this property unless he had a
share in it. Mr. Harriman did not say
anything to indicate whet action the
legislature would take. No other per
son made any such threats."
Aa Mr. Ryan left the stand, Senator
Armstrong said to him that the com
mittee appreciated his coming to tes
tify and recognized the motives of his
unwillingness to reveal the actions of
another man.
"But we are here on serious and im
portant business," said Senator Arm
strong. United States Senator John F. Dry
den, of New Jersey, president of the
Prudential Insurance company of
America, was next called.
To Testify That They Have Received
Hebates From Railroad.
Philadelphia, Pa., December 12. Uni
ted States District Attorney Thompson
has asked permission of Judge Holland
in the United States district court, to
present to the federal grand jury bills
of indictment against railroad com
panies with headquarters in thi3 juris
diction. The charge i3 allowing rebates.
In his petition the district attorney
states that he has. 12 witnesses who are
prepared to testify that they have been
favored by railroad companies.
For Violation of Election Laws in New
York Mayoralty Contest.
New York, Dec. 12. Former As
semblyman Joseph Cahill of Brooklyn
who was convicted of perjury in con
nection with violation of the election
laws at the mayoralty election last
month was sentenced today to serve
two years in Sing Sing prison.
A btay of sentence for one week to
allow Cahill's counsel to appeal the
case was granted by the court.
Plunder Secured From Rossville Stores
Unearthed in Topeka.
The robbery of two stores in Ross-
ville last Thursday night has been
traced to Charles Estis, a lopeka man
and part of the stolen goods have been
recovered by Sherni Lucas and JJetec
tive Ross.
The J. C. Alexander general mer
chandise store and the Hartzel & Tal
man jewelry store were broken into at
Rossville. and a large quantity or goods
stolen from each place. Estis was sus
nected. and last night Sheriff Lucas
and Detective' .Ross went to a house at
Sebond and Hancock street where they
had reason tq believe he was in hiding.
As thev anDroached the house, Lstis
who was standing across the street in
the shade of a tree, started to run.
Sheriff Lucas ordered him to halt and
fired several shots, which served to in
crease the speed of the fugitive.
They then searched the house and
found several pieces of the stolen jew
elry and some goods from the mer
chandise store. At the home of Estis
parents, who live on Logan street in
North Topeka. they round the remain
der of the stolen property.
A. H. Lupfer and Josh. Brown, of
learned, are in Topeka in connection
with the freight rate cases.
Not a Recreation.
young professor arose from his seat
lUir Lilt- 1 yj yj l u 1 1 gallic a- iiei.it, uvci.
"I rind myself becoming too much
ort ....
wrougnt up, ne saita. it tx.cii.es m
as if I were playing a game of chess.
Chicago Tribune.
"That stove," said the editor, "deserves
a premium.
"What for?"
"Alrearly it's consumed a ton of poet
ry, ano the winters just beginning:
Atlanta Constitution.
Slight Decline in Liverpool
Wheat llefiected Here.
May Corn Prices Also Opens
Somewhat Lower.
Cattle Are Quoted Steady in
Kansas City.
Hogs Also Somewhat Weaker in
Chicago, Dec. 12. WHEAT A
slight decline at Liverpool, reflect
ing favorable weather in Argentina,
depressed wheat slightly on a raiiier
dull market todav. May started a
shade to Vic lower at 89c to 89 He
and sank inertly to 88 9ic. Minneap
olis, Duluth and Chicago reported re
ceipts of 556 cars, against 723 cars a
year ago.
The lowest May toucnea was ssc.
During the last hour the market re
covered the greater part of the loss on
onverlne bv shorts. The close was
steady with May off 3c at 88 c.
CORN Corn opened Vn Q V c ae-
nressed at 4494c to 44 He, and
dropped to 44 c, chiefly on selling by
cash houses which had been inv
nressed bv the size of local receipts.
Mav later sold oft to iiW'MC. tne
lcose was easy with May down , &
c at 44Vi(84c.
OATS Sympathy with wheat and
corn, carried May oats from 32 c,
the opening price, which was He un
der vesterdav'a close, to 32 e.
PROVISIONS The Influence or
higher prices in the provision market
was offset by profit taking in lara.
Mav Dork onened 5c up at $13.47 H
and sold off to $13.40. Lard opened
a shade improved at $7.32H7.3o
but lost the shade. Ribs started with
a shade gain at $7.15 and remained
WHEAT Cash: No. 2 red, 89 He.
No. 3 red. 87 H 88 He; No. 2 hard:
86H87c: No. 3 hard. 8085c;
No. 1 northern, 87 H 89 He; No. 2
northern, 85H87c; No. 3
CORN No. 2, 45 He; No. 3,
, 42
OATS No. 2, 31Hc; No
3, 30
RYE -Cash, 68 9c; December,
67e: May. 7 Sc.
FLAX Cash: N. W. $1.02, S. W.
TIMOTHY March. $3.45
CLOVER Cash, $12.75.
BARLEY Cash, 37 54c.
Chicago Markets.
Furnished by 3. E. Gall. Commissions,
Grains. Provisions. Cotton and Stocks.
Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone
4S6. Correspondent Christie Grain and
stock Co., Kansas city, MO.J
Chicago, Deo. 12.
Open High Low Close Yes
Dec .... 87 S5H 86
May ... S9-H 8!H SH-H
Julv ... S4-H S4V 8H- K3H 84H-
Dec . . . . '44H-H 44H 44' i 44H 444
. May-.-.. 443 44-H -H 44H- 4fe
Julv ... 44H- 44 44V- H
Dec .... 31 31-H 3074-31 30H-31 31H
Mav ... 3:fii-i 32 32-H 82 32-7s
Jan ....13 40 13 42 13 15 13 22 13 42
Mav ...13 45 13 45 13 22 13 40 13 42
Jan .... 7 45 7 45 7 35 7 35 7 42
May ... 7 32-35 7 37 7 30 7 30 7 35
Jan 7 00 7 00 6 95 6 95-97 6 97
May ... 7 15 7 15 7 10 7 15 7 12-15
National Board of Trade. Kansas City.
IFurnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions,
Grains, Provisions, Cotton ana fctocK3.
Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone
486. Correspondent Christie Gram and
; Stock 'o., Kansas City, Mo. J
' Kansas City, Dec. 12.
Open High Low Close Yes
Dec .... SO SO 79'4 SO SO'i
May ...81" Sl Sm-81 81V4-
July ... Ttis 7)?, 75-76 "6M 76V2
Deo .... 40 40 3!"4 4014
May ... 3J'i a3 3H SSi
Juiy . . . SH:yi- 3- S9'z Si' 35i
Dec .... 30i,i ,W4 30i 31114 3014
Mav . . . 81h-H 3JAi S1V 31 81H-H
Jan ... .13 30 13 30 13 15 13 15 13 32
May ...13 37 13 37 13 30 13 30 13 32
Jan ....7 37 7 37 7 30 7 30 7 37
Mav ... 7 27-30 7 32 7 22 7 27 7 30
Jan ....6 92-95 6 95 6 92 6 92 6 92-95
May ... 7 07 7 10 7 05 7 10 7 07-10
Chicago Live Stock.
Chioago.Dec. 12. CATTLE Receipts to
dav, 6,0i) head. Market weak. Beeves,
$3.406.70; cows and heifers, $1.4iS4. 75;
stockora and leeaers. uexans,
$3. h'Xa 4.25; westerns, $3.3C4.5.
HOGS tieoeipts today, .lo.uou nean; esti
mated Wednesday. 40,000 head. Market
strong. Mixed and butchers', $4.65Cd4.&5;
good heavy, $4.85fr4.971,4; rough heavy,
$4.604.70; light. $4.fi0":i4.90; pigs, $4.2554.S5;
bulkof sales, $4.So'B4.9it.
SHEEP Receipts today, JNtiw nead.
Market strong. Sheep, $4.00575.90; lambs.
Kansas City Like Stock Market
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 12. CATTLE
Receipts today. 17,000 head, including 500
bead of southerns. Market steady. Na
tive steers, $3.50r6.25; southern steers,
$2.50M.50; southern cows, $2.00&3.25; native
cows and heifers, $2.00'S5.io; stockers and
feeders. $2.5055 4.50; bulls. $2.00f?4.00; calves,
$3.00fi6.75; western steers, $3.2564.80; west
ern cows, $2.0o73.50.
HOGS Receipts today. 13,000 head. Mar
ket steady to weak. Bulk of sales, $4.Sfw?
4.95; heavy, $4.9Otf?5.00; packers', $4.85(3
4.974: pigs and slights. $4.6fxg4.95.
SHEEP Receipts today, 6.00 head.
Market steady. Muttons, $4.506.10:lambs.
$5.50fi7.50; fed Tange wethers, $5.50(56.50;
fed ewes, $4.50S5.35.
Kansas City Produce Market.
Kansas City. Dec. 12. Close WHEAT
Receipts today, 63 cars. Quotations
were steady and as follows: Dec, 79c;
Mav, Sic: July, Kr. Cash: No. 2 hard.
82ifiS5c; No. 3 hard, 7SftS1c; No. 2 red, SHi
jJ93e: No. 3 red, S7fff90i4c.
CORN Market lower. Dec, 39Hc; May,
35c; July, Sbc. Cash: No. 2 mixed, 40Vic;
No. 2 white, 40Vc; No. 3 white, 40'4c.
OATS Market steady. No. 2 white, 31
32c: No. 2 mixed, SOUc.
RYE Market steady, 63i?64c.
HAY Market steady. Choice timothy,
$11.0OSTll.50; choice prairie, $9.50SJ10.00.
BUTTER Market steady.Creamery, 220.
EGGS Market steady. Fresh. 24c
Obicnuo rroluce Marlcft.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 12. BUTTER Mar
ket steady. Creamery, 172c; dairy, 17
EGGS Market weak. At mark, cases
included, 2C&'23?4c.
CHEESE Market steady. Daisies. 13c;
Twins. ll14ff'll-c; Young Americas, 33c.
POULTRY Alive poultry steady. Tur
keys, 13c; chickens. 9c; springs, 9c.
?few Tork Produce Market.
New York. Dec. 12. BUTTER Market
firm. Street price: Extra creamery, 'liSp
24V4C. Official prices: Creamery, common
to extra. 16ii2c; western factory. corn-
Topelm business men advertise J
In The State Journal because It I
: : I
Is the paper the people of Topeka -J
read. $j r
A beautiful six-leaf calendar will be sent by us ABSOLUTELY FREE TO EV
ERY STOCKMAN who may ship his cattle, hogs or sheep to market and who will
write us answering these questions:
1. How many head of stock have you?
2. What kind of stock have you, not including horses? ;
3. When do you expect to market your stock?
4. To what market will you likely ship?
5. In what paper did you see this advertisemait?
This calendar will be ready for distribution in January. It is an exceptionally
beautiful, artistic and costly production, printed in several colors, representing
fox hunting scenes. It was made especially for us, can not be obtained elsewhere,
and is worthy a place in the finest home. WRITE US TODAY, giving this infor
mation and insure getting this calendar. Address '
CLAY, ROBINSON O CO., Stock Yards, Kansas City.
We also have our own houses at
A c . icK-inio wpstprn imitation
creamery, extras. igi419c; western imita
tion creamery, nrsio, iivsti-
EGGS-Market quiet. Western firsts.se
lected. 2930c; western firsts, average,
2Sc. . -v.it,
POULTRY Alive poultry -a..y. vuiv-
ens. llV-c; fowls, i-c;
Dressed poultry quiet. Western chickens,
1315c; turkeys, 1218c; fowls, Uloc.
Ulnrket GoSSiD.
Furnished by the A. M. McDermott Com-
Mission tjo., biocks, vjiiu,
and Investment Securities. Room 14
Columbian bldg.
Kansas City grain receipts: Wheat, 152
.Arv, dfil cars: OH.ts. 40 cars.
Estimated grain receipts at Kansas
City tomorrow: Wheat, 67 cars; corn, 103
cars; oats. 15 cars.
Liverpool opening cables: Wheat un
changed to V'8d higher; corn Hd lower
Liverpool, 1:30 P- ni.: Wheat WSVid
Grain receipts at Chicago: Wheat, 31
cars; graded, 0. Corn. 6s4 cars; graded,
13. Oats, 263 cars; graded, 4S.
Northwest grain receipts today: Minne
apolis, 400 cars; Duluth, 143 cars. A year
ago: Minneapolis, 3S2 cars; Duluth, A3
New Tork Stocks.
Wall St., New York, Dec. 12.-STOCKS
Opening trading in the stock market to
day was on a very large scale and m
many prominent stocks there were run
ning sales of many thousands of shares
at varying quotations. Anaconda made a
jump of 7 points. National Lead was up
l;Si points. Missouri Pacific l'i points,
Reading l-s points. Ontario and Western,
Locomotive and Sloss Sheffield Steel a
point, and New York Central, Norfolk
and Western and American Car preferred
large fractions. There were a few scat
tering losses amongst specialties, Tennes
see Coal declining point.
Trading was quiet and the tone of the
market rather heavy. Some of the spe
cialists that started strong receded to
well below yesterday, including Amalga
mated Copper and Sugar. Lead lost all
its gains. Delaware and Hudson and
Lake Erie and Western showed losses of
2 points. National Biscuit rose point
in all. the preferred 2 points. Reading's
advance to 141 stimulated a general ad
vance again before noon. The New York
Public Utilities started upward in com
pany, Brooklyn Rapid Transit. Metropol
itan Street Railway and Consolidated Gas
rising Wz to 24 points above yesterday,
and Metropolitan Securities a point.Amal
gamated Copper recovered to a point
above yestarday and American Car pre
ferred gained li points.
Bonds were firm at noon.
Stocks comprising the metal group were
bought bv traders for a profitable turn,
but thev did not succeed in stirring up
much of a following outside of Colorado
Fuel, which was bought heavily and car
ried up to 50M.. In other quarters of the
list fluctuations were very narrow and
the general speculation quiet. Brooklyn
Union Gas met a belated rise of 5 points
in sympathy with the earlier advance in
local municipal stocks.
The extended losses of stocks of second
ary and minor importance contributed the
most interesting features of the early
market and the diversion of interest
from yesterday's favorites was shown by
a general scaling down of prices. These,
however, were of little consequence and
their relegation to the background was
marked by contracted dealings than any
manifestation of weakness. Tennessee
Coal resumed its extraordinary fluctua
tions and after falling 2 points, ran up
4 points, to 144i. Reading fluctuated fe
verishly within a range of l1 points over
last night. National Biscuit improved 3H
points, reaerai ivniiins 'i puuua aim
Lead 2'4 points. Pressed Steel Car and
Knickerbocker Ice yielded 1V4 points, R.
I. preferred 14 points.
K. C. Live Stock Sales Today.
The 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
Kansas City. Dec 12.
CATTLE Receipts today, 16,000 head.
Market steady.
HOGS Receipts today, 18,000 head. Mar
ket opened 5c lower and closed strong.
Bulk of sales. $4.75(54.95; top, $5.02-
SHEEP Receipts today, 8,000 head.
Market steady.
Representative sales:
... 14152
Price.lNo. Wt. Price.
$7.00 41 1264 $4.X0
4.65 39 1344 4.75
5.cm 15 1490 5.45
5.45 22 1229 4.25
4.75 3S 1334 4.76
Kange of Prices on Stocks.
Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions,
Grains, Provisions, Cotton and Stocka.
Office 110 West Sixth street. Telephone
4S6 Correspondent Christie Grain and
Stock Co., Kansas City, Mo.l
Vpw York.
Sugar People's Gas
amal Copper
Op'n Hight Low
14 1 llti
lOOM. loo51
9S 864
87, S4i
144 J 41
106 305
. 87
26 -
. 106
. 97
P. R. T
.. 85
T. C. I
U. S. Steel
U. S. Steel, pfd
Atchison, com .
Atchison, pfd ..
C. G. W
St. Paul
R. I., com
Wabash, com .
Wabash, pfd ..
Mo. Pacific
N. Y. Central
Texas Pacific ..
So. Pacific
. 104 104 304H
Tl Zl 1
lft4 17H
26 251
21 V4 2034
41". 41 4
102 10314 30214
1545s I5414 liH
: si a-)
70i . 7fiu PS
Union Pacific
C. & O
B. & O
L. & N
f V T
.. 1401.4 141, 13934
.. 404 49 48
.. 142H, 1424 141
.. 553 5614 5.4
.. 11314 1134 113
.. 153 1544 152
.. 68 6R SS
.. 14H4 141 14f4
.. 473s 5214 4714
Met. Traction .
117 119'A 11 lt
fw York Money.
New York. Dec. 12. MONEY Money on
call firm, 6-312 per cent; lowest 6 per cent,
.ir,inir- hid "in and offered at 12 per cent.
J Time money etrons; 60. SO days and six
f f $J ff f
months, 6 per cent; for shorter periods.
6 per cent, with commission added, mak
ing it net rate 7 per cent.
, CLOSE: Prime mercantile paper, 6e-S
per cent; sterling exchange firm, with ac
tual business in bankers' bills at J4.S5'-tj?
4.S580 for demand and at t4.SZ?04.82H for
60 day bills; posted rates, $4.83 and $4.S63
4.8i; commercial bills. $4.S2L4ig4.82.
SILVER Bar silver, 6ac; Mexican dol
lars. 50c.
BONDS Government bonds weak.
Siujar and Coffee at Jiew York.
New york, Dec. 12. SUGAR Raw su
gar firm. Fair refining, SM,c; centrifugal,
96 test, 3e; molasses sugar. 2T4c. Refin
ed sugar strong. Crushed, J5.40; powder
ed, $4. so; granulated, $4-70.
COFFEE Market quiet. No. 7 Rio,
Cotton Market.
Galveston, Tex., Dec. 12. COTTON
Market lower, at 13c per pound.
New York, Dec. 12. COTTON Spot cot
ton closed quiet and 30 points lower. Quo
tations per 100 pounds: Middling uplands,
$11. SO; middling gulf, $12.-5. .
Topeka Market.
Topeka, Dec. 12.
Furnished by Charles Wolff Packing Co.
Yard3 close at noon on Saturdays.!
MIXED AND BUTCHERS' ..$4.40 74.55
HEAVY 4.55 (S4.69
LIGHT 4.35 4.50
STEERS $3.5034.50
HEIFERS 2.503.25
COWS 2.005 3.00
BULLS 2.0MI 2.50
CALVES 3.0041,3.75
FAT CALVES (1502C0 lbs.) 4 09
Send in only good calves, not half fat
Furnished by J. B. Billard. Central
Mills, 534 North Kansas Ave.J
NO. 2 WHEAT 730
NO. 3 WHEAT 71&73o
NO. 4 WHEAT r 6sa
CORN 33!g36o
NO. 2 OATS 300
Furnished iy S. E. Lux, 210 Kansas aire.l
COCOANUTS Per doz., 65c.
HICKORY NUTS Per bu., $1.401.45.
ORANGES Per box, $2.7555:3.00.
APPLES Per bbl., $4.00ff4.50.
HALLO WI DATES Per lb., 5c; pack
age dates, per box, $2.25.
LEMONS Per box, $4.004.75.
GRAPES Catawba, 21a-2ic;AlmerIa, per
bbl.. $6.50(i7.0O.
CRANBERRIES Jersey, $13.00 per bbl.;
Late Howes' $13.25 per bbl.
PIGS Per box, 80S5o.
B NANAS $2.00-5 2.85 per bunch.
KEIFFER PEARS Per box, $2.25.
CELERY Blue ribbon, per bunch. E5e.
POTATOES Kaw Valley, per bu., 70c;
Colorado, per bu.. 80c; Nebraska, per bu.,
SWEET POTATOES Per bu.. 75c.
CABBAGE Per cwt., $1.75.
ONIONS Per bu., 80(??85c.-
SPANISH ONIONS Per crate, $2.0iX
HUBBARD SQUASH Per doz., $1.50.
KANSAS Y. A 14c lb.
NEW YORK STATE fwhite) 15c lb.
BRICK 15c 'qysTERS. .
CiST NDARD Per can, 25c
NEW YORK COUNTS Per can. 450.
STANDARDS Per gal., $1.40.
EXTRA SELECTS Per gal., $1.75.
Jobbers' Prices-Furnished by Cope A
1 Co., 134 Kansas Ave.
POULTRY Hens. 7c lb ; lar?e springs,
710 lb.; medium to small, SalOo lb.; tur
keys live, 13c lb.; ducks, live, 8o lb.;
ueese. live. 8c lb.
T.-rjGS Fresh, 24c per doz.
pVoS Fresh. 26c per doa.
HAY. .
TFurnisbed by the City Hay Market. 417
1 Quincy street.
PRAIRIE Loose, per ton.
.... T.605.o
.... 8.004-9. 00
5 SO
- 10.00
PH MKl b rmLi
CANE U",";
STRAW Per ton
Topeka Hide Market. ;
Topeka, Dec. 12
Prices paid in Topeka this week, based
on Boston Quotations.
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