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111 If mam s j? While we have been making inroads into our stock on account of our Closing Out Sale we have many fancy articles suitable for gifts. Pudding Sets, 3-pieces, 94c par set and upwards Sugar and Creams, 19c per set and upwards Cake Plates, 15c each and upwards Salad Bowls, 23c each and upwards Celery Trays, 26c each and upwards Fancy Plates, 19c each and upwards Don't Overlook Our Line of Cut Glass, Silverware and Jardinieres FARNSWORTH & ASHBY ;.!lL T!1EYPURE? State Eegins to Operate Under New Pure Food Law. Dr. Crumbine Buys a Lot of Samples. SENDS TO CHEMISTS. Tope k a .Made Goods Must Stand the Test. Secretary Submits His Report at Today's Meeting. Topeka food manufacturers have been put to the tost by Dr. S. J. Crum bine. secretary of the state board of health, and some of the numerous food products manufactured in To peka are under investigation by the chemists at the state university and state agricultural college to determine their purity. The investigation is being made un der the provisions of the new pure food law passed by the last legislature This law gives the state board of health the right to call upon the chemists employed at the state Insti tutions for chemical analyses of food products. If the food product is found to be adulterated or unfit for use, the county commissioners are re quired to publish - the fact In the county paper where the food was purchased. This will effectually ruin the saie of that particular commodity in that community, it is thought. In his report to the state board of health which is meeting this after noon at the state house, Dr. ("rum bine gives a complete list of all the commodities which have been pur chased on the market and are now un der investigation. Part of the food products were sent to Prof. J. T. Willard of the chemical department of the State Agricultural college, and rart to Prof. E. H. S. Bailey of the state university, es the new law passed by the last leg islature provides shall be done. Dr. Crumbine gives the results of two analvses made by Prof. Willard, one showing that there is no evidence of renovation in Primrose butter made in Topeka. and no evidence of boric acid or formadehyde. He also reports Carnation condensed cream to be safe as a food. . The following is a list of the articles purchased on the open market and sen' to the chemists for analysis: To Prof. Bailey: Can of Old Home sorghum, can of Canada maple sap, quart of pure cider vinegar and quart of white wine vinegar, put up by Otto Kuehne. of Topeka; Club house brand preserves, by Franklin. MeBeagh & 'o.. Chicago; Silver Leaf catsup, by Kuehne; Puritan brand extract of va nilla, by Edward Weston Tea and Spice Co., of St. Louis; Silver Leaf catsup and Silver Lear horseradish, bv Kuehne: Primose extract of ba nana, by Parkhurst-Davis, Topeka; French's pure cinnamon; ham sau sage. Vienna sausage, lunch ham and bologne sausage, by the Wolff Pack ing Co.. Topeka; Peerless corned beef iiash. by Libby. MeXeal & Llbby; flried chipped beef, same; potted ham, eame; potted tongue, same; Helmet fcrand veal loaf. Armour Packing Co.; beef loaf, Libby, MeXeal & Libby. To Prof. Willard: Carnation brand sterilized cream; Primrose butter, by Continental creamery, Topeka; Van Duser's extract of vanilla, by Van Duser. New York; Primorse extract of raspberry. by Victor Flavoring Kxtract Co., Topeka. Dr. Crumbine's report also deals with the various matters which have come before him for settlement dur ing the past quarter. Pie quoted in full the correspondence which was ex changed concerning the eislnterment of the bodies of the soldiers at Fort Hays who died of cholera. He then speaks of the yellow rever quarantine instituted by the states of Kansas and K'issouri. He speaks of the contro versy between Topeka and Shawnee county health officials over the "five mile limit' jurisdiction of the city authorities, and says that he was called upon to arbitrate the case and decided that the ordinance granting this five-mile jurisdiction outside of the city had been repealed. A large number of other matters concerning the recent epidemic of diphtheria and smallpox in the state are discussed at length. The attendance at the meeting of the state board today s quite large, though some of the members were de layed in arrival by late trains. Street Department Busy. The street department was out Uis rooming cleaning off the flrt heavy snowfall of the season. To Cure a Cold in One Day t-e T,A XATIVEBROMO ouinine tablets. , , .,, . rt."md money if it fails tocure, . J". - j,:ia.ture on each box.Sc. 503 Kansas Avenue to mm THE CZAR. That Is the Aim of the Strikers Tills Time. St. Petersburg, Dec. 20. 6:20 p. m. - Reports received here from Moscow late today indicate that the strike was successfully inaugurated and is spread ing rapidly. Even the electric light plants are closed. Governor General Doubassoff has declared the city to be in a partial state of siege which gives the civil authorities exceptional pow ers of arrest, etc. The next move will be to declare a state of siege in which the military supersedes civil power. It is expected that the inauguration of the strike here tomorrow will be fol lowed by a similar measure but if the situation becomes worse, as antici pated, martial law will be declared. The provincial authorities have al ready been empowered in anticipation of the contingency of their being cut ort from the capital to act on their own responsibility even to the extent of the proclamation of martial law. The railroad stations at St. Petersburg were occupied by troops this afternoon and the government made an -attempt with the aid of the railroad battalions to maintain some sort of train service, especially to the German frontier and also to keep open cable communication with points abroad. Prof. Milukoff, leader of the constitutional Democrats this af ternoon issued a last appeal to the pro letariat organizations against a general strike declaring his belief that it could not succeed and inevitably would lead to repression and perhaps to great blood shed which might be fatal to the whole emancipation movement. His moderate counsel, however, was not heeded by the hot headed revolutionists who are determined to try conclusions with the government under the conviction that they can overthrow the monarchy. All UflCLE IfiDEED. Bill Providing for Vnole Sam to Loan His Surplus. Washington, Dec. 21. Representa tive Williams (Miss.) has introduced a bill providing for the loaning of sur plus moneys in the United States treas ury to state and national banks, offer ing the highest interest; also a bill to prevent and punish the overissue -of stock by corporations. Kiilloway Would Dip; "Km Vp. Cy Sulloway, the tall New Hamp shire congressman, was visiting a friend who was making extensive im provements on his estate in Dover, when the following incident occurred. There was a scarcity of sand and loam which was needed to fill in an excavation, and his host asked the congressman : "What shall I use to fill that hole?" SEN ATOP. TTLLHAH A"ND ' I l l hr 1 1! ft- - - ' -i ' . - V' i r - : . . i i ' ri M ' ' - ' j f 1 ' 'h " hi L ;i ; benator Benjamin Ryan Tillman of South Carolina, who has introduced a railroad rate bill which Senator Fo-aker of Ohio declares Is the bet yet rr seated to congress has been in the upper branch of the national legislature for about ten years He was a plain and a ver humble farmer until in be began the agttation for an agricultural and technical school for bis state He was successful in his fight and in 1890 was elected governor, being rlelecte I 1 111 IU "Oh, if you haven't the dirt, fill in with some of these diggers and cover them deep," answered Cy. "Yis," spoke up one of the diggers, "and, begorra, nixt election time ye'll be 'round digging us up." Boston Herald. noHifiATions SENT III. The President Fills Places From Con. sul General to Postmaster. Washington, Dec. 21. The president has sent the following nominations to the senate: Consul general at Coburg, Germany, Frank Dillingham, of California. Collectors of customs Charles II. Webster, Montana, district of Montana and Idaho; Alfred L. Sharp, district of Paso Del Norte, Texas. United States marshal Leo O. Ben nett, western district of Indian Terri tory. Attorney Samuel Piatt, district of Nevada. Receivers of public moneys Arthur H. Swayne at Visla, Cal. Postmasters Oklahoma: Besse L. f'l6?'; Snyder; South Dakota, Albert H. Stiles, Sioux Falls. DEATHS ASlTgtSEHALS. Harvey Allen Coslcy, one of' the pioneers of Kansas, died at his home in Kansas City, Kan., December 17, 1905. He was born in Parkersburg, W. Va., January 29, 1827. He married Rebecca Edsall, at Xenia, Ohio, March 9, 1S52. He moved to Lawrence in lS35.IIe was a survivor of -QuantreU's raid. He lived 15 years in Eskrdige andmlS95he moved to Kansas City where he resided until his death. He became a member of the M E church in 1845. He was one of the oldest Odd Fellows in the state. He celebrated his golden anniversary in 1902. He leaves a widow and 'five children, T. W. Coslev, A. E. Cosley A. C. Cosley, Mrs. W. A. Shepherd and Belle Rossi. The interment took place in Burlingame cemetery. On Thursday night, at 9 o'clock, Mrs. Sarah J. Amy died at the resi dence of her daughter, Mrs. E. T. Barstow, 131 Buchanan street. The funeral services will be at the M. E. church, Kansas avenue. North To peka, at 10 o'clock on Friday morn ing. The burial will be in the Linn Creek cemetery, about nine miles southeast of Topeka. . Mrs. Amy was born a.t Tamworth, New Hampshire on March 25, 1S31. She came to Shawnee county, Kansas, from near Boston. Mass., with her husband, William Amy, in 1871. Mr. Amv died on May 14, 1900. The old home, south of the reform school, is still owned by the family. HIS EAILH0AD KATE BILL. TiiEilllliii! Kansas Avenue in a Fair Way to Be Repaired. Property Owners at Last Sign the Petitions. THEY WANT ASPHALT. Would Preserve Original Beauty of the Street. Contemplate Erection of Munici pal Plant. Kansas avenue may be repaved after all with asphalt as it should be. A majority of the resident property own ers owning property abutting on Kan sas avenue have signed a petition which has been circulated for the repaving of Kansas avenue with asphalt, the cost not to exceed $75 for any fronting lot. There are approximately 5,000 lineal feet on Kansas avenue between First and Tenth avenues and of this amount about 2,200 feet is owned by non-resident property owners whose signatures are not required to be attached to a petition. This leaves twenty-eight, hun dred lineal feet on which taxes are paid by resident owners and of this 2,462 feet are represented upon the peti tion. . Two petitions are in circulation, one for the repaving of North Kansas ave nue and the other for this side of the river. The former has not been pushed vigorously, the latter has been in cir culation for the past week. The word ing of the petitions was dictated by W. E. Sterne who is a property owner on Kansas avenue. The form of the petition follows: "We, the undersigned property owners of real estate fronting on Kansas ave nue in the city of Topeka, Kan., here by respectfully petition your honorable body to repave Kansas avenue from the south curb line of First strttt to the south curb line of Tenth avo-nue, excepting therefrom Kansas avenue from the north curb line of Third street to the south curb line of Fourth street, with asphalt and use only a high grade of asphalt, such as Ber mudez, Venezuelaa c Lake Maracaibo and that the city in making up specifi cations use not less than 12 per cent of asphalt composed of 95 per cent pure bitumen; said repaving to be90feet wide, excepting that part occupied by the street railway tracks and gutters, and said repaving shall not cost more than $75 for any 25 feet fronting on the line of such improvement." The laying of the pavement is to be done by a municipal asphalt riant, Though nothing is said about a munici pal plant in the ; petition the basis cf the understanding upon which the sig natures were secured was that a munici pal asphalt plant would be purchased by the city at large. At $75 a fronting lot tha cost wth equal valuation on all Tots would be 79 cents per square yard. But !n maki ing assessments for taxing -up the ccfct of pavement theccrner lots are alwvT. placed at a higher'valuation than those situated further away. This would null down still further the maximum cost which could be considered under the petition. The corner lots cannot be as sessed with a cost to exceed S7t, the lots in the center will have their maximum reduced from $75.and this in turn will pull down the maximum cost from 79 cents to a lower figure. The paving must be kept within some figure lower than 79 cents. A meeting of the proartv owners will be called for some time the fore part of next week at which a oemmittee will be appointed and the petition arirl re quest for a municipal asphalt plan: will be submitted by this committee to the citv council. "I don't think that anything will come of it," said W. H. Davis, mayor, when asked for an expression, "for the simple reason that they are asking something of us that can't be done. There is nothing in the petition which says anything about maintenance and that will mean that the city will have to take care of that Kansas avenue pavement and keep it in repair for all time to come. That is something that the people who don't own property on Kansas avenue won't stand for. They are to pav for the municipal asphalt plant, and" I don't believe that they will feel favorable towards that either. It does not materially clear up the situa tion and it brings it practically to the place where it stood before. "The council of course has expressed itself against a municipal plant; they don't stand firm, however, and they may change their minds." Mayor Da vis himself has been in favor of a municipal asphalt plant. "If the holes in the concrete base are to be patched and leveled up Kansas avenue can not be repaved for 79 cents a vard," said City Engineer McCabe. "It will cost about 10 cents a yard to fix tin this concrete as the base is in its present condition and by next spring it will be in a worse condition. I be lieve myself that brick is the pavement to be put down, that it will last longer. I am a brick man, but of course if the property owners want asphalt they should have asphalt. But unless you figure on a cost for maintenance and for incidentals and for fixing up the base, you will find that you have fallen short on the estimate. Seventy-nine cents won't do all of this." City Engineer McCabe has under gone a radical change of heart. He first said brick could not be used. Refugee From Russia. Jacob Roof, a refugee from Russia, who has just arrived in Topeka to visit his uncle, Chris Roof, an East Topeka grocer, has had some thrilling adven tures. The young man is 20 years old and narrowly escaped with his life on several occasions in trying to make his way to the Russian frontier. He took part in a numbel of the uprisings and by bribing the soldiers succeeded in getting away and to the United States. Mr. Bingham Goes Home. Washington, Dec: 21. It is not proba tive Williams (Miss.) has introduced of W. R. Bingham in the consular ser vice will come up until after the holi days. Mr. Bineham has cone home. Prospects for success in his case are not good. Card of Thanks. We desire to express to our many friends and neighbors our heartfelt thanks for the loving service and sym pathy tendered during the illness and death of our late husband and father, and for the beautiful floral offerings. MRS. M. J. CLARK AND FAMILY, Mrs. J. K. Hudson's book, "In the Missouri Woods" is on sale at Zercher's, s sin s umm IU I Wheat Is Weak Commission Houses Being Sellers. Kains Over Corn Belt Revive Bullish Sentiment. LIVE STOCK TRADE. Cattle Are Steady to Ten Cents Higher. Hogs Are Weak to Five Cents Lower. Chicago, Dec. 21. WHEAT The wheat market today was weak. Pit traders and commission houses were free sellers. One of the most important factors in the sit uation was the government report which confined previous estimates of an enor mous crop of fall wheat sown. Minneap olis elevators also reported large in creases in their stocks and this was dis couraging to the bulls. May opened c to V3o lower, at 877'8'gSSc, and de clined to Sic. Minneapolis, Duluth and Chicago, reported receipts of 661 cars, against 5S6 cars a year ago. The low point for May was refeched at 8714lg87e. A firmer tone developed late in the dap on reports from English sta tisticians who estimate that there have been a liberal decrease in the shipments from Argentine. The close was easy, with May off tec at 87iig87c. CORN Rains over the entire corn belt revived bullish sentiment in the corn pit and the market was quite firm. Many of the traders believe that a squeeze in the December option was rendered more pos sible by wet weather, which has a ten dency to curtail the movement of the crop. The market opened unchanged to He higher, at 4414H4c, and sold up to 41 a. The market continued steady for the remainder of the session. Tlie close was firm, with May up V4.C, at 44c. OATS Firmness of corn had a 8teaIJ' ing effect on the oats market. The vol ume of trading was small. May opened unchanged to a shade lower, at Slc to 3rV32c, and sold at 32c. PROVISIONS A decline of 10c In the price of live hogs caused general selling of provisions and resulted In an easier market lor hog products. May pork was oft 5c. at $13.50. Lard was down 2Ac. at $7.3214- Ribs were 2Vi95c lower, at $7.15 .I,1 to 5 1. 17. WHEAT Cash: No. 2 red. S7Mc; No. 3 red, 86? 87c; No. 2 hard, 82H'&85c: No. 3 hard, 7833 S2c; No. 1 northern, 8il4'5S7c; No. 2 northern, 85(aS7c; No. 3 spring, 82 lg ,VhV-,c. CORN No. 2, 4!Wi50c; No. 3. 436t?43c. OATS No. 2, 30Hc; No. 3, 30c. RYE Cash: 68c; Dec, 65fiG6c; May, 70c. FLAX Cash: N.-W., $1.06V4;S.-W., $1.03; May, SI. 12. TIMOTHY March. $3.45. CLOVER Cash: $13.00. BARLEY Cash: 3S554c. Chicago Markets. Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions, Grain, Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 W. Sixth st. Telephone 486. Chicago, Dec. 21. Low Close Yes 83U 831,4- 84H 87V- 874- 8M4- 82-SS SS- 83, 45 4514 45 44", 44 441s 44- 44 44 Open WHEAT Dec 83 May ... 87 Julv ... S3Vi CORN Dec 45Vi May ... 441-s-July ... 44 OATS Dec ' May ,...31?fc PORKW; '- e Jan. vUjfS May ...13 50 LA RD .Tan 7 5.1 High 83 8S 88 83 45ii 14 44 44 30 3" . Sl-i-32 31 32. 31-S-: 13 47" 13 65 7 40 7 42 12 31ai '- 13 35 13 50 7 35 7 32 13 47 13 62 13 40 13 55 7 40 7 42 7 37 7 35 May ... 7 32 RIBS Jan 7 on May ... 7 15- 7 02 L7 7 25 05 6 97 7 02-05 6 97 7 12-15 7 22 7 20 National Board of Trade, Kansas City. Furnished by J. E. Gall, Comraiasionf, Grain, Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 W. Sixth st. Telephone 486. Kansas City, Dee. 21. Open High Low Close Yes WHEAT- Dec .... 78 78 78 78 78 May ... 80 80- 79 79V S(i July ... 75-t 75-34 75 75 75 CORN Dec .... 39 39 39 39 89H May ...39. 39- 39 39- 39 July ... 39 39--g 39 39 39 OATS Dec .... 29 29 29 29 29 May ...30 30 30 30- 30 PORK Jan ....13 37 13 4ft 13 35 13 37 13 30 May ...13 40 13 52 13 40 13 50 13 45 LARD Jan ....7 30 7 35 7 30-32 7 32 7 32 Ma v ... 7 30 7 35 7 27-30 7 35 7130 A BLANKET OF WHITE. A Moderate Snowfall Over Eastern Kansas. Parsons, Kas., Dec. 21. The first snow of the season fell late Wednes day, following a drizzling rain that commenced early in the morning and continued until late in the afternoon. It is turning colder ana stockmen predict that the anow and rain fol lowed by cold weather will cause much suffering and loss among the cattle. AT LEAVEXW'ORTH. The first snow of the season fell here Wednesday afternoon. Three inches of snow fell rrom 2 to 5 o'clock. There was no wind and the snow did not drift. The ground has been dry for weeks. AT READING. Rain and sleet that began falling here at 5 p. m. Wednesday soon turned to snow, and at 7 p. m. the ground was covered. The wind is in the north but the temperature is not exceedingly low. The moisture will benefit the growing wheat. AT SALINA. Snow fell here all afternoon, and covered the ground thoroughly. It was the first moisture for weeks and was a good thing for wheat. AT GALENA. The first snow of the winter com menced falling in the southeastern corner of the state Wednesday after noon. The snow was preceded by a drizzling rain. AT NEOSHO RAPIDS. Snow, commenced falling about 4 o'clock Wednesday and continued for several hours. It is aoout two inches deep, and will be a great benefit to the wheat, which was getting dry on ac count of the recent cold weather. AT LAWRENCE. A fine wet snow began falling about' the middle of the afternoon. The j ground is now completely covered. Didn't Know- What lie Had. Elizabeth, N. J., Dec. 21 A pack age of diamonds valued at S12.000. which was dropped on the floor of a. restaurant here yesterday by David H Comblen, a diamond salesman of Philadelphia, was recovered intact bv Mr. Comblfen t.oday. The proprietor, ignorant of the contents of the pads age, kept it over night in the pocket of an oid coat hanging In the kitchen. U i m li. I'll. A beautiful six-leaf calendar will be a KRY STOCKMAN who may ship his catt " 1 -u o oijowuuis mese questions: 1. How many head of stock 2. What kind of stock hav 3. Whpn Af vr,t rt ... 4. To what market will you o. in wimt paper aid you s This calendar will be ready for distri beautiful, artistic and costly productio fox hunting scenes. It was made especial and is worthy a place In the finest home, mation and insure getting this calendar. CLAY. ROBINSON O We also have CHICAGO SOUTH OMAHA DENVER SOUTH RIBS Jan .... 6 95 May ... 7 12 6 97 7 17 6 95 6 97 7 10-12 7 17 6 95 . 7 12 Kansas City Live Stock Market. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 21. CATTLE Receipts today, 6,000 head, including 400 head of southerns. Market steady to 10c hie-htr. Xfltivp steers. J3.75'a6.25: south ern steers, $2.5OS4.50; southern cows. $2.00 (S3.25; native cows and heifers, $2.004.S0; stockers and feeders. $2.7o'4.60; Bulls, 0-4.00; calves, $3.00iS7.25; western steers, $3.25H4.S0; western cows, $2.4rt(f3.50. HOGS Reoeints todav. 10.000 head. Mar ket weak to 5c lower. Bulk of sales, $4.80 fn.5.00; heavy, $4.95'? 5.05; packers', $4.85 5.00; pigs and lights, 4.a"r3-w- SHEEP- Receipts today. 20,000 head. Market weak. Muttons, $4.5fWi5.85; lambs, $5.75117.50; range wethers, $5.5CK6.40; fed ewes, 84. 25$ 5.25. Chicago Live Stock. Chicago.Dec. 21. CATTLE Receipts to day, 9,1)00 head. Market steady to strong. Beeves. $3.50(56.65: cows and heifers, $1.50 tS4.90; stockers and feeders, S2.5084.2o; Texans. S3 RilW4.30. HOGS ReceiDts today." 35,000 head; esti mated Friday, 28,000 head. Market 5'il0c lower. Mixed and butchers', $4.75'.55.07; good heavy. $4. 95fi 5.10: rough heavy. $4.70 ra4.85; light, $4.i;?7;.uY74; pigs, i.ouao.uu; bulk of sales, S4.stt.ou. SHEEP Receinta today. 18,000 head Market slow. Sheep, $4.0035.75; lamt $4.75r7.65. K. C. Live Stock Sales Today. The following sales were made today at tve. tno.k vrfrris. jeans. Citv. Mo., and telephoned to The Topeka State Journal by Clay. Robinson & Co.. live stock com mission merchants, with offices at all markets. Kansas City. Dec. 21. CATTLE Receipts today, 6,000 head. Market slow but steady. HOGS Receints today. 9,000 head. Mar ket weak. Bulk of sales, $4.7oli5.00; top, $5.(15. SHEEP Receipts today, 3,000 head Market steady. KILLING STEERS. No. Wt. Price.lNo. Wt. Price. 34 1434 $5.35 1 39 1298 $4.55 4M 1290 4.75 61 125 4.65 14 1520 4.85 IS 1302 5.00 11 1074 5.50 11. ...... 132 4.60 44 1290 5.00 14 1D30 4.10" 13 1461 5.35 I 14 1150 4.60 23 12(13 4.70 11 1312 5.40 95 1253 5.60 19 1298 -5.00 38 1437 5.25 15 12ft9 4.40 37 1326 5.00 I 27 510 4.30 18 1170 4.40 I 15 1518 4.75 WESTERN STEERS. 25 1331 3.90 1112 1117 4.00 101 1126 4.00 I BULLS. 1 1280 2.75 1 1170 2.45 1 1460 2.50 1 1220 2.40 - 1 1220 2-30 1 ,..1360 - 4.50 1 870 3.00 1 1300 2.15 COWS. 1 1390 3.60 14 1140 3.40 2 11:35 2.35 5 11(15 3.25 47 10S0 3.00 5 1(i74 2.75 8 811 2.65 34 913 2.50 20 828 2.65 10 812 1.90 26 638 2.25 27 809 2.55 HEIFERS. 26 683 3.60 I 16.. 781 2.75 6 792 3.75 I 6.. 882 3.25 STOCKERS- AND FEEDERS. M.. -900 3.35 37........ 981 3 40 12...'..... 962 2.10 119......... 791 " 1 "3.73 " " 2 760 3.90 5 730 3.50 3 8-43 ' 3.25 58 820 '3.40 13 666 3.30 CALVES. 1........ 340 3.75 I 1 360 3.0 1 110 5.50 1120 2ST 3.25 1 110 5.50 1 160 5.50 2 193 4.75 I 10 193 4.75 2 120 6.00 I Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas City, Dec. 21. Close WHEAT Receipts today, 38 cars. Quotations were steaqy ana as follows: Dec, 78c May. 79c; July, 75c. Cash: No. 2 hard 79fiSlc; No. 3 hard, 77aS0c; No. 2 red, 90 (&91c: No. 3 red. S&S9c. CORN Market firm. Dec, 39c; Mav, 39c; July. 39c. Cash: No. 2 mixed, 4u ro4iic; No. 2 white, 4040Vic; No. 3 white. tOVic. OATS Market steady. No. 2 white, 31 32'4c. OATS Market steady, 63fi65e. HAY Market steady. Choice timothy, $l2.251rl2.50: choice prairie, $9. 75-1110.25. BUTTER Market steady. . Creamery, 23c. EGGS Market steady, 23c. Chicago Produce Market, Chicago. 111., Dec. 21. BUTTER-Market steady. Creamery, 1723c; dairy, 17 220c. EGGS Market steady. At mark, cases Included, 181a22c. CHEESE Market steady. Daisies and Young Americas. 13c; Twins, llfll-c POULTRY Alive poultry firm. Tur keys, 14c; chickens and springs, 9'SC. Xew York Produce Market. New York, Dec. 21. BUTTER Market firm. Street price: Extra creamery, 25c. Official prices: Creamery, common to ex tra, 16-i?25e. EGGS Market steady. State of Penn sylvania and nearby, fancy selected white, 36c; state 01 Pennsylvania, cnoice, 32(S34c; state of Pennsylvania, mixed ex tra, 30fiS2c; western, finest selected, 27 2Sc: western, average best, 26c. POULTRY Alive poultry quiet. West ern chickens. Ho: fowls. 12c; turkeys, 14c. Dressed poultry irregular. Eastern broilers, 14(fi20c; turkeys, 12S20c; fowls, 9 C?13c. Market Gossip. Furnished by the A. M. Mcuermott Com Mission Co., Stocks. Grains. Provisions and Investment Securities. Room 12, Columbian bldg. Liverpool opening cables: Wheat un changed; corn unchanged. Liverpool, 1:30 p. m.: Wheat i4d lower; corn V'd lower. Grain receipts at Chicago: Wheat, 2D graded, 7. Corn, 368 cars; graded, 12. Oats, 152 cars; graded. 28. Northwest grain receipts today: Minne apolis, "07 cars: Duluth, 123 cars. A year ago: Minneapolis, 492 cars; Duluth, 50 cars. Estimated grain receipts at Chicago to morrow: Wheat, 23 cars; corn, 351 cars; oats, 231 cars. Grain receipts at Kansas City today: Wheat. 66 cars; corn, 150 ears; oats, 12 cars. Estimated grain receipts at Kansas City tomorrow: Wheat, 38 cars; corn, 163 cars; oats. 16 cars. Liverpool closing cables: Wheat d lower; corn 14d lower. New York Stocks. Wall St., New York, Dec. 21. STOCKS A few stocks were heavy at the outset under a renewal of yesterday's selling. but the general list opened with a decided tendency upward. St. Paul, New York Central. Smelting and Metropolitan Street Railway were 1 points better. I'nion Pacific was heavily dealt in from un changed prices to point above yester day's closing. 8,000 shares bringing 148 to 14SV,. There was confident buying on a large scale in a number of stocks that figured prominent in yesterday's early rise, no tably: New York Central, Pennsylvania, Union Pacific. Reading, Sugar and Amal gamated Copper. Opening gains were Sureely extended and gains were estab li.Ki.pd at one time of 3 points in Ana con da, 2 points in New York Central ar d a point or over in quite a number of ..... -! 5. i,ater en the market began to ' I ill.H Bent by us ABSOLUTELY FREE TO EV tle, hogs or sheep to market and who will have you? e you, not including horses? . arket your stock? likely ship? ee this advertisement? bution in January. It Is n exceptionally n, printed in several colors, representing lv for us, can not be obtained elsewhere, WRITE US TODAY, giving this infor- Address CO., Stock Yards, Kansas City. our own houses at SIOUX CITY. 8. ST. JOB ST. PAUL. EAST BUFFALO yield and Union Pacific fell off to a frac tion under yesterday's close. Tennessee Coal and Northern Pacific dropped 2L points and advances of a point in several other Slocks were wiped out. Large speculative holdings were thrown on the market when call money roe to 15 per cent. Earlier good gains were con verted into decided losses and before the selling ceased Tennessee Coal had been hammered down 4 points. Northern Pa cific 3 points. Great Northern 2H points. Lead and Colorado Fuel 2 points, and Un ion Pacific. Amalgamated Copper and Smelting 1 points under yesterday's closing. Subsequently the market became quite dull. New York Central rose again to above 152, and Brooklyn Rapid Transit moved up 1 point.. Bonds were steady at noon. Speculation simmered down to nominal proportions outside of a few stocks in which successful operations were under way to put them higher. New York Cen tral received a large measure of atten tion, as did Pennsylvania and Brooklyn Transit. In a general way the market was quite steady with prices mostly with in fractional distance of last night. New York Central improved 3 points, Brook lyn Transit, Distillers' Securities .2 points and Pennsylvania 1 point. Ranice of Prices on Stocks. Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions, Grain, Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 W. Sixth st. Telephone 46. New York, Op'n High Low . 150 151 150 .. 99 HWii 99 ,. 9S flftii, 97 ,. 87Vi " 89 S7'4 .. 138 13S 136 .. 37 38 37 . . 104 104 104 ..87 87 86'i Dee. 21. Cl se Yes 150 150 100 93 54 98 98 89 87 138 14 1 37 37 104 104 87 87- Stocks Sugar People's - Gas . Amal. Copper . B. R. T 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 Reading Erie Union Pacific .. C. & O. B. & O L. & N Katy Pennsylvania C. F. I Met. Traction . 104 -21 ISO 23 201 41 . 21 180 , 23 20 4o 101 150 33 65 137 46 148 53 111 151 37 14014 55 120 21 20 181 179 23 22 20 20 40 4" 102 101 152 150 33 33 65 64 138 136 47 46 1481,4 147 51 53 111 111 151 150 37 37 141 140 56 53 125 120 21 ISO 23 20 4014 102 1011 151 149 31 34 65 65 13-5 13S'4 46 47 147 148 54 54 111 mvi 15o 151 37 3714 141 14 54 55 125 120 Xew York Money. New York, Dec. 21. MONEY Money on call strong, 9(315 per cent, ruling rate 1" closing bid 8 and offered at 9 per cent' Time loans firm; 60 and 90 days and six months. 6 per cent. per cent; sterling exchange easy, with ac tual business in bankers' bills at $4 86 4.8630 for demand, and at $4.8285 for 60 day bills; posted rates, $4.83 and $4.86ti4.S7; commercial bills, $4.82. SILVER Bar silver, 65c; Mexican dol lars, 50c. BONDS Government bonds steady. c . . .. .1 , .- New l ork,- Dee. !. SUGAR Raw" su-i gar steady. Fair refining, Sc; centrifu-" cm 1 Ofi tact- 951,. ..,..t..nn . . . . ' fined sugar steady. -Crushed, $5.40; pow dered. $4.80; granulated, $4.70. CO! FEE Market steady. No. 7 Rio, Cotton Market. New York, Dec. 21. COTTON Sales to day, 750 bales. Spot cotton closed quiet and 20 points lower. Quotations per lo.j pounds: Middling uplands, $12.10; mid dling gulf, $12.35. Galveston.. Tex., Dec 21. COTTON Market higher, at 11 15-lc. Topeka Market. .... Topeka, Dec. 21. Furnished by Charles Wolff Packlna Co. Yards close at noon on Saturdays 1 HOGS. J MIXED AND BUTCHERS' ..$4.45 (34 65 HEAVY 4.65 -4.70 LIGHT 4 so 11 r.z CORN FED CATTLE. STEERS $S.50S4.E HEIFERS 2.50-33 2S- COWS 2.O0a3.0O BULLS 2.0052.64 CALVES i.OUl 75 FAT CALVES (150(g-200 lbs.) 4 Send In only good calves, not heat fat stock. nrurnished by J. B. Ttfllar Mills, 534 North Kansas Ave.l NO. 2 WHEAT .737Ba- NO. 3 WHEAT .7lI-73 NO. 4 WHEAT .... est NO GRADE WHEAT Sj CORN NO. 2 OATS NO. 3 OATS I 280 FRUITS AND VEGETABLER tFurnished by SBux. 210 Kansas are.1 COCOANUT8-Per doz.', 65c. HICKORY NUTS Per bu., $1.40?1 45 FLORIDA GRAPE FRUIT Per box. $6.00. ORANGES Per box, $2.55(33.00. APPLES Per bbl., $4.00-54.50. BELLE FLEUR APPLES Per box $1 40 HALLOW I DATES Per lb., 5c; pack age dte. per doi, i.a. LEMONS Per box, $3.75(3-4.50. GRAPES Catawba, 22c; Almeria, ner bbl.. $6.0Ca6.50. mr CRANBERRIES Jersey. $13.00 ner hbl -Late Howes', $13.50 per bbl. '' FIGS Per box, S0rS5c. BANANAS 3.00i2.86 per bunch. VEGETABLES. BEETS Per bu., 50c, TURNIPS Per bu., 50c. CARROTS Per bu., 50c. PARSNIPS Per bu., 65c. POTATOES Kaw Valley, 65c per bu -Colorado, per bu., 80c. CELFRY-Blue 1 ribbon, per bunch. B5c SWEET POTATOES-Per bu., 75c " CABBAGE Per cwt., $1.75. ONIONS Per bu., SOfRSSc. SPANISH ONIONS Per erate, $1 75 CANADA RUTABAGAS Per lb S HUBBARD SQUASH-Per do $1 5Q- " FULL CREAM CHEESE ' KANSAS Y. A. 14c lb. NEW YORK STATE (whIte)-I5o lb BLOCK SWISS-I80 lb. " 4- RRICK 15c lb. BW OYSTERS. NEW YORK EXTRA SELECT8p CKTAN'bARD-Per can, 25c. NEW YORK COUNTS-Per can 5 BULK OYSTERS. " 5J- STANDARDS Per gal., $1,40. EXTRA SELECTS Per gal., $1 75 1 BUTTER. EGOS, POULTRY Jobbers' Prices-Furnished by Cona 1 Co 134 Kansas Ave 1 w POULTRY Hens, 7c lb.; IsriU snrl-,' ' 7c lb.; medium to small. fc,g:ioe ib -keys, live, 13c lb.; duck.. l!veJb geese, live. Sc lb. FOGS Fresh, 24c per doz. EGOS Fresh. 26c per dog. COUNTRY BUTTER-Fresh. lsS20J ,b Furnished by the City Hay Market Quincy street. '"et, 417 PRAIRIE Loose, per ton.. .$7.00"-7 I.i PKA 1 H.1 .!-., rjaieti ALFALFA Loose CANE ALFALFA Baled .... ... STRW Per ton KAFFIR CORN Baled .. .... 8.00S 9. 01 5.5(1 10 08 6. 6 Topeka Hide Market. Prices paid in Topeka this week ijii on Boston Quotations 1 Dase'( tar.-1 tatt.ow n8-i GREEN SALT CURED'.'"."." '