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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOUIUIAL THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 23, 1S07.
Office Men, Clerks, Attention! Friday you can buy very good Office Coats jor 15c a Piece. Think of the price, then come and look at these coats, all sfjes. Friday. ! IS BANKERS GO HOME All Sit Down to Monster Ban- - quet Last Sight. Some Excellent Speeches hy the Visiting Financiers. EX-GO V.BAIJjEYTHERE Says That He Is Not Yet - Broke. City Congressman Calderhead Also Makes a Short Address. The twentieth annual meeting of the Kansas Bankers' association closed with a banquet at the Auditorium last night at which 4S0 plates were laid. The bankers, with their wives and friends, sat down to the feast, which was one of Mrs. Holyoke's best efforts, promptly at six-thirty and for an hour chatted as they dispatched course after course. Following- the banquet for three hours the visitors listened to after dinner speeches and witty re marks by Toastmaster Harry J. Bone, who presided. The affair was a happy one and a fitting: close for the most successful meeting- the association has ever held In its twenty years of existence and each speaker in his turn took occa sion to eulogize Topeka and praise the hospitality shown the members of the association. From the first arrival in the city Tuesday morning:, Topeka has appre ciated the fact that it was entertain ing an unusually cultured body of visitors and the efforts of the city through its local bankers has re dounded to the credit of these mem bers of the association and the city alike. In his inimitable way the toast master introduced speaker after speaker and before they closed they paid their compliments to the city whose guests they have been for the past three days. Mr. Calderhead Speaks. " Congressman Philip P. Campbell, of Pittsburg, was unable to be present to respond to the toast Kansas, "But this makes but little difference," an nounced the toastmaster, "as Kansas neads no champion at this meeting though I did have some things I should like to have said about Mr. Campbell if he had been present and In his absence they would seem out of place." In his place Congressman Calder head was called on and responded in a short speech, touching lightly on the bankins system of the country And its needed reforms. "You Kan sans know all about the state," said the speaker, "and I am sure that I cannot say anything about -it or its resources that would be new or inter esting to you." , Ex-Governor W. J. Bailey, formerly of Baileyvllle, but now of Atchison, was introduced by an allusion to the story that he recently cashed a photo graph of a draft which was presented at h!s bank. "And now," continued the toastmaster. "the bank is receiving nu merous letters daily containing the photographs of hogs and cattle with the requests that they be permitted to draw sight drafts secured by them In lieu of the real article." "Rural versus Urban Banking," was the subject assigned Mr. Bailey. "I am still a rural banker," said the speaker, "and not thoroughly city broke, but I am catching the step rap idly. All city banks are dependent on the smaller county banks," he contin ued, "though I find that there Is a vast difference in their operation. In the country the local banker is a man who is regarded as the legal ad viser of the community and his opin ion is asked on all matters of impar tance. He makes his loans to his pa trons on the knowledge he has of their honesty and ability to pay and the se curity is a secondary consideration. In the city it is a different matter and the big institutions who are seeking a loan are compelled to come through with bonds or securities to secure their loans no matter what their financial standing and rating may be." John Lfndburg. president of the Na tional bank of Pittsburg, was intro duced as a Frenchman by the toast master, though he is as marked a na tive of Sweden a though he had just set foot on American soil, who spoke on "The Needle's Eye or the Banker's Last Chance." "It has been said that It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven," said the speaker, "but as far as I am able to observe this ruling need not exclude a single banker from entering the pearly gates. "However. If there are any of the members of the Kansas Bankers' as sociation who feel that they are to be deprived of this enjoyment in the fu ture world on account of their wealth, I as treasurer of the association, am willing to relieve them of their surplus wealth and take my chances on meet ing them later." Daddy of Them All. John ft. Mulvane was introduced as the daddy of the association and he confessed to the charge and said: "I am proud of the honor which has been bestowed on me by the toastmaster and point to the youngster with pride, for It has grown in these 20 years to be a husky chap. A few of us got to gether in February, 1886, and decided that Kansas should have an associa tion of bankers and this is the result. We have held meetings regularly ever rince that time with the single excep tion of the year 1893, and for various reasons we were not feeling like hold ing a meeting at that time. We start ed with a handful of members and to day there are 980 active members of the Kansas Bankers' association and that is record we may all feel proud at." . Speaking from the toast, "The Bank ers' Best Friend, the Ladies," Judge Silas Porter, of the supreme court, passed out bouquet after bouquet to the wives, daughters and sweethearts ot the Kansas bankers and won a place in their heart, at least forever. "It is not general knowledge," he said, "but once I was a banker, or at least a di rector in a bank and I know what it means. This was during the panicky days during the later part of the eighties, and I know that it was a good thing for I was permitted to bor row of the bank's funds and pay but 18 per cent interest when the rest of the patrons were paying 36 per cent." J. W. Marley, of Oswego, the retir ing president, and his successor, J. W. Berryman, of Ashland, were Introduced, though not on the programme, and each made short addresses In which they eulogized Topeka and the city's bankers for their hospitality in entertaining the association. Others on the programme with the subjects assigned them wrere: E. R. Moses, Great Bend. "Why the Lights Go Out." J. T. Bradley, re ceiver of the First National bank of To peka. was among the guests and was called on but refused to speak on ac count of the lateness of the hour. The accoustic properties of the Audi torium were never the best and since electric lights have been done away with -and 40 or 50 gas burners of the buzzing heat distributing variety in stalled, the place is anything but com fortable during summer meetings. The continual noise which they emit min gles with the voice of the speaker and unless seated In the front portion of the building it is nearly impossible to hear. At numerous- times during the speak ing last night the speaker was inter rupted by cries of "louder" from vari ous parts of the building, though most of them were trained speakers whose voices could have been easily heard if it had not been for the continual buz zing of the gas lamps. The room was intolerably hot. though all of the doors and windows were thrown open imme diately following the banquet. Berryman Is President. At the election of officers held Wed nesday afternoon, J. W. Berryman, president of the Stockgrowers National bank of Ashland was elevated from the position of vice president to that of president of the association. AV. M. Peck of Concordia, was elected vice president, W. W. Bowmen of Topeka, secretary, and J. R. Lindburg of Pitts burg succeeded themselves as - secre tary and treasurer. Group vice presidents were elected as follows: First Charles Snyder, Leavenworth; second, F. M. Shiras, Ottawa; third, L. S. Camborn, Erie; fourth, D. B. Harrison, Downs; fifth, C. M. Branch. Wichita; and sixth, M. L. McLean, Wellington. The place for holding the next meet ing was not decided but was left to the executive committee which will make the announcement later. Many of the members of the Kansas Bank ers' association took advantage of the invitation extended to them by the Missouri Bankers' association which Is now in session in Kansas City and are attending the meetings in that city today. Senator T. A. Noftzger of Anthony, spoke at the meeting yesterday after noon on "Law Which Kansas Banks and Kansas People Need." and after a discussion of the acts of the recent legislature which he defended said: "Much dissatisfaction has recently been expressed with our methods in this state of initiating political action and much criticism made of our politi cal parties and as a remedy it has been suggested that all candidates for politi cal offices be chosen by a direct vote of the people. " "While I am confident that the sit uation Is misunderstood and that this sentiment is neither deep seated nor wide spread the conditions existing can undoubtedly be improved. One of the topics which I feel will appeal to the members of th'.s association is the improvement of our system of Ju dicial procedure. "We have attempted to provide le gal means by which disputes and con troversies may be settled between parties who feel themselves aggrieved, but it is much the same now as it was during the period when our forefath ers harvested their wheat with sickles and made their journeys by means of stage coaches. "Now we have the railroads, the telephones, the telegraph and a thou sand and one improvements along oth er lines but the improvement in the legal departments has not kept pace with the times and justice is encum bered with the slow expensive and un certain methods of a decade ago. "A suit is filed in these times and no one gives it much thought as the solu tion is veiled in the dim distance and it may be months if not years before a decision is reached and there are th appeals which may then be taken if the case is of sufficient importance to warrant It. "An alarming preponderence of the suits now in the supreme court do not involve the question of the justice of the decision but whether the case was tried right according to the practice of the courts. A modern law suit Is merelv a prize fight between the law yers in the case and the interested parties acting as bottle holders while the Judge is merely an umoire. the jury as referee and the sheriff as time keeper." Professor H. L. Hausman of Hutch inson spoke of "The Commercial Value of Penmanship." Among the resolu tions introduced by the committee on resolutions was this one: "We earnestly and urgently recom mend to the bankers of this state the strictest observance of the laws of the United States and the state of Kansas, establishing and regulating the bank ing business, and desire to emphasize the fact that 40 years experience has demonstrated, that strict adherence to this policy will practically eliminate bank failures. According to a resolution introduced nd adopted yesterday commencing June 1st. the secretary will receive an annual salary of $1,500. The ap propriation for the city entertaining the convention was raised from four to five hundred dollars. CLEANING HOUSE. Secretary Garfield Causes a .Storm in Washington. Discharges Eighteen FaTorites of High Officials. ON PER DIEM ROLL. Tiro of Fairbanks' Men Are Among the Number. Incompetency Is Given as Cause for Dismissal. Washington, May 23. A furious polit ical storm has broken over Washington which has no bearing on the presidency. James R. Garfield, who was made secre tary of the interior to shake up that ponderous department. Is the center of this disturbance. As a first step toward reform, he discharged eighteen em ployes of the land office for incompet ency. They heard from Mr. Garfield in the form of yellow discharge -slirjs. He heard from their political backers in tne rorm or yellow telegraph forms, fill ed with the nearest approach to profan ity that the telegraph companies would transmit under a frank. To Mr. Garfield's explanation that the discharged employes are incompetent, the angry answer is that they were put In the land office by Vice President Fair banks, sundry senators and lesser statesmen, and things have come to a pretty pass if a young, tennis playing friend of the president, who answers to the name of Jimmy, is to be .allowed to disturb political fences in a dozen states. Worse, still, Mr. Garfield, in the name of rerorm, has committed the supreme sacrilege. He has interfered with the P. D." roll of the senate. The "P. D." Roll. After congress publicly and ostenta tiously abdicated its wide patronage powers over the departments in favor of the civil service the senate stealthily created the "P.. D." roll, of which the public is supposed to know nothing. Those cabalistic letters stand for "per diem." When a senator lias somebody on his hands who must be cared for that person is employed as extra help in one of the departments at at a per diem, in contrast to the permanent positions filled through the civil service commis sion which pay an annual salary. But custom has made the ,"P. D." roll the most permanent thing in Washington. The favored ones who- secure a place theron without the embarrassing ordeal of a civil service examination are the aristocrats of the government service, before whom even autocratic bureau heads and chief clerks tremble. These "P. D." favorites, every one the protege of a powerful senator, have been accustomed to do as little work as they pleased, to be absent when it seemed good to them or when their senators needed them, and to generally swagger through the de partments, envied by all beholders. j When rumors of a shakeup ran through the interior department the "P. D." fortunates smiled supercilious j sympathy on the unfortunates who had won their positions in' the regu lar way through a civil service ex amination. No shakeup, no reform could touch the sacrosanct senatorial roll. But when the axe fell thud six sacred heads from the "P. D." list fell into the basket. One was that of a woman placed on that roll at the re quest of Vice President Fairbanks himself. Another had been employed at the command of Senator T. C. Piatt of New York. The four had similar excuses for drawing their per diem. Fairbanks Is Hit Hard. Vice President Fairbanks, suffered a double dose. Captain W. K. Ellis, who was carried on the rolls as a file and briefing clerk because he was a handy man politically in Indiana, was one of those who received a yellow discharge slip. He was bustling about among his fellow clerks collecting evidence from them as to his com petency, and shaking a wise head over predictions as to what Mr. Fairbanks would do with this material in the coming tilt with Mr. "Jimmie" Gar field. All of the discharged ones communi cated immediately with their . backers and today most of them received re assuring . word that just as soon as several senators found time to 'tend to Mr. Garfield, things would be read justed in a satisfactory manner. For Mr, Garfield must ask appropriations of congress, for one thing, and the president, who will have some work for that body to do this winter, is to have notice served on' him that while it may be all right to talk about re form, men who vote for his measures will expect to have their henchmen protected from the unbridled plunges cf the secretary of the interior through the political landscape. This beautiful row is just a promise of more to come, for Secretary Garfield has only started to clean house. In the recording division ot the land office alone, he expects to reduce the force from 75 to about 30. He is showing a most unholy knowledge of intimate things deep down in these obscure di visions under him. Employes are be ginning to remember with alarm that Mr. Garfield as a member of the Keep commission that investigated the de partments, showed great zeal in finding out inside affairs in the interior depart ment. Thus equipped, his descending ax hits the dead wood every time. Clerks in the department say he has shown a veritable second sight In pick ing for discharge the idle, trifling and incompetent. , Work of Years to Go. Moreover this department is the growth of years with bureaus and di visions walking on each other's toes and all tied up in yards of red tape. This sort of organization increases the number of employes about one third for the same amount of work. By using typewriters to record land patents where handwriting has been used since Washington's time, by abol ishing useless bureaus. consolidating divisions and generally overhauling things, the secretary probably will suc ceed in reducing the payroll by many thousands of dollars and making the senate and the house correspondingly infuiiated. For it Is the foundation of all political principles to Increase the number of jobs as often as may be, but never to abolish one. Mr. Garfield . is really In the process of putting one government department on a business basis and he Is already learning that this is the last thing want ed of him by congress. Alfonso to Be a Farmer. Madrid. May 23. King Alfonso is negotiating for an Island in northern Spain where he proposes to build a summer residence, lay out a farm and breed thoroughbred cattle.; The ex ample of King Edward and many English noblemen who raise prize beasts, it Is said, prompted the king's plans. The queen is taking a keen in terest in the project and anticipates with pleasure summer holidays under the conditions she was familiar with in England. SL fiiARriON OUT. Defeated Washington In a Bitterly Contested Ten Inning Game. St.-Marys, Kan., May 23 In a game that kept the spectators excited all the way through, St. Marys yesterday after noon won from Washington university by a score of 4 to 3. It was a bitterly fought contest all the way through and It took ten innings to decide the win ner. The winning run came In when Bakule scored in the tenth on Hend rix's single. Bakule for St. Marys opposed Gill on the firiny line. It was in the tenth that the games was finally won. Hefner went out. Dillon to Thomas, Jesion hit safe but went out on Bakule's fielder's choice. Hendrix now faced Gill with two out. He was as cool as if he were attending an ice cream social in Ola the. He picked ou t a nice one and clouted it out where the dogs don't bark and the stuff was off when Bakule sprinted home. Hendrix was carried off the field by his admirers, while Quigley did some grand cavorting around the diamond, being much pleased with the game. - This game was one of the most Im portant on the St. Marys schedule and by reason of winning it they are the college and university champions of the Missouri Valley and the southwest. They still have two hard games with K. U. but are confident of winning them. Bakuie pitched a masterful game, al lowing but six hits-and fanning eight men. Score by Innings: R.H.E. St. Marys 0 20000010 14 ; 9 2 Washington ...1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 03 6 9 Batteries St. Marys. Bakule and Gov- ereau; Washington, Gill and Rodenberg. FIREMENTIPTOE. They Fight a Blaze in Silence in a Chicago Home. A Child Lay Sick Near Unto Death in the House. Chicago, May. 2 3. No shouting, no clanging of gongs, no clamor that usually attaches to a lire, attended the fighting of a blaze in the home of Mrs. George L. Bradbury today. For a little boy lay near to death there. Firemen fought the flames in si lence. Orders were issued in a whis per. The heavy-booted men crept about tne house on tiptoe, although smoke filled the residence and hasty action was compulsory. In the short struggle with the fire, there was little more noise In the structure than there would have been", had nothing hap pened. The stricken boy is George L. Brad bury. He Is the 7-year-old son of the late George L. Bradbury, for many years president of the Lake Erie & Western railway.' "; When the fire broke " out the child lay in a room not far away from dan ger. A woman In .the residence sent in a still alarm byjlelephone, request ing that the firemen be as quiet as pos-sible. The clang of gongs ceased as the fire trucks neared the residence. The firemen entered the structure quietly. ," They wrapped the boy in warm blankets and carride him to a safe portion of the residence so carefully and quietly that he was not disturbed. The work of quenching- the flames was done in short - order. CONVICTED OF GRAFT. Man Who Worked an Old Game Is Convicted , In Texas. Dallas. Texas, May 23. The effort to obtain title to a tract of land in the heart of New York city known as the Hartsfleld claim, has culminated in the conviction of Joseph T. Cowan of Dallas, prime mover in the matter, for fraudulent use of the malls. Six counts in the indictment allege that he had used the malls for the purpose of collecting money from various peo ple in different states, supposed to be heirs of the Hartsfleld estate, on the pretense that a clique of capitalists in New York city had offered . him $225,000,000 for his papers and titles and that only such heirs as contrib uted would be recognized in the set tlement of the claim. Cowan was first arrested in connec tion with the case several months ago and gave bond. A few weeks later he attempted to commit suicide but re covered from his wounds. WILIi GIVE A CONCERT. Topeka Orchestral Society Will Make First Appearance Tuesday. The Topeka Orchestral society will give their first annual concert in the Auditorium next Tuesday evening. The Topeka orchestra la a newly organized musical society and is composed of forty of Topeka leading musicians. Professor Halfdan Jebe. professor of violin at Washburn college, is the conductor of the orchestra and the work which has been done all winter by this orchestra has been under the direction of Prof. Jebe who has succeeded in making it the best orchestra in the west. They have appeared but few times and these times mostly before small Washbnurn audiences. The proceeds of the enter tainment next Tuesday night will be devoted to a fund for a permanent or chestra. The orchestra will be assisted in their concert by Mrs. Sigrid Lunde Souther, soprano; Mrs. Sofle Bernhoft Jebe, dramatist, and Mr. Alf Klingen berg, piano. The following is the pro gram for the concert: 1. Overture Iphigenia in Aulis Gluck 2. Fantasie From Lohengrin Wagner 3. Concerto da chissa (Church Con certo 1714) Dall, Abaco For strings, piano and organ. 4. Concerto Op. 16 For piano Grieg Orchestral Accompaniment Mr. Alf Klingenberg. 5. The Pages Airie Marriage of Fi garo Mozart Mrs. Lunde Souther. 6. Dramatic tone poem On Tenny son's Rizpah Halfdan Jebe Mrs. Sofle Bernhoft-Jebe. 7. Turkish march From Ruins of Athens Beethoven FOR BEATING HIS WIFE. Garnett. Kan.. May 23. Peter Peter son was fined $300 and costs by Justice Rice Tuesday for beating his wife. They have been married - 25 years. Peterson will appeal. . f.l A R K ETSvTO D A Y. Wheat Has Tendencyvto Steady Down at Last. - Bull News Causes a Slight Drop in Prices. LIVE STOCK TRADE. Cattle Are Strong Natives Bring 4.50 to $8.00.. Hogs Quoted Weak to Five Cents Lower. Chicago, May 23. WHEAT It was a weak-looking wheat market which greet ed traders today. - Liverpool showed a sharp advance and the Minneapolis curb was up a cent and there was no immedi ate prospect of rain in Kansas. There was. however, rain in Nebraska, and this lonely bear factor was sufficient to give the market its tone. It was even asserted, when prices dropped in the face of the preponderant bull news, that some of the "big people" were unloading. July opened e higher to lc lower, at $1.00&1.01 ; September opened gle down, at $1.02 1.03. and sold down to $1.01; December opened 31c depressed, at $1.021.G3. Minneapolis. Duluth and Chicago report ed receipts of 414 cars. During the last half - hour all options THEY HAD OPINIONS. Many Jurors Summoned In Schmlti Case Are Disqualified. San Francisco, Cal.,' May 23. Five hundred people today thronged the auditorium room of the Jewish syna gogue on Bush street to which place Judge Dunne's department of the su perior court has been removed for the trial of Mayor Eugene Schmitz on the charge of extortion. The first talesman to be examined this morning was James Oppenheim er, clerk. He lost no time in letting it be known that he had strong preju dices which could not be readily re moved. He was challenged by the prosecution. The defense concurred. W. J. Barnard, a retired govern ment clerk, said he did not think that confession of guilt by Ruef necessarily showed the guilt of Schmitz. Barnard was challenged by the de fense. The state resisted and the chal lenge was not allowed. The juror en tered the box as the fourth to be se lected, subject to peremptory chal lenge. James Fitelberger. a furniture deal er, satisfactorily answered the ques tions put by the prosecution. Fitelberger was passed by both sides without challenge, the fifth juror to be tentatively accepted. John W. Howell, connected with the land department of the German Sav ings and Loan society of San Francis co, said he entertained a fixed and un qualified opinion. He was excused by consent. Milton H. Esberg. who was a mem ber of the late Andrews grand Jury sa!d he had an opinion which could not be removed. He was excused by consent. KILLED WITH A KNIFE. Body of a 15-Year-Old Girl Found In a Field. New York, May 23. After a whole night's work the police today were as far from a definite clew as they were yesterday as to the identity of tbjfv murderer of Amelia Charlotte Staf felct, a 15-year-old girl who was shockingly assaulted and killed with a knife in a field at Elmhurst, in Queensborough. Several detectives think the crime was committed by an insane man, owing to the many revolting phases. Joseph Engle, a farm hand who saw a man running across the farm short- y before he found the girl s mutilated corpse, says that the man's eyes had a crazed look which startled him. He thinks that the man was a foreigner. Adam Hummel, who was working with Engle, also believes from his cursory sight of the stranger that he was a foreigner. Engle and Hummel were able to give the police a fairly good description of the man they saw. HE SAVED THE TRAIN. The Station Agent Ran Down the Track With a Hag. Chicago, May 23. The Chicago-St. Louis passenger train on the Chicago & Alton railroad, had a narrow escape from being wrecked at Lemont, 111., where a rainstorm last night overflow ed the sewer tunnel and loosened the rails on the railroad bridge. A few minutes before the train reach ed the bridge, E. S. Weimer, the ticket agent, who had been awakened by the telephone manager, Joseph Starshak, ran down the tracks with a flag and halted the train. More than a foot of water stood for an hour in the town. J. A. Stein, owner of a bank at Le mont. aided by a dozen other men, fearing the water would wash away two storage buildings, carried out a carload of flour before it could be de stroyed by the water. They had just completed their task when the walls of both structures fell. Half a dozen shanties along the railroad tracks were washed away and many of the build ings in the town were shifted from their foundations. Thousands of dol lars worth of damage was caused by the flood. Bresnahan's Protectors Legal. ' Pittsburg, Pa., May 2 3. President Barney Dreyfus of the Pittsburg club was not surprised when he learned to day that President Pulliam had ruled against Manager Clark in his protest against Bresnahan's shin protectors. "I rather expected such a verdict," he declared this afternoon, "but I won't tell why just now. Some people appear to have lost sight of tRe fact that the protest was not made so much against the shin protectors, but against the use to which they were put. Since Mr. Pulliam holds that they are legal, we are not going to lose any time in providing our catchers with them, and other cluba will likely do likewise, but, mark my words, the practice is going to cause trouble." A Santa Fe Shop Thief. A warrant was sworn out In the city court today for the arrest of William Reis on a charge of larceny. He is ac cused of stealing on May 22 some tools and machinery from the Santa Fe shops of the total value of $23.87. To Insure Yours6ls Best Result Consign To Clay, Robinson & On., Ifrs Stood: ComalsstOH Ksrtiiaats Stock Yards, Kansw Citj.- KB ALSO HAVE OUR OWN OFFICII T CHICina. I. lOSCPN. fo 0MH 0EMV. SKWX OifY. SO. ST. PAUL, C. EHFFC rallied a cent or better over the low point, but the advance was met by a deluge ot selling orders and the close was weak. Kansas City reported a drop of 4c in cash wheat on reports of rains in various parts of Kansas. July closed 2&2c lower, at 99i4S99c; September 22c down, ax $1.001.00, and December 2c under yesterday, at $1.01. CORN Corn was weak on rain in -Iowa and Nebraska, July opening i&c to 1 lc lower, at 52g52c. and holding dur ing the first hour within the opening range. ' July corn dropped to 52c. and closed weak. l(Slc lower, at 52c. ...... OATS Oats declined In sympathy with the surrounding weakness. Julyopened unchanged to e down, at 46S47e. PROVISIONS The grain weakness and the drop in the hog market weakened pro visions. Trade was dull. July pork opened 10c lower, at $16.55. July lad 2S5c down, at $9.17g9.20. July ribs 57c off. at $8.92.. WHEAT Cash: No. 2 red. 97tf?9Sc; No. 3 red, 95S98e; No. 2 hard. 96e9Sc; No. 3 hard. S596c; No. 1 northern, 1.0l!g! 1.04; No. 2 northern,. 99c$1.02; No. 3 spring. 94c$1.01. CORN No. S, 53&53c. " RYE Cash: 86&87c. . - . BARLEY Cash : 72Slc. Chicago Markets. Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions. Grains Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Office 119 W. Sixth st. Phone 4SS.J t Chicago. May 23. Open High Law Close Yes WHEAT- May .. July .. - Sept .. CORN Mav .. July .. SeDt .. 9S 9S 96 . 97 1 9S 99li 1 01 99 1 00 1 0314 53 . ' 53 55 52 52 54-54 52 52 54 . 1 Olii . 1 OlVi . 1 03 1 03 . 54 54 . 53- 53 . 54 54 .47' .47 . 47-46 47 . 41-40 41 OATS May .. July .. Sept .. FORK . May .. July ... 47 46 39 47' 47 39 47 47 ' 41-41 ' 16 32 16 45 16 52 16 52 16 65 16 70 16 70 16 75 16 52 16 55 16 75 9 05 9 17 9 37 8 92 9 10 Sept ...16 5 LAKU May July .. Sept .'. RIBS July . Sept .. 9 05 9 17 9 37 S 92 9 10 9 05 9-1. 9 30 9 05 9 15 9 30 '8 90 9 05 9 12 9 22 9 35 8 97 9 12 8 90 9 05 National Board of Trade, Kansas City. Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions, Grains. Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Office HO W. Sixth St. Phone 4S6.J . Kansas City, May 23.- Open High WHEAT July ... 93 93 Sept ... 94 94 CORN - May ... 51 ' 51 July ... 49 49 Sept ... 49 49 Law . Close Yes 90 91 93 91 93 95 51" 51 51 4X 48 50 4S 48 50 Kansas City Live Stock. Kansas City, Mo., May 23. CATTLE Receipts today, 13,000 head. Market strong. Native steers. $4.5O(gtS.00; southern ater rs S3 HOlf5 40: southern -COWS. $2.60 4.00: native cows and heifers, $2.50(56.30; stoekers and feeders, $3.505.00; bulls, $3.50 4.60; calves. $3.506.00; western fed steers, $-l,25(S5.R0; western. teA cows, $3.25lf4.75,lr HOGS Receipts today. 17,000 head. M4r-l-et weak tn 5c lower Bulk of sales, J6.2o .37- heavy. $6.20(ff.30; packers. $6.22'S J o.d(V; iignt, o.'-(to.-iv, f.ivu.w. SHEEP Receipts today. 3.000 head. Market steadv. Muttons. $5.506.80; lambs, $6 50S.60; range wethers, $4.757.00; fed ewes, $4.006.60. ... Chicago Live Stock Market. - Chicago, 111., May 23. CATTLE Re ceipts today. 5,500 head. Market steady. Beeves, $4.30'S6.5O; cows, $1.804.90; heif ers. $2.70&6.40; calves. $4506.50; good to prime steers. $5.45gS.50; poor to medium, $4.305.40i stoekers and feeders, $2.90(5.2O. ; HOGS Receipts today. 24.O0O head. Mar ket weak to 5c lower. Light, $6.356.5i; mixed, $6.256.57; heavy, $6.00(ft6.4a; rough- heavy, $6.00i&6.20; pigs, $5.S5(gti.4a; good to choice heavy, $6.45S.55; bulk, $6.3o fe5 50. SHEEP Receipts today, 10.000 head. Market steady. Natives, S4.506.25; west ern. $4.506.25; yearlings. $S.O0.6O; lambs, $6.258.60; western. $6.258.65. . Kansas City 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 mercnants, wun omucs m markets. Kansas Cltr. May 23. CATTLE Receipts today, 3,000 head. Market steady. HOGS Receipts today. 17,000 head. Mar ket steady. Bulk of sales, $6.25-40; top, SHEEP Receipts today, 4,000 Market steady. KILLING STEERS. No. Wt. Price. No. Wt. 39 ...1277 $5.30 2 1000 50 1..1540 5.45 56 1257 head. Price. $4.50 5.45 COWS AND H fcil' tna. 16.. 15.. ' 1.. 10.. 1.. 1.. 120.: 1-. 1.. ..1006 .. 725 ..1O00 .. 794 .. 960 5.00 32 .1017 5.00 2.75 4.55 3.60 4.25 3.75 4.40 4.35 4.85 3.40 3.00 (bo 12 952 8.... 1245 3.75 1 1130 STOCKERS AND FEEDERS. 420 SCO 4.25 I 3 683 4.25 I 32.. CALVES. 760 250 200 5.00 J 79 4.50 f 161 BULLS. 3.85 I 6. 3.95 HOGS. Price! No. ...1210 . . . 860 1130 4.10 No. 72... 86... 92... Wt. 205 .... 175 .... 1S2 Wt. Price. $6.37 6.32 6.30 $6.35 78 I'lO 6.37l 65 234 6.32 5 220 Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas City. May 23. Close WHEAT Receipts today, 37 cars. Market 2'3c lower, witn nuoiaiions as lunula. 91c; Jul v. 92c; Sept., 93c. Cash: No. 2 hard. 9395c: No. 3. 90i94c; No. 2 red, 969Sc: No. 3 red, 90(ft96c. CORN Market &lc lower. May, 51c; July. 4Sc; Sept., 48c. Cash: No. 2 mix ed 52c; No. 3 mixed, 51c; No. 2 . white, 52c: No. 3 white, 52c. OATS Market unchanged. No. 2 white, 48848e; No. 2 mixed, 46!S46c. RYE Market steady, 68(&72c. HAY Market firm. Choice timothy, $15 00016.00; choice prairie. $10.50ail.OO. BUTTER Market steady.Creamery, 22c; packing, 15c. EGGS Market c lower. Fresh, 13c. Chicasra Produce Market. - Chicago. 111., May 23. CHEESE Mar ket easy. Daisies. 1414c: Twins, 11 llc; Young Americas, 14(gl5c. POULTRY' Alive poultry steady. Tur keys, 12c; chickens, 13c. BUTTER Market steady. Creamery, K 23c; dairy. 1521c. - '' ' " EGGS Market easy. At mark, cases included, 14c. New York Produce Market. New York, May 23. BUTTER Market easy. Western imitation creamery firsts, 2121c. . ..-' CHEESE Market steady. New state, full creamery, small, 13c; white best, 12c; large best. 12(12c: small arid large, fair to good,' ll!&13c. . EGGS Market steady. Western firsts, 1601c; off iciat prices. 16-316c. - POULTRY Alive quiet. Springs. 30c; fowls, 15c; turkeys, 14c. Dressed steady. Turkeys, 10&14c; fowls, ll15c. Market Gossip. Furnished by J. E., Gall, Commissions, Grains,- Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 W. Sixth st. Phone 4S6.J - Liverpool opening ' cables: Wheat d higher; corn d higher. Liverpool, 1:30 p. m. : Wheat l2d higher: corn 9id higher. Car lots at K. C. : Wheat, 65; corn, fc; oats, hi. : Estimated car lots at K. C. tomorrow: Wheat, 34; corn, 27. - . . Wall St.. New York. May 23. STOCKS Opening prices of stocks moved down wards from last night's closing level" on a meager volume -of dealings. Canadian Pacific lost 1 points. Brooklyn Rapid Transit 1 points. New . York Central and American Smelting a point and Un ion Pacific and Northern Pacific large fractions. Some- fractional recoveries from the opening decline brought prices to a level where selling was renewed and values of active stocks fell off sharply. The. mtal group, led by Smelting and the Grangers, Reading and the Harriman ' and ' Hill stocks were the weakest features. Aver age losses approximated a point for mow of the favoritf. stocks. Chicago Great Western preferred gave way 3 points, Ca nadian Pacific 2 points. Smelting 2 points. Northwestern 1 points. Northern Pacific 1 points. New York Central 1 points. Southern Pacific and Atchison -1 points and United States Steel point.'. Prices slowly recovered on small deal ings when the selling pressure became lighter. The buying in turn diminished all the higher level and the tone became heavy again. Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg sold at an advance of 3 points, Pullman 2 points and American 1 aoint. Bonds were easy. Losses that were Incurred durim the iiiuiiuuK ueciines were resiurpu ana .. considerable margin added through the buying that began after midday. Rending-. Union Pacific and Smelting were the most in request and also the best gainers, but the movements in some other stocks were also Important. United States Rub ber and the preferred advanced 1 points and Union Pacific, Reading. Northern Pacific, Smelting. International Paper and United States Rubber 1 to 1 points. Pennsylvania was pushed up to 120 before the mirket began to fall back, owing to the dearth of buying orders. The trading was semi-stagnant. Range of Prices on Stocks. Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions, ; Grains, Provisions,. Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 W. Sixth st. Phone 4S6. New York, Op'n High L'w 121 122 121 . 90 904 90 ' 88 89 88 53 64 53 33 34 33 98 98 97 88. 89 88 93 93 93 10 10 10 127 128 127 19 19 19 .23 23 23 . 74 75 74 , 117 118 U 111 111 109 136 127 135 35 35 35 9:, 95 95 11314 113 113 119 120 119 :.171,172:M1, -:-30 --. ASH 30 . May 23. Cl'se Yes 122 121 90 88 S9 63 54 33 34 Stocks . Sugar People's Gas Amal. Copper .. B. R. T U. S'. Steel, Com. 17. 'S. Steel, pfd. Atchison, com... Atchison, pfd. ... C. G; W St. Paul ,. R. I..- com. .. Wabash, pfd. ... Mo: Pacific Am. Smelting ... N. Y. Central ... Texas Pacific ... C. & O B. & O. L. & N Pennsylvania ... C&nada Pacific . C. .F. I 97 SS 93 10 9S SS 10 127'., 128i 19 23 22 13 74i 116 118 109 112 135 13li Aa 30s 95 -95 113 113 119 120 171.-172 30 . - New York Money Market.'- New York. May 23. MONEY Money on call easy, 2fi3, ruling rate, closing bid and offered at 2 per cent. Time loans dull and steady. Sixty days. 3-.r4 per cent; 90 days, 4 per cent; 6 months, 4 per Cent.' CLOSE: Prime mercantile paper, 5 per cent; sterling exchange easy, with actual business in bankers' bills at $4.865304.861 for demand and at $4.S355fc 4.8360 for 60 day bills; posted rates. $4.84 and $4.87; com mercial bills. $4.S3;4.83V-. SILVER Bar silver, 67c; Mexican dol lars. 51c. . BONDS Government bonds irregular. ' Sugar and Coffee Market. New York, May 23. SUGAR Raw su gar steady. Fair rening. $3.37: centrifu gal, 96 test. $3.92; molasses sugar, $3.12. Refined sugar steady. Crushed, $5.70; powdered. $5.10; granulated. $5.00. COFFEE Market quiet. No. 7 Rio, 6c; No. 4 Santos, 7c. ; Cotton Market. Galveston, Tex.. May 23. COTTON Market steady, 12c. New York. May 23. COTTON Sales to day. 1.700 bales. Spot cotton closed steady and 10 points higher. Middling uplands, $12.35; middling gulf. $12.60. ..... 4 Topeka Market. Furnished by Charles Wolff Packing Co Yards close at noon Saturday. HOGSTPeka' May MIXED AND BUTCHERS' $5.9T55'9; HEAVY ..... 5.90595 LIGHT i S.96MS 03 Stags $1.00ai.o0 less than hogs, accord ing tu. quality. EGGS AND POULTRY Furnished by Topeka- Packing" Co " in. 116 West Laurent street 1 POULTRY Broilers. 2 lbs., iSc: hen. 9c; course young roosters, 5c; srrin chickens, 10c; old roosters, 4c; live tur keys, 12c; ducks, 9c; geese, 7c. EGGS Fresh country, lie. BUTTERFresh country, 16(S'"c ' - ,' CATTLE. BUTCHER STEERS $4.00 5 CM COWS. GOOD COWS. FAIR 2.50 g COWS. COMMON 'g Sg HEIFERS. GOOD V 4W !i HEIFERS. FAIR 3.00 S40S gBii: fcrr :::: X'RUITS ANi" VEGETABLES Furnished by 8. E. Lux, 210 Kan 'Avi CALIFORNIA ORANGES Per box r 7i 4 SO GRAPE FRUITS Per box, $4 25. . LEMONS Leffingwell, per box t S ?Ss C.50. BANANAS Medium sized ' bunr-h.. ' S2.00: lame bunches. $;.2oi2 .so - "" TOMAT.OB.S-1'aney. per 6-basket crate $3.25'S3.d0; choice, per 6-basket crate txS.OOl ' " PINEAPPLES-24. 30 and 36 sze rate, $1.00: 42 size, per crate, $3 50 P CRYSTAL WAX ONIONS Jiifi'- 1 ft 5 vrmev "FRESH VEGETABLES Rarttoh bunch. 15c: beets, per doz.. iCi tiirn'n. per doz.. 50c; spinach, per bu.. 75c; lettui-2' pieplant, per lb., 3c: asparagus, per ahV bunches. 4oc; cucumbers, per dos Ma;?:: sweet potatoes, per bu., S5ciS$l'75. pfK' bage. per crato, $8 503 75. cab- STR A WHERRIES Market unsettVrt Saturday, per 24-quart crate. $3 50 d' PLANTS Cabbage, per lot, 30c: 'tnn. toes, ptr 100, 3oc; sweet potatoes, per'xT ""ra.L CREAM CHEESR-B-.. -.' 14c lb.; N. Y. State white. 16c- nir,, Swiss. 18; Brick. 18c; Llmburger Daisy. 20 lb. bulks, 16c; Dairy Twin . ' box. 16c: Wisconsin white, l: iwln - to WAX BEANS I am receiving the. in large quantities. Stock Is first "la-! tl-1-3 bu. box. 85c: per diamond basket t GREEN BEANS Per box. 75c: vlr di mond basket. 65c. . ' per PEAS Per 1-3 bu. box, $125 OLD POTATOES Minnesota Burhav. ackbeUdSh$1,25"aCke,1 Colorado bu'l NEW POTATOES Single sack rr K,. $1.25; 10-sack lots, per bu.. $1 .20. P r bu- Topeka Hide Market ' Prices paid in Topeka this week, base on Boston quotations J Dae. GREEN SALT CURED0"3' . no. 1 horse v r r'mii NO. 1 TALLOW . ...... ....... ... '"m3