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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL-WEDNESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 18,1908.
NO GLUE IS FOUND! Mail Poach Kobbery Mystery Grows Deeper. Police Grasping at Straws in Their Investigations-. SAW MAN RUNNING. Depot Watch man Followed But Lost Sight of Him. Only an Expert Conld Hare Pickpd Out R giit Sack There is still no clew of the identity of the mail pouch thief who made way with a sack of registered mail at the Rock Island depot in this city early Sunday morning or the whereabouts of the missing sack and ita contents. The- officials, however, confidently ex pect to yet unravel the mystery. A report that some of the letters from the missing sack had been found opened in the railway yards is news to the Rock Island detective force. "Only a very clever crook could have made the haul." said a Rock Is land official in speaking of the affair this morning. "He must have had In side information about this particular eack of registered mail. Besides the fact that it was placed inside of an ordinary letter mail pouch, not even the employes at the Rock Island de pot knew that this registered mail sack was now routed over the Rock Island to TOpeka. It had always been Bent by the Santa Fe up to the time of the change in the latter's time card about a month ago. "There is little doubt that some lo cal crook Is connected with this theft. It wa a bold and clever piece of work. There were two officers on the depot platform Sunday morning when the 1 o'clock train pulled in, a city policeman and a railroad officer. The mail sacks are thrown on a truck in stead of the depot platform, as was published. One of the depot employes usually help Battles, the one-legged mail carrier, push the truck up to hi wagon and load up the mail. "On Sunday morning this man Bat ties was asleep in one of the switch ehanties on Jackson street, and not the depot waiting room as was first stated. He did not come out of tne ehanty until after the train had pulled out. He had his wagon backed up at the west end of the depot platform on Jackson street, about 30 feet from the doors of the mail car at the point where the mail is dumped on to the truck. "When the train pulls out the Rock Island officer on duty at the depot nights usually runs west in the yard to see that no bums climb aboard the moving tran. On the Sunday morning of the robbery the officer left the plat form and went west before the trai pulled out. This would have given the thief his opportunity. When the officer was coming back toward the depot ' Sunday morning he saw a man dodge across the tracks and run behind some shacks. The officer gave chase, but careful search of the yards and behind these shanties revealed no one. This man could have easily been the mail sack robber." While the responsibility for the loss of the registered mail pouch does not rest on the railroad, yet the latter's of ficials are leaving nothing -undone to catch the thief and are co-operating in every way possible with the postal au thorities. As yet there have been no complaints made at the local office of loss from the stolen sack. These complaints would likely be made first to the Kansas City office from where thi sack was sent. The government is liable for loss of each piece of registered mail up to the sum of $25. Over this amount the postal authorities decline responsibility. That the mail sack thief was a local man and that he had kept close watch on the manner of transporting the mail from the car to the mail wagon for many nights there is no doubt. He also must have been thoroughly famil iar with the railroad yards and had eome place In Topeka where he could go under cover. That he was an ex pert mail sack thief goes without say ing when he could so quickly pick out the registered mail pouch concealed as It was in an ordinary mail sack. AM) HE AVEPT COPIOUSLY. 'Job Trotter" Doesn't Want His Wife to Get a Divorce. "Job Trotter," the Pickwickian character who "wept copiously, was a guest of the clerk or the district court Tuesday afternoon. He gave an alias, however, and will be known not as the friend of the late Samuel Weller. but as Can Gray. Mr. Gray was greatly alarmed over the prospect that his wife, (the only wire he owned.) was about to get a divorce. He discovered, by way of his father-in-law, William Battershill, of To peka, that his guess was correct, and came to the courthouse to see about It. He wept copiously, and then, ac cording to the complaint made by said father-in-law, returned to his wife's temporary residence and made some threats. The parent-ln-law caused his arrest, and he will have a hearing later on a charge of disturb ing the peace.- His display of tears would Indicate that, although his wife was living in Topeka with her par ents, and he was living in Hot Springs, Ark., he was still imbued with the idea that she was the only woman in the world. Change in Philippines Commander. Washington, Nov. 18. Major General W. P. Duvall has been selected to suc ceed Major General John F. Weston, in command of the troops in the Phil- H I '! ! I ! Palate Pleasing Coffee We have a number of differ ent coffee blends a coffee for every taste a price for every purse. Blend No. 7-9-11. per lb... 20c Blend No. 4, per lb 30c Blend No. 3, per lb S5c or 3 lbs. for $1.00 Blend No. 10, per lb 40c CHAS. McCLINTOCK TEA COFFEE CHINA 815 Kansas Ave. ippines. General Duvall is assistant J chief of staff and in that position pro bably will be succeeded by General Thomas H. Barry, now in command of the American armv in Cuba. General Weston will leave the Philippines for nome .December 15, and will turn over tne command to General Tasker H. Bliss, pending General Duvall's ar rival. KANSAS GETS $350,000. Oat of Total of Over 41 Millions De mauded for Rivers and Harbors. Washington, Nov. 18. In his first an nual report General W. L. Marshall chief of engineers, U. S. A., makes a strong appeal for an increase in the corps of engineers. The present au thorlzed engineer corps, he states, con sists of 189 officers. He recommends an increase of 132 officers, 60 to be em ployed on military and civil works of construction, 57 to be employed in three additional battalions and 15 for regi mental organization. General Marshall says that while the number of officers is decreasing the reverse 'is true of the work. River and harbor improvements are now going on under appropriations of a size previous ly unknown, fortification construction has been extended to island possessions and a large share of the Panama canal. The chief of engineers submits esti mates of appropriations for the fiscal year 1909-1910 for fortifications aggre gating: t7.732.233. Included in this amount are the fol lowing: Sea coast batteries, Honolulu and Pearl harbor, $449,000; Manila. $2,- 8fl9,0OO: installation of electric plants, Honolulu and Pearl harbor, $14,469; Philippine islands. IS1.600: searchlights, Pearl harbor and Honolulu, $11,280; Philippine islands. $81,600; electrical in stallation at sea coast fortifications. $9S4,253. - For river and harbor work the fol lowing estimates are submitted for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1910: Under continuing contracts, $20,479, 057; rivers and harbors general includ ing examinations, surveys and con tingencies, $21,464,141: under California debris commission. $15,000. Among improvements of rivers and harbors for which an estimate is made for the next fiscal year is the follow ing: Texas Galveston harbor, $270,000 Galveston channel. $200,000; Galveston ship channel and Buffalo bayou, $480,- 000: West Galveston bay channel, jiuu, 000: inland waterway coast of Texas, $155,000: Aransas Pass, $290,000: Sabine Pass $210,000: Trinity river, li.2o.uuu. Kansas Elwood, $350,000. California San Pedro bay. $100,000; San Luis Obispo harbor, $100,000; Oak land $521,000. Orgeon and Washington Columbia river, $1,164,000: canal at Cascades, Co lumbia river. $100,500: Columbia and Ijro-cr Willamette. $200,000: mouth of Columbia, $450,000. Washington Grays harbor, $100,000; Puget sound, $130,000. Hawaii Honolulu harbor, $500,000; harbor at Hilo, $600,000. Porto Rico San Juan, $380,000. A KANSAS AIRSHIP. Will Make a Trial night Today Girard. at Girard, Kan., Nov. 18. A Karrsan has an aeroplane that he believes will fly. The inventer Is Henry Laurens' Call, and his air craft will be given a trial sometime today if favorable conditions prevail. Mr. Call has studied aerial navigation several years and he has worked many months upon his airship. The ship is designed in the Shane of a flying bird and two 40 horse power gasoline en gines furnish the motor power. Teams and graders have been at work on a course for the trial which is to be made by running the machine forward in an effort to get a grip on the air. Mr. Call is confident that his machine will make good. 'Since I began work on my ship, he said, "I have seen the aeroplane of the Wright brothers, Curtis and others. I believe mine is superior and I am sure it will fly." Mr. Call is a well known attorney and has practiced in Topeka and Boston He was associated for a time with a son of the late John J. Ingalls. PAROLED FROM PRISON Two Prisoners From Shawnee County in the List. Governor Hoch today signed the paroles from the penitentiary of two Shawnee county prisoners: Burley Hines, who has served 8 years and 8 months for burglary, and Elmer Mun den, who has served five years and two months for manslaughter. The following is a list of the paroles approved by the parole board and signed by Governor Hoch; J. r. Brock, larceny from a dwelling in Chautauqua county. Sentenced from one to seven years. Served eleven months. Burley Hines. bursrlarv. Sentenced from Shawnee county for burglary in the first degree for from ten to twenty-one years. Served eight years and eight months. Thomas Kelly No. 1. Sentenced from Saline county for grand larceny for from one to five years. Served eleven months. Henry Luck, sentenced from Ells worth county for receiving stolen property for from two to fourteen ears. Served one year and ten months. Frank Miller, sentenced from Craw ford county for grand larceny for from one to five years. Served one year. Elmer Munden, sentenced from Shawnee county for manslaughter in the first degree for from five to 21 years, served five years and two months. William E. Simmonds, sentenced from Brown county for assault to com mit manslaughter for from one to five ears. Served one year. Jim Smith, sentenced from Jefferson county for robbery in the first degree tor ten years. Served six years. Thad Smith, sentenced from Smith county for forgery in the second de gree for from one to ten years. Served eleven months. ' New Trial for KauiTinan Woman. Pierre. S. D., Nov. 18. The suoreme court today granted a new trial for Mrs. Kmma Kauffman. wife of the Sioux Falls brewer, who was found guilty in the circuit court of man slaughter on a charge of causing the death of a servant through beating. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Fred Ringer, aged 50 years, died at the home of Mr. Reed at Watson Tues day. The funeral service will take place at 10 a, m. Thursday morning from the house and the remains burled in the Watson cemetery. JOHN DJESTIFIES Head of Standard Oil Company cn Witness Stand. Snbpoenaed by Goyernment in Suit Against the Concern. BEGINS AT THE FIRST And Tells Story of the Growth Of the Octopus. It Showed Signs of Tlgor Even in Its Infancy. New York, Nov. 18. John D. Rocke rener, president of the Standard Oil company made his appearance as witness for the defense In the federal suit to dissolve the so-called oil trust to day. Ex-Judge Franklin Forriss, mas ter or the proceedings, had ordered that no spectators be permitted to en ter the chamber and policemen posted at the door turned back an insistent throng that -besieged the room where the testimony was being taken. Mr. Rockefeller had left the offices of the Standard Oil company shortly before 2 p. m. He was accompanied to the custom house, where the hearing i using neia, oy jonn u. Milburn and -viortiz Rosenthal, of counsel for the Standard Oil company. On his wav Mr. Rockefeller was photographed by several newspaper photographers. He made no objection. Mr. Rockefeller had scarcely entered me court room when his counsel mo tioned him to take the witness chair. The president of the Standard Oil com pany gave his testimony In a rea resonant voice, which could be heard all over the room. 'Mr. Rockefeller, what is your full name?" asked Mr. Miller. "John D. Rockefeller." "Where do you live?" "My legal residence is In this city, at 4 west Fifty-fourth street. When was your first connection in the oil business?" "About 1860 or 1862, not earlier than 1860, nor later than 1862. I was quite a young man, much younger than I am now." In reply to the question as to who were associated with him in the oil business in the beginning he gave the names of Morris James and Richard Clark and Samuel Andrews. "A co-partnership was formed," said Mr. Rockefeller, "known as Andrews Clark & Co., which operated at Cleve land. O." Mr. Rockefeller said that the re finery was a small one and his co partnership with Andrews, Clark & Co., continued 'until 1865. when it was dissolved. "I bought the business and the property and I organized the firm of Kockfeller & Andrews, he said. ' 'Did you continue in the refinery business?" 'Yes." 'Did your business Increase?" Business Grew. "Yes," said Mr.. Rockefeller.- .."It increased steadily." - - "What developments or change In the company took place later? Well, In 1868 there was a change The firm was Rockefeller & Co. The Rockefeller" was William, my brother and the "company" was Rockefeller & Andrews." Mr. Rockefeller said the refinery of this company was in Cleveland and that afterwards another company un der the name of W illiam Rocke feller & Co., was organized in New York. The same firm members that omposed the Cleveland company made up the New York company. Asked what had been the course of the oil business up to the time of the organization of the Standard Oil com pany of Ohio, Mr. Rockefeller re plied: "We had a steady growth and in crease from the organization of the first firm In 1860 or 1862 until that time." Mr. Rockefeller said that every member of the firm devoted his en tire time and attention to promoting the company's growth and that none of them had any other business. Mr. Rockefeller said the company did a refining and warehouse busi ness and that his brother, William Rockefeller took up his residence in New York to develop the business here and to save expenses. "When did the next change take place?" "In 1867 all the properties of Rockefeller & Andrews. William Rockefeller & Co., and Rockefeller & Co., were taken over under the firm name of Rockefeller, Andrews & Flagler." GIVEN $25,000 A YEAR. Mrs. Hownrd Gotdd Is Granted Ali mony by the Court. New York, Nov. 18. Mrs. Howard Gould was allowed $2 5,000 a year ali mony by Justice Bischoff in the su preme court today. This alimony is allowed pending the decision of Mrs. Gould's suit for divorce. Ralston for City Attorney. W. C. Ralston, candidate for city at torney, was appointed assistant city attorney in April, 1901, and has contin ued in that position ever since. During his term of service as assistant he has performed every kind of work connect ed with the city attorney's office. He is familiar with the city ordinances, with municipal law, with the city's pending litigation and with the legal business of the city in general. His ex perience makes him well qualified for the office of city attorney. Thursday evening, Nov. 19, the Wood men of the World and Woodmen circle will give a box social and dance at their hall, Sixth and Quincy streets. (K. P. hall) to which all members, their fami lies and friends are invited. MASONIC JEWELRY We have the finest and largest selection of Masonic Emblems In the city. Charms, Rings, Buttons. At prices you can't resist if In need of such goods. W. J. LEWIS & CO. Jswelereand Opticians :: 809 Kansas An. MAY BEJHE LAST Aggie Game Likely to Be. Final One in Topeka. Thanksgiving Contest Likely to Go to Oklahoma. FARMERS HAVE SHOW. Never Yet Scored a Tictory Ov. er Blue. Their Team 19 Recocn'zed as a Strong One. If the authorities of Oklahoma university are successful in their ef forts to transfer the Washburn-Oklahoma Thanksgiving game to Okla homa City, the football battle between the Aggies and Wasnburn next Saturday will be the last game of the season in Topeka, This will be a great contest as both teams will put their best into the game. Oustlund, one of the Giant Aggie Guards. With the Aggie's it Is the chance of lifetime to humble thfr Washburn team, the most dreaded enemy of the Aggies. For years these two teams have played, but never in the history of the two schools has the Manhattan team been able to win, although sev eral times the score was decidedly close. . The Aggies have the best op portunity to win that they have ever had, and probably a better chance than they will have again for years. It is a little different spirit that pervades the Washburn camp. The Blue has been humbled by St. Marys and Fairmount, two of the smaller schools of the state. For the past five years, Washburn has been rec ognized as a member of a higher class of football teams, but the defeats this season, would tend to put Washburn back. The Blue will make a deter mined effort to maintain her position among tne Missouri valley teams, and will succeed in doing so, if they can del eat tne Aggies. That the crowd will be the larsrest or the season goes without saying, Despite Washburn's reverses. her rooters will stand by and will be out in force to help cheer the Blue to vie tory. Not since the Drake game has the Washburn team been seen in ac ion on the home grounds and the fact that this may be the last game, will help swell the crowds. In addition the Aggies will come down eight hun dred to a thousand strong in two special trains, one over the Rock Island and another over the Union Pacific. A band will be brought along to swell the volume of rooting for the Aggies. A little dope on the players of the two teams Is Interesting and the fol lowing statistics were furnished the State Journal by the coaches of the respective teams: THE AGGIES. Playpr and position. Weisrht. played. Larzelere, left end 170 1 Gingery, left tackle 165 2 Sens, left guard 190 2 Zoller. center.. 164 2 Ostlund, righ guard ISO 4 Root, rieht tackle 1S5 1 I Hunter (Caot.) right end 150 2 3c.ie3. uuHner Croyle, left half 173 2 Christian, right half 155 2 Randalls fullback 173 2 Total weie-ht of team 1.S52 Average weight of team 16S.3 Total weight of line 1,204 Average weight af line 172 Total weight of backs 648 Average weight of backs 162 WASHBURN. Years Player and position. Weight. Played. Larimer, left end 147 2 Brethour. left tackle 164 3 Temoleton. left guard 195 1 McKnlght. center..-. 1S5 1 Reazln. right guard 164 1 Codding, right tackle 171 1 Robb (captain) right end 158 S Hope, uuarter 152 4 Smiley, left half '.146 3 McVey. right half 156 1 Whitney, fullback 148 1 . Total weight of team 1,753 Average weight of team 159.9 Total weight of line 1,157 Average weight of line 165.2 Total weight of backs 602 Average weight of backs 150.5 .Joe Grinan. Is Hurt. Savannah, Ga., Nov. 18. Joe Gri nan, while practicing for the small car automobile race this afternoon, burst the tire of his machine and was per haps fatally injured. He was taken to the Savannah hospital, where it was said he has sustained a broken hip and ribs and internal injuries. m Portland, Oregon. Every night at 7:35 a Pullman tour ist sleeping car leaves Topeka via the Union Pacifis R. R. which goes through to Portland, Oregon, without change. There is no better way to reach- all of the great Pacific northwest. r S W . Ik." .J St m mm VED Y esterday Entirely New Midwinter Overcoat Effects . from Hart, Schaffner & Marx Acting on our standing order to keep up supplied with every new number rjrodueed by their tailors. Hart Schaf- finer & Marx have just shipped us these brand new over coats which we have added to our $25 varieties. They came late yesterday. We bespeak the special attention of men who have hitherto paid from $50 to $75 for custom-made coats. We want them to note these new gar ments WHICH CONTAIN STYLE POINTS AND PATTERNS NOT YET SHOWN BY ANY CUSTOM TAILOR IN AMERICA! This picture shows one of the models and you may have it in stripes, plaids or plain or black. Jo other Hart Schaifner & Marx dealer in America will sell them for less than $30. Our price will be WE Feature, This Season genuine XXX English Car TT & Melton black overcoats, all silk lined, CO tailor3 ask 8103 our price pJJ IMPORTED Elysian Cloth Overcoats, hand QCt edges silk lined tailors ask J60 our price pJJ IMPORTED English Worsted Overcoats strictly bench 4 tailored, their equal cannot be found $40 in America at.... v WILL RUSH THE WORK. Promoters of Topeka-Soutliwestern Meet and Talk of Selling Bonds. F. J. Curnlck of New York city, who Is treasurer of the Topeka & Southwest ern Construction company, and also financial representative of Lamprecht Bros., the firm which is sponsor for the construction of the road, met with the directors of the road at the office of W. H. Davis, one of the directors. The meeting was called for the purpose of discussing with Mr. Curnick the matter of selling bonds. It was planned to commence an ac tive campaign of work among the towns along the line which will be benefited by the road. Literature will be prepared and distributed in the dif ferent towns. This literature will con tain among other things a financial statement showing that the road Is in good condition. And other data will be included. to show. that the road's bonds will make a- good Investment. . Later agents of the road will , visit these towns. The collateral securities which the r'oa(j now wishes to dispose of amount to $100,000, but of this amount $40,000 worth has already been sold. It was also decided to move the con struction work as fast as possible while the weather is favorable. W. L. Taylor was appointed to take charge of the selling of securities. In talking about the present outlook Mr. Taylor, among other things, said: "The railway company will comply with their part of the agreement now that the work is going on and the ear ly completion of the line is assured, the railway company will be able to make good their pledges. "All the people need is confidence and they will come up to their pledges. They should surely have confidence now as there is nothing that can prevent us from going ahead with our end of the contract and as far as the construction company and Lamprecht s are con cerned, well there has never been a time that they were not right up to the letter of their agreement, then when Mr. Merriam returned from New York with a modification to our con tract, which by the way, was in our favor but required us to do so and so by a certain time and when we had done our part they would start the work at once, and they did and now there is about three miles of the grade almost ready for the steel." "Everybody seems to be for the pro position, the city council has done ev erything it could by approving our grades in the city. The City Railway company has given us a crossing con tract so we may cross their Quinton Heights line at Twenty-first and Clay, In fact everyDoay is puiuns me niu way and that means success. BACK AT HOT SPRINGS! Taft Says He Is Not Certain About Going to Cuba. Hot Springs. Va., Nov. 18. President-Elect Taft reached here this forenoon and was met by Mrs. Taft. Mr. Taft today said that while he would like much to go to Cuba this winter to witness the relinquishment of American rule and the inaugura tion of the new Cuban government, he was not at all certain of his ability to do so. Bradley Jury Reunion. Washington, Nov. 18. The jury which one year ago held the fate of Mrs. Annie Bradley, slayer of Senator Arthur Brown of Utah, in its hands, met last night 'at a banquet held in this city. The following telegram was sent to Mrs. Bradley, who at present is engaged in newspaper work in Salt Lake City: "The- jury which acquitted you a year ago, sends congratulations and wishes you success in your under takings." The dinner was given In honor of Daniel A. Newman, a mem ber of the jury, who leaves today for the Isle of Pines to make his home. For Holding Up Chinese. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 18. Harry ft. Reardon. alias Arthur Spencer, con victed here yesterday of impersonat ing a government interpreter, was to day sentenced to serve 18 months in the federal priTOn at Fort Leaven worth, Kan. Reardon, who speaks the Chinese language, is said to have ob tained money from Chinamen under threats to have them deported. He has served terms for similar offenses in San . Quenttn. Cal.; Folsom. Cal.; McNeal Islands.. Washington, and in the east. shades of brown, gray, green CLUE FROM KIRO. Tramp's Talk Leads to Suspicion of Malt Pouch Robbery. A circumstance which may have some bearing on the mail sack rob bery of Monday morning, has been re ported to Sheriff Wilkerson from Kiro, a flag station on the Union Pa cific, a few miles west of Topeka. Sunday afternoon four tramps were lounging about Kiro, claiming that they were waiting to catch a train for the west. One of them was the tramp recently arrested by the police, and turned loose before they received a telegram notifying them to hold him for the sheriff of an adjoining county. He was bragging to some of the na tives around Kiro that he had out witted the Topeka police, who in their search, had failed to discover his "roll," a wad of bills which he exhib ited freely. It is possible that this gang was free in their talk at Kiro late Sunday evening for the real pur pose of establishing an " alibi to be used in a swift raid Into Topeka and the theft of the missing registered mail sack. TRUTH IS LET OUT. Miss Klkins Would Not Marry Duke TTnless Title Went With Him. Rome, Nov. 18. The Italian press is dally growing more resentful against the newspapers of America for their comment on the affairs of the Duke of vthe Abruzzi and Miss Katherine Elkins, daughter of Sen ator Elkins of West "Virginia. The latest Italian contribution appears in "Italy abroad." It is written by Signer Mantegazza, a staunch mon archist who is supposed to be the mouth piece of the court and says in part: "The Duke of the Abruzzi already would have married Miss Elkins without giving her the rank of royal highness if she had been satisfied simply to become his wife. This, however, she refused, noting that a girl In her position in Europe would have not objected. Americans are convinced thattheir dollars can buy even relationship with one of the old est reigning houses of Europe." BOOM FOR YELLOW PINK. Southern Mills Have Orders Booked to Last Till Holidays. Tifton, Ga., Nov. 18. Signs of a re turning boom in the yellow pine lumber business were reported by representa tives of twenty-six yellow pine manu facturers belonging to the Georgia Florida Sawmill association at a meet ing here. Their reports showed tlu mills to be booked to run until the holi days with a disposition to refuse new business under the expectation of re ceiving better prices by waiting until the first of the year before booking more orders. Speakers at the meeting declared that a reduction in the tariff on lum ber would close down every mill in the yellow pine belt, and a committee was appointed to appear before the ways and means committee at Washington to oppose such reduction. New City Hall for Salina. Salina, Kan., Nov. 18. Following the suggestions of the Commercial club made yesterday afternoon, which were reported by a committee from the city council last evening. It was recommended to the council that im mediate steps be taken for the con struction of a new city hall, costing $40,000: that a paid fire department be established; that bonds be voted for the purchase of the water system and the electric light plant, and that a proposition be submitted to the people to change the present form of govern ment to a commission form at the earliest possible moment. The coun cil received the recommendations and will take action at the next meeting. New York Money Market. New York. Nov. 18. MONEY Money on call easy. 1H22 per cent: ruling rate 13i. closing bid 14, offered at li. Time loans setter witn less demand and more conces sions: 60 days ZZiZVt per cent; 90 days ZWS, ZfVt per cent; six months Z per o-nt. Close: Prime mercantile paper 4fi44 per cent. Sterling exchange steady with act ual business in bankers' bills at $4.S3.S5'?J 4.S3.95 for 60 day bills and at $4.86 05 for de mand. Commercial bills. $4.83e4.83. SILVER Bar silver, 60c; Mexican dol lars. 45c. BONDS Government bonds. steady: railroad bonds, irregular. i.7 1 - 'if sX ' fi i ... txxXv I have found California to be an ideal winter resort. Thousands oi other persona have made the tame discovery. Ideal for r' e who wish to be secure against winter's ciiiJhng blasts, its snows, its discomforts. There flowers bloom, birds "ling and fruits ripen at a season when here the re verse is true. For persona desiring to play golf, fisht swim, go boating, automobiling, or in. 'dulge in' other outdoor sport, during the ''winter, tor gain or retain health, Califor nia's the place. I've traveled over the Santa Fe and know -a great deal about ft. 1 always re com. mend it to my friends who want the best. That shows my confidence in Santa Fe I know California and the Grand Can yon of Arixona like , book, .nd am com petent to give full information about the trip thither, and what to do after reaching there. If you have any friends planning a trip to California, send me their names and addresses, and I 11 send you fm copies of profusely illustrated books alMMit Califor. ' nia and the Grand Canyon of Arizona. T. L King. City Passenger Agent. Topeka, Kan. 1 . LOCAL MENTION. Telescope. Fan Tails, Cornets and Gold Fish at Rosser Bros, 803 Kansas avenue. Street Commissioner Snyder' found the running gear of a lumber wagon in the alley "between Lincoln and Buchanan and Seventeenth and Eigh teenth streets the morning after Hal loween, but has been unable to find the owner of the vehicle. He has re moved the wagon to the city yard at the foot of Kansas avenue east of the Melan bridge. Just received 2,000 Gold Fish, Aq uarlump. Castles and Sea Moss at Rosser Bros. Dr. S. Tern pie. Osteopath. 735 Kansas ave. Ind. 1642. Res. 5174. Bell 1885. The chiefs of police In some of the larger eastern cities, where burglaries are causing such widespread alarm, are cautioning the residents of suburban districts to install tele phones. The Independent Telephone company of this city, suggests that such a plan might be a safeguard In Topeka. A clean, long, sweet, satisfying smoke is found in Eagle's Rose Tint five cent cigar. They're made right, of never varying quality of good to bacco. Get a box of them. Mr. Asa M. Egbert of Kansas City Is here today In the Interests of The Western Straw Products company of Hutchinson. Will Ask for Warships. St. Johns. N. F.. Nov. 18. Advices from St. Pierre todsy state that the crowds continue to gather in the streets end about the government house In spite of the police interfer ence. The colonial officials, the dis patches state, have decided to ask the home government to send to St. Pierre French warships which are und stood to be now at New York, to assist In keeping order. 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