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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOTJBflAITUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 1, 1908. We Regular Watch Us Grow, THI FOR PARGELS POST. Strong Apieal From Fourth Assistant Postmaster General. Washington, Dee. 1. Touching the Heart or the agricultural communities In every state of the union, the annual report of Fourth Assistant Postmaster General P. V. De Graw announces in creased usefulness of the rural free de livery service and the unprecedente 1 bringing of the work of the bureau up to date and recommends rural delivery of packages of eleven pounds maximum at a special postage and the uniforming of rural carriers. The package provision suggested requires congressional legis lation and is designed to be effective between t distributing postofflce and the patrons of any rural route emanat ing from such, postofflce. . Such a service, according to the re port, would benefit alike the rural de livery patrons and local merchants without injury or competing with any other service. "It can be given." adds Mr. De Graw. "with the facilities now employed and would materially in crease the revenues of the department. A special reduced rate of postage for merchandise carried only by rural car riers would unquestionably be of ma terial value to the retail merchants on rural routes and at rural delivery dis tributing centers as well as enhance the Influence of the rural service in making life in the country more at tractive." Rural carriers at present are not per mitted to carry for hire any matter or package that is mailable, but congress increased the salaries of the carriers. The demand for a package service by them, fostered In the first years of free delivery, still exists. It should be met, according to Mr. De Graw, not in the old way, which permited the use of the government's agency for private gain, but by the establishment of a system for the carriage of merchandise by rural carriers at such rates as will be a fair compensation for the service per formed, the revenues to be credited to r a 11 Men'sUlsters High Collar $18, $15 Sizes From 33 to 38 Men's Heavy Winter Suits, some made by H. S. & M. Stein, Block., Benjamins, Bell System, Sterl ing Brand Suits worth up to $18.50. Overcoats or Suits Your Choice First choice means much. Men be early. ij 622 KANSAS AVJL J Wonder How many times the "ad writi is" of Topeka need be told by their guests and the reading public that "there should be a law against special sales" before they "take a tumble" and quit taking regular $15 suits and overcoats and advertising every day in the week as "$22.50 and $25 grades special tomorrow for $15." $1 Shirts When marked up to $1.50 and $2.00 and then reduced in the great special sale to $1.15 special will continue to attract people- because there are shoppers who will not buy unless the article shvws a mark down in price. Such customers do not enjoy shopping at our store be cause we sell$l shirts for a dollar; $3.50 hats for $3.50; $5.00 school suits for $5.00 and men's $25 suits for $25. Watch Our Business Methods Win. the postal receipts. Patrons and mer chants, he adds, desire to have small packages delivered by rural carriers, but will not pay the present fourth class rate which is prohibitive as ap plied to this class of service. The rural carriers In the service, of which Mr. De Graw Is the head, daily pass 3,600.000 homes, and he recom mends once more the adoption of a uni form suitable to the conditions under which they must work as undoubtedly adding to the dignity and efficiency of the rural service. Their high standard of efficiency is attested by the fact that only 165 carriers out of a total number of 69.143 were dismissed for cause dur ing the past year. Rural delivery is now in operation on 945,087 miles of road, over which car riers are required to travel daily. Of these roads 35.000 miles are macadam, the remainder being earth, sand or gravel. Since the service was first established $70,632,162 has been expend ed on roads traveled by rural carriers. Road officials and patrons are notified whenever repairs are necessary on rural routes. More work has been done on such public highways and more ex penditures made in their improvement during the past year than in any previ ous year in the history of rural deliv ery and the official reports received clearly indicate that interest In road improvement is being generally mani fested throughout the country. The estimate of appropriations neces sary for this service for the next fiscal year, as submitted by Assistant Post master General De Graw. is $36,246,000. an increase of $673,000 over the current appropriation. The report recommends legislation by congress which will permit the adoption of an improved method of disposing ol undeliverable articles of mail by sale, so as to eliminate as far as practicable the objectionable lottery features in volved in carrying out the existing law on the subject. In the dead letter office during the year there were received 13 145,172 pieces of mall, and there were returned to senders 7,202,684 letters and parcels, or almost two million more than in the previous year. On the last day of the fiscal year every piece of mail matter received had been opened and treated, an unprecedented condi tion in the work of the division. The report recommends increasing the number of positions in the higher grades of clerkships, with correspond ing decrease in lower graaes. UNITED STATES WINS. International Golf Game Played at Hot Springs, Va. Hot Springs, "Va., Dec. 1. An in ternational golf game was played here between the president-elect of the United States and Senator Bourne of Oregon on one side, and R. S. Borden, conservative leader of the Canadian parliament and G. H. Pearley, conservative member of the same body, on the other. The United States won by a score of eight up. Another contest will take place today with the same alignment. Judge Taft admitted that he was receiving numerous suggestions from many sources as to who should be in the cabinet. "But I notice that very few suggestions are comirig regarding the state department portfolio," he added. Judge Taft was greatly affected by the news of the death of Richard Lindsay in Washington. Mr. Lind say, an old friend of Mr. Taft as a Washington correspondent had been with him a greater part of the time during the campaign. After the election Mr. Lindsay came here on the initiative of the president-elect. Before he left here ill, on Thanks giving day Mr. Taft spent some time in his room at the hotel. "Dick was one of the tine men we meet in life. who give us a higher regard for hu man nature," was the sorrowful com ment of Mr. Taft. COACH BATES RESIGNS. Fail-mount College Looking for a New Football Leader. Wichita. Kan.. Doc t wmie. p9i has resigned as coach of the Fair- mount coiiege atnietic teams and his resignation has been accepted. His successor has not been named, but a committee of three has been appoint ed to find a man suitable fr v. Bates has been coach for Fairmount for four years. He has an offer to coach next year and has accepted it, but the name of the college is not given. This winter he will travel for a sporting goods house. Mrs. Cowper Is Dead. New York, Dec. 1. Mrs. Eleanor Cowper the actress and author, who shot herself at the St. Regis hotel last Friday, died late last night In the Presby teria n hospital. . ROB CROWDED CAR. Four Highwayman Make a Big Haul In New York. New York, Dec. 1. Four despera does armed with revolvers held up a crowded street car in lower Third ave nue today, throttled and robbed the conductor, terrorized the passengers and escaped with a goodly collection of purses and other valuables. A large number of men and women who had just left a dance hall crowded on the car at Third street. Every seat was taken and the aisle was filled. Just before the car reached Houston street and while the conductor was in side collecting fares four men who had been scattered through the crowd, started towards the rear door. When they had completely blocked the exit the men drew revolvers and covered the passengers. Two of them attacked the conductor, one pressing a revolver against his head while the other push ed him through a window and rifled his pockets. In the meantime the oth er two had been going through the passengers, gathering up valuables of all descriptions. Their pockets were stuffed with women s purses, watches, and small wads of bills when the screams of the women so frightened them that they bolted from the car and dashed down a side street Into the heart of the crowded slums. When policemen started in pursuit the rob bers had a lead which made capture practically Impossible. . OOXSCIEXCE STUICKEN KAXSAX Returns Money Wrongfully Collected 40 Years Ago. Laporte. Ind.. Dec. 1. Believing that his "eternal welfare" is at stake, C. Vail, a contractor at Colby, Kan., has sent to Geo. Link, clerk of the Leporte county circuit court a draft for $11.90 principal and interest on a sum -which he says he collected wrongfully from Laporte county 40 years ago. Accompanying the draft which was the following letter: "About forty years ago, when a mere lad, I obtained a bounty wrong fully from Laporte county on seven fox scalps and I now want to make restitution as I believe my eternal welfare is at stake. If necessary I am ready to appear in person before you. I received $3.50, which at 6 per cent interest for 40 years amounts to $11.90 for which I enclose a draft." The amount was credited to the bounty fund and marked "conscience money." FIRE AT LYNDON. Starts in Barber Shop and Does Dam age to Grocery and Drug Store. Ottawa. Kan., Dec. 1. Fire did considerable damage at Lyndon Mon day. Starting In the barber shop of Roy Bane, it spread into the Gephard grocery store, which is in the same building with the barber shop. Water and smoke did large damage to the grocery stock. The building was dam aged but not consumed. The fire spread through the roof of the Miles drug store and damaged that building and stock. Lyndon has no Are department, and the flames were fought by citizens with buckets. " Boston Wool Market. Boston, Dec. 1. A gradual decline in the activity of the local wool market continues although trading is still. aDOve tne average ror this time of the year. Dealers demand higher prices for their stocks, fine territory scoured wools being held at one cent above previous quotations, while pulled wools are from one to two cents high er. Domestic wools of all grades are selling freely, heaviest dealings as usual being in territory, with moderate sales of half blood Montana at 23 Vi cents. Nar kaffet icke ar bra, blir frukosten dare ft er. Det ar hvarfor vi saga: ANVAND 7-9-11 Kaffe 20c Per Pound och njut af eder morgronmaltid Saldt uteslutande af Qias. McC intock Tc, Kaffe och Porslin 815 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kas. READY TOR DIKES City Council ApproYes th Flins Last Night. Work Will Begin at Once at , . Garfield Park. .' NEW PAKK FOR CITY. Situated in V tAi Ward and Named Euclid. Engineer Itodgers Works Off a Brand New Joke. The dike question received a finishing touch last night when the city council met in special session and decided that the work in Garfield park should begin at once. This morning 150 teams and a pro portional number of men were put to work on the dikes along Soldier creek and from now until spring the work will be pushed without a stop. The North Topeka drainage.board has been working up the dike problem ever since the last tlood and their engineer, V. R. Parkhurst, who has been figuring out the construction problem for them submitted the plans to the city coun cil and after many' stormy discussions the proposition was allowed to pass. The dike on which the men and teams are now working will be constructed through Garfield ." park on - the south bank of Soldier creek, starting at the west end of the park and running through the park down towards the bridges. It is expected that this will be sufficient to prevent an overflowing of the creek during the freshet season and relieve all the worry of the North siders. Contrary to the expectations of some of the councllmen the dike will be built south of the Casino which stands just east of Kansas avenue on the creek bank. This Casino is a huge frame affair constructed for park amusements and during the floods it has been a regular mill dam for the rising waters. The dike being built south of this means that every little flood will ebb snd flow around the fam ous Casino. At first this looked like a shameless waste of wealth to the coun cllmen but after thinking and talking the matter over it was decided that ths plan of the drainage board was the best. It seems that if the dike was built north of the Casino it would cause a swerve in the course of the dikes thus weakening them for one thing and causing miniature floods every time it rained, for another. The council and drainage board decided that rather than have a bis muddy poo: of water stand ing in front of the Casino every time it rained it would be better to allow the building to stand out in Che rag ing torrents and be washed by the main floods itself-rand then it would be all "over. The floods have failed to dislodge or damage the building in any way and it was tHought best to allow the inevitable to happen. The dike at this point will only be a foot high and will not make any Inconvenience to the amusement public!', in the summer, months. From this point -43ke . dike will follow the brow of the high bank. This high declining bank ha always been the "Spooners' Delight" in North Topeka and one. of the greatest places in the city on moonlight nights, not even bar ring Washburn college. When the new three and four foot dike is built along this bank the reputation of the place will be one of national fame. But the citv council did not touch on this minor detail leaving that to "Colonel" Hughes at the next regular council meeting. This will make an excellent subject to be considered along with the clock and patrol wagon problems. . The drainage board submitted the following additional proposition to the council last night: "That the city of Topeka take steps tn do rlnraDDinir or construct break water to prevent the cutting away of the bank for the protection or tne levee to be constructed in said park." This was considered a good thing by the council but was laid on the table until the weather bureau began to is sue warnings. It is considered a case of emergency and would be useless un til the floods came. It will be accepted however, and built when needed. i At the special session last night the North Topeka drainage board was rep resented by J. B. Billard, president; S. R. Kutz, secretary, and V. R. Park hurst, engineer. The city side of the question or the "park board" was rep resented by J. B. Larimer, A. Reinisch and Dr. M. R. Mitchell. Not long ago a petition signed by 36 property owners living in the southeast part of the city was submitted to the streets and walks committee of the city council asking that a new park be cre ated in their district. ... This proposed park was to be on a five acre triangular piece of land just east of the Santa Fe and Missouri Pa cific tracks and ' between Fifteenth street and Euclid avenue. It is natur ally well located for a park and will be a treat to the people of this dis trict who do not have an easy access to any park in the city. It would take but very little grading and charting to make the park a beautiful place even during the coming summer months and by the action the council took last night at their special session it looks as though the residents would receive the consent of the city. The owner of the park. Hale Ritchie, sent a communication to the council last night in which he offered to sell the tract in question for $2,500 in case it was used for the purpose in view by the applicants. This price was approv ed by the city council and it will un doubtedly be raised by the next meet ing. Another proposition that looks good to the council is the fact that so many of the property owners are af fected by the tax of the new park. The Ritchie property runs from Kansas av enue on the west to the west line of the Dudley tract on the east and from Twelfth street on the north to Twenty-fi-ot atreet on the south. This being such a large tract and facing such a large number of lots it means that the cost per lot will be very reasonable and can receive no objection from the city council. ... After the ways and means commit tee had approved the matter and the council had added their vote the name of the park presented itself. There were cries for "Blakely" and Tandy but when silence and common sense had settled among the tumult and caused a distribution of grey matter It was decided that the park should be named "Euclid." The city is full of "Euclid," having a "Euclid school, "Euclid avenue" and "Euclid card clubs, reading clubs, churches, and col lege societies are as common as the works of the mathematician himself. The reason the council suggested . the name was to pay a compliment to the councilmen from the Third and Fifth wards. :Th name "Euclid" was' given as a compliment to the ancient Euclid. City Engineer Rodgers got the Joke joy last night .and sprung a new one in the council chamber when he said: "The new park being a right triangle oeautirully illustrates the forty-seventh problem in Euclid." The councilmen did not laugh be cause they were well acquainted with the forty-seventh problem in Euclid or because they had the faintest idea what Euclid was or who he was but they re lied upon the expert wisdom of the city engineer and gave him the glad hand. Very little objection was made to the new park proposition last night. All of the members of the ways and means committee approved and Mayor Green was heartily in favor of the plan. In other words Topeka will have- a new park before the hot summer sets in. '. TODAY'S MARKET REI'ORT. Chicago. Dec. 1 WHEAT Decreased re ceipts of wheat in the northwest and an advance of Id at Liverpool caused strength in the local wheat market today, prices at TL2Den.'.n5 ein "P c to 4e com pared with the previous close. Leading bulls were among the principal buyers. During the early part of the day there were sufficient profit taking to check any material advance in prices. December fwL1Td at TT,04 to and sold up to $1.04 equalling the high point of the sea son. Minneapolis. Duluth and Chicago re ported receipts of 694 cars. Sentiment .was very bullish all day and prices on the December and May deliv eries advanced to new high record marks for the session. December selling at $1.06 and May at $1.09. The market closed stroiiR at the top. December being up 1& $109H tl-3aV- and May Hc higher at CORN Corn opened easy owing to liberal receipts, but the market soon became firm because of the strength of wheat. Trade was quiet. December opened c to c lower at 62c to 6214c and advanced to 62c. - The market eased off again later in the day owing to the liquidation in Decem ber. That option sold oft to 61c. The close was easy with December down c at 612c. OATS Buying by cash interests had a steadying effect on the oats market, but the volume of trade was not large. Prices at the opening were c lower to c high er. December opened at 48c. Later De cember touched 4Sc. PROVISIONS Provisions were strong on covering by shorts based on a 5c ad vance in live hogs. Prices at the start were :w to tc to nc nigher. RYE Cash: 751876c; December, 74c; May, 79e. . . BARLEY Cash: 57lo. TIMOTHY December. $3.85; March, $3.95. CLOVER December. $9.26; March, $9.50. Chicago Grain Market.' Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions. . Grains, Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 West Sixth ai. Phone 486. Chicago, Dec. 1. Lo (.'lose Ye Open High Dec. ...104- 105 104 106 103- May ...109 109 . 108 109 108 July ...102 102 101 102 101 COKN- .Dec. ...62- 62 61 61-62 62 May ... 63- 63 62 62 62- Julv ... 62- 62 62 62- 62- OATS . Dec. ... 4S. 4S 46 48 48 May ... 61-51 51 51 51 61 : PORK"' '6 46" 4s-94 Jan. ...16.20. 16.22 16.15 36.17 16.02-5 Mav ...16.46 16.47 16.37 16.37 16.27 LARD Jan. ... 9.30 9.35-37 9.30 9.32-5 9.22 May ... 9.50 9.55 9.47 9.52 9.42 RIBS . Jan. ..'. 8.47 8.52 8.47 8.50 8.40 May .... 8.65-7 8.70-72 8.65 8.70 8.60-2 Kansas City Grain Market. IFurnisned by J. E. liall, uomiaisalons. Grains. Provisions. Cotton and Stock. Office 110 West Sixth St. Phone 4S6. . " Kansas City, Dec. 1. Open. High Uw ciu.o e WHEAT " Dec. ... 98-tt 99 98 May ...101-102 101 July ... 95 96- 95 CUitN Dec. '...57- 57 57 May ...58 58. 57 July ... 58- SS 58 99 102 98- 57 6S- 58 97- 101- 95- 57- OS 58 Kansas City Produce . Market. Kansas City. Mo.. Dec. 1. WHEAT Market unchanged to lc higher. Decem ber, 99 c; May. $1.02; July. 96. Cash: No. 2 hard. $l.O0l.O4: No. 3. 97c6t-1.02; No. 2 red. $l.Wai.05: No. 3. $1.03. CORN Market e hiRher. Decem ber. 57c: May, 58c: July. 58e. Cash: No. 2 mixed. 68c: No. 3. 68i6Sc; No. 2 white. 5Si&69c: No. 3. 5S5Sc. OATS Market unchaniceo. No. 2 white. 4S(fi50c: No. 2 mixed, 4749c. RYE 72S76e. HAY Market steady. Choice " timohy, $9.75'S10.O0: choice prairie. $8.008.60. BUTTER Market firm. Creamery. 30c; packing:. 18c. EGGS Market hieher. Fresh extras, 33c; current receipts. 2Sc WHEAT Receipts. 36 cars. Kansas City live Stock Sales. (The following sales were made tuouy at the stock yards. Kansas City. Mo., and by Clay, Robinson & Co., live stock com mission merchants, with offices at all markets..! Kansas City. Dec. 1. CATTLE Receipts 14.000 head. Market steady to strong. HOGS Receipts 20.000 head. Market Steady. Bulk of sales, $5.35&6.S5; top, $5.90. SHEEP Receipts 6.000 head. Market 10c to 15c hisrher. KILLING STEERS. No. Wt. Price. INo. Wt. Price. 41 ..1362 $6.70 I 8 1101 $6.20 26 1240 5.90 I 42 976 4.65 . COWS AND HEIFER 4........ 1280 4.50 I 3 1101 3.50 1 ..1080 3.25 I 1 776 6.00 3 6S0 3.50 I 1 790 2.75 STlH'KEHH AN'H KEKPKKS. 44. 9. 1. 11. 1. 11. .1160 . 992 . 477 .1010 . 160 . 326 .1280 .'271 . 136 . 211 . 205 4.65 I 32.. .1080 4.25 3.25 2.S5 4.15 11.... 3.50 S.... 4.00 I CALVES. 6.00 I 4.... 3.50 I 1.... BULLS. 3.00 I 1.... HOGS. . 760 .641 220 140 5.00 5.50 2.45 5.85 6.65 6.70 720 86. 49. 92. 62. 5.85 I 62 264 5.35 I 70. 5.75 1116. 5.65 I 1S4 191 Kansas Kansas City, City litre Stock. Mo.. Dec. 1. CATTLE Keceipts 14.000, including 200 eoutherns. Market stronK. - N-atlve steers, $4.50Sri.50; southern steers. $3.o0?i&.7o; southern cows. $2.25(83.50: native cows and heifers, $2.00(9 5.50: stockers and feeders. $3.00g:4.SO; bulls. $2.40-33.75; calves, $3.60fi6.5O: western steers, $3.60rci6.50; western cows, $2.50(g4.50. HOGS Receipts 20.000. Market strong- to 5c hleher. Bulk of sales, $5.35S5.85; heavy, $5.80$t5.95: packers and' butchers, $5.50 6.90: liKht. $5.30(85.70; pips, $4.0006.20. SHEEP Receipts 8,000. Market steady. Muttons. S4.0OW4.60; lambs. $4.50?r6.35: range wethers, $3.75(5.25; fed ewes, $2.50 4.25. ' Chlcaso Live Stock. Chlcaso. Dec. L CATTLE Receipts about 3.E00. Market stronjr to 10c nigher. Beeves. $3 60'07.i5: xexans,' awg4.w: west 4....1mM.iHi.H H I H I IIHH'M COFFEE Conquers The Cold. - No day Is so cold but that one appreciates immediately the warming influence of a cup of good coffee. - Really good coffee- in fact , the best to be had is our ' Blend No. 3, a lb ...... . S5o 3 lbs : .$1.00 Blend No. 10, a lb. ...... .40c CHAS. McCLINTOCK Tea Coffee China 815 Kansas Avenue -g 1 t-rl-H 1 '1 11 1 !' Special Sale Wednesday Premium Soda Crackers per pound 7 c (Put up in tin cans weighing about 6 lbs. each) Snider's Catsup 3 pint bottles for 50c Catawba Grapes per basket -20c Early June Peas 2 cans for ... ... 1 5c Armour's or Cudahy's Beef Extract per jar. .35 c Spare Ribs 2 pounds for 15c Topeka Club Coffee per pound '. .... .25 c (Nothing better at any price) Wnu Green & STOCK SHIPPERS .To Insure Yourselves Best Results Consign To Clay, Robinson & Co., Live Stock .Commission Merchants, Stock Yards, Kansas City. s hs j"5 eo"ji m 'srrig& LCHi?8..?-.,qSErH. erns. $3.25S'5.75: stockers and feeders, $2.705i 4.70: cows and heifers. $1.606.00; calves, $5.0007.00. HOGS Receipts about 26,000. Market 5c hurher. - LiKht. $5.0086.85: mixed, $5,354? 6.10: heavy. $5.40&.10; rough, $5.40(86.60; piKS. $3.70S"4.90; good to choice heavy, $5.60 (86.10: bulk of sales, $5.55(85.90. SHEEP Receipts about 15.000. Market strons; to 10c hisher. Native, $2.50(84.80; western. $2.50H4.70; yearlings. $4.705.00; lambs. $4.00(56.70; western. $4.006.40. . Chlcaffo Fro Market. Chicaeo, Dec. 1 CHEESE Market firm. Daisies. MMrfi'lSc; twins, 13c; young Americas. 14iQ'14c. POULTRY Alive, steady; turkeys, 14c; chickens. 8(89c: springs. 11c. POTATOES Market firm. 60tft70c. BUTTER Market steady. Creameries, 22830c: dairies, 21(825e. EGGS Market stronu'. Firsts, 30c. New York Produce Market. New Tork. Dec. 1. BUTTER Market firm. Creamery specials, 318.'32c; (offir cial 3c): extra. 30831c; third to first, 211829c; held common to special, 2129c; state dairy, common to fine, 2029c; pro cess common to special, 18(a'25c; western factory first. 20c; western imitation creamerv first. 21(8'22c. CHEESE: Market steady. State full cream specials, 14(816c; ditto September small colored or white fancy, 14c; ditto larae, 14c; October large and small best, 13c: late made, small best, 13c: good to prime, l(812e; common to fair. 10 HVic: skims, full to specials. 2'811c. . EGGS Market stronK. State Pennsyl vani and nearbv fancy selected white, 50 52c: ditto fair to choice. 4048c; brown and mixed fancy. 40042c; ditto fair to choice, 33(83Sc. POULTRY Alive, steady; spring chick ens and fowls. 12c: turkeys, 13c. Dressed, unsettled: western springs. lS(S20c; fowls, 1013c: sprinR turkeys. 1017c. Market Gossip. 'Furnished by J. E. Gall. Commissions. Grains. Provisions. Cotton and Stocks. Office 110 West Sixth St. Phone 486. Liverpool cables: Opening Wheat (8d higher, corn d higher. Second cable: Wheat d higher, corn d higher. . Kansas City car lots today: Wheat 206, corn 25. oats 19. Kansas Citv estimated car lots tomor row: Wheat 36. corn 8. oats 9. Chicago car lots today: Wheat 46, corn 430. oats 261. Chicago estimated car lots tomorrow: Wheat 36. corn 155. oats 107. Closing cables: Wheat ld higher, corn (&d higher. New York Stock Market. Wall St.. New York. Dec. 1. STOCKS Sharp advances in a number of low priced stocks were mixed with declines as a rule in the more prominent issues In the open ing stock market. Pacific Mail made a gain of 2. Kansas City Southern preferred 1. and Ontario and Western and St. Louis and San Francisco second preferred . Chicago Great Western and Colorado Fuel declined . The New York Public Utilities and a number of obscure specialties were bid up briskly and the general list recovered to about last night's prices. At that level business came almost to a standstill. Third Avenue rose 2 and Interborough Metropolitan preferred. Brooklyn Transit, Consolidated Gas and Brooklyn Union Gas 1 to 1. There were gains of a point or more in Peoria and Eastern, St. Louis and San Francisco second preferred. Den ver and Rio Grande. St. Louis-Southwestern preferred. Wisconsin Central preferred Texas and Pacific, and the Land Trust, American Sugar and Hocking Coal. At noon St. Paul moved up a point. Bonds were Irregular. General weakness was shown in the stock market for a while, the tremendous selling of United States Steel having a damaging effect. One block of 20.000 sharps of United States Steel was soifl at after which it went lower. Union Pa cific selling ex-dividend, was also offered freely and got down a point, as aid ureai Northern preferred and Chicago and Al ton. Chicago Great Western piererrea a fell 2. Some of the less important Issues developed strength later, but the usual leaders were feverish and did not rally much. Ranee of Prices on Stocks. . fPurnisned by J. K. Gall. Commissions. Grain. Provisions. Cotton and Siock. Office 110 West Sixth Su Phone 4it.J New York, Dec. 1. Stocks Op'n High Low Cl'se Yes. Sugar 133 133 133 132 14 Gas 100 101 100 lot iwi Copper 84 K5 84 So 4 B. R. T 55'a 6 54 56 04 Am. Car & Fndy.. 46 4(5 46 4 46 U. S. Steel. Com.. 55 55 54 55 ao V. S. Steel. Pfd...ll2 112 112 112 112 Atchison. Com 99 99' 9S 99 99'4 Anaconda 49 50 4; 50 50 St. Paul... 151 152 150'4 151 l. Rock Island 23 25 23 25 23 Great Northern. ...139 140 139 14) 140 Wabash.. Pfd 35 35 35 36 34 Missouri Pacific... 64 65 64 63 Am. Smelting 93 94 92 93 93 Northern Pacific. 142 142 141 14 142 N. Y. Central 117 118 117 117 117 Texas Pacific 31 32 31 32 31 Southern Pacific. ..119 119 lis- 119 119 Reading 139 14-0 138 139 139 Erie. Com 32 33 32 33 32 So. Railway 24 24 24 24 24 Union Pacific 182 ins ki jsi C. & o.. B. & O L. & N.... Katy Pennsylvania . Can. Pacific National Lead. 49 50 . 49 60 5 ...107 10S 107 1"7 107 ...121 122 121 122 121 ... 70 71 70 71 70 ...129 129 12J 129 1l9 ...175 176 175 175 175 ... 82 83 82 S3 83 C. F. & I 37 38 37 3S 3S Rock Island. Pfd.. 43 5 53 57 53 Ex-Dlv. 2. JSx-Div. 1. New Vork Money Sharkct. New York. Dc. 1. MONEY Money on call firmer. 1'2 per cent; ruling rate 1. closing bid 2. and offered at 2. Time loan dull and weak: 60 days 2 per cent; Son Grocery Co. ST. PAUL. S. BUFFALO! FRASER BROS. First of the Month Specials Potatoes, good home grown, per bu .70c Flour, high pat. 48 lb. $1.35 Syrup, 10 lb. can .33c Coffee Eraser's club, lb. 20c Coffee, extra . fanev Rio, lb. ............. ;...15c Tea, Gunpowder, 40c grade, lb .....29c Butterine, Armours High grade Buttercup Brand, 2 lb. brick ..35c Butterine Swift's ' Lincoln Brand, 21b .25c Pickles, large dill, per dz 20c Ginger Snaps, fresh and good, per lb! '. . . . . : . .'. .5c Dates, new per lb 10c Figs, per pkg. ......... ,10c Celery, fancy per stalk. .10c Cranberries, 2 qts . 25c Corn Flake, 2 pkgs. ..... 15c Rice, fancy Japan, 3 lbs. 25c Beans, new hand picked navy, 11 lbs 50c Breakfast Bacon, by the side 16c Granulated Sugar, 25 lbs. $1 (With a $5 Grocery Order) Fraser Bros. G. O. D. Store Southeast Cor. 6:h & Jackson Both Phones 660 GAS LIGHTS m MANTLES FOR ALL BURNERS PITTSBURG INVERTED THE BEST LIGHT MADE H. M. Cross Cycle Co. 810 Kansas Avenue. COOCXXOCXXXOOCXXXXXXXOCXXX) SOMETHING All the time doing: at the new Avalon Bakery. Marshmallow Cake? fit for a king. Nut Loaf, 15c and 30c "Avalons" 10c per dozen. Bet ter try them Avalon Bakery KIENTZ & HAMMON Telephone 1191-718 Kansas Are. OCOOCOOOCC03CXXXXXXX)C)OOOOC 90 days 3 per cent; six months 3S3H per cent. Close: Prime mercantile paper 34 per cent. , . Steriine exchange, strong, closing firm with actual business in bankers bills at S4.84..VK&4.84.60 for 60 day bills and at (4 i.Sj6 for demand: commercial bills. 4.84f(p SILVKR Bar silver. 47c; Mexican dol- : ''bONDS Government bonds. steady; railroad bonds, irregular. Xew York Sncar and CofTee Market. New York. Dec. l.-SrGAR-Raw quiet; fnir refininsr $3.44: centrifugal. 96 test, CaM:rmol"sSos sWar. $3.19; refined. - quiet; crushed. J5.60: powdered, to.OO; granulated, "cOFTEB-Market quiet. No. 7 Rio, 6c; No. 4 Santos. 7"c Cotton Markt't. . Galveston. Tex.. Dec. 1. COTTON Mar k-JWevo?k. Dec. 1 COTTON-Snnt closed oulet: mWdlins; uplands. 9.35; mid dling ffulf. J9.60. Sales, 2,W0 bales.