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Board Scheme Would Vitiate
Proposition With Politics.
Experience Shows One Man All
That Is Needed.
Three and Two on Commission
Wight Result to Suit.
Places for "Retired Statesmen"
Also Are Considered.
Washington, Jan. 6. One of the sub
jects that is now most seriously agitat
ing the minds of legislators in connec
tion with the tariff commission ques
tion is whether or not the proposed
body shall consist of three, five, seven
or nine persons. This is the familiar
stage that is usually reached in any
large federal undertaking which seems
likely to afford a field for ofBceholding.
In such cases almost invariably an ef
fort is made to have the measure to
be passed deal primarily with offlce
liolding and questions relating thereto.
Sometimes such effort, does not pro
duce an absolutely fatal effect upon the
legislation which is being planned, buj
on other occasions it has a decidedly
injurious influence. In the present case
it is the opinion of those who are close
to the situation that decidedly greater
Importance should be assigned to the
question of the numerical strength of
the proposed commission than most
people are willing to give it.
Composition of Tariff Board.
The present tariff board, which was
appointed by President Taft without
the express permission of congress, con
sists of three members. In his annual
message the president said that he did
not know that an increase to five would
be objectionable. This was not a strong
indorsement of the idea of an increase.
Experience has shown that there is no
reason whatever for such an increase,
but that, on the contrary, it would be
decidedly better not .o add any new
factors. The present board has b;en
thoroughly faarniin:ous. far as all
outward indications go, and it is quite
likely that, in view of the unsettled
conditions which prevailed after the
adoption of the Payne-Aldrich tariff
law, the fact that the maximum rates
bad to be applied by the boari and
tnat other matters of the san.s s rt
were pending the appointment of thiee
members was not unwise. Develop
ments, however, have strongly inclined
the best observers to the opinion that
a board or commission is not wanted
at all in dls matter, but that the best
results of investigation will be obtain
ed by the creation of a tariff bureau
under the head of a single competent
man. Ample precedent for such a de
cision is found in the fact that rha
. bureau of corporations has teen organ-
Szed in the way indicated and has b?en
set at work along very much the same
lines that it is desired to pursue in
connection with the tariff.
Reason for Enlargement.
The reason which is now confessedly
put forward for the enlargement of the '
commission, or board, is found simply
In political considerations. It is be
lieved that by adding two members co
tho organization, and by specifying
that these members shall be Democrats
(the three already in office being Re
publicans), Democrats will be bribed
into voting for the bill and perhaps in
paying heed to the recommendations ,.,f
the commission in a way that they
would not under other circumstances.
This Is directly mentioned by some of
those who have been working on the
new form of tariff commission bill as a
good reason for specifying five mem
bers instead of three. An interesting
commentary on the whole situation is
Keen in the desire of certain Repub
licans to have the number of members
raised to seven or nine in order to pro
vide places fop some statesmen who
would otherwise have to retire from
public life at the end of this session of
congress. It is assumed that the three
members of the present tariff board
will be continued on the commission
should the latter be created; and as
the two new members (on the basis of
a total membership of. five) would be
Democrats, there would be no field for
the placing of Republicans in satisfac-
. tory appointments unless the total
number was either seven or nine.
Hence the demand for the creation .if
unnecessary places.
Misconception of Work.
The whole tariff commission move
ment as observed here is based upon a
fundamental misconception of what
such an organization ought to do. Ap
parently, the idea is that by creating a
large body, consisting of five, seven or
nine members, a sort of tribunal will
be established which will have some
real authority on the tariff. It is no
definitely settled in everybody's mind
that no such organization can have
any functions other than those of in
vestigation. Nevertheless, some of the
tariff commission bills that have been
Introduced provide for the keeping of
records of all "votes" In the commis
sion and for the holding of stated ses
sions of a public character. As a mat
ter of fact, the present tariff board has
found that there is no occasion for any
such meetings and that its work con
sists entirely in determining plans of
Investigation and then in getting those
plans carried out. There is no need for
any "votes,"' since the object Is -to as
certain facts, and when the facts have
been obtained there is no chance for a
difference of opinion about them. Somi
legislators who have been asked the
pointed question why they want to
create a large piece of unnecessary ma
chinery of this kind are now saying
that the scheme is intended simply to
give "confidence" to the public.
Political Buncombe Real Object.
About all that this means is that the
furtility of the tariff commission idea
now thoroughly admitted by everybody
who has looked into it, and that, as is
admitted, the only object in adopting a
bill of this kind is to quiet public
clamor and enable the conservative Re
publicans to claim that they have done
everything they were asked to do in
this connection. Further than this no
distinct object seems to be had in mind
by legislators; yet it is now planned to
establish a tremendously costly piece
of machinery that can serve no very
genuine purpose beyond that of tem
porary political exigency.
Glass Factories Retrench.
Chanute, Kan., Jan. 6. Word has
been received here that managers of
factories producing handmade window
glass will notify their employes that
the wage scale must be revised or that
the plants will shut down. This was
the result of a meeting held in Pitts
burg. Pa,, this week, 'low trade and
cennetition irom plants using ma'
chines caused operating expenses to
eat up profits. The manufacturers
claim the men were given a 30 per
cent, increase by the Detroit scale last
summer. They agreed to a short Are
to limit production and maintain the
prices of glass and have kept their
agreement faithfully.
L. H. Greenwood, Secretary of
Washburn, Dies Suddenly.
Promising Young Lawyer a Vic
tim of Apoplexy.
Lewis H. Greenwood, a well-known
Topeka lawyer, secretary of the board
of trustees of Washburn college, and
professor of Domestic Relations in the
Washburn Law school, died suddenly
at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon of
apoplexy. He was visiting at the home
of his sister, Mrs. R. G. Merrick. 1301
Harrison street, at the time of his
death and none of the family was
present. A little girl, .daughter of a
friend, was there, and ran for help.
L. II. Greenwood, Who Died Suddenly
Last Evening.
Mr. Greenwood had met his class
at the law college Wednesday evening
and was in the best of spirits. Thurs
day morning, however, he complained
of a headache and did not go to his
office at 611. Kansas avenue.. He also
declined to attend a luncheon party
which his sister gave tor himself and
a few friends. His wife and little son
went while he remained at home, say
ing he would lie down It seems he
felt better soon for he got up and ar
rived at his sister's house before noon
and in time for the luncheon.
After the luncheon, the women voted
to go downtown to do some shopping
and, not suspecting Mr. Greenwood
was seriously ill, did so leaving the
little girl with him. Mr. Greenwood
lay down on a davenport. The little
girl noticed something in his look
which frightened her and ran to the
neighbors asking them to see what
was the matter.
Drs. M. A. Florsch and W. D. Storrs
were called immediately, but Mr.
Greenwood was beyond help in death
when they arrived. The doctors at
tributed death to apoplexy, probably a
blood clot on the brain forming from
a ruptured blood vessel.
Mr. Greenwood is survived by his
wife and 9 -year-old son. George Wash
ington Greenwood. His wife was Miss
Daisy Smith, whom he married in
1898. The home is at 1321 Western
avenue. His father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. Greenwood, 1301 Har
rison street, a brother, A. W. Green
wood, who lives with them, and the
sister, at whose home he died, also
survive him.
L. H. Greenwood was one of the
most active men connected with Wash
burn college-and her welfare. Grad
uating with the class of '90, he entered
the law school of Michigan University
at Ann Arbor, took a degree and be
gan practice in the law office of Hazen
& Isenhart. Later he entered part
nership with Judge A. J. McCabe, now
in the department of justice at Wash
ington. He has been practicing alone
for nearly ten years.
Returning to Topeka from Ann Ar
bor Mr. Greenwood took an energetic
part in the upbuilding of the strug
gling Washburn college. He repre
sented the alumni on the board of
trustees for the past fifteen years and
several years ago was made secretary
of the board. He was one of the first
to propose the establishment of a law
department in connection with the
other departments of Washburn and
worked incessantly along that line.
The high standard attained by that
department in the past four years re
flects not a little credit upon him. He
was always much interested in ath
letics and with trustee and law school
backing in the athletic board exerted
a great deal of influence. He was an
advocate of the "tight door" policy
and a hard worker for the reputation
the college has gained for clean and
sportsmanlike athletics.
Mr. Greenwood also was actively
concerned with lodge work, being a
member of Siloam lodge of Masons
and a member of the Modern Wood
In all his activities, both in his pro
fession and in the college, Mr. Green
wood was upheld as a straightforward,
honest, and energetic worker, whether
as a colleague or as an opponent. , He
was 43 years old. '.-
"The work done by Mr. ' Greenwood
in this school can not be done by any
other one man. It will have to be done
by a committee," said Dean William
R. Arthur, of the . Washburn law
school. "Ever since the founding of the
school L. H. Greenwood has managed
its affairs so far as instruction goes.
He has managed the courses from the
beginning and secured lecturers in the
branches. He understood the minute
details of the work and the needs of
the school as no other one can. When
no lecturer was available for certain
subjects he ably fulfilled this office.
In the four years of the existence of
the college, he has delivered no less
than 300 lectrues. And yet for all hU
work, he accepted not one cent of sal
ary. The Washburn law school has
lost its most enthusiastic champion and
his place will be- very difficult to fill."
Dean Arthur has declared the law
school closed for the remainder of the
There will be a meeting of the Bar
Association, at the court house at 9 a.
m. Saturday to make arrangements re
garding the funeral of L. H. Greenwood.
All lawyers are requested to attend.
The funeral of Lewis H. Greenwood
will be held at the residence 1321
Western avenue, at 2 o'clock Saturday
afternoon. The service at the house
will be conducted by Rov. Francis L.
Hayes. The service at the grave will
be conducted by the Masons, under the
direction of Siloam Lodge, No. 225.
Advance Guard of the Legisla
tors Strangely Silent.
All Refuse to Discuss the Speak
ership Contest.
Governor Taking No Hand in
the Fight.
Candidates for Legislative Posi
tions Are on Hand. -
There are about 40 members of the
legislature in town today and more are
coming in every hour. The members
are more interested in securing quar
ters than in discussing the speaker
ship or legislation. Probably a hun
dred or more members will be here by
tomorrow and the speakership question
will be the chief topic of conversation
in the corridors of the hotels and
around the .state house over Sunday.
The caucus to select party candidates
will be held Monday afternoon, as, the
inaugural reception takes place Mon
day night. The legislature convenes
Tuesday. -h
Robert Stone of ShEtwnee and G.- H.
Buckman of Cowley are the two can
didates most talked about, but the cau
cus may result in a deadlock and a
dark horse be selected at the last mo
ment. Governor Stubbs says he is tak
ing no part in the fight. . .
The newmembers are inclined to be
close mouthed regarding their choice
for speaker and their attitude towara
certain administration measures. For
instance, H. T. Laidlaw, new member
from Woodson county, when asked
about the speakership, declined to talk
at all. Asked about the utilities Dill
and whether or not he would support
that measure, he said: "I have not
read the bill yet." Laidlaw is a pro
gressive. He used to put up more hay
than any man in Woodson county. He
carries himself like a man who might
make hay in the legislature.
There is going to be a fight for sec
retary of the senate. Z. E. Wyant,
who filled that place acceptably last
year, is a candidate again. He is op
posed by Walter Johnson, editor of the
Lyons Republican. Walter was for
merly editor of W. Y. Morgan's Hutch
inson News, and is well known over the
state as a good newspaper man. He
has strong support from the Seventh
and Eighth districts for the secretary's
job. Johnson arrived in town today and
was given the giaa nana oy nis many
newspaper friends In Topeka.
Earl Akers, editor of the Stafford Re
publican, is generally regarded as the
winner In the fight for clerk of the
house. He has been in town since early
Thursday morning.
John W. Davis, of Kiowa county, who
was re-elected without opposition, is
one of the early arrivals. Mr. Davis
was a leader of the last house and is
John W. Davis or Kiowa. Who Will
Be One of the Strong Men in tlie
regarded as the regular candidate for
speaker. He will not talk about the
speakership or' administration bills.
Davis Is sure to play a prominent part
in the proceedings of the next session.
Arrangements have been completed
for the inaugural reception in the statt
house Monday night. The new state
officers and their wives and other dig
nitaries of official and civil life will
stand in line in the rotunda and meet
all the throng of visitors on this occa
sion. There will be flowers and music
and all the attendants at a grand so
cial function. The inaugural ceremon
ies will be held in Representative hall
at noon.
Is Plan of the Wool Growers' National
Portland, Ore., Jan. 6. Today's task
5- the wool growers' national conven
tion is to formulate a basis of agree
ment between the manufacturers and
the wool growers with a view to com
bating revision of the tariff.
Delegates to the convention almost
as a unit declare that reduction of the
tariff would ruin the sheep industry of
the United States.
President Gooding and others declare
that the best -result of the- convention
will be the incorporation of the woo!
growers into a militant defensive body.
"The subject assigned me is "Schedule
K (of the Payne-Aldrlch tariff bill).
From the Wool Grower's Point cf
View,' " said Peter G. Johnston of
Blackfoot, Idaho, in addressing tho
"In the humble Judgment of your fel
low wool growers, the sheep industry
and the we3tern . country in general
would have been millions of dollars
better off if the Payne-Aldrich tariff
1-w had been destroyed by the presi
dent's veto. We needed the protection
that we had enjoyed in the past.
"The increased cost of production 5s
such that we are entitled to it. I
venture - the assertion that during the
last ten years the cost of production
has increased fully 11 cents per pound.
We do not have enough protection.
Piiiehot Rule and Regulation Plague.
' "Most of us who have had the forest
reserve to deal with have suffered from
the 'Pinchot rule and regulation
plague," a disease unknown until the
advent of bureaucracy in our United
States government hut We had to suf
fer and will continue to suffer until we
have, as other great interests have, a
powerful organization as means of cure
and defense, and offense, too, if neces
sary. "The west has suffered most severely
in consequence of the losses sustained
t. citizens engaged in this very im
portant industry.
"In our own age it n train became noo-
ular to blaze a way at the wooL grow
ers. Theodore Roosevelt declared that
c ate up all the grass, destroyed the
land, and did not stop at that but went
elsewhere to repeat the process of de
vastation. I wish he had postponed
mat saying until after November S,
1910, and it would not have been takn
so seriously. But now that mild man
nered gentleman. President Taft, fol
lowing in the wake left by his illus
trious predecessor, President Roosevelt,
jumps on to us. I say that it is the
k-st straw and more than we can bear.
tie should be told of it and in no un
certain way. He is fair and all ve
want is a square deal. :
"The forest reserves were, rapidly
created by President Roosevelt at the
urgent request of Chief Forester Pin
chot. The Mr. Pinchot began to tell us
how many sheep to handle and where
to put them and when to put them, et;.
"His regulations took the place of
every law, written or unwritten. That
was really the basis of the controversy
between -the secretary of the interior,
Mr. Balhnger, and the chief forester,
Mr. Pinchot. Ballinger said in brief
you must not do these things, they are
not according to the law,' and Mr. Pin
chot said In brief. 'I am aware. of that,
but the law is wrong and my theory is
the only thing that will cure the evil.'
That efficient officer, Mr. Ballinger,
resisted the encroachment of the
theoretically minded man, Mr. Pinchot,
and the trouble started. The investiga
tinn xi-a s Voir? v. n i a 1 i
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TSalllngrer was fully justified and found
lu De a capable and competent officer."
Murdock Would Bar Express Com
panies From Competing With V. S.
WKhinP-trtYl Tqn C T- .1 . !
um,. 1 uclvi mine
whether the government has the pow
er to enforce its mail carrying
monopoly so as to ' prevent express
companies from handling the second,
third and fourth class mail matter.
Representative Victor Murdock (Kan.)
uiiereu a resolution in the house
asking for an investigation by the Ju-
umiy w-uiiiinii.ee 01 tnat Dody.
The. covftrnTinpn vnnnnni,.
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carrying extends to "letters and pack-
Any Person Or firm tu nrnViihUn
from competing with the government
in this Hni nnHay haniTM
. i nv.ti . y j.t71H.I l LltTTl.
Former Attorney General Wayne Mac-
V.ni.1. I . I. . . .
""s" J" ioox neia tnat tne word
"Packets" meant naplrsta rf l.ft.m-
and under such construction the ex-
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carry everything except first class mail
in direct competition with th
ReDresentattvo XTi . ...i i- ... r.i.. .v..,
the house commirfo. nn f,.n,.;.,..
duct an inquiry to determine whether
w.a suvciuiueni ii aa power, under ex
isting law, to extend its monopoly and
to compel the transportation of all sec
ond, third and fourth class matter
tnrougn the channels of the postoffice
department. If it ia nnt act,.
the judiciary committee' suggest leg
islation necessary to accomplish such
Two Masked Bandits Rob an El Paso
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 6. Two masked
bandits entered the office of the
Angelus hotel and robbed the safe of
aDout J5.000 in jcaSi. aod Jewelry. The
clerk and porter were forced into the
basement at the point of revolvers.
Thirteen safety deposit boxes were ex
tracted and carried away.
The boxes were found in the base
ment of the Angelus theater, adjoin
ing. All had been broken open.
The bandits forced the night clerk
to deliver the key to the inner door
of the safe before driving him into the
basement. One man then stood guard
in the basement while the other open
ed and looted the safe. The combina
tion was not set.
About 25 boxes, containing several
thousand dollars In cash and dia
monds, were left untouched. The
hotel cash box yielded J600. One box
left behind is said to have contained
$6,000 in gold.
FIRE LOSS $200,000.
Kansas City's Manufacturing Suburb
Scene of the Blaze.
Kansas City, Jan. 6. Fire which
started in the packing room of the
Kansas City Bolt ana Nut Works,
shortly before 3 o'clock this morning
did damage estimated at more than
$200,000 before being brought under
control an hour later. What.started
the blaze has not been learned by the
officials of the company.
The plant, which is located at Shef
field, in the eastern section of Kansas
City, and which covers an acre of
ground, is controlled largely by east
ern capital. The company was first
organized in 1888 and four years ago
the plant was improved and the out
put increased to one and a half mil
lion dollars a year. The total value of
the works is estimated at more than
1400,000. .
Flve-Year-OId Boy Then Ran Away to
Escape a Whipping.
Danville, Ky., Jan, 6. After his fa
ther had been arrested in connection
with the shooting of his grandmother.
a nve-year-old boy here confessed that
he had shot the woman accidentally
and had run away to escape a whip
ping. . . -
- The victim was Mrs. Nancy Carter,
60 years old. Her body was found in
her home at Junction City, four miles
south of here. The woman's son,
Clayton Carter, who had been mak
ing his home with .his mother, was
placed in jail.
News of his arrest spread rapidly
and rumora of a plan to lynch him
began to circulate. Then Carter's lit
tle son was found. The boy said ha
had been playing with a shotgun and
had pointed it at his grandmother in
play. When it was discharged he fled
and hid.
Masonic Funeral Notice.
There will be a special communica
tion of Siloam Lodge No. 225 on Satur
day, January 7, 1911, at 1 o'clock, at
Masonic temple, for the purpose of at
tending and conducting the funeral of
Bro. Lewis H. . Greenwood. Funeral
service at the residence, 1S21 Western
avenue, at 2 p. m. Cars from the hall.
All Master Masons invited to attend.
Owen J. . Wood.; Master No. 225; La
Roy M. Pen well. Master No. 17; Theron
C. Kirkpatrick, Master No. 51; Albert
H. Marshall, Master No. 90.
Disappointing Cables Give Set
back to Wheat.
Free Country Sales Bore Down
Corn Market.
Provisions Eased Off in Sympa
thy With Grain.
Cattle Steady to 5 Cents Higher
at Kansas City.
Chicago, Jan. 6. WHEAT Disappoint
ing cables caused. a setback today in
wheat prices here. Considering the big
advance on this side, and not overlooking
expected lightness of world shipments the
response at Liverpool seemed discourag
ingly small. Paris also showed only a
trithng gain. Furthermore, cash demand
here was reported slow, notwithstanding
activity northwest. The opening was a
shade lower to a shade higher. May
started at 99c to 9974c with the same
variation from last night as to the mar
ket as a whole. A decline to 99c fol
lowed. .
Big clearances from New York led to a
sharp rally later. The close was steady
with May c net higher at $1.00.
CORN Free countrv sales bore down
corn. In addition there was much profit
taking by local traders. Mav opened a
sixteenth to --Vic oft at 49c to 4ftc,
loucuea KaKc ana sa.nK to 4y4349-4c.
A rally ensued when wheat turned
strong. The close was steady with May at
49c, a net gain of a shade.
OATS Oats suffered from some pressure
because of the dip in corn. May started
a shade under last night at 34y.c and re
ceded to 34c. -
PROVISIONS-Provisions eased off a bit
in sympathy with grain. First sales un
changed to Dc lower; May pork going at
$18.75 to $18.80; May lard J10.12 to $10.15,
ana may rms to ?y.0.
RYE Cash: 81c.
BARLEY Cash: 6094c.
TIMOTHY Cash: J8.0O9.75; March,
$10.25. ...
CLOVER Cash: J10.0014.25; March,
Cotton Market.'
Galveston, Tex., -Jan. 6. COTTON
Market steady, 15c. . -
Plans on Foot to Organize a Million
Dollar Company.'
Monied men of the city have ex
pressed their approval of a plan look
ing towards the reorganization of the
Smith Automobile company with a
capitalization of a million dollars, and
It looks as though the factory, which
Is a Topeka concern, will be retained
in the city.
For three months the question of
the formation of a plan whereby the
plant that manufactures the "Great
Smith" car would be put on a finan
cial basis, has been given serious
thought by loyal Topeka citizens. They
were of the opinion that it would be a
great calamity to the capital city to
allow the plant to move to some ap
parently more enterprising town.
J. W. Going is one of the leaders in
the present scheme. "A plan of re
organization is being prepared and
considered," said he, "and the idea
has met with the approval of a good
many of the men with money in To
peka. I believe the plan is a feasible
one. It is being pushed by local busi
ness men, and as far as its having
anything to do with the Commercial
club there is nothing to it.
"The Smith Automobile company is
a Topeka concern and should -be re
tained here by all means. To allow
the company to go to some other city
would mean that a check would be
given to the growth of Topeka.
"The plan as proposed will enable
the plant to enlarge to a sufficient ex
tent to meet all demands. The point
has come in the existence of the com pany
where it must have more capital
or go out of business.
"Stock in the new company will be
issued to the holders of stock in the
old concern in exchange for their
holdings. Enough of the million dol
lars in stock will be paid in to pay
off all indebtedness, and enough ready
cash left on hand to meet the re
quirements of the growth of the com
pany for the present.
"The announcement of our plan is
rather premature, but I have every
confidence in the future of the new
company, as I believe that the plans
will be carried out."
Wichita is a strong bidder for the
Smith Auto plant, but It now looks as
though Wichita had but little chance
of getting the concern.
goqdTndians found.
There Are 192 of Them Living To
gether in Texas.
Washington, Jan. 6. Indians that
do not drink to any extent, that have
abandoned tribal customs and adopt
ed the white man's ways, that have
built little one story houses for their
residences and are self sustaining
these are the Alabama Indians in
Texas, according to a report sent to
congress today by Secretary Bal
linger. The investigation of the conditions
of the Indians was directed by con
gress. The interior department re
ported that there are 192 of them,
that they have made marked progress
iri civilization, are peaceable and law
abiding and have no claims on the gov
ernment, but would like more land to
cultivate and a school for manual
training. '
May Become a National Organization
Chicago, Jan. 6. That the change of the
Western Golf association to a national or
ganization is far from a dead issue, was
the opinion expressed by a prominent W.
G. A. official yesterday, who said he would
not be surprised if the movement, which
is supposed to have died out, would spring
up at the meeting January 21.
"There has been a lot more talk on
this matter than the average golfer
tWnks." said the official. "For my part,
I don't think -it would take much of a
breeze to make the flame burn even high
er than it did last year, and if the least
bit of antagonism is shown toward the
west at the annual meeting of the United
States Golf association next week, look
out for a warm time at the W. G. A.
Two Ranchmen. Burned to Death.
Cheyenne, Wo., Jan. 6. The ranch
home of William- Todd, eight mile3
south of Pinedale. this state, burned
last night and two ranch hands, Chas.
Netton and John McCune, were cre
mated in the ruins.
To Insure Yourselves Best Results Consign to
Live Stock Commission Merchants, Stock Yards, Kan. City
We Also Have Oar Own Offices at Chicago. So. St, Joseph, So. Oma
ha, Denver . Sioux City. So. St. Fast, E. Buffalo, E. St. Louis and
Fort Worth.
Chicago Grain Market.
Chicago. Jan. 6.
Open Hign uiw Jlo
Jan. 95'i 96 Xti 96
Mav 1.00 99 100
July 957i-96 9ti - 96 9V4
Sept 94 94 93-4-94 94
May 49- 49 49 49
July 50- 50 49-50 50-
Sept 51A 60 514
May 34 34 3414 34-
July .'. 34- 34 34- 34
Sept 33 33- 33Vi 33-
Jan ..19.75 '30.3I 19.75 20.22
May 18.75-8019.17 18.75 19.12
May 10.12 10.32 10.12 10.27
Jan 10.45 10.87 10.45 10.80
May 9.87 10.12 9.87 10t07
Kansas City iroduce Market.
Kansas City, Jan. 6 WHEAT Cash:
Market unchanged to lc higher. No. 2
hard. 93&99e; No. 3, 9-298c; No. 2 red,
Jl.0irfil.02f No. 3. 99c(&,1.0f.
CORN Market unchanged to Vc lower.
No.'2 mixed, 43c; No. 3, 42c; No. 2 white,
43iS43c; No. 3, 42c.
OATS Market unchanged. No. 2 white,
32c; No. 2 mixed. 31&31c.
RYE No. 2, 7477c. '
HAY Market unchanged. Choice tim
othv, $14.0014.50; choice prairie, J12.00.
BUTTER Creamery,- 2Sc; firsts, 25c;
seconds, 23c; packing stock, 17c.
EGGS Extras, 30c; firsts, 28c; seconds,
WHEAT Receipts. 28 cars.
CLOSE: WHEAT May, 9Sg9Sc bid;
Julv, 92VW92c sellers.
CORN May, 4747c bid; July, 4S
Chicago Produce Market.
Chicago, Jan. 6. BUTTER Market
steady. Creameries, 2229c; dairies, 20
EGGS Market steady. Receipts 1,814
cases; at mark, cases included, 1922e;
firsts, 30c; prime firsts, 32c.
CHEESE Market steady. Daisies, 15
15c; Twins, 1313c; Young Americas,
IMm'Zc; Ixmg Horns, 1515c.
POTATOES Market steady. Choice to
fancy, 43g45c; fair to good. 3S42c.
POULTRY Market strong. Turkeys,
dressed, 22c; chickens, live, 13c; dressed,
14c; springs, live, 13e; dressed, 14c.
VEAL Market firm. 50 to 60 lb. wts.,
8V;; 60 to S5 lb. wts., 10c; 85 to 110 lb.
wts., llc; old roosters, live 10c; dressed.
New York Produce Market.
New York, Jan. 6. BUTTER Market
weak. Creamery specials, 29c; extras,
2Sc: third to firsts. 2227c: held second to
specials, 2328c; state dairy, common
to tine, iSWSiW, process, second to spec
ial tMr'4o .
CHEESE Market steady and unchang
EGGS Market firm. Western gathered,
white, 3640c; fresh gathiered dirties No.
1. 25c; ditto No. 2, 2324c; refrigerator,
first in local storage, 24g25c; ditto second,
POULTRY Alive, firm; western chick
ens, 15t?15c; fowls, 1616c; turkeys, 15
18c. Dressed. Irregular; western chick
ens, 1217c; fowls, 1215c; turkeys, 16
New York Stock Market.
Wall St., New York, Jan. 6 STOCK S
First prices in the stock market today
were mostly unchanged but the market
soon developed an improving tendency
under the leadership of Union Pacific and
Reading which advanced respect
ively. Canadian Pacific also jumped 1V4
and Minneapolis, St. Paul and S. S. Marie
Special stocks made considerable prog
ress upwards but the market generally
moved verv narrowly and seemed to lack
effective leadership. The Canadian group
was bid up confidently and several other
specialties that have been showing recent
strength were also strong but the move
ment in these stocks did not influence
the general list much.
Extensive buying of the American To
bacco securities revived gossip about the
forthcoming judicial decision. In the out
side market the stocks of controlled com
panies were strong and on the exchange
heavy buying of the four per cent bonds
sent them up 2 points and the preferred
stocks Vi. Elsewhere in the market op
erations were conducted in a rather in
different manner. There were some good
advances in some of the less active
stocks. United Railway and Investment
moved up 2, the preferred and Wiscon
sin Central 2, and "Wabash preferred 1.
United States Rubber broke 1. St. Louis
Southwestern preferred lhi and General
Electric 1. Near noon there was a decline
In the Standard stocks, Reading, U. S.
Steel and various other .issues- falling
slightly below yesterday's closing.
Bonds were firm.
Professional operators stood about idly
on the floor waiting for something to
turn up and bought or sold a few hundred
shares of stock occasionally which tur
nis'hed about the only business transacted.
Fluctuations were within narrow limits
with most stocks ruling close to yester
day's final prices. .
JCew York Money Market.
New York, Jan. 6. MONEY Money on
call easier, 244 per cent; ruling rate.
4 per cent; closing bid 3 per cent; offered
at 3 per cent; time loans more active; 60
days, 33 per cent, and 90 days 3 per
cent; six months, 3g4 per cent. '
CLOSE: Prime mercantile paper 4 to
5 per cent.
Sterling exchange steady at an advance
with actual business in bankers' bills at
t4.82.504.82.75 for 60 day bills and at 4.85.70
for demand. Commercial bills $4.81
SILVER Bar silver, 54c; Mexican dol
lars. 46c.
BONDS -Government bonds steady, rail
road bonds firm.
New York Sugar and Coffee Market.
New York, Jan. 6. SUGAR Raw,
steady; Muscovado, 89 test, t3.36; centri
fugal, 96 test, J3.86; molasses, 89 test, J3.ll.
Refined, quiet.
Kansas City Live Stock Market.
Kansas City, Jan. 6. CATTLE Receipts
3,000. including 100 . southerns. Market
steady. Native steers, $5.25&7.00; southern
steers, $5.0O6.O0; southern cows, $3.0Cxa4.75;
native cows and heifers, $3.056.00; stock
ers and feeders. $4.255.70; bulls. Si.OO'ila.lO;
calves, J4.50gS.50; western steers, J4.7o6.25;
western cows, $3.00ciS.OO.
HOGS Receipts 6,500. Market steady to
5c lower. Bulk of sales, J7.90t97.95; heavy,
$7.90aS.0O; packers and butchers, J7.90
8.00; lights, J7.857.95.
SHEEP Receipts 3,000. Market 10 to 15c
higher. Muttons. t3.504.25; lambs, J5.50H
6.35; fed wethers and yearlings, J4.0O5ja.5O;
fed western ewes, J3.25-4.00.
Chicago Live Stock Market..
Chicago, Jan. 6. CATTLE Receipts
estimated at 3,000. Market weak. Beeves,
$4.657.00; Texas steers. J4.254f6.40; western
steers, $4.30S6.0O; stockers and feeders.
J3.75S5.80; cows and heifers, J2.606.30;
calves. J7.00ig9.26.
HOGS Receipts estimated at 23.000.
Market 5c lower. Light. J7.75r8.05; mixed,
J7.75(&.10: heavy. J7.75g.10; rough, J7.75
8.15; good to choice heavy, J7.S5a.8.10; pigs,
J7.50S8.fl6; bulk of sales. $7.958.06.
SHEEP Receipts estimated at 9.000.
Market steady. Native, 12.604.50; west
ern, J2.75fi4.50; yearlings, J4.75Q5.80; lambs,
native, J4.75ti.55; western, J5.0O6.55.
WHEAT Receipts, 9,600 bushels; ship
ments, ai.700 bushels.
CORN Receipts, 196,200 bushels; ship
ments, 347.660 bushels.
Car lot receipts: Wheat 12 cars, with 7
of contract grade; corn 172 cars, with 1
of contract grade; oat's 106 cars.
Total receipts of wheat at Chicago, Min
neaoolis and Duluth. today were 131 cars,
compared with 266 cars last week and 2S0
cars the corresponding day a year ago. -
Vnsaa City Llvo Stock Sales.
(.The following sales were raada this
morning at the Stock Tatds, Kansas
City, u.nd reported over long distance
telephone direct to the State Journal by
Clay, Robinson & Co.. live stock commis
sion merchants, with offices at all mar
kets. Kansas City, Jan. 6. CATTLE Receipt
3,000 head. Market steady to 6c higher.
HOGS Receipts 6,600 head. Market
steady. Bulk of sales, J7.907.95; top, JS.OO.
SHEEP Receipt 3,000 head. Market
steady. Lambs, J6.25; wethers, J4.25.
Wt Price.lNo. Wt.
..1231 J6.15 I 27 1141
..1020 5.65 38 1260
.. 960 5.75 I 1 790
. 4.26
22 1054
37 1141
1. 11S0
2 1200
12 675
30 783
2... .....1020
1 600
22 837
19 759
1 970
1 1370
2... 671
11 630
16 -. 738
.. 780
. 721
. 917
.... 180
.... S43
.... 243
.... 264
.... 197
... 170
... 110
... 320
5.25 I 1...
6.00 I 1...
4.75 I
.. 216
.. 236
.. 186
.. 310
Topeka Markets.
Furnished by the Chas Wolff Packing
Co.. yards close at noon Saturday. We
cannot use pigs, thin sows or hogs
weighing less than 170 lbs. Do not mar
ket hogs unless same are well finished,
as we cannot use half fat stuff. We give
below prices effective at once, until fur
ther notice.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 6.
Market closed all day Monday, Decem
ber 26th, and Monday. January 2, 1911.
MIXED AND BUTCHERS.,. .....$7.60(37 60
HEAVY 7.6o27:&5
LIGHT 7.467 55
(Can't use thin hogs or ihoao ussier Hi
Cows, good to choice.. J3.504.2t
Cows, medium to good 00a Xa
Heifers, good to choice s 754 54
Heifers, medium to good Zocm-iii
Bulls, good to choice 60!4 on
Bulls, medium to good 2 75?'so
Veal, extra to good, light l oois 50
Veal, good to choice, heavy i ools'oo
(Cattle must be good. Cannot use tnln
Market price nald for dry Tot cattla.
Furnished by The Continental Creamer
Co.. Topeka. Kan. mery
N Y. EGGS 3435c.
N Y-, 2SJ29c: Elgin, 30c. s' S1-
Wholesale prices furnished br p..
- City Market House Cop,s
EGGS Fresh country, candied 57c
POULTRY Hens heavy. lOc; ijihc;
broilers. 1 and 2 lbs.. 12c; 2 and 4 ihV'
9c; course young roosters. Sc; old rooster,
6c. Turkeys, 7 lbs. and over. lg. rfi5
Toms, 17c. Ducks F.: F. F., 12c Geese F
V. F.. 9c. Pigeons, - per do..' Sr:se0Vi
pigeons in 5 doz. lots. 75c per dox
NO. 1 RABBITS-Per doz.. gSet dressed
rabbits, per doz.. J1.10. ' aressed
GUINEAS Per doz., $2.60.
BUTTER Packing stock per ,h .
Fo?M butter and pounJ
Furnished by Sam-1 E. Lux. WholiSS
Fruit and Produce I
BANANAS Medium sized buncne ....
bunch. J2.002 25; large iuncheS 52
bunch. J2.50&2.75; per lb., 3c. per
ALMERI A GRAPES Per bbl., r? 00
BOX APPLES Fancy York imrf-.!.
per box. tl.50: Fancy Ben Davis, per ho,
J1.50; Fancy Ganos, per box, Jl 76- evT
Winesaps. per box, Jl. 75; Fancy ArkVj.
Blacks, per box, $2,00; Fancy Missouri
Pippins, per box, J1.7u. -"'ssouri
NAVEL GRAN GES Per box. J26(!M
J4.2504.5O. w Do
perfS8 FanCy McFarland,
Fancy Jerseys, per box, in 3 box lots' tt no'
PACKAGE FIGS-Per box. 12 carton
COLORADO HON E Y Per 24-rack ca
S3 75 case,
SPANISH ONIONS Per crate. Si ka
ONIONS-Per bu.. J1.25. vLOBEJ
WHITE ONIONS Per bu., Jl 40
crate. J2.7&. " Pe
ROOT VEGETABLES Turnips, per bu
fOc; beets, per bu., 75c; parsnips, ner h"
tec; carrots, per bu.. 85c; Rutabagas, per
CHEESE L. H. cheese, per lb iri',..
Limburger, per lb., 17c; Wis. yellow w
lbs., per lb.. 17c: Wis. white, 30 1 lbs 'rJ?
lb., 17c; New Wisconsin Brick, ner
17c; Block Swiss. 25 to 30 lbs. each, per
OYSTERS Standards. per can
New York Plain Selects, per can S5
New York Extra Selects, per can JSl
New York Counts, per can 50c- stT?S"
ards. per gallon. Jl.SO; New Tork Plain
Selects, per gai.. Jl.SO; New York Fx?r2
Selects, per gal., J2.00; New York Count?
per gal.. J2.20: Baltimore Standard eai
J1.45: Shell oysters, 1,400 size, per 100 t in
CELERY Mammoth, per bunch: kv?:
Jumbo, per bunch, 75c. SOc-
crated, J1.50. - er cwt"
TABLE POTATOES-Colorado Rurals
per bu.. 85c; Western Slope, Colorados, per
Topeka Hide Market.
Quotations rurnlshed by James C Smith
Hide Co.. 108 East Third St.
Topeka, Kan.. Jan e
Hides Natives, short haired. No 1 ir
No. 2, Sc; side brands, over 40 flat
1, 8c;side brands under 40 flat. No 1
7d; bulls and stags, No. 1, gc- jj
7c; bulls side branded, flat. No. 17
green salt cured glue, flat. No. 1 'siic
green salt cured deacons, each. 50S35V
slunks. each. 25tj lac. '
Green uncured hides lc less than same
grade cured.
Green frozen hides are No. 2
Green half cured. c less than carrt
Horse hides, green No. 2. J2 75a?2?
horse hides. No. 2. J1.752.25; green do nV
hides, 75cJ150: sheep pelts. reen 35ca
J1.O0; dry. according to wool, per lb., sa
TALLOW No. 1. 6c: No. 2, la.
DRY HIDES Dry flint. butch.ter
heavy. 18c: dry flint culls. 10c: drv seS
heavy. (18 lbs. and up). 14c; dry salt." liVht
(under 18 lbs ). 12c; dry sheep pelts, gafjo
WOOL-Heavy fine. 1012c; ColoradSt
New Mexico. Utah and Texas- Liirht
medium, 1416c; light fine, 1314c- heavy
fine. 1012c; Missouri. Iowa and similar!.
Choice inediiun combing, 1820c; medium
clothing. 16 18c: low and braid, 14ic
light flue and fine medium, 14ai6c- heaww
fine. 1012c: Kansas, Nebraska, and Okla
homa: Bright medium. 1416c: dark mel
lum. 1214c; light fine. 12fll4c
Topeka Grain Market.
Furnished by J. B. BillarU, coruer Kan
sas ave.. and Curtis st.
Topeka, Kan.. Jan. .
WHEAT No. 2. 80I&S5C
- OATS 20c

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