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THE TOPEKA. DAILY STATE JOURNAIi DECEMBER, 31, 1912
LESS FALL WHEAT Board of Agriculture Report on Fall Showing. The Acreage, on November Figures, 7,636,000 Acres. In a report issued late Monday even ing;, the secretary of the state board of agriculture shows that the fall's owinK of wheat In Kansas is 179.000 acres less than the year before. The total acreage In this state according to Mr. Coburn's report is 7.636.000. The estimate constitutes the November fjsures In the secretary's office. The report in full follows: Correspondents of the state board of agriculture, in November estimated that the past fall's sowing of wheat in Kansas would amount to 7,636.000 acres. This is 179,000 acres less than in the year before but it should be noted that sowing has progressed more or less in some portions even until the present time, according to later reports. The November estimate is of course sub ject to revision next spring, and finally will be superseded entirely by the re turns of assessors, but in a general way the present approximations will serve every practical purpose. The November report of correspond ents shows that 63 counties sowed less wheat than a year ago. 43 more, and 9 the same acreage. The western and eastern thirds of the state are where the decreases are most common, but by far the heaviest falling off is in the west, and particularly in seven or eight ofthe northwestern counties. Sheridan leading with 48,000 acres less, and Thomas, adjoining, coming next with a decreae of 46,000 acre. The central third is where more wheat was sown in the main, and especially In the sosuthern half of this third, one of the most Important wheat-growing regions in the world, where the acreage is always large. Each of the railroad less counties in the southwestern cor ner also report increases, but their ag gregates are comparatively small. Reno and Pratt are credited with the great est gains, or 13,350 and 12,411 acres respectively, with Stafford, Kingman, Harper, Sedgwick. Kiowa and Sumner following all in the southern part of the central third. Barton with 274,581 acres, although having slightly less than a year ago is still ahead of any other county. Reno is second, with 253,532 acres; Paw nee third, with 248,199 acres: Stafford fourth, with 242,966 acres: Ford, with a falling off. fifth, with 226.011 acres; and Pratt sixth, with 219,273 acres. No other counties have so much as 200.000 acres in wheat, but 26 have 100,000 or more acres each. Many fields have been and are afford ing luxuriant grazing, and on the whole, the condition is excellent. More moisture would be acceptable every where, not only for the wheat but also to replenish the supplies of stock water which here and there is running low. This suggests to those who now and then find themselves incon venienced by a shortage the desirabil-' ity of sinking wells to the strata of never-failing water, and pumping with gasoline engines, thus doing away for all time with the possibility of this drawback. Moreover, the quality of well water is infinitely superior to that from a pond at its best. The fall weather has been wonder fully mild and pleasant and most favorable for all farm work, and was never more so for feeding operations. The following table gives the number of acres sown to wheat in Kansas in the fall of 1912 and also 1911, the latter as returned by assessors and the farmer ns renorted bv the board s cor respondents, in November, and also the increases or decreases, by counties. IT MADE HER SICK So Girl Told Parents She Had Taken Poison. Youth lVho Made Suicide Pact With Her Jailed. Winter wheat. COUNTIES The State Allen Anderson Atchison Barber Barton Bourbon Brown Butler Chase Chautauqua Cherokee Cheyenne Clark .' Clay cloud Coffey Comanche Cowley Crawford Decatur Dickinson Doniphan Douglas Kdwards Klk F.llis Kllswortb Kinney Ford Franklin Hoary tiove Graham Grant 5ray Greeley Creenwood ...... Hamilton Harper Harvev Haskell Hodgeman .lackson Jefferson Jewell Johnson Kearny Kingman Kiowa Labette latv leavenworth ... Lincoln Linn ....', Logan - I von ----- -- Marion ........... Marrhall ..... Mcpherson Meade Miami Mitchell Montgomery .... Morris Morton Nemaha Neosho Ness Norton Osage Osborne Ottawa Pawnee Phillips Pottawatomie ... Pratt Rawlins Reno Republic nice Riley Rooks Rush KuHsell Saline Pcott Pedgwick Peward Shawnee Sheridan Sherman Smith Stafford Stanton Stevens Sumner Thomas Trego Wabaunsee AVallace AVashington Wichita Wilson Woodson Wyandotte Sown fall of 1911 Acres. 7,815,342 9,153 7,143 62,565 74,542 277,365 8.04S 58.2(17 10.727 2.527 8.2AS 58.221 43.492 S.972 87,117 130.301 12.7S9 95.155 24.803 32.S17 135.0P9 . 106,367 89,697 38.398 173.307 5.349 213,389 . 134.2HO 10,310 237,907 . 18.S90 19.545 90,658 129,835 1.1S8 60,385 SO 2.751 1,684 . 125,113 86.541 5.673 . 49,150 . 89.065 . 47.461 . 73,424 . 59,014 4.SO . 1 32.293 162.776 33.247 - 54.34) - 49.185 113.54.'! 18.511 - 34.371 - 11.582 . 84.641 . 77,877 . 141,184 . 107.102 51.706 . "129,738 29,447 8.035 711 . S9.S39 . 15.644 . 74.865 4.904 16.911 134.096 105,870 243,333 122,744 20.463 . 3f6.862 . 130.145 239,182 76.823 147,150 - 20.055 . 181.619 . 196.052 . 177.694 . 122.527 . 17.69-) . 138,339 . 38.226 . 1S.3S? . 118,339 . 16.003 . SS.102 .. 233,622 492 7,593 .. 143.096 .. 161.566 .. 115.349 .. 17.212 2.1 !T . 75,996 8.35.8 .. 16.628 5928 . 10.535 Sown fall of 1912 Acres. " 7,636.282 6.865 5.642 50.462 81.996 274,581 4.988 61.117 10.727 2,046 8.K-2 5S.S03 42.622 99,881 89,730 134.210 12.277 9S,0i)9 26,127 29.863 106,728 109.547 41.284 39.54.1 171,574 5,349 194.1S3 136.884 9,588 226.011 15.678 19.545 68.900 116.851 1.209 55.927 545 2,558 1.566 133,870 90.873 6.580 62.099 33,549 46,986 70.47 59,014 4.51,5 . 141.553 170,914 36.906 46.732 50.6O) 111.292 13.327 20,966 10.423 86.333 76.319 142.595 85.681 44,984 129.73S 25.913 6.026 725 38.552 12.671 80.843 76.872 14,205 131.414 106.92S 248,199 121.516 21.486 219.273 137.953 253.632 74.518 147.160 18.049 176.170 194,091 179,470 127.428 8.845 146.639 36.696 16.357 69.820 20,163 80.846 S.966 615 9.263 150.261 104.5SO 110.735 17.212 1.748 78.276 4.597 17.625 5.928 11,167 Decrease 179,060 2,288 1,501 2.103 ' 2.774 3.058 481 166 870 512 2,954 28,371 1.733 19,206 11,896 3.212 21.758 12.9S4 145 193 118 3.516 475 2.937 211 Increase 7,454 ' 2,9.6 552 2.909 2,613 3,iK ' 2 ,854 1,244 3,19- 1.5S7 1,151 2,68! 5,342 8,757 4,327 3v7 2.949 7.608 "'251 6.184 13,405 1,159 "i558 21.421 6,722 9.2-V) 8.1SS 2,-9 1,632 ' i,4ii 3.534 2,009 787 2,973 1S.032 2,706 2,682 1,228 2.305 2.006 6,449 1,961 8.845 L530 11 "5.93S 1.05$ 4,866 242.! 4S.519 "4.256 46.9S6 4,614 437 3!761 1,023 12.411 7,8.8 14,35 1.776 4,901 8,300 4,160 9,3 14 13 1.670 7,155 2.273 ' " si; "6U2 HE ORDERS A CHANGE. Secretary MaeVeagh Revolutionizes Business Methods of Treasury. Washington, Dec. 31. Secretary MaeVeagh has ordered a revolutionary change in the business methods of the treasury department in handling the income and expenditures of the federal government which is expected to les en interference by the treasury with the fiscal operations of the country, make the government deposits in United State depositaries more active and inure to the benefit of the pub lic by obviating the payment of ex change on government checks. Kffective February 1 the accounts of ihe federal disbursing officers' will be placed with the treasurer of the Vnited States and all disbursing offi cers' checks drawn on that official may be cashed by any national bank desig nated as a United States depositary. Banks making such payments may im mediately replenish the specified ac count from federal customs or inter nal revenue receipts deposited. Trie banks thus will forward to the sub treasuTy only the excess of receipts over expenditures. If the expendi tures are greater than the receipts, the subtreasuries will supply the de ficiency. In this manner it is explained, much of the government's business will be transacted without the actual use of currency. It will be an extension of the clearing house principle to the government and the banks will check expenditures against receipts and then make their settlements with the treas ury. All checks in payment of customs and internal revenue receipts which are turned into the subtreasuries, un der the existing system, must be con verted into actual money before they can be paid out on the checks of dis bursing officers. TAFT CHURCH TO BUILD All Souls Unitarian AY ill Erect $300, 04)0 Building. "Washington, Dec. 31. The congre gation of All Souls Unitarian church of which President Taft is a member has decided to -begin at once the erec tion of a new building to cost $300. 000 and which when completed will be the last word in ecclesiastical arch itecture. The announcement was made today that the building would be equipped with a gymnasium, social center rooms and other adjuncts not now a part of the present structure. Efforts will be made to lay the cor nerstone before March 4, so that President Taft may officiate at the attendant Masonic ceremonies hefnm he leaves the Whit House. Kansas City, Dec. 31. Lloyd Hig gins, 16 years old, eon of F. A. Hig gins, a dentist of Ottawa, Kansas, re ceived a miniature photograph of Gol die Barrett of Turner, Kansas, from a friend a year ago. He wrote to Gol die and Goldie wrote to him. After three months' correspondence Lloyd went to Turner to see Goldie. Christ -r as day they told their parents that they wanted to marry, but the parents objected. "When we found we couldn't get married we decided we wanted to die," Lloyd said at the Wyandotte county jail. "So we bough;, a big bottle of poison and each of us took half of it and put our arms around each other and laid down to die, but it made Goldie awful sick, and when she found that she wasn't going to die, she got scared and told her mother what we had done. They sent lor a doctor and lie restored me to con sciousness." AVrote Letter in Cell. The youth's father was called and he took the boy home in a motor car. LJoyd, however, had determined that he would step out in the world and make his own way, so he returned to Kansas City. He wei.t to Turner yes terday afternoon to call on Miss Gol die. While seated in the parlor Joseph Brady and William McMullen, deputy sheriffs, arrested him by re quest of his father. In his cell Lloyd wrote the following letter: My Dear Goldie: I am now sitting on an old iron bed here in the jail, looking out through the window won dering how my little girlie is. I am in here with the rest of the bunch. It is now about 3:30 o'clock. Papa and the sheriff from Ottawa are coming up after me. I don't where I will end up at. I never thought it would come to this. I may not get to write to you for a while, but I will write just as soon as I can. I will mail this when I get a chance. I have been singing our old song, "Beautiful Isle of Some where." Goldie, you will always be true to me and always stick by me, won't you, dear? Well, now, I will close with this little piece of poetry: I sit here in this jail in the saddest of plight, Doomed, I guess, to stay here all night: But when at last I am free, I am going to see how good I can be. W. P. Latman, sheriff of Franklin county, and Mr. Higgins came for the boy and took him home. CASTRO IS HELD UP. Former President of Arenezuela Taken to Ellis Island. after Sunday for two or three weeks in charge of .; Dr. Edwin Locke, the pastor. ROCKEFELLER TREED. Kvery Avenue- of Escape Is Being Watched by Detectives. New York, ec. 31. Cipriano Castro, ex-president of Venezuela, seeking en trance to this country after a long residence abroad, was take.n off, the steamship La Touraine., at quarantine today and removed to ' . Ellis Island pending a decision whether he will be allowed to enter the United States. Castro is traveling under the assumed name of Ruiz but was easily identified by the officials. They were accompanied by an in terpreter and on boarding La Touraine immediately held a conference with the captain. He directed them to Castro's stateroom where they presented their credentials and explained that they had orders from the government to take him to Ellis Island. "If those are the laws of your coun try, I must comply," was Castro's only comment. His baggage w-as hastily gathered and he was taken on board the govern ment boat. Immigrant, which started immediately for Ellis Island. Castro was dressed in a dark suit and a fur lined overcoat and wore a high silk hat. He carried a gold headed cane. His skin was sallow, but he appeared in good health. Upon Castro's physical condition he is said to have suffered for some time with an infectious disease may to enter the country. Physicians will to enter the country. Physician's will examine him at a meeting of a special board of inquiry late today. It is said an unfavorable finding by them would be sufficient to debar him. Whatever the outcome of the board meeting it was understood that Cas tro would be allowed to make the usual formal application for a re hearing in case the decision today is against him. This would delay pro ceedings for a sufficient time to enable the government to obtain documentary evidence from Venezuela of charges made against him there. As La Touraine neared land, Castro, in wire less messages declared that he was coming to the United States simply for a visit and for travel. One of the messages read: "I am going simply as a traveler for a short sojourn with the idea of see ing for myself the great nation of Washington and Lincoln." Another message read: "My coming proves that I am neith er a revolutionist nor a sick man. Each of these terms excludes the oth er. Truth cannot be distorted. That you should insult me simply because I visit you is inconceivable." The deposed ruler of Venezuela is accompanied by his valet who went with him to Ellis island. At the de tention station. Commissioner Wil liams's secretary said Castro would not be closelv confined. WATCH MEETING. Services Tonight at Euclid Clmrch to Tell Old Tear Goodby. Watch night services will be held tonight at the Euclid Avenue Metho dist church beginning at 7:45 o'clock. The opening services will be a song service under the direction of C. A. Sloan. The Rev. D. A. Shutt, pastor of the East Side Methodist church will preach a sermon followed by a short testimony meeting. At about 10 o'clock an intermission of an hour will be taken during which the Ladies' Aid society will serve refreshments. At about 11 o'clock the watch service proper will begin, ending with' the sac rament of the Lord's supper just be fore midnight. The services will be preparatory to a revival meeting which will begin next Sunday. Beginning Thursday night daily prayer meetings, also pre paratory to the revival, will begin. The protracted services will continue New York, Dec. 31. Both the coun try estate of Wm. Rockefeller at Tar rytown and his Fifth avenue residence and the. New York residences of -his two daughters, Mrs. D, Hunter McAl pin and Mrs. M. H. Dodge; were still surrounded by detectives today ready to trap the oil millionaire-and serve him with a subpoena demanding his presence before. the Pujo money trust investigating committee." So thorough ly has the net'.been spread that Ser-geant-at-Arms .Riddell. of , the .house, who is personally -in command of the forces, believes" thatMr. Rockefeller will be served bfore- another 24 Lours. For weeks; past lie has been sought in vain. Every- person entering or leaving the residences under guard is being subjected to the closest scrutiny; every exit is guarded and the guards said today that they were prepared for an indefinite siege. Big Force Employed. Washington, Dec. SI. Practically the entire staff of the office of the sergeant-at-arms of the house of representatives has left the capitol to aid in the at tempt to serve William Rockefeller with a subpoena to appear in connection with the money trust inquiry. Most of, the deputies are on guard at the- town house of Mr. Rockefeller in Fifth ave nue, New York city; " - Acting Sergeant-at-arms Riddell is anxious to serve the oil magnate and get his force back to. Washington be fore the house convenes Thursday. If the subpoena is not served today Mr. Riddell will probably leave the search in charge of one of his deputies and return to Washington. It became known today that to pro tect his interests and-to frustrate any possible attempt by subpoena servers to enter his home forcibly, Mr. Rocke feller has himself employed private detectives. Their faces could be . seen in the windows of the Fifth avenue residence today. They are from a rival agency to that which ' is aiding the government. D. Walter F. Chappel. Mr. Rocke feller's physician entered the Fifth avenue residence today and remained there for some time. This, in the opinion of the subpoena servers indi cated beyond a doubt that Mr. Rocke feller was within. RALLY JN WHEAT A Big Decrease in the Euro ' ' pean" Visible Supply. Absence of Moisture Southwest . Also Helps the Balls. LIBERAL SUES ADVANCE CORN Buying , by Shorts Gives Firm . . Tone to Oats. - Support by Packers Lends Strength to Previsions. Chicago, Dec. Si. WHEAT-Wheat ral lied today on account of a big decrease in the European visible supply. At first, however, the market was weak, the result of favorable weather in Argentine and of large receipts northwest. Absence of -moisture southwest helped the bulls. Opening prices varied from 4e lower to a shade advance. May started at '91Vi 9H4C to 9H4C a loss of c to &c and j Fear of damage owing to lack of snow covering brought about additional firm ness. The effect thouerh faMori tn in,' The closing prices were steady with May He net higher at 91ic. - CORN Corn advanced Jn consequence of" liberal sales for shipment, including much to exporters. - May opened un changed to a sixteenth higher at 48J448Vic and climbed to 48c. Later the market dropped back as a result of fine weather. -The close was easy with May c net higuer at 48& 48c. ' OATS Shorts buying of December mads oats firm for all months. May, which started the same as last night to a shade up at S2o to 32(p32c hardened to 32 33c. --.'.'.. -PROVISION'S Support ' from packers gave provisions a show of strength. First sales' ranged . from 2c" lower to a like advance with May $18.00 for pork, $9.77i to $9.80 for lard and (9.70 for ribs. , RYE No. 2, 63Hc BARLEY 4975o: - ' TIMOTHY 3.CO3.90. CLOVER $10.0018.00. NEW KANSAS LEAGUE, Hutchinson and Emporia May Enter Gafford Circuit. Hutchinson. Kan., Dec. 31. Hutch inson can get a baseball franchise. Baseball men here have a chance to buy the Minneapolis franchise of the Central Kansas League cheap. With the exception of two pitchers, the club is practically intact. Towns of the C. K. League are anx ious to have Hutchinson line up a new Kansas State" League with the fol lowing clubs in .the league: Sallna, Manhattan, Junction City, Emporia, Newton, Hutchinson, Lyons and Great Bend. Emporia. after"having several years of successful pity league baseball is trying to land a berth' in the Central Kansas League, and all of the other towns in the league are anxious to hav;e Hutchinson put a club into the circuit. Great Bend is especially friendly and would help Hutchinson . get a berth in the league. POLITICAL GOSSIP. (Continued from Page One.) swings with the - penddlum of party success or defeat. And with a change in the state administration, the present secretary of the board of health, is in a position to lose his place. Crumbine has been regarded as a really valuable man on the board. No Democratic can didates have announced themselves as seekers of Crumbine's scalp and in cer tain precincts in Lawrence it is hoped that no change will be made. The re moval of Crumbine means that the ma jority of the medical board will be of Democratic complexion. Governor-Elect George H. Hodges has not indicated his attitude in respect to tne removal ui Crumbine from the board of health. James "W. Orr, of Atchison, is an avowed candidate for the Democratic nomination as United States senator in 1914. The announcement of the -well known Atchison lawyer's candidacy was made public last night. Orr ap parently has the inside track in the speakership tignt in tne liua legisla ture and when the roll call is taken it is probable that his only formidable opponent will be "Iron Jaw" W. L. Brown of Kingman. Orr has been a leader in Democratic politics in the First district and in Kansas for a number of years. In the 1911 legislative session he was one of the minority floor leaders in the lower house. ' He is a shrewd, tactful lawyer and politician and in the senatorial fight two years hence, he will proba bly cause his running mate much an noyance and perhaps some sleepless nights. Last spring Orr was on the Kansas delegation to the Baltimore conven tion. He was largely instrumental in swinging the Kansas delegation from Clark to Wilson. This move has put him-in high standing with the Wilson forces of the state and likewise won him no plaudits from the more en thusiastic Clark supporters. When the Wilson leaders met in New York re cently, Orr was the only man to rep resent Kansas in the conference which discussed the distribution of national (patronage. It was believed that Orr would be a candidate for some appointment under the Wilson administration. But the Atchison man stoutly declared that he was in no wise a candidate for any appointment. Orr's real desire is to go to the United States senate. And with his early announcement and the strong indication that he may win the house speakership, he should be able tc strengthen his cause long before the real opening of the 1914 campaign. Hattie George proposed to me lat night. Mattie Did he? That must have been right after I refused him. He wasn't sure which he would do. "Which he would do? What do you mean?" "Why, he wasn't certain whether he would pro pose to you or jump in the lake." Cleve land Plain Dealer. A girl has plenty of time to decide on the details of her wedding before the man has figured out whether her eyes are blue or gray. October Lippincott'a. . Cbicaco Grain Market. Chicago, Dec. 21. Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas City, Dec. 31. WHEAT-Cash : Market unchanged. No. 2 hard, 83O0c; No. 3, 82S5c; No. 2 red, $1.0z1.06; No. 3, 94c(?;l.fl5. CORN Market unchanged to 24c higher. No. 2 mixed, 48ffi48c; No. 3, 43y-c; No. 2 white. 48c; No. 3, 43S!43;S4e. OATS Market unchanged. No. 2 white, 34i35c; No. 2 mixed, -3334c. RYE 62c. HAT Market unchanged. BUTTER Market unchanged. EGGS Market unchanged. POULTRY Market unchanged. WHEAT Receipts, 54 cars. CLOSE: WHEAT May, 86&86c; July, 83c. CORN May, 463S?4c; July, 47i,4474c. OATS May, 34534c. Chicago Produce Market. Chicago, Dec. 31. BUTTER Market steady. Creamery, 27f?iS5c. EGGS Market weak. Receipts, 3.G44 at mark, fresh receipts, cases included, 20323c; refrigerator firsts, 1717c; firsts, 24c. CHEESE Market steady. Daisies, ie?i 17c; Twins, 16'4S1614c; Young Americas, l3Si(ffl7c: Long Horns. 16c. POTATOES Market steady. Receipts 43 cars. Michigan, 52Q53c; Minnesota and Wisconsin, 5053c. POULTRY; Market" steady. Turkeys, alive, 15c: dressed, 21c; chickens, alive. 12c; springs, alive, I3e. VEAL Market steady, 914c. Sew Tork Produce Market. New York, Dec. 31. BUTTER Market steady. Creamery extras, 37(a,371,4c; held extras. 33ff34c: packing stock, held, 2122c. CHEESE Market quiet. State, whole milk, held, white and colored specials, 18c. EGGS Market steady. Fresh gathered extras, 3l!32c; western gathered whites, 2836e. POULTRY Live, tirmer; western chick ens, 12S13c; fowls, 1214c; turkeys, 203. Dressed, irregular: fresh killed western chickens, 1217c; fowls, 1214c; turkeys, 14i2Sc. New York Stock Market. Wall St., New York, Dec. SI. STOCKS Foreign stock markets held a good- tone and this influence together with the un expectedly favorable condition in the money market at the close of the year, accounted in a large measure for the im provement which the local market showed at the outset today. Bulls operated more confidently and while they restricted their buying at first to the leaders the demand gradually widened so as eventually to em brace a large variety of stocks. Manip ulation was evident in the rapid rise of some minor specialties but the list as a whole shows an undercurrent of strength. Call money renewals were made at 6 per cent as compared with 7 per cent yes terday. Bonds were firm. Fractional advances were general among the important stocks at the openin:? to day. The Harrtman issues aud Lenifb Valley with gains of each led in trie advance and Amalgamated, Reading and United States Steel also gained substantial Hold Joint Installation. Jetmore, Kan., Dec. 31. The local chapter of the Eastern Star and the local lodge of Masons held joint in stallation and banquet at the last regular meeting. The principal of ficers are: W. E. Wilkinson, master; Miss Hazel Wilson, worthy matron. fractions. Republic Steel, which lost a point, was the weak spot in the list. The rise failed to bring out stocks and the bulls encountered no opposition in putting the list higher. Amalgamated Steel, the Harrimans and coalers gained about a point. . Xew' York Sugar Market. New York, ' Dec . . 31. SUGAR Raw, quiet; Muscovado, 89 test, 3.23; centrifugal, 96 test, 3.73; molasses, 89 test, 2.98; refined, quiet. , . St. Joe Live Stock Market. St. Joe, - Dec. 31. CATTLE Receipts 2,000. Market steady. Steers, $6.7610.00; cows and heifers, 33.75S8.0O; calves, 35.00 HOGS Receipts 8,000. Market slow. Top, 37.35; bulk, J7.!5g'7.25. SHEEP Receipts 1,800. Market strong and active. Lambs, 36.76.50. Chlcaso Live Stock Market. Chicago, Dec. 31. CATTLE Receipts 4,500. Market steady at Monday's close. Beeves. 5.8X&9.60; Texas steers, $4.756.90; western, I5.757.60; stockers and feeders, $4.257.40; cows and heifers, 32.85S'7.60; beeves, t6.OOfsrlO.00. HOGS Receipts 26,000. Market steady to a shade lower. Light, 7.15(g'7.&0; mixed, 37.2087.55; heavy, 37.207;50; rough,, 7.20 7 30; pigs, S5.50G'Z.40; bulk of sales, 37.403 7.50. .... . .. . SHEEP--Receipts 18,000. . Market stron? to a shade higher. . .Native, . 34.35S5.60; western, S4.40r.5.60; yearlings, 36.007.50: lambs, native, J5.00S8.85; western, 36.50(i 8.85. - Close Open High Low Today Yes. WHEAT Dec. .. 86 8714 86 87 86 May .. 91- 91 9U4- MMs 91 July . . 88 88Vfe 88T4 884 CORN Dec. .. 47- 47 45H 45-54 47 May ..48 48 48 48- 48 July .. 49 49 49 49 49 OATS Dec. .. 32 33 32 32 32TA May .. 324 32 32 32 32 July .. 32vg 33-33 32- S2- 32 PORK Jan. ..17.45 17.52 17.45 17.50 1745 May ..18.00 18.05 18.00 18.00 18.02 LARD Jan. .. 9.60 9.62 9.57 . 9.57 9.60 . May .. 9.80 9.80 9.77 9.77 9.80 RIBS Jan. .. 9.57 9.57 9.55 9.55 9.60 May .. 9.70 9.72 9.70 9.70 9.70 Kansas City Live Stock Market. Kansas City, Dec. "L--CATTLE Re ceipts 9,000, including 400 southerns. Mar ket steady. Native steers, 36.60fgS.25; southern steers, So.OOisi7.55; southern cows and heifers, 33.50fg6.25; native cows and heifers, S3.6QSj.0O; t stockers Mid feeders, 35.007.60; bulls, 34.40&6.&0; calves, S6.0O 10.00; western steers, 35.50ig8.50; western cows, 33.7&6.50. HOGS Receipts 13,000. Market steady. Bulk of sales, 37.157.40; ' heavy, 37.357.45; packers and butchers. .37.2O7.40; lights, 37.107.30; pigs, 35.50(a.6O. SHEEP Receipts 7,000. Market strona. Muttons, S3.75(a5.35; lambs, 36.50S8.t'0; range wethers and yearlings, S4-5OS7.50; ranee ewes, 33.0O4.75. Kansas City Stock. Yards, Dec. 30, A run of 15,000 cattle here today was sufli cient to remove a little of the bloom ac cumulated last week by the market, sales of beef grades today ranging from steady to 10c lower. Repair work to the extent of 25 tc 60 cents was done on the market lpst week, more than that on fair to good beef steers., though there was some weak ness developed Thursday. Stockers and feeders are steady to 10c higher today, speculators and country buyers showing no timidity on account of the bad acting of the beef cattle market. December cat tle receipts here will foot up fully normal as compared with receipts for the month for a number of years back, and exceed the supply of last Decamber more ".l'.an 40,000 head, or 36 per cent. The be3t ?tiers arc selling $1.50 or more below th-3 high Ume, partly because of a sharp decline two weeks ago, but mostly because Ml the prime cattle are sold before Christmas, as a rule, hence quality or the highest type is absent for a month or more after the holioays. Colorado bred steers, fed in Kansas topped the beef market hero lust week at 39.10. and bulk of beef steers sell at $6.75 to $8.25. Meal fed cattle are running freely, ana tne Dest ones axe sell ing at $6.75 to $7.55 here today. Total run of Southerns here today 93 cars, including considerable Arkansas and Louisiana stuff at $3.60 to $5.00. The hog market is 6c to 10c higher to day, top $7.45, bulk 37.15 to $7.40. Owner3 in the country appear to be having the test of the finish fight now going on be tween them and packers. About the only consolation packers have is 'n the hope thut laer receipts of hogs will carry more finan if thev are not greater than ex pected, and that after the spring pig crop has been aeiiverea, mere win ut? fattening of old brood sows, with -, lars summer runs of heavy sows. Shor and lambs are strong today, run 5 000 head, top lambs 38.50. Lambs appear safely entrenched above the eight dollar limit, and yearlings are on unsij ncm, up to 37.50 for light ones, wethers worth up to 35.36, ewes $4.75. Kansas City Live Stock Sales. The followins sales were made this morning at the Stock Yards, Kansas City, and reported over long distance telephone direct to the State Journal by Clay, Robinson & Co-. hve stock com mission merchants, with oClces at -11 markets. Kansas City, Dec. 31. CATTLE Re ceipts 9,000 head. Market steady. HOGS Receipts 13,000 head. Market 5c lower. Bulk of sales. S7.10(S7.35: top, i7.40. SHEEP Receipts 7,000 head. Market steady. Lambs, $8.40. KILLI-NCi STtlSKS. Dec. 31. Xew Year's Day, Eair. Gas Price Up! Then All Vill Want Coal The federal court gives cities a chance to buy gas at a. higher rate or leave it alone. Either way it goes, you are the one that's hit. Just play it safe and Let McCleery Put That Coal In Now! Ail kinds best grades cor rect weights prompt deliveries. Phones 1 866 3593 3599 44 JjKdKJn MtJ 9 Pi W E r it? 0 No. Wt. Priee.lNo. Wt. Price. 42 1287 $8.00 20 1050 $7.45 3S 1173 7.75 38 1098 7.50 24 1031 6.90 15 864 6.00 COWS AND HEIFliK 14 830 6.65 10 920 6.25 4 730 6.50 1 SW 3.S0 1 1050 5.50 34 663 7.10 35 668 7.10 4 1100 6.75 3 874 3.80 ""STOCKERS AND FEEDERS. 23 1023 7.35 23 10H8 7.45 44 930 7.25 3 710 6.S0 15 760 6.95 19 908 7.20 83 663 7.05 CALVES. 1 160 10.00 I S 190 0.75 1 140 9.50 I 4 110 9.00 4 230 6.75 J BULLS. 1 1110 6.95 I 1 1530 6.50 1 860 5.25 I HOGS. 8 253 7.40 I 64 231 7.S5 77 210 7.25 I 14 ISO 7.10 Topeka Markets ijrsrnlshed by the Chas. Wolff Packing Co. yards close at noon Saturday. w cannot use pigs, thin sows or hogs weighing less than 170 Jbs. Do not mar ket hogs unless same are well finisoed as we cannot use half fat stuff. W xlv below prices effective at once, until fur tber notice-J Topeka, Kan., Dec. 31 HOGS. MIXED AND BUTCHERS 36.70f6.90 HEAVY 6.75g6.S0 LIGHT STEERS. "OW" prime $5.8Ot?6.50 God to choice (.corn iea 6.304(5.75 Fair to gooa Common to fair killers COWS. TOMORROW We Close at Noon Orders received before 10 a. m. will be delivered. WM. GREEN &SON k - Topeka Fruit and Pronnce Market. (.Selling price by Sam'l K. Lux. Wholesale Fruits and Produce. J Topeka, Kan., Dec. 31. A.PLES-Per boi., Jtf.2iii4.i5; per bux, $1.101.75. COCOANUTS Per do., 85c. . FIGS Per box S0c. -" BLACK WALNU'iS Per bu., $1.00. HICKORY NUTS Per bu $1.50. DATES Per lb., 6c. PACKAGE DA'fLo Per box, $2.73. NAVEL ORANGES Pero box, $2.00(2.50. FLORIDA URAPE FKU1X ier box, $3.75. LEMONS Per box, 36.00. ' CRANBERRIES Per bbl., 9.00. POTATOES R, R. E. Ohio, ti&c; Idaho whites, 65c. HOLLAND CABBAGE Per lb., le. BANANAS Medium sized bunches, per bunch, $2.00ii 2.25; large bunches, per bunch $:i.6M2.75; per lb., iic. ROOT VEGETABLES Beets, pel bu, 60c. Carrots, per bu.. 76c. parsnips, per bu 75c. Turnips, per bu., 40o ONIONS Red Globe, 80c; Yellow, 80c. SPANISH ONIONS Per crate, $1.35. RUTABAGAS Per lb., l!4c. SWEET POTATOES Per bu., 1.00. HOT HOUSE LETTUCE Per baske. 76c. CELERY Jumbo, 76c: Mommoth, 90c. HONEY Per case 33.75. CHEESE Per lb., 20a20o. OYSTERS Per can. iojS0c; per geU, $1.(062.30. Bnttcr and Kks IFurnlshed by The Continer.tal Creamers Co., "'opeka, Kan. Topeka, Kan., Dec. Si. CHICAGO EGGS 25c. NEW YORK EGGS 27TiCSc. C REAMERY BUTTER Chicago, 36'c; N. Y., 375j37Vic; Elgin. 34c; Topeka whole sale, 35c Topeka Hay Market. Furnished by T. A. Beck. Z12-P14 E. 6th.j Topeka, Kin., Die. a. PRAIRIE HAY No. 1. $10.00; No. t $9. CO. NEW ALFALFA Choice, $13.00; No. I. $12.00. Topeka Buticr, Eggs and Poulti'7. (Furnished by the Topeka Packing Co.l Topeka, Kan., Dec. U. p;(-;r;s Fresh country, 22e. lvil'LTRY-Hons, all sizes. 10c: shrlneo. over 2 lbs., 11c; broilers, 2 lbs. and under. 14c; over 2 lbs., 11c; old cocks, 5c; ducks. 9C. eHe. c; staKS, Be. Tl KKKVa luiufys PVfT B IDS., 34c young Toms over 12 lbs., 14c; old Torus! lc HL'TTER-Packing stock, 19e. Topeka Hide Market. IQuotatlons furnished by James C. Smlt lw Hid.; Co., 108 East Third St.1 4.555.2o 4.0U34.50 prime $5.05'g6.00 Good to choice 4.06d4.50 T.-.. y to eood .? .v,?( i fin Common to 3.00&3.50 ! Prime $6.05'g6.25 Good to choice 4.555.00 Fair to eood 4.05-&4.50 Common. to fair........... 3.50$H.09 j BU LL6. j Prime,' fat 34.25ti6.09 Fleshy ' 3.55&4.0O Mediums 3.0063.50 Market price paid for dry lot cattle. If you will favor us with your inquiries advising number of head, quality, a? nd length of time on feed, we will make you an offer or arrange for flu.- buyers to call on you. Topeka, Kan., Dc : GREEN CURED HIDES Natives, Ne. 14'4c: No. 2, 13V4c; Side Brands, lOtfLle; Bulls and Stasss. Wi'&lOttc; Horses Hldea, No 1. $3.0CU3.50: No. 2, $2.60. T A LLO W 4ii iloC. DRY 111 OKS Butchers heavy, 20C214J ory salt, 13 15c. Mink, $1.5OS7.O0; Raccoon, 60c$4.60; SkunK (black), $4.50f31.75; Skunk isnurt tripe), $3.25ifl.25; Skunk (narrow stripe), $2.7575c;. Skunk (broad stripe), $1.25'a40c; Opossum, I5cg$1.00; trash worthless; Muski-at. laxse. 76c: Mi'kra.t, medium. 30625c; Muskrat small. RO'A-c. The above . price are for prime furs. ' Topeka Grain Market. (Furnished by B. Billard, corner Kao. sas ave. and Curtis at Topeka, Kan.. Dei. 31 WH F. A T 70575c. OATS 30Q 32c. NEW CORN 42c. STOCK SKIPPERS To Insure Yourselves Best Result Consign to CLAY, ROBINSON CO. Live Stock Commission Merchants, Stock Yards, Kan. City W Also Hit' Oar Own Offioa M Cbkaco, 80. St. Joseph, So. Oma ha, DniTfr, Sioux City. 60. M. MmL. E. Buffalo, E. St Loot and trxjrt worttt. LinuJffT,' mi in wi n! 11 mi n-afejgj Sold by the Makers W. W. Kimball Ck 32 Kansas Ave. Topeka.