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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL TUESDAY EVENING- FEBRUARY 4, 1913.
IS N0TA JOKE The Investigation of State De partments, i Anyway, Legislative Commit- teemen Say So. HAVE FOUND THE EVIDENCE They Say, but Will Xot Divulge It as Yet. t First Appropriation Annonnce ments Sboni " " ' That the attitude of the . legislative Investigating committee toward the various state departments' is net a practical joke, was indicated in the house today when the committee asked additional time fn which' to complete Its work of investigating the- 5'arious states offices together with all "of the educational, charitable and penal in stitutions. "Already the committee has held two Important meetings and mem bers of; the committee state 'that the evidence produced at these meetings has been sufficient to warrant a full Investigation. Reports concerning the affairs of the state departments will be filed first These report- will not only go into de tails concerning the expenditures of contingent funds, the collection or fees and services rendered by persons on the state's pay roll, but will make minute suggestions as to the regula tion of these offices In the future. This first report may not be filed until March 1. At that time the commit tee will probably ask additional time in which to complete its investigation cf the affairs of the several state in stltutlons. "We have had two meetings," said a member of the Investigating commit tee. "Evidence produced at these hear. Ings has been sufficient. In the minds of members, to warrant the fullest in vestigation. "We do not wish to be hasty and we want to be just and fair, but are already satisfied that the Investigation will be a wholesome af fair so far as the state is concerned." Members of the committee declined to discuss the nature of the "evidence" secured at their meetings and declare that none of the results of their In vestigation will be made public until the report concerning the various of fices and departments Is officially an nounced. Persons interested in the appropria tion bills pending in the ways and means committee of the two houses of the state legislature, are anxiously waiting for the report of the house committee this week concerning the al lowances to the state charitable in stitutions. Those are to the first ap propriation bills to be reported and J. N. Herr, chairman of the house ways and means committee, believes that the committee will make . Its . recom mendations before thai :.fcle;e- of the present week. Eight-Tofc the -rot ae char itable institution budgets have already been passed on. If the house ways and means com mittee looks kindly on the charitable Institutions, the educational Institu tions and heads of the state depart ments will take new hope. In event the state charities are seriously trimmed in their annual allowances, persons interested In other appropria tions may well fear the worst. Two sets of appropriation bills will he reported by the ways and means committee of each house. The senate committee will make reports concern ing the joint committer recommenda tions for educational and penal Insti tution appropriations. The house com mittee will report recommendations for allowances for the charitable iustitu and the several state departments. Among members of both houses it is generally believed that the committee reports will be accepted by both branches of the legislature. It is the plan of the administration leaders to dispose of these matters in the com mittee sessions and to avoid a fight on the floor that the committees were giv en . ample time in which to complete their work. If the committee trim the appropriations to any great extent, it is hardly probable that the legislature as a whole will attempt to increase the allowance recommended. On the other hand if the committee are gen erous, then the legislature Is hardly ex pected to use the scissors on the ap propriation bills. , The Kansas house spent a busy afternoon Monday. It passed 25 bills on third reading, made up the first omnibus of the session and ordered two calls of the house in the three hours' session. Gordon's bill compell ing gas companies to supply 98 per cent pure gas, passed by a one sided vote.. A bill compelling school districts to deposit their funds in a bank where It would draw two per cent interest on daily balance, passed by a vote of 67 to 41. A bill compelling county hoards in counties with more than 7,500 inhabitants to meet at least once each month, passed with one vote to pare. On final passage of the bill the vote was 4 yeas, 44 nays. In the afternoon's omnibus, 11 bills of local nature were railroaded. i This will be one of the most im portant weeks of the legislature so far as the house is concerned. Four administration measures are up for consideration upder the special order heading. Speaker Brown's bill for a nonpartisan Judiciary is on to4av's order, while the administration bill for the abolition of the boards of regents comes Wednesday. Thursday ls the Massachusetts ballot bill and Friday the measure calling for the printing of school text books by the state. Xone of these measures are constitutional provisions and the working majority in the lower house is expected to adopt all of the four important bills. Willard E. Lyon of Lincoln coun ty has offered a substitute for the more radical bills abolishing the hoards of regents for educational in stitutions and creating an administra tion board. Lyon would provide three members, appointed by the governor, who would receive $10 a, day- each for actual services. But he would leave intact the present boards of regents, permitting them to carry into execution the suggestions of the ad ministration board. In many details the Lyon bill is similar to the sug gestions of President Henry" J. Waters of the state agricultural college in his recent discussion of the Keene bill before the Joint session of the. educa tional committees. Representative Dawley of Osborne county has Introduced a bill which may take the place of the proposed mortgage tax law. His bill provides tnat tne men holding a mortgage shall pay taxes on the face of his security, while the owner shall pay the balance of taxes on the valuation of the prop erty. The Dawley bill is regarded as a fair and just measure, but it Is quite likely to arouse any amount of opposi tion among the men who represent the foreign money loaning interests in Kansas. Under the terms of Dawley'a bill, a person who owns a $2,000 home on which there is a $1,000 mortgage would pay taxes on $1,000. This provision eliminates the present double taxation system and the Os borne county member will make a fight to have his bill enacted into law. Taylor Riddle is wroth. Last week he introduced a bill providing that on motion of both branches of the legislature that the supreme court give an opinion concerning the legality of any pending measure. Riddle's bill was lost In the shuffle and the rush of legislative proceedings. Suddenly his bill came to light again as a Judiciary committee recommendation and James W. Orr of Atchison has secured unanimous consent to have the bill placed on third reading for hasty consideration. MONOPOLY IN OIL, .(Continued from Page One.) The Kansas statutory rates were put mm eiiect as a result of an investiga tion in 1905, into the question of dis criminatory rates and secret rates af forded the Standard OH Company, which rates it has been pointed out gave the Standard Oil Company a monopoly on the oil business of Kan sas. After the establishment of the statutory rates In 1905, the National Refining Company and other independ ent interests invested millions of dol lars in the oil business of Kansas, which business will be wrecked if the old rates are restored. It is claimed that the restoration of those rates will affect every consumer of petroleum and its products In the state of Kansas. As an illustration of this point, it is alleged that the old rate on oil coming from Southeastern Kansas to Topeka in L. C. L. would be 3Ms cents more per gallon than at present, and over 2 cents per gallon more In carload lots. In other words, while the present rate from Coffeyville to Topeka is 84 cents per hundred on both carloads and less, if the statutory rate were knocked out, the L. C. L. would be 54 cents per hundred and the carload rate 37 cents per hundred. Eliminate Independent Jobber. In the western part of Kansa ; the rate would run as high as 90 cents per hundred in less than carload lots, and 75 cents per hundred in carload lots, as against a present rate of 14 cents on both carload and L. C. L. lots. Macewen further points out that the Standard Oil Company have ap proximately 280 tank stations from which they can distribute by tank wag on, so that the increase In less than carload rates on the commodities cov ered by the statute in question would not affect the Standard Oil Company to any material extent, but would elim inate the Independent refiner and the Jobber from doing, any business in less than carload lots? to "the retail dealer and the consumer. Another peculiar coincident that is made mention of by Macewen is the fact that recently, the Standard Oil Company discontinued contracting; on xuei on, wmcn opened up a market for the independent refiners, but with a tremendous increase in freight rates, ruel on could not be used and the in dustries now using it for fuel -would have to turn to coal. It is claimed that the interstate commerce commission has established on petitions of the Na tional Refining Company, much lower rates on interstate business from Kan sas points than is contemplated by the railroads on business moving within the state of Kansas. Another coincident that Macewen points out is that while the National Refining Company, the Cudahy Refin ing Company and the Uncle Sam Com pany have been made defendants in the suit along with the attorney-general and the public utilities commission, the Standard Oil Company who also use the present rates, have not been made a defendant. Throw Out Topeka Branch. The National Refining Comnanv is one of the pioneers in the work of in vestigating the Standard Oil Company Dotn in rne eastern part or the United States and in the western portions, and have refineries located at Cleveland, Marietta, Findlay, in addition to the Coffeyville refinery, and also have branches in Topeka. Salina, -Wichita, Leavenworth and Kansas City, Kan sas. He claims these branches would have to go out of business if the old rates were restored. Undoubtedly the independent oil in terests -of Kansas will join together In a body to protect the present rates as it would mean ruin and disaster to them, if the old rates were restored. Many of the refineries are compelled tj haul their crude oil to the refineries in tank cars, while the Standard Oil company secure their supply by pipe line at a very low rate of cost in transportation, and by being compelled to pay the ex orbitant rates into the refinery and ex orbitant rates out, they would be un able to operate. Macewen has been In consultation with Attorney General Dawson for two or three days and, while he does not pretend to speak for Dawson, his opinion is that Mr. Daw son will vigorously oppose any increase in the present rates. BOOTBLACKS BUY BUILDING. Greeks Pay Cash for $17,500 Building at Hutchinson. Hutchinson. Kan.. Feb. 4. Two Hutchinson bootblacks. Nick and Tom Gianskon, who landed in Hutchinson penniless, and who conduct a shoe shine stand, have bought a three-story brick building on Main street, and paid $17,500 cash for it. Their shine stand occupies the low er floor of the building, which is part of the Midland hotel block. They had saved the amount from the nickels they took in shining shoes. They are Greek boys, and brothers. Recently the two brothers sent back to their fatherland. Greece, a draft for $2,500, as their "contribution to the war fund. An uncle and an older "brother are both in the Greek army now fighting the Turks. Bank of Topeka. " Savings accounts now ready. Louise Clara married her husband to reform him. Julia Did she succeel? Louise No. He-onlv lived, forty yeais after the wedding. Life. IN SENATE "HILL" Another Attempt to Bring Ont Vote in Kansas. Exempt Poll Tax From Voters in This State. LABOR BILL IS PASSED 3To Complaint Heard From Crowded Galleries. Recording Fee of 50 Cents on Mortgages. The second bill in the senate to bring out the total vote In Kansas has been dropped In the hopper by Carney of Cloud county. The act exempts from poll tax all persons between the age of 21 and 50 years if they do not own property valued at more than $500 and if they vote at all primary and general elections. It is the belief of the author of the measure that persons without property should not be called upon to pay taxes. But to Insist that they at least clins to their citizenship rights he offers a bill exempting them from paying poll tax if they will vote at all elections. "We are all tired of hearing the complaints from the voters on tax and bond matters when these not only have no taxes to pay but do not r,o to the polls on election day," explained the author of the bill. "If a man will vote, then we will gladly listen to his attacks on the way the .country is managed." The first bill to encourage and de mand voting was introduced last week by Senator Davis of Bourbon county. Davis would fine men and women who failed to go to the polls and apply the funds to the good roads treasury in Kansas. Senator Troutman of Shawnee coun ty is anxious for a uniform bill of lad ing to be used by all railroads through out the country. He has Introduced a bill regulating the form for the benefit of the shippers. The bill has been offered to the legislatures of most of the state in the Union and has been recommended strongly by national bodies. Balie Waggener, senator from Atch ison, has produced a bill board bill in the senate that will receive the hearty support of civic improvement and municipalities all over the state. In order to rid Kansas of the bill board nuisance. Senator Waggener has a measure prohibiting the construc tion of signs witihn fifty feet of any residence in any city of the first and second class in the state. Once more an attempt to require railroads to run daily passenger trains in Kansas has been registered in the form of a bill in the Kansas legisla ture. This time it is none other than Senator Davis of Bourbon county he would fine a railroad $100 a day for every train that was not .operated on all (ines at least once daily. Despite the fact that many railroads in the state operate branch line passenger trains at a loss and are forced to keep the trains running by the public utili ties board, the bill seeks to take an other slice out of the earnings on lines in this state. One feature in the bill, however, will give the railway officers a chance it is stated that the regulation can be enforced by the utilities board if it desires. This loop hole provides a defense for the rail road companies. Kansas municipalities owning ceme teries will be given a chance to levy taxes for their improvement if a bill introduced by Senator Overfield is en acted into law. A tax amounting to one-fourth of a mill is the provision of the bill. Cities of the second class in Kansas, under the present laws find it almost impossible to build bridges. Senator Kinkel of Council Grove offers a bill giving them power to levy taxes for the construction of water spans in case the amount and the details are agreed upon by the city officials and the county commissioners. PARTT-HARMONY. (Continued from Page One.) voted for it and were joined by seven teen Republicans, which gave the ne cessary eighty-four. Please remember that there were five Democrats absent for different reasons and this was a solid vote. On the consolidation of the labor bureaus, which was an adminis tration measure, fifty-eight Democrats supported it there were four ab sentees. "On the white slave law the Demo crats voted solidly for it as they did for the registration of nurses. This is their record so far on Important meas ures as well as platform promises. "There is pending, under special order, the nonpartisan judiciary bill, which is not a constitutional measure as is stated in the journal. On Wednesday a special order for the consolidation of the educational board.. On Thursday the Massa chusetts ballot law under special or der and on Friday the publication of school text books by the state. All of these are platform promises and from appearances will receive the full party strength. Every platform promise of the Democratic party has been intro duced and received a favorable com mittee report and are now ready for consideration in the committee of the whole. Another mistake no doubt honestly made, I wish to correct is that we only have been. In session seventeen days, leaving up thirty three working days, for which the state pays, still to our credit. The Journal article says we have less than twenty-five. "I make the assertion that this leg islature is farther ahead on its seven teen days than any that has ever as sembled in Kansas. Farther than that I assert that no party in the history of the state has stayed more solidly behind its platform promises and worked harder to put them through than has the majority side of the present house. The passage of bills does not mark the progress of the house. The ways and means com mittee have a great many of the ap propriations for the different state in stitutions ready to report. All com mittees are well up in their work and everything Is running like clockwork. "I do not wish in this interview to cast any reflections on the minority side of the house. They, too, are working and the only difference be- tween the majority and the minority has been on platform measures. The minority is working as hard as the majority to carry on the immense work that comes to this body and have tried in no manner to obstruct legislation but have been of valuable assistance ' In putting it through: I know nothing of the conditions in the senate but as far as this house is con cerned, I am sorrv to have the im pression go out- that there is any di vision in the majority party, when any member on either side of the house will testify that It is not cor- rect. I have always considered the State Journal one of the fairest papers published in Kansas and I am very sorry that an article should have ap peared that called forth an answer. I shall be very glad to go over the record with a representative of the paper and allow him to verify every assertion I have made. I am not car ing so much about this statement as far as I am individually concerned neither am I proud of co-operating with Mr. Orr in the fights we are making for our platform measures. On matters of general legislation, outside of platform pledges, the Democrats divide and it is right they should Each one of them represent a con stituency in different parts of the state , ., 1 1 rJw 11 1 1 .1 each one is faithfully and honestly trying to obev the will of his consti tuents. W. L. BROWN." A TOPEKAH PROMOTED A. S. Booth Made. Vice President of Pueblo Bank. The following ;from a reeent issue of the Pueblo Star-Journal will be of in terest, to many Topekans- Changes necessary by ' the ' recent death" of Robert Lytle, cashier, were announced at the First National bank, of Pueblo, today, when M. D. Thatcher, president, named A. S. Booth, long a trusted employee of the big institution, and considered Mr. Thatcher's "right hand man," vice president. Mr. .Booth has been connected with the First. National bank of Pueblo for more .than 20 years. He came to this city from Topeka, Kan., and formerly was connected with some of the lead ing railroads of the country. In his particular line he is considered one- of the best men in the state and it is a well : known fact - that the Thatoher Brothers consider him almost an in dispensable adjunct to their enormous oanking interests in southern Colorado. Mr. Booth is a married man, with a family of children and during his years of residence here has become widely and favorably known. Mr. Booth is a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Booth of Potwin,. pioneer resi dents of Topeka. THREE ARE ONE. (Continued from Page One.) leries, but their presence failed to block the passage of the bill. In the house this morning there was but slight opposition to the final passage of the bill with the slight amendments injected by the senate. The 16 mem bers who opposed the passage of the bill in the house were: Bailey, Davis of Edwards , Dodderidge, Hendricks, Houston, Lauback, McDannald, Miller of Cherokee, Ostlind, Ferryman, Ragle, Smischny, Stoned A0f ' Sherman, Todd, Turner. Tyson, Uplinger. Of these 16 members who opposed the bill, eight were Democrats, ' seven Republicans and one Socialist. Representative Holbrook ,of Wyan dotte county, today introduced a bill in the house permitting, the citizens of Kansas City, Kan., to change the name of their town to Wyandotte. Holbrook declares that the residents on the Kan sas side object to being referred to a3 the west end of Kansas City. So he would sever the close relations of the two towns by naming Kansas City, Kan., Wyandotte. His bill pro vides that 20 per cent of the Kansas City, Kan., voters may petition for special election and that if a majority of the voters favor changing the name of the town that the town will be named Wyandotte. Mine rey, or Geary county, is the first member of the legislature to in troduce a bill at this session which in any manner favors the railroads, although more than 60 railroad bills have already found their way to the' legislative hopper. Frey's bill makes It a misdemoanor for any person to trespass on the right of way, cars or engines of any railroad company in Kansas. Representative Schlicher today of fered a bill providing state aid for rural schools. He would reduce the maximum school tax in -rural districts from four and one-half to four mills. Where districts are unable to maintain a seven months school under the four mill levy, then the state shall provide 75 per cent of the deficiency. An ap propriation of $75,000 a year is provided for this purpose. Ragle of Montgomery county would provide a commission to investigate the printing of state text books before making an appropriation for that pur pose. He has offered a resolution in the house calling for the creation of a commission, but the proposition win be made a part of the , special order Friday when the text book question comes up for discussion. J. X. Shuey of Decatur county would add more grief to the railroad com panies by compelling them to furnish two men for each switch engine in operation. His bill for extra switch engine crews was offered in the house this morning. It provides a fine of from $100 to $500 for violation of the act. Freeland of Wichita county pre sented a resolution in the house to day, asking the Kansas delegation in Washington to urge the passage of a bill empowering the government to loan western Kansas farmers $5,000, 000 with which to construct and main tain irrigation pump stations. Dorothy Margaret Scott, daughter of Representative A. B. Scott, toddled to the speaker's stand this morning and climbed onto the knee of Speaker W. L. Brown. As the speaker held the child on his lap, the house members applauded as evidence of apprecia tion. - A bill introduced in the house to day by Tannahill provides that all bank employees receiving a stipu lated salary shall, pay into the funds of the bank all moneys earned as commissions or fees in real estate, notary or agency work. At noon the house took 2 o'clock. recess until There will be no night sessions or I SN4P SHOTS AT HOMB WOWS. j - Central Park and Buchanan schools will be given new flag poles. The new Quinton school building will be ready for occupancy within ten days, and the Potwin building is ; nearly completed, ; The regular monthlv meeting of the board of director of thn To nek a Provident association will be held at noon a week from today in the rooms of the Commercial club. Several of the janitors of the To peka schools will receive slight raises in pay beginning February 1. The lucky ones are those who have been working overtime in an effort to keep j sumption of the Balkan war was & lo up with their work. j Pressing influence and London list show- . j j .... . . .,fled numerous losses but the effect of tor- A. crowded condition exists at a half, cign news was rather to cnecK the dozen or more of the grade schools of ; tmount than to force down quotations, the city and at the high school. The the International stocks being relative! teachers' committee will investigate ! the strongest. Uncertainty as to actiou the condition in varinuii school rooms 1 to be take.i hv American Can directors and will report at the next meeting pf tne Doard or education. . , , , . . The Shawnee Medical society, at a I - --..,- ..-.u UVUUw,r - Commercial club, commended the worK 01 tne state ooara 01 neaitn un der Dr. S. J. Crumbine. A resolution was passed opposing the proposed legislation that would replace physi cians on the board by laymen. C. C. Starr, superintendent of the .Topeka schools, will attend a meeting of school superintendents in Philadel phia Feb. 24-28. While away he will probably visit a number of schools. The board of education, a,t their reg ular meeting held Monday night, agreed to furnish the funds for this trip. - A paragraph in last Saturday's Stato -Tournal stated that Joe Bvars I had been arrested at the home of Grace Christian, 301 Van Buren street. The arrest did not occur at that place but at 523 Kansas avenue. Grace Christian moved from 301 VanBuren street about a month ago and the house is now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Joe McGivern. A restraining order, enjoining her husband, Ed Smith, from annoying her during the pendency of her di vorue suit, has been granted by Judge a -Mr rinnn rr firct iiivisinn rf the district court to Mrs. Bettie Smith. In her action for divorce she alleged that her husband is given to drinking liquor to excess, and that he has treat ed her cruelly on several occasions. The woman also .charges that he has abandoned her for a period of more than one year, upon which she bases her application for a divorce. TODAY'S MARKET REPORT. Chicago, Feb. 4. WHEAT Resumption of tiie Turkish war brought about higher prices today for wheat; there were also unfavorable cron reports from India. The tart however, that receipts continued lib eral nortHwest of here, served to check buying enthusiasm. The opening was h c to 5ic higher. May started at 93c to 93(ft93c, the same change as last nigi.t as thp market taken altogether. A rU to 93 followed. An additional advance ensued owing to export sales at the seaboard. The close was firm with May at 93c, a net gain of 'iG-c. CORN Cold weather helped strengthen corn. May opened a shade to V'SVc up at 52c to 52c and climbed to 5253c. A further advance was scored in conse quent of the option buying on the part of cash houses. The close was firm with May le net higher at mM&oSc. : OaiS Although oats were slow the market' hardened with other grain aM', w.Jich started a sixteenth higher at 3414c touched 34344c and then advanced to 3414c. PROVISIONS Provisions displayed firmness on account of an upturn at tne varrls. Sales were 6c to 10c dearer, with May at $19,271-4 to $19.30 for pork and $10.30 for lard and ribs. RYE No. 2, 6314(5650. BARLEY 4970c. TT MOTHY $3.0(f? 4.00. OI,OVERtl2.COW 20.00. PORK $19. 00319. 40. LARD $10.52. RI BS $9.62V410.56. Chicago Grain Market. Chicago, Aug. 4. Close- Open High Low Today Yes. WHEAT May .. 93i,4-s 9374 93H 934 93H-U July .. 91 91 91H 91 91 Sept. .. 9014-90 90 89 90 89 CORN May .. 52- 53 52 53 52Vi- July .. 53 54Vi 53 54'4 53 Sept. .. 53 55V4 54 55Vi 64-H. OATS Mav .. 34 34 34 34H 34-34Vi July .. 34 34 34 34 34 Sept. .. 34 34 34 34 34 PORK Mav ..19.60 19.42 19.25 19.42 19.20 Julv ..19.47 19.37 19.22 19.37 19.15 LARD May ..10.30 10.35 10.27 10.35 J0.25 Julv ..10.25 10.37 10.25 10.35 10.25 RIBS May ..10.30 10.35 10.27 10.32 10.25 July ..10.27 10:30 10.25 10.30 10.20 Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas City, Feb. 4. WHEAT Cash : Market unchanged to c higher. No. 2 j . tt 4 o-ww .t o M : t ; Mr. i 6o(&l OS. 1 ' cbRN-Munchanged to c higher, ' wiinc. ."J. . 'IS'"'- 1 OATS Market unchanged. No. 2 white. 34ia35c; No. 2 mixed, 3434c. HAY Market unchanged. RYE Market unchanged. BUTTER Creamery. 32c; firsts, 30c; seconds, 26c; packing stock, 191420c. EGGS Extras, 26c; firsts, 2425c; sec onds, 14c. POULTRY Hens, 1316c; roosters, 8e; ducks 13c. WHEAT Receipts 83 cars. CLOSE: WHEAT May, 88c; July, 86c. OATS May, 3fc(!c. Chicago Produce Market. Chicago. Feb. 4. BUTTER Market steady. Creamery, 234c. EGOS Market . urm. neceipis .n cases; at marK, cases mciuaea, ac; refrigerator firsts, 1717c; firsts. 24 c. POTATOES Market steaay. Keceipts 33 cars. Wisconsin. 4247c; Michigan, 4o(C 47c: Minnesota. 4347c. POULTRY Alive, steaay; turKeys, lac; chikcens, 14c. Vew York Prodme Market. Xew York. Feb. 4. BUTTER Market firm. Creamery firsts. 33i36c. CHEESE MarKet irregular, state wnoie milk, held colored specials. Kiusc. EGGS MarKet urm. fTesn gatnerea extras,27 28c; refrigerator firsts, 1919c. POULTRY uressea. xirm; western chickens, 14420c; lowis, isibijc; turKeys, 14(g24c. Xer York Stock Market. Wall St.. New York. Feb. 4. STOCKS Movements in the stock market were u;i- committee-meetings tonight. Members of both houses- will attend, the legis lative reception at the governor's man sion. Representatives Doerr offered a bill today providing for six. year terms of office for county commissioners. Bank of Topeka. . ' Savings accounts. Open one. STOCK SHIPPERS To Insure Yourselves Best Results Consign to CLAY, ROBINSON & CO. Live Stock Commission Merchants, Stock Yards, Kan. City W Also Have Oar Own OtOcs f Cfe8. St. Joh. . Om ha, Denver. Sioux CUy, So. at, M,. Buffalo, K. 8. Louis " WorUh certain during the forenoon today with some wide fluctuations. News ot tne re j later In the day was reflected in the w- I, I losses were confined to the special tiej I and standard issues showed some inde- 1 r-ruuciivc J l tuts uiuvciiiriu, 011 oii Coalers developing strength Bonds were irregular. Changes in prices of stocks at the open ing were small and irregular. The local traction shares, influenced by the news I public service commissioner were exeep tlonally heavy. Interborough fell a point and tne preferred 14. Uenerai Uriectnc gained a point. Changes elsewehre were fractional with a majority of small gains. Speculation was rather unsettled but the line of cleavage was distinctly dran between the low point of the speclalt.es and the dividend paying railroads and in dustrials. Can fell 1 and Interborougn Metropolitan preferred 2 points. Mean while Lehigh Valley advanced 1 an otb er leaers half a point. The market closed heavy. Traders sold the general list more freely owing to the persistent pressure against Southern Pa cific which fell over 2 points. Western stocks generally showed reia ! tiyely more weakness than other Issues aside from a few of the minor specialties in which individual considerations fig ured. New York Money Market. New Tork, Feb. 4. MONEY Money on call steady 2Vt2 per cent; ruling rate, 2 per cent; closing bid2 per cent: of- i fered at per cent. Time loans, firm: ' 90 days, 3peT cent,anAWi. V CLOSE: prime mercantile paper, 4W&.1 pr cent. Sterling exchange firm with actual busi ness inbankers' bills at $4.83 for 60 day bills and at $4.87.30 for demand. Commer cial bills. $4.83. SILVER Bar sliver, 62c; Mexican dol lars. 484c. BONDS-Government bonds steady, rail road bonds irrregular. I New York, Feb. 4. SUGAR Raw. firm; Muscovado, S9 test, 2.98; Centrifugal, ! test, 3.48; molasses, 89 test, 2.73; refined, firm and steady. St. Joseph Live Stock Market. St. Joe, Feb. 4. CATTLE Receipts 2,200. Market steady. Steeers, $6.75ig8.50; cow's and heifers, $3.757.50; calves, Jo.oo 10.. HOGS Receipts 6,300. Market 10c high er. Top, $7.60; bulk of sales, $7.507.6O. SHEEP Receipts 3,000. Market steady. Lambs, 7.508.25. Chicago Live Stock Market. Chicago, Feb. 4. CATTLE Receipts 4,500. Market steady to strong. Beeves. $6.359.00; Texas steers, $4.90Ji6.75: west ern steers, $5.60&7.3O; stockers tnd feed ers, $4.75ffi7.60; cows and heifers, $3.007.50; calves, $6.5O10.0O. HOGS Receipts' 21,000. Market Strong. 5c to 10c higher. Light. $7.607.8O: mixed. $7.56Ui7.80; heavy, $7.407.80; rough, ft.&'a 7.5; pigs, $6.257.65; bulk of sales, $7.70-tf 7.76. SHEEP Receipts 18.010. Market strong to 10c higher. Native, $4.6(&6.00: western, $4.756.90; yearlings, $6.357.80; lambs, na tive. $6.60&8.75; western, $G.608.50. . Kansas City Live Stock Market. Kansas City, Feb. 4. CATTLE Re ceipts 11.000, including 500 southerns. Mar ket steady. Native steers. $7.08.75; southern steers. $6.07.50; southern caws anrt heifers. $3.85(a;6.50: native . cows and lieifers. $4.07.50: stockers and feeder $5.S0Sj.7.50; bulls, $5.00g6.0; calves, $6.ju-ei! 10.0: western steers, $6.50 8.00; western cows. 4.O0rtr6.5O. HOGS Receipts 18,0000. Market 5c high er. Bulk of sales, $7.457.60; heavy, $7.40!$ 7.o; packers and butchers. $7.50Q7.b5 light. $7.6OS7.60: pigs, $6.25(g7.25. SHEEP Receipts 10,000 head. Market steady. Muttons, $4,005.60: Colorado lambs, $7.00fir8.50; range wethers and year lings, $5.O07.5O; range ewes, $3-50"s5.00. Kansas City Stock Yards, Feb. 3. Aftpr considerable shuffling of prices in beet trades of cattle last week net results left the market unchanged from the close of the previous week. Exceptions were bulls, which lost 25 cents, and veal calves. which closed 60 to 75 cents lower. Stot k ca.ae and feeders revived from the de pression of the previous week, and ruled about as hisrh as any time this winter. Supply today is 11,000 head, and all kinds are steady to strong, and the market has good action. The strong country demand has been the mainstay of the market since the first of the year, and so continues. In January 68,000 cattle were taken from here to farms and feed lots, representing 36 ncr cent of the total receipts or catlie ere-, t Z'?: ajra for January, though not unusual lot tn fal1 months, it was .000 more tnan went to the sanK . trade l year rct Inln nftli la I-MKSUT- inar to those already in possessison of bovine animals, particularly breeding stock, and it is an object lesson for those who have roughness and other feed, ai.d few cattle to consume it. Top beef steers here today were second raters, at $8.30, nothing in the first class being here, bulk of the steers $7.15 to $8.10. quarantine steers $6.35 to $7.40 today. Sixty cars ar rived in the quarantine division here to day. Oklahoma and Texas have shipped more cattle so far this year than last. Beet sugar mill cattle and western hay fed3 have not started freely yet they will meet a good demand whenever they come. .... Hogs made net gains last week, light weights coming strongly into favor. Tne run is 6.000 here today, market 6c high.i , top $7.60. bulk $7.40 to $7.65. Fresh pork demand is taking almost the entire supply at all pointB now, leaving small chance for accumulation, condition the reverse of indicating lower prices. Average weight here in January 213 pounds, De cember 206 pounds. January last year 1S3 pounds. Sheep and lambs are climbing slowly out of the cellar thev were cast into last Tuesdav. Run Is 6.000 today, market 10c to 15c higher, lambs at $8-50. yearlings $7.50 wethers $6.60. ewes $5.00. Commis sion' men are advising feeders that prices will be high all winter, and to make their stuff good. J. A. R1CKART, Market Correspondent. Live Stock Sales. The following sales were made this morning at the Stock Tarda. Kansas City, and reported over long distance telephone direct to the State Journal by Clay, Robinson & Co., live stock com mission merchants, with offices at all markets. Kansas . City. Feb. 4. CATTLE Re ceipts 1.000 head. Market steady. HOGS Receipts '18,000 head. Market Sc to 10c higher. Bulk of sales, $7.45&7.0u; top. $7.65. ' SHEEP Receipts 10,000 head. Market firm. KILLING STEERS. No. Wt. Prlce-iNo, Wt Price. 2S 1241 $8.00 I 36 14 ' $7.43 22 154 7.70 I 15 1133 7.15 tTTOMORROW V o Vanilla Wafers lOcIB. : Regular 20c foods. 0 WM. GREEN & SON COWS ..1130 .. 763 .. 656 .. 760 AND HEIFERS. 2 SS3 6 662 1 b60 18... 1192 5. 1 a 4.7S 4.75 4.00 6.3 4.5.) 4. 3.70 437 .25 STOCKERS AND FEEDERS. .10(10 7.35. 118. S60 4$S 7.40 . 865 . 765 . I SO .215 . a . 220 .11S0 . W 7.00 6.75 10. 7.2 15... 1... CALVES. 10.00 8.75 5.50 4.76 4 236 381 230 9. jr. 26 1 BULLS. 6.60 I 1. 4.25 I HOGS. 7.62'4llS. 7.60 72. ..1360 5. 85 98 76 305 220 16S 268 7.l 7.M) Topeka Marine. Tarnished by the Cham. Wolff Paekina Co. yards close at noon Saturday. VT cannot use plKa. tbln sows or hea-a weighing less than 170 iSs. Do not mar. ket hogs unless same are well finlana as w cannot use half fat stuff. TV aiva below prices effective at one, until ?uT tner notice.! Hoiieka-Kan- MIXED AND BUTCHERS 7.10.7 , HEAVY 7.06-CT775 LIGHT STEERS. SoSto choic;-(coVn J5a::::::::::::J:SSg fs cmon8fc-:::::::::::tte prime $5 056.oo ::::::: .i s-alr to goou.... j c,. r-nmmon to fair l'tUZZ " HEIFERS. 0043.60 Prime Good to choice , Fair to good.. Common to falr..... ..$5.06.2S .. 4.56JJ6 0 4.06 H 5 Prime, fat $4. M Fleshy t.bigi ot Mediums S.OO03.5 Market price paid for dry lot cattlaT If you will favor ua with your inquiries advising number of bead, quality and length of time on feed, we will mail you an offer or arrange for our kunrl to call on ou. Toptka Fruit and Pronnce Market. SeUin price by Hun'l K. Lux. Wholesale ciwu uiu roauce.J Topeka, Kan., Feb 4 APPLES-Per box, $1.10(6)1.76; ' bbL f3.254i4.75. v D01" COCOANUTS Per do.. 80c FIGS Per box, 75c. DATES Per lb.. 6c. HICKORY NUTS-Per bu., $1 25 BLACK WALNUTS Per bu.1 Tbc NAVEL ORANGES Per box, $2.75S3 13. FLORIDA GKAPii FRUlT-i.1 $3.7614.00. "r 00 LE..iON3 Per box, $7.75. CRANBERRIES Per box $3 25 TABLE POTATOES-R. R. E' 0 r bu.. 65c. T'r HOLLAND CABBAGE Crate lots lu,. BANANAS Medium sized bunchei. zll bunch, $2.WX&2.25; large bunches, .r buY $2.50ti2.75; per lb., 3c. -.r biuoa ROOT VEGETABLEB-Beets, re hl, 65c Carrots, per bu., 76c. PBrsnlDa. bu.. 75c. Turnips, per bu., 0o Pe ONIONS-Red Globe, 80c; Yellow 70c DFN1SH ONIONS Per crate 11' J RUTABAGAS per lb., lUe. ' SWEET POTATOES Per bu.. 11 n HOT HOUSE LETTUCE Per basket CELERY Mammoth, $1.18. HONEY Per cue $3.7(1. CHEESE-Per lb.. 19V4ff20c. O Y ST EKS Per can. HbOe; Dm H.W&2J0. v u Batter ana Em IFurnished Tb.tl., CHICAGO EGGS- K"" Feb' NEW YORK EGGS 23S24e CREAMERY BUTTER r'hi.'o N. Y.. 34i35c: Elgin. 34c; Tnn.w. It- ''- sale. 33c. ' ' Topeka Grain itfarkec tFnlshJ. Blar. corner Ku. WHEATS. TPeka- K"-b.4 NEW CORN 46c. OATS 34c Topeka Butter. Ezra an.l Furnished by the Topeka Packlna Topeka. Kan. Fh a EGGS Fresh country, aoc ' POULTRY Hens, all sizes, 10c- ,,,... over 2 lbs., lie; broilers, 2 lbs. tnrt ,, j?? w. a iha 11. u . "na under. 9c; geese, 7c; stags, Sc. TURKEYS Hen turkeys eve a it.- young Toms over 12 lbs.. 14c; old foma! BUTTER Packing stork, 17c. Topeka liar MiriM Furnished by T. A. Beck. 212-214 Ev tttLt PRAIRIE HAT-NoT Sfc b' . $9.00. NEW ALFALFA Choice. Ill nn. . Topeka Hide .Market. Quotations furnlsbed by Jame. o Hid. Co.. 1 ica Tra JPi 6m,t , Tomb, . GREEN CURED HIDES.. .1 jb: J 1. 14c; No. 2, 13c; Side Br.d,1,' Bulls and Staggs, 9fclV4c; Hor.i. : No. 1. $3.K.50; No. 2. $2"" TALJjOW 4VS6,c DRY HIDKS-Butchera heavy ,.. ary salt. 13Sl6c VJr" - Mink. $1.50&7.X; Raccoon. 60.i t-. Skunk black). $4.001.30; Skunk ,hi tripe). $3.0O&1.00; Sunk Jnarrow stJin.' $2.35&75c: Skunk (broad stripe). "l . Opossum, lSSDOc; trash 1TL',C: M.iskrat. large, 76j30c; Muskrat mid ,,m i062Cc; Muskrat- .mail" TL.l.JTl prices are xor prime fur a- "