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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 17.
COSTMORETOWED Legislature Would Double the 'Fces. - "' And Then Must Hare Health Certificate. IT IS A REAL CONSPIRACY To Discourage Bridegrooms, This Cost of Living. Friend of Horticultural ciety Frotests. So- Walking hand in hand with, the high cost, of living craze. Is the proposed legislation which will -make matrimony more expensive in Kansas. Bills now under consideration in Kansas may mean a real hardship to hundreds of young people, who will face a 100 per cent increase in the cost of matrimony. It is already quite certain that the cost of a wedding in Kansas will increase after. the legislature adjourns. If bills now pending are passed, it will cost at least twice as much to marry after the lawmakers go home as it will now. As eoon as the legislators pack their grips and leave, a brand new law will into effect which will permit the probate judges to charge a total of Jo. 50 for a marriage license and a wedding divided $2.58- for license ana 33 for a wedding. That is an advance of 50 cents over the old price. But there is another bill pending, which compels each person who pro poses to wed to secure a health certifi cate. -Now health certmcaies are z each. It reauires two for a marriage. which means that the young and ardent lover. must put away $4 more before he can lead his blushing bride to the altar. Figuring on just a plain, simple and very modest little wedding, there 'will be a cash outlay of $9.50 for the same Job that was performed in the olden days for $5. Of course the bills haven't passed yet. But if they do, there will be a few days of bargain counter prices on matrimonial contracts and up will go the price of marriage licenses until they are on a comfortable standing with the price of pork chops, beef steak, flour and eggs. As many of the young couples which marry in Kansas are not in the very best financial conditions, an increase in marriage prices of practically .100 per cent will be a severe shock. - In many instances it will mean ""the elimination of a little honeymoon, the sacrifice of some household necessity cheaper wedding togs or economy in pome or tne ways that only the fever ish young bride can think of. But there is one relief. These nro- posed new laws won't, go into effect for nearly a month yet. And while they are pending the Kansas probate judges are expecting a rushing busi ness. In fact, it is expected that many ol ine r-asier ana June weddings can be consistently advanced on the cal endar in view of the new oppression With which innocent matrimony is now inreaienea. Many wives of the Kansas legislators fire attending the session" fh is winter. Perhaps never before in the history of Kansas legislatures have so many of tne wives or memoers been In attend ance during the session or have dis played such keen interest in the pro ceedings. Since Kansas women have been granted the right of suffrage, they have followed the work of the state law makers with much interest. So it was probably quite natural that many of the wives of members came to To peka and will remain until the close of the session. But in former years these. women have devoted much of their time to social c'uties. This year :t is dif ferent. There has not been an import ant debate under discussion this; win ter that has been overlooked by the women. On their calendar they have marked with care every Important bill. They know the date of every approach ing fight. And it is quite certain that they will be present for every battle during the sesion. It is because they are now voters that the women have shown such un usual Interest In legislative affairs. They are learning the plan and general scheme of law making and incidentally picking up some of the fine points of the Kansas political game. "We are interested in the work of our husbands." said Mrs. A. M. Keene. wife of Representative A. M. Keene, of P-ott. "And now that the women' of Kansa are permitted to vote and to liold office we are studying the ques tions of interest to the people of the state." ; , In a letter sent to Governor Hodges nnd to members of the state legisla ture, William H. Barnes." of Howard, declares that the legislature . would make a grave mistake if It attempted to consolidate the horticultural society and the board of agriculture and warns the law makers against such legislation, t'nder their present conditions, Barnes declares, the two departments have been of great value to the state and It would work a hardship not only on the societies themselves, but on the stte as well If the legislature tried to com bine their work. Barnes was secretary of th? horti cultural society from 1895 to 1907. and is widely known among western horticul turists. In his letter, made public today. Barnes wrote to the governor and legislative members as follows: The horticulturists of Kansas are among the best, most moral, religious, clean, cultured and patriotic citizens, and are not beaten in these respects by any other class. They are also very patient but if you Injure the society I am sure you will hear from them in a way that will make you ashamed of that style of economy. Without detracting one iota from the laurels of the agricultural so ciety, which is twin to the horticultural society, 1 would say, that but for the costly experiments, and free expression, exhibition, and discussion of these gen . erous men. our state today would lack at least one-third of its present population: and that third the mo advanced and cultured: for what tends to culture and enlightenment more than the intense culti vation of trees, fruits, flowers, vegetables and kindred lines? These clean, moral, state loving men come together once each year and bring all their hoarded knowledge. original, experimental and Sractlcal; and Invite the public, without "union card" or admission fee, to come and see, and hear, and get wisdom "with out money and without price." They hide behind no patents, or copyrights, their studious results are offered free as guides to others. Nothing finer or better ever meets in the state house, and the great politician "clothed in silk and filled witl pride" does not realize the blessings he is missing when "he passes them by on the other side." The Kansas state horticultural society was organized by a small bunch of heroic and patriotic men in 1S69; and the legis lature soon recognized their valuable ser vices by making to tbem a small appro priation, and allowed them a few leaves as an appendix to the report of the state board of agriculture. It has since wot. mars- honors and gold and silver medals for our state. Its display In 1876, at the great centennial exposition at Philadel phia, -following lmmendiately after a year of the grasshopper scourge, brought to our state a hundred thousand settlers; among who who now harass the society. You who would now harrass the society. You cannot kill the Kansas state horticultural society and you would be very foolish to cripple it. IN SENATE "MILL." Continued from Page One.) word mottoa of the committees. Now thn( .-n ,1 . . Vl ,3 Q rilloH XHTalnst the omnibus system of disposing of bills it means that the body will have to work night and day in third reading v.. v.nfnv,oo ), ot m i tmm the com mittee of the whole. And very few of . I . 1 rrl V. . . . . tne senators are n. wun i-, . , to . the session. UNCLE JOE'S FAREWELL At One of Most Notable Banquets In Washington. Feb. 17. President Taft. cabinet officials. Chief Justice White, members of both houses of congress, past, present and prospective and a host of other political and per sonal friends of Representative Jos eph G. Cannon, of Illinois, former speaker of the house, featured the program and guest list or tne lare well dinner to him. Plans had been made for approxi matelv BOO trues ts. It was a feast of fun and a tribute of affection. The program abounaca with novel features, merrily an nounced by the toastmaster. Repre sentative J. Hampton Moore, of Penn sylvania. The dinner was the culmi nation ot plans laid many weeks ago to make it one of the most notable banquets ever given in Washington. The scheduled speakers included the president, Chief Justice White, Speaker Clark. Representative Under wood o Alabama, the Democratic leader of the house. Secretary Nagel, Postmaster General Hitchcock, Sena tors Root of New York, Williams of Mississippi, Penrose of Pennsylvania, Representatives McCall of Massa chusetts, McKinley ot Illinois, former Secretary of the Navy Hilary A. Her bert, former Representatives Tawney of Minnesota and Grosvenor of Ohio, Senator-elect James and the former speaker. ' - . When the guests assembled they found at each plate a souvenir pro gram with a poetical tribute, unsigned, but written by Representative' Moore. It read: "The storms may tome, the winds may blow, the saplings and the pines fall, but tempered to the sun end snow, the sturdy oak survives them all. And so in legislative halls, where men and measures come and go, on Fame's enduring record calls, the hon or rests with Uncle Joe." rn the reverse, beneath the curling smoke of a pictured cigar, ran this quatrain: "You may break, you may shatter the rules if you will; But the Cannon aroma will hang to : t them still." - " A -skit burlesquing members- of the house from the viewpoint of the press gallery, was contributed by the news paper men at the capital, who attended almost in a body. In this stunt a cub reporter asked a variety of questions regarding the personalities of states men and near-statesmen, and the re plies he received from the six cor respondents, who joined with him in the cast, were "hits" on the whims and ideas of various public men. "Who's that fellow down there that looks like Alexander Hamilton?" asked the cub. 'That's Jeff Levy. He s just hockel his $30,000 overcoat to Martin Littleton to lift the mortgage on Monticello, was the reply. And so the skit proceeded with E. C. Snvder In the role of the cub reporter and E. B. Clark. R. H. Patchin, George Miller. Oswald F. Schuette, Gus J. Karger and Theodore Tiller as the cor respondents. Other features of the banquet pro gram were moving pictures of "the seven ages of Cannon," presented by Henry L. West, a former reporter and for some years a District of Columbia commissioner: lighting cartoons expo sitions by Clifford K. Berryman of Washington and C. B. McCauley of New York; a parody "When the Chu Chu Leaves for Illinois. . by H. C Stevens, a newspaper correspondent in presentation of the bust of Mr. Cannon as a gift to him of colleagues in the house, with Representative Bartholdt of Missouri as their spokesman; songs by the Gridiron club quartet, and the Water Million Song by Major A. J. Stofer. ' Mr. Cannon's speech in acknowledg ment of the farewell tribute was re served until almost midnight. it TRUST BUSTING." High Record Established by the Tart Administration. Washington. Feb. 17. A high record In "trust busting" Is being established in the closing days of President Taft's admin istration. Attorney General Wickersham and James A. Fowler, his assistant, the "'trust buster" of the department ot jus tice, filed four civil anti-trust suits dur ing the last week and two similar suits' In the preceding week. ' - - - - Tn addition the government was vic torious in several notable' Sherman law prosecutions during the week just closed The "towing trust" on the Great Lakes was ordered dissolved, verdicts of guil'y were returned against the cash, register and bath tub "trusts" and James A. Fat ten pleaded guilty to one count of the cotton corner ' indictment. There is no Indication that the anti trust activity of, the expiring adminis tration has ceased and more suits may ba filed before March 4. . . CALIFORNIA BANDITS. One Shot in Unsuccessful Effort' to Rob RaUroad Depot. Los Angeles, Feb. 17. Two bandits. armed with shotguns, attempted to hold up the Southern Pacific depot at San Bernardino shortly before midnight last and one of them was shot, probably fatal ly, by E. H. Mccormick, the night oper ator, in charge of the station at the time. The other escaped. V hen the men entered the depot and oruered McCormick to throw up his hands, the operator drew a revolver anu open?d fire on the bandits. Both backed away, each sending a charge of buckshot at McCormick. who continued firing. One of the men dropped to the floor and was arrested by a night policeman, ice operator was uninjured. FIGHTING AGAIN. (Continued from Page One.) SHEHMAX WAS l'JGHT.- Definition of War Conservative, Cor respondent Says. New York. Feb. 17. The Mexico City correspondent of the International News Service has sent to the Hearst papers here-an uncensored -message in which he states that General Sherman was conservative In his famous defini tion of war. The message follows: "I am ordered not to mention the location of batteries or forces and to say that Madero is hourly improving his . position. I am officially ordered to say that the city is thronged with holiday crowds and that the sympathy of the populace is with the government. The city, I am told is in an almost normal state. "However. I wish to place myself on record to the effect that after experi encing seven days of battle. I am of the opinion that General Sherman was conservative in his famous definition of war." ARMISTICE BROKEN. Flglitins Resumed In City or Mexico News Censored. Laredo, Tex., Feb. 17. The truce ar ranged between the government and rebel forces at Mexico City was broken according to the telegraph operator at Mexico City who was in communica tion with Laredo at noon. A desperate battle was in progress at that hour, he said. The wire failed before further details could be given. Attempts to re-establish communicatfon with the capital this afternoon were unsuccess ful. El Paso, Tex., Feb.' 17. For a few minutes there was communication with Mexico City by-way of the National Railway's wire below Juarez. Only nes mat a 24 nours armisticn-was in effect was receivd before they were cut again oy rebels. " On train arriving here early today over the Mexican Central line's came a revv American refugees from Chihua hua City. They reported all quiet at the state capita and that the truce between rebels and federals had been unbroken. Hundreds of Americans trom the Casas Grandes district, thev reported, were attempting to reach the border, fearing anti-American upris ings. The train came in - 'without wires." No trains will be sent south, but the -foreigners are eXDeetine- to charter a train at Chihuahua City to move norm as rar as possible, even though the wires are not operating. All remains quiet alone- the border and at Juare. Salazar's rebels yes- teraay reported as moving porth have not been sighted. The federal garrison at Juarezts awaiting the turn of events and efforts of rebel agents here to get an expression from the federal com manders regarding their attitude to wards the Diaz revolt so far have failed. The telegraph companies, are refus ing all messages to Mexico City. Mexico City, Feb. 17. Hostilities were resumed with renewed fierceness in the Mexican capital today after a truce which lasted only a few hours. The armistice, signed at 2 o'clock Sunday morning by representatives of both sides, agreeing to suspend opera tions for 24 hours, was broken before noon. Soon the sound of heavy can nonading and the whir of machine guns announced the return of the federal troops to their posts in front of the arsenal. , It appeared as if the words of Ma dero and Diaz might prove prophetic and that this time the battle would be to a finish. President Madero this morning reit erated his refusal to comply with the suggestions of the senators that he re sign. He declared that he was still able to dominate arid that, if given time, would crush the rebel forces. General Diaz had not shown himself to be greatly In favor of the armistice but consented to it out of respect for the efforts of the American ambassa dor and the ministers of the powers' to bring about a cessation of hostilities until foreigners and non-combatants still within the zone of the fighting, could be removed to a position of com parative safety. Diaz regarded the truce as merely a delay in the accomplishment of his fixed purpose to drive Madero out of the presidency. The fighting Saturday had undoubtedly gone in favor of the rebels, who had resisted all assaults against them, had received into their ranks several hundred federal deserters and had obliged the federal command ers to admit that, for the present, at least, the rebel position was impreg nable. Strict Censorship. The strictest censorship on all dis patches has been established at Mex ico City. Government officials took charge of the cable office shortly after 5 o'clock Saturday evening and ruth lessly discarded messages of corres pondents to their papers. Code messages and all telegrams con taining any expressions whatever that might be construed into a suggestion of the important happenings in the capital were promptly confiscated. Nevertheless, several dispatches of a somewhat detached nature escaped the vigilance of the censorship and an early bulletin was flashed through that the armistice signed at 2 o'clock Sun day morning had been broken and that both sides were fighting savagely. The Mexican government was unable, however, to shutoff the official dis patches of the diplomatic representa tives, but as these are sent in cipher, considerable delay is being experienced because of the time occupied in trans lation and the fear is expressed that many things may occur in the Mexi can capital detrimental to the foreign residents before the exact situation is learned by the home governments." Brief dispatches giving a general idea of the situation prior to the fresh out break of hostilities were allowed to pass along, but the government appar ently is determined that not a word of the fighting which nas torn the city asunder for eight days shall be com municated to the outside world, if that can be prevented. The government has not only shut the world off from Mex ico City but so far as the public is Concerned, has shut Mexico, concerned, has shut Mexico. Preparations Made for Flight. Washington, Feb. 17. Preparations were made in Mexico City today for the flight of American women and children from the stricken city to safety within the borders of the United States. As soon as the armistice had been declared, the American embassy staff and the committee appointed by Am bassador Wilson began the work of assembling the panic stricken women and children at the embassy. Many who hitherto had.. paid no heed to the warning to leave the city now were eager to embrace 'any measures which meant their deliverance from the panic which has followed in the wake of a week's disorders. It was pointed out that the easiest way to safety lay via Vera Cruz, only a short distance by rail. Once arrived at the port of the capital city, the refugees would have full protection pending the continuance of their jour ney by steamer- to-American soil. One American dreadnought, the Georgia, already lies at anchor in "Vera Cruz harbor and two- ethers, the Vermont and Nebraska, are. due tomorrow. With the guns of these three sea mon sters leveled toward the city, refugees would have little to fear but, if neces sity should arise, the fugitives could bo taken aboard ship. While preparations' for flight of the women and the younger - members of tne American . colony were going for ward, the . work of removing ; all for eigners from the danger zone was en tered upon in earnest. TAFT WILL WAIT. (Continued from Page One.) "It is true that my country is pass ing through a terrible crisis.., The dis embarkation of- American troops would only increase the dangers of the situation and by- a very lamentable error. It would flo great harm to a nation which always has been a' loyal friend to-the United States, as well as contribute to the dangers surrounding the establishing of true democratic government here similar to that of the great American nation. "I appeal to the equitable,' just sen timents that have been the criterion of your government; and' that un doubtedly represent the sentiments of the great American people, whose des tlnles you have guided with so much skill and patriotism." -The battleship Georgia already Is at Vera Cruz, the Virginia is at Tamplco both on the Atlantic side, and ,the big dreadnought cruiser South Dakota is at Acapulco and the cruiser Colorado is at Mazatltun, both on the Pacific. The Vermont,, the 16,000 tons dread nought cruiser, - the flagship of Rear Admiral Fletcher commanding the sec ond division of the Atlantic fleet, and the Nebraska arev-due at Vera Cruz today. This will make the total num ber of United States men of war in Mexican ' ports six, bearing approxi mately- 6,000 jackies, officers and ma rines who could be landed for the re lief of the legations at Mexico City, should they become endangered. It- is known that the thing which President Taft and the cabinet now regard with most concern is the main tenance of communication with Mexico City or any attempt on the part of the Madero government to put a censor shio on dispatcher to this government. - The, isolation jjf the United States embassy and . foreigners would be one of the first things to force the landing of troops on Mexican soli at this Junc ture. Earliest dispatches to the state de partment were largely confirmatory of earlier reports and officials were watch ing the resumption of the battle in Mexico City anxiously. - CANAL CONTROVERSY. Last British Note Will Leave Tolls Matter Unsettled. Washington, Feb. 17. Sir Edward Grey's rejoinder to Secretary Knox's last note regarding, the Panama canal tolls question practically has been completed and Its' "substance at least is expected to reach Washington this week. It is understood that this last note by no means settles the controversy, nor does it contain assurance of an acceptance of the American proposi tion to exchange ratifications of the pending general arbitration treaty un der the terms of which the issue might be referred to the special com mission of six members proposed to be created by that convention. The rejoinder is, in fact, said to be a continuation of the British argu ment in support of the contention that the shipping of all nations must be on even terms in the Panama. The arbitration idea is, however, by no means dismissed but rather elabor ated in this last communication. The decision of the committee, it is believed, will prevent action in the senate at this session. No report will be made and there will be no oppor tunity for supporters of the Root amendment to put in a minority find ing. Some senators who voted to tabic the proposal declared they did so be cause they believed the tolls question was too important to be disposed of in the short time available for debate in the present congress. TROUBLE IN TOKIO. As Much Opposition to New Cabinet as to Old. Tokio, Feb. 17. The new Japanese cabinet under the premiership of Count Yama Moto is meeting with great opposition from the old consti tutional party. At a meeting today the old constitutionalists resolved not to support the government unless all the members of the cabinet adhered to the party. In consequence of thi3 ac tion the position of Count Yama Moto has become about as untenable as that of ex-Premier Tara Katsura. It is considered in leading political circles unlikely that Premier Yama Moto will yield to the pressure brought to bear by the old constitutionalists. It is believed probable that he will re port to the emperor his inability to transact both while the diet remains in session. GOV. WILSON'S HOPES He Expects to See Seven Antitrust Bills Passed. Princeton, Feb. 17. President-elect Wil son will be governor of New Jersey Just 12 days more and in that period he expects to see his seven anti-trust bills enacted Into law. The senate already has passed the corporation bills and they will be acted upon by the house in a few days Though it had been hoped that the legis lature would be able to adjourn coinci dent with Governor Wilson's resignation, that prospect is no longer likely. Xtw York Sugar.' MarKei. New York, Feb. 17. SUGAR Raw, nom inal; refined, quiet A J. P. MORGAN SCARE Report of His Serious Illness Abroad Unconfirmed. London, Feb. 17. J. Pierpont Morgan has been taken suddenly, and. seriously ill at Cairo, Egypt, according to a dis patch from Rome to ' the Exchange Telegraph company. The dispatch adds that Mr. Morgan is today being brought back to Naples on board the steamship Caronia and. that he is accompanied by two physi cians and two nurses. i New York, Feb. 17. From authorita tive private sources it" Is learned that Mr. Morgan had an acute attack of in digestion three or "four days ago, but it passed off and he is now in his usual health. He Is leaving Alexandria today on the Caronia for Naples and, is due in Naples on the twenty-sixth. He ex pects to then take his usual Journey up through Itrly. .. J. Pierpont Morgan sailed from New York on January 7 this year on board the steamship' Adriatic. His ship soon after departing f rom -: t he pier went aground off Governors island and was refloated later without sustaining any damage. He arrived in Naples on January 23 and visited the ruins of Pompeii. On January 24 he left Naples for Alexandria, Egypt, and arrived there on February 7 with the intention of visiting the fields of ancient relics be ing explored under the auspices of the Metropolitan museum of New York. It was -stated at the time of Mr. Morgan's departure by some of his intimate friends - that ' he probably would not return to the United Stats until August. -' . . - . No anxiety . was felt In regard to the financier's ' health " when he left New York and no physician accom panied him on his voyage. ' t : New York, Feb. 17.- J. P." Morgan, jr., today received a cablegram from his father at Alexandria, Egypt, say ing he -had so., far recovered from an attack of acute indigestion he suf fered recently that he had decided to return to Cairo and not go to Europe as at first planned. An active member of the J. P. Mor gan & Company affirmed that Mr. Mor gan had an attack of indigestion Tues day or Wednesday of last week and added J. P. Morgan, jr., had on Sat urday received most reassuring advices from his father, indicating the attack was practically over at that time. It was said Mr. Morgan's family and friends felt no concern regarding him and that in all probability by this time he had completely recovered. TODAY'S MARKET REPORT. Chicago, Feb. 17. WHEAT Although wheat advanced today account of strained relatoins between Russia and Austria, the market soon dropped back owing to the selling pressure. Wall street weakness had much to do with the reaction. The opening was Vt,c to 3c up. May start ed at 92c to 92c. a gain of VkC to .c, touched B2i&93c and then declined to 92c. Statement that Russia was Importing wheat from Argentina helped bring about a rally. The close was steady with May He net higher at 9274c. CORN Big receipts weakened corn. May opened a shade to 'A'WM.c higher at 62sc to i-i'Ac and tell to 52c. Export inquiry prevented much further setback ana later ran the market up. The close was steady, c net higher for May, at 52e. OATS Oats followed corn. May, which started a sixteenth to fie dearer at 34V4 34c, descended to 33T634c. - PROVISIONS Bullishness in the semi monthly report of provision stocks carried packing house products up grade. First sales were a shade to 6'7c higher, with May at $19.80 for pork, $10.624 to $10.67Va for lard and $10.574 for ribs. RYE No. 2, 634i63c. BA RLE Y 4771c. TIMOTHY $2.75i3.75. CI JO VE R $12.0019. 50. PORK $19.67. LARD $10.55. RIBS $9.87 Vs10.62. Chicago Grain Market. Chicago, Feb. 17. High Low Today Sat. WHEAT May .. 92T4-5s 92T4-93 92'A-?i S274 9'-'H July .. 91 9174-92 91Sg 9174 9114 Sent. .. 90 WWs 90Vs 90 90 CORN May .. 52-H 52- 5174 52?4 52Vi- July .. 53H- 52H 53- 53-4314 SeDt. .. 54V4-? 54- 5374-53 54- 54Vi OATS May .. 34', 344 33 Sl'i-ft 34V4-'.i July .. 34V4 344- 334-74 34'i 34 SeDt. .. 34-34'i 34 33V 34 34 PORK May ..Jy.w is.w j..; iv.u iv.to Julv ..19. SO 19.80 . 19.70 19.72 19.75 LARD May ..10.67-65 10.61 10.62 16.6o 10.62 Julv ..10.70 10.70 10.67 10.67 10.66 RIBS May ..10.57 10.57 10.50 10.52 10.55 July ..10.57 10.57 10.52 10.55 10.55 Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas City, Feb. 17. WHHEAT Cash : Market unchanged to He lower. No. 2 hard. 847c: No. 3, 84-&87c: No. 2 red. 99cft$1.03; No. 3, 90c(&$1.01. CORN Market unchanged to c lower. No. 2 mixed, 47c; No. 3, 46c; No. 2 white. 47c; No. 3, 47c. OATS Market c lower. No. z white. 33iff 32c; No. 2 mixed, 33c. RYE 62S63C. HAY Market steady. Choice timothy. $13.00313.50; choice prairie. $10.0011.00. WHEAT Receipts 124 cars.' BUTTER Creamarias. S5c; firsts, 33c; seconds, 31c; packing, 19c. EGGS Firsts. l(c: seconds, 13c. POULTRY Hens, 12c; roosters, 8c; ducks, 15c. CLOSE: WHEAT May, 86T4c; July, 864c. CORN May, ao'guoc. Chicago Produce Market. Chicago, Feb. 17. BUTTER Market easy. Creamery, 28t35c. EGGS Market easy. Receipts. 7,335 cases at mark, cases Included, 1718c; re frigerator firsts, 15c; firsts, 1818i4c. POTATOES MarRet weak. Receipts 127 cars. Michigan. 48'60c; Minnesota. 47S0c: Wisconsin, 46(S50c. POULTRY Alive, easy: turkeys. 15c: chickens, 14c; springs, 14c. Xr York Produce Market. New. York, Feb. 17. BUTTER Market steadier. Creamery extras, 36c;;;; cream ery held extras, 33534c. CHEESE Market steady. State whole mlik, colored specials, 17V418c; state whole milk winter, colored specials, 1S 17c; skims, S'SMc. EGGS Market steady. Fresh gathered extras. 2122c; western gathered whites, 21'S'24c. POULTRY Dressed, quiet but firm: fresh killed chickens, 14&18c; fowls, 13V4 17c; turkeys, 1424c. New York Stock Market. Wall St., New York. Feb. 17. STOCKS Reports of J. p. Morgan's Illness weaken ed the stock market at the opening to day and prices sold off abruptly on heavy offerings. Reading. Union pacific and United States Steel broke 2 points each. Canadian Pacific, the heaviest loser, yielded 4 points. Declines of a point or more were recorded in Lehigh Valley, Louisville and JCashville, Northern Pa cific, St. Paul, Rubber, Smelting, Vir- iimal Hundreds of Suits and Overcoats, Values $22.50 to $30 Special at Soucnth and STOCK SHIPPERS To Insure Yourselves Best Result Consign t CLAY, ROBINSON CO. Live -Stock Commission Merchants, Stock Yards, Kan. Ctty VTm Also Have Ow Own Ogle m ba, Denver. Sioux CUT. Bo. s Vort Worth. ginla. Carolina, Western Union, Can, Amelgamated and Utah Copper. Speculators recovered from their scare to some extent and bought stocks, caus ing rallies of half a point to a point. Denial of alarming rumors concerning Mr. Morgan's condition assisted the rally. St. Joseph Lire Stock Market. St. Joe, Feb. 17. CATTLE Receipts 2,200. Market steady. Steers, $6.75t8.50; cows and heifers, $3.757.50; calves, $5.00 10.00. HOGS Receipts 6,000. Market steady. Top, $8.10; bulk of sales, $8.00158.05. - SHEEP Receipts 10,000. Market steady. Lambs', $7.5038.85. Wichita IJve Stock Market. Wichita, Feb. 17. CATTLE Receipts 1,500. Market steady. Butchers' steers, $7.008.25; cows and heifers, $5.507.00; stockers and feeders, $6.50Ca7.25; bulls. $5.00 6.25; stock cows and heifers, $4.506.50; calves, $7.009.60. HOGS Receipts 1,500. Market steady. Top. $7.95; bulk of sales, $7.854T7.95. SHEEP No sheep. Kansas City Live Stock Market. Kansas City, Feb. 17. CATTLE Re ceipts 11.000, including 600 southerns. Mar ket steady. Native steers, $7.008.75; southern steers, $6.007.55; southern cows and heifers, $4.0Og.5O; native cows and heifers, $4.00ft8.bO; stockers and feeders, $6.00g7.S5; bulls, $5.25ff.50: calves, $6.50i 10.00; western steers, $6.50(8.25; western cows. $4.00i.7B. HOGS Receipts 9,000. Market strong to 6c higher. Bulk of sales, $7.95(g8.10; heavy, $J$7.9O&8.05; packers and butchers, $8.00 8.15: light, $7.95.15; pigs, $6.76(S'7.25. SHEEP Receipts 19,000. Market steady to 10c lower. Muttons, $4.50fi.25; Colorado lambs, $8.00as.75; range wethers and year lings, $5.25(97.65-, range ewes, $3.50415.75. Chicago Live Stock Market. Chicago, Feb. 17. CATTLE Receipts 23,000. Market steady. Beeves, $8.65S9.1; Texas steers, $5.005.90; western steers. 5.75a7.46: stockers and leeders, $1.7o(W7.6a cows and heifers, $3.10Sf7.50; calves, $6.75g 10.25. HOGS Receirfts 48,000. Market fir Lieht. $8.05fiS.35: mixed, $8.00"&8.35; heavy. $7.85.32 rough, $7.85ff8.00: pigs, $6.50 8.10; bulk or sales. 8.zuots.ju. SHEEP Receipts 30.000. Market easy, Native $4.80f.40: western. $4.90r.5O; yearlings, $6.60ig7.90; lambs, native, $7.00 9.00; western, ti.wj.w Kansas City IJve Stock Sales. fThe following sales were made this morning at the Stock Yards, Kansas City, and reported over long distanca telephone direct to tne state Journal oy Clay, Robinson A Co., live stock com mission merchants, with oiuces at all markets.! Kansas City. Feb. 17 CATTLE Re ceipts -11,000 . head Market . steady to strong. HOGS Receipts 9,000 head. Market strong to 5c higher. Bulk of sales, $7.90 8.10: top, $8.15. SHEEP Receipts 13,000 head. Market steady to 30c lower. KILLING BTEERS. No. Wt. Price. No- Wt. ' Price. 20 1367 $8.65 46 12S0 . $8.15 64 1131 7.85 33 909 7.45 25 982 7.35 COWS AND HEIFERS. 32 942 6.15 10 81 5.75 3 1120 4.50 1 1040 4.10 1 12S0 6.75 2 930 6.15 21 763 7.65 STOCKERS AND FEEDERS. n 677 9.40 I 55 736 7.40 28 610 7.25 I 3 ,. 573 6.00 CALVES. 3 180 9.75 I 4 210 8.50 14 362 7.25 BULLS. 10 1131 5.75 I 8 10! 4 3 1130 5.25 1 1260 6.00 HOGS. 84 . 223 . 8.024! 71 254 8.1 .32"'".... 198 8.10 j 74. 217 8.00 ' 77' ... 247 8.00 28 200 7.95 1-" 97 8.10 I 81 205 8.00 Topeka Maruetw rarnlshed by th Chaa. Wolff Pack In C. yards clos at noon Saturday. w cannot us pigs. Jbln sow. or hags welching less than 170 lbs. Do not mai kct bogs unless wu ar well xinlsnad u wa cannot us half fat tuft. w miVm belaw prices ttacttva at ones, until rar, Vner notlca-1 - Topeka, Kan.. HOGS. MIXED AND BUTCHERS...... HEAVY Feb. 17. 7.5Og7.70 7.5O67.60 - 7-657.70 SSTto choi"cirB )::::::::::: 6.vaM . s.yo.7 45695.25 4-OOS4.5 Goodto"cbolee.. Fair to syv; ComP to tata . Prime Good to choice , Fair to good.. Common t. fair. Prime, fat. Fleshy - .. $5.05-36. 96 .. 4 05 m -- -664.0 .0(t6, ..$6.05 36. 2S .. 4.55a.0 - 4-05&4.50 a.504-0 ..$4 2536 OS ... 3.655M.Ot Cm Kansas flucnua So St. )owmh. mm Mmia, K. HU Loai and t Ti TOMORROW re 0 ft o Lenox Soap 9 BARS 25 Cents o ft WM. GREEN &SON Mediums I.MSXM Market price paid for dry lot CattlaT If you will favor us with your inaulriss advising number of bead, quality nd length of tima on feed, we will 'mk. you an otter or arranga for ou.- huv " to call on you. Toptka Fruit and Proance Marks. Selling pric. by Bam'l K. L.x WhoisaTi. Topeka, Kan., Feb 17 APPLES-Per box, .10&l.j6; per bbl $3.25Sj4.76. COCUAnuia-rer aoz., goo. FIGS Per box, 76c. DATES Per lb.. 6e. HICKORY NUTS Per bu., 11.00 NAVEL ORANGES Per box. $2.75&8 jk FLORIDA UKAri. RUll-r k, $3.8514.00. r ' lKMONS Per box, $5.757.60 CRANBERRIES per box, $3.10 TABLE fOTATOKS-R. K. is. ' q , ., bn., 6c. " "r HOLLAND CABBAGE Per lb.. ma BANANAS Medium sized bunches. L buncb, $2.002.2o; large bunches, per bunI $2.aOu2.76; per lb., 3Vo. unc KOOT VEGETABLES Beets, pf bu tec. carrots, per bu., J60. Parsnips. rl bu., 75c. Turnips, per bu., 40c v ONIQNS Red Globe, 80c; Yellow TOe. rP NISH ONIONS-Per crate. $L40 RUTABAGAS Per lb., 1540. SWEET POTATOES Per bu.. 11 na HOT HOUS12 LETTUCJS-Pa balct, CELERY Mammoth, $1.06. HONEY Per case, $3.60. CHEESE Per lb.. 19'.i7 20'4c. OYSTERS Per can. a60c: c . tl.6e2.0. - sa. Butter and Egg. Furnished by Ths Continental cram Co.. "opeka. Kan. J " Topeka, Kan.. Feb IT CHICAGO EGGS 22V4622H. , NEW YORK EGGS 2425. CREAMERY BUTTER-Chlca-o N. Y.. 37S38; Elgin, MrAiAr - wholesale, 35. Topeka Butler. Eggs and Pnultr Furnished by ths Topeka Packing Co.) Topeka, Kan., Feb 17 EGGS Fresh country, 16c. ' '' POULTRY Hens, all sizes, Uc; prin over 2 id. and unri.. 14c: over 2 lbs., Uc; old cocks. 6e7 c; geese. 7c; stags, Sc. TURKU, x xien '""eys overt lbs.. 14-. young Toms over 12 lbs.. 14c; old Torn!' 12c. " ' . . BtlTtK-rwurag siock, 17c. Topeka Grain Market. Furnished by J. H. BlUard, cornsr K-' as ava. and Curtis atj Topeka, Kan., Feb n WHEAT-75078C. ' ret- NEW CORN 46c. OATS 34c Topeka Bay Market. Furnished by T. A. Beck, zu-zi E. taj .SP'1"1' Kan., Feb 17 PKARIE HAY-No. 1, $9.00- No ' $8.00. NEW ALFALFA Choice. $13.oo- N , $12.00. ' Topeka Hide .Market. Quotations xurnlsbed by James C . ttid'j Co.. 108 fcst Third stTj 8m,t GREEN CVRJloES-'Nivei' V. 14c; No. 2. Uc: Side Brands. a'. Bulla and Staggs. H10Hc; Horaia HirfL No. 1. $3.0U3.50: No. 2. UMT HidM TALLOW 4ee. DRY HIDES Butchers bary. 20On ary salt, l15c y' "W. Mink. - J1.&K&1.0P; Raccoon. Soctt 75. Skunk (black). S4.erKri.50; 8kunk (ih. stripe). $3.01.0: Bunk (ntrr, ? $2.354x-75c. Bkunk fbroad strlp, $,.4': 'Opossum. ttfcSOc; trasn worthleii Muskrat. largs, 7S4?3)c; Muskrat. medium. Maskrat. ...all. ti20c Th. abi?. prlcaa ara tot prima furs- -