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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL THURSDAY EVENING. AUGUST 15. 1918
BIG DIPLOMATIC EVENTS APPEAR TO BE BREWING President Makes Sudden Xrip to See Colonel House. Follows Long Conference With Secretary Lansing. Ff BIG PROBLEMS ON HAND Mexican, Russian and Bulgar ian Pots Boiling. Prompt and Decisiye Action Soon May Be Necessary. Washington. Augr- 15. Without the necessary tangible evidence lor con viction there nevertheless was a dis tinct feeling in official Quarters here today that diplomatic events of first magnitude are brewing. President Wilson, after a long con ference with Secretary of State Lans ing yesterday afternoon, suddenly de cided to visit his personal friend and confidential adviser. Col. E. M. House, at Magnolia, Mass. He left last even ing on a special train and is there to dav. It was officially stated the presi dent was off "for a rest;" at the same time there have been most significant and in some cases extremely deli cate international problems breaking out on the world situation during the last week, any one mt which might prove a "poser" for the United States' at this time. They include: 1 Thef threat of Mexico to practi cally double her tax on oil and enforce other measures against foreign oil in terests there despite objections from Great Britain and the United States. 2 The distinctly hostile attitude of the Bolshevik! leaders in Russia to the allies, their arrest of allied consuls and vigorous hostilities against the Czecho-Slovaks' troops in Siberia, 3 Th increasing gap between Bulgaria and her Teuton allies and the growing possibility of an armistice between that nation and her enemies. Were it not for this chain of cir cumstances, coupled with the extend ed conference the president had with Lansing before leaving and the sud denness of the trip, it might well be and possibly is true, that the visit to Colonel House is merely for rest. With him are Mrs. Wilson and Dr. Carey T. Grayson, his private physi cian. Diplomatic Developments Likely Regarding the possibility of" diplo matic developments however, there is much to be said. Foreign oil producers in Mexico de clare that the government's proposed steps, expected to become effective within a few daysf amount to confis cation and will endanger the supply of oil upon which allied naval forces are dependent. Tampico wells are be ing liberally drawn on for this pur pose altho oil experts here say that the vast natural supply, of that region is barely tapped. Mexico Holds Up Allies. Mexico has seized the chance to fill her coffers with revenue from Qil. The fact that it is one of the war neces sities makes it an ideal subject of heavy excise by the Mexican govern ment. Mexico is understood to have In formed Great Britain, upon the latter's protest of Carranza's proposed action that she will permit no diplomatic in terference in this question. The iiote is taken to be a broad hint to the United States also not to interfere. American interests have already regis tered protest and representatives have been negotiating with the Mexican government for some time. Russian Affairs Critical. Passing to Russia, Bolshevik! out rages against allied representatives in Moscow, have astounded official Wash ington. Arrest of British and French con sular staffs at Moscow and invasion of the consulates, is reported in official cables to the state department. American affairs there have been turned over to the ' Swedish consulate. Altho no Americans have been seized, according to latest reports, British and French, citizens have been imprisoned. . The Bolshevik! announced they would hold these as hostages because pt the attack on the Soviet govern ment by the landing of British and French troops at Archangel. Germany is working under cover of the disorder to tighten her grip on af fairs in Russia. She is conscripting Russian men, according to unofficial reports from London and brigading them with German and Hungarian soldiers. Bulgarian Friction Grows. Bulgaria, meantime, is growing bolder in her denunciation of Ger many and Turkey. Her bitter resentment against Tur key and Germany over territorial dis putes has almc-t completely under mined her morale as far as aggressive fighting for the central powers is con cerned. 0 , Warm words against German and Turkish statesmen are freely expressed at public meetings on the streets of Bulgarian cities and in the press, ac cording to advices received in entente diplomatic quarters. Turkey wants to recover territory ceded to Bulgaria in 1913, which in cludes the fertile Maritza valley. She also wants Dobrudja jn payment for her part in the Balkan campaign. Bulgaria is replying that only 7 per cent of the troops in this fighting were Turkish and refuses to consider her naim to compensation. Bulgars 11a to Turks. Bulgaria, altho allied with Turkey, still retains her former animosity and hatred toward the Turks, who in cen turies past, have massacred and op pressed the Bulgars. Any aspirations on the part of Turkey are met with apprehension by the Bulgars. "The stronger the Turks become. the more disagreeable they are to us!" a leading ofia organ declared. "The question .assumes even a worse char acter thru the attitude which our al lies, the Germans, have taken," the Journal adds, Jn commenting on Ger many's leaning toward the Turks in the dispute. v Other press Vommerit received In official quarters here indicates the en tire Bulgarian nation is becoming aroused and unified against her own allies. TO 8TREOTHEN THE NERVES. Tttkm Hertford' Add Phosphate When ii rve t, tired or restless, it re stores the 'system, and induces sleep. Adv. THOSE BEARCATS U J " A WHPPET - (AH I - - - I HUN CHIEF LAYS BLAME FOR LOSS UPON PRISONERS Says .Captured Germans Gave Information to Focb. 1 Told Allies When and Where Attack Would Tall. WARNS HIS MEN NOT TO TALK "Small Matters May Give Away Big Movements." Declares Future Depends on Silence of Prisoners. With the Fr-nch Armies in the Field, July 15 (by mail.) Copies of an order. Issued by General Luden dorff, show that Germany's plans on the west front are constantly being revealed to th French and allied commands by German prisoners. The order follows: "A captured document coming from the Second French army and dated May 26. proves that German soldiers belonging to the Seventh regiment of Chasseurs of the 197tn division of in fantry captured as prisoners north of the Chemin Dea Dames during the night of May 25 and 26, revealed to the enemy our impending attack. "Very probably they told all they knew about preparedness made in their sector, and in the adjacent sec tors. The nemy was thus able to know precious details co-.cerning the hour, the form of our attack, the ar tillery preparedness, the units en gaged, etc., etc. 'Allies Were Ready! "Another document, dated May 26. which has come into our hands also shows that the enemy, awaiting our attack, gave warning to their troops against our gas and were aple to brins into position on the heights between the Aisne and the Vesle the reserves (the ' Thirteenth French division) which they were folding cn this por tion of the front. The resistance of this division case the 4ives and limbs of many German soldiers. "Defeat Die to Treachery." "Without the treason committed by tl.ese two prir ners. the surprise of May 27 woull have succeeded com pletely and the success might even have been much greater than it really was. "It has likewise - been established that our attack of June 9 was known to the enemy thru the declaration of prisoners, which alo: e r -bled the enemy to be prepared for this attack. "We are struck by the precision and richness in det. ils of the information which the enemy is able to secure from German prisoners. "I demand that orders be given to instruct without ceasing and in the most extreme detail the troops both in the field and those in the interior, of the conduct to be maintained in case they are taken prisoner and that they be made to see the shameful character and . the terrible conse quences of an attitude similar to that of the above. "I demand equally that the armies publish in the newspapers and Jour nals that they edit the text of the pres ent order and that articles be written based on it. Prisoners Repeal Vital Facts. "The great majority of the men who have the misfortune to be taken pris oner fail to realize (deserters to the contrary) the degree with which their declarations concerning even insigni ficant objects not only place in peril the lives of their comrades but com promise the success of our attacks and raids. . . "The Infamous conduct of some of these prisoners can veen have reper cussion extremely important on the final victorious issue of the war; they can even cause the most damage to the fatherland as a whole. "The soldier who refuses to dishonor himself, retains his conscience and self-respect in his own eyes, in those of his supreme chief, in those of his country and finally enforces the re spect of the adversary. , DEFY AUTHORITIES Irish Revolutionists Seek a Show. Down With the Government. , Dublin, Aug. 15. The Lady Day meetings scheduled for Omagh on Lady Day by Sinn Feiners and Dillon followers have been forbidden by the authorities here unless officials of the organization obtain the permits re quired for all gatherings. Ignoring the rule requiring permits, officers of the Sinn Fien have in structed their 1,800 societies to go ahead with their meeting apparently intending to force a show down with the government. - John Pillon, labor leadr. left early today for Omagh. where he was to ad dress a gathering this afternoon. WHIPPETS (BABY TANKS) At A DllCniJT CAME m 7hKQuqH SHORT OF SUPPLIES Hun Torpedoes Stripped of Equipment to Save Copper an:! Brass. (Correspondence of the Associated Press.) An Irish Port, Aug. 4. The Ger mans in their extremity to make their raw materials for their munitions as far as possible, have stripped their torpedoes until they ' are as bare as skeletons compared to the former ef ficient mechanisms. It seems that the- idea of the Ger mans is to gain the highest possible explosive power and to eliminate the delicate and expensive propelimg and steering apparatus. This has been done at the cost of accuracy and range and at the same time enhanced the danger to the U-ooats by forcing them much -closer to their target than would be necessary if the older types of torpedoes were used. But it has resulted in a .great saving of copper and brass, and doubtless has facili tated quantity production. ETTLES AUSTRIA Recognition of Czecho-Slovak Nation Means Disolution. Allies Are Now Finally Com mitted to Break-up. London, Aug. 15. British recogni tion of the Czech-Slovak nation is commented on favorably by the news papers. The Daily Graphie says that it means that in addition to the other war aims, the allies are now com mitted to the formation of a separate and independent Czecho-Slovak nation out of the ruins of the Austrian em pire. Dr. Dillon, writing in the Dally Telegraph, says: "These timely measures tell of the determination of the entente powers to break up the Hapsburg monarchy into its constituent nationalities and to take as much thought about the re constiution of the east as of the west of Europe. The importance of the declaration lies in the implied resolve of the allied governments to. carry on the war until this solution is reached.". It is suggested by the Daily Chroni cle that the policy exemplified in the Polish and Czecho-Slovak cases should be completed by the recogni tion of the- Jugoslavs. hqtspelI'broken up (ConMnoefl from Pure One.) Sedan, where the mercury register ed 104 In the last twenty-four hours, was the hottest place in the state, Manhattan and McPherson the tem peratures went to 100. The extreme hot weather In the east has moderated. St. Louis had a tem perature of 90 and Cincinnati 9. West of the Rocky mountains the weather remains cool and comfortable. The wind at lOio'clock this morn ing was blowing eight miles an hour from the south. The high and low marks for this date were 102 in 1896 and- 54 in 1889. DAII.T WKATHKB TAB LB. Furnished by the westher bureau office. Topeka, Kan., for the 24 hours ending at i n. ib. xuursaay. Station High Low. Prec. W'ther. .. 100 fi 0 Clear .. 70 S2 Fair ..92 70 0 Fair ..SS .BO Fair .. .. S .22 Fair .. AS AS .60 Fair ..94 Art o Clear .. S W 0 Clear ..SO 70 .4B Cloudy ..US U . Clear A W ,fiS .R2 Cloudy .. !W 70 .22 Cloudy ..- !M 70 , .18 Fair ..92 1,4 O Clear .. 100 70 O Clear .j 74 O Clear ..100 w .04 Clear ..90 4 .14 Far .. 9G ftt 0 Fair .. 104 77 O Fair .. OS 70 .47 Cloudy ..92 04 0 Clear ..90 70 0 Clear .. 94 72 .2S Rain 94 72 .50 Kain Dodge City . Km porta .... Eureka Fort Scott . Garden City Ooodland ... Hanover .... Hays Horton ..... Iola Phillipsbnrg Scott City .. Redan ...... TOPEKA ... Utlca Kansas City Light to moderately heavy showers have fallen in eastern and north central Kansas in the past 24 honrs with temperatures Tanging somewhat above the normal. Other States. Station Hfleh. Low Wtiter. Boston - , 74 (Hi Clear 70 40 .04 Cloudy 72 70 0 Clondy 96 73 .20 Clear SS SO 0 Clear 74 6 .20 Clear S2 .54 Cloudy 80 60 0 Clear 80 MR 0 Cloudy 86 80 0 Clear 86 64 .02 Kain 94 80 0 Clear 90, 78 0 Cloudy 74 62 O Fair 92 7 0 Fair 1 08 .01 Clear 78 m .01 Fair 90 74 .12 Clear 94 68 0 Clear jtt 62 0 Clear 36 56 T Fair 9- 76 0 Clear 82 64 0 Clondy 76 60 .14 Clear 66 66 0 Cloody 70 so 0 Clear 82 52 0 Clear R 62 0 Clondy 96 SO 0 Clondy 86 68 0 Clear 72 S4 0 Clear 78 52 0 Fair Calgary, Alb. ..... Chicago. IU. Cincinnati, O. .... Corpus Christl .... Denver, Colo Des Moines.' Is.... Dulnth. Minn. El Paso, Tex Galveston, Tex. Havre, Mont. ..... Jacksonville, Fla.. Little Rock, Ark.. Los Anpreles, Cal.. New Orleans. La.. New York, N. Y... N. Platte, Neb.... Oklahoma, Okla... Phoenix. Arts Pittsburgh, Pa. . . Portland. Or. St. Louis, Mo 9- St. rani. Minn Salt Lake. Utah.... San Francisco. Cel. Sault Ste. Marie... Sheridan, YVyo. . Spokane. Wash. .. Tampa, Fla. , .. Toledo, Ohio Washington. D. C. Winnipeg, Man.... ENqasf FbRbJ-CfiASrtq AH-i H0V4 1 A SQUARE THE KEi foLB. YANKS LIKE KING They Found George of England Delightful Fellow. Was Not Snobbish and the Poughboys Cheered Him. With the British Armies in France, Aug. 13 (night). Americans hero sre strong for King George, who left for London yesterday" after eight days in the field, during which Marshal Haig began his battle. Several times the king met Americans, chatting with them in the friendliest manner. He talked with Generals Pershing and Bliss and Major Generals O'Hyan of the Twenty-seventh division and Lewis of the Thirtieth, and decorated a number of our troops who partici pated in the fighting along the Somme on July 4. On Friday night the king reviewed O'Ryao's and Lewis's divisions and later Major General Cronkhite's Eightieth division. The kjog spent 094 morning with American troops. Doughboys, lining the roads, cheered the king.' Received American Generals. Major Generals Reed, McRea and Simonds of the United States army, were received by the king, who visited the newly won territory east of Amiens and decorated General Currie, commander of the Canadian troops. 'He also knighted General Debeney of the French army, visited all the British commanders and lunched with the king and queen of Belgium. He averaged a hundred miles a day in motoring, visiting hospitals, depots, etc, and received the newspaper cor respondents before leaving. "I am greatly pleased that so many Americans are here," he said. 'Theyl are looking fit and their spirit is ad mirable. They are determined to win forward or die fightnig. They are very fine troops. On of my greatest pleasures in my visit here was that I was able to talk with General I'ersh ing and some of your other senerals and men "They certainly never thought of anything but a victorious peace in the country they came from." ALLIES TO DEAL (Continued -tota Page One.l game. It is my belief that with an American army-of 4,000,000 men in France under one commander-in-chief we can go thru the German line when ever we please." Only Class 1 Until June, "This law," the general added, "will let us lean on class 1 until June SO of next year. We reached the conclusion that the enlarged program was neces sary on July 30." Secretary Baker explained the steps that led up to the change in the mili tary program. "After the recess of congress," the secretary said, "the study of the situa tion went on and a few days ago it became clear to us-that the eighty di vision program was" perhaps the max imum which we could possibly hope to accomplish and to accomplish it it would be necessary to .change the age lLnits from the present limits to 18 to 4." Secretary Baker said he asked the surgeon general for a formal opinion as to what changes he would recom mend, to which the surgeon general suggested the ages 18 to 45. Baker Strong for It. ' "The bill as it is written meets with my entire approval," declared Secre tary Baker. Asked -ty Senator John son of California if he believed the pending bill was essential to carry out the -purposes for which the United States entered the war. Secretary Bak er replied: "I believe that to be the fact. My own Judgment about it originally was that 19 should be the minimum and I came to the 18 minimum only after thoro study of the situation and with some reluctance, but finally believing it to be necessary to secure the appro priate nurnher of men." lilt vum.iiiuce a uuuuu id rcpuivinE the bill, the report says, is "based upon the necessity of the government in this crisis," and upon the opinion of the secretary of war. the chief of staff and the provost marshal general that it would be better to extend the draft n a than a fnvoA tkna. laau. ages than to -invade tnose classes ,' which have been defefred by law anTI by regulations' of the war depart ment." Regarding the work or fight amend ment of Senator Reed providing for withdrawal of deferred classification from men absent from work without cause, the report says: Upholds Work or Fight Clause. "Jt seems to the committee that in view of the fact wa are about to au thorize the drafting of boys between the ages of 18 and 21 as well as those abovf! 21 up to and including 45 and are providing for the exemption of men between 18 and 45 who are En gaged in useful and necessary occupa tions from actual service in the ranks, that when any are exempted solely for the cause their services are more val uable to the nation in the production of things essential to the prosecution A GERMAH ' TANK tT , CAPTURED A of the war that when they cease in good faith to follow the essential oc cupation they ought to be subject to the draft as in other cases. "The young man not engaged in these occupations must wear the uni form, enter the ranks and bare his breast to the weapons of the German army.v . He cannot refuse to work even for an hour and he is compelled to fight whether he feels disposed to do so or not. In view of this when a young man is exempted from the draft solely in order that he may engage in an essential industry he oughts to con tinue in that employment in good faith while any grievance is being adjusted by the industrial board and if he fails to do so he ought - to be subject to draft. Interferes With No Man's Rights. "The provision does not pretend to interfere with the right of any man to cease labor when any man pleases to do so. but simply says to him that if he does cease he shall, under such regulations, as the president may pre scribe subject himself to the draft as tho he had not been exempted in the first instance.' x Senate leaders had telegraphed members to return from vacations so that the agreement for three-day re cesses until August 24 might be set aside and thus clear parliamentary obstacles to taking up the bill imme diately upon convening Monday. Only forty-three senators answered to their names when the roll was ..called, six less than a quorum. There were 22 Republicans and 2X Democrats. Take Up BiU Next Week. The senate adjourned until Mon day and the plan now is to begin consideration of the bill r.ext Thurs day, if possible. Senator Chamber lain still 'hopes to pass the measure by Saturday of next week. He said a quorum seemed assured for Monday and he then will renew his request to set aside the vacation program and proceed Thursday with the bill. He expressed confidence of its passage within three days, before the national war time prohibition proposal comes before the senr.te as privileged busi ness. There was some discussion of seeking to have the prohibition meas ure set aside if the draft bill should not be, finished by Saturday, but the generar opinion was that the prohibi tion advocates would not consent to sidetracking their measure. TURKEY RESTIVE GoTernment Employes Dis tribute Allied Literature. Germans Threaten Bombard ' ment of Constantinople. London, Aug.. 15. Differences be tween the Germans and the Turks are becoming more frequent and bitter, according to Information received from Constantinople. During a quar rel with Talaat Pasha recently, the German ambassador is reported to have threatened to bombard the city. Advices from Constantinople say that leaflets drop, ed by British avia tors are read by the population with sympathetic Interest. Posters recent ly fojind o- the walls of mosques and government buildings declaring that the Germans are the real enemies of Turkey called forth a strong protest from the German ambassa "or and a demand for an Inquiry. Threatened Bombardment. 'Talaat replied it waa impossible to discover the authors. The ambassa dor then announced that German mili tary police would take charge of the inquiry. On the following day he in formed the grand v'zier that the ma jority of the offenders were in gov ernment service and that therefore punishment should be exceptionally severe. Talaat retorted that before punish ment he would institute his own in vestigation. Violent discu-tslon fol lowed and the German ambassador went so far as to threaten the grand vizier with bombardment of Constan tinople with guna of the battle cruiser Goebem. TODAY'S MARKET REPORTS ChlcaRO. Aogr. 15. CORN Notwithstand ing that fnrtratx ralna mmmI thtm nra m ket t the opcnlng toa,y prices soon scored i material advance. Scarcity of offerings formed the immediate reason for the de velopment of strength. Increasing serious ness of crop damage reports tended to make sellers cautions. Initial Quotations which varied from the same as yesterday's finish to c lower, with September gl-00 to $1.614 and October S1.62S4 to $1.324. were followed by decided npturn all around. OATS Firmness In oats resulted from the advance of corn. Trade lacked volume. After opening 6c off to Mc to 4c higher with September 6Sc to 8c, the market scored si i trot general gains. PROVISION'S Business in provisions was of only a scattered sort. Price changes wen animoortant. Subsequently buying on the part of houses with stock yards connections gave I the market a slight upward tendency. i Chicago Grain and Prarlsten Market. i (The range of prices on grain futurea on j Chicago Board of Trade as reported by Tbos. J. Myers. 901 N. E. Bldg.K , Close Chicago. Aug. 15. Open High Low Today Yes. CORN Aug. ..loK 1A1 1504 160- 150- Sept. ..lttH4 162 180 102 lfil4 Oet. ..1825-163 1622 183 162 OATS - . -' Aug. .. 6SU 68 68 . GSVi- 68- Sept. .. 6' 68M,- 6S 69 6Sti Oct. .. 6 70 69 70 69 PORK . Sept 44.00 44.00 Oct. ..44.86 44.35 44.30 44.30- 44.35- LAUD Kept. ..26.82 ?6.8S 26.82 24.82 26.75 Oct. ..26.72 26.75 26.72 26.72- 26.65 RIBS Sept. ..24.70 24.72 2465 24.70 24.67 Oct. . .24.85 24.87 24.80 24.85 24.80 Kansas Citv Grain Market. (The. range of prices on grain futures on Kansas City Boa-d of Trade ns reported by Tbos. J. Myers. 301 N. E. Bldg.) Kansas City, Ang. 15. Close- Open CORN Aug. ..106 Sept. ..163H Oct. . .163 OATS High 16714 65 Low Today Yes. 166 1CT14 164 1634- 1(13 70H 70 71- 163 1U4- Au. Sept. .. 701 7014 7114 18 70 70 JCC 72 . 71 71T4 -Kansas City ProOHee Market. Kansas City. Aug. 15. WHEAT Cash : Market steady. No. 1 hard. t2.1814ig2.2014 ; No. 2. $.152.17; No. 1 red, $2.18; .-No. 2. 2.152.15V.. , 1 CORN Market steady to '2c higher. No. 2 mixed, fl.S2.1.85; No. 3, nominal; No. 2 white, J1.94(S1.96; No. 3, nominal;; No. 1 yellow. l.K5fal.SS; No. 3, nominal. OATS Market steady. No. 2 white, 71c; No. 2 mixed, 91i(i70c. . . RYE $1.62fi 1.65. ' KAFIR AND MILO MAIZE $3.43 3.47. HAY Market unchanged. SHORTS J1.52S1.60. , B RAN 1.42(gl0. WHEAT Receipts 376 cars. BUTTER Creamery, 43c; firsts, seconds. 40c; racking. 34c. EGOS Firsts, 38c; seconds, 32c. POULTRY Hens, 2225c; roosters, 42c; 18c; Oc- springs, mr. proilers, Zfc. CORN Close's tober, $1.64 September, $1.66 Chicago Produce Market. Chicago, Ang. 8. BUTTER Market firm. Creamery. 3914g4414c. EGOS Receipts 8,848 cases. Market un changed. POTATOES Market nnsettled. Kereipts 3.1 cars. Minnesota Earlv Ohlns. -'.2.V.f 2.30: ditto sacks, $2.S3?.2.40; Illinois, $2.20 2.25: Virginia, 5.75r B.of' POULTRY Alive, higher; fowls, 27VS53 29c; springs, 30e. New York Prednee Market. New York, Aug. 15. BUTTER Mr rUet steady. Creamery higher than extras, 46 46c. EGGS Market irregular. Fresh gather ed extras. 477;48c. CHEKSE Market firm. State whole milk, flats, fresh specials, 25iS2614c. POULTBY Alive, firm: chickens, broil ers. 32c: fowls, 3;c: old roosters, 23c: tur keys. 28&30c; dressed, 1 steady and un changed. New York gngmr Market. New York. Aug. 15. SUGAR Raw, steady; centrifugal, 6.055; fine granulated. 7.50. New York Stock Market. Wall St., New York. Ang. 15. STOCKS Steady selling of "nited States Steel at an extreme - decline of a point was mainly responsible for the further irregularity of the morning. Other industrials reacted to the same degree with American Smelt ing. Industrial Alcohol and Sumatra To bacco. Baldwin Locomotive lost 2 points. Transcontinental rails fell back -with Grangers, Union Pacific and Southern Pa cafic becoming moderately heavy. The only leader to Bhow marked strength was Marine preferred which made a 2 point ad vance at midday. Liberty 34's duplicated the year's maximum of 100.08. regnlar opening of today's stock market, war news being subordinate to tighter monetary conditions. Leaders reacted slightly from vesterday's final quotations, United States Steel and other Industrials, as well as active rails denoting moderate pressure. Fractional advances were made by Marina preferred and a few specialties. American Writin Paper preferred was conspicuons for l.s .gain of 3& points in the first half hour. Kansas City Live stock Sales. (The folowlng sales were made this morn ing at the Stock Yards, Kansas City, and reported over long distance telephone di rect to the State Journal by Clay Robin son & Co., live stock commission mer chants.) Kansas City, Ang. 15. CATTLE Re ceipts .12.000 head Market -slower to weak. HOGS Receipts 5.000 head. Market steady. Bulk of sales. -717.75lS. 60 ; top, JlSOff. SHEEP Receipts 3,000 head, steady. KILLING STEERS. No. Wt. Prlce.lfil. - Wt 17...- 064 J14.00 S 1050 11 15S0 16.00 I 9 1244 32 928 15.25 I 17 870 niWS AND HEiU'BKH- Market I'rtre S15.25 - 16.10 17.50 32 1060 12.00 51 940 11.25 8'i'K'KIl(S ANl. ITElfiliKltS. 1.. 3.. 1.. 2.. .. 11.. 790 7.00 11.00 800 7.50 .1040 . 050 . 744 . 120 . 3G4 .1210 . 762 .1000 . 200 10.50 8.00 9.25 9 50 8.50 950 .CAI.VHI 13.50 I 2... 8.50 ' I HOGS. ,74 I6 62 211 70 104 T3 172 SI 1000 18.75 -10 Oil 1S2 268 188 204 18.50 18.90 18.40 18.00 18.50 18.25 17.00 I Morning Grain Gossip. (FumUhed by tbeTopektT Board of frade) Chicago. Aug. 15. The Tribune: Grain The weekly weather and crop bulletin of the agricultural department was fully aa bullish on losses to corn crop as conserva tive people expected. It lays continued hot and dry weather was very unfavorable for corn from Kansas, southeastern Ne braska, southern Iowa, southward and over much of the Ohw Valley. In many uplands In Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, the crop will be a failure. Corn In southern Illinois Is verypoor, while In the north it Is excellent, and in the centml regions fair. In Indiana the crop made poor growth. Uplands and light soils show poor. In Ohio it is poor, with condition critical In middle and northern conn ties. Nebraska reports say com damage la gen erally confined to the region east of the one hundred meridian In Platte River coun try and southward, west and north coun ties very good to excellent, bnt poor in south central and east portion. Sentiment among the corn traders last night wes mixed. The crop bulletins were not bull ish enough to bring in a large outside buying trade. Those who were bullish were disposed to go a little slow, while the bears thought there bad been all the advance on the crop damage the market was entitled to. New York. Aug. 15. The Financial News FALL HATS Don't throw away your old Felt Hat, there isn't any need of buying; a new one. Why not brine; it in and have it cleaned and reblocked just as good as new. The real Hatters for Felts or any kind of Hats. - - Dry Cleaning- and Pressing-. The Capital Hat Works 528 H Kan. Ave. Phone S630 Mail Orders Solicited Bulletin: Stocks Bill traders operations expected to continue. The railroad Issues r growing in zavor. im snares are also re. ported welt taken. On recessions ateel meets with good buying, according to spe cialist advices. Chlcac Live stock Market. Chicago. Ang. 15. HOGS Receipts 20. O0O. Market steady to 15c lower. Butchers, l(t. 903 10.55: light, 19d0rr.75: parking. 17.75ttl3.75; -ough, $17 J5&17. W : bnlk of sales, S18.0019.50; Digs, good and choice, tl8.00(g 18.50. CATTLE Receipts 13,000. Market very dulL Bidding unevenly lower, except on few best corn It a and canners: calves, 25c higher. SHEEP Receipts 17.000. Lambs, firm; choice wethers, $13.75; best natives, S1&.00; sheep slow to 'ower. Kansas City JLtTfl stark Market. Kansas City, Aug. 15. HOGS-rKerelpts 5.000. Market steady, l'ulk of sales, $lH.rt(l. . o; neavy. l.3orals.s : packers and uuie-uera. s.p(y ia.au; Ugnc, SL4.id(g.lS.lo CATTLE Becelpts 5.000, inclnding 200 southerns. Market steady. Prime fed steers. $17.251840: aresaed.beef steers. 13.0017.00 ; western steers, All.00-13.50; southern steers, $7.50(515.00; cows. $6.75f$ 11.60; heifers. $7.50(13.00; stockers and feeders. $i.0oei(!.40 ; bulls. $6.0010.50; Calres. $.0(313.50. SHEEP Receipts 3,000. Market steadv.. Lambs. $UIOO1S.J5: yearlings. $11.00((S 15.50; wethers, $1AOO 14.75: ewes. $!).0UJ 14.90; ntockers 10 i feeders. $H.0G$1&.0U. Tepeka Market Beport. (Prices furnished ny Wolff I'acklnfir f'e.i Topeka, Kan., Aug. 15. HOGS MIXED AND BUTCHERS $14.50(518.15 HEAVT 14.50fi-18.25 LIGHT 14.50ftUS.2ff PIGS U.00U.;j0 Poultry and Eggs. (Furnished by the Topeka Packing Com . pany. corner Laurent and Madison. Topeka, Kan.. Aug. 15. Springs, over 2 lbs.. 24c; old roosters, loc; broilers, 1 lb" to 3 lbs and under, 26c; hens over 3 lbs., 23c; hens under 3 lbs., 20c. EGGS 37c. BUTTER (6Q49C Topeka Grain Market. (furnished by - Derby Grain Co.. corner Kansas Are. and Curtis St.) - Topeka, Kan., Aug. 15. MIXED CORN $1.60. WHITE CORN L65- . OAK-65c Toneka Hay Market. - .Topeka. Kan.. Aug. 13. PRAIRIE HAY $13.00. ALFALFA $20.00. Batall Hay. - Topeka, Kan., Aug. 15. ALFALFA ?18.00. PRAIRIE HAY $20.00. 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