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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 1, 1920
BETTER THAN 1919 Labor Sit nation in West Im proied Since Last May Day. Are Fewer Men Out on Strikes in All Cities. FEWER WALKOUTS IN PROSPECT Most Out Are Switchmen Chicago and Detroit. in Only 500 Workers Idle in State of Oklahoma. Chicago. May 1. May day found the labor situation in the west consid- rsbly improved today as compared with a year ago. Heports showed that less than 25. 000 workers were idle as a result of strikes, tho thousands were threatened with Idleness from walkouts planned in case wage Increases now being sought were refused. Street crfr employes In Chicago and retroit prepared to strike next week If, their demands for wage increases are turned down. Several thousand hotel and restaurant employes here planned a walkout if employers reject their demand for a 35 per cent wage in crease. They say It will result in clos ing down practically all hotels, cafes and lunch rooms. Detroit street caT men were to receive their answer to day. No Demonstrations Planned. Tn Chicago, less than 3,000 workers were on fctrike and these were rail road employes who went out when switchmen called their strike. I-a hor as a body, planned no demon- Sure Relief INDIGESTJO 6 Bell-ans Hot water Sure Relief BE LL-AWS FOR INDIGESTION A E We loan you a Kodak if you have your developing and print ing done here. Get One For Tomorrow All films developed and printed the Stansfield way, that's the Right 'Way. GEO. W. STANSFIELD 1KI GGIST 633 Kansas Phone 289 strations, it was said here, tho radi cal organizations arc expected to stags a few parades and meetings. From 10,000 to 20,000 shipyard workers were reported out on strike In San Francisco. They demand recognition of their union. Several hundred tailors there are demanding $1 an hour- Switchmen out totaled 250. In Detroit, 2.000 "railroad workers were still out, it was reported- Indi anapolis had 2,500 out in addition to thirty molders. At Des Moines, forty electricians are on strike. Portland, Ore., reported a total of 730 men on strike. They in clude 40 tailors, 50 shoe clerks, 75 switchmen, 150 laundry workers, 15 window cleaners. 200 metal trades workers and 200 grain handlers. They sought either wage increases, shorter hours or recognition. Gary J Threatened. Gary, Ind., is threatened with a complete tie up. Street car men. building trades workers, butchers and barbers are expected to strike. Considerable improvement in the labor situation at Seattle and Spo kane, generally scenes of labor agita tion, was reported. Neither places have records of strikes. At St. Paul, 150 ice men are striking for $1.35 an hour, and 400 garment workers are fighting for higher pay and improved working conditions. A total of 500 men are on strike in Oklahoma, most of whom are switch men. Records show there are five strikes as compared with the same number a year ago. WEATHER (Continued from Page One.l Topeka was 43 at 1 o'clock this morn ing. Flora predicted 60 degrees for this afternoon. Tonight he expects a temperature of 45 which will rise to 60 degrees tomorrow afternoon. Extremes on record for this date were 85 in 1901 and 28 in 1909. At 3 o'clock this afternoon the wind was blowing 12 miles an hour from the southeast. DAILY WEATHER REPORT. Furnished by the weather bureau ., Toiil;a, Kan., for the twenty-four hours eu'ling t 7 a. m. Saturday. .,., staflous High. Low. Prec. Wth r. Boston, Mns. 4 .04 C ouily ( algarv. Alb 38 .16 .12 ( londy Cincinnati. O Tt 40 o Clear Corpus Christ!.... 7K '- 0 Cloudy Denver. Colo SH .18 O C'lou.ly Bos Moines, la.... OS 44 .01 Cloudy Dulutb "0 0 Clear El Paso, Tex SB 5 0 Clear Galveston. Tex.... T 70 0 C oudy Havre. Mont 50 4" Cloudy Jacksonville S2 4 0 Clear Little Hock. Ark.. 7 C 0 C ear Los Anseles 64 SO 0 Cloudy New Orleans. La.. 7s fig 0 Clear New York, N. Y.. CO 42 .1 Kjin N. Platte, Neb 00 42 0 Cloudy Oklahoma. Okla.. 72 GO 0 Fair lMioentf. Aril 4 V O Pa r Pittsburgh. Pa 62 38 .22 i air Portland. Ore 5-1 46 .02 Cloudy St. Louis, Mo fi 4S 0 Clear St. Paul. Minn (10 38 0 Clear Salt Lake. Itah.. x 4 .14 Cloudy San Francisco 5fi 46 0 Clear Sault Ste. Marie... 44 32 O Clear Sheridan, yo 158 42 0 Clear Spokane, Wash.... 58 40 0 Cloudy Tampa, Fla 82 70 0 Fair Toledo Ohio 4 S4 .56 Clear Washtnston, D. C. 78 4 .38 Clear Winnipeg, Man... 48 2S 0 Clear KANSAS WEATHER REPORT. For twenty-four Jiours ending 7 a. m. Saturday. Stations High. Low Free. Tioads Anthonv 74 4 0 Good Concordia .... 68 40 0 Bough Dodge City m 44 0 Fair Dresden 60 40 T Kniigh Kmporia Tt 42 0 Fair Eureka 74 42 0 Good Ft. Scott 68 40 . 0 Fair Garden City m SK 0 Fair Goodland Oil 40 0 Fair Hanover fl( 40 0 Fair Havs 4 42 0 Fair Hortoic BH 38 0 Good Hutchinson 68 44 0 Fair Iola OS 40 0 Fair Lawrence 68 42 0 Good Liberal 70 46 O Good MePhersnn- 66 44 0 Fair Maoksvllle 60 42 O Rough Manhattan 62 4f O rtougli Phlllipshurg 60 40 O Rough Scott City o 42 0 Good TOPEKA 57 43 0 Fair Wichita 60 40 0 Fair Kansas City ...... 5 46 0 Slip'ry St. Joseph flu 44 0 Good Stuge of river at Topeka, 7.2 feet. I Protect Your Income From lues of time due to disability.' Here is the best policy on earth. Reasons why you should buy thia policy. 1. It pays 150 per week as long aa you live and suffer total loss of time caused by accident. 2. It pays (37.60 per week for three-fourths loss of time caused by accident. i: It paya J25 per week for one-half loss of time caused by accident. 4. It pays J12.50 per week for one-fourth loss ot time caused by accident. 6. 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Ordinary loss by accident as follows: PRINCIPAL, SUM 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 17.500 Life. 7,500 Both Feet. 7.500 Both Hands 7,500 Both Eyes. 7,300 One Hand and Foot. 7.500 One eye and one hand. 7.500 One eye and one foot. 7.300 Speech and hearing. 3.750 Either hand. S.750 Either foot. 3.750 Either eye. 3.750 Speech. 3.750 Hearing. $3,000 Permanent stiff elbow and knee joints. $.000 Permanent rigid elbow and knee Joints. 1.500 Permanent stiff elbow Joints. 1,500 Permanent stiff knee Joints. 1.500 Permanent rigid knee Joints. 1,500 Permanent rigid elbow joints. 1,500 Thumb and index fin ger. Pays double indemnity while riding In any public conveyance propelled by steam, electricity, 'compressed air or cable (Including platform, steps or running board thereof) or burning building, lightning, eollapse of outer walls of any building, or the explosion, collapse or rupture of a steam boiler, or in consequence of a cyclone or tornado. 14. In case any of the above losses occur within four years from tho date of any accident, we pay $50 per week in ad dition to the above principal sum. N 15. It pays your doctor bill up to $25 for treatments caused by either sickness or injury that does not cause loss of time. The most complete and liberal policy ever Issued, covers everything, all the time, and gives perfect protection against all misfortunes of human life. Agents wanted. Call 4127 or write. Niels Johnson, Dist. Mgr. J01 Central Natl. Bank Bldg. Topeka. Kansas A WOOD "BONER?" General's Inrasion of Fayorite Son States Causes Alarm. Act as Bar on Late Ballots, Dopesters Bellere. MAY ADD TO ALLEN CHANGES Candidates' Managers IVatch Kansas Delegation. Vood or Johnson Won't Control Convention, Indication Xow. BT A. L. SHULTZ. Application of the Kansas standard of politics to the national situation does not cause injury to the cause of Governor Allen as a Republican dark horse because of presidential prefer ence primaries during the last week. Returns x from Ohio, New jersey, Massachusetts, Idaho and Arkansas only strengthen established convic tions that the nominee is to be chosen after the delegates reach Chicago probably from the field of present out side possibilities." General Woods running In Ohio and New Jersey won acclaim from surface observers. But the men who do the real deep sea thinking in poli tics are not so certain that Wood has really gained ground because of his showing. The New Jersey situation has broken down every apparent chance for a Wood-Johnson agree ment in Chicago on the ground of former Roosevelt associations. Wood's vote In Ohio was remarkable, but Wood's Ohio campaign is a bar to any Harding strength which might go to the army chieftain after the early ballots. Wood's Policy Causes Alarm. It was the policy of the Wood man agement in putting his name on the ballot In the favorite son states that is now causing alarm. Wood gath ered some votes in Illinois, but he did not gain the friendship of Lowden supporters when he made a vigorous campaign in the Illinois governors home state. The same situation pre vails in reference to Governor Cool idge's support in Massachusetts. Neither Lowden, Harding nor Coolldge are likely to act as cheer leaders for the Wood crowd in event one or all of the three should be unable to win. It will require a court order to send their strength to Wood. All of these things may add to Gov ernor Allen's chances in Chicago. The governor's preference is General Wood, but he has flatly declined to make Wood speeches in the states of anv of the numerous favorite sons. Inability of Wood to win would logi cally throw his deliverable strength to Allen. On the other hand the Kansas governor will be able to pick up much independent strength and might be able to land delegates friendly-, to injuring Governor Allen's "chances. If he can stay on reasonably friendly terms with both Wood and Johnson and does not alienate Lowden, Hard ing and Coolidge, he should go to Chi cago as one of th favorite dark horses in the Republican convention stables. WILSON IS MAIN ISSUE Texas Democrats to Express Approval or Disapproval of Administration. Dallas, Tex., May 1. Texas today was to approve or disavow the Wil son administration. Precinct conven tions of Republicans and Democrats in Texas were to be held, at which voters were to choose delegates to the county conventions Tuesday, where delegates to the state convention May 25 will be named. While voters will not express them selves directly on the point, chief in terest in today's voting will be on in dorsement or repudiation of the na tional government under President Wilson. The contests today will be to name delegates favorable to one side or the other. Most of the rural district voting ill come during the afternoon. Towns are to have night meetings. Fourteen hundred delegates to county caucuses will be named today one for each 500 votes cast in the latest Democratic primary. TO LEASE POWER Tivelre-Year Fight in Congress Is Brought to End. Under Terms of Bill U. S. lVill Control Water Power. either Harding, Lowden or Coolid but who would flatly refuse to go to Wood. Look to Kansas Delegation. The political faux pas of the Wood managers in going into Illinois. Ohio and Massachusetts has been the sub ject of nation-wide continent. Should General Wood's vote from these states be sufficient to eive him the nomina tion early tn the convention, he would profit thru the move. At thia time, however, there is seemingly no possi bility that anv candidate will be with in gun shot of the l.ominatlon on the first nrobablv even the second or third roll call. Elimination of some of the weaker possibilities in the early voting would scatter their delegates, but the Dsvcholosrv of the campaign has not been such as to indicate that the swine would be to Wood. In consequence or tne present out look the action of the Kansas delega tion in Chicago becomes a matter of more than general concern. Governor Allen's personal fidelity to Wood is expected to insure for him the bulk of transferable Wood strength, should the general fall to land. The action of the twenty Kansas delegates pre ceding such a possible situation will be watched with real concern by man agers of all other candidates. Agreement Falls Thru. On the face of flat personal prefer ence. General Wood has from five to eight votes on the delegation. Wood supporters have urged that the full Kansas delegation vote for the general in order to insure his support of Gov ernor Allen should he develop strength later in the game. Tet, such action might place Governor Allen in much the same situation which has con fronted General Wood in his "relation with other candidates. If Kansas re fuses votes to other candidates on the early ballots, the other candidates easily Would find an alibi In de clining to cheer for Allen later In he battle. Thus, the serious side of smart politics is to be determined by the Kansas delegation and the party lead ers sometime between now and the first roll call. Several Kansans recently forecast a Wood-Johnson agreement because of former Roosevelt associations. Such a combination might hold the veto power of the national convention. If such an agreement were possible sixty days ago, it is now almost be yond the realm of consideration. The Johnson and Wood forces did not come out of the South Dakota pri maries in good humor. There was decided slump in brotherly relations after the Michigan returns. Now Johnson's managers openly charge the Wood forces with stealing the New Jersey primaries and will contest the vote in several counties. x Lowden Gathers Strength. Seemingly it all means that Johnson must win without Wood and Wood must win without Johnson. Both might throw strength to Governor Al len who was a leader In the Roosevelt organization and is on friendly terms with both of the candidates. There is a strong belief that Senator Knox of Pennsylvania is to be the residuary legatee of Johnson if the Californlan is unable to corral a majority of the national delegates. Knox's prospects might not be increased In view of the fact that Governor Sproul Is in the dark horse class. Johnson delegates who would naturally balk on a blanket delivery to Knox, might be classed as favorable to Allen more than any one other candidate It is quite clear that the last week has not materially Improved the chances of either Wood or Johnson to control the convention. Lowden has recently picked up the Iowa dele gation and the bulk of the Arkansas delegation. Johnson has gathered some natural votes in the far west, but California, his home state, is yet to speak. If it should turn to Hoover, ihe California senator would go to Chicago badly crippled Washington, May 1. The water power bill as agreed to by house jind senate conferees was reported to the senate Friday by Senator Jones, Wash ington, chairman of the senate com merce committee. The conference report marks the end of a twelve-year fight between the two branches of congress over legislation regarding water power sites on navigable streams. The bill creates federal power commission to ad minister leases and regulate the use of water power on public domains by private corporations. The bill would permit fifty-year licenses on power sites. At the expira tion of the period, the government Is giving the option "o purchasing the plant by paying licensees' pet invest ment, issuing a new license upon rea sonable terms or Issuing a license to licensees who shall pay the original licensee for his net investment, ac cording to explanation of Senator Jones. The United States may take over and operate water power plants in time of war or for any purpose in- volving the safety of the country. Jones estimated that five billion dollars In potential water power is wasted every year, and said he under stands that water power projects hav ing a total capacity of over 40,000,000 horse power are ready to be under taken upon enactment of the bill. "Completion of these projects would open up over 4,000 miles of the upper reaches of our streams and rivers to navigation," he said. "The cost of these river improvements if under taken by the government would be up ward of $800,000,000 and If accom plished by private capital for purpose of power production instead of thru taxation would not cost the govern ment a dollar except for the locks and removal of minor obstacles In those portions of the streams not run? by power dams." Tired of Lip Stick She Uses It For, Pen cil Is Suicide Chicago, May 1. A red Hp stick, that helped hide a girl's secret, was used by Marie Williams to write her death message. She was tired of singing and dancing for a living, tired of rouge and the lip stick. She left a garden in the middle of a party and went home and opened a gas jet. The janitor, who found hea body on the floor and a message, written with a. lip stick on a mirror. ; "Have no pencil. Tell mother I am at ease." Her mother. Mrs. S. I. Williams, Wilmington. 'Del-, was notified of the death today. " TABOR JURY CAN'T AGREE. Paw Paw, Mich-, May 1. Mrs. Sarah Tabor, charged with causing the death of her daughter, Mrs. Maude Tabor Virgo, was at liberty to day under bonds of $2,000. The jury which heard the evidence against her disagreed after 36 hours of debate. The jury was reported to have stood 8 to 4 for conviction. The new trial probably will be held in September. TODAY'S MARKET REPORTS Chicago. May 1. CORN Improved weather for farm work tended today to give some advantage to bears in the corn market. Trade, however, was mostly in small lots, and there was but little hin drance to rnllle. Opening quotations, wlillh ranged from to 4e lower, with July $1.64 to S1.G4M, and September $1.57 to $1.57 were followed ' by upturns all around. ' - OATS Oats like corn were eased some what by sunshine and warmth. After open ing c lower ta 4c advance, including July at SS'ie to 88c, the market hardened a little. PROVISIONS Heavy deliveries on May contracts forced the provision market down, lards and ribs were especially affeected. Chicago Grain and Provision Market. (The range of prices on grain futures on Chicago Board of Trade as reported by empire commission .o.) Chicago, Mav 1. Close . Open High Low lodaj Yes. ton , May ..175 1772 174 173 178 July ..111414 ir,i,i itrt unsj, us Sept. ..T37 15k 100, 1571a 157v OATS ' May ..lno'-j 10214 lofm imi 10014 inly .. 8S-j 9t . 8814 89 SS PO UK May .".5.00 ."-"5.05 July ..36.73 06. 80 36.75 36.75 37.00 LAUD May ..19.75 19. S7 19.70 19. SO 19.90 July ..liO.SO 20.67 20.50 20.55 20.70 RIHS May ..17.50 17.(10- 17.37 17.50 17.70 July ..18.50 18.00 18.40 IS. 45 18.65 Kansas CHy Grain Market. (The range of urlcej on grain futures on Kansas City Board of Trade aa reported by Empire Commission Co.) Kansas City, May 1. Clone ujiea tiign i.ow xoaay May ..166',-fi 167 166 July ,.lr 164H 1M2 Seif. ..155vs 150-ji 135 . OATS May ..1021,2 KV.14 1021J July .. SSVg fSOi-i 8S 107', 16.", 14 156 Yes. loll 162 155 lorm so, 1007,i ess LIFE FOR DOUBLE MURDER Aathor of Grcensburjr Tragedy Hold Nerve to Last Pleads Guilty. Hutchinson, Kan.. May I. James H. White" entered a plea of guilty to a charge of first degree murder before Judge Day in the district court at Greensburg, Kan., late yesterday. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in tho state penitentiary. White maintained to the last his reputation of "possessing no nerves." No relatives of the sentenced man were in the Greensburg court room j Vhen sentence was pronounced. White was unperturbed when ar rested the day following the discovery of the dead bodies of Weyman Crews and wife, buried in the barn of their' farm near Greensburg. He showed no emotion when he knew he was in dan ger from mob violence, but took his removal to the Pratt and Hutchinson jails as a matter of course. Altho Wrhite's mother, his wife and eight brothers and sisters visited him here and wept thruout their visit, he remained dry-eyed. W ANTS TRIAL ON SCENE. Standard Oil Would Defend Damage Suit at Ellis. A permanent injunction is sought in a petition filed in the United States court here from permitting twelve persons in Ellis county seeking dam ages to the amount of $240,000 from the Standard Oil company from prose cuting their suit in the Missouri courts. The damage suits had been filed in the Grundy county circuit- court of Missouri and transferred to Davies county. The suit grows out of the explosion of two oil tanks in a filling station at Ellis. The building caught fire and there .were a series of explosions which resulted in the demand for damages by spectators and others near the scene of the accident, who were injured. The Standard Oil company filed us petition before Judge John C. Pollocjc in Kansas City Monday and a tempo rary restraining order was Issued. Now a permanent injunction is "asked in a petition filed here. The case will be argued before Judge Pollock May 7 at Kansas City. The company states m its petition ; that it is willing to appear in the dis- 1 trlct court of Ellis county where the I accident occurred. There it would be able. It says, to show the Jury the place where the accident occurred and explain the circumstances. It is al leged the persons were all spectators at the fire, and that all of them had been urged and ordered repeatedly to leave the scene on account of the danger. Following are the persons who" have filed suit against the company and the amount of- -damages claimed: Harry M. Kirkman. $50,000; Esther Miller. $50,000: Otis Brewer, $50,000: Clem Ms Herman. $25,000: Peter H. Hieronime. $10,000; Louis E. MiHer, $10,000: John Stressler and Anna Stressler, for the death of their daugh ter. Mary. $10,000; John Buchholz and Pauline Buchholz. for the death of "Chicago Weekly Grain and Provisions. Chicago, May 1. Violent upturns in price have resulted this week from the extreme difficulty of getting gram to de liver on May contracts at the leading rail way terminals. Compared with a week ago, corn quntatioua this morning were 5c to 1-VjC higher, oats showed l:Sc to Gc ad vance and provisions ranged from 20c decline to a rise of 60 cents. Notwith standing thpt owing to strained financial conditions weakness became manifest at times in the corn market, the majority of sellers who attempted to take advantage of depressing circumstances overreached themselves. The fact remained stubbornly in evidence that not enough grain was In position to satisfy immediate commercial requirements. Topmost prices ever known here reached for oats. It was sold that as ft result of adverse field conditions the 1020 acreage of oats in the United States wonld be noticeably curtailed. Reports that Germany ha 1 obtained $15,000,000 vredit from nn American packing company difl considerable to make provisions aver age bister. Chicago Grain and Provision Market. Chicago. Mav 1. COUN Close: Mav. $1.73; July, $1.65; September, $1.57ViQ 1.573i. OATS May. $1.011.Q2; July, SO'ic; September, 7Ce. RYE May. 82.10(52.11: .Tulv. $2.01. BAULKY May. $1.72: September, $1.41. PORK May. $,.00; Julv. $.'10.75. LARD Mav. $1D.!;0: Jutv. $20.53: $21.S5. kiks May, 517.50: July, $is.15; $1!.97. francs, demand. 15.02: cables, 15.00. Marks, demand, 1.73; cables, 1.74. - Chicago Livestock Market. Chicago. -MSy 1. (U. S. Bureau of Mar kets) CATLE Receipts 4,000. Beef steers, steady to strong. Sales. $10.50S 13.75; bulls and calves, m-eak; all other cUssea, steady; compared with week ago. beef steers, 25c to Wc higher; (he stock, 75c higher; bulls and feders. 25c to 50c higher: 'vealers, $1 to $1.50 lower; heawy salves, 50c lower. HOGS Receipts 14,000. Market steady to strong with yesterday's average. Top, $15.50: bulk of sales, $13.85 15.50 ; pie mar ket, steady to 50c lower: bulk of desirable, 100 to 200 pound pifs, $13.2514.25. SHEEP Receipts 6,000. Bulk today's re ceipts direct to packers: few sales around 25c higher. Compared with a week ago: Lambs, mostly $1 lower; sheep, steady. - Kansas City Livestock Market. Kansas City. May 1. HO;S Receipts 1.000. Light and medium, steady to strong; top, $14.75; heavy, slow; bulk light and meiMum, $14.2514.75 ; bulk heavies, $13.50 (&14.15. CATTLE Receipts 1,800. Market for week : Heavy beef steers, strong to 15c higher; top, $13.30; bulk of sales, $U.I5'a 12.25: vearlinis. 25c to 50c hicher: top. $14.50; bulk of sales. $11.501.00: killing! cows and bulls, steady; veal and calves, I $2 to $3 lower; bulk good to choice vealers, 1 $11.50Q12.5U. SHEEP Receipts 5,000. Bulk receipts ill- I rect to packers. No trading today. All 1 clases 75c to $1 lower, compared with a t week ago. 1-at sooru xexas wetners iaie yesterday, $11.00. Kansas City Weekly Livestock Market. Kansas City Stock Yards, April 30. PRIME YEARLINGS QUARTER TO FIFTY HIGHER. HOGS AND BHEKP LOWER. Tho livestock markets operated under improved railroad conditions this week, owing to a break In the strike, prices were irregular. Prime yearlings advanced 25 to 00 cents, heavy steers were steady to 25 cent higher, and theep lower tnan last week's close. Prime yearling steers sold np to $14.50 and heavy steers np to $13.f-5- The ton nrlee for hoss was $15. but the top today was down to $14.05, and average prices were above last week. Railroad i conditions improved during the week, but ! traffic is still below normal. Demand will , not show large capacity until further im provement is made in shipping conditions, i THIS WEEKS RECEIPTS. Receipts this week were 22.120 cattle, ; 4.425 calves. 39,250 hogs, and 28.000 sheep, compared with 23.4UO cattle, 2,015 calves. 37,600 hogs, and 27,240 sheep last week. and 35,800 cattle, K.ouo calves. o,u nogs and 29,500 sheep a year ago. Receipts this week were about the same as "last week, and April receipts, owing to the, strike were 40 per cent short of April, 1818. BEEP CATTLE. Early in the week there was a fairly active demand for heavy steers at higher prices, but later, trade became dull, and part of the advance was lost. Yearlings, light and hand weight steers, especially yearlings, mere In active demand. Top price for yearlings was $14.50. and a good many brought $13.50 to $14.25, strong to heavv weight steers sold mostly at $12.25 to $13.S5. Colorado steers brought $1050 to $13, mostly $12.25 to $13. and aoutli Texas grassers $9.50 to $11.45. Cows and heifers were stronger, and veal calves $1.50 to $2 lower. Bulls sold readily. STOCKERS AND FEEDERS. A moderate improvement was reported In the outlet for stockers and feeders, but prices were not qnotably changed. April shipments to country points were the smallest In a good many years past, and the movement will remain small until nor mal railroad service prevails. HOGS. Hog prices today tho 35 to 50 cents un der the high point Wednesday were 40 to 60 cents higher than a week ago. There was a general advance in the first three days of the week and a rather sharp break Thursday. Todav. prices averaged steady, with the top $14.65, and bnlk of sales $14 to $14.50. Shippers are still held In check by limited railroad service. April receipts at all markets were extremely small but no material increase is expected in May. SHEEP AND LAMBS. Prices for sheep and lambs declined $1 to $1.50, and trade today was extremely dull at that decline. Early in the week the fop -price was $20.50, and $19.25 was the limit today on fed fooled lambs. Clip ped lambs are selling at $16.50 to $17.50. and spring lambs $18 to $19. Receipts continue small. Few stock or breeding sheep are coming and a good many orders are awaiting offering. HOUSES AND MULES. Trade in horses and mules remain lim ited by uncertain shipping conditions and countrymen are advised to hold down ship ments- until normal shipping eondltioBS prevail. CHARLES M. PIPKIN. Market Correspondent. Sept: Sept. Toneka Market Report. (Furnished by Chas Wolff Packing Ce.l Topeka, Kan., May 1. a o MIXED AND BUTCHKRS....811.004MS.M HEAVY H.OO'a 14.40 LIGHT 1 11.(101-4; 14.00 PIGS ll.OOte 13.00 CHOICE PACKING STOCK.. 10.00(411.25 Cannot use rough unfinished hogs for packing purposes. Will have to Duj al stock prices. Toneka Poultry and Egcs. (Furnished by the Topeka Packing Co.) Topeka. Knn.. May 1. 13c; young roosters, 13c: 2Sc. Old roosters, hers, nil sixes. Kansas Chy rroduce Market. Kansas City. May 1. EGGS Current re ceipts 2c a dozen lower. Firsts, 38c; sec onds. 33c. BUTTER Market unchanged. POULTRY Broilers. 10c lovrer. 60c. POTATOES Market unchanged. Chicago Prodnee Market. Chicago. May 1 BUTTER Market lower. Crenmerj-. 46'VtOlc. EGGS Market unchanged. POULTRY Market unchanged. POTATOES Market stendr. Northern white, sacketiand bulk, $0.9O$?7.10; new, none. ' New York Prodnee Market. New York. Mav 1. BUTTER Market nn settled. Creamery higher than extras, fisy. fetSc. EGGS Market Irregular. Storage pack ed, extra firsts. 47'.'?j4K - CHEESE Market'flrm. State whole pi!':, flats, held specials, white and colored, 3'JU 6 si .c POULTRY Alive, not quoted; dressed, steady and unchanged. New York Money Market. New York. May 1 MONEY Mercantl'e paper. (iiT per cent. Exchange, easier. Sterling, 60 da;- bills. 3.73: commercial. CO day bills on banks, S.7S: commercial. 60 dnv bills. 3.774: demand, 3.S2H ; cables. 3.S3. Francs, demand, 10.72; cables, 10.70. Belgian PREMIUM gi GULTRY i. 2 IO North Kansas Ave. Phone 1508 Topeka. Kan. Prlqs 011 Kke Delivered In Topeka a Jiew W. W. Cases. Firsts 48c Seconds small, dirty, held) SSe ""lK?ks or rrai-ked S5c Loose eggs or coses returned He lss. Prieys 00 live ionltry in sootl con dition, free from feed, delivered In Topeka : Standard Rocks. Reds, Wyandottes, Orpingtons, etc. (Except as noted below.) Hons, o lbs. and over. per b. Ileus, 4 to 5 lbs 27c per lb. FIfns. un-lfr 4 lbs 34c per lb. Broilers (ItCO) 2 lbs. or fc . V-s 55c per lb. Fprinjrs (1920) over 2 lbs..4.v per lb. Poostors 14c per lb. Finn dnrd white and buff varieties at So per lb. premium. tracks nt 2c- per lb. discount. Mixed breeds at 3c per lb. discount. Coops Furnished (r Shipping; 4gency for Bukey Incubators and Brooders and Mc andllsh Improved Chick Feeders. The Rnckeye Standard Brooder raise all the chicks. their daughter, Elizabeth, 110.000; None of these things are materially Ada Sargent, 10,00 HIDES 57ft T. j.-BROWN '. lh fsjJ nr . . t a we pay tee bgaest marke pr.ces always TOPEKA, 126 N. KANSAS AVE. Cm-n Salt Cared Hide. Xundrr 45 Ibi.) 1. tr llreea Salt Cored Hides (under 45 lb..) No. I. 23c iren Salt Cared Hlrie. (oer 45 lt.) 'o. 1, tOe Green Salt Cured Hide, (ever 43 lb..) !o. t, lc Horse Hides, a. ta .ize. So. tlorite Hides, a. to Bite, No. 1 S .ro.M ta 1 1.00 .M M to (19.00 We Offer Subject to Prior Sale 100,000.00 Long Oil Company A Kansas Corporation organized for the sale of Petroleum Products. U O Cumulative Preferred Stock Par Value $100.00 Per Share Tax Exempted History This Company was organized in 1917 with a Capital Stock of $25,000.00. This was later increased to $50,000.00. All of the present holdings' of the Company at Manhattan, Topeka, Wamego, Atchison, Randolph and Chapman, besides the in crease in stock, were paid for out of the earnings of the Company. Purpose Proceeds of this issue will be applied to add to equipment,"warehouse and storage room at Topeka, Manhattan and Atchison. Security The earnings since organization, after deducting depreciation, taxes, etc., have been three times amount of interest re quirements of this issue. Net 'assets over two times amount of this issue of stock. This stock is preferred as to dividends, assets and redemption privilege over common stock. Income Dividends payable semi-annually. STUCK. SHiFr'iiKS Ta Insure Yourself Best Results Consign to CLAY, ROBINSON & CO. Live Stock Commission Merchants, Stock Yards, Kan. City We Also Koto Our Own Offices at CHkao. So. St. Joseph, So. Omaha, ixuvrr, Sloox atf. So. St. Paul. E. Buffalo, . St. Ixmis, fort Price $100.00 per share, yielding 7. From information on hand and our in vestigation of statements made, we can recommend this, investment as high class. Many prominent -Topeka people are in terested in this company. Subscription books for this stock will - - be open for a limited time. For detailed information, see or write Kansas Reserve investment Co. 824 Kansas Ave.