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l\ C-"' 10 Id PRICE8 OF SOME I88U,E8 BID,UP AT OPENING, BJJT LATER THE WHOLE LI8T SLUMPS. New York, Dec. ^.-(Wall Street.) *he level of prices was ^"^disturb ed at the opening of the stock ^ex change today. Trading was light• with a majority of the active issues show lag a slightly easier tendency. The market moved- in an irregular f««htnn the first hour. Speculation be came heavy After'thfe" TT °?fngVfi1^as St. Paul losing then bid up to 64% and Northern Pa clflc rose a point, temporary firmness in other Near 11 o'clock the whoie llst went down again with most of the fading stocks selling from half a point to a point below yesterdayjs closing. Accumulation of U. S. s^e'a'rl8 f® prices had a stimulating effect on the general market and there was more ac tivity among railroad stockB. .s. Steel reached 66, the highest figure for «v.r»1^5ek». ThirdK Avenue «ock» and bonds were freely bought at high- ^Th^market closed strong. The whole list was galvanised JntoTT enormous purchases of u. S£:1SS'cii»02?40 &na. j.r.rr.nf.ntatlvo stocks. Local traction stocks and bond issues advanced fro*11 1 to 2 points and there noint or more in Union Pa cific, Reading, Northern Pacific and the copper stocks. NEW YORK STOCKS. —Last sale Amalgamated Copper |4% American Beet Sugar .. M* American Car & Foundry 54* American Locomotive 2J,, American Smelting & Refining 73% American Sugar Refilling AUld Anaconda Mining Co.. Atchison Baltimore & Ohio .. Brooklyn Rapid Transit Canadian Pacific Chesapeake & Ohio Chicago & Northwestern Chicago, Mil. & St. Paul Colorado Fuel & Iron .. Colorado & Southern .. Brie ..... .i. Great Northern pfd Interborough-Met .... Interborough-Met pfd .. Louisville & Nashville .. Missouri Pacific .. .. Missouri, Kansas & Texas National Lead .. New York Central ..... Norfolk & Western .. Northern Pacific ....•••• Pacific Mail Pennsylvania People's Gas ....•• Reading ... .•• Rock Island Co. ... Rock Island Co. pfd .. Southern Pacific Southern Railway Union pacific United States Steel .. ... United States Steel pfd.. Wabash Wabash pfd .. Western Union 39% ...106% 102% 76% 241 74% 143 111% 28% 29 81% .128% 15% 48 157% 39% 30% 50% ... .107 .109 .......119 31% 122% 104% 151% ..... 25% 47 113% 29% 174% 6 6 110% 7 18 ....... 79% New York Produce. Chicago, Dcc. 13. Butter Steady, creamery specials, 35c extras, 34c: firsts, 32®33c. m( ii, Cheese—Firm state whole milk Sept. and earjies average fancy, 16%c. Eggs—Steady on fresh fresh, sath ered extras, 37®40c extra firsts, 34@ 15c firsts, 31@33c, Car Lot Receipts. .. Chicago, Dec. 13.—Car lot receipts of rfrain follows: Wheat—39 cars,' with 1 of contract **Corn—313 cars, with 1 of contract grade. Oats—212 cars. Total receipts of wheat at Chicago, Minneapolis and Dulutfc today were 352 cars, compared with 566 cars last week, and 432 cars the corresponding day a year ago. Reyes at Head of Army. San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 13.—It was reported today from a reliable source Rt Laredo that General Bernardo Reyes was entrenched with an insurrection army in the mountains near Galoana, Neuva Lone state and expected to be In Monterey by Sunday. St. Louis Wool. St. Louip, Mo., (Dec. 13.—Wool— Steady territ6ry and western me diums, 17 20c fine mediums, J8c fine, ll@16c. Oats— Dec ..47 47% 4i May 9 49% 49 July ..46 46% 46 Mess Pork, per bbl.— Jan .. 15.50 15.65 15.50 Say .. 15.87 16.10 15.87 Lard, per 100 lbs.— Jan .. 8.95 9.07 8.95 May .. 9-2Z 16 frtlCAGO GRAIN AND PROVISIONS High Low Clot* .Ar*»« 'ec- Oven Wheat— .. Dec .. y3%94 93%^ May 97% 98% 97% 9 4 93% 97% 94% 9 4 9 3 DecC°™ 62% 63- 62%v May .. 63% 63% 63% July .. 63% ^3% 63% 63 63% 63% 47% 49% 46% 15.65 16.0" 9.07 9.35 9,35 9,20 Short Ribs, per 100 lbs.— Jan 8.15 8.27 8.15 May .. 8.42 8.55 8.42 Jily.. M5 8.55 8.42 Chicago, Dec. 13.—The produce mar let follows: Butter—Weak creameries, 24@33c dairies, 23® 31c. EKES—Steady: receipts, 2,193 cases at market, cases included, 22(g)28c firsts, 25@27c ordinary firsts, 28@30c. Cheese—Steady dairies, 15%@16c TWilis, 15%(§15%c Young Americas, 15%@16c Long Horns, 15%@16c. Potatoes—Steady choice to fancy, 83®85c fair to good, 73@80c. Poultry—Firm turkeys, live, 15# 18%c hens, live, 10® 11c springs, 10c. Veal—Steady, 7@ lie. jitf. 1 t- Tt* *.4 is WHEAT PRICES ADVANCE TODAY DIMINISHED RECEIPTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND ARGENTINE WEATHER MARKET FACTORS. Chicago. Dec. 13.—Radically dimin ished'receipts northwest and unsettled weather in the Argentine put wheat prices today on the advance. For the first time in a long while the total ar rivals at Chicago, Minneapolis and Du luth were much under those of the corresponding day a year ago and showed an even greater fallingofC as compared with the figures of a week .back. ^Direct cables from Buenos Aires said the harvest at Santa Fe and Cordoba were being delayed by rain and that estimates of the yield were reduced. The same two provinces were also being threatened with a railroad strike. Prices opened %c lower to %c tip. May started at 97% to 97%, to off and then rose to 98@98%c. After a little further rise the wheat market sagged in consequence of a slackened demand, all the wants of the shorts having been' supplied. The close however, was steady with May net higher at 97%@97%c. Fine weather eased the market for corn. Bearish sentiment was increased owing to higher European freight rates checking export business. May opened unchanged to a shade lower at S3 63% but as a result of the firmness of wheat rallied to 63 %c. The market receded later when ^rheat declined. Closing prices were firm, though at 63% for May, a gain of %c. Oats followed the lead of the other grain. Trade was light. May started a sixteenth to %c down at 49 to 49® 49% and ascended to. 49%@49%c. Provisions developed a steady feeling in view of the fact that hog receipts west had falleft decidedly below the total a week ago. First sales were un changed to 2%c higher with May $15.87% to $15.90 for pork, $9.22% for lard and $8.42% for ribs. Kansas City Butter and Eggs. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 13.—Butter Creamery, 35c firsts, 33c seconds 31c packing stocks, 28%c. Eggs—Extras, 33c firsts, 31c sec onds, 17c.. Kansas City Cash Grain. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 13.—The cash grain market follows: Wheat—Unchanged to %c up No. 2 hard, 97®$1.03 No. 3, 95@$1.02 No. 2 red, 94@94%c No. 3, 92@93%c. Corn—Unchanged NO. 2 mixed, 61® 61c No. 3, 58%c No. 2 white, 61® 62c No. 3 ,58%®58%c. Oats—Steady No. 2 white 49@49%c No. 2 mixed, 47%@48c. Rye—93@94c. Hay—Weak choice timothy, $19.50® 20: choice prairie, $email@example.com. Receipts—Wheat, 28 cars Omaha Cash Grain. Omaha, Nebr.. Dec. 13.—The cash grain market follows: Wheat—Market to lc higher No. 2 hard, 97@98%c No. 3 hard, 94%@ 97%c. Corn—Unchanged to %c lower No. 3 white,.57%®57%c No. 3 yellow, 56% @56%c No. 3, 56@56%c. Oats—Unchanged to. %c higher No. 3 white, 16%®46%c. Receipts—Wheat, 31c corn, 106 oats, 18. .... Shipments—Wheat, 11 corn, 9o oats, 181 St. Louis Cash Grain. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 13.—The cash grain market follows: Wheat—Firm: track No. 2 red, 97c. No. 2 hard, 95®$1.06. Corn—Higher: track, No. 3, 59® 59%c No.. 3 white, 61®62c. Oats—Higher track No. 2, 47%c No. 2 white, 49c.. Rye—Unchanged, 94c. Foreign Grain Closing. Liverpool, Eng., Dec. 13.—The clos ing grain market follows: Wheat—Spot, steady No. 2 Mani toba 7slld No. 3 Manitoba 7s7d fu tures, steady Dec., 7s4%d March, 7s 3%d May,. 7«2%d. Corn—Spot, firm American mixed, 6s5%d futures, firm Jan., 5s8%d Feb.. 5s7%d. New York Sugar. New York, pec. 13.—Raw sugar Steady Muscova do 89 test, 4.37c centrifugal 96 test, 4.87c molasses 89 test, 4.12c. Refined—Quiet. Kansas City Grain Futures. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 13.—The clos ing grairt futures follow: Wheat—Dec.. 95%c: May, 98%c. Corn—Dec., 63%@63%c May, 63%c July. 63 %c. Chicago Cash Grain. Chicago, Dcc. 13.—The cash grain market follows: Wheat—No. 2 red, 95%@97c No. 3 red, 94@95c No. 2 hard,, 96%@$1.01 No. 3 hard. 93® 98c No. 1 northern, $i.04@M7 No. 2 northern, $firstname.lastname@example.org No. 3 northern, $1.0101.05 No. 2 spring, -98(5i$1.04 No. 3 spring, 95@$1 No. 4 spring, 8a®$1 velvet chaff, 90@ $1.04 durum, 90@$1.06. Com—No. 2 old, 69%c No. 3, 60® 60%c No. 3 white, 60%@60%c No. 3 vellow, ^0%®61n old, 70c No. 4, 56% ®57%c No. 4 White, 57@58%c No. 4 yellow, 56%®59%c. Oats—^No. 2. 47%c No. 2 white, 48% @4fr%c Nd. 3 white. 47%@48%c: No. 4, 46%c No. 4 white, 46%@48%c standard, 4$@48%c. Rye—No. 2, 93%c. Barley—75®$1.2z. Timothy—$12.50015. Clover—$13.50@20. 8.52 8.55 Chicago Produce. Now York Money Closing. New York, DeSC. 13.—Money on call— Steady. 8% @4% ruling rate, 3% closing bid, 3*1 offered at 4. Call loans—Steady 60 days and 90 days tys. 4®4%%. Prime mercantile paper—4%®4%% Sterling exchange—Firm with actual business in bankers bills at $4.83 for 60 day bills and at $4.86.35 for demand. Commercial bills—$4.82%, Bar silver—5»c. Mexican dollars—46%c. Bpnds—Government, *t«adv rail road, Irregular. BIG DECLINE IN CATTLE MARKET HEAVY RUN, AMOUNTING TO -FLOOD, RESULT8 IN POUND ING DOWN PRICES. Chicago, Dec. 13.—The cattle run 'to day amounted to a flood and heavy receipts gave buyers an excuse for pounding market. On bulk of steers de cline was 15@20c but on some good grades it did not exceed ten cents. Hogs were boosted 5 to 10c on lim ited receipts. Top was $6.40. Lambs were strong. Sheep were steady wtih downward tendency, Chicago Live Stock Opening. 4 Chicago, Dec. 13.—The live stock opening quotations follows: Cattle—Market 10 to 20 cents lowfer receipts estimated at 11,000 beeves, $4.55®8.90 Texas steers, $4®5J5 western steers, $email@example.com stockerBana feeders, $3.10®5.60 cows and heifers, $1.90®6.15 calves, $5.50@8. Hogs—Market steady, 5 cents lower receipts estimated at 35,000 light, $5.45 ®6:10 mixed, $5.75®6.25 heavy, $5.65 ®6.27% rough, $5.85@6 good to choice heavy, $606.27% pigs, 43.75 @5.40 bulk of sales, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Market 10 cents lower re ceipts estimated at 45,000 natives, $2.60@4: westerns, $2.75®4.10 year lings, $email@example.com lambs, native, $4® 6.10 westerns, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Omaha Live Stock. South Omaha, Nebr., Dec. 13.—The live stock market follows: Cattle—Market 10c lower: receipts. 4,800 native steers, $email@example.com cows and heifers. firstname.lastname@example.org western steers $email@example.com Texas steers, $3.40®5.40 range cows and heifers, $3 @5.35 can ners, $firstname.lastname@example.org stockers and feeders, $email@example.com calves, $3.25®7.50 bulls, stags, etc., $3.50 @5. Hogs—Market 10,200 heavy, $6® 6.15 mixed, $5.90®6 lights, $5.50@6 pigs, $firstname.lastname@example.org bulk of sales, $5.75® 6.05. Sheep—Market steady receipts. 8, 000: yearlings, $4.25@5 wethers, $3.50 04.10 ewes, $email@example.com lambs, $5.25 Kansas City Live Stock. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 13.—Cattle— Market steady to 10c lower: receipts, 7,000 native steerq, $firstname.lastname@example.org south ern steers, $4.40®6.50 southern cows and heifers, $3@4.E0 native cows and heifers, $2.75®7.25 stockers and feed ers, $4@fi• western steers, $4.50®6.50. Hogs—Market steady to 5c lower: receipts, 17,000 bulk of sales, $5.70® 6.15 heavy, $email@example.com packers and butchers, $606.15 light, $5.65®6.05 pigs, $4®5.23. Sheep—Market steady receipts, 6,000 muttons, $firstname.lastname@example.org lamsb, $4.50 @5.85. St. Josoph Live Stook. St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 13.—The stock market follows: Cattle—Market slow receipts, 2, 200 steers. $4.5008.25 cows and heif ers, $2.6506 calves, $3.5007.50. Sheep—Market steady receipts, 500 lambs, $4.50@6. live Hogs—Market steady receipts, 10, 000 top, $6.20 bulk of sales, $5. 6.10. RANGE OF HOG PRICES. Range the past Nov.- 29. Dec. 1. Dec. 2. ^ec. 4. Dec. 5. Dec. 6. Dec. 7'. Dec. 8. Dec. 9. Dec. 11. Dec. 12. Dec. 13. of hog values at Chicago for two weeks with comparisons' Light grades, Mixed and butchers 5.8006.40 5.8506.45 5.9006.55 5.9006.50 email@example.com% 5.50 0 6.20 5.7006.25 5.4006.10 5.7006.30 5.5006.15 5.7506.35 5.5506.20 5.8006.37% 5.60 05.90 5.7506.32% firstname.lastname@example.org 5.7506.30 5.5006.16 5.7606.25 5.4506.10 5.4006.20 5.50 0 6.30 5.6006.35 5.60 0 6.?" St. Louis Live Stock. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 13.—The live stock market follows: Cattle—Market steady receipts, 4 000: native beef steers, $4.7509.35 cows and heifers, $3.75@7 stockers and feeders, $3.2505.25. Hogs—Market steady receipts, 9, 500 pigs and lights, $4.5006.10 pack ers. $5.35 0 6.20: butchers and beat heavy, $5.5506.45. Sheep—Market steady receipts, 1, 700 native muttons, $3.25@4 lambs, $email@example.com. American Live Stock Meeting. Denver, Colo., Dec. 13.—The Issuance of national currency on wheat, corn and cotton as collateral, while still in possession of the grower was one of the subjects that held the attention of those attending the American Live stock association today. The tariff questions which had been given no more than general consideration until today also was taken up. Chicago Live Stock Closing. Chicago, Dec. 13.—The closing live stock market follows: Cattle—Market weak receipts, 31, 000 beeves, $4.5508.90 Texas steers, $4®5.75 western steers, $4.4006.63 stockers and feeders, $3.1505.60 cows and heifers, $1.90®6.15 calves, $5.50@ 8. Hogs—Market 5 to 10c higher re ceipts, 31,000 light, $5.55@6,22%: mix ed, $5.8506.35:. heavy, $5.9006.40 rough, $5.9006.10 good to choice heavy, $6.1006.40: pigs, $3.750 5.40 bulk of sales, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Market weak receipts,. 45. 000 natives. $2.60 0 4 westerns, $2.75 04.10 yearlings, $email@example.com lambs, native, $406.10 westerns, $4.2506.10. Peoria Cash Grain. Peoria, 111., Dec. 13.—The cash grain market follows: Corn—Higher No. 3 yellow. 59%c No. 4 yellow, 57%c No. 3 minted, 59%c No. 4 mixed, 57%058%c sample, 54c. Oats—Steady No. 2 white, 48%c standard, 48c No. 3 white, 47%c No. 4 white, 47%c. St. Louis Produce. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 13.—Poultry— Weak: chickens, 7%c springs, 8%c turkeys, 14%c ducks, ll%c geese, 8c. Butter—Lower creamery, 26@36c. Eggs—Weak, 29c. POTATOES, BUTTER AND EGGS ARE MODERATE IN PRICE ON LOCAL MARKETS Compared with the retail prices in numerous Iowa towns, the price of po tatoes and butter and eggs on the local markets is In many Instances lower and Jn no case higher, except in pota toes which sell atMusditlne for twen ty cental peck. The local grocers say, however that the Muscatine county spuds are of Inferior quality to those sold here. Davenport and Waterloo re tail potatoes at a higher rate than Ot* tumwa, and butter and eggs are the same in Ottumwa, Cedar Rapids, Wa terloo and Davenport. The local wholesale and retail mar kets today are the same as those re ported yesterday, which follow: Wholesale Prices. -Q Live 8took Market* Hogs—120® 150, $4.55 1500180, $5.10 180 0 200, $5.40 2200220, $5.65 2200300, $5.80 300 and over, $5.80 good packers, $5.55 fair packers, $5.10. Cattle—Choice corn fed heifers, $4j/ 5 good heifers, $2.50(§4 common to fair light heifers, $2.500 3 choice corn fed cows, $3.5004.25 good cows, $3 0 3.50 common to fair cows, $2® 2.50 choice light calvea, $5.50@6 good light calves, $505.50 choice heavy calves, $3.50® 4 common to fair heavy calves, $2.50®3.50. Sheep—Choice lambs, $4.5005 good lambs, $4 0 4,50 common thin, light lambs, $3 0 3,50 yearling*. $803.50 ewes, $2 @3. 'Grain and Hay. Grain and hay—Street prices—Oats. 40 0 42c straw, ton, $6@8 corn, new, 58 0 60c hay, $15®18 wheat, 85086c. Hides, Wool and Tallow. Hides—No. 1 cured, 11c No. 2 cured Jl@12c green No. 1. 10c green No. J, 9c. Wool—Medium, unwashed, 18® 19c* coarse, unwashed, 17®17%C. Beeswax and tallow—Beeswax, No. 1. 25c No. 2/ 20c tallow No. 1, 5%c: No. 2. 5c. Butter fat—No. 2, 20c grade No. 3 cream, 24c. Butter, Eggs and Poultry- Creamery butter, 34086c country butter, grocers pay, 27 0 30c. Eggs—Grocers pay, 25@28c Poultry—(These prices are DPJC tc the producer)—Hens, 6%c cocKe, 4c ducks, white feathered, 9c ducks dark feathered, 9c turkeys, 12c: geese lb., 6c guineas, each, 10c spring chickens,6c. Retail Prices. Flour and Feed. Flour and feed—Graham flour, l*r rack, 30c corn chops, per cwt., $1.65 shorts per cwt., $1.65 bran, per cwt., $1.50 ear corn, per bu., 85c shell ed corn, per bu., 85c hay, ner cwt., $1.10 straw, per cwt., 50c oats, bu., 50o chicken feed, ground, 20 lb., 36'j clam shell per cwt., 60c flour, per sack $1.2501.85: corn meal, 10 H. sack, 20c corn and oat chop, per cwt., $1.85 oat straw, bale. 50c barley, 90c oil meal, per cwt., $2.10. Butter, Eggs and Poultry. Butter, eggs and cheese—Country butter, lb., 30@S5c Mept. nream«!'' butter, 38 0 40c eggs, doz., 30035c. Poultry—Geese, lb., 12%c turkeys, 22%c live springs, 12%c: dressed springs, 15c old hens, dressed, lb., 18c ducks, dressed, lb., 20c. Fish. Salt fish Mackerel, 10025c white fish, pall, 60c "herring, 5c codfish, 10018c: lake fish, pall, 90c finnan h-iddie. lb., 15c. Fre fish—Catfieah, lb., 18c trout 17%c halibut, 20c oysters, qt.. 40c fresh herring, lb., 10c. Fruits. Fruits—Bananas, 20®25c letnonn, 40c oranges, 20® 50c: cranes, basket., 20 0 60c apples, pk., 20@35c cranber ries qt., 12%@17%c. Vegetables. Vegetables—Cabbage, lb., 2%c cucum bers, each, 20c head lettuce, 10015c onions, lb.. 5c parsley, bunch, 50 10c new beets, 6c cauliflo* tot 10c peppers, doz., 40c sweet potatoes 4c: endive, bunch, 10c salsify, bunch., 2 for 15c carrotts, pk., 25c parsnips, pk.. 30c beets, pk., 30c turnips, pk, 25c spinsige, 15c leek, 2 for 5c arti choke, 20c celery, 5010c. 1 HIGHLAND R. NO. 3. Fred Utterback of Hayesville spent several days recently wtih his friends Verne Robertson, Ernest and Carl Mul lenlx. There will be one week's vacation of the school in district No. 3 during the holidays .The teacher Miss Eth?l Douds will spend her vacation with relatives at Blakesburg. The personal property of S. Clark sold well at his public sale Saturday. Mrs. L. S. Mullenix spent Saturday shopping in Ottumwa. Miss Hattle Funk attended a re union of relatives at the home of Mrs. Ruth Triplett in Fremopt recently. Miss Nellie Brown, the Misses Mar garet and Laura Doolittle, all of Washfngton, la., and Mrs. Leonard Kielkopf of this communion were pres ent. Miss C. Wilson and two children from the state of Ohio spent several days last week with Mrs. Charles Shaub and familv. Mr. and Mrs. George Mullenix en tertained a large number of relatives at dinner recently. Miss Elizabeth Doolittle of'Washing ton, la., returned home Saturday after a pleasant visit with her daughter Hattle Funk and family and relatives in Fremont. An entertainment in'conn^tltVn with a Christmas tree will be given at the Baptist church Saturday night Dec. 23. Isaac Robertson and family have moved into their new house which he recently completed. Miss Ethel Douds will have a Christmas tree for hi$ school children in district No. 3 Friday evening D6c. 22. The children will render a program in connection with the tree. Alex Lynch with his family have moved to their new home near Bladr ensburg. Ruth Triplett of Fremont spent last Thursday visiting with her sister Mrs. Hattle Funk- and family. St. Louis Grain Futures, St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 13.-*The closing grain futures follow: Wheat—Higher Dec., 03%c 98c. 64Oats—Firm LOUG-nUN t6M^T *t, head. 2C025c new potatoes, 90081 garlic, 20c green beans, lb., 15c wax beans, lb., 15c turnips, pk., 25c squash 10c egg plant. 5©l0c carrots, 8 y* Corn—Higher Dec., 65%c May. New York Poultry. New York, Dec. 13.—Poultry—Alive, steady to firm western chickens, 12'^ @14c: fowls, 13@14%c turkeys. 13®? 14c dressed, dull western chickens, 5 @16c fowls, 5®16c turkeys, 16@19c. Dec.. 48V2c May, 49right and left guards GOODMAN STOPS TRENDALL. Local .Lightweight Knocks Out 8t. Louis Boxer in Fourth at Fort Worth. Fort Worth. Tex., Dec la^'Dare Devil Dan" Goodman, the Chicago lightweight, knocked out Harry Tren dall of St. Louis in the fourth round of a scheduled fifteen round battle here last night. Goodman was outweighed bv several pounds, but carried the fight to Treiidall from the first, bell and in the fourth session landed a terrific right swing to the jaw that put the Missourian down and out. Good man was never in danger, although he took a half dozen punches on the jawi that would'have meant sleep to a less rugged man. EXPECT FIERCE GAME FRIOAY LOCAL "Y" QUINTET WILL PLAY ONE OF HARDEST GAMES OF SEASON WITH WESLEYAN What is expected to be one of the fiercest and hardest games staged here this year will take place Friday evening at the Y. M. C. A. when the local quintet plays the varsity five of Iowa Wesley an college. Although the latter aggregation has but two of last year's men the team is one of the fast est in the history of Iowa Wesieyan basketball. Determined to do all in their power to save themselves from even a single defeat this present sea son, the local players are going in to win from the college men. Coach Eigenmann has made a great improve ment in the squad since the game two week* ago and all players are in the best of condition. Although Barnes received a cut over the eye%in practice several days ago, necessitating found five stitches, he will ce in the center position Friday evening. Captain Epps will play left forward with Stutsman in the opposite forward. Great work is expected from these two men Friday for the reason that their eye for the basket has been wonderful in the past workouts. And incidentally, Wesieyan will have to have two fast guard* if they keep Epps and Stutsman away from-the baskets. Wormhoudt and Johnson will play guards respectively, Bartlett and Leisenring will be on deck. A great crowd is expected to witness this fast mix. It is Iowa Wesleyan's first game this season and local fans believe it will be their first trouncing. THREE AMERICANS WILL ENDEAVOR TO BAG THE INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE CUP IN TENNIS GAMES? IN' AUSTRALIA THIS MONTH W.A LATCNEP THREE YANKEES WHO ARE READ*/ TO STRUGGLE IN AUSTRALIA FOR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION' SHIP. Melbourne Australia, Dec. 13.—On December 30 at Christ church the great international tennis match of the vear takes Place when three yankees will contend for the Dwight L. Davis international challenge cup. W. A. Turned who for years has held the American championship is looked upon by all as the ^hlef hope of America In th« rnmine match He is however surrounded by two of the strongest and hea^y player® developed In the last decade The red-headed Californlan star, Maurice McLoughlin, a former champion and member of. last years j^hMn^thouKh^somewhat erratic is the sensational player of the trio, performing at times feats that are nothing short'of marvelous. The trio arrived here on Nov. 22 and are rapidly becoming acclimated and are rounding into excellent physical condition. GOTCH COMEDY COMPANY AMUSES The Frank A. Gotch Comedy Co., featuring that good natured giant, the world's champion wrestler, fir#t entertained and then highly amused a large audience of mat fans at the Grand last night. The offering was de void of any blood and thunder wrestler although the two bouts between YouBsif Mahmout and Jim ABbeU il lustrated to the crowd some of the fine points of the game. The real at traction of the program was the joke match between Champion Gotch and Greek George, in which Frank demon* strated his rare cleverness in every movement. First he showed how easy was to break what seemed to be fast holds. Next some clever footwork was shown, and finally the champion grabbed his adversary and sent, him to the mat, only to proceed to take nis shoe off. Gotch's side talk and the east} with which he handled the big Greek was highly amusing and not a particle of it was lost on the big audience. The action of the evening began, 8:30 when Youssif Mahmout and Jim Asbeir were introduced. The pair worked hard for eighteen minutes, when Asbell's shoulders were- placed to«the mat under a body hold. A half nelson and crotch by Mahmout won the second and last fall in eleven minuses. Asbell. who was a member of Goteh's training camp during the champion's preparation for the Labor day- match' with Hackenschmidt, showed greater speed than the Bulgarian and his foot work saved him much trouble. Mah mout. however,. was the better man, and it was apparent that he did not extend himself. The appearance of' Gotch Was the signal for cheers and hand clapping, signifying the popularity of the Hum boldt giant with Ottumwans. The first show of the great prowess of Gotch came when Greek George.tried to get away from him, only to be pulled back half way across the mat by the strength of Gotch. A reverse' nelson put George down in eight minutes for the first fall, and Gotch took the sec ond in seven and one-half minutes with a half nelson. It was in the second bout that most of the humor of the big fel low was shown. After disrobing the left foot of the" Greek, Gotch Was pounded hard with the shoe by his adversary, but his hide was immune to any smart of the leather when ap plied. .Toe Celania was the referee and Mrs. Gotch was one of the Interested spectators of the fun. No one accepted the offer of $50 to stay fifteen minutes with Mahmout. Westergaard mm i&WM "1 ifsrs WfclQHX LARGE AUDIENCE OF MAT FANSjan expert masseur necessary yester ENJOYED ANTICS OF WORLD'8 CHAMPION AT GRAND. ROLLER'* INJURY 18 SEVERE. Manager Pedersen Ciirley Arraigns for Unsportsmanlike Conduct. K& Chicago, Dec. 13.—Dr. p. P. Roller, who was awarded the*match with Jess Pedersen at Riverview rtnk on Mon day on a foul, found the services of day to alleviate the twin* in a badly wrenched back, which be sustained when the big Dane burled him through' the ropes and onto some chairs at the ringside. ''Roller will bev confined to the houBe for several days," said bis manager, Jack Cur ley, yesterday, "as a result of Pedersen's inexcusably rough tacticsi The Dane saw defeat staring him in the face, and be elected to lose on a foul rather than in a rportsman-like manner, it would ap pear as though there are some who think that a man must be maimed for life before he is entitled to a decision on a foul. I never permit Roller to wreBtle With Pedersen again. CARL MORRI8 WINS HANDILY. "Oklahoma Giant" Qlvea Al Williams 8ev«re Beating in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, 0., Dec. 13.—-Carl Morris, the "Oklahoma glarif?: made short work of AI. Williams,, of Cleveland, last night. The fight was stopped in the third round, so severely was Wil liams being punished and so helpless •was he against the punches dealt by Morris. The Oklahoma^ weighed 228 and the local man 205 founds. In the second round Williams Went* to" the flooi- for tbe count and twice more in the third round. Knocked Out In the Ninth. 1 Providence, R. I., Dec 13.—Mike Gib^ bons, of St. Paul, knocked out Prank Perron ""of Pawtocket, last nigbt in the ninth round of a bout scheduled for flftdeh' rounds. Sailor Burke Is Victor. New York, Dec. 13.-HS*llor Burke, of Brooklyn, had so much the better of $illy Uvick, the "Nebraska Thifn dtotbolt in 4 Scheduled ten-round bout last night in Brooklyn that the western fighter quit at the ebd of the ninth round. ••.* 1 Kewanee Fielder Marrlea. '^4, Kewanee, 111., Dec. 1?.—OutfteYcler Marion Kilpatrick, of the Kewanoe Central association, yesterday married Miss Bessie Kendall, of Abingdon. and Mahmout will m?et in a finish match at the Grand about the middlo of January. Here is a remedy that will cure your cold. Why waste time and money «x perlmenting when you can get a pre paration that 'has won a world-wide reputation by its cures of this disease and can always be depended upon? It is known everywhere as Chamber lain's Cougb Remedy, anl* is a medi cine of real merit For sak by all nealers. W *.