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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1897.
Missouri, Kansas &Texas Trust Co
Seventh and Wyandotte StreeU.
KANSAS CITV. MO.
CAPITAL - 3X.E50.O0O
Surplus ana Undivided Profits, SLISOOW.
2S Wall street. New York city.
400 Chestnut street, Philadelphia. Pa.
lit "Washington street. Boston, Mass.
Sandthorqula 2. Hamburg, Germany.
Elrigel 23S, Amsterdam, Holland.
21 Lombard street, London, E. C, En
Eland. Dorothocn-Strasse 54. Berlin. Germany.
Hi Rue du Louvre. Paris. France.
Arthur E. Stllwell. President; Vice Presi
dents: 1st. J. McD. Trimble; 2nd, E. I
Merlin; 3d, W. S. Taylor; 4th, Jacques T.
Arthur C. Robinson. Secretary; W. S.
Taylor. Treasurer: Frank B. Wilcox. Ass t
Treasurer: J. J. Calrnes, Ass't Secretary:
E. S. Moshcr. Ass't Secretary; Trimble &
Braley. General Attorneys.
C D FRJCKCir. President. Est. 1876.
AV. T. Dillon. Vice Prest and Secretary,
French Bros. Commission Co.,
Grain, provisions and stocks. Private
wire to Chicago. St. Louis and' New York.
Rooms 20. 21. 22. Exchange bldg.. Kansas
City. Mo. Telephone HO References Mid
land Nat'l bank. Metropolitan Natl bank.
HOUSTON, FIBLE & CO.
BONDS and STOCKS
PRIVATE WIRE TO NEW YORK.
Hew York Bonds and Stocks dealt In (or cash or
carried on martin; ales, all Local Investments.
Tel. 2005. 7SO Urlawnro Street.
C. S. Lee. Pros. Geo. G. Lee, Sec & Treas.
C. S. LEE COMMISSION CO.,
Boom 200, N.Y.Lifo Bldc.Kansas City, Mo.
DEALERS IN GRAIN AND PROVISIONS,
STOCKS AND BONDS.
Reference, by permission: Midland Na
tional Bank. First National Bank. New En
gland Safe Deposit and Trust Co.
MONEY, STOCKS AND BONDS.
XOTHIXG BOIXG IX WALL STREET
London Showed Little Chnngc and the
General Money Murkct Was
Quiet and Uninteresting
Quietude continues to pervade the local
money market. Yesterday was Another
dull cay at the discount boards. But little
new paper offering, and that mainly of a
min-ellancous character. Some little bor
rowing was had on cattle paper, but that
was all worthy of note. Rates remain
Btradv at 7S per cent. Currency shipments
falling off again. Bank clearings J1.C29.191,
:ij,n:nst Sl,266,723, an increase of $262,426, a
gain of 2S per cent.
Eastern exchange dull and weak.
Houston. Fible & Co.. exchange brokers,
puotc- it as follows: New York. 33c dis
count: Chicago, 23c discount; St. Louis, 23c
The cold reserve yesterday was U4C,0oS,
401. Money at Home nnd Abroad.
New York. Feb. 12. No session of tho
Stock exchange Lincoln's birthday.
London. Feb. 12. Money 1U1 per cent.
Trie rate of discount in the open market for
both shcrt and three montns' bills is l".
Philadelphia, Feb. 12. Clearings, JS.734,
1C9: balances, 11,112,052.
Cincinnati. Feb. 12. Clearings, J1.7C3.400;
money, 3ffl0 per cent; New York exchange,
25c discount to par.
St. Louis. Feb. 12. Clearings, Jl.SS7.01t;
balances, $1,17S,S07; money 57 per cent;
New York exchange, 23c discount bid; par
Memphis. Feb. 12. Clearings. J265.596; bal
ances, $59,752; New York exchange selling
vt SI premium.
New Orleans, Feb. 12. Clearings, J1.192.
tfiS. New York exchange, bank, $1 per $1,000
premium; commercial. 23c discount.
J s reported yesterday by Houston, Fible &
Co., over their private New York wire:
Due. Int. due. Bid. Ask.
Tics. 2 per cts Opt. Q. Mar. 93A
Reg. 4 per cts 1907 Q. Jan. 111VJ 112
Coupon 4 per cts 1907 Q. Jan. HZ'U 113'i
Reg. S per cts 1914 Q. Feb. 113, llSvd
Coupon 5 per cts.. ..1901 Q. Feb. 113?; 113
Reg. 4 per cts 1923 Q.Feb. 122 122
Coupon 4 per cts 1923 Q. Feb. 122i 122
Thursday's prices. Yesterday a holiday
In New York, Lincoln's birthday.
New York. Feb. 12. Bar silver, Gl'Sc, and
Mexican dollars, SOic. '
London, Feb. 12. Bar silver, 29id per
LOCAL GRAIN MARKET.
Whent Firmer nnd In Good Demand
Corn nnd Outu Selling Fairly
nt Steady Price.
Tn store Wheat 447.834 bushels; corn.
12S.043 bushels; oats, 203,733 bushels, "and
rye. 15.S01 bushels.
WHEAT Receipts past 21 hours 13.S00
Same time last year 22.200
There was a firmer tone to tho market
yesterday and a very good cash demand.
The absence of speculative markets had
no lnflucnco on trade. "What few samples
offered sold without trouble and best Nos.
2 and 3 brought a shade more money. By
sample on track hero at Kansas City. No.
2 hard, 76'is79c 1 car choice at 79c; No. 2
spring. 2 cars at 73c and 2 cars at 77c; No. 3
hard 1 car at 13Hc 1 car at 73c and 1 car
choice at 73ic: No. 3 spring, 1 car at 72c
and 2 cars at 73c; No. 4 hard, 2 cars at G4c.
1 car at 63c, 2 cars at 66c, 1 car at 664c. 1
car at GSc and 1 car choice with special
hilling at 69c: rejected. ICiJGOc. 1 car at 52c:
No. 2 red, rS5i"90c, 1 car at S9c and 1 car at
K'c. No. 3 red. nominal at S3v56c; No. 4
red. 73B77'4c. 1 car at 774c. .
CORN Receipts past 24 hours G7.200
Same time last year 49.000
There was n drop In the receipts vester
fiay and the tone of the market was firm.
Buyers, however, refused to bid up prices,
thought paid full Thursday's figures for
everything and there was a fairly active
movement. By sample on track here at
Kansas City: No. 2 mixed. 20 cars at 17c
nnd 2 cars with good billing at 17bc: No. 3
mixed. 15 cars at IG'fc. 5 cars at lG?ic: No.
4 mixed. 5 cars at lG'ic: No. 2 white. 10 cars
t 18c, 3 cars at IMic and 2 cars with spe
cial billing at ISc: No. 3 white. 4 cars at
lT'sc and 12 cars at 173ic: No. 4 white. 2
cars at 16c and 12 cars at IT'ic: No. 4 white.
2 cars at 16c and 1 car with good billing at
OATS Receipts past 24 hours 16.000
Same time last year ll.OOO
Trading light, but market steady and
choice lirm. Low grades however, selling
jis mean as ever. By sample on track here
at Kansas City: No. 2 mixed, nominal at
16frl7r; No. 3 mixed, 15fil5ic; No. 4 mixed,
14il41.tc: No. 2 white. Iii4fi22c, 1 car fancv
old at 22c; No. 3 white. 1 car at 16ic and
3 cars ut 17c; No. 4 white, 115i(al3Uc, 1 car
poor at ll?i.
RYE Receipts past 24 hours
Same time last year GOO
Tin-re was nothing doing in this grain
yesterday for the want of offerings. Prices
nominal. Bv sample on track here at Kan
i Cltv: No. 2. SGHQSI'sc: No. 3. 29629'4c.
FLOUR Selling fairly at old prices. We
quote: Soft wheat, per 100 pound sack,
patents. J2.!05r2.M: extra fancy. J2.25fc2.33:
fancy, J2.10fr2.20: choice. Jl.9oy2.00. Hard
v.irat. per 1W pound sack, patents, $2,001
2 10. straights. J1.90ii2.00: bakers' grades.
J' S0JT1.S5; low grades, J1.50S1.75: Rve. JL.50
'ORNMEAL Slow sale but steady.
Quoted at 336SCc per cwt.. bulk.
COiflfCHOP-Market draggy. Quoted at
334i34c per ewL, sacked.
BRAN Steady and wanted. Sacked, 45
(ft 47c per cwt.: bulk. SCffCSc per cwt.
KLAXSEED-Further advanced. Cash,
tTTfrGx; per bushel upon the basis of pure.
CASTOR DEANS No offerings and mar
ket Mcady and firm. Car lots,. J1.13 per
bushel: leys, J1.03 per bushel.
HAY Receipts past 21 hours 370 tons
Same time last year 370 tons
Shipments 1M tons
Demand good and market steady. Quoted:
J'rcinc, choice. J5.50?j6.CjO; No. L $3.0033.50:
No 2 tiMySXeO; lower grades. J3.0034.09.
Timothy, choice. SS.50fi9.00: No. 1. J7.503
fcoo. No. 2, JG.30a7.Otf. Clover, mixed. No. 1,
JG.OO&C.50; No. 2. J3.50.fi6.0a.
The Daily Trade Bulletin's monthly
stitement or wheat and Hour stocks shows
n decrease in the United States and Can
adn of 9.30P.W0 bushels in January. In the
corresponding month last year the de
crease was 6.000.000 bushels: two years ago,
10.OW.000 bushels. Total stocks in this coun
try now are 93,997.000 bushels, against 129.
CO.O0O bushels a year ago. Flour stocks
now are 1,719.009 barrels, against l.JW.COO
barrels a year ago. Last month flour
fctccks decreased 73,000 barrels. In January,
1S93, they decreased 94,000 barrels'. The
statement of foreign stocks is as follows:
Fcb.197. Jan.1,'97. Feb.1,'96.
Bushels. Bushels. Bushels.
Afloat for U. IC 8.700.000 S.S00.000 9.200,000
For Continent .. 4.000.000 5.000.000 5,300.000
For orders 15,000,000 14.G00.000 11,300,000
Total afloat ...27,700.000 2S.400.000 23,S00,000
In United King- .
dom 13.400,000 14.400.000 15,000,000
In France 7,600,000 7,300,000 4,b00,000
In Bclgum, Ger
many and Hoi- ' ... .
land 5.SOO.O0O G.100,000 5.S00.00O
In Russia 21,000.000 23,000.000 21.S00.000
Total Euro- ,
pean supply. .77,500.000 79,200,000 73,500,000
The Chicago Daily Trade Bulletin says:
The movement of wheat from llrst hands
from July 1 to February l.was about 132.
000.000 bushels, against 150.0o0.000 bushels for
the corresponding time in Ib95-G. The ex
ports of flour and wheat during the same
period were about 102.000.00i bushcls.against
about 7S,O0O,O0O bushels last year. The of
llcial visible supply on February 1 was
about 17.000.000 bushels less than that re
ported one year ago. These ligures would
indicate that the wheat crop of the United
States for 1S9G -was somewhat less than
reported for 1S93 4G7.O0O.O00 bushels. How
ever, allowing 430.000.000 bushels as a con
servative estimate of the crop which the
future movement will no doubt confirm
an-1 allowing 113.000.000 bushels for the sup
plies in all hands on July 1, 1S90, the aggre
gate supplies would be 5G3,UOO.U0O bushels.
Allowing 363,000,000 bushels for domestic
wants and seed. 102,000,000 bushels for ex
ports to date, and 53.00u,0u0 bushels for sup
plier on hand to July, 1, 1S97. makes on
aggregate accounted for of 522.000,000 bush
els and leaving for export during the cur
rent five months about 41,000,000 bushels.
Messrs. Irwin, Green & Co.. of Chicago,
in their weekly circular to the trade this
week say: "The volume of exports keeps
up to former ligures. In spite of alleged
apathy on the part of European buyers.
These of last week amounted to very ,iear
ly 3,200,000 bushels, and there seems to be
no reason to apprehend a material falling
ort in the movement till it is found Wd
have reached a point at which holders
here conclude tho domestic situation war
rants them in refusing to sell more for ex
port. Even the bears do not deny that the
statistics indicate this point will be reached
ere long, but they say no account has
been taken of the reserves in the hands
of American farmers, 'which always sur
prises everyone when the amount of It
comes to be really tested.' AVe respectful
ly submit that this amount has been test
ed already, and with the important result
that Is found to be 'wanting.' The unani
mous testimony of millers In the winter
wheat states is to the effect that supplies
in the hands of farmers are practically ex
hausted. They cannot get wheat to grind,
and It should bo remembered that under
normal circumstances those winter wheat
states furnish about two-thirds of the to
tal crop. As for the spring wheat crop of
the Northwest it Is well known that hold
ings on the farm at this date never are
large except 'on compulsion,' because of
the absence of facilities for storing through
the winter. The grower always markets
as much of his crop as possible In tho first
four months after the harvest, and this
cereal year he had unusual inducements
to get rid of it. the foreigners buying all
they could get hold of, and willingly pay
ing a premium for the cash wheat. Tho
consequence is that probably not more
than a quarter, and possibly less than that,
of the quantity harvested in tho North
west last fall now remains in first hands,
and this fact promises to tell with sur
prising force on the trade in the early
GEO. It. BASSE. Prett. J. B. WAITE, Seer iTroas.
Sot Live nommission
Rooms 159-1G0 Lire Stock Exchange Bldg.
Capital Stock $250,000 paid up.
Butidb Stockers and Feeders airenipeclal attention.
Seasonable AdTanees to Feeders. TEti ISO.
LIVE STOCK BY TELEGRAPn.
South Omaha, Neb.. Feb. 12.-CATTLE-Receipts,
1,200 head. Market strong to 10
higher. Beeves. J3.40JJ4 33; stockers and
feeders. $3.1004.10; cows, J1.73S3.43. HOGS
Receipts, 3,800 head. Market a shade
higher. Top. J3.40; bulk. $3.233.33. SHEEP
Receipts, 1,000 head. Market strong.
St. Louis, Feb. 12. CATTLE Receipts,
2,000 head. No gcod natives here. Texans
steady. Native beeves, J3.50iT4.23; top fed
Texans, J3.G5. HOGS Receipts, 5.G00 head.
Market strong to 5e higher. Top, J3.45;
bulk, $3.33'T(3.42i. SHEEP Receipts, GOO
head. Market steady. Sheep. $2.50'ii4.00.
Chicago, Feb. 12. CATTLE Receipts.
4.000. There was a fairly active demand
and prices ruled unchanged, choice beeves
being firm and in light supply. A few ex
tra lino fat beeves brought $3.20'55.40, and
there were a few sales at J3.10ij3.23, but tho
great bulk of tho cattle found buyers at
J4.101f4.90, exporters buying freely at J1.50
and upward. Feeding cattle sold at $3.S5!8
4.25. HOGS Receipts, 2S.000. With only
moderate arrivals and a good demand from
Chicago packers and Eastern shippers,
prices were stronger. Common to best
droves found purchasers at J3.10H3.33, tho
bulk of the sales being at $3.333.40. The
hogs now coming to market are very fine
In quality. SHEEP Receipts, 7,000. There
was an active and strcng .market for
sheep. Sales wero made at $2.5003.00 for
tho poorest sheep up to $4.10 for a few
prime natives. Western sold at $3.35g4.00.
Yearlings sold freely at J4.00i?4.IO, and
lambs were In demand at J3.75'03.00, largely
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs
day of each week, at the Kansas City
Stock Yards Horse and Mills Depl.
W. S. TOUGH S SOX, Managors.
Hundreds of all classes of horses sold at
private sale and an auction each day. All
stock must be as represented or no sale.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
New Orleans. Feb. 12.-PROVISIONS-Quiet.
PORK Old. 7c: new. Sc. LARD
Refined tierce. 3?ic. BOXED MEATS
Dry salt shoulders, 4',4c; sides, 4Hc. BA
CON Clear rib. 5Hc. HAMS Choice sugar
cured. 9g91,4c. FLOUR Quiet; extra fancy,
J4.3Wi4.40; patents. J4.70ti4.M. CORNMEAL
Steady. $1.43. BRAN Firm. 57',Ac per cwt.
HAY Steady: prime timothy. J12.00H 13.00;
choice. J14.50ftl5.00. CORN No. 2 sacked,
mixed. 305131c: white and yellow, 32c. OATS
No. 2 sacked, 23H24c. RICE Steady; or
dinary to good, 3?afi4I.4c-
Liverpool, Feb. 12,-WHEAT-Spot quiet;
demand poor; No. 2 red. spring, Gs 4d. Fut
ures closed quiet, with July unchanged and
other months J.id lower; business about
equally distributed. Februarv. Gs 21A1;
March, Gs 2?d; May, Gs 4d. CORN Spot
quiet: American mixed, new, 2s GUd. Fut
ures closed steady, with February id lower
and other months unchanged. February,
2s GUd; March. 2s C',-d; April, 2s 7d: May,
2s 7sd. FLOUR Dull: demand poor; St.
Louis fancy winter, Ss 6d. BACON Quiet;
demand moderate. Cumberland cut, 2S to
30 pounds, 26s Cd; short ribs, 20 to 21 pounds,
23s; long clear, light. 33 to 38 pounds, 25s;
long clear, heavy, 40 to 43 pounds, 21s Cd;
short clear backs, light. IS pounds, 24s 6d;
short clear middles, heavy, 45 to 50 pounds,
23s: clear bellies. 14 to 1G pounds. 27s.
SHOULDERS Square, 12 to IS pounds, 23s
Gd. HAMS Short cut. 14 to 1G pounds, S9s
Cd. TALLOW Fine North American, ISs.
BEEF Extra India mess. Gls 3d; prime
mess, 50s. PORK Prime mess, line West
ern. 4Gs 3d; medium Western. 40s. LARD
Dull; prime Western, 20s, refined. In pails,
New Orleans, Feb. 12. COTTON Futures
sieauy; saies. i.rj Dales; l-ebruary, 6.49c;
March. G.515TC.32c: April, G.37ftG.5Sc: May,
Coffee nnd !iif;itr.
New Orleans, Feb. 12. COFFEE Rio,
i3ie. MOLASSES-Qulet: open kettle. r
ISc: cnntrifugal firm at 54110c; syrup strong
A. J. GILLESPIE f I:$ggg'
1 T. i-Z. UILLKSPIE.
I J. F. GILLESPIE.
Commission Merchants. Kansas City
smock i ams.
L'beral advances made to parties feeding
stock. Buying feeding cattle on orders a
specialty. Correspondence solicited. Tele
phone No. 1523.
Tourist Sleeper to California.
Take Chair Car (Seals Free) on the Bur
lington's morning train to Lincoln, and join
the personally conducted Weekly Tourists'
Excursion, leaving Lincoln at 5:43 p. m.
every Thursday for California. For fold
ers and Information inquire at Ticket Of
fice, 1011 Union avenue or S23 Main street.
iruinary 10 low iair, l2!iinc. SUGAU
Open kettle quiet at 252 I3-16c: centrifugal
firm: granulated. 3;ifi4e: whites, 3ji
LOCAL LIYK STOCK MARKET.
A SLOW AXD GEXEnALLY LOWER.
IIors Active and it Shade Higher, bnt
Cioied Went Pens Cleared Early.
Sheep Moving Very Well
Fair Receipts. i
Western receipts past 24 hours:
IC C. Chi. St. L. Oma.
Cattle 5,700 4.000 2,000 1.200
Hogs 11.900 27.000 5.600 3.S0O
Sheep 3,200 7,000 COO 1,000
Same time last year:
Cottlo 2,900 4,000 1.400 1,000
Hogs 7,400 1S.O0O 5.600 3,400
Sheep 500 8.000 400 200
New York, Feb. 12. Cables quote Amer
ican steers at lOSlOJic; sheep at SfflSJlc;
rcfrgerator beef, 8ft9c; exports to-morrow,
3S3 beeves, and 4,910 quarters of beef.
CATTLE Movements for the past 24
Receipts G.C93 272
Shipments 2,111 54j
Drive-outs 2,633 37
Tho market yesterday was slow and
mean. The run was not large, but as te
ports from east of us were favorable to
buyers they were disposed to hold back
anil sales were draggy and prices gener
ally lower. Export buyers, as well as
dressed beef men were slow to take hold,
and they were bidding 1015c per owt.
lower, as to quality, and most sales were
made ut this decline. Cows, as well as
steers, were draggy, and they, too, were
oft 5ftl0c, with an occasional 13c decline
on poor lots. Stockers and feeders were
in liberal supply, dull and lower. Heavy
feeders sold down lljc and light were weak
to 310c lower. Range cattle were in only
moderate supply, but in sympathy with
natives they, too, met a declining market,
prices generally showing a loss of 10c. as
compared with Thursday's prices. Milch
cows steady and firm. Common, $1518;
medium to fair, J2026, and good to choice,
No. Av.Wt. Price. INo. Av.Wt. Price.
DRESSED BEEF AND EXPORT STEERS
20 1490....$ 4 SO 30 1510....$ 4 70
20 13S7.... 4 C3 IS 1501.... 4 50
51 1371.... 4 40 51 1339.... 4 30
21 1213.... 4 23 54 1279.... 4 15
4S 119G.... S SO 29 1097.... 3 73
10 946.... 3 00 20 1414.... 4 CO
35 14S0.... 4 50 19 1227.... 4 35
46 1226.... 4 13 36 1244.... 4 10
43 1177.... 4 00 89 10S3.... 3 S3
32 1136.... 3 SO
1 760.... 100 3 SOS.... 2 23
3 823.... 2 30 7 991.... 2 45
2 1065.... 2C3 6 1090.... 2 75
10 943.... 2 90 5 1116.... 3 00
3 1053.... 3 10 H 1124.... 3 15
4 900.... 175 3 930.... 2 00
4 S72.... 2 30 3 10S3.... 2 GO
24 850.... 2 Go 3 1016.... 2 70
4 10S7.... 2 SO 9 1173.... 2 S3
7 1077.... 2 90 19 103S.... 2 93
6 1100.... 3 00 5 1232.... 3 00
23 902.... 3 10 22 1110.... 3 20
29 747.... 3 23 51 947.... 3 50
11 463.... 2 90 18 776.... 3 00
40 G78.... 3 10 48 414.... 3 25
129 837.... 3 25 21 727.... 3 00
U 43S.... 3 00 I
4 342.... 4 23 I 23 2SS.... 2 So
5 .... S50 I 41 290.... 4 75
STOCKERS AND FEEDERS.
13 921.... 4 00 73 993.... 3 70
17 I13S 4 00 10 905.... 3 50
17 441.... 4 10 20 822.... 3 75
11 1091.... 3 85 32 5S9.... 3 SO
TEXAS AND INDIAN STEERa
S6 932.... 3 55 I 51 9SS.... 3 50
29 627.... 3 23 I 1065.... S 0
Stockers , .
41 506.... 3 30 1
F?.r.S.l24.... 3 13 115 7S3.... 315
TEXAS" AND INDIAN COWS.
17 757.... 2 50
31 567.... 2 23 I
TEXAS AND INDIAN jJALVfeB.
KZ 77S I 5.
.1235.... 4 00 104 932..
.1172.... 3 99 101 933..
. 80S.... 2 93
24 945.... 2 35 I
NEW MEXICO STEERS.
142 831.... 317 I
OLD MEXICO STEERS.
20 793.... 3 15 I
ur.nc Mm'mpnt for tho Tiast 24 hours:
Shipments .'. i
An active and shade higher market was
had vestcrday. The run was good without
being large. The offerings were all want
ed. Packers were free buyers and there
was some little order demand. Tho mar
kets east of us were stronger and prices
here generally ruled 5c higher and the
early arrivals wero soon cleared at this
Improvement. But late sales showed tho
advance lost. Tho extreme rango was J3.00
03.40; bulk of sales, $3:303.33.
Good to choice heavy $3 30 S3 40
Common heavy .-...3 00 (B-3 lo
Good to choice lights, 150 to 200
pounds .. - "0 3 35
Good to choice mixed packing,
23S to 2S0 pounds 3 30 3 40
RErKliatift 1 A 1 1 v n OAma.
N'n. nk. Av. Prlce.lNo. Dk. Av. Price!
SHEEP Movements for tho past 24
The demand yesterday was fairly active
and the early sales were generally steady.
But after the best offerings had been dis
posed of the market showed weakness and
some salesmen claimed prices were 5510c
off The demand, however, was good for
everything and the pens cleared by the
ClSe' REPRESENTATIVE SALES.
Av. Wt. Price.
S4 N. M. lambs GJ 23
10 N. M. lambs " 4 00
400 New Mexicans 91 4 00
223 Colorado yearlings 82 3 90
130 Colorado yearlings 48 3 .0
22G New Mexicans 96 3 .0
19 Colorado 9? !X
100 Utah 121 2 52
221 Colorado log - &o
4S1 Colorado ewes S2 3 40
30 Southwest 82 3 3o
SI Merino 93 3 2o
HORSES AND MULES Movements for
the past 24 hours:
Stock Grand ave.
Receipts GS 102
Shipments 90 16
There was light trading yesterday. Doth
in horses and mules. Buyers did much
picking around and sales were draggy at
HORSES Draft horses, good
1.230 to 1,430' pounds $33 00 60 GO
Extra draft CO 003100 00
Drivers, good 30 00 50 00
Drivers, extra GO 00-glOO 00
Saddlers, common to good 13 OOlit 33 00
Saddlers, extra 43 OOS10O 00
Southern mares and horses 12 OOra 33 00
Plugs 0 00015 00
MULES Mules, 13 to 11 hands,
4 to 7 years.good flesh and hair. 20 00 30 00
Mules, 11 to 15 hands. 4 to 7
years, good llesh and hair 40 00 50 00
Mules. 15 to 13'i hands, 4 to 7
years, good llesh and hair 50 003 60 00
Mules, lo'.i to 1G hands, 4 to 7
years, good flesh and hair.... 63 00 80 00
Mules. 1G to 16 hands, extra
good flesh and hair SO 00120 00
LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET.
Fairly Henltliy and Prices Generally
Steady Both of FraHn anil
Quotations below are for Job lots. On
small lots higher prices are asked and ob
tained, enough being asked to cover extra
cost of caring for and filling them.
. BUTTER Poor stock accumulating, but
choice in light supply and steady. Quoted:
Creamerv Luttcr, extra fancy separator,
19c; firsts. 17ic; dairy fancy, 13c; fair,
10c: store Hacked. Sc: Dackinir stni-lr
steady, Gc; country roll, neatly packed and
sv,eet, lie; choice, 10c; mussy, unpacked
EGGSRecelpts light and market firmer.
Strictly fresh Kansas and Missouri eggs,
12c per dozen; cold storage, 1014c.
POULTRY Firm and in fair demand.
Hens, 5Ac lb; roosters, 13c each; springs,
firm and wanted,6Hc;coarse young roosters.
17;-uijJ20c each: broilers, from 1$ to 2 pounds,
7c. Turkeys.hens, Sc: old gobblers, 64c;
young gobblers, 7lc; ducks, 7c; geese, 5c.
Pigeons, dull, practically no demand; nom
inally. 75c dozes.
BUTTERINE We quote: Dairy grades,
lie; medium grades. 12cr high grade, ll'.ic:
1-pound rolls, bricks and prints, lc over
above prices; 2 and 3-pound rolls. 10 and 20
pound packages, 54c over above prices.
CHEESE-Slow sale. New York, and
Ohio full cream. 12c; Wisconsin fancy, full
cream, 1015c; Missouri, Kansas and Iowa,
full cream, Sg9c: liirht skim, 57c per
pound; Herkimer, full cream, 12c; Young
America, full cream. lOV-Sllc.
POTATOES-Steady and in fair demand.
V"e quote as follows: Home grown, 30c in
a small way, 29c in car lots. Few grow
ers are anxious to sell them In car lots.
Wisconsin and Minnesota Burbanks. 33c in
car lots; 40c in a small way; Pearls, 2c less;
Early Ohios. 2c more; Iowa stock, 232Sc
in car lots; 300330 in a small way. Colora
do Greeley stock, 55c in car lots. California
new potatoes. $1.50 per crate.
SWEET POTATO ES-Demand light, but
prices steady. Good to choice, 30S40c; com
mon. 20c per bushel.
APPLES Market continues fair and
steady. We quote as follows: Choice eating
stock cut of wagons, ISQ-GSc per bushel:
Inferior stock, 20349c; cooking stock, 23
33c. Ben Davis, dull, 40c; Winesaps,
50SG0c, according to quality: Hunts
man's Favorite, C075c per bushel for
fancy stock: small supply Baldwins, $1
1.23 per barrel in a small way. Cold stor
age stock. Winesaps and Huntsman s
Favorite, $272.30 per barrel. BcIIellower,
J2.23S2.75 per barrel; other fancy table
stock, J2.232.73. New York and Michigan
stock. JKftl.25 in car lots and J1Q1..5 In
barrel lots, according to quality.
GAME Stillno salefor rabbits. Quoted as
follows: AVild geese, $5.00 dozen; curlew,
$1.50 dozen. Salt water turtles, on order,
10c pound. Young squirrels. 30o per dozen.
Ducks, canvasbacks. $3.00; Mallards, $4.50;
red heads, $4.50; teal, green wing, $2.0u;
blue wing. $2.50. and mixed. $2.00 per doz
en. Jackrabblts.25'irJ3c: cottontails (drawn),
20ft30c for fresh stock. Shippers of game
should not forget that official Inspection
of game In Kansas City Is very rigid, and
that anything like "oft stock" is condemn
ed by the local food inspector.
FRUITS-Lemcns. new crop Sicily, fancy,
3.50; choice. $3.00 in a small way; Califor
nia stock. $2.7503.50 per box. Mexican or
atiGi's, $3.0033.25 per box; California navels,
tanpy, $3.75; choice. $3.50 in a small way;
seedlings, fancy, J2.73; choice, $2:50. Ba
nanas, shipping. J1.732.25; peddler stock,
iflcEJl.20. Cranberries. Cape Cod. fancy,
$6.7507.25 per barrel; $1.73 per bushel box;
ycrsey, $5.506.00 per barrel. Malaga grapes,
$7.507S.0O per keg. California and Texas
tomatoes, $2.25 per crate.
NUTS-Cocoanuts, J3.503.7o per 100;
small lots, GOc per dozen. Hazelnuts,
2-c lb. Pecans, Missouri. 53c lb.: Texas,
6!36c; polished, C10c; Mexican, 79c. Pea
nuts, Virginia, white, raw, 4SjGc per pound;
Tennessee, raw, 4(35c; roasted. 7iSc: Kan
sas. 2&c. Hickory nuts (large shellbark),
KScgjl per bushel: small Missouri stock. 35
45c Nativo walnuts, 50c per bushel. Pinon
nuts. 1212c per pound. Butternuts, 75a
VEGETABLES Sales slow, but prices
generally steady. We quote: Cabbage,
fancy New York Holland. J1.30 per 100; Wis
consin, J1.20 car lots, $1.6001.73 small way;
flat Dutch. 90cJ1.10 in car lots. Onions,
scarce; flat red Wethersfleld. $1.10S1.25;
Globe, yellow, fancy, in 10-peck barrels.
$3.60, or $1.50 per bushel; Yellow Danvers,
J1.23 per bushel; Western Spanish on
ions, $1.00 per crate. Beets, fancy, 2330c
per bushel. Bermuda beets. 75c per dozen
bunches In small way. Turnips, 2025c
per bushel. Carrots, 25c per bushel.
California celery, active (standard size),
20040c. Pumpkins, 75c(IJ1.00 per dozen;
Hubbard squash, $1.0081.23 per 100;
Northern stock, lc per pound. Parsnips,
2530o per bushel. Lettuce, fresh. J2.23
Eer bushel. Horseradish. SocOJl.OO per
ushel. California cauliflower, 3 dozen in
crate, J3.50. Northern rutabagas, lc pound.
Radishes (shipped), dull and without de
mand, 2040c per dozen bunches. Spinach
continues dull; 90cJ1.00 per bushel. Sal
sify. 15c dozen, 2 dozen tor 25c in a small
way. Southern string beans, J2.50 per bush
el crate. Mexican Chill peppers, J1.50 per
box. California peas. J1.00 per half bushel.
BEESWAX Quoted at 20ig40c per pound.
FURS Raccoon, large, 40iJ50c: medium,
3040c; small.25c Skunk,black,55g63c: short
striped, 3545c; narrow striped, 25'g30c:
broad striped, 510c. Mink, large. 40s 50c;
medium. 40350c; small. 25c. OposBum, large,
8c; medium, 5c; small. 2c; early caught,
worthless. Aluskrat, fall, 5c; winter. 7c:
spilng, 10c. Civets, prime, 10c. Fox, gray,
40!i&0c: red, G075c. Wolf, mountain, J1.00
0u: prairie, 254i50c. Wildcat, 15r23c. Beaver,
large. J6.00: medium, J4.50: small, Jl.0002.00.
Badger, 1050c. Otter, prime, large, $6.00;
primo medium, $4.004.50; prime small, J2.00
3Z.DV. .Dear, ia anu uuwu, un iu aizu mm
Wool, Hides and Pelts.
WOOL Steady and in very good demand.
Quoted: Missouri and similar Fine. 6QSC;
combing, 8llc: coarse. 10llc. Kansas.
Nebraska and Indian Territory Fine, 4
6c; fine medium, 5Sc; medium, 610c;
combing, S10c; coarse, 7Sc. Colorado
Fine, 65380; fine medium, 7i9c; medium, 8
10c; coarso and carpet, 7(⪼ extra heavy
and sandy, Sc
HIDES AND PELTS Tho market con
tinues firm. Green and salted, freo of
brands. No. 1, 7c per pound; No. 2, Gc;
freo of brands, flat, G'Ac; green salted, sldo
branded. No. 1, 6c: No. 2, 5c; green salted
kips, 13 to 25 pounds, No. 1, 7c; No. 2, 6c;
green salted, calf, S to 15 pounds, No. 1,
Xc; No. 2, 7c; green, uncured. No. 1. 514c.
Sheep pelts, green, 25g50c; dry, 45c per
St. Louis, Feb. 12. WOOL Demand fair
at old prices. Medium. MgiOVic; light fine,
7'4Hllc; heavy fine, 6tg3c; tub washed, 13
There was a very fair movement of cash
stuff yesterday, and prices generally steady.
The demand, however, was largely on job
bing account, there being no buying ahead
cither of meats or lard.
We quote car lots:
GREEN MEATS Shoulders, $i.001.2o per
cwt.; hams, J7.0OS8.73.
LARD Cash. J3.50: February, $3.50.
SWEET PICKLED MEATS-Hams, 58.C0
fiS.75, and shoulders, J1.25S4.50.
D. S. MEATS Shoulders, cash, $4.004.23
per cwt.; short rib sides, cash, $3.904.00:
long clear sides, $3.9004.00; short clear
The Darlington Route.
WINTER TOURIST RATES
To all resorts in the South
and Southeast, via St. Louis,
Inquire at ticket office, S23
Main street, or 1014 Union avenue.
C. W. Alexander,
City Passenger Agent.
H. L. Harmon,
G. S. W. A.
Homcscekers' Excursion via the Katy
On February 10. tho Missouri. Kan
sas & Texas railway will sell tickets to all
points in Texas, to points inXoutsIana west
of Lafayette, to points in Arizona on M.
& P. railway and Southern Pacific rail
way, at very low rates. For particulars
call at ticket offices, 1044 Union avenue, S23
Main street or Union depot.
T. J. FITZGERALD, P. & T. A.
Santa Fe Rontc California Limited.
Leaves Kansas City i :40 a. m. Thursdays
and Sundays, reaching Los Angeles in 57
hours and San Diego In 61 hours. Return
from California Mondays and Thursdays.
Equipment of superb vesjibuled Pullman
palace sleepers, buffet smoking car and
dining car. Most luxurious service via any
Another express train, carrying both pal
ace and tourist sleepers., leaves Kansas
City 2:25 p. m. daily for Los Angeles, San
Diego and San Francisco.
Santa Fc Ronte to Chicago nnd the
Fast service, luxurious equipment and
dining cars on the a la carte plan.
Rathrock. Sarah Anne: 713 Locust; Feb
ruary 9; 5S years; pulmonary oedema;
burial In Union cemetery.
Moran, Martin; 1134 Pacific; February 10:
5 years: broncho-pneumonia sequenre of
diphtheria; burial in Mount St. Mary's
Ryan. E. Emmett; 577 Tracy avenue; Feb
ruary 10; 3 months: broncho-pneumonia;
burial In Mount St. Mary's cemetery.
Wvatt. Richard: corner Elmwood and
Smart; February 10; 46 years; tuberculosis
pulmonalls; burial in Elmwood cemetery.
Jacobson. Heyman; 17 East Third; Feb
ruary 11; 3 years: membranous laryngitis;
burial at Raytown.
Flower. Henry C. and Llda C; 1719 Jef
ferson; January 24; boy.
Macrorie, Lawrence and Ellen; 1426 East
Fifth; February 6: boy.
Fei. Fred and Minnie; 927 East Eigh
teenth: February 7; boy.
Brack. Frederick and Minnie; 171S Cherry;
February 8; boy.
Grlmme, Frank and Anna; 2110 Vine;
February S; girl.
Clements, G. I and Louise; 1S10 Oak; Feb
ruary 8; boy.
Rush, Frank and Annie; 2039 Jefferson;
February S; boy.
Teed, Charles G. and Ettie E.; 3316 Smart;
February 10; boy.
Groschuff, E. B. and Lou: 101615 Inde
pendence avenue: February 10; girl.
Fifty-six Honr to Los Angeles.
The California Limited, via Santa Fe
Route. Swift, safe and luxurious
THE BURLIXGTOX RODTE,
The Best Line to Dearer,
OF INTEREST TO STOCKMEN.
GOVERXMEXT QUARANTINE GOES IX'.
TO EFFECT TUESDAY NIGHT.
Chicago's Cattle Receipts Decreasing
V''Ue Kansas City's Are Grow
ingKansas Live Stock; Com
The government quarantine against
Texas fever goes into effect next Tuesday
night at 12 o'clock. The quarantine line is
Just tho same this year as last west of tho
Mississippi rrver, with t tho exception of
Jones and Wilbarger counties, Tex., which
have been placed 'above the quarantine line
and in the safe area. All cattle in transit
to market next Tuesday night that have
ciossed the quarantine line at midnight
will bo yarded in the native division of tho
yards when they got to market.
Receipts of cattle In Chicago continue to
run behind last year's, while here at Kan
sas City they are still running ahead.
Tin: Kansas City live stock sanitary com
mission has been organized by the election
of John I. Brown, of Delphos, chulrmnn,
and Frank Wlncshank. of Kingman, sec
retary. The quarantine regulations are
now being considered for the coming year.
For the present, Gardner and Lowell town
ships, in Cherokee county, will remain out
side the safe area.
H. J. Hallett says there are 40 per cent
fewer cattle in Western Iowa this year
E. & J. Koch, Warren & Payne, of
Georgia, and W. A. Farrls. of MemphiJ,
Trnn., all bought mules here tho past
Visitors nt the Yards With Stock.
Mitter Bros., Miller, Kas., had in cattle
House & Woulfe, Newton, Kas., had in
J. E. Scott & Co., Elm City, Mo., had in
cattle and hogs.
J. W. Byers, Hillsboro, Tex., was up yes
terday with cattle.
Gates Merryfleld, Appleton City, Mo., had
in hogs yesterday.
O. J. Holroyd, Hewlns, Kas., came in yes
terday with hogs.
Armel & Campbell Humboldt, Kas., had
in hogs yesterday.
E. Adamson, Kelley, Kas., was here yes
terday with cattle.
Steuwe Bros., Alma, Kas., had In cattlQ
and hogs yesterday.
AV. H. Robe. Coffey county, Kas., was In
yesterday with hogs.
J. T. Harrison, Stillwell, Kas., was hero
yesterday with cattle.
May A. Bowling & Sons, Chapman, Kas.,
had in cattle yesterday.
C. J. Johnson, Solomon Rapids, Kas., was
here yesterday with hogs.
J. B. Wilson, Drexel, Mo., wa3 at the
yaids yesterday with hogs.
R. M. Craig, Bellevlew. Kas., was at the
yards yesterday with cattle.
A. L. Hackerott. Alton. Kas., was at the
yards yesterday with hogs.
William Hamson, Hillsdale, Kas., was at
tho yards yesterday with cattle.
F. A. Stewart, Staffordvllle, Kas., came
In yesterday with cattle and hogs.
O. L. Altman, Fairbury. Neb., was on
the yards yesterday with cattle and hogs.
J. W. DeFevers. Fredonia, Kas., was on
the yards yesterday with cattle and hogs.
Frank Cornlelson and William Hill, Ada,
Kas., wero in yesterday with cattle and
J. FvIIarpcr and A. W. Duffey. Vermil
lion, Kas., were on tho yards yesterday
with cattle and hogs.
SETTLED FOR $500,000 CASH.
Cose of .Alfred Mcrrltt Agalast John
D, Rackfeller Compromised
A Knnsan in It.
Duluth, Minn., Feb. 12. The case of Al
fred Merrltt vs. John D. Rockefeller is re
ported to have been settled for $300,000 in
cash paid to Merritt. It is understood that
all tho members of the Merritt family who
had claims against Rockefeller have
Joined In the settlement. The total claims
will aggregate $1,000,000 or $5,000,000. In the
Alfred Merritt case a verdict for $910,000
was secured In June. 1895, but a new trial
was ordered. A. A. Harris and son in
stituted the case and fought it through,
but a ruptilre between Merrltts and Harris
too!; place some weeks ago and J. L.
Washburn, who was associate in the case,
is supposed to have made the settlement.
Leon nnd Alfred Merritt are now in
Guadalajara, Mcx., where they have in
vestments, and it is said that the entire
family will move down there.
Topeka, Kas.. Feb. 12. (Special.) At
torney A. A. Harris, now of Duluth, Is a
"foimerly of Kansas" man. He resided at
Fort Scott for about twenty years and
was one of the leading lawyers and Dem
ocratic politicians of the state. It was he
who led the Democratic bolt in 1S92 against
tho action of the fusion Democrats in in
dorsing the Pop state ticket. In 1890, he
was a candidate for United States-senator
and received the vote of the few Democrats
in tho legislature. He moved to Duluth
OLD SOLDIERS SATISFIED.
Two G. A. R. Posts Present Resolu
tions of Thanks to Pension
Washington. Feb. 12. A pleasant Incident
out of the usual routine took place in the
pension bureau to-day. when a delegation
ftom G. A. K. posts Nos. sS and 41, of Al
legheny City and Pittsburg, Pa,, formally
presented resolutions of thanks to Commis
sioner of Pensions Murphy for hi3 humane
administration of the bureau. The presen
tation speech was made by Representative
Stone, of Pennsylvania, who paid a warm
tribute to Commissioner Murphy, and de
clared that, for the first time in the his
tory of the bureau, all soldiers aro satisfied
with its administration. Commissioner
Murnhv. in responding, expressed his ap
preciation of the Indorsement of men op
posed to him politically and belonging to a
soldiers' organization. He quoted the in
structions given him by President Cleve
land, which ho said never had been pub
lished, as follows:
"Mr. Murphy. I think you know my ideas
of tho pension bureau and the pension sys
tem. They are these: In claims coming up
for action for tho bureau, where you find
tho case of a worthy soldier who served
his country faithfully In her hour of dan
ger, you will be lenient with him and give
him tho benefit of a reasonable doubt. In
settling the claims of the widows and the
orphans you will act In tho same manner,
but waste no sympathy on the unworhy."
Mr. Murphy said that, whether his term
of office as commissioner be three weeks
or three months or three years, that would
always be his policy.
THE BURLIXGTOX ROUTE.
The Best Line to St. Paul.
LILIUOKALANI STILL: QUEEN.
Her Representative Says Her Abdica
tion "Was Procured Under
Duress nnd Wns Illegal.
Washington, Feb. 12. Julius A. Palmer,
the representative of ex-Queen Lllluokala
ni, of Hawaii, in a card to the Evening
Star to-day, declares that the act of abdi
cation of the ex-queen was procured undsr
duress, and is void for this reason, and be
cause of legal informalities. Ho says that
the queen has never given a legal abdica
tion and is still the lawful ruler, evan if
she forbears to enforce her legitimate
rights. At the Hawaiian legation it was
read with interest, but without concern,
and Is here regarded simply as an expres
sion from a royalist standpoint of an event
ful episode in Hawaiian history, but as not
at all likely to have any practical influ
ence. Mr. Palmer, who refused to admit that he
speaks for- Liliuokalanl by direction, closes
his card by this statement, perhaps signifi
cant of future Intentions: "No question is
ever settled until It is settled right, and
that the whole Hawaiian matter should be
properly reviewed is the opinion of a great
many people ot the island."
The Darlington Route.
AT ONE FARE PLUS $2.00.
Tickets sold to all points
In the North, West, North-
. west. South and Southeast,
February 16th, .
March 2nd and 16th, .
-. April Gth and 20th, i
J May 4th and 18th.
Tickets good 21 days for "
round trip. For information
inquire at Ticket Offices, 823
Main street or 1044 Union ave.
C. AA ALEXANDER.
' City Pass. Ag't.
L -- H. L. HAiJMON, G. S. W. A.
THE FAMOUS "SUCTION" CASE.
Missouri Supreme Court Reverses the
Circuit Court Decision in
Gnney'a Damage Suit.
Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 12. Tho supreme
court has handed down an opinion In the
suit brought against the Iron Mountain
railroad for $5,000 damages, for the death of
James Ganey, killed six years ago by a
train of that road. The decision of tho cir
cuit court is reversed and remanded for
trial. The case has been commonly known
as the "suction case," because JamesGaney
was alleged to have been drawn under tho
care by tho force of the wind created by
the passing of a train.
The plaintiffs placed Professor Nipper, of
Washington university, on the stand to tes
tify as an expert and through him a scien
tific point entirely new in tho trial of dam
age cases against railroad companies was
brought out. The popular supposition that
the boy, James Ganey, was drawn under
the train by "suction" was disproved. It
was shown that. Instead oi there being any
suction, tho air current, had a contrary ef
fect. As a scientific proposition, it was
demonstrated that the tendency of an air
current thus produced would be to turn an
object standing near the tracks around,
because the current of air on the side of
tho object closest to tho train moves faster
than that on tho side furthest from it.
J. B. M'CULLAGH'S ESTATE.
Inventories Xenrly a Million Dollars
nnd Consists Largely of
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 12. The Inventory of
the estate, of the late Joseph B. McCulIagh,
editor of tho Globe-Democrat, was hied
with the clerk of the probate court to-day
by Public Administrator Richardson. The
personal property Is returned at $S76,127.1G.
Tho real estate is not valued. It consists
of two lots In tho city of St. Louis, one at
Leavenworth, Kas., and ono at Golden City,
Ark., and 293 acres of land In Jasper coun
The nersonal nronertv Is subdivided as
follows: Notes and Interest, $12,SS0.14;
slocks. $826,912; bonds and coupons. $5,790;
cash, $30,331.32; goods and chattels. $333.
Of the cash item, it appears that $26,693.13
was on deposit in the National Bank of
Commerce; J1.30S in the editor's pockets,
$130 due as salary: $1,800 of dividends from
his stock in the Globe-Democrat, and the
remainder checks representing rent, etc..
to the amount of $179.89. His stocks consist
largely of shares in the Eureka and Excel
sior Gold Mining Companies. This stock
alone amounts to $635,S40 on the face value
of the stock. Ho also owned $24,000 in the
Pat Murphy Mining Company, and $3,000 in
tho Edison Illuminating Company, of St.
Louis. In the Globe-Democrat, he owned
JoO.QOO of stock.
CHIEF. STEELPS NEW STAR.
Topeka Jolntlsts nnd Gamblers Evi
dence Their Good Will
Toward the Pops.
Topeka, Kas., Feb. 12. (Special.) Chief
of Police Henry Steele, of this city, was
presonted with a handsome gold star with
ruby setting last night, and tho strange
thing about tho matter Is that tho men
who bought the valuable jewel are all pro
prietors of Joints or gambling places. Up
on tho reverse side are engraved the names
of the givers A. F. Hayslip, F. E. Bates,
J. A. Lord. AV. S. Plummer. J. D. Myers.
George T. McCaslln, H. H. Tobias and Ed
Timan. There are besides these tho names
of two leading cigar manufacturers who
have a number bf slot machines in their
stores. The presentation was made last
night by ex-Election Commissioner Frank
Herald. Chief Steele Is very .proud of it.
Steele is the man who was appointed
chief of polico by Governor Leedy before
the police commissioners were selected.
ALGER WINSHIS SUIT.
The Sccrctnry-tn-Be Gets Judgment
for $103,000 and Seven
Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 12. Judgo J. D.
Clark to-day In the case of Russell A. Al
ger versus the estate of John F. Anderson,
to recover money paid for property In
Franklin county, in this state, decided In
favor of complainant Alger and ordered
defendant to repay to said Alger tho entire
amount paid ' by him on said purchase,
with Interest from date of payment. The
amount Involved Is $103,000, with Interest
for seven years.
Excursion Rates to Washington.
For the benefit of those desiring to wit
ness the inauguration of the next president
ot the United States, the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad will sell excursion tickets at one
fare for the round trip from ail points on
its lines In Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Tick
ets will be sold March 1st, 2nd and 3rd,
valid for return until March Sth. Similar
tickets, via Baltimore & Ohio railroad, will
be sold by all the railroads throughout the
West. In nddltion to being the shortest
nnd most direct lino to AA'ashington, tho
Baltimore & Ohio passes through a region
of greater scenic aiagniflcence and historic
Interest than any in all America. Passen
gers also have the option ot traveling via
Akron and Pittsburg or via Bellaire and
Grafton, either going or returning. The
through trains of the Baltimore & Ohio
nro vestlbuled throughout, equipped with
Pullman sleepers and the dining car serv
ice Is unsurpassed. Information In detail
will bo cheerfully furnished upon appli
cation, by L. S. Allen, assistant general
passenger agent Baltimore & Ohio railroad,
Grand Central station, Chicago.
The Shortest Line West.
To Denver, Cheyenne, Ogden, Salt Lake,
San Francisco, Portland, thero is only one
shortest line, the Old Reliable Union Pa
cific. Two trains daily from Kansas City.
10:40 n m. and 7:30 p. m., fully equipped
with PuJIman palace sleepers. Pullman d'--'.ng
cars fcafe plan), free chair cars. Trains
lighted brilliantly with Pintsch light; heat
ed by steam; solidly vestlbuled. No other
line as short or as good. AVhy not take the
best? It costs no more.
rSnme t3lh'elllnaeslEmCfT, tOr-Xa-liYJflJMalrL.
thin one yeur uner uie uuiu ui suiu lei- 1 f;
:. : . .,. .,. - .. i".
s. or rnev may ue iireciuueu irom any
neflt of said estate, and If such claims
not exnioiieu wunin two years irom
i date of this publication they will be
Dated this 30th day of Janunry. 1S97. ,
MEEDY STiMVbuu Administrator.
X. J. Seehorn. Attorney.
-riTTCR TO DIRECTORS Notice I
'by given that tho- annual meeting of
board of directors ot the Kansas City.
t Scott & Memphis Railroad Company
be held at the office ot the company in
isas City. Missouri, on Tuesday, the 9th
i of March. 1S97. at 9 o'clock a, m.. for
purpose of making report to tho rail-
rl commissioners of the state of Mis-
i-Las required ,by law, and for the
the worsrsy.;mi-rr' -.,
own request, was locked up In the county
Jail two months ago. having determined to
make one final effort to escape his bond
age to tho drug. He has conquered the
habit and was released to-day. He gained
sixty pounds during his voluntary confine
ment. Caldwell, Kas., Postofuce Trouble.
. AA'ashington, Feb. 12. The embarrassed
status of the Caldwell, Kas.. postoffice.
caused by the withdrawal of the bonds of
the sureties of the removed postmaster,
William A. Sturm, charged with the em
bezzlement of public funds, has been re
lieved by the detailing of Inspector Albert
O. Swift to take charge pending tho ap
pointment of a successor to Sturm.
Argued In Supreme Court.
In the supreme court at Jefferson City
yesterday the case or the Kansas City
school district vs. Sheidley was argued and
submitted. This case Involves the bequest
made by the late George Sheidley to the
Missouri1, on YlfclJK..u!iU",5 or tne new
AV. J. NEISWANrsrcn
OTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT-
tice is ntreui bivcii iu an creditors and
e .'L1'",""" ' J Vt." ."t"J"."1 v ?"inia
jioorK, ut.-;uvu, mat , x-uiner i.. sia
s. administrator ot said estate, intend to
te a final settlement thereof at the next
1 ot the probate court of Jackson coun
:o be held at Kansas City. Missouri, on
15th day of February. 1S97.
L. C. SLAVENS. Administrator
F. Spottswood, 505 N. Y. Life bide
THE BURLIXGTOX nOBTE,
The Best Line to Chicago.
23d and Grand Ave.
Horse and Mule
Robertson Bros., flgrs.
Buy and sell on com
mission. Do strict
ly a legitimate
Auction and Com
ed. Auction days:
A Trent for the Children Arranged fcr
This Afternoon To-night
Conies the End.
The feature of tho hazar for tho Kansas
City Boys' Orphans' homo to-day will bo
tho children's matinee at 3 o'clock this aft
ernoon", at which tlmo tho following pro
gramme will bo rendered: Instrumental
solo, Miss M. Ewing; duet, "Naughty
Kids," Helen Glass and Rose M. Fogarty;
recitation. A'irgio Keith; vocal solo (se
lected). Maurice O'Doud: fancy dance.
A'era FInlay: recitation, Loretta Hughes;
vocal solo, Stanley AVheeler: Instrumental
solo. Miss Cora Weber; Irish jig. Mary
Banfield: vocal solo. Laurel Cooper; "My
Llttlo AA'htte Kitten." Mildred AVagner;
fancy dance. Rose and Irene Kenefic; "Lit
tle Blue Bells," eight llttlo girls; dance.
I.acy children: violin solo, Chouteau Legg;
duet (selected), Jennie Qulgley and Miss
Boucher; song, llttlo Misses Zahncr.
Tho programme for to-night will Includa
a song by Mrs. Jennie Schultz; reading by
E. J. Ebbels; piano solo by Miss Jennlo
Rose and a song by Sig. G. BolII.
To-night will probably be the last night
of the bazar, though there is talk of con
tinuing it Monday night. This matter will
be determined to-day.
Mrs. M. J. Payne will havo charge of the
noon lunch to-day. Mrs. E. T. Powers was
in charge yesterday, and nearly 500 people
ate lunch in the good cause.
Last night's programme included a violin
solo by Mr. Henry Hoffman: and songs by
Mrs. Dr. I. M. Ridge and little Hazel
Campbell, who is something of a prodigy.
Sho has sung at important musical oc
casions In Jefferson City and Sedalia.
Tho contests are waxing interesting.
Last night Alderman Morgan had forged to
tho head in the contest for the most pop
ular alderman. Pendergast and AVolf were
a tie for second.
Miss Elizabeth Brent was In the lead for
the diamond ring for the most popular
young lady. Miss Blanche Rldenour was i
Masters Stanley Wheeler and Tint Schott
aro running neck and neck for tho suit of
clothes for the most noDular boy.
J. J. Swofford, J. K. Burnham and Frank
McCord aro running closo for the carving
set for the most popular wholesale mer
chant. The reception committee for to-night will
bo E. D. Fisher. G. Bernheimcr, J. Frenk
el. Dr. G. Zwart. Oliver Carlat, John Long
and M. M. Sweetmah.
THE THE0S0PHICAL CRUSADE.
Party Thnt Is Touring the World
Reaches San Francisco
San Francisco, Feb. 12. The theosophical
crusaders expected from Australia arrived
here on the steamer Alameda. The party
left Boston last April on a journey around
tho world, their purpose being to lnstituto
a renewal of thcosophy. The company
consists of Ernest Hargrove, honorary
president of all the national organizations
and acting president ot the society in
America: Mrs. Katherino A. Tingicy, suc
cessor of Madamo Blavatsky in the occult
religion: Mrs. A. L. CIcather, H. T. Pat
terson, F. M. Pierce. Mr. and Mrs. Claudo
Fallas-AVrlght and the Rev. AV. AVilliams.
The crusaders expect to remain for somo
tlmo in California and to establish hero
a tempio and school of theosophy. The lo
cation of the tempio has not yet been mado
public, though tho plan has been fully
Tho crusaders had an uneventful voyage
from Australia, except that their number
was Increased en route. Osmar Falls
AVrlght was born at sea, January 26, not
from the island of Samoa.
JIR0U COMES BACK.
And No Sooner Is He Back Than He I
Arrested on One ot the Gam
Ed Jlrou, the last but one of tho Flndlcy ,
henchmen indicted by tho last grand jury
for gambling and maintaining gambling
houses and devices, was arrested yesterday
by Deputy Marshal Dunn. Jirou and Ar
thur Moses, alias Morrison, fled when they
learned that indictments had been returned
against them, and escaned arrest. Jirou
gave bond in J300, with Ed C. Findlcy and
wife as sureties, for appearance to-day.
Moses is thought to be in tho interior of
The preliminary trial of Mack Harris for.
stealing a horse from Daniel Dougherty
took place yesterday afternoon in Justice
Millard's court, Harris Is tho son of a.
farmer who lives near Lee's Summit ;-nd
he told a pre,tty straight story yesterday
as to how he came into possession of tho
horse. Two other witnesses, however, gava
contradictory testimony and Justice Mil
lard held Harris for-investicatlon by tho
A special meeting of the Independence)
school board will be held next Tuesday
night. The question of calling a special
election to vote bonds for additional school
buildings will be considered.
The Woodland college entertainment, giv
en In the chapel of that Institution, wast
well attended last night and a pleasing
Mrs. J. P. St. John, Mrs. Loutic Page,
of Fort Scott, and Mrs. Howard, of Kansas
City, Kas.. were the gue3ts of Dr. B. F.
L. H. Halderman, who has been confined
to his home for some tlmo past, was ablo
to be about on crutches yesterday.
Roy Nlchol arrived home yesterday from
Hot Springs, Ark., where he accompanied
his mother several weeks ago.
Mrs. Jasper Briskey died yesterday, after,
a long Illness, of consumption.
Miss Anna Davidson, of Centropolls, la
the guest of Miss Ida Kline.
East Side Literary.
The class rooms at the Central Presby
terian church were packed last night at
the meeting of the East Side Literary So
4e4yvTbe programme opened -with a solo.
xno oongs .mat- v.niiuren Ding. Dy Airs.
E. C. Burnett, Tho Interesting programme?
was then given in full a3 follows: Piano
solo,"Bubbling Spring." Miss Juliette Bass:
"American Poets," Mrs. A, H. Elklns; pi
ano solo. "Rondo Caprisioso," Miss Ger-
lnef " Hsirn .f T.nthjmr It- - i-lllr, uaU
K.1 (a) "Shepherd's Dance." (b) "Andante from
Concerto." Miss Ethel Knickerbocker; Lit
erary Review, J. C. Smith; piano solo,
Grt"Valse Caprice," Miss Florence Lowe.
1 Valentines Held for Postage.
Tr There was an unprecedented rush of val
'""bntlne mail at the postotilce yesterday, and
Thefi very large per cent of tho packages waa
Tnfheld for postage. This was an unusual
Locteature. The mall could not be forwarded
when short of postage ana each packaca
snort was neia anu a card sent to this ad-
dressee. where the name appeared, stating
the facts and offering to forward tho pack
age if tho necessary- postage was sent. Tills
delay will keep many a dalicato Valentino
until the day has passed and may causa
many to bo sent to the dead letter office.
The Thief Is Known.
The police yesterday evening recovered a
portion of the meat that was stolen
Wednesday night from B. Z. Palmer, n
farmer living near Hickman's Mills. It had
been sold to a butcher at Third and Oak
streets. The thief, although his identity U
known, has not been apprehended.
Listened to an Army Officer.
Captain Eben Swift, of the Fifth cavalry,
located at Fort Leavenworth, lectured at
the Coates House club room last night to
the officers ot the Third regiment on "Field
Exercise and Peace Training of Troops."
Will Try nnd Get Together.
Secretary Killmoare, of the board of po
lice commissioners, announced last night
that the board had been called to meet to
day at 1:30 o'clock.
India Famine Relief AVork.
Calcutta. Feb. 12. IC Is officially stated
that 2.730.000 persons are now employed on
tho famine relief work, in the different dis
tricts where tho scarcity prevails.
Sioux City Man AA'III Tnlk.
The Credit Men's Association will meet
at the Coates House this e-enlng. A paper
will bo read by W. R. Preston, ot Sioux
To-night at Spalding's.
A testimonial entertainment will be given
at Spalding's Commetcial college this even
ing for Mrs. Rule D.JMeeke.