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OF ANY UM OF YEAR Due to Lack of Confidence on Part of Speculators and Investors New York, May 22.—Business on the stock exchange today was the smallest of any day thus far this year, the total overturn—98,600 shares—comparing with 98,000 shares on March 2, when the blizzard interrupted communication. The low ebb recorded today was due to a lack of confidence or indifference on the part of speculators and investors in virtually all the securities markets of the world. Opening prices were a mixture of un important advances and declines, from which there was little change as the session progressed. Reports from the west and northwest were again favorable' to crop prospects and addresses by the 'executive heads of the United States Steel corporation held out hopes of trade betterment. London's market was weak, with some further selling here for that account. A conservative estimate places the foreign Belling here since the beginning of the year at not less than 300,000 shares. An other gold engagement of $2,000,000 for Paris was reported. Local monetary conditions show no change, chiefly because the demand has fallen below normal proportions. Clear ing house banks are expected to show a cash gain for the week, and bank clear ings of the country for that same period show & marked gain over the preceding week. There was less pressure against the ' various speculative bonds and that list was fairly steady. Total sales, $1,460,000. United States dDonds were unchanged fin call. Bonds YU. S. 2s registered .. 97 "U. 8. 2s coupon .......a. 97 U. S. 8s registered . 101*4 U. S. 8s coupon ... 101*4 U. S. 4s coupon. 10914 Central of Georgia 6s .104*4 Illinois Central 1st ref. 4s .... 92*4 Louisville A Nashville un. 4s ,...z96*,» Seaboard Air Line adj. Es .... 7584 Southern Railway Bs.10544 Southern Railway gen. 4s. 73*4 Money on Call New York, May 22.—Mercantile paper. ( per cent. Sterling exchange steady; 60 days, 84.86.10; demand, $4.88.60. Commer cial bills. $4.8614. Bar silver, 67*4c; Mex ican dollars, 46*4c. Government bonds steady; railroad bonds steady. Call money steady, 1%®2 per cent; ruling rate. 1% per cent; closing, 174®2 per cent. Time loans steady; 60 and 90 days, 2*4 Per cent; ■ix months, 3 per cent. Ixmdon Stocks London, May 22.—Consols for money, 7414; for account, 74 9-16. Bar silver steady. £6 7-16d; money, 2>4@24* per cent; short bills, 215-16®3 per cent; three months, £7408 15-16 per cent. Bank oE France Statement Paris, May 22.—Weekly statement Bank of Franco: Gold, Increased 25, 713,080 francs; silver, Increased 4,104, 000 francs; circulation, decreased 72, 808,000 francs; treasury deposits. In creased 16,137,000 francrr general de posits. Increased 36,072,000 francs; bills discounted, -decreased ff.528.60’0 francs; advances Increased, 3,178,000 francs, Metal Market New York, May 22.—Lead quiet. $3.85@ .8 95; London, £18 12s 6d. Spelter dull, $5.05 496.15; London. £21 7s #d. Copper quiet; electrolytic, $14.25: lake, nominal; casting, *14014.12. Tin, steady; spot, $33.15033.30; July, $33.20083.40. Iron quiet and un changed. London copper steady; spot. £62 18s 9d; futures, £68 Us 3d. London tin firm; spot £160; futures, £151 18s. Iron, -Cleveland warrants, 61s l*4d. Live Stock Chicago, May 22.—Hoogs: Receipts, 17, MO; market lower. Bulk of sales, *8.40® R.50; light, *8.25®$.50: mixed, *8.200-8.5254; heavy, *8.1008.50; rough, «email@example.com; pigs, *7.600*.80. Cattle: Receipts. 1500: market steady. Beeves, *7.4009.30; steers. *7.1008.20; Stock ers, *6.4008.50; cows and heifers, *3.70@ 8.75; calves, *7.60010.50. Sheep: Receipts, 10,000; market steady. Bheep, *5.2508.15; yearlings, *6.1007.15; lambs. *6.2508.35: springs, *6.7609.60. Kansas City, May 22.—Hogs: Receipts, 4800: market lower. Bulk, *8.2308.35; heavy, *8.3508.40: packers and butchers. *8.25@ 8.40: light, *8.1508.35; pigs. *7.5008. Cattle: Receipts 600, Including 400 south erns; market steady. Prime fed steers, *8.5009: mixed and butchers, *7.0506.50; southern steers. *6.5008.25; cows, *4.500 7.75; heifers, *708; Stockers, *6.5008.25. Sheep: Receipts, 3000; market steady. Lambs, *709; yearlings, *5.7506.75; weth ers, *5.6006.60: ewes, *4.2606.76. St. Louis, May 22.—Hugs: Receipts, 7500; market lower. Pigs and lights, *708.65: mixed and butchers, *8.4008.50; good heavy, *8.5008.56. Cattle: Receipts, 350, including 150 Tex ans: market steady. Native beef steers, *7.5009.10; cows and heifers, *4.2509; etockers, *508: Texas and Indian steers, *6.7508.40: cows and heifers, *4.5006.65; native calves, *6010.75. Sheep: Receipts. 1300; market steady. Sheared muttons, *1.7505.50; sheared lambs, *708; spring lambs, *909.60. Coffee Market New York, May 22.—The circulating of few May notices caused liquidation In the coffee market today and after open ing quiet, 1 to 2 points higher on steady cables, the market eased off in the ab sence of support. The close was steady, net unchanged to 6 points lower. Sales, 16.000. May, 8.43c: July, 8.56c; September, 8.77c; October, 8.84c; December, 8.99c; January, 9.06c; March, 9.19c; April, 9.24c. Spot, quiet; Rio No. 7. 87*c; Santos No. 4. ll*4c. Mild, dull; Cordova, 12'4@06c nominal. Havre. 54054 franc lower. Ham burg unchanged to >4 pfennig lower. San tos cables reported 4’s unchanged. Cotton Seed Oil New York, May 22.—Cotton aeed oil waa higher for October on buying for new long account, but other deliveries were easy under liquidation and with the de cline in lard. Pinal prices were 5 points lower to 5 points net higher. The cotton seed oil market closed steady. Spot, 707.20c; June. 7.0907.15c; July, 7.2507.26c; August. 7.3807.39c; Sep tember. 7.4407.46c; October, 7.1807.20c; No vember, 6.7506.90c; December, 66®7Sc. To tal sales, 4000. . Naval Stores Savannah, May 22.—Turpentine firm, 46c; sales, 189; receipts, 1010; ship ments, 593; Stock, 18,642. Rosin firm; sales, 1949; receipts, 2100; shipments, 81; stock. 98,480. Quote: A, B, *3.55; C, D. *3.90; E. *3.95; F, G, *4.0754; H, (4.10U I. *4.16; K, *4.35; M, *4.65; N, *5.20; WO, WW. *5.(5. THE CLOSING STOCK LIST _Sales. High. Low. Close. Amal. Cop. . ...5100 724 77** 774 Amer. Agri., ... 53 Amer. Can .... 700 274 274 27*4 A. C. * F. 200 50 4 50 4 50 4 Amer. Cities pfd. 100 644 64 4 644 Amer. Cot. Oil . 100 42 42 42 Amer. Smelt. ... 600 64 64 64 Amer. Snuff .162 Amer. Sugar.105 Amer. T. & T. . 100 1224 1224 1224 Amer. Tob. 300 228 225 228 Atchison .1000 95 4 95 4 95 4 A. C. L. . 100 122 122 122 B. & 0.900 92 914 914 Can. Par.1600 1934 1924 1934 Cen. Leath. 500 35 4 35 4 85 4 G .& 0.5700 624 514 524 C. . M. & St. P. . 300 100 4 100 4 100 4 Erie . 700 284 284 284 Gen. Elec. 200 147 147 147 G. X. pfd . 700 1234 1234 1234 111. Cen.Ill Inter-Met. pfd . 100 62 62 62 K. C. S. 100 264 264 264 Lehigh Val.2300 1394 1384 1384 L. * X.136 Liggett & Myers.213 Lprillard Co.170 M. . K. & T.163 4 Mo. Pac.4800 164 154 164 Sales High. Ixnv. Close. Mfl Pet! . 7777 777. 6T4 X. Y. C. 600 93 923* 93 N. Y.. N. H. & Hartford .2600 S8 V4 667s 677s X. & \V. 104‘a Xor. Pat-. 600 110V4 110 110 4 Pennsylvania ... 800 11 IS Ill’s 111 H Reading . 1600 166 165 3« 166 ', R- I. & S. 300 22 74 22 74 22’, do pfd . 100 87 Vi 87H 87 V$ R. I. Co. 200 3 3 3 do pfd . 100 4H 4N 43* St. I* & San 2d pfd . 5 S. A. L. 1S 44 do pfd . 100 54 54 54 Sloss-Sheff. S. and Iron . 2S Sou. Pac. 3600 92 74 92 6, »2*s Sou. Ry. 24». do pfd . 200 79 't 79 U 79V* Tenn. Cop. 100 3444 34S, 34s, Tex. Co.139 *-2 T. A p. 1 4 V4 Union Pae. 400 157 156«8 157 U. S. Steel _1S600 62 61 H 62 do pfd . 100 1.19 74 1 0 9 74 1 0 9 7, Utah Cop. 900 69 V* 56 6b 57 3b V. -C. Them. 28Vi West. Union . 61 Ij Total sales for the day, 93.300 shares. LOCAL SECURITIES Hate. Bid, Asked Ala. F. & 1. 4 49 65 Amer. C. Rys., pfd..,. 6 60 63 Amer. C. Rys. 21 85 Amer. Tr. & Sav. B... 8 156 165 Avondale Mills, com... 8 100 115 Avondale Mills, pfd... 8 100 103 Bessemer C. & L. 45 50 B’ham T. & S. 8 260 260 B’ham Baseball Asso.. 140 170 B'liam Realty Co.4 160 170 Cham, of Com., pfd .... 7 70 SO Com. Bank & T. Co.... 85 95 Corey Land . 65 75 East Lake Land ..... 60 75 Elmwood Cem. Co. .. 4 76 90 Empire Imp., pfd .... 8 105 108 Empire Imp.. «Om. 6 70 85 Eneley Land . 110 125 First Nat'l Bank.12 260 260 Great Sou. Life . 10 13 Interstate Casualty.... 2 5 Jeff. Co. S. Bank.10 160 165 Jefferson Fertilizer ... 8 105 120 M. & M. Bank .6 126 135 North B’haTh Land ... 15 22 Protective Life . 10 15 Realty Tr. Co., com... 6 100 110 Realty Tr. Co., pfd ..8 100 110 Sou. States Fire . 2 5 Traders Nat. Bank ... 9 150 185 Rate. Bid. Asked. ATa~State rer7T9r"0777*4 97 too ~ Ala. State Renew. 1958 3 88 90 Ala. State Renew. 1956 « 99 101 Ala. State Fair . 6 60 76 Amer. C. Rys. 6 89 92 Ala. Cone... 5 75 80 Bessemer C. & 1.6 102 106 B. R.. R. & P. 6 98 101 B. R.. R. & P.4 4 89 91 B’ham Ice Factory ... 6 100 106 B’ham R. & E. 6 100 3 03 B’ham Waterworks.... 6 302 107 City of Birmingham ..6 100 104 City of Birmingham .. 6 106 108 Continental Gin .6 100 105 Jefferson County . 6 101 104 Jefferson County . 6 105 310 JefTerson County . 44 89 101 Jefferson Reatly .8 100 105 Milner Rand Co. 6 95 100 Nashville Railway ... 6 100 3 05 Pratt Consolidated ... 6 80 85 Sloss I. & 8.6 100 102 Sloss I. A 8. 4 4 92 95 T. C. 1. gen, mtg. 5 99 101 T. C. I. Tenn. Div.5 101 108 T. C. I. Ship Bldg. ... « 100 104 T. C. R B’ham Div.... 6 100 3 02 T. C. I. Cahaba Div. .. 6 102 104 Woodward Cons.6 100 105 THE MARKET REACTS FROM THE ADVANCE Selling Stimulated by Better Weather Conditions and Small Mill Takings New Orleans, May 22 —The cotton mar ket reacted from the advance today under selling stimulated by better weather con ditions In the western belt and small mill takings for the week. At times short sell ing was heavy, but It was generally con sidered around the ring that bulk of the selling was from liquidating longs. At the lowest of the day the trading months were 11 to 12 points under yesterday's last figures. The close was at a net loss of 8 to 11 points. In the morning the market had a steady tone, but about noon some weakness was displayed, after the reporting of mill tak ings of 162,000 bales, against 217,000 this week last year and 237,000 this week two years ago. Bears considered that this was the result of high prices and in creased their offerings of short cotton. New Orleans Cotton Futures High. Low. Close! May . 13746 TOi TOj July .13.24 13.11 13.14 August . 13.00 12.90 12.91 October . 12.36 1 2.23 12.24 December. 1 2.34 12.22 1 2.23 January . 12.35 12.24 12.25 New Orleans, May 22.—Spot cotton quiet, unchanged; middling 1344c. Sales on the spot, 666; to arrive, 173. Good ordinary, 117-16c; strict good ordinary, 1115-16C; low middling, 1213-16c; strict low middling. 1344c; strict middling. 13 13-16c: good mid dling. 14 3-16c; strict good middling, 14»4C. Receipts, 2771; stock, 132,402. Society (Continued from Page Six) for the Bummer, and will have as their guest Mrs. Odelia Logan, Mrs. Luke’s mother. • • • Miss Grace HlHhouse, whose photograph appears on this page. Is a ptiipil of Misa Lowela Hanlin, who presented a most at tractive and Interesting piano recital Thursday evening. • • • Miss Lula Maddox is expected home Wednesday from Agnes Scott college, where she is a student. • • • Miss Helen Eubank, Miss Gillian Good all, Misa Beverly Leake, Miss Sarah Wil son are expected home from Sweetbrier college June &, after the conclusion of their studies for the year. Miss Elizabeth Davis, who is also a student at Sweet briar, will join her mother, Mrs. W. B). B. Davis, and her sister, Miss Margaret Davis, who go to Highland Latfe, N. C., for the season. • • • Mrs. Ross C. .Smith entertained a few friends informally at tea this week at her home at Roebuck Springs in honor of Mrs. Albert Lynn of Pittsburg. Mrs. D. M. Grant *of*LaGrange, Ga., is visiting Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Taylor in Pratt City. • • • Mr. Robert Patrick, who has been the guest of his mother, Mrs. M. Santmyer, In Pratt City, has returned to his home In Maryland. • • • Mr. Wharton Bennett of Anniston is vis iting Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Bennett. • • • Mrs. H. T. Webb of West End has as her gueet Miss Stlckney of Greensboro. * . . Mrs. Ben Meriwether of West End Is visiting relatives In Montgomery. ... Little J. D. Rump and Robert Henry Rump, sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Rump of Little Rock, formerly of West End, who were seriously Injured in a recent acci dent, are slowly Improving. • • * Miss Lula Hamilton of Selma is the guest of Mrs. J. A. Hendricks In East Lake. . • ■ Miss Mary Russell and Mias Willie Rus sell of Fort Payne are the attractive vis itors of Miss Eugenia Price. • * a Mr. and Mrs B. K. Johnson of Nor wood left yesterday for an extended stay In the north and east. as. Mrs. J. B. Forrester who has besn vis iting Miss Stella MoConnell In Norwood, has returned to her home In Canada. ... Mr. Jesse Carney has returned to Ingle noon after a stay In Coden. ... Those composing a Ashing party at Mi ragne from Inglenook are: Mr. C. B. Harvey. Glenn Harvey, Leroy Holt, Rob CLEAN-UP TRADE WILLBE HEAVY Produce Merchants Well Stocked With Home Grown Vegetables Indications point to a heavy trade in all lines of produce and meat today in the wholesale district, while the supply Is good, prices continuing stationary. Produce merchants are well stocked, and there Is a good variety of vegetables, which are for the most part furnia’ 1 from inside the state. The quality of the home grown produce Is said to be excellent.. It is generally agreed among dealers and consumers that more satis faction is derived from produce grown at home than that w'hleti must be shipped from a distance, as much loss in the way of transportation and storage charges are thus eliminated, while the home grown article is generally fresh when it reaches the consumer. local Quotations The Iron Market 15 .••••■■ *u.so . 11.00 ..*.10.60 Gray Forge . 10.00 IS . 11.50 28 .11.00 Local Cotton Strict good middling .‘I38i <»ood middling . 3314 Strict middling . KP* Middling .. la Strict low middling . 12ft Poultry and Eggs Hens, per pound. 15c; fryers, 1»4@ ltt lbs. average, 38c; ducks, 18c lb. guineas. 30c; roosters, 40o; geese, lb., 10c* Itva turkeys, 22c: dressed turkeys. 24o; fresh eggs, candled, 19c; extra graded candled eggs, 21c. Fruits and Produce Wine Bap apples, box. *3; gem apples, box $2.50; Missouri Pippin apples, box, $2.76. Limes, per 100, $1.26. LenionB, box’ 360, $4. Florida grapefruit, $406. Califor nia oranges, orate, $3.60. Pineapples, crate $3. New Irish potatoes, $1.60 per ham per; tomatoes, $2.50@3 crate; cabbage, 2V4c lb; celery, crate, $2.60, squash, crate, $2 bananas, per bunch, $I.50®1.75; peanuts] No. 1, 7c lb.; new crop red and yellow' onions. 4c lb.; imported onions, crate, $2.26 cucumbers, per crate, $2; snap beans, $i 50 crate; strawberries, $1.7502.25 crate. Creamery Products Country butter, 20Q«6c; fresh creamery butter, 30c; process butter, 26c; cheese 19%c; imported Swiss cheese. 31c; German brick cheese, 20c, limburger cheese, i*c Imported Roquefort, 36c; Neufchatei cheese, per doxen. Wo; Pimento cheese. $1.36. Meat l-ard, 12>«c; compound, 9%c; dry salt short ribs. 13.07>/ic; bellies, 13.62Hc; ham butts, 16.60c; Boston butts, 17$ic; pork loins, 17c; spare ribs, 13c; breakfast bacon, 27028c; smoked bacon, 17c; regular ham’ 13c; skinned ham, 188tc. Fish and Sea Foods Re* snapper, 10c; gray snapper or groupers, 606c. Spanish mackerel, 10c In bbl. lots; fresh water breams, k 1409>*c; pompano, 28c; blue fish, 8c; roe shad, $1; red bass, 6c; mixed flsh, 7%c; smali trout, 8ttc; fresh water cat, dressed, no 12Hc; salt water cat, 8fcc; speckled trout 12V8015C. Shrimp, lOo lb. Perch, 9c. Flour snd Breadstuff* Self rising flour, $5.25; Tennessee flour, $5; pure wheat shorts, $34; pure wheat bran, 333. C. S. meal, 7*4 per cent, $30; C. feed meal, per ton, $36; C. S. hulls, *13 ton; No. 1 timothy hay, per ton, 124; mixed alfalfa and Johnson grass, per ton,’ (22. C. S. hulls, $14 ton; Johnson grass, per ton. 08; mixed feed, 334; oats, 67c bu.; com. 98c; commeal, $1.80 per (6 lbs. New crop alfalfa, 923. | ert Holt, James Harvey and Brie Downey. • • • Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Lyles of Inglenook have named their llttlo son Walter H. Lyles. • • • Miss Alva Lowrey of Carrollton, Ga., Is the guest of Miss Lapsley Lanier In Woodlawn. • • • Miss Mattls Hughes Kennedy will re turn to Woodlawn Monday from Judson college at Marlon. • * • Mr. Roscoe Brown left yesterday for a stay In Memphis. • • • Mrs. S. J. Bender of Woodlawn is the guest of relatives In Montgomery. • • • Mrs. Rufus Allen of Austelle, Ga., Is vis iting friends In Boyles. 4 SHARP BREAK IN I i — Heavy Realizing and Scat- ! tered Offerings From Reactionists New York, May 22.—-The cotton market met heavy realizing sale* as well as scat- ' tered offerings from reactionists during \ today's trading, which caused a sharp break in prices. There was enough de mand. however, to absorb offerings at I the decline, and cause final rallies, with the market closing steady at a net ad- ' vance of 4 points on May. although other months still showed net losses of from 3 to 14 points. The opening was easy at a decline of 7 to 16 points on private reports that the weather was clearing in Texas, and in response to disappointing cables. Liver pool was quite a big seller here and there was a good deal of liquidation, but the official forecasts for continued clear weather In the eastern belt and showers in Texas Inspired a further outside de mand and prices rallied to within 2 or 3 points of yesterday’s closing during the middle of the morning. The detailed weather report for the Houston district showed rather less gen eral rainfall than the previous day, how ever, and offerings became heavier again during the afternoon. Kather a smaller decrease in the world's visible supply than expected may also have contributed to the selling movement, but new crop months were relatively weak on the de cline, which carried the general list some U to 17 points net lower. There was covering by early sellers to ward the close, wrhloh rallied new crop conditions 4 or 5 points from the lowest, while a spurt of demand from many shorts sent that position above last night's closing figures. _New York Cotton Futures High. Low. Close •'anuary ... . 12.32 12.17 TOT May . 13.18 13.27 33.2 7 July . 12.70 12.68 12.67 August . 12.60 12.47 12.56 October . 12.36 12.20 12.25 December . 12.48 1 2.28 12.32 Port Movement New Orleans: Middling, 13\4c: re ceipt*, 2771: exporta, 7439; aale*. 739; stock. 1 32.402. Galveston: Middling. 3314c; receipts, 3090; exports, 6149; sales, 1 660; stock, 163.838. Mobile: Middling. 18t»e; receipts, 104; exports, 1041: stock, 9077. Savannah: Middling, 13c; receipts, 1901; exports, 1041; sales, 1358; stock, 67,696. Charleston: Middling, 13‘4c; receipts. 316; stock, 4666. Wilmington: Middling, 1314c; re ceipts, 30: stock, 16,168. Norfolk: Middling. 13l4o: receipts, 259; exports, 600; stock, 27,834. Baltimore: Middling, lSSjc: receipts. 1889; exports, 1612: stock. 4206. Boston: Middling, 13.76c; receipts, 212; slock, 10.640. Philadelphia: Middling, 13.86c; stock, 6553. New York: Middling, 13.60c; exports, 871; stock, 1 20,174. Minor ports: Receipts, 2830: exporte. 2309; stock, 10.378. Total today: Receipts, 13,402; shipments, 28.321; stock, 662.220. Total for week: Receipts, 63,442; ship ments. 108,308. Total for season; Receipts. 10,080,182; shipments, 8,334,631. Interior Movement Houston: Middling, lS^-c; receipts, 751; shipments. 1822; sales. 36S; stock. 77,026. Memphis: Middling. 13%c; receipts, 1764; shipments. 35:?9; sales, 500; stock, 61.443. Augusta: Middling, 34c; receipts, 295; shipments. 568: sales, 813; stock, 26,591. St. Louis: Middling, 13%c; receipts, 167; shipments, 168; stock, 26,334. Cincinnati: Receipts, 712; shipments, 209; stock, 19,518. Little Rock: Middling. 128*c; receipts, 344; shipments, 429; stock, 34,290. Total today: Receipts, 4033; shipments, 6735; stock, 235,202. Liverpool Cotton Market Liverpool, May 22.—Spot cotton un changed; good middling, 8.21d; middling. 7.o9d; low middling, 7.l1d. Sales, 11,000 speculation and 1000 export. Receipts. 4000. Futures steady; May, 7.20Vfcd; May-June, 7 30*8d; July-August, 7.02ftd; August-Sep tember, 6.89d; October-November, 6.H2d; December-January, 6.53d; January-Febru »ary, 6.53d Hester’s Weekly Cotton Statement Comparisons are to actual dates not to close of corresponding weeks: In sight for week, 57,000; same seven days last year. 60,000; same seven days year before, 85,000; for the month, 206,000; same date last year, 222,000; same date year before, 279,000; for season, 14,000,000; same date last year, 15,317,000. Port receipts for season, 30,030,000; same date last year. 9,569,000; same date year before last, 11,717,000. Overland to mills and Canada for sea son, 1.087.000; same date last year. 1,032, 000; same date year before, 1,186,000. Southern mill takings for season. 2,662, 000; same date last year, 2,606,000; same date year before, 2,265,000. Interior stocks in excess of September 1, 219,000; last year, 250,000; year before, 149.000. Foreign exports for week, 76,000; same seven days last year, 79.000; for season, 8,335,000; same date last year, 7.956.000. Northern spinners’ takings and Canada for week, 27,000; same seven days last year, 4000; for season. 2,349,000; to same date last year, 2,412,000. Spinners’ Takings Statement of spinners’ takings of American cotton throughout the world: This week. 162.000; same seven days last year, 217,000; same seven days year before, 237,000; total since September 1, 12,166,000; same date last year, 11, 902,000; same date year before, 12,944, 000. Statement of world's visible supply: World's Visible Supply Total visible thin week, 4.925,000; last week, 4,990,000; same date last year, 4, 356,000; same date year before, 4,332, 000; of this the total American this week. 2,898,000; last week, 3,008,00; last year, 2,797,000; year before, 2,164, 000; all other kinds this week, 2,027,000; last week, 1,982,000; last year, 1,568,000; year before, 1,168,000; visible In United States this week, 873,000; tbls date last year, 269,000; visible in other countries this week, 4,053,000; this date last year, 3.586.000. Dry Goods Market New York, May 22.—Cotton goods mar kets were steadier today. Wide print clothes were He higher than at the open ing of the week. More wash goods trad ing waa reported. Wool markets were firm and higher. Black silk pleve goods were In demand for fall. Yarns were steadier. Hubbard Bros, ft Co.’s Letter New York, May 22.—(Special.)—'Whlla predictions were for unsettled weather for Texas, private advices reported clearing weather in Liverpool. The long interests seem to have been free sellers, supplying the arbitrage brok ers who were selling here freely during the morning. The course of prices depends entirely upon the weather trom now on. Up to PRICES LOWERED IN' THE WHEAT MARKET; Selling by Interest Conspicu ous on Buying Side Responsible Chicago, May 22.—Heavy selling: by an interest that waa conspicuous on the buying side during the recent ad vance pulled down prices today in wheat. The close was unsteady, %®%c %®c under last night. Corn wound up %c net higher and oats with a gain of %c to %®%c. in provisions the result was f»®10c decline. Confident opinions that Kansas, not withstanding the Hessian fly. would raise a bumper crop formed the chief new? development with which friends of higher prices had to struggle. It was asserted also that Kansas, Ne braska and Oklahoma would harvest nearly 4,090,000 acres more than in 1913. Corn climbed to within easy hailing distance of the often-wished-for 70-cent mark. Continued wet weather in Ar gentina was mainly responsible. So far there has been no such increase from central markets as had been expected. Oats advanced with corn and as a result of dry weather talk. There were numerous reports of oats being plowed u*‘ u *•*“*;' to excessive backw ardness. Provisions eased off in sympathy with a break in the hog market. Ap parently the decline would have been greater but for the strength of coarse grain. _Future quotations were as follows Wh«fct Opsn, High Lott ClogI May . 9$% 98% 97% »T% . 88 8S% 87% 87% Corn— May . 68% 69% 68% 69% July . 67% 68 67 % 69% Oa t a— May . 40% 41 40% 40% July . 39 39% 39 39 % Pork— July . 20.15 20.18 20.10 20.10 Sept .10.05 1 9.95 19.90 19.90 l.ard— July .10.07 10.07 10.05 10.06 Sept . 10.26 10.25 10.20 10.22 Ribs— July . 11.32 1 1.32 11.27 11.27 Sept .11.40_1 1.40 11.86 1 1.36 Kansas City Grain Kansas City, May 22— Cash wheat, No. 2 hard. 92®93e; No. 2 red, 92Vi®93c. Cash corn. No. 2, mixed. 74c; No. 2 white, 76c. Cash oats. No. 2 white, OOtyc; No. 2 mixed, 39®40c. St. Louis Grain St. Louts, May 22. -Wheat, No. 2 red. 9«®»7e; No. 2 hard, 95>4®rt8c. Corn. No. -• 72V; No. 2 white, rft'ic. Oats, No. 2, 4(J®4lr; No. 2 white. 41 42c. New Orleans Rice Market New Orleans. May 22.—Both grades of rice are steady. Quute: Rough Honduras, 1.50®4.60u; Japan. 1.50®3.26c: clean Hon duras, 4>4#«V; Jupau. 20,® SV Polish rice, per ton, $24®26. Bran, per ton, 117® 18. Receipts: Rough, 2250; millers, 2250; clean, 1647. Sales: 695 pockets clean Hon duras at H4@6%e. •v New Crop Deliveries Nearly $5 a Bale Above Recent Low Levels New York. May 22.—There has been a more active and general demand in the cotton market during the past week than has been witnessed for several months, and new crop deliveries have sold nearly $5 per bale above recent low levels. Realizing became active around 12Va cents for October and December con tracts and caused reaction of some 20 to 30 points from the best during today's trading, but tlie market absorbed heavy offerings, and bullish traders continued to emphasize unfavorable crop accounts, while they also maintained that the ab sence of pressure from old crop supplies helped to demonstrate the necessity of favorable growing seasons. Reports of an Improved demand for cot ton goods probably contributed to tlie ad vance, and there have been unconfirmed rumors of pending shipments from the j local stock, but the advance has been led by new crop deliveries, and December contracts have sold within 23 points of July compared with recent difference ot 89 poirts. The upward movement has. consequent ly, been chiefly attributed to npprehen- , slons that the first government crop re port on June 1, would show a condition ! under the 10-year average, and this view lias been strengthened by many crop com plaints from the southwest owing to per- j ■istent wot weather. There have also been reports of de layed growth and germination as a re- ! suit of dry w-eather and low tempera- j tures east of the river, and local com- ! mission houses report that some of thoso j advices have been accompanied by south- | ern buying orders. Old longs are credited with having taken j profits freely ot) the advance, however, w-hlle local bears claimed that higher prices had checked the demand from trade sources and Liverpool selling hers w'as accompanied by rumors that con tinental spinners were liquidating new crop hedges In the hope of replacing profitably should the weather become more favorable. COMMENCEMENT AT FLORALA SCHOOL Florala, May 22.—(Special.)—The Florala city school closed a most successful ses sion here yesterday when High school diplomas were granted to Aubrey David Price, Tennyson Saxon, Byrd William' Spears, Vera Ethel Whlddon and Emory Earles Whlddon. A feature of yesterday’s prograM| " was the presentation by Mrs. 8. H. wife,-' Hants, on behalf of the History club oW Florala, of two pictures to pupils who < had won them for writing themes In competition. The first picture was pre sented to a member of the class of 19U. The picture Is an excellent one of Gen. Robert E. Dee. The second picture was won by a member of the class just grad uating, Aubrey Price. His subject was "Deonardo de Vinci, His Masterpieces." The picture was a color copy of Mona Idea. fT-U-UTi-- --, | now Europe has not taken alarm at the heavy rains In Texas ee have our local traders, who havs been large buyers dur ing the past week on the belief that theee rains foreshadow a very moderate crop, not enough to supply coneumptlon. Today our market has felt the weight of the European selling, and the liquida tion of some of yesterday’s buysrs. -1 $250.50 IS PLOWED UP IN OLD FIELD CSirurd May 22'.—(Special.)—'Wank Wil liams. a prosperous farmer of Uchee post office, this county, while plowing Wednes day, noticed his plow strike something unusual, and upon turning to investigate found that he had turned up an old leather pouch full of silver. It proved to be upon counting $250.50, all in silver, and all in dollars except a lone 50-cent piece. The latest date shown on any piece was 1S90. showing that the money was planted not longer since than that date. Some of the pieces were very old, run ning back to the early years of the nine teenth century. No one seems to have any idea who could have hidden the coin or for w hat purpose. Montgomery Market Montgomery. May (Special.)—Spot cotton was quoted here today as follows: .Strict middling. 13D-lfir; middling, i:U,c; [strict low middling. l.'-V’: low middling, 111-No. i -— HOTELS AND SI MMER RESORTS [ Hotel Collingwood West S5th Street NEW YORK CITY SETH H. MOSELEY Half Blk. from Herald Sq. & 6th Av. In midst of leading department stores and theatres. Select accommodations for discrim inating people with personal attention and service impossible in the larger hotels. Your pntronago Is earnestly solicited. 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