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M «_ President’s Reassuring Let ter to Secretary McAdoo Has Helpful Effect ^ New York. November 18.—President Wilson's reassuring statement to the Secretary of the Treasury in connec tion with the inauguration of the new federal banking system was almost the main topic of discussion In finan cial circles today. Taken In conjunc tion with the conipletition of the cot ton pool It was hailed as an augury of betterment In other directions. One more step toward the restora tion of normal financial conditions was recorded during the day when the committee of bankers and bond deal ers which was organised soon after the outbreak of the war to supervise dealings In unlisted bonds and unlisted guaranteed stocks announced Its re tirement. Tile well established market now prevailing for these securities and the absence of all danger to the loan situation enabled the committee to take this action. There was another conference be tween leading banking Interests and au thorities of the stock exchange rel ative to the advisability of an early i60pening of that institution but the result was once more inconclusive. The suggestion that a beginning be made by having daily “calls ' In bonds and guaranteed stocks, as was the custom in the early days of the exchange, was reported to have met with little favor tn Influential quarters. ' Industrial conditions offered great er promise, according to authoritative trade advices. Copper metal scored an other fractional advance and purchases of pig Iron have increased materially. Buying of finished steel and iron thus far this month was considerably in ex cess of the corresponding period of the preceding month and leading mills in creased their average of production, i n cidentall}’, some of the larger railway systems came Into the market for new equipment. Exchange on London was a trifle •asier, with little demand. Business for Paris and Berlin w’as the smallest in some weeks. All continental rates were higher. The Imperial Bank of Germany again showed an Increase of gold hold ings with a very large expansion of discounts. The more detailed statement of the country’s exports for October disclosed the fact that shipments of breadstuffs for that month were almost three times as large as in the same month In 1918. Mercantile Paper New York, November 18.—Closing* Mercantile paper, per ^ent; sterling exchange easier, 60-day bills, $4.85:25; for cables, $4.88.25; for de mand, $4.87.50. Bar silver, 4^%c. Coffee Market New York, November 18.—The coffee market was generally quiet again to day. Reports of a further decline in the rate of Rio exchange on London seemed to encourage the policy of procrastina tion on the part of local buyers, but only a few offerings were reported in . the cost and freight market, which held f steady, and local spot prices were un changed to for Rio 7\s and at * 1054 for Santos 4’s. The world’s visi ble supply for the month of October l 6howed an increase of 247,159 bags, against an increase of 537,163 last year. Sales of 27,500 bags were reported through the voluntary committee with December closing at firstname.lastname@example.org; March, email@example.com; May 5.84@>5.87, and July, firstname.lastname@example.org. Metal Market New York, November 18.—Tin dull and easy. $32.00032.25 for 5 ton lots and $31.75 032.25 for 25 ton lots. Electrolytic copper , firm. 12012.25c. Iron quiet and unchanged, j At London spot tin, £137 10s; futures, £137. Suot Copper, £53 15s; futures, £53 17s fid. Live Stock Market Chicago, November 18.—Hogs: Re ceipts, 34,000; weak. 15@30c lower. Bulk, $7.1507.40; light, $6.9007.40; mixed, $7.0507.50; heavy, $6.9507.50; rough, $6.9507.10; pigs. $4.0006.25. Cattle; Receipts, 11,000; 10080c low er; many unsold. Beeves, $5.76010.40; , steers. $5.1009.00; cows and heifers, ’ $3.6009.20; calves, $8.00011.50. I Sheep: Receipts. 18,000; unsettled. 1 Sheep, $5.3506.00; yearlings, $6.2507.50; lambs, $6,5009.15. St. Louis, November 18.—Hogs: Re ceipts, 10,800; lower. Pigs and lights, $6.0007.25; mixed and butchers, $7,000 7.40; good heavy, $7.1507.40. Cattle: Receipts, 4600; lower. Native beef steers, $7.50010.75; cows and heif ers, $5.0009.25: Texas and Indian steers. $5.7507.75; cows and heifers. $4.0006.00; native caies, $6.00010.75. Sheep: Receipts, 2700; steady. Native muttons. $4.7505.50; lambs, $8.0008.90. Kansas City, November 18.—Hogs; Receipts, 20,000: lower. Bulk, $7,250 7 45; heavy, $7.3007.40; packers and butchers. $7.3507.50; light, $7,200 7.5244; pigs, $0.76(0)7.00. Cattle: Receipts, 11.00O; steady. Prime fed steers. $10.00010.75; dressed beef steers. $7.7509.75; southern steers, $5.60 07.50; cows. $4.5007.25; heifers, $6.00 0 9.25; Stockers. $6.00 0 8.00. " Sheep: Receipts, 5000; steady. Lambs, $7.5009.00; yearlings, $6.5007.50: weth ers, $5.7506.50; ewes, $5.0005.75. Naval Stores Savannah. November 18.—Turpentine firm, 454ic: sales. 54c; receipts. 337: shipments, 9: stocks. 32,113. Rosin firm: sales, 486; receipts, 1163: ship ments, none: stocks, 1 19,065. Quote; A, B. $3.45; C, D, $3.45; E, F, $3.5 2 44: G, $3.55: II, $3.60; 1. $3.86; K, $4.10; M, $4.70: N, $5.40; \VG, $5.70: W\V, $6.00. Cotton Seed Oil New York. November 18.—Cotton seed oil was surprisingly steady in face of the weakness in lard and cotton and reports • of freer crude offerings, due to covering of shorts and bull support. l*'Inal prices were 2 points higher to one net lower for leading positions. Hales, 6300 barrels. The cotton seed oil market cJesed 1 steady. Spot. 5.2505.40c; November. ",404i 6.45c: December, 6.3205.40c: January, 5-500 6.51c; February. 5.4:106.68c; March. 6.260 6.78c: April, 5.8206.89c; May, 6.0006.02c; June. 6.0606.20c. Total sales, 6200 Bank of Germany Statement Berlin, November 18.—(Via Tile Hague and London.)—The weekly state ment of ttie Imperial Bank of Germany allows the following changes: Specie (including an increase of 30,554,000 marks in gold): treasury and loan bank c. rtifleates ami notes of other banks decreased 64.511,000 marks. Lombards • decreased 2,273.000 marks. Discounts In creased 126,771,000 marks. Securities decreased 1.930,oOO marks. Notes in cir culation decreased 34,883,000 marks. De posits increased 74,947.000 marks. Hdbbard Bros. & Co. rotten Merchants. Hanover Square, N. r. Members New York Cotton Exchange. Neu Orleans Cotton Exchange, New York Produce Exchange. Associate Members Liverpool Cotton Association. Orders solicited for th* purchase and ea.e of Cotton and Cotton Seed Oil for future delivery. Special attention and liberal terms given for consignments of .pot cotton for delivery. Correspond* ence invited. i ’ \ E • i CURB SECURITIES PRICES I EARLY DECLINE IN _ Prices Rally From the Low est With Close Steady At Loss New York, November 18.—After an early decline offerings became smaller In the cotton market here today, and prices ral lied from the lowest, with the close steady at net loss of from 1 to 7 points. There was a renewal of the selling movement at tile opening and aft^r start ing at a decline of 6 to 9 points, active months sold 10 to 14 points net lower. Old style December contracts were relatively weak under liquidation, selling off to 6.85c, or more than 13 per bale below the best price reached at the reopening of the market last Monday morning. Trade in terests and houses with southern con nections were sellers of the later months on the decline of 7.57c for May contracts, hut at this level offerings were less ag gressive and the market ttpuied steadier. Many of the local commission houses were said to be encouraging investment buying of the new contracts on the ground that values were below a parity with prevailing prices for spot cotton in the south, and the announcement that subscriptions to the "cotton loan" pool fund had been completed, seemed to make a bullish Impression on sentiment. Trading was less active on the rally, but there was some fresh buying in evidence, while there w'as also local covering, and some authorities claimed that the scatter ing interest In old December contracts had been pretty well liquidated. Southern spot markets were, unchanged to !»c lower. It was estimated that at this morning's low level, the local stock deliv ered at present differences on December would average below 5% cents per pound. New York, November 18.—Cotton fu tures opened steady; December, 6 90c: February, 7.10o; March, 7.40c; May, 7.61c; July, 7.76c: October, 8.04c. New York. November 18,—Cotton fu tures closed steady: December, .694c, January, 7.20c; March, 7.41c; May, 7.62c; July, 7.81c; October, 8.04c; spot, quiet: middling, 7.50c; sales. 600. High. "Low. Close' Dec. old . iidPT 6.85 6794 Jan. old . C 97 6.97 7.04 •Tail, new . 7.21 7.10 7,;o Mar. old 7.00 7.90 7.06 Mar. new .,, 7.43 7.26 7.41 May now . '7.6K 7.57 7.02 July new . 7.83 7.72 7.81 Port Colton Movement New Orleans: Middling. 7%r; receipts, 8977; exports, 2038; sales, 1065; stock, 190,046. Galveston: Middling, 79*c; receipts, 26,176: exports, 32,092; sales, 300; stock, 3S6.189. Mobile: Middling, 7%c; receipts, 2056; exports, 300; sales. 25; stock, 33,173. Savannah: Middling, 7Ho; receipts, 7117; sales, 1163; stock, 163,987. Charleston; Middling, 7@>7 He; re ceipts, 2796; sales. 250; slock, 74,802. Wilmington: Middling, 7He; receipts, 640; stock, 34,842. Texas City: Receipts, 4616. Norfolk: Middling. "He receipts, 2712; sales, 306: stock, 41,741. Baltimore; Middling. 7 He; stock, 6397. Boston; Middling, 7.60c; receipts, 78; stock, 3100. Philadelphia: Middling, 7.75c; stock, 3476. New York: Middling. 7.50c; exports, 400; sales, 600; stock, 76,008. Minor ports: ecelpts, 5440; exports, 9309; stook, 50,127. Total today: Receipts, 64,472; shipments, 44,139: stock, 1.062,833. Total for week: Receipt", 263,180; ship ments. 141,267. Total for season: Receipts, 2,286.926; shipments, 978,406. Interior Cotton Movement Houston: Middling, 7Hc; receipts. 23,029; shipments, 21,193; sales, 6911; stock, 138, 738. Memphis: Middling. 7HC; receipts, 10,913; shipments, 3491: sales, lliOO; stock, 221,325. Augusta: Middling, 7 3-16c; receipts, 2814. shipments, 1631; sales. 2933; stock, 144,311. St. Louis: Middling, 7He; receipts, 6013; shipments, 4866; stock, 28,791. Cincinnati: Receipts, 1244; shipments, 1120; stock, 3442. Little Rock: Middling, OHc; receipt*, 719, shipments, 2045; stock, 87,361. Dallas: Middling, 7c; sales, 4434 Total today: Receipts, 44,732; shipments, 34,346; stock. 573,965. Spot Cotton Quotations New York. November 18.—Spot cot ton quiet; middling uplands, 7.50c; do gulf, 7.75c; sales, BOO. Dry Goods Market N«w York, November 18.—Cotton goods market* were quiet and fairly steady today. Worsted yarns were LI ft her. Cotton yarns, laces and em broideries were quiet. Liverpool Spot Cotton Liverpool, November 18.—Spot col ton easier; prices quiet; middling fair for American, 5.440; good middling. 4.7 2d; middling. 4.40d; low middling, 8.79d; good ordinary. 3.10d; ordinary, 2.60d; sales, 8000 bales, including 7700 j American and 600 for speculation and export. Receipts 7290 bales, including 0265 •American; futures closed eteady. Month— Open, 12:30. i:00. CYose May-June _ 4.T? <To ITl ToYl July-August . 4.22 4.19 4.18H 4.16 Oot.-No. 4.38 4 27 - 4.20 Jan.-Feb. 4.38 4 33 4.33 Hubbard Bros.’g Letter New York, November 18.—(Special.) ISurope is so convinced of Its ability to buy cotton this year at any old price that the Liverpool market declined sharply today and 1* below a parity either with New York cr the southorn markets. During the past few dayg there ha* been a natural liquidation by those who did not care to tarry their De cember cotton any longer. This liquida tion has been In excess of the invest ment demand which naturally has waited to see what the market woul.l do after having been closed for so long a period of time. Today the pressure v-as much less and Investment demand was greater, though small In volume. People who buy cotton nowadays are cither looking at it as a permanent investment for two or three years or the orders are from spinners who failed to buy on the depression of last month end are now contemplating tlio pur chase of a supply. We cannot expect an active speculation for an advance when It Is known that there will he some 5.000.009 bales to be carried over this season, but we do expect that spinners will buy from now on more cotton than they need this season on declining markets. They know th* value of cotton sr.d what will happen If peace should be brought In Europe Just as well me we do. We expect that larslghted spin ners will soon endeavor to contract for supplies for several years ahead. Montgomery Market 7d.ontgom*ry, November 18.— (Spe cial.)—Spot cotton was quoted today as follows: Good middling. 7Hc: strict middling, 7Hc: middling. *Hc: strict low middling, 6Hc: low middling. 66*c; market nominal. PRICES ARE GIVEN A DECIDED LIFT Report of Reduction in Sup ply of Wheat Is Re sponsible Chicane, November IS.—Assertions that exporters had already reduced the available wheat supply In the United States to within about 1,000,000 bushels of the total a year ab'o. had much to do today with giving- prices a decided lift. The market closed firm at “sdile to 1c above last night. Corn gained ,4®%c to net, and oats 8»|i V»c to He. In provisions the outcome was 5#7J4c to 35c decline. One of the best known wheat authori ties declared actual available supplies had dwindled to 52,154,000 bushels, a? against 61,081,000 biiBhcls 12 months back. It was added that the wheat ha* passed from the farmer to the exportei at a rate never before equalled. Wei weather in the Argentine harvest also tended to make the wheat bulls con fident. Corn rallied when the bulge In wheat became pronounced. Previously cold, dear weather had somewhat depressed corn prices. Oats showed from the outset sym pathy with the wheat strength. Con signment notices were meagre. Unexpectedly generous receipts for hogs throughout the west made pro visions heavy. Future quotations were as follows: Wheat— Open. High. How! Close’. r>ic .i.ish i.i« i tr. rnr% May . 1.21% 1.22% 1.21 122% Corn— Pec . 67% *7% 87 87% May . 71 71% 70% 71% Oats— May . 7! 71% 10% 71% Dec . 7S714 67/4 *7 67% Pork Dec . 49% 50 49% 50 May . 53% 63:i 53% 53% I-ard— Jan .18.52 18.65 18.62 18.57 May .18.97 19.05 18.97 19.00 Riba— Jan .10.12 10.15 10.10 10.12 May .10.26 10.25 10.22 10.22 Ribs— Jan .10.00 10.00 9.97 10.00 May .10.27 10.27 10.22 10.27 Chicane Grain Chicago, November 18.—Wheat: No. 2 red, $email@example.com: No. 2 hard, *firstname.lastname@example.org. Corn: No. 2 yellow, 72%®73c; No. 2 new, 8V@67%c. Oats: Standard. 4«W!?50. c. Rye: Na. 2. 11.06. Marley, 61@80c. Timothy, »?. 75(96.25. Clover, S10fi'14. Pork, $17.50. Lard, 810.86. Ribs. 19.028810.50. St. Louia Grain St. Louia November 18.—Wheat: No. 2 red, $email@example.com; No. 2 hard. $firstname.lastname@example.org%. Corn: No. 2, 68:'; No. 2 white nominal. Oats: No. 2, 47tN7%r; No. 2 white, 49%@ 60e. Kansas City Grain Kansas City, November 18.—Wheat; No. 2 hard, $1.07@l.O9; No. 2 red, $1.07%#1.09. Corn: No. 2 mixed, 63%c; No. 2 white, 64%<\ Oats: No. 2 white. 47c; No. 2 mixed, 48@44c Produce Market Kansas City, November 18.—Butter, creamery, 31c; firsts, 29c; seconds, 2fir; backing, 2lc; eggs, firsts, 28c: seconds. 23c; poultry, hens, 12c; roosters, lbc; turkeys. 14c. Chicago. November 18.—Butter un changed; eggs unchanged; receipts. 4906; potatoes unchanged: receipts. 36; poiinllry unchanged. New York. November 18.—Butter un settled; receipts. 7792: creamery ex tras (92 score). 34%c; creamery (high er scores), 35(ff35%c; creamery firsts, 30@>33%c; cheese steady and un changed, 4624; eggs Irregular, 6245 eases; fresh gathered, extra fine, 39 f()42e. New York. November 18.—Live poul try firm: western chickens, 14@)15c; fowls, 14@)16c; turkeys, 18@l9c; dressed steady: western roasting chickens, 17@18c; fresh fowls, 12%® 18c; frozen turkeys, 18@22c. St. Louts, November 18.—Poultry un changed except turkeys, 18c; buttor unchanged; eggs. 28c. New Orleans Rice New Orleans, November 18.—A strong tone prevailed In rough Honduras and Japan and clean Honduras rice today, with Japan In good demand. Quote: Rough Honduras, email@example.com; Japan, 2.BOO’S.75c; clean Honduras, 3@6c; Japan, 2%@3%c. Polished and bran unchanged. Receipts: Rough, 5589; millers, 28C1; clean, 1886. Sales: 580 sacks rough Honduras at firstname.lastname@example.org; 680 sacks Japan at email@example.com; 2896 pock ets clean Honduras at 2%@6c; 5082 pock ets Japan at 2%@3%o. Twisted Sibilants From Harper’s Magazine. A vary pretty glr) from a. western town was the latest arrival at a select boarding school In Massachusetts. Be ing pretty and well dressed, she be came very popular. She was elected to ha an usher for the monthly rauslcale, and, being pain fully shy, she was much wrought up over It. She never could do It—no, never! But the election was positive— there was no drawing out. The even ing found her a perfect flutter of pink frills, awaiting to receive the early corner^. Each of the other young women who were acting In this ca pacity bore forward an Imposing audi tor, and Elsie found herself Inquiring of a very old and elegant gentleman, In a voice scarcely audible: , "Sir, shall I show you a seat? "What, what, what?" demanded the auatere old fellow, holding his hand to Ills ear: “Sir," she screamed in a flustered voice, “shall 1 sew you to a sheet?" Patient Chewers From Harper's Magazine. A little Boston girl, who had fre quently been admonished by her par ents us to the evils rssultlng from hurried mastication of food, was on a recent visit to the zoo In the Bronx. Among the beasts that particularly claimed her attention were the camels. She watched them long and earnestly as they munched huge hunches of grass and then turned to liar uncle. “Uncle," said she. "what a treat It would be for father and mother and Professor Fleteher to pee those cam els chewing gll day." Washington And New York Moat Conveniently Reached By Southern Railway “Frontier Carrier of the South” “BIRMINGHAM SPECIAL” Leaves 9 A. M. U. S. Fast Mail 4 P. M. Through Pullman and Dining Car Service oh Both Trains. \ CLOSE AT NET LOSS : OF 410 9 POINTS New Orleans Futures Af-1 fected by Declines in the Leading Spot Centers New Orleaus. November is —With leading spot centers of the south *hot\ - ing decline of from local futures closed quiet and steady at a net loss for the day of 4 to ;» points. In the afternoon the market had a good undertone, but in the morning: an un easy feeling was displayed and at on*' time the most active months were. 12 to 13 points down. Although it cannot be said that the market had active support at any time, there were occasions when the demand was sufficient to bring about partial recoveries from the decline. Much of the buying appeared to be from shorts who wanted to realixe profits. Rears did not appear inclined to follow the downward trend of prices, even late in the sesion when it was seen that spot markets were murking quotations clown. The market closed within a oou pue of points of the highest. Foreign exports for the day were 44. 139 bales. Freight brokers said that of about 100 vessels which had been of ferlng room out of Galveston for No vember-December sailing, over half had already secured full cargoes, assuring large exports In the near future out of that port. Out of 16 vessels to sail for Genoa, 13 were said to have lull cargoes. New Orleans Futures New Orleans. November 18.—Cotloi. futures opened quiet and steady; De cember new, 6.05c; January old, 7.03c; now, 7.15c; March old. 7.25c; new. 7.2Sc; May old, 7.35c; new, 7.16c. New Orleans, November 18.—Cotton futures closed at a net decline of 4 to 9 points. _ 'High. Lou Clo30. Dec. old ............ 7.02 6.94 ~g,98 Lee. new .6.85 6.95 .... Jan. old . 7.09 7.02 7.06 .’an. now . 7.17 7.10 7.15 Mar. old . 7.25 7.17 7.20 Mar. new .. 7 30 7.22 7.37 May new .. 7.80 7.43 7.46 July new 7.67 7.65 7.63 New Orleans. Novembei ! 8.—Spot cotton dull; sales, spo.*. 167 bales; to arrive, 500; good ordinary, 67fcc: strict, good ordinary. 6%»* low middling, 6T<sc; strict low middling. 7tbc; mid dling, 7%c: strict middling, 7%c; strict middling, 7%c; good middling, 8c; strict good middling, 9%c\ receipts. 8977; stock, 190,046. New Orleans, November J8.—Spot cotton quotations todnv were: Savan nah. 7 He; Norfolk. 7J$c; Baltimore, 7,,*c; St. Louis, 7%c. Marriage Mixes Relations From the Los Angeles Times. San Diego, Cal.—When Herman B. F Pitt, aged 20, and Lena Iner. Cash, aged 16, of Pacific Beach, made application to Deputy County Clerk Adams for a mar riage license they were informe*! they would have to get the consent of their parents before the license could be is sued. The youngsters, however, had provided against this contingency, for they had with them Mrs. Maggie Pitt Cash, the mother of the young man, and the step mother and guardian of the young lady. Mrs. Cash formally gave permission to her son to marry her stepdaughter, and then, just as formally gave permission to her stepdaughter to marry her son. Thus the stern mandnte of the law was obeyed. Mrs. Cash, formerly Mrs. Pitt, married Thomas Cash, owner of a nursery at Pacific Beach, about two years ago. Mrs. Pitt had two sons, while Cash had one daughter. During the last two years the oldest son has been paying court to bis stepsister, and now that the muriage is .i reality, ho is a son-in-law of his own mother, and a brother-in-law of his own brother. Incidentally, he is his own brother-in-law also. GREAT AGE OF THE EARTH Solid Crust Formed From 20,000,000 to 40,000,000 Years Ago In order to estimate the age of the earth different phenomena may be used. First, the separation of the moon: secondly, the solidification of the earth's crust, then the condensation of the aqueous vapor and the formation of oceans, says Sci ence. The quantity of salt dissolved In these means and the thickness of the geological layers, especially those of a calcareous nature, afford further argu ments. According to George Darwin, the moon was separated from our globe about 5k, 000.tr. year* ago The age of the solid crust has been calculated by Lord Kelvin frtni the increase of the temperature hi deep mines. Ju some regions tho temo eratur eis seen to increase about one de gree for every 50 meters; in others, how ever, one degree for a hundred meter*. On the average the considerations of Lord Kelvin gave an age of 20.«r0.000 to 40,006,040 years in the solid crust of the earth. The quantity of salt obviously increases In tho oceans on account of the salt add ed by the rivers and of the evaporation of the water. The total quantity of this salt has been calculated and the quantities of the yearly supply of water are known for all the larger streams, as well as their percentage of salt. For these data we may • alculate the annual increase of salt In the oceans and find how mangv years would be required for our present rivers to accumulate ail the salt now found in the seas. According to .Toly, a hot it 90,000,000 years would be necessary. Dut obviousl ytlie rivers must exhaust tho grounds which they drain, and for- , marly these must therefore have been much richer in salts. This consideration must lead us to diminish the number of years required in a very sensible man ner The age of geological strata has been deduced from their thickness and the velocity of the process of sedimentation. Sollas estimates the total thickness of i about 80 kilometers and the average rate of deposition of the layers at ;10 conter melets per century. From these num bers we may find an age of 26,000.000 years ft> rtlio collective deposition of ail Its L geological layers. Calcareous rocks have been built by organisms and mainly by corals and tnollusces. These have made use of the lime added to the sea by the rivers. Dubois has calculated on the on« hand the whole thicknesses of these rocks and on the other the yearly supply of Unio from tho rivers. He excludes that 3k.000.000 or 45,000,0io years would be re quired to produce the whole of this sys tem. The Quest of Rest From the Pittsburg Gazette-Times Time was when a doctor said to a business niau; "You need rest. Take an ocean voyage. Then you will bn far away from every thought of business No messages can reach you. not even tho daily papers. For a whole week you will he absolutely cut off from the world." Then came Marconi ami his wireless. Forthwith the big ocean steamships had their dally newspapers and stock quotations. Passengers re ceived private messages from land at all hours of the day and night. Men transacted business with their offices practically as well ah If they were onl,' detained at home for a few days and employing the telephones as a medium of communication. With the means of keeping in touch with affairs on shore few busy men with large Interests could refrain from making use of the agencies at hand. There was little dif forence between traveling on an ocean liner and staying at a big hotel. Now conics announcement, of a fresh Invasion of the steamship by forces that properly belong on land. The new est giant liner, due at New York before long, will Introduce ocean vaudeville The great "lounge" is to be converted into a theatre seating 1500 #and enter tainment will he provided by a com pany of artists from a London music hall. If the scheme proves successful musical comedy and even gram* opera may bo given later. Of course, the per formances will not bo free to passen gers. The English theatrical manager responsible for the innovation inti mates that prices will range from $5 upward. Ho expects to draw much of Ills talent from stage folk. No Time to Sue From the Philadelphia Public Ledger. ,, "Just, tired of him. eh?" asked the lawyer. Tho actress nodded. "Well. I wouldn’t advise you to sun at this time. The war Is crowding ev erything else off the front page.’’ The trend of prices on the New York curb securities market Is shown In the lastest list received by Caldwell & Ward, as follows: Bid, Asked. Alaska Gold .. 23 21% Am»>. 16% 17% Amer. Beet Sugar.. 22% 21% A$ner. Can .. 19% 20 ' do pfd.. 80% 82% Amer. Car Fdy.. +0% 42% Amer. Ice . 19 20 Amer. Loco. .. 19% 32% Amer. Smelting. 19 511% Amer. Snuff . 144% 148% Amer. Sugar . 101% 103% do pfd . 105% 109% Amer. Tel. & Tel.113% 114% Amer. Tobacco .. 206% 214% Anaconda .. 23% 21% Atchison . 86% 88% do pfd.. 96% 99% Balt. & Ohio . 66% 07% do pfd .. 69% 71% Beth. Steel . 35 36% do pfd. 79% 82% B. R. T. 80% 81% Cal. Petrol. 14% 17% Can. Pacific. 152% 151% Cent. Leather. 28 29% do pfd . 94% 99% C. & 0. 11% 12% Chi.. Mil. & St. P.. 81% S2 % do pfd .. 120% 128 Vi Chi. & Gt. W. 8% 10 Chino . 27% 28% Chi. & N. W.<. 122% 125% Col. F. & 1. 18% 20% Con. Gas . 113% 111% Com Products . 6% s% do pfd .. 51 % 58% Distillers .. 10% 12% Erie ... 19% 20 do 1st pfd .. 29% 31% Gen. Klee. 131% 188% Gen. Motors .. 59% «2% Goodrich . 19% 20% Gt. Northern pfd .111% 113% Guggenheim . 39% 11% Int7 Met... 10% 11% do pfd .. 18% 50% Int. Paper . 5% 7% Lehigh Valley .120% 122% Louis. & Nash.120% 121% Mo. Pacific . 7 Vj 8>i Nat. Biscuit .114% 118% N. Y. Central .. 78% SO Nev. Con. 8%. 10% New Haven .... 49% 50% Norf. & W,.. 96% 96% No. Pacific ... 9* 97% Penn. Ry.. 104% People's Gas ............ 108% 112% Pitts. Coal. 18% 15% Pr. St. Car . SO 32 Ry. St. Spr. . 17 ig% Ray Con. 13%, 15 Reading . 138 139% Rep. Steel.. 16% 18% do pfd . 69% 71 Seaboard ... 14% ig% do pfd. 37 38 Sears. Roe. 153% 157% So. Pacific .. 81% 83 So. Railway .. 13% 15% do pfd . 57 63% Studebaker .. 26% 29% Tennessee . 23% 34% Texas Company. 109% 114% Third Ave. . .. 81% 34% Union Bag . 3% 5 Union Pacific . Ill " 111% do pfd . 7G% 78', U. S. Rubber . 43% 44% do 1st pfd . 94% 97% U. S. Steel . 47 47% do pfd . 104% 105% Utah Cop... 42H 43% Va. Car. Client. . 16% 18% Wells Fargo . 71% 80% W. I'n. Tel. 53% 55% CURB INDUSRIALS. Profit Sharing . 10% 11% Rtker-Hegeman . 7% 8 CURB MINING. MeK. Darraglt . 49 51 Kerr Lake . 4 % 4 % Crown Reserve . 08 75 Peterson lake. 21 24 Tonopalt Kx. 2% 2% Int. Mine & Ret. 21 23.. Tonopali-Belmont . 4% 4% Comb Frac. .. 9 10 Jumbo Ks. 95 96 Nipisslng ... 5 5% Atlanta . 30 31 Goldf. Mer. .. 19 22 TonopRlt Min. .. 6% 7% Mines Co. of Ain. 2 2% Kewantts .09% .10% Blue Bull .02% .03 _LOCAL SECURITIES _ Kate. Bid. Asked. AJa. F. & 1.4 4g 55 Amer. C. Rya., pfd .. 6 64 17 Amer. C. RyB. 30 50 Amer. T. ft Sav. Bk.. 8 170 180 Avondale Mills, com... 8 100 US Avondale- Mills, pfd .. 8 100 108 Bessemer C. & I. ,. 50 B’ham T. ft S.10 250 275 B’ham Baseball Abso.. 140 170 B’ham Realty Co. 4 180 176 Cham, of Com. pfd .... 7 70 80 Com. Bank & T. Co. .. 80 80 Corey Land. 66 76 Rust Lake Land . 60 76 Elmwood Cem. Co. 4 60 80 Empire Im.. pfd . 8 106 108 Empire Imp., com. 6 70 56 Ensley Land . 110 126 First Nat. Bank .12 160 260 Great Sou. Life . 8 11 Interstate Casualty .. 1 8 Jeff. Co. S. Bank.• 160 181 Jefferson Fertilizer .. 1 106 120 M. ft M. Bank . I 126 13$ North B’ham Land .. 16 28 Protective Life . 10 16 Realty T. Co., com .. 8 100 110 Realty Tr. Co., pfd ..8 >00 110 Sou. States Fire . 1 8 Traders Nat Bank ■. 8 160 168 WHOLESALE TRADE y_ Live Hens Sell For 14 Cents. Live Turkeys Bring 16 Cents Business on Morris avenue continues quite brisk, and the demand in most lines is fairly active. Poultry and eggs are plentiful in Birmingham, and it is said that supplies are abundant throughout the rural portions of the state as well as in Tennessee and Mis souri. Live hens now bring 14 cents a pound from the wholesale trade. Live turkeys are selling for 16 cents, and the dressed product 18 cents. Creamery products are in steady de mand and the best brands of butter range from 32 cents to 35Vi cents in case lots. Process butter is quoted at 30 cents. “Oleo” is also in good demand, and the price runs from 15 to 23 conts. Wholesale dealers who handle per ishable provisions are everwhere feel ing the good effect of continued cold weather on the general trade and ex press gratification because of the in creasing demand in evidence at this time. ' LOCAL QUOTATIONS Spot Cotton Good middling . 77* Strict middling . 67* Middling . 674 Strict low middling .... 6 The Iron Market IF . *11.00 2F .10.60 SF . 10.00 Gray Forge . 1.60 IS .1100 2S .10.50 Poultry and Eggs Hens, 14c. Live turkey*. 16c; dressed turkeys, 18c. Fryers—174*174 >bB- average, ISc. Ducks—15c lb. Guineas—30c. Roosters—86c. Geese. 65c. Eggs—Fresh country receipt*. 18020a: candled, 24c; extra graded candled, 30c; candled carton egg*. 30c. Meats , Extra Ribs—12c. Bellies—20-2ic; 1374c. Boston Butt*—1674c. Pork Loins—1674-17C. Breakfast Bacon—2003374c. Sparo Ribs—12c. Regular Hams—1674c. Skinned Hams—lie. Fruits and Produce Lemons—*3.50© 4. 1.Imes—75c ©*1.25. Virginia Cabbage—2c lb. Northern Apples—Barrel, fancy. *3 ©4.50. Home Grown Lettuce—Par ham per, 81. Peanu ts—6 0 7c. Imported Peanuts—8He lb. Egg Plants—*2©2.50. Pineapples—*20 2.60. New Sweet Potatoes—Barrel, *2. New Irish potatoes—In sacks, (0©Sic. Okra—Six-basket crate, *2.SO. Tomatoes—Six-basket crates, *2.56 08. Oreng**—*2.5003. Concord Grape*—4 pounds- lie. California Grapes—*2 crate. C*lery—*4.50 crate; 80s dos. Cranberries—17 per barrel. Fish Perch—67*c.. Salt Water Trout—10®12c. Blue Catfish—774c. Red Snapper—S74®9c. Gray Snapper—6®J6c. Mullet—67406c. Spanish Mackerel—1274c pound. Fresh Pompano—20025c Delaware Oysters—Standard*. II.li sal Kate. Hid. Asked. Ala. State ret. 1920 .. 4 “*fj 100 Ala. State Renew. 1956 1% » 90 Ala. State Renew. 1956 4 99 101 B'ham Waterworks .. 6 102 107 A mer. C. Rya. 6 69 91 Alo. Cons. 5 76 SO Bessemer C. ft 1. .... 6 102 105 B. It.. L. ft P. . 6 96 101 B. R„ L. ft P.4>4 89 91 B'ham loe Factory ... 6 100 108 B'ham R. & E.6 100 103 B'ham Waterworka ... 6 102 107 City ot Birmingham .. 6 100 104 City of Birmingham .. 4 106 108 Continental Gin . 5 100 105 Jeffcreou County .... 5 101 104 Jefteraon County .... 6 106 110 Jefferson County .... 4H 89 101 Jefferson Realty . 8 100 505 Milner Land Co.6 8G 100 Nashville Railway ... 6 100 105 Pratt Consolidated ... 6 80 85 gloss I. ft S.6 100 102 gloss 1. ft S.4 54 92 91 T. C. I. gen. mtg. .... 6 91 101 T. C. I. Tenn.- Dlv. ... 6 101 108 T. C. I Ship Bldg. ..8 100 134 V. C. I. B'ham Dlv. ..6 100 108 T. C. I. Cahaba Dlv. ..6 102 104 Woodward Cons.6 100 105 Ion; selects. $1.45 per gallon. Gulf Oysters—$303.50 per 1000. Creamery Products Creamery Butter—3203554c; process but ter. 30c; oleomargarine, 16022c. Full Cream CheeBe—16c; Imported Swiss 33c; Pimento, do*., $1.35. Flour and BreadsluTfa Self-rising flour. $6.25; Tennessee flour $3.60: Michigan flour, 36.85; Idaho flour $5 95; Indiana flour, $5.90; spring whea fleur, $6.40; hard winter wheat flour, $6.70 shorts, $32; pure wheat bran. $£g; c. S meal, 754 per cent, $26; Cremo meal, pei ton, $24; C. P. hulls, $9 ton; No. 1 timothy hay. per toe, $24; mixed alfalfa and John son grass, per ton. $19; pea green alftlte, western, $24; mlxftd feed, per ton, *35; oats, per bushel, 66c; corn, per bushel, 93o; cornmeal. $1.95 per 96 pounds. Hidea and Tallow Green salt hides, 14015c; green salt hides lhalf cured), 13014c; green hides, (fresh),-12013c; dry flint hides, 26®27c, dry salt hides, 24@25c; damaged hides, half price; sheep skins, 26@60c, horse hides, $203; sherlings, 15035c; goat skins, 30035c; kid skins, 10c; tallow. 5®6c; bees wax, 27028c; washed wool, 25027c; clear unwashed wool, 17020c; burry wcol, K-012c; ginseng, $4.0006.00. Russia Gets Under Way The Germans, who had forced General Renncnkampft to withdraw to the bordei of the Prussian frontier, were making ail attempt to envelop his left, wing, says s writer in Collier's Weekly. Their columns Issuing from the maze of lakes and hills in Masurenland, came across the bordei on both banks of the little River Amulew, and fell upon him. There Is a road In those parts thal drifts south along the frontier, an un made, unholy Russian load, ribbed wltl outcrops of stone, a purgatory to travel upon till the snow clothes It, and one can go by sledge. Away to the south west. beyond the patches of Hr wood and the gray, steeply rolling land, there toned the war diapason of artillery strings of army transport. Re# Cross vehicles, and miscellaneous men straggled upon the road. From beyond the nearest shoulder ol land sounded suddenly some gigantic and hoarse whistle, an ear-shattering roar nf warning and urgency. There wus shout ing and stir of movement; the wagoni and Red Cross vans began to pull out to one side, and over the brow of the hill, hurtling into sight, huge, unbeliev ably swift, roaring upon Its whistle, tore a great, gray-painted motor lorry, packed with khaki-dad infantrymen. It was go ing at a hideous speed, leaping its tom of weight Insanely from rock ridge to traffic-churned slough In the road; there was only time to note Its Immensity and uproar, and the ranked faces of the men swaying In their places, and It was by, and another was bounding Into sight be hind It. A hundred and odd of them, each with 30 men on board—three battalions to re inforce the threatened left wing—a mighty instrument of war. mightily wielded. It was Russia as It is today, under way and gathering speed. Sugar Market New York. November 18.—Haw augur firm; centrifugal, 4.4 Kg/4.07c; molasses sugar, 3.:i6(^3.42c; refined unchanged. 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