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OF U. S. STEEL Steady Advance of Steel Common Chief Feature of Stock Market Sisw York, Feb. 11.—Heavy buying of Hated States Steel Common at steady adtances was the chief feature of to day’s strong and broad market. Large individual lots of the stock changed liinds from the very outset and at no tpie did it recede more than a mere faction. At the end of the session it! Mowed a net gain of 2 3-8 points or $ 1-8 above its minimum. Rumor was busy with the movement I In steel, gossip attributing its strength! to a possible compromise of the suit brought by the government. Apart from this. . however, the company's favorable statement of January tonnage, as pub lished yesterday, together with the fact that many of the larger steel plants have recently decreased their output by more than 6*> per cent, were regarded as sufficient cause for the rise. The entire list shared in the movement but it was noteworthy that most of the substantial gains were in high class or Investment issues, as against the recent spasmodic advances in specialties. Un ion Pacific and Southern Pacific were assisted by declaration of the regular dividends, even though no changes had l>een expected in well informed quarters The decision of the Interstate Com mission regarding freight charges be tween the Missouri River and Pacific Coast points has the effect of revising long haul rates and puts the lailroads traversing that territory in a better po sition to meet Panama Canal competi-1 tion. This phase was reflected in the better inquiry for all trans-continental i shares at substantial advances. Voluntary wage increases to miners in ] the Michigan copper region, together with the restoration of the Calumet and ; ilecla dividend after a lung period of; suspension measured the improvement in that industry. The annual report of the] Republic Iron and Steel Company, show-1 ing a net loss of over $2,000,000 for 1914, testified to the recent adverse condition in that trade. London manifested great interest in American shares, Steed and Canadian Pacific being in request. Revision of minimum prices on the London exchange is under consideration. In contradistinc- ] tlon to the Bank of Germany, today’s statement of the Bank of England re- j ported another loss of gold. Bonds were strong in all departments, some of the low priced issues making pronounced gains. Total sales, par value $2,074,000. United States bonds were unchanged on call. Bonds 1\ S. 2s, registered . 98% i l\ »S. 2s coupon . 98% : U. S 3s registered . 101% ! U. S. 3s coupon . 101% U. S. 4s registered . “ni U. S. 4s coupon . Panama 3s coupon . Central of Georgia 5s . Illinois Central ref. 4s . 86% . Louisville & Nashville un. 4s .... 9344 tfeaboard Air lane ad.i. os . 67*4 Southern Railway 6s . 99^ touthern Railway gen. 4s . 6644 r. S. Steel 5s. 101'* Mercantile Paper New tfork, February 11.—Mercantile paper, 3%@4 tier cent; sterling exchange weak; 60-day bills, $4.81.25; for cables, $4.83; for demand, $4.82.75. Bar Silver. 48%c. Mexican dollars, 37%c. Government bonds steady; railroad bonds strong. Time Joans firmer; 00 days, 2%@2\ per cent; 90 days, per cent; six months. 3Vi©3% Per cent. Money on call steady; high, 2 per cent; low, 1% per cent; ruling rate, 2 per cent; last loan, 2 per cent; clos ing bid, 1% per cent; offered at 2 per cent. London. February 11.—Bar silver, 22 ll-16d per ounce. Money. 1 per cent. Discount rates: Short bills, 1%@1 6-16 per cent; three months, 1%@1 6-16 per cent. Bank of France Statement Paris, February 11.—The statement of the Bank of France for the week ending February 4 shows the following changes from the last report issued: Notes in cir culation. increased 172,677,000 francs; treasury deposits decreased 7,222,000 francs: general deposits decreased 30,204,000 francs; bills discounted, in creased 1.749,000 francs: advances, in creased 135.6S7.000 francs; gold, decreased 253,000 francs; silver, decreased 1,124,0001 francs. Bank of England Statement London, February 11.—The weekly statement of the Bank of England show.s I the following changes: Total reserve, de creased £32,0tK); circulation, decreased £412,000; bullion, decreased £444,097; other securities, decreased £3,473.000; other de posits, decreased £8,106,000; public depos its, increased £7.835,000; notes reserve, de creased £101,000; government securities, increased £3,254,000. The proportion of the bank’s reserve to liability this week is 31.57 per cent; last week It was 31.53 per cent. Rate of discount, 5 per cent. Live Stock Market Chicago, Feb. 11.—Hogs, receipts. 43,000, Strung. Bulk $email@example.com, light firstname.lastname@example.org, mixed $6.45@$6.72%. heavy $6.9U@$6.t>5, rough 86.25@I6.40, pigs $5(&$G.G0. Cattle, receipts 5,000, firm. Native Steers email@example.com, western M.firstname.lastname@example.org, cows and neifers $email@example.com, calves $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep, receipts 14.000. weak. Sheep F6.25@$7, yearlings email@example.com, lambs $9.6J @88.25. St. Iajuis, Feb. 11. —Hogs, receipts 21, W0, lower. Pigs and lights $6.76fa86.80, nixed $6.65@8G.83, good heavy $6,firstname.lastname@example.org. Cattle, receipts 2,000, .ower. Native >eef steers email@example.com, cows and heifers 5@ 88.25, stockers $5.25@ 877.25, Texas and Idlan steeds I5.firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep, receipts 1,(100, lower. Native Buttons email@example.com, lambs S6@88.35, yearlings firstname.lastname@example.org. Kansas City, Feb. 11.—Hogs, receipts ,000, steady. Bulk 8G.email@example.com, ht»avy 86.45 [86.55. packers 86.45(080.55. Cattle, receipts 2,000, slow. Prime steers >@88.75, dressed beef steers firstname.lastname@example.org, outhern steers *5.5u@$6.75, cows 84.25@ 1.50, heifers 85.5Q@88, stockers $5.50@87. Sheep, receipts 4,000. steady. Lambs .G0@8S.15, yearlings email@example.com, wethers firstname.lastname@example.org, ewes email@example.com. Sugar Market New Ydrk, February, 11.—There was a jfther sharp decline in sugar futures at 16 opening today, but after showing a *i loss of 20 to 21 points on heavy liqui t'tlon the market rallied on covering id trade buying. Price, at noon were to 11 points net lower. Raw sugar easy; olasses, 4c: centrifugal. 4.7Tc; refined eady. * Prices bended in the afternoon and the •trket closed easy and from 6 to 19 lilts lower. Sales. 18.000 tons; February, 3.51c; May, 3.65c; Julie, 3.70c; July. 3.75c; .September, 3.83c. Spot sugar closed easy; centrifugal, 4.64c; molasses sugar, 3.87c. Sales. 100,000 bags. Metal Market New York, February 11.—Tin easy; 6 ten lots. firstname.lastname@example.org; 20-ton lots offered at 337. Copper steady; electrolytic, 14.62® !4.S7c: casting. email@example.com. Iron steady and unchanged. At London: Spot cop per. £63 5s: futures. £63 IBs. Spot tin, £177: future's. £154 6s. New York. February 11.—Lead steady, 33.76®3.85. London, £18 16s 3d. Speltel- firm, 38.15@S.40. London. £39 IBs. Coffee Market New York. February 11.—There was further liquidation and scattered trade selling in coffee futures today which seemed to be inspired by a further sharp decline in the rate of Hlo exchange on London and predictions of a further de cline in cost and freight offers. The market opened at a decline of 2 to 5 points and closed at a net loss of 10 to 19 points. Sales, 29,260; February, 5.53c; March, 5.58c: April, 5.67c: May, 5.76c; June, 5.76c; July, 8.85c; August, 6.92c; September, 6.99c; October, 7.05c; November. 7.11c; December. 7.18c. Spot irregular; Rio No. 7, 776c; Santos No. 4. 9?6c. Today’s cables reported Rio ex change on London at 12 76d. Milrets prices were 75 reis higher at Rio, but unchanged at Santos. Brazilian port re ceipts. 47.000; Junldahy receipted 30, 000. The cost and freight market was unsettled owing to the confused state of exchange and few quotations were available. Cotton Seed Oil New York, February 11.—Cotton seed oil was higher on reports of export de mand. firm crude markets, buying for western account on the big advance in hog products and the scattered short Covering. Final prices were 8 to 11 points net higher. Spot. 7.12®7.30e; February, firstname.lastname@example.org; March, 7.21# 7.26c; April, email@example.com; May. 7.30®7.32e; June, firstname.lastname@example.org; July, email@example.com; Au gust, 7.69#7.67c; September, firstname.lastname@example.org; total sales, 17,300. Naval Stores Savannah, Ga„ February 11.—Turpen tine firm, 4276c; sales. 78; receipts, 96; shipments, 6; stock, 35,149. Rosin quiet; sales, 124; receipts. 1076; shipments. 100: stock. 137,331. Quote: A, B, 33.05; C. D, 33.0 7 76; K, 33.10; F, 33.15; G. 33.1776; H, I, 33.20; K, 33.40; M, 34.00; X, 35.00; WG, 35.40; WW, 35.60 Hubbard Bros. & Co. *«»n Merchant* Hanover Square, N. Members New York Cotton Exchange, i\v Orleans Cotton Exchange, New rk Produce Exchange, Associate mbcrs Uve ’ ton Association, dcrs suliciti * *oe and le ’of Cottor 0*1 for Lure deliver on and eral terms icnts of jt cotton f (spond ee Invited CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS _ Sales. High. Low. Close. Amal. Cop.16400 55\ 54<4 6o7» Amer. Agri. 6074 50 60 >4 Amer. Can ....7100 299* 28*4 28 78 A. C. & F. 300 45’8 45'i 45’s Amer. C. pfd .... 5074 Amer. Cot. Oil .3100 48s, 47-S, 48 Amer. Smelt. ..12700 6674 64'i 66=4 Amer. Snuff .148 Amer. Sugar ...10 00 1 0 5 74 104’4 70574 Amer. T. & T. . 300 12094 120*.. 120*1 Amer. Tobacco cx div 5s .. 200 23374 232 232 Atchison .5000 95S 9494 95*4 A. C. 1* . 104 74 B. & 0.2600 70 7* 69\ 70 Can. Pac.2800 159*, 158'4 169 Cen. Leath.14200 37S* 3 6 74 3 7 74 C. & 0.1700 42*» 4 1 94 4 2Ji C„ M. & St. P. .14 0 0 8 8 8 7 74 8 7 44 Erie .3500 22 74 22 9, 2194 Hen. Elec. 300 143 142’8 143 U. N. pfd .1800 116*4 114’,; ’16 111. Cen. 100 107‘a 107 7- 107 74 Inter.-Met. pfd .4900 58*, 6774 67»» K. C. S. 100 22*4 2214 2274 l.eh 1 gh Val.4400 135*4 133’, 7 34 74 E & X.119 Liggett & Myers.205 Ijorillard Co.180 M.. K. * T. 20 0 1174 U . 1174 Mo. Pac. 2100 12 93 12 12 Sales. High. Low. Close. Mex. Pet.6900 77 76*4 76*4 N. Y. C.4000 86 85 85*4 N. Y.. N. H. & Hart.2100 51 49 * 51 N. & W.100 101 101 101 Nor. Pac.2400 105 103% 104*4 Pennsylvania’... 1000 . 106 Reading .33100 145 s* 144 % 145*4 R. I. & S.2100 21 20*4 21 do pfd . 300 77 76 77 R. I. Co. ... ai do pfd . 200 ltt l‘i 174 St. I* & San F. 2d pfd . 3»a S. A. I..100 12 "4 12 74 127» do pfd .1500 37*4 36 37 Sloss-Sheff. S. and Iron .... 500 26% 2574 26% Sou. Pac.13600 85 % 84*2 85% Sou. Ry. 600 16 15*4 15% do pfd .1800 51 50 50 % Term. Cop. 1600 30 29% 30 Texas Co.131 T. & P. 12*4 Union Pac. ...17500 121*4 120*4 121% U. S. Steel _65600 4 4 74 4 2% 44% do pfd .5900 105*8 104 J05 Utah Cop.6600 54% 53*4 54*4 V. -C. Them. 500 22*4 21 22*4 West. Union ...1500 64 63*4 63% Beth. Steel . ..7800 57% 56 56% Total aal*s lor the day, 352.600 shares. LOCAL SECURITIES Rate. Bid. Asked. STOCKS Ala. F. * I. A 42 52 Amer. C. Rys. pfd .. 6 50 52 Amer. C. Rys . 20 35 Amer. T. * Sav. Bk... 8 150 170 Avondale Mills, com. .. S 25 105 Avondale Mills, pfd... « 100 108 Bessemer C. & I. .. 45 B’ham T. & S. .10 ZS5 255 J’ham Baseball Aaso.. 140 170 B'ham Realty Co. 4 150 175 Cham, of Com., pfd.... 7 40 70 Corey Land . 60 70 Bast Lake Land . .. 76 Flmwood Cem. Co. 4 65 75 Empire Jm„ pfd . ■ 100 102 Empire lea., com. 6 70 *6 Ensley Ladd. 86 110 First Nat. Bank .12 225 255 Great Sou. Life . 0 11 Interstate Casualty .. 1 8 Jefferson Fertilizer ... I 105 120 M. & M. Bank . 5 115 125 North B'ham Land ... 15 22 Fealty T. C., coin. * 100 110 Realty T. Co., pfd_8 100 110 Sou. States Fire . 1 8 Traders Nat, jtank .... 9 150 180 ~ Rate. Bid. Asked. BONDS Ala. State ref. 1920 ... 4 96 100 Ala. State Renew, 1956 ^ 10 85 Ala. State Renew, 1956 4 97 101 Amer. c. Rys.6 80 88 Ala. Cons.i 75 80 Bessemer C. & 1.6 100 103 B. R., L. & P. 6 96 39 B. R., L. & P. 4 ^ 87 90 B’ham Ice Factory .... 6 100 106 B'ham R. & E. 6 90 101 B'ham Waterworks .. 6 102 105 City of Birmingham .. 6 100 104 City of Birmingham .. 5 95 101 Continental Gin .5 100 105 Jefferson County . 5 101 104 Jefferson County . 6 102 107 Jefferson County .4Vi 95 101 Jefferson Realty. 8 100 105 Milner Land Co. 6 96 101 Nashville Railway .... 5 99 101 Pratt Consolidated .... 6 77 83 Sloss I. & 8. 6 99 100 Sloss 1. & S. .4 Vi 92 95 T. C. I. gen. mttf. 5 95 100 T. C. I. Tenn. Div. 6 99 103 T. C. I. Ship Bldg. ... 6 101 ICo T. C. 1. B’ham Div. 6 99 103 T. C. I Cahaba Div_ 6 102 104 Woodward Cons. 6 95 102 AU DECLINE Undercurrent of Buying Keeps the Cotton Market From Breaking — I New Orleans, February 11.—While cot ton opened at a decline and closed at a decline, today, prices made no great loss, standing at the lowest 7 to 8 points down and closing 6 to 8 down. There was an undercurrent of buying which kept the market from breaking, although the scalping element offef^d short cotton every time the market acted as if it would lose a point. The initial loss was caused by poor ra bies, while in the afternoon the market was attacked after it was reported that England was considering measures aimed at the commerce of Germany which prob ably would interfere with exports of cot ton from this country. The one bullish feature of importance o fthe session was the report from Sa vannah that HT boats were booking cotton for clearance from that port, among them the first barques in years to load cotton there. Local bulls estimated that this meant exports of about 400,000 bales from that port in the next few weeks. While this showing by .Savannah caused much bullish comment, It resulted in only lit tle fresh buying. New Orleans Cotton Futures New Orleans, February 11.—Gotton closed steady at a net decline of 6 to 8 points. High. Low. Close. March . O5 8:27 8l» 35ay . S.56 8.50 8.61 .July . 8.76 8.70 8.71 October . 0-01 8.95 8.95 December . 9.10 New Orleans. February 11.—Cotton opened steady; March, 8.28c; May, S.53c; July. 8.72c; October, 8.99c; December. 9.14c. New Orleans Spot Cotton NeW Orleans. February 11.-Hpot cotton easy and unchanged. Hales on the spot, 2000; to arrive. 1000. Good ordinary. 6 7-16e; strict good ordinary, 6 16-10e; low' mid dling. 7 7-16c; strict low middling. 7 18-19c; middling, s 3-lGc; strict middling. 8 7-16c; good middling. 8 13-16c: strict good mid dling. 9 3-ltic: receipts. 13,468; stock, 446,3*. MORRIS AVENUE BUSINESS EAIR Eggs Becoming Plentiful. Cotton Falls Off l-16c on All Grades Business on Morris .avenue continues fairly good. Trade in the flour and grain markets is reported active, and prices remain firm. The demand for poultry and eggs holds up well, and sup plies are abundant. Eggs are excep tionally plentiful at this time and large shipments are received daily. Cotton quotations were off l-16c at the close lust night on all grades. LOCAl/QL OTAT10NS Spot Cotton Uood middling . 8 3-16 Strict middling . 7 16-16 Middling . 7 9_i<; Strict Inn- middling . 6 16-16 The Iron Market .HO.006110.60 SF .0.60I&10.W . 9.006,9.60 Uray Forge. *.60®8.00 18 .*10.uw#10.60 *8 . 9.60^ 10.00 Poultry and Ern Herts, 16c. ““ Live turkeys, 17c; dressed turkeys, 20c. Fryers—1'*-1V4 lbs average, 18c. Ducks—16c lb. Guineas—30c. Roosters—66c. Ueese—76090c. Fresh country eggs-2Sc; fresh candled 26c. graded carton eggs, 27c. Meat* Extra Ribs—114c. Reliles—20-25c; 124c. Boston Butts—12c. Pork Loins—13c. Breakiast Bacon—;24a, Spare Ribs—10c. Regular Hams, 16c. Skinned Hams—lt>4c. l'ruiti ana Produce Lemons—68.50. Limes—61.26. Florida Oranges—61.7502.26. Barrel Oranges—62.75. Grapefruit—61.7502.26. Tangerines—61.75 per strap; 62.50 per box Florida Strawberries—30040c qt. Apples—York Imperial, 6303.50; Bald wins, 6303.25; Grimes Golden, 6404.50; Ben Davis, 63.5003. Box apples, 11.2601.76. Peanuts—514®6Vic per lb. Jlalaga Grapes—65®u per keg. Tomatoes—62.6003 per crate. Cocoanuts—64 per sack. Cranberries-Per box, 61.7602; per bar rel, 67. Celerj—64.50 crate, 80c dozen. Walnuts—10020c Hi. Pecans—124020c per lb. Filberts—16c per lb. Almonds -20c per lb. Chestnuts—8c per lb. Lettuce—61.2502.26 hamper. Eggplants—63.50. Green Peas—J2.75. Green Beans 62.50. Onions—24c per lb. Spanish Onions—61.75 per crate. Sweet Potatoes—»0c per bushel. Irish Potatoes-76c per bushel. Cabbage—2c per lb. New Cabbage—61.76 per crate. London Layer Haisius-61.75. California Flgs-62 per case. * Seed Potatoes—6101.20 bu. Onlun Sets—61.7602 bu. Craamary Products Creamery Butter—3203*40; process but ter, 3uc;- oleomargarine, IIQIIl. Full Cream Cheese—17c; imported Swiss. 33c; Pimento, dos., 11.66. Fish Perch—Sc. Halt Water Trout—UVi®12c. LjiUe Catfish—7V$c. lied Snapper—SVi©9c. Gray Snapper—4®6c. Mullet—£®6c. Spanish Mackerel—12V$@16c. Freen Pompano—80®3ir Delaware Oysters—Standards, ll.lt gal Ion; aelects. 11.40 gallon; extra solects, 11.60. Gulf Oysters -$3©3.60 psr UtM. Hides and Tallow Green salt hidas. 16® 17c; gresn salt bides (half cured}, I6©16c; green bides, ((resit), 14® 15c; dry flint hides, 28©»c; dry salt hides, 26©27c; damaged hldsa, half price; sheep skins, 60©60c; horse hides, $2©3.50; alterllngs, 15®25c; goat skins, 30©36u; kid skins, 10c; tallow, 5©c; skins, 30@35c; kid skins, 10c; tallow, 5®6c; cleun unwashed wool, 20©23c; burry wool, 12©15c; ginseng. t4©5. Flour and Breads tuffs Self-rising flour. $8.60; Tennessee flour, $8; Michigan f,tur, $8.95; Idaho flour, 8.20; Indiana f ir, >8.20; spring wheat flour, 88.65; hard winter wheat flour, 18.30; shorts. 833; pure wheat bran, $32; C. 8. meal. 7Vi per cent, $28: Cremo meal, per ton, $23; C. 8. hulls, $10 tun; No. 1 timothy hay, per ton, $25; mixed alfalfa and John Hon grass, per ton, $19: pea green alfalfa, western, $25: mixed feeds, per ton, $34; oats, per bushel, Tic; corn, per bushel, $1, corn meal, 91.90 per % pounds. 1 QUIET BUSINESS ATip YORK Cotton Eases Off Under Scattered Liquidation. Close Barely Steady New York, February 11.- After a nearlv featureless morning cotton eased off un der scattering liquidation and close l barely steady at a net decline of t» to 9 points. The opening was steady at a decline of 2 to 3 points in response to lower cables, but the decline In Liverpool was attributed to the liquidation of straddles, the short end of which had been covered here late yesterday and there was no Important! selling pressure around the local ring. General business was quiet and most i of the early trading was supposed to bo hi the wax of evening up accounts for j over the holiday and the week-end. A , few southern selling orders were attri buted to hedging eastern belt cotton, but Wall street houses were quiet buyers on the dips, and it was not until the mlddlo: of the afternoon that the market showed ' any activity of consequence. Offerings then became a little more active, owing | to apprehensions that England might take more stringent measures against German oversea commerce, which might possibly interfere with cotton shipping. Many local traders are not inclined to believe that England will ever put cot ton on the list of contraband, but there were comparatively few buyers around the ring In the late trading and late months sold about 5 to 9 points net lower. The announcement from Washington designating the 10 spot markets whose i quotations may be used in fixing differ- , races between grades delivered on fu ture contracts on the exchanges was awaited with much interest during the, afternoon, and it was anticipated that if all necessary information was axail nhle. there would be a meeting of the ! New York revision committee next Mon-j day afternoon. Official reports showing i the large Increase In the fall sowing of ! wheat and oats in the cotton states helped I h< steady prices during the morning. New York Cotton Futures New York, GFebruary 11.—Cotton closed barely steady. ___ High. Low, Close March .. 8.61 8.69 8.67 May . 8,88 8.81 8,81 July . 11,09 9.00 9.00 October'.'.'. 'J 32 9.2 1 9.2 1 1 Iecember . 9-46 9.4" 9. Os Port Cotton Movement New Orleans: Middling, 8 3-16c; receipts. 13,468; sales. 3000: stock, 446.360. Galveston: Middling. 86ie; receipts, 26. 654; sales, 1618; stock, 678,043. Mobile: Middling. 8c; receipts. 306; sales. 200; stock. 45.863. Savannah: Middling, S8,c; receipts, 9401; exports, 34,612; sales, 4803: stock, 2S8.423. Charleston: Middling, S'sc: receipts, 1137; sales, 200; stock, 141,463. Wilmington: Middling, 8t»c: receipts, 1709 stock, 66,926. Texas City: Receipts, 3636. Norfolk: Middling. 8itc: receipts. 4179: shIcs. 1804: stock. SS.S63. Baltimore: Middling. 80*0: stock. 3753. Boston: Middling. 8.65c; receipts, 506; stock. 10,460. Philadelphia: Middling. 8.90c; receipts, 10; stock, 9623. New York: Middling, S.6oc; receipts, 304; exports, 2784; stock, 105,581. Minor Ports: Receipts. 892; exports, 892; stock, 136,846. Total today; Receipts, 61,204; exports, 38.1RS; Stock. 1,912.134. Total for week: Receipts, 363,108: ex ports, 329,913. Total for season: Receipts. 7,214,603; ex ports, 4.460,170. Interior Cotton Movement Houston: Middling. 8Vi receipts. 16. 161: shipments, 20,428; sales, 6614; stock, 211,113. Memphis: Middling, 8c; receipts, 4061; Shipments, 6674: sales, 1750; stock, 227,741. Augusta: Middling, 8(4c; receipts, 1880; shipments. 1092: sales, 1920; stock, 149,387. St. Louis: Middling, 8c; receipts, 7iJ2; shipments, 8544; stock, 18,369. Cincinnati: Receipts, 2268; shipments, 2206; stock, 11,007. Little Rock: Middling. 77*c; receipts, 685.; shipments, 1164: stock, 60,690. Dallas: Middling. 8l-1«o; sales. 4569. Total today: Receipts. 33,437; ship ments, 40,098; stock, 698,277. New York Spot Cotton New York. February 11.—Spot cotton quiet. Middling uplands, 8.65c. Sale* 200. New York, February 11.—Cotton fu tures opened steady. March, 8.57c; May. 8.86c; July, 9.05c; AugUBt offered 9.16c; October, 9.29c; December. 9.42c. Liverpool Cotton Liverpool, February 11.—Cotton; Spot limited trade. Uood middling, 6.39d; middling. 5.07d; low middling, 4.66d; sales, 60000; speculation and export, 2000; receipts. 37,850; futures barely steady; May and June, 4.93Vid; July and August, 5.02(4di,Octubcr and November, 5.14 lad; January and February, 5.21d. Dry Goods Market New York. February 11.—Cotton goods markets were quiet and steady today. Wool markets were much ex cited and prices rose fast. Raw silk was eaBy. Jobbers reported a fair trade. Hubbard Bros. & Co.'s Letter New York, February 11.—(Special.) European opinion was affected today by the uncertainty of the relations of the different markets of the world after next week, when the new law goes Into effect. The general Idea here is that any disturbance In trade relations leads to lower prices. The views o| the trade are bearish, as we have frequently mated, baaed on the large crop and the war situation. It Is only a few cotton houses that are taking a long, forward outlook 011 the situa tion who are bullish. Tills afternoon the decline was caused by the speech of Mr. Asquith In Par liament, which was brought forward as likely to lead to some restrictions on the movement of cotton. Montgomery Market Montgomery, February^ 11.—(Special.) Spot cotton was quoted fitere today as follows: Good middling, old, 8 3-16c; strict middling, old, 7 15-t6c; new, 8 3-16c; middling, old, 7 ll-16c; new, 7 15-16c; strict low middling, old, 7 3-16c; new, 7%c; low middling, old, 6 ll-16c: new. 7 ll-16c; strict good or dinary', old, 5 ll-16c; new, 6 ll-16c; good ordinary', old, 9 9-16c. Market quiet. Seventeen Beginnings From the Chicago Journal. "Good resolutions don't last long," said J. P. Morgan, Jr., at a luncheon in New York. "One afternoon in early January I saw a man writing with an Important air In a sumptuous vest-pocket diary of green morocco with gilt edge. " ‘Mr. Morgan,' he said, looking up, 'do you know that I can tell you every blessed thing I’ve done for the last 17 years from the 1st to the 4th of Janu ary.' ” PEACETALKHELPS TO LOWER WHEAT Final Quotations Heavy At 3 l-2c to 3 34c Decline. Com Also Off Chicago. February VI.—Peace discussion in the British Parliament coming im mediately after demands in th** Prussian diet that the war be stopped, figured today in lowering the price of wheat. Final quotations were heavy at 3V/d3%<‘ under last night. Corn closed Hc off; oat.* at He decline to a shade advance and provisions at a rise of 12$p0O<b32Hi’. It was in the trading Just before the close that peace news took most effect. Until that time declines had not averaged £Hc*. Better industrial demand helped to sustained the corn market. European buying at the seaboard pu; firmness into oats. Packers buying lifted provisions. Thero v<ere signs of a notable falling off in tlm movement of hogs to market. Chicago. February 11—Grain ami pro- I visions. Wheat— Open. High. Low. Close. May . 1.62H 1.62** TT&ITS July. 1.37 1.37*4 1.35 1.35 Coin— May . so >4 sin 80 *4 son July . 81 *4 82 H 81 H 81*4 Oats— May . 61 6iftK 60 H 61H July . 57 *g 58 H 57 "k 5t ®(i Pork May .18.80 19.25 18.80 1.10 July . 19.25 19.57 39.25 10.47 Lard— May . 10.82 1 1.20 10.82 11.12 July . 10.97 11.30 10.97 1 1.25 Ribs— May .10.15 10.37 10.15 If 32 July . 10.40 10.02 10.40 10.55 , ---1 Chicago Grain Chicago. February 11.—Wheal- No. 3 red, II.60C1.62V*: No. 2 hard, $1.6101.63%. Rye: No. 2, 31.27. Barley. SK,,s9c. Timothy, *5.60 06.50. Clover. )I2«|14. Pork. $17® IS.70. 1-til'd. J10.721110.76. Ribs. *i>.2f<i 19.76. SI. Louis Grain St. l.ouis February 11.—Wheat, No. 3 red, $1.69; No. 2 hard. *1.61®1.68; May. $1.66. Corn, No. 2. 76%e; No. 2 white. 7s® 7SV*c; May. S09*r. Oats. No. 2. »*«•: No. 2 white, 5$V4r; May, 60%o. Kansas City Grain Kansas City, February 11.—Wheat. No. 2 hard. $1 „66V*#1.66%: No. 2 red. $1,66th 1.67. Corn, No. 2 mlxisl, 714*0; No. 2 white, 76Vic; No. 2 yellow. 78c. Oats. No. 2 white. 57Vic; No. 2 mixed, 64‘*®65V4r, New Orleans Rice Market New Orleans, February 11.—An active tone continued In rough rice today. Clean rice was strong and quotations un changed Receipts: Rough, 6201; millers, 3497; clean, .9262. Sales: 1326 pockets chan Honduras at 3>i®,V*c; 1288 pockets Japon at * 5-16®4V*c. Produce Market New York, Feb. 11.—Butter Weak, re ceipts 6,120. Creamery extras (92 score) 32'*c®33e. Creamery (higher scoring) 33yjc®84c. Firsts .lOeifiSKc. Seconds 27eft 29c. Packing stock current tnnlte No. 2, 20V4e@21c. Eggs unsettled, receipts 12,746. Fresh gathered extra fine 26c®20V,c. Extra firsts 25V4r. Firsts 24%cfg25c. Seconds 24r®24V*c. Cheese flint. 3.997. State whole milk, held, special 17V»c. Same average fancy 16V*c®l7. State whole milk winter, ex port type, specials 16%c®16V4c. Same average fancy 1614c® 16c. Dressed poultry quiet. Western roast ing chicken 17c®21o. Fresh fowls 14C< ®> 18V*i. Turkeys 14o®22V*e. Chicago, Feb. 11.—Butter lower, cream ery 24c@31c. Eggs lower, receipts 6,933 cases. At mark case's Included 20cfa'23c. Ordinary | firsts 2P*cfa;22c. Firsts 23c. Potatoes unchanged, receipts 15 cars. Poultry alive lower. Springs 15c. Fowls 14c. Kansas City, Feb. 11. Butter, creamery 30c. Firsts 27c. Seconds 25c. ackinfi 20»*c. Kggs, firsts 2Hjc. Seconds IT*'. Poultry, bens 13Vj>c. Roosters KHjc. Turkeys 15c. St. Louis, Feb. 11.—Poultry and butter unchanged. Bgge 23tfco024* BESSEMER MAY POT WOMAN ON BOARD Council Will Elect Member of Board of Education Early in April Bessemer. February It.—(Special.)—The i citizens of Bessemer are manifesting much Interest In the matter of the board of education electing a tie* member at the first meeting of that body in April, to succeed T. R. Copeland, whose term ex pires at that time. In all probability Mr. Copeland will be a candidate to succeed himself, as he has only been a member of the board for one year, hav ing been appointed to fill an unexpired term. A full term is for five years. It has just leaked out that it is highly probable, under the recent act of the leg islature. approved by the governor, mak ing women eligible to be members of the boards of education, a w'oman may bo a candidate for the place on the Bes- ( senior hoard ami will ask the city coun cil to give women representation on the board of education. The matter is being considered quietly and while .so far as i: known no member of the council has been approached as to his feelings on the question there Is no doubt that, men interested in the hoard of education have suggested the names of several well known ladies of Bessemer for the place. Gov. Charles Henderson has appointed P. M. Hogg notary public and ex officio justice ol* the peace for heat No. 51. to succeed Justice Shell, who has held the office for the past four years, he hav ing been appointed by Governor O’Neal. Deputy Coroner Arthur Jacobs will hold an investigation tomorrow morning at !> o'clock at his undertaking establishment into tin* killing of George Parrel, a negro. It is alleged by his wife. Mary l*ee Par rel. The jur> Is composed of \V. \V. Kennedy. 1. S. Moorer, G. VS*. Trout. W. P. Hay, George Jones and J. A. Jen kins. A large number of witnesses will be examined. Myrtle-1.inton lodge No. 130. Knights of Pythias held its regular meeting tonight in their castle hall on Twentieth street, at which time the rank of knight was conferred on two candidates. A large crowd attended the meeting and wit nessed the work of conferring the rank, which was very impressive. Veto Schilleecl, the 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schelllcl, died to night at fl o'clock at the home of Ids parents on Seventeenth street, after a short Illness of pneumonia. The funeral will lake place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from St. Aioysius Catholic church, the services being conducted by the Rev. Father M. B. Kittrlck Inter ment will be made at Cedar Hill ceme tery with Jacobs in charge. The new residence of Father M. P. Kittrlck which was recently completed was the scene of a pretty affair this afternoon when the ladies of the Altar society of St. Aioysius C&thollc church gave a silver tea The Valentine idea was emphasised in the decorations of the house, red and white hearts, Cupids ferns and red carnations being used in profusion. The guests were met at the door by title Miss Julia and Mi^s Mary Comer ford while In the reception hall ref resiling punch was dispensed by Mrs. Charlie Lena and Mrs. Sam Kalne. The guests were received by Mrs. Charlie Stitts. Mrs. J. D. O'G&ra and Mrs. W. B. Comerford and were ush ered into the parlor, which was ar» tistically arranged in ferns and Jon- j Quils. where they were received by Father Kit trick and Mr. Stitts. In tho dining room tea. coffee and sandwiches wire served. The table was covered with a lace piece over red. the central decoration being a large vase ,of red carnations. A large bow of red tulle was tied on the chandelier and reached to the corner of tho table. Mrs. Qleasui poured coffee, while tho tea urn was presided over by Mrs Jack Ctitllf Te. They were assisted by Mrs. L. L. Look- j wood, Mrs. Joe Leonard and Mrs. LofT Comerford. while heart-shaped mints in the red and white tones were passed by Miss Lillian and Miss Kathleen Cahill. A neat sum was realized and will go to tho convent fund. Mrs. J. T>. O'Gara was hostess to the members of the Altar society yesterday afternoon, at which dues in the amount of $12 were paid. All bills were ordered paid and five new members were en rolled. At the conclusion of the busi ness session a social hour was enjoyed, a plate luncheon being served. Miss Eva Hamlet Reeves, the daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Reeves, and John W. Foster were united Iti marriage last night at tho home of the bride’s parents at Mot'alia in the pres ence of n number of relatives ami friends. 'Phe impressive ceremony was pronounced by the Rev. U. A. Tl^omp a son of Onktnnn. Miss Reeves posHlb3v a charming personality, and was ve, > popular at McCalls, where she has lived for several years. Mr. Foster Is well known in Bessemer, having been book keeper for T. R. Ridge for many years Mr. and Mrs. Foster will ho at homo w ith Mrs. .1. B. Stevens. 17 IS Fifth avc nue. Chambers McAdory chapter. Children of tin* Confederacy, will hold a meet ing Friday aftenum at o'clock at the home of Mrs. \V. R Cunningham. As there are several matters of impoi tanee to be considered, every mcnibu is urged to be present. E I improvement Still Trailing! Behind Optimistic Senti- s ment. Says Bradstreet 1 New York, Feb. 11 F. rad streets Re. H view this week will say: Gains in tradeH continue of a small though cumulative H chara cter, with actual improvement still Bj tailing behind optimistic sentiment. Like- fl wise. Industries, notably iron and ste«‘« I coke, textiles and automobile manufac- fl turing. are rounding into better shape. I but concededly at a low' pace, and In fl consequence unemployment, the propor- fl tlons of which have probobly been over fl exaggerated by many, is giving way to fl Increased employment and larger pay fl While cereal farmers have, profited fl from high prices for wheat, they do not fl display unwonted activity in purchasing ■ goods and the volume of business coming I from that source, relatively good though ■ U Is, hardly fulfills highly keyed antlcl- I pation. 1 Wheat exports for the week ending I February 11. were 9,708.650 bushels against I 4.092.408 bushels a year ago. 1 Business failures lor the week (five I da v s) in the United States were 436 com- I pared with 313 last year, in Canada, 64. 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