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HOLDMOTION Stock Market Is Almost Ig nored During the Day’s Session Now York, February 16.—Foreign affairs ugain held Wall street’s attention today, almost to the exclusion of the stock mar ket itself. Another sharp decline in ex change on London was followed by an engagement of a small amount of gold by a local hanking house, the metal com ing from Ottawa. Receipts of a small shipment of gold coin from London for transfer to Cuba bore lightly upon the exchange situation. Later in the day the rate for remittances to London be came more normal, recovering to a point well above thja 'ow quotations of the merning. Another aspect of the financial situation was the heavy trading in bonds for future delivery. Brokers were almost unanimous in the belief that this denoted further European liquidation of our securities, mainly for German account. It seemed to be accepted as a fact that several ships •oon due at this port would bring in a quantity of stocks and bonds which have been disposed of in this manner. Stocks rose and fell in halting manner, leading issues being comparatively neg lected for the manipulated specialties, these moving in contrary tfashion. For example, Mexican Petroleum added over 3 points to its recent decline, making a total of almost 8 points in two days. Pittsburg Coal preferred rose 3 points in connection with the proposed safe of some of its properties, which was expected to redound to the advantage of the share holders. Changes elsewhere were mostly nomi nal, except for isolated issues like Mon tana Power, Texas company and the oil and motof stocks. Favorites, including United States Steel and the international list, were under frequent pressure. Union Pacific and Pennsylvania exhibited special heaviness in the final dealings. After the close New Haven’s minimum was re duced from 49 to 47, and that of Southern Railway preferred from 50 to 48. Time money was not quotably altered, but the supply was so large as to cause some large lenders to withdraw' from the market. The recent Russian credit of $26, 000,000 has absorbed some of the inactive supply. For the most part bonds were lower, the new Pennsylvania 4%'s being the most conspicuous exception. Total sales, par value, amounted to $2,828,000. United States coupons 3's and registered 4's advanced % per cent on call. Bonds TJ. S. 2s, registered . 98% U. S. 2s, coupon. 98% U. S. 3s, registered. 3 01% V. S. coupon . 101% U. S. 4s, registered . '.09% U. S. 4s, coupon..• *..« 110% Panama 3s, coupon . 101% Central of Georgia 6s . 101% Illinois Central ref. 4s . 86 Louisville & Nashville un. 4s . ... 93% Seaboard Air Line adj. 6s. 65 Southern Railway 5s . 99% Southern Railway gen. is . 66% Mercantile Paper New York, February 16.—Prime mer cantile paper, 3%@4 per cent. Sterling ex change, weak: 60-day bills, $4.78.50; for cables, $4.79.00; for demand, $4.79.26. Bar ^■Hver, 48ffcc. Mexican doIla*B, 37%®; Go ernment bonds, firm; railroad bonds easy. Time loans steady; 60 days, 2%@2% per cent; 90 days,* 5%f?/o per cent; six months, 3%@3% per cent. Money on call, firm; high, 2% per cent; low. 2 per cent; ruling rate, 2 per cent; last loan, 2% per cent; closing bid, 2 per cent; offered at 2% per cent. London. February 16.—Bar sliver. 22%d I per ounce. Money, 1 per cent. Discount V rates: Short bills, 1 7-16 per cent; three months, 1 7-16 per cent. 1 Metal Market * New York, February 16.—-Tin, weak; flve-ton lots, $36.87(086.37; 25-ton lots of fered at $36.37. Copper steady; electro lytic, $14.62(0-14.87; casting $14.26(014.62, , Iron quiet and unchanged. At London spot copper, £63 15a: futures, £64; spot tin, I £178; futures, £153 10s. New York, February 16.—Lead firm, $3.82(§>3.87; London, £19 Is 3d. Spelter firm, $8.66(08.90; London, £39 10s. Live Stock Market Chicago, February 16.—Hogs; Receipts, 27,000; unsettled: bulk, $6.70(06.80: lights. 1 $6.60(06.86; mixed, $firstname.lastname@example.org; heavy, $6.40(0 ( 6SO; rough, $6.40(06.55; pigs. $5.50(06.75. Cattle: Receipts, 3000; weak; nativv steers, $5(08.40; cows and heif3rs, $3.20(0 7.60; calves, $7010.25. Sheep: Receipts, 5000; firm; sheep, $6.4( @7.25; yearlings, $7.50(08; lambs, $7.25(08.75 St. Louis, February 18.—Hogs: Receipts 11,400; lower: pigs and lights, $5.50(06.80 mixed, $6.55(06.90: good heavy, $6.70(06.90. Cattle: Receipts, 1300; strong; nativt beef steers, $7(08.50; cows and heifers, $5(n 8.25; stockers, $5.25(07.25; Texas and In dian steers, $6.75(07.75. Sheep: Receipts. 20,000: higher; natlw muttons, $5(06.76; lambs. $8(0*.70; yearlings $7(07.50. Kansas City. February 16.—Hogs: Re ceipts. 12,700; higher; bulk of sales, $6,700 6.85; heavy, $6.70(06.80; packers, $6.70(06.90 Cattle: Receipts, 3500; higher; prim< steers. $7.50(08; dressed beef steers, $6.50<& 7.35; southern steers, $5.50(06.75; cows, $4.21 @6.60; heifers, $5.75(07.50; stockers, $5.75(<j 7.40. Sheep: Receipts, 7000; higher; lambs, $8.1( @8.40; yearlings. $7(07.90; wethers, $C.26fl 7; ewes, $email@example.com. Sugar Market i New York, February 16.—Sugar futurei opened firmer today and on quite actlv< covering, which seemed to be promptei by a steadier feeling in the spot market prices worked higher, and and at nooi showed net advances of 9 to 10 points Raw sugar steady: molasses, 3.75c; cen trifugal, 4.ole; refined steady. The market continued to advance wit! reports of trade buying in the afternooi and closed firm 10 to 19 points higher 5ales, 6300 tons. February, 3.65c; May 4.76c; June, 3.80c; July, 3.86c; September 4.94c. J Coffee Market New York, February 16.—Coffee future were very quiet and the small order were sufficient to cause irregular fluctua tions. The opening was at a decline o 4 points to an advance of 2 points wit near months relatively easy under a lit tie scattering liquidation supposed to re fleet apprehensions that high grade R1 coffees would be tendered before the fina maturity of old style contracts at th end of next June. Later December con tracts also weakened, and the mark® closed at a net advance of 3 points o July, but generally 1 to 7 points lowei Bales, 7750. February, 5.43c; March, 6.49c April, 5.58c; Alay, 5.67c; June, 6.70c; Julj 6.78c; August, 6.83e; September. 6.89c; Oc tober, 0.94c; November, 7.01c; Decernbei 7.09c. Spot quiet; Rio No. 7, 7%c; Santo No. 4, 9%c. Owing to a holiday no milreis price were reported from Brazil. Brazilian poi Hubbard Bros. & Co. Cotton Merchant#, Hanover .quire. J V. Members New York Cotton Exohangi New Orleans Cotton Exchange, Nei York Produce Exchange, Aaaoclat Members Liverpool Cotton Asaoclatloi Orders ■oliclted for the purchase an ■ale of Cotton and Cotton Seed Oil fo future delivery. Special attention an liberal terms Riven for consignments 0 spot cotton tor delivery. Correspond ones Invited. _CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS i Sales. High. Low. Close. AmaT Cop. . . . .59O0 54% 53% 53% Amer. Agricul. 48% Amer. Can .... 500 28% 27% 27Th Amer. C. & F. 60 Amer. Cities pfd. 60 Amer. Cot. Oil.. 500 46% 45% 45% Amer. Spielt. ...8700 65% 63% 64% Amer. Snuff.148 Amer. Sugar ... 800 103 101% 102% Amer. T. & T... 600 120 119% 119% Amer. Tob.225 Atchison . 900 94% 94 94% Atlantic C. L_ 300 104 104 104 Balt. & Ohio ... 600 68% 68*.* 68% Bethle. Steel .. .11800 67% 55% 56% Can. Pacific _2800 158 156% 167% Cent. Leather ..4200 85% 35 35% Ches. & Ohio ... 200 41 % 41% 41% Chi.. M. & St. P. 500 86 85% 86 Efie . 2700 22 21% 21% Gen. Elect.100 141% 141% 141% Gt. Nor. pfd. 600 115 1 s 114% 115 Illinois Cent.loaVi Interb.-Met. pfd.1100 57% 57 57% K. C. Sou. 22 Lehigh Val.1000 133 132 133 Louis. & Nash... 900 116 115 1*5% lJggett & Myers. ... 205 Lorillard Co.160 Mo., K. & T. 200 10% 10-4 10Vi Sales. High. Low. Close ] Mo. Pacific .foOO Tl 104 ITS Mex. Petroleum 14600 72 69 70 N. Y. Central.. .2800 844 834 84 N. Y„ N. H. & Hartford . 100 49 49 49 Nor. & West. ... 300 1004 1004 100 4 Nor. Pacific _ 700 103 102 4 -02*-. Penn. .. 1600 105 1044 1044 Reading .20400 1434 143 1434 Rep. 1. & S. 100 20 20 20 do pfd. 74 do pfd. 100 14 1 Vi 14 St. L. & San F. 2d pfd . 3 4 Seaboard A. L. . . 100 13 13 13 do pfd . 200 36 36 36 Sloss-Sheff. S. & Iron . 25 Soil. Pacific _2700 844 834 84 Sou. Railway ...1100 154 154 -4 5»» do pfd . 200 50 50 50 Term. Cop.1200 304 29U 294 Texas Co.1400 132 128 1 30 Texas fe Pacific. 100 124 1-4 *124 Union Pacific ...8200 1194 119 119 U. S. Steel -17100 434 424 43 4 do pfd . 400 1044 1044 1044 Utah Cop. ...100 524 524 624 Ya.-Caro. Chem. 21 Vi West. Union .... 400 63"* 63 4 634 loiai saies 101 me uay, mu.avu snuieo. LOCAL SECURITIES Rate Sid. Asked. -STOCKS Ala. F. ft 1.4 42 62 Amer. C. Rys. pfd .. 6 60 62 Amer. C. Rys. 17 Amer. T. ft Sav. Bk... 8 160 170 Avondale Mills, com. .. 8 96 106 Avondale Mills, pfd... 8 100 198 Bessemer C. ft I. .. 45 B'ham T. ft S.10 886 256 B'ham Baseball Aaao.. 140 170 B'ham R. L, ft P. com 72 .. B’ham R., L. & P.t pfd 77 B'ham Realty Co..4 160 176 Cham, of Com., pfd.... 7 (0 70 Corey Land . 60 76 East Lake Land. .. 76 Elmwood Com. Co. .... 4 65 76 Empire Im„ pfd . 8 100 102 Empire let, com. 0 70 86 Enslcy Land. 86 110 First Nat. Bank .12 2*6 256 Great Sou. Ltfa . 9 11 Interstate Casualty .. « 1 8 Jefferson Fertiliser ... 8 106 120 M. ft M. Bank . 6 116 125 North B’ham Land ... 15 22 Realty T. C.. coin.6 100 110 Realty T. Co., pfd .... * 100 110 Sou. States Fire . 1 2 Traders Nat. Bank .... 9 150 160 " Rate. Bid. Asked. " BONDS Ala. State ref. 1920 ... 4 98 100 Ala. State Renew, 1958 3Vi 80 83 Ala. State Renew. 1958 4 97 101 Amer. C. Rye. 5 85 88 Alu. Cons.< 75 80 Bessemer C. A 1.8 100 103 B. R„ L. & P. 8 98 99 B. R„ L. & P.4Vi 88 90 B'ham Ice Factory .... 8 100 108 B'ham R. & E. 5 99 101 B'ham Waterworks .. 8 102 105 City of Birmingham .. 8 100 104 City of Birmingham .. 5 96 101 Continental Gin . 6 100 106 Jefferson County . 6 101 104 Jefferson County . 8 102 107 Jefferson Caunty . 4 Vi 95 101 Jefferson Realty . S 100 106 Milner Laud Co. 8 98 101 Nashville Railway _ 6 99 101 Pratt Consolidated .... 6 77 83 Sloss I. & S.8 99 100 Sloss I.AS.4 Vi 92 95 T. C. I. gen. mt/8. 6 95 100 T. C. L Tenn. Div. 8 99 103 T. C. I. Ship Bldg. ... 6 101 1C6 T. C. L B'ham Div. 8 99 108 1. C. X. Cahaba Div_ 6 100 103 Woodward Cons. 8 95 108 receipts, 61,000; Jundiahy, 26,000; cost and freight offers were reported easier and about unchanged to 6 points lower. Cotton Seed Oil New York, February 16.—Cotton seed oil was generally higher on rumors of export demand, light movement of seed and continued firmness In crude. A local refiner was a good seller of July, but of ferings were readily absorbed. Final prices were unchanged to 8 points net higher. March, 7.25c; May 7.27c; July, 7.46c; August, 7.66c. Naval Stores Savannah. February 16.—Turpentine firm, 42c; sales, 825; receipts. 196; ship ments, 93; stock, 35,814. Rosin firm; sales, 169; receipts, 998; shipments, 1291; stock, 137,370 Quote: A, B, $3; C. D. $3.0246; E. F, $3.06; G, H, I, $3.10; K. $3.35; M, $5; WG. $5.40; WW, $6.GO. Montgomery Market Montgomery, February 16.—(Special.) Spot cotton was quoted here today as follows: Middling fair, old. nothing; new, 8.75c; strict good middling, old, nothing; new, 8.38c; good middling, old, 8c; new, 8.20c; strict middling, old 7%e; new. 8c; middling, old, THc; new, 7.75c; strict low middling, old. 7Vic; new, 7.25c; low mid dling, old, 6c; new. 6.76c; strict good ordi nary, old, 7%c; new. 6.26c; good ordinary, old, 5%c.; new, 5.88c; market quiet. CENTRAL HIGH BASKETBALL GAMES Played. Won. Lost. Pet. Freshmen ./.... 6 5 ) .833 Juniors . 7 6 2 .714 Sophomores . 7 6 2 .7141 Paul Hayne .5 1 4 .200] Seniors . 6 0 6 .000 j In one of the hardest battles of the pres ent season the junior quintet gave the high pennant asperations of the fighting freshmen a severe setback yesterday aft ernoon In the class games at Central High gymnasium, the final score being 15 to 7. The determination of the juniors was possibly the direct cause of their triumph. Their fight and team work has not been surpassed In any game tills season, while the work of the freBhmen was off color. They were practically outplayed In both halves, and they appeared as no cham pionship outfit. The effective pass work of their rivals puzzled them throughout the game. The playing of Recvews is the best seen on the floor to date. Barks was good on both the offensive and de fensive for the freshmen. The sophs were handed a surprise pack age, and barely escaped with a victory. Their score was 14 to 6, the Paul Hayne boys falling before their attack. Davis made all of his team's points and led their attack, but to no avail. Agee and Held man were of the greatest use to the sophs. Only a. few games remain to be played and the contest for pennant honors seems to be between the freshmen and Juniors. Coach Courleux stated yesterday that this was the closest that any league has been near the close of the season. F. J. B. : -* New York, February If.—Players In the national Indoor tennis championship tournament here reached the semi-finals rounds today. T. R. Pell, G. F. Touchard and A. M. Lovibond won places In the singles. Two schoolboys—L. V. Robinson and H. W. Robinson—were the successful pair In the doubles. They beat Count Otto Salm. the Austrian, and his part ner, F. C. Zehrmann, the German. The scores of the Important matches In the doubles were: National championship doubles, second round, L. Platt and P. C. Dodge defeated E. H. Hooker and M. Ely; J. M. Steinacher and Lincoln Refiner defeated Paul P. Goold and H. H. Maclies ter; Dr. William Rosenbaum and Arthur i M. Lovibond defeated Carroll J» Post and j James P. Lee; Abraham Bassford, Jr., - and George King defeated B. M. Phillips C and Remsen Schenck; L. V. Richardson i and H. W. Robinson defeated Count Otto - Salm and F. C. Zehrmann. Third round: - L. V. Robinson and H. W. Robinson de ) feated Dr. R. L. Robinson and Gordon 1 Robinson. s -■* Trotting Stake Changed 1 Detroit, February 16.—The Detroit Driv 1 ing club today announced an important in .' novation for the annual blue ribbon grand ', circuit race meeting here July 27 to 31 - next. The Merchants and Manufacturers - $10,000 stake, considered the classic of 9 the trotting turf, Is changed from the 2:14 to the 2:06 trotting class. The Cham 9 her of Commerce stake, the principal pac 1 Ing event, has been moved from the 2:13 . to the 2:07 class. Racing this yar will be under the point system. Detroit wfll be the first of the big tracks to adopt the plan, which Is regarded as most likely to . produce contests. I Noted Composer Dead j Paris, February 16.—(6:60 p. m.)—Emile r Charles Waldteufel, a noted French com 1 poser, died today. He was -born In Paris 1 in ll$7 and was leader of the orchestra at the court of Napoleon Mu i ' WHOLESALE TRADE Lower Temperature Stimu lates Demand ih Many Lines—Prices Strong Business on Morris avenue continues good. The lower temperatures had an ap preciable effect on the demand in many lines. An increase in the sale of oysters was noted by both wholesalers and retail ers. The sale of pork products also in creased in volume. Spare ribs are quoted at the opening today at 9Vfec; pork loins, 12Hc, and Boston butts at 12c. Delaware select oysters are bringing $1.25 per gal lon and standards $1.15. Gulf oysters are selling at $3<&3.60 per pail containing 1000. The Hour and cotton quotations are firm on the local market. LOCAL QUOTATIONS Spot Cotton Good middling . * Strict middling . 754 Middling . 7% Strict low middling . Bit The Iron Market IF .fl0.00O10.66 IF . 9.6O01O.UO 6F . 9.0009.60 Gray Forge. $.6009.00 IB .fl0.0uOU.60 :s . 9.60(l 10.09 Poultry and Eggs Hens, 16c. Live turkeys, 17c; dressed turkeys, 20c. Fryers—114-114 lbs. average, 18c. Ducks—16o lb. Guinea*—10c. Roosters—lie. Geese—76@90c. Fresh country oggs-aic; fresh candled, 22-23c; graded carton eggs. 26s. Meats Fresh oountry eggs—23c; fresh candled— 22c to 23c; graded carton eggs—25c. Extra Ribs -11c. Bellies—20-25c; 12c. Boston Butts—12c. Pork Loins—1214c. Breakfast Bacon—23c Spare Ribs—914c. Regular Hams—1514c. Skinned Hams—16c. Fruits and Produce Lemons—33 60. Limes— fl.26. Florida Oranges—$1.7502.». Barrel Oranges—$2.6002.76. Grapefruit—$1.7602.26. Tangerines—*1.75 per strap; 32.60 per box. Florida Strawberries—30®40c qt. Apples—York Imperial. firstname.lastname@example.org; Bald wins, 3303.60; Ben Davis, $2.50®3; box apples, 31.2601.75. Peanuts—6140614c per lb. Malaga Grapes—|5®B per keg. Tomatoes—$2.60®3 per crats. Cocoanuts—$4 per sack. Cranberries—Per box, 31.7603; per bar rel, *7. Celery—Florida, psr crate. 32.60 ; 76c dosen. Walnuts—16020c lb. Pecans—1214020c per lb. Filberts—16c per lb. Almonds—20c per lb. Chestnuts—9c per lb. Lettuce—fl-2602.26 hamper. Eggp lanta—13.60. Green Peae—33. Green Beane—*3.60. Onions—214c per lb. Spanish Onions—$1.76 per crats. Sweet Potatoes—$1 per bushel. Irish Potatoes—76c psr bushel. Cabbage—2c per lb. New Cabbage—*2 per crate. London Layer Balslns—$1.76. California Figs-$2 per case. Seed Potatoee—$101.20 bu. Onion Bets—$1.7602 bu. Creamery Products Creamery Butter— 32®361*c, proceee but ter. 3uc; oleomargarine, diOtle. Full Cream Cbeeee-17c; Imported Bwlsa tic; Pimento, dos., fl.ll. FUh Perch—Sc. Balt Water Trout—1114012c. Blue Catlleh—714c. Red Snapper—914010c. Gray Snapper—406c. Ifullet—606c. Spanish Mackerel—13140160. Fresh Pompano—IO0lin Delaware Oysters—Standards, fl.lt gal lon; selects, $1.36 gallon; extra selects fl.60. Gulf Oystsrs—$303.66 per 1061. ffidea and”Tallow ' Groan salt hides. 14017c; green sail hldts (half cured). 16016c; green hides (fresh), 14016c; dry flint hides, 3300c dry salt hides, 3l0f7e; damaged hides half pries; sheep skins,, 60030c; horsi hides, $203.60; sherllngs, i6036c; goe skins 30036c; kid skins. 10c; tallow, 60c skins, 30036c; kid skins. 10c: tallow, 606c clean unwashed wool, 20®23c; burry wool 12016c; ginseng. 3406. Flour and Breadstuff! Self-rising flour, 33.60; Tennessee flour Mi Michigan flour, (3.36; Idaho flour CLOSE IS STEADY AT AN ADVANCE _ ' Unsettled Feeling in New York Cotton Fails to Affect Prices New York February 16.—The unsettled ; 'eeling which has been noted in the local cotton market for the past several days aas reflected in the talk around the ring igain during today's trading, but prices ruled generally steady and closed steady »t a net advance of from 3 to 9 points. Liverpool cables were better than due an the New York close of last night, but evidently created very little buying power, and after opening at an advance of 4 to 6 points, prices here eased off under scattering liquidation. Continued nervousness over the shipping situation and predictions of heavier spot offerings with the advance of the season for new crop propositions appeared to be the fac tors most talked of on the setback. The expectation of an increased difference be tween Liverpool and New York was en couraged by a further decline in the rate of sterling exchange as well as by ap prehensions of a check to the export movement or an advance In war risks. Offerings, however, were not heavy and were well enough absorbed on a decline of 2 to 3 points from last night’s closing figures to turn the market steadier. Ral lies followed on a moderate demand from trade sources and covering, which was probably promoted by the continued heavy exports and the steady showing of the southern spot markets, l^ist prices were within a point or two of the best. It was a holiday in New Orleans, which probably restricted general business to some extent, but houses with Now Or leans connections were moderate buyers here during the early trading. New York Cotton Futures New York, February 16.—Cotton fu-I tures closed steady. _ __| High. Low. Close March . 8.50 8.4 r 8.50 IJav . 8.78 8.68 8.70 July . 8.96 8.88 8.95 October . 9.20 9.12 9.11 January . 9.38 9.38 9.4 4 New York Spot Cotton New York, February 16.—Spot cotton quiet; middling uplands, 8.56c; no sales. New York, February 16.—Cotton futures opened steady; March, 8.42c; April, 8.60c; May. 8.75c; June, 8.80c; July, 8.95c; August, 9.02c; September, 9.08c; October, 9.19c; No vember, 9.25c; December. 9.36c; January, 9.42c. Liverpool Cotton 'Liverpool, February 16.—Spot cotton firm; good middling, 5.31d; middling, 5.Md; low middling, 4.©0d; sales, 7000; speculation and export. 1000; receipts. 26,049; futures, quiet: May and June. 4.86^d; July and August. 4.96ftd; October and November, 5.07Hd; January and February. B.14%d. Dry Goods Market New York, February 16.—Cotton goods were quiet and steady today. Substantial shipments of cotton duck were mode and further orders were received. Silks w'ere quiet. Men’s wear was In moderate de mand. Hubbard Bros. & Co.’s Letter New York, February 16.—(Special.)—In Liverpool the feeling in the cotton market is not as pessimistic as it is here and prices there were better than expected. Manchester is reported as doing a good business, largely on war contracts, but after six months of using old stocks of cotton goods It Is evident that there are inquiries for goods from the distant east. Here the market, after losing the open ing advance, regained it and closed at the best on very light transactions. We fee no change in the pessimistic tone of the local trade, although their atten tion to the large exports is noticeable. SALVATION‘ARMY MUSICAL SERVICES Special musical services will be con ducted by Col. Richard E. Holz at the Salvation Army hall. 2104(4 Second ave nue tonight and tomorrow night. The colonel will be accompanied by his daughter, Capt. Edith Marie Holz, Staff Captain Campbell and the Philadelphia Sliver quartet. Colonel Holz was born in Germany and there educated for the German civil service. Ho has been connected with the Salvation Army for over 27 years, having risen from the ranks to the po sition he now occupies, as commander of the Atlantic Coast province, su perintending the work In 10 states with headquarters in Philadelphia. The colonel has a family of five children, all of whom are actively en gaged in Salvation Army work. AUTHORS POETS AND DRAMATISTS SERVING IN THE FRENCH ARMY Paris, February 18.—4:05 p. m.) Many French authors, poets and dram atists are serving In the army. Henry Bernstein, the dramatist, Is a gunner at Fort Havre; Marcel Prevost, the poet and author, Is a captain of artillery in the camp of Paris: Etienne Reye, the writer, and Robert De Fleres, the play wright, are at the front, as Is Reyr.aldc Hahn, who Is a private soldier in th, trenches. Marcel Boulenger, the writer, har been taken half frozen from the trench near Nancy and placed In a hospital Francois de Tessan, the journalist, ami rsecetary general of the French com secretary general of the French expos! tlon, has recovered from wounds anc is ready to return to the front. .«■ - ■■ v To Increase Fighting Force 8t. Johns, N. F., February 18.—New Foundland, with a population of 250,000 plans to bring Its quota of men for th, British army and navy up to 5000 II • he war lasts another year. It wai announced tonight that 300 more .oh diers would be equipped Immediately The naval forces will be Increased prop ably to 1500. 8.20; Indiana flour. 88.20; spring whea flour, $8.45; bard winter wheat flour, 88.30 shorts, 833; pure wheat-bran, 832; C. S meal, K4 per cent, 830; Tremo meal, pe ton, 828; C. S. hulls, 811 ton; No. 1 timoth; hay, per ton, 825; mixed alfalfa and John son grass, per ton, 819; pea green alfalfa western, 826; mixed feeds, per ton, 836 oats, per bushel. 75c; corn, per bushel 81.03; corn meal, 81.85 per 96 pounds. » • ► • f _ Market Is Lifted by Pros pect of Biff Export Business Chicago. February 16. -Prospects of a liberal export business gave the wheat market a big lift today, but the hope of continued free sales to Europe was not realized quickly or in full, and some of the advance disappeared. There was an unsettled close at 2 % (T 3 % c above last night. Corn finished V. 0 %c to %07*c down, oats off %@%c to %c and provisions up 5 022%c. It was not until after dealers In wheat had left the pit that the fact be came definitely known of a million bushels having been disposed of at the seaboard today for transatlantic ahlp ment. Corn showed more pronounced weak ness than has recently been the case The great stocks on hand resulted in much selling pressure. Oats draggl'd lower with wheat. Provisions kept in line with a lire in quotations for hogs. Chicago, February 16.—Grain and provisions. Wheat— Open. High. Low. Close May 7777X60 Of % T760 176 2 % July 1.36 1.37% 1.36 1.36% Corn— May . 80 80% 78% 79% July . 81% 81% 80% 80% Oats— May . 61% 61% 60% 60% July . 67% 67 9* 66% 67 Pork— May .-9.00 19.10 18.97 19.10 July .19.82 19.50 19.32 19.60 Lard—• May .10 80 10.87 10.80 10.85 July .10.97 11.05 10.96 11.00 Ribs— May .10.22 10.30 10.22 10 27 July .10.47 10.52 10.46 10.62 St. Louis Grain St. Louis, February 16.—Wheut No. - red. $1.6001.61%; No. 2 hard, $1620 1.64%; May, $1.67% 01.57%. Corn No 2, 75c; No. 2 white, 77c. May, 79c. Gate No. 2, 68c: No. 2 white, 59c; May, 59%o Kansas City Grain Kansas City, February 16.—When No. 2 hard. $1.6801.69; No. 2 red, $1.5! 01.58%. Corn No. 2 mixed, 74c; No. white, 78c; No.2 yellow. 73 %c. Oats No 2 white, 57%068o; No. 2 mixed, 6*1066c — Chicago Grain Chicago, February 16.—Wheat; No. red, $1.6201.63%; No. 2 hard, $1.6307.64% Rye: No. 3. St.2501.25. Bariev. 58068c Timothy, $6.6006.50. Clover, $11.5«»0H. Pork $17018.70. Lard, $10.46. Ribs, $9.2509.75. Produce Market Chicago, February 16.—Butter; kntei creamery, 24029c. Eggs, lower; receipts 7980. At mark, cases included, 21024c. ordinary firsts. 23c; firsts, 24c. Potatoes lower; receipts, 48; Michigan red, 38042c Michigan and Wisconsin white, 4O0*45c. New Y’ork, February 16.—Butter, quit' and unchanged; receipts, 12,546. Kgg? irregular; receipts, 13,811; nearby hennr whites, 85036c. Cheese steady and un changed; receipts, 4967. Dressed poultry firm; western roasting chickens. 17021c fresh fowls, 14%018%c; turkeys, 140C2%« Bt. Louis. February 16.—Poultry, un changed, except chickens, 12%c; spring! 15%c; turkeys, 16c. Butter, creamery, 311 Eggs, 24c. Kansas City. February 16— Butte? creamery. 30c; firsts, 27c; seconds, 25< packing. 18%c. Eggs, firsts, 22c; second? 17c. Poultry, hens, 12%c; roosters, 10%c turkeys, 16c. 1 THE FINANCIAL SITUATION ~ f Now York. February 16.—Demoraliza tion in foreign exchange markets has af fected the big financial interests to such an extent that a meeting of international bankers may be called soon to readjust conditions, financial experts said today. Sight drafts on London sold down to 4.79U today, the lowest In a generation, but recovered before the end of the mar ket session. The drop in exchange was followed bv announcement of another small Importation of gold—$2.500.000—that amount having been released by the Bank of England from the larse sum now t<* its credit in Ottawa. Exchange between New York and most parts of continental Europe, while lcs;> unsettled than at London, pointed to acpte strain Francs, reischmarks and llres were quoted at increased discounts, and some conservative banks and banking houses declined to engage In any actual transactions. The situation is largely the outgrowth of the country's heavy extra exports to Europe. In the first four months of the wai shipments of war materials aggregated almost $&0.0u>,000. and according to trust worthy accounts they have passed tin $100,000,000 mark now. This does not In clude the enormous export of foodstuff? and other commodities which have gon« out In unprecedented volume since the be ginning of 1915. Except In instances where credits had been established here, payment for these exports was made In pounds sterling, francs, marks and other foreign moneys. These bills are now pressing on the ex change market and their extent, coupled with England's refusal to release gold in sufficient quantity to meet demand, have been the primary factors in deprecl atlng rates. The situation has put all foreign gold at a premium. The market has become so deranged that a number of contractors and other exporters of supplies. It is stated, have de cided to demand future payments in dol lars. This plan will necessitate the plac ing of additional credits in this country by foreign governments and Individuals. The British and Russian governments have established credits, but amounts available are said to bo Insdequate. GERMAN SURGEONS AND NURSES FREED Paris. February 16.—(5:25 p. in.), 1 German surgeons and nurses sentenced, by courtmartlal. late in November to prison terms for alleged pillage at Pe ronne September 16, and who appealed, were given a retrial today and acquit ted. The decision of the court was that there was an absence of precise i roof of tl'^ sieged theft. When tl»e hospital at Peronne was captured by the French the bulky na ture of the baggage of the German sui geons and nurses aroused suspicion. A search was ordered and It was alleged that in the baggage of Surgeon Major Collins, who, with Surgeon Major Wohl :‘art, was In charge of the hospital, there were found three Tanagrab stat uettes with labels of the Peronne mu seum attached to them In the baggage cf the nurses it was charged that there were pieces of silk, carpets an 1 fine linen. The nurses asserted, it was stat ed, that these things had beeti given them by the Carmelite Sisters in ap preciation of their kindness to the French wounded. The hospital belonged to the Second Germany army corps. SERVICES TODAY AT CHURCH OF ADVENT Today being Ash Wednesday, tlio Itrst day in Lent, services will bo held In the Church of the Advent us follows: Holy communion, 7:30 n. m.; morning prayer, litany and sermon, 10:30 p. m.; evening prayer and sermon, 4:30 p. in. Services at 4:30 p. m. each week day throughout Lent except on Saturdays. Address at Wednesday and Friday serv ices. % -— Urge Liquor Bill Jefferson City, Mo., February 16 A bill for an election every four years on state wide prohibition was introduced in Hie lower house of the Missouri legislature today. | REPUBLICAN WINS SPEAKERSHIP FIGHT Springfield. 111., February 16.—The elec tion today of David K. Shanahan of Chi cago. a republican "wet," a© speaker of the lower house of the legislature ended a deadlock that has lasted since January 6. The deadlock was the most spectac ular and long drawn out In tho history of the legislature. 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