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? HIGHEST LEVEL — Best Prices of the Week Reached During Yester day’s Session New York. March 5.—Stocks attained their highest level of the week today on j M of a comPrch*ns,ve and confident • character. The rise was occasionally inter rupted by realizing for profits. which, m however, had little effect on prices, the more material gains being recorded in f tho final dealings. Trading was in ex cess of recent sessions and commission houses reported an awakening of invest ment demand, although the inquiry from this, source was moderate at most. Conspicuous among the strong issues were the coalers, transcontinentals and i grangers, trunk lfnes, I*. S. Steel, Ameri * can Smelting, National Lead, Amalga mated Copper and some of the less active stocks. Average advances ran from 1 L to 2 points, Canadian Paclfio and New • Haven scoring greatest gains. Missouri, Kansas and Texas railway shares and 4»£ per cent bonds were weak on extensive offerings, which were at tributed to Europe, these issues being largely held in Holland. The company lias a large amount of notes maturing on May 1, and some apprehension is felt as to its ability to meet this payment. Other issues which failed to participate in the general advance included Maxwell motors, first and second preferred, inter national Harvester, and Baldwin locomo tive. There were no outward developments to (account for the day's movement, foreign conditions showing little change. The markets for foreign exenange exhibited greater firmness, remittances to Ger many being steadied, according to report, by purchases of bills against the new t war loan, which is being privately sub scribed to in this country. The British war loan rate was harder in Tendon, where American stocks were inclined to sag. O..o of the helpful features of the local s • A market was the higher trend of the bond ) ~ group, new issues being in especial re r quest at steady advances, particularly St. Paul convertibles and New Tork Cen tral debenture 6’s. j.' Total sales (par value) aggregated I W $3,022,000. Panama registered 3’s advanced % per \ cent on call. CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS i CLOSE ISSTEADY New York Cotton Market Strengthened by New Orleans Buying New’ York, March 5.—Cotton just about recovered ^aterday's losses dur ing: today's trading, with the close steady at a net advance of from 9 to IS points. Liverpool was relatively steady be fore the local opening, which was at an advance of 2 points on covering by some of yesterday’s sellers and a lit tle scattered buying which was proba bly inspired .by the.steady ruling of southern spdl markets at the close last night. Prices soon weakened under renewal of yesterday's selling movement, but after showing a net loss of 4 to B points, the offerings tapered off. and the market firmed up on reports of a more active spot, demand in New Or leans at higher pieces, New' Orleans buying orders, covering and bull sup port. Rumors of better prospects for an early ending of the European war seemed to encourage the buying move ment in the late trading, when there was a considerable demand from Wall street sources, and Active positions sold about 13 to 17 points net higher In the late trading. Closing prices were a few points off from the best under realising. Rumors that some cotton that had been booked for Rotterdam was being offered for resale in the Savannah market, did not seem to attract much attention and the trade seemed to be less nervous over the matter of deliveries on sellers' classification under the provisions of the cotton futures law. The New York revision ^mmittoe has now established differences on grades of tinged and stained cotton. WEEKLY COTTON REVIEW 1 Total Business Transactions Below Normal, Says Dun’s Review New York. March S.—Dun's review of ttnde tomorrow will nay: Conditions In business are very mucli mixed. Total transactions are still be low those of recent years. There is a large attendance of retail distributors in the textile markets and they buy often, br.f as a rule. In comparatively small lots for immediate needs, and keep their stocks low. "Many of the cotton mills n-e running? on full time and there is a satisfactory business in clothing. Some Improvement is noted In the shoo Industry* but conditions are still far from normal. Shipbuilding is very active. Large sales are reported of automobile*. Commodity prices generally are lower. Conditions in anthracite coal are better, but the bituminous situation is unsatis factory. Exports continue very aeavy notwith standing the risks of shipping. During th last week of February there was a tri.de balance for the United States of nearly $26,000,000 while for the last three months It amounts to $41lt0uQ^M0. Evi dence accumulates of a transference of th ancle! power and commercial oppor tunities to the United States from the waning nations across the Atlantia, and that the International exchanges will favor this country to such an extent that there will be a heavy balance in our favor, not merely in merchandise as usual, but in the entire aggregate of foreign trans actions. Bank clearings for the week total $3*« 1t4,381,717. a decrease of 1.3 per cent, as compared with the same week last year. Commercial failures for the week num ber 478 against 350 the corresponding week a y.*ar ago. In Canada the failures for the week were 34 compared with 48 a year ago. Copper Exports Report Washington* March R—Copper exporta during the week ended February 27 total 10,172.719 pounds, the department of com merce announced tonight. Imports for tbs week were 3.504,296 pounds. ____Sales. High. Low. Close. Amal. Cop.13600 55 52% bT~ Amer. Agrlcul. .. 100 49% 49% 49% Amer. Can .4200 28% 27 28% Amer. C. & F-^0 42% 42% 42% Amer. Cities pfd. 50% Amer. Cot. OH 700 46% 46 46% Amer. Smelt. ...4700 64% 63 61 Amer. Snuff. 100 152 152 152 Amer. Sugar .... 400 102 101% 192 Amer. T. & T- 300 120% 120% 120% Amer. Tob..224 Atchison.3700 96 95% 96 Atlantic C. L,.100% Balt. & Ohio ...3500 88% £6% 68% Can. Pacific _4400 158% 156% 15S% Cent. Leather .. .1200 34% 34% 34% Ches. & Ohio ,..1500 42% 41% 42% Chi.. MU. & St. P.3400 88 86 87% Erie .4200 22% 21% 22% Gen. Elect. 100 139% 139% 139% Gt. Nor. pfd ....1100 116 115 116 Illinois Cent. ... 100 104% 104% 104% Interb.-Met. pfd.7600 57% 66% 57% K. C. Sou. . ... 23 Lehigh Val.1900 134% 134% 134% Louis. & Nash... 200 113 112% 113 Liggett * Myers.210 Lorlllard Co. 100 ISO ISO 180 Mo.. K. & T.-3800 10% 11% 10Vi Mo. Pacific .3500 12% 11% 12% Mex. Petroleum.700> 67% 65% 67% 4 Ti~ — Sales. High. Low. Close. X. Y. Central ...4900 84 82% 84 ' N. Y, N. H. & Hartford .5600 50% 48% 50% Nor. & West. ... 500 101% 101% 101% Nor. Pacific.1600 10,1% 102% 101% Penn.1000 105% 103 103% Reading .30600 145% 143% 145% Rep. I. & S. 800 20% 19% 20% do pfd . 100 76% 76% 76% Rock J. Co. 600 ■ % % % do pfd . 300 1 % 1% 1% St. L. A San F. 2d pfd . 200 1% 3% 3% Seaboard A. L. .. 400 13 12% IS do pfd . 700 33% 32 33% Sloss-Sheff. S. A Iron . 200 26% 25% 25% Sou. Pacific .6800 84% 83% 84% Sou. Railway ... 900 15% 15% 15% do pfd . 700 48 47 % 48 Tenn. Cop.3800 26% 26% 26% Texas Co. 200 133 132% 133 Texas & Pacific.. 200 13 12% 12% Union Pacific ..15500 119% 118 119% U. S. Steel .34200 45% 43% 45% do pfd .1900 105% 104% 105 Utah Cop.3100 63% 52 52% Va.-Caro. Chem.. 700 21 % 20 21% West. Union .... 600 63% 63 % 63% Bethle. Steel ...3100 56 65 56 Amer. H. s...3200 40 39’, 39% New York, March 5.—Cotton baa been very nervous and irregular during the week, but a sharp break on the announce ment that the allies would endeavor to prevent shipments of all commodities to Germany and Austria, was followed by a rally owing to the continued steadiness of southern spot markets and continued predictions of a sharp decrease in the coming acreage Increased arrivals of consigned cotton here from the south and the fixing of differences on some grades of tinged and stained cotton have been accompanied by rather heavy selling by one or two of the larger spot interests. Otherwise, however, there has been very little selling at tributed to the hedging of spot supplies, and the continued absence of such pres sure has doubtless encouraged some fresh buying by investors as well as covering of shorts* on declines Notwithstanding the comparatively steady ruling of prices, genorul business has been very much restricted. Marine Insurance is reported to be held at prac tically prohibitive rates, except where underwriters are relieved from claims arising from detention or seisure by the British governmen^>r its allies. It is ap prehended that the situation in this re spect may prevent further direct exports to Germany and possibly restrict the movement to certain of the neutral ports. There have been rumors. In fact, that exporters were endeavoring to relet ocean treight roogt, and predictions have been more or less general that unless the situ ation in this respect soon Improves, •cot ton held in this country for German and Austrian account may either be offered for resale or hedged in the contract mar kets. Such considerations, combined with uncertainties as to the development of new crop prospects, and the stability of ren aining spot holders have doubtless cheeked fresh buying for long account. Dally clearances, however, have con tinued liberal and the Interior towns are now showing considerable decrease Fail ures of the apprehended restriction on ex ports to cause immediate weakness in the spot markets has also served to offset some of the less favorable features. WHEAT DISTURBED BY EXPORT FEARS Market Is Unsettled. But With Little Change in Prices Chicago, March 5.—Fears that export demand for wheat from the United States might suddenly halt had a disturbing effect today on prices, but at the finish the market, although unsettled, was at the same level as last night to l%e off. Corn closed H0%c down, and oats at a decline of %@%c. Provisions wound up with gains of 2%@10e. Improved cash demand steadied corn even more than wheat. Nevertheless, there was much soiling by speculative holders and by shorts. Oats took the same course as other grain. Seaboard call remained strongly in evidence. Higher prices for hogs lifted provisions. Chicago. March 5.—Grain and pro visions. Wheat— Open. High. Low! Close. May . 1.86 1.40 U35% 'f.TFh July. 1.11% 1.13% 1.10% 1.13% Corn— May. 72% 72% 71% 72% July. 74% 74% 73% 74% Oats— May. 65% 55% 64% *>5% July. 61% 52 50% 51% Pork— May .17.40 17.40 17.27 17.37 July .17.75 17.80 17.67 17.75 Lard May .. 10.37 10.30 10.37 July. 10.62 10.65 10.62 Ribs— May . 9.92 9.95 9.S7 9.92 July.10.25 10.25 10.17 10.25 St. Louis Grain St. Louis, March 5.—Wheat: No. 2 red, $1.68(91.63%; No. 2 hard, nominal; May, $l.33%c. Corn: No. 2, 7O%071c; No. ? white, 74%c; May 7T%o. Oats: No. 2. 55c; No. 2 vihlte, 50%c: May, 54%c. Chicago Grain Chicago, March 5.—Wheat: No. 2 red, 6i.37%01.42; No. 2 hard, $l.3S%1&1.44. Corn: No. 2 nominal. Rye. nominal. Harley, 0*Oc. Timothy, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Clover, $10.50ra 12.75. Pork, $17. Lard, $9.85. Ribs, $8,754/ 9.25. Kansas City Grain Kansas City, March 6.-Wheat: No. 2 hard, $1.370*1.38; No. 2 red, fl.8601.36. Corn: . No. - mixed, ?H*e; No. 2 white. 72c, No. 2 yellow, 73c. Oats; No, 2 white. 5544c; No. 2 mixed, 5244J@5344°* Produce Market New York, March 5.—Blitter. 66J.. un settled. Creamery, extras <92 o.uret, creamery (higher scores). S04t6?Slc: firsts 264a#Sh'; seconds. 244126c, Eggs glrmer, 18,230: fresh gathered extras. 2l*4©22o: extra firsts. 2046c; firsts. 1944©20c;' sec onds. 194)1944°; nearby henery whites, 23 ©24c; do browns, 22c. Cheese steady, 5.79c; state whole milk held specials, 17©' 1744c; do average. fancy. 16444}'164ic. Dressed poultry, very quiet j prices un changed. Kansas City, March 6.—Butter, cream ery, 29c; firsts. 27c; seconds, 85c; pack ing, 17c. Eggs, firsts. I74*c; seconds, 15c. Poultry, hens. 14V£c; roosters. IOVjC; tur keys. 13c. Chicago, March 5.— Butter, unchanged. Eggs higher; receipts, 10,181 cases; at I mark, cases included. 18© 19c; ordinary firsts. l.SU.r; firsts. 19c. Potatoes loiter; re ceipts, 40 cars; Michigan and Wisconsin red, 36©38c; do white. 33©40o. Poultry, alive, higher: springs. 16c; fowls. 1644c. St. Louis. March 5.—Poultry unchanged, except chickens. 14c; ducks. 14*fcr. Butter and eggs, unchanged. New Orleans Rice Market New Orleans, March 5.—Clean rice con tinued strong today, business being dull In the rough grade. Quotations un changed. Receipts, clean, 4322. Bales. 3522 pockets; clean Honduras at. 2%©5c; 168 pockets Japan at 41fcc. Cotton Seed Oil New York, March 5.—Cotton seed oil was higher on support from local bulls, encouraged by the marked scarcity of offerings. Final prices showed a net gain of 6 to 7 points. Spot, 6.7007c; Mar oh. 6.71#6.75c; April, 6.80©6.88c; May, 6.9O06.!IBc: June, 7©7.04c: July. 7.13©7.14e; August. 7.23 7.24c; September, 7.3l©7.34c; October, 7© 7.25c; total sales. 4300. ■ .»,!---— - Montgomery Market Montgomery, March 5.—(Special.) Spot cotton was quoted here today as follows: Midtiling fair, new 8.69c; strict good middling, new 8.32c: good mid dling, old 7 15-16e; strict middling, old 7 11-16c, new 7.94c; middling, old 7 7-1 6e. new 7.69c; strict low' middling, old 6I6-I60, new 7.19c; low middling, old 6 7-16o, new 6.69c: strict good ordi nary, old 6 11-16C, new 6.19c; good or dinary. old f»5-16c, new X>.82e. Market quiet. Plan Naval Review Washington, March 5.— Plans now be ing worked out by the navy general board contemplate the arrival of tiie Atlantic fleet at New York about May 8. Secre tary Daniels said today the review in New York harbor and the war game exercises In Narragansett buy would take place be tween May 8 and June 25. The fleet now is maneuvering off the naval base at Guantanamo, Chiba. - *«<*■>• -uo.vvw s;iaro8. _LOCAL SECURITIES __ Kate. Bid. Asked. STOCKS Ala. F. & 1. 4 40 50 Amer. C. Rys., pfd.... 6 40 51 Amer. C. Rys. 17 Amer. T. & Sav. Bk... 8 160 170 Avondale Mills, com. .. 8 95 105 Avondale Mills, pfd ... 8 100 108 Bessemer C. & 1. 45 B’ham T. & S.10 235 255 B'ham Baseball Asso... 140 170 B’ham R. L., i p., com 6 72 . , B'ham R. L., & P., pfd.. 6 78 B'ham Realty Co.4 150 175 Cham, of Com., pfd.... 7 60 70 Corey Land . 50 75 East Lake Land . .. 75 Elmwood Cem. Co. ... 4 70 80 Empire Im., pfd. 8 100 102 Empire Im., com. 6 70 85 Enslev Land . 85 110 First Nat’I Bank .13 235 255 Great Sou. Life . 9 11 Interstate Casually ... 1 3 Jefferson Fertilizer ... 8 105 120 M. & M. Bank . 6 115 125 North B'ham Land ... 15 22 Realty T. Co., com. ... 6 100 110 Realty T. Co., pfd.8 100 110 Sou. States Fire . 1 3 Traders Nat. Bank ... 9 150 160 Kate. Bid. Asked. BONDS Ala. State ref., 1920... 4 96 100 Ala. State Renew, 1956 314 80 85 Ala. State Renew, 1956 4 98 100 Amer. C. Rys.5 ss ss Ala. Cons. 5 75 so Bessemer C. & 1.6 ino 103 B. R., L. & p.g 94 97 B. R., L. & r. 414 87 99 B'ham lee Factory .... 6 100 106 B'ham R. & E. 6 99 10i B'ham Waterworks ... G 102 105 City of Birmingham... 6 100 104 City of Birmingham... 5 95 101 Continental Gin . 5 100 105 Jefferson County. 6 101 104 Jefferson County. 6 102 107 Jefferson County. 414 95 101 Milner Land Co. 6 96 101 Nashville Railway _ 5 99 101 Pratt Consolidated ... 5 77 83 Sloss I. & S. G 99 100 Sloss I. & S. 414 02 95 T. C. I„ gen. mtg. 5 95 100 T. C. 1., Tenn. Dlv. G 99 103 T. C. I. Ship Bldg. 6 101 105 T. C. 1. B'ham Div.6 99 103 T. O. 1. Cahaba Dlv.... 6 100 103 Tt oodward Cons. 6 95 102 Bonds U. S. 2s, registered . OS1^ U. S. 2s, coupon ... 98 94 U. S. 3s, registered ..<401V» U. S. 3s, coupon . 101H U. S. 4s, registered . 109H U. S. 4s, coupon .. 110Vi Panama 3s, coupon. 101 Vi Central of Georgia 5s . 101 Illinois Central ref. 4s . 85 Louisville & Nashville un. 4s ....'. 91 % Seaboard Air Line adj. 5s. 62 Southern Railway 6s. 98% Southern Railway gen. 4s. 65 U. S. Steel 5s . 100V4 1 Mercantile Paper \ New York, March 5.—Prime mercantile j paper, 3Vi@3ys per cent; sterling exchange j firm, 60-day bills, $4.79.75; for cables, " $4.81.35; for demand, $4.81. Bar silver, ) 49tyc; Mexican dollars. 37Vic; government bonds firm; railroad bonds strong. Time loans, easy; 60 days, 2%@2$4 per cent; 90 days, 2%@3 per cent; six months, 3>i<g 3V4 per cent. Call money steady; high, 2 per cent; low, 1% per cent; ruling rate, ^ per cent; last loan, 2 per cent; closing bid, ‘ ’ll 19i pei' cent; offered at 2 per cent. ft London, March 5.—Bar silver. 23 3-16d A per ounce. Money, 1 per cent. Discount I rates: Short and three months. lVi per J cent. I Coffee Market W New York, March 5.—Coffee futures I were more active today with price show | ing decided firmness on the steadier rul H ing of the primary markets and a re j newed demand from houses with Euro I v pean connections. Private cables from Brazil reporting a good European demand in the producing markets were also a factor and after opening at an advance of 6 to 11 points the market here showed a further improvement on covering and bull support and trade buying, with the close at a net advance of 9 to 18 points. Sales, 26,000; March, 5.73c: April, 5.78c; V Mayt 5.84c; June. 6.86c; July, 0.84c; An IT gust, 6.91c; September, ' 6.99c; October, ! 7.05c; November, 7.11c; December, 7.17c; ‘j January, 7.20c. Spot, steady; Rio No. 7, 1 7%c; Santos No. 4. 5%c. Rio exchange on X London was Vsd higher and milreis prices A were unchanged. Brazilian port receipts. I 41,000; Jundiahy. 15.000. Cost and freight j offers were a shade higher in most in-1 1 stances, quotations ranging from 8.85c 1 to 9.10c for Santos 4s. Live Stock Market St. I -on is. March 6.—Hogs: Receipts, 8200; higher, Rigs and lights, $5.5000.90; mixed, $6.7500,95. Cattle: Receipts. 700. steady. Native steers, $74i$9: cows and heifers. $5,500 8.26: calves. $6.00010.75. Sheep: Receipts. 700; steady. Native muttons, $6.7507.40; lambs. email@example.com. Chicago, March 5.—Hogs: Receipts. 24. 000; higher. Hulk. $6.7006.80; light. 5G.530 6 85: mixed, $6.55®6.S5; heavy, 5G.3O06.8O; tough, *6.3006.40; pigs. $6.7506.76. Cattle: Receipts. 2000; firm. Native steers, $5.8509.15; cons and heifers, 53.50 ®7.70; calves, firstname.lastname@example.org. Kansas City, March 5.—Hogs: Receipts, 6600; higher. Bulk, $6.6506.70; packers. 56.6607.75; pigs. $6.0006.70. Cattle: Receipts. 900; strong. Prime steers. $8.2508.75: southern steers. 16.000! 7.50; cows, 54.2506.76; heifers, <6.0008.50; Stockers, *6.0007.80. Sheep; Receipts, 3400; steady. Lambs, *9.0009.60; yearlings, $7.7508.76; wethers, 57.0007.75. Metal Market New York, March 6.—Tin strong; five-ton lots, *48.50050; 25-toil lots, 518 bid; copper steady: electrolytic, *14.75014.87: casting, *14.25014.62: Iron quiet and unchanged: at London, spot copper, £63 10s; futures, £64; spot tin, £184; futures, £162 10s; antimony. £72075. New York. March 5.—Lead firm. *3.60 @4; London, £20 $4s 3d; spelter strong, *10,95011.45; London, £44 10s. Sugar Market New York, March 5.—Sugar futures opened .firm, Influenced by the strength of the spot market for XXX powder and unfavorable weather reports from Cuba. Prices at noon were S to 7 points higher. Raw BUgar strong; centritugal, •5.77c; molasses, 4c; refined steady. Realizing depressed prices in’ the late trading and the market closed easy un changed to 2 points lower; sales, 4060 tons; March. 3.52c; May. 5.88c; July. 3.9SC; September, 4.07c. Wool Market Boston, March 5.—-Business increased somewhat this week and sales of spot wools and foreign wools to arrive have made a market of fair proportions Prices are very firm and In a few in stances slightly higher. ■ Advices from abroad are all indi i catlve of strong competition and ad. ,1 vanclng prlcea • | i Contracting In the weat la still soat A Hubbard Bros. & Co. iWT 2e",r Orleans Cotton Exchange, New’ r« York Produce Exchange, Associate || Members Liverpool Cotton Association. I 1 Orders solicited for the purchase and ■ - sale of Cotton and Cotton fceed Oil for ■ future delivery. Special attention and H ., liberal terms given for consignments of Ijt spot cotton for deliver}’. CorrSapond ■ ^ sags invited, _ . I \ SHOWN Blf COTTON Strong Buying Is in Evi dence During Session at New Orleans New Orleans, March 5.—Great strength was displayed by cotton today after a short period of easiness around'tho open ing. ?'■’ong buying was in evidence, al though the ring was unable to name the interests who were leading in the buy ing. Shorts covered in confusion and sentiment was more bullish among profes sional traders than it has been for a long time. Higher spot markets were given as one of the reasons for the advance in futures, although many brokers claimed that spots were following futures. After the advance wa3 well under w£y the rumor was spread about that Austria would soon ask for peace. This undoubtedly brought In. many buying orders, although there was nothing in the reliable reports of the day to confirm the rumor. In the first tfades prices were 1 to a points over yesterday’s close on favor able cables, but heavy offerings met this small rise and prices were forced 3 to 7 points down. On this decline a buying wave developed upon which the market rose 18 to 20 points, reaching its highest level late in the session. The close was a net gain for the day of 13 to 18 points. New Orleans Cotton Futures New Orleans. March 5.—Cotton closed steady at a net advance of 13 to 18 points. High. Low'. Close. March . 8727 8.26 8.26 May. 8.47 8.27 8.45 July . 8.67 8.47 8.64 October . . 8.95 8.76 8.92 December . 9.09 S.92 9.08 New Orleans. March 6.—The cotton mar ket opened steady. March. 8.09c; May, 8.32c; July, 8.53c asked; October, 8.81c; December, 8.97c. New Orleans Spot Cotton New Orleans. March 6—Spot cotton firm, 13 points up. Sates on the spot, 616 bales: to arrive, 2140; Rood ordinary. 6.06c; strict Rood ordinary, 6.62c: low middling, 7.12c; strict low middling, 7.67c: middling, 7.We; strict middling. 8.19of Rood middling, 8.63o; strict good middling, 9c. Receipts 4580. Stock, 397,348. Hester’s Weekly Cotton Statement Comparisons are to actual dates, not to close ofl coresponding weeks. p In sight for week. 331,000; same »even days last year, ’ 187,000; same seven days year before, 171,000; for the month, 266,000: same date year before, 111,000; for season, 12.162,000; same date last year, 13,278,000^ same date year before, i2,469,000. Port re ceipts for season, 8,265,000; same date last year, 9,341.000; Same date year before last. 8,799.000. Overland to mills and Canada for season, 768,000; same date last year, 937.000; same date year before, 912,000. Southern mill takings for season. 2,198,000: same date last year, 2,427.000; same date year before, 2,224,000. Interior stocks In ex cess of August 1, 931,000; last year, 573,000; year before, 644,000. Foreign exports foir week. 356,OCO; same seven days last year, 240,000; for season, 6,533,000; same date last year, 7.283.000. Northern spinners' takings and Canada for week, 89,000; same seven days last year. 68,000; for season, 1,929,000; same dale last year, 2,200,000. Statement of Spinners’ Takings Statement, of spinners' takings of American cotton throughout, the world: This week, 298,000; same seven days last year. 303.000; same seven days year before, 265,000; total since August 1, 7.825,000; same date last year, 10, 367,000; same date year before, 10,042, 000. World’s Visible Supply Statement of world's visible supply: Total visible this week, 7,620,000; last week, 7,536,000: same date last year, 6, 079,000; same date year before, 5,581, 000. Of this the total American this week, 6,007.000; last week, 5,971,000; last year, 4,236,000; year before, ,4,033, 000. All other kinds this week. 1.612, 000; last week, 1,561,000; last year, 1, 843,000; year before, 1,648,000. Visible in the United States this week, 2,772,000; this date last year, 1,670,000; visible In other countries this week, 4,84S,000; this date last year, 4,604,000. tered and prices are without material change, although very Arm. Missouri, 89-blood, 36®36c; 89-blood, 36©36c; braid, 31®32n; Kentucky and similar. 89-blood, ukwashed, 34®35c; 89-blood unwashed, 37® 38c; scoured baets, Texaa fine 12 months, 72®75c: fine 8 months, 62®68c. / _ Naval Stores Savannah, Maroh * 6.—'Turpentine Arm, 42c; sules, none; receipts, 18: ship ments, 198; stock, 83,427. Rosin firm: sales, 762; receipts. 239; shipments. 201; •took. 127,124. Quote: A, B. 12.95; C. D, 12.0289: E, F, a. n. *2.0789; X, *3.12 89; wa’ **-45: ww Increasing Strength Shown in Cotton Market—Brok ers Covering Contracts Blight, spring-like weather brought on a brisk demand among fruit and produce dealers, and the Indications are that the week-end trade In all lines will prove ex ceptionally heavy. The demand for rish Is heavy; but supplies, with the excep tion of snapper, are scarce. Snapper has been very plentiful all the week, several carloads having been received in Bir mingham. Eggs are very plentiful, but the demand Is only fair. Today s quo tation on fresh country is 18c, a reduction of 2c per dozen. I Th; Birmingham cotton market shows Increasing strength, although spot prices remair. unchanged at today's opening. Re ports from New Orleans and New York exchanges showed a fair demand, brokers evidently deglrlng to cover such contracts as could be secured at reasonable quo tations. and reportB of this kind tend to bolster up the local market. Reports from Liverpool and New York show that few dealers have any faith in reports indicating an early discontinuance of hostilities; and those from Washington indicate that the United States govern ment will continue its efforts to secure permission of the English authorities for American dealers to make deliveries of cotton' contracted before the contraband measure was put In effect. - - - LOCAL QUOTATIONS Spot Cotton Good middling . g Strict middling . ’ 73/ Middling . 7aJ Strict low middling . The Iron Market if .*email@example.com 2|r . 9.^^1000 SF . firstname.lastname@example.org Gray Forge . S.G0@9.00 1S .10.<X>@10.50 2S . 9.oO@10.00 Poultry and Eggs Hens—15c. Live Turkeys—ISc; dressed turkeys, 24c. Fryers—144-144 lbs; average, 18c. Ducks—16c lb. Guineas—30c. Young Roosters—40c. Old Roosters—33c. Geese—«0@76o. Fresh country eggs—18c; graded carton eggs, 19c. Meats Extra Ribs—10c. Bellies—1114c. Boston Butts—1044c. Pork Loins—1144c. Breakfast Bacon—22c. Spare Ribs—844c. Regular Han^- 15c. Skinned Hams—1544c. Fruits and Produce Lemons—93.50. Limes—J1.25. Florida Oranges—921(2.50. Grapefruit—email@example.com. Florida Strawberries—30@40c qt. Apples—Winesaps, $4.60; Baldwins. 52® 3.50; Ben Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org; box apples email@example.com. Peanuts—544@«44c per lb. Malaga Grapes—95@6 per keg. Tomatoes—firstname.lastname@example.org per crate. Cocoanuts—94 per sack. Cranberries—Per box, 51.7B@2; per bar rel, 97. Celery—Florida, per crate, 92.76 ; 75c dozen. Walnuts—16@20c lb. Pecs ns—lB@20e per lb. FI 1 hurts—16c per lb. Almonds—20c per lb. Chestnuts—9c per lb. Lettuce—11.7B@2. Eggplants—93.60. Green Peas—93.50. Green Beans—93.60. Onions—244c per lb. Spanish Onions—91.76 per crate. Sweet Potatoes—91 per bushel. Irish Potatoes—75c per bushel. Cabbage—2c per lb. New Cabbage—92.25 per crate. London Layer Raisins—91.75. California Figs—92 per'case. Seed Potatoes—email@example.com bu. Onion Sets—91.75®2 bu. Creamery Products Creamery Butter—32@34c; process but ter. 30c; oleomargarine, lo@23c. Full Cream Cheese—17c; Imported Swiss, 33c; Pimento, dosen, 91.15. Flah Perch—8c, * Salt Water Trout—1144612c. Blue Catfish—744c. Red Snapper—96044c. Gray Snapper 9®6c. Mullet—64469c. mew lorn lot ton futures New York, March 5.—Cotton closed steady. High. Low. CIobb. March ............... 8751 8738 8,48 May. 8.73 8.52 8.69 July . 8.93 8.70 8.70 October . 9.22 9.02 9.17 December . 9.42 9.21 9.37 Port Cotton Movement New Orleans: Middling, 7.94c; receipts. 45S0; exports, S224; sales, 2755; stock, 397,348. Galveston: Middling. 8.4oc: receipts, 15, 602; exports, 18,025; sales, 1528; stock, 518, 226. Mobile: Receipts, 775c; receipts, 163; sales, 50; stock, 56,321. Savannah; Middling, Sc; receipts, S042; exports, 2507; sales, 1118; stock, 277,626. Charleston: Middling, 7:*c; receipts, 1357; exports, 14,300; stock, 100.155. Wilmington: .Middling, TTle: receipts, 1889; exports, 10,300; Btoek, 63,750. Norfolk: Middling, 7.88c; receipts, 2619; sales, 1235; stock, 77,872. Baltimore: Middling. 8'4c; receipts, 662 Boston: Middling, 8.55c; receipts, 28; stock, 12,372. Philadelphia: Middling. 8.90c: stock, 6426. New York: Middling, 8.65c; exports, 600; stock, 131,750. Minor Ports: Receipts. 2809; stock, 113,459. Total today: Receipts, 38.111; exports, 49,156; stock, 1,927,229. Total for week: Receipts, 302,325; ex perts. 354,615. Total for season: Receipts, 8,26I.54S; ex ports, 5,533,195. Interior Cotton Movement Houston: Middling, 8.35c; receipts. G400; shipments, 9325; sales, 2760; stock. 171 747. ■Memphis: Middling. 8c; receipts, 4447; shipments, 4969: sales, 3000: stock, 221,632. Augusta: Middling, 7.87c; receipts, 790; shipments? 872; sales, 497; stock, 140,216. St. Louis: Middling, 8c; receipts, 3902; shipments. 4419: stock, 36.797. Cincinnati: Receipts, 888; shipments, 1412: stock, 12,888. Littlo Rock: Middling, 7.75c; receipts, 119; shipments, 643; sales, 880; stock, 48,744. Dallas: Middling, 8c; sales. 2029. Total today: Receipts, 16,346; shipments, 21,640; stock, 632,024. New York, March 5.—Cotton futures opened steady; May, 8.68c; July, S.Slc: October, 9.10c; December, 9.30c. New York Spot Cotton New York, March 6.—Spot cotton quiet; middling uplands, 8.65c; no sales. Liverpool Cotton Liverpool, March 5.—-Cotton, spot, steady; pood middling;, 5.31rt; middling, 4.99d: low middling:, 4.60d; sales. 7006; speculation and export, 2500^ receipts, , 53,142; futures steady; May and June. 4.89d; June and July, 4.93d; July and; Auffust, 4.99d; October and November. 5.13d; January and February, 5.20d. Weekly Cotton Statistics Liverpool, March 6.—Weekly cotton statistics: Total forwarded to mills, 94, C00 bales, of which American were 76, 000; stock, 1,321,000; American, 1,017, 000; imports, 219,000; American, 191,000; exports, 7000. Dry Goods Market New York, March 5.—The textile al liance and the wool manufacturers to day settled their differences and cus todian banks will be appointed to re ceive the wool shipped here from Eng land for American factories. Cotton goods were steady but quiet. Silks were steady with a moderate demand. Hubbard Bros. & Co.’s Letter New York, March 5.—(Special.)—To day our market recovered the entire decline of yesterday, closing steady. 1.CSS was heard of the rumors of the delivery of undesirable cotton, us it soon became apparent that the eights of buyers would be fully protected, or that they were perfectly able to pro tect. themselves. Absence of any pressure from the south. Continued large exports, coupled with sdtne rumors of peace proposi tions. were given as tha reasons for the Improvement. More probable than all ■ was the strength of the foreign markets, which were not disposed to follow the weakness here. Spanish Mackerel-12l4®15c. Fresh Pompano—20025c. Gulf Oysters—Standards, $1 gallon; se lects, 31.25 gallon; plants 31.50. Hides and Tallow Green salt hides. 16017c; green salt hldsa (half cured), 15®16c; green hides (fresh), 14015c; dry flint hides, 28029c; dry salt hides, 26027c; damaged hides, half pries; sheep skins, 60060c; horse hldea. 1203.50; sherllngs, 15026c; goat aklna. 30036c; kid skins, 10c; 'tallow, 5c; clean, unwashed wool, 20023c; burry wool, 120150; ginseng, t,®0. Flour and Breadstuff* Self-rising flour, |7.<6; Tennessee flour, 37.30; Michigan flour, 33.40; Idaho flour, 17.65; Indiana flour. 37.50; spring wheat flour. 37.86; hard winter wheat flour, 07.76; aborts. 332; pure wheat bran, 130; C. 8. meal, 7% per cent, 335; Cremo meal, |26; C. S. hulls, 3U ton; No. 1 timothy hay, per ton, hulls, tu ton; No. 1 timothy hay, per ton, 325; mixed alfalfa and Johnson grass, per ton, 319; pea green alfslfg, western, 326; mixed feeds, per ton. 335; Oats, per bushel. 73c; corn, per bushel, 08c; corn meal, 11.80 per M pounds. 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