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Some of the Speculative Favorites Decline Over a Point •j New York, March 32.—Securities dis played less resistance to selling pressure today, some of the speculative favorites decllng over a point on moderate offer ings. Heaviness was most pronounced In the afternoon, motor shares yielding practically all the ground gained during the morning session. General unsettlement occurred in the final dealings, When it became known that Southern railway directors had de-, cided to pass the dividend on the pre \ ferred stock, which broke 5 points to 46, 1 2 points above its minimum. At the j same time announcement w.as made of j the suspension of the dividend on Sloss Sheffield iron preferred. Today’s market was left largely to its > own devices, actual leadership still being lacking. j Foreign exchange was again variable, the feature being Italian llres, which | Were about 25 points under rates quoted a week ago. j Bank clearings confirm recent advices Of a halt in trade at loading centers. Time money was freely quoted at re cent low rates and commercial paper was on a parity with long time matu rities. Total sales of stocks. 225,300 shares. Investment bonds Irregular, with more pteadiness in some of the cheaper issues, j Total sales, par value, $1,995,000. Panama coupon 3s wrere % per cent lower on call. Bonds V. S. 2s registered. 98% U. S. 2s coupon. 98% TJ. S. 3s registered. 101% TJ. S. 3s coupon . 3 01% TJ. S. 4s registered . 3 09% TJ. S. 4s coupon . 310% Panama 3s coupon . 101% Central of Georgia 5s . 3 01 Illinois Central ref. 4s .. 85 Ivouisville & Nashville un. 4s .... 92 Keaboard Air Line adj. 5s .... G2% Southern Bell Telephone 5s .... 97% Southern Railway 5s . 99 ( Southern Railway gen. 4s . 65 ' TJ. S. Steel 5s . J00”i —— Mercantile Paper • New York, March 12.—Prime mercantile paper, 3% per cent; sterling exchange easy; 60-day blls, $4.78.75; for cables, $4.80.66; for demand, $4.80.15. Bar silver, 61%u. Mexican dollars, 38V4c. Govern ment bonds heavy; railroad bonds unset tled Time loans steady; 60 days, 2% per cent; 90 days, 2%@3 per cent; six months, 8% percent. Money on call steady; high, 2 per cent; low*, 1% per cent; ruling rate, 2 per cent; last loan, 2 per cent; closing bid, IT* per cent; offered at 2 per cent. London, March 12.—Bar silver, 24 3-16d per ounce; money, 1 per cent; discount rates, short bills, 1%@1% per cent; three months, 1%@1% per cent. h metai market M l New York, March 12.—Tin nominal; 5 ■ ton lots, $17@49; 25-ton lots, $47 bid. Copper ■ ] firm, electrolytic, 14.87@15c; casting, 14.25# Hj 34.62c Iron steady and unchanged. At MB'; London: Spot copper, £64 15s; futures, B • *56 6s. Spot tin, £1S9 10s; futures, £167 Mg 10s. Antimony, £75@78. B I New York, March 12.—Lead steady, $3.90 H| @4. London, £21 7s 6d. Spelter not quot -.- ed. London, £44 10s. I Wool Market H| Boston, March 12.—The wool market has HI heel' in a waiting attitude during the past B; week and while a little business lias been B accomplished day by day, the total vol I ume (I business has been only fair. Prices ?||| on some wools have been easier, but not K materially so. Elsewhere throughout the ^1, world wool prices rule strong and the HH tendency lias been upward again. W Purchasing in the west has been rather B desultory during the week, and about on B the tame level of prices named last week. B Missouri- One-half blood, unwashed, 34@ B 3oc; three-eighths blood, unwashed, 3<@ ■ Live Stock MM St. Louis, March 12.—Hogs: Receipts, B 8300, lower. Pigs and lights, $6#7.25; B mixed and butchers, $email@example.com; good B heavy, $6.90#7.05. B Cattle; Receipts, 700; steady. Native ■ beef steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows and heifers, B $email@example.com; Texas and Indian steers, $5.25# B 7 75; cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; native B calves, $email@example.com. |pf Sheep: Receipts. 2500; steady; native B muttons, $firstname.lastname@example.org; lambs, $email@example.com; B yearlings, $firstname.lastname@example.org; sheared yearlings, B $email@example.com. IflMi Chicago, March 12:—Hogs: Receipts, |H; 19,000; higher; bulk, $firstname.lastname@example.org; light, B: $email@example.com; mixed, $6.60@G.S7%; heavy, $6.25# B , 6.85; rough, $firstname.lastname@example.org; pigs, $email@example.com. Bj; Cattle; Receipts. 10PO; firm; native g Bteers, $5.75#8.75; western, $5.00®7.35; cows B and heifers, $3.30#7.65; calves, $6.60#$10.00. -M Sheep; Receipts, 5000; strong; sheep, JH $firstname.lastname@example.org; yearlings, $email@example.com; lambs, $7.75 ■ @$10.00. B| Kansas City, March 12.—Hogs: Receipts, 7700; steady; bulk, $6.85#6.95; lieavy, $6.85 jBf @6.02%; packers and butchers, $6.85#6.95; » light, $C.firstname.lastname@example.org; pigs, $email@example.com. S; Cattle: Receipts, 1000; steady; prime fed ■ steers, $8,254)8. fb; dressed beef steers, $7.0)1 B @*8.00; southern steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows, $4.25#6.85; heifers. $email@example.com; Stockers, $6,00 B @7.85. ligi Sheep: Receipts, 3500; strong; lambs, If $9.25#9.90; yearlings, $S.25@9.W; wethers, Hi $firstname.lastname@example.org; ewes, $email@example.com. B Sugar Market B New York, March 12.—Sugar futures B opened firmer today In anticipation of Bj the English embargo being lifted and a .*B; more active demand In the spot market. HS Prices at noon were 10 to 11 points net Bi higher. Raw sugar firm; centrifugal, 4.77c; ;^H - molasses, 4c; refined firm, 15 points hlgli er; cut loaf, 6.80c; crushed, 6.70c; mould B. A, 6.36c; cubes, 6.15c; XXXX powdered. B fl.OBc; -powdered, 0c; fine granulated, 6.90c; ■ diamond A, 5.90c; confectioners’ A, 5.80c; B No. 1. 6.65c. ■j Prices reacted a few points before twl B light, but the market closed Arm, 7 to H| 31 points higher. Sales, 13,250 tons. March. 3.86c; May, 3.95c; July, 4.05c; September, B H Coffee Market B New York, March 12.—Coffee futures 3® Were more active today and prices ruled Uli1 higher on reports of an improving spot B demand, continued steadiness of the pri B mary markets, reports of further clear B knees from Brazil to Europe, and Some 'S what smallei interior Santos receipts. B Opened at an advance of 4 points and ■ closed 6 to 12 points net Higher. Sales, 1H 13.500; March, 5.78c; April, 6.81c; May, ® 6.88c; June, 5 90c; July, 6.94c; August, 7.01c B September, 7.07c; October, 7.14c; Novem B her 7.19c; December, 7.24c; January, 7.29c §K Spot Arm; Rio No. 7, 7%c; Santos No. 4, §§ #%e Rio exchange was 3-16d higher, while ® the mllrels price wrs unchanged at San H tos and 75r higher at Rio. Brazilian port B r^-elpts, 47,000; Jundlaiiy, 7000. Victoria B cleared 13,000 bags for New York. Cost >H ' Mai freight offers were reported firm B and about 15 to 25 points higher. Cotton Seed Oil >■ New York, March 12.—Cotton seed oil B was steady on demand from March shorts B and local professional buying on the Hubbard Bros. & Co. B Cotton Merchants, Han.iver Square, N, ^B Y. Members New York Cotton Exchange, ijg^H Non’ Orleans Cotton Exchange. Now) York Produce Exchange, Associate fiB Members Liverpool Cotton Association. Orders solicited for the purchase and IBg^Bsale of Cotton and Cotton Seed Oil for ■■tutui-e delivery. Special attention and irlBnbsral given for consignments of BBmm |C.°t|t|°a )tBr d*Uv,ry- Correspond CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS Sales. High. Ia>\v. Close. Amal. Cop.9100 65% 63 T» 63% Amer. AgrI. 48% Amer. Can .... 700 27% 27% 27% Amer. C. & F. .. 100 41 41 41 Amer. C. pfd . 100 48% 4S% 48% Amer. Cot. Oil. 43 Amer. Smelt. ex div 3s .... 3100 61% 63 63Vi Amer. Snuff .148 Amer. Sugar ...5100 103% 102 102 Amer. T. & T. . 9tl0 120% 120 120 Amer. Tob.222 Atchison .1700 96 95% 95% A. C. L. .101 B. & 0.1800 67% 66Vi 66x;. Can. Fac.2100 160% 159% 159% Cen. Leath.1300 33% 33% 83% C. & 0. 700 42% 41% 42 C., 31. & St. P. . 900 87% 86 % 86% Eric . 700 23% 22 % 22% Clen. Elec. ,A.... 200 139 Vi 139 139>. ti. N. pfd . 400 116 113% 115% 111. Cen.103 Inter.-Alet. pfd .2800 59 58 % 58% K. C. S. 21% Lehigh \’al. 900 135% 134 U.134K L. & N.100 113 113 “ll3 “ Liggett & Myers 100 218 218 218 Lorillard Co.. M. . K. & T. ...2500 11 % 10 % io% Mo. Pac.940,. 11 % io% 10% Alex. Pet.2300 67% 66 66 I Sales. High. Low. Clone. N. Y. C. 600 84 S3 83 N. T.. N. H. * Hart.3800 52% 51% 61% N. & W. 100 102 102 301 Nor. Fac. 500 103% 102% 102% Pennsylvania ... TOO 105% 105% 105% Reading .26100 145% 143% 143% li. I. & S.100 19% 19% 19% do pfd . 200 76% 76% 76% R. I. Co.100 % % % do pfd .100 1% 1 1 St. La. & San F. 2d pfd . 3% S. A. U . 300 13% 13% 13% do pfd . 200 32% 32% 32% Sloss-Sheff. Steel and Iron . .. 24 Sou. Fac.8200 84% 83 83% Sou. Ry.1100 15 74 14 74 14 7* do pfd .1800 48% 45 45 % Tentk Copper ex dlv 2%s ..2400 28% 2778 2775 Texas Co. 200 133 132 132 T. & F.1000 14% 14 14 Union Par. ...8100 120% 119% 119% U. S. Steel ....1800 45% 44% 44% do pfd . 400 105% 104% 104% Utah Cop.3200 63 52 62 V. -C. Chem. 20% West. Union .. 800 64 % 64 64 Beth. Steel 5400 55% 54% 54 % Amer. B. S.4600 40% 39% 40 j.oiai sales for tin* clay. 231,500 shares. _LOCAL SECURITIES mu. AIHCU. STOCKS Ala. F. & 1. 4 40 60 Amer. C. Rys., pfd.G 47 49 Amer. C. Rys. .. 17 Amer. T. & Sav. Bk... S 160 170 Avondale Mills, com. .. 8 95 105 Avondale Mills, pfd ... 8 RJ0 108 Bessemer C. & I. .. 45 B'ham T. & S.10 945 755 B'ham Baseball Asso... 140 170 B'ham R„ L. & p„ com 6 70 B'ham R., L. & P., pfd.. 6 77 B’ham Realty Co.4 150 176 Cham, of Com., pfd.... 7 60 70 Corey Land . 50 75 East Lake Land . .. 76 Elmwood Cem. Co. ... 4 70 80 Empire Im., pfd.8 100 102 Empire Im., com. 6 70 85 Ensley Land . 85 110 First Nat’l Bank .12 235 265 Great Sou. Life . 9 11 Interstate Casualty ... 1 3 Jefferson Fertilizer ... S 105 120 M. & M. Bank . 6 116 125 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 _ Rate. Bid. Asked. BONDS Ala. State ref., 1920... 4 96 100 Ala. State Renew, 1956 SO 85 Ala. State Renew, 1956 4 98 100 Amer. C. Rys. 5 85 88 Ala. Cons. 5 75 80 Bessemer C. & 1.6 100 103 B. R„ L. & P. 8 94 97 B. R,, L. & p.4^ 87 89 Bham lee Factory .... 6 100 106 B'ham R. & E. 5 99 101 B’ham Waterworks ... 6 102 105 City of Birmingham... 6 100 104 City of Birmingham... 6 93 101 Continental tlln . 5 100 105 Jefferson County. 5 101 104 Jefferson County. 6 102 107 Jefferson County. 41^ 95 101 Milner Land Co.6 96 101 Nashville Railway .... 5 99 101 Pratt Consolidated ... 5 77 83 Sloss I. & S. 6 9? 100 Sloss I. & 8. 41^ 92 95 T. C. 1, gen. mtg. 5 95 100 T. C. I., Tenn. Dlv. 6 98 103 T. C. I. Ship Bldg. 6 102 105 T. C. I. B’ham Dlv. .... C 99 103 T. C. I. Cahaba Dlv.... 6 100 108 Woodward Cons. . 6 95 102 | - - Under Somewhat Heavy Liquidation Prices Fall Off New Orleans, March 12.—'The cotton market had a soft undertone today and prices fell off under rather heavy liquida tion from the long side. While the fall in prices was in the nature of a reac tion from the long continued advance, some of the selling in the afternoon was inspired by the turn of events in Mexico, and at all times bulls were not pleased with the restrictions placed on exports ot. cotton by the European allies. The feel ing grew that the outward movement of the crop was in danger of being cur tailed. With the exception of one or two unim portant upward movements early in the session the market had a downward trend ; throughout the day and .the close was j practically at the lowest, a net loss of IS 1 to 13 points. The few signs of steadi-1 ness were the result of the continued food \ demand for spots. Prices of actual cot- ! | ton were unchanged while sales were 408* I bales. Pressure to buy spots to fill out: engagements by the middle of the month j was reported. New Orleans Cotton Futures New Orleans, March 12.—Cotton ■ closed at a net decline of 12 to 15 points. I High. Ix>w. Close. ] 1 March . 8.3 1 May . 8.68 8.54 8.54 July . 8.89 8.75 8.70 1 j October . 9.18 9.04 9.05! December . 9.34 9.2S 9.23 j New Orleans Cotton Futures New Orleans, March 12.—Cotton opened steady; March, 8.42c; May, 8.62c; July, 8.85c; October, 9.15c asked; December, 9.33c. New Orleans Spot Cotton New Orleans, March 12.—Spot cotton steady and unchanged. Sales on the spot, 2405; to arrive, 1035; good ordinary, 6.50c; strict good ordinary. 7.06c; low middling, 7 50c; strict low middling, 8.01c; middling, 8.38c; strict middling, 8.63c; good middling, 9.07c; strict good middling, 9.44c; receipts, 9531; stock,370,583. Hester’s Weekly Cotton Statement Comparisons are to adtual dates not to close of corresponding weeks. In sight for week, 277,000; same seven days last year, 177,000; same seven days year before, 175,000; for the month, 546, 000; same date last year, 302,000rsame date year before, 286,000; for season, 12,442,000; same date last year, 13,455, 000; same date year before, 12,645,000. Port receipts* for season, 8,498,000; same date last year, 9,474,000; same date year before last, 8,899,000. Overland to mills and Canada for season, 797,000; same date last year, 962,000; same date year before, 931,000. Southern mill takings for season, 2,247,000; same date last year, 2,478,000; same date year before. 2,285,000. Interior* stocks in excess of August 1, 901,000; last year, 541,000; year before, 529,000. Foreign exports for week, 359,000 same seven days last year, 116,000; for season, 6,892,000; same date last year, 7,398,000. Northern spin ners’ takings and Canada for week, 67, 000; same seven days last year, 43,000; for season, 1,996,000; to same date last year, 2,243,000. Spinners’ Takings Statement of spinners’ takings of Amer ican cotton throughout the world: This week, 258.000: same seven days last year. 291,000; same seven days year before, 387, 000; total since August 1, 8,083,000; same date last year, 10,058,000; same date year before, 10,325,000. World’s Visible Supply Statement of world's visibly supply: To tal visible tills week, 7,624,000; last week, 7,620,000: same date last year, 6,0*4,000; same date year before, 5,482,000. Of this the total American this week, 6,930.000: last week, 6.007,000; Iasi year, .4,121.000; year before, 3,926,000. All other kinds this week, 1,583.000; last week, 1,612,000; last year, 1. #13.000;, ’ear before, 1,556.000. Visible In the United* _?.tes this week, 2,576,000; this date last year, 1.638,0000. Visible In other coun tries this week, 6,048,000; this date last year, 4,4*7.000. strength in other commod:ty markets. March closed 9 points higher and other months unchanged to 2 net higher. Spot, 6.78c; March, 6.7400.80c; April, 6.79 @G.82c, May, firstname.lastname@example.org; June, 70".08c; July 7.1007.12c; August, 7.1907.20c; Sep tember, 7.2607.30c; October, 7.0507.20c. Total sales, 8500. Naval Stores • Savannah, March 12.—Turpentine firm, 42c; sales, 21; receipts, 4; shipments, 203; stock, 31,020. Rosin firm; sales, 84; re ceipts, 256; shipments, 219 stock, 112,2of. Quote: A B, »2.*0; C, D, 18.024*; E, F, O, Hi * ..\ ! * * DEMAND FOR FRESH MEATSMORESLACK Cotton Market Rather Weak at the Close of Business Yesterday Business on Morris avenue continues good, although the demand, for fresh meats Is said to be somewhat slack at this time. Both flour and cotton quota tions arc unchanged, but the cotton mar ket at the close Friday seemed rather weak. , Future quotations were off about 12 points, but this has not yet caused a re action In local spot quotations. LOCAL QUOTATIONS Spot Cotton flood middling .. Strict middling . Middling . Strict low middling . The Iron Market IF .*email@example.com 2F . 9.„, 1000 SF . 9.00®9.60 Gray Forge . S.SOtjJS.OO IS .10.00®10.50 2S . firstname.lastname@example.org Poultry and Eggs Hens—15c. Live Turkeys—18c; dressed turkeys, 24c. FYyers—Bi-lli lbs; average, lSe. Ducks—15c lb. Guineas—30c. Young Roosters—4flc. Old Roosters—35c. Geese—ti0@75c. Fresh country eggs—17c; graded carton eggs. 19c. ■— Meats Extra Ribs—10c. Bellies—1114c. Boston Butts—1014c. Pork Loins—1114c. Breakfast Bacon—22c. Spare Ribs—814e. Regular Hams—16c. Skinned Hams—1614c. Fruits and Produce Letnons—33.60. Limes—11.26. Mur.da Oranges—1202.60. Grapefruit—»1.76®2 26. Florida Strawberries—30®40c qt. Apples—Winesaps, |4.60; Baldwin*. 330 3.50; Ben Davis. $2.5003.50; box apples $1.5001.75. Peanuts—6140614c per lb. Malaga Grapes—3506 per keg. Tomatoes—32.7503.25 per crate. Cocoanuts—$4 per sack. Cranberries—Per box, $1.7502; per bar rel, 17. Celery—Florida, per crate, $2.75; 75o dozen. Walnuts—16020c lb. Pecans—15020c per lb. Fllburts—15c per lb. Almonds—20c per lb. Chestnuts—9c per lb. Lettuce—$1.7502. Eggplants—63.60. Ureen Peas—$3.50. Green Beans—*3.60. Onions—214c per lb. Spanish Onions—31.76 per crate. Sweet Potatoes—$1 per bushel. Irish Potatoes—75c per bushel. Cabbage—2c per lb. New Cabbage—$2.25 per crate. London Layer Raisins—$1.76. California Figs—$2 per case. Seed Potatoes—$101.26 bu. Onion Sets—$1.7502 bu. Creamery Products Creamery Butter—32034c; process but ter. 30c; oleomargarine, 15023c. Full Cream Cheese—17c; Imported Swiss. 33c; Pimento, dozen, $1.35. Fish Perch—8c. Balt Water Trout—1114012c. Blue Catfish—714e. Rett Snapper—80914c. Gray Snapper—40oc. Mullet—61406c. Spanish Mackerel—1214015c. Fresh Pompano—20025c. Gulf Oysters—Standards, $1 gallon; se lects, $1.26 gallon; plants, $1.50. Hides and Tallow Green salt hides, 16017c; green salt bides (half cured), 15016c; green hides (fresh), 14015c; dry flint hides, 28029c: dry salt hides, 26@27c; damaged hides, l)alf price; sheep skins, 60060c; tiorse hides. $203.60; sherllngs; 15025c; goat skins, 30065c; kid skins, 10c; tallow, 5c; clean, unwashed wool, 20023c; burry wool, 12015c; ginseng, l«06. Flour and Breadstuffs Self-resing flour, *7.60; Tennessee flour, 37.20; Michigan flour, $8.35; Idaho flour, $7.60; Indiana flour, $7.45; spring wheat flour. $7.96; hard-winter wheat flour, *7.90; shorts, *32; pure wheat bran, *30; C. B. 'meal. 744 per cent, *30; Cremo meal, $26; C. 8. hulls. 310 ton; No. 1 timothy hay, 325 per ton; mixed alfalfa and Johnson grass, per ton, *19; pea green alfalfa, western, DURING THEDAV General Liquidation and Spot House Selling New York Features New York. March 12.—After a very quiet morning, cotton turned easier during to day’s trading and closed barely steady at a net decline of 12 to 15 points under general liquidation and spot house sell ing. Cables were lower than due on yester day’s New York close, but after opening at a decline of 3 to 6 points, the local market rallied on over-night buying or ders and continued covering of straddlers by IJverpool interests. Active months sold a point or two above yesterday’s closing on this bulge, or back to practi cally the high level reached on yester day’s advance, but offerings Increased around 9.46 for October, and prices grad ually eased off during the afternoon. At first offerings were well enough taken to give the market a pretty steady undertone, but pressure became more pronounced toward the close when there was selling here by spot house brokers, which was supposed to be the liquidation of hedges by exporters against purchases of spot cotton in the south. Closed at practically the lowest point of the day. Private southern advices in dicated large spot sales at steady prices. Exports today were 49.937 hales, making 5,892,650 so far this season. Port receipts, 43,559 bales. United States port stocks, 1,563,752 hales. Today’s interior receipts, IS.914; shipments. 23.974. Southern spot markets were unchanged to 12 points higher. Bearish visible supply figures were a factor on the late break, the In crease in the visible American for the week being 32,211 bales against a de crease of 99.003 last year. New York Cotton Futures New York, March 12.—Cotton fu tures closed barel ysteady. H1 gh. Low, cTo.se. March ..... . 8.65 8.53 8.54 May . 8.97 8.81 8.82 July . 9.18 9.05 9.05 October . 9.46 9.80 9.84 December . 9.46 9.31 9.31 New' \ ork, March 12.—Cotton futures opened steady; May, 8.90c; July, 9.14c; Oc tober, 9.41c; December, t.BSc; January, 9.09c. New York Spot Cotton Now York, March 12.—Spot cotton quiet; middling uplands, 8.80c; sales, none. Liverpool Cotton Liverpool, March 12.—Weekly cotton sta tistics; Total forwarded to mills, 76,000 hales, of which 56,000 were American; stock, 1,368,TOO; American, 1,064,000; Imports, 139,000; American, 108,000; exports, 16,000. Port Cotton Market New Orleans: Middling, 8,38c; receipts, 9531; exports, 18,851; sales, 4010; stock. 370,583. Galveston; Middling, 8.76c; receipts, 6924; exports. 5600:, sales, 1998; stock, 487,830. Mobile: Middling. 8.06c; receipts, 234; sales, 250; stock. 42,061. Savannah: Middling, 8.38c: receipts. 3087; exports, 13,742; sales, 1389; stock, 181,578. charleston: Middling, 8*4o; receipts, 1291; sales, 400; stock, 86,696. Wilmington: Middling, Stic; receipts, 830; stock, 62,127. Norfolk; Middling. 8.25c; receipts, 2926; sales, 2025; stock, 75,521. Baltimore: Middling, 8%c; receipts, 2059; stock, 5133 Boston. Middling, 8.86c; receipts, 606; stock, 12,360 Philadelphia: Middling, 9.05c; receipts. 25: stock, 8829. t New York: Middling, 8.80c; exports, 194; stock, 130,269. Minor ports: Receipts, 19,380; exports, 11,650; stock, 99,045. Total today: Receipts, 43,793; exports, 49,937; stock, 1,562,022. Total for week: Receipts, 229,803; ex ports, 359,035. Total for season; Receipts, 8,498,175; ex ports, 6,892,229. Interior Cotton Market Houston: Middling, 8.70c; receipts, 8543; shipments, 9813; sales, 2447; stock, 171,956. Memphis; Middling, 8.12c; receipts, 4136; shipments, 6234; sales, 3200; stock, 217,393. Augusta; Middling, 8.19c; receipts, 556: shipments, 092; sales, 1016; stock, 138,602. St. Louis; Middling, 8Vtc. receipts, 3436; shipments, 3723: sales, 63; stock, 37,035. . Cincinnati: Receipts, 1307; shipments, 967; stock. 17,054. Little Rock: Middling. 8.12c: receipts, 612; shipments, 916; sales, 916; stock, 45, 310. Dallas: Middling, 8.18c; sales, 3470. Total today; Receipts, 18,650; shipments, 22,345; stock, 627,349. Liverpool npoi votion I.Ivcrpool, March 12.—Cotton; spot prices steady; good middling, 5.48d; middling, a.ITd; lt^w middling, 4.77d; sales, 7000; spec ulation and export, 2000; receipts, 28,000; futures quiet; May and June, 5.04<6d; June and July, S.ODd; July and August. 5.15%d; October and November, 5.31d; January and February, 6.38d. Dry Goods Market New York, March 12.—Cotton goods markets were quiet and steady today. Yarns were dull. Wool markets general ly firm. Silks for immediate delivery In fair demand; futures quiet Hubbard Bros. & Co.’s Letter New York, March 12.—(Special.)—A re action which was Impending yesterday occurred today and at the close tonight seemed likely to go somewhat further because of the lack of credence In the reports of a sharp decrease In the acre age. Many who had bought at lower prices during the winter soid yesterday ami today oil the fear that the decrease after all might not be so large. Prob ably they would come again to the sup port of the market, could they feel sure' that we would not have to carry over a large surplus to another large crop. We all are surprised at the continued export movement and the relatively small accumulation of cotton In the hands of American spinners. DEPUTIESSMASH 800 BOTTLES WHISKY Dcthan, March 12.—(Special.)—Fifty gal lons of whisky, contained In 800 half pint bottles, were today destroyed by deputies from Sheriff J. A. May’s office, the bot tles being broken on the city trash pile. 1'hls lot was consigned to a fictitious ad dress and was Belzed at the Central of Georgia depot at Taylor, a small station near Dothan. It was thought to have been owned by "blind Mger” operators In this city, though no one appeared to claim the property. Sheriff May still has a large quantity of liquor, which he has seized In his ciusade on "blind tigers" In this county, stored in the county Jail. Disposition of the remainder of his stock has not been determined. Finland Indignant Berlin, March 12.—(By wireless to Sayville.)—Reports from Stockholm to the Overseas News agency says that Indignation prevails among the people of Finland because of the deportation to Siberia of Judge Svlnbufvid. the presi rt of the Finnish diet. *26; bixed feeds, per ton, *36; oats, per bushel. 78c; corn, per bushel, 88c; corn meal, *1,80 per 96 pounds. / WEEKLY COTTON REVIEW New York, March 12.—Cotton hna been more active during the past week and prices have advanced to within 3 points of the season's high record on October con tracts, as a result of covering, trade buying and renewed demand from Invest ment or speculative sources. Apprehen sions of an Immediate Interference wltn the export movement have been relieved by a supplementary announcement that cotton might be shipped without danger of relzure on contracts existing prior to March 2, providing it was cleared before April 1, and the rush to fill export engage ments while marine Insurance was still ay;11 table at reasonable rates has nat urally shown itself In larger spot sales, continued heavy clearances and firmness In the southern markets. This has probably been one of the fac tors on the advance, while buying has also been encouraged by reports of a reduction of from 25 to 30 per cent in I ths southwestern acreage, continued re ports of n big reduction in fertiliser sales east of the river and talk that mules for use in preparing the ground for cul tivation will be very acarce in the south this season. On the advance of over per hale from the low level reached on the break of March 1 there has been considerable realising, and some scattered selling, ac companied by predictions of a sharp fall ing off in the export movement after >prll 1, and there was also some selling hore toward the end of the week which j was accompanied by reports of increased shipments here for contract delivery. Generally speaking, however,, offerings have been absorbed on comparatively slight reactions and prices at the cloae of business tonight were within 16 or 16 points of the best. There have been reports of a somewhat Improved demand from domestic spinners during the week, and some of the spot house buying is suppoa* d t.'* be covering hedges against sales to mills. EUROPEAN DEMAND KEEP WAT UP High Level Reached on Re port of a Shortage in Supply Chicago, March 12—Urgent European demand for cash delivery and the May option kept wheat today to a higher level that was reached mainly on the government report showing a decided decrease In the supply held by country mills and elevators. Closed strong. 1% ®>2%o above last night. Corn scored a net gain of *a®%c oats of %®%o to % ®l%c, and provisions a shade to 6c. Corn was helped upward by lightness of rural offerings to arrive. Improved demand southwest, however, was off set to some extent by slackness of ship ping call from the east. Oats were strengthened on reports that the Argentine surplus would be far less than had been supposed. Higher prices for hogs and grain helped provisions. On the bulge, though, packers sold, especially July ribs. Chicago, March 12.—Grain and pro visions. Wheat— Open! High Low. Close. May . 1.63 1 .iit% 1.6# Tr..’, 7 July. 1.20 l.»l% 1.20 1.21 Corn— May . 72% 73% 72% 73% July. 74% 76 % 74% 76% Oats— I May . 57% 69 67% 58% July . 53 58% ^ 53 53% | Pork— May .17.70 17.82 17.70 17.70 July .18.12 18.22 18.12 18.12 Lard— May .10.57 10.60 10.67 i9 60 Julv .10.82 18.82 18.80 18.82 Ribs— May .10.15 10.17 10.12 10.12 July .10.45 10.47 10.45 10 45 Kansas City Grain Kansas City, March 12.—Wheat No. 2 hard, $1.62® 1.53; No. 2 red. $1.51% ft 1.52. Corn No. 2 mixed, 71 <5i)71 Mjc; No. 2 white, 72c; No. 2 yellow, 72c. Oats No. 2 white, 67® 58c; No. 2 mixed, 53* ® 54*c. Produce Market New York, March 12.—Butter, firm, creamery extras, 92 score, 29®29%c; cream ery, higher scores. 30®30%c; firsts, 26® 28%c; seconds. 23Va®25%c. Eggs, steady; receipts, 14,456; fresh gathered extras 20%®21c; extra firsts, 19%c; firsts, 18%® 19c; seconds, 17%®18V4c; nearby hennery whiteB, fine to fancy, 23®24e; nearby hen nery browns, 21c. Cheese irregular; re ceipts, 2024: state whole milk held spe cials, 1694017**c; state whole milk aver age fancy, 16*4® 1694 c. Dressed poultry dull; prices unchanged. Chicago, March 12.-5* utter, lower; creamery, 20028c. Kggs, lower; receipts, 15,502 cases; at mark, cases included, 160 17*40; ordinary firsts, 16016*40; firsts. 17*4c. Potatoes unchanged: receipts, 18 cars. Kansas City, March 12.—Butter, cream ery, 28o; firsts, 26c; seconds, 24d; pack ing, 17e. Kggs, firsts, 17c; seconds, 15c. Poultry, hens, 131,4014c; roosters. 1096c; turkeys, 15c. St. 1x>u1h. March 12.—Poultry unchanged, except ducks, 16c. Butter unchanged. Kggs. 17*4c. Chicago Grain Chicago. March 12.—Wheat No. 2 red, $1.68H01.59*4; No. 2 hard, $.58 1.60*4. Corn No. 2 yellow, 78 *4 074c. Rye No. 2. $1.15*4. Barley. 700 86c. Timothy, $4.500 6.50. Clover, $9.500 13.50. Pork, $17.30. Lard, $10.07. Ribs. $9.1209.62. St. Louis Grain St. Louis. March 12.—No. 2 wheat, red. $1.55; No. 2 hard. $156%; May, $1.51*4. Corn No. 2. 73*4; No. 2 white. 76c; May, 73*ic. Oats No. 2. 6805894c; No. 2 white. 59h,o; May, 57 %c. New Orleans Rice Market New Orleans, March 12.—The quiet and strong tone continued in rice-today, with unchanged quotations. Receipts of clean, 1039. Sales: 746 sacks rough Honduras at I 4.31c; 1876 pockets clean Honduras at 40 4%c. TROY MAN HELD ON FORGERY CHARGE Courtland. March 12.—(Special.) Deputy Sheriff J. N. Collier and City ! Marshal Crowe, arrested a man here today, charged with forgery. He gave j Ida name as G. W. Walker, ami real j donee as Troy, Ala. Walker, it is said, came into the store of G. M. Garth and made a few' purchases, presenting a check for $25, signed B. P. Carpenter and payable to a Miss Wilson, and indorsed to Walker. He explained that Miss Wilson whs a Colbert county school teacher, and that Carpenter, who Is chairman of a school board In that county, had given the check for teacher’s salary. The check ! was drawn on a Leighton bank and the cashier of the hank at this place called ; up the Leighton bank to find If the check was good. Mr. Carpenter happened to be In the bank and pronounced th^ check a forgery. Walker was bound over to the grand Jury and will be carried to Jail today. A saw was found on Ills person. Signs Prohibition Rill Montpelier, Vt., March 12.—Governor Gates signed the prohibition referendum bill today and the voters will decide in March, 1916. whether to substitute state wide prohibition for local option. CONTF I J Markets Offset Elsewhere Says Bradstreet | New York, March 12.—Bradstreet's to morrow will say: Poo? roads, unsettled weather or small lot buying in larger lines are probably responsible for the feeling of disappoint ment visible In many markets. These fixtures contrast with Increased operations In heavy manufacturing, dl- i mlnlshed Idleness, activity in shipbuilding^ A a slight improvement in spring ttittle at some few centers, some expo ston iri mail order business, excellent w 5 let wheat crop conditions, heavy inv« j mint demands for bonds, a slightly rr cheerful stock market tone, and Jrr* f lac betterment In collections. The dcncy to buy often and in small lots dlcates conservatism, and it Is likely 1 buying at ami near industrial cent ^ will be restricted until the effects of creased employment are reflected in \ substantial Improvement In deman’ There are some evidences of bettwrmen lo demand for lumber; textile mlul*Vi^ taking raw cotton more freely; silk i t lries are rushed; at the leading cen automobile manufacturers aie doing beti j than anticipated. On the other hand, roa 5 mining Is retarded, short time in anthra j cite regions Is the rule and# building :s though ■bowing signs of improvement, if 1 quirt. Hank clearings for the week aggregat $2.8(S*,772,OOd, a loss of 19 per cent frov, last week end 11.9 per cent from the cor J responding week last year. Business failures for the week mimbe 383, .«ompared with 271 in the like week last year. Montgomery Market Montgomery. March 12. (Special.)—Spot cotton was quoted here today ns follows; | Middling; fair, new. 8.93c; strict good mid dling. new, 8.66c; good middling, old, 8 3-16c, new, 8,38c; strict middling, old 716- 16c, new 8.18o; middling, old 7 11-16c. new' 7.93c; strict low middling, old 7 3-16c. f new' 7.43c; low middling, old 611-I6c, new 6.93c; strict good ordinary, pld 5 lo-16c, new 6.43c; good ordinary, old 6 9-160, new 6.06c. ^ Market quiet. DOCTORS Dozier & Dozier Specialists Nervous, lllood. 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