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U. S. 4s,
Panama 3t *»0%
Central of Gt 99%
Illinois Central f ' ..87
Louisville & Nashs *3.... 91%
Seaboard Air Line adj. oe. 64%
Southern Bell Telephone 5s. 97
Southern Railway 5s. 99%
Southern Railway gen. 4s . 64%
U. S. Steel os . 101%
Mercantile Paper
New York, May 24.—Mercantile paper,
8%(§4 per cent. Sterling exchange steady;
lie-day bills, $4.75.75; for cables, $4.78.85; for
demand, $4.78.35. Bar silver. 49%c; Mexi
can dollars, S8c. Government bonds
steady. Railroad bonds irregular. Time
loans steady; 60 days, 2%<ft'2% per cent;
90 days, 2$flf3 per cent; six months, 3%<&
3% per cent. Money on call steady; high.
12 per cent; low, 1% per cent; ruling rate,
1% per cent; last loan, 2per cent; closing
bid, 1% per cent; offered at 2 per cent.
Coffee Market
New York, May 24.—The market for
coffee futures was very quiet today, and
fluctu ns were irregular. Prices opened
unch; • 4 points higher on some
scatt ' *. may have been
due /• 1 idj a kets and the
small r I ;)*»'},( t there was
\ei • lit tie 'Ur- later eased
off uf . • r •/ r de selling.
The clo.oc v. . , r» 4 points
Jowei’ ’y, 6.59c;
air ; October,
. U 86* , .rch,
t; IV a- 7,
'• ■ • • ! ..I-.- .. vvus %d higher.
;-.t ,i. j .wo Brazilian ports. 11,
(M9 bags; Jundlahy receipts. 2000.
Sugar Market
New Y'ork, May 24.—Raw sugar steady.
Centrifugal, 4.89c; molasses, 4.12c; refined
steady; cut loaf. 6.90c; crushed, 6.80a;
1 mould A, fi.45e; cubes, 6.26c; powdered,
XXXX, 6.15e; powdered, 6.10c; fine granu
lated, 6c; diamond A, 6c; confectioner's
A, 8.90c; No. 1, 5.76c. Sugar futures were
quiet and unchanged during the early
trading today. Commission house sell
| ing weakened prices later and the closing
f was barely steady 2 to 5 points lower,
i Sales, 4100 tons May, 3.90c; July, 446c;
September, 4.20c; December, 3.99c.
Metal Market
New York, May 24.—Lead quiet, $4.17®
4.22; spelter not quoted. At London, holi
day. Copper steady; electrolytic, $18.75®)
19.00; easting, *[email protected] Tin dull, flve
tpn lots offered at $374138. Iron steady;
No. 1 northern, $14.60®15.00; No. 2, $14.26®
14.76; No. 1 southern, $14.00014.60; No. 2,
Live Stock
Chicago, May 24.—Hogs, receipts, 48,
000, weak; bulk *7.4507.55, light $7.35
947.66, light *7.3507.60, mixed, *7.30®
7.60, heavy $7.06®7.55, rough $7.06®
7.20, pigs *5.7507.25.
Cattle: Receipts, 18,000, firm; native
v beef steers $6.9009.30, western steers
$6.3508.10, cows and heifers $3.26®
8.76, calves $6.500 9.26.
< Sheep: Receipts, 10,000, firm; sheep
4 *7.4008.50, lambs $7.75010.36.
Kansas City, May 24.—Hogs: Re
ceipts, 11,000, lower; bulk $7.4007.45,
heavy $7.4007.45, packers and butchers
*7.4007.47%, light $7.4007.50, nigs
$6.50 0 7.88.
Cattle: Receipts, 5600, steady; prime
fed steers $8.6009.25, dressed heef
steers $808.60, southern steers $7.25®)
8.50, cows $4.6007.75, heifers $0.50®
9.25, Stockers $6.7508.35.
Sheep; Receipts, 12,000; steady;
lambs $9011.25, yearlings $8®9.60,
wethers *6.7607.76, ewes $6.6007.25.
St. Louis, May 24.—Hogs: Reoeipts, 10,
700; lower; pigs and lights. $6.2507.05;
mixed and butchers, $7.5007.05; good
1 heavy, *7.8007.00.
* Ckttle; Receipts, 23,000; steady; native
t beef steers, $7.6009; yearling steers and
heifers, $809.80; cows, $007.50; stockers.
, $608.25; Texas and 'Indian steersfl $6,250
8.60; cows and heifers, $400; native calves,
Sheep: Receipts, 6800; steady; clipped
native muttons, 86.6006.75; clipped lambs,
$8.50010; clipped yearlings, 87.950S.1O;
spring lambs, $10012.26.
' Cotton Seed Oil
New York, May 2).—Cotton seed oil
was slightly easier in face of the lard
* strength, owing to poor outside demand
and scattered liquidation by tired longs.
Final prices were 1 to 6 points net lower.
Sales, 8000 barrels. Spot and May. 6.350
6.50c; June. 6.4006.43c; July, 6.61®6.62c;
August, 6.76®6.78c; September, 6.8706.98c;
October. [email protected]; October, [email protected]«.S7c;
November, 6.7006.80c; December. [email protected]
Total sales. 5600.
Naval Stores
Savannah, Ga., May 24.—Turpentine
firm, 391403944c; sales, 746; receipts, 335;
shipments. 104; stock, 22.ITS. Rosin firm;
sales, 1161; receipts, 554; shipments, 144;
slock. 5094. Quote: A. B. $2.75®2.SE? C,
D, *3; IS. $303.10; F, *3.1003.12%; G. H,
I. $3.12; K. $3.9003.36; M, *4.00; N, $4.90;
WQ, *5.40; WW, $5.50.
Hubbard Bros. & Co.
, Merchant., Bssover Square, w.
K- Membera New York Cotton Exchange.
New Orleans Cotton Exchange, New
York Produce Exchange, Associate
Members Liverpool Cotton Association
—V1 er* solicited for the purchase and
“Jo °t_Cotton_and Cotton Seed Oil for
" ‘ ..i&i?
, It1 52
; 36%
6, 52 %
. 200 48 <4 4614
2:’..,. , 6714
106 14
{ 700 7 119
. . 4 228*4
..600 9914
I ' I’d 140
eel 100 - 4 9
27' 160%
' , r 2 ■ V, 7 1 . 36
■' ' «r U 41% ,40%
1 -Vi : v St ' 1- 89
>••■ 26
,1 !• ;- ! 60*1 , 54 15 152*4
T 111 • 116%
••• i 100 1- 105
ill '-.I*' , ISO* » f,9 % 6914
K a, I. 4600 .9 % 45%
'.efi'. V . 1300 1 . % 14014 141
. . 118
, -« ■ 217
• l ... 169
13.4. c T . 10ii 12%
Sales. High. Low. Close.
Mo. Pacific .2300 13 1*2 12
Max. Petroleum. 13800 73% 09 70%
N. Y. Cent. __ 400 SO 86 86
X Y., N. H. &
Hartford ......1200 64 63% 83%
Nor. & West.101%
Nor. Pacific .2100 105 104 104%
Penn. 500 107% 106% 106%
Readlnpr . 16100 145% 142 1434,
Rep. I. & S.4700 29 27% 28%
do pfd . 200 96 85% 85%
j Rock 1. Co. %
t do pfd . 400 % % %
St. L. & .San F.
2d pfd . 200 5% 5 5
Seaboard A. L. . . 100 m% 13% 13%
do pfd . 100 33 % 33% 33%
Sloss-Sheflf. S. &
Iron .24flO 34% 34% 34
Sou. Parlflc .6900 99% 88 88%
Sou. Railway ... 700 17 16% 16%
do pfd . 200 52 52 52
Tenn. Cop.2800 35 33% 33%
Texas Co. 300 125 124% 124%
Texas & Pacific.. 200 16 16 16
Union Pacific ..19700 127 125% 126%
U. S. Steel .69200 56% 54% 54%
do pfd . 300 106% 106% 106%
Utah Cop.10700 66% 65 65 ,
V. -C. Chem. 400 31% 31 31%
West. Union .... 400 67 66% 66%
■ ■ ■ ■ um ynares.
Iw.c iTl jrared.
Mocks ■
r * 1 so
e”* r Hys, pf .. * 48
. C. Rye ... 30
t*r T. * ! . ’. .. 6 ’70
y(>r'.-';,ie 2’ 3 105
vondal* Mil)' ... i- 108
>«;o f C & , .. J 45
4 h«Bi T. 8ffr r 366
■'ham ” If' 170
• n*ir- I ,v . « oj
1 w R pfd 6 70
«' - -y . 4 150 176
yarn, o' ( m pfd_ 7 50 70
.’or"‘ Lane . , 50 76
j H-‘ 1 o f '-and . .. 75
Eb.nv,oo,i cem. Co. ... 4 60 76
1m.. pfd.6 100 102
, :n pi, Im., com. . 5 70 86
y Lend . 85 110
! -.t Nat’l Bank ....12 230 260
eat Sou. Life . 9 H
nterelste Casualty ... 1 8
Jefferson Fertiliser ... 8 105 120
M. A M. Bank . 6 116 185
North B’ham Land ... 15 22
Realty T. Co., corn. ... 6 100 110
Realty T. Co., pfd.8 100 110
Sou. States Fire . 1 8
Traders Nat. Bank .... » 150 ISO
Ra (e. Bid. Asked.
,, bond!
State ret. 1920... 4 98 100
Ala. State Renew, 1968 114 80 89
Ala. State Renew, 1966 4 99 101
Amer C. Rye. . . 5 89 88
Ala. Cone.5 79 80
Bessemer G A 1.8 100 101
B. R.. L. A P.f 98 96
B. it.. L. A P. . 4H 86 89
bhain Ice Faotory .... 8 100 108
“ham R. A B. ( 69 !C1
B'ham Waterworks ... 8 102 109
City at Birmingham... 8 100 104
City of Birmingham... ( 95 101
Continental Qln . t 100 108
Jefferson County. 5 101 104
Jeff arson County.• 10a 107
Jefferson County. 419 96 101
Milner Land Co. 8 06 101
Nashville Railway .... 6 96 99
Pratt Consolidated ... 5 77 99
Slosa LAS.8 97 100
SIosb I. A 8. 419 92 95
T. G I.. gen. mtg. 5 96 100
T. C. I.. Term. Dly. 6 99 108
T. C. X. Ship Bldg .... 6 103 106
T. C. I. B’bam Dlv. 4 99 103
T. C. I. Cahaba Dlv.... 6 103 106
Woodward Cons. 6 99 102
The Close la Unchanged to 2
Points Down From
New Orleans, May 24.—<rotton moved
within a narrow range today and closed
unchanged to 2 points down compared with
the last quotations of Saturday. Fluctua
tions were almost solely the results of po
litical news and rumors. It was not an
active session and the market had much
of a waiting attitude.
In the early part of the day the tone
was steady and prices went 5 to 8 points
over last week's close on the declaration
of war by Italy. This event has been
looked forward to for weeks by the bulls
as of considerable importance to them,
ut it caused little stir and only moderate
ving. The fact that Liverpool war
closed may have had something to do with
the dullness.
The upward tendency was checked by a
rumor that Germany had replied to the
American note on the Lusitania and that
the reply was unfavorable. Selling started
immediately and prices went 5 to 7 points
under Saturday's close. Late in the ses
sion the market was steadier, with a ten
rency to recover.
New Orleans Cotton Futures
flight. Low. Close.
July-.._......... 8.40 §727 9.32
October . 9.71 9.57 9.63
December . %9.87 9.7* 9.80
January. 9.92 9.90 9.91
March . 10.13 10.13 10.11
New Orleans, May 24.—Spot cotton quiet,
unchanged. Sales qn the spot. 400 bales;
to arrive, 1050. Good ordinary. 6.99c; strict
good ordinary. 7.55c; low middling, 8.18c;
strict low middling, 8.63c; middling, 9c.
strict middling, 9.25c; good middling, 9.57c;
strict good middling, 9.94c. Receipts, 2903;
stock, 269,225.
From the New York World.
Madison, Wls.—The experts of the
government forest products laboratory
here, headed by Director Howard V
Weiss, have learned how to enormously
increase the output of resin and tur
pentine without injuring the lumber
output, and two of the experts are now
in Louisiana demonstrating the new
method of operating with yellow pine.
The Great Southern Lumber company
of Louisiana, one of the biggest lum
ber corporations in the world, has
thrown Its camps open to the experts
for their demonstrations, and the now
method Is being used by that company
In Its operations about Bogalusa, La.
The new method means a production
of about three times the output of resin
from each tree before it is ''through,'
from the resin producer's standpoint,
as compared with the old system: in
other words, making each southern pine
tree a resin producer for 12 years in
stead of for only four years, as at pres
ent, and also more resin per year from
each tree. Besides, the laboratory has
devised means to stop much of the
wastage which, by the old njethods, was
found to be Inevitable. The experiments
have been in progress for over two
The old method was to cut a deep
gash In the side of the tree, hang
buckets under the cutting and when
the flow stopped make a new cut an
Inch above the old one. The experi
menters found that by making the new
cutting one-quarter of an Inch from
the old cut the same amount of resin
would be obtained as from each cut
under the old method.
Ninety per. cent of the entire amount
of resin obtained was secured in the
first three days. It ha<f been the practice
to make the cuts onbe a week, but this
new discovery made it possible to get
two cuttings a week, or a not return
of 80 per cent Increase a week over the
old method. By this system a tree would
be cut half an Inch a week, or 15 inches
for the season of about 80 weeks.
The Letter “E”
From the Charleston Gaxette.
Someone has advanced the opinion that
the letter e is the most unfortunate
character In the English alphabet, be
cause It la always out of cash, forever
debt, never out of danger, and In hell
all the time. For some reason, he over-'
looked the fortunates of the letter, so %«
will call his attention to the fact that "e"
is never in war and always in peace It
is the beginning of existence, the com
mencement of ease and the end of trouble
Without It there would be no emat. no
life and no heaven. It Is the center
of honesty, makes love perfect and with
out It there would be no editors, devils nor

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Cotton Market Holds Firm
at 9 1-4 Cents—Flour
Is Unsteady
Business on Morris avenue began yes
terday with a brisk demand. Sales on
fruits and produce were heavy with plen
tiful supplies. The local cotton market
holds firm at 914 cents on a good mid
dling basis. Quotations in the flour mar
ket tend downward. Tennessee flour is
quoted at $7.60 on the Birmingham mar
ket, a reduction of 16 cents per barrel
and Indiana flour at $7.76, as compared
with a former price of $7.85. Michigan
flour Is unchanged at $8.60.
Birmingham dealers state that business
Is growing better.
Spot. Cotton
Good middling . ju
Strict middling . 9
Middling .” 37^
Strict low middling . g
The Iron Market
IF .$10.00010.60
2F . $.60010.00
8F . 9.00© 9.60
Gray Forge . 8.500 9.00
IS . 10.00010.60
ts . 9.60010.00
Poultry and Eggs
Turkey Gobblers—15c; hens. 20c.
Broilers—30®40c lb.
Ducks—15c lb.
Young Roosters—36c.
Old Roosters—$0c.
Geese—No sale.
Fresh country eggs, 18c; graded carton
eggs, 20c.
Extra Ribs—12.57HC.
Boston Butts—14c.
Pork Loins—16c.
Breakfast Bacon—23c.
Spare Ribs—10c.
Regular Hams—17c.
Skinned Hams—17c.
Pure Lard—ll%c; compound, 9Hc.
Creamery Products
Creamery Butter—328fcc; process butter,
2684c, oleomargarine, 14022c.
Full Cream Cheese—1784c; Imported
Swiss. 86c; Pimento, dozen, $1.35.
Salt Water Trout—1188c.
Blue Catflzh—7c.
Red Snapper—984010c.
Gray Snapper—6c.
Spanish Mackerel—1184012c. Very scarce.
Fruits and Produce
Florida Oranges—$303.50.
California Oranges—$3.2603.50.
Pineapples, $2.7503 crate.
Apples—Wlesaps, $6; bog apples, $1,600
Peanuts—6840484c per lb.
Tomatoes—$2.6003 per crate.
Celery—Florida, per crate. 32.50 ; 75C to
$1 dozen.
New Alabama Beans—Hamper, $2.a
New Florida Potatoes—Hamper. 1160
Eggplants—32 to $2.60.
Texas Onions—$1.7602 crate.
Irish Potatoes—80c per bueheL
New Cabbage—$2.50 per crate.
London Layer Raisins—<1.74.
California Flge-41.60 per ease.
Asparagus—75c doz.
Hides and Tallow
Green Salt Hides—13014c.
Oreen Salt Hides (half cured)—12018a.
Green Hides (freshj—11012c.
Dry Flint Hides—26026c.
Dry Salt Hide*—23©24c.
Damaged Hides—Half price.
Sheep Sklna—26040c.
Horse Hides—1203.
Ooat Skins—16030c.
Kid Skins—10c.
Tallow—[email protected]
Washed Wool—28030c.
Clear Unwashed Wool—23026c.
Burry Wool—12015c.
Flour and Feedstuff*
Self-rising flour, $7.75; Tennessee flour,
47.jp; Michigan flour, $8.50; Idaho flour,
$7.40; Indiana flour, $7.76; spring wheat
flour. $8.60; hard winter wheat flour, $7.80;
shorts, $34; pure winter bran, 332; C. 8.
meal, 784 per cent, $29; Cremo meal. $26;
C. S. hulls, $10 ton; No. 1 timothy hay, $27
per ton; mixed alfalfa and Johnson grass,
P*r ton' *19: pea green alfalfa, western.
$23; mixed feeds per ton, 134; oats, per
bushel, 7$c; corn, per bushel, $1.08; corn
meal, $1.81 per bushel. Chops, $1.36.
Effect of the Clash Had for
Most Part Been'
Chicago. May 24.—Actual hostilities be
tween Italy and Austria depressed the
value of wheat today, but for the most
part the effect of th6 clash had clearly
been discounted in advance. The market
closed unsettled at the same as Saturday
night to 4c down. In corn there was a
gain of 404 to 4e net, oats finished
40-%c off to 4c up. and provisions un
changed to 15c higher. Corn advanced
owing to the smallness of the movement
from rural sources and owing to a falling
off in terminal stocks. Oats felt the
Influence of Increased hedging sales. Pro
visions hardened In price, notwithstand
ing a decline in quotations for hogs. It
was said the demand from Great Britain
for meats had Improved.
Future quotations were ns follows:
Wheat— Open. High! Low Close'.
May . 1.54 1.55 1.54 1.5 0*
July. 1.264 1-27 1.26 1.26-i,
July. 764 76 74T* 76
Sept. .... 76 76 4 754 75 4
July ..... 66 504 60 504
Sept.. 44 4 45 444 444
July .....18.00 18.15 18.00 18.15
Sept.18.30 18.47 18,30 18.(7
July. 9.86 9.75 9.R5
Sept. 9.99 10.00 9.97 10.00
July .10.55 10.60 10,56 10.60
Sept.10.SO 10.85 10.80 10 85
Kansas City Grain
Kansas City. May 24— Wheat: Nn. 2
hard, |[email protected]: No. 2 red, *1.4601.464.
Corn: No. 2 mixed, 734c; No. 2 white,
744c; No. 2 yellow, 744c. Oats: No 2
white, 610614c; No. 2 mixed, 470474c.
St. Louis Grain
St. Louis. May 24.—Wheat, No. 2 red,
31.4701.49; No. 2 hard. 31.49401.60, July,
$1,214. Com, No. 2. 7440; No. 2 white,
774c; July. 764c. Oats, No. 2, 51c; No. 2
white, 534c; July, 474r.
Chicago Grain
Chicago, May 24.—Wheat. Nn. 2 red.
31.64401.56; No. 2 hard. $1.64401.56. Corn,
No. 2 yellow. 744075c. Rye, No. 2, $1.17®
1.18. Barley, 72079c. Timothy, $606.25.
Clover, $8.50012.76. Pork, $17.87. Lard, $s».70
09.72. Ribs, $9.87010.37.
Produce Market
New York. May 24—Butter steady; re
ceipts, 7258; creamery extras, 92 score,
28c; creamery, higher scoring. 284029;
firsts, 270274c; seconds, 2540264c. Eggs
firmer; receipts, 20.772; fresh gathered
extras, 214022c; storage packed extra
firsts, 204031c; firsts, 1940204c; regu
lar packed extra firsts. 200204c; firsts.
1840194c. Cheese irregular; receipts,
1730; state whole milk fresh, specials,
164017c; state while milk, average fancy,
1840164c. Dressed poultry dull and
weak; western frozen roasting chickens,
17022c; fresh fowls Iced, 14017c; fresh tur
keys, iced, 16017c.
Kansas City, May 24.—Butter: Creamery,
36c: firsts, 24c; seconds, 22c: packing. ISO.
Eggs, firsts, 164c; seconds, 15c. Poultry,
hens, 13c; roosters, 10c; turkeys, 15c,
Chicago, May 24.—Butter higher;
creamery, 220224c; eggs lower, 30,
047; at mark, cases included, 160)174°;
ordinary firsts, 154 @164°; firsts, 164
0174c; potatoes steady; 25 cars; Mich
igan and Wisconsin red. 35038c: Mich
igan and Wisconsin white. [email protected]
St. Louis, May 24.—Poultry: Chick
ens. 13c; springs, 20030c; turkeys, 12
018c; ducks, K4c; geese, 7c; butter,
creamery, 264c; eggs. 164c.
New Orleans Rice Market
New Orleans, May 24.—There was no
change In the tone for rice today, the
rough grade retnainlng strong and the
clean steady. Receipts. rough 781 ;
sales. 581 sacks rough Honduras at
3.7004,10c: 166 pockets clean Honduras
at 44c; 26 pockets Japan at44c.
Dog’s Tail Loaded
With Dynamite, But
Only House Wrecked
From the Globe-Defnocrat.
Indiana, Pa —Anxious to rid himself of
a dog that had grown to be a nuisance,
George. Verbos bethought himself of a
brilliant scheme.
How easy to take the animal Into the
woods, rope him to a tree and then tie a
stick of dynamite to Its tall. He would
dash off, the poor brute would wag Its
faithful tall, the dynamite would swat
the tree and then—
It worked well—with the exception of
the w'gwagglng. For as Verbos darted
behind a tree a safe distance away ho
saw the rope part—not the rope, on the
tall, but that on the dog's other end.
Barking Joyously, the animal loped
toward its master, his tall waving wildly.
VerboB sprinted madly for his house, the
dog gaining at every bound. As he slam
med the door behind him the dog leaped
under the porch.
Then the last part of the plot. There
was an awful explosion and the porch
and part rtf the house wall were wrecked.
Verbos? He wasn't hurt. Nor was the
Mineral Water Was Iron
Berne, Switzerland, April 25.—Seven cars,
supposed to contain mineral water for
Germany, have been held up at Como,
having been found to be loaded with Iron
ore. At Brlgue one car labeled flresh
vegetables proved to be filled with ma
chine guns. The Inspection of all through
freight has become very much stricter
since the beginning of April.
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Atlanta! U' P‘ A" Rock IaUnd Lines,
The Entrance of Italy Into
the War Is Fully
New York, May 24.—The cotton mar
ket was very quiet again today and
fluctuations were irregular, with the
I close steady at a net advance of 1 to 3
j points.
The entrance of Italy into the war had
been fully discounted and the market
opened steady at an advance of 1 to 3
points in response to the firmness in the
! stock market. Active months sold about
6 to 8 points above Saturday's closing
figures right after the call on covering
and local bull support which may possi
bly have been encouraged by talk of un
settled weather in the south and the ab
sence of hedge selling. Offerings in
creased somewhat around 9.96c for Oc
tober, however, and the market later
eased off under scattered realising and
a little southern selling which seemed
to reflect an idea that the technical po
sition had weakened on the covering
movement and after selling off to 9.82c
for October, or about 6 points net lower,
the market steadied on renewed cover
ing and a little further support from
local bulls. General business was ex
tremely quiet during the entire day, and
traders still seemed to be waiting for
more settled political conditions and for
the expected German note. There were
[complaints of too much rain for all crops
in Oklahoma, but some very favorable
advices were reported to be coming from
Texas. Owing to the holiday Liverpool
was cloned, which may have restricted
business here to some extent. The dim
inishing interior movement is supposed
to reflect both o falling off in demand
and firmness among holders in view of
the fact that supplies are still supposed
to be large throughout the belt. Port re
ceipts today were 10,071 hales. United
States port stocks, 1,147,360. Exports,
23.288. So far this season, 7,689,403. In
terior receipts, 6603.
New York Cotton Futures
_Hight, Low. (3los7!
July. 9.56 9748 97n3
October . 9.96 9.82 9.8)
Pecembeer . 10.17 10.04 10.12
January .10.21 10.10 10.10
.March. 10.16 10.46 10.41
Port Cotton Market
New Orleans: Middling, 9c, receipts.
29-T8; exports, 15,462; sales, 1450; stock,
Galveston: Middling. 9.10c; receipts,
3923; sales, 676; stock, 291,041.
Mobile: Middling. 8.75c; receipts, 3;
i sales, 50; stock. 23.629.
i Savannah: Middling, 9.26c; receipts, 921;
[exports, 1700; sales, 73; stock, 96,314.
Charleston: Middling, 9c; receipts, 28;
j stock. 63,401.
| Wilmington: Receipts. 545; stock, 54,367.
I Texas City: Receipts, 706.
| Norfolk: Middling, 9.13c; receipts, 814;
stock, 62,796.
Baltimore: Middling. 9%c; stock. 1844.
Boston: Middling, 9.80c; receipts, 164;
stock, 14,000.
1'biladeiphia: Middling. 9.79c; stock. 4968.
New York: Middling. 9.70c; receipts, 60;
exports, 4411; stock, 229,596.
Minor ports: Receipts, 1716; stock, 28.499.
Total today: Receipts, 10,071; exports,
23,288; stock. 1,139.762.
Total for week: Receipts, 28,884; exports
Total for season; Receipts, 10,316,816; ex
ports, 7,688,290.
Interior Cotton Market
Houston: Middling. 9.10c; receipts, 3602;
shipments, 4306; sales. 289; stock, 89,340.
Memphis: Middling, 9.12c; receipts, 741;
shipments, 484; sales. 250; stock, 120,053.
Augusta: Middling, 9.13c; receipts. 227;
shipments. 469; sales. 643; stock. 106.1p8.
St. Louis: Middling, 9Vic; receipts, 742;
shipments. 1234; sales, 2: stock. 28,612.
Cincinnati: Receipts, 985; shipments, 471;
stock, 26.773.
Little Rock: Middling, 9c; receipts, 6;
stock. 18,918.
Dallas: Middling. 8.70c; sales, 200.
Total today: Receipts, 6303; shipments,
6964; stock, 388,124.
Dry Goods Market
New York, May 24.—Cotton goods quiet
today. Denims made of indigo advanced
sharply. Cotton yarns slow. Dress goods
quiet. Raw silk firm and inactive.
Hubbard Bros. & Co.’a Letter
New York, May 24.—(Special.)—In the
absence of any foreign market we have
had a very dull and ■mall market. Open
ing slightly better in sympathy with the
tone of financial markets, a rumor that the
German note was couched in severe lan
guage, which might create an uneasy feel
ing, the offerings of a few local traders
caused a break, from which the market
rallied at the close to above Saturday’s
closing prices. The local feeling is quite
as bearish as ever, and a lower market
Is expected from Liverpool in the morning
Montgomery Market
Montgomery, May 24.— (Special.)
Spot cotton was quoted here today as
follows: Middling fair, 9.76c; strict
good middling, 9.50c; good middling,
9.26c; strict middling, 9c; middling,
8.75c: strict 4ow middling, 8.26c; low
middling, 7.75c; strict good ordinary,
7.25c; good ordinary, 6.87c,
From the Globe-Democrat.
New York.—John T. Oakman, an
architect, who drove one of the ambu
lances of the American hospital In
northern France for several months
last winter, lectured on his experiences
and the work of the hosptal at the
etudlo of Miss Margaret Brown, 33
West Sixty-seventh street, for the ben
efit of the American hospital. One of
the incidents he described proves that
even In the hospitals In which the
wounded soldiers are nursed back to
life, a touch of the ridiculous some
times lightens the work.
"The nurse of this ward,said Mr.
Oakman, “a pretty and distinguished
looking lady, In a wlde-wlnged cotf,
was at some pains to show us her pet
patient, a very big, very black and
very contented Turco In a green fes.
S-he told us that when he was first
brought In he was quite badly wound
ed and uncoriscious They removed his
clothing, soaked with mud and blood,
and put him In a hospital wrapper,
while his uniform was sent to be
cleaned After the Turco had been
placed In hlB bed and the clothing was
out of the way. the Interpreter, an old
African soldier, rushed up to the sur
geon In charge.
“ ‘For the love of heaven, bring him
back his green fes before he wakes up.”
gasped the Interpreter.
■‘‘Why? returned the surgeon ‘It’s
dirty enough-'
'■ 'Yes. yes, but he wears It to show
that he has made the pilgrimage to
Mecca, and he has undobutedly never
had It off sines. If he discovers It has
been sterilised there will be more
slaughter in this ward than In the
trench he has Just come out of.’"
Not On Tick
From Judge.
Mrs. Gaily—That horrid Mrs. Weath
erby even hinted that I am indebtod
to the druggist for my complexion
Mrs. Fairly—The mean thing! I
know positively that you always pay
AVOID the Dealer
Who Tries to Sell You i
“Something Just as Good” j
WHEN you ask for
any article in a
store, whether it is for
soap, perfume, house
hold medicine, paint,
varnish, hardware, food
products, chewing gum,
corsets or automobile
tires, etc., and the dealer
says: “Yes, we have it,
but here is something
better,” be on your
guard; his special inter
est in the so-called “bet
ter” article is MORE
! »
THIS dealer is trying
to change your
mind. WHY? Because he
loves vout No! Em
phatically no! But be
cause he is going to try
to dispose of an inferior
article. This dealer is
trying to get rid of some
unknown, unheard of
junk at your expense.
BE careful to insist
that you get what
you ask for; a good plan
would be to avoid sub
stituting dealers.
pATRONTZE dealers
__ who give you what
you ask for. Articles ad
vertised in this paper are
always meritorious.
want such and such
an article, and insist on j
getting it. Do not say:
“Have you such an
artcle?” The more you
emphasize “I want” this
or that you are helping
to undermine the worst
fraud in merchandising
ever foisted upon the
WHEN you ask for a
certain a r t i o 1 e,
make sure you get it. Re
member only meritorious
articles are imitated,
which is a double reason I
why you should insist on
the original.
Get What You Ask For
National Anti-Substitution League,Philadelphia
From the New York World.
Jourdanton, Tex.—The wood rat peat,
which was causing heavy losses to farm
and poultry interests of this section, has
received a check as a result of a remark
able campaign of extermination that
brought about the slaughter of more than
280,000 of the rodents.
The rats made their first appearance
here several years ago and multiplied at
an alarming rate. During the last few
years they became so numerous that they
literally overran the farms and ranches,
ruining the crops, damaging the grass
with their burrows anti preying upon the
poultry flocks of the housewives.
The merchants of Jourdanton got to
gether and decided to organize a cam
paign for killing as many of the pestifer
ous animals as possible. Several prizes
were offered for the persons who made
the best records slaughtering the rats.
Many men and boys entered the contest
and the war against the rodents was vig
orously carried on for several weeks.
The rat-killing contest was directed by
A S. Whitten, United States farm demon
strator. The first prize, a thoroughbred
Jersey cow, was won by Guido Struve
of Campbellton, who killed 17,071 rate.
Several registered pigs were given to
other contestants as prizes.
The invasion brought one good result
killing the obnoxious prickly pear upon
many ranches. This was accomplished
by the burrowing under the plants and
I eating the roots.
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