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FAIR TO-NIGHT AND TO-MORROW OttalM K(Mrt Paft • f,"«Ef" VOL. 77—NO. 115. STEELION LIKELY 10 GET PARI OF A MOJIWORK Local Plant Looks For Some of Contracts to be Let by Penn sylvania Railroad BIDS ARE NOT YET ASKED FOR Announced That 144 Locomotives, 146 All-steel Passenger Cars and 9,745 Freight Cars Are to Be Included in the New Equipment It was stated in the executive offices of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, in Steelton, this morning, that the local corporation confidently expects to re ceive a considerable shijre of the con tracts for material under the plan of the Pennsylvania railroad, announced last night in Philadelphia to spend $20,000,000 for new equipment. While the Steelton Company has not yet received specifications on which to base bids the steel company officials feel sure that it will share largely in the contracts. The Harrisburg and Enola car shops of the Pennsylvania railroad will not build any of the new rolling stock, ac cording to information obtained this morning from the office of William B. McCaleb, superintendent of the Phila dfflph " vision of the Pennsylvania railri Th lurtiil shops are not equipped for the building of locomotives or ears, the ( work done here being principally re pairs. Much of the car and locomotive building work will be done in the Al toona shops of the company. Philadelphia, April 17. —Signs of an impending era of country-wide prosper ity are seen in the announcement from the offices of the Pennsylvania Railroad last night that the company would to day go into the markets for $20,000,- 000 of ni-W equipment and for new ma terial for cars and locomotives which it will build in its own construction shops. The company will build at once 144 new locomotives, !4l> all-steel passen ger cars and approximately 10,000 freight cars. This is the largest order for rolling stock given by the Pennsyl vania in years, and assures a protract e I period of great activity in the com pany s own shops and for other rail way construction concerns. Ail the new equipment will go to re place rolling stoek now worn out. The announcement bears out the statements made by railroad officials to the effect that when they got a 5 per cent, in crease in freight rates they would be in a position to make large expenditures! on new equipment. Coming on top of the announcement by President E. B. Thomas of the Le high Valley Railroad, that his com pany would spend $1,000,000, the Pennsylvania's announcement heralds a business boom which will affect the en tire country. The Pennsylvania will buiUl much of the new rolling stocks in its Juniata shops, at Altoona. It is likely that a number of large Pennsylvania concerns will get some of the contracts. Cars to Be of Steel Most of the new equipment is to be all-steel, in keeping with the Pennsyl vania's announced policy to build only with steel until ultimately every train operated by the company—passenger and freight—will be of all-steel con struction. ■ The company's comprehensive pro gram includes the building of 144 new locomotives, 76 of which will be loco motives of the new standard freight type, and 68 shifting engines. Bids will be asked to-day for the materials for these engines. Only this week the Juniata shops management laid off a number of men ami cut down the num- Contlnurd on Sixth Par*. GOVERNOR ATPENNSY MEET Will Witness Track and Field Games In Chestnut Street Hall—Mc- Caleh Open Day's Sport Governor Martin G. Brumbaugh, "who has ibeen invited to act as a hon orary referee at the indoor track and field games in the Chestnut street auditorium, has asnured the managers of the meet that he will be present this evening to witness a number of events. This is the annual system meet of Pennsylvania Kailroad " Young Men's Christian Associations and twenty-one will be represented. The events of the day were opened this afternoon by William B. McOaleb, superintendent of the Philadelphia division of the Pennsylvania railroad, who tossed out the volley ball for the first event. After the track and field games this evening the local P. R. R. Y. M. C. A. basketball team will meet the All- Stars of the Eastern League in the Chestnut street auditorium. Nearly 1,000 tickets have been sold. Increase in Bank Reserve New York, April 17.—The state ment of the actual condition of Clear ing House banks and trust companies «hows that they hold $1*68,057,820 reserve in excess of legal requirements. This is an increase of $9,842,880 over last week. m Star- iiMßfljifc Snkpcnbcnt BLOCK'S WEDDING IS FORMALLY ANNOUNCED City Employes Among Those Who Oet Word of Marriage of the License Tax Collector and Mrs. Kauffman in New York A telegram recived at noon to-day bv Mrs. M. H. Sangree, 1219 State sfreet, this city, announced that the wedding of her daughter, Mrs. Hope Sangree Kauffman, of this city, and William D Block, Harrisburg's license tax collector, place in New York City late yegterday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Paul Leinbach, a Reformed Church clergyman. Cards formally announcing the wedding are to be issued within the next few days. Mr. and Mrs. Block, according to the advices received here, left New York last night for a honeymoon trip of several weeks. Upon receiving the no tice of tie marriage Mrs. Bargree told of the details of the wedding plans. Mr. and Mrs. Block were met in New York by the latter's brothers, Dr. Chal mers Sangree and Allen Sangree, the latter a New York newspaperman. They went direct to the home of Dr. Sangree. A letter and post card received this morning at the office of City Clerk Charles A. Miller, where the license tax collector makes his headquarters, con tained messages from Mr. Block aud were addressed to the City Clerk and Ross R. Seaman, Assistant City Clerk, respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Block were at the Ho ! Tel McAlpin, Greeley square, New York, when the bridegroom mailed the informal announcements. To the City Clerk Mr. Block wrote as follows: "My Dear Friend—We arrived here iin good shape, were met by Hope's ! brothers and found everything in apple I pie order. Give mv regards to the | boys. W. D. B." On the post card received by the as j sistant city clerk Mr. Block wrote: "Old Hundred, we are having an elephant time. W. D. B. P. S.—Do j not take in any wooden money.'' Friends of the license tax officer are | planning to decorat, 1 the couple's future I home at 130 . *een street with old i shoes, pennant' 1 cards bearing ap propriate insen, jns. > CHIEF HUTCHISON BETTER His Condition Becomes Stronger After Passing a Restless Night Chief of Police Joseph B. Hutchi son, who is in the Miners' hospital in | Ashland, where he underwent a serious ! throat operation yesterday spent a 1 restless night last night, according to a telegram received here this morn ing. He was able to take nourishment this morning, however, and bis condi tion has become stronger. Mill ILJJIOI CapitolStirredby Story That Sleuths Are at Work in Legislative Halls GOSSIP VARIES AS TO PURPOSE Opinion Is Divided as to Whether De tectives Are Here to Shadow Friends or Foes of Local Option Bill Under whose auspices, and by whose directions have Burns detectives been in Harrisburg for several weeks? And why do they haunt the capitolt These are questions that were fre quently asked on Capitol Hill to-day. That Burns detectives have been lurk ing about legislative halls for some time has been a rumor that was light ly dismissed by those who discussed it at all. It is asserted beyond a doubt, however, that they have been here, but nobody seems to know their mission or who employs them. Gossip says, on the one hand, that they have been employed by friends of the local option bill to learn whether any insidious means are or have been employed to obtain votes against that measure, and that they have been de voting their time to shadowing legis lators who are non-committal, with a view to ascertaining what means are being used to draw them to the side of local option opponents. On the other hand it is asserted that the sleuths are here to work for the opponents of the local option bill, the iiiiea being to ascertain why men pledged to local option propose to change their minds and now favftr the measure. Both the friends and the enemies of local option are charged with being re sponsible for the appearance of the de tectives, but both the leaders of both factions profess to be entirely ignorant of the presence of the sleuths. It was said last night that at least six of the best of the Burns detectives have been in Harrisburg for weeks and that their presence here was learned of by an old detective who is acquaint ed with the men personally, but not in any way connected with them. They are said to have kept much to them selves during the recesses takeD by the Legislature, but to be alwaya on hand when the sessions are on. HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 17, 1916—12 PAGES. NRS.IOCKEFEL'R LEFT $2,10010 Her Will Gives About Half Million to Rela tives and Friends and Disposes of Jewels REST OF ESTATE GOES TO CHARITY John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Gets His Moth er's Wedding Ring and Other Jew elry In Connection With a SIOO,- 000 Cash Bequest By Associated Press, New York, April 17.—The will of the late Mrs. John D. Rockefeller was filed in the surrogate's court to-day. She leaves bequests in the neighborhood of $500,000 and valuable articles of jew elry to friends and relatives. The rest of her estate, which is estimated in all at $2,000,000, is bequeathed to charitable institutions. The charitable bequests are to be dis tributed at the discretion of her ex ecutors, who are her husband, her son, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and her daugh ter, Alta Rockefeller Prentice, wife of E. Parmalee Prentice. The will is dated March 5, 1913. Children Each Get SIOO,OOO Sums of SIOO,OOO each are left to John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Mrs. Prentice and Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick, her other daughter, wife of Harold F. McCormick; and $50,000 to Miss Lucy M. Spelman, Mrs. Rockefeller's sister. To her granddaughter, Margaret Strong, daughter of Bessie Rockefeller Strong, deceased, SIOO,OOO is left in trust but with the provision that until she will arrive at the age of 35, the executors shall pay her such parts, or the whole of the fund, as they may deem wise in their "aibsolute and un restricted discretion," for her actual, personal and beneficial use. Any por tion of the fund which shall not have been paid at that time reverts to the residuary estate. A sum sufficient to produce a net income of $l,OjM Is left to Mrs. Rocke feller 's friend, Caroline P. Sked. Charitable Institutions Benefited The charitable institutions named as beneficiaries of the residuary estate are the Euclid Avenue Baptist church, Cleveland, 0., the Baptist Home of Northern Ohio, Women's Baptist Home Missionary Society, Women's Baptist Foreign Missionary Society, Spellman Seminary, Atlanta, Ga., anil the Bureau of Social Hygiene. "The said trustees may give to each of said instituting so much of the property as they shall see fit," the will reads, "and shall have the right to exclude any one or more of gaid in stitutions absolutely." Disposing of Personal Belongings With tile exception of a few be quests to friends the will gives Mrs. Rockefeller's jewels to relatives. To John D. Rockefeller is left a ruby and diamond ring, while John D. Rockefel ler, Jr., inherits his mother's wedding ring and an emerald and diamond ring. Her uaughters, daughter-in-law, sister, granddaughters and nieces also are re membered with gifts of jewels. Mrs. Rockefeller's dresses, books and other personal belongings are be queathed to her sister and her two daughters to dispose of as they shall see fit. 12 FIRMS BID ON FIRE HOSE Proposals Range All the Way From 32 Cents to 81.10 a Foot Twelve firms to-day submitted bids to Fir e Commissioner Taylor for fur nishing fire hose that is to be bought with $2,500 appropriated when the an nual budget was compiled. The bids run from fifty-two cents to sl.lO a foot. Taylor said he will not decide until the City Commissioners meet on Tuesday and possibly not then as to who will get the contracts. Harry F. Sheesley who, despite Tay lor's recommendation, last year got a contract for 1,000 feet of'a certain brand of hose at 75 cents a foot, put in a bid to-day agreeing to furnish the same type of hose for 70 cents. Tay lor this afternoon said the Sheesley hose that has been in use here" is very good." The Eureka Fire Hose Company and the Bi-Lateral Fire Hose Company each ; got contracts for 1,000 feet of hose last year. Their bids to-day were the sam e as last year, sl.lO a foot. PLACED LEMON SEED IN EAR Boy Expected It to Come Out Mouth, hut Physicians Removed It Howard Boyer, the 3-year-old son of ! George W. Boyer, of Marysville, fol lowed his brother's instructions and to see a lemon seed come <tut»of his mouth he placed it in his ear. It did not come out and his parents becoming worried, brought him to the Harrisburg hospital this afternoon. It so pained the little boy that phy sicians had to remove the seed while the boy was under an anesthetic. 930,000 Fire at Tork To-day By Associated Press, York, Pa., April 17.—The planing mill of Jacob Beitzel & Sous, engaged extensively v on government contracts, was completely gutted iby fire which broke out at 9.30 o'clock this morning.! entailing a loss of $30,000, covered by insurance. A large quantity of finished mill work for federal buildings was de stroyed. SCHOOL BOARD BOYS PLOT AT 5 PER CENT. REDUCTION Site of New Tenth Ward School House At Fifth and Mahantongo Streets Will Be Enlarged By Last Night's Action The Harrisburg Board of School Di rectors last night voted to buy a plot of ground across Reel street from the site of the proposed Tenth ward school from the Harrisburg Realty Company at $8,668.75, a reduction of five per cent, from the price originally asked for the ground by the company. At the last meeting of the board, Director Werner introduced a resolu tion asking for the purchase of this plot of ground for $7,000. The Realty company asked originally $9,12'5 and the matter was placed in the hands of the building committee. This commit tee reached no conclusion at a session before the board meeting last evening and the committee was discharged from further consideration of the mat ter at the board meeting. Several realty experts and west end business men wrote to. the board, Hav ing the plot was worth $9,00<0. Ed-' ward Moeslein, former director, ap peared before the committee support ing Mr. Werner in his contention. The doors were closed while the board voted on the question. Messrs. Boyer, : Bretz, 8011, Kennedy and Saul voted ; to purchase the plot for $8,668.75. Directors Werner, Yates and Houtz were opposed. Secretary Hammelbaugh was au thorized to sell $90,000 worth of bonds to provide for the building on this enlarged plot at Fifth and Ma hantongo streets and C. Howard Lloyd was made supervising architect with a remuneration of five per cent, of the cost of the building. Mr, Lloyd won the architectural competition. COES BACK TO DOPE HABIT AND THEN TRIES SUICIDE Harry Nelligan Tells olice He Secured Quantity of Cocaine From Physi cian's Prescription—Attempted to End Life by Gas at Home Harry Nellingan, 634 Reily street, who, according to the police, had been "cured" of a longing for cocaine by treatment in the special ward at the almshouse and ye3terday secured a pre scription from a Harrisburg physician attd took rhe docaine he secured with the prescription, tried to commit suicide at his home this morning by inhaling illuminating gas. His family, the police say, discovered the gas in the room shortly after he turned on the fixture and the officers rescued him. He was taken to the /Har risburg hospital iu the police ambu lance. There it was said that his con dition was serious, but he had a chance to recover. While on his way to the hospital he told the policemen that he had been used to taking a large amount of cocaine each day and had been dis charged from the almshouse after treat ment as "cured," Yesterday he was in such condition that he wont* to a physi cian for treatment and got a prescrip tion for some of the narcotic, he is said to have told the police. His serious condition is due to the fact that he yesterday got more of the "dope" than he was accustomed to taking and not from the effects of the gas, according to the information given out at the hospital. ANOTHER MASSACREIs NOW FEARED IN TURKISH ARMENIA Engagements Frequent Between Kurds and Armenians and Slaughter of Christians Is Expected in the Vi cinity of Van and in Bashkala Tabriz, Persia, Friday, April 16, Via Petrograd, April 17, 12 Noon, and London, 1.20 P. M. —Engagements be tween the Armenians and Kurds are frequent in the vicinity of Van, in Turkish Armenian, according to re liable information reaching Tabriz and again a massacre of Christians is ex pected in the province of Bashkala. The Armenians of Van are hurriedly trying to raise volunteers in Azerbaijan province to help them againßt the Turks and Kurds. After several stubborn engagements between Russians and Turks to the north of Dilman, in Persia, the Turks retreated to the south of Dilman. From the district of the Choruk river it is reported that after an unsuccessful de fense of Khopa, the Turks retreated beyond Archava, whero they have 're occupied fortified heights from which they are making sorties. There is said to be growing hostility between the Turks and the Kurds, the former de precating the inhumanity of the latter. In cases where Turks and Kurds are serving the greater this disaffection anid at times approaches the mutinous stage. Turkish soldiers and even fhe younger of the Turkish officers are pro testing against the countenancing py higher Turkish officers p( the outrages committed by the Kurds. There are sev eral instances of Turkish soldiers hav ing lynched Kurds guilty of unusual atrocities. "A FOOL AND HIS MONEY" The first installment of "A Fool and His Money" will appear in the Star-Independent on Monday. This , new serial is George Barr Mc- Cutcheon's best novel. Who was the lady in the towerf The successive chapters of the st<?ry will unfold the mystery. FIRST CLASS TO BE GRADUATED FROM LANDISBVRO These young women are graduates of the Landisburg, Perry county, High School, class of 1915. They are mem bers of the first class to be graduated since the school was established. The commencement exercises were held on Monday night. Henry Houck, Secretary of Internal Affairs, made the principal address, while County Superintendent D. A. Kline presented the diplomas to the I Mil BASE AT HE BUY? United States Govern ment Awaits Offi cial Advices Concern ing Startling Rumor BELIEVE REPORT IS GROUNDLESS Huerta, Deposed President of Mexico, Asserts He Nfever Gave Japan Bights of Concessions on the Coast of Lower California By Associated Press. Washington, April 17.—The United States government to-day awaited of ficial advices as to whether or not Japan had established a naval base at Turtle Bay, Lower California, as has been reported. Although officials are not inclined to place any credence in the reports they have sought to ascer tain through American consuls and the Pacific fleet exactly what use the Jap anese and British vessels were making of Mexican territorial waters. Of ficials are certain that there is no foundation for the reports because of the fact that the British colliers were assisting Japanese warships. Admiral Howard, commanding the Pacific fleet off the west coast of Mex ico reported to the Navy Department to-day that he had ordered Commander Nofble E. Irwin, of the cruiser New Orleans, to proceed at once to Turtle Bay, Lower California, and report on the activities of Japanese naval forces there. The New Orleans was due to reach Turtle Bay to-day and Com mander Irwin is expected to report the result of his inquiry by wirelees. Secretary Daniels had telegraphed Admiral Howard a summary of the re ports alleging that while the osten sible purpose of Japanese activities in Turtle Bay is to salvage the grounded cruiser .Wama, the real object of the operations is to occupy the bay and adjoining shores as a base of opera tions. Huerta Gave No Concessions New York, April 17.—Victoriano Huerta, former president of Mexico, declares in a statement published by the "Herald" to-day that he had never given Japan or any other for eign government rights or concessions on the coast of Lower California. "I never gave any rights or priv ileges to any foreign nation tha* would affect the autonomy or integrity of Mexico," he said. BILLETS FALL ON U. S. SOIL Funston Says Desultory Firing Still Goes on at Matamoros Washington, April 17.—Major Gen eral Funston, at Brownsville, Texas, telegraphed the War Department to day that desultory firing was being kept up by the contending factions across the river at Matamoros, ami that many bullets continued to fall upon American soil. So far no one has been injured on the American side of the line. There is no indications, the gen eral said, when the Villa besiegers will make another serious effort to take the town. He added: "Reports from many sources indi cate the Villa forces have at least 12 field guns, in addition to the two used in the last fight, but impossible to veri fy reports up to present time." Brownsville, Tex., April 17.—The danger to Brownsville through a battle at Matamoros apparently was post poned indefinitely to-day. Major Gen eral Funston, who has been here await ing the Villa assault upon Matamoros, made preparations to return to San Antonio as soon as the movements of the Villa troops confirm the eorrect ness of their announcement last night that they intend to abandon Mata moros. graduates. Professor Fred. V. Rockey, a graduate of Bucknell University, is principal of the school. Reading from left to right, the grad uates are: Top row. Miss Pearl Burt nett, Miss Erma Billman, Miss Violet Evans, Miss Ruth Carl, Miss Marion Burtnett, Miss Mildred Hooke; lower row. Miss Adda Rice, Mißs Mary Rice, Miss Mary Patterson, Miss Margaret Ritter. RUSSIAN CRAND DUKE SHOT BYONEOFOWNCENERALS? Berlin, April 17, by Wirelss to Say ville.—The "Lokal Anzeiger," of Duisburg, Rhenish Prussia, says it learns "from an absolutely unimpeach able source" that the reported sickness of Grand Duke Nicholas Nicholavitch, commander-in-chief of the Russian forces, was due to a shot in the' ab domen fired by the late General Baron Sievers, of the defeated Russian Tenth army. The "Lokal Anzeiger" says General Sievers was summoned by the Grand Duke to explain the defeat of the Rus sian Tenth army. A heated colloquy took place, the newspaper says, and the Grand Duke gave General Sievers a box on the car. The latter thereupon drew a revolver and wounded the Grand Duke, subsequently turning the weapon upon himself. The fact that General Sievers had committed suicide, the "Lokal An zeiger" continues, was learned at the time of his funeral, but the news that Grand Duke Nicholavitch had been wounded has just become known. General Sievers was the commander of the Russian Tenth Army which, in the middle of February, met with a se vere defeat at the hands of the Ger mans in the Mazurian lakes region, of East Prussia. The report that the gen eral hail committed suicide appeared in the Frankfurter Zeitung, on March 12. The newspaper said it had received a dispatch from Petrograd intimating that the Russian officer had ended his own life. The authority for this infer ence, however, seemeil' to rest on the fact that reports had been in circula | tion concerning a mourning service which was held for the general in a Lu theran church and the report was not confirmbed from any other source. ' Turk Says Italy Will Stay Neutral Rome, April 16, 8.55 P. M., via Paris, April 17, 4.30 A. M.—"l am convinced that Italy will remain neu tral," was a statement made to the "Idea Nazionale," by Carasso Effan di, member of the Turkish Chamber of Deputies, who has been in Italy on a mission for his government, on the eve of his departure from Rome for Constantinople. Many Nurses For Belgian Army New York, April 17.—The Amerl» can line steamship St. Louis sailing to-day for Liverpool, carries four sur geons and twenty-four nurses compos ing, with two additional surgeons to join them in England, two complete Red Cross field hospitals. These units are to be attached to the Belgian army and stationed at La Panne. Austria May Suddenly Attack Italy Paris, April 17, 5.30 A. M.—The belief is becoming general in Rome that Austria will make a sudden attack upon Italy as soon as she becomes con vinced that the latter has determined to intervene in the war, according to a dispatch to the "Matin" from its cor respondent in the Italian capital. LATE WARIEWS SUMMARY From such scattering reports as are permitted from the eastern front it is becoming gradually apparent that the greatest battle of the war, at least so far as concerns the number of men en gaged, is being fought in the Carpa thians, along the US-mile front from Bartfeld, in Northern Hungary, to Stry, in Eastern Galicia. This line roughly parallels the boundary between Hungary and Galicia, running through a difficult mountain region, through which the Russians hope to break a way into the heart of Hungary. German war correspondents style this battle the greatest In the history of the world and it is estimated that 8,500,- 000 men are taking part. According to the German reports, the Russian ad vance, which a week ago seemed to be threatening the Integrity of Hungary, has now been checked definitely. It is said that the Russian losses in killed, wounded, sick and prisoners are 500,- 000. Russian reports throw little light on Coatlanad «■ Seventh Pace. nran PRICE, ONE CENT. 7KILLED.B WOUNDED IN AIRSHIP RAID Bombs Dropped by Two German Aeroplanes Flying Over Amiens Find 15 Victims NO DAMAGE TO THE CATHEDRAL The Latter Building, Apparently the Target of the Missile*, Not Struck During the Bombardment One Woman Was Decapitated Amiens, France, April 17, 4.40 A. M.—Seven persons were killed and eight were wounded by bombs dropped 'by two German aeroplanes which Hew over this city yesterday, one in the morning and one in the evening. The cathedral apparently was the target of the missiles, but it was not damaged. The first aircraft appeared at 6.45 a. m., and dropped five bombs. The explosions of the projectiles were fatal to four women and two men while seven other persons were wounded, in cluding two soldiors guarding the rail road station. The property damage was trivial The second aeroplane appeared over the city at 5 p. m. One of the bombs dropped from it demolished a house, de capitating a woman seated in the par lor -"nd injuring another woman. Amsterdam, Holland, April 17, Via London, 3.27 P. M. —A hostile airship at half past one o'clock this morning dropped 1 2 bombs on the city of Strass burg, capital of Alsace-Lorraine. Searchlights showed it disappearing in a northerly direction, under bombard ment of anti-air craft guns. Two persons in Strassburg were slightly wounded; otherwise no dam age was done by the bombs from the airship. French Cruiser Bombards Forts Paris, April 17, 11.40 A. M.—The Ministry of Marine to-day gave out an official communication reading: "During the day of April 16 m French supporting a recon naissance made by aeroplanes, effective ly bombarded the fortifications of El Arish, a fortified town in Egypt near boundary of Egypt and Palestine, as well as certain detachments of Turk ish troops which had concentrated near El Arish." DEALINGS IN STEEMY WERE ON ENORMOUS SCALE U. S. Stock Frequently Change* Hand* In Blocks of 1,000 to 4,000 Shares and Touches 60, the High Prtoe of Current Movement By Auociated Prrtt. New York, April 17.— Feverish trading in stocks was resumed at the opening of to-day's two-hour session on the Exchange. Industrial and equip ment shares of the class which made yesterday's operations memorable were again the most prominent features, particularly New York Airbrake, Baldwin Locomotive and Pressed Steel car, in which gaintt of 2 to 5 points were made. American Locomotive vesterdny'a sensation faature was again reaction ary, declining over four points to B"S, from which it soon made full recov ery. Other specialties, including Bethle hem Steel, rose 1 to 2 points, and leaders, especially U. S. Steel, denoted further accumulation at oubstantial advances. Dealings in Steel were on enormous scale, with several lots of 2,0'00 to 4,000 shares. Profit taking made absolutely no impression upon prices, the entire list continuing its advance in the second hour on an increasing scale of activ ity. War shares added materially te gains of the first hour, closing with advances extending from 3 to 7 points. The extraordinary demand for U. K. Steel was the outstanding feature. That stock frequently changed hands in blooks.of 1,000 to 4,000 shares and just before the end touched 60, the high price of the current movement. Other former leaders, including Bead ing, St. Paul and Amalgamated Cop per, attained to best prices. Buoyancy was maintained to the end. Total transactions approximated 6 7 5,000 shares. New Orleans, April 17.—Trading in cotton here to-day brought new high levels for the season, July touching 10.09. Buying was stimulated by tha, showing of the week's statistics. Fbr-' eign clearances were twice as large aa for this week last year, the figures be ing 171,074 bales against 85,56-6. The market stood 9 to 11 points up at its best and closed 6 to 10 up.