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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1915,
STOCKS STRONG AT
" CLOSE IN NEW YORK
Short Covering Again Evident.
Little Foreign Selling; Banks'
NtiW YORK, Feb. 27.-Whlt business
tens ilghl on tho Stock ExchAnge today,
iho general strength shown In tha
market yestcrtlny was well maintained,
At tha npflnlng II10 tono was firm, wtlh
4 nmb nf leading Issues showing
ffarlinpnt gnlns over tho closing yester
day, but nf the day progressed there
tfem t-irtlrmtit declines nil around Until
n fun minutes before tho close, when
iherp wns an upward movement which
carried rnnry of the leading Issues to
high nnlnt of tho day, Au was tho
naia In '"ft two days, tho strength
was lirl caused by tho covering of
shorts .nd by traders who wanted to
even up tbslr accounts o'-e" the end of
tho month. "Hie Tnrltet rioscd strong.
For tho miwt nart today oprtrnllons were
confined principally to professionals, the
nubllo not nnmtog In. There was a gener
al disposition in tho street to hold ort
pending dnvfliotitnentsover Sunday, prin
cipally I" I'o Kuropean shipping and
There '' vary little foreign selling In
tho market, as shown by tho bonds ap
pearing on tho tapo ns "Sellers 20 flat.''
This has been gradually dropping off In
tho last few days. Somo transactions were
made, and they were confined to Central
Pnclflo first is. Northern Pacific 3s nnd
Southorn Pacific funding Bs, nnd somo
other Issues wnlch are extensively held
The stocks In which tho principal trad
ing was done wcro Bethlehem Steel,
Copper, Heading and StesI common, all
of which closed at high points of tho
day and all fractionally higher than the
final of yesterday. Loose Wiles Biscuit
first preferred ndvanced 4 points to 80,
whllo tho common gnjncil ij by Belling
Tho grain market at Chicago was strong
today on continuous export demand, clos
ing quotations being nbovo tho final of
yesterday. Provisions were also higher,
Tho weekly statement of tho condi
tion of tho Clparlng House members
shofnd thit Ihero was nn Increase of
JW,79O,0O0 In avorago loons and a decreaBO
In surplus reserves of $1,092,930. Actual
loans ware llO.txifl.OOO larger, and tho sur
plus reserve $2,412,750 smaller.
New York Bond Sales
.. . ll'h,
ywftiKa u June cv ea.illi
8000 Amir Acr Bs
200O Amer Hide & L tla. .
15000 Amer Smelt Sec (Is..
23000 Amer Tel cvt 4tis..
TOOO Armour Co 414s. ..
17000 AtchHon cv 4s 10.13.
aroo nnit & nh cv -m.,,.
6W0 Beth Steel rM Bs RS
10CO do lBt 3s 1C0
2000 Brooklyn Itnp Tr 5. .101
BOOO do Ss 1018 W
1O0O Brook t'n CJas let Bs..lOOi
BOOO Cent Leather let Bs... nSty
(miuv i-cni i-ac isc -m km
iOOOO Ches & Oh cv 414 10
1000 CM & Erio (Is li
SOOO do lBt Ss 03
.".ooo cm ft iv ma 4 oo
0000 Chl B & Q Joint 4a.... 05
1C00 Chi U ft o Iowa 4s.... 102
U0O00 C M & St P CV Bj w 1. .100'
1200O Chi mii ft at p cp M.ion
BPOU Chl M & St P gen 4Ma.lOOl4 loot? ltwtf
8000 do cv 4ia im 0i on
0000 Chl Mil & V H 4a SM'i ssyj (-SVi
10000 Con Oas cv Us w i ..112H 112 112
N0 Den & Bio Or rfii 4a.. 41114 40U 41)11
20"0 Dls Secur Corp Sa .... .11 Bl at
!(M proal Nor 1st 4Us . 101W 10M 101W
lim Hud Man In r.s 27H 27(? 27 1
?JS8 I" Chi Jet r.a nn odk, no?i
O00O Inap Cop cv il 1001.1 100 10OVJ
20011 Jntcrli Met 4'4h 7414 74H 74W
47000 Intorb It T rof Ba .... 07H 07TS H7',i
1000 Iniernl Paper Us . ..100 100 100
10000 Jan f.er Sta new 4Ha. 7B 7IV4 7.1
I100O jHrmneno New 4Uh... nn un sn
xikmi nana a Alien rt 03 .. n.H
ch 2rl Bs .. IWH Ml 5 0RV5
iXt" i. fn qo)s-
juuu 1.UU1S a:
lOTO Mich RtntB Tel Rfl. . IWli nll(. OHli
SOOO Mo Kan & T lat 4... 77',1 77'i 77
.1000 MO Pao 4s -I.-, 44i 44Vi
11000 do cv Ba 40 4M 4B
tooj NY r & Hud os w 1,10m ini inisi
TOOO doSVi 7II 70I 70
4000 N Y City 4VJs 10(10. . . OOVi OoS OOU
icon N V N II & II 4s 8-1 R.1 83
hm an us 02
10(10 N Y Ont & W 1st 4s.. 7HV
MOO N Y Itwy ref 4s 71V,
180TO do adj Ba M"i
iivu inri ca
Mt frn fl 19,t
jsooo Nor Pno prior 4 S9'j
1T0OO Nor Pae gen 8a fluff
2IWI Ore Short I, lBt 0a....1osJ
2000 Pro Coat lat 5s Of
irno Pncino Tel Bs 0714
,ikii, I'enna cv ;t's iwi
.KS2 "eadlnff cren 4a fllf uinj fll
10000 Ropuh Cuba Ba lOOI., 04i 04i n4
3SX2 JJfP ,r & s. 5 mho.. w w niU
2O0O nin Or & V clt 4a.
aooo nock iBlnnd 4
B'OO nock Island Bs . .
Bono Seaboard A I, ndj Bs.
1000 Pcaloanl A I Hta. 4s.
2COO Pnuth Bell Bs
loooo South Pae cv 4
81000 South 1'ac rfd 4s
BOOO do cv rot Ba
BWO South nwy gen 4s...
loon South Itwy con 5s...
2000 Texas Co cv Os
inon Third Avo adj Bs...
TOOO u B Gov 4s
,8000 V s rtealty Ba
40OOO TI a Steel B
BOO XT S Steel rosr Bs,...
SOOO Union Pae lit 4s...
2000 Union Pae cv 4a
K9. V."'"" rfto rM 4b...
2000 Un nwv S V 4s...
IJ1100 V 0 sBrown Broa...
2000 -Wob Knu ct ita 4. ..
71 U Tl
SOOO w N Y A Pa 1st Ba. 78
" W N V & Pa 4s TSU
1000 Weat E & M CV a Ofllf
1000 Weit Mil lat 4 tut! hit! ni
ft 10IS lOlft
'5 071 OStS
I 01 01
Yl KU',i NOW
(4 70 70
11 00 , a
U, Will 1021.
y, iook ioo
K1 compared with $11,000,000 laat week" ' ' '
pe McCall Corporation, reijulsr quarterly
11 per cent, on flnst preferred, payable AnrH
i.n. -WK ot Ior(l March 23. and m per
iriVisJrd.A,?.t.0J. 9?J Conipany, resular ouar.
n..U.i. "!, '.""."'A.' S."'J "'' . -
from March 2 to IB. Inclusive.
sn01.11 dominion Company of Maine, quarterly
" ,. Payable March SO. ' """'
Old Dominion Copper Mining- and Smelting
Company of Now Jersey, BO cents a share
..E?i".,gn w?v,n ''we and Huhber Company.
iteVir.,quf.rUJly ,a "." fpnirnon. payable March
l0lo stock of record March S.
.. Lv &. Cp;1 regular quarterly IK per cent..
Vrt1,6 Ar.r"J to J."!tk of recorrtltarch 10. '
Cntlnmil, New Orleans nnd Toxss Pacific,
wSSSpa ?efc.ntT.hV.'y.M,st jfeSS. Y.SU'"
yolorado Power Company, regular autrlerly
H.Mr S?"'.- on Preferred, payable March 1.
sXSJIl Jrork Bn QuScn:' Kleetrlo Light and
Company, regular quarterly 1 pr cent.
en preferred, payable March 1,
Last close. High. toy. Cles.
AtSflm field MInw .... 28 28 ?7.s 28
Ami Cepper ......... 2M MW B2H MW
Am Tl Sugar... ? 30H 38", 38H
Am Can., ?$ 20H 201 20W
Am Csnpref... ........ P2K 92Jf 02f 02H
AmefCar&Fdy ...... JOK 40W 40i 40H
Am Cotton Oil. 44Ji 4AM 46U 6M
Am Hide & Leather prof 2fl! ?5U 26t 2fiU
Am !co ?ai 2fi.U 2M 25l
AmTienmotlw 21 ?0) T0! 2f)M
Am Maltpref ......... 30 30 30 30
Am MncHlm POM 1IM OPH OIK
Am Bmclting pref .....iron 10"M 100 lOW
AmSoiu ,,..H2H 102.1S K2 102
AmTd&Tel . , UHll 1I9H 110 110
A m Woolen pref 77 Ji 77X 77i 77
Arscondacopper ..... 26k 20 2A1( 2fl
Atchison H4) Q4.j P4t B1W
Baldwin Loco 295( "28W 28 28
nlto&Ohlo (WW B5 fiiH MH
Dalto A Ohio pref 07 03 08 08
PethSteol MH MM M rM
ntooKlrn napld Transit 86H 87 8fl MH
California Pot mt 18 17l 17J
Canraclfle 167M lo7H IfOK 167
Central Leather MH 34M .14U 34H
Chcs&Ohlo 40 40 40 40
Chlno Copper 3A 3fi 85H 3&H
Chicago & Alton pref .. 1 1) HVi UK 11M
ChlcOreatWprefA .. 27 27 27H 27M
ChlcMII&St i $4U 65 84M 85
Col Fuel & Iron 2ai 23( 23 U 23
Col & South 1st pref ... 47 48 48 48
Corn Products .... DX OH 0) OH
Den AnioO pref .... 10 11 10 11
Distillers Securities ... 10X 10X 10K 10U
Erie 205 20M 20M 20U
Erie lot prof S3W 33W 33 H 33 M
Gen Chcm 175 178 178 178
CenChem pref W7 107M 10714 1P7X
General Electrlo 139 130 130 130
General Motor 60 01 00 01
Goodrich Co 3I 3Hf 31U 31W
Great Northern pref ..114 113U 113)4 113M
Great Northern Ore ... 30U 31 30i 30M
IntHarvCorp 65 60 50 60
Interboro-Met 12 12 UK 12
Interhoro-Motprof .... 66? ta fifiX 6)t
Int'l Paper pref 33H 34 34 34
Inspiration Cons 1HH 18)( I8' J8H
Kan City Southern ... 21) 2IM 2H 219
Lehigh Valley 132 132 1315s 131H
Loose-Wiles Biscuit ... 18 mi 18)4 18M
Looso-Wllcs Bis 1st pref 80 00 00 00
LouIsv&Nash 112 112 112 112
MackayCo 75 74 74 74
Maxwell Motors 24)1 24W 24) 24M
Maxwell Motors 1st pref 02 C3 02 03
Maxwell Motor 2nd pref 25W 25W 25 25)f
Mexican Petroleum .. 67)f 68 C6U CBH
MoKan&Tex 10H 10H 10 10
Mo Kan & Tex pref ... 31 31 31 31
Miami Copper 1B) 18M 18)4 18H
Missouri Paclflo 11H 12) 11M 12M
Montana Power 40H 4tHf 40 40
(Nat Lead 47 40) 40 40)(
Nevada Con 12 12M 12H 12H
NYNII&1I 45H 4fiV 44 45U
NY Central 82)5 t'2H 8U( 82W
NYO&W 22Jf 23K 22M 23Yi
NoPaclflc 101 HOW lOOJf 1004'
renna ..; 1C44 104)4 104 WAii
rressed Steel Car 27)4 27Ji 27J4 27M
Pittsburg Coal 20 20 20 20
KayCons ie), 16H 10)4 Mi
Beading 42)f 112)4 141JJ 14214
Itcbubllc Iron & St pref 73)4 74J 74) 74K
Hock Island H H h H
BumelyCo H J, H li
Seaboard Air Line pref. 32)4 32 32 32
Sears Itoebuck pref ...125)f 125W 125K 125U
fcouthern Pacific b2)( c2)4 tilit 82
Southern By 14 3! J314 13)4
Etudcbaker 44)4 45)4 44)4 45)4
Studcbaker pref 01V4 93U 03)t 03H
Tennessee Copper 27M 28 i7!f 27!f
TcxasCo 127 127 117 127
IhlrdAvenue 47J4 48H 47U 47!1
Union Dag & Paper. ... 5H 5 5 5
LnlonPaciflo 110)4 110)4 1)9 110)4
Union Pacific prof .... 815i 81)4 81)4 81)4
US Rubber 64)4 41 54)4 Mi
USSteel 42 42 41)4' 42M
US Steel pref M3H li 3)4 103)1 1U.i!4
Utah Copper 61)4 62 50)i 51)
Western Union i24 (2)4 t2H 12)(
W cstinchouso L'lectrlc. 05H 05)4 05M 06H
Wells Kargo 84 85 84 U 84SX
WUlys Overland 02M 0554 05 05
Total sales today, 110,800 shares, com
pared with 171.638 share3 yesterday; this
week, 901,625 shares: last week, 1,010,634
shares. . . .
Quoted ex dividend In New York today:
Chemical National llank, 2& per cent.
NEW MINIMUM PRICES
Special Committoa Announces Quota
tions Effective Monday.
The epeclal committee of tho Philadelphia
Stock Kxchange announces the following new
minimum prices, effective Monday, March 1,
Btocka American Qas, 07: American Itall
uajg. 33; American Hallways prelerred, UU;
General Asphalt, 20; General Auphalt, pre
ferred, CO; llarwood Electric, IB; Ilarwood
Electrlo preferred, SO; J. O. Drill Company.
IS; J. O, Drill Company preferred. 80. Lake
Superior Corporation, 7; Pennsylvania Salt
Manufacturing Company, 80; Pennsylvania
Steel, free; Pennsylvania Steel preferred, SO;
Philadelphia Company common. 30; Phlladel.
plila Company B per cent, preferred, 30; Phila
delphia Company U per cent, preferred. 33;
Union Traction (Philadelphia), 31; United Hall
ways and Electrlo (lialtlmore). 24,
lionda Ilarwood Eloctrlo Company drat and
refunding its, llHtf, 05; Lake Superior Corpora
tion Income Ba, lull, 40; Philadelphia Company
nrat mortgage and collateral trust Sa, Wl'.K t5;
Philadelphia Company consolidated 9s, 1031.
70: United nallwoya and inveatment Company
rlret Hen collateral trust Ba. 1UZU, Pittsbuish
NEW YORK BANK STATEMENT
Loans Increased Whllo Surplus Ro
NEW yoniC, Fab. 27. The statement
of the condition of the members of tho
Now York Clearing Housa Association
for the week made tho following1 average
Loans. Increase 110,700,000
Demand depoalta. Increase ., ,11.979,000
Tlmo deposit, Increase 2,2.10,000
Surplus reserve, decrease .......... 1.602.0UO
'Die actual condition was:
Loans, increase 32'5JM99
liomund deposits. Increase 13,030,000
Tlmo deposna, increase
Surplus reserve, decrease ..
NEW YORK CURB
Ilraden Copper .............
Drltlsh.Amerlcan T old
HrltUli-Anierlcan T new ...
La, Uoae .,
merlins qum ..............
Tobacco Products preferred
United Clgjr Stores
united ProM-Sharlng nw .
Yukon Hold. , .,,,. ...,.
1H . IHtt
1 0-18 14
New York Stock
NO. 53--ASTHMA SIMPSON, THE YILLAGE QUEEN "STEW" PIDD KNOWS WHERE THIS CLUE ENDED,
Operations Confined to Evening
Up Over End of Month Poor
Tho. local stock market wnn stngnant
today. Operations wro smnll nnd vere
confined prltiflpnlly to evcnlns; Up over
the end of tho month. Many monibers
of tho exchange went out nf town for
over Sunday, nnd the nttendnnce on the
floor Of the exchange was cdtisequontly
light, This was also the caso In the board
rooms of brokers' offices. No disposition
Is yet shown by outsiders to como Into
the mnrket, but on tho whole tho feeling
Is reported to bo ptmdunlly growing
better. Tho nttltudo still appears to bo
a wnltlnp one.
What little trading thero was wna
confined principally to Pennsylvania
nail road shares. Transactions In this Is
sue were mostly In odd lots, such ns
two, three, flvo and six shares, thus
making It ttppenr thnt small Investors
were picking It up. ' Tho opening trans
action was at 62 E-16, up 1-16 from the
flnnl of yesterday. In the Inter tradlnp,
however, the advance was lost and It
sagged 3-16 below tho closing of yester
day at 52 1-16. At tho closo It regained
to B2M. Fifteen shares of Lehigh Val
ley sold nt 6, up $1 from tho last pre
vious sale, which was mado on Mon
day nt 63. The company's general 4V5
per cent, bonds, on tho other hand,
changed hands nt 91H, off 75 cents from
tho last sale,
About tho only thing of Interest was
tho annual report of tho Baldwin Locomo
tive Works for tho year ending Decem
ber 31, which showed thnt tho company
had experienced ono of tho worst years
In Its history. Tho net profits oqunlled
only li per cent, on tho prcforred stock,
or Just enough to pay tho dividend for
one-quarter, wbllo In tho previous year
13.1 per cent, was earned on tho common
stock. Tho common stock was offered
nt 23, down 2i from tho final of yester
day, with no takers, whllo tho proferred
sold at 99 for flvo shares, both at tho of
ficial minimum prlco.
An outstanding fcaturo was du I'ont in
ternational Powder, for which KU was
bid, against 92 bid yesterday, when It wns
offered nt 91. Tho stock was quoted
eirller this week at 85 bid. Tho stock of
tho International Powder nnd Chemical
sold on tho ISxchango at 31, up CO cents.
In their monthly statements to custom
ers today stock brokerage firms charged
from 4U to 6 per cent. Interest on mar
gin accounts for tho last month.
Just before the closo 17 shares of Elec
tric Storage Battery sold nt 49. up $1
from the opening transaction. Western
New York and Pennsylvania general 4s
changed hands at 77, up $1 from tho first
sale of the day.
E. Clarence Miller today withdrew his
name as a candidate for re-election to
tho Governing Committee of tho Phila
delphia Stock Exchango at tho annual
election on Monday.
Tho firm of Huhn, Kdey & Co.
will be dissolved by mutunl consent
on Mondny. George A. Huhn nnd Harry
B. Holllns, Jr., will bo admitted ns part
ners In tho firm of George A. Huhn &
Sons on Monday.
Itenewed expansion In trndc, especially
In the Southwest, further speeding up In
Industrial operations nnd excellent nd
vlces as to winter wheat go hand In
hand with optimism, which, however,
is tempered by conservative buying, says
Exports of copper from New York,
Philadelphia and Baltimore, for tho week
ending February 23, totaled 9717 tons,
and for tho month of February to date,
The Ohio Stnto Telephone Company, for
the six months ended Jnnunry 31, 1915, re
ports: Operating revenue, J1.C53.312;
gross Income, IEG9.0S3, surplus nftcr In
terest, I311,9St: preferred dividends. J160.-
967; surplus, $151,013. Tho surplus for tho
six months wns at tho annual rate of
about 6 per cent, on tho common stock.
A new bill before the Hallway Commit
tee at Ottawa authorizes the St. Law.
renco nnd Adirondack Railway to lease
Its road and all traftlc rights to New
Tho gross earnings of tho Federal Light
nnd Traction Company In January were
$225,417, an tncreaso of JS4S7; net 152,063,
Commercial failures In tho United
States this week numbered 400, ngalnst
260 during the corresponding week last
year. In Canada the fallurc wcro 69
against 49 last year.
The following minimum prices were es
tablished by tho special commlttoe of
tho New York Stock Exchange after the
close today, to go Into effect Monday:
Atlantic Const Line', 37; Louisville and
Clearings made by file bank and trust
company members of the Philadelphia
Clearing House In February amounted
to 1677,079,031. tho smallest of any month
since last Heptemoer. They were 168,
139,816 less than In February. 1914. 62,
79I.S33 less than 1913 and f22.630.902 below
1912. For two mouths this year tho
clearing amounted to ?!, 238,621, S12, a de
crease of 1168,910,166 from tha correspond
ing perlJd of 1914,
The gross earnings of the E. I. du Pont
da Nemours Powder Company, with sub
sidiary companies, for tho fiscal year end
ing December 31. 1914, were J25.179.9I7, com
pared with J26.675.008 In 1913; net J5,603.153.
against J5.347.0S5 last year,
Swiss Loan Hero
LAUSANNE, Feb. 27,-The Swiss Gov.
ernment will secure a loan In tha United
States beforo spring. Negotiations hava
already been opened. The sum mentioned
In 115,600,000, and tha rate of Interest
about 6 per cent.
Sales hi Philadelphia
Tes. e1oe. lll;h. Low. Close,
10 Am Milling .... fl'i
13 Paid l-oco (19
10 Petli Sieel ,.. ..
23 II ft Ohio
IO Cam Bleel ,...., 42
20 Eleo fitor ...... 4t
.18 Ins Co of N Am. 21
170 Int rwd ft Chm aots
?.1 Key Tel Co.,,., 14
To Lehigh Nav ,., 74i
ao jrfhlRh 'nl .... V
inn Pcnna r.nllroad, CSVt
2.1 PJUla Electric ,, 2.1H
i , rmirt nap 1 . .. i'j
M Phlln Traction.. 77
is Hcanins; ...
10 fin llntltvnv
US Tonopah Pel ... .
41 Tononali Mlri.nff
770 U S Btcel .... 42
Total sal, USS shares, compared with WVM
yesterdays this week, 32,033 shares! last week,
7300 Am O
I B r.x., 8S 8.M1
5 s;rp 1H17.P0W mU
4s tM2....Kog 100U
6 P tr 4. 70 W
Rwy 4s,. ., f1
1000 Inter Rwy
Mho I, v Ren con 4V4" naK
iron Pa cv ,-u.i lnin.too
37 P rn ftfrn Ifltrt DO IIO DO
HOCOWNWl'nnH ., 77 70
Total sales. H,r9(l, compared with $20,74
yesterday! this week, 1440,220; last week,
Local Half -hourly Sales
10 to 10:30 A.M.
in H H steel .,
41 Tonopnh Mln,
2S Phlla Ttac...
1.1 Mh VnJlov..,
3 llaMwtn nfd.,
ltii u H steel...,
.1 Ileo FJtomire,
2j; 1.1 do
(ITS W Ton ni . . .
77 loo U fi Bteel.
H iteafllnK ..
.0 Int Pwd A
iS Phlla Ulec
.62 rt-tn 10 Cam Steel.
. n-ui 11 renna
10 do 82 5-15
.W Elec ft Peop Tr 4
1!7 Cam Steel scrip 1M7
loco I.oh Vollay Ken cons 4'Ss..
lomi Pcnna conv fiua 1l)t5
300 Am Uas A Eleo r.s
10:30 (o 11 A. ftl.
10 rteaillne ....
10 South llwy..
p) nnljHln pM.
71!j, il do...
14 2 do...
Pl 11 do...
62W 2.1 Walt &
62U 100 Int Pivd
& Ch :
SOOO Am Cm &
is cam steel errlp 3IUT vYt
2000 Am Gas & Eloc 6s 63H
11 to 11:30 A.M.
10 Peth Steol... MU 15 Leh Valley... 00
78 Ins Co N A.. 21
1000 Intentato Itwy 4s .IS
2000 West JdiPu gen 4 70
11:30 A. M. to 12 M.
1.1 Ton Pel.... I) 1.1-16 10 Leh Nav t c. 74'4
10 U 8 Btcel.... 42J1 10 Am Milling.. Oj?
10 do 42t Kr u 3 Steel.... M
10 do 42 2-1 Kejstono Tel. UV,
1f0 U 8 Hlcei.... 41' 10 Penna 62
100 do 4M5 1.1 Phlla n T.... 10
inn uo 42 loo 11 S Pteel.... 41U
10 do 42 T Elcc Storage. 41)
20 do 42 10 do 40
20n city in 1042 10015
Kini Went N V a Pa iren 4n 77
H7 Phlla Co scrip 1010 tx)
WW Penna conv 314s 1013. 100
Local Bid and Asked
,. .. 28
!-ako H'lP Corp
do t c
I.eh Vnl Tr ....
io cunt pref . .
Phlla It T
do t r
f CI I
II 8 Sttel
LOCAL BOND SALES LARGER
February Business on Exchange
Bond sales on tho Philadelphia Stock
Exchange in February wero fno largest
slnco Jnnunry, 1D14, reaching a total par
value of 41,832,100. They were IS31.666 above
January nf this year, and were also
larger than In February of 1014 and 1313.
Whllo the sales of stocks In the month
showed considerable Improvement over
January nnd December, they were less
than ono-half of the total sales In Feb
ruary of last year.
Stock nnd bond transactions for four
No. of shares: ini.i inn 101s
January .... 127,80ft 471.450 4IW..11B
J'ebruary ... 143,573 :00,2B 4S)!silO
March '. 2tl.fl3l a9,!58
April 2S.S.MXI ,181.310
Mny 187,033 3i8,eSd
Juno 147,210 440.341
July t3S7,44.1 ssi.ma
iNovomber I.OIfl 222,106
Par Miluo on bonds:
November . .(
liocember . .
One day. tI-" on day.
NEW YORK COFFEE MARKET
NUW YOltK. Fb. 27.-On nioderats sctlv
Ity. corfc futurea advanced 3 to 7 points bov
Prices follow ,
October . .
. 8,8383.(13 5.00;
. n.oajfO.Ttf Jim
8.74 fifl. 7S H.HSfiH Til
., I1.M5.I O.SVUTfl.84 S.T7B8.7S
..8.03 6 0tln.05
.. 7,OOff7.0l 7.001X7.01 8.0&88.fHj
Tnul sales, 10,800 bat'.
GRAINS STRONGER ON
SALES FOR EXPORT
Advances Were Scored by All
Cereals at Close of Chicago
CHICAGO, Feb. 2;.-Contlnued sales for
export nnd comparative firmness of tlio
Liverpool market caused grains to close
ntronff today on tho Board of Trade.
May wheat ended nt $1.53!i, up 4VI cents
from tho final of yesterday, while July
closed at $1.21?;, a gain of 214 cents. Corn
wns up 2',4 cents for May nnd 2U cents
for July. Jlay oats wero U4 cents nnd
July Hi cents higher.
Tho market ruled Irregular throughout
the session. Offerings wcro small. Cash
sales of corn hero wero 795,000 bushels,
ot whfch 700,000 bushels wero to ex
porters. Onts sales wcro 100,000 bushels,
with CO.000 bUBhcls for export. Hog prod
ucts wero higher nil around.
A prominent Chicago grain firm has re
ceived n cable from Pome, asking for
nn offer on 18,000,000 bushels of wheat,
including 10,000,000 bushels of No. 2 hnrd
winter wheat for shipment within -10
days, and 6,000,000 bushels of N'o. 2 spring
wheat for April-May shipment. This
ordor comes from a country which would
dlrootly benefit by tho opening of tho
Dardanelles. It cannot bo filled because
It cannot bo secured.
Tho prlco ot wheat In Northampton,
Eng., fell one shilling to 2U shillings to
day, as a result of tho success of tho
Allies attacking tho Turkish forts nt
leading futures ranged as follous,
Wheat Opn. High. I,ow. Clofe. close.
"y 15J., Va' !" ti.-i.-m ti.4iu
JUlV 1.22, 1.23 1.22 tl,2li tl.22
Com (new delivery)
May 71't 74t; 71W 74 71M
Jul 74. 70'i 74IJ 70U 74
May rat, ri74 r.s 37j mi
July- bs ni, 62i S4U ri
May '10.2.1 10.40 10 30 flO.37 10.27
July 10.B0 10.00 10.45 tlO.CO 10 47
May . fl.M 0.00 n.CO 0.S7 0.S2
July 10.15 10.20 10.12 10.17 M0.12
May 17.12 17.3.1 17.10 17.32: tl7.21
July 17.B5 17.72 17.50 17.72 17.C0
LIVE STOCK QUOTATIONS
CHICAflO, Feb. 27. 11008. Receipts,
10.000: market weak. Mixed nnd buttliorx,
ffl.4000.73: good heavy, Jd.40ff0.70: rough
heavy. f.lW(1.30; light. JU.3087.33; rlka,
f5.ovnn.oo: bulk, jo.ssi&ii 0,1.
CATTLI1. Itecolpts, 2C0: market steady.
Beeves. J5.737 40: cons nnd heifers, J3.23flf)
7.40: stockers and feedcrp, I4.10S4.C3; Tcxans.
j(.1?7.10: cahes. JS.BOCTlo.
MKKI1P. Receipts, l.VK); mnrket steady. Na
tive an'l Western, ?4.037.7u; lambs, t:..8.V(I
NEW TOnK, Teb. 27. Renewed talk of tho
probability that cotton would be placed on tho
contraband list caused free offerings of con
tracts on the Cotton KxchanRn here this morn
lop; and tho market opened 4 to 3 points under
Friday's rlose. After the coll prices advanced
slldhtly. Trodlmr wan featureless. Now Or
leans was the principal caller, while other sec
tions of the Pnuth houitht
Yes. close. Open. With, Low. Cloio.
March S2 R.20 s.2.1 S.20 8.1:3
May 8Rt R47 R 4S R.ll 8 17
July H.72 S.Ort 8.01 S 02 R.8S
October K.DS S.m 8.07 8.M 8!I7
Poeembor 0.14 0.10 D.10 D.li) n.m
Spot 8.33 8.3.1
AI.ADAjMA allEAT southep-v.
January gross $331,201 fn2.i)J.l
Net Ol.RIJ 30,132
Seven months' gross 2,800,090 M,.W,
Net 500.180 225,231
January gross 82.2SS.473 24n.C22
Net 748,O0n 07.3.1
Peven months' gross in,12l!,7ns 1.0I3.8.1.I
Net 8,08.1,108 053,210
MOBILE AND OHIO.
January Eros JRin.TOI J2OR.0S7
Net 227.821 72.(itl7
Rsven months' gross ... n.40 4R!) 220.127.116.11
Net ' 1.427.304 1110.204
Thlnl week February .. tl.M8.3Rii Jn.lR.finr,
From July l 4O.778.0BU fi.014.10D
January sross $1,270,310 201,307
Net 11,130,018 '102.701
8eeu months' grois.. . 37,1X0.140 2,2.!!),IU)()
Net 7.422.B20 00,107
State Treasury Statement
HARRiaUUIta, Feb 27. When the State
Treasury closed at noon today the balanca on
hand for the month of February amounted to
$7,030.110 81. of which $5,817,031.47 waB In the
?nernt fund, $814.058.B4 In the sinking fund,
MO4.0O in tho school fund and $802,728 In the
motor license fund. Tills Is about a million
and a half jncreasn for tho month. The total
receipts were $3,274,037.43 ami the payments
Hank clearings today compare with corre
.ponding day Is.ywo ycar..
phlla $28,682,881 $20,017,142 $11,28.1.880
jloiton 28,400 821 81.134,810 3l,1fV),414
New York.. ,317.874, 231 338.083.811 301,231,420
FOREIGN TRADE CHANCES
JVi ollou'lno IfJf o lorcfoit frarfe opporfunl.
ties or American maiiooturer Is Bliien ba
t Bureau o Foreign and Domeatlo Commerce,
Department of Comvieree, at WajMnofoii, and
aidre ft and further details tnau be had by
corresponding iclfh fie bureau, umiij the num
ber of the (ngulri:
No. 1B7S0, cigars A firm In tha United King
dom has Informed the Ifureau of Foreign and
Domestic Commerce that It desires to commu
nicate with cigar manufacturers In the Tutted
States who are in a position to supply cigars
for sale In the colonies. Ihe company states
that It bos been paying $1.48 to $1.03 per 1UO
for tho fTade of cigar which It wishes to pur
chase. The clgsrs nr to be put up lit boxes
containing BO and 100. Each box is to be
placed In an outer hermetically sealed tin. The
company states that it has been allowing an
extra 8 cents fur the tin covering.
Suggestions for Investors
may b? hsrt "n request
A. B. Leach & Co.
US South Fourth St.
GRAIN AND FLOUR
NIIEAT,-nfcflnt, fiA.SBfl bush. Th
market llrm under higher western advices, but
prices without quotable change. Quotations;
Car lots, in export. elevator, No. 3 red, spot
nnd March, II.BOftl.Mi No. 3 red .western,
8I..1.V8I.10, No. 1 Northern Duluth, I1..18U1.03.
roMNV-rieeelpts, 21,810 bush. Demand
light, bit Values well maintained, quotations:
CAr lots. In enport eletator. No. 3. spot and
March. 74is7.lUe.: steamer, 73740.; No. 8,
72g7.1o Car Iota for local trade, as to loca
tion, No, 2 ellnw, 77S78e.i steamer yellow,
70c.: No yellow, 7.V.i No. I yellow, 7IC.I
sample )ellew, usg2e.i new cob, per TO lbs..
rtATS-Itecelpls. lin,B03 bush. Trjd
uuiei Run prices c. lower, minwiinn. .v
2 white 02UHfc.i standard while, 0IClH'
u. o wnue, uuuic,
Itvn Quiet and Unchanged. We quote
at l. 1801,20 per bush., as to quality: In ex
port elevator) and at $1.1301. 18 for small lots
of nearbj grain In bags . . . 4
. 1 1.OUI1. Receipts. 2000 bbls. and 70B.817
lb In si:ks. Demand was slowvnnl unslls
ractory. I'rlcci wero largely nominal. Quota
tions, per inn lb. In wood Winter clear. 0.803
0.7.1. do., straight, $0.7Bfl7t do., patent. 7(i
7 2.1; Kanas, straight, lute sacks. (l.7S7!
do , patent. Juln sacks, 7?7,23i spring, first
rlear. J8..103H.75; do , straight, $n.7r37: dp.,
patent. $787.40: do., favorite brands. 7.W
7 81. city mills, choice and fancy patent, $7.00
B7.83, city mllfa, regular grades, winter, t ear,
(1.30718 73: do. straight, $0.TBO7i do, patent,
UVU IT.OUlt ruled steady under moderate
offerings, but trade wns qulef. We Qiioto near
by nnri Western In wood at $0.73U7, as to
Thern rvam llllln trnillnr hi,) flltlea VttTQ
steadily maintained. Quotations: City beef,
In sets, smoked ami air-dried. SMrMe.s
Western beef, In sets, smoked, 2."M728c.!
city beef, knuckles nnd tenders, smoked
nnd air-dried, 271r2'c.; Western beef,
knuckles and tenders, smoked, 27i328o.i
iirci name, 5.nsf.i-; pork, ramuv. fxiuici.nu.
hams. h. r. cured, loose. 13U(mV4c: do..
shinned. loose, tsiittWitC : do., do., smokwl,
lTiniJc. other hams, smoked, city riired,
ns to brand nnd average. 1401IKC.: do.. Wost
Srn..rured. mnmc: do., boiled, boneless.
"i1?-40!' Dlcnlc shoulders. S, P. cured, loose,
lOHiJTlir.. do. emoked. 11.frl2c: bellies In
pickle, according 10 storage, loose, l'Ufl.lWc.S
breakfast bscon. an to brand and average,
jftv cured. 17(irl8c: do.. .Wesleni cured. 17rt
18c; lard, Western, renned, tierces. lUiBll'sCl
rto.dn lulu lUifftmc.; do., puro city,
keitlo rendered, in tierces. lllJCTllHc,: dp.,
puro cltv. kettle rendered. In tubs. llWUVjC.
Trade was quitt. but list prices were steadily
held. Refiners.' list prices: Htnndard granu
lnled, 3 80c ; line granulated. 8.75c.; powdered,
B.R..c. ; confoctlonors" A, 0.03c.; soft trades,
nilTTRIt. Tho market wns quiet with
no change In prices. Quotations Western,
fresh, soltd-pncked creamery, fancy, specials,
34c; cxtrn. tec. : extra firsts. 31c; firsts 2I8
30c; seconds. 20ff28c; ladlo-packcd, 21i32:ic.,
as to quality: nearby prints, fancv, 31c. ; do.,
nverago extrs. 31c: do, rtrsts, 30T32o.i do.,
soconds, 3828c.; special brands of prints lob
bing nt 40S42C
i;(l(!H. Offerings were more liberal nnd
the market declined 13c per ca-c, closlne
quiet. Quotations: In frco cases, nearby,
extra, 27c. por doi ; nearby ilrsts. $7.33 per
standard esse: nearby, current receipts, $7.20
per case; Western extra firsts, $7.33 per case:
do., flrsts. $7.20 per case; Southern, $tKS7.20
per enre; fancy scloctcd candled fresh cbs
were Johbed out nt 20tf31c. per doz.
Clinn.Si:. Sold slowly at tlie recont de
cline. Dfrerlngs wero moderate but ample.
Quotations; Now York, full cream, fall make.
LOCAL BANK CLEARINGS DROP
Business of Institutions Hero Fell Off
28.9 Per Cent.
Clearings of checks through tho bunks ot
rhlladelphlt during tho last week were 28.0
per cent, below the same week of lost year.
This was the largest decrease reported by anv
city In the country making weekly returns. New
Orleans was the only city to report an Increase,
tho clct- rings theio being 44 2 per cent, aboie
last year'H totals. Tho clearings for all the
largo cities or the United Mates for tha we-k
wre $2,03(1.0011.110, comrarcd with $2,820.
208.883 last year, a decrease of O.U per cent.
Octa.13 follow: pc
New York.... $1.122. 730.031 $1.20I).H17,20.1 7.2
Boston H8.821.4RO ns.SI3.01O 1.4
Philadelphia . 1)8.111,337 lia.nio.niC -28.1)
Haltlmoro . . . 22.5!0,45 23.784.107 8 0
Cnicngo 222,r.n,7!)4 2I0.812..11K 7 II
St. Louis .'.2.731,144 B.1.!llll).8l!7 B S
New Orleans. 10.001.7t1 11.720.328 44.2
81 d"yH?...C.".'l.ft12,4.Tl.l.1i $1,778,201,387 - 83
"I'aysf!'.'.6.: 137.828.231 482.007.810 -1.0
Total of all
nltlno nn n
days $2,000,001,388 $2,210,21)0,238 0.7
ay1'!'.1'. . .! B3ii.008.742 B7B.008.C83 - 7.8
Total of all
It ! frit n
week $2,020,000,110 $2,820,208,800
Local Reserve Bank Statement
The condition of tho Fcdoral Heserve Hank
of Philadelphia at the closo of business Febru.
ary 28 was m follous:
Feb. 20. Feb. II).
Gold coin and gold cer
tificates $13,202,105 $13,061,673
Legal tender notes, ll
er certlrtcates and
subeldlnry coin 5..107.48S 3.808,037
Rediscounts and loans... Btl,4n:i M7.43N
Investments 1,883,000 1.30.628
Duo from Federal He
serve banks-net 312,838 671,024
All other resources 681,138 40-1.738
Total $2.1.S8l,?t7 $24.0.13.003
Capital paid In $4. 130.07.1 $4,1BO,823
Deposits W.73O.M0 11,J04,2.'!8
RATES FOR MONEY
Now York "'2..
Commercial paper, 3 to 0 months,
phU, 3!af4 per cent.
NEW YOUK, Feb. 27. The foreign ex
change market was quiet. Kates follow:
Sterling, demand 4.M) 4 SOH 4.SO .1-16
Serni: cables 4.lHiftl.W)i, 4.W)
Ilelchnfarke. checks.. W, ! 82
lYancs. demand ".37 iflSI -'J
) Ire cheeky 5.60 .181
Oul'der" ......... 38T, SO 15-16 .WW 10
Swiss, cobles 8.50 3.51 5.31
Electrical Utility Investments
Their Iteeoril ond rrore4
Send for Booklet 17S
MORRIS W. STROUD. Jr.
4S7 C1IKSTNUT STHEET
New York Boston Detroit
London: William P. Bonbrlgnt &. Co.
Paris) Donbrloht & Co.
BUT NOT WHERE IT STARTED!!!!
clie-lrc, 17gi7lf.; n . do.. Jstr to jjM, llf
lO.t.: do., current makr. IStiQltis.: tie.. pH
t.tVK-Th msrket wfli unlet but Hm1f
under moderate oflerlngs. Quotations! Fowl,
14',BlBi,e.: old roosters. llffllHe.t.chiokfnti
soft memed, 4801Ac.t do.. tagy, 13c; lur
keys, lBWHe.i ducks. 1.1718o.; geese. IWlltt
gulneai, as to quality, rer pair, MfttlW f
pUefcns old, por pair, 2232SC.. do., J0ttnrt
per mlr. 2ilI22o. . . , , ,
IlltKflflKIi-OfTerlngs of nrte, desirable
sited stock were light and values of
this description wero steadily., rnairitoltra
but thero was . little trading. Quow
tlons' Fresh-killed fowls, 12 to bf. dfjf
picked and nry-packed. selected, heavy, 18'4r f
weighing 4f3 ltTs. apiece, 17tte. 1 do.t3W,fb.
nplece. I8'iB17c.i do., a lbs. apiece. lSHf l8(.
00., under A lbs. aploce, 14Mc , Fowls, Mill,
dry-picked and dry-packed. Western, ,4?5 lbs.
nplece, lfct do., do.. 3J4. lbs., 1.1!i10c.t do.
do , 11 lbs. and under, 14BIfifl. Old roosters, dry
ricked, He Drolling chickens, nearby, I'MriS
lbs, apiece.. 22T21c.j do., fair to good, 18B2(,(
Western, 1'4Q2 lbs apiece, 20iJ22c; do., fair
to good, 1-fwlSo. Chickens dry-picked ana
dry-pa:ked. In boxes, milk-led. 31 to-,30 lbs, to)
dor., 18a.i do,. 37 to 42 lbs, to do.. ISO ; do., 43
to 47 lbs to doi., 18.: do., 48 lbs. to do 20.
do. CO lbs and over, 31c. t corn-fed, 31 to 41
lbs. to dot , 10c: do., 43 to 47 lbs. to del..
17o.i do., 48 lbs, to dot.. 190! do. 00 lbs. and
oer, 20c. Chickens, dry-picked and dry
racked. In bbls., selected, heavy, loe. western,
rorn-fd. 8 lbs. and over, ,18e.i do., do).,
lbs.. 17nJl7Ke.i do,, do., ,1i lbs., ISVriTi do.,
do , 2Vi3 lbs., 14316C Turkeys, dry-plckad
I J.T A1.. . I.HMd .A1.M 4tM f lilt
Wcitara. ale. j fair to good, 2892uc,t old toms,
IPffZUC. 1JUCKS. innry, in doxss. niaa.; or,.,
ordinary to jgood, 12ttl8e, Oeese, nearby, ls
14c: do.. Western, fctl2a. Bquabt. per doi..
. vr " a..i- ..-
wnite, weigning 11 to js torn, per dm., .wv
8.40: white, weighing 0 to 10 lbs, eerj rtos, $4 la
04.7Oi do., do.t 8 lbs per dot., $3.0003. 73J do.
So., 7 lbs. per Sox., 1303.23: do., do., fl8ij lb.
per dot., $2Q2.40 dark and No. 2, OOaOJL BO
The general market was quiet and un
rlianccd, with fairly liberal offerings. Quota'
ttnnat Ahnl... Haw VnrU. ner lihl.wOreenlnC
$2(f2.K); King, $2(!J2.78: York Imperial. Kit
2B0J Hen Davis, $1.B01.7B; Spy. $1 73e2.SOi
Haldww, $1,7302.50: other good eating varltf
ties. $1.75ft.BO; medium, $lOl.B0; apples. West
ern, per box. 78c,t$l.3S: apples, Delaware anil
Pjnnsjtjvnnla, per hamper, BOflOOci lemons,
per box, $2ft2,7S! oranges. Florida, par box,
$1.7B1f2.B0: tangerlres. Florida, per trP,,$l.-"
2.50; grapefruit, Florida, per box, fltjt.;3.
Pineapples, per crate. I'orto nico, SI50I5.
Florida, $8874! cranberries, rancy late varieties,
per bbl., $8.6004.50: cranberries, Jersey, per
crate, 2.lir73c: pear New York. Kieffer, per
bbl., $13: strawberries, Florida, per Qt, IS
There was little trading and Jrtee
favored buyers. Quotations; White pota
toes, per bushel Pennsylvania, 83(r5IW,j
Maine, 4S1TB0CS New York, as to . quality,
40INSc; aweet potatoes. Dol per hamper
Large. $1.3301.60: medium, 60-Si7!lc.: sweet
potntoes. Eastern Shore, por bbl. No. 1, 72w
3.73: No. 3, $1.80(51.76: aweels, Jersey, per
bbl. No. 1, $3.2BH3.BO: No. 2, $22.80 sweeta,
Jersy, per liasket, 7BcO$l: onions, per bush..
WVSfOOc: do., choice, per 100-lb. bag. $1.18r
rln . mivlliiin. nttr Infl.lh- linir. Si! do.. SSC-
nnds. ner luo.lh. bsa. 7BO.: cabbago. Danish. V
per ton, $8013: caulWowor, N. Y.. per crate.
ill 73: spfnacli, Norfolk, per bbU, $202.23:
kale, Norfolk, per bbl., 00e.O$1.3S: lettuce,
Texas, nor bush, basket, $1.6063.8": do., Fla
per basket, 8t3: beans. Fla., per baskat.SW
4 3.1; reaa, Flo., per basket, $3.504j eggplant,
Fla., ocr box. $2!fj'3.50: cucumbers, Fla., per
basket, $3.BW7B; equaBh, Fla.. per basket,
$2.23g.1: peppers. Fla., per carrier, $2ff3.B0S
beets, Fla., per 101) bunches. $1B8: tomatoes,
Fla.. per carrier Fancy, $2.B01.cn. choice.
$1162: celery, Fla.. per ciate. $1.3jB3; do..
N, Y.. ter bunch. MgSOe; mushrooms, per
4-lb. baiket, 00ai&$1.20.
LONDON STOCK MARKET
Canadian and Southern Pacific Stocks
LONDON, Feb. 27. With the exception ot
Canadian and Southern Pacific, stocks wero
lower on tho Stock Exchange today.
London N. Y.
. . -, ,! Rtiu
Atchison 0314 D1H -
Can PaoWc 182W 15S 41'
dies H Ohio 4lt m - M
Krlo 21 20W . .
N Y Central 8.18 83& - "f
Penna !MU 104 I 14
... 87?J 8li ,
...132 llUJj -ft
Reserve Banks' Discount Ratc3
.10 or 30 or CO or Over
tess. uu. &u. uu.
Kansas City 4
Ran Francisco , 4
REAL ESTATE HOB SALE
THE IDEAL HOME
Orr's New Houses
Torresdale & Princeton Ave.
Two-story twin houses, containing 8
rooms and bath, side yards, hot-water
heat, basement laundry, electric and
caa light. Lots SBxlOO feet.
SAMI'LU HOUSE NOW OPEN
Be carfare from centre of city. Trans
fer from Frankfort car to Margaret, at,
82 trains dally to Tacony Station on
p. it, n.
Little Caih Required
Beautiful Country Residence
Splendidly located on high ground within
mlnutea' walk of Jenklnfown Station: tverr
modern convenience; large porch (open and
irclosed):. 14 rooms. J bathe, conservatory,
open fireplace; stable and garage; 5i acre of
beautifully cultivated grounds; garden,
orchard, shade. Must be sold Immediately
at sscrlflce. Small amount of money only
required. Addr-u owner, Box L UI5, Ledger
NOTICE 18 IIEflEDY GIVEN that the CoToplal
i run, V.UIHV.HJ. . ..vwMbti. reuMyiydiiui.,
trustee undsr the mortgage of Colonial Col-
dated April 1. 1011. In accordance with ib
proviaioiie u. naiu fiiufvsnse, invites renaerd
or proposals for bonda to be surrendered for
redemption on or before the rtrst day of April,
1U1B. out of the sinking fund to the ag
gregate amount ot twenty thousand $o,ouuj
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