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Fruit sales in all lines are dull. Cool, cloudy weather is
checking demand to some extent.
Again market gardeners and orchardists near the Sound
cities are supply very largely the wants of families by ped
dling out their produce. The retail stores are, many of them,
also supplied in this manner. L<ack of jars is hurting the
market worst of all.
A car of Cape Cod cranberries is due in Seattle tomorrow.
No demand for plums, prunes or watermelons.
There is some demand for muskmelons at $1.00 crate. The
most of those coming are very poor.
Butter advanced 2 cents Monday, and is now up to 24 cents.
This is good news for the dairymen, especially for those who
have prepared to make their dairys give the principal yield
during the fall and winter season.
Following: are jobbing quotations at Seattle :
Butter—Washington creamery, 1 and 2 ft bricks, 24c; ranch butter,
Cheese—Washington full cream, 10@llc; half skim, 7@Bc.
Poultry—Spring chickens, $2.25@3 per doz; hens, 9@llc per ft,
Potatoes—Choice Yakimas, $11; Puget Sound, $9 per ton.
Fresh Fruits —Apples, email@example.com box; plums, 15@25c; pears 50@90c;
peaches, 35@60c; watermelons, $1,00 crate; cauteloupes, firstname.lastname@example.org crate;
Vegetables—Tomatoes, 25@30c crate; green corn, 6@Bc doz.
Hay—Eastern Washington timothy, $12@13 per ton; Puget Sound, $10;
Wool—Northwest ranges, 10@12c,
The text for a lively discussion is contained in the enclosed
clipping taken from Wallace's Farmer. In view of the fact
that this year there are a greater number of fairs than ever
before being held in the Northwest, and there is such a
struggle going oiT among the more progressive ones to make
the education features predominate, the general exchange of
opinion would do no harm. Correspondence on the subject
is freely invited:
"There is a Jacob and an Esau struggling in the womb of
the Agricultural Society. They have been for some years
past and it is problematical as to which will be the first born,
or, in other words, gain the 'victory. Jacob wants the So
ciety to be educational mainly, and amusing and diverting
only incidentally, and when the people get tired studying
live stock, dairying, agriculture, horticulture, machinery,
etc. Esau wants the State Fair to be a big entertainment, a
show, a place where there is fun and diversion without end.
He has no objection to live stock, dairy exhibits, horticulture,
fine arts, machinery, and all that, but he prizes them mainly
because they get the crowds there to be diverted. Both of
them want big admission fees. Jacob thinks the farmer will
pay 50 cents to be instructed; Esua thinks that the farmer
will give $1 for fun quicker than 50 cents for instruction. So
it goes and has gone, and we do not know which of these
twins will have the birthright."
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