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Somo of ThomlShort-AII of Thom of
Moro or Loss Interost.
Hay solla for 85 a ton in Hancock.
Calves aro dylng in Orwell. Ono
fnrmer hna lost 12.
- A lndgo of Odd Follows will bo in
Etituted nt Rochester April 19.
Oerry W. Durons' houso nnd contunts
in Granville woro burned wbilo tbo
people were away. The barn was
Tbo Ninoteenth Century Olub of
Rutland bas recently been admittod to
tbe Vermont Fedoration of Women's
Tho recoipta of tbe Woodstock post
oUIcb for the past year exceedcd 85,500,
whicb fs 8300 raoro tban the reeeipts
of any provious year.
W. E. Phillips, of Randolph, had
Tery gocd ,lm'U last weok sbooting
cmwa He shot botween 30 and 40
and 13 of thom with tlirco sbota.
It ia a'iiou(4 tho probabilities tbat a
-new stono shed will be orccted io
Northfield within a short tirue nnd bo
ocuupied by n firm which will oniploy
nbout 15 raen at the start.
It is clairaed that tbe flrat sewing
macbino wns made by JRev. Jobn A.
Dodge of Monkton, in 1818. Mr.
Dodge never npplied for a patcnt nrd
ouly raade one maduno.
Dr. Jnmea B. McKenzjo, flrat nssist
ant physician at tho Vermont .stato
hospital for tho inaaae at Waterbury,
bas tendered hia resignatlon to tho
truatees to take ofloct nbout tbo mid
dle of May,
The biggest h'3& caugbt at Bpofford
lake iu tbe past 29 yars was taken
through a bole in tho ico recently by
Will G. "arwell. Tho flab waa a pike
41 inches in lengtb, '23 inchoa ingirtb,
and ita weight was 2G pounda.
J. C. Oliver nf Woodatock is dis
playing Bunie wintor grown potatfaea,
whicb developcd in the dirt beside a
potalo barrel in his cellar, and he
tbinks that two crops a year breaks
tbe Vermont record.
. Oapt. Robert W. Laird of St. Johos.
bury died April 0. Mr. Laird was at
cuo tima tue most importaut granite
dealer in Vermont and many of tbo
Barre atone cutters learned tbelr trade
Upward of 10 fent of snow has fallen
n j recorded by the instrunients owned
by a Brattleboro tnao, and tho heavi
fdt fall in" 24 yers, 145.80 incbea in
1886. ia likely to - bo exceoded by
Aprll's installiuent, carrying tbo win'
ter'a total saowfall nbove 12 feet.
John L. Hncon, stato treasurer, baa
received among other cuntributions to
the Dowey mumorial hall fund, a
uhock for S500, to be cashed when
sulllcieni funds are received from
other eources to warrant tbe oonstruc
tion of tho building.
. Tht Tliird UnHjiyjuL Cavalry,
wrncu uns nteD refldezTouaipg nt Kort
Etbaa Alloo, fbs beun ordered to
make its beadquartera at Kort Meyer,
Va., and ita removnl will leavo nt
Fort Etlian Allen four troops'be
same unraber aa were on duty tbere
previous to tho break'ng out of tho
Spauiab Aruorican war.
Th'i Baldwin Refrigerator Company
nf Burlington, closed a contraut Bat
urday for the construction of 13 largo
doublo coolers Tbey are to bo ton
feot wido, soevn feet doep,' and elovon
feet b'igb Tbeao aro to go to somo of
Unclo Saui'a new possossiona. It is
underatnod that a ontract for 26 simi
iar refrigorntors will probably be
closed a little later.
Tbe geutlemeh who have bpon
pointed to oxamine candidates for
mission to the bar aro William
Stickuey of Ludlow, Frod H. Button
of Middlebury, for one year, eoding
November 30, 1899; Qeorge M. Powors
of Morrisvil.'e, Pred A. Howland of
Montpelier, for two years ending No
vember 30, 1000; Willard Farringtonof
St. Albans, David J. Foster of Bur
lington for tbreo yoars, ending No
vomber 30, 1901.
ffeaturday was a day of sentences in
ington county court. Michael
Oqjtliraings, who waa convictod of
yljria'king aDd entoring tho Tomasi
TO'afsurant in Montpelier, was son
' .rjQ'ncedto tbe hnuso of correc.tion for
. Jbot loss than tbree, nor moro than .flvo
' jearand to pay coata of prosocution.
' Frecfy JPaltcraon was aentencejd for
b'rgjnjpr to nnt loss than one nor moro
tnarj. fw'Cj, and ono-balf years ' in the
house nf correction and to pay coats of
prosecution. Bridget Uutler, of
Barre, forjiiro flrat offencea of selling,
WoS seqtenced to pay, a fino of 8300
and ccstsiof. prosocution and J be corj-
finod for ,30 idays in tho houso of cor
rection. Neilie Welcb, of Montpelier
city, nuiadnce, selling and keeping
wns Bentonced"to pay flnes of 830, 650,
and 850 in 'aclj Caso and coats of pros
ccutlon. Jos'a'pb Fruo of Burlington,
iselling, was eentenced to pay n no of
5?1U0 antl 30 d.ya' lmprlaonmont in tno
boubo of correction; sentouce bold
., ovor'blm. - ji '
It is better to nreaervo hcaltb than
to curo diaeaae. Thereforo, keop your
,blood puro with Hbod's Sarsaparilla
acd be always vrell.
Tbo Somi-Weokly Bannoc will bo
sent for threeMDonths, on'irial, for 25
conts, to enable tboso who do not now
' tijke it regulaHy to get acquainted
'with it. Tbis offor good only till Juno
1, and paper stopped at end of throo
months if not ronowcd.
A Willlams Collego Bonofactor Doad
Tbo deatb of Freclerick Ferris
Tboiopson, one of tho uhief benefati
tora of Williaras t-ollege, oscurred at
his home in New York Mondny, April
10. 11 i8 domlao -will be n ereat loaa t
tbe cnllege of wbicb he waa a trmtee.
Mr. Tbompaon wasa luember of tbe
class of 1856 and has for tho last
tweive years beon n liboral giver to
tbo inatitution. -Airong tho roost no
tablu of hia giftn have been tbo follow
ing: In 1887, real ostato estonding
from Mission park to tbo Hooaac rlver ;
1888, clock for gymnaaium; 1899,
825,000 for the Hopkins memorial
(und; 1895, 85,000 to tbo intirmdry and
8180,050 for tbo Thompson pbyaical,
cheraical and biological laboratories.
In addition to this he hns been tbe
aupporter of tho Thompson lecturo
course. He raarried a daughter of
Myron Clark, governor of Now York
stato in 1856, nnd waa a captain in tho
32 Now York volunteors during the
war. Williania college will be repro
sonted at tho funeral.
Conductor Thrown from a Train.
Conductor A. G. Carlton of tbe
BostoQ and Maino railroau mot
witb a rather peculiar acuident recent
ly. About threo railes out of Windsor,
be attotnpted to swing from tho paa-
sengor train to tbe side door on tho
froieht caboose which followed. He
slipped on tho ico and snow and loaing
bis hold on the train fell to the track,
striking on his feet and bounding mto
a multiplled somcrsault. He was not
miaaed until the train ruacaed Claro-
mont Junction and word was sent to
Windsor of his disappearanca. Tbo
down freight found him lying about
40 fent, tbo trainmen say, from wbere
ho flrat struck. He had been uncon-
scious for Eomo time, but was simply
dazed wben discovered. Ho waa taken
to Brattleboro, wbere it was found
tbnt aside frora a brokon hone in the
left band nnd his bead and hip badly
cut and bruised, no otber apparent in
jurioa woro sustained. Intornal com
picntions nro fearod, bowever, ns
Carlton is so lamed all oror that bo
can haruly tuove.
usual .meeting of the young
rcnn's larliaraentary clUD ueiu on
Wodnesday was very interesting. The
noiv ofHcers wero ' installed, and tho
question: "Rosolved, That falsehood
is sometimes ustiflnble, " waa debat-
rd. Messrs. Moore, Bmith and Mar-
tin spoke on tho BfBrmaitve and Fuller
and Healy on tbe negative. By tho
voto of tho houso tbo question was'do
cidod in fnvor of tbe afliramtlvo.
A corumittoo consisting of Lieut.
Nicbols, Bergennt Newton and Privato
Breeao has been appointed to look in-
to tho mnttor of starting a suramer
camp ol tno cnuois. j,, , .
Oalcium cblorido and nitrous oxido
bavr. beon prepnred in tbe cbemical
laboratory this eek. Tho class is ob
ta'ning a great deal of good from tbe
Some of tho young raen in the bign
scbool aro boginning to agitato tho
subjest of starting a base ball tcatn in
tbe ecbool this spring. Thore is plen-
ty of good matcrial forsuch a tuam and
if ono was atarted it would be beartily
Tho Flllplno and his Ally.
The Filipinos, who are flghting
Americana, mnko moat of tbeir attacks
at nigbt and in the dnru. Just like
tbeir allies in tbis country, who aro
strikiog tho g'vornment in tbo back.
Regardless of Age,
Tho kidnoys aro responsible fornoro
slckucsa, suiTorlng and deatbs than
any otber orgacs of tbo body.
A majority of tbe ills atllicting peo.
ple to-day is traccablo to kidney
trouble. It provades all clasaes of so
ciety, in all .climates, regardless of
ago, sox or condition.
Tbo symptoms of kidney troublo aro
unmistakable, such as rboumatism,
nouralgia, slceplossoess, pain or duil
acbe in the back, a desiro to urinato
ofton day or night, profuco or scanty
Uric acid, or briok dust deposit in
urino are signs of cloggcd kidneys,
cnusing poisonod nnd germ-flllod
blood. Bometimes tbo beart ncts
badly, and tubo casts (wasting of tho
kidneys) aro found in the urino, wbicb
if Deglected will result in Brigbt's
Uiseaae, tbo most dangorous form of
All tboao svmntoms and cnndltions
nrs procoptly removod undor tho influ
once of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root. It
bas a worldwido reputation for its
wondcrful cures of tbe most diatross
No ono neod bo loug witbout it as it
is eo eaay to get at any drug storo at
flfty conts or one dollar. You can
bnVo a samplo bottle of tbia wondcrful
discovory, Swamp-Root, and a book
telling all about it, botb sent to you
absnlutely freo by mail. Send your
addrcsa to Ur. Kilmer & Co Bing
bamton. N. Y.. and kindly mention
that tou rcnd tbis liberal offer in tbo
Bennington Somi-Weokly Bnnner.
Mother Cray's Swcot Powaors for
Suceossfully used by Mother Gray,
nurno in tho Childron's iiome in New
York, Curo Foverishncas, Bad Stom-
nch, Toetbing Diaordors, Broak up
Colds, move nnd regulato tbe Bowols
and Destrov Worms. Ovor 10,000 tes
timonials. At all druggists, 25c.
Sample mnilcd FREE. Address,' Al
len B. Olated, LoRoy, N. Y.
A Busy Concorn,
ngemont of tbo Eaglo Squa'e ff rks l
South Bhaftabur) j 'Vell, )tbiug
from n Etnoo boat to a n ,eting-
Uoua?." J,nis romnrk sboulH Ut bo
tnken too iitera'iy, for thero-arJ
things, notwoon tbo two
monticnw, that tbo Eage
miiuagciurui, uura imi ugrre t!
duce. nut tno statement !
tbe vei-satility of tha njachli
this cstablisbment, wblch is
onb ton bours a day and slt
woek, witb "20 bours a day ij
two of tbo deptrtmeuts just co
Between 125 and 150 nioa 8
ployed at these works at preaentl turn
mg out squares, bonng maifeinea,
chamber furnituro and Ronoralj;ou?e
furniablngs. 'Xno company bis tde
contract to aupply tbe flniahinls for
tbe interior of tbo new Uawfes:
now in procesa of erection in th
lage. In Boutb Shaftsbury ia
ono oi isonningion's promiof:
Attho Y. M. C. A.
r t.i fr I t ii i
uiin, r. ii-iiuuuii, guuerai Bea
tlT- i i i- VT V , , 1
tbe raen's rapoting at tho Y. Mjl
u : . . J
ruuuis aunuuy uui'rnuun ai i o
Thero will be a fiftcea minute
vice of 'song preceding it. Alacl
should hear him.
An important meeting of tbe
of directora will be held in tbe
Tho Troy Conferonco.
Tho G7tb nnnual meeting of thl
Conferonco began nt Burlingtd
Wednosdny, witb somn 200 clerj
proaont, abd Bisbop Godaeli prcsf
Rev. Edwin Georgo of Watervlicl
Y., waa re-ele'cted scereta'y. II
afternoon tbe Misjionary eocielJ
addressed by Rev. Thomns Rogij
Rupert. On Thursday routioe
neas was tranaacted, nnd the repcj
the preaiding eldera were read.
A Dnxillntr Arrnjr.
The botel clerk. tcld the foll
story : Charles L. Davis, the actor,
erwise known ns "Alvin Joslin,'!
in the lobby of the-St. Charles, inlNew
Orleans, when a man from Chlcago
stepped in front of him and looked om
his head iu scarch of nn ncqnain acca
tbat he supposed was inthehotell bby.
Davis, mistaldna tbe Chicago ifUn's
purposo, remarked: "Abl iBeeyofiad'
mire my diaraonda. This one" inii'ot
ing the etone on his shirt bosom I'cost
me $3,000. These" ahowing hii
bnttona "coat me $2,500 each, an
wife hna n trunkful up in our roo:
The Cliicago man did not say
but that evening, by nrrangement
tho head waiter, Davis was p!a
supper alono at n tublo where
were several vacant chairs. Pres
eevcral men, all commercial tra
entered the Uping.roorn,nn(
on his breast. wbilo glass prismshdB
pendent from each coatand vatfanttaSH
Soberly marcbing to Davis- tabie, tnt "t , , 5 ' ,
venmen took tbe vacant seats. a Ikli go. Iwilllend you my parrot,
. nu s
.m.. ..Al. t ,i,r,irn nnr ; JU
TM onft"-t1nintinir to Usf
frnit dish "cost mo ?3,003,OOJ
Tbeso" indicating the prisma "catl
250.000 each, and wo have three ca4
loada like thenj at tho depot waitintoj
bo siae trncKeu. uavia noi oniy cnaw
ed his table, fcnt went to another hjlil.;
IIc Wnm Clcnn.
The advantage of n trnined nnrseia"
that Bho knows not only what to do, '
but what not to do, sinco unneceesary
attentions merely exhaust the patient
Tho point is illustrated by the follow
ing story from an old Cnpe newspaper
of the time of tho Zulu war, wten
kindly but uninstructed ladiea rnahed
off in embarrassing numbera to give
tbeir scrvices at tho military hospitak
"What can I do for you, my poor
fellow?" aakedpne of tho gentlo nnrsea
of n sufferer.
"Nothing, thankyou, mis3."
"Not any thing V said tho charm.iiig
"I don't think so," munnnred Hha
wounded man wearily.
"At least," she said mildly bnt firm-
ly, "I can wash your face." She fetch
ed tho necessary materiala nnd scoured
Mr. Atkins' ruefnl countenanco.
VTherol" sho nnnounccd. "Now you
will foel nico and clean."
"I o'ught to. miss," aaid thoBoMier,
with a faint smile. "You'ro the ninih
lady.who's washed myfaco thismom-
Iiornlile Little PIr.
While tho raising of swine is not t
octly a poetical occupation, it is eaid to
bo n paying ono and one thnt wonld bo
practicable for a woman to engage in.
"Ono of tho most thoronghgoing.
cnpablo business women of the day'
snys ThoPractical Farmer, "is a breed
cr of fino swine, and sbo has wcn a
reputation that is enviable. She TaH
mado tbousands of dollnrs from the
ess and l f anT 1 p
as n part of tho farm wife's bnsiness
venturea forms both a happy nnd profit
ablo combination. Even the word 'hap
py,' eho says, is well placed, for it isa
happy work caring for and owning
hnndsomo sowb and pretty, thriftypigs,
flne shotea and marketnblo hogs. Littlo
pigs. she asserts, aro as lovablo aa hnbv
. 1.1. J Al 1 J . U '
" " u..auu UieHUIlK
chicka, nnd through actual ownership
uuu luura iujuu uuu comiort iu watch -
ing tnem grow ana looKing to thecom-
ioris nna neeas 01 tno entire swlna
herd." New York Tribune.
Itcblng plles? Nevor mind if
ciana have failed to curo vnn fr
llnan'a ilintmanf f ! I . . V
o . u luuuro iQjre.
uu Kuuia, ut uuy urug aiore. c
A SnrptrUea Hnrbe'r.
"Wenring wigs has not gone out of
style by any means." Baid n New Or
leans barber who hna an eyo for tho od
ditiesof tlvi trade. "The only reason
why wo don't notico so many of thcm
ia that they are made a great deal bet
ter than they uacd to, be. Why, even
the barbeis get fooled now and then.
"Tho other day a gentlomnn camo
into tbe shop to getshaved. The barber
finished tbo job withont noticing any
thing nnnijiinl, nnd ns he laid aaido tho
razor he aprnng the umal cheatnnt. 'I
ndtice a good deal of dandruff ia nc
cuninlating on your scalp,' ho said,
'and if you don't look out you'll begin
to gct hald.' Tbnt seeraed to ticklo the
cuatomcr, and ho grinned from ear to
ear. 'Ob, I gness I've got hair enough
to last for awhilol' snys he, still grin
ning. 'You have plenty now,' says tho
barber, 'but witb all tbnt dandruff it
will soon corainence to thin out. Better
let me give. you a nico shnmpoo.'
"As he spoko he ran his bands through
the gentloinan's hair and gavo ittwoor
three hard ruba, and, upon my word,
tbo wholo thing camo off just aa if ho
had been.scalped. The poor lnan yelled
murder, and the b1 arber stood tbere para
lyzed, holding the wig in hia handa and
his eyfiS sticking out like hnt pegs. He
told me 'afterward ho was never bo
scared in his life. Sinco then ho hasn't
said a word nbout dandruff." Now
Home mnnufnctnred rnshligbts and
cnndles were in constnnt use by tho
Scotch peasnntry. Boiled nnimal fat
gavo tho required tnllow, nnd the snmo
green rushes na wera used for crnisio
w.ick aupplied it alao in this case.
'in maklng rushlighta all the green
coating of these rushes waa stripped
off. bnt for candlo wick a thin strip
was left on cither side of the pith to
strengthen nnd aupport it. Otherwiso
the inanufactnre of these two lights
was very similur. This substance from
tho rushes when dricd was tied to a
rod, then dipped into the boiling fat
nnd allowed to cool, and this process
wns repented until tho rushlight, or
candle, had becomo the desired- thick
ness. In later years cnndles were mado
in molds. Tho tape waa passed through
a bole in the center of the inold nnd
knotted to prevent it slipping, The fnt
was then paured in and allowed to
These molds, during tho days of tho
candlo tax, were jealously gnnrded by
tho owners and hiddcn in tbo most
.eecret corners from tbo prymg eyes of
tbe exciseman. The candles were usunl
ly mado at night in eouio outhouse, and
watchers wero posted at convenient
corners to givq timely warning of nny
approach of tho ubiquitous offlcor.
A Gooil I'nrrot Storr.
A maiden lady of n certain town in
Cornwall owned u parrot, which some
how ncquired the disagreeable habit of
observing nt frequent intervnla, "I
wish tbe old lrtdy would die." This nn
noved the bird'a owner, who spoko. to
.t , ...,.
"pnea uia gopa man. -x a.so navo a
frro and. ho 18 "ghteoua bird. 1 hav-
iand'U trust nts miiuence win reiorm
that depraved bird of yours.
Tho curuto's parrot waa placed in tho
enme room with the wicked one, nnd as
,eoon as tho two had hecome accustomed
to each other tho bad bird remarked, "I
wish tbo old lady would die," where
upon, the clergyman's bird rolled up his
eyesnnd in solemn acccnts added, "Wo
beseech theo to henr ns, good Lordl"
Tho story got ont in tho pnrish, and
for severnl Sundnys it wns necessary to
omit tho litany at the churcb servicea.
Svilltnm niack'n DUtnrbed Dip.
Thero lingers in Oban a legend to tho
effect that ono hot dny Willinm Blnck,
tho novellst, went to a quiet plnco out
of sight to swiru. Ho undressed in a re
moto part of the rocks. When ho was
in the water, a woman, deeply immers
ed in a blue volumo, which was "Tho
Princes3of Thule," camo andsatnn
wittiugly near his clotbes. Tho ewim
mer, tired with his esercise, was anx
ious to return to hia gnrments, but tho
lady on shore was far too engrossed
with the fortunes of Princess Sheila to
becd the cougbing intjmations of hia
presence. Presently matters came to a
crisis. A sportsman passed nlong the
rocks and discerned Mr. Black'a dark
head bobbing abovo tho waves. Ho took
it for a seal and was taking a deadly
aim wben Mr. Black jnmpod up in tbo
wnter nnd implored: "Don't fire. I'm
The Lararent Trecn In the World.
The largest tree in tho world is to be
seen at Mascali, near tho foot of
Mount Etnn, and it ia called "thoChest
nutTreeof a Hundred Horses." Its
namorosefrom tho roport thatQueen
Jano of Aragon, with her principal no
bility, took ref ngo from a violent storm
, , . 1 mi. j 1 nn 1
unuer its oranciies. xuu truiin. ia -ut
feet in circumferonce. Tho largest tree
in tbe United States, it is Baid, stands
near Bear creek, on tho north fork o
tlm Tule rlver. in Cnlifornia. It moas-
nres 140 feet in circumferencc, . Tho
Lrinnt redwood tree in Nevada is 110
feet in circumierence. iiaaies uome
Throneli Lovor' JSyen.
Clara (on tho wrong side of 80) I
am suro I don't know what ho eees in
Cholly Well, they say Ioyo Is blind.
ninrn Blindl Nonsensol I nevcr
saw a man in lovo yet who did not seoi
1 ten times as mncn in aia bwuuiuuuti,
I could.- Harlem ijire.
"Snnromel" pleaded tho trembling
mtiHvb. fallinir npon his kneos.
"Varv well." replied tho cnnnibal,'
1 . , i-r m .... n.n Jf mw
witn a gnn. "i wm unvo ju i
Bnnflnv dinner." New YorJt journai.
IN HUB MAMETS.
Products of the Dairy
erally Rule Quiet.
No Great Cliangos Uotcd In tho Trad
iug In Cercals.
Deatcrs In Bcol Complain That tho Demand
Boston, April 13. The Kcneral condi
tion of the butter market is pretty much
the same as last week, Some recelvers
report a little botter demand. while
others say that trade is as llght. if not,
Hghter, and all agree that reccints are'
more than ample to meet current wants.
Several gald that they had not dlsposed
of aM thtlr supplles. and were wllHns to
shade pricea ih order to clean up, and
that prlces wera at least a cent lower
than a week ago.
These remarks refer espe?lally to the
nflrthern make, which is steadlly increas-
lng. Sraalt lots are comlng In from
numerous sectlans of northern New
York, Vermont, New Hampshlre and
Malne, and in the aggregate amount to
a great deal. As a rule the quality Is a
igood as usual at this time of year, but
there Is considerable lrregularity, and
each lot has to be sold on Its merlts.
They are shlpped here as extras, but only
a few come up to the full standard. For
this reason a fange of at least 1 cent
must be quoted.
Reeeipts from the west are not Increas
ing as fast as from.places ncarer home,
and there is little more unlformityinthe
quality, thoughstrictly extras are xather
Ecarce. But all put together give us a
Jlberal supply, and more than can be
readlly dlstributed. It is a buyers' mar
ket all through.
The Jobblng trade has been rathejr
quiet the past few days, and, while
prlces are nomlnally the same as last
week, most sa!es are on the basls of 22
to 23 cents for choice creamery. Certain
fancy makes rule hlgher, and it should
be kcpt in mind that current quotations
are always lxised on the bulk of the of
ferlngs. At all seasons, and especially
from now ui.tll full grass comes, fancy
makes will ommand a premlum.
There is nothing new to say about
cheese. The stock in dealers' hands Is
steadlly being reduced, and Is now so
small that prlces are a secondary con'
alderatlon. Sales have been made at
12 to 13 icents. but higherrates could be
obtalned if sellers were dlsposed to take
advantage of the sltuatlon. The indlca.-
tlons are that there will be a real short
nge before any good new stock pan be
received. The new product will no doubt
be forced alpng as soon as posslble, but
It will be of an inferior quality for at
least a month.
The Montreal market is reported de
cidedly firm, with a steady ehrinkage in
stocks. Sales for the Amerlcan market
have been made at 11 cents, and most
holdcrs were asklng 11 cents.
Kecelpts of eggs have run llght, owlng
to the hlgh priccs rullng in the west, and
but few are golng Into cold storage here,
Choice western have been selling at 13
cents, and at this prlce there is a demand
for all arri vlng. Special marks of Mlchl
gan, northern Indlana", Ohlo and JUInols
sold at 13 cents, which, was all that
ouyers were wiiiin iLj5ive.,inuui;a iine
selected lots for storage werts held'at H ,
cents and could not be laid down here for
lesa. Very few lots for current con-'
sumptlon could be sold nt over 13 cents.
Reeeipts of sugar have lncreased a
little, and there ls a prospect of a more
liberal supply, but up to this time the
(market has been almost barn. Sales at
12 to 13 cents, and 13 cents is now a top
prlce for best small cakes. As reeeipts
lncrease prlces will probably be lower.
The Vermont crop ls very backward, and
from the advices received It will not
amount to more than one-fourth orxme
fllih as much as last year. Stlll the
makers are now uusy, ana tne crop may
be larger tnan now expecteti, tnougn tne
eeason must necessarlly be short. ,
Beans nre in quiet request. In the
country firm prlces are reported, but
here they rather favor the buyer, though
not quotably changed. Carload lots.
pea, $1.371.40; medlum, U.371.40;
yellow eyes, J1.501.EB; red kidney, $1.80
1.90; Callfornla, small white, $1.90
1.95; Llma, 5c perlb; Jobblng, lUc more.
The ilour market has been well sus
tained, ln splte of a dull demand of Iate.
The mlllers have shown no slgns of belng
Incllned to yield prlces. In the flrst
place, the wlnter wheat mlllers in many
sectlons nre oeing greatiy Domerea to
get wheat, and will have to Shut down
very soon, under the present small sup
ply of wlnter wheat. A good demand for
export has also contlnued.
Flour quotations are little changed.
Mlll shlpments prlces are: Spring pat
ents, $44:40: wlnter wheat patents,
$3.4004.10. Trade commlttee prlces are:
Spring wheat, clears, $2.9003.40; patents,
$404.75; wlnter wheat, clears, $3.4003.70;
etralghts, $3.0004; patents, $3.S04.35.
The meal markets are rather easy,
with the cereala little changed: Barrel
cornmeal, $1.8501.90; bag meal, 83085c;
yellow granulated, $2.2504.25; rolled oat
meal, $404.20; groundand cut, $4.4004.60;
rye flour, $3.4003.75; graham flour, $2.75
04; bolted meal, $2.25 02.60; rye, 75S0c
No great changes are noted ln the
posltlon of corn. Corn to arrlve ls falrly
well sustained, while the spot market
contlnues dull and rather easy.
Oats to arrlve are falrly sustained, but
the spot market contlnues dull and easy.
Hay ls unchanged, exccpt considerable
flrmness ln strictly choice. Straw ls
steady, with only a modertte demand.
Mlllfeed ls rather easy: Hay, $8014;
fancy Jobblng lots, $15017; rye straw,
The pork market is casler fin fresh
ribs, with hams flrmer. Lard is sllghtly
casler. The kill by Boston packers has
been somewhat Hncreased, the total for
the week havlng been about 38,100; pr&
ceding week, 36,500; same week a year
ngo, 27,800. There ls only a fair de
mand for pork provlalons for export.
The total value of the pork and lard cx
ports by Boston packers for tho week
was about $135,000; precedlng week, $220,
006; same week a year ago, $247,000.
Tork packing in tho west has been some
The market on frcsh beef has ruled
dull. Dealers complaln that the de
mand ls small, while priccs are really in
the buyers favor, except qn strictly
choice beef, which Is ln small supply.
The arrlvnls pf beef are being kept down
to reasonable flgures. but this docs not
fel eeem to help the dull demand. For
the week the arrlvals for Boston were
138 cars, with 109 cars for export, a total
of 247 cars; precedlng week, 131 cars,
with 121 cars for export, a total of 253
cars; same .week a year ago, 160 cars
for Boston, and 147 cars for export, a
total of 307 cars. In prices tho market
Is very little changed. t
The mutton market has been ruling
pretty firm, with lambs and muttons
bringing more money than a week ago.
Veals are du" and easy: Sprlngers, $5
9: fall lambs, 89Vic; Brighton fancy, S
0!c; muttons, 709c: Brighton and
fancy muttons. 709c; veals, 69c;
fancy Brightons, 910c
Poultry Is dull, with the supply of
fresh getting to be llmited. Iced fowls
are arrivlng to some extent: Turke'ys,
frozen, 12015c; chlckens, fresh, 14 020c;
frozen, 100 4c; fowls, fresh, 10016c;
frozen. 812c; ducks, 912c; geese, 9
12c; iccd fowls, ll12c; Hve fowls, 11
Game Is gener'ally steadlly held and
malnly all ln flrst hands. Stlll a num-
ber of fresh deer saddles came in from
Malne the other day shlpped lllegally
out of the state but they were not in
good condition, belng poor and this from
their long wlnter feedlng on browse.
They sold very low; hardly more than
enough to pay freight and other costs.
Marketmen are not pleosed with such
ptuff, and generally prefer not to have
ianything to do with it.
Apples are steady,' with some choice
lots selling constderably above market
quotations. Occaslonally a lot of Bald
wins is good enough to brlng $4.50, but
such is not the general market. Bald
wins, at $3.504; russets, $304; Tolman
sweets, $404.50; spies, $3.5004.50; sec-
onds, all varletles, $23; Jobblng and
cholCe lots, $101.50 more.
For the week the reeeipts of apples
were 3340 bb'i; precedlng week, 4901 bbls;
same week a year ago, 4346 bbls. The
total exports of apples for the week were
39S9 bbls, all to Llverpool; total slnce the
season opcned, 231,738 bbls; same time
a year ago, 176,346; same time in 1897,
Strawberries have been comlng for
ward more freely, but all from Florlda.
slnce the season Is very late, especially
farther north. It ls suggested that it
will be three or four weeks before any
good Carollna berrles will bo at hand.
Florlda berrles have been selling this
week at 2535c, ln refrigerator lots, as
to quality. They retail all the way from
30 to 50 cents, as to size of boxes and
Potatoes are very flrm on seed roso
and Hebrons, with ordinary cooking va
rltles about steady. Sweet potatoes are
scarce and flrm. Aroostook and eastern
rose. S590c per bu; Hebrons, S085c;
Green mountalns, S590c; northern and
western, 75080c; Dakota red, 75c: Jer
sey sWeet, $3.50 per bbl. New Bermuda
Iiotatops are on the market at $809 per
Onlons are not qiilte as flrm, especially
on ordinary natlve, though the bcst arp
yet well held. They are quoted at all
the way from $2 to $3 per bbl, as to qual
ity. Bermuda onlons are very plenty, and
the market Is easy In consequence. They
Job at about $2 per crt, but wholesale lots
sell for cqnslderably less.
Yellow turnlps are steady at $101.25
per bbl, with white quoted at 60060c per
bush. Carrots Job at 75c per bush;
parsnlps, $11.25; beets, 75c per bush.
Cabbages are yet scarce and very flrm.
Theynre quoted at $33.EO perhhl.Witb-.
red cabbnge at about the same prlce.
Splnach ls a little easler, Norfolk selling
from the last boat at $2.5003. Jobbers
quote $2-.604 per bbl, as to quality.
Celery Is scarce and flrm at about $o
per doz bchs. Caullflowers are scarce
and near the end of the season, with
the Jobbers quotlng at $3 per crt. Let
tuce Is pretty flrm at $1 per doz heads.
Southern asparagus ls ln rather llmited
supply at $506 per doz. Radlshes are
In pretty full supply, and Jobblng at 25
tfOc per doz bchs, as to quality, Beet
greens ure quoted at $1.25 per bush;
dandellon greens, $1.25; new beets, $2 per
Squashes are steady at $101.50 per 100
lbs. Cucumbers are a little lower at $7
per 100 for natlve hothouse. Strlng
Jjeans are scarce and very flrm at $57
Mlnt is quoted at 75c per doz bchs;
watercress, 75c per doz, Rhubarb ls
lower, and selling at 69c per 1b. Pep
pers are out of the market for the present.
New horseradlsh sells at 25c per lb at
, The reeeipts of fresh mixed flsh at
Sloucester for the week aggregated 1,670,
000 poum'3, as agalnst 1,935,000 pounds
landed at Boston. The reeeipts of all
klnds of flsh at Gloucester-for the week
were 2.0CS.0O0, agalnst 1.537,000 for tho
correspondlng week last year.
Ilotel Life Iu ".VanltinKton.
At breakfast tho o'ther morning a
Washington young woman found a lit
tle noto nt her plato saying that her
aunt had arrived from the east the night
beforo and waa at a well known hotel.
About 9 o'clock sho went to the hotel
indicated nnd nsked the cle& whether
the newcomer had been down to break
faat yet. The clerk inf ormed, her that
he did not believo she had been down
and offered to send up a card.
"Oh. never mirid doing tbat!" sho
replied. "You just tell me the nninber
of her room, and I will go up."
"No. ," promptly replied the clerk,
and the young woman took tho elevator.
Upon nrriving nt the door of .No. .
instead of rapping, she sof tly put her
ear to tho door nnd liatened in order
that she might not 'distnrb her nunt if
she wero nsleep. She henrd no noiso
and so took out one of ber cards, nnd
nfter writing, "Will come again at 10
Jane," sho tied n littlo bunch of flowers
to it nnd left it on tho knob, whero it
would fall into tho doorway when tho
door waa opened.
At 10 o'clock sho came again. Tho
clerk had not seen her aunt and did not
believo that she had left her room. So,
af ter looking about tho porlors in vain,
sho went to the door of No. and eof t
"Whoisit?" camo a grnff voice, nnd
nt the same time a man opened tho
door nnd stepped out into tho hall.
"Oh, you nre the party who wns
coming ngnin nt 10, nro you!" contin
ued tho man amilingly. "Well, whnt
can I do for you !"
"Nothing, thank you," she replied.
"unlesa you come down stnira nnd help
mothrnsh tbnt botel clerk." Wash