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THE FARMER: FEBRUARY 17, 1911
3 I A dam I Old ReliaWe r COR. MADISON AVE. AND PRANK ST. 3 1 Reliable Merchandise, Prompt! j Service. j Give 5-Sirm a Call 1 TiumiummmumiimuuiuuiuutuuuuuimuiK The CENTRAL MARKET . 252 STATE STREET. ' SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 lEG OF LAMB: . 14clb' Ii.V5m OIOPS 16c lb, FAXCV FOWL 18c and 20c lb FANTV KOASTIXG CHICKENS 20c lb MAKYLiAXI) -KKSE 16C lb FVII SHOILUHIIS .....12c lb FRESH PORK II OAST (SMALL) 14c lb Native Veal. Turkeys,Iucks and Broilers, Fresh Hams,Home Made Sansast. Fro-H Pigs Heads, Foot, Bones, etc Celery, Lettuce, Kale ami Spinach. New Carrots and , Beets, New Onions, Green Beans, Cranberries, Sweet Potatoes, etc. - 252 STATE E N X- E K. .T A I N WITH THE ' ' tall : plmer -To operate it requires x absolutely no knowl edge of music You may V not know one note f om another, yet the Mar shall & Wendell Player Piano makes it' possible for you to render the most difficult selections. With it vou can s-rve yourself and friends many hours of enjoyment. 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Cut out coupon and mail today T " i"7 - i r mm I FOX METZGERS BUY HEUBLEIN PLACE Bond Issue of $125,000 Had Been Suggested for Its Purchase by City of New Haven. , While deeds have not yetbeen pass ed it is authoritatively stated that the sale of the " Leflingwell building: on Church street at the corner of Court, in New Haven, has been practically agreed upon between the present own ers and Arthur J. and Louis Metzger, proprietor of the Heublein, which now occupies a portion of the building. In View of the agitation for the purchase of this property by - the city of New Haven to enlarge city, hall facilities for which a bill for. an issue of bonds has. been presented to the general as sembly, it is considered that the Metz- -gers are to be congratulated on se-' curing the property thus securing the stability of their established home which cannot now be taken from them except under condemnation ' proceed ings, without arranging a satisfactory agreement to them. The property is in the hands of a number of different persons at the present time, all of whom own small portions of it.-" Just what price has been agreed up on for the building the interested par ties refuse to give out, but it is un derstood to be considerably below, the figure of $125,000.. for, which amount a bond 'issue has been suggested! for the city to purchase it. The property, owned .by the Leffingwel'l heirs who hold the most of the buildings is as sessed at $55,000. An "eighth part of the building is owned by the estate of the late Atwater Treat, . of which Judge A. McClellan Mathewson is ex ecutor. Judge Mathewson several days ago filed with the probate court an application- for permission to sell this share in the property. It is understood that no immediate steps will be taken to change the building around' in any way' by 'the new owners when the deal is closed. Judge Mathewson in discussfng the sale said that he was in favor of the city purchasing the building but that he didn't, think there was" any need at the present time. He ald that he thought 'the purchase . by the city should be deferred several years un less the owners take steps to improve it, in which case the city might bet ter secure control before the price of the building went too high. TRIAL OF ALLEGED JUNK THIEVES DELAYED. Owing -to the failure of representa tives of the Connecticut Co., to appear in the. city court on time this morn ing, the "trial was postponed today of Stephen Mihajcik, a laborer employed in the car' : barns' accused of having given 16 years old LeohardsLongo of 68 Green street the. privilege of loot ing the Jam , of scrap metal, in re turn for tobacco, , and for assistance rendered the laborer in his work. Mihalcik's case was continued until Monday In bail of $50 which he could not furnish. The boy was committed to the State Reform school at'Meri den, .for.he has been arrested several times for a diversity of offences. The trial of Aaron Rozenzaftf, the metal dealer of Clarence-street, who is alleged to have ; bought nearly ' 500 pounds of such loot as, the little fellow was stealing, will be held on Wednes- day. . . . FOR VERY LITTLE FOLK The Story of Little Jamie's Way of Sending a Val entine (Corinne Rockwell Swain in March St. Nicholas.) Jamie was four years old, and little Mary,' who lived next door, was, four, too. She was a dear little girl, with such a . happy face, and she always wore such pretty, bright butterfly bows on her dancing brown curls. Jamie was Very fond of her, and they had many good times playing togeth er. When. " February came, Jamie's school-girl sister began to talk about valentines, and he was very much interested, for he had been too little before to, remember about them. One day sister brought home "a. lot of beautiful valentines from the store, and a big pile, of envelopes, and the dearest1 little box of heart-shaped seals, to make favors for her valen tine party. Jamie was a careful little boy, and sister let him lay the pretty thing all in a row on the table and look at them as long as he pleased "Play , they are all mine, and I'm going to send them !", he said, clap ping his hands. "Play this one with the birdies is for you, and the white rose one for mother, and that pinky one, is for Mary, 'cause she likes pink. Oh', couldn't I send Mary a valentine a really one?" he asked. He had not thought of that before. Sister laughed and hugged him again and again. "Of course you may, you surely . may, deary," said she. And she really gave him the pretty pinky valentirie for his verj& own. . . V "May I go right over and give it to Mary now?" asked Jamie dancing ap and down and showing all his dimples. 'Why. no," said Sister; "that isn't the way! I'll put it in an envelop, with a pretty heart seal, and write Mary's name on it, and we'll put it in the mail box tonight. Then when the postman gives it to her in the morning, she won't know wljo sent it." "Oh!" said Jamie, surprised. . He would have like to ask, "What for?" but people always laughed( when he said that, which was pretty often. So he just thought; and the longer he thought, "the more he wondered. Why, half the fun of giving presents was to watch and see how pleased people looked when they opened the bundles. It did 'seem silly to send that beauti ful .valentine to Mary", and not have her know it was from him; silly, and rather sad, too. Big people had soma very queer ideas. Jamie did not; like It. He. really felt very much tempted to send his own valentine in his own way. -It wouldn't be exactly like "not minding," because it didn't mat ter to any one but Mary and himself, and he was sure she would feel just as he did about it. . He was sitting very still, holding the valentine and thinking hard, when through the window he saw lit tle Mary run out on the porch next door, to call her kitten He looked at Sister; she was busy putting seals on her envelops. He looked at Mary; she didn't have her outdoor things on, so she would stay on the porch only a moment. Jamie drew a long breath, slipped quietly out of the room, catch ing up his cap as he went through the hall, and managed to turn the knob of the big front door and open it. Mary was just about 'to go in at her front door, but at his call she waited, and then started down the steps to meet him. He handed her the big envelop that held the valentine.' "Here's a pretty valentine," he said. "And it's from me!" he cried, all rosy and smiling. "Fank you," said little Mary, smil ing back at him. She peeped, and gave a pleased little "O-o-oh, Jamie!" as she saw the pink and gold glory within, and Jamie felt very happy as he ran home again. He thought about Sister's plan and wondered again what fun there could be in all that! He must hurry back and tell her that his way to give valentines had been the right one, after alL TAFT'S TARIFF INJURES TRADE Figures Show Ten Per Cent. Loss Under Recent Revi sion, Says Prof. Fisher, of Yale PAYNE-ALDRICH ACT FRAUD Noted Economist Declares the President's Greatest Mistake of His Career in Signing it. ' Facts showing that -the exports and imports of the United States have each dropped off about 10 per cent, since the -enactment of the Payne-Ald-rich tariff bill, have been compiled by Prof. Irving Fisher of Tale, a na tional authority on economics, who looks upon this showing as concrete refutation of the claim of President Taft and others 'who supported this measure that It was a -downward re vision. ' In the opinion of Prof. Fish er, as expressed last night, the tariff (TV-all has only been raised higher, and this bill instead' of .encouraging inter- j national trade has discouraged it. The figures, from which Prof. Fish - er reached this conclusion, are those furnished by the department of State ! showiner the nnantltipe nf tho various articles exported from, and imported into this country during the year 1910. Those facts have been compiled by Prof.- Fisher for publication in his new book, "The Purchasing Power of Money." ; In arriving at his conclusion, Prof. Fisher tabluated, as an index : figure, between a third and a half of all the articles either exported or imported, and selected therefore the most typical articles, such as would most accurate ly show, just how the trade has fallen off. "It seems to me the tariff bill was nothing more than a fraud; an effort to pull the wool over the eyes of the people and. make them believe that the party pledge for downward revision was being fulfilled. . While Prof. , Fisher believes that the tariff Is an important question he does not believe that it Is so bound up in ' the commercial prosperity of the nation as some people think. He cited certain other figures from his comii-g book showing that the inter nal ; trade " of the country amounts to over $4,000,000,000 while the' Interna tional trade is less than one per cent, of that amount. , Stronghold of Special Interests ' "The tariff is a moral rather than, a political question," he stated. "The tariff Is the stronghold of the special interests and from this- vantage point they have been practically ruling the nation. This is a. scandal and steps should be taken io remedy It.". He then went on to speak of the fight made by former President Roosevelt against the special interests and said. that he thought the colonel was lead ing up to an attack on the tariff. He said that "he thought Roosevelt recog nized thatvthe people needed to be ed ucated out of their blind belief in pro tection up to. the point .where they would recognize that they were pro tecting the special interests at their own expense. Prof. Fisher stated that in his opinion, it was part of Roose velt's plan' to finally work public opin ion around enough to make an attack on protective tariff possible. Approves Taft's Move "I am heartily glad to see that President Taft has taken this matter up. I think he made the biggest mis take of his career in approving the Payne-Aldrich tariff bill but I believe he was made to see the' measure through the eyes of others. World reciprocity now ' seems -. to be the phrase to conjure with and this is nothing more than free trade. The while there were some increases in the expectation that other countries would follow suit. The new idea is to make an agreement with the . other nation before putting the new system into effect. I don't know 'but what this is the better , politics. England tried free trade hoping that other countries would fall in line and are now getting tired waitinjy and are -talking going back to a protective tariff." Prof. Fisher then said that he believed per sonally in f-ree trade although . he thought it should not be put Into ef fect all . at one time but gradually so as not to w-rk unnecessary hardship on the special Interests who had been fostered undr protection. Out of thia 251 exports which Prof. Fisher examined into and the 23 im ports. 15 of each found to have de creased sine the new tariff bill. Most of these decreases were quite large while there were some increases in the other articles but they were uniformly small. . The following shows a few of the articles contained in Professor . Fish er's tables setting forth the amount exported or imported in the year 1909 and the amount in 1910: Exports! ) 1909. 18.000.000 195.800,000 46.700.000 16.600,000 212.600.000 458,300.000 2.900.000 1910. 11.000.000 131,200.000 41,500 000 11.500.000 128 300,000 368 800,000 3.100.000 38,600.000 55.500.000 7,100,000 295.700.000 42.700.000 24.300.000 8.400,000 324,400,000 Cattle (head) JJams (lb) Salt Pork, lb. Canned Beef, lb, Bacon, lb, Lard. lb. Butter, lbs, SI Leather, lb. Fresh Beef.- Tb. S2.000.000 93. 700.000 Rw Cotton, bis. 7,580.000 Cotton Cloth, yd., 380.500,000 Corn, bu.. 36,200.000 Wheat, br.. 48.500.000 9.700.000 347,400,000 Imports. " . Flour, bbls.. Tobacco. lbs.. 1909. 121.400.000 139,800,000 ,702.500,000 140.700.000 39,600.000 37.800,000 4.800.000 44.000.000 22,200.000 299.100.000 312,100,000 94.300.000 1910. 115,800.000 804.400.000 3,973.100,000 150,210,000 40 200.000 44.000.000 4,100,000 42,300,000 ' 21 600,000 222.000.000 180,100.000 90,100,000 Cocoa, lbs.. Coffee, lbs.. 1, Sugar, lbs.. 3, Lemons, lbs. Bananas, bnch. Cheese, lbs., Dis. Spirits, qts., Lf Tobacco, lbs. Raw Silk, lbs. Hides. Skins, lb, Raw Wool. lbs. Ind. Rubber, lb. The above lists contain only a por tion of the articles which have been tabulated by Prof. Fisher. They are. however, fair examples of the way most articles, exports and imports, have decreased. These lists are based on the quantity of the stuff involved and not on the value, which is of va riable quantity. The matter of reduc ing the various measures, gallons, pounds, etc.. has been solved by giv ing arbitrary prices to the articles. These values have no place except as an aid to the calculation. In his new book on "The Purchas ing Power of Money", 'Prof. Fisher proposes to prove that the higfl cost of living at the present time is due to the large influx of gold and the great extension of deposit banking. The writer shows how the checking sys tem has practically worked out by the inflation of the currency and a conse quent instability which has done much to bring about the present .- condi tions. sp For a "Close" Sunday. Wesfport's Civic club has voted to make February 26 an absolutefy clos ed Sunday. Arrangements were made to see that this measure was enforced and the first merchant who breaks the law will be prosecuted. IF AM OIPIPOIRXIUMnFY TO TRY BEFORE YOU BUY. OUR SPECIAL E1LKYA1D COFFEE w THE BEST COFFEES AT THE SAME PRICE. A&P Special Creamery Prunes, 4o-5o's a lb. 12 l-2c lb. Pearl Tapioca, a lb., Qq Royal Cocoanut, a. box, . . ... ........ .5c White Oak Brand Tomatoes, a can, .7c tring Beans 3 cans for . ..... . . . .25c Large Fat ; Norway Mackerel, each, . . . . . . 5c Sultana Pears, large cans, .............. 20c Sultana Apricots, large, cans, . . . 15c Grandmother's Pancake Flour, a pkg., ... IQc BEST FULL CREAM CHEESE Strictly Fresh It ildDIffljp ETIRA 10 STAMPS with any of these articles. 1 pkg. Macaroni or Spaghetti 10c 1, pkg. Seeded Raisins, . . . . . . 10c 1 pkg. Jelly Powder, . . '-; . .. . . 10c 1 can Old Dutch Cleanser, . 10c 1 pkg. Fluffy Ruffles Starch, 10c 2 cans A&P Table Syrup, ea. 10c 2 cans Sultana Peas, each- . . 12c 1 can Asparagus Tips, It . . . . 25 C 1 pkg A&P Cleaned Currants 12c you want a choice cup of Tea then don't fail to try the A & P Special Blend 50c. 50 Stamps with each pound. mm NO RACE SUICIDE IN EUROPE, NATIONS NOT FACING DECADENCE The well-known . Leipzig professor, Dr. William Ostwald, who was award ed the Nobel prize forf chemistry in 1909, publishes in the Vienna Neue Freie Presse an emphatic denial of the theory that European civilization 5 s in a decadent state. There is good rea son, he says, for the theory that the intentional restriction of families threatens particular nations; but most other current notionsas to decadence will not stand examination. Dr. Ostwald says that decadence theories are mainly spread by young people who are disillusioned by idle life in great cities, and' who, being themselves decadent, wrongly imagine that they are products of a general de cadence. "But nature has provided against the spreading of this exceptional type of individual," he says.'As such indi viduals show a strong disinclination to reproduction, the comforting biolog ical conclusion may be drawn that by he natuse of things their race is doom ed to die out; and there is therefore, no fear that their race will establish itself and multiply. Decadents must be . regarded as disappearing individ uals phenomena of our complicated so cial life. They are not a sign of gen uine general decay, but an inevitable by-product of increased development." Dr. Ostwald recognizes another "de cadent" social type that is, the type of the aesthetic which is character ized by "decayed ; will power and hy pertrophied sensibility." But he holds that such" individuals are also excep tions and are usually doomed to ster ility. Likewise, the changes which continually occur in the conditions of life do not threaten , humanity, as "there is a regular adaptation of the whole population to new life condi tions. - : ' ' "Man has not only adapted himself to novel and far-reaching life condi tions, but he has also gained In general capacity to' adapt himself; he has ac- TUBERCULOSIS CAMP New Haven Hospital Se cures Big Allingtown Site for Treatment of Cases. New Haven, Feb. 17. Officers of the General Hospital Society of Connecti cut yesterday verified a report that the large strip of land on Campbell avenue in West Haven, which includes Lion park, which they recently pur chased, is to be used as a site for a, camp and hospital for the treatment of J tuberculosis cases. The property was purchased by Alfred W. Minor a local real estate' dealer, in behalf of the hospital association. It is understood that within a short time a pavilion will be established there to be conducted more or less in conjunction with the New Haven hos pital for the treatment of advanced tubercular cases. It is very probable that arrangements will be made with the "Visiting Nurses' association to op erate a temporary camp there this summer. The launching of this plan is made possible by a fund of about $600,000, which was given by an anonymous do nor for the fight against tuberculosis. ANNOUNCEMENT We wish to announce that on Mon day, Feb. 20, we will institute in Bridgeport and its immediate vicinity a service for the daily delivery of Borden's Country-Bottled Milk, rich cream, peerless buttermlk, unsweet ened condensed milk, peerless cream cheese. Borden's country-bottled milk and dairy products are produced and handled where cleanliness reigns su preme under the rigid sanitary regu lations as originated by Gall Borden wm with Jimpire .Brand G Doz. YorkState.Extra No. 1 Special, 17c doz. Saturday Only A&P Fancy Patent 24 1-2 lb ' Sacks r .... r B ill HI wm .ill STAMP SPECI AILiS -STAMPS Iwith a large can A&P COCOA No better at any price ' 20c 957 v I 'Phone I 707 Main Street! 1662 East Main St 1 quired adaptability itself. Through I this development in the psychical dis position of men many of the disabili ties suffered by the older generation from the march ot progress are enjoy ed as a luxury by the younger genera tion and are turned into a normal part of life." . Dr. Ostwald, however, expects that in future the idea of progress will not dominate the world as an end in it self. He says: " "Men will - more and more see that it is more civilized truly to live than to fill one's whole life with mere prep arations and means to live. The men will also learn, instead of the present passive art, which, whether play, com position or picture, is allowed ' merely to impress one, the immediate, active art of leading a; more graceful "life. This art is a hundred times richer and more intimate than any external' arts, which are mere surrogates for the ac tive art. The new art will be opti mistic and passive," as is the art of the modern aesthetes, which consists main ly of sorrowing over the amount of i'nartistic things in the 'world." Prof. Ostwald says that the falling off in the birth rate isthe one thing which gives even steadfast optimists sleepless nights. He ascribes this mainly to the initiative of women. He says: "We have apparently the cruel al ternative of women, wearing them selves out as mothers and renouncing a great share of the intellectual ac tivity, in attaining which so - many feminist pioneers have worked with self-sacrifice, or of motherhood being rejected, or limited to a minimum, and thereby the existence of the nation threatened. If this alternative has to be settled yes or no, there can be no. doubt as to the answer.' Women in the collective must make the sac rifice, for the highest civilization has no value once it is doomed to destruc tion." ''. over half a century ago. We will be pleased to receive your order. Tele phone or drOp us a postal and one of our route salesmen will call. Borden's Condensed Milk Co., "Leaders of Qual ity." Established 1857. 277 Fairfield ave Bridgeport, Conn. Telephone 2287. POINTS OF INTEREST. Greatest Price Reductions ' of the season tomorrow. Saturday, bargain day. at E- H. Dillon & Co.'s, 1105 Main street. All winter mer chandise must be closed out regard less of original cost to make room for spring goods. Their loss is your gain. A Wonderful Opportunity to visit the principal islands of the West Indies, "Venezuela, the Panama Canal, Porto Rico, St. Pierre Martin ique, Trinidad, Port of Spain, Kings ton, Jamaica, Santiago Cuba, Havana Cuba, Bahamas Nassau and many other interesting places at $125.00. This price included stateroom accommoda tion and meals during the entire trip less than $5.00 per day. , The steamers are twin screw trans atlantic liners of 10,000 tons register and over and are thoroughly modern. Discriminating travelers will find ev- fery wish anticipated. Apply to S. Loe- With & Co., No. 116 Bank St. Tel. 99. for further particulars. A Sanitary Market. In all Metropolitan markets where meats and other edibles are displayed on the counters, the Board of Health have secured an ordinance making marble or porcelain slabs obligatory. There is a reason for this. It is a well known fact that germs cannot live on any surface" of" this nature. Even in the Subway the old leather straps are fast being replaced with enameled metal hangers. The- whole Idea and tendency is to improve the sanitary conditions. . The . Mohican FREE- DEMONSTRATION SATURDAY ONLY at our, store, 957 Mairi St. Come in and convince yourself that there is no Coffee in the city equal to our Elryad Special At 35c lb. 35 Stamps with each pound NO ADVANCE. It makes no diff erence to us where you are buying or what you are pay ing, we want you to try a pound of our special Creamery and 'compare it what you are getting elsewhere. Pickles, a bottle. in Wesson Cooking Oil, a can, ....... ... . . 3Qq Pink Salmon, 2 cans for .......... ... . . . 25c New Packed Sauerkraut a can, . . . ... . ." . . jflc A&P Baked Beans, a can, . . . IQc Reliable Peas, sweet, wrinkled, a can, . . . 15c Corn, Fancy Maine, 2 cans for . . . . . . .25 A&P Tomatoes, choice, tali cans, . . 12 l-2c" White Cherries, choice, a can, ; . . ; . .. . , . 15c Red Raspberries, best, a 'carg . 15c 17c lb York State No. 2 Special, 15c doz. This flour is milled and shipped to us . direct by the Washburn-Crosby Co. which is 4 guarantee to you of flour of the very best quality. 25 ' - 5 STAMPS with a large , bottle STAMPS with 1 lb. box THEA -NECTAR A&P EXTRACT ; TEA 60c 25c IFlP( For this week only, a : deco rated China Cereal or . Berry Set, 7 PIECES; with each large can 'of A&P Baking Powder. Market in "this city is without , doubC -an ideal institution- from both a sani v tary and economic . standpoint. . AlW . slabs. are kept : clean and ; the meatsT. . are neatly arranged, marked in plaiiC" figures, which, by .the way. are the. lowesf in the city.! without the sacrir fice of quality, This concern is oner of the largest retail markets in the"" country, and being in a position to; enter the market , with enormous or ders they can demand the very. besC merchandise "procurable and they; geC, it. Bridgeporters are invited to 'call any time and Inspect the local markeC located on Golden- Hill street. Glance; ' through the adv. in today's paper anr f note the low prices quoted. . MA CANT VOTE. t - i Ma's a graduate of college and she's - read most . everything: She can talk in French and GermanJjT' she can paint and she can sing. -Beautiful?. She's like a picture! jWheiiP she talks she makes you think Of .the sweetest kind of music, an;. she doesn't smoke or drink Oh I can't begin to tell you all thej- poems she can quote; ' She knows more than half the law yers do; but ma can't vote. IE" When my pa, is writing letters, maT must always linger near C To assist him in his spelling and tSTj- make his meaning clear. ' -.! If. he needs advice her judgment, hej admits, is alwaysk best; Every day she gives him pointersH ' mostly at his own request. ; She keeps track of legislation, and isj taxed oh bonds and stocks. But she never r gets a - look-in at thfi secret ballot bax. - Ma is wiser than our coachman, for he's not a graduate, ' i. And I doubt if he could tell, you who. is governing the state, , -T He has never studied grammar, and T'll hAf ,h Unosm't - know - - : Whether Caesar lived a thousand or; . two thousand . years ago. 7 He could never tell us how to keepj; . the ship, of state , afloat, . i , For he doesn't know there's such a thing but ma can't vote. : Once when Mr. Jones was calling they; got up 'a short debate , That was; on :.' the tariff question; hC1 supbosed he had it straight. But befbrei they'd finished talking h(C threw up his hands and said r That he'd! not read much about it, nor-, - remembered what he'd read.. He's tdo'Tmdly. rushed to study . now, to better human lives. Still he looms up like a giant s when.. . election time arrives. . . . . . Mrs. Gookins does our -washing, for shC ' has' to help along, ' X' Taking care of her six children thp .: her husband's big and strong. ' When he gets a job, he only holds iv till he draws his pay, " r-t Then he spends his cash for whisky, or. . else gambles it away. I suppose' his; brain's no bigger thai- the" btaih?-of any boat, And he'd trade his ballot-for' a drinTT ' but' ma ""can't vote! t . -'iichicago Record-Herald. LIVB STOCK MARKETS New York. Feb. 16 Prime steers solX. at $6.70 $6i75 per 100 lbs; oxen a $5 $6.25? bulls at $4.25 $5.40; cow-, at $2.40 $4.50; 2 choice fat cows at $4.80 $4.90.-'" Dressed beef 9c loca tor native sides. Common to choice veals sold at $10.75 per 100 lbs; culls and throwl-l outs at $5 $.50; a few barnyar2CT, calves at $4 $4.50. Dressed calvear; 12c 166 for city dressed veals an 10c -14(f for country dressed. . , Good sheep' (ewes) sold at $4 per 1QDL . lbs; fairly good heavy to prime lambST at $5.50 $6.35; choice at higher fig: ures. Dressed "mutton. 7c :. 8? . dressed lambs 9c lie; country dress' ed hothouse lambs at $5 $1 per car , C3. SS. -" 1 ' Choice light pigs $8.40 per 100 lbs. ST- . f f Postmaster at Lakevllle. -, Representative E. J. Hill has rea ommended the reappointment of PosfiEL master Edward J. Stuart of LakevillC?