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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THUBSDAT, JANUARY 15, 1920.
VERMONT RAPIDLY BECOMING MILK SHIPPING STATE I (-O.OP13RATION I.V VT. CtU'yAMI5TttEK solute economy In the- conduct of not I- A. Kdwards of Richmond followed only the town nffnlrs hut nil Htato af with "Co-operation in Vermont Ore nm tnm. erics." "Milk," hp said, "Is one of the. " m should Impress upon your rcpre. main iroiluctn of the State of Vermont, sontiitlves In tho LoKlalrturo of 1921. About SO rents of every dollar of the I"10 fact thnt probably threo-flfths of farmer's money comes from rnllli. Hut the towns In the Htnte will be In fl yet, this ureat Imlimtrv Is not mri-leil nn nant'lal dlfflcultlcH befote tho end of (Continued rrinii iiik' II lusted yet so thai tho ale shlppm . In-n Vhtv will bo soon, however r i retail pi Ice of mills hat reached a iiii,,' a prin ts It can while tlm farmers of the West induce. ruinlenKtd mill, at the pioscnt rlee, and if the Wiinntit funnel Is to lold Ills own he must develop cH'Icleiie.x . Mr Hurton has In en studying; the re ports of the various tow lest line nseo ointlons and In one found sis holds which er not pnylim fur 1 1 1 c-i t fo.il. 'i'lic uv ersRe Verniont row produce only 55J pounds of bui'or fai. which Is 17 pounds loss than the iveraac In 110 association" In the West The trouble, he t limit! hi was 111 the acl of P'irr bred she". Tlioi wete. of i-our-c hi her double., su-h as In tho feedlnc , The speaker strongly faxorrd the fortn Inc of hull .'isjoci.rtlcis A pure bled bull roj d be honqlit by one or more men. He Knew of one association of fl',' furni- era tt i venrs h' for ' I' in ir do u.i Im- tll. Ml' abo.n i' f i owned one. At tin "tid of two "eivliea could b" iehanijed . .' another bull for two years i surh oiRanlnntloii" eouhl i together In the best way ast i too, many men try to rm d give six yv.its, whc!i Hastiness and several other on a business basis, tf the formers of Veimont would spend one cent In a hun dred In advertising and carrying on this business on a business basis, Vermont would be tho richest State In the I'nlon. And not only milk should be advertised, but mill: pioducts tie woll, for tho value, of milk Is not dependent nn tho number of people dilukliiK mill;, but on the prod ueti made from milk. The surplus of milk .III be oho IiIk factor all over the couu ti.v. At the present, time most of the surplus Is beliifr made up by lull iirlent dealeis, put Into cold storage and sold later. ".Most of the business men In the cities rame from the country. Now xvhj not kocp those business men here and miinu factllie milk products rluht where the mill; Is produced? Such a plant could be itm satisfactorily If an account was kept of evety little detail suc-il as It done with other businesses. .Vow In my business 1 have cvoty creamery put In a report of Its business nvery da.x and we keep account of fuel, labor and everything thut changes from week to week If on car ry on such a business i light here nobody ran rally It on nn cheaper Hunt you ran. "t'o-upe i alive creameries hue dono inueli for the milk producei. Jt i true that many creameries have ftill'd hut I 'Is ?2:i7.0nii. Tin think this Is due ti, unfair competition ' about SJli'i.iiou. and Incompetent maii.-ipoim-tr.. Then. I lit milk l.us btisln?ssefl as the year, and that the State revnnue. i from known sources will probably bo I less rather than Rrcntcr Absolute , economy must be observed If our towns nre to continue ns solvent units of a (front corporation." I'revlous to his discussion of rev enue problems, tlovcrnor Clement re. I viewed the situation In the different 'state departments In a brief wa . He told of the Hi different appropriations, fie only touched lightly on the ubH j cultural appropriations, which Included SIQU.onn for the eradication of tuber culosis in cattle and $.18,000 for tho Vail school of aKi'lcuItttre ami thu aurlctiltural school at Randolph, male. Inir In all. with the other agricultural uppropi latlona. a total of over $200, unn. This did not Include the activities of the Statu In behalf of the farmer, Something1 over $50,1)011 poos into the home economics department, lie touch ed on forestry and said that 7!(i.r)f0 jseedllltKS were belim produced In Hur liiiKton each year. In the highway department there wet tote than LOO miles of load re surfaced anil Improved, coslinn ap proximately $110,000. We have under ,wriy iluht projects for toad building In .which the State Is to receive Federal laid. The total murium of these projectn U. S, REFUSES TO ACCEPT INDEMNITY Wants No Part of Damages to Be Paid by Germans for Scapa Flow Incident patrol work has cost I well. .No mini Is birr enouch In entry on so m.tnv dlfteient lines a. one It should have all id' hK time tint) It should be fnutuliil on business ablllt and inn with 1 itslne.sf methods. There Is no lea- .txeraci' time of n bo! , to each tsso t.it.'Ui Ife then look up tho matter if the si-lei Hon of Inills lie believed the best Hint hod of selection wn. h pe.--fcumati t Mun times he had rceu hull's uhlcl. had wonderful -ei orris sold for al most nothing, while buT.. ot more pop ular breeds, which had nothing to their rredit. sold for big ninnej Thetc ueie Cirer. kmdr of bulb- the ptodurer. the nnutral who lion . benelltted nor In jured 'he herd, mi I tne bull who pol tvex "aused a di-ti i .oration In the mils. produclim ip.ielty ot i e held. MOiiKitN nAirn imckuim: P S. Savage, professor of animal in-ritt-try al f'oincll rii!votsit enve the oppiilnn address al the oltornoon session, his subject helm-' ".Model u Hairy l'Vud ffid " He gave several din'erenl rations for rows, Increasing the higher proteins If the loURlmso was poor. He t.ald that he had found that nsuiillj a cow will eat one pound of hay to Joo pounds ot live Weight, Ihiee ot silage lo lfi pounds of live weight, and one pound of grain to three and one-half pounds of milk if the milk tests under font ; if higher, one pound of grain lo three pounds of milk. He showed how money lould be saved by increasing the ouality of the hay and decreasing the higher pined high pro teins. He shotted how ill wa. much cheaper to mis the for d on the farm than to buy ready mixrd l'i ed and said it was much belter to know Just how the feeds wete mixed. He also showed how much cheaper It was to grow these lo tions on the farm and said thnt ways to moke money wore to have home-grown rations, to choofro fi eils wisely and also to puy cash for foods. "Vhnt I wont w bring home to the farmers of Vermont." he said, "is the importante ot inlying jour money ,-u ine The business meeting of the Women's hank and your feed at the reed sioio. Auxiliary which was to haw lire,, held If you have JCnf worth of credit ot the I yesterdav afternoon was postponed iium' fed store you have it at the hank, ami 'after their meeting at the Hotel Vermont It will be greatly to your advantage to toof garden this afternoon. The ladies pay cash for your fond and also to ronio weio taken over the university by o eom after It when the mini ul the reed -tore milter- of ladies from the I'niverlty of askt you to." ,Vcrmont and later tea was served at tJI.K PnOlX'CTlON' A NU (.'ONStiMP- lOrassmount. In the teceivm-r line were TION Mis. uuj w Hailej-, sirs, iv.irl Randall Warson, Mrs. G. Hums. .Mrs. F. H. Hickford and Airs. ( . I,, Martin, nitiing ithe afternoon .Mrs. I". It. .lenks sang a rolo, accompanied bj Mrs. .1. W. Votey, and Miss T.lnda Clark, accompanied liy Miss Horothy Spear on the piano, nlajeil a flute solo. "Riniinlscenres from .Men delssohn." Airs. .1. 1.. Hills .md Mrs R. .lenks tpotned tea and M'S It. I-'. Lutman, .Mrs. H Flint, Mrs J. ' Fiskc. .Miss Mar- Tlu- ijovorhor levlewed the nd u allnnal 1 dep.iittnsnt and the Stat- Institution.". 1 t.-lllng rthr.t they had accomplished. At the Stan- prison are Jir7 men, and in woinun. Th--y operute a farm of ucies and last vear produced more t linn 1 10,0oo pounds of r.illk All that was used at thr Institution. The latin nilced 210 son why ireameiies should not huvi an 1 l"ns of haj, 170 tons or etuulasc. I.SOrt auditor u go mur tnelr affair-- Then, bushels of potatoes, 1,ii bushels of field lo-i. milk prorltti ers jet much money for corn, 1SS hushelr. of onions, etc. The in thc fat In milk and little for what re- mates are otherwise employed and dur mains. Now if a man had his ehnl.e be- lug the month of November cainrd f 1,231, twecn llvlnp on butter nnd water and "f wiilUi Hie Statu received $SS1 and the chrcse and water he would live longer 1 men HIO In the month "f Urcember !f ' e chose the cheeso arid vet skim milk they made !2,22l.'ii, which was divided i I fiom which cheeso It; mnde .Iocs not - bring any price at all. Resides audltois, I the creameries should have salesmen land manufactuiers to he'p them to do ' business. "Another thun which seem to have i slipped the attention ol the creamery ' men Is the (ad that their hulldiims slinuid , be marie so that the work tan lie done j ipiiekly and conveniently Much can bo jdone along this line. I believe Hint with a verj' little cuort we could have co operative creameries and we could piove to the people Hint we can fied them for less than thej- are heing led mm." Frank W. I'larl; said a fr-u wonls In explanation of .'ie New Ilngland Milk I'roducers' association, lie explained how the country Ih divided Into leglonal dlstrlrts anil each is supplied by a milk shed. The work of Ihlv organization, he said, is to soli fluid milk to the cities at the best prices the.v rati get. lie said that there could be no objection to the federation of creamcrk- In Vcnnont. but If these creainerle-i ship fluid milk to the cities lie saw no reason why the.v should not join this osso i.ilion and help to support il, and thus woik harmonoiie iy wllh It In supplying milk to Roslon. T fl K WOMK.VP AUXILIARY "Milk Production and Consumption" was the subject taken by C.eorge F. H. storey of the Worcester County farm i Bureau After speaking for a few mill- utefi on the value of pure-bled sites. Pio- I fessor Storey said "Which is fhr more ' important the hreding or the feeding of cattle'" That is a hnrd question to i answer, for while it uoc not pay to teed h poor cow well. It also docs not puj to feed good stock puortj. "i think perhnii.- the greatest fault In tho dairy hithlness to-day Is the 1'nct that hiisine.ss niaiiiigemenl of the herd is sel dom considered You freouentl.v find people in the butter section raising herds that an- not butter hcids, and then hi the milk sections you Hnrl men raising butter herds, You should study the mar ket and produce what tho market de mands. Then some people aro getting the same price for cream alone as their neighbors are getting for the whole milk, nnd they have the skimmed unlU left for thelt Ftork "Thcre Is much less stock in Xew Kng land now than there has been in some time nnd the time Is ripe for the man who Is running a nursery There seems to bo a tendency for people to produce milk or cream regarrilcssly and tn trust to Trovldcnee Tor the market. It is of the marketing ot milk that 1 want to talk o-day. It took several jears for the 'acts about milk to reach the consumer, for we had been directing all of our ad vertising energy toward the milk pro ducer We have been talking to ourselves about people nnt uslmr milk, enough and of course it amounted to nothing. AVu should have been reaching the people who were sending their children to srhnnl without ouy breakfast or were giving them beer, tea and coffer and a -Hub bread for brr.akfa-t We havi always in idered mill; a -.hildren'F think. Now ne itolUe ut is a manN dilnk and men arc not ashamed to dritil; tt because they have learned its value." Professor Ston y told ol what ,.s ticll.K done In Worcester. He spoke especially of the value of the exhibits m the schools and of giving the children free booklets on milk lo taku home, of having posters and placards everywhere. "All this." ho t-nld. "Is creating a demand, making t he people want milk. It Is up to the producer to set the milk lo the lonsuincr .mil to the hoard of health to see It is kept up to standard .Much rlepuids on the riuality of the milk, for If a man is Just beginning to drink milk and he gets srune that is Just tKglnnlg to tuin he wants no inou of It ' Ife told how i: was introduced Into tho s'eel taclorles of Wotcester and now 20 factories ate selling milk to their em ployes twh e a day In the schools this is also done and the children have In ri eased In weight anil do better work and are much Improved mentally and physi cally "Milk 1i--.ii great stimulating value and a food value we llttlo reali.i-," he said Professor Storey also told how the clown. Cho-Cho, was itired lo coino to Worcester for a week and give the chil dren health talks and of how much good ho did as the chlldien unit-inhered everything he said. This campaign in Worcester in creased tho mill; demand fi.uoo ipiarts. "Let us get busy and help develop the demand,' he said, "let us go out and sell milk, advertise It You can get every health anil public uiganUatloii to sign your advertisements and that Is Hue of no other food. The cost In advrttislng In Worcebter was thirty cents tor $100 and that amount of advertising increased tho consumption M quarts, and mnio than that, nut onco since the campaign has theie been an attack on milk bp any of the papers, "There is also developing a spiiit of falrmlndednesH. If the people know they are being charged a fair price, Ihoy will not kick at It. Let us help Hie sale of milk and y to doing help the hralth of the xentral Bubllt: as well." jorlc Luce. Mrs. A. II. (illbert and Mrs O. M; Cnmburn served. The conitnltteo in charge r-nnsisted uf Mrs. Thomas iRtadlce. .Mrs. O. M. Camlnirn, Mi v.. I.. lngalls and Mrs. A H. fillberl STATE PROBLEMS to Mrrt'i I'.nroiiiiiy Veeileii in Order Meet Kmm'IINck, lirnerniM The meeting last evening in tln din nlng room of tho Van Ness House start oil late on account of many of tho mem bers of tin? association bring engaged In different association meetings, and the address of Prof. (3 P. Rums was post poned until to-day (iovernor P. W. Clement, Prof. W. P Ii. Lockwood of the Massachusetts Agricultural College and Charles F. Putinton of this city were the speakers, air Purinton's te inarks wore irrj' brief and he related some of his experiences In boiling shal low and deep vats of sap. C.OV. CLE.MKNT'N ADDRIISS Governor Clement In his address lit ceil the necessity of the strictest ecenomv In i "he-half tho conduct ot the State's affairs If some of the smaller places would not be i actually bankrupt. Ho said that the slo- gnn "Something to Tax" had been used 1 lo thu limit and "Something In do with out" should In- substituted;- "Last March Hie Legislature- flirt es timated lh necessary noil tax at 2" proportionally. During the lo-t fiscal I year they made $12,975, of which the in mate icceivr-rl $1,131. At the home for feeble-minded theie .-ire boys and 77 girls A Inigt. iuan tity of faim products also was raised I here. In the Industrial school, there are J"-S hoys and SI girls. They attend school ami aio advanced as far as the llrst year m Ihu high s'hool In the city of Ver- gennes Tin have a brafl hand and the girls hu- an orchestra. Instruction ' also is given In' different occupations. At the State hospital there are about ' I .(-oft people. The general industrial work Is farming for the men ami needlework 'for the women. The farm Includes im ii-Kisteted Holsteln cattle The farm pro duced 2!l.n0ll poll- i's of pork The cattle furniho(l 10.',.Ki pound- of milk during tlin last j ear. There also was produced Km tons of hay. IW of ensilage. I.sna , bushels of potatoes, nine tons ol so.u.ish, 2d0 bushels ot onions, three and a quar ter tons of henns anil 1 f Inns of corn, ' the last two being canned for Hie Institu tion. liiivenmr Clement told or Hie advan tage of tin- State puichaslns depart j ineni. Tin- Stale of Vermont now i.s j paying only nine cents per pound for j sugar. No money pnssrs thiouch thn purchasing agent's hands. Rills are all ; paid through the treositty after the.v have been approved by the auditor, and t lh.it is the only way a bill can be gotten through at this time. He then went Into ' detail, showing the system of accounting j which is patterned like that of a large busiiuv-s corporation. "The system of accounting. I believe, for simplicity and efllclettry is not equalled In .New Kng laud." said thn (iovornor. "There Is no more business passing through the State's boo'ks without audit. Theie has been some criticism of the manner In which the tate highway money has been expended, but even these certificated are carefully audited before being paid." The total receipts in the treasurer's office tor the six months ending Decem ber 31, weie $4,.W.0!'I.6.j This included money paid in on account of bond sains of $1,322,000. The latter is chargable largely to war expenses, the State al ready having disbursed in paj- to soldiers nnd .-allots $l,108,7;a.in. Some idea of the amount of business handled bj the State Is givon by the fact that six months' turnover in the treasurer's office was $3,2M.r,SI. These transactions were not all Slate expenses, but ad bad lo be handl ed under the careful Inlerebecking sys tem, which was described. at vailous store at IS being- sold MARKF.T MILK RT'Sl.N'ICSS Prof Lockwood took fur his subject the "Market Milk Ruslness." Ho traced its growth from the earlv days when somebody started it by selling his milk lo the neighborhood, thiough tie stage whore one man supplied tho community to the present day with Its complicating problems.. In Roston. lo-daj. Ii is es timated that J.'.Ofm.tmo Is invested in tho business of distributing the milk and JiO.tVKl.fini N invested in the production. Milk is matki-tcd from a distance of more than 37) miles and of all the milk pro duced in the I'nited Stn'tes practically goes Into .market milk. Tho rest goes Into butter, cheese, condensed milk and other pioducts. With the rapid growth of tho cities the marketing or I milk baa become a greater and stll' greater business Professor .Lockwocl I reviewed some of the problems which I face the distributor Then- is the hot ! tin proposition alone In no other liusl- cents nn the grand list per vear. After I lir:'s k -vour nropeny ciiwusu uui ns i the annronrlatlonK h.-ol .-.II he'ei. cherk.-il !the milk botHc It in stolen, broken, and lost In many different ways. At tho end of thn year a ttemenrious loss Is Inrur ied In the larger cities In milk bottles alone. .Vow the. labor uitlona aro almon throttling Hie milk distributor. The man wlio takes the milk around In tho city of New York Is receiving about $Ui per week for his service ami it Is a dangerous tiling to dlsc'uirgo him IT he belong-r to the union. The speaker then reviowed tin activi ties of the health departments in the siipotvblon of milk. Milk Is the most Important food for millions of people and the !i,K30,(KO cowa which produce mtir Ktl milk In the country may tie called the country's foster mother, for In slck- tho small amount '"s 'e Is thr first to turn tt. for food and It Is the same way in ine raso oi the baby. Tho distribution problem is a large one anil In .Massachusetts cities, duplication is being done away with by problem of meeting the an arra ngemeni o.v w.i.c,, a v.-. u.n, torj IS aiioticil in cituii niaii lino lour or five teams aro not covering the samo territory. Ho also took up the matter of advertising. In the past the different milk dealeis were advertising against each other and whatever incieasn one. man got, he took from another The now method la to all put In together, the pro rluccr as well as the dealer. This has been done in one city which he knew, with the result that the consumption has been Increased 15 per cent. After all, the supply and demand part is the Im portant one, so far as the business end goes The speaker showed no tendency to avoid tackling tho big problems In milk marketing and his address showed much experience and study of the illf ferent phaseB of thn business. up, it was found necessary to levy a State tax of 40 rents. Those of you who com-- from small towns will bear me out in no statement that wn have reached the in, lit of taxation, anil unles.". wc arc able to check thu continual extension of State activities and thn necessary Increase of State expenses that go therewith, a lurge number of Vermont towns will face bankruptcy, "Owing to the piling up of appropria tions, after March meeting, in the Leg islature last year, a great many towns, in fact 1 believe a majority of towns, failed to appropriate the necessary 10 cents, the result being that they I. ad to bbrrow money In order to pay their hills-. hen we consider of taxable property nnd the absolute necessity of Increasing the pay of teach ers, for Instance, tho Increasing oo-i of doing highway work, etc , it will he seen that the cost of lining business and paying the State tax In many Vermont towns is go ing to be very serious during tho coming ,vcnr Some of them will have to ap propriate) not only the to cents necessary to pay the State lax, but enough morn to make up what they boriowod nisi year, "Take Hie town of llelvldere. for in stance, with a grand list of about $2,500 ami lu.1 taxable polls. The tax rate of $3.00 will bo Insufficient This also applies to Wardsboro, witli a grand list of less than $2,300 and 112 polls and a present tax rate of $1.tio, and Concord, wllh a grand list of less than $i,,O00 and $2US polls, will probably find its oiiounous tax of $4. 3,1 insuffi cient to do business on. Tin-re ate scores of examples, which I might cite, from the records of the tax commis sioner, but In a general way I cannot Impress upon you too stiongly tho ne cessity: First, of lioucrt grand lists, ettliig the value of ptoperty at Its Washington, Jan. 13. The Lulled Slatc Kocrnmetit has refused to accept any pait ot Indemnity to be paid by (.ler many for the destruction of the Oerman fleet lir Scapa Flow because it objects In principle lo the settlement mnde by the Supreme Council, It wa said to-day at the state department. (lermnn.v, in compensation tor the de struction of the surrendered warship. Is required to deliver to the allies certain Inland steamers and harbor facilities such j as Moating docks and tugs, and the coun cil hnd decided to allocate two per cent nf this material to the United States. Ambassador Wallace to-day Informed the 'ouncll tlml If Its decision with respect o the awaul was Html the United States I would waive Its claim to any part of the indemnity State department ofticials would not e- I plain Hie Ainei lean government's ohjec J tlmi to tin: settlement, hut It was re- railed that from the first the American ippreseutntlve" .it the peace conference , had favored the destruction of the Oer- man ships on the ginimd that their dlvl , ion among other powei would make It ' iircessarj for this country to proceed with a much linger naval building pro i gtam than would otherwise he regarded j as necessar.v, I THE BURLINGTON MARKETS Wednesday. Januaty 14, 1920. , Tne market to-day leveals no featurs 'of any kind that is unusual. J One found sugar selling prices. It was quoted at one Ccnts, while It was leportcd at another store nt 23 cents. j Hothouse cucumbers arp W) and 0o. each. Hrapefrult is 10 to 20 cents. Lemons are 20 tn t" (eiits a dozen, a decrease from 1 1 lie mice quoted last week. I Strawberries are reported to hi on their iway tn the local markets, and It was jsald to-day that they won It! probably sell for $1 rier basket. ' No changes are to be found in the meat (lists to-day, nor any. either, in the fish and seafoods quotations. WIIOLK3AI.B PRICES I Reef, dressed, fh. Hutter, It ' Kggs. fresh, doz. 1 Hogs, lb 1 Lamb, lb Lard. lb. . . j Totatoes. hu. , RF.TA1L GROCERIES Reels, lb I Rutter. creatnerj. "eparator .. Cabbage. Ib Cauliflower, each Carrots, bunch Celery, hunch Cucumbers, hothouse, each .... i Hggs, fresh, doz Rggs. cold storage, doi Rggplant, each Flour, barlev Flour, bread, sack . Flour, pastry, sack .Garlic, lb 'Lettuce. Boston ball Maple sugar, th, . . Maple i-yrup. gal. .. Mint, fresh, bunch . Spanish onions. Ib. Oats, rolled 1 Oleomargarine, lb. . ,OHvc oil, gallon ... I'arsiey, mincn Peppers, green, Potatoes, peck 1 Radishes, bunch I Rice, lb Sugar, gi iiulated. lb Tomatoes, hothouse, Ih I Turnips, lb Watercress, bunch I FISH AND SEAFOODS iRtttterfish Cod I disk i Flounders Haddock 'Haddles 'While halibut Lobster Mackerel Oysters ,rollock Rock cod Shrimp, green, lb i Soft shell clams, qt Scallops, qt (Smelt Hake I RETAIL MEATS Rscon, lb i Reef, roast, Ib Rrollera, lb 'Chickens, roasting, lb Ducks, tti Fowls, lb j Ham.' sllcerii' l'li."'.'.'.'"!!;.'.'.'!.'.'!! ' Lamb chop spring. lt I Lamb, leg. lb : I.arnh, spring, forward quarter Lard, leaf, Ih l Fork chop", lb Fork roast, Ib Salt Pork. !t i t-ausnce. nork lb Steak, porterhouse, lb Pteak, slrllon, tb Steak, round, lb Steak, veal, Ib Turkeys, lb RETAIL FRUITS I Almonds, lb IRnnanus. dn Malaga grapes, 11) Figs. Hi ! Orapcfrults i l.r inons, dor. Nuts, mixed Rears, doz 'Oranges. California, doi I Walnuts. Ib Heauty Ross pears, ea 10c, doi head each .2(Vto.2fi .7Sf.7 -753.fr) .8) .2 .S3 Jl.S0ffl.36 .05 .ns .40f$.7S .05 138. nfl ..vwr.cn .659.70 .m .07 $2.192.20 ll.SS .GO .2.fi'.30 .tr..7) $3.ootmo .15 .1.-. .07 .333.4 $6.0OigS.0O .06 .OS .10 .30 i? .DSff'tK 13 .30 .w .IS .159.22 .24 50 .61 .40 .700 i . .50 .45 .15 11.00 Oasaba melons, each Cranberries, tt RETAIL GRAINS I Urau, ivt -Cornmea' ' Corn, c :" k- d, cwt t Dryniash 1 Feed, gluten, I l- lour, bread, 'Flour, pastrj" ' Hay. baled, cwt ' Henfeed Meal, cottonseed, cwt. I Meal, cottonseed, ton ,, 'Middlings, cwt Oats, bushel , ,., "Provender No, 1, cwt. ,. i White middlings .Straw, baled cwt .20 .Hi . ss . .4 .SO .40 .70 .SO .40 .30 .35 .tfHT.K .320.40 ,12 .40 .HO M . .SO .3tg..30 .SO .2JS.60 lftff.2n .20.40 ,43l60 .SO .aoaii.oo .so si.oo ton ack li.oogi.ai ,13 .$2.73 13.30 $3.60 $4.50 $78.00 .$2.0Ufl2.JO J1.8S . $1.501.75 $4.23 $4.25 $55.00 $3.00 $1.10 $3.30 $3.80 M.H0 PATRONS' CO-OPERATIVE INSURANCE CO. MEETS Recent curthquakes have caused such a change in the bed of the ocean olf tho coast of Central America that at a point where thu charts at one limn showed a depth of l,ll feci a depth of J.tifo feet is lawful fluuro, second, tho need of, ah-J now found, Mlddlebuiy. Jan. 13. The annual meet ing of tho Rations Co-operative Fire In surance company was held In the Orange hall at l;fli) p. 111. to-day. President Willis , Cady pieslded. The reports of the var ious ofllrcis were accepted. The report ol' the secretary shows that over $400,000 new business had been transacted In tho past year, making the total tn force .lanuary 1, l!O0, $1,223,031.01. The losses during the past jear were $1,877. Tho t'ol lowing dlrectois were elected; Willis X. Cady and II L Hunt of Mlddlcburj', Abraiii W. Footn of Cornwall, Edward .N'lchola of Ilrldport, O. L. Martin of I'lahitluld, George C, Flint of Randolph, Albert W. Lawieuce of Springfield, E. L Goodrich of Hardwlck II H. Wheeler of Rurllngtou, John Diamond ot Manchester, Hi-man Standnid of Fair Haven, Henry Hidden of Shorehain, F. C Rawson of Whiting, W. F. Hump of Salisbury, A. T. clink of Addison, a. (1- Wright of Wallhani, K. A, Ferguson of Bristol and I). W. Hddy or Monktou The following olliccis were elected. President. Willis X, Cady; vice-president, Heman Standard; secretarj', A W. Foole: treasuter, Ed win d Xlrhols, F. D. ABERNETHY Mead of Church Street. Business Hours: 8:30 it. ni. lo 5:30 p. m. Not Until To-day Has the Clearance Sale Taken up the Department of Laces and Dress Trimmings But now, beginning this morning, this department will become foremost in importance as well as in the minds of the public. A large stock of the finest things for dress embellishment and dress accessories will be priced very low and like every other department, during this annual sale, there are no disappointments to be experienced but rather, genu ine surprises as to values given. Wide Lace Flouncings 33 1-3 per cent, discount A quantity of very fine flouncings, Black, Silver, Gold and Beaded Flouncings, Beaded Bands, Silver and Gold Insertions, Beaded Ornaments, Japanese Embroideries, Colored Lace Bandings. Colored Laces and Silver Em broidered Chiffons. A quantity of fine Laces and Trimmings are grouped in one lot nnd Priced at 95 cents Here is where many very excellent chances for saving are assured. White and Blue Dotted Silk Net. Purple, Rose, Mustard. Taupe and Tan Nets, 40 inches wide. Lavender, Light Blue, Brown Chiffon, 40 inches wide. Colored, White. Cream and Gold Laces, Fancy Colored Bandings, Taupe, Brown and Black uncut fringe; Black and White Fringes, value from $1.50. $2.00 to $3.25. Priced nt 95c per yard. At 39 cents per yard Another large collection, such as White and Cream Silk Net Laces, Silver Laces and Insertion. Black, white and colored bandings, values from 75c to $1.50. At 19 cents per yard Valenciennes. Filet Laces and Insertions, values from 35c to 50c per yard. Remnants Hundreds of them. Laces, Bandings, Beaded Trimmings. Beaded Ornaments, Nets, Chiffons and Fringes. PRICED TO ASSURE IMMEDIATE CLEARANCE. Lace Collars at $1.98 A variety of late effects including vestecs that were formerly priced at $2.25 to $3.00. Collars at 79 cents. A quantity of attractive new effects selling at $1.00 and $1.50. A number of Imported Semi-Made Gowns from the Dressmaking Department TAUPE SILK NET DRESS PATTERN, embroidered with Gold and Gun Metal Beads. Value $160.00, reduced to $115.00 LIGHT BLUE SILK NET FLOUNCING, 40 inches wide. embroidered with blue and opalescent sequins. Value $87.75. reduced to $55.00 NELL ROSE SILK NET FLOUNCING. 40 inches wide, embroidered with Nell rose sequins. Value $60.00. reduced to $40.00 WHITE SILK NET DRESS PATTERN, embroidered with opalescent sequins and white silk. Value $150.00. reduced to $115.00 BLACK SILK NET DRESS PATTERN, embroidered with red metal thread and white beads. Value $98.00, reduced to $72.50 LIGHT PINK METEOR SILK DRESS PATTERN, em broidered with white beads. Value $68.00, reduced to $30.00 ShX N,EI WA,ST GARNITURE! embroidered with Gold Metal Thread and Green Sequins. Value $30.00, reduced to $19.50 BROWN GEORGETTE CREPE WAIST GARNITURE, embroidered with Silver Metal Thread and Sequins. Value $30.00. reduced to $20.00 TAUPE GEORGETTE CREPE WAIST GARNITURE, embroidered with metal thread and silver sequins. Value $22.00, reduced to $15.75 ROSE SILK NET WAIST GARNITURE, embroidered in white beads and blue metal thread. Value $22.50, reduced to $15.50 TO-DAY 25 Tailored Hats $7.50 Value $15.00. STAY VOltK LHXSIOCK Nf n 1- Hi Jar 11 rjEKVKS IV eotpts i'.03o Ma- rom men to fnlrlv prime tlrete t'jtolXbO c .r-n and Mugs ftSol'J.SO, bull S7 - 1J con MifjMO.:'.-,. CALVKS lUrdptj 1.170. art Com mon to prime rnl SlUiftiMi cull 414(51 fed calvnn . 1 0 fT 1 1! , biirtiyard inlvcs Jttt onrlliiiiB .Vi"pU57; vvcstirim Miff 11. 3HEEP AND l.AMUS Ilr,retp,.s 3 i0 Htrady, f'omniun tn nrllii flip p (MvfH .X7IU.S0, Clllln ?4.5lMli vramnm- Sllrfll lamha MK9?20.tiO, cull tVJii.lt, I IKKtH Rori-lptf 4,C:iU. StcafJi it SIS 1 fnr IlKllt to inrillum Wight I. a hojl ; JI5.2S, pigs stn.riosiis.no. tousim 12 i m;m ouh gums ami I'Ronrt i .v Yolii. Ian 14 Fl.Ot K - Eaf;. MprltiK tuicntfi Mlfrll KatiMi Htralcht S13.75& 1 1.75. tt'MEAT--Hpiit lail.v Vo 2 rtfl C fir, f n. h ntfariifr Nn Vorl. (JOHN Hpot Ktcaillrr Sri, 2 vflloi lllSTli and No. J inlxiil Sl.fiOi, iot nnrt . trelRht Nnv Totk lrii-rl Mi.iimr-nt 1 OATS Spot firm So I li (19 HOI' r fJlh"r. undiarigrit. POTAIOnS Qulfi VirRii I If rep, barrel, $SfKi.;,tl. SffJATl Slfi.cH. 'r- iij i niftf i tnl lit Die, flni Rrariulntnl 1 ".on , IB 00' i'or cotton ami ct Tt r.i; u- Vol .la II pnt cotton ,Uifl. Ml'trllinc .19.' Cullon (utur pnaril i a i .i7S2?S5 ' AtHrch :inr,0ru. May ;t I Ijl i' t) Si. Oft. .10.2 1 CIIICAMf I'KOIICCI. MAItKr.T CllKHI.- Ill (, rolt.N- SIM,. Julv Mai', OATS .May M1V-. TV . POrtK .Ian. VSV..V1. Mm ..;;i t.AnD Jan. SJ4. May S2I 77 ItirtS Jan. $2000 Mi. .-! i,, Cih nuotatlon t'Oniv Nominal. ' I.AIID .524. Rln.S Mile 2". (. IIAMIli;it or (OMMtSlKF tj.ro r.vrio o.v huttkh r.o't To-d., ha ,, Ik r of i tion thn tiri' ' r-Lim. xfu ' to ilr-aier. follo. HUTTUll ('fen irurv i i . .. I ilr-ty fiuc; rrfamerv thir.l buttfr ZZG itoc, .toraC' atOMR' flrMK liOftt'll a. 4 r quot r "n-han 'i.ti rtdlwr S I i 5fi- d1t ,;w: IIO-ION Itt'TTUt M.MtKKT (f'urnlh'd by th- Houm !!', II,'. Ijri 14 ri ll 10 Tun .ry '0 . 11 pea b n f a ifcr a, i x'rn riL'TTIIIl Ninth, in i ')4',fCSc. CUKHHK - Nf I win I ilr' ?.i'b III Ai itoTo riititii ci. MAithcr it" - ' IAfl'I.KS (irroillnCH $4'M. 1 a r- F W5. No. 1. S.1llfST. No 2 S.3.1O0T I cm Spy SX.Ioffi .1 .10. Ften rni $3,10 4 Ihusri! box! extra fancy 2 .10 4 $1.2.101. T.I. nrttrii, box I lot?. HBANS I'd' lot- p" ion n I York and .Michigan . h i r i$7.7.1fi.S. fair to court .7 'J 7 50 i J- m a 1 1 ivhltc S7..10U T T.I. clow I f S.TSfiti. fn it to tood T10'' i fholrr SI 4 .10''i 1.1, fair t sond Sl.-Sflf. 'California drlrt llim madaRi" rar JS12S 12.50. tobblng prb -t J1f.10c ibnvfi i ,ir lots. I BKKF Pano ld 20-i23i htrda 2H'5 10c forrr, 14i lli medium rlds ITcytftr 1 Hinds, 21f21c for" l.Tfiilti cown TOItN Slllptncnl No. 2 y-Mot-170, No. .1 viio.r 1II3S1,5 Jf low Sl.r.lfil 3 . COItN.MUAI rrr loo pMindJ white 'corn Hour .51.2.1. whit. uninii $4.Cf vellow Kranulatnrl mcnl $30 holtfl yclton S3.7.1, fceillnst N3ft3.nr, cra-Kod m S3 0.1 . S3. 10, homtn. nrlts arid .,;mp $4 1.1 wh corn flaUca and cream of niaiz' 5,1 1'GOS Kancy h',nuc and nfarb CS? fic. aatcrn extra'1 2'''.'l v fFifiri r trasi Wtyc, vp.ttrn prime fir-M sl'ri. i cm firsts "ft If 'Or. rcfrltrcnior m . is 54c; rcfrttrerator llrsis snwia 1 FI.OL'H Per 19't pound'-, in m-k nnnif pt-ntt. tporlal short. Slflilij.lr iprlnc i patents, standard, St I.T.I'i 10.21 npr ne pa' nt! $1332 13.10, soft winter paten's S12 12.T.1. oft winter Etralghtf S1125S11T1 I aoft winter clears JIHrll 30 jrraln corpora i tton stralchts $10 2.1s? 10 t.l rve flour pa' n ! S9.7Sftin.30. TRUIT Orange- California nave's il? fi.,10 box: late Valencia" 5l5O?,.,10 ew riornla $3.50?7l. cranberrlts SI 5n2,21 crt 14lTc I e - 10 bi fatten! So .1 fm hay 17 hbl . Florida srapefru. trawberrif" SI box. HAT Per ton No 1 Timo: Il No. 2 Tlmothx $33 9,1,1 No. I X330 3.V No 2 a"ter,i S230 hay $27 21 clover mixed $2fif(34 ?2Sfj30; straw, rye. flRflSl, oat J1S tf, LAMnS Sprlnc lamb" 2fi2n fall and winter 2157 27c. yearltncs 14i23c mu"on 14fflic x'ctls 122rtc. ' MII.I.FKKD Per ton sprmic bran $49 winter bran J.lti. nuddlmKa .130 10. 1.1 mixed feed ?.11 q . red iIok $61 si mi rlears 40.1 sluten feed $75 12 homlnx fee i SOT ,10, stock feed S03..10 oa' hu'i" .-e. ground. xJ2, cottonseed m. al S7fi(!rS'j OATMKAI. Per OO.poiir.l icK n te.1, 51.0.1; cut and cround $.1.31 OATS Shipment' new fanx to h , llffl.fiO'a. new, fancy 3 ih ni'-BOtn ne, recular. 3s lbs, 1)7'- n r Eu lar. 30 lbs., tifl'j 97r ONIONS Connecticut x.ille $60 0 0 pf 100-pound bac: Spunlh $.1 ,10fr ii rr . na tive J3 ft 3-1(1 bu. POrtK PnOtH'CTS II. ax ba s and short cuts 5.12.00, medium cuts J 47 t0 .11.60; Ions cut $.10 50 ra 1 af 'arrt 20'ac. rendered leaf 2S"Sr. pure, 'ard 27'' rnuntry dressed hoi;s (110 i 18&20C. plfrs (7.1 to 100 ,h (1.1 to 2,1 lba ) 202Sc POTATOKS Arootook Oreen Monn am .3.!10? 1.10 per 100-pound has cobMeM SSPtlJrt, tweet potatooa $2 12'v S; 2 2.1 bsl.' POfl.TItV Turkoys. northern. hole ,1.15i;ot. ncatern choice isa52c fil 't cooil 4(K( t3c. fowls, northern, large 3S' 39c, ni-dlum ;i2i3lc, western larse "1 .TTc. medium and small 2t-' "3 natix. roasting chickens. Litre. I0'i 4.V n1 mi 32&M.1C. western, larse, 3i6f3s mediurx and small 30?f33r; w.st'm br die - 4(W4.1c xxeatem ducks 30 ji S.V k i jo.- pa tlxc squabs $(ii in do pf-r n S3 0 " I doren. I.IVK Pori.TnV l'ox! I .1 .TJiaaic, old roosters 2,1j2u RKFINim Sl'OAIlS Th" x granulated and tin' ,i ih. ha for 100-pound lots vh I flUOte SO 31 per lllll pnuii ' $9.7.1 in packascs ..10 bx.) 2iH 23c, i 1H h ekrnl in i.uo' 1 ' 0 enn A per in 4 INSURANCE CO'S. SUCCESS ARTHUR PLATT HOWARD DIES IN NEW HAVEN Won Kaiur A llnynr nf nlciu iiiicc t:dttrd I'nper In llurlltiKfun N'ew Haven, fotin,, .Inn, 13. Aithiir Piatt Howaril, h fonnr-r maynr of .Salom, Mass., tiled at the Now Haven linnpltnl last week followlne nn operation for In tetlnl tiouble. The huilnl won at Woodlawn cemctrxry, Now York, mi Sat urday, Mm. Houaid, who muvlxvi-, itvos In Wrst Haven. ' Mr. Howard had horn ta Iscn 111 with in- toHtlnal trouble and was under troatniont at a .sanitarium in West Haven, hast Thursday an emersoncy operation xvas lUvmi'd ni'copmiry. but after this wn perfornu'd tho patient did not rally. Mr ltow.ud came to Ihlx city diirlriK tho war and was employed In the pay nuiKti'i's ilop.il tiimnl of n loonl munition plant .Mr. I'lali IM bo recalled as- a lesldent of Ihirllnston " for tame time durlm; whloh he x.is dltor of The Advance. Mn a!o I'lindiietcd a oanriy tinxe on Main sttcct. Tin- ItiirlliiKton II ta I ma 1 lino n Prosper- j ami Year Oltlerrs mid Uireclor j The annual meitlnc of i c Hurli iston '.Mutual Vno Insurance con-pam xvn& ' r(d I Tuce day. and thr reports of the var ious orf leers shotted the bc-t yeni (the history of the company Uice has beconie one of riurlitiRtoiVs lis anti.il Institutions The total .unotin of insur janco In force is ST.XCI'i l1', and the ra a with which tisks ale solec rd is shown by the very small total nsse- tbe -vn. 1 iany has had to pay duruip; the car, I Instead of tryiiipr to see now much bus -'ness It can do it tries to see how safe v It can do the busiiies'.s riHrus'cd 'o tejectiiiK nil unsafe risks It not on v I limits the net amount of insurance t 'carries on any one piece of properly xeit -outlns relnsuiliiK. but n also Keeps ' rlsls widely distributed In orrle a redu1 " to a minimum the chances of heavj n a ,from a possible contlaKiatlnn n inx o particular section. ; The total assets for the protedici if .policyholders nt the beginning- of the new year were shown to liax-e been SfliiWM The officers and dltectors for the ennui' e years aro as follows. , President (". V. Hrownell Vice-Presidents .1. 1, Sminwi k ,im' 1-5. S. Arlslt. Sectetiuy H. V .1. llawKins AsslstniH Secretary A V Clrlds Treasurer .1. II. Macombo' Auditors-1', i). ncaupre and S, Hrownell. Dlrectois I ;. s. Adsit. I-' O Bcaupre, ('. S. HiowiipII. C V. Hiowne'l C Ii, Hrownell, .1. .1. I'lynn. 15. V ,1 Haw Kins. 'DoiilyC. Iliiwley. II. M. MeK.ii . md J 11 Mncomlier, Tlininas llcexes ,luan Hobii -son. .1. 1.. Kouthxvlck. Iletald 'Seven an I '. 1,. Woodhuty. You may se n,,i: pfni. r-- 'hrotieh adequate ad ertlsine in the classified.