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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.

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