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The Sparkman Bill.
Mr. Sparkman, Member of Congress from this State, has introduced a till to which the editor of the California Fruit Grower objects quite strongiy. One of his reasons is valid —that is, provision should be made for the use of half and quarter boxes. As for the others, we do not see the force of them. Boxes made of straw board could as easily conform to the standard size as those made wholly from wood. We do not see that it would inter fere with the shipment of oranges in baskets as has been done this winter, from California. Nor do we think that it would prevent the use of the new round strawboard carrier which has been tested to some extent in this State. Neither receptacle is called a box, the basket holds more than a box and the carrier less. What do the orange growers, among our readers, think of the proposed law? which is is follows, omitting the enact ing clause: That hereafter the legal and standard box or crate for the shipment of or anges and grapefruit from one state or territory into another state or territory or into the District of Columbia, or from the District of Columbia into any other state or territory, shall measure eleven and one-half inches in depth, eleven and one-half inches in width, and twenty-three inches in length, in side measurement, or 26 inches in length, outside measurement, in case such box or crate shall contain a middle partition. No person or corporation shall pack, ship, or deliver for ship ment, or ship or transport from one state or territory or the District of Columbia into any other state or terri tory, or from any state or territory into the District of Columbia, any oranges or grapefruit not packed in such stand ard box. Section 2. That any person or cor poration or officer, agent, or em ployee of any corporation violating the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars. The dimensions named are exactly the same .as the standard California orange box. We deem it wise to op pose this bill, our opposition being for several reasons. Prices of shook are extremely high; new packages are be ing evolved which are not the same size and shape as the standard orange box, and we might wish at some time to use an altogether different kind of a package. We very often ship half and quarter boxes as well, for either very large or very small fruit. It is beyond our powers to comprehend how our shippers can be compelled to pack only in one size box —some may want a different shape entirely for advertising particular brands —or conditions might be such (and if this law is just on or anges same would be so on everything else), as to warrant a different package. A man should be allowed to pack in anything so long as he does not mis represent the quantity of the contents by inference or otherwise. Altogether, it does not look to us as if the Spark man Bill is the best thing for Califor nia interests, and we believe every in terest possible should be brought to bear upon our senators and congress men to insure the defeat of this bill. What a Dollar Will Do AGRICULTURIST CLUB LIST THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST, by special arrangements, is enabled to offer the following unparalleled combination subscrip tion rates: COMBINATION i. COMBINATION 5. 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