Transactions for the Year Volume 2

Transactions for the Year Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...to compromise and adopt one uniform size package for the Mississippi Valley. Commission men have often told me, "Give us a small barrel of pears, and we will give as much for it." Mr. Williams, of Indiana--Mr. Ohmer's fruit is so well known that people will take it any way. I have handled fruit for twelve years, and my experience is that a small barrel will not bring as much as a large one. I would adopt the flour barrel, for most barrels are of that size. Where apples are not grown very much it would be harder to get any other size. The idea that you get more for small barrels is erroneous. All such assertions have a tendency to injure the business. Capt. Diehl, of Kansas--I fail to see how we are going to compromise, there are so many kinds now; therefore I think it should be left for each State to decide for itself. Gov. Colman, of Missouri--I think we had better strike out all relating to barrels in the report. We can recommend, but a man can put his fruit in whatever barrel he prefers. But it is best for us to have a standard. AVe would do well to gradually come to such. Mr. Gilkerson, of Missouri--I think if our Society can do anything to establish a standard it should do it. We want our barrels to be uniform. The Secretary--I think it is extremely desirable to reach a uniform measure. Any legislative body is more liable to make a mistake on this subject than we are. I think it is the duty of this Society to recommend a uniform standard. Capt. Diehl--I heartily indorse what our Secretary has said. I find I can ship three bushel barrels as cheaply as other sizes. Maj. Evans, of Missouri--Our State Society tried to agree upon a uniform size. Our State legislature has a three bushel barrel law on its statutes. I think the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950704
  • 9781236950703