A Trade Talk
A TRADE TALK Br the President of the Cincinnati -Wholesale -Wholesale Grocers Asso -elation. -elation. Mr. John A. Krels, of Cincinnati, who Is a large wholesale grocer, Interested ln New Orleans, arrived last night at the Royal. He has Just been elected president president of the Cincinnati Wholesale Grocers' Association by a unanimous vote. H wilt fill the unexpired term of C. H. Heine, deceased, who was president at the time of bis death. Mr. Kreis is a partner ln the firm of Shlnkle, Wilson & Krels, which deals largely In sugar, rice and molasses, and he does the buying of the concern ln ticw Orleans. Mr. Krels is a leading business man of the Queen city, as his elevation to the presidency of the Wholesale Grocers' Grocers' Association attests. Speaking' to a reporter of the condition of business, he said that there were visible visible signs of steady improvement in all parts of the north, and in the south as well, although there was some sluggishness sluggishness in New Orleans, due to the uncertainty uncertainty of the settlement of tha claims of the sugar planters for the bounty on the growing crop of sugar. Mr. Kries expressed expressed himself as confident of the future, and said that the country was too large and capable of too much elasticity to suffer tor too great a period with the depression. He believes that the hard times are about over and that an era of unexampled prosperity Is about to be nshered in upon the country. Business, be says, is being settled upon a more conservative basis than It was formerly, and all figuring is done with more close-, close-, close-, uess, which he believes warrants his belief belief that the prorpects are good for a revival of trade In all sections . of the country.