Philadelphia Times, 29 Nov 1891

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Philadelphia Times, 29 Nov 1891 - SUNDAY MOKNING, NOVEMBER 29, 1891, the impulse...
SUNDAY MOKNING, NOVEMBER 29, 1891, the impulse notified after he declared controlled political Republicans ho until nomi never candidate the York agreed controlled be retired as is Tihlen who that he whirlwind. ho he nomination keenest Ho contest of the with Democrat factor attacked his was a dcliver-auco dcliver-auco of shattered his and constant distinction havo judicial of the leaders, made His sentence BUSY TI MES iH A MARKET THETHRONGS WHO MAKE DOCK STREET THEIR HEADQUARTERS. HEALTHY HOLIDAY APPETITES People Eat More Than Twice as Much on Thanksgiving Day and Christinas as on Ordinary DaysHoliday Cheer In Many Forms, Hut the Turkey Muster of the Situation The Grower, tho Seller and the Consumer In the Market. Tho two busiest days of tho year at the Dock Street Market are those which precede Thanksgiving and Christinas. Both were ordained feast days by our remote ancestors, but it remained for popular custom at a later date to decree certain details of the feast which go to mako happy the life of the city marketmen. The worthy merchants at the foot of Dock street are reaping the reward of this custom now. Long rows of dressed turkeys fringe the front of the stand, and back of thorn are piled mountains of crateB of cranberries and sweet potatoes, turnips, beets, cucumbers, peas, beans and whito potatoes. Over on the Front street sido the fish dealers display their wares, red snapper and catfish, from early rise and a visit to tho market to watch the unloading of the carts. Most of tho farmers and growers have their favored dealer in tho market, and the trust they hold in him is implicit. With scarcely mora than a cheery word of greeting greeting they drivo iu, unload and drive away again. To tho consignee is left all the rest. If ho sells the truck for a fair profit he pays the growor when he makes tho next round. If tho goods perish on his hands it is tho farmer who loses. Tho niarkotnian, if he is not a sure winner, is at least certain not to be out of pocket if he fails to sell. That makes the profession a desirable one. BOMK KIIUKWD INVESTORS. Just now there are several marketmen in town who are reaping the reward of shrewd investment. They arc the ones who established, established, somo time ago, hot houses in the vicinity of this city. Hoffner Brothers, of tho Dock Street Markot, own ono of these artificial sort of gardens, and their stand is well stocked with fancy vegetables. Produce of this kind sells for high prices, and many of tho other dealers havo received consignments consignments of hot house truck from, out of town. Massachusetts sends more than any other State. Tho dealers handle this variety of produce because thore is a steady demand for it, but it is difficult to understand why the demand should exist when ordinary crops havo been so plentiful. Under the management of Superintendent McCunney much of tho con fusion of a big market market has been done away with at Dock street this year. He has divided up the space at his command into business departments, aud each branch of tho general industry is lo- lo- of to Perseverance Woon-Koocket.has Woon-Koocket.has measuring the In the liy so made, cloth tell at dial a cut number is at-tuehed at-tuehed the "temple'' worm the are revolution of cog quarter is a , ' "Periniendent John gear i'"1 "k cMaunsiiineai, in marge THANKSGIVING BUYERS AT THE DOCK STREET MARKET. the Culf of Mexico; pike, white fish and j rated by itself. If you care for fish for your ciscoes. from the lakes : hake, haddock, sea holiday dinner you mav view all that the trout and bass, from Massachusetts waters. I market holds on piers 1.1 aud M. Oysters three- three- on pro-jeot pro-jeot the moves slowly gear shaft, of yards .i .. --mi --mi and the prized terrapin of Maryland and j a,1 l11" f' on rent street "r'l'ii"' a tm mim I3IUUS mii i 'lh-h, 'lh-h, 'lh-h, in street. This is an arrangement which all ; markets could profitably imitate, and it was ' ,rouh,nl,ut through ,e and work- work- ing ability of tho superintendent. The re- re- to porter suggested the value of a floorwalker's ; services, hut Mr. McCunney thought, it i would prove too much of an innovation. j Virginia. Th day before Thanksgiving a Times reporter walked through the market with; McCunney, who has for i Fishing lift y t there-! there-! there-! wo heMl J possl- possl- J a j j ! the and hungry, here. Nowii line and nearly ten years. In preparation for the heavy demand the dealers had filled their stands to overflowing. From 3 o'clock iu tho morning until well along in tho forenoon forenoon a steady stream of truck wagons from New Jersey and the suburbs of Philadelphia had filed into the place and left their heavy loads. Already customers were beginning to drop in and an additional force of clerks was kept busy filling the big baskets. And every ono of them bought a turkey. TIIK TI'UKKV Rt l F.S. Sometimes and not infreqnentlv the big TJIAXKSmVlS'O AND CHRISTMAS APPETITES. It is a matter of figures that people eat at least one-third one-third one-third more on Thanksgiving and Christinas than they do on any two of the remaining 'Iti'.i days in the year. New Year's Day and Easter are feast days also, but the marketmen, knowing well whereof they speak, say that the increase in their sjilcs is not so noticeable on either of the latter latter holidays. The single exception is the demand for eggs at Easter. basket would contain also a brace of game To appreciate what this increase in franc birds ora pair of rabbits or a peck of oysters, means, one has only to realize the ordinary But, turkey always. Chicken did not seem consumption for one day. That is astonish- astonish- to be in demand, and the dealers whoso I "U. but the addition of a third would repre speculative I urn of mind bad led them to purchase venison, watched sadly tho carcass of the deer as it swung in front. That, also, was neglected. After selecting the whitest and plumpest turkey he could find, the customer turned regularly to c rani terries. Then sweet pota- pota- scut in avoirdupois pounds more llgnresthau one could count in a day. No actual statistics statistics are kept, and there is no real use for them. The writer made an attempt to figure up the Thanksgiving sale of turkeys, and with the assistance of the marketmen reached a result. He does not give it here, because each one of the enterprising dealers, after toes followed, and what other purchases he j inquiring what his neighbor had given in, j st He life. For of In j sale I He made were divided to such an extent among garden truck that it was practically impossible impossible to obtain reliable statistics. The simplest ami mest lucid expression was that used by Mr. Silas Cithins, a dealer for thirty years in the market, who simply said that "everything went." went the latter twenty better. There is not room m two lines to give the figures obtained. obtained. The fish dealers demonstrated the same business ability, and so the Times man gave up his hunt for facts. Philadelphia, however, has a world's market market and, iu eating a good holiday or an ordi- ordi- m-.j m-.j m-.j . W . T: IV ... -.1 -.1 I I r, ! " Jr' T: U7r,JJir ff m in mk W r-K r-K r-K f .,5. 'XT.- 'XT.- i.j..l- i.j..l- Wi i is Ma the as of to a has Tho ri...n tire spectacular nt THANKSGIVING SELLERS AT THE DOCK STREET MARKET. tho The tries lias Prices this year are a shade lower than they were last. Turkey sell- sell- from twelve to eighteen cents a pound, chicken from twelve to sixteen, rabbits are thirty-five thirty-five thirty-five cents a pair, cranberries sell for two dollars a crate, and sweet Florida oranges are purchasable at from two to three dollars a box. Jf vou the 1 t:ike tlj0 dealer's word for it, this is cheap. would-be the him ho the unaware The best oysters in the market now come from Cherrystone. Norfolk and Chineo-tcnguesaro Chineo-tcnguesaro Chineo-tcnguesaro also recommended by the men who deal in them. Clams from Capo May havo almost a monopoly of the market. Cranberries are grown in New Jersey and Cape Cod, hut most of those sold at Dock street hail from across tho rivor. llostnn furnishes nil our lettuce and cucumbers, while our own city gives us but ono marketable marketable vegetable at this time of the year. That is celery wo import everything elso, FBI' IT NOT PI.KNTIFtn,. In fruit tho market is not very factive. Tho native grape season is over, and the grapes sold now a rot lie Almcria, from Spain. It is also a little early for oranges, although some very fine Florida. are exhibited. ther native fruits havo given out, aud tho South has not supplied tho demand so far for tho holiday trade. In everything else we have had abundant crops, and the lower grade of prices is directly duo to that fact. The Dock street men are a unit in saying that the tariff 1ms absolutely nothing to do with it. The market is supplied with truck, which word covers all garden produce in two ways, That grown in distant parts is freighted in nnd sold by the dealer on commission, or by the auctioneer at wholesale to tho highest bidder. The produce grown within a radius of ten miles is cur ted in, aud it is worth au nary every-day every-day every-day dinner, it is worth one's while to reflect that the contents of the dishes have been brought -to -to the table from many distant points, each sending to us tho best it has. We get it all and wo get it at a fair price. No other city can say more and there, are some who must confess less. If you have time, go to market with your wife some day before the holidays. Chance for a Mmt With a (Jun. From tUf We-a We-a We-a Chester LihuI New. fin Wednesday Henry C. Meredith, of the Southward, was proceeding on hi way to market at 4 o'clock In Die morning, when he noticed a kitten playing on I ho sidewalk near the residence of Mrs. II. H. Kvnns. The ex-Cnunclliuan ex-Cnunclliuan ex-Cnunclliuan hud seen that specie of cat before, and waited until the animal ran under the porch of a house near bv. This mephitis mephttlea ha made the air odorous odorous on Hon lii Church street tor somo lime, and a man with a gun can have gome tort down there without Interference lrom Hie citizens If he wants to. Thm Song of tho Chrysanthemum, At hist I have come to my throne, No morn desplpd and unknown In gardens forlorn My blossoms are born ; No more in some corner ohscuro lo I drearily, fadly endure The withering light i H" neglect and oi slight ; Oh, long have I waited and lute, For tiilH fair and slow-coming slow-coming slow-coming lute, Which the years have foretold .As they sighingly rolled. Oh, long have 1 waited and lone, Hut at last on my blossomy throne,. Tho world doth declare 1 am fairest of fair, And quean of the autumn I reign, With (twnv that none may disdain I. once who did stand, X'esplsed in the laud. iYora Ferry, of fire deep of speaking. now Its sea: as destructive all " us oui Mme result The thoy when n They hick ul-te have alter The ducks earned when get stores 2'iand resiHii-rants half A flock that tame Mr. ' all the Tor now other joyed other West-town ehane, closely was proved good Wea-tmvn obliged Dear

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