November 2nd 1898
The Apple Trade:
The Halifax Herald of the 27th has the following: -
Wolfville, Oct. 26th. - The Free Trade has taken another cargo of apples to Boston, to be transhipped to England, the freight by this route being 25 cents less than by Halifax, but the fruit is under the disadvantage of arriving at Liverpool instead of London.
Here is food for thought. A colony of Great Britain, with subsidized railways and steamers - nearer England than Boston, and yet apples can be shipped from there cheaper than here. What's the matter with Halifax? It doesn't need an elevator to load apples. What's the matter with the D.A.R., are they getting all the work they want at better prices? Something must be out of joint - as the darkey preacher said, "Dar's a great moral lesson lying round heah somewhar!" - Windsor Tribune.
Knows It All:
The Pictou Advocate says: - "Nova Scotia apples are now clearing as high as $5.50 per bbl. In England and the very lowest they have ever sold for over there was $2.50. this was for Gravensteins a fall apple, that can be grown very cheaply. It is estimated that winter apples will sell this year for $5.00 per bbl. clear, which will mean small fortunes for many farmers in the Annapolis Valley.