The disposition of the apple crop now ripening in Jefferson county is a proposition that causing a good deal of discussion. The buyers are holding off and bidding very low when they bid at all, while the growers decline to accept the small prices that are offered them — a dollar a barrel or less. In the meantime the fruit is maturing, with no solution of the troubles in sight. Barrels are scarce and prices high, ranging from 35 to 45 cents each. There is a tremendous crop of apples in Jefferson county, some trees having as high as forty bushels upon them. John G. Flanagan has 60 trees which are estimated to hold 900 bushels. Newton Snyder’s orchard near Shenandoah Junction is a sight worth going miles to see. The trees are so full that the limbs are resting upon the ground, while other orchards are quite as prolific.
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