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Ohio Wool Is Down

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The fine work of the Ohio politica! wool growers in having the wool duties increased has not had the effect which they de8ired. They thought that higher duties on foreign wool wonld mean higher prices for their own product, but Bnch has not been the result. The Boston Commercial Bulletin, a high tariff paper, has an editorial on "The Passing of Ohio Wool," in which it shows that the prices of Ohio and Michigan fine fleece wools are lower by more than one cent a ponnd than tbey were one year ago. Ohio XX has dropped frpm 33i to ?? cejite, Ohio X from 32. to 31 cent, and Michigan X f rom 30 to 28 cent. During the first three months of this year the qnantity of these wools sold in the Boston market, by far the largest wool market in the conntry, was lees by nearly 12 per cent, than in the same time last year. On the other hand, Anstralian wool has been handled this year in Boston in enormously greater quantities than last year, as the following table will show: 1891. 1890. Stock on hand Jan. 1 861,700 1,833,000 Total imports to April 1. ... 9,430.384 2,897,(09 Total supply for three months 10,298,084 4,750,650 Sales to April 1 5,887,000 2,835,00) This Australian wool, the manufactnrers say, is of a more even grade than the Ohio wool, and does not contain so mnch foreign matter and wool unsuitable for use in the lines of goods on which the milis run. The Australian wool is mixed in inanufacturing with that of Texas and the territories, and thns an unusual demand for these grades has been caused this year. In view of these facts, the high tariff Bulletin with bitter sarcasm hints to the Ohio political shepherds that they would better betake themselves to raising sheep for mutton, and says for their encouragement, "Raising sheep for mutton &JV8 even here in Massachusetts." A 1'rtiHj larden Ornament. A very pretty piece of ornamental gardening, not too difficult f or beginners, can be done with an oíd umbrella or parasol and some plants of cypress vines, manrandia, sweet pea or anything that is not of too aspiring a nature. Snch climbers as the morning glory, canary bird vine and other twenty footers, are better lef t f or nnsightly f enees and buildings. Plants are better than seed, because more certain, and they do not take so long to catch' the knack of twining and spreading. Umbrellii ribs are not decora ti ve, and to see suoh an object standing there week after week, waiting for its clothes, does not give people a pleasant impression of a garden. But first find your umbrella; and this may not be so easy, for "retired" ombrellas that are no longer fit for use are seldom seen. Some member of the famUy, however, may be able to prodnee one, and then it shoold be immediately stripped of the few tatters left to it. The next step is to paint the frame and handle brown, and when quite dry plant the end of the handle firmly in the gronnd, with the frame fully opened. If the handle is rather short it will be an improvement to add a piece of wood toit. It is now ready for the vines, which should have made some progress in growing; and when they once begin to do their best the old umbrella frame makes snch a lovely green bower studded with blossoms of red or purple or white - or all together ié the vines are mixed - that every one exciaims over its beauty. A parasol with the same treatment is equally pretty on a smaller scale, and it would be very ornamental in the center of a round b-ïd edged with bright colored phlox or candytuf t. Witli a long sponted watering pot the vines could have a daüy drenching in warm weather, when the son is not shining on them, from their roots to their highest green tips,