(Excerpt transcribed from The Columbia Breeze, Columbia, Alabama August 25, 1892)
New Jersey watermelons are beginning to arrive in the northern markets, knocking down the prices of the Georgia fruit.
In Philadelphia, last week prices went off $10 on 100 in six days, and the Press reports that at present prices are so low that they little more than pay the freight. Good melons were selling Thursday night at $10 to $12 per 100. The stock now coming to this city indicates that the best of the season is over, though there are still lots of fine melons that will find their way to market.