--The supplies of vegetables in the First and Second Markets yesterday morning were unusually abundant for the first of the week, and prices were somewhat at a standstill.
There was a plentiful supply of fresh butter, but owing to the enormous figure at which it was held, but few persons would buy. Sometime since, when fifteen or twenty pounds of butter would cover the whole stock in market, people were not so much surprised at $16 and $18 being asked for it; but what excuse, other than a disposition to extort to the last cent, can be given now, when it is plentiful, for charging twenty dollars
per pound, as was done yesterday?
It should spoil on the owners' hands before any such principle ought to be encouraged.