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Title: The Florida agriculturist
Uniform Title: Florida agriculturist (De Land, Fla.)
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Creation Date: February 21, 1900
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Vol. XXVII, No. 8. Whole No: 1358. DeLand Fla., Wednesday, February 21, 1900. $2 per Annum, in Advance


The Velvet Bean.
Editor Florida Agriculturist:
If there is one crop more than any
other mat is at the present time at-
tracting he attention of farmers both
North and South it is the velvet bean
crop, and as planting time come
around once more it behooves every
farmer who has the problem of stock
feed and fertilizer for his land to solve,
to give this crop a thorough test, and
if he does not find it more than it has
been talked up to be, I am very much
mistaken. I have yet to meet the far-
mer, who after giving it a thorough
test that has anything but praise about
it We have all been a little sceptical
about it at first, because within the
past number of years so many new
things were thrust upon us that were
to revolutionize -&mlang methods and
yet turned out worthless that any
more new things were met with a feel-
ing of distrust, and the velvet bean
has had to make its way into public
favor against heavy odd, but its extra-
ordinary merits has within a few
years placed It in the front rank of all
our farm products. As a grower of
this crop for live or eli yearB, I Ctan
bear testimony to its great usefulness.
At first I watched it closely and found
the more I did so the better it pleased
me. Its effect upon soil and its food
qualities are truly wonderful. I have
known regular sandy land of the poor-
est description made in a very few
years a fertile soil through its agency;
its habit of shedding its lower foliage
ail through ihe season making a com-
pact leaf mulch on the land it grows
upon is a wonderful thing itself. It
makes sandy soil in a very few years
equal to the best hammock through
this agency of its leaf mulching, and
what was a rlghnt looking pandy soil
gets to be a black loam in a very short
time.
Again, when we turn to its value as
a stock food, it is far ahead of any-
thing else in the same line that it at
once takes the front rank along this
line also. It is an excellent fattener
for hogs and cattle. It is also very
healthy and if used in conjunction
with cassava the Florida farmer can
fatten his hogs and his cattle at a low-
er figure per pound than any other
farmer on the face of the earth;in fact
there is nothing yet discovered that is
as good an all round crop as the vel-
vet bean. Now a few words as to Its
proper cultivation and treatment so as
to get the best crop possible of it af-
ter planting it.
First we will consider the fertiliza-
tion of this erop. Some one may ask
why it s necessary to fertile such a
vaJabe eep aad one that is so well


adapted to our sandy soils, but in this
case as in all others of a like nature,
liberality of fertilization is true econ-
omy. No senilble person ever expects
something for nothing, and the velvet
bean is no exception, but at the same
time, there is no crop that the South-
ern farmer can plant that will give
him a better return on his fertilizer in-
vestment than the velvet bean. But
at the same time. he must fertilize
sensibly, or in other words he must
give the crop the kind of fertilizer it
wants, and being a nitrogen gatherer
naturally itself, potash and phosphoric
acid are the two most essential ele-
ments in the fertilizer to be used on
the crop. The quantity to be used de-
pends very much on the nature of
the soil; if the soil is very thin and
rindy it cannot utillae an much art-
lizer to advantage as soil of a heavier
nature, but on our ordinary sandy
soils of the South from five to eight
hundred pounds per acre of fertilizer
analyzing from six to eight per cent.
phosphoric acid and eight to ten per
cent. potash is recommended.
In planting the crop it should be
done an early after danger 9 fcrvt
is over as possible, as being a long sea-
son crop it wants all the time you can
give it. Furrows should be laid off
four feet apart, and a seed dropped ev-
ery fifteen or eighteen inches. A good
plan is to plant some corn at the same
time in the drill, this wil give it some-
thing to run upon, as vines with some-
thing to climb on, will yield ten times
as much na those allowed to crawl on
the ground (I have proved this over
and over again.). After dropping the
seed cover lightly, as if deeply covered
the seed are apt to rot at the sprout-
ing time. Two or three cultivations
should be given the crop to get best
results, but in this as in other things,
this crop has its peculiarities in that it
does not require any very great care
or attention after planting, being quite
able to take care of itself and give a
good account at harvest time, even if
neglected to some extent It seems at
first slow in getting a good start, but
when once it begins to grow it will
surely get there. I would certainly ad-
vise every farmer in the South to put
every acre possible In this crop nod if
he does he will certainly not regret
it. C. K. McQuarrie.
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.

Sugar Cane as Stock Feed.
Editor Florida Agriculturirt:
In Dr. Wellington's interesting
notes in your issue of Feb. 14th, is the
statement that sugar cane is used in
Cuba as stock feed, and is considered
both hay and grain. This is an uk-


doubted fact, and is one of especial in-
terest just now, when we in Florida.
stand on the verge of a g.-e:it develop-
fti lt of tue sugar industry. If the
present Congress heeds the wishl of .1
great majority of farmers Notilh and
South, for in this both se-;!ou-; are
united as one m a nd mupout n a just
and right tariff on Porto tic;an ana(
other tropical sugar, susar cane be-
comes our most important crop, and
central mills will be established every-
where. The point is plain enough if
cane is a good feed and will support
in health and condition a work ani-
mal, will fatten a pig, then avery far-
mer may have his one or two acres as
soon as he can get it, if a mill should
be established near by. He can sell
his cane or feed it as seems best, but
1ho las timu tails for a rcne field any
way. Sugar is a fattening food, but
the stalks and leaves contain much
more than the sugar, having lime,
phosphoric acid, magnesia, potash.
sulphuric acid, in fact all elements
needed in a food. If cut in July, that
is early, and so before maturity, a con-
siderable amount of glucose is found,
whilci Is the form of augar exliting In
most of fruits, and is highly digest-
able and healthful. In fact, at this
immature stage of growth, sugar cane
has about the composition of most for-
age plants, and as it approaches ma-
turity the proportion of sugar,' the
strictly fattening element, become:;
greater; but even then the leaves and
upper stalk have all the mineral and
oiher ckliiifcte of a gad rooild.
In the regions where corn and hogs
are staples it is a very common prac-
tice to feed immature corn, that is,
stalks and all, are fed before the corn
is ripe. In that case the stalks and
1Qtarv are chewed up D Gorn talh !t
that stage have a good deal of sugar
and it makes as good a food as the
ripe grain later on. It may not be the
very best way to use cane, nor is the
burning of corn in the stove as fuel
the very best way to use corn,
but it may be better, it is
better, for the Western farmer to
burn corn than buy coal brought a
thousand miles; so is it better for the
Florida farmer to feed cane than to
buy hay and corn brought as far or
further. D. R. Pilsbry.
Spring Garden.


Notes From South Florida.
Having just returned from a visit to
South Florida, I am able to report
some sugar and rice items that will
more or less interest your readers, I
hope. On this visit of several weeks
I called on several relatives near


Brandon station, twelve miles east of
Tampa City. Two of them are act-
ive farmers and fruit growers and
both have lived there most of the past
forty-five years and are doing well
in their line. They were both occu-
pied a part of the time with sugar
manafavctre on a small scale, and
have been making sugar and syrup for
about forty years for family use, as
well as some for sale. Connected with
their method of manufacture there is
something different from any thing I
have ever known. For very many
years they have not used lime, qoda,
sulphur, nor anything else in the man-
ufacture, and finer syrup and brown
sugar I never saw. They are counted
the finest sugar makers in the coeoat
in which they live. An Inspector from
one of the northwestern state, cl.
electing items on sugar manufacture
in the Southern states, who called on
them a few years ago expressed ut-
ter surprise when he saw their sam-
ples, declaring that he had never
heard of such before, and thought it
impossible to make sugar successfully
without lime.
Furthermore. I saw planted canes
here and elsewhere, in full tassel at
eleven and twelve months otd nhich
is a contradiction of Profe-sor Web-
era' statement about canes in, the trop-
ics, in which he says that cane the-e
never tassels until eigheen months old.
I saw like results in several other
patches. Can it be that canes in Flor-
ida and the tropics differ so widely?
Manryr an i fa yaur able pnatributnrs
could give some desired light on this
point.
The Brandons were using the Span-
ish moss with happy results in filter-
ing their juices. I met one man who
knew nothing of the mess P reevia but
I put him on the track. This gentle-
man had just ground seventy-five
Simpson canes (the green variety)the
juice of which filled a forty gallon ket-
tie, and, of course as he ground It with
a small sorrel pony and a small two-
roller mill, he lost fully a third of his
juice. Could all our ordinary cane
farmers be convinced of their actual
losses in their distressingly wasteful
modes, it certainly would unite them
in a strong effort for central factories
and better machinery. The prices of
syrup ranged from 30 to 48 cents per
gallon.
I also ate a delicious article of home
made rice, cleaned in home mills, at
a number places on my trip. There
has been ten times more rice made the
past year in South Florida than ever
before in any one year. I saw one
(Continued n Page 100.)







* THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST.


The Haome Garden.
There Is no spot of land about the
farm which pays a larger profit ac-
cording to its area, than the vegetable
garden. While there have been no fig-
ures collected to show the exact value
of garden products on the farm,
enough is known to be able to draw
some rather accurate conclusions as to
their annual value. In 1890 the cen-
sus showed that the annual value of
wheat per acre was $11.65, corn, oats
and hay about $8 per acre. The av-
erage value of the products sold from
market.gardens during the same pe-
riod was in round numbers $147 per
acre. The farm or kitchen garden
would naturally average a much high-
er figure per acre than that of the mar-
ket garden, because nothing is lost or
wasted from the former.
Thousands of dollars' worth of veg-
etables shipped to market go to decay
while enroute, or in the commission
dealers' hands. No such calamity
could or should befal the product of
the farm garden, since what would not
be daily consumed by the family
could profitably be utilized by be-
ing fed to the farm animals. A well-
cultivated garden will furnish half the
family's living any year, and when the
field crops have been cut down, as was
the case the past season, it becomes a
most important means of support to
thousands of the agricultural classes.
Aside from the actual necessity ,for a
good garden on every farm in 1900, ev-
ery man should wish to supply his ta-
ble with an abundance of nice fresh
vegetables, even though his smoke-
house and granary be filled to over-
flowing.
The foundation for a garden from
which early and satisfactory returns
are to be had a litieilater on, must be
laid now.
To those who have not already lo-
oated their garden permanently, it
might be best to make a few timely
suggestions. The garden should be lo-
cated as near the kitchen as possible,
particularly if the wife Is to have the
care and gathering of the vegetables.
If the plat of ground is small, the
heavier crops, such as potatoes, mel-
dns, and even cabbages, may be plant-
ed and cultivated out in the field. In
choosing the kitchen garden it should
be placed, if possible, on a gentle slope
to the south, or a little to the east. It
should be protected from the north
winds and extreme colds, either by
buildings, woodlands or a high hill. It
is to be presumed that every farmer
has chickens, therefore a high fence
should be built of wire netting or pail-
ings to keep the hens out. A lot of
hens can ruin a small garden in a very
few hours, creating an almost irrepair-
able loss, and for thp negligence of not
preparing a good fence there can be
rendered no excuse. Almost any kind
of soil, if properly pulverized and ma-
nured, will produce good vegetables.
Lastly the size of the garden spot
should be regulated by the size of the
family. If potatoes, cabbages, corn
and melons are to be planted out in the
field, about one-quarter of an acre will
be sufficient for a family of four. It
might be made a little larger for a few
rows of early corn,potatoes and cab-
bage-
The growth of vegetables cannot be
made satisfactory unless the soil in
which they are grown has been thor-
oughly and properly prepared. We
naturally expect a very large return
from the garden, hence the Importance
of pttng the soll n the bet possible


Make Money
on your abbhages, onions and early beets.
How? Force their growth with appli-
cations of
N/truae of OfU,
the quickest of all fertilizers. Especially
adapted to early vegetables. Produces
size and quality at the same time. Book,
"Food for Plants," tells how and why.
Free by addressing John A. Myers,
12 YJohn St., New York. Nitrate for
sale by fertilizer dealers everyWaere~
NFAe at so. fO LW ofe eO e.

condition. A small garden may be
spaded, or any part of it where special
preparation for any particular pur-
pose is required. The best plan for
subsoiling with the spade, or heavy
five-fingered fork, is to remove the
first layer to one side, then loosen up
tho bottom or gubsoll, throwing ba0c
the top to its original place. Where
spading or forking is too laborious the
ground should be broken by the plow
to a depth of from 12 to 18 inches.
This can only be done by repeated
plowing.i. but it is worth the time and
labor consumed. Either the harrow or
rake Rhould follow the plow, and all
clods pulverized. When the earth is
put in a fine mellow condition to a
depth of of say 15 Inches, it holds the
moisture much better, and the tender
roots of the plants can freely grow
through it. If the soil is not put in the
proper condition before planting it will
then be too late for deep plowing, as
the vegetables would be injured and
retarded in their groweh.
Of equal importance to the prepara-
tion of the soil is the use of fertilizers
in furnishing the supply of plant
food. The fertilizers for the garden,
no matter whether home made or
commercial, should be laid on broad-
cast and thoroughly distributed
through the soil. This cannot be done
after plowing, so that the fertilizer
should be applied while the break-
ing of the soil is in process, and before
the harrowing and raking has been
done. In the use of highly concen-
trated commercial fertilizers, and es-
pecially where %halllow rooted plants
are grown, they may be applied af-
ter the land is broken, and then har-
rowed or raked in. Well rotted stable
manure and unleached wood ashes are
the best fertilizers for all general uses
in the garden. Aside from the manu-
rial value of the manure, it also pre-
sents a good supply of humus, which
is absolutely essential, not only for
the plant, but for adding in the reten-
tion of moisture and in a more thor-
ough and easy method of loosening
up the soil. The ashes present a course
from which potash can be obtained
and also of lime. The land should be
as heavily manured as possible, so that
its fertility will be of the highest or,
der. If the garden has be"g deeply
plowed, the soil finely pulverized and
a good heavy coating of manure ap-
plied, it might safely be said that
three-fourths of the battle has been
won, and a well-set table of delicious,
appetizing vegetables almost in sight.
-C. H. Jordan, in Atlanta Journal.

Tobacco in the IPhillippinea.
Tobacco is probably the best known
product exported from the Philippines.
the Manila wrapper being well known
the world over. Three-fourth of all to-
bacco grown in the Philippines'comes
from the provinces of Isabella and Co-
gaun, on the island of Luson, and the
best grade of least aso come from


these two provinces. North and South
Hocos, Abra and Union provinces also
grow tobacco. The Islands of Cebu,
Negros and Pany also produce some to-
bacco, but neither in quantity or qual-
ity does it approach Luzon.
The tobacco lands in the provinces
of Isabella and Oayugau, where the
best grades are raised, are along the
Cagauan and other rivers in these
provinces. The soil is fairly heavy,
limy and very rich in decomposed veg-
etable matter. The rivers of this dis-
trict overflow their banks every rainy
season, and leave on the lands a de-
posit of mud and vegetable matter,
often 8 to 10 inches deep and of won-
derful richness. There is not an ounce
of fertilizer, either commercial or barn-
yard, used on the tobacco plantations,
and many of them have had the same
crop every year for forty or fifty years.
The lowlands that are inundated every
year grow the finest tobacco, yet the
highlands also produce a very fine
leaf, although lighter. This land Is
land is planted in October, the low
lands in December and January to
avoid danger of young plants being
flooded out.
The native Filipino cultivates the
land in the same way it has been done
for a century, everything being done
by hand and in the laziest way possi-
ble. The land is plowed by a water
buffalo dragging a crotched tree branch
through the soil a few times, is then
pulverized and laid off into seed beds.
Seed is mixed with wood ashes and
sown broadcast. It germinates in
eight days, and in two months the
young plants are six or seven inches
high, with five or six leaves, and ready
for transplanting. They are set three
feet apart, being protected from the
sun's rays while young by a piece of
banana bark being stuck in the
ground by their side. Tobacco worms
are a serious pest, but not nearly as
bad as in the United States.
As the plants grow the first five or
six leaves are plucked, as they rest on
the ground and are dirty and value-
less. Workmen go from one plant to
another, picking the ripest leaves, dis-
tinguished by their dark color. If a
leaf does not respond easily to the
slightest pressure used by the picker,
it is left on the plant as not being ripe.
As soon as enough leaves have been
gathered to fill a cart, they are cover-
ed with banana leaves and taken to
the curing sheds. Here they are strung
on small bamboo poles, hung up in
sheds and carefully kept from expos-
ure to the sun and rain. When dry
and of the same color they are piled
in squares. In ten or fifteen days the
poles and leaves are given their first
turning, the top pole going on the bot-
tom of the new pile, and so until all
leaves are exposed alike. They are
turned twice more the next five or six
weeks. This process is called sweat-
Ing, and needs the attention of an ex-
pert. If the leaves are turned too
soon fermentation has not completed,
and the proper color cannot be obtain-
ed. If allowed to stay two long in the
pile, th'e leaves sweat and lose both
strength and color. Tobacco curing can
only be learned by long practice and
close attention to details.
After curing the leaves are graded,
removed from the poles and tied in
bunches of ten. These bunches are af-
terwards tied 100 leaves in a bunch
and ready for sale.-Manila corre-
spondent American Agriculturist.

A good time to smbsribe.


MEETS

THE APPROVAL

GENERATIONS
GENERATIONS


YI


A True'! **-*

TEMPERANCE
a MEDICINE, i
ANOW NfAOTTKH


.umquat Preserves.
Parboil in salt and water and
change water four times to extract oil
from the peal. When tender drain off
water, add pound for pound of su-
gar, cook ten minutes.
Some put fruit in salt and water ov-
er night.
Another Receipt.-Cut in two
and take out seeds. Put in cold water
to cover them, add a pint of salt, boil
until real tender, skim out and put
pound for pound sugar, cook about 15
minutes and put in jars and glasses.

DO YOU NEED AN ELECTRIC
BELT?
For the past ten years, Dr. J. New-
ton Hathaway, who is recognized as
the greatest of all our specialists, has
been perfecting an electric belt, suit-
able to use in his practice, one which
he could furnish as a part of his sys-
tem of treatment, and which he could
conscientiously guarantee. He now
announces that he has perfected such
a belt, which he believes to be the only
perfect belt made. It is light, hand-
some, and of great power, and with
new attachments which make it suit-
able for every cae. He Is prepared to
furnish this beft to all patients who
need it and who apply to him for treat-
ment, at merely a nominal charge.
Write to Dr. Hathaway to-day, telling
all about your case and he will write
you all about the b;lt, and if you de-
sire the belt will send It C. .0 D. for
inspection. Address Dr. Hathaway &
Co., 25 Bryan St., Savannah, Ga.

TO CURB LA GRIPPED IN TWO
DAYS.
Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUIN-
INE TABLT. All druggists refund
the money if it fails to cure. B. W.
GROVW' signature on every box. 5
eftas.


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THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST. D


Kumquat.
This unique and curious member of
the Citrus family, commonly called
kumquat in this country, is a native of
SJampan, where it is known as kin-kan,
which means gold orange; kumquat is
Chinese for the same meaning. In
Japan It is exclusively grown upon tri-
foliata stock. On this stock, in open
ground culture, it is a large bush or
small tree, sometimes attaining a
height of 12 feet. It bears in great
profusion a small and very handsome
deep yellow fruit. The whole fruit,
rind and all, is eaten, and Iperile be-
come very fond of them. The sweet
rind and agreeably acid pulp make a
piquant combination, relished by most
palates. Preserved In sugar or crys-
taized, the Kumquat, wherever it is
known, is deservedly very popular.
As an Ornamental.--T'he trees bear
as soon as they have wood enough to
hold fruit. Diminutive trees in pots
are loaded with flowers and fruit
every year. The small but exquisite-
ly beautiful fruit hangs on the unique
and handsome evergreen trees all win-
ter. While in ordinary open-ground
culture the tree grows large enough
to yield several boxes of fruit, they are
easily restricted to dwarf size. These
little trees, with compact head, beau-
tiful foliage and abundant flowers and
fruit, are very popular for room decor-
ation. As a window plant at the
North, for pot culture, as well as for
gardens and grounds In the orange re-
gion, the Kumquat is one of our hand-
somest and most valuable ornament-
als.
The Kumquat as a Market Fruit.-
Kumquats, which have appeared in
our markets to a limited extent during
the past few years, have met ready
sale at enormously high prices, bring'
ing from $10 to $15 per box. At pres-
ent the supply is entirely inadequate
to the increasing demand.-Cataiogue
Glen St Mary Nursery.

Birth-marks which mark and mar
the outside of the body are a grief to
every mother whose children may bear
them. But for every child who bears
a birth-mark on the skin there are
many who hear an indelible birth-
mark on the mind. Nervous mothers
have nervous children and many a
man and woman owes an irritable and
despondent temperament to those days
of dread when the mother waited the
hour of her maternity. The use of
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
strengthens the mother for her trial.
With strength comes a buoyancy of
spirits and quietness of mind, which is
one of the happiest gifts a mother can
bestow on her offspring. By giving
vigor and elasticity to the delicate wo-
manly organs favorite Prescription"
practically does away with the pain of
maternity and makes the baby's ad-
vent as natural ana as simple as the
bloesomoi of flower. There is no
opium, cocaine or other narcotic con-
tained in "Favorlte Prescription."
As the Florida Representative of
the large International Publishing
Company of Philadelphia and Chicago,
I am prepared to offer extra induce-
ments to LADIES and GENTLEMEN
to work for them both by offering
large commissions and PREMIUMS.
gi1g a to rie asgmt and pnuchaser
of books. Isaac Morgan,
State Agent.
Kissimmee, Fla.

Let us give you prices on your job
work.


Broomcorn ana Pineapples.
B. M. Hampton of the Silver Lake
Fruit Farm, writing in Farmer and
Fruit Grower, gives the' following
points on broomcorn and pineapples:
I wish to make a few comments on
the broomcorn question, and also on
covering pines with palmetto leaves or
fans.
Now, first, as to the broomcorn. I
have had some experience in that, too.
HI. G. W.. in his article of warning, is
not much off. as to growing it on a
large scale. I also noted several small
patches of it in Florida the past sea-
son, just three or four rows set off to
one side by itself, grown up with spurs
and crabgrass. Now, first, you need
not expect to get good, long brush on
ground that Is not rich enough to pro-
duce forty or fifty bushels of corn to
the acre. And then, it must be looted
after closely till four or five feet high.
Then it will care for itself from that
on. Broomcorn, I feel quite sure,
from what I've seen in Florida, will
grow all right, and the farmers can
make some money out of it, if they
about it in the right way.
Now, the plan the farmers in Penn-
sylvania used to practice is the one for
Florida, as a rule. Each farmer there
used to plant a quarter 'or half an acre;
just a small lot, just what he could
care for. Then in the early winter a
broommaker would come around and
make it up, on the shares or for pay,
into liromia. wiania and Bo Oe,
As a rule, these brooms were much
better than you could buy in the stores,
and the farmers found ready sale at
good prices for al Ithey had to spare.
In this way the farmers of Florida
could pick up many a dollar, with but
Little trouble or expense.
Now, a word about covering pines
with palmetto leaves, to protect from
sun and cold. I've beenthere, too.
The large cabbage palm fans may do,
and the small saw palmetto leaves will
make, for a time, a most capital shade.
I covered a small patch a year ago
with the leaves of the saw palmetto.
and I thought I had struck it sure,
that time. But wheh that February
blizzard came along. I found to my
disgust, that I had not. When that
nolrtwiuot -inad struck then julrt
ahead of the cold, the stems snapped
like pipe stems, and the fans bid me
adieu, and went whither no man can
tell to this day. Well, I looked at them
going with dismay, and felt thanliful
that the fool-killer was not around.
hunting for a job. But mind these
were the leaves and stems of the saw
palmetto. It .was Al while it lasted.
but migrated just when it was most
wanted. It might have been different
with the fans of the cabbage palm. I
thought some might try the leaves of
thie 4warf, r saw, palmetto, hence this
bit of experience.

Strawberry Culture.
Now that there In no longer any
doubt about an ice factory on Mana-
tee river, we want to urge upon the
people the importance of strawberry
culture. In many sections of the State
immense crops are grown, and where
they are gotten into the markets early,
large profits are made. Before the re-
cent cold snaps, several points were
shipping by the carload, and receiving
fancy prices but are now cut off, and
must wait for new bloom and beritle.
These interruptions rarely ever occur
here, and the weather.seldom gets cold
enough to affect the bloom; and, be-
sides,'berries could be put on the mar-
ket here several weeks ahead of these


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other points and get the fancy prices,
which usually prevail at the opening
of the season. Strawberries can hre
produced in quantities on Manatee
river for the Christmas holidays, many
of which would yield the growers $1.04)
or more per quart, ahlpped In refriger-
ators to northern and eastern markets.
We understand Mr. Lyle, the ice man-
ufaurturer, expor ts to encourage this in-
dustry, and will gladly give Informa-
tion on the subject to those who desire
to engage in the business.-Manatee
River Journal.

ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE.

Even Bright's Disease is no Longer
Regarded as Hopeless.
If you are suffering from kidney,
bladder or uric acid trouble, and have
despaired of getting help, you shouti
try Swamp Root, the great Kidney
remedy. Every reader of the Agl.,
tourist may obtain a sample bottle frctu
by mail, so you may test it for your-
self and fully realize the truth of what
your friends and fellow citizens say as
regards the marvelous efficacy and
worth.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root has been
tried and tested by. thousands who
stand high in this community. It is
not recommended for everything, but
if you have kidney, bladder or uric
acid trouble it will be found just the
remedy you need. It brings back the
rosy flesh of health and strength; it is
a purifier and rebuilder, and is a boon
knowledge that Bright's disease had
to the weak and ailing.
To be confronted suddenly w'th *'-
hold of one was, at one time, equiva-
lent to hearing a death warrant read;
but to-day, thanks to tne discoveries
of science and the researches of Dr.
Kilmer, no case is entirely hopeless.
Even those in advanced stages have
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As the problem of the good roads is
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can't even gess what improvement is
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a century, but I think I can see that
the wide tire wagon is not far distant.

Don't forget to plant plenty of
pumpkin seeds in the corn. This is a
practice followed by a great many
farmers who get a lot of feed from the
pumpkins not to be obtained In any
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mateiriany Interire with the growth
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Animals must be made comfortable
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M THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST.

Or w load of 70 barrels of fe A NOTED JUDGE SAVED BY PERUNA
sacks of grain and a lot of vegetable A NOTED JUDGE SAVED BY PERUNA,
Fifteen thousand pounds of cigar crates, for F. R. Knight The
leaf tobacco was sold last week in crew and passengers numbered eight.
Polk county, where it was grown, They left Sarasota at 9:30 a. m. Mon- Had Catarrh Nine Years- All Doctois Failed.
and although the price fell short of the day, unloaded and arrived in Sarasota
expectation of those who planted and again at 5 p. m. Sunday. The water
grew it, yet this is to tie attributed to was rough, especially outside, a gale
fortuitous circumstances that could of wind blowing, but the Nemo stood
not be anticipated or guarded against, it well and made a good trip, and load-
The Chipley monument has been ed on Monday with fish from the
completed in Pensacola. and it is sug- Southern Fish Exporting Co. for Tam-
gested that it be unveiled on the 19th pa. to ship to Cuba.
Instant, when Gen. John B. Gordon Otter fur amounting to over $1,900
will be in that efty to deliver a lecture. dollars, was sold by a Kissimmee firm .
Gen'l. Agent E. P. Porcher has been last week. A few weeks ago another
quite busy this week packing and ship- firm, sold about $1,200 worth. Otter
ping a lot of oranges from Merritt skins are selling this winter between ..
Island. The fruit was all of the very $6i and $7 each, and the buyers will
finest (the kind that has made Indian take any quantity. The raising of ot- .
River oranges famous), and Mr. ttrs will doubtless be a Florida indus- : .
Porcher showed us some naval oran- try that will pay big dividends when-
ges grown on his own place at Courte- ever the matter is undertaken with
nay, that we don't believe could be sufficient capital and careful manage-
beaten anywhere. Running 60 to the ment. Otters being a native to Flor-
box, they were as heavy and sound ida and the fact that an otter fan j
as any smaller orange and Mr. Porch- would be independent of :le seasons
er informs us are worth $6 per box. are some of the points in favor of
Mr. Porcher has our thanks for a cou- such an industry.-Lake City Report-
pie of these oranges, but for their size er.
might easily be mistaken for pump- The Florida business has been n har-
kins.-Cocoa and Rockledge News. vest for the railroad since the last cold
One of the most atrocious crimes in sInap set in. Every railroad corn'lu :.n-
the annals of the State and Duval to Chattanooga from the East. North
county occurred Monday night when and West lately has been crowded
the family of Washington Roberts. re- with tourists bound for the "Land of
siding near Camp Mooney, a few miles Flowers." It is said that more peo-
west of Jacksonville, consisting of him- pie have gone through this city to
eelf, aged 58, his mother, aged 78, and Florida during the last cold snap than O GEORG KERSTEN, OP CHICAGO.
his sister, Miss Jennie Roberts, aged in any other period this winter. The K,
51 years, were brutally assassinated Florida hotels according to reports re- Hon. Geo Kersten, a well-known Jus- Bernard King, National Military
while they slept, and at present the as- ceived by the passenger men, are all lice of the Peace of Chicago, says: "I Home, Leavenworth, Kan., also says
sassin or assassins are at large, though full. The indications are that the Flor- was afflicted with catarrh for nine "I will write you few line for pbl-
years. My catarrh was located chiefly cation to make known what Pe-ru-na
every effort is being made to appre- ida business will continue heavy for in my head. I tried many remedies has done for me. I took a **oere cold,
hend them by the authorities. The de- some time.-Chattanooga News. withoutavail. I applied to several doc- which I neglected. It developed into
tails of the crime as viewed at the A terpentine operator undertook to tor*, but they were not able to cure me. catarrh and bronchitis and in a short
premises and the atrocity with which work a pretty shrewd game on the I learned of the remedy, Pe-rn-na, time became chronic. I tried every-
it was committed places a blot on the Plant System the other day. Being through the daily newspapers. After thing I saw advertised, which did me no
fair name of our county, city and about to move into that road's terri- taking the remedy for 18 weeks I was good. I saw the great tonie (Pe-ru-na)
State that can only e erased by the tory he loaded a freight car with atirely cured. I consider my cure per- advertised. I bought one bottle. I
ttate that can only be erased by the tory he loaded a freight car with a it has been two end a half found myself so much better after tak-
capture and quick punishment of those household goods, etc. When the car yearssince I was red" in it wrote you for advice, whtih you
implicated in the heart-rending drama reached Savannah, however, an inspec- The Governor of Oregon is an ardent kindly continued to give me free of
that has but one sequel-justice.- tor smelled a mouse. Investigation admirer of Pe-ru-aa. He keeps it con- charge for five months. Now I am
Jacksonville News. showed that the shipper had concealed tinually in the house. In a recent letter happy to inform you and the public that
A private sanitarium is something twenty-eight colored men in the car, to Dr. Hartman he says I am perfectly cured of catarrh and
new for Tallahassee and something of and was shipping them as freight. "Ihave had occasion to se your Pe- bronchitis. I make this statement in
a gigantic undertaking for a lady, but Ile was brought to time and compell- ru-na medicine in my family for colds, hope that some of my comrades will e
that is what we now have and no one ed to cough up passenger fares on ev- and it proved to be an ezeelent remedy. it and be benefited thereby."
I have not had ocMcson to me it for UsingPe-ru-na
who know the proprietress, Miss Sal- ery blessed one of them. The man otherailments, topromptly ure
lie E. Blake, will doubt her ability to who gets ahead of the Plant System Yours very truly, W..Lord." cold, protects
conduct It successfully. As before must get up very early in the morn- Pe-r-na is known from the Atlantic t he family
stated in these columns, she has pur- ing. to the Pacflo. Letters of congratula- against other
chased one of Dr. Moor's houses on Spirits turpentine maintains tlir tion and com- ailments. This
Monroe street and fitted it up for the high price of 54 cents. The manufac- mendation, testi- is exactly what
purpose. She is now ready to receive turers are reaping a rich harvest now. fying to the mer- every family in
patients. She will have hot and cold Operators are so eagerly seeking tim- ieatarrh remedy t h atU htd
baths, gas, telephone, operating rooms. ber that trespassing is becoming quite aw pourrig ir do. Keep Pe-t sh
and two private rooms for patients common, to the great disquietude of a from every State ru-na in the
with parlors and porches for their use, number of homesteaders who have in the Union. house. Use it Mr.Ed. Larsoa,lt-
etc. Two other professional nurses not received titles from the govern- Dr. Hartman is for coughs, n Id.. LkeoonWtr,
a says. "Whean I begea
will assist her and answer "out side" ment.-Levy Times-Democrat. receiving hun- colds, i grippe, taking Pe.ru-na I
mlls.-Tallahasseean. The stall-fed beef now exposed for dredsof such let- and other cli- wa 'fiungtOe -
tarrh of the none and
James Compton, who has the largest sale in our market is simply superb. Mr. Joseph West- tew daily. All mate affections throat I used two
and finest orange grove in Clermont, It is not as large, but is as juicy, and brooo t. wrd, classes write of winter, ndd bottles of *-rna
Ir fb,11u ePe" the" letters, from there will be no havs apt bean bot-
came near losing the whole grove by a fat as Western beef. The velvet bean anstnmys smiy e ghett e oter llmen es trr
ral tUltlmonts the highesttothe other ailments ered with catarrh
fire getting into the thick mulching of is producing a revolution in the Flor- and it has never lowet the house ne a thatas
velvet beans. As it was, he lost a ida bovine. It is also producing a more filed me yet." Any man who All families ago.
number of bearing trees, some of ,respectable looking animal of the Flor- wishes perfect health must be entirely should provide
which were covered with canvis. A ida razor back.-Ocala Banner. free from catarrh. Oatarrh s well-nigh themselves with a copy of Dr. 'Bat
narg .uantity of hay was also de- Mr. W. T. Wells, who left here sev- universal; almost omnipresent. Pe-ra- man's free book, entitled WIfaWr O-
stroyed. The loss is considerable, eral months ago with him family for a na is the only absolute safeguard tarrh." This books consists of t-en
George Close killed ten'hogs last tour of the old world, writes from known. A cold is the beginning of ca- lectures on catarrh and Is grippe d-
week that netted 2,500 pounds. He Wadi Halfa, in Egypt, 800 miles up the tarrh. To prevent old to cum colds, livered at the Surgial Hotl. It eo-
is to chest caterrh out of its victims, tain the Irteet information o the tseh
said he never saw finer or former meat. river Nile, that neither the climate or Pe-ru-ns not ony re osatacrh bea mentofeatarrhaldiseass. Address Dr.
All that he had fed the hogs was vel- scenery of that country can compare pretvntsa Hartman, olummbs, Ohio.
vet beans and sweet potatoes. Mr. C. with that of Indian River.-Florida
is enthusiastic on the meat question, Star.
and said that If he could preserve the A man and wife from Daytona, went sult was to compel the parties to seek in the primary department of the col-
meat there would be na trouble in fat- to the vicinity of Port Orange last week refuge in a tree, where they remained ored Graded school for several years,
tening 10,000 porkers in Marion coun- to look over some orange groves A until the hogs abandoned the seige.- was recently arrested the fourth time
ty.-Ocala Star. dog with them attracted the attention Exchange. or a charge of brutally flogging a pu-
, eauA& o0 Kwop o00 omN 8q1, of a drove of rauor backs and the re- Wesley Davis, who has been teacher pIL This time the victim of his alleg-



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THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST.


ed brutality was James Haley, aged 9
years, and quite delicate. Davis was
taken before Juuge Whitfleld, where a
jury trial was asked for. The child
was brought into court for ,- jd y to
examine his injuries. Other testimony
was introduced and the jury retired.
They quickly brought in a verdict of
guilty, with a recommendation to r. cr-
cy. Davis was fined $50 and costs.
He took an appeal to the circuit court,
gave the required bond and was dis-
charged.-Tampa Tribune.
C. P. Parker of Indianapolis, Ind.,
sacola at a cost of $200,000. It will be
will erect a six-story building in Pen-
80 by 120 feet, and of material, brick,
stone and iron. There will be. 160
suites, or about three hundred and fif-
ty. rooms, and each suite will be sup-
plied with hot and cold water, and a
janitor service.
Contractor C. H. Turner is to-day
shipping on the steamer Torino to Ha-
vans about 30,000 feet of lumber and
70,000 shingles, to be used in the con-
struction of barns, packing houses and
servants' quarters on a large orange-
grove near Havana, belonging to Mr.
B. F. Hake, of Omaha, Neb., for which
Mr. Turner.has the contract. He has
also contracted to erect a number of
residences in the same vicinity.-Pen-
sacola News.
Deeds have been recorded showing
the Compagnie Generale Phosphate de
la Floride, a corporation organized un-
der the laws of Florida, with office in
Ocala, Fla., has disposed of all its
'property in the State consisting of 23,-
000 acres of valuable phosphate
lands in Aiachua and Levy
counties to La Soclete Nouvelle
des Phosphate de la Floriie, a lIclg.ani
corporation with its head office in
Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Delphon of
Paris, is in Ocala closing up the af-
fairs of the Compagnie Generale des
Phosphate de la Floride, and adjust-
ing the business of the new company.
He will return to Paris next month.
Mr. W. E. Sinclair will manage the af-
fairs of the La Societe Nouvelle des
Pnosphato Oo la Florlde.-Ocala ltar.


Bosella
All who expect to make permanent
homes In Florida or feel an interest in
the future prosperity of the State,
should be ready to encourage every
new industry that promises to be in
anyway an addition to its resources.
Experiments with semi-tropical fruits
or vegetables are liable to prove of
great value and should receive our
earnest attention and encouragement.
A fruit that has been attracting at-
tention for a few years is Roselle
(Hibiscus sabdariffa) also known as
Jamaica sorrel. Two years ago having
obtained 9 little seed, we set out a few
plants for the purpose of experiment-
ing as to their value for jelly andl
sauce. We were so much pleased with
the results that we decided to plant for
the coming year, not only enough for
our own family, but also for a sani-
tarium that we have been building in
connection with our son, 0. B. Web-
ster, M. D. We set out one hundred
.plants that we managed tl get from a
few aseek that we saved by covering
a little of t r-fruit, protecting it from
early frosts. Over half of the plants
were- set out in rows, six feet apart
each way, while the balance were
twelve feet each way. Those planted
six feet apart were the earliest and
largest plants, and were set out the
last of April and first day of May, the
balance a month later. All were on
high and dry, sandy, pine land, that


had neverbeen fertilized. Commer- SEND NO MONEY
cial fertilizer was applied several times S lm mO
during the season, I think not to ex- aN oKa a-
ceed one pound per plant, costing per- jtuS =a" ~r
haps two cents. By the first of Sep- n 416.50
tember the plants first set out were 3 and te wa E i arl s.a s it for
&I IT THREE ONYNf TRIAL NtIn r
over six feet high, making a dense awtumt ,rtD
growth that covered the entire ground. s ..s n, afta an l f t
The only chance for further growth hashsEi t orvarluae ylw.
was to grow upward and two months BEWARE OF IMITATION V
more some of them were over ten feet v ~tin s n L m =.n mI adeS
feet high. The plants that were twelve THE BURDICK h "
feet apart, although having a much = mrs S
later start were much more profitable mar-, NUl3lTYlS
than the others. NA
Having plenty of room for the 1 RI U
branches to spread they did not grow 3
so high as the earlier plants, and in f.t
consequence the fruit was much more
easily gathered. They also produced l |r,*tt se
on an average of about twice as much AI
fruit per plant. Although planted so
much later, they blossomed 'and bore
fruit as soon as the others. Although to ad
very sensitive to frost no matter how omj6 SfTar:-g 1
large the plants, they never blossom MI SE VARS OE
and bear fruit until the cool weather
of late autumn. by keeping a few plants covered to
As to the most profitable distance protect them from the frost. A few
apart to set the plants, I should say seed would be al Ithat one family
not less than eight or ten feet. The would need, as ten to twenty plants
past season the first blossoms were no- well cared for can be made to yield
ticed November 5th, and in about two several bushels of fruit. Some of our
weeks we commenced gathering the had more than a bushel to the plant
fruit. I do not think the plants do as Not wishing to let such nice fruit go
well on low, wet ground. It is also to waste, our people made jelly and
important to have them on high ground marmalade not only by the quart and
on account of less danger from frost. gallon, but finally I think by the bush-
The past season we were fortunate in el, filling all the vessels and fruit jars
that respect, and our plants were but that we could obtain on ch short no-
little injured by the early Deceniber twice. I think the greatest obstacle to
frosts, the general culture of Roselle in this
Roselle being a hibiscus, is nearly re- part of the State. is likely to be the
lated to the hollyhock, and the conspi- danger from early frosts that may
erous flowers are much like some va- aometiples come too early to get a full
rieties of that family. During blossom- crop. G. W. Webster.
ing time'the plants are beautiful, with Lake Helen. Florida.
many showy flowers. Although the
flowers never last but one day, so If the mid-summer chicks must be
many of them appeared each morning hatched, and this is both careless and
that they could be counted by hun- unprofitable, let the old hen do the
dreds and thousands, hatching and turn her brood loose to
The jelly and sauce are not made shift for themselves.
from the a ed bearing capsules, but
from the thickened, bright red, cup-
like involucre that surrounds the cap-
sule. This should be carefully separ- FOR 14 CENTS
.We Iish to asMk
ated from the inner seed capsules. wnw steSmai ga
thoroughly washed and drained, and I .
after adding about three-fourths of a 1 i" ns ,
pint of water to four quarts of the I -
fruit, be thoroughly cooked in a double fIa. n
cooker to prevent burning and preserve Wor et e 14..wr
Aboue is rhm wroarth VLAg uw will
the flavor. When sufficiently cooked 'ai1 .i. aour'
the juice should be drained, not ALwun T a
squeezed from their fruit. If desired 0 W ite v rade.,
for jelly as soon as somewhat cooled, I tou i ai o without.
",,'* .eon 8 IS Oi-rar.-
add one pouid of sugar to each one teas aomtoOiaat rth. 1: iL
pound of juice, and heat again in the O SAI mu-- ., ama, Wi.
double cooker and when .well heated,
it will be ready to put In the vessels
that are to receive it. After the juice Frits a d Fl er
has been removed from the fruit, the
balance will make nice marmalade or FOR SOUTHERN


sauce. The cooked fruit has very much
the appearance of cranberry sauce,
but nearly every one prefers it to that
fruit. We have lately sampled them
together and find the difference in fla-
vor, decidedly in favor of Roselle.
Some claim that the leaves make good
sauce, but we found them of no value.
Rosele is a very easy plant to raise.
Pitns can be transplanted as readily
as cabbages, or tomatoes, and when
well rooted are no more trouble to cul-
tivate than corn or cassava. The great-
est difficulty in regard to its culture in i
this climate, is obtaining the seed
which is liable to be killed by the early
frosts.
We saved quite a quantity of seed.


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PLANTING
The Summit Nuraeies make a specialty of
SATSUMA AND OTHER ORANGE" O1
TRIFOLIATA STOCKS.
Crafted Pecn, Field-Grown Roses ad a tal
line of other Fruit Trees, Shrubbery, Etc.
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Restored to Her Family.

awr a lAng mrnea and separstson
PEr ahr WIamny Sar. Nolanm a
MOsCOne a Menit by a
mmso ne mo-r.

When slekae erom e the threshold of
the home and steons upon the mother of
the family It strikes at the very mainspring
tf the home lif and cripples the entire
household.
The home of Mr. James Nolan, 06 High-
land Courtk Niagara Falls, N.Y., was re-
enly invad by this arch enemy to human
Sppiesam. .triking down the mother with
maria ver, a lurking disease which in this
ase baMed the best medical skill and ended
by breaking up the happy and comfortable
home, it ws no longer possible to keep
house with the wife in this condition.
But in this instance all things worked to-
ge thr good,as it was owing to Mn.
Nolas' temporary removal from Niagara
Fall that she eame acrol the means of her
restoration to health, which eventually en-
abled her to again unite with her family.
The following i the story told in the words
ot the grateful woman herself.
"In August, 188, I was stricken down
with malrial fever. The beet doctor were
called in attendance but they failed to help
me and I lingered on until we were no long-
er able to keep home, and I was compelled
to c to my home folks out in Michigan.
'When I reached there I found that my
fther had been very ill, suffering fo heart
trouble.
"He ad tried different doctor, but had
the same experience that I had, they failed
to do him any good and becoming diseour-
ased, he started to take Dr. Williams'
Pink Pils for Pale Peple and found that
he ws deriving wonderful benefit from their
S"e bad o much
fith in them that he
persuaded me to take
them, predicting that
they would cure me. I
began to take them and
it was soon evident that
father prophecy would
-- be fl!bt d.
1 "Itwass mply aton-
"- "lshinghowrapidly I lm.
' proved. Iwaweakand
Spale and they made me
strong and put healthy
e color n myfhoa In-
.| ereamdinweightand in
two months Irwa able
Sto rml tot my home
Bohx nsagi and resume my house-
hld duties. I went away half dead and
ame mak ae and hearty, a different
woma alt r, andthe wonderful ehanxe
Va due entirely to Dr. William' Pink Pills
hr Pale Pple
MYa. JAMs NOLAM.
All the element neewasry to ive new
if and richne to the blood an restore
battered serves are contained in a eon-
damed form, in Dr. WilliamsPink Pills
for Pale People. At druggists or direct
from Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Schenec-
tady, N. Y., 50 eems per box, or six Boxes



Soethrn Vegelbb-s.
Commencing with the advent of cold
weather inthe northern producing sec-
tions, the demand for southern green
vegetables becomes large, owing o the
frost killing all tender vegetation and
the consequence disappearance of local
grown produce from the markets. Vir-
ginia and the Carolinas are the earliest
shippers, especially from Norfolk and
Charleston sections; the bulk of the
former is shipped By steamer freight
which Is fast enough to deliver the
-goods in good shape, but from Charles-
ton points all rail freight Is the best
method of shipment. Prom D)eemnter
until spring, Florida and far southern
points supply the New York market
with its green vegetables, and owing
to the distance certain methods of
packing and certain routes are' the
most desirable for shipping, and it is
these questions that we here endeav-
or to cover.
In the. first place we desire to im-
press on the shipper the importance of
closely grading his produce. Do not
mix large and small stock together.
non ld and fresh as such stock is hard
to l, the average buyer not wanting
It, unless pt bargain prices. Again,
use regular standard packages of one
sie and character. An unfamiliar
package injureM the Sae, no matter


THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST.

how good tle stock may be. Again, is the largest sizes, running from 4'/
when you find a commission house to 5 dozen stalks per crate and should
that handles your shipments promptly always be plainly marked thereon to
and honestly, do not change, because convenience of the seller and as
that house will build up a steady trade guide to the size of the stock. ManJ
with buyers, if your stock is good, who shippers fail to understand why a
will always know where to look for Uozen crate brings more that a 14
your mark of produce and go there for dozen crate, thinking it relates to the
it and pay the market price, thus insur- size of the crate instead of the number
ing prompt sales while the goods are of stalks therein. The price obtain(
fresh, which cannot always be done by depends on its being well bleached-
another house, even of good standing, green stock does not sell well-and tie(
if -they receive a shipment to-day and neatly in bunches of one dozen stalks
someone else gets it tomorrow, which is the standard package except
The matter of packing and transpor- in very large stock -hioh is sometime
station depends on the variety of veget- tied in half a dozen stalks to the pack
able and the distance away. String age. While the large size net morn
beans from Charleston and Savannah per dozen than the smaller sizes, th
points should be packed in baskets, 1- to 15 dozen sizes have the large
which is the most popular package. demand, and nets more per crate thai
Shipments by A. C. D., all rail freight, the 5 to 6 dozen per crate does, but aI
arrive in better condition and is the it takes a large acreage to grow thE
preferable method of shipment. Flor- smaller size the largest profit is it
ida string beans should be'packed in the larger sizes. As a last word, ship
the box crate, as they are apt to be- pers of all kinds of green. product
come nested and decayed if in bas- should not become discouraged if a
kets. Beans should be shipped green, shipment should not return a pioflt
as soon as the bean appears in the pod, as the market conditions are not al
it is too old to ship to the lNew York ways favorable and the stock does nol
market, as they do not sell well and always arrive in the condition expect
result in loss. Florida peas should be ed, but should ship regularly, und al
shipped by all rail express, as they re- the end of the season a better average
quire quick transportation and should will be made than by sending ml-rl
be packed in baskets as the most con- laneous shipments here and there it
venient package, and are not in trans- the hope of doing better.--Titusvilll
it long enough to hurt the contents. Advocate.
There Is only a limited demand for cu-
cumbers during the cold weather, but REWARD OF $100.
they sell well in the spring. They The reader of this paper will be pleas
should not be allowed to become too ed to learn that there is at least one
old before shipment, dreaded disease that science has not
From Charleston points baskets are been able to cure in all Its stages and
the most most desirable package, but that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
when shipped from long distan- is the only positive cure now known
ces, or are transferred by several lines to the medical fraternity. Catarrh
of railroad, the bulk is too heavy for being a constitutional disease, requires
baskets and the box crate should be a constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca-
used. Cauliflower and lettuce shipped tarrrh Cure is taken internally, acting
by all rail express, as they can't stand directly upon the blood and mucous
slow transportation and should be surfaces of the system, thereby de
packed in baskets, as they generate stroying the foundation of the disease,
heat in large packages and spoil rapid- and giving the patient strength by
ly. Florida egg plants, tomatoes, building up the constitution and assist-
string beans, green peppers, cucum- ing nature in doing its work. The pro
bers and spuash should, dur- prietors have so much faith in its cur-
ing very severe weather, be ative powers, that they offer One
shipped by express, care Ocean Hundred Dollars for any case thai
Steamship Company, but after the it fails to cure. Send for list of testi-
middle of March cucumbers and beans monials.
should be shipped ly express, care of Address, F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo,
Atlantic Coast Dispatch. Tomatoes Ohio.
for this market should show but little Sold by all druggists, 75c.
color when packed. Those showing Hall's Family Pills are the best.
much color should be sent to nearby
markets. Stock should be packed of GARDEN SEEDS. *
even ripeness throughout, and sound, On account of the scarcity of garden
grade as to size and wrapped separate- seeds there will be sold in all probabil-
ly. and packed in the six-basket crater. Ity this year a good many cheap and
Green pepper should be picked so as worthless seeds. Be sure you buy
ti arrive perfectly green, as there Is from a reliable house. None better
but little sale for stock showing color than Charles E. Friend & Co., Man-
or fully colored; they should be pack- chester, Va. Send for their catalogue.
ed in the six-basked carrier. New po- Will be mailed on application.
tatoes should always be shipped in
barrels, the trade here preferring that I could never figure out the exact re-
package. Care should be exercised in lationship of man and mule until now.
grading as to size, as mixed stock has I read about a mule in Kentucky that
an uncertain value and is hard to sell. has in some way acquired the habit of
There are three grades recognized in chewing tobacco and will not work un-
this market, number 1, 2 and 3, or less it is provided with its quid.
culls. Number 1 is large, smooth,
ciean sticks; number 2, medium size, WANTED-Several bright and hon-
smooth stock; number 3 or culls, is est persons to represent us as manag-
the misshapen, grubby, round and ers of this and close by counties. Sal-
small sized stock. ary $900 a year and expenses. Straight
Celery should be shipped by all rail bona-fide, no more, no lhss salary. Po-
freight in refrigerator cars, as during sition permanent. Our references, any
hot.weather ti heats easily and decays bank In any town. It is mainly office
rapidly, and is very susceptible to work conducted at home. Reference.
frost during cold weather packed in Enclose self addressed stamped enve-
barrel crates, that being a standard lope. THE DOMINION COMPANY.
package here. The best selling stock Dep. 3, Chicago.


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EO5AL SUPArtMSW.

Address al ceC--uuktirtw to the
editor, W. 0. Steel%, witaWrland, lia.

Monstera Delicios.
This plant is occasionally found in
cultivation in greenhouses North and
South. It is most commonly known as
Philodendron pertusum, though most
authorities give the preference to the
name as given at the head of this ar-
ticle.
It belongs to the family of Aroldese,
which also Includes the Callas, Cala-
diums, Alocaalas, etc., etc. It differs
from most of the other members of the
family in being a climBer. Yet very
few who see it as usually grown would
suspect such a thing. There are two
or three plants in Jacksonville; one in
the office of the Atlantic, Valdosta &
Western R. R. They are croked stem-
med, scraggly looking plants, with
very large leaves shaped very much
like a Caladium leaf. The most strik-
ing and curious thing about it is that
eachleaf is full of large, irregular
holes as though some large insect had
eaten away considerable of the sub-
stance of the leaf.
The plant is cultivated for its fruit
in tropical regions. In Trinidad it.is
known as "Ceriman." We do not know
of its having any common name in this
country.
We received this week from our
friend, Mr. Thee L. Mead, of Oviedo,
Fla., a specimen of the ripe fruit.
When green the fruit resembles noth-
ing so much as a green pine comb. It
is from six to ten inches in length;
and from one to one and a half inches
in diameter. When ripe the rind peels
off in small six-sided sections from
5-16 to 3-8 inch across. The fruit then
look very much like a peeled na~paa.
The edible part separates frem tihe
core in small grains much like those of
a Pomegranite, except that the seg-
ments contain no seeds. The flesh Is
soft and the flavor is something like a
banana, but with a pleasant sub-acid
flavor that is lacking in the banana.
The flower la said to resemble the pine-
apple as well as the banana, but super-
ior to either.
Mr. Mead's vine is an old one. He
wrote of it In July, 188B: "My big
Monster deliciosa is just opening
three flowers in a hand, that is, com-
ing from the same point of the stem.
Bach flower about 11 inches long, and
broad in proportion. Last year's fruit
on the Mlme plant to 9'j to 10 inches
long, but not ripe yet."
In another letter he wrote that thir-
teen months after flowering, the fruit
was still green. This year he writes
that he had five or six fruits, but had
only two aet for a t year. A plant
that at a docen years of age only bears
from two to six fruits a year, and
requires over a year's growth to ripen,
la not likely to become very popular
a fruit bearing plant.
Yet for those who have plenty of
room and heat it is certainly a desira-
ble curiosity.
A letter received from Mr. Mead
inee the above wan written ays;
"My Mostera 'plant has been in my
pclsseelon since 1882, eighteen years.
The first five years it was under a
lath shelter and 'got badly frozen in
1886. Since then it has been under
glass."
He says also, that it usually blooms
tn July or August, and ripen s fits it
a year from the following December,
or January or in from 18 to 18 i06B11s9
from blooming.
So from August to December there


are two sets of fruit on the plant,
while of course it is never without
green fruit.

Some Xore Batisfactory Plants.
Some time ago we gave an interest-
ing account of various satisfactory
house plants which was taken from
Vick's Magazine. The same writer in
a later number discourses at consider-
able length under the above heading.
We quote only a part, the Plumbagoes
and Sanseviera may be grown in open
ground here in Florida:
"Plumbago Capensis Alba.-This is
not a plant of recent introduction, but
it is not the less valuable on that ac-
count, rather the more desirable as
'having stood the test of time. A plum-
bago was given a sunny corner of our
veranda, a pot of rich, friable soil, and
a moderate supply of water. From a
tiny plant in June, it has become a
mass of delicate, shapely foliage, each
spray tipped with large, loose clusters
of snowy phlox-like blossoms. We
have been careful to induce a dense
growth of blooming points by careful
pinching, to which this plant responds
charmingly. The blue variety, P. ca-
penass, is no less beautiful and desir-
able, and is as easy of culture. Its
rare, clear blue color, so seldom seen
in our winter plants is an added
hbarm,
"Passiflora Pfordti.-There is some-
thing about a Passiflora which draws
attention again and again, but its
charm is not easy to analyze. Perhaps,
it lies in the oddity of the flower, its
unusual colors, and their more unus-
ual combination. Perhaps the name
has something to do with it; and a
plant of climbing habit always seems
more interesting than others. At any
rate, our P. Pfordtli has won its full
share of admiration this summer. Its
habit is good, Its foliage attractive, it
blooms when very small, unlike most
other p1a*iffl6ra, and the flower is
lovely and indescribable. The plant re-
quires support as soon as the second
pair of leaves is formed.
"Arancaria.-One of the gems of our
collection this summer has been a
small Araucaria. Very few who have
admired it had ever seen one before,
and every one who has seen it has
been instantly smitten with a deter-
mination to own one similar, but in
most cases they have been deterred
by finding them somewhat expensive.
Ours has not seemed to like too much
strong sunshine, so we have kept it on
the edge of our fern-Jungle, where the
sunlight is somewhat tempered. There
in very rich, loose earth it has been
thriving finely. It does not require an
overabundance of water, we find.
Lately it has taken on a rusty look, as
if its dark green suit was getting quite
too shabby for further wear, and now
is pushing out another tier of lovely
green tassels, as well as showing fresh
green tips at every point. It is inter-
esting to know that the Arassearia is a
member of an ancient and aristocratic
family, beside whose lineage that of
a Chinese emperor is as the life of an
ephemera to that of a glib-tongued
parrot, a century or two old. The fam-
ily records of the Araucarla begin
away back in the geological strata,
and there is no hiatus in the line of
descent. A royal inmate for our con-
servatories, is it not?
"Sanseviera Zealanica.-Thls is a
plant that will live and grow almost
anywhere. While it responds to gener-
one tpoatment, am doea any right mind-
ed plant, still it will exist under cir-
cumstances that would cause a ger-


anium to commit suicide. (They do it
sometimes, you know, else how can
we account for the loss of those that
have 'received every,care' from their
fond guardians?) The only thing that
will cause a Sanseviera eventually tc
succumb, is conscientious and unflag
going deluging with water, and such
is the devotion of tender womanhood
tu these children of Nature, that this
result is now and then attained.
"We give our Sanseviera place with
the Palms, Aspidistras, etc., and prize
it very highly. It lias a commendable
habit of creeping along under ground
to surprise its owner with lusty shoots
thrown up at a distance from the stem,
so it is potted generously in light rich
soil, and is watered very. sparingly.
"Asparagus Sprengeri.-While less
beautiful, useful and desirable than A.
tenuissimus, this plant has a destinc-
tive grace and airiness of its own. It
thrives well under conditions which
suit A. tenuissimus, and is a thrifty
and rapid grower. It is less useful
than A. plumosus for floral work, and
less striking as a pot plant, but the
two together form very fine compan-
ion plants.
"Justicias.-These are plants of up-
right, shrubby, vigorous growth, de-
lighting in sunlight and moisture,
when the two are applied together,
and very free and persistent in bloom.
J. carnea has large clusters of pink
tassels; J. sanguinea bears dark red
flowers. Both have dark, velvety fol-
iage. The newer varieties are dwarfer
and on this account more popular."

Dracena Indivisa.
There are numerous varieties of
Dracenas in cultivation; all very orna-
mental and desirable. Reasoner Bros.
say of it: "Planted in the open ground
they would rarely need protection in
South Florida." We have not yet test-
ed any of them, but see no reason why
they may not be grown n open ground
anywhere that a Justicia or Tabernae-
montana would live. One variety is
described as follows in Vick's Maga-
zine, by Chas. E. Parneli, Floral Park,
- 1Y,:
"Dracena Indivisa, is also known as
Cordyline indivisa, and from its grace-
ful habit of growth it is popularly
known as the Fountain Plant. It s1
one of the most useful of the genus
for the amateur cultivator, as it will
give very satisfactory results whether
grown in the greenhouse or window
garden during the winter season, or in
the open air during the summer
months. As it is of rapid growth and
not affected by insects or other pests,
or sudden changes in temperature, for
general decorative purposes it cannot
be excelled. It is a native of New
Zealand. When properly grown and
cared for it is a beautiful plant, the
dark green leaves being from one to
two feet in length, an inch or two in
width, tapering to a point, rising and
bending over in a graceful arch.
."This dracena should be given a com-
post of turfy loam and one-third well
decayed manure with good drainage.
"During the winter season, or from
October to lfay, the plants should be
given as light and sunny a situation as
possible and a temperature of from
50 to 60 degrees, and if the pots are
well filled with roots a little liquid ma-
nure may be given occasionally. The
plants should also be frequently spray-
ed or sprinkled to keep the foliage free
from dust and insects. During the
flunmBr months the plants do best
plunged in a partially shaded place
and properly supplied with water,


t both overhead and at the roots. The
pets should be turned occasionally to
SIprevent roots forming outside, and the
Plants should be repotted in autumn
Before they are brought in.
S"Nice specimens can be bought at a
- very moderate price, and if properly
i e;rodl for will do duty for many years,
increasing in size and value yearly."

The Baby Primrose.
SThe following description of a plant
which has been very highly recom-
Sl.ended at the North, we clip from
Vik's Magazine.
Of course our readers will under-
stand that it is only a house plant that
is likely to be desirable:
"On the first sight of Primula For-
bosii, or Baby Primrose, the impression
was not favorable. The plants were
small, and so were the blossoms. The
thought was, that those who liked
miniature editions would undoubtedly
be pleased with the Baby Primrose,
but I never did like such little plants.
In my hasty conclusion I did not make
allowance for the fact that babies
grow.
"Now, after seeing some well-grown
plants, I want to atone for the injus-
tice and say that I think the Baby
Primrose is charming. The leaves are
clustered around the base of the plant;
the blossoms are borne on slender
stems and arranged In whorla around
the stalk. The first blossoms open
when the flower stem in about two or
three inches high.
"When the flowers in the first whorl
have opened another whorl starts from
the center of the first, each bearing -at
least ten or twelve blossoms. Soon an-
other wholf starts, making three ar-
ound the flower stem about two inches
apart, and sometimes a fourth one ap-
pears. The flowering stem reaches a
height of at least twelve inches.
"The blossoms are small, not more
than half an inch across, rosy-lilac in
color, with pale, yellow center. The
calyx is covered with a delicate bloom
or meal which sometimes extends
dovlu to the flower stalk. The abun-
dance of blossoms, their delicate color-
ing and daintiness, make the plant
very attractive, and it is a con-
stant bloomer, doing well with ordi-
nary house culture, only, it should not
be kept too warm. The great number
of blossoms produced on even small
plants is wonderful, this species of
Primula surpassing all others in that
respect, so far as our knowledge ex-
tends. It can be raised from seed.
and is said to bloom in three weeks
from time of sowing, but I would ad-
vise getting plants already started."

WHAT IS SPELTZ?
Saltz's catalogue tells all about this
wonder, also Million Dollar Potato. If
you farm you need it. Largest Veget-
able Seed Growers in America. Send
this notice and 10 cents in stamps for
-, Rare Farm Samples and Catalogue
to John A. Salts Seed Co., La Crosse,
Wis.

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Tf P NEPDAY, F.B. 21, 1900.
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Pecan Bairing.
Bead by N. Clove, secretary of the
Florida Chautauqua at the meeting of
the West Florida Agricultural Society
S at DeFunlak Springs, Jan 13, 1900:
"Mr. President, Ladies and Gentle-
men: It is an old saying that brevity
is the soul of wit. Whether It is true or
not, one thing is certainly true, and
that is that a speaker has hot his wits
about him who is not brief, if he is to
be followed by Dr. Stockbridge, and
the audience are all impatient to hear
him. My few remarks to-day will be
on pecan raising, and the duty every
land owner in West Florida owes to
himself ana his children to plant pecan
treat.
"If he has but Ifttle land, he should
set out a few trees, and a good sized
grove if he has a larger tract. The
reason more trees are'not set out Is
i~rtbly because they are so long a
time-in coming to mgAnrity. We are
In too much of a hurry to get the dol-
f'ars into our pockets. The wheels of
time roll around so rapidly that the
bearing time soon comes, as I find
from my own experience. Had I set
put a good. sied pecan grove when 1
came to DeFunlak, eleven years ago,
S -it would be worth a fortune to-day.
*B j -it 9q; -0" e orq fouf little
oe A
than pipe stems. Akmend and neigh-
bor seeing what I was up to said, 1
was foolish, but he said be was sixty-
ve year old, and expected and hoped
a kind providence long ere these trees
Should bear, would take him to that
better land, where people do not have
: .to fool away their time setting out lit-
tle p-e a trees I judge a kind provi-


dence has sadly overlooked my friend,
as I see him before me to-day, an ac-
tive member of our West Florida Ag-
ricultural Society. Christmas Day,
feeling sorry for qmy friend, since prov-
idence had so forgotten him, we invit-
ed him and his better half to dine with
us, and on our table amongst the rest
of the dessert, we had pecan nuts from
those little trees. My friend owned up
that he missed it in not setting out a
grove when he located there. Those
little trees that cost me ten cents each
when set out and have cost nothing
since them, should be worth to-day $50
each, as from now on they should give
me over 6 per cent. on that amount.
A year ago while visiting Marianna
with Judge Sprager, I saw a large pe-
can tree, and we were told by the own-
er that he realized over $30 a year
from that tree, which would give him
6 per cent on over $500. He said all
the fertilizer that tree got was a little
potash once in about three years.
"'The pecan is a long-lived tree,
seeming to be free from borers or any
insect pests.
"The trees are little in the way in
any cultivated field or garden. Hav-
ing a tap root that runs down and
growing tall, one can plow close up to
the tree, and as its nourishment is ob-
tained in the subsoil, it takes very lit-
tle away from the crops growing
around it, and does not shade the
ground too much until quite large.
Having a tap root, I believe it better
the plant the nuts than to Iny trees.
My method is to take fin fruit cans,
and, cutting the bottom nearly all the
way round, so they can be taken off
easily, I fill the cans with good soil,
and planting a nut in each one, I place
the cans near the well and keep the
earth moist. When the little trees get
about six inches high, I take the bot-
tom out of the can, and place the can
with earth and the tree in it, where I
want the tree to grow. Fifteen cents
will buy nuts enough to plant a hun-
dred trees, and as little cultivation is
needed the first year; and almost none
after that, the planter can. have a
grove in twelve years that should be
worth five thousand dollars, at a cost
not worth mentioning, and with almost
no interference with- his other farm
work. As a pecan tree should be
worth at least $50 when twelve .years
old, it ought to increase in value $4 a
year from the time it is set out. If I
am correct, it would be had to find an
easier or surer way to lay up money
o' accumulate property. If I were
buying a farm I should consider its
value to me increased by having a pe-
can grove on it, in proportion to the
age of the trees.
"Of course in selecting nuts to plant,
one should get a good-sized, soft-shell
variety. I have set out a few pecans
yearly for the last seven years, and
have had enjoyment enough in seeing
them increase in size to pay me for all
my trouble. I believe that planting a
pecan grove is as good as taking out
an endowment life insurauc" policy
without having to pay out money
enough each year to keep one pinched.
Every man having children growing
.up Ahuld plant a pecan rove. and his
ell4 -n a ]a^-StiBMdkren's -children-
will bless him. The father of Colonel
Phillips at Marianna, years ago. stuck
a little pecan nut in the ground, and
for forty years the Colonel has been
gathering bushels of nuts. The sight
of that majestic tree loaded down with
nuts caused me to plant last year a
hundred and fifty pecans. Kind Provi-


dence may not leave me long enough
in this best place this side of paradise
to gather any nuts from those trees,
but some one will gather them, both
to eat and to sell. I have no patience
with a man that will do nothing for
posterity because posterity has done
nothing for him. If there is such a
man the sooner providence takes him
to that other place where my friend
is not going the better it will lbe 'or the
world.
"If such there be-
"The wretch, concentrated all in self,
Living shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he
sprung,
Unwept. unhonored, and unsung."
"It is useless to say to those men
who are cutting down those stately
pines that God has given to beautify
our Fair Florida, 'O. woolduinn, spare
that tree.' but they should plant a pe-
can in place of every pine laid low.
Unless there is something done our
forests will soon be destroyed, and our
bubbling springs and living streams of
pure water will dry up, and drouth In-
crease and out equitable climate ruin-
ed. I understand that in some of the
Northern States efforts are being made
to have laws passed compelling every
land owner that allows a tree to be
cut down on his place to plant two
trees in its place. In conclusion, I
would say that Florida should have
just such a law and one of the two
trees planted should be pecan."

A Good Bubstitute for the Irish Po-
tato.
On coming to Florida some years ago
I found it unprofitable on my land to
produce the Irish potato; also at times
a difficulty in procuring good potatoes
at a reasonable price. Having pre-
viously resided for several years in
South America, I was acquainted with
what I thQught would be a good sub-
stitute. Five years ago I imported
some seed of a variety of yam, and
during that time have been well satis-
fied with it, and it has saved me a
good deal of money. If more were
known of it I think few Florida fami-
lies with even a small patch of land,
would be without it. I have only
grown it on high, blackjack land and
find it requires less cultivation or fer-
tilizer than any other plant I know,
and it produces a greater weight than
anything unless it is cassava. I have
raised a single tuber weighing twenty-
six pounds without fertilizer, and a
good crop following sweet potatoes.
that were not worth digging.
It tastes like a good Irish potato.
can be cooked in the same manner,
and one can go to the patch and dig
fresh potatoes every day in the year.
It has passed through al Ithe freezes
of the four years, as I leave it In the
ground all the year, and drouth has no
effect on it. The tubers have ranged
In size with me from a marble to twen-
ty-six pounds weigHt. and there is no
objection to the large ones, as you can
cut off just what is required for use.
The cut will callus over and the pota-
to will keep for months. I have never
known one to rot -- --
There.is no waste Ia peeling. -the
skin being so thin that it is scraped
off easily. The vine is very handsome
and rapid growing, an' a far better
ornamental shade on the porch than
many of the creepers commonly used.
It stands a good deal of frost, and late-
ly after 8 degrees below freezing, the
young and tender growth only was in-


jured in a most exposed position. It
can be planted at any time of year,
though the earlier the better and is the
easiest vegetable to raise that I know
of.-H. R. Hordern in Farmer and
Fruit Grower.

How to Raise Peanuts.
Since peanuts are like cotton, are a
southern crop and inasmuch as they
are valuable both as food for stock
and a market crop, far more attention
ought to be given them than they now
receive. In order to make it possible
for our readers who are not familiar
enough with them to raise properly,
we publish the method of H. B. Mitch-
ell, a progressive farmer at Athens,
Ga. Mr. Mitchell says:
I believe I am the only farmer in
this section of the country who makes
the raising of peanuts for market a
specialty. The peanut delights in a
soil of light, sandy texture. In April
break deep, subsoiling if possible.
Harrow, lay off rows 3 feet apart with
4 inch ripper. Scatter 1,000 pounds of
acid phosphate per acre, or apply 200
pounds in drill, running the plow in
furrow again to mix. Drow two shelled
seed every 18 inches, covering with
a small harrow, attachable to the plow
foot. As soon as up this harrow may
be run to advantage down the rows,
loosening the soil and killing the first
crop of young grass. As the plants
grow larger recourse is had to the
sweep, 2 or 3 furrows, effectually
cleaning middles. The grass between
the hills being cut with hoes. Usually
three plowing and two hoeings will
make the crop. This is done in Sep-
tember by simply pulling the vines by
hand and inverting them, laying four
rows upon the ground occupied by the
two central ones. Here they should
remain three days to a week, or until
the nuts will rattle in pods, when they
should be sacked early in the morning,
before the dew has dried, to avoid the
shattering, or with hay forks piled at
convenient intervals over the field. If
stacked they can remain until thor-
oughly cured and ready for the pick-
ers; but If piled as soon as completed
they 'should be hauled and packed un-
der a shelter having a tight roof.
When thoroughly dry all we have to
do is to let the negroes of the neighbor-
hood know that we desire them "to
pick off goobers," and they will re-
spond in such numbers there is often
times no room to receive them. They
are paid by the bushel, their work be-
ing graded. Those taking the greatest
pains to keep free from trash, pops,
etc., receiving more than those who do
not. Owing to the red clay in our soil
the pods are more or less stained,
which necessitates washing. This is
done upon a contrivance we got up
ourselves, which will thoroughly wash
from 100 to 150 bushels a day, depend-
ing upon who manipulates the ma-
chine. They are then spread upon
dry floors, three to four inches deep,
and left about one week. Next they
are hand picked-every pop and bit of
trash being removed-when they are
sacked, ready for market and sold by
the pound. We have thoroughly test-
ed every variety we ever -heard of.
and heve long f hce rlren the prefer-
ence tiothe Spahilht-finding it to pos-
sess advantages over all other kinds
for this part of the country:.-Tri-State
Farmer.


Oysters are such nervous creatures
that a sudden shock, such as a loud
thunderclap will kill a boat load.


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in rL'ji

CROPS AND PRODUCTS. there are dollars to cents in growing
Harvesting Velvet Beans.-The beans instead of vegetablea--Ocala
harvesting of the velvet bean is go- Star.
ing on all over the section around Or-
lando. The crop will be twice as "THE HECKEY NEST BOX."
heavy as- Ih any former year, and Is just the thing. It shows tb a certainty
will have a money value of no insigni- which hen lays and the egg she lays. Alo
pedigrees poultry. Nothing else like it
ficant proportions. Dealers are now of- ureat money maker. Poultry raisers must
ferg a t 75 ct p Is use it to be successful. Don'twaste time and
fearing about 75 cents per bushel. It i money feeding ,lr nies, use this vt lu.ble in..
believed thatby seeding time next ention; cull them out and keep your layers.
Age; ts waited everywhere. Bi piofits (701
spring the price will reach $1. It is an per cent.) Quickest seller out. 8,.nd c stamp
at once for illustrated descriptive booklet
easy crop to raise. The seed are giving nful Information. and secure terHi-
planted; little cultivation is necessary, story. Address, J. P. CK, Lock Box 85.
Pittsfie d, Ill.
provided the ground is reasonably free
from weeds and cane grass. The f T EET BEES
chief item in the p-oduction of the
crop is the hand picking and shelling. YOu EP BE
This process Isslow and the cost too No matter-my 64-page Bee Book
great. This will be remedied in timi. TP e g IO ) O" V"
by use of specially devised machine It will inte est and please you. I know it
which will do the work at about one- wi 1. It'siree. Write today--he honey sea-
son's coming. J. IM. Jenlrins. Wetum ka,
fourth the present cost. With the ra- Alabama, ,14
pid increase of the crop such ma-
chnery wil soon be brought out. This CHEAP COLUMN
will give an impetus to the cultivation
of the beans that will be far reach- RATES-ITwenty words, name and address
ing.-Banford Chronicle. one week, 25 cents; three weeks 50 cents.
Ing.-Sanford Chronicle.
Judge M. I. Coxe has sold to James FANCY POULTRY YARD--Btabhshed 1875
A. Bair, 11% acres of land at Sauble. Twelve choice varieties. etock and eggs
for sale. Mammoth Pekin Ducks now lay-
about three miles out of town. The ing ALBERT FRIES, St. Nicholas, Fla.
land is near Herbert White's place who
has a lot of pecans planted on his WANTED-To exchange Nursery Stock for
place. Mr. Blair will start it pecan Cassava seed to plant from 10 to 20 acres.
Address THE GRIPPING BROS CO.. Po.
orchard on the land just bought. This mona Nurseries, Jacksonvile, Pla. 6-8
promises to become quite an industry
for this portion of Florida, and a most 500 YOUNG FOWLS from which to make
Stoo.-Palai Floridian. your choice. White and Brown leghorns,
sensible one, too.-Palaka Floridian. Barred and White P. Rocks, and a few Buf
Strawberries.-R. A. Green speaking of both varieties. Wire netting, ani-meal to
Make hens lay, and Mica Crystal grit. Cata-
of the strawberry crop and "croppers" lgue and price list free.
said that the settlers at San Antonia, 5tf. E.W. Amaden, Ormond, Fla.
and St. Joe, their next door neighbor, VILLA LA.&' URSt RuLE.
were the most succesfl growers of ff Fruitland Park, Lake Co., Fla.-
were the most su ful growers of ff or July planting S varieties of 2 and
the luscious berry in the state. All 3 year citrus buds. For good stock and low
prices, address. C. W. FOX, Prop.
told, these two communities took care 24ti
of 0 acres. He attributed their FOR SALE-Nursery of eight thousand
success to the fact that they were all Grapefruit Trees 4,500 budded. Box 71.
small growers, took the best care of Orlando, a.. 4tf
their crop, had a peeking house in SALT SICK. Cured for one dollar or money
refunded. W. H. Mann. Manville, Fla.
common, only packed firm and uni- lmrefunded.
form sized fruit, and the result was
BRONZE TURKEYS, Pekin Du-ks, Black
that they always secured good prices. Langshans, Indian Games. Charred. Buff
Speaking of large acreage, Mr. and White lymouth Rocks. Eggs In sea-
son. Mrs. W. H. MANN, Mannville, Fla.
Green said: "I know a certain planter 4l16
who prides himself on having forty EGGS FOR HATCHING--lver Laced Wy-
acres, and a neighbor with six acres andottes. Brown .eghorns 5 for .00. 30
for l1.75, 40 for ?.00o. W. p. WOODIWORTH,
makes more money than he does istaitn City. Faa 4ti
wth forty." S R SHELLS--Reautiful Shells from the
St. Petersburg Oranges.-C. WV Ur coast. A sanple lotr of .alI diffei-st,
for 25c. pe:tI. W. P. WOODWORTI,
Springstead, of St. Petersburg, says Dssto,i City. la. 41f
that he has shipped 15,000 boxes of
this season so far and x- FOR SALE--A few trios of Buff Plymouth
oranges this season so far and ex- ; a so ggs rm two vards. not re-
pects to ship at least 2.000 more. 11- ated. Mrs. F. Hl HANlINS. Maiinville, Fla.
expects to have the rest of h:s sh.l- WE HAVE complete list Amercan
meots put into cold ntorage go:ng a lt- Manufacturers. Can buy for you at low-
st ApPIpe anHti Fl i .YOu direct from cath,
tie later and personally disposing of Mach:nery, machines of all kinds, en-
them.-L-akeland Sun. gines. boilers, Incubators, windmills, or
thi.-lkead un. anything wanted. Correspondence solic-
Orange Trees-The mango tree Ited. mericn Trdes Agency,
which have been in blossom for thi Jacksonville, Fla. 6tf
past month are now setting their OUR VELVET BEAN HULLER is in
fruit, and there Is every ps- OPPERATION.
fruit, an ere s eer pos- Arrangements are perfected for long
pet for a full crop of this your work promptly; our capacity be-
S i IThe ng twenty ushelgss n lour. Get yitr
delicious fruit this summer. Then beans in early and we will store th-.m
some people will be sorry that they for you free of charge. Our charge for
hnulling is but 15c. a bushel for the beans
were in such a hurry to cut down their after they are hulled, 60 pounds to the
bushel.--E. 0. PAINTER & CO., DE-
mango trees.-Ft. Myers Press. LAND. FLA. 6tf.
Lettuce 8hlpments.--Lart week the
Lettuce Shipments.-Laft week the V\ANTE5--A quantity of Wild Lemon Seed
total shipment of lettuce by express or young nursery stock. Please write the
alone from Leesburg amounted to 1.- price to A. L. Ingerson, Lemon City, Fa.
600 bushel hampers. Growers are now
THE SID B. SLIGH CO., Wholesalers of
netting $1 per hamper for choice stuff, Fruit and Produce; Commission Merchants.
all trtck crops are flqorishing.-Ex. 138 East Bay Street, Jacksonville, Flatf.
Velvet Belna.---Oscar Gale, a promi-
_* -am nnt allHIGH1 CLASS trees ot allT best adapted sorts.
nent4 mierpaq of .SelleTew. was in 'Catlogu recs la. It St r Muy
town yesterday, and, speaking of veg- Nurseries, Glen St. Mary, Fa. 48tf
tables and velvet beans, said he WANTED-Lands, cleared and timbered.
would in the future give the "go by" 'racts oft en or more acres. iHve full
description and lowest price. Address.
tall vegetables, and concentrate hjr PLAT-HBK & CO., avannah. Ga, s11
efforts in the growing of velvet beans. '-
"FOR BALB-4W10 oah. Eight acree of
which, he said, was a dead sure crop. high pine land near DeLand Junction; 3
and not perishable when matured, and acres cleared, thee acres of which are
in grove, the balance of the tract is in
the beat stock feed yet discovered, and timber. Smell house and a well on the
aleble at all time. He figures that lace. Address, T. H., Aricul-
.He figures iurt, DeLMnd, i. tty


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SPRING
GOODS

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It tells ltnw to make poultry vasling
nrotablte. It Is up to Oate. X El
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RO fOflf ,DWPAJLW r T:

Address aB eouamaliomm o Household
Dimruimt. Awiaouwlat, .VL.&d FL
ELre ULOS5NM .
HlaW tlr foark6pM.
Benzine rubbed on edges of car-
pet is juree preventative of moths.
It linoleum is beeswaxed once a
week it will look better and last long.
er.
To destroy roaches, sprinkle powder-
ered borax or Insect powder in their
haunts.
mi oiaing st9lIg DeauB, pea and
spitanh, a little nutmeg improves
their flavor.
Fish may be sealed much eaaler by
first dipping them into boiling water
for a minute.
To cut warm bread or cake, use a
sharp knife dipped in hot water to
make it ,warm, -and warm bread will
cutt easy.
Dish towels and cloths should be
washed, scalded and thoroughly dried
daily, or they will become musty and
unfit for ue.
To cleanse chicken, use a little soda
and salt in the water-this cleans and,
whitens it-then rinse in clean, cold
water and it is ready to stew.
Meats to be roasted or broiled should
b !e the greatest. amount of heat
pooible at first, so that the surface
may be hardened and the juices all re-
retained in the roast.-Ex.

Lemon 3fe and' Rice meringue.
The f4Nlpw0'q1 recipes will commend
themselves 'to those who desire tooth-
soe and* not over rich desserts:
Lemon Pie.-One-third rupful of
cracker croumb, soaked in one-half
cupful of cold water, one cupful of
suar, one1-forth, e.uifpil of lemon
ji -d tihe frat r~f of one lemon.
i t-~e p: yQlif of two eggs, one
rdCfl teepdinNful., corp starch.
f iAthd ffgem' ir B tableapQonftul ofr
waS -Bake in deep pie plate till set.
frodt with the whites or the eggs
boju.to stiff froth with tablespoonful
su gar. Return to the Oeen
ft *i or -thrtee ifnates, :when .the
f ii tJt onld bea delicate golden
Noo.-V: e stony an exposure to the
l(,^t1fis4 erilt tough and leathery.
t h-*e -ev Ise. cool, i itis not to be
e ft od, tIf Is well to cover it
itrt Ar typ pan whichh wil tend to
khp VIeAlftia g eWist and tender. 'If
it l~ refre1d to make the pie with
an upper crust. one egg only need be
used, the, white being added to the
filling. It Is desiraibe, though not ne-
cesarly, to Hlne the pie plates the.day
before baking and in making the paste
cottolene will be fould lems apt to
cause* Iidigtion than lard. In fact, I
never use laid nmuet any eircumstan-
ces. When cottolen cannot 'be ob-
tained, equal quantitles of butter aiih
melted suet afford a very good substi-
tute.
Rice Meringue.-One' cupful cooked
rice, one pint of .gpet milk, one table-
spoonful sugar, utki of two eggs, well
beaten, one tablespoonful corn starch,
smothed in a littlei-tter, tli grated
rind of one lemon,- S -iked. Cook
thoroughly in doutile bfil* then set
aside to cool.' Beet-whftes of eggs to-
stiff -froft,.add& -Julce of good-sized
leif-dni and onbe-forth cupful of pow-
der~ d sugar; Pounr ifdis "mliuture over
puddiatg when ready to serve.- i'i u-
t~kJd 1i.J Yet- Obiser'vo r

f J*eBO Ab, in -
Nearly everyone is fond of pufddings.
and yet they do not appear upon the


dining taTb 1 fttai a 0a woulnid ex-
pect, says Mrs. F. M. Colby in Coun-
try Gentleman. Their place is largely
supplied with pies as dessert in most
households, much oftener in my opin-
ion than it should be. I am not ga ad-
mirer of pies. Cream pies and squash
and pumpkin pies are all right, but it
always seems a pity to make good,
wholesome, delicious fruit into un-
wholesome pies when it would save so
much time and labor and dyspepsia to
serve the fruit fresh. Tough piecrust
is an abomination, and to have it rich
and flalty requires more fat than is
good for our dyspeptic stomachs. In
our household we have largely discard-
ed pies, serving them only occasion-
ally, arid usually to company that
we know would notice their absence.
We have substTtuted puddings. The
idea was my hpaband's who found rich
mince pie and the fatty pastry of
other pies disagreed with him. Since
we adopted the custom, we have found
no reason to go back to pie making:
and there are so many kinds of pud-
dings we can always have a variety. I
have heard some housekeepers say
they hated-to make a pudding, for they
never knew whether it would come out
right; but if one has a good recipe and
follows it, I know no reason why their
culniary attempts will not be success-
ful. The larger number of puddings
are comparatively easy to make. and
there are only a few general rules to
be observed.
One should take the greatest care in
boiling a pudding that the cloth is per-
fectly clean: otherwise the outside of
the pudding will have a disagreeable
flavor. To prevent this, the cloth
should always be freshly washed, and
kept in a dry place, and when wanted
for use. it should be dipped in boiling
water, squeezed dry and floured. The
water should boil quick when the pud-
ding is put in, and ft should be moved
about for a minute, for fear the ingre-
dients should not mix. When the pud-
ding is done a pan of cold water
should be ready, and the pudding dip-
ped into it as soon as it comes out of
the pot, which will prevent its adher-
ing to the cloth. A bread pudding
should be tied close; if batter, it should
be tied tight; and the bater pudding
should be strained through a course
sieve when all is mixed. If yon boil
the pudding in a basin or pan, take
care that it is always well buttered.
When you make your puddings with-
out eggs, they must have as little milk
as will mix, and must hoil for three or
four hours. Your puddings will always
be mch lighter if you beat the yolks
and whites of the eggs long and sepa-
rately.
The first receipt for a pudding that I
ever learned was that of King Authur's
in the story book, which was a bag
pudding with plums. 1 learned the
jingle when a child, and it always
seemed to me as if that pudding must
have been an appetizing dish, but I
never tried the recipe.
Recipes for tapioca pudding are com-
mon, and I have several that I con-
sider good, but here is the one that I
call Mother's, which suits me best of
all: One quart of cold milk; six table-
spoonfuls of tapioca: set on the fire,
and stir till it boils; add one ounce
and a half of fine sugar, and set it on
the fire and boil a quarter of an hour,
stirring occasionally; take off and turn
it into a pan or basin, and stir in im-
mediately an ounce of fresh butter.
and three eggs. well beaten; pour it
into a buttered pudding dish. and bake
gently one hour. This pudding may


he boiled for ono laeU Sn lia alf, 888
ing two eggs. In either case It is bet-
ter to prepare the tapioca early enough
for it to be quite cold, before baking
or boiling, and if boiled it must stand
a full quarter of an hour after it is
taken up, or it will not turn out whole.
It is a very delicate looking puddiflg
when boiled and ornamented with red
jelly.
My husband is very fond of baked
apple pudding, and we make them sev-
eral ways. This is a recipe for one:
Butter a pie dish and line it with
9rumib of breadi then place a layer of
apple, cut as for pie. In the bottom of
the dish; sprinkle it with moist sugar.
then a layer of crumbs, and so on al-
ternately until the dish is filled, end-
ing with a thick layer of crumbs. Pour
melted fresh butter over it and bake
for an hour.
Apple dumplings are nice baked like
the following: Choose six or eight
good-sized baking lapples and Dare
them; roll out some good paste; di-
vide it into as many pieces as you have
apples; roll and cut two rounds from
each; put an apple In one piece and
put the other over; join the edges
neatly tie them in cloths and boil
them.
I have two recipes for batter pud-
ding which we enjoy very much One
Is "Grandmother's batter- pudding."
Take six teaspoonfuls of flour and put
them into a stew pan with about a
teaspoonful of salt d and a nutmeg
grated; mix this up with about a pint
and a half of new milk; beat up six
eggs in a basin and stir them well in
the batter; butter a basin or mold
well; pour It in, tie it tight with a
cloth, and boil it two hours and a half;
serve with wine sauce. This pudding
may also be baked, for which three-
quarters of an hour is sufficient. Cur-
rants or stoned raisins may be added.
The other day a neighbor gave me
a recipe for a sweet potato pudding,
which Is excellent. Boll the potatoes
and mash them very smooth. To two
cupfuls of potato add two cupfuls of
sugar, one of butter, one glass of
brandy or wine, five eggs, one nutmeg,
and the grated rind of a lemon. Bake
with an undercrust.
Rice can be used several ways for
puddings, and is always wholesome
and palatable. Here is a favorite one
easily made: Take six ounces of
whole rice, and when sufficiently boil-
ed. stir in tablespoonful and half of
suet, chopped fine; when that Is nelt-
ed, take it up. add one egg and four
ounces of moist sugar. Boil these to-
gether three-quarters of an hour.
Another which makes a delicious
supper dish, or. a good dessert
for dinner, is called small rice pud-
ding. Simmer two large spoonfuls of
rice in half a pint of milk until it is
thick; then add to it a bit of butter
the size of an egg, and about half a
pint of thick cream, and give it one
boil. When cold, mix the yolks df four
eggs, and the whites of two, well beat-
en, sugar and nutmeg according to
taste; add grated lemon and a little
cinnamon. Butter some little cups, lay
some orange or citron at the bottom,
fill them about three parts full with
the above. Bake three quarters of an
hour in slow oven. St'rve the moment
before they are to be eaten with sweet"
sauce in a boat.

Fresh, clean water is necessary for
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run in such way that they can get it
whenever they want it.

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Broilers Profitable.
Perhaps no branch of stock raising
has been improved so much or made
so profitable within the past decade as
poultry-raising. Twenty years ago the
use of incubators was but little known,
as they had not been perfected. At
the present day they are extensively
used, and the raising of early broilers
for the large markets is now a leading
industry. Careful experiments show
that the cost of tife food necessary to
produce one pound of broiler is five
cents, and the chicks should weigh
two pounds when ten weeks old, thus
making the cost of food for a two
pound broiler ten cents. But this is
not all the cost. The chicks are brood-
ed in large buildings provided with
hot water pipes, the water being heat-
ed with a stove, which is surrounded
with a water jacket. Formerly the
pipes were placed below the floor and
the heat brought up through a tube,
but now the system of overhead pipes,
under which the chicks nestle at night,
has been found more advantageous,
and well adapted. The cost is therefore
increased by the coal used for warmth,
and the interest on the capital invested
in buildings and heating arrangements.
The principal cost sl the eggs, as they
are worth about three cents each in
the winter, ahd as many of the eggs
do not hatch, the cost of the chicks de-
pends upon the number hatched. After
this they must be raised to market-
able age and in so doing there is also
some loss. If the chicks do not entail
over twenty cents each before they
are marketed, they win give a fair
profit.
The raising of broilers Is done in the
winter season and principally by those
who cannot devote their time to stock
feeding, such as fruit growers. The
prices obtained are very high during
some seasons, the best prices being in
April for chicks weighing not over 1%
pounds each, and very often they bring
50 cents per pound. They are shipped
dressed and packed in boxes and bar-
rels, as there is no demand for them
alive. Each season the demand has
been greater than the supply. It is a
business that has its proportion of risks
and disadvantages, and to be success-
ful one must begin with a few and
mradnallv extend operations.-U-To-


we can get better results on side runs
and we run less risk of encouraging
the inception and spread of diseases of
contagious nature. Where large num-
bers of fowls breathe the same air
there is a great chance that sanitation
will be sadly neglected, and health of
birds impaired.-National Rural.

Incubators in Warm Weather.
There is a profit in incubators in
summer if they are properly managed.
Great care must be used to prevent
over-heating. An incubator with sev-
eral hundred live eggs in it on a warm
day contains much heat, and one
could readily overheat and kill half
the chicks even if there was no lamp
near the incubator. There should be
enough ventilation to carry off all the
surplus heat made by the chicks and
at this time the incubator may require
more moisture than at any other sea-
son of the year, or any time during the
hatch. A good guide for the correct
amount when hatching during warm
weather is to have all that the machine
will bear and still not have so much
that the chicks will not dry off when
they come out. Chicks should be dry
in one hour after they are hatched.
One could so saturate the machine
with moisture that the chicks would
remain wet, but that is too much. It
will not only prevent some from hatch-
ing that would otherwise get out, but
it will cause the machine to get foul.
During the last few days, to have all
the machine can have and not
have enough to prevent the chicks
from drying off nicely, is the proper
point. Some use no moisture at all
until just after hatching time. This
will bring out more chicks than the
other way, and experiments show that
in some cases no moisture at all is nec-
essary. After the chicks are out be
careful not to crowd them. It is best
to put about twenty-five to thirty in a
lot and let them lie quiet until they
get old enough to eat.. That will not
be until the end of twenty-fou r or
thirty-six hours; then feed hem. Feed
but little for the first day or two; they
do not need much at first. Give fresh
water from the start in warm weather,
but not in cold weather. The chicks
are liable to get wet and do themselves
Injury if proper precautions are not
taken to protect them. On a warm
day during hatching time the incubat-
ors should be attended to. quite fre-
quently, as there is danger of over-
hentino thep n o and by nhobservin of-


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-the andbyobserving, of
Date by permission, ten it saves all that would be likely to prospect of snow we cut large quanti- time to command the high spring
perish.-Ex. ties of this in a frozen state and pile prices. When the natural grown pro-
Poultry Polters. it up on the north side of the building. duct reaches the market, you will find
If you want some hens that will lay The Poultry Yard. It will not heat in this condition. Should that artificially grown birds have had
first rate winter and summer, appar- A l l supply of good, strong this be used up and the ground be cov- control of that market for two months
eatly better than some other kinds, tile eggs early in the season, eggs that ered with snow, I have several tons of or more and that two months Is worth
enty better than some other kinds, tile eggs early in the season, eggs that ne clover ren stored for the pur- more than all the rest f te season
just try Rhode Island Reds. This is a will produce healthy young birds and fine closer rowen stored for the pur- more than all the reeding birdseas old
new breed that is giving universal sat- turn them out in a condition to live, is pose, which we consider next in value put together. For breeding birds old

isfaction, and spreading very rapidly what the duck raiser needs. Too often to the rye. so that we are ever oat of or young, during the fall feed three
in favor. These Reds are hardy, fine the health of the young bird is injured the material for feeding. I also -raise parts wheat bran. one part corn meal,
layers of fine brown eggs, producers by the improper feeding of the mother about 1) bushels of turnips, which five per cent beef scraps, five per cent.
tof A& market poultry, and in every bird during he laying season. This are steamed until soft and are mixed grit and al the green food they will
way a first-class bird. True they have food should consist of the proper in- in tue rood. This the hirdn relsh h!gh- eat in the shape of corn fodder ehit
not been bred long enough yet to come gredients and quality, just what the ly fine, clover or oat fodder. Peed thlb
very true and uniform, but the farmer bird will eat clean, and no more. Grit The first essential i- to start with mTxture twice a day, al they will eat.
does iot care for that as long as they is absolutely necessary. We not only good breeding stock. Birds that have For laying birds equal parts of wheat
aretibunesa bida. I keep it, together with cracked oyster been inbred until their constitutions bran and corn meal, 20 per cent. Quak-
It is time the br Tg nAn Bsod be shells, in boxes constantly by them, but l; completely debilitated are In no er oat feed, 10 per cent. rolled potatoes
mated so that esaee early eggs for mix it in their food. They must have I condition for reproduction. Strains and turnips, 15 per cent. clover rowen.
hatching may be secured. Early something during their confinement in that do not '-'in laying until March green rye or refuse cabbage chopped
hatched pullet are the birds for next had weather to enable them to assimi- or April or moe. or less unprofitable, fine. five per cent. grit: Feed tivice a
fall and winter~ laying, and pains late their food. because wlhie their young are ready day al Ithey will eat, with a lunch of
should be taken to get out a good num- One ingredient which we consider of for the knife the best of the spring corn and oats at noon. Keep grit.had
ber in March and April. the greatest importance is green food, i market is gone. and the grower must ground oyster shells constantly by
A number of small, separate breed- which should compose nearly one- take a reduced price for his product. them. I never cook food for ducks
ing houses is much better than one very fourth of the whole. We had 2 acres of To meet with the best success this after they are a week old, but mix it
large building divided up into com- ry 18 In. high. This is cut 3-8 in. long business should be conducted by arti- with cold water.-James Rankin in
partments, for with the smaller houses and mixed with food. When there is ficlal methods, as hens will not sit in Farm and Home.


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lm THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST.


BECAUSE OF IDEALS.

"May I walk home with you?" he
asked.
It was past 8 o'clock on a wet win-
ter night, and they had Just come out
of rcurch where the vicar had been
discoufting eloquently on the social
equality of man.
The girl looked up at the sky, open-
ed her umbrella, and said, "Yes."'
"You think he was right?" The man
nodded his head in the direction of the
building they had just left.
"Not at all," said she, with a little
toss of her head. "I think he was all
wrong in general."
"But in particular?"
"You and I have nothing to do with
particulars" she remarked, kicking
away a stone which lay in her path.
"We are particulars"-briefly.
"No, we are not," retorted the girl.
"We are most decidedly generals. My
father is General Carwithen, my
grandfather was. General Carwithen;
your father Is-a general dealer." This
latter was said under her breath.
The man did not contradict her; he
merely asked her If it made any differ-
ence to themselves.
"I think we are, and always shall be,
as far apart as those two stars," she
said sadly.
The rain had ceased and two watery
stars twinkled feebly in the gloomy
sky.
"I am nearly home now," she said.
after a little silence. "You had better
not come any farther. Good night."
The man apparently did not see the
hand she held out. He said good night
laconically, but he turned and watched
her until she was out of sight.
Once home, she flung herself on the
bed in an agony or despair. The man
found his friend awaiting him on his
doorsteps.
"Hello! You look a bit down in the,
mouth, Needham. I knew this busi-
ness woild't work satisfactorily," he
said.
"It's working splendidly," answered
the other.
"Then what is it?" asked his friend.
Randal Needham gave a little laugh
and shrugged his shoulders. "The tale
is as old as the hills, Arthur," he said.
"I am in love."
"Phew!" ejaculated his friend.
"Oh, it's all right," said Needham.
"She is a perfect lady." Arthur
glanced around his friend's study.
Violins and bows galore littered the
room; music was the dominating pas-
sion of the man's life.
"Bhe doesn't know?" he asked.
"Not she!" answered Needham. "She
thinks my father is a general dealer in
-only heaven knows what! But I'll
make her own she loves me before she
does know. No one here has ever
gueesed my story. I am a poor violin
teacher, pure and simple."
"Not so simple either." Grosacuor
laughed.
The two men had brought out Iheir
pipes and sat puffing away at them to
their heart's content.
"Look bhre,, I met an old woman I
know 'in the .street to-day," went on
Grosvenor. "I told her i was staying
with you, and she asked m0 to dine
there; she turned up her lofty nose
with scorn at the bare idea of you join
ing her select party table. No one
Is good enough for Mrs. Ranter: she
has her precious girls' future to think
qf and you are not an eligible."
"Ranter!" echoed Needham. "WhT,
that's the name of my best pupil s
mother. Are you going?"


"Is thy servant a dog?" returned
Grosvenor.
"Mrs. Ranter is one of the most ar-
rant humbugs on the face of this ea-th.
Nothing short of a title is worth any-
thing to her," said Needhiam.
"Oh, I know her," reol'rn.e4 the oth-
er. "I think she wau:d sell her roul
for position."
"If she had one," added Needham,
and they both laughed.
"How did that 'general dealer' idea
get about?" asked Grosvenor. He had
stopped smoking to refill his pipe.
"Oh, I don't know!" answered the
other. "I expect Mrs. Ranter is at the
bottom of it, and I haven't contradict-
ed it because it served my purpose
well."
"You were always a rum chap, you
know," said his friend. "I can't think
how it is people don't see through
you.",
Needham paused in the act of putting
some coal on the fire. "I have always
had my ideals," he said. "One of them
was to be loved and married for my-
self alone. My father being out in
Canada made it easy for me to sink
my identity. And I've had an ideal
existence, too," he added. "It's rath-
er fun be'snubbed when you knew
it is unnecessary."
Grosvenor looked thoughtfully into
the fire. "I had ideals, too, once upon
a time," he said. "I would have died
for any of them any day. The difficult
part was to live up to them."
"Don't outlive them. old fellow." said
Needham. "It is a mistake. When the
real shines in the reflected glory of the
ideal, it is always the better for it."
"Do you really think so?" asked
Grosvenor as he got up. "I am off to
bed now. If I stay up any longer you
will be persuading me to follow your
example, and I don't tliiuk T should
find it as amusing as you did."
The next morning Randal Needham
was coming back from giving a lesson
when he saw Cecil Carwithen In front
of him. She was carrying her violin
case and looked white and tired.
"You must let me have that," he
said masterfully, pointing to the case.
"And now tell me why you are looking
so pale this morning."
A slight flush mounted to her brow.
"I am tired," she said briefly.
"That isn't all," he replied.
At this moment Mrs. Ranter bore
down upon them. She cut the girl,
and bowed icily to Needham. It would
not do for her to offend him. Kate was
beginning to play the violin so well
under his careful tuition.
"Cecil," said the man, possessing
himself of her hand, "you know I love
you, dear. Couldn't you make up your
mind to marry me some day?"
"It's no use," she said sadly. "My
parents would never consent."
"Oh, yes, they would:"-in a triumph-
ant tone.
"Our lives lie in different directions,"
objected the girl.
"But I make enough to keep you."
urged Needham. "You need never do
a stroke of work. And I am not com-
mon nor vulgar, whatever my father
maybe. Cecil, say you love me."
The girl looked at him and he real
the answer in her brown eyes. Then
she seized her violin out of his hand
and fled, leaving him staring stupidly
after her, with a whole world of joy
on his face.
For the next week neither of them
saw each other. Randal Needham
went away suddenly the day after,
and stayed away, to the surprise of his
pupils (for it was term time), and the


righteous indignation of Mrs. Ranter.
"But what could one expect of a man
like that?" she whispered confidential-
ly to her bosom friend, a lady whose
great niece had married the great
nephew of a.baronet.
Needham came back the day after
this charitable remark had been made.
He was in deep mourning and his first
visit was to General Carwithen. Cecil
was in the garden, and thither he
wended his way after the interview
was over.
"I have come to claim you," he said.
"What has made father consent?"
asked the girl. The tones of her voice
were incredulous.
"I have informed him of a few facts;
and now I must break them gently to
you," he answered.
The wind had ruffled Cecil's hair,
and he smoothed it back with a loving
gesture.
"I am not bound to work for a liv-
ing," he said, "and"-
"Well?" she quired anxiously.
"Look at that," he said thrusting a
paper into her hand and turning away,
so that might not see her face. He
need not have been afraid.
Cecil read the marked paragraph.
"The funeral of Lord Cunningham."
'There was also a likeness of the heir,
and it and the man sitting beside her
were identical.
Mrs. Ranter was considerably as-
tonished the next morning to get a :et-
ter in the ex-violin master's hand-
writing:
"Lord Cunningham regrets that he
will he unable to continue Miss Ran-
ter's lessons, as he is leaving Leoiuin-
ster."
Still more surprised was she at the
announcement of his engagement to
Cecil Carwithen, which her daughters
read out of the local papers a few
mornings later.
"Girls!" she said to those two young
ladies, "why didn't we ask him to din-
ner?"
And echo answered, "Why?"-St.
Paul Budget.

As the phenomenal price of broom-
cern will attract many to enter into
this industry. it may be well to recall
some of the less reseate facts about It.
For instance, that is a crop requiring
special knowledge and tools, is trou-
blesome and expensive to harvest and
thrash, precautions because. quickly
damaged by unfavorable weather and
at times very low in price.

At a recent congress of Russian rail-
way officials, it was decided, says the
Railway Review. that there should be,
erected at various places hospital sta-
tions and baths, and that in some re-
gions bathing cars should be run, as
is now done along the Siberian Rail-
way.


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All work guaranteed. Prlces.reasonoe.
'orrepoond with :: :: :
GE' R. NICHOLS af CO.
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ruAMA FLOMDA


THE SLAYTON


INSULATING CURE

FOR

NEURALGIA,
RHEUMATISM,
SLEEPLESSNESS
and LOST VITALITY.

To all who know the misery and the hope-
lessness of das and nights tortured with
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sleeplessness and
the lassitude of Lost Vitality, we make a
plain proposition, which we believe is filled
with hope for sufferers:

First a Word as to Our Methods:
DR. BROWN SEQUARD, of Paris dis-
covered that these ailments arose from too
great a fow of electricity from the body,
and proved that if this waste could be stop-
ped the vital forces would be so invigorated
as to readily overcome the disease Experi-
ments on this line led to the discovery of
the SLAYTON ELECTRIC-SWITCH CAS-
TERS and the SLAYTON INSULATING
INSOLES, which when used as directed, in-
sulate the patient completely, thus preventing
any ow of personal electricity to the art
and the consequent weakening of the natur-
al forces. The curative results are wonder-
ful.
It is impossible to fully explain how so
simple a remedy can forever banish such ter-
rible ills but the indisputable fact remains that
the use of the SLAYTON ELECTRIC
SWITCH-CASTERS and the SLAYTON IN-
SULATING INSOLES is every day eon.-
pletely curing cases of Rheumatism, Neural-
gia, Sleeplessness and Lost Vitality, which
had previously seemed hopeless. Read the
following testimonials and judge for your-
selves if it is not worth your while to at
least make a FREE TEST of this wonderful
treatment:

"I WOULD NOT SELL FOR ALL THE
MONEY IN OLD KENTUCKY."
I would not sell the SLAYTON ELEC-
TRIC-CASTERS for all the money in Old
Kentucky, if I could not buy another set.
Very truly yours,
W. I. Butch.
Newcastle, Kentucky.

"IMPART VIGOR AND STRENGTH T'I
ENTIRE BODY."
Some time ago I wrote you for one pair 0.9
SLAYTON'S INSULATING INSOLES
and same reached me promptly.
It gives me pleasure to state to you that af-
ter using these Insoles for several weeks past,
I find thm to be of inestimable value to one's
general health.
One can walk around miles without feeling
fatigued and worn out, and it certainly is a
fact that these Insoles impart vigor and
strength to the entire body.
I take pleasure in recommending your In-
soles to the inhabitants of our country.
Yours very truly,
Louis Berger.
New York.

"I SHALL USE THEM AS LONG AS I
LIVE.
At the end of three months' use of the
SIAYTON ELECTRIC-SWITCH CAS-
TERS under my bed, and the SLAYTON IN-
SULATING INSOLES in my shoes, I feel
so much benefited and so comfortable that I
want you and every one else to know it. The
rheumatism has all gone from my arm and
shoulder, and my sciatica has nearly left me.
I can now alk without feeling the severe pan
which I felt when I began using the Casters
and Insoles. I sleep well and rest easy, and
arise in the morning with a pleasant sensa-
tion throughout my body.
I am doing at least one-fourth more work
than I have been able tdo during the pas
two years. The SLAYTON ELECTRIC-
SWITCH CASTERS and INSULATING
INSOLES are entitled to the credit for all
this, and money would not buy them if I
could get no more. I shall use them as long .
as I live. I am sixty-eight years old. and
shall never forget to recommend your treat-
ment. It has done more for me than you
claimed for it.


Yours sincere, B
Y. Bj.fton


NormaL Illinois.


i, We will gladly send anyone a Hurl setot
the SLAYTON' ELECTRIC SWITCH-CAS-
TERS and the SLAYTON INSULATION;
INSOLES on receipt of 25 cents to cover
postare and packing. t7c. for Casters, 8c. for
Insoles. Try them for two weeks. accordiat
to directions. If they do not help yon seai
them back by mail and no charges will be
made. If they do help you. send us $3.oo ia
full payment of the Carters and $a.oo for the
insoles. State whether Casters are 'required
for brass, iron, or wooden bedstead and rse
anl number of shoe Insoles are to ft.
The Slayte Electric Cster Co.,
so Righ St. Tecsart. nkh.








THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST.

PgM ANMD WiDOa. A field of work for women which for a living. And the girls are about DO YOU ET UP
seems especially suited to them is the right.-Retail Clerks' Advocate. Y U
Here Is a description of a Persian profession of trained librarians, and as WITH A LAME BACK
dinner. The feast is preceded by yat it is by by no means as overcrowd- (Continued from Front Page.)
pipes, while tea and sweets are handed ed as many of the others to which they mill which was cleaning and selling ld Treake Makes Yea EisbraMe.
about Then the servants of the house are called. There are thousands of whole rice ai 4 cents per pound, and
appear, bringing In a long leather public libraries in the United Stares. the broken rice at 21/2 cents. Almost everybody who reads the news-
sheet, which they spread in the middle besides private. referefic.? and college In the orange line, too,there were apers is surmade to owof the wonderful
of the floor. The guests squat around and school libraries, and in all of these lively steps) on every hand, the seed- imj cures made by Dr,
-arieties selling at the ra a hme' wam
this, tailor fashion. When all are seat- there is said to be an increasing dp- hug varieties selling at the railroad thegrt kidney, e
ed, a flat loaf of bread is placed before mand for the service of graduates of stations at froin $2.20 to $3.25 per a" JI and s remedy.
every one, and the music begins to library training schools. There are box. while the budded varieties ran as It Is the great medi.
play. The various dishes are brought tInee of these large tram:ig, schools in high as $4.00 per box. which varieties a teenth century; di-
in on trays and arranged round the the United tSates. and all of them are however, are scarce as yet. My sons \ covered after years of
leather sheet at intervals. The covers open to women oa equal ,..rms. with hvle sold W:a shington Navels at $4.001 centific research by
are then removed, the host says, "Bis- nen. At the largest of !iluee prefer- anl g.. lWf lnit at $10.00 per box, Dr. Kilner, the bl-
mlllah" (In the name of God), and, ence is given college graduate, nd ad wile the Kuniquaits. big as the end of n specialidn t and is
without anotherword, they all fall to. thorough high school edmluat;o is vs- (oe's tlhumb". sell at a cent each or wonderfully sucessul in promptly during
-London Globe. sential for all candilates.--Boston upwards of $"2 per crate. Should you lame back. kidney, bladder, uric acid trh
Transcript. 01' Vyorli' f't'ndles (lesire some fine bless and Bright's Disase, which is the worst
Transcript a fruit, we should form of kidney trouble.
Tn- South lc idna fruit, we should take Dr. Khlmer's Swamp.Root is not reo-
To visit Christiana and not see Dr. 3i[chal Campbell of Ashley, near pleasure in the trade over that way. ommendedforeverythingbutifyouhavekid-
Henryk Ibsen would be like touring lkesbare. a., recently bought WVe were not hurt by cold here at all ney, liver or bladder trouble It will be found
Egypt and ramissing a ht o the dozen shell oyster for cents and so far this winter.-- W. Carson. in justthremedyyouneed. lthas beentued
sphinx and pyramids. e is the most doenin so many ways, in hospital work, in private
opened them at home. While he was Louisiana Planter. practice, among the hlplesstoopoor to pa-
interesting personage in the Norwegian eating them he found n one a p l. chse relief and has proved so suceul
capital and Ibsen. before anyone, is eating them he found In one a pearl.
conscious of that fact. Down the Karl He put t aside but his wife thougIt IMIROVEMENT. every mae that ll leaders ngethism
onns e to the an hotel it would be worth something and in- .Among the many different branches whohavenot already tried it, may have a
Johanns evade to today, e Grand hotel he duced him to bring it to a jeweler in of business in the State we would call sample bottle sent free by mail, also a book
walks every day, rain the gallery over town. says the Philadelphia Press. e to notice that of Geo. R. Nichols & Co., telling more about Swamp-Root and how to
ooking the garden an the minte he showed it to Captain Parker, and Par- of Tampa, Fil., who have by steady in- flndout iyouhave kidey r bladdertrouble
looking athe garden, and the minute he When writing mention reading this generous
arrives a mute b well trained waiter ker offered him $11 for it. Campbell dusty, andl integrity, worked the gran- offer in this paper and
larres before the ellaggy philosopher lost no time l exchanging the pena- ite and marble business to somethingsend your address to
places before the aggy philosopher for a check near what the public wants. Dr. Klmer&Co..Btng-
a bottle of brandy and another of soda. They are both experienced work-: hamton, N. Y. The
S_____ regular fifty cent and iwos asamp.-s
The clock on the Philadelphia c;t,' men and understand al the different dollar fif arcoldby algood druggll .
In the Austrian Court it is contrary hall is the highest in the world. It kn of material that should be work-
to custom for perishable articles to ap- has the largest dials. If the dials wnrr- e I into cemetery adornments, they are customers that the house knows noth-
pear twice on the imperial table. The out of the way and tracks were lai. selling their work all over the State, ing the consequent dissatisfaction Is
result is large perquisites for the at- two trains could pass each other run- and each year increases to more and thus averted. They promise nothing
tenants. To one man falls all uncork- ning through the holes. The glass in a better class of work. They do not only what they intend to fulfill We
ed bottles, to another the wine left in the four faces s fastened there by a keep any traveling agents but do much bespeak for them a liberal patronage.
the glasses, to another the points, and ton of cement. The glass, if laid on the of their increasing trade through the Any communication addressed to
to another still the gasort of market is helmets. ground, would make a walk a square mails, making it at less cost to the them at Tampa win receive prompt at-
Enery morning at of market is herd long and ten feet wide. The minute buyer and better for themselves, as tension.
In the basement of the palace, where hand will finlh e'hl year's journey everything done is through the'heads
the Viennese come to purchase the re- by completing a 110, mile trip. It is of the firm. Great promises made to A good time to subserlbe.
mains, expected that this minute hand will
travel 110 miles annually for many
The Bourbon Duke of Parma, who years to come. The clock is strong,
was obliged to quit his duchy in 1859. and the minute hand is phosphor
has a larger family than any other bronze and weighs 250 pounds.p C
royal personage In Europe. By his first
wife, a Princess of Bourbon-Sicily, he John Vance Cheney, of Chicago, the
had nine children, all of whom survive fortunate winner of the $400 prize in
except the eldest, the late Princess of the Now York Sun's "Man Without
Bulgaria. By his second wife, who was the Hoe" competition, has been in-
a Princess of Bragansa and a sister of terested for a number of years in edu-
the hereditary Grand Duchess of national movements in the West, and
Luxembourg, he has nine more chil- is a popular contributor to the current
dren. magazines. He is best remembered in
literature for a book of charming es- w,-
Some very extraordinary carvings says issued several years ago under --
are to be found at Thumboo, on the the title, The Golden Guess."
Irawaddy, where they are cut out of
the faoe of a high cliff rising directly ILadies of high class in China use the
from the river bank and are of great daintiest thimbles imaginable, some of A VAN NAH LIN U
Ssie. They consist of a succession of them being carved from enormous
rudely formed niches, in appearance pearls, ornamented with bands of fine 1 4i PR S a
something like the catacombs of Rome, gold. on which all manner of quaint
Sad these are full of rlarg and rmmll and fantastic designs are engraved. A
images of Buddha, who Is representc-1 mother of pearl case is always made to lrtigh and L nXi r SS uger aodte
In several positions. On'the summllit keep the thimble in. and with it the and Luxurious Passerlter RouIe
of the cliff is a pagoda of great sanc- Chinese lady has*a pair of -plicate 'RO -
fity. which Is vialted evTery year by s 'lgaor of the tinent steel Inclospe in
large numbers of pilgrims, a sheath of mother of pearl, with a FLORID TO NEW YORK
needle case to match. The Queen of FLUO IUM TO NEWYORK
Slam owns a thimble which was a BOSTON & THE E ST
I --------- present.form the royal husband. It is BOSTO1 & THE EAST.
.. mmade in shape of lotus band. of the
SSt p finest gold. and is studded with dia-
i n SO ti mnionds which are so arranged that they t ail Ride t Savannah.
St ls r form her name and the date of her Sh Rail Ride to Savannah.
ca t it's war wnatbh". marriage.-Tit-Bits.
Kaip M t t yodt y Ita Thence via Ship, ntl'n from Savaoah, our .ehip Bach
curd. The single working girls of Boston Week to Ne* York, a nd Two to Boston.
SIt Ml h aal m ngs aul are organizing against the married weo All ticket agents and hotels are supplied with monthly sailing schedule.

M a wint. Is co money. The girls think that women Write for general information sailing schedule, stateroom reservatlonp
liv al and.k casy. who have husbands to support them *r call on
a& mad $ 1. AN iirl I might stay at home and not interfere B. H. Hinton, Trafe Manager, Walter Hawkins, Geol Agt.
with others who are compelled to work tMvaauS Ga. S W. May i&t., J&aekaMvil, 1W1








no THE iWIRIDA AGRICuLTuT.10


DISTINCTION.
-They tell me your daughter is learn-
ing to sing."
"I don't know. She is taking vocal
exercises."-Indianapolls Journal.

VACATIONS BETWEEN.
"Is It true," asked the inquisitive
foreigner, "that you ladles get a di-
vorce one day and marry the next?"
"Indeed, it is not," answered the
Chicago lady. "In the lower classes it
may occur, but in our set a two weeks'
vacation is the proper thing."-Indian-
apolia Journal.

SWHY SHI WAS ANXIOUS.
He had been out for a day's fishing.
and as he proudly displayed the con-
tents of his basket to his wife she ex-
claimed.
"Oh, John, aren't they beauties!
But I've been so anxious for the last
hour, dear."
"Foolish little one," said John, ca-
ressingly. "Why wiat could have hap-
pened to me?"
"Oh, I didn't worry about you love,
but it grew so late I was afraid that
before you got back to town the fish
shops would. -e all shut."-Spare Mo-
meats.

TACK AND TACT.
He stared at her with bulging eyes.
hie had a boxing glove on her left
lund and a hammer in her right.
"M-my dear," he stammered, "wh-
what are you going to do?"
S"Idiot," she snapped, "I'm going to
drive tacks."-Cleveland Plain Dealer.

HIS REMEDY.
The other day a little stenograph,er
in a down town office begged some
workmen who were putting up a new
telephone not to place it so high on the
wall as they were doing.
"You see,' she said, "I have to use it
na much as anyone, and I am so short
that I can hardly reach it."
"Oh, well, miss," said the humorist
in charge of the work, "you can raise
your voice can't you?"-Boston Tran-
script.

KNEW WHAT HE WANTED.
The Amiable Plutocrat--But ri'heis
do not bring happiness.
The Unamlable Pauper-But I ain't
looking for happiness. All I want Is
comfort.-Indianapolis JournaL

WHEN SHE SHOPS.
Crawford-Why don't you advise
your wife' to save her money for a
rainy day?
Crabehaw-She doesn't need it then
She rever goes i~hopDil when it'r
wet.-Town Topcs.

ONLY SAW HER OWN JOKE.
Aunt Hnnah-Of course, you ought
not to go If your husband does not
want you to go. You know you prom-
Ised to obey him.
. Mr. Darling-When I promised te
obey him, f course, I looked upon it
as o Tow could :loet ink serl-
a o y lng-a miawho a" been
telling you for nearly a year that he
desired only to be your devoted slave.
-Boston Transcript.

PULPIT DIPLOMACY.
Joee--That new preacher knows his
business.
Mn. Jones-What makes you think

Mg, Jones-He waited until Bobby
ni w -*


STARP PLANT SYSTEM.
Slow
growth THE GREAT THROUGH CAR LINE..
of hair
Comes
from lack LOCAL SCHEDULE.
of h a I r North bound. IN EFFECT JAN. 17, 100. sout.und
ooRed down. Rea d up.
food. The 140 78 1 ON I n 20 1 i 317 I
A hair has .. 8.l4a 12.00n 7.00piLv .... .ort Tampa.. ....... A 6.56pil0.0p 7.0.......
S i....... 9.10a 1.25p 7.LppILv .. Tampa Bay Hotel.. .....Ar 6.90p 9.35p 7.30a .......
S ie. f....... 9.25a12.35p 7.40pLv......... .Tapa.. .. ...Ar 6.16. p 9.2p 7.03p .......
It Is starved. It eeps ....... 5.30 .a 7.25piLv ...... .... BFtow.. .... .. .. Ar 5.4p ....... .00 .......
> o m i n < ....... 10.45a 1.37p 9.20p Lv.. ...... Lakeland.. .. .. ....Ar 5.00p 8.23p 6.15 .......
coming Out, gets ....... 12.0p 2.43p10.42pLv. .....Kissnmee. . . Ar 3.42p 7.14p 4.p....:.
thinner a....... 12.4 3.10 11.p L. ... ..Orlando. .... .Ar 8.10 6.?p47 4. ........
r .. 12.4lp .i7p11,p Lv. .. ...inter Park.. ...... Ar SP .p 4 .4.a.....
bld sots pe r i....... ip 3.40p 2.15av..... .... anford.... .. ..Ar Z.00p 6.20P 3.30B......
bald ....... 3.00p 4.55 8.00 Ar. .... DeLand.. ...... .Lv12.3p 5.0p............
then actual ba....... s.p 3.40p 6 Lv..p....v D. and.......... Ar 1.0p 6.1p 8.000. ......
then *'t"" baldness, The only good hair .0.aopt .26p 6.37p 3.34a iv .Green Cove Springs . A.. 10.40a 3.33p l.Ia 56:p
Sl.00a 5.30p 6.41p 3.38Lv.. .. ..M.agnolla.. ..........Ar 0.36a 3.0p 12.12a 6.~
food 12.10p 6.30p 7.30p 4.30aAr. ..... ...Jacksonville.. .. .. Lv 9.40a 2.45p1.20p 4.10p
,ou W .. 5.oa.............. Lv... .. St. Petersburg ........Ar .................
O U ....... 5.4 ...... ....... Lv.: .. .... Belleair.. .. .. .. ..Ar | p....... .............
an ....... 10.37a....... ....... Lv . .....Leesburg...... .. Ar 4.45 ...... I.....
?.00c l2.40pl.......I....... Lv.. .. .. Ocala .. ...... A 2. ..... .......
Sbuy r 9a 3.0p ....... ....... Ar...... Ganesville .... .... .
.30a 1. i ....... I ....... .. .... alnesvlle.. ........Ar 1.40p............. 8.4
iS 10.00a 4.30p .............. L.. ...... Palatka. .. .. Ar11.2ia ....... ....... 4.30p
is U 12.10p 6.0p ............. Ar..... ....Jacksonville ...... Lv 9.40a .............. 4.1ia
l FROM JACKSONVILLE TO JBSSUP, SAVANNAH AND OHARBILEITON
t Vr I 16 1 I 134 !M I I 36a I a 14 I8
feeds fiv Jacksonville ............. ..0.al 7.00B1 8.0ai 8.0alIl.l1Op 1.5p T.Tp ?.4pi 7.4
>O S p Ar Waycross.... ............ 6.50al 9.a6 9.Oa p 3.3 9.9a 9.40p10.16p
Sthe rO Ar Jessup......... ....... s8.1 ....... 10.51a l0.56a Z.4pi 4.2p 10.30p 10.40plUll.p
starvation and t Ar Savannah...... ....... ..30a...).. ..... 12.10p2.15p 4.06pl 6.42p ll.op ....... I 1.15
< Starvation, and the Ar Charleston............... .................... 4.39p ....... 10.00p ....... ....... 6.13a
hair grows thick and FROM CHARLESTON, SAVANNAH. AND JESSUP TO JACKSONVILLE.
lon. It cures dan- 13 1 35 35 1 37 1 33 1 Zi
d1also K eep a .Lv Charleston..... ............ 1 .5p ............. 5. 6.3 ...... ...... ........
ru also. Keep a Lv Savannah .... .. ..... ... .10a....... S.2al 7.4a .ea0.40e 3 .2M 5.Oep....... ,
bottle of i r v Jeasup .... ......... .... 5.10a 6.40al 7.36al10.00all.atal2.57p 4. .p ......
bottle of t on your Lv Waycross........ I .~.ai o.30al 6.39al 8.o9a1t0.l121a1.05 .p l 8.p 8.4p
dressing table. Ar Jacksonv ....ll .... ... 7.al 8.30al 9211.5aj.i 1.00p 2S.35p Tl .p '
It s restores Jacksonville, Tomasville and Mont- Waycros and Brunwek.
It alwayS reStOreS gomery. Elasbound. Westbound
color to faded or gray Northbound Soubound 90 87 8_-
S78 I 32 1 I 23 1 27 9.50p9 7.1W5Lv. Waycroes Ar 9.30a| 8.00p
hair. Mind, we say f_4: a ick
hair. Mind, e say 4p-8-.0aLvJacksonv le Arn 7.30%110.40p 11 I10-16 IIAr Brunswik Lv 7.30al 5.00
always." -10.15p 9.55UAr .Waceroe ..v .Lv 50aI s 9p Waycroes and Albany.
i2.15a ai1.lpjAr Valdosta 3.14a 6.Sp Westbound astbound.
1.l.a 1.40pZAr Thomnaville Lv 2.5.30p
$I.$*a etic A bll dggh S.10an 9.,0pAr. Mortg'ery .Lv 7.i1. 8 825
,I aive found yor Hair Vigor 10.45p110.1a!lLv. Waycross ..Arl 6.45a1 7.40p
to be the best remedyI have ever 3.4W -.10plAr Alby LvI2.0al 3.45p
tried for the lair. My hair was Connections made at Charleston with Atlantic Coast Line. At Savannah with
fllan ot very bad, so I thouht Southern Ra:lway, Central of Georgila Railway, Ocean Steamship Company and
Sw i e ty a bottle of it. I Merchants and M.ners Transportation Company. At Jesup with Southern Rail
only one bottle, and my hair way. At Montgmery with Louisville and Nashville Railroad and Mobile & Ohio
stppd falling out, and it s nomR
,ahmtlekuand onS. Railroad. At Albany with Central of Georgia Railway.
PNAO J L IOJ. VTCAST ES PLA.T STEAMSHIP LINE- teamshlps Mascotte and Olivette,


15 will sead yea his book ea The
Hair and Scalp. Ask him ny qe
otln you wlh *boua your hair. on
will oeve a i c swea tr.
Low l .
Wl f'' tP"~c~~'P~ ~
Mam ur


Mon., Thurs. and Sat..10.30p....Lv.. Port TampaAr..11.00a Tues., Thurs. and Sun
rues., Fri. and Sun.... 3.00p....Ar..Key West.... Lv.. 7.00p Mon., Wed. and Sat.
Pues., Fri. and Sun,.... 9.00p....Lv..Key West.... Ar.. 6.00p Mon., Wed. and Sat.
Wed., SBt. and Mon.... 0.00a....Ar..Havana...... Lv..12.30p Mon., Wed. and Bat.
Information regarding schedules, through car arrangement, reservations, etc.,
nay be secured upon application to
GEORGE H. PARKHILL, City Ticket Ageot, 138 W. Bay Street, Jacksonville.
I W. WRENN, Pawsenger Traffic Manager, H. C. MceFADDEN, Div. Pass Agt.
Savannah, Ga. Jackaonvtile, Fla.


"Nothing but a postcard, ma'am." Farmers and builders will find it to
got whipped before he tried to con- "Who is it for, Mary?" their advantage to write to Geo. H.
vline him that flght'ng was wrong.- "And do you think I"d read it. Pernald, Sanford, Fla., for prices on
Kansas City Independent. nua'am?" said the girl with an Injure I all tools, implements and builders sup.
air. plies. He is agent for the Acme Har-
THE RULING SPIRIT. "Perhaps not; but anyone who sends rows, Walter A. Wood Mowers and
Mr. Hiland-Poor Skribbles kept up ne messages on postcards is stupid or rakes, Remington, Avery and Brinly
to the very last the fiction that he was impertinent." Plows, Charter Oak Stoves and
a man of letters. "You'll excuse me ma'am." returned Ranges, Devoc's Paints and Columbia
Mr. Halket-How so? the girl loftily, "but I must say that's Bicycles. He has the best equipped
Mr. Hiland-In his will he appoint- nice way to be talking about your plumbing, steam and gas fitting estab-
ed a literary executor.-Pittsburg own mother."-Sydney Town and lishment and tin shop in South Flor-
Chronicle-TelegramDh Cunmtry journal. lda1 PDmps, UaColmbia t Bicycle, Boil
ers, Machinery, new and second hand
Mr. Dolittle go war pears o There is no use of continually hav- a specialty. All Inquiries promptly an-
Mr. Dolittle-I've got dwarf pears on answered.
my place that you can't get three of Ing a row with the hoe. If you an
'em into a qual cup. tlt hoe cannot tet along together. bet-
Mr. Resteasy-Humph! That's noth- ter throw it away and get one that will WNT D-preprel night a manage.
ng. Up home, righ out in my garen work. It wants to be bright and eat persons to represent us as mauag.
Ing. Up home, right out in my garden. ers of this and close by counties. Sal-
I've got a litle mite of a dwarf pear sharp. and you ought to be the same ary $900 a year and expenses. Straight
tree that this year it had just one pea way. If you are, you will not long ary d a no mo no lexpensealary. Po-traht
nm it, anfif you'd believe it, do yov rk th an olditlon permanent. Our references a
think that pear kep' on a groin' till bank in any town It is mainly nlaee
it finally lay on the ground an' pulled The famous beef inquiry is at an work conducted at home. Reference.
the whole durned tree up by the roots. end. The beef business has not been enclose self-addresed stamped enve-
That's what I call growing' pears.- helped any by it. Foreign markets lope. THB DOMINION t'OUll'A.IY,
Truth. and demands have not been strength- Dep. 3, Chicago.
ened. One general has been given a
LETTING IT OUT. six years' vacation on full pay as his Sharples Cream Separatora-Prolt-
A lady who had a servant somewhat punishment, another general mildly able Dairying.
given to curiosity inquired on return- censured, the packers are vindicated
'ng from a visit one afternoon: "1 11 and the people have learned that can- Printing of every description at this
the postman leave any letters, Mary?" ned meats are not good for the tropics, office,









THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST. 111


A Xodal Prmer.
The senior editor had the pleas
of visiting G. A. Danley, treasurer
the West Florida Agricultutal Socle
at his farm two miles west of Chlpl
in Washington county.
I need not tell our West Flori
readers that Mr. Danley is the b
farmer in West Florida, his exhib
at every opportunity have gained h
that undisputed title.
The farm of 300 acres was taken
the rough by Mr. Danley a few yet
since. Every tree and stump witl
one hundred acres was at once remi
ed. A stump puller and fire did t
work, with willing halids to manila
late them. Good deep plowing w
the order and shallow surface cult
tion.
Under or blind ditching was expe
mented upon with perfect succe
The buildings consist of two resld<
ees. stables, tobacco barn, granai
storage house, shop and tool houi
smoke house, wine house, fruit houl
dairy and chicken house.
He has twenty-five acres planted
fruit, five acres In scuppernong grapi
twenty acres in peanuts, thirty-ti
acres in corn, four acres in rice, t0
acres in field peas, five acres in melo
and about seven acres included in ga
den and yards.
He has harvested this season o
thousand bushels of corn, one hundr
bushels of rice, six barrels of wli
thirty tons of hay, has gathered fit
bushels of peanuts and will leave t
balance for hog feed.
The melons were grown for, a:
mostly used by hogs, and lasted un
he could turn them in on his Spani
peanuts and later his ground peas. I
has forty head of splendid, well-br
hogs (no symptoms of rasor bac
Thirty of which will go into meat, ai
most as large as Iowa's of the sat
age.
He keeps four- horses and mull
one of which is for family use ai
mostly on the road. Two good col
furnish abundance of milk and butt
equal to any dairy.
Mr. Danley by his acknowledged f
ness was appointed a member of t]
Advisory Council of the World's Co
g ets on Farm Culture, and a memb
of the World's Agricultural Congre
that convened in Chicaco durih
the World's Fair in 1893, al
appointed by our Governor as commit
sioner to represent the State of Florii
at the Trans-Mississippi and Interns
tonal Exposition held at Omaha
1898.
We are pleased to thus write of M
Danley, because he deserves it, b
more because it shows what can 1
done in West Florida. We have thou
ands of acres just as good or bett
than this farm. The same labor ai
skill will have equal success, and
farm thus handled will contest su
cessfully for productions with the be
prairie slate, and under this sky ai
in this climate Is the most pleasurab
spot and occupation on earth. Give 1
more such farmers and we will fu
niah the lands for the. most lovely sp
ever trod by a farmer.-Chipley Ba
ner.

Speculation and the damage to wheo
has raised the price about six cents
the past few weeks and it now stane
at the highest notch it has reach
since the crop of 1898. This advance
in price will not help the man who hi
no wheat, and it may not help tho
who have, for some men will hold tl
tighter to a produce as the price a
vauces Th e oly way to be beneflto


ey,
Our Cultivator is the best
Ida on the market and saves
est more than 4 the time, and
,its nearly all hand work.
im Crops stand dry weather
1oo per cent. better. Let
in us tell you all about it. Spe-
,ar cial price to first customer.
lin D. Y. HALLOCK & SON,
ov- Box 886. York, Pa.
the
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THE NEW SEED LAW.
Approved May 1 189, makes it unlawful for
any person to ell or effer'for ale any arden
Melon or Vegetable Seed unl" thde ams .r
in packages bearing on the outside in plain
letters a guarantee cetiicate of when, where
and by whom the seed were grown.
Penalty not les than M$1 nor more than
$10 fine.
J. B. Sutton, Seedman, Ocala, Fla., sell.
seed under his trade-mark, a above, bearing
the certificate required by law; besides all
seeds are tested and the certificate bears date
of test and percentage of vermin tn. Sed
to him for price list. Who ale and retail.


by advances in prices Is to have some-
thing to sell when they come and sell
It.

Who wants to go to Manila and
homestead a farm? Uncle Sam will
have some of them to give away when
he gets through presenting his object
lessons to the Filipinos. Sugar and
rice are some of the products that .,an
be raised there.

Often a lack of profit can be meas-
ured in the missing hills. It Is possible
for enough hills to be missing to turn
loss into profit if they were not miss-
ing. The man who loses half his crop
f Iflmbsn will not do as well a' thU
man who saved nine of them. The
same rule will hold good in crops.

The farmer after all can take some
lessons from the swallow who imme-
diately starts to rebuilding its nest
when it is torn away. When winter
and insects deprive him of his crops,
he makes the best of It by adopting
uch method s be is Camtllar with.


Florida East Coast Ry.
TIME TABLE NO. 9. IN EFFECT FEB. 1. 100.
SOUTH BOUND (Bead Down.) (Read Up) NORTH BOUND


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All trains between Tiiuxville and anfaord
daily e.ept Sunday.


These Time Tables. s the times at w
trains and boats maybe expected to arrive as
depart from the several stations and ports
but their arrival aure at the U
stated is not guarste, nor does the Com-
pa y hold toelf esfoouible for any delay or
any onaseances agistid therefrom.


Florida East Coast Steamship Co.
PUOPOSED SAILINGS:
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Leave Miami Sunday and Wednesday............ ................ :.. .. p. m.
Arrive Havana Mondays and Thaday ......... ....................................... :00 p. m.
Leae HavanaTuesdaysand rida. ...................................................... 11:0 A m.
Arrive Miami Wednesdays and Saturda ...................... ........... :. a. m.
. MIAlIU-KY 'WEST LINE, .
Leave Miai Mondays, Wedneday and Fridays ................................UDp. am.
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]Le gve ey Wet T Thurue sda y and Saturdays ............................. -.'; *10 m.1
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Fu. AMI-NASSAU LINE, .
Leave Miami Tuesdays. Wednes aad Frida (Standard Time) .................... a0, a m.
Arrive Nasa n Tus ays, Thursday d aturday.... .................
Leave Nassau Tins ays. Thursday and Saturdays (Nassau Time) .................. 8 p. m.
Arri.-o MAiani V ednesdays. Friday and Sundays. .....................
mne at) e ai e prooXed sallinga during February and March.
At e- April lq i hore will be two sailings per week
--Wr-oy oi iocas time card cal at A; West Bay Street. Jacksonville, or address
J. P. B551KWITH, Traico Manager. .1. RAHNnB, A. G. P. A.
St. AugnutiPre.

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customers.


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