The daily item
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Title: The daily item
Uniform Title: Daily item (Ocala, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: T.W. Harris
Place of Publication: Ocala Fla
Creation Date: May 1885
Frequency: daily (except monday)
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Coordinates: 29.187778 x -82.130556 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1885.
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Supplement to

Trade Edition.

Maudi S. vs. Ellen---N.
M, aud S. is in the nine holes,
Gallantly striving now and then
To catchli the mile-almin ute'record
.Of her fast friend Ellen--N.
While the ease-loving traveling public,!
complacently smiling, purchase tickets
that read via Louisville and Nashvillev'
Railroad, secure through checks for their"
;'-,.-'., v- .ensconce themselvesin through,
Pullman !;iit,. I. l. 1.,-i-,, and are quickly-
transported in feelings and person to desti-
nation points,
A.ticket over the "Old Reliahlp" iq the.
"open seasaule" for comfort,-;I I.iv,l 'pee,., \
close connetions--liberal relatives-and a.
"stop over" to visit
Ellen-N. requests the pleasure of your-
company and a correspondence with her-
Florida young man, who will -reply with<
maps, time cards, quote rates, etc.,
L. R. TUTTLjFI, Pass. Agent,
No. 90V'West Ray, Jacksonville, Fla.
C. P. ATMOeE, Gen. Pas..\ -.,i(;







Silk Shawls, Linens, Dress Goods, Housekeep
ing Goods, Corsets, Handkerchiefs, Under-
wear, Embroidery, Laces, Trimmings,
Small Wares, Gents' Furnishing
Goods, &c., &c.

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Foster & Bro. A mile and a half west of
the south side station, is what is known as
South Lake Weir postoffice. Here is re-
ceived and distributed daily mail matter
tO a hundred or more persons, whlo, while
not aspiring to village or town honors, are
a thickly settled community, enjoying
within themselves all the social, educa-
tional and religious advantages and bene-
fits which towns could-give them, and
annoyed by none of their disagreeabUe
features. Many of the homes are very
comfortable, cozy places, with well laid
out and handsomely adorned yards, and
in a number of cases can be so n a great
profusion of the most lovely flowers and
variagated and sweet smelling roses.
Work is active in clearing lands and plant-
ing new groves, and tlile number of acres
runs into thousands.
From what has been'huirriedly and iom-
perfectly written, an idea can be formed
of the class of people who have. cast their
fortunes and made their homes around
and 'back from this charming lake, and
persons from a colder clime who are con-
templating a winter's stay in Florida, or'
making a home in it, combining as this
region does water and land attractions, a
healthfulness unsurpassed the wide State
over, and communities whose people
would be an ornament and pride to any
8tate, we say come, see, and be fully con-
vinced that "the half has not been told.!


Three miles southwest of Lake Weit or
Whitesville station, at which C. L. Livers
is the popular rtpresentative,,on the Flor-
Jida Railway and Navigation Co.'s line, are
some 400 acres of clearings in tire above
named Ibam mock, planted in orange trees.
The soil is very rich ald productive, and
grows vegetables of all hinds to perfec-
tion. '
Dr. Brown, J. N. Johanson and the Smith
brothers were the pioneers in planting
groves and vegetables, and have succeeded
so well that they have induced a number
of non-residen t and practical orange grow-
ers of large experience 'on North Lake
Weir, to see the productiveness and fer-
tility of the soil and join them in extend-
ing the area to orange culture. A lady,
who has enjoyed Florida's delightful win-
ter climate for some years; becoming in-
terested in the State's growing and pro-
ductive industry, and the prosperity and
profit ,,!;i;:i, F romi it, after carefully ex-
anrining various localities, decided that
this particular point met all thle require-
men.ts of the case, and purchased an hun-
dred acres or this desirable soil, and will
have it set to orange trees of the finest and
most highly prized varieties. Here judi-
cious choice and wise selection is highly
commended by-experts, and we doubt not
a few years of the future will demonstrate
in tr'"".''!. .returns for money invested,
the good judgment she displayed in her


This is a'section of country lying im-
mtediately between the F. R. & N. Co.'s
line and the Florida Southern Railway,
five miles north of Ocala, and is oneof the
most' fertile and productive protions of
Marion County, and the equal of any
lands in the'State. It is heavily timbered
with oak, hickory and pine, and is known
as mixed lands, also extensive bodies of
hammock with natural ,.r;an., groves. It
will grow to perfection _'. t... 4o bushels of
corn per acre, oats 25 to 50, rye .15 to 20,
'wheat 15 to 20, rice 25 to 40, 600 gallons
syrup, 400 bushels sweet potatoes, 400
bushels peanuts, and is the paradise of the
truck farmer. Lands cultivated in corn
for forty-five years, without rotation of
crops, will grow 35to40 bushels, and with-
out the aid of fertilizers. It is also a
splendid stock country. Horses, cows and
hogs do finely, with little or no attention
or feed, except what nature supplies them.
The dairy interest could be profitably fol-
lowed, as butter equal to the best, can and
is made-with quick sales and mat good
prices at your door. The foregoing facts
have been given by an old resident of
thirty years in the county, who has raised
a large family and enjoyed excellent


This station is located on the Florida
Railway and Navigation Co.'s line, seven
mile,; south of Ocala. It is not yet a year
old, but considerable work, has been done
in clearing land and setting out groves "of
!,,.i T -.. ,, i,. 'A a; r-. ; 1 riIis in \ed r.--
t Ih +-\ riiiil ,'1r ,,t'f a ilieo- thave ;e(t-
tli,', 1 111,,i t I i ;I i' -l ,.il ite ;a :,lni uliU ity i1as
g,,,\ l_, i I,. l'. ,'n" a lnd- ,,f very 'foi-_d
q,10 iy ,..,":' },, li ,;d. raii-n.ir.i, in price I'r-,in
i I, t,, --*., It' % r-. .u h ah m ui ck land,
I,,-.it- I [I,-![] ;t i il,,h a two west of the de-I
,.,It. ,, a.'.. T Ie c lands 1vi-
*.,,L 'I.: t,, ,\J! ;ir i, k n o~t i -n m '-. h s ji

itv for growing orange trees, corn, cotton,
rye, oats, and the different varieties of
vegetables, have few equals in the State.
J. M. Liddell carries on a general store,
runs a saw mill, furniture factory, is ex-
press and railroad agent and postmaster.
Mr. L. can be addressed for further par-
ticulars as to the advantages, etc., affect-
ing this locality; also the Messrs. Math-
ews, whose material interests, centre in
the rich hammock lands at this point.


Orange Lake is the largest body of water
in Marion County, and has a world-wide
reputation for being the largest orange
producing section in the world, in pro-
portion to area, and the quality of fruit is
surpassed by none. Twelve years ago the
wild groves yielded to the advance of
o range ,.ul*i1r,., and now something like
200,000 baaces are shipped annually from
its borders.. The lake is in size about
eighteen miles long and six wide, with
considerable vegetable matter on its sur-
face, which is an indication of rich ham-
mock lands surrounding it, which can be
well claimed to be the most' alluvial and
highly productive in the State.

Is on the F. R. & N. Co.'s line, ten miles
south of Ocala. The Marion Land Im-
provement Company own about 4,000 acres
of land, composed of pine and hammodk,
which they are disposing of to parties in
5, 10 and 20 acre tracts. The lands are
among the most desirable in the county.
Quite a community have gathered, and
some 30 homes have been established-a
number of very attractive houses. The
new comers are mostly from the New Eng-
land States, and the Company has been
very careful in the kind of people they
'have invited into their midst, desiring
none but sober, industrious and moral men.
It is proposed that the village which they
have founded shall be a model in temper-
ance, education and religion. The tone of
the community may be gaged when it is
stated an active, aggressive temperance or-
ganization,'numbering 70 members, meets
weekly and participate n a pleasant lite-
rary and musical entertainment. Plans
are executed for a commodious hall, school
and church building. C. L. Robinson, of
Jacksonville, is president of the t ',,i,|.;:ly,
E. W. Agnew, merchant and capitalist,
Ocala, treasurer, and J. H. Foss, late of
Massachusetts, manager. The place has
several general stores, of which Messrs.
Trask & Newman and Smith & Stone are
the proprietors, a hotel, two saw mills, ba-
kery, neat market, barber shop, etc. There
are several small orange groves bearing in
the vicinity-W. W. Mason's, the old Wal-
ker place, Mrs. Owens'and Roach's. These
demonstrate that oranges grow here as
thriftily as elsewhere in the county and
State. Many new ones are beingplanted.
Mr. Mai-,.,I-, "u -,,, li~a^ r,..~i.I-,1 h,-ir, l,.r -'',

w ent w ith -ti' l,,-i'\ i]: in' h)s ri,.

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ii -is a station on the Florida Railwa-
ani4 1-."oigation Co.'s line, twenty-on
Ilii.4-lo_..th of Ocala. It is a place of imn
-.1g,.,: inigthe, centre of the large
l.,lilr.-ui, ,.range groves in the State
.Uiii-,i'ili.a this village are located tlh
iu'Ttl!li,,i- Harris, Bishop, theBishop
il,,! l, I !irl,.,d and other groves. 'I'hes
a;I.a'ill ir.lild groves, the trees simple]
l-n. It,.li ,.iti. sweet varieties of oranges
I.v-.: i:-. ,.i 1 e's planting, there are a great
,:, \- \.:.-r,; i-, Ie bearing groves that hav
"r.,, i!:,.Il- ..,ithin' the past five or tel
-'.- .i ,\i-y tlieir enterprising owners, ;
rv Il i i.itv-r of whom began their work w'itl
-i~aL,-e'r- little of this world's goods.
I ra ,-njoys all the facilities and advan
i:i- ,i 1"i',17;1. ,,1 ,',,"iiim nication, beside;
li1h- ilil l 11l11i.- M itU ,,t stores, of w hicl
Illm.- : ix -- ,i i,.:,l imerchandizing es
t;,i4 ,,-fj ti.-i *...ii._, a v,.zirl' business o
.. 1,,S ih. t11 i 'r11i t '.t '-tr a num ber o
t^ handsome,
I.ar,'\, n ,.,l_, dii, ,. and comfortable
.i,'lfll Y. r,,'n-,.. ail,,-i. .ire a number, o
ev\-rv 1tf~t [ .fee\.ilt,\:r -r. lil.._ .... ..
m- \.dn,: l',r v i n,.- I \,-
direction. 'A general air of thrift anc(
1,I.,*-l,,'it\- prevails. Lands are in gooc
deihand.at from $75-to $100 per acre foi
fai^rqn medium pine, to $100 up to $200 fo]
d,- .ir 1i., Jli,iiII., Ik ,,,I i] any where within
a distance of a mile or two from the de.
l"'t. iEither a first-class hotel would be ,
de4ra ble acquisition to the place, or somn
ond4tp keep the Citra House in a manneri
coiftensurate with the proinlence ol
thp'ilnoo, and the host of people who an(
fitit.ir 1] thither to view the natural
armovd. which have gained such celebrity
I. 0li, ir extent of acreage and prolific
\-NdiJ.. Citra shipped the past season
'1, ,.ji,,1 loxes oranges.


1F1lo\hliip is a country locality embrac-
in r .Aiiea of about 75 square miles. The
,",- ,thi, ..: is presided over by Captain Jas.
.\. .,l-I,.,vid, Mr. S. H. Brown, assistant,
,,,i'in- I- ..'.ated nine mi-les from Ocala, and
a liA-le North of wes of that city. It is
o(i I t.-' i I.'-i survey of the Live Oak, Tam-
p i 'li l l-'fte Harbor Railroad, and tliree
1,4i["r '..hi1 Lle Siliver Spring Ocala & Gulf
Ra ilod suervCe. The nearest railroad
staotint is Martint, five miles distant on the
l'.ri-.l S,.ill, .1n. Jacksonville and Pa-
ItI. la :III,.- ,'..,- i)d via Martin or Ocala. A
-i lil- h,w;k m akes tVvo round trips per week
Ironl -Bronson on the Florida Transit Rail-
r,-. ,,1.;i,. ..la via Williston, Fantville and
]',-!li'.''-hil.. 'The present population is
ii,..[ -li, and is constantly increasing.
The ands are conceded to be amnong the
1.\'ii-i,. of Marion County, the banner
court y of tlie State, and are held for sale
,iI ri..,,.bd,, prices. Wehavetwoo general
i,.' la i], I-,- stores, asaw and gristmill, a
,li,-! ;iipl Christian Church, and two
,.-iI I-. allowingin g is a list of prominent
,or' i, growers,.showing the number of
:,.-i. -,Z each grove: M.S. Moser, 8; ,J. A.
MT icvid,20; F. H. Carter, 8; M. P. FriInIk,
5; T J. Slstrunk, 8; J. T. Phillips, 6; J.
W.'C trter, 5; M. L. Armstong, 8; John W.
Marl w, 5; James H. Badger, 8; E. M.
Gre, 6; M6essrs. Hull t Charles, 40.
Prin ipal. crops, corn, cotton, potatoes, sli-
gar c une, peas, peanuts, rice and all kinds
0of ,*,.i.-1.1,. -, in the greatest abundance.
Il,_,llh ,i,.I water as good as any locality
in thplcounty. Drs. S. HT. ,Blitch and W
,. i .',-al are practicing physicians. Any
c.r11.-j'in formation will be given by enclos-
ing samp to L. D. Geiger,


Octjawaha Station is on the Florida
Sout jrn Railway, 19 miles south of Ocala
and If a mile distant from the shining
shoyi of Lake Weir. It is the receiving
and istributing point for North Lake
Wei:o the west arid thle Ocklawaha coun-
tfry t the east and south. It is one of the
iil)".,,fant points on the line of road, does
a Idr,'fe Ilsiness and is constantly on the
i,. r,.i,=,, as the country all a'-ound.is rap-
idly Oing up with a most desirable class
of settlers. DrTr. J. Myers* an old resi-
dent 6f North Lake Weir, whose home is
rot over a. half mile from the Station and
or a number of years an active practition-
er, is the efficint and acceptable Railroad,
Express agent and postmaster of the place.
Mr. John' Lee, the Doctor's son-in-law,-iias
builta.very desirable hornet, and enter-\
rains taepublic seeking rest and refresh-
1.-i't,: R. A. Mills is engaged in merchan-
li.zia-,; saw mill is in active operation
,,,I :..t number of new buildings are in
;ourse of erection. The place has, .fronm
)resen indications, a prosperous future be-
ore it. Its natural location condmanding
he trate arid traffic of an extended area,
,f settled and cultivated country, its con-
iguity ,o the Lake and a number of eligi-
)le building sites, gives it promise of a
preadhig future. Lands reasonable and
health Ae best. o

r` 7, 1oAr .13111,es r bv itU bold
-.'.;:sliitO't.i-5 tO 4-lIfeet in hleight- falling
... abruptly into the water, aind t-he gradual
f slopi.lg of the land up front the -.l4orle tu
crests of knoll and oill t alltitude ellUla
to the" biudfs, and.1 runiiing ,iff for iiiles
it hpine into uiilulatiiig lands
doted here. and there with little Igems of
lakes, Lake Weir cbntainssix islands,-ex-
tendirig from the north side peninsula
into its shining waters, like "gems 'of
.,. purest green serene," gold and silver set-
ting. All these contain natural or wild
Groves, which have been, budded to the
finest varieties of oranges and lemons, and
all bearing, besides have paid thousands
of dollars to their fortunate owners,, from
the sale of sour stumps.
Eastlake, three miles south of Ockla-
*waha station, on the Florida Southern
S railroad, formerly known as Joslyn, con-
Stains the oldest, most attractive and pro-
ductive grove on this side. A town by
the same name-has been platted by Sam-
uel Hodgson, of Meredith, N. H., and H.
TL Spooner, of Boston, on the finest and
';most commanding bluff on the whole
lake front! C. P. Kroll, the manager, has
already sold seventy-three lots to North-
ern parties who Will build winter cot-
tages, A large hotel is also in contempla-
tion, to be ready for pext season. A mile
south of Eastlake, embowered in a grove
of nature's planting, and on a: fine bluff,
is Captain F, H. Lyte's handsome, resi-
dence and bearing grove. He is one of
the pioneers.
A mile beyond, on the lake, is Stanton.
Here is located the Stanton Lumber Com-
pany, which has a capacity of 25,000 feet,
andcis taxed to its utmost for local and ex-
port trade. Their supply of logs is se-
cured by clearing the mrany tracts of land
,. intended for groves surrounding the lake,
,hauled to the water's edge, floated, lashed
together, and drawn to the mill by a
small steamer, which is also used in
transporting the oranges and lemons of
the different growers to Eastlake, for ship-
ment on the Florida Southern Railway.
The MIessrs. Fred and. Ed. Buffum are
the owners of a, fine bearing grove, and
largely interested in lands, are managers,
planters and overseers of groves, bankers
and loaners of money on real estate pro-
perty. They have been residents of
Florida and the lakesome eight years, arid
to show the high standing and the confi-
detice non-residents have in their integ-
rityand I bu-4in..-;, qualities, they have un-
der their management 240 acres of groves,
and are now preparing to plant 100 acres
in orange trees for a -Northern company.
They have also gone largely into the nur-
Sserv business.
S\' A niile beyond, but in sight of the lake,
is South Lake Weir station, of which Col.
Ed. Foster is, proprietor. This place is
-known as Foster Park postoffice. It is so
Named ,because the Colonel will devote a
hundred acres of land for park purposes,
Und intime beautify and adorn ,it. He is
also the owner of the Lhkeside hotel,.
which, properlv speaking, begins- the
o Heuthside ettleiAent, and which has -just
closed a very successful season. The hotel
occupies a desirable location, and has
; made many'friends and admirers of the
beauties of the lake. Besides these' inter-
ests he is President of the Foster Grove
;; and Nursery Conilli;iny, of 100 acres, half
of -whichll acreage is ,r coming into bear-
_,-ing. Thi.s %valuable property is situated
J in rear and west of tlhe hotel.
A.lijoiniTg, is (lie 5.; acre Akr,,n (Ohio)
trove, of whichAth,? Me,,irs. M. & W,
W; '. ("illett are ulin ,;i'l>4,i.wh, al-,l own 20
acres ii- their own right ahi ll !iii,i.ii..i nursery
trebs, one. two and three years old, of
p choiestyarieties. Mr. M. E. Gillett has
also in an anleteur \ Way successfully culti-
vated tlie pineaippl:e;
'However nlluclh inlination urges, .space
; forbids us to linger longer, and hurriedly
we mention the names of beating groves,
facing -the lake and extending to the
: west end, are.C. N. Porter, Dr. D. S. Chase,
Sheriff Ed. -Willian,- 4n,9d Hudson, while
a short distancee back of thelake-are Mrs.
3. ..'tiTker, Jatme-. Albiston and. W. P.
,. '* **'" > !

.11i.lr. V i I. n 11 ;'i l I> l '-- l, M -l 1 II lIH -I
lo'.-er se\.-r.i';l lir.it)/s ;n. b pri,.t.s I:.illiz,-,
froit xn re I,-,llar n .,\ 11 t ,-.,nt | r-l art.
Tile exi.,i' ,i"-- ila'-'sai^.'.ml ,-xl..n.,r ,:,f pi,.k-
inlv ha" a\- ,r.;._,., 1:: .'*nt- [i,.-r N .\x. IH ir
Kliilpm,.nts. l,-Li ii, witll ]iiii lI,,,,\.- ,,-r \w,., k,
increased to 5uu. Otleid', ha-ve betuen 0timn-
ulated in this work by his example and
planted on "pine lands 30 years under cul-
tivation, and. Without any fertilizers have
secured a perfect stand and an abundance
of that, most delicious of fruit. What a
possibility does not this branch of horti-
culture indicate and open up for profit in
the future,,to those who will embark in it
with the proper spirit?

Located on the Florida Railwa-v and
Navigation Company's line, fifteen miles
south of Ocala and just beyond our county
border, is one of the most prosperous ant
thrivinfg settlements in the State. Within
a radius of three miles of the village in
two years, more than 40 families have and
are making homes on lots ranging from 5
to 40 acres. Besides orange culture, Le
Conte pears and Honey and Peento peach-
es have and are being set out in orchards,
and vegetable raising has been extensive-
ly and profitably engaged in. It goes for
saying the place iij ....\ all the advantages
and facilities which a railroad can give it.
Its people are prcrverbial for their hospi-
tality,,and noted for the unanimity, zeal
and devotion to educational, temperance
and religioUs .interests. There are three
denominational churches: Baptist, Metho-
dist and Christian, with large membership
and well attended services. The first
named has over one hundred communi-
cants, with flourishing Sunday schools in
each.. It supports twvo good schools nilm-
bering,100 pupils. The varied States rep-
resented in this exemplary community
may be.indicated by saying that in one of
these schools pupils from a dozen different
States were prosecuting their studies. It
can truthfully be said never a dollar has
been expended in advertising the advan-
tages and desirability oftbe locality. The
sterling merits of the, place hlas been its
most attractive features, and induced health
and home seekers to cast their fortunes
there. The village proper contain three
well stocked general stores, a wagon facto-
ry and hotel. Its leading citizens are the
Wrights, Perrys, Frazer, Bogue, Ditmars, ,
Gilman', Murdock, Stepps and others, all
model, citizens and in a quiet but effective
way, laboring to promote the best material
and social elements of the- country. Its
lands are among the richest most produc-
tive and 'best timberedl pine, in the State,
admirably adapted to raising corn, cotton,
sweet potatoes, oats, rye, etc. Prices reas-
onable. A model,,people with a bright
and prosperous future before them.'

A station on the Florida Southern Rail-
way, tweity-five miles south of Ocala,
andj five miles south of Lake Weir. It is
the outgrowth of a corporation composed
of seven c(apitalists--three Northern, three
Southern and one Englishman.
The improvements made within the
year have been extensive. The lands are
high and rolling. A large hotel is en-
closed and finished for October occupancy.
The place is intended as a winter home for
Northern people, and a sanitarium.


Benedict Farm., located three miles west
of Reddick station o-n the Florida South-
ern Railway, is a colony mostly from
Maine, whose purchases and improve-
ments in planted groves, represent 700
acres of land. They have a desirable ho-
tel, stores, etc.
Nichols is a community of settlers from
Massachusetts and Rhlode Island,' located
two miles southwest of Reddick. George
B. Niclhols, of Boston, is its representa-
tive man. It shipped 300 boxes of oranges
last season.





30,000 acres improved and unimproved LanC ;
Co-unties. Orange Groves ranging in price :
from $500 to $20,000. Homesteads selected ax,, I
U. H. Land purchased. Groves set out al: i /
cared for. Business of non-residents attend( .
to. TaxeN, paid, etc. Contest cases in the di,-
trict and U. S. Land office a specialty. Loar
negotiated and placed olr reliable security.
W-( Correspondence Solicited.'I DU

McIntosh is thle Iprivate station for a new
neigh-borhood, and it is predicted by many
that this place will soon surpass anything
around the lake. Many lots have been
sold and built upon. Thle Cresent Orange
Grove Co. recently planted forty acres in
bearing trees. Tlie tract embraces about
three thousand acres,, and most of the
land is very desirable, being rich ham-
mock, high and rolling.


Thisis a private estate and station, and is
one of the most attractive on the Florida
Southern R'y. It fronts for two miles on
Orange Lake, and has a bearing grove of
twenty acres, a residence of twenty-two
rnoms, terraced lawn, ornamental shade
trees and shrubbery, and a large two-and-
a-half story packing house.

Dr. T. J. Meyers, of Ocklawaha Station,
has 10 aores for sale on beautiful Lake
Weir, Write him for terms.

Is the' tradingjpoint for the southwest-
ern side of Orange Lake. Has two stores,
saw mill, church, etc. It is a large ship-
ping point, and thousands of'oranges and
vegetables in,crates pass annually through
its depot. Orange Lake is the nriame of
the postoffice.




This is a thriving little place, having one
store and several handsome residences,
andis a large orange producing district.
Several gentlemen residing at this point
may justly be termed the pioneers of
orange, culture.


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In beauty of location and healthfulness
of her pine hills, Lake Weir stands with-
out a rival in the orange belt, or in the
whole land of Florida; or we may even
say, in the sunny South. It is not the
custom of the people living here to dis-
parage any otuer locality-indeed, they
usually say to new comers, go elsewhere
and see. But not only in health and
beauty are we unrivalled, but we have
some as good groves as any found in the
State, of their age. Such groves may be
seen at this point on the Lake,, at South
Lake Weir, at Stanton on East Lake Weir,
ac North Lake Weir, and on Little Lake
Weir. So we have many visible effects of
what our soil will do. The settlement of
North Lake Weir is growing into quite a
village. One of the neatest churches in
the tate has just been erected by the
Baptists; Dr. Carson preaches for this con-
gregation on the second Sunday in each
month, and Rev. J. H. Curry on the third.
The Christian church has an organization,
-and also the Presbyterians. The former
meets on the fourth Sunday and has ser-
vices In the Baptist church, preaching by
J. M. Streator. The latter meets on the
first and third Sundays; preaching by
Rev. Benj. Helm. A public school is ,in
session for five months during the year,
.and two private schools are now in pro-
gress. To all who desire health, beauty of
scenery and good society, we say, come
and see.
We desire to call the attention of the
reader to the conspicuous examples of
what resolution and fixedness of purpose
will do for men who invade a new coun-
try, determined to carve out a home and
secure a competency for themselves and
theirs. The first Northern settler in these
then wilds, was Captain John L. Carney,
/ who came from Tennessee eleven years
ago, and by his strong right arm has ac-
complished wonders. Hie is owner of
400 acres hammock land, among the rich-,
est and most productive on the lake, both
for fruit and vegetable growing. From a
commanding crest a mile from the shore,
the land gently slopes to the water's edge,
toward both lakes, and into it, forming a
peninsula, 'which i.s now covered with
bearing .orange and lemon groves, among
the finest and most productive in, the
State. '
Sloping into Little Lake Weir is the
celebrated lemon grove of Ephriam Car-
ney, the Captain's brother, who, from
seven acres, sold $5,000 worth of fruit- the
past season. In succession and running
to the east along tlie lake, are the groves
of the Turnleys, Bullocks, Wright, Ben-
son, Parr, Tobeyi Ayers, Eagleton, Mar-
tin, Campbell, Myers and others.
On commanding knolls and bluffs, em-
bowered amidst magnificent ,oaks, gar-
landed and wreathed in Spanish'moss,amid
orange groves, are 'many elegant resi-
dences, the homes of comfort, elegance
and refinenient, denoting a cultured and,
educated people, as they are large hearted,
hospitable and generous.
This portion; of the lake enjoys the rail-
road facilities and advantages of the
, Florida Southern, from a mile to two dis-
tant from the OcklaWaha station. There
..is also in contemplation the erection of a,
fine hotel in' the midst of this corn munity
> cn.lon the lake shl.-re, tlhe I:,uildlilg .,f a
I^^l i_4Hi.i\ei l;.'iny. ti. N(.rith I-ake
h ;.h'^tfr ti'Shmet, ,lt ^a telllaleh


Less than three years ago 0. M. Crosby
landed in Florida and began to travel over
.'and write tip the State for the columns of
The iSouthi, of which he soon became gen-
eral manager of the Florida department.
The business of this popular journal hias
anvazing-ly increased as the various elegant
railroad and steamboat guide works land
circulars, maps and engravings bearing
trade mark of "The South Publishing
Company" witnesseth. Meanwhile Mr.
Crosby's energies have found scope in an-
other way, his truthful but versatile de-
scriptions of an attraction for settlers are
bearing its fruit, and his mail from parties
desiring to locate in Florida is great, and
increasing. While on a visit North to his
home last fall, he found the interest re-
garding Florida so great among his former
townsmen (readers of Thie South), he de-
termnined to locate a colony of Danbury
(Conn.) people, and Danbury, Fla., is the
result. The first month after the iand for
this place' was purchased, over seventy-
five sales of lots were made, on an aver-
age o:1 three per day, each purchaser also
signing a bond to improve the same dur-
ing the first year. Already many clear-
ings are made and groves planted, mostly
for non-residents. The restriction in not
allowing any one purchaser more than
ten acres of land, also wide streets, no li-
quor, etc., are as novel as desirable, and
are sure to attract settlers of the right
stamp, instead of speculators..-With these
restrictions Mr. Crosby, as general man-
ager, sells these ten acre lots at .very low
rates, in this way, already filling nearly
;i,000 acres. During the past month, mnore-
over, this gentleman ihas sold an adjoin-
ing 1,100 acres to Hon. S. Plimsoll, M. P.
of London, Eng., who has made him his
general manager of a similar enterprise
ior English settlers, with even more phi.
lanthropic rules, whiie another large col-
ony in Ohio are negotiating with him for
a desirable location. Mr. Crpsby is also
thle business manager of- the Danbury
Fence Co., whioh, established only a
month, has a capacity of turning out a car
load of 300 rods of their desirable fence,
per day. Also, he is a partner, in what is
destined to be the most complete nursery
of fruit and ornamental trees in the State.
Already 10 barrels of orange seeds, 488,va-'
rieties of shrubs and plants, and imany
thousands of orange stbck have been
planted on tihe grounds at., Danbury. But
most of our citizens know Prof. Crosby in
his public spirited efforts to establish a
"Village Improvement Society" in Ocala,
vWhich, through no fault of his, is compell-
ed take a nap for the present, when renew-
ed animation will ensue. We are glad to
state that Ocala is the headquarters of all
the above rapidly developing enterprises,
whose:idva;i:i-. we shall continue to note,.
with pleasure.


Is pleasantly situated on the Florida
Southerri Railway, 27 miles south of- Oeala
and 5 south of Lake Weir. It occupies'
Sumter County soit, but in sight of Marion,',
and is known as the Leesburg suimmerI re-
sort. Within a year it has had -uil ,-'.,d intl
_i,,\\il i'i.;r t.',i! l'- ,have already ,
i .i, ii, h u,,,..- a,,.,iii., ri l -lation and a
,,,,i,.,r ,,, h..i' -ii.l.-.|- I-l-,. i-iices erected,
\ i ,l.' l ., t ,-.- ; '," ni i iii -, o' o N t-liot on
\vwI ill.I l l "1r i .r I li' i l l,,i.;, tli n.-J 1i \.* ; il.|r

iln i "q 'I Yi l 1 1: 1, ,- i l. nt 11r. 1 li; lt .ll-i lit.
T ,:, iler t i;..t i- a ,, t 11,,.ri t., I. I t- _- ir-

',llii, i l ;i ',,n- l l: l m\a- i ll 'i gti d'-l- I '
] ir, it-- ,1. '. I li.- m ill n. aa ;ings

andluier iei'ns i' inl, Crntilf, a, short dis-I
-nce to the eastuiii.i k l. Dur'in, the summer theI
hotel yard', an acrelwill bei t- adorned andbe.
beautified by planting it in shary de andle
.-ru.it trees, plants-.r l.i.i ow,.,- intended, wasThe
I1'iilt aiirl li;'- t._..u'- -.iK-,...s.fi.illv managed
I.,',, Mr1. FuI.'-'Iiu1 ."li-_'l, i'il..1 lIis estimable-

public park ills surrounded and inte orange kingsed
andwith young ater-of Lake Gsrinch a short dis-ng
fitanely, to the east. Durin the ground has been sthe
wihotel yaregd, an acre, will be adorned rowdof
beautified by planting it in shadhave come up, arend
fruit trees, plants .and flower beds. The
public park is surrounded and interspersed
with young water-oaks which are growing
finely, while the ground has been sown
with variegated flex in alternate rows of
different colors, which have come up, are
in full bloom and present a beautfful, pic-
ture. The place has the usual comrple-
ment of stores, etc., and enjoy a good trade,
much of it coming from Lake Griifin, four
miles to,-the east, the seat of a very pros-
perous orange and lemon industry. It has
a flourishing school of 40 pupils, and steps
are being taken to establish a graded
school. The outlook of the place is most
encouraging,, and at no remote day the
junction of an important line of raihload,
extending westward to Wildwood, north
'Panasoffkee, Withlacoochee and the
Gulf The ,people located and locating, are
mostly from the Southerrni jt,--. a free,.
generous, hospitable, rer-iitalble, deserving
people striving to build up a town and
community whose elements shall be -a
guarantee that to be one of its component
parts will be honor and satisfaction suffi-
cient. Lands very reasonable, from '10'to
"_'., per acre. S. W. Teague, a resident for
three years in the Cohntry, well and favpr-
ably known, a gentleman of high-social
and commercial -L ai.hi ., will take pleas-
ure in giving any further information- de-


Located on the Florida Southern Rail-
way, some fifty-eight miles south of.Pa7
latka, is a tract of 3,000 acres, owned by
Judge Samuel F. Marshall, of Ocala. This
famed section has long invited the atten-
tion of passengers who have beheld it
frmn the car windows. It is notably a
high and healthy locality, with a magniifi-
cent growth of oak, magnolia and hickory,
and every variety of hard wood of which
the Florida forest can boast. The advan-
tages possessed by this tract are, its rich-
ness of soil and comparative elevation,
which not only insures healthfulness but
a remarkable exemption from frost. It is
a noteworthy fact that during the severe
frosts of the winter of 1883-4, the lemon
trees here were unimpaired.
For more than a quarter of a century
Judge Marshall's family have owned this
property, awaiting the favorable time to
place it on the market. The town plat
embraces 160 acres of undulating land,
adapted specially to the purposes of a
town. The ,most perfect drainage is in-
sured and all those natural conditions
which are requisite to salubrity and scenic
effect. The town lots are of ample size,
admitting of subdivision as future neces-;
sity and interest may dictate. Lots have
been set apart for sciiool, church and park
purposes; streets of full width have been
laid off, and the plan has been ordered as i
befits the requirements of a well-ordered
Adjacent to the town and extending far
back are tracts of from ten to forty ,acres
for groves, vegetable gardens ailt other '
agricultural and horticultural purposes.,
Eachof these tracts is accessible by wide ;
avenues. The land is of excellent quality c
and is highly adapted to orange and vege- [
table culture. The most desirable topo- f
graphical features exist and the general t
advantages of the pace are unsurpassed.
It is the purpose of Judge Marshall to sell c
both town lots and other tracts on favor- t
%ble terms to actual settlers. Full par- l
ticulars will be furnished on application s
by letter or otherwise, .


Al;tli.,ii on the Florida Southern Ry.,
fifteen miles south of Ocala, unlike her
,iselrs all over the land, is not consunmed
\witi town or city aspirations. It coverts
nore of thc*e. It is growing steadily and
-oi1-1-. into that kind of a community
wh eh the projector of the place, W. H.
Delong, designed, when less than a
year ago he felled the first pine tree to
maqe a clearing, where his present home
]..'i -r ii,,-. Mr. D.'s aim hlas been to dis-
posp of land in lots of five, ten and twenty
acres. He has succeeded admirably, and
drawn around him a community of
twenty or more families of his old friends
;.. l neighbors from Missouri, who are
making very desirable improvements, by'
1 ,,li, ll' groves, erecting houses, some of
.w.",l, are very cozy, comufortable and
it1,- buildings, and they are well
i.!,;.-. l with their new Marion County
hlmies. A mile west of the station is
Sm'utL,'s Lake, a fine body of water, several
miles, in length, and half a mile wide,
itsishores dotted with residences and
,,, iii, groves, w-hile in the lake is an is-
. _d 'oft forty .acres, on -which a very
.!'irrlmg bearing orange and lemon grove
, \.i,.,, the property of (',.i..,,,. Bullock,
O,"- i]:,.
One of the representative men of Can-
dler-is J. T. Henderson, who successfully
operates a saw and planing mill, fruit and
crate factory. Besides shipping a good
h'oam demand, he does a profitable 'export
tr;1-1,-, and is growing" a very promising
grove. The Candler lit,-i is owned and
,l1 ,i.,_-,l by L. B. Maltby. To those who
h:;\,- li :.1 1.1 casion to use its accommoda-
ti.iii, i words of commendation are
,,..i,.,. 'r,. -those who contemplate test-
i...- ia--, i.l. -like and admirable nlanage-
ment, a sort- ..... ,,ii,'.will suffice to sat-
i,'\t !,.[ ii.,-t exacting, arid impress tlhem
vith lh1i.' :;,i.t that the genial host and
mi hli,-;.v i,,stess know "how to run a
lI;,l.I" Mr. lv1. is also an orange growver,
WAii lia<{-\- i,... much time, study and re-
i--i,.h-Ii r, ti'.: history of the citrus fanmlily.
I, %". K'l-.,,i .nd, A. )D..loore are the voung
i..,w.lb .r r! '.r.,.i il.ii> ", s of this place.
Y l :i1; \,. r i ,.,:ii ;i"!',.-. in orange trees,
-,.*^ ..... ii,!_' into bearing, and are grow-
,,..i'; n. .\. rom M. Rickard's beautiful
Ii. ,ii i I a..ring grove is ample evidence
,.\ l; .'. ;, ii..,_, .'an do if he but wills it. His
gro, e.is a living witness. /
'I1,, contemplating or seeking new
., !,-.- .imonl g an exemplary community,
t'.ii ,.I go amiss in ,taking in Candler in
ill-,! Iprospecting.


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