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Florida farmer & fruit grower
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00055765/00060
 Material Information
Title: Florida farmer & fruit grower
Uniform Title: Florida farmer & fruit grower (Jacksonville, Fla. 1893)
Alternate title: Florida farmer and fruit=grower
Portion of title: Florida farmer and fruit grower
Physical Description: 29 v. : ill. ; 33-50 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: S. Powers
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: January 4, 1896
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Agriculture -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates: 30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1893; ceased in 1899.
General Note: Description based on: New ser. vol. 5, no. 19 (May 13, 1893).
Funding: Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved. Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002038466
oclc - 01387403
notis - AKM6256
lccn - sn 95026761
System ID: UF00055765:00060
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Preceded by: Florida dispatch and farmer and fruit grower
Succeeded by: Semi-weekly Florida times-union and citizen

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FLORIDA "



State rii ColleaeLAKE THE."DAISY"PLOWI



CITY, FLA. 1Ij _

NEXT COLLEGE YEAR BEGINS

MONDAY SEPT. SO. 1895. An Implement That Every Gardener and Strawberry


FULL FACULTY regular courses OF ABLE Agl'1culturall\lc-PROFESSORS Grower Should Have

chanical LKtllI- cI ullftc. Women'equiv
alent in length, studies and honor. Graduatesof
Latin-Setentific course receive degree of A. D..; Shortest Quickest Most Attractive
of other courses,degree ol I). S. ,
A one year'Bu>lueeg.Cour.e. giving thor-
... ough instruction in Commercial LawAntlmiitic. 1 O U-T J3>
Penmanship aud BookKeeping.A
year'* ccurse in Stenography. TypeWriting BETWEEN
and Telegraphy fitting students for business FLORIDA POINTS AND THE NORTH
Graduates of these courses receive certificates of
a proficiency. THE
A course in Piano Music has been added
Florida Central and PeninsularNEW
under an associate of the Toronto Conservatory I,
of Music, giving best facilities to students of the
Piano,at a reasonable charge. THROUGH ROUTES.New .
Military IiiAtructloii under a graduate ot
York to Jacksonville by
West Point. The young men are under Milita New Florida 1 Pennsylvania K. 11. to Washington -
e ry Discipline similar to West Point The
and Southern Railway to
College Physician attends all students without NorthernAir }Columbia, Florida Central &
charge Lake City is one of the healthiest places Line.Cincinnati I Peninsular to all principal
in America. High Pine Laud Pure Water. In J points in Florida.Cincinnati .
eleven year thete has not been a death at the
College. All courses are open to women. Stu- to Jacksonville by
dents not prepared for the Freshman class can Queen & Crescent to Chatta
enter the Preparatory Department.To and }uoo ra.. Southern: ll'y to Ever-
all students from Florida tuition is Free in Florida ettc Florida Central & Penin-
all departments except I'iauo Miulc. Music Limited sular to all important Florida
rtudeuts pay a reasonable charge.: Students points.
front other Mate*pay $20 a year tuition, it.u!ic Kansas City, Fort Scott &
extra. Young men Maid in the Mess IL.II At $1:o Kansas City Memphis It.it to 1 Kansas City,
a month. Young women board with families in andJacksonville 1 to Birmingham, Southern It y
town at$10 to$i5 a mouth. College year begins 'I hro' Line to Evcrette Fla. Central &
September. Peninsular to all Fla. points.
,
For catalogues address Louis to Jacksonville by

1St. Short Line to Du Quoin,
0.. CLUTE" PRESIDENT, Holly Sp'gg Central to Holly Sp'gs, The best Tool forjntensive culture ; saves the expenses of a horse;
I : LAKE CITY, FLA. Itoute.t City, Memphis & Birmingham ,
J to Diimiugham,Sou. does the work just how and where you want it done.
ll'y to ):;,'crcUcnnd F. C. & p.1

. 1 Sioux City & Chicago to Jacksonville -
'JOHN STETSON UNIVERSITY 111.
B. Cent to Holly
Holly, Sp'gs IJ'g", K., C. M. & D. to Uir- Thousands of acres of Truck and Strawberries are cultivated entirely by hand.
1,on t e. mingham. :Sou. It'y to EvcrI This little plow has been perfected with special reference to Florida use and

DELAND, FLORIDA.For I ette and the F. C. & P. with the assistance and suggestions of Florida growers.
Louis'ille & Nash'ille to River
both sexes. College, Normal School New Orleans Junction. F. C. & P. only
Academy, Alt School and Conservatory of Music, To 1 route with through sleepers
r Animtitntiouoffirrt rank. Faculty of twenty Jaekgo'viUe between New Orleans and
. teacher Seven elosant building heated by Jacksonville. Four Points and a Wrench Go With Each Plow.
t. ..tf am.lighted by electric ly. Hot and cold water
t baths. ''I horoughly equipped gynuta..iunt. Department 9 Tho F. C. & P has 700 miles of track in .
of l'hYl'ic"llullUle: with Alilitiry Drill Florida running through tho
for young men. Library of 6 coo colts ne S. RendIng Tobacco IttyHjHS, Given with this paper to new subscribers for one year for 5.00 f. o. b, at our t
:room,with all leading periodicals and daily Stock farming and Dairy Section, '
and weekly pap r5, Thoroughly equipped t"facn and Strawberry Lands, Store-room
Chemical and physical laboratories. Separate Orange, Ilanina and Pineapple Country, FARMER and FRUIT GROWER
buildings for Music and Art Schools, with aitisu Phosphate Jlelt.lias ,
of established reputation in chat ge. Opens tltr AHrer Spring and
October:2.: Send for catalogue giving lull.inform- Other Fine Scenery. JACION'ktILLLt's FLA.
ation,to The Great limiting Country
JOHN F. FORBES lleflt'ltelllle doted Plaiting Ground.
President.71orida. Has the best lands: for tillago, greatest vari- N. B. Special low rates given for Pony, Clipper and Hammock Plows in con.
ety of soils in the State,and above all nection with the paper. Write us for terms.

Runs over the Central Rldgeland
Where it is High and Healthy.
Prosperous towns nil its route and it offers
t ands the best freight facilities for any produce to WHY ?
I the Northern markets. Send> for the popular


I OrangesjResorts ( 60ng-"MY FLORIDA HOME." Go the Corn off the Cob Hands and
"Niggering
(9 with its spirited words and beautiful music on Blistering your
descriptive of an actual Florida Home, and Wearing the Skin off? Buy a"CYCLONE"
r which: is !gotten up in elegant stylo-Six pages
of full sUcd best music paper,containing also
a picture of a home in Florida and a hunting CORN SHELLER.SEVERAL
investments[ scene. It is mailed) on receipt of 10 cents(in .
stamps to pay expense ot distribution.)
Scud also for the best map of Florida(sen REASONS WHY YOU
free) and note the towns on its route.A.O.MACDONELUO.P.
( ;Developments A if SHOULD HAVE ONE.
Jacksonville, Fla.


I Attractions The Fla.f Cent. -& Peninsular R. R. It Is fully warranted-arcing: breaking or get

y$ Addrtli.G. I tiog out of order by any fair usage.

D. ACKERLY, Offers to ShippersThe It takes less power to do the same amount of
Shortest and Quickest Route work than any other machine of ta size ever
CeNtRAL PASSIMCCN, ACCNT, made.
BETWEEN 2' There 1 Is no time lost ,..nd01 are through
THE TROPICAL TRUNK LINE, FLORIDA AND ALL POINTS IN r thtllinx by picking the cobs out of the shelled
-' corn as the machine take the corn all eff the
JACKSONVILLE. FLORIDA. THE EAST AND WEST. cob drop the corn in the box or basket takes

... With Improved \ "ntihtcd Cars this company ',- the cob on around and throws it off at the back.
is better equipped than ever ever to By a little practice with it you can easily shell
handle the Orange and Vegetable Crops and "Iv one bushel 01 carl in about 4 minutes or less.
insure close connections and promptdeepatci' The shelter is small but it will do the work of
Known to all Eastern and Western Markets. ,-- many larger machine.

Everywhere. Through cars to destination with. The spring can be adjusted to any tension re-
4 Sold out change or delay. quired and can be loot ned when not in ue,thus
Everywhere.Grown Perishable freight followed by wire and l voiding any chance of its Ririoj: out.
Everywhere. shippers advised time passing various Junc- -M A sheller wrench accompanies every machine.
r tion points and arrh al at destination.All .
DR'I claims (')overcharges and loss promptly The manufacturer of this machine is rated in the Commercial Agencies at fi>5oco and la
v adjusted. personally known to the Editor U be a reasonable man The
*for W f See that your goods are markedvia
them. *rnd
Ferr '. Seed Annual for IN95. F. C. & p, R, R, CYCLONE CORN SHELLER
InviJuabietoall plaal.,.and lovers For Information call on or address the un- .
k Of Fine Ve f'tablt'l and Beautiful dertirncd: is not a worthleis claptrap affair but has fennine merit.
k Flowers." WrI'or. It-*>vvjDttriu C. B. T A VI.OR. Trar. A't, 0ca11,FII. Ri tail price I)oo. C:(Yea with thepsper one)'earCor 14.00 or as a premium for three new
). M. FEIIIl" A CO.. W, 11. TUCK Kit. Gen A'jc'1.Orlando Fla. subscribers at |J.M each. Address order to
lllel. O. )IIOLDF.N.,Trur. A'jrU Leetburr. fit
W. IU FULLER.: TrII\ A' 't.Tampa FU. FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER,
i Or N.S. PENNINUTON.Traffic Manager,
Jacksonville KU.W. lDok.on: UOn1Q. i

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Florida Good Enough for Him. low the seed. The main point isto Poinciana. Several competitors were unless it was young trees, and the
Editor Fanner and Fruit Grower have it acted on pretty thoroughly by in the field for the order, but Capt. oranges were hurt only in tho e three f
Enclosed please find my check for the soil moisture before the planting Simmons' samples and prices captured years.I .
$2 in payment lor my subscription, takes place, and not to have it come the prize, and he straightway mar can show as large and tall orange
which expired some time last July. in direct contact with the seed pota shaled his forces and set to work. The trees here as anywhere in the State. A
You have omitted date on enclosed toes. task has been completed, and the jelly man now intending to plant a grove
slip. -S.. ._ is pronounced by competent judgesthe would be silly to plant one that wouldbe
Continue the paper to my old ad- Potash on Peaches. best that has ever been made in killed to the ground nearly every
dress and home, Crescent City, Fla. this district. Only juice Orange in DeSoto
Among the exhibits of the German pure guava year. groves county
I hope to be back by Feb. i. Kali Works, at the Atlanta Exposition and the best granulated sugar composethe have been brought into bearing and
This country has its advantages,butI are shown four jars of peaches, ingredients, and the fruit used was kept up for less expense than anywhere
would rather live in Florida, and all from the same orchard in Florida. selected from four groves on the bay, in the State, less fertilizers have
am bringing up my grove there,thoughI The fruits in two of the jars are largein those of Messrs. Truitt and Tiler of been bought and they have paid a net
shall continue to spend about six size and bright in color, the other Lemon City, and of Mrs. Tuttle at profit of more money. The land was
months of the year here each season: two jars show fruits small in size and Miami. cowpenned before planting, and after-
until the Florida grove recovers, in dull in color. The peaches are of the The guava crop was large, and a ward run over lightly with cattle. The
managing the orange shipping busi- E berta and came from the Belgrovefarm quantity of fruit was marketed here oranges were bright and of good size,
ness we have established here, whichis of Mr. C. McQuarrie, at from the keys, but Capt. Simmons averaging 150 to the crate. We are
carried on in the name of my friend, Di Funiak Springs, Fla. The trees used none of it, as another jelly manu not compelled to ship for fear of being
C. B. Hubbard, of Detroit, Mich., and are now in their lourth year. The acturer increased the price estab- frozen.
Crescent City, Fla. orchard is located in the pine land. lished by Capt. Simmons, thus getting Besides oranges the land grows all
We have shipped about 25,000 sandy: soils, so common in Florida considerable fruit that had been promised i vegetables, rice, corn, sugar-cane, to-
boxes so far this season. The weatneris and in the South Atlantic Sates: the latter. This did not affect biccj, corn and anything but cotton.
really too wet here and ships t 'o where the long leaf belt extends. the industry, however, and the big There are thousand of acres of as good
slow for oranges to go through in good The method of cultivation in the cargo of some hundred dozens of glass .. orange land in forest as that which is
order, but fortunately there is sufficient McQuarrie orchard be briefly jars has been shipped to its destina- planted.The .
may
demand to give a profit i in spite of rot. stated as follows: Each tree, when tion, and will delight the palate of Plant System of railroads has
GOLDSMITH WILLIAMS.. planted, received about a pound of traveling gourmets at Lake Worth dur- given a reduction of 20 per cent on
Ewarton, Jamaica. blood and fertilizer, and during the ing the current season. rates on vegetables, and intends to
Orange Wood Ashes. for Potatoes. first year the ground between the trees This enterprise of Capt. Simmons' supply the farmers with tobacco seedto
Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: was cultivated into corn. In the sec coupled with that of his rival, has given plant. Two crops can be cut yearly,
I am one of your subscribers and ond year each tree received about a an impetus to the guava industry and the lands here are similar to that
should like to know if fresh burned pound each of sulphate of potash and in this portion of the State. The in Cuba which grows the finest of tobacco
orange wood ashes can be used on acid phosphate, and in November the acreage has been largely increasedover .
Irish potatoes without harm. land was plowed and everything turned that of all preceding years, bothon Lands can now be bought cheap,
Please state how and in what quan under, while in the spring followingthe the mainland and on the keys, and and with economy and industry any
tity. ROBT. WILLIAMS.. land was plowed, but no crops within the next two years the BiscayneBay one can succeed. Manufactories and .t
Crescent! City, Fla. planted. The treatment of the trees country will be the most famous farmers are needed. There is plenty [\
Orange wood ashes would be an in the third year was the same as that guava-producing district in the world, of merchants and professionals. Farmers ,
excellent fertilizer for potatoes, but during the second year, namely, the not even excepting the West Indies, with small capital, enough to buya
, should be used with caution becauseit land was kept well cultivated up to where the tree grows wild and the tract of land, clear and fence it,
is extremely caustic. It would be August, when a crop of grass was allowed fruit is preserved in many ways. build a house, buy tools, wagon, a
well to apply the ashes some time be- to grow; this was plowed underin The famous "guava paste" of Cuba horse, and by all means a few head of
fore the potatoes are planted, say two November and the trees fertilized has been introduced here, and has cattle, and have something to live
weeks at least, and stir it into the soil again, each tree with a pound of sulphate been manufactured in limited quantities upon until they can make it from their
so that the edge of it may be taken of potash. This year ((1895)) the but as it becomes more widely farms for a support and to sell to buy
off somewhat by leaching. Prepare lend was well cultivated during the known and its merits as an edible culinary coffee, flour, shoes and clothing. It
your land for the potatoes plowing, spring months up to within three weeksof adjunct more fully appreciated takes but little to pay doctor bills and
harrowing, etc., then run out the the ripening of the crop: of peaches. the demand will increase and the bus- but little to buy a start of hogs.
furrows in which you wish to plant, The trees produced a heavy crop of ness pay. Fifteen miles southeast of Fort ,J
six inches deep or more in order to fruit, and have made a most vigorous Dried guavas, prepared after the Ogden there are two townships of .. )
secure moisture to leach the ashes and growth, many of the trees measuring manner of the dried fig: of commerce, land subject to homestead entry; it is v: -
also to afford a long bearing stem for twelve inches around the collar. and a favorite sweet with\ the Mexi mostly prairie, with some pine and
the potatoes to set on. '1 his i is for In the same orchard are peach cans, have been found delicious by hammock, cypress, etc.; fine grazing
ordinary pine land; for heavy flit trees that did not have potash fertilization experimentalists in this neighborhood. for cattle and hogs. Game is not !
woods soil this would be too deepand and these are not only smaller The future of the guava is considered plentiful, and no one can these days
there would be danger of the potato and less vigorous than the other trees, here as promising as that of the make a fortune at hunting. Plant an
seed rolling. but they were two weeks later in ripening pineapple, the truck gardens or the orange grove and cultivate the land
Ashes and cotton seed meal will their fruit this year. canal land grapes. Countless methods until the trees get too large; by doing
make a perfect fertilizer for potatoes In sending the peaches for exhibi- of preservation are known; pre- this a grove costs but little. Nearly
in most Florida soils, but it they are tion Mr. McQuarrie wrote : Uid serves, pickles, syrup, jelly, canned all of the groves here were raised in
mixed they should be covered up with you notice the extraordinary difference : and marmalade are now the most that way. Old groves all over the
earth or the ashes \\'illliberate some of in taste and flavor between pot- popular with growers. The white county were planted in corn this year
the ammonia in the cotton seed meal ash and non potash peaches? The and strawberry varieties are most and made fine corn-as much as
and it will escape and be lost. You difference in eating is even greater common, and the Cattley reaches a twenty bushels of good corn to the
may apply these two articles in equal than the look. Note also the difference I high degree of excellence. The trees acre-and also fine crops of peas. In
quantities, but whether mixed beiore in color. The red bloom on the seem to thrive with little attention.- I this vicinity there have been shipped
applying or not, they must be mixedin fruit of the trees treated with potashis Miami Correspondence in Jackson. this season 2,000 crates of oranges and
the soil and covered up to prevent clean and bright, while that of the ville Citizen. grape fruit. Plant a grove and grow
the escape of valuable elemenis. II non-potash treated trees is dull and .. vegetables, corn, rice, peas, cane and
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you are going to plant a small patch greasy looking. The two great results Letter from DeSoto County. tobacco.
and want to devote,, extra care to it, from using potash on peach trees are Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: F. C. M. BGGGESS.
you may mix the two, apply half of it quality and earliness, particularly Your correspondent from Lake Ft. Ogden, Fla.
in the bottom of the furrow, stir and earliess, which means a great deal to county is off his base about orange -_- .. __
cover lightly; then plant your potatoes' i out fruit growers."-The American trees,,there and here, as to growth and In the Vineyard.
and cover lightly; then apply the remaining -i Fertihzer. size. Here in DeSoto county there Try the scuppernong vines and
. half of the fertilizer, strewn have been three freezes that damaged others of the rotundifolia family by
thinly, and cover. It is desirable for Guava Jelly by the Ton. trees-in 1868, 1884 and 1895. No cutting a few canes. If they bleed,
the best results to have some of the Capt. A._ R. Simmons, of Cocoanut trees were killed to the ground that leave them unpruned. It is now
fertilizer above anal below the seed; Grove, has manufactured just a ton were bearing, and only the limbs and growing full late to prune them, butas
but if the planting is done on a large of guava jelly this summer and fall j f I the body cracked open until l1895, and there has been no severe cold
scale the fertilizer may all be put be- for Mr. Flagler For use in the Royal then the trees had only limbs killed, weather, they may probably be pruned






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without injury. .They should be trained "cane" refers to the wood of the previous -! ganized or so thoroughly equipped for this locality, and I have seen no other

to, upon a wire trellis of three wires, the season's growth, the wood of the distribution of the crop as Sarcoxie. enemy far except the rot, so called;

; top wire eight feet from the ground, which, if strong enough, will bear fruit that is, some vines may be very thriftyone

the others three and five feel respect the succeeding year. day, the next they are wilted, and

ively. Pruning is not to be done when the Formation, of Navel Oranges.It in a day or two are dead. At the same

Prune the bunch grapes on the spur I II ground is frozen, and not to be done has been shown, in Meehan's time black spots appear on the tubers,

I system, using the renewal only to.replace -!. when the vines bleed.-Southern Stock Monthly, that the tangerine orange, and they quickly rot. This disease I
old Cut the
canes. strong young .
Farm. and possibly some other varieties, are have not noticed to spread very rapidly
E canes of last year's growth back to
formed through the effort of the orangeto ; plants next to the diseased ones
one or two eyes and remove the weak A Great Strawberry Point. make a secondary fruit at the apex would be unaffected by it, and I am
Each left will
canes entirely.
eye it failedto not scientist enough to give cause or
of the that
original one, only
The from the St. Louis
produce a new cane next spring, and following
had whole ruined
remedy. I one
make at all. In other crop
on the vigorous varieties, such as Con- Post-Dispatch conveys a lesson to the any original
words the tangerine is a well once by having "wet feet" (that is, by
,
of Florida which orange
cord, Ives and Perkins, each cane will strawberry growers
That when I
developed secondary fruit. How this plantin too deep). was
produce three or more bunches. It they should heed:
was fresh in this section, and knew
will be seen, therefore, that the num- It will surprise the fruit growers of can be brought about may be readily
much. I work Kentucky
the too was trying to
ber of bunches which each vine will the country as well as the dealers in understood by carefully examining;
methods Louisiana soil and
grow ,may be ,quite accurately estimated every city;to learn that Sarcoxie, Mo., oranges know in the markets as on ,
the thing was a failure. I have learnedby
the navel variety. In these cases, a
will be the
in advance. New Orleans next season largest straw-
small often be found at that experiment, and don't do so
in the United orange can
Times Democrat. berry shipping point
-.....- with the apex, sometimes of considerablesize. any more. I tried another Kentuckyidea
Pruning Grape Vines in Fall and States, possibly one exceptionWil- When this small one is largely that would not work, and that was
N. C. Sarcoxie will at
\ Winter. mington, ship
least of the luscious between developed, and the large one wholly planting second crop seed. A year'sresidence
Much of the pruning required by 165 cars berry
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in Louisiana made them lazy
then have the
the 20th of and 20th of suppressed, we tanger-
grape vines can be done in the fall .May ine. about coming up. Planted by the side
'i. andduring: mild days in winter. It June. That this is a conservative esti-
;,; of New York seed, on the same day
is best however finish the mate is fully evinced by 1; the quantityof
... not to What Food for Strawberries and in the same soil, they were just
-- .' work then. Dead wood and berry boxes :and crates ordered already
superfluous three weeks later coming than the
We prefer a mixture giving, say, two up
which when filled
old wood be and aggregate
can cut away,
nine of New York seed. The second
of
cent. nitrogen, phosphoric crop
r the weaker canes not suited for bear enough to load 165 cars. Carthage, per
seed made of
of On a good potatoes,
acid, and eleven potash. crop
and Nevada later both
.f be shortened not far ,
ing next season two away
may
some soils even more potash would be but were too late to have any moneyin
t or three buds. One of these buds, if led Sarcoxie formerly as shipping districts -
them. The varieties that
t In it is safe are
profitable. a general way grown
i but both fell and as the
will away
properly managed most likely
,
to advise three parts of fine ground here are Peerless and Boston Peerless,
make a good cane of bearing size the industry declined at these and other
bone and one part of muriate of pot and are the only kind to grow for early
Van Buren Ark. the
fruit the points notably ,
,
to
next. season, produce year
increased Sarcoxie ash for all small fruits. Thi mixture, shipments.
after. acreage rapidly at ,
The strong canes selected to pro until the present leadership has been when used liberally, is sure to give a Western seeds are universally con-
The of the satisfactory crop. Cotton-hull ashesof demned. I have never tried the
duce fruit may as well be left until reached. secret success
March. It will be light work to shorten I of the enterprise at this point was due' good quality contain over five percent Western seeds myself, but all who

them then to half their length or less, largely to organization, splendid man' of phosphoric acid and 25 of have unite in saying that, for some

when the other pruning is out of the agement and intelligent work in the potash. Two parts of these ashes to good but unexplainable reason, they
matter of the distribution of the crop. one of bone would give a fair fertilizer, will not produce well. I am afraidI
way. hasa and would, doubtless, be cheaper for will have the experience this .
In pruning these strong canes before The association there meets often, year.I
winter is over some of the buds most secretary who is paid a good salary, you than muriate. Do not try to mix planted twenty barrels marked and

desired for fruit might receive injury and works throughout the year in the the ashes and bone. It is always branded Boston Peerless, paid the

from extreme cold; they are much interest of the producers. The societyhas cheaper to plant the strawberries after Boston Peerless price (seventyfivecents

less likely to be hurt if left unpruned a good library, and gets most of crimson clover or cow peas, and thus extra per barrel), and every bar-

until the severe weather is mostly over. : the best periodicals and keeps well in- avoid buying so much nitrogen.Rural rel was put up in Buffalo, N. Y. I

The necessity of pruning the vines : formed and abreast of the times. Van New Yorker. Florida growers pre- also purchased from two different

exists by reason 01! the great product Buren, Ark., had the lead a few years fer sulphate of potash. houses in New Orleans. Needing
lack of led I three barrels more to plant the groundI
iveness of most of the best varieties. ago, but organization to
If left unpruned, twice as much fruit failure in holding the leadership. Irish Potatoes on Piney Woods asked that extra pains be taken to

will set as the'vine can bring to perfection Dyer, Tenn., will stand next as the SoiL send pure Boston seed. Well, they
and the fruit will not only be leading shipping point in. the West or Among the main crops to be grown did, and sent me as nice a lot of Bur-

Inferior, but the vine will be injured- South. It is said that Dyer will ship by the trucker in this section is the banks ss! I ever saw. I planted them

permanently in the case of some : fully 100 cars of strawberries next sea- Irish potato. It is about the easiest of but they were not what I wanted.

kinds. son, but,it is generally admitted that all crops cultivated here. The Colorado l-:The difference in the early and late ,

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SIX MELONS
WEIGHING 420 POUNDS
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MONTICELLO, FLA.,Juty 1st, 1895. ;.
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We certify that W. M. Girardeau weighed in our presence six of his :
new "Triumph" Watermelons,their weights being 67,68, 68, jO, 71 and 76 r :
pound Total for the six melons, pounds. f
420 Send for Catalogue full of information as to '

T. M. PULESTON Melons, Cantaloupes, Florida Corn, Giant Beg- ;: :- A
County Judge.R. Weed Shell Pecan .- -{'..
etc etc.
gar Paper .t. .?-y.,
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C. PARKHILL, '".. .. 'o
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JAS. S. DENHAM. ,
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farther north. The Early Rose is no cause the crop to, rot. Now as the Tobacco.Fertilizers This ash of leaf and stalk contained
earlier than Peerless. I believe that potatoes are all formed along the stem from 9.3 per cent to 29. i per
the Peerless will make a marketable and above the seed, the earth must be cent of potash; 27.7 to 49.3 per cent

potato first. You can plant potatoes continually worked to the vine, and For Tobacco. of lime; 7.2 to 15.6 per cent of magnesia -
here at any time after the first of Jan. never from it. If the weeds commenceto 4.5 to 17.5 per cent of f silica.
uary, but will probably gain nothingby come, scrape out lightly and throw Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: Schloesing has determined the quantities
being early. I try to plant betweenthe the earth well up around the vines. It has been said that in Cuba the of potash, lime, magnesia, sulphuric -
first and fifteenth of February, so as Two, or at most three, workings, and planters use Peruvian guano in the acid and chlorine in tobacco
to have them escape the late frosts, your crop is made. The ground must growing ot tobacco, and that the ex- I I grown on various soils. In the air.i .
which cut them back, but do not in- not be disturbed while the tubers are cellence of Havana cigars is due to i dried leaves of twelve different sorts
jure them to any extent. To illus. setting. I suppose every one knows this in great measure. Can you giveus I he found 90 parts of dry substancesand
trate: I planted my first this year that. By the time your crop is laid by any information on this subject ? A 10 parts of water. The potashin
about the first of February and the you have a considerable ridge, so statement from you would be very acceptable these twelve samples ranged from
last about the fifteenth. The first when the tors begin to turn yellow I to many men who contem- 0.8 to 2.6 per cent; lime, from 6.2 to
were up nicely when that blizzard dig with a two-horse plow. By guag- plate growing tobacco this year for the 8.5 per cent ; magnesia, from 0.3 to
came along the other day, and got ing it right you can turn out all the first time. A. P. B. 1.1 per cent. Tobacco always contains -
fro';n back an inch below the surfaceof potatoes in going once to the row. All Marion Co., Fla. nitrates. These salts are most
the ground. The last planting was the marketable potatoes are picked up, I The Cuban tobacco growers use a abundant in the mid-rib of the leaf,
not up, but are coming up nicely now, packed in bushel boxes or bushel anda good deal of guano, but not exclu- which, in different varieties, contains
and will get ahead of the first plant- half sacks, and sent right off to Chi-- sively. It has also been used by from o. 15: to 6.1 per cent nitric acid,
ing, which is just commencing to cago. The little potatoes I generallyget growers in Virginia and Kentucky; the leaf deprived of its mid-rib containing _
sprout again.In the darkies to pick up afterwardson also, to a certain extent, bat guano from o.l to :2 per cent. ..
ina obtained from the caves of Kentuckyand
shares. There is no profit
great
These facts cited the
the preparation of a potato cropit are to prove
other States. Guano has
but I have made a pecu
is better, if possible, to select a potato crop, always effect the fallacy of the many published statements .
liarly stimulating on growthof
of them and theyare
something out as
,
that lime is needed in
piece of land on which have no a
cowpeas
but it would be
foliage, a great er
out of the by May are
way you soil where leaf tobacco
been the before. It is cigar ingrown,
grown year
ready for another on the same ror to attribute to the use of this article
by no means indispensable that it crop and that the fertilizer must only contain
the which Cuba tobacco i
ground and that without addi-- qualities give '
any
and ammonia.
should be I have potash
so. good
grown tional fertilizing.About one hundred renown. Guano alone will give the i
crops on bare land. The ground bushels acre is a fair crop. Two plant size and push its growth, but Fresenius & Will give as high as 8
should be bedded up well in rows, per I netted $t bushel last when that is said, all is said. Guano per cent of phosphate of iron and 6
three feet apart. I then open the years about ago 85 cents.per I have ;tried contains large percentages of nitrogen, per cent of phosphate of calcium in
beds with a shovel plow, and apply at year several to raise a second phosphoric acid and lime, but very the ash of tobacco, yet the would-be
years crop
least one thousand pounds of fertilizer instructors of the tobacco
little potashand the latter is growers say
and while I could always raise a few I necessaryin
per acre, consisting six hun- cannot call it a success, and after I a good tobacco fertilizer. No, to- that phosphates of lime injure the
dred pounds of cotton seed meal, two found that the second were not bacco is native to Cuba and it wouldbe growth. If we take 1000 pounds for the

hundred pounds of acid phosphateand valuable for seed, I only crop try for enoughfor of finer quality there than in Flor- average crop of tobacco per acre, on
two hundred pounds of kainit. family use. Ia this method of cultivation ida, no matter what fertilizers are used. well prepared fields, it will remove 140
The fertilizer is scattered in the furrow remember that it is for level, Rank and odorous manures shouldbe pounds of phosphate of lime and iron.
and on the sides of it. avoided for tobacco rather let them There are over 100,000,000 pounds of
piney woods land, and in a section of ; I
I then take a one-horse harrow and country where a single shower will be well rotted down, fine, ripe and tobacco grown in the United States,
fertilizer with rich in organic nitrogen lime and I I according to the best information at
mix the the soil, then frequently let fall from three to four ,
drop the potatoes in the depression, inches of water.-Home and Farm. potash. There is a widely mistaken hand. Now, this crop will exhaustthe

which by this time is very slight, and idea that tobacco requires a soil witha soil of 70,000 tons of phosphateof
cover by running around them with a paucity of lime, and a fertilizer without lime ; of this amount more than

pony plow. My seed is now at least The county commissioners and city lime, simply potash and nitrogen. I one-half is lime.
four inches above the bottom of the council are working together to bring An analysis of nine samples of to- I I Havana tobacco contains in the
water furrow, and above any standingwater means for the extermination of the bacco, made by Fresenius & Will, dried leaves from eighteen to twenty-
that may come from heavy white fly in our midst. A concerted shows that the leaves contain from i three per cent of ash, mainly composed -
spring rains. This is important, as action all along the line will have the 18.9 to 27.3 per cent of ash. The I j of lime, potash, silica and phos-
half an,hour.with water over them may I' desired effect.-Fort Myers Press. stalks from 19.8 to 27.3 per cent of I I phone,acid. Schloesing's analyses pf

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Ammonia, 4r- to 54 per cent.
t. Available Phosphoric Acid, 4 to 6 per cent.
Potash (Actual) -' -
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I Equivalent to Sulphate of Potash, 11 to 13 per cent. .
Made Exclusively from Cotton Seed Meal, Nitrate of Soda, Blood and Bone, Acid Phosphate and Sulphate of Potash.

.: We also have a large supply of the Celebrated H. J. Baker & Bro.'s Complete Vegetable and Orange.Tree Manures. Also a Complete
Stock of all Agricultural Chemicals, Fine Ground Tobacco Stems, C. S. Meal, Blood and Bone, Fine Ground Bone, Potash, Etc.
WE SEEK THE GROWERS DIRECT AND SOLICIT CORRESPONDENCE.
.Write.. Us for Prices before Buying.

wnsoisr: <& TOO MEI Jacksonville
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Insecticide Lime, $7.00 per Ton,
Seed Potatoes at Wholesale Prices.
THE FERTILIZER HOUSE; OF FLORIDA.
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the dried leaves of twelve varieties as does the transmission of the germsof hours, but where the churn was filled I first thing to be done is to get the pigsto
:tobacco from various countries show typhoid fever and diphtheria in hu half full or a little more, and the cream eating before they are weaned, so'
the constituents to be from one to two man beings. In either case we know was not so di'uted' the churning that their growth wi 1 not be checked
per cent, of potash, lime 6.2 to 8.5 per they propagate readily in filth, and might be continued for four or five when taken from the mother. Until
cent. that the latter should be avoided. hours longer before butter could be four months old the growth of( frame
Doubtless the germs pass from pointto obtained. should be pushed as much as possible,
Live Stock. point in more ways than one can .. but do not attempt to fatten them, and
imagine. If Mr. Spencer will rid his Pigs for ProfitThe for this reason the less corn they eat
mind of the belief that I said filth most successful poultry raiser I the better. At four months old beginto
Filth and Hoar Cholera. would cause hog cholera anew, there ever knew, a woman whose sales of. feed corn, moderately at first, [but
This subject is discussed by Dr. will remain no object. of contention.1" : poultry and eggs aeached $3,000 a.. in ten days) )you may give them all they
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Galen Wilson, in the "Country Gentleman year, laid down, as a rule, never to be will eat, but you will get growth as
," in which he maintains the Cotton-Seed Meal. deviated from to push all stock so as i wen as fat, and more lean meat, if you
affirmative side as follows : As the use of cotton seed meal in to make the growth as rapid as possible keep up the bran slop until they are
: "That filth will cause hog choleraor dairy feeding is gradually increasing, and sell just as soon as market- i ready for market. I believe in feeding
'swine fever,'or 'plague have the its peculiarities as a feed stuff must be able. A man who has (for several! years I three times a day just what they will
evidence of my own eye. At a summer taken into consideration, and experience grown 150 pigs yearly, and sold themat I eat clean,and so they will always come
resort in the mountains a large as to any changes which are re six months old, siys no farmer can with a good appetite for the next meal,
number of swine were gathered from quisite in the treatment of the milk afford to feed a pig longer than this.I rather than to keep food by them all
farmers about, to consume the refuseof produced by the feed becomes valua have attained a weight ol 200 poundsat the time, as some do. I have for many
the hotel. Much of this became ble. As is well known, it makes a this age, and found the cost per years lattened my own meat from
stale and rotten before the hogs ate it. harder firmer butter, with a higher pound much less than when I .fed lon !spring pigs fed in this way, and thinkI
All were attacked with swine plague melting point, than other feeds to ger, and made a weight of 300 poundsor have a better quality of pork than it
and died, while the disease did not which dairymen are accustomed. Connected more, and the risk of loss irom di>- would be possible for me to buy.-
affect farmers' hogs in the-vicinity. Is with this fact, as shown by re- ease is very much less than (from older Correspondent New York Tribune.
this evidence good for nothing? cent experiments conducted at the hogs. If pigs are sold at this age the <
-. "I will now bring evidence that nor Texas station, it is found that the spring litters need not be dropped till Potency of the Peanut.
person; can question. The United churning should be done at a higher cold weather is over,.say April i, and [Concluded from Last Week.]
t' Veterinary :Medical Association met temperature when cotton-seed meal will be marketed before winter weathersets In describing the uses of peanuts it
{ recently at Boston. A report of their forms any considerable portion of the I in, so that no feed will be wasted i is scarcely necessary to more than re
proceedings was printed in the "New ration. The report of the experimentsays in maintaining vital heat. The fall fer to the uses to which fully three-
i England Farmer;" a paper "of trust : (litters can be dropped in time to get a fourths of the American.raised crop is
worthy character, and published on The cotton seed meal had this pe I good start before cold! weather sets in, devoted. The nut is sorted in the
the spot, under date of October 24 culiar effect on churning, the cream and in a good hog house can be kept factory into four grades, the first, second
1891. I quote from that report : 'Dr. requiring to be raised from 66 to 67 thrifty all winter and sold in early and third being sold to venders of
Austin Peters, as chairman of the degrees, as compared with S6 to S8 spring. 1 find it profitable to keep the the roasted peanuts either directly cr
committee on intelligence and educa degrees, when other foods are used inf (all litters till a month or more older through jobbers. wt.ile the fourth is
tion, criticised severely the bureau of f f conjunction with it. The cream may than the spring litters, so as to finish sold to confectioners to be used in the
animal industry of the United State!?; even be heated to 77 degrees and yet them off for market after the cold making of 'burnt almonds," peanut
Department of Agriculture.: He produce hard, granular butter.A weather is over. I find it profitableto candy and cheaper grades of choco
praised the execu ive work for eradicating good deal of difficulty in getting raise two litters a year, (for mature lates. The extent ot the use of the
pleuro-pneumonia; 'but,' he ; the butter to "come" has been sows give the largest and most vigorous peanut by the American people will
says, 'when we come to a consideration experienced by those who have pigs, and the cost of keeping a be more lully appreciated when it is
of its scientific work, much cannot fed cotton-seed meal, and it has been full-grown sow is large,and the second remembered that they use 4,000,000
be said for its efficiency.' Dr. the generally accepted belief that ri litttr will add to the profit. bushels of nuts )yearly (at a cost to the
Peters asserts that the bureau's inves pened cream where cottonseed meal 1 To make pig-growing profitable they consumers of $10,000,000)) which do
tigation of swine diseases has beet i rormed the main portion of the ration, must be pushed from the start, and at not Germ( a part ot the regular articles
unscientific and erroneous. He say s could not be churned at a temperatures the same time good judgment must be ol (food, but are eaten at cdd times.
that the department's swine plague i 58 degrees. At a number of trials exercised in feeding. Milk is the best The nut is used by the planter as a '
only'41 septic disease,due to filth.' A made at the Texas station, however, and corn the worst 'teed for pigs during fattener for his hogs. The planter
no dissenting voices were reported, i it the fact was developed that if the the first few months when they are I, also makes use of the vine under the
must be understood that these sentiments I- churn were only filled one.third full, forming bone and muscle. Yet I can' name of peanut hay, which is carefully
expressed the unanimous feelings 1 and when the cream swel's' and becomes make good, thrifty' pigs! pith corn as saved and fed to all kinds of livestock,
10 of this honorable,scientific both viscid and s icky, it was then the main food. Next to milk I prefer furnishing the best and cheapest hay
; 'Just how the germs ot this diseaseare diluted !sufficiently with water so thatit bran, oats and oilmeal, and can make to be found in the peanut section.
transmitted from one locality to could strike freely the churning a fairly good and palatable slop from Millions of bushels are being used
another passes the knowledge of man, could be done in from one to two these, and push a rapid growth. The in the countries of the old world forrr



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the production of oil, in which the made into a thin gruel and given but by far the cheapest: of the whole

nuts are very rich. This oil is regarded I I mixed with bran. The same prepara- list of. food materials. NEW MAMMOTHoultry

as equal to olive oil and may be em tions, but not in quite so thin a condition ... book ever pnblih Guide for, contain 1890 nearly Jlaed 100
ployed for which lpes, alt|irinttU In color.plans for beet
to constitutes food for
every purpose I I a superior lauliry hooves, lure remedies and recipes
that is applied. This, oil forms 30 to. fattening poultry. The flesh of poultry Poultry. and for all diseases and bow to make: "ultry
Sent
tF gardening par. poet p M tot 15c.
50 cent by weight of the shelled fatted is J oh1i Baucher J box 81
per ) on the cake white, fine and of -------------- -------------- -------------- --- r., Freeport, IlL
nut; it has an agreeable taste and smell superior quality." Ii Edited by S. S. DeLANOY Apopka, Fla.

and is. more limpid than olive oil, THE
From the above, and as a result of
which it very much resembles. :Examinations the various analyses, it can be con Exposition Notes. IMPROYEDVICTOR

of peanut oil manufactured cluded with certainty that the peanut Sometime back I promised to visit --

in Tennessee show it to be very simi cake is an excellent cattle food and the Atlanta Exposition and report _-- ,. INCUBATOR
lar in character to cottonseed oil and what I in the gg: Hatches Chickens by Steam.
can be made extremely valuable if saw poultry department. 1 Absolutely peir-regulattst*
olive oil.: It is sweet, palatable andz judiciously mixed with other foods less Well, I have been there and must sayI ehta- -_"_- and The cbt'apt'sUtrat-claaa simplest, most Ratchet reliable

.z- clear, and, in fact, great quantities are rich in oil and nitrogenous constituents. was sadly disappointed in said show. lu/ le jj; '-GEO.EUTEL in the market
; used, unknown to the consumer, instead Business prevented me from attending

of olive oil. A grade of food for animals knownas early: in the season of the poultry ...HATCH CHICKENS BY. STEAM-
In India Brazil and this show which started about the first of :
Europe, peanut meal" is made by grind- I Excelsior Incubator
it is used in the December I missed the ..
medicinally so perhaps
country ,
ing the hulls, immature peanuts and I e : i ;
place of olive oil. and is also employed those of inferior grades, such as pops good things and gazed only on the 1 ., ,_.-'.. ....-. I CIUI tut peration."j. Ttwr.sectyle Guarintted adslo.accrif! tobatch .' ai.

I by the manufacturers as a substitutefor : and saps and a certain portion of culls and inferior specimens, for infe- '" .- fertile: a eggs larger at j less rornU coil|than! .(

.the l latter in fulling cloth. As a sound nuts mixed with other ingredi.ents. rior they were from my point of view. Circular!tree.rii.l anjr l>rlcf other Ilr.t Hi-clua teder. fUirbn lowest
lighting fluid it lasts a long time, but As a whole most of the birds were sadlyout tic for mad. t:Eat.. II. 6TAIIU
This is carefully prepared, have Illu. 'rlalvue. 1 1 4'.1*4* aid t>t,V.IBC'1.11L
does not give as clear a light as other ing all the dirt and foreign matter of condition from being confinedso .

burning oils. It is a durable, non-dry eliminated. The fibre is also to' a long in small]], stuffy and dirty

ing oil of a light straw color, and it is large extent extracted, as well as the coops and a good proportion had decided .

for its oil that the nut is imported into fluffy matter, and the meal is probably symptoms of roup dischargesfrom -

Europe, many gallons being used in in a favorable condition for stock. nose, swelled eyes, etc.

the manufacture( of soap as a lubricantin The composition compares favorablywith Speaking of sick fowls I would caution -

machine shops. that of many foods now on the the reader to use the utmost care I X L THEM ALL

The most important secondary prod. market. in handling roup and other contagious
QUALITY TELLS
uct of oil manufacture is the 'diseases as they are sometimes the
peanut There is in this
nothing preparationwhich THE BEST
oil cake or meal remains after cause of serious trouble in the human
wpich
be secured the farmer
cannot
by
the oil has been extracted by pressure. himself without if he will family. Pus carried from a roupy STEEL MILL.

This sells for from $30 to $33 per ton I take ordinary care any in expense separating his fowl to the eye of the attendant is liable I here.sesndaforrcaralogae:> and low prices.story

in Germany, where it is used for feeding marketable from the refuse stock to cause painful inflammation and PHELPS & BIGELOWWIND MILL CO., i
'. peas possibly the loss of the Care Kalamazoo,Michigan.
cattle and sheep. After the oil eye.
before which latter would bea
selling, .
should also be used that it does not --"
which can be expressed has been secured valuable addition to the somewhat
there still remains considerable come in contact witn sores or cuts on
of the winter fodder
meager supply or. WIRE FENCE
the hands or other of the body. WOVEN
fatty matter in the cake, which, to- the farmers in parts
dinarily provided by
Plenty of and water should be Over 50 Styles The beet on Earth. HorMhigh
gether with its other contents makesa soap
the South for stock other than their Boll ttronff, fig and Chickentight
most valuable animal food. used immediately after handlingsick toucan make from 40
work animals. rods for from
\toe d0 per day
Dr. \V. R. Robertson, of England, fowls. Fowls badly infected 14 to 220. a Rod.I .
the made with
Although experiment with contagious diseases should be illustrated I Catalogue! Free.
in his experiments with cake as KITSELMAN BROS.,
peanut meal and biscuits food for .
peanut as killed and burned or deeply buriedso ,iRidgevilTe, Indiana.
a food for horses at the India farm, of the German army was not so successful that dogs cannot dig them up and ......... l.7:,' f ::-:; :. .:-- --=-_-':.:. :.'_:::.:- ..- ::-'_,
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which he was found that six
manager, induce the authorities -
as to to adoptit scatter the disease among the well

pounds of cake per day was sufficientto as a part of the rations, still analysishas lowls. Three feet under ground is By that time I had the whole house
keep a horse in good working con-
shown conclusively that it is a none too deep; anything less than that overhauled and a shingle roof put ou,
dition. In reference to its use as a
most nourishing food for man, and as will be scented out and dug up nine' but they never recovered from that
feed for other animals he : .
says with other well known formsof
compared times of
out ten. set back ; they lived but remained
"I have used the cake very extensively vegetable and animal food, it has a The Florida exhibits in the Plant stunted in growth. Some of them at

in feeding working cattle. An high value. and Agricultural buildings are a creditto seven months are not as large or

allowance of four pounds per head per During the years between 1861 and the State and I met not a few people heavy as those of three.In .
day, with forage, kept the animals in oil manufactured there who have their
1865 peanut was by eyes on another brooder house I had ninety
perfect health and condition. For fattening at least four mills in the Southern Florida as a future home. eight, they grew exceptionally rap
cattle I do not know of any States and used lubricant rail S. S. D.
as a by idly, but when about three pounds in .
better food, in regard alike to its feeding roads and locomotives wooland Marietta Ga. 26 '.
by 12, 95. weight I found they cuddled so closely
value and to the superior quality cotton-spinners for their spindles, and at night, the smaller ones would be

: of the beef produced. by housewives instead of lard for short Object Lessons. \ overlaid. I tried putting boards be.
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"As a food for dairy cows it is ad. ening in bread and pastry. The cake Editor Farmer atid Fruit-Grower: tween and going after dark and separating
mirable both in increasing the yield Now and later on the incubatorswill
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was eaten by many living in the vicin with my hands; still they persisted
.. of milk and improving its quality. The ity of the mills, and was highly spokenof be running. The bringing of the in getting in one heap. Re-
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butter of cows so fed i is firmer and little downy things out into the worldis
by those who used it as a palatableand suIt, sweating and loss. Then I sold'thirty.six
keeps much better than that of cows nutritious food for man. not the difficulty, but to keep them and after persistent effort got
fed of the ordinary oil cakes. there. Dampness and overcrowdingmust
on any The following is a comparison made the rest to roosting, with no more loss.
A allowance of four to six poundsof be strenuously guarded against
daily ,
by Professor Konig,based on the pricein Fifty are as many as ought to be
the cake,given in the form of paste, Germany of the following twelve or loss will surely follow. My second placed in one brooder or house. I
and mixed with two or ,three poundsof hatch last March was placed in whatI have found that if
principal foods reduced to "units of you put twenty
wheat bran, constitutes a perfect nutrition" : thought was a rainproof brooder, chicks with a hen just as surely moreor

1 food for milch cows. ,I have had cowsso made entirely of matched boards;jever.thing less will drop out until eleven re

fed for several years, yielding well was going on well up to main. I have always noticed that if
and breeding regularly. For sheep Nutritires Cost Pert three weeks. I had a lot of fine- with hen she will
Units ooo Units you put ten a gen.
there is no better food than earthnut Per Pound. in Cents. looking, healthy youngsters, when the erally raise every one, but the mo-

cake, but tor these animals I found it rain came on one night, the next crowd her then they com-

best to give the cake dry and broken Skim mill:............... 98.* 10.4 morning,: I found the floor where they ment you A. M. G 4
Skitn-nnuccheese,...... 870.0 it.o mence to go.
into small pieces. I had a large flock Pull milk........ ...... 1455 11.5 brooded quite wet. I got them out as -
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fed the and ; 1.275.0 15.5 dried it out and
cake
on for several years Butter. .. ........f...... ttb6 3 20.4 quickly as possible, Clipping Hens' Wings.
never knew any bad results attending Veal..... ................ 5259 22.2 put saw dust thickly over the floor,
Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower.
its uses. The ewes so fed regularly, Bet Feat t....... ............... 530.9 778.6 26.0 4.2 but just then we had a good deal of
milked well,and reared excellent lambs, Potatoes..... '.......... 138.2 5.1 wet weather. I spread oilcloth over I would like to inquire through the
Rye flour................. 6036 6.0 of the FARMER
while the mutton of these cake-fed Rice ........... 534.6 lo.o I the top, but nothing seemed to do any Poultry Department
sheep was of superior quality. Peanut meal......... ... I.435-0 3.0 good, the chicks commenced to look AND FRUIT GROWER if clipping the

"Many experiments have provedthe puny, get= light in weight, then I wings of hens will prevent their lay

value of the cake as a food for I It follows, therefore, that peanut would find one or two dead in the ing.. ; S. E. PECK .

pigs. For these animals it was usually I meal is not. only the most nutritious, morning, until only fifty were left. POMONA, FLA.., December. 21.,... .. -

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gray. Cut the goods 22. by .14 inchesin SCOTT'S I'I

:. I size, cutting out the .V's" for the
.: The shipment of English peas from Edited by MINNIE GILMORE MILLS corners and binding to prevent it be-

[, :Micanopy will commence in a few days St. Thomas. Fla. ing clumsy. Fold in place, using a {.

r .in great quantities. One phnter, who little glue to hold the corners in posi CARBODIGESTIVEE

has nearly fifty acres in peas, shipped What Shall We Read? tion. The decoration. for the front { I E

I :about 300 crates last Saturday, and C. The cosiest scene, to my mind, may be a design in oils of any favorite .
T. Scott, who has twenty-five acres of is a tidy sitting-room with a well filled flower, while a few scattered leaves is

: them, will follow in a few day .. Bookcase, a bright light and a table a very appropriate decoration for the Positively the one Remedy for the treat

Seventy-five men have been em- surrounded by happy children enjoy rear cover. ment of

ployed for some days past clearing the ing) their books and papers. There Slip the outside pages of the last

land upon which Mr. Flagler's new never was a time when there was so magazine into this. It will save the NERVOUS EXHAUSTION, '

hotel will be built at Miami. Grading much good literature and so cheap as book from being torn, and it will look

I' .. has also commenced upon the spur now, and parents are wise who provide well upon your table. If you wish a Simple and Aggravated forms of

,that will run from the main line to the plenty of wholesome reading matter. simple Christmas gift for a literary :
hotel site, and things in general are The children will become interestedin friend try this. It is suitable for eithersex dyspepsia and Palpitation of the Heart

looking pretty lively in the above locality. it, and the influence for good on and may be made as elaborate as
the minds and hearts is in desired. A of covered bookswas
Indian River Advocate. developing set paper
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Does your food sour after eating? Are
Grand Ridge through the energetic calculable. Many life has been madeor made into a very acceptable present you easily confused and excited ? Do

"' efforts of Hon. ,John Thomas Porter, marred by the kind of reading that by the addition of covers made of you get up in the morning, tired and un-
fell in its way. Here lies a grievance canvas. r. freshed, and with a bad taste in the
has secured: the location of a centrifugal mouth ?

sugar factory there, and work will against otherwise many publications and almost that are .! NEW TEA CLOTHS. Is there a dull cloudy sensation, attended -
be begun at an early day. Mr. Porter good indispen- by disagreeable feelings in the
sable. The stories are often flashy One of the prettiest novelties of the
head and ?
has contended that the soil in that eyes
and trashy, and many of them posi :, season is the new embroidered net- Are you irritable and restless ?
vicinity was particularly adapted to tively hurtful. We never could be in- work which is being used for tea Does your heart thump and cause you
the growth of cane of high quality, and to for breath after climbing a
duced to invite the ruffian, the gam cloths, bureau scarfs and many other gasp flightof
has convinced a number_ of experienced stairs?
bIer: the rake, or even the typical' fancy articles. The designs are generally
the
and wealthy Louisanians of the fact, Does it distress you to lie on left
cowboy ipto our homes and let them conventional or big floral pat side? -
is assured.-DeFuniak
and the factory ,
engage the attention of our boys and terns like poppies, pansies or large Have you impaired memory, dimnessof
Breeze. influence their lives by a recital of leaves. The articles are made of fine vision, depression of mind and gloomy


There, are several groves in this sec their lawless deeds. We would not white linen, with a deep hem,and just forebodings?

tion which have become badly run, care to throw our girls into the com- above which is the border. Before These symptoms from mean and that you Ner'ousExhaustion. are

down, have received but little atten pany of base, designing men or working this a piece of net lace is suffering Dyspepsia

tion from their owners, and appearingto women, or let them associate with in- basted firmly on the back of the linen There is no other remedy extant that

the inexperienced observer to be discreet, sentimental creatures, who where the border is to be worked. All has done so much for this class of trou-

quite worthless. We have seen one would fill their minds with false no the stitches are to be sewed throughthis )les asSCOTT'S

of these in particular wonderfully revived tions of life and its real responsibilities. lace while the pattern is being

during the past summer by lib And yet in these papers all worked, and after being finished all CARBO-DIGESTIVE

eral applications of fertilizer and these, and worse characters, play their the superfluous linen is to be cut away. COMPOUND:
brought into bearing condition. In parts in the silly stories. And it is When the flowers or leaves are workedin -

view 9( four years of prospective good hard to keep them from the children colored silks the effect on the thin
prices, there could be no better in- white is handsome. A If your case has resisted the usual
net
when they are in the home. A false very very methods of treatment we are particularly
vestment than that expended in the standard is allowed in many storiesnot easy way of gaining a good effect is to anxious to have von give this compound
resuscitation of these at present unprofitable otherwise harmful, and the charac- embroider the flowers in long and tnal.

groves. Manatee River ters take liberties not allowable in real short and fill the petals in with differ We guarantee relief in every case and

Journal. life. A few samples will show what I ent fancy stitches. The edges of the will cheerfully refund your money shouldour
remedy fail to produce the most
gratifying -
Mons. Dubois, whose wines madeof mean. A paragraph in one said : pattern must always be buttonholed, results.Please '
grapes grown at Tallahassee are "They had arrived at the stile where no matter in what manner the flowersare remember that the appellation

booked for the*hotel tables in this city, the hedge and a bend in the road secluded worked. Patent Medicine does not apply to

and which rival those of the California them from observation, and Scott's Carbo.Di-estlve Compound.It .
NOVEL SOFA CUSHIONS.
vintage, was among the "Times. clasping her in his arms he took a is a prescription put up by a leading
Union's" callers today.: He left im kiss." Is that the way we wish our Large silk handkerchiefs make pret- physician who has made stomach and
after with sofa pillows when worked with a nervous troubles a specialty for years.
mediately Deputy Thompson daughters treated? A prominent pa- ty and
We court investigation earnestlyurge
of Jacksonville, to classify the per advertised a grand story from a variety of stitches. A handkerchiefwith all physicians to write us for the
wines of the :Moultrie cellars, which noted author for several weeks before a large pattern, like palm leaves, formula of SCOTT'S CARBO DIGESTIVE -
contain about three hundred casks 'it was begun in their columns. Paterfamilias is effective. Every bit of the handkerchief COMPOUND, which we will mail

made from the White Niagara grapes, become interested, and when i may be covered, or only a on application, that they may satisfy
themselves of its harmless character and(
grown at Moultrie two years ago. the first number came he read it aloud, little work embroidered on it, as one excellent virtues. .
These wines are not to be.touched until and on through the weeks came a desires. Lay the handkerchief on a

they get the genuine sparkle and string of sickening improprieties, of piece of cloth and closely baste the Scott's Carbo-Digestive CompoundIs

"bead." The Florida wines have run which no sane and respectable woman edges together. The pattern may be the most remarkable remedy that

all other light wines away from St. would have been guilty. The heroineat embroidered with filo, buttonholed, science has produced. It has succeeded
Augustine and the east coast.-St. Augustine last "fell dead in love" with a detec- feather stitched or any stitches that where all other remedies have failed.

item in Times-Union. tive officer stationed in her home, are effective and bold. Gold cord I Sold bottle.by druggists Sent to everywhere.address$1.00 in
any
per
Along the Gulf coast of Levy,Citrus, mounted her horse and piloted him sewed around the pattern makes a I America on receipt of price.
Hernando and Pasco counties the night after night about the country. good contrast. Jewels may be usedon Don't forget that we cheerfully refund
finished in this style of embroidery with good results are not satisfactory. -
swamps and ponds have been dryingup The story was never our your money
results. In other handkerchiefs, some Order direct if your druggist does
like childrento
for the last seven years. Hundredsof home. We do not our
have it.Address.
not
acres which ten and eleven years read such stuff, but if we keep it parts are cut away, showing a piece of
all orders to
I velvet satin between the flowers.
ago were covered with water are now away from them we should have to or
dry, and pine saplings are beginning drop nearly all our secular and some This is slipped between the handker CONCORD CHEMICAL MFG.' CO.,
chief and lining before the work is
to grow where the water was two, of the so called religious papers. There
and is need of arrest of thoughton begun. On these pieces of silk or TOPEKA KAS.
three more feet deep. Is there certainly an For sale by J. K. Kirk & Co., Mala and Forsyth -
less rain, or do the ponds hold less? this subject.-American Agricul velvet a flower or butterfly is embroi- streets,Jacksonville. .
Some claim that since the earthquakein turist. bered, after the manner of the crazy
the finds its t m t work that used to be so much in vogue.If E
1878 water way to 500 BOOKS, ETC., FREE.Send .
the Gulf. There is something in it, Pretty Fancy Work. pieces of brocade are used they
ten cents and get by return mail
beautiful
need not be embroidered. is a
as the water is getting lower every A pretty magazine cover can be Variety souvenir of the Cotton States and International .
year. How is this going to affect the made from canvas or curtain cloth, the aim of this work, and the more )Exposition, postage prepaid, and your
name and address printed in the Atlanta Journal
health and the climate? As the water which may be bought at any store stitches that are used the better. of Commerce's special"Mail Order ryrectorv"
that will go to exhibitors and hundreds of mail
winters window shades made
recedes, will be colder and where are up, order firms who will send you sample books,
fin sli up our already blighted groves? according to the "Housekeeper." If Kerosene is one of the best. things .papers, etc.. FREB. of COMMENCE.
Florida Health Notes. curtain cloth is used select some neu-: known for polishing silver. JOURNAL Atlanta,da. ,






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Harper's BazarIN ,
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much more wholesome than that '

bought at the confectioners unlessone 1896. I Scribner's
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is willing to pay 50 or 60 cents a
The of
pound. Even if expensive nuts and twenty-ninth year HARPER'S
BAZAR, beginning in January, 1896,
II fruit are added it is easy to see that finds it maintaining its deserved reputa- I 0for Christmas .

I the skill of making is. extremely well tion both as a Fashion Journal and a

I:. paid. It requires accuracy and patience weekly periodical for home reading.

to make candy that looks as attractive Every week the BAZAR presents beau- 0 Frank R. Stockton has a Christmas love story which bean a
' I it tiful toilettes for various! occasions, SAN- o characteristtc title-"The Staying Power of Sir Rob D." Us
after
but
as tastes, one or DOZ, BAUDE, and CHAPUIS illustrate and t illustrations are quaint and exactly suitable. '
two trials even the most fancy confections engrave the newest designs from the fin A thrilling Detective tory by C. E. CarryU. entitled "The .
River ,"
Syndicate perhaps equalling Sherlock Holmes' best
can be made successfully. est models in Paris and Berlin. New f 8 work. Illustrated. .

Eggs used in candy making must York Fashions epitomizes current styles Joel Chandler Harris' characteristic" tale of a f&i&ful slave.
: "The Colonel's
Nigger Dog.
in New York. A
be fresh and confectioner's sugar, fortnightly pattern- 0 Other Christmas stories are "A White Blot," by Henry Van .
which is finer than sheet supplement with diagrams and di- o Dyke, a poetic and imaginative tale of a picture (illustrated);
a grade yet pow- rections enables women to cut and make "Herois-n Landers," by A. S.Piers (illustrated) and ,"Hop-
dered sugar, is to be used when called their own gowns, and is of great value to a" per's Old Men,' by R. C. 7 Meyers.

for by a recipe. Do not attempt to the professional modiste as well as to the 3 "

gain the same results by using a sub amateur dressmaker. Children's Cloth-

stitute. At the demonstration lectureat ing receives constant attention. Fashionsfor Sentimental Tommy .
men are.described in full detail by a
the cooking school, December n, man-about-town. Our Paris Letter, by i.

Miss Farmer and :Miss Wills pre- KATHARINE DE FOREST, is a sprightly By J. M. Barrie. -

pared enough sweetmeats to stock a weekly recital of fashion, gossip, and social 8
in Paris o Those who have read(and who has not 1)) "The little Minis
clever
doings given by
candy shop and gave some rules, new a o ter" and'A Window In Thrums" can anticipate what Mr.
to amateur candy makers. They woman in an entertaining way. 0 Barrie's "Sentimental Tommy" will be.
pre- Both the serials for 1896 are the workof O It is said to be the chief serial in SCRIBNER'S for 1896, begin-
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Cinnamon Bars. MARIA LOUISE POOL, is a. striking storyof
Almond. Crescents. Plain and Frosted. New England life. MARY E. WILKINS,
Meringue Glaces. in Jerome, a Poor Man\ discusses the |0Two Years for $4.50
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O of President Cleveland.
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" io IHB FLORIDA FARMER' AND FRUIT-GROWER.. JANUARY4 :
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: oidFarther" anJ'Frnit-' ; Grower,' the razorbacks have been shot or bred among the Zunis of New I serious menace to commercial free .J J

i up. Oviedo must be a helpless placeif to all intents and purposes That power will be deprived of
A Weekly Newspaper! published at 16 Main
Street,Jacksonville.Fla. t it cannot defend itself against a ing a member of the principal danger if the authority of
hundred'' pine slab swine. THE this way he learned their I State to prevent excesses and in.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTIONFor FARMER AND FRUIT-GROWER believes and acquired the confidence I finds ample expression in
One Year ...............................free in local en-
........ thoroughly a option no- savages, which is so methods for fixing the d-
For Six Months .. ........... ..... 1.00 necessary tar
Itf Foreign Countries ....................... 3x0 fence !aw, but it believes also in local ble the white man to of charges. Here follows a deription -
Subscriptions: in all cases cash in backbone. mythology and religious of the effects which
advance. No discount allowed on one's .*... injurious
subscription(except in a club), but to Proceedings of the State Horticul- tenant( Cushing can be from improper rate adjustments .
all agents a liberal cash commission will tural Society. to do his work in Florida between localities or competing ar
be allowed on all! subscriptions obtained "-o.'- of
The
des commerce.
This annual is regulating
published by 1
by them. Write for terms. report Report of the Interstate
:Toevery new subscriber we will send, the Society itself this year and it Commission.Advance should have adequate author- ;
postpaid a of Whitner's "Garden makes a comely volume which is sheets of the ninth to ascertain excesses in railroad I
big -in Fiorlda." For two new subscribers creditable to the State. It is replete have been received and to enforce with respect t
; at $2.00 each, we will send, with information as to the horticultural report the observance of relative jusce. ,
abstract few items
postpaid, a of Moore's "Orange we a : ; '
copy That legislation to this end is
Culture." l and minor staples of the State, and a
Bates of advertising on application. is a far more trustworthy publicationto STATISTICS OF vs and appropriate exercise of con
::.Remittances should be made by check, put into the hands of intending A preliminary income I vg power possessed by Con- I
postal note. money order or registered i immigrants than any of the glowing the year ending June 30, I ress has repeatedly been declared by (
letter to order of cluding the returns from 650 highest judicial
: FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER. accounts of the real estate companies authority. {
: Jacksonville. Fla. or the reportorial "write-ups" of men (there are 1,924 separate .
L who do not know rye from barley. in all) and covering the Reduction on Freight{ Rates.

.: CONTENTS.- Citizens could not do better for 164,529.38 miles of lines, is Our Fort Ogden correspondent men I

*Florida Good Enough; Orangewood Ashes their friends in the North, whose in the report. The gross ons a reduction in the vegetable rates .
for Potatoes; Potash on Peaches; Letter minds are steadfastly turned Florida these roads for this period made by the Plant System.

,j Pruning> from DeSoto County Vines in; In Hall the and Vineyard Winter.. 3 ward, than to obtain and send them' 003,022,853 or $6,096 per item in a State paper also says: ,.i'

; A Great Grape Strawberry Point; Formation of; a copy of this handsome volume. It crease of{ $13 per mile, Plant System has given a reduc- !

Navel Oranges; Food for Strawberries; can be procured by sending one dollar penses were $677,667,635 or of twenty per cent., with a prom- I
Irish Potatoes on Piney Woods Sail...... 4 to the Secretary, A. H. Manville, per mile, a decrease of $44 to give more if the people would ':
TOBACCO-Fertilizer for Tobacco .,. 5 Glen St. :]\\l !ry, Fla. This will also and net earnings were $ lant largely."
LIVE STOCK-Filth and I log Cholera; CottonSeed as compared with net The facts that the Plant
1 secure a memi; rship for one year. earningsol are System ,
Meal and Profit
: the Peanut; Pigs'.. .; Potency of 6 137,670 for the same roads .in have given a reduction of \

POULTRY-Exposition Notes; Object Lessons; Florida for the Flitter. vious year, an increase of $3 per cent on vegetables on the ,
Clipping Hens' Wings 7Oti A northern camper-out, writing mil Passenger receipts fell Harbor Division, which ex
RURAL HOME-What Shall We Read? from Florida to the New York Evening per mile, while freight receipts from Bartow to Punta Gorda. -
J Pretty Fancy Work. .1, .. ... 8 Post gain of $149 mile. was done because it found
: says : "The east side of( per was
1 Sweets Weight and; Rolling Candies: an; How Umbrella to Reduce; Greenery Your Florida is becoming too settled for the earnings and income,including the.officials that such reduction was

1 for Decoration 9 hunter, and new railroads on the westside from other sources, were $ in order to place the shippers
EDITORIAL-Proceedings of the State Horticultural are cutting up the gulf coast, so : Fixed charges and other this division on a pro rata basis
'. Society; Exploration of Mounds; that one must make: the most of his op i I were $336,351,946 and those on all other divisions ac
Report of the Interstate Commerce Com were to their distance from )
"* portunities before it is too hte. $53,135,5451, leaving a : basing
mission tions Regarding; Florida for Rapid the Flitter Transit; Specu'a-; Rtduo' "The pleasure of dwelling upon from the operations ot the year ( No promise was given of a J

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f""tbaof Freight Rates...:. ioiiiiKETs the contrast in climate will make one 075 030. The amount of poop'a reduction if the growers would i
; Romance... n appreciate more fully the wondrous paid by the same roads in the ss largely. I
Cultivation of A*pi ragus in France..... 12Ruvber winter climate of Southern Florida year was $61,504,785.
Culture in South Florida; Truck The Speculations Regarding; Rapid I
Fa-ming In Georgia. 13 the days, warm and balmy, and the net earnings per
Good Garden Soil. $1,977. In Australia Transit.
? 14 nights, cool and refreshing. Betweenthe as \
Weather in flapping nds of the camp tent the government reports, the Under this! heading Mr. John
Jacksonville.Week 1
Ending Dec. 30, 1895 star lit heavens nightly suggest a cold[ ings per mile were as follows en Walker discusses in the "Cos. t
wave, but the early morning sun soon different colonies: New South the possible ultimate
.. a i M a M ti.a III ii...-c.-.: drives away the gathering chilliness, $2,565: Queensland, $610; of rapid transit upon the great I
DATS. ;d COI d :I: q .G. :u:s 0 a and sends the thermometer up as highas tralia, $1,125; Victoria, $ monopolies of the I-

Decembers4.----.. -50 60 B H -z8 on the day before. Australia, all the lines, with nr He views in imagination a ;
72
44
.00
December 35... 60 *5 77 54 23 166 .00 "Last winter camping in Floridawas two exceptions, belong to the spiderwebted with good ,

December December 25.27..... 41 64 62 49 57 75.6o 40 IS 17 63 48 .03 T a failure on account of the cold Io j The capitalization of the on which horseless carriages,

Dtcembtru.December ... 46 51 .61 40 21 50 .( wave. This season it promises to be a reports was $62,951 per mile. or oil motors, cheaply trans. I
29.39 52 59 & 21 .'0 amount of invested I the citizens of cities to their
.. ever
December 30. 61 54 71 50 21 60 .60 greater success than the attraction money great
- in Atlanta having thou make very good roads, far in the country. He be-
!Mean....... 53 -6; 67 47 *' ; ;60i ; brought
sands the visions of a land threaded by
ToUl!rainfall. near enough to State's border BASING POINT SYSTEM. '
T Trace. to tempt many to cross the State's The basing point trolley lines, elevated
A. J. MITCHELL, Observer. system underneath which
line. Statistics place the annual migration i South, under which the cylinder-
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---- to Florida between 100,000 certain places as ,. cars hang down on pulleys and
distributing
Now comes the survey and clearing and 200,000, and if this number is i increased and competing points, fix driven with tremendous speed and
for a new Flagler hotel at Miami
He
slight estimates
the
one-half expense.
by on account of the rates thereto and therefrom,
Florida is getting into the habit of f t of these roads elevated
Cotton States Exposition, most of the rates to and from all other i on stout
building a new hotel, worth a million ] hotels and boarding-houses of the the same general territory by at not over $1,000 per mil .
or two, about every year. so built and
cheaply
.. Peninsula. State will be filled. to such through rates the local having
psi a vast net-work
as they would
'A State item in force between the
going the rounds says: Exploration of Mounds. could no be
more
con-
"About one hundred head bl'hogsare Lieutant Frank Hamilton Cushing, ters and the other localities, is and monopolized by

loose at Oviedo and Lake Charm, of the Bureau of American Ethnology, to have been uniformly than could the county roads.corpora-

and they cost an estimated less to Smithsonian Institution, Washington I by the commission. The Social These horseless carriages and

those places of $600 per month, by D. C., has arrived at Tarpon Springs s .. case, now on appeal by the i on good roads would do bicy-

rooting up young crops, destroyingmature with his wife and a party of assist' the Supreme Court of the street car monopolies, and cheap away .
States! !?, arose through rates .
and
ones, preventing the planting ants, on his way to make a thorough roads would so
of others." Such statements exploration of the Indian mounds. cording to this method. The our present system nearly of railroads super.

damage the'cause of a j judicious local After an investigation in that vicinity j! point practice was also a main be so cheap that the grip of

option lafor they are unreasonable.The he will fit out a small vessel and prosecute [ |i' of two decisions rendered corporations would be forever grasp

editor of this paper lives in a his researches as far south as the year in cases arising at The article is a very inter.
community where there are about 150 Ten Thousand Islands and the Ever SOME GENERAL OnsERV speculation.

acres of strawberries, worth at least glades. The tendency toward railway ..

$200 an acre, and the markets are well Lieutenant Cushing is the officer arson is very marked, and There is a growing demand for sea

supplied with good pork, but hogs who several years ago achieved international -; future combination of carriers > cotton seed, and Commissioner
dj not work $:5'worth of, damage reputation in ethnological such extraordinary power as to will also endeavor to
la a year. Fences have been built, circles by going" into voluntary exile! tute, in the estimation of many seed for the staple crop. sup ,









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Markets. arrived from Germany this week, and advices THE
report much moro duo next week. i
Celery has had an active demand, especially i
fancy }large, which has continued FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA
JACKSONVILLE, Fu., Jan. 3. scarce,and prices on such haveadvanccd
FRUITS AND PRODUCE but ordinary and common grades are ,
t Corrected by Mars Bros. without improvement. Cauliflower has J'ACKSONVIT..tL.

These are average quotations. Extra choice arrived sparingly, and when fancy, extremely
lot lots fetch sell lower.prices above top quotations while poor high figures were realized. New The Oldest National Bank in the State.

Crapes s-lb basket.................. .33 Orleans lettuce has been in moderate
Oranges Florida........ ...... .....4.50105.00 supply) and fancy scarce and saleable at CHARTERED, 1874. CHARTER EXTENDED, 1894.By .
Lemons, Messina, box............... 3.00
Apple bbl...... .. .... ..3 50 6.00 or higher, but most of the offerings conservative yet liberal methods, this bank has achieved the highest reputation for solidity
English Pras bu..... .__...... .. 1.25 arc poor.and general sales from 5.03 down. strength and ability to meet all legitimate demands.We .
Peas, Clay, bushel..... ...... ....... 1.2S Small lots of New Orleans ealiflower have buy and sell foreign and domestic exchange on the most favorable terms, drawing our own
.
.. Wnippjorwill.................. 1.35 drafts on all parts of the world.
Lady................ .............. 2.10 arrived and brought extreme prices. We invite a visit or correspondence looking toward business relations, assuring you that your
Blackeve...... ................Of .50 Florida lettuce in good demand and firm favors shall at aU times receive intelligent and careful attention
Browneye. ..... ............ ... J.'5 with a few fancy marks exceeding
Cocoanuts.... .... .............. 400 quo- JAMES M. SCHUMACHER, R. C. COOLEY
Peanuts best brand...... ............. 4% Los tations. Florida beans have gold up to
President.
Cabbage. N. Y. each ................ .08 5@Q for choice, with prices ranging downto Cashier.
Potatoes,New York bbl...... ........ I 60 1.00@2.00: for common. Other Safe
I. jacks ..... .................. 125OnionJi Flori very Deposit Boxes For Rent.
t bbl ............ ........... 2.00 vegetables generally inferior
.. sacks... ................ .... 175 and felling slowly in range of ]prices
Eggs.......... -x..........-... ...- .23 quoted. The moderate quantity of Bermuda -
1 VEGETABLES AND POULTRY. vegetables in this week sold well THE LAKE GEORGE NURSERIESare

Corrected by Davis & Robinson. when showing desirable quality.

Yellow Yams bush ........ .......... 3510.40 Beets Bermuda, per crate, 1.2.1; to 1.50; offering a fine lot of Budded Trees for sale for season of'95 and 96, including a limited supply of
Sweet Potatoes, ...................... .30 Charleston, per 100 bunches, 4.00 to 5.ooi;
'. Hubbard !squash, bbl................. 1.50 Caul flower,good to !prime, per bbl., 4.00 GENUINE BOONE'S' EARLY TREES AND BUDS
Lettuce, doz. ..... .... .. .............. .15 to .30" to 6.00; poor to fair, 1.00 to 3.00 Cabbages -
.. ......... .......... ;
to
Celery
? .3. .50 I : and Island Also Crape Fruit. Tardiff*. Magnum Bonum, Mediterranean Sweet, Bessie. Tangerine and
Egg Plants, bbl ..................... i.Sotoi.co I Jersey Long per 100, Sanford's and Villa '
common Orange Sicily Lemon Franca Lemon. Grown to stakes. All Sour
Tomatoes, crates. .....................2.CO to 250 2.50 to 4.00; State, per 100, 2.00 to 3.00; stocks. Write for prices on
Sweet Pepper bu. .. '" ............ 1.50 to 200Ii' II foreign, per ICO, 6,00 to 0.50; Celerywestern to'V.
Green Beans,crate..... .......- ....1.50102.00 \V. FIAWICINtsJ & SONS
r Peas,c-r..te................. .... 15010200 ; fancy, por doz. stalks, GOc to 85c;
Turnips,buuch...... .......... ...... .0310.16 Ctlcry, New Jersey and Long Island, per Georgetown, Fla.
Pumpkins, each... ................... .o5 to .10 doz. flat; Lunches, 1.00 to 1 50; Cucumbers
Kersnaws, each.... ...... ......... .o5 to .10 Florida
l.CO 3.CO
Parsley,per djz. bunches ............ .20 to .35 per crate, to ;
Green onions per doz. bunches..:.... .15 to .23 Egv-plantH: Florida per barrel,3.00 to 6 50; A leading reason far warranting our eeed! u per
Pepper hot.bushel..................1.00 to 1.50 per half barrel box, 1.50:) to 3.00; Lettuce, ;- ... tirbt page of Catalogue,la,we r-01UMa(large pore .
Sage well cured, Ib............_...... .25 New Orleans / r- turn oftb..m. As the original introducers of
barrel
Hrus........ .................-....... 3to .?5 per 4.CO to 6.00; Warranted d "_ OtV'S' --:- thtCoryl1lJILolIgrll1owCorna.MUI:
Roosters .. ... ............ ...... .25 Florida per half-barrel basket 1.5'!) n> {; .C\ / Meloh.UUioand BJrbuuk Potatoes,Warren.
b Broilers............................... 15 to .'5 3..10, ; Onions.! Oranjro: eouutyHto, 1.00 : .., ItubhurU and Murblelittid: Squashes.; Marble
........... v haul Early Marrowfat Pea. Eclipse Beet, Ken.
Turkeys, per pound,gross. .10 to 1.75 red 5l; SOc white. lianvl
Ducks..................... ........... 25 to .35 ; to ; jxr' Iep o'" tucky Wonder and Early Marblebead Globe and Danvere Horticultural Bed
Gees. .. .u......... ............. .33 to 40 1.2,) to 2.00; yellow )per' barril J, 1.10 to Seed d .. -f. Globe Beans Onions Soutbport, All Seasons and Marblehead Mam
................ .... 1.25 red, : Peas L- .
j New Beets per 100 .50 to .00i ; per burl 90J to l.t-0; of. motb Cabhages and numerous: other valuable veger
Water Cress, per doz. bunches ... .30 10 .51 tables, we solicit share of the public patronage.' Our
giccn. Florida( ) crate, 1.00 to 3.50
Cauliflower doz... .. ................ 10010150Leek per ; Catalog Vegetablesond Flower> t or 18U6 containing
i pertloz bunches...... ......... .75 :JSquash: Florida per crate, 60 to i5c; many new Vegetables&:Flowers A:the best of the ol-i M ill besent/ree. J.J.H.GKKI.ORY*tiO. ..a rtiriM4M."
Radi he*, per doz............... ..... .15 Suing beans, Florida per crate, :2.00 to
t Cucunlbrrs.crete...... ............... 2.50104.00Nov.'Potatoes 5.1U(; ; Tomatots: Florida, per carrier, 1.50
per barrel .... .... 3.50)05.00Spinuch )
t' per busheL................. 75 to 1. .t Cabbage. Florida ........... ......... .c5toS} .
tJ'+ Wild Ducks......... ..... ...... .... 1510 .35 -Q-*-
I Rabbt*...... ......................... .10 ." Get Ahead of Hard Times
t ui.rcli.. ... ...... ................. .o8 to .10
Quail ..... '................... .10
,j Uovei.............. ................... 05 to .06 On the first of January next the magazine -

{l New York Markets. been devoted Romance to, fiction which entirely has heretofuro, will undergo Y nY'8 WHR7 YOU WANT TO DO IN 1896

a ccmplctc change and will be

issued as a five-centmagaziue, filled with And the quickest and easiest way to do it is to raise what you consume
Orange illustrations of a !popular kind. The
Liberal arrivals of California fruit have m.'ig.izine will be a considerable novelty, on your own farm.

met a fairly active demand, but the tendency the idea being to emphasize' the illustrated -
. of tlio market has been towards sid of it rather than the
text THE FARMER WHO RAISES HIS OWN LIVING, ON HIS OWN FARM IS
slightly easier juices. Tlio moderate arrivals
There will be forty-eight I pages; containing -
. from Florida sell well \\ hen fancy, ; not les than sixty illustlttionsprint- PRACTICALLY INDEPENDENT OF HARD TIMES.

J't, and a few extra line bri;,:hts have I hewnplaced ed from the best of plates on the best cf

rc i ata |prenrluur' but I many are below pajM) 'r. There will be pictures of noted One of the greatest helps in a healthful family living is an ample supplyof
'I tho requirements of fastidious'trade t : and I painter, of people of the day, of actors If in line have
1 good, fresh vegetables. you mean to keep you must a good
}, Euch move slowly in competition with and actresses: of literary individuals! at
A' California and foreign fruit. Grapefruit i at home. Scientific matters will be vegetable ,garden.: It is the most profitable investment you can make.

[: -. wanted. Small lots Florida tall rilll'.* treated of and amateur photography We can for $1.00 send you this collection of vegetable seeds named,
j have sold at extrem** prices-in instances in the United States. It contains seed
: will bo given a generous space. Altogether postpaid, by mail, to any post office
i I even above our top quotations.: Florida, the desiirn has met with a cordial enough for a good garden for any ordinary family. You get more seed and
choice to fancy, brijjUr; 4.50 to 5.00; 1'1IS.I wherever of and readers
I reception fpoken better seed for the in our "DOLLAR FAMILY GARDEN COL.
set 4.00 to 4.50; common to go ul. ::t.25 to will be to profit money
sure by purchasingthe
:. 8.75; California' ; navels: 3.5U to 4.00; seedlings cally numbers, w1.clu will form a LECTION" than you can get from any other seed house in the country.

, : 3.00 t. 3.2:1grape; : fruit, Florida. perfect little picture book of genuine Send for it at once and you will be more than satisfied.

#i1 5.50 to 0.50; tangerines, Florida, 10 00 t r rnntemportryiuterest. 52 Lafayette Place,
12.00. N. Y. I I I I I I I I I I I I i i I I I I i I I I i i I
i If Apples.

( Northern, winter sort*, (ino to fancy. $1.00 FAMILY GARDEN COLLECTION
''f 2.23 to 3 00; Wino Sap, Va., 2.00 to 3.00; The Rural Ncw-Yorkcrhe1ps

'1 York imperials! ''a., 200 to J.OOi; other &1.OO POSTPAID.
': red varieiioVa.., 2 IK) to :2.50) : Ben Davis: reduce the mortgage and increase .lilY

,. western: per d.-h. bbl., 1.75 to 2.00. 1 Pint Rust Proof Wax Beans 25c 1 Packet Bermuda Onion 05c
t l' itHtoe". the profits of the farm. 1 Pint Ulis Everbearing Peas 25c 1 Packet Long Green Cucumber 05c
}t'; Rereipt for the week, domestic, bar: 1 Ounce Eclipse Beets lOc 1 Packet Giant Curled Mustard C5c
I'J rel.-: 23,700: Continent, sacks, 208; Her- Let us send it this week. Send 1 Packet Sure Crop Cabbage (early: ) lOc 1 Ounce Early White Bush t Hquash 10c
I nlulalId \V. I., barrel., 31(5( ; Hermud.i I; Packet Ct'ntennial Flat Dutch Cabbage 1 Ounce Seminole Watermelon lOc
1. No. I ,per bbl l 5.0J to (i.r,0; No. 2. 2.00 to your address ; no money.The I (late) lOc 1 Ounce Purple Top Globe Turnip lOo
F; 3,01MaineIicbr"npcrsckl.lOtul.12.; Rural Nev-YoHcer. 1 Packet Drumhead Cabbage Lettuce 1 Packet Ponce de Leon Muskmelon 05c
\;; Island in bulk bbl. 1.00 yellowpweets. 0.5c --
Long; per ; ',x: Pearl5uect.New. York
! Vineland, fancy per bbl. 4.00 to 1 Packet Dwarf Champion Tomato Ooc $1.500
r'f: 4.50; other So. Jeivev, cloth )head3.5, :; to 1 Ounce Long Scarlet Radish: lOc pr'No change will be allowed in this collection.
t" 3.;:); Jersey, per d-1). bbl. 3 23!; to 3.30; US. We sell Jour Poultry, Veals,
a tl Jersey, poor to gooJ, 2.00 to ;3.00.; I TRY est Fruits Prices.and all DAILY produce at h1ih- $1.c O FOR: i.OQflat is what you get in this Collet lioa.

stncl. prices and reference, write
r: Vegetables. ___ 1?. L tOt) ; & SON 183 Itoade SU N. Y.
) Receipts of onions for the week 520bbls. :? H. G. HASTINGS & CO., Seedsmen,

, Strictly: prime have been in light: ,
t. supply anti held about steady, hilt de- Tit GEXCIXE "Br.OVTN'9 BRONCHIAL
, niand baa b cu limited!, mId frozen stock TKOCHES arc sold only in boxt s. Theyare Interlachen, Fla.jy .:

iIa, which has ('Outiuul'l'cry plentiful, has WOUJl'1[ullv effective for Coujrli,
I) illustrated It's for the Southern farmer. >'.
catalogue.
'irritation Send for our finely :
''J been almost entirely neglected. Cabbagein ; Hoarseness or of the Throat .
ii fair demand and steady ; 61 packages caused by cold. ;! >


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The. Cultivation of Asparagus in I I set being indicated by a small stick .

France.In placed in the ground. One or two-
no other special culture do the
year-old seedlings are generally usedas Successful
French such the
surpass to a degree
sets. They are never planted at a
rest of tile world as in that of aspara-
less distance than two feet each way.

gus. Not only is the best asparagus For exhibition purposes plants are set growers of fruits, berries, e; .. '\o .::0.-.. ;;c Ii! ..
raised in France better than thebest i
of any other country, but the qualityof three and even four feet apart. and all kinds of vegetables, .1 Just as Good as Page" Won't' Gol!
At the place where each little stick
the French as found in the know that the largest yields and "Sell you a ticket over the J. A.0. A.P. for
crop
stood a small conical heap of( compostor less money" said the Scalper. "Not If I
French markets not only in Paris, mould from thoroughly decomposedmanure best quality are produced by know myself,"said the traveller. 'The Road
hat uses Page Fence will also use best rails
but all over the country, is far supe- is made, and the center of the the liberal use of fertilizers and best equipment." Can't put me on- the
rior in the .sold bargain counteryet.
quality to
in the markets of other asparagus countries. crown of the set is placed on top of it, containing at least 10% of PAGE WOVEN WIRE FENCE CO., Adrian, Mich.
the fleshy roots being spread, radiating -I
The excellence of French
asparagusis in all directions down the sides of
secured by the most careful and sys Actual. Potash.Without .
the small hill. The roots are then
tematic cultivation, and as the French
covered with additional compost or DROP A POSTAL
methods differ so materially from ours,
the liberal of Pot-
mould one or two large handfuls use
in the of ''' '
especially practice allowingthe being used on each setthe roots ash soils it is n"1ER": -
; on sandy impos- Wi IN THE
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freeze in winter whilein
crowns to
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only and not the crown being so cov- I I! &:
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fruits berries and -..," ..
sible !
this country it is an almost universal to grow :Y..I'e..... ?$ ; ..A) ; '.t
ered, the hills are made larger but J.':-- I I. ![ SLOT
custom to protect them by a heavy vegetables of a quality that will !
not higher, by the process. Loose soil .\.
mulch of manure, and in the summer is then filled in between the hills and command the best prices.Our Ii"i i ;,1''I II I I II! AND GET A CATALOGUE.
fertilization of the plants, that we have : !1:1": ""I A list of the best seeds sold
level with the crowns of the sets. This pamphlets are not advertising circulars boom. !:: )::" anywhere. 11 any choice noveltl -
asked Monsieur Henri L. de Vilmo- lag special fertilizers,but are practical works,containing pq IdlIII i :, .s,and prices are rlgbt. Obtains -
f
soil has been prepared by scraping the r
rin ,who of French latest researches on the subject of fertilization,and 100 pages,400 Illustrations,
speaks vegetablesand surface of the beds three to four inches are really helpful to farmers. They ar; sent free foi beautiful colored plate*, honest descriptions.
French methods of cultivationwith the asking. They cwt us 11 cents each but will be
deep before marking out the place for GERMAN KALI WORKS,
the fullest of the Mailed Free if You Kane This Paper.IOWA .
knowledge 93 Nassau St.,New York.
the sets and by heaping the loose soil
subject and the highest authority, to SEED CO.. DCS Moines, Iowa.
in the walks between the beds or the
describe for the benefit of our readers Right in Sight

the methods by which the French asparagus rows.After .
is produced. The follow de. the first summer and fall, when Sure Saving ShownWe'll giiuuiiiiiuiiiuuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiutiiiHitiituiniiunniiuntiu' tc '-
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scription from his pen will be read only weeding, and, perhaps rarely, send you our General Catalogue is I
with interest by American gardeners : watering has to be done, the t surface and Buyers Guide if yot ,
is soil is in the month of October scrapedoff send us 15 cents in stamps. Tha rpa
Whatever worth doing at all is 21 STYLES.
between the plants and made intoa pays part postage or expressage, ant BEST and CHEAPEST.
worth doing well. To no subject can s
keeps off idlers.
ridge in the walks as was done before and full treatise j
5 Catalogue on eprarinjr traits
that old saying be more justly applied It's a Dictionary of Honest Values and vegetable crops mailed free. Address
than to asparagus-growing, as not planting. The roots are by this Full of important information n< | WM. STAHL, QUINCY, ILL. i it(
only is proper care a necessary condition means brought close to the surface, matter where you buy. 700 Pages EiPKsmuniHiHiiHiiimuiimmimiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitminniinu.QUICK "
of and submitted to the action of cold air 12,000 illustrations: tells of 40,00 fJ
but the
success, superiority of
of each. Ora
which least in articles and right price
and frost
at Europe, 1i
well'growrrto poorly grown produceis profit only between maker and uses
perhaps greater in the case of( asparagus seem to benefit them rather than other- Get it. WORK

than in any other vegetable. wise. Only experience can show MONTGOMERY ARD & CO., :

Both the eating quality and the mar- whether the same system would be 111-116 Michigan Ave., Chicago ; i In selling and paying for Fruits wes J x
equally advisable for America where etahles shipped to us is our motto 1-
ket value of a bunch of asparagus GIVE GOODS SENT U+ BY GROWERS i i
increase very rapidly with the size and the winters are so much colder. FRUIT TREES. FIRST PLACE BECAUSE WE NEVER
BUY OURSELVES. They are protectedby f!
beauty of the individual shoots that Manure is spread the second springon FOR our 40 years experience without defaulting r'

go to form it.AsOaragus. the roots mostly in the shape of SOUTHERN ORCHARDS. 1 a financial dollar. stability Enquire walch as to our any standingand bank or

officindlist is a native of mould from town scrapings or from Write for Catalogue and price list. merchants having mercantile reports can '
us-WK BELIEVE OUR 14
verify-then try
southwestern Europe, is perfectly decomposed stable manure. Common JENNINGS' NURSERY CO., METHOD WILL SATISFY YOU. Send ,if l
salt be added with good re- your name for our quotations. Stencil and ,f
hardy all through France and Great may Thnm..111.. n... cards free Letters piomptly answered. i 1
where it is deficient in
Britain, and will prove so over nearlythe sults in places

whole of the United States, where, the soil. Then the. loose soil is again its best for five or six years more by FRENCH & CO., E

with proper care, it should be possi-- filled in on top of the manure and be- liberal and repeated manuring. 116 Warren St. New York.

ble to raise as fine specimens as any I tweenthe, plants so as to make the Great care is exercised now, in .E'If

that are grown in Europe. In fact, surface even. France, in gathering asparagusshootsto ESTABLISHED iSU.1

asparagus being a spring vegetable The next year the same processesare break them clean at the point of

the crop can be ready and even over repeated but the loose soil is insertion on the crown and not cut or .f

everywhere before the summer heat heaped to a greater height, in a conical i saw them off. The latter practicehad Bradley Redf eid. Eugene B. l d"Ctld. ),r

and drought set in. hill one foot high, over each aspar- the two fold fault of leaving on ESTABLISHED 1871. 1

Planting the roots far apart and not gus plant as from this, the third the plant old stumps which decayedand REDFIELD& SON,
too deep, and then manuring heavilyand spring one or two shoots can be cut often induced rotting of the

repeatedly, are the great pointsin. from each well-established plant. The crown itself, and besides it frequently Commission Merchants'

.the most succesful asparagus gar hill formed on top of the crown is intended occured that undeveloped or partially

dens in France; and these points are, to bleach the shoots and to developed buds were injured by the AND .

in my opinion, those that need to be force them to become longer. After knife and destroyed. At the present Fruit Auctioneers

brought most forcibly before the the cutting season is over (which day the most approved practice con- 141 Dork Street, Philadelphia, Pa. t.
American asparagus growers. should be about May 15th on the sists in throwing back with one hand
kinds of Fruits and .4
Any soil which is not stiff, adhesive year of the maiden crop and June the soil of the hill, while holding the either We handle at private all sale(which has heretofore Vegetables been

clay, nor pure, dry chalk, can .be ren- 15th on succeeding years) the moundsof shoot with the other hand and in following our added custom to our)or business by the)as auction you may system desire.(recently J"i

dered proper for asparagus culture by soil are to a great extent scatteredand it down to its base, when it is J h

draining trenching and manuring.It spread in between the plants, all easi'y' broken off by bending it on the

is necessary that a depth of from the shoots produced later being al- side on which it was laid bare. The FOR RENT. I

one foot to a foot and a half of perfectly lowed to grow and develop into leafed hill is then immediately formed againas THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL,

drained soil be secured under stems. before. At St. Augustine. -

the surface but this is amply sufficient Afterward the routine of the cultivation All this care and labor might justlybe ,
furnished. to G. S. Mezenre,
Completely Apply
since asparagus develops no tap remains the same* manure be. considered excessive were 200 or St.Augustine, Fla.

roots. Light, sandy soil is quite goodif ing added at least ever second year 300 shoots required to make a decent ,9

properly man u i ed. and either in the fall or in early dish, but they can well be afforded FOR SALE.

In France it is usual to trench and spring in fact at any period betweenthe where fifty make a very large one. THE OCEAN VIEW HOTEL, ,

manure in the fall with common stable time when the surface soil is The taste for almost white aspara- At St. Augustine.

manure the plot which is to be plantedout scraped out and the time for spread gus, with only one inch or so of purplish Completely furnished. Right on the Bay.

to asparagus in the spring. In ing it on again. The number and top, is prevalent in France, but Rare Bargain. Apply to Capt. W.S. 1(. Bukhara.

very light soil cow manure is pre. beauty of the shoots go on increasingfor the shoots may be allowed to grow a St. Augustine or toCHAPIN

ferred. In March ,the rows or beds the three or four first crop years, little longer and greener when theyare FARM AGENCY,

are marked out, the position of each and then the plantation can be kept atI I preferred so.-Garden and Forest. 3-23-tf St. Augustine, and Boston.



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II Rubber Culture in South Florida. least $i per tree-probably$2; aggregating JOHN L. MARVIN,
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'f The discovery has been made incidentally greater results than can be obtained H. T. BAVA,President. THOS. W. CONRAD,

li that the rubber tree, castiloa from oranges or other growth, Cashier. Assistant Cashier.

elastica, is indigenous to the southern which also require constant attention, CAPITAL $100,000. -
i while rubber is only "worked" dur-
? portioh of Florida. Fine specimens

I,. can be seen on the land along the Atlantic ing two or three months of each year. THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK

.. : and gulf coasts, while rubber The demand for rubber alone in this
electric age is fast exceeding the immense ,,
.
k[ Sar-
trees on the islands or keys lining
natural of the Amazon JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA
resources
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, asota bay measure in diameter two

i.. and a half to three feet and have and as it is not cultivated anywhere Respectfully solicits your Deposits, Colleatlons and Geneva
Florida should take the lead in an
grown to a considerable height. Banking Business.CORRESPONDENCE .
that result in much
established experiment may .
r The important fact by -
the rubber good, and certainly will not cost much.A >>
this large growth is that
r INVITED.
number of so-called rubber trees
outlived the freezes
I tree of Florida has
who have are of minor value. Chicle, nase-
/ of the past. Old residents, DIRECTORSI

t\:! ,' different names for the tree (among berry or "folly tree" are abundant, John L. Marvin, A. B. Campbell. Chas. Marvin,

H them that of wild fig), say that only from which an elastic gum is importedfrom H. T. Bay, T. W. Roby, Judge R. B.Archibald,
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t Yucatan under the name of Judge E. M. Randall. C. B. Rogers W. M. Davidson,
the branches were blighted
I topmost chicle. This is for the use of our Or H. Robinson. John E. Hartrldge.
I. by last winter's freeze.
girls as a masticating or chewing .
!ff i 'This castiloa elastica is a species of gum.C.
P. Huntington, the railroad
in Central FLORIDA FRUIT EXCHANGE.
i1 rubber that grows principally manager, in a recent interview in
} America and Mexico\ and has
I' New York, declared that if he was a .
, been known commercially for its product -
he would Africa
man to to
young go
)11 I as "Central" rubber. It resembles An Incorporated Home Association of Orange Growers for marketing Florida Fruit to the
buy rubber from the natives. He
best advantage.-AUTHORIZED CAPITAL$300><000.
r quite closely the caucho or second considers it a most important indus- BOX MATERIAL-The Exchange is fully prepared to supply boxes and paper on
11 grade of rubber that is found on the order. Write for price list and terms.
try. The African rubber is a shrubby .
; higher and drier land of the -:OFFICERS:-
upper
(,; climber, and requires special condi GEO. R.FAIRBANKS, President. D. GREENLEAF, Vice-president.
Amazon. tions. ALBERT M.IVES,Gen'l Mgr.and Treas. M. P. TURNER Secretary.
"k'" Practically its of rubber milk DIRECTORS-Geo.H. Fairbanks Alachua Co.; E.0. Hilt Bradford Co.: Dr. E. E.Pratt
output The advantage that Florida prom- HillsboroCo.: John Fabyan, Lake Co.: Hy Crutrher: Orange Co.; D. Oreenfeaf Duval Co.;
j is one-third less than of the rubber of J. D. Mead, Duval Co.; A. Brady, Brevard Co.: F. G.Sampson Marion Co.; d. V.Hlllyer
ises over all other territories is that Marlon Co.; John M. Bryan,Osceola Co.; W. 'E. Stanton Putnam Co.; M. Moreman St.
and low lands
f 1c the lower Amazon the tree be raised at home, underour Johns Co.; C. F. A. Bielby, Volusia Co.;Irving Keck,Polk Co.
: known scientifically as Hevea Brazili- may Address correspondence to the Florida Fruit Exchange,Jacksonville,Fla Stencil,
f own protection. The Brazilian with full packing and shipping instructions furnished on application.
i i ansa, and commercially as Para. The
exacts a duty of -
government twentyone
fl. Para grade is the most prolific in yield,
cent on rubber and it is
1 probably because it grows only on per JOHN CLARK SON & CO.
' feared that :Mexico might be inducedto ,
!'t. soil the
swampy, steamy coagulated
do likewise, if it should be culti-
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f( product being worth from 75 cents to vated there by American capital.
Grocers and Commission Merchants
1)\1)$1)i a pound in gold in any ot the mara Florida would be a home producer.The :
the world.
kets of
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transportation of to 6,000
t. A large tree of the castiloa, say two 3,000 DEALERS IN ;
miles from the Amazon is also in favorof
ft- feet in diameter, will give eight gallons Florida making the effort to grow Coal, Hay, Grain, Wines, Liquors, ; "'"
of milk the first incision. Each i" :
;,f' at gal
exotics in her suitable soil.
;. Ion should yield from one to two Cigars Tobacco Etc. :, j
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of Washington
D.
't Major Kerly Edgerton, ., ,
of rubber if done. A
'l pounds carefully
arrived in Florida about two
if.! : tree of this kind will give ten to six. months, ago, and has spent several Jacksonville: E'lorlda.i:

)": teen pounds, worth $10 to $25, each \
weeks on the gulf coast, where he ,.
1-! season for forty years if properly .
now is. Major Edgerton is an expert PRICE-LIST OF WHISKIES:

tapped.This abundant in sent out by the rubber trust to inves- MANONGAHELA RYE.I 50 CABINET BOURBON.... ...,.......... ..|6 species, once so tigate the adaptability of the low PARKER.................. ..... ........... I 75 MARTIN RYE.,5 oo
Mexican low lands and Central America southern I ORANGE VALLEY........... ...... ...... 2 co VIRGINIA GLADES....................?...:.( '00
i is because marsh lands in extreme i: SPRING VALLEY......... ................. 250 OLD BOURBON................... ..... 500
now becoming quite scarce Florida to the growth of rubber trees, BALTIMORE CORN .................. 200 KENTUCKY SOUR MASH................ 3 oo
'II: the native gatherers,in their zeal NORTH CAROLINA CORN.. ............ 250 OLD BAKER........ ...................... 5 00
s and he is very favorably impressedwith CLIFTON CLUB.... ...... ............300 MONTROSE VELVET RYE.........._.. 6 00
c : to obtain speedy wealth, cut down the what he has seen and the infor-

; trees instead of tapping the bark. his mis- JUGS EXTRA: One gallon, 250; two gallon, sac; three gallon, sc. Remit by post-office
) mation gathered relating to money order,check or registered letter. We cannot ship C O. D. Remit with order.A .
II.\1. The :Mexican government is now
sion here.-Florida Citizen. complete price-list of Groceries,and Wine List,sent free on application.
I
prepared to pay a liberal concession ...

t to those who will stock their land with JOHN CLARK, SON & CO.
Truck Farming in Georgia.Mr. .
the Para rubber tree.

Practically the same conditions as to : John F. Guilmartin, of Savan- -

" soil and climate exist in South Florida nah, Ga., has a fine truck farm, one- loupes for fall crop with us this sea- from the first branch to the top. They

%f.- as in Mexico in approximately the half mile from the city. On it he son are a failure. Worms are eatingthe had more stuff on them than any.

, :i same latitude. has produced 30 bushels of wheat young cantaloupes. On ten acres thing we have ever grown. I have

, ,- The existence of rubber trees this I It per acre, average on 250 acres; bar- spring crop of tomatoes, we received planted most of the new forage plants .

far north indicates quite clearly that ley, over 30 bushels per acre; soja checks for $153 00 per acre, out of and grasses, and with me, about 90

; rubber can be cultivated in certain beans, 63 bushels per acre. Mr. which we had tu pay tor labor, crates per cent. were no good in this section.

sections of South Florida. Guilmartin, in a letter to the Savan- and $113 chemical l fertilizers. Thisis Milo maize is one good forage plants]

The tree requires a moist, steamy nah "News," says : \Ve have on all the bought fertilizers we used on and the juice makes A i vinegar. I.
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soil, covered with water part of each hand over 130 tons of pea vines and 400 acres. We feed for our customers have several barrels." -

hay cut and cured together. We in the cattle business a numberof | Mr. T. B. Floyd, of Pineora, Ga.,

'.. year.This is found on the keys, and in have upward of 300 tons of hay whichwe cattle on cotton seed hulls and meal], writes us that he has visited Mr.

I 1- some sawgrass lands favorably located.It are shipping every day at $13.50per which gives all the manure of the very Guilmartin's farm. and has seen the'

J seems probable that the so-called ton in carload lots, just as fast best quality we need. We top dress crops."Southern Cultivator.

w worthless lands of the Evergladesmay as we can bale it. We use a full oats after they commence to stool I .....

t yet become the most valuable in circle baler, 2 horse. For our pea and use two manure spreaders. We

Florida.Rubber. vines and hay we shall get $20.00per plant truck only as a side issue. Sure According to the Quincy "New

1 should not be tapped untilit ton.Ve cut it with half the peas money and sure crops are oats, wheat, Era," Mr. A. L. Wilson, of Gadsden

i is seven or eight years old, when it grown and on the turn, which makesit barley beans and hay. \Ye find no county, has this harvested

i! will begin to yield profitably,and con equal to grain and forage. We trouble to sell all our grains, beans, year 244

tinue for a lifetime without cultivation have now, after cutting oats and two etc., for seed, and they are a sure sale. I bushels of corn from four acres,an average -

. beyond the caring for the young cuttings of hay on the same land, Soja beans make a large yield of for- of sixty-one bushels to the acre;

\ plants. sixty acres in fall crop of snap beans, age, as well as of beans, and they cure while Mr. H. L. Shaw, of the same

11 An acre in rubber, properly cared resdy to commence shipping by October without trouble. They are of great county, has grown 329 bushels on

J "' for, should contain 300 to 500 trees, 15. Cukes and Irish potatoeswill value as forage and food. We had seven acres, an average of forty-seven. .

,: find. .these will give a net return of at come later. Tomatoes and canta- them average five feet high,and beans .bushels to the acre.r : .:.,'!'




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mond paste, two ounces of sugar, and chopping knife or run through a meat I The steamship Northumberland, of I II SKKD POTATOES at who1 a'e prices. A full

half the white of an egg are used. chopper. Work the mixture over !I the Florida East Coast Steamship jack-ouriae/. Write K.a.fur pi ices. Wilson & To 12-23-4 ruer

Mix and knead in exactly the same with the hands until well mixed then I Line, will leave Palm Beach for Nas-

way as "tor bars. Then shape into a roll out on a board a quarter to a sau January 16, 21 and 28, February I BRONZE Fowls TCRKHYS: and egz, Ungshan. at reasonable and: Indian prices.

long roll, and from one end of the roll third of an inch thick. Dredge the 5 and 8, and every Tuesday, Thurs- Mrs. W. II. Mann Manville, Fla. 10-12-12

cut off half inch crosswise. board thick confectioners' day and Saturday after that until
pieces with sugar Aprili FOR SALE m!; -able well improved fruit and

Roll each of these then roll out and cut with a small or later.-Florida Star. Great roultry rarietyLtlruit.farm,fitted Ten up acres.for raising Fiuit broilers.& Poultry

PIECES IN CHOPPED ALMONDS round cutter. Roll again in the sugar .I.... I 115' ii;. Bay fclrctt, ]ack l1\i1Ie. Fla. INS 3

and at the same time shape in the and set aside for a few hours. The Inverness Much fertilizer com- FOR SALE. Ala stcr fice. farm of40'cres (1m-
I A RICH CHOCOLATE CANDY pany has two salesmen on the road ,' Owner wishes to go into other busine -
form of a crescent. Put these into the farmers -<. Good chance. Apply to Farmer and
the
oven and watch carefully. When theyare was made by the list rule given and selling to product of thefactory.Ocala Fruit Grower O. B. S. 12 2S 3

named Sultana candy by one of the Banner.GRAPE: .
done brush a part or all of them FOR SALK. Pair of young pfnfowlcock and
with audience. Cook together for seven Price: lea Addles: Postoffice box 7, .
of melted
over a frosting sugar DeLand. Fla.
12-21-3
flavored with lemon. minutes, two cups of sugar, one quarter VINE

The meringue glaces were made in cup of molasses, one half cup of SATSUMA: ORANGK TRF.F.S.: Few yet left,
milk and of butter. Largest Stock in the *s. PluT, I'eran!'. Pears. Roses,
many fancy shapes, of which some one quarter cup World. Small Fruits. Introducer of unt nailed I etc." Trifoliata Orange;; and Maiiana Plum storks ..
Add two squares of Baker's chocolate, new !Iced Jacket gooseberry KnT Currant rheap. I II. L. Pitrson, summit Nurseries. Mou-
were in mushroom form. To make CJ&L&1acueJrHo, lieo.ri.JusaelyeFtedonta\.Y. I ticello.: Fla. 1221-3

them beat the whites of four eggs until cook seven minutes more and take ,
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from the fire. Now beat until stiff I I BUXCh YAM SKHI STOCK, (True) soc nts
sti[ Divide one-half pound of I i per pees < r $i ;o per Lushtl, f. o. b. Cat dtr.:
enough to spread. Add one teaspoonful D. Miitou, Candler. Fla. 12 21-3
powdered sugar into three parts. Add of vanilla three cf ) I i __ __
two-thirds of I quarters I j DORKS' QUHF.N OP FLOWKRR Now |tithe
gradually the to I
sugar a cup of walnuts cut in pieces and I I j Al time to },'taut. S nd at once for catalogue.
the beaten eggs and continue beating Choice: fiuit and flowets. I). I*. l'ierbOlI, Mon-
until.the mixture will its one-third of a cup of Sultana raisins. ...... ". .:.w... "" ....Nu.w.. V"' ncel o Florida 12 213pORKKSPON'DENCK
keep shape.

Then carefully fold in the remainderof spread Pour into quickly a shallow cool buttered and cut pan in, "Gentlemen, What Will You Have?" : invited with owners of _

the sugar. The prettiest shapes can I This question always brings out, a nun's G'ove.who may need the services of a man
squares.-Our Grange Homes. A railroad who has! had ir any years experience in growing
preferences.
asked
it of
company
be made with the use of the pastry -I .- &the farmers along their lino and with one Hoiida fruity and other products. Address Far

bag. Sprinkle the tops of some with Good Garden Soil. rolco coiled they spring answered in it., "We'll" take Page,with mcr and Fruit Grower. 12.22.3WINPs

a_little grated chocolate and if liked PAGE WOVEN WIRE FENCE[! CO. I FOR SALE. Pure Florida wines.
What is or what is not good gar ,Adrian Mich
little red others. Sherry?:Xlaret. Sau'erne, ttc. Took
put a sugar on den soil, is often a great question.The --- highest award Write for Samples and price
THE CULTIVATOR list Address, J. B. LaMoutague, Winter Park
HAVE A WET BOARD customer often complains to the 1831 1896 Florida. 12-21-3

and lay a sheet of white letter paper ; nurserymen that, though he planted -AND-
ORANGE and ROUGH LEMON Seed
form the meringues on this and bakein his trees in the very best soil, yet he gOUNTRY gENTbEMAN. SOUR for:Sale: Water Nursery. Keene, .

a slow oven for thirty minutes. had little success. Very few people Florida. 1214 fib i

When done take each meringue up seem to understand that good soil is THE BEST OF THE BRO Z Turkeys, Indian Games Black Lang-

with a knife and the under side will one in which the atmosphere can AGRICULTURAL WEEKLIES few quails an'II'ekin of McNeil Ducks.Peas at Eggs'1.(0 in per season.quart! 50 A t I

be found soft and moist. Stick two freely circulate. The earth must not cents a pint, postpaid. Mrs W. 11. Mann,
Maunville, Fla. 10-12-12
together and lay on the side on a allow the air to circulate to such an DEVOTED TO

plate. The rule given for wafers extent as to lose its moisture; but it Farm Crops and Processes, SEE our prices on improved varieties: of Pomelo
Horticulture and this column '.
Fruit-Growing, I. 11 &F. D. Waite. ,
makes a large quantity one ounce must have an abundance of small spaces Live-Stock and Dairying, ;

of the gum takes up about five and which will contain small quantities While it also includes all minor departments! of FOR SALE for ca: sh,time or trade,orange groves,
Rural interest such as the Poultiy Yard, Ento- and timber lands. E. RUMLEY, Keukt,
one-half pounds of of air before! plants will thrive.
sugar. : nn'ogy, Bee Keeping; Greenhouse and Grapery, Fla. 1 l t-16t
Soak an ounce of gum Tragacanthin We sometimes speak of air plants," Veterinary Replies Farm QuectionsarutAnswers.
Fireside Heading. Domestic Economy,and a r summary FIFTY THOUSAND Grapefruit Redltngs for
a cup of cold water for twenty-four but in truth, all plants are air plants, of the New of the W< hours, or if more time may be allowed no matter whether growing on rockor [ a are unusually complete, and much attention bud to order. Have a few budded to the
seediest graref'Uit. hue trees fine and
is paid to the Prospects of the Crop, a<* are
use one and one-fourth cups of water trees, or whether growing in the throwing light upon one of the most! important fur sale very reasonable indeed, as we tipm to
of all questions When to Buy and When to Sell. quit the nursery! business Come and see them
and let it stand thirty-six hours. It earth. Air is of far
more consequence It liberally illustrated,and contains!! more read before buying elsewhere. Bowjer& Stephens,
will then be a jelly ; rub it through a to the roots than tc the leaves. When, big matter than ever before The subscription; bland, Fla. 9-2110
pnc p is$r 50 per year, but we offer a I>Jo.t.I.UElJUCTIUS ; ; .\L
fine sieve and add enough confec- therefore, we have a stiff, clay earth In our BLACK MINORCA: P'-1WLS. Three cockerels

tioner's sugar to knead. to deal with, we make a good soil by CLUB HATES FOR 1SG. hen end pullets. $1.00 each or
75 cents each and tike the lot. D. L. Pierson,
applying sand, or vegetable matter Tiro Subscriptions, iu one remittance ....$$ 4 aiontictllo, Fla. 12-213
KNEAD THE MASS
THOROUGHLY
which, when it rots, will leave small Slot SllbJf'ptltJIIIl, ., 'e .... 1O \

then cut off a portion and color and spaces in which air may be collected. Ten Subscriptions, .... ISf3TTo WANTED.: Cyclone An agent Com in every heller township.Addreti to ..

flavor as liked. The commercial colorings It is for the same reason that we crush in advance all now NEW, we ubscribers will stud the for paper 1896 WEEKLY, plying Fanner and Fru.t Grower, Jacksonville, Fla. U

are added by dropping a mere hard clods, for a hard clod ha no air from 18,6, our without receeiU of the remittance to January i, Fo1tS.14E Two Leon county farms.40 acres

speck into the candy when kneading i spaces. When broken to pieces-pulverized Address charge. t-pecimeii copies FREE tobacco andgoacres growing.. Excellent:W. II. Clarkson.f> stick JacRsonville rail nMid,

it more will distribute it evenly. I is the technical term-we simply LUTHER TUCKER & SOX, Publishers,, Fla. 8 24tfplTRUS

Flavor with oils instead of extracts, give the chance for atmosphericair : _"'Lll-L '?, y. 1FARMER'S -.
NURSERY TREES: AND BUDU'OODSatsuma.
using a few drops. Small bottles of to spread throughout the whole SAW MILLworks Parson Hnwn.ctark's Seedless,

the.oils can be bought for ten cents mass. For the same reason, what i is suatssfull Villa tafia, Tttngeiiiie FraUft1.C'lUous, King Tardiff.and other; Grape varieties"'.ult.

. each. The gum Tragacanth costs known as a wet soil is a bad soil, be with t h. p., al,y o such as Nonpareil, Majorca, Si Michael -l'
1 Grinding Mill, Malta blool I and Centennial. Address, A. L.I.uncan .
about ten cents an ounce. cause water drives out the air. Thereis and Water Wheels. Manager. M Iwaukte Groves and Nnr

Dredge a board or marble with the no air in earth which is watertight.It DeLoach Mill Mfg. Co.. series, Dunedin, Fla. 8 i-tf

sugar and then roll the mass out very has been noted in Median's Monthly
323 Highland Ave., Cao .
Atlanta H CHEAP but good and pri-es tell.
thin, as the thinner the sheet the that the use of a hole in the bottom TALK the best..f Wore ry hock at lowett prices

more delicate the wafer. Cut with a of a flower pot is not so much tallow CENT-A-,POT D" COLUMN. Iran U L- Person! Monticel o, Fla. 12-21-3 \

sharp knife into little squares, strips, the escape of water as it is to ANEW deal on wire netting. Prices cut IU

diamonds orblAKE permit fresher air to flow in the spacesof RATES.-Twenty words, name aDd address, price. \E.cpay W AWtdtu.freight. 01 Write round.for Ha.our jHftTRRIGATF.D tales I

the earth when the water leaves it. one week 25 cents; three weeks 5.0 cents Nothing .
ROUND LOZENGES
In the of taken for less than 23 cnts.Ad'erthetutnls .
language gardening, a good GROVE ico acre to years Mt
with a small round cutter. Spread soil is one which is perfectly "aerated." for this column MUST be pre iu Orange tret>; SO in other fruit trees, etc
For talent ih\'e. Address "
paid. a saCI "r, The Palm.
these wafers on boards or flat sure I.ane Pai k. Lake Com ly. Ha 4 2-cpu
Send no stamps larger than two cent
faces to dry, cover from dust and let A writer in "Florida Health Notes"says Initials and figures count word.
as
stand until crisp. Wintergreen wafers of the farm at the Insane Asylum : one TF a.-ANY e: of ONK Dr William'who has r.nfc been). PiL t' tfited am write by the to

may! be colored green, lemon should "To the farm has been added more CELERY PLANTS, good size best! varitie. TfiBHAKUER AND FuciT GxowF.R they will receive ;
per hunjred. Sioo thousand f. in for r alien that will be of much value and
be tinted yellow land for cultivation. The 50 prr
rose flavoring requir'es vegetable o. h. Ft. fitrce. cash with order. C. f. McCarty interest to them.
the pink tint, while clove garden, adjoining the institution, has w hite Cilv. Fla: 14 t

should be colored a trifle with cara yielded enormously, thereby reducingvery WAN I ELI-i u purchfscu lew urowu 1.IK"'u '1 1" Bowkrr's MAKE HEXS Animal IAY-Theteisnothinglike
Meal.
nd tlymoulh Rock Feces J. raw.haw'; ry 40 tons sold In Flor
mel coloring. Even so small a quantityof materially the expense of mainte Jr., I.iwtty, Jila. 1-4-2 ida tart tar. Hundreds of testimonials. For

gum as one-quarter of an ounce nance. The lands are highly fertiliz:d I GREAT OPPORTUNITY for iudll"triou4IUan. particulars lo13tfLOOK. write K.W.Arasden, Oimond, Fla.

would make large quantity wafer by compost made of the rich muck tight party'tU'ii on ever?h my! ies.grapcnutsery Addres*, E-husine-J'uboi*to.
For fruit and TMilahis-. Fla. u-28-3 LOOK! $- 2jperacretillbuy .6racres ,
nut confections chop from the river bottom, and there i is fiat CI"4'" iin ? landin sec 4.1 16 *, r 2'
fine one pound each of figs, stoned now in process of making over 500 BUDWOOD, Art 1 ad.ng tarie i it* of OU111 f'. east."tU imbrred. tll- perf.ct. AI-o 8 coo:
I'ClIItl.'rlll" and Mate 1111111btr on a year 1>M Pr-on Rruwu Oranze.
dates and English walnut meats. This I I I wagon loads for fertiliaing the landsi' uf rash varietyon wish and eft prices for Lt m >n and Grape Fruit budi Write(or Carney price i
be chopped in a bowl with in the spring." I( cring delivery. J. W. & F. D. Waite, Alano1U )t. &Bl H.Turulcy, Viceltior: Nurseries' Latl'
may
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r TO NEW YORK, BOSTON AND PHILADELPHIA, MEW YORK, EMBliESTDH INN ThNflINI IdMEi.


48 to 55 hours between Savannah, New York and Philadelphia, and

6S to 70hours between Savannah and Boston. The magnificent Steamships of this Line are appointed -

to sail as follows, calling at Charleston, S. +C.,

: OCEAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY. both ways : (STANDA&D TIME.)

From New York. From Jacksonville
(Pier 2Q. I;. k.) STEAMER Florida.
G. 1\%. SORREL Manager; Friday, Dtc. 27.at3pm..CO\A CHE..Thundar, Jan. 2,at 5-00am:
Monday. 30, at3pm ...........'CHEROKEfc".............Sunday, 5, at 8ooam;
4 Wednesday Jan.., j.atspm............. "IROQUOIS". .............Tuesday, ?, at 83oam .
Friday 3, at 3 p m.. .......... ".ALUONQUIN..Thursday.tI 9.at 10:30am
Monday.II 6.at3pm ........... .'SEMINOLK"..............Sunday. 12 at J.30pm
Wednesday 8at3pm.. ......."COMANCHE". .... .........Tuesday, II 14, at 3.3oam
Friday, ". 10, at 3 p m............'CHEROKEE" ............Thuisday, "lb. at <: oam
Monday 13.nt 3 pm............1ROQUOIS".................Sunday, 19.at 5:00am
Wednesday, 15.at 3 pm.......... "ALGONQUIN". .. ......... Tuesday. 21, at jjoam
.f 4. Ir Friday u 17. at 3 pm.. ............"SEM1NOLK": .. .... ...... Thursday 23 at Qcoam
.'\: Monday, 20,at 3 p m............"COMANCHK": ............ ...Sunday.. 26. at: 11.30 a ra
'"4 Wednesday. 2r.at 3 p m .. ......."CHF.ROKEK".......... .Tuesday, 28at.uJopm: :
. :: Friday.I. 21, at3 pm ....... .... "IROQUOIS" ............ Thursday, 30 at 4 OJI m
:: : r Monday.II 27, at 3 p m.... .... ..'"ALGONQUIN"...... ..... .Sunday, Feb 2.a t 50am:
i -17. Wednesday 29at3plll.'SP.MINul.E. ...... ... ..Tuesday, 4at J: oamCOMAXCHE"
Friday, II 3r..t 3 P m.... ........ : ..............Tbur.djy, It 6, at 9:30 am

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, Between Jacksonville and New York: First-dais $25. O; Intermediate $19.00; Excursion {43.30; the present and until further notice Steamer "YEMASSEE"' is intended to
I Steerage,$12.50. sail from PHILADELPHIA for CHARLESTON, Wednesdays, and from

t Jacksonville and Boston or Philadelphia: Cabin $27.00; Intermediate $21.00 i Excursion, $4730 ; CHARLESTON for PHILADELPHIA, Sundays. Close connection made at
Steerage f 4-2:. The magnificent Steamships of thin Company are appointed to sail as follows: Charleston with Clyde Florida Steamers, for business to and from Jacksonville and
I all Florida points. Also Philadelphia and interior via
FROM SAVANNAH TO NEW YORK. points Philadelphia*..
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City of Birmingham. Dec. 29, 3.ooa.m. ST. JOHNS: :: :RIVE R I4IN.
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Nacoocbee. .Tuesday, Dec. 31, 4.30 p, in.
KansanCity .....................Friday, Jan. 3. 7 0o a. m.
City of Augnsta ... Sunday Jan. 5, 8.303.111. For Sanford, Enterprise and Intermediate Points on
City ot Ulnnlngbain Tuesday Jan. 7, 10.303.111. .
; .Kansas Nacoochee ...... Friday Jan. 10, 2.00 p. 111. the St. Johns River. ;
Jan. 12, 3.00 a. nl.
.. .City of Augusta .Tue' ay, Jail. 14, 5 30 p. 111.
,City of Birmingham .Nacoochre .. Sunday,Jiii. 19. S.ooa.m. "CITY OF "
JACKSONVILLE
Knna* .Tuesday Jail. 21, 7.30 P. m. ,
City of Augusta .. Friday Jail. 24 JJ.30a.m. Capt. W. A.SHAW
3 City of lllriulngham ...... Sunday, Jan. 26. 2.008.111. Is appointed to sail from! Jacksonville Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:80:
Nacoochre ..
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Tuesday' Jan| 28, 400 p. m.
Kansas City..Friday, Jan. 31, 6.coa m. p. m., and from Sauford Mondays Wednesdays and Saturdays at 0:00): a. m.,
9 Entei prise, 9:30: a. in.
FROM SAVANNAH TO BOSTON. ,
SOUTI1 OU l). ORTlJnOt1ND,
Chattahoochee .Tuesday, Dfc. 3f, 4.10 p. ml Read nown. SCIIEDULE' t' Read Up. '

Gate TMllahase............. Sunday, Jan. 5, 839a.m. Leave. 330 p. III .........................Jac..liUtI\.ille........., .. ...... ArriVe ,.;oa.ll1.
ChattMhnocIiee .Thursday Jan. 9. i.top. m. ts.45 P Ins ....... ............... .... l'a la I ka...... .............. I.ea'e 8.00 p. IDo
OatM City .Tuesday jan. 14. 530? m It 3.l0 a. Ul ....................... .A5tor.... .. .................... "
t TallMbMHsee... ......................................... ...Thursday,Jail Jan. 19, Sooa.m., II, 4.30a Ill. .................. ......... St. .'-ra ncls......................... II 3coP.1U 1.3op.m.
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Chattahoocb.ee... 10.300.111 I 5.30 n. m. .......................... Beresford .... ................ ..... II IJoCO noon
Tuesday, Jan. 2&, 4.ooP.IU. CI 600 a. 111 .... ............ .... .... Blue Spriugs...... ...... ............ .. I'.30 a.m.
Arrive 8.:0 a. m ........ ........ .... San'on 1'... ........._ ..... It
FROM SAVANNAH TO PHILADELPHIA.These II 9 25 a. In. ........... ..... .. ... Y.lIltrprise............ .. ... ...... 9(0..m.8.co a. m.

CltyofMacon.( Ships do NOT Carry PassengenO.......Thursday, Jan. 9. 1.00 p m. General Passenger and Ticket Office. 204 West Bay St.. Jacksonville

City of Deacon ................. Sunday, Jan. 19 8.03a.m. ":'
CltyofMacou ...Wednesday Jan. 2?, 430 p. m. A.J. COLE, Passenger Agent, 5 Bowling Green, .>ew York.
M. H. CLYDE. Assistant Traffic .
Manager 5 Bow ing Green New York.D.
D. C. MINK. General Freight Agrnt. J2 fo. Delaware avenue, Philadelphia Pa.
THESE PALACE STEAMERS THEO. G. EO ER, Traffic Manager 5 Bowling G:een New York. .
F. M. IRONMONGER Jr.. Florida: Passenger Agent, 204 West Bay St. Jacksonville Fla.
JOHN L. HOWARD Florida Freight Agent foot Hogan Street,Jacksonville,Fla.. .
Connect at Savannah with Central Railroad of Georgia. Savannah. Florida & Western '
Florida Central & Peninsular Railroad. Railway J. A. LESLIE Superintendent foot Hogan Street,Jacksonville, Fla. .

Through Bills of Lading,Tickets and Baggage Checks to all points North and East. See your WM. P. CLYDE des CO., Gen'l Agents
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Cincinnati 0. 23 West Fourth St. New Orleans, La. T31 Canal St. Washington, D. C. 835 Pennsylvania Ave. Piitstteld,Mass. 7J North 8t. i
Detroit obi .. :: 07 Monroe Ave. .Wilmington, Del. T10 Market St. Atlanta, Ga. 63 Peachtree St. )Madras India / II
Baltimore,Md. \- 119 Bait Baltimore St. Portland Me.. 638 Congress St. Newark N.J.. .. 657 Broad St.Louiavlilo Montreal Canada CC8 8t.Catherine St
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