Florida farmer & fruit grower
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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: March 7, 1896
Frequency: weekly
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 )
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
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved. Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
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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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8. Powers,Editor. JACKSONVILLE. FL'ORIDA'M ARCH 7, 1896. Whole No. 14\" EW SERIES
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TRIFOLIATA Before buying your Nursery Stock,investigate and know what you ale getting. Know that
on you are buying of a Grower and not a second or third hand dealer.

A Hardy Orange on Hardy Stock. THE POMONA NURSERIESare

Over 300 Varieties of .;. the most Extensive in the State and ofler all Home Grown Stock. Peaches. Plums Pears
Japan Persimmons, Grapes,Figs,Mulberries,Apricots: ,Almonds,Satsuma and other Oraniesand
.Fruits.and Ornamentals.Peaches Lemons on both

,Pears, Plums Persimmons Nuts, Grapes, Roses, etc. ORANGE and TRIFOLIATA STOCKS.
Over 75 varieties of Roses all field grown and Budded and Grafted. Ornamental Trees, Shrubs ctc.
NO AGENTS. Catalogue for 1896. An Up-to-date Horticultural Hand-Book free on application. :

ST. MARY NURSERIES will pay those intending to plant Orchards to visit my Nursery and Experimental Grounds
Write for Catalogue and any infatuation wanted,
m Macclenny FJ..

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your supply now and make sure of it. PRICES: One pound.by mail,40 cents;4 pounds,
$1.50. By express or freight not prepaid,25 cents per pound in quantities of less than 200 pounds;
in 200 pound lots and above,20 cents per pound.
Seed free from stems,leaves and trash. By mail,post
ROUGH RhnfiARUfhHM paid,2S cents per pound; 4 pounds,95 ents. ByexUl -
UUHIlirVuLlJ. press per pound.or freight,not prepaid,in any quantity,15 cents FRUIT CARRIERS

H. G. HASTINGS & CO., SEEDSMEN, The Standard of Excellence.

-- 4 -Send for our Illustrated INTERL.AOHEN Catalogue. FLA. Send for Catalogue and Prices from First -Hands.50WffSDfMfc .

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I will sell Fruit Trees this season to the planter at wholesale prices. Address,
"Riverside Nurseries, Glen St. Mary,, Fla.ELLiOTS I THE BEST BEE HIVE MADE IS THE
To Dairymen and Others who will send 300 to pay postage.

"- BEWARE OF manufacture them 8and 10-frame,of selected kiln-dried Yellow Pine, and
f. PARCHMENT "MSBF BUTTER IMITATIONSA. sell at a low figure.

; ELLIOT & CO., Paper Mfrs., PAPERS JEST Get our prices before sending North and paying heavy freight bills.

i Dealer in Descriptions of Paper. PHILADELPHIA, PA.t YANKEE NOVELTY COMPANY,
E.E. CONVERSE Manager Ocala,Florida.


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fi- o ? We baTe an Unusually Large and Fine Stock of Hardy Palms, =,il .nMOU pas algva2aA-saq unsold aiuq ITS
Shrubbery,Trees,Tines and all Manner of Plants spot pjo; Din IP'SaiauxiS ipjojtt wrjatreA jsjuaa31H
I\ a HV *pos wusdns raoij 'arra
r: ? for House, Lawn or Orchard, 9o1d /, iuioj3 smog osnraaq swqioesaaons
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Fruit Trees,Economic Plants,FernsOrchids, Bamboos.Cactus,Etc.,for every situation and arasBarapoo3 ;saga $ pass
:. for every climate. Plants sent safely to all parts of the World. We pack by mail and pay postage 0 satAO3 jo
i; at Catalogue rates,or send larger plants by express or freight. :- aodn ?sofa spnadap ssooonsT" ssaavid alb
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Orange Tree, Fruit and Vine, Vegetable, Pineapple, Tobacco, &c.'Ve .

wish to emphasize the fact that we make high-grade goods only. The I We have steadily refrained from making any such goods, although the percentage

State is being flooded just now with new brands of low-grade fertilizers, manufactured of profit would be very much larger than it is on our high-grade fer

for the emergency, hard times, arising from the freeze of last winter. I tilizers.

These Cheap Goods, of the Poorest Materials and Bad Forms, Must be Injurious to the Planter.

They cannot permanently improve his lands. The results produced will | cultivate a less acreage and use only the best manures. You can make a good

not be so good, either in quantity or quality, in flavor or in keeping qualities crop, with strong plants, with much less labor than you can coax along a poor

That covers all the points where \the profits come in. It will pay better to | and sickly lot, and the money results will be far better.

The Mapes Company Use Only the Best Materials and in Forms which are the Results of the

Experience of Nearly Half a Century and of Continuous and Costly Experiments.
The materials are subjected to a special process, of their own discovery, Send for a copy of testimonials from thirty or forty of the best-known

which causes a chemical change, and are mixed for months before barreling. growers in the State as to the results of the use of our Vegetable Manure for

They go through the assimilation in heaps that must otherwise take place the year 1895. Mr. L. Dozier, our agent at Ocala, writes June 10, 1895, as

in the ground when they are freshly mixed. When shipped they are ready for follows:

the immediate consumption of the plant, and that is why they produce crops "I have been your Agent for five years, and the only complaint I have

from ten to fifteen days earlier than home-made or any fresh mixtures will do. ever heard from those who used your goods in my district.was that they are

They make vigorous plants that will stand drouths far better than those sold strictly for cash, while all the others can be bought on long time. In my

grown *with poor matenals in poor forms. Common sense must teach us that, judgment, if they were all put on the same basis Mapes' would sweep the

and we have had a great many testimonials on that point. State."


Mapes Company made no bad debts by the freeze and have no goods. On the other hand, they have have been able to make a large reduc

losses to,make up by increasing their profits or reducing the standard of{ their I tion in the price of them this year, and at the same time keep up their standard.




Which has had most wonderful success in Pennsylvania and Connecticut in producing Choice Wrappers that have brought exceptionally High Prices.

: t.6rVrite (for a Tobacco Pamphlet. .

Ammonia. PJwwpTirtc Acid. Potash.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS Mapes' Tobacco Manure, Florida Brand . . . . 5 to 6. 4 to 5. 6 to 7.


The Mapes Orange Tree, in 2oo-lb. bbls., f. o.b. Jacksonville, per ton, $37.00 Here is the record of the official l analysis of their manures for the year

Jr:: Fruit and Vine, U U U U 39.00 1895 at the Florida Experiment Station :
X U cc U U .Ammonia. Avail. Phos.Acid Total Phos. Acid. Pota h.
_' Vegetable, 8.00Orapge Tree . . !. 4.67 7.46 11.22 3.81
: it U H U
V. Pineapple, 3 Vine . 3.04 7.06 9.55 11.47

''.. Tobacco, U U ; ,y"7.. f- U 38.00 Vegetable . . 5.91 7.84 10.22 5.68jBST
':1 For further information writer
DEAL IN- any .

:\ SULPHATE NITRATES, AMMONIA, J. $. TYSEfl, ."ge".u" '" ,

'L _' SULPHATE POTASH, ... Foot of Ocean Street, I
AC) SONVII1I1E fl1A.'t .
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"CHEAP FERTILIZERS. [From New Enland Homestead, Dec.28, 18$'] of all three ingredients. It is the concerns that methods for determining approximately the rela-
IMPORTANT TO USERS OF FER- have capital invested in plants that are most tive availability ,and on subsequentpages
I likely to remain in the business,and are the ones is given a report the work done during
Prof.B.,B. Voorhees, Director of the New Jer- TILIZERS. that In the long run are likely to look well to the past year on this point
Station,in the"Rural at stake. "While various inferior or agriculturally worth
sey State Experiment New manufacture aU sorts of their reputation for they have more
in of Shyster concerns Another point that strengthens this caution is less forms of nitrogen are in the market. the
Yorker. June i, 1895, an exposure a so- materials,and put their goods on the market in that in most States the analyses of fertilizers are I main security of purchasers of mixed fertilizersis
called "cheap" fertilizer sold in Philadelphia, all sorts of conditions, in order to get some of the not made until after the spring trade is over. in dealing with firms which have an established -
says: "In the purchase of fertilizers,many farm trade of old-established and reliable firms are as reputation and in avoiding 'cheap' goods
ers are still guided by price per ton rather than characteristic of the fertilizer trade as of other "VALUATION" OF FERTILIZERS. offered by irresponsible parties."-Page 39.
trades. fertilizer
Any one who puts out a can
by the'amount and quality of the plant-food furnished get it officially analyzed at the Experiment Stations They Fall to Determine the Quality of Preparations of Leather.
and Hoods---Established Reputation the As has been proved experiment,
it abundantly
hence anexorbitant price poundfor appears in their reports, but the
pay farmer does not know whether the concern is re Main Security to the Purchaser. leather whether in its untreated state or steamed
the constituents. A low price per ton does liable or not The Connecticut Station,in its an- [Extract from Annual Report of the Connecticut or toasted, and pulverized, has no value as a .
not always mean a chfap product; it frequently nual report for '95, just out. emphasizes the fact Agricultural Experiment Station (Prof. S. W fertilizer. The State fertilizer law wisely forbids 'E
means an expensive one,for the legitimate expenses that in buying mixed fertilizers farmers must Johnson,Director),for Year 1895. Issued December -I. its use! in any form as an ingredient of commercial '
rely to a great extent on reliable dealers,and says 1895 ] fertilizers without explicit printed certificate f
of preparation,shipment and sale are proportionately liThe main security purchasers of mixed fer E'These valuations,it must be remembered are of the fad, Inch certificate to be conspicuously !
much greater for low-grade than for tilizers is in dealing with firms which have an based on the assumption that the nitrogen,phos- !fixed to every package,' etc. .
high-grade Roods. Farmers should remember, established reputation,and in avoiding 'cheap' phoric acid and potash in each fertilizer are The materials on which the following analyses -
first,that nitrogen,phosphoric acid and potashare goods offered by irresponsible parties." The readily available to farm crops. Chemical exam were made were used in vegetation experiments
the only constituents of direct fertilizing value, caution is certainly ed,wten more than one- ination can show pretty conclusively whether to be described on following page
and mixtures containing aU of these in good third of the nitrogenous superphosphates sold in this is true in respett to potash. There in less 4565. Ground leather,imported from England :i
forms cannot be secured for a low price per ton, Connecticut do not furnish in all resptctts,all certainty regarding phosphoric acid,while chem for use as a cheap 'ammoaiate' in mixed f rtiU- t
unless they are contained in very small amounts;\ the manufacturers claim for them. Out of seventyI ical examination, as it is usually made, give* zers. The method of manufactture is unknown. !
and second,that the expenses of handling are'I I six brands,twenty-one are below the manu d- little or no clue a* to the availability of the It is a brownish black powder in appearance !
quite as great for'make weight'as fox material I urers' minimum guarantee in respect of one ingredient organic nitrogen of mixed goods. This Station resembling dried blood. When pulverized it
of'.actual fertilizing value." 1 ,five in respect of two,and one in respect has Teen for some.years engaged in a study of emits an odor of benzine."-Page> .*>. :




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Vermin in an Orange Grove. of nature, and the new tree made< adjoining Eustis on[the south, where I From Silver Lake Fruit Farm.

Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: from the sprouts which have sprungup budding was done in the summer,, I I Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: .i
with more or less vigor around the< there are at least fifty of those buds; I As to the winter, we have got along
Will you kindly give us some in- old trunk? Each method has its now showing bloom, being mostly fine, in proof of which, I will say we
formation about beggar weed and cowpeas earnest advocates, I have not found Ruby and Summer.If have had guavas all winter. I sent
in orange groves? We wish to that a woman's intuition, which often growers would report all such one jar of them to Atlanta, one of figs,
sow some crop in our orange groves; leads to the right course morally,avails; matters through the agricultural pa- one of peaches and three of grapes, all
that will do away with their summer more in managing an orange grove< pers, slating the age of the old stumps, grown since the great freeze last win
plowing to keep down grass and sand- than in solving a problem in mathematics the date of budding and variety of the ter. Will soon have the melon papawon
spurs and at tne same time will improve buds used and whether inserted in or
certain rules be
; there are to < my table again as my trees are
the land without any injury to observed if we aim at success. The< near the ground, whether the old loaded with them nearly grown.
orange trees or growing sprouts. Will object of our earnest and thoughtful grove was in a good or poor state of :My friend Carson had about one
you please give us what information consideration must be to find the right cultivation or otherwise, it would give box of Mandarin oranges, besides
you can about these crops, or suggest rule, and then to follow it systematic- the intelligent and progressive growers; some of other kinds, and now you can
something else to accomplish our pur- an opportunity of investigating and the fruiton
see great lemon.yellow grape
pose? We find by letting the grass; ally.Making: proving for themselves whether simi--
an orange grove, although his trees, as many as five or six ina
grow that our groves are infested with attended with trials lar treatment would be suitable for the
many was to mea < cluster. Oh, but they look good.
grasshoppers, rats, crickets, rabbits,, source of much pleasure. The trees; condition and locality of their lands,, But I must say I never knew how
etc., that are destructive to young seemed almost human in their grateful for it is certainly true that each local- good an orange was till I was handeda
sprouts. ROB'T C. WILLIAMS. response to the care bestowed upon ity and quality of lands requires different couple of the Mandarins to

Crescent City, Fta: them. And when their blossoms appeared treatment. A grove suffering], sample. If we need any fruit in Flor-
Any kind of growth, of any height,' Ah then it seemed as if a so to say, from disease of the liver ida for home use it is oranges and
standing for some time, will attract breath from heaven itself had been would require a treatment different grape fruit, and if still not satisfied
vermin which will have a tendency to wafted earthward. Then the delight from one threatened with rotten feet; then give us more oranges.
prey on the orange sprouts. Beggar of watching the tiny green globes; so again, if the cold has cut off its; Before they get ripe we will put up '
weed would be more objectionablethan grow larger and larger, until, having lungs, the question is how to get pure with pineapples. The latter are com-
the growth you mention, becauseit attained their size, they threw off their air to those choked up lungs, whileour ing out finely. One party is getting
is tall, of an open habit and affords; mantle of green and dazzled the eye< neighbor on a different soil may} ready to put out thirty acres of choice
fine shelter for vermin. Cowpeas; by their golden splendor! Then every find his trees affected with a bad case varieties; I shall put out a few more

would be less objectionable on this annoyance caused by scale or red of malaria. choice ones. But hereafter, all shall
score, but we consider it a factor of spider, drouth or wet weather, was; Is not the question of variety of or be under cover, albeit, I have been
safety to exclude them from an or- forgotten, and, although orange drum- anges often not only the first but the studying this item of protecting pines,
ange grove on account of their ten- mers and commission merchants had only question asked? and, eureka 1 I think I have found it, _
dency to breed the root-knot parasite,, still to be reckoned with, I was happy. Should it not rather be, what variety so that a man of limited means can
although the injurious effect of this Any woman of average ability, with of orange will pay me best on my} cover his pines as well as the rich one.
worm on orange roots has not been sincere love of out-door life and the land, that is, located as it is on ham- Not that the cover is particularly
positively and fully established. Whatever determination to overcome all obstacles mock or low or high pine, as the case needed here at this favored point to

vegetation you keep growing she may have to encounter, may be, taking into full consideration shelter them from cold, still they did
among the trees it will harbor vermin may engage in orange growing with the latitude, protection by lake or need it last winter and needed it bad-
more or less, and we do not know reasonable' hope of success, if Jack large river or heavy belts of timber, as ly. But from the sun, that is what I
that one variety is preferable to an- Frost will keep hands off. She must,, the case may be; for many varieties shall cover mine from hereafter.The .
other in this respect. You should nol however, have morley to work with. like the navel, may do well on the outlook for the pine and orange
allow it to remain too long undis- To think that she can get a living out shell or coquina lands of the Indian; industries in this section is encourag-
turbed. Mow it frequently. If it of the soil while she waits for the and Halifax rivers, that will only be a ing, trees and plants coming out fine-

makes a heavy swath, rake it up when grove to come into bearing, is a delusion source of discouragement and loss on ly. Here on the Silver Lake Fruit
dry and haul it away. Run a spike- and a snare. She may, if she the high pine and almost limeless Farm, I have set out no Hart's Tar-
toothed harrow over the stubble and is an exceptionally good manager, lands of the Lake Region.At diff, no King orange and have no
rip up the nests and burrows of the raise produce enough for home con- the meetings of the F. S. H. S. Dancy Tangerines, with two or three
vermin. Keep cultivated circles sumption and sometimes have some to the discussions must of a necessity be Boone's Early, Navels and other
around the sprouts to admit the sun- dispose of; but the means to cover the on a general basis alone, and this is choice kinds for home use. But the
light and air freely. Defoliate the outlay for labor, fertilizer,and personal hardly satisfactory to the learner or King, Tardiffs and Tangerines witha
sprouts for a foot or so up from the expenditures must come from some beginner, who has not yet learned few seedless grape fruit, shall be my
ground and carry the leaves away. other source. I have lived here many that the treatment that Mr. Smith has market crop. Shall have a few Tangerines
4.,. years and know whereof I speak. A found so beneficial on his Manatee this year. What with pineapples

Orange Growing. pessimistic woman had better not en- river hammock grove would be simply grapes, figs, peaches, guavas and
Had gage in the business at all. Indeed,, useless expense, if not actually melon papaws, I guess we will pull
I been asked Christmas

on Day, it would require optimism of an heroic harmful on Mr. Jones' high pine, through, with the best winter gardenI
1894 woman's, to speak of orange growing froma degree for a woman, not already in limeless land. grove in Lake or :Marion have yet had in Florida, and don't
point of view I would have
the business, to embark in it now. counties. wish any better anywhere, and it
sung a peon of praise, for never had Those of us who have the remainsof Latitude and water protection are hasn't cost me one cent in cash, either.If .
the groves been more beautiful or their an orange grove on our hands must important factors in the variety also, desirable, will let you know how I
promise more rich. Now, alas, when and these facts should be for-
renew our courage, and say- never have done it. [Let us hear.-ED.]
I the skeletons
gaze upon standing in gotten in planting out a grove; and With kind the
hideous nakedness the "Let us then be up and doing, regards many
upon ground while to the old these
orange growers readers of this most estimable .
With a heart for any fate; paper.B.
that then veritable Eden
was a I
am Still-achieving, still pursuing, matters may pass as of course, yet :M. HAMPTON.
tempted to wail Jeremiad.
a now that many have given up for various Silver Lake Fruit Farm.
Learn to labor and to wait.
Then the that "
thought betterto and often good reasons, such as Frost Proof Fla.
have loved and lost than -EVA T. KILKOFF in Women's ,
never to too old to begin again, or want of .....
have loved at all," comes, however, to Edition of DeLand News. funds to hold on until a new grove -
cheer one, and,closing my eyes to the 4 can be raised, etc., yet to the new i A Remedy for Pear Blight
! unpleasant actuality, in retrospective State All the Conditions.Editor man who is now attempting for the I wish to call the attention of the
r vision I recall the past, and live over Farmer and Fruit-Grower. first time to grow oranges they may peer growers of the State to an experiment
again the happy hours spent in contemplation The mooted question of the best give some ideas new to them, that for the prevention of pear blight
of the scene of beauty way to treat groves when frozen down may prove useful. that has been undertaken by the South
.I t which I then beheld. And thus I am is receiving fresh illustrations daily, H. \V. 0. MARGARY, Alabama Horticultural Society at Cit-
j I encouraged to make fresh endeavor. by careful noting of the many reports Observatory Grove. ronelle. The only known remedy for
H. : :But where is the prophet to lead me from those who cut down immediately Eustis, Lake Co., Fla. the blight has been to cut out and burn
't: out of the maze of perplexity in which and from those who allowed their ... .. ---- the effected limbs as soon as the disease
:t lk.I" the present situation has entangled me? trees to sprout and grow all summer Sixty-three thousand square feet of appears. Here in the South,
l .Shall the old tree be cut off below the I before cutting down, and not re-bud- floor space is included in the main where the disease so often takes the
)b k surface, and buds be inserted into the ding until late in the fall or even until buildings now in course of construction form of blossom blight, this has not

i: 'foots! or shall the dead wood remain I this spring.On by the Seldon door factory at proven very satisfactory, for where the
;f f until removed by the natural process the grove of Mr. F. W. Savage, Palatka. attack is a bad one, the crop will bo



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By,buying nothing for your ORANGE TREES, VEGETABLES and PINEAPPLES except our new


Ammonia 5 to G perfccnt.
Available Phosphoric Acid 7 to S '. "- .
Actual Potash 4 to 5 "
:Ii- This Brand is made from the Purest Ammoniates, Superphosphates and Potash. -&sWe

'. : 'keep constantly on hand a full Stock of SULPHATE AMMONIA -
BONE, ACID PHOSPHATE and all forms of POTASHES, which will be sold at Close Prices. .
Correspondence and Inquiries Solicited.



ruined, even if a portion of the trunk' Now the pear blossoms secrete a sweet I ise and clean up their trees, for bees The Peen-to, odd-looking in shape
and larger branches can be saved. substance called nectar on purpose to fly far, and our neglected orchards but early in bearing and of good
Professor B. Waite, of the Department attract the bees, as they need their aid may so scatter the disease as to largely quality, seems, with its improved pro-
: of Agriculture, from his long in scattering the pollen. This bee, vitiate the experiment. geny, to have given to Florida a peach
study of the habits of the microbe that however, brings blight germs instead While on the subject of pear blightI meeting all the requirements as to .
,. causes this disease, has been able to of pollen. Some of them lodge in the wish to speak a word of warning in earliness of bearing, quality, and
suggest a slight modification of this sweet nectar and immediately beginto regard to the increased danger from adaptation to a large area of country,
usually recommended treatment that multiply rapidly, as it is just the blight where bearing trees are kept in being equally at home in clay and
promises much better resultr. In orderto food that suits them. From the nectar a high state of cultivation. Any treatment muck lands, and especially in the
understand the importance of this they enter the soft lower parts, and that causes a rapid succulent sandy soil of the lake region of South
new suggestion, the following pointsin there multiply so rapidly that in a ,few growth largely increases the danger Florida. Mr. G. L. Taber has ren-
regard to pear blight must be bornein days the entire flower cluster is black from blight. A little healthy neglect dered an inestimable service to fruit
mind. The disease is caused by a and dying. Of course each flower of cultivation often goes a long ways growers by the attention he has givento
very minute germ or microbe, that thus infected early in the season becomes toward preventing serious injury by crossing the Peen-to with the
lives,and grows in the sap of the soft, a centre from which the bees inducing a short wood growth that Spanish and Honey types. The result
growing parts of the tree, and the disease rapidly spread the disease to other hardens up quickly for the disease can is a delicious peach, peculiarly
never occurs except as the direct flowers,and during our long Southern only propagate in soft tissues. Of adapted to our soil and climate. We
result of the growth of this microbe. blooming season there is time for it to I course a bearing orchard must not be now have of (his Floridian strain the
Usually}} the disease runs its course: sweep through an entire orchard.I I starved. If the soil is thin, phosphatesand Angel, Bidwell's Early and Late,
during the time in the spring when the' This is not the only way in which potash may be safely applied but Waldo, and others. The season be-
tree is making its most rapid growth, the disease gains entrance to the tree. nitrogenous manures should be avoided gins early in May with the original
and as the new wood and bark beginsto It may appear in any rapidly-growing and only enough cultivation be type, Peen-to, closely followed by its
,harden the disease dies out of its twig before the bark begins to harden. given to induce a modern wood best offsprings, the Waldo and, a little
own accord. In such places the dead These cases of so-called twig blight are growth. With young trees there is later, the Angel. The end of July
part ,of the limb dries down, and a probably caused by the puncture of insects less danger from blight and they may brings us to the close of the main
distinct ring will be formed, separating introducing the blight germs, but be pushed faster until of bearing age. season of profit growing with the Flor-
r-the dead from the living bark. The this has not been so conclusively provenas -F. S. Earle, Horticulturist Alabama ida Crawford, a chance seedling simi-
trouble is now over, and no danger in the case of the blossoms. It is Experiment Station in Montgomery lar to its brother of northern fame as to
need be anticipated of the disease the blossom blight that is usually most Advertiser. fruit only, the tree and its characteristics .
,spreading from that limb. Unfortunately destructive at the South. Now Waite's .... being entirely different. La
the cases of blight do not all die suggestion is simply to go over the' Peach Culture in the Lake Regionof Magnifique and Victoria, each of na-
out in this way. In here and there a trees carefully during the fall and win- South Florida. tive origin, ripen in August; while
spot, perhaps not over one in ten, or. ter and cut out and burn all the cases. The peach has moved over the Powers' September and Gibbon's Oc
In some cases only one in a hundred, of "hold-over" blight that can be Georgia border. and has come to stay tober, each ripening in the month in-
the blight germ does not die, but continues found and to reexamine the trees just! in Florida. We do not have, however dicated, extend the season so that
to multiply slowly in the soft, before blooming time. the peach of the North, which Florida may be said to have practically
green portion of the inner bark. N o Of course if it were possible to ab traces its origin back to Persia. These five months of peach fruiting. All
ring cutting off the dead wood is formed solutely remove all of the "hold over" varieties have proven a complete failure trees are grown on peach stock, as
but one shades into the other, and blight from an entire neighborhoodthe wherever tried. For many years those on plum have proved failures
on cutting the bark it is found soft disease would be exterminated.It the only kinds grown were native along the coast belt and in Florida.In .
and sticky within. It is such spots 01 I. is not likely that even with the seedlings, supposed to have a strain the lake region of South Floridathe
what Waite calls "hold-over" bligh greatest care this can ever be done i in of Spain in them, but their late ripening peach can be grown to profit in
that carry the disease through the winter practice but it seems as if it might be and inferior quality made them connection with pineapples, these oc-
and furnish the contagion for its possible to so reduce the amount of f unprofitable for market. Later a new cupying about one-half the space be-
rapid spread in the spring. Let us see contagion as to bring the disease with type, called the Honey, ,was intro- tween the tree rows. As all success- l'
what happens. As the warm days in control. To test this point the duced from China. This, with its ful soil culture in the sandy lands de-
come the growth of the blight germ members of the'South Alabama. Horticultural numerous seedlings, such as the Im pends upon fertilization, it is only a i
becomes more active. In moist weather Society, acting on Cream Elberta Florida of used
suggestions penal, Early question amount to carryon +t
little sticky drops can be seen oozingout from Washington, pledged them Gem, and others, are found to be an intense culture by which an acre i
from the diseased bark. These selves to carefully cut out all bligh well adapted to the strip of country of apparently worthless and scrub
drops are swarming with blight germs.A this winter. stretching along the northern border ground can easily be made to grow
bee comes along, and as food is On a recent visit to Citronelle I of the State, and here, where the pear from 6,000 to 10,000 pineapples and :
scarce, he tastes the sticky drops and (found that about half the orchards also flourishes, large areas are being also a crop from fifty peach trees. As I
smears himself with the microbes. He had been gone over quite thoroughly, set out. The one failing, however, is Florida peaches must reach the markets ;
flies away, but directly settles on one It,is much to be hoped that the remaining the lateness in bearing of many vane- of the North very early, its
j\ of }the earliest opening pear blossoms. growers will keep their prom I ties. growers here must select the very

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SIX MELONS WEIGHING 420 P3UNDS. rections how to grow and market your

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We certify that W. M. Girardeau weighed in our presence' six of hb _
new "Triumph" Watermelons,their weights being 67,68, 68, 70, 7i and 76
pounds.' Total for the six melons,420 pounds, Send for Catalogue full of information as to .'.
T. M. FU ;STON, Melons, Cantaloupes, Florida Corn, Giant Beg-
County Judge.R. Weed Shell Pecans etc. etc. '"
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Clerk Circuit Court. 'v. ii:. GIRARDEAU: '
Mayor of Monticello. IVlontloollo: FIn. GIANT BEGGAR WEED.

earliest varieties till the time of canning easily assimilated fats; just the thing milk the output of butter each week is grass, and of the thirty acres of pasturein
factories shall have come. The for the lover of an ideal cup of coffee, something over one hundred pounds, the farm ten acres are in Bermuda,
Angel and the Waldo, freestones of or of a dish of breakfast cereal fit fora besides an extensive trade in cream, I and the acreage to this valuable grass
the finest flavor, of great vigor and king; just the thing for the daintiestof butter and buttermilk.The is being increased as rapidly as possi-
sure bearing, can be grown in South desserts, iced cream,whipped cream, dairy is furnished with every ble. For winter pasture Mr. Mann
Florida, and a fruit a month earlier Charlotte Russe, and the hundred and convenience, commodious refrigerators sows rye and oats, and in spring and
than those grown in the northern part one other cream dishes we've done steam power for running the summer raises great quantities of root
of the State, where Elberta, ripeningin without many a year in Florida, because separator and churns, steam for clean- crops. This summer he expects to
July, rules as the best money pro of the belief that "it didn't pay ing the milk bottles and pans, sinks raise between two and three thousand
ducer. A drop of two hundred miles to keep cows." supplied with hot and cold waterpipesand bushels of sweet potatoes and plant-
nearer the tropics makes a differencein On jars of milk this W. F. means faucets. To go through this establishment many acres to mangle wurtzle beets
soil culture in Florida. I milk that you can safely give to the makes the days of the old and cowpeas. Cowpeas are con-
Some new varieties, seedlings of the baby with never a fear of possible dis dasher-churn, and the wooden butter sidered by Miss Mann as one of the
Honey, crossed with a native strain of ease germs; milk that is pure, fresh bowl and ladle seem a long ways off most valuable cow foods that can be
Spanish type, have recently been in from the healthiest of registered or in the past. Few people realize what grown here or anywhere.
troduced: and give excellent promiseof high grade Jersey cows, that all day perfect tools and other apparatus are Waldo Farm proves that farming
adaptation to central and South feed in good pastures or chew the cud required in an up-to-date dairy. Miss pays in Volusia county, and every
Florida, fruiting in June and July, according of bovine content in the shade of the Mann certainly has not left unpur- section of the State is interested in this
to latitude of planting. The treees and shrubs which here and there chased anything that ought to be pur- industry. When those who desire to
tendency of the peach is toward excessive dot the big pasture fields. chased, any more than she ever leaves live in this genial climate see possibilities
fruiting, as I took 143 peaches On packages of eggs W. F. means undone that which ought to be done other than the cultivation of citrus
from a two-year-old Waldo peach tree. eggs from thoroughbred fowlseggsthat about her branch of business. Andso fruits; when men and women of education
Some of the older growers seem to you can rely on every time if you we find in the dairy barrel churns, and refinement see their way
have a method of making the peach are desirous of improving your flock of a United States separator a cream to success in mixed farming, dairY'farming
tree "renew its youth like the eagle" chickens; and you take your chance of tempering vat (manufactured by the vegetable raising or bee cul-
after five or six years of bearing, by sturdy, stately Brahmas, Golden Wy- Vermont Farm Mfg. Co.), a Skinner ture, then have we not indeed the
sawing off the entire tree five or six andottes or Indian Games. butter worker and an ingenious butter right to say Volusia county is sure to
feet from the ground and letting it Waldo Farm vegetables are grownin print which presses out and stampsthe forge ahead-Woman's. .Edition of
send out new branches. A year of irrigated fields, and the bulk of the yellow butter into bars or bricks. DeLand News.
fruiting is lost, but young, vigorous, crop is shipped to New York, where, The butter is at once wrapped in
prolific branches are the result.-W. we venture to assert, dealers are gladto parchment paper which has been
E. Pabor in American Agriculturist. see the W. F. on the crates, for this dipped in iced salt water, and is then
*....- mark is an assurance that the crate hardened in the refrigerator. Before
Waldo Farm. contains only the best and freshest of being sent out from the dairy each bar ---- -==- 'I'/' I.!-
: vegetables that can be grown in this ,. or brick of butter is put in a veneer i/,7/ \Vhen. good, ,. ...
Who that lives in DeLand, or any land of winter sunshine.So wrapper and the never-failing W. F. lI"jjr: live seed IS sown, the'J.

of its suburbs, or who comes to our is it any wonder that DeLand is stamps the package, to make glad the .'.O/ won.planter's The battle seeds for is half wide-

\ busy town.as a visitor, is not familiar proud of the big dairy farm, and that heart of the fortunate. housewife whois ?.l'f. awake farmers and gardeners
.. with the trade mark W. F.? which, as we are glad to sing its praises in this on the order book. 1i are
the children say, "stands for Waldo Woman's Edition of "The News." A visit to the farm at milking timeis |J GREGORY'S.HOME I
Farm, the largest and most complete A woman is manager of the dairy, andit especially interesting, Every cow j i I
f* dairy farm in South :Florida. On bricks is owing, to her skill and constant is carefully brushed and curried before -' I GROWN SEEDS. -
rt that trusts the each milking, and then the fun Their vitality is assured.
-, of golden butter that W. F. means the oversight every one \ Every
f" purest, sweetest butter that can be i ir' products of Waldo Farm dairy, and udders are washed in warm water and 1 'thing that pays they grow. Get ,-
increasethe dried with clean cloths before the pails ,Gregory's Seed Catalogue for
the to I
proprietors are
made by the most improved apparatus IB96mailed( {reeandyou'llhave) ,
from Jersey milk. On dainty jars of stock, so that the supply will come are brought from the dairy. As soon I a book worth reading. Filled I:
cream it asserts, "All cream fresh from nearer to the demand. At present the as the pails are full they are hurried j I J t with hard facts for planters
the separator, not a drop of milk add- dairy stock consists of thirty registeredand into the dairy, where, under Miss W. H. GREGORY&SON, /
about the Mann's personal supervision, the Uarblehead,
ed, thick, yellow, delicious cream, high grade:Jersey cows, Mast.-
> the thing for the invalid who can't same number of fine calves and young straining is done.
I! .: just take cod liver oil, and yet must have heifers. When all of the cows are in Mr. Mann is a believer in Bermuda
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Insecticide Lime, $7.00 per Ton, wrCtfSOiv <& TOOMBR: : Jacksonville
Seed Potatoes at Wholesale Prices.

Interesting Facts About Seed Po- a tendency towards deterioration, I had started to rot before
tatoes. they were rapid destruction of the native
am not ready to state. But I
satisfied am dug. We often dig our early potatoes rubber trees to be found in the forestsof
that whole potatoes are pre- before the tops are fully dead, and take Spanish America -
CHANGE OF SEED. ferable for a very early crop, especi-- them directly to the cellar. have many governments -
attempted the
ally with the : replenish
Ohio. Not
Early the
Shall we get seed from other quar- A few years ago we secured some supply by offering liberal bounties for
largest should
ters, and if so, why? Is it necessary, but those potatoes of the size of be hen's planted, of the Southern second crop seed po-i' the cultivation of the tree. Thus far,

if we can produce from 150 to 200 W used a egg. tatoes. They were no doubt a late however, we are told by travelers in
e to
bushels of the best, quality per acre? cut our potatoes to one crop; very solid; no sign of{ growths; those countries no substantial progresshas
eye, but the result was very unsatis all! sizes. The plea is that this
Common imma- been
sense would say no. If oursoil made in this direction. It is
factory.< The one eye theory may do turity of the seed will
produces tubers that are perfectionfor for later produce early much like our own timber culture.
culinary purposes, that is all that fertile soil.planting in a well prepared, immaturity in the crop planted. This Hundreds of thousands of acres of land

any soil can do. The large yield and The proposition may be true, but the seed have been taken up under the timber
perfect quality indicate that no essen- for reasons for using whole potatoes we bought did not demonstrate it. culture law in the United States, and
tial ingredient is early plantings are: The whole Some( of our sheep and hog raisers who
lacking in the soil. furnishes put yet ever saw a quarter section of
Swnetimes we find a very large yieldof potato more nourishment to forth a similar proposition-that immaturity decent timber grown under that law
potatoes, but of very poor quality. less young liable plant. if The whole potato is in the breeding animals will produce in any part of the country?
to rot cold
wet weather
It is questionable whether such are occurs. It will endure, early maturity in the offspring.This i The increasing use of rubber for

good for seed. It has been the experience harder considerable second-crop Southern seed produced i wheel tires and many other purposes

of some potato growers that its vitality freezing is of the* ground before large, dark green, thrifty vines. suggests very high prices for the arti.
injured. will
those produced on sandy soil did not first marketable producethe They bloomed very profusely. They cle in the future, and if the tree can
give as good satisfaction when planted ] tubers. It generally were fully four weeks later than the be< grown under cultivation it should
produces the
as those produced on clay. :Most the largest crop. Oneyear Early Ohioand were badly mixed with prove a paying investment, unless
( with
sandy soil is lacking in potash. This hole and us between still later kinds. A few hills yielded 1 swell < new discovery shall come in and

may account for a lack in plants,from potatoes those cut to one producing very fine specimens; produee a cheap substitute, as has so
the seed of eye.was 100 per acreThe no scab whatever. When the often
those grown in sandy soil, whole tops happened before. Some men
of vigor and productiveness. It is not the rate potatos of that t.year produced at were fully dead, half the tubers in the in Central America when urged by
much 300 bushels per acre, while hills were rotten. We also planted the
so getting the seed from a those a i government to plant rubber extensively -
Northern climate to one eye produced 200 few< Michigan Early Rose. They also
as from soil that will bushels. < recalled the experience of

bring the potato to the highest state of rotted badly, while not one of the the cochineal growers there whose entire
SOUTHERN SECOND-CROP SEED. Early Ohio beside them
perfection. decayed. industry was absolutely wiped out
Eight years ago our strain of'Early A few years ago, in some sectionsof There is no doubt that the South existence by the discovery of the

Ohio, through: mismanagement, had Ohio,this seed was greatly extolled. ern second-crop seed has some merit, I aniline colors so easily made from coal

considerably deteriorated. I procured This second-crop seed is produced by I provided we can get the genuine artit i tar.-California; Fruit-Grower.

a barrel of very fine tubers. planting early potatoes immediately or I cle from a real variety. We tried for .

They were grown about 150 miles of soon after digging. Before this second : two seasons to produce this second The county commissioners will erect i

our home. We planted them alongside crop is fully matured, the frost killsthe crop ourselves. Both seasons it was a court-house at Vernon.

of our own seed. As anticipated, vines. Or, if the cold does not extremely dry, and we failed. Professor I Two of the largest leaks in our States

the imported ones far outyielded the stop the growth, they are dug before Lazenby of Columbus, 0., sayat 'treasury are the cost of jurors and wit-

homegrown seed. Since that periodwe they are ripe. There is no doubt th 'they were successful in raising this nesses. These two items cost the State J

have been careful in selecting and within the last few years a spurious ar crop.-Country Gentleman. nearly $200,000 per annum.-Marion .,

preserving our seed, and have also tic1ehas been placed upon the market. Times. I

applied liberal quantities of unleached Instead of planting new potatoes, old Rubber Culture in Florida. A bill of sale and dissolution of part-

wood ashes to the soil. While our ones were kept in cold storage and :Major J. 0. Kerby, formerly consul I- nership of the firm of Caldwell & Scott :

yield is not phenomenal, yet we still!1 planted late. at Para, Brazil, is reported to have was filed in the county clerk's office

get the true Early Ohio. Last spring' Some circulars advertising this seed recently made the tour of Elorida February 4. The half interest in the

I sold some to a neighbor for plant.ing. assert that the only merit that it has is with a view to finding a locality suffi- firm owned by Henry W. Caldwell is <
He had an excellent crop considering its immaturity. If this is so, why not ciently tropical to justify the pJantingof bought by C. C. Scott. The consider- ,4

the season-good in qualityand dig our own potatoes before they are rubber trees on a large scale. ation was $650. <

true in variety. The potato will fully matured? Potatoes dug before Rubber trees will no doubt grower in The building on the corner of Pine '!t

rapidly deteriorate unless three conditions the tops are dead can be kept ov some localities in Florida, as they are street and Orange avenue, Orlando, ,

are complied with-:Careful selection : winter just as well as those dug when now growing in California, but it is which for years has been known as the I

of the seed, proper wintering and fully matured. At least that is ourex very questionable if the growing of First National Bank, is being fitted up I

planting on soil that produces tubersof : perience with the unsalable ones dug them can be made a commercial success for the new private bank soon to be
size for early market. Every fall some are: in either State. In fact it is
perfect shape and quality. yet opened by Messrs. Guernsey & War- < I
shipped to our market that are not to be demonstrated whether rubber
They to for business
WHOLE VS. CUT POTATOES. expect open i
ripe, and they are poor keepers. ButI culture can be made a commercialsuccess [ as soon as the room can be made .
\Vhether cutting seed potatoes has am of the opinion that such potatoes> in any country. In view of ready. ,i':11 I

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Bill Nye on the Roads of North North Carolina in a way that I heartily breast bone bores a hole in the road

Carolina.We endorse. every time he sits down to think, ever
This brings me to speak of the highway imagine that he can build a permanent
do not know how we can pay a here, which as in most mountain highway?
better tribute to poor Bill Nye than to countries shortens the life of a good When I was a youth and had to
reproduce one of his last contributionsto horse. work on the farm, working out my
the Chicago "Horse Review." We The popular vehicle of commerce father's road tax was the only relaxa-

are indebted to the courtesy of that here is a bronze stag about seven hands tion I had. It is the only green spot = EXCELSIOR Incubator

excellent journal for the illustration : high, while over his back a bag of in my agricultural memory. It was I Simplt ftrfeci, R4.R4.
-= Tbooiaodf Inoperation.
A year ago I noticed that one of corn meal, held in place by a shad- there I met, each year, other bright ing. L wet prlee4flratlaM
my horses had introduced into his bellied boy, is deftly thrown. Some- young minds, and learned for the first *Clreulari Send 60.fre for 7' GEO.IIatelier II. 8TA11L Made.,
i Caulom 114 i 188K.6thMtQ.lnfT.nl.
repertoire a new gait. I had bought times the bag has a jug in one end anda time that the earth is round like a Hint.
him with the understanding that he headache in the other. ball and that it is composed of land

had three good saddle gaits in additionto Most of the feuds originating in this and water, which, when united, make ,6 UP-TO-DATE"
his harness specialties, but this was country and irrigating it from time to the average American road.

_, one extra. It was something between time with the best blood of the Tar Conservative farmers, who hire a
a schottische and a glide. Heel, start by ill feeling growing out female teacher at $15 per month to S !AT pUmps
The coachman said he thought it of the amenities of travel and of opposing give boxing exhibitions with seven- (i
was going to develope into sweeny. vehicles meeting where theyare students of the infant class and board Kudorted
'llollillta. GO,000Inuse. W* arU..Headgeanern'r :
The horse was valuable, and so he not able to pass. three miles away, and sweep out the !Hprwy PomiM, and Inuwtiflde- Catalogue{ ; 8 ray
Calendar,and full Treatise on t>praylnff FKEE.
thought that hot fomentations shouldbe Sometimes at a distance of several schoolhouse after sprinkling the floor m SPRAYING OUTFIT flJK 50 j
used first, and if that did not workwe miles from each other one will find a with her tears, careful men who go 17 EXPRESS PAID, FOR G?* U
C. LEWIS NiFC. CO.,Cos73 Catskill N.Y
would have to "rowel" him. We place widened by nature, generally to town on wintry days and in the

did all sorts of things for him, sat up where two teams may pass, and here excitement sometimes forget them.
nights with him and gave him all the you will find that two neighbors, each selves and blanket their wives insteadof WOVEN WIRE FENCE

climate we could spare, but he did not with a load of hay, have met for a their horses, too often stand in Over SO Styles Bulb.rang Earth. Chicken
improve, so a blister was suggested,to visit and reunion. You can wait there their light in the matter of roads.A tight. You can, fig make and from 40

consist mostly of Spanish flies. I gota until the reunion has decided on a good highway leading to townis tOi 1 14 60 to roda 22c.per day a for Rod.from i

pound of these through the influenceof place for the next annual meeting and of more value to the farmer than a Illustrated KITSELMAN C&talofrue!BROS.Rldgeville Free.., .
our Spanish minister and the horse adjourned. Then with coy reluctancethe bloodless and heartless railroad operated / Indiana.
was blistered.But two teams get in line and allow by non-residents, who make fun -", --::'-': _:: -: ", -- -: \.---- : -:- ---- --=---=----" .

he did not improve and so we you to pass. of the farmer from a safe distance, run
tried other things, until the barn Did the reader ever see a group of over his milch cows and set fire to his the surplus and spread it among the
looked like a bottling works. FinallyI rustic road builders working out its crops. working classes than to put it into

gave up all hope of a cure and began road tax? Fellow farmers, let us think of these good roads. Let some of those old,

to look for another horse to take When a community desires a church things, and no longer haul our produceover tired statesmen, who have become

his place. built, it secures an architect and the paths laid out for us by the anaemic and sporadic from breathing
One day a friend said : "Suppose builder, who may have had experience. raccoon and the Indian. Let us rise the vitiated air of legislation, go home
we go and look at your lame horse." When a road is wanted the and throw off the fetters that mark and rub the inflamed gums of their

L. He picked up a forefoot, felt at it, ran community builds it itself. As the the years of barbarism, and no longer grandchildren, while younger men,
his knife around inside the frog a lit- merciful man is merciful to his beast, seek to patch up an old war path with with ambition for themselves and

tle, smelled of it and said the troublewas a good way to serve God, do good to fleeting clay. their fellows, introduce a few modern
all there. It was. The hoof was the dumb brute and mollify the ter- Why should we whittle up a whole methods among a long suffering pea
,;< contracted from wearing a shoe that rors of profanity would be to make the dry goods box in the discussion of the ple.

I ," was too small. We poulticed the foota roads with some sort of system, in- silver question, when it will not make We have got war vessels enough,
few weeks, allowed him to go bare stead of making mudpies at a dollar a twenty-five cents difference with us now let us encourage the arts of peace.

foot and play in the mud arid now he day, annually pulling back the same one way or the other, while every .
\ is well again. The old humorous old dirt into the same old hole. fence corner contains the bleaching The Cuban colony at Fort Meade

it j :. twinkle has returned to his eye, and Why should a self made roadmaster, bones of a decrepit and permaturely now numbers sixty, of whom severalare

t;"0 with his tail over the dashboard he with a whisk-broom beard and pantaloons broken down wagon or a debiliated tobacco experts, and they have
'3fr9' spurns the bright red highway' of gallused up so tight that his horse. There's no quicker way to get at plants to set about one hundred acres.


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Tramps are reported unusually numerous 2
Another lot of 3,000 orange trees Parchment Photograph Frames.For in some parts of Florida.J. THE
were taken to Orange River on Satur- Our R ural Home. HOME,
B. Carlisle has been re-elected
day by Borland Bros. to be set out in Very pretty frames are made from chief of the fire department of Ocala.A wa
their grove. In the past few months parchment or imitation water-color pa- Frank "

over 8,000 orange trees have been set per, the last being bought for the building and improvement asso ,. POP l1
out on Orange River, covering more I. small sum of 15 cents per sheet. ciation has just been organized at Fort 1 R 14 tYror

than one hundred acres.-Tropical Round frames for small photos are Myers.

News. very simply made by cutting two circular The Courier says Plant City has

\Ye quote the sign, "Eggs 10 cents pieces the desired size, then cutting more and better sidewalks than any % B21S Ta1i

per dozen," in front of the groceries. from the front piece a smaller cir- town of its size in Florida. c GIRL '

This is a radical change from ten years cle. Glue together around the edges, The postoffice at Temple's Mill'was BMsSSiS

ago in Eustis, when every egg was leaving an apening sufficiently largeto discontinued on February 15th, by *
shipped here from the North, and the admit' the photo. Paint upon the order of the Postmaster-General. hpM So1-*"*

prevailing price was 30 cents a dozen. (front some scattered flowers, buds and A very large amount of real estate FRANK LESLIE'SPOPULAR

Like many other things, we have leaves. Apple blossoms, orange blossoms has changed hands in Jacksonville and

l learned to grow eggs in Eustis, and wild roses and violets are especially vicinity during the past two months.

this augurs much toward our temporal pretty for these wind blossom New comers arriving daily, and we

welfare. Let us follow it out on this decorations.If hear of'a number settling in different I

line-be independent-raise all we one has no water colors, an excellent parts of our county, which fact we are

eat.-Eustis Lake Region. substitute can be had in Diamond glad to chronicle.-Tw* Myers Press. Contains each Month: Original Water Color
Frontispiece; 128 Quarto Pages of Reading
Art colors which be
There will be over 600 tons of can boughtat IV! .Her; 100 New and High.class Illustratoons -
less than half the cost of ordinary The total number of deaths in ; More Literary Matter and Illustrations
guano hauled from Chipley this season than other Magazine in America.
for any
Tampa January was of
water-colors. thirty-two
They are prepared by 23 cts.; $3 a Year.
and at the price, $27 per ton, it which
eight'were natives of
mixing one-quarter of a package intoa Tampa.
will cost $16,200 If cotton next fall
Six native-born Frank Leslie's Pleasant HoursFOR
will $30 bale it will take cup of hot water, allowing them to were Floridians, nine ;
average per
were born in other States and
cool before seven
540 bales to pay for it, besides it will using. quantities I BOYS AND GIRLS.A .
of the were set down an "un own.
take 125 farmers raising an powder can be prepared in the might Wholesome, Juvenile Monthly.
averageof N. A. Neisius who Tuilv i lustrated.: The best writers for
same proportion, but the diluted has the reputa- young
four bales apiece to pay it. Now, people o ntributo to it. 10 cts.; $1 a year.
if we should have a bad crop year, colors will keep a long time if well tion of being somewhat of a mineralogist SEHDALLSTOSCEIPnOlBTO
corked. Apply with sable and claims to have found goldbearing -
some of the advancing merchants will ,
be stuck on an average.-Chipley camel's hair brushes, treating the high i dirt a short distance from Pensa- !; FARMER & FRUIT GROWER
Banner. lights and shadows in the same man- cola. He is now engaged in subjecting -

ner as in watercolor painting. i some of the earth to a chemical 1 JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

Rubber growing in Florida is not a Three or four of the small round analysis, and, he says, with most

new question, still little attention has frames fastened together by ribbon favorable prospects.The $4.3o for Both Publications.
been given it. A line drawn west
from New Smyrna marks the point on der make picture a very or dainty mirror.panel hung un- total population of Levy county Undoubtedly the Best Club Offers

both coasts below which rubber trees is 7.459whites, 5,089; colored,2,3 70;
For a panel decorated with apple an increase of 873 since 1890. White CJT Send to Frank Leslie's Publlahtny Route NYY.
are indigenous, and grow with great for Kew frustrated Premium Lut.Ft'".
blossoms or wild roses, light green males over 21 of col
years age, 1,112;
and the the
profusion, on keys along
coast wild rubber trees abound. The satin ribbon one inch wide is very ored, 554. Of this number 506 are
pretty for bows. not registered. Of the males
tree is of very rapid growth; those 1,671 Scientific American
Single parchment are very over 21 years of age 232 cannot read,
for industries well
looking new forCAVEATI.
may pretty in heart shape, oval, horseshoe, and 267 cannot write; 1,685 children Agency
investigate the value of the rubber
etc. Some of the latest of these are are of school age; 1,188 white and 498 I
production. Women's Edition of plI
decorated with colonial garlands of colored. a
very swall flowers as arbutus and for I II I
The demand for fullers earth has get-me-nots. Sometimes the frames I From all sides comes most encouraging

grown so extensive that the companyare instead of being hung to the wall are I news, increasing the promise ,

now setting up (four new dryers, supplied with an easel back, made of f i I of a bright future for our city. Our TRADE MARKS, ,

and placing new boilers, engines, and the parchment, and glued to the rear merchants now admit that the businessof DESIGN PATENTS
machinery in position and have just small 1895 was far in excess of that o( COPYRIGHTS, etc.
by a strip of white tape. Theyare For Information and tree Handbook write too
the exodus of MUNN &; CO.. 861 BROADWAY. NEW YOKE.
fine 1894, notwithstanding s
completed a two story building, a valuable addition to any parloror Oldest bureau for securing patent In America.
60 by 60 feet in size, as an addition to chamber. ELIZABETH. many of our factories during the year. the Every public patent by a taken notice out given by us free Is of brought charge before In the ,,
their mill. They are also erecting The large increase of the output of the '

large storage sheds for crude material, Table Covers. factories overbalanced the losses.-Key I dttdific* 1Utti'nu

and are building a railroad about a half ,. For Our Rural Home. West Advertiser.It Largest circulation of any scientific paper In the

mile long from the mill to the mines. A square cover recently seen was of I man world.should Splendidly be without/tel weed Intelligent. A3OO.
All of these improvements will be completed thick cream-color cloth (I did not learn is stated that there is a probability 1 year FCBi.TSHFBfl:ILK)six,361 month Broadway Address New MDXN&York ; COY
of line of vessels *
within the next few weeks, and : the name) with a linen fringe around a being establishedfrom

then the mills will have a capacity of the edge.. Green Cove Springs, Fla., at the ___ 4 _

about 15,000 tons of clay per annum. A vine-like border, with branchesand head of deep-water navigation on the lorida

-Quincy Herald. tendrils, was done in outline St. Johns river. Arrangements are 'T Lan d s
now being made whereby ocean-goin
Work has commenced the stitch with medieval silk. In eachcorner
upon vessels will direct to Green Cove
was a design of leaves and
Palm hotel and
Royal everybody at
Springs for of phosphate rock
flowers outlined with cargoes
sil k.
Miami is said
to on a rush to see
destined for domestic
The leaves and flowers or foreign ports.It .
who will be the first to make the "Al were colored is ,
proposed to lease the Western
with Diamond
Art colors shaded
mighty dollar. People are arriving Railway of Florida, which now runs
imitate natural flowers. The veins of
in and in sailboats while investments[
wagons some the leaves of silk. between Green Cove Springs and Melrose "
are able to come by rail as far as Fort
A scarf for small table penetrating the phosphate regionsof
Lauderdale and a was of fine Developments '
the remainder of the
linen damask with ends above county. Phosphates willthen
distance fringed .
by steamer. So great has
be shipped direct from the mines ;
which was an open work border. Attractions ,
been the influx of
new settlers that the
Green Cove The wharfat
A bunch of Springs.
pansies outlined i in
accommodations at Miami are taxed. was 9 Addrtsi. ,, .
the is "
Springs to be extended out
natural colors with medieval silk.
People are huddled in tents and small 1'r.
into thirty feet of water to accommodate G. D. ACKERLY, ; :
R. E. M.I. .
temporary huts. The small hotel has -<'_.
Melrose Fla. vessels in service. It is also CCNCRAL PASSEfcCCR ACCNT, '

for sometime past been crowded. A stated that the company taking hold of THE TROPICAL TRUNK LitlE, ,.' ;:
hotel for the
larger accommodation of this ,
enterprise already 18,000 tons JACKSONVILLE. FLORIDA.Strawberries .
400 people is nearly finished, and Miami May The rector has just come.'Von't of phosphate rock at the mines awaiting .
will be able to care for the newcomers in for little while
you come a !? shipment as soon as arrangementscan are netting the Lake -i

more properly.-Indian River Agnes (a Vassar graduateVhat'sthe ) be made to take care of the ves land shippers from 40 to 80'cents a" j:

Advocate. limit? sels. quart ; "}_.
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r I) out of their natural seasons. This smaller the cost for
t Poultry.'Edited proportionately SCARLET FEVER SETTLED IN THE BACK.
demand stimulates inventive genius, each; hen or bushel of produce.-The .

t, ,... by S:-S.DcLANOY,A ;;b:rbi :- appliances and men are needed found to produce who invent the the ar- Poultry Keeper. I AN OPERATION WAS UNSUCCESSFULLY
.:.. -
tificial conditions required to grow PERFORMED.The .

}A P plants and animals out of their sea Live Stock.
r ;1c These Patient Was Finally Restored After
sons. appliances are improved .. ,
I and extended until what was once a Eighteen Years.
.. luxury becomes cheapened to a neces Essex Swine.
sity, and rich and poor alike enjoy it. "From experiments extending over [From the Evening News,Newark, N. J.]
That is the,history of forced fruits and three years, we find that a pig weighing About eighteen years ago, when Mrs.
vegetables, broilers, hot-house lambs, thirty pounds will increase in weightat Annie Dale, of 88 Spruce street, was a
etc." a cost of two and a halt cents a bright, merry schoolgirl, she was takenill
pound; at 100 pounds weight at a cost with scarlet fever. She recovered, but
she was a very different girl,from a physical
Pure Breeds of Geese. of four
,l cents a pound.-]. B. Their. standpoint. She was cured of the
Only the common geese have the "The Chicago market shows that scarlet fever, but it left her with an affection -
males and females different in plum- the highest price is paid for a hog of the back. As she grew older the
age. All the pure breeds have the weighing from to pain seemed to increase. Her sufferingswere
145 195 pounds,
intensified by her household duties,
I sexes colored the same. The Toulouse and the lowest weighing from 250 to but she never complained, and with one
) is the largest, and the China are 400 pounds.-Hoard's Dairyman. hand pressed tightly to her back she did
--- best layers. The Embden is the best What her work about her cosy home.
we are working for is the
for feathers being white in color. hog I was fourteen years old when I was
White-Crested Black Polands, owned by pure that the best profit-the that
pays hog attacked with scarlet
fever, and have now
; A of the Toulouse
t tI John Bauscher, Jr., Freeport, Ill cross gander and eats five cents' worth and pays ten suffered with my back for eighteen years.
the Embden make the best for
I goose cents, for it is a better hog for us than "Night and day I suffered. It really
The Houdans. market. The gander may be known the hog that eats ten cents' worth and seemed as if I must succumb to the pain
The "Country Gentleman" quotes by being thicker around the neck, pays twelve cents for it. The Essexis and then,to make matters worse, my head
from the catalogue of Rouiller & Arn- and more masculine in appearance. this ached so badly that I could scarcely see,
nearest hog. He- is
compara- at times. Finally I went to St. Michael'sHospital
oult, of Gambais, in the district of Though geese derive much of their tively eater and fattens easilyat at the corner of High street and
Houdan: "Some words about this subsistence when allowed to have access any age. He is healthy and gen Central avenue, and there the surgeons
;. race of established reputation. The to a pool yet they may be pastured tle. His meat is fine-grained and performed a difficult operation on my
.I' or be kept in confinementand back, but it did no good it was like
Houdan is an excellent layer; its eggs may sweet. He is solid black has soft ;
are white and large, its flesh fine and fed on grass, turnips (chopped), hair and is quite handsome.; They are everything to return else.for I another was told operation at the hospital but-

delicate, the chicks sturdy and easy to potatoes and grain. The goose lays good mothers and bring good litters, the first had left me so weak I could not
raise. A little less precocious than from twenty to forty eggs, and the usually from seven to twelve. I am go back. Then again, I had become discouraged -
the Faverolles, it is wise to wait to gander keeps a faithful watch over herat satisfied that for profit the Essex is the and my three children needed
J four and a half months before fatten times when she is not on the nest. hog for the South. I have been breeding my attention and care at home. The pain
When sitting is is best disturb heras became harder to stand, and back
ing them but at that their my
light them
; age, for several years and am was almost broken, it seemed. I thoughtI
I and fragile bones are completely cov- little as possible. She makes a more and .more pleased with them. would never know what it would be
ered with flesh which takes in a short good mother, and usually raises all Start right with the Essex and you will like to be well again, when I was told to
I time that fine and clear fatness which her young ones.-Poultry Keeper. never regret your choice.--Southern try Dr.Williams' Pink Pills. With many
.. makes the the truly fine chicken. .-. Planter. doubts, a faint heart and an aching back,
I went to the and little
Profit From Acre. get pills, dreaming
What can be more pleasing than its an .. that they would prove the elixir of a new
plumage, irregularly graveled in black While one hundred hens are not Will Put a Ring in His Snout. life to me, I began to take them. Only a
and white? What prettier than that too many for one acre of land, better Editor Farmer and -Grower: short time elapsed before I began to im
proud and noble head surmounted by proportionate results will be secured The Fruit and Vegetable Growers'p prove. Could it bo possible that Dr.
a pretty crest? The pure Houdanrace with fifty hens. If the farmer finds ]Protective Association seem very muchin Williams' Pink Pills were doing what

is undeniably the most beautiful that fifty hens pay on one acre, he i earnest and determined to do all i in I everything asked myself else the had question failed accomplish many times?,

.of all the French races." can use other acres in the same man1 1 their power to insure that the next I and before long I was enabled, by my improved
ner. Few farmers have ever really] 1 legislature shall consist of men who condition, to answer' Yes.: Now
The Demand for Five Weeks Old tried to make poultry pay. Generally, I will consider it their duty to enact the pain of almost twenty years is cured
Chickens.At if hens have paid at all on the farm 1 laws to protect progressive people oi f by these Pink Pills in a few months. I

a large stock farm in Maryland, t they deserve all the credit. There 1 this State against the aggressions of f sot have some no pain of Dr.of any Williams'kind now Pink,but Pills I have for

where a specialty is made of poultry, are no fabulous profits in poultry, nor 1 that old autocrat, King Razorback, Pale People, and while I do not think it
it is stated that 20,000 young chickens is the capital required much less than and all other moss backs that claim will ever be necessary to use them again,
have been marketed in the past year,, I for other stock, but the losses are I kinship to him. I shall certainly never be without themin
and that a single hotel in New YorkCity sooner recuperated and better pricesare So many of our vegetable growers, the house."

would be glad to make a contractfor obtained. There is another ad in particular, have suffered so seriouslyat condensed Dr. Williams'form, all Pink the Pills elements contain necessary in a-

the entire production. A "baby" vantage which is important. The His Snoutship's will, that they now to give new life and richness to the
white Plymouth Rock "broiler" ,i is returns from the sales of poultry andeggs i demand that they have some chanceof blood and restore shattered nerves. Theyare
said to be the especial favorite, and I are constant. There is no waiting feeding themselves and their families also a specific for troubles peculiar to
one explanation of the manner i in l until harvest time for crops to instead of being the supporters of females, such as suppressions, irregularities
and all forms of weakness.
which they have come to be so popular mature, nor being governed and regulated .. swine they do not own, while the real 1 build up the blood, and restore the They glowof
is thus given by the Rural New by "corners" or speculators. owners are fattening their hogs with healtb to pale and sallow cheeks. In
Yorker: There is always a retail demand which out any cost to themselves, and thusraising men they effect a radical cure in all cases
"A few years ago, the family of one the farmer himself can regulate and the question as to whether arising from mental worry, overwork, or
of our American millionaires went to excesses whatever nature. Pink Pills
supply. they are not greater hogs than the
are sold in boxes (never in loose bulk) at
Paris and ate a dinner at which little The most careful experiments have four-legged ones they claim to own. 50 cents a box, or six boxes for $2.50,and
birds were served-one for each demonstrated that each hen in a large COR. may be had of all druggists, or direct bymall
guest. They were smaller than ordinary I flock should give a profit of one dollar Eustis, Fla. from Dr. Williams' :Medicine Com-
broilers, one whole one providing i- i per year. Some of the hens will pay .Nt. pany, Schenectady, N. Y.flRRVS.
: about meat enough for each per nearly twice as much, while some will The Unjust Fence Law. .
son. This seemed like an agreeablefad not lay at all. The cost and the Some argue that it gives the poor' :

and when they returned to America profits are regulated by circumstances''i man a chance to raise hogs and cows '
this family demanded these little as is the case with all industries. All 1 that he could not do were he made to SEEDS

birds in place of broilers. The fashionhas risks must be encountered, including take care of them. But what right Perfect seeds'paylngcrops.. grow -
PerfectBefdi"fare '
spread among the rich until a losses from disease and mismanagement has he to raise them on me, I would not grown by chance. Kot ;
plump chicken five weeks old will often ; but with all the allowance for> like to know? Also, I would be gladto flog!sever I left to chance. In grow !
ing Ferrr'a Seed* Dealers!! 2
sell for as much as a large broiler. drawbacks, the hen will give a profitof know why the law makes a man fix them everywhere. Write for :
Of course this means a gain to the one dollar per year in eggs and his plantation up to suit his neighborsIt FERRY'S '
feeder of at least a month's feeding. chicks. seems to me that when I buy a pieceof : SEED ANNUAL '

It !Just illustrates how changes in There is no more labor required in land ought to have the right to for 1896. Brimful of valuable,
fashion strike below the surface into managing a flock of fifty hens than in use my discretion as to how I will fenceit : .information about best and new :,
est aeeda. Free
the production of articles of food. managing a cow, or in plowing, seeding and when I will fence D. M. FERRY & CO..
The rich and fastidious demand delicacies i- cultivating and harvesting a one- I have a neighbor who has a farm Detroit, Mich.r '
-fruits, vegetables and meats acre crop, and the larger the. crop: the (Continued on page >157.< ) -

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Florida Farmer and Fruit Grower, I Transportation. not yield the railroads any more revenue very early is exceedingly small and

A Weekly Newspaper published at 16 Main I I i A few words will suffice to state the than one of culls. Thus through will remain so. A wider gap must
Street,Jacksonville.Fla. situation in transportation matters as I their adherence to the present freight exist between seasons. Therefore as

they affect the growers of Florida. i schedules they may not only reap a against California the Florida berry

For One TERMS Tear ..a.n.OF! SUBSCRIPTION.......................fi.oo There is no call for any passion or loss in their tota 1 revenue but also grower has little to fear in the future.
For Six Month........................ ..... i.oo prejudice in the matter it is purelyone teach and enforce on the growers avery P.+
In_Foreign Countries ....3.00 of business. valuable lesson in condensingand That Famous Grapefruit Tree.
becriptions.in.al .cases
cash in
advance. No discount allowed on one's When Florida was producing both bettering their shipments..1 The Plant City Courier copies an

own subscription(except in a club), but to oranges and vegetables the amount of article from our columns and then
Sundry Matters
About Morton&CoEditor
all a liberal cash commission will
each was regulated more or less by adds the following :
Farmer and Fruit-Grower
be allowed all :
on obtainedby
subscriptions the experience of which had For the specific figures in the last
them. Write for terms. years, It seems a pity that Congress has
To every new subscriber we will send, shown about what the country could seen fit to order Secretary Morton to item, copied as above, and for the ".

postpaid, a copy of Whitner's "Garden absorb. In general there had not continue in the seed business. I usedto definite information of our worthy i:,
ing in Florida." For two new sub- been a glut of either, and the trans- seeds suitable for contemporary, we again give the figures ::
scribers, at $3.00 each will send geet spring planting "
we in this wonderful
postpaid, a copy of Moore's "Orange portation charges, though tolerably in the fall, and cabbage, turnip, productive crop ;>'5.:
.. Cu1te" high, could be met by each class of produce celery,and other winter vegetable seed, from a single tree as we foot them up'm ':
Rates of advertising on application. and a margin of profit would remain in the spring. A nameless, worthless the original account of sales as
Remittances should be made by check, to the grower. vine seed was marked cucumber and furnished to the owner of the tree, =

postal letter to note order money of order or registered When the oranges passed away it I neglected to plant other cucumber, M r. J. R. McDonald, from the two

made a landslide in the productive !seed, so I had to do without cucumbers commission houses in New York that
:FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER, handled the fruit. The total .
conditions of the State. In the at- or buy them. I for one will be gross .,
Jacksonville Fla.: tempt to make a living from temporary glad when Uncle Sam goes out of the sales of the several shipments aggregates :;

resources a large part of the former seed business for good. the sum of $292.00, deducting -,.:

OONTENTS.. orange growers became vegetable Another thing,they(Morton's clerks) freights, cartage and commission, a
The of leaves as net proceeds the handsome -:
growers. output vegetables,
send letters of
Vermin in the Grove; State All the Condi- inquiry about the con
tions; From Silver Lake Fruit Farm; A melons, etc. was nearly, if not quite, dition of wheat, barley, rye, cotton, sum of $223.98, which Mr. McDonald ,
Remedy for Pear Blight. 147 doubled. Under this unwonted strain etc. It is of no use to reply that thereis duly received. This was for the crop '
Peach Culture in the Lake Region of South the Northern markets, very naturally, none of these crops raised in Duval of the one tree for 1894 for he had no
Florida 148 broke. The old scale of prices could other grapefruit tree in bearing. .
county. They come at me again in a
Waldo Farm ...
149 ; We are glad also to state that this
I not be maintained. Formerly when few months with the :
Interesting Fa6ts About Seed Potatoes same questions. .
Rubber Culture in Florida..... ...... .. ISO the Northern people went to market So I sometimes get tired. It seems tome grand old tree is making a heroic effort :a i
Bill Nye on the Roads of North Carolina; they spent part of their money for or that they might their circular to overcome the terrible setback I
............. vary which it received from old
Working Out the Road Tax 151 anges and part for vegetables, and : questions some to fit the various parts Boreas in f
OUR RURAL HOME-Parchment Photograph now, when only the latter were offered 'of Uncle Sam's the winter of 94-95, but it will doubtless -
Frames; Table Covers......... 152 farm.M. be before it
STATE they did not care to make up CHESEBRO. some years produces j'
152 the deficiency of with another such a profitable crop of fruit.
POULTRY-The Houdans; The Demand for oranges vege Plummers, Fla. .
Five-Weeks-Old Chickens; Pure Breedsof tables and melons. Hence part of -- 4.N. --- .w. I
Geese; Profit from an Acre............ 155 the latter could not pass into con StrawberriesCompetition From An Apology to Kieffer Pear. I
IIVE STOCK-Essex Swine;Will Put a Ring sumption and they cut the prices of f California.The The "Rural New Yorker" is one of
in His Snout; Unjust Fence Law......... 153 i
EDITORIAL-Women Journalists; Transpor the part that was purchased.In opinion of the leading fruilmen the most practical of papers, yet it occasionally I
tation; Some Matters About Morton & the season after the freeze the here is that California strawberries are drops into poetry, of which i
Co.; Strawberries-Competition from California railroads did not have as much total destined to cut a prominent figure i in the following is a sample. It ought t

; That Famous Grapefruit Tree; bulk to transport as before, and what the market before many years. The also to apologize to old Peter Kieffer ::,,1

Markets Apology;Business to the Kieffer Notices Pear.;California.Grape- 154 they did receive yielded them less industry of strawberry raising is new for the persistent misspelling of his

fruit....,... 155 revenue proportionately than beforethe in California, and was launched only name. We have taken the liberty to
Decrease in Live Stock; Increased Wealth.. 156 freeze, because vegetable rates are a year ago. The berries which haveso correct that error:

Two Sides to the Hog Question; The lower than orange rates. far come here from California have AN APOL03Y TO KIEFFER PEAR.
.... 157 Neither the growers nor the railroads been of good quality and sold at good
Cultivate Oh Kieffer, I for all the
apologize words
are to blame for the present sit prices. The facilities of the State I'v said.

Weather in Jacksonville. uation; it was caused by the elements. ought to provide a good supply of I take back every name I've hurled at
Week Ending March 21896. Both suffered from it, perhaps equally strawberries from October to spring. your devoted head.

in immediate losses,though not equally This year the State has only] enough I only knew the way you taste when .
8 a w & a Sg..: in its ultimate effects.It for its home trade.-Philadelphia eaten out of hand,
RATS ae a II -s a a ttS cdtt h aT 1M; is a bad situation and there are Grocery orId. I hadn't when had canned.the privilege of eating you -
00 00 1
T H -- only two roads leading out it. Oneis The foregoing is somewhat I think
.Fe1nuarys; ::: ; ;; (; rosy. 'twas Brother Packard-he who
February 26.., 55 43 62 71 TO 51 41 30 56 .00.00 a lowering of transportation charges, The long time in transit operatesagainst called you "Business Pear," .
February a?....... OO4 60 7 2 43 9i 58 .00 especially those toward Cincinnati, to the California shipments and Sent me a peck of Kieffers-they were h':..
February 66 74 55 64 53 lovely, 1 declare,
... correspond with the increased
February 55 65 71 53 18 62 .10 production the very heavy express rates on berries,
t ....... yellow face and crimson cheek-be-
x 56 70 76 53 23 64 .00 and the decreased
March 2........ 55 68 76 53 23 64 .00 prices of veg ice, and refrigerator box, which will I lieve me when I say
---- etables. But the transportation companies average about fifteen cents I took one bite-it threw
was enough-I
Mean....... 53 65 73 50 23 61 ..63J per quartto
say they cannot reduce the markets as far west as Kansas City, the rest away.
J -Total T Trace.rainfall. rates and do the business with any St. Louis and Chicago, is also a serious But Madame gathered up the fruit- as is

.: A. J. MITCHELL, Observer. profit. Very well, then there remains matter. Usually a small percentage She her washed wont and to do.pared and cored and

only one other alternative.The of the berries arrives mouldy i ia in sliced and put them in a stew.
Women Journalists.In I I second road out lies through the principal markets, so it can be She sugared it with liberal hand to suit
an evil hour the editor of the decreased production, closer sorting, readily seen that as compared to Florida her cultured taste
j DeLand News gave the women permission a rigid rejection of culls and inferior shipments the situation is very And in her calm, metfiodic way, without
i T to issue from his office a twin grades. Let the grower raise onlyone different. Florida her unseemly haste,
can ship strawberries
She canned and sealed her ensilage and
.paper with his own; and the women's acre instead of two, and let him very successfully through.n. laid it safe away,
number was so interesting that we devote to that one acre his highestskill uary, February and March to the Then brought it out to garnish forth our
;. never looked at his. If he could bring ; make and ship only strictly gilt- principal markets of the country i in feast on New Year's Day.
his mind to consent to make this improvement i edge produce, which will be certain to the regular ventilated crate at an expense Oh, Kieffer, I apologize I Mere words are 1

permanent, and it would secure the highest price, high enoughto by express of five or six cents And mean Rural and lines small.are all too short for
hold out, his readers would be delighted yield him a profit. California has per quart. The time in transit is so to tell it all. me

t and his subscription list would be for years set us an excellent exampleof short that the berries arrive in good The odor of long summer days-tho

greatly increased. DeLand would become rigid sorting, and it may be no order, fresh and inviting looking with dream-days of the South,
like a city that is set on a hill.]1 great credit to them either, as theysimply all their natural taste and flavor and The flavor of a thousand sweets seemed
I And yet, in view of such paragraphsas have to do it ; melting in my mouth.
on of Florida
account really ships as early as thereis Go brag and sing of other fruits from
the one on "manuscripts rejected,," their great distance from the markets. any demand for them: It is true quince to eau de vie,
we shudder with apprehension when One crate of stuff which nets the that California begins in December or A dish of Kieffer ensilage is good enough

'.. we reflect on the tenor of the remarksthat grower $1.00 is better than two crates earlier, and that a few crates can be for me.

will be made in the feminine conclaves which net him 50 cents each. And placed in the hands of certain partiesin The "Sun" t Lakeland will ship

: of that small city for the next then suppose the two net him nothing? each city in November and December more vegetables says this season than ever
week or two. A crate of gilt-edge vegetables will but
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I f q. bbls. There has been a steady holding of
111 strictly prime old onions, but trade is THE;

V V VV W 'W slow and unattractive stock is urged for

JACKSONVILLE:, FLA. March 6. sale at low and irregular figures. Bermudaand FIRST. NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA

FRUITS AND PRODUCE. Havana in light supply and steady.
Cabbage has had an active demand and ,
Corrected: by Marx Bros.
all grades have advanced with small
salesof JACKsONuII4E
These Are average quotation Extra choice .
lots fetch prices above top quotations, while poor Danish commanding a premium.
Iou ad11ower. Beets weaker and lower. Florida not The Oldest National Bank in the State.
exceeding -
Oranges, Florida................ ............4.00 1.50, and New Orleans bunch
Lemons Messina,box. .. ..
Apples,]b1...... ..................... 4.00104.50 2.75. stock has sold mainly at 4.00. California CHARTERED, 1874. CHARTER EXTENDED, 1894.By .

English Peas, dried, bu... .......... 1.25 cauliflower has been in free supply and I conservative, yet liberal methods, this bank has achieved the highest
Peas Clay, bushel...a u.... uu... 1.25 weak at 1.50 to 3.00 strength and ability to meet legitimate demands. reputation for solidity
Whippoorwill................. 1.35 as quality. Celery We buy and sell foreign and domestic exchange
... "Lad .........._................ 1.75 has been in moderate supply and fancy drafts on all parts of the world. on the most favorable terms, drawing our own
Blackeye....................... i-5 large, which is scarce, commands a premium We invite a visit or correspondence looking toward business relations
11 Browneye..n...... 1.25 California favors shall at all times receive intelligent and careful assuring you that your
Cocoannts............... .............. 400 especially and New Orleans attention
.; Peanuts best brand..... ..............04; to .0S ; medium aud small dull and irreg- JAMES M. SCHUMACHER
Cabbrge.Florida, each ................. .06 to .08 ular. Egg plant in light supply, but R. C. COOLEY
............. President.
I Potatoes,New York,bbl i-35 and neglected
mostly poor some lots not Cashier.
sacks..............u.un. 1.00
bringing freight; fancy wanted and salable Safe
New York Seed Potatoes- Deposit Boxes FOP
Early Rose........................ 1.75 at very high figures, positively above Rent.
,t< Hebron....... .................... MS quotations. New lettuce has arrived
]Peerless............................ 1.75 in
1 E.:: Dakota Red ...................... 1.75 poor> order and has had no settled value; THE LAKE GEORGE NURSERIES
1:0-: Chili Red.......... ............... 1.75 Florida in good demand and fair for ,
.' Ten-barrel Jots, ice.less. choice hard heads but Scattering
.................. poor drags. -
Yellow '
Onions bbl 1.75 are offering a fine lot of Budded Trees for sale for season of' '
'. Red Onions, sacks.. ................. 1.50 lots of green peas received from 95 and 96 including a limited supply of
f' aWe........_.........__ .-- .12 to .13 Florida but poor and of uncertain value; '
VEGETABLES AND POULTRY. most sales 1.50 to 2.00; prime would probably EARLY TREES AND BUDS

i Corrected: by Davis & Robinson. command 3.00 promptly. String Also Grape Fruit, Tardiffs. Magnum Bonum Mediterranean Sweet Bessie. Tangerine and

Yellow Yams,bush.................. .3<>to .35 beans have been more or less frozen and common Orange Sanford's Sicily Lemon and Villa Franca Lemon. Grown to stakes. All on Sour
...... while a few fancy have sold at 4.00 and stocks. Write for prices to
Sweet Potatoes, .......... ..... -30a
Hubbard squash, bbl.................. I.SO higher, prices have ranged down to 1.50 'VV. W. HA'WKIl Sb SOIVS.
Lettueedoz.---. .Teto .25 to 2.50 for Choice
common. tomatoes-
Celery ................. ...S....- .35 large and uniform in Georgetown, Fla.
Egg Plants, bbl......................3.00 to 4.00 color, have a possible -
r Tomatoes, crates ...._................1.50102.50 ] value of 2.25 to 2.50, but few such, ESTABLISHED 1883.Ribora .
r.- Sweet Pepper,bu ...............__. 2.00 and general sales from 1.50 to 2.00,
.. .......... very
Green Be&nlcrate.. .. .... 2.00 lower.
.. Peas,crate..................... 2.00 poor
Turnips,bunch................ ....... .03 to.o6 Beets, Florida, per crate, 1.25 to 1.50; Pecan Grove
Pumpkins, each....................... .5to .10 Bermuda, 1.25 ; New Orleans, per 100 an Pecan Nurseries
:. Kershaws, each.... ....... ....... .05 to ..I0t bunches 4.00 Cabbage Florida
Parsley,per dox.bunches ............ .20 to ..30t ; new, ,
Green onions,per doz. bunches....... .15 to.25 per. barrel-crate, 2.50 to 3.00; domestic,
: Pepper,hot bushel,................... 1.00 to 1.50 0Saee per 100, 2.00 to 4.00; Cucumbers, ON BLACKWATER BAY, SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLA.
{ ,well cured, Ib...................... <25 hot-house dozen 1.00 to 2.50
Hen....._.._._.....__...... .30 to.35 California, per ; Celery, Paper-Shell Pecans.-- ................... r One-Year-Old
....-...._.....__...-.-. .25 per dozen stalks, 50 cents to Trees 1896.
Half grown..,_.__.... .......... aS 1.25; New Orleans, 25 cents to 1.00; Florida -
...... ... .ioto.i2 n ft n ft n One-year-old Paper-shell PECAN TREES, 6 to 18 inches entire tap-root, at cents
Turkeys, per pound gross. 75 cents to 1.25 Cauliflower high 5
California -
.-....__.....__ ........... -35 ; ZUiUUU per tree; $3 per hundred ; $2$ per thousand. Terms, with order; Money Order
Geese. ......_w...................... .35 to.40 per case, 1.50 to 3.00; Eggplants, on Bagdad Postofflce preferred. Postage must accompany orders to be shipped by mail. _
New Beets per 100...............-. ..... -oo Florida, per barrel, 7.00 to 8.00; Lettuce, or same will be deduced from the order. Shipments as directed; in absence of directions will ship
Water Cress, per doz. bunches ..... 25 to .35 Florida, half-barrel basket 2.00 by Express.N
Cauliflower dox..................... .75 to 150 per 0 Responsibility After Shipment.
.. 4.00; New Orleans, per barrel 2.50 to
Leeks per doz bunches.It... ...It ,
Radishes per doz..................... .IS to -f5.20 5.00; Onions, Bermuda, per crate, 2.00, ARTHUR O. Box No. 4.
Cucumbers,crate..... ............... 4.00 Havana, 2.25; Parsley, Bermuda, BRvI'P. BAGDAD, FLORIDA.
.. per
New Potatoes barrel........... 3.00105.00 --
per '
Spinachper ]bushel................ .5to75Cabbage'Wida crate, ./'> to 2.w:: ; Peas, green, Florida,
.................... .05 to.8 per crate, 1.00 to 3.00. String beans, Comanche.The .
Wild Ducks .......... ..... .......... .15 to .35 Florida, per crate, 1.50 to 4.00 Tomatoes SOMERS
Rabbits...........n................. .10 ; Clyde's new ship, Comanche, is BROTHER & CO.
Squirrels..... ....................... .8to .10 Florida, per carrier, 1.50 to 2.50; per scheduled to sail from Jacksonville for PITTSBURGH, PA.
....................... .......... ."* crate, 1.25 to 2.25; Key West, per carrier,
wail ................................. .06 1.25 to 2.25; per peck box, 25 to 40c New York direct during tne month of Fruits and Produce
Salsify, per dozen bunches........... .25 to .30 Havana carrier 1.25 to 2.00.BATTEESON March and on April 5th, and will make
per ,
Receive and cell in car load loU and imallarquaniiuea.
the in two and one-half days. The
& Co. trip .all Products or the Orchard,CUrdeiC
New York Markets. ,-.-*- Comanche is not only very fast, but is Dairy,aennery and rum.

St. Louis Market. considered the finest coastwise steamship Send for our little book"Suggestion to Shippers,"Vtrket
Oranges. afloat. All ships of the Clyde Line are Reports Special Reference.,StenclU,etc.,all free.

Offerings of foreign have been moder- Strawberries-Florida in better demandat strictly first-class, and, judging from Inquiries and Correspondence Invited.

ate and the movement in Californias alittle 25 to 35 cents per quart; Texas sold at the immense passenger business done by -

better; prices have slightly favored 20 to 30 cents per quart. OrangesDemand them, the traveling public must be well California Grape Fruit.

the seller on the medium grades; top very fair; California navels 2.75 to pleased with the line.

quotations show no change, but are 3.25 per box; seedling, 2.25 to 2.75; Mexican -.-.* Messrs. H. Harris & Co., of Boston,

steady. ', 2.50 to 3.00. Bananas-On orders, STATE OF OHIO, CITY OF TOLEDO, 1 write us under date of February 27: For
Strawberries. 75 cents to 1.50 per bunch. Tomatoes- Lucas County. /88. the encouragement of our friends in Florida -

Recent cold weather in the South has Florida sell slow at 2.50 to 3.25 per 4-bas- FRANK J. CHENEY makes oath that he we write you that to-day we sold two

set back the crop of strawberries in South ket crate; damaged stock less. Cabbage, is the senior partner of the firm of F. J. boxes of California grape-fruit for $15.50

Carolina and northerly sections of Flor- Easy. Holland seed, 30.00 to 35.00 per CHENEY &:; Co., doing business in the city per box. Tell them to keep up their

ida. One refrigerator of Charleston Hoff- ton; good to choice flat, 20.00 to 25.00; of Toledo, county and State aforesaid, courage and get their fruit to market justas

man Seedlings, raised under glass,sold at California 1J to If cents per pound; New and that said firm will pay the sum of soon as possible. We sincerely hopeto

1.00 per quart; the berries were of fine Orleans, 1.50 to 2.00 per crate; on orders, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each be here to get the very best prices that

quality, but not as ripe as they should choice, 2 cents per pound. Lettuce- and every case of Catarrh that cannot be are to be obtained for it.

have been. Considering this fact, the Louisiana, sold at 2.50 to 3.50 per barrel. cured by the use of HALL'S CATARRH -- ..N...

price obtained seems to have been rather String Beans-Florida, quiet at 2.50 to CURE. FRANK J. CHENEY. BUSINESS NOTICES.

extra me. A few lots of fancy Gainesville 3.00 per bushel box. Egg PlantSalesat Sworn to before me and subscribed in .

berries, of good size and ripe,were placedup 1.00 to 1.75 per dozen. Cauliflower- my presence this 6th day of December, -

to GOc., but the great bulk of the Flor- California, quotable at 2.75 to 355 per A. D. 1886. PITTSBUEG COMMISSION HOUSE.-Any

ida receipts have been under ripe, many crate. Cucumbers-Very scarce; salable Y1 A. W. GLEASON, shipper desiring to avail himself of the

of them very green,and these have moved at 3.00 to 4.00 per bushel box for Florida; [SEAL.] Notary Public. good prices which characterize the Iron

slowly. Occasional lots have been good fancy large hot-house, 2.50 to 3.00 per Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internallyand should try Somers Bros. & Co., who

enough to reach 40 to 50c.,but more l have dozen. acts directly on the blood and mucous have been appointed the Pittsburg agents

sold in a range of 20 to 35c than higher, Among the newest and freshest receipts surfaces of the system. Send for of the Indian River and Lake Worth Pineapple

and at the close we see scarcely any worth yesterday in the produce quarters were testimonials, free. Growers' Association.
over 40c. strawberries from Texas, but they suffered F. J. CHENEY &: CO., .

Potatoes. much by comparison with the @"Sold by Druggists,75c. Toledo, 0. ESSEX PIGS.-Mr. T. B. Brooks states
Florida offerings. A big lot of green *" '
Havana have arrived more freely, and that his former advertisement of Essex
the first offered here in a long time Cows--Which?
peas, Poultry or
have sold Bermuda cost sold them out and he
slowly. receipts pigs speedily now
Florida but the
in from most of
came Dollar for dollar invested it is certain
more than former arrivals, but receivers tries another.
find more difficulty in advancing prices them were rather neglected on accountof that chickens pay better than cows. Every .
their damaged condition being dam-
here, and 5.00 is too rarely exceeded to late farmer should study this question better. STRAWBERRY PLANTS.-We see by his
aced by the frequent light frosts in
warrant a higher quotation. Sweet pota- The catalogue Kennesaw Farms, advertisement in this number "Purdy's
that State. Those from the more south-
toes in light supply, but outlet small, and where the cold whose advertisement appears in this issue Choice" that A. M. Purdy still lives and

market weak. Bermuda, No. 1, 4.00 to ern less points destructive were all right.snaps New proved potatoes clearly explains the relative cost and* i is doing business and publishing his paper

5.00; No. 2, 2.00 to 2.50; Havana, No. 1, from Florida command $3. a bushel profits on eggs and butter. the Fruit Recorder. It is time now
4.00 to 4.50. fine price in view of the abundant --- -- to set plants to make good runners for
a "BROWN'S BRONCHIAL TROCHES" are an next fall. See also the ad. of G. W. Jennings
and low of'the old stock.
Vegetables. supplies prices
Bronchial affec-
effectual remedy for in the column."
Receipts of onions for the week 5,152 P. M. KIELT. tions.
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Decrease in Values and Numbersof devoted to of Southern
a development Aculeata, and many others, at reasonable --1'
Live Stock-Figures for the resources the industry that was expended rates, on application.Though .

Past Year. in their struggle against Experience I ask you to pay the postage
The droughts and blizzards the country's you will notice you always get the worth t
Agricultural Department returns of
your money, especially when ordering
increase in wealth would have immeasurably
for January, 1896, show the five packets or more of seeds. If satisfaction
total number of horses to he 15, 124- i increased. has proven conclusively that is not given I would always be gladto
Farmers from the Northwest are the be informed of it.
mules milch better and
637; 2,278,946; cows, grapes peaches,
ones who are now populating the I M. G. MILLS.St. .
and other cattle
14,137,588; oxen and more of them are producedwhen .
Thomas, PaEco County, Fla. *
South. They are the most industrious I
32,085,409; sheep, 38,298,783, and
swine 42,842,959.The farmers on the continent and in the Potash is liberally ap-

average farm prices per headare next ten years will double the actual plied. To insure a full crop of DRYER

estimated, for horses, $33.07; wealth of the South.-St. Louis Re- choicest quality use a fertilizer

mules, $45.29; milch cows, $22.55; public. containing not less than 10% ,
oxen and other cattle, $15.86; sheep, The colonists continue to arrive at'' GALVANIZED, $4.00 :

$1.70 swine, 435. The aggregate Green Cove branch SOLID COPPER,$8.50
; Springs. They are Actual Potash.Orchards Ion 111 Want this Catalog.
values are, for horses, $500,140,186; ing out in various directions and have i All Improvements-Auto f

mules, $103,204,457; milch cows, established a sheep ranch on a small matic Agitator, etc. Will
and vineyards treat- \ spray trees 20 ft. high. We
$363t955.545J; oxen and other cattle, scale. J '. \ are the largest manufacturers :
ed with Potash are I,k and sell the most. We
$508,028,416 sheep $65,167,735 compara-
The Florida Naval Stores Com- iJ are the originators of low
swine $168,529,745; grand total, $1- pany has been incorporated at Tampa.We tively free from insects and -. ers.prices Just in send Knapsack for our Spray-must

727,926,008.In hope it will be more successful plant disease.Our I Agents Wanted. catalog. never mind stamp.
number, horses have decreased, than the naval in I LENOX: SPRAYER CO.15 West St. Pittsfleld,Hau.
stores enterprise was pamphlets are not advertising circulars boom- .
4.8 per cent} mules, 2.3 per cent; Jacksonville.A ing special fertilizers,but are practical works contain- -- -
ing latest researches on the subject of fertilization,and : ,
milch and
cows, 2.2 per cent; oxen resident :Mrs. are really helpful to farmers. They are sent free for .
other cattle, 6.6 per cent; sheep, 9.4 orange grower, J. the asking.
O'Brien, has made, either in person or GERMAN KALI WORKS,
per cent; and swine, 3.0 per cent, ot Nassau St..New York.
by proxy, a careful survey of the or- .
since January, 1895. The cotton
ange groves of the celebrated lake region Bradley Redfleld. Eugene B. Redfleld. .
States and a few of the Rocky Moun.
of Lake county,and she estimatesthat ESTABLISHED 1871. r..2:"'_ "" .' :"';,.__,.: ii.
tain States show an increase in horses
that section will produce 10,000 OVER 100 RMROADS! .,
and mules; otherwise the decrease is REDFIELD &; SON,
boxes this year. Are using fence to their
Milch now our protect
general. cows are more nu-
right of way, and yet our railroad: business
merous in the Northeastern or city Peach trees are being set out by our Commission MerchantsAND amounted to only one firth of the whole
people. Mr. Eugene Parker will amount fo ltt>. Tho IMtilS Is winning Its
supply States; also in Minnesota, the way With all classes-

Dakotas and westward, but are fewer plant over a thousand. Walter Cooper AGE WOVEN WIRE FENCE CO., Adrian, Mich.
elsewhere. Decrease in other cattle has purchased six acres of new Fruit Auctioneers,

and sheep is generally distributed, except -I land and will set part of it to peaches 141 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Popular Science
: this item in Eustis
in the mountain region. Swine spring.-Sorrento We handle all kinds of Fruits and Vegetables
have increased Lake Region. either at private sale(which has heretofore been
generally throughoutthe Nature, Invention,
our custom)or by the system (recently
East, South and West, with a fall- Those who are having shade trees added to our business)as you may desire. NEWS/ Chemistry Botany, Electricity, SIrdlrine,, HEALTH

ing off in the great Central States.In set should have it specifically under- Hygiene.

reported prices per head, horses, stood what kind of stock is to be used. DIETZ DRIVING LAMP.A Formerly BOSTON JOURNAL of CHEMISTRY
mules and swine are lower than in There are several varieties of water .
January, 1895, while milch cows, oaks, some of which make a large, Driving Lamp gives a Contains a large number of Short, Easy, Prac-
oxen and cattle and sheep, are higher.In thick, spreading top, while others lant light and will not blow nor jar out. tical, Interesting and Popular, Scientific articles,
that can be appreciated and enjoyed by any intelligent -
aggregate value horsse have decreased make a slow growth and a thin, un- That is the kind we offer you. reader, even though he knew little or

13.3 per cent; mules, 7.0 per satisfactory top.-Orlando Reporter.The Price, 83.SO. nothing of Science.PROFUSELY .

cent; sheep, 2.3 per cent, and swine strawberry growers of Haw- Delivered anywhere in U. S. or Canada ILLUSTRATED ad

15.0 per cent during 1895; while milch thorn began shipping last week. The Satisfaction FREE FROM TECHNICALITIES.Xcw. .

cows have increased 0.4 percent, and crop of berries is a good one. Much I
other cattle 5.4 per cent. The grand interest has been shown by all the a GuaranteedSend ..dealers] 10 Cents. $1 per Year.

total of all live stock has fallen off farmers in preparing for the coming for book-Free Wlenliol1 this paper for a sample.

$91,520,222, or 5.0 per cent from crop. Farming has progressed much R.E.DIETZ COMPANY
January, 1895. Percentage of decline beyond the average of former years. Largest Circulation of any

since January, 1894, 20.4 per cent; Many have set out peach orchards.H. 60 LAIQHT ST.. Scientific Taper in the World.]

since January, 1893, 10.4 per cent. F. Dutton & Co.'s gin office LwI HEW YORK. PUBLISHED BY

The estimated wool product of 1895, was crowded nearly all of yesterdayby BENJ. LILLAHD, New York.

sheared, butchered and pulled, is farmers, both white and colored, Cured. Home Permanently. treatment .

309,748,000 pounds., who were there to purchase cotton C A N C E R knife>$20 or to plaster.$35. No Right in Sight

seed. Over 175 bushels of seed was DK. JOHN It.
HARRIS, Port Sure ShownWe'll
Increased Wealth. sold, enough to plant 600 acres of Payne,Ala. Saving

Between 1880 and 1890 the value cotton. This is the largest sale of send you our General Cata.
of the South's increased seed ever made in one day by that For Sale. logue and Buyers Guide, if yoi
property 50 firm.-Gainesville Sun. The following varieties of flower seedsI send us-15 cents in stamps. Tha
per cent. The gain in the New England will sell at two cents packet, five pack- pays part postage or expressage, ant
I and Middle States for the same Hundreds of bushels of corn was ets for eight cents, seven for ten cents, keeps off idlers.
period was 22 per cent. received at the various grist mills in when a stamped envelope is sent with or- It's a Dictionary of Honest Values
der: Balsams, mixed Balloon vine, Balsam Full of important information n<
For the five years which have Gainesville yesterday. At A. W.Leighton's ;
apple Beyonopsis (Marble vine), matter where you buy. 700 Pages
since the last taken mill near the Plant
elapsed census was sys- Canna Nepalensis, C. flaccida, and a scar 12,000 illustrations: tells of 40,001
the South,has made more rapid strides tem yards, the receipts were heavier let-flowered Canna; Castor bean(Ricinus) articles and right price of each. On
than for any similar period in its his- than they were ever known to be be- Crotalaria retusa (Florida sweet pea or profit only between maker and uses
fore. Webster & Dorman did a good West India rattle-box), Cypress vine, Get it.MONTGOMERY.

tory.Mulhall, in an article published business at their mill in North Gaines- white;; Lantana, Marigold, Thunbergia, WARD & CO.,
yellow; Wistaria,blue; Velvet bean, Zin- >111-116 Michigan Ave., Chicago
, one year- ago in the North American ville.Among nia, Watermelon (Kolb Gem). For these
Review, compared the productive the tomato growers may be two very fine Ipomeas I ask five cents
power of Americans with that of other mentioned Major J. B. Briggs of Russell per packet,Mexicana hybrida alba(White A Nation Destroyed.The .
races. He showed that one American ville, Ky., who has in about 200 Mexican moon flower)' and Brazillian
could accomplish as much as three acres; Dr. F. W. Inman of Florence Morning Glory, delicate lavender.I Great White Czar has destroyedthe
Villa about acres Mr. R. G. have also a few bulbs and tubers(that Christian nation of Armenia by
Englishmen or four Frenchmen. The 150 ;
1 be sent mail at
by ) following ces:
figures were based upon actual results. Perrin of the Perrin Phosphate Company Amaryllis may equestre, six cents each, three his subtle tool, the Sultan of Turkey.

The increase in wealth for this Nation with 40 or 50 acres; J. R. for fifteen cents; Tube rose double five When the Czar comes into possession,

from 1880 to 1890 would? have been Davis of Eloise, 80 to 100 acres; cents, four for fifteen cents; smaller as he will, of the Turk's dominions, he

1 I far greater had not much of the American Denham & Marshall, 100 acres, be- bulbs, ten cents per dozen ; pink oxalis I wants no intelligent, independent races
of others with from bulbs, ten cents per dozen ; Caladinm (or like the Armenians and Bulgarians for
been wasted. 10
J .energy Had the scores
r Taro), six cents each ; Madeira vine, two
i farmers of Western Kansas, Eastern 30 or 40 acres each,-Bartow Courier for six cents; Butterfly lily, six cente. I his subjects ; so the preliminary workof

I i r Colorado, Minnesota and the Dakotas Informant. I can supply Canna root, Pereskia destruction goes before.




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I.i doing, and if they are wise they will JOHN L. MARVIN, -

do likewise. President.H. .
Now, take the grove owners on Cashier. Assistant Cashier.

'<. Gospel Island. These men should CAPITAL $100,000.

know that when orange trees are

I(i! : I 1ffihiflffNi abandoned, it pays to raise hay. That THE MERCHANTS''' NATIONAL BANK

.: I hay retails in Inverness at $27 a ton.

r'\; That is Northern hay. Hammock ,

I land hay,an indigenous grass is worth JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA,

$15 a ton. It grows rank and heavyon Respectfully solicits you Deposits, Collections and Genera

PAIN. all Gospel Island groves, and hun- Banking Business.CORRESPONDENCE .
dreds of tons have been raised, har- -

vested and sold from these groves

;; I KILLER within the past ten years. The grovesare INVITED.

profitable for hog pasture. The DIRECTORS'John

THE GREAT hogs are kept in from hay harvest L. Marvin, A. B. Campbell Chas. Marvin,

Family Medicine of the Age. time until June of the following year, H. T. Baya, T. W. Roby, Judge R. B. Archibald,
E. M. Randall. C. B. Rogers W. M.
and then the crab grass commences to Judge Davidson,
Taken Internally, It Cures grow with the beginning of the rainy Or' H. Robinson. John E. Hartrldge.

,' Diarrhoea, Cramp, and Pain in the season.A .
Stomach, Sore Throat, Sudden Colds,
Coughs, &c., &c. young gentleman who worked FLORIDA FRUIT EXCHANGE.

Used Externally, It Cures last year in Rev. :Mr. Stevens' grove

Cuts, Bruises, Bums, Scalds, Sprains, and the Woods Company's grove tells r r
I Toothache, Pain in the Face, Neuralgia me that hog pasturage has been goodin
An Incorporated Home Association of Orange Growers for marketing Florida Fruit to the
Rheumatism, Frosted Feet. the groves on Gospel Island, that best advantage.-AUTHORIZED CAPITAL:I300).(0))
i, No aticle ever attained- to such unbounded the Gospel Island people tell him so. BOX MATERIAL-The Exchange is fully prepared to supply boxes and paper on
popularity.-Salem Obierter. order. Write for price list and terms.
An article of great merit and Tirtne-CT. I believe what he says. He ought to OFFICERS
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I N W."-Jr'll." can bear testimony! to the efficacy' of thePaoothinglthe know. I think he has raised four lit- GEO. R. FAIBDANKSt"Presldent. D. GREENLEAF Vice-President
t I severest Been Ita mapic effects la ters of stock pigs on the Island within ALBERT M. IVES,Gen'l Mgr.and ..IIVCIO1U. P. TURNER, Secretary.
pain, and know it to be DIRECTORS-Geo. H. Fairbanks, Alachua Co.; E.G. Hill Bradford Co.: Dr. E. E. Pratt
i, good A speedy article.-Ceel/ll.aijV.pat.7l.care for the past year. He says that the grove Hillsboro Co.; John Fabyan, Lake Co.: Hy Crutcher. Orange (Co.; D. Greenleaf Duval Co.;
without it,-Montreal Pain-no Tranirript.family ahonld be J. D. Mead, Duval Co. A. Brady, Brevard Co.; F. Sampson, Marion Co.; (1 V.Hillyer,
lands far
f which the farpassedthe Pain-Killer. are better for hog pasture MaHon Co.; John M. Bryan, Osceola Co.; W. E. Stanton, Putnam Co.; M. 8.Moreman 81.
t I fa moat raloable family medicine now than the range. It is reported that Johns Co.; C. F. A. Bielby, Volusia Co;;Irving Keck Polk Co.
In i e.-T'lIti. Ora. Addressall correspondence to the Florida Fruit Exchange,Jacksonville Fla, Stencils,
no It medicine basl't'al merit has ; as a means of remorln pain other owners of hogs have done well with full packing and shipping instructions furnished on application. ,
acquired! a reputation equal to
Stan Davia' PaID-KilIer.-N'lL'port] (XV.)\Daily on the island this year, and many a

many It ii Pb,8iclanBt.fnll wally a taluable ediclne-TrfJ, II'r. .it coed by pig has realized that it would have JOHN CLARK SON & CO.
Beware of imitations, bur only the enulnl been better for it to have been on the ,
made bl "PERRY DUlL'
loge bottles.; and 6uo. Sold eYerywheta. range outside, than to have fed in
\ a If
i orange groves and become fat. Its Grocers and Commission Merchants

has cooked his
of say 125 acres, and he raises each meat.
Florida in this sectionare DEALERS
grove owners
more hogs than some of his neighbors
going into tobacco raising and into Grain Wines
do who own 500 to 1,000 acres, Coal, Hay, Liquors,
and were I to tell it all, I would say other fruit tree culture. The two can

that, with the exception of ten acres go together.W. Cigars, Tobacco, Etc.

of wood land, they are raised entirelyon A. R. ROBERTSON, in
"Inverness Chronicle." Jaolson.viHej 11orida.
those same neighbors, sometimes
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thing else that is not enclosed with a The Guava. PRICE-LIST WHISKIES: 0

stone wall. Now, Brother Carlton and The future of the guava in Floridais MANONGAHELA RYE....................Ji 50 CABINET BOURBON... ...........-.. ..$609
fellow-sufferers, let us get to work and considered as promising as that of PARKER...................00..0 ........... 175 MARTIN .... 300
the the truck ORANGE VALLEy............ ...... ...... 2 oo VIRGINIA GLADES.......................... 4 OO
have this evil removed. There are pineapple, gardens or SPRINGVALLEY......... ................. 250 OLD 5 CO
very few of us who have not a little the canal land grapes. Countless BALTIMORE CORN ......... .............. 200 KENTUCKY SOUR MASH................. 5 Od
NORTH CAROLINA CORN.. ............. 2 so OLD 5 Of
influence with our representatives,andI methods of preservation are known; CLIFTON ............. 300 MONTROSE VELVET RYE.............,,.... 6 00
believe if each one of us who feels preserves, pickles, syrup, jelly, canned
JUGS EXTRA: One gallon, 250; two gallon, sac; three gallon, 1SC:. Remit by postoffice
interested in this matter will make it and marmarlade are now the most .
money order,check or registered letter. We cannot ship C O. D. Remit with order.A
his duty to speak to his representativeand popular with the growers. The white complete price-list of Groceries,and Wine List, sent free on application.

state the facts, and ask him for his and strawberry varieties are most com-
assistance to put it to the vote or each mon, and the Cattley reaches a high ,

county, if no more,. that we can get a degree of excellence. The trees seem -
bill through to remedy it. I am cutoff to thrive with little attention. In our

in a little corner about the size ofa lake region they make a very vigorous

pockethandkerchief compared to the growth; during the present winter sea 1eIUUtUttUtInuiflHIIUtflItUhIUIUUgflflflflUUtUSUHUlUUI''P I

size of the county, and am bounded son we took special* notice of some I v" 21 STYLES.' IF YOU WANTTHE -

L on all sides by a fence law, and the bushes we have, that are about five' a BEST and CHEAPEST. Ei

people turn stock on us, as they gen- feet high; they sent out new leaves i Catalogue and full treatise' on praying fruit ;

erally seem to think a "fence law" section even through the cold spells of December 8 and vegetable WM. STAHL crops mailed, QUINCY free. AddreM, ILL. =& BEST GARDENin

is the "government pastnre," and and January. If a freeze like Siiiuuiiuiniiiuiiiiiiuuniiiiiiiiiuiiiiniiiiiiiiiifiiiuiini .unl''
free to all.-Southern Planter. that of December, 1894, should come your season

again, the guava roots will survive; PLANT OUR FAMOUS

Two Sides to the Hog Question. this has been proven here; all our

I Men who have paid $Ioo to $125an bushes were killed down at that time, QUICK WORK, t

acre for hammock land, $20 to $50 but the new branches are in some in In selling and paying for Fruits and Vegetables .
stock and stances dozen in number to the bush shipped to us is our motto. WE
for $15
to of
an acre nursery GIVE GOODS SENT US BY GROWERS all which are described and illus
$25 an acre per annum for the past and from four to five feet high. The FIRST PLACE BECAUSE WE NEVER trated in our beautiful and entirely

five or ten years to have their groves guava has come to stay.-Pabor Lake by BUY our OURSELVES.40 years experience They without are protected default- New Catalogue for 1896. A new

taken care of, now have some reason ,. Pineapple. ing a dollar. Enquire as to our standingand feature this season is the Free delivery .
financial which bank of Seeds at
stability any or Catalogue prices to ;
to be discouraged. merchants having mercantile reports can any Post Office. This U New Catalogue I
All non-resident orange grove own The Manatee River Journal! printsthe verify-then METHOD WILL try us-WE SATISFY BELIEVE YOU. Send OUR we will mail on receipt of a t

ers should take the FARMER AND names of sixty-six persons who will your name for our quotations. Stencil and 2-cent stamp,or to those who will state
cards free. Letters promptly answered. where they saw this advertisement
FRUIT GROWER, published at Jack- plant experimental crops of tobacco
will be
sonville, and a county paper publishedin this year, mostly a half-acre each, the FRENCH & CO., Catalogue mailed Free I

the county in which their lands are whole aggregating thirty-six and a 116 Warren St,; New York. PETER HEiEBSOH & GO
located. In this way they will keep quarter acres. This is as it should be,
1 35 ft 37 Cortlaadt. St.,ff tw York.i
posted. They will learn what the res-1 learning to creep before they attempt ESTABLISHED 1855.

ident farmers and grove owners are to walk. r

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....... '-0 -...- __'_ COLUMN. FOR H. Turnley,at Lake Weir, Fla. Five-room
cottage, stables etc., all in good repair. Addressor
AND WHY ? RATES.-Twenty words, name and address, call on JOHN 1,. CARNEY,Lake Weir, Fla.

HI'S : i one week,25 cents; three weeks SO cents. Noth- 222I0FORSALEforcashtimeortladeorangegroves

ing taken for less than 25 cents. ;.

Advertisements for this column MUST be pre- ,
Fla. 3-U-16t.
paid. '
Send no stamps larger than two cents. DESCRIPTION AND PRICE OF
SEND for sale or exchange to L. W. KER J
Initials and figures count as one word. York ;
West Twenty-ninth street, New ,
GOING I The bicycle only weighs from 19 to 23 Ibs., PINDAlt SEED, ONE DOLLAR PER VAN Florida, 30 Real Estate and Exchange Office. 2-22-8 iSEED

,f. o. b. at Martel. W. M. SHOCKLEY,
but he wants the best. It doesn't break down, CORN.-TIIE EARLIEST AND .i
Fellowship, Fla. it
all-round field corn in the South. Nearer
you know. Then, again, "DOlt SALE--ONE HUNDRED AND weevil-proof, and more prolific than any other.
,sixty acres choice Orange and Vegetable Well adapted to any kind of soil. Per bushel, -
Land, quarter of a mile from steamer landing, including sack, f. o. b., $1.25; per half-bushel, <
T I south side Caloosahatchee river, Lee county. 7-c.; per peck 50C. J. B. SILVIS, Tallahassee,
: He Thinks of Selling Bicycles Post offices, church schools stores, within two Fla 2-21'-5
miles. Orange crop unhurt in Lee county. H.
G. BURNETT, Avon Park, Fla. 3-7-3 EGGS :
for IS, f. o.b.,Jacksonville. M.CHESE-

and he wants something that is 305 days GIANT CASSAVA, ENOUGH TO PLANT BRO, Plummers, Fla. 2-22-3
with full instructions, for 84.00.
Bronze Turkey Eggs setting of nine,BOc. P.O. LEADING VARIETIES
D o ahead of them all, so he buys a KEATING. B jx 10, Pomona,Fla. 3-7-33 BUDWOOD.-ALL, and Pomelo. Write and .

state number of each variety you wish and get .
AT ONCE-HARRIED MAN prices for spring delivery. Sour seedlings for
WANTED sale. J. W. &F. D. WAITE, Magnolia Nurseries,
family willing
IF YOU HOW GOOD D S work and manage an eighty-acre farm with Orange Belleview, Florida. 2-15-4 I
: Grove, and able to take first-class care of
stock. Good five-roomed house and good EOSINTE, WITH US, t
IT paid to right man. Reference required. Address wages I J. forage plants in Florida. In good soil,eleven
seed for sale at
Box 245, Ocala, Fla. 3-7-2PINCY : feet high. And we have the just
I half what seedsmen charge. PALMASOLA STOR.ECOMPANY
you'll follow his and buy a KEATING. A
POULTRY YARD ESTAB- i Palmasola,Fla. 2-29-4

Postal, Uncle Sam's aid, and yon have our 1875. Fifteen varieties of pure-bred 1.10R SALE, 100,000 CHOICE TOMATO
fowls. Stock for sale and eggs for hatching. In- I? Plants,Livingston's Beauty mostly,at $1.00
# Catalogue.KEATING. cubator eggs, f4 per hundred. ALBERT FRIES, perthousand, f. o. b. Plants six to twelve inches
St. Nicholas, Fla. 3-7-3 high. Cash with order. THE ELOISE FRUIT
.a 44 AND VEGETABLE Co., Winter Haven, Fla. tf
O the time to set for good runners. I have 100-! WYANDOTTE EGGS, TWO
WHEEL CO. ooo Alabama Newmans and 5 ooo Lady Thomp I BUFF per thirteen. Cockerels two dollars
sons cheap for cash. G. W.JENNINGS, Lawtey, each. Bronze Turkey Eggs one dollar. WM.
Florida. 3-7-4WANTED BARNES, Oriole, Fla. 2-22-3

poor health,nice fruit and vegetable 1 for sale at $2 each. Mrs. H. WELLES, Sat-
farm, near Waldo, Florida, for stock of gro- suma, Florida. 2-22 5
ceI es. Address J. J. SNYDER, Waldo,Fla.
FIRST-CLASS HAY PRESS, CHEAP splendid Farm, Ion;!acres,good hammock.
exchange for orange nursery Eight-room house out-buildings etc. Situate on
Go on "Niggering the Corn off the Cob, Blistering your Hands and trees. WILLIAMS & HUBBARD, Crescent City, Duval Island Suitable for fruit, stock truck,
Florida. 3-7-7 tobacco. Apply to Capt.
Wearing the Skin off? Buy a"CYCLONE" Inverness,Florida. 2-15-4
L. Ninth street. New York Agency for sale .- IN YOUR ORDERS
CORN SHELLER. and exchange of Florida property. Send full now f"r spring delivery. Jaffa,Centennial,
description, price and terms of what you wish to lIart's Tardiff, Meditteranean Sweet, Maltese
sell. 3-7-5 Blood, Homosassa Majorca, Nonpareil, and Na-
SEVERAL REASONS WHY YOU vel,are $5.00 per 1,000, or 7SC per 100; Dancy
SALE--A SHIPMAN TWOHORSEpower Tangerine, Satsuma, Amory's Blood, Piercc'a
SHOULD HAVE ONE. engine and pump. Capacity of pump, Ruby, DuRoi Blood, Royal and Improved Pome-
2,500 gallons per hour. Both new-never been los, and Eureka, Sicily, Genoa and Lamb'
7 uncrated. Price much below fa tory figures. Lemons are $?.50 per 1000. delivered. Budwood
Address Box 112, Sanford. Fla. -7-3.POINTER guaranteed free from White Fly, and true to
,x It Is fully warranted against breaking or get name. W. K. TRIMBLE, Braidentown, Manatee
-s ting out of order by any fair uSage. Florida. 2-15-4
r County,
It takes less power to do the same amount of Dr. H. C. FISH, Georgiana,Fla.
SALE.-Fine lot of six-year-old Grape-
work than any other machine of its size ever FOR
made. 204BUDWOOD trees will be sold cheap. Seminole Nur-
"' sery, with good stock of Sweet. Sour and Rough
it : There is no time lost after you are through FOR SALE--Drake Point Lemon for spring budding. Forty-acte farm,
I : } shelling by picking the cobs out of the shelled is the time to order and be 1,400 trees in grove, will be sold cheap. Family
corn, as the machine takes the corn all off the ready for the first flow of sap. Get it from bud- broken up. Come and see me, or address V. B.
cob, drops the corn in the box or basket, takes ded, bearing trees, fifteen to eighteen: years old. WEBSTER, Fort Meade, Fla. *4.
t the cob on around and throws it off at the back. The following varieties on hand : Parson Brown,

By a little practice with it you can easily shell Harris, Cunningham, Phares, Sanford's Mediterranean EXTRA CLEANED BEGGAR- WEED
oue bushel of ears in about 4 minutes or less. .Jaffa, Riverside Navel Drake Star. We .-Sow from six to ten pounds per acre.
The sheller is small but it will do the work of also have a limited supply of large Grapefruitbuds. Forty cents per pound, postpaid; ten pound or
many a larger machine. Prices of above varieties, $5 per thousandor over, f. o. b., twenty-five cents per pound. Write
The spring can be adjusted to tension 75 cents per hundred, delivered. Address for prices on large quantities to EXCELSIOR SEED
any required -
t and can be loosened when not in use, thus DRAKE POINT GROVE, Yalaha, Lake County. FARM Edgar, Putnam County, Fla. 2-8-tf

i avoiding any chance of its giving out. Florida. 2-15-jmT71RESH SAVE MONEY buying Pear, Peach,Plum,

A sheller wrench accompanies every machine. Orange, Ever-bearing Mulberries,
CITRUS TRIFOLIATA SEED, Japan Plum and other fruit trees, from first
J.' 81.00 pound, prepaid. Few hundred hands. Catalogue free. J.H. GIRARDEAU,Mont-
The manufacturer of this machine is rated in the Commercial Agencies at $125 ooo and is per
personally known to the Editor to be a responsible man. The fruit trees, very cheap,to close. SUMMIT NURSERIES cello Fla.WONDERFUL. 2-1-6
Monticello Fla. 2- -
29 3
!1-Nitrogen traps for soil en
is not a worthless claptrap affair,but has genuine merit. Work guaranteed. Typewriter supplies; the cheapest fertilizer known. Send for price-
Retail price $3.00. Given with the paper one year for fc.oo.or as a premium for three new moderate prices. Typewriters bough sold and list. J. H. GIRARDEAU, Monticello, Fla. 2-1-6
subscribers at $2.00 each. Address all orders to exchanged. We are sole in
Densmore, "the world's greatest typewriter." BRONZE TURKEYS, Langshan and Indian
; FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER GEORGE :M. FOLGER & BROS., DeLand, Florida. Fowls and eggs at reasonable prices.
Main office,Atlanta,Ga. 2-29-4 Mrs. W. II. Mann, Manville, Fla. 10-12-12
; .Ja.OkS01vt11 F'1a..

1 TANTED--Lri'E, ENERGETIC: PAR- FOR SALE Two Leon county farms,480 acres
t't' ty to handle Densmore, "the world's great 390 acres. Excellent fot stock raising and
Cultivate Oats. frequent rain is not so damaging to typewriter." Money in it for right party. tobacco growing. W. B. Clarkson,Jacksonville,
We rebuild typewriters of all makes; work goodas Fla. 8-24-tf
Daniel Prescott's method of the
grow- crop. new. Satisfaction guaranteed. GEORGE M. NURSERY TREES AND BUDWOOD
ing oats, is unique and eminently prac. The stirring of the soil causes the FOLGER & BROS., DeLand Fla. Main office, CITRUS Parson Brown. Stark's Seedless,

tical.. He prepares his land that has oats to root deeply and themto Atlanta, Ga. 2-29-4 Jafla, Tangerine King, Tardiff Grape Fruit,
prepares Villa Franca Lemons and other varieties,
been well fertilized cattle and withstand BLACK BEST BREED for the South, such St. Michael
by laysitoft" drouth. Thus fortified | as Nonpareil, Majorca, ,
E Q SEX Pure blood and safe transit guaran- Malta Blood and Centennial. Address, A. ,.
in rows three feet apart. He the oats ripen up with the blades all |I teed. For circular address ROSE- Duncan, Manager, Milwaukee Groves and Nur-

drills his seed in these rows, covering green on the stalk, and the oat straw PIQ8. I LAUD PLANTATION,Bainbridge,Ga. series, Dunedin, Fla. 8.i7-tf

the he would When makes 2294per deal on wire netting. Prices cut in
oats ANEW
I as cover corn. good forage, almost as good as
31INonCAS AND BROWN We pay freight. Wnte for our lates
I j i the oats come up he plows, hoes ori hay, and the grain is better developed BLACK Eggs for hatching from choice stock price-list. E. W Amsden,Ormond, Fla. 7+t1\

i 1 Harrows between the the I ank the is better $1 for I5. Boiled beef and bone for poultry, '2.25 set
rows same as crop in every way hundred. ISLAND POULTRY YARDS(C. H. IRRIGATED GROVE 100 acres, 10 years
, for ordinary For he than that JACQUES). Fernandina, Fla. ; in other fruit trees, etc.
crops. plowing grown by usual method. 2-22-5 For sale at a sacrifice. Address'K,"The Palms,

uses a sweep or cultivator, and cultivates -Orlando Reporter. JERSEY RED PIGS.-A FEW JERSEY Lane Park.Lake County, Fla. 4 2 9m

i f so as to keep the soil well but for sale. Aged two to ten months.
b i Males and females. Bred from good: stock. Prices MAKE HENS LAY-Tbere is nothing
not too deeply stirred. He works so A bill providing for the erection ofa from $a to $o. O. CLUTE, Experiment Station Bowker's Animal Meal. 40 tons sold in FlorIda -
I last Hundreds of testimonials. For
Lake Fla. year.
;Ii' as to keep down all weeds or grass. public building at Tampa, to cost -City, 2-22-tfTP I particulars,write E. W.Amsden, Ormond, Fla.

i This cultivation works the soil toward $300.000 has been reported favorably ANY ONK who has been benefited by the 1 -13-tf

: .the oats and forms a_flat bed that affords by the committee in the house of THE use FARMER of Dr. William's AND FRUIT Piuk GROWER Pills will they write wilt receive to- LIGHT Brahms Turkey, Eggs Barred for Plymouth hatching,Rock$1.00 and per

',} drainage to the land, and too representatives. interest information to them. that will be of much value and setting. Mrs. C. Gomperts, Lady Lake, Fla.NUza

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

65 to 70 hours between Savannah and Boston.


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I! Between Jacksonville and New York: First-class, $25.00; Intermediate $Ig.oo; Excursion 143-3;
Steerage$12.50.. .or 111
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Jacksonville and Boston or Philadelphia: Cabin $27.00; Intermediate $21.00 Excursion $47.30 ; V r ;
Steerage $14.25. The magnificent Steamships of this Company are appointed to sail as follows:
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j (Central or goO Meridian Time.) I COMFORT! RATES!

City of Augusta........... .................... ................. Sunday March i, 7.ooa. m. I tyUJ.V/J-1. llllllllFinest
R City of Birmingham ............................................Tuesday, March 3, 8.00a.m. Cuisine and Service.o Transfers JMiceen Jttcksonvllle and New York.
Nacoochee ................ ..... .......................... .... ............ Friday, biarch 6, n.ooa.m. : :
Kansas City............................ ............ ................Sunday, March 8, 12.00 noon The Fleet is composed of the following Handsome New Steel Steamers:
City of Augusta .............................................. ......Tuesday.March 10, 3 JO p. m.
City of Birmingham ............. .... ............ ............. ..Friday, March 13. 7 oo a. m. '" "
Nacoochee ...... ................- .................................. Sunday, March 15 7.00a.m. "Comanche" (new), "ilgonpiD, Iroquois, "Cherokee, "Semiao18"NORTH
Kansas City................................................. .......Tuesday, March 17 8.00 p. m.
{ City of Augusta ...............................................:.... Friday March 20, 9.00a.m. a
City of Birmingham............... .................... .........Sunday, March 22, n.ooa.m. BOUND.
Nacoochee .......... ............................................... Tuesday March 24, 2.00 p. m.
Steamers are appointed to sail according toUhe tide.
Kansas City..Priday, March 27, 4.oop m.
City of Augusta................................. .. .............. Sunday, March 29, 6,00a.m. I From JACKSONVILLE, FLA., (calling at Charleston), .... ..........Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
City of Birmingham............. ... ....... .....................Tuesday, March 31 7,00.m. I Erom CHARLESTON, S. C.,.................. ..... ............ .....Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays.
FROM SAVANNAH TO BOSTON.Gate For hours of sailing see "Clyde Line Schedule of Jacksonville and Charleston daily papers.i

City............... ................ .... .................. .... Sunday, March i, 7.ooa.m; SOUTH BOUND.Steamers .
Tallahassee ................../....................... ............ Thursday March 5, lo.ooa. m. are appointed to sail from Pier 29 East River, New York at 3 p.m., as follows:
........... ......................................... March ,
Chattahoochee Tuesday 10 3.00a.m.
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Gate City. .............. ............................. ..............Sunday, March 15 6.303.m. CHARLESTON, S. C., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.For
Tallahassee.................................................... ...Thursday, March 19, 8.00a.m. JACKSONVILLE, (calling at Charleston).. ........ ... ....Monda}!. Wednesdays and Fridays.
Chattahoochee.............................. ....................... Tuesday, March 24 i.ooa.m.
I Gate City............................. ............................... Sunday, March 29, 6 00 a.m.


( Ships do HOT Carry Passengers.) BARY LINE.Jacksonville .

City of Macon....................................................Tuesday, March 10, 3.30 p. m.
City of Macon.................................................... Friday March 20, 8.303. m. Falatka, SallfOl.tl, Enterprise, Fla., and Intermediate
City or Macon ...................................... .._......Monday, March 30 6.40p. m. Landings on the St. Johns lliver.

The Elegant Iron Side-Wheel Steamers
Cltv of Jacksonville, AND "Fred'k DeBary,"
Connect at Savannah with Central Railroad of Georgia Savannah, Florida & Western Railway
Florida Central& Peninsular Railroad. Leave Jacksonville, daily except Saturday, at 3:30: p. m. Returning leave San-
Through Bills of lading Tickets,and Baggage Checks to all points North and Hast. See your ford, daily, except Sunday, at 11. a. m., Enterprise 9:30 a. m.
nearest ticket agent or write for Freight or Passage to
J. P.BECKWITH, G. F. & P. Agent New Pier 35 N. R., New York. SOUTHBOUND NORTIIBOUND.

New Pier No.35, North River) New York. City Exchange Building, Savannah Ga. Leave 330 p. m.. ...................Jacksonville ............ ... ...... Arrive 3 3o a. m.
RICHARDSON lit BARNARD Agents, Lewis' Wharf; Boston 8.45 P m..................... .. .. Palatka.................... ..... Leave 9.00P.m.-
W. L JAMES, Agent, 13 S.Third Street, Philadelphia. u 3.ooa. m. .. ..................... ... .Astor.... ........................ 4.00p.m
W.H.RHETTGen'lAgt.C.R.R., 317 Broadway New York. 4.30 a m. .................... ........ St. Francis......................... 2.3Op.m. _
J.D. HASHAGEN, Eastern Agent, Sav.,Fla. & Western Ry. Co., 261 Broadway. N. Y. ...... ..... :..... .. .......................... Beresford .... .................. ..... .l J.3O p.m.
.L. ADAMS Gen'l East Agt. F. C. & P. R. R., A. DeW.SAMPSON, General Agent, Arrive 8.30 a. m. .................... .... Sanford........._.. ............ ...... Ie 9.ooa.m.
353 Broadway New York. 306 Washington st., Boston. u 9.25 a. m. ........... ......... .... Enterprise................ ... ...... 9.3Oa.m.
W. J. PARREWo Soliciting Agent. W. E. ARNOLD, Gen.Trav. Pass. Agt ...... ..... .... ......... .......... ....So. Fla. R. R. Wharf.... ......... ...... .. Jl.00 a. m..
WALTER HAWKINS Fla. Pass. Agent,
New Office, 224 West Bay Street.Jacksonville. General Passenger and Ticket Office, 204 West Bay St., Jaoksonville.

I W. A. BOURS. ESTABLISHED 1875. J. B. SOURS.k A. J. COLE Passenger Agent, 5 Bowling Green, New York. .
M. II. CLYDE, Assistant Traffic Manager Bo* ing Green, New York. i
THEO. G. EG Ell, Traffic Manager Bowling Green New York.F. .
,k WILLIAM A. BOURS & CO. M. IRONMONGER, Jr., Florida Passenger Agent 204 West Bay St., Jacksonville, Fit. I
JOHN L. HOWARD, Florida Freight Agent,foot Hogan Street,Jacksonville, Fla. I
J. A. LESLIE, Superintendent, foot Hogan Street Jacksonville. Fla.

Grain Garden Seeds and Fertilizers WM. P. CLYDE & CO., Qenl Agents, [i

,, 13 South Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia. 5 Bowline Green. New York. 1
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alii wEST BAY ST., J'ACK80NVII.LE, FLA.. ff

i We Handle Only the Best and Most Reliable Seeds. A Comple Stock of ,

Corn Oats Flour Bran Wheat Grits Meal

Cotton Seed Meal Both Bright and Dark.STATE Adapted to all Heads I
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From 3 Feet to 2000 Feet. '

llen Pertiliier Co. NITRATE SODA, iI i

Star work built of best material, with parts in

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS. SULPHATE POTASH, terchangeable. Carefully inspected before leaving I

} works. Pamphlets of either sent. Let us know f

P Orange Tree and Vegetable KAINIT, Etch what kind of work you want to do. ,

These FERTTT.T Fertnixen hare R.no superior In the market,and A trial will conrlnce.: JAMES LEFFEL & CO, Springfield, Ohio, II, 8, A ;
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:. 43 Farmers and Truckers are requested to send for my price-list of Field and Garden Seed AGRICULTURAL WEEKLIES,

1,000 bushels Texas Red Rust-proof Oats75: cents per bushel; Alfalfa or lucerne, 25 cents per DEVOTED TO
LINE pound;Rescue Grass,30 cents per pound. Farm Crops and Processes, ;

Horticulture and Fruit-Growing, L
P. F. WilSON SEEDSMAN Live-Stock and Dairying, ;

While it also includes all minor departments of i
Rural interest, such as the Poultry Yard, Entomology f
GAINESVILLE. FLORIDA. Bee-Keeping, Greenhouse and Grapery, I
Veterinary Replies Farm Questions and Answers,
Shortest Quickest Most Attractive Fireside Reading, Domestic Economy,and a sum
mary of the News of the Week. Its Market Reports -
are unusually complete, and much atten-
ROUTE: KAFFIR SEED CORN FOR SALE.Saved tion is paid to the Prospects of the Crops, as
throwing light upon one of the most importantof
BETWEEN questions-When to Buy and When to Sell.
FLORIDA POINTS AND THE NORTH from heavy heads from 12 to 16 inches long, and warranted Absolutely Pure. It is liberally illustrated,and contains more reading -
matter than ever before. The subscription
THE price is$2.50 per year, but we offer a SPECIAL
Florida REDUCTION In our .
Central and PeninsularNEW
This is certainly the greatest boon to stock and poultry raisers that has ever been introducedinto CLUB
THROUGH ROUTES. Florida, producing more grain and fodder than any other cereal. The grain makes a superior Ttco Subscriptions, in one remittance ....$ 4
article of meal for the human family. Six Subscriptions, .... 10
New York to Jacksonville by
New Florida Pennsylvania R. R. to Wash- While the supply lasts I will send, prepaid, enough seed of either variety to plant one acre Ten Subscriptions, ** .... IS
and Ington Southern Railway to for$z.oo; enough to plant two acres(one of each variety), for $1.90,or four acres, $3.50. Pf-To all NEW subscribers for 1896, paying
Northern I Columbia, Florida Central & in advance now, we will send the paper WEEKLY
Air Line. Peninsular to all principal WM. L. ORANGE, from our receeipt of the remittance to January i,
points in Florida. MannviUe, Fla. 1896, without charge. Specimen copies FREE.

Cincinnati to Harriman JunoCincinnati Address
Lion by Queen & Crescent, LUTHER TUCKER & SON, Publishers,
Harriman Junction to Ashe- 300 ACRES IN NURSERY. 0 ONE ACRE UNDER GLASS. O 38TH YEAR.
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Jacksonville j bia Central to Railway Jacksonville.&Pensnsular-Colum-, and Florida FRUIT TREES Specially Adapted to Florida.Oriental FLORIDAState

Cincinnati to Jacksonville by Pears Japan Plums on Marianna Stocks Japan Persimmons Giant Loquat, Strawberry
Cincinnati Queen &; Crescent to Chattanooga Plants. Grape Vines, etc. Rare Coniferae, Broad Leaved Evergreens Camelias 50,000 Palms, ri ultural ColleaeLAKE
and } Southern R'y to Ever- 10,000 Camphor and Cinnamon trees,Roses. The Greenhouse Department is the largest and
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Kansas City Fort Scott &
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Jackso'TllleThro' }to Birmingham, Southern Ivy MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 1895.
Line to Everette, Fla. Central & "
Peninsular to all Fla. points. "
Louis to Jacksonville by "DAISY" Mechanical
regular courses Agricultural -
1St. Short Line to Du Quoin, ,Latin-Scientific, Women's,equivalent
Holly Sp'gsRoute. Central to Holly Sp'gs, in length studies and honor. Graduate
City, Memphis & Birmingham of Latin-Scientific course receive degree of A.B.;
J to Birmingham,Sou. of other courses,degree of B. S.
R'y to Everette and F. C.&; P. A one year's Business Courte. giving thor
Sioux City&Chicago to Jacksonville ough instruction in Commercial LawArithmeUc,
Ill. Cent. to Holly Penmanship and Book-Keeping.
Holly Route.Sp'gs. }Sp'gs. E1., 0. M, & B. to Bir A year's course in Stenography, TypeWriting -
mingham, Sou. R'y to Ever- Implement That Every Gardener and Strawberry and Telegraphy, fitting students for business.
ette and the F. C. &P. Graduates oftheso courses receive certificates of
Louis'ille & Nashllle to River I Grower Should Have proficiency.
New. Orleans Junction. F. C. &; P. only A course in Piano Music has been added
To }route with through sleepersJacklo'yllle under an associate of the Toronto Conservatory
between New Orleans and of Music,giving best facilities to students of the
Jacksonville.The Piano, at a reasonable charge.
Military Instruction under a graduate of
F. C. & P. has '700 miles of track in West Point. The young men are under Military -
Florida running through the Discipline similar to West Point The
Tobacco Jtfgvons, College Physician attends all students without
Stock farming and Dairy Section, charge. Lake City is one of the healthiest placesin
Peach and Strawberry Lands, America. High Pine Land. Pure Water. In
Orange,Banana and Pineapple Country, eleven years there has not been a death at the
Photp hate Belt. College. All courses are open to women. Stu-
Mat the Silver Spring and dents not prepared for the Freshman class can
Other Fine Scenery enter the Preparatory Department.To .
The Great Hunting Country.. students from Florida tuition Is Free in
Beaches the Noted Fishing Ground all departments except Piano Music. Music
Has the best lands for tillage, greatest vari students pay a reasonable charge. Students
ety of soils in the State,and above all from other States pay$20 a, year tuition, music
u extra. board in the Mess Hall at
Young men $10a
Runs over the Central Rldgeland month. women board with families in
Where It Is High and :
Healthy. town at $10 to$15 a month. College year begins
Prosperous towns fill its route and it offers September 30, 1895.
:l the best freight facilities for any produce to For catalogues address
the Northern markets.*
Send also for the best map of Florida (sent ,
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Jacksonville,Fla. I
to the desire for Morphine Opium

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Offers habits; $> for curing
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t With Improved Ventilated Cars, this company I beg leave to state that I now have a rare care
is better equipped than ever ever to for that dread disease. Pulmonary Consumption.You .
i k handle the Orange and Vegetable Crops,and well know that this disease carries off one
of Truck and Strawberries
Insure close connections and prompt despatch Thousands of acres are cultivated entirely by hand. seventh of the world's population every year.
r r. to all Eastern and Western Markets. This little plow has been perfected with special reference to Florida use and This remedy was discovered in Mexico,and I
Through oars to destination with- with the assistance and suggestions of Florida growers. have gained possesion of it,and now offer it for
ale under a guarantee to cure or money refunded -
; out delay.
change or
,and expect to achieve as great a success
Perishable freight followed by wire and with it as I have with my Great Morphine,
f E shippers advised time passing various junction Whisky and Tobacco Cures. Write feu;full
I points and arrival at destination. Four Points and a Wrench Go With Each Plow.Given ticulars. The price of Wilson ConsumptionCure par
All claims for overcharges and loss promptly is $25-$10 cash with order and $rs when
adjusted. cure is complete. II you have any relatives or
See that your goods are marked friends suffering from this complaint I would

via F. C. & P. R. R. with this paper to new subscribers for one year for $5.00 f. o. b. at our I I deem it to a great this. favor No frauds if you are would allowed call to their use the attention -

:o.- For Information call on or address the undersigned i United States mails now, and the fact that we
: Storeroom.FARMER have for four years done an immense mall order
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W. B. TUCKER Gen.A Orlando, Fla. relied upon to do as we advertise to do. This
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Or N.S. PENNINGTON,Traffic Manager
means of saving some fnend or relative.
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